Genuine, professional, energizing.

Chellise Michael

Hey there, I’m Hope. And I LOVE love!

I would be honored to help you tell your love story. My goal is to bring balance and inspiration into marriage preparation as you plan your wedding and not only celebrate, but strengthen your relationship. It can be a daunting task, but doesn’t have to be – and you certainly don’t need to do it alone.

When I was little I wanted to have every job. Perhaps it was because I was indecisive, but I really just wanted a full range of experiences and knowledge. After growing up on Long Island, I spent over 15 years in Atlanta where I worked administratively for Coca-Cola, co-founded a theatre company, was a personal chef, and performed and choreographed at some amazing theatres. See, lots of career choices!

Seeking something new, I headed West to Northern California to get my MFA and embrace my inner “chill.” Then completely out of the blue, one of my classmates and close friends asked me to officiate her wedding. I said no.

Needless to say, she wore me down and on a chilly December day, I performed my first ceremony on the beach. It was such a magical experience, that I started the ordination process the very next day. And 2 years later I fully embraced my new path and created a pre-marital counseling program to help couples better prepare for marriage.

In 2012, desiring the connection of family, I moved back to New York and continue to work with grooms and brides around the country to celebrate rites of passage and ritual and create unique wedding ceremonies.

“I just love how Hope connects to people and makes you feel calm and connected to the world somehow! She definitely has the ability to bring ease and calm into chaotic and challenging moments.”  – Weihaur Ralph Lau

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