Uncommon Ceremonies specializes in the creation of unique, poetic celebrations for the discerning couple. Based in Southern California, we offer a range of marriage and commitment ceremony writing and officiating services.
Marriage is a public promise of love… Uncommon Ceremonies is dedicated to the creation of original, non-denominational, spiritual celebrations of love and commitment.
Planning your ceremony begins with an interview to discover your ideas. Our officiant meets with you to outline an original ceremony that reflects your values and passions and is written especially for you. Fees for our distinctive services include all consultations, research and writing, rehearsal and assistance with ceremony staging and will be determined at the initial consultation. Bring creativity to this first meeting!
Uncommon Ceremonies attends the rehearsal , officiates at the ceremony and files the appropriate documentation to authenticate your marriage or commitment ceremony.
Kathleen B. Jones, Ph. D. is an ordained non-denominational minister. Her extensive professional teaching and public speaking experience, combined with her personal background in the performing arts (dance and theatre) enable her to officiate with poise, compassion… and a sense of humor!
"The moment we met Dr. Kathy Jones, we knew that we wanted her to perform our wedding ceremony. Coming from different parts of the world and different religions we faced complex language and cultural barriers...Kathy created a beautiful ceremony that touched on how our lives were enhanced by our different backgrounds. Every word she spoke addressed our love. Our wedding guests felt included as participants in our commitment. How wonderfully unique that day was!" Lisa and Geno.
"Our friends and family still tell us how memorable our ceremony was and it's been seven years since the wedding...You definitely have that special touch!" Madeline and Josh.
"You were a friend, confidant, and advisor to us during the planning. At the ceremony, you kept us grounded and alive to the words you spoke. You have a gift for listening and a poet's way with words. Thank you for a beautiful day." Mary and George