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Weddings & Handfastings



Events & Ceremonies

Weddings & Handfastings

Just as the sun's warmth and the earth's magic
     blend together to create a third entity, 
    so shall you two create something new
        by the blending of your energies.

Karen has been performing weddings, commitment ceremonies, handfastings, and unions for more than 20 years for couples of diverse religious and sexual orientations. Each ceremony is created to address the unique needs of the couple, the family, and the setting.

The elements of your custom ceremony will range from the traditional to the eclectic. Personal consultation will determine these elements.

  • Casting a Circle
  • Prayers
  • Calling the Spirits
  • Ring Exchange
  • Handfasting / Cord Cutting
  • Wedding Broom
  • Unity Candle
  • Exchange of Vows
  • Sharing Bread and Wine
  • Hair Cutting
  • Pronouncement
  • Indoor or Outdoor ceremonies

Karen has been an ordained minister with the Universal Ministries since March 2004.

For more information or to schedule your Ceremony, contact me!


Karen Hefner performed our wedding ceremony. and was so helpful with the entire process. She took a lot of time talking to us, and helped guide us in creating how we wanted our special day to unfold. She helped craft the wedding itself, she incorporated our very mixed family and diverse guests into the ceremony. She listened to our thoughts and feelings and managed to express our heartfelt meaning and spirit throughout the ceremony.
Our guests are still talking about the amazing service. Karen took the time to make us a broom to jump, perfectly personalizing it just for us. We are very proud to display it in our living room. Karen’s love and care that went into our special day was amazing. I truly can not imagine what our day would have been without her. Karen has long been an inspiration to me and a dear friend. The fact that she agreed to perform our ceremony was an absolute honor.
— Peggy Doyle and Scott Miller Vancouver, Washington