A Buffalo, NY minister who supports all who love each other and want to be married. Straight, gay, interracial, intercultural, everyone! All are entitled to their day of beauty.
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5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 8/19/2023 by Miranda W
We were lucky enough to have Michelle be our officiant for our wedding!! She was AMAZING! I highly recommend having her be apart of your special day! If you haven’t already booked with her, BOOK NOW! You definitely will not be disappointed! If ...
I could give more than 5 stars I would! Thank you so much for everything!!
Reviewed On 7/21/2023 by Kristen H
Michelle from Yellow Bird Wedding was my officiant at my wedding and she was wonderful. From the beginning she understood what I wanted the ceremony to look like and organized everything. Her presentation was clear and overall message of the ce...
remony was touching. I am so happy I went with Michelle and I would highly recommend her.
Reviewed On 10/15/2022 by Alyssa B
Michelle was incredible! She made us feel very special from our first meet and greet until the big day. We loved the script options provided and her speech was so personal and thought out. Everything went so smoothly and appreciated her calm ye...
t excited presence, it made for a very memorable wedding ceremony!
Reviewed On 10/10/2022 by Stacey B
Michelle was absolutely amazing! From the very start she was attentive, easy to work with, and a great listener. She answered all of our questions. We live out of state but got married back in my hometown. So I double-checked with her a couple ...
of times to make sure we were doing things correct. When we asked if we could have our bridal party send her some stories about us to make the ceremony even more personal, she bring it on! There was not a dry eye in the house during our ceremony. I loved that she came and checked with us right before the whole thing started to make sure we didn't need anything. We would give Michelle all the stars! She is just fantastic. Afterward we said "I Dos" and walked back down the aisle she made sure to track us down, had our witnesses sign the paperwork right away. If you need an officiant she is it!
Reviewed On 9/06/2022 by Becca B
Michelle was so great to work with for our wedding! We spent some time meeting over zoom when we first decided to hire her and what felt like such a quick call resulted in such a personal and perfect ceremony. She is really amazing at what she ...
Reviewed On 7/31/2022 by Nicole A
Michelle went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect. She is an extremely gifted writer who was able to craft a beautiful ceremony that not only focused on love and friendship but that also weaved our individual person...
alities and story as a couple to make it feel intimate and personal. She had several resources for us to go through to help her design our ceremony and was always available to answer questions we had. Many of our guests commented on how our ceremony was the best they had ever seen, all thanks to Michelle. We highly recommend Yellowbird Weddings to anyone looking for an officiant!
Reviewed On 7/16/2022 by Julie C
Michelle did an absolutely wonderful job as our wedding officiant. Not only did she meet with us beforehand to learn about our relationship, but she perfectly incorporated our story into the ceremony in a way that made it feel like she had know...
n us for a very long time. We're so grateful for the time and effort she put into crafting a ceremony that truly reflected who we are as a couple and the love we have for each other. Several of my family members even told me that it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they had ever witnessed. We would recommend her and YellowBird Wedding a million times over.
Reviewed On 7/10/2022 by Kylie W
We highly recommend Yellowbird Weddings to officiate your wedding! The website is what initially caught our eye, I love that she posts about each wedding she officiates you can tell she takes pride in what she does! My husband and I are not rel...
igious so we were looking for an officiant that would focus on our relationship and leave out some of the antiquated traditions associated with a lot of wedding ceremonies. Michelle met with us to get to know us better as a couple and made herself available for questions all the way up to the wedding! My husband and I also decided we wanted to go with prewritten vows (as we are not Shakespeare's). Michelle provided a great selection to choose from and we found some that fit us perfectly. On the wedding day she delivered a personalized ceremony that perfectly characterized us as a couple!
Reviewed On 5/02/2022 by Emilianne L
Michelle made our ceremony personable and memorable! She was sure to include those small details and mentioned those close to us who have passed away before our big day! I would recommend her a thousand times! 10/10 fabulous job!! 💜
Reviewed On 2/14/2022 by Lisa H
Michelle was awesome to work with. She was incredible patient with us and took the time to answer all of our questions. With her guidance, we able to create the custom ceremony that we dreamed of. I would definitely recommend Michelle to any...
one getting married. She was kind, responsive and great to work with!
Reviewed On 9/27/2021 by Allison F
Michelle was an amazing officiate. Even though we didn't get a chance to meet in person (due to Covid) we were able to have a nice conversation over video chat. From that brief interview she was able to write a beautiful speech. Our guest thoug...
ht that Michelle had known us for years!
She also helped up pick out the right vows that fit my husband and I perfectly. I cannot recommend her enough
Reviewed On 7/12/2021 by Kristin M
Michelle at Yellowbird Wedding was absolutely amazing! She really took the time to make everything so personal to us, and after the ceremony all our guests were raving about what a fantastic job she did! Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 5/28/2021 by Natalie G
Michelle is an amazing officiant. Her ceremony was absolutely beautiful and really captured the meaning of the day for us as a couple. Everyone in attendance only had high praise for the ceremony. She is extremely professional and really cares ...
to make sure she adds personal details to her ceremony. I would highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 5/24/2021 by Anna S
Michelle at YellowBird Wedding was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She made everything so simple during a time of stress! We communicated through email to set up a video chat to meet her and go over everything we wanted for our wedding c...
eremony. She checked in a few days before our wedding day which put me at ease. Michelle was professional but very personable which was great on such a stressful day. Her kind words during our ceremony brought tears to my eyes! She gave us exactly the ceremony we were hoping for! She literally made us laugh and cry! We are so grateful that we had Michelle officiate our wedding. We highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 4/22/2021 by Kristin K
During these crazy times we ended up having the most amazing day imaginable! Michelle was the perfect choice for us. The way she narrated our love story was so personal, as if she knew us for years. I'm so glad we didn't wait to have a big w...
edding. Covid decided for us; to slow it down, make it more intimate and share the day with our closest people. Michelle was so eloquent with her words and she helped us be more creative with ours. We wrote our own vows and we got to personalize the "with this ring" section because of her guidance. I couldn't be happier!!
Reviewed On 11/04/2020 by Haley R
Michelle was wonderful and very personable. We never got to meet in person before hand because of covid but that didn’t stop her from getting to know us and writing an amazing ceremony. We had a small wedding with just immediate family, and eve...
ry person after the ceremony came up to us and said how great it was. Michelle was very flexible as we changed dates and venues multiple times. I would highly recommend using her for your wedding.
Reviewed On 10/31/2020 by Mary G
Michelle at YellowBird Wedding is the best of the best. Our ceremony was so special and personal that all of our guests thought Michelle was someone we had known for years. Michelle is truly gifted at officiating and we feel so lucky that we we...
re able to have her perform our ceremony. Absolute cannot recommend YellowBird Wedding enough, they made our day perfect!
Reviewed On 10/21/2020 by Elayne L
Michelle made our wedding ceremony so unbelievably special. She was incredibly kind and professional throughout the whole process. The ceremony she performed was thoughtful and personal. Michelle truly took the time to get to know my husband an...
d I as a couple and that showed at our wedding. She took what she had learned about us and painted a beautiful picture of us for our friends and family. I would recommend Michelle to anyone who is looking for their wedding ceremony to be personal and unforgettable.
Reviewed On 7/06/2020 by Ryan T
Michelle was wonderful to work with. Planning and communication with her was simple, my now wife and I had very busy schedules that she worked around easily, and on the wedding day Michelle did a perfect job. We could not have asked for a bett...
Reviewed On 4/17/2020 by Lisa T
We were married Jan 2020 and our ceremony was PERFECT!! Michelle was GREAT!! She made the whole process easy and smooth. Anytime we emailed her she got right back to us. During the ceremony she made us laugh and cry, she made it so personal tha...
t you would think she knew us for years. I would highly recommend Yellow Bird!!
Reviewed On 6/03/2019 by Tianna F
Stop searching through officiants and hire Michelle right now! She was absolutely fantastic!
Michelle officiated our small, non-denominational wedding in May 2019. We knew she was the officiant for us from her very first email. Every step of t...
he process from emailing, asking questions, meeting for coffee to talk about who we were as people and a couple, up until the day-of was met with extreme professionalism, compassion and care. Michelle's ceremony was absolutely beautiful and all our guests complimented her work all night long. She wrote a beautiful, personalized ceremony that was honestly perfect and she talked as if we had been old friends. Her ability to include all the small things we wanted included as well as surprise us with some funny and heart warming pieces really made our ceremony special and has left us with lasting memories of that moment! Absolutely awesome!
Reviewed On 5/01/2019 by Lauren V
We first met with Michelle after reading her fantastic online reviews. At our first meeting, she asked us to each give details about our relationship and our lives together, and we immediately felt comfortable. It was like talking to a friend. ...
After this, we decided to have her conduct our ceremony and we are so so happy we did. She took what we told her and made a beautiful and personal ceremony that perfectly captured our relationship. It was sweet, and funny, and sincere, and we loved it. Our family has been going on about how perfect it was ever since. We can't thank Michelle enough, and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a personal touch!
Reviewed On 11/17/2018 by Michelle M
Michelle took time to get to know us to personalize what she said during the ceremony. She’s responsive to emails and very personable. Couldn’t ask for anything more. :)
Reviewed On 9/25/2018 by Danielle S
Michelle did an exceptional job officiating our wedding. As she already comes highly recommended, I was not surprised, however, she did an amazing job! I am sure most who are looking to book Michelle are not having a "traditional" ceremony, so ...
it is great to have someone so familiar with the process to guide you in creating a non-religious ceremony. I honestly would have been lost without her guidance in the structure of the ceremony and her (major) assistance with the rehearsal. She was efficient and guided us and our families in being comfortable with the timeline and nuisances of the ceremony. Honestly, the fact that we had a beautiful, smooth ceremony can be attributed to Michelle. We received so many compliments on her as an officiant after the wedding. Do yourself a favor and book Michelle, she is professional, knowledgeable, reasonable and kind :)
Reviewed On 8/28/2018 by Katie F
I can’t say enough about how easy it was to work with Michelle. We are both Canadian but decided to get married in Buffalo at the Hotel Lafayette - and were surprised to see that ceremonies are a bit different in the states. She explained every...
thing so clearly and it was exactly what we had wanted! She used the info we shared with her at our first (and only) meeting and transformed it into a lovely little speech - which was absolutely perfect. She is very accommodating, responsive and best of all, she is genuinely excited for you! We feel like we got really lucky in finding Michelle for our wedding. If you are looking for an officiant, you MUST contact Michelle. I couldn’t recommend her more!
Reviewed On 8/05/2018 by Frances B
When we had our first meeting with Michelle, it was a no brainer. Her kindness exudes so effortlessly from our first conversation. Michelle was charismatic and thoughtful in her delivery of our ceremony and made the preparation for it so easy!
Reviewed On 7/08/2018 by Christina G
Michelle was so easy to work with, we live out of town and even through Skype we knew she was the person we wanted to marry us. She was also a calming presence during those few moments before the ceremony. I had multiple compliments from weddin...
g goers of how much they loved her words. It was really and truly a beautiful and touching ceremony. Highly recommend YellowBird!
Reviewed On 6/01/2018 by Rachael B
I am so thankful to have found Michelle to officiate our ceremony. Todd and I are both Catholic but wanted to have our ceremony on our venue's site, so we were a little nervous about finding someone to officiate who could represent us to our lo...
ved ones. Michelle exceeded all expectations. She took the time to get to know us in advance, scribbling notes while my groom and I talked about how we met, and why we're choosing to spend the rest of our lives with one another. She listened carefully and asked thoughtful questions. She had such a genuine, calm, and thoughtful nature, we were so excited to meet again on our wedding day. Michelle's ceremony was incredibly thoughtful, referencing meaningful pieces from our past, with an unwavering and kind voice, despite the hot and humid temperature! We are so thankful to have found her, as are our guests who have also given us many compliments on the ceremony. I can't say enough positive things about Michelle. Xoxo
Reviewed On 4/24/2018 by Jaci L
Michelle was the best Officiant we could have asked for! I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an Officiant- she was one of the best vendors we hired. We wanted something non-religious and quick and she did a phenomenal job put...
ting together a ceremony that was beautiful and unique to us. Her voice carries far and is clear and articulate. Everyone who attended the ceremony thought it was beautiful and we heard compliments/praises for Michelle from many of our guests. She was also quick to respond any time I had a question via email and she was absolutely wonderful when we met in person. She made the whole process easy and made us feel comfortable as well. Highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 4/06/2018 by Michelle H
One of the best decisions that we made for our wedding was to have Michelle be our officiant! I could not imagine anyone else performing our ceremony and am so thankful that I found her. From the very first e-mail that I sent to Michelle to mee...
ting with her and then to our wedding day, we could not have asked for a better experience. Michelle is so kind, down to earth and has a way of making you feel very comfortable around her and before you know it, you feel like you've known her forever. My now husband and I met with Michelle and immediately knew that we wanted her to be the one to perform our ceremony. We were looking for an intimate ceremony, a ceremony about love and friendship. A ceremony about us and who we are as a couple and my eyes water just thinking about it because Michelle's ceremony truly captured us and then some! I remember smiling throughout the entire ceremony, I remember laughing, I remember getting choked up and I also remember 'zoning out' for a moment and Michelle was kind enough to reel me back in and did it in a way that was sweet. Everyone truly loved our ceremony and so many people have asked us for Michelle's contact information. I will always smile when I think of Michelle, she provided a beautiful beginning to the rest of our lives!
Reviewed On 11/06/2017 by Nina E
Michelle is amazing! She took the time to meet my husband and I months beforehand and you would have thought she was an old friend when it came time for the ceremony. She listened to and honored our requests and the words she spoke at the cerem...
ony were perfectly fit for my husband and I. Any vow renewals we plan in the future, we will definitely be calling Michelle again!
Reviewed On 10/18/2017 by Sabrina D
My husband and I truly enjoyed working with Michelle. We met her at a coffee shop in North Buffalo and we knew as soon as we met her that she was the perfect choice for our wedding! We felt like Michelle took the time to listen and get to know ...
us, answered all the questions we had throughout the wedding planning stages, and delivered a personal and fitting service for our ceremony. She provided us with vows, rings, and ceremony rituals/unity examples, which made it a lot easier to finalize the ceremony that captured what we were looking for. Our ceremony was beautiful and our guests complimented how nice it was. We loved all the nice words Michelle had to say, and especially her recommendation of having a wine box ceremony which went perfect with our theme and continues to be raved about from our guests. We would not hesitate in recommending Michelle to perform your wedding ceremony, she was memorable!
Reviewed On 10/08/2017 by Nichole W
My husband and I just got married in September, and we couldn’t be happier with the ceremony that Michelle officiated! Her words were touching, personal and sincere, with a little humor mixed in – which was perfect for us! (Laugh a little, cry ...
a little!) Leading up to the big day, Michelle was always responsive to questions, and always provided words of encouragement. She worked with us to make sure the wording for our vows and sand ceremony were perfect! Michelle is an amazing officiant (and person!), and she’ll make your ceremony one to remember! I would recommend Michelle in a heartbeat! Thank you, Michelle!
Reviewed On 8/15/2017 by Kimberly S
We could not have been happier with picking Michelle to officiate our wedding. She was one of the top recommendations from our venue and now I understand why. She met with us before hand to get to know us personally and she really personalized ...
our ceremony. The way she talked at our ceremony made it seem like she knew us for years, so it made the reading from her sound more unique and not like it was just read off of a normal script. I even had many people tell me how much they enjoyed her. Plus she was the most reasonably priced officiant that I looked into as well. I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married, you will not be disappointed!
Reviewed On 7/30/2017 by Jessica O
Michelle did such an amazing job on our wedding ceremony! We couldn't have been happier with the words she chose for us and the way she delivered it! I had many guests mention how great she was and some even asked if she was a friend of ours be...
cause it was personalized to us so well. Thank you Michelle for being a part of our big day and capturing our love so well!!
Reviewed On 7/27/2017 by Allyson B
Michelle was fantastic. She took the time to meet with us months before our big day and the result was a truly personalized and beautiful ceremony that captured the nuances that make us a great couple! I definitely recommend Michelle and Yellow...
Reviewed On 7/03/2017 by Jillian S
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Michelle for our wedding ceremony. She took the time to meet with us before the wedding, learn about how we met, and more about us as a couple. We opted not to write our own vows, so Michelle pr...
ovided options for vows and ring exchanges to help us make the ceremony exactly what we had been looking for. Throughout the whole planning stage Michelle was easy and pleasant to work with. The ceremony was thoughtful and unique to us, which was what we had been hoping for. We are so happy that we had her officiate our wedding.
Reviewed On 6/13/2017 by Genelle D
Michelle did a spectacular job officiating my wedding. I actually found her through WeddingWire where she averaged very high reviews. My interest piqued, I went to her website to get a taste for her style. Something about the way she presented ...
herself and the joy she emitted in the photographs and videos of others’ ceremonies made me immediately want to contact her. I’m so glad I did! Michelle really took the time to get to know my husband and me as a couple. She was extremely intuitive and insightful about the kind of vibe we wanted for our ceremony and even about our values--many of which we did not explicitly share with her. After the big moment, everyone raved about how heartfelt and genuine Michelle’s words were. My husband and I felt like we were having an intimate conversation with her even though there were 100 people watching. She really set the tone for our wedding with her huge smile and joyful delivery, and we remain eternally grateful to her for making our day so magical.
Reviewed On 10/17/2016 by Jenna H
I was initially attracted to Michelle's services when I saw that she officiated so many same sex marriages. That openness to love meant a lot to me. I also loved how she wrote about and posted pictures from each ceremony she officiated. My husb...
and and I are not religious, but after meeting Michelle, we knew she would be able to provide us a ceremony structure that worked perfectly for us. Michelle was a huge help at our rehearsal, as we were all wandering around like chickens with our heads cut off until she arrived and helped guide us through. The wedding itself was perfect. She helped calm us down about the potential rain that might keep us indoors from our hopeful outdoor ceremony. Michelle seems to truly love what she does, and made our special day even more special.
Reviewed On 7/16/2016 by Kelly M
When my husband and I got engaged, we knew we wanted someone unique to match our style. We are so happy that we stumbled upon Yellowbird Wedding! Michelle was a spectacular addition to our June wedding. Michelle was such a breeze to work with ...
from our first meeting to the wedding day. She was available if we had any random questions throughout the planning process as well. The ceremony -which we have received numerous compliments on from our guests- was sweet, thoughtful, and reflected our personalities. The ceremony was personalized, touching, and humorous too! We would highly recommend Michelle to anyone! Thank you for making our day extra special!
Reviewed On 5/20/2016 by kathysue d
Michelle Rae Snyder was so extremely supportive, flexible and adaptive with our very unique wedding vows! She was also very accommodating with our hectic schedules as my husband and I still live in different cities! And several of our wedding g...
uests commented on what an absolutely lovely ceremony we had and thoroughly enjoyed the service by Michelle Rae! We highly recommend her as an officiant for any wedding ceremony!
Reviewed On 3/24/2016 by Marissa B
Michelle was a wonderful officiant for our ceremony. She took the time to get to know us and used all of that information brilliantly in our ceremony. She included my daughter in our vows, which was very important to us. The ceremony was heart-...
felt, funny, emotional; and I don't think there was a dry eye in the room! I would highly recommend YellowBird Wedding to anyone looking for a truly personalized wedding ceremony that is a reflection of your love for each other!
Reviewed On 2/22/2016 by Knottie1456151388
Michelle is just the best. So poised, cares about making your day special, and really makes you feel at ease through the planning process and on the big day. Just book her - you won't regret it.
Reviewed On 11/15/2015 by Chelsea M
My husband and I couldn't imagine having had any other officiant for our ceremony. All night long, our guests expressed that it was the most meaningful, engaging, and beautiful wedding ceremony they'd ever attended and I couldn't agree more. Mi...
chelle presented our marriage to our friends and family in a way that involved the perfect balance of personal narrative, humor, and carefully crafted expression of what marriage means to us.
We especially appreciated the manner in which Michelle was speaking directly to US during the ceremony, not just our guests. Her delivery was so moving in fact, that my husband saw his brother tear up out of emotional impact for the first time (and then nervously try to disguise it as laughter, which didn't go so well).
If you're looking for a truly unique, genuine, and intimate ceremony, please call YellowBird... you will not be disappointed. Aside from my satisfaction with Michelle's services at my own wedding, I've been to several other ceremonies that she officiated (all of which were so personalized and unique from one another), and all were perfectly done. If you want lame and cookie cutter, call your grandma's old bridge club buddy that used to officiate weddings in the 60s, not Michelle.
Reviewed On 11/03/2015 by Jessica M
Michelle was absolutely fantastic! From our first correspondence through our wedding day we could not be happier with the services she provided. My husband and I live out of town and she was more than willing to meet us over Skype so we could ...
get to know each other. She asked such thoughtful questions about our relationship and incorporated our answers so nicely into the ceremony so it was personalized. We got numerous compliments from our guests about what a beautiful ceremony Michelle performed. We could not be happier and highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 9/24/2015 by kristen s
Michelle was great to work with! Michelle was very responsive and helpful throughout the wedding ceremony process. Michelle provide us with templates and ideas for vows and other readings/ unity ceremonies. She was also a great sound board to b...
ounce off ideas for the ceremony and helped us understanding how everything was going to flow. She was very willing to do any additional readings or wordings that we wanted to add to our ceremony to personalize it to us.
I found Michelle online. My husband and I both knew that we did not want a religious ceremony, but we still wanted something about unity, love, and respect. Michelle did a great job doing just that. One of our guests came up to us during the rehearsal and commented on the atmosphere of the ceremony and how it changed his ideas on how a marriage ceremony had to go (i.e. not religious).
She is located in Buffalo and we did the ceremony on Canandiaguia Lake , which she charged a fair price for mileage. We did not have Michelle attend the rehearsal dinner but she was still willing to provide us with a good outline of the ceremony since my husband and I were worried about how everything was ordered. She provided us the outline without hesitation but kept some parts out as a surprise for the wedding which was nice.
During the ceremony Michelle did a great job speaking clearly and loudly with a calm and relax demeanor. I even got caught up in the moment and forgot a few of the lines and Michelle noticed and quickly helped me get back on track. We also kind of rushed in our tree unity ceremony but Michelle was paying attention and made sure to omit the command line as to not call out our small error.
I would definitely recommend Michelle
Reviewed On 9/21/2015 by Knottie1442863160
Michelle was wonderful to work with...very easy-going and professional. She did an awesome job with the ceremony. We made a great decision when choosing YellowBird!
Reviewed On 6/04/2015 by Alli G
Michelle was the best choice we could have made for an officiant for our wedding. She was very professional, took the time to really make our vows personal to us, and her beautiful words at the ceremony had me tearing up! Thank you for making o...
ur wedding ceremony amazing and menorable!
Reviewed On 2/19/2015 by Brenna H
We wholeheartedly recommend Michelle!We got married in Buffalo on January 3, 2015 and our wedding ceremony was everything that we wanted. Michelle speaks in a lovely clear voice and wrote a beautiful script about love and marriage while incorpo...
rating personal touches. It was moving and emotional with humor too! We heard from so many family and friends about what a special ceremony we had and how great our officiant was.
Thank you Michelle!
Brenna & James
Reviewed On 11/07/2014 by Kaitlin S
My new husband and I were recently married by Michelle on October 11, 2014. I can not say enough about how amazing it was to work with her!! We live in Buffalo, but got married about 5 hours away in the Catskills, my hometown. We started to loo...
k for officiants in the area and came up with some pretty slim pickings...so I turned to BuffaloIndieWeddings to see who was available in Buffalo that would travel. From the moment we started looking for wedding officiants, Michelle from YellowBird Wedding stood out from all the rest, her webpage was full of photos of happy and loving couples of all kinds and that is what drew us to her...she obviously loved what she did and we knew we had to see if she could possibly make the journey to the Catskills for us. I sent an email explaining and asking if she would travel...her response was Yes! We set up a meeting and from there everything was smooth sailing. We conversed often through email and she was so helpful and reassuring when it came to creating a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for Randy and I. There was some worry from me because my mom had really wanted us to be married in a church...and she had difficulty accepting that we would not be. Michelle even set up a second meeting to discuss our concerns and reassure us. When the day finally came...Michelle was there to check in and reassure me that all was well. When I walked down the aisle she was standing there next to Randy and the words she said were perfect! Right down to small little details we had discussed at our first meeting nearly a year before!! Needless to say she had myself, Randy and all our friends and family in tears of joy and happiness!! Our guests raved about the ceremony, many said that they never cry at weddings and Michelle had them sobbing! Michelle helped to make our day so special and magical, beyond what we had even imagined...we can not praise her enough for the unforgettable moments she helped to create!
Kaitlin and Randy Sheehan
Reviewed On 10/07/2014 by Knottie82581924
Michelle made our ceremony special. She took the time to get to know us as a couple and understand what we wanted from an officiant. From the start, she was very accommodating and easy to work with, willing to tailor her script to our preferenc...
es and able to answer any questions that we had. We were very happy with her script and her presentation of it; we felt that she conveyed our relationship as something unique and important and did so in a way that was entertaining and easy to follow. We highly recommend Michelle as an officiant.
Reviewed On 9/27/2014 by Halle E
Michelle was amazing! She was recommended to us by our wedding planner and from our initial Skype meeting with her we knew she was the one! She really got to know who we are as a couple and made our ceremony a reflection of us even incorporatin...
g our love for "The Princess Bride". We received so many compliments about her from our many guests. My Father, who is a judge and has officiated many weddings himself, thought she did an amazing job and was blown away by her genuine nature and personal warmth. We are so happy to have found her and we highly recommend her!!! Thanks Michelle!!!
Reviewed On 8/27/2014 by Jennifer K
There are no words for how perfect Michelle was. The ceremony was my favorite part of the day and that is because of her. Everything she said was so meaningful. I would highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 8/08/2014 by Knottie85743930
Planning a wedding can be stressful, but working with Michelle was truly as the easiest part of the process. She was a calming presence to my wife for the ceremony, which was a huge blessing. Michelle showed sincere concern about what was imp...
ortant to us as a couple and effortlessly blended that into a beautiful presentation at the ceremony. My wife and I have received countless compliments on how unique and thoughtful the ceremony was and we owe that to Michelle. Most importantly she’s just a really cool person and someone we are glad to have shared time with!
Reviewed On 7/20/2014 by Jennifer w
When looking for an officiant my Husband and I did not want our ceremony to be generic. We wanted it to be about our love story. When we met Michelle we knew right away that she was the perfect fit for our wedding. She made us feel very comfort...
able in process and that comfort carried through all the way until the end of our ceremony. Without Michelle our wedding would not have been as perfect as it was. We HIGHLY recommend her for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 5/28/2014 by phaery88
We communicated with Michelle that we wanted to make our wedding ceremony as comfortable, simple and intimate as possible and she delivered flawlessly! Her smile and excitement for our ceremony reflected ours and we were all on the same page ma...
king the experience magical and unforgettable. I highly recommend Michelle, she's reliable, punctual and easy to get along with. With so many things to do on our wedding day, it was comforting to know she has everything under control on her end and everything is going to be okay.
Reviewed On 10/02/2013 by Joey D
My husband and I were a little unsure if we would be able to find someone that could perform our ceremony and make it feel intimate and also keep everything neutral and non-religious. I was SO happy to come across the great reviews on Michelle...
!! She met with us before hand to take some note all about how we met and our relationship, really making us feel at ease. The day of the wedding she showed up calm and collected, ready to go. I loved that so many friends commented later that our ceremony was so heartfelt and honest, and they weren't dying to get through this long boring formality! Would absolutely recommend Michelle to any looking for an officiant.
Reviewed On 8/28/2013 by a member
Michelle was wonderful to work with! The customized ceremony she put together for us really made our ceremony special and unique to who Mike and I are as a couple. Michelle always responded promptly to e-mails, and accommodated us for our weddi...
ng rehearsal even though there was heavy traffic on that particular day. All in all, we both sincerely appreciate all that she did for us, and would highly recommend her services to anyone in the future!
Reviewed On 8/07/2013 by Lara S
While as engaged couples we spend so much of our time on details, such as flowers, cake, venue, food, drinks really the whole reason that we are doing all that celebrating is the marriage ceremony, its the most important bit! As a couple on the...
most important day of your life to day, while standing up there you want it to feel magical and amazing because its so important....and more than likely you are ready to jump out of your skin with excitement. Michelle delivered on all aspects of this incredibly important job and she made it fun and easy for us to create our wedding ceremony. Firstly she is very responsive to email and it was easy to set a time to meet with her. She took notes on our story, we went for a stroll and chatted casually about things, she is a very easy person with whom to chat and be around (a nice trait given how intense the day can be!). She made some suggestions about things that could be in the ceremony (sand ceremony, wine ceremony, etc...) as well as a vow and ring exchange verbiage to get us started thinking; there are a lot of options and she guided us through everything with a nice light touch. We had a several email exchange about logistics, but in the end the ceremony was hers to create and she did a marvelous job, we were truly moved and touched. I actually had multiple comments about what a lovely job she did officiating. We were so pleased that she officiated our marriage, have only great things to say (or write in this case) and the highest of recommendations.
Reviewed On 8/04/2013 by Angela P
My husband was a little weary of not getting married in a church, but I talked him into it. And I must say, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made, along with picking Michelle for our ceremony! Michelle knew all the right things to s...
ay. We have gotten compliments for everyone who was there how beautiful our ceremony was because of the words spoken by Michelle. More importantly, my husband Adam loved that she made the ceremony all about us and our love now and how it will grow in the future-instead of focusing on the religious aspect of marriage. After all, marriage should be celebrating a love of two people and I couldn't have found a better officiant for us on our special day!
Reviewed On 7/23/2013 by melaniej0425
Michelle was amazing! She really wanted to get to know you and your partner so that she can give a genuine sermon and not a generic one. Everyone at the wedding told my husband and I how great she was. She was funny, flexible and truly focused ...
on love and friendship. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who is trying to find an officiant to be with them on their special day; She's the best!
Reviewed On 7/06/2013 by Jennifer R
We are a lesbian couple from out of state with little time to plan - 5 months - and no visit the area before our big day. We are so grateful that Michelle agreed to officiate for us. Every aspect of working with her was a true pleasure, from fi...
rst Skype meeting to goodbye. She took time to get to know us as a couple and captured our personalities in beautiful prose. We received many compliments on her articulate and thoughtful delivery. During the ceremony, her confidence and gentle instruction put us at ease and helped us remain focused on the promises we made. Absolutely one of our favorite vendors. We highly recommend Michelle!
Reviewed On 1/16/2013 by Jade S
Michelle was absolutely perfect. She was warm and friendly and made our ceremony just perfect. She kept it short and simple but also beautiful and personalized. We could not have asked for anything better! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Reviewed On 10/15/2012 by Jessica G
When my husband and I began looking for an officiant for our ceremony, we had no idea where to begin. We knew we wanted someone who would focus on love, friendship, and the spirit of the day, rather than religion. So we just started looking aro...
und and stumbled upon Yellow Bird. What a lucky and amazing find! Michelle is one of the most sincere people out there, and she understands the weight of what she does, yet treats it with a light and easy manner. She made us comfortable and excited throughout the planning process, rather than overwhelming us with the daunting task of planning the ceremony details. She really took the time to get to know us as a couple, and incorporated a few of the things she learned about us into her ceremony readings. And she did so in such a natural way; nothing felt forced. Michelle comes equipped with plenty of examples of ring exchanges, unity ceremonies, and vows (but was completely open to us writing our own) so that you can choose what best fits your style. She was focused on making our ceremony a completely organic and unique experience, and while we knew some of what would happen, she kept parts of the ceremony a secret until the moment. Because of that you could feel the glow of love in the room, and again, nothing seemed forced or rehearsed (though we did do a rehearsal, which was infinitely helpful in calming our nerves!). Michelle was easily reachable when we had questions or concerns, and she made sure we were taken care of on the wedding day. She brought copies of our vows for us (one less thing to remember on our end!) and they weren't just on scraps - she had typed them up on pretty paper and cut them out in fancy, simple, shapes. I really appreciated that attention to even the smallest detail. Michelle thinks of everything, but most importantly, she thinks of you!