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Love Story Weddings, Rev. Brad Hughes
Love Story Weddings, Rev. Brad Hughes

Love Story Weddings, Rev. Brad Hughes

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Introduction: When most weddings feel more like a long funeral or a lame comedy act... Love Story Weddings features your engaging LOVE STORY for a fresh, fun, & unforgettable wedding! For Availability & Information VISIT: LoveStoryWeddings.org EMAIL: Rev.BradHughes at gmail.com TEXT: 815*347*8785 (c) For fastest response time... please complete contact form at LoveStoryWeddings.org

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Serves Crystal Lake, IL

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11 years in business

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Exceptional 5.0

21 reviews


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Shallu C.

Rev. Brad is simply AMAZING! We could not have asked for a better officiant for our wedding. He had everyone in the room engaged, laughing, and crying. He spent the time to get to know us and went over details that we didn’t think of on our own. His emphasis on our love story made it feel very custom and intimate. All our guests are still talking about this ceremony and it will forever be our favorite part of the wedding weekend! If we could rate Brad 10/5, we would! HIGHLY recommend.
May 6, 2021
Paul M.

Rev. Brad was an awesome officiant! We had a very small but intimate wedding due to Covid, and we really didn't want an officiant to read from a copy/paste script from hundreds of other weddings done in the past. Love Story Weddings is all about your personal wedding, and telling your love story, from the very beginning! Brad made our wedding ceremony unique, fun, and emotional in all the right ways. We had several meetings (over Zoom) to curate our story leading up to our special day, and he made sure it was perfect with all the details. Brad showed up early to our venue the day of which kept us at ease, and he really made us feel like we were the only couple in the world getting married at the time. After the ceremony, he even personally mailed our Marriage License for us to the Cook County City Clerk! I would highly recommend Rev. Brad as the officiant for your wedding. You will not regret it! Sincerely, Happy Newlyweds Paul & Halley
Oct 13, 2020
Megan S.

If you're looking for an officiant for your wedding, your search is officially OVER! Rev Brad is INCREDIBLE. Here's the scoop: My husband and I just got married a couple weeks ago, but we have been working with Rev Brad for the last year or so. We bought a house a couple years ago, and haven't been able to find a church to call home yet. So, for our wedding, I was determined to find someone who was 1. Non denominational (my husband and I are different religions) 2. Not over-the-top religious (we were not planning on getting married in a church) and 3. Could balance love, laughter, and seriousness in our ceremony. So basically we were looking for a needle in a haystack. I found rev Brad through "the knot" and all the great reviews on him and his "love story". I really wanted something different, so I was intrigued by the love story approach. I watched several videos, and decided to reach out and see if we could meet in person. Rev Brad was fantastic from the start. He was super flexible, even meeting us at a Panera close to our house while he drove an hour to get to us (pre-pandemic). When my husband and I first met rev Brad we were hesitant since it was the first time we were meeting with a potential officiant, but rev Brad quickly made us feel super comfortable. We got to know each other, talked about our families, and what our vision was for our wedding. Rev Brad was never pushy, and had all his attention focused on us. Toward the end of our meeting, he gave us options, and no pressure to take some time to think and decide. We didn't need to wait, we made the decision then and there to not only have rev Brad officiate our wedding, but to also do pre marital counseling with him. My husband and I have been together (dating) for 12 years.. So it seemed like a good idea to do the counseling and see what it would be like. We met with Rev Brad a handful of other times both in person and via video call, and each time we felt as if we were the absolute most important thing he could be doing at that moment. He opened our eyes to things about each other, without ever judging us, and truly wanted to support and help us. He coordinated the rehearsal, and managed my unruly (drunk..) wedding party during it with so much patience and made us all laugh. We were given full edit rights to the ceremony script he developed in partnership with us, but honestly we didn't really change anything.. It's like he's done this before! On our big day, the ceremony was absolutely perfect. Our guests are STILL giving compliments on how much they loved the ceremony. We couldn't be happier!! I feel like hes part of our family, and we plan to stay in touch with him in the future.
Aug 19, 2020
Iman J.

We were married in December 2017 and Rev. Brad was our officiant. He's incredibly easy to work with and makes sure to tailor the wedding to you and not the other way around. Our guests loved him so much they asked us where we found him. Brad was able to truly make our wedding even more perfect, thank you!
Aug 3, 2020
Erin P.

Finding a good officiant was very important to my husband and I. We wanted to have someone that would tell our story to our guests and create the ceremony we dreamed of. We wanted an officiant that matched our energy and that would keep our guests awake and involved through our entire ceremony. Rev. Brad was the PERFECT fit. After many meetings with different officiants, we could not stop thinking about Rev. Brad and how awesome he would be. We obviously decided to book him and we are so glad we did! From the moment we reached out to him, Rev. Brad cared for us and wanted to make our day perfect. We had many meetings with him so that he was truly able to get to know us and our story. On our big day (April 10, 2021), our ceremony was everything we had imagined! We had so many compliments on how beautiful our ceremony was! Rev. Brad definitely goes above and beyond and we highly recommend him!!
Apr 17, 2021
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Hugh Hughes


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Every wedding is unique. Many factors are considered when pricing a wedding ceremony that can best be evaluated during a free one-hour consultation. I offer 3 levels of service and flexible options that go with them. I have yet to meet with a couple who didn't see the unique value of what I offer to customize an unforgettable wedding that perfectly suits the couple's style, personality, and vision.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I meet with every couple for a helpful and informative Zoom consultation.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 13 years of experience as a non-denominational pastor and wedding officiant. I hold a Masters of Educational Ministries degree from Wheaton College '97 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Performance from Northern Illinois University '90. After NIU, I married my high school sweetheart on a heatwave summer day on July 20, 1992. We have 3 amazing kids, 1 snarky cat, and 1 happy golden retriever.

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