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Elegant Weddings & Events
Elegant Weddings & Events

Elegant Weddings & Events

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Introduction: Congratulations on your engagement! Lori is a Christian ordained minister, wedding and marriage professional with 31 years of wedding coordination and 9 years of premarital/marriage coaching experience. It is her desire to work with you to create a fun and personalized ceremony or wedding, whether rustic, intimate, traditional or modern, that reflects your relationship and vision for your wedding day, Elopement and custom love story officiating, Wedding Day Coordination, Wedding Consultation and Planning, to low rent DIY wedding decor - Lori can assist you in creating your beautiful ceremony and Wedding day. She only speaks English, so she must decline requests for other languages. She is so sorry.

Hired 8 times

Serves Gresham, OR

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1 employee

1 year 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

Featured Projects
  • Wedding Officiant - Vancouver 2021

    Approx. $100

  • Officiating an outdoor Cabin Wedding

    Approx. $100

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

Exceptional 5.0

5 reviews


Holly R.

Wedding Officiant

Lori did a wonderful job on my daughters ceremony. I highly recommend her to officiant your wedding.
Elegant Weddings & Events's reply
Holly, Thank you SO much for your wonderful review and recommendation! I was so very honored and privileged to be Mariah and Brandon's officiant! What a beautiful couple they are! It was a joy meeting you, your husband, their son, and Brandon's mother. Wishing you all the very best! Keep me in mind for any future parties or events. Warmest regards, Lori
Feb 28, 2021
Kc K.

Wedding Officiant

Everything went great and completely respectful. Lori has a great voice, is pretty, and goes above and beyond. Thank you so much for doing what you do! Amazing services!
Elegant Weddings & Events's reply
KC, Thank you SO much for your wonderful review! It was my absolute privilege to officiate your Wedding to your beautiful bride, Jenny. What a great family you have too! Your love story is SO beautiful! May your lives be full, blessed, and filled with love always. Lori
Jan 3, 2021
Riann B.

Lori is the most amazing person anyone could ask for in helping with their wedding! She is honestly the sweetest, most thoughtful and understanding person a couple could meet through the stress and the excitement of planning for a wedding. Her flexibility through this entire Covid situation and all the plans needing rescheduled do not phase her. She will do everything in her power to reschedule and keep your spirits up in the process. With all the stress of trying to last minute reschedule due to various restrictions, she will never, even for a minute stop trying to make your day special. She is by far the best person to help you prepare for your day. She will be there every step of the way and she will do so calmly and excited and make every step a breath of fresh air. My only concern is I wish I would have found her sooner because I guarantee she would have saved me mountains of stress from us trying to make all the plans ourselves. We love Lori so very much and I promise you will too! There is no person that can do these task better than her ♡ So, if you are reading this review, just know you should look no further and pick Lori for your wedding or event, you will not regret it!
Elegant Weddings & Events's reply
Riann, Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review! You and Jess are an amazing couple and it is my absolute pleasure to work with you both! I felt so bad for you having to postpone your original date due to COVID-19, but I am SO Looking forward to your upcoming Wedding/Reception Celebration! It’s going to be so great! Your colors and style are perfect! It will be a wonderful day of celebration! Thank you for allowing me to assist with your incredible day! My warmest regards, Lori
Nov 9, 2020
Robyn F.

I met Lori Gilles a few years ago when my husband and I had a need for Marriage coaching. Lori’s empathy, compassion, and insights went a long way towards helping us achieve the healing we needed for our marriage. So when we needed help planning our daughter’s Wedding for January this year, naturally we thought of Lori! Our daughter wanted a winter wonderland wedding, and Lori was able to “see” my daughter’s vision and help to bring it to life! I would definitely use her again for any important event, and highly recommend her.
Elegant Weddings & Events's reply
Robyn, Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for allowing me the privilege of assisting with your daughter’s winter wonderland reception! I’m so glad everyone was so pleased! It was truly my pleasure and joy to help. My warmest regards, Lori
Oct 30, 2020
Mariah M.

Had the best time! Lori is an amazing woman. We are so blessed she could marry us and be apart of our special day. She communicates extremely well, and makes sure everything is ready and set up!
Elegant Weddings & Events's reply
Mariah, Thank you for your amazing review! It was my complete honor to work with you two and officiate your beautiful intimate ceremony! Thank you for mentioning communication in your review as I always want my clients to know I am truly available and communicate with them every step of the way. It was such a beautiful day! May God richly bless your lives together now and always, Lori
Mar 1, 2021
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Lori Lynn Gillies


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Elopement Officiator Package is $100 ( Must be less than 10 people) excludes the creation of your love story through survey and wedding workshop and no rehearsal. Wedding Officiator Package is $150. This package includes a 1 hour thorough Wedding Workshop either in person or via Zoom, a customized ceremony and creation of your love story through survey. No rehearsal. Rehearsal and Wedding Officiator Package is $200. This includes all of the above Wedding Officiator Package plus attend and facilitate your 1 hour rehearsal - leaving the Bride and Groom and all of your wedding party confident in their roles for the big day! Wedding Coordination and Planning prices range from $300 and up. I work with nearly every budget. My typical process almost mirrors my Officiating process. Please contact me and we can discuss your vision and your budget. Contact me for a customized quote for the services will make your day amazing! For DIY Weddings: Elegant Weddings & Events has (indoor/outdoor) inventory to rent at a low cost: Archway with curtain wrap and silk flower swag's in white or off-white 60 White folding chairs (Commercial grade) White chair covers A selection of chair sashes (Royal Blue, Red, Pink, Black, and Yellow) (16) Silk flower decorations for isle chairs Cylinder vases for flowers and candles Vases with acrylic beads Some pre-made silk flower arrangements available Mason Jars for flowers and candles Beveled Square Mirrors Wooden Rounds Glass and Silver votive candle holders White Paper Lanterns (with battery lights) White Tulle Backdrop curtain 10 x 7 on Photography Stand 9' Hanging light poles (For outdoor lights or flowers) White table linens Burlap table runners Decorative Lanterns and more Create a beautiful wedding with a low cost package to make your day amazing! Price would include set-up and removal and cleaning of all items. Please contact me to discuss your vision.

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

    I offer a Free Consultation In Person, or if needed Zoom, 1-hour "Wedding Workshop" to create a ceremony that is a unique expression of your relationship. Unlimited ceremony script revisions.​ Continuous phone/email contact with me. Creation of your love story through a survey on how you met and got engaged. 30+ years Wedding Planning experience. Legal handling and return of license to appropriate county. Perform and orchestration of your ceremony Attend Rehearsal at your wedding venue, or other designated location. At the Rehearsal I outline and walk each of your designated ceremony cast, friends and family through the seating of special guests, processional, where to stand, review the ceremony and recessional process. Answer any and all questions so that everyone is smiling and comfortable in their role for the BIG DAY! An organized FUN time that leaves the Bride and Groom confident that their day is going to be amazing!

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

    I am a Christian Ordained Minister through National Association of Christian Ministers with 30 years of Wedding Consultation and Planning experience as well as a trained and educated Premarital and Marriage Coach, and Relationship Life Coach.

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