Meet one of our fabulous partners, Amie Love, a Sacramento wedding day coordinator and ordained officiant ready to help make your special day seamless and smooth. Keep scrolling to read more about Amie and her business!
Tell us a little about your business.
I am an experienced wedding coordinator offering months of and days of experience. I started working as an officiant in 2020 and my business quickly grew and expanded. I now offer officiating by request or referral, but primarily do wedding coordination. I am able to offer full ceremony planning and script creations. If you are a having a friend or family member marry you I can help them! I am also a certified notary and can notarize confidential marriage licenses or marriage documents. Contact me for all the details of my services!
When did you establish your business?
What made you start your business?
Years of helping loved ones plan weddings, and Covid led to the unexpected discovery of my true passion. I love everything weddings and have worked jobs for years requiring excellent organizational and multitasking skills.
How has your business evolved since you first started?
I went from just officiating to full-ceremony planning and rehearsal director. I then very naturally added in requests for wedding coordinator and my all skills have blended together beautifully.
What sets you apart from your competition?
I can offer multiple services [and] referrals, and work with couples from all types of backgrounds. I work with all wedding sizes, religions, locations, and have unique experiences with special rituals and truly tailored weddings.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Helping couples take the stress out of their wedding so they can enjoy it. It’s your day, your way!
Where do you find inspiration?
I continue to grow my collection of insights, ideas and helpful tips forms working over 100 weddings. I love watching and reading about wedding planning.
Any trends you’re hoping make a comeback? Or don’t make a comeback?
I love that most couples are choosing shorter, personalized ceremonies. Every detail should be unique to each special relationship. I hope to encourage couples to remember it’s all about celebrating their love and take the stress out of the idea of performing a wedding for others. It’s all about their loved ones celebrating their unique love, whatever beautiful way they choose.
Have you won any awards and if so, what and when?
I have won Best In My Field awards 1-2 years on Thumbtack, Wedding Wire and The Knot. I was also listed as [one of] the top 10 officiants in the Sacramento area by Weddingwire.com.
Anything you’re dying to see a couple do, but haven’t yet?
I have yet to do a beach wedding. I did officiate a couple eloping on the cliffs in Half Moon Bay, but I love a barefoot-on-the-beach wedding!
Can you share a funny/embarrassing/touching story about one of your clients (you don’t have to include their name)?
I have so many wonderful stories from countless amazing clients it’s hard to pick. I have often filled in for major items accidentally missed and done the job myself from redirecting traffic to decorating a blank cake. I love getting notes from my couples about how my attention and true love for their special day made their experience extraordinary.
What is the most outrageous thing you’ve ever seen at a wedding?
When I did not get to plan or rehearse the wedding (they chose to do it all on their own). The entire wedding was a complete mess. The bride left the groom waiting 20 minutes due to bad planning, no one had rings, and there were not enough chairs. The songs were not what they chose, and I could go on.
What’s your biggest pet peeve at weddings?
When there are large gaps between events so guests are impatiently waiting for the next thing to start. A well coordinated wedding should flow smoothly and seamlessly.
What’s your favorite comment/compliment that one of your clients has given you/your business?
That they feel like I was a new family member after spending a lot of time with me.
When you were a little kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to own a pet shop. Animals are still my other passion in life. I love rescuing all kinds of animals in addition to working in the LOVE industry. My friends say I’m addicted to love and call me the “Love Dealer.”
What was your first job and what experience did you gain from it?
I started working as a teenager as a nanny and continued for many years. I learned I love working in a field that [includes] doing different activities, learning, helping and caring for others.
Who has been your biggest inspiration personally and professionally?
My husband. Planning our own wedding got me so excited — I can’t wait for an excuse to have vow renewal. He is a huge fan and sometimes comes and helps me when available.
What is your favorite fun thing to do locally?
I love going to the dog park as much possible. I have actually met clients through other pet parents too.
What’s your favorite local charity?
What’s your favorite local restaurant?
I love so many types of food, but currently Pho King in Davis has been one of our most regular.
Do you have secret vice or indulgence? What is it?
I’m a sugar addict, but due to food allergies I’m learning to make my own. I’m [also] embarrassingly a huge Bachelor Nation fan.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I’ve been doing arts and crafts and [paint] since childhood. I love DIY projects for weddings.
Do you have a signature scent? If so, what is it?
Do you have a signature drink? If so, what is it?
How did you meet your significant other?
Through mutual friends after living close by our entire lives. He was actually at the bar of my first bachelorette party. We met a few times over decades ,but had a nine year age difference.
If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what element(s) would be most important to you?
I would love a casual beach wedding with a picnic-style buffet in the Monterey area, and a big fancy reception later at the Grand Island Mansion.
What advice would you can give to soon-to-be-married couples?
Start early, do a little planning at a time, and be creative in the details defining you as a couple.
Anything else you’d like to share with Real Weddings Magazine’s readers?
Everyone asks and no I did not change my name for my job. It’s a very long story, but after my divorce I took my middle name as my last name, ‘LOVE’. I had no idea I was being prepared for the career I was meant for.
Check back in the coming weeks to learn more about Amie!
But in the meantime, for more information about Amie Love, visit her online at @amielovesweddings
Photo 1 by Kristina Kay Photography
Photo 2 by Jalissa Ramirez
Photo 3 & 4 by wedding guests
Photo 6 by Allan Kuo Photography
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