Elena Tzanavaras · Married on 09/12/2019
Leslie is Phenomenal
Reverend Leslie is the best officiant we could have chosen for our wedding. She was very accommodating and has a knack for sensing her clients' needs. From our very first meeting, Leslie was attuned to our desires and suggestions, but she also came prepared with a plethora of ideas. Leslie is about as experienced as you can get, with ideas from all cultures, tribes and peoples. She has had many, many ceremonies and weddings under her belt, but it never once felt recited, or forced. She personalized our ceremony to make it feel like it was really tailored to us. I really couldn't think of any of anyone better than her. Our wedding was perfect - and we aren't just saying that - she really helped make our day so extraordinarily special, and a day that we will remember and cherish for the rest of our lives. From the first day that we all sat down, to the moment we read our vows, she was on top of it - from knowing what to be aware of, to offering beautiful suggestions and intimate poetry. Leslie is sensitive, sweet and kind, and I am absolutely certain that she will make your vows of love the sweetest they can possibly be; we cannot thank her enough.Sent on 09/16/2019
Stephanie · Married on 09/09/2017
We had Leslie perform our ceremony in September and I have to say she did a fantastic job! When we first met with Leslie my husband and I knew right away that she was the one that we wanted to perform our ceremony. She made sure that what we wanted for our ceremony was what we got. She has a very calm demeanor and voice and instantly puts you at ease. After meeting with us, Leslie sent us all of the verses for us to look over and decide which ones we wanted. We loved that we didn't feel rushed or pressured to have them picked out right away. Leslie stayed in contact with us right up until the day before our wedding. She then called just to check in and see how we were doing and if there was anything that we wanted to add or delete from the ceremony. On the day of our wedding Leslie showed up early, made sure that she found me to let me know that she was there and to take possession of the marriage license so that I no longer had to worry about it! At the ceremony Leslie spoke as if she truly knew my husband and I and made sure that it felt personal. After our wedding Leslie emailed me to let me know that she had sent off our marriage license. She is wonderful and I HIGHLY recommend her for anyone that is looking for a caring, devoted, helpful and professional to perform their wedding ceremony!Sent on 10/20/2017
Primo · Married on 07/16/2016
Leslie was great and a very caring person. She made us feel comfortable from the moment we talk before the wedding. At the wedding I could see her sincerity. I could feel she cared about our lives and where we were going as a married couple. There is no better feeling when you're getting married to know that the person marrying you wants the best for you.. I want to thank Leslie and I would not hesitate to recommend her.Sent on 07/19/2016
Jamie · Married on 08/23/2014
Leslie was the officiant at our wedding in August and we loved her. Leslie was such a pleasure to work with and was so helpful in not only planning our wedding but helping us with all those other details that come along with wedding planning. She is a wealth of knowledge and had so many wonderful suggestions to help make sure our ceremony was beautiful, seamless, and unique to us. She listened to what we were looking for in a ceremony and took all of our unorganized thoughts and ideas and wove them into a beautiful ceremony. We also received tons of compliments on the ceremony and on Leslie from our guests.Sent on 10/07/2014
In addition to creating and officiating a beautiful ceremony, Leslie was extremely helpful in helping us figure out everything we needed to do to get the marriage license and certified copies afterwards. She made everything so easy for us. I don't know how we would have done it without her.
I definitely recommend her to anyone!
Liz · Married on 09/13/2013
Leslie is the best! She is super sweet and friendly, and has amazing ideas on what will make your ceremony extra special and unique. I have difficulties with officiants who would only do religious ceremonies, but she was totally accommodating to my more "spiritual," non religious beliefs and found a way to incorporate those in. She made everything so easy, not just with all of the details of the ceremony but also with taking care of the marriage license. Leslie is very detail oriented and punctual, and I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat.Sent on 09/30/2013
Val · Married on 09/01/2012
Leslie made our wedding perfect. We never met face-to-face until the big day, since I am in San Francisco and she is located in Orange County, but we communicated constantly by phone and email to build a ceremony that was uniquely us and still included the traditions of our respective families (mine Protestant, his Jewish). Everything time I thought something was an emergency, Leslie knew exactly how to handle it with a grace and aplomb you rarely find these days. She was invaluable not just for the ceremony, but for helping me work with my family and smooth ruffled feathers. She calmed every fear and really helped with the isolation that can sometimes come with wedding planning. No matter what happened, I had her in my corner, and she came through 100%.Sent on 09/17/2012
Jennifer · Married on 07/20/2012
Leslie is a true gem! She was the officiant for my friend's wedding that I was a bridesmaid in and I absolutely sold with Leslie when I watched her marry my friends. When we met with Leslie one-on-one to go over details and how everything was going to work, she made us feel so comfortable - it felt as if a family member or good friend was marrying us. Her soft, caring and loving voice makes the ceremony even that more meaninful. I met with several other officiants and nobody else made me feel that warm and fuzzy feeling the way Leslie did. She has such a beautiful charm about her - - - that is what you want for your special day! Her special readings during the ceremony made me tear up. Leslie is an amazing officiant - I highly recommend her.Sent on 07/28/2012
Vivian · Married on 10/10/2010
When it came to picking an officiant we couldn't have done better than Rev. Leslie Bockian. From our first meeting we absolutely adored her. Very personable, very warm and obviously enjoys what she does and it shows. At our first meeting we were there for two hours and it seem to fly by. We chatted it up like we were old friends. She had performed several weddings at our venue, and she shared some humorous stories about those weddings. She gave us a lot of materials to read over which helped us prepare for the most meaningful ceremony. It was important that our ceremony be meaningful but not lengthy. She took all of that into account. We are a very nontraditional couple and we wanted our ceremony to reflect that. And it did. She gave us guidance on all our out of the ordinary requests for our ceremony. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful and touching it all was. My husband and I have Leslie to to thank for it. Bonding with an officiant is very important aspect of planning a wedding. And having worked with such wonderful woman my husband and I can say because of our bond to Leslie we had the best wedding ever. We can't thank her enough. Hiring Leslie will be one of the best decisions you can ever made.Sent on 11/02/2010
Joy · Married on 05/08/2010
Leslie did a wonderful job with our ceremony! She has a wonderful demeanor and was very helpful with things like wedding ceremony ideas, marriage license questions, etc. She’s extremely accommodating, whether you want to write down exactly what you want her to say, or have her come up with something just for you. We wrote our own vows based on suggestions she had, then Leslie took the time to get to know us and filled in the rest of the talking with a tone that perfectly suited us! We highly recommend her:)Sent on 05/10/2011
Katherine · Married on 02/14/2010
Two years after our wedding, we still think all the time about how lucky we were to find Leslie. We spoke with many, many officiants--all much more expensive--and we just weren't impressed by anyone. We were just about to give up when we found Leslie, and it turned out that she was heaven-sent!Sent on 06/07/2011
We loved so many things about our wedding but, truly, SHE made the whole thing as special as it was. Her warmth, humor, intelligence and--yes, sentimentality--made our service so memorable. We were so impressed when we met with her to help us plan our service; we truly felt there was nothing she wouldn't have done to make our day unique and thrilling, and she absolutely listened to us and heard what we wanted. She went back and forth with us a number of times, offering to meet or discuss as often as needed. Our marriage was interfaith, and she turned what could have been a difficulty into a very special melding of cultures and faiths.
We continue to be touched by the fact that Leslie still thinks of us and reaches out to us every now and then to see how we are. She loves what she does and that's why she is the best!!! What a special human being.
Vicki · Married on 11/28/2001
After a 26-year courtship the last thing we wanted in a wedding ceremony was a big hoopla. Somehow, Leslie managed to create a loving, memorable atmosphere, perfectly attuned to our taste, with very little to work with. She is obviously terrific at what she does because we celebrated our tenth anniversary last year. I would recommend her to any couple who wants someone who can accommodate their needs and put a little magic into their relationship. A very special person for that special day!Sent on 01/09/2012