Elopements used to be about two people running off and getting married in secret, but not anymore! Eloping now refers to simple ceremonies that have a small guest count (typically less than 10 guests), no setup, and are often in not-so-traditional locations. Having a California elopement gives you a wide range of settings and styles to choose from so you can celebrate your marriage in a simple, fun, and meaningful way!

Malibu California elopement

As Featured on Simply Elope

I LOVE being a part of these ceremonies! It’s a chance to let go of all the drama and worrying over planning to focus on celebrating your love in a way that is personal and memorable to you. With two elopement services to choose from, I can provide you the simple California elopement you’ve been dreaming of without all the stress.

The Quickie - Off-Season Special
Only available Dec thru Feb & scheduled up to 4 weeks in advance
Pre-written ceremony with no customization performed at your chosen location
No set-up and 10 guest max means no permits required*
Travel limited to 55 miles from my location**
I Do - Sweet & Simple
Guidance on the marriage license and certificate
Beautifully written custom ceremony performed by an award-winning officiant (that's me!)
No set-up and 10 guest max means no permits required* and no stress
Sweetheart Package: The Genuine Epic Elopement Experience™
Planning & coordination assistance from finding an amazing location & accommodations to assisting with your vows
Guidance on the marriage license and certificate
Bouquet and boutonniere presented to you upon arrival at your ceremony site in your chosen style and colors
Beautifully written custom ceremony performed by an award-winning officiant (that's me!)
No set-up and 10 guest max means no permits required* and no stress!
Two hours of professional photography with one of my amazeballs photographers (see below)
Guaranteed 40 edited images digitally delivered within 6 weeks

*Not required in most public locations if these conditions are met

**My location so you can calculate mileage

Here are a few samples from my photographers…

Jenn of Jenn & Pawel Photography

Epic elopement photography

Jenn & Pawel Photography

Alan of Simply Perfect Images

epic california beach elopement

By Simply Perfect Images

Keri Rico Photography

Intimate California desert elopement

Keri Rico Photography

Michelle Dudley Photography

Michelle Dudley Photography


Here’s what my couples are saying…

We found Minister Marie after doing some Google research and couldn’t be happier with our choice to have her as our wedding officiant. We loved everything about the experience: her nicely designed homepage and social media, her thoughtful emails and reminders, the questionnaire and skype talk where she got to know us, and of course, the ceremony at our dream location!!!  Marie has a very lovely, positive attitude, is extremely well organized and did a great job at making our wedding special. We happily give her five stars for the amazing job she’s doing in making this special day a perfect experience!
Marah G. on Yelp

Joshua tree california elopement


My partner and I didn’t want the whole formal ceremony… I didn’t want the court house thing…. so we decided to do the simplest of weddings. Since I was setting everything up from a state away, I was super nervous about making things perfect. We happened to find Minister Marie at Let’s Get Married SoCal. She put me at ease with her expert advice, and helped us with the simplest of ceremonies that met our needs perfectly. She helped us pick THE perfect location and performed a ceremony that fit the two us perfectly. Minister Marie was extremely friendly and professional. We both were very happy with everything she did and the services she provided for us.
Eddie on Yelp

Griffith Observatory California elopement


Minister Marie was a wonderful officiant. My wife and I visited California, from states away, to get married on the beach. We planned the entire wedding from far away, and Marie was so helpful. She made us feel confident about our choice of location. She let us customize the vows to exactly what we wanted them to be. She was on time. Most importantly, she was great during the ceremony. She even brought tissues for me, just in case. 🙂 I highly recommend her services, as she handled everything very professionally and really made the “details” seem easy. She also has a great personality. 🙂 We talked to a couple of officiants before choosing Let’s Get Married SoCal, but I can honestly say now, that if you are on the verge of deciding, choose her. Highly, highly recommend!
Andrea C on Yelp

Do you have more questions about your California elopement? Fill out the form below and I’ll be happy to respond to you personally. Is your question super quick? Text me at 714-955-2773 for a fast and easy answer.