Marriage Ceremony Officiant and Wedding Pastor Tom F. Hamel

Serving West Michigan Since 2005​​

Tom F. hamel - Marriage officiant in Grand Rapids


Are you dreaming of a romantic beach wedding along the shore of West Michigan? Perhaps you've chosen a destination wedding location like Frederik Meijer Gardens or the John Ball Zoo Bissell Treehouse in Grand Rapids.  Maybe you want a small intimate wedding ceremony at a cozy Bed and Breakfast in Ludington.  For some, that wonderful family beach house overlooking Lake Michigan in South Haven is the setting you've always wanted for the time when you say, "I do."

Today, many couples are choosing to have a wedding ceremony apart from the traditional church setting.  I find this especially true for couples wanting beach weddings along the West Michigan lakeshore, and in quaint places like Pentwater, Silver Lake, Saugatuck or Manistee. They love the beauty of Lake Michigan. But sometimes this can create difficulty in finding a minister or wedding officiant to perform the service.


Still others, have found their perfect church setting but for any number of reasons do not have a wedding minister available for their special day.  Since 2005 my goal has been to fill this need for a professional, credible, ordained marriage officiant who is able to honor the sanctity of the marriage ceremony  but who is also willing to serve the couple according to their desires.




Where will you say, "I do "

Will it be a church or a garden?

​Will it be your home or a ballroom?

Or something else entirely