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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.


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.

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Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

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Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination

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Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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4.9 out of 5 rating
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58 Reviews
As Married on 09/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lili is a pro

Lili officiated our wedding recently, and did such a fantastic job. The whole process was seamless, and I could not recommend her more. -Andrew
Maria K. Married on 12/18/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, personalized, timely

Lili is a pleasure to work with. She has the elegance, kind demeanour, and expressive voice that were were looking for. She worked on a very tight deadline with us, providing personalized guidance on script options and examples of readings. We met over two 60-minute meetings and she promptly responded to our emails.
Amber L. Married on 12/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Lili was wonderful! She was responsive and flexible when preparing the ceremony, and was professional, well-spoken, and warm the day of.

Lili worked with us very collaboratively to develop a script for the ceremony, and came up with great options for us to choose from to shape the ceremony we wanted! She was also very on top of logistics, and made sure we had our wedding license all set and had a clear plan for all logistics before the day of. We were thrilled with the ceremony and with her as an officiant! We highly recommend Lili at Weddings of Heart.
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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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