Nondenominational minister and chaplain, Rev. Layne Russell,
has specialized in wedding ceremonies since 1984 and has performed well
over a thousand weddings. Rev. Layne is regarded as one of the most experienced
and accommodating wedding ministers and officiants in Northern California. Layne's
confidence, calmness, and warmth are welcome qualities as brides and grooms go through
their wedding planning process, rehearsal, and wedding ceremony.
Rev. Layne, who is also an accomplished writer and poet, is creative,
flexible, and adept at customizing ceremonies to fit the
needs of each couple. Layne believes that a bride and groom
should feel personally touched by all the words in their ceremony.
This is the heart of Layne's "weddings your way" approach.
Layne's ceremonies are beautifully worded and heartfelt from the first word to the last.
It is common for those in the wedding party and guests as well to get a little teary as
she gently and warmly guides wedding couples through these special moments of
declaring and celebrating their love. Formal and informal weddings, indoor and outdoor, short notice weddings,
very small weddings, vow renewals, and ceremonies for same sex couples are all welcomed.
Rev. Layne's wedding minister and officiant services are available from Redding to Mount Shasta. She performs weddings in Shasta,
Tehama, and Siskiyou counties, in the specific areas of Redding, Anderson, Red Bluff, Whiskeytown Lake,
Shingletown, Shasta Lake, Shasta Dam, Dunsmuir, McCloud, Mount Shasta, and Lassen Park. Special arrangements can be made for weddings
taking place outside these areas.