With rigorous theological training, years of experience leading services, and comfort and confidence while public speaking, I am prepared to craft a wedding ceremony that is meaningful and reflective of you and your relationship. While my background is in the progressive Christian church, I am comfortable with interfaith rituals, secular ceremonies, and creating a service that meets the needs of the couple and families that are involved. I am unabashedly affirming of LGBTQ+ relationships, competent with trans issues, and happy to officiate queer weddings, including polyamorous commitment ceremonies. Contact me to get started planning your wedding ceremony!
Based in Colorado Springs, CO, Woods + the Wild is a wedding officiant service. Led by celebrant Candace Woods, she specializes in helping couples to design deeply personal and affirming ceremonies. Candace’s passion is rooted in community and equity, and she hopes to craft services that are authentic to couples from all walks of life.
Candace comes from a progressive Christian tradition and is a longtime ally of the LGBTQ+ community. She believes in expressing faith through service and care toward others, which led her to embark on a career in officiating. Candace is also an experienced and engaging public speaker which only adds to the inclusivity of her services.
While Candace’s background is rooted in progressive Christianity, her work with Woods + the Wild is open to couples of all faiths, sexualities, and backgrounds. She is happy to help you craft a secular, interfaith, or religious ceremony with equal vigor. Candace can even lend a hand with writing your own vows. She is also available for vow renewals. Additional services include relationship growth facilitation through the PREPARE/ENRICH program, for those getting engaged, partners getting married, parents looking for new skills in parenting, and those wanting a relationship check-in! She is also an herbalist who loves the outdoors, so book her today for your hike-in elopement!