A More Perfect Union is a professional and affordable wedding officiant service in Cotati, California. Michael is a non-denominational ordained minister, as well as a published poet, novelist, and former TV actor. His past experience in the arts and entertainment make his personalized ceremonies both beautiful and heartfelt. If you want a wedding ceremony that is poetic, romantic, and not too traditional, A More Perfect Union is right for you.
A More Perfect Union offers non-denominational faith-based, spiritual, and secular wedding ceremonies for all couples in the Napa Valley region. Your officiant Michael will provide you with a consultation prior to the wedding to ensure your needs are met and any readings, words, or rituals that are important to you are included in the script. He also invites couples to write their own vows, and will help in the writing process to make the vows meaningful and easily presentable for your big day.
In addition to his creative works and service as a minister, Michael has owned a flower stand, Flowers Not to Reason Why, in Cotati for over four decades. He can provide floral arrangements for smaller weddings at a reasonable rate.
Recommended by 95% of couples
Monika · Married on 05/22/2017
Look no further! In Michael you have found an exceptional wedding officiate!Sent on 06/08/2017
Our wedding on 22 May 2017 at The Olea Hotel in Glen Ellen was a low key affair. We decided to marry during a three week road trip, with just the two of us.
We came across Michael’s details on Wedding Wire and knew instantly that we had found the right person to officiate. From the start we had great communication by phone, email and text right up to the ceremony. Michael tailored the ceremony and built in messages from our kids, resulting in a very personal and moving event. We shed tears of joy all the way through and can honestly say that we could not have imagined a more beautiful and emotional wedding.
The presence of Michael’s wife and daughter created a sense of family in the absence of our own and he and his family will forever have a place in our hearts.
By the way, if you're still not convinced, Michael also organised and personally collected our wedding bouquet and boutonniere! AND has the most wonderful voice that brings poetry and emotion to the ceremony without ever letting you forget that this day belongs to you!
With all our love
Monika and Mark
Laura J. Neely · Married on 12/24/2018
A wonderful minister for our Christmas Eve wedding
Michael was a pleasure! From the moment we met, we knew he was the perfect fit for our Christmas Eve afternoon wedding. He provided a sample ceremony script, which we tailored for our small, intimate wedding. He arrived on time, and with his deep, melodious voice, pronounced us man and wife.Sent on 01/26/2019
Kindra · Married on 06/16/2018
Micheal is the best! He's very professional and very personable. He accommodated the jokesters in my wedding party as well as playing along which was perfect. I highly recommend him. He will not disappoint!Sent on 06/21/2018