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Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR

Tell your love story and delight your guests with a ceremony written just for you.
Portland, OR 97210
503-335-3155
Let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network
5.0
22 Reviews

My favorite thank-you note of 2015: 

"Heidi: You are a saint. So well-spoken, calming, eloquent, professional, organized and lovely. We're so lucky to have found you. Thank you for being such an imperative part of our big day! Much love.

The ceremony is the most important part of your wedding.  

Let's collaborate and make it personalized and meaningful. Together, we'll choose music, readings, and rituals that really express who you are. We'll find ways to honor your family and friends, and to let your nearest and dearest participate in this once-in-a-lifetime moment. Contact me for a no-cost, no-obligation conversation, and we'll brainstorm together about how we can make your wedding ceremony unique.

 

 

Lauren
9/15/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Heidi was such a joy to work with! If your on the fence about having a friend officiate your ceremony or hiring a professional let me tell you, all our worries went out the door the first time we met Heidi. She really knows her stuff! She helped in so many ways from handing all the paperwork to helping our bridal party with the rehearsal and coordinating with our photographer and DJ to make sure the ceremony went on without a hiccup! She really took the time to get to know who were were as people and wrote the most amazing ceremony ever! Everyone was commenting afterward about how wonderful of a ceremony it was and wanting to know how we had found her. She calmed all our nerves and truly was the perfect person to let us shine at our ceremony! Thank you so much Heidi!
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
Lauren and John's wedding was at a rustic venue with loads of style. Their ceremony was the best kind -- with laughter and tears and good stories to tell and re-tell all their lives. Even their fabulous, blue-eyed Australian Shepherd was part of it. I was happy -- and honored -- to pronounce them husband and wife!
Kara
9/2/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I hired Heidi for my mother’s memorial and it was by far the best money spent. Heidi was so colorful, bright and positive during the darkest of dark days. She is professional, a wonderful writer and made me feel very comfortable during the process. She is easy to work with, extremely flexible and so very helpful with layout of the ceremony, tips and giving advise. Above all of that, Heidi checked in multiple times to see how I was doing. Not just on a professional level, but on a personal level. She gave me empathy, compassion and support that was much needed and appreciated. I highly recommend her.
Doug
8/18/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Each of us has a little magic that leads us to our wedding day. Heidi worked with us to tell the story of that magic and create a memorable ceremony and a special day. She also provided us with a number of spot-on referrals to other folks who helped us. A special thanks to Mike Doolin (music) and Tavin (hairdresser, makeup). We were so glad to have her as our celebrant. And she has a beautiful singing voice!
Zach
7/7/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Heidi was amazing from our initial phone call all the way through the ceremony. She listened to our vision of the ceremony and added tips and suggestions along the way which helped to create a truly unique experience. Heidi crafted a beautiful ceremony, she helped us write and edit our vows, and suggested readings for the ceremony. When it was all said and done we had countless people come up to us and say that our ceremony was one of the best they'd ever witnessed - all credit to Heidi!
Darleen
8/19/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our wedding was 3 days ago and it was absolutely PERFECT! Our family and friends feel the same way. Here are some of their comments: "Memorable wedding!" "Beautiful wedding!" "Loved the ceremony!" "Best wedding I've ever been to." While my husband and I carefully planned all the festivities and there was already lots of love and laughter in the air, I attribute our perfect wedding to the tone that was set by our ceremony being officiated by Heidi. After talking with her on the phone, then in person, and through several timely emails , she was able to weave our love story along with some poignant readings and blessings to create a truly meaningful ceremony. I feel so blessed to have found Heidi via Wedding Wire and that she was available to officiate our summer wedding!
Nick
7/15/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The best way to review a vendor is to listen to the feedback from your guests. We obviously wanted to portray a message to our friends and family, and wanted that expressed in the best way possible. Well we felt great about our decision heading into the festivities, but it was only confirmed that much more after several of our guests commented to us on the performance of Heidi that afternoon. A true professional who I would recommend as your officiant when you say your vows!
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
Working with Nick and Sylvia on their destination wedding here in Oregon was a delight. They had a beautiful story to tell, and planned a gorgeous multi-cultural wedding.
Maddy
10/15/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you are fortunate enough to be connected with Heidi as your officiant, you are in for an unforgettable and amazing experience. Heidi is professional, warm, funny and a fantastic public speaker. She worked with us to create a truly unique ceremony that told our love story in a magical way. I can't tell you the number of wedding guests who told us how much they loved our ceremony. It was tailored to us perfectly and beautifully written. We will treasure our ceremony forever.
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
Maddy & Corey's evening wedding in an event space on the East Bank was super chic. They had a beautiful love story that goes back years, and finally bloomed on a romantic trip to Europe. We did a unity ritual based around wine -- French wine, of course -- that tied up the ceremony. Of course, lots of laughs, and a good dose of tears.
Liz
10/2/16
Categories: Ceremony Music, Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Heidi was a creative thinker while working with me to plan my event. She worked with me on planning a Retirement Celebration, and officiated with poise and taste. All attendees at the event expressed delight with the poems and songs used, and surprise at how much fun Heidi made each part. Her blend of knowledge and spirituality gave the event just the right balance of serious content and laughs.
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
This (obviously) wasn't a wedding, but working with Liz and her wife Kamm on designing this retirement ceremony was so creative. Many of the same elements as a wedding -- telling the story, finding meaningful symbols, choosing heart-touching readings. The small group of women gathered with love and wisdom.
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Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Couldn't have asked for a better host for our wedding. She's well prepared and very able to tug at the heartstrings of even the coldest of hearts.
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
A big guy, maybe 6-foot-5, came up to me and said, "I have a heart of stone, and you made me cry." Can't imagine a better compliment.
Norah
8/13/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Heidi's mantra: "It's your wedding." As a couple wanting our special day to be our way, we truly appreciated Heidi's role in our ceremony. My spouse and I got married after 15 years together. Heidi met with us and discussed our vision for the ceremony. She provided us with a questionnaire allowing us to share details of our lives, our love and our dreams, which she skillfully crafted into a ceremony that felt uniquely ours and wonderfully personal. Heidi had lots of wonderful ideas and we incorporated several of them into our day. We loved the ceremony so much we took choice passages from it and had them made into a Quaker style wedding certificate for all of our guests to sign as witnesses. This keepsake hangs in our home. For those who want a ceremony that truly suits them, I recommend working with Heidi Yorkshire. I'm sure glad we did.
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
Norah and Angela decided on a 1920s "speakeasy" theme for their wedding, and their guests came in fantastic flapper-era costumes. I especially loved writing a ceremony for a couple that has been together as long as they have -- 15 years -- because they had such a beautiful (and long!) love story.
Ruth
7/30/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We celebrated our 50th Anniversary this summer, another huge milestone completed in our marriage journey. Our son and his wife decided to give us a celebration. We wanted to renew our vows and commitment to eachother, however, did not want the ceremony to be religion-based. We were so pleased we chose Heidi as she was so easy to work with and took the "jitters" out of the planning process. After much discussion about us and what we wanted to include in the ceremony Heidi's knowledge produced the most memorable day of our lives. Our beautiful ceremony included the music we selected, our family's participation, a ring-warming, vow renewal and a wine ceremony where we each poured our glass into one glass and shared it. Heidi also wrote our Love Story and shared it with our friends and family during the ceremony. We know you will be just as pleased as we are to include Heidi in your special day. Her knowledge and presence will make your wedding day most memorable. Congratulations on your decision to include Heidi. Mike and Ruth
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
What an honor to officiate at Mike and Ruth's 50th vow renewal, complete with their son and daughter-in-law, and two gorgeous granddaughters. We used a wedding format, but instead of speculating about the future, we spent more time celebrating all the years they've lived together so far. And they're still not even 70, so I suspect there are some more decades in this happy union!
Jon
7/3/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Heidi was fantastic from start to finish. She began by talking with us to better get to know us. She proceeded to fold into the proposed text of the ceremony much of what she learned about us and our story. She was very responsive to editing suggestions. She had great ideas and provided many choices as we crafted our ceremony. The presentation was professional yet very comfortable. We are absolutely delighted with the overall process and outcome!
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
Jon and Julie had a beautiful ceremony in their own backyard, surrounded by a small, close group. Their love story was a real tearjerker, and I was thrilled to be able to tell it. At the later reception, we did a "mini" ceremony, so everyone could get a taste of the ceremony.
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Officiant
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, No Denomination, Pagan, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
OR, WA
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