About this Vendor
Ceremonies centered on love in Tahoe and beyond
Creating a ceremony that reflects you as a couple is a special way to capture your personality as individuals and as a couple. When your ceremony takes place in the Tahoe area, you have the option of including references to the beauty and power of Lake Tahoe. Or we can capture the essence of the location you've chose throughout the Tahoe/Truckee/Reno/Sparks area (and often other areas, when requested).The small nuances that make your ceremony uniquely yours are the moments you will cherish the most. Helping to create those moments is what I do best! I invite you to call, email or text to arrange a time to meet in person or by phone to ensure I am the person for you. I invite you to join my mailing list for wedding ceremony tips. Sign up on my website (see link with my profile)
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Non-Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
There isn't enough time in the day or enough room on this website for me to sing all of Jackie Phillips' praises. My partner and I have been together for 22 years, and when it finally became legal for same sex partners to marry nationwide last year, we decided to get married in Lake Tahoe to honor my parents who married there almost 50 years ago. We wanted a very simple wedding at the courthouse, but the Incline Village office did not perform civil ceremonies. So, I started my internet search with Google for a "non religious, wedding officiant, Incline Village, NV." A lot of wedding websites came up, but most were for huge weddings, religious officiants, mostly California locations, and I couldn't seem to find anyone that fit my criteria in Nevada! After what seemed like a hundred sites, I came across Jackie's name. I clicked the link to her website and immediately liked the simplicity of it, and that she did gay weddings! I sent her an email and explained that we were a lesbian couple, and that we wanted a very simple service, by the lake preferably, with just my parents, and our nephew in attendance. She responded within the hour with the nicest email explaining that she would be honored to perform the service and would like to talk more about it. So, we set up a time the next day and I called her. I'll tell you that I don't like planning things like this and I especially hate doing it on the phone. I just liked Jackie so much, right away. She's so intelligent, funny, sweet, kind, understanding, accepting and probably the most efficient person I've ever met! My partner and I were on speaker phone where she asked us a series of questions. We could tell she listened intently to everything we said. It was very clear that she wanted everything to be just the way we wanted it. During the days leading up to the big day, she emailed me tons of suggested places to visit in Tahoe, knowing that we had never been there before. She suggested florists and cake shops and even went out to several locations to take pictures so that we could get a better idea of where we might like the ceremony! She never pushed anything, only suggested things she thought we would like based on everything we told her. What she wrote for our ceremony brought all of us to tears. She really worked to understand who we were and incorporated all our feelings into one amazing moment we will never forget. I know it seems strange, but even though we hardly know her, we all consider her a part of our family now. We just love her to death! I could go on and on about Jackie Phillips. She made our day so much more special than we could ever have imagined. She does all kinds of services, and her price was more than fair. Believe me, look no further. Call her and see!
Jackie was a joy to work with. She made our wedding day extra special. She wrote beautiful vows which were very customized. She helped me pick a beautiful spot on Lake Tahoe, sent me videos of several spots. She kept in constant touch, was on time and prepared. I highly recommend Jackie, she made our day fabulous! Even the details of sending in paperwork were made easy for us by Jackie. If I could give her six stars I would!
Jackie officiated our wedding this past April (2016) and she was fantastic! She will truly go above and beyond to make your wedding as close to perfect as possible. Jackie makes every effort to really get to know the couple and their friends and family before she crafts a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. And her attention to details assures you that she truly cares about your special day. Jackie will give you lots of options for your ceremony and she is very fun to work with. I HIGHLY recommend her! Not only is she a great wedding officiant, but she's just a wonderful person, whom you will love.
If you are searching for an officiant look no further! Without a doubt Jackie Phillips aided us in planning the most perfect wedding. She went above and beyond just marrying us. As a destination wedding we hadn't met her before which can be nerve wracking for such a special day. She made a point to go talk with our friends and family, meet our parents, and make a real connection with us. This relaxed me and took so much pressure off with how much she helped in the ceremony planning. She was always open to our ideas and came up with great suggestions how to best present specific requests we wanted done or said during ceremony. Her response time is great and communicated with us via phone/facetime/text/email always got a response within a day even if she was busy doing another wedding we were able to arrange a time for in depth discussions. Jackie made an impact in our wedding much more than just the person to marry us, she helped us achieve a perfect day. I highly suggest her to anyone looking, you will not regret it!
One of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding was to hire Jackie as our officiant. She was simply amazing. Jackie’s ceremony felt very personal and she made the effort to make it true to us as a couple. Jackie handcrafted our ceremony, after spending time to get to know us, and she incorporated stories of our dates and hobbies. Jackie was also very caring and thoughtful the day of our wedding, helping with details that popped up day of. Friends and family that met her also raved about her kindness and experience. Jackie put together a beautiful wedding ceremony that we couldn’t have been happier with! Thank you Jackie!! Nick & Em
We can't say enough good things about Jackie. She was flawless. She made our day less stressful and let us concentrate on the moment. She is a wonderful person and it was our pleasure to get to know her, Look no further if you are in need of a wedding officiant. She is the "real deal".. Thank you Jackie for helping our day special.
Jackie was a complete delight to work with for our wedding ceremony; she couldn't have been more thoughtful, professional and easy to work with. Starting out with the short notice for our spur of the month event, she took the time to cover every detail above and beyond what we could have ever expected. Having her be part of our very small ceremony ended up being a blessing in so many ways, her passion for what she does was clearly evident and we parted ways that day feeling like we had gained a friend. I would recommend Jackie with the highest regard to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!
We could not have been happier that we chose Jackie Philips as our officiant. She really guided us all the way and gave us a lot of options to customize our ceremony so that it felt just right. I cannot imagine having had anyone else performing the ceremony. She CARES so deeply about making it special. Thank you, Jackie. We count you as one of our dearest new friends.
If you're looking for an officiant who is personable, fun, easy going. Look no more! Jackie was amazing! She was so very helpful even in planning our elopement! She goes above and beyond her services (and her price!) I'm recommending her to all of my gals who are getting married! She's so personable and that was exactly what we were looking for. She made our special day magical and easy. I'm beyond grateful to have found her <3
Jackie was a life saver! She was able to help us last minute for our Thursday afternoon wedding. She was professional and so easy to work with. I would highly suggest Jackie for anyone looking for an officiate.
Jackie officiated our May 2016 wedding at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. We are so grateful to have found Jackie, she exceeded every expectation. For an extremely reasonable rate, she wrote us a beautifully custom ceremony that really spoke to us as a couple. She actually took the time to get to know us and her ceremony reflected that. She sent us numerous drafts and was happy to make any changes we requested. She was extremely professional, attended the rehearsal and wedding on time and in appropriate attire. She took care of the marriage license and everything that went with it. On top of all that, she was one of the most genuinely kind people I have ever met! You will not regret hiring Jackie, I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Can I just say - she is the best you can hope for in an officiant! Our wedding ceremony was exceptionally beautifully written, she was the most helpful person I could imagine in choosing a ceremony site, and was so professional every step of the way. I know she went the extra mile for us! I could not imagine using one of those package services at overcrowded destinations whatsoever, and she really did everything she could to make sure we had what we wanted in every way. We were so very touched by her ceremony, and her patience with us as we needed so much assistance not knowing the Tahoe area and because we live so far away in Texas was unwavering. Most of all, I adore her as a person - she is kind, wise, spiritual, and just a beautiful soul. I would not want to share one of the most precious moments of our life together with anyone less worthy. I will never forget her huge contribution to our lovely intimate ceremony!
Jackie was great and wrote wonderful vows for our ceremony!
Jackie officiated a ceremony that was both well thought out and beautiful. We can't thank you enough Jackie!
Meet The Owner
Officiating your ceremony is a great honor to me. As your celebrant, I focus solely on creating the most beautiful and fitting ceremony for you as a couple. My ceremonies are love-centered for couples who prefer not to have a religious ceremony--although I will add religious readings and prayers, if desired. Officiating has allowed me to meld together a love of weddings and ceremony with my skills as a writer. I enjoy being a part of this special time in your lives. I deeply feel the importance of love in our lives and value the lifelong commitment that is made through a wedding ceremony.