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Creating a ceremony that reflects you as a couple is important to me. I look for special ways to capture your personality as individuals and as a couple. The small nuances that make your ceremony uniquely yours are the moments you will cherish the most. Helping to create those moments is what I do best!

I welcome same-sex couples and celebrate and honor LGBTQ weddings with the same love and caring.

Getting to know you is important, so we will spend some time in person or by phone talking about your vision for your ceremony. Not sure what that is? I will help you discover it.

My goal is to customize a ceremony to reflect you, whether you are eloping to Tahoe for simple beach-side ceremony or hosting a grand celebration with all of your family and friends.

In addition to creating your ceremony, I attend your rehearsal or pre-rehearse with you. This helps you to feel more comfortable on your wedding day. Then, I return to conduct your wedding ceremony.

It is my responsibility to file your signed marriage paperwork and I do so using USPS Priority Mail with tracking, so you will know when it arrives at the Recorder's office and you can order your certified copies.

Getting married in Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Truckee, Tahoe City, Carnelian Bay, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Vista, Zephyr Cove, Reno, Carson City, Sparks or the surrounding areas? This is my home base, but I will travel outside these areas, when available.

Prior to choosing me as your officiant, I invite you to meet with me in person or by phone to ensure I am the person for you. This day is important and I feel it is important for you to feel comfortable with the person who officiates your marriage for you.

Look for me on Facebook and Instagram @weddingofficiantlaketahoe for recent photos.

 

PRICING

SAPPHIRE Ceremony  $445

A beautiful ceremony draws on the theme of love to create a memorable wedding. Through a series of interview questions by email and a meeting (call or in person, we discuss your ceremony and your vision of your wedding. Then, I create the ceremony with the goal of capturing your personality as a couple.

You have the opportunity to review the ceremony, make edits and request changes. I meet with you in person or by phone and correspond by email as much as needed until the ceremony is written and finalized.

We also plan your entrance, the entrance for parents/family and seating arrangements for the first rows. We discuss where to include music and I love creating unique and fun unity ceremonies for you.

I attend your rehearsal or pre-rehearse with you to ensure that we all are prepared for your ceremony. This helps you to feel more confident on your wedding day and your wedding party will know more of the details of their roles.

On your wedding day, I arrive at your wedding venue and spend a few moments checking in with you. The final step is a beautiful wedding ceremony.  (30 miles travel included)

Afterward, I file the paperwork with the appropriate county and send you a USPS tracking number so you know when it arrives at the recorder and you can place your order for a certificate.

 

ELOPEMENT Ceremony  $325

A beautiful ceremony draws on the theme of love to create a memorable wedding. Having no guests or just a few guests doesn’t mean your wedding ceremony is any less important. It is very much focused on the two of you. Through a series of questions by email along with a meeting (call or in person), we will talk about your ceremony and your vision of your wedding. Then, I create the ceremony with the goal of capturing your personality as a couple.

You have the opportunity to review the ceremony, make edits and request changes. I meet with you in person or by phone and correspond by email as much as needed until the ceremony is written and finalized.

We talk through the plan for how you will enter and other logistics of the ceremony, but do not have a formal rehearsal.

On your wedding day, I arrive at your wedding venue or location and spend a few moments checking in with you. The final step is a beautiful wedding ceremony. (30 miles travel included)

Afterward, I file the paperwork with the appropriate county and send you a USPS tracking number so you know when it arrives at the recorder and you can place your order for a certificate.

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HELP! I’M OFFICIATING FOR A FRIEND & DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO!  $95

What is required to make a ceremony legal? What are the “usual” parts of a ceremony? How do I run a rehearsal?

These and more questions will be answered during this consultation session. We can meet by phone or in-person and cover such things as:

Elements of the ceremony – what HAS to happen to make it legal Paperwork review – what is needed and where to file How to put together or write a personalized ceremony Timing and cadence – the importance of knowing how to pace things How to plan and run a rehearsal Tips for greater professionalism

 

 

Lauren
8/18/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My husband and I feel so incredibly lucky to have found Jackie. In the early stages of planning, we wanted a close friend or family member to officiate our wedding because we wanted it to feel personal. I'm so grateful we decided to hire a professional and even more grateful we met Jackie! From the first phone call all the way to the ceremony, we had felt as if we had known her for years, we were just that comfortable! The ceremony she wrote for us was beyond any expectation I could have had and we received so many compliments! For starters, I didn't even know a ceremony could be as interactive as the one she came up with. There were plenty of quotes to personalize it and I was able to add my own touches that Jackie put together flawlessly. Another reason we are over the moon for Jackie is because she is so inclusive. Selfishly, it didn't even come to mind that there might be officiants out there who wouldn't marry us because of who we love. We're "normal" so we didn't have to think about being judged. I've been able to see other weddings Jackie has done through social media and it makes me so happy to see her pure joy with all the couples she officiates for but I get a little extra teary eyed when I see how inclusive she is. We could not have hand picked a better officiant. Thank you Jackie for feeling like a long time friend and for creating a wonderful ceremony we will never forget!
Jackie Phillips, Officiant responded with the following comments:
Lauren, this just made me tear up! You two brought so much to the ceremony and it was so fun to make it customized and personal. But, it makes me so happy that my work with same-sex marriages and mixed races or faiths or whatever a couple brings is so celebrated by you. I have a unique vantage point to see that each couple has a uniquely beautiful love story. And when I am able to celebrate that with you, it makes my heart so happy. <3 Thank you for taking the time for this review.
L
8/12/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jackie vastly exceeded my expectations of what I expected from an officiant. I was expecting a ceremony that was generally written and could apply to any couple. Instead Jackie allows you to craft your ceremony by offering options of readings, passages, types or vows or ceremonies to fit you as a couple. Even though, my wedding was last minute, she arrived early to meet us in person for the first time and made some day of edits based on this that made the ceremony even more special. She helps guide the day (and in my case, even fixed my train after walking down the aisle since my only guests were our mothers). Both of our mothers could not stop commenting on how much they liked the ceremony and its flow. She knew everything necessary for marriage license filing and mailed it off the first business day after the ceremony. She even sent me a reminder list of all the places I needed to change my name :) I feel very fortunate that she was available for my last minute ceremony and will surely recommend her to anyone I come across getting married in the north Tahoe area. Thanks, Jackie!
Jackie Phillips, Officiant responded with the following comments:
Thank you, L! I loved your intimate ceremony with your moms and your pup. I still chuckle that he was distracted by the woman next door. I'm so glad we could put together a special ceremony quickly. I love the laughs you two shared during the ceremony -- it was so natural! It was fun for me to be a part of your wedding. Thank you for this awesome review!
Jennifer
8/11/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jackie is so sweet and did such an amazing job. From start to finish she was so warm and really got to know my husband and I. I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful ceremony and we had tons of compliments on her ceremony. I would strongly recommend her for your ceremony.
Jackie Phillips, Officiant responded with the following comments:
Jennifer, I am so happy to receive this review. Thank you very much. I enjoyed working with you both and I appreciate the calm sincerity of your wedding. I'm happy you chose me to celebrate with you. Thank you so much!
Ana
7/7/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jackie was the very first officiant I looked at when searching for one. When we met her for the first meeting to decide if we wanted her to marry us we knew almost instantly upon meeting her. We wanted a ceremony based on love as opposed to religion and she was easily able to give us exactly what we wanted. She was so sweet and kept us comfortable and in the loop with what she was doing throughout the entire process. Jackie is amazing at what she does and is all around an amazing human being. She made our ceremony very personalized and silly and we absolutely loved it! I will be recommending Jackie to everyone I know getting ready to get married.
Jackie Phillips, Officiant responded with the following comments:
Ana, thank you so much. It was fun dreaming up your wedding ceremony details with you! I love that you wanted to include some humor and I heard your friends and family chuckle a bit during the ceremony. It makes my heart happy to know that you had a ceremony that fit you both. I know you are going to have a fun marriage -- laughter together is the best!
Cara
6/1/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jackie was such a pleasure to work with! From our initial meeting with her, to fine-tuning our ceremony, she was responsive, original, and flexible; our ceremony really felt like it was all about us which is just what we were looking for. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant in the Lake Tahoe area!
Jackie Phillips, Officiant responded with the following comments:
Cara, the spark between you was so evident. I love all that I learned about you and the love you all brought to the ceremony. Thank you for choosing me--I'm glad I was able to be a part of your ceremony.
Sarah
5/26/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jackie made our day so wonderful. I do not think that our wedding would have been so special if she had not been there. Jackie was accommodating to our religious needs and was an absolute delight to work with. Jackie also put up with our willful flower girl/dog. My husband and I feel so lucky to have been able to book Jackie for our wedding. I highly recommend booking Jackie as your wedding officiant!
Jackie Phillips, Officiant responded with the following comments:
Willful flower dogs are the best! That unknown factor can be so adorable. You all stole my heart. The elegance and "true you" nature of your ceremony was so lovely. And, I love that the harp played throughout. I'm so glad I was part of it!
casey
5/17/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jackie was absolutely amazing! She really outdid herself. Jackie took the time to get to know my husband and I and wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. She is such a genuine person and made us feel like we've known her forever. If you are looking for an officiant, look no further. Thank you so much Jackie, you are amazing!!!
Jackie Phillips, Officiant responded with the following comments:
Casey, thank you for this great review. I loved your ceremony and I still think my favorite moment was when Gunner barked right as you kissed! You two were elegant and fun and so focused on the right things! Thank you for including me in your wedding day.
Julianna
4/1/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a quick last minute elopement. Jackie was easy to communicate and really sweet and personable! The ceremony was exactly what we were looking for, short and sweet and in the mist of the beauty of Lake Tahoe.
Jackie Phillips, Officiant responded with the following comments:
Julianna, your spontaneity was so fun! The fun elements of your ceremony were a treat for me. Congratulations to both of you!
Katherine
3/31/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jackie was a complete pleasure to work with right from the beginning. Our wedding was a destination wedding which we planned from out of state so we had to do all of the coordination over the phone or through e-mails. Jackie made the entire process not only easy and efficient, but also very personalized. Her experience and knowledge of the Lake Tahoe area was invaluable and critical for helping us chose the beautiful location and wonderful photographers, bakers, and florists. She was extremely flexible and helped us with the final touches - even bringing and arranging a table with elegant white table-clothes for our unity ceremony. The result was a perfect wedding that was exactly what we wanted. You can tell that Jackie is full of passion for officiating weddings; she loves what she does and that reflects in the beauty of the ceremony. We could not have asked for a better interaction. She made our day the best possible. We recommend her wholeheartedly.
Amy
1/18/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Jackie was an English major, so if you care about having an officiant who can use the right words to capture the sentiment that best reflect you, she is your person. We eloped, and had about a week and a half to plan and find an officiant. Jackie talked to us for over an hour on the phone to get to know us, then wrote a beautiful and personalized ceremony that captured our story so well. She is awesome!
Cathy
11/12/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We are *so* grateful to have found Jackie Phillips to officiate our last-minute, surprise wedding ceremony (held in our backyard, in front of just our kids and my mom). Her insights and guidance elevated our simple little plan to a much higher level than we originally thought we'd do, which made the day all the more special and memorable! Jackie's professionalism was only outdone by her warmth and charm. She took the time to get to know us (in a very short period of time) and came up with a ceremony that nailed our quirkiness and personalities, and included our family in on the fun. Her guidance and timing were spot-on, and her follow-up impeccable: from checklists for obtaining copies of the marriage certificate, to all the steps required for name changes -- she even took photos after the ceremony and emailed them to us. We couldn't have picked a better officiant, and can't thank her enough for bringing so much to our special day. If you're on the fence about hiring Jackie Phillips to officiate your wedding, do yourself a favor -- JUST DO IT!!
Jackie Phillips, Officiant responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Cathy! I love that love = laughter and fun for you, Roy and your family. Right away, you opened your heart and shared that with me. I loved your energy and your great family. This review is wonderful--and so are my memories. Thank you so much!
shanna
10/13/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
She was more then amazing! We talked with her prior to the wedding so she could get to know who we were as individuals and as a couple. All of her writing was so beautiful and personal, it really shows she loves doing what she does! She welcomed our families (dogs too) with open arms. She waited for myself (the bride) who runs a little late, with no problem. And put up with our handful of a best man that enjoyed giving her a hard time :) ! She made everything fall into place and answered all our questions. Our day wouldn't of been as special without her
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Earth-Based, No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
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