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Officiant in Nevada City, CA,
(917) 520-5780
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    Lea Ramesh

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  • Sarah is absolutely a dream to work with! We didn't take choosing an officiant for our wedding (April 2019) lightly. It was very important to us to have someone we connected with, who understood us as a couple and aligned with our personal belief and morals. From the very beginning e-mails with Sarah it felt like we were old friends. She is professional and also personable. She got to know us as a couple and as individuals. We decided we wanted to craft our own unique ceremony and write our own vows. We weren't entirely sure HOW to craft a ceremony BUT Sarah gives you many ideas to include to make it your very own. We aren't religious people but wanted to include our own take on Hindu traditions. (My husband's family is rooted in India.) We also wanted a way to include our 3 children as part of our ceremony as well. Sarah has a very in depth questionnaire for yourself, your partner AND your close friends and family. (This part is so fun because we wanted to be surprised during ou... Read more

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    Thank you very much Lea and Vijay! Your review is so thorough and I appreciate that you took the time to depict each step of our process. I imagine it will greatly help other couples know if I am a good fit for their wedding. I so enjoyed every moment of working with you two. I hope every day of your marriage is as equally dreamy as your wedding day was. I can't wait to see you again some time. Love to you both xo

    Chelsea Price

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  • I wanted to say thank you for facilitating this whole experience. I feel like we know each other so much more now as a couple, from our couples' sessions and all the little moments in between that we reflect on the questions and topics you've provided. So grateful for your experience, presence, and patience, Sarah!

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    Thank you, Chelsea! I am so grateful for the opportunity to have gotten to know you both in this way. I am really glad to hear our work together was powerful for you. I look forward to hearing how it continues to unfold. Can't wait to officiate your wedding next month! xo

    Jonathan W

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  • Somehow, we managed to convince a pregnant Sarah to officiate our wedding half a world away on a dairy farm in New Zealand! On top of that, we also requested a highly bespoke, non-traditional ceremony to emphasize our passion for storytelling, science, and the outdoors. Sarah worked graciously with us to artfully weave the threads of our lives together in a creative ceremony script montage of our separate pasts, our love, our dreams, and our commitment to each other. She even humored our quirky request to throughout the ceremony metaphorically compare our lives to our favorite husband-wife team of famous scientists! Leading up to the wedding, she became our guiding light amidst a chaotic sea of decisions. On the day, she remained a pillar of calm, providing gentle guidance where needed. We were continually amazed at Sarah’s unique ability to bring people together. Seemingly effortlessly, she engendered an atmosphere of community and created a space for our diverse guests to feel... Read more

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    Your wedding was a highlight of my 2019! It was not only a complete honor to officiate for you, but the design process with your two creative minds was a special delight! I loved getting to know your community over 5 days on the farm-- it was pure joy. Also, the opportunity to travel to New Zealand was simply perfect-- so thank you for inviting me! I love you two and cannot wait for the next adventure with you.

    Brandon Arnett

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  • She was very fun and made the experience great for both of us. We recommend her to everyone!

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    Thanks so much for taking the time to review me, Brandon. I so much enjoyed working with you and Jen to make your ceremony personal to you. Congratulations on your marriage!

    Stephen

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  • Before planning our wedding, we had a fairly concrete vision set for our ceremony. To give an idea of how specific we were, our ideal ceremony included: Chinese translation (done by our maid of honor), a tea ceremony, Christian elements, an emphasis on our personal values, community thank-yous and our dog bringing us our rings! Sarah refined our initial ideas and made the ceremony really shine with a carefully crafted process. First, she sent us a survey with questions that let us reflect on our relationship, our feelings for each other and our community. She then put together a ceremony draft together that we collaboratively edited. Sarah also made sure to meet up with us several times in person to go through any questions we might have. Besides the ceremony writing process, Sarah has a unique presence which makes her a natural public speaker. Thank you for making our wedding day wonderful!

    Kiyomi Lafleur

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  • My husband and I were really struggling with our wedding planning. We weren't sure where to start and who to hire as an officiant. Our wedding planning was stressful enough already (with family drama), and we didn't know where to turn. We started working with Sarah, and were IMMEDIATELY blown away. She was patient, thoughtful, organized, attentive, caring... basically everything we were looking for in a wedding officiant, but SO much more. Every time my husband and I would end a session with her, we were shocked by her careful attentiveness and presence. She KNEW what she was doing and she did it so well. She was SO easy to work with. Overtime, we had multiple sessions with her - which felt like intimate relationship coaching sessions. Which, allowed my husband and I to deepen our relationship. It's like she was helping us connect through being a wedding officiant, and through the process, my husband and I would fall in love with each other more. Sarah created an incredible ceremony fo... Read more

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    Thank you two for your over the top review! I completely adored working with you both and it was such a joy to be a part of your ceremony. Thank you for the honor of playing this special role on your wedding day. And for taking the time to create a super thoughtful video review! So much love to you two!

    Taylor

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  • My wife and I searched for months for a premarital counselor and officiant that seemed to be in sync with people, nature, and the greater spirit. Near the end of our ability to search, we found Sarah and were whole! We have met with Sarah for premarital counseling over multiple video chat sources, phone calls, and in person, all effortlessly because Sarah is very flexible and accommodating. Sarah has encouraged us to truly search our feelings for each other and has helped us to realize the depth of love we share. By discovering this, we are more compassionate, present minded, and forward thinking, and we can serve each other for each other. We learned the value and importance of big and small community, and we couldn’t be better prepared for marriage. We wanted a unique ceremony and got nothing less. Sarah came to us with a beautiful framework that we continued to collaborate on along with my sister, who performed the ceremony. By all our powers, we created an inspiring piece that... Read more

    Melissa

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  • Sarah was a true blessing. She did an amazing job writing and performing our ceremony. it was unique, special and fit us perfectly. We were so grateful to have her be with us on our big day. I was so stressed out about having the perfect ceremony and thanks to Sarah we did!

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    Thanks so much, Melissa! It was such a joy working with you and Jim. I was incredibly moved by the way you support one another and by the love you share. Grateful to have gotten to know you!

    Sarah

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  • Sarah was absolutely amazing through the entire thing. She personalized exactly what we wanted said/said by each other to perfection. I highly recommend her!

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    Thank you so much, Sarah. It was a pleasure getting to know you and Jacob. Congratulations on your wedding! xo

    Aryn

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  • Sarah was the best officiant we could have imagined. She was thorough and attentive at every moment, and brought great joy to the process of creating our ceremony. A few of our friends said that it was the best wedding they had ever attended and I credit much of it to Sarah. She went above and beyond, was present, clear and organized at every meeting, very communicative, professional, and just a joy to work with. Sarah did an excellent job of assisting in creating the space and ceremony that best suited us, and directed and performed it to perfection. Thank you so much Sarah!

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    Thank you both for taking the time to write this stunning review! You two were an absolute joy to work with, and your wedding was actually one of MY favorites! I loved the sweet, intimate atmosphere you designed. It was clear to me that your kindness and warmth are contagious and that you are so very loved and respected by your community. I am honored to have played a part in your ceremony and very much hope to see you both again. My best wishes to you in marriage!

    Aaron

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  • Our time with Sarah has been absolutely eye opening. Sarah has given us the space needed to thoughtfully reflect on the relationships we have with others, and with ourselves. By the end of only a few sessions, we took a step back and saw how far we had come. We can say confidently that with Sarah's help we have greatly improved our ability to communicate with ourselves, each other and the people surrounding us.

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    Thanks for the review, Aaron! I have been loving your process. You and Dayna have so quickly made huge developments and I can't wait to see where you go next!

    Rachel

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  • We met with Sarah three times before our wedding as a way to set aside time to discuss issues in our relationship about which we were contemplating. This having been the first time either of us had worked with a coach, we were both nervous. Sarah recognized that immediately and was able to frame an atmosphere that helped us relax and share freely. Her skill that first session allowed us to approach the next two sessions with excitement and comfort. Sarah balanced sharing personal experience, to help us feel like she understood from where we were coming, with skill of keeping sessions focused on us and our needs. She was kind, warm and also allowed us the space to laugh. We truly enjoyed the experience working with Sarah and would like to figure out a way to make space in our lives for continued coaching.

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    Thanks so much, Rachel. It's been great getting to contribute to your relationship's success. I look forward to working with you both as you grow together! Congratulations on your wedding! xo

    Anne Marie

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  • "Working with you has completely transformed our relationship. You are a gifted coach and have been so on point with knowing how to support us! We needed guidance and you gave us direction. We are communicating better than ever, aware of our patterns, and able to work through a fight MUCH more quickly. I now realize that our disagreements have gifts! You have made a big difference for us. I am relieved and grateful. Your coaching has taught me how to communicate my truth through conversations that are gentle, kind, loving and affirming; and yet I am making my point, taking care of myself, and not being a doormat! What I have learned from you is just fantastic. I am really confident now that we're not going to have a problem. We would NOT be where we are today without the sessions we've had with you, Sarah. You got what was going on and you saved us. You really did. I just can't thank you enough." -Anne Marie P., July, 2017

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    Anne Marie, thank you for these kind words! It is an absolute joy to work with you two and to hear how our work has made a difference for your relationship. I an excited for your continued growth, both together and as individuals. It is such an honor to witness your relationship's development. I couldn't be happier for you. Lots of love your way.

    Caitlin

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  • Sarah did an amazing job officiating our wedding. She helped give us direction and get us thinking about how our perfect ceremony would unfold-- we didn't have specific requirements for our ceremony content. With Sarah, we discussed our vision. She gave us a framework and asked us the right questions to create a ceremony that truly represented us. She connected with our family and friends to gather details about our love story and how our community views our relationship. Sarah is a very open individual, who can connect with anyone on multiple levels and really read into what it is that you are needing or wanting. You can feel by her presence she is someone who embodies love and wishes to contribute to and grow the love of your partnership. We highly recommend using Sarah as an officiant to anyone who wants their wedding to build community and connection! She does a fantastic job creating a beautiful ceremony and loving community!

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    Thank you so much, Caitlin and Grant! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your wedding. Sending so much love to you both!

    Sierra

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  • Overall very great experience! Sarah worked with us on every last detail and made sure to keep our wedding unique and everything that we wanted. She was helpful in answering all questions and was timely about making sure everything got taken care of before the ceremony date. She was so prepared for everything and made sure we were prepared as well and even had copies of our vows, all very helpful! She was amazing at writing the script and creating a ceremony that was perfect for us and completely captured our relationship. She's the full package, we would strongly recommend having Sarah as an officiant to anyone! It created a stress free environment knowing that our officiant had it all planned to a T and had back up plans to make sure it all went smoothly.

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    Thank you very much for this sweet review, Sierra! It was a true pleasure officiating your wedding. I remember our time in Muir Woods so fondly. I hope you and Keaton are thriving! Sending you both lots of love.

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