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Ceremonies by Bethel is a professional wedding officiant based in Bonsall, California, working with couples throughout Temecula, Palm Springs, 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 - a ceremony that celebrates this couple they care greatly about and is worthy of what they share.

Experience

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 1100 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 her very first year in business.

Services Offered

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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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$995

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$995

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$200

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA

What languages do you speak?

English
Japanese
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Reviews of Ceremonies by Bethel

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Jennifer
Jennifer M. Sent on 10/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We Owe it all to Bethel

The highlight of our wedding day was undoubtedly the ceremony, and we owe it all to Bethel. Throughout the entire journey, she was consistently considerate and kept the lines of communication wide open. She collaborated closely with us to ensure our ceremony was not only precisely what we envisioned but also a true reflection of our identity as a couple. Going into the process, we did not truly understand how important it would be to have an officiant that got to know us. We knew at some level this would be a one-time thing, but we did not want this to feel transactional. With Bethel, it did not feel that way at all. There were calls, and homework, and more homework; and the result was that we got the ceremony that we actually wanted. My mother-in-law said it was the best ceremony that she's ever attended, and she isn't easily impressed.

Her dedication extended to taking care of all the necessary paperwork and the logistics of our marriage license, relieving us of any stress. Meeting her was a true blessing, and we wholeheartedly endorse her services.
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Jillian B. Sent on 03/25/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Bethel is a Rock Star

Bethel is your person! Her professionalism and attention to detail are truly wonderful. Her positive and uplifting energy is what everyone wants on their special day. The ceremony she performed was thoughtful and personal. I would recommend her services to any of my clients!
Mel
Mel Sent on 10/11/2023
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The best officiant you鈥檒l ever hire!

Believe all of the amazing reviews! Bethel created such a beautiful ceremony for us. Her positive energy is just magnetic and she is so thorough in her work. Our guests would not stop talking about how wonderful our ceremony was thanks to her! She truly cares about her couples and really tries to get to know you so she can deliver a heartfelt ceremony! She鈥檚 the absolute best!!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

63 Endorsements
13Thirteen Events 13Thirteen Events Wedding Planners

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!

Holly Ireland Photography Holly Ireland Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Best Day Ever Weddings + Events Best Day Ever Weddings + Events Wedding Planners

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. =))

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