As spiritual humanists we are reverent of the beauty of nature, we honor all spiritual beliefs and respect the many traditions our couples wish to share. We will provide you with a wedding ceremony outline. You may choose your words from our suggestions or you may write your own personal vows which you can share with one another on your wedding day or for those of you that are a bit shy, we will happily read your vows for you.
Our Officiants will perform your ceremony in nature and provide the knowledge and experience to help guide you through this unique and wonderful adventure. Life is an adventure. Begin your lives together under the heavens where the rocks and the trees are listening and the water is your music. Better yet, bring along a Native American flute player to fill the air with sounds that echo from Arizona’s true spirit.
We will happily travel to remote locations, hike for many miles and sleep under the stars.
Non-Denominational Ceremony Officiant
Page, Arizona $550
Grand Canyon South Rim $550
North Rim, Zion, Bryce & Monument Valley $750
Legal Arizona sanctioned officiant to perform ceremony
Minister to assist with creating personalized ceremony
Information on obtaining wedding permit & marriage license
Expert travel advice and knowledge of the area
ALL Travel Costs and Entrance Fees
Not Included: Permits
Special Use Permit
Wedding Ceremony Additions:
Indigenous Blessing: $350
Join Havasu Baaja Diana and Stuart as they share traditional Native American stories and join them in a special wedding blessings for our couple, their family and friends.
Sand Ceremony: $45
A beautiful keepsake and addition to any ceremony in the southwestern landscape sculpted from ancient sand dunes, this ceremony shares the coming together of two unique individuals, blended together, never to be separated again. A perfect option for including children too, the more colors the merrier!
Natural sands from the area the glass for each individual and a glass heart to pour into all packaged and ready for traveling.
Handfasting Ceremony: $95
To “Tie the Knot,” is an ancient tradition which binds us to the sacred hands of our loved one, the one we will walk together throughout this life.
Artisan crafted handfasting tie are available in your choice of color.
Water Vase Ceremony: $45
This ancient, traditional wedding ceremony which honors mother earth through ceramics and water. The importance to ancient cultures of a single vessel, with the sole purpose for wedding ceremony cannot be overstated. In this ceremony, the couple fill a vase with two holes on either side from two containers of water. The single containers representing them both as individuals and all the elements of their past lives. The water mixed in the ceremonial vase representing the couple’s marriage and the inseparability of both the water and themselves. The Bride and Groom then drink from the water vase as a toast to their union. A couple that can drink simultaneously without spilling a drop is anticipated to have good understandings guide them throughout their marriage.
You may bring you own vase or borrow ours.
Blanket Ceremony: $45
In this ancient cultural ceremony, the bride and groom are first wrapped in individual blankets which represent elements of the couples past lives and all that they were. While wrapped in the blankets, the officiant acknowledges the couple’s union. The individual blankets are then removed and then replaced with a single blanket, representing the couple’s dedication to each other, covering them together as they enter into their new shared experience. The officiant blesses their union and welcomes them to join together as one on their new life journey filled with peace and happiness.
You may bring your own, you will need 3 or you can borrow ours.
Destination Wedding Officiants
Chaplain Debra Joaquim leads a team of non-denominational ministers and indigenous celebrants specializing in ceremonies in nature. We are legally sanctioned by the State of Arizona to perform wedding ceremonies anywhere in the state. We will assist you in making sure you secure a marriage license issued by one of the Justice Court locations on the way to your wedding site and assist you with permit requests should they be necessary. We have have over 30 years of experience planning weddings & events in remote locations in Arizona and Southern Utah.
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