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Hired 4 times
15 years in business
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Sun - Fri
10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Dr. Raphael Pazo officiated the ceremony for my daughter's and new son-in-law's wedding this past weekend on the beach in Santa Cruz. The words he spoke were so touching and heartfelt. I recommend him highlyJun 11, 2015Verified
Dr. Raphael Pazo did a great job officiating our wedding on the beach. We are an interfaith couple so he did a great job incorporating both faiths into the ceremony!Jun 11, 2015
Our wedding was very simple in nature but Rafael made it so memorable and beautiful. I can't thank him enough for the wonderful job he did and also for what I consider a new friendship that was created by our experience.Jun 21, 2016Verified
We had an amazing experience with Dr. Raphael Pazo. He is very professional and was very helpful. And did an excellent job in performing our ceremony in English and Spanish. Thank you Dr. Raphael Pazo for being our wedding celebrant !Jun 1, 2015Verified
Raphael did our wedding for us, he helped us plan it out, he came fully dressed for a our celtic wedding. He made our wedding one to remember, he even said a traditional celtic saying done at weddings and it was just perfect. I recommend him to any one that would like a great wedding.Jan 16, 2015Dr. Raphael Pazo - Weddings of Elegance and Distinction's reply
Dear Abe, We bagpipers have to stick together. Thank you for granting me the honor of celebrating your nuptials in true Highland fashion. Failte!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Continuing education is essential in our profession in order to stay current with all applicable laws, statues and regulations. Accrediting organizations devise an uniform curriculum of the latest professional practices and ensure uniform dissemination of such information among accredited professionals. I attend all mandatory AND optional continuing education courses.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I celebrate weddings because weddings celebrate love - that most essential and necessary of human emotions. Weddings and marriages have many different meanings for different cultures - but they all have a common thread: it unites two people in love into the most basic unit of our society: a family. Two individuals become one in love, physically, financially and much more.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Traditional Weddings Eloping Weddings Jewish Weddings Inter-Faith Weddings Alternative Modern Weddings Multi-Cultural Weddings Multi-Lingual Weddings Non-Denominational Weddings Secular Weddings Renewal of Wedding Vows Exotic Destination Weddings Sunset at the Beach Weddings Highland Weddings (Scottish, Irish and Welsh)