Ceremonies by Meredith
Wedding Officiant
The ceremony is the heart of your wedding day. Whether it is a private elopement with your toes in the sand or a large formal affair, I craft each ceremony to tell your authentic love story and express your vision. By meeting virtually or in-person, I get to know each couple and I work alongside coordinators and vendors to bring your visions into reality on your wedding day. You and your fiancé are encouraged to be hands-on in the creation process. Your ceremony will be personalized and custom reflecting who you are as a couple.

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      Meredith Richmond is a Tahoe native and lives in Truckee, CA with her husband and two young children. Raised in the Sierras, she has a deep reverence for the wild beauty of her surroundings.  Meredith has a Masters Degree in social work and has a heartfelt passion for guiding people to help them reach their highest potential.  Her love of officiating ceremonies blossomed into a business while living on the island of Maui, where leaders in the premier destination wedding industry and clients from around the world embraced Meredith’s creative ceremony style and warm approach.  

      There is nothing more sacred than the commitment two people make during their wedding ceremony.  It is a great honor and pleasure as an officiant to walk two people through such a special experience.  Part of my process to help create personal and custom ceremonies is getting to know each couple’s values, desires and unique love stories.

      The ceremony is the heart of your wedding day.  Whether it is a private elopement with your toes in the sand or a large formal affair, I craft each ceremony to tell your authentic love story and express your vision.  By meeting virtually or in-person, I get to know each couple and I work alongside coordinators and vendors to bring your visions into reality on your wedding day.”


      Meredith was amazing. She had great communication, was responsive to all of our needs, and helped make the wedding day even more special. Meredith was great to work with! She is so nice, takes a real interest in getting to know the couple, and creates a custom ceremony. It was very special to have her be able tell stories about us and make it a very personal ceremony. We would recommend Meredith to anyone who wants an amazing officiant to perform a great, custom ceremony for them! We would definitely recommend Meredith to anyone for their wedding day. She is amazing, and you won’t be able to find anyone nicer to work with, easier to work with, and that can add that little something extra to your big day! MARRIED: June 27, 2021 VENUE: Edgewood Tahoe Justin and Stephanie Devlin
      Meredith curated the most beautiful ceremony for us, we couldn't have asked for more. Her level of detail, thoughtfulness, passion and expertise made it so special, memorable and very US. When working with Meredith, she took the time to understand our needs, what is important to us, and genuinely understand us as a couple. In addition to hearing from us, she also guided us in the process and answered any questions we had. Our love story, our faith and our families were all so beautifully incorporated on our special day. She was originally supposed to marry us in Tahoe but after wedding plans changed, she cheerfully agreed to make the trip down to San Francisco City Hall and we are so grateful! Meredith truly has a gift for what she does and makes every wedding ceremony (big and small) very personalized. Thank you for being part of our day!! MARRIED: March 3, 2022 VENUE: San Francisco Craig and Rebekah
      She is the BEST officiant & you will not regret asking her to be a part of your wedding day! MARRIED: August 23, 2021 VENUE: West Shore Cafe & Inn Meredith is absolutely amazing! Her calming voice & even calmer demeanor creates the best setting for you to marry your partner. She puts so much time & effort into creating a personalized ceremony that truly represents your relationship. She is the BEST officiant & you will not regret asking her to be a part of your wedding day. It takes a special person to connect with people on such a deep level but she is outstanding at accomplishing that with all of her couples. Allison & George
      Amazing and Personalized MARRIED: August 16, 2021 VENUE: South Lake Tahoe Meredith was absolutely exceptional. Our family has continuously told us how beautiful the ceremony was. Meredith took time to get to know us and the way in which things were worded, fit us so well. It really meant the world to us and couldn't have asked for anything more. Leah & Jen
      Beyond My Highest Expectations! MARRIED: September 30, 2021 VENUE: Valhalla Tahoe We will forever remember Meredith for creating the most phenomenal, meaningful, out-of-this-world wedding ceremony this past September. She takes the time to really understand you as a couple and creates a seamless script that engages the whole audience and expresses the rare intimacy of the moment. We even put Meredith in our wedding album because she was such a key part of our wedding being unforgettable. We love Meredith and would recommend her without a doubt to anyone who wants a personalized, once-in-a-lifetime ceremony that makes you feel comfortable, prepared, sentimental, and magical. Aalia & Kevin
      Incredible! MARRIED: June 25, 2021 VENUE: Tahoe Blue Estate From the moment I first connected with Meredith over the phone, I was struck by her warm, calm, and compassionate energy. Throughout our planning process and on our big day, Meredith truly made an effort to get to know us and to share our story authentically. This was felt even by our guests, many of whom shared how much they loved the ceremony and got to know Meredith shortly before and after. One other thing I appreciated was how seamlessly she handled the logistics of the ceremony and marriage license, even as we made changes just a few days before, so we could focus on being present in the moment on our big day. She shows thoughtfulness in all the little things that make a big difference - responsive to emails, asking if we had a preference for her outfit colors, stepping aside for photos during the vow. If you're on the fence or unsure of what to look for in an officiant, reach out to Meredith. You won't be disappointed! Sarah & Ki
      1000% recommend working with Meredith! THE BEST experience! MARRIED: July 29, 2021 VENUE: Truckee, CA We are SO thrilled we were able to work with Meredith. All of our pre-wedding communication was straightforward, clear, and thoughtful. Meredith helped us create the perfect, most meaningful ceremony for our family. She will forever be part of our hearts and our most special day. She is professional, warm, kind, and knowledgeable. Thank you so much Meredith! Mike and Katie Gregg
      Meredith just gets it. MARRIED: June 9, 2021 VENUE: Memorial Point You absolutely must hire Meredith for your ceremony! She totally understood our laidback, spirtual-but-not-religious vibe and helped us craft a ceremony that really felt true to who we are. Bonus points for being so amazing that our parents still talk about what a lovely ceremony it was! If you want a stress-free, personalized, meaningful experience - hire Meredith ASAP. Chelsea & Mike
      Fabulous beyond words MARRIED: July 11, 2021 VENUE: Ritz Lake Tahoe Meredith was quite frankly beyond our wildest dreams as an officiant. Sure, before the event she helped us to develop exactly the ceremony that was perfect for us. On the day she made sure that the ceremony went off without a hitch. All of these things we expected and she most certainly delivered. What truly sets her apart for us is her ability to put you at your ease and somehow feel like you have been the best of friends for many years. To me the proof of these things lies in unsolicited feedback. Many of our guests made a point to ask who she is, and commented on how wonderful she was, wondering how and when we met. I will not forget my wedding day for many reasons, one of them is absolutely because of Meredith. Michael Rodrigue
      Sweet Elopement Ceremony MARRIED: June 24, 2021 VENUE: Dancing Pines Hiring Meredith was one of the best decisions we made for our elopement ceremony. Having to postpone and then cancel our original ceremony plans due to COVID, we were left scrambling to find new vendors in a completely different location across the country. During our first virtual meeting, she was so insightful and professional, we knew we'd be in good hands. Our ceremony was small and intimate, but Meredith's guidance and eloquent words made it even more special. Our family and friends were all very moved by our ceremony and everyone had nothing but compliments to say about her. We were so thankful to find someone who not only knew the Tahoe area well, but listened to all of our concerns. We were initially going to have a close friend marry us, but are so glad we hired a professional officiant instead. Meredith exceeded our expectations, she truly loves her craft and it reflects in her work. Amayrani Valencia
      Meredith truly made our wedding the best day of our lives MARRIED: September 24, 2021 VENUE: West Shore Cafe Meredith is an incredibly popular officiant, and after a short conversation with her, you can understand why! She is compassionate, personable, patient, empathetic. However, her popularity does not hinder her from how close Corinne and I felt to her prior to our wedding, and especially the day of our wedding. The ceremony was perfect as Meredith took the lead, and her gentle and calm voice guided all of our guests through Corinne and I's most important day. I couldn't picture our wedding day without her, and would recommend her to anyone! Akio And Corinne Ohtake
      Love is in the air MARRIED: May 22, 2021 VENUE: Roundhill pines Beach Resort Meredith was professional from start to finish. She asked us all the right questions to get our story and made a ceremony specifically designed for us. And the ceremony itself, what can I say? Its as though love is in the air! She made it happen. Ofcourse we all marry cuz we love the other person but never did I imagine to feel our love vibrate in everybody's eyes at the ceremony. All thanks to Meredith. Get her if you want a memorable experience. Meghana Rao Kaki
      "Meredith was excellent!! She made our day unique and memorable. I appreciate her flexibility, her responsiveness, and her professionalism. You cannot get any better than her for sure!! We live 3 hours from Carnelian Bay/Truckee area and Meredith made it very easy for us to have our first meeting via Skype. She also gave us a great referral to the best photographer......we love all of our photos too!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!" ~Veronica
      the BEST MARRIED: March 21, 2021 VENUE: Truckee, CA I cannot say enough good things about Meredith. From the first time we spoke, Meredith made us feel so comfortable and excited for our special day. She was genuinely invested in us as a couple and tailored a ceremony so perfect and unique for the two of us. In addition to cultivating a beautiful ceremony, she was incredibly professional and walked us through every step. Our wedding day was truly perfect and I know it wouldn't have been the same without Meredith as our officiant. I would recommend her to anyone wholeheartedly. Rachel & Alex
      "Between the planning and personalization and the performing of the actual ceremony, we could not imagine a more warm, engaging, thoughtful, and effective officiant for a ceremony. Meredith exudes wisdom, compassion, and optimism--and she made our special day even more special and memorable. She's wonderful--great communication, great presence, and just terrific all-around " ~Julie
      "Words can't describe how appreciative I was to have Meredith officiate our wedding. We had the opportunity to meet each other once before the wedding and her spirit set us at ease for the big day. She seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us, so that she could personalize the ceremony. It is obvious this is a calling for her. On the day of the ceremony, she was able to portray our exact feelings of love, commitment, and laughter to our closest family and friends as though she had known us for years. We are so thankful to have had her been part of our day." ~Kay
      "Meredith is absolutely amazing. She has such a calm and likable demeanor which is so necessary in the hectic atmosphere that both surrounds wedding planning and on your actual wedding day. She was extremely flexible; She even waited at our ceremony patiently while we struggled to find our wedding license! The ceremony she constructed was so personal and perfectly tailored to my husband and I with very little effort on our part. We also had several people ask for her contact info after the ceremony." ~Caitlin