Rooted & Wild is a wedding Celebrant based in Portland, Oregon who takes great joy in creating spirited wedding ceremonies that express your unique love story. Whether it’s in your backyard or at a waterfall, officiant Emily Sterling wants your wedding ceremony to be romantic, sacred, and unforgettable. With a down to earth vibe and equal parts humor and sacredness, Emily gladly officiates both indoor and outdoor weddings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond! Ask her about her travel bucket list to see if your wedding plans align.
If you’re dreaming of a wedding, elopement, vow renewal, or civil union in the heart of nature, Emily will hike to the destination you desire for your ceremony. Rooted & Wild believes that everyone’s love story is important which is why Emily is passionate about serving all couples. She is a proud LGBTQ-ally vendor. As each couple is special and deserves services tailored to their unique needs, Emily offers a free 30-minute consultation to make sure she’s the perfect wedding officiant for you. Rooted & Wild helps couples write their vows and provides fun vow writing workshops in Portland, Oregon and online. Emily specializes in non-religious, interfaith, agnostic, and non-denominational ceremonies.
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Randal Glynn · Married on 08/02/2019
Great experience & so fun!
My fiancé and I attended a vow writing workshop that Emily hosted. It was definitely one of our favorite parts of wedding planning/preparing. Writing our own vows was something we both wanted to accomplish but didn’t know where to begin. Emily made the process easier and fun! We were able to reflect on our relationship and discuss where we’d like our relationship to go. The 90 minute session had us crying, laughing, and remembering why we are marrying each other! I highly recommend to all engaged couples and even those looking to renew their vows! Thanks Emily!Sent on 03/14/2019
Rooted & Wild's reply:Thank you Randal! It was so much fun working with you both and hearing about your love story. I know those vows will be AMAZING!
Kyra Creger · Married on 07/27/2019
Great service and excellent job! We had lots of fun with the process as well.Sent on 08/04/2019
Rooted & Wild's reply:Thanks Kyra! It was super fun working with you and Gary. Thanks for helping me dig up those chemistry puns. It was fun!
Marissa Solini · Married on 07/13/2019
Vow Writing Workshop Review
My partner and I attended Emily's "Vow Writing Workshop" and were so glad we did! We are getting married next year and are opting for a small intimate wedding so making sure we have meaningful and heartfelt vows is very important to us. After this workshop I feel full of reminders of why I'm so excited to marry my partner and finally feel in the right mindset to write these vows - all thanks to Emily! She was helpful at guiding us, while also encouraging us to be 100% ourselves and she has such a calm and wonderful energy about her. I highly recommend her workshop!Sent on 11/09/2018
Rooted & Wild's reply:Thank you Marissa! I'm so glad that you and your partner found the workshop helpful and a comfortable environment to explore your love story!
If you want your ceremony to stand out from the other 20 weddings you've been to recently, go with Rooted and Wild. You'll create a memorable ceremony that is fun for you and your guests!
Emily has a wonderful and strong sense of self and her surroundings. She is an active listener that allows for full immersion in cultivating the experience that each individual couple wants and desires. Her calm, supportive demeanor makes for an ideal efficient and trustworthy confidant. You can only have a joyous and calm ceremony when she is a part of it.