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.
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, agnostic, and non-denominational ceremonies.
Emily is now booking for spring and summer 2021 micro-weddings and elopements with less than 25 guests, pending state guidelines and restrictions due to COVID.
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Anna S. · Getting married on 01/08/2022
Emily is a FANTASTIC choice
My husband and I are so happy we chose Emily to officiate our wedding. Emily brought our ceremony to another level. She made vow writing seem less intimidating and had the best idea for our ceremony that allowed our friends and family to be a part of it even though they weren't physically able to be there. She is FANTASTIC!Sent on 01/05/2021
Rooted & Wild's reply:Thank you Anna! It was a total joy to help you create your heartfelt, loving ceremony in the midst of a pandemic. It was definitely a bright spot of 2020!
Joshua P. · Getting married on 12/07/2021
Best Celebrant Ever!
Emily was amazing - she helped us through every step of the process and totally delivered on the wedding day!! She really took the time to get to know us and was able to craft a ceremony that felt very personal and totally in line with our values as a couple. She was also able to deal with some unexpected obstacles on the day of with grace and humor and her calming presence was a real asset - we can't recommend her highly enough!Sent on 08/05/2020
Rooted & Wild's reply:Thank you Josh! It was a total honor to be a part of you and Brooke's memorable elopement ceremony. So glad that I was able to get to know you both and honor your journey in love.
Kristen B. · Getting married on 10/22/2021
Highly recommend her to any couple that wants a ceremony that celebrates their unique relationship.
Incredible officiant/celebrant. She made our ceremony so custom, unique and special for us. She was reliable, detail oriented, but most importantly so eloquent. She took our love story, our values and created a one of a kind ceremony that fit us perfectly. We would highly recommend her to any couple that wants a ceremony that celebrates their unique relationship.Sent on 05/16/2021
Rooted & Wild's reply:Thank you Kristen! It was such a joy to work with you and Caitlin to create a meaningful, heartfelt ceremony. Congratulations!!!
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.