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Your Personal Ceremony

Portland , OR

LOCATION

5707 NE 15 Ave
Portland, OR 97211 US (map)

PHONE

503-679-5933

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We have gotten so many amazing responses from our friends and family about how beautifully you performed the ceremony. Everyone just cannot stop talking about how touching it was, and... Read more
“We have gotten so many amazing responses from our friends and family about how beautifully you performed the ceremony. Everyone just cannot stop talking about how touching it was, and how it was perfectly 'us.'" Erin & Shannon - - - We specialize in custom-created wedding ceremonies personalized for the bride and groom. We guide you, the couple, in creating your own unique ritual, providing you with inspiring material from which to choose, drawn from the great spiritual traditions, including Native American, Jewish, Celtic, Hindu, Christian, and Moslem. Together we create a ceremony that honors both you and your families. We help you find the words and rites that connect your souls! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Quaker, Taoist

REVIEWS

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Lovely
Wedding:
3/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Joanie is very open an personable, she helped us tune the words just perfect, to make the day even more magical than thought of. I would recommend highly, she is very lovely at helping both of you get exactly what you want <3
Joanie is very open an personable, she helped us tune the words just perfect, to make the day even more magical than Read more...
Joanie is very open an personable, she helped us tune the words just perfect, to make the day even more magical than thought of. I would recommend highly, she is very lovely at helping both of you get exactly what you want <3 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
What a wonderful experience! Joanie made both of us feel completely at home from the get go. She's experienced and has the gift of making people feel comfortable. We appreciated all of the thoughtful touches that she added in from asking our input as to where and how the ceremony would be conducted before the wedding, to arranging for witnesses (we wanted to have a small private ceremony) to allowing us to have our dog present at our ceremony. It meant the world to us that she did as much as possible to get to know us, decrease our stress levels and to heighten the enjoyment of our day as much as possible. We picked the best possible officiant and we highly recommend her for all couples whether they are eloping, renewing their vows or looking for a skilled and kind officiant. Thank you for everything, Joanie!
What a wonderful experience! Joanie made both of us feel completely at home from the get go. She's experienced and has the Read more...
What a wonderful experience! Joanie made both of us feel completely at home from the get go. She's experienced and has the gift of making people feel comfortable. We appreciated all of the thoughtful touches that she added in from asking our input as to where and how the ceremony would be conducted before the wedding, to arranging for witnesses (we wanted to have a small private ceremony) to allowing us to have our dog present at our ceremony. It meant the world to us that she did as much as possible to get to know us, decrease our stress levels and to heighten the enjoyment of our day as much as possible. We picked the best possible officiant and we highly recommend her for all couples whether they are eloping, renewing their vows or looking for a skilled and kind officiant. Thank you for everything, Joanie! Read less
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Caleb
Wedding:
10/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have been together for over 3 years and with the renewal of our medical insurance plans coming up at work, we decided it would be a good time to elope! Even though we're planning on having our own event later that involves some rather nontraditional ceremonies to be done, we wanted to make sure that this legal formality went as smoothly, quickly, and nicely as possible.

I couldn't have asked for a better person to make all of this happen for us. Joanie really made the whole process painless and beautiful, even with less than 12 hours to prepare. I literally called her up in the morning and set up a time to come by their welcoming house and beautiful backyard garden to get married that same night.

If you're planning on getting eloped and don't want to do it in stuffy old courtroom with someone that probably doesn't care about you at all, I highly recommend giving YPC a call. I checked with a few other resources listed under a "Justice of the Peace Portland" internet search and found them to not only be the most affordable option, but also the most welcoming as far as their online presence goes.

Thank you, again, Joanie. We'll certainly "have a nice life" and I hope you do the same. =]
My husband and I have been together for over 3 years and with the renewal of our medical insurance plans coming up at Read more...
My husband and I have been together for over 3 years and with the renewal of our medical insurance plans coming up at work, we decided it would be a good time to elope! Even though we're planning on having our own event later that involves some rather nontraditional ceremonies to be done, we wanted to make sure that this legal formality went as smoothly, quickly, and nicely as possible.

I couldn't have asked for a better person to make all of this happen for us. Joanie really made the whole process painless and beautiful, even with less than 12 hours to prepare. I literally called her up in the morning and set up a time to come by their welcoming house and beautiful backyard garden to get married that same night.

If you're planning on getting eloped and don't want to do it in stuffy old courtroom with someone that probably doesn't care about you at all, I highly recommend giving YPC a call. I checked with a few other resources listed under a "Justice of the Peace Portland" internet search and found them to not only be the most affordable option, but also the most welcoming as far as their online presence goes.

Thank you, again, Joanie. We'll certainly "have a nice life" and I hope you do the same. =] Read less
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Jake
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Joanie from Your Personal Ceremony was the best! We were able to customize our wedding to really make it special for us.

Everything went beautifully, and we would highly recommend Joanie to anyone looking to create the perfect ceremony!

~Jake and Skyler
Joanie from Your Personal Ceremony was the best! We were able to customize our wedding to really make it special for us. Read more...
Joanie from Your Personal Ceremony was the best! We were able to customize our wedding to really make it special for us.

Everything went beautifully, and we would highly recommend Joanie to anyone looking to create the perfect ceremony!

~Jake and Skyler Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Very helpful throughout the planning of our ceremony. She made the ceremony very personal and had lots of great ideas.
Very helpful throughout the planning of our ceremony. She made the ceremony very personal and had lots of great ideas.
Very helpful throughout the planning of our ceremony. She made the ceremony very personal and had lots of great ideas. Read less
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Mindy
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Joanie married us in the Portland Rose Garden and she was absolutely perfect in every way! She gave us insight and examples of how to incorporate everything we wanted into our vows. She then created a personalized ceremony that perfectly represented us. We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. It was more than we ever imagined it could be. Thank you Joanie! We love you!
Joanie married us in the Portland Rose Garden and she was absolutely perfect in every way! She gave us insight and Read more...
Joanie married us in the Portland Rose Garden and she was absolutely perfect in every way! She gave us insight and examples of how to incorporate everything we wanted into our vows. She then created a personalized ceremony that perfectly represented us. We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. It was more than we ever imagined it could be. Thank you Joanie! We love you! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We couldn’t have chosen a better person as our ceremony officant! Joanie exceeded our expectations with joy, comfort and support. She has a breadth and depth of different spiritual practices. We even told her where our honeymoon was and because she is well traveled she shared tips and literature with us. She also helped us with day of coordination and made sure what we told her was in order. She knew everyone’s names, joined us in dancing and had all of the legal paperwork ready. She made us feel really comfortable with her.
We couldn’t have chosen a better person as our ceremony officant! Joanie exceeded our expectations with joy, comfort and Read more...
We couldn’t have chosen a better person as our ceremony officant! Joanie exceeded our expectations with joy, comfort and support. She has a breadth and depth of different spiritual practices. We even told her where our honeymoon was and because she is well traveled she shared tips and literature with us. She also helped us with day of coordination and made sure what we told her was in order. She knew everyone’s names, joined us in dancing and had all of the legal paperwork ready. She made us feel really comfortable with her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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gera
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Joanie and Yehudah let us use their space for our ceremony. It was a beautiful day and we had our ceremony in their backyard. Before we got there, Joanie and Yehudah made sure everything was set up for us. We were able to use their home to get ready, we were able to play music. It was great to have met them and their home had the perfect energy for our ceremony. I highly recommend them.
Joanie and Yehudah let us use their space for our ceremony. It was a beautiful day and we had our ceremony in their Read more...
Joanie and Yehudah let us use their space for our ceremony. It was a beautiful day and we had our ceremony in their backyard. Before we got there, Joanie and Yehudah made sure everything was set up for us. We were able to use their home to get ready, we were able to play music. It was great to have met them and their home had the perfect energy for our ceremony. I highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Joanie provided us with a wonderful ceremony that was personal and beautiful. She was non judging and so helpful. She even helped us pick the perfect setting and offered tons of options and material to help us write our vows. She was organized and made everything flow. Her energy radiated love. I hope I can have that calm energy myself one day. Thank you Joanie for a perfect wedding. I felt sad to say goodbye. I hope to stay in touch.
Joanie provided us with a wonderful ceremony that was personal and beautiful. She was non judging and so helpful. She even Read more...
Joanie provided us with a wonderful ceremony that was personal and beautiful. She was non judging and so helpful. She even helped us pick the perfect setting and offered tons of options and material to help us write our vows. She was organized and made everything flow. Her energy radiated love. I hope I can have that calm energy myself one day. Thank you Joanie for a perfect wedding. I felt sad to say goodbye. I hope to stay in touch. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We chose to have both Joanie and Yehudah officiate our wedding. They were great, and they both have such a loving energy; it was truly a pleasure to work with them in making our ceremony a beautiful moment. We started early, and promptly became very busy with other things, but Joanie kept us on track in getting our wedding ceremony written, and vows finalized. We were provided with a lot of material to help guide us (other wedding ceremonies, ring vows, how to write your own wedding vows, etc), which really gave us direction, and helped us plan the content of our ceremony.



We chose to use the framework that Joanie and Yehudah provided to create a truly personalized ceremony and blessing. The great thing is that they are open to whatever you choose to do, whether you leave it entirely up to them to craft with little input, or they will closely work alongside you if you wish to co-create something more complex and personalized. 



We chose not to have an official rehearsal, as our wedding was quite small (30 people), but on our wedding day, they took the stress away of instructing our wedding party in how they would proceed down the isle, etc, so I felt more relaxed! Overall, they helped make our ceremony exactly the way we wished it to be, and I appreciate both of their lovely spirits being present to officiate our special day.
We chose to have both Joanie and Yehudah officiate our wedding. They were great, and they both have such a loving energy; Read more...
We chose to have both Joanie and Yehudah officiate our wedding. They were great, and they both have such a loving energy; it was truly a pleasure to work with them in making our ceremony a beautiful moment. We started early, and promptly became very busy with other things, but Joanie kept us on track in getting our wedding ceremony written, and vows finalized. We were provided with a lot of material to help guide us (other wedding ceremonies, ring vows, how to write your own wedding vows, etc), which really gave us direction, and helped us plan the content of our ceremony.



We chose to use the framework that Joanie and Yehudah provided to create a truly personalized ceremony and blessing. The great thing is that they are open to whatever you choose to do, whether you leave it entirely up to them to craft with little input, or they will closely work alongside you if you wish to co-create something more complex and personalized. 



We chose not to have an official rehearsal, as our wedding was quite small (30 people), but on our wedding day, they took the stress away of instructing our wedding party in how they would proceed down the isle, etc, so I felt more relaxed! Overall, they helped make our ceremony exactly the way we wished it to be, and I appreciate both of their lovely spirits being present to officiate our special day. Read less
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