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Life Celebrations

Carmel, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
349 reviews
$600 Typical Price

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$600 Typical Price

Life Celebrations is a wedding officiant company in Carmel, California. The officiant, Brian Lyke, has been a college chaplain, a hospice chaplain, and a pastor. For over 35 years, he has helped couples create a ceremony that shows their values and intentions for their life together.

Experience
Brian graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, earning a Masters of Divinity degree. Additionally, for 20 years, he was a staff of the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

Services Offered
Life Celebrations provides officiant services, such as offering counselings and creating customized vows, to several wedding types, including civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, rehearsals, single religion ceremonies, and vow renewals. The following are religions that the officiant services:

  • Agnostic
  • Anglican
  • Baha'i Faith
  • Baptist
  • Buddhist
  • Catholic
  • Episcopalian

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$600

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$250

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$50

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$150

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Taylor D. Married on 06/07/2022
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    Intimate wedding

    My husband and I had a great experience with Brian! He was very flexible when we unexpectedly had to change our ceremony time and location, and he wrote us a beautiful ceremony speech that he gave us a copy of to keep and look back on forever. I am so happy we chose Brian as our officiant, and I highly recommend him!
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    Felicia H. Married on 04/15/2022
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    Made our day great!

    Brian was an awesome officiant for our wedding. He interviewed us several months prior to our ceremony to get to know us and the story of how we met through golf. He sent us multiple reading and vows selections, making it really easy for us to design the ceremony, especially since we weren't writing our own vows. Several weeks prior to the ceremony, he kept us on track and reminded us to choose the readings and vows. It was a very pleasant surprise when he beautifully wove our golf "story" into the ceremony (we got married on our balcony at Pebble Beach). Brian was always very responsive, showed up on time, and made our day special. I would highly recommend him for your ceremony.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

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If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.

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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Fleurish Floral Designs Fleurish Floral Designs Wedding Florists

Brian Lyke is a wonderful Officiant. He is quiet and sensitive and listens to his couples to create the perfect wedding ceremony. Everyone who has met Brian agrees that he is a great person and a perfect fit for their event. I always enjoy witnessing Brian's wedding ceremonies. I highly recommend Life Celebrations and Brian Lyke!

Carmel Photography Carmel Photography Wedding Photographers

I have photographed countless weddings with Brian over the years - and each one is handled with sacredness and care. He always incorporates details of how the couple met or something significant in their lives. i have always found him to be kind, professional and gracious in helping the couple through some very nervous ceremonies. He is my number one recommendation for an officiant in our area.

Every Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination Every Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination Wedding Planners

I've worked with Rev. Brian Lyke since first starting out over 12 years ago and have always found him to be a caring and sincere celebrant. These qualities carry over into the ceremonies he creates for each of his couples. He also offers pre-marrital guidance, which is a helpful resource for those couples who feel they may need it. I enjoy working with Brian and highly recommend him to my couples. Patty Speirs, Every Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination, www.eldweddings.com

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P.O. Box 22673 Carmel, 93922
8312775171
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