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Hello, I am Vickie Michels, Loving Vows started in 2005 due to my love of weddings. I’ve been a wedding Officiant and nondenominational minister for over 18 years. I have been lucky to have met hundreds of couples from all over the US and a few from other countries. As an officiant, I create ceremonies that express the love that the couples I work with share. I will officiate your ceremony with the sincerity and warmth it deserves, whether you are religious, spiritual, or secular in your beliefs.

Imagine gazing into your sweetheart’s eyes as you speak loving vows to forever join in the bonds of marriage. The words should speak from the heart, and your guests should feel enveloped in your love, feeling like they are witnessing a love expressed like no other. Creating a ceremony isn’t just about words, vows, and rings; it is about the words that speak the language of your heart, the vows that mean forever is too short of time to spend together, and rings that signify your unity and an unbreakable bond.

Your ceremony, whether a wedding, elopement, or vow renewal, should mean and should feel in your soul. Allow me to create the ceremony that expresses your love and the continuing journey you are taking as a couple as you venture into the world as a married couple. I enjoy creating thoughtful, warm wedding ceremonies that touch the heart and infuse the spirit with love and sincerity. Allow the love and beauty you feel as you gaze into the eyes of your dearest love upon your exchange of vows to express your heartfelt love. Personalized ceremonies that speak of a life built on friendship, love, and respect and wrapped in romance. Your four-legged friends can even be included in your exchange of vows to make the moment even more meaningful.

Be comforted by knowing that whatever your religious, spiritual, or secular beliefs, I will officiate your ceremony with warmth, sincerity, and respect. Each script is custom, I create the wedding ceremony that you as a couple wants with your input, and I am thrilled to have met and worked with so many amazing couples. I hope to meet you soon, Vickie.

Loving Vows serves clients throughout the Willamette Valley (except Portland Metro), Oregon's Wine Country and Coastal, areas.

Images courtesy of Robert J. Hill Photography, Briggs Moore Photography & Christopher K. Michels Photography

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Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal

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No Denomination

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Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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Amy Sent on 08/09/2023
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Very pleased!

Reverend Vicki did an outstanding job of facilitating the creation of the ceremony dialogue with prewritten segments to choose from and flexible creative liberty. We started the process late and it came together nicely. Vicki's presentation at the ceremony was wonderful! She did a great job of accounting for unknowns!
Tina A. Sent on 05/18/2023
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Vickie was our officiant for our elopement. We live a state away so we were nervous that things would not work out the way we envisioned it but Vickie did an amazing job ensuring that it went off without a hitch. She was timely with her correspondence answering any questions we had and even video chatted with us to get a feel of our interests to personalize our vows to our beliefs. She even went above and beyond by bringing witnesses for us since our family couldn't make the trip. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.
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Vickie Michels
Vickie Michels

I became a wedding officiant in 2005 and have officiated hundreds of weddings, vow renewals and elopements. I love helping couples create their dream weddings. The joy that I find when I help a couple create their wedding ceremony is so wonderful. I want my words to warm the hearts of everyone that hears them spoken.

I recognize love is everlasting due to my journey; I have loved two men, One passed away several years ago and the other travels with me on this marvelous adventure of life. I know that true love is a beautiful and amazing gift. Please allow me to be a part of your special day.

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