Sedona Wedding Minister & the Sedona Elopement Weddings Team
Sedona beckons… and we answer the call! All of our Officiants and Wedding Ministers have lived in Sedona for years, drawn to the mystical red rocks by that ongoing search for meaning and beauty. We offer a variety of ceremonies for you to chose from or invite you to write your own so that your wedding ceremony represents your values and beliefs.
Leslie McCandless (M.A.) was a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in both California and Arizona. When she relocated to Sedona from Los Angeles more than 30 years ago, the beauty of the Southwest inspired her to turn her lifelong passion of photography into a career. She retired from her Marriage Counseling practice to attend the Sedona Film Institute and now divides her time between Sedona wedding photography, Sedona wedding videos, and officating at Sedona Elopement Weddings as a Sedona wedding minister and wedding officiant. She is an ordained secular, non-denominational minister.
Reverend Scot: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Scot moved to Los Angeles after college where he was introduced to and began his ‘higher education’ in yoga and Eastern and Western approaches to meditation. He has been living in Sedona since 1989, devoting his time to cultivating the inner arts and bringing these practices, with their many benefits and applications, to others. He was chaplain of St. Sophia Seminary in Sedona.
Patricia: A woman of many talents, Patricia has lived in Sedona for more than 18 years. Originally trained as an attorney (in another life!) she has since taught Yoga, became an ordained minister, sings in a local folk band, works with animals, and above all, has retained her open heart. She loves officiating weddings, and if you are lucky enough to be married by her, her lovely energy will be a blessing to you on your wedding day.
Karen: Involved with Sedona weddings for many years as one of the premier wedding planners in town, she now devotes her time to wedding ministry. From Karen, “I’ve been a minister in Sedona for over 20 years and it still brings me joy! I love officiating marriage ceremonies… As you commit to each other and begin your new life together I am honored to be a part of your special day.”
Photographer Joe Robinson has been photographing the beauty of the Southwest all his life. Originally from Phoenix, his interest in capturing nature in all her splendor intensified when he moved to Sedona ten years ago. Every Sedona wedding he photographs allows him to expand his creative vision and gets him out in the red rocks he loves!
Using state-of-the-art photography equipment, Sedona Elopement Weddings photographers’ years of experience in Sedona have taught them the most beautiful places and best times of day for Sedona wedding photography. Call to discuss a variety of Sedona wedding locations!
Reverend Joel: (Ph.D, CPC, CC, OM) obtained his Ph.D in Divinity, his Masters in Pastoral Psychology and Theology and is a member of the International Board of Pastoral Psychotherapists. He’s an Ordained Minister with the World Congregational Fellowship Church, an inter-faith church, and also a Certified Chaplain with the National Chaplains Corps.