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River and Root Ceremonies

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29 reviews
$650 Typical Price


$650 Typical Price

River and Root Ceremonies is a unique officiant business located in Washington, D.C. I work with individuals, couples and families to create ceremonies that honor your major life transition. I use my training and experience, along with your ideas and love story, to craft a ceremony that represents you and your partner.

PLEASE NOTE, I am currently booking ONLY for weddings between June 15, 2022 and September 15, 2022. I am happy to work with you remotely on ceremony consults for events taking place outside that time frame. Thank you for understanding!


Hannah Nielsen-Jones is the owner and Celebrant of this company. She graduated from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute in 2014, and has been a part of the wedding industry since 2015. She has a background in theater, and uses her creativity to create a ceremony with language that reflects who you are. Hannah is licensed in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and she’s willing to travel within 100 miles of the District. She’s also fluent in Spanish, so she’s happy to perform bilingual ceremonies.

Services Offered

This passionate celebrant offers a complimentary meeting, so you can decide if she’s right for you. After selecting her, Hannah will send you a questionnaire to get to know you better, and then start drafting your unique ceremony. You will have the final say over everything that is said. Her services include:

  • Customized vows
  • Ceremony rehearsal (if applicable)
  • Elopements
  • Vow renewals
  • Anniversaries
  • Civil unions
  • Non-religious
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Consulting services
  • Woman-owned

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Ceremony Rehearsal

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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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    Fantastic Officiant

    My husband and I found Hannah with River & Root Ceremonies on Wedding Wire, and we could not be more pleased with our experience. Hannah brought organization , professionalism, and sincerity to our wedding event. She was prompt, responsive, organized, and so easy to work with that it made our experience a lot less stressful and much more enjoyable. I highly recommend River & Root Ceremonies to anyone looking for an amazing officiant and seamless and smooth experience. I'm so very glad we found her and had the privilege of working with Hannah for our wedding !

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    Adam J. Married on 06/01/2021
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    Best Part of our Wedding

    Hannah is absolutely incredible! She was professional, personable and made our special day better than we could have imagined. We cannot recommend her enough; our ceremony was above and beyond, thanks to her. The process leading up to the big day was fun and intimate and really got us excited for our celebration of love. During the ceremony, she was able to express our love for each other through her beautiful words while capturing the essence of our relationship. 10/10 would recommend, our wedding would not have been the same without her! She's the best there is!

    River and Root Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much, Adam (full disclosure - we are cousins!) It was such a joy to get to know you and S in this special way, and it meant a lot to be a part of your wonderful wedding celebration. Thank you both for the thoughtfulness, thoroughness, care and and compassion you showed yourselves and each other throughout the ceremony writing process. Big hugs!
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If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
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I thought I was going to be out of town for October & November this year, but I will be in the DMV.

So, I am happy to offer 15% off my regular package price for all elopements and short-notice weddings booked before December 15, 2022 for weddings performed before December 15, 2022.

Package includes personalized ceremony with your choice of vows and readings, paperwork signing, and keepsake ceremony copy.

Please message me for details.


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I worked with Hannah Nielsen-Jones and she was just a joy. She made the rehearsal and ceremony so smooth and flawless. I look forward to working with her more!


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