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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James Perley · Married on 12/29/2018
Wonderful experience with Zach Michaud at Old Ways Ceremony
Zach accommodated exactly what we needed for our ceremony. We were in need of someone to help us shape the event and to make it special. He is very intuitive and tailored our ceremony to fit our personalities and to reflect the desires we share in our relationship. Our experience was very memorable!
Emma Emch · Married on 10/27/2018
Simple and Personal: Exactly what we wanted
Zachary was incredibly helpful from start to finish. When we initially met Zachary, he got to know us first and then began asking us about the details of our ceremony. He asked my husband and I where we worked, how we met, activities we enjoy doing together. He seemed invested in us as a couple from the very start.
He was incredibly easy to correspond with and answered all of my questions in a timely manner through email. After writing our ceremony, we were able to give him feedback and make changes to what he sent us. He was respectful and mindful of our requests and wrote us an incredible ceremony that fit us perfectly.
He was prompt to both our rehearsal and our wedding. He looked real snazzy for both events and made an effort to not only talk with my husband and I, but our families as well.
Zachary was personable and all around delightful. We received many compliments on our choice of officiant.
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.