Lionscrest Wedding Officiant


“Dear Ritchie, Thank you so much for performing our wedding ceremony.  It was so beautiful.  Everyone complemented you and how talented and heartfelt your ceremony and presentation was.  We are so thankful we found you!  Despite all of the crazy wind, the most important part of the day (the ceremony) was perfect, memorable and everything we dreamed of.  Thank you.”

Gretchen and Will


Q. What kind of services do you offer?

A. I offer services for a variety of ceremonies:


Weddings: Romantic Elopement, Christian, Spiritual, Non-Denominational, Civil, Wedding Rehearsals

– Wedding Vow Renewals

– Baby Dedications

– Baptisms

– Memorial Services

Where do you perform ceremonies?

A. I perform ceremonies throughout Northern Colorado.  In the mountains, parks, backyards, homes, reception halls, wedding chapels and churches or venues of your choice. (See Home Page)

What are your fees?

A. My wedding Service Fees begin at $ 150.00. (See Service Page for details.) Fees for other non-wedding services given upon consultation.

Q. Do you require a deposit?

A. Yes.  A reservation contract for your wedding requires a 50 % non-refundable deposit at the time of booking.

Q. Is Pre-marital counseling required?

A. No, it is not required.

Q.  How do we obtain a marriage license and when should we purchase it?Loveland Wedding License

A.  You must obtain your Colorado license from a County Courthouse.  I can assist  you with information on obtaining your wedding license or further information can be obtained at: www.usmarriagelaws.com.    

Q. Can we write our own wedding vows?

A. Yes. I will work with you to customize your ceremony to include your own vows.

Q. Can we include children in the ceremony?

A. Of course!  I can offer a number of choices on how to include your children in your ceremony.

Q. What happens if you cannot perform our ceremony due to an emergency?

A. I have well-qualified backup officiants who can provide services in my absence. This would be a very rare occurrence as I am committed to being there for your special day. 

Q. How do I contact you?

A. Contact me by clicking on the Contact Us link or call (970) 412-2684.