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Officiant in Washington, District Of Columbia,
(202) 930-1138

About Us

River and Root Ceremonies is a unique officiant business located in Washington, D.C. I work with individuals, couples and families to create ceremonies that honor your major life transition. I use my training and experience, along with your ideas and love story, to craft a ceremony that represents you and your partner.

PLEASE NOTE, I am currently on sabbatical and will only be booking in-person weddings for June 2021, July 2021, and August 2021 at the moment. I am happy to work with you remotely on ceremony consults for events taking place outside that time frame. Thank you for understanding!


Hannah Nielsen-Jones is the owner and lead celebrant of this company. She graduated from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, and has been a part of the wedding industry since 2015. She has a background in theater, and uses her creativity to create a ceremony with language that reflects who you are. Hannah is licensed in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and she’s willing to travel within 100 miles of the District. She’s also fluent in Spanish, so she’s happy to perform bilingual ceremonies.

Services Offered

This passionate celebrant offers a complimentary meeting, so you can decide if she’s right for you. After selecting her, Hannah will send you a questionnaire to get to know you better, and then start drafting your unique ceremony. You will have the final say over everything that is said. Her services include:

  • Customized vows
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Elopements
  • Vow renewals
  • Anniversaries
  • Civil unions
  • Non-religious
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Consulting services

Adam Jones

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  • Hannah is absolutely incredible! She was professional, personable and made our special day better than we could have imagined. We cannot recommend her enough; our ceremony was above and beyond, thanks to her. The process leading up to the big day was fun and intimate and really got us excited for our celebration of love. During the ceremony, she was able to express our love for each other through her beautiful words while capturing the essence of our relationship. 10/10 would recommend, our wedding would not have been the same without her! She's the best there is!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much, Adam (full disclosure - we are cousins!) It was such a joy to get to know you and S in this special way, and it meant a lot to be a part of your wonderful wedding celebration. Thank you both for the thoughtfulness, thoroughness, care and and compassion you showed yourselves and each other throughout the ceremony writing process. Big hugs!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 750.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 275.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union

    What services do you provide?

    Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Bilingual

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    No Denomination

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    DC, MD, VA

    What languages do you speak?


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