Your Wedding

Your Way

Your Memories

       Non-denominational Minister

       Retired Catholic Priest

"Find and celebrate the wedding ceremony that is HIDING within your relationship..."
This is what I do for you.

All of us are tired of boring weddings. How many times does the priest, minister, rabbi, or judge, seem to go off on his/her own agenda during the ceremony? How many times the ceremony seems TOO SHORT or TOO LONG. I use my 12 years of seminary training and then my 38 years of planning and celebrating weddings, to help you find your ceremony - the ceremony that is "yours". It might end up being a very "traditional" ceremony or something quite different - but always the result of what the bride and groom want.

   Santa Barbara's
   Minister of Choice

    Interfaith Ceremonies

    Non-denominational

    Customized Your Way



"My family and guests were totally surprised by our wedding. They had never been to a ceremony where they felt acknowledged or involved..."

- Charles and Marie

Reverend Jerry Bellamy

Wedding Minister

Serving Santa Barbara and
Ventura Counties Since 1973

"What makes people holy is NOT how religious they are. What makes people holy is how LOVING they are. We celebrate how great it is that these two people love each other."

"Humor is one of the surest signs of the presence of God . . ."

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         805-687-4248

For more than 30 years I have been performing the Santa Barbara Wedding which at times means that the ceremony is very much like a Catholic Wedding Ceremony and at other times the bride and groom want a Non-Denominational Wedding Ceremony experience. I spent 12 years in seminary training before being ordained as a Catholic Priest and how have more than 30 years of wedding ceremony experience. I like to think that I have helped plan almost every imaginable type of ceremony.

I am a retired Catholic Priest on inactive status. I perform marriages in the capacity of a Non- Denominational Minister. I have been performing Orange County Weddings, Los Angeles County Weddings, Ventura County Weddings, and Santa Barbara County Weddings since 1971. I perform weddings for couples of ALL religious backgrounds, and even for couples who want absolutely nothing religious in their ceremony. I have planned and performed thousands of weddings. In the planning time I have never presented Ceremonies A, B and C for the bride and groom to review, with them having to choose the ceremony that would do "the least damage to their relationship". Rather, I plan each ceremony with the bride and groom so that the celebration is exactly what they want it to be. It usually takes only one, two hour planning session to accomplish this. What we plan might be a very traditional ceremony or just the opposite. HOWEVER, it is also a great joy for me to celebrate the wedding for the couple who chooses to elope. I also speak Spanish. I celebrate QuinceaƱeras and wedding anniversaries. After all of these years, I am now performing Weddings in Santa Barbara for couples who are the children of those who I married years, and years ago.