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Cindie Wilding is based in Rocklin, California, and loves to create very personal ceremonies, written 'from scratch' for each one of her couples. Cindie Wilding is a certified Celebrant of over eight years who takes pride in getting to know couples so she can write and perform ceremonies that reflect their values and relationship. Each ceremony is written so that it tells the couple’s unique love story and engages their guests, who always think she must be a personal friend of the couple since she knows them so well! Cindie recognizes the unique value of meaningful ceremonies for all people, regardless of their belief system, and she will happily conduct ceremonies for couples of any faith, mixed, or no religion at all, as well as same-sex couples.

Services Offered

Cindie Wilding Bird & Nest Ceremonies offers comprehensive service when developing a ceremony, incorporating any elements a couple desires and checking in with the couple throughout the process. She is a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant, and is licensed to officiate ceremonies in California, Nevada and North Carolina. Pre-marital coaching services are available. Cindie is always open to any ideas the couple wants to incorporate into their ceremony and will research to find the perfect readings and quotes that fit them. Cindie offers officiant services for the following types of celebrations:

  • Civil unions
  • Single religion ceremonies
  • Non-religious or Agnostic ceremonies
  • Vow renewals
  • Interfaith ceremonies
  • Earth-based ceremonies
  • Woman-owned

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Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

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No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Madison K. Married on 07/04/2023
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More beautiful than we even imagined…

Cindie was such a blessing and we are so thankful that she was brought to our path. I am no where near as good of a writer as she is but I will try to express our gratitude in this review as best as I can. When we chose to elope on July 4th, we expected some difficulty finding an officiant… we did not anticipate exactly how difficult it ended up being. We were ready to settle for just anyone and had even stopped looking at “about me” sections and simply asked about availability…. But then our photographer heard about Cindie. I did read about her and how she takes a story telling approach and the idea of her retelling our love story was something I didn’t even know I wanted… but it ended up being my favorite piece of the day. Cindie has a magical way with putting your words into something so special. Her voice is calm, warm and soothing. She took the information from our questionnaire and did her own research to look up quotes, poems, lyrics and include those things. She perfectly blended any “must haves” that we asked for. She sent what she had wrote to us a few days prior so that any adjustments could be made… but… we chose to be surprised. I highly recommend this. That moment was so special for us. Hearing for the first time our “love story” as told by someone else. It was like someone was narrating our relationship and our future. Thank you isn’t enough.. but thank you, Cindie. You are so very special.
Jason K. Married on 04/11/2023
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Extraordinary elopement officiant

Cindie was wonderful from beginning to end! From our first Zoom meeting from across the country we knew we wouldn't have to look any further for an officiant. She took the time to understand us and what we were looking for and tailored a beautiful little ceremony that brought both of us to tears (in the best way possible). She has crafted a wonderful survey/questionnaire that each of us filled out separately for her to use in building an intimate and personal ceremony that captured our relationship honestly and fully. Cindie is a true professional who takes her job to heart!
Eren Married on 02/04/2023
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Perfect Officiant

All the reviews before me are right on target. Cindie was great from the start. Always responded to emails timely and wrote a beautiful, personable ceremony based on the questionnaire we filled out. She arrived early to our special day and communicated when she delivered our license. Perfect, seamless experience.
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Cindie was such a pleasure to work with. She helped to maintain a relaxed and pleasant environment while also creating an easy flow of communication among myself and the bride/groom.

Jensen Wedding Films Jensen Wedding Films Wedding Videographers

I've probably worked with 200 or so wedding officiants over the last few decades and Cindie is one of my favorites. She has a way of putting an otherwise nervous bride at ease, and truly cares about the needs of each couple- for Cindie, its not just another gig. She also looks great on camera:)


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