Officiant Stephanie
Wedding Officiant
Delivering authentic, heartfelt ceremonies that reflect each couple’s unique vision is my goal as an officiant. Licensed in Nevada & California.

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      ABOUT

      Bringing couples together in marriage became my calling in 2018. I have officiated throughout the Reno/Tahoe area and am dually licensed in Nevada and California to officiate ceremonies. As a Reno Native, I have a profound appreciation for the natural beauty of Northern Nevada and Northern California. I don’t think there could be a more beautiful area to celebrate your love and commitment to your partner!  

      I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work and have worked with couples and families for over 10 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am passionate about working with others in an authentic and meaningful way. Bringing two people together in the sacred commitment of marriage is the ultimate gift and I am deeply honored to call officiating my profession. Taking time to connect with each couple and learning what matters most to you is how I approach crafting authentic, heartfelt ceremonies. 

      TESTIMONIALS

      MARRIED: May 6, 2022 VENUE: Edgewood Tahoe Stephanie jumped in to officiate our wedding when our original officiant tested positive for Covid the day before. I was nervous, since I had never met Stephanie before, but she was incredible. She met with our original officiant, caught up on all her notes about our preferences, and knocked it out of the park. It was definitely unique to meet my officiant at the alter, but she was wonderful. Devan
      We Highly Recommend Stephanie for your big day! MARRIED: September 25, 2021 VENUE: Round Hill Pines Beach Our wedding day was surreal, to say the least, and we have to give much of the credit for the beautiful ceremony to Stephanie! She is so knowledgeable about her craft, asking many detailed questions in our pre-wedding consultation on exactly how we wanted our ceremony to go- many small details we hadn't even thought about. We were able to have a ceremony tailored to us, with multiple guests saying ours was the most touching ceremony they had ever been to. Thank you, Stephanie, for your amazing service! Hannah and Trenton Mathews
      Kind, Thoughtful, Sincere Officiant MARRIED: September 17, 2021 VENUE: West Shore Cafe Stephanie is an absolute joy to work with and we are so grateful to have been one of the lucky couples she married in 2021! She is incredibly thoughtful, thorough, and brought the perfect, calm energy we needed on our wedding day. In the months leading up to our wedding, she worked closely with us on customizing our ceremony end-to-end and incorporating some unique rituals that involved both of our families. We had so many guests compliment us on our beautiful, heartfelt ceremony and are forever grateful to Stephanie for making our ceremony dreams a reality. Throughout the planning process, she was open-minded, creative, and detail-oriented. Her questionnaires are very thorough! You can either choose to answer them together as a couple or separately, which was what we chose! On our wedding day, she wove in our answers throughout the ceremony which brought a sense of authenticity to the nuptials! If you are looking for an officiant, Stephanie is the best. Amy & Justin Bunger
      Highly Recommend! MARRIED: October 1, 2021 VENUE: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Stephanie was an absolute delight to work with. She is organized, responds to questions quickly, and is genuinely such a nice person. Stephanie transformed what seemed like a simple questionnaire and brief virtual meeting into the most intimate, personal and heartwarming ceremony. She truly surpassed our expectations and left us and our guests moved by the celebration of our marriage. Victoria & Taku Koiwai
      “Stephanie was incredible! She made us feel so comfortable and made our ceremony so special. She listened to our needs and personalized our elopement just for us. Everything was perfect and I honestly was just so much less stressed out knowing that she was the one performing our ceremony. She is the best.” ~ Taylor
      “Stephanie was simply amazing! She stayed calm in a bit of a small storm that day. We got married in our favorite spot and she made it just so special. She kept everyone engaged, smiling and made us feel so comfortable. We couldn’t recommend her enough!” Noelle
      “Stephanie is so warm, kind and was so committed to making our wedding special and personal. The script she wrote was heartfelt and really reflected how my husband and I love each other. She's the perfect person to bring two people together in marriage.” Michelle
      Intimate and Special Ceremony Officiant! MARRIED: August 5, 2021 VENUE: Zephyr Cove meadow Stephanie was SUCH a pleasure to work with! She truly made our wedding ceremony feel like she had known us forever. Her words were so beautifully crafted that she brought most of my family to tears, and had me and my husband crying like babies lol! Stephanie made us so comfortable and has such a calming and gentle demeanor about her, it's hard to explain! She even let my baby nephew take her hand and bring her to the trees to play in the pinecones. I highly recommend Stephanie! Victoria and Angelo
      The Most Perfect Ceremony! MARRIED: June 25, 2021 VENUE: Red Hawk Golf & Resort Stephanie was truly a dream to work with. She provided us with such a beautiful marriage ceremony, that numerous guests personally came up to us and raved about. Many of our guests thought that Stephanie was a family friend and had known us both for years, based on how personal and tailored to us the ceremony was. Her calming voice and cadence while speaking put this nervous bride at ease, yet kept all of our guests engaged as she delivered a wonderfully organized ceremony. We could not have asked for a better officiant than Stephanie, and would 100% recommend her to anyone looking to have a truly memorable marriage ceremony. Tyler & Nicole
      Perfect officiant! MARRIED: August 7, 2021 VENUE: Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe So happy to have found Stephanie through my wedding planner. We were looking for a non-denominational officiant who would help us make our ceremony more personalized. Stephanie did just that! We got so many compliments on how special our ceremony was. Stephanie is so sweet and personable, it was a pleasure getting to know her and she put our ceremony jitters at ease. Nicole And Clif
      Wonderful! MARRIED: September 2, 2021 VENUE: The Virgil We cannot even begin to express how grateful we are for Stephanie. Our wedding was effected by the Caldor fire and we had to find a new venue in 48 hours. Stephanie was so flexible and supportive throughout the whole process. She was a calming presence on our wedding day and helped make sure everything ran smoothly. We cannot imagine having anyone else marrying us. Loren and Oscar
      Just perfect! MARRIED: May 2, 2021 VENUE: Lake Tahoe Stephanie was the perfect fit for our intimate elopement. She was able to create the perfect ceremony for us and make our friends and family far away feel like they were part of the day too. Stephanie's warmth and kindness radiate around her and we are so lucky we found her for our day! Our only wish is that we had gotten to spend more time with her! We would absolutely recommend Stephanie to anyone getting married in the Lake Tahoe area! Rachel & Luke
      Best officiant ever MARRIED: July 31, 2021 VENUE: The Landing I'm getting chills just thinking about how magical the day was because of Stephanie. She took time to get to know us and customize the ceremony to our style and our words. I was nervous about standing up there and Stephanie was the most soothing presence. My bridesmaids said they could listen to her talk all day long because she has a wonderful and comforting voice. Most of our guests were tearing up from just beautiful the words were. She really took the time to get to know us, our relationship, and our hearts. I could go on for hours about how amazing it was but even some of our older guests who have been to hundreds of weddings said it was the best ceremony they've ever attended. Thank you so much, we love you Stephanie! Michelle Wagner
      “Stephanie truly embodies a warm and caring heart. She was such a wonderful addition to our ceremony! Her ideas and eloquence shine through in her delivery. She not only leaves the bride and groom feeling loved but the whole audience and participants. Stephanie-Thank you again for being part of our wedding. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful officiant!” Jessica
      Absolutely Perfect. MARRIED: November 30, -0001 VENUE: Sugar Bowl Resort Stephanie exceeded our expectations. The day itself did not go quite as planned with unexpected weather changes and family events that happened, but Stephanie helped make my husband and I feel calm, grounded, and reminded us of the bigger picture (we were getting married!). She has a prefect mix of professional, is so genuine and sweet. She included all the right elements during our ceremony and was patient to our needs. I think the most important part with any vendor is trust and Stephanie was that and more! She even matched her dress to our wedding colors :)!! Highly, highly recommend Stephanie!! Nicole & Taylor Lewis
      The BEST Officiant! MARRIED: June 5, 2021 VENUE: Lake Tahoe We could not have asked for a better individual to officiate our wedding! Stephanie worked with both of us to create the most personalized ceremony making us feel even more special on our most special day! Without her our ceremony would not have been the same! Those who are able to book her, count yourselves LUCKY! Stephanie is AMAZING and you won't regret it! Thank you again Stephanie for EVERYTHING!! We can't thank you enough!!! Ashley & Keith
      Wonderful Officiant - Highly Recommend MARRIED: May 30, 2021 VENUE: The Elm Estate Stephanie was absolutely wonderful to work with and crafted a beautiful ceremony for us. She was so detailed and such a calming presence on the day, we truly loved having her be part of such a special moment. She was able to add such personal details and help us come up with a great ritual to do. We highly recommend her services! Haley Gibbs and Matt Lush
      Incredible Officiant - BOOK HER NOW!!!! MARRIED: May 31, 2021 VENUE: Private Home in Incline Village Stephanie helped us create a wedding ceremony that multiple guests shared was "the most intimate and moving ceremony" they'd ever seen. Her attention to detail, warmth, and kindness helped ease our nerves leading up to our wedding day and she was incredibly helpful on the day of! Stephanie is a gem and we're so happy we got to be married by her! Ryan Kirkpatrick and Katie Grunwald
      Amazing Officiant! MARRIED: May 20, 2021 VENUE: Galena Creek, NV Stephanie was our officiant for our ‘elopement' style wedding and we could not have dreamed of a better officiant! From our first emails and meeting she was so communicative, professional, warm, and made us feel comfortable even though we didn't really know what we wanted in a ceremony. We did not want to write our vows but we still wanted our ceremony to feel personal and she really made it PERFECT. I wanted to surprise my fiancé with a quote from The Office and she executed that perfectly too :) We cannot say enough good things about her work, I would 1000% recommend her to anyone!! DiPrima
      “Stephanie was brought to us by our elopement planner, Ruthanne Z. We are forever grateful for this. Because we were coming into South Lake Tahoe from out of town and we had one week to plan, we did not have the chance to meet Stephanie until moments before our ceremony. During the planning, Stephanie responded quickly to all our questions and she made sure she understood what we were looking for in our ceremony. On our wedding day, despite having met moments before, we were able to build an immediate connection with Stephanie. She has a soothing, calming, and loving presence to her. She moved through the ceremony with the perfect tempo to allow us to stay calm and present in such a big moment of our lives. The words she said were perfect and reflected exactly how we felt. During our vows, Stephanie allowed my husband and I to have our own moment alone. We felt it was just the two of us, holding hands, and telling each other how much we love each other. Stephanie was instrumental in making our day special. If you are looking for a loving, caring, and calming officiant to help make your wedding day special, Stephanie is the perfect fit.” Camilla