Rooted & Wild

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About Rooted & Wild

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.

Services Offered
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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Clear skies on wedding day
Intimate van life elopement in the gorge
Intimate van life elopement in the gorge
Cathedral vow renewal ceremony
Cathedral vow renewal ceremony
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Pre-ceremony pep talk
Oregon coast elopement
Oregon coast elopement
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Redwood Deck at Hoyt Arboretum
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Family wedding on the beach
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The kiss
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Vow writing workshop
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Signing of papers
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Intimate backyard wedding
Reading letters from their family during their intimate elopement in Mt. Rainier National Park.
Reading letters from their family during their intimate elopement in Mt. Rainier National Park.
Clear skies on wedding day
Clear skies on wedding day
Intimate van life elopement in the gorge
Intimate van life elopement in the gorge
Cathedral vow renewal ceremony
Cathedral vow renewal ceremony

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25 Reviews for Rooted & Wild

Recommended by 100% of couples


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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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    Marissa Solini · Getting married on 07/13/2019

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    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 11/10/2018

    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!
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    Randal Glynn · Married on 03/12/2019

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    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!

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Rooted & Wild FAQ

  • 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

2 Events

  • Apr Sun

    Vow Writing Workshop

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    • When:
      Apr 07, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    • Location:
      1665 SE Bybee Blvd Portland, OR 97202, Portland, Portland

    This 1.5 hour interactive workshop held in the cozy loft of the Corkscrew Wine Bar helps you craft the promises you want to make to your partner on your wedding day and throughout your relationship. You'll laugh, reflect and reconnect with the reasons why you are committing to your partner. In this workshop, you will receive vow writing templates, tips & tricks and reflection questions to get your creative juices flowing! You'll leave with inspiration and strategies to tackle your vows with confidence.

    Come with an open heart and a sense of humor. Couples are encouraged to attend the workshop together. This workshop is also appropriate for couples in love who are not engaged but wish to explore their love story or married couples who want to refresh their vows to one another.

    Tickets are $40/person. You can select an exclusive Sparkling Wine flight during the event for $20.

    Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vow-writing-workshop-tickets-53772136909

    Wine Flight: Toasting with Sparkling Wine

    There is a world of sparkling wine beyond Champagne and choosing the perfect one to toast your wedding doesn’t have to break the budget. Explore the ins and outs of sparkling wines as we visit three value driven options that are festive and delicious!

    Here's what participants have said about the workshop:

    "Emily’s workshop was warm and inviting. We were all quickly met with ease and humor that helped break the ice. After some giggling, we got to work. Her questions and prompts truly helped my partner and I find the words to express ourselves and write the perfect vows for us. I would recommend this workshop to anyone!"

    "It was a really helpful, fun, and intimate event. I've been feeling intimidated about writing my vows, but the exercises she led really helped get the juices flowing. The combination of light hearted, lightning-round activities mixed with quieter, reflective activities made it easy to get comfortable with her and the other participants".

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    Vow Writing Workshop

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    • When:
      May 15, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    • Location:
      8527 N Lombard St Portland, OR , Portland, Portland

    This 1.5 hour interactive workshop helps you craft the promises you want to make to your partner on your wedding day and throughout your relationship. You'll laugh, reflect and reconnect with the reasons why you are committing to your partner. Each couple receives a packet of resources including templates, reflection questions and example vows. You'll leave with inspiration and tips to tackle your vows with confidence.

    Come with an open heart and a sense of humor. Couples are encouraged to attend the workshop together. This workshop is also appropriate for couples in love who are not engaged but wish to explore their love story or married couples who want to refresh their vows to one another. All couples and love stories are welcome in this workshop.

    2019 clients get a discount, so please e-mail Emily for the discount code. A free glass of bubbly is included in the ticket price, as well as an exclusive discount code for vow writing calligraphy with Letters & Dust!

    Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vow-writing-workshop-tickets-57884086862

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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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