Weddings

If you and your beloved are spiritual but not necessarily religious, and don’t want a secular ceremony;

If you want to say what you feel and believe in a sacred way;

If you want friends and family to see your relationship and all its depth and soul reflected in your wedding, and you want to tell your story with beauty and ease;

If the traditional vows don’t resonate, or you want to include nature-based, ancestor-honoring elements to your special day,

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I would love to be a part of your wedding!

 

I am an ordained minister in the Circle of the Sacred Earth, and I specialize in deeply personal, unique, and sacred weddings and vow renewals for spiritual couples of all orientations.  Call or email me today to begin the conversation and see if we’re a good fit!  I serve the Hudson Valley and Tri-state areas.  (Wedding ceremonies start at $300)

If you live outside the Hudson Valley, I can also write a ceremony for you, to be performed by the officiant of your choice.  ($200)

 

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One of the best decisions that we made in planning our wedding was asking Mikki to marry us. Mikki is a very special person, and she has a completely serene and effervescent energy (I have had the great pleasure of being a yoga student of Mikki’s, and after our class was the most at ease and at peace I felt all week). In creating a very personal ceremony, Mikki developed such a spot-on sense of who we are and the important highlights of our relationship, and crafted it in such a way that guests at our wedding said that they felt included. Mikki is a nurturing, smart and kind-hearted individual. Having such a special presence involved in one of the most sacred moments of our life was a positive force of energy that set the tone for the rest of the night. It was incredible. Both Nick and my parents were very moved by the ceremony also, and many guests told us it was their favorite marriage ceremony that they had ever attended. Just the other day I had lunch with my mother and my mother-in-law, and when recapping the wedding, we couldn’t stop gushing over Mikki and her wonderful spirit. We can’t say enough good things about Shaman Mikki and our experience working with her leading up to and on our special day.
-Nick and Aubrey, 2014

 

Opening sacred space for Pam and Tim and their intimate, informal wedding in the woods.

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We cannot begin to thank you enough for helping make our day so incredibly special. Everything from preparing for the big day, the level of communication, the warmth of our vows, up to the reception would not have been possible, or as wonderful without you. You are so patient and the ceremony you helped prepare for us was better than we ever could have imagined. We are truly blessed to have had you marry us, and send us off on our life together. We look forward to seeing you again very soon!
With much appreciation,
Jeffrey & Rachel Manni

 

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The first time we met with Mikki to plan our wedding, given her sweet nature, we knew that she was the right person to officiate the ceremony. Our personalities meshed and, although it was a serious rite for us, we experienced great joy and laughter during the ceremony. Mikki also attended our reception and honored us with the pre-meal blessing. We hope that Mikki will be join us for many of our future life events. Lori and Cary Schmiedel (September 2014)

"Shaman Mikki is the real deal. Thank you for presiding. We had a wonderful day." -Lori and Mike

“Shaman Mikki is the real deal. Thank you for presiding. We had a wonderful day.” -Lori and Mike

 

Your words set the perfect tone for a perfect day. Thank you so much for making our wedding day a day we'll never forget! -Phil and Rebecca, Carmel, NY (married “when pigs fly”)

Your words set the perfect tone for a perfect day. Thank you so much for making our wedding day a day we’ll never forget! -Phil and Rebecca, Carmel, NY (married “when pigs fly”)