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Hired 13 times
24 years in business
(Your Time Zone)
12:00 a.m. to midnight
Photos and Videos
9 photos and 3 videos
Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Joanie was a pleasure to work with. She helped craft our Ceremony, took the lead when needed and even used her native drumming skills. She was prompt, friendly and professional. Highly recommended!Jul 22, 2015Verified
Joanie from Your Personal Ceremony was the best! We were able to customize our wedding to really make it special for us. Everything went beautifully, and we would highly recommend Joanie to anyone looking to create the perfect ceremony! ~Jake and SkylerSep 30, 2014VerifiedYour Personal Ceremony's reply
Thanks, Jake and Skyler!
Joan worked with the budget that we had, when we met with her she had such great ideas on poems for the ceremony and what order things should go in. I was nervous on the wedding day about things falling into place, she helped calm me down and focus on what the day was about, which was me and my husband. The day turned out to be the most amazing day ever, if we re-new our vows we'll be giving her a call again. Thank-you again JoanMay 29, 2013VerifiedYour Personal Ceremony's reply
Thanks, Robert, for your Thumbtack review in May! Hope all is well! Joanie
We wanted a simple elopement and Joan officiated beautifully. We felt so welcome in her home even with our toddler running around like mad. It was a lovely ceremony that exceeded our expectations. We are so happy that we chose Joan and Your Personal Ceremony. It was perfect, they even took photos for us.Dec 31, 2012Verified
Joanie did our ceremony on 2/21/15. There was a few things here and there that backed up our time, our ceremony was supposed to start at 1pm but our dj never showed to play our music so we had to improvise. My daughter and mom were a little late too. Of course this was more technical, because other than that everything Joanie did was exactly what we wanted. She did our ceremony in both English and Spanish since we are Hispanic. She incorporated our six year old daughter in a sand ceremony that was so beautiful. Everything she did was perfect, she was great at communicating with us to make sure we had everything she was going to need us to bring that day. I definitely recommend her if you are planning your wedding ceremony. Joanie is a very loving and caring person, she will make your day very special. Thank you Joanie from the bottom of my heart for your beautiful work. Love, Laura, Luis and Mercedez SolisFeb 24, 2015Verified
- What types of customers have you worked with?Our niche is personalized wedding ceremonies, especially interfaith weddings. We also do elopements in our living room or backyard. Ana Villarqui is our Spanish, Bi-lingual Wedding Officiant available for Hispanic wedding ceremonies. We have married couples in prison, jail and even one death-bed wedding. Mostly we create non-denominational personalized wedding ceremonies and help each couple create a very special wedding ceremony unique to them. We provide rehearsal guidance, file the legal papers, and send each couple a final copy of their ceremony on parchment paper. Our couples become our very dear friends through the process of creating their wedding ceremony, one that they and their guests will remember for years to come.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Really think about the kind of ceremony you want rather than the cost of the officiant. We are among the best in Portland - and so you might need to pay a bit more for a quality wedding ceremony.
- What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?There are many people who put out that they do wedding ceremonies, but not many that truly do a good job. We have heard nightmare stories from people whose relative hired someone cheap who was just that - cheap. Its important to be discerning about who you hire.