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HI! My name is Venus and I am aCelebrant and an officiant in Los Angeles, Orange County, and greater Southern California. My job is to research, customize, write, and perform a one-of-a-kind ceremony for you. YOUR ceremony needs to reflect YOUR personality, beliefs, and lifestyle. Therefore, ANY and ALL backgrounds, philosophies, traditions, and beliefs will be honored and included. I am trained, qualified, experienced and affordable. As an ordained non-denominational officiant (or officiate, secular clergy, minister or reverend), and as a Life-Cycle Celebrant certified by the Celebrant USA Foundation, I want to create and/or perform your ceremony, your way. I am authorized to solemnize marriages in California. Most of my experience is in conducting wedding ceremonies for marriage as well as for betrothal/ engagement, commitment/life union, vow renewal, civil and second marriages (and beyond!) for couples and families. Non-denominational, LGBT, non-religious, interfaith and/or multicultural people are all welcome, respected and honored.
I have also officiated, and I am available to officiate, any funeral/memorial, celebration of life, baby naming or baby welcoming, family, animal/pet, dedication, and tribute service, and for most any other private, civic, or public occasion. Please see ALL OCCASIONS for more information.
THE CEREMONY Many people overlook the importance of the ceremony and some people just want to 'get it over with'. However, if one thinks about it, the reason why everyone gathers their loved ones together at a ceremony is to have them all witness a change: from old to new, from then to now, from single to duo, from couple to family, etc. The ceremony is what accomplishes this transition.
Since YOU are the one undergoing this transition, why not craft the ceremony to reflect who YOU are? It is possible to make a ceremony meaningful for you and for all those present. You may even attempt to please (almost) everyone, while still emphasizing what matters most to you: LOVE, A RELATIONSHIP, or A PERSONAL STORY. My approach is unique because I have been trained in the history and study of ceremony, tradition and ritual. With all this being said, what matters most is giving you the ceremony you want.
THE OFFICIANT Officiants are also known as clergy, a clergyperson, minister, reverend or officiate. Finding the right officiant is important because the officiant does not only perform key functions in a ceremony. The officiant is, and should be, the one person standing with you, by you and for you.
Reasons you may choose an officiant: - To conduct or perform the ceremony. - To help create the ceremony. - To advise you and offer you expertise. - To take on a leadership role. - To convey a feeling, mood or emotion. - To represent the occasion. - To represent individuals and/or organizations. - To represent you and/or other participants. - To be discreet and to maintain discretion, privacy and/or confidentiality. - To be your ally and/or your guide during potentially stressful times.
YOU CAN HAVE ALL YOU WANT IN AN OFFICIANT! Whether your ceremony is do-it-yourself, DIY, alternative, geek, tech, indie, offbeat, non-traditional, simple, Asian, African-American, Latino, multicultural, interfaith, out-of-the-box, secret, classic, family blending, same sex, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, remarriage, anniversary, scientific, on a budget, academic, secular, "guerrilla" or "guerilla", unusual, agnostic, atheist, humanist, spiritual, religious, devout, traditional, last-minute, elopement or etc. please contact me for your free, no-obligation consultation.
I am available to be your Los Angeles officiant, Orange County officiant or Southern California wedding officiant. Also Temecula wedding officiant, Catalina Island officiant, Long Beach officiant, Ojai wedding officiant, Laguna Beach wedding officiant, Palm Springs officiant, Malibu officiant, Big Bear wedding officiant, Ventura officiant for your home ceremony, backyard ceremony, hotel ceremony, beach ceremony, destination wedding and much, much more.
IF YOU WANT A MEMORABLE, ORIGINAL, AND MEANINGFUL CEREMONY, LOOK NO FURTHER!
Please Contact Via Email or Call 714.521.4292
Wedding, re-marriage, commitment, GLBT, vow renewal, new baby, welcoming / adoption, coming of age, step-family tribute, new dwelling / home / business, birthday, graduation, tribute, job transition, memorial, funeral / end of life, divorce, special achievement, pet / companion animal, civic or corporate event, any other secular or spiritual event.
SERVING NORTH ORANGE COUNTY, SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY, LOS ANGELES, LONG BEACH, SAN GABRIEL VALLEY, AND BEYOND.