Jackie Phillips is a Lake Tahoe (California and Nevada) wedding officiant who specializes in ceremonies that reflect you as a couple. She loves getting to know you so she can help capture your personality in your ceremony. She welcomes LGBTQ couples and celebrates and honors same-sex weddings with love and caring. She is a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award winner--be sure to read her reviews and scroll through the photos.
Jackie feels that the small nuances that make your ceremony uniquely yours are the moments you will cherish. She enjoys creating these moments.
She likes to spend time getting to know you and feels it is an important part of the ceremony process. You will talk about the ceremony details, such as unique unity ceremonies, your thoughts about your ceremony, your values as a couple. She is active in the arrangement and planning of your ceremony, helping you plan the entrance of your parents and any other special family members, and determine seating arrangements. She will help you explore your vision and create the right ceremony for you!
Jackie finds that it makes couples much more relaxed on the day of the ceremony if she attends the rehearsal. Plus, she wants to ensure that all of those little details you've planned with her are carried out the way you've planned. Her fee INCLUDES her attendance at your rehearsal.
Are you eloping? Jackie also creates personal ceremonies for elopements or couples with just a few guests.
Jackie offers a free introduction meeting/call so you can make sure she is the officiant for you! It's important that you are comfortable and connected with your officiant.
78 Reviews for Jackie Phillips, Wedding Officiant
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Bobbi & Mike · Married on 12/21/2019
Jackie Phillips/Officiant Lake Tahoe
The second best decision we made was to hire Jackie to officant our wedding! The first was choosing each other to marry. From the first time we met at the coffee shop we had an instant connection. She spent time listening to our love story and how we individually felt about each other. Jackie gave us several options to choose from and allowed us to make adjustments to make it more personal. The vows we chose reflected our coffee shop meeting as she wove details in to reflect our love for each other. It was truly a magical day! We are deeply grateful to Jackie for making this day one we will always remember! Our guests were moved at how personable Jackie brought everything togeher. Much Love and Appreciation Flowing Jackie!Sent on 12/11/2019
Jackie Phillips, Wedding Officiant's reply:Bobbi and Mike,
Jessica Hinsberg · Married on 10/13/2019
Lovely, lovely soul
We were nervous about hiring an officiant as we were hoping to use someone close to us. After reading reviews about Jackie, we were a little more at ease, but boy oh boy after meeting her we were totally on board! Jackie is such a warm and kind soul. You can tell she loves what she does and she works with you as a couple so well. She wants to know literally everything and even goes so far as to keep your picture on her desk if you're comfortable with it so she can feel connected! You are able to fully customize your ceremony and she has all sorts of suggestions I never would have even thought of. Thank you so much, Jackie, for being such a special part of our process and day!Sent on 01/16/2020
Jackie Phillips, Wedding Officiant's reply:Jessica, thank you so much for this review! You and Michael are such a fun couple and I love the ways that came out in your ceremony and wedding day. I loved being a part of it and standing with you--thank you so much for choosing me and trusting me.
Lauren · Married on 09/28/2019
Jackie is amazing!
Jackie is amazing! We were recommended to her by another vendor, and decided she was who we wanted to officiate our wedding after our first phone interview with her. We wanted our wedding to be about love and family, and she went above and beyond everything we imagined to make it something we will never forget.Sent on 08/31/2019
Gearing up to the wedding day we were able to have several phone interviews with Jackie to help her create a ceremony that perfectly fit us. She met with us the day before to run everyone through rehearsal, and provided print outs for everyone as a guideline for how people would walk/stand/take cues.
All in all our wedding day would not have been as perfect as it was without Jackie- she made our ceremony truly meaningful to us.
Jackie Phillips, Wedding Officiant's reply:Lauren,
I met Jackie while being a photographer for a wedding she officiated. Hearing Jackie as she married the two women, I instantly knew that Jackie put her heart and love into what she does. Fast forward a little more than a year later, I had the upmost pleasure of being able to be married by Jackie. To say our wedding wouldn't have been the same without her would be an understatement. Jackie is a wonderful woman with a huge heart, and passion for what she does that everyone should strive to have. I would highly recommend Jackie for your Wedding Officiant needs, whether or not is a big, small, intimate event, or special occasion!
One of the absolute best in Tahoe. Jackie puts so much passion and love into every single one of her ceremonies. She is so great to work with. Always so helpful and so connected to her clients. Extremely helpful to vendors as well. I am looking forward to working with her more in the future!
Above and beyond, both professionally and personally. Jackie loves what she does and it reflects in every wedding she is a part of! She takes the time to really get to know you and your significant other so she can ensure you are both reflected in the ceremony. Every ceremony is a magical combination of custom and classic.Truly the best of the best!