I am a wedding officiant who performs weddings and commitment ceremonies that are absolutely customized to your wishes. I have no rules or limitations other than those imposed by the State of Illinois, and the county where your ceremony will take place. I am here to help
you create the perfect ceremony for your very special and memorable day.
I do not adhere to any religious dogma. However, I am an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church, which permits me to perform legal marriage ceremonies in any state. I will honor and respect any belief system that you wish to incorporate into your ceremony, at any level of spirituality or perform a secular ceremony with no references to any religious or spiritual beliefs. I have no agenda and will never attempt to influence your choices. I will not, however, perform any ceremony that would compromise my integrity as a wedding officiant.
I perform ceremonies within the entire Chicago metropolitan area and collar counties, including Wisconsin and Indiana, at any venue or setting you have chosen, such as chapels, clubs, banquet facilities, your home or outdoors. I also perform elopement ceremonies at my home in Barrington, Illinois.
I maintain a library of hundreds of promises, vows, blessings, declarations and readings, and work very closely with you during the months prior to your ceremony to design your unique ceremony. A detailed profile and questionnaire will help me to narrow down your choices for the various components of your ceremony. This eliminates your having to read through selections that would not be appealing to you or your fiancé or fiancée. I also have pre-planned ceremonies that are lovely at very reduced fees to help you remain within your budget for last-minute wedding ceremonies
Very often, parents and family members are disappointed when couples do not wish to be married in the family’s church or religion. In these cases, I am happy to provide ideas and suggestions for incorporating those family members or components into your ceremony to help them feel more comfortable about your choices. While it is rarely possible to please everyone, we can try to bring harmony into your wedding while adhering to your own special wishes.
I am here to work with you at whatever level you wish. I am flexible, I am here to support your choices, and to help you if you have no idea where to start. I have performed over 70 ceremonies of a great variety, all unique.
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Barrington, IL 60010