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Rev. Cheryl Hooten is the Commander and Chief of Dream Day Weddings. She runs the show, creates all the ceremonies, schedules the West Michigan Wedding Officiants she works with and handles all of the Event Planning & Consulting, too.

She's a night owl who probably drinks too much Red Bull. She's also a Mom to three daughters, who likes a good Captain & Coke and being on any beach.

"I spent over 25 years in Corporate America becoming a highly sought after Executive Level Assistant.  Those years of planning events, organizing schedules for executives, working with sales contracts with online business through budgets and expenses honed my natural detail-oriented skills razor sharp."

But, she no longer found that work fulfilling so, in 2004 she completely changed paths and she moved from the NW suburbs of Chicago to West Michigan. After one strange twist of fate, and a great story later, she worked her way up to the award winning West Michigan Wedding Officiant she is today.

What sets her a part as a West Michigan Wedding Officiant?

She's not a a church Minister, Reverend, Pastor or Priest, or like any of the other West Michigan Wedding Officiant. Cheryl is not religiously ordained or even inclined. She carries the title of Reverend to make it easier for you to find her, and to make your (grand)parents feel better.

So, it doesn't matter if you're an Atheist or Agnostic or consider yourself spiritual, Christian, a recovering Catholic or a high-holiday Jew. If it's important to you, she'll acknowledge your deity with honor and respect in your ceremony.  If you want to leave all God's out and wan to drop an F-bomb that's totally fucking cool, too!

It is your 1st or 3rd marriage?  No big deal, you're welcome here. Have kids you want to include, I do that all day long. You want to dress in costume or period garb, I say - Ahoy Matey! Planning a Zombie or Dr. Who wedding, I say {Walker Growl} and Geronimo! Love is Love. Those are the celebrations I want to be a part of.

But, the one thing she can not pull off successfully is being a man. That's why she works with Rev. Jason LaVelle.  He's an all around cool guy who is a professional photographer, published author, animal technician, and gauge wearing motorcycle enthusiasts who's up for anything, too. He does an excellent job performing the ceremonies, and he owns a tux so, he has that going for him.

Why did she start doing more?

During the first few years of being a West Michigan Wedding Officiant she learned how difficult it was for her clients to find the vendors and venues they were looking for. Without knowing the area or the right people to call they spent countless hours on the internet searching for the right venues and vendors, if they found them at all.

She wanted to give couples an easier way to get the wedding celebration they wanted with ease. So, she paired her extensive planning background with her local knowledge and contacts to create Dream Day Weddings, West Michigan Wedding Officiants & Event Planners.

What's she doing now?

That was going on 15 years ago. Things change and so did her focus. She no longer offers stand-alone Wedding Officiant Services.

That is unless you have super cool location in mind, like Maui or Scotland, then PLEASE call me ASAP!

These days she's collaborating with some of the best wedding vendors in the area to offer all-inclusive elopements and small weddings packages, and local Wedding Planning to couples hosting bigger celebrations. Still with the same mantra of designing things to save you headaches, time and money...and wine.

A parting note from our sponsor

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Cheryl here. Just wanted to invite you to check out the rest of the web site, read what other couples have to say, and drop by the  blog; I occasionally write about things there, too.

Then can use the form on the side to contact me. I'd love to chat about your wedding and help make your vision a reality.

Congratulations on your engagement, I hope to talk to you soon!