Congratulations! You're getting married! And as your Wedding Officiant, I can make that happen!
Hello! My name is Susie Cunningham, a trained and certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. Consider me as your personal wedding ceremony guide! Each ceremony I create and officiate is as unique as the individuals I join in marriage. In every way, it's ALL about YOU!
Perhaps your style is a more formal and traditional ceremony, or maybe it's casually short and sweet. Perfect! Are you a couple who considers yourselves outside the box? We can creatively design an eclectic "wedding without borders" to complement your personal style yet honor your union with meaningful, imaginative elements. And your wedding ceremony will include an original narrative of your very own Love Story I've written with care .... and flair!
As a ceremony specialist I'll happily offer guidance throughout; if you choose to write your own vows to assistance in selecting the meaningful elements included in your ceremony. Giving personal service is key; crafting an original, custom ceremony that truly reflects your values, love and commitment in a genuine thoughtful way is my commitment.
Together, we'll collaborate and create a ceremony that authentically represents you and the person you have chosen to marry. Your ceremony will be exactly as you imagined. Maybe even better. And you'll have final approval of the ceremony so no wedding surprises or soapbox sermons. You can both relax and be completely in the moment when you marry your best friend and the love of your life. I promise!
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.
Heartcrafted Ceremonies's reply:
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.
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.
J and E · Married on 10/09/2018
The most amazing ceremony ever!
Our last-minute elopement to the Pacific Northwest could not have gone more smoothly. We found Susie through our photographer and immediately knew we were in capable, good hands. Susie scheduled a few phone calls with us to get to know us and find out what we were looking for in a ceremony. She gave us "homework" which forced us to stop and think for a moment. This step led to one of the most beautiful moments in our lives. Susie and her husband came to the beach with us and when we first met, we all felt as though we had known each other for years. The personal details Susie incorporated into the ceremony were so special. We gave her complete free rein over the entire ceremony and couldn't have been happier with the result. We actually had fun and enjoyed ourselves during the wedding! We recommend Susie for a litany of reasons. She is a wonderful person, and so easy to work with. If you have extra time, ask for some winery recommendations as well. You won't be disappointed!Sent on 12/09/2018
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!