Wedding officiant


Thank you for your big part in our special day. The ceremony was everything that we hoped it would be and more. It felt so special and personal and our guests felt that as well - we received plenty of compliments on how you presented our story and love for one another. I don't think we'll ever forget the ceremony and how it made us feel being up there in front of everyone we love with you guiding us through the celebration. My grandma also felt a strong connection with you from her conversations with you, which made me happy to hear as I was nervous about what she would think since she's a strong Catholic attending our non-denominational ceremony -- she loved you and everything about the ceremony! -Lauren & Danny

We recently were referred to Rev. Holly by the Torrey Pines Lodge as one of 3 ministers to perform our 30th wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremony. The second I spoke to her I knew she was the one for us! Her kind demeanor, gentleness when she spoke, her great faith and sense of humor was the key for us. Rev. Holly was very thorough in getting to know us. She provided a document that asked a lot of questions about our family, our marriage, our backgrounds, our future and wrote a beautifully personalized sermon tailored just to us. We have already told her we want her at our 40th in 10 years! If you want the best who deeply cares about what YOU want, I can’t recommend anyone else except her! Thanks Reverend Holly! Dawn

I wanted to write to you and let you know how much we LOVED our ceremony. Every single thing about it was absolutely perfect and I cannot tell you how many of our wedding guests complimented your words, your poise, your professionalism, and how photogenic you are (our photographers loved you!). Everyone told us how personal our ceremony was, how engaged they were throughout the entire thing, and how romantic it was to hear our "love story" that you narrated flawlessly. So many guests said how refreshing it was hear a wedding ceremony that was entirely about the couple and their love. We couldn't have imagined having it any other way!! Lizzy & Alex

Your ceremony was amazing! It's all our family and friends talked about at the reception and even now! We get comments like: "your officiant was so thoughtful" "I loved the part where she told us to hold our lover's hands while you say your vows" "She made all of us feel like we really were a part of your marriage" "She was so funny!" And more! You absolutely made such an amazing start to our forever and I can not thank you enough. Best decision we made having you marry us. Thank you a million times over! Diana

My husband and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful wedding ceremony you performed for our daughter Sarah and her new husband Jason on Cinco de Mayo. It was so personal and meaningful and connected everyone present with the bride and groom. You found and expressed the essence of who Sarah and Jason are and what is important to them. The words you spoke were about them, making the ceremony just about them - intimate and personal - just as we hoped it would be. We have heard many comments from those who attended the wedding. We were told that it was one of the most beautiful weddings they had ever attended. We agree with them - it was for us too! 
Thanks again for your part in making our little girl's wedding day so special.  -
Cathy and Dean

Hello Reverend Holly! 
Since we've had some time to reflect on our special day, we wanted to let you know that many people commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how the ceremony seemed tailored just for us. People kept asking how we knew you, and were convinced you were a personal friend of ours! We couldn't be happier with how it all went! We wanted to really thank you for all of your hard work, and for spending so much time with us before the wedding to get to know us as a couple. It made the whole experience that much more meaningful and special for both us and our families. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts Reverend Holly!! You are a very special person, and we are honored to have had you be a part of our wedding day! 
Jamie & Grant

wanted to express how grateful we were for the beautiful ceremony you conducted for us. It was absolutely amazing, we loved every bit of it! You were incredible during the entire process and completely surpassed our expectations. We received countless compliments of you and proudly credited your remarkable nature. We couldn't have wished for anyone better to take part in our special day. We have you to thank for a most memorable moment in our lives, thank you so much!!
Mr. & Mrs. Ortega

Ryan & I did not get a chance to properly thank you after the ceremony and honestly “thank you” doesn’t even come close to expressing the gratitude we feel for the gorgeous ceremony you put together and conducted for us. So much of our wedding was a blur but our vows (the most important part to us) we remember with complete clarity. You made our day so incredibly special for us and we are forever grateful. We saved our vows and I’m sure will look back on them frequently. Also, many many people asked us how we found you and commented that it was the best ceremony they had ever witnessed, they felt connected to us and felt like it was a great reflection of our relationship. If you would ever like a recommendation we would give you a GLOWING one. 
Thank you so much!

The ceremony you conducted was the unexpected highlight of our wedding day. I have been to many weddings in the past year and have sat through many cookie cutter ceremonies. To my surprise, our ceremony was a perfect reflection of us! It was fun, intimate, and even funny at times! The ceremony your wrote gave our guests a better understanding of the unique love between my husband and myself. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us, and for asking questions about our relationship, our cultures, and our families. For example, because my family is Persian, you selected a poem from the Persian poet Rumi. You also took time to mention our parents, both of whom have been married for over 35 years. These details, which are missed by so many other officiants, made our ceremony truly extraordinary. Many many of our guests commented about the ceremony and how personal it was. While watching the wedding video, I was struck by how many of our guest seem touched by what you said during the ceremony. This is because the ceremony you wrote was so meaningful. So again, thank you for being part of our big day and for helping to make our wedding ceremony so special. We will think of you and sing your praises every time we watch our wedding video! Gila

How can we ever thank you properly for the kindness you have shown us? We marvel at your aura and inner peace. We waited 20 years to get married and we both agree that it was worth it to have you perform our ceremony. It was everything we hoped it could be: joyful, magical, fun and totally tailored to our quirky style. Thanks for a lifetime of memories and a friendship we hope will last for a very long time.

 J and Cheryl

We just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help. The vows really reflected us as a couple. Everyone told us it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. You made us feel at ease and helped us to convey our true feelings. We are so impressed with your warmth combined with your professional style. We love how you integrated personal details of our life. We are so grateful to have found you and for all the beautiful memories we have to keep. You are the BEST! We will be in touch…..thank you! Marilyn and Colin

From the day we met you, we felt at you were some long lost friend and mentor that understood our commitment, believed in our union! You truly were the glue that made our wedding come together (I was a wreck and you saved me!). 
In your words on that day, we knew that life was gonna be ok, that all the struggles we may see will pale in comparison to all the goodness, that all the dreams we dream are achievable if we just make the effort. We want you to know that we think of you often, that we get compliments from friends and family about your service even today, and that we hope that all your dreams are realized just as you deserve!
Todd and Marlisa

We wanted to send you a gigantic THANK YOU for putting together the ceremony of our dreams. Scott and I were so impressed with your writing and how personal it all was. We feel that it truly expressed our eight-year love story and it really struck a chord with us as well as many of our guests. We were quite overwhelmed by how many people actually cried at our wedding –the words were just filled with so much emotion that it was hard to manage the tears! We had many people tell us it was the best ceremony they had ever heard and that it was just the right mix of sentiment and humor. I even had a couple of friends tell me they were stealing parts for their own wedding ceremonies! You seem to take our thoughts and put them into words and we couldn’t have been any more pleased with the outcome. Valerie and Scott 

Kendra and I would like to thank you very, very much for a perfect ceremony – in fact, we spent the first few days of our honeymoon smiling and re-living the wedding in our minds (over and over). We both kept saying that the ceremony you performed was flawless, funny, touching and exactly representative of who we are and what we want from our marriage. Kendra and I are so happy to be together as husband and wife, and for the ceremony to have been so beautiful… even the weather cooperated… it was amazing. Thank you again, and we couldn’t have found a better officiant anywhere! Please feel free to use us as a reference in any way you see fit. Take care, and perhaps our paths will cross again in the future at another San Diego wedding.
Marcus and Kendra

Bob and I would like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony that you created and performed on our wedding day! Wow! I know we read the "script" prior to the wedding, but it was so powerful and beautiful coming from you. I can't count how many compliments we received from our guests regarding how beautiful and how touched people were by the ceremony. You really captured the story behind Bob and me for our guests to enjoy. Thank you again for your services. We are forever grateful to you for helping make our Wedding Day (Bob's Big Day) extra special and memorable! Cathy and Bob 

I just wanted to thank you again for doing such an amazing job on our ceremony. Paul and I wanted something special for our vows because really that is what the whole day was about but what you gave us was beyond what we expected. We had so many of our friends and family come up to us and tell us that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and writing such beautiful words about our life together and thank you for you guidance and help in making sure everything went perfect, it truly did. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know getting married. Karey

I just wanted to thank you so much for everything that you did for our wedding! We had such a wonderful time and all of our guests raved about the ceremony, which is a huge reflection on you. Honestly, we had so many people tell us that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. Everything was perfect and both Matt and I really appreciate all of your efforts. It was exactly how we had imagined - upbeat, yet very meaningful and touching:) It also really meant a lot to our parents that you incorporated them and, more specifically, what they have meant to us, into the ceremony as well. You were a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process and I would highly recommend you to our friends and family for future weddings. I will send some wedding pictures as soon as I get them back! Erica and Matt

Greg and I were so pleased with how ell our ceremony turned out.. it was perfect! It was exactly what we had hoped for and more. It was sincere, playful, and romantic. I have watched the video already three times since we returned from our honeymoon. We have received several compliments on how enjoyable the ceremony was and how it was like no other wedding ceremony they had ever experienced. The ceremony has even inspired my dad to renew vows with his wife and a few friends to take the next step in their relationship and become engaged. They claim “it’s all our fault” but really, “it’s all your fault”... for creating such a beautiful ceremony. Greg and I were blessed when we met you and the memory of our perfect wedding will last a lifetime, thanks to you! Thank you for all you do. We love you.
Tosha and Greg

Thank you so much for a wonderful ceremony.  We heard great compliments about you from our guests all evening, and we will remember it always.   Toni

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how much we appreciate your participation in our wedding. I can't tell you how many people came up to us after the ceremony and told us that your beautiful words reminded them of their own wedding days and made them feel closer to their spouse. It was simply beautiful, and Chris and I are still grinning from ear to ear. It was an amazing day, and you were so key in making it wonderful. People were laughing and crying - totally awesome ceremony. And you were so enthusiastic and your wonderful energy came across and got the guests feeling the same way - and your ideas for the sand ceremony - perfect! Happy Day! Thank you Thank you Thank you! You were incredible. Just perfect! Yay! Christopher & Deborah

Everyone has complimented you on what a unique and personal ceremony you officiated for us. Thank you for allowing us to experience the kind of ceremony we most desired and for helping us to reflect such a personal part of ourselves to our loved ones. It is a testament to you and the kind of person you are! You are first rate in our book and Tim and I thank you so much for all of your personal attention and guidance.  Leslie & Tim

You did a beautiful ceremony which brought some emotional tears and memories for all who were there.    JulieAnn

We've had several people tell us what a beautiful ceremony it was.  Thanks for all of your help in making it a memorable, joyous occasion.  Sheila & Eric

We wanted to express our gratitude for the wonderful job you did at our ceremony.  Your kindness, calmness, and patience were very much appreciated.  We would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking for an officiant.    Stefan & Jennifer

Thank you for bringing your warmth and radiance in our special day. We are so glad you were the one to perform our wedding ceremony. It was so beautiful. We have received so many compliments on it. Your personality and kindness reflected so much in our story and it definitely left a wonderful memory for both of us.   Kelly & Ian

We want to thank you for making our wedding so special!!! We can't tell you how many times people asked us how we knew you and of course we told them that the minute we both talked to you, you made us feel so comfortable and excited for our day! All the time and work you did for us really meant the world. We had such a wonderful time at our wedding. We can honestly say everything was perfect!    Suzanne & Jeff

Thank you for a magical wedding ceremony!  It meant so much to us to have our unique feelings and interpretation of marriage blended into your lovely words, delivery, and presence.  You were great!!    Stephanie & John

We LOVED the vows you wrote for us, our guests did too!  You made our ceremony so special and we'll always remember you for that.    Losalyn & Darryl

We'd like to thank you for giving us such a wonderful wedding ceremony.  We were told that there wasn't a dry eye amongst our guests.   
John & Megan

I just wanted to say "Thank You" from Mike and myself for doing such an  AWESOME ceremony for us. I received SO many compliments on your service.  I plan on sending a lot of business your way. God has definitely touched your heart and soul.    Elizabeth

Thank you for making Shane's Christening such a memorable event in our lives.  Your words to Shane and all of us were very poignant and beautiful.    Michael & Margarette

David and I are doing great.  Re-entry back into routine has been eased with the great memories of our wedding.  So many friends who attended commented on how genuinely and beautifully you led the vows.    Julee

Thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony. You were a hit! Everyone was wondering who you were and where to find you. You blew them away. At least half the people told us that was the coolest ceremony they ever attended. Thanks so much again. Eric & Vicky

Dear Rev. Holly: We just made it back home tonight and I wanted to send you this before I drop into bed!! We are so grateful to you for making our wedding day as wonderful as we could ever have imagined. The ceremony, your perfect words of wisdom and love and friendship, made everyone feel so special and welcome. ALL our guests mentioned how much they enjoyed the Service. I even have a couple of guests who want me to send them a copy of the Service just so they can re-read it again and again!! Your kindness, and sweetness of spirit shines through when you are conducting the Ceremony and no one could believe that you hadn't known us all our lives. The fact that we did all this by e-mail and telephone from Oklahoma to California with ease and comfort and then to have it come out so perfectly is the greatest compliment to your patience, knowledge and warmth of nature. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Adela & Charlie

One of many happy couples married by Officiant Skinner  

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Reverend Holly Skinner in San Diego California is a non-denominational wedding ceremony officiant.
She creates unique wedding vows for your wedding ceremony.
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