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Shawn Miller

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

 
  • We feel very lucky to have had the one and only Shawn Miller marry us! Oh and did we mention award winner!

    We eloped from Australia and we found YH&M on Google, before watching Shawn and Erica’s early vlogs about the business and marriage. There was one helicopter elopement they both did by a stream, the words Shawn said, made the ceremony unique and moving in a way we have never seen before.

    Needless to say, we were desperate to book YH&M, both Shawn and his beautiful wife for our elopement. We were so lucky to get them both.

    Our elopement was at sunrise on a very cold, windy and rainy Saturday morning in late October. The day was perfect, Shawn’s words were relevant and real to us, even without having ever spoken with him in person. We were both overwhelmed by how he speaks from his heart. Even our one guest and witness, Tim from Landsea Tours & Adventures, commented on how beautiful the ceremony was.

    I could write for hours about our time with YH&M, but I would just say, experience it for yourself.

    And if you are on the fence about eloping, and want something very personal and intimate, you couldn’t find a better vendor.

    Photo by Erica Miller Photography

  • Shawn accommodated us in every way possible, from not having a real location set when we booked, to changing the time and then trekking down a hiking path on a dreary Saturday in January. He made me feel so at ease and added personal details to our ceremony which made it even more amazing. I couldn’t imagine having anyone else there that day.

    Christina
  • 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

  • Exceeded expectations at every turn! We cannot recommend Young Hip and Married highly enough. Every single person we interacted with was amazing. Their customer service is top notch and the officiants are incredible. We received so many compliments on our officiant and it’s such an unexpected thing for guests to actually be awake and engaged during a wedding ceremony (ha!). Thank you so much to Shawn and the team for being a part of our big day and making it such a fun and enjoyable experience! 10/10 all around!

    Erin & Mike
  • 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
  • All of our interactions with Young Hip & Married were very pleasant! Firstly, they were able to help us arrange our small marriage with just a few weeks notice, and secondly made everything we needed to do very clear in advance despite not actually meeting with our officiant (Shawn) until the day of our marriage due to the expedited arrangements we had made. We were provided with a sample of how the ceremony would go as well as opportunities to tailor things here and there to our wishes. Not being sure of what exactly was involved in terms of formalities and administrative things surrounding getting married, it was so very helpful to have all of the guidance that was provided. Shawn’s wife Erica was our photographer, and they both arrived precisely when they said they would! Right away they were very friendly and comforting to have with us. While our ceremony was small, it went exactly as we had hoped it would go. Despite having only spoken over the phone and by email, Shawn had prepared some words for the day that seemed to suit us perfectly. Erica’s photography was great! We love the photos that she took of us and our guests. She did a great job at mixing the scenery into the shots. Perfect for our forested garden location! All of our guests have complemented the ceremony itself and appreciated the friendliness they presented. Thank you both, and thanks also to Tara for helping to set things up for us!

    Sam
  • Nothing but THE BEST! Shawn was our officiant, and made our day so smooth, comfortable and intimate. I wouldn’t change a thing. We got our video back last month, and the video really focused and used Shawn’s part as it was so unique and special. I highly recommend this company!

    Belle & Mike
  • 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
  • We had Shawn as our officiant. Shawn was awesome – we loved the ceremony draft he made for us and he really made the day about my husband and I. Our family mentioned that Shawn did a phenomenal job and they really enjoyed his personality. Some family members even said they wish they had somebody like him for their wedding. Shawn helped us with our vows. When he double booked himself he apologised and sent a co-worker in his place for the rehearsal. Shawn’s coworker Denise did so good and was so helpful. The company is awesome and has many choices for officiants and we loved how they personalized everything around my husband and I. Definitely recommend them.

    Samantha & Sean
  • 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
  • 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
  • To say our wedding was magical, would be an understatement. From the location, to the vows, to the atmosphere – everything was carefully considered and curated to our liking. We will forever be grateful to YH&M for organizing and creating a day to remember, or as we say, the best day of our lives!

    Shannon & Jarvis
  • We cannot thank Shawn enough for his personal touch to our elopement ceremony. It genuinely felt like he was feeling all the emotions of our special moment right along with us, and we had never met before our ceremony outside of a few excited email exchanges. Our witnesses could not believe the care and emotion emitted from someone who had never met us. We really appreciate the beautiful words, it is a moment we will remember forever because he cares so much. Anyone who has the opportunity to have Shawn participate in any kind of celebration is truly lucky!

    Amanda Banks
  • We absolutely loved having Shawn! His approach was brilliant – his delivery perfect – and his green shoes incredible. Shawn made sure that the ceremony was just like we had envisioned.

    Spencer & Rebecca
  • The moment I met Shawn I knew I wanted him to officiant my wedding. I was looking at venues and he was handing out business cards. After only speaking to him for 30 seconds, I loved his charisma. My now husband and I met with him shortly afterwards, and my husband liked him too. We decided to go with Young, Hip & Married because we wanted something special, and we wanted our wedding to leave a positive impression in our guests’ memories. We’ve witnessed more than enough wedding ceremonies that were impersonal and boring because the officiant didn’t take the time to get to know the couple like Shawn and his team do. I really liked being able to review, edit, and customize our ceremony as many times as we wanted to before the big day. We even made some last-minute changes only days before, and this wasn’t a problem. Shawn had many great ideas, and some ideas that we didn’t like as much, but he customized our ceremony until we were 100% happy with it. We wrote a few of the details ourselves, including our own vows, and Shawn incorporated everything. He even printed out copies of our vows and brought them to the ceremony for us so we didn’t have to worry about that with everything else going on. After the ceremony, some guests asked how Shawn knows us. Young, Hip & Married does such a great job, your guests will assume the officiant is a long-time friend of yours! I also love that he attended and directed our rehearsal. It took some of the stress away from the big day having someone else tell everyone where they needed to be and what the needed to do that day. I highly recommend Young, Hip & Married to officiant anyone’s wedding! You won’t be disappointed!

    David & Tamara
  • 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
  • Our experience with Young Hip & Married and specifically with Shawn was outstanding. Not only were we truly impressed with the wedding ceremony, we enjoyed the entire process of creating it with him. He wrote our love story in a very beautiful, funny and creative way for all of our guests to enjoy. He isn’t just a writer; he is a story teller and brought our story to life! Thank you Shawn for doing such an amazing job. We will never forgot it!

    We encourage any and all couples to utilize Young Hip & Married’s services. Shawn always got back to us quickly and answered any questions we had promptly and thoroughly.

    Adam Blender
  • My husband and I knew we wanted a really personalized wedding ceremony. When we first met with Shawn for coffee, we were super impressed on how well he understood our relationship…so we hired him on the spot! We both loved how we got to read over his drafts and edit anything we wanted. Shawn did not disappoint either, and he made our wedding ceremony truly special. Our wedding guests were super impressed and kept commenting on what a great job he had done. We loved working with Shawn overall, and he nailed every aspect that we wanted to have for our wedding. You can’t go wrong if you hire Young Hip and Married!

    Kylee & Luis
  • We couldn’t be happier with booking Young Hip & Married. Shawn was the officiant for us and he was amazing. He really was able to capture us and have our ceremony reflect who we are. We had so many compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed listening to him. He was able to really capture our guests and make the ceremony fun. Thank you so much for all the hard would you put in to making it a special time for us.

    Tamara Turner
  • YH&M: The best in the industry!

    Shawn was incredible to work with and we cannot recommend him and Young Hip & Married enough! Shawn was the very first vendor we booked (about a year and a half in advance) before a dress, flowers, coordinator, or anything else. I had seen him in action at another wedding and knew he was the perfect person to marry us. Right from our initial meeting, Shawn made us so at ease and we felt like old friends just catching up over donuts at Cartems. He took real time to get to know us and ask meaningful questions. The process leading up to the wedding was fun and easy.

    Shawn walked us through our rehearsal and calmed our nerves. On the day of the wedding, the ceremony he delivered for us was personalized, eloquent, meaningful, romantic, lighthearted, and fun all at once. It perfectly captured the essence of “us” in a way that even we couldn’t have put into words.

    Our guests were also blown away! We had more than a few people ask us how long we had known each other, thinking that we were lifelong friends since he captured us and our story so well. My personal favourite comment from a guest was “his voice spoke to my soul.” Shawn indeed has a unique brand of gravitas mixed with humour, authenticity, and a genuine love for LOVE!

    Shawn, we cannot thank you enough for the beauty and laughs you brought to our day. THANK YOU!

    Paige & Jamie
  • Just attended the wedding of my daughter and her fiancé this past Saturday. Shawn was the officiant and I can’t say enough about how amazing the whole ceremony was!! It was personal, and beautiful, and unique. There were light touches of humour and so much pure emotion felt by everyone!! Shawn obviously put a lot of thought into helping them plan their perfect ceremony and it was exactly that!! The best part of the day and a ceremony that won’t be forgotten!! Thank you so much!

    Linda - Mother of the Bride
  • 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
  • We had an amazing experience with YH&M who were the officiants for our ceremony. When we were at the very early stages of planning our wedding we had come across the YH&M team and immediately knew that we wanted them to be a part of our special day. We were so happy when the planners that found (Pop Up Weddings) used them as the officiants for the ceremonies that they organize. Shawn was so helpful from the very beginning and every step of the way even helping the groom with his boutonnière just before the ceremony! All of the correspondence we had with him was fun and made us even more excited! All of our guests raved to us about how great and perfect he was for our ceremony. We felt so at ease knowing we were in great hands. He was so supportive, professional, and welcoming. We will be recommending Shawn and his Young Hip and Married team to everyone! (Also, Shawn’s wife Erica is a fantastic photographer who we were so lucky to have capture the special moments of our day). Thank you for an unforgettable experience!

    The Carigrens
  • 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
  • Shawn really made our day amazing! He had great energy and we are so happy we had him be a part of our wedding day! Both my wife and I were pretty nervous to be the center of attention and Shawn took charge! I would recommend Shawn and his team over and over again. He’s a professional, easy to deal with and anyone would be lucky to have him at their wedding! Thank you Shawn for all of your help and for being a huge part of our wedding day!
    Duane & Tessa
  • 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
  • WOW. Shawn made getting hitched SUCH an easy and wonderful experience. Reminding us to be present in the moment and taking a few seconds during the ceremony often for us to stop and absorb the emotions! It was such an awesome experience. Shawn was such a wonderful energy to have with us when it was such a small and intimate thing (only 4 people) and we are so glad he was one of them. Thank you to YH&M and Shawn.

    Miranda
  • There’s something to be said about the fact that we had picked out the officiant we wanted before my husband and I had even gotten engaged – and we were 110% right! Realtalk: Shawn & Erika were amazing and phenomenal. They have an amazing energy, are attentive to details to ensure your day goes according to your vision, are prompt in their communication, are caring individuals, super chill, hilarious, flexible and professional. They took all the stress out of a day that could’ve been highly stressful and helped us enjoy the moment and the start of a new journey. Tara (aka Office Goddess) was prompt in communication and super helpful about guiding us through the logistics and process. It just doesn’t get any better than this super team! We highly recommend! In fact, down the road, my husband and I might just have to go through a divorce and then a re-marriage à la Elizabeth Taylor just so that we have an excuse to work with these two again… 🙂

    Tee
  • We were completely thrilled to learn Shawn would officiate our wedding when we first contacted Young Hip and Married! My fiancé and I knew we wanted something a little different, more personal and completely unique for our ceremony and Shawn definitely delivered! We are so pleased with how the whole ceremony went; he created a personalized “story” to start off the ceremony and encouraged and helped us both write out own vows. I will admit I was hesitant with this at first but with Shawn’s guidance and support, I am so happy we did! Shawn helped us make this ceremony our own by helping us arrange a cask tapping – accentuating it with a personalized message relating love, partnership and family…to beer!! He truly was a pleasure to work with and I cannot recommend him and this organization enough. Thank you so much Shawn for helping our wedding visions come to life!!

    Cassandra
  • When my husband and I started to think about what we wanted out of our wedding ceremony we thought about how we wanted our guests to feel like they were involved in the ceremony. We wanted them to feel like for a moment they were a part of our love story and learned a little more about why we came together to join our lives. Shawn at Young Hip and Married was the only choice for us. He spent so much time getting to know us, getting to know why we fell in love, why we were perfect for one another. He truly captured our essence in the ceremony. He created amazing sections that included our family and friends, getting them to pass around our wedding bands putting their love into them and then a amazing group vow with us. It was so special. We had so many guests coming up to us at our reception saying that the ceremony made them cry and laugh, and made them feel like we brought them into our love story, that was exactly what we wanted and Shawn gave us that. Everyone was telling us how he was so cool, funny and how he really captured us. We wanted our ceremony to be one of the most memorable parts of our wedding, and our guests mirrored that back to us. I will be recommending Shawn to everyone we know because he really married us, our way. Thanks so much Shawn!!

    Sarah
  • 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
  • Shawn from Young, Hip, and Married was the officiant for our wedding last 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 cheap, but you absolutely get what you pay for.

    Geoff & Kat Fisher
  • 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
  • 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
  • We couldn’t have been happier with YH&M! Their customer service is amazing, they are very accommodating, and Shawn truly helped to put us at ease and create exactly the right ceremony for me and my now husband. Although we had a large wedding, our ceremony felt personal and intimate. I would recommend them to anyone!

    Shawn, we can’t thank you enough for helping us create the perfect wedding. I must admit I was pretty nervous for the ceremony, but it ended up being both mine and Derek’s favourite part of the wedding (even better than the cake)! It was just beautiful and meant so much to us.

    Rebecca & Derek
  • Working with Young Hip & Married, specifically our officiant Shawn Miller, was a dream come true! Everything went off exactly as we had hoped and many of our wedding guests commented on how much they loved our unique, thoughtful, personalized wedding ceremony!

    Briana
  • 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
  • One of the best choices we made for our wedding was booking with YH&M. We were fortunate enough to work with Shawn and Erica and they were absolutely phenomenal!!! We had a small intimate wedding and Shawn created an incredible ceremony for us and it fit us perfectly. Erica did an amazing job with the pictures and they all turned out great. All of our guests spoke so highly of the ceremony and the pictures! We highly recommend Shawn and Erica
    to anyone considering Young Hip & Married for their wedding!

    Cherrilyn Jimenez
  • We absolutely loved having Shawn and Erica be part of our special day. Shawn’s words about love, commitment and marriage during our elopement ceremony were so powerful and made our moment so much more meaningful. Erica’s positive energy made us enjoy and take our photos that much better. So lucky to have this beautiful couple marry us and capture our love!

    Sarita Basran
  • My wife and I decided to go with Young Hip and Married for our elopement and we couldn’t be happier. They were really responsive, and helped us through all the steps in the process. Shawn is an amazing officiant and Erica’s’ photos are breathtaking. I really recommend them if you want a special and unique ceremony.

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Daniel & Mayra
  • 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
  • The best option for a small, tailored wedding! Shawn our officiant was warm and well spoken. Erica, the photographer, was so personable and made us feel comfortable getting our photos taken (neither of us are one for the spot light). Would 100% recommend!

    Loved having Young Hip & Married officiate our wedding. Everything was tailored to us and what we wanted. They accommodated our early start time and made us feel so special on our big day. We used their photography services as well. We have not gotten the photos back just yet, but the photographer was such a joy to work with. She made us feel very comfortable and at ease. Neither of us like attention or the spotlight so having Erica and Shawn (photographer and officiant) be so warm and kind made us feel relaxed and free to just be in the moment.

    Kristin & Kylene
  • 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
  • We chose the elopement package for out wedding and it was perfect!
    Short and efficient but very intimate and sencere. Shawn did an amazing job, making our day special.
    Thank you❤️

    Martina & Andrew
  • Absolutely amazing! We booked Shawn for out August 2018 wedding- and are so pleased that we did! Shawn was easy to work with, gave great advice and was a complete pro the day of. We wanted a lighthearted ceremony and we wanted people to enjoy themselves. I work in the wedding industry and have seen many a boring ceremony that seemed like the officiant was using a generic template. Shawn made a personalized wedding just for us, and gave great tips for writing our own vows. Great communication over the TWO YEARS that we waited from booking until our wedding (haha!). Both the day of, and in the following weeks, we have had so many guests raving about what an awesome ceremony it was and how great the officiant was (and what rad shoes he wore!). I strongly believe the ceremony can set the tone for the entire wedding day, and Shawn did exactly this for us- we had an amazing wedding that was so much fun (the best in my mind- but I may be a bit biased!).

    Gabrielle & Joel
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • Shawn made everything go smoothly on our day. He calmed our nerves, helped us with our ceremony and vows. It was worth every penny to have him! We couldn’t be happier with the communication we had from day one. I highly recommend Shawn and this company.

    Ema-lee Beth
  • 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
  • Shawn was absolutely amazing! He was so flexible while writing our ceremony script and was really able to capture us! Everyone at our wedding couldn’t stop talking about how personal and powerfully Shawn spoke. Shawn was the perfect mix of funny, serious and outrageously well spoken. It felt like he had known us for years instead of just a few months.

    Emily
  • When we decided to elope, our expectations (when it came to finding an officiant and photographer) did not include anything close to the level of expertise we experienced with Shawn and Erica. It’s impossible to describe, except to say that they put such beautiful human touches on so many moments. We are extremely grateful to have been joined by Shawn and Erica on this day!

    Grover & Helen
  • Amazing. From start to finish it was exactly what we were looking for. Erica and Shawn were fun professional, knowledgeable and a dream to work with. Worth every penny and a memory to last. Did I mention we were married in a helicopter orbiting above Vancouver? Yep, they made that happen. Thank you very much you cooky kids; you did awesome.

    Sean
  • 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
  • We were extremely happy and fortunate to have you marry us. It was unfortunate with all the rain, however it was still a beautiful day and everything turned out fantastic – best day ever!

    Henry & Mel
  • Couldn’t have chosen a cooler, more professional, and awesome company than this. Was lucky enough to hire Shawn for our wedding , and he did nothing short of an amazing job. I would reccomend Young Hip & Married to absolutely anyone getting married.

    Justin & Kayla
  • My partner and I were married in a North Vancouver forest by Shawn and Erica was our photographer. We were looking for a very personal, private and intimate ceremony and that is exactly what we got. Shawn lead us through a beautiful ceremony and gave us some guidance before the ceremony that really helped my husband and I lock into each other and reason we were there together. Shawn has a way of guiding the ceremony, while stepping back enough for us to feel like we were there alone. This made it easy to be our authentic selves in that moment, there was no show. This naturally led to a flood of emotion for both of us, as we felt the weight of our love, the significance of our bond, and the deep appreciation and gratitude that we have for each other.

    Erica did a wonderful job of capturing the moment with beautiful and candid photographs of the ceremony and the hour following. The pictures are great!

    In addition to the wedding day, they were both very helpful prior to the wedding, helping when we asked for guidance (e.g., alternative ceremony locations for rainy day and where/how to get our marriage license). They always answered the phone when I called with a question. We really feel that they were there for us before and during the wedding.

    If you are considering a wedding officiant and/photographer we highly recommend Shawn and Erica. I cannot imagine a better couple to have there supporting a bride and groom on your wedding day. We are so grateful that Shawn and Erica were a part of this significant and special day.

  • 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
  • My husband and I were looking for an officiant that was thoughtful, organized and fun. Shawn is that person and we were lucky to get him. All of the suggestions from Shawn and Young Hip & Married really made the ceremony run smoothly and feel unique to us! We got many compliments from our guests and family afterwords. Thank you Shawn for such a wonderful experience. And thanks for getting us married!

    Ashleigh & Greg
  • My partner and I were married in a North Vancouver forest by Shawn and Erica was our photographer. We were looking for a very personal, private and intimate ceremony and that is exactly what we got. Shawn lead us through a beautiful ceremony and gave us some guidance before the ceremony that really helped my husband and I lock into each other and reason we were there together. Shawn has a way of guiding the ceremony, while stepping back enough for us to feel like we were there alone. This made it easy to be our authentic selves in that moment, there was no show. This naturally led to a flood of emotion for both of us, as we felt the weight of our love, the significance of our bond, and the deep appreciation and gratitude that we have for each other.

    Erica did a wonderful job of capturing the moment with beautiful and candid photographs of the ceremony and the hour following. The pictures are great!

    In addition to the wedding day, they were both very helpful prior to the wedding, helping when we asked for guidance (e.g., alternative ceremony locations for rainy day and where/how to get our marriage license). They always answered the phone when I called with a question. We really feel that they were there for us before and during the wedding.

    If you are considering a wedding officiant and/photographer we highly recommend Shawn and Erica. I cannot imagine a better couple to have there supporting a bride and groom on your wedding day. We are so grateful that Shawn and Erica were a part of this significant and special day.

    Kristin Wilson
  • Shawn was absolutely amazing! We eloped and it was amazing to have someone understand exactly what we were looking for. They had tons of options for amazing vows that we were able to pick from as well. I wouldn’t have changed a thing about our wedding day at all.
    Britt B
  • Shawn was absolutely fantastic! We had requested a simple legalization/elopement, and everything turned out exactly as we had imagined it. He showed up at our chosen vacation excited for us and ready to go. He was friendly and engaging with us and our two friends who were there to witness. The whole experience turned out to be a very happy and memorable one! I will definitely be recommending these guys to anyone I know getting married in the future.

    Brittany Manson
  • 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 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
  • Young Hip & Married brought so much ease to my big day! From start to finish they were professional, helpful and responsive. Shawn was an absolute pleasure to have officiate our wedding! He managed to swiftly juggle our ceremony with two toddlers pulling at each other, fighting for the attention. Worth every penny! Thanks again Young Hip and Married !! You guys rock!!

    Photo by Bake Photography

    Tarik & Kendra
  • We have nothing but kind words about our experience with Young Hip & Married. From the moment we met with Shawn, the process was seamless. Shawn was so helpful guiding us through the ceremony process, from the number of edits to assisting with the vows and how the ceremony should run. We don’t know how we would have done it without him. He customized the ceremony and it really felt like he had known us for forever. We had so many comments on how great and unique our ceremony was!! Going into a wedding, the ceremony is the most memorable part for the bride and groom and Shawn did everything to make us feel comfortable and at ease standing in front of 150 people. I would recommend Shawn and Young Hip & Married to anyone who is looking for an officiant. A million thanks!

    Sarah & Marc
  • We couldn’t be happier with our experience with Young, Hip & Married. Shawn is extremely thorough and professional. He is easy to communicate with and perfectly captured the tone we wanted to set for our ceremony. Highly, highly recommended!

    Jillian Oliver
  • 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
  • Shawn was incredible. He fully customized our ceremony and presented it amazingly! He helped use each with our vows and was very helpful in calming my nerves about public speaking. I’ve had many guests tell me that it was the best wedding ceremony they have ever been through and what I enjoy mostly from that is that it was 100% personalized to my husband and I. We had the guests laughing and crying the whole ceremony!! Honestly, if you don’t go with Shawn … you are crazy!

  • 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
  • Shawn was our officiant for our wedding (March 2017). Not only was he a joy to work with, he really helped us make our ceremony unique. Since the wedding, I’ve had tons of people comment on how amazing and captivating he truly was. Would definitely recommend him!

    Kengie Law
  • 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
  • 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
  • Such an amazing company with amazing people. Everyone we met and worked with at YH&M was so positive, encouraging, and full of great energy. We received lots of compliments after our ceremony (officiated by Shawn).

    Kimberly Dioszeghy
  • We had the most incredible laid back wedding hosted by Shawn Miller of Young Hip and Married. From the moment we first started talking about our ideas to the actual day, we had full support and communication from Shawn and the team. We are based in the U.K. and they worked with the time zone difference to organize Skype calls and used Google docs to write and annotate the wedding service. If you want a fully customizable, personal, laid back wedding, this is the company to use.

    Sarah & Phillip
  • 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

  • Shawn was amazing! We loved our wedding ceremony. The entire process was so professional yet personal. Shawn made our ceremony so unique and memorable. We laughed, we cried, and we felt so much love. Thank you Young Hip & Married for making our special day something we will never forget!

    Anderson De Santis
  • We had a 10/10 experience with Young Hip & Married! There was many bumps along the road with planning our wedding and Shawn was incredible with being super accommodating for us and planned and preformed an absolutely magically ceremony for us! We could not have been more pleased with our experience. We would 100% recommend to anyone looking for Young Hip & Married to marry them!

    Photo by Hannah Cummins

    Rebecca & Tanner
  • My now-husband and I picked three things that mattered most to us: the venue, photographer and officiant. We wanted a personal ceremony that reflected our story and values, and we got exactly that with Young Hip & Married. Shawn was our officiant and was polite and professional, easy to get a hold of, and we haven’t stopped receiving compliments about our ceremony. Our guests loved how personal it was, and we had total control over the entire script – including the vows we said as we exchanged rings, which was such a special thing for us. I can’t say enough good things! Thank you so much to this team!

    Jessi
  • 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
  • The BEST! I wish there were more than 5 stars because they deserve all the stars! Our wedding day could not have been any more perfect. They did a great job making it casual, personal, and unique. There was no stress, no complications, and tons of good vibes.

    Photo by Erica Miller Photogrpahy

    Photo by Erica Miller Photogrpahy

    Caitlin & Christopher
  • We were married May 13th, 2017 in Stanley Park and it was a wonderful experience. Shawn at Young Hip & Married is a fantastic officiant. The ceremony was exactly what we were looking for: relaxed, easy and fun. The photographer, Erica Miller was AMAZING. The photos turned out better then we expected. I would definitely recommend YH&M.

    Jodie LaFleur
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • My wife and I are wedding photographers, and as such we get the opportunity to work with a LOT of different wedding officiants! Rarely do we get the opportunity to work with someone as engaging and genuine as Shawn Miller from Young Hip & Married. His enthusiasm is plain to see, and he has a way of creating an intimate vibe with the wedding guests. Many officiants are not able to get an audience’s cooperation when requesting an unplugged ceremony, but Shawn had a way of requesting it that made guests feel more involved, and it made for a lively and captivating ceremony wherein the guests did not miss their devices. We look forward to the opportunity to work with Shawn again, or any of the other YH&M officiants, as I’m sure they all exhibit the same standard of care! Thank you Shawn, for creating a beautiful ceremony for us to photograph. And for looking like a bit of a rock star in the pics!  – Matt of Pebble & Pine Photography

    Matt Neumann
  • Shawn exceeded our already high expectations and made our ceremony romantic and light hearted. We had guests approach us afterwards saying how interactive and engaging the ceremony was. It was truly one of our guests’ favourite moments throughout the evening. I would HIGHLY recommend Shawn and his team to everyone.

    Daralan Hubbard
  • We could not have asked for a better experience working with Young Hip & Married. Shawn was there every step of the way to guide us through planning the ceremony. We felt going into our day that he had helped to create a ceremony that really felt like us. On the day, we were even more blown away! We would not have changed one thing, it was perfect. If you are getting married you will not be disappointed booking with Young Hip & Married!!

    Laura Willms
  • 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
  • We were SO pleased with YHM! Shawn was our officiant and was great to work with. He collaborated with us to customize our ceremony. He also did a fantastic job facilitating and taking charge of our rehearsal. On our wedding day day, Shawn was fantastic. His kind energy put everyone at ease and he was very charismatic and engaging. Our guests were blown away by our ceremony and I would recommend Shawn to any couple needing an officiant!

    Nicky
  • 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 couldn’t have asked for a better experience with a wedding officiant. Shawn from YH&M was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this company. Not only will they marry you however you want, they are great, down to earth people. The best of the best!
    Sophia Milette
  • I was one of the many couples at Robson’s Square on Valentine’s. I just wanted to say again how thankful I am for what you guys did there. I am sure that all those involved are still exhausted and horse from that days events, but I sincerely hope that your views of that day were not changed! I must confess when I woke up that morning I had no idea I was going to get married, but even if I had known I couldn’t have pictured a more beautiful ceremony, or have found more perfect vows! Thank you so much Shawn Miller for marrying us! Though we had not met before, you spoke to us as old friends, easing our nerves, and even making us laugh. We were by know means the first couple you married that day, but you performed our ceremony as though we were. When you spoke the crowd around us melted away and there was only us three. It was absolute perfection! My only wish now is that I had a copy of those beautiful vows you helped us recite. In the moment I knew what I was saying was right with all my heart! Now that the moment has passed however, I can’t seem to remember them as eloquently as I should. I know it may seem silly seeing as you probably said the same words to every couple there that day but to me those words were meant for us and they are the words I would like to tell my grandchildren I said to their grandpa however many Valentine’s Days ago. My deepest and sincerest thanks to Shawn and everyone involved at Young Hip and Married. I really do hope you can continue this tradition though I do understand the event surely has taken off. In any case I will be sure to recommend Young Hip and Married to anyone getting married! You guys have started our lives together on the best note possible!

    Kimberley
  • 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
  • Shawn Miller crafted an amazing ceremony for my wife and I and he was incredible to work with throughout the entire process!

    Travis Harrison
  • AMAZING!! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this company, from initial contact to end of photography with Erica it was all perfect and couldn’t have asked for any improvements. Shawn and Erica are some of the most genuine individuals that we have ever come across. They truly are in this business for the right reasons and their passion is obvious. Our guests were all impressed with officiant services, very personalized and fun. Thank you so much so happy I found Young Hip and Married website!

    Kyla and Scott
  • Shawn was amazing. He was friendly and helpful. Our ceremony was simple and quick and exactly what we wanted. If you are not sure with what service you want then they are very helpful.

    Corinne Lee
  • Shawn was the best officiant we could have hoped for! Our ceremony was perfect and went very smoothly. Shawn kept in contact with us and made sure we were calm and comfortable. He said some great words to begin our ceremony too. Thanks for being so awesome!!

    Jessica Sigurdson
  • 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