Miriam S. Jerris, Ph.D. is the founder of The Wedding Connection. She has been officiating ceremonies since 1985. Ms Jerris is a Humanist Minister, ordained by the Humanist Society, associated with the American Humanist Association. She is also ordained as a Rabbi by the Intewrnational Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Dr. Jerris holds a Ph.D. degree in Jewish Studies and Masters Degrees in Near Eastern Studies and Humanistic and Clinical Psychology. She offers pre-martial and marital counseling, if desired. Her background and education places her in an exceptional position to serve the needs of couples from different cultural and religious backgrounds. She is committed to celebrating, with dignity, couples whose needs often go unmet, whether they be humanistic, interfaith, interracial, intercultural, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. She has performed more than 1500 wedding ceremonies since 1985.
Stephen J. Stawicki, co-founder of The Wedding Connection, is a Master Bridal Consultant, the highest designation offered by the Association of Bridal Consultants. He is the only Master Bridal Consultant in the State of Michigan and one of 40 world-wide. Mr. Stawicki was the Michigan Coordinator for the Association of Bridal Consultants. His services consist of event planning, complete wedding planning, same day coordinating, officiant for wedding ceremonies, site location, vendor referrals, destination weddings, elegant home weddings and discounted invitation sales. He provides personal service to two career couples, and families who live out of state, but are planning Michigan weddings. His professional associations include membership in the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE). Mr. Stawicki brings more than 30 years of expertise in the advertising and sales fields to this venture.
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Rob · Married on 10/14/2017
Miriam, a rabbi, co-officiated our wedding with Father Jack Baker, a Catholic priest with whom she frequently collaborates. She worked with us to craft a meaningful ceremony that reflected our values and traditions. Miriam is very organized and early in the process, sent us a comprehensive packet on creating your own wedding ceremony, so we could select exactly which elements and readings we wanted to incorporate. Miriam got to know us well throughout the process and did a great job telling our story and tailoring her remarks specifically to us. We received many compliments on our ceremony from our family members and friends, and even received praise from a Catholic nun. We highly recommend Miriam to officiate at an interfaith wedding, or at any wedding for a couple that is looking to have a meaningful and personalized ceremony.Sent on 10/06/2017
Tanya · Married on 06/17/2016
Miriam was fantastic to work with. She made our ceremony so special. We feel honored that Miriam married us. It was truly a privilege. She took the time to get to know us and the names of our family members and wedding party and the details of our family members. She helped us arrange the whole ceremony and had great advice through the whole process. Our wedding ceremony was even more special because it was Miriam who married us.Sent on 06/22/2016
Melissa · Married on 10/09/2015
Steve was great! Very professional and friendly. Very easy to work with and helpful with the whole process.Sent on 12/03/2015
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