Weddings By the Sea: in Mendocino and Mexico


Here's a short video of Nansee talking about her wedding ceremonies


“We meet by the Sea to exchange our sacred vows and join our lives in love and gratitude……”

It is a great honor to perform a wedding ceremony. Your wedding will reflect your vision as a couple. It is an opportunity to publicly declare your love for one another and to touch and engage your community and family in support and celebration.

I will work with you to find just the right sentiments for this important rite of passage, starting with a conversation about your vision and needs. Each couple is unique and deserves to have their wedding day reflect that uniqueness. 
I can supply you and your beloved with a sample outline and words to get you started thinking about the tone and style of your ceremony. Throughout the process I will assist you both as you to bring your vision into clear focus. 
I am a non-denominational minister, ordained by the Church of Divine Man, Berkeley, California. I have performed heartfelt weddings, commitment ceremonies, same-sex weddings and vow renewals on the Mendocino Coast since 1983. I also perform bilingual weddings for Spanish-speaking couples. Recently I have expanded my wedding services to Mexico. 

Vow Renewals

A new marriage has its unique vision, challenges and benefits. A seasoned marriage emerges from shared experience transformed. At your vow renewal, you have the opportunity to lay new foundation from a deeper understanding of yourselves and one another, and express your love and gratitude.

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Bilingual Weddings

If you are from a mixed or Hispanic family, consider having your wedding in English and Spanish. A bilingual ceremony will honor and include everyone. Many people travel long distances with a deep desire to be a part of this important moment in your life.

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Kind Words

Nansee was our wedding officiant. Nansee is very kind, gentle, and genuine. She has an honest, authentic presence that truly shows that she is fully present and giving you her complete attention. Nothing phased her--not even the parrot at the ceremony that contributed its own commentary to the proceedings. On a day when we were so nervous, her presence was soothing and encouraging.
– Katherine A. Smith