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Flow Ceremonies

Chicago , IL

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773-203-4631

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ABOUT US

When you engage my services, you ensure yourself a beautiful ceremony, tailored to reflect your personality and style.

All the ceremonies I offer are completely personalized—... Read more
When you engage my services, you ensure yourself a beautiful ceremony, tailored to reflect your personality and style.

All the ceremonies I offer are completely personalized—but some include extras. I offer three complete packages to help you choose the services you desire.

I look forward to helping you create the ceremony of your dreams! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious 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?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, definitely.
 
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I dress to support the style of the wedding.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes! Every wedding is a unique, individual event. Your ceremony shoudl reflect your personal style and values.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes! You can use or blend existing vows, write your own, or as me for help in composing your vows.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Absolutely not! You can include any reading or readings that are meaningful to you. If you're not sure what to use, I will do research to help you find readings that express what you want to say.
How long are your ceremonies?
They vary, but most are 20-30 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. I strongly recommend them—and they are included in the price of the ceremony.
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, upon request.

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Sheri officiated our wedding in October. She was a delight to work with; calm, funny, easy going and very nice, she really listened to what we wanted and created a beautiful ceremony for us. We went back and forth working through a series of small changes to her first draft and she happily kept tweaking until we were completely happy. From first contact through to after our day had come and gone, she was quick to respond and very helpful.

She was able to do our rehearsal for us, and she just fit really well with our crowd, made us all feel at ease instantly. During the actual ceremony, she was charming and heartfelt. We continue to receive compliments on how unique, genuine and perfectly suited to the two of us the ceremony was. Credit due to Sheri Redi for her beautiful work.
Sheri officiated our wedding in October. She was a delight to work with; calm, funny, easy going and very nice, she really Read more...
Sheri officiated our wedding in October. She was a delight to work with; calm, funny, easy going and very nice, she really listened to what we wanted and created a beautiful ceremony for us. We went back and forth working through a series of small changes to her first draft and she happily kept tweaking until we were completely happy. From first contact through to after our day had come and gone, she was quick to respond and very helpful.

She was able to do our rehearsal for us, and she just fit really well with our crowd, made us all feel at ease instantly. During the actual ceremony, she was charming and heartfelt. We continue to receive compliments on how unique, genuine and perfectly suited to the two of us the ceremony was. Credit due to Sheri Redi for her beautiful work. Read less
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Sean
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved Sheri as our officiant. The ceremony was professional, personal and intimate. People for the rest of the night were talking about how great the service was. Sheri did a great job at letting our guests get to know us.
I loved Sheri as our officiant. The ceremony was professional, personal and intimate. People for the rest of the night Read more...
I loved Sheri as our officiant. The ceremony was professional, personal and intimate. People for the rest of the night were talking about how great the service was. Sheri did a great job at letting our guests get to know us. Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We had been together for 7 years (engaged for 3) & suddenly gay marriage become legal in. We were THRILLED, but hadn't a clue where to begin with planning the event. We were both raised Catholic, but certainly the Church didn't seem to be a fit. We wanted a ceremony that was somewhat traditional, but not TOO traditional. We googled, found Sheri's profile, then called & met with her within days. She was going to be the "first" officiant we met with, but ended up being the ONLY officiant we met with, because it was so evident she understood who we were & what we were looking for. She guided us through a very simple process of devising a one-of-a-kind ceremony that is still being regarded by our guests, as "the best wedding ever!" My husband's father said, "I've been to a million weddings, but yours was the first to make me realize just how important marriage is." My sister said, "Your officiant made me want to get married all over again!" So what was SO special? Sheri is a talented writer, an experienced listener, and she helped my fiancee and I re-visit the "roots" of the relationship. She crafted a ceremony that told OUR story of how we got to this day, why this day was so crucial, and why every person in attendance mattered. She's theatrical enough to maintain guests' attention, but not so dramatic that she "stole the show." Her balanced and heartfelt demeanor throughout the entire process is something I can only aspire to in my own professional endeavors. Her rates were more than fair, and her flexibility with our rehearsal and attire requests were kindly accommodated. We are truly blessed to have worked with her, and everything that followed after meeting with her, from selecting musicians to flowers to wardrobe to photographers to cake to food, was all so easy because she kept our intentions with the ceremony grounded and true to our mission. Our wedding day was the happiest day of our lives, and we are forever indebted to her.
We had been together for 7 years (engaged for 3) & suddenly gay marriage become legal in. We were THRILLED, but hadn't a Read more...
We had been together for 7 years (engaged for 3) & suddenly gay marriage become legal in. We were THRILLED, but hadn't a clue where to begin with planning the event. We were both raised Catholic, but certainly the Church didn't seem to be a fit. We wanted a ceremony that was somewhat traditional, but not TOO traditional. We googled, found Sheri's profile, then called & met with her within days. She was going to be the "first" officiant we met with, but ended up being the ONLY officiant we met with, because it was so evident she understood who we were & what we were looking for. She guided us through a very simple process of devising a one-of-a-kind ceremony that is still being regarded by our guests, as "the best wedding ever!" My husband's father said, "I've been to a million weddings, but yours was the first to make me realize just how important marriage is." My sister said, "Your officiant made me want to get married all over again!" So what was SO special? Sheri is a talented writer, an experienced listener, and she helped my fiancee and I re-visit the "roots" of the relationship. She crafted a ceremony that told OUR story of how we got to this day, why this day was so crucial, and why every person in attendance mattered. She's theatrical enough to maintain guests' attention, but not so dramatic that she "stole the show." Her balanced and heartfelt demeanor throughout the entire process is something I can only aspire to in my own professional endeavors. Her rates were more than fair, and her flexibility with our rehearsal and attire requests were kindly accommodated. We are truly blessed to have worked with her, and everything that followed after meeting with her, from selecting musicians to flowers to wardrobe to photographers to cake to food, was all so easy because she kept our intentions with the ceremony grounded and true to our mission. Our wedding day was the happiest day of our lives, and we are forever indebted to her. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Sheri officiated my wedding on August 23rd and was wonderful through the whole process. I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic and we were looking to have a ceremony that incorporated both religions but wasn't over-the-top religious. Sheri was fantastic about hearing our wishes and tailoring our ceremony towards us! She would be very capable of performing a more religious wedding if that's what the couple wanted!

Every choice, detail, etc. about out ceremony was tailored to us and what we wanted out of it. It never felt like a cookie-cutter ceremony, she even including our love story in our ceremony and wrote it so elegantly.

She was wonderful about changing the draft throughout our year engagement as our ideas changed and out wedding became more fleshed out. And was always quite to respond to all of our e-mails.

I highly recommend her!
Sheri officiated my wedding on August 23rd and was wonderful through the whole process. I am Jewish and my husband is Read more...
Sheri officiated my wedding on August 23rd and was wonderful through the whole process. I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic and we were looking to have a ceremony that incorporated both religions but wasn't over-the-top religious. Sheri was fantastic about hearing our wishes and tailoring our ceremony towards us! She would be very capable of performing a more religious wedding if that's what the couple wanted!

Every choice, detail, etc. about out ceremony was tailored to us and what we wanted out of it. It never felt like a cookie-cutter ceremony, she even including our love story in our ceremony and wrote it so elegantly.

She was wonderful about changing the draft throughout our year engagement as our ideas changed and out wedding became more fleshed out. And was always quite to respond to all of our e-mails.

I highly recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Bethany
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I were introduced to Sheri Reda by our wedding planner. We initially met with her at Starbucks and talked for an hour about how we met, what we do for fun, what we're looking for in a ceremony, etc. We were looking for a secular ceremony that was personalized and had a lot of meaning. After this initial meeting, Sheri drafted up a ceremony that basically told the story of our relationship. It was so amazing and exceeded everything we expected. We were told by many of our wedding guests that it was the most sentimental and special ceremony they had ever been to. Sheri was organized, professional, and a joy to work with. We would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a memorable ceremony.
My fiance and I were introduced to Sheri Reda by our wedding planner. We initially met with her at Starbucks and talked Read more...
My fiance and I were introduced to Sheri Reda by our wedding planner. We initially met with her at Starbucks and talked for an hour about how we met, what we do for fun, what we're looking for in a ceremony, etc. We were looking for a secular ceremony that was personalized and had a lot of meaning. After this initial meeting, Sheri drafted up a ceremony that basically told the story of our relationship. It was so amazing and exceeded everything we expected. We were told by many of our wedding guests that it was the most sentimental and special ceremony they had ever been to. Sheri was organized, professional, and a joy to work with. We would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a memorable ceremony. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Sheri officiated our service in August, 2014. I found Sheri at a friend's wedding and knew right away she had to perform my wedding. She did a great job of capturing the spirit of our relationship, telling the story we wanted to have for the ceremony, and mixing our two cultures/religions together to make a perfect ceremony. We would not have wanted anyone else to have performed this ceremony and would recommend Sheri to anyone.
Sheri officiated our service in August, 2014. I found Sheri at a friend's wedding and knew right away she had to perform Read more...
Sheri officiated our service in August, 2014. I found Sheri at a friend's wedding and knew right away she had to perform my wedding. She did a great job of capturing the spirit of our relationship, telling the story we wanted to have for the ceremony, and mixing our two cultures/religions together to make a perfect ceremony. We would not have wanted anyone else to have performed this ceremony and would recommend Sheri to anyone. Read less
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Nan
Wedding:
7/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Sheri was professional and prompt. She was just so kind and caring, wanting to make sure our day was perfect. Sheri had wonderful suggestions regarding the location of the ceremony and wedding pictures. She wrote and performed a personal and touching ceremony script which had our us and our bridesmaids in tears. We were blessed to have found such an amazing person to make our wedding day so memorable.
Sheri was professional and prompt. She was just so kind and caring, wanting to make sure our day was perfect. Sheri had Read more...
Sheri was professional and prompt. She was just so kind and caring, wanting to make sure our day was perfect. Sheri had wonderful suggestions regarding the location of the ceremony and wedding pictures. She wrote and performed a personal and touching ceremony script which had our us and our bridesmaids in tears. We were blessed to have found such an amazing person to make our wedding day so memorable. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
7/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Sheri made or day extremely special. She is a kind, caring person who took the time to get to know us and personalize the ceremony. She even helped us find the perfect location to get married. We are extremely grateful and would absolutely recommend her to anyone we know.
Sheri made or day extremely special. She is a kind, caring person who took the time to get to know us and personalize the Read more...
Sheri made or day extremely special. She is a kind, caring person who took the time to get to know us and personalize the ceremony. She even helped us find the perfect location to get married. We are extremely grateful and would absolutely recommend her to anyone we know. Read less
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Brighid
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheri was the best part of our entire wedding. We got more compliments and wows for her story and ceremony than any other part of our grand and beautiful wedding. That is how good she is! We live out of town and Sheri was very accommodating, connecting with us by Skype. She had us do homework so she could learn more about us and our story. What a great exercise! We had fun filling it out and reminiscing about our past. Sheri created a custom ceremony that was so captivating. She is a storyteller and it is evident. She WOWED everyone! She was incredibly responsive and professional. She was available for the rehearsal and ceremony. Sheri rocks!!!!
Sheri was the best part of our entire wedding. We got more compliments and wows for her story and ceremony than any other Read more...
Sheri was the best part of our entire wedding. We got more compliments and wows for her story and ceremony than any other part of our grand and beautiful wedding. That is how good she is! We live out of town and Sheri was very accommodating, connecting with us by Skype. She had us do homework so she could learn more about us and our story. What a great exercise! We had fun filling it out and reminiscing about our past. Sheri created a custom ceremony that was so captivating. She is a storyteller and it is evident. She WOWED everyone! She was incredibly responsive and professional. She was available for the rehearsal and ceremony. Sheri rocks!!!! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married in September. Of all the decisions we had to make, finding the right officiant for our ceremony was by far the most difficult. We had both been to numerous weddings at which it was obvious the officiant only knew the couple from a meeting or two - the ceremony was so lacking in personal detail. We didn't want that. We really wanted it to feel like a genuine, authentic representation of who we are.

Fortunately, we were introduced to Sheri Reda. Sheri dedicates herself to her clients. She really takes the time to dig deep and get to know each of you, and she seeks out the perfect touches to add to the ceremony that reflect who you are. She considers your cultural heritage, family traditions, hobbies and interests, and proposes ideas throughout the process of writing your ceremony. She can even help you write your vows.

Sheri was quick to respond to questions, and once we submitted our very detailed questionnaires, she responded with a first draft within a couple weeks. Edits were handled swiftly, and in no time, we had a very personalized ceremony that reflected our story - who we are and where we are headed. It made us laugh and it made us cry - and on the day of the wedding, our guests had the same responses.

We were married on a farm. We weren't really into the whole "unity ceremony", finding it a bit cheesy. But for our ceremony, we knew we wanted to plant something together to donate to the farm. Sheri was extremely enthusiastic and had a lot of ideas about how to incorporate our guests in the process.

She also incorporated a wine ceremony that was really sweet and special. We had never seen that before. And the words she read while we passed the cup were so beautiful.

Sheri was wonderful. Many guests told us how unique and beautiful, personal and intimate, the ceremony was, and that they could really feel our love. That was all we wanted and more. Thank you Sheri!
My husband and I were married in September. Of all the decisions we had to make, finding the right officiant for our Read more...
My husband and I were married in September. Of all the decisions we had to make, finding the right officiant for our ceremony was by far the most difficult. We had both been to numerous weddings at which it was obvious the officiant only knew the couple from a meeting or two - the ceremony was so lacking in personal detail. We didn't want that. We really wanted it to feel like a genuine, authentic representation of who we are.

Fortunately, we were introduced to Sheri Reda. Sheri dedicates herself to her clients. She really takes the time to dig deep and get to know each of you, and she seeks out the perfect touches to add to the ceremony that reflect who you are. She considers your cultural heritage, family traditions, hobbies and interests, and proposes ideas throughout the process of writing your ceremony. She can even help you write your vows.

Sheri was quick to respond to questions, and once we submitted our very detailed questionnaires, she responded with a first draft within a couple weeks. Edits were handled swiftly, and in no time, we had a very personalized ceremony that reflected our story - who we are and where we are headed. It made us laugh and it made us cry - and on the day of the wedding, our guests had the same responses.

We were married on a farm. We weren't really into the whole "unity ceremony", finding it a bit cheesy. But for our ceremony, we knew we wanted to plant something together to donate to the farm. Sheri was extremely enthusiastic and had a lot of ideas about how to incorporate our guests in the process.

She also incorporated a wine ceremony that was really sweet and special. We had never seen that before. And the words she read while we passed the cup were so beautiful.

Sheri was wonderful. Many guests told us how unique and beautiful, personal and intimate, the ceremony was, and that they could really feel our love. That was all we wanted and more. Thank you Sheri! Read less
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