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Rick Grove is a wedding officiant located in Carlsbad, California. Rick has been officiating weddings throughout San Diego and the surrounding area since 2007. He's a professional educator, speaker, and voice-over artist, and he uses his work experience to deliver ceremonies as light hearted or a meaningful as a couple wishes. He works closely with couples to provide highly customized, personal ceremonies, tailored to a couple's vision of their big day. Rick specializes in agnostic and nondenominational weddings.

Services Offered
Rick conducts officiation ceremonies for wedding of all sizes and types, including civil unions, non-religious ceremonies, single-religion ceremonies, LGBTQ+ ceremonies, and interfaith ceremonies. His vows are always customized for the couple, weaving in the couple's personal anecdotes and stories to create a memory that will last forever.

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Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

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No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Dmitry T. Married on 06/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

All you could hope for in your wedding officiant!

My partner and I were a bit apprehensive about hiring someone that we didn't know to play such an intimate role in our wedding. However, after one phone call with Rick Grove, we knew we had lucked out and found the exact right guy! He was warm, funny, reassuring, and immediately gave us both the shared feeling that this was exactly who we wanted to hear from during our most special time. Rick patiently listened to us as individuals, as a couple, and as his clients, and did all he can to accommodate our wishes and personalize our ceremony. He had many beautiful readings and ceremony parts for us to choose from and customize, and provided his own (unjudgmental) guidance to help us choose the perfect ceremony flow. In his individual interviews with us, he asked some open-ended questions and allowed us to truly share what is special about our partner and our relationship, which he tastefully incorporated into his script. Many people told us that the ceremony was beautiful and just the perfect length--we couldn't agree more. Rick Grove feels more like a long-time family friend than a hired officiant, and that just speaks to his absolute perfect fit for this role. He loves what he does, and we loved having him be an integral part of our ceremony. Rick's fees were already quite modest, and were worth every at that. We will be forever grateful for the seamless process and beautiful ceremony that Rick gave to us. You absolutely CANNOT be disappointed here, and we vow to that.
Ryan S. Married on 11/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing officiant! Helpful in so many ways.

Rick was so easy to work with from the beginning. He helped us plan our ceremony and everything went off perfectly. I highly recommend getting in contact with Mr. Grove for an amazing ceremony.
Edward G. Married on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

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Rick was terrific from start to finish. He made it all so easy for us. He had an amazing template which we took from him and implemented our own ideas to better customize our ceremony.

He was helpful in preparing the ceremony dialogue. Anytime we didn’t know what we wanted he gave his suggestions and ideas through his valuable experience in officiating, which we then incorporated.

Rick’s performance of the ceremony was absolutely stellar. We had many guests complimenting the ceremony, but specifically pertaining to Rick, regarding his voice, his tone and the flow of the ceremony which he very successfully executed.

Rick was super prepared and professional.

Added bonus, he helped with the handling process of our marriage license.

10 out of 10, 100 out of 100.

Highest recommendation possible. Great value.
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2 Endorsements

Rick is awesome, its always a pleasure working alongside him for Ceremonies for our Injoy & Illeet Entertainment events. 5 stars all around from us!

DJ Hersch DJ Hersch Wedding DJs

I had the pleasure of working with Rick at the San Diego Botanical Gardens. Rick was an outstanding officiant! He arrived early for his sound check and was very easy to work with. He was very familiar with microphones and his volume and cadence were perfect during the ceremony. Rick was well prepared and did a fantastic job with the ceremony. Everyone in attendance was impressed and pleased with Rick and I would highly recommend him to any couple looking for an officiant. He is awesome!


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