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Officiant in Bellevue, WA,
(425) 577-0328
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    Janetta Fruehling

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  • Danna saved the day for our wedding ceremony. Just days before our wedding our officiant informed us that she had a medical issue and could not perform the ceremony. She referred us to Danna, which was a blessing. Not only did Danna arrange her schedule to accommodate us, but she took the ceremony to the next level, providing organization, themes, and extra rituals that made the day truly memorable

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    Thanks, Janetta....you two sure got hitched just right! I still want to try my hand at crafting a pineapple-themed cake, inspired by your lovely wedding cake.

    Chasen Fong

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  • My fiance and I were looking for someone genuine, personable, and professional to officiate our intimate wedding ceremony. Danna completely exceeded the bill, going well above and beyond the typical officiant duties. We could not be happier with our decision to work with Danna and would highly recommend her to anyone. Because Danna is a Celebrant, she has the extensive experience and expertise to design a truly unique and meaningful ceremony for any occasion -- going as elaborate or as simple as a couple feels comfortable with. For us, our ceremony was very small and simple (6 guests, approx. 15 min) and Danna was able to craft a beautifully written ceremony for us that felt really true to ourselves and our story. She also did a great job acknowledging our guests and making them feel very comfortable. Working with her was a very enjoyable experience as she is extremely responsive and professional which was so much appreciated. She is very detailed, organized and knowledgeable so it ... Read more

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    Thank you, Chasen! What a fabulous day you two crafted - the epitome of how a small intimate wedding should look and feel. It was fun to work with you both, and a delight to get to tell your story and help you two get hitched!

    Mihai Prica

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  • Danna was just amazing. We got in touch with her just a couple of weeks before the wedding and she made room for us in her schedule, answering our all questions. At first we wanted something very simple but she convinced us that a more personalized ceremony is a more beautiful one and she was absolutely right. A lot of our guests said they were very impressed with the tailored ceremony. She's also a true professional, very organized, coming in a bit earlier to check the place out and take care of some of the little details that you may not realize. After the ceremony, she sent the documents in a timely manner and also gave us a beautiful keepsake copy of the ceremony and vows. We're very thankful for having her as a master of ceremony on our special day.

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    Thank you, Mihai - you two did the micro wedding thing just perfectly, right down to ordering the light dusting of snow falling on the cedars outside like confetti! ;) It was truly a lovely day and a pleasure to serve as your celebrant!

    Karen

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  • Danna at Waypoint Ceremonies went above and beyond as my daughter and son-in-law's wedding officiant. Several of our guest commented that this was the best wedding they had ever been to and much of the reason was because they felt as if they were a valued part of the experience. It was very important to my daughter that her guests felt comfortable, happy and involved. Danna made that a reality. Thank you, Danna, you're the best!!!!!

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    Ahh, thank you, Karen! What a fun and unique ceremony that was so full of big laughter and tears -- and what an absolutely magical day they (and all of you) created for your families and friends. Amazing lifelong memories -- such as your mother helping with the handfasting, which will remain one of my most endearing lifelong memories, as well.

    Marcelo

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  • Danna's work is outstanding! We are not the romantic kind of couple, and we just wanted a simple and fast ceremony, which she did amazingly. In about 15 min she was able to make our small celebration with a couple of friends heartwarming and perfectly tailored to us with a creative and sweet "recap" of our relationship that surprised even ourselves when we realized how much we faced together.

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    Thank you, Marcelo - and what a fun gathering of friends near and family afar via Facetime it was! All the best to both of you!

    Alexandra & Jay

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  • Danna goes above and beyond what a celebrant entails. We would recommend a celebrant and Danna specifically if you’re getting married or needing any ceremony. Whether the endless hours she surely spent composing our ceremony, pre-planning with our DJ, photographer and venue to ensure we experienced a flawless ceremony or the rehearsal with everyone involved the evening before: her attention to detail is immaculate. When we first heard of celebrants and Danna, we were both a little apprehensive. That quickly faded once we both talked at length about what we envisioned. While we had some ideas, she came back to us some rituals and nuances that she picked up on with us both. When we both finished our interviews and questionnaires, the uniqueness really began to shine. We both wrote our own vows and she helped us both with some personal details that we had overlooked that made it that much more intimate and completely personal. Our ceremony was honestly perfect. It was personal... Read more

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    Ah, you two, that special venue, and your day, which you knocked out of the wedding ballpark! I really enjoyed helping you both co-craft your ceremony and create so many moments of laughter and tears. Thanks for attuning yourselves to the personalized process of ceremony design. I'm so glad you saw how worth it all that pre-homework was, and were able to receive so many kudos from your family and friends in attendance. And I'm so glad the wedding gods conspired to deliver such stellar weather that day!

    Angela

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  • First off, props to Danna for being willing to travel outside of King, Pierce or Snohomish Counties to officiate our wedding (we got married in kittitas County in Cle Elum, WA and many officiants weren't willing to travel that far). Second, Danna was nothing short of amazing to work with, she truly made our ceremony a one of kind experience customized to our specific relationship. She had great ideas about how to incorporate rituals, music and our values into our ceremony. We received many compliments from our guests during the reception about how much they enjoyed our wedding ceremony (words I've never heard anyone utter before). Third, when it came time to write our vows, she helped us every step of the way as my now husband tends to procrastinate. She is worth every penny and more! Thank you so much for being a part of our marriage journey Danna! We will be sure to stay in touch with you throughout life's big changes. Cheers! A&B :-)

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    Thanks, Angela. It was a delight to work with you both and so much fun pre-ceremony journeying with the two of you in these months leading to the altar. I loved helping you weave the meaningful ritual moments into your ceremony. You crafted a truly exquisite & memorable day. And B pulling C in the wagon to the altar? That was just the best take-away memory of my wedding season this year!

    Rhett Haars

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  • Danna Schmidt, she was fabulous in helping us prepare our ceremony. She takes a unique and deliberate style and works with couples to create a celebration that fits with the couple. I highly recommend her.

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    Thanks for your review, Rhett. I really enjoyed working with you both to craft your special ceremony for that oh so fabulous Conservatory locale!

    Daniela

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  • Oh my goodness...where do I even begin. If I could give Danna a higher rating I truly, from the bottom of my heart, would. She somehow took me and my husbands questionnaires about our life and how we met and crafted it to life. She was able to take all of the little details about how we met, where we met, how we felt and take everyone at our ceremony (including ryan and I!) back in time to that place and those feelings we felt. You can tell so much time, thought, effort and love really went into what Danna built for us. Danna also was able to take what we said we loved about each other, what marriage meant to us and helped us craft the most perfect vows. My husband and I were really apprehensive at reading them out loud but as soon as we read what she had built based on our questionnaires we knew that we HAD to read them out loud to each other to aloud for all our friends and family to hear. It was truly magical. I had SEVERAL of our guests come up and ask us if Danna was a long time f... Read more

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    Thank you, Daniela! It was SUCH a joy to work with you both, to bring your story to life, and to help nudge you both to share your words of love aloud to each other. Kudos to the two of you for daring to speak your vow words to the other - it was such a highlight moment for your friends and family to share in. And well done creating such a magical and memorable day for all of you - you even inspired one of the valets to consider proposing to his girlfriend!

    RYAN

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  • I didn't know what to expect with a "Celebrant" in the beginning. If it were up to me, I would have had my marriage at the county court house with a witness or two... This is before I knew what Danna Schmidt was capable of. One of the things she tasked me with was a questionnaire that seeemed to go forever and ask some mushy love stuff that I wasn't too motivated to answer. At the time I didn't see the importance. After I finally answered many of the questions, not all of them, she had written My wife and I's love story, and vows. I felt like she took nothing and turned it into something made for a movie. It was all our words, but with added flare and depth. Many people assumed Danna was a long time family friend because she crafted such an in depth story that was the essence of "us"! She turned the ceremony, which most of the time is what people can't wait to get through into something that moved people into tears and laughter. So many people throughout the reception came to me an... Read more

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    Thank you for your generous words, Ryan. So glad you opted not to do a courthouse wedding - what an amazing wedding experience and witnessing you created for everyone at Bella Luna Farms! It was an honor to co-craft this ceremony with you two, and to get to tell your compelling love story.

    Lauren

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  • Danna helped us to create a ceremony that was so uniquely us we are speechless. After the ceremony, countless guests came us to us to tell us that they had never seen such a beautiful ceremony and it was the best wedding ceremony that they had ever been to. We couldn't agree more. From our first encounter with Danna she promised that she would be the celebrant to truly create a ceremony that reflected us uniquely. This was the case in so many little details in the ceremony but was also true through the planning process wherein Danna created multiple opportunities for us to set aside time to really think about our love for one another, what marriage means, what we hope for the future and those goofy things that just make you laugh (or cringe) about one another. She also encouraged us throughout the full process to create rituals that we could carry with us throughout our marriage. It really felt like Danna was setting the stage for our marriage as opposed to simply facilitating the ... Read more

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    Thanks, Lauren! You and Spencer created such a phenomenal "peak" weekend experience for your friends and family -- and in true destination wedding style. It was a delight to work with you two and help you say your day and story rite...the ceremonious way.

    Genevieve

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  • I am still smiling - sending out radiant energy in awe of the self-transformation that took place only yesterday! Ms. Schmidt was instrumental in helping me to create a very powerful Healing and Release Ceremony. She acted as both facilitator/Celebrant/Officiant and Production Manager. I created an "altar" for myself with symbols that held great meaning associated with this most personal ceremony. On the other end, Danna also constructed an altar in my behalf! She provided music, poetry and exercises to gain clarity, accountability,self-love and forgiveness - not only for myself but for the other. She provided and "held sacred space" for me, insuring that I felt safe and comfortable in showing my vulnerability with such rawness in the powerful work we did together. Her calming presence was so soothing. I felt gently guided through what I would describe as a "time of metamorphosis". I feel like a new woman - light and free! There is a richer and deeper tone to my laughter now. T... Read more

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    May all which is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love indeed, Genevieve! Thank you for your lovely and generous words, and for daring to do this healing and release/renewal work for yourself. It is, as you say, an incredibly liberating experience, made all that much more freeing because of the ceremonial aspects. What a great gift you gave yourself on the last official day of spring. Happy new season and new you!

    Cindi

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  • Danna provided an amazing celebration of my mom's life as a celebrant. She was very responsive to me and our family regarding getting the service just right. She captured my mom's essence as completely as possible without knowing her. It made a difficult time a bit easier and definitely left me with fond memories of taking my mom "home". I would absolutely recommend her for any occasion as she was excellent and professional to work with.

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    Thank you for the lovely review, Cindi. It was an honor to craft your Mom's service and help you tell her inspiring life story.

    Monica

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  • Danna is always attentive, caring, and thorough throughout the planning process. She is never "cookie-cutter" but instead wants to discover who your loved one was and how your loved one impacted you and your family. My memorial was for my mother - a year after her death. Whether you are fortunate enough to have the foresight to engage Danna for your loved one's internment (funeral) services or would like to commemorate your loved one at a later date (ours was in Costa Rica), you should do your due diligence and seek out Danna's services. I will never be able to say "good-bye" to my mother, but I was able to celebrate her with my family in a way befitting the person who impacted me most in my life.

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    Thank you, Monica. Constructing your poignant and ritually-rich ceremony of remembrance filled my heart to the brim - what an incredible woman your Mom was. She lives on in you.

    User7882893

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  • When we moved back into our home, Donna did a house blessing with our family. She did a detailed discovery of our goals and the home, and provided us a lovely ceremony outline as well as a detailed list of items we needed for the ceremony. The ceremony was tailored, lovely and inclusive of our daughters and pets. Each family member was part of the ceremony and it really helped clear the old energy and help us settle in.

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    Thank you! It was an honor to co-craft this house blessing ceremony for your family, and a delight to bear witness to your pride of ownership. Your home has a storied history - I wish you all countless more years of love and laughter there.

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