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Serving Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding Pacific Northwest since 2014, Ernie Claeson (EC Matrimony) is an award winning, highly sought after, experienced professional who specializes in creating tailored ceremonies to meet all of your needs and desires. Whether you are looking for something traditional or modern, Ernie is ready to work with you to create a ceremony that will represent you and your relationship. This is achieved by keeping an open line of communication throughout the planning process, and is an essential part to what he believes is the best way to make sure couples are comfortable going into their big day.

12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR 97005



13 Years

EC Matrimony


“We had Ernie as our officiant by pure luck, and we could not have been any happier! He took the time to get to know us and our story, and delivered the most beautiful ceremony. Our family and friends raved about how much they loved it and how awesome Ernie was. Our vows, and the ceremony as a whole, were spot on and fit us absolutely perfectly. It truly was better than we could’ve imagined! We highly recommend Ernie to anyone looking for the BEST officiant – he’s your guy!”
Christina E.

“My husband and I are so happy that we booked Ernie as our officiant for our wedding. He did such a great job from start to finish, and even made our ceremony customized to how we were wanting it and what best matched our personalities. My husband and I both recommend him to anyone who’s looking for an officiant.”

Susan T.

“Ernie was absolutely perfect for us on our wedding day. From the moment we inquired to our first meeting to the ceremony itself, he was superb. He made us feel comfortable, knew what to expect and let us put our own twist on things. He’s also very funny. I’m so glad we hired Ernie to officiate our wedding. He’s amazing.”
Lindsay M.


“I am one of the owners of Once Upon A Happy Ending Events based in Wilsonville. Recently we had the amazing opportunity to plan a wedding in just 30 days. Ernie came highly recommended to us by other wedding professionals and he did not disappoint! I was very impressed with his dedication and willingness to work with our couple, even on very short notice. Ernie has quickly become one of our preferred vendors and we highly recommend him!”

Kindred Spirits Planning & Design

Wedding Planners

“I have worked with EC Matrimony on a couple different occasions. The ceremony is always run flawlessly and is just perfect. My couples are always so happy with him.”

Carpe Diem Weddings & Events

Wedding Planners


EC Matrimony
Bronze Package

  Deposit $50

~ For elopements only. This is a very simple, concise ceremony.
~ For Portland Metro area only.
~ Couples may choose from three different ceremonies.

~ Minimal consultation over the phone

Silver Package

•  Rehearsal additional $100*

  Deposit $100
~ This is a personalized, unique ceremony created for you!

~ Allows couples to create the ceremony they’ve always wanted. We will walk through every aspect of the ceremony during our consultation, including ideas that you may not have thought about.
~ Option of having consultation over the phone or in-person (if schedule allows).

Sunstone Package

•  Rehearsal additional $100*
  Deposit $100
~ This package is designed for weddings on the Oregon Coast, Mount Hood, and The Gorge. This package includes everything in the Silver Package, and the travel fee is included in the price listed.

Gold Package

•  Rehearsal additional $100*
•  Deposit $150
~ Everything in the Silver package.
~ Officiant will not book another wedding on your day. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing no matter what may happen, the officiant will be available to you, your fiance, and anyone else involved in the wedding, all day long if needed!!
   (subject to availability – please call us for more info.)

    Add-On Service

EC Matrimony
Platinum Coordination Package

Need additional help to ensure the bridal party is ready on time?
Want to make sure you and your love have everything you need to have a perfect ceremony?

* This package can be added to any package, as officiant’s schedule allows
~ Officiant will arrive at least 60 minutes before ceremony.

~ Officiant will make sure everyone, and everything, is in order for the ceremony to start
    on time. That includes, but not limited to, the following:

1.) Groomsmen and Groom are in order with rings, vows, boutonnieres are on properly (if they have them), etc. 
2.) Bridesmaids and Bride have rings, vows, bouquets, etc.
3.) Officiant will make sure everyone knows where they are lining up, who they are walking down the aisle with, when to go, etc.
4.) Officiant will make sure everyone, including any directly-involved vendors, are aware of any last-minute changes and adjust things accordingly, as it pertains to the wedding ceremony. 
5.) Any other pertinent things, or issues that arise, that need to be done, in regards to the wedding ceremony itself. 
6.) Officiant will make sure license, and accompanying paperwork from the state, are in order pre-ceremony.

For more information on this special package, please contact us direct!



What an exciting time for you. This can be both a wonderful and stressful season, and we certainly understand why many people can get confused with where to begin, how to plan, or where to go to find great vendors. 

Let us put your mind at ease about your ceremony.

Where experience and affordability converge, that’s where you’ll find Ernie Claeson. He’s been licensed, ordained, and serving the
Northwest since 2003, and he enjoys doing what he loves – helping people.


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