I work closely with my couples to customize unique ceremonies. Other wedding officiants or clergymen/women have pre-planned ceremonies, or try to influence the couple to their religious beliefs. I am flexible and always provide my couples with the wedding that they want, not what I want, or what is most convenient and cost effective for me. Because this is all that I do (it's not something that I do to augment my income), I have all the time needed to work with my couples to provide their unique ceremony. My weddings can be classy or casual, always what the couple wants.
I love being invited to the wedding reception, because most couples come to feel close to me as a friend or mother figure, not just as someone who provided a service for their ceremony. But I never expect an invitation.
I get great satisfaction at seeing the smiling couple after the ceremony, seeing them happy that it went well because I helped them through it, and often that they are relieved it is over! I always get hugs from the happy couple because they feel I am part of the family. I love weddings and it shows!
Barrington, IL 60010