I have officiated over 700 ceremonies in every wedding setting imaginable; and officiating beautifully regardless of race, faith, non-religious status, background, gender, sexual orientation, beliefs, or lifestyle.


My wedding day services include coordination with vendors, venue, DJ, coordinator, photographer, videographer, etc.  Wedding ceremony orchestrated so your photographer/videographer gets the best shots.


I strive for your satisfaction and provide full-service officiating tailored to your special day.  In addition to officiating, this also includes signing, completing and submitting your marriage license to the county clerk.


Officiating is my profession. You are obtaining a professional experienced friendly, personable, wedding officiant to help you create an experience of a lifetime.

Wedding Packages



  • Complimentary initial consultation (in-person, phone, or email).
  • Simple.
  • Legal ceremony, yet memorable.
  • For up to 3 guests.

Short & Sweet


  • Complimentary initial consultation (in-person, phone, or email).
  • Simple.
  • Minor customization and personalization.
  • Up to 15 guests.



  • Complimentary initial consultation (in-person, phone, or email).
  • Full service customization of ceremony.
  • Arriving 45 – 60 minutes prior to ceremony start time.
  • Unlimited phone and email support.
  • In-Person consultation at my office.
  • Travel to the ceremony venue.
  • Complementary copy of the The Wedding Rehearsal Guide.
  • Unlimited guests.



Most thorough you will ever see.

Wedding Ceremony Package Fees listed are for weddings performed in Chicago’s Western Suburbs.

Reimbursement of parking fees or admission fees is required for wedding ceremony sites where these are required.

Payment of a deposit of $100 is required to reserve wedding fees, date and time.  Remaining balance is due on or before 30 days before the wedding day. All payments are nonrefundable.

Fees include coordination of wedding ceremony with vendors i.e. venue, musicians, photographers, videographers etc, on day of wedding ceremony at wedding site.

Only the bride and groom can obtain a marriage license, I can not for them.

The marriage license will be completed and submitted to the appropriate county clerk.

By executing my service contract with me, you agree that this is the full extent of any compensation that I owe to you.

Weddings at Chapel in the Pines, wedding chapel, are performed solely through Chapel in the Pines Wedding & Banquet Center (Chapel in the Pines), and subject solely to their rules, fees and wedding ceremony packages.  Please visit –

All weddings performed off the property of Chapel in the Pines, is through Wedding Day Officiant, independent of Chapel in the Pines.   Chapel in the Pines is not legally responsible for Wedding Day Officiant.

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Additional Resources

Wedding Poems & Wedding Lyrics

Wedding Poems & Wedding Lyrics

Wedding Reading #1: Wedding Poems / Wedding Lyrics “The Art Of A Good Marriage” by

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Order of Wedding Ceremony Events

Order of Wedding Ceremony Events

Wedding Ceremony Events Prelude Ushers seat wedding guests Officiant and Groom enters and walks to

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Sample Wedding Ceremony

Sample Wedding Ceremony

I offer four wedding ceremony packages, the wedding packages are per guest.  Each wedding package

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Marriage License

Marriage License

It is the responsibility of the couple to obtain their IL marriage license and provide

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Wedding Rehearsal Summary

Wedding Rehearsal Summary

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!  First and foremost, you are not required to follow any

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Wedding Vow

Wedding Vow

Feel free to copy the wedding vow of your choice and paste into my wedding

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Contemporary Wedding Readings

Contemporary Wedding Readings

Wedding Reading #1: Contemporary Wedding Readings / Romantic Weddings Readings “A Touch of Heart” There

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The Wedding Rehearsal Guide

Choosing the right officiant for your can be tough and can make or break any wedding ceremony.  I understand the importance of finding the right officiant to lead your wedding ceremony.  This is why I have written and published The Ultimate Wedding Rehearsal Guide. This book has been crafted from the experiences of hosting well over one thousand wedding day services at Chapel in the Pines, and my experience of officiating over 700 weddings at various venues including hotels, country clubs, restaurants, banquet halls, private homes, back yards, tents, condominiums, parks, forest preserves, boats, gardens, green houses, chapels, universities and many other ceremony locations.

This book contains:

  • Detailed, condensed, step by step guide with numerous pictures and illustration, planning sheet and more.
  •  Ensure your wedding rehearsal goes smoothly, whether you’re the bride, groom, wedding participant, wedding planner, or wedding officiant.
  • On the wedding day, you need a written plan, also included is a condensed one page ceremony planning form.  This is separate from the script.  Just fill in the blanks with the names of all participants, ie. bridal party, parents, ushers etc, and the ceremony order of events will fall into place.  Without the form, you risk having things out of order, just plain forgotten, or things you hadn’t thought of until it is too late.

This ultimate guide will help your wedding go on without a hitch!  Use this step-by-step guide to assist in conducting your wedding rehearsal, feel free to add your own personal touches to create a dream wedding ceremony.

Available on Apple iTunes or at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Wedding Day Services - The Ultimate Wedding Rehearsal Guide is here to help you on planning your big day!
The Perfect Wedding Venue

Built on a foundation of love. This country chic destination wedding venue offers Midwestern charm right here in the Chicago-land area. A seven-acre private estate complete with luscious wedding gardens, breathtaking grounds, a White Victorian Wedding Chapel, an intimate Wedding Gazebo, Bridal Dressing Room Cottage and Vintage inspired Reception Hall.

Chapel In The Pines

Wedding Day Services - Chapel in the Pines victorian inspired wedding chapel and grounds - Officiating Gallery
Chapel in the Pines victorian inspired wedding chapel and grounds.
Wedding Day Services - Flowers in front of the wedding chapel - Officiating Gallery
Flowers in front of the wedding chapel.