Santa Cruz Officiant

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Community rich. Love story focused. One of a kind wedding ceremonies for couples who want to joyfully and powerfully transition into the next phase of their lives.

You want your ceremony to be the heart of your wedding, and you want your love to be at the forefront of the festivities. You want the uniqueness of your relationship to be felt and known. You want to feel present, connected to what you're doing, closer and more deeply bonded to each other, bolstered and blessed by your community. You want to feel inspired, touched, uplifted and renewed, and maybe even laugh a bit too while you're at it. You want to experience the true bigness of the moment, and feel it ripple forward in a stream of good will and positive intentions for your future. You want a personally meaningful, cohesive and dynamic wedding ceremony that will set the tone for the rest of your wedding, and ultimately, for your marriage. You want a wedding ceremony that you and your community will remember forever.  If this is you, we should definitely talk.

Wedding ceremonies should enliven and inspire you!

Increasingly, couples are skipping the ceremony and going straight to the party. They’ve lost interest after attending one too many wedding ceremonies that were long, un-relatable, and boring as hell. The truth is, wedding ceremonies need a facelift. Because when you leave a ceremony you should feel the way you do when you watch a movie that’s so engaging you never want it to end. Despite what we’ve come to expect, ceremonies can be enlivening, interactive, connective, potent, poignant, powerful and renewing. So let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater!

“Our ceremony was purely and honestly of another universe. I'm 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 for us.” -Shane, Carmel Valley Ranch

Wedding ceremonies that are unique not ubiquitous!

It brings me so much joy to meet with couples, hear about what brings them alive, dive into their love story, understand their vision and values, and create a unique wedding ceremony just for them. There’s no one-size fits all marriage, so there needn’t be a one-size-fits-all ceremony, and honestly, I’m not a one-size-fits-all wedding officiant! So let’s roll up our sleeves, put our imaginations together, and create something beautiful.

Wedding ceremonies can be all that and a bag of chips!

Wedding ceremonies can have goofiness and gravitas. And they can be fun! I once told a couple’s love story in the form of a romcom because of the bride’s obsession with comedies, and her grooms loving acquiesce to only ever watch comedies with her. And as a video game, with bride and groom avatars, up-leveling, point systems and more for a bride who creates narrative focused role playing games for a living. I once surprised a couple with a mini-flash-mob with their closest friends during the ceremony (I had their full trust and total creative freedom). I've greeted geographically rich and culturally diverse communities in over 10 languages. I've helped people honor couples' loved ones in unique and poignant ways, and created interactive rituals from scratch... all in service of helping couples (celebrity couples, multi-faith couples, same-sex and gender fluid couples, secular and atheist couples, spiritual but not religious couples) powerfully and joyfully transition into the next beautiful phase of their lives.

“Having Naomi officiate our wedding was the best decision my husband and I made. The ceremony was everything I’d hoped for, and more than I could have imagined. It felt like a ritual, rite of passage, and sacred ceremony... exactly what I wanted, and somehow beyond what I thought it could be. It was the most special moment of my life.” -Michelle, Hollins House