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Marriage Officiants

About

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We do a couple of things here.

Young Hip & Married exists for two reasons: to help couples get married and stay married.

We’re on a mission to eradicate dull and boring wedding ceremonies from the face of the planet and to help couples create a sweet lifelong union that gets better with age. If every couple is different then why have we all been to the same boring ceremony so many times? Young Hip & Married will marry you YOUR way—creative and personalized ceremonies are our specialty.

We don’t just want you to have an amazing personal ceremony, we also want your marriage to be fun and exciting and to last forever. Our relationship coaching is designed to equip couples with the necessary knowledge, resources, and skills to not just stay married, but also love the journey. Your marriage is one of the most important relationships you’ll ever have—let us help you start off strong and thrive for life.

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History.

The story of Young Hip & Married starts back in 2004—with a wedding of course. After just over a year of knowing each other, Shawn and Erica Miller got hitched! Their journey inspired them to want to help others get married and stay married.

Here’s Shawn telling their story:

I have always been a BIG FAN of personal development and as I became an adult I knew I wanted to help people succeed in life. This led me to pursue a career in personal development and coaching.

In 2008 after having our first baby, I started my own company. As much as I liked being my own boss, my business didn’t do so hot, so I headed back into the corporate world and landed a job with a bank.

Now let’s just say, the banking industry and I didn’t mix too well. So while still at the bank, Erica and I decided to try that whole entrepreneurship thing again. We both wanted a creative outlet that would make a difference in people’s lives. With my coach training, Erica’s psychology background, and our own journey in marriage, coaching couples seemed like a great fit.

We initially started out as a relationship coaching company but quickly teamed up with a friend who was a wedding officiant and began to offer both coaching and officiating to engaged couples.

Shorty after, it was clear that we were onto something, I left my boring bank job (thank God), and took a job serving tables at the Keg (slightly better than the bank) because when you are just starting a business something has to pay the bills!

 

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More history.

Requests for weddings kept rolling in and Erica and I had a steady stream of coaching clients. We grew the business over the next few years, nearly doubling our client base year after year and adding a bunch of new wedding officiants.

Up until the end of our second wedding season Erica and I had been running the company and doing coaching but I was not performing weddings yet.

I never thought I would end up officiating weddings, but due to the amount of requests I was getting to perform weddings at the end of our second wedding season (Summer 2012), I performed my first wedding and loved it!

During this time Erica’s photography business was really taking off, as well as my officiating, and it became clear that we would no longer have the capacity to run the company and coach clients by ourselves.

So we began to bring on more great officiants and coaches and soon to follow was our amazing Office Goddess, Tara.

In 2013 our business gained more recognition when I was a runner up for the Best Wedding Officiant in BC. And in 2014 and 2015 I was awarded Best Wedding Officiant in BC—something I am very proud of.

Over the next several years Young Hip & Married exploded and we expanded all across BC as well as into Alberta and Ontario. In 2015 the company booked close to 400 weddings across Canada—with 20+ officiants and four coaches working with us.

 

Our mission is simple: to help you get married and stay married.

We’d love to design a creative and personalized ceremony for you—whether that is a fancy hotel wedding, a quaint backyard picnic, or you and your fiancé on a mountaintop! We’d also love to help you develop the tools to stay married.

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