Old Ways Ceremonies is a non-denominational wedding officiant serving couples in the greater Portland, Oregon area. This wedding officiant helps any couples from any background celebrating any kind of love on their wedding day. Based out of Portland, Oregon, Old Ways Ceremonies serves all of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Licensed in both Washington State and Oregon, this wedding officiant marries couples celebrating any type of love and any type of union. Their services include customized vows for civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious marriages, rehearsals, and vow renewals. The average ceremony length performed by Old Ways Ceremonies ranges from under 30 minutes up to an hour. This officiant helps couples create personalized wedding ceremonies that help to reflect their love and their story. The old ways for which the organization is named refers to anything from old ceremonies, rituals, or practices that may be overlooked that could still reflect a couple’s love.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Tonya · Married on 10/13/2018
10/10 exactly what we wanted and more!
Old ways ceremonies made our special day catered to exactly what we wanted and shaped it into a coherent love filled commitment ceremony. We live in Texas and meeting up for coffee isn't easy when you want to be married in PDX area... Zachary called to get to know my wife and I. He asked our likes and dislikes, location, and most importantly our story. Several months go by and as we get closer to the big day we each filled out a survey about our partner. It was filled with all the details of our love for each other and how we show/give love. Day of the ceremony Zachary arrived very well dressed (even matched our wedding colors). He was well versed and confident as he shared the words he had prepared. We were pretty firm on wanting a, non- religious, non- traditional ceremony, with no scripture or prayers. That was pretty important to us. Old ways was more than accommodating and even worked in our Mr. Rogers quotes. ^_^ He involved our guests with the affirmation of our marriage which was super cute. Our ceremony was very intimate and on Mt. Hood. Zachary drove all the way out to the mountain to do our tiny ceremony! After our ceremony we did signatures and talked for a bit as we ate cake and drank. He promptly mailed the license and got our lives started ASAP! he even mailed us a fancy bound paper copy of the vows he wrote for us. The day was amazing and we didn't want it to end. We cant thank Old ways Ceremonies enough and would definitely recommend them to anyone in the OR/ WA area. Not only does he listen and get what you want to portray he can make you sound good and let you shine on your special day. 10/10 go with Old Ways Ceremonies for a cost effective, thoughtful, and tailored ceremony.
Neil · Married on 07/07/2018
Over the Moon! That’s how we feel about Zachary. Selecting an officiant was one of, if not the most difficult choice we made for our wedding. We had reached out to multiple officiants before we found Zach. We both had a really good feeling the first time we spoke with him. He did such a great job. From the days, weeks and months leading up to the ceremony, to the big day, we were very pleased with the care and effort he put into the process. He was very respectful in making sure the ceremony was about our vision, and our love story, while giving us great ideas, adding the professional touches and tieing everything together beautifully. The ceremony was everything we could of imagnied and more. After the ceremony we literally had family members who thought Zach was one of our best friends for many years. We still get a kick out of that :). We highly recommend Old Ways Ceremonies!
Jordan · Married on 12/22/2017
Zach was wonderful. He helped us write a beautiful ceremony and went above and beyond when we asked him to stand under a waterfall with us during the ceremony. I would definitely recommend him to anyone getting married!