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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 was awesome, and I appreciate all the hard work she put in to making the ceremony go off without a hitch.
    Kristina
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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