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Northern Michigan Wedding Officiants

Williamsburg , MI
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4617 Bartlett Road
Williamsburg, MI US 49690 (map)

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Rev. Crystal Yarlott, an ordained Unity minister, specializes as a wedding officiant. As a wedding minister, she performs both non-denominational and civil ceremonies for people of all... Read more
Rev. Crystal Yarlott, an ordained Unity minister, specializes as a wedding officiant. As a wedding minister, she performs both non-denominational and civil ceremonies for people of all lifestyles. She supports and will marry LGBT couples. Each wedding ceremony is personalized for you, and celebrated at the location of your choice in Northwestern Michigan. She will design a memorable, heart-warming wedding ceremony that unites you in an atmosphere of love.



Rev. Crystal was oordained in 1989 by the Unity School of Christianity. She has been the wedding officiant at over 250 weddings during her twenty-three years of experience. She has officiated at Christian, Buddhist, Celtic and civil ceremonies, appreciating the devotion and commitment made in each unique relationship.

Rev. Crystal respects all spiritual traditions that honor the free and responsible search for meaning and truth. It is her belief that everyone has the right to be spiritually supported in the way they feel most comfortable, regardless of their present or past religious affiliation. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
A basic black or navy dress.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Absolutely. I have a blog on my website that gives tips for writing your own vows
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have selections available that a couple can start from but no one has to use what I supply.
How long are your ceremonies?
15-30 minutes depending on what is added to my basic ceremony.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
Not required but it is available.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes.
Do you supply a sound system?
No. I request a sound system if the wedding is on the beach and / or there are over 30 guests.

REVIEWS

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Christopher
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal was great! She was very helpful before the ceremony and without her the ceremony wouldn't have been as beautiful.
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Sierra
Wedding:
7/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Crystal to anyone looking for a wedding officiant. She did an awesome job tailoring our ceremony to us. We had many compliments from guests on how the ceremony was put together, and what a great job she did. She was quick to respond to any questions we had, and was great to work with!
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Linda
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved having Crystal perform our wedding ceremony. She was very flexible -- not only willing but excited to welcome our dog (Charlie) as the ring bearer! She provided us with many sample ceremonies, and encouraged us to choose/create something special that felt completely appropriate to our love/life/beliefs. We couldn't have possibly asked for a more personal wedding experience! Crystal made it easy and was a total joy to work with-- and to get to know! We actually live in the mountains of New Mexico, but got married in Charlevoix, Michigan (where most of Les's large family still lives). The wedding was held on the old family farm where Les was raised, which his brother has now turned into a very nice event space. Crystal performed the ceremony outside, in the grass, under a charming/rustic grapevine arch decorated with hundreds of tiny flowers -- and then we had the reception in the barn -- where Crystal also performed a Unity Candle Ceremony for us prior to the cake cutting. There were some challenges to planning such a long-distance wedding... but working with Crystal was extremely easy (for instance, we Skyped our interview with her, and exchanged several emails -- we never actually met her in person until the day before the wedding). Based on our experience, I strongly recommend Crystal -- she is a lovely person!
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Tina
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Crystal Yarlott did such a great job. She was born to be a minister!! I felt such beautiful spiritual energy from her. She spoke with ease and I was so honored to have her officiating. Such has such a kind heart and spirit. I will forever cherish that day and remember what a great job she did!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Crystal made our ceremony unique. We received positive feedback from many guests attending the wedding. She did a great job.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.7/5.0
Rev. Crystal Yarlott of Northern Michigan Wedding Officiants apologizes for upsetting the bride and groom for her prejudice remarks toward them.
“It was never my intent to harm or upset you. You are lovely people...” - Rev. Crystal Yarlott
Recently, Rev. Crystal Yarlott officiated at our ELOPEMENT ceremony. We hope that others will benefit from hearing of our experiences with this insensitive officiate. Regretfully we wrote her “Thank You” letter BEFORE the ceremony ever took place.
Rev. Crystal Yarlott suggests a 12- step group for compulsive eaters to the newlyweds!
While making arrangements Yarlott asked if she could take pictures of us for her websites, we politely declined for privacy reasons. After the wedding she asked again as she readied to snap a photo... this made us anxious. We declined. She then offered a photo for a personal keepsake only, we happily agreed. We’re excited as her email would contain the ONLY existing photo taken on our wedding day! Her email arrives, but there’s no photo.Why? Her reason: SHE DID NOT THINK WE TOOK A GOOD PICTURE! What?? Wouldn’t WE be the ones to make that decision? QUOTE: “The photo didn't come out very well ... I am a member of CEA-HOW a 12 step group for compulsive eaters, and I know what it's like to not want my picture taken. “
WHAT?!! 12 step what?? Compulsive eaters?! We couldn’t believe we were reading this from the woman who just officiated our wedding! We’re both in shock and deeply hurt. We NEVER mentioned not wanting our picture taken because of our weight. We had told her we are simple and private people who work AND are caretakers for the elderly. Agreed we have weight issues, but what type of person suggestions to the bride and groom one of her old 12-step programs on their honeymoon?! You can imagine how we felt...and how you would feel. Are you willing to RISK your special day on this unrestrained and ill-mannered wild card? Once damage is done, you can NEVER go back and repair the memories.
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Northern Michigan Wedding Officiants responded with the following comments:

This couple has had a very hard time letting go of how the bride in particular thought things would go. She misinterpreted much of what I said and after realizing there was no other apology I could offer her, I had to stop communication with her. I continue to wish them well but as I explained to her, I do not have to put up with abuse and disrespect.
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Mike
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect. Crystal was very helpful with setting up the ceremony how we would like it and with how our vows should be written.
Thanks
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Bridget
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal was amazing. Very personal, caring and professional. Our ceremony was beautifully written and described us and our relationship to a tee. Our attendants commented that they had never been to a wedding that was so personal and fitting. We will cherish our wedding for a lifetime, thank you so much!
Brian & Bridget Jacobson
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing to work with!! Was very accommodating to the fact we were in 2 different cities, busy schedules with abnormal work hours. Was easy to plan with via e-mail and phone calls. The actual ceremony was great, exactly what we wanted, couldn't be happier!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Crystal was absolutely wonderful! The entire process, from initial contact to wedding day, was simple and clear. The ceremony was meaningful, rich, and delivered beautifully. We were delighted!
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal is such a well spoken and kind women to work with. She really took the time to pay attention to some of the details and stories about our relationship and include them in our ceremony. She was so eloquent and at times light hearted when speaking, she created the perfect moment and environment for our special day. She made it very personalized and everyone loved it. We couldn't have chosen anyone better as our officiant! :)
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Robin and Bob
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal Yarlott was a joy to work with and we feel so fortunate that she married us. From the initial conversation on the phone, to the Skype session we had to meeting her in person it was all fantastic. We felt so comfortable with the relationship that Crystal built with us and that she genuinely cared about what we wanted in our ceremony. Together, we crafted an amazing ceremony that we will cherish forever. We highly recommend Crystal for your celebration, she's a joy to work with, her calm presence was appreciated and her humor and approach to the ceremony was thoughtful and really just outstanding. Thanks Crystal.
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Brett
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We were extremely pleased with Northern Michigan Wedding Officiants!!!!
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Denise Jean
Wedding:
8/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal:

It was a pleasure and delight working with you. Even though our ceremony was quite small, and I had to make many date changes, you were always willing to help and be flexible. The actual ceremony itself was lovely, and both Robert and I were deeply moved by your words. I loved that you gave us a packet afterwards of the written ceremony. This will become a part of our marriage scrapbook, and I will be taking it out every year on our anniversary so that Robert and I can both revisit this special time in our lives.

I'll be mailing you pictures soon!

Fondly,
Denise and Robert Lingaur
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Pam
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Crystal was one of the BEST decisions I've ever made. Planning a wedding long distance was a bit more stressful than I had anticipated, but working with Crystal helped make things so much easier. From flexibility scheduling the consultation appointments to how helpful she was collecting the marriage license, working with her really did remove a lot of pressure. After meeting with her a couple of times before the weding, it wasn't difficult to feel like we had made a new friend - Crystal's professional and personal demeanor is respectful and gentle but she is a riot and so much fun to be around. I would like to have Crystal as a friend and when it came time for the day of our wedding, it was so reassuring to have someone leading the ceremony that we feel like we knew well and that knew us. It brought a dimension of comfort to the day that I hadn't been anticipating I might need. We have gotten so many compliments from our wedding guests about what a great job Crystal did. The ceremony was short, which we had wanted, but she was able to get a lot of emotion and touching anectdotes into the 20 minute experience. Literally every guest that we have seen since the wedding was so impressed with the job Crystal did and has told us how much they enjoyed the ceremony.

If I had to do this over again, I would pick Crystal every single time and I would strongly recommend her to any of my friends getting married in northern MI. I love ya Crystal!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Crystal was great! We loved her.
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I really liked that Crystal met with us via Skype before the ceremony, and got to know us better. Her ceremony style was exactly what we were looking for with our plans for a laid-back wedding. She included our dog in the ceremony with enthusiasm as well!
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Courtney
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding ceremony was perfect, and she was available to help out before the ceremony with the order of the ceremony. The ceremony was perfect, it was loving and spiritual, but not overly religious since my husband and I aren't very religious. I would recommend her services to anyone that needs an officiant for their wedding.
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Tiffany
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Crystal was awesome! She did a lovely ceremony for us. We were very pleased!
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Dane
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
crystall was great... we were able to Skype with her and she was so professional! she added a loving touch to our wedding...
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Lauri
Wedding:
5/22/2013
5.0/5.0
You went above and beyond , it was beautiful. Heartfelt and real. It was more than I ever expected. Lauri Ryan
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Tom
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend Crystal Yarlott ,of Northern Michigan Wedding Officiants, for your wedding. She meets with you as a couple, to find out your style and personality, then presents her officiating in a manner that matches you as a couple perfectly. She is outstanding.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Rev. Crystal was kind and caring. Her words inspired our guests. I would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant.
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Mike
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Though we are from out of town, Crystal Yarlott was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was very pleasant, personable, and really took the time to get to know us. Crystal added a lasting memorable and personal touch to our ceremony. To our pleasant surprise, she even followed up with us on our one year anniversary! Though we have't known Crystal for very long, the brief time we spent together, my wife and I felt as though we have known her for quite some time. We couldn't have picked a better person to officiate our big day. I would absolutely recommend Crystal!
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Erin
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I originally chose Crystal due to my need for a non denomination and frankly a non-religious ceremony. She was happy to oblige and had many ideas on what we could do to make it feel a little formal for my husband's family. It was beautiful.

We skyped with her since we were in Boston with the time and she was so warm and friendly that we knew she had to be a part of our wedding. We're glad she was - she definitely made things easy and delightful.
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Crystal made our wedding so personal and fun! Everyone commented about how great she was.
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Jeanette
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.8/5.0
Rev. Crystal Yarlott was a very sweet and kind hearted person. She has a contagious smile and a wonderful presence about her. She donates 10% of her fee to animal rescue organization of your choosing. Very pleased with the ceremony and presence she gave at our wedding. Make sure you look over your vows once the options are given to you with your fiance. It is important to have this done in order to discuss options at you meeting with her.
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