Perfect for couples who have a Bohemian or independent streak and want a celebration that reflects their unique style. My services are designed for DIY people who want to plan their own wedding, but need an officiant and help with the details.
Planning Resources will be available to help you create a wonderful wedding adventure. Includes access to ongoing Q&A with Paul.
Create your special day with a one-of-a-kind ceremony performed in the location that is perfect for the two of you. It's an honor to be involved in your marriage and I truly love helping people create the perfect experience for their special day.
Perfect spots have a way of finding you. Trust your hearts.
Humboldt and Del Norte Counties together contain Redwood National and California State Parks spread the length of a 175 mile long scenic corridor. Towering giants and rugged, pristine Pacific coastline.
There are so many beautiful locations among the majestic and beautiful Redwoods. Or on one of the many beaches with their wonderful views. Or on one of the 7 wild rivers here on the north coast.
You'll be able to find the perfect spot for your wedding.
Some of my wedding officiant favorites include the Rockefeller Forest in Humboldt RSP (Redwoods State Park), the old growth groves near the Visitor Center at Prairie Creek RSP, and much of the main areas of Jedediah Smith RSP.
1) Go together with your ID to any County Clerk/Recorder in California. Get the Marriage License and also the Application for the Marriage Certificate.
2) Bring the license on your wedding day. Present to the Officiant before the ceremony.
3) Have one (1) official Witnesses, not more than two (2). No witness is required with a Confidential Marriage License.
4) After the ceremony the Witness(es) & Officiant sign the License.
5) The Officiant returns the completed license within 10 business days.
6) After your marriage is recorded, you can order your Marriage Certificate from the County Clerk/Recorder in the County in which you got your Marriage License. It'll make life easier if you GET THIS PAPERWORK WHEN YOU GET THE LICENSE. Just sayin', not yellin'.
A permit may be required for the public park or land you want to use, please secure the permit in enough time for your ceremony. Contact the individual City, County, State or National Park directly.
Airports on the Redwood Coast: Arcata/Eureka (airport code is ACV) in Humboldt County
Crescent City (CEC) in Del Norte County.
Airports in the Region
Drive times WITHOUT SIGHT SEEING :
San Francisco SFO, Oakland OAK & Portland PDX - 6 hours,
Sacramento SAC - 5 hours,
Santa Rosa STS & Medford MFR - 4 hours
Greyhound or Amtrak
buses serve Humboldt and Del Norte Counties from the Bay Area or Portland. With stops throughout the region. Rental cars or taxi and independent car services are also available after you arrive.
In addition to lodging in hotels, cabins and vacation rentals, there are a number of BnBs & Air BnB's in the area. This covers Humboldt County from from Klamath to Garberville, with Trinidad, Arcata. There are also fun options like glamping in a yurt at any one of a variety of locations. Crescent City and Del Norte County have a number of great properties as well. Hotels, cabins, vacation rentals, BnBs & Air BnB's and more.
Lonely Planet’s travel experts have scoured the United States to bring you the top 10 underrated, rejuvenated and out-of-this-world spots to visit in 2018.
The Redwood Coast is honored to be the #1 destination for 2018.
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After you have engaged my services:
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