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Taffy Dugan - Wedding and Handfasting Officiant is a wedding officiant service located in Santa Rosa, California. Owner Taffy has been performing diverse kinds of ceremonies for the past 10 years, including non-denominational, interfaith, Pagan, LGBTQIA+, and cross-cultural ceremonies. Taffy specializes in crafting unique rituals for every occasion, and is honored to create ceremonies designed to perfectly suit each couple.

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Taffy Dugan - Wedding and Handfasting Officiant performs two different styles of weddings, and can blend them in various ways if the couple wishes. The first is a non-denominational ceremony, and the second is a hand-fasting ceremony. Handfasting, also known as "tying the knot," is an ancient custom from the British Isles, and was also practiced by some Germanic and Norse tribes. It involves the couple clasping hands as ribbons or braided strings are wrapped around their wrists as a symbol of unity. Whatever your ideal ceremony looks like, Taffy will work with you to bring it to life.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Ceremony Rehearsal

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Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

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No Denomination

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Less than 30 mins.

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Skye W. Married on 12/21/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Taffy Exceeded Our Expectations

Taffy exceeded all our expectations, and we are so grateful to her for facilitating our handfasting ceremony. What a gem! Right from the first moment on the consultation call, she listened closely to the story of our relationship, taking thoughtful notes so she could personalize the ceremony. While we invited Taffy to officiate a ceremony of our own design, she also stepped in (respectfully and with our invitation) as a collaborator in the overall event. Taffy came ripe with creative ideas, a depth of knowledge, and a facility with holding ritual space. On the day of the ceremony, she showed up with professionalism and warmth. The circle she cast was strong, creating an arresting presence and space for the Divine to enter the space to be with us and our guests. Initially, our choice to invite a Pagan Priestess felt precarious, since our guests were a mixed crowd: we wanted the ceremony to be inclusive of all guests but without compromising the sphere of sanctity. She pulled it off beautifully, and even -- we later learned -- left all our guests swooning (even the secular ones)!

We cannot recommend Taffy's services highly enough. Besides being a beautiful presence and a lovely person, she is an incredible officiant. We will remember that day for a lifetime. Thank you, Taffy!
Brian R. Married on 01/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Magical Experience; January 2023

Taffy exceeded all expectations, and we are so grateful to her for performing Our Handfasting Ceremony.
We Are Starting Our 2023 Year Off Right! :D

From the first moment we met for our coffee/consultation, she listened closely to the story of our 15 Year Relationship, and talked about ways she could include Our Love Story to help personalize Our Ceremony.
And then we just kept talking! She is very easy to talk to and just makes the whole process a comfortable one.

From how and when we met in 2008 to getting Engaged while performing "If I Were A Carpenter" by Johnny Cash & June Carter Song for a Lip Sync Battle at his Company Holiday Party in 2016.

And then onto the October 2017 Fires that caused us to postpone Our Original Wedding Plans; to my Father in Law and our Best Friend/Officiant both passing away unexpectedly the year prior and everything in-between.

Taffy was kind & patient and she brought several creative ideas, and adepth of knowledge to the whole ceremony that we wouldn't have had otherwise.

My now Husband 🥰 is a Rustic/Non-Religious Man and I am Witchy/Spiritualistic Woman and our guests ranged in varying degrees of Faith. Taffy took all our ideas and needs and created a Ceremony that moved everyone regardless of their Faith with its emotion. All our friends & family loved her.

My Husband & I cannot recommend Taffy's services enough. She is a beautiful Spirit and a Wonderful Person.

We Will Remember This Day Always.
Thank You & Blessed Be;
From Mr & Mrs. Melton.
Juniper L. Married on 11/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing short of magical

Taffy was seriously the BEST part of our wedding, aside from my beautiful bride of course. She came highly recommended from a Facebook group, and I absolutely understand why. She was thorough, communicative, and very involved leading up to the ceremony. She wrote a beautiful ceremony for us and checked in throughout the process to make sure we were happy and gave us the opportunity to add or remove anything as we wanted. The ceremony itself was magical, and I get teary eyed just thinking about it. She stood in the pouring rain and didn’t rush through anything, and instead embraced the blessing and didn’t miss a beat. She is LGBTQ+ friendly, affordable, handled all the paperwork, was happy to travel, and even checked in with us the following day to see how we were doing. If you are looking for the most sincere, thoughtful and downright amazing officiant, Taffy is your person!
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