The name Chelan is a Salish Indigenous word, "Tsi - Laan," meaning 'Deep Water'. It is the third deepest lake in the US (nearly 1500 feet deep) and the 26th deepest in the world. Chelan is surrounded by mountains, trees and now, on the southern end, wineries and orchards.
Most people don’t realize just how much Lake Chelan has to offer. Just three hours from Seattle, it’s a lifetime away from the big city and gray skies of the west side of the mountains – did you know Chelan has 300 days of sunshine? Chelan also has over 30 wineries in the area, has a great artistic community and a year round outdoor lifestyle (camping, fishing, boating, water skiing). During the summer, you can take in the lake during the day in summer maybe even take a ride to Stehekin on the Lady of the Lake, while during the winter, Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area offers 25 miles of groomed and backcountry trails for snowshoers, cross-country, single-track and skate skiers of all levels. In the evening, you can come back to town and enjoy a fabulous evening out at one of the super yummy, yet ‘relaxed with great service’ eateries. Sounds fabulous, right? And since you chose the Lake Chelan area, I know that is at least part of the reason you want to exchange your vows there.
As a Lake Chelan wedding officiant, I get to go to the lake all the time to take a breath and guide couples like you through this incredibly intimate experience. We laugh and we have fun, but we also take the time to be fully present in the moment as you say your vows. Then we celebrate!
I’m in the Lake Chelan area at least once a month and there is a good reason
for that – I love the beauty of the lake and surrounding hills, the wineries (did
you know there are more than 30?!) and the vibrant, interesting people it
Whether you’re eloping on the dock of your Lake Chelan air B&B, having an
intimate wedding with just a few family/friends at Tsillan Cellars, or having a
beach wedding at Campbell’s Resort, I want to be your Lake Chelan wedding
officiant and celebrate with you!
personalities and one of a kind love story, (approved by you, of course)
and performed by an award-winning officiant who genuinely cares about you (that's me!)
All of my travel/mileage is already included.
“Chanelle officiated our wedding last May in Lake Chelan. She was wonderful! She took the time to
really get to know us as a couple, and worked with us to make sure our ceremony reflected our
personalities and story. She’s very sweet, professional, and extremely responsive. She communicated
well with the venue and wedding coordinator to ensure everything went smoothly, down to the
smallest details. If you are looking for someone who genuinely cares, and who can craft and deliver a
heartfelt ceremony tailored to your wishes, I highly recommend Chanelle!” – Claudia and Jarred
“Chanelle was absolutely amazing to work with. She helped us every step of the way in crafting the
most perfect ceremony for us. She was very clear and transparent and because of her process there
were no hiccups on the big day! She also was also very flexible and supportive when we had many
changes to our wedding due to Covid. We would recommend Chanelle to anyone - she is a kind soul
who truly cares about the couples she is working with and has the ability to understand and represent
their love as an officiant.” – Jessica and Matthew (Air BnB on the Lake)
“5 Stars! The best ever! While I’ve not tied the knot before I couldn’t have imagined our special day
any other way! Chanelle is personable, confident, respectful and caring, we are so happy we found
her to officiate our wedding. She listened closely to what we wanted, and welcomed feedback, the
ceremony was absolutely perfect! If I had to do it over again I would call her! Thank you! Yip!”
– Jillian and Bruce (Lake Alta Golf Club)
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