Everyone was complimenting the ceremony. They were saying that it was the best ceremony that they have ever been to. I LOVED it. Once I got up there, and you started talking....I wasn't nervous anymore. you made us both feel so comfortable. My whole family loved you. Thank you so much: there aren't words to say the thanks that you deserve. Thanks again Jeff...you made everything so wonderful.
Jessica and Cody Sunn
Jeffrey did an excellent job with our ceremony. The ceremony builder and the 3 sessions really enabled him to know us, and the ceremony he created was very personal. He was able to infer things about us that I don't even remember telling him - I was very impressed. We are not religious and there were no religious references at all, as we had requested. Both of my parents are deceased and he spent a moment honoring and remembering them, which was very important to me. He really listened to what we wanted and included everything we requested: emphasizing love, friendship, respect, trust and community. Our guests were also very impressed by how personal and touching the ceremony was. During the ceremony I felt like Jeffrey was a pillar of strength - when I was becoming emotional or nervous I found comfort and reassurance in him. He is truly a professional and really makes an effort to be supportive and helpful during the planning process. He also personalizes the ceremony and puts a lot of thought into creating the ceremony that suits the couple.
Stefan and Elise
Jeff officiated at our wedding with the perfect blend of joyfulness and soul. He created a real sense of what it means to get married, and never tried to steal the show. Afterwards, many of our guests approached him with sweet gratitude. In the months that preceded the wedding, and in the years since, Jeff showed us how to appreciate each other and how to cope with the issues that inevitably arise.
Pamela & Simon K.
Jeff was the perfect officiant for our wedding! He met with us monthly leading up to the wedding and helped us design a unique ceremony full of symbolism and meaning. Jeff provided us a forum to discuss our hopes, dreams, fears, and desires for the ceremony. Then, we compiled it all together into a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. He made it personal...it was "us" and not a canned ceremony from a book. It was truly our design. Our guests still talk about the ceremony and the wedding and many ask about Jeff. He became part of our special day and made it very meaningful. Our ceremony set the tone for a lovely and fun-filled reception.
Lynee and Dan Wells
My husband is a UK citizen and flew to Chicago, my hometown, for our wedding. We were already a bit nervous about the logistics of it all, and when our original officiant canceled on us a week before our date, I had NO idea what I was going to do!
I called Jeff after reading some glowing reviews on Yelp! He was incredibly understanding and kind. He offered us a lot of options and I was immediately thrilled with how warm and friendly he was. We eloped in his office, and it was exactly perfect. Even if I had years to plan it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing - most of all, Jeff. His words were incredibly beautiful and really touching. I'm pretty sad we moved overseas afterwards and don't have a chance to see him more often!
I can't say enough good things about him. I'd give him 10 stars if I could!
Working with Jeffrey was one of the best decisions we made during our planning process. We wanted a ceremony that felt familiar to our guests, yet unique and genuinely reflective of us as a couple. Jeffrey expertly helped us craft exactly that. He is easy to work with, detail oriented, an insightful listener, and a warm, gentle soul--exactly what you'd want from a wedding officiant. I'd recommend him to anyone.
We haven't used Jeffrey yet, but he'll be officiating our wedding next year, and the experience so far has been a good one. We met Jeffrey for our initial meeting to see if we clicked. He's definitely laid back and had the same philosophy that we have, considering that we'll be having a nonsecular wedding. We also loved that he had us fill out extensive questionnaires before we even met him, just so he could learn more about us and what we want. We decided to spring for his all inclusive package, which includes ceremony and counseling sessions.