Hello! I'm Rev. Christa Deane and although I'm officially a wedding officiant, I like to call myself a marriage celebrant. I’ve lived on Tahoe’s beautiful West Shore since 1988. My path to becoming an officiant started after working in a flower shop for a few months and realizing there are A LOT of weddings in Tahoe — and for good reason! This truly is an incredible place to get married. I thought to myself, “What a wonderful job it would be to celebrate marriage.” I found out what it took to marry couples and I started in May of 1998. I was ordained by the Universal Life Church, which believes we are all one; no matter what religion you or I may be, we all live in this world together.

As a marriage officiant, I am excited to be a part of bringing people together. I believe marriage is the ultimate commitment between two people who share goals, ideas, values, and most importantly, love. I also believe the wedding ceremony is a special time when you get to declare your feelings, promises, and dreams to your chosen one, oftentimes in front of your loved ones.

I know marriage is worth celebrating and I also know that the pre-celebration can be stressful — in that space is where I've found my calling. With my many years of experience, I have brought hundreds of couples together, and with that experience, I’ve been able to accomplish keeping the ceremony calm and stress-free. Becoming a marriage officiant has blessed my life in so many ways. I’d be honored to marry you and your partner.

I specialize in elopements and even issue the CA marriage license; we don’t even need a witness. I can help with all the details -- from places to stay, photographers, flowers, and amazing locations to say 'I do.' I look forward to hearing more about your love story and how I can help you celebrate your love and commitment to one another.

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