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Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants

Madison , WI
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22 Settler Hill Circle
Madison, WI 53717 US (map)

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608-831-0993

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Happily Ever After . . . Begins Here . . . with Connie and James.

Madison and Dane County's Premier Wedding Officiants.

Wisconsin's Award Winning Wedding... Read more
Happily Ever After . . . Begins Here . . . with Connie and James.

Madison and Dane County's Premier Wedding Officiants.

Wisconsin's Award Winning Wedding Officiants

Connie and James co-create with you and officiate for you a personal and memorable wedding ceremony, one that will touch your and your guests hearts and funny bones, as they have for over 700 couples since 1997. The highlight is telling your Love Story during which time they not only share your history but also the feelings you experienced on your journey from acquaintance to attraction, from romance to true love, from living together to. . .living Happily Ever After, a journey they too have taken for many years!

Wisconsin Bride Magazine Best Officiants 2011, 2012 & 2013

Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award 2012 & 2013 and Couple's Choice Award 2014

The Knot Best of Wedding Officiants Pick 2012 & 2014

National Association of Wedding Professionals Service Award 2012 & 2013

Wisconsin Capitol Pride Commitment Ceremony Officiants 2011, 2012 & 2013.

Check out our web site at www.happilyeverafterweddings.info and our Facebook page at Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants. E-mail us at madisonweddingministers@yahoo.com . 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, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, No Denomination, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Unfortunately Connie and James seem to be retiring soon, which is a huge loss to future couples in the Madison area. We had Connie as our officiant and she was amazing. Her and James are exceptionally nice and sweet people. Our ceremony was fun and light-hearted, just the way we wanted it. The only slight misstep was that she said she'd send an usher to fetch me and my bridesmaids when they were ready for us and she forgot, so just make sure that you have redundancies for things like that because we were a little late to my own ceremony.
Unfortunately Connie and James seem to be retiring soon, which is a huge loss to future couples in the Madison area. We Read more...
Unfortunately Connie and James seem to be retiring soon, which is a huge loss to future couples in the Madison area. We had Connie as our officiant and she was amazing. Her and James are exceptionally nice and sweet people. Our ceremony was fun and light-hearted, just the way we wanted it. The only slight misstep was that she said she'd send an usher to fetch me and my bridesmaids when they were ready for us and she forgot, so just make sure that you have redundancies for things like that because we were a little late to my own ceremony. Read less
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Tina
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
We met Connie and James at a wedding show in January 2014. After speaking with them for about five minutes, we knew we had to have them officiate our wedding! They graciously invited us to their house to talk more about ourselves and our vision for our June 2015 wedding. We indicated that we had no preference as to which of them officiated our ceremony because we know both would've done an amazing job.

Well James ended up being our officiant and it was a beautiful ceremony. I had nothing to be nervous about because he was so thorough with everything leading up to the wedding date. We were provided with a packet of choices and were really able to make our ceremony unique and our own! We even picked a knot-tying ritual that wasn't in the packet, and James was able to incorporate that into our wedding perfectly.

Most wedding ceremonies are boring, but James nailed everything. I especially loved the unique love story he wrote about how my now-husband and I met. Many people who attended told us that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to, even the people I was worried about pleasing the most! My extremely religious parents were originally upset that we chose not to have a church wedding; however, we were able to add a prayer and in the end, my parents told us that everything was wonderful and they couldn't be happier for us. So that was a major win!

I have nothing negative to say. I'd highly recommend both Connie and James and hopefully they can help you live happily ever after, too!
We met Connie and James at a wedding show in January 2014. After speaking with them for about five minutes, we knew we had Read more...
We met Connie and James at a wedding show in January 2014. After speaking with them for about five minutes, we knew we had to have them officiate our wedding! They graciously invited us to their house to talk more about ourselves and our vision for our June 2015 wedding. We indicated that we had no preference as to which of them officiated our ceremony because we know both would've done an amazing job.

Well James ended up being our officiant and it was a beautiful ceremony. I had nothing to be nervous about because he was so thorough with everything leading up to the wedding date. We were provided with a packet of choices and were really able to make our ceremony unique and our own! We even picked a knot-tying ritual that wasn't in the packet, and James was able to incorporate that into our wedding perfectly.

Most wedding ceremonies are boring, but James nailed everything. I especially loved the unique love story he wrote about how my now-husband and I met. Many people who attended told us that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to, even the people I was worried about pleasing the most! My extremely religious parents were originally upset that we chose not to have a church wedding; however, we were able to add a prayer and in the end, my parents told us that everything was wonderful and they couldn't be happier for us. So that was a major win!

I have nothing negative to say. I'd highly recommend both Connie and James and hopefully they can help you live happily ever after, too! Read less
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Rachelle
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Jim was our officiant for our wedding, and he made our ceremony so memorable for my husband and me, and for all of our guests! So many of our guests complimented on how amazing Jim was. Happily Ever After has such a unique approach to weddings- they tell your love story. He captured our story perfectly. There was so much laugher and sweet moments that made it so special. We also did a very unique “unity ceremony” that captured our personalities, we actually shared a beer together. Jim and Connie worked together to write up a perfect introduction to the ceremony and it went so well! I can’t thank Jim and Connie enough for making our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect!
Jim was our officiant for our wedding, and he made our ceremony so memorable for my husband and me, and for all of our Read more...
Jim was our officiant for our wedding, and he made our ceremony so memorable for my husband and me, and for all of our guests! So many of our guests complimented on how amazing Jim was. Happily Ever After has such a unique approach to weddings- they tell your love story. He captured our story perfectly. There was so much laugher and sweet moments that made it so special. We also did a very unique “unity ceremony” that captured our personalities, we actually shared a beer together. Jim and Connie worked together to write up a perfect introduction to the ceremony and it went so well! I can’t thank Jim and Connie enough for making our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect! Read less
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Wedding:
4/25/2015
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James is an amazing wedding officiant! He officiated our wedding in April 2015 and did such a fantastic job. So many of our guests came up to us afterwards to tell us that our ceremony was the best wedding ceremony they ever saw.

Wedding ceremonies tend to be long and boring. But James had everyone's attention the entire time! The personal touches he added throughout and the telling of our love story made all of our guests feel like really knew us as a couple.

Happily Ever After is pricier than other officiants in the Madison area and we did go back & forth a couple times because of cost. But we ultimately chose to go with James and are so happy we did. Honestly, he is worth every penny! Our ceremony was so magical, we couldn't have asked for anything better.
James is an amazing wedding officiant! He officiated our wedding in April 2015 and did such a fantastic job. So many of Read more...
James is an amazing wedding officiant! He officiated our wedding in April 2015 and did such a fantastic job. So many of our guests came up to us afterwards to tell us that our ceremony was the best wedding ceremony they ever saw.

Wedding ceremonies tend to be long and boring. But James had everyone's attention the entire time! The personal touches he added throughout and the telling of our love story made all of our guests feel like really knew us as a couple.

Happily Ever After is pricier than other officiants in the Madison area and we did go back & forth a couple times because of cost. But we ultimately chose to go with James and are so happy we did. Honestly, he is worth every penny! Our ceremony was so magical, we couldn't have asked for anything better. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Our guests commented about how amazing and personal the ceremony was. They really appreciated the love story element. James and Connie were so helpful throughout the preparation for our big day!
Our guests commented about how amazing and personal the ceremony was. They really appreciated the love story element. Read more...
Our guests commented about how amazing and personal the ceremony was. They really appreciated the love story element. James and Connie were so helpful throughout the preparation for our big day! Read less
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10/25/2014
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We had a wonderful ceremony. Thank you Connie so much for all help, and for officiating our wedding. Lonnie and I are very happy, and had an awesome experience. We really enjoyed the ceremony, and the process you James have is perfect and very easy to navigate.
We had a wonderful ceremony. Thank you Connie so much for all help, and for officiating our wedding. Lonnie and I are very Read more...
We had a wonderful ceremony. Thank you Connie so much for all help, and for officiating our wedding. Lonnie and I are very happy, and had an awesome experience. We really enjoyed the ceremony, and the process you James have is perfect and very easy to navigate. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
James and Connie did such an incredible job with our ceremony. From the first time we met them, they both made us feel so comfortable, and we knew they would be the perfect people to start us on our journey as husband and wife. While Connie performed our actual ceremony, James did a lot of the behind-the-scenes work to create our ceremony; they work as a great team. Our whole wedding day went by so quickly and was a bit of a blur, but the one part of it that I remember completely clearly and will never forget was our ceremony. The ceremony was so personalized just for us, and they did a wonderful job incorporating all of the personal details of our relationship that made the ceremony so meaningful to us. The way Connie told our love story to our guests was so special--I can't count the number of our wedding guests that told us that our ceremony was the most beautiful, unique, and personal wedding ceremony they had ever been to. I don't think there was a dry eye among our guests!
I can't say enough good things about Connie and James, and we are so thankful we found them. We weren't looking for a cookie-cutter wedding ceremony. We're not a super religious couple, and both have different religious backgrounds, so we weren't looking for a church ceremony; we wanted a ceremony that was unique and special to us. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a very personal ceremony; they are willing to incorporate any rituals or unique details to make the ceremony meaningful for the couple. They have so much experience that the entire day is smooth and stress-free. You can tell they absolutely love what they do, and just want to make the perfect wedding day for all of their couples. Our wedding day and start to our marriage wouldn't have been the same with any other officiant!
James and Connie did such an incredible job with our ceremony. From the first time we met them, they both made us feel so Read more...
James and Connie did such an incredible job with our ceremony. From the first time we met them, they both made us feel so comfortable, and we knew they would be the perfect people to start us on our journey as husband and wife. While Connie performed our actual ceremony, James did a lot of the behind-the-scenes work to create our ceremony; they work as a great team. Our whole wedding day went by so quickly and was a bit of a blur, but the one part of it that I remember completely clearly and will never forget was our ceremony. The ceremony was so personalized just for us, and they did a wonderful job incorporating all of the personal details of our relationship that made the ceremony so meaningful to us. The way Connie told our love story to our guests was so special--I can't count the number of our wedding guests that told us that our ceremony was the most beautiful, unique, and personal wedding ceremony they had ever been to. I don't think there was a dry eye among our guests!
I can't say enough good things about Connie and James, and we are so thankful we found them. We weren't looking for a cookie-cutter wedding ceremony. We're not a super religious couple, and both have different religious backgrounds, so we weren't looking for a church ceremony; we wanted a ceremony that was unique and special to us. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a very personal ceremony; they are willing to incorporate any rituals or unique details to make the ceremony meaningful for the couple. They have so much experience that the entire day is smooth and stress-free. You can tell they absolutely love what they do, and just want to make the perfect wedding day for all of their couples. Our wedding day and start to our marriage wouldn't have been the same with any other officiant! Read less
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Craig
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
James and Connie were perfect for our wedding. We chose Connie for our wedding ceremony and she was amazing. She helped get things ready and was a big help to me ( the groom ) from the moment i arrived. She made our big day very special and we are very happy with how everything turned out. When we first met James and Connie they were so friendly and helpful providing us with everything we needed to plan the perfect ceremony for our wedding. We will always be thankful to them, and will recommend them to anyone we know who is getting married.
James and Connie were perfect for our wedding. We chose Connie for our wedding ceremony and she was amazing. She helped Read more...
James and Connie were perfect for our wedding. We chose Connie for our wedding ceremony and she was amazing. She helped get things ready and was a big help to me ( the groom ) from the moment i arrived. She made our big day very special and we are very happy with how everything turned out. When we first met James and Connie they were so friendly and helpful providing us with everything we needed to plan the perfect ceremony for our wedding. We will always be thankful to them, and will recommend them to anyone we know who is getting married. Read less
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Meagan
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We met Connie and James early on in our planning and right away they made us feel like family. They worked with us throughout the whole process. Connie was our officiant the day of and she made sure everyone knew what their role was and walked through the ceremony with us the day before so there were no surprises. She introduced herself to our other vendors to let them know what she would be doing and where she would be standing for photos so everyone was in the loop.The ceremony was so special and we loved the love story they put together for us. It meant so much to us that they were able to capture our personalities and tell our story.

We also received a lot of compliments about the ceremony. Everyone thought that it was very well done and captured us as a couple. I cannot thank Connie enough for helping to make our day so special and to both Connie and James for helping us through the whole process and ensuring our wedding day would be perfect.
We met Connie and James early on in our planning and right away they made us feel like family. They worked with us Read more...
We met Connie and James early on in our planning and right away they made us feel like family. They worked with us throughout the whole process. Connie was our officiant the day of and she made sure everyone knew what their role was and walked through the ceremony with us the day before so there were no surprises. She introduced herself to our other vendors to let them know what she would be doing and where she would be standing for photos so everyone was in the loop.The ceremony was so special and we loved the love story they put together for us. It meant so much to us that they were able to capture our personalities and tell our story.

We also received a lot of compliments about the ceremony. Everyone thought that it was very well done and captured us as a couple. I cannot thank Connie enough for helping to make our day so special and to both Connie and James for helping us through the whole process and ensuring our wedding day would be perfect. Read less
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Elle
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
James and Connie were absolutely amazing to work with. We met them both when we were looking for an officiant for our wedding and could tell right away that they were professional and loved what they do. We ultimately had to pick one of them for our wedding, and we chose James for his sense of humor, which we knew would put us at ease on our wedding day. James provided many wording options for our ceremony for us to choose from, and he was also very flexible, letting us incorporate some of our own ideas too. The end result was perfect. Our ceremony was so completely unique and tailored to us, and we realized we were right about James’ sense of humor back in the beginning. He made us laugh and cry throughout the ceremony, and our guests were raving about what a wonderful job he did. If you are looking for a professional, responsive officiant and a ceremony customized to you and your spouse, Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants is the way to go!
James and Connie were absolutely amazing to work with. We met them both when we were looking for an officiant for our Read more...
James and Connie were absolutely amazing to work with. We met them both when we were looking for an officiant for our wedding and could tell right away that they were professional and loved what they do. We ultimately had to pick one of them for our wedding, and we chose James for his sense of humor, which we knew would put us at ease on our wedding day. James provided many wording options for our ceremony for us to choose from, and he was also very flexible, letting us incorporate some of our own ideas too. The end result was perfect. Our ceremony was so completely unique and tailored to us, and we realized we were right about James’ sense of humor back in the beginning. He made us laugh and cry throughout the ceremony, and our guests were raving about what a wonderful job he did. If you are looking for a professional, responsive officiant and a ceremony customized to you and your spouse, Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants is the way to go! Read less
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