Weddings, Ceremonies,
Rites of Passage

Sacred Ceremonies

formerly Amour Cottage

Nicolle absolutely loves nontraditional weddings- nature and destination weddings, eco-green, offbeat, romantic meaningful celebrations.  Each ceremony is written just for the couple, with words that reflect your relationship, journey, promises to each other.  Nicolle brings gentleness, poise, experience, and calmness to your exciting day.  Whether you wish to elope in the mountains, or barefoot by the river, have a small ceremony with your dogs as the witnesses, or a large gathering and celebration, she will help you create the perfect ceremony.  

She has been officiating weddings for over 20 years, more than 500 unique personalized ceremonies.  As a Humanist Celebrant, she also offers ceremonies for for all rites of passage, including naming ceremonies, welcoming new life (christening), funeral and celebration of life services, home blessings.

Nicolle studied Shamanism, Anthropology, Psychology and graduated from College of Idaho in 1995, and studied for two more years to become ordained through Humanist Society of Friends, and the Church of Spiritual Humanism.  

If you would like to learn more or schedule a consult for your special day, please call or email me!

Price depends on your needs and the location of the wedding

Officiating  $400 +

Ceremony will be performed at site of your choice (price quote is within the valley).  

includes:
consultations via phone/video/in person
custom personalized ceremony
assistance with coordinating procession, lineup, cues
rehearsal
officiating
signing/mailing license

Elopement or Civil Ceremony  $200+

Ceremony will be performed at site of your choice (price quote is within the valley).  

includes:
consultation via phone/video
choice of ceremony
officiating
signing/mailing license

What is Humanist Celebrant and Officiant?

A Humanist Celebrant adheres to Humanist ethics and principles, which assert that all adults, whatever their religious preference or sexual orientation, have the right to form committed loving relationships, and to acknowledge the significance of those relationships with ceremony and celebration.  Sacred Mariposa is LGBTQ and transgender friendly.

Humanists believe that we are personally responsible for the lives we live.  The group itself does not share one particular belief about the divine;  each member holds their own beliefs about religion. The belief we do share is the faith that we are all part of humankind, and we all share this existence on earth. No matter what we believe about the hereafter, we have to live right now; help others, be honest, be fair, live with integrity, ethics, and morals, be kind, protect the earth and all living things on it.

“The root of all religion is love, and that supersedes everything else.”
~ Reverend Susanna Macomb

Officiant
Jodi Bolen   
208-283-6330

Photographer
Jenkins Photography
208-887-6655 
jenkinsphoto.com

DJ and Music
VCI Audio Entertainment
208-938-1568
vciaudio.com

Catering
Whatever Works Catering
208-371-8253 
whateverworkscatering.com

Reviews:  “We absolutely cannot thank you enough for helping make our wedding absolutely perfect. We couldn’t have done it without your help and guidance. I know for me you kept me and everyone around calm and focused. Thank you, thank you a thousands times.”  Suzy and Tracy

“We felt like Nicolle was not only an officiant…but a friend. She took our vision for our special day and made it a reality. She thoroughly paid attention to details and genuinely cared about our wishes.  I cannot say enough good things about Nicolle and feel so blessed that we found her!”   Jennifer and Travis

“Nicolle met with us many times prior to ceremony. We used her expertise in dealing with every aspect of our wedding from flower arrangements to centerpieces. Our ceremony was truly made just for us. She is dedicated to making the day perfect!”   Tracee and Brad

“Nicolle has a wonderfully kind and calming presence. My husband and I were fortunate to have her marry us. She gave many options and insight to be able to really personalize our ceremony. She even fit me in the day of my wedding for hair and makeup. I would highly recommend Nicolle for any of her services. She is extremely professional, a true master of her trade, and a beautiful soul to know.”  Michelle and Christopher