Choosing to have a loved one perform your wedding ceremony is a trend that’s here to stay. It adds genuine depth and meaning to your memory and wedding experience. And it’s a great honor for your friend or family member.
But officiating a wedding is also a lot of work!

Choosing to have a loved one perform your wedding ceremony is a trend that’s here to stay. It adds genuine depth and meaning to your memory and wedding experience. And it’s a great honor for your friend or family member. But officiating a wedding is also a lot of work!

Wedding Ceremony Writing

Signature service

You didn't settle for your partner
Your don't have to settle for your ceremony either.

At Swoon Union, I believe that you shouldn’t have to choose between the comfort of a loved one AND the ease of a professional. Swoon Union’s Wedding Ceremony Writing service is everything but the officiant. It’s professionally written, pressure-free, and personally delivered.

It’s a custom, personalized wedding ceremony script written and designed by me, with your participation and voice, to be delivered by your loved one. It’s designed for your friend or family member to marry you with confidence, ease, and a joy – creating a ceremony and atmosphere that feels like YOU - not just a formality.

Everything but the officiant

You need help writing and organizing a custom ceremony that’s as real and unique as your love story

You have an idea about what you do and don’t want, but aren’t sure how to accomplish it

You and your soon-to-be spouse have a friend or family member in mind to perform your marriage ceremony, but you don’t want your ceremony to become a burden for your loved one

You want a personalized wedding ceremony that’s: Lighthearted yet Reverent, Personalized AND Relatable, Non-religious yet spiritual, Warm AND Inclusive

Is this you?

I take the stress out of creating your wedding ceremony and add the magic! We work together to design a personalized wedding ceremony that’s memorable and meaningful. And leaves your guests feeling connected and saying “that was the best ceremony ever. It was SO THEM.” 

Swoon meets you where you are

Unlimited email communication
30-minute “knock-it-out-of-the-park” call with your loved one to address any questions or concerns they have about performing your wedding ceremony
Completed, polished, custom 20-30 minute wedding ceremony script
Guidance on selection of rituals, readings, and blessings
Personalized support to create heartfelt vows
60-minute Swoon Session with Michelle to discuss and explore responses to questions and design the flow of your ceremony
Signature Swoon Questions for Connection

What's included in the Wedding Ceremony Writing service

It’s your wedding day! Your officiant knocks it out of the park and you’re officially married!
Your officiant books call with me to discuss any questions and get tips. 
I write your ceremony and send it to you + your partner for edits and feedback. Once the ceremony is finalized, you + your partner send it to your chosen officiant. 
Your Swoon Session is all about getting to the essence of who you are as a couple and as individuals. We’ll go over the things that make you “YOU” and discuss proposed ceremony flow. Swoon Sessions are held via phone or Zoom video.
You each complete the questions and share with one another then submit your responses to me + schedule your Swoon Session.
Swoon Questions for Connection are sent to you + your partner.
Booking process: Sign contract + submit 50% deposit to begin work.
Schedule Your Free Consultation - you found me, now let’s chat! 

What Your Experience Will Look Like
from Start to Finish 

How it works


How does Swoon Union help with the ceremony?

I take the stress and guesswork out of what makes a ceremony unique, personal and loved-up. When we work together, I’m your ceremony hype girl. My motivation? YOU. I want you to feel supported and seen.

 You walk away with a custom wedding ceremony script that’s “turn key” for your chosen officiant.

How do we work together?

Our work is done virtually over Zoom and via email, which allows us to connect from anywhere. I’ve successfully worked with couples from coast-to-coast and everywhere in between. 

When should we book you?

A general rule of thumb: the sooner the better. Due to the personalized nature of this service, I require at least three months for wedding ceremony writing. That said, I always do my best to accommodate clients wherever they are on their wedding planning journey. On a tight schedule? Please reach out.

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

Nope! Thanks to modern technology we’re able to connect from anywhere.

But I do encourage you to learn about the marriage laws in the state where you’re getting hitched
so your marriage is legal in the eyes of the law.

What do we get out of this?

A custom, personalized ceremony that’s unique to you and your love story.

Like everything worthwhile in life, the more you put into it, the more you’re going to get out of it. That said, I’m looking for quality, not quantity!

Your ceremony can and should feel good.

How long are Swoon Union ceremonies?

Swoon Union ceremonies are typically 20-30 minutes. AKA short, but not too short-and-sweet-and-long enough to be substantial and memorable. 

Why should we invest in our ceremony?

I’m not a gambling woman, but if I had to guess, your wedding is the single most expensive thing you’ve ever done. Besides maybe college. From your dress to your bouquet, you’re spending big bucks for your wedding to LOOK amazing. Swoon Union helps you FEEL as good -- or even better-- than everything looks.

Think of it this way: Swoon Union is to feelings as a wedding planner is to the logistics, a floral designer is to the flowers, and a photographer is to the photos.

What’s your style?

I’m open, accessible, honest, and real. My style is warm, genuine, and inclusive. Your Swoon Union ceremony will feel more like a story than a stuffy ceremony. It’ll reflect your values and feel like “you.” 

In other words, if you want a spiritual and non-religious ceremony, an interfaith ceremony that balances and honors your shared and individual histories and beliefs, or one that’s totally unconventional then that’s what you’ll get.

My process is collaborative. You and your partner are the foundation of the ceremony.

Investment: $1,550

Client love

– Darcy & Gunnar

“We both cherished that our families got to hear about the deepest parts of our relationship, in a way they never would have been able to without Swoon Union. So many ceremonies scratch the surface of a couple, but ours was personal in a way that felt really special to us. We also loved that our beloved cousin was the one to be the bearer of something so special!”

– Courtney & Kat

“Michelle was the perfect person to help us navigate the scary task of writing our own ceremony for our friend to perform. As an event planner, I can vouch for her professionalism and experience with crafting unique and intimate ceremonies. I highly recommend her to all people who are looking for genuine advice on how to connect with your partner during the stressful wedding process! Absolutely amazing experience with her.”

– Guy & Molly

“We can’t say enough good things about Michelle! We would not have gotten through our wedding without her. She talked us through every step of the way and really made us feel comfortable and confident with every decision we made. Not only did she make us feel good on our wedding day but helped us connect with each other throughout the whole process which is priceless. Thanks, Michelle. We love you!”

– Jenna & Michael

“We dreamed of a meaningful, genuine, sentimental ceremony. Michelle helped us and my brother bring it to life. Working with her put us completely at ease because we knew the ceremony was going to be so unique, full of love, and special. We’re so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Michelle and highly recommend her!”

– Colleen & Patrick

“What can I say about Michelle except how amazing she is?! My husband and I were married in Scotland. While Michelle wasn’t able to marry us there, her magic ceremony writing was felt that day. Never before had I thought that we could have such a beautiful, meaningful ceremony! From the beginning she asked meaningful questions, all of which made the process enjoyable and easy. Thank you for everything, Michelle!”

– Lexi & Randy

“We worked with Michelle to write our ceremony for my sister to perform as our officiant. She wrote the most heartful, thoughtful and beautiful ceremony for us. She managed to show our individuality in the ceremony, while also showing our partnership. She weaved in our families and friends and she told our love-story in a way that allowed everyone else to step into it for a day. We could not have asked for anything more in a ceremony.”