The Rite Officiant

503 E Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, MI 48220 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Rite Officiant

The Rite Officiant is a wedding officiant based out of Ferndale and Holly, Michigan. A non-denominational officiant with more than 30 years of wedding experience, Robbin has a relaxed demeanor and is dedicated to creating custom ceremonies that are unique to you as a couple. The Rite Officiant believes that your traditions and beliefs are important and should be highlighted in your ceremony. He also offers coaching services for friends and family if you wish to have them lead your ceremony. Whichever type of ceremony you desire, Robbin will ensure that it is a truly special and memorable occasion.

Services Offered

The Rite Officiant offers pre-written or fully customized vows for your special day. Most any ceremony type can be accommodated, including civil unions, religious and non-religious ceremonies, and vow renewals. Robbin also welcomes an array of beliefs and traditions so your ceremony will be personal and meaningful. Rehearsal services are also offered if desired.

Other Services

If your dream is to have a beloved friend or family member perform your marriage ceremony, The Rite Officiant is happy to help. Robbin offers coaching services, including help with writing custom ceremonies, to ensure a beautiful experience for all.

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A Special Moment in a New Home
A Special Moment in a New Home
chris and sam
The Rite Officiant
Congrats Marissa and Kevin!
Congrats Marissa and Kevin!
Blessings to Renee and James!
Blessings to Renee and James!
Congrats to Bre and Ryan!
Congrats to Bre and Ryan!
Congrats to Jessica and Aaron!
Congrats to Jessica and Aaron!
Congrats to Liz and Jennifer!
Congrats to Liz and Jennifer!
Congrats to Aida and Ben!
Congrats to Aida and Ben!
Congrats to the Colvins!
Congrats to the Colvins!
Congrats Pooja and Anthony
Congrats Pooja and Anthony
Congrats Debbie and Art!
Congrats Debbie and Art!
Congrats Jessi and Aaron!
Congrats Jessi and Aaron!
I love getting to know my clients so well that they become friends for life.  Watching them as their...
I love getting to know my clients so well that they become friends for life. Watching them as their...
This ceremony had elements from the brides christian beliefs as well as her husbands Indian beliefs...
This ceremony had elements from the brides christian beliefs as well as her husbands Indian beliefs...
They had been together for several years.. and already had two children.. but when they asked me to...
They had been together for several years.. and already had two children.. but when they asked me to...
The steps of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial are a wonderful setting for a terrific outdoor ceremony!
The steps of the Grosse Pointe War Memorial are a wonderful setting for a terrific outdoor ceremony!
What a wonderful ceremony for these two.  Held in the butterfly house at the Detroit Zoo.  A...
What a wonderful ceremony for these two. Held in the butterfly house at the Detroit Zoo. A...
Love know no age limit...
Love know no age limit...
Whether a simple ceremony or an elaborate one, each has its own special moment.
Whether a simple ceremony or an elaborate one, each has its own special moment.
Amanda and Chris... This couple was so playful and fun, that it was a true joy to be the celebrant...
Amanda and Chris... This couple was so playful and fun, that it was a true joy to be the celebrant...
Even when the weather doesnt cooperate and the ceremony is out doors, its still a special day!  One...
Even when the weather doesnt cooperate and the ceremony is out doors, its still a special day! One...
The setting was the Pine Knob Mansion and the day was as beautiful as the bride!
The setting was the Pine Knob Mansion and the day was as beautiful as the bride!
The ceremony and reception was at the beautiful Colony Club in downtown Detroit.  She a radiant...
The ceremony and reception was at the beautiful Colony Club in downtown Detroit. She a radiant...
She is from England, he is an American... they met in the military and the rest is history!
She is from England, he is an American... they met in the military and the rest is history!
Holding hands
Holding hands
Dayna, the bride... She didnt stop smiling the entire ceremony.  What a sweet, loving couple!
Dayna, the bride... She didnt stop smiling the entire ceremony. What a sweet, loving couple!
Jason and Jason.  When its true love, its TRUE love.  His children stood up for the very personal...
Jason and Jason. When its true love, its TRUE love. His children stood up for the very personal...
It was January , but the hearts were warm.  His Scottish heritage was evident with the kilt and she...
It was January , but the hearts were warm. His Scottish heritage was evident with the kilt and she...
A wonderful couple that truly were perfect together!  The ceremony took place on the second floor...
A wonderful couple that truly were perfect together! The ceremony took place on the second floor...
A wonderful home wedding for Laura and John!
A wonderful home wedding for Laura and John!
Congratulations to Dianna and Andy Elhert!!
Congratulations to Dianna and Andy Elhert!!
A beautiful outdoor wedding at an arboretum in mid Michigan.
A beautiful outdoor wedding at an arboretum in mid Michigan.
Congratulations to Kristin and Jason!!  What a wonderful couple to work with and collaborate on...
Congratulations to Kristin and Jason!! What a wonderful couple to work with and collaborate on...
Such a cute couple.  Their ceremony was set in an arboretum.  The day was perfect and the ceremony...
Such a cute couple. Their ceremony was set in an arboretum. The day was perfect and the ceremony...
An outdoor setting in front of his Aunts barn.  A beautiful lakeside setting and a warm family...
An outdoor setting in front of his Aunts barn. A beautiful lakeside setting and a warm family...
Laura and Ben were married in the Skillman Library in downtown Detroit.  A fun and totally cool...
Laura and Ben were married in the Skillman Library in downtown Detroit. A fun and totally cool...
This "pop up" wedding took place on the lawn in front of the Belle Isle Conservatory.  Just a small...
This "pop up" wedding took place on the lawn in front of the Belle Isle Conservatory. Just a small...
Jason and Jason had a wonderful celebration which included one of the grooms children.
Jason and Jason had a wonderful celebration which included one of the grooms children.
A ceremony that reflected his Indian/Hindu beliefs and her traditional American beliefs. Yes, it can...
A ceremony that reflected his Indian/Hindu beliefs and her traditional American beliefs. Yes, it can...
A joyous celebration at the Detroit Athletic Club!
A joyous celebration at the Detroit Athletic Club!
These two.... serenaded each other and their guests with singing in the beautiful historic Guardian...
These two.... serenaded each other and their guests with singing in the beautiful historic Guardian...
Taunya and Robert were so sweet... when they got the rough draft of the ceremony, she was in tears...
Taunya and Robert were so sweet... when they got the rough draft of the ceremony, she was in tears...
A very special wedding for a couple that was meant for each other.  Their children from former...
A very special wedding for a couple that was meant for each other. Their children from former...
Ludmila and Anthony... it wasnt their first wedding... but I truly believe this one is forever.
Ludmila and Anthony... it wasnt their first wedding... but I truly believe this one is forever.
The landing at The Whitney is an amazing setting for an intimate wedding ceremony!  The historic...
The landing at The Whitney is an amazing setting for an intimate wedding ceremony! The historic...
Such a wonderful ceremony.  It took place at her parents home outside on a beautiful Michigan summer...
Such a wonderful ceremony. It took place at her parents home outside on a beautiful Michigan summer...
The ceremony and reception for this lovely couple was held at the Historic Holly Hotel in Holly,...
The ceremony and reception for this lovely couple was held at the Historic Holly Hotel in Holly,...
The Iroquois Club was the setting for an intimate wedding that truly reflected the coming together...
The Iroquois Club was the setting for an intimate wedding that truly reflected the coming together...
Amy and Nic had a beautiful ceremony and reception at the amazing Royal Park Hotel.  It was held in...
Amy and Nic had a beautiful ceremony and reception at the amazing Royal Park Hotel. It was held in...
This ceremony took place in the historic Whitney Restaurant on the main staircase.  Always a...
This ceremony took place in the historic Whitney Restaurant on the main staircase. Always a...
Robert and Sarah were married in the beautiful Belle Isle Conservatory!  A perfect setting for these...
Robert and Sarah were married in the beautiful Belle Isle Conservatory! A perfect setting for these...
Such a lovely couple, he is Nigerian and she is Filipino.  Very sweet and so appreciative of my...
Such a lovely couple, he is Nigerian and she is Filipino. Very sweet and so appreciative of my...
John and Ginnine is a wonderful couple.  The wedding took place on a beautiful late summer afternoon...
John and Ginnine is a wonderful couple. The wedding took place on a beautiful late summer afternoon...
A beautiful outdoor ceremony in a local state park!
A beautiful outdoor ceremony in a local state park!
The Iroquois club was the setting for this sweet couple.  He was a muscle man that was totally...
The Iroquois club was the setting for this sweet couple. He was a muscle man that was totally...
The Iroquois Club was the setting for John and Kelsies wedding.  His two sons and their daughter...
The Iroquois Club was the setting for John and Kelsies wedding. His two sons and their daughter...
Julia and Nick... just perfect for each other.  A sweet couple that I enjoyed helping them create a...
Julia and Nick... just perfect for each other. A sweet couple that I enjoyed helping them create a...
DJay and Zack are such an awesome couple.  This "pop up" wedding took place inside the Belle Isle...
DJay and Zack are such an awesome couple. This "pop up" wedding took place inside the Belle Isle...
A simple ceremony in their home. It was what they wanted... and they were surrounded by close...
A simple ceremony in their home. It was what they wanted... and they were surrounded by close...
A sunny and awesome day that reflected their love for each other!
A sunny and awesome day that reflected their love for each other!
Even when beliefs are as diverse as Muslim and Protestant, love can be the special magic that brings...
Even when beliefs are as diverse as Muslim and Protestant, love can be the special magic that brings...
Erin and Dave are such a sweet couple!  They even collaborated with me in writing their ceremony,...
Erin and Dave are such a sweet couple! They even collaborated with me in writing their ceremony,...
Julia and Nick Carnovale celebrated their wedding on a chilly January day at a 'rough" space venue...
Julia and Nick Carnovale celebrated their wedding on a chilly January day at a 'rough" space venue...
Nick and Julias ring bearer was their cherished pup, Nahla!
Nick and Julias ring bearer was their cherished pup, Nahla!
Jennifer and Jedidiah Reigh-Challis  celebrated with family and friends in a very intimate home...
Jennifer and Jedidiah Reigh-Challis celebrated with family and friends in a very intimate home...
Meryl and Paul McKeever chose to celebrate their day at the Dearborn Hills Country Club outdoors on...
Meryl and Paul McKeever chose to celebrate their day at the Dearborn Hills Country Club outdoors on...
Alex and Justin celebrated their truly unique and joyous wedding at the Pretzel Bell in Ann Arbor,...
Alex and Justin celebrated their truly unique and joyous wedding at the Pretzel Bell in Ann Arbor,...
Kate and John Cissell chose one of my favorite smaller venues, The Iroquois Club to celebrate their...
Kate and John Cissell chose one of my favorite smaller venues, The Iroquois Club to celebrate their...
Erin and David made it official with a wedding celebration at The Iroquois Club on a beautiful April...
Erin and David made it official with a wedding celebration at The Iroquois Club on a beautiful April...
Meredith and Alan elected to have a very intimate ceremony in the entrance way to Blumz... by...
Meredith and Alan elected to have a very intimate ceremony in the entrance way to Blumz... by...
Kelly and Larry had an intimate family and close friends ceremony outdoors at the Maple Cove Bed and...
Kelly and Larry had an intimate family and close friends ceremony outdoors at the Maple Cove Bed and...
Annie and Jake George celebrated their wedding day outdoors at the beautiful Wellers Carriage House....
Annie and Jake George celebrated their wedding day outdoors at the beautiful Wellers Carriage House....
Gina and Tony Marino held a lovely wedding ceremony and reception at Links of Novi!  It was a very...
Gina and Tony Marino held a lovely wedding ceremony and reception at Links of Novi! It was a very...
DeDe and Jason Stuetcher celebrated their marriage ceremony at the beautiful Pine Lake Country Club...
DeDe and Jason Stuetcher celebrated their marriage ceremony at the beautiful Pine Lake Country Club...
Caroline and Toufic Chaptini Celebrated their marriage at the historic Hope Chapel in Shelby...
Caroline and Toufic Chaptini Celebrated their marriage at the historic Hope Chapel in Shelby...
Kimberly and Clayton Muller Celebrated their love and marriage at The Van Heusen Farm in Rochester...
Kimberly and Clayton Muller Celebrated their love and marriage at The Van Heusen Farm in Rochester...
Julie and Lindsey Wilson celebrated their marriage with their 4 children at the beautiful Foundation...
Julie and Lindsey Wilson celebrated their marriage with their 4 children at the beautiful Foundation...
Lisa Frame and Ryan Callery Celebrated their marriage at The Bohemian Bungalow in Detroit with...
Lisa Frame and Ryan Callery Celebrated their marriage at The Bohemian Bungalow in Detroit with...
Jane and Sean Hogan celebrated their love and marriage at the historic Michigan Freighthouse in...
Jane and Sean Hogan celebrated their love and marriage at the historic Michigan Freighthouse in...
Corinne and David Dehnke may have had some rain on their special day, but the sun came through at...
Corinne and David Dehnke may have had some rain on their special day, but the sun came through at...
Congratulations to Lindsay and Aaron!!  The wedding was held at The Oakley in Holly, MI on a...
Congratulations to Lindsay and Aaron!! The wedding was held at The Oakley in Holly, MI on a...
Congratulations to Abigail and James Carl on their special day at The Grosse Pointe War Memorial!  I...
Congratulations to Abigail and James Carl on their special day at The Grosse Pointe War Memorial! I...
Congrats to Kandace and Daniel Hartkopf on their amazingly wonderful wedding ceremony at Wahby Park...
Congrats to Kandace and Daniel Hartkopf on their amazingly wonderful wedding ceremony at Wahby Park...
Allison and Ryan Hurthibrise
Allison and Ryan Hurthibrise
Selfie
Selfie
A New Years Eve Celebration
A New Years Eve Celebration
The Greens in Frankenmuth
The Greens in Frankenmuth
Love Know No Boundaries
Love Know No Boundaries
A Special Moment in a New Home
A Special Moment in a New Home
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The Rite Officiant
Congrats Marissa and Kevin!
Congrats Marissa and Kevin!

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55 Reviews for The Rite Officiant

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Chad · Married on 12/23/2019

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    Best decision we made!!!

    Choosing Robbin what is the best decision that we made! He was extremely professional and experienced in his work. He took the time to go through every detail, from wedding vows to even ceremony tips and insights. He was willing to pass on his wisdom and expertise to us and made sure our day was flawless. We had a small wedding, with no rehearsal yet with his guidance, it was beautiful and perfect in every way. He took control of the ceremony and made sure everyone was on the same page. He kept reminding us it was our day and we deserved to be happy, no matter what others thought. He also did our boutonnieres and floral arrangements for the cake. Both turned out absolutely beautiful!

    We are truly happy we decided to go with Robbin! We now know we did not hire just a professional and experienced officiant but we walked away with a friend that truly cared. If you were looking for an officiant there’s no reason to look any further, you found the right person to marry you!

    Sent on 02/20/2020

    The Rite Officiant's reply:

    CHAD!!! Thank you so much for your very kind review!! I am so happy to have been a part of your special day!!! Yes, sometimes situations require more than just an officiant to say the words. You guys deserve every positive, supportive and loving gesture given. I was so touched that you asked me to be your officiant. Especially considering your situation. Wishing you MANY MANY years of happiness!!
    Warmest hugs,
    R
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    Melissa Carnes · Married on 12/21/2019

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    • Professionalism:
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    Absolutely perfect


    Robbin was absolutely the best part of our wedding! He worked with our family- it was a second marriage for both my husband and I and we had children. He made it so special for the children! He included them in something called a ribbon ceremony where our children were each represented by a color. They loved it! There was not a dry eye at the ceremony! The vows that Robbin created for my husband and I were personal and beautiful. I could not believe he could blend making our marriage ceremony about my husband and I and our family. This man truly has a gift and I would highly recommend him!

    Sent on 01/17/2020

    The Rite Officiant's reply:

    Melissa and Patrick... thank YOU for allowing me to be a part of such a special occasion. It truly was pleasure getting to know you and your family. What a wonderful way to end the year during the holiday season! I trust you liked your holiday ornaments we worked into the flowers, too!! I wish you much happiness and love throughout the years. Warmest hugs, R

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The Rite Officiant FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 375.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 175.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 175.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Baptist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Evangelical
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    No Denomination
    Orthodox Christian
    Presbyterian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    AL
    AK
    AZ
    AR
    CA
    CO
    CT
    DE
    DC
    FL
    GA
    HI
    ID
    IL
    IN
    IA
    KS
    KY
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    ME
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    MI
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    MS
    MO
    MT
    NE
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    NH
    NJ
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    NC
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    OH
    OK
    OR
    PA
    RI
    SC
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    TX
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    WA
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  • What languages do you speak?
    English

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • The Oakley Banquet Halls

    Robbin is an amazing officiant - he offers custom ceremonies to serve the needs of each client he has. His bubbly personality makes him a pleasure to work with.

  • Blumz by JRDesigns Wedding Florists

    The Rite Officiant is the perfect wedding officiant for the couple that wants a special ceremony. He is very good at working with couples from different backgrounds and works very hard to create a ceremony that truly reflects the couple. We highly suggest him if you are looking for someone that will take his job seriously, make you laugh, smile and maybe even cry. Robbin's energy is infectious and refreshing!

  • the Elysium Experience Wedding DJs

    Robbin is amazing to work with. He cares about each couple and takes steps to ensure each ceremony is just right!

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