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Shawn Miller (he/him/his)

My wife, Erica and I are the Founders and the Owners here at Young Hip & Married—I also happen to be one of our officiants. But first and foremost, I am husband to my beautiful wife Erica whom I married in 2004, and the father to our four incredible kids: Zion (2008), Vannden (2010), Onyx (2012) and our ‘baby’ girl Emmanuella (2014).

I love to cook (thank goodness for that because cooking for 6 everyday is no small feat). YH&M is my passion but when I’m not working I love being outside: hiking, running, jumping off cliffs, racing dune buggies across Mexico—you know the normal stuff. I also love doing anything outdoors with my kiddos—biking, skiing, camping, we love it all.

Erica and the kids are my inspiration for all the work I do here at YH&M and I really love love love helping people get married and stay married!

Every love story is so unique, and I have yet to hear a love story that is not worth celebrating.  My goal when I do a wedding is to represent my couples in the truest form to who they are as individuals and as a couple.

I want your wedding to FEEL like you. I want your guests to walk out saying, “Wow, that was so them!” I also want your guests to learn about why you work so well together, and why they have come to this big party in the first place.

If you have found that special someone to spend your life with, that is a remarkable thing and chances are it didn’t just happen. I want to share your story with the people that mean most to you. Let’s tell them a love story they will never forget.

Although I keep very busy running the company, and being a dad to my 4 kids, I still officiate quite a few weddings every year. If you’re interested in having me do your wedding, just click here!

 

Testimonials

 
  • Having been at a friend’s wedding in the fall where it was very evident that the officiant hadn’t met the couple previously, my then fiancé and I decided that we should invest some money in our wedding ceremony- after all, it was a very important element of our wedding day for us. After some research, we reached out to Young Hip & Married and within a day we had a meeting scheduled with Shawn. From the moment we met him, we knew that we wanted him to officiate at our wedding. It was obvious that he wanted to create a ceremony that was completely “us” and he wanted all our guests to leave the ceremony thinking the same! He answered all our questions and put us at ease. He took us through all stages of the planning so painlessly and it was so much fun working with him. When my fiancé and I read the ceremony script for the first time, we cried- Shawn had captured our story perfectly and we couldn’t wait for the big day!! When it came to the rehearsal, Shawn was just so excited to see us and to prepare us for our big day; all the nerves went away! Then to our big day- the day was so emotional and he actually worked with our guests and us to calm us all down and perform the most perfect ceremony for us!! All our guests were raving about how amazing he was and we couldn’t agree more! Young Hip and Married genuinely care for their couples and we couldn’t recommend them more to all the engaged couples out there!

    Brian & Ryan
  • I have only good things to say about Shawn. He was professional, organized, timely, thoughtful, caring and supportive throughout the whole process. He created the perfect ceremony that was specific to us as a couple. Everyone who attended our wedding commented on how awesome he was. My husband and I were both so nervous on the big day but when we got to finally see each other, hold hands up at the altar and listen to Shawn, all of that melted away and we were overcome with happiness and excitement. He convinced us to read our own personal vows and we are both very happy we did.

    He was very understanding and patient with all of my edits of the ceremony (little add ins here and there) and found a way to encorporate anything and everything we asked for! Shawn had a big part in making our day as special and perfect as it was. Cannot thank him enough! Highly recommend!!

    Ashley Hayes
  • My husband and I were recommended to check out Young, Hip & Married for our officiant services and we had a great experience. From the moment we met Shawn, we knew that we could trust him to be nothing but perfect for our day and he absolutely was. We have been married now for three weeks and our guests are still talking about how fabulous the ceremony was and how much a part of it they felt they were. We highly recommend Young Hip & Married to all future couples; you won’t be disappointed!

    Ashley Douglas
  • Choosing Shawn to officiate our wedding was the best choice we made. He makes the ceremony so personal; it feels like he knew us forever. We had so many compliments on what a great job he did!

    Eric & Michelle
  • Shawn Miller was the perfect officiant for our wedding. Not only did he hike up the mountain with us, but he provided us with the most beautiful ceremony filled with touching sentiments and made the experience very personal for us. I highly recommend him.

    Shana & Kevin
  • When we decided to get married, we were looking for something unique to commemorate US. The team at Young Hip and Married made it very easy from the get go. They were fun, and made our wedding experience very personal.

    Eesha & Rajan
  • YH&M was recommended to us by a friend who used to be a photographer in the wedding business. I could not be more thankful that she pointed us in this direction! We worked directly with Shawn who was totally down to earth, connected with us immediately, and was the most helpful and gracious all the way up in preparing for our day! Our ceremony was AWESOME – Shawn spoke beautifully, he ensured our ceremony captured exactly us and helped our guests feel super engaged with the ceremony. We received LOTS of feedback from guests that they thoroughly enjoyed our ceremony – it set the tone for a wonderful love & fun-filled evening! GO WITH YH&M FOR YOUR WEDDING FOR SURE!!!

    Candice Coombes
  • We had a very quick elopement (15min + 45min photo shoot) on a local beach outside of Vancouver. Shawn, our officiant, and Erica the photographer were awesome. Everything went smoothly, Shawn was a great speaker even though he had never met us, and Erica was very casual to work with afterwards for our photo shoot. We were lucky enough to have both of them available for our date with only about 2 months notice. Thanks guys!

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Andrew & Tara
  • Shawn, the officiant, created a beautiful and unique wedding ceremony for us. He was very flexible with our vision of a wedding ceremony. As well, he also gave us some good ideas. It was a good experience and I would recommend Young, Hip & Married for any couple getting married.

    Jill & George
  • We had the best intimate elopement wedding last Jan 8, 2021. My wife and I planned it in less than 2 weeks. We managed to pull it off perfectly with the help of YHMW, especially Shawn and Erica, the best duo. We and our family had the best day! 🙂 thank you again!

    Karl & Carlen
  • Young Hip and Married made our special day an amazing one! We were to be wed on May 30, 2020, but Covid hit and all was cancelled. This year we were going to get married no matter what! So May the fourth be with you 2021 was our day in the park with some family and the rest is bliss. Thank you YH&M

    Adam & Shawna
  • Thank you so much for everything you have done for us – you truly were AMAZING and it not only was such a memorable experience for us but for all of our guests as well! Everyone have continuously been telling us that they have never been a part of such an amazing, beautiful and personal ceremony. It really was our favorite part of the day and we couldn’t be any happier than choosing you to be our officiant! We will forever recommend you as an officiant to family and friends getting married and will definitely follow your blog to hopefully join in on some of the events and workshops you have!

    Karly & Wade
  • YHM are not like your usual officiants, they bring a spark of energy and life into your ceremony all while making it heartfelt and personal. Shawn made us feel at ease and as if he’s known us for years. This is a great choice if you want your ceremony to be more of a memorable experiences and connection with your guests!

    Elaine & Catalin
  • Shawn was a great officiant, and we highly recommend hiring him. He helped us get our wedding details in place, and was extremely helpful whenever we needed anything.

    Sara & Scott
  • Shawn Miller was fabulous as our marriage commissioner! He met with us in person before we made our decision and he was our first and obvious choice. Shawn worked with us to make our ceremony as personal and as special as possible and put us both at ease on our big day. We had so many compliments on the part he played with our ceremony and his interaction with our guests before, during and after. He and his wife run a very professional business and make sure all your needs are met and your questions are answered in a very timely fashion. My new husband and I would highly recommend Shawn and his colleagues for anyone getting married and who wants their day to be as memorable and special as it can be
    Lisa Fennell
  • My husband and I hired Shawn from Young Hip and Married to officiate our wedding this past August and are so glad we did! We had such an amazing experience working with Shawn. He has such a great positive energy and was so easy to work with. We loved how our personal love story was able to be shared with our guests and we received so many compliments on how enjoyable our ceremony was. Our sister and her husband to be were even lucky enough to hire Shawn for their wedding next year! It makes it so special to be able to have Shawn be a part of another wedding in the family and we can’t wait! We cannot say enough good things about Young Hip and Married. Thank you so much for officiating our wedding Shawn!! 🙂

    Darlene & Shane
  • The team at Young Hip & Married was so wonderful to work with. We were a bit last minute in choosing an officiant and they were very prompt in responding and so accommodating. We chose Shawn as our officiant and he was so considerate and attentive to what we wanted. He was very professional, collaborative and mindful of what we wanted. We also had a small emergency on the day of our rehearsal and he was so kind while we sorted it out. Once we got the rehearsal going, he was so helpful and everyone knew exactly what they had to do on the day of. He put together such a beautiful ceremony and loved what everything he said. We received so many compliments from our guests! Highly recommend Shawn and the team at YH&M!

    by Ronnie Lee Hill Photography

    Travis & Diane
  • My husband and I had a wonderful experience with our officiant Shawn. A lovely and dedicated person who made our day so much easier and enjoyable for everyone!

    Harry & Toby
  • I highly recommend the Young Hip and Married team. We chose to do the elopement package with the hour of photography. Shawn was our officiant and Erica was our photographer. Both were very professional and did an excellent job!

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Brianna & Antony
  • Shawn was an incredible officiant. He was warm, responsive, and supportive. He put together a beautiful ceremony for us and helped us write our personal vows. The guests loved it, and we will remember it forever. Highly recommend these folks, they’re wonderful!

    Grace & Kelsey
  • Shawn Miller was our officiant for our small ceremony on May 12, 2017. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to be part of the one of the biggest days of our lives! Not only was the experience a memorable one for us, it was special and unique. Shawn spoke with warmth and sincerity. He brought smiles to our faces and our hearts. If anyone is looking for a wonderful, professional, charismatic and all around awesome person to officiant your wedding, I would highly recommend it! In fact, I insist it!

    Tina Do-An
  • Young Hip & Married is by far the best company to work with when it comes to officiating your wedding. Shawn was absolutely fantastic from start to finish! Extremely knowledgeable, professional and beautifully spoken. Our friends and family are still raving about our ceremony and how creative and loving Shawn was on our wedding day. Love love love the team at YH&M!

    Sarah & Damon
  • We couldn’t have chosen a better officiant. Shawn was so eloquent and fun and really made the ceremony special. You’re in amazing hands with YHM.

    Lorenzo & Laura
  • Shawn Miller was the officiant at my wedding and he was phenomenal. He was easy to communicate with leading up to the wedding and he prepared a thoughtful and energetic ‘script’ for the wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments from wedding guests on the back of our wedding. Young Hip & Married was worth every penny.
    Brett & Jennifer
  • Young Hip and Married is an amazing service. Their ceremonies are completely 100% customizable, Shawn is an amazing officiant. He pinned me and my husband within 10 min, and we couldn’t have been happier with the service. We were even his first beer blending couple! How exciting! (It was a blast). Thank you so much for helping to make our day perfect!

    Emily & Luke
  • Shawn and Erica Miller from Young Hip and Married were fabulous to work with. They gave my husband and I all the liberties we wanted to have the wedding we wanted. Our wedding was perfect in every way. From Shawn’s beautiful words, to our own vows, to the gorgeous location and perfect weather. We can’t wait to see the pictures Erica took throughout our day! Thank you Shawn and Erica for giving Ian and I a wedding day we will never forget!

    Becky & Ian
  • From start to finish the experience with Young Hip & Married was great! Everyone was so nice and really helped to make us feel stress free 🙂

    Hayle & Jeremy
  • An exceptional company! We had a last minute elopement and were cared for above and beyond for the week before and the day of. They were quick to respond to any inquiries and provided all of the information we needed leading up to the ceremony. On the day of, we met Shawn, though it felt like we already knew him. Shawn included everything we had asked of him, while still guiding us through the ceremony with ease and comfort. We could not have asked for a better ceremony, and highly recommend Young Hip & Married.

    Megan Haliburton
  • Just one word to describe how Shawn Miller officiated our wedding – AWESOME!!! We recommend Young Hip & Married to everybody who wants to have their wedding ceremony in good hands.

    Gordon & Tysa Thomson
  • We can’t thank you enough! The fact that we asked your company for an officiant to wake up in the middle of the night and drive to Mount Seymour then hike an hour to the Dog Mountain lookout to marry us is crazy enough. But to have two officiants from Young Hip & Married agree still has us shocked! Thank you for being crazy with us! It was such a pleasure first dealing with Peter and then with yourself when we had to change the date of our wedding.
    Thank you so much for hiking and marrying us in the only way we could imagine doing it. Chris and I have looked back at the day and pictures several times and are still in disbelief that we pulled it off, and of course, it wouldn’t have been a reality without you. So thank you from our whole hearts (not just the bottom)!
    Caitlin & Chris
  • When planning our wedding we knew early on that we wanted to put a focus on the ceremony, and really have the opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the evening. Finding an officiant that did not just read out one of five set ceremonies was a huge deal, thankfully we found Young Hip & Married. We were able to customize the ceremony to engage our guests, instead of generic thoughts of love and marriage, we were able to share and laugh about how we met, talk about how we fell in love and really connect. Our officiant Shawn was so easy to work with, he was fun and engaging with us getting us ready for the big day. As well despite the fact he was always jumping from wedding to wedding when he was there helping us with our rehearsal and patiently waiting for late guests to arrive before we walked down the aisle he was always present and invested. The actual ceremony was wonderful, it could not have gone any better, it felt genuine and truly helped show our guests who we were as a couple. I have been told many times in the 4 weeks since our wedding by guests that they had never actually enjoyed a wedding ceremony that much, it is defiantly my favourite memory from the day! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!! Thank you Shawn and Young Hip & Married.

    Alex & Kyle
  • Our officiant, Shawn, was so supportive and inspiring leading up to and during our elopement! He made our ceremony so fun and easy going! Until today all of our guests keep commenting on how much they enjoyed Shawn’s words and the energy he brought into our special day! Thank you so much again!!! My husband and I would highly recommend this organization to anyone getting married! You won’t regret it 🙂

    Daniella & Mark
  • We had a small ceremony in Vancouver, and had so many people comment on how great Shawn was as our officiant! Highly recommended.

    Philip Ware
  • Shawn and Erica were wonderful! Erica captured so many wonderful shots of our special day and stayed overtime to get our requests met! Shawn was professional and good-humoured throughout, and made our special day a little less stressful! Thanks so much guys!

    Josann & Kaid
  • YH&M made the whole process of eloping so easy! They were quick to respond and worked with us to make our wedding exactly how we wanted it. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun, relaxed elopement.

    Kim & Kevin
  • We booked a really tight schedule with YH&M and they managed to do it on time. We were outstandingly attended by Shawn who delivered an awesome and caring ceremony for us with beautiful, kind and loving words. Perfect!

    Thiago Tunes
  • Shawn from Young, Hip, and Married was the officiant for our wedding in October 2016. Communication leading up to the wedding was prompt, the script he produced was fantastic and wonderfully tailored to us, and he made sure that everything went incredibly smoothly. YHM are paragons of professionalism, right down to the wedding rehearsal (which I highly recommend you take advantage of). I have literally no complaints about them and, were I to do it all over again, I’d still go with YHM. They’re not the cheapest, but you absolutely get what you pay for.

    Geoff Fisher
  • From creation to delivery, Shawn was absolutely amazing throughout the entire process! We were so thrilled to have had a ceremony so meaningful and beautifully written for the two of us. Even Shawn’s quirky, unique style was a true reflection of the two of us – something a little bit off the beaten path and totally unique! The only unfortunate issue we had was that the microphone cut out near the end of the ceremony… without missing a beat, Shawn handled it like a true pro and carried on. Thank you Shawn for helping to make this extra special day so memorable – it truly was magical!

  • Our relationship with YHM has extended for far longer than we anticipated – thanks covid! – and for this reason, among others, we are incredibly grateful for the professionalism, flexibility, and warmth demonstrated by Kadee (who officiated our legal ceremony in 2020) and Shawn (who officiated our larger wedding in 2021). Shawn on the big day itself was simply amazing – we received many compliments from guests on his “stage presence” not to mention how he contributed to the overall ceremony. We’re so thankful we chose YHM to be part of what turned out to be a very unconventional journey!

    Patrick & Allison
  • Young Hip and Married was a great company to work with for our ceremony. We worked with Shawn and he was amazing! He is so kind and loving and really wanted to get to know us to create a personal ceremony that was not canned or boring but truly about us and our love. Shawn was easy to work with and he changed things in the ceremony at our request to make it more personal. On the wedding day, Shawn did an amazing job. His energy was infectious and he really did make the wedding memorable. Everyone should work with Young Hip and Married!

    Margaret & Devon
  • We absolutely loved our wedding ceremony! Shawn was amazing, he kept it light-hearted yet sincere. We had many people approach us afterwards to tell us how much they enjoyed it. Shawn made it so easy, right from meeting him for the first time to exchanging vow ideas and finally, our actual ceremony. He was incredibly helpful at our rehearsal, and was there for before and after the ceremony to congratulate us and give us a chance to ask any last minute questions. We will be recommending him to everyone we know!

    Nick & Miraya
  • Shawn, at Young Hip & Married, was awesome! We had to postpone our wedding date because of Covid, and Shawn was super flexible and worked with us to make it all happen! We would totally recommend Young Hip & Married to anyone! Thanks for marrying us, Shawn!

    Amy & Wade
  • We could not be happier that we hired Shawn to be our wedding officiant! The whole process of working with him was a dream and he created the most amazing, personalized ceremony that we could have asked for. All of our guests couldn’t stop talking about how awesome he was and how they enjoyed the ceremony very much. Shawn genuinely cares about the couples he works with and is a true professional who is easy to work with, fun, and stylish. We highly recommend him for any wedding! Thank you Shawn!

    Johnnie & Justin
  • Our wedding was incredibly atypical, and had a lot of factors to it most hired pros don’t appreciate having to arrange: early rising, considerable amounts of travel, an overall lack of traditional applications and at least 20% more emus than your usual venue. Shawn and Erica Miller committed to all of our needs with zero hesitation. While others said we were expecting too much or getting too eclectic, Y, H and M reassured us that this was our day and we should be able to design it however we wish. They did something very crucial few do for young couples planning their wedding: they listened. The officiating script was thoughtful and romantic, our photographer was excellent at directing us and incorporating our personal touches, and together they were a delightful, dedicated team who truly brought out every detail we wished to see shine on our biggest day. If your wedding plans stray from the more orthodox ways (or even if they don’t!), we highly recommend Young, Hip and Married. Your special day will be as beautiful and creative as you imagined with them on your side.

    Tess & Paul
  • When I was looking for an officiant for our intimate Deep Cove ceremony, I came across Shawn Miller and the group at Young, Hip and Married. I booked over a year in advance and any time I called or had questions they were responsive, and in the week before the wedding Shawn was available to us via text or email or phone – even when I had a freak out about our marriage license the night before the wedding at 10pm!! Our attendees (5 parents) all said that it was perfect, that it was the best ceremony they had attended in a long time, and that it led them to reflect on the love in their own lives. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

    Matt & Amalia
  • Best decision we’ve ever made!! My husband and I had Shawn officiate and from the moment we met him, we knew he was our guy! The whole process was smooth and stress free but what amazed me the most was how he was able to capture us so perfectly as a couple. He set the tone for our perfect day and made it better than we could’ve ever imagined!!!

    Dan & Beca
  • I can’t express how much I recommend this company. From the first email to the wedding itself and everything in between, they have been friendly, helpful and all around amazing. My husband and I wanted to do something absolutely different and wild, asking 9 of our close friends to hike Dog Mountain on Seymour at sunrise to witness us get married. When I wrote the email to Young Hip & Married about what we envisioned our wedding day to look like, they didn’t even hesitate to accommodate our insane request. Our wedding was perfect! I can’t thank Shawn enough for waking up at 3:00am, meeting us on the mountain at 4:15am and hiking to the lookout with all of us. This gratitude we feel can’t be put into words. Good on you for creating such an amazing company! Obviously our crazy wedding has caught some attention amongst our peers and I’ve been singing the highest praises about Young Hip & Married! Use them! They’re the best!

    Caitlin & Christophe
  • We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you! Our day was so amazing and our ceremony was definitely our favourite part. I’ve already had a few people interested in booking you guys for their weddings! We appreciate all of the hard work you put into the ceremony and making us and our guests feel comfortable. We are so glad we did our own vows and we will cherish them forever! Again, can’t thank you enough.

    by Always Smiling Photography

    Paulina & Mitchell
  • Hubby and I decided to get married in a private and intimate ceremony instead of waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted. We contacted YH&M as we had no idea where to start. They helped us from start to end. They coordinated everything; we even got guidance on how to write our vows. Our ceremony was very intimate and beautiful. Shawn Miller was our officiant and Emily Nicole our photographer; I cannot stress enough how amazing they are. We are more than happy with our decision to marry during COVID times and incredibly thankful with YH&M for making it happen, in such an intimate, romantic and lovely way.

    Eva & Peter
  • So happy and thrilled we chose them to do our ceremony. We had so many compliments about how fun, funny and engaging the ceremony was from the start to the end. It was exactly what we wanted plus more. I would recommend this to anybody who’s looking for something different than the boring old normal ceremony

    Kelley & Michael
  • Young Hip and Married were fantastic to work with. From the personalized video introduction of the company, to helping us with recommendations, and finally the meaningful and heartfelt officiating (by Shawn) and capturing-the-moment photography (by Erica). They really helped to make our elopement unforgettable.

    Zoe & Lucas
  • I would highly recommend Young Hip & Married to anyone looking for an incredible elopement in a stress-free environment. They make the experience feel so personalized! Thank you for an incredible day!

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Carly & Colin
  • Shawn did an amazing job with our ceremony! During the rehearsal he was knowledgable about the ceremony space, and left no details to chance. Everyone I talked to at our wedding said the ceremony represented us perfectly! Overall a great experience!!!

    M S
  • Young Hip & Married were amazing to work with! Shawn took our ceremony to the next level and our guests were blown away with how funny and down to earth our ceremony was. We loved having a personalized ceremony that told our story and he did a great job of capturing our personalities. Thank you!!

    J
  • My husband and I eloped with Young Hip & Married and it was everything we wanted and more! It was a no fuss, simple ceremony with just Shawn and Erica from Young Hip & Married… and us! Even short and sweet, the ceremony touched us very deeply. It truly felt like Shawn, our wedding officiant, “got” who we were as a couple without having met us once before the ceremony. Shawn’s wife Erica, who was our photographer that day, was professional but incredibly friendly, kind, encouraging, and above all, patient with us two camera-shy love birds. The photos were jaw-dropping, and the experience itself was all the more enjoyable because Shawn and Erica were there to add their love for each other and weddings to our special day. Thank you for creating such special memories for us!

    Photo by Erica Miller Photography

  • Great experience using Young Hip and Married. Shawn did our brother’s wedding and we thought he was so good that we made sure we booked him for our wedding too and he did another amazing job with lots of good feedback from our guests. Would recommend Young Hip and Married to anyone getting married. All the best!

    Matt & Shivon
  • Shawn was so helpful and encouraging and kind, which helped so much because we were both pretty nervous. He helped us make our ceremony so unique and specific to us as a couple, and many guests complimented us for not going with a traditional or religious ceremony. He kept both of us and all of our guests engaged in the ceremony and the reason we were there. Thank you, Shawn! We’ll remember you forever!

    Krystal
  • We couldn’t have been happier with Young hip and Married as our officiants! Shawn Miller made our day extra special, our ceremony was light, beautiful and filled with love. Our families were especially impressed with Shawn and how he made everyone feel like this day was as special to him as it was to us.

    Thank you for EVERYTHING Shawn. We have already been recommending you to our friends for their future ceremonies. 🙂

    Angela + Martin
  • Shawn did an amazing job with our ceremony! We had to make a lot of adjustments to our original plan due to Covid restrictions and Shawn was so accommodating! We could not have been happier to have YH&M and Shawn be a part of our big day! We could not be happier!

    Cassandra & Michael
  • Thank you Shawn for making our day extra special. The process was seamless, classy, and laid back. Exactly what we wanted. Thank you!

    Christy & Brian
  • We had Shawn Miller as our wedding officiant and it was the best decision we could of made for our wedding!! Shawn won us over with his refreshing positive outlook on marriage and after meeting with him, he had us even more excited for our wedding day (which we didn’t think was possible). From beginning to end, Shawn had us covered and left us feeling relaxed and eager for our day. He was extremely accommodating and created the perfect ceremony catered to us. Throughout the evening we had so many compliments about our ceremony.Weeks after the wedding, we are still receiving so many compliments on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how amazing Shawn was. Thank you to Young Hip and Married for making our day even more perfect. Thank you Shawn for everything!!!

    Chelsea Brittany
  • We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony! Shawn was an incredible officiant and made sure that both the ceremony was wonderful and we were present and got the most out of the experience. I am so glad we went with YH&M and would definitely recommend them.
    Molly & Conor
  • For our intimate, Covid19 wedding, Shawn made the experience feel comfortable and special. We really appreciated his words and manner. From booking, to wedding it was an easy process, and we were very happy with the outcome.

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Kaity & Andrew
  • My husband and I wanted a small, romantic wedding ceremony and we are so happy we chose Young, Hip and Married. Our wedding was officiated by Shawn Miller on May 7th and it was simply amazing! We had a chance to skype with him before the ceremony to share our story and let him know what we were looking for. It was so much more than what we excepted. Shawn was professional, enthusiastic, welcoming and authentic. The ceremony was meaningful and full of emotions. We feel extremely grateful that he created such a memorable moment for us with his spirit and his words. Thank you so much Shawn!!!

    Joanna
  • We had such an amazing experience with Young Hip and Married. We had Shawn as our Officiant, and Erica as our photographer, they both made our elopement so comfortable and easy. We were able to enjoy every moment of our special day and we can’t thank them enough. We highly reccomend Young Hip and married; our day was perfect! Thank you Shawn and Erica!

    Pam & Rich
  • We couldn’t have been happier with our decision to pick Shawn Miller from YH&M as our wedding officiant! If we had a penny for every time a wedding guest came up to us at the reception and said that that was the best wedding ceremony they’d ever been to, we’d be rich! Shawn was so professional and fun right from our first meeting. He crafted a beautiful, personal ceremony that was the perfect mix of sweet, funny and sentimental. He even helped us write our own vows! Shawn brought such lovely energy and enthusiasm to the whole ceremony (and even the rehearsal), our guests (and of course ourselves!) were delighted and excited. We cannot recommend him enough!

    Margaret & Nathan
  • I would highly reccomend Shawn and YH&M for your ceremony. It was deeply personal and our story was the focal point of the ceremony. We have received countless compliments about our ceremony and many wondered how many years Shawn had known us. Beautifully done and we would choose them every time.

    Eric
  • Shawn and Erica made our day so special, we will never forget our wedding day. Thank you for making our day so memorable and personable. The photos turned out great and Shawn officiated our wedding in the most perfect way that suited us 100%. Will recommend to anyone planning a wedding!

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Lillian & William
  • We had an amazing experience with the YHM team. They were professional and accommodating. We were married during the height of Covid-19. They helped it to feel very intimate, even while we social distanced. Shawn (Officiant) and Erica (Photographer) helped make our day so special. I highly recommend the YHM team for your small or large wedding day!

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Joy & Steve
  • Thank you SO SO much to everyone at Young Hip & Married! My new husband and I were visiting Canada from the UK and had always wanted something simple, stress free and intimate for our wedding. We certainly got that with YH&M! From the first email, right up to receiving the papers, everything was a breeze! We had the ‘Photography and Elopment Package’ with the wonderful Emily as our photographer and the fabulous Shawn as our officiant. We wrote our own vows, with helpful suggestions from Shawn, and loved every word Shawn said throughout our ceremony. He made us feel totally at ease, as did Emily! Emily made a camera shy couple feel totally confident, like no one was even there! We couldn’t be happier with our beautiful photos! Our day was just amazing. Thank you YH&M for marrying us!

    Joanna & Mat
  • Shawn was the officiant at our October 2020 wedding. As a more mature couple, we had certain ideas as to what we wanted our ceremony to look like! We had seen Shawn at our friends’ wedding and liked him. As well we had been at another wedding where another member of the YH&M team was the officiant and she was great! Our ceremony was intimate and romantic yet humorous! Everything we wanted! Shawn delivered for sure! Thank you for being part of our fabulous day! We would absolutely recommend your company to others!

    Pat & Shelley
  • Shawn Miller was fabulous as our marriage commissioner! He met with us in person before we made our decision and he was our first and obvious choice. Shawn worked with us to make our ceremony as personal and as special as possible and put us both at ease on our big day. We had so many compliments on the part he played with our ceremony and his interaction with our guests before, during and after. He and his wife run a very professional business and make sure all your needs are met and your questions are answered in a very timely fashion. My new husband and I would highly recommend Shawn and his colleagues for anyone getting married and who wants their day to be as memorable and special as it can be!

    Lisa Dunn
  • Thank you Young Hip & Married! Shawn delivered above & beyond for our special day, making it perfect. Erica, I can’t express enough the talent you entail and amazing works of art! Thank you both for your charisma, talents, and amazing personalities and joining us for our special day xx

    Katrina & William
  • Absolutely amazing! Young Hip and Married helped make our wedding perfect. If you are lucky enough to get Shawn as your officiant, you will not be let down! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!

    Jeff & Jenn
  • Shawn was our officiant for our wedding just this past September and he knocked our socks off. Our ceremony was just perfect all thanks to him; it was very heartfelt and full of humour – so totally us. He was very quick to respond to any of our questions or concerns & was very professional. Our guests felt he was so great and personable and we still get comments today on how amazing our ceremony was. He made us feel comfortable and had the best tips for our special day with all those wedding day jitters. If you’re looking for someone to ‘just get’ you and your partner and tailor your entire ceremony to fit you then you came to the right place. We 100% recommend the YH&M team! Thanks again Shawn, you definitely made our ceremony one to remember!

    Alissa & Corey
  • We were married this past weekend by Young Hip & Married and it was perfect! As a 40-something couple from the US, we wanted to elope somewhere other than Las Vegas. We appreciated from the initial contact, and every inquiry after, communication was timely and informative. YH&M is very customer oriented and provided helpful, detailed information. They made the process simple and stress-free. Thank you Rebecca for keeping us informed and up to date! We purchased the Elopement & Photography package. Shawn Miller was our officiant and he was excellent. Shawn was effervescent and hospitable. Our guests appreciated Shawn spoke loudly so all could hear the ceremony and feel part of the experience. Our ceremony was meaningful, yet simple, which is exactly what we wanted. Our photographs were taken by Clint Bargen and they came out amazing! Our experience with Young Hip & Married was excellent! I wouldn’t change a thing.

    What a great experience. Shawn arrived early and took charge of organizing our crew. Everything went better than we expected. Highly recommend!!

    Thea & Mark
  • We had Shawn Miller officiate our wedding and he was absolutely amazing from start to finish! We were looking for an officiant who was NOT BORING! Meeting with Shawn for the first time, he made us both really excited for the ceremony and seemed like the perfect. He said you sometimes go to weddings where the ceremony is the most boring part but yet it is the most important and meaningful part of the day. We both completely agreed and wanted to ensure our ceremony was the most meaning part of our day so hiring him to be our officiant was an easy choice! Leading up to our wedding, Shawn put together a beautiful outline of what we would expect during the ceremony. It was extremely personalized and engaging which was exactly what we were hoping for. He came up with ideas and details we both never would have thought of and loved everything he suggested! Immediately following our ceremony along with following the days after our wedding, we continued to receive many amazing comments from our guests saying how they never have been apart of a more beautiful ceremony before ours. Looking back on our amazing day, our ceremony was definitely our favorite part of our day and we will never forget it! Thank you so much Shawn – we are so grateful to have found you!

    Karly & Wade
  • After changing our wedding date twice and moving it from our province of origin to Vancouver (where we are living), we were matched up with Shawn from Young Hip and Married through our elopement company. I don’t think our wedding planner could have picked a more PERFECT officiant for our special day. Shawn was so kind and energetic (and dressed so damn well to boot!!). He spoke beautifully at the ceremony and was extremely accommodating to the wants and desires of us as a couple. I cannot thank Shawn enough for helping make out big day as special as possible for us!!

    Robyn & Graeme
  • Thank you so much for everything! We truly appreciate you being apart of our special day. It definitely was a night to remember! We couldn’t have asked for anything to go better. You were amazing as both our officiant and MC so thank you! We will be sending our friends your way in the future!
    Photo by Modern Romance Weddings

    Photo by Modern Romance Weddings

    Jordanna & Brian
  • Positive and warm people who will tailor your wedding day to however you want. Shawn and Erica were so great in making us feel comfortable, excited and special on our wedding day.

    Lucy & Morgan
  • Shawn officiated our wedding ceremony and we were blessed with his bright and positive energy, as well as the depth of feeling in his words. He shared from his heart and touched everyone in a way that made us feel very connected to each other and to the land on which we were married. We have so much gratitude for having Shawn and his beautiful wife Erica be a part of our special day – many thanks now and forever!

    Amanda
  • Planning a wedding is stressful but during a pandemic is on a whole new level of stress. Working with Shawn from Young, Hip & Married made the ceremony easy and relaxing. Shawn was professional and helped keep my wife and I at ease. As a result, our socially distanced and covid friendly ceremony was perfect. My wife and I will be recommending YH&M to everyone.

    Marc & Eojin
  • We really liked the concept of this company and definitely wanted to stay away from a long, boring, templated wedding ceremony. We hired Shawn as our officiant and he was excellent! He met with us a couple of times to get to know us and what we were looking for in our ceremony. He also gave us separate forms to fill out to find out about our personal thoughts on our relationship. In the end, he came up with a very nice, unique story of our relationship to share with our wedding guests. Our guests got to learn more about us as a couple. He also directed our rehearsal ceremony in a very fun, but organized and structured way which is difficult when there are so many people involved. We wrote our own vows and Shawn gave us a lot of advice on how to create them. Shawn was very good at communicating with us and provided the perfect ambiance for our young, hip wedding ceremony. We strongly recommend looking into this company for a similar experience. Shawn met all of our expectations.

    Jillian & TJ
  • Shawn, you set the tone for our wedding. You honestly made our guests feel the love and romance in the air. I had no idea how important your role was until I witnessed it; you took over and let everyone feel our story and you somehow managed to include everyone into the story. We simply ADORE you and what you managed to do for us on our magical day. I’m still receiving calls about you and how you made what is typically boring the best damn part of our wedding. THANK YOU!!! We will cherish the words you spoke forever.

    Credit: Kiana Nicio

  • Quality of Service: 5.0, Responsiveness: 5.0, Professionalism: 5.0, Value: 5.0, Flexibility: 5.0
    We took part in the Valentine’s Day Weddings at Robson Square on February 14th, 2015. We had the pleasure of Shawn marrying us. He was extremely flexible and made us feel as if we were the only couple there that day getting married. After the wedding, he e-mailed us the vows he used so we could print them off and put them with a picture from that day. We would highly recommend Shawn to anyone looking for an officiant.

    Karmin
  • Shawn Miller was our marriage officiant this past weekend. He was communicative, personable, and professional. For our wedding ceremony, he created a unique and authentic ceremony that truly represented us. We received compliments from our family and friends! If you’re looking for a marriage officiant, I recommend Shawn at Young Hip & Married for your wedding.

    Batya Wan
  • Working with Shawn was seamless and very tailored to us and our story. He brought charm and energy into the ceremony that was a perfect balance to the love and emotion we were feeling. This was our second marriage so we knew what experience we wanted. Shawn was understanding and onboard and took our lead but also helped guide us on best practices. We said “I Do”! Success! Thank you, Shawn!

    Monica & Robin
  • My husband and I tied the knot on Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 and Shawn Miller was our wedding officiant. We both knew Shawn prior to getting engaged. Once we got engaged we knew immediately who we wanted to marry us. Shawn made our wedding all about us– plain and simple. He took the time and effort to really get to know us (aside from what he already knew), who we are as individuals, who we are as a couple, our values, our view on marriage, what kind of wedding we want – everything! He compiled all of this into a draft, which we got to read and edit. We tossed the draft around a few times over the months until it was just what we wanted. He assisted us with the writing of our vows, he tossed around new ideas (wine box ceremony – which we ended up having at our ceremony!), and he incorporated the story of my husband and I and how we met into our ceremony. Our guests kept coming up to us at the reception inquiring about Shawn and commenting on how incredible, beautiful, personal, and unique our ceremony was. They mentioned they had never been to a ceremony like ours before and that it was just outstanding. We highly recommend Shawn of Young, Hip, and Married as your wedding officiant!

    Brad & Anita
  • Thank you Shawn for the amazing elopement ceremony! Damian and I couldn’t have asked for a more heartfelt and romantic day. You attention to detail while weaving pieces of the two of us into our ceremony was amazing and very personal! We can’t recommend you enough!

    Natasha & Damian
  • Shawn was genuine, sincere, and more than willing and flexible to help us out on our big day! We hit a big bump in the road with our original plans due to COVID-19 but Shawn pulled through for us at the last minute and made it so magical. He walked us through the entire process and was available to us every step of the way. His wife, Erica, even photographed us during and after the ceremony and they are both truly such an awesome team. Thank you Shawn and Erica!

    Michael & Crystal
  • We could not be happier that we hired Shawn to be our wedding officiant! The whole process of working with him was a dream and he created the most amazing, personalized ceremony that we could have asked for. All of our guests couldn’t stop talking about how awesome he was and how they enjoyed the ceremony very much. Shawn genuinely cares about the couples he works with and is a true professional who is easy to work with, fun, and stylish. We highly recommend him for any wedding! Thank you Shawn!

    Justin & Johnnie
  • I first connected with Young Hip and Married in August 2019 to book the Helicopter Elopement Package for April 8, 2020. I was floored with their quick response even though my date was still 8 months away! During the unraveling of Covid-19, our communication remained impeccable during such a stressing time; we were given weekly updates up until our province lockdown and we had to postpone with SKY Helicopters. Because we had no clue when life would resume to normal again, Shawn (our officiant) was determined to still make our special day happen since the date was sentimental to us. We were so touched! We followed the strict social distancing protocols and his words were so personalized and touching, I happy-cried throughout the whole ceremony. Also, our photographer, Erica Miller, offered a complimentary photography session which was awesome! We are so grateful for the commitment and hard work Young Hip and Married showed us, especially during this crazy time we’re all going though.

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Linda & Tony
  • Shawn did an amazing job with our ceremony! We had to make a lot of adjustments to our original plan due to Covid restrictions and Shawn was so accommodating! We could not have been happier to have YH&M and Shawn be a part of our big day! We could not be happier!

     

    Cassandra & Michael
  • I would highly recommend choosing Shawn to officiate your wedding! He was so personable and relaxed, yet super professional at the same time; it’s clear he has done this many times before. I was especially grateful for this at our wedding rehearsal, where I was feeling a bit lost and nervous about our upcoming ceremony. Shawn came in and, in tandem with our week-of wedding coordinator (who he knew because he knows many people in this industry! Definitely a huge benefit.), totally took charge and told us exactly what we needed to do. I also appreciated Shawn’s words of encouragement, shared quietly with us in free moments, during the actual ceremony itself.

    Speaking of the ceremony, Shawn delivered a heartfelt and nicely-written speech. He delivered it like a family friend- and several guests thought we’d known him for a long time. While Shawn provided the bulk of the writing, he encouraged us to change, add, or subtract anything we felt necessary. Although it is never a comfortable feeling being critical of a person’s work, my partner and I felt that Shawn truly wanted our honest feedback. And, as a result, people loved our ceremony and felt like it suited us perfectly.

    The last thing I’d like to say is, Shawn is passionate about relationships and the people within them. We could tell from the outset that Shawn was a different personality type from either of us; but, just as you make friends who are different from you, it is absolutely possible to have the same thing in your wedding officiant. I didn’t know that until we met Shawn and decided that he would be a good match for us (and vice versa). We are so glad that we made the right choice!

    Scotti Gibson
  • YH&M were fantastic from start to finish! As a couple wanting a non religious marriage ceremony, we were finding it restrictive seeking a commissioner who would give us much control of our day and let us have it as casual as we wanted it. I was lucky enough to witness Shawn conduct a wedding ceremony at Cleveland Dam when I happened to be there one day. I was so impressed I cancelled the commissioner I had previously booked (who wasn’t even interested in meeting us before the day), spoke with YH&M (who were very relaxed & friendly from the get go) and booked Shawn with just a little over a week to go before our big day. Shawn catered the ceremony to us and what we wanted. I cannot quite explain the relief this gave us to know that we could finally have the day we had dreamed of! I highly recommend YH&M for anyone whether they are young, old, religious, non religious, traditional or want an original wedding day. They made our day extremely special! Thank you 🙂

    Emma & Elliott
  • Shawn Miller is the best of the best. He had wonderful energy and came through for us only a few days before my wedding. After calling Young Hip & Married twice, I thought they didn’t return my phone calls. But after posting to Shawn online about it, he got involved and got down to it and solved all my problems. My mother forgot to replay the message to me 🙁 but despite the mix up, he delivered. I can’t thank him enough. And would recommend him to everyone and anyone getting married.

    Jessica Morrisson
  • Had an awesome experience with our elopement. Everything was simple, smooth and we felt completely taken care of. Thanks, Erica and Shawn!

    Benjamin & Alison
  • Young Hip and Married was amazing to work with! We did an elopement with photography package and got to work with Shawn as our officiant and Erica for the photos! The YH&M staff were quick to answer all our questions and very understanding during covid times when we had to change our wedding date last minute. The notes sent to us by Shawn before the wedding date were so helpful and relieved any and all stress because we knew exactly what the expect on our special day.

    Breann & Barney
  • For us, the most important part of the wedding was the ceremony and it was paramount to us to find the right officiant. We wanted a lighthearted ceremony since we knew, our emotions will be running high on that day. It was important to us to tell our story with a touch of humour but elegance. So when we came across YH&M, we really liked what we read (very effective website) and filled out their online form. Next day, we received an email with time options to meet the officiant. We had the pleasure to meet with Shawn Miller and had a great meeting. We felt immediately that with Shawn, we are in good hands. We didn’t even think twice but to hire YH&M. We were so excited, we both felt that it’ll be a great ceremony. What we gathered from our initial meeting was that Shawn is very experienced in his field, he is professional, knowledgable, has a great sense of humor and most importantly is very understanding. We made a few requests that were very important for us to be mentioned during the ceremony. On top of that, Shawn had to be mindful of my medical condition so that everything went smoothly. Yes, my parents were by my side but there were many things that were depending on the officiant and Shawn did an amazing job ensuring that I felt good throughout the entire ceremony, even if he had to do a few uncomfortable things like moving the guests around, rearranging seats, changing timing a bit etc. But he did it with such professionalism that no one felt awkward or uncomfortable. It was a smooth operation. Thank you for that Shawn! I have been to a few weddings and the ceremony has been always dry and impersonal, even though some couples chose their mutual friend to be the officiant so that this doesn’t happen. Our guests thought Shawn is our old friend, and knows us many years. This is the level of experience that he provides. After our initial meeting we filled out an extensive form detailing our wish ceremony style. Sometimes, when you fill out a form, people requesting those don’t read half of it. One thing that stood out for us with Shawn was his attention to detail. I’m very detail oriented and it was so important for me that nothing gets missed, especially during the ceremony. Shawn, paid attention to every detail and we could see that in the ceremony. Not only that, he has given us some valuable advise about certain things that we thought should be otherwise. Thank God we followed his advise. Our ceremony was better than we had envisioned or hoped for. We loved every single bit of it. It was lighthearted, elegant, beautiful, we laughed, we cried, it was 100% us and we felt amazing. Our guests are still talking about it and asked us how we found Shawn. For my husband and I the ceremony was the most magical experience and we are always thankful to Shawn for that. Well, needless to say, we highly recommend Shawn and YH&M to new couples.

    by Nomo Akisawa at Simply Sweet Photography

    Liana & Tom
  • Young Hip and Married provided my husband and I exactly the wedding ceremony we hoped for. We were looking for a unique and personal experience that wouldn’t compromise our personal or spiritual values. Shawn was attentive, creative, and confident helping us arrange just such a ceremony. He kindly helped us through the entire process, from writing our own vows to navigating the paperwork involved in getting hitched. On the big day Shawn really connected with our family and friends and held the perfect space for my husband and I to be wed. After the ceremony many of my guests (some cynical anti wedding types) approached me to say they had never been to such an authentic and personally meaningful wedding until this one. I came to Young Hip and Married with a lot of ideas about the wedding I didn’t want and Shawn was able to help me find my perfect wedding.

    Jennifer Himmel