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Fanuel and Melissa

Jinnae has a wonderful gift. We found her through Yelp/Google searches to find an officiant in the area. We were complete strangers, but when we met with her in person it felt so comfortable. We connected right away and she was genuinely interested in our story. I was impressed with how she took in our stories and flawlessly incorporated it into our ceremony. She has the ability to tell stories as if she has known us for many years. My family members and friends said that they really enjoyed the ceremony and specifically told me how good our officiant was. They felt touched and couldn’t hold back the tears. That was what I was going for! I wanted everyone to come and be inspired by Love… and Jinnae helped create that experience for us. I definitely recommend her! -Cheers!
~Melissa and Fanuel Oduor


View More: http://jackvu.pass.us/weddingdanielnatalieWe knew from the very moment on Skype, when Jinnae described her belief in what a ceremony should mean, that she was the perfect person to guide us during our union. We could feel Jinnae’s warm, supportive,and strong energy and knew that she was exactly who we wanted for our wedding ceremony. Before we met Jinnae, we were worried that hiring an officiant we did not know might feel impersonal, but she proved us wrong. Jinnae did an extraordinary job of getting to know each of us and our love for each other, and incorporating all of that into our ceremony. We wanted a ceremony that felt powerful, personal and yet very much a ceremony people would recognize as traditional to our culture. Jinnae did all of this and so much more. We received so many compliments on the ceremony, which is doubly impressive given that there was a major heat wave and it was an outdoor wedding! Everyone has, and continues to, compliment us on the ceremony and tell us how much they loved it. They shared stories of how much it moved them (my aunt told me that her husband, who never cries, cried during the ceremony). People kept asking how we knew Jinnae, expecting “she’s an old family friend” as an explanation, because she was personal, heart-felt, and powerful in her words.

We made many decisions while planning our wedding, but the best decision we made was inviting Jinnae to lead our ceremony. ~Natalie and Daniel Ostrowski
Linda and Bob

Jinnae was the architect of our ceremony and the foundation for our wedding day. From our first meeting, she was focused on providing a singular, personal experience for us. She asked questions that spoke to the depth and truth of our relationship. She used these answers to share the story of our romance on our big day.

It was important to Jinnae that our friends and family be active participants in the ceremony. She accomplished this and more. The entire gathering stood and performed the Four Directions ritual along with us. They spoke aloud their support for our union and love for each other. The vows she wrote and selected seemed more like words spoken directly from our hearts and souls. Jinnae made the ceremony one of the most memorable, special events in our entire lives. Many guests said it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever attended. We are truly grateful for the gifts of love, beauty, energy and spirituality Jinnae gave us that glorious day. ~ Linda and Bob Kirkland

Celia and Josue

Jinnae performed our wedding ceremony and we were blown away. She was very patient and helpful through everything as we were coming up to the wedding. She was very professional and, with her many years of experience, she made everything easy and stress-free, guiding us through the process. We are multi cultural (Chinese & Mexican) and had strong values which she tied in beautifully in the ceremony. Our favorite part was how she was able to personalize our ceremony, which made us really connect with her words emotionally and spiritually. We always felt loved through the whole process! We would recommend her to anyone! ~ Celia & Josue


My experience with Jinnae Anderson was awesome! She wrote a deeply moving ceremony that fulfilled our spiritual needs, as a church wedding was not our preference. It was exactly what we wanted: meaningful, personal, and sacred. We incorporated some non-traditional aspects such as a sand ceremony and a Native American blessing.
Jinnae’s presentation was very professional, heartfelt and moving for everyone. I had numerous guests inquire as to where I found her! On top of it all, Jinnae was extremely easy to work with. We met once to work out all of our wants and needs. From there Jinnae wrote the ceremony, and we edited together over emails. Very easy and efficient! And most of all, the ceremony was beautiful! Men were crying!
Overall, this was the perfect move for my wedding. I already have, and would, recommend her to anyone needing a wedding Officiant. ~ Justin and Jaclyn Sayklay
Cara and Aaron
Jinnae was absolutely wonderful to work with. Our wedding was exceptionally non-traditional, and the ceremony she crafted was perfect. She really understood who we are and what was important for us. We had many guests tell us at the reception how the ceremony was truly beautiful, intimate, and meaningful. We appreciated the time she put into making those moments extra special, and her presence is unbeatable as a calming force when you’re standing in the most emotional of spotlights. We are opening our farm to the public as a wedding venue, and she will be on the top of my recommendation list for officiants! Thank you Jinnae! ~Cara & Aaron Mockrish
I highly recommend Jinnae – she was such a wonderful officiant every step of the way leading up to our wedding. We met in person with Jinnae several times, in addition to e-mail conversations and phone calls. She had very touching and unique suggestions for the vows to make them memorable (blessing of the hands, knot tying ceremony, rose ceremony), and even added her own unique touch with short stories and details from our previous conversations together.
We felt completely comfortable leaving the details to Jinnae – she even thought to collect the marriage certificate during the rehearsal, and mailed it in for us the following day. After the ceremony was over, our guests even came up to us and complimented the way she was able to captivate everyone’s attention and convey emotions not only with her words, but also with her manner of speaking. From the first time we met Jinnae, we knew she would be the perfect person to conduct our ceremony. She genuinely loves what she does, and that comes out in one-on-one conversations, as well as the way she interacted with our close family the day of our wedding. ~ Melanie and Gabriel

Carrie and Kevin
Thank you so much for performing our wedding ceremony! It was wonderful (just what we wanted) and everyone had such nice things to say about you. I was super surprised by how nervous I was! Thanks for holding us together up there!!!
~ Carrie and Kevin Barry





Jinnae was professional, caring, and knowledgeable during the planning and carrying out of our wedding ceremony. She was reliable, provided suggestions, and was open to all of our ideas. Working with Jinnae was a pleasure! ~ Jessica and Matt McGough





  Jinnae!  Wow!  You did such a fabulous job on our ceremony. All night long at the reception, everyone commented on how fantastic it was. We really appreciate all the effort you put into the rehearsal and wedding day. It was such a  beautiful day all around. Thanks for making our dream a reality.
~Lauren and Austin Britts




Working with Jinnae was wonderful. She was very friendly and extremely helpful in allowing us to make our wedding ceremony unique to us. She was very efficient and was able to guide us into creating a ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple and what we thought was important in our marriage and relationship. I would highly recommend working with her to add a personal feel to your ceremony.
~Tracey and Travis Heard




Kathaleen and Will

Kathaleen and Will

Thank you for the wonderful job you did on our wedding last Saturday. We’re still in awe over how well it went.
Would it be possible to get a transcript of the minister’s talk you used? We would love to be able to print and frame it for future reference.
Thank you again!

~Kathaleen and Will Reed




We can’t say enough about Jinnae. She is such a kind and wonderful person. She helped us create and execute the most beautiful and personalized ceremony we could have ever imagined. She’s intuitive, insightful, and willing to go above and beyond. We were also lucky to have attended a few of her retreats which helped maintain our health and well-being and allowed us to not be stressed during the wedding planning process. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for an experienced, committed, and spiritual officiant.
~ Lisa and Matt Minehart


From our first meeting with Jinnae we felt that she shared our enthusiasm and energy for our wedding day. Together we communicated our ideals and hopes for the big day. Jinnae partnered with us to make it uniquely spectacular. All of our questions and concerns were answered in the planning process, so that when the big day arrived we felt comfortable knowing she would lead us through a ceremony that was everything we had hoped for.
Many, many of our guests commented to us in the weeks that followed that our wedding ceremony had been the most inspirational, beautiful wedding they had ever attended. Thank you, Jinnae, for sharing in our vision!
~ Amy and Shannan



  I’m writing to thank you for the wonderful ceremony that you had helped us put on. We are so very glad that we chose you to perform our ceremony. We are thrilled that it turned out better than we could have imagined. Thank you for making our day so wonderful!

 ~ Vanessa and Mike Gomez





  We knew that our ceremony would be nice, but not until we met Jinnae did we have an idea of how incredible it could be. Jinnae was genuinely happy and excited to be a part of our wedding day. She invested so much time and energy into making our ceremony personal to our love and relationship. She let us decide what we wanted and did not care for in our service, and then put her own flare on it. We could really feel that she wanted to get to know us on an intimate level and was truly passionate about seeing our love shine through the ceremony.
We wanted to incorporate an old Irish tradition called “The True Lovers Knot” into our ceremony and she had not done this before. She was excited to learn more about it so she went home, did research, and made a whole segment that was very sweet and meaningful. Jinnae’s kindness and loving spirit shined through in her words on our wedding day for everyone to feel. Our ceremony was perfect! Jinnae is incredible and I will recommend her to everyone I know because I know she will make their day just as unique and special for them. ~ Brittany and Ryan Hickey


After my friend told me he could not officiate our wedding just weeks before the ceremony, my wife and I found Jinnae and brought a long list of special requests: we had our wedding on a river, down a steep trail, early in the morning; we wanted her to do the ceremony we designed, but didn’t tell her the plan until two days before the event because we didn’t know what would happen until then; we had a priestess from another tradition do some of the ceremony and we wrote our own vows, even making corrections an hour before the wedding!
We put all of these challenges to her, some expected, some unforeseen, hoping that she could roll with the waves, which she did with humor, grace and joy. She helped bring clarity in all of that chaos. She added simple elegance to a complex ceremony by delivering concise, thoughtful words. She held space at the wedding with a kind, loving and gentle presence. She even married us a second time in her backyard when we forgot to get the certificate and needed a signature and a private ritual! We could not have found a more patient, sweet and generous person. Thank you, Jinnae. ~ Jared and Leslie




Your gentle, confident manner and beautiful speaking created a calming and holy atmosphere. We truly couldn’t imagine a better experience, or a better officiant.
~ Justin and Yulia Van Doren







  Jinnae’s embracing and loving spirit emanated & engulfed us all; she was an amazing addition to    our ceremony. Jinnae was accessible, helpful, and creative throughout the process & we will forever be grateful that she was a part of our day. She was perfect. The wedding was perfect. My grandmother said, “It was different but it was beautiful. It was one of the best weddings I have ever been to.” ~ Danielle and Jason Scallin





  Jinnae was extremely helpful, friendly and professional. She seemed to know exactly what we   wanted with just the shortest explanation. She showed incredible flexibility even though it all happened so quickly. She was able to organize our ceremony in a very short time, working with our specifications. – Dorothy and Damon Angelini




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Words cannot express how pleased my husband and I were with Jinnae’s services. Right from the very first meeting she understood what we wanted and she was a perfect fit for us and our ceremony. Jinnae spoke from her heart and with passion. Her words were so beautifully expressed and they moved us to tears. We are sincerely appreciative to Jinnae for coordinating our wedding ceremony! Everyone involved in our wedding day loved her just as much as we did. – Ryan and Christina Donnelly




We first met Jinnae a couple of weeks before our wedding and hired her on the spot. She had such a relaxed, comfortable way about her; it made us feel at ease.  She had great ideas for the ceremony and worked with us to create something that was truly special and unique.  She was friendly, professional and sweet, my whole family instantly loved her, and our wedding day was absolutely perfect.  We recommend Jinnae to anyone needing a caring and real person to officiate their special day. - F and N Todd



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It is with great pleasure that we give Jinnae Anderson our highest recommendation as a wedding officiant. With Jinnae, it wasn’t about what she insisted we do – she made it all about us.  First and foremost, she got to know who we were.  She asked about our families, how we met, what we were doing in our lives then, when we fell in love, and much more.  Then she asked what we would like the ceremony to look like.  With her expert coaching, the ceremony was exactly how we had envisioned it.
Jinnae deeply cares about making this special day the best it can be.  Not only is she professional and timely, she also has a huge heart and truly cares about those she works with. We simply cannot recommend her enough. - B and S McDonald



 We wanted someone who was a professional, and someone who would be sincere, helpful, friendly, and give            honest feedback. We found all of those qualities and more in Jinnae Anderson.

 At first we could not decide if we wanted to write our own vows, have a religious ceremony, or be less  traditional. Jinnae met with us, asked us some key questions, and then provided us with the most profound,  sincere, touching, warm, professional, and most fitting ceremony that we could have ever hoped for.
 If you are looking for a genuine professional with a kind, warm, and receptive spirit, who is also flexible and  accommodating, look no further than Jinnae Anderson. ~ B and B Murphy




Jinnae is an open-minded and open-hearted person who truly cared about helping us to craft our ceremony in a way that felt meaningful to us on a personal level. She was incredibly attentive and accommodating when we had suggestions or requests, and patient with us when we were indecisive and made revisions to the ceremony.
Jinnae is a great collaborator but would also be perfect for someone who was less assertive about taking a hand in crafting their own ceremony. Perhaps most importantly, Jinnae quickly felt like a friend to us and helped us feel comfortable in a moment that is profoundly joyous but can also be very nerve-wracking. – Dan and Jamie Lydersen


She gave us ideas when we were stuck and helped to answer our questions  as we tried to figure out exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony. Jinnae was dedicated to crafting our ceremony from the beginning of the planning stages, and continued to be extremely supportive and calming on our big day.

I really can’t imagine having a better guide for this momentous transition in our lives. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful wedding ceremony.

– R and J Lee


Jinnae Anderson is so much more than a marriage ‘officiant’. She is a dedicated, open and communicative spirit who brought a heart-centered warmth to every stage of our wedding.

Jinnae was great with the logistics – where to stand, what to say and who does what. More than that, she spent the time to really get to know us so that everything just flowed naturally into a beautiful personalized ceremony. She also helped us to write our own vows that reflected the two of us.

It was Jinnae’s loving presence guiding us through the planning stages and the actual big day, that enabled us to relax and really be present to soak up the whole experience.

~ J &C Volbeda



When planning a wedding there are so many details to think about, and you naturally want everything to be perfect.  Jinnae helped and guided us every step of the way; it made the vow writing process and ceremony details so stress- and worry-free.

The end result was a beautiful, calm, very personal and meaningful ceremony created just for us.  Jinnae’s flexibility and professionalism was greatly appreciated.

Thank you for helping to make our day so special!

– Alan & Casey Kaplan


Jinnae’s ceremony was just perfect! The essence of how we felt and what we wanted to say was right there in the wording she suggested.  We wanted to make a few minor changes, and Jinnae was really easy to work with.

It was clear that Jinnae wanted to make our ceremony special and meaningful to us, and she was open to customizing it in any way we wanted. We felt comfortable and cared for.

– L & G Frankel