What's your dream? Let's make it happen!

Hello, I'm Paul Marsh


What's your story, Paul?

Hi, I'm Paul. Thank you for visiting. 

My mission is your beautiful ceremony in the gorgeous location you want. I'd love to help you with planning and logistics, create a custom ceremony and help with your vows. The goal is to make planning easier. Giving you the confidence of working with someone who's been there before. You know you'll have a beautiful ceremony in the gorgeous location that fits the two of you and the vision for your wedding.

The inspiration for Weddings In The Wild was born when a former student asked me to "marry them". 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. It's now early 2019 and I find it wonderful and humbling that more than half of the couple with whom I have had the honor of working, have left reviews on weddingwire.com. See the Reviews and Gallery page.

I believe in love and its power. 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 and experiences 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,


What would the two of you like for your ceremony?

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.

How does Paul perform the ceremony?

  • Charismatic and inspiring performance of your ceremony.
  • Clear and insightful wisdom based on life and adventure experience.
  • Thoughtful, personalized custom ceremonies tie the beauty and wisdom of nature to you and your wedding. This adds a joyous and uniting energy to your ceremony.
  • Expert experience and knowledge in the spiritual experience that results from wilderness adventures**.

Does Paul have experience?

  • More than 40 years experience as a master of ceremonies. More than 40 years of event planning. Officiant, Minister and Celebrant at more than 100 ceremonies.
  • Over 292 days of experience back-country guiding. 
  • Plus, 268 nights of living in the wilderness. Leading groups and on private trips.
  • Outdoor knowledge, skills, and abilities to go on any adventure, and provide instruction if necessary. 
  • Excellent at building relationships with individual people, and at building high-functioning communities in small or large groups.

Why is Paul Marsh different?

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:

  1. I create a ceremony that you want and perform it where you want
  2. I provide recommendations for appropriate types of ceremonies and celebrations, and I'm willing to incorporate your desires
  3. My background includes extensive study in a breadth of spiritual traditions as well as the connection between people that's created through their words and deeds. This connection is the essence of the marriage union. It's why vows and rings are in every wedding. A spoken bond and a talisman to maintain the connection.
  4. clear ideas of success in helping you meet your goals
  5. experienced outdoor adventurer & leader
  6. creative solutions
  7. positive attitude
  8. excellent taste
  9. empathetic understanding

Elope, have your wedding or renew your vows. 

Nearby in Nature or Deep in the Wild.

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*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 will add depth, inspiration, joy and beauty to your ceremony.

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**Examining Backcountry Adventure as a Spiritual Experience, by Marsh & Bobilya

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