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Reviews From Leading Wedding Venue Experts

Gust is an excellent choice for a wedding ceremony officiant! We’ve worked with him countless times here at The Cheney Place, and each has been a very enjoyable experience. He is always early, checks in with your other vendors to make sure he’s good to go, and is highly flexible. He’s well spoken and kind, he’ll try to get to know you as individuals but also as a couple, and he wants to be able to share your story at your ceremony.

Jenna Sage - Venue Manager

The Cheney Place, Grand Rapids

I have had the pleasure of working with Gust Bassianotis over the last six years. As a wedding planner, he is who I recommend time and again to couples searching for an officiant who will give them a personalized ceremony that highlights their love and commitment. I have had couples ask me in the past why I so strongly encourage them to book Gust and I tell them that simply, he is the best. He is a true professional at his trade, and he does the little things that will make your wedding ceremony seamless and memorable. If you decide to have Gust officiate your wedding, I can assure you; you will not regret it.

Kelly Kennedy - Owner

All Buttoned Up Events, Grand Rapids

I have had the pleasure of working with Gust for over ten years now. I can assure you when hiring him; you will not be disappointed. He’s professional, reliable and well-educated when it comes to officiating weddings. I like how he gets to know his couples so. Personally, you don’t find that with some officiants. Definitely an excellent choice to officiate your wedding!

Adrien Harding - Owner

RSVP Events, Grand Rapids

I highly recommend Gust! Many of my brides have chosen him to officiate their wedding ceremony here at the Goei Center. I appreciate how he takes excellent care of my couples on their special day. He is dependable, personable and thoughtful. Looking forward to working with Gust again soon as he receives outstanding praise from previous brides and us!

Lindsay Lieffers - Wedding Coordinator

Goei Center, Grand Rapids

WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards

WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Special thanks to all the couples who took the time review Forever Twogether and share their experience to help me win this award every year since 2007!




Reviews From Couples on Their Wedding Officiant Experience With Gust

A blended, non-denominational wedding in our home made us happy. Your flexibility and skill helped you to handle all obstacles. Thanks for including our children in the ceremony.

Jill and Tom

Thanks for making our wedding ceremony a beautiful and memorable occasion. A special thanks for reminding me that “everything was going to be fine” when the Best Man did not show up on time. Your calming presence was a gift from God.

Lisa and Chris

When you began singing the song “Blending” during our candle ceremony, the crowd was amazed! Your smooth baritone voice brought comfort and tears of joy to our hearts as we entered such a sacred moment.

Sue and Paul

When we announced that we were going to “get hitched” our parents did not like the idea. It was tough! Thanks for helping them to understand and attend our wedding. When our pastor refused to officiate our wedding things even got worst. The time spent with us after the rehearsal was a special time and we will always be thankful.

Sharon and Bill

We appreciated your sweet and personalized words which reflected our hearts. You took time to make our wedding ceremony close to our hearts and full of joy and celebration.

Carol and Dave