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Verbal Applause From Couples:
" Rick was amazing! From the first phone call, to the signing of the marriage license, Rick was on top of everything. He was extremely helpful during our first conversation, giving us the entire breakdown of the ceremony and a million different options to suit our lifestyle/religions. He also provides different ideas for your ceremony, in case you are in need of them. And the bowtie...Just perfect! :) If you are looking for a super professional, yet down to earth, approachable, funny, and most importantly, caring, officiant, look no further, Rick is your man! We would hire him again and again. Thank you Rick, for making our day and ceremony everything we dreamt of! ”
John and Stephanie Foglio - 9/29/18 - San Luis Obispo Wedding
" Being a photographer in the wedding industry on the Central Coast for the last 14 years, I have seen hundreds of ceremonies of all types performed by a whole host of wedding officiants. Some officiants are close family members or friends; some are priests or heads of churches and people of strong faith. There is an art to performing a wedding ceremony in front of a large group of people that may not all know each other or come to the day with the same beliefs and motivations. Being able to capture an audience's attention, tell the unique story of the couple as they make their public declaration to marry and at the same time create a personal, unique and emotional experience is something that only the very best wedding officiants are able to do. I have watched Rick Comstock time and again learn the story of couples and create a humorous, emotional and truly magical experience for those he works with. The audiences are always captivated; as the words he weaves and the stories he tells bring laughter and happy tears to everyone present."
Jonathan Roberts - Owner Bluephoto Wedding Photography
" Rick was an amazing officiant! We were looking for a really meaningful and personalized non-religious ceremony, and he definitely delivered. He listened to us and who we are so that our personalities really came across in his words. His pacing and delivery were perfect and even made me cry at times that I did not expect (like during the readings that I had read a million times). I especially liked the "our story" section that he wrote himself. We just gave him the info and didn't know what to expect, but he put it all together in a way that was both sentimental and hilarious (which suits our style). Our guests even commented on how the ceremony was the best they've seen and a perfect reflection of us as a couple. I couldn't have asked for a better officiant! Thanks Rick! "
Zack & Laura Cacciamani - Avila Beach Wedding
" WOW! I am so glad that we went with Rick Comstock at aVow Ceremonies for our wedding ceremony on Sunday May 20, 2018. I saw some friends this past weekend that were at our wedding and they asked me, "Was the officiant someone you knew personally?" I responded that we didn't know Rick until I found him on Wedding Wire, why? They said "Because he put so much heart into the ceremony and his message, we thought he was a good friend of yours!" It couldn't be more true. When researching who would marry us we knew we wanted someone professional, someone that could deliver a message that would resonate with us and our guests. When I saw a video on his website the "Blessing of the Hands" I was in tears and knew we found our officiant. My first conversation I had with Rick I felt like I was chatting with an old friend. Rick is professional and really gets to know you as a couple and what you want out of your wedding ceremony. I told him that my husband and I wanted to be truly present that day and I felt like because of Rick's message and delivery, he really allowed us to be focused on each other while giving our vows. I remember the ceremony so vividly. Rick provided us with so much material for the ceremony that we were able to pick and choose what we wanted to have for our message and add in some of our own words. Even though we didn't write or recite our own vows (to our own wishes) it felt like we were saying and hearing the words straight from our hearts. Rick was a true professional. He arrived right on time for our Saturday rehearsal the day before (even when coming straight from another wedding). We requested an unplugged ceremony and we have 0 pictures from the ceremony so he really helped us enforce that. Rick, thank you for everything, you will always hold a special place in our hearts for being the one who married us! "
Michael & Caitlyn Sunseri - San Luis Obispo Wedding
" The ceremony that Rick put together for us was absolutely perfect and exactly what we hoped for. We wanted something that incorporated traditional vows, but that was also personalized, light-hearted, and fun. Rick wrote an amazing ceremony for us, it was a surprise on the day of the wedding, and we could not have been happier with how it turned out. All of our loved ones have commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony as well. I would highly recommend Rick for any type of ceremony, any religion, and whether you know him well or are meeting him for the first time. He does not disappoint! Thank you again Rick! "
Jakai & Tricia Cardenaz - Santa Margarita Wedding
" Hiring Rick to officiate our wedding was the absolute best decision we made!! From the day we met with Rick, my husband and I knew he was the ONE!! He leads with passion and has such incredible energy. Without a doubt we knew he had our best interests in mind. He was so enthusiastic and committed to creating a truly memorable and unique ceremony that reflected us as a couple. His kind-heartedness and positivity just radiates and it’s so fun to be around him and work with him. He was genuinely excited to be a part of our beginning and our most special day!! We interviewed many other possible officiants but Rick really stood out. He had previous experience at our venue and was just so pleasant and supportive. He made himself available for countless questions and phone calls and really helped guide us through the process. In regards to the marriage license, Rick was extremely knowledgeable about what to expect and clarified what his responsibilities were and what ours were as a couple. He made the entire process so fun and helped create our perfect ceremony. He put extra time and energy into getting to know us & finding out what we wanted and realizing our vision for our most special day. He provided us so many examples of his amazing work which really helped us get started on creating what we really liked and wanted to include our ceremony. Together we created such an incredible and heartfelt ceremony, it was so much FUN!!! He asked my husband and I to individually send him our versions of our love story and then he revealed his “twitter version” at our ceremony as a surprise to us as well as our guests. It was so awesome we loved it and laughed so much! It was so fun, unique and unexpected for all of us to hear it for the first time together! He was punctual and very organized at the ceremony rehearsal and made us feel so calm and confident for the day of. Man oh man did he exceed our expectations!!! Our ceremony was the absolute most beautiful ceremony ever!! Along with our family and friends we were so very impressed by what a great job he did. They could not stop praising what a delightful time they had. He really took the time to chat and get to know our families. I won’t reveal all of his secrets of the trade but he added some remarkable and innovative elements that made our ceremony unforgettable and kept our guests engaged. This guy knows how to speak!!! He is the master of his craft and will make you feel like you are the only couple he is working with. He is at the top of his profession and made himself available to assist our bridal party with their speeches. We would unquestionably recommend Rick to all of our friends and family and anyone who is looking for a hassle free and unforgettable ceremony!!
Joseph and Hailey Fox - 9/22/18 - San Luis Obispo Wedding