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Northern Michigan Wedding Officiants

Traverse City , MI
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Traverse City, MI 49690 US (map)

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231-938-1683

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ABOUT US

I am an ordained Unity minister (1989), specializing in weddings that focus on a couple's spiritual connection. I live in Traverse City in the tip of the Mitt. My service areas include... Read more
I am an ordained Unity minister (1989), specializing in weddings that focus on a couple's spiritual connection. I live in Traverse City in the tip of the Mitt. My service areas include Grand Traverse County, Cadillac, Frankfort, all of Leelanau Peninsula (Northport, Glen Arbor, Suttons Bay), Charlevoix, Kalkaska, Harbor Springs, and Petoskey.

While I love traveling and meeting new people, I do NOT serve any areas outside of a 100 mile radius from Traverse City.

You will find in my recommendations that I am known as a reliable, dedicated, creative and heart-felt celebrant. Couples from throughout the Midwest have benefited from my ability to translate their values into a unique, customized and meaningful ceremony. I am honored to assist you as you embrace your future with excitement, confidence, and commitment.

Truly, you will receive a professionally delivered, highly customized wedding ceremony you will love. Your family and friends will be inspired. I have a coaching style that helps prepare you for the joys and challenges of marriage by blending together my relationship insights, creative abilities, and humor.

What you may be interested in knowing about me is how I hitch-hiked three times across the country in the 1970’s, taking my guitar and dog-companion, Wanda June, with me everywhere. Even though m y hitchhiking days are long over, I am still a free spirit! Any “claims to fame” I may have are seeing live, in concert the rock ‘n roll and folk greats, Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Jim Morrison, The Band and John Lennon (to name a few).

Whether you are Christian, Buddhist, Christian Scientist, Renaissance, Interfaith, Agnostic or Celtic, I can prepare a ceremony you will love. I am not trying to promote any particular theology, so I also lead civil ceremonies, appreciating the devotion and commitment made in each unique relationship.

During the process leading up to your wedding day, you will have support for your mental, emotional and spiritual sides. Select the Extraordinary Wedding package and you receive short videos, emails and blog posts to educate and inspire you. My intention is to support and encourage you, keep you going strong, have more fun, and be in harmony with your fiancé. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.

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Alaena
Wedding:
7/7/2016
5.0/5.0
Crystal Yarlott was amazing! She was so helpful, as this was planned all the way from Texas. She made our special day go by so flawlessly. I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding/ceremony. It was EXACTLY what I had imagined and wanted. She really listened to us and knew how to cater this memorable event to the two of us.
Crystal Yarlott was amazing! She was so helpful, as this was planned all the way from Texas. She made our special day go Read more...
Crystal Yarlott was amazing! She was so helpful, as this was planned all the way from Texas. She made our special day go by so flawlessly. I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding/ceremony. It was EXACTLY what I had imagined and wanted. She really listened to us and knew how to cater this memorable event to the two of us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
if you are looking for a genuine and spiritual ceremony, Crystal is amazing. We chose her for many reasons but one of them being that she is passionate about equality and will not use objectifying phrases like "man and wife". The majority of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and how much it touched them. Many said they cried! Both my father and sister changed their speeches at the wedding citing the ceremony and how it inspired them. Crystal has lots of choices of readings, vows, etc to choose from, from seriously sentimental to funny. You can incorporate more religious readings but she has lots of options for those who are more spiritual. You won't be disappointed!
if you are looking for a genuine and spiritual ceremony, Crystal is amazing. We chose her for many reasons but one of them Read more...
if you are looking for a genuine and spiritual ceremony, Crystal is amazing. We chose her for many reasons but one of them being that she is passionate about equality and will not use objectifying phrases like "man and wife". The majority of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and how much it touched them. Many said they cried! Both my father and sister changed their speeches at the wedding citing the ceremony and how it inspired them. Crystal has lots of choices of readings, vows, etc to choose from, from seriously sentimental to funny. You can incorporate more religious readings but she has lots of options for those who are more spiritual. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
When looking for an officiant in Northern Michigan, Crystal is the best! She is responsive and takes the time to get to know you as a couple without being overbearing! We did a destination wedding and she was very flexible withour schedules for planning meetings. Her guidance throughout the process was fantastic and the ceremony rang true. I wouldn't have changed anything. Thank you Crystal!!
When looking for an officiant in Northern Michigan, Crystal is the best! She is responsive and takes the time to get to Read more...
When looking for an officiant in Northern Michigan, Crystal is the best! She is responsive and takes the time to get to know you as a couple without being overbearing! We did a destination wedding and she was very flexible withour schedules for planning meetings. Her guidance throughout the process was fantastic and the ceremony rang true. I wouldn't have changed anything. Thank you Crystal!! Read less
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Jody
Wedding:
5/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev Crystal is the best! Professional, funny, caring. As a same sex couple we were nervous trying to choose the perfect officiant for our special day. Rev Crystal was not only perfect on such a short notice, she was so kind, thoughtful, and considerate. We felt like we have know her forever. What a truly special person she is!
Rev Crystal is the best! Professional, funny, caring. As a same sex couple we were nervous trying to choose the perfect Read more...
Rev Crystal is the best! Professional, funny, caring. As a same sex couple we were nervous trying to choose the perfect officiant for our special day. Rev Crystal was not only perfect on such a short notice, she was so kind, thoughtful, and considerate. We felt like we have know her forever. What a truly special person she is! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/11/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev. Crystal was a blessing to us! We absolutely loved her. Her words were perfect and kind, she was flexible and was exactly what we were looking for.
Rev. Crystal was a blessing to us! We absolutely loved her. Her words were perfect and kind, she was flexible and was Read more...
Rev. Crystal was a blessing to us! We absolutely loved her. Her words were perfect and kind, she was flexible and was exactly what we were looking for. Read less
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Claudia
Wedding:
1/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Reverend Crystal is very experienced, personable, fun and professional. She gave us the christian focused service we wanted and made it very personal to us, interjecting specific things about me and my husband throughout the ceremony. It seemed she had known us for years, however, we only met with her personally one time prior to the wedding. She is very attentive to details and knows the exact questions to ask in order to make it personal, which comes from her years of doing this I'm sure. We had many compliments on how beautiful it was! It was exactly as we wanted and are very appreciative to have found her to perform this special moment for us.
Reverend Crystal is very experienced, personable, fun and professional. She gave us the christian focused service we Read more...
Reverend Crystal is very experienced, personable, fun and professional. She gave us the christian focused service we wanted and made it very personal to us, interjecting specific things about me and my husband throughout the ceremony. It seemed she had known us for years, however, we only met with her personally one time prior to the wedding. She is very attentive to details and knows the exact questions to ask in order to make it personal, which comes from her years of doing this I'm sure. We had many compliments on how beautiful it was! It was exactly as we wanted and are very appreciative to have found her to perform this special moment for us. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Crystal was perfect. She took some time to get to know us and delivered a great ceremony that was specific to us that everyone enjoyed!
Crystal was perfect. She took some time to get to know us and delivered a great ceremony that was specific to us that Read more...
Crystal was perfect. She took some time to get to know us and delivered a great ceremony that was specific to us that everyone enjoyed! Read less
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Northern Michigan Wedding Officiants responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jason!!
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Dan and Ashleigh
Wedding:
8/23/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have chosen a better officiant for our wedding. We had the perfect level of involvement in planning the ceremony and we were able to make it our own without having to spend hours going over little details that were worked out for us. Crystal was very reassuring in our meetings together and during our rehearsal she made us feel very comfortable and confident for our wedding day. Til this day, we get comments that our ceremony was classy, unforgettable, and unique; which is exactly how we wanted it to be!
My husband and I couldn't have chosen a better officiant for our wedding. We had the perfect level of involvement in Read more...
My husband and I couldn't have chosen a better officiant for our wedding. We had the perfect level of involvement in planning the ceremony and we were able to make it our own without having to spend hours going over little details that were worked out for us. Crystal was very reassuring in our meetings together and during our rehearsal she made us feel very comfortable and confident for our wedding day. Til this day, we get comments that our ceremony was classy, unforgettable, and unique; which is exactly how we wanted it to be! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Crystal did an amazing job conducting our wedding ceremony. The ceremony was very meaningful to not only us, but also to our families. We felt very comfortable with Crystal and felt that she really got to know us and our values. Our ceremony was beautiful and many guests told us how wonderful the ceremony was. Thank you Crystal,. for making our day absolutely perfect!
Crystal did an amazing job conducting our wedding ceremony. The ceremony was very meaningful to not only us, but also to Read more...
Crystal did an amazing job conducting our wedding ceremony. The ceremony was very meaningful to not only us, but also to our families. We felt very comfortable with Crystal and felt that she really got to know us and our values. Our ceremony was beautiful and many guests told us how wonderful the ceremony was. Thank you Crystal,. for making our day absolutely perfect! Read less
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Northern Michigan Wedding Officiants responded with the following comments:

Thanks Laura. May you and Robert have a wonderful life together.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I wanted to suprise my wife with a wedding renewal (10 yr anniversary) in a vineyard in the Leelanau Peninsula. I found the perfect winery and reserved a date. The challenge was to find an officiant who put thought into the renewal, and didn't just read a boilerplate renewal. Crystal came recommended to me. After a few phone conversations with Crystal (we live 4 hours away from each other), I was confident that she would provide a fantastic renewal. She cared about what I wanted in the renewal and involved our children into the ceremony and made it very personalized. I didn't meet Crystal until I arrived at the vineyard for the suprise with my wife. It was the perfect ceremony and I highly recommend Crystal for your wedding or renewal. Thank you Crystal!
I wanted to suprise my wife with a wedding renewal (10 yr anniversary) in a vineyard in the Leelanau Peninsula. I found Read more...
I wanted to suprise my wife with a wedding renewal (10 yr anniversary) in a vineyard in the Leelanau Peninsula. I found the perfect winery and reserved a date. The challenge was to find an officiant who put thought into the renewal, and didn't just read a boilerplate renewal. Crystal came recommended to me. After a few phone conversations with Crystal (we live 4 hours away from each other), I was confident that she would provide a fantastic renewal. She cared about what I wanted in the renewal and involved our children into the ceremony and made it very personalized. I didn't meet Crystal until I arrived at the vineyard for the suprise with my wife. It was the perfect ceremony and I highly recommend Crystal for your wedding or renewal. Thank you Crystal! Read less
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