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-hearted 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 1200 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 from all-over-the-world. She loves nature and beauty – and knows so many spectacular locations for your Ceremony.
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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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
Ann B · Married on 09/17/2019
Best wedding officiant ever!!!
All I can say is, Mary Ellen is the best! She truly is interested in making your wedding ceremony unique and special. Mary Ellen took time to learn our individual love story, and incorporated that into the most beautiful ceremony. All our friends and family commented on what a great job she did, and said our wedding was one of the best weddings they had ever attended. Mary Ellen not only provided resources and suggestions to help us along in the process, but was a huge emotional support as the big day approached with rain clouds threatening to dampen our outdoor wedding at Sparks Lake. We have no doubt that when the skies opened up and the sun revealed itself just at the right time it was due to Mary Ellen’s positive energy! Our wedding day was a huge success and we cannot thank Mary Ellen enough for all she did to make it happen!Sent on 09/17/2019
Hillary B · Married on 09/12/2019
Mary Ellen is a delightfully compassionate person to work with and an even lovelier person to know. She put us at ease with her knowledge and helped us by suggesting locations, vendors, and provided ceremony examples for us to get ideas. Mary Ellen worked diligently with us to create our one of a kind elopement ceremony, which we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We appreciated Mary Ellen's demeanor and easy going approach. We had so much fun eloping! I wish we could do it every year!Sent on 10/12/2019
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Congratulations!! I hope you are enjoying every minute of marriage... What a beautiful couple you are..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!