River and Root Ceremonies

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About River and Root Ceremonies

River and Root Ceremonies is a unique officiant business located in Washington, D.C. They work with individuals, couples and families to create ceremonies that honor your major life transition. They'll use their training, along with your ideas and love story, to craft a ceremony that represents you and your partner. River and Root Ceremonies can't wait to be a part of your special day.

Experience

Hannah Nielson-Jones is the owner and lead celebrant of this company. She graduated from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, and has been a part of the wedding industry for several years. 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 50 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
  • Elopements
  • Vow renewals
  • Anniversaries
  • Civil unions
  • Non-religious
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Consulting services
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Grooms exchanging vows | Lauren Kinsey Photography
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Wedding ceremony officiant | Lauren Kinsey Photography
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16 Reviews for River and Root Ceremonies

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ashley · Married on 10/06/2018

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    Perfect Recipe for a Ceremony

    Jeff and I found out about Hannah on Catalyst Wedding Co and we are so lucky she was available on our wedding day!

    The process started by meeting with Hannah (in our case, we had a phone call since we were planning from Chicago) and getting to know each other. Once we decided we HAD TO HAVE Hannah officiate our wedding, she provided a questionnaire. The questionnaire was such a good exercise because I got to sit down with my partner, Jeff, and really get to the root of what makes him him, what parts we love most about each other, how we think our relationship with grow with marriage, what our parents contributed to us... it's like a tiny time capsule of our love in written form.

    Hannah used the questionnaire to get to know us and draft up our ceremony. We gave feedback only once and the second draft is what we used... she wrote it as though she has known us for years.

    We cannot recommend Hannah enough. She is a great listener, a great moderator, and a beautiful writer. She was instrumental in crafting the story we wanted to share on our wedding day. Our friends and family can't stop raving about how the ceremony was so special and "so us". (The ceremony was crafted around a cookbook that Jeff and I are trying to cook every recipe in... amazing!)

    Thank you, Hannah!

    Sent on 10/25/2018

    River and Root Ceremonies's reply:

    Oh, Ashley, thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words. It was a genuine pleasure getting to know you & Jeff (and to get cookbook recommendations from you, too!). Thank you for the ways you showed up for the process of co-creating the wedding ceremony - I'm so very glad that you were pleased with it and that it felt right to you both. Big hugs and congrats!
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    Emily · Married on 06/17/2018

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    Hannah helped us cultivate a ceremony that truly felt like our own. She was generous and felxiable throughout the collaborative process of creating our ceremony together, and she shared wonderful insight using her experience and expertise. An absolute joy!

    Sent on 08/01/2018
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    River and Root Ceremonies's reply:

    Oh, Emily, working with you and Tim was so much fun. I loved the challenge of discerning how to reference one of our mutual favorite works of art in just the right way as part of your wedding, and I was moved and honored to witness the ways that you both showed up for each other and for the process with such authenticity and grace. Congratulations again and thank you for inviting me to be a part of this wonderful (and humid ;) day!

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River and Root Ceremonies FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 650.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 200.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? Yes
  • 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? DC, MD, VA
  • What languages do you speak? Spanish

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Short-Notice Weddings and Elopements $225 until July 15

    Short-Notice Weddings and Elopements now $225 until July 15. Includes one phone consultation, personalized ceremony with your choice of vows and readings, and paperwork signing. Free travel within 20 miles of DC.

    Bodas de corto plazo ahora $225 hasta el 15 de julio. Incluye una consulta telefónica, una ceremonia personalizada con su elección de votos y lecturas, y la firma de documentos. Viaje gratis dentro de 20 millas de DC.

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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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    202-759-6347 (Phone number)

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