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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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
Vow writing workshop
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.
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Clear skies on wedding day
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Intimate van life elopement in the gorge
Intimate van life elopement in the gorge

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28 Reviews for Rooted & Wild

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  • 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 11/09/2018

    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!
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    Natalie Secrest · Getting married on 06/05/2019

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    Emily is incredible!!

    Our experience with Emily was absolutely incredible!! Right from the start, she took the time to meet with us and really get to know us. Not only did she ask us a lot of questions and make it a fun process of learning more about our story, but you could really feel how much she genuinely cared. After getting to know us, she crafted the most beautiful and personalized ceremony for us! On the day of our elopement, she made us feel so comfortable. We laughed and cried with her and just felt so at ease with her. Hiring Emily to be our celebrant was by far the best decision we made. The ceremony ended up being the best part of the day and we have Emily to thank for that! We would HIGHLY recommend Emily to anyone looking for a really special, personalized experience on their wedding day :)

    Sent on 05/12/2019

    Rooted & Wild's reply:

    Thank you soooo much Natalie & Matt! I feel so lucky to have gotten to witness your sweet, sweet love and to officiate your intimate elopement. It was such a memorable day and I'm so happy for you two lovebirds!

    Also, everyone hire Natalie Secrest for your wedding photography. She is awesome :)

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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

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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 See on map
    9713192681 (Phone number)

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