Elopement, Small Wedding Ceremony & Vow Renewal Officiation
in the Village of Mendocino on California's Majestic North Coast
Elope Mendocino's Mission & Promise to You
Elope Mendocino believes in affirming and honoring the wishes and desires of all it brides and grooms. Knowing that affordability so often plays a key role in wedding plans, I am committed to offering "best value" in small wedding planning. I want you to feel confident that your ceremony is real and authentic and that your beliefs and values are celebrated with dignity and joy.
My duty is to take care of all the details which includes having your marriage license legally recorded. Experience has taught me that flexibility is what makes planning your event a success. Every single ceremony I perform is truly heartfelt with a complete focus on your wishes.
It is a joy and, in fact, an inspirational experience writing your personalized wedding vows. I respect and understand that interfaith marriages have become the “standard” – where love is the common component that ties the magical moment together. I am fully committed in assuring that your ceremony is meaningful whether it’s multi-cultural or non denominational. All paths share very much in common in their desire to unite as committed and loving life partners and friends.
Whether you want a traditional wedding ceremony that incorporates your religious beliefs or one that is spiritually ritualistic, my promise to you is that by the culmination of your ceremony you will feel a true spiritual bond. It will have been styled and tailored and personalized to honor and highlight your traditions in a unique and special way. I value each and every one of my clients and, thankfully, there are many who will bear witness to my promise to honor your very special commitment day.
The hospitality and beauty the North Coast offers is unsurpassed and all inclusive. This, along with affordability, my attention to your ceremonial desires, letter-perfect delivery of your vows and any ensuing celebration ensure your complete satisfaction. No better way to begin a life shared in commitment and love!
Ceremony Officiation Only
As an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church, it is my philosophy that your wedding, elopement, renewal of vows or commitment ceremony is a celebration of love, commitment, and life itself. Together, we'll work to make it a joyful beginning, to create a ceremony that reflects and honors your beliefs and traditions, be they Christian, Interfaith, Non-denominational or Spiritual. My wish is for your ceremony to suit you, not me.
I truly enjoy performing weddings. This is one of the most important events in your life, and to be part of it is both exhilarating and humbling.
It would be my honor to marry you.
Elope Mendocino’s Philosophy on Commitment Ceremonies:
Elope Mendocino believes the most important thing to understand about a commitment ceremony is that it does not involve laws or government agencies in any way. There are no marriage licenses or certificates, and the participants' legal status does not change after the ceremony.
While commitment ceremonies are not recognized as true marriages in California, this does not preclude the fact that people who love one another often want to recognize their love by declaring it in front of family and friends. Elope Mendocino would be honored to help you create and organize the ceremony of your dreams, in a location that is a guaranteed perfect backdrop for your special day. This certainly pertains to same-sex commitments. Elope Mendocino is gay friendly and of the very staunch belief that love cannot be legislated.
I am happy to collaborate with you in creating vows that say, perfectly, just exactly what you wish to be spoken. I am just as happy to deliver the vows of your own choosing and creation!
Custom Vows: $210.00 - Your own Personal Vows: $185.00
Payment may be made using PayPal or, if approved in advance, by personal check.
Elope Mendocino Site Pages:
Vanna Freeberg, Owner & Officiant
Business Hours phone: 707.962.9125