Jackie Phillips is a Lake Tahoe (California and Nevada) wedding officiant who specializes 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.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lauren · Married on 08/18/2018
My husband and I feel so incredibly lucky to have found Jackie. In the early stages of planning, we wanted a close friend or family member to officiate our wedding because we wanted it to feel personal. I'm so grateful we decided to hire a professional and even more grateful we met Jackie! From the first phone call all the way to the ceremony, we had felt as if we had known her for years, we were just that comfortable! The ceremony she wrote for us was beyond any expectation I could have had and we received so many compliments! For starters, I didn't even know a ceremony could be as interactive as the one she came up with. There were plenty of quotes to personalize it and I was able to add my own touches that Jackie put together flawlessly. Another reason we are over the moon for Jackie is because she is so inclusive. Selfishly, it didn't even come to mind that there might be officiants out there who wouldn't marry us because of who we love. We're "normal" so we didn't have to think about being judged. I've been able to see other weddings Jackie has done through social media and it makes me so happy to see her pure joy with all the couples she officiates for but I get a little extra teary eyed when I see how inclusive she is. We could not have hand picked a better officiant.Sent on 09/07/2018
Thank you Jackie for feeling like a long time friend and for creating a wonderful ceremony we will never forget!
Jackie Phillips, Wedding Officiant's reply:Lauren, this just made me tear up! You two brought so much to the ceremony and it was so fun to make it customized and personal. But, it makes me so happy that my work with same-sex marriages and mixed races or faiths or whatever a couple brings is so celebrated by you. I have a unique vantage point to see that each couple has a uniquely beautiful love story. And when I am able to celebrate that with you, it makes my heart so happy. <3 Thank you for taking the time for this review.
Lauren · Getting 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.
Emmanuel B Paguio · Married on 09/08/2019
The Perfect Officiant!
Jackie really took the time to get to know my wife and I story on how we met, and really learned about our relationship as a whole. She created an amazing ceremony the really connected to us, and noticed that our vows were very similar even though my wife and I wrote them separately. If you are looking for an officiant that would really take the time to really get to know you and create a ceremony that you will love, Jackie would be that person. Thank you so much Jackie for all your help with our ceremony and helping us not be so nervous during our wedding day! Also thank you for your gift as well! We love it!Sent on 09/11/2019
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!