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!).

Ceremonial Services

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.


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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
Springing for the custom service means you get a custom ceremony written just for you and never used again.

Rehearsal Fee: $100
I charge a flat rate of $100 for your rehearsal. While a rehearsal is not required to have a successful wedding, it is recommended if you have a complicated ceremony.

Travel Rate: $1/mile
If you’re having your wedding in a location where I would charge travel fees, my rate is generally $1/mile.


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