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About Us

We are Celebrants... lovers of life & love!

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about: sondra richardson

Founder & Principal Celebrant
I’m inspired by people; their cultures, their customs, their stories, their lives. I am a LGBTQ-ally, and have a deep respect for individual lifestyle, beliefs and choices.

I’m also a painter, a designer, a storywriter, a crafty-thing-maker & repurposed-stuff-creator. I’m a a trial-by-error gardener, an experimental cook, a thrift-store-vintage-treasure-hunting-junkie, a traveler, an adventurer, a happy wife and doggy-mama, and last but not least, an exuberant human and frequent laugher… who’s crazy about licorice and salt & vinegar chips – together or separate.

I feel super fortunate to do what I love, and truly love what I do, and consider it an honor to be spreading the love by creating and performing personalized one-of-a-kind ceremonies that commemorate & celebrate love and life for all people, all beliefs.

 


about life-cycle celebrants

Life-Cycle Celebrants® are graduates of the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, who are highly trained, certified ceremony professionals richly schooled in the art of ritual and ceremony. The CF&I’s gold standard, college-level coursework ensures graduates enter the field as master co-creators and performers of ceremonies that reflect the needs and beliefs of the people they are honoring. As professionals, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrants® abide by a code of ethics, a nondiscrimination policy, and many are Celebrant Alumni Association Members.

We officiate all types of ceremonies, including:

  • weddings and commitment ceremonies
  • pop-up weddings
  • elopements
  • vow renewals and anniversaries
  • baby namings, blessings and adoption ceremonies
  • birthday celebrations
  • retirement
  • memorials & celebrations of life
  • and any life event you would like to commemorate

Our mission is to create a ceremony that reflects you — your beliefs, cultural background, values, and tastes.