Ceremonies by Bethel is a professional wedding officiant based in Bonsall, California, working with couples throughout Temecula, Fallbrook, and the entire San Diego region, including La Jolla, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. Since 2009, Bethel has specialized in creating customized and non-religious wedding ceremonies that truly celebrate her couples, working with each couple to incorporate the rituals and messages that mean the most to them, as well as celebrating their stories and their journey together. She enjoys inspiring every audience of family and friends with a truly meaningful and personal wedding ceremony that celebrates this couple they care greatly about.
It began in 2006 when Bethel Nathan was asked to officiate her brother's wedding - a non-religious couple coming from two different religious backgrounds - and she spent a great deal of time not only looking at the traditions of their two families, but also finding out about their story and what marriage meant to them, resulting in a wedding that was all theirs. Soon after, two other friends asked her to do the same for their non-religious and interfaith weddings, and she had found what really touched her heart. She founded Ceremonies by Bethel in 2009, and has since married over 900 couples, thoroughly enjoying celebrating really great couples in the way that fits them best. Ceremonies by Bethel has also been a proud recipient of the Couples Choice Award since the very first year.
Ceremonies by Bethel proudly officiates wedding ceremonies for all couples looking for a ceremony that is fun, personal, meaningful, and non-traditional, usually non-religious (or with a tinge to satisfy a family member), and has always been a supporter of marriage equality. Her couples often come from interfaith and/or intercultural backgrounds, and are looking for a way to honor where they've come from but in a way that fits what the two of them particularly share. Whether her couples describe themselves as non-religious, spiritual, interfaith, or agnostic or atheist, she works closely with each couple to create and then deliver their ceremony in such a way that touches the hearts of not only the couple being celebrated in that moment, but all those who are there for them as well, often with a mixture of laughter and happy tears.
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Chase Blakney · Married on 01/04/2020
Well where to start.... I suppose the initial interview would be the best place. From Day one, Bethel made everything seamless and fun! Her experience really shined in all the detail she put into the questionnaires, homework assignments and swift responses. I can’t quite say that we had an expectation, but had we, one thing is certain - she without a doubt would have exceeded it as she knocked it clear out of the park!!!! Our feelings alone solidified our selecting in her, but we had more than a handful of people express just how good she was from their perspective as well! We would highly recommend adding her to perspective list, as we are confidant in your subsequent choosing in her! Cheers to you on your wedding day!
Mel & ChaseSent on 04/30/2019
Rachel · Married on 11/11/2019
And the award for "Closest to Becoming Bride's New Soulmate" goes to Bethel. Bethel is special, Bethel is smart, and Bethel will take your wedding to the next level. She was so unbelievably thoughtful, organized, and detail oriented throughout the process of creating our ceremony for us. At times it felt like working with equal parts artist and power business woman. She is patient and just SO caring in what she does. Our guests most common remarks after our wedding were about how authentic, funny, and moving they found the ceremony - something we never could have created on our own. It felt like telling JK Rowling your story and her creating the wedding equivalent of Harry Potter magic from it. I want to say there was some doubts along the way but from the first phone call I knew she would knock it out of the park. It feels like she became a little piece of our new family, and we're so so profoundly grateful for it. Do yourself the biggest favor and hire Bethel, you will understand the magic if you do.Sent on 11/21/2019
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Oh, thank you so very much, Rachel! From the moment I met you two, I knew that we would have fun doing this together, and that you two had created a relationship, connection, and partnership so worth celebrating. Thank you for the trust you placed in me to make it worthy of you. Only a combination of laughter and tears would do in telling your story, and I cannot wait to keep cheering you on with what comes next!
Sabrina Segura · Married on 11/03/2019
After the ceremony, there was one main comment we kept getting from our wedding guests..."she was soooo good!"Sent on 11/10/2019
Everybody loved her. The way she planned out the ceremony and spoke really hit the mark and touched our hearts. It wasn't too short or too long. It was perfect.
Once we got a bit closer to our wedding day, there was some more planning and homework. But that just adds even more of a personal touch and gives Bethel a way better idea of how we are as a couple.
Bethel, you are a gem and we will never forget you. Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding!
Ceremonies by Bethel's reply:Oh, I so love and appreciate hearing this! And thank you both for trusting me and allowing me to create something worthy of the years you've already spent together! It was a joy and a total honor to get to do so. Can't wait to see what comes next for you two!
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Bethel is not only an amazing officiate she is truly a wonderful human! She loves what she does and it reflects in her work. Not only have I worked and recommended Bethel to my clients, I hired her for my own wedding a couple years back. She assigns "homework" (but don't be scared) to better get to know the two of you and works with you to ensure the ceremony is personal and meaningful. She's the best!
Bethel is the best! Definitely our go to recommendation for officiants! She is so well spoken, caring and organized. We love when we know Bethal is officiating a wedding we are photographing!
I've worked with Bethel multiple times over the years, and have ALWAYS loved the experience. Not only is she a breath of fresh air, she's a wealth of knowledge - and fortunately, willing to share! I always encourage my couples to hire her as their officiant because I KNOW she will lovingly guide them as well as create custom ceremony that is heartfelt, unique, and memorable. If you want an officiant that REALLY knows their stuff, is HILARIOUS, and is able to bring two families together as one - Bethel is a.m.a.z.i.ng. I know, with her as part of my team, my clients will truly have their Best.CEREMONY.Ever. =))