A unity wedding ceremony is a traditional element of many weddings that symbolizes the joining of two people in marriage. There are many different ways that couples can incorporate unity ceremonies into their wedding, but some common examples include:
If you are planning a wedding in Detroit, Michigan, there are many things to consider and plan for to make your special day a success. Here are some tips to help you get started:
Michigan is a beautiful state with a variety of landscapes and venues that make it a great location for an elopement. From the sandy beaches of the Great Lakes to the stunning forests and waterfalls of the Upper Peninsula, there is no shortage of breathtaking locations to exchange vows.
One of the benefits of having an elopement in Michigan is that it can be a more intimate and personal experience. Instead of worrying about planning a large wedding with hundreds of guests, couples can focus on what really matters – their love for each other. Elopements also allow couples to have more flexibility with their plans and can be a more budget-friendly option.
There are several popular elopement locations in Michigan, including the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, and the Keweenaw Peninsula. These locations offer stunning natural beauty and a variety of outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, and fishing.
For couples looking for a more urban setting, Michigan also has a variety of charming cities and towns to choose from. Detroit, Ann Arbor, and Grand Rapids all offer a mix of history, culture, and entertainment. These cities also offer a variety of venues for an elopement, such as museums, gardens, and historic landmarks.
It’s important to note that elopements in Michigan do require a marriage license, which can be obtained from the county clerk’s office in the county where the couple resides. It’s also a good idea to check with the specific location to see if there are any permit requirements or other guidelines that need to be followed.
While we are partial to the southeast region of Michigan let us not forget the vast locations throughout the great state of Michigan to choose from for your elopement.
Overall, Michigan is a beautiful and diverse state that offers a variety of locations for an intimate and personal elopement. Whether you’re looking for a beach or a city setting, there is something for everyone in Michigan.
I know that it is hard to understand what a wedding ceremony by Nichole Bertucci may sound like so without further ado, now you can!
I am happy to share this video of a past wedding with you so you may get a little sense of the sound of a ceremony written and performed by Nichole Bertucci, owner of A Simple I Do.
As a wedding officiant it is difficult to provide great video unless a wonderful photographer or videographer shares their work. And it is important to understand each wedding is going to be unique parts of the ceremony or the flow may be similar but the love story, the readings the vows and unity ceremonies will be unique to each couple.
Nichole will suggest a quick video chat or meet up so you can see her personality and hear her voice to know if she will truly be the right fit for your wedding ceremony.
How to Elope In Michigan
Let us first discuss what elope means in today's wedding world. Elope means to have a wedding that is shorter in length and smaller in guest count and usually not booked years or months in advance.
My experience with couples who want to elope is that it's the two of them and around 15 ish guests and is booked within a month or two or as little as a day or two in advance.
Eloping in Michigan is easy:
When it comes to choosing a spot to host your Michigan elopement it can be as easy as a local park or restaurant or even your own home! Keep it simple and cost effective.
We have 2 wedding packages that make eloping a breeze!
Signing - $135 - we'll meet with the two of you and your two witnesses at a local coffee shop, bakery or restaurant or even a park to simply sign your license and offer a very brief prewritten exchange of vows and sign your license.
Elopement $275 - we can assist you in finding the perfect location for your elopement cermeony and draft a custom ceremony script. We will perform the ceremony and sign your license.
If you've never done this before it's okay, rest assured we can answer your questions and get you on your way to eloping in Michigan with A Simple I Do.
So you want a courthouse wedding but have found out the courthouse no longer does wedding's or is booked!
Rest easy, we can offer you a similar if not better service than a courthouse wedding in Michigan.
Let's first discuss what a courthouse wedding is; couples will often choose a courthouse wedding here in Michigan for the ease of it. You used to be able to call up the courthouse and make an appointment to head in and have a judge perform a brief ceremony, sign your license and you were on your way. You could dress up or keep it casual. You could typically bring a few folks along with you or none if you wanted to truly elope. But the whole idea was that a courthouse wedding was:
However due to staffing and over abundance of cases and then darn Covid the courthouses stopped performing weddings or if they do them the waitlist can be months and it's only one a specific day! Not so simple and easy any more.
Now, I will tell you that we offer a simple signing service which I'm thinking I should just rename courthouse wedding but so much better - anywho, what is our version of a signing aka courthouse wedding for our Michigan couples?
We will set a date and time with you; could be any day and time that is convenient for all parties. At our meeting we will sign your marriage license, direct everyone else where to sign and then offer you a brief prewritten exchange of vows and rings (if ya have them) and of course pronounce you married! The best part is this can be done at quiet a few locations, we suggest:
A park - your signing at a park makes for a beautiful backdrop
A restaurant - dinner, brunch or lunch you can sign and celebrate
A coffee shop - the super simple and easy and casual wedding day
Whatever you choose we are always happy to snap some pictures and do whatever it takes to make your courthouse wedding but not in a courthouse amazing and perfect for you!
some of the happy couples that chose
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