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Rooted & Wild

Portland, OR View map

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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 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.

Services Offered
If you’re dreaming of a wedding, elopement, or vow renewal in the heart of nature, Emily will hike to your destination 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, and spiritual ceremonies.

Emily's 2022 officiating calendar is almost full. She is only taking a few more ceremonies for October and November 2022. Her 2023 books are not yet open.She is also available for vow writing workshops, ceremony design consultations, first time officiant coaching, and general inquires.

Follow along on social media to see what she's up to @rootedandwildpdx.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

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?

Agnostic
No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA
OH
OR
WA

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Janine M. Married on 06/03/2022
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    Heartfelt and meaningful

    My daughter and her now husband chose Emily based on her philosophy and approach to wedding ceremonies. She performed a smaller ceremony where they said their intimate vows and a second ceremony for 115 people. She made each one special and meaningful. I would recommend her to anyone!

    Rooted & Wild's reply:

    Thank you Janine! It was so wonderful getting to meet you and hold space for your families during these celebrations. Such a joy!
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    Abigail N. Married on 05/28/2022
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    Amazing!

    Emily made our wedding ceremony the most magical moments of our lives. We cannot express enough how thoughtful, loving, and sentimental she crafted our ceremony to be. She added in so many personal touches (like our tradition of Rock Paper Scissors to decide our vow order) to make the ceremony special to us and our love. She spoke beautifully about our lives and told our love story in the most eloquent way- and made sure to slip in some laughs when needed! Every single guest shed happy tears and even our vendors told us they did, too! Since getting on a video call with her, we knew she was the person we wanted to marry us- my now wife pulled herself off camera to mouth “book her now!!” as we were talking to her. She has a calming and gentle presence that translates through all interactions- which is definitely appreciated during the wedding planning process! She is such a genuine & kind soul and we enjoyed working with her on a personal level as well- she makes you feel like family from the start!

    Her vow class & questionnaire was incredibly helpful to get our thoughts out on the page & focus on the promises we wanted to make to each other. We agreed that our vows wouldn’t have been nearly as good without her help, revisions, & friendly reminders to keep us on track. She helped us stay organized and accommodated all of our needs.

    Our guests couldn’t say enough, we can’t say enough, & we guarantee you won’t be able to say enough! If we had to do it all over again, we would choose Emily every time. We can say with the utmost confidence that working with her will be the best decision you make for your wedding. Nothing but love for her 💖
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    Lauren M. Married on 05/15/2022
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    Emily is fantastic

    Emily was absolutely amazing to work with. Very down to earth and easy to get along with. She really took the time to get to know us which in turn, led to a beautifully curated ceremony. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone getting married. Thank you so much, Emily!

    Rooted & Wild's reply:

    Thank you so much Lauren! It was lovely working with you both to celebrate your beautiful love story. Congratulations!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
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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!

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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.

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Portland, 97212
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