What We Offer

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I create and officiate wedding ceremonies at any location in the world (but mostly Southern California). I also offer confidential marriage licensing to qualified couples who marry in California, which makes the bureaucratic part of getting married easier. My goal is to help you build a ritual that fulfills the deepest dreams of your heart and mind--your "true wedding"--with as much ease and joy as possible.

Ceremony Creation and Officiation

We believe couples should have control of the content of their wedding ceremonies. I have a large archive of original and curated materials to work from, and I delight in writing custom weddings texts and devising new rituals. I work with you to make your ceremony personal and resonant, and calibrate my level of involvement with your needs. If you're busy, we keep the process simple and basic, with minimal contact. If you are available to work more intensively, we meet as many times as you need to brainstorm, generate material, and polish your ceremony. The goal is to create a wedding experience you will enjoy in the moment and cherish for a lifetime.

Confidential Marriage Licensing

I am authorized to issue confidential marriage licenses for ceremonies taking place anywhere in California. Confidential licenses can be issued privately at your home or wedding location, and do not require an appearance at the County Clerk's office. There are restrictions on who may receive confidential licensing, so please see this marriage licensing information page to find out if you qualify.

Focus Meetings

For those who wish to deepen their understanding of the wedding process, I offer "focus meetings" (i.e. wedding enrichment consultations) at no extra charge. I make every effort to ensure that your wedding happens in a way that is personal, meaningful, and abundantly joyful.

Elopements and Intimate Weddings

Golden Oak Wedding services are available exclusively for event weddings with 15 guests or more. For elopement and intimate weddings, please see our sister site MarriageToGo for details.

California and Beyond

I'm based on the Westside of Los Angeles but work throughout California; travel fees apply to venues outside my immediate area. I am occasionally available to officiate outside California or internationally. Confidential marriage license services are restricted to ceremonies taking place in California.

Our fees include unlimited consultation during the ceremony creation process, pre-rehearsal planning, and marriage certificates. Please contact us for availability and rates.

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