From elopements to formal weddings, I’ve been performing civil ceremonies as a non-religious wedding officiant since 2009. I specialize in civil, atheist, secular humanist, and LGBT weddings, ceremonies, and elopements in Southeast Michigan
I encourage you to customize your ceremony. For the basic outline of what a civil ceremony looks like Start Here. Find material that speaks to you and your individual relationship. In the side menu on this site, you’ll find samples of non-religious ceremonies, eclectic wedding readings and optional elements to consider. Think about including personal and relationship details by answering the “Telling Your Story” questions. I’ll work with you as much as needed to create just the right wedding ceremony!
Please note: as a non-religious wedding officiant I don’t perform any religious readings, mention any specific higher power or say prayers. However, those can be included if spoken by someone other than myself. There are many ways for inter-faith couples to blend traditions that both can be happy about. I will help you to create a wedding that is all your own.
Contact me to check availability or ask questions. Be sure to specify your ceremony date, time and location. (Contact form and email are ideal to inquire for availability.) I am also available via phone, text Facebook, and I’m happy to arrange meetings in person when possible.
-Stacey Swickerath (Reverend, Professional Non-religious Wedding Officiant) (About Me)
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