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Sarah Schwartz (she/her)

I believe that a wedding ceremony should capture the magic of each individual couple. Meeting couples and crafting ceremonies that reflect who they are is a joy and an honour.

I’m a writer at heart, and when one of my best friends asked me to perform her wedding ceremony a few summers back, all I could think was—this is my “words” Olympics! Crafting just the right words to capture the love story I had witnessed unfold from the very beginning was a sacred task I delighted in every minute of.

My favourite part of the wedding ceremony is when the couple first locks eyes as one walks down the aisle. The look they exchange is always unique to the couple — like they are communicating whole paragraphs without saying a word.

When I’m not officiating weddings, I work for a non-profit that helps stabilize vulnerable families. Outside of that, you can find me scoping out the newest local coffee shop, planning a friend’s birthday party (I love going big on party planning) or spending time with my family in Oregon’s wine country.

I enjoy helping couples stay present in the process of wedding planning. Staying true to yourself and your relationship is the most important thing.

I look forward to meeting you and working with you to create a ceremony that captures the magic of who you two are—where you started, who you are now, and the life you envision together. I’d love to grab a cup of coffee & hear your story!

  • “Sarah is personable and easy to work with. She is articulate, intelligent, and quick-witted. She sat down with us a few months before our wedding to learn more about us so that she could capture “us” in the ceremony, which she did perfectly. She wrote and performed a beautiful ceremony that fit us and our wishes (and all in 30 minutes!) We have gotten so many compliments from family and friends about how beautiful and moving our ceremony was, and this was all thanks to Sarah’s careful planning and execution. Sarah made the ceremony about us, but maintained a commanding and professional presence and we highly recommend her.”

    Natalie Higgins
  • We were beyond pleased to work with Young, Hip & Married. We had less than two weeks to find an officiant for our small elopement ceremony. Sarah came out on our wedding day and did a wonderful job. She was so warm and friendly. I highly recommend!

    Erika & John