Michael

Michael

Michael’s primary goal in officiating your wedding is that you have as much fun as possible in a ceremony you will never forget.
His background in business and the performing arts have fostered his ability to craft creative ceremonies that run smoothly, are stress-free and full of smiles.


Michael loves learning about new cultures and practices and is excited to work with you to incorporate all the elements that important to you into your celebration.

His hope is that when you tell the story of your wedding day, the ceremony is the absolute highlight.

Michael is based in Mar Vista and travels throughout So Cal.

Michael is also one of our special notaries that can issue marriage licenses.

Fun Facts

Favorite Quote: “He wins an un-winable game by changing the rules."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and Cream
Soundtrack to your life: The official soundtrack to the TV show Suits
Favorite Disney Movie: Star Wars
Favorite Event Memory: A best man once pretended to throw the wedding rings at me instead of hand them, they hit me and went flying into the audience. Turns out it was actually a couple of nickels, and everyone burst out laughing - it was awesome!
Your Nickname: Mike 

Notable Wedding Review

From The Knot

We used Great Officiants for our wedding, our Officiant Michael Thieling was wonderful. He was so helpful for the entire wedding process. He took care of the marriage license and name change, which was a big relief. For the ceremony he put us at ease right away. I was nervous about the ceremony, but Michael made me relax and feel comfortable. He had us laughing and really enjoying our special moment. All our guests were just raving about him and what a wonderful ceremony it was. We can’t thank Michael and Great Officiants enough for making our day wonderful