Ceremonies by Rev. Leslie

Playa Del Rey, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Because my ceremonies are unique, very beautiful and lightly spiritual, non traditional, and not over-the-top 'religious'. I am warm, fun loving, and naturally put people at ease.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Life is a Celebration! And your wedding should be! I enjoy meeting new people and putting them at ease, so they will totally enjoy their ceremony! Also being in service to people, and helping people who are happy and in love and who want the best wedding ever! I love doing an outstanding job!

Location

Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Years in business

8

Times hired on Thumbtack

142

Reviews

79 Reviews
  • Danielle H. Aug 14, 2017
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I could not have found a better Officiant and new friend! Leslie was consistently incredible at communicating and going above and beyond to make our ceremony unique and special. She included personal stories, laughter, classic quotes, and creativity all while maintaining respect for our desire to not have a religious base. Leslie is an absolute artist! Multiple people complimented on my ceremony--- saying it was the most fun and beautiful one they have ever experienced and this is all thanks to Leslie! Furthermore, Leslie stayed as one of our wedding guests and was an absolute life of the party! I would recommend Leslie to anyone and everyone because she is present with the couple to make sure your ceremony is everything you want it to be.
    Leslie O. Aug 14, 2017

    Wow, Danielle! A million thanks for this review! I truly enjoyed every moment... almost as much as you and Michael did!

  • Maria L. Aug 8, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was great! Very engaged, thoughtful, responsive and responsible. And she has a lovely personality to boot! We thoroughly enjoyed having her as our wedding officiant.
  • LS M. May 20, 2017
    Leslie adapted to our eccentric requests, managed all the paperwork, and made everything easy. We couldn't be happier!
  • Marisa T. May 6, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was lovely, such a positive person. Wonderful ceremony that she provided us. It was very touching, both of our families and friends cried of happiness. My husband and I are very happy to have chosen her. Thankyou Leslie.
  • Jaclyn A. Apr 30, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent officiant
    Leslie was great and reasonable. She gave us great ideas for our big day. Thank you Leslie!
  • Ian H. Apr 28, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Wedding
    Leslie was excellent at officiating our wedding, both prior to and during the event. A pleasure to have met.
  • Brian P. Jan 24, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Stop looking, you found the one!
    We couldn't have chosen a more caring individual.
  • Lexie R. Nov 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was highly professional and and absolute joy
    Leslie was our celebrant at short notice. She came to our house for a very small family wedding. I also met up with her before hand to organise the vows and the reading. Leslie was highly professional and and absolute joy to be part of our day. We highly recommend Leslie! Thanks again Leslie!
  • Jennifer M. Oct 13, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Leslie is the best!
    Rev. Leslie is amazing. She did a great ceremony my husband and I were very happy and would definitely recommend her. Thank you Rev. Leslie
  • Erika M. Sep 4, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommend Rev. Leslie
    Leslie is awesome. Her positive energy and sincere nature was the perfect compliment to our low key ceremony overlooking the Marina harbor. Thanks again, Leslie! Erika & Phil
  • Leslie W. Aug 22, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie did an amazing job. I am so glad we had her as our officiant!
  • Tanya F. Aug 16, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Can't believe I didn't leave a review. Rev. Leslie made out wedding day. I cannot recommend her enough. The service Rev. Leslie provided was perfect and very special. our guests commented that the service was the most beautiful they had ever been to. We feel exactly the same, almost 4 years later. I wish We could get married again just so that Rev. Leslie could Marry us! Thank you from the bottom of our heats.
  • Stephanie S. Jul 17, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was wonderful very kind and mellow demeanor which is exactly what I needed for my ceremony, I led her to the beach we were getting married on by landmarks and she found us, I hired her from Vegas and communicated over email. She was perfect very knowledgeable on everything having to do with getting married she guided me a lot and gave me great suggestions . Thank you leslie
  • Sayed T. Jul 5, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    awesome job!
  • Phil L. Jun 6, 2016
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was a dream to work with from the very beginning. We picked her over others because we got a great feeling from her. We Skyped from the UK and she was extremely helpful. Come the big day, she was a delight to have as our Reverend and we can't recommend her highly enough. She really went above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Harriet H. May 23, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was wonderful! She gave us the perfect wedding exactly what we wanted! We are from the uk, but got married in LA and every step of the way Leslie was there to answer any questions and guide us through the process and were grateful we found her!
  • Mark S. May 8, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was super helpful throughout the process and gave us the exact ceremony we were looking for. Thanks Leslie!
  • Jenny H. Apr 18, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    We were SO happy we found Leslie!! After the ceremony we had guests tell us how great she was and how well she told our story. It was perfect. We wouldn't have changed a thing! THANK YOU!
  • Danielle D. Apr 14, 2016
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was fantastic! She officiated our beach wedding in S.M. She was so pleasant and was fun and easy to talk to. Leslie made us feel comfortable and in turn, made the process go smoothly. She personalized our ceremony and had a great selection of vows for us to chose from. She's a wonderful woman who truly loves what she does!
  • Chris S. Mar 21, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Reverend Leslie married us in a park in the mountains among wild flowers. The ceremony was a small gathering of friends and family. Standing next to my soon to be wife and hearing Reverend Leslie's heart felt words, everyone laughed and cried tears of joy. I can think of no person I would rather have to first introduce us to the world as husband and wife.
  • Sarah O. Mar 11, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Julie P. Mar 9, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Leslie has such a warm and caring vibe about her. She took the time to get to know us as a couple and what we wanted. Based on that, she provided some example ceremonies, which we used to create one that was very specific to us. Everyone who attended our very small family ceremony said that she was very kind and did an excellent job doing the ceremony. I loved her flexibility, warmth, and ability to listen and respond to our requests and needs - even as they evolved through our conversations.
  • Jack B. Feb 10, 2016
    Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    What a wonderful woman! My bride and myself were blessed to find her and we are not even religious! Good price, great mood, great view. Want to get married on you own terms? Book Leslie today!
  • Alexander C. Oct 30, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Don O. Sep 23, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Leslie did our ceremony and we are so glad we chose her. Her words were perfect and she's such a nice lady. Thanks again Leslie!!
  • Sharlene C. Aug 22, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was outstanding! She made our ceremony beautiful!
  • Aaron C. Aug 10, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Very good officiant to have for a wedding with a mix of guests with different spiritual and various denominational-religious backgrounds. Leslie had some already great scripts to work with and we added and modified it a little bit to make it feel like our own.
  • Ashley S. Jun 30, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was great to work with and made our day perfect. She sent tons of ceremony samples and didn't mind when I changed things around and gave her a completely new script. She was very professional and I would definitely recommend her services. Thanks Leslie!
  • Thury B. Jun 7, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie has such a warm energy and my fiancé and I are really excited to be working with her. We felt comfortable with her right away! And, as a bonus, she has a very cool venue in Playa Del Rey. We highly, recommend Leslie to anyone who is looking for a thoughtful, friendly and experienced officiant.. You won't be disappointed.
  • Sean H. May 27, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    If we had to do it all over again, we would hire Leslie again! She was great. Very warm, kind, and peaceful. She's a wise pro, and she has a great sense of humor. While we were in the middle of our vows, the maid of honor realized she had forgotten my ring (groom), so Leslie playfully let the crowd know and she pleasantly continued. She provided a bit of comic relief, which brought on some great laughter.
  • Jae J. Mar 25, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    This review is late but I just wanted to write up something about Leslie. We met her just in the nick of time and from the moment we met her to the end of the ceremony (we had a short one) she was nothing but lovely to work with. Very willing to make any edits you wanted along the way. I made a slight mistake of forgetting to email her the details on parking and info to the place of ceremony because we only got that last minute ourselves but she had no issues doing it herself. While we chose a short ceremony it was perfect. Everyone could hear her, we loved her, everyone loved her. Thank you so much Leslie for officiating our wedding!
  • Eileen H. Mar 22, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Very down to earth! Loved our ceremony thank you Leslie!
  • Lyndi C. Jan 19, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Leslie was so wonderful to work with!! We first met with her while interviewing officiants about 6 months prior to our wedding, and she made it an easy choice to go with her. One thing she mentioned was that she liked to personalize the ceremony by including a few lines or a personal story about the couple, and coming up with a story was something we really struggled with! It came down to the wire, but she took what we were able to come up with and helped to make our ceremony beautiful, personal, and got a few laughs, too! We got SO MUCH wonderful and positive feedback from our guests about her, which, to me, says more about her work than what I can. She made everyone feel comfortable and brought the perfect blend of seriousness and laughter to our ceremony. It was an absolute pleasure to work her! Thank you, Leslie!!
  • Lilliana M. Dec 12, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Christy L. Nov 2, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Leslie is a wonderful speaker and is very down to earth. She was a pleasure to work with and she certainly added to the magic of our ceremony. She's also quick to respond and has very good communication. Our wedding was on 10/18/14 and it was a bride & bride non-religious ceremony. She was flexible and open to our needs. Thank you for adding your Leslie twist. Our guests thought you did a great job. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
  • Kaylin B. Sep 26, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We hired Leslie to officiate our ceremony at Shade Hotel last week. She was great from start to finish! She let us completely customize the ceremony and our vows! We got many compliments from our guests about how quirky and fun the ceremony was! I would highly recommend Leslie, especially if you aren't looking for the typical run -of-the-mill ceremony!
  • Tara S. Sep 22, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was nothing short of amazing! She really livened up our wedding ceremony and made it extremely special. We felt very comfortable with her. She is a natural story teller and did a great job re-telling the story of how we met. If we had to do it all over again, we would absolutely have Leslie officiate our wedding!
  • Antonino V. Sep 16, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent, charming, witty, and professional. Highly recommended!!!
  • Sanny H. Sep 14, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    I was very disappointed with choosing leslie. I appreciated that she was available on such short notice, but that was about it. After she sent us three different speeches to choose from, we chose one, revised it to our liking and sent it back. I had specifically asked her to let me know if it was going to be a problem, she assured me it wasn't. At the ceremony when she made the speech, before she got to reading the Bible passage my fiance and I chose to insert into the scripture, Leslie inappropriately stated before reading the script, 'I don't normally do this as part of my service, but Scott and sanny asked me to read a passage'. Her statement was unnecessary and inappropriate. I'm sorry if she don't feel comfortable doing so, I wished she would have informed us so I can choose to hire someone else that would be happy to help make our ceremony a special memory to remember. In short, I felt as though Leslie made this about her and not about us as a wedded couple.
    Leslie O. Sep 18, 2014

    Oh...goodness! I am so sorry for your disappointment! This was a miscommunication on my part. With all my ceremonies, I take great pride in making sure each couple has exactly what they want in their ceremony to make it totally personal to them and their desires. When someone brings me something that isn't typically in my ceremonies, I am happy to include it for them and I always acknowledge them as requesting it. This makes the ceremony more intimate and personal to you, your families, and your guests, and with this, they know you were part of creating your own ceremony. I look upon it as a way to honor you, and I am very sorry I didn't communicate that to you clearly. I am hopeful that you can see it from this perspective... I know your memories will be as beautiful and special as your wedding was. Again, I am so sorry for your disappointment and this misunderstanding. I really enjoyed meeting you both and performing your ceremony. Several of your guests thanked me afterwards and commented how much they liked the ceremony. You are a beautiful couple. Please accept my sincere apology and I wish you all the best!

  • Valerie S. Aug 16, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was our officiant for our wedding in June 2014. We found her online through Thumb Tack and liked what we heard. From the beginning, Leslie took time to answer questions and met with us in person to get to tell us more about herself and what she does. We really liked Leslie off the bat, because she was very personal and passionate about her work as an officiant. She had great ceremony choices for us to work with and was always happy to assist us with questions or areas we needed help in. She helped us use what she wrote as well as some ideas that we added on to create a beautiful ceremony. I am more spiritual and my husband is not and we were able to blend our ideas together nicely with Leslie's help. We loved her ideas and how she worded them. On the actual day of the wedding she took time to check in with me, the bride, and reassured me everything would go well and be great and to just enjoy the day. The ceremony was perfect and a big part was thanks to Leslie for her love and sincerity and joy. We also had a couple of spontaneous moments and Leslie just went with the flow as if everything had been practiced ahead of time. From our parents to my grandpa, everyone enjoyed her and said she did a wonderful job and really fit with us and our special day. We hands down recommend Leslie if you want someone who will help make your day personal and full of love and joy!
  • Eileen W. Jul 24, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Leslie gave us an amazing ceremony! My wife and I had no idea what we wanted for our ceremony or really what to expect from our officiant. Rev. Leslie made everything so easy for us from the first meeting. She presented us with different options for the ceremony and also was open to us creating our own (we did our own unique blend). More importantly, she made us comfortable and always gave us great advice (from making sure we only include things that are important to us to letting us know important details about getting a marriage license). She was also really flexible about all the details that we kept changing last minute (not that I suggest that, but our wedding was a bit rushed and some things changed unexpectedly.) The actual ceremony was exactly what we wanted! So personal and unique; everyone kept telling us how amazing the ceremony was and more than a few people said it was the most beautiful wedding they've attended (We agree!) They all asked where we found her! Thank you, Rev. Leslie!
  • Ava S. Jul 23, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Liz M. Jul 5, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Our experience was wonderful. I found Leslie warm, and engaging. I do wish that we had gotten an advanced copy of our ceremony..I would've liked to like to have been able to anticipate where we were during the ceremony. Other than that I do recommend Leslie whole heartedly!
  • Linda H. Jun 15, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Our wedding with Rev. Leslie on June 9 was so perfect. We decided to have it earlier in the day than we had thought and she made it happen. Our excitement of getting married ( we are an ss couple from TX) was so shared by her that we were so happy she officiated our celebration. Thank You Rev. Leslie we will always remember you on our wedding anniversary!
  • Matt S. May 27, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie performed our wedding ceremony in Redondo Beach, CA in May of 2014, and we could not have been more pleased!!! We found her on-line with several other officiants, and immediately felt a connection once we started our review process. We communicated heavily over email, and finally agreed to meet in person to get to know each other. We got along so well, she really became part of our family. She joined us for the rehearsal dinner and reception, and she got to know so many of our family and friends. Leslie worked closely with us to design and customize the ceremony, to make it just perfect for us. Her style, presence and overall tone was exactly what we were looking for. It was warm and lighthearted while remaining meaningful with just the right amount of spiritual. So many guests have asked us who she was and where we found her so that they can include her in their own ceremony. We would highly recommend her for your wedding, she is fantastic.
  • James F. May 9, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie is wonderful!! She is very sweet and she gave me and my spouse her full attention and was available for discussing the ceremony and meeting as much as needed. On top of that, she performed the ceremony so beautifully. Everyone commented on what a great job she did. I highly recommend her. Very great lady.
  • Katie B. Apr 18, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was really great to work with. We had a small, intimate ceremony and she preformed it beautifully. We used one of her pre-written ceremonies and customized it to fit our quirkiness. I highly recommend her!
  • Bernadette G. Apr 7, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Thank you for helping make OUR day a very memorable one. Your professionalism, sense of humor and patience with working with us to personalize our ceremony is very much appreciated. We are very pleased and have no regrets in having you officiate our wedding.
  • Mora K. Mar 19, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev Leslie was amazing!!!! Since day 1 she made us felt comfortable and she answered all my emails and phone calls. My bridal party loved her as well. Thanks Rev Leslie!!!
  • Sheri L. Jan 23, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    We hired Leslie as our officiate for our private wedding ceremony in a park near our home. She did a fabulous job!!!! We had written our own ceremony which was longer then her usual ones and she had no problem in accommodating everything we asked for. When 2 small boys wandered thru the middle of our ceremony she handled the situation with grace. Even the ducks quaked with approval! Thank you, Leslie Oliver, for making our wedding day a very special day we will never forget! Jim & Sheri Ulm
  • Natalie B. Dec 17, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Leslie was outstanding. She is so down to earth to talk to, I had talked prior with a few other Rev and the few moments I spoke with her, I knew she was the one. We are not from California and she was amazingly helpful. I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you Rev Leslie
  • Rebecca M. Dec 13, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Leslie is so fantastic. She made the entire experience relaxed and simple. We wanted a private ceremony early morning on the beach. She was up for the very cold adventure and gave us the exact ceremony experience we were wanting. I'm so happy to have found her. Can't recommend enough!
  • Carla C. Dec 7, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    The ceremony was amazing. Leslie made it very personal, short and sweet, just the way we wanted it. She takes the time to get to know you and makes sure your ceremony is one of a kind..
  • Thom C. Nov 20, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Working with Leslie was a very pleasant experience. She was professional but at the same time very warm and friendly. I would reccommend her if you are considering getting married. Thom Carr
  • Renee L. Nov 11, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Rev. Leslie Oliver performed our beach wedding ceremony. Her read of the ceremony was beautiful. She did however arrive late to the wedding which allows for a great story for our future, but a rather disappointing way to start our day. Please tell her your wedding is earlier than actually planned and give her extremely detailed directions to parking structures.
    Leslie O. Nov 14, 2013

    This is a wonderful couple and we had a beautiful ceremony which I enjoyed officiating immensely. The first time a Bride was actually jumping up and down with excitement during the ceremony! It was rare and unfortunate that I arrived late... but within minutes. I am truly sorry for causing any stress. I have never been late to a wedding before. But you omitted some important facts: not only was the parking structure not obvious, but in your last minute rush you accidentally told me to turn left on the avenue instead of right. All these things took time to correct, much to my detriment. I do hope you enjoy this story in the future and I'm happy you loved the actual ceremony! I've learned now to arrive doubly early to allow for misconceptions and the unexpected. Thank you! Wishing you a happy and fun life together!

  • Kim M. Nov 11, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    My fiancé and I could not have been happier that we chose Leslie for our officiant. We formed a connection with her instantly and loved reading through her beautiful collection of written ceremonies and vows. She has a wonderful way with words and made our ceremony very special and heartfelt. We selected different pieces from a few of her ceremonies and also added a few other traditional activities into our program, and she made everything flow and feel so beautiful and natural. Thank you so much Leslie! All of our family and friends loved you as much as we did! We will never forget our special day :)
  • Ben C. Nov 4, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Very nicely done. The ceremony was flawless even though Leslie had very little information about us as a couple.
  • Susan M. Oct 23, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    She was absolutely a delight..She made our Special Day..just wonderful..Lovely lady, fulfills your wishes perfectly...On a scale of 1 thru 10..She is a 25..THE BEST... Garry and Susan Larson..Pasadena,Ca
  • Tara P. Oct 22, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Rev. Leslie was instrumental in bringing our union together in a very unique way that spoke to us as a couple and to my friends and family. We loved her caring, warmth, style and flare. She was a gift to us both and we feel genuinely blessed to have had her presiding.
  • Krisleen N. Oct 10, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Leslie officiated our wedding last month and we highly recommend her! Me and my now husband were only engaged for 7 months so we had to quickly plan the wedding. I was in talks with other officiants but I knew that they weren't the right fit. I was worried that we won't find the perfect officiant who could marry us. We then met with Leslie at a local coffee shop and we knew then that she was the one! She has a very warm presence and was helpful throughout the process. Our guests loved her speech and they all raved that our ceremony was one of the best that they've gone to! Thanks Leslie!
  • Angeline V. Oct 8, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Leslie was a delight to work with!! I met Leslie ery on into my wedding planning and i knew she would be great to marry Mario and I. Leslie took the time to get to know us and our visions and we were very happy with the outcome on the day of our wedding.
  • Savita V. Oct 7, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Rev. Leslie Oliver performed our wedding ceremony, which was not only spiritual but personal. I loved the fact that she was able lighten up the mood and made our wedding ceremony extraordinary, which was a memorable experience for us and our guest. She was perfect for our garden wedding and I highly would recommend her to officiate a wedding, especially if you want something truly unique and special.
  • Crystal C. Oct 7, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    From the moment we first met Leslie we loved her. We knew she would be perfect for our ceremony and she was! She prepared a very touching, yet funny, ceremony. She was very professional, she wore the same color of clothes our bridesmaids did and made it perfect. She kept communicating with us before the wedding date and attended our rehersal with no hesitation. We are truly happy with her service, she is a wonderful lady.
  • Adrienne L. Oct 7, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Rev Leslie made me feel like no one else could have been the one to marry my wife and I. We had the most beautiful and touching ceremony. We were left with the most wonderful memories of our lives because of Rev Leslie. Lizbeth and I thank you so much for making our special day the best day of our lives. We will never forget you and what you did for us. I hope you continue bringing couples together as one. Thanks again.
  • Stephanie F. Oct 6, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    What a great job--could not have been better!!! Super prepared, organized and loving----within minutes she seemed like a life long friend. She handled everything---and us----with humor and patience. The best!!!!
  • Teri B. Oct 5, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Sweetheart! I hired Rev. Leslie for my best friend wedding..the ceremony was beautiful above my expectations..i highly recommend Rev. Leslie, she knows exactly what to do, took time to meet with me ..excellent
  • Marissa H. Sep 8, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Leslie just preformed our ceremony over the labor day weekend and it was amazing. We wanted a shorter service but still meaningful and that is exactly what we got. The only thing I regret is that Leslie did not use a microphone and I don't think our guests could hear her from the feedback I received. Would definitely recommend (with microphone)!!
  • David M. Aug 11, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    The Rev was awesome. She was wonderful to meet before the ceremony. She gave us a costing ceremony fora really good price an it was wonderful. With a great price too.
  • Robert R. Jul 26, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Great..... Beyond words. Perfect location and the actual service was great. Very well written and came from the heart. Thanks Leslie.
  • Keith T. Jul 2, 2013
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    Gave us exactly what we wanted ! The ceremony that she provided was beautiful, we had a sand ceremony where two become one included in the ceremony . You can't beat the price ,we know we looked. She also gave us constant contact through e-mails and phone. God knows we will never have to do this again , but if had to we would do it again with her!! We highly recommend her to anyone!
  • Noemi R. Apr 23, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Leslie Oliver went above and beyond what we had expected. When we met we instantly fell in love with her warm and inviting personality. She adapts and accomodates to whatever our needs were. My husband and I didn't know exactly what those needs were or what to expect and Leslie took the time to explain and give suggestions. She was there to guide and support us through the process. The Ceremony went smooth and everyone loved it. She even wrote a story about us that was spot on. Everyone enjoyed the service and could not stop raving about what a wonderful ceremony it was. Leslie brought our guest to tears! Thank you Leslie for being professional and sweet at the same time and for guiding us on our special day. Best Regards, Mr. & Mrs Solomon
  • Danny S. Mar 7, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Rev. Leslie is a pleasure to work with, did a great job customizing the ceremony to our needs. Thank you so much! Dan & Julie
  • Kira G. Jan 21, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Leslie added the perfect touch to our ceremony and our guests still comment on how wonderful she was. We were able to choose the ceremony that fit us and reflected our beliefs in life love and each other! We also added a special wine box ceremony to the event and Leslie was very happy to work with us on adding in that personal touch. We would highly recommend Leslie to others as she was very professional, helpful, warm, modern thinking, and fun!
  • Thyra L. Nov 4, 2012
    Wedding Officiant
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    Reverend Leslie is a joy to work with! She really got to the heart and soul of our wedding. She put so much time and consideration into the service and we had MANY compliments on the ceremony. She was extremely flexible to incorporate our personal story into the service. Our wedding was very intimate and we really wanted to stay away from the "cookie cutter" vows. Reverend Leslie really was a perfect choice and made our special day absolutely magical!
    Leslie O. Nov 4, 2012

    Thank you so much, Thyra! You and David are the greatest! It was pure delight to take part in your wedding ceremony yesterday. And for you to write this the morning after??? You are amazing! You and David share one of the greatest loves I've had the privilege to witness! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to share in your love story!

  • Yvonne M. Oct 30, 2012
    Rev. Leslie is so wonderful I'm almost sad I get married only once! She was very accommodating to my husband and my ideas with careful suggestions guided by her experience to help our special day perfect. She was very supportive with any and all of my concerns no matter how silly or serious; how small or big, almost like a personal therapist! Her positive energy makes her very uplifting to work with and her kind heart easy to approach with ideas. She will speak her mind as she is nice, not a fool so don't think her kind words are empty words. On the day of our wedding, she put her broken pinky toe, yes BROKEN toe into heels so that she will look presentable to our guests. Now, THAT'S commitment. I plan to suggest her services to all of my friends that are going to get married. This is one super happy bride.
  • Christina G. Jul 8, 2012
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Leslie was FANTASTIC! Her script for the ceremony was a great length & unique from what I have heard at other weddings. She was well rehearsed & sounded great. We incorporated my 2 step daughters into the ceremony & she provided a seamless way to incorporate that into the ceremony. When we met with her she had several ideas on how to incorporate the girls in & it was 10x better than anything we thought of on our own!! I had several people tell me after what a beautiful ceremony it was. If you hire Leslie, you will not be dissapointed.
  • Patricia R. Nov 28, 2011
    We met with Leslie months before our big day. She offered loads of advice about crafting our own ceremony. She did a great job accommodating our requests and gave our wedding a relaxed and unstuffy vibe. Our main concern was that our intimate, nonreligious and very laid back day would not carry enough of a sense of ceremony, but with Leslie this was not the case at all. She provided a perfect balance of class, ceremony, and a down-to-earth aura that put everyone at ease. We had a rehearsal/run-through and liked her so much we asked her to hang out with our families for the afternoon of the big day. I recommend her highly to anyone looking for a warm, kind, intelligent and reverential officiant who is not too touchy feely, too solemn or too self righteous. She is singularly focused on providing the ceremony that you want and will work with you to achieve it. Also, she is much more affordable than other officiants we met with. Sweet, with a great smile and great sense of humor. Absolutely recommend especially if you are writing your own vows.
  • Nancy L. Oct 21, 2011
    Having found the perfect match for each of us late in life, we really wanted the perfect wedding ceremony to celebratethis next phase of our lives. Rev. Leslie flew to St Louis to make that a reality for Mario and me. We found a charming French restaurant at St. Albans to host the affair so we could share these precious moments with our family and close friends. Leslie created an inviting atmosphere for us to exchange our vows by imbuing the space with a relaxed and loving energy and gifted us with a lovely replica of the vows as a keepsake. We couldn’t have been more pleased with her engaging presentation and give her the highest of recommendations to create an ideal ceremony for you. ~ Nancy and Mario Lipari
  • Skipping Sunshine V. Sep 17, 2011
    Leslie is truly a kind person with great energy. You genuinely feel how much she cares about people. We had elements we wanted to include to make our ceremony unique and Leslie was excited and eager to incorporate these things. She was also very supportive in the stressful weeks leading up to our wedding. She did a great job officiating on our wedding day and guests commented on how they really liked her!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have a spiritual background to bring to the table, and I love people! I became ordained for personal spiritual reasons, then several years later was asked to perform a wedding ceremony, and I discovered that I loved doing it. I naturally put people at ease and it's been very enjoyable helping couples design their vows/wedding ceremonies. To officiate and be there for them on such a special occasion in their lives is 'off the charts'! I enjoy it more than anything I've ever done!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I create, customize, and personalize unique, and refreshingly different wedding ceremonies for couples that prefer to have a very special, beautiful and most importantly untraditional wedding ceremony! Many of my ceremonies are done outdoors on the beach, in parks, on mountain tops. Some ceremonies are done in fine restaurants, hotels, gardens and other beautiful locations.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently officiated a real Los Angeles wedding for the Food Network's new TV series, "Extreme Chef Challenge" episode 8 ~ Wedding Crashers. Three competing Chefs catered the wedding reception during and after I performed the wedding ceremony. It was filmed on the Roof Top Garden of the Solair Wilshire on May 27th, 2011 and aired on the Food Network on August 11th, 2011.