Woods + the Wild

Price Range $275 - $575


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!

Vendor Profile - Candace Woods

Candace Woods

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!


I have packages from $275-575 and am happy to create a custom quote for you based on your needs!
Definitely! As an herbalist and hiker, I love to be in the outdoors and I would be happy to join you on your jaunt to your wedding site!
Anywhere! Let's talk through your wedding needs and come up with a travel plan that works for all of us.
For sure! And I'm here to help with that crafting process as well. Your wedding ceremony should reflect you and your relationship!
I'm a trained facilitator in the PREPARE/ENRICH program, which is a research-based program that helps you build skills for a solid relationship. While I am not a trained therapist or licensed counselor, I am very comfortable in facilitating conversations and would be happy to work with you and your partner as you strengthen your relationship through time and data proven activities!


2 Reviews for Woods + the Wild

  • Shannan L
    Shannan L wrote a review October 12, 2022

    Candace was phenomenal. We did a quick video chat to meet her first and instantly could tell she was for us. Contracts and payments are straight forwa...rd and simple and she was responsive leading up to the wedding. She can do a variety of ceremonies depending on your beliefs, and is on top of things day-of. She instantly made us feel comfortable and we highly recommend Woods + the Wild for your big day!

    Date of wedding: 10-05-2022

    Response from Woods + the Wild

    Responded 13 Oct 2022

    It was such a joy to be with you all! Thanks for introducing me to a brand new spot in CO, too!

  • Alex M
    Alex M wrote a review October 5, 2022
    Professional, friendly and phenomenal at her job. Will recommend to all who I know.

    Will guide you through everything you need to know in regards to her end of the wedding, grab the full package you won’t regret it.

    Date of wedding: 09-30-2022

    Response from Woods + the Wild

    Responded 05 Oct 2022

    Thanks so much, Alex! It was an honor to be with you and Bailey on your lovely day!

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