Marlene Morris is a Santa Barbara, California-based wedding officiant who loves creating wedding ceremonies that are intimate and heartfelt. Reverend Marlene specializes in wedding ceremonies that are spiritual but not religious and highlight the connections that make you and your partner’s relationship unique. With more than 30 years in the wedding industry, Marlene knows how to combine your words and surroundings to create a memorable and romantic ceremony.
Marlene Morris’s greatest joy is designing the ceremony of your dreams with phrasing that reflects your love, devotion, and future. Whether it’s an elopement, civil union, vow renewal, or a religious, interfaith, or non-religious wedding ceremony, Marlene will gladly create customized vows to make your ceremony beautiful and sacred. She is also available for your wedding rehearsal. Reverent Marlene can preside over religious ceremonies for the following faiths:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Rae · Married on 09/03/2016
Marlene was integral to the success and beauty of our wedding! From the first email I sent her until our good-byes after our wedding ceremony, Marlene was totally invested in making my husband's and my wedding exactly what we wanted it to be - and did so with authenticity and true, deep care. Over six months, via email, she patiently waded through and gave positive feedback on the seemingly endless changes we made to our ceremony text and provided encouragement and support as we got closer and closer to the day. When we met her, she was calm, open, easy and so kind - exactly what you want and need in a wedding officiant. She walked us through rehearsal with ease, then on our wedding day itself was a grounding force for both me and my husband. She delivered our ceremony with clarity and gentleness and played well with our small gathering of friends and family. I can not recommend Marlene highly enough. She's the real deal - she genuinely cares and is gifted at what she does.Sent on 05/14/2017
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Laura · Married on 08/18/2018
Marlene was such a sweetheart since I first spoke to her! She made us feel so comfortable with trusting her to do our ceremony, with us living out of state we didn’t have much face to face time. She performed a beautiful ceremony for me and my husband. She altered it short and sweet just how we wanted it! It was perfect! Thank you Marlene!Sent on 08/31/2018
Suzanne · Married on 07/14/2018
Marlene created a uniquely perfect ceremony for us!
Marlene helped us to create the perfect ceremony that was unique to our marriage. We both have children and getting married was about more than just the two of us. We were combining our families together and Marlene helped us with a ceremony that included our children in the most beautiful way! Also, both of us have different religious/spiritual backgrounds and she was able to combine the essence of both of our faiths and beliefs. Our families loved the ceremony and could not stop raving about what a beautiful event we had created! Our special event was made perfect with the help of Marlene. She spent the time up front to help us create a memory that we with our children and family will never forget! We absolutely recommend Marlene, she truly made our event special!!Sent on 10/20/2018
Marlene is my favorite Offciant on the Central Coast. Her Ceremonies are beautiful, thoughtfully put together and inspiring. She works well with all clients and always makes them feel at ease.
Marlene is a perfect choice for an officiant, she is very flexible, laid back and personable. She is very well spoken and can handle all your wedding ceremony requests.
A Central Coast Wedding truly puts a special touch into your ceremony. She highlights your personality, tells your story and really takes the time to create a ceremony that reflects the individuals- if you're looking for something unique, interesting and memorable this is a great option!