Serving Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding Pacific Northwest since 2014, Ernie Claeson (EC Matrimony) is an experienced professional who specializes in creating tailored ceremonies to meet all of your needs and desires. Whether you are looking for something traditional or modern, Ernie is ready to work with you to create a ceremony that will represent you and your relationship. This is achieved by keeping an open line of communication throughout the planning process and is an essential part to what he believes is the best way to make sure couples are comfortable going into their big day.
Freedom of choice is really what separates EC Matrimony from the rest. Choosing between traditional or customized vows, religious or not, Ernie is ready to provide clients with step-by-step assistance to create a ceremony as unique as you. By understanding that weddings are fluid and things can change it is important that even after the consultation you still have an open line of communication for any questions or concerns that may arise throughout your planning process. With over 15 years experience, EC Matrimony has had extensive background in all wedding types including civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, and vow renewal.
122 Reviews for EC Matrimony
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Daniel Wasche · Getting married on 04/09/2021
Perfect Officiant for an Imperfect Day
We are so happy we were able to find Ernie on short notice! We received numerous compliments from our guests about the ceremony delivered by Ernie. Ernie was very easy to work with and certainly eased the stress during the wedding process. He also went above and beyond to make it through the ceremony outdoors, as a perilous thunderstorm encroached upon us. Thankfully he made the decision to move inside at the perfect time. It made for quite the memory and we are so glad Ernie is part of it. We highly recommend Ernie for any couple, 100%!Sent on 01/01/2020
EC Matrimony's reply:Thank you Daniel for the fantastic review! Your wedding was definitely memorable with the storm. I’m so glad it all worked out for us!!
Brandon Hammond · Married on 02/09/2020
Best choice ever. Not only was he able to fit us in in a short wind but he performed an incredible ceremony.Sent on 12/09/2019
EC Matrimony's reply:Thank you Bear for the great review. You guys are amazing! It’s was nice getting to know you guys in such a short time.
Katie Farber · Married on 12/07/2019
Couldn't have chosen a better officiant
Our experience with Ernie was excellent from start to finish. He met with us about two months before the wedding, and walked us through the ceremony. He asked us how we envisioned each part going, and he really got to know us and our story. Between that time and the wedding he responded to all questions that we had over email and text promptly and was willing to help with anything we needed. Weddings can be crazy and nothing really goes as planned, but Ernie's part was truly the one part that went SO smoothly, and took the least amount of effort on my part. He did such a n amazing job the day of the wedding. He captured the vibe we were going for, and told our story like he was a personal friend of ours. People asked where we knew him from and how long we had known him, and were surprised when we said that we had met him once prior to the wedding. He was so great. I can't say enough what an excellent job he did. Thank you, Ernie for making our day easier, and for truly caring about telling our story. Five stars all categories! HIGHLY recommend for anyone else looking for an officiant.Sent on 01/22/2020
EC Matrimony's reply:Katie, thank you for allowing me to serve as your wedding officiant. It was an honor! And thank you for the fantastic review!!
EC Matrimony Price Rates
Whether you're simply looking for more information, or need to hire right away; whether you decide to use me, or someone else; let's meet for a consultaion at no cost to you. We'll get to know each other, and walk through a ceremony, discussing all the options.
I have worked with EC Matrimony on a couple different occasions. The ceremony is always runs flawlessly and is just perfect. My couples are always so happy with him.
I am one of the owners of Once Upon A Happy Ending Events based in Wilsonville. Recently we had the amazing opportunity to plan a wedding in just 30 days. Ernie came highly recommended to us by other wedding professionals and he did not disappoint! I was very impressed with his dedication and willingness to work with our couple, even on very short notice. Ernie has quickly become one of our preferred vendors and we highly recommend him!