Ceremonies by Carrie Madarang
Ceremonies by Carrie Madarang

Ceremonies by Carrie Madarang

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Introduction: Weddings: I take pride in creating a very personal ceremony for my couples. I believe your wedding ceremony should reflect your individual personalities and celebrate your love for one another. Specializing in non-denominational celebrations, I will incorporate your cultural traditions upon request. I will help craft a ceremony that your guests will remember as personal, unique, and fun. I’m an LGBTQ+ ally. Funerals/Celebrations of life: I will lovingly officiate the start of the funeral to graveside service. I will help you write a eulogy and coach those who may want to speak , or I can speak on behalf of your family/extended family if the time comes and it’s too difficult. I will meet with designated members of your family to learn everything I can about your loved one who has passed. I will honor your cultural traditions or create a non-denominational celebration to honor and respect your loved ones. Pricing varies depending on your needs.

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Hired 10 times

Serves Alameda, CA

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18 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

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Drew S.
Aug 29, 2022

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Hired on Thumbtack

Carrie has an amazing talent and we were so lucky to work with her on our wedding day. From the moment I spoke to Carrie, I could sense a warmth and familiarity that put any concerns at ease. Carrie was able to set the tone perfectly in line with what we were hoping for during our ceremony, and was able to weave in our own personal anecdotes and sentiments seamlessly. The ceremony was truly delightful -- it was above and beyond any expectations that we held leading into our wedding and we feel so lucky for the special ceremony. Aside from hosting a beautiful wedding ceremony, I also found Carrie extremely easy to work with -- we had an introductory phone call to get to know how best to work together, and my partner and I had a great time filling out Carrie's survey. I was so impressed with how well our responses were integrated into the ceremony. Carrie also worked with us to create the overarching narrative of the ceremony -- this ensured that the tone and essence of the ceremony matched our specific relationship. It felt "just right." Lastly, Carrie has an innate ability to blend in to any social situation -- it was so natural having her with our friends and celebrating our matrimony. She is kind, warm, fun, and was a fantastic component of our wedding day. If you're looking for an officiant for your wedding, pick Carrie! She is THE BEST!

Details: Elopement • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Mareena S.
4 weeks ago
Carrie officiated our wedding ceremony and it was an amazing experience! She took the time to get to know us and our relationship and created a wonderful speech. My husband and I opted out of sharing vows in front of others so we were worried about the ceremony being too short and fast. With the speech she made it made up for our lack of words and expressed to our friends and family how we felt without us needed to speak at all. With her extremely helpful guidance we also added in a hand fasting. With our little experience with wedding ceremonies , Carrie was very informative when we looked for guidance and set our stress at ease. Thank you so much for the experience and your beautiful words!
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Prat g.
May 3, 2023

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Hired on Thumbtack

Carrie writes beautiful personalised ceremonies and I recommend her a 1000%. She surpassed our expectations and paid special attention to our needs on the wedding day. Carrie is down to earth, excellent at what she does and we will forever be grateful to her for making our wedding day so special.

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Tami O.
Nov 30, 2022
We got Carrie on board to officiate our wedding at the very last minute when our original officiant cancelled. With very little time to spare, and me and my fiance going crazy with last minute wedding details, Carrie got straight to work getting to know us as a couple. She had a great questionnaire that was easy for the both of us to fill out that helped us communicate to her what we wanted for the ceremony. When we didn't know WHAT we wanted for certain aspects of the ceremony, she gave us some great ideas. Carrie is one of the brightest, shiniest people you'll ever meet, and she is SO easy to connect with. We had so much fun going through the process with her and she made it all so incredibly easy. We trusted her enough to let her take some creative liberties of her own to keep our ceremony fresh and full of surprises. We got married on May 12th, 2012 and there was nothing that could have made the ceremony more perfect. We laughed, we cried, and we got married. Carrie did an amazing job. I couldn't possibly recommend a better person to officiate your wedding. I should also mention that we got married in an obscure decommissioned summer camp in the woods. Although half our wedding party had trouble, Carrie had no problem finding it. So, she's good at directions too.
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Natalie C.
Aug 26, 2022
I can't imagine a better officiant for our wedding than Carrie. Carrie took the time to interview myself and my husband, separately, in advance of our big day so that she could use specific anecdotes and personalized information to create a tailored ceremony that reflected who we are. We've all been to those weddings where the ceremony feels rote, like it's been said a million times before at a million different weddings. That was absolutely not the case for the ceremony that Carrie created for us. It was funny, it was sweet, it felt like "us" in the truest way. And on top of being an amazing ceremony, Carrie has this calming, steadfast presence that put us both at ease and allowed us to remain present. We cannot recommend her enough!
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