You said “Yes”, and you’re getting married!
Now it’s time to create a warm and personal ceremony that reflects your uniqueness and beliefs. With the right officiant, it's a fun process. And I’m here to help.
I'm an ordained, non-denominational Minister/Officiant/Celebrant. I conduct non-religious weddings, civil ceremonies, spiritual and faith-based ceremonies throughout the South Bay Area, California, and Roseburg, Oregon. I welcome and love to work with all kinds of couples. This isn't just a job to me, it's my passion!
Whether you desire an intimate elopement or a large traditional wedding with many elements, let me help you create the kind of ceremony you desire. We can also customize your special day with beautiful additions such as family candle lighting, a sand ceremony, wishing stones, hand fasting, a flower exchange, the blending of wines, and more.
I officiate ceremonies at the location of your choosing throughout the South Bay Area, California, and Roseburg, Oregon and I am often available on short notice. I also perform destination ceremonies upon advance request.
I can offer a service to match your expectations and budget. Fees are available for smaller, more informal gatherings such as elopements and commitment ceremonies.
I also perform: vow renewals, memorials (for people and pets), celebrations of life, and blessings of children, homes, offices, pets, projects, and more.
For information you can reach me via the Contact Us page. Please provide your wedding date, location, and the first and last name of both partners. For additional wedding vendor resources, please visit my Vendor Partners page.
"My husband and I are so lucky to have had Kimberly officiate our wedding! After taking a phone call with a rather strange officiant who put forth a weird set of suggestions as to how he'd like the ceremony to run - I was nervous to continue the officiant search. From my very first intro call with Kim, I could tell she would be an absolute delight to work with. Her passion shines through and you can instantly tell that she genuinely cares for each couple she services.
She personalized our wedding ceremony to beautifully reflect who we are, and our values, as well as adding her own beautiful sentiments. I wish I could give her all the stars in the world but I suppose I have to stick with the 5 Google allots."
Jessica S., San Jose, CA
"5 STARS!! I contacted Kim Cope from a google search for wedding officiants after my then fiancee decided at almost the last minute against a destination wedding. (Why spend a day in a gorgeous destination by getting married? What a waste of time. We could spend the day having fun instead. Let's have a very simple, private ceremony at home before the trip.) What amazing luck. Kim exceeded all expectations. She was extremely: flexible regarding our choice of a local venue and flexible for the timing so long as she had no previous commitments. Accordingly, we chose a midweek, midday ceremony. warm and friendly over the phone; even more so in person when we met at the wedding venue flexible regarding the content and format of the ceremony She was very responsive. Before the ceremony, she emailed us a draft ceremony and offered us the ability to make whatever changes we wanted. Her open, friendly, and informal personal style made for a fun, relaxed ceremony as though she had been a best friend for many years. She also has a great sense of humor. I cannot imagine our ceremony could have gone any better than it did!!"
Bob G., San Mateo, CA
"Kim officiated our intimate ceremony in my hometown this past week and I could not recommend her enough. Our service was intimate and small and she tailored the ceremony to fit our needs exactly. Kim crafted a beautiful ceremony. All of our guests said it was one of the most memorable weddings they had ever attended. Thank you Kim for being such a big part of our special day!"
Felicity, Perth, Australia
"Before meeting Kim, I spoke with several Wedding Officiants. I needed something special, and I wanted to find that perfect person to help execute it. As my wedding was a surprise wedding for my groom (yes, really), I wanted someone that had a fun, yet take-charge personality. Kim was perfect! I showed a special video at Bluelight Cinema, where I proposed to him on screen. The lights went on, and Kim swooped him to the front while I was walking down the aisle, dressed in my gown. The timing had not been discussed with Kim, but she took charge and nothing could have worked out more perfectly. She was really fantastic from start to finish."
Shelly, Sunnyvale, CA
"...She was quick to contact us after our inquiry, and flexible enough to meet with us over Skype for our consultation. I knew from the moment we started talking that she was the officiant for us. Not only is she totally easygoing and relaxed, but her passion for what she does shines through. ...Kimberly wrote us a beautiful ceremony that I will remember for some time (hopefully forever!). I am so thankful that we found her and were able to work with her! I recommend her services 100%."
Trevor & Marina M., San Francisco, CA
"We had Kimberly perform our wedding ceremony for us, and she was such a pleasure to work with. Her warm and friendly personality was why we ultimately went with her. We had a simple and short ceremony, but Kimberly put in the time and effort to get to know us. She is very organized, professional, and responsive to our questions. Her caring and positive attitude made the ceremony feel very intimate and personal for us. We were really glad we had Kimberly as our officiant!"
Derek & Virginia, San Jose, CA
"We had Kimberly Cope perform our 25th wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremony. Words cannot express what a wonderful job she did for us.
Kim displays peace, joy, and happiness which bring a sense of calmness to the situation. Kim worked with us and tailored the ceremony to fit our needs, staying in contact the whole way through the revisions. She performed the ceremony in a very caring and professional manner. We will always remember it with fondness."
Tina P., Morgan Hill, CA
"Kim is super friendly, responsible, professional, and organized among other things. We felt super comfortable with her! And any changes or requests we had she would change them without hesitation. She always kept in touch to update us. Kim is such a wonderful person. We highly recommend her to officiate your ceremony."
Stefanny A., Sunnyvale, CA