Leavenworth is a Bavarian-styled village in the Cascade Mountains, in central Washington State,
a lifetime away from the big cities on the western side of the state. Alpine-style buildings with
restaurants serving German beer and food line Front Street. The Nutcracker Museum
displays thousands of nutcrackers, some dating back centuries. On the Wenatchee River,
Waterfront Park is a habitat for ospreys and eagles.
Originally called Icicle Flats, Leavenworth was first settled in about 1885 as a trading post.
In the mid-20th century, Leavenworth used the natural beauty of the North Cascades and the
resemblance to the Bavarian Alps region of southern Germany to recreate itself as a Bavarian- style vacation destination.
Whether you’re into spas, geocaching, outdoor theatre, wine tours, or interesting museums, Leavenworth has what you’re looking for. Known now for its famous Christmas-lighting ceremonies, Leavenworth is undeniably magical in the wintertime and is a perfect home-base for a multitude of snowy activities. It’s also home to one of the most popular Oktoberfest events in the Pacific Northwest. AND…if your definition of rugged footwear involves heels higher than three inches, visit the sumptuous spas, world-class wineries, and fragrant farmers’ markets. You can also enjoy a fabulous meal out at one of the super yummy, yet ‘relaxed with great service’ eateries. Sounds fabulous, right? Since you chose the Leavenworth area, I’m sure that is at least part of the reason you want to exchange your vows there.
As a Leavenworth wedding officiant, I get to go to the mountains all the time to just "be," breathe 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!
Whether you’re eloping on the deck of your air B&B overlooking the Wenatchee River after a day of skiing, having an intimate wedding with just a few family/friends at Mountain Springs Lodge or Beecher Hill House or having a fun little elopement ceremony in the Front Street Park Gazebo in the center of town
surrounded by Christmas lights and kids sledding down the snowy slope, I want to be your Leavenworth wedding officiant and celebrate with you!
A beautiful, meaningful custom-written ceremony
to celebrate your 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!)
* Unlimited communication (meetings, calls,
texts, Zoom calls) for planning the details for
your ceremony and over all support.
* Filing of your Marriage Certificate with the
issuing county and certified copy of Marriage
Certificate sent to you for your records,
giving you the confidence that you are legally
* Handcrafted Keepsake wood ring box for use
during the ceremony and forever more for
those times when you need to take off your wedding bands but want to keep them safe.
* Beautiful, custom designed souvenir Certificate of Marriage (suitable for framing)
* Donation of $50.00 in your names to one of six pre-selected non-profit organizations (your choice)
All of my travel/mileage is already included.
Chanelle was absolutely fabulous! She went above and beyond our expectations, highly recommend! - Darryl and Kaitlyn (Front Street Park Gazebo)
I absolutely love Chanelle! She is so loving, caring and her words wise
and sincere! I am so thankful that she was my Officiant for our wedding!
I highly recommend her. She was the best! Thank you so much, The Hoopers❤
- Cassi and Drew (Beecher Hill House)
Chanelle was with us every step of the way from planning our ceremony
to braving the strong winds the day of. Her professionalism and kindness
exceeded our expectations completely. I will never forget Chanelle’s response
to my question as to whether or not our guests could hear our vows during
the strong winds and choppy waves making it difficult to hear. Chanelle so
beautifully said “God heard you”. Thank you Chanelle for being there to
support our wedding, taking the time to get to know us and caring so much
about us. We are so happy you were a part of our day. - Brianna and Hieu
(Wenatchee River B&B)
She was fantastic, having a conversation with us before writing up our
ceremony "speech," which represented us very well, had humor that directly
reflected us, and asked is questions we hadn't had to give answers to before. She helped make suggestions as to what quotes might fit and got what we value about rings and being married and blended it right in. She was wonderful in person, goes with the flow and helped us focus on each other and was like an extra family member. We invited her and her husband to stay and they were gracious guests and a pleasure to be with. - Lara and Devon (Mountain Springs Lodge)
Chanelle was so sweet to work with. She stayed in contact with us as the date got closer and sent reminders for getting our marriage license. Chanelle went out of her way to meet with us about a month out. We sat and chatted over lunch. It was so comforting to know she would make sure everything went well. She helped us with the ceremony plans and helped us make our ceremony unique to us. Highly recommend Chanelle. - Anita and Brad (Mountain Springs Lodge)
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