Surprise Weddings

We perform Surprise Wedding Ceremonies.

Officiant Guy officiating a surprise wedding on Malibu beach.
The above wedding photo was a surprise marriage proposal followed the next day by a surprise wedding in Malibu featured in the Huffington Post. The groom flew all the relatives in from another state to surprise the bride as she went down to the beach with her husband-to-be. Chris, the Officiant Guy, was there with a marriage license and a wedding ceremony.


There are many ways to do a surprise wedding.

You can surprise your wedding party – -invite everyone to a party and make it a wedding! Many couples we’ve married at a wedding party surprise will usually make a speech or announcement and then right there we come forward and start the ceremony to the shock and tears of the wedding guests.

Or you can surprise your mate and get married on the spot. Sometimes these are surprise destination weddings to elope. We highly recommend that you get a good feel or at least discuss a wedding beforehand if you are going to surprise your fiance. A surprise wedding is usually not a surprise, but the timing is a surprise. Most surprise marriages we have officiated have resulted in lots of emotions and tears and “congratulations”.

Of course, we can provide a California marriage license for you instantly as long as you can vouch that you have been living together and really want to get married and it is a Southern California marriage. Here is a fun surprise wedding Officiant Guy performed:

or click on this link if the wedding video doesn’t come up. Check out the Facebook post about this surprise wedding.

Give Chris, The Officiant Guy, a call at (562) 547-3255 or (310) 882-5039 or through email. He’s a great officiant who can make your wedding a success. He can make it easy by issuing your marriage license on the spot anywhere in Southern California.