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A Wedding With Heart

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

What's your story??

From the first meeting, I take the time to get to know you and your story together - where you met, how you fell in love, got engaged, what you love about each other. I then take these personal details and weave them into an original piece - your Love Story - that becomes the centerpiece of your ceremony. The result is a ceremony that鈥檚 engaging, fun, meaningful and (like you!) absolutely unique.

So if you鈥檙e looking for a wedding ceremony that鈥檚 as unique as you are, we're a good match! Whether your wedding is secular or spiritual, traditional or offbeat, in the city of Seattle or far beyond, I will help you create a beautiful, singular experience and a memory that you will treasure for years to come.

Contact me today about bringing your Love Story to life!

*A Wedding With Heart is a highly-rated wedding officiant service located in Seattle, Washington that services weddings throughout the surrounding areas. The company has been part of the wedding industry since 2009 and specializes in creating personalized ceremonies for couples*

Services Offered

  • Civil union
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Non-religious
  • Rehearsal
  • Single religion
  • Vow renewal
  • Premarital Coaching
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?


What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?


What languages do you speak?

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    Sarah D. Married on 06/18/2022
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    Beautiful ceremony beyond what we could have ever imagined

    From start to finish, we had a truly outstanding experience working with Arissa as our wedding officiant. The ceremony that she created for us was a magical and ethereal reflection of not only our story, but also our values, and our energies. We'd choose Arissa a thousand times over now on the other side and having made such a magical memory with her.

    For context, I'll admit that we'd originally hoped for a friend or family member to marry us鈥攈owever, after thinking through our available cast of characters... no one quite fit the bill. That's when we sought out a professional officiant and were so lucky to find Arissa. From the first conversation, Arissa was warm, welcoming, calming, and an overall excellent listener. After that conversation, we immediately knew that she'd be a perfect fit for us.

    Fast forward to the rehearsal and wedding day... Arissa was a deeply grounding energy for the both of us during the weekend's most stressful and nervous moments. We felt that she was fully present with us鈥攎entally and emotionally鈥攊n every moment, and her unique creative process made for a truly bespoke and unforgettable memory that we'll cherish always. Beyond her beautiful ceremony, she's just a wonderful human who radiates love and positive energy out into everyone around her.

    After the ceremony, we had SO MANY friends and family comment on how lovely and custom the ceremony felt. And even weeks later, our friends keep reminiscing on Arissa's ceremony as their favorite part of the day. On multiple separate occasions, they've even quoted some of her most memorable lines, I kid you not!

    Paying someone to officiate your wedding might seem unnecessary or excessive鈥攅specially when you can ask a friend or family member to do it for free. We felt this way originally. While it certainly isn't a wrong decision by any means, I promise you that paying a professional to do it will completely level up the quality and outcome of the ceremony. Arissa did that for us and moved us in a way beyond what we could have imagined beforehand.
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    Lisa H. Married on 06/11/2022
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    Meticulous and empathetic officiant!

    Yes Arissa charged more for her service but it was worth every penny I spent. I had an intimate micro wedding so I wanted the whole focus to be on the ceremony. She definitely exceeded my expectation on the ceremony. She prepared a list of readings and vows for us to choose from and a bunch of questions to prepare for the love story. She compiled everything and made them come to life in the ceremony. Since a lot of our extended family are overseas so we needed to squeeze in a 10min session for some of them to have a speech and she was able to make it work. Definitely really easy to communicate and was the absolute highlight of our wedding!
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    Wedding ceremony

    Arissa was great to work with from start to finish. She created an individualized ceremony and it was so perfect. It told our story so well. My husband and I are still reliving our ceremony and will remember it forever. It exceeded all of our expectations and many happy tears were shed. I highly recommend her!
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Quinn Fitzpatrick Quinn Fitzpatrick Wedding Musicians

Arissa is a master at telling a couple鈥檚 story and creating just the right tone for the ceremony. People commented on how they knew more about the couple after the ceremony than before. She was easy to work with and had very clear communication skills. If you want your ceremony done right, hire a professional officiant who will tell your story in a memorable way and who knows how to work with all the moving parts of a ceremony.

Bamboo Beats Bamboo Beats Wedding DJs

Arissa makes couples feel at ease and delivers a ceremony full of love, laughter and sentiment! She is a true professional and we enjoy working with her! You can trust Arissa for a beautiful wedding ceremony!

Integral DJs Integral DJs Wedding DJs

Arissa has the perfect touch for wedding ceremonies! Having DJed over 200+ weddings, I've worked with countless officiants. She definitely received the most compliments from guests I've ever seen. And rightfully so: she's thoughtful, personal, and invested. Hope to work with her again soon!

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