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Weddings with Heart - Bend, The Metolius, Black Butte, Sunriver, Broken Top, Brasada

Bend , OR
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Bend, OR 97701 US (map)

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541-312-3393

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ABOUT US

As a Non-denominational Minister, Officiant, & Celebrant - I am dedicated to making your ceremony unique, intimate, fresh, and lovely.

I offer contemporary to traditional to... Read more
As a Non-denominational Minister, Officiant, & Celebrant - I am dedicated to making your ceremony unique, intimate, fresh, and lovely.

I offer contemporary to traditional to whimsical ceremonies; that are Simple to Formal to Sacred; reflecting your personal style, love, and values.

Whether you want a large formal traditional celebration or a small unique ceremony.
I will support you in creating a lovely and meaningful ceremony just the way you want it in the setting of your choice.

I am very open and acknowledge all paths and journeys to love. I have performed over 700 Wedding over the past 19 years enhancing my ability to be creative, flexible, and supportive. I am highly organized, personable, inspiring, friendly, and fun.

Designer, Intimate, and Elopement Ceremonies
I offer interfaith ceremonies and same sex ceremonies. - I love to incorporate aspects of each person's faith into your Ceremony. The Designer Ceremony:
To make the Wedding designing process simple and easy - I give you many Ceremony ideas to craft your ceremony from.
I then script your entire Wedding and your Processional. At your Rehearsal we refine your ceremony process even further.

When creating your Designer Ceremony - you can call me or email me anytime during this process as we create your ceremony together. Along with the consultation meeting we will have.

Because of my experience and organizational skill you will be able to fully relax and enjoy your Wedding Ceremony.


The Intimate Ceremony

For less than 20 guests- designed and created to have a intimate and genuine feel that if a full expression of your Love.

Exquisite Elopement in my English Garden in July and August in Bend, OR or I help you find a beautiful location in nature or a cool hotel, or that perfect vacation rental for your Elopement.

Most couples who request my services are looking for a ceremony that celebrates
the miracles of love and connection versus having a strong religious focus.

Besides co-creating a beautiful Wedding Ceremony with you, I make sure every detail of the ceremony
is addressed before and during the ceremony to ensure that the entire process is effortless and exactly what you want.

I have been ordained as a Minister by the Universal Life Church, a non-denominational, interfaith church, since 1995.

I lived all over the world making me very open to your unique expression of our Love. I am also trained as a Relationship Happiness Coach - making it easy for me to get to know you - to create rapport so that I can truly create a beautiful ceremony with you.

Let me be the one to support you in creating, designing, & facilitating your Wedding Ceremony of Love.

Rev. Mary Ellen Deckelmann 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)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes. Most of my Ceremonies are outside in Beautiful Locations.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I dress to mirror what you are wearing. Usually, I am understated so that I don't upstage the Bride or the Groom. I dress very professionally. For simple simple Weddings I can be as casual as you are.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes....I am totally flexible when it comes to creating your ceremony. I am fun, passionate, and creative.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes.......I encourage my couples to write their own vows. I also give you lots of support and ideas. Since I am a Relationship Coach..I support you to really express your love story in words.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes. I have many options in terms of ceremony ideas, vows, poems, readings, and ceremonies within the ceremony...etc. I send you 11 Wedding Ceremony Ideas.
How long are your ceremonies?
Ceremonies length is a totally a reflection of what we co-create together. I would say in general 15 to 30 minutes max. Most ceremonies are around 23 minutes long. They can be longer or shorter.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I don't require Pre- Commitment Counseling but ..I offer it. I am trained as a Relationship Coach....I design all my pre-commit/ premarital coaching to address your specific needs. Often my clients say.....they can't believe how helpful, supportive, and extraordinary the coaching is. They love learning ...new ways to relate that deepen their love.
 
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes....I love to perform pre-ceremony as it makes the Wedding Day so much easier and so much more fun. It usually creates an incredible amount of Peace of Mind. For very small Wedding sometimes we don't need a pre-ceremony rehearsal. I will offer whatever you want though.
Do you supply a sound system?
No, The DJ's at the Wedding usually supplies the sound system. Often I don't need a sound system as I have the capacity to project....If you as a couple want to be heard we work with the DJ or you rent or find a Sound system.

REVIEWS

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Samantha
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we found Mary Ellen! We didn't want a "traditional, big," wedding but we also wanted something more special than a courthouse wedding. ME was able to give us a simple and small ceremony and made it very special! We do not live in Bend so ME made time to meet up with us on the morning of our wedding so we could find the perfect spot. She took us on a little walk through Shevlin Park and found some spots we could do our ceremony at. ME even arrived early to our ceremony and made a cute arrangement on the ground with pine cones for our family to stand around. She gave us just what we wanted, a nice ,sweet ceremony on a great fall day, among the trees,right along Tumalo Creek. I would recommend Mary Ellen to everyone.
-Sam & Jordan
We are so glad we found Mary Ellen! We didn't want a "traditional, big," wedding but we also wanted something more special Read more...
We are so glad we found Mary Ellen! We didn't want a "traditional, big," wedding but we also wanted something more special than a courthouse wedding. ME was able to give us a simple and small ceremony and made it very special! We do not live in Bend so ME made time to meet up with us on the morning of our wedding so we could find the perfect spot. She took us on a little walk through Shevlin Park and found some spots we could do our ceremony at. ME even arrived early to our ceremony and made a cute arrangement on the ground with pine cones for our family to stand around. She gave us just what we wanted, a nice ,sweet ceremony on a great fall day, among the trees,right along Tumalo Creek. I would recommend Mary Ellen to everyone.
-Sam & Jordan Read less
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Darci
Wedding:
8/24/2014
4.9/5.0
ME made our wedding truly memorable, she took time to understand what our values were and what we wanted out of our ceremony. She is easy to work with and very warm and friendly!! Highly recommend her to anyone getting married in Bend.
ME made our wedding truly memorable, she took time to understand what our values were and what we wanted out of our Read more...
ME made our wedding truly memorable, she took time to understand what our values were and what we wanted out of our ceremony. She is easy to work with and very warm and friendly!! Highly recommend her to anyone getting married in Bend. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen provided us with the most sincere, heartfelt and wonderful ceremony. She was very professional yet still very compasssionate. My ceremony and working with her were all that I had hoped for!
Mary Ellen provided us with the most sincere, heartfelt and wonderful ceremony. She was very professional yet still very Read more...
Mary Ellen provided us with the most sincere, heartfelt and wonderful ceremony. She was very professional yet still very compasssionate. My ceremony and working with her were all that I had hoped for! Read less
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Lalena
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen (ME) was incredibly supportive and flexible throughout the entire planning process. I had a lot of ideas and tried to include too much in the ceremony at first. She asked all the right questions and helped guide us to the best ceremony we could have hoped for! ME personalized our ceremony by including menton of our dogs, which was important to us as well. Overall, ME was a joy to work with, Fun, vibrant and professional! We had the best day of our lives!
Mary Ellen (ME) was incredibly supportive and flexible throughout the entire planning process. I had a lot of ideas and Read more...
Mary Ellen (ME) was incredibly supportive and flexible throughout the entire planning process. I had a lot of ideas and tried to include too much in the ceremony at first. She asked all the right questions and helped guide us to the best ceremony we could have hoped for! ME personalized our ceremony by including menton of our dogs, which was important to us as well. Overall, ME was a joy to work with, Fun, vibrant and professional! We had the best day of our lives! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Debbie
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary Ellen, "M.E. Emmy", was absolutely amazing! She officiated our wedding this past August 16th in such a personal and beautiful way.

Emme made a point to meet with us at Anthony's in Bend and get to know us. She shared some very beautiful things at our ceremony (with our consent, of course!), with family and friends.

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous, but before too long, Emme made me feel right at ease, with her reassuring manner.

We are so happy to know Emme, and she is someone who you would want to continue to communicate with even after the big day has passed!

I highly recommend Emme for any type of wedding you may have!
Rev. Mary Ellen, "M.E. Emmy", was absolutely amazing! She officiated our wedding this past August 16th in such a personal Read more...
Rev. Mary Ellen, "M.E. Emmy", was absolutely amazing! She officiated our wedding this past August 16th in such a personal and beautiful way.

Emme made a point to meet with us at Anthony's in Bend and get to know us. She shared some very beautiful things at our ceremony (with our consent, of course!), with family and friends.

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous, but before too long, Emme made me feel right at ease, with her reassuring manner.

We are so happy to know Emme, and she is someone who you would want to continue to communicate with even after the big day has passed!

I highly recommend Emme for any type of wedding you may have! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Weddings With Heart was a perfect match for our 'Surprise Wedding' for our families. It was small and intimate and held with the Sacredness that we were looking for. Mary Ellen was everything and more that we were looking for in an officiant. I would recommend her to any and everyone I know. She has the capacity to perform any type of wedding, in any type of setting, as she takes the time to really get to know her couple before creating their ceremony with them. She is delightful, thoughtful, and professional. We will be forever grateful for her Presence on our wedding day.
~Erin & Steve
Weddings With Heart was a perfect match for our 'Surprise Wedding' for our families. It was small and intimate and held Read more...
Weddings With Heart was a perfect match for our 'Surprise Wedding' for our families. It was small and intimate and held with the Sacredness that we were looking for. Mary Ellen was everything and more that we were looking for in an officiant. I would recommend her to any and everyone I know. She has the capacity to perform any type of wedding, in any type of setting, as she takes the time to really get to know her couple before creating their ceremony with them. She is delightful, thoughtful, and professional. We will be forever grateful for her Presence on our wedding day.
~Erin & Steve Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
7/4/2014
3.9/5.0
Mary Ellen was great!! Our ceremony was at Crater Lake National Park, she drove down there and performed like a champ, it was very windy!! Several of my family members commented on how unique the ceremony was that she provided.
Mary Ellen was great!! Our ceremony was at Crater Lake National Park, she drove down there and performed like a champ, it Read more...
Mary Ellen was great!! Our ceremony was at Crater Lake National Park, she drove down there and performed like a champ, it was very windy!! Several of my family members commented on how unique the ceremony was that she provided. Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her extensive experience working couples and conducting personalized ceremonies was readily apparent. She is warm, easy to connect with, professional, and very flexible. We truly valued our pre-wedding couples sessions with Mary Ellen, and were able to create a positive dialogue and clear intentions to carry us into our marriage. Under her guidance, the ceremony came together better than we could have imagined. We are very grateful to have had her as part of our wedding.
Mary Ellen was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her extensive experience working couples and conducting personalized Read more...
Mary Ellen was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her extensive experience working couples and conducting personalized ceremonies was readily apparent. She is warm, easy to connect with, professional, and very flexible. We truly valued our pre-wedding couples sessions with Mary Ellen, and were able to create a positive dialogue and clear intentions to carry us into our marriage. Under her guidance, the ceremony came together better than we could have imagined. We are very grateful to have had her as part of our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Patsy
Wedding:
6/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen provided absolutely everything we needed every step of the way! She spent 1 hour with me on the phone and after talking with her we knew we had found the 'right' person to officiate our wedding. She was so flexible in allowing us time to hike areas she thought we might like to pick our spot. And then met us there bringing with her 2 of the most wonderful people I have ever met to witness our wedding! She made it SO special. The vows could not have been better suited for us if she had known us all our lives! I will always feel a special closeness to her and her friends ... as if they share our life! Thank you and I'm really glad you were part of our day!
Mary Ellen provided absolutely everything we needed every step of the way! She spent 1 hour with me on the phone and after Read more...
Mary Ellen provided absolutely everything we needed every step of the way! She spent 1 hour with me on the phone and after talking with her we knew we had found the 'right' person to officiate our wedding. She was so flexible in allowing us time to hike areas she thought we might like to pick our spot. And then met us there bringing with her 2 of the most wonderful people I have ever met to witness our wedding! She made it SO special. The vows could not have been better suited for us if she had known us all our lives! I will always feel a special closeness to her and her friends ... as if they share our life! Thank you and I'm really glad you were part of our day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
EM was amazing! She helped guide us and create the perfect ceremony for us. She really listens and tries to figure out who you are and what you want your ceremony to look like. We are really grateful that we found her! The actual ceremony was perfect.. she has a wonderful energy and you can tell she truly loves what she does and cares about the people she is marrying. Very much recommend!
EM was amazing! She helped guide us and create the perfect ceremony for us. She really listens and tries to figure out who Read more...
EM was amazing! She helped guide us and create the perfect ceremony for us. She really listens and tries to figure out who you are and what you want your ceremony to look like. We are really grateful that we found her! The actual ceremony was perfect.. she has a wonderful energy and you can tell she truly loves what she does and cares about the people she is marrying. Very much recommend! Read less
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