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. 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 on sabbatical and will only be booking in-person weddings for June 2021, July 2021, and August 2021 at the moment. I am happy to work with you remotely on ceremony consults for events taking place outside that time frame. Thank you for understanding!

Experience

Hannah Nielsen-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 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
  • 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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27 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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    Adam J. · Getting 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!

    Sent on 02/15/2020

    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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    Jay P. · Married on 01/09/2021

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    The perfect person for our special day!

    Hannah was an absolute blast to work with and provided my wife and I a clear pathway to the ceremony of our dreams. Hannah's professionalism gave us comfort as every step was easily explained along the way. We couldn't have asked for a better person to marry us! Thank You, Lindsay and Jay

    Sent on 09/23/2020

    River and Root Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much, Jay! I really enjoyed working with you and Lindsay. I appreciated your flexibility under the pandemic circumstances and I was so very happy to be a part of your celebration. Congratulations once more!

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River and Root Ceremonies FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 750.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 275.00
  • 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 services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
    Licensed
    Bilingual
  • 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

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1 Endorsement

  • Events By TRB Wedding Planners

    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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