Justin & Charley The Connie Hansen Garden Conservancy, Lincoln City, OR

Congratulations On Your Impending Wedding Nuptials!

 I’m Vickie Michels an officiant; since 2005 I’ve officiated hundreds of ceremonies throughout Oregon. Your impending nuptials may be nondenominational, spiritual, or secular (not religious); I will officiate with warmth and sincerity. My greatest joy comes from creating ceremonies that truly touch the heart, and being able to express the love, joy, and excitement of the couple as they join in matrimony. Every ceremony is designed to be special with your unique story which reflects your bond as a couple. The loving vows exchanged between a couple embody the ensuing step in a long and wonderful life together. Every word spoken will be created to express the feelings one another desires to share with the other.

Rev. Vickie Michels, Non-denominational Officiant
 Depending on the varying degrees of belief that couples have which may be expressed in their choice of attire, location, unity celebration, religion, and wording. I will not judge and I will not preach; I’m here to work with you on creating a ceremony that fits your level of beliefs. Your day should be as relaxed and carefree as possible; therefore, I believe that your ceremony illustrates the identity you’ve created as a couple. For this reason, I’ll customize the ceremony to the way you desire it. Helping couples create the ceremony of their dreams demonstrates what I truly enjoy; I love sitting down and talking with couples regarding their vision for the ceremony. Naturally, the creative and unique pieces placed into the ceremony express what transforms it from a nice ceremony into a special ceremony. Contact me, if you’re looking to have a ceremony that includes your best four-legged or feathered friend I would be delighted. For instance, your animal friend may be a ring bearer, flower bearer, or welcome guest. I will be overjoyed to assist you in creating a ceremony that includes them in it. This is your day, the long-awaited moment when you will no longer be responsible for yourself alone. The day that you become one with your beloved; allow me to assist you with creating your special moment. This is your day; you should have it your way!

Review written by Derek &

Vickie was willing to go above and beyond with our ceremony, making it perfect for us. She was goofy enough to make it fun, and serious enough when needed, and always remained very professional. We had so many compliments later about our officiant who started off the wedding in The Princess Bride style, catching everyone's attention with 'mawwaige, is what bwings us togetha today." I was worried that no officiant would be willing to do this for me, and she completely fulfilled my childhood wedding dreams!
We were so incredibly happy with our wedding ceremony, and bummed no one thought to record it! Vickie is not only affordable, and flexible, but makes the nerves of wedding day "I Do's" less scary. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant, thank you Vickie for making our wedding day fabulous and care free!

Review written by Charley W.

We were so blessed to have found Rev. Vickie Michels! She was positive, encouraging and full of knowledge! Justin and I had an idea how we wanted our ceremony to go, but not sure of the wording. Vickie had plenty of informational packets to help us decide and get ideas on how we wanted our personalized ceremony to be. Also, she mentioned ideas of how we could involve my two children more in the ceremony. She was never overbearing or forcing anything upon us which we loved because she truly allowed us to make the ceremony ours! She was available to meet where and when we needed, and 24/7 for questions or concerns. When the big day came she was there when she needed to be and everything flowed smoothly! I will recommend her to family and friends for sure!! Thank you Vickie for sharing and making our special day possible!!

Review written by Cynthia W.

We had our wedding on short notice and we didn't have much time to prepare so I was pretty stressed out until I met Reverend Michels. She had such a calm and soothing presence about her that I immediately felt relaxed and reassured that everything would turn out and it did. I couldn't have asked for more. It was a beautiful ceremony and it was exactly as we wanted it to be. She was very pleasant and professional throughout. I highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding.


Acts of Celebration Ideas

These additional ceremonies are added to the ceremony to customize it as you wish; to include personal intimate pieces to your ceremony which can involve family and friends.

Ring Warming

The rings are passed from person to person; each
person holds them and instills in the rings their thoughts for the happy couple.


​The couple faces each other, and their wrists are
bound loosely together.

Family Vows

Blending of two families; children take part in the
vow exchange, important for many couples.


The couple each pours a vessel of sand into a
larger vase. A wonderful way to include children in the ceremony, the vessel will become a rainbow of color.


​In this ritual, they each present one another with their first gift as a married couple, a single rose

Additional Acts of Celebration

Located on the Ceremony & Acts of Celebration

Ceremony Types

These are just a few of my many ceremony examples. Every ceremony is created for the individual couple. I want your guests to feel the love that ties you together as a couple.

Eduardo & Amanda

Secular Ceremony

​A Secular ceremony has no religious attributes.
Dennis & Melony

Spiritual Ceremony

A Spiritual ceremony speaks of the Divine Creator.
Eric & Kristen

Nondenominational Ceremony

​A nondenominational ceremony, no particular religion. 

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