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Old Ways Ceremonies

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About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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.

Services Offered

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 20 minutes up to 35 minutes. This officiant helps couples create custom wedding ceremonies that help to reflect their love and their story. The old ways for which the organization is named refers to taking a look back into family histories or early childhood years for inspiration that will inform the ceremonies, rituals, or practices that are chosen to reflect a couple’s love in their personal wedding ceremony.

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

OR
WA

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Amelia W. Married on 10/01/2021
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    Professional, authentic, and just perfect for our wedding.

    Zachary was amazing. He sent us an in-depth questionnaire to get to know us better and then created our beautiful ceremony. He truly has a gift in writing. We didn’t want the same old wedding ceremony and he delivered. If your looking for someone to share your story and make your ceremony real and authentic, choose Old Ways. You won’t regret it.
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    Joseph K. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Professional and Personal Wedding Celebrant

    Zachary with Old Ways Ceremonies created a beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony for my wife and I. We hired Zachary a few months before our wedding when we realized that we needed a professional to help us design our wedding ceremony and to serve as a celebrant. Zachary immediately started talking with us to help us determine the elements that we wanted to include in our ceremony. He worked with us to draft a meaningful and carefully-worded program and he deftly included cultural elements like a blessing and a Filipino cord and veil ceremony to our wedding ceremony. When we had to change our entire wedding venue days before the ceremony due to the heat wave, Zachary was flexible and helped to ensure that our wedding ceremony proceeded as planned. I cannot recommend Old Ways Ceremonies enough for couples seeking to honor their cultural or familial heritage in their wedding celebrations. Our guests gave us many compliments about how beautiful the ceremony was and that it felt authentic, not scripted.
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    Moira B. Married on 05/04/2021
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    Couldn't have asked for better!

    I can not put into words how EASY Zach made getting married. Having to plan my own wedding I needed someone who could handle the legal papers and the whole actually getting married part. The way he portrayed our story and led our ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt. I got comments that guests had never seen a ceremony like it. I couldn't have asked for better!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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5425 NE Couch St Portland, Oregon, 97213
9713443337
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