Wedding Canopy

...Let's Plan a Wedding...

My name is Donna Jean Nethery; I am a Wedding Officiant and certified Relationship Coach located in Ontonagon, Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 


Ontonagon is located in the untamed western Upper Peninsula.  A beautiful harbor town that sits on Lake Superior.  Stunning sunsets, waterfalls, sandy shores, rocky shores...  so many amazing backdrops for a wedding.

The western Upper Peninsula is also home to the Porcupine Mountains where you will find beautiful trails, stunning views, waterfalls, and more!


My service area includes the western Upper Peninsula and surrounding areas... Travel is an option! 


Let's chat about your plans and your location ideas.

  • Pre-Marital Assessment available; start your life together as strong as it can be. (More Information Below)

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  • Fully Insured: Certificate of Liability Insurance                available upon request.

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Planning Ahead?

                                                                                                        Are you planning a wedding? Vow Renewal?  Let me help you create a beautiful ceremony...

                                                                                     I provide officiant services for local individuals as well as those seeking a destination wedding.  If you're looking to

have a ceremony at an outside venue,

your home, in your backyard, at a local park;

I would be honored to assist you.

I can also provide assistance with designing your perfect ceremony!  Ceremony script assistance,

vow samples, ceremony samples from the 'short and to the point' ceremony to the more

extensive ceremony that include readings as well as rituals such as unity candle, tree planting,

sand ceremony, and more.  

I conduct an interview with the happy couple in order to gather their input on their perfect

ceremony and give suggestions they may not have thought about yet; using that input, I will put together a ceremony script designed specifically for you.  You will have a script review and agreement at least 30 days prior to ceremony.

All ceremonies include the completion and filing of your marriage license,

either in person or by first-class mail.

Elopement or Last Minute Decision?

That's ok, let me help make it a dream wedding...

I can provide quick ceremony assistance, location assistance,

as well as a wedding arch, bouquet, boutonniere, photos, music;

let's plan it and make it happen. Michigan allows out of state

residents to marry here in this beautiful location; you obtain your

marriage license in the county you plan to have the wedding ceremony and there is a 3-day waiting period... plenty of time to hire me as your officiant, pick a spot, and then relax until the big day!

Sunset on the beach... we'll set up the arch to have the sunset directly behind and perform the ceremony before the sun sets into Lake Superior.

Fall color ceremony, sunset ceremony, ceremony standing in Lake Superior; you bet... You dream it, we'll see if we can make it happen!!

Winter outdoor ceremony is also possible if you're a thrill seeker that likes the freezing temps... but this one is only available using an extremely quick ceremony script :)

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Love, Laughter  &  Happily Ever After

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All Inclusive, Local Destination


"I DO" Plus Ceremony or Vow Renewal

Arch & Flower Rental

Ceremony Photos (digital)

Music (in-service locations)

Up to 20 mile travel.

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We Do


"I DO" ceremony $100

"I DO" Plus Ceremony $125

Traditional  Ceremony $150+

Rehearsal/Planning $50-$100 + travel

Vow Renewal $125

Wedding Arch & Flower Rental add $50

Ceremony Photos add $50 (digital)(limited)

Music FREE w/"I DO" ceremonies (in-area)

Over 20 mile travel; $1.00 per mile

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Western Upper Peninsula

Lake Superior Destinations

Sandy/Rocky Beach Destinations

Waterfall Destinations

Water/Pontoon Destinations

Mountain/Forest Destinations

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Pre-Marital Health

Mindset; Well-being; Context; Dynamics

Getting ready to launch one of the greatest adventures of your life, a.k.a. Marriage?  Or already on your adventure and looking for healthy improvements?

Look no further... as a Certified Relationship Coach, I can help you discover countless new insights and dozens of new skills to strengthen your bond.
~~~ Completely confidential~~~

Our Goals:

  • Obtain a clear picture of your personal & relationship momentum for marriage.

  • Gain new insights into your personalities and how they work together.

  • Gain new skills to strengthen your relationship for lifelong love.

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There's no right or perfect combination, the key is understanding and appreciating your differences.  Your marriage can only be as healthy as the two of you... the more understanding & better understood each of you feels, the stronger your marriage!

Healthiest way to move forward... together!! 

You each complete a separate assessment online; I review the analysis and provide the insights to you within your 'couple-specific' report.

Couple Assessment $100.00

Do you have questions? Or would you like to book an assessment, I'd love to hear from you.

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Get inTouch

I'm looking forward to chatting with you about your plans.  Contact me with any questions, or to book a date.

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