Miriam S. Jerris, Ph.D.

Miriam S. Jerris, Ph.D. is a Humanist Celebrant, certified by the Humanist Society of the American Humanist Association and is a Humanistic Rabbi ordained by the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism. She holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies and Masters Degrees in Near Eastern Studies and Humanistic and Clinical Psychology. Her background and education places her in a exceptional position to serve the needs of couples from different cultural and religious backgrounds. She is committed to celebrating, with dignity, couples whose needs often go unmet, whether they are humanistic, interfaith, interracial, intercultural or LGBQT.


Stephen J. Stawicki

Mr. Stawicki is a Master Bridal Consultant, the highest designation offered by the Association of Bridal Consultants and was the first person in Michigan to achieve this status. He services consist of event planning, complete wedding planning and same day coordinating. His expertise includes elegant outdoor weddings, working with two career couples and supporting out-of-state families planning weddings or events in Michigan. Mr. Stawicki also officiates wedding ceremonies serving, with sensitivity, multi-cultural couples and second marriages. He is a member of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE).

Photo by​ Sam Sarkis Photography

About Us

The Wedding Connection

The Wedding Connection

​We are a full-service wedding ceremony and event planning business owned and operated by a unique husband and wife team, Master Bridal Consultant and wedding officiant, Stephen J. Stawicki and Ceremonialist, Miriam S. Jerris, Ph.D., are available to provide professional and personalized services to meet all your event needs.