Hi, I'm Michelle - a wedding officiant and ceremony extraordinaire for adventurous dreamers and the wildly in love!
I am pioneering a new way to get hitched. A modern way that celebrates and honors your love with more genuine joy, meaning, and fun while focusing on what matters most. Your love for each other & the union you are creating.
I believe in ceremonies with soul and a story. Your story.
A writer and information gatherer at heart, I'm also a houseplant hoarder and a Modern Love binge reader. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, I now call the coast of Maine my home.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Melanie · Married on 07/14/2018
Michelle is THE BEST -- we literally cannot say enough good things about her. She delivered the most unbelievable, personal, love-filled ceremony we ever could have imagined- we are still in awe. She truly took the time to get to know us and it was evident (so many people asked "how we know Michelle" after the ceremony!). We would recommend Michelle to anyone who wants a genuine officiant and unique & personal ceremony!
Elizabeth · Married on 09/05/2018
From our first conversation with Michelle, we were sure we found the right person for us. We were both very unsure of what we wanted out of our ceremony and Michelle had ways of helping us figure it out. She gave us a really wonderful exercise with thoughtful questions, many of which we never thought to ask ourselves or each other, which helped us with the ceremony specifically but also brought us closer. Michelle was so enthusiastic and genuine in every interaction it helped us realize how important the occasion was.
As for the event, Michelle traveled 3 hours to join us! She came up the night before and spent a ton of time with us relaxing at the hotel and getting to know us and our family- way above and beyond what we could have hoped for. She even brought two thoughtful gifts for us. The day of, we had a large party bus to take us to Acadia. She rode with us- getting off at every stop and walking to all the attractions with us, even when some of our family went off on their own. She helped with my dress, held my bouquet, helped get my hair out of my face, and was just very present and supportive.
The ceremony itself was beyond expectations. Michelle gave us a copy of the ceremony and welcomed critiques and tweaks leading up to the day, and even though we'd read it a dozen times we were blown away by the sincerity, thoughtfulness, and genuine care in every word that day. My family was in complete amazement as well, and couldn't stop telling us how incredible she was- which for me was the most important thing, as they were her audience.
Sorry for being so wordy but I genuinely can't say enough about Michelle, we were so lucky to find her!
Melissa · Married on 08/18/2018
Michelle was a dream come true to find in the Maine wedding community. After not really thinking about having to "book" an officiant, I wasn't really sure where to start. Plus our extended families were split between very religious and not religious at all, so we needed a very unique standpoint to make everyone feel comfortable, but most importantly make it unique to us. We toyed with the idea of a family member officiating, but I'm so glad I realized that was NOT the way to go! Michelle's style was perfect for us. Modern, relaxed, fun...We had a 100% custom ceremony that was beyond PERFECT. It's all anyone could talk about at the reception. There was no other ceremony that they felt so engaged in. EVER! We put a lot of time into the discovery phase with Michelle, which actually felt a lot like the kick off point of our marriage. We uncovered deep emotions and recounted stories throughout our relationship that just brought these powerful feelings to the surface. We both surprised ourselves at how much we learned about eachother...even after being together for almost 10 years. I couldn't have imagined a better way to plan the ceremony. Michelle put us at ease with everything along the way. She ran everything from the rehearsal, getting everyone involved to be on the same page, getting extra copies of our vows, and following up with the marriage license filing. I'm so beyond happy we were able to find her! You get what you pay for, and Michelle is worth it and more!!