Naomi Rose is a multi-award winning wedding officiant. She creates community rich, love story focused, one of a kind wedding ceremonies that help couples joyfully and powefuly transition into the next beautiful phase of their lives!
Some of the things that have been said about her ceremonies include:
“Our ceremony was purely and honestly of another universe. I'm still in awe of how beautiful that experience was. Naomi really helped us cross the threshold of marriage, and we are forever grateful for everything she's done for us.” -Shane, Carmel Valley Ranch
"Thank you again for the amazing gift to us of that beautiful ceremony. It was art in action, and it was beyond meaningful.”
“By far, our favorite part of our wedding was the beautiful ceremony Naomi created just for us.”
"If you are fortunate enough to have Naomi as your wedding officiant, you will have an experience that neither you, nor your guests, will ever forget."
Naomi Rose writes and performs original, custom, written-just-for-you wedding ceremonies for couples of all colors, creeds, races, religions, genders and sexual orientations. Most of the couples who seek her out identify as secular, atheist, agnostic, spiritual but not religious, alternative, earth-honoring, nontraditional, inter-spiritual, multi-faith, Jew-ish and unaffiliated. Her rave reviews on WeddingWire, Yelp and The Knot reflect her passion and dedication to wedding ceremonies that enliven, inspire, engage and delight couples and their communities. Naomi Rose is active on Instagram and you can follow her there @santacruzofficiant. She is the author of a popular blog about unique wedding ceremonies, nonreligious wedding ceremonies, LGBTQIA+ wedding ceremonies, Jew-ish wedding ceremonies, spiritual-but-not-religious wedding ceremonies, secular wedding ceremonies, multi-faith wedding ceremonies, earth-based wedding ceremonies, and outdoor wedding ceremonies, and more.
Naomi Rose has 15 years of training and experience in ceremony creation and facilitation. Her education includes a BA in creative writing from Queens College, CUNY, a background in theater and public speaking, 2 years of ministerial training with the Center for Sacred Studies, and certification as a Life Cycle Celebrant from The Celebrant Institute and Foundation. Additionally she has apprenticed with master ceremonialists in various ways of ritual, ceremony and prayer. Since beginning Santa Cruz Officiant in 2015, Naomi Rose has performed over 100 wedding ceremonies, become a founding board member of the Slow Weddings Network, and won multiple awards on the top wedding websites, including WeddingWire and The Knot. Naomi Rose takes couples under her wing, guides them and loves on them on one of the most important days of their lives.
Santa Cruz Officiant performs custom wedding ceremonies in Santa Cruz County, and all along the coast between Big Sur and Half Moon Bay (including Pacifica, Carmel Valley, Monterey County, Carmel By The Sea, Slow Coast, Pescadero, Davenport, Bonny Doon, Boulder Creek, and La Selva Beach). She occasionally performs ceremonies San Mateo and Santa Clara counties as well.
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Michelle Fenner · Married on 08/25/2019
Amazing, highly recommend!
Having Naomi officiate our wedding was the best decision my husband and I made. The ceremony was everything I’d hoped for, and more than I could have imagined. It felt like a ritual, rite of passage, and sacred ceremony....exactly what I wanted, and somehow beyond what I thought it could be. It was the most special moment of my life. Naomi created a magical experience, and I know many of the guests felt it. Every single person I spoke to told me it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended! Naomi took so much care to get to know us and our story. It felt like she really “got” who we were, both as individuals and as a couple, and this was reflected in the extraordinary, unique ceremony she created. Naomi is a powerful channel for the Divine, undoubtedly doing the work she was created to do in this life. If you have the opportunity to work with her, take it!Sent on 09/16/2019
Maurice Leibenstern · Married on 06/29/2019
Every couple wants their wedding ceremony to be special, even if they don't know exactly what that looks like, or how to make it happen. That’s where we were at when we found Naomi. Naomi delivered a ceremony that was beyond anything we ever could have imagined. Without exaggeration, every attendee (including the vendors and support staff!!!) described our ceremony as one of the most touching, meaningful, intelligent, and overall loving ceremonies they had ever witnessed. And Naomi was at the center of it all. She truly took the time to get to know us, and it was her thorough understanding of us that gave our ceremony the depth, breadth and impact that it did. We didn't dictate or control every aspect of the ceremony creation process. We trusted Naomi, and that trust was rewarded with a magnificently joyous ceremony. Naomi brought elements of spirituality and practicality into it. She helped us write and refine our vows, honored our ancestors and key events in our pasts, and included several of our most beloved guests, who, with our consent and her guidance, surprised us with their beautiful contributions to the ceremony. She did all of this with flexibility, rather than force-feeding any unwanted doctrine or cliché elements. Where many officiants deliver words, Naomi delivered poetry. To say that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house is far too limiting – her efforts prompted a wide range of deep emotional reactions from our guests and ourselves, from tears to laughter, and everything in between. She caused us all to think, reflect, appreciate and, through it all, celebrate the joining of our lives; and she made the moment nothing short of magical. If you are fortunate enough to have Naomi as your wedding officiant, you will have an experience that neither you, nor your guests, will ever forget. We were truly blessed to find Naomi. We love her and cannot begin to describe our gratitude for what she created for us: a wedding ceremony like no other, that, without us even knowing it, was exactly what we needed.Sent on 08/10/2019
Marina · Married on 09/02/2018
Working with Naomi was an absolute dream! From the moment my husband and I first spoke with her, we felt that she understood us as a couple and would be a perfect fit to craft our ceremony. She guided us through the entire process, capturing our unique relationship and honoring all of our wishes and desires. She ultimately created a stunning ceremony for us that highlighted our family and loved ones and included rituals that were meaningful to us. So many wedding guests told us that it was the best ceremony they had ever attended (and we agree)!Sent on 09/09/2018
Naomi is one of a kind! I've never met an officiant who is as passionate as Naomi. We met a bridal show and was blown away by her love and kindness - she really does care for the couples she marries! I would highly recommend Naomi and will recommend her to all my clients.
Naomi with Medicine Woman Wisdom Weddings is very warm and wonderful person to talk with. She will create a wedding ceremony especially for you based on what you want and will have many meaningful ideas to make your wedding ceremony truly memorable for you!
Rev. Naomi is an amazing ceremonialist that has a flair for Officiating Weddings with decadence and intimacy that reflects the couple. Her style is unique but with great depth. I would recommend her to any couple who desires an intimate ceremony that radiates their love they have for each other! with love, Rev. Tedda