About | Wedding Ceremony Officiant in Grand Rapids & Detroit, MI

About 

Gust Bassianotis is one of the most sought-after wedding officiants in Michigan over 35 years of experience. 

About Gust Bassianotis

Gust Bassianotis is one of the most sought-after Wedding Officiates in Grand Rapids and across Michigan and throughout the Midwest. For over 35 years he has been officiating weddings and has personally performed over one thousand wedding ceremonies. Gust is an award-winning Wedding Officiant and Ceremony Consultant. Gust and his wedding officiant business ForeverTwogether, is the preferred vendor at the best wedding venues and location coast-to-coast from West Michigan, to Mid-Michigan all the way to the Metro-Detroit area.

West MICHIGAN Wedding Guy

Gust Bassianotis is the winner of www.weddingwire.com Bride's Choice Award from 2009 - 2016 and the preferred professional Wedding Officiant of over 50 locations in Michigan, including locations like The Amway Grand Plaza, Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park,  English Hills,  The Trillium, The Cheney Place, City Flats Ballroom, The Weston and Hilton Hotels, and hundreds of other venues.

With a strong history of performing hundreds of elegant weddings, ForeverTwogether's lead creator Gust Bassianotis, focuses on your expectations and ideas for your ceremony. He is experienced, credentialed, and committed to helping you.

Wedding ceremonies are routine, pretty much the same and even kind of boring. They usually follow the same basic pattern. Now what if you surprised your guests with something they weren’t expecting? What if your love story was shared at your ceremony? What if instead of a verbal consent you planned a non-verbal romantic consent only between you and your love.

That's what Gust Bassianotis and ForeverTwogether can do for you – help make your ceremony personalized, romantic, interesting and enjoyable.

Experience the power of your own personal love story included in your wedding ceremony.


“I recognize that selecting a wedding officiant is somewhat of an unfamiliar process. My goal in working together is to make this a fun and easy experience - no weirdness or hassles - just the joy of knowing we like each other and we have the marvelous opportunity to create and work together in a lifetime moment.”

Deep Experience

Gust has been officiating weddings since he received his Seminary Ordination in 1973. He is able to serve all couples; whatever their faiths, beliefs and even non-beliefs. Gust is trained to compose the perfect wedding ceremony script to your exact specifications. While he specializes in Greek, Jewish and Christian traditions, Gust is very sensitive to the challenges which couples face, and has worked hard to earn the right to serve couples of all faiths as well as those who are not part of a faith community. Gust also still studies with Sharon Hill, one of the leading wedding consultants living in Walnut Creek, California. 

Excellence & Resourcefulness

Over the past three-and-half decades Gust has built many solid relationships with vendors with whom he a has established and nurtured a sterling reputation. His networking and connections make him an excellent resource for couples working with Gust as their wedding officiant. Gust Bassianotis is in high demand and has a portfolio full of satisfied clients. 

Mariesa Colavincenzo; facility Sales Manager Bay Pointe Inn of Shelbyville Michigan recently wrote this professional recommendation: 

Gust Bassianotis has proven to be a wonderful asset to our clients. He is professional, charismatic and passionate. He is consistent in his quality of service and will take the time to create a ceremony that is unique to each person. These special touches really make the client's ceremony special. By recognizing that every couple is different, Gust is able to offer direction where needed and take direction when asked.Bay Pointe Inn recommends Gust Bassianotis to all of their clients but when not available he also has several associates that reflect the same qualities. We have received wonderful reviews from our clients in regards to working with Gust and look forward to working with him in the upcoming years.

Gust's Promise to You

  • I will always treat the bride, groom, their families and guests with utmost respect.
  • I will maintain a policy of strict confidentiality in assisting couples with their wedding plans.
  • I will customize and tailor each wedding ceremony.
  • I will go the extra mile to obtain your satisfaction in my preparation and presentation.
  • I will always present myself in a professional manner.
  • I will scrupulously follow the policies of the properties where the wedding is to be held.