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Marriage With Meaning

Paso Robles , CA
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1304 Crescent Oaks Way
Paso Robles, CA 93446 US (map)

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805-540-9294

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ABOUT US

I am a professional wedding officiant because I believe in strong, vibrant and lasting relationships and have found that the love within marriage is the most wonderful of all. My primary... Read more
I am a professional wedding officiant because I believe in strong, vibrant and lasting relationships and have found that the love within marriage is the most wonderful of all. My primary life's goal is to make the world around me a better place and I put my heart and soul into every ceremony that I write and perform in order to help make your wedding day exceed your expectations.



My approach to performing weddings is born out of my own experience and what I have learned about how enduring, satisfying relationships influence our lives and make us thrive.



When life is boiled down to it's essence, the material world fades in comparison to relationships. Loving another and being loved adds color to a black and white world. In fact, there is nothing else like feeling and knowing that "I am loved" and, in turn, feeling a deep love for that person. Building an unshakable marriage based on genuine heartfelt love and mutual respect is the heart of a full and rich life.



I have been involved with and have chaired several types of relationship-based support groups and workshops, attending hundreds of meetings with people from all walks of life; the focus and goal for all being a healthy and gratifying relationship. Some years ago when my marriage with my wife, Kate, was put to test, to say that we worked very hard to transform our marriage and our own individual lives would be a great understatement. Yet I can assure you that the rewards are priceless! Our marriage is better than anything I ever thought possible.



As I write an original ceremony, I draw upon my background of working with couples, navigating successfully through the issues encountered in marriage in order to build deep, emotionally rich and intimate relationships. The wonderful life lessons which have made my marriage and countless others full and satisfying are part of what I like to incorporate into my ceremonies.



Marriage With Meaning is my heartfelt contribution to the human race, my small gift to those who are celebrating love and commitment and wish to begin their marriage with joyful purpose and with thoughtful meaning. The ceremonies which I write are non-religious, yet I can easily reflect your individual spirituality in a variety of skillful ways. I don't use a "standard ceremony" written for all couples, rather, by asking questions and listening to you talk about your love, your life and where you want to go together, I write a personalized ceremony for you.



Every word in your ceremony is carefully chosen to express the essence of genuine love, a nurturing relationship and an authentic, satisfying marriage. I speak with a relaxed confidence and happy enthusiasm whether your ceremony is just the two of you or with hundreds of guests. When you ask me to officiate your wedding, you can rest assured that your wedding ceremony is in sure, capable hands and a heart of gold. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-Based, No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.

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julie
Wedding:
7/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Me and my husband met with Paul and immediately had a feeling of ease and comfort with him. He spoke with us and heard our 'story' so he could put together what he was going to say at our wedding. Our wedding day came and Paul arrived promptly and was happily chatting away with our family before the ceremony began. Both me and my husband were overwhelmed with what Paul had written for our ceremony, it fit us perfectly! Paul is such a wonderful spirited person and we would recommend him to any couple looking for an officiant for their wedding.
Me and my husband met with Paul and immediately had a feeling of ease and comfort with him. He spoke with us and heard our Read more...
Me and my husband met with Paul and immediately had a feeling of ease and comfort with him. He spoke with us and heard our 'story' so he could put together what he was going to say at our wedding. Our wedding day came and Paul arrived promptly and was happily chatting away with our family before the ceremony began. Both me and my husband were overwhelmed with what Paul had written for our ceremony, it fit us perfectly! Paul is such a wonderful spirited person and we would recommend him to any couple looking for an officiant for their wedding. Read less
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Sherri
Wedding:
7/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Love Paul Howell! He had me at "HELLO"! He is so genuine and caring. Before the wedding he spent time to go over a customized plan that fit us, as a couple. Our ceremony was perfect in every way and we felt blessed to have Paul as our officient. We highly recommend!
Love Paul Howell! He had me at "HELLO"! He is so genuine and caring. Before the wedding he spent time to go over a Read more...
Love Paul Howell! He had me at "HELLO"! He is so genuine and caring. Before the wedding he spent time to go over a customized plan that fit us, as a couple. Our ceremony was perfect in every way and we felt blessed to have Paul as our officient. We highly recommend! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at Ragged Point Inn on 6/25/16. We live in Ventura county so this was a destination wedding for us. From day one, Paul was invested in getting to know us and what we wanted out of our ceremony. We spent time speaking on the phone and exchanging emails since we could not meet in person, and Paul helped us feel reassured that our ceremony would be exactly what we wanted. Paul delivered a personalized, beautiful ceremony for us that we will never forget. Even our guests commented on how much they loved our ceremony. Paul is kind, caring, responsible, organized, and so personable. We are so glad he agreed to officiate our ceremony! He went above and beyond our expectations.
My husband and I got married at Ragged Point Inn on 6/25/16. We live in Ventura county so this was a destination wedding Read more...
My husband and I got married at Ragged Point Inn on 6/25/16. We live in Ventura county so this was a destination wedding for us. From day one, Paul was invested in getting to know us and what we wanted out of our ceremony. We spent time speaking on the phone and exchanging emails since we could not meet in person, and Paul helped us feel reassured that our ceremony would be exactly what we wanted. Paul delivered a personalized, beautiful ceremony for us that we will never forget. Even our guests commented on how much they loved our ceremony. Paul is kind, caring, responsible, organized, and so personable. We are so glad he agreed to officiate our ceremony! He went above and beyond our expectations. Read less
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Marriage With Meaning responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Alex! It was my pleasure to be a part of such an important moment in your lives. I wish you the best!
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Lek
Wedding:
3/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Paul did an excellent officiating our wedding. From our initial consultation (via face time) to the ceremony, Paul was a true professional. I would definitely recommend Paul to my friends if they are in the area looking for someone to officiate their wedding.
Paul did an excellent officiating our wedding. From our initial consultation (via face time) to the ceremony, Paul was a Read more...
Paul did an excellent officiating our wedding. From our initial consultation (via face time) to the ceremony, Paul was a true professional. I would definitely recommend Paul to my friends if they are in the area looking for someone to officiate their wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Paul was easy to work with, prepared, punctual, flexible and thorough. He delivered a polished ceremony that lined up with our expectations, and was less expensive than some of the other officiants we spoke with. Our ceremony was brief, light and enjoyable, as per our wishes. He had many suggestions for options and traditional elements to add as well.
Paul was easy to work with, prepared, punctual, flexible and thorough. He delivered a polished ceremony that lined up with Read more...
Paul was easy to work with, prepared, punctual, flexible and thorough. He delivered a polished ceremony that lined up with our expectations, and was less expensive than some of the other officiants we spoke with. Our ceremony was brief, light and enjoyable, as per our wishes. He had many suggestions for options and traditional elements to add as well. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/2/2016
5.0/5.0
My new husband and I picked Paul and we're so happy we did! We are both true romantics and felt that he matched our passion and appreciation for love and marriage. He was so enthusiastic and responded quickly every step of the way. The ceremony he wrote was so thoughtful and fitting, as he took lots of time to communicate with us about our particular preferences whilst giving us plenty of examples to help us along.
My new husband and I picked Paul and we're so happy we did! We are both true romantics and felt that he matched our Read more...
My new husband and I picked Paul and we're so happy we did! We are both true romantics and felt that he matched our passion and appreciation for love and marriage. He was so enthusiastic and responded quickly every step of the way. The ceremony he wrote was so thoughtful and fitting, as he took lots of time to communicate with us about our particular preferences whilst giving us plenty of examples to help us along. Read less
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Jay
Wedding:
2/23/2016
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Paul Howell. He did such a great job on our special day! From the start he was very responsive and took the time to really get to know us to create tailored ceremony. Although we were on the other coast and 3 hours apart in time zone, he took the time to do a 1 hour Facetime interview. He asked lots or questions and took great notes! Then he followed up with a number of suggestions that we could pick from to build our custom ceremony. Since we are wine enthusiasts and got married at Justin Winery, he was even able to find a segment for a wine toast, a nice touch!

When the day arrived, he was early and well prepared to conduct a flawless ceremony for us! It was truly perfect! He did a fantastic job! I wouldn't have changed anything!

You should use him for your special day too!
I highly recommend Paul Howell. He did such a great job on our special day! From the start he was very responsive and took Read more...
I highly recommend Paul Howell. He did such a great job on our special day! From the start he was very responsive and took the time to really get to know us to create tailored ceremony. Although we were on the other coast and 3 hours apart in time zone, he took the time to do a 1 hour Facetime interview. He asked lots or questions and took great notes! Then he followed up with a number of suggestions that we could pick from to build our custom ceremony. Since we are wine enthusiasts and got married at Justin Winery, he was even able to find a segment for a wine toast, a nice touch!

When the day arrived, he was early and well prepared to conduct a flawless ceremony for us! It was truly perfect! He did a fantastic job! I wouldn't have changed anything!

You should use him for your special day too! Read less
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Kamana
Wedding:
2/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Paul officiated our wedding ceremony in beautiful Avila Beach in February of 2016. From the moment I placed an inquiry with him to the conclusion of our ceremony, he was professional, extremely responsive and also had a lot of great suggestions for us on venues, outside vendors and places to stay while in San Luis Obispo. My husband and I were very happy with his services. Not only did he take the time to get to know us, how we met, how we fell in love, etc but he handled our crazy family with ease and professionalism. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone who is looking for that special touch on your wedding day. Thank you Paul!
Paul officiated our wedding ceremony in beautiful Avila Beach in February of 2016. From the moment I placed an inquiry Read more...
Paul officiated our wedding ceremony in beautiful Avila Beach in February of 2016. From the moment I placed an inquiry with him to the conclusion of our ceremony, he was professional, extremely responsive and also had a lot of great suggestions for us on venues, outside vendors and places to stay while in San Luis Obispo. My husband and I were very happy with his services. Not only did he take the time to get to know us, how we met, how we fell in love, etc but he handled our crazy family with ease and professionalism. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone who is looking for that special touch on your wedding day. Thank you Paul! Read less
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KELSEY
Wedding:
2/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Paul was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding. Up until about a month before our date, my brother was to marry my husband and I. As it approached, my pregnant sister-in-law's due date was moved up, to the point that it made us very nervous to have my brother officiate 6 hours away from the hospital she was due to deliver at. We had to hire someone, as much as we were against it. We were worried that having someone we didn't know officiate our wedding would be impersonal and cold. After doing the research on our options out there, no one but Paul appealed to us, so we inquired to see if he was available. Paul responded very quickly and we scheduled a phone call. After we spoke to him on the phone, we knew we had to have him officiate. He was so genuinely interested in us and our story and his demeanor is so polite and put us at ease. And throughout the process, Paul was courteous, timely, and extremely helpful. He made it easy for us. On the day of the wedding we finally met Paul, and were put to ease even further. He is so kind and genuinely happy. The ceremony was so beautiful. We were able to give our input and personalize the sentiments before hand, but his delivery really blew it out of the park. We had so many loved ones comment on how wonderful and personal and touching the ceremony was. And I still look back on it with the biggest smile on my face. I honestly don't think my brother's ceremony could have even been this good. If you're on the fence between officiants, do yourself a favor and just make a call to Paul. You'll understand what I mean if you get a chance to speak with him. Paul - you were truly wonderful and it was our pleasure to have you part of our wedding. Thank you!!
Paul was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding. Up until about a month before our date, my brother was to marry Read more...
Paul was one of the best decisions we made in our wedding. Up until about a month before our date, my brother was to marry my husband and I. As it approached, my pregnant sister-in-law's due date was moved up, to the point that it made us very nervous to have my brother officiate 6 hours away from the hospital she was due to deliver at. We had to hire someone, as much as we were against it. We were worried that having someone we didn't know officiate our wedding would be impersonal and cold. After doing the research on our options out there, no one but Paul appealed to us, so we inquired to see if he was available. Paul responded very quickly and we scheduled a phone call. After we spoke to him on the phone, we knew we had to have him officiate. He was so genuinely interested in us and our story and his demeanor is so polite and put us at ease. And throughout the process, Paul was courteous, timely, and extremely helpful. He made it easy for us. On the day of the wedding we finally met Paul, and were put to ease even further. He is so kind and genuinely happy. The ceremony was so beautiful. We were able to give our input and personalize the sentiments before hand, but his delivery really blew it out of the park. We had so many loved ones comment on how wonderful and personal and touching the ceremony was. And I still look back on it with the biggest smile on my face. I honestly don't think my brother's ceremony could have even been this good. If you're on the fence between officiants, do yourself a favor and just make a call to Paul. You'll understand what I mean if you get a chance to speak with him. Paul - you were truly wonderful and it was our pleasure to have you part of our wedding. Thank you!! Read less
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Marriage With Meaning responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kelsey and Ryan for asking me to be a part of your wedding. There are not many moments in a person's life as important and memorable than their wedding day, so I'm happy that I had the opportunity to make your ceremony something that you will always remember and gain inspiration from. I sincerely wish you the best in your life together!
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Veronica
Wedding:
1/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Paul was the officiant our wedding at the Madonna Inn and he was absolutely wonderful.
He was able to accommodate us via phone and email since my husband and I live in San Jose.
He talked to us about what was important and what kind of people we are in order to craft a beautiful speech.
He also gave us ideas of the different things we could do and helped with our vows.
Paul was really great and he helped make our day even more special. I highly recommend him!
Paul was the officiant our wedding at the Madonna Inn and he was absolutely wonderful.
He was able to accommodate us Read more...
Paul was the officiant our wedding at the Madonna Inn and he was absolutely wonderful.
He was able to accommodate us via phone and email since my husband and I live in San Jose.
He talked to us about what was important and what kind of people we are in order to craft a beautiful speech.
He also gave us ideas of the different things we could do and helped with our vows.
Paul was really great and he helped make our day even more special. I highly recommend him! Read less
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Marriage With Meaning responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Veronica! If only every couple was as joyful, carefree, giddy and captivated by each other and the ceremony itself as you and Ryan were. It was such a pleasure to see such pure happiness glowing from both of you. Thank you for asking me to be a part of your wedding day!

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