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Are you getting married in Illinois, Indiana, or Michigan?
We officiate and photograph events anywhere you'd like...
  • On your boat
  • At the beach
  • In a garden
  • By the river
  • At a park
  • At a private residence
  • At a chapel

Are you looking for a friendly minister to perform your wedding without hassles?

Are you uncomfortable with the strict rules involved with old fashioned churches?


I understand your needs...LIFE HAPPENS!


I specialize in helping couples that don't belong to a congregation, and may be uncomfortable with some of the confusion involved with traditional churches.

I welcome interfaith marriages, and second marriages as well as blended families.

Payment plans are available for couples on a tight budget.

No one is turned down from being married due to financial reasons.  Through Midwest Marriage Outreach, we officiate elopements and small weddings for couples in crisis.  If you have emergency circumstances related to your health or military deployment, and have supporting documentation, let us know.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to all of our happy couples and their families! The Heins, The Tennysons, The Thompsons, The Galbraiths, The Petersons, The Bartons, The Brownings, The Millers, The Bradfords, The Koronkiewicz, The Stinemans, The Metzs, The Loves, The Bretanas, The Bridgemans, The Larkins, The Arents, The Gotzs, The Sampicas, The Jaworskis, The Hills...

Meet Your Officiant, Rev. Ann Cruz

More than 20 Years of Experience in Wedding Officiation and Relationship Counseling
Founder of the Midwest Marriage and Family Fellowship
Providing Ordination and Mentoring for New Officiants


Some common questions...
  1. Will you marry us even if we are not current members of your church?  YES
  2. If we are of different faiths, or one of us is not religious, is that a problem? NO
  3. One of us is divorced, does your religion allow you to marry us? YES
  4. Will our non-religious friends be allowed to participate in the ceremony? YES
  5. Can we write our own vows?  YES
  6. How do we get started?  Click "Is My Date Available" at the top of this page.


About me...


I began my career in the wedding industry in 1998, when I became a wedding planner and relationship counselor.  I fell in love with helping people plan their weddings.  I can help you build healthy relationships and prepare you for a long and happy life together.  I am legally recognized to perform wedding ceremonies. I believe that dedication to serving others is most important in leading a successful life. 

I am the founder of the Midwest Marriage and Family Fellowship, sponsor of "Midwest Marriage Outreach", a program that helps couples get married and stay married despite turbulent life circumstances, also providing non-religious family stabilization and family preservation coaching.

My undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies were earned at Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame.  My graduate studies were done at California State University and the Trinity Institute. Regarding my Spiritual training, I was mentored in my ministerial role by noted social activist and minister, Rev. Albert Gay, founder of Sons of the City Ministry in Gary, Indiana. After five years of wedding planning and mentoring couples, I became ordained as a nondenominational Christian minister. 

My career has allowed me to travel worldwide. However, while I love to travel the world, my personal path is helping people in the United States of America...St. Luke Seminary graciously conferred upon me a Doctorate of Divinity (Honoris Causa) for my "faith in action" as a volunteer counselor with disadvantaged youth and families in the United States. I am currently a member of the Council for a Drug Free LaGrange County, and a presenter of Family Preservation seminars for Youth, Parents, Schools, and Law Enforcement.

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Planning and officiating weddings in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan since 1998

We specialize in Lake Michigan beach weddings and outdoor garden weddings

Michigan

Harbor Country * New Buffalo  * Three Oaks * Bridgman * Lakeside * Harbert *

Buchanan * Niles * Saint Joseph * Harbor Shores * Benton Harbor *

South Haven * Saugatuck * Grand Rapids * Kalamazoo * Three Rivers * Sturgis *  Grand Haven * Muskegon * Holland *

Indiana

Michigan City * LaPorte * South Bend * Mishawaka * Elkhart * Goshen *  Shipshewana * LaGrange * Rome City

Illinois 

City of Chicago and Surrounding Areas

 


Ann Cruz is the administrator for the Midwest Marriage and Family Fellowship,
which is a tax-exempt church under IRS Code 508(c)(1)(A).


Midwest Marriage and Family Fellowship is affiliated with the following wedding officiant entities/sites: 

Harbor Country Weddings, LLC

Michiana Wedding Officiants and Photography on Facebook

www.MichiganWeddingOfficiants.com

www.ministers-officiants.com
www.officiantsandministers.com

Visit my Wedding Officiant page on Gig Salad


Mishawaka meeting location:  101 E. Mishawaka Avenue,  Mishawaka, IN 46545 

Payment remittance address: Ann Cruz 14900 Carpenter Rd., Three Oaks, MI 49128           Phone: (269) 588-0701   

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In order to avoid any confusion, it should be noted that  www.MichiganWeddingOfficiants.com, is in no way affiliated with www.MichiganOfficiants.com, nor Michigan Officiants, PLLC. 

No affiliation or relationship is implied, nor should be inferred.    The trademark "Michigan Officiants PLLC" is the property of Reverends Jeff and Gina Hamilton of Belleville, Michigan.  

 
 
 

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