Lisa Perry. Wedding Officiant and Life-Cycle Celebrant serving all of west Michigan. Traverse City. Grand Rapids. Grand Haven. Saugatuck. South Haven.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find
all the barriers in life that you have set against it.”


Welcome to Heart Celebration!


I celebrate the light that shines brightly in you and the love that surrounds you.


I am an experienced wedding officiant, minister and life-cycle celebrant who designs or co-creates conscious, inspiring and personalized ceremonies to mark all cycles of life – whether you’re getting married, welcoming a child, planning a memorial/celebration of life, launching a new business or embarking on another adventure or transition.


My passion is to witness and share your story – to bring resonance and meaning to the powerful moments in your life. I am happy to bring any and all faith elements to your special ceremony or to officiate mindfully with no special faith orientation at all!   I am exceptionally skilled at paying attention to who you are and to honoring, with creativity and sensitivity, whatever life event is being celebrated – in whatever ways you wish to do so.


Heart Celebration is LGBT supportive and I am honored to officiate for any couple. The world opened joyfully when same-sex marriages were legally ratified. It is outside my everyday language to use the term “gay wedding” but for purposes of being clear here, please know how authentically I embrace everyone. Love is love is love.

Prayer beads


A Word About Death and the rituals and ceremonies of our most profound transition. 



I deeply understand that funerals and end of life celebrations are challenging for some individuals. Please know that these rites of passage are exceptionally meaningful to me as your officiant, and I find them every bit as heart opening as a wedding, birth or other milestone experience. I always find that end of life gatherings are especially graced with divine presence. Even when we are temporarily in a cloud of grief, peace and love are available. I humbly bring this certainty to every service that I facilitate and each individual I am privileged to eulogize.


My comfort with death and dying is due to many life influences (see My Journey page to know more) and I am grateful to the many Hospice organizations where I have been able to train, volunteer and become comfortable with transitioning; to the teachers, energy healers, guides and gifted intuitives who have enabled me to accept my own mystic gifts of healing and insight; to omnipresent guardian angels; and to a lifetime spent fine-tuning my authentically soulful voice to raise consciousness and awareness. To Share Love.


Join Me in Celebration!