Michelle M. Winner

Michelle M. Winner

Lives In

Portland, Oregon


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa


  • Weddings
  • Luxury Travel


Michelle M. Winner is ordained as a non-denominational minister with the All-Faiths Church in Vancouver, Washington, and has performed hundreds of weddings, baptisms, and a few funerals. She created her wedding officiant service to fill the need for couples without a formal church or who wanted to combine belief systems. She has been writing and performing custom wedding ceremonies for her couples for twenty years. She is licensed to perform weddings in all fifty states.

Michelle has been writing about weddings for over two decades. Her work has appeared in Forbes online, WSJ online, Business Insider, Conde Nast Digital Media, Afar, Saveur, LuxeGetaways, World Travel Magazine, Vox Creative, Islands and Justluxe, and she has worked as an editor for the New York Times Food App. Michelle is also a reporter for Travel Writers Radio Show on JAIR 87.8 FM Melbourne, Australia.

About Brides and Dotdash

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