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Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR

Custom, creative ceremonies express your relationship.
Portland, OR 97210
503-335-3155
Let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network
5.0
18 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.

 

 

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.
User7374768

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.
Jordan
5/21/16
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My now husband and I are not big, traditional wedding people. We planned a small, outdoor ceremony, and while we wanted to keep it fairly low key, we also wanted it to feel like an event, no small feat. We met with Heidi not knowing what to expect from a wedding officiant, and she was so warm and knowledgeable and clearly invested in the process that we booked her right then and there. She worked with us on creating a script for our ceremony, getting each of us to recall meaningful moments from our relationship and also open up about ourselves a bit. The end result was a ceremony that reflected us, engaged our guests, and was deeply moving without being overwrought. On the day of the wedding, Heidi was there early to make sure everything went smoothly. She made the whole thing feel special, and was just so sincere; we thought she was darn near perfect. Heidi guided us, a couple who are not big wedding planners or very knowledgeable about weddings, to our perfect ceremony. She really made our day. We'd totally recommend her.
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
This couple is delightful -- original, energetic people who are not afraid to do things their own way. The bride's strapless gown highlighted her wonderful tattoos. Their venue was outdoors, unpretentious, but surrounded by magnificent redwood trees. They were very concerned that the ceremony would seem anti-climactic, "not enough", and I was thrilled to create a ceremony that made it an occasion, really expressed who they are and how they love each other. The weather was threatening rain, but it held off until after the ceremony. What a beautiful afternoon we had!
User6170028

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Heidi is the most empathetic, eloquent, and delightful officiant we could have hoped for. She really listened to our stories and encapsulated them beautifully in the ceremony. Whenever we ran up against a wall, she came up with excellent alternatives and suggestions. She was always receptive to our preferences, and provided us with a draft of the ceremony for our suggestions within a very short time after our meeting. The draft was so good that we made almost no changes. When the ceremony was performed, we and all our guests were moved deeply. We have since sent it to friends and family who couldn't attend the ceremony, and they have all raved about it. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
During 25 years as a journalist, I developed listening skills which are really helpful in my Celebrant practice. Expressing the essence of the couple is my goal, and I am always thrilled when they feel I have done them justice. This was a lovely ceremony in a very classy hotel.
User5577288

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Working with Heidi was an absolute pleasure. 3 weeks before our wedding our priest cancelled and we had no idea what to do. Heidi stepped in and from the moment we met her we knew that we were in good hands. She really took the time to get to know us and you would have thought that she was part of the family based on the amazing job she did. Her professionalism and sincerity impressed all. Heidi was a delight and a joy to work with.
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
This was definitely a quick turn-around, but I love a challenge. On the night of the wedding, the groom sent me this note by email: "After the ceremony, we were whisked away to photos and it seems we are just able to look up. The ceremony was brilliant, so thank you for all your prep and personality. I am sure we will follow up in the coming days but we wanted to quickly say... thank you!!"
User5595165

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I don't even know where to begin to sing the praises of Heidi Yorkshire! Our wedding planner directed us her way and from the moment we met both her my (now) husband and I knew she would be a perfect fit for us. Heidi is professional, and saying she is on top of things is an understatement. She understood the direction we were going for and contributed wholeheartedly, helping us put our scattered thoughts into a concrete and beautifully written ceremony. Heidi sent over suggestions for readings that were meaningful, she corralled our often wandering attention spans to make sure we were on track, and edited our own words to craft a story that was so, so special. I can't even count the number of people who came up to us and told us that our ceremony was one of the most meaningful and heartfelt ceremonies they had witnessed - I totally credit Heidi for making that happen. Planning a wedding is a journey that is filled with endless decisions but I can make this one easy for you, hire Heidi to be your wedding celebrant. Heidi is a very special person and she will make your day as special as she made ours.
Heidi Yorkshire, Wedding Officiant, Portland, OR responded with the following comments:
Although I don't attend receptions, I always stay for a glass of champagne and a toast. The greatest thrill for me is when guests come up and ask, "How long have you known them?" That tells me I have totally nailed my goal of creating a personalized ceremony that really expresses who the couple is.
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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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