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Officiant in Santa Cruz, CA,
(303) 506-8319

About Us

Naomi Rose is a multi-award winning wedding officiant. She creates one of a kind, community rich, love story focused wedding ceremonies that help couples joyfully and powefuly transition into the next beautiful phase of their lives!

Some of the things couples have said about her wedding ceremonies include:

“Our ceremony was purely and honestly of another universe. I'm still in awe of how beautiful that experience was. Naomi really helped us cross the threshold of marriage, and we are forever grateful for everything she's done for us.” -Shane, Carmel Valley Ranch

"Thank you again for the amazing gift to us of that beautiful ceremony. It was art in action, and it was beyond meaningful.”

"It was everything I’d hoped for, and more than I could have imagined. It absolutely felt like a ritual, rite of passage, and sacred ceremony... exactly what I wanted it to be AND somehow more than I thought it could be."

“By far, our favorite part of our wedding was the beautiful ceremony Naomi created just for us.”

"If you are fortunate enough to have Naomi as your wedding officiant, you will have an experience that neither you, nor your guests, will ever forget."

Services Offered
Naomi Rose writes and performs original, custom, written-just-for-you wedding ceremonies for couples of all colors, creeds, races, religions, genders and sexual orientations. Most of the couples who seek her out identify as secular, atheist, agnostic, spiritual but not religious, alternative, earth-honoring, nontraditional, inter-spiritual, multi-faith, Jew-ish and unaffiliated. Her rave reviews on WeddingWire, Yelp and The Knot reflect her passion and dedication to wedding ceremonies that enliven, inspire, engage and delight couples and their communities. Naomi Rose is active on Instagram and you can follow her there @santacruzofficiant. She is the author of a popular blog about unique wedding ceremonies, nonreligious wedding ceremonies, LGBTQIA+ wedding ceremonies, Jew-ish wedding ceremonies, spiritual-but-not-religious wedding ceremonies, secular wedding ceremonies, multi-faith wedding ceremonies, earth-based wedding ceremonies, and outdoor wedding ceremonies, neo-pagan wedding ceremonies and more. Naomi has special expertise with interfaith, mixed-faith, mulit-faith and Jew-ish wedding ceremonies.

Naomi Rose has more than 15 years of training and experience in ceremony creation and facilitation. Her education includes a BA in creative writing from Queens College, CUNY, a background in theater and public speaking, 2 years of ministerial training with the Center for Sacred Studies, and certification as a Life Cycle Celebrant from The Celebrant Institute and Foundation. Additionally she has apprenticed with master ceremonialists in various traditions of ritual, ceremony and prayer. Since beginning Santa Cruz Officiant in 2015, Naomi Rose has performed over 150 wedding ceremonies, become a founding board member of the Slow Weddings Network, and won multiple awards on the top wedding websites, including WeddingWire and The Knot. Naomi Rose takes couples under her wing, guides them and loves on them on one of the most important days of their lives. As well, Naomi helps couples stay grounded, present and connected when they get lost in the wedding planning, and it all becomes a bit too much.

Areas Covered
Santa Cruz Officiant performs custom wedding ceremonies in the city of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Mountains, including Los Gatos, and all along the coast between Big Sur and Half Moon Bay (including Pacifica, Carmel Valley, Monterey County, Carmel By The Sea, Slow Coast, Pescadero, Davenport, Bonny Doon, Boulder Creek, and La Selva Beach). She occasionally performs ceremonies San Mateo and Santa Clara counties as well. Some of her favorite venues to officiate at include Nestldown, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Holman Ranch, Gardener Ranch, Carmel Valley Ranch, Rancho Don Bosco, Rancho Soquel, Seuoia Retreat Center, The Holly Farm, Waterfall Lodge, Regale Winery and Vineyards, The Mountain Terrace, and Sand Rock Farm.

Jessa Orluk

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  • I’m so happy we found our way to Naomi during the wedding planning process. Not only is she a complete professional, but put together a ceremony that spoke to our intentions better than we could have ever said ourselves. Because of Naomi, our elopement felt like so much more. It was a true rite of passage, a moment that weaves both of our lives together seamlessly. Her advice and wisdom along the way was a comfort while our plans were shifting underneath our feet due to COVID. I *highly* recommend her, especially if you are looking for a transformative ceremony experience.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    CA, CO

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