A Personalized Wedding Ceremony

Your wedding ceremony deserves to be unique, just as your love, your story and your relationship is uniquely yours. My professional life’s work is to listen to the two of you, to hear you tell what you love and appreciate about one another, the gifts you bring to each other, how your lives are enhanced being together and how you want to spend the rest of your lives in marriage. I’m skilled at asking all the right questions and giving you appropriate suggestions to make your wedding ceremony come alive. With what you share with me, I create a unique, personalized wedding ceremony just for you. 


By working with over 750 wonderful couples over the years, I’ve honed my ability to write an original ceremony, one that will speak to your hearts and the hearts of your families and friends, kicking off your wedding day in the exciting spirit of celebrating love. Your ceremony will honor where you come from, who you are today and where you wish to go together. 

An elegant and meaningful wedding ceremony is composed with thoughtfulness and careful work in order to give voice to your commitment to love and marriage.

It is vitally important to me that your wedding ceremony reflect your unique relationship and your love as well as your intentions and vision of your future together.


In order to bring a "marriage with meaning" to you and your guests, I find out where the two of you have come from, what brought you together, what your relationship is about, where you are today and where you want to go.

Paul Howell, Wedding Officiant, Marriage With Meaning

As a professional wedding officiant, I believe that I have a keen understanding of the elements of a successful relationship and marriage, the intuition to perceive what is important to you as a couple, the writing skills to express those concepts into your wedding ceremony and the speaking skills to make your wedding day memorable for all.


In preparation, I will present you with options for important elements such as:


  •  Vows

I will arrange a variety of personalized choices and versions of how you can say "I do" to one another.


  • Personal Vows

If you are considering writing your own vows and need help, I will provide you with guidance to help you to express your deepest sentiments.


  • Readings

I'll provide you with a selection of marriage and love related readings from many authors, poets and literature and I'll suggest creative ways to blend them into your ceremony.


  • Special Ceremonies

I write custom and original Unity Candle, Sand, Wine, Handfasting, Interactive and other special ceremonies specifically for you.


  • The Marriage License

I will give you precise, easy instrctions on how to obtainin your license anywhere in California. On the day of the ceremony, I will carefully instruct and supervise the witness requirements and complete my section. After your wedding I'll file your license with the appropriate County Clerk/Recorder office.


  • Rehearsal coordination

If you need a rehearsal, I am very skilled at organizing and directing everyone so that your ceremony unfolds smoothly.


  • Venues

Suggestions, information, photos, maps and driving directions to great local places to hold your ceremony.


  • Partner Links

I've worked with countless other wedding services professionals and I'm happy to give you any referrals.


All of this information and more is available to you with my service.



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