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Your Personal Ceremony

Portland, OR View map

About

$405 Typical Price

"We have gotten so many amazing responses from our friends and family about how beautifully you performed the ceremony. Everyone just cannot stop talking about how touching it was, and how it was perfectly 'us.'" from Erin & Shannon, a couple we married. We specialize in custom-created wedding ceremonies personalized for the bride and groom. We guide you, the couple, in creating your own unique ritual, providing you with inspiring material from which to choose, drawn from the great spiritual traditions, including Native American, Jewish, Celtic, Hindu and Christian Together we create a ceremony that honors both you and your families. We help you find the words and rites that connect your souls! Currently we are offering covid-style elopements and very small ceremonies in our own backyard and covered porch. You can still be married with some small personal touches. A private ceremony can be just as memorable as the bigger ones of yesteryear - hey, wearing masks and still kissing is quite memorable! Very reasonably priced. Just give a call!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$405

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$195

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$100

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed
Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Buddhist
Earth-Based
Hindu
Jewish
No Denomination
Pagan
Quaker
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA
HI
OR
WA

What languages do you speak?

English
French
Hebrew
Spanish

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    Michael E. Married on 05/11/2021
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    Extraordinary

    She made the process easy, I was totally comfortable. The ceremony was quick, and to the point. I really appreciate her flexibility.
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    Patrick G. Married on 05/10/2021
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    Excellent choice of officiant

    Ms Joan was very easy to talk when we were creating our vows & ceremony schedule. Her calm and sweet demeanor was just what we needed in creating meaningful vows that really expressed the couple we are.
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    Luciana G. Married on 04/25/2021
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    Wedding during pandemic

    Joanie was super flexible and nice. She was on time to our wedding. Joanie was extremely professional. And before our wedding she was able to answer any questions we had. I recommend her to anyone who is plannimg to get married during a pandemic , a time that has been extremely stressful. Thank you Joanie!!!! Ohhh and she took pictures of us! :D

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

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We offer free, no-obligation interviews in our Portland home so that we can all see if we are a match and to lay the groundwork for your ceremony!

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Team

Yehudah Winter
Yehudah Winter
Wedding Officiant

Yehudah Winter, RN, MS - Yehudah was raised Jewish and, in his spiritual explorations, has lived in a Zen Buddhist monastery, studied Aikido, Yoga, and Tai Chi, and been a frequent participant in the Native American sweat lodge. Since 1977, he has performed weddings of almost every combination, employing his experience, openness, and creativity in each one. After working a decade as a hospice and oncology nurse, he decided to devote himself to helping people with every type of life transition from birth to death. He and Joanie are both Compassionate Listening Facilitators associated with The Compassionate Listening Project.

Joanie Levine
Joanie Levine
Wedding Officiant

Joanie Levine, M.A. - Joanie is a born ceremonialist. Since her 20's she has been creating ceremonies of all sorts - weddings, coming-of-age, funerals, solstices, equinoxes - for small groups as well as gatherings of 600 people. Joanie is spiritually eclectic - Jewish by birth, she is a student of Native American, Buddhist, Taoist and Unitarian theologies. A Dance Ethnologist, Joanie has studied how ceremony functions in cultures around the world. She feels a special connection with nature and is an avid organic gardener, a published poet and a professional storyteller. Currently, both she and Yehudah sing in a choir and a chant group. Both she and Yehudah are Compassionate Listening Facilitators with Compassionate Listening.Org- and they both are good at listening to what a couple really needs - all the nitty gritty details that a ceremony requires.

Ana Villarqui
Ana Villarqui
Bi-Lingual Wedding Officiant

Ana Villarqui is our Spanish bi-lingual officiant. She is available for both bi-lingual and Spanish language weddings, as well as simple non-denominational ceremonies. With her years of experience as a Spanish and ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher in Oregon and North Carolina, her warmth and creativity, Ana offers couples the opportunity to create a unique and beautiful wedding ceremony.

Ana Villarqui es nuestra oficiante bilingüe. Ella prepara y oficia ceremonias para casamientos en español o bilingües. Con su experiencia como maestra de español e inglés como idioma segundo en Oregon y North Carolina, y su personalidad genial, Ana les ofrece la oportunidad de crear una hermosa y única ceremonia matrimonial.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Aaronstadt Studios Photography Aaronstadt Studios Photography Wedding Photographers

We recently worked with Joanie of Your Personal Ceremony. She was very personable and easy to work with. She was very attentive to the bride and Groom and made sure that the day was about them. She made the ceremony personal and interesting without taking away from the reverence that should also be part of the service. I would definitely recommend her to Brides and Grooms.

David A. Barss, Photographer David A. Barss, Photographer Wedding Photographers

If you are looking for someone to marry you and you want someone who has experience with a variety of faiths, mixed faith marriages, or just commitment ceremonies, they are very flexible, check them out they do a great job.

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5707 NE 15 Ave Portland, OR, 97211
5036795933
503-287-8737

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