Hello, my name is Assunta.
I am a wedding celebrant or what many call, officiant. Originally from Italy, from where I was born and grew up on the beautiful island of Ischia, I moved to the United States in my 20’s and to the Pacific Northwest a few years later. Since 2011, I have had the honors of marrying couples. In December 2012 I witnessed the passing of Ref74, which gave same gender couples the right to marry. I am hoping that one day- everyone, everywhere will have the right to marry the one they love. Although I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I do travel free of charge unless I need to get on an airplane or go out of state. If that is your situation, we can talk about travel fees. I speak Italian as well as English and can officiate your special ceremony in Italian. I am also a make-up artist and licensed esthetician and can easily include those services in your wedding. I marry couples of all denominations and same gender. I believe that love knows no gender and should be celebrated in every form.
But, enough about me, What is your story? How can I make your day memorable? See below a list of possible choices. Of course, if you do not see what you want or need, I can customize everything.
The Fee for my services will include:
- A personalized ceremony
- Attend Rehearsal
- Directions on how to get a marriage license
- A cultural tradition to your ceremony, if you wish and need more suggestions
- As early as you need me at your wedding
- As many consultations as needed, online or in-person
- Unlimited communication after I am hired
- A guide to writing your own vows
- A draft of your ceremony for review
- Travel up to 50 miles from Skagit Valley, WA free of charge
- Make-up services, as needed
I can also be available for elopement, intimate ceremony and have amazing suggestions for you! Keep on reading…
Your wedding day should be spectacular and an occasion to remember, therefore if you need a last minute, small wedding with just family and a few friends or if you are eloping, I can help to customize a short and sweet ceremony, which is both memorable and romantic. Let me know your needs, wants and likes and I’ll be happy to help make your special day, a memorable one. No matter how big, how small, how different and how creative. I have no limits.
Something Different and Oh! So very Romantic!
Elope to Italy or not elope to Italy, have a full wedding there. I can make it happen. Remember I am from Italy and have ALL the connections we need to make your special day an amazing fairy tale event. I am in partnership with a wedding and event planner and consultant. Elite Weddings is from Italy and we can make things happen. Just say the word –Italia!
But wait…There is more.
I happen to be married to a photographer and not just any photographer. Russell Chandler has been photographing people and the world for 30 years and has been on assignments all over the globe and can be easily convinced to photograph your wedding. So, if you are in need of a photographer, in the United States or in Italy – let me know.
To Reserve a Date
To reserve a date for your ceremony: I accept cash, check or Credit Cards in person. Please note: Your date and time are not reserved until I receive your booking fee of $200. All booking fees are applicable to the total fee and are non-refundable. Your balance will be due one month prior to your wedding date. If you have to cancel your wedding date for unforeseen circumstances, I am happy to reschedule for another mutually agreed upon date. This offer will expire two-months from your wedding date. I am usually pretty booked-up, my suggestion is to reserve a spot as soon as you decide on the wedding date. Sometimes, I have the privilege to officiate a last minute wedding, so please. Do check with me on dates.
Now a Final Word.
I charge $425.00 for local weddings, up to 50 miles from Skagit Valley, WA. There will be a slight increase of fee if I need to travel outside the 50 miles. A medium increase if I have to travel out of state. A bigger increase if I need to get on an airplane. If make-up is needed for the bride, my fee is $125.00. For bridesmaids add an additional $50 per person. We can talk about fees when we need to talk about those fees.
One thing you can be sure of is that I will do all I can do to immortalize your special day. I will work with you, be there for you, answer your questions and make my part as easy and stress free as possible. Looking forward to meeting you!
Thank you for reading my ranting’s!