About Us

Our Story: Elevate Wedding Officiant

About Us

Congratulations on finding the love of your life! My wife and I have been married for 20 years now and I truly honor those who share the commitment. After I was asked to officiate my dear friend’s wedding,  I had to share this experience again with others. As the raving reviews continued to flow in, I knew I was making a difference. That was hundreds of weddings ago!

I have an incredible team of officiants to serve our couples so that we will always be available for your special day. We have a true passion for making your wedding the most memorable day of your lives. We cater to your needs and assure you that your wedding will be elevated for the two of you as well as for your guests.

We hold the title of officiant very dear to our hearts and will make sure you and your guests will always smile when remembering your special day. I am often asked what makes us better and different and I believe our reviews answer that question.

Why Elevate Wedding Officiant?

  • We are licensed ordained ministers in all 50 states.
  • Based on our years of speaking experience, we know how to make wedding ceremonies super unique, engaging, and elevated. We are award-winning speakers.
  • We help design and guide the processional and recessional to your needs.
  • We offer full-service options for your wedding planning and vendors.
  • As authors, we bring that creativity into the writing of your wedding ceremony to always make customized. 
  • We are professionals. We will always be early and make sure things run smoothly.
  • We are fun! Weddings can be stressful at times and we see it as our duty to make the process a lot more joyful and uplifting. 
  • Based on our previous ceremonies, we are preferred officiants at many Colorado venues.
  • If you are not satisfied with the service, we will make it right. We stand behind the quality of our ceremonies.

Dr. Keppen Laszlo 

Owner and lead celebrant, Dr. Keppen Laszlo, has been presiding over weddings for years, and as an accomplished professional speaker with decades of experience, Keppen will delight in guiding you through your marital vows. 

Before becoming an officiant Keppen served as CEO for a series of companies. He has written motivational books and his writings have been featured in publications such as the New York Times and USA Today. 

He discovered his passion for officiating after conducting his friend’s ceremony. Since then, Keppen has developed a distinctive officiating style that will surely endear you and your significant other. He is ordained and based on previous wedding ceremonies,  he is now a preferred officiant for several local wedding venues. 

Holly Duckworth, RScP

Holly Duckworth, RScP

As a newly engaged bride herself, Holly understands the unique nature of bringing family and friends together for this special day. She takes the role of officiant thoughtfully and the commitment of marriage seriously.
 
Holly is an acclaimed event professional, public speaker, and licensed spiritual practitioner. She owns her own company, hosts a successful podcast, and has been a contributor to many publications such as the New York Times and Performance Magazine.  
 
Holly honors all ways Love shows up, and all faith paths. Her smile alone will calm your nerves on this special day and her words will center and connect you in the magical wedding moment. 

Phil Bandoch 

Being recently married himself, Phil knows how fun and exciting, yet stressful planning a wedding can be. Phil had a wonderful officiant and never had to stress about the ceremony. He knows how important that is for you. He is excited and honored to be part of your wedding day experience and will provide you a memorable ceremony for you and your guests. He takes being an officiant seriously, as marriage is a lifelong commitment.

Phil will deliver a ceremony in a fun and enjoyable way, but also acknowledge the importance of the commitment that you and your partner are making.

Picture of Phil Bandock Wedding Officiant
Donna Riccardo

Donna Riccardo

As a leader in Toastmasters, Donna has earned the highest award of Distinguished Toastmaster. She is a trained NLP practitioner and was the Director for BNI.  Donna is a dynamic speaker  with over 30 years experience.  She is a member of the National Speakers Association, a published author, a frequent podcast guest, and has her own public speaking company.  As a program leader, Donna trains and coaches entrepreneurs on how to speak to be more visible and get known as an expert in their field.

Donna moved to Centennial in 2000 and loves spending time with her handsome husband.    She enjoys social and competition ballroom dancing, swing and Latin dancing, cooking, reading, fashion, yoga, meditation and the amazing blue skies of Colorado. She is passionate about making a difference in peoples’ lives, particularly in the area of relationships. She lives by the quote, “all we really have is each other.”

John Steinbach

John Steinbach loves uniting couples in marriage and certainly lives by example. He is an accomplished public speaker and has earned the top ranking of Distinguished Toastmaster. This level of earned accomplishment is the highest public speaking honor Toastmasters grants.
 
He has had a multi-faceted career as a public accountant, life coach, author, editor, and newsletter publisher. He is now at a wonderful stage of life where he can share his joy of officiating all over the state. Known for his kindness, internal joy, and energy, he is a delight to share time with. 
 
As a recent newcomer to Colorado,  he enjoys the outdoors in all seasons and welcomes the opportunity to share that joy with couples of all ages.   He loves John Muir’s mantra, “The mountains are calling, and I must go.”

Clarissa Constantine

Clarissa Constantine has dedicated more than two decades of her career to mentoring students.  She is an experienced coach and accomplished public speaker.  Along the way, she has spoken on an array of stages and loves connecting people to each other. She especially loves helping loving partners take their connection and commitment to the next level through the beauty of marriage.

Clarissa is the Founder of The ParenT(w)een Connection, where parents can connect with each other and with the professionals who can support them and their teens & tweens. She is also a certified life coach, offering her exclusive ‘CONNECTION Coaching’ to teens, families, and couples.

Clarissa loves to connect with her family, her friends, and nature. She lives in the metro Denver area with her husband, dad, and two lab mixes, Luna Belle and Chara.

DeeDee Lake

Being married for thirty-eight years has certainly given DeeDee a continued passion for commitment and extraordinary marriage. She is enthusiastic about her own marriage and yours. She is dedicated to making your special day one to remember and is honored to be a wedding officiant.

She is the Connection Expert, a certified relationship coach, member of National Speakers Association, founder of Cherish Relations Retreats and Workshops, published author, columnist, member of Advanced Speakers and Authors, Author’s Relations Coordinator with CrossRiver Media, a Navy brat, and a retired Army wife. You can be sure, DeeDee’s at wherever fun and beautiful memories are happening.

She lives in Fountain, CO with her hubby, a cranky shih tzu, and a crazy golden doodle pup. DeeDee loves: God, her man, family, friends, and potatoes. DeeDee is a hopeless, unapologetic romantic and believes relationships are built one conversation at a time.

Jo Burns

Jo Burns

Jo and her husband, Brian, have been married for 33 years.  They have 2 kids, a son in college and a daughter in high school.  Jo believes that love is love and we all need some in our lives.  Love is our most powerful connection to others.  Jo is a national speaker and workshop facilitator and a member of the National Speaker Association – Colorado.

Jo has worked in non-profit, public, and higher education settings most of her career and is the owner of Jo Burns Connects LLC.  Jo is a skillful connector with 20+ years of experience and  is a recognized expert in parks and public health arenas.

Jo is a playful and witty human being that enjoys being outdoors and active.  She loves bringing people together for fun, recreation, education and love. She believes there is something magical that happens when people gather around a common goal.  Jo’s mission in life is to make a difference in the world…one connection at time.

Bill Normile

Bill has been married 39 years to his best friend, Sue resulting in 3 successful children.   His professional career has been in the medical field and led him to creating his own Patient/Medical Advocacy business upon his retirement.

Presenting to large groups with confidence is Bill’s background and specialty.  His intention is to customize your day to become the best day of your life and will be something you will always remember.
 
Bill lives in Monument Colorado and is an avid outdoorsman.  When not officiating, he loves spending his free time: rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking, backcountry and downhill skiing, and kayaking to list a few.  
Bill Normile

Preferred Officiants at These Venues and More!

Church Ranch Event Center

The Ranch Country club

Lionsgate Event Center

Wild Basin Lodge

Vista View Events Open Heart Ranch

The Manor House

The Craftwood Inn

Crystal Rose

Radisson Denver

Cheyenne Botanic Gardens

PACE

Woodlands Venue Statham

The McCreery House – Loveland

Copper Leaf and Event Center

The Pines at Genesee

North Star Gatherings

Mt. Princeton Resort and Spa

Spruce Mountain Ranch

Estes Park Resort

Bigsby’s Folly

Elizabeth Hotel

Black Canyon Inn

Perry Park Country Club