who specializes in outdoor elopements and bespoke intimate wedding ceremonies in the naturally beautiful Pacific Northwest, including Oregon and North Idaho.
"Chanelle was absolutely fabulous ! she went above and beyond our expectations,
highly recommend !" - Darryl and Kaitlyn Wood
"Chanelle was so fun to work with! She is sooo charismatic and very professional. She took the time to get to know our personalities as individuals and as a couple. That allowed her to create a very personalized and unique ceremony for us." - Jessica and Jon
As your Wedding or Elopement Officiant, I make these promises to you:
Photo Credit: Grounds Photography
Hi! I’m Chanelle, and I am simply a lover of life and love. I have traveled the world, lived in Ireland for 8 years and now live in rural Okanogan County, Washington, USA with my family. Some of my favorite things are: Christmas, orange kitties, dachshunds, traveling, hiking, watching old musicals, spending time with my family and enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning while the sun rises or a glass of wine in the evening watching the sun set. As your Washington State Wedding Officiant, I also LOVE helping couples celebrate their love in their own, unique style and believe that life and love should be celebrated every minute!
I'm often asked how I came to officiate weddings. It's a simple story, really, but not necessarily one most folks expect: When my mom passed away a few years ago, we struggled to find the right officiant for her funeral service, even though we knew a number of ordained ministers. I realized then, how important it is to have someone who takes the time to get to know you on an intimate level; someone who takes great care to make any celebration of life- a wedding, or a funeral- a deeply personalized and special one. Thereafter, I was committed to making sure that no one else would have such a hard time finding someone to celebrate a loved one, and I became an ordained minister...just in case. Once ordained, weddings literally started coming to me.
Initially, they were couples struggling to find an officiant. One of my first couples told me their first officiant passed away and the second one sort of disappeared on them! They found me six weeks before their wedding. Another couple, desperate for an officiant, found me from across the state two days before their ceremony! I realized how much joy it brought me to facilitate the celebration of one-of-a-kind love.
Over the past few years, I have officiated dozens of weddings in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, each one beautiful, each one special, and each just as the couple desired it to be. I can honestly say I have never been happier in my work or felt more fulfilled. I have the great honor of uplifting adventurous couples and sharing their unique stories, and helping them relive the intimate moments that lead up to their special day!