All of our packages include an innovative, immersive ceremony writing process.
It’s your story. Tell it through your ceremony.
Pricing ranges between $400-825.
Getting to Know You Through Unlimited Meetings
We’ll send a questionnaire to learn about you two. Your answers will help us guide the following conversations together. We like to keep our conversations casual like friends chatting. We’ll ask some questions to help you tell your story, probably over dinner or a glass of wine. If you’re open to it, we love talking to family and friends to obtain more insight into you.
*applies to all packages except our base package, an affordable option for couples with limited budget.
Writing Your Story 100% Template-FreeOur writing process is truly like none other. We’ll send a link to a Google Doc so you can be part of the process while we write your ceremony 100% from scratch. We’ll setup additional meetings to keep learning about you and revise the ceremony until it’s perfect. We don’t use templates or filler material.
Prepping You for Your DayNo matter how big or small your ceremony is, every couple has access to The Vow Journal, Vow Sessions and The Rehearsal Guide, all materials to help you prep for your day. You’ll head into your ceremony with nothing to worry about – we’ll guide you through the entire thing!
Your Team of Officiants
All of our officiants are professionally trained storytellers and writers with prior experience telling stories. Read and watch a bit more about them below!
Founder + Officiant
(she/her)Liz founded Liz Rae & Co in 2015 during her best friend Maranda’s engagement. Her friend, Timmie, at the time also struggled with finding an LGBTQ-friendly officiant that custom-wrote ceremonies. Liz believes the ceremony is the best part of the wedding day and wanted to make a change in the industry by emphasizing not only the important of marriage ceremonies but insluvity as well.
When she isn’t writing ceremonies, she works for a tech company during the day and a film production company by night. She’s been writing her whole life, but gained her storytelling knowledge through Faber Academy’s novel program and UCLA’s TV and Film Writing degree. You can read some of her writing on her website, Liz Rae and more notably on Thought Catalog. She writes freelance for a variety of clients in various industries.
She speaks Spanish, some French, and some Italian, and she’s lived in France, Italy, Spain, Peru, the United Kingdom. She’s traveled to every continent except Antarctica.
She loves writing weddings of all kinds — her favorite part about the job is figuring out how to tell each and every story! She can’t wait to get to know you and be part of your wedding. 🙂
Emma is a born and bred Minnesotan, and proud of it! While she has traveled to many destinations, Minnesota has always been home, even with the sometimes harsh winters. But, that just makes the beautiful springs and summers all the more enjoyable, especially because that means it’s cabin time!
Emma has been passionate about the arts for as long as she can remember; it’s no wonder that she studied music and theater in college. She loves connecting to characters, stories, and music, and she also loves to connect with people. As a high school speech coach, she is blessed with the opportunity to work with students and fellow coaches who share those passions, and who get excited about creating something unique.
When not at her day job as a Special Education Paraprofessional, or coaching, Emma also performs regularly as a backup dancer/singer for Twin Cities drag queen, Roxi Manacoochi, and performs in other shows around the cities, as well. Her hobbies include reading, playing music, doing yoga, traveling, and watching movies/TV (probably too much, haha, but definitely not).
When Emma’s brother and sister-in-law asked her to officiate their wedding, there were no words to express the love and honor she felt. It was a true joy to be a part of their day in that role, and she would be thrilled to share your day with you!
Emma likes to blend humor and light-hearted fun with those special, meaningful moments, and she looks forward to creating your unique blend!
She can’t wait to connect with you, and hear your story!
A native of Minneapolis who spent his summers at his grandparent’s lake place, Mark is a Minnesotan through-and-through, even though at various times he has also called Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, and New Orleans home.
A poet who started out filling notebooks during cross-country jaunts on innumerable Greyhound busses and also while working nights at a small donut shop during high school, he brings a unique perspective to every situation, every story that needs telling. Storytelling with unique insight and honest affection.
Especially when that story needs to be told with a laugh, or a smile.
A former radio announcer, and stage veteran of high school and community theatre, there is rarely a situation that Mark won’t embrace with gusto or that catches him off-guard. You’re in good hands with him at the helm of your wedding.
Looking for a different approach to your ceremony? The more off-beat, the better. If you have a wedding idea that you’re holding back on because you’re not sure ‘if you can’ Mark is your guy. Whether it is a groom singing with his in-moments-mother-in-law or a family-blending knot tying for five (one that you do not learn in scouts!) to reading (in Swedish) an email from a wedding couple’s Swedish Vallhund,
Mark is the guy you want to take your ‘not sure’ to ‘yeah, piece of cake.’
Mark looks forward to working with you and making your day everything you want it to be.
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