Life Celebrations

P.O. Box 22673, Carmel, CA 93922 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Life Celebrations

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
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311 Reviews for Life Celebrations

Recommended by 99% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Adrienne Wilson · Getting married on 05/04/2020

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    Beautiful moment in our life

    We opted for an intimate wedding with only 12 guests in order to keep the costs and stress level down. Brian was a great choice. He was very accommodating and easy to work with. He was great at helping us tailor vows that matched our values which made the moment that much more special for us. Brian’s reading of the ceremony nearly brought tears to my eyes and the guests. Thank you Brian for helping to make our ceremony so beautiful!

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    Anjali Shah · Married on 08/30/2019

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    Had the best experience with Brian as our Officiant for our private wedding ceremony in Carmel!

    My fiance and I decided to have a private non-religious wedding ceremony in Carmel before our big Indian wedding a few weeks later. We were so happy with our experience with Brian! From when we first reached out to Brian, he took the time to send us different readings and vows to choose from, and even gave us a recommendation on locations since we are not from Carmel. He set up a call to get to know us better and how we met, and incorporated those details into the ceremony to make it more personal. The location and the service was perfect, and the words were all so meaningful to us. He even provided us with a copy of all the readings and vows he spoke to so we would be able to keep. I would highly recommend Brian as an Officiant if you are looking for someone to make your wedding ceremony special and have give it that personal touch!

    Sent on 09/03/2019

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Life Celebrations FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 250.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 50.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)? $ 150.00
  • 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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  • 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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    831-621-5396 (Phone number)

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