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A Beautiful Ceremony NW

Portland , OR
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2612 SE Clinton Street
Portland, OR 97202 US (map)

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503-890-0193

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ABOUT US

It’s your wedding day, and you’ve invited the most important people in your life to join your celebration. As you get busy with all the planning and details that go into making the day a... Read more
It’s your wedding day, and you’ve invited the most important people in your life to join your celebration. As you get busy with all the planning and details that go into making the day a joyful one, keep in mind that your wedding ceremony launches the festivities by drawing all of your your family and friends into the same unique moment in time. A well-crafted ceremony is not only your own unique way of expressing your commitment to one another; it also brings your guests closer together and sets the tone for your celebration.

You can visit our FAQ page for answers to most frequently asked questions about how we will work together with you. You can also see our various service packages and rates on our pricing page. If you want to meet one of us and learn more, simply contact us to set up a personal meeting so that we can get to know each other a little and discuss your ceremony.

In addition to Clark County and Multnomah County weddings, we also serve Hood River County, Clackamas County, Marion County, Clatsop County and Washington County. We support marriage equality and we speak Spanish. Same sex ceremonies as well as bilingual ceremonies are welcomed. Se habla Español.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to create the perfect ceremony for your Washington or Oregon wedding. Together, we can help you find your voice with a wedding ceremony that is authentic and right for you! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, I am. Only about 10% of my weddings are held in houses of worship.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear a dark suit, and can add a purple stole if you wish.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely! All of my ceremonies are custom written for each couple.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes. Please feel free to be creative!
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No. I have many readings to choose from, of course, but my couples are welcome to request whatever is meaningful to them.
How long are your ceremonies?
About 15 minutes, on average.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, but I'm happy to refer couples to a qualified counselor if they wish.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I am usually not required at rehearsals, but I am happy to make exceptions for complex ceremonies.
Do you supply a sound system?
Usually the venue and/or your DJ will provide a microphone, but I have a small sound system available if needed.

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Megan
Wedding:
12/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Steve was a wonderful experience. We even had a few last minute adjustments and he was so flexible he made everything work.
Working with Steve was a wonderful experience. We even had a few last minute adjustments and he was so flexible he made Read more...
Working with Steve was a wonderful experience. We even had a few last minute adjustments and he was so flexible he made everything work. Read less
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Eryn and Keith
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Steve came to officiate for our wedding at the last minute. He was communicative, flexible and prompt. We enjoyed meeting him at our home for a small, intimate gathering. He was willing to listen to our needs and to provide us with the perfect ceremony. We really appreciate his professionalism and warmth. Steve is a wonderful person to officiate anyone's wedding!
Steve came to officiate for our wedding at the last minute. He was communicative, flexible and prompt. We enjoyed meeting Read more...
Steve came to officiate for our wedding at the last minute. He was communicative, flexible and prompt. We enjoyed meeting him at our home for a small, intimate gathering. He was willing to listen to our needs and to provide us with the perfect ceremony. We really appreciate his professionalism and warmth. Steve is a wonderful person to officiate anyone's wedding! Read less
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A Beautiful Ceremony NW responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the kind words, Eryn and Keith. It was a pleasure to be part of your intimate wedding day at your lovely home and to meet your beautiful family. Many blessings and congratulations!
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Stephen & Rachel
Wedding:
11/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Steve was terrific! He was so easy to work with. Friendly, on time, good communication. He did exactly what we wanted, and was a special part of our special day. He dressed sharp, and was extremely approachable. So nice. My wife and I admire what he does, and will have him renew our vows and be a part of our future celebrations as well! We highly recommend Steve!

-Stephen & Rachel Toney-Suriano
Steve was terrific! He was so easy to work with. Friendly, on time, good communication. He did exactly what we wanted, and Read more...
Steve was terrific! He was so easy to work with. Friendly, on time, good communication. He did exactly what we wanted, and was a special part of our special day. He dressed sharp, and was extremely approachable. So nice. My wife and I admire what he does, and will have him renew our vows and be a part of our future celebrations as well! We highly recommend Steve!

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A Beautiful Ceremony NW responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the kind words, Stephen & Rachel. Your wedding day was absolutely epic and I loved being part of it! :-)
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/25/2014
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Steve was an amazing pastor to work with. Anything that my husband and I wanted he was able to deliver. The ceremony was more than we could ever ask for. There was an abundance of personal touches we were able to add to our ceremony. Highly recomend Steve and his company, very affordable as well! So glad Steve married us and made our special day feel like one in a million!!
Steve was an amazing pastor to work with. Anything that my husband and I wanted he was able to deliver. The ceremony was Read more...
Steve was an amazing pastor to work with. Anything that my husband and I wanted he was able to deliver. The ceremony was more than we could ever ask for. There was an abundance of personal touches we were able to add to our ceremony. Highly recomend Steve and his company, very affordable as well! So glad Steve married us and made our special day feel like one in a million!! Read less
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A Beautiful Ceremony NW responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Lindsay & Josh! Your wedding was amazing, and I loved meeting your family and friends. Congratulations!
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Maya
Wedding:
10/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Steve was fantastic! He was incredibly flexible for us, a couple who wasn't entirely sure where we were getting eloped until the day before the ceremony. He has a great sense of humor and is super personable. Definitely recommend.
Steve was fantastic! He was incredibly flexible for us, a couple who wasn't entirely sure where we were getting eloped Read more...
Steve was fantastic! He was incredibly flexible for us, a couple who wasn't entirely sure where we were getting eloped until the day before the ceremony. He has a great sense of humor and is super personable. Definitely recommend. Read less
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A Beautiful Ceremony NW responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the kind words, Maya! It was a treat helping you and Vince with your intimate elopement ceremony way up there in your cozy mountain hideaway. :-)
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Steve helped us shape the perfect ceremony and we couldn't be happier with our choice of officiant! He was easy to work with and very responsive to our multiple requests and also provided us with help and suggestions whenever we needed it. Steve was very affordable and took care of all the paperwork for us. Steve came highly recommended from our photographer and we are grateful for the recommendation.
Steve helped us shape the perfect ceremony and we couldn't be happier with our choice of officiant! He was easy to work Read more...
Steve helped us shape the perfect ceremony and we couldn't be happier with our choice of officiant! He was easy to work with and very responsive to our multiple requests and also provided us with help and suggestions whenever we needed it. Steve was very affordable and took care of all the paperwork for us. Steve came highly recommended from our photographer and we are grateful for the recommendation. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Steve was very professional and was lots of fun to work with. He listened to what we had to say and tailored a ceremony that fit us perfectly! He was easy going which made it comfortable to talk to him. Just like you were talking to an old friend. Thank you so much for making our day so special.
Steve was very professional and was lots of fun to work with. He listened to what we had to say and tailored a ceremony Read more...
Steve was very professional and was lots of fun to work with. He listened to what we had to say and tailored a ceremony that fit us perfectly! He was easy going which made it comfortable to talk to him. Just like you were talking to an old friend. Thank you so much for making our day so special. Read less
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A Beautiful Ceremony NW responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much, Angela, for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you guys on your ceremony, and your wedding day at Bridal Veil Lakes was absolutely amazing!
Thanks again!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Working with Leslie was great! She was very easy to work with and our bilingual ceremony was absolutely perfect. We received a ton of compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and how much it felt like us. I would definitely recommend Leslie to anyone.
Working with Leslie was great! She was very easy to work with and our bilingual ceremony was absolutely perfect. We Read more...
Working with Leslie was great! She was very easy to work with and our bilingual ceremony was absolutely perfect. We received a ton of compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and how much it felt like us. I would definitely recommend Leslie to anyone. Read less
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Paige
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
"Who was your officiant? He was great!" "Where did you find that guy?" "That was the best wedding ceremony EVER!" We heard these comments over and over again after Rev. Steve officiated our wedding. From our first meeting, Steve was responsive, knowledgeable and fun to work with. We had some specific ideas about our ceremony -- and some very non-traditional ones -- and Steve went along with all of it. He even added a few fun elements to our script (with our approval) and they were perfect. His delivery was spot on. He has a great voice and personality, with a knack for conveying the sentimental moments with warmth and tenderness, and the funny parts with a twinkle in his eye. During the ceremony he managed to connect with us as a couple, and with our crowd of friends and family, to create a moment in time that none of us will ever forget. He is easy to work with and a joy to have around. He pays attention to details, handles a lot of the organizational footwork, coordinates well with other vendors, and helps make the marriage process as easy as possible for brides and grooms. We can't thank him enough for making our wedding day so special, memorable and heartfelt.
"Who was your officiant? He was great!" "Where did you find that guy?" "That was the best wedding ceremony EVER!" We heard Read more...
"Who was your officiant? He was great!" "Where did you find that guy?" "That was the best wedding ceremony EVER!" We heard these comments over and over again after Rev. Steve officiated our wedding. From our first meeting, Steve was responsive, knowledgeable and fun to work with. We had some specific ideas about our ceremony -- and some very non-traditional ones -- and Steve went along with all of it. He even added a few fun elements to our script (with our approval) and they were perfect. His delivery was spot on. He has a great voice and personality, with a knack for conveying the sentimental moments with warmth and tenderness, and the funny parts with a twinkle in his eye. During the ceremony he managed to connect with us as a couple, and with our crowd of friends and family, to create a moment in time that none of us will ever forget. He is easy to work with and a joy to have around. He pays attention to details, handles a lot of the organizational footwork, coordinates well with other vendors, and helps make the marriage process as easy as possible for brides and grooms. We can't thank him enough for making our wedding day so special, memorable and heartfelt. Read less
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A Beautiful Ceremony NW responded with the following comments:

Wow...thanks so much, Paige & Sander! I really enjoyed crafting your ceremony with you and I had a GREAT time at your awesome wedding. I mean, who doesn't like a Dia de los Muertos theme...complete with mariachis? :-)
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Kate
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Steve Sharp was everything I could have asked for in an officiant: sweet, patient, flexible, and well-spoken. He showed up to the wedding with a smile and encouragement and left with the same. I can't even count how many guests mentioned the lovely reading (one of his recommendations) and wine box ceremony (again, a score from Steve). While I hope that this marriage lasts forever, if I ever did it again? I'd hire Steve in heartbeat. ;)
Steve Sharp was everything I could have asked for in an officiant: sweet, patient, flexible, and well-spoken. He showed up Read more...
Steve Sharp was everything I could have asked for in an officiant: sweet, patient, flexible, and well-spoken. He showed up to the wedding with a smile and encouragement and left with the same. I can't even count how many guests mentioned the lovely reading (one of his recommendations) and wine box ceremony (again, a score from Steve). While I hope that this marriage lasts forever, if I ever did it again? I'd hire Steve in heartbeat. ;) Read less
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A Beautiful Ceremony NW responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much, Kate! You guys were an absolute joy to work with and it's so clear that you were meant to be together. Forever! :-)

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