Stephen is an ordained Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant who performs beautiful ceremonies for couples of all backgrounds.
As a master at orchestrating luxury weddings and special events, Stephen understands firsthand the deadlines, pressures and stress of planning a wedding. So, he designs calming ceremonies that have deep meaning for the couple, while creating a welcoming atmosphere of joy and fun for family and friends.
Based in West Hollywood, Stephen conducts ceremonies throughout Southern California.
Favorite Quote: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style” —Maya Angelou
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Gelato di Crema
Soundtrack to your life: “Nature Boy.” by Eden Ahbez
Favorite Disney Movie: Ratatouille
Favorite Event Memory: When couples speak personal vows to each other, capturing the deepest truths of love between two people.
Your Nickname: Sleeves
Notable Wedding Review
Great Officiants was recommended by our wedding venue and our wedding coordinator. I got in touch and picked Stephen Friddle based on his short bio. He was prompt with communication and gave me a breakdown of what to expect in the upcoming months. My coordinator was able to get in touch with him and received responses in a timely manner. We opted to submit our own ceremony speech, something that was more personalized to who we were as a couple and Stephen was thrilled and complimented us on it. He added a line here and there to help with the flow. We didn’t actually meet Stephen until the day of and he was so personable and easy to work with. He performed our ceremony like he knew us for years! Not once did he sound like he was reading a script. Everyone asked afterwards if he was a personal friend and complimented him on a job well done. I’m sure this is the level of service you’ll get with any of the people that work at Great Officiants but if you’re looking for someone who is flexible and can not only keep things classy but add that touch of humor that is often lacking in wedding ceremonies, then Stephen is your guy!