Heidi Yorkshire is a wedding officiant and Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant serving the Portland, Oregon, region. She specializes in helping you craft a unique and personal celebration that tells the story of your love. She listens to your ideas as well as provides advice on expressing who you are as a couple, such as poetry, readings, music and ritual.
Heidi customizes your ceremony to include your unique love story and other elements which express your values, dreams and hopes for your marriage. She can, if you wish, even guide you in finding the right words to express yourself to your partner by helping you craft your vows. Other services include:
Secular or interfaith services
Officiating a rehearsal, depending on availability
Coordination with other vendors as needed
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Tessa Van Volkenburg · Getting married on 01/01/2022
Heidi made our wedding unforgettable!
I cannot recommend Heidi enough! She perfectly captured our story and conveyed it to our friends and family with both humor and gravity. We had a non-traditional ceremony, and she made it unforgettable with reading suggestions and a unique bourbon unity ritual. With Heidi you can tell that weddings are her passion, and she goes out of her way to make your day one to remember.Sent on 02/15/2020
Heidi Yorkshire Celebrant's reply:It was an honor to tell Tessa and Tyler’s love story at their beautiful winter wedding, in a stylish beer hall lit with twinkling lights. We all laughed and shed a few tears as these two gorgeous engineers spoke their vows.
Steve · Married on 08/31/2019
Heidi was so fantastic and a pleasure to partner with on our wedding. She brought expert insight, and a unique perspective that we had not seen in other weddings we've attended. It was so easy to work with Heidi as she guided us through the process and brought our story to life with her abilities. We received so many compliments from our guests on the ceremony, many wanting to know if we had known Heidi for a long period of time. You can expect a great experience, and someone who genuinely cares about telling your story and making it stick for all who are listening.Sent on 09/19/2019
Heidi Yorkshire Celebrant's reply:Kim and Steve got married on a hilltop in Oregon's gorgeous wine country, with family and friends attending from all over the country. They participated in writing their own ceremony, and the result was a wedding that really showed their values and dreams. I was so happy to be a part of it.
Molly Dudley O'neill · Married on 07/09/2019
Heidi helped us create the perfect unique and personally meaningful wedding!
I cannot imagine a better wedding officiant than Heidi! Charismatic, kind, and a natural story-teller, she was one of our favorite parts of our own wedding!
Heidi took the time to really get to know both of us and our relationship, and then wrote a ceremony that was insightful, emotional, and personally meaningful. As a non-religious couple, we were at a loss on how to make the ceremony have the weight and gravitas of a traditional wedding without the religion. Heidi was wonderfully helpful; providing all sorts of alternative words and rituals, as well as suggesting elements from stories we had told her about our families and relationship. She helped us build a ceremony that was uniquely meaningful to us, as well as quite funny! She had the audience both laughing and crying!
When challenges and last minute changes come (as they always do!) you can trust her to handle just about anything with grace and humor. When a family tragedy struck right before the wedding, she provided a shoulder to cry on and worked with me to rewrite the ceremony to incorporate it. When a windstorm hit our outdoor ceremony, it was Heidi's calm and unruffled presence that held everybody together.
We're eternally grateful to Heidi for helping us create our ideal ceremony. If you are looking for something authentic, meaningful, and a little outside the box, there is simply no one better :)Sent on 10/30/2019
Heidi Yorkshire Celebrant's reply:Tim and Molly were my ideal clients -- smart, mature, big-hearted people who knew that the most important part of a wedding ceremony is the emotion (not the frou-frou). I wish I could marry them every day! And the crazy wind out in the Columbia River Gorge made this ceremony unforgettable for everyone there!