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ForeverTwogether

Grand Rapids , MI
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876 Andover Court SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49508 US (map)

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616-455-3194

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ABOUT US

Gust Bassianotis is the winner of WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Award 2006-2016 and the preferred professional wedding officiant of over 30 locations in Michigan including locations like... Read more
Gust Bassianotis is the winner of WeddingWire's Bride's Choice Award 2006-2016 and the preferred professional wedding officiant of over 30 locations in Michigan including locations like The Goie Center. City Flats Grand Rapids, The Bob,The Amway Grand Plaza, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, English Hills, the Trillium and The Weston and Hilton Hotels in Detroit, Michigan.



With a strong history of performing hundreds of elegant weddings, ForeverTwogether's lead creator Gust Bassianotis, focuses on your expectations and ideas for your ceremony. He is experienced, credentialed, and committed to helping you.


Wedding ceremonies are routine, pretty much the same and even kind of boring. They usually follow the same basic pattern. Now what if you surprised your guests with something they weren’t expecting? What if your love story was shared at your ceremony? What if instead of a verbal consent you planned a non-verbal romantic consent only between you and your love.

That's what Gust Bassianotis and ForeverTwogether can do for you – help make your ceremony personalized, romantic, interesting and enjoyable.

Experience the power of your own personal love story included in your wedding ceremony.

“I recognize that selecting a wedding officiant is somewhat of an unfamiliar process. My goal in working together is to make this a fun and easy experience - no weirdness or hassles - just the joy of knowing we like each other and we have the marvelous opportunity to create and work together on a lifetime moment.”

ForeverTwogether serves the State Of Michigan and welcomes your call at 616-455-3194 or email at info@forevertwogether.com to set up a time for coffee and conversation and to inquire about my availability.

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

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Kelly
Wedding:
9/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We loved having Gust as our wedding officiant. He crafted a beautiful ceremony that fit us so well. He arrived early and met our families before the ceremony. We felt comfortable talking to him. He is a good public speaker and definitely takes his job seriously. Gust seemed so sincere and genuinely happy for us and we were privileged to work with him.
We loved having Gust as our wedding officiant. He crafted a beautiful ceremony that fit us so well. He arrived early and Read more...
We loved having Gust as our wedding officiant. He crafted a beautiful ceremony that fit us so well. He arrived early and met our families before the ceremony. We felt comfortable talking to him. He is a good public speaker and definitely takes his job seriously. Gust seemed so sincere and genuinely happy for us and we were privileged to work with him. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
9/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Gusto made our intimate beach wedding ceremony more special and personal than we could have ever requested. His attentiveness, sincerity and genuine connection to his work is so apparent and makes working with him an absolute pleasure. He was immediately responsive to all correspondence and met with us and spoke with us several times ensuring all aspects of our ceremony. He arrived early and met with our family and received many compliments from our guests. We would recommend him with high regard to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Gusto made our intimate beach wedding ceremony more special and personal than we could have ever requested. His Read more...
Gusto made our intimate beach wedding ceremony more special and personal than we could have ever requested. His attentiveness, sincerity and genuine connection to his work is so apparent and makes working with him an absolute pleasure. He was immediately responsive to all correspondence and met with us and spoke with us several times ensuring all aspects of our ceremony. He arrived early and met with our family and received many compliments from our guests. We would recommend him with high regard to anyone looking for a wedding officiant. Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Gust was fantastic to work with. His expertise made the ceremony flow beautifully. He crafted the personal details of our love story to create a very intimate and meaningful ceremony. His inspirational words made this important moment in our lives even more special.
Gust was fantastic to work with. His expertise made the ceremony flow beautifully. He crafted the personal details of our Read more...
Gust was fantastic to work with. His expertise made the ceremony flow beautifully. He crafted the personal details of our love story to create a very intimate and meaningful ceremony. His inspirational words made this important moment in our lives even more special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Gusto’s role in our wedding was much more than just an officiant. We started meeting up for marriage coaching sessions about 6 months before our wedding date. I wanted to make a connection and feel comfortable with the person who was going to marry us and have such a huge role on our big day! At first, my fiancé only agreed to go to these sessions because he knew it was important to me. After we left the first session, my fiancé looked at me and said, “Wow, he is amazing. You couldn’t have found a better officant for us”. After that, we both thoroughly enjoyed each of our marriage coaching sessions. During these sessions there were a lot of laughs, tears shed, and most importantly I could see my relationship growing with my fiancé. We could also feel a bond forming with Gusto. It started becoming a friendship, and that was so important to me.

Gusto was so passionate about wanting to make our ceremony perfect. He wanted it to be exactly how we envisioned it. Starting at the rehearsal dinner, he would not take an answer from anyone besides me and did a very good job at calming me down. He made sure we ran through everything until everyone knew exactly what they were supposed to do.

When it came to our wedding day, our ceremony was better than I could have ever imagined. Gusto did such an excellent job. I knew Gusto had the script that we had spent so many months working together on, but his delivery was beyond our expectations. He was so passionate and excited for my fiancé and I to start our new journey together and everyone witnessing saw that as well. Everything that we had worked together so hard on came together to be the best moments of my wedding day!

We are so thankful that we found Gusto. He made our wedding day even more perfect!
Gusto’s role in our wedding was much more than just an officiant. We started meeting up for marriage coaching sessions Read more...
Gusto’s role in our wedding was much more than just an officiant. We started meeting up for marriage coaching sessions about 6 months before our wedding date. I wanted to make a connection and feel comfortable with the person who was going to marry us and have such a huge role on our big day! At first, my fiancé only agreed to go to these sessions because he knew it was important to me. After we left the first session, my fiancé looked at me and said, “Wow, he is amazing. You couldn’t have found a better officant for us”. After that, we both thoroughly enjoyed each of our marriage coaching sessions. During these sessions there were a lot of laughs, tears shed, and most importantly I could see my relationship growing with my fiancé. We could also feel a bond forming with Gusto. It started becoming a friendship, and that was so important to me.

Gusto was so passionate about wanting to make our ceremony perfect. He wanted it to be exactly how we envisioned it. Starting at the rehearsal dinner, he would not take an answer from anyone besides me and did a very good job at calming me down. He made sure we ran through everything until everyone knew exactly what they were supposed to do.

When it came to our wedding day, our ceremony was better than I could have ever imagined. Gusto did such an excellent job. I knew Gusto had the script that we had spent so many months working together on, but his delivery was beyond our expectations. He was so passionate and excited for my fiancé and I to start our new journey together and everyone witnessing saw that as well. Everything that we had worked together so hard on came together to be the best moments of my wedding day!

We are so thankful that we found Gusto. He made our wedding day even more perfect! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
We had such a wonderful experience working with Gusto! My fiancé and I really struggled to find the perfect officiant for our wedding. We knew we didn’t want just anyone to marry us—we wanted someone who we felt extremely comfortable with, who would be engaging for our guests to listen to, and who would take an interest in our “story” and how we envisioned our ceremony.
We began our first Skype “meeting” not knowing what to expect, but by the end of our talk with Gusto, we knew we had found the right person to marry us! Right away, we could see how warm and caring he is, and how much thought he puts into every ceremony he performs. In addition to designing our wedding ceremony script together, we also met with Gusto for several pre-marital coaching sessions. We can’t recommend these sessions enough! Gusto’s approach is tailored to each couple he works with; we got to choose many of the topics we dealt with, and we found it very beneficial to our relationship. We never felt judged or anxious during these sessions; in fact, after leaving each one we would talk about what a good time we had, and how much we enjoyed spending time with Gusto. Through these coaching sessions, we not only strengthened our relationship as a couple, but we also formed a close friendship with Gusto.
When it came time to write our ceremony script, we really appreciated Gusto’s flexibility. We felt strongly that we wanted to design our own ceremony. Gusto was completely supportive of us taking the lead, while making sure that we had the guidance we needed.On the wedding day, we felt very relaxed about the ceremony, because we knew Gusto had everything under control. His delivery of our script was wonderful, and our friendship with him made the day much more meaningful. Everyone raved about him afterwards, and what a beautiful job he did with our ceremony. We would HIGHLY recommend working with Gusto to any couples looking for an officiant, he is one of a kind and a very special person!
We had such a wonderful experience working with Gusto! My fiancé and I really struggled to find the perfect officiant for Read more...
We had such a wonderful experience working with Gusto! My fiancé and I really struggled to find the perfect officiant for our wedding. We knew we didn’t want just anyone to marry us—we wanted someone who we felt extremely comfortable with, who would be engaging for our guests to listen to, and who would take an interest in our “story” and how we envisioned our ceremony.
We began our first Skype “meeting” not knowing what to expect, but by the end of our talk with Gusto, we knew we had found the right person to marry us! Right away, we could see how warm and caring he is, and how much thought he puts into every ceremony he performs. In addition to designing our wedding ceremony script together, we also met with Gusto for several pre-marital coaching sessions. We can’t recommend these sessions enough! Gusto’s approach is tailored to each couple he works with; we got to choose many of the topics we dealt with, and we found it very beneficial to our relationship. We never felt judged or anxious during these sessions; in fact, after leaving each one we would talk about what a good time we had, and how much we enjoyed spending time with Gusto. Through these coaching sessions, we not only strengthened our relationship as a couple, but we also formed a close friendship with Gusto.
When it came time to write our ceremony script, we really appreciated Gusto’s flexibility. We felt strongly that we wanted to design our own ceremony. Gusto was completely supportive of us taking the lead, while making sure that we had the guidance we needed.On the wedding day, we felt very relaxed about the ceremony, because we knew Gusto had everything under control. His delivery of our script was wonderful, and our friendship with him made the day much more meaningful. Everyone raved about him afterwards, and what a beautiful job he did with our ceremony. We would HIGHLY recommend working with Gusto to any couples looking for an officiant, he is one of a kind and a very special person! Read less
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Libby
Wedding:
7/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Gust was the perfect officiant for my now husband and I. We had a difficult time finding what we wanted in someone who was going to marry us on our special day. As a Jew marrying a Catholic, we both wanted to find someone who would honor different traditions while upholding the sincerity and importance of the event. We had no problem finding people who would just read from a script and do whatever you want, but we wanted more than that. We wanted someone who understood and respected the significance of this important day and who would bring spirituality to the table as well. Gust was all of this and more. He helped us develop the perfect ceremony and after meeting with him the first time to go over it we both felt so relieved and happy that we found him because he was exactly who we were looking for. Thank you Gust!
Gust was the perfect officiant for my now husband and I. We had a difficult time finding what we wanted in someone who was Read more...
Gust was the perfect officiant for my now husband and I. We had a difficult time finding what we wanted in someone who was going to marry us on our special day. As a Jew marrying a Catholic, we both wanted to find someone who would honor different traditions while upholding the sincerity and importance of the event. We had no problem finding people who would just read from a script and do whatever you want, but we wanted more than that. We wanted someone who understood and respected the significance of this important day and who would bring spirituality to the table as well. Gust was all of this and more. He helped us develop the perfect ceremony and after meeting with him the first time to go over it we both felt so relieved and happy that we found him because he was exactly who we were looking for. Thank you Gust! Read less
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A.
Wedding:
7/17/2016
5.0/5.0
Gust was exactly what we were looking for. Very organized from beginning to end and lived up to the many positive reviews we viewed online. He was able to work with my wife and I on an mixed-faith marriage (Christian & Jewish) that far exceeded everyone's expectations on how to respectfully represent each faith into our ceremony.

Gust was highly organized from our first Skype session where we first met and got a feel for eachother, to meeting with us for coffee to work with him on creating a ceremony plan. From there, his high level of professionalism at the rehearsal and actual wedding day made everyone in the wedding party (and both parents) feel comfortable with the flow of the event. His many year of experience in serving as an officiant is observed in every detail of his work. I would highly recommend to anyone who is seeking a very classic tone to their wedding.

-A Groom from Wixom, MI
Gust was exactly what we were looking for. Very organized from beginning to end and lived up to the many positive reviews Read more...
Gust was exactly what we were looking for. Very organized from beginning to end and lived up to the many positive reviews we viewed online. He was able to work with my wife and I on an mixed-faith marriage (Christian & Jewish) that far exceeded everyone's expectations on how to respectfully represent each faith into our ceremony.

Gust was highly organized from our first Skype session where we first met and got a feel for eachother, to meeting with us for coffee to work with him on creating a ceremony plan. From there, his high level of professionalism at the rehearsal and actual wedding day made everyone in the wedding party (and both parents) feel comfortable with the flow of the event. His many year of experience in serving as an officiant is observed in every detail of his work. I would highly recommend to anyone who is seeking a very classic tone to their wedding.

-A Groom from Wixom, MI Read less
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James
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
We used Gust for our wedding ceremony, and he did a fantastic job! We had not met him in person before our rehearsal dinner so we relied on Skype and email to get to know him. Gust was very responsive to emails and made sure we were prepared for our big day. In fact, he sent us a script for the ceremony months in advance so we had plenty of time to tweak it before our day. On the day of the wedding, Gust did a beautiful job presenting the script. He was very well prepared. People thought we had known him for years because of his easy, comfortable nature. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a great officiant! Thanks again, Rebecca & James
We used Gust for our wedding ceremony, and he did a fantastic job! We had not met him in person before our rehearsal Read more...
We used Gust for our wedding ceremony, and he did a fantastic job! We had not met him in person before our rehearsal dinner so we relied on Skype and email to get to know him. Gust was very responsive to emails and made sure we were prepared for our big day. In fact, he sent us a script for the ceremony months in advance so we had plenty of time to tweak it before our day. On the day of the wedding, Gust did a beautiful job presenting the script. He was very well prepared. People thought we had known him for years because of his easy, comfortable nature. I would definitely recommend him for anyone looking for a great officiant! Thanks again, Rebecca & James Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Gust from Forevertwogether as the officiant for our wedding! Gust was recommended to us by the coordinator at our venue. After looking over his reviews, we contacted Gust who very promptly set up a time for us to have a conversation over the phone. After speaking with Gust, we decided right away that he was the perfect fit for our wedding! Over the course of the next year, we exchanged many emails with Gust. He was very flexible while planning out our wedding script. He let my husband and I have full control of how we wanted our ceremony to flow (the length, how religious we would like it to be, any readings to be included, etc). He also sent multiple drafts for us to approve prior to our wedding day. During our rehearsal and wedding day, Gust was extremely professional, caring, and personal. Our friends and family loved the ceremony and the meaningful way he told our love story. Gust also took care of everything with our marriage license following the ceremony. We would highly recommend Gust to any couple looking for an outstanding officiant for their Chicago or West Michigan wedding!
We had a great experience with Gust from Forevertwogether as the officiant for our wedding! Gust was recommended to us by Read more...
We had a great experience with Gust from Forevertwogether as the officiant for our wedding! Gust was recommended to us by the coordinator at our venue. After looking over his reviews, we contacted Gust who very promptly set up a time for us to have a conversation over the phone. After speaking with Gust, we decided right away that he was the perfect fit for our wedding! Over the course of the next year, we exchanged many emails with Gust. He was very flexible while planning out our wedding script. He let my husband and I have full control of how we wanted our ceremony to flow (the length, how religious we would like it to be, any readings to be included, etc). He also sent multiple drafts for us to approve prior to our wedding day. During our rehearsal and wedding day, Gust was extremely professional, caring, and personal. Our friends and family loved the ceremony and the meaningful way he told our love story. Gust also took care of everything with our marriage license following the ceremony. We would highly recommend Gust to any couple looking for an outstanding officiant for their Chicago or West Michigan wedding! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/27/2016
5.0/5.0
As the mother of the bride I was very impressed with Gust as he officiated our daughters lakeside wedding. He was very professional and outgoing. Guests commented on how beautiful the service was and thought that Gust had known our family for many years given the beautiful and personal ceremony he produced.

L Banas
As the mother of the bride I was very impressed with Gust as he officiated our daughters lakeside wedding. He was very Read more...
As the mother of the bride I was very impressed with Gust as he officiated our daughters lakeside wedding. He was very professional and outgoing. Guests commented on how beautiful the service was and thought that Gust had known our family for many years given the beautiful and personal ceremony he produced.

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