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.
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.
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:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lynn · Getting married on 11/05/2019
Accepting, Flexible and Positive Energy
Hannah was the officiant at our wedding in May 2019 and she was exceptional. From the initial meeting Hannah made us feel very comfortable. This was truly an accomplishment as all 3 of us were in different locations so it was a virtual video chat meeting. Then meeting in Hannah in person was even better. She has such a warm, welcoming energy - it was just what we were looking for. The process questionnaire and follow-on exchanges were very helpful in focusing us on what we wanted for our ceremony. Finding Hannah was a blessing. She's wonderful!Sent on 05/27/2019
River and Root Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so much, Lynn! It was wonderful working with you both, both remotely and then in person. I really enjoyed the different elements that you brought to the ceremony and the ways that you each brought so much of yourselves into the process. It was very moving for me to be a part of your elopement and I'm so happy for you both!
Alex · Married on 05/18/2019
Hannah creates MAGIC!
I cannot say enough good things about Hannah! Run, don't walk, and hire this incredible human! She made our wedding ceremony one of the most magical experiences of my life. So many guests noted that it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been to. Every step of the way, from our original meeting to the day of the ceremony was so magical thanks to her incredible process. We knew right away after meeting you that she were for us, and we are so grateful that we found her. The final script was gorgeous, and we are still receiving compliments to this day about the ceremony. The energy was palpable during the day of the event- something that I know Hannah helped created. I wish I could give Hannah more stars than are even available for reviews here! Her professionalism, artistry, vision, and voice SHINE through her process!Sent on 06/04/2019
River and Root Ceremonies's reply:ALLLLLEEEEXXXX!!
Diana Delgado · Married on 05/04/2019
You Wont Regret Hiring Hannah!
We got married on May 4th 2019, and worked with Hannah for over 6 months to make sure our vows and ceremonial language was perfect for who we are and for what we wanted our marriage to represent. Throughout the process Hannah was nothing short of spectacular and supportive. She provided us with guiding language and ceremonial recommendations, but also flexible enough to allow improvisation. In fact, because we knew Hannah was bilingual and could handle a Spanish reading passage, we added one. We opted to trust her abilities, and she executed flawlessly. Hannah went above and beyond what was necessary but also talking with our friends to get a wholistic understanding of who we are as people. Hannah was always available to answer any questions we had, and we never once felt that she wasn't listening to us. In fact, Hannah is an active listener and she reflects that in her work.Sent on 05/06/2019
During our rehearsal, Hannah was able to efficiently guide our wedding party through the ceremony and answer any questions our guests had. On game day, Hannah was professional, punctual, and steady. It makes a world of difference when you believe in the abilities of your officiant to lead you through your marriage ceremony. We highly recommend Hannah for any and all marriages.
River and Root Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so much, Diana. It was truly a joy to work with you both. Thank you for your creativity, your honesty, your humor, and your irrepressible spirits - I had so much fun collaborating with you on a ceremony that honored you as individuals and as partners. The day was such an infusion of warmth and love, it was almost palpable! Thank you and big hugs.
Short-Notice Weddings and Elopements now $250 until January 15, 2019. 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 $250 hasta el 15 de enero, 2019. 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.
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!