Welcome to Loving Celebrations – we’re Lori Levisen and Bob Waegell, long married ourselves, and we enjoy helping couples get through their own I-do’s with joy.
We regularly perform civil and non-denominational weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in the greater Sacramento area.
In addition to the two of you, your wedding officiant is the one person your wedding can’t do without. But officiants are often the last vendor that couples search for.
It’s unfortunate because, apart from your love for one other, your officiant’s personality will help set the tone for your Sacramento wedding ceremony more than anything else other factor. Their spoken words – and their ability to help you find your own – will live on in your memories for a long time.
You should choose someone you like, someone who will work with you to help create a deeply moving, enjoyable and memorable wedding ceremony that will truly reflect who you are.
On your wedding day, you’ll be excited, nervous, and potentially exhausted from last-minute crises. You’ll want someone who can provide a calming, reassuring presence, someone who knows what’s important, someone who can adapt to the logistical problems that usually arise. Ask yourselves, “Will this officiant help us through it?”
Either of us would love to be that person, whether your wedding will be in the nicest hotel, at a winery, on the ranch, in a public park, at a rented hall, along a secluded beach or in your own back yard. To us, the emotional experience that a carefully crafted wedding ceremony provides you and your gathered loved ones matters most.
We’re here to answer your questions, both before and after your wedding. We can direct your rehearsal, if needed, and will coordinate and cooperate with your other wedding professionals.
Whether your budget is big or limited, whether everything goes according to plan or your cake melts and your zipper fails, ultimately it’s the love in your ceremony, the right mix of tears and laughs that a good officiant can evoke from you and your guests, that will make your ceremony a success.
To quote a fellow officiant from New York, “The wedding ceremony shouldn’t be the thing that you and your guests have to suffer through to get to the good part.”