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  • Quality of service 5.0
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    John · Married on 09/21/2019

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    Wonderful and memorable ceremony

    Naomi was wonderful to work with. She created a beautiful ceremony for us. It was full of laughter, happiness and emotions. We will cherish it forever, and our friends and family will remember it with fondness forever.
    Naomi always made herself available to us throughout the whole process, which took several months. Corresponding with us by email, text, phone call and in person. She helped us write our vows and got to know us both personally. We really trusted her, and it was a fun and enjoyable experience to work with her.

    Sent on 10/04/2019
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    Michelle Fenner · Married on 08/25/2019

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    Amazing, highly recommend!

    Having Naomi officiate our wedding was the best decision my husband and I made. The ceremony was everything I’d hoped for, and more than I could have imagined. It felt like a ritual, rite of passage, and sacred ceremony....exactly what I wanted, and somehow beyond what I thought it could be. It was the most special moment of my life. Naomi created a magical experience, and I know many of the guests felt it. Every single person I spoke to told me it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended! Naomi took so much care to get to know us and our story. It felt like she really “got” who we were, both as individuals and as a couple, and this was reflected in the extraordinary, unique ceremony she created. Naomi is a powerful channel for the Divine, undoubtedly doing the work she was created to do in this life. If you have the opportunity to work with her, take it!

    Sent on 09/16/2019
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    Maurice Leibenstern · Married on 06/29/2019

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    Wedding Perfection

    Every couple wants their wedding ceremony to be special, even if they don't know exactly what that looks like, or how to make it happen. That’s where we were at when we found Naomi. Naomi delivered a ceremony that was beyond anything we ever could have imagined. Without exaggeration, every attendee (including the vendors and support staff!!!) described our ceremony as one of the most touching, meaningful, intelligent, and overall loving ceremonies they had ever witnessed. And Naomi was at the center of it all. She truly took the time to get to know us, and it was her thorough understanding of us that gave our ceremony the depth, breadth and impact that it did. We didn't dictate or control every aspect of the ceremony creation process. We trusted Naomi, and that trust was rewarded with a magnificently joyous ceremony. Naomi brought elements of spirituality and practicality into it. She helped us write and refine our vows, honored our ancestors and key events in our pasts, and included several of our most beloved guests, who, with our consent and her guidance, surprised us with their beautiful contributions to the ceremony. She did all of this with flexibility, rather than force-feeding any unwanted doctrine or cliché elements. Where many officiants deliver words, Naomi delivered poetry. To say that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house is far too limiting – her efforts prompted a wide range of deep emotional reactions from our guests and ourselves, from tears to laughter, and everything in between. She caused us all to think, reflect, appreciate and, through it all, celebrate the joining of our lives; and she made the moment nothing short of magical. If you are fortunate enough to have Naomi as your wedding officiant, you will have an experience that neither you, nor your guests, will ever forget. We were truly blessed to find Naomi. We love her and cannot begin to describe our gratitude for what she created for us: a wedding ceremony like no other, that, without us even knowing it, was exactly what we needed.

    Sent on 08/10/2019
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    Marina · Married on 09/02/2018

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    Working with Naomi was an absolute dream! From the moment my husband and I first spoke with her, we felt that she understood us as a couple and would be a perfect fit to craft our ceremony. She guided us through the entire process, capturing our unique relationship and honoring all of our wishes and desires. She ultimately created a stunning ceremony for us that highlighted our family and loved ones and included rituals that were meaningful to us. So many wedding guests told us that it was the best ceremony they had ever attended (and we agree)!

    Sent on 09/09/2018
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    Zach · Married on 09/02/2018

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    Naomi was amazing. She wrote the perfect ceremony for my wife and me. We couldn't be happier with the way that it turned out! She was very professional and took the time to get to understand us as a couple.

    Sent on 09/23/2018
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    Leah · Married on 08/11/2018

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    Our ceremony was amazing! Better than either of us could have imagined...we were so nervous and worked up before and I think we can both say we had fun up there :) all thanks to Naomi. Family, friends, and coworkers all went out of their way - and were very specific about how awesome our ceremony was, and how awesome you are. I’ve already recommended you to others and will continue to do so!

    Sent on 09/17/2018
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    Angelina · Married on 07/22/2018

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    All I can say is, I can’t imagine anyone else officiating our day. The ceremony was the most valuable part of the wedding to us. Naomi understood that, and knew more than I did about how to manifest my perfect wedding. From a brides perspective, we have no idea of all the different variables of how it can go down. There’s your dream, but then there’s making your dream happen effortlessly and perfectly. She gave us so many pointers on things I would have never thought of. She met with my husband & myself for 2 hours to grasp our history and why were making this choice and she weaved it into something so personal and awe inspiring. It still makes me want to cry, it was so perfect. I got compliments from our most high profile guests who said that was their dream ceremony. I can’t express enough how grateful I am for her efforts, love and what she put out into the universe on our behalf. Anyone can marry you, but the ceremony is the gift to you and your partner. The rest of the wedding is for everyone else. I took money out of the reception to pay for her and I am so thankful I did. On a side note I asked for healing in my family so we can have the best life possible and she delicately wove that in and I know it worked. While she’s not the most budget friendly, if I had to do it all over again I would choose just her. Lol. If you come across this lovely woman, it’s for a reason. Blessings to your future!

    Sent on 08/31/2018
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    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I am so glad you that chose me to be your “marrying fairy!” I’m thrilled that you loved your ceremony, and that your high profile guests did too :) It was an honor to stand up with you in that beautiful redwood cathedral and bless you guys up! I would choose you again too!
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    Lauren · Married on 07/21/2018

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    Naomi was wonderful throughout the process, from reaching out for more information via email, down to the ceremony. We worked with Naomi remotely, and she made us feel very comfortable and at ease from the get-go. It felt like we had known her for a long time, the way we could talk to her and share information.

    Aside from being incredibly patient, sweet and communicative, Naomi is a wonderful orator and storyteller. She took our dense surveys and somehow formatted them into a story - our story. She also made sure to highlight the elements that were important to us, like ancestors and family.

    She is simply amazing and I feel that her ceremony really set the intention and tone for our marriage. We are so grateful to her and could not recommend her more highly.

    Sent on 08/17/2018

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thank you Lauren -for you, for your loving and gracious emails, and for this review. Thank you for inspiring so much beauty, and of course laughter!!
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    Robert · Married on 07/15/2018

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    Naomi took the time and effort to learn about us, our lives, our families and loved ones prior to the ceremony. Then she put together an amazing very meaningful ceremony that has touched us forever. Our ceremony was perfect in every way.

    Sent on 07/24/2018

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thanks so much Robert! It was such a joy to be nestled in that incredible redwood tree with you, Ali and the girls.
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    Tyler · Married on 07/14/2018

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    Naomi was everything you could ever want from an officiant, she was committed, involved, caring, charismatic and attentive to every aspect of our ceremony. She blew us away with the depth and love she incorporated into the ceremony, she really and truly cares for every one involved and makes an effort to create the perfect day.

    Sent on 08/17/2018

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Tyler!!!! Thank you so much for taking a moment to write this review. It means the world to me. I am so glad that I got to stand up with you and Jenelle and help you celebrate this next chapter of your grand adventure!
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    Derek · Married on 12/16/2017

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    Naomi helped Rebecca and I (Derek) articulate what we wanted for our custom ceremony. Neither of us are social butterflies; we were no doubt incredibly vague in the beginning. Naomi framed the discussion with her questionnaire, and our small, intimate wedding at the Hakone gardens proceeded beautifully, with tears (of the good sort) and laughter flowing freely.

    Sent on 05/18/2018
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    Corinne · Married on 11/03/2017

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    Our experience with Naomi was wonderful. She gave us the most beautiful, centering ceremony that was all about us and our love, our families, friends and community. We were worried we wouldn't be able to find an officiant who would accommodate our wish that there was no religious or spiritual overtones, but Naomi really understood our preferences and delivered. Our wedding was in the redwoods, and she incorporated beautiful metaphors that tied the setting and environment into the ceremony. She also helped us find a non-religious ritual that involved all of our guests and gave us options to create a ring statement that fit for us. She also helped calm my partner, who was very nervous, and I know he appreciated that immensely. There wasn't a single person at the wedding who didn't comment on how romantic and lovely the ceremony was — many of our guests said it renewed or awakened their own love for their significant others. My father-in-law keeps mentioning how much he admired Naomi, and how she gave us the best ceremony he's ever seen. I highly recommend working with Naomi, and I recommend you bring her on as soon as possible to give time for her to get to know you and write you a beautiful custom ceremony. Thank you, Naomi!

    Sent on 12/13/2017
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    Amanda · Married on 09/16/2017

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    Naomi created a custom ceremony for our wedding. By far, our favorite part of our wedding was the beautiful ceremony Naomi created just for us. She's lovely to work with and took the time to really get to know us, understand our relationship, and what we wanted for our ceremony. She completely captured all the things we wanted to acknowledge and truly made our day special. Our wedding would not have been the same without the magic of Naomi's ceremony!

    Sent on 10/02/2017
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    Shannon · Married on 09/09/2017

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    Naomi was phenomenal. It only took a few conversations for her to know us to a tee. She tailored our ceremony to fit us perfectly. We absolutely love her and would recommend her in a heartbeat!

    Sent on 09/19/2017

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thanks so much Shannon. It was an absolute honor!
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    Chris · Married on 09/09/2017

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    Naomi was absolutely perfect. She took time to get to know us, tailored a custom ceremony that incorporated everything we stand for as individuals and as a couple. Her delivery was impeccable. We received wonderful feedback about her throughout the day. Her calm yet charismatic personality allowed the spirit of our wedding to touch every one of us in a special and memorable way.

    Sent on 09/19/2017

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thanks so much Chris! That spot was so magical, and I loved the way that you took Shannon into your arms as you made your vows to her. Thanks for showing us all what "love in action" looks and feels like!
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    tess · Married on 08/26/2017

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    Naomi helped us create the most spiritual, personalized, beautiful ceremony we could of imagined. With her guidance, and detailed questionnaire, she was able to write and tell the story of our love, before we shared our own written words. One of my favorite parts, was the ring warming ceremony which took place thanks to Naomi's suggestion. All of our family and friends passed around our bands, and were able to give them some love which we now carry on our hands! That is such a priceless gift.
    Between our in-depth Skype sessions, and questionnaires, Naomi was able to isolate things we had said that would work well in our written vows to each other, which was INCREDIBLY helpful! Day of she was centered, calm, and well spoken.
    I learned on our wedding day, that there truly are no coincidences, Naomi was meant to marry us, and we can't thank you enough for bringing us into union on our own terms!

    Sent on 02/05/2018

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thank you for taking a moment to write this review! I hope you know that it was my complete and total joy to get to know you and Sean, and perform your wedding ceremony. I only ever think about that day with a huge smile on my face and in my heart!
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    Thomas · Married on 08/09/2017

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    Naomi was perfect. She focused the ceremony on us and was very relaxed and professional without being stuffy or boring. She had the perfect amount of spontaneity for our wedding and made us feel incredibly special, as if we were the focus of everything. Highly recommended, you will love her.

    Sent on 09/28/2017

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thank you so much Thomas! I really appreciate it and hope that you and Windy are doing so well!
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    Hannah · Married on 07/08/2017

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    Naomi was a wonderful part of our wedding. It is difficult to put into words how much we appreciate her and how much she made our day special. Numerous family members and friends approached us following the ceremony and even until today (2 weeks after the wedding) to RAVE about how elegant, beautiful, and meaningful the ceremony was. This is due to the hard work of Naomi and her ability to get to know us as a couple and weave together a beautiful interfaith ceremony. I am forever grateful to have met Naomi and for the beautiful gift she gave us in crafting an amazing ceremony for our wedding day. I recommend her highly!

    Sent on 07/23/2017

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thanks so much for taking a moment to write this review Hannah! I'm so glad that I was able to create something meaningful that you and your family and community loved so much. Thank you for trusting me to help you across the threshold of marriage. I wish you both every happiness!
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    Sarah · Married on 05/21/2017

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    Naomi was definitely a blessing to have as our officiant. I am not a traditional bride and to have her see and understand what I wanted to convey and the vibe I was going for was amazing. We definitely clicked over the phone planning and in person. Naomi gave me calming words of advice before the ceremony and I would look to her to center myself and to remember to stay in the moment. I am very grateful for that because I am a very anxious person on even a normal day. She had the most beautiful and unique words for us and I also read a special excerpt from a book to my husband. She suggested a passing/warming of the rings around for our family and friends to give us advice or what they wished for us on our journey together. I highly recommend this, because it was so lovely including my family and friends and my sweet little flower girls into this. Especially since we had a smaller more intimate wedding. It definitely felt like OUR wedding ceremony and not word for word scripted with traditional vows. Thank you Naomi for making it a wonderful and uniquely special day for us!

    Sent on 09/29/2017

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thanks you Sarah! I am so happy to hear from you, and so glad that your ceremony was everything that you wanted it to be. Big hug to you and Reggie!
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    Tara · Married on 05/06/2017

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    From the moment we sat down together, I felt such a strong connection. Naomi has such a presence about her. She is honest and true, strong but gentle, and has a way of asking questions that makes you feel so comfortable telling her your life story. Naomi was my beacon of peace on the wedding day. She showed up early, officiated a beautiful ceremony, and even stayed for a while after to congratulate us and love on us. There was not a single dry eye in the audience as Naomi told our love story. I will never ever forget Naomi and the amazing gift she gave us. Ceremonies are usually overlooked, but I know ours will be forever celebrated. Thank you Naomi for giving us such an amazing gift. I cannot wait for the day you get to bless a new addition to our family!

    Sent on 02/08/2018
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    Diane · Married on 04/07/2017

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    We chose Naomi to be the officiant for our small wedding on April 7, 2017. Naomi is amazing. She has an incredibly calming presence, which was so helpful in keeping us both grounded and present during our ceremony. It's so easy to get swept up and anxious in all the hustle of planning a wedding, but Naomi was there to remind us that we were getting MARRIED. We chose Naomi because of her exceptional talent as a writer. I'm professionally a writer, so it was imporant to me that our officiant be a good communicator- and Naomi is, without a doubt, one of the best writers I've ever met. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

    Sent on 05/11/2017

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thank you so much Diane! It's not everyday that I get to write for a writer so thanks for upping the ante and giving me so much rich content to work with!
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    Jessica · Married on 02/15/2017

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    Naomi was fantastic throughout the entire wedding planning process and was EXTREMELY accommodating! She's a wonderful person and great at what she does!

    Sent on 03/08/2017

    Santa Cruz Officiant's reply:

    Thank you! It was an honor to officiate your ceremony and I am glad that I could accommodate your change in date. Many blessings to you both!
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    ERIKA · Married on 01/21/2017

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    Naomi was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! We could NOT have choose someone better to officiate our wedding! Her words were so BEAUTIFUL & MOVING! We really felt like we had known Naomi for many years! She has such a calming energy, peaceful and spiritual presence. Beyond grateful to have found her!

    Sent on 02/02/2017
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    Luiza · Married on 12/17/2016

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    I would highly recommend Naomi to anyone! My husband and I decided to elope and everything was so fast and started with Naomi beeing avaiable for us and believing that everything could work out! Since the first contact she was kind and helped us with all doubts we had. When the day arrived and I first saw her (Yes, I didn´t met her face to face before, I just trusted her because that´s what she inspires!) I was peaceful and glad to choose her! <3 The ceremony was amazing! She radiated peace, serenity, confidence and conducted the ceremony in a unique way. We had a few guests but all of them talked about the excellent job she made.

    Thank you for all, Naomi!

    Sent on 12/21/2016
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    Shane · Married on 09/23/2016

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    Where do I even start? Naomi is incredible. From the moment my Wife and I spoke with her on the phone, we knew she was the right person to help us cross the threshold of marriage. From the very beginning she was fully present and engaged with us. She was respectful, open about her values and role in this journey, and really took the time to get to know us individually and as a couple. We felt safe with her and knew that our ceremony would be honest, beautiful, and full of love.

    The ceremony she crafted truly reflected her passion, energy, and connectedness. Without giving away details from our sacred day, I will summarize it by saying: Without exaggeration, our ceremony was the most beautifully written thing I have ever encountered. We just received a written copy of it and are so excited to ready through it together.

    It's also worth mentioning that Naomi brought a beautiful, grounding, and calming energy to our day. Not only in her delivery of our ceremony but also in the love and support she brought for my Wife and I on one of the most important days of our lives.

    We both feel honored to have worked with Naomi and are so happy to have a forever connection with Naomi.

    I could not recommend Naomi any more highly :)

    Sent on 10/04/2016

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