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Officiant in Arcata, California,
(707) 862-3933
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    Taryn

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  • Paul was a wonderful officiant for our wedding at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. He was flexible and patient with us as we planned our wedding. Paul evenhelped us learn more about the area since we were from out of state and he offered great suggestions for places to visit and see during our stay in a California.

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    Thank you Taryn! It was such a lovely adventure with your daughters to find the perfect spot for your ceremony. Giving them rings was such a beautiful touch. Such a wonderful symbol of family unity. I'm so honored to have been a part of this special time in your lives.

    Zach Porter

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  • Paul was amazing! He was incredibly easy to work with and very flexible. We loved his upbeat personality and the effort he put into making our ceremony perfect. Working with Paul felt as though we were working with someone we knew for years, which really put us at ease. Not only that, but now we have a new friend in the area that we look forward to seeing again. Highly Recommend!

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    I'm so grateful for your kind words, Zach. It was a real delight to meet both of your families. Thank you for including me, it was a real honor to be a part of your wedding.

    Jade Thomas

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  • Paul was absolutely amazing!! He was so personable and took the time to truly get to know us. I couldn’t be happier with how fabulous our ceremony was. I highly recommend him! We love Paul!

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    Thank you so much Jade! It was wonderful to meet you both and be part of your special day. It couldn't have been more perfect.

    Pam Samples

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  • Paul was absolutely amazing in helping us plan our wedding and was so patient walking around with us until we found the perfect spot. The vows he wrote for us were spot on, the ceremony was beautiful and fun! I highly recommend Paul!

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    I'm so very grateful that you included me, Pam and Steve. Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It was truly an honor.

    ANDREA

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  • Paul was fantastic! He helped write a beautiful personal ceremony for our wedding, traveled hours to our beach destination and performed the ceremony perfectly! He was kind, warm, professional, extremely responsive and helpful. We are so happy he was our officiant! Really helped make our special day even more magical. Thank you, Paul!

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    Thank you Andrea! It was a real honor to be a part of your wedding. I'm so glad that the weather cooperated. It was a stunning evening, perfect for the two of you.

    J Walker

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  • The ceremony prepared by Paul was thoughtful and heartfelt and very relevant to our relationship.

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    Thank you Jackie. It was delightful to meet the two of you. I'm so glad that your wedding day and trip turned out so very well.

    Matthew

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  • Paul Marsh was amazing! He really made all the difference at our elopement. He was kind, considerate, and flexible. He has a vast knowledge of the natural environment around Humboldt County, and a great understanding of the logistics required for weddings and elopements. He tailored our elopement to make it our own and it was very special. I will never forget his services as a major part of our big day. I would like to thank him for all the he did and would highly recommend him to anyone who is considering him.

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    You are most welcome. Thank you Matthew! I am touched by your kind words and so very happy that you wedding day was so wonderful for the two of you. I'm honored that you included me.

    Carrie

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  • Paul was outstanding. He made us so comfortable. He gives you all the info you need and answers all your questions. I would recommend him 100 times over !!! You will not be disappointed !!

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    I'm honored by your comments Carrie. Thank you so much. The grove that you chose was so perfect for the two of you. It makes my heart happy to know that your special day went so well.

    Michelle Beck

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  • Paul was a joy to work with. He has an easy, vibrant spirit that brought just the bright energy to our experience that we were hoping for. I would highly recommend his services.

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    Michelle, thank you! I'm so glad that your wedding was such an incredible success. Thank you for the honor of performing the ceremony.

    Brienne

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  • Paul is an amazing wedding officiant! There’s a reason why his reviews are so good, it’s because he is great at what he does!

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    Thank you Brie! I'm so glad that everything went well and that the weather was amazing. I'm honored to have been a part of your special day.

    Allison

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  • Paul was professional, knowledgeable, positive, and wrote an extremely thoughtful service for us. I highly recommend him to anyone trying to plan a wedding in the redwoods in California.

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    I' honored to have performed your wedding ceremony, Allison. Thank you so much for the kind words. It was wonderful to meet the two of you.

    Ashley

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  • Paul was amazing! Being from the East Coast, he made planning a California elopement so easy. He went above & beyond to make sure our wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Paul was definitely to thank for our day being so perfect.

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    Thank you very much Ashley! I'm so glad that everything went smoothy for you. It was such a perfect day. Thank you for including me in your special moment. It was truly an honor.

    Deisy

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  • Paul thank you so much for saving the day! As you remember the wind knocked over our sand ceremony items, I thought I was not able to include this in ceremony anymore. Paul was so amazing he held the sand ceremony vase and we all got to pour some already mixed sand into the vase. Mother Nature was against the sand ceremony and Paul saved the day. We could never thank you enough!

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    You are very welcome, Deisy. I'm so glad we could get everything to work out during the ceremony. It was such a beautiful day to celebrate your love and so wonderful that you could have so many family and friends there. I'm honored that you included me. Thank you. peace and love, paul

    Elizabeth & Brendon

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  • Paul was the perfect officiant for our wedding in Trinidad. We met before hand so he could ask us questions in order to better create our vows after meeting and getting to know us. He wrote such a perfect script. We valued having him as our officiant. His smile is contagious and we were so blessed to find such a wonderful officiant for our special day. Paul is highly recommended.

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    Thank you so much for your kind words and for including me in your special day! Your children looked so adorable with you all together on the beach. I'm glad that everything worked out, just as you wanted.

    alexandra

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  • I do not feel as if I could have found someone better to do our ceremony. My husband and I are Michigan and we had NOTHING planned out but we knew wanted to get married in the redwood forest. I found Paul’s services (weddings in the wild) online so I sent him a message. Minutes later he called me and we discussed my ideal wedding plans (or shall I say my lack of plans). It was one of many phone calls, exchanged emails, ETC. he was there for any of my questions/concerns and he was quick to respond. For me he really was much more than an officiant. He is the whole package. Again, I had nothing at all planned but he was an infinite source of suggestions and recommendations. From his suggestions everything fell into place (flowers, photographer) He knows the business and he knows the area well. He always followed up and when it came closer to the date he talked to my husband and I to get to know us better. This allowed him to write a beautiful and personal ceremony. When he finished wri... Read more

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    Amazing Alexandra! Thank you so much. I'm so happy that your entire wedding adventure went so smoothly. It was an honor and a privilege to be part of your wedding day!

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