I believe that celebrating relationships of ALL people is one of my highest callings. We all desire connection, and choosing to commit yourself to another person is an act of the heart. Life Is Relationship. When we celebrate relationships we are saying YES to Life!

Whatever you believe, whomever you love, I will work with you to create the ceremony you desire to celebrate that which is most important to you. 

 

 

 

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Ashley & Drew

Ashley & Drew

Rev. DiAnna was marvelous! On first meeting she was warm, inviting and felt like family, a kindred spirit. Her radiant smile matches her bright personality. She took great interest in listening to our vision for the ceremony and truly spent time collaborating with us in person, through a well thought-out questionnaire and emails as we were not locals. Our theme was a 1920s jazz era and Rev. DiAnna showed up with the perfect outfit and playfully adorned a beaded head-piece that Ashley custom made, dazzling the guests. She was all in, ready to bring her pizzazz and peace to the sacred service. Her personality and charm was respectable, soothing, honorable, and commanded positive attention in a way that was selfless and also fun and entertaining. She brought light, levity and synchronicity to our ceremony, reverence to our words, and honored our choice to use symbolism and rituals during the ceremony. This made it unique and we felt that it was completely authentic to us and still made our family and friends, from various walks of life, feel comfortable and included. Everyone was able to have a sensory overload of all things love. There was a ton of laughter, depth and glory while keeping the most important part at the forefront- the fact that we were sharing our spiritual vows and sacred bonds to cherish and love each other for aeons. We hope you give yourselves this incredible gift of experience, knowledge, passion and charisma and chose Rev. DiAnna for your service. Everyone will be impressed, and you'll always have phenomenal memories of the most important part of the wedding or any other event. ~ Ashley and Drew
photocredit: ericamueller.com
Amy & Jayson

Amy & Jayson

We couldn't have asked for a better Officiant. When we first met Rev DiAnna, it was like meeting up with an old friend. I felt comfortable with her immediately. We asked for a fun, light-hearted and quick, but meaningful ceremony and that was exactly what we got. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and my mom said it seemed like Rev DiAnna had known us for years. I would highly recommend Rev DiAnna to anybody looking for an officiant. She has charisma, stage presence and from how organized the rehearsal was I knew the actual event was going to be a success and it was. We can't say enough good things about Rev DiAnna Ritola!!!
Amy & Jayson Landers
Kim & Corleon

Kim & Corleon

Rev. DiAnna is possibly the best decision we made while planning our wedding. From our very first meeting, we felt completely comfortable talking to her and allowing her into our relationship and one of the biggest days of our lives thus far. She was incredibly receptive to our feedback of what kind of ceremony we were hoping for, and she executed it perfectly. Everyone, to this day, is still talking about how great she was and how our day wouldn't have been the same without her. It truly wouldn't have been. Rev. DiAnna - we are so grateful for you and the role you played in our wedding day. Thank you!!! ~ Kim & Corleon
Stephanie & Robbie

Stephanie & Robbie

"DiAnna is a beautiful person inside and out. She helped us to understand how a ceremony that is non-religious but still somewhat spiritual looks like. She is fun-loving and outgoing, charismatic and above all else, so passionate about her work."
Melissa & Kenny

Melissa & Kenny

DiAnna was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was super flexible and easy to get a hold of, and very open to all of our ideas and suggestions. Plus, she has a wonderful sense of humor. DiAnna really helped to make our wedding feel like us. ~Melissa & Kenny
Nana & Tom

Nana & Tom

DiAnna brought the heart and soul to our marriage ceremony. She was funny, collaborative, and more than willing to 'go off book' where we wanted. Truth be told, we were off-book for the whole thing! She tailor-made a completely unique ceremony that fit us so well. I can't tell you how many people at the wedding (and after!) have told us how perfect it was. Tom and I keep humor at the center of our relationship, and DiAnna most definitely rose to the task of sharing that with our family and loved ones. Having a person who was so invested in us, and who so obviously listened and cared about us, made our day that much more special. ~Nana and Tom Griffin
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Jill & Jude


“We were overjoyed to have Rev. DiAnna Ritola do our wedding. As soon as we met her, we knew if we ever wanted to get married, that she would be the minister for us. She was a good sport considering the cold (with the unexpected winter weather - 25 degrees and snowing - Hell was trying to freeze over, we are sure), has a wonderful sense of humor, and a great understanding of what it takes to make an event special. Between all of our ideas for what a "simple, unelaborated ceremony" would look like, we pulled it off and in record time. (There was only a week between the proposal and the wedding.) We had lots of compliments on how great it was. She helped to make the event special.” Jill & Jude
Cheryl & Greg

Cheryl & Greg


"It was a true joy to work with DiAnna. My husband and I liked her instantly upon meeting her and felt a personal connection right away. She was not only professional and fun, she met with us several times at our request to personalize our ceremony. I enjoyed every moment of the ceremony and at times couldn't tell if she or I were smiling more. The specialized part of our ceremony, her own version of Hallelujah, the welcome and the love message were perfect for us. Her presence, her positive energy and her professionalism (without the starch) was incredible. It was everything my husband and I wanted. I wholeheartedly recommend Reverend DiAnna!!!!" ~Cheryl & Greg
Photo Credit: jenyusonphotography.com
Shana & Brian

Shana & Brian


I cannot express how happy we were to find Rev. DiAnna! She responded immediately with her availability and we set up a skype meeting shortly after. She took the time to get to know both of us and made our ceremony completely about us. It really seemed like she knew us for years. When she found out we wanted to hike to say "I do" she was totally up for the challenge. Rev. DiAnna even beat us up the mountain! There are several pictures where you can see her wiping tears from my eyes during the ceremony. Those are the moments I will forever cherish. We are so happy she was apart of the best day ever! ~Shana & Brian

I offer expertly-crafted ceremonies for:

  • Weddings 
  • Handfasting & Ceremonies of Union
  • Funerals and Memorial Services
  • Baby Blessings
  • Rites of Passage

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“DiAnna’s down to earth and light hearted approach could not have been better for our wedding ceremony. In the short time that we got to know each other I really feel like she fully grasped who we were individually and as a couple. She also had thoughtful ideas on how to include our 2 year old daughter in the ceremony in a meaningful way that also felt unique.” ~Marta & Will

“DiAnna went above and beyond in bringing our dreams of the perfect night into fruition~ from the ceremony itself to the way she created a feeling of sanctity and loving peace all around us with our family and friends very much a part of our union. Everyone was truly moved by the whole experience and we can not thank DiAnna enough for giving us this gift of a beautiful start to our life together and a night we will truly cherish until we are “oldyweds” and beyond.”  – Dawn & Jeff
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