Heartcrafted Ceremonies is a personalized wedding officiant service offered in the Portland, Oregon and southwest Washington state regions. Provided by Susie Cunningham, a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, officiant services are unique to you and your partner and tell your own special love story. Heartcrafted Ceremonies works closely with clients to create their perfect ceremony, whether it is more traditional or an eclectic and creative wedding. They work hard to craft a ceremony that authentically represents who you are as a couple.
Heartcrafted Ceremonies provides custom wedding ceremonies and can help you create a wedding service that reflects your values and commitment by providing ideas for things like readings, music or verse, and symbols or meaningful rituals. They can also guide you as you write your vows and express your true love on your wedding day. Services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jamie · Married on 07/02/2017
If I could give 100 out of 5 stars, I would in a heartbeat! Susie is absolutely incredible at what she does. She went above and beyond in every way imaginable when it came to helping us create our perfect wedding ceremony. From our very first meeting, my now husband and I felt like finding Susie was meant to be. We're both extremely introverted and had a lot of anxiety surrounding the ceremony itself. I honestly don't think that we could have done it without Susie.Sent on 10/18/2017
She is such a warm, welcoming, accepting person who we felt instantly comfortable with. She was there for us any time we needed her. She reached out to us several times simply to check on how we were feeling since she knew how nervous we were. She constantly offered her help and support in aspects of the planning that were outside of the normal officiant duties.
When it came to writing the actual ceremony script, Susie's process was perfect. The way that she truly gets to know her clients results in the most personal, heartfelt script you could ask for. We only had 10 in attendance at our ceremony, but every last one of them commented on how "us" the whole thing was. She is also a terrific speaker.
I could go on and on about how wonderful Susie is, but I'll leave it at this.
We couldn't have even dreamed of a better experience from start to finish, and we're forever grateful to have met Susie.
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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
Jt Mh · Married on 11/23/2018
My wife and I are nervous introverts who came into this whole process unsure of what we wanted our wedding to look like. We found in Susie the right person to help create a ceremony that was uniquely “us”: she is a calming presence from initial contact to the day of the wedding; she is very patient and a great listener, and knows when to intervene and guide, and when to let you lead the way; she is an excellent resource, with great ideas, and is also open to new ideas and adapting others to fit your needs and boundaries. She takes each ceremony she plans very seriously, and is delighted when participants embrace the process. We also found that she was not only a calming presence as we planned our ceremony, but was also a calming presence for all the participants on the day of the wedding. What also struck us about Susie, from the very beginning, is her ability to communicate well across platforms--she is a conscientious emailer, a delight in person, and very easy to talk to on the phone or video. She is moreover very flexible and good with neurodiverse people.Sent on 12/06/2018
We found Susie when looking for officiants who perform same-sex weddings and found in her an earnest, queer-affirming ally who struck a balance between celebrating marriage equality and acknowledging the fraught aspects that still accompany same-sex relationships and weddings. We feel fortunate that we found her.
Heartcrafted Ceremonies's reply:
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!