Wedding Officiant/Ordained Minister

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At the very first wedding I performed I knew this was the work I was meant to do. The three of us standing at the altar is one of the most precious moments I’ve ever known. Couples say they never forget the person who married them. I want your wedding to be the best memory ever.

I specialize in non-religious, non-denominational ceremonies. I’ll travel anywhere in the USA, for any couple who wants to be married.

Claire Winston-Wade, Wedding Officiant and Owner of Savoir Claire

Claire Winston-Wade, Wedding Officiant and Ordained Minister

Martha, Claire and Brian celebrate

Claire is absolutely amazing – I cannot say enough good things about her! My husband and I planned a very last minute elopement. When we booked Claire we had no timeframe, and didn’t know when or where the wedding be. She was beyond accommodating with working with us, as well as helping with referrals for any services we’d need for our day. Our ceremony was amazing and we have not stopped talking about it. We really couldn’t have asked for a more sweet or heartfelt woman to officiate – we absolutely love her and we are already talking about vow renewals because we want to do it all over again! The whole day was amazing and we couldn’t have dreamed of a better day! It poured the day of our wedding, and in time for the ceremony it let up to a drizzle/steady rain. Claire never complained about being outdoors in the rain with no umbrella or tent. In fact, she and our crew of photography members celebrated how gorgeous the rain was with us! It was a wonderful, beautiful day and Claire added personal touches to our ceremony like no one else could have. She was absolutely the best choice for our day!

Martha & Brian, August 2017

Savoir Claire responded with the following comments:
“This wedding was so unique and magical I sometimes wonder if I dreamed it. Martha & Brian’s story is extraordinary and their stunningly beautiful misty elopement at the Bethel Inn Lake House was too. It was so joyful, meaningful, and blissfully private. I’ve fallen for these two and plan to stay in touch as they live their happily ever after life as a married couple.”

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don’t call it a dream



A man putting the wedding ring on his brides finger during a ceremony

There are so many types of wedding ceremonies. Give good thought to the kind of ceremony you’d like for your wedding. I have a number of samples I can share with you. I encourage couples to consider readings & musical interludes by family and friends. I adore when children play a role in a wedding ceremony. Pets of all kinds are always welcome. Let’s create a ceremony tailor-made just for you.

Before our introductory meeting, think about the vows you’d like to recite at your wedding. I can provide sample vows to select from or to use for inspiration if you choose to write your own. If you write your own vows, be sure you leave yourself enough time to edit & rehearse.

Bold Decorations with the Savoir Claire Logo

Jessie and Jake say:
Claire was nothing short of amazing. We met with Claire in person and communicated fairly regularly by phone/email leading up the wedding. She was fun to talk to and genuinely cared about making sure that we had the ceremony we wanted. Once we got to the actual wedding, she was a calming presence and extremely easy to work with. During the ceremony, as an officiant, Claire was wonderful – she has a great officiant voice and delivery. We got tons of compliments on the ceremony and Claire’s officiating. People couldn’t believe we hadn’t known Claire our whole lives. I can’t imagine having chosen a different officiant and I would highly recommend Claire to anyone looking!

Savoir Claire responded with the following comments:

“What an awesome review. It was exactly how I remember working with Jessie & Jake. They were unflappable as ceremony plans developed, sending such calm edits and ideas – I loved working with them! Turns out I worked down the hall from Jake’s Mom for years in Boston. Such a small world. I’ll be staying in touch for sure – best wishes! PS: YES! They did indeed have a man wearing a bear head in the wedding party!”

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Jessie & Jake, September 2017

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Dances with Wolves

I’m a wedding Officiant now, but in another life, I worked at a zoo. Yes, I was a zookeeper. And got to know two wolves. There were two adult Timberwolves on exhibit in a wooded enclosure. Once, the curator of wolves invited me in to visit with them while he cleaned the exhibit. He said animals, in general, seemed to like me, so why not try. So I did.

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If I Officiated Harry & Meghan’s Wedding

Guests begin to arrive. I can watch through a Chapel window. There’s Arnold & Maria. Lord, they go to a lot of weddings. That’s George Clooney & his family. The Bush twins arrive. That isn’t Kanye, is it? Oh Christ, yes it is with Kim, of course. I hope she keeps him quiet. Thank God Serena Williams is there. She can take Kanye out if he acts up. Oh my, there’s Justin Trudeau and his wife. And here comes the President of France. Wow. Macron’s wife really is in remarkable shape.

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Are you planning your wedding? Would you like to check my availability or receive a rate quote? Let's connect today:

Claire Winston-Wade
207.671.7237 (EST)