What's your dream? Let's make it happen!
Your ceremony celebrates your relationship and connects you to the beauty of nature and the love ones gathered in support. Choose from a Custom or Standard Ceremony.
The Custom ceremony is personalized to reflect your relationship and includes lessons for your life together from your chosen natural setting. Include any other elements you would like in order to achieve your vision. For example: a hand binding, unity knot, sand ceremony, or tree planting add an intimate touch.
We begin with a first draft that celebrates the two of you. The draft provides lessons from nature for your journey, guides the exchange of vows & rings. Then, makes it official with your "I do!"
Write your own vows, use examples or have help.
We shape this draft, until you love it.
The Standard ceremony includes beautiful prose and basic lessons for relationship from the natural setting of your ceremony.
Celebrate your destination wedding in a gorgeous outdoor setting! In a redwood grove, on a beach or in a vineyard, I'll bring a joyful energy to your celebration and guests, at any location no matter the weather.
DIY planning for a destination wedding?
Optional Concierge service supports any planning challenges you might encounter. Locally, there are wonderful outdoor venues for larger gatherings.
We can plan together.
It can be tricky to imagine a place you haven't been, yet. I love helping people to plan their wedding and travel.
How can I help?
Officiant Packages Include
Concierge Service (optional)
Concierge Service includes information on locations, photographers, marriage license, vows, services and travel. Plus, local insights, last minute updates and more. It includes access to the Planning Resources page on this website and Q&A with Paul. It's low stress help for destination planning.
(with more than 30 guests)
Custom Ceremony $600
your ceremony captures the beauty of your love
& shares wisdom from nature for your life together
Standard Ceremony $450
a more basic, nature focused ceremony that celebrates your love
Want to add Concierge Service?
Add $100 to the package & deposit
A deposit reserves your preferred rehearsal and wedding dates and opens access to Concierge Service. Your balance is due by the day of your ceremony.
Please Note: 50 miles of travel are included (Fortuna to Trinidad). I'm located in Arcata CA**
Travel is based on the location of your ceremony.
** Typical travel charges on the Redwood Coast run from $30 to $70. The mileage will be quoted when you know the location. It's included in your balance. Examples: Jedediah Smith, ($60), Prairie Creek ($30) and Avenue of the Giants (Redcrest @ north end $30, Redway @ south end $50) and Shelter Cove ($70). See a map at the Contact link.