Mindy Haffke

Photography: Kate Stapleton

My Story

Before marriage officiating, my first passion is Engineering. I like to joke that my official title is Officiant Mindy Haffke, PE where engineering and love are formally combined.

How does that work?

I graduated with my Mechanical Engineering degree in 2008 from the University of Nevada, Reno and I have been in the industry starting as an intern since 2006. Pushing through the barriers, I now have my Professional Engineering (PE) license in two states and in 2020 (yes, during the Pandemic) I completed my MBA also at the University of Nevada, Reno. My engineering career satisfies my mental stimulation, but I wanted something to feed my creative side where I get to help people and marriage officiating satisfies that craving.  I began this journey in the Summer of 2018 when ironically a fellow UNR Engineering alum, colleague and friend asked me to officiate his marriage to the love of his life.  With a thermodynamics book in hand containing the wedding ceremony, right then and there, I combined engineering and marriage officiating! This process was so organic that I felt it was meant to be.

Since then, I have officiated several marriages and I’m craving to unlock more love!


I am a non-denominational, LGBTQ+ friendly marriage officiant who absolutely LOVEs love! I enjoy getting to know you, the couple – how you met, how you got engaged, and how you envision your perfect marriage ceremony. With this information, I cherish tailoring a custom ceremony specifically for you and your fiancé!

The LOVE doesn’t stop there! Even before you hire me, I am focused on helping you! What questions you may have, ideas on where you want to get married – I want to help. Even up until your big day, I’ll help you write your own vows! Of course, not for you, but I’ve created a workshop to help you get through it. Whatever you need before, during or even after your wedding ceremony; I have your back!

I’ve noticed the same questions arise during this post-engagement process and I, along with this website, am here to answer any questions you have about marriage officiating and any wedding/marriage-related topics.

Are these questions you’re asking yourself?

Where do we obtain a marriage license?

We are a non-denominational couple, how does that work?

Help! We forgot to book a Marriage Officiant, are you available?

If this is you, I would LOVE to help!