Joel Curtis


Your day, 
your way!

We will work together to create
a ceremony that is uniquely your own.
A one of a kind memory.

       What I love most about being an officiant is the intimacy of the role. I cherish the opportunity to be a part of your special day and contribute to the start of your journey as a married couple. I thrive on the moments of laughter, tears, and heartfelt connection that set the tone for the joyous celebration that follows.

       I believe in fostering love, honor, and connection. With a special focus on all couples and their relationships, I am committed to creating a safe and inclusive space where individuals of all races, backgrounds, and orientations can explore and celebrate their unique journeys. Your wedding day is a significant chapter in your love story, and it would be my honor to be a part of it.  All are welcome. 

About Me

    For over 38 years, I have had the privilege of being a part of the wedding industry.  My journey began as a master of ceremonies, coordinating ceremonies and receptions. Little did I know that my path would lead me to become an ordained minister and officiant, dedicating myself to the amazing task of joining couples in matrimony. I have been specializing in creating memorable and personalized ceremonies for the past 16 years.

    My passion for officiating weddings was ignited when my longtime friend, mentor, and colleague, Reverend Clint Hufft, recognized my ability to connect with couples.  He suggested I become ordained. With his guidance and training, I embraced this new role wholeheartedly, eager to make a meaningful impact on couples’ special days.

    The very first ceremony I performed left an indelible impression on me. Two guests approached me afterward, thanking me for my heartfelt delivery and assumed that I had been officiating weddings for years. Their words affirmed my calling and the path I had chosen. One of my favorite compliments is when someone asks, “How long have you known the bride and groom?” It’s a testament to my commitment to getting to know you and crafting a ceremony that feels personal and authentic. I want your ceremony to be an experience that touches your hearts and the hearts of your loved ones.

Working with Me

    Working with me is easy.  I am professional, and knowledgeable. I have been told I have a calming presence, helping to ease nervousness and guide couples through the ceremony with confidence. As a professional, I respect your vision and your desires for your wedding day. There will be no one there, more calm, than me, focused on directing your attention to each other and creating a ceremony that reflects your unique love story.

      I love the fact that I have never done the same ceremony twice. Each wedding I officiate is crafted specifically for you, ensuring that your ceremony is a true reflection of you, your love, values, and desires. You have complete freedom to create a ceremony that resonates with you, and I will support you every step of the way.

    If you choose to work with me, you can expect a collaborative approach. I will provide you with guidance, options, and the freedom to choose the words and rituals that hold meaning for you. Together, we will create a ceremony that sets the tone for your special day and symbolizes the beginning of your lifelong journey together.

     I have had the honor of officiating weddings locally and internationally, from all the wonderful sites in Los Angeles, to the beautiful countryside of France.  Distance is never an obstacle when it comes to celebrating love.   

My fee for your ceremony is $900.

Travel fees may apply.


Kind Words

Hi Joel,

I just wanted to say thank you again! The ceremony was really beautiful and you were so personable and warm. It was just perfect.


Reverend Curtis,

Thank you so much for your help with Alex & Angela’s wedding.  The ceremony was beautiful! I really appreciate your calm demeanor & easy going attitude.


Dear Joel,

Thank you so much for the amazing job you did with our ceremony. We received so many compliments, and that is no doubt due to how wonderful you were.

Kristi and Brian

Hi Joel,

Nikki and I would like to thank you again for the wonderful ceremony Saturday night.  We could tell we were in great hands right from the start.  You put us at ease, allowing us to focus on each other and the reasons why we were there in that moment.  That set the tone for the rest of the night, which was more memorable and special than we could have imagined.


Hi Joel,

Thank you so much for thinking of us! Charles and I were just talking about what a wonderful job you did officiating our wedding and we will never forget it.  Hope your doing well! 

Charles and Tessa

Hi Joel,

We just got back from our honeymoon last night, and wanted to first of all say thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job for our wedding. We really appreciate the warmth, calmness, and professionalism, you brought to everything, including steering us through, those slight microphone issues.  It was great you were able to stay a bit after the ceremony and chat with our family and friends who all enjoyed meeting you too. It was a wonderful ceremony, and evening. 


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