I'm an award-winning Christian wedding officiant and true pastor helping couples joyously voice their life-long love for each other in the presence of family, friends, and God! It is my privilege to serve you and make your wedding ceremony memorable AND your marriage strong to last a lifetime. I also offer optional pre-marital counseling, employing skills from my masters and doctoral level degrees. Visit (link hidden) for more information and photos! Also, check out my reviews on Yelp (link hidden) and Wedding Wire (link hidden)
Price Range: Starting at $375, usually $400-450 inc travel
Gig Length: 10 - 30 minutes
Languages: English, German, Spanish
What to Expect
I am a real Christian pastor & chaplain—providing ceremonies that are fun, spiritually meaningful, personalized to your relationship and engaging to your guests. I help reduce your wedding planning stress and anxiety using skills I learned in my master and doctoral degrees in pastoral ministry.
The best info about me is on my personal website, (link hidden)/ where you can see photos and many other resources. You can see the most recent photos on my Facebook page at (link hidden)
On request I will send you an initial draft of your ceremony (with your name inserted) which we can customize as described below, plus other helps.
Service to the couple includes:
1) FREE consultation in-person or video (FaceTime/Skype) & customization of your ceremony;
2) Private mini-rehearsal during consultation to feel the emotional flow and experience physical movements;
3) Unlimited timely & caring email/text/phone/video support;
4) Arriving 60 min early to ensure everyone knows what to do;
5) Professionally conducting a 15-25 min ceremony, depending on your choices of writing your own vows (which I can help you with), a wine, sand or other kind of ceremony, plus a 4 minute Message on Marriage which includes mentioning the unique ways you love each other according to the attached “Reflections on Your Relationship” worksheet-please fill it out and bring it to our meeting;
6) Properly filing your official marriage license with the County Recorder;
7) Your choice of what I wear: suit/tie or minister’s gown;
8) And much more!
Check out my many FIVE-star reviews, on Yelp! (link hidden)
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My fee for everything described above is usually $400.00—no, I’m not the cheapest, but you get far more professional value for your money as my reviews reveal.
Optional additional services:
a) Leading formal rehearsal on site-$150;
b) Premarital counseling: Online relational assessment completed by each of you provides basis for 3 sessions of 90 minutes-in person or FaceTime-$375;
c) Speaking portions of the ceremony in Spanish or German-$50;
d) Providing microphone/speakers-$40.
To reserve your date, submit a 50% non-refundable retainer (cash, check, Venmo, PayPal, credit card—specifics at (link hidden)
To help you move forward, I’m ready to set an appointment for the FREE no-obligation consultation by phone or FaceTime to answer initial questions and schedule your detailed consultation. My number is (phone number hidden). What questions can I answer for you now?
Rev. Dr. Jeff Saville, SoCal Christian Weddings
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Based in Temecula, serving all Southern Cal
I'm Reverend Doctor Jeff Saville (call me Jeff!) and I have a passion for helping couples express their love and commitment for each other in a celebration that recognizes the importance of God in their relationship.
I led my first wedding in 1987 after being licensed for ministry by the Evangelical Covenant Church. Since then, I have conducted weddings in seven states and three continents as part of my overall ministry.
Originally from the San Diego area, in my late teens I realized I wanted to serve God and people in ministry. Toward that end, I earned bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in ministry. I have served in churches and various forms of pastoral ministry continuously since 1982 in nearly every state and territory in America. I have lived in overseas for six years and visited more than thirty countries. I have served people of about every Christian denomination you can think of, in worship, in counseling, in crisis, and in cooperative community support efforts. I have been happily married to my wife Rebecca since 1988 and together we have three children of whom we are immensely proud.
Since 1992, I have been certified as a "Prepare and Enrich" Counselor by Life Innovations to use their online premarital counseling assessment for premarital and marriage counseling. In 2011 I received certification to serve as an instructor for PAIRS (Practical Application for Intimate Relationship Skills) and since then have helped lead more than 350 couples to strengthen their marriages at weekend Marriage Enrichment Retreats. All of my training and experience give me the tools to help you make your marriage and family relationships fulfilling, rewarding, and long-lasting--hopefully lifelong!
Additional Booking Notes
No special requirements--I lead weddings indoors and out at every setting you can think of--I even led a wedding in a hot-air balloon!
Past Booked Events
|September 17, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Ron and Barbara|
I have several different types of ceremonies I can provide that are shorter or more substantial, and some with more or less of a religious flavor--although every wedding I lead has at least one passage from the Bible (you can choose from many options), at least one short prayer, and I mention Jesus Christ at least once. Beyond that, I am very flexible.
I can speak either SPANISH or GERMAN for portions of your ceremony so that guests who are more comfortable in those languages will feel included. (Additional $50 fee)
Here are only some of the other ceremonial elements we can include at various points in the wedding—but I’m wide open to your ideas.
Near The Beginning:
• Roses To Mothers Ceremony (Near Beginning Of Overall Ceremony)
• Gift to Child/Children (being blended into a family)
• Remembrance Of Loved Ones Not Present
After the Ring Exchange:
• Sand Ceremony
• Wine-Blending Ceremony
• Unity Cross Ceremony
• Love Letter And Wine Box Ceremony
• Tying The Knot Ceremony
• Branding Of Wood Ceremony
• Cord Of Three Strands Ceremony
• Release Of Doves or Butterflies
• Veil, Cord & Coins Ceremony
• Reading Of The Hands Ceremony
• Jumping The Broom Ceremony
As the Couple Departs:
• Blowing Bubbles
Couples are responsible to provide the items necessary for the ceremony—candles, sand/containers, wine, etc.
Influences & Inspiration
I provide Christian ceremonies, but I realize different couples will want to dial back religious references. My background as a military chaplain has given me the ability to listen to each couple and adjust the various elements so that the ceremony matches the couples spiritual life.
I have a strong voice, but for your guests to hear you speak your vows, it's good for your DJ to provide a microphone and speakers-- or I can provide them for $40 fee.