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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

 
  • I recommend Young Hip and Married. The experience far exceeded expectations and they made it perfect for our special day and situation (covid… our kids only). Thanks for facilitating and enhancing our wedding… which is now a great life memory.

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Luke & Nicole
  • 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
  • We had a wonderful experience with Shawn. He tailored our ceremony to be specific and unique to us which was so meaningful. We had many guests ask how long we had known Shawn as it seemed like he was an old friend. They were shocked to find out that we had just met through the wedding planning process. Would thoroughly recommend using him as your officiant.

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

    Jeff & Jenn
  • I loved the short ceremony Shawn performed for my daughter’s wedding. It was touching, inspiring and unique. And Erica was a fabulous wedding photographer. I would highly recommend them as a team!

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

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

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

    by Erica Miller Photography

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

    Katrina & William
  • 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
  • Young Hip and Married had already been recommended to us for their amazing officiants, but when we decided to elope this summer, we chose an elopement and photography package and couldn’t have been happier. We knew we wanted a mountaintop elopement, and were open to a hike, but didn’t have a specific location in mind. YHM were quick to help us figure out a location, and when that trail was closed on the date of our wedding, it was Erica and Shawn who came up with an excellent backup plan. Shawn’s ceremony was exactly what we didn’t know we were looking for, and Erica’s photography is stunning. They were both so warm, friendly and professional. They made our small, intimate wedding feel so special.

    Kirsten & Cameron
  • We were thrilled with the service from Young Hip and Married for our small, intimate wedding. We contacted them on quite short notice and they were extremely accommodating. They were thoughtful, caring, and easy to communicate with. On the day of our wedding, Shawn was organized, expert, and relaxed. We had an incredibly special and memorable ceremony, without going through great pains to explain ahead of time what we were looking for. Would HIGHLY recommend if you want a clear, professional planning process, and an intimate, meaningful day-of!

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

    Katrina & William
  • 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 had an amazing experience with Young Hip & Married and cannot recommend them enough. Shawn was very communicative and made everything stress free. He gave us tips on how to write our own vows and a step by step guide of what to expect on the day. Shawn is absolutely terrific! He made our ceremony absolutely perfect and we can’t thank him enough; especially for calming us with the deep breaths and the beautiful words he spoke at our ceremony. All our guests were ranting and raving about how incredible our officiant was and if they were to get married that’s who they would want officiating it.

    Chelsea & Kyle
  • 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
  • From initial contact with Rebecca and onto our officiant, Shawn, and photographer, Erica, we felt welcomed and relaxed with the whole process! We really wanted it to feel like an intimate, elopement-style wedding but it ended up being so much more. Our location at the Nitobe Gardens felt really special, and the arrival of the team calmed down our nerves and helped us really focus on the moment between just the two of us. We had so many compliments from our guests on how wonderful and impressive Shawn was! As we didn’t know the script beyond our own vows, it ended up being very beautiful and customized based on us! After the ceremony, Erica did a great job helping us round everyone up for group photos. She also was very personable and does her job with ease! Hands down we will recommend you guys to our friends!

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

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

    Emma & Elliott
  • 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
  • We decide to do a Covid year wedding since we had no idea when things will get back to normal again. However, this choice came with a lot of changes along the way during our planning phase. Young Hip & Married went above and beyond accommodating all our date, time, and location changes. We bombarded them with a ton of e-mails, and was all answered with kindness and patience. Shawn was beyond amazing marrying us. He was so genuine, and his bubbly personality and wonderful speech really made the day even better than it was. Emily delivered us wonderful pictures that told our story of that morning, and she delivered sneak peaks to us immediately just because I needed to share it with family overseas. I would definitely recommend them to couples seeking to get married with little hassle!

    by Emily Nicole Photos

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

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

    Ashley Douglas
  • 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
  • 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
  • From the very first day we met Shawn, we knew our ceremony was going to be prefect! He listened and understood what we wanted and made it so personal. He was patient with us on editing the draft and was super helpful at explaining why he did certain things, but changed it if we wanted to. Yes, they are more expensive than a government marriage commissioner, but it is well worth it. All my guests said they LOVED the ceremony (and so did we)!!!!

    Jennifer & Joshua
  • It was a wonderful experience! They were professional and eager to please! Amazing pictures and memories! Highly recommend!

    David & AJ
  • Shawn Miller performed our ceremony and he executed it perfectly – exactly what we wanted for our big day! He customised our ceremony to suit our personalities and it was very fun and engaging but captured the importance of the decision we were making to spend our lives together. Our guests commented over and over again on how much they enjoyed our ceremony! I would recommend Young Hip and married to anyone getting married – especially if you want something a little bit extraordinary! Thank you so much Shawn!

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

    Karl & Carlen
  • 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
  • We spent quite a bit of time researching wedding officiants in Vancouver and we are so glad that we met with Shawn Miller.

    Together, we worked to customize an entire ceremony that was completely and genuinely us. His infinite patience and creativity had all our guests talking about how sincere and refreshing it was to attend a wedding where the officiant spoke like he actually got the chance to get to know the couple and engaged with those gathered to witness the marriage. Shawn’s advice and guidance was invaluable when planning the big day and we are one of the lucky few that can say our ceremony started right on time!

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

    Kim & Kevin
  • We 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

  • We had Shawn officiate our wedding on Aug 21st and he was amazing! We changed our wedding to a small elopement ceremony and Young Hip & Married was beyond accommodating with changing our wedding date (twice!) and downgrading our package. Shawn had an amazing energy, beautiful words… he just made the whole experience that much better. Our families were so impressed! Would absolutely refer them to anyone 🙂

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

    Caitlin & Christophe
  • 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
  • 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
  • We had a very small, intimate wedding. Having Shawn, as our officiant, and Erica, as our photographer, felt like we had two more close friends at our ceremony. Both instantly put us at ease and never made us feel rushed or anxious. Shawn’s words were so touching and heart felt, it seemed like he had known us for ages. Erica knew what our wishes were and stuck to them without making anyone else feel uncomfortable. We spent the first couple of hours as husband and wife, walking along the sea wall with Erica, and I can’t imagine it any other way. Our wedding was perfect and even more special than I ever could have imagined. Thank you so much Shawn and Erica! You are amazing!

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

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

    Lorenzo & Laura
  • Everything was very lovely, Shawn and Erica were also very friendly. I had a great time. I was worried while planning this wedding about the covid restrictions and about what could happen but everything was soo smooth! Would recommend!

    Crystal & Joel-Peter
  • Like everyone else this year, we had to cancel the big wedding and wanted to elope in a special way with just the two us. We couldn’t have picked a better company to help us through with that! Our helicopter elopement was everything we could have ever hoped for and it was a perfect (and SUPER romantic!) way to tie the knot. Daniel and I want to send our warmest thank you to Shawn & Erica. We couldn’t recommend you more! <3

    Gia & Daniel
  • 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
  • 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 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 a very memorable day!

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

    Michael & Crystal
  • We received a quick response from Young Hip & Married when we inquired about their elopement photography package. Everything was communicated through e-mail but you could still feel how genuine and kind everyone was. The whole process was easy and it even came with a wedding vow course which actually helped a lot! Thank you Erica, Shawn and the rest of the team for making our day so special.

    Angel & Brandon
  • 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
  • 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
  • Great personal touch and service. Shawn went above and beyond in planning and working with us to create a unique and authentic ceremony.

    Guy & Jen
  • Shawn made the process so simple and easy. We received nothing but compliments with his services, everyone loved it. He told a story, our story and it meant a lot to family and friends. Thanks for everything Shawn!

    by Kristina Dean Photography

    Miles & Nicole
  • We had Shawn as our officiant for our wedding. We cannot say enough good things about Shawn and YH&M! We had to postpone our May 2020 wedding to May 2021 due to covid, and Shawn was so understanding, flexible, and supportive during the re-planning process. We had access to our ceremony script, which we could edit on google docs as needed. Shawn worked with us to figure out what type of ceremony we wanted, and gave us ideas and prompts for the script. Shawn was absolutely amazing for the rehearsal and ceremony and he was such a calming presence on our wedding day. We 100% recommend Shawn and Young Hip and Married!

    Jenelle & Stuart
  • 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
  • We were blessed to have Shawn officiate our marriage! The whole journey from meeting them via zoom, and going through the process of writing vows and planning the coordinates was so hassle free! We are very grateful to have them to be part of our wedding journey! Shawn was early in the location making sure everyone feels welcome. He is very professional and very kind. Before the event starts, he came out to find me and re-assure me that everything is perfect and that everything is right on time. 5/5 star is not enough, should be 10/10 🙂

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

    by Erica Miller Photography

    Andrew & Tara
  • Shawn 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
  • We chose the elopement + photography package which included the wedding ceremony (vows, ring exchange, signing of papers) followed by 1 hr of photo’s. It was perfect from start to finish! Erica our photographer was so fun and knew exactly the style we wanted. Shawn was our officiant and he was so down to earth and kind. It was a bonus that they are a husband and wife duo! Couldn’t be any happier with choosing Young, Hip and Married for our special day.

    Codee & Jamieson
  • I knew when we were planning our wedding that I did not want a cookie cutter wedding ceremony where you regurgitate words that you ‘have to say.’ I contacted YH&M and in walked SHAWN. Honestly, it was one of the best decisions we made!!! He was AMAZING!! We worked together to create a ceremony that was personal and heartfelt and that is exactly what our guests felt. We received so much positive feedback about our ceremony saying how ‘US’ it was and how great SHAWN was. Shawn was open to all the suggestions I made (even if that meant letting the best man read some lines in French 🙂 I cannot recommend YH&M and SHAWN enough!!! Seriously, it is soooo WORTH IT!!!

    Chelsea & Julien
  • When planning our wedding we knew early on that we wanted to put a focus on the ceremony, and really have the opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the evening. Finding an officiant that did not just read out one of five set ceremonies was a huge deal, thankfully we found Young Hip & Married. We were able to customize the ceremony to engage our guests, instead of generic thoughts of love and marriage, we were able to share and laugh about how we met, talk about how we fell in love and really connect. Our officiant Shawn was so easy to work with, he was fun and engaging with us getting us ready for the big day. As well despite the fact he was always jumping from wedding to wedding when he was there helping us with our rehearsal and patiently waiting for late guests to arrive before we walked down the aisle he was always present and invested. The actual ceremony was wonderful, it could not have gone any better, it felt genuine and truly helped show our guests who we were as a couple. I have been told many times in the 4 weeks since our wedding by guests that they had never actually enjoyed a wedding ceremony that much, it is defiantly my favourite memory from the day! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!! Thank you Shawn and Young Hip & Married.

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

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

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

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

    Hayle & Jeremy
  • 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 were beyond happy with the service provided, it felt like our officiant was someone who knew us well and wrote such special words. We had the 10 person elopement package and would 100% recommend this company/package to anyone looking to get married!

    Sarah & Benjamin
  • 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
  • Was recommended by a friend who had used their services. We were extremely happy with the results from start to finish. From the simple back and forth via email to get to know us right up to the rehearsal and eventual ceremony to taking care of all documentation, it really was seamless and easy going. Shawn tailored the ceremony exactly how we wanted it to be and based on the compliments received from our guests, the ceremony was a success and enjoyed by all. We highly recommend YH&M!

    Jean Michael & Tamara
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Great experience right from the start! I am so happy we went with this company. Our day was so intimate and special. Shawn is amazing at what he does and I am so happy we found him.

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

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

    Adam & Shawna
  • 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
  • As many can relate, organizing a wedding (no matter the size) can be quite a daunting task, including finding a great officiant. We are incredibly happy we stumbled upon YHM, as they provided us with quick and the uttermost smooth service, and hooked us up with a fantastic officiant! Shawn went above and beyond what we expected, and allowed us to have a wonderful moment in life at a beautiful location. Definitely recommend them, as their pricing is very fair too.

    Pavel & Yuki
  • My Mother-in-Law is still talking about the cool boots that Shawn wore. More importantly though he tailored his service to maximize the amount of time we had for pictures in the cool setting where we got married.

    Liz & Zach
  • 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