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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Whether you envision an intimate dinner party in the middle of a meadow, see yourselves getting married on skis at the top of a mountain, or picture being wed under a full moon on the lake, Mountain High Weddings will help you create a unique ceremony to declare your love and promises to your chosen partner.

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Christa Deane

Wedding Officiant & Founder of Mountain High Weddings

I’ve lived on Tahoe’s beautiful West Shore since 1988. My path to becoming an officiant started after working in a flower shop for a few months and realizing there are A LOT of weddings in Tahoe — and for good reason! This truly is an incredible place to get married. I thought to myself, “What a wonderful job it would be to celebrate marriage.” I found out what it took to marry couples and I started in May of 1998. I was ordained by the Universal Life Church, which believes we are all one; no matter what religion you or I may be, we all live in this world together.

As a marriage officiant, I am excited to be a part of bringing people together. I believe marriage is the ultimate commitment between two people who share goals, ideas, values, and most importantly, love. I also believe the wedding ceremony is one special time when you get to declare your feelings, promises, and dreams to your chosen one, in front of your loved ones.

I know marriage is worth celebrating and I also know that the pre-celebration can be stressful — in that space is where I found my calling. With my many years of experience, I have brought hundreds of couples together, and with that experience, I’ve been able to accomplish keeping the ceremony calm and stress-free. Becoming a marriage officiant has blessed my life in so many ways. I’d be honored to marry you and your partner.

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“Our ceremony was our favorite part of our wedding, and we give all the credit to Christa! The vows she wrote for our wedding were incredible, and connected perfectly with us as a couple. She did a wonderful job incorporating our ideas into our ceremony. She responded to our emails in a timely manner, and we truly enjoyed working with her. Thank you, Christa, for giving us the ceremony of our dreams!”

JUDI • BRIDE
Groom

“Christa made this experience by far the most beautiful and stress-free day ever. She did everything for us; all we had to do is show up. She had great ideas and was very professional. She helped me surprise my wife and made our wedding a dream come true. Both my wife and I would recommend Christa if you want a stress-free wedding. Thank you, Christa.”

SCOTT • GROOM

Mountain High Packages

All packages include your marriage license & a certified copy of your license.
One less thing for you to worry about!

For weddings outside of the Tahoe Truckee area, travel fees of .75/mile plus $20/hr apply. If requesting a National Park (i.e. Yosemite) or location that requires traveling 3+ hours one-way, park fees and/or overnight accommodations are required.

Mountain High Weddings - Mount Tallac Package

MOUNT TALLAC

For the couple who wants the whole shabang.

  • Cost: $600
    June – Oct on Fridays & Sundays: $625
    June – Oct on Saturdays: $650
  • 1 meeting (in-person, Skype, or phone) to discuss your vision and goals for your ceremony
  • Respond promptly to emails (unlimited)
  • Provide vendor referrals
  • Provide ceremony scripts for guidance in ceremony planning
  • Research rituals and/or traditions to create your custom ceremony
  • Provide drafts for approval prior to ceremony
  • Conduct the rehearsal (up to 1 hour)
  • Issue the marriage license
  • Arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony (to touch base with the photographer and DJ)
  • Help with seating guests and any last-minute details
  • Perform custom ceremony
  • Mail in the license with fees for certified copy of the license (certified copy will arrive about 10 business days later to your mailbox)
  • Provide keepsake copy of the ceremony
  • Travel to the ceremony and rehearsal; up to 40 miles from Homewood

MOUNT RUBICON

For the couple who wants the whole shabang minus the rehearsal.

  • Cost: $500
    June – Oct on Fridays & Sundays: $525
    June – Oct on Saturdays: $550
  • 1 meeting (in-person, Skype, or phone) to discuss your vision/goals for the ceremony
  • Respond promptly to emails (unlimited)
  • Provide vendor referrals
  • Provide ceremony scripts for guidance in ceremony planning
  • Research rituals and/or traditions to create your custom ceremony
  • Provide drafts for approval prior to ceremony
  • Issue the marriage license
  • Arrive 30 minutes before ceremony (to touch base with photographer and DJ)
  • Help with seating guests and any last-minute details
  • Perform custom ceremony
  • Mail in the license with fees for certified copy of the license (certified copy will arrive about 10 business days later to your mailbox)
  • Provide keepsake copy of the ceremony
  • Travel to the ceremony; up to 40 miles from Homewood
Mountain High Weddings - Mount Rubicon Package
Mountain High Weddings - Mount Ellis Package

MOUNT ELLIS

For the couple who’s ready to get it done and elope!

  • $425
    Last minute $475 (within 1 week; depending on availability)
  • 1 meeting to discuss your visions/goals for the ceremonyPhone or Skype meeting
  • Respond promptly to emails (unlimited emailing)
  • Up to 12 guests
  • Up to 1 hour of time for ceremony
  • Provide simple ceremony scripts for ceremony (some customizing)
  • Issue marriage license
  • Mail in license with fees for certified copy of the license
  • Provide certified copy of the license (will arrive about 10 business days to your mailbox)
  • Provide keepsake copy of ceremony
  • Travel to ceremony location (up to 40 miles from Homewood), or location suggestions provided

TAHOE A LA CARTE

For the couple who doesn’t need it all.

Just the ceremony.
$275

Need it legal with no fuss? Table ceremonies are simply issuing the paperwork with the wording to make it legal and the paperwork is then sent in to the county.
$225

Vow Renewal.
$275

I help with the ceremony planning, conduct the rehearsal (with your officiant), and issue the license with fees. Your officiant just signs the license and drops it into the mailbox.
$300

I meet with you to issue you the license. You give the license to your officiant after the ceremony, they sign the license and drop it in the mailbox. It’s not legal until the ceremony is performed and signed by the officiant.
$175

Mountain High Weddings - Tahoe A La Carte Package
“We were very worried about how all of this was going to work out and as far as “eloping in Tahoe” goes, we don’t think it could have been any better. You made our fears go away about getting married in a “cheesy” and unoriginal way. Going from the big wedding to this was scary, but you made us feel right at home and we thank you for that. We’ve been telling friends and family about where you took us, how it snowed during our brief ceremony, how the sun came out when were driving away from the mansion, and most of all, how you really made our wedding day a memorable day that I don’t think can ever be recreated . . . it was just too perfect. Thank you for everything.”
JAMES • GROOM

“Here’s the deal, out of all my vendors this is the one review that will not be the basic nonsense people usually write. Christa was the best out of all my vendors. She was so sweet and likable. If I lived in Tahoe, we would be friends. The ceremony was flawless and personable. She helped me relax and held my tissues at the alter – lol. She reminded me to breathe and enjoy the moment. I couldn’t imagine a better officiant exists. Thank you, Christa, for the perfect ceremony.”

CHRISTINE • BRIDE

Together Forever

“Love is not finding someone to live with. It’s finding someone you can’t live without.”
(Rafael Ortiz)

FAQ

I require a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your date and time. The remainder is due the day before the ceremony or day-of if you’re eloping. I take checks, Paypal, Venmo, or Zelle. After receiving the deposit, I send you a letter of confirmation that acts as the contract.

Single Religion, Interfaith, Non-religious, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union

Yes; I am a Notary Public in Placer County which is one of the few counties in California that allows Notaries to issue a California Confidential Marriage License. I have been issuing licenses for over 14 years and complete a yearly training from Placer County to keep my certification.

Yes. In the state of California, a Wedding Officiant is someone who is ordained by an approved organization and therefore authorized by the state to formally conduct officially recognized wedding ceremonies and to certify the marriage license. I am ordained and certified by the Universal Life Church, believing that we are all one; no matter what religion, we are all in this world together.

California
Nevada (up to five ceremonies with at least one months notice)
Wisconsin

Yes; I highly recommend it if you have a large wedding party, children, or parents being seated. The pricing is included in the packages. If you have a wedding coordinator, I work with them. I allow an hour for the rehearsal. I usually issue the marriage license at that time and we can work on any special requests as well.

Yes! I have done many weddings on skis, snowshoes, hot air balloons, helicopters, paddleboards, but I do draw the line at jumping out of a plane. I am open and excited about pretty much anything else.

Yes; if I have availability, you can come on up the same day! Let’s do this!

I work out of my home, but I know plenty of wonderful local spots that I can take you to and I have plenty of venue referrals.

No; with the license I issue, we don’t need a witness.

For an additional fee, I’m happy to arrange those details for you. Let’s have a quick chat about what you’re looking for and I’ll contact my awesome vendors who’ll meet your needs.

I did a wedding after my water broke, so I do my best to make it! But if I’m unable to make it for any reason, I work with a few other officiants who serve as my back-ups so the ceremony we create can still be performed.

As much as I would love to, I have a wonderful family that I like to be with as much as possible. I do enjoy a little socializing after the ceremony and usually stay to help with the transition from the ceremony to the reception.

Your ceremony can be as long or as short as you’d like. Generally, they are about 10-20 minutes.

I coordinate with you. If you’re having a formal ceremony, I usually wear a navy or black suit. If it’s Hawaiian-themed, I have a dress for that too. If you’re in shorts and flip-flops, I’ll join you! 

Gratuities are not expected, but are greatly appreciated.

Contact

Mountain High Weddings
PO Box 294
Homewood, CA 96141

Phone: (530) 686-6028
Cell Phone: (530) 906-5572

WE DO!

There’s no reason you should stress over your ceremony. I’ve got you covered. Let’s do this together.