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The Wedding Judge has three wedding officiants - Anthony, Emily, and Henry.

Anthony is a licensed attorney who started officiating weddings in Oregon as a Judge (hence The Wedding Judge). Because he enjoys it so much and seems to have a knack for it, he has continued officiating all over Oregon and Washington even after leaving the bench.

The Wedding Judge has expanded in the 15 years since Anthony officiated his first wedding and has added two additional officiants - Emily and Henry. Emily is amazing with people. To know her, really is to love her. She will definitely leave an impression on you and your guests. Families are always trying to feed her after her ceremonies. Henry is kind, funny, compassionate, and professional. Though Anthony has officiated his fair share, Henry is The Wedding Judge's resident expert on non-binary and LGBTQ+ ceremonies.

The three of them have officiated thousands of weddings in the Pacific Northwest in all different types of venues - from backyards to livingrooms to parks to prisons, jails, and courthouses to cable cars to churches to backstage during the intermission at the Portland Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker to fancy hotels and beautiful gardens to beaches, waterfalls, and mountain vistas off the beaten path. Anthony is only the second person to have officiated a wedding in the Oregon State Capitol Building, and the only person to do so in modern times.

Ceremonies are completely customizable because Anthony, Emily, and Henry want you to have the wedding you want. They are very flexible and can accommodate short notice weddings - even same-day ceremonies. They can even accommodate couples who don't have witnesses.

For couples who want a "courthouse" type wedding without the courthouse setting, Anthony, Emily, and Henry offer their services at a significant discount. Anthony can officiate ceremonies in both English and Spanish. Se habla Espanol.

Most couples don't know this, but the marriage license contains all of the information necessary for someone to steal a couple's identities, and the officiant has access to the license. Anthony has drafted legislation and testified before the Oregon Legislature to help protect this information, and as a former judge, and licensed attorney, Anthony is legally and ethically obligated to keep your information safe. Emily and Henry abide by the same standards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$245

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

OR
WA

What languages do you speak?

English
Spanish
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Tamra Getting married on 08/11/2025
5 out of 5 rating
Anthony was more than willing to let us take the lead and make up our own ceremony script. He was always there when called upon and always willing to listen to suggestions without discrimination. He never told us we could not do something he simply said "if that's what you prefer". My husband and I were very pleased with his mannerisms and he was up beat and friendly during the entire process. He also photographed well which was a big thing for us. We needed some one who was photogenic and he certainly fit that bill. Thanks Anthony for everything, you made our day a little extra special. Sincerely, The Hagerman Family
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Alexandra S. Married on 10/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Halloween wedding on the beach

Anthony made the whole process so easy and fun! We couldn't have been happier with our ceremony and we will both recommend Anthony to anyone getting married in the area. Great price, amazing ceremony, hassle free. We were married on Halloween and thought it would be so cool if our officiant was in costume and Anthony nailed it! Thank you so much for helping make our day so special!
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Faith Y. Married on 10/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Very Personable and Charismatic!

I鈥檒l be honest, I had no idea what I was doing planning this thing, and it was a little past our ceremony start time and everyone was still chatting. I told Emily that we were needing to start soon and I was struggling to get everyone in their seats, so she made an announcement for me, everyone got seated quickly, and we were able to get started. She even reminded the family to stand up when it was my turn to walk with my dad, which I totally forgot was a thing and definitely made me feel like a princess!!!!
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4 Endorsements
Cello by Triana Cello by Triana Wedding Musicians

The Wedding Judge is wonderful! Three cheers for Oregon Weddings.. :)

K.Lindmeier Photography K.Lindmeier Photography Wedding Photographers

Anthony was kind and he seemed like he had a gentle soul. Exactly whom a bride and groom need to perform their wedding.

Aimee J'Adore Aimee J'Adore Wedding Hair & Makeup

Anthony was the officiant for our wedding ceremony, and we are both so happy to have had him! He listened carefully to what we wanted and gave us so many beautiful options and ways to design our ceremony. In the end, we decided a short and simple ceremony was "us" and he added enough fluidity to the ceremony to make it perfectly beautiful. I will be highly recommending him to all my brides as the best officiant in Oregon.

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