As spiritual humanists we are reverent of the beauty of nature, we honor all spiritual beliefs and respect the many traditions our couples wish to share. We will provide you with a wedding ceremony outline. You may choose your words from our suggestions or you may write your own personal vows which you can share with one another on your wedding day or for those of you that are a bit shy, we will happily read your vows for you.
Our Officiants will perform your ceremony in nature and provide the knowledge and experience to help guide you through this unique and wonderful adventure. Life is an adventure. Begin your lives together under the heavens where the rocks and the trees are listening and the water is your music. Better yet, bring along a Native American flute player to fill the air with sounds that echo from Arizona’s true spirit.
We will happily travel to remote locations, hike for many miles and sleep under the stars.
Non-Denominational Ceremony Officiant $650
Legal Arizona sanctioned officiant to perform ceremony
Minister to assist with creating personalized ceremony
Information on obtaining wedding permit & marriage license
Expert travel advice and knowledge of the area.
In town assistance, Page-Lake Powell Airport office
Not Included: Permits & Tour
Navajo Nation Permit $100
Horseshoe Bend Tour for couple
Horseshoe Bend Tour for officiant
Additional $500-1600 pp if a tour is booked
Wedding Ceremony Additions:
Sand Ceremony: $50
A beautiful keepsake and addition to any ceremony in the southwestern landscape sculpted from ancient sand dunes, this ceremony shares the coming together of two unique individuals, blended together, never to be separated again. A perfect option for including children too, the more colors the merrier!
Natural sands from the area, separate glasses for each individual and a beautiful glass heart to pour the sands into, which are packaged and ready for traveling.
Handfasting Ceremony: $95
To “Tie the Knot,” is an ancient tradition which binds us to the sacred hands of our loved one, the one we will walk together throughout this life.
Artisan crafted handfasting tie are available in your choice of color.
Blanket Ceremony: $50
In this ancient cultural ceremony, the bride and groom are first wrapped in individual blankets which represent elements of the couples past lives and all that they were. While wrapped in the blankets, the officiant acknowledges the couples union. The individual blankets are then removed and then replaced with a single blanket, representing the couples dedication to each other, covering them together as they enter into their new shared experience. The officiant blesses their union and welcomes them to join together as one on their new life journey filled with peace and happiness.
You may bring your own blankets, 3 are needed, or borrow ours.
Sage Blessing: $25
The burning of incense is a practice found in almost all traditions. In the southwestern deserts we find the sacred sage which is burned as offering to cleanse the body and soul. The smoke serves to protect us as we walk the earth. A wonderful blessing for a couple and family as they begin a new journey.
Ceremony Officiant & Wedding Planning: $850
Includes Additional Assistance:
Help booking wedding tour reservations.
Assistance with securing wedding permit & making payments.
Assistance with back-up plans in case of in-climate weather or government shut downs.
Expert local wedding planner with offices in the Page Airport.
Horseshoe Bend Elopement and Wedding Officiants
Chaplain Debra Mocker Joaquim leads a team of non-denominational ministers and indigenous celebrants specializing in ceremonies in nature. We are legally sanctioned by the State of Arizona to perform wedding ceremonies anywhere in the state.
Indigenous Wedding Ceremony Officiants also available
We will assist you in making sure you secure a marriage license issued by one of the Justice Court locations on the way to your wedding site and assist you with permit requests should they be necessary. We have over 30 years of experience planning weddings & events in remote locations throughout the Grand Circle in Arizona and Southern Utah.
Planning a destination wedding? Let us make it effortless!
As we say “one call can do what 100 emails cannot.”
Call us now to book your dream event.
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All prices subject to change.
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Covid Update : Monumental Arizona Weddings follows all local, county, state and federal rules, regulations, mandates, and guidelines for all events at all locations.
Due to Covid-19 the Navajo Nation is closed until further notice.
This includes all Page, Arizona area slot canyons and private Horseshoe Bend tours.
National Park Service Horseshoe Bend remains open to the public.
Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon in Kanab, Utah, 70 miles north of Page is open.