Artist at Heart • Lover of Nature • Evolving Human
Mary Ellen Deckelmann, MA – is an Officiant, Minister, Celebrant – who will add a contemporary, inspiring, and fun feel to your Wedding Ceremony.
Being a “Love” and or Relationship Happiness Coach makes it easy for her to connect with you and to find out what is truly important for you in the life you are creating together in Love.
Mary Ellen is dedicated to the magic and the spirit of deep-human-connections and because of this she is able to evoke a feeling of sacredness – love and ritual that is joyful, light-hearte, and friendly.
She brings fresh ideas to communicating your Love-Story in your ceremony – as she is whimsical, soulful, wise, and highly professional.
She honors all paths that lead to love and commitment. She has performed over 1300 plus Weddings throughout the Northwest & Maine which add to her relaxed, creative, kind, and meaningful style.
Mary Ellen grew up in Tanzania, Spain, Turkey, Sri Lanka, and Oregon.
She is a student of human potential, consciousness, and mindfulness – which adds to her expanded world-view and capacity to work graciously with her diverse clients who are from all-over-the-world. She loves nature and beauty – and knows so many spectacular locations in nature for your Ceremony or an exquisite venue.
Mary Ellen is so much more than your classic Officiant – she is more of a choreographer of ceremony - a day-of-coordinator – who loves to ensure your ceremony is well organized – flows effortlessly, and touches the hearts of everyone present.
She orchestrates beautiful ceremonies of Love with grace and ease – as the ceremony she creates will be a unique expression of your love and who you are.
Mary Ellen is licensed to practice in the states of California, Hawaii, Maine, Oregon, and Washington. She has experience creating non-religious ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, vow renewals, civil unions, same-sex unions. ceremonies, , Buddhist, Earth-Based, Non-Denominational, and Pagan ceremonies.
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Michael Robert · Getting married on 03/12/2021
lovely officiant for your special occasion
Mary Ellen recently officiated our wedding in rural Oregon and it was great. She worked a lot with us prior to the ceremony to make sure it was exactly how we wanted. She was very communicative and flexible about our plans both generally and in the details. She helped us pull it together in person prior to the event and stayed afterward to be social. She added to the experience with her own wit and energy. We really like her as a person and you will to.Sent on 01/26/2020
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Thanks so much. I hope 2020 is a fantastic year and start of wild wonders decade of love! Big Love. ME
Julianne Whitaker · Getting married on 02/10/2021
Mary Ellen was so easy to work with for our destination elopement. She helped us plan it all long-distance before we even arrived in Bend. When we did arrive, it was so easy to get everything finalized and to enjoy our ceremony with just close family.Sent on 12/13/2019
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Thanks so much it was such a pleasure to meet you both. I hope life is grand and you are having a wonderful holiday season. Big Love...M.E.
Cierra Cotton · Getting married on 07/09/2020
Beautiful Day on Mt. Hood!
Mary Ellen was such a pleasure to work with! We especially appreciated her advice and direction to find the perfect words for our elopement. Mary Ellen took the time to get to know our unique love story and incorporate it into our ceremony. We weren't certain of what to expect or anticipate for a private ceremony and she did a wonderful job of guiding us through both the preparation and the wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!Sent on 10/20/2019
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Cierra & Alex....Thank you so much !!!........you are such an inspiring and happy couple...Yay...Happy Trails...M.E.
Mary Ellen is always professional and wonderful to work with. I have worked with her on a few weddings and I like her style and how she engages the couple and guests in the ceremony to make the memories of their beautiful day even more special.
Mary Ellen is wonderful to work with and has preformed many ceremonies at Black Butte Ranch. Couples enjoy her fun approach, and she develops a wonderful relationship with the couples she works with.
Mary Ellen is a true gem! She is a wonderful woman who will give your wedding the time and attention for a truly beautiful ceremony! You'll certainly be in good hands!