Rabbi Meredith Cahn of Your Wedding Your Way is a wedding officiant located in Petaluma, California who specializes in Jewish wedding ceremonies. Rabbi Meredith Cahn weaves Jewish traditions with personal elements of each couple into a unique and meaningful ceremony. She approaches each couple and ceremony with respect and honor for culture, beliefs and other intimate values. Rabbi Meredith Cahn pays special attention to include wedding guests who may or may not be of the Jewish faith.
Rabbi Meredith Cahn personalizes each ceremony experience by meeting multiple times with each couple to know and understand their story and desires for the ceremony. She is available to perform officiating services for rehearsals, vow renewals, civil unions, non-religious, single religion and interfaith ceremonies. Rabbi Meredith Cahn is a licensed wedding officiant.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Mindy · Married on 09/26/2015
Working with Rabbi Meredith was a wonderful experience. As a non-observant jew marrying a Japanese man, I was initially unsure whether having a rabbi officiate our wedding was right for me. But once my husband and I met Rabbi Meredith, we were certain that she was the right fit to officiate our wedding. Her explanation of the jewish marriage customs made us both excited to learn more about jewish rituals and adapt them for our ceremony. Meredith's passion for officiating at weddings came through from our first meeting. She was also enthusiastic to learn about my husband's Japanese cultural background and incorporate Japanese rituals into our ceremony to best reflect both of our cultures. Thereafter, creating our ceremony truly felt like a beautiful collaboration between the three of us. Throughout the process, Rabbi Meredith was extremely responsive and communicative. The materials and exercises she provided for us also helped us, not only to create our ceremony, but also to truly meditate on our relationship and prepare ourselves for our marriage. On the actual wedding day, Rabbi Meredith did an excellent job of making the Jewish rituals incorporated into our ceremony accessible for our multifaith and multicultural audience, and making the experience very personalized and intimate. My husband and I felt very connected during our ceremony as a result of the energy created by Rabbi Meredith. Afterward, numerous guests shared with us that our wedding ceremony was the best one they ever witnessed, and that it was incredibly moving. We are grateful to Rabbi Meredith for creating an unforgettable ceremony and would recommend her to other couples without hesitation.Sent on 12/14/2015
Rabbi Meredith Cahn's reply:Thanks so much, Mindy. I feel the same way about planning and being with you.
Marisa Sarnoff · Married on 08/17/2019
We are so, so incredibly grateful to have found Rabbi Cahn. I'm a progressive Jew, raised reform, and my husband is secular, raised Christian. We really wanted a ceremony that reflected both Jewish traditions and our current worldview, and Rabbi Cahn really got that, and helped us create a ceremony that was truly meaningful and joyful. She also got to know us, through plenty of FaceTime meetings (we live on the east coast) and pre-marriage questionnaires and articles. We loved the process of working with her to learn more about the ceremony, and the result was, honestly, perfect -- warm, inclusive, interesting, meaningful, and, of course, happy and joyful. The ceremony was my favorite part of the wedding. And, our guests -- a mix of religions -- absolutely loved Rabbi Cahn. They couldn't stop talking about how great she was! I can't imagine having done this with anyone else. She is also just a really interesting person who we are glad to have met. We are thrilled to have found her. Thank you, Rabbi Cahn!Sent on 09/19/2019
Rabbi Meredith Cahn's reply:Oh Marisa, thank you for such kind words! I loved getting to know the two of you and what a lovely event! All your friends and family were delightful and such a, well, perfect day!
Sharon · Married on 07/07/2019
Wonderful Rabbi helped make our wedding day
Rabbi Cahn was amazing. Family and friends came up to us after the ceremony and thought we had known her for years, her remarks were that personal. She made us feel comfortable, opened her home to us, and really went above and beyond to get to know us before the wedding. We also really appreciated her guidance, both in the reading materials/resources she gave us as reference as we prepared to make this commitment to each other, and through the questions she asked us when we met with her.Sent on 08/21/2019
As relatively lapsed Jews, with a mix of both Jewish and non-Jewish family and friends attending our ceremony, we appreciated the time Rabbi Cahn took both to help us craft an appropriately Jewish ceremony, and to explain the religious elements to our guests throughout the ceremony. Too often we have attended weddings where the ceremony either is too short or too long, but we felt that Rabbi Meredith helped us find that perfect middle ground length - about a half hour - where we placed enough gravitas on the ceremony (not just the reception) on our big day - but didn't lose anyone in the process.
I look forward to seeing Rabbi Cahn in the years to come.
Rabbi Meredith Cahn's reply:I loved getting to know you two! And loved all the touches you and your family brought to the ceremony... Such a pleasure!
Meredith was warm and enthusiastic about the Wedding that we worked together at in Lake Tahoe! It was a joy to be in her presence and we felt very comfortable around her. Thanks Meredith for the sweet words you shared for us on here! We are about to share the Highlight Film from their wedding, it's so good!! See you around! All our Best, Zachariah and Team at Stillwater Cinematography
Rabbi Meredith conducted the most beautiful, articulate, funny, meaningful, entertaining, and educational ceremony I have ever been witness to, and I have been shooting weddings for 14 years. She was so funny, so present and so articulate. Her ability to talk about the couple's history and what they meant to each other was amazingly beautiful. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting a meaningful and unforgettable ceremony that will be a pleasure to both them and their guests. She will enrich and deepen your wedding experience. As a wedding photographer I can also tell you that she is so engaged in the moment that her expressions add to the wedding photos in a great way! I love her and you will too!