Simplicity In Spirit

I am an Ordained Minister in Interfaith Ministries.  I attended the New Seminary of Interfaith Studies in New York City from 2006-2008.  After a beautiful ceremony, I was ordained in June of 2008 at St. John's of the Divine.  I performed my first wedding in NYC a week after my ordination.  I did not go to seminary to become a wedding officiant.  After attending a workshop on creating wedding ceremonies I fell in love with the idea of joining couples in love, in marriage.  I knew I was going to do this work, and this work is more like play for me, even though I take it very seriously.

I hold no bias as to race, religion, or lifestyle and am free to help you express your love and commitment to each other in the way that it is most meaningful to you.  

I specialize in all types of ceremonies; traditional, non-traditional, interfaith, non-denominational/civil ceremonies, vow renewals, spiritual, secular, romantic, serious or silly. As an interfaith minister, I honor all faiths and respect your personal beliefs.  I will listen closely and honor your wishes.  Its your day. Its your ceremony. Its that simple.

I am open to including all types of rituals. From ring exchange, sharing of vows, hand wrapping, sand rituals, etc. If you want it, its there. Again, its that simple.

I live Inland Northwest and am based out of Sandpoint Idaho. I am willing to travel to Washington and Montana to officiate your ceremony.

Wedding Ceremonies

What To Expect:

  • When you contact me by phone or email I will respond to you ASAP
  • Initial consult will follow either in person or by phone to see if I am a good fit for you.

If you choose me as your Minister:

  • 1-3, more if needed, personal sessions where we get to know one another and your desires concerning your ceremony. These session will be done either in person or by phone.
  • A personalized ceremony that's yours and represents you as a couple.
  • Email of first draft, After which I will make the needed changes until it is exactly as you want it.
  • Email support throughout the process
  • Day of support throughout the ceremony
  • Rehearsal support if chosen
  • Printed copy of ceremony day of your wedding
  • Signing and mailing of Marriage License
  • And more...

I am with you every step of the way through the ceremony.  On your wedding day I will arrive in advance and coordinate with your wedding planner or maitre d', your musicians or DJ,  and your photographer to see that everything takes place in a smooth and timely manner.  In the absence of a wedding planner I am happy to function as your guide and coach. I will support you and your wedding party at every moment. I am here to make your ceremony and wedding day as simple and smooth as possible.

I will work with you to create a personal and unique ceremony that represents you individually, as a couple, and what you believe in.  A wedding ceremony is a sacred event that must reflect the values, beliefs, and desires of the couples I work with.  My goal is to honor your path and the cultural, creative, or traditional rituals you might choose to include.  I strive to provide you with a ceremony that honors you, your relationship and commitment, as well as your invited guests. 

Every couple I meet, every ceremony I celebrate is unique and remarkable.  My goal is to support you so that when you get married you feel relaxed and truly present to give your heart to your partner. I bring to you years of experience in planning, preparing, writing and performing personal, meaningful, and romantic ceremonies, so that you can feel confident, at ease and at peace on your wedding day. 

I am with you every step of the way through the ceremony and I will guide the process to help you feel centered and able to really experience and enjoy your moment.  I am there for you to make this special day everything you imagined and dreamed of. 

Simplicity in Ceremony, in Health, in Balance​, in Life

​Inland Northwest, ID WA MT

Reverend Jennifer Hackenbruch,

Interfaith Minister & Wedding Officiant