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Caring HARTS

Crystal Lake , IL
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LOCATION

1068 Butler Drive
Crystal Lake, IL US 60014 (map)

PHONE

815-793-3325

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ABOUT US

Providers of sweet and romantic non-denominational ministry services for weddings, baptisms, home blessings, etc. We personalize ceremonies to make your day EXTRA SPECIAL. Civil,... Read more
Providers of sweet and romantic non-denominational ministry services for weddings, baptisms, home blessings, etc. We personalize ceremonies to make your day EXTRA SPECIAL. Civil, spiritual, religious, military, multi-cultural. Inside or out, simple to lavish - many packages to suit couples tastes and preferences all at budget friendly prices. Counseling offered but not req. Serving McHenry, Kane, Cook, Lake, DuPage, Will Counties Rockford, Joliet, Chicago, DeKalb and Southern Wisc from Milwaukee to Lake Geneva. Read less
Officiant

INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.3/5.0
I booked Reverend Robert Russell about a year before my scheduled wedding date. We chatted over the phone, and I felt very comfortable and excited about having him officiate my wedding day. He seemed very upbeat and friendly.

Just a week before the wedding I hadn't heard from anyone about the details of my ceremony. With all of the last minute details I was thinking about, I hadn't yet gotten to calling to finalize everything. I would have liked a courtesy call to check in and confirm everything more than a week before the wedding.

Just a day before the wedding I got a call from Reverend Kathy (Bob's Wife) stating that Bob would NOT be able to officiate my wedding because of a family emergency and that she would be officiating instead. Though I understand that emergencies happen, I was very disappointed. I do not feel the ceremony went smoothly. I don't think many of my guests could hear what was being said, even with the microphone. There seemed to have been some confusion in regards to the marriage license before the ceremony as well. (We were married in Wisconsin, they are from Illinois) I haven't picked up my marriage certificate yet so I'm hoping the filing process went smoothly. I can't imagine what I would have done if Rev. Bob wouldn't have been able to make it and there was nobody available with just a day before the wedding.

I'm sure my single review does not represent Caring Harts as a whole, and I'm sure this type of thing doesn't happen on a regular basis... it was just kind of a bummer.
At the end of the day though, my husband and I are still married, and that is what counts!
I booked Reverend Robert Russell about a year before my scheduled wedding date. We chatted over the phone, and I felt very Read more...
I booked Reverend Robert Russell about a year before my scheduled wedding date. We chatted over the phone, and I felt very comfortable and excited about having him officiate my wedding day. He seemed very upbeat and friendly.

Just a week before the wedding I hadn't heard from anyone about the details of my ceremony. With all of the last minute details I was thinking about, I hadn't yet gotten to calling to finalize everything. I would have liked a courtesy call to check in and confirm everything more than a week before the wedding.

Just a day before the wedding I got a call from Reverend Kathy (Bob's Wife) stating that Bob would NOT be able to officiate my wedding because of a family emergency and that she would be officiating instead. Though I understand that emergencies happen, I was very disappointed. I do not feel the ceremony went smoothly. I don't think many of my guests could hear what was being said, even with the microphone. There seemed to have been some confusion in regards to the marriage license before the ceremony as well. (We were married in Wisconsin, they are from Illinois) I haven't picked up my marriage certificate yet so I'm hoping the filing process went smoothly. I can't imagine what I would have done if Rev. Bob wouldn't have been able to make it and there was nobody available with just a day before the wedding.

I'm sure my single review does not represent Caring Harts as a whole, and I'm sure this type of thing doesn't happen on a regular basis... it was just kind of a bummer.
At the end of the day though, my husband and I are still married, and that is what counts! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev Bob wrote and performed a beautiful ceremony unique to us for an amazing price. Questions and phone calls were handled promptly. He was very professional and reassuring about everything. We were very pleased and all our guests loved him!
Rev Bob wrote and performed a beautiful ceremony unique to us for an amazing price. Questions and phone calls were handled Read more...
Rev Bob wrote and performed a beautiful ceremony unique to us for an amazing price. Questions and phone calls were handled promptly. He was very professional and reassuring about everything. We were very pleased and all our guests loved him! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anna
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I had looked at many different officiants because I wanted our ceremony to be very unique and special. I am so glad we found Rev. Bob! We were getting closer and closer to the wedding and it started to worry me that I couldn't find anyone who would customize our ceremony to the way WE wanted it. Rev. Bob was so helpful and understanding every step of the way. I had a ton of questions and he had no problem getting back to me right away with answers. We wrote our own vows and Rev. Bob even incorporated them into the ceremony so we didn't have to read from a piece of paper or worse- memorize them! :) I cannot praise him enough. He is very good at what he does and mostly, truly cares about your special day. The ceremony was everything we wanted and we felt blessed to have him marry us! We even forgot the marriage license the day of the wedding and he said no problem just bring it to me tomorrow- it was so nice to have that calm and collected help on a very hectic day! Thank you!!!!
I had looked at many different officiants because I wanted our ceremony to be very unique and special. I am so glad we Read more...
I had looked at many different officiants because I wanted our ceremony to be very unique and special. I am so glad we found Rev. Bob! We were getting closer and closer to the wedding and it started to worry me that I couldn't find anyone who would customize our ceremony to the way WE wanted it. Rev. Bob was so helpful and understanding every step of the way. I had a ton of questions and he had no problem getting back to me right away with answers. We wrote our own vows and Rev. Bob even incorporated them into the ceremony so we didn't have to read from a piece of paper or worse- memorize them! :) I cannot praise him enough. He is very good at what he does and mostly, truly cares about your special day. The ceremony was everything we wanted and we felt blessed to have him marry us! We even forgot the marriage license the day of the wedding and he said no problem just bring it to me tomorrow- it was so nice to have that calm and collected help on a very hectic day! Thank you!!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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jaimielee1098
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Bob was terrific!! He got a great sense of my husband and I and the service felt personalized and heartfelt. He had such kind words to say and was able to match our personalities perfectly. Just overall an amazing man! If you're looking for a sweet, happy and caring person you found it in Caring Harts and Reverend Bob!
Reverend Bob was terrific!! He got a great sense of my husband and I and the service felt personalized and heartfelt. He Read more...
Reverend Bob was terrific!! He got a great sense of my husband and I and the service felt personalized and heartfelt. He had such kind words to say and was able to match our personalities perfectly. Just overall an amazing man! If you're looking for a sweet, happy and caring person you found it in Caring Harts and Reverend Bob! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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fedex02
Wedding:
8/29/2009
4.0/5.0
Overall - we had great communication with Rev. Bob. His services include constant communication via written response (he asks the couple to fill out a survey about your relationship), phone calls, and emails. Anytime we had questions, he was there to answer. Also, for our service, it included a wedding consultation to just go over any concerns before the wedding. We were really comfortable talking to Rev. Bob.

Then on the wedding date, I think it just started a little off when we forgot to give him the wireless mic. No one could hear him in the beginning and it was a little bit too long. Otherwise, the content was special and endearing.
Overall - we had great communication with Rev. Bob. His services include constant communication via written response (he Read more...
Overall - we had great communication with Rev. Bob. His services include constant communication via written response (he asks the couple to fill out a survey about your relationship), phone calls, and emails. Anytime we had questions, he was there to answer. Also, for our service, it included a wedding consultation to just go over any concerns before the wedding. We were really comfortable talking to Rev. Bob.

Then on the wedding date, I think it just started a little off when we forgot to give him the wireless mic. No one could hear him in the beginning and it was a little bit too long. Otherwise, the content was special and endearing. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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