Jennifer Nies is a unique wedding officiant servicing the Portland, Oregon region. She is an ordained interfaith minister and is adept at creating and performing ceremonies that reflect your personal love story, whether you want a ceremony that is steeped in tradition or as unique as you are. Specializing in custom wedding ceremonies and elopements, Jennifer Nies began pursuing her passion for officiant services after quitting her job as a corporate lawyer in New York, in order to help couples design ceremonies that are memorable, wonderful experiences. She can guide you to a ceremony that is perfect to commemorate and celebrate your love.
Jennifer Nies offers officiant services such as writing a ceremony based on what you envision for your special day and performing it at your wedding. She also performs elopement ceremonies, and can help you design a ceremony if you are officiating for a loved one. Jennifer Nies officiates weddings throughout greater Oregon and Washington. Her services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lauren · Married on 08/06/2016
Jennifer Nies went above and beyond our high expectations for an officiant for our outdoor Portland Wedding. Jennifer was very professional and personable when meeting with her and emailing through all of the details. On the wedding day, she arrived and met with everyone involved ensuring that the process went very smoothly. She was able to conduct the entire ceremony personalized for us and included a special wine box ceremony. Many of our guests expressed how impressed they had been with our officiant. After the ceremony, Jennifer has been very helpful with all of the paperwork and processes necessary.
corinna · Married on 03/01/2019
Jennifer Nies was such a great decision in our wedding vendor selection. I will describe some of the highlights of her work below.
My now husband and I were in a panic to find a complete stranger to say some of the most important words spoken in ones lifetime. We met with a handful of officiants, yet no one compared to Jennifer. Most vendors will put up a mask and tell you what you want to hear. We didn’t get that vibe from her. She was not only extremely professional, but such a sweet person. After our meeting with her, my husband and I both instantly agreed she was the perfect fit for us.
One of the many things we appreciated about Jennifer was her flexibility. She could accommodate any request for a wedding. If we practiced a mysterious religion and wanted everyone to take a shot of hot sauce then chant something crazy during the wedding.. she could make it happen and do it wonderfully. (This never happened but it sounds like it would be a fun wedding).
The whole process of getting the vows prepared was such a daunting task for me. Only having to answer 10 questions and have her create 30 min of ceremony from it was LIFE SAVING. She took our stories separately and made something that sounded like it came from a PG romance novel.
Another thing my husband and I appreciated about Jennifer was her background in law. This may not seem to correlate, but the way she translated our thoughts was articulated so beautifully. We had multiple people come up to us after the ceremony and express their admiration for her work. The whole night was a big blur, but I do remember the words she spoke to us as we tied the knot. She spoke so clearly and slowly that it grasped all the guests attention.
I could go on and on about why I chose this vendor. If you are reading this, I encourage you to simply have a meeting with her. I have no doubt you will instantly fall in love with her just like we did.
Emily · Married on 10/07/2018
Jennifer was an amazing officiant! She was really able to capture our personalities as a couple and make a wonderfully unique ceremony script. We got lots of comments afterwards from guests that it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they'd been to. Jennifer made the entire process easy for us and was very timely with all the little updates and changes we had before the day. We highly recommend her!!!