About Officially Hitched

I'm Rachael Tanner, your Wedding Officiant, co-creating a custom wedding ceremony with you!

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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Regions serviced: San Francisco

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My husband and I immediately connected with Rachael from Officially Hitched. She was very responsive and we were blown away with her professionalism. She honored our requests for the ceremony and provided great suggestions and ideas to put in as well. She had a great attitude and mentality that made her so easy to work with. She made the overwhelming task of our ceremony a breeze! I would highly recommend her!

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Rachael was absolutely incredible! We knew we wanted her as our officiant from our very first phone conversation. Speaking with her felt so natural, and it was so easy to open up to her and let her in on our relationship. We met with Rachael 4 times before our wedding, where we went through every aspect of our ceremony. During these meetings, Rachael got to know us on a personal level, which enabled her to write the most beautiful ceremony we could have ever dreamed of! I cannot express how happy we are that we had Rachael as our officiant on our wedding day.

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