Weddings In The Wild

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About Weddings In The Wild

Weddings In The Wild is a go-anywhere wedding officiant in Northern California. Paul Marsh is a wedding officiant who serves couples that want a one-of-a-kind wedding, nearby in nature or deep in the wild. He is an officiant, concierge and adventurer with more than 40 years of experience. Ceremony performances are joyful and heartfelt.

Services Offered
Paul creates custom ceremonies to meet your personal needs. He works to reflect your style and helps you with vows. Paul offers concierge services to help with planing destination weddings. Acting as a planning assistant to help with decision making and providingng insights on location, travel, marriage licenses, and logistics. Whether you want a formal wedding, a small gathering or just the two of you. Paul will be honored to officiate your wedding nearby in nature or deep in the wild.

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Cindy Schmidt · Getting married on 06/04/2021

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    Paul Marsh was the perfect officiant for our perfect ceremony. We love him.

    Paul was all that we hoped for and more. Most importantly he gave us beautiful words for the ceremony. He created a beautiful moment for us, due to his thoughtful words and kind and open spirit. We could feel that he was blessing us with his words, and we felt a connection to him even though in many ways we were strangers, having only met previously online. Yet through the emails and the phone calls in advance of the ceremony, and due to the information he learned about us in those interactions and wove into the ceremony, we felt like we were being married by a true friend. Because we did a "confidential marriage license" there was no requirement for a witness, so it was just Paul and us, meaning no photographer etc. Somehow Paul juggled the ceremony itself and yet snapped some beautiful photos during the ceremony, without breaking the rhythm of the intimate moment. We could not have found the more perfect officiant for our perfect little ceremony.

    Sent on 05/05/2019

    Weddings In The Wild's reply:

    Thank you Cindy. I am humbled by your thoughtful comments and delighted that everything went as you had hoped. It was so fun to meet you both and spend time exploring as we hunted for photo's afterwards. peace and love, paul
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    John Woz · Getting married on 10/03/2020

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    Paul made it easy and meaningful, the Redwoods made it majestic.

    We wanted to be married in the Redwoods by ourselves. Celebrating with family and friends could wait till we got back home. Planning it from across the country seemed difficult and time-consuming. Then we contacted Paul Marsh. From the time we traded our first e-mails with Paul, we relaxed and did what he told us to do. He interviewed us through face-time, wrote the ceremony to include much that he learned from us during that interview and a couple of shorter phone calls. Sent us the ceremony to be reviewed and edited (very little that we wanted to change). Paul helped us write our vows and gave us some suggestions for locations near Crescent City. We did everything he told us to do at the Courthouse that morning. (It was a breeze since we had all of the information that he said we would need.) And that afternoon he performed the ceremony in a gorgeous spot amongst 2000 year old trees. It rained, but he brought umbrellas. And he took pictures after the ceremony. Paul help us create the perfect wedding for us. Thanks, Paul.

    Sent on 04/30/2019
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    Weddings In The Wild's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, John. I am so very glad that the day went so very well for the two of you. It was wonderful that the rain provided a glorious bit of good luck wishes from Mother Nature. And, a fun adventure.
    peace and love,
    paul
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    Heather Mierisch · Married on 07/14/2019

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    Steve & Heather's Wedding Day

    Paul made our wedding day SUPER special. We are from out of town with very little knowledge of elopement and Paul's website was easy to find and navigate. I texted Paul the day I found his website with an instant response. He emailed me the details of the officiant packages he offers that were clear and concise. He gave us space to decide whether we wanted to use his services, and was elated when we did! Paul makes you feel like a friend, and he responds very quickly to any inquires we had. He was so accommodating and helpful in which areas we could go, and wrote beautifully for our ceremony. The way he correlated the redwoods with relationship had us both in tears. We would highly recommend having Paul as a part of your ceremony. He also recommended a handful of photographers which was life saving! We went with Kate who was incredible and had worked with Paul before. It was super special.

    Sent on 07/14/2019

    Weddings In The Wild's reply:

    Thank you so much Heather! It was so fun to pull this all together in such a short time. I am over the moon happy for you guys and delighted that you are so pleased. It was an honor to be a part of your elopement.

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Weddings In The Wild FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 400.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 200.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)? $ 100.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union
  • What services do you provide? Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-Based, No Denomination, Pagan
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY
  • What languages do you speak? English

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  • Arcata Arcata, California, 95521 See on map
    707-764-6708 (Phone number)
    Mon - Sun: 10a-7p Pacific Time

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