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Officially Hitched

Congrats! You and your partner have decided to get married! As you plan all the details of the big day, you may be wondering who will guide the ceremony so it lives up to your expectations. You may be sorting through traditions, reflecting on your faith, or searching for ways to make the secular sacred. You may be wondering how do we make the ceremony special, not just part of government paperwork.

You've come to the right place! Officially Hitched provides wedding officiating services throughout the Bay Area. This includes designing the ceremony, running the rehearsal, officiating the ceremony, and solemnizing the marriage (signing and returning the marriage license).

I can create a custom ceremony; one that is uniquely tailored to authentically represent your union. I'll be your guide and co-creator, as we weave together ancient and contemporary, traditional and unconventional.

On the big day, I can solemnize the union with style, grace, and warmth.

I'm Rachael Tanner, your Wedding Officiant, co-creating a custom wedding ceremony with you!

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

Many couples find themselves searching for ways to make their ceremonies meaningful and reflective of their beliefs and traditions—not necessarily those of their parents or grandparents. Offbeat brides and grooms want an unconventional officiant, someone open minded. Someone who can weave together cultures and personalities into a ceremony that is all theirs.

I am an open-minded and multicultural cis-woman. I’m comfortable anywhere and with anyone. I love love. I love weddings. And I love offbeat brides and grooms! Let me work with you to create something unique and authentic.

"I cannot even begin to express the magic that is Rachael Tanner! She perfectly wove our cultures (American/Venezuelan), languages (English/Spanish), personalities, and promises into a beyond perfect 30 minutes!" – Melanie & Denis

Reviews available on The Knot and Wedding Wire

Head to my website and book a free consultation. Mention Offbeat Bride and you'll get a 25% off any package you book!

Examples of my work

You can read several ceremonies that I created here. These range from elaborate custom ceremonies to city hall weddings to elopements in the redwood forest.

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