Sunny & Clint — Horseshoe Bend

As a Sedona wedding officiant, I mostly get to officiate weddings in my home town.  So, when I got a request to officiate a wedding at Horseshoe Bend, I was excited!  I’d never seen this amazing natural wonder, and so it was a great opportunity to do my job and experience a wonderful place. Sunny and Clint had driven all the way … Read More

Risa/Greg — Red Rock Crossing

As a Sedona wedding officiant, I most often officiate weddings outdoors, since it’s so beautiful here.  Perhaps my favorite outdoor wedding this summer was Risa and Greg’s, since they asked me to officiate their wedding IN Oak Creek.  The groom and I were both wearing shorts, and we stood barefoot in the creek, in the shadow of Cathedral Rock.  It was … Read More

Jennifer and Anthony — Los Abrigados creekside

On beautiful Spring Saturday morning, Jennifer and Anthony got married Creekside at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa.  It’s a beautiful location — an oasis of lush greenness in Oak Creek’s riparian corridor. They did things a little differently — including a tree-planting ceremony that included all those present.  Each guest was given a small vial of earth, and the bride and groom … Read More

Diana and Nauris — Merry-Go-Round Rock, Sedona

Diana and Nauris are from Latvia, and are working here in the tech industry.  They wanted to get married at Merry-Go-Round Rock — a location with some of the best views in (and of) Sedona.  It’s a beautiful spot, but not for the faint of heart — the road to get there is really rough, and you get quite shaken up traveling up … Read More

Abby and Dave — the saddle at Cathedral Rock

On a lovely warm, early Spring day, Abby and Dave, and Abby’s two kids, Garrett and Regan, hiked with me up to the saddle of Cathedral Rock to get married high among Sedona’s red rocks.  As a Sedona wedding officiant, I often officiate weddings out on the land, but this was the best!  It’s a pretty steep and intense 20-30-minute hike, … Read More

Jennifer and Christian — Red Rock Crossing

One of the things I love about my “job” as a Sedona wedding officiant is the huge variety of people I get to work with — from all parts of the world.  Christian is an officer in the German Navy, and Jennifer, his bride, is from Phoenix.  They live in Germany, in a town on the Baltic. They got married just after … Read More

Edith and Bret – Sky Ranch Lodge

As a Sedona wedding officiant, I never get tired of officiating weddings at our many locations with awesome red rock views. One of the most spectacular of these is Sky Ranch Lodge, a hotel perched right on top of Airport Mesa.  A few years ago, they built a wedding deck and reception area with amazing views over the town, and across … Read More

Tips for planning your Sedona wedding

Plan your wedding as far in advance as possible. Although Sedona is one of the most popular wedding and tourist destinations in the U.S. (we get roughly 4 million visitors every year) it’s still a small town. That means that there are only so many possible locations for your wedding, and that these get booked quickly, especially in the busy … Read More

Tips for creating a meaningful, heartfelt wedding ceremony

Find the “right” officiant. This may seem self-serving, but I really don’t mean it that way.  I know that I can’t possibly be the right fit for every single couple I meet with!  So, by the right officiant, I mean someone who really “gets” what type of ceremony you want, and can help you create that. My main point about … Read More

Kat and Roger — marry us today!

As a Sedona wedding officiant, I get some interesting requests and inquiries. Last Saturday, I was about to make myself a little lunch when my phone rang, and Roger asked, “Can you marry us today?” I told him I was still in my sweats, and would need to take a shower, so we settled on a time about two hours … Read More