169 Reviews for SoCal Vows
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OMG- Ken was fantastic! You will seriously regret not hiring this man as your officiant on one of the best days of your life. Guests at the wedding messaged me saying how beautiful the ceremony was and how that was their favorite part. He makes you feel so comfortable up there and says all the right things.. Had a beautiful speech about love and had made it seem like he really knew us as a couple. The audience laughed and cried. THANK YOU SO MUCH, KEN!
It was really fun getting to know you and Amir. What a funny guy - and tall guy:) You guys were so relaxed it was awesome and you two made it really easy. I don't think I have ever done a wedding where there was applause for each member of the wedding party - that was really cool. Thank you so much for thinking of Socal Vows. It was a blast being part of your special day:)
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!
What a great day we had on Saturday. Beautiful day, beautiful location on Sunset Cliffs, and it was great connecting with your family! Steven was really good about checking in on all the details. He wanted it to be just perfect for you, and he nailed it:) Thank you again for thinking of Socal Vows to officiate your wedding!
Ken did an excellent job officiating our wedding. He made the ceremony very personal even though we didn't know him long. The photos his photographer took were excellent as well. He talked me out of picking Sunset Cliffs and to go with Windandsea (both San Diego sites) instead, which me and my wife later agreed was definitely the best choice. He was super friendly and accommodating throughout the whole process before and during the wedding.
Hey Chris... what a great wedding in La Jolla. What a cold wedding:) Rachel was smart wearing the jacket. It was a beautiful ceremony and it was great getting to talk with your parents and friends. The photos did come out really well too. Thank you for thinking of Socal Vows for both your officiant and photographer:) Blessings to you both!!
Ken was fantastic! He was punctual, sincere, and a very genuine person who did a wonderful job at our wedding and we highly recommend him!
Ken was referred to us through our wedding venue, he was one of two choices . Did a little research on him and we decided to go with Ken. I have to say i was beyond impressed. Immediately after booking him he contacted us within days, he gathered some information on my then fiance and I and every couple weeks checked in on us to see if we needed any guidance , help , questions, anything you can think of Ken provided the answers without even asking. He was so incredibly nice and professional. Based on the information he gathered from us early on, he personalized our ceremony PERFECTLY!!!! I have to say that through-out the entire wedding planning and process Ken was one I completely put all my trust in, he made the ceremony planning completely stress free!! From beginning to end he handled it all. Our wedding was almost 3 weeks ago and I am still getting compliments on Ken. If your looking for an officiant BOOK HIM!!! He will meet all your expectations and beyond. We were truly blessed to have him and you will too!!
Hi Norma - thank you for much for the kind words and taking the time to give me a review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and Jordan and your son Andrew. What a great kid!! You did an awesome job with him:) That was a beautiful evening and you two are a great couple that have great chemistry. Thank you for thinking of Socal Vows for your wedding ceremony.
Ken did an absolute amazing officiating our wedding! We had a hiccup on our day and our ceremony stared an hour later than expected. Even with the time crunch Ken assured our guests beforehand and pulled through our ceremony flawlessly. He is professional, patient, funny and an absolute delight. You will not be let down!
Thank you Krista. It was great getting to know Arturo and his friends. Even though we got a late start I think that everybody loved it and it was worth the wait:) Thank you again for thinking of Socal Vows to help officiate your wedding.
Ken did an amazing job officiating our wedding in Novemver 2017! I highly recommend him! He was professional, easy going, and even though we had only met him once over a skype session prior to our wedding he made our ceremony very heartfelt and included all of the details we mentioned to him making it seem like we had known him for years!
Hi Danielle... is was awesome being part of your ceremony. Luke is a great guy and you are awesome which make you two and awesome couple! It really so much fun connecting with your friends and families as well. Thank you for thinking of Socal Vows for your special day:)
Leading up to our wedding Ken sent helpful emails/reminders and quickly responded to any inquires we had, including last minute additions to our ceremony. Our ceremony was short and sweet, but he made it so heartfelt, memorable, and personalized… just the way we envisioned it. Our guests highly praised our ceremony and loved Ken. We would highly recommend SoCal Vows to anyone planning their perfect wedding day.
It was so fun being part of your ceremony with Stoney. Mt Woodson Castle is beautiful and Stoney was a pretty funny guy to hang around:) Very nice ceremony for sure... great job!! Thank you again for thinking of Socal Vows for your wedding.
Ken is awesome. Do not use anyone else. Our guests complimented on our service, that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to.
He is personable, he is very helpful all the way from start to finish. Our ceremony was intimate as well as humerous. I couldnt have been happier.
Thank you Ken for making our wedding ceremony so unique and a day we will never forget.
Pastor Ken was AMAZING!!! Prior to our wedding he sent the most helpful emails/reminders and quickly responded to any inquires I had. On wedding day, he was this calming force for both myself and my husband. Our ceremony was short, but Ken made it so heartfelt, memorable, and personalized. In fact, our guests thought that we knew Ken for years based on how personalized our ceremony was! Throughout the night, we received so many compliments about Pastor Ken from our guests. If you need an officiant for your wedding, stop looking and just hire this man! You will not be disappointed!
Hi Renee... it was such a pleasure being part of your ceremony. You two have a very special relationship and it shows... I loved it when Mitch got down on a knee to put the ring on... very classy:) Thank you so much for thinking of Socal Vows to help you with your special day!
Ken quickly responded to all of my questions during the planning process and performed a beautiful ceremony for us the day of the wedding.
Hi Jessica... it was great working with you and Tommy for your ceremony. I was surprised how well the kids did up front. They were great! Thank you again for thinking of Socal Vows for your ceremony.
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Pastor Ken officiate our wedding ceremony. It was our "public ceremony" as we were legally married almost a full year before we were able to have a traditional wedding with reception (#militaryproblems). Ken made the entire process easy! We were unexpectedly moved out of state four months before the wedding and Ken was timely with his emails and responses. Even with meeting him about five minutes before the ceremony started, he did a great job and incorporated details from our email conversations into the ceremony. He was completely flexible with allowing me to have two readers and mentioning important family members whom were with us in spirit. Thank you Ken and SoCal vows!
Ken, thank you so much for the beautiful wedding ceremony. There was no dry eye!
I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends!
It was so great getting to know you and Wayne and being part of your ceremony. It was awesome to be the first wedding at that Julian venue too:) Thank you again for letting Socal Vows be part of your special day!!
Our experience with So Cal Vows was absolutely wonderful! It was very quick and easy to book their services. We had the great pleasure of working with Pastor Ken Hudson. His response time was less than 24 hours. Pastor Ken met with us in person and corresponded via email to help create our perfect wedding ceremony. In addition to this he has gone above and beyond by continuing to check in on us after our wedding and sending extremely helpful tools on all things that must occur after your big day (the hassle of changing your last name). We cannot thank Pastor Ken and So Cal Vows enough for being a part of our special day!
Hey Natalie, it was my pleasure being part of your special day. I hope you and Michael are getting settled in to married life, he is a great guy. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you and again congratulations! Thank you again for thinking of Socal Vows.
Mark Murphy married my husband and I on October 28th 2017. In all honesty he did a fabulous job! He was interested in our story, and told it to our family in a manner that was funny and sweet. His presence was cheerful and he had a great sense of humor. He was also very professional and timely. We couldn't have been luckier to find such an incredible officiant who made our wedding ceremony memorable and special. Thank you Mark! - Martinez family
Thank you for the kind words Jasmine. It was my pleasure meeting you, Cristian and your families. I wish you the best in your new life together. Thank you for choosing Socal Vows to be part of your special day:)
Ken was great!! He was there to answer all of my questions and accommodate my special day! Could not asked for anything else any other way!
Thank you Erica for letting Socal Vows be part of your big day. You two looked great in your white dress and white tux! I sent Pat your email address so you should be getting your pictures in the next couple of days. Thank you for choosing Socal Vows for your officiating as well as your photography!
Ken did a wonderful job officiating our wedding! He was very accommodating to what we wanted and really listened to what was important to us!
Please hire Ken as your officiant you will not be disappointed! He truly was able to capture the love and story of my husband and I. Everyone commented on how touching the ceremony was, I would also recommend adding rehearsal to your package Ken was awesome at coordinating the ceremony and was able to take on my large wedding party! If I would definitely rate him more than 5 stars, thanks for making wedding so memorable!
Thank you Michelle. I had such a great weekend hanging with you and Angel for the rehearsal on Friday and the wedding on Saturday. After the rehearsal I was hoping that it would not be too cold, and Saturday turned out to be a perfect day! I was at a wedding earlier that day where everything went wrong... it was great to see your wedding when everything went right! Thank you again for choosing Socal Vows!
Ken made our wedding absolutely wonderful. He incorporated humor, love, and honest feelings. I had so many positive comments.
Ken was a pleasure to work with! We were very happy to have Ken officiate our wedding. Ken had great communication with us via email and always offered to help if we needed any guidance or assistance. Great delivery on the wedding day! Thank you Ken for being so patient and doing such a great job on our big day! We highly recommend Ken!
We are thankful that we came across Ken's SoCal Vows to officiate our intimate wedding (thank you google search!).
Let me preface this by saying we are not the typical bride/groom. We didn't want all the fluff that comes with weddings.
• Stuffy wedding attire? No way.
• Cheesy traditions? Please don't.
• Complicated wedding planning? Advil please.
• Putting on a "show" for the wedding guest? Pass the wine!. :)
We wanted to keep it simple. Just us and laid back. And laid back is what Ken delivered.
How many brides can say they had to make one phone call to make their dream wedding happen? Well, one call with Ken (and several email correspondences) was all we needed.
Picking a location? Ken has great knowledge of San Diego area, which was super helpful for an out-of-towners like us. We picked a beautiful popular wedding site (Wedding Bowl in La Jolla beach/San Diego). Usually this location requires reservation way in advance but we had our ceremony on a weekday so we didn't have to do anything other than book SoCal Vows.
Need a photographer? Ken works with a photographer and offer affordable add-on service to capture your special day. We went with his photographer and it was just what we needed. (We like to thank the photographer for not making us cheese in front of the camera :) )
Logistics leading up to your day? We had several email correspondence to plan for the ceremony. For us, we shared our "story" and picked a vow that fit our style, but for people that are doing a full-on ceremony, Ken has a list of things to check off for you. No details left behind.
The actual ceremony? We met up at the location, took some pre-ceremony pictures. We appreciated that Ken made the ceremony less like a show and more like a conversation between the 3 of us. We took a few pictures after the ceremony as the sun set over the ocean. (We got the jpg/raw files few days after the ceremony). Couldn't have asked for a perfect day. Thank YOU!
Thanks Ken for helping make a beautiful ceremony with us. Anyone considering will not be disappointed!
Andrew and Felicia
Ken was the absolute best, not only on the wedding day but during the entire wedding planning process. He kept in contact with me and checked in often to confirm if we had any questions, wanted to talk, and provided helpful tips and examples of ceremonies to address questions we hadn't even thought of. He was extremely open to our ideas and supported us throughout the entire way with such a positive and upbeat personality. Right before my wedding ceremony was about to begin he came to the bridal suite and answered any last questions and really just wanted to check in on me. Naturally, I was extremely nervous however, he talked with me and managed to calm me down without even realizing he was doing so. I received so many compliments on the ceremony praising how great he was in regards to what he said, he personalized for the ceremony and it was beautiful. He made the process so easy and took care of everything for us as we were unsure what to do with the marriage license. I highly recommend him if you're looking for a seamless ceremony!
Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for the kind words. You two were great to work with and most of all you are a great couple! I loved you personal vows. Andrew was great to get to know. Again, thank God for "Rude Dogs":)
Thank you for using Socal Vows as well!!
I would truly like to say thank you to Reverend Ken Hoelscher. We were on a trip from NC, and had the Reverend and his service help with surprising my wife with a renewal of our vows. HE WAS DA MAN! he set location, brought red roses and made this experience in San Diego a God send. Blessing! I recommend him and his service to everyone and all. Somethings are better just left up to God. Bless you all!
Thank you for the kind words David... it was great getting meet you and Shanté, and wow, how divine for us to be having the ceremony and have a wedding photographer just show up and take pictures for you... that is awesome!! Blessings to both of you two:)
Ken was great! The ceremony was the perfect balance between sweet, romantic and funny!
It was awesome getting to know you and Corey and meeting your family. It was a beautiful ceremony at Maderas Golf Club. I also loved the comments that Corey said about you:) Very personal and unique. Thank you for finding us at Socal Vows!