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The Marriage Mate

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Serving Northwest Washington
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ABOUT US

So, you've decided to tie the knot. Way to go!....now you are entering the world of countless things to do with very little time to do them, but wait........ I can help!

Would... Read more
So, you've decided to tie the knot. Way to go!....now you are entering the world of countless things to do with very little time to do them, but wait........ I can help!

Would you like to experience a stress free, easy going, lovely ceremony? At The Marriage Mate I have a variety of ceremonies to choose from. Whether you are planning a regal ceremony with hundreds of guests, or a quaint little gathering I can provide the service, professionalism and quality that you desire.

Let's ease some of the wedding jitters and work together to make an unforgettable moment for you and your partner.

The Marriage Mate Wedding Officiant
Brooke Bakogeorge

cell: 360-332-9439
Serving The Pacific Northwest
Brooke@TheMarriageMate.com 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 - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely, there isn't anywhere that I wouldn't go to perform a glorious event like a wedding or commitment ceremony!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I try to blend in with the color scheme, I realize that I am in the pictures too! We all need to look good.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes! I believe your wedding is exactly that...YOUR wedding. It is a direct reflection of you, and everything you can imagine. Your words, your ideals, your dream day.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Sure! I have had many couples write their own vows, or use a combination of mine and theirs. Whatever you are comfortable with. I am always available to help in any way.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes! I do have a list, but I am flexible and willing to add in any reading the couple chooses.
How long are your ceremonies?
My ceremonies range in length, I have done "quickies of 5 minutes to more elaborate 30-40 minute ceremonies. On average I would say most ceremonies are in the 15-20 minute range.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do not offer premarital counselling. I do however have some helpful strategies available if the couple would like.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes! I love doing rehearsals, it puts everyone at ease for the BIG day!

REVIEWS

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Elspeth
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. Brooke was enthusiastic, kind, and full of cheer and humor, yet treated our ceremony with respect, poise and clearly took our actions seriously. When we first met, she asked us many questions about what marriage meant to us and why we were eager to share our lives together to ensure she created a ceremony that reflected out personalities, beliefs and priorities. The finaly ceremony was so us and couldn't have been more perfect. She was wonderful and we were so happy to have her as part of our big day. Thanks Brooke!
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d
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The pre-event meeting during which Brooke went over a number of questions and then followed up by providing sample vows and readins was very helpful. We edited the ceremony content several times and Brooke was always ready to incorporate them without delay.
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Jonathan
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.8/5.0
Brooke was great and helped us plan a fantastic ceremony. Her flexibility (and willingness to come to Whidbey Island) were very much appreciated.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Brooke was fantastic! She was able to fit us in last minute after our original officiant canceled. She did a lovely job and was very professional.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Brooke was a wonderful officiant to work with. She is easy-going and flexible, and very responsive to our needs and wishes. She also had some wonderful ideas, not only for the ceremony but the reception. The ceremony was personalized to fit our family and Brooke made a huge effort to put special, unique qualities in place during the day. I would highly recommend her to a friend.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Brook was an amazing wedding officient. We met up with her about 2 months prior to the wedding at a Starbucks and even though we were late she was so kind and funny! We were only there for about a half hour and she asked us series of questions about are family,lifestyle and relationship and from that she wrote such beautiful vows the whole ceremony that she wrote was amazing she added a poem and prayer and we got married at a winery so she also incorporated that as well. We had her come to reversal which was really worth it because we had no idea what we were doing and she really helped us get organized. The day of the ceremony was perfect she did such a great job she has beautiful speaking voice and made us all stay nice and calm even though it was pouring down rain!! She was perfect I couldn't of had anyone better!
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Lynn
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Brooke from Marriage Mate was very accommodating when initially meeting with my fiance and I to begin the process of contracting an officiate. She also discussed and provided us many different vow structures and ways to include my fiance's children into the ceremony vows. Our family and friends (as well we) were VERY impressed with Brooke's ceremony choices, professionalism, and friendliness. We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND her to anyone getting married.
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hscott1018
Wedding:
8/6/2011
4.8/5.0
Brooke was very easy to work with and provided some great ideas for the Ceremony. One of which was including my husband's 13yr old son into the ceremony. We bought him a set of engraved dog tags that will remind him of us. We did not want to write our own vows, so she sent us over a hundred sample vows we could chose from.
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carrie
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
She was amazing at helping us figure out what kind of ceremony we wanted. We shared a piece of our lives and she filled in the blanks with suggestions that were winners. Our wedding ceremony was wonderful!
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The Marriage Mate responded with the following comments:

Thank you Carrie for the wonderful comments! Your wedding definitly should be on the best dressed list!! : )
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Sjones
Wedding:
6/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Brooke is absolutely wonderful! She just did a wedding for us in the end of June. She gave us many options to choose from, including letting us ad our own "touch" to the ceremony. Brooke's website is very useful... there are many different ceremonies to choose from and you can even pay with Paypal, just makes a bride's hectic life a little easier!
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natasha
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I am soooo happy that we chose Brooke!! She is truly amazing. Funny and serious at all the right moments, she was just what we were looking for in an officiant. She made everything go so very smoothly and made people pay attention when they need a bit of organizing. We cannot thank her enough!!!!
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eddieandsarah
Wedding:
8/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Brooke was great. She was very personable and great with the ceremony. We would definetly refer Brooke for a wedding officiant.
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Anchort04
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
We never met before our ceremony and The Marriage Mate made it seem seamless. She did a wonderful job at our ceremony. She kept it short, and made adjustments to our ceremony based on what our values were instead of traditional ones. I strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an officiant. Thank you Brooke!
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Johanna
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Brooke rocked our world. She read our wed site and she asked all the right questions to make sure our ceremony expressed who we were, how we felt, and the message we wanted our friends and family to hear. I have had so many comments and feedback from our guests about how this ceremony was the most beautiful and intimate they had ever attended. And she dressed for the occasion more appropriately then I could have imagined.

Not only did she master the ceremony, she was great at handling all the curve balls we sent her, like changing our venue last minute from Glacier Valley to Shuksan Mountain. She hung around for us to sign our wedding license when "somebody" forgot it back at the cabin.

We really enjoyed our chats with Brooke leading up to the wedding, and we would recommend her, if you want to look back on your moment as fondly as we do.
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Katherine Adad
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The ceremony Brooke put together for us was perfect and exceeded our expectations. She was professional, on time and reliable.
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SMyrkle
Wedding:
6/18/2010
4.8/5.0
Brooke has the ability to take your rough idea of what you want and turn it into the perfect ceremony. If having an outdoor wedding, you might want to consider having Brooke wear a microphone as we had several guests, in the back, who could not hear everything.

Overall Brooke was wonderful!
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merle
Wedding:
6/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Finding Brooke's website was a big relief for us. And she followed thru beautifully on all aspects of our arrangement. I would tell anyone without hesitation to choose Brooke for their ceremony.
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Carbon
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.8/5.0
Brooke was wonderful. She created a ceremony that fit our wishes perfectly, and did a fabulous job during the ceremony itself. And after the ceremony, when I found a small error on the commemorative wedding certificate, she immediately checked to make sure that the legal one was correct and sent us a new commemorative certificate. I very highly recommend her. When we had a couple of missed emails, she was very good about following up and checking to make sure that everything was going according to plan.
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Rosanna
Wedding:
12/26/2009
5.0/5.0
We were all very happy with Brooke Bakogeorge. She was extremely helpful and willing to work with us on short notice. She was able to offer us her expertise on the planning portion of the wedding. I felt that we were in very competent hands and with someone who wanted to work with us. She respected our culture and religious heritage and it reflected in the beautiful ceremony. I would highly recommend her.
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I
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.6/5.0
Brooke was very helpful and friendly. She gave us SO MANY vows to choose from so we could really personalize our vows to each other. She was professional, very nice and genuine. She even gave us a keepsake package so we could look back on our vows later on. Thanks so much, Brooke!
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NICHOLE
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Brooke was an absolute dream come true!! When I met with her my fiance was not present but I felt so confident with her that I knew she was "the one"! When I met with her she explained that she was pregnant and due right before our wedding but assured as that if we had to have a replacement she would make sure that everything went as smooth as if she were there herself. I emailed her numerous times over those few months leading up to the wedding and she was always so prompt at responding and answering every question I had. When she showed up for the rehersal she brought along our ceremony to go over and even changed it up with a mock comedy ceremony!! The day of the wedding she made sure that I was ok; that my nerves were settled. The ceremony was so beautiful and Brooke made my day so special. Brooke, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You did an amazing job!!
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shereshajoy
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
We booked Brooke for our wedding almost 8 months in advance. She was always so plesent and willing to help with anything to do with the wedding via many emails or phone calls. The day we met Brooke she told us that she had just found out that she was going to be having a baby and that the due date was right around our wedding date. Brooke was very honest about the possablity that she would not be the one actually officiating at our wedding but that she had someone in mind just in case the baby came. My husband and I felt very comfortable with her and trusted that everything would go well. Brooke did end up having her baby girl the night before our wedding so she had michelle fill it. She was wonderful! In all our wedding was great and Brooke was a big part of that.
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S. Dethloff
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Brooke is amazing! She is so fun and very professional. We loved working with her as she took the time to get to know us. She was flexible and very helpful during the wedding planning and she was, as I said above, amazing on the big day!! I would highly recommend Brooke!
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b_miller27
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Brooke provided everything that I could possibly have imagined. She was very prompt in her responses and always attentive to our requests. When we forgot the marriage license at home (oops) she arranged to meet us the following day to sign it.

Also, her ceremony was AMAZING. We had numerous compliments on how beautiful it was, and it was absolutely perfect for us. I could not have pictured a more perfect experience.
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mrsking
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Brooke is AWESOME!! She was our one and only interview. When we met her, we knew our search was over!! The day of our wedding was amazing!! Thank you so so so much!!
-Jerry & Ruby King
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MollyP
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
The Marriage Mate provided excellent service during our wedding planning stage and during the wedding itself. We felt very comfortable with The Marriage Mate, and enjoyed her cheerful personality and enthusiasm for our nuptial planning! We would recommend her services to all of your family and friends.
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ajbwcd
Wedding:
12/27/2008
4.6/5.0
Brooke was great! She was professional, organized, friendly and fun!
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Jason
Wedding:
9/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Brooke is great to work with. She has no pre-conceived ideas about what your wedding should be like; she'll do it any way you want. Traditional, non-traditional, or whatever mix of those two that you like. She communicated with us about each part of the ceremony planning. Great service for the very reasonable fees that she charges. Highly recommended!
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Brooke composed a beautiful ceremony and unique vows. She listened to our requests and really told our story. I was very impressed with how well she articulated our thoughts. I received many compliments from guests regarding a beautiful ceremony! I would highly recommend Brooke!
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Diane
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
she was very personal and elegant and answered all of our questions we had. It was a pleasure to work with her
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Linda
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.8/5.0
Brooke was extremely helpful in calming my nerves before the service, she was very professional and did a wonderful job of following our outline for the ceremony.
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Laci
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
She was perfect. She was very perfessional and took the time to find out what would work best for us. We told her it would be on a sailboat and she came up with a beautiful ceremony incorporating the ocean and a unity sand ceremony. We even got requests for her written words. We loved her. It would be hard not to. We highly recommend her.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Brooke was fabulous! It was great to able to have our ceremony just the way we wanted. Thanks Brooke!
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starr45
Wedding:
6/7/2008
4.8/5.0
I was extermely pleased with the ceremony that Brooke put together for us. She was always very helpfull and was able to create a beautifull ceremony with everything that I wanted and/or didn't want, turning out better than I could have immagined!
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Sandra/Babukishan
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
Thank You Brooke, we enjoyed you as our wedding officiant, you were perfect for our special day. You helped us so much with our vows and the whole ceremony. I highly recommend you. Thank you, thank you, everything was just so joyful, and perfect....
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/4/2008
4.8/5.0
Brooke was absolutely amazing! I wanted include in my ceremony some Mexican traditions. Durning our first meeting with Brooke she came with all the research she had done. She showed a basic understanding of what I was looking for. Brooke is extremely easy going. I don't think that my wedding would have been as enjoyable without her! Thank you for everything Brooke.

The Maulers.
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luckiestgirl
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
From our first phone call we wanted Brooke to be our officiant. She put us at ease with her delightful personality and professionalism.Our first visit only confirmed to us that she was the perfect choice for us. She listened to our story, asked what we wanted and made sure it was all about us. When we recieved our vows that she had created we couldn't believe how well she had captured our specific situation and personality's. Our vows were beautiful. On our wedding day there was terrible traffic and some of our guests were late and Brooke showed her flexability and understanding by going with the flow and had no problem postponing our ceremony until all of our guests arrived.During the ceremony she had us feeling comfortable and reassured. Her spoken words added even more beauty to our vows and our guests were as touched by her words as we were.We highly recommend Brooke as an officiant for your special day as she will make sure it is all about you and what your needs are by bringing her professionalism and unique personality.
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Nicole
Wedding:
2/14/2008
4.4/5.0
Was very professional.
Services Used: Officiant
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John&Jodie
Wedding:
12/15/2007
5.0/5.0
Brooke was very professional, and always available when we needed her. She had helpful suggestions when we got stuck writing our own vows, and they turned out beautifully.
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Tozanfire
Wedding:
11/16/2007
5.0/5.0
Brooke was perfect for us. She listened to us, and responded to our desires.
She communicated effectively. On our wedding day, she made us feel at ease, and led us through the ceremony flawlessly.
We are extremely satisfied, and would recommend her to others.
Services Used: Officiant
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Kate
Wedding:
7/25/2005
5.0/5.0
So friendly and organized. Very professional, and it was actually quite stress free!
Services Used: Officiant
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