Weddings of the Heart is an experienced non-denominational wedding officiant located in Petaluma, California. Dr. Lili Goodman Freitas extends her over 30 years of experience to make each couple’s day an authentic reflection of their relationship. Her expansive educational experience and knowledge of an array of cultures and religions translates to a ceremony that both honors and celebrates your marriage.
Dr. Lili Goodman Freitas began officiating weddings in 1983 and can offer a professional experience as a practicing ordained minister. Her educational background includes master’s degrees in social work and psychology, along with doctorate degrees in folklore-folklife and spiritual science. She maintains a role in academia through serving on the faculty of the University of Santa Monica and teaching within the spiritual psychology master’s degree program. Dr. Goodman Freitas’ knowledge of psychology and spirituality are apparent as she invests in knowing and understanding every couple and how they wish to observe such an intimate life event.
Weddings of the Heart offers services for diverse forms of weddings, including various sizes, religions, cultures and more. Weddings of the Heart aims to enclose each couple with love, compassion and respect from beginning to end. The initial consultation offered through this officiant allows Dr. Goodman Freitas to explore what you hope for in your wedding ceremony. She is available to officiate a civil union, non-religious, single religion, vow renewal, commitment ceremony or rehearsal services. Beyond the ceremony, Dr. Goodman Freitas offers marriage preparation counseling and workshops. Collaborate with her on your vows to the overall ceremony with Weddings of the Heart.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Michelle · Married on 02/18/2017
Lili was everything we were looking for in an officiant for our wedding. She was so thoughtful, and she got to know us during the months leading up to our wedding. She was also very responsive and great at communicating our ceremony drafts to us. In addition to creating our perfect ceremony (which included comments from our family and friends, to whom she reached out), she was also a calming force for me on our wedding day. She could tell that I was very nervous, and she helped me meditate and calm myself just a few minutes before the ceremony, which really helped me to be able to take everything in once I got up to the alter. We definitely plan to stay in touch with her, and we can't recommend her more highly.Sent on 03/12/2017
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Julie · Married on 09/24/2018
Our Perfect Wedding Ceremony
Working with Lili was such a wonderful experience. She was so caring and thoughtful through the entire process. She took time to get to know us and asked us so many thoughtful questions in order to write the perfect ceremony for us. We really enjoyed talking with her beforehand and collaborating on the ceremony. The ceremony was absolutely perfect. She is truly a pro! It was beautiful, meaningful, and had the aspects of traditional ceremonies we wanted and also had our own touch. Our guests were very impressed with the ceremony and how touching it was. We felt like we were in such good hands throughout the process because Lili really knows what she is doing and gave excellent advice and suggestions. She even asked us what we wanted her to wear to the ceremony. We couldn't have asked for more from an officiant. She took the stress out of planning our wedding ceremony and helped make it such a perfect experience.
Megan · Married on 09/22/2018
Lili is a wonder to work with. I loved how she gave my groom and I options for our ceremony and really got to know us to make it really personal. Though our ceremony was all planned out what wasn’t was my 2 yr old son running around the whole time. As well as my 2 yr old niece walking up during the ceremony and asking Lili “are you done talking yet?” She could not have handled it more gracefully and have a good chuckle and continued on. She took anything those two threw her way and continued on without skipping a beat. Everyone asked how we knew her as she wasn’t able to describe us as a couple perfectly.Sent on 10/09/2018
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Weddings of Heart Price Rates
If you book a weekday wedding M-Th I offer a 10% discount on my normal fee.
Starting a wedding day with a beautiful ceremony really sets the tone for the rest of the event. Lili always brings such positive energy and joy to all she does. Her ceremonies are memorable and authentic. She connects with the couple and the guests and is able to showcase what makes each couple unique and special. Love this officent!!!
Reverend Lili Goodman Freitas gives heart-felt and charming services for those wanting a professional officiant to help them "tie the knot." What a wonderful experience for couples on their wedding day!
Lili is great to work with. She meets with each couple to really personalize their wedding and make it special. She has a great presence and makes sure each wedding is unique. It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to working with you in the future.