Whether you're looking for a short and sweet elopement or a grand and elaborate customized ceremony, I am ready to help make sure you have the wedding of your dreams! With rigorous theological training, years of experience leading services, and comfort and confidence while public speaking, I am prepared to craft a wedding ceremony that is meaningful and reflective of you and your relationship. While my background is in the progressive Christian church, I am comfortable with interfaith rituals, secular ceremonies, and creating a service that meets the needs of you and your families. I am unabashedly affirming of LGBTQ+ relationships, celebrate the trans and non-binary community, and am honored to officiate queer weddings, including polyamorous commitment ceremonies. I also hold space for couples to do intentional growth work through relationship chaplaincy. Contact me to get started planning your wedding ceremony!
My husband and I were fortunate to have Candace as our wedding officiant. I had met Candace at my church where she worked, and I was always so impressed with her friendliness, professionalism, and attention to detail. She brought those qualities and more to our wedding. We had a multi-faith, multicultural wedding, and she strived to make both of us feel valued and included. Many wedding guests told me how they appreciated what she said and how she said it. We agreed! We wholeheartedly recommend Candace and think that she'll be the best officiant for your wedding!
- Kathy + Randy
All Digital Photo and Video
Candace was, and is, incredible. We are a queer couple, and I am trans. She wove together a ceremony incorporating poetry, a short non-religious bible verse, and a reading from the Supreme Court decision legalizing marriage equality. Everybody from our sweet queer community to our catholic aunts and uncles continues to reach out to say how outstanding the ceremony was. We felt super seen as queer people and are so grateful to Candace!
- Jack + Dani
Studio XIII Photography
Woods + the Wild has been featured as one of the best wedding officiants in Colorado Springs by WeddingVenture.com.
Candace was amazing at our ceremony!
We planned everything within 2-3 weeks and she made the entire process smooth and easy for us. I felt comfortable from the initial interview to the blessing at our ceremony! I absolutely loved how she carried herself and her personality fit ours so well!
- Jocelyn + Cody
Breeanna Kay Photography