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  Heather and Erin
Heather and Erin - Mountain Terrace, Woodside, Ca
 
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  FINALLY Love is Love!!  I performed ceremonies for same-sex couples for many years when the only option for declaring your love was a commitment ceremony.   I am so grateful that those ceremonies are now legal marriages! Please enjoy some photos and testimonials from some of my brides and brides and some of my grooms and grooms.  
 
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Above and beyond! The most stunning and loving ceremony we’ve ever experienced! Generosity of spirit was the thread woven throughout the whole process. The end result was a tailor-made story that everyone in attendance felt and got to be a part of. With her upbeat nature, Shyamala made it a lot of fun too! She 'authored' an experience rather than just an event."

Kevin and Frank
Southampton, New York

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Kevin and Frank
 
         
  Farrell and Veronica
Farrell and Veronica
We wanted an officiant who was experienced officiating gay weddings. After some conversations, Shyamala took all the fragmented elements we loved and wove them into a beautiful script. We did a rehearsal with Shyamala which I highly recommend as it quieted our anxieties about where to step and walk, etc.  This was not a cookie cutter ceremony but a very personalized celebration all about our relationship, story, values, and future together. Some friends said that our ceremony reminded them of the reasons they got married! I am so pleased with our ceremony - and we didn't die of stage fright thanks to Shyamala's calm demeanor."

Farrell and Veronica

Runnymeade Farm, Woodside, Ca
 
         








My fiancée and I found the prospect of making so many ceremony decisions daunting. Shyamala took away the stress making it more of an easy conversation about what was important to us and how we fell in love. Through this casual process, Shyamala was able to reflect our style and values in the ceremony. Our sense of humor as well as how important our vows were. She brought gravitas and a sense of ritual without making us feel pressured or burdened by traditional expectations."

Rebecca and Barb
San Francisco City Hall, Ca
  Denise and Jody
Rebecca and Barb
 
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We have been a couple since 1978 when we met as nurses. Shyamala performed a simple, warm and loving marriage rite. She could not have been any kinder or respectful of us. We were very moved to finally be married and will remember it always."

Nancy and Phyllis
The first draft is so fantastic! You have a true gift for taking our answers and conversations and spinning into something truly, truly special. I got choked up just reading it and imagining the big day."

Tim and Daniel
Brazilian Room, Berkeley, California

 
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  Eric and Tom
Eric and Tom




In our interview, Shyamala was prepared and knowledgeable. Little did I know how much more was to come. The end result was a ceremony that was entirely ours. Shyamala masterfully guided the ceremony which all our guests loved. We have unreservedly referred her to others. To her list of accolades, I would add professional, thoughtful, and warm.

Eric and Tom
Shelldance Orchid Gardens, Pacifica, Ca
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Shyamala was a joy to work with. She really captured our personalities through her words and our wedding ceremony was perfectly suited to us, heartfelt and touching. We live in Colorado and Shyamala was very easy to work with in preparing our wedding ceremony."

Jill and Jen
Bodega Bay, Ca
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Jill and Jen
 
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  Susan and Julie
Susan and Julie - Baker Beach, San Francisco, Ca
 
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Planning a wedding in San Francisco when you live in New York can be daunting. But from our initial Skype meeting and brief email exchanges, Shyamala magically mined so much information from us that it was crazy (in a good way). She was able to capture our story and our essence. She made us laugh and brought tears of happiness to our eyes and deeply moved us as she spoke about us and the importance of the day!"

Bob and Greg
San Francisco City Hall, Ca

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Bob and Greg
 
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  Jodi and Andrea
Jodi and Andrea








We had a winter ceremony on a Cliff overlooking the ocean. It was cold and windy and Shyamala was completely open and flexible with the experience. We are pretty low key, and yet the ceremony was meaningful and lovely. A wonderful and personal experience with a clearly skilled and experienced officiant."

Jodi and Andrea
Sonoma Coast, Ca
 
         
 
     
 
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