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Weddings of Heart

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About

$525 Typical Price

Weddings of the Heart offers couples experienced non-denominational wedding ceremonies throughout the greater San Francisco Bay area. 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 cultural identities and religions allows her to co-create with you a ceremony that uniquely honors and celebrates your love.

Experience:

Lili Goodman Freitas, Ph.D. began officiating weddings in 1983 and brings her professional experience as an ordained minister, educator and counselor to her work. 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 Meridian University teaching M.A and Ph.D. students in psychology. Dr. Goodman Freitas’ knowledge of couples, psychology and spirituality are apparent in the insightful, joyful, and loving presence she brings to her work. She is a seasoned public speaker and will present your ceremony with poise, lightheartedness and love.

Services Offered
Weddings of the Heart offers services for all forms of weddings, including various sizes, religions, cultures and more. Weddings of the Heart aims to envelop each couple with love, compassion and respect from beginning to end. The initial complementary consultation offered allows you to explore what you hope for in your wedding ceremony. Lili is available to officiate a civil union, non-religious, single religion, interfaith, intercultural, vow renewal, commitment ceremony or rehearsal services. Beyond the ceremony, Dr. Lili offers marriage preparation counseling and workshops. Collaborate with her to create a memorable ceremony with Weddings of the Heart.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$525

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$500

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$175

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$90

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Baha'i Faith
Buddhist
Episcopalian
Hindu
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Quaker
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA

What languages do you speak?

English

54 Reviews

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    Charmaine P. Married on 04/16/2022
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    Felt the love

    Dr. Lili Freitas won us over with her warmth and positive attitude. When we interviewed possible officiants for our wedding we wanted someone who would work with us to figure out what we wanted, because both my husband and I were raised Roman Catholic but are not practicing Catholics as adults. We also chose not to get married in a church but wanted a ceremony that had some aspects of religion, traditions from my filipino culture and overall a ceremony filled with an exuberance of love. Dr. Lili did just that with the ceremony she put together for us. The ceremony ended up very beautiful and we received so many compliments from guests saying that they felt all the love and even had a lot of happy tears (including my husband who is the most stoic man I know). Dr. Lili was a pleasure to work with.

    Weddings of Heart's reply:

    Dear Charmaine,
    Thank you for your kind words! It was truly a joyful day.
    Blessings to you both for your lives ahead!
    Warmest wishes,
    Lili
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    Holly L. Married on 08/28/2021
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    Lili made our wedding ceremony magical!

    Lili made our wedding ceremony magical! We booked with Lili back in 2020 and she was flexible and kind when we had to move our wedding due to COVID. With no problems (or cost) whatsoever with the move she officiated our wedding on 8/28/21.

    Our friends and family all commented that they thought she was a grandmother, or a long time family friend, because our ceremony felt so personal. Lili was totally a pro - she had the whole process figured out and it made it easy and not stressful for us to walk through the process. She even asked for our preference on what she should wear.

    She gave us a ton of material to work from and then we went through an editing process where we picked out pieces from her scripts that we liked to form our final ceremony. This allowed us exactly the right amount of customization and made it so that we were able to "write" what made sense for us without having to write anything from scratch.

    We also didn't want to write super long custom vows like we had heard at friends weddings... (the whole here is our entire relationship story etc), so we asked for some partially prewritten vows and customized those and then read them ourselves and it was exactly the right amount of personal that we wanted to share out loud with friends and family. There were plenty of tears shed!

    I would 100% recommend working with Lili on your ceremony! She helped us created something so meaningful (and not religious) especially since we didn't have that perfect friend to officiate. Thank you Lili!!

    Weddings of Heart's reply:

    Thank you so much for such a kind review. It really was a beautiful day even in the midst of the warmth of the day. I trust you had a beautiful party afterwards. Many blessings for a beautiful life ahead. Warmly, Lili
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    Victoria S. Married on 06/12/2021
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    Above and beyond

    Working with Reverend Lili Freitas was the best part of our wedding. She made our ceremony so meaningful. Reverend Lili is pleasant to work with, intelligent, personable and really provided for a personalized wedding preparation experience. Our family and friends all indicated that the ceremony was so heartfelt because of Reverend Lili. Her expertise and experience just shines. My husband and I could not recommend Lili highly enough. If we could do it all again, we would without a doubt, work with Lili and Weddings of Heart. Thank you, Lili, for making our wedding truly special and memorable!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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4 Endorsements
Perfect Day Events Perfect Day Events Wedding DJs

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!!!

Denise Kramer Weddings Denise Kramer Weddings Wedding Planners

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!

ETC Designs ETC Designs Wedding Florists

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.

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Petaluma Petaluma, California, 94952
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