WELCOME TO MARRIED BY MARKLEY
Everything from short & sweet to in-depth, I work together WITH you to write the perfect wedding ceremony to reflect the marriage you are actually creating, in a way that fits your wedding ceremony vision.
I’ve always been confident in front of crowds (think back to high school pep rally assemblies, youth drama & musical productions) and when it was time for me to plan MY wedding, I wrote the script myself because I knew what I wanted (and what I didn’t!). I knew that I wasn’t personally very religious and didn’t want to “fake it” with the traditional wordings and prayers. I wanted real. Fast forward a few years to 2019, and I’m an officiant ordained by Universal Life Church Ministries. I’d love to work with you to tailor a wedding scripted just as you’d like, as creative or traditional as you desire. It’s your wedding, the vows you speak should fit to YOU as a couple! My ceremony outline packet helps make sure that we cover every scenario and address details you may not have even considered yet. If you’re looking for a wedding officiant that truly cares about bringing your vision for your ceremony to life, you’ve found the right one.
Customizable script options to personalize your wedding. Open to all couples and wedding styles, from formal ballrooms to intimate woodland elopements. Don’t even know where to begin? DON’T WORRY…I do! My initial questionnaire will help you plot out the things that are important to you for your ceremony, and maybe even help you recognize details you haven’t thought of yet. Will the bride be “given away”, or just walked to the altar? Do you have someone you didn’t make a part of your wedding party, but still want them to help in some way? I have ideas for that!
I can also help with coordination- processional order, who walks when, timing, etc. Fluffing dresses, installing cake toppers, prepping photo op stations you didn’t even realize were going to be a thing… I can even bring an assistant (or two!) with me sometimes to just provide an extra hand with all those little details that pop up at the last minute! I’ve been around a LOT of weddings, and can offer you multiple options and styles of things that truly work. Avoiding hiccups by easing you through the process is one of my skills and honestly, I love doing it. Click into my testimonials to see real reviews from real brides.
Start your marriage off on the right path by truly making your ceremony fitting for YOU!
Dani was absolutely wonderful to work with and helped to make our elopement at Snoqualmie Falls exactly what we were envisioning. She made the process of determining the ceremony script very easy and provided many options for personalization. She listened to what we wanted and gave reassurance when needed. Dani made sure to ask all the questions that I hadn’t necessarily thought about prior to our wedding day without being overwhelming. She even planned for the ever-changing PNW weather by packing clear umbrellas, which is something I had never even thought about! I was so thankful to have Dani with us since she took charge like a total boss. She cleared the perfect space for our ceremony by respectfully asking the other park patrons if they would mind moving for a wedding before we even made it down to the spot. Her warmth and bubbly personality exuded as she performed the ceremony and truly captured the emotion of the day. It was perfect for our small, intimate ceremony. I cannot thank Dani enough for the service she provided. Her kindness through the day, from taking some beautiful photos to mailing our certificate (one less thing for me to worry about!), was above and beyond and made a typically stressful day seamless.
We had two wedding ceremonies, on two different sides of the US. I wish Danielle could have officiated both for us, because she was so cheerful and fun to be around and we know now that's not always the case. Prior to our ceremony, she communicated well and made sure she had received our vows with plenty of time to prepare. I loved how she hid our vows in a book rather than reading from a single sheet of paper, and prior to the wedding asked about our colors and dress code so she wouldn't clash. Danielle's upbeat personality and attention to detail definitely set her apart from other officiants and I would highly recommend her for your wedding!
Dani was such a blessing on our special day. She was extremely professional with the perfect amount of fun to keep things upbeat for everyone. Right from the start she had excellent communication and guided us in creating our dream ceremony. I would recommend Dani to anyone looking for an officiant!
We just love Danielle! From the moment we reached out to her, she was so helpful, very responsive and felt like a close friend. She had great ideas to include in our ceremony and helped us taylor our vows specifically for us. She truly made our ceremony flow and feel more special then we had hoped! We can’t thank her enough!
Danielle was a wonderful officiant. She was quick to respond and able to help me and my husband complete our vows on our 8th anniversary. Even though my request was last minute, we figured out how to get everyone together no matter rain or shine! Danielle made us feel special, even though our wedding was unconventional and tiny. Still, it turned out perfectly and I'm happy to have Danielle. Thank you for marrying me and my husband. It means the world to us!
We just want to thank you again for being a part of our special day. I love that you told our love story so well. I also have to say that you have such a fun and warming personality, you made it so easy to talk to. You get 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ in our books 🥰
Located in Western Washington. Open to further destinations, let’s talk about it! Pricing for my services varies by need and location, as well as a few other variables. Please reach out and I will ask you a few questions to make sure I can provide exactly the right services for you.
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