We are certified wedding officiants. We are allowed to perform wedding ceremonies in all states of the US.
Our base is in Southern Arizona/Tucson area but we are happy to travel. We offer our wedding officiant service mainly in the states of Arizona and Southern Utah.
We respond to your desires. As different as our couples are the possibilities for the kind of ceremony.
We serve all couples and persuasions
Because we serve all persuasions, it is also important to us, that we know if the couple wants a denominational or non-denominational wedding.
We offer simple Elopements, Non-religious, Interfaith, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion and Interfaith Ceremonies of any persuasion and religion.
Classic ceremonies with guests can include a procession, welcome statements, family blessing, a customized wedding speech, personal vows of the couple, exchange of rings, kiss, pronouncement and recession if desired.
If demanded, we also offer a Ceremony Rehearsal.
Special and Traditional Ceremony elements and rituals
We also love to add a special or traditional ceremony elements and rituals like e.g. Sand ceremony, Candle Lightning, Love Letter Box, Handfasting, or Sage Smudging and are open to couples own suggestions.
What does the officiant service include?
Our officiant service includes a customized wedding ceremony with unlimited elements and filling, signing and returning of the marriage license after the wedding.
The bridal couple can also take advantage of our additional services like assistance with formalities for marriages to be recognized in a foreign country and by receiving the marriage license in advance.
Our Officiant Package includes:
- Wedding Ceremony with one of our officiants/celebrants
You’ll have your customized wedding ceremony with one of our wedding celebrants.
The basic package price differs depending on the location and the desired additional options.
We are happy to prepare your personal offer for your dream wedding in the Wild West.
How we personalize your wedding ceremony:
It is helpful for our planning of the ceremony if you tell us what kind of ceremony, package, options or services you want. After we checked the availability of this basics, we can continue with going into detail.
What elements should occur in the ceremony? We like to get to know you as a couple a little bit.
As inspiration for the wedding speech, you could tell us, how you love story began. When and where did you finally know, that you were made for each other? How did you engage? What are your dreams and visions for your future?
Wedding Ceremony Inspirations:
Get inspried by our possible Ceremony elements:
- Sand ceremony
- Hand washing
- Sage Smudging
- Love letter & Wine Box
- Candle lighting
- Cornmeal sharing
- Exchange of Rings
Choose your dream location:
- Catalina State Park (Tucson area)
- Horseshoe Bend
- Monument Valley
- Grand Canyon South Rim
- Grand Canyon North Rim
All over the world there are so many wedding traditions from different cultures and religions.
We would like to share some of them with you to inspire you for your customized wedding ceremony.
We focused on wedding traditions that are consistent with the ancient traditions of the desert and the Southwest, but also introduced some other contemporary and traditional popular wedding rituals. All of these suggestions can be incorporated into your ceremony at our outdoor locations in Southwestern nature.
There are certainly so many other traditions and rituals for weddings that we have not listed so far.
You are definitely invited to request other traditions from your culture or religion that you would like to include in your ceremony. We are happy to realize your personal dream wedding with your wishes.
This tradition comes from southwestern Native American / Navajo Wedding ceremonies. A special handcrafted wedding vase is used for this. The couple washes each-others hands by pouring the water from the vase onto the others hand. One side of the vase is for the groom and the other side for the bride. This cleansing ritual shall wash away all past evils and memories of past loves.
The officiant lights the sage and speaks some words to clear the area of negative energies through the smoke created by the Sage. The cleansing of a place or during the wedding ceremony by "Saging" is becoming more and more popular in contemporary ceremonies and with couples of today.
Bride and groom both get a vessel of different colored sand. The sand stands for their souls, memories and lifes before marriage. When they pour their sands together into a bigger vessel, it symbolizes that their souls now, like the grains of sand, could never again be separated.
Each of the couple and sometimes also other family members have a personal candle. Together they light a bigger unity candle. It symbolizes their spirits or souls that join together in one flame. While their smaller candles are still lit and represent that the two still maintain individuality.
The couple's hands are wrapped in a cord and tied into a "knot" while the officiant shares a reading. It represents the bonding of the two individuals in their marriage. If desired also other family members or guests can be included in the ritual while they share wishes, blessings or words of wisdom for the bridal couple. This is an ancient celtic tradition.
Love Letter & Wine Box
Before the wedding bride and groom writes each other a love letter with all their thoughts and their feelings when they think about getting married to each other soon. During the ceremony this loveletters will be placed in a winebox together with a bottle of wine. This love letter box is a time capsule. It is meant that the couple opens the winebox at their 10th wedding anniversary and reads the long sealed letters to each other while enjoying the wine.
Exchange of Rings
This a common known ritual for weddings all over the world and in different cultures. The couple places a ring on the finger of each other while they make a commitment to eachother. The wedding rings stand for the vows and promises they made on their wedding. The rings show others that each of them found his soulmate and that they belong together. The circle of the ring also stands for eternity and that it completes itself just like the couple does.