Weddings & Commitment Ceremonies

New-found loves, longtime partners, LGBTQ and genderqueer couples, matches-made-in-heaven, and couples who’ve been to hell and back – I want to hear your story and help you celebrate your commitment.

As an ordained interfaith minister, I am authorized to officiate weddings by the states of Oregon and Washington. And as a member of the LGBTQ community and former consultant to Freedom to Marry, I honor the many ways in which relationships can be sanctified and recognized.

There are few things in life more joyous than serving as a wedding celebrant. As a marriage officiant, I work with you to design a celebration of your relationship that uniquely expresses your values and beliefs. Whether your tastes are simple or elaborate, I will help define your goals for your ceremony and create an experience that allows you to relax and fully celebrate the love that unites you.

And why should celebrations be reserved for the beginning of married life? Vow renewals and anniversaries are a chance to honor the hard but rewarding work of relationships, to refresh – and sometimes even repair – the bonds that connect a couple and their community.

Holly officiated the first legal weddings in Portland after U.S. District Judge Michael McShane judge granted gay and lesbian couples the freedom to marry in 2014 (licensed AP Photo by Steve Dykes).

“Holly made our wedding day perfect. Her ability to translate our love story into beautiful words was nothing short of spectacular. We heard so many compliments –several said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.”

Ceremony Types

  • Fully customized wedding ceremonies
  • Short and sweet ceremonies
  • Elopement weddings
  • LGBTQ+ and genderqueer ceremonies
  • Anniversaries & vow renewals
  • Ceremony writing & coaching when using a friend to officiate
  • Incorporating remembrance into a wedding