Rooted & Wild

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About Rooted & Wild

Rooted & Wild is a licensed wedding officiant in Portland, Oregon who takes great joy in creating spirited wedding ceremonies that express your unique romance story. Whether it’s in an open field or on the edge of a cliff, officiant Emily Sterling wants your wedding ceremony to be romantic, sacred, and unforgettable. Rooted & Wild gladly officiates indoor and outdoor weddings in and around the Pacific Northwest.

Services Offered
If you’re dreaming of a wedding, elopement, vow renewal, or civil union in the heart of nature, Emily is more than willing to hike to the destination you desire for your ceremony. Rooted & Wild believes that everyone’s love story should be told which is why Emily enjoys officiating for members of the LGBTQ community. 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 even provides vow writing workshops. Emily will also preside over non-religious, interfaith, agnostic, and non-denominational ceremonies.

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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
Pre-ceremony pep talk
Pre-ceremony pep talk
Oregon coast elopement
Oregon coast elopement
Redwood Deck at Hoyt Arboretum
Redwood Deck at Hoyt Arboretum
Family wedding on the beach
Family wedding on the beach
The kiss
The kiss
Vow writing workshop
Vow writing workshop
Signing of papers
Signing of papers
Intimate backyard wedding
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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19 Reviews for Rooted & Wild

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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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    Julie · Married on 11/03/2018

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    Best wedding celebrant!!

    I don’t even know where to start with how WONDERFUL Emily was to work with. From the very beginning, Emily made sure that we were on the same page. She spent time getting to know us and she made sure she understood the tone we wanted for the wedding. She had creative ideas to make our ceremony unique. She showed us exactly what she would be reading during the wedding, and allowed us to provide feedback. On the day of the wedding, she was at the venue early, making sure everything was ready for the ceremony.

    We had specifically asked that the wedding be lighthearted and more funny than serious. She delivered—people were crying and laughing at the same time. I had so many people come up to me after the ceremony asking about her. Many people said it was the BEST wedding ceremony they had ever been part of—and I agree. ☺

    Sent on 11/09/2018

    Rooted & Wild's reply:

    Thank you Julie! It was so incredibly fun to create a ceremony that reflected the humor and love story of you and Adam. I had such a good time with you all! Congratulations!

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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

3 Events

  • Feb Tue

    Vow Writing Workshop

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    • When:
      Feb 05, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
    • Location:
      Abernethy Center 606 15th St, Oregon City, 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. You'll leave with inspiration and tips to tackle your vows with confidence. In this workshop, you will receive vow writing templates, tips & tricks and reflection questions to get your creative juices flowing!

    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 and include a glass of champagne!

    Tickets on sale here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vow-writing-workshop-part-1-tickets-53838060087

  • Feb Sun

    Vow Writing Workshop

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    • When:
      Feb 24, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    • Location:
      Corkscrew Wine Bar 1665 SE Bybee Blvd Portland, OR, 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.

    There are 2 workshop dates available at this location: February 24th and April 7th.

    Purchase your tickets for the above dates here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vow-writing-workshop-tickets-53772136909

  • Mar Tue

    Vow Writing Part 2

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    • When:
      Mar 12, 2019 07:00 PM - Mar 13, 08:30 PM (1 day event)
    • Location:
      Abernethy Center 606 15th St. Oregon City, OR, Portland, Portland

    Part 2 of the Vow Writing Workshop series is for couples who wish to refine and finalize their vows in a workshop setting! We will go deeper into vow structures with time to write and receive feedback from the instructor. Leave the workshop with a final version of your vows and the confidence to express your love to your partner on your wedding day. (No public speaking is required during this workshop! This is a safe zone to receive as much or as little feedback as you are comfortable with).

    Vow Writing Part 1 is required before attending Part 2. The next Vow Writing Part 1 class is on February 5th.

    Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vow-writing-workshop-part-2-tickets-53838511437

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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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