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. It seems that maybe the worst of it is behind us and many couples are now ready to move forward and book their big celebration to include family & friends. In addition to an officiant, you'll need to obtain your marriage license from a County Clerk's office. While each California county office may be handling the business of issuing marriage licenses a tad differently, the great thing is that all California counties honor each other's marriage certificates, regardless of which California county you live in. Would be happy to schedule a call to talk about what you're looking for in an officiant/celebrant! ____________________________ 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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Serves Castro Valley, CA

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24 years in business

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

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Anne-Sofie R.
Nov 8, 2023
We reached out to Saundra last minute to officiate our wedding, and she was the best at helping out from everything between deciding on location in SF, write the most lovely speech incorporating our personal stories and making the day feel special and personal. While we've only known Saundra for a few weeks, she made the ceremony feel so personal and intimate, and she truly has the best energy and warmth that you'd want on your wedding day! Much love from Anne-Sofie and David.
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Leslie E.
Jan 9, 2021
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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.

Details: Wedding • Jewish • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

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Michelle A.
Aug 28, 2023
It was such a delight working with Saundra. She has so much experience and was able to provide much-needed advice. She also was such a reassuring presence to have around for wedding preparation. With her help, we were able to make a ceremony that matched the mood of our love story and commitment to each other which was sweet and sincere and a little funny. Many of my guests claimed it was the best ceremony they had ever been to and I have to agree! I cannot thank her enough!
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Danielle S.
Jun 1, 2014
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The moment we met Saundra, we knew we had to use her, as our wedding officiant! She was professional, friendly, helpful, organized, punctual, and well-spoken. What stood out the most about Saundra, though, was her wonderful personality! Interacting with her was so natural! It almost felt like we were working with a member of our family! Saundra literally went above and beyond for us! Before our big day, she met with us several times to make sure she had a clear understanding of what we wanted for our ceremony. She would also frequently check-in with us, via text and email, to see if we needed any help with our vows, offer advice, and give us helpful suggestions to help us personalize our ceremony and make it special. On the day of our wedding, Saundra showed up early to make sure everything ran smoothly. Holding a ceremony in front of 200 people was quite intimidating, but Saundra was there to guide us (and the members of our wedding party) through every step of the way and really put us at ease. She made sure that everything went off with out a hitch and one week later, our guests are still telling us how much they loved our ceremony! It was literally everything we could have hoped for and we could not have done it without her!!!
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Maria P.
Jan 21, 2015
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Reverend Saundra was a delight to work with! She is very professional, warm and accommodating. My fiancé and I both agreed from the moment we met her that she would be our officiant. Our wedding started 30 minutes late, yet Reverend Saundra was calm, cheerful and on point during the entire ceremony. We were specially happy and grateful about her level of organization and attention to details. Thank you so much for a great experience!
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Maria & Mark, so delighted to have been a part of your special day and particularly glad your Mother-in-law finally made it so your ceremony could begin :) Have an awesome time in Thailand.
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