Wedded Bliss

Ceremony Officiant

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Creating Unique Wedding Ceremonies

I am a non-denominational wedding officiant who writes and performs custom ceremonies. I pride myself on getting to know clients so that each couple feels they were married by a friend. I began officiating weddings in 2016 when a friend asked me to officiate her wedding. I was flattered, but nervous. The more I crafted her ceremony, and spoke with the couple about their vision, the more passionate I became about the process. I am an English teacher by trade, but officiating has allowed me to use my strong people skills and writing skills in a new way, while helping couples live out their vision of the perfect wedding ceremony. I specialize in custom ceremonies, which begins with each couple completing the love story questionnaire. This allows me to learn about each couple’s history so that I can compose the ideal ceremony. This process is perfect for anything from a traditional wedding to a ceremony where belief systems are blended to create something unique.


Briana Nicole testimonial for Wedded Bliss Ceremony Officiant
“Amazing is the first word that comes to mind! Easy to chat with! Quickly understands the vision of one’s vows! Excellent presentation! Would highly recommend.”

Briana Nicole

Mark Largo testimonial for Wedded Bliss Ceremony Officiant
“Emily was fantastic! She is an amazing person and made me feel comfortable before and during a wedding ceremony that I recently photographed. She is very professional and her communication skills are top notch! Her winning personality shines thru and I had a wonderful time working with her. She is great at what she does and will work with you! Highly recommended!”

Mark Largo

Nora Verzaal testimonial for Wedded Bliss Ceremony Officiant
“Emily is amazing! Extremely organized and professional! Loved her entire Ceremony and would absolutely recommend her for your special day! It was so genuine and heartfelt and you can really tell this is her passion!”

Nora Verzaal

Pete R. testimonial for Wedded Bliss Ceremony Officiant
“As a professional wedding DJ with over 1000 weddings under my belt. I can personally say you did an amazing job and were super fun & professional. You made the ceremony so fun!! 5 stars.”

Pete Rosendahl

Wedding Ceremony Officiant in the Quad Cities | Testimonial
“Emily officiated our son and new daughter-in-law Zach and Sarah Stahl’s September 21, 2018 Wedding. She did an amazing job! My husband and I really liked the very thoughtful and insightful things she said during the ceremony. She was very pleasant to all the guests and helpful with any questions prior to the wedding.
We would very much recommend Emily and Wedded Bliss Ceremony Officiant!”

Colleen Thompson Stahl

Wedding Ceremony Officiant in the Quad Cities | Testimonial
“Emily was the officiant at my step-daughters wedding. I am used to church weddings and didn’t know what to expect. The ceremony was perfect. She was so prepared and did such a nice job of making it so relevant to Sam and Josh. I found out later There was a last minute change that my daughter made and Emily made it seem like it was always part of the ceremony. I would recommend Emily to anyone looking for an officiant. This is a true calling for you Emily!”

Amy Depoorter Rohwer

leslie marie
“We were her very first wedding in September 2016, and we couldn’t have been happier! My husband and I were struggling with deciding on who we wanted to officiate our wedding. Once I thought of Emily it made perfect sense. She’s great in front of crowds, is an English teacher by trade, and is such an amazing writer.”

Leslie Marie

greg shipp
“We met multiple times to plan and review the ceremony. She took our ideas and incorporated our personalities to deliver a unique experience. I couldn’t be happier with the result.”

Greg Shipp

kathleen day
“She does a wonderful job. I highly recommend her. She is professional and cares about what she is doing for lovely couples.”

Kathleen Day

john cannon
“Emily was easy to work with, personable and creative. Her thoughtfulness, preparation and personality really enhanced the ceremony. I would recommend Wedded Bliss and Emily to any of my friends. If you’re looking for a thoughtful, dedicated, professional and fun officiant, Emily is who you are looking for.”

John Cannon

erin townsend
“She was professional, personal and really took the time to get to know each individual and what they imagined their wedding day to be like. It was a beautiful ceremony and I would highly recommend her for any couple looking for a memorable and loving experience.”

Erin Townsend

“I had the pleasure of being a guest at the 1st wedding Emily officiated. She was poised, professional, and able to deliver a unique ceremony that left the couple very pleased and guests entertained. I look forward to hearing her again at another wedding she is officiating for a friend this coming fall!”

Sara Brutsche

josh canada
“When your wedding planning is hectic, and your mind is in a million different spots trying to organize the day it is without a doubt wonderful to have Emily there to help guide your day. She makes sure that you and your loved one are calm and collect. I would and will be recommending her to anyone mentioning weddings!”

Josh Canada

whitney day
“Emily was the officiant for SIL wedding. She did amazing and made it very personal. Highly recommend her services to make your wedding day perfect!”

Whitney Day