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A Simple Ceremony is a Chelsea, Michigan-based company providing couples with wedding officiant services. Owner Stacey specializes in non-religious and LGBTQ+ ceremonies and elopements. She has been serving the Ann Arbor area as a wedding officiant since 2009. Working closely with couples to create customized ceremonies and vows, she strives to honor their one-of-a-kind love stories throughout every element of her service.

Services Offered

A Simple Ceremony provides officiating services for custom ceremonies, rehearsal coordination, elopements, and spur-of-the-moment pop-up weddings. Stacey will ensure that every detail of your service is carefully considered and reflective of your personality and wishes.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Ceremony Rehearsal

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What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?


What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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5.0 out of 5 rating
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98% Recommended by couples
Liz Sent on 05/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Leeza B. Sent on 06/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Simple Ceremony

Stacey was amazing. She has a wonderful warmth about her and made our ceremony even more special.
Claire E. Sent on 07/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Helped us create OUR ceremony

Can't say enough good things about Stacey. We went into the experience not really knowing what kind of ceremony we wanted. Stacey met with us over Zoom a couple of times to talk things through, and she helped us create a ceremony that would be meaningful to us. She wrote a beautiful script that seamlessly incorporated the readings and rituals we wanted to include. The ceremony went perfectly, and family and guests told us how much they loved it. We would absolutely recommend working with Stacey!
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Stacey Swickerath
Stacey Swickerath

I've married over 300 couples since the very first in 2004, 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 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 kids and dogs, 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!

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Rondo String Quartet Rondo String Quartet Wedding Musicians

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.

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