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Roots of Change

Ann Arbor , MI
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Ann Arbor, MI US 48105 (map)

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248-981-6858

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ABOUT US

Weddings are remarkable milestones that remind us how precious life is and how fortunate we are to share it with people we love!

Roots of Change is fortunate to work with the... Read more
Weddings are remarkable milestones that remind us how precious life is and how fortunate we are to share it with people we love!

Roots of Change is fortunate to work with the most amazing couples. Our clients tend to be creative and progressive thinkers, passionate about life and love, and in search of a moving original ceremony which truly reflects who they are and what they believe.

We serve couples of all backgrounds and social identities, and advocate for marriage equality. Whether spiritual, secular, religious or multicultural--we respect your vision!

Our ceremony design process is meaningful and unique! Through interviewing you and hearing your story, we get to know your personalities, values, humor, and views of the world. We then spend about 20 hours hand-crafting your ceremony, from start to finish, so that your wedding becomes a foundation and springboard for your future! We can also write and share the tale of your love--how you met, what you most love about one another, your most powerful experiences together and what kind of future you want to share-allowing your guests to know you on a deeper level and build community through the wedding!

We want the ceremony to exceed your greatest hopes on every level! And we give you full editorial approval so you maintain complete control.

As certified Life-Cycle Celebrants, we are experts in innovative ceremony design; cultural traditions from across the world; the art of ceremonial speaking and the highest standards in taking care of our couples. Our refreshing client-centered approach draws forth your vision and ideas, enabling us to create an artistic uplifting ceremony unlike anything you've experienced before.

Let's explore your hopes for the ceremony and see if we're awonderful fit. For a complimentary consultation, call us at 248-981-6858, email us at info@rootsofchange.us or http://www.rootsofchange.us/ceremonies/

Thank you!

Best wishes,

Leigh Ann Phillips-Knope for Roots of Change 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), Hindu, Jainism, Jewish, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

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Shauna
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I never imagined that our decision to work with Roots of Change would result in a lifelong connection with an amazing person! We highly recommend Leigh Ann to anyone looking for a personal and inspiring ceremony!

When searching for someone to conduct our wedding, it was very important to us that the ceremony was unique and reflected our personalities. Too often we've attended ceremonies that were dull and scripted, and we promised ourselves and our guests this wouldn't be the case.

Roots of Change was a perfect match for us, and our expectations were exceeded in every way possible! The process that Leigh Ann used to design our one-of-a-kind ceremony is extremely creative and expressed us and all of our emotions perfectly. Not only did she create our individual love story, but she told it from both of our perspectives, which allowed our family and friends the opportunity to fully understand our love. Leigh Ann was a true partner in planning our special day and we could not have asked for a better person to share this special time with!
I never imagined that our decision to work with Roots of Change would result in a lifelong connection with an amazing Read more...
I never imagined that our decision to work with Roots of Change would result in a lifelong connection with an amazing person! We highly recommend Leigh Ann to anyone looking for a personal and inspiring ceremony!

When searching for someone to conduct our wedding, it was very important to us that the ceremony was unique and reflected our personalities. Too often we've attended ceremonies that were dull and scripted, and we promised ourselves and our guests this wouldn't be the case.

Roots of Change was a perfect match for us, and our expectations were exceeded in every way possible! The process that Leigh Ann used to design our one-of-a-kind ceremony is extremely creative and expressed us and all of our emotions perfectly. Not only did she create our individual love story, but she told it from both of our perspectives, which allowed our family and friends the opportunity to fully understand our love. Leigh Ann was a true partner in planning our special day and we could not have asked for a better person to share this special time with! Read less
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Jordan
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful or loving person to celebrate our nuptials! On the day of our ceremony, Leigh Ann was ahead of schedule every step of the way and was a major contributor in making it the best day of our lives. Our friends and family had so many compliments about the ceremony and of both Leigh Ann’s words and professionalism. The questions she had us respond to in preparation for our ceremony were comprehensive and even made us feel closer to each other as we reflected on our relationship leading up to the wedding. Originally, when we found Leigh Ann, we were living in Texas (and Leigh Ann in Michigan), and we had a great feeling about her solely based on our interactions by phone and email. As our ceremony date approached, and we were finally able to meeting Leigh Ann in person, we had such a warm feeling and knew that we had chosen the perfect officiant for our non-traditional ceremony!
We couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful or loving person to celebrate our nuptials! On the day of our ceremony, Leigh Read more...
We couldn’t have asked for a more thoughtful or loving person to celebrate our nuptials! On the day of our ceremony, Leigh Ann was ahead of schedule every step of the way and was a major contributor in making it the best day of our lives. Our friends and family had so many compliments about the ceremony and of both Leigh Ann’s words and professionalism. The questions she had us respond to in preparation for our ceremony were comprehensive and even made us feel closer to each other as we reflected on our relationship leading up to the wedding. Originally, when we found Leigh Ann, we were living in Texas (and Leigh Ann in Michigan), and we had a great feeling about her solely based on our interactions by phone and email. As our ceremony date approached, and we were finally able to meeting Leigh Ann in person, we had such a warm feeling and knew that we had chosen the perfect officiant for our non-traditional ceremony! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Leigh Ann! She helped us create a very personal ceremony that really reflected who we are and what we wanted. We got many comments from guests afterwards, that our wedding ceremony was the best they'd ever been to. Highly recommended!
We loved working with Leigh Ann! She helped us create a very personal ceremony that really reflected who we are and what Read more...
We loved working with Leigh Ann! She helped us create a very personal ceremony that really reflected who we are and what we wanted. We got many comments from guests afterwards, that our wedding ceremony was the best they'd ever been to. Highly recommended! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things!
Before meeting Leigh Ann, I didn't think that it would be possible to have a ceremony that reflected both my relationship with my fiance as well as my beliefs about marriage. She turned our wishes into a beautifully written ceremony, while taking the time to get to know us and making sure it represented what we wanted for the most important day of our lives.
On the big day, she executed that vision perfectly.
All our guests remarked that it was a beautiful and unique ceremony, and were very touched by how personal it was.
I cannot say enough good things!
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I cannot say enough good things!
Before meeting Leigh Ann, I didn't think that it would be possible to have a ceremony that reflected both my relationship with my fiance as well as my beliefs about marriage. She turned our wishes into a beautifully written ceremony, while taking the time to get to know us and making sure it represented what we wanted for the most important day of our lives.
On the big day, she executed that vision perfectly.
All our guests remarked that it was a beautiful and unique ceremony, and were very touched by how personal it was. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Leigh Ann created such an incredible wedding ceremony for us that truly captured our relationship. Our guests raved about her. She was calm, audible, and appropriately emotional throughout the entire ceremony. We had such a great time working with her in creating the ceremony and she gave full ownership of the decisions to us. She answered all of our questions and offered suggestions when we needed help. She will be able to make your special event special and is a delight to work with.
Leigh Ann created such an incredible wedding ceremony for us that truly captured our relationship. Our guests raved about Read more...
Leigh Ann created such an incredible wedding ceremony for us that truly captured our relationship. Our guests raved about her. She was calm, audible, and appropriately emotional throughout the entire ceremony. We had such a great time working with her in creating the ceremony and she gave full ownership of the decisions to us. She answered all of our questions and offered suggestions when we needed help. She will be able to make your special event special and is a delight to work with. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.8/5.0
Leigh Ann wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. We had a lot of elements that we wanted to include, and she managed to weave them together into an intimate and personal ceremony that flowed well and wasn't too long. We are still receiving compliments on how touching our ceremony was almost a year later. Leigh Ann is a great choice for folks who want more than a fill-in-the-blank experience.
Leigh Ann wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. We had a lot of elements that we wanted to include, and she managed to weave Read more...
Leigh Ann wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. We had a lot of elements that we wanted to include, and she managed to weave them together into an intimate and personal ceremony that flowed well and wasn't too long. We are still receiving compliments on how touching our ceremony was almost a year later. Leigh Ann is a great choice for folks who want more than a fill-in-the-blank experience. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/30/2012
4.9/5.0
Leigh Ann could not have been a better officiant for our wedding. My spiritual background and that of my husband and our diverse families were all taken into account. The ceremony that Leigh Ann designed was beautiful, exquisitely customized to our needs, and magical. We felt that she did a marvelous job of including all of the ideas and concepts we wanted without alienating our relatives with more "traditional" beliefs. Leigh Ann has a tremendous intuition, and a wide-open heart and spirit that shines through in her finely-woven ceremonies and in her presentation of these ceremonies. It was marvelously easy working with Leigh Ann. Her flexibility and intelligence was always very clear in her manner of working with us. I would wholeheartedly recommend Leigh Ann to anyone who desires a very special wedding ceremony or other life-transition ceremony. She also officiated at my twin sister's Celebration of Life, and I could not imagine a more special tribute to my darling sister.
Leigh Ann could not have been a better officiant for our wedding. My spiritual background and that of my husband and our Read more...
Leigh Ann could not have been a better officiant for our wedding. My spiritual background and that of my husband and our diverse families were all taken into account. The ceremony that Leigh Ann designed was beautiful, exquisitely customized to our needs, and magical. We felt that she did a marvelous job of including all of the ideas and concepts we wanted without alienating our relatives with more "traditional" beliefs. Leigh Ann has a tremendous intuition, and a wide-open heart and spirit that shines through in her finely-woven ceremonies and in her presentation of these ceremonies. It was marvelously easy working with Leigh Ann. Her flexibility and intelligence was always very clear in her manner of working with us. I would wholeheartedly recommend Leigh Ann to anyone who desires a very special wedding ceremony or other life-transition ceremony. She also officiated at my twin sister's Celebration of Life, and I could not imagine a more special tribute to my darling sister. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Leigh Ann was a great match for us as we really wanted an officiant who took the time to understand and appreciate us as a couple. She provided gentle and honest feedback as we crafted our ceremony and truly captured the spirit of our relationship on the day of our wedding through her sincere and heartfelt presentation. We feel very fortunate to have worked with Leigh Ann and would happily recommend her to others.
Leigh Ann was a great match for us as we really wanted an officiant who took the time to understand and appreciate us as a Read more...
Leigh Ann was a great match for us as we really wanted an officiant who took the time to understand and appreciate us as a couple. She provided gentle and honest feedback as we crafted our ceremony and truly captured the spirit of our relationship on the day of our wedding through her sincere and heartfelt presentation. We feel very fortunate to have worked with Leigh Ann and would happily recommend her to others. Read less
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Moonira
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I were more than happy with how Leigh Ann performed at our Ceremony. All our guest could not stop talking about how great the efficient was and what a spectacular ceremony she put together.
My Husband and I were more than happy with how Leigh Ann performed at our Ceremony. All our guest could not stop talking Read more...
My Husband and I were more than happy with how Leigh Ann performed at our Ceremony. All our guest could not stop talking about how great the efficient was and what a spectacular ceremony she put together. Read less
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Bobby
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife & I had an unsurpassed adventure with Roots of Change & Leigh Ann She was our Officiant & we could not have asked for a better, warmer & great hearted person! Leigh Ann was on top of all emails with us, she made sure we were always comfortable with every & any situation. Most of all she made the wedding day go so smooth & also eased us both! My wife, Moonira & I were most delighted with Leigh Ann & Roots of Change & we would recommend them to anyone! Thank you so much!
My wife & I had an unsurpassed adventure with Roots of Change & Leigh Ann She was our Officiant & we could not have asked Read more...
My wife & I had an unsurpassed adventure with Roots of Change & Leigh Ann She was our Officiant & we could not have asked for a better, warmer & great hearted person! Leigh Ann was on top of all emails with us, she made sure we were always comfortable with every & any situation. Most of all she made the wedding day go so smooth & also eased us both! My wife, Moonira & I were most delighted with Leigh Ann & Roots of Change & we would recommend them to anyone! Thank you so much! Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Leigh Ann is just so wonderful. She is caring, thoughtful and, genuine. Her ceremony was moving and passionate. My family and friends are still talking about it. My sister asked me, "Can the two of you get married again? Cuz that was the best wedding we have ever been too." Leigh Ann has a well established process of getting to know you and your significant other in such a way that she gets to know the real you without taking a life time to get to know you. We loved how personal our ceremony was. We were so used to cookie cutter weddings. Ours was unique to our story.
Leigh Ann is just so wonderful. She is caring, thoughtful and, genuine. Her ceremony was moving and passionate. My family Read more...
Leigh Ann is just so wonderful. She is caring, thoughtful and, genuine. Her ceremony was moving and passionate. My family and friends are still talking about it. My sister asked me, "Can the two of you get married again? Cuz that was the best wedding we have ever been too." Leigh Ann has a well established process of getting to know you and your significant other in such a way that she gets to know the real you without taking a life time to get to know you. We loved how personal our ceremony was. We were so used to cookie cutter weddings. Ours was unique to our story. Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
When my now husband and I were looking into a wedding ceremony we were first sucked into the whole circus aspect worrying about the venue and the flowers and the lights and...etc. We knew that only a few things were really important to us (my engagement ring, my dress, the music, and our officiant), however we played the game to start until we realized it was not us. So we cancelled the original venue and trappings and focused on what was important. I give this intro so that I can say how wonderful Leigh Ann was in every aspect. Through the planning stages she asked us many questions and listened carefully to our answers. She tailored the ceremony for us, addressing our needs and wishes. Our simple ceremony with no flowers other than my silk flower bouquet and my sister and maid-of-honor's bouquet, no decorations, and only two people in our wedding party is one our family and friends still talk about. The ceremony was so original with touches even the chapel had never seen before. We even have wishing stones that were part of the ceremony in our home to enjoy forever.

Leigh Ann's help made our wedding truly a day to remember. We still pull out our hard copy of our ceremony to enjoy it. We cannot thank her enough for all her work and care in crafting the verbiage of our day into something no one involved will ever forget. Our simple venue and celebration is the ceremony of a lifetime.
When my now husband and I were looking into a wedding ceremony we were first sucked into the whole circus aspect worrying Read more...
When my now husband and I were looking into a wedding ceremony we were first sucked into the whole circus aspect worrying about the venue and the flowers and the lights and...etc. We knew that only a few things were really important to us (my engagement ring, my dress, the music, and our officiant), however we played the game to start until we realized it was not us. So we cancelled the original venue and trappings and focused on what was important. I give this intro so that I can say how wonderful Leigh Ann was in every aspect. Through the planning stages she asked us many questions and listened carefully to our answers. She tailored the ceremony for us, addressing our needs and wishes. Our simple ceremony with no flowers other than my silk flower bouquet and my sister and maid-of-honor's bouquet, no decorations, and only two people in our wedding party is one our family and friends still talk about. The ceremony was so original with touches even the chapel had never seen before. We even have wishing stones that were part of the ceremony in our home to enjoy forever.

Leigh Ann's help made our wedding truly a day to remember. We still pull out our hard copy of our ceremony to enjoy it. We cannot thank her enough for all her work and care in crafting the verbiage of our day into something no one involved will ever forget. Our simple venue and celebration is the ceremony of a lifetime. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Liegh-ann was so awesome. Some members of our family are pretty conservative so we weren't sure how they'd react to a more personal ceremony. Many many people told us after that it was the best ceremony they had ever been too. Our parents really loved it too. Also we had to change our venue the day before due to a power outage and she was such an important calming presence amongst some of the chaos.
Liegh-ann was so awesome. Some members of our family are pretty conservative so we weren't sure how they'd react to a more Read more...
Liegh-ann was so awesome. Some members of our family are pretty conservative so we weren't sure how they'd react to a more personal ceremony. Many many people told us after that it was the best ceremony they had ever been too. Our parents really loved it too. Also we had to change our venue the day before due to a power outage and she was such an important calming presence amongst some of the chaos. Read less
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Domenic
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife and I interviewed a half-dozen officiants before we were lucky enough to meet Leigh Ann and Kim of Roots of Change. Upon meeting them, you immediately feel their love for each other. This passion towards each other directly translates to their love of officiating. In our experience, Leigh Ann wrote the ceremony while Kim attended the wedding to deliver a witty, funny, serious and heart-felt experience to all whom attended.

Throughout the process of creating the ceremony, both Kim and Leigh Ann were professional and responsive. They kept us on schedule without being pushy. Their questionnaire really helps to get the process started and we do recommend not cheating by looking at each other’s answers. The result of this effort was a better ceremony then either of us imagined.

The flow of the ceremony was also amazing. Leigh Ann and Kim were able to incorporate a multitude of events (i.e sand ceremony, mother speeches, remembrance candle, etc) while maintaining an upbeat and seamless event. Kim was even able to incorporate a family member who passed away the day before into the ceremony.

Lastly, although I could continue the praise for pages, Leigh Ann and Kim’s summary of our Love Story was not only great for our attendees but heart felt by us. Leigh Ann and Kim create an unbelievably personal ceremony towards your specific wants and needs. They balance giving this creative freedom to the couple while using their experience to make it all work together at your once in a lifetime event.

Working with Kim and Leigh Ann was a collaboration we will appreciate for a lifetime!
My wife and I interviewed a half-dozen officiants before we were lucky enough to meet Leigh Ann and Kim of Roots of Read more...
My wife and I interviewed a half-dozen officiants before we were lucky enough to meet Leigh Ann and Kim of Roots of Change. Upon meeting them, you immediately feel their love for each other. This passion towards each other directly translates to their love of officiating. In our experience, Leigh Ann wrote the ceremony while Kim attended the wedding to deliver a witty, funny, serious and heart-felt experience to all whom attended.

Throughout the process of creating the ceremony, both Kim and Leigh Ann were professional and responsive. They kept us on schedule without being pushy. Their questionnaire really helps to get the process started and we do recommend not cheating by looking at each other’s answers. The result of this effort was a better ceremony then either of us imagined.

The flow of the ceremony was also amazing. Leigh Ann and Kim were able to incorporate a multitude of events (i.e sand ceremony, mother speeches, remembrance candle, etc) while maintaining an upbeat and seamless event. Kim was even able to incorporate a family member who passed away the day before into the ceremony.

Lastly, although I could continue the praise for pages, Leigh Ann and Kim’s summary of our Love Story was not only great for our attendees but heart felt by us. Leigh Ann and Kim create an unbelievably personal ceremony towards your specific wants and needs. They balance giving this creative freedom to the couple while using their experience to make it all work together at your once in a lifetime event.

Working with Kim and Leigh Ann was a collaboration we will appreciate for a lifetime! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
It's hard to find the right words to describe how amazing Leigh Ann and Kim are! From our first meeting, we felt so comfortable and inspired by them both. Leigh Ann worked with us to create an amazing ceremony. We wanted to include non-traditional readings and rituals that were important and unique to us. Leigh Ann completely and intuitively understood how we wanted our ceremony to feel, and she did such an amazing job of incorporating all of our ideas seamlessly. It was truly a collaborative effort and her process of crafting the ceremony based on the telling of our own stories made it such a personal experience. We heard from so many people that our ceremony was the most meaningful and unique they had ever witnessed.

Leigh Ann was a strong source of support and guidance throughout the wedding process, especially on our wedding day. Her training and experience combined with her natural ability to convey a sense of calm and peacefulness make her a very professional yet sincere and loving celebrant.

If like us you believe that the ceremony should be the most important part of your wedding day, then you will truly be amazed at the heartfelt and beautiful experience that Roots of Change will create with you.
It's hard to find the right words to describe how amazing Leigh Ann and Kim are! From our first meeting, we felt so Read more...
It's hard to find the right words to describe how amazing Leigh Ann and Kim are! From our first meeting, we felt so comfortable and inspired by them both. Leigh Ann worked with us to create an amazing ceremony. We wanted to include non-traditional readings and rituals that were important and unique to us. Leigh Ann completely and intuitively understood how we wanted our ceremony to feel, and she did such an amazing job of incorporating all of our ideas seamlessly. It was truly a collaborative effort and her process of crafting the ceremony based on the telling of our own stories made it such a personal experience. We heard from so many people that our ceremony was the most meaningful and unique they had ever witnessed.

Leigh Ann was a strong source of support and guidance throughout the wedding process, especially on our wedding day. Her training and experience combined with her natural ability to convey a sense of calm and peacefulness make her a very professional yet sincere and loving celebrant.

If like us you believe that the ceremony should be the most important part of your wedding day, then you will truly be amazed at the heartfelt and beautiful experience that Roots of Change will create with you. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Leigh Ann and Roots of Change put together a ceremony that was beyond anything we could have envisioned, in the best way possible. She seamlessly weaved together the story of who we are and how we came to fall in love, our values, personalities, and the important traditions we wanted to reflect from each of our backgrounds. Through her process of asking a series of great questions about our background, relationship, and what we love about each other, then offering lots of insight and options to get our input in crafting a unique ceremony, she did her magic and found a way to weave it all together in a way that was deeply personal and true to ourselves. She struck the perfect tone for us of light and humorous, grounded and spiritual, and gracious and loving. I can’t even remember how many comments we got like, “ that was my favorite ceremony I have ever been to” or “the ceremony is usually the boring part but I really enjoyed it and didn’t want it to end,” or “wow, it must feel really good to love somebody that much.” We highly recommend Leigh Ann and Roots of Change to anyone looking for a deeply personal ceremony that reflects the love, stories, and values within your unique relationship.
Leigh Ann and Roots of Change put together a ceremony that was beyond anything we could have envisioned, in the best way Read more...
Leigh Ann and Roots of Change put together a ceremony that was beyond anything we could have envisioned, in the best way possible. She seamlessly weaved together the story of who we are and how we came to fall in love, our values, personalities, and the important traditions we wanted to reflect from each of our backgrounds. Through her process of asking a series of great questions about our background, relationship, and what we love about each other, then offering lots of insight and options to get our input in crafting a unique ceremony, she did her magic and found a way to weave it all together in a way that was deeply personal and true to ourselves. She struck the perfect tone for us of light and humorous, grounded and spiritual, and gracious and loving. I can’t even remember how many comments we got like, “ that was my favorite ceremony I have ever been to” or “the ceremony is usually the boring part but I really enjoyed it and didn’t want it to end,” or “wow, it must feel really good to love somebody that much.” We highly recommend Leigh Ann and Roots of Change to anyone looking for a deeply personal ceremony that reflects the love, stories, and values within your unique relationship. Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we booked Leigh Ann as our officiant. I can't tell you how many people complimented us on the ceremony. It was truly unique and personal to us, and gave everyone a glimpse into who we are as a couple. She even included a rememberance to my dear grandmother in the ceremony, and many of my relatives told me that they have never cried at a wedding in their entire lives, but this brought tears to their eyes. Most of my friends dread having to sit through another boring wedding ceremony, but even they were riveted and wowed by how unique and personal the ceremony was. You could book another officiant and get a ceremony that thousands of couples have used, or you can book Leigh Ann and get a ceremony that is personal to you and your beloved. She was such a calming force throughout the whole process as well. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I am so glad we booked Leigh Ann as our officiant. I can't tell you how many people complimented us on the ceremony. It Read more...
I am so glad we booked Leigh Ann as our officiant. I can't tell you how many people complimented us on the ceremony. It was truly unique and personal to us, and gave everyone a glimpse into who we are as a couple. She even included a rememberance to my dear grandmother in the ceremony, and many of my relatives told me that they have never cried at a wedding in their entire lives, but this brought tears to their eyes. Most of my friends dread having to sit through another boring wedding ceremony, but even they were riveted and wowed by how unique and personal the ceremony was. You could book another officiant and get a ceremony that thousands of couples have used, or you can book Leigh Ann and get a ceremony that is personal to you and your beloved. She was such a calming force throughout the whole process as well. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Leigh Ann was the perfect officiant for us. From the minute we met with her, she had whatever quality it was that we wanted in an officiant--some combination of her warmth, humor, experience, and genuine interest in celebrating with us made us totally confident in hiring her to officiate. And, the price was very reasonable for the amount of work she put into our ceremony. She was very responsive via e-mail, and went through multiple rounds of ceremony edits with us to make our ceremony reflective of the tone we were looking for. The way she ran the rehearsal was so reassuring--she really knows how to run a ceremony, and how to direct guests and families in a respectful way. Many people came up to me after the ceremony saying how great it was, and what a joyful presence she was. I couldn't recommend her more highly to anyone looking for a secular, meaningful ceremony.
Leigh Ann was the perfect officiant for us. From the minute we met with her, she had whatever quality it was that we Read more...
Leigh Ann was the perfect officiant for us. From the minute we met with her, she had whatever quality it was that we wanted in an officiant--some combination of her warmth, humor, experience, and genuine interest in celebrating with us made us totally confident in hiring her to officiate. And, the price was very reasonable for the amount of work she put into our ceremony. She was very responsive via e-mail, and went through multiple rounds of ceremony edits with us to make our ceremony reflective of the tone we were looking for. The way she ran the rehearsal was so reassuring--she really knows how to run a ceremony, and how to direct guests and families in a respectful way. Many people came up to me after the ceremony saying how great it was, and what a joyful presence she was. I couldn't recommend her more highly to anyone looking for a secular, meaningful ceremony. Read less
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AbbeyT
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Leigh Ann,
Yesterday was a dream come true and we are deeply thankful for your contribution to the union of our lives. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and filled with such love and positive energy. So many of our friends and family came up to us afterward complimenting our incredible officiant; her energy, positiveness, sincere joy, dedicated reading, and great personality are just a few of the lovely comments. It was a truly unique and magical ceremony. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

George and Abbey Jacobsen
Leigh Ann,
Yesterday was a dream come true and we are deeply thankful for your contribution to the union of our Read more...
Leigh Ann,
Yesterday was a dream come true and we are deeply thankful for your contribution to the union of our lives. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and filled with such love and positive energy. So many of our friends and family came up to us afterward complimenting our incredible officiant; her energy, positiveness, sincere joy, dedicated reading, and great personality are just a few of the lovely comments. It was a truly unique and magical ceremony. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

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mollyw30
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Leigh Ann designed an incredibly beautiful and thoughtful ceremony! We absolutely loved it! She did such an amazing job and delivered the ceremony so sweetly. We are so grateful we found Her to officiate such a special day. It is exactly what we were looking for. It reflected us perfectly, in every way! All of our loved ones commented on the moving and very personal touches Leigh Ann spent so much time preparing and delivering. It was wonderful, and I would highly recommend working with Roots of Change!
Leigh Ann designed an incredibly beautiful and thoughtful ceremony! We absolutely loved it! She did such an amazing job Read more...
Leigh Ann designed an incredibly beautiful and thoughtful ceremony! We absolutely loved it! She did such an amazing job and delivered the ceremony so sweetly. We are so grateful we found Her to officiate such a special day. It is exactly what we were looking for. It reflected us perfectly, in every way! All of our loved ones commented on the moving and very personal touches Leigh Ann spent so much time preparing and delivering. It was wonderful, and I would highly recommend working with Roots of Change! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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MRMoose
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Dear Leigh Ann @ Roots of Change

Thank you so much for officiating our very memorable wedding ceremony! Everyone commented on what a great job you did and how unique our wedding was! They said it was the best wedding they have ever been to! That meant so much to us. We couldn't have done it without you! Much love from Mickey and Elaina to you and your family.
Dear Leigh Ann @ Roots of Change

Thank you so much for officiating our very memorable wedding ceremony! Everyone Read more...
Dear Leigh Ann @ Roots of Change

Thank you so much for officiating our very memorable wedding ceremony! Everyone commented on what a great job you did and how unique our wedding was! They said it was the best wedding they have ever been to! That meant so much to us. We couldn't have done it without you! Much love from Mickey and Elaina to you and your family. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jennica
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Leigh Ann is an incredible facilitator! We highly recommend her as an Officiant of important moments you want treated with respect, honored for sacredness, and celebrated for the joys and challenges that life brings.
Leigh Ann is an incredible facilitator! We highly recommend her as an Officiant of important moments you want treated with Read more...
Leigh Ann is an incredible facilitator! We highly recommend her as an Officiant of important moments you want treated with respect, honored for sacredness, and celebrated for the joys and challenges that life brings. Read less
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Mary Ledvina
Wedding:
8/7/2004
5.0/5.0
Thank you for an incredible ceremony Leigh Ann. The way you involved all of us, Mary, myself and our core group of friends and family in creative expressions of caring made me feel very supported for the wedding to come as well as for our entire life together. It was blissful to be outside in our backyard, half of us in the shade, half in the sun, on blankets, while you asked participants to offer loving wishes for our future. I especially liked the way you integrated our personal beliefs into the ceremony, yet created space for diverse participants to feel a part of it all.
Thank you for an incredible ceremony Leigh Ann. The way you involved all of us, Mary, myself and our core group of friends Read more...
Thank you for an incredible ceremony Leigh Ann. The way you involved all of us, Mary, myself and our core group of friends and family in creative expressions of caring made me feel very supported for the wedding to come as well as for our entire life together. It was blissful to be outside in our backyard, half of us in the shade, half in the sun, on blankets, while you asked participants to offer loving wishes for our future. I especially liked the way you integrated our personal beliefs into the ceremony, yet created space for diverse participants to feel a part of it all. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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