Old Ways Ceremonies

4311 SE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97202, USA

About Old Ways Ceremonies

5 / 5

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    Lindsey B
    September 11, 2023

    Zachary was absolutely amazing! From the moment we first met him, we knew we had found the perfect officiant for our special day. As a couple who tends to be a bit on the shy side, we were initially apprehensive about the prospect of standing in front of our loved ones and declaring our love for one another. However, Zachary's warm and reassuring presence immediately put us at ease. One of the things that stood out the most about Zachary was his genuine dedication to making our ceremony uniquely ours. He took the time to get to know us as a couple, learning about our love story, our values, and what truly mattered to us. With his guidance and expertise, he helped us craft a ceremony that not only reflected our journey together but also felt incredibly personal and intimate. Zachary's ability to tell our love story was truly remarkable. He eloquently wove together the threads of our relationship, creating a narrative that resonated deeply with us and our guests. It was as if he had known us for years, and he shared our story with sincerity and emotion. Throughout the entire wedding planning process, Zachary was patient, accommodating, and a true professional. He offered valuable suggestions and made sure that every detail of our ceremony was thoughtfully considered. He was also a calming presence on the big day, ensuring that everything ran smoothly and that we felt comfortable in the spotlight. Thanks to Zachary, our wedding ceremony was a beautiful and heartfelt experience that we will cherish forever. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant to guide us through this momentous occasion. If you're looking for someone who will take the time to understand your love story and help you create a ceremony that feels uniquely yours, Zachary is the officiant you've been dreaming of. We are eternally grateful for his expertise, kindness, and the love he poured into making our wedding day truly special. Thank you, Zachary, for being a vital part of our journey to forever!

    Kyle Rossi
    July 30, 2023

    Zach was absolutely phenomenal for our wedding day! We are a secular couple and interviewed a few officiants prior to finding Zach and while others were accommodating, we never felt right with anyone else until we spoke with him. He was extremely flexible on how involved we wanted him to be in designing the ceremony. He was always very easy to get in touch with and very receptive to feedback, such as us wanting to include particular family traditions in our program. He even gave us many suggestions that we ended up using for the wedding as well. He attended the rehearsal and was 100% punctual every step of the way, including post-ceremony with handling our marriage license. He was very jovial and gentle throughout the entire process, and now with my wife and I happily married, we can't imagine a more perfect fit for our wedding day. I cannot recommend Zach at Old Ways Ceremonies enough!!

    Chris Brodell
    June 10, 2023

    My wife and I have had the pleasure of working with Zach a few times over the years while photographing elopements on the Oregon Coast. He’s the first officiant I recommend when asked by my wedding clients. When we first met Zach we both felt at ease with him and loved his calm, welcoming presence. When it came time to plan our wedding, we knew exactly who we wanted to marry us. Having a professional celebrant/officiant was so worth it. We met with Zach early on to talk about what we were looking for and completed some questionnaires to give him a better sense of our stories. He then created several drafts for us to review which led to a ceremony that was just perfect. We received so many compliments about Zach and our family and friends loved how much of our relationship story was included in the ceremony. We truly couldn’t have asked for anything better.

    Blair Wexler
    June 19, 2023

    Im a year late! Sorry Zach, hope you can forgive me! My husband and I eloped on the Oregon coast last June. I found Old Ways Ceremonies online from a blog post. Im so happy that I did! Zach was available to meet up with us from Portland to Hug Point on a random Wednesday morning at 7am. When we initially started the interview process Zach gave us a list of questions each that we fill out so he could build our ceremony. He captured every single detail perfectly. He picked up on our sense of humor and personalities effortlessly through our questionaire. My husband and I had no idea what to expect so we left it up to the professionals. They immediately saw our greenery and took the reins. I forgot that we would need witnesses and Zach was able to bring a friend to help out. He professionally and seamlessly worked with our photographer. They were so complimentary that it seemed as if they had been working together for years, but only met a couple of times. **The photographer brought his girlfriend at the time...They recently got married and decided that Zach would also officiate their wedding!!!!*** I was so impressed with everyone and how well everything turned out. It was truly a team effort. I had made a promise to myself to just let go and let the imperfections become perfection. The cohesiveness that everyone shared was truly a blessing. We popped open a bottle of champagne and all shared a drink at the end. Zach brought us a folder that included the ceremonial script that he built; it's written so beautifully. I've stored a couple of pictures from our wedding in there along with our vows and license. Eloping can be tricky but it was the best choice we have ever made together. Im so thankful for everyone who shared it with us. We will be visiting Oregon again in the next couple of years and I will be reaching out to Zach and his friend. I hope to have another glass of champagne together

    Mike S
    July 26, 2023

    Zack crafted a wonderful ceremony for our special day. He took care and consideration throughout the process leading up to our wedding day to ensure mine and my partners voices were heard and our wishes integrated into our ceremony. It was a highly unique and memorable experience and Zach helped tremendously to make it feel personal and true to us... I would highly recommend him if you are considering or looking for a ceremony officiant who is willing to go the extra step to make your day special.

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