"Hannah's demeanor was calm and inviting, filling our ceremony garden with warmth and love. My family and friends were blown away by how she conducted the interfaith ceremony and still, weeks later, mention what a beautiful job she did."
"Hannah helped us to craft a unique ceremony from top to bottom and was incredibly knowledgeable about our individual religious and cultural backgrounds, suggesting wedding traditions that fit our exact needs."
"I am beyond pleased – elated would be more appropriate – with everything Hannah did for us during, before and after our wedding ceremony. She made it beautiful, personal and it all flowed together seamlessly."
"The ceremony beautifully written and delivered. People laughed, cried, clapped, cheered, and smiled. It was more than we could have hoped for. Everyone was saying it was the best ceremony they had ever been to -- and we agree!"
"Hannah created a ceremony that was one of a kind, unique just for us. People are still talking about our ceremony – I can't imagine our special day being any more magical."
"We had a wonderful time working on the ceremony with Hannah and all of our guests also told us how much they loved it. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted and reflected our relationship, views on marriage, and spirituality."
How I Work with Couples
Whether you're planning a simple gathering or a grand ballroom event, you deserve a wedding that is a true reflection of your personality and relationship. I will create and conduct a ceremony that is beautiful, heartfelt and unique to you.
I am happy to offer free initial phone, FaceTime/Skype or in-person consultations. This is a time for me to talk to each of you about your vision for the ceremony and for you to see if I would be a good fit for your needs. From the Pioneer Valley, Western Massachusetts, the Berkshires and beyond, contact me about traveling for your destination wedding or event!
Packages and Costs
I offer five wedding packages, listed below, from elopements and civil services to completely personalized, fully featured wedding ceremonies. Pricing depends on the size and complexity of the ceremony, travel expenses, your rehearsal needs and any special requests you may have.
I will put together a quote detailing the costs and any other specifics involved in officiating your ceremony after our initial consultation. All packages include signing and filing your marriage license (which you obtain); some locations require out-of-state clergy to register for an additional fee. One-hour rehearsals can be arranged based on my availability for $85.
One of a Kind Ceremony Package
One of a Kind Ceremonies are a perfect choice for couples planning a mid-size or large wedding who want a truly once in a lifetime experience. This is the wedding ceremony you and your guests will always remember. Each partner gets to complete a detailed questionnaire; your answers help me create a beautiful, fully personalized ceremony telling your love story using your own words and sentiments.
One of a Kind Ceremonies have infinite potential: research and suggestions for rituals, readings, blessings and songs, ideas and help writing your own wedding vows and special ways to include your children, family or friends. Helpful for couples incorporating religious, spiritual or cultural traditions, you'll get to read and comment on each draft of the ceremony until it is exactly as you envision. You are completely in charge!
This package offers unlimited email/phone support, a cue sheet for the rehearsal and ceremony outline for your location coordinator or other vendors. My fee for a One of a Kind Ceremony is $900 with 50 miles of travel. You'll get full access to my sample readings, wedding and ring vows and a printed, bound keepsake copy of your ceremony.
Customized Ceremony Package
I happily officiate Customized Ceremonies for couples planning a beautiful mid-sized or large wedding. This handcrafted ceremony includes an in-depth conversation where I get to know you and your relationship, allowing me to share the heart of your love story, tell funny or poignant stories and make the ceremony feel meaningful and totally unique to you.
This package can include up to two readings and a custom element such as a Unity ritual, hand-fasting, or honoring of children or family members. I offer couples unlimited email/phone support, a cue sheet for the rehearsal and a ceremony outline for your coordinator or other vendors. My fee for a Customized Ceremony is $750 with 50 miles of travel. You'll get sample readings, wedding and ring vows and a printed keepsake of your ceremony.
Heartfelt Ceremony Package
This is an excellent option for couples planning a small to mid-sized wedding who want something more than a civil-style ceremony. Simple yet romantic, I use my handwritten script with personal embellishments from our conversation to make the ceremony feel sweet and special. You may choose or write your own wedding vows, and a reading may also be selected to further enhance the ceremony.
I typically reserve Saturday's during peak wedding season for Customized and One of a Kind weddings, though I can book this package on short notice. My fee for a Heartfelt Ceremony is $500 with 50 miles of travel. Also included are sample readings and wedding and ring vows, a rehearsal cue sheet, email/phone support and a digital keepsake of your ceremony.
Simple Ceremony Package
I offer Simple Ceremonies for couples interested in a short, non-customized ceremony for a small wedding, often held at a private home, park, garden or casual event venue. I use my standard ceremony and you may write your own wedding vows or choose from my samples.
Perfect for a morning or weekday evening wedding, I do not book this package more than 8 weeks in advance, though I can officiate them on short notice. My fee for a Simple Ceremony is $300 with 50 miles of travel. Sample wedding and ring vows are included in this package.
Elopement Ceremony Package
A straightforward service similar to what a Justice of the Peace might provide, Elopement Ceremonies are often performed in a couple's home or a local park or garden. Friends and family are welcome although Massachusetts does not require witnesses.
I do not book this package more than 4 weeks in advance. My fee for an Elopement Ceremony in and around Northampton, MA is $150; travel fees apply for other locations. Sample wedding and ring vows are included.