Celebrate Two

Renne Gobuty

Wedding Officiant

About Celebrate Two


top Wedding Officiants in Newbury Park, California

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!

Are you looking for a wedding officiant? Do you want a great alternative to the standard church/temple wedding? Want more than a three minute impersonal ceremony performed by an unknown Justice of the Peace or County Clerk?

I am Renne Gobuty, a non-denominational ordained Wedding Minister and a California commissioned Notary Public. I have been creating and performing wedding ceremonies since 2011.

Celebrate Two specializes in custom ceremonies whether you are planning a first or second marriage, same sex, family included ceremony, elopement, or vow renewal ceremony. No two wedding ceremonies are the same because no two love stories are the same!

Your wedding ceremony sets the tone for everything that comes after, from the reception to your actual marriage. Pick a ceremony style that reflects your relationship and together we will create a wedding ceremony that celebrates and shares your love story with your guests. Ask yourselves if you both prefer a traditional or contemporary ceremony? Do you want one that is non-denominational or with religious overtones? I help you plan the wedding service of your dreams. I am available to help you with writing your vows if needed. I can also be at your wedding rehearsal if you request (usually a good idea).

I do offer a heart felt "Thank you for your service" to all active or retired military members and first responders (with proof of service of bride or groom) by including a sub-ceremony of your choice free of charge ($25 value). You are responsible for all items needed if required.

I also offer many sub-ceremony options that you can include within your service such as a sand ceremony, unity candles, rose presentation, family/friend special readings, memory box, and others. I have a list of sub-ceremonies that may spark your interest. Just ask.

You can find Celebrate Two Wedding Officiant Service on  WeddingVenture.com, WeddingWire.com, Instagram (@celebratetwoofficiant), facebook (www.facebook.com/celebratetwo), and as a founding storefront member of W10th (https://w10.page.link/CelebrateTwoWeddingOfficiant).

Let's start talking about your wedding ceremony expectations soon. Visit my "Contact Me" page to send me your information. I will answer you promptly. Book your 2019 and beyond wedding date before someone else does!

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Celebrate Two Wedding Officiant was featured as one of the top Wedding Officiants in Newbury Park, California by Wedding Venture Los Angeles. Read that interview and about that special commendation here:
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Partial List of Sub-Ceremony Add-Ons


Love Lock Ceremony

If you are looking for a unique add-on ceremony to include in your wedding, the Love Lock Ceremony may be the perfect one! It is a visually beautiful way for a couple to symbolize the strength of their commitment to their marriage. There are several ways the ceremony can be done. The couple can use a pair of heart locks that they padlock together on a single chain or, the couple can use a single lock and secure it to a permanent structure. The ceremony does not end with simply securing the locks through. The key to this successful love lock ceremony is to throw away the keys so the locks can never be unlocked, opened, and released from the chain. This key tossing would make for a great photo opportunity. Traditionally, couples have tossed their keys into the water or woods where there is no hope of retrieving it. You may even bury the keys in a meaningful location, tie them to balloons or melt them in a bonfire. However, due to sentimental value and environmental concerns, many couples choose to keep their keys as a special keepsake of their wedding day. The trend is for brides to string the keys onto a plain bracelet or necklace chain, which she then wears around her wrist or neck during the ceremony. You may also want to give them to your mothers for safekeeping.

Sand Ceremony

A type of unity ceremony, the wedding sand ceremony expresses the coming together of two people or two families into one new family. It is a very simple idea that can be incredibly powerful. Typically, each person has different colored sand and takes turns pouring it into one clear vessel, forming a layered effect. Sometimes just the couple participates, and sometimes the couple's children or parents join in with their own colored sand, adding to the layers of colors, and expressing the harmony of the entire family. The advantage of the sand ceremony is that there is a lasting memento to display in your home. Sand is also a better choice for an outdoor wedding since wind is less of a concern than it is with a candle.

Love Letters and Memory Box

A Love Letter and Memory Box ceremony will serve as a lasting reminder of the commitments made to one another. Heartfelt letters, encapsulating your thoughts and feelings along with relationship mementos are locked away in a box to be revealed several years into your marriage. The letters you both write should describe the good qualities you find in one another, the reasons you fell in love, and your reasons for choosing to marry. Your completed letters are then sealed in individual envelopes and you should not see what the other has written. Both Bride and Groom choose a special occasion, such as their 5th or 10th year wedding anniversary, or to celebrate the birth of their first child, to open and reflect on the contents placed in this meaningful box. I recommend that you keep the box in a place of honor prominently displayed in your home as a constant reminder of your commitment to each other.

Candy Jar Ceremony

This is a great ceremony for a blended family with children . Each family member has an amount of their favorite candy. Each person pours their candy into a larger glass jar. I talk about the sweetness of sharing life together, the work that goes into a being a family, and how each member brings something unique, sweet, and special to the new family.

Flower Presentation to Mothers

This ceremony is especially meaningful as it is used to thank the bride and groom's moms, step-mothers, or any other special woman in their lives for their love, wisdom, and help. I can either keep two flowers with me or the bride and groom can pull them from the bridal bouquet. These special women are called forward during the wedding ceremony and handed a flower and read a special tribute written by honorer.

F.A.Q.


     Both parties should visit any county clerk's office in California.  In the San Fernando Valley you would go to the  Van Nuys Court House.  In Ventura County it would be the Ventura Court House or the County Recorder's office in the Thousand Oaks Civic Center.  In other parts of California,  you will need to check online for the most convenient office to your location.  Find out when their hours are, how much your license will cost, and what forms of identification and/or other documents will be needed.  Fees can be paid by cash or personal check only.  When your ceremony has been performed and after the marriage license has been signed by the bride, groom and witnesses, I will mail your license to the County Clerk's office based on the county you were married in to be filed.  You are responsible for obtaining registered copies. You can be married the same day or any day after your license is issued  before the license expires.  The license expires 90 days from date of issuance.

California does not have a residency or blood test requirement for you to apply for a marriage license.

You only need to want to get married in beautiful California!
Marriage licenses are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance.  You must be married on or after the issuance date, and on or before the expiration date of the license.  Licenses not used within this timeframe are void.
Of course, you may write your own vows!  We can work together if you desire to combine some of the language I have into your own written vows.  I also have a large selection of vows to choose from if you find that is easier for you.
Each ceremony is unique and tailored to fit the couple.  On average, a simple casual ceremony is about 10 to 15 minutes.  A more formal ceremony can be anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.  The length of your ceremony also depends on if you are doing a sub-ceremony.
I generally will wear either a black  or navy blue dress when officiating your wedding.   Beach weddings are less formal and if you are ok with me wearing jeans let me know.  Otherwise, I will wear California casual wear.
Your ceremony can be whatever you want it to be.  It can be as fun, as religious, as simple, or as formal as you want.  Together we will create a wedding ceremony that reflects who you both are.  
That is entirely up to you both.  If your wedding has attendants, it is a good idea to have one so everyone knows what is expected of them and where they should be during the service.  It also helps to know what we can fix before the ceremony and helps to coordinate cues for seamless transitions.  All wedding party members (including both sets of parents, flower girls, and ring bearers) and your wedding planner (if you are using one) should attend the rehearsal.  
I prefer to meet with every couple at least once before the ceremony.  It will be at a place and time that is mutually convenient for both of us.  If more meetings are necessary those can be arranged as needed.  That way we can have a table with chairs and Wi-Fi available.  I am always available by email or phone.  This meeting allows us to become familiar with each other and to see if we "fit together".  It also lets you tell me about your relationship and what you both see as your wedding vision.
There are many ways to make your ceremony  more personal to you and your partner.  You can do this by adding a sub-ceremony.

Sub-ceremonies available to do are:

1.  Sand Blending
2.  Rose presentation to the special women in your lives
3.  Bubble blowing recessional
4.  Family member or friend does a special reading
5.  Unity Candle (not recommended for outdoor ceremonies)
6.  Candy Jar (perfect if children are involved)
7.  Glass Bits
8.  Memory Box

You are responsible for providing the items needed for your ceremony.  If you would like me to provide the items needed, there will be an additional charge based on the ceremony above and beyond the $25 inclusion fee.

If you are interested in adding one of these or something else  please let me know and we will work it in!
I offer a free sub-ceremony ($25 value). You will need to show proof of service.  The bride or groom to be must be the service member or first responder (not Uncle Joe or Aunt Sue!).  The couple is responsible for any items needed for sub-ceremony.
Forms to request your official copy of your marriage license are available online from the County Clerk Recorders website of the county where you got your license.  There is a charge for this and it varies from county to county.

If your marriage license was issued by Ventura County, you can get the form online, fill it out -  but don't sign it.  You will need to have your signature notarized.  I am a commissioned Notary Public and can do the notarization at your ceremony at the same time we do the license signing or any time after. My fee for this service is $25 and includes mailing.  You will need to have your driver's license or valid passport available for me to view and record, and you will need to sign and have your thumbprint placed in my California Notary Journal. Those are state requirements for any type of document notarizations.

This service is optional and must be requested in advance by you.
Once I receive your contact information I will give you a call to set up an informal meeting.  If you would like to book your date with me at that time,  I will need a non-refundable retainer fee of at least $150.  This payment confirms your wedding date on my calendar.  I will also have you both sign a contract.  I will invoice you for the remainder of your package one month before your wedding.  Final payment is due no later than two weeks before your wedding date.

If you want to wait and not book me right away, I cannot guarantee your date will be available when you get back to me.

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