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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

 
  • In the short time prior to our wedding when we first contacted Young, Hip & Married, they were quick to get back to us and put everything together. Shaun showed up on time and was able to breathe a little air into the situation and calm both me and my wife. The ceremony was great and most people’s favorite memory of the evening. Even though we had been married in Mexico a month prior, we wanted to do something special at our Vancouver reception and Shaun came through in spades!! Thanks again!

    Justin & Lolita
  • 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
  • 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
  • Honestly the best wedding officiants in Vancouver and quite possibly the world. The fact that they continue to grow and serve more and more couples speaks volumes for Shawn’s vision and his commitment to his clients. I love documenting weddings in Vancouver when Shawn or one of his incredible wedding officiants are involved. I’m excited for the future of Young Hip & Married and wish Shawn, Erica, Jane, and the whole team a beautiful 2021.

     

    Sachin Khona (Vancouver Photographer)
  • 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
  • My husband Al and I were lucky enough to have Shawn and Erica as our officiant and photographer! I have leukemia and my treatment is not going so well, and my biggest wish was to marry my fiance Al. The generosity of Young Hip & Married, Shawn, Erica and Rebecca made this happen for us and in really short notice too! We did a helicopter elopement, and Shawn and Erica were so much fun and we had the best experience imaginable. We highly, highly recommend Young Hip & Married!!!

    Ffion & Al
  • 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 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
  • Wonderful people, very relaxed! Made my small, chill wedding very fun with no stress as they were both knowledgeable about their art while being open to our ideas as well. Would definitely recommend for people who are looking for an officiant and photographer for a laid-back ceremony without any added stress. Thank you Shawn and Erica!

    Taylor Henkel
  • Young, Hip and Married exceeded our expectations in every area! Shawn and Erica are both so personable that even though we had never met face to face until moments before we were getting married, we felt as though we were spending time with old friends. Quality time! Shawn hit the mark so dead on in the words he spoke during our ceremony that one would wonder if he had been following us around for years in preparation. Erica took the photos for us and made our family feel completely at ease. We enjoyed the most laid back wedding day that suited our personalities completely, we wouldn’t change one thing and are so grateful for the experience! If we could tell the world how awesome this was we would, I have even been suggesting people marry strangers just to get in on it:) Thanks!

    Darcy Arnold
  • We used Young Hip and Married for our wedding ceremony and had the extraordinary pleasure of working with Shawn. The highest compliment I can pay Shawn is that after the ceremony, we had many friends come up to us and ask how long we had known him. We met with him once and worked online with him for the ceremony. What Shawn produced was an amazing and personal ceremony that me and my wife will never forget. Throughout the ceremony, there were tears and laughter. What Shawn had written for us was intimate, profound and perfectly us. It was my favourite part of the day and we have Shawn to thank for that. I would not hesitate to recommend Shawn and Young Hip and Married to anyone that will listen. They are extremely professional and will work with you to have a ceremony that people won’t forget.

  • 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
  • Shawn was amazing! He showed up on time and knew exactly what to do. I hadn’t spoken to him on the phone or in person but he said our vows like he knew us for years. I couldn’t stop saying to my guests how thankful we were that he was our officiant. Our guests loved him too. Shawn helped make our day amazing! Thank you, Young Hip & Married.

    Kirsten Kostyniuk
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shawn was absolutely amazing! It was raining on our special day..but Shawn made it seem like there wasnt a drop in the sky. His words soothed the crowd..and everyone was in the present moment sharing laughs and tears together. Shawn kept it light, romantic, and fun…just what we asked for. Our day was perfect. Thanks so much Shawn; we appreciate it more than you know.

    Tanya
  • I had been following Young Hip & Married for a few years, always impressed with their annual “Love In the Square” elopement event held on Valentine’s Day. When my partner & I decided to get married, there was no hesitation in choosing to work with YH&M! We wanted a quiet, simple, no-frills moment to celebrate our union, and YH&M delivered that. Shawn, our officiant, and Erica, our photographer are the ultimate power couple! Both super sweet, they took excellent care of us. They suggested the perfect quiet spot in the forest, and gave us a beautiful ceremony. The wedding vows course was an added bonus! So helpful. Considering we didn’t exchange rings or anything like that, our vows were the focal point of our day. The course helped us make sure they would be perfect. YH&M was such an easy choice for our special day.

    Julie & Wes
  • 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!

  • 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 were definitely happy we went with Young Hip & Married and we would recommend them 1000% to anyone looking to get married. We had to plan our ceremony on short notice and they were able to accommodate the date and location we wanted, as well as a few last minute tweaks to the ceremony. The vow writing course was very useful and helped make our vows all the more meaningful. Shawn and Erica are a great team and they will help make your big day so sweet and memorable.
    Grace & Pauric
  • We chose the elopement package for our wedding; it was perfect and fun. Thank you so much Shawn and Erica!

    Katie Zaloga
  • 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
  • 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
  • Young Hip & Married was amazing from the start to finish. We went with the elopement/photography package and it was perfect. We eloped in West Vancouver at Whytecliff Park; had Shawn & Erica Miller as our officiant/photographer. They are both extremely professional, friendly & HIP! They made our day very special, laid back, but most of all- they customized it to exactly what we wanted for our special day. Wouldn’t change one thing about our wedding day & highly recommend this company!!!

    Brooke & Curtis
  • 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 had an amazing experience with Young Hip and Married. We had Shawn Miller as our officiant, and we couldn’t be happier! He was kind, personable, communicative and attentive. YHM created a unique ceremony tailored to our personalities and hobbies, and Shawn did an amazing job telling “our story”. Our ceremony was funny, entertaining, romantic all in one, and people thought that Shawn had known us for years! It wasn’t the “boring” ceremony you hear at weddings, and I love that he gave us a script and asked us questions along the way. I love the fact that we also have a copy of it; I will print it out and put it in a wedding book 🙂 If you are thinking of hiring YHM for your wedding, DO IT! You won’t regret it! Thank you so so much Shawn 🙂

    Melissa & Steven
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shawn was fantastic in every aspect. I recommend to everyone.

    Stefan & Courtney
  • 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
  • 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
  • Our elopement couldn’t have been more perfect! It was just what we wanted with a quiet and beautiful location, and the ceremony was very intimate and special. YH&M were so friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. Thank you Shawn and Erica for helping to make this the most memorable day of our lives! It turned out even better than we had hoped.

    Photo by Erica Miller Photography

    Janna Hsieh
  • 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
  • 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
  • My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Shawn when planning our elopement this past summer and owe him a long overdue thank you! Shawn was incredibly personable and accommodating and we absolutely loved his laidback attitude and sense of adventure when telling him about our elopement plans, ‘Helicopter ride to a mountain top to profess your love, no big deal!’ He played a huge role in creating a fun and stress-free experience and we credit him for helping to make our day as memorable and enjoyable as it was. Thank you for everything!

    Amy
  • 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
  • We are so glad we chose Young Hip & Married for our elopement. We felt comfortable and at ease from the moment we met Shawn and Erica. The ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The photos are incredible too!

    Rebekah Nelson
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • It was a wonderful experience! They were professional and eager to please! Amazing pictures and memories! Highly recommend!

    David & AJ
  • 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
  • Young Hip & Married were incredible. I asked my Fiancé want she wanted for Christmas this year and she said, to be married… And within 2 weeks we were married, due to the excellent and professional services that we received from Young Hip & Married. We contacted them, and in less then a day, they reached out and told us about their great & awesome services … My Fiancé and I considered our options and picked the elopement package… Short simple and yet very professional and one hell of a great job. It was as though Shawn had known Megan and I for decades… Shawn is a gifted speaker, and we recommend them with all our heart. Young Hip and Married are the way of the future. They crushed it. Thank you Young Hip & Married!

    Quinn & Meg
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Working with Shawn and Erica of Young Hip & Married was so awesome! There was so much excitement and high energy right before the ceremony and it was Shawn’s impromptu introduction that really brought us into the moment, setting the soulful intention and deep connected feeling for our ceremony. Even though he had never met us, it was like Shawn really knew us and got what we were all about. The ceremony was so personal and it was really reflective of our values and wants as a couple. We could not be more thrilled. Working with Erica for the photography was equally as awesome. She put us totally at ease and was up for all the silly photo ideas we had. She even walked over to the Olympic stage to take photos of us having our “first dance” at a public concert. Seriously, we can’t say enough good things about Shawn, Erica, and the YH&M Team. We are so happy that they were a part of our joy and we highly recommend them to anyone looking for a unique and personal wedding experience.

    Kate
  • Our parents thought we were crazy when we said we wanted to fly Shawn up to Powell River to officiate our wedding. Within moments of Shawn running through the rehearsal, they understood why and were happy we did! Shawn was DEFINITELY the highlight of our day! The ceremony was more than we could have imagined or even come close to constructing ourselves. Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding, Shawn. You are doing amazing work and our only hope is that you’re still around in 10 years to renew our vows (hopefully next time in Hawaii).

    Jess & Chris
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excellent customer service! Provided us with insight to help us problem solve for a covid wedding, great introductions, professional attitude and very smooth flowing and flexible ceremony. They offer a vow course which helped us make our vows special and kept us on track.

    Katelyn & Stephen
  • 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
  • Our first meeting with Shawn from Young Hip & Married confirmed that we were working with a caring and professional officiant. We went with the Rocking Wedding package and were so happy with the level of detail and the way that our personal story was told throughout the ceremony. Shawn was easy to get a hold of and always responded quickly to our questions. Our wedding hit a major hiccup when our venue was vandalized and we had to find a new location for our ceremony and reception. Shawn did everything to make sure that his part in our wedding caused no additional stress. He was flexible with the location and timeline for the day, assured us that he would adjust his intro to suit our new location, and took in stride that our wedding took place outside in a downpour of rain. Our ceremony went smoothly, beautifully, and was so meaningful to us both! We couldn’t recommend Shawn more!

    Nicole & Alexander
  • 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
  • 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 the pleasure of being married by Shawn Miller. He created a unique ceremony for our family as we were blending ours and were including our five children in our ceremony! He took the time to get to know each of us personally and realized that we had a very unique situation and went out of his way to make our day extremely special, and for that we are forever grateful. 🙂 The special flower ceremony that he created for us to include made each of the children feel special and unique and helped unite us as a family. We loved our day …. it was perfect. xo

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • We had a wonderful experience. Shawn happily endured some wild weather for our dramatic outdoor ceremony. I feel that he did a good job of quickly reading our personalities and providing a service that was just right for us.
    Erin & John
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Miller crafted an amazing ceremony for my wife and I and he was incredible to work with throughout the entire process!

    Travis Harrison
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • We had the pleasure of having Shawn as our officiant for our ceremony. From the start, our experience with YH&M has been top notch. After our initial conversation over the phone, Shawn sent us a personalized greeting video to introduce himself and give us more information on the process. This gesture blew us away. After that, Shawn worked with us on the draft for our ceremony up until the week of the wedding. On the wedding day, Shawn showed up early and helped us quickly go through the steps for the ceremony (we did not have him at our rehearsal). The ceremony went amazing. Shawn helped guests (and the bridal party) ease into the ceremony with a fun ice breaker which really set the tone (another WOW factor). The ceremony went flawlessly: not too long, not too short, guests were engaged, people laughed, people cried. After the ceremony, we had countless guests tell us how great Shawn was. We would definitely recommend YH&M to any couple who are looking for an officiant for their ceremony. YH&M is a bit pricier than what you would normally expect to pay but they are well worth the money. The ceremony couldn’t have gone any better! Thanks YH&M and Shawn!!

    Thomas & Holly
  • 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 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
  • We had the best experience with them. They helped us to create the perfect wedding even during these difficult times. We are really grateful.

    Maria & Peter
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • My fiancé and I were planning to elope and we were in search of an officiant and photographer in Vancouver. I stumbled across YH&M on the internet and they seemed the perfect fit. We wanted a simple, sweet ceremony sans religious overtones. We hoped to find someone that would reflect our sensibilities -creative/contemporary/cool. Shawn and his wife Erica were perfect!! Since we are from California & unfamiliar with Vancouver, they were extremely helpful in finding where we could procure our marriage license close to the hotel. They were also flexible about our location and allowed us to confirm within 24 hours of the scheduled ceremony. We wanted to visit the site we had chosen via pictures to be certain it was exactly what we wanted. They were on site prior to our scheduled time and ready to go as soon as we were. It was so nice to finally meet them in person after communicating with them via emails. We couldn’t have felt more comfortable! Our ceremony went off without a hitch- we managed to get a couple bicyclists to be witnesses 🙂 Erica stayed with us after the ceremony and we took loads of pictures. She couldn’t be nicer and really put us at ease. We got some great pictures out of the experience that we are free to use as desired. We both felt the value for the service was incredible. We were extremely happy with the entire experience with them, and would highly recommend their services to anyone!!

    Kathie & Scott
  • 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
  • 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
  • My wife and I could not have been happier with our experience with YH&M over the course of planning our wedding and the day itself. They were exceptionally accommodating as our plans changed with COVID, and Jackie-Deane provided fantastic customer service throughout. Shawn provided the perfect energy and feeling we had hoped for during the ceremony itself, which was personalized to us as a couple and our story. Could not more highly recommend YH&M as a great addition to your wedding day.

    Tom & Katherine
  • 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
  • We wanted to express our sincere thanks for the most wonderful, exclusive wedding anyone could wish for. Thank you Erica and Shawn for sharing our special moment.

    Neena & Harjinder
  • 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
  • Shawn Miller was the officiant at my brother’s wedding as well as a good friend’s wedding about 5 years ago; his charisma and style left a lasting impression on my now husband and I. While planning our wedding years later, we had the pleasure of attending quite a few weddings, so we kept our eyes open for a great officiant but none could compare to Shawn that we had seen years ago. When we met with him the first time, he made us feel relaxed and comfortable; it was an easy choice. He took the time to get to know us and craft a ceremony that felt personal to the both of us. Furthermore, he offered us both help with writing our vows. Shawn did not disappoint; our ceremony was amazing and we had numerous people ask us how we found him! We would highly recommend his services; you won’t regret it!!

    Jenna & Doug
  • Honestly we were so pleased with our little covid wedding. Many changes had to take place to finally get a wedding, but we are so thrilled with how it turned out, and how accommodating Young Hip and Married were. Shawn was so magnetic and engaging; he had us so present in the moment. The few guests we had, and who watched the ceremony virtually, thought Shawn had been our friend for years, when in fact we had never spoke before that morning!! I can’t express how great it was for someone to be so comfortable in their job, and just know the perfect things to say. I will 100% tell all of my friends.

    Suzanne & Andrew
  • We had Shawn from Young Hip & Married at our wedding – he was everything we could have wanted and more! Really set the vibe we were looking for and everyone loved him! Highly recommend them 🙂

    Kelsey & Sean
  • 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
  • I couldn’t have asked for a better day! The Young Hip and Married team took care of everything for our small heli-elopement. It was the no stress wedding we were dreaming of. Shawn did a great job officiating and made us both feel comfortable and we were touched by his words. Erica’s photos turned out so beautiful. We couldn’t have asked for anything more !

    Megan & Kyle
  • Shawn officiated our wedding. We couldn’t be happier with our experience. Shawn was very professional throughout the process and took the time to get to know us so that he could tailor our ceremony to suit our personalities. The ceremony was perfect and it felt “very us.” We had numerous people come to us after the wedding and ask if Shawn was a friend of ours because the ceremony felt that personal. I would highly recommend using this company for your wedding.

    Stacy Shields
  • 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
  • Shawn and the rest of the Young Hip & Married Team were an absolute dream to work with!! We are still buzzing from our big day. Thanks for making our elopement in the woods so very special! I would highly recommend the Young Hip & Married team and eloping/micro weddings to all! Shawn was the most chill and down to earth officiant! He was the perfect fit to marry my hubby and I. Thanks again for everything you did!

    Taryn & Daniel
  • 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