You want your ceremony to be the heart of your wedding, and you want your love to be at the forefront of the festivities. You want the uniqueness of your relationship to be felt and known. You want to feel present, connected to what you're doing, closer and more deeply bonded to each other, buoyed and blessed by your community. You want to feel inspired, touched, uplifted and renewed, and maybe even laugh a bit too while you're at it! You want to experience the true bigness of the moment, and feel it ripple forward in a stream of good will and positive intent for your future. You want a balanced, cohesive and dynamic ceremony that will set the tone for the rest of your wedding, and ultimately, for your marriage. You want a ceremony that you and your community will remember forever.
Naomi Rose writes and performs original, custom, written-just-for-you 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, animist, 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 creating and delivering wedding ceremonies that enliven, inspire, uplift and transform 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 spiritual and indigenous ways of ceremony. 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 is known to take couples under her wing, guide them and love 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).
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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
Zach · Married on 09/02/2018
Naomi was amazing. She wrote the perfect ceremony for my wife and me. We couldn't be happier with the way that it turned out! She was very professional and took the time to get to understand us as a couple.Sent on 09/23/2018
Leah · Married on 08/11/2018
Sent on 09/17/2018
Our ceremony was amazing! Better than either of us could have imagined...we were so nervous and worked up before and I think we can both say we had fun up there :) all thanks to Naomi. Family, friends, and coworkers all went out of their way - and were very specific about how awesome our ceremony was, and how awesome you are. I’ve already recommended you to others and will continue to do so!
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