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THE ONLY SAN DIEGO OFFICIANT service that has won the WeddingWire "Couples' Choice Award" 11 years in a row! (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 3012, 2011, 2010 and 2009)

No surprise that Wedding Chaplains Christopher Tuttle and Chaplain Mary are some of the busiest Wedding Officiants in San Diego and Temecula Wine Country. They perform over 200 wedding ceremonies each and every year (well over 4000 ceremonies to date).

No Personal Judgement or Religious Agenda... Ever! As Wedding Chaplains, they are able to serve couples; whatever their faiths, beliefs and even non-beliefs.

Vows From The Heart Ministries HOLDS AN A+ RATING with the Better Business Bureau and won the prestigious BBB torch Award for marketplace ethics.

Rev. Christopher has even been heard performing weddings "On The Air" in San Diego (KSON and Channel 9-3-3) and has been heard on KyXy, KOW-FM as well as stations across the US and Canada. He is also one of a few Wedding Officiants seen on TLC鈥檚 "Wild Weddings" that was not a blooper! (It was an actual "Wild Wedding" at the San Diego Wild Animal Park with Wild Animals in attendance!) His standing in the Wedding industry has an expert in ceremony tradition and etiquette has him as a regular source of information with Brides magazine, Modern Bride and many others.

To exceed your expectations in a Wedding Officiant".

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$600

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$525

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
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What languages do you speak?

English
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Krystalynn
Krystalynn J. Married on 10/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Chris is fantastic

Christopher married us 10.07.22 at Grand Tradition. Our venue recommends Vows From the Heart. We loved his personality and our guest did too! He did a fabulous job giving us a Christian-based ceremony. He was funny, serious, and enjoyable all that we wanted! So happy Christopher was a part of our wedding. I loved that we were able to customize our ceremony by choosing prayers, readings, and special messages for our marriage. We also did our own vows which was special to us. Book Vows From the Heart, you will be happy that you did.
Allie
Allie B. Married on 10/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfection!!!! We had a great experience with Vows From the Heart!

We chose Vows From The Heart to officiate our wedding and聽our聽officiant was Christopher and we had a really great experience - from the first conversation to the day of our wedding! One of the main reasons we decided to choose Christopher is because he is 100% transparent from the beginning. In our first phone call, he described what he does, what the process is like, and how involved he will be in the process. What I really liked about him too is that there's no pressure from him at all! In fact, he encourages you to speak to a couple officiants before deciding - because he's that genuine, and I really appreciated that about him so we booked him that same weekend!聽
Once we booked him, he聽provided us with a Ceremony Handbook where you can customize your ceremony and make selections about the type of wedding ceremony you want (e.g. spiritual, non-spiritual), any acts of celebrations you want to include, how you want to be presented, and more. You can even submit your selections online, which was a nice option to have!聽
I have to say - we initially planned to write our own vows but got too busy and didn't have enough time after all so we asked Christopher literally 2 days before our wedding if we could use a traditional vow (i.e.聽repeat after me style) instead and he was able to make that change for us- even last minute, which we were so relieved to hear!聽
On the day of our wedding, Christopher was great! He checked in our us before the ceremony and made sure everything was smooth...and he did an AWESOME job! Everyone really liked him and you can tell he's a professional at this. For example, I noticed that he moved out of the way at certain times during the ceremony (e.g. the kiss) so that the photographer could get a good photo! I mean, he just nailed it to perfection! He made the ceremony very warm, inviting, and fun. He made the crowd laugh and cry while keeping everyone engaged throughout the ceremony!
With all this said, I highly recommend using Vows From The Heart as your officiant for your wedding! They will not disappoint!聽
Kyra
Kyra Married on 05/15/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Calms the nerves

Thank you for making my day feel special and unique. Rev Chris did a Skype call with my husband and I prior to booking so we could be sure he was the right fit. From start to finish he made everything seem so comfortable! Thanks
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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43 Endorsements
Be Lavish Weddings - Lavish Lark Photography Be Lavish Weddings - Lavish Lark Photography Wedding Photographers

Rev. Christopher and Chaplain Mary are the best of the best! I have been honored to work with them many times throughout the years and I am always happy to see they are on my calendar! They both give the most heartfelt ceremonies and truly love what they do. I highly recommend then to all my clients, they will not find any two more fun and a pleasure to work with!

G Sharp Entertainment G Sharp Entertainment Wedding Musicians

We had the pleasure of working with Christopher Tuttle early this year at the Catamaran Resort in San Diego. We see a LOT of officiants, both professional and otherwise, and most of them are truly forgettable. But Christopher conducted a ceremony that still stands out to me as one of the best. With a very easy-going yet professional demeanor, he made the moment relaxed and light-hearted without sacrificing the class or the emotion. Exactly what you want for a beach wedding!

Sterling Productions Sterling Productions Wedding DJs

Reverend Chris Tuttle is truly amazing, and always is a pleasure to work with. He provides a wonderful service and experience to the couple, families and guests alike. Witty, professional and never boring. He is a rock solid choice for brides and grooms that are looking for that all important "flawless ceremony!"

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