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Marilyn Knipp

I have been officiating at weddings for many years and have a vast array of ideas to add to this creative process. From the church to the haunted house, to the park, the back yard, the beach, in hot air balloons, in the grand ballroom or on horseback in a field, where ever you want to gather your community, we’ll plan a ceremony that represents you and honors this beginning of your marriage.

Weddings are celebrations! We will celebrate your marriage as well as celebrating your relationships with the people who have been special parts of your lives. So let’s plan a ceremony which is real, personal, and a true celebration of your step into your marriage. It can include the traditional as well as the unique. Tell me what will delight you on this day and we’ll go from there.

Testimonials

  • Marilyn from YH&M officiated our wedding and we could not be happier with how it went! We wanted our ceremony to be heartfelt, romantic, and laid back, but we also wanted it to be fun. My husband and I are not formal people and we knew we wanted to be able to laugh and maybe crack a few jokes. It was evident from our first meeting with Marilyn that she was the perfect person for the job! Our ceremony was everything we could have asked for and more; Marilyn was able to capture the spirit of our relationship so well. Multiple guests commented on how much they loved our ceremony, how beautiful it was, and that they felt like they were truly a part of the wedding rather than just spectators watching it play out. Thank you Marilyn for braving the rain with us and for all you did to help make our wedding day so magical!

    Ashley & Trevor
  • Marilyn did such a wonderful job with our ceremony! She understood exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend this company to anyone on the fence. It is worth it to give your ceremony that special and personal touch.

    Samantha & Damian
  • We got married on August 12th and had Marilyn as our officiant. She was absolutely everything we wanted! We wanted it to be light-hearted, fun and still romantic and she delivered plus more. She got the crowd going before the wedding so that everyone felt like they were a part of the ceremony and everyone was all excited by the time it started. We were a little disorganized and didn’t have the papers filled out correctly, and I forgot my vows 🙁 She handled it like a pro, and made me feel so encouraged and comfortable as I was ad-libbing my vows. I could not have gotten a better person marrying us. Marilyn, thank you for making our day even better! You were the icing on the cake 🙂

    Antonella & Peter
  • Thanks so much! I found your service to be exactly what we were looking for and you guys really helped us make that day perfect. I can’t say enough great stuff about YH&M to all our friends and family. If we hear of anyone getting married we will gladly share our story and recommend your services. Everything about that day was perfect and you guys really helped us put that together. Thanks again so much.

    Christopher & Tracei
  • Rebecca from Young Hip & Married arranged our ceremony in Vancouver, we came from Australia. Fantastic to deal with, nothing was too much trouble. Our celebrant, Marilyn was absolutely beautiful and perfect for our family to celebrate and formalize over 22 years together. Thank you all, Toni, Lindy, and family.

    Toni & Belinda
  • We wanted to reach out and say how great Marilyn was. She actually married Brandon’s sister 8 years ago, did our wedding, and will be doing our best man’s wedding in September this year. From our initial meet-and-greet at Starbucks, to our phone call a week before, and our rehearsal, we were continually impressed by her energy, enthusiasm and ability to walk us through everything. It was reassuring, calming, and we always knew we were in good hands with her. We were very happy with our ceremony and heard great comments from our guests about it.

    Sarah & Brandon
  • Right for us! Marilyn was our officiant. She was energetic, warm, and spoke well. We loved how she engaged the guests and included them in our wedding ceremony. Our ceremony was at times joyful and at times solemn – just right. Marilyn arrived early, and the ceremony started and ended as scheduled. We are grateful!

    By Caroline Ross Photography

    Hana & Peter
  • My partner, James, and I are a blended family. Untraditional, 3 kids, met online, you know… I saw Shawn at a friend’s wedding and loved his demeanor and words and contacted YHM for our wedding. Shawn was booked but the person who emailed me back was helpful in guiding me to who was available and a good fit. I picked Marilyn. She was easy to talk to and met with us right away. She asked all about our lives, how we met, our kids, pets, where we lived, our goals and what we wanted. All with a smile and a lot of laughter! One of the things I really appreciated was that she talked me into writing vows. I said I was too shy and she said I would regret it and she would help me. She sent me tips and coached me. I did it! As you will see from the video, I did it, cracking voice and all. I am forever grateful. She was great during the ceremony, went with our craziness and danced, laughed, fist pumped and gave some thoughtful words. I had so many compliments and people wondering where she came from as they have never seen such a ceremony and I quote my uncle, “That was the most real, unpretentious wedding ceremony I’ve ever been to. It was so you.” Thank you, thank you.

    Alexis & James
  • Our wedding ceremony went perfectly and we could not have been happier with it! So many people commented on how much they loved the ceremony, and how Marilyn made them feel included in it, rather than like they were just a spectator. And I was surprised at some of the people who were so touched by the custom ceremony and our vows… it was not just the family like we expected, it was our friends too! And a lot of our guy friends, who I didn’t realize were so sentimental! I am so happy I listened to my friend at work who suggested we use Young Hip and Married, and I would love to be able to recommend you guys to anyone else who is unsure.

    Ashley & Trevor
  • We just got married in April 2017 by Marilyn Knipp and we couldn’t have asked for a better officiant!! We met Marilyn a few months before the wedding to get to know each other, but it was more like a session to understand yourself better. I learned so much about myself and what I wanted out of my relationship/marriage, as did my husband. Marilyn made us feel totally relaxed and brought us together during a really stressful time in our lives. I felt like she was my long lost mother that I could talk to and feel at ease with 🙂 Marilyn tailored our wedding based on our personalities – we wanted something laid back and fun yet still have the romantic aspect of the ceremony. She also made all our guests feel included and brought good vibes. I’m so happy we chose Marilyn to be our officiant. Thank you for making us laugh and lifting our spirits and overall helping us have the wedding of our dreams!!!

    Aditi & Keith
  • YH&M made planning a wedding easy! From the first email I sent, communication was quick and friendly. Marilyn was super easy to get along with and very adaptable for the kind of ceremony we were looking for. We can’t say enough about Erica as our photographer; she was absolutely perfect! Can’t wait to see the photos!

    Emily & Whitney
  • This team is amazing. From the first video message from Rebecca, all the way through to thanking Marilyn for doing such an amazing ceremony, Young Hip and Married made getting married the easiest part of our Big Day. Thank you all so very much and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Young Hip & Married Team to anyone looking for someone to help them tie the knot.

    Kyle & Fiona
  • We are so happy we hired our officiant from Young Hip & Married! Excellent service since the day we inquired and right up to our big day and even after. We are so lucky to have Marilyn and she is everything!! She is such an amazing person and so great with what she does and I couldn’t have asked for a better officiant. She’s perfect!! She made sure that our ceremony will run smoothly and tailored it to what we want it to look like and made it truly unforgettable. It was so special and it’s something we will always remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much Young Hip and Married team who are always been so helpful!

    Kishia & Paolo
  • Our marriage commissioner, Marilyn, took the time to get to know us and our story, was organized and charismatic and very fun. Since our wedding many of our guests have commented on how excellent she was and how it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever attended.

    Dustin & Kaley
  • Most of my life can be summed up by the saying, “better late than never”. So, in classic ‘me’ fashion, here’s my review for Young Hip & Married and Marilyn Knipp. We could not have been happier with the amazing ceremony that was presided over by Marilyn. The instant we met her for our initial meeting, we knew we wanted her to officiate our wedding day. Her kindness, warmth, and genuine happiness shone through her and she made us feel like we were her family. She listened to our ideas and helped us to create a truly intimate and personal ceremony. We have never been ones to do things “in the box”, and we were so blessed to have someone like Marilyn to help us plan and execute our ceremony, as well as help us wrangling our families on the day. Every step of the way was an amazing process, and every YH&M rep we spoke with was absolutely amazing. So endless thank you’s to the YH&M team and the amazing Marilyn. We couldn’t have done it without you.

    Samantha & Josef
  • Working with Young Hip & Married was excellent from our first inquiry, right away it felt like a good fit. We quickly choose Marilyn and our instincts were right, she was exactly the person we wanted to marry us. Her energy, lovely spirit and all of her efforts to really get to know us made our ceremony so personal and so fun. Our day was beyond perfect for us and we will always treasure getting know Marilyn and having her be part of our day. Thank you so much.

    Jacqui & Darren
  • Marilyn was 10/10 – highly recommend! From meeting and getting to know my husband and I, to the check in’s, helping with the vows and the personalized ceremony just for us, she was perfect in every way. Also a big thank you to Young Hip & Married for making the process so easy (especially during COVID)!!

    Kayleigh & Dustin
  • We are so happy with our officiant, Marilyn! She made our intimate wedding very personal and engaging for us and our guests. Her wisdom and experience definitely was appreciated during the lead up to our wedding day. She made everything crystal clear for us and got to know us very well, so by the time of the wedding we felt like she was a dear friend! Thank you for making our ceremony extra amazing!

    Minnie & Matthew
  • Young Hip & Married came highly recommended after our friends had used them for their September wedding last year. We contacted them and had nothing but a great experience from day 1. Marilyn was extremely helpful in planning our ceremony and the day couldn’t have gone better! Highly recommend her or anyone else from Young Hip & Married – thanks for making our wedding memorable!

    Kristina Pinton
  • We met this company at a wedding show. From first contact all the way to our big day, we have nothing but gratitude and praise to express. Professional, responsive, great value for money. Our thanks go particularly to Rebecca for her support and also Marilyn who was our officiant. She was high energy, genuine, fun, engaging, everything we had hoped for. Our guests absolutely loved all her personal touches and her humour! Merci mille fois for making our special event a night to cherish and remember.

    Hugo & Remi
  • I wouldn’t change a thing! There’s not many brides lucky enough to say that their wedding was absolutely perfect!

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Kelly & Derek
  • We had Marilyn as our officiant for our elopment at Sea to Sky Gondola. She was kind, funny, professional, and was really the perfect person to marry my wife and I. I do not have enough words for how special she made the ceremony for us both. Thanks so much, Marilyn and YHM for being a part of what made our special day perfect.

    Sharayah & Katelynn
  • Marilyn was awesome, and I appreciate all the hard work she put in to making the ceremony go off without a hitch.
    Kristina
  • Usually the ceremony is the most boring part of a wedding. I am happy to say that wasn’t the case for us. All of our guests said that our ceremony was the highlight of our wedding. Overall we had an amazing and memorable experience with Young Hip & Married. We started by picking our package based on what is most important to us and we got matched with Marilyn Knipp. Marilyn really listened to what is important to us and asked the right questions to help us think about what we really wanted for our ceremony. She is a great communicator and we felt understood and respected by her. During the actual ceremony, she gave us exactly what we wanted. She gave us the element of surprise that we both wanted, as well as humor, storytelling, and officiating. Everyone was very happy during the ceremony.

    Heba & Evan