Testimonials

Brent

Loretta was awesome! So genuine. Thank you for making our big day so special!

Kristen

She was absolutely amazing and made our ceremony fantastic with no flaws what so ever. I definitely recommend her!

Rosie

Loretta was an absolute pleasure to work with-- from helping us put together our ceremony to walking us through everything on the day itself. She was always available to answer questions and she met with us in person several times to really take the time to get to know us as people and as a couple. We chose not to write our own vows but the ceremony Loretta crafted and having her officiate the ceremony felt just as intimate as personal as if we had! You can really tell how passionate she is about what she does-- and she has experienced a vast variety of ceremonies!-- while also maintaining a wry sense of humor that really helped us enjoy the whole process. Thank you, thank you, Loretta-- we feel very lucky to have found you!

Sadie

Loretta was so wonderful to work worth. She is very professional, easy to talk to and prompt. Her expertise, guidance and wonderful ideas helped us create a custom ceremony that fit our venue and fulfilled our wishes! I am so grateful that we stumbled across her website. Planning a wedding seemed like such a daunting task, however, after contacting her, her reassuring and kind spirit instantly brought us much comfort. We will never forget how much she contributed to our special day! I would highly recommend her!

Jenny & Keith

Fantastic officiant! Was waiting for us before we even arrived & was willing to use our personalized/silly wedding speech. Would recommend to any- & everyone.

Michael

I would recommend Loretta to anyone who loves details and communication! Super helpful and answered all the questions my husband and i had. Got every detail with the license complete, and really is an amazing person to be around on your big day! Thankyou!

Eliot

Loretta is so wonderful and made our ceremony such a pleasure. She is so quick to respond to any questions, and offered her own experience and knowledge to help guide us through the process. She was so accommodating and we were able to meet long beforehand to establish a feel for our vows. She truly does care for the happy couple and catered the ceremony exactly to our wishes with a blend of her own templates and our personal input. Loretta arrived with plenty of time to check in before the ceremony, and made it such a special event. We highly recommend her services as she is both warm and professional. Thank you, Loretta!!! - Eliot and Jeff

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I just had my elopment wedding yesterday 9/17/2016 I really appreciate how Loretta was communicating with me via email she was always quick to respond back when I had questionsome. And when I finally met her on the day of my wedding she showed up on the time we had agreed on and she was son nice and polite she did an amazing job the ceremony I had was traditional Christian and she even started the ceremony with a prayer that she had thought was beautiful but she didn't do it with out getting my okay first and I agreed to it. When she got there she asked how me and my now husband met and she included that on our ceremony. She was great the ceremony was beautiful I loved it it touched my heart even made me cry I will forever remember this day with joy. Thank you so much Loretta. I will be sure to recommend her to anybody looking for a wedding officiant ????

Jolene

Listen to her videos to get a feel for her voice and manor speaking. That is how we did it! We found a few, and weeded them out based on their style wouldn't work for us. We then met with Loretta and had a sucessfull face to face. From there it was emails regarding the version of our ceremony. She made sure that we worked on it and finalized it a few months prior to the actual ceremony. I didnt want to be quoting it in my head along with her! Loretta did a fantastic job of making the ceremony unique to us (even though we started with something in her archives) and I continue to hear positive things from our guests. They have commented on 'how well Loretta seemed to know you..'. That makes it successful right there!

Elizabeth

I just had my elopment wedding yesterday 9/17/2016 I really appreciatedon't how Loretta was communicating with me via email she was always quick to respond back when I had questionsome. And when I finally met her on the day of my wedding she showed up on the time we had agreed on and she was son nice and polite she did an amazing job the ceremony I had was traditional Christian and she even started the ceremony with a prayer that she had thought was beautiful but she didn't do it with out getting my okay first and I agreed to it. When she got there she asked how me and my now husband met and she included that on our ceremony. She was great the ceremony was beautiful I loved it it touched my heart even made me cry I will forever remember this day with joy. Thank you so much Loretta. I will be sure to recommend her to anybody looking for a wedding officiant ????

Beth

Our wedding ceremony was a small, intimate gathering at a relative's backyard in the Gresham area and Loretta was accommodating of our small size and delivered exactly what we wanted. Her rates are very reasonable and she was flexible with the mode and location of our meetings to make it most convenient for us. I appreciate her insight and eagerness to make our ceremony personal and special. Highly recommended!

Sarah

Loretta was a wonderful wedding officiant! She was incredibly helpful throughout the wedding planning process. She offers up sample ceremonies on her website, which were very insightful. We mixed and matched our vows from a few of those samples, and Loretta threw in a few more personal touches so that the vows told /our/ love story. She genuinely cares about her couples, and tries her best to get to know them before the wedding day, so that during the actual ceremony, everything feels completely natural. I am so glad to have booked Loretta as our wedding officiant. She was great!

Allison

Loretta was so easy to work with and did an amazing job! We felt like we got so much value for our money with her. She responded quickly to every email, traveled to a coffee shop near our home to meet us, and we felt like she asked questions to help her get to know us as a couple, well before the wedding. She was extremely open to our requests for the ceremony wording, and was just a great person to have up there on the day of. Highly recommend using her!

Brandy

It was great the way everything flowed together, If you want a custom wedding ceremony that pops and is is so loving that it made a man that never crys tear up. Hire her shes awesome. Thanks for making my special day go smooth. Highly recommended, great price, easy and less stressful. Blessings Loretta

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Loretta was amazing from the very begging to the end. She made choosing the best ceremony for us very easy and gave us confidence it was the correct decision. She not only was easy to work with but even gave us lots of encouraging words and thoughts that helped us deal with some of the stress of the big day. I even threw her for a loop by forgetting to bring our wine box up to the arbor. She transitioned very smoothly and helped me look less like a dork and we proceeded on with the ceremony. The biggest compliment to Loretta was how many people came up to me afterwards to tell me how beautiful the ceremony was and how well she did with the delivery. We opted to have her present during our rehearsal and we're glad we did, she was extremely helpful and was very patient with my groomsmen (that's a handful!) I'd highly recommend her, you can tell from start to finish that she really loves what she does and that goes a long way! Thanks again, Loretta!

Nickol

Words cannot begin to describe the beautiful soul that Loretta is; She encompassed everything one would want in an Officiant, and more. She was patient, understanding, encouraging, provided feedback and suggestions where needed and never made us feel for a second that we were ever a bother with any of our questions or concerns. Her warm presence, sense of humor and the obvious love she has for what she does, made for a truly unforgettable ceremony to which many complimented :)

Thank you Loretta for being a part of our very special day

Michelle

Loretta is so sweet and down to earth, it was easy to like her! She effortlessly guided us through the process of individualizing our ceremony, and even added some personalization after seeing some of the decorations! We spoke several times prior to the wedding and she sent me a message letting me know when she arrived on the big day. We couldn't have been happier with her service.

Rachrl

Loretta is a very positive and enthusiastic officiant. Her flexability will put you at ease. Her ability to bring a uniqueness to the ceremony is really an added touch. We highly recommend her! Her services are also available thru Thumbtack!

Becky

Loretta was wonderful! The ceremony was everything we hoped for and then some. She was very easy to work with as far as scheduling and communication. She has very beautiful vows on her website that we chose from and all of our guests commented on how great she was. I highly recommend Loretta!

Ryann

Loretta literally saved the day for us! To make a long story short, we had three prior officiants fall through and with less than a day before our wedding! I was stressed to say the least but Loretta responded ASAP via email and with a phone call to reassure she could help. She was relaxed, positive and we made a game plan together which made me feel confident. The next day she arrived to greet us and provide us with the sentiments(short, sweet and humorous) we wanted for our wedding. I'm actually happy the other choices didn't work because she was a true professional that I would highly recommend to anyone needing an officiant.

Thank you Loretta!

Ryann and Randy Reinhofer

April

Sweet Loretta helped us elope. I was very nervous, and she always calmly responded. She was keen on all the details that I realized made a big difference, after looking at our pictures taken with our regular snap and shoot camera, and my witnesses' wireless phone pictures. For example, she positioned us so that the pictures would turn out exactly as I wanted them to - with the St John's bridge piers and the tree between the arches, positioned between us in the photos. She also helped fix my dress at one point, and took a few pictures for us. She also gave me the heads up about possible traffic. Her price was also better than others, and she always responded promptly. She is such a pleasure to have handle such a life changing occasion. Thank you so much Loretta!

Mellisa

Loretta was so sweet and accommodating from the first meeting until the wedding! The service she performed was beautiful - I received so many compliments on it. Thanks so much, Loretta!

Trang

Loretta was fantastic! From the first few minutes of our initial meeting, we knew she will be a great fit for us. She is very attentive and professional. We had so many compliments from our guests on what a beautiful ceremony it was. Highly recommend!

User4324880

Lorretta was the best choice for an officiant. She had wonderful examples on her website to help with writing your own ceremony and really making it special vs one that everyone uses. She was available for meetings and phone conversations throughout the whole process! Day of she was helpful with planning and making sure everyone knew what they were suppose to be doing. I would highly recommend if you are getting married in or around Portland to pick Lorretta. She was perfect!

User4324881

Loretta is great. When we met her for the first time it was like we had known her all our lives:-) Loretta is a warm, friendly, fun and a very helpful officiant. She helped us relax before, during and after the ceremony. Her ceremony choices to choose from made it easy for us and they were all very beautiful and touching. We are so greatful and happy and lucky to have chosen such a wonderful person to have married us.

♥Thank you Loretta for making our Wedding Day more special.♥

Ardaina

Loretta was a wonderful officiant. Her initial responses were quick and we were very please that she could fit us into our schedule. The blessings we chose were from her website and we changed the poem, Loretta was so easy to work with. Our ceremony was at The Grant House and being a sunny day Loretta suggested we held the ceremony on the balcony which was a wonderful idea. Loretta has a lovely, calming way about her and the blessings were lovely to listen to. We would strongly recommend her.

Theresa & Tim.

Tim

Mrs Loretta was fantastic.She was a pleasure to work with. She listened and heard every dumb question my wife and I asked and found something positive out of it. She is so down to earth it was so easy to ask her any questions. She sent us ideas when writing our vows and when asked gave us input. She was very accommodating nothing seamed to bother her.She fulfilled our needs. I know this sounds a bit much but when it was all said and done she was one of the few things we did not have to worry about.

With funds a concern we had we chose to go with an officiant not knowing how smoothly that would be. We found a venue and a DJ. 90 out of the 120 guests showed up and had a great time. She was worth much more to us than she asked. I don't give five stars out even if they are great. But during a time like planning a wedding and all the stress that we went through she was awesome.

Laudente

Loretta was a perfect fit for planning our ceremony and smoothly riding along with our eccentric ways of doing things. Her positive manner and helpful suggestions were a welcome to the crazy details that rise to the surface for such an important event. As an Officiant her delivery was done with integrity and warmth. We hope to keep in contact with her as part of our life's circle of friends.

Mona

Loretta was amazing from day one of this journey. First thing I liked was the price, but then it was her warmth and flexibility. I had talked to other candidates before her, like judges, and they were.... "Just business". I felt weird corresponding with them. But Loretta, was like talking to a friend. One that cared about my special day. I don't know how many times We changed our plans and she just rolled with it. When we decided to get married at the beach, I was afraid we'd have to find someone else because it was over 2 hours from her home, but no, she just rolled with it. (And her new price was still lower than local officiants). We corresponded through emails throughout this journey. She always responded quickly and with the kind words you'd get from you're family or friends. She was the one aspect of this whole thing I could count on to go right. And then our day was here. I'm kind of a shy person when meeting people but I honestly couldn't wait to meet her face to face. She met at our beach house at my request. She walked into a houseful of people and she rocked it. (Our family said how great she was and how much they really liked her after the wedding).

She was so professional and warm at the same time. We got down to the beach and she quickly organized us so the beach would be in the background for the pictures, which was great because at that point I had no clue what I was doing since it was just a very casual ceremony. After the ceremony she even took pictures of all of us. She also sent the paperwork quickly. I had my certified copy in hand 1 week later, which I really needed for insurance and everything else!

She was perfect. I'm sad I have no more reasons to email her. We were very blessed to have her.

April

Thank you so much! She was able to help us on short notice and did a wonderful service! She was truly caring and the ceremony went perfect...other than the tropical storm that hit!!

User3578819

Loretta was very helpful, and she made us and the wedding party soooo comfortable. What an amazing woman. I would recommend her she's FABOULOUSE!!

Gari and Brad

I can't thank or praise Loretta enough. Nothing went according to plan, it rained, the music stopped in the middle, the make-up and hair session went late, and several other things went awry, yet she went with the flow with such warmth and grace! It became a day filled with laughter and joy. Our ceremony was personal and beautiful. She was remarkable, and I would not choose anyone else! Thank you so very much!!! In spite of it all, you helped make our day perfect, and we wouldn't change a thing.

Amanda

She went above an beyond to make this a special day. We were not from the area and she helped us not only select a site, but also provided witnesses for our ceremony. She was ready to answer any questions we had in the weeks leading up to our trip and helped navigate the paperwork process. We would highly recommend her to anyone that asked.

Meg

This was both of ours truest & happiest wedding. We are very pleased to have had you as our officiant it was a gorgeous & fulfilling day thank you fromthe bottom of our heart. Frank & Gina Stone

Frank

She was just Fantastic , really made our ceremony about us , we will never forget it !

Emily M.

Loretta is lovely! She's open, engaging, up for anything (she rented and wore a costume on short notice to go with our themed wedding). She gave us guidance and suggestions as we went through...

Blue B.

I attended my cousin's wedding in Washington recently, officiated by Ms. Rossini. She is one of the (few) highlights of the wedding. She has a wonderful Mezzo SoPrano voice that flew through...