This is just a small sample of what our amazing couple's are saying:
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"Ernie was very attentive to the bride and groom, making many contacts with them as well as myself (brides mom). Showed up with time to chat, check to make sure there was no changes in their plans. Dressed professionally and appropriate for their country wedding. Many compliments about the service, wording and the love and happiness between kids. Will absolutely use him again, when the next kiddo gets married. Thank you very much!!! You did an amazing job, HIGHLY recommend ☆☆☆☆☆"
"Ernie is a consummate professional! We had a unique wedding plan and Ernie went with it without a hitch! He stayed in touch with us for weeks leading up to the event. He showed up well before the ceremony and was very personable with our guests.
We were in the middle of house hunting while planning our wedding. Our final itinerary was given to Ernie just days before, and like the true professional he is, our wedding went off without a hitch. We would recommend Ernie to anyone needing a caring, thoughtful and detail oriented officiant!"
"As a wedding planner I know that the officiant really has to understand the couple getting married, they have to understand the style required, what religious requirements have to be respected and be a wordsmith. Ernie did a superb job of taking care of my clients needs for their wedding, he checked in with me to make sure we had everything we needed for the day, and he put their minds at ease with regards to their vows. On top of this on the wedding day it was pouring down and he didn't bat an eye. I really enjoyed working with Ernie & hope to work with him again soon."
Purple Lilly Events
"We hired Ernie for our wedding by just googling "wedding officiant". He replied, and after reading his profile and reviews, we were sure we found the perfect person to be our officiant on our perfect day!! We had added a couple of last minute things to our ceremony that Ernie flawlessly added to our ceremony without any rehearsal!! He is extremely professional, very down to earth and values the importance of the day!! We will have these memories for the rest of our life and we greatly appreciate all you did to make our wedding perfect!!! You will not be let down!!!!!!"
"Ernie was absolutely wonderful. He officiated our wedding Sunday 6/12. We had to change the date a couple of times and he was very accommodating. He was 100% professional & the ceremony was perfect. Please consider him for your upcoming wedding. I don't think you could ever go wrong. Thank you, Ernie! We couldn't be happier!"
"Ernie was great! We were running behind, and even though he had plans for later that day, he never waivered. He was very liked by my friends and family, and so open to any and all changes we threw at him. I would definitely recommend Ernie to any one wanting a great wedding experience! Thank you Ernie!
"Ernie was awesome! I had my ceremony on sand island in the Columbia. We weren't exactly sure what to expect and just did things at the last minute. When we got to the island we ended up having to take our shoes off and the guys had to roll up their pant to jump into two feet of water. Ernie was a great sport and jumped right in."
"He worked very well with all our added complications including working with a Chinese translator without a hesitation or disruption from his service. The service was exactly the type of ceremony we desired so we were well pleased and the guests thought we knew him for a long time."
"This referral is for anyone that wants or needs a great Officiant/Pastor. He is very experienced with weddings and did a masterful job of making ours just perfect! He has a great voice, he knows scripture very well and its evident that he has a long history with GOD. It was a pleasure to work with Ernie, a real gentleman. Pam and I hope we see Ernie again in a social setting. He is the kind of person you want to be friends with. Very, very good with weddings!"
"Ernie was a fantastic officiant. He discussed with us the type of ceremony we wanted to have and what things were important to us to include to make our day special (a hand blessing, unity candle, etc). He was professional and had a warm, caring disposition. He kept the ceremony lighthearted which helped everyone relax. I highly recommend."
"Ernie, was so nice and so helpful, even though the ceremony was almost an hour behind schedule. He kept things short and sweet for our ceremony which is exactly what we wanted! Would recommend him to anyone."
"Ernie did a fabulous job as officiant at our wedding. He was very considerate during our planning process, added some very good insights, and put together the perfect ceremony! At our wedding ceremony, he spoke clearly, sincerely and loud now for all to hear. I am very grateful that Ernie was our wedding officiant."
"My wedding officiant was chosen at the last minute. I originally was going to have someone else do it, but it just didn't feel right not only for my husband and I but for our guests attending. So I came on Thumbtack and Ernie Claeson struck my attention. The fact that he was available at the last minute was awesome, but he is so warm and welcoming and I could tell through talking and seeing him the day of my wedding that he loves what he does. Hes a man of God, but doesn't push his beliefs or teachings onto you and when it came to the ceremony he asked what we wanted, and if we wanted him to talk about God with the commitment of marriage, We wanted to touch on God, but we didn't want it to take over. Our ceremony was beautiful because of Ernie and my husband and I could not be happier. When it came to payment, Ernie worked with us on what we could afford, that was another sign for us that he was the one to officiate. Might sound weird, but doing research, officiants charge quite a lot, Ernie works with you because he knows financially what weddings entail. Ernie makes your day about you and makes your ceremony reflect you as a couple. I cant express enough how amazing and awesome he is, i mean I could but I would be writing forever lol. My message to a groom and bride would be to choose an officiant who resembles you as a couple and will do all in their power to make sure your ceremony is what you envisioned it to be, and if Im not being to forward his name is Ernie Claeson. Im glad I found him last minute because I probably would have never chose someone off Thumbtack and I didn't think of Thumbtack until the last minute and we really needed someone and Ernie Claeson felt like the best fit and Im so thankful for him being our officiant. Our ceremony was very special and definitely set the tone for us committing to each other as husband and wife. SO pick Ernie, you would be crazy not to. Thanks again Ernie!"
"Ernie was a wonderful wedding officiant, our original officiant backed out two weeks before the wedding, Ernie was willing to officiate on short notice. He did an amazing job, he was very professional and a pleasure to have in our wedding!!!!"
"I want to give a huge thumbs up to Ernie Claeson for officiating our wedding. Our first impression of him -- he was very personable, very accommodating to our needs and flexible with his schedule. During our rehearsal, he gave us guidance which smoothed the way for a wedding we will never forget and keep in our hearts forever. Thank you very much, Ernie. You were awesome!'
"Ernie was great!!! We wanted a low key, no rehearsal kind of a wedding. He went with it all and didn't pressure us and kept everything to our preference and made it easy. My family and friends all commented to us that he did a great job and asked us where we found him."
"Working with Ernie was a pleasure. He was our officiant for an 18 minute ceremony in Oregon City. I first contacted Ernie a month before the wedding. We then had two phone calls, and a face-to-face meeting after that. Ernie made sure to include all of the details that we wanted in our wedding. For example, I grew up Catholic and my wife grew up Protestant. So, Ernie included a nice mix of prayers and scripture which were common in both churches in an effort to please all family members. Moreover, Ernie was happy to wear a suit even though we had an outdoor wedding in the middle of August at 4pm with no shade. Also, our wedding was non-traditional. We wrote our own vows, and read them to each other out loud. Ernie was loud, clear and sincere, and I would recommend to anyone looking for a wedding officiant."
"Ernie was absolutely amazing. My nerves were absolutely shook that day and he kept it short and sweet as promised. He worked with our budget and handled my crazy family fabulously. I would recommend him to anybody and truly appreciate his services for our special day!"
"Ernie tailored the ceremony to our expectations, When things didn't go exactly as planned with the sound system he helped us not to panic while we came up with another cd player. He has a great sense of humor. It was a professional ceremony and every one said he did a good job. We will recommend him to others."
"Ernie was did a terrific job officiating our wedding on July 25th. He was easy to get ahold of and did an extremely professional job. He was understanding when we had to push back the ceremony time, and did a wonderful job marrying my husband and I. I would and will highly recommend him to friends and family! Thank you, Ernie! You made our special day so awesome!"
"My husband and I consider ourselves lucky to have found Ernie. He is a kind, genuine man and he helped make our ceremony beautiful. He helped me stay calm during the process and even made our guests laugh. His presence made a great impression on many of our guests and family"
"Ernie saved the day and did a fantastic job at our wedding. His words were so beautifully and eloquently put. My wife and I were so happy and moved by what he said. We saved a video of our ceremony and we always like to watch it. Thank you so much, Ernie!!"