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Officiant in Cotati, California,

A More Perfect Union

222 W. Cotati Ave, Cotati, CA, 94931
Cotati, California, CA
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(707) 787-6305
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 25 Reviews


    Cassandra

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  • Michael was great in email and over the phone, but when he showed up on my wedding day I was terribly shocked. He arrived in dirty clothing: jeans, t- shirt, blazer, Velcro sandals and socks. His excuse was that he had no money or time to get proper clothing. I said to him that he should have told me he couldn’t officiate my wedding because he didn’t have any appropriate clothes. He said just to drop him out of the photos! I was very upset. My wedding planner started asking faculty staff for spare clothes, and then a miracle: the chef at the winery where we were getting married said he is an ordained minister and would marry us! Thank you, God! So, my planner had Michael removed from the site. He was very upset about this and demanded $100 to leave (which was his deposit, so I was fine with that.). Very stressful, but all was well in the end.

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    I'm sorry to have upset the dear bride, but she has made a number of factual errors. My clothing was entirely clean, I was not wearing a t-shirt but a very beautiful Tommy Bahama silk Jackie Robinson memorial shirt. I was not wearing a blazer, but a silk suit jacket. The trousers had torn a few days before, so I was, being broke at the time, obliged to replace them with brand new jeans. I feel within my rights to point out to the bride that neither she nor her wedding planner ever said a single word to me on the subject of my clothing prior to the wedding. The expressions "formal dress" or "fancy dress" were never used. The couple contacted me a week before their wedding. I simply had no time. If they had specified more formal attire, I would have borrowed the money to run out and buy a suit. She paid me when I arrived and when she said she had made other arrangements, I gave her back three hundred dollars, keeping only my deposit. I had spent sixty dollars on ink cartridges just to print out their ceremony, and another twenty on gas. I lost a day's worth of income at my flower stand. Fortunately, Mother's Day bailed me out and I now have a new suit and fancy new shoes. More importantly, it did go well for the couple, and I am glad.

    Laura J. Neely

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  • Michael was a pleasure! From the moment we met, we knew he was the perfect fit for our Christmas Eve afternoon wedding. He provided a sample ceremony script, which we tailored for our small, intimate wedding. He arrived on time, and with his deep, melodious voice, pronounced us man and wife.

    Kindra

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  • Micheal is the best! He's very professional and very personable. He accommodated the jokesters in my wedding party as well as playing along which was perfect. I highly recommend him. He will not disappoint!

    Mary

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  • Michael is the most amazing, professional, kind, loving, creative and endearing man. This makes for an equally impressive officiant. We had an intimate ceremony on the cliffs overlooking Bodega Bay. Michael joined in our beachy bohemian event and went barefooted with the rest of us! He hiked the cliffs to get to our special location and shared in our passion. He's a lovely man, very eager to get to know us in order to participate in a familiar and meaningful way. We highly recommend Michael. Our wedding would not have turned out as beautifully as it did, without him! xoxo, Mary

    Natalia

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  • We were so very fortunate to find Michael Larrian. After a great deal of research, we finally found Michael and the first time that we all spoke on the phone, we knew it a perfect fit. Michael's warm, caring personality put us at ease. He asked many questions to get to know us and to understand what was important to us in our ceremony. Michael was always accessible. His beautifully crafted prose lent form and elegance to our ceremony, held at The Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross. We could not have been happier with Michel Larrian. He is one of the reasons that our wedding was a most Beautiful Day!

    Monika

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  • Look no further! In Michael you have found an exceptional wedding officiate! Our wedding on 22 May 2017 at The Olea Hotel in Glen Ellen was a low key affair. We decided to marry during a three week road trip, with just the two of us. We came across Michael’s details on Wedding Wire and knew instantly that we had found the right person to officiate. From the start we had great communication by phone, email and text right up to the ceremony. Michael tailored the ceremony and built in messages from our kids, resulting in a very personal and moving event. We shed tears of joy all the way through and can honestly say that we could not have imagined a more beautiful and emotional wedding. The presence of Michael’s wife and daughter created a sense of family in the absence of our own and he and his family will forever have a place in our hearts. By the way, if you're still not convinced, Michael also organised and personally collected our wedding bouquet and boutonniere! AND has t... Read more

    Ally

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  • We found Michael somewhat last minute with 3 weeks until the wedding. His price was great and he was fast to respond. Luckily he was available! He proceeded to compose a beautiful ceremony for us to include a Native American blessing to honor the grooms family. Michael is a class act and even drove a bit of a lengthy drive to make it to our rehearsal the day before! Thanks Michael!! If you hire him you'll be pleased!

    carla

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  • We can't recommend A more perfect union, specifically Hope Mirlis any more highly !! She did an amazing job with our ceremony, The writing of our vows , The planning and the actual wedding day was easy and just what we wanted. Stop looking-- you found the perfect officiant! Our entire experience was wonderful. She listened to us , she took our feelings and with a golden pen, turned them into a beautiful service!! Completely personalized service, Hope is so warm and easy to talk to. Many guests commented that it was the nicest and most meaningful ceremony they had ever seen !! We are so so grateful we had the perfect officiant for a wedding.

    benjamin

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  • Michael was great. He was at the venue before I was. He provided an excellent service. We cut it down quite a bit and wrote our own vows. Michael was able to tailor our service just the way we wanted.

    User6704682

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  • Michael went above and beyond for us with flexibility for our wedding. He was attentive to our needs and really understood us as a couple. We would recommend him over and over again. Very easy to talk to and he gets back to you right away. Truly made our day so special and unforgettable.

    User6440591

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  • Michael was fantastic to work with. He was flexible, very responsive to our needs, and really nailed it across the board. He's a real joy to be around and a true pro.

    User5637229

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  • After talking to Michael on the phone for 2 minutes we knew he was the right man for the job. Very well spoken and poetic. I would highly recommend him.

    Rick

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  • The service Michael provided was fair. He showed up on time and was prepared to perform the wedding ceremony. But be prepared for some off-humor and inappropriate behavior that we did not expect. After the rehearsal was completed, he approached the bride and one of the bridesmaids from behind and kissed them on the ear. He was also talking to the bridesmaids with inappropriate conversation. The girls did not want him around for the ceremony which was the next day, but relented when it was decided that it was too late to get someone else to perform it. In their words "He's creepy". After the ceremony was completed, as the bride and groom were walking down the aisle, he said "Now we can all go skinny dipping". This comment was picked up on a hot mic and several people heard it. He was in close proximity to the bridesmaids and seemed to direct the comment at them. At the beginning of the reception, he sat behind my mother, who is in her 80's, and said "I would like to... Read more

    Claude-Henry

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  • Michael was great and imaginative in his service, but what makes him special is his charming originality. My wife and I couldn't have been happier and can't imagine another person would've done a better job.

    Sara

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  • We chose Michael to perform our ceremony based on instinct and a gut feeling that he was the right choice. What can I say? Our feelings were right on! Based on our timing and location, we didn't actually meet with Michael in person until the day of our rehearsal. But we spoke on the phone beforehand, so I knew he had what we were looking for — a solid voice for one, that projected and lent some gravitas to our ceremony (we did not have any sound or amplification) and a great, original, non-religious ceremony. Michael and I worked closely together via email to edit and customize his ceremony according to our preferences, and he was very helpful and accommodating. He was also very flexible in our rates negotiation, considering a kind of special situation in terms of location and lodging. And it all worked out perfectly! After our wedding we had SO many people tell us how wonderful the ceremony was and what a great job our officiant did. It was all-around a magical day, and we are so gr... Read more

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