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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.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved having Paul as the officiant for our ceremony. We were looking for somebody to perform a simple civil ceremony that would incorporate aspects from both of our cultures (I was raised Catholic and my husband is Indian). Paul offered so many helpful suggestions when it came time to planning out the ceremony and choosing the vows, and he adapted easily when we selected some more non-traditional readings and parts of the ceremony that were meaningful to us. On the big day, Paul was fully engaged in our ceremony (despite being in pain from a knee injury that I didn't even know about until after the wedding), and we had multiple guests comment on how heartfelt the ceremony was and how sincere and genuine the officiant was in leading it.
We loved having Paul as the officiant for our ceremony. We were looking for somebody to perform a simple civil ceremony Read more...
We loved having Paul as the officiant for our ceremony. We were looking for somebody to perform a simple civil ceremony that would incorporate aspects from both of our cultures (I was raised Catholic and my husband is Indian). Paul offered so many helpful suggestions when it came time to planning out the ceremony and choosing the vows, and he adapted easily when we selected some more non-traditional readings and parts of the ceremony that were meaningful to us. On the big day, Paul was fully engaged in our ceremony (despite being in pain from a knee injury that I didn't even know about until after the wedding), and we had multiple guests comment on how heartfelt the ceremony was and how sincere and genuine the officiant was in leading it. Read less
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Marriage With Meaning responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words and the cheerful synopsis of your wedding. Yes, it was a unique blending of different cultural traditions, and that's what made it special! I very much enjoyed every moment and I wish you both the best!
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Maria
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Wedding Day - October 15, 2016! The absolute BEST wedding officiant you will ever find! Paul was the best decision we made in the entire wedding process. Paul did an excellent job of walking us through the process and planning a ceremony that was tailored precisely to us. And, the ceremony itself...We cannot thank him enough for the wonderful job he did. Paul is warm, genuinely engaging person, and gave a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony. He did such a great job personalizing our ceremony and connecting with both us and our guests. Once again Paul, Thank you! Your are awesome!!
Wedding Day - October 15, 2016! The absolute BEST wedding officiant you will ever find! Paul was the best decision we made Read more...
Wedding Day - October 15, 2016! The absolute BEST wedding officiant you will ever find! Paul was the best decision we made in the entire wedding process. Paul did an excellent job of walking us through the process and planning a ceremony that was tailored precisely to us. And, the ceremony itself...We cannot thank him enough for the wonderful job he did. Paul is warm, genuinely engaging person, and gave a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony. He did such a great job personalizing our ceremony and connecting with both us and our guests. Once again Paul, Thank you! Your are awesome!! Read less
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Marriage With Meaning responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Maria for such a glowing review! Yes, your ceremony was quite lovely and I'm so grateful that I could be a part of it. Thanks again and I wish you a wonderful life together.
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Paul did an amazing job for our ceremony! We live out of state so the day of the wedding was the first time we had met him. He was very good about contacting us over the phone, emailing us readings and different types of vows we could choose from. He also contacted us a month before asking for things Chris and I love about eachother and incorporated that into the ceremony which was very special. We highly recommend Paul! He did an amazing job and made our day very special.
Paul did an amazing job for our ceremony! We live out of state so the day of the wedding was the first time we had met Read more...
Paul did an amazing job for our ceremony! We live out of state so the day of the wedding was the first time we had met him. He was very good about contacting us over the phone, emailing us readings and different types of vows we could choose from. He also contacted us a month before asking for things Chris and I love about eachother and incorporated that into the ceremony which was very special. We highly recommend Paul! He did an amazing job and made our day very special. Read less
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Marriage With Meaning responded with the following comments:

Shannon and Chris: Your wedding was so unique and so wonderful. The way the barn looked with the horses in their stalls and everyone dressed in their formals, sitting on hay bales, cheering you on, I'll never forget it! The two of you were very sweet and focused on each other and I really enjoyed watching you bond. I wish you the best in your adventures through life together!
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Kelsey
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Paul did a great job officiating our wedding and we received quite a few compliments about the ceremony he wrote. He was very friendly and easy to work with, and he assisted us with sending in the signed marriage license, and also sent us a copy, so there was nothing we had to worry about after the wedding. His price was reasonable, and the ceremony he wrote was pretty much exactly what we wanted. If you need an officiant on the Central Coast, Paul is a great choice!
Paul did a great job officiating our wedding and we received quite a few compliments about the ceremony he wrote. He was Read more...
Paul did a great job officiating our wedding and we received quite a few compliments about the ceremony he wrote. He was very friendly and easy to work with, and he assisted us with sending in the signed marriage license, and also sent us a copy, so there was nothing we had to worry about after the wedding. His price was reasonable, and the ceremony he wrote was pretty much exactly what we wanted. If you need an officiant on the Central Coast, Paul is a great choice! Read less
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Lucas
Wedding:
9/18/2016
5.0/5.0
It was such a pleasure having Paul officiate our wedding. We are so happy that we were able to find him and deeply appreciate his expertise! Paul is very insightful and from the first meeting we had together, he was able to create a customized ceremony that was really special for us and our guests. He's very attentive, supportive and thoughtful which made us feel relaxed planning our ceremony. He guided us in writing our vows, selecting aspects of our ceremony and explaining marriage licenses. Paul has excellent communication and was always prompt in responding to emails. On the day of the event he arrived early and assured us that once we were at the alter he would take care of everything, and he did! We even had a heat wave that weekend and Paul was such a professional conducting our ceremony in 103 degree heat. Lastly, after the ceremony he chatted with many of our guests before heading out. Everyone had such wonderful things to report about Paul and his thoughtful sentiments and advice that he shared during the ceremony. On his website Paul explains that he strives to create a ceremony that is meaningful and that is exactly what we got! We selected the perfect officiant in Paul and we know he'll be perfect for you too.
It was such a pleasure having Paul officiate our wedding. We are so happy that we were able to find him and deeply Read more...
It was such a pleasure having Paul officiate our wedding. We are so happy that we were able to find him and deeply appreciate his expertise! Paul is very insightful and from the first meeting we had together, he was able to create a customized ceremony that was really special for us and our guests. He's very attentive, supportive and thoughtful which made us feel relaxed planning our ceremony. He guided us in writing our vows, selecting aspects of our ceremony and explaining marriage licenses. Paul has excellent communication and was always prompt in responding to emails. On the day of the event he arrived early and assured us that once we were at the alter he would take care of everything, and he did! We even had a heat wave that weekend and Paul was such a professional conducting our ceremony in 103 degree heat. Lastly, after the ceremony he chatted with many of our guests before heading out. Everyone had such wonderful things to report about Paul and his thoughtful sentiments and advice that he shared during the ceremony. On his website Paul explains that he strives to create a ceremony that is meaningful and that is exactly what we got! We selected the perfect officiant in Paul and we know he'll be perfect for you too. Read less
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Marriage With Meaning responded with the following comments:

Lucas, your words are very kind and thoughtful! It was a pleasure to get to know you and be a part of such an important part of your lives. Talking with your families and friends, I found them to be genuinely dear people, a reflection of the two of you. You have a wonderful future ahead together and I wish you the best!
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Joaquin
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Paul was wonderful! My husband and I met up with him two times in person (busy schedules) and kept in touch by text and email.
He is such a kind and giving person and brought a peaceful presence and a joyous spirit to our meetings and to the big day as well!
He got to know us well enough to tailor such a genuine and heartfelt ceremony.
I highly recommend him!
Paul was wonderful! My husband and I met up with him two times in person (busy schedules) and kept in touch by text and Read more...
Paul was wonderful! My husband and I met up with him two times in person (busy schedules) and kept in touch by text and email.
He is such a kind and giving person and brought a peaceful presence and a joyous spirit to our meetings and to the big day as well!
He got to know us well enough to tailor such a genuine and heartfelt ceremony.
I highly recommend him! Read less
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Marriage With Meaning responded with the following comments:

Seldom do I meet couples with such a strong foundational relationship. Getting to know the two of you was a real gift to me. I wish you the best!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I love Paul! From the very first meeting we knew he was the one to officiate our wedding! He is so kind and thoughtful and quickly grasped the relationship my husband and I have. He is very personable and wrote such a beautiful ceremony! There is no way I could have written it any better myself. Everything he said just touched us and was so wonderful! He knew exactly what to say to make our ceremony completely perfect just for us! We highly recommend Paul to anyone wanting the perfect ceremony that matches their relationship in the most unique way. There was no one else we would have rather had standing up with us and be witness to the best day of our lives. Thank you Paul for helping to make our day so special and one that we will never forget!!
My husband and I love Paul! From the very first meeting we knew he was the one to officiate our wedding! He is so kind and Read more...
My husband and I love Paul! From the very first meeting we knew he was the one to officiate our wedding! He is so kind and thoughtful and quickly grasped the relationship my husband and I have. He is very personable and wrote such a beautiful ceremony! There is no way I could have written it any better myself. Everything he said just touched us and was so wonderful! He knew exactly what to say to make our ceremony completely perfect just for us! We highly recommend Paul to anyone wanting the perfect ceremony that matches their relationship in the most unique way. There was no one else we would have rather had standing up with us and be witness to the best day of our lives. Thank you Paul for helping to make our day so special and one that we will never forget!! Read less
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Marriage With Meaning responded with the following comments:

I'm so happy for the two of you! I talked with many of your family and friends at your wedding and heard so many great things about you, by the time the ceremony started I felt really positive! You were both such a pleasure to work with and I'm sure you will always remember your wedding day with fondness.
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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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