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"RABBI FINLEY IS THE BEST! Rabbi Finley was fantastic. From the moment of our first skype call (From Chicago to Sonoma!) we knew we had found the perfect rabbi for our family only ceremony down in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Rabbi Finley is beyond anything we could have asked for. From our regular Skype calls, the "getting to know you" personalization of the ceremony, and everything in between, Rabbi Finley was the best. When it came time for the actual ceremony, things couldn't have gone better. We can't thank and recommend Rabbi Finley enough! THANK YOU!!!" - Michael

"Rabbi Steve Finley officiated our wedding at Vintners Inn in April 2016. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. He had the perfect mix of heartfelt sincerity, personalization, explained things really well, and threw in a touch of humor, too. The length of the ceremony was perfect and the ceremony was one of the main highlights in large part because of him. We were super comfortable with him because of our handful of Skype meetings and discussions leading up to it. Couldn't have asked for more. We highly recommend!" - Shirley

"We couldn't be happier with Rabbi Steve Finley. He was a fantastic choice to officiate our wedding in Cabo. He is very professional and really cares for your event. He took the time to Skype us a few times to get to know us and to understand exactly what we wanted. He was also very flexible with our schedules. All of my friends and family had nothing but positive things to say about our ceremony. Thank you for making my ceremony perfect, Rabbi." - Gabby

"If there was a title to this review, it would be "the ceremony that went beyond anything we could have dreamed." My wife and I really can't sing enough of Rabbi Steve's praises for what he did for us. He was more than an officiant - he was a confidant, a guide, and someone who helped to ensure that everything was crafted and he gave us everything we possibly could have imagined. And the proof wasn't just in how we felt about the outcome - it was the literal outpouring of our guests who said that it was THE or amongst the most beautiful ceremonies they'd ever witnessed. And to be frank, we didn't propose an easy job.

My wife and I come from two different cultures, two different areas (neither of which was wine country where we were getting married), two different religions, and had guests who spoke two different languages (English and Spanish). Rabbi Steve was always thoughtful and helpful in our discussions as we worked together to shape what the ceremony would look like, what traditions would be incorporated, and how we would be inclusive of both of our cultures and faiths. But more than that, he was a guide - providing not so much the answers, but the wisdom to allow us to really consider what was important and why.

 

In the end, our ceremony featured three different languages (English, Spanish, and Hebrew - with a little bit of French thrown in by the two of us), and showed to all of the family and friends the values of what we most wanted to exhibit - an openness, an inclusiveness that values the diversity and commonalities of our faiths as we bring them together in the union of a single family. I didn't know this when we first started working with Rabbi Steve - I didn't think we could even achieve something like this. And now I don't believe we could have achieved it without him.

 

I have nothing but the greatest admiration for him as both a man and a religious leader. If you are considering him for your wedding, please feel free to ask him to put you in touch with us." - Jonathan

"Rabbi Finley made our wedding day that much more perfect and special. He took the time to understand exactly what we wanted, counseled us, and ultimately orchestrated a unique and memorable ceremony. Thank you, Rabbi Finley!" - Jocelyn

"Rabbi Finley officiated our wedding last month. We are from out of the area and were planning a destination wedding and had no prior experience with Rabbi Finley. When we first me Rabbi Finley, he made us feel comfortable. We were extremely happy with all of the services provided by Rabbi Finley. He took the time to get to know us as a couple and to plan the service to our religious preferences and desires. He made some great suggestions and was available when we needed to speak with him. The service was excellent and everyone at the wedding felt like we had known the Rabbi for many years. We highly recommend Rabbi Finley and are sure any couple would be happy with the service."

- Paul

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