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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.

Services offered

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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Frequently asked questions

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Civil union
Single religion
Interfaith ceremony
Vow renewal
Ceremony rehearsal

What services do you provide?

Allow couple' own vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i faith
No denomination
Orthodox christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


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Reviews for Larisa Balas - Officiant

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Pamela M. Sent on 09/06/2014
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Larisa officiated our marriage may.24.2014 & was absolutely perfect! She is a very kind & caring woman, her words were so touching, everyone was so pleased with out choice of officiant. Thank you Larisa
Ashley S. Sent on 16/08/2021
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Amazing Officiant

Larisa is such a wonderful person, we truly enjoyed working with her. She made our ceremony so special and personalized.
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. Sent on 26/06/2019
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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.
Kyle Sent on 15/07/2019
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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!
Danielle Sent on 27/09/2018
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Wonderful Officiant

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!
Amy B. Sent on 27/04/2018
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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.

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
Lindsay S. Sent on 27/04/2018
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Lindsay & Josh

My husband and I got married July long last summer. We were very happy that we chose Larisa as our officiant. She has a warm and up beat personality. Very professional. Thank you for being apart of our day Larisa!

Lindsay and Josh
Karen S. Sent on 06/06/2017
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Wedding May 2017
How we lucked out in Larisa!!! Just random pick going on reviews and her picture. What a find she was more than wonderful and more than expected . Larisa is the epitome of warmth and competence . She is a gifted writer and perfectly picks up on all the uniqueness and nuances of a couple to create the perfect cermony Endlessly patient and accomadating she can be relied on to get everything as you want. Clearly passionate about her privalage to unite couples in marriage ..just a delight on every level...highly recommend her to everyone !
Amanda S. Sent on 16/03/2017
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We were looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony. Larisa understood what we were looking for and helped us write a ceremony that was just for us.

Thank you, Larissa.
Corey + Amanda.
Megan D. Sent on 26/12/2019
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Easy & Meaningful Ceremony

It was a pleasure working with Larisa. She has so much experience that truly helped guide us into the customized ceremony that we wanted — we had certain elements of a traditional ceremony, but also mixed in a number of more modern elements that resulted in an even better ceremony than we had envisioned. The time she took to understand us as a couple really helped make the ceremony so much more personable that truly reflected “us”.
Apart from the ceremony itself, the clear & direct instructions Larisa advised us of with respect to what we needed to do ahead of time to prepare for the ceremony (i.e. marriage licenses, etc. and what we’d expect in terms of timelines) made things easy, and ultimately left us feeling comfortable everything with the ceremony was under control.
Thanks again Larisa!
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