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Officiant in Petaluma, California,
(707) 778-1382

About Us

Weddings of the Heart offers couples experienced non-denominational wedding ceremonies throughout the greater San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Lili Goodman Freitas extends her over 30 years of experience to make each couple’s day an authentic reflection of their relationship. Her expansive educational experience and knowledge of an array of cultural identities and religions allows her to co-create with you a ceremony that uniquely honors and celebrates your love.


Lili Goodman Freitas, Ph.D. began officiating weddings in 1983 and brings her professional experience as an ordained minister, educator and counselor to her work. Her educational background includes master’s degrees in social work and psychology, along with doctorate degrees in folklore-folklife and spiritual science. She maintains a role in academia through serving on the faculty of Meridian University teaching M.A and Ph.D. students in psychology. Dr. Goodman Freitas’ knowledge of couples, psychology and spirituality are apparent in the insightful, joyful, and loving presence she brings to her work. She is a seasoned public speaker and will present your ceremony with poise, lightheartedness and love.

Services Offered
Weddings of the Heart offers services for all forms of weddings, including various sizes, religions, cultures and more. Weddings of the Heart aims to envelop each couple with love, compassion and respect from beginning to end. The initial complementary consultation offered allows you to explore what you hope for in your wedding ceremony. Lili is available to officiate a civil union, non-religious, single religion, vow renewal, commitment ceremony or rehearsal services. Beyond the ceremony, Dr. Lili offers marriage preparation counseling and workshops. Collaborate with her to create a memorable ceremony with Weddings of the Heart.

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  • We can't reccomend Dr. Lili Freitas enough! She planned our ceremony with all of our wishes in mind and every aspect was just perfect. Dr. Freitas was so kind and warm we were drawn to her from our very first meeting. She executed our ceremony with such warmth and made us feel at ease the entire time. We had so many people ask us afterward where we found such an awesome wedding officiant! Thank you Dr. Freitas for contributing to our beautiful day and making it so special!

    responded with the following comments.

    Dear Ani, Thanks for your kind words. It was such a beautiful experience for me to be with you and your wonderful group of family and friends. Blessings and love to you and Bryan, Lili

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 525.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 500.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 175.00

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 90.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Episcopalian, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

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