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On WeddingWire since 2016

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.

Services offered
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$250

Which of the following are included in the price?

Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$150

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

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

$200

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

OR
WA

What languages do you speak?

English
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Cesar D. Married on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Last minute wedding saver!

Ernie was wonderful and came through for a last minute wedding. His ceremony was beautiful and very honest and special. Thank you for marrying us!! C&T
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Zachary Married on 11/05/2023
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Working with Ernie

He was very kind to us, and honestly enjoyable to work with!
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Matthew C. Married on 10/12/2023
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Perfect Wedding Ceremony

Ernie is awesome! He was super helpful with every question we asked and made the ceremony just to our liking. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a friendly and professional officiant.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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Carpe Diem Weddings and Events Carpe Diem Weddings and Events Wedding Planners

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.

Kindred Spirits Planning and Design Kindred Spirits Planning and Design Wedding Planners

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!

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