“Rev. Meyer and I connected on a different level, too. I love that his day time job is running a farm preschool with his wife, and that he previously did teen counseling. He ran our rehearsal so smoothly, even with me changing my mind about things a few times. He was very patient and fit in with our family well. Our ceremony was beautiful, and all of our guests complimented it. Thank you so much!”- Cassie


“Choosing the correct officiant for our wedding was of great importance to us, as the ceremony sets the tone for the whole event, in our opinion. Richard had come highly recommended to us, and at our first meeting we understood why. He was very natural; we could tell he had genuine interest in getting to know us and what we were looking for on our special moment and day. Over the coming months we corresponded quite regularly and met again to discuss further aspects to the ceremony that were unique to what we were looking for.
“He made several observations and recommendations that worked out perfectly. We could not have been happier with how everything turned out. Richard was such a vital part of creating that perfect outcome on what can be a hectic day. In fact, we have had numerous friends comment on how great Richard was in conveying who we were individually and what made our union so special as a couple. Thank you for making our wedding that much more special.”- Ben & Tiffany


“Richard gave us an amazing ceremony. He incorporated our own personal themes and values into the service and we felt like we had a marriage ceremony that really represented us. Several guests said the ceremony ‘was so Alex and Jonah.’ We come from different religious and cultural backgrounds; using our input, Richard was able to create a ceremony that both sides of our family were very happy with.
“In addition, Richard’s calm presence and thoughtfulness allowed us to enjoy our ceremony. He reminded us to take a deep breath, and to be mindful and deliberate. It can be a bit nerve-wracking standing in front of so many friends and family. Richard helped us to relax and enjoy our wedding so that we might actually be able to remember it in the future. We could not have been happier with the wedding ceremony that he officiated. I would recommend him to anyone.”- Jonah & Alex


“We were very fortunate to work with Richard Meyer as our officiant on our wedding day. We found him to be an incredibly warm and genuine individual. He provided two consultations prior to the day of the ceremony, which were very helpful. Overall, he alleviated our concerns and worries about everything going smoothly, and the day of the ceremony went perfectly.
“Richard had a calming effect on both of us and made us comfortable with well-chosen words, readings, and the structure of the ceremony. We had many compliments from friends and family about how our ceremony was special and most memorable, and would highly recommend Richard Meyer for future ceremonies. Thanks again for being part of our special day.”- Madelaine & Ryan


“We chose Richard Meyer to be our wedding officiant at our ceremony at Viansa Winery in Sonoma, California. Since we didn’t know Richard before hiring him, we met him a month before the wedding so he could get to know us. He asked us a few questions and then asked us to send an email to him in the ways in which we love each other.
“We didn’t know what each other wrote, and Richard surprised us with our love letters and thoughts during the ceremony. It was a great personal touch to a beautiful day in Wine Country. We would recommend Richard and we were very happy with his services.”- Kendra & Chris


“Dear Richard,
“Thank you for everything; we are just starting to unwind from such a beautiful four days of family and celebration. Thank you for being part of it all, and for putting us at ease with the knowledge that such a high quality individual has administered our vows.
“Many, many of our guests have commented how much they enjoyed meeting you personally and how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how personal it felt. Thank you for your superlative recovery of the windy unity candle ceremony that has now provided us with a memory we will treasure! We would happily serve as a reference to any brides/grooms in the future.”- Kate & David


“My husband and I had only a short time to plan our wedding before he deployed to Iraq. His family is from out of state, but we knew Sonoma County’s Wine Country was the ideal spot for our wedding ceremony. We asked Reverend Richard Meyer to marry us, and despite short notice, he didn’t hesitate.
“It was just our families and closest friends, but it was beautiful. Rev. Meyer worked with us on our vows, and even practiced with my husband so he wouldn’t be so nervous. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. When we renew our vows we will definitely ask Rev. Meyer to officiate.”- MaryBeth & Rudy


“I can recommend Richard very personally. He’s my father, and a wonderfully sensitive, caring, thoughtful and accepting individual. I’ve witnessed him officiate wedding ceremonies for both of my sisters, and he did it with ease and just the right amount of emotional involvement. He’s funny when appropriate, and yet understands the gravity of what he’s doing, helping two people commit to each other wholly and completely in front of their loved ones.
“If you’re looking for someone with vast experience who will take you seriously, help you relax and offer guidance and suggestions while following your lead, look no further.”- Jessica 


“Can’t say enough! Absolutely wonderful! “

“While planning a destination wedding we were worried about being able to find an officiant and be able to connect with them so that they could know us on a more personal level and be able to make our ceremony special to us. We hit the jackpot with Richard Meyer! Richard was very responsive and easy to communicate with via phone and email. His ceremony left all of our guests buzzing. The two questions that we have heard most is, “How did you meet your officiant?!” and “How long has he known you?.” Everyone has been shocked to find out we only had met with once in person and a couple phone calls prior to the wedding. Our guests were sure that he was a direct relative or friend of the family. He had a way of tapping into the our journey and making our day unique to us. Richard has a soothing presence and made sure we were calm and present in the moment for our ceremony. He talked us through every step and made the process simple. I can’t say enough good things about Richard!!” – Amelia


“Richard is amazing!”

“We were introduced to Richard via our wedding planner and after interviewing a few other officiants we knew Richard was the perfect fit for us! We wanted a very personalized ceremony with elements of Jewish/Catholic pieces throughout. Richard did just that! He personalized our ceremony so much that several guests asked if he knew us before or if we were related in any way. He allowed our imaginations to create our own ceremony while adding little extra of his own personal touches throughout. During the course of the evening, half of our guests came up to us at the reception telling us it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever witnessed. Do yourself a favor and book Richard! You will not be disappointed! He made the process so fun and EASY!!! Thank you Richard, you are the best! The Kings are so fortunate we found you.” – Elizabeth

A bride and groom pose with their father.