I recognize all beliefs and work hard to incorporate all of what my couples want in their ceremony. I have magic when it comes to bringing all people of faiths and no faith together, while still creating an intimate and personal ceremony.
I like to see a couple two times. The first lasts about an hour and a half to see if I am the officiant a couple would like to hire. If not, they owe me nothing! Everyone deserves a wonderful presentation of a ceremony that will work for THEM.
The second meeting is for one hour, after they hire me and before their ceremony. We determine all of the choices a couple is making with regard to the ceremony and review the marriage license. We also proceed with a “rehearsal on paper” to go over the entire ceremony and to give lots of helpful tips.
Pre and/or post counseling is provided if desired; however, it is not required. I feel if a couple WANTS counseling, they become much better listeners. It is my goal to teach what an “intimate marriage” means. We handle all aspects of better communication and all of those things couples should talk about BEFORE they say I DO! This is usually conducted in a four week program, and each meeting lasts for an hour and a half. Post counseling is to help keep those good communication skills as a priority.
Available, if desired: A beautiful video of the ceremony to always remember at a nominal fee
I travel from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara to perform weddings at a couple’s location. In addition, small weddings (no more than 20 individuals) may be held at my site. Couples get married in my beautiful wedding office, or on my property of Oak Trees and Water Falls.
I also provide vow renewal ceremonies and baby dedications for those who seek to have continued life-changing events in a couple/family’s life.