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.
Laurey H · Married on 12/29/2018
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We had an amazing experience having Brian as our officiant for our wedding! He was professional and reliable. We enjoyed his sense of humor and how he personalized our ceremony.
Alicia · Married on 12/08/2018
When we were looking for an officiant we had no idea where to start. We wanted a nondenominational ceremony that was personal and fun. Being a non-traditional couple we wanted to customize our ceremony with our own vows and unique readings. Brian was recommend to us by a friend and after talking to him on the phone we knew he would be perfect! We met up for coffee and Brain got to know us better and asked some great questions about how we met and what brought us together. He was very helpful and supportive leading up to the wedding. I ran into some writers block and reached out for some help. He gave great advice and I was able to get into words how I felt. We had given him a few readings we loved and hoped he could work them into the ceremony. We did not get to read the ceremony ahead of time but it came out beautifully! It was perfect and real and honest. We laughed and cried throughout the whole ceremony. A few of our guest comment on how beautiful the ceremony was. Brian was an excellent officiant and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a personal and meaningful ceremony.
Life Celebrations Price Rates
If you contract with me for a wedding or vow renewal on Monday through Thursday from now until the end of March, 2019, I will discount my fee 10%.
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