We are a small team of officiants that specialize in non-denominational and spiritual weddings for all couples, and vow renewal ceremonies primarily throughout the Phoenix, AZ and Twin Cities’ seven-county metro area and destination locations. We work with you to customize a ceremony that reflects your relationship.
Melanie Caron-Vlasak, Licensed Officiant, and Owner (AZ)
I became ordained in 2009 to perform my cousin’s wedding ceremony and instantly fell in love with the process. During the first part of 2010, I launched Tie The Knot Wedding Ceremonies. Little did I know that it would become such a fun and rewarding experience. I am extremely blessed to have a job that I love and grateful for my Tie The Knot Wedding Ceremonies team. The best part is that I get to call each of the team members my friends.
I am passionate about creating and performing ceremonies for my couples that honor their wishes and their relationship. As a mental health professional, in the area of social work, I draw upon my experience to help couples calm their nerves and settle in and enjoy the experience of getting married. Ask me about my famous Sea Turtle calming technique. I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and help you develop the vision you have for your wedding day.
Grant Vlasak, Licensed Officiant, and Owner (AZ)
After helping Melanie create and put finishing touches on ceremonies, I became ordained in 2011 because I saw how much we were both enjoying the process. Getting to know my couples and create a memorable day, one that includes the people they cherish and represents who they are as a couple, gives me incredible joy, each time
Anna Butler, Licensed Officiant (MN)
When my husband and I married in 2008, we decided to create our own wedding ceremony. We filled our ceremony with stories and laughter, readings, music and people who are important in our lives. It made the day feel like a true celebration of who we are as a couple and was the perfect way to begin our marriage. As a wedding officiant, I look forward to helping you create a ceremony that celebrates you and your lives together. I draw on over 10 years of teaching and public speaking experience and enjoy planning, writing and organizing events. I look forward to getting to know you and beginning this process with you. Congratulations on your wedding!
Kevin W. Hohlstein, Licensed Officiant (MN)
As one half of the ‘friends’ that provided the backyard for Melanie and Grant’s wedding, I was honored to be able to be a part of a day that so perfectly reflected the couple committing themselves to each other. I love to be part of creating special, personal events for people. Getting to know what is important to each couple and working with them to plan a service that reflects who they are is one of the best parts of the process. Trained as a musical/theatrical performer and a life coach, I am able to draw on all my experience to help a couple create a wedding experience that reflects their personal values and style that is impactful for everyone involved. Let’s start creating the first day of the rest of your life together.
Biz Kelly, Licensed Officiant (MN)
I have always loved attending weddings. There is something magical about witnessing two people committing themselves to each other. Being asked to officiate a wedding is an incredible honor and not one I take lightly. When I married my husband in 2008, we were married by a long time family friend. I loved having a personal connection with our officiant. I look forward to creating that connection with the couples I work with and helping guide them in creating a personalized ceremony that fits them as a couple.
I enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories. I am a detail oriented person who loves organizing (yes, you read that correctly). In my past professional life I was a licensed social worker. I am now raising my three young sons, which is the hardest (and most rewarding) job I have ever done!!
I look forward to meeting with you!
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Heidi · Married on 09/21/2019
Biz was wonderful for our wedding day
Biz, from Tie the Knot Wedding ceremonies, was amazing to work with. She wrote our ceremony beautifully, was always available by email and responded quickly, answered all questions we had, and made us feel really comfortable! She was so professional to work with. Also very creative when we wanted to do something unique for our unity ceremony. We Highly recommend biz! Thank you Biz!Sent on 10/01/2019
Andrea Maranger · Married on 09/01/2019
Flexible and easy to work with
Biz was our officiant for our small, 8 person, park wedding. She was easy to communicate with, thorough and brought us extra kleenex! Our plans were a little all over the map and Biz was very easy going with our plans. The ceremony was a perfect length, Biz shared it with us beforehand to make sure everything looked good. I would definitely recommend Biz to anyone looking for a well-spoken, easy-going and helpful officiant.Sent on 09/07/2019
Niamh Johnson · Married on 06/22/2019
Friendly & professional
Biz did a great job on our big day. She helped us plan our ceremony, including suggesting a wine box unity ceremony we just loved, and never would have thought of ourselves. She had our vows printed and ready, and the whole ceremony was short, sweet, and beautiful. Just what we were looking for!Sent on 07/04/2019
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Mel is awesome to work with! She is personable, fun, and creative!