An Insistence on
Of all your wedding day events
none will be as important as the 30 minutes you entrust to
the Chicago wedding officiant performing your ceremony. All
of the time, effort and money you have invested in your wedding
during that fraction of an hour. For there, in front of dozens
or hundreds of your guests, you will both make your first statement
as husband and wife. And cameras and video recorders will make
your images, your words and most importantly- your wedding
day decisions – permanent.
A great wedding ceremony is designed
to engage its audience. It follows then that the bridal party
should face their guests, which is visually alluring and eminently
wording of the ceremony should be spoken in modern, conversational
English whose meaning is readily and easily understood. And
the choreography of the ceremony should involve a variety
of highly effective vignettes, such as candle lighting or
wine sharing along with the presentation of roses. This imagery,
along with the interaction of your family and friends, honors
their relationship with you before the on looking audience.
These unforgettable moments produce smiles and tears – evidence
that your guests have reached the coveted high ground of an
entertainment event. That’s why the ceremony must evoke
emotion – for feelings are what move us.
With proper guidance and planning,
your ceremony will say the right things about you, through
the words and events of your choosing, and create indelible
memories in the hearts and minds of your guests. This tailor-made
approach in wedding ceremony design will produce opportunities
for exceptional photography and video footage, and will place
everyone in a jubilant mood for the reception that follows.
I will approach your wedding as
an opportunity- to show everyone present what this day means
to you. I bring to my couples dozens of unique options they
can use in making their ceremony photogenic, entertaining,
and most importantly- evocative.
Greatness in a wedding ceremony will never be achieved by simply performing a
rerun of the common wedding ceremony for your guests. Your wedding ceremony must
be so much more than this.
Everything I do as a Chicago wedding
officiant is calculated for effect. Every word, every event,
and every participant are collectively used in my ceremonies
the praise and compliments of the audience.
The bride and groom are happiest
when guests compliment them on their wedding. That's why meeting
the needs of your audience is critical to the success of your
ceremony. Your guests have a need and a right to see you, to
hear you, and to be entertained by what you've invited them
to, and for what they've given up their time for. Feelings
are key to this for feelings make weddings just as feelings
make movies and novels.
A wedding ceremony becomes entertaining
and meaningful because it is moving the audience in some way.
Ultimately, the events of my ceremonies are used to develop
and direct those feelings toward the bride and groom. Experience has taught me as a
Chicago wedding officiant that brides are emotionally invested
in the success of their weddings - after all, they've dreamed
day most of their lives. Grooms, on the other hand, don't want
their wedding ceremony to diminish their masculinity, and for
that reason, often fear an overly sentimental wedding. As a
result, the ceremony must balance the concerns of the bride
and groom with their guest's need to be aptly entertained.
Accordingly, I construct my wedding ceremonies around the words
and events of my couples' choosing, presenting them in a format
that engages and impacts their guests while respecting each
of their concerns.
ideas on wedding ceremony design have gotten traction.
My weddings have been on CBS and Fox. I have been an invited
guest on Chicago talk radio (WCKG). A front page article was
written about my work in a regional paper (The Post-Tribune).
Journalists from The Chicago Tribune and New York Times have
asked my input for articles they were writing on wedding ceremonies,
and I am listed in the back pages of REAL SIMPLE magazine's
issue on weddings as a contributing expert.
is my intention to instill within my couples the confidence
lead actor and actress that my wedding ceremonies require of
them. For I intend to make your presence not just photogenic
magnificent before your assembled guests- letting them admire
you and your poised performance for the entirety of that coveted
I don't have a casual interest
in how your wedding ceremony turns out. Neither will I assume
that you are "naturally" ready to give such a beautiful
performance. This is why every aspect of your ceremony is explained
first in detail, and only then rehearsed. And this is also
why my couples excel in their performances- for they know fundamentally
what their ceremony requires of them, and they are then exceedingly
comfortable and confident in delivering it.
The take-away is this:
From my planning session, where
you will confidently choose the look and feel of a wedding
ceremony that's best for you...
...to my rehearsal session, the
most thorough in the industry, where you will gain that all
important confidence which comes from expert knowledge and
...to the performance of your
wedding ceremony, under my veteran directorship, guiding you
gracefully through the beautiful events you will remember for
a life time...
I want you to know that throughout
all of this- you are in my good care, and that your wedding
ceremony is going to be exceptional.