Sierra Desert Ceremonies is a wedding officiant based in Sierra Vista, Arizona, that officiates traditional and nontraditional weddings in the venue of your choice. From simple ceremonies and elopements to grand wedding ceremonies, certified officiant Kathy MacLeod will quickly and efficiently create a custom-tailored celebration that fulfills your unique event needs. Sierra Desert Ceremonies will honor your personal beliefs, customs and commitments and can facilitate beautiful ceremonies that unite different spiritual backgrounds.
A former nurse and military veteran, Kathy MacLeod is ordained by the Universal Life Church and authorized to perform legal ceremonies in all 50 states. She began officiating in June 2015, and since then has officiated over 150 wedding ceremonies in all venues. Her specialty is the short notice military wedding or backyard wedding among family and friends.
*Ceremony development with your input to ensure that your ceremony reflects the personal values and/or spirituality that you both share. We can add in a Sand Ceremony, Handfasting or Unity Candle Ceremony, just to name a few.
*Welcomes same-sex and Military couples
*Flexible scheduling: week days and evening, plus weekends.
*Keepsake paper copy of Ceremony
*Rehearsal facilitation for an additonal fee
*Registration of license after Ceremony
*Fee starts at $125, and depends on location
*Military and Border Patrol get a 20% discount.
If your venue will be in Sierra Vista or Tombstone or Bisbee areas, I'd be happy to help you. At this time I am not traveling to Tucson or Phoenix.
28 Reviews for Sierra Desert Ceremonies
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Kylee A. · Married on 09/25/2020
Kathy was sweet and very helpful in picking out prayers, sayings, vows, etc. She made it less stressful because my husband and I have never been married before. She helped a lot along the way. She is so amazing. She hinted through the ceremony what to say and do next. I am so grateful we had such an amazing officiant who made the ceremony amazing. Thank you so much Kathy for your time and how sweet you are. Thank you!!!Sent on 09/30/2020
Sierra Desert Ceremonies's reply:Loved working with you. Your wedding was amazing too: the site of you coming around the road in the carriage was magical. May your life have many blessings.
Carol B. · Married on 12/03/2019
Older people reunite in marriage (again to the same person)
OMGosh....where do I start. She was awesome from the first time we reached out to her. Very responsive. The vows that she wrote for us was on point. We gave her our history and she developed a ceremony that was just perfect. If you are thinking of getting married in our around Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Tucson, Tombstone, etc., she will not disappoint. Much enjoyed today. Big THANK YOU!!!!Sent on 12/20/2019
Sierra Desert Ceremonies's reply:Carol and Rex, thank you for your awesome words. Your ceremony WAS great because of your story. What fun we had with the impromptu witnesses. Many blessings to you both in your journey ahead.
Amjb · Married on 05/04/2019
Amazing with very short notice
Had very short notice. She helped us add more to the ceremony than we had planned and made it much more meaningful. Very flexible with planning and extremely helpful. So very happy we had KathySent on 05/30/2019
Sierra Desert Ceremonies's reply:Thank you for choosing me. I so enjoy helping you. You both are very special! Good luck and safe travels!
Kathy is GREAT! She is very personable and couldn't be more flexible! She'll build a custom ceremony for you that fits you exactly. She is the perfect person to call when you're planning a last minute ceremony and you need an officiant to make it official!