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My daughter and son-in-law’s wedding ceremony this last weekend was pitch perfect, due in large part to Irene Kane, their wedding officiant. Her words gave the occasion the solemnity, the celebratory note, the emotional heft, and the gravitas that such a momentous occasion deserves, with just the right amount of warm, gentle humor added to the mix. We couldn’t have been more pleased. - Leslie Carlsen (Mother of Bride), Novato

Irene is an incredibly unique individual with a gift for understanding people and events intuitively. She was the perfect officiant for our self-written ceremony as she added brilliant ideas, charm and meaning to the planning of our wedding day. Her warmth, care and energy are evident in the work she does.
- Gina and Stuart Latimerlo, Belmont
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Irene was an excellent minister for our wedding! She provided many readings, ceremonies, vows, etc for us to choose from to customize our wedding. She met with us to get to know us and to plan out the ceremony. She was like our wedding planner. She is very nice. Many guests told us that it was the most beautiful ceremony they have seen. Many complements on Irene specifically. We highly recommend her! - John and Adela Mori, Alameda

Dear Irene, I wanted to thank you for being part of our wedding. You did a wonderful job and above all, you respected our wishes about the ceremony. Nico and I both recall our wedding as such a special day and having you there to be a part of it made it very meaningful to us. Our ceremony was exactly what we pictured and desired it to be and we will remember it fondly for years to come.
- Elizabeth Karger and Nico Julian, Oakland

Dear Irene, Thank you for the lovely service for our 65th wedding anniversary. The party was so perfect and you were the icing on the cake. We are deeply grateful for your participation. Love and God Bless.
- Pat and Doug Hassack,Twain Harte

Dear Irene, The highlight of our year will be that wonderful day we shared for mom and dad’s 65th wedding anniversary. You made it so very special. You are very talented and have a wonderful “light” about you when you perform a ceremony. Thank you for sharing that lite with all four generations of our family. Warm Regards,
- Donna Layburn, Alameda

We were very fortunate having Irene Kane marry us. Irene helped us choreograph a ceremony that was special and personal to our values and preferences. Irene was there every step of the way making sure that we did not miss any detail. Irene is kind, warm, genuine and she has such an amazing voice. During the ceremony our mothers forgot to light the uniting candles but Irene very calmly changed the order of our ceremony program on spot and invited our mothers to light the candles a bit later without the guests noticing anything — she is very experienced. Thank you so much Irene for delivering such a beautiful and flawless ceremony for us. – Paul and Wei Chen, Fremont

Dear Irene, Thank you very much for conducting our ceremony. We were so pleased and have gotten so many compliments, thanks to you. I hope you enjoy the enclosed photos.
– Abigail and Thorin Ryan

Irene was a wonderful officiant. She helped us create a beautiful ceremony. She dropped in before the wedding to make sure that I was doing okay before the ceremony. I was very nervous, but she made us laugh during the ceremony with the stories that we provided to her through her very thorough questionnaire. Our friends and families came up to us after the ceremony, telling us how wonderful the ceremony was, and asked us who she was. 

Needless to say, she was a wonderful officiant. It was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding. – Criselda and Aaron, Concord

Dear Irene, Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job with our ceremony.  We really appreciated your experience with wedding ceremonies and your many helpful suggestions. You were so enthusiastic about our desire to include non-traditional elements and made us feel so comfortable. I think it all worked really well and I’m happy to have had such a personal touch to our day.- Jorey and Nash Hurley, Berkeley

We absolutely loved having Irene for our wedding officiant. She is such a calm and relaxing presence it made it so easy to share our feelings about our ceremony and to enjoy the ceremony itself. Her personal questionnaire we filled out about ourselves and each other (separately) was really helpful in adding the essence of who we are as individuals as well as who we are as a couple into our ceremony. Irene was also a delightful person to hear speak as she incorporated sincerity and humor into the event by weaving our own words into her dialogue which made the moment touching, personal and fun. We highly recommend Irene to those looking for someone who understands the need for individuality and creativity in their wedding, as well as a sense of groundedness and spirituality. Marissa Clark and Clay Lancaster, Walnut Creek

Dear Irene, Niki and Scott’s wedding was a beautiful and happy event. I have received many calls from friends and relatives who say it was the best wedding they have ever attended. Everything ran so smoothly. You truly gave a warm and caring feeling to the ceremony from the choice of your words to the sound of your voice. You helped Niki and Scott put together a ceremony that was really meaningful to them and reflective of their style and personalities. You have a special touch. Thank you for being an integral part of this very special day for us. Fondly,
– Sharon Soong (Mother of Bride)

Irene Kane made our wedding day so special– it was just absolutely perfect. Her thoughtful and warm words coupled with a great sense of humor made us feel at ease and reminded us how much we love each other as we stood before our family and friends.

Many of our guests complimented Irene’s services after our wedding and my friend even booked her for her wedding later this year. 

Everything she said was just perfect (and we were a little nervous since we didn’t know exactly what she had written ) as the words she chose and stories she shared were honest and entertaining for our guests (and us). It was such a fun ceremony– I hadn’t expected to smile so much… We are so happy she married us!

I highly recommend Irene Kane to be part of any ceremony and/or celebration as her positive energy and warm smile make everyone feel special and comfortable. It just felt right. Sachiko and Nate, SF

Dear Irene, We would like to sincerely thank you for conducting such a
wonderful ceremony at our wedding on June 8th. We felt so lucky to find someone so attentive, thoughtful and patient to be our officiant. You helped us create a ceremony that reflected who we are. Thank you for all your efforts. Best of luck to you.
– JRB, San Francisco

Dear Irene, Thank you for officiating at our wedding ceremony. Kevin and I greatly appreciated your assistance in creating such a beautiful and meaningful first step in our life together as husband and wife. It really was a perfect day. Thanks again.
- Liane and Kevin O’Donnell, Pacifica

I just wanted to thank you again for helping make our wedding so wonderful!  The ceremony was exactly what we wanted, warm and intimate and really felt like us. We got so many compliments on the ceremony! I will recommend you to anyone I know who’s getting married. Best Regards,
- Ren’nd Michiel Hogerheijde-Tipton, Tuscon, Arizona

Hi Irene, Just wanted to thank you again! We are still floating around on
cloud nine… In our recapping of our ceremony, we keep commenting on your beautiful delivery of our vows. What a magical day – thanks again for your contribution!
- Naomi, Edwin and Cameron Galley, Mill Valley

We were thrilled with our wedding ceremony. Irene assisted us with every step of the process from readings to wedding customs. We loved the story that Irene told of our meeting as did our friends and family. She was charming, eloquent and funny. Our guests commented on our lovely and touching ceremony…one of the best they had attended. Thank you so much for making our special day perfect!
– Dina & Mike Simcock, Walnut Creek

Irene has a very soothing, warm demeanor that was a perfect match for us. She probed to get real details about our relationship for our service. Many people commented to me on what a personal and fun service we had. Irene created a very relaxed and loving atmosphere for us that our guests truly felt. We would highly recommend Irene for any special service you may need! – Sally and John, Walnut Creek

Dear Irene, Thank you again. It was a wonderful day; we really appreciated everything.
- Chris and Maria Carne Lee, San Francisco

Dear Irene, We had a lovely trip and arrived home to Victoria safely. Thank you again for a wonderful service and the awesome photos that you took. They are beautiful.- Wendy Johnson and Lynn Tuthill, Victoria, BC

Dear Irene, What a gift you have given us on Dante’s first birthday. We are so grateful to you for writing such a beautiful ceremony and glad that we waited until now to officially welcome him. Blessings and Love.
- Melanie, John and Dante Lacuadra, San Rafael