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  • 2 years in businuess
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97230

Rachael B.

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He was very nice and professional amid my before wedding chaos. Everyone said it was a really wonderful wedding ceremony. Would hire him again. Thank you Mr. Turino.

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  • 7 years in businuess
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97202

Ellen B.

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We are so glad we found Sandi. After only a few meetings with her we felt like we were being married by someone whom we had known a long time. We highly recommended her!

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  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lafayette, OR 97127
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Stephanie B.

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Glenda is personable and professional. Glenda did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. We had many details we wanted mentioned in the ceremony and Glenda worded them perfectly. We really appreciate how genuinely nice Glenda is as well. Very sweet woman. Thank you Glenda!

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  • 12 years in businuess
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oregon City, OR 97045

Gloria B.

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Reverend Rich was an absolute pleasure to work with. He officiated our wedding in August and did a wonderful job. In our initial consultation he offered great advice especially when we were unsure of what we wanted. He gave us examples of ceremony styles and let us design our own details based on what we wanted. He headed our rehearsal and our ceremony ran smoothly! Very easy to work with and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant!

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  • 31 years in businuess
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Tualatin, OR 97062

Catherine L.

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  • 10 years in businuess
  • 265 hires on Thumbtack
  • Wilsonville, OR 97070

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I do traditional, non-traditional, religious, non-religious, Celtic weddings, commitment ceremonies, same sex marriages, jail weddings, etc. You name it; together, we can do it! After all, it's your day.

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  • 14 years in businuess
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
  • Beaverton, OR 97005

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One thing that allows me to stand out above the rest is my price. For the experience I have, most officiants would charge double. However, because I don't do this full-time, it allows me to be more affordable than officiants with the same experience & knowledge. I am careful to make sure every aspect of the wedding ceremony is exactly what the bride & groom want. This is why I say: "Beautiful ceremonies made affordable." I love helping two people achieve their dream of marrying their soulmate. Being involved in such a wonderful event is a complete honor to me.

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  • 11 years in businuess
  • 170 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97216

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I truly care about each of the couples I marry. Focus is on helping you create and have your ceremony, your way. Your wedding day is one of the most important moments in your life, and yet it is often one of the most stress filled ones. Helping you find the calm in the moment and providing you your ceremony the way you want helps to bring the magic of the love you share to the forefront. The couples I have married describe me as warm, professional, and flexible. The couples I meet!

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  • 13 years in businuess
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Beaverton, OR 97008

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I believe there are times in life when we pass through a threshold and enter into a new aspect of our journey. Times like graduations, marriages, births, and loss require a ceremony to assist us in the change that will follow the event. I fully grasp how momentous the occasion is for the wedding couple and the changes that will follow. I have an ability to read people and intuitively understand their needs in the moment and to guide them through any stress they may be experiencing. I most love about my joy watching a groom as he sees his bride, for the first time, as she begins the walk down the aisle toward him. Listening to couples who are deeply moved by the vows they chose which conveys the promises they make to one another is awe inspiring. Seeing the love in the eyes of a couple as they say "I Will". These moments stay with me.

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  • 31 years in businuess
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97239

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> For weddings, I usually give the bride and groom separate questionnaires to fill out by themselves--no comparing or sharing! From these, I craft vows that have always been incredibly moving. The bride and groom don't have to remember anything. They either respond yes or repeat some words after me. > Most couples have found this to be a lot less stressful, and much more meaningful, than writing and reading their own vows. Because the service I write comes 100% from the information they give me, it is genuine. Even the couples themselves are often surprised and very moved to hear what their fiance wrote. > Memorials are much the same. But I take the time to meet with as much of the family as desired to learn about the person who is being honored and grieved. > I can bring in as much or as little of religion or spirituality as desired. I've taught world religions at the graduate school level. And I'm comfortable and excited to help create non-traditional and out-of-the-box events. > I've got my own kids and have a lot of coaching and youthwork. So working with kids in ceremonies is something I love to do, am comfortable with and good at. > And, oh, yeah...I also bring music and sound ready to go for anything, just in case it was overlooked in planning or just too much of a hassle. Bonus...no extra charge! > Finally, LIfe Coaching and Spiritual Direction. I have been guiding, counseling, and mentoring people all my life. But I am not a psychotherapist or psychologist, and if I feel you need that kind of support or intervention, I would be glad to make a referral. Life Coaching presumes experience and skills in a LOT of areas. Grief, procrastination, relationships, working, divorce, parenting, setting boundaries, addiction, family systems, honesty, and more. If I don't have the right combination for you, we'll find out in our first meeting--which is free. I'm confident that you will find yourself inspired and encouraged with competent guidance and challenge from me. Let's give it a try. Gathering a community for a reason and having them completely and utterly moved by their experience together. I love laughter and I'm unafraid of tears. I want people to be inspired by those who are being celebrated. Most people are secretly pretty extraordinary...

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Loving Vows

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  • 12 years in businuess
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lafayette, OR 97127

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Just rated Best of 2015 - Wedding Services in Portland by Thumbtack! Your day should be as relaxed and carefree as possible. I believe that your ceremony is all about you as a couple. I customize your wedding ceremony to the way you want it. This is your day; you should have it your way! I love sitting down and talking with couples about their vision for the ceremony. The creative and unique pieces that you put into your ceremony are what makes it special. If you are looking to have a ceremony that includes your best four-legged or feathered friend then, please contact me. Your animal friend may be your ring bearer, flower bearer or a welcome guest. I will be more than happy to help you create a ceremony that includes them in it. Every ceremony is designed to be special. On your wedding day, the long-awaited moment when you will no longer be responsible for yourself alone. This is the day that you become one with your beloved. I little information: * I officiate Civil/Secular (Non-religous), Nondenominational & Christian weddings, vow renewals, baptisms & name ceremonies. * I am fairly easy going and fun, but I take my profession seriously. * I have officiated hundreds of weddings. * Absolutely love animals and children! * I have been a Minister & Wedding Officiant since 2005. * No judgement or preaching. It is your life and your ceremony. * I work with All Couples with no discrimination.

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  • 22 years in businuess
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97211

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Joanie was wonderful. She helped us identify the parts of the ceremony that we felt most strongly about, and by providing us with thoughtful suggestions to personalize those parts, she helped create a memorable ceremony that truly reflected our beliefs and traditions. We were hesitant about working with an officiant over long-distance (we don't live in Oregon), but through phone conversations, email exchanges, and one in-person meeting, Joanie made us feel comfortable and confident that the ceremony we were creating with her was personal and meaningful. I would definitely recommend Your Personal Ceremony, especially for interfaith couples who wish to include in their ceremony elements from different faiths.

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  • 3 years in businuess
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Vancouver, WA 98661

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Reverand Laura was very professional and helpful. She encouraged us to find a pathway to a spiritual, personal ceremony for our marriage. Laura was extremely flexible and empathetic and met our needs flawlessly. She put everyone at ease and was an exceptional minister for us, We recommend her without reservation. She is a very warm, pleasant person who cares for those she serves. Bernadette and Jim

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  • 8 years in businuess
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Vancouver, WA 98662

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My partner and I have been together for over 32 years, so we really thought of our marriage as more of a "formality" and were just going to use a Justice of the Peace. But then we found Rev. Rose. And then we choose the park for the ceremony. And then our friends and family all wanted to come. And then it was a wedding! And believe me, while many of us have been fighting for the right to marry for a very long time, we shouldn't underestimate our right to a wedding, too. It can be just as important. And ours wouldn't have happened without Rev. Rose. Who was perfect. Thanks Rev. Rose! -Gretchen & Lindsey

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  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Vancouver, WA 98683
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After our first meeting with Laura, my husband and I knew we'd be satisfied with having her on board for our wedding. During my wedding planning, I did not focus on our vows until the few days leading up to our wedding day. Laura was so helpful in many ways. She listened to our needs and when ever we changed our minds about something, she was very quick to implement our requests. I felt bad about switching things up on her at the last minute, but she adapted to the changes quickly. She handled it so well. Laura also offered to deal with our vendors, and although I handled that part on my own, I felt she genuinely wanted to make our big day stress-free. She always wore a smile, was professional, and a joy to work with. Thank you, Laura! Mr. & Mrs. Vue :)

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  • Portland, OR 97206
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Pastor Paul was awesome. He was the Pastor for my wife and I's wedding over a year ago. My wife and I had an idea of what we wanted but Paul (having done so many weddings) helped so much with the minor details and different ideas. He made the ceremony so special and with a good sense of humor. Being as busy as he was, he drove over an hour away with no hesitation to make sure we had a very special wedding. He helped out with our vows and referenced different scriptures of the bible that tied in very nicely into the wedding. I know if I were to ever renew my vows, I would definitely ask Paul to be the pastor. He is one of the best, and words can't describe how great he truly is. I definitely recommend Pastor Paul. God Bless!!!

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  • Vancouver, WA 98685
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My husband Jay and I began participating in Shirley's groups in the first year of our marriage and we both credit the work for keeping us together and happy for the past ten years. I HIGHLY recommend Shirley.

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  • 23 years in businuess
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97267

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Catherine Alder, L.C.S.W., M.F.T., M. Div. If you are feeling stuck, confused, or are seeking a new direction and are looking for someone with experience, I offer you my more than 20 years of experience as a therapist. I hope to walk with you through what is going on in your life. Together we will sort out what is happening and find a path that brings you more satisfaction. My work has been with people bringing a full range of issues such as relationships in trouble, anxiety over life changes, loss of a loved one, premarital work, divorce, sexual abuse trauma, depression, school behavioral crisis with failing grades, changes in direction, and a desire to grow. In the public schools, my focus has been advocating in the system with the family and the teaching team. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups and have enjoyed all of those modes of therapy. With a deep belief that people can find their way, and use their inner resources to heal as they are truly heard, we work together to meet your goals. I enjoy working with children up through the elderly. Children are seen with their family to help change the dynamics that are causing trouble for every one. You are welcome to come have an initial session to share your concerns and to see if this is a good fit for working together. I look forward to meeting you. Catherine Alder

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  • 19 years in businuess
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97223

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I had an amazing experience with Sherrie. She was willing to marry my husband and I on very short notice since our other ordained minister bailed on us 8 days before our wedding and we found her 4 days before our wedding. She really saved the day :). She wed us in our back yard we had just a very simple ceremony. She even helped shorten our ceremony due to our 6 month old having a melt down since she missed nap time. She is great to work with has a very up beat personality. She really goes the extra mile for her clients. I would reccomend

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  • 13 years in businuess
  • Portland, OR 97219
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Bob did our wedding at the Embassy Suites in 2010. He was our pastor from the Evergreen Community, and so he was a natural choice. He is a good crowd pleaser, connecting with us and the audience. He also saw that the sound and music guy was a little lost, so he directed that and made things go smoothly. The service went well. His words were thoughtful and meaningful. I can't remember exactly what the words were, but something about how marriage isn't meant for your happiness, but for your holiness.

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  • Beaverton, OR 97007
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I will make certain that your wedding day is everything you ever dreamed of. I help clients with any or all of the following: * Facility and vendor selection and coordination: florists, photographers, caterers, and wedding locations * Ceremony planning: music, invites, readings, and celebrants * Day of wedding on-site coordination: ensuring that everything goes smoothly, so you can relax and enjoy the day We specialize in event design. Whether you need assistance in determining your vision or have a vision and need guidance to make it a reality, our professionals are here to help. For events, extravagant or simple and big or small, we will assist you with every last detail. Allow us to customize an event design package to meet your needs!

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  • 10 years in businuess
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oregon City, OR 97045

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Can you believe Bev has married me 3 times! Yes! But all to the same man. We had hired Bev to marry us originally on 7/7/07. We planned a small wedding at the Rose Hite Memorial Gardens in Milwaukie. It was held under the pavillion to a small group of friends and family. It was lovely. Bev was very professional. She included a very special part of the ceremony where our children came up and combined different colored sand into a vessel that we could use as a candle holder. We have the candle holder sitting on our mantel to this day, surrounded by the individual different colored glasses of sand that contributed to the final showpiece. We light the candle all the time and remember how special it was when we blended our families. But! Before our 7/7/07 public wedding, we officially married on 6/3/07, which happened to be the anniversary of our first date. It was about 4 days before that day and I was calling to finalize some things for the July ceremony and I asked her if she could accommodate our request to marry us sooner. And she said yes! So off to the courthouse we went to get our marriage license. We each invited one person to "stand up for us" and be our witness, but we didn't let them know we were getting married. Just doing a walk through and wanted their opinion. They were both so surprised! We got married under a small archway in the rose garden itself. Then, on our first anniversary, plus one day, we had Bev complete our committment to each other in a special ceremony that combined Pagen and Christian rituals. We started under the archway exactly opposite where we married the year before, and said some personal things. Then we went next door to the oak grounds of the church next door to complete our ceremony. This time it was just Bev and us two. She was very accommodating to our preferences for this combined ceremony. We couldn't have asked for a better day. And the bonus to all this is that her daughter and she also took pictures for us. She artfully arranged them into a CD and bound photo album for us. Bev is great for honoring whatever you want to express your special day. I wouldn't hesitate to call on her again when we are ready to renew our vows. Kim and Henry Sanchez

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  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Portland, OR 97205
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According to the new husband, he was the best part of the whole wedding, besides me. ;) He was prompt and delivered the ceremony speech well.

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  • 13 years in businuess
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Beaverton, OR 97008

Crystal R.

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Thank you for everything!

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  • 6 years in businuess
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Monmouth, OR 97361

Katie P.

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I loved how relaxed everything was. And the words were amazing for who me and my husband are with our child involved into it as well.

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  • 3 years in businuess
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
  • Albany, OR 97322

Nicholas M.

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Reverend Michael was fantastic! Professional and very prompt to our ceremony, it was a delight to have him perform!!

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