Why You're Going to Give Us a Great Performance..
As a Chicago wedding officiant
for more than 22 years, I know that far more goes into a beautiful
wedding ceremony than ever meets the eye. Indeed the most effective
communication in a wedding ceremony takes place subliminally,
which is to say- without words. How you pose, repeat your vows,
light your unity candle or present your roses to VIPs, will
give subtle messages to your guests. It is very important then
understand how to do all of these things tellingly- for imagery
and performance in a wedding
ceremony will far out weigh words and storytelling.
In my rehearsal
session you will learn all that is required of your performance,
and then you will practice it. From this experience will come
confidence, and from confidence will come poise. There is no
more preferable frame of mind to be in during your ceremony
than calm, collected and confident, all of which you gained
My rehearsal sessions are typically
an hour and fifteen minutes or more in length, which is three
times the industry standard, and two and half times the length
of the actual ceremony. Also please note- I will never send
a substitute to rehearse for me- only I perform my rehearsals.
Your rehearsal is the key to your performance which is why
I personally conduct it. In a wedding ceremony performance
is everything, and my extensive rehearsal session thoroughly
prepares you to be the lead actor and actress that you are.
There is no aspect of my wedding
ceremony that I am not governing. This is to say that the entrance
of the bridal party, the introduction of music, the invitation
of readers to speak, the leading of brides and grooms through
their exchanges of vows and rings etc. are all regulated by
me. This needs to be, as I am not only an officiant but a master
of ceremony as well.
I say this because some wedding
coordinators, future mothers in law, even bridal party members
can take it
upon themselves to not only advise me, but will even attempt
to take the rehearsal session over. Such is not well received.
I want you to have the wedding
ceremony you see throughout this website and the one you're
paying your good money for. I help couples of all confidence
levels achieve the wedding ceremony performance they've dreamed
of. To achieve this, my rehearsal sessions are extremely thorough,
almost to a fault. I have watched well rehearsed
and confident couples give performances that easily rival stage
and cinema and it is my intention to take you
to that level of performance.