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I Do x Two
I Do x Two

I Do x Two

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Introduction: The uncertainty created by Covid-19 has made the lives of wedding couples more difficult. Surely many of you have already rescheduled, while others are looking to have an elopement style ceremony now and hold the big celebration once it’s safe to do so. Each California county is handling the business of issuing marriage licenses differently. The great thing is that all California counties honor each other's marriage certificates, regardless of which county you live in. If you're open to an elopement style ceremony that includes ONLY a few people, please contact me so we can discuss the details. Wishing you all the best! ____________________________ Message below prior to Covid-19....Since my business was established, I've consistently received wonderful newlywed reviews that have earned me WeddingWire's "Couple's Choice Awards" and Thumbtack's "Top Pro" awards year after year. I love what I do and equally the opportunity to be of service!! As an officiant/celebrant, I'm proud of the fact that I work with couples to create a unique ceremony specific to each couple's love story. If you're looking to hire a wedding planner/coordinator, I began planning corporate events decades ago; so you have in me an experienced professional who is also a certified wedding planner. The Bay Area is a great place to be married; I've officiated or coordinated weddings in a variety of different Bay Area venues, among them: San Francisco City Hall, the Ritz Carlton SF and Half Moon Bay, Concannon Vineyards, Kohl Mansion, Brazilian Room, Hakone Gardens and Boundary Oaks Country Club just to name a few. Give me a call, text or email so we can talk about your Big Day!!
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Hired 146 times

Serves Castro Valley, CA

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21 years in business

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Leslie E.

Wedding Officiant

Planning a Zoom wedding during a pandemic was challenging, but we were determined. After interviewing five different officiants on video calls, we clicked with Saundra immediately. This was not a sales pitch, quite the opposite. She was warm, welcoming, and asked us about our story and about our background, which immediately put us at ease. Once we chose to work with Saundra, she continued to come through for us. Always proactive and on time, always listening. We went through a few different drafts of our ceremony, working together to make it personal and memorable. Saundra was always open to our ideas, and she very tactfully made suggestions that were in our best interest. She was also very knowledgeable about getting our license, which was no easy feat while our county's courthouse was shut down. Saundra absolutely inspired confidence, trust, and care. On the day of our ceremony, Sandra calmly directed everything, which was fortunate, as we were having nerve wracking technology issues with our Zoom call! She expertly gave us cues under her breath, like to face the camera, etc. It's funny, when I think back, I was excited and not paying attention to those details. Thank goodness Saundra is such a pro. You can see from the pictures below, she made us look good, and we had a great time, too! It is possible to create a special, memorable, and moving ceremony with an online wedding, and it's all about who you choose to work with. We are thrilled to have found Saundra for our special day, and our time together will be revisited again and again in our pictures, our videos, and our stories.
Jan 10, 2021
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Augustina L.

Wedding Officiant

I highly recommend Saundra! She is AMAZING! Unfortunately, due to Covid there were last minute changes to our wedding day. Saundra was extremely flexible and worked with our schedule. She made our day special by marrying us on Christmas Day! The ceremony script was beautifully written and she added our personal touch. We will definitely ask her to perform our big wedding once we are able to celebrate with our loved ones.
Jan 11, 2021
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Crystal C.

Wedding Officiant

Saundra was our officiant for our August wedding. From the first time we met her to our big day. She has such a warm personality and made us feel so comfortable. She was responsive to our ideas for our own vows and personalized the ceremony to our story. We loved working with her and would recommend her highly to anyone.
Aug 24, 2017
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Susan C.

Wedding Officiant

Finding the perfect officiant is HARD! But thanks to Thumbtack, I was able to narrow down the candidates quickly to...just Reverend Saundra. I didn't tell the hubby that she was the only one I really liked for us, but as soon as the three of us met in person, we knew she was the one! My family is non-religious and my hubby's is Christian. She put together a wonderful ceremony with just the right amount of prayers and seamlessly worked in a reading from my hubby's sister and suggested a beautiful rose ceremony for our moms. She was meticulously organized and really made the whole ceremony process easy for us. I have no idea how we would have had nearly as magical a ceremony without her knowledge and expertise. She made great suggestions on how to conduct the whole ceremony and we loved every minute of it. One of the biggest achievements Saundra made was that she convinced my man that he could write vows with her help and she helped both of us perfect our vows. She made sure to keep them secret for us and printed them on lovely stationary for us to read on our wedding day. Needless to say, my hubby and I were both tearing up during our ceremony. We also both agree that thanks to Saundra, our ceremony was BY FAR our favorite part of our whole wedding evening. I cannot say thank you enough to Saundra. Nor can I possibly recommend her highly enough to all of you.
May 2, 2017
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Josefina S.

Wedding Officiant

Bravo!!!! You're an Amazing officiate Saundra Anderson!!!! My wedding couldn't have been any better. We loved every moment. For my husband and myself, it was Perfect!! Our officiate Saundra was Awesome! She looked great, loved what she wore; from head to toe. Her tone was perfect. (Which that was something important to me, that my officiate has a soft pleasant tone for my guests to listen too/ I didn't want anyone that sounded like a heavy smoker). Every word spoken soft and pleasant was heard through the room. Saundra was absolutely the right woman to perform our ceremony! Her up lifting spirit added so much to our ceremony. We were more than satisfied and in awe at how well everything came together. I would absolutely recommend Saundra to perform any ones wedding. You will not be disappointed. My family was impressed, especially my Dad!!! Who means everything to me. Thank you so much Saundra. You will always be apart of our special day as well as, every time we talk about our wedding day, you/ Saundra will be mentioned with the utmost respect and appreciation! Love and Respect to the Best officiate: Saundra Anderson 💞
Apr 17, 2017
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I factor in commute time to your wedding venue and whether or not you need me for rehearsal. To provide you a quote means I need to know: your wedding date (to check for availability), time of your ceremony (even if just an estimate), city where you're wedding will be held. As a military brat (USAF), I offer a military discount as a "thank you" to active duty personnel.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Start with a complimentary consultation--via Google meets or Zoom (due to CoVid) prior consults included in-person option too.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Served as an Alameda County Deputy Marriage Commissioner, I’m also a Certified Wedding Planner, Graduate Cal State East Bay Wedding Certification Program, 2015.

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