Jaime Becktel  |  949.315.0123  |  southwestceremony.com


I came to the art of officiating weddings at the request of two dear friends who were married in 2008 in an ancient stand of redwoods in Big Sur, California. Ceremony has always been a cornerstone of my life, and my travels around the world have deepened my appreciation for this important part of our collective human experience.

Being a part of something so powerful is a gift and an honor, and for as much as I bring to your wedding as an officiant, I am infinitely rewarded to participate in something so profound and sacred. Each wedding ceremony is as unique as the couple getting married and I am always so moved by the process leading up to that special day as I learn the details of your story, the elements of your relationship and why you have chosen each other for life.

I am available to officiate several wedding types, including civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, elopements and vow renewals. My services include customized vows and ceremony design that is unique to each couple. Prior to your wedding day I will sit down with you to learn about every important detail of your love story to make it as magical and unforgettable as possible.

"Jaime has such a bright and fun personality. She is soulful, present, loving, in touch with spirit, and carries a beautiful energy. She projects, speaks with wisdom, reads a crowd well, and knows how to create a beautiful, communal space for ceremony. She really understood what we wanted to create and offered fantastic ideas that took our very special ceremony to the next level. I’m so grateful that this beautiful being officiated our wedding. If you’re looking for an officiant who handles both depth and joy with the same measure - Jaime is your gal!"  -Nancy and Rob


"Jaime was the perfect officiant for my wedding ceremony. She is an incredible speaker and put her heart into each and every word. My husband and I adore her and felt so blessed to have her marry us. I would recommend Jaime to a wedding of any size. She is talented, creative and speaks with so much love, there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience."  -Allison and Travis

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