The Centerpiece of Your Wedding Ceremony

Good storytelling is an ancient gift that never goes out of style. It is an art form that every human being is naturally drawn to. Voice inflection, facial expression, body language and more, captivate listeners, engage their imagination, and involve them in the story.

You have your own story waiting to be told at your wedding ceremony.

Crafting your story may sound intimidating at first, but Gust is the gifted storyteller that will gather the information needed to tell it, then incorporate your unique story into a memorable wedding centerpiece. The analogy of centerpiece is because you’ll discover that your story is central to your guests’ involvement in your celebration. It’s what they will remember the most and it’s what they will tell you they enjoyed the most.

This is one of the primary reasons Gust is in such high demand for weddings. Couples are amazed at his ability to help them create the way to share their story with minimal effort on their part. They marvel at how their wedding guests respond to this highlight of the ceremony.

Each point of contact with Gust between now and your wedding day is a discovery process that he is helping you to weave into a unique wedding ceremony that is truly you. By the time your special day arrives, the most common reaction is that your guests feel as if Gust has known you for years.

The how he does this is not nearly as important as the why he does this. Your wedding day is undeniably one of the most important days in your life. Gust thrives on delivering a unique and memorable experience. Discovering your love story is part of his delight. Presenting it skillfully is his calling and every ceremony he officiates shows he genuinely appreciates the honor of being a part of it.

Not surprisingly, since Gust is the most sought after West Michigan wedding officiant, others have introduced the “love story” approach into their presentations as well. That’s good. Every couple should have their story told as part of their ceremony. Gust did not invent the art of story telling, nor does he hold an exclusive on it, but rest assured, he has mastered it well.

Contact Gust to reserve him for your special day and experience his art of storytelling for yourself.


Gust Bassianotis does a fantastic job when it comes all things wedding related. He offers up phenomenal advice when it comes to planning and organization. My fiance and I had the pleasure of working with Gust during our martial counseling. He speaks from the heart and is truly concerned about the sanctity of a true marriage.
During our sessions he talked with us about plenty of big issues that most marriages face, yet he also listened to us and customized his teaching and counseling to what he felt we needed aid in. Gust even went as far as sitting down with us over a cup of coffee to talk about the wedding, the teaching he wanted to do, the format of the ceremony he would like to follow, he even took time to review our story of how we met, how we got engaged, our passions, and went and made a love story to tell people at the ceremony.
Let me tell you what, that story was spot on! I don’t know how he does it! Gust is an amazing man that we have had the pleasure of handling our wedding with! 5 out of 5 stars!

Inspiration Video (that's the link to their facebook fan page) shot a wedding I was recently a part of and their videographers did such a wonderful job capturing and editing it. Thanks for the kind words on the wedding ceremony and for sharing the video with me!

You did such a great job with her wedding...I loved how much you talked about them, it made my editing that much nicer.
- Inspiration Video

The beautiful bride Maggie owns and operates her very own, very successful wedding dress shop right downtown Grand Rapids Renee Austin Wedding! Congratulations again Justin & Maggie!


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