As an ordained minister, I’ve performed weddings throughout Northern California. But what I really enjoy is performing ceremonies for a pair nerds. Or geeks. Or Whovians. Or Klingons. Or just regular folks who want a special touch.
Because my ordination is from a non-denominational church, I’m not picky about what kind of ceremony I perform. All I care about is that the two people getting married are really, truly in love.
I specialize in custom, nerdy-themed ceremonies. My own wedding was a Star Wars-themed Hindu/Western fusion ceremony. It spoke to my wife and I as a couple, our traditions, and the things that define our relationship.
I’ve performed Game of Thrones cloakings, Disney ceremonies, Dungeons & Dragons Quests, Lord of the Rings Ent plantings, and Celtic knot ceremonies. I love nerdy stuff and I love weddings.
Send me an e-mail today and we can talk about what kind of wedding you want.
Types of Ceremonies / Denominations
I have experience with a wide range of wedding ceremonies, and I’m comfortable performing almost any kind of ceremony you’d like. My very first wedding was a tree-planting ceremony, and it’s only gotten more fun from there. Do you want a short ceremony so you and your guests can get on with the fun? I can do that. Are you non-religious and just want to proclaim your love? Fine by me. Candle-lighting? Sand-writing proclamation? Vietnamese Tea Ceremony? Klingon? You name it, I’m probably down for it. In fact, I can correctly pronounce Klingon, Tolkien Elvish, Old Norse, and Old English. I’m also available for same-sex marriage (hooray, California!).
While I do provide basic wedding services at a competitive rate, my specialty is my custom ceremony service where I work with you to make sure you get a ceremony worthy of your wedding day. This means you’ll get a ceremony custom written for you and your special relationship with your partner. I have a Master’s degree in narrative literature and work as a writer for a living. All you need to give me is a few details (special things that define your relationship, what kind of vows you wish to exchange, and how much talking you want to do), and I’ll write a ceremony specially tailored for you. And I hope you agree with me when I say this — I think marriage ceremonies should be both fun and heart-felt. Nothing makes for a better wedding photo than the bride & groom laughing together at the altar. Your day should be a memorable affair about you, not some stuffy passage from a book you’ve never read.
Travel / Venue / Location
While I’m based in Santa Clara County, I’m available to perform weddings throughout much of the Bay Area and beyond. Plus, if you’ve got a wedding somewhere fun, it might just be time for me to take a vacation anyway. Within Santa Clara County, travel fees are included with your ceremony. If you need me to travel a little further, then I’ll just ask for the cost of gas. However, if you’re having a wedding somewhere fun and I’ve been meaning to visit anyway, then I might not charge anything. Bottom line: ask! I don’t have any preferred venues, and I’m happy to work with whatever venue you choose.
If you’re interested in premarital counseling, my sister-in-law is a practicing marriage & family therapist who just happens to have phenomenal per-session rates. If you sign me on as an officiant, you’ll get a referral that will make your sessions even cheaper.
Basic Services: $150
Basic Services includes the reading of a pre-written script during your special day.
Custom Services: $300
Rehearsal Fee: $100
Travel Rate: $1/mile