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With This Ring

Kalamazoo , MI

LOCATION

Private Residence
Kalamazoo, MI 49009 US (map)

PHONE

269-353-1963
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ABOUT US

Winner of the Weddingwire.com Couple's Choice Award for six consecutive years... thank you newlyweds!!! With This Ring has been featured on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog and... Read more
Winner of the Weddingwire.com Couple's Choice Award for six consecutive years... thank you newlyweds!!! With This Ring has been featured on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog and in Wedding Magazine!

Providing Stress-Free Ceremony Planning/Officiant Services, affordable packages and proven experience! We also provide invitations, day of stationery, favors and accessories, too.

Serving SW MI (and a small amount of Northern IN) area. Based in Kalamazoo, but will travel to Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, and all points south of that, from the Lakeshore to Battle Creek/Marshall areas.

Your ceremony is the gateway to your marriage, and can be so much more than that "boring part you have to get through to get to the party". Selecting your officiant is an important first step in the ceremony process. If you need an independent officiant; one who will provide you with a wedding ceremony that celebrates your beliefs, look no further. All the important elements will remain: love, trust, respect, fidelity, honesty and family; without it being legalistic, long, and/or boring!

We are experienced officiants with many years providing weddings for hundreds of couples. Rev. Carleen, Rev. Véronique or Rev. William are ready to help make your ceremony vision a reality. Call, email or fill out our contact form today! 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
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.

REVIEWS

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Kyle & Amanda
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Carleen was everything we wanted in an officiant and more. Not only did she help us figure out the type of service that we wanted, but she also wrote the most beautiful script to help us achieve it. She gave us a completely personalized ceremony and incorporated nearly every facet of our relationship into the details she was conveying to our guests. We had multiple guests approach us and tell us that it was the most beautiful and touching wedding ceremony that they have ever experienced. She was helpful, courteous, responsive, and attentive. No detail was left overlooked. We highly recommend booking your officiant services with Carleen and With This Ring. You won't regret it.
Rev. Carleen was everything we wanted in an officiant and more. Not only did she help us figure out the type of service Read more...
Rev. Carleen was everything we wanted in an officiant and more. Not only did she help us figure out the type of service that we wanted, but she also wrote the most beautiful script to help us achieve it. She gave us a completely personalized ceremony and incorporated nearly every facet of our relationship into the details she was conveying to our guests. We had multiple guests approach us and tell us that it was the most beautiful and touching wedding ceremony that they have ever experienced. She was helpful, courteous, responsive, and attentive. No detail was left overlooked. We highly recommend booking your officiant services with Carleen and With This Ring. You won't regret it. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Carleen of With this Ring was our officiant at our June 2014 beach wedding. We had a very chill laid back feel for our day, and Carleen's services accented that beautifully. She created a ceremony script that was absolutely perfect for our day. She is such a warm and inviting soul, which made it very easy to work with her. I was fearful that since I had no idea what I wanted in a ceremony, the ceremony wouldn't really reflect us as a couple. Carleen somehow created the perfect script and encouraged our input along the way! Was so glad to have her guidance along the way!
Rev. Carleen of With this Ring was our officiant at our June 2014 beach wedding. We had a very chill laid back feel for Read more...
Rev. Carleen of With this Ring was our officiant at our June 2014 beach wedding. We had a very chill laid back feel for our day, and Carleen's services accented that beautifully. She created a ceremony script that was absolutely perfect for our day. She is such a warm and inviting soul, which made it very easy to work with her. I was fearful that since I had no idea what I wanted in a ceremony, the ceremony wouldn't really reflect us as a couple. Carleen somehow created the perfect script and encouraged our input along the way! Was so glad to have her guidance along the way! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Carleen married us and gave us the perfect private and personal ceremony that we asked for! She was able to work with us though we provided very short notice (a few days). She was very patient as we showed up nearly an hour late to our own wedding and wrote beautiful vows for us. We will be using her again for our baby's dedication and baptism! Awesome officiant!
Carleen married us and gave us the perfect private and personal ceremony that we asked for! She was able to work with us Read more...
Carleen married us and gave us the perfect private and personal ceremony that we asked for! She was able to work with us though we provided very short notice (a few days). She was very patient as we showed up nearly an hour late to our own wedding and wrote beautiful vows for us. We will be using her again for our baby's dedication and baptism! Awesome officiant! Read less
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rhonda
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Carleen was our officiant (With this Ring), she was amazing. Without even knowing us and only meeting us through paper and emails, she had the most amazing ceremony written for us. She captured our fun loving personalities and our family and friends thought she had known us for a long time. Thank You Carleen you really made our day.

Eric and Rhonda Johnson
Rev. Carleen was our officiant (With this Ring), she was amazing. Without even knowing us and only meeting us through Read more...
Rev. Carleen was our officiant (With this Ring), she was amazing. Without even knowing us and only meeting us through paper and emails, she had the most amazing ceremony written for us. She captured our fun loving personalities and our family and friends thought she had known us for a long time. Thank You Carleen you really made our day.

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Valerie
Wedding:
12/21/2013
3.9/5.0
Carleen was professional, courteous, and flexible. However, she left out some important details in the ceremony. My husband and I had originally booked her for a summer wedding but decided to switch to an elopement package so that we could marry during December. We were worried about losing Carleen as an officiant, but she accommodated our needs and was happy to switch the date on short notice! She had given us a nice layout on how the readings, vows and other little parts of the service would go. My husband and I emailed her our vows and the specifics of what we wanted said during the wedding ceremony. I was very clear with Carleen that I did not want the phrase "till death do us part" included in the ceremony. Carleen assured me that she does not say that line. Unfortunately, she included the phrase anyway. I also sent her the ring vows that I wanted to use, per her request, but she did not use them. Even though she did not completely give us what we wanted, she did a nice job speaking. I still felt that my wedding turned out very nice. I would recommend using an officiant that you know, such as a pastor or family member. I think that Carleen did her best, but was not able to make it personal because she did not know us. Carleen of course apologized for the mistakes and stated that she had confused us with another wedding she had to go to that day. Perhaps she is taking on more than she should. If you choose to go with Carleen, make sure to have her send you a copy of the ceremony prior. She did not do this with us and I think that it would have prevented the issues.
Carleen was professional, courteous, and flexible. However, she left out some important details in the ceremony. My Read more...
Carleen was professional, courteous, and flexible. However, she left out some important details in the ceremony. My husband and I had originally booked her for a summer wedding but decided to switch to an elopement package so that we could marry during December. We were worried about losing Carleen as an officiant, but she accommodated our needs and was happy to switch the date on short notice! She had given us a nice layout on how the readings, vows and other little parts of the service would go. My husband and I emailed her our vows and the specifics of what we wanted said during the wedding ceremony. I was very clear with Carleen that I did not want the phrase "till death do us part" included in the ceremony. Carleen assured me that she does not say that line. Unfortunately, she included the phrase anyway. I also sent her the ring vows that I wanted to use, per her request, but she did not use them. Even though she did not completely give us what we wanted, she did a nice job speaking. I still felt that my wedding turned out very nice. I would recommend using an officiant that you know, such as a pastor or family member. I think that Carleen did her best, but was not able to make it personal because she did not know us. Carleen of course apologized for the mistakes and stated that she had confused us with another wedding she had to go to that day. Perhaps she is taking on more than she should. If you choose to go with Carleen, make sure to have her send you a copy of the ceremony prior. She did not do this with us and I think that it would have prevented the issues. Read less
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With This Ring responded with the following comments:

I enjoyed meeting Jo and Valerie, and encourage couples to work with their own religious leader when they have that choice available. I did indeed have my busiest Dec. ever, but never take on too much. I have 2 others working with me. Many couples comment on how well I do get to know them, even in short planning.
Her email stated, "The only thing that Jo and I had an issue with was a line in the ceremony we asked you to leave out. We had requested that you do not say 'til death do you part and you had assured us that you do not say that line. But you included it anyway. It's not a huge deal, just thought I should make you aware of it." I did apologize, stating that normally I do not use it, but had two others that did want it that month and used it from theirs.
The original date of 7/5/14 at my highest level package was changed to 12/21/13 as an elopement and I was given notice of this 12/4. I tried to include as many of her requests as I could, with two weeks before the holidays, a busy month, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, her change to a lesser package. My elopement package is a pre-written ceremony and is not sent a preview. They are allowed to send me their own vows, which I did use, and even put onto nice vow cards for them, which they later received as a keepsake. That is not normally done for my elopement packages. The ring vows I did were the statement of intention to make the legal statement for the ceremony, and while I regret including "til death do us part", that really was (as stated in her email later) the only error. The vows they chose did not cover the legality needed, so I had to make it part of the ring vows. They had wanted to include a reading from Lord of the Rings, but I do not typically include readings, personal stories or unities in elopements. I do feel that I gave this couple service beyond a 3.9 rating. I feel they were still expecting all the service elements to remain in the lesser service package that were promised in the higher level.
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Angela
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Carleen was a dream to work with! She made the process very easy and customized the wedding ceremony to meet all of our wishes and needs. She definitely has a knack for writing and and turned what little information she knew of my husband and I into a lovely story. Our guests raved about her beautiful words and wonderfully executed ceremony. I would highly recommend With This Ring!!!
Carleen was a dream to work with! She made the process very easy and customized the wedding ceremony to meet all of our Read more...
Carleen was a dream to work with! She made the process very easy and customized the wedding ceremony to meet all of our wishes and needs. She definitely has a knack for writing and and turned what little information she knew of my husband and I into a lovely story. Our guests raved about her beautiful words and wonderfully executed ceremony. I would highly recommend With This Ring!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Carleen did such a beautiful job for our ceremony! It was like she knew my groom and I for many years. I could not have been more pleased and I heard many compliments about our ceremony. She even handled a screaming infant in the crowd with grace and humor. :)
Rev. Carleen did such a beautiful job for our ceremony! It was like she knew my groom and I for many years. I could not Read more...
Rev. Carleen did such a beautiful job for our ceremony! It was like she knew my groom and I for many years. I could not have been more pleased and I heard many compliments about our ceremony. She even handled a screaming infant in the crowd with grace and humor. :) Read less
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kaleenavanloo
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Carleen was fabulous! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rev. Carleen did an absolutely beautiful job writing the "script" for our wedding ... captured everything perfectly ... mildly religious, based on our friendship and love of nature, lighthearted for us but serious enough for family. She has great projection of voice for those looking at outdoor venues ... we were worried because our location (the mill at Scotts Mill Park) was really noisy due to heavy rains the couple days before, but even the hard of hearing guests understood every word over the rushing water behind us. Best of all she is a true professional - handles any change or issue in stride, responds very quickly to any concerns, offers many avenues of communication, and helps in any way she can (provided me with EIGHTEEN pages of potential readings for the ceremony!). I cannot thank her enough for making our day so wonderful! We heard nothing but compliments from guests!
Rev. Carleen was fabulous! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rev. Carleen did an absolutely beautiful job writing the "script" for our Read more...
Rev. Carleen was fabulous! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Rev. Carleen did an absolutely beautiful job writing the "script" for our wedding ... captured everything perfectly ... mildly religious, based on our friendship and love of nature, lighthearted for us but serious enough for family. She has great projection of voice for those looking at outdoor venues ... we were worried because our location (the mill at Scotts Mill Park) was really noisy due to heavy rains the couple days before, but even the hard of hearing guests understood every word over the rushing water behind us. Best of all she is a true professional - handles any change or issue in stride, responds very quickly to any concerns, offers many avenues of communication, and helps in any way she can (provided me with EIGHTEEN pages of potential readings for the ceremony!). I cannot thank her enough for making our day so wonderful! We heard nothing but compliments from guests! Read less
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demick
Wedding:
12/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Reverend Carleen did a wonderful job with our wedding ceremony. She created a ceremony that was just perfect for us. I highly recommend With This Ring Wedding Ceremonies.
Reverend Carleen did a wonderful job with our wedding ceremony. She created a ceremony that was just perfect for us. I Read more...
Reverend Carleen did a wonderful job with our wedding ceremony. She created a ceremony that was just perfect for us. I highly recommend With This Ring Wedding Ceremonies. Read less
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nhoenes
Wedding:
11/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Rev. Carleen was absolutely wonderful. She answered all our emails with specifics when we were searching for an officiant and she set a time to meet with us quickly after we requested her services. She was very well prepared and brought the contract and walked us through all our options. We only had to put $50 down and she was available for our service with only 1 1/2 notice. She customized our ceremony based on our preferences and she even had us fill out a questionnaire to craft it to match our style. She handled a very rambunctious two-year-old daughter very well during the ceremony and we received compliments from everyone! I would highly recommend going to with Carleen's services!
Rev. Carleen was absolutely wonderful. She answered all our emails with specifics when we were searching for an officiant Read more...
Rev. Carleen was absolutely wonderful. She answered all our emails with specifics when we were searching for an officiant and she set a time to meet with us quickly after we requested her services. She was very well prepared and brought the contract and walked us through all our options. We only had to put $50 down and she was available for our service with only 1 1/2 notice. She customized our ceremony based on our preferences and she even had us fill out a questionnaire to craft it to match our style. She handled a very rambunctious two-year-old daughter very well during the ceremony and we received compliments from everyone! I would highly recommend going to with Carleen's services! Read less
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CaseyMarie
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
Rev Carleen Burns did an awesome job for us! She is such a wonderful person and made everyone feel so comfortable and really part of the whole ceremony. Little people to the big people. I would tell anyone I know that is getting married to use her and her services. She is an awesome person and did a great job.
Rev Carleen Burns did an awesome job for us! She is such a wonderful person and made everyone feel so comfortable and Read more...
Rev Carleen Burns did an awesome job for us! She is such a wonderful person and made everyone feel so comfortable and really part of the whole ceremony. Little people to the big people. I would tell anyone I know that is getting married to use her and her services. She is an awesome person and did a great job. Read less
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millsrn
Wedding:
9/19/2008
4.0/5.0
She was very professional and easy to work with. She did a great job delivering the sermon. I would definately recommend her again.
She was very professional and easy to work with. She did a great job delivering the sermon. I would definately recommend Read more...
She was very professional and easy to work with. She did a great job delivering the sermon. I would definately recommend her again. Read less
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AndyVanLaan
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Carleen was a great officiant! I would recommend her for any type of ceremony. Our ceremony was non-religious and beautifully written. You won't go wrong with Carleen!
Carleen was a great officiant! I would recommend her for any type of ceremony. Our ceremony was non-religious and Read more...
Carleen was a great officiant! I would recommend her for any type of ceremony. Our ceremony was non-religious and beautifully written. You won't go wrong with Carleen! Read less
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adamjohn
Wedding:
8/22/2008
5.0/5.0
The meeting before the wedding was very thorough and thought out. I think she did a wonderful job incorporating everything that I wanted in the ceremony. She was on time and friendly. Although, the one downside is that I thought she could have been a little more helpful with the rehearsal. (pointing people in the right direction, gathering everone around....etc.) I like the fact that she typed out the entire ceremony as a script and we were able to review it ahead of time to make any minor changes...also we were able to keep a copy afterwards... nice idea for those scrap bookers! Over all I was very pleased.
The meeting before the wedding was very thorough and thought out. I think she did a wonderful job incorporating everything Read more...
The meeting before the wedding was very thorough and thought out. I think she did a wonderful job incorporating everything that I wanted in the ceremony. She was on time and friendly. Although, the one downside is that I thought she could have been a little more helpful with the rehearsal. (pointing people in the right direction, gathering everone around....etc.) I like the fact that she typed out the entire ceremony as a script and we were able to review it ahead of time to make any minor changes...also we were able to keep a copy afterwards... nice idea for those scrap bookers! Over all I was very pleased. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Carleen was great. She was willing to work with us to get our ceremony just right. Would recommend.
Carleen was great. She was willing to work with us to get our ceremony just right. Would recommend.
Carleen was great. She was willing to work with us to get our ceremony just right. Would recommend. Read less
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With This Ring responded with the following comments:

Thank you! I wish I knew who this was, but I sincerely appreciate the sentiment and time to write it.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Carleen got everything done in a timely manner and impressed many of our guests, all of a different religious orientation. I was impressed by that!
Carleen got everything done in a timely manner and impressed many of our guests, all of a different religious orientation. Read more...
Carleen got everything done in a timely manner and impressed many of our guests, all of a different religious orientation. I was impressed by that! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Carleen was great to work with for our wedding and really helped us add that personal touch to our ceremony. We really enjoyed that she helped us keep our vows secret from each other and shared our personal story. I liked how she allowed us to have a flexible ceremony and pick out what we wanted to be said during our unity ceremony.
Carleen was great to work with for our wedding and really helped us add that personal touch to our ceremony. We really Read more...
Carleen was great to work with for our wedding and really helped us add that personal touch to our ceremony. We really enjoyed that she helped us keep our vows secret from each other and shared our personal story. I liked how she allowed us to have a flexible ceremony and pick out what we wanted to be said during our unity ceremony. Read less
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DEALS

Permanent Discount on Invitations and Accessories!!!
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With This Ring is proud to announce that I will now offer 30% off any order at $100+ and 20% off orders below $100! That adds up to significant savings when buying Save the dates, Invitations, Response cards, programs, napkins, thank you's and other day of stationery. Accessories are included, like sand ceremony elements, guest books, cake toppers/cutting sets, FG and RB items, and gifts for your wedding party, to name a few. The savings don't just apply to wedding items! Use this for all life's events: graduations, new baby, holidays, or any event! We have an amazing turnaround of only 5 business days from order placement! With a search feature and something for every style/budget, you are sure to find a selection to your liking. Items can be viewed online, but there are far more accessory items in the catalog. Ask to have those items viewed in person or sent by email attachment. To receive the discount, do not complete checkout online. Email me the order. No online discount.
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As always, With This Ring will offer 10% savings if you have a wedding on Sunday through Thursday! Applies to Platinum and Gold packages.
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Are you an officer or enlisted person with any of the US branches of military service? With proof of current status, you will receive a discount. Applies to Platinum and Gold packages.
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