Your Ceremony with Spirit

Grass Valley, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I've had almost twenty years of officiating weddings, and that experience really counts for something. I've learned to have appropriate jokes handy in case of mishaps, to be on my toes for the unpredictable, and, most importantly, how to make the couple comfortable and focused at the altar.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Making happy people even happier! I've been married 23 years myself, and I get what a wonderful difference a loving, supportive marriage makes in a person's life.

Location

Grass Valley, CA 95949

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Reviews

8 Reviews
  • Desirae M. Nov 13, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Jinnae did a wonderful job as our officiant!! She made us feel at ease, and very comfortable. She helped us put together a very beautiful ceremony that our family and friends talked about for weeks!! Very helpful and very sweet!!
  • Brittany And Ryan H. Jul 5, 2013
    I could never express how magical it was to have Jinnae apart of our wedding day. From the moment we met her we could immediately tell by her warm spirit that she was beyond the perfect match for us. We knew that our ceremony would be nice, but not until we met Jinnae did we have an idea on how incredible it would turn out. The whole experience was so exciting and relaxing at the same time, and the best part was knowing that she was genuinely happy and excited to be apart of our wedding day too. She invested so much time and energy into making our ceremony so personal to our love and relationship. It was wonderful knowing that she wanted to help us create our ceremony uniquely just for us. She let us decide what we wanted and did not care for in our service and then put her own flare on it. We could really feel that she wanted to get to know us on a intimate level and was truly passionate about seeing our love shine threw the ceremony above all else. We wanted to incorporate an old Irish tradition called “The True Lovers Knot” into our ceremony and she had not done this before. She was very excited to learn more about it so she went home, did research, and made a whole segment that was very sweet and meaningful. Jinnae’s kindness and loving spirit shined through in her words on our wedding day for everyone to feel. Our ceremony was perfect! Jinnae is incredible and I will recommend her to everyone I know because I know she will make their day just as unique and special for them.
  • Danielle S. May 30, 2013
  • Teresa V. Apr 22, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    We had a wonderful experience working with Jinnae. She was excellent at guiding us during the planning and her website was was very helpful when it came time to pick out readings, helping us to make a very personal and meaningful ceremony. We met face to face one time and the rest of the planning was easily done with a few emails. All in attendance thought it was a beautiful ceremony from start to finish as she did a wonderful job including family members, some personal history we had shared, and her wonderful smile. Thank you Jinnae, it was just right for us!
  • Sarah W. Jan 15, 2013
    Jinnae listened to our story and built a ceremony about us. She was quick to answer questions, great at helping us write our ceremony (providing us with the first draft and then letting us tweak, add and subtract from it), and was open to any ideas we had. She made our guests feel included during our ceremony and kept it lighthearted and fun which we wanted.
  • Shannon F. Oct 6, 2011
    It is with great pleasure that we strongly recommend Jinnae Anderson as a wedding officiant. With Jinnae, it wasn't about what she insisted we do - she made it all about us. First and foremost, she got to know who we were. She asked about our families, how we met, what we were doing in our lives then, when we fell in love, and much more. Then she asked what we would like the ceremony to look like. With her expert coaching, the ceremony was exactly how we had envisioned it. Jinnae deeply cares about making this special day the best it can be. Not only is she professional and timely, she also has a huge heart and truly cares about those she works with. We simply cannot recommend her enough. - Brandon and Shannon
  • Dan L. Sep 19, 2011
    Jinnae is an open-minded and open-hearted person who truly cared about helping us to craft our ceremony in a way that felt meaningful to us on a personal level. She was incredibly attentive and accommodating when we had suggestions or requests, and patient with us when we were indecisive and made revisions to the ceremony. Jinnae is a great collaborator but would also be perfect for someone who was less assertive about taking a hand in crafting their own ceremony. Perhaps most importantly, Jinnae quickly felt like a friend to us and helped us feel comfortable in a moment that is profoundly joyous but can also be very nerve-wracking.
  • Johanna L. Sep 17, 2011
    She gave us ideas when we were stuck and helped to answer our questions as we tried to figure out exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony. Jinnae was dedicated to crafting our ceremony from the beginning of the planning stages, and continued to be extremely supportive and calming on our big day. I really can't imagine having a better guide for this momentous transition in our lives. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful wedding ceremony.

Q&A

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Your officiant is there for the most important day of your life, so make sure you feel really comfortable with them. Interview several officiants, if need be, until you find the right one for you. Ask about their experience, read other couples' testimonials, and look for an overall sense of friendship and support. Sometimes unplanned things happen during a ceremony; you want an officiant who can roll with changes and bring about a beautiful, meaningful event in any situation. Your officiant is a combination friend, coach and minister, so make sure that you like and feel comfortable with him or her.