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Hello! I'm Celebrant Kristin Neese. After planning my own wedding, being a bridesmaid in many and helping friends of friends plan theirs, I decided I wanted to do more within the marriage scene. In 2016, my mother requested that I officiate her upcoming wedding. With only a few weeks notice, I crafted their script and presided over the ceremony. It was in those moments afterwards that I realized I had found my niche. My natural talent for public speaking as well as my love for weddings combined into what now is my dream job. I have since performed ceremonies for over 150 couples!
I finally understand the phrase “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Being an officiant is my passion and my spark of life. Meeting amazing people from all walks of life and learning about how their paths crossed is a dream! Love can be such a complicated and intense thing, but it’s also the most profound and beautiful. Being a hopeless romantic, I’m captivated while listening to each unique love story and thoroughly enjoy hearing about each step you’ve taken together in your journey. Not only that, but I am privileged to experience the amazing roller coaster of emotions with you on your wedding day and help speak your marriage into existence. Many of my clients become my friends and the best part is seeing your love grow over the years! Talk about the coolest job ever!
I am a college graduate from UC Irvine and working mother of two beautiful daughters. My Marine veteran husband and I grew up together in Ventura, California and married in 2009. Besides weddings, I love being at the beach, weightlifting at my local gym, wine tasting, anything Disney related, watching Anaheim Ducks hockey or Dallas Cowboys football, photography, traveling anywhere especially on a cruise ship, and listening to country music.
Service types include:
I enjoy creating custom and personalized ceremonies with a light hearted tone, gets a few laughs and a few joyful tears, and keeps your love and your story in the center of it all. I pride myself on being open-minded, flexible, personable and detailed oriented. No request is overlooked and the possibilities are endless!
Packages available can be changed to meet your wedding needs, including but not limited to types of ceremonies, tone, length, wording and messages within the ceremony, readings or poems, family traditions or unity ceremonies, or types of vows. I am also available upon request for rehearsals for you and your wedding party to help design and guide you through your processional and recessional.
Every package includes an introductory meeting to allow me to get to know you individually and as a couple in order to make your ceremony reflect your love story, ideas, beliefs, promises and personalities. Each script is hand crafted by me and I offer unlimited communication in order for us to perfect your ceremony.
Locations served include all of Southern California (SLO to SD) however my primary locations are Ventura, Santa Paula, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Malibu, Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and surrounding areas.
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Ventura County Wedding Officiant
Serving Southern California
Based out of Ventura County