"Oregon Beach Ceremonies is masterful at asking those questions that help us to draw out what we really intend for ourselves. It was a lovely experience that I won’t forget."
Carolyn is the owner & founder of Oregon Beach Ceremonies. She is a Wedding Officiant and Life-Cycle Celebrant. She lives in an Oregon Coast rainforest located in the foothills of the Nehalem Valley.
Adria lives on the North Oregon Coast in the quaint beach town of Manzanita. She describes her vibe as warm, compassionate, and sometimes sassy, "like a cup of tea on roller skates!"
"I truly believe our day would not have been as intimate and special if we would have worked with a different officiant. Carolyn captured our love story perfectly, wrote an amazing ceremony, and helped us with every step of the process along the way. Carolyn is also an LGBTQ ally which was extremely important to my wife and I. Thank you Carolyn for making our day so special!"
-Kristi & Kari
A 5th generation Oregonian, Carolyn grew up exploring the beautiful forests and beaches of Oregon. In 2016, she left her corporate job (and cubicles!) behind to follow her dream of finding work that aligned with her passions and purpose.
Carolyn's life-long love for Ceremony led her to the Celebrant Foundation & Institute where she earned three certificates; Ceremonies Across the Life Cycle, Ceremonies for Healing and Transition, and Wedding Ceremonies. Since then, Carolyn has created a successful full-time Celebrant business where she does Officiant and Consulting work for couples getting married on the beautiful Oregon Coast!
Carolyn’s “soul work” is her facilitation of ceremonies for healing and transition. In her Airbnb Experience, "Create a Ceremony in the Rainforest", participants are guided in the design and creation of their own ceremony in a magical PNW rainforest.
Carolyn's education and professional training include Ceremonial studies at the Celebrant Institute, a Bachelor's degree in Human Studies and graduate studies in Art Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
"We wanted a small, special, familial ceremony and Adria gave us all of that and more. Her ability to deeply understand us and reflect our love story left us in tears throughout the ceremony. We would recommend her and Oregon Beach Ceremonies to anyone looking for an officiant that will make their ceremony special and memorable!"
-Jordan & Olivia
A gifted ceremonialist and priestess in the Celtic lineage, Adria is quick on her feet (training includes racing after her toddler) and trained in vocal arts. She offers warmth and heartfelt resonance through storytelling and poetic wisdom.
Adria holds a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and German and Master's in Multi-Media Performance Direction. She is a classically-trained vocal performance artist, and has trained in the yogic tradition for over 15 years.