Larisa would be glad to design and officiate an outstanding personalized marriage ceremony for you two: your ceremony, your way! Whether your wedding is a last-minute decision or has taken months or even years to plan, she will create a ceremony that reflects you and your love, one that shows the deep commitment you are making as well as celebrates the happiness of the occasion.
She specializes in personalized and meaningful ceremonies, bringing to the table significant professional training combined with a solid education base and a wealth of knowledge related to wedding customs and traditions from around the world.
She will guide you when creating a ceremony that reflects you, your love, and all the things that you hold most dear with the utmost respect for your cultural background and personal creed. Some of her services also include personalized marriage vows and ring exchange, unlimited resources, unity symbolic rituals, and ceremonial flourishes.
How she works
Arrange a complimentary no-obligation consultation to discuss what you have in mind. This will help her to get a picture of you as a couple as well as your preferences for your big day. You will have the chance to see by yourself that Larisa has the right experience and personality needed for your ceremony.
Then, she will put together the words that will unite you in marriage. She will write and rewrite until everything is nothing less than perfect for you. Larisa will also provide you with unlimited consultation until she meets your highest expectations.
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Ashley S. · Married on 14/08/2021
Larisa is such a wonderful person, we truly enjoyed working with her. She made our ceremony so special and personalized.Sent on 16/08/2021
She is also a dedicated pro and ensured everything ran so smoothly.
It will be a sad day for all newlyweds when she chooses to retire.
Jasmine R. · Married on 21/06/2019
You won’t regret booking with Larisa
Larisa is a such a warm and welcoming person. She made us feel very comfortable throughout the entire process. She has been doing this for several decades and was able to give some great feedback. She was very receptive to our needs and any changes we might have needed. I wanted to incorporate Filipino traditions into our ceremony and I couldn’t remember a lot of it but she was able to successfully integrate it into our ceremony whilst explaining it well to our guests. You will not be disappointed by booking with Larisa.Sent on 26/06/2019
Kyle · Married on 18/05/2019
Larisa was a great officiant!
Larisa was wonderful to work with! Our wedding was Harry Potter themed, and Larisa was not only comfortable with the costume, but went the extra mile to help us bring our vision to life! She worked our theme into her lines, and she even modified her costume ahead of time to be a better fit. She would be a great choice for any couple's big day!Sent on 15/07/2019
Danielle · Married on 15/06/2018
Larisa was lovely to work with. She was responsive, helpful and full of good ideas. She helped us make a personalized ceremony that (we think) was tasteful and welcoming for our guests. Her services enhanced our wedding day. Highly recommended!Sent on 27/09/2018
Amy B. · Married on 19/08/2017
Larisa: Extraordinary Wedding Officiant
Larisa went above and beyond to ensure our ceremony ran perfectly. I didn’t have a wedding planner so one of my concerns was that the ceremony ran how it was supposed to. It was so nice to have Larisa at our rehearsal as she was very knowledgeable of all aspects such as pace to walk, which way to face, the do’s and don’ts etc. Larisa ran through the ceremony twice at our rehearsal and I’m so thankful for that as it would have been so stressful for me (the bride) to have to coordinate the rehearsal. You truly don’t realize how much there is to know and practice until you’re going through it.Sent on 27/04/2018
As for the content and wording of the ceremony... after we met with Larisa and got to know us, she provided us with a very thorough, detailed draft and listed so many options of vows, ideas for rituals, even poems and readings. Larisa was open, honest and attentive to our needs and dislikes. It was nice to know I could make as many changes and cuts as I needed and Larisa was happy to make adjustments until the draft was exactly what we wanted.
There are so many parts to planning a wedding, it was really nice to have at least one of them be stress free. Would absolutely recommend Larisa as a wedding officiant!
Amy & Chris
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