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.
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, 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.
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
Weddings of Heart's reply:Dear Michelle and Alex, it was truly a pleasure working with you and thank you for your kind words. I definitely want to stay in touch. Warmest regards, Lili
Dana Berlin · Married on 07/27/2019
We just got married up in Napa and feel so lucky to have had Lili officiate. She is warm, responsive, and set just the right tone for our big day. A handful of people approached us at dinner to say how fabulous the officiant was-and we totally agree! Thank you for so thoughtfully planning and executing our ceremony!Sent on 07/31/2019
Kostadin Nikolchev · Married on 03/25/2019
Professional, warm and personal, simply great
Lili was amazing, both very warm and professional, we got so excited and emotional that we basically forgot how to speak but she did put us in ease. The ceremony was very beautiful and she really tried to learn more about me and my bride so it was very personal and touching as well.Sent on 04/14/2019
Thank you reverend Lili for being a part of our most special day!! We wish you all the best and keep in touch :)
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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.