Marriage Ceremony Officiant and Wedding Pastor Tom F. Hamel

Serving West Michigan Since 2005​​

​Customer Comments

When the couples I marry are happy, then I'm happy too.

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This page is dedicated to the memory of Lucy, our cheerful greeter at the Inn and loving companion.  She never met a tennis ball she didn't like.  

"Tom did an amazing job. His words fit so well with the theme of our wedding and they were so unique. He was perfect and I'd 100% recommend him to anyone who is getting married."
Brent and Sierra (Grand Rapids)


"Thanks again for the ceremony.  It was as perfect as it could be."
Jackie and Nathan (Ohio)

"We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our special day so perfect.  You will always have a very fond place in our memories."
Emma and Filippe (Great Britain)

"Tom, you did a wonderful job as our wedding officiant.  You couldn't have been more gracious."
John and Jeanne (Grand Rapids)

"Thank you for such a wonderful wedding ceremony. We could not be happier with how everything was planned and executed.  Absolutely perfect."
Audrey and Tim (Rochester Hills)

"Our wedding was short and sweet and perfect! It was more than I could ask for. If we choose to renew vows, I will definitely be using you again and also come back to Pentwater." 
Janice and Randy (Lansing)

"You greatly exceeded our expectations. Thank you."
Nick and Carleigh (Tipton)

"Tom - you made our wedding day very special. All of our family members were extremley impressed with your services. Thanks again."
Chuck and Kim (Illinois)

"We had so many compliments on you and the way the  ceremony went. It was everything that we have ever wanted and we wouldn't have asked for anything different. We are so blessed to have found you and had you perform our ceremony. Thank you again!"
Andrea and Chad (Fenton)

"We are so grateful for everything. You helped make our day very special.  Blessings and thank you."
  Regina & Herm (Grand Rapids)

"We really want to thank you for such a wonderful ceremony! I couldn't have asked for better. My family and friends were very impressed by your service. Again, thank you so much!!"
Ryan & Melissa (Manistee)

"Our wedding ceremony was made more beautiful with your thoughtful and personal words."
Katie and Joshua (Grand Rapids)

"I just wanted to thank you for providing your services for our beach wedding. I felt very comfortable speaking with you on the phone, and your timely responses were greatly appreciated. It was a bit stressful trying to plan the wedding, since I was unfamiliar with the area, but you helped me through the process and made the experience much more enjoyable. I am very pleased with your service, and I wouldn't change a thing." 
Amber and Michael (Grand Rapids) 

"Thank you again. You far exceeded our expectations."
Carleigh and Nick (Tipton)

'Thank you for the best day of our lives, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect or beautiful ceremony. I would recommend your services to anybody." 

"Thank you for providing us with such a beautiful, meaningful wedding ceremony.  You really captured the essence of our relationship and made our special day unique to us. Many thanks!"
Sarah And Jake (Grand Rapids)

"You definitely put us at ease during the preparations and you found some beautiful words to express what we were feeling on that day. You will have our heartfelt recommendation."
Sam and Angela (Ann Arbor)

"We were incredibly pleased with our wedding ceremony! We loved your humor, as well as the serious side! We highly recommend you to anyone looking for this type of service. We can't thank you enough!!!"
Keith and Jill (Grand Rapids)

"Everything was perfect. We couldn't have been happier.  It was truly a great ceremony and great day! You made it all so easy and stress free."
Patti and Will (Livonia, MI)

"Thanks for helping us plan the perfect wedding ceremony. It was perfect and our friends keep telling us how meaningful it was."
Lisa and Tim (Grand Rapids)


"Pentwater beach was great. The wedding ceremony was great. Everything was great. Thanks so much!"
Michelle and Tyler (Indianapolis)


"Our beach wedding will be something we will always remember.  We plan to return to Pentwater often for our anniversaries. Thanks again for a simple stress-free wedding ceremony."
Ashley and Justin (Chicago)


'Our wedding in Pentwater was everything we hoped it would be. We knew we wanted a beach wedding and we were right - it was beautiful."
Lisa and Jeremy (Sterling Heights)


"Thank you for helping us with our beach wedding. It will be a day we will always remember."
Eva and Carl (Chicago)


"Our beach wedding was just what we dreamed it would be. There's nothing like Lake Michigan in the summer!"
Becca and Jon (Grand Rapids)

You made our entire wedding experience so beautiful and stress-free!
Jerrod and Jeanette (Cleveland)


"Who knew west Michigan was so beautiful. It was the perfect spot for our beach wedding."
Erick and Emily (Chicago)


"It felt great to be in my wedding dress but still be barefoot on the beach."
Elsa and Garrett (Chicago)


"We had a wonderful time in Ludington.  
The ceremony met all our wishes and imagination. It was a very special experience for us and we enjoyed it so much. You really picked the right words for us." 
Soenke and Wiepke (Germany)


"Thanks for a wonderful wedding service. It was perfect."
Sarah and John (Detroit)

"We wanted a simple wedding so we considered a justice of the peace.  We're glad we found you. It was just what we wanted"
Jackie and Robert (East Lansing)

"Thank you for a beautiful wedding. Everything was worry free."
Tim and Fontaine (New Jersey)

"Our wedding was all we had hoped for and more."
Joe and Anna (Detroit)

"You made our wonderful day even more wonderful."
Aileen and Henning (Germany)

"You made our wedding ceremony better than anything we could have imagined."
Betty and Andy (Rochester Hills) 

"Everybody loved the wedding ceremony.  You made us both so comfortable."
Christa and David (South Dakota)

"We just wanted to say, "Thank you" for performing the marriage of our daughter Julie to John.  You made the wedding even more beautiful."
parents. Jim and Kellie (Manistee)


"The wedding ceremony was everything we hoped it would be. Thank you for all your guidance and input in making our wedding a day we will always treasure."
Regina & Herm (Grand Rapids)

"Thank you so much for making our wedding day a wonderful and blessed memory."
Philip and Dina (Michigan)

"This was much more than expected.. The options made it so personal. We are truly happy and we're pushing everyone to use My West Michigan Wedding!
Jeremy and Mary (Holland Michigan)

"We wanted a simple beach wedding and you took care of what we wanted for our wedding. Your prices were also very reasonable which helped us still have our dream wedding. Thank you so much for your help and advice along the way, You made our wedding day something great we will always have to remember. We couldn't be happier with the outcome."
Rachael and Jon (Livonia)

"Thank you so much for helping to make 
our wedding day even more memorable."
Bruce and Melissa (New Era)

"Our wedding was everything we had hoped for and more! From the planning stages to the ceremony itself you guided us every step of the way. We always knew we wanted a beach wedding, but didn't know the first thing about planning one. You used our dreams and gave us helpful ideas on how to make them a reality! Thank you so much for all that you did for us."
Mallory and Erik (Burton, Michigan)

"Wow , where to begin ! Tom did a wonderful job. From the first time I talked to him, he was aways eager to answer any questions I had . The day of my wedding it was raining ( and it was outside wedding) I was so upset and about to have an emotional breakdown , but Tom stayed calm and then I knew I didn't have anything to worry about it. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone . And when Dustin and I renew our vows in 10 years I will be calling him."
Dawn and Dustin (Jackson, Michigan)