Serving Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding Pacific Northwest since 2014, Ernie Claeson (EC Matrimony) is an award winning, highly sought after, 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.
143 Reviews for EC Matrimony
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Christina Erickson · Getting married on 05/08/2022
The BEST officiant!
We had Ernie as our officiant by pure luck, and we could not have been any happier! He took the time to get to know us and our story, and delivered the most beautiful ceremony. Our family and friends raved about how much they loved it and how awesome Ernie was. Our vows, and the ceremony as a whole, were spot on and fit us absolutely perfectly. It truly was better than we could've imagined! We highly recommend Ernie to anyone looking for the BEST officiant - he's your guy!Sent on 09/23/2020
EC Matrimony's reply:Thank you so much for the amazing review! It was an honor & pleasure to serve as your officiant on your BIG day!
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!!
Lauren Stansfield · Married on 01/08/2021
Ernie is one of the nicest man I’ve ever met. Planning a wedding is hard what makes it even harder is doing it during a pandemic. Ernie was amazing to work with he was super helpful and willing to marry us! One of the thing I loved the most about working along Ernie is that he took the time to get to know us to make sure that our moment was extra special and personal.Sent on 01/08/2021
EC Matrimony's reply:Thank you Lauren for the great review! It was nice getting to know you guys and serving as your officiant!!
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!