Officially Hitched

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About Officially Hitched

Make it Official!

Congrats! You and your partner have decided to get married! As you plan all the details of the big day, you may be wondering who will guide the ceremony so it lives up to your expectations. You may be sorting through religious and cultural traditions, trying to knit together a ceremony that feels authentic. You may be asking each other, how do we make this official?

You've come to the right place! I can create a custom ceremony; one that is uniquely tailored to authentically represent your union. I'll be your guide and co-creator, as we weave together ancient and contemporary, traditional and unconventional.

On the big day, I can solemnize the union with style, grace, and warmth.

About Rachael

PASSION + TALENT

I officiated my first wedding in July of 2016, for 2 dear friends—Dan and Melissa. I enjoyed working alongside them to create a ceremony that reflected their relationship. I enjoyed the ceremony and received such encouraging feedback, I knew I’d love to offer this service to others.

This creative and spiritual endeavor combines my love of public speaking, strong writing skills, and my abiding faith in the divine and the conviction that we are sacred.

DIVERSITY + THE DIVINE

I was raised in--and still practice--the Protestant Christian tradition. I believe, however, there are many paths to the divine. I am ready to accept the presence or absence of faithI am comfortable in any cultural or religious tradition, including atheism, agnosticism, and secular humanism. I can and get along with just about anyone.

I grew up in the midwest, spent time out east, and now live here in San Francisco. I am a bi-racial and well-traveled woman, eager to learn about the traditions that matter to you and your partner.

ORDINATION

I am ordained by American Marriage Ministries, a non-profit, interfaith and non-denominational church. American Marriage Ministries believes that the choice of wedding officiant belongs to the couple. Read more about this ordination here.

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan—a small city in southwest Michigan. I attended the University of Michigan for undergrad, directed a faith-based non-profit in Kalamazoo, and then headed to pursue a graduate degree in City Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

After a few years in Long Beach, California, my partner and I settled here in San Francisco. I enjoy my day job as a city planner, as well as my hobbies: politics, performance, and being outdoors!

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We share a laugh during the ceremony, a wonderful love story written by the couple. Photo by Gabriel...
We share a laugh during the ceremony, a wonderful love story written by the couple. Photo by Gabriel...
Put together a custom ceremony in 10 days for this couple married in the redwoods of Sebastapol.
Put together a custom ceremony in 10 days for this couple married in the redwoods of Sebastapol.
An intimate wedding at St. Francis Yacht Club.
An intimate wedding at St. Francis Yacht Club.
Me with the beautiful bride and handsome groom, hanging out after the ceremony! Photo by Gabriel...
Me with the beautiful bride and handsome groom, hanging out after the ceremony! Photo by Gabriel...
Tale as Old as Time was the wedding theme.  The couple sealed their vows by stepping into the ocean...
Tale as Old as Time was the wedding theme. The couple sealed their vows by stepping into the ocean...
The powerful waves at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica served as the backdrop for this Beauty & the Beast...
The powerful waves at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica served as the backdrop for this Beauty & the Beast...
Redwoods at Roberts Regional Recreation Area formed a cathedral over our heads for this romantic...
Redwoods at Roberts Regional Recreation Area formed a cathedral over our heads for this romantic...
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The great couple listening to me tell their love story.
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Andrea and Jean-Michel had a lovely ceremony in Santa Clara. Such a wonderful, down-to-earth...
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Fun wedding in Berkeley!
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High school sweethearts!
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Young love!
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Handfasting ceremony.
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Ceremony at a vineyard
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Signing the license
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Cheers!
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Muir Beach Overlook
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A windswept cliff
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Love shining like the sun
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The Palace of Fine Arts
A lovely elopement!
A lovely elopement!
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Can't help but smile!
Hand binding
Hand binding
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2 campers getting married!
Walden West Center
Walden West Center
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A lovely outdoor wedding
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An elopement
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Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay
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Asian Art Museum
High school sweethearts!
High school sweethearts!
Making it official!
Making it official!
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We share a laugh during the ceremony, a wonderful love story written by the couple. Photo by Gabriel...
We share a laugh during the ceremony, a wonderful love story written by the couple. Photo by Gabriel...
Put together a custom ceremony in 10 days for this couple married in the redwoods of Sebastapol.
Put together a custom ceremony in 10 days for this couple married in the redwoods of Sebastapol.

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    Kevin · Married on 09/30/2018

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    Perfect Ceremony!

    We were so happy and honored that Rachael was the one to marry us. She was perfect from start to finish, and met with us multiple times to ensure we got the exact ceremony we wanted. She was able to effortlessly blend religious and non-religious elements, and best of all, made it interesting! Many of our guests were talking about the ceremony afterwards, and they were all very impressed! I cannot recommend Rachael enough.

    Sent on 10/23/2018

    Officially Hitched's reply:

    Thank you! You and Katie were gracious and delightful wedding hosts, and such a great couple to work with! I wish you the best!
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    Gigi · Married on 08/20/2018

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    We had a different set up for our wedding than most. We weren't from California and Rachael made sure our vows were exactly as we had hoped, professional, warm and friendly, fun and really a part of our whole day, not just there doing her task. I would recommend her to anyone and especially not being able to meet her in advance and going by phone conversations and reviews I can tell you she does NOT disappoint. The wedding wouldn't have been the same without her. :)

    Sent on 09/25/2018

    Officially Hitched's reply:

    Thank you so much! It was such a treat to get to know you and your children. You have a lovely family. And it is so clear you cherish them. <3

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Officially Hitched FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 400.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 100.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion
  • What services do you provide? Licensed
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Baptist, Buddhist, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? CA, OH
  • What languages do you speak? English, Spanish

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