ELOPEMENT

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An elopement is for couples looking to get married within the next couple of weeks. You can come alone or with a handful of friends or family.

It is intimate, focused, and romantic.

Some of the most magical moments I’ve experienced as an officiant, have taken place with nobody else around except myself and two other people committing themselves to each other in marriage.

The reasons we find ourselves there alone, without a large wedding party and many guests, are vast.

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For some people, their relationship is so precious and sacred that including others would only distract them from the purpose of what they are embarking.

Others are concerned about medical issues, citizenships, and tax rates.

Sometimes couples start planning a large more traditional type of wedding, but decide to just elope because of cost and stress.

I’ve also met couples who want to have a bigger ceremony down the line, but don’t want to wait that long to actually get married.

I have been to beaches, hills, hospitals, and jails, and in every one of those places, with all these different situations, I’ve experienced some powerful and moving moments...

Moments that encompass the depth of a couple’s love...

and capture the beauty of their relationship.

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I try to keep my cost for elopements as low as possible while still providing a wonderful memory that you will cherish for a lifetime.

For those on a budget, I provide options in Los Feliz where you can get married for $140 (at Barnsdale Art Park) or $165 (Griffith Park)

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I've outlined my process below, so take a look at the resources provided and let me know the place, date, and time you want to get married :)

  • Send me an e-mail (or text) or give me a call to see if I'm available for your date. I'll answer any of your questions and let you know if/when I'm available.

  • I'll meet you anywhere in Los Angeles County for $199/weekday (Mon-Thu) or $345/weekend (Fri-Sun), but I also offer a discount ($140/weekday or $275/weekend) if you want to get married in Los Feliz (90027), which is a way to help you keep the cost low.

  • Ceremony


    I only need to ask you both one question to be married,

    "Do you take _____ to be your wife/husband?"

    If you say, "Yes, I do!" then I sign the papers and you're married. However, I often find that couples want something more, so I offer a short ceremony as an option.

    If you prefer the ceremony then I will also send you some wording options for each section of the ceremony (vows, rings, etc...).

    Feel free to customize the short ceremony however you like, or you can build your own.


  • Marriage License

    Either you can bring the marriage license that you picked up at the county clerk's office or I can issue you one for an additional $160

  • The Day

    I'll show up at the time and location of your choosing and legalize your marriage. Please do note that because of the discounted rates for elopements, we do not meet beforehand.

  • The Payment

    You can either pay me that day with cash, check, or Venmo. If you prefer to pay beforehand then I'll send you a Venmo or Paypal invoice

  • Afterwards

    I sign the marriage license and return it to the County Clerk



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