Tom F Hamel is a wedding officiant for couples marrying in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Pastor Tom F. Hamel marries couples in the greater Grand Rapids area and lakeshore communities from St. Joseph to Ludington. This officiant is experienced, professional, and honors a couple in the ways they best see fit on their wedding day.
Tom has performed more than 1,300 weddings since 2005. He knows the ins and outs of a wedding ceremony and helps couples with the understanding that — more often than not — this is all new to them. He instills confidence in the soon-to-be newlyweds and keeps the focus on them while celebrating their love.
Ordained and licensed in the state of Michigan as an officiant, Pastor Tom officiates all varieties of weddings. This includes civil unions, vow renewals, rehearsals, and single-religion, interfaith, and non-religious ceremonies. He typically keeps the length of the ceremony under 30 minutes. Couples choosing My West Michigan Wedding will find counseling and assistance with customized vows. This officiant works with agnostic and non-denominational couples, as well as those of the following beliefs:
175 Reviews for My West Michigan Wedding
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Christina H. · Married on 10/25/2020
Tom was amazing!
Tom truely is a expert at what he does. Several times throughout our night I had family members come to me and tell me how beautiful and elegantly done our ceremony was. Tom didn't stumble over his words or hesitate. He joked with the crowd and talked with us as if he had known us for years, he added his personal touch to our day that we won't soon forget. Tom was so helpful and a true blessing to have at our ceremony, I will recommend him time and time again because he helped us smile through the nerves and covered our word stumbles flawlessly. Thank you Tom for helping us make our dream come true!Sent on 11/14/2020
Laura B. · Getting married on 02/07/2022
Pastor Tom made it a point to get to know us in order to give our wedding a personal touch. He took the stress out of planning so that we could actually enjoy the ceremony and focus on our vows. Tom is a talented speaker and a very caring person- even taking the time to make sure that we filled out the marriage license properly! We highly recommend him!Sent on 08/02/2020
Tyler G. · Getting married on 12/03/2021
Highly Organized, Highly Recommended
Tom made planning a wedding in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic feel easy and comfortable by being thoughtful, professional, and organized.Sent on 03/21/2021
His well thought out online form was particularly useful in allowing us to envision the wedding we wanted. We were able to breath an even bigger sign of relief and get even more excited about our married life together because of the simple and well organized processes that Tom followed.