Heartcrafted Ceremonies offers custom, creative, and personalized non-religious wedding and elopement ceremonies. Based in Portland, Oregon, Susie Cunningham is a Life-Cycle Celebrant who creatively writes and officiates wedding ceremonies unique to each couple. Through Heartcrafted Ceremonies, Susie works closely with each couple, and together they collaboratively create a meaningful and personal ceremony. Each wedding also includes the couple's Love Story meticulously written by Susie. Whether the wedding is more traditional or an eclectic, creative gathering, Heartcrafted Ceremonies will create a wedding or elopement ceremony that authentically represents each couple.
Heartcrafted Ceremonies creates custom wedding and elopement ceremonies that uniquely reflect the values and commitment of each couple, offering ideas for readings and meaningful, non-religious rituals. Guidance and assistance as needed for vow writing.
50 Reviews for Heartcrafted Ceremonies
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Ryan Bensinger · Getting married on 05/05/2020
The Best in Portland
Susie was an amazing officiant, and I could not recommend her highly enough. She customized our wedding to match exactly what my wife and I were looking for, and definitely went above and beyond what most other officiants would do. If you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding that will really sit with you, and give you the ceremony you want versus just give you a generic cookie cutter ceremony that you choose off a list, then Susie should be your first choice.Sent on 05/25/2019
Heartcrafted Ceremonies's reply:Thank you for your kind words, Ryan. I so enjoyed being part of your wedding day and being the one to pronounce you and Bonnie married! I loved the creative little details she added to make the ceremony special. Excellent location choice too! The Redwood Deck was such a beautiful backdrop for your sweet wedding. Wishing you many happy, healthy years of marriage.
Kendall Peters · Married on 12/10/2019
Susie was such an integral and phenomenal part of our wedding day! It was so important to us that our ceremony was a reflection of who we are as a couple, our values, and individualism while also keeping in some wedding traditions -- Susie went above and beyond to deliver that to us.Sent on 11/27/2019
She took the time to meet with us on multiple occasions and really get to know us and our story, as well as what we were looking for in a wedding ceremony. She took our ideas and what we wanted and completely personalized a ceremony that was just what we were looking for. My husband and I both instantly felt so comfortable with her when we first met her, she has a way at putting you at ease which was very important on a day where you want one less thing to worry about. She was great support as we both worked on our own vows and never made either of us feel pushed around or as if the day was instead about her.
She was so organized, punctual, quick to respond to any of our needs, and worked so well with our other vendors to seamlessly help move the wedding along -- we got asked from multiple guests for her name!
We absolutely loved having Susie be part of our wedding. We are both so happy we chose her to marry us and would pick her again in a heartbeat. Stop your looking and hire Susie!!
Heartcrafted Ceremonies's reply:Ahhhh. Thank you Kendall! I loved getting to know the two of you and being part of your wedding. It was such a joyful day and I adored meeting your families! Although writing vows can feel pretty intimidating, you each found the most perfect words to say to the other. I had complete confidence you would do it! And now.... you are married! Thank you for choosing me to be your wedding Celebrant! Wishing you lots of love and many good wishes.
Corinne Kunze · Married on 09/21/2019
Susie is the greatest!
I'd absolutely recommend Susie for any couple who is looking for someone to help design their ceremony with them. She has such great ideas for ceremonies and really crafted our ceremony with us with loving care. I especially recommend her for LGBT folks, we felt safe to be ourselves with her. Susie was the perfect fit for us and one of the most important parts of our wedding. She did a great job my whole family loved her.Sent on 10/26/2019
When someone offers me a wedding and I'm already booked, Susie Cunningham is the Celebrant I refer them to. She is a supremely empathetic being who connects strongly with her clients and always gives them a beautiful, appropriate -- yes, truly "heartcrafted" ceremony. Susie is a star.
For a personal, wonderful wedding ceremony, there is nobody else I could recommend as highly. Simply wonderful to work with!