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Fr. Chris Yaw is a Wedding Officiant based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

One of the greatest determiners of your happiness in life is the person you chose to marry. This magical, spiritual and love-filled choice of forever partner should be reflected in your wedding ceremony.


This means, that the special individual who conducts your wedding, who sets the tone, who provides caring oversight to the cadence of the flow, who officiates your ceremony is of prime importance.


After all, weddings are not simply a chance to celebrate the union of two lovers, but to give honor and thanks to the One who brought you together. Marriage is a deeply spiritual experience, and one that needs to be valued as such in ways that are comfortable, open and inclusive for your guests in celebration of what God has done in making two lives, one.


My name is Reverend Chris Yaw, ThM, MDiv. And my passion is bringing couples together in Christian marriage. In my 20 years of ordained ministry I’ve celebrated dozens of weddings domestically and internationally. I find few things as satisfying as bringing peace and calm to an admittedly stressful day, and allowing the light and joy of Christ to shine through two lovely people, enjoyed and celebrated.


I am happy to orchestrate themed weddings, same-gender weddings, and destination weddings. My services also include pre-marital counseling which helps deepen your relationship and offers the precious opportunity to create a bespoke ceremony weaving in your relationship story, family history, faith, and future dreams.


I truly love getting to know the couples that I have the privilege of marrying. Do not be surprised if we become longtime friends. This is more than a job for me, it is a vocation, a sacred calling to witness and to bless one of life's most sacred moments.


Please review my website for additional details, reviews, and rates. And if you sense that we are a good match, drop me a line, I would love to meet you and help you in your journey.

Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$1,500

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$1,500

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$200

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

Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

MI
VA

What languages do you speak?

English
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Fr. Chris is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as an officiant for weddings. He is described as caring, genuine, and professional. Reviewers appreciated his ability to blend tradition with personal touches, making the ceremony uniquely special. His homilies are praised for being sentimental and powerful, leaving a lasting impression on guests. Many reviewers mention that their guests were so impressed by Fr. Chris that they asked for his contact information for their own weddings. Overall, couples highly recommend Fr. Chris for his compassionate and skilled officiating services.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Fr. Chris is highly recommended by multiple reviewers as an officiant for weddings. He is described as caring, genuine, and professional. Reviewers appreciated his ability to blend tradition with personal touches, making the ceremony uniquely special. His homilies are praised for being sentimental and powerful, leaving a lasting impression on guests. Many reviewers mention that their guests were so impressed by Fr. Chris that they asked for his contact information for their own weddings. Overall, couples highly recommend Fr. Chris for his compassionate and skilled officiating services.

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Devin N. Sent on 09/28/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fr. Chris was a highlight of our wedding!

Fr. Chris was an incredible addition to our wedding planning process and wedding day. He went above and beyond to get to know my husband and I in the months leading up to the wedding. He was flexible, responsive, inclusive, caring, and genuine in his approach. We will remember Fr. Chris's homily for the rest of our lives - it was personalized and touching. I would wholeheartedly recommend any engaged couples work with Fr. Chris for their wedding!
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Brittany G. Sent on 12/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend Fr. Chris!

Preparing for our marriage and working with Chris to officiate our wedding was truly one of the best decisions we made throughout the wedding planning process! Fr Chris is the best - he's extremely knowledgable, kind, professional and helped make our wedding ceremony so special. We knew we wanted our wedding officiant to help make our marriage ceremony Christian faith-based, yet also personal and authentic to us. Chris did exactly that and more. Leading up to our wedding we met with Chris multiple times in person, even as an out-of-state couple! We met for multiple pre-marital sessions that were incredibly thought provoking, helpful and also allowed us time to all get to know eachother. Chris' homily day-of was a perfect blend of Christian teachings, personal to us and humor - exactly what we wanted. It was so special to us and we received countless compliments on our ceremony from our friends & family. I'd highly recommend working with Fr Chris to officiate your wedding!
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Dominic Sent on 10/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Marvelous officiant.

Fr. Chris was very professional and he helped us starting from our counseling and to our wedding. Our guests loved how our ceremony went through and it was a spectacular
and memorable experience.
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Fr. Chris Yaw
Fr. Chris Yaw
Wedding Officiant

We are never nearer to God than when we love.

So helping couples channel that God-given love into an inspiring, bespoke ceremony is my passion.

I so enjoy seeing couples in love, making the most important promises of their lives. Co-creating meaningful, Christ-centered wedding ceremonies is my passion.

I am an Episcopal priest and hold 2 masters degrees in theology and before my ordination more than 20 years ago, I worked as an Emmy award winning journalist.

Weddings are a celebration of life's greatest relationships. If you want a joyful celebration where a couple is affirmed and blessed - by me and all your guests - then you might like a wedding that I officiate.

I am married to the world's greatest wife, have 3 children, and am grateful our cat allows me to live under the same roof.

If this sounds like a good fit, do contact me at revchrisyaw@gmail.com or call or text at 313-585-4840. God bless you on your journey.

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