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.
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.
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:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Dianna · Married on 07/05/2018
When you've been together 33 years, you think it will be difficult for someone to see into our souls and read our hearts but our first hello with Brian was like meeting an old friend we hadn't seen in a while. Talking about the journey toward our special day was as if we were just catching up and our old friend listened to every word intently. On the day of the ceremony, he touched on the highest points of our life together and brought special meaning to every word. We felt a glow that swept through us all, even total strangers looking on. Our closest friends and family found it hard to believe we hadn't known Brian for years. We couldn't have asked for a better person to have taken us into this next beautiful step in our lives. His words and spirit will always be a warm memory of that day.Sent on 07/08/2018
Adrienne Wilson · Getting married on 05/04/2020
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!Sent on 05/03/2019
Anjali Shah · Married on 08/30/2019
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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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!
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.
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