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Seattle Wedding Pastor is a wedding officiant based in Seattle, Washington. Rich Sclanfani is a non-denominational wedding officiant, pastor, and professional counselor with more than 20 years of experience. He is always delighted and honored to be part of a couple’s big day, and aims to craft a ceremony that you will never forget. Rich prides himself on being creative, flexible, respectful, resourceful, and fun - qualities that he channels into every wedding he is a part of.

Services Offered
Seattle Wedding Pastor offers complimentary consultations to start, so that you can have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and make sure Rich is the right fit for you. Licensed in both Washington and Oregon, Rich is happy to officiate non-religious, single-religion, and interfaith ceremonies and vow renewals. He orchestrates a rehearsal ahead of time, in order to make sure everyone is on the same page. Not only can Rich help you craft a custom ceremony, he is happy to provide recommendations and referrals for other aspects of the wedding. Seattle Wedding Pastor also provides premarital and marriage counseling, so you can strengthen your relationship with each other.

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Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal

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Leigh Sent on 01/14/2017
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Rich is the BEST wedding officiant out there! He is creative, thoughtful, and hilarious, and helped us create a perfectly individualized wedding ceremony. We have received so many comments from wedding guests about how meaningful and unique they found the ceremony. Thank you, Rich!
Kate Sent on 11/17/2015
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From the moment we met Rich we knew he was the right person to marry us. Neither my husband nor I are particularly religious, but we were at a loss about how to construct a meaningful ceremony outside of a church. Rich immediately soothed all of our worries and worked with us to create a ceremony that was personal, loving, and sincere.

Rich provides you with a step by step process to customize your ceremony in a way that feels fun and manageable. He is open to making it as religious or secular as you want with no judgement. He was extremely patient and supportive as we worked through rounds of revisions. The day before the wedding he ran a rehearsal that was organized and that made our out of town friends and family feel included and well prepared.

I cannot imagine having gotten married without Rich and I would recommend him to any couple looking to build a unique and personalized experience.
User905479 Sent on 08/20/2012
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From the first time we met Rich, we knew he would be perfect for the job, not only because of his experience, but also because his beaming personality let us know that he truly enjoys his job. He worked with our budget, which was a big plus for us. Throughout putting together our sermon, he was always very considerate of our wishes for what we wanted for our ceremony, like how religious (or not) we wanted it to sound, and the kind of sermonette he delivered. Correspondence was always quick and reliable. And something that is very unique to his services is his "pastor humor" section, where he gave my husband and I questions to answer (secretly) about one another. At the ceremony, he read our answers about each other, and it really made everything so personal and even more special. All of our guests loved that section. Rich, was great to work with and I definitely recommend him to my friends, and anyone looking for a great pastor. Thanks, Rich!
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jeremy leffel jeremy leffel Wedding Photographers

Rich Sclafani is a true professional and a gentleman. He is easy-going, fun to be around, and exhibits incredible character and integrity in all situations. I dare you to spend some time with Rich and NOT become good friends...he has a rare ability to bring comfort, personality, and humor to everything he does. Rich is an excellent addition to any wedding and does a top-notch job.


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