A Simple Ceremony is a wedding officiant service based in Chelsea, Michigan. Stacey Swickerath, the owner and licensed officiant, was ordained as a reverend in 2004 by the Universal Life Church. She specializes in non-religious ceremonies, pop-up weddings, and elopements in the Ann Arbor area. Working closely with her clients to create customized ceremonies and vows, she strives to honor their one-of-a-kind love stories throughout every element of her service.
A Simple Ceremony provides officiating services for custom, non-religious, and queer wedding ceremonies. Stacey will ensure that every detail of your service is carefully considered and reflective of your personalities and wishes. She specializes in performing ceremonies for couples who identify as agnostic, atheist, humanist, or LGBTQ+. She has rich experience in providing services such as elopements, license signing, vow renewals, and more.
140 Reviews for A Simple Ceremony
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ann · Getting married on 09/25/2021
Stacey did an excellent job officiating my wedding! She lets you customize your ceremony however you want it and has lots of material to choose from as well. After the wedding, the guests were all complimenting how well she did and asking for the readings. It couldn't have turned out more perfect!Sent on 06/22/2012
L. Ho · Married on 03/17/2019
Awesome lady who really customized our ceremony and vows to fit our beliefs and interests.
Really nice and flexible officiant. She made the day perfect. Accommodated us quickly. Very helpful. Would definitely recommend her to anyone.Sent on 03/17/2019
Liz · Married on 01/05/2019
Perfect words, perfect ceremony!
I would 100% recommend working with Stacey! In addition to making our ceremony the best part of our wedding day, she was organized, flexible, and knowledgeable about the wedding license process. Furthermore, Stacey made the rehearsal a breeze. She was on time, easy going with a large crowd, and was comfortable enough to take charge, and get everyone on the same page. No matter what type of style you're looking for, Stacey works with you to find the perfect words to make it your perfect ceremony.Sent on 05/06/2019
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I've married over 300 couples since the first in 2014, and truly no two weddings are the same.
My focus has always been helping atheist/agnostic and LGBTQ couples because it's part of who I am. Most importantly, however, I started doing this to help people make their wedding a reflection of themselves, doing what they want, saying words that are meaningful to them, tradition be darned. I do like to challenge social norms, even if only in subtle ways.
In my spare time I do a lot of gardening, growing herbs and veggies in my front yard, hanging out with my dog, philosophising about life and the universe, outdoorsy stuff, and just a variety of random projects. Laughter and positive thinking play a big role in my life!
We had the pleasure of working with Stacey recently and were impressed with the way she spoke about the couple on a personal level. It was clear that she had taken the time to get to know them and created a wedding ceremony that fit their needs and interests. It made it meaningful for the couple and their guests. She was clearly very experienced and a delight to work with throughout the event.