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A Celtic Handfasting & Wedding Officiant

Salt Lake City , UT
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Salt Lake City, UT US 84119 (map)

PHONE

801-330-6666

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ABOUT US

Do you want a wedding that is unique and beautiful, and that includes both ancient traditions and modern customs?

A wedding that is deeply spiritual, honoring the natural... Read more
Do you want a wedding that is unique and beautiful, and that includes both ancient traditions and modern customs?

A wedding that is deeply spiritual, honoring the natural world and the joining of two souls, without being preachy, stuffy or boring?

A Celtic handfasting or one of my very spiritual and yet non-denominational ceremonies may be just what you are looking for!

As an experienced celebrant, I can adapt to your needs and incorporate the symbolism and elements that will truly reflect your joining of two individuals in this most beautiful of ceremonies.

I can also help you take into consideration any concerns that you may have to help all members of your family or wedding party feel comfortable. Since 1996, I have officiated at dozens of weddings of all types, from more formal and traditional services to impromptu outdoor handfastings and elopements.

It's *your* special day, and it's my honor and pleasure to help you have the best ceremony you possibly can!

One of the things that sets many of my ceremonies apart is the use of special crystal singing bowls as part of the ceremonies. The bowls are made with quartz crystal and are combined with special minerals and metals such as gold, platinum, ruby, rose quartz and amethyst. They have a wonderful sacred sound and lend a beautiful air to the day.

My rates are reasonable and cover all aspects of the process, from the free initial consultation with you to the rehearsal and the ceremony. For a Celtic handfasting ceremony, I also include a session with the couple to help you construct your own traditional handfasting cord.

I can provide references from my many previous happy couples, and can travel to most areas of Utah and beyond, and have even traveled internationally to perform weddings! 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
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Hindu, Shinto, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, and I frequently perform weddings outdoors due to the earth-based spirituality that I practice and that the couples who come to me wish to embrace.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Professional attire with a multi-colored clergy scarf.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, the entire ceremony is customizable.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I encourage my couples to write their own vows and can provide samples and advice.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Readings are not required, but I do offer ones they can choose from.
How long are your ceremonies?
A typical ceremony is 20-30 minutes long.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, I encourage a rehearsal.
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Leanna
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW!!! Can I just say we LOVED working with Heron!!!
Our ceremony was amazing. She worked closely with us and made certain it had every aspect you could want.
and let me let you in on how difficult that was...
I am Pagan, my groom is agnostic. My family is Southern Babtist and Protestant and his is Mormon. Now you don't get much more of an odd coupling than that.
It was important to us that we carry some "christian" traditions in our ceremony and important to me that we carried some "pagan" traditions and important to my groom that it not be overly religious...
Heron pulled it all off beautifully. Even when we came to her and asked her to include not only a unity candle and "loving cup" with the traditional rings and vows, but a few other things as well. She made what I was afraid was going to become chaos, into a touching ceremony that everyone was comfortable with. And we absolutely treasure our handfasting cord!
If you are searching for someone to give you a "non-traditional" ceremony. She is your gal. Even if you are looking for a traditional ceremony, she is your gal. Either way it will be worth it to have Heron officiate your day.
Thank you Heron... Thank you!!!!
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WOW!!! Can I just say we LOVED working with Heron!!!
Our ceremony was amazing. She worked closely with us and made Read more...
WOW!!! Can I just say we LOVED working with Heron!!!
Our ceremony was amazing. She worked closely with us and made certain it had every aspect you could want.
and let me let you in on how difficult that was...
I am Pagan, my groom is agnostic. My family is Southern Babtist and Protestant and his is Mormon. Now you don't get much more of an odd coupling than that.
It was important to us that we carry some "christian" traditions in our ceremony and important to me that we carried some "pagan" traditions and important to my groom that it not be overly religious...
Heron pulled it all off beautifully. Even when we came to her and asked her to include not only a unity candle and "loving cup" with the traditional rings and vows, but a few other things as well. She made what I was afraid was going to become chaos, into a touching ceremony that everyone was comfortable with. And we absolutely treasure our handfasting cord!
If you are searching for someone to give you a "non-traditional" ceremony. She is your gal. Even if you are looking for a traditional ceremony, she is your gal. Either way it will be worth it to have Heron officiate your day.
Thank you Heron... Thank you!!!!
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Christina
Wedding:
1/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with our Celtic Handfasting Ceremony. The rev. was flexible with the day and time of our ceremony. She provided a small romantic ceremony for us which worked out perfect. It was everything we wanted. This was a wonderful memory that both my husband and I will treasure for the rest of our lives.
I was very pleased with our Celtic Handfasting Ceremony. The rev. was flexible with the day and time of our ceremony. She Read more...
I was very pleased with our Celtic Handfasting Ceremony. The rev. was flexible with the day and time of our ceremony. She provided a small romantic ceremony for us which worked out perfect. It was everything we wanted. This was a wonderful memory that both my husband and I will treasure for the rest of our lives. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Heron officiated our wedding on 10/10/10. From the very beginning of contacting her to the actual wedding she made us feel very special and honored our wishes and created the perfect ceremony! Our guest commented that it was the most beautiful and memorable ceremony ever. Most loved was the included family vowes that brought together our two families and made one truely blended family unit. The handfasting ceremony was special to us and Rev. Heron taught us how to make the cords and then during the ceremony how to officially "tie the knot". We would give her and her services 10 stars if we could- great value for the most wonderful ceremony! Thank you Rev. Heron for your special ceremony!
Rev. Heron officiated our wedding on 10/10/10. From the very beginning of contacting her to the actual wedding she made us Read more...
Rev. Heron officiated our wedding on 10/10/10. From the very beginning of contacting her to the actual wedding she made us feel very special and honored our wishes and created the perfect ceremony! Our guest commented that it was the most beautiful and memorable ceremony ever. Most loved was the included family vowes that brought together our two families and made one truely blended family unit. The handfasting ceremony was special to us and Rev. Heron taught us how to make the cords and then during the ceremony how to officially "tie the knot". We would give her and her services 10 stars if we could- great value for the most wonderful ceremony! Thank you Rev. Heron for your special ceremony! Read less
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A Blanchard
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Heron did an excellent job making the ceremony meaningful and special for us and our guests. I had so many people approach me afterwards with tears of joy over how deeply our ceremony effected them and spoke to a universal meaning of marriage.

She went above and beyond preparing us for the big day and was very flexible with our needs and requests.

Great Job! Highly recommended!!!
Rev. Heron did an excellent job making the ceremony meaningful and special for us and our guests. I had so many people Read more...
Rev. Heron did an excellent job making the ceremony meaningful and special for us and our guests. I had so many people approach me afterwards with tears of joy over how deeply our ceremony effected them and spoke to a universal meaning of marriage.

She went above and beyond preparing us for the big day and was very flexible with our needs and requests.

Great Job! Highly recommended!!! Read less
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Libellule
Wedding:
4/28/2007
5.0/5.0
She has a lot of experience with different types of ceremonies and helped us decide what fit us best. She also had many examples of vows that helped us as we wrote our own. She was happy to come to our location for our service, even though it was three hours away!
She has a lot of experience with different types of ceremonies and helped us decide what fit us best. She also had many Read more...
She has a lot of experience with different types of ceremonies and helped us decide what fit us best. She also had many examples of vows that helped us as we wrote our own. She was happy to come to our location for our service, even though it was three hours away! Read less
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denadave1
Wedding:
4/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Heron was amazing. We felt comfortable with her right from the very first meeting. She incorporated all of our ideas into our ceremony and it turned out beautiful. Everyone commented on the ceremony being one of the most beautiful things they'd ever been witness to.
Heron was amazing. We felt comfortable with her right from the very first meeting. She incorporated all of our ideas into Read more...
Heron was amazing. We felt comfortable with her right from the very first meeting. She incorporated all of our ideas into our ceremony and it turned out beautiful. Everyone commented on the ceremony being one of the most beautiful things they'd ever been witness to. Read less
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Avalon Starr
Wedding:
7/4/2006
5.0/5.0
Rev. Heron was very passionate and helpful with both of the Wedding events that she presided over. We had a Handfasting ceremony in May 2006 and then a 4th of July 2006 officiated wedding. She was very aware of my needs as a bride and was very intuitive of the needs at both events , it was the best weddings I have ever had !!!
Rev. Heron was very passionate and helpful with both of the Wedding events that she presided over. We had a Handfasting Read more...
Rev. Heron was very passionate and helpful with both of the Wedding events that she presided over. We had a Handfasting ceremony in May 2006 and then a 4th of July 2006 officiated wedding. She was very aware of my needs as a bride and was very intuitive of the needs at both events , it was the best weddings I have ever had !!! Read less
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LizzyQ
Wedding:
5/28/2006
5.0/5.0
Rev. Heron was awesome! She totally worked with us and what we wanted to make sure we had our dream wedding. She is very professional and has such a kind spirit! We highly recommend her!
Rev. Heron was awesome! She totally worked with us and what we wanted to make sure we had our dream wedding. She is very Read more...
Rev. Heron was awesome! She totally worked with us and what we wanted to make sure we had our dream wedding. She is very professional and has such a kind spirit! We highly recommend her! Read less
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