Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Cambria, California 93428
From the vineyards to the ocean—all of California’s beautiful Central Coast. Will also travel to destinations outside San Luis Obispo County.
Rev. Marlene Morris is a non-denominational minister specializing in the creation of meaningful, custom ceremonies. She firmly believes your ceremony should be a reflection of your personality and a fulfillment of your vision. Whether you are planning an elaborate wedding or a private ceremony, Marlene will listen and work with you to create a ceremony that honors your wishes.
Rev. Marlene is also available to perform:
She can also assist with personalized vows, hand fasting, memory boxes, sand blending, children’s ceremonies, and many more custom-designed moments.
Personalized, inspiring, unique.
I have been doing this for over 25 years. I not only have the experience, but also listen and have the heart to make a wedding ceremony a dream come true. Every ceremony is customized and unique because every couple is special.
That we are wedding planners. I focus exclusively on the ceremony and making it perfect.
I was the senior minister of a church in Southern California for 20 years. I moved to the Central Coast to get away from the stress of the big city. After a year or so, I realized how much I missed being with people and supporting them in the momentous moments of their lives. Weddings seemed to be the perfect outlet for my talents and my desire to make a positive difference.
People are my inspiration—I really love them and am inspired by the gifts, tangible and intangible, that everyone has to offer. My greatest desire is to create a ceremony that not only inspires and celebrates, but one which, in walking back down the aisle, the bride and groom look at one another and say "that was just what we dreamed of."
Oh so many. Loved the dog that sat on the bride's train throughout the wedding, and another pup that couldn't understand why he couldn't walk back down the aisle with mom and dad. My two most memorable weddings: marrying my daughter to the man she loves, and marrying my first husband to his second wife (who better?). They both agreed, prior to calling me to ask if I would do their weddings, that they'd never been to a better wedding than the one they saw me do—and they wanted that for themselves.
Knowing that the bride and groom are moved, inspired and thrilled with the ceremony.
Patience and flexibility.
Really ask for what you what. Nearly all things really are possible. Don't let other people talk you out of/into something if it isn't your dream.
The ability to bi-locate. I just hate to turn anyone down because I'm already booked someplace else.
Enthusiastic, optimistic, supportive… (can I also have "warm"?)
Wow, hard question, I like so many. There's a little gem of a movie called The King of Hearts that I especially love.
Oh too many words of wisdom from so many great minds. I love Einstein and Emerson and Bill Shakespeare—they've said a good thing or two.
First, remember your love. It will put all other issues into perspective.
When I'm not doing weddings, I write books. I have published several.
I'd be in public speaking—it really is my greatest gift and first love.
Feet up, glass of wine in hand, looking out over the amazing little forest that is my home.
Too many cats indoors. Outdoors there are deer and squirrels and all sorts of feathered friends.
I just love food. I'm pretty easy. Ragged Point on the road to Big Sur has a view to die for. Buono Tavola in Paso Robles is wonderful. I have favorites in LA too, but don't get there too often.
- Central Coast Beach Area and San Luis Obispo
- Paso Robles and the Central Coast Wine Country
- Santa Barbara
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“Marlene was fantastic.”
“It was exactly the ceremony we wanted, and the sand blending and wine box portions that she suggested were very special touches.”
“We had endless compliments about Marlene. So many of our guests came up to us afterwards raving about the content of her ceremony.”
“Marlene was very clear and well spoken. We were so very happy with the way she delivered the ceremony and her overall service.”
“It felt more like planning with a friend or sister, though she was always very professional. Best of both worlds.”
“Marlene made us feel very comfortable from day one.”
“She listened carefully to every detail and accommodated anything and everything we wanted.”
“For any couple—regardless of gender, budget, or beliefs—if you want your wedding to go off without a hitch, then go with Marlene and A Central Coast Wedding.”