Your Personal Ceremony

5707 NE 15 Ave, Portland, OR 97211 Map · Phone number
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About Your Personal Ceremony

"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!

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74 Reviews for Your Personal Ceremony

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Rhian G. · Married on 08/11/2020

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    A Simple and Beautiful Handfasting Ceremony

    Joan Levine is an absolute delight and carried out our ceremony with the upmost professionalism. Joan invited us into her home and suggested a hand fasting ceremony based on my Celtic roots. We decided on Peninsula Park as the venue, the service was short yet beautiful set against a backdrop of a clear, blue sky and glorious sunshine, perfect for an intimate, outdoor ceremony in Portland and in the month of November!

    We highly recommend Joan for a personalised wedding ceremony, she will accommodate your ideas and make helpful suggestions to make your special day just perfect. Thank you Joan!

    Sent on 12/12/2019
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    E D · Married on 04/20/2020

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    Beautiful Ceremony despite quarantine

    Joanie is amazing. She walk you through every step of the process and helps personalize every part of the ceremony. Despite the quarantine nearly forcing us to cancel, Joanie was awesome and helped us adjust our ceremony so we could still get married on our chosen day. Our ceremony was beautiful and very unique. Thank you Joanie for helping us adapt and create a one of a kind ceremony!

    Sent on 04/25/2020
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    Tracy R. · Married on 04/10/2020

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    Caring, flexible and easy to work with!

    Joanie went above and beyond with anything we requested for our "Micro Wedding" ceremony and offered their lovely backyard to hold the ceremony, which we gladly accepted! :) Making edits to the ceremony was a breeze and Joanie promptly responded every time. They even sent us photos and videos that we'll cherish for years to come. A++ and highly recommend to anyone!

    Sent on 10/07/2020

    Your Personal Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks so much, Tracy! As I already wrote you, you put your heart into every detail. All the best! Joanie

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Your Personal Ceremony FAQ

  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Free No-Obligation Interviews
    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!

Team of Your Personal Ceremony

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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    5032878737 (Other Phone Number)
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