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Julie · Married on 05/27/2018
Ken EXCEEDED our expectations! Not only was he available 24/7 to answer our questions, he performed a TRULY MAGICAL ceremony! He listened to what we were looking for and delivered exactly as promised. My friends and family complimented how special and personal Ken made our ceremony feel...as if we had known him our entire lives! Thank you Ken!!!Sent on 06/29/2018
Annette Garay · Married on 08/30/2019
My wedding ceremony was August 30, 2019 at Wedgewood Fallbrook,,Ken Hoelscher was our officiant and did an excellent job.. He was professional, compassionate, and did his research in getting to know my husband and myself prior to the wedding date... I would definitely recommend SoCal Vows to anyone planning to get married in the San Diego area..Sent on 09/14/2019
Carol Jennie · Married on 08/22/2019
Beautiful and unique ceremony!
Mark Murphy of SoCal Vows did an amazing job! He took the time to ask personal questions in order to get to know us and wrote the most beautiful vows. He was very receptive to the ideas we had envisioned for our ceremony. Lastly, he was quick to respond when we had questions during the preparations. I would highly recommend Mark from SoCal Vows.Sent on 09/03/2019
SoCal Vows's reply:Thank you Carol. It was a pleasure working with you and performing your ceremony. All the best to you both!
Monique Claudio · Married on 08/17/2019
Truly amazing experience!
Mark was GREAT on our wedding day! He showed up on time with a positive, uplifting attitude and was a great entertainment to our guest with his sense of humor. Thank you so much Mark, we appreciate you greatly!Sent on 09/09/2019
Nora · Married on 07/22/2019
Ken really made our ceremony so special and incorporated everything we wanted! It went so smoothly and he was so easy to communicate with! I will definitely be recommending Ken and SoCal Vows! Thanks again!Sent on 07/27/2019
Melissa · Married on 06/28/2019
Mark from SoCal vows did an amazing job! The ceremony went seamless and he was able to make it fun and enjoyable for everyone. We had several guests comment on how well Mark officiated our wedding. It seemed like we had known him for years! Highly recommended!!!Sent on 07/03/2019
Lauren Dieckmann · Married on 12/02/2018
We had a last minute change and needed to hire an officiant. Mark was available and quickly got to work getting to know us and our history. He was so adaptable and able to make changes up to the minute before the ceremony. He brought great charisma and made our ceremony perfect. It had enough content to make an impression but made sure the ceremony didnt drag on. Thanks Mark for making our day so special.Sent on 12/14/2018
Stephanie · Married on 11/11/2018
Ken was a perfect fit
Ken was absolutely wonderful! Our ceremony was complete with his kind words. He valued his part in our special day and went above and beyond, asking us questions about each other and about our bond. He was always available whenever we had any questions regarding the name changing process and getting married in general.Sent on 11/25/2018
Jacqueline Mcallister · Married on 11/09/2018
We had Mark Murphy as our officiant and he was absolutely amazing. He made our ceremony very personal and took care of the marriage license (getting signatures, sending it off, etc.) so we didn't have to stress about it. Would HIGHLY recommend.Sent on 11/30/2018
Bianca · Married on 11/08/2018
Ken is awesome!!
Ken Hoelscher was awesome!! He was very natural. You can tell he loves what he is doing. He did a perfect job of describing our union. He made us feel every type of emotion, we laughed and cried. If we had to do it all over again I would pick Ken without a doubt.Sent on 12/09/2018
Hannah Gregg · Married on 11/04/2018
Ken from SoCal Vows was awesome!!
Ken was awesome. He was very flexible with us for our first meeting and made sure it worked with our schedules and was friendly and is easy to work with. He's amazing at what he does. He did a great job of making our ceremony light hearted yet extremely personal at the same time - which was perfect for us! We gave some info about one another and he turned it into something very special. Ken reached out to us several times before the wedding to make sure everything was going smoothly which was super helpful. I would recommend SoCal Vows and Ken to anyone I know getting married!Sent on 11/15/2018
Christina · Married on 11/03/2018
SoCal Vows - Ken
While planning our wedding, deciding who was going to officiate was one of the things we had trouble with. Our date was getting close so we decided to go with SoCal Vows because it was a vendor through my venue. I started emailing with Ken, and met him just a few minutes before my wedding. We were so impressed with the way he showed up for us. Our guests were telling us it seemed like he had known us forever. He took everything we wanted and so easily brought it to life. Definitely reccommend!! Thank you!!!!Sent on 11/27/2018
Jennifer · Married on 10/21/2018
Coming from Orlando, Florida to visit Sunset Cliffs in San Diego, California was already the best vacation and celebration, our officiant Ken did a phenomenal job making the process breezy like the day of our wedding. I'm so impressed of Ken's questions, evaluations, and overall genuine care for our special day. He handled our relationship with the utmost respect, and made us all feel welcomed. Best choice for the beginning of the rest of our lives!Sent on 02/05/2018
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Jessica · Married on 10/19/2018
Mark Murphy was nothing less than awesome. The ceremony was absolutely perfect. Our ceremony was a mix of religion, humor, sentimental times, and our love story. Mark was great about communicating with us both up throughout the very day. If we had to do it all over again he would be our go to guy.Sent on 11/24/2018
Brandy Karczerwski · Married on 10/14/2018
Ken was amazing!
Ken was outstanding. We planned the wedding from Arizona. He was easy to communicate with and did a great job of making our ceremony personal.Sent on 10/16/2018
SoCal Vows's reply:Hi Brandy... it was great getting to meet and hang out with your tribe. You have a great family. It is amazing all of the similarities that you and Andy have:) I got a sneak peak at a couple of the photos and they are looking great... you should be getting them in the next day or so. Thank you again for thinking of Socal Vows for your special day.
Rebecca · Married on 10/13/2018
Ken Hoelscher of SoCal VowsSent on 10/25/2018
I got to married on the 13th of October, Ken was our officiant for the big day. When I inquired with him he was very nice and gave me all the information I could possibly need.
His pricing is very affordable. If you are wanting a ceremony Rehearsal before the big day make sure you inform him so that he has it in his calendar and can give you an accurate price!
He was very professional. If you are getting married I highly recommend Ken as your officiant!
Harry Butcher · Married on 10/13/2018
Nicole and Harry’s wedding
Ken married Nicole and I in San Diego. He was always professional, thoughtful and timely. We enjoyed working with him and meeting him and would recommend him to anyone else looking to have a wonderful wedding ceremony! Thanks Ken. All the best Harry and Nicole.Sent on 11/04/2018
Ami · Married on 10/07/2018
Ken officiated our marriage ceremony this past Saturday (October 6th) in Rancho Santa Fe. Throughout the planning process Ken was very very pleasant, helpful and responsive. Ken replies to emails very promptly and one of my favorite aspects of working with him was the series of emails he sends over the period of time from when you book his service to the wedding day that tell you everything you need to know about what to do to get ready for your big day. It was almost as if he read my mind- when I had a question, most often an email would arrive in my inbox answering the question! I 100 percent recommend Ken- he listens to you, gets to know you and crafts a perfect ceremony based on what you want. We LOVED our ceremony and so did all our guests. THANK YOU KEN and SOCAL VOWS !Sent on 10/12/2018
Carol · Married on 10/07/2018
Ken was great as our officiant we couldnt have found someone better. He took the time to get to know us and our story and did great tying that information into our ceremony. Ken is very professional and caring about your day. We highly recommend using SoCal weddings for your officiant!Sent on 10/22/2018
Vanessa Scott · Married on 10/04/2018
Very personal and lovely
Ken was wonderful throughout the run up to and the day of our weddding. He provided great advice to make sure we had the day we wanted and gave us the benefit of his experience too. Our wedding day was wonderful and moving under his expert custodianship. I would recommend him highly and without reservation!Sent on 10/28/2018
Margaret · Married on 09/30/2018
We loved having Ken officiate our wedding!
Ken officiated our wedding at The Scripps Seaside Forum in La Jolla. From the beginning, he was quick to respond to all our emails and was very open to incorporate all our ideas for our special day. He collaborated with us throughout the whole process to make our ceremony personalized and meaningful.Sent on 10/28/2018
1 month before our wedding, we realized we needed to push back our ceremony time. Ken was flexible and accommodated this change even though he had to rush to officiate another wedding shortly after our wedding. We were extremely grateful!
Julie · Married on 09/23/2018
Our officiant was funny and caring. He used the words from a website I found online and he added his flare and our story, Mark Murphy.Sent on 10/08/2018
Clari · Married on 09/22/2018
Mark Murphy was a great officiant for our wedding! I really loved how he focused on us and really listened to our questions and concerns. Right from the beginning, he was professional and courteous. He introduced himself in our bridal suite and told us what to expect. During our ceremony, he kept it short and sweet, talking about our stories that we had given him in advance. I think it could not have gone better! Thanks for making our day so special and memorable!Sent on 10/08/2018
Jami · Married on 09/21/2018
We had a destination wedding in San Diego and Ken was extremely easy and wonderful to work with, especially from afar. He was eager to help and made our day so special. The ceremony was personal, meaningful, and engaging. We would definitely recommend SoCal Vows.Sent on 10/08/2018
Jennifer · Married on 09/21/2018
Ken at Socal Vows really eased some stress from our elopement. He was helpful, professional, available, and reliable. We had to make a last minute change that was completely out of our control and he handled it professionally. Further, he replied to emails quickly and provided information on every detail. We recommend him and will be using Socal Vows when we have a ceremony.Sent on 10/09/2018