Image by    Walter Wilson Studios   , Annie + Paul, Britt Scripps Manor, San Diego

Image by Walter Wilson Studios, Annie + Paul, Britt Scripps Manor, San Diego

You want to celebrate what you two share, in front of the people who matter most to you. And that's exactly what we work together to do!  

My couples typically describe themselves as non-religious, or spiritual but not religious, or from interfaith backgrounds but not religious (and, yes, sometimes there is a Mom or Grandma that we need to offer a “tinge” of something to). And I regularly hear that they want a ceremony that is light-hearted, celebrates them and their story, and is short, sweet, and engaging.

My couples care about the ceremony and understand that we have the opportunity, together, to not only kick off the entire wedding celebration in a really fun, special, joy-filled and memorable way, but that we’re also kicking off their marriage at the same time, with so many people who matter to them there to cheer them on. They know that they have something really special together, and are excited to celebrate that in a personal and fitting way.

I am committed to creating a personalized wedding that celebrates who you are as a couple, with what marriage and commitment mean to you, and includes components and traditions that represent you best. And, all along the way, I will show you many ideas of ceremony components and content and rituals that you may never have known existed.

Let us work together to create a ceremony that is personal, meaningful, and perfectly you!

Working Together - What does that mean?

Image by   Laura Christin Photography  , Jenny + Josh, Darlington House, La Jolla

Image by Laura Christin Photography, Jenny + Josh, Darlington House, La Jolla

  • An initial meeting (virtually or in-person): We will talk about your wants and don’t wants, the ceremony creation process and what working with me feels like, and then determine if we’re the right fit for each other.

  • If we are the right fit: I email you a link to an electronic contract, you sign it and pay the $200 retainer fee, and I am locked in for your date and time! All done online with ease.

  • I will lead you through every step: The ceremony creation process, the how you get your marriage license, and all of the other needed details. I have your back!

  • Everything can be done electronically and remotely: I want it to be an easy process, no matter where you live and how busy your full life already is.

  • You will have two assignments from me: Because it would be tough for me to create a ceremony that is a perfectly you, without your input. Helps me make sure every part of the ceremony reflects you and allows me to share your story.

  • Assistance with writing or choosing your vows: Vows can be scary, wanting to get them right, so I make sure I give you plenty of guidance, suggestions, and samples too.

  • Fine-tuning the draft ceremony to your perfection: We work together to make sure it all fits you as a couple and represents how you see marriage and commitment.

  • Your ceremony delivered by me with the emotion that it deserves: Even more than professional, punctual, and caring - which I definitely am - I love and am truly honored to be celebrating you!

  • Taking care of your marriage license for you: After your wedding, I take care of promptly submitting your license, either by hand or by mail (depending on the issuing county of the license).

  • Immediate important details follow-up: I will email you details about getting certified copies of your marriage certificate and doing your name change (if either or both of you are changing). I will also mail you a copy of the submitted license and a copy of your ceremony as a keepsake, plus a keepsake certificate that I create for your witnesses to sign too.

  • And P.S. I keep in touch on your anniversary, emailing you your vows each year, for as long as you enjoy getting them!


My pricing is simple since I only do it one way - a customized ceremony created specifically for you, with your story.

“You get what you pay for. Bethel is geniune and cares about the couple she is marrying. She takes an interest in you as individuals and then captures the wonderful and beautiful things you share as a couple. My wedding day was the best day of my life and Bethel had a big part in that.”
— Chelsea + Paulo, Tom Ham's Lighthouse, San Diego

$795 - This covers all the time dedicated to writing and designing a customized ceremony that truly celebrates you and your relationship. Includes as much guidance and communication as needed, as well as the time prepping for and officiating your ceremony.

Please Note - I happily offer a discount to active military couples, so please let me know if you are. Also, additional services, such as travel beyond approximately 60 miles/minutes from zip code 92003, or attendance at the rehearsal, may be extra.  

Highlight Film by Lloyd Films, Aiko + Dev, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla

Banner Image at page top: Image by Emry Photography, Brooke + Mason, Ethereal Gardens, Escondido