My name is Naomi. I am a Santa Cruz wedding officiant, minister, reverend and celebrant.
Couples choose me as their wedding officiant for all sorts of reasons. Some choose me because I’m spunky and relatable, some choose me because I’m an ordained reverend and minister and that feels important to them, and some choose me because I’m a woman. Some couples choose me because I honor and value diversity, and am able to meet their cross-cultural, inter-faith, mixed-race or same-sex needs. Some choose me because I am a nontraditional wedding celebrant who infuses energy and reverence into my ceremonies, freeing them from dogma and lifeless traditions and rituals. Some couples choose me because of my professionalism, training and experience in creating and performing ceremonies.
Some couples choose me because I am conveniently located in Santa Cruz, CA and officiate weddings along the Central Coast and Bay Area including Aptos, Felton, Capitola, Ben Lomond, Bonny Doon, Watsonville, Scotts Valley, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Half Moon Bay, Pacifica, Monterey, Carmel Valley and Big Sur. Some choose me because I am a full time wedding officiant who is available to officiate weddings year round. Some choose me because I have a strong Jewish background and they want the essence of that tradition transmitted into their wedding ceremony. Some choose me because of our shared love of the earth, and their desire to incorporate some form of earth honoring into their wedding ceremony.
Some couples choose me because I officiate various types of wedding ceremonies including custom wedding ceremonies, full length wedding ceremonies, destination wedding ceremonies, shorter, more intimate elopement ceremonies, vow renewal and recommitment ceremonies. Most couples choose me because they can feel the depth of passion and energy that I being to this work.
Santa Cruz is a popular destination wedding ceremony location, and couples travel here from all over the country and the world to get married, drawn by the staggering beauty of this place. Vow renewal ceremonies allow couples who have been together for a while re-affirm their commitment to each other, often in the company of friends and relatives who were not present at their original wedding ceremony. Elopement ceremonies enable couples who might be looking for a simpler, more intimate or more affordable wedding ceremony to be married in a variety of settings from majestic redwood groves to white sand beaches. While I officiate all of the above types of wedding ceremonies, I specialize in writing and performing full-length, custom wedding ceremonies that deeply reflect each couples unique values and vision as they cross the threshold into marriage.
“Our ceremony was purely and honestly of another universe. I am still in awe of how beautiful that experience was. Naomi really helped us cross the threshold of marriage, and we are forever grateful for everything she’s done.” ~Shane, Groom, Carmel Valley Ranch