Wedding Officiant


As a wedding officiant, I offer you:

  • My  attention and deep listening to help you create a ceremony that is meaningful to you
  • Guidance in navigating the emotionally complex landscape of your wedding
  • My time and attention to know you and your unique spiritual or religious background
  • A vision and plan to bring everyone together to hold a sacred space during the ceremony
  • My experience as an educator,  life coach, and wellness professional

“Love calls – everywhere and always.
We’re sky bound.
Are you coming?”



*Consultation time to meet with you in person, phone, or video call to plan and offer guidance for creating your ceremony.

*A respectful process for you to discuss your desires, vision, and the details for your ceremony

*Facilitation of the wedding rehearsal

*A great resource list of vows and words for your ring exchange


My fees are determined by many factors, including the type of ceremony, time involved in meeting and planning the wedding ceremony, whether or not there is a wedding planner, and any travel/lodging expenses. We discuss this during your complimentary telephone consultation.

Spiritual wellness is an important aspect of wellness and my role as an officiant is sacred to me. I am an official, legal in-47-states wedding officiant. I was ordained in 2004 through the inter-denominational Universal Life Church.
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You are not meant to search for it,
you are not meant to wait for it,
you are meant to generate it.

~Michael Beckwith
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You might want to know that the first wedding ceremony I officiated was in 2004 in Seattle. I was struck with the profound and deep energy of love that was palpably present right in front of me, in the hearts of the couple I was privileged to marry. It has been an honor to officiate wedding ceremonies for couples coast to coast—from Charlottesville, VA to the San Juan Islands in Washington State—and from the mountains of California to the shores of Lake Champlain in Vermont.

If reading this sounds like you would like me to be the person to be the wedding officiant at your ceremony, please email me to schedule a complimentary telephone consultation so we can see if it’s a good match for all involved.

Photo gallery

Sommer & Jon ~ August 4, 2018, Whidbey Island, WA

Jen & Chris ~ June 15, 2018 ~ Enon Valley, PA

Rachel & Josh ~August 12, 2017 Issaquah, WA

Katherine & Dou & me ring exchange

Katherine and Dou ~ July 14, 2012 ~ Photo courtesy of Handlebar Studios.

Katherine and Dou group shot by river

Katherine and Dou ~ July 14, 2012,  Cromwell, CA  ~ Photo courtesy of Handlebar Studios.

Katherine and Dou railroad

Katherine and Dou married! Ta da! ~ Photo courtesy of Handlebar Studios.


Jenny & Joel

Jenny and Joel ~ June 14, 2008, Vergennes, Vermont

Jenny & Joel + officiants

Jenny and Joel with co-officiants Susan and Jed by their side.

David, Me, Suz

Such love, such joy — Charlottesville, VA

Jamie and Karen on deck

Jamie and Karen ~ June 2, 2012 ~On their deck, overlooking Lake Ontario.

Karen saying her vows to Jamie

Karen saying her vows to Jamie.  ~ St.Catharines, Ontario


Sue and Miriam, July 21, 2013,  Snohomish, WA   ~ Photo courtesy of Donald Driss.


Miriam and Sue celebrating! ~ Photo courtesy of Donald Driss.

Kenn and Dianne exchanging vows on June 6, 2015, Crystal Lake Lodge, Woodinville, WA


Kenn and Dianne


Hayley & Bryan ~ May 30, 2016, Roche Harbor Resort – Friday Harbor, WA

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Blessing of the rings ~ photos by @joeandpatience


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3 thoughts on “Wedding Officiant

  1. Karen King

    If you would like to create a wonderful, positive aura of love and authenticity in your wedding ceremony…. Call Susan.

    Susan Tate brought a beam of light to our day as our Wedding Officiant. She lead us through the process of visualizing what we wished for to set the stage for a wedding ceremony that flowed with magic, love and joy.

  2. sharon minzer

    Susan created and held a very special sacred space/energy for my niece’s wedding last week. Susan seems to have a unique joy for life and offers her healing light to those lucky enough to be near her. BRAVO!
    One of the best parts of the exceptional wedding was being able to meet and chat with her.

  3. sharon minzer

    Meeting Susan was on of the very best things at my niece’s exquisite wedding last week. She shares her healing light with those lucky enough to be around her!


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