We welcome all couples at A Simple I Do
We take great pride in our open minds and hearts here at A Simple I Do. We want all couples to approach their wedding day with us feeling supported, loved and equal.
Couples in the LGBTQIA community often have to ask "do you serve us" and while I could go on and on about how this sucks the joy out of planning I will focus on the magic we can make happen for all wedding days.
It starts with simply asking what your pronouns are, we want to address each person with the same respect, so we ask. You will find that we have tried really hard to change al of our verbiage to be non gendered, the titles bride and groom are only used after we know you.
Getting to know you, we love talking all things wedding, be in via email or phone or zoom or meeting up for a cup of coffee, yes we welcome the opportunity to discuss in detail what you envision for your wedding day, the bits of your love story you want to highlight and the overall vibe you would enjoy on your wedding day.
Be it a simple signing, elopement or full ceremony we are here to work with all people, and yes that includes our loving LGBTQUIA community.
-We are always in the process of learning and you are welcome to call us out on anything you see that does not make you feel well loved.-
How to book an elopement in Michigan
Eloping is a general term used for a small intimate wedding, in the state of Michigan you must have at least the two of you and two witnesses, over 18 years old present to get legally married.
So whether you are truly eloping or hosting an intimate wedding there are a few things to plan for and keep in mind. Let's start at the beginning.
Here at A Simple I Do we try our very best to honor your vision for your wedding and also keep it simple and cost effective.
Sign and go wedding
I just want to sign and go! - Getting married the easy way
Yes, you can just sign and go - getting legally married does not have to be anything you don't want it to be.
Let's talk about our simple signing package. At A Simple I Do, the team and I believe that your wedding day can look like anything you wish and sometimes that means you just want to sign your marriage license and go!
What is the requirement for getting legally married in Michigan, good question, let me start at the beginning.
First step - apply for and get your marriage license from your specific clerks' office, using the county that you live in, unless you live outside of Michigan then you will apply in the county that you are getting married in. License in hand you now have 30 days before it expires to sign it and make your marriage legal.
Second step to getting legally married is to hire a professional Officiant to meet with you. This person is responsible for signing your marriage license, directing all participants where to sign the marriage license and then performing a simple exchange of vows so you may declare you came of your own free will to marry each other.
Last step is for your officiant to file the marriage license with the county clerk and then for you to request for certified legal copy of the marriage license - you need this if you are changing your name, adding to insurance or any legal proceedings, this is the copy of the marriage license they want to see.
You see, getting legally married does not have to be anything you don't want it to be. You can simply sign and go.
We serve most of southeast Michigan and even offer a Wednesday special discount are of $85
Here's what that can look like for you. (pictures thanks to Shelby of www.monnette.co
Eloping in southeast Michigan
Are you considering eloping in Southeast Michigan? You're not alone! More and more couples are choosing to elope for a variety of reasons, including cost savings, intimacy, and flexibility.
If you're planning to elope, one of the first things you'll need to do is find an officiant to perform the ceremony. Fortunately, You’ve landed here, Nichole Bertucci, owner of A Simple I Do is home to a variety of officiants who can help you create a personalized ceremony that reflects your values and preferences.
One of the best ways things about working with A Simple I Do Wedding Officiants is you are in the hands of true experts when it comes to wedding Officiating. From small simple weddings to large and grand events, they can and have officiated them all.
Once you've found an officiant, the next step is to choose a location for your elopement. Southeast Michigan offers a wealth of beautiful and unique locations that are perfect for elopements, from scenic parks and nature reserves to historic buildings and charming bed and breakfasts.
If you're looking for an elopement location that's close to home, try searching for "elopement near me" on Google or another search engine. This can help you find hidden gems and unique venues that you may not have considered otherwise.
Finally, it's important to remember that eloping doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the things that are important to you. Whether you want to exchange traditional vows or write your own, wear a formal dress or casual attire, or include family and friends or keep things private, there are no rules when it comes to eloping.
By taking the time to find the right officiant and location, you can create a memorable and meaningful elopement that reflects your unique personalities and love story. So go ahead and elope in Southeast Michigan – the possibilities are endless!
Pontiac studio elopement
Host your elopement or signing in downtown Pontiac Michigan
I have the cutest option for hosting your elopement ceremony or marriage license signing...a studio in downtown Pontiac! It's white, it's open and airy and it's perfect for your ceremony and pictures.
Simple, Elegant and Eclectic is the vibe in this Pontiac Studio
Trying to find the perfect place to host your elopement or marriage license signing on a budget can be tiring and frustrating. Look no further this downtown Pontiac studio is affordable and allows you to welcome your closest family and friends to be a part of your wedding day - without the stress! Just pop in, get married and set off to lunch, dinner or your elopement honeymoon!
Photos by Alexis of AC Backus Photography
Getting married on Valentines day should be nothing but love and these two definitely brought the love! It was an awesome valentines day elopement in downtown Holly this year.
Thank you for choosing to work with me, Nichole Bertucci A Simple I Do wedding Officiant.
Love stories are my passion