My name is Reverend Patty Spicer and I am known as the master of the exceptional personalized wedding ceremonies in The Desert – the greater Palm Springs, California area. I am passionate about extraordinary non-denominational wedding ceremonies that are special, unique, and memorable of each couple’s love story. My dedication […]

Welcome to My New Blog

“Rev. Patty Spicer, Wedding Officiant/Minister of An Exceptional Wedding, has won The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 pick!” Thousands of brides were asked by The Knot and The Wedding Channel to rate and review their best wedding vendors for their annual list of the best wedding venues and top wedding […]

The Knot Best of Weddings 2013

As a Wedding Minister in the Palm Springs area, I am constantly reminded that we have the perfect climate, beautiful and spectacular locations, and “playground” activities that attract destination weddings.  Weddings are made of romantic memories and strong emotions. Families and friends reunite for the joyous occasion. Weddings are affairs […]

Affairs of the Heart

As a Palm Springs, CA Wedding Officiant I think this is an important question when I co-create the wedding ceremony with the couple. I ask the Bride if she wants to be “given into marriage” or “presented into marriage.” Her response depends a lot upon the kind of wedding day […]

Who Gives This Bride in Marriage?

Little girls often act out and fantasize about fairytale weddings and looking like a beautiful princess bride. When they grow up, their different life experiences may lead them a different direction.   As you begin to think about your wedding plans, theme, venue, size of wedding party and guest list, and budget, […]

What Kind of Bride Are You?

Have you been thinking about what kind of wedding customs you want to incorporate into your ceremony? Do you imagine yourself joyously experiencing all the familiar beautiful traditions that you have dreamt about since childhood? Have you ever wondered if their history makes sense for you or if you would […]

Playing with Tradition (Part 2)

Are you planning to include traditional customs in your celebration? Some couples are setting aside quaint, archaic wedding customs. You might be surprised to learn their sources and if they are right for your wedding. Many customs observed today evolved from those practiced centuries ago. Some remain the same even […]

Playing with Tradition (Part 1)