With This Ring
Assisting you from 'Yes' to 'I do'!
Personal touches are just our style
At "With This Ring", our goal is to give you a wedding that reflects both you and your fiance's unique personality, style and who you are as a couple. A wedding that you and your guests will not just attend, but delight in, and truly the wedding you always dreamed about.
We are Michigan officiants, based in Kalamazoo, serving SW MI and NW IN couples; from Grand Rapids to South Bend, from the Lake Michigan shore to Lansing. I am also available for destination ceremonies outside SW Michigan; just send your request and I am willing to work with you.
As of July 2011, I have now partnered with Rev. Véronique Jewell to help with the many requests for weddings we are receiving. Her warm, calm and caring personality, along with years of experience is a perfect fit for With This Ring clients.
"Formal Attire, flowers and photos make your ceremony memorable, but an officiant makes your ceremony a marriage."
Rev. Carleen Burns
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Stress-free ceremony planning begins now
Your engagement is one of the most exciting times of your life. You have better things to do than stress over ceremony details. We'll start by discussing all your ideas (how do you envision your wedding), then a ceremony with a variety of options for you to consider. I will interview you and use various methods to get to know your personality and back story. When all the important details are decided, I will put together a ceremony. You will be sent the final draft and have an opportunity to make sure that you are comfortable with every word said.
Your ceremony is the gateway to your marriage, and can be so much more than that "boring part you have to get through to get to the party". Selecting your officiant is an important first in the ceremony.
In Michigan, the only requirements to get married are a license, two witnesses, vows, pronouncement, and a minister or judge! Many couples find themselves from either differing religious backgrounds, no "home church" to worship at, or are coming from another area to marry in SW MI. Many have their own pastor. However, if you need an independent officiant; one who will provide you with a wedding ceremony that celebrates your beliefs, look no further. All the important elements will remain: love, trust, respect, fidelity, honesty and family; without it being legalistic, long, and/or boring!
Your ceremony can be as traditional as you want, or I have no problem adding non-traditional elements. From the most basic, to the ceremony loaded with elements; all receive the care, commitment, and respect they deserve. I would be honored to create and perform your tailor-made, unique ceremony. You are not just the "stars" of your ceremony, but the "directors", as well!
Look to the site contents and if you would like more information regarding your date, please fill out the contact form or call/text us at (269) 568-6217. You may also email me at [email protected] . Please do not send a legitimate inquiry regarding a wedding to the info email below.
If you have found me on one of the big wedding web sites, please email me directly at [email protected] or complete the info on our contact us page. Requests that come through 3rd parties don't always make their way here and your request is important to me!
Fill out our contact form, email or call today to set up a free, no obligation meeting. If my calendar has a wedding on the date you want, we still may be able to accomodate you, or will refer you to someone else.
Our wedding services do not require pre-counseling, just a firm desire by both to give their relationship a loving and carefully considered, lasting commitment of marriage.
With many selections to choose from, With This Ring can create your memorable day for much less cost than you might expect. I'll help you with aspects of your entire wedding - or just certain elements of it. It's up to you.
To serve with respect, sensitivity and professionalism; to provide services in a timely manner; to provide a personalized ceremony as revealed through interview and questionnaires; to allow for you to have complete choice of and final say over your ceremony; to provide unlimited consultation while creating your ceremony; to conduct a rehearsal with Platinum packages; to perform your ceremony in a professional, prepared and appropriate manner; to provide a service that is sensitive to your needs, wishes, values, philosophical and spiritual beliefs and cultural background.
To comply with and keep current with all laws regarding ceremony in your county and state.
To NOT discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation.
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person".
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
(Header photo provided by Left Shoe Photography, hand photo courtesy my wedding album and gazebo photo LaDuke Studios-Holland, MI)