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Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend

Mary Ellen Deckelmann, MA
(541) 312-3393

Artist at Heart • Lover of Nature • Evolving Human

Mary Ellen Deckelmann, MA – is an Officiant, Minister, Celebrant – who will add a contemporary, inspiring, and fun feel to your Wedding Ceremony.

Being a “Love” and or Relationship Happiness Coach makes it easy for her to connect with you and to find out what is truly important for you in the life you are creating together in Love.

Mary Ellen is dedicated to the magic and the spirit of deep-human-connections and because of this she is able to evoke a feeling of sacredness – love and ritual that is joyful, light-hearted and friendly.

She brings fresh ideas to communicating your Love-Story in your ceremony – as she is whimsical, soulful, wise, and highly professional.

She honors all paths that lead to love and commitment. She has performed over 1200 Weddings throughout the Northwest & Maine which add to her relaxed, creative, kind, and meaningful style.

Mary Ellen grew up in Tanzania, Spain, Turkey, Sri Lanka, and Oregon.

She is a student of human potential, consciousness, and mindfulness – which adds to her expanded world-view and capacity to work graciously with her diverse clients from all-over-the-world. She loves nature and beauty – and knows so many spectacular locations for your Ceremony.

Mary Ellen is so much more than your classic Officiant – she is more of a choreographer of ceremony- a day-of-coordinator – who loves to ensure your ceremony is well organized – flows effortlessly, and touches the hearts of everyone present.

She orchestrates beautiful ceremonies of Love with grace and ease – as the ceremony she creates will be a unique expression of your love and who you are.

Photographer Credit:
Victoria Carlson, Meredith Sands Photography, Byron Roe Photography, Gwen Shoemaker Photography

Mary Ellen,

“We just wanted you to know how much we appreciated your presence at our Wedding.Your energy just shoots out of you in all directions. I swear you could light up a dark room. You have a gift.You were so wonderful in every way. Clay and I feel so fortunate to have had you for our Officiant. You are wise beyond your years and your made every step of the ceremony fun. You are a gifted teacher of life and so upbeat and enthusiastic – your positive outlook and realism toward life is enlightening and contagious. I can not imagine what our wedding would have like if you had a different person officiate our ceremony. You made our Wedding everything we wanted and more.”

Clay and Pamela

Good Morning Mary Ellen,

“I am just reflecting on our wedding yesterday an I am in happy tears about how beautiful it was! I wanted to thank you once again for the time you spent on our ceremony and the interest you showed in our own unique love story!! We will forever look fondly upon the memories and our precise vows. Thank you for organizing all the details and being so flexible and creative. Anyway, again we thank you for making our day so perfect and beautiful!!”

Jennifer and Patrick

Dear Mary Ellen,

“Thank you for our beautiful ceremony into most perfect setting that you helped us find. You made our day magical and memorable. We are so lucky we found you.”

Laurie and John

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Celebrate Love in Bend, Oregon with Weddings With Heart / Elope Bend

A Ceremony as Unique as Your Love

In the heart of Central Oregon, where the stunning landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for love stories, Weddings With Heart / Elope Bend stands out as a beacon of inclusivity and warmth. Mary Ellen, the dedicated officiant behind Weddings With Heart, has been crafting memorable ceremonies that reflect the unique love stories of couples from all walks of life.

Inclusive Ceremonies for Every Love Story

At Weddings With Heart / Elope Bend, diversity is not just welcomed; it is celebrated. Whether you dream of a non-denominational, religious, non-religious, or LGBTQIA+ ceremony, Mary Ellen is committed to making your vision a reality. Her warm and open-hearted approach ensures that every couple feels seen and heard, regardless of their background or orientation.

From Intimate Elopements to Grand Celebrations

Bend, Oregon, with its picturesque landscapes, serves as the perfect canvas for love to blossom. Mary Ellen is not only familiar with the breathtaking outdoor locations of Central Oregon but thrives on the diversity they offer. From secluded mountain hideaways to the heart of downtown Bend, and from parks to resorts and golf courses, Weddings With Heart can turn any location into a stage for your love story.

Adventurous Ceremonies in Central Oregon

For the adventurous souls seeking a unique wedding experience, Weddings With Heart / Elope Bend goes above and beyond. Mary Ellen frequently collaborates with couples who envision saying their vows in remote mountain locations accessible only by a hike. Picture exchanging your vows amidst the tranquility of nature, surrounded by the beauty of the Oregon wilderness.

Guidance and Support Every Step of the Way

Planning a wedding involves numerous details, and Mary Ellen understands the importance of a stress-free experience. Beyond crafting the perfect ceremony, she extends her support to help couples with their vows, ensuring that each word resonates with the depth of their commitment. Additionally, Weddings With Heart takes care of all the legal aspects, allowing couples to focus on the joyous celebration of their union.

Your Love, Your Way

Whether you’re dreaming of an intimate elopement or a grand celebration, Weddings With Heart / Elope Bend is dedicated to making your wedding day as unique as your love. Mary Ellen’s passion for crafting personalized ceremonies, combined with her expertise in navigating the legalities, ensures that each couple can focus on what truly matters – the celebration of their love.

In Bend, Oregon, where nature’s beauty complements the beauty of love, Weddings With Heart / Elope Bend is the go-to choice for couples seeking a wedding officiant who understands the significance of their unique love story. Let your journey into marriage begin with a ceremony that truly has heart.