Hi, I'm Paul. Thank you for visiting.
My mission is your beautiful ceremony in the gorgeous location you want. But planning and the details of a marriage can be daunting or stressful. I've officiated over 80 weddings and been a public speaker for more than 35 years. I'd love to help you with planning and logistics, create a custom ceremony and help with your vows. Giving you the confidence of working with someone who's been there before. It makes planning easier and you know you'll have the beautiful ceremony in the gorgeous location that you fits the two of you and your dream.
The inspiration for Weddings In The Wild was born when a former student asked me to "marry them". The photographer, another former student, spoke with me afterwards. The wedding photographer, also a former student of mine, told me that what I did was a really unique, meaningful and beautiful ceremony. That no one in our area was doing anything like it. Connecting the couple with the beauty, majesty and power of nature, creation and the universe. That was in 2015.
That got me excited. I believe in love. I believe that anyone should be able to celebrate the joining of their love' in the manner and setting of their choosing. How and where you want to take your vows. I'm partial to nature and wilderness because it's so alive and inspiring with its beauty and majesty.
Weddings In The Wild was created to provide the service of a go-anywhere wedding officiant. I use my gift of creating ceremonies that capture the intent and emotion of the moment. With thoughtful writing and a heartfelt and joyful performance of your ceremony.
After a few weddings, brides told me that they really appreciated all of the help with the planning of their trip. This feedback led to creation of the concierge service as an option for couples who want help planning.
Thank you for considering my services.
It truly is an honor and privilege to be part of your wedding day.
peace and love,
Your ceremony and celebration are shaped by your needs and wishes. I work to build a personal relationship with each couple. Then share my gift of using words to connect you with the power of the nature that surrounds. A joyful and beautiful performance for your wedding day.
I'm here to help make your dreams come true. It's all included in my services as your Wedding Officiant. Along with a memorable performance of your custom ceremony, humor, amazing memories & a new partner in life.
Because I'm a go-anywhere destination wedding officiant with the experience of a backcountry guide and a college professor. I'll perform your marriage nearby in nature or deep in the wild. I also provide the optional support of Concierge service:
Elope, have your wedding or renew your vows.
Nearby in Nature or Deep in the Wild.
*Your ceremony is enriched by insights from the experience and knowledge of my geeky side, Paul Marsh, human being, PhD. Ancient wisdom and more recent knowledge about the spiritual values of wilderness add depth, inspiration, joy and beauty to your ceremony.
Learn more here:
**Examining Backcountry Adventure as a Spiritual Experience, by Marsh & Bobilya