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Celebrate Your Love Weddings

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL US 60645 (map)

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773-865-8540

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! More than a ceremony, your wedding is a celebration of your love. It should be as unique as you and the love that you and your fiancee share. My... Read more
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! More than a ceremony, your wedding is a celebration of your love. It should be as unique as you and the love that you and your fiancee share. My specialty is developing a personalized celebration of your love. My passion is developing a wedding ceremony experience that will be most meaningful and memorable to you and your guests. While I am a trained (2 Masters degrees) and ordained non-denominational minister, my approach is more spiritual than religious. My approach to wedding ceremonies is based on two key assumptions: first and foremost, every wedding ceremony should be a celebration of love. That's the whole reason for having a ceremony (rather than just treating it as a legal transaction). Secondly, this is YOUR ceremony, not mine. What I mean by that is the ceremony should reflect who you are (not me) and your ceremony should not suggest something you are not because you are conforming to an officiant's expectations. The result is that I help a couple to develop a ceremony that truly celebrates THEIR love in a very personal and customized manner. Read less
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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?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Tom was absolutely wonderful! He helped make our wedding so special. From the first meeting to the rehearsal dinner to the wedding day, Tom was kind, patient, and detail oriented. He had lots of resources available to allow us to customize our ceremony so that it was meaningful to us. At the rehearsal, he took his time with all of the details to make sure everyone felt comfortable with what to do as well as to decrease the nervousness for the big day. Tom really made sure that everyone was in the moment, especially my husband and I, and we really appreciated that. After the ceremony people were asking how long we had known Tom and saying what an amazing ceremony it had been. All in all, I highly recommend Reverend Tom for your wedding ceremony.
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Stewart
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Tom's ceremony was fantastic. There's really no other word that can describe the ceremony. It was heartfelt, personal, funny, and perfect. Even though our ceremony was in the far western suburbs, Rev. Tom did not have a problem coming all the way out to do the wedding. He handled our mix of religious and secular elements perfectly. I had upwards of 20 people tell me after the ceremony that it was one of the best wedding ceremonies they had ever heard. I would absolutely recommend his services to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
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Celebrate Your Love Weddings responded with the following comments:

Stewart, thank you so much for your review. I really enjoyed celebrating your and Melissa's love because you both were so open and invested in making your ceremony truly genuine to who you are as individuals and as a couple. The Lego Heart symbol of union was amazing and, by using it, you truly expressed your unique style!
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linda
Wedding:
10/27/2013
4.8/5.0
Rev. Tom is a hoot! I had a Halloween costume wedding and Rev. Tom made some funny comments that set the mood for the whole fun night. He performed a touching ,warm ceremony and my guest thought he knew us for years. We invited him to stay at our banquet and he mixed and joked so well with my guests. My band (who saw tons of ceremonies) said our cememony was the best they ever seen. I highly recommend Rev. Tom, he is warm funny, easy to work with and provided a wonderful service.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.9/5.0
Tom surprised us with a beautiful, heartwarming ceremony that brought laughter, tears, and smiles. It was so moving and everyone commented that "even if we didn't know you before, we really knew the both of you after Rev. Tom's words." Truly, you are in good hands with Tom.
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twstybobcat
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.9/5.0
Reverend Tom did a wonderful job with our ceremony. He is kind and warm, and performed beautifully. He was also very helpful in giving us exactly the kind of ceremony we wanted--we wanted one that was secular but still extremely special and which incorporated Mexican wedding traditions such as the lasso and monedas, and he was able to give us exactly what we asked for and then go even further and give us some extremely touching and meaningful moments. Our guests thought he was great, and so did we. Thank you, Tom!
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Alison
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Tom officiate our wedding and couldn't be happier! He put together a beautiful and personal ceremony. Our guests gave so many compliments! Working with Tom in the planning process was extremely easy. He had many resources for ideas and took the time to work with us to help customize our ceremony. Highly recommend!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Tom did a great job with us! He made sure we understood everything every step of the way. He told us the ceremony would be short and to the point, and thats exactly what we wanted! The ceremony was made special because we got to include our daughter in it! Another pro was that we had many selections for how we wanted the ceremony to go our way.
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chance516
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Tom was very good and he was a good person to marry you.
We wanted a short and sweet ceremony and thats exactly what he did.
He is a very nice person also
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Michael
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
The officiant performed a wonderful ceramony and made The Wedding
couple very special services
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Christi
Wedding:
9/11/2011
4.7/5.0
Tom, your ability to hold the crowd was wonderful!!! We enjoyed ourselves!!
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Jackloreta
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Tom is the best decision we made for our wedding. He offers suggestions yet keeps our own traditions alive which make it a truly memorable wedding. Due to a rain delay at our outdoor wedding rev tom not only stayed beyond the contracted time but spent time relaxing the bride and giving her hope. He is so powerful that each of your guests will laugh cry and cherish every moment. We highly recommend rev tom to be your officiant.
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J
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.8/5.0
Tom was excellent to work with and I would highly recommend him to other couples who are looking for someone who is kind, patient, and flexible in meeting all the needs of those in the wedding party. He provided us many options for vows and approach for the ceremony, and helped guide the process to make it easier given we had so much on our plate.
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Debi , Happily Married
Wedding:
2/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Tom is a doll! Our ceremony was just magnificent. We felt so comfortable with him as well as felt it so very easy to wok with him. He has a vast library of readings and choices to choose from to make your ceremony your own.....many ppl have commented already on how beautiful ours was.....definetly a great choice!
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.8/5.0
Reverend Tom helped us put together a very meaningful and special wedding ceremony. Our guests all loved how personal our ceremony was and even our photographer was tearing up! Both my new husband and I really felt like Rev. Tom was invested in making it special for us; we could tell it wasn't just a job for him.
He was extremely flexible and had a lot of great options to make sure that the ceremony was customized to be exactly what we wanted it to be.

It was really a beautiful ceremony (and not just according to my biased opinion; we got lots of compliments!); full of smiles, tears, and laughter.
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