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Melissa Koch, ordained minister

East Peoria , IL

LOCATION

East Peoria, IL 61611 US (map)

PHONE

309-868-7996

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

I offer officiant services for all faiths, inter-faith, and non-religious ceremonies that reflect your feelings of love and celebration. It is my privilege to help you express your own... Read more
I offer officiant services for all faiths, inter-faith, and non-religious ceremonies that reflect your feelings of love and celebration. It is my privilege to help you express your own spiritual feelings and love in your wedding ceremony. Love is a universal gift from God!

As your wedding officiant, my goal is to meet the needs of you and your fiancé in putting together and officiating a wedding ceremony that will be not only meaningful to the two of you, but also those who attend your wedding. I am here to serve you to do that effectively. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist

REVIEWS

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JackieDewitt16
Wedding:
7/1/2016
5.0/5.0
I couldn't imagine my wedding without melissa! She was so caring, attentive, and professionall! She is extremely helpful throughout the entire wedding planning and made sure everything ran smooth on my big day! If you want a personal experience I highly recommend melissa, without a doubt!
I couldn't imagine my wedding without melissa! She was so caring, attentive, and professionall! She is extremely helpful Read more...
I couldn't imagine my wedding without melissa! She was so caring, attentive, and professionall! She is extremely helpful throughout the entire wedding planning and made sure everything ran smooth on my big day! If you want a personal experience I highly recommend melissa, without a doubt! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Melissa made our wedding so special. I highly recommend her services. She is so sweet and professional. She is very attentive and detailed. When our venue moved our ceremony on us last minute, she was right there with us making it work. We cannot thank her enough!
Melissa made our wedding so special. I highly recommend her services. She is so sweet and professional. She is very Read more...
Melissa made our wedding so special. I highly recommend her services. She is so sweet and professional. She is very attentive and detailed. When our venue moved our ceremony on us last minute, she was right there with us making it work. We cannot thank her enough! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Michelle
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked someone better to officiate our wedding. Melissa was so great to work with, it was like we had known her for years. She provided sample ceremony readings which helped out a lot. She also arrived early to help out before the wedding began. We got so many compliments from people who attended our wedding, saying she did such a wonderful job. Anyone looking for an officiant, you won't be disappointed!
We couldn't have picked someone better to officiate our wedding. Melissa was so great to work with, it was like we had Read more...
We couldn't have picked someone better to officiate our wedding. Melissa was so great to work with, it was like we had known her for years. She provided sample ceremony readings which helped out a lot. She also arrived early to help out before the wedding began. We got so many compliments from people who attended our wedding, saying she did such a wonderful job. Anyone looking for an officiant, you won't be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Whitney
Wedding:
8/31/2014
4.8/5.0
My husband and I planned our wedding from 12 hours away so we had to find all of our people online. We got lucky with Melissa! We did a video conference after meeting her and knew instantly that she was the one we wanted to do our wedding. She took 2+ hours of her time to sit down and talk with us when we made a trip to Illinois. She gave us examples of different things we could include in the wedding and worked with us to make sure they sounded just like we wanted them too. We weren't able to have our rehearsal at our ceremony location so Melissa looked around for us to find a location since we were in Texas and unable to do so! I would absolutely recommend Melissa to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding! We had a great experience and wouldn't change it for anything!
My husband and I planned our wedding from 12 hours away so we had to find all of our people online. We got lucky with Read more...
My husband and I planned our wedding from 12 hours away so we had to find all of our people online. We got lucky with Melissa! We did a video conference after meeting her and knew instantly that she was the one we wanted to do our wedding. She took 2+ hours of her time to sit down and talk with us when we made a trip to Illinois. She gave us examples of different things we could include in the wedding and worked with us to make sure they sounded just like we wanted them too. We weren't able to have our rehearsal at our ceremony location so Melissa looked around for us to find a location since we were in Texas and unable to do so! I would absolutely recommend Melissa to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding! We had a great experience and wouldn't change it for anything! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Rehearsal Dinner
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Mindi
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
When Mike & I got engaged... and started looking for a wedding officiant, we truly got lucky finding Melissa online, must have been fate! After meeting with her, we knew immediately she would be wonderful for our intimate wedding ceremony... On the day, she was amazing and really made it special for us.
When Mike & I got engaged... and started looking for a wedding officiant, we truly got lucky finding Melissa online, must Read more...
When Mike & I got engaged... and started looking for a wedding officiant, we truly got lucky finding Melissa online, must have been fate! After meeting with her, we knew immediately she would be wonderful for our intimate wedding ceremony... On the day, she was amazing and really made it special for us. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Melissa did a great job every step of the way. I think she was the easiest person I worked with during the entire wedding planning. She gave us examples of ceremony options. She took all our suggestions and made a beautiful ceremony.
Melissa did a great job every step of the way. I think she was the easiest person I worked with during the entire wedding Read more...
Melissa did a great job every step of the way. I think she was the easiest person I worked with during the entire wedding planning. She gave us examples of ceremony options. She took all our suggestions and made a beautiful ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Ali
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa did a wonderful job as officiant for our wedding. She was warm, friendly, and delightful to work with. Right away, I felt like I had known her forever, even though we had never met. She had a consultation with us before the event to get a feel for who we are and what we wanted, and the ceremony was tailored exactly for our needs. Melissa was very responsive by e-mail and even sent us a script of the wedding beforehand, so we knew just what to expect. She was 100% professional and performed a lovely ceremony. The words she spoke at the service were heartfelt and meaningful. We couldn't have asked for anyone better, and we feel lucky to have her as a part of our special day. Thanks again, Melissa!
Melissa did a wonderful job as officiant for our wedding. She was warm, friendly, and delightful to work with. Right away, Read more...
Melissa did a wonderful job as officiant for our wedding. She was warm, friendly, and delightful to work with. Right away, I felt like I had known her forever, even though we had never met. She had a consultation with us before the event to get a feel for who we are and what we wanted, and the ceremony was tailored exactly for our needs. Melissa was very responsive by e-mail and even sent us a script of the wedding beforehand, so we knew just what to expect. She was 100% professional and performed a lovely ceremony. The words she spoke at the service were heartfelt and meaningful. We couldn't have asked for anyone better, and we feel lucky to have her as a part of our special day. Thanks again, Melissa! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Melissa was amazing. So positive and a pleasure to work with.
Melissa was amazing. So positive and a pleasure to work with.
Melissa was amazing. So positive and a pleasure to work with. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Melissa Koch, ordained minister responded with the following comments:

Thank you Rachel! You and Jeremy were a pleasure to work with as well! I wish you many years of happiness!
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Arin
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We were recommended Melissa by our reception venue and we are very pleased with the outcome. Melissa wrote up a beautiful ceremony for us and was very flexible. We received so many compliments regarding the ceremony - friends and family told us it was the best, most touching wedding they had been to. Her calming presence helps with nerves as well ;) I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone getting married
We were recommended Melissa by our reception venue and we are very pleased with the outcome. Melissa wrote up a beautiful Read more...
We were recommended Melissa by our reception venue and we are very pleased with the outcome. Melissa wrote up a beautiful ceremony for us and was very flexible. We received so many compliments regarding the ceremony - friends and family told us it was the best, most touching wedding they had been to. Her calming presence helps with nerves as well ;) I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone getting married Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Melissa Koch, ordained minister responded with the following comments:

You two were amazing to work with! It isn't often I get emotional during a ceremony but the two of you are the definition of love and your letters to each other moved me to tears! I wish you the best of luck in everything! Please keep in touch! Thank you for the wonderful review!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Melissa is amazing. She was very friendly, calm, and helpful-all which is needed during the stress of a wedding. She also was very flexible and let us incorporated what we wanted in the ceremony to make it our own! Definitely would recommend her!
Melissa is amazing. She was very friendly, calm, and helpful-all which is needed during the stress of a wedding. She also Read more...
Melissa is amazing. She was very friendly, calm, and helpful-all which is needed during the stress of a wedding. She also was very flexible and let us incorporated what we wanted in the ceremony to make it our own! Definitely would recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Melissa Koch, ordained minister responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind review!

DEALS

Premium Custom Ceremony....truly unique & creative expression,along with one-on-one guidance from me
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My premier choice for the couple desiring a ceremony that is the supreme culmination of their personal love story. Provides unlimited customizing from my resources or yours. Premium Custom Ceremony Includes: Getting to know you meeting (initial consultation) *Unlimited ceremony-writing/review meetings. Unlimited telephone and email consultation Written script of ceremony Access to my vast resources for ceremony ideas, with unlimited number of additional options Ability to add ceremonial elements that are not part of my component offerings (useful if you want to include little-known cultural/religious features) Individually created ceremony that is uniquely yours *Pre-wedding day coordination of ceremony participants (readers/speakers,singers,musicians,photographers) Facilitation of rehearsal *On-site coordination 60 minutes prior to ceremony Performing of Ceremony Filing of Marriage License Contact me for pricing information!
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Classic Custom Ceremony...personalized ceremony
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A customized ceremony that allows your personality to shine through! You'll meet with me to craft a ceremony that celebrates your unique story of love and commitment. I have a vast array of resources and ideas from which you can choose to compose a ceremony that you and your guests will look back on and smile about. Classic Custom ceremony includes: Getting to know you meeting (complimentary initial consultation) One ceremony-writing meeting Unlimited telephone and email consultations Written script of ceremony Access to my vast resources for ceremony ideas Ability to add ceremonial elements that are not part of my component offerings (useful if you want to include little-known cultural/religious features) Individually created ceremony that is uniquely yours Facilitation of rehearsal Arrival of officiant 30 minutes prior to ceremony Performing of ceremony Filing of marriage license Contact me for pricing information!
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Basic Ceremony…simple and beautiful
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Getting to know you meeting Unlimited telephone and email consultations Written Script of Ceremony Access to my vast resources for ceremony ideas Facilitation of rehearsal Arrival of officiant 20 minutes prior to ceremony Performing of ceremony Filing of marriage license Contact me for pricing information!
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