Yes, your ceremony can be as awesome as the reception!
You want it to be fun, romantic, NOT BORING AND LONG, and reflect who you are as a couple. Creating a custom ceremony that fits both you, is what I love to do!
Hi, I'm an ordained wedding officiant and my world is filled with love and laughter! Enjoying life, going on adventures and sharing an amazing day with my couples are my favorites things! I officiate weddings and elopements FOR ALL FUN couples in Southern California and destination locations. I have officiated hundreds of weddings: Spiritual, LGBTQIA, Elopements, Intimate to Over the Top and all unique. I was also a wedding planner, so I can definitely make your wedding ceremony stressfree and fun. Wedding officiating is a perfect fit for me - I have been in theatre since I was 14, used to do voice overs for radio and TV and, I love writing custom ceremonies. Best job ever!
What I do
Your ceremony should be a reflection of both of you. It should be unique and tell your personal story to your family and friends. I refuse to do long and boring, I do awesome! They are very couple-centric, the focus is about what a romantic and loving marriage can be. They are more about the two of you. We can get creative and try new things or we can be traditional, or something in-between. This is California, #beyou! My ceremonies are also very LGBTQ friendly!
I’m madly in love with my husband, Alan! We will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary next year with a Vow Renewal on the beach! Alan is an award-winning wedding photographer(AlanMerriganPhoto.com), romantic and brilliant! We share our lives with two semi-wonderful kids and too many adorable "furkids". Our family loves hiking in the mountains, cycling, walking on the beach, watching Game of Thrones, Marvel, DC Superhero's, Star Trek and Star Wars movies (we don't play favorites!) and of course, anything Harry Potter!
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Jun Wu · Married on 12/14/2018
The absolute best officiant ever!
Choosing Reverend Heidi and award-winning photographer Alan was the BEST choice for our elopement! We couldn't have done it without them and we sincerely thank them for being so PASSIONATE and THOUGHTFUL in every step of the process. Heidi is so easy to approach and work with. She is very clear on describing exactly what to expect for the special day. My fiancée and I were worried that a small and intimate civil union wouldn't have the same feel as a traditional one, but Heidi made our day incredible! In addition, Heidi and Alan went out of their way to help us find a BEAUTIFUL ceremony spot. They guided us throughout the process and showed us many samples of their work to make our ceremony truly unique. One thing that I Love about Heidi and Alan is that they also got married at Big Bear Lake! We share many commonalities and we were blessed to have them both for our elopement. THANK YOU SO MUCH Aunt Heidi and Uncle Alan!Sent on 02/11/2019
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Rebecca Amagrande Savilo · Getting married on 07/01/2020
Amazing in every respect!
There are no words to fully describe how amazing our experience was with Reverend Heidi. She was available and happy to answer every random wedding question that came up, she took the to meet with me and my now husband to discuss what we wanted out of our ceremony and what we expected from her, and she reached out to remind us to enjoy the engagement period (and put wedding planning stress aside). During the ceremony when I got choked up from the emotion of the day, she put the ceremony on a 10-second pause and told me to "hug my man," which was something that I have never seen, but was perfect in the moment. Every guest said that she felt like a family member with us, and that is exactly the feeling that I will always remember from working with her. I'm so glad that we had the opportunity to work with Heidi!Sent on 05/05/2019
Jensen · Married on 05/11/2019
We could not recommend Heidi enough. She was ALWAYS so helpful, responsive, thorough, and truly amazing. In fact, now that our wedding is over we are a bit sad to not be working with her anymore. Heidi always brings positivity and is SO good at her job. Seriously, have Heidi officiate your wedding, you will thank us later!Sent on 05/14/2019
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Simply put, I really enjoy working with Heidi! I've worked with her since 2006 and have always found her to be upbeat and positive, which really helps with weddings as there can be a certain amount of pressure to make sure everything is as close to perfect as you can get. And that's where Heidi shines: she's calm and even-keeled and she listens to your thoughts, concerns, questions, and addresses them in a manner that helps you to feel calm and less stressed about not only the ceremony, but the whole wedding planning process. Just one call to her and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. She's one of the best!
Heidi from Love Story Vows is an exceptional person, colleague, and professional! I have known Heidi for over 20 years! And it wasn't difficult to choose my wedding officiant for myself and my husband. Heidi was our first choice! And what an amazing ceremony it was! She helped us incorporate our kids, make it unique, and certainly brought laughter and tears to everyone! She helped me stay calm during the planning process. She stayed in touch daily. And she even stayed with us all night to celebrate! Thank you Heidi....so so much!
I have worked with many officiants throughout my time as an event coordinator. Heidi with Love Story Vows has been my favorite. She makes it a priority to cater to the couples every need. She is attentive, kind and professional. You can see how passionate she is about what she does from the first conversation. I would highly recommend Heidi to anyone looking for her services. She and her husband are both very involved in this industry and definitely know what they are doing.