Rituals Matter.

 

Your ceremony is more than just a formality.

It should add genuine joy and depth to your wedding experience.

It will feel better if it’s a natural expression of your love.

 

 

My Process Begins with Your Love Story.

 

Through a collaborative process, I work with you to create a genuine and heartfelt wedding ceremony that sets the tone for a swoon-worthy celebration of your love.

Together, we’ll have fun exploring what matters most to you.

 

Your ceremony should reflect your values.

I believe your wedding ceremony can be many things. But above all, it should be authentic.

By staying true to who you are as a couple, your ceremony can be aligned with your life together.

I support healthy relationships and deep friendships because I believe in infinite love and happy marriages.

Hi, I'm Michelle!

I believe that exploration is essential for the soul and that every couple should have adventures together.

I’m fortunate to have this in my husband and wouldn’t have settled for anything less.

I also believe that barefeet are the happiest feet and that beer & pizza in the bathtub make for the ultimate night-in.

While I like gems that sparkle, I think dogs make better friends than diamonds. I’m especially partial to my sweet Golden Retriever, Lucy.

Curious by nature, working as a staff member for a U.S. Senator confirmed the importance of asking the right questions and listening intently.

Capitol Hill taught me about grace and grit, and strengthened my character. It is where I honed my public speaking and speech writing skills, and made some of my best friends.

A free spirit with a sunny disposition, I’m also an aspiring houseplant hoarder and Modern Love binge reader.

Born and raised in Oregon’s high desert, I now call the coast of Maine my home.

 

Your love is unique & heartfelt.
The best ceremonies are, too!

INTENTIONAL CEREMONY SERVICES

 

Unforgettable ceremonies, like strong partnerships, are built on mutual respect and trust. Swoon Union Ceremonies are custom & collaborative. 

All services include a complimentary consultation to ensure we can communicate honestly with ease.

Choose a meaningful experience in preparation for your big day.

SWOON SESSION

A Swoon Session is an opportunity to bring out the most meaningful aspects of your relationship and create the foundation for a genuine, joyful ceremony.

A Swoon Session includes guidance + Swoon Union Ceremonies’ signature questions + 1.5 hour session to discuss the feel and flow of your ceremony + support creating vows + ideas for rituals, readings, blessings, etc.

Hear it from a Swoon Couple:

“Neither of us felt compelled to follow the “traditional” format, and the idea of creating something from scratch was totally overwhelming, Michelle asked us important questions about ourselves and our relationship, worked to understand the kind of ceremony we wanted, and then helped us find readings and resources that fit our vibe. She helped us make the part where we actually got married sweet and intentional in a way that it absolutely would not have been without her guidance.” – Ellie and Dylan, Whidbey Island, Washington

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CEREMONY WRITING

As more & more couples opt to have a loved one perform their wedding ceremony, our ceremonies can be intentionally written and designed for a friend or family member to marry you with ease and joy.

Ceremony Writing includes a Swoon Session + custom and collaborative ceremony + help preparing your loved one to officiate your ceremony.

Hear it from a Swoon Couple:

“We absolutely LOVED working with Michelle! We had dreamed of an authentic, meaningful, genuine, sentimental ceremony, and Michelle helped us bring it to life. Every part of wedding planning can be a bit overwhelming, but working with Michelle put us completely at ease because we knew the ceremony was going to be so unique, full of love, and special. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Michelle and highly recommend her!” – Jenna & Michael, St. Michaels, Maryland

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OFFICIATING

My mission is to create, prepare, and perform modern and unforgettable ceremonies that resonate with you and truly honor your unique journey together. I deliver your ceremony with joy, presence and warmth.

Officiating includes a Swoon Session + custom and collaborative ceremony + pre-marital meeting and support + rehearsal + day of support + performing your wedding ceremony +  filing your marriage license + newlywed meeting 6-8 weeks post wedding to share your wedding experience.

Hear it from a Swoon Couple:

“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! I’m so beyond happy we were able to find her. You get what you pay for, and Michelle is worth it and more!” – Melissa and Lucky, Peaks Island, Maine

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FAQ

How We Work Together

Our work together can be accomplished virtually.

While I’d love to see you and your fiancé in-person if and when possible, connecting via FaceTime or Skype gives us the ability to collaborate on your wedding ceremony from anywhere.

When should we contact you?

For officiating services, please contact me as soon as possible.

I require three months for ceremony writing and officiating services due to the personalized nature of these services.

That said, I always do my best to accommodate clients wherever they are on their engagement/wedding planning journey.

A Swoon Session can be impactful at any point during your engagement and wedding planning.

Does it matter where we live or where we’re getting married?

Thanks to modern technology, I’m able partner with clients from coast-to-coast. To date, I’ve worked with clients from Washington to Texas to New York to Colorado.

Do you travel to perform wedding ceremonies?

Yes, I travel frequently to celebrate love and perform unforgettable wedding ceremonies.

Are you a Minister?

Yes, I’m an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church and able to perform weddings most anywhere in the United States.

What are your rates?

Please contact me directly for rates and availability.

 

Not all gifts fit nicely in a box. Neither do all of your ceremony needs.
Have a question about how all of this works? Have an idea you want to talk through?

Reach out and let’s chat!

Get In Touch

Ready to partner with me on your unforgettable wedding ceremony & meaningful wedding experience?

Please contact me for rates and availability. I’ll be in touch soon!

Together, we can share, dream and swoon.

 

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