Our Story

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 nearly 100 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 for any reason you are not fully satisfied with your ceremony, we offer a full refund.  We stand behind the quality of our officiants. 

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

As a leader in Toastmasters, Donna has earned the highest award of Distinguished Toastmaster. She was the Director for BNI and has her own public speaking company.  A dynamic speaker and program leader, Donna trains, coaches, and manages the operations of several small business entrepreneurs.  


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.”