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Adam Jamsa Wedding officiant / Reverend

Peoria , IL
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Peoria, IL US (map)

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309-222-4290

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As a wedding officiant / Ordained Reverend, I strive to understand and embrace each individual’s spiritual path. I offer services for all faiths, inter-faith, non religious ceremonies... Read more
As a wedding officiant / Ordained Reverend, I strive to understand and embrace each individual’s spiritual path. I offer services for all faiths, inter-faith, non religious ceremonies and I recognize the marriage laws in Illinois. .

I believe a wedding ceremony should embody who the couple are - I have been officiating and providing wedding services in central Illinois and outlying areas for over seven years - it has been a privilege to get to know each couple and to craft and present a ceremony that expresses their spirituality, love and friendship. I have had to opportunity to officiate over 500 ceremonies and strive to make each ceremony unique to that couple and one that their family and friends will love as well. It is so important to really get to know the couple and share my experience, but also let them bring their own unique style to their wedding ceremony. The couples input is what truly makes a wedding ceremony special.

It is not only how a ceremony is written, but how it is presented -When I consult with couples they often ask, “Will our guests be able to hear you?” They will also comment on how often they witness ceremonies that are monotone or bland. As an officiant, my job only begins with creating a personalized ceremony. I rely on my extensive background in communications and theater and years of presentation experience to ensure that each ceremony is presented in an articulate and engaging style. It is important that a couple's guests feel that the officiant took the time to get to know them. A wedding is a couple's day to celebrate the love and friendship they have found in one another - it is important the every couple's ceremony not only represents them, but is presented with enthusiasm and professionalism.

I have the pleasure of working with my lovely wife Carolyn who serves as wedding rehearsal and ceremony coordinator. Carolyn has an extensive background in event promotions, she is there to assist in rehearsal and on the big day. She is a valuable addition and provides a fun and professional demeanor that puts every couple and their wedding party at ease. We are true wedding ceremony coordinators who do not believe in showing up ten minutes before your ceremony. This is your day – we want you and your family to enjoy the moment and let us take care of the details. I provide a free consultation - We also provide a wedding coordination service for those who need help in locating/contacting vendors and coordinating the day of. References are available upon request. Please visit our website for more details. Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about us. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

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Stephanie
Wedding:
7/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Adam did a great job officiating our wedding! We got so many compliments! I loved that he really personalized our ceremony, telling little stories about us and talking about my husband and I. he also took into consideration how religious or not religious we wanted the ceremony to be. He was willing to meet whenever I felt we needed to and always responded to my emails in a timely manner. His wife was also sweet and helpful! You can tell they really love doing this! Would recommend Adam to anyone in a heartbeat!
Adam did a great job officiating our wedding! We got so many compliments! I loved that he really personalized our Read more...
Adam did a great job officiating our wedding! We got so many compliments! I loved that he really personalized our ceremony, telling little stories about us and talking about my husband and I. he also took into consideration how religious or not religious we wanted the ceremony to be. He was willing to meet whenever I felt we needed to and always responded to my emails in a timely manner. His wife was also sweet and helpful! You can tell they really love doing this! Would recommend Adam to anyone in a heartbeat! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Let me start off by saying that Adam and his wife Carolyn were 1 of 3 vendors that we were really pleased with at our wedding. Let me just make this easy for you, and tell you that having Adam officiate your wedding will be one of the best decisions you'll make!

Ceremony Prep:
Our wedding had additional planning due to the odd location and my husband and I changing our minds about the ceremony. Adam was outstanding and rewrote a lot of the ceremony with 100% dedication, even after he had wrote a wonderful first draft. He was prompt and thorough with all email correspondence. We even talked with him over the phone for an initial conference before booking.

Ceremony:
The radar was not kind to us on our wedding day. It rained and was very unpredictable. Everything was already set outside for an outdoor ceremony. Adam and his wife Carolyn were completely calm and collected and helped us make some quick decisions. Adam improvised and adjusted the ceremony on the fly to accommodate for the shortened time. (We were trying to beat the rain.) Even though we cut the ceremony very short, EVERYONE commented about how it did not feel rushed and that it was the "wedding ceremony" of the year. I genuinely do not believe they were lying or just saying this to be nice. This was because Adam made the ceremony fit our personality . Adam did not use a microphone and his voice projected really well. He knew when to step aside so that the photographer/videographer could get footage of just us. He really engaged the audience and captured our relationship which made the ceremony so special. His wife, Carolyn, jumped in to help with the PA system that was not set-up, missing parts, and missing batteries. She was behind the scenes helping everything and we could truly have not done it without her.

After Ceremony:
We received a really nice follow-up email from them, which is really appreciated. We could not be more pleased with our choice as Adam as our officiant.
Let me start off by saying that Adam and his wife Carolyn were 1 of 3 vendors that we were really pleased with at our Read more...
Let me start off by saying that Adam and his wife Carolyn were 1 of 3 vendors that we were really pleased with at our wedding. Let me just make this easy for you, and tell you that having Adam officiate your wedding will be one of the best decisions you'll make!

Ceremony Prep:
Our wedding had additional planning due to the odd location and my husband and I changing our minds about the ceremony. Adam was outstanding and rewrote a lot of the ceremony with 100% dedication, even after he had wrote a wonderful first draft. He was prompt and thorough with all email correspondence. We even talked with him over the phone for an initial conference before booking.

Ceremony:
The radar was not kind to us on our wedding day. It rained and was very unpredictable. Everything was already set outside for an outdoor ceremony. Adam and his wife Carolyn were completely calm and collected and helped us make some quick decisions. Adam improvised and adjusted the ceremony on the fly to accommodate for the shortened time. (We were trying to beat the rain.) Even though we cut the ceremony very short, EVERYONE commented about how it did not feel rushed and that it was the "wedding ceremony" of the year. I genuinely do not believe they were lying or just saying this to be nice. This was because Adam made the ceremony fit our personality . Adam did not use a microphone and his voice projected really well. He knew when to step aside so that the photographer/videographer could get footage of just us. He really engaged the audience and captured our relationship which made the ceremony so special. His wife, Carolyn, jumped in to help with the PA system that was not set-up, missing parts, and missing batteries. She was behind the scenes helping everything and we could truly have not done it without her.

After Ceremony:
We received a really nice follow-up email from them, which is really appreciated. We could not be more pleased with our choice as Adam as our officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev Jamsa is amazing! We just had our ceremony on 5/30/15 at the Pere Marquette. We first contacted him because we wanted a very personal ceremony and an officiant who is experienced. That is exactly what we got and so much more! He is very friendly and genuinely interested in getting to know you as a couple so that he can write the best ceremony possible. He came up with a lot of different ideas for how to make our ceremony unique. He was very flexible in arranging times to meet and even offered to drive up to Chicago for a meeting since that is where we live. He wrote the ceremomny with so many personal touches. I really feel that everyone who was at the ceremony was able to get an idea of our personal love story. He talked about how we met, what we love about each other and what quirks we each have. There were many times that he had everyone laughing from saying something funny about us. He was extremely prepared and did not stumble over any part of the ceremony at all. He also was great at giving little head nods and ques to remind us of where to stand or when to hand off the bouquet, etc. I felt very comfortable up in front of so many people with him officiating. If you want a very personal and unique ceremony, then Rev Jamsa is perfect for you!
Rev Jamsa is amazing! We just had our ceremony on 5/30/15 at the Pere Marquette. We first contacted him because we wanted Read more...
Rev Jamsa is amazing! We just had our ceremony on 5/30/15 at the Pere Marquette. We first contacted him because we wanted a very personal ceremony and an officiant who is experienced. That is exactly what we got and so much more! He is very friendly and genuinely interested in getting to know you as a couple so that he can write the best ceremony possible. He came up with a lot of different ideas for how to make our ceremony unique. He was very flexible in arranging times to meet and even offered to drive up to Chicago for a meeting since that is where we live. He wrote the ceremomny with so many personal touches. I really feel that everyone who was at the ceremony was able to get an idea of our personal love story. He talked about how we met, what we love about each other and what quirks we each have. There were many times that he had everyone laughing from saying something funny about us. He was extremely prepared and did not stumble over any part of the ceremony at all. He also was great at giving little head nods and ques to remind us of where to stand or when to hand off the bouquet, etc. I felt very comfortable up in front of so many people with him officiating. If you want a very personal and unique ceremony, then Rev Jamsa is perfect for you! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Adam and Carol were AMAZING to work with and made my wedding day feel special. They allowed me to have as much input as I wanted in the ceremony by allowing me to review what would be said and done during the ceremony. They were extremely easy to work with and very helpful. I would highly recommend them to everyone!!
Adam and Carol were AMAZING to work with and made my wedding day feel special. They allowed me to have as much input as I Read more...
Adam and Carol were AMAZING to work with and made my wedding day feel special. They allowed me to have as much input as I wanted in the ceremony by allowing me to review what would be said and done during the ceremony. They were extremely easy to work with and very helpful. I would highly recommend them to everyone!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
LOVE LOVE LOVE Adam! Him and his wife were such a big help on our big day. So easy to work with and so much fun! He was just what we were looking for!
Adam and his wife Carolyn go above and beyond!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Adam! Him and his wife were such a big help on our big day. So easy to work with and so much fun! He was Read more...
LOVE LOVE LOVE Adam! Him and his wife were such a big help on our big day. So easy to work with and so much fun! He was just what we were looking for!
Adam and his wife Carolyn go above and beyond! Read less
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Dwight
Wedding:
4/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Adam and Carolyn were great! He met with us to understand what type of ceremony we wanted then provided us with some easy questions about each other. Once we answered the questions he provided a draft of the ceremony with suggested vows, ring ceremony and readings. We provided our feedback and he tailored the ceremony as we wished. He followed up a couple of times over the time from our agreement on the ceremony and the day of our ceremony, without our prompting! On our wedding day he was on time and performed the ceremony professionally, enthusiastically and with humor!! We had several comments from our guests that they really enjoyed Adam's presentation. His service was well worth his fee!
Adam and Carolyn were great! He met with us to understand what type of ceremony we wanted then provided us with some easy Read more...
Adam and Carolyn were great! He met with us to understand what type of ceremony we wanted then provided us with some easy questions about each other. Once we answered the questions he provided a draft of the ceremony with suggested vows, ring ceremony and readings. We provided our feedback and he tailored the ceremony as we wished. He followed up a couple of times over the time from our agreement on the ceremony and the day of our ceremony, without our prompting! On our wedding day he was on time and performed the ceremony professionally, enthusiastically and with humor!! We had several comments from our guests that they really enjoyed Adam's presentation. His service was well worth his fee! Read less
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Debi
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
It was a delight to work with Adam. From our first meeting and throughout the planning process, he proved to be responsive, insightful, patient, and personable. He had the utmost respect for our spirituality and preferences. Adam clearly has found a passion in his vocation. The ceremony was heartfelt, sincere, intimate, and exactly what we were looking for. Carolyn was a great comfort as well, as a facilitator and all around swell lady!
It was a delight to work with Adam. From our first meeting and throughout the planning process, he proved to be Read more...
It was a delight to work with Adam. From our first meeting and throughout the planning process, he proved to be responsive, insightful, patient, and personable. He had the utmost respect for our spirituality and preferences. Adam clearly has found a passion in his vocation. The ceremony was heartfelt, sincere, intimate, and exactly what we were looking for. Carolyn was a great comfort as well, as a facilitator and all around swell lady! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Adam officated my wedding last weekend. Adam and Carolyn are great to work with! Adam will do every thing to make sure your ceremony is one of a kind and perfect for you and your fiancé. My family has enjoyed working with Adam and Carolyn on more than one wedding!!
Adam officated my wedding last weekend. Adam and Carolyn are great to work with! Adam will do every thing to make sure Read more...
Adam officated my wedding last weekend. Adam and Carolyn are great to work with! Adam will do every thing to make sure your ceremony is one of a kind and perfect for you and your fiancé. My family has enjoyed working with Adam and Carolyn on more than one wedding!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
3/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Adam and Carolyn were the absolute best!!! Carolyn was wonderful and keeping the flow going and easing anyone's (especially mine) nerves. Adam in my opinion is the best in the business! He does a wonderful job at making the ceremony all about us! He made it quick and painless which is exactly how we both wanted it! I would without a doubt recommend them to anyone looking to make their wedding perfect!!!
Adam and Carolyn were the absolute best!!! Carolyn was wonderful and keeping the flow going and easing anyone's Read more...
Adam and Carolyn were the absolute best!!! Carolyn was wonderful and keeping the flow going and easing anyone's (especially mine) nerves. Adam in my opinion is the best in the business! He does a wonderful job at making the ceremony all about us! He made it quick and painless which is exactly how we both wanted it! I would without a doubt recommend them to anyone looking to make their wedding perfect!!! Read less
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Bianca
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jamsa and his wife made my Valentine's Day in home wedding go off without a hitch. His wife was very comforting when I was going crazy and Reverend Jamsa had an energy that I have never seen before at any wedding. My husband and I were quite impressed. When we have a child, I will be calling Adam Jamsa back to bless our child. He and his wife were absolute professionals!!!! They are highly recommended. Thank you from the Hayes-Brown Family!!
Reverend Jamsa and his wife made my Valentine's Day in home wedding go off without a hitch. His wife was very comforting Read more...
Reverend Jamsa and his wife made my Valentine's Day in home wedding go off without a hitch. His wife was very comforting when I was going crazy and Reverend Jamsa had an energy that I have never seen before at any wedding. My husband and I were quite impressed. When we have a child, I will be calling Adam Jamsa back to bless our child. He and his wife were absolute professionals!!!! They are highly recommended. Thank you from the Hayes-Brown Family!! Read less
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