Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend Officiant
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend Officiant

Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend Officiant

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Introduction: Thanks for requesting information about my Wedding Officiant & Elopement Services, Adventure Elopements, Location & Photo Shoot Services, Coordination, and Relationship Happiness Coaching! I am fully vaccinated with my Booster - and take every precaution to make sure that we are all safe and remain healthy on your Wedding Day and after. I am professional, highly organized, friendly, inspiring, and fun. I am open to all paths to love. I perform ceremonies throughout central Oregon the Northwest and Europe. I have been performing ceremonies in grand, beautiful, and exquisite locations in nature and in breath taking resorts and more for over 26 years. I will support you in creating a custom ceremony that is a true reflections of your love. My ceremonies are based on loving-kindness, respect, and joy. My clients find me easy to work with - flexible - creative, and upbeat. I love learning about your Love Story and bringing it to life in your Ceremony. I will design a Ceremony with you which will reflect your Love and your Values. I pay close attention to all your details and make sure your ceremony is fun and meaningful. I make the process of creating and designing your Ceremony easy and structured as I give you many ceremony samples, vows, and ideas that we can create from. We will meet in person or over the phone to get to know each other and have additional meetings to plan your ceremony. Check out my website - or give me a call or look at all my Reviews on - Weddings with Heart Mary Ellen I am also a Relationship Happiness and Success Coach as well as an Officiant - Minister & Celebrant - which makes it easy for me to get know you and to find out what is truly important to you as a couple. Together we can create a beautiful ceremony together. I look forward to speaking with you to see if we are a good match for your Wedding Day and the process of creating your ceremony and getting to know you.! Mary Ellen Deckelmann, MA Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend Officiant • Coordinator • Love Coach Love • Love • Love Artist at Heart • Lover of Nature • Evolving Human Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope," Dr. Maya Angelo

Hired 6 times

Serves Bend, OR

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27 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

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  • Ranch of Canyon Fall Wedding 2019

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  • Bombay Love Elopement

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Madalynn K.
Jul 13, 2021

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Hired on Thumbtack

We had such a great experience with Mary we had a small elopement with our daughter and my mom and we had utilized one of Mary’s witnesses, she made the experience very special and memorable. She made an effort to get to know us as a couple to make it unique to us.

Details: Wedding • Non-religious (no mention of God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal

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Larah M.
Feb 18, 2021
Mary Ellen made our covid paper signing ceremony beautiful and memorable! She was very warm and kind and got to know us and our relationship even thou our time together was brief. We would highly recommend!
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Jennifer M.
Feb 10, 2021
My (now) husband and I wanted a low-key marriage ceremony, without any frills. Mary provided us just that! All we had to do was apply for our marriage license and select a day and time that worked for us all. Because we don’t know many people from the area and being in the midst of a pandemic, Mary was also able to provide us with two witnesses for a small extra fee. We simply walked to Mary’s garden on the day we selected, said our words, chatted a bit, and were on our merry way! She signs the marriage certificate and sends it off as apart of her services. She will do as much or as little as you desire and carries a friendly demeanor to make you feel at ease. We are so pleased with the ease of our experience!
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Rya A.
Jun 9, 2017

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Hired on Thumbtack

James and I had a smooth, stress-free, beautiful, and moving wedding ceremony because we worked with Mary Ellen. We knew of her because we have mutual friends but that wasn't the only reason she ended up being the perfect person to run our ceremony. Her services are everything you need! She will help you craft your personalized wedding ceremony, giving you an endless amount of ideas to get you started, ample in-person, phone, and email corespondance, and in-depth conversations so she can get to know you as a couple. She runs your rehearsal ceremony and coordinates with your wedding coordinator, and at the end will take care of your marriage certificate. If you are a a bride and a Bendite especially, do not hesitate once to hire Mary Ellen! She's so funny, witty, has an amazing voice and will set the perfect tone for your special day.
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You are such a beautiful and happy couple.....Hope to see you during the Holidays...M.E.
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Kathryn S.
Feb 12, 2021
Mary Ellen was great in every way. It was a true blessing to have her officiate our union.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing starts at $150 for paper signings - $250 for simple ceremonies at my home - $300 for a Simple ceremony with a few guests - and up to $395 for more complicated ceremonies with large Wedding parties. Rehearsals $ 100 - I charge for mileage and time to your Wedding location outside of Bend, Oregon. I will hire witnesses for you - for $25.00 each and I charge for mileage and time to your location.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First, I get to know you and your love Story. We see if we are a good match. Then you make a deposit $100.00 - and I send you out many ceremony ideas, vows, poems, lyrics, etc. From those ideas and additional resources we create a ceremony together that reflects your style, values, and your love-story. I create a unique Ceremony for you - I create a timeline for your wedding processional - create a keepsake ceremony - and take care of your paperwork.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Masters in Applied Behavioral Science and have studied spiritual lifestyle training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. I was trained by a Minister to be a Wedding Officiant - Celebrant - Minister. I take course in Compassion, Loving - Kindness, and Grace.

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