Providing Beautiful Wedding Ceremonies
in the San Francisco Bay Area and Beyond
As a wedding officiant, I take responsibility for the big picture of your ceremony, so you can relax and enjoy this important day. My specialty is celebrating your love for each other through meaningful and memorable ritual in a loving environment.
My ceremonies are heartfelt and romantic, spiritual but not religious. They are mostly non-denominational, but can also be traditional. I love to keep it light!
As a minister, my philosophy embraces all major religious traditions, so I’m happy to weave in elements from your spiritual background.
I will construct and craft your ceremony according to your style and personality. Since this is your day, you are welcome to write your own vows, add personal and/or humorous vows to the ceremony, or you can use my tried and true vows.
I like to involve friends and family in the ceremony in gentle and non-threatening ways. This gives them an experience of participation, and it adds to a feeling of connection and support in the room. If you have small or grown children, they can be included in family vows.
I can help create an “out of the box” type of ceremony and am also available for elopements or a one-stop trip to the county clerk for a license, wedding, and authorized certified copy of the license. If you are coming to the San Francisco Bay Area from out of town to be married, I can help you with the process of getting your license, and I have resources for everything you will need, such as, caterers, hotels, flowers, etc. If you want to get married on a yacht on the San Francisco Bay, a historic Victorian church on a hill, a quiet, private redwood grove, the beach, a Marin resort, Mt. Tamalpais, or anything in between, I know of many creative venues.
Whether it’s a gathering of 5 or 500, I will keep the atmosphere light yet sacred, so you can savor this joyful and memorable event. Many wedding guests tell my couples that theirs was the best and most meaningful wedding ceremony they have attended.
Here are a few things you can count on:
• I’m a well-experienced, professional officiant.
• My voice carries, but is also kind and loving.
• I offer sophistication, integrity, and humor.
• I’m always on time, accommodating, and attentive to detail.
• If something “comes up” during the ceremony, such as runaway ring bearers, readers with stage fright, crying children (or adults), I’m flexible, emotionally present, and spontaneous.
Please read the testimonial on the right, and find more reviews here, on my Yelp Business Page.
I am an ordained minister through Centers for Spiritual Living, a denomination that studies the wisdom truths that are common among most religious traditions.
Questions to ask a prospective wedding officiant:
Here is a downloadable PDF file with some useful information about smart questions to ask a prospective wedding officiant along with my answers: Questions-Answers
Getting your marriage license:
Here is a downloadable PDF file with some important information about getting your marriage license: Marriage License Information
Visit my Wedding Resources page to find suggestions for wedding resources, venues, and vendors.
You are welcome to call me with questions at 415 381-9161, or email me at KatherineQ@RicherLiving.org