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A Perfect Ceremony

Portland , OR

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18 SE 162nd Ave, Apt 18
Portland, OR 97233 US (map)

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503-421-3213

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ABOUT US

Rev. Griffen knows more about weddings than anyone!

He has been in "the business" for over 30 years; a formal wear specialist while in seminary, 36 years as a Presbyterian... Read more
Rev. Griffen knows more about weddings than anyone!

He has been in "the business" for over 30 years; a formal wear specialist while in seminary, 36 years as a Presbyterian minister, and 25 years as a wedding photographer.
He is very creative and will accommodate a broad range of ceremony styles and traditions, including those of non-traditional and alternative life-style couples. Based in Portland, Oregon, Rev. Griffen is available through the year, in NW Oregon and SW Washington, to help plan and officiate your wedding ceremony. "Griff" will be pleased to meet with you by appointment at a time and place convenient to you. Call us at 503-421-3213503-421-3213 or EMAIL for an appointment today. Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype Credit Free via Skype 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, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes. I am comfortable in all venues and locations and pleased to serve in them.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Dark suit, Pulpit robes (black or white), casual attire - what ever is appropriate for the occasion.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I am very flexible regarding the ceremony itself. I want my clients and their families to be as comfortable as possible with the style and language. I have a sample non-denominational Protestant ceremony, one based upon Roman Catholic tradition, and a non-religious ceremony to serve beginning places for your changes and additions. While they represent the traditional American wedding structure, you are not bound to it. 
 I am also open to creating a ceremony that follows or blends other forms or traditions, or that is created from scratch.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I encourage it, and am please to help with editing.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have an assortment of readings and other kinds of content to help them design their ceremony, but they are not limited to that list.
How long are your ceremonies?
Typically 15 to 20 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
If they are old enough to get married, they don't need my permission. I do offer that service for those who want it.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I strongly advise that couples have a rehearsal and expect to direct them.
Do you supply a sound system?
Not at this time.

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Kenny & Brianna
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Not only did he help us wih an amazing ceramony but he also helped us make are our day went smoothly explaining how things work..and his sense of humor was very comforting with all the nervousness :) I wouldn't have changed a thing about him and we are honored to of had him for our special day!
Not only did he help us wih an amazing ceramony but he also helped us make are our day went smoothly explaining how things Read more...
Not only did he help us wih an amazing ceramony but he also helped us make are our day went smoothly explaining how things work..and his sense of humor was very comforting with all the nervousness :) I wouldn't have changed a thing about him and we are honored to of had him for our special day! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Griffen (Griff) THANK YOU! You were so easy to work with, starting with our first meeting. We felt so at ease, you have great ideas and are more than willing to do anything we asked. You truly wanted it to be our day, and it was! Your coordination at the rehearsal, beginning with such patience over my tardy bridal party, was so helpful. Our guests loved the ceremony, we loved your humor, and feel very fortunate to have found you. Thanks Griff!
Rev. Griffen (Griff) THANK YOU! You were so easy to work with, starting with our first meeting. We felt so at ease, you Read more...
Rev. Griffen (Griff) THANK YOU! You were so easy to work with, starting with our first meeting. We felt so at ease, you have great ideas and are more than willing to do anything we asked. You truly wanted it to be our day, and it was! Your coordination at the rehearsal, beginning with such patience over my tardy bridal party, was so helpful. Our guests loved the ceremony, we loved your humor, and feel very fortunate to have found you. Thanks Griff! Read less
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A Perfect Ceremony responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Megan! What a wonderful thing to say. Remember that YOU brought the magic that made your day so perfect.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Griff was WONDERFUL! He made our wedding ceremony so beautiful and special! He made sure everyone in the wedding party was comfortable and walked us all through the ceremony! He practiced vows with the bride and groom, which was so helpful! As soon as I met him, I knew he was perfect officiant for us! The groom is a marine and didn't not get into town until a few days before the wedding, and Griff was still able to find time to met us before the dress rehearsal. I would recommend Griff to anyone, he truly is the best!!
Griff was WONDERFUL! He made our wedding ceremony so beautiful and special! He made sure everyone in the wedding party was Read more...
Griff was WONDERFUL! He made our wedding ceremony so beautiful and special! He made sure everyone in the wedding party was comfortable and walked us all through the ceremony! He practiced vows with the bride and groom, which was so helpful! As soon as I met him, I knew he was perfect officiant for us! The groom is a marine and didn't not get into town until a few days before the wedding, and Griff was still able to find time to met us before the dress rehearsal. I would recommend Griff to anyone, he truly is the best!! Read less
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Cassia
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Griff is an absolutely amazing officiant! His experience and knowledge were very helpful. He made planning the ceremony enjoyable and fun. Everyone at the wedding just loved him. We are so happy to have had him be a part of our very special day.
Griff is an absolutely amazing officiant! His experience and knowledge were very helpful. He made planning the ceremony Read more...
Griff is an absolutely amazing officiant! His experience and knowledge were very helpful. He made planning the ceremony enjoyable and fun. Everyone at the wedding just loved him. We are so happy to have had him be a part of our very special day. Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was really easy for us, because Mr. Griffin really knows what works well in different situations because he has done so many ceremonies. Everything went perfectly because he gave us great training at the rehearsal, which didn't even take long. He offers a lot of different options, too. We were really happy with the job he did and would definitely recommend his services to anyone planning a wedding.
Everything was really easy for us, because Mr. Griffin really knows what works well in different situations because he has Read more...
Everything was really easy for us, because Mr. Griffin really knows what works well in different situations because he has done so many ceremonies. Everything went perfectly because he gave us great training at the rehearsal, which didn't even take long. He offers a lot of different options, too. We were really happy with the job he did and would definitely recommend his services to anyone planning a wedding. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Griff is a gem. With his helpful guidance and suggestions we were able to create a ceremony tailored specifically to us. He was very open to our customizations and truly cared that we were happy with the end product. Griff was very professional and personable throughout the wedding day, even going so far as to step aside during our first kiss making our pictures perfect. Both our wedding planner and our photographer thanked him for being so thoughtful. Griff was a hit!
Griff is a gem. With his helpful guidance and suggestions we were able to create a ceremony tailored specifically to us. Read more...
Griff is a gem. With his helpful guidance and suggestions we were able to create a ceremony tailored specifically to us. He was very open to our customizations and truly cared that we were happy with the end product. Griff was very professional and personable throughout the wedding day, even going so far as to step aside during our first kiss making our pictures perfect. Both our wedding planner and our photographer thanked him for being so thoughtful. Griff was a hit! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a last minute scheduling conflict with our first officiant and Griff was so amazing to step in and give us a beautiful ceremony.

He is a true professional and was very knowledgeable about how to bring our special day to life. He met with us beforehand and let us have a lot of say about what we wanted from our ceremony but also gave us really good advice about what we should do. Griff has done many weddings and knew how to help us create perfect picture opportunities so we could have a lot of great memories. Although we only began working with him a few weeks before our wedding, he was able to tailor our ceremony to fit our needs and exceeded every expectation we had.

Multiple guests mentioned that it was the most beautiful ceremony that they had ever attended. Griff has a great personality and is very easy to work with. We highly recommend him to be your officiant!!
We had a last minute scheduling conflict with our first officiant and Griff was so amazing to step in and give us a Read more...
We had a last minute scheduling conflict with our first officiant and Griff was so amazing to step in and give us a beautiful ceremony.

He is a true professional and was very knowledgeable about how to bring our special day to life. He met with us beforehand and let us have a lot of say about what we wanted from our ceremony but also gave us really good advice about what we should do. Griff has done many weddings and knew how to help us create perfect picture opportunities so we could have a lot of great memories. Although we only began working with him a few weeks before our wedding, he was able to tailor our ceremony to fit our needs and exceeded every expectation we had.

Multiple guests mentioned that it was the most beautiful ceremony that they had ever attended. Griff has a great personality and is very easy to work with. We highly recommend him to be your officiant!! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Griffen helped make our day perfect! He is very professional and has a great sense of humor. We worked on making the vows perfect for our wedding together, and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
Rev. Griffen helped make our day perfect! He is very professional and has a great sense of humor. We worked on making the Read more...
Rev. Griffen helped make our day perfect! He is very professional and has a great sense of humor. We worked on making the vows perfect for our wedding together, and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant! Read less
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Ron
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Robert came highly recommended. We now know why. He was professional and reliable and A++ personality. Thanks for everything!
Ron & Samantha
Robert came highly recommended. We now know why. He was professional and reliable and A++ personality. Thanks for Read more...
Robert came highly recommended. We now know why. He was professional and reliable and A++ personality. Thanks for everything!
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Aaron
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Griff knows how to run a smooth and beautiful wedding. He is a professional guy who is on-time, responsive, friendly, and experienced. I say this in a business sense, but Griff is a great speaker and presents the entire ceremony as sacred, and fun. Most of all, he takes care of all the little details so you can save your brain, but leaves everything open to how the couple wants it done.

My wife and I found Griff through a mutual reference, but we had the chance to share a handful of dinners and meetings together. I'd recommend that you meet and talk with any potential officiant extensively before choosing one. We are both glad to have Griff join us as husband and wife.
Griff knows how to run a smooth and beautiful wedding. He is a professional guy who is on-time, responsive, friendly, and Read more...
Griff knows how to run a smooth and beautiful wedding. He is a professional guy who is on-time, responsive, friendly, and experienced. I say this in a business sense, but Griff is a great speaker and presents the entire ceremony as sacred, and fun. Most of all, he takes care of all the little details so you can save your brain, but leaves everything open to how the couple wants it done.

My wife and I found Griff through a mutual reference, but we had the chance to share a handful of dinners and meetings together. I'd recommend that you meet and talk with any potential officiant extensively before choosing one. We are both glad to have Griff join us as husband and wife. Read less
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