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Simple to Elegant Weddings

Kansas City , MO
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Kansas City Northland
Kansas City, MO 64155 US (map)

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816-304-3029

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ABOUT US

You may be planning a quick home wedding, something small in a local park, or be dreaming of a large wedding at a local hall. You and your fiance' may prefer a more traditional religious... Read more
You may be planning a quick home wedding, something small in a local park, or be dreaming of a large wedding at a local hall. You and your fiance' may prefer a more traditional religious ceremony, a ceremony that combines elements of more than one tradition, or one that is completely secular. We have the skills, creativity, flexibility and desire to help you make it personal, and our fees are very reasonable.

Rev. Tim completed his Master of Divinity degree and was ordained in 1980. Retiring in December of 2012, he was a full-time Board Certified Chaplain in a local hospital for 31 years. He has been officiating weddings throughout the Greater Kansas City area since 1980, as well as within many other counties throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri. His experience with many different denominations, religions and cultures enables him to be very flexible as he assists you in planning your wedding.

Rev. Melissa is an Ordained Minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), with a Master of Divinity degree from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. After completing her Chaplain Residency, she worked as a Chaplain for two large Kansas City hospitals. Now Rev. Melissa has relocated to Omaha, Nebraska, where works as the Lead Chaplain in a large hospital. Rev. Melissa also continues to enjoy officiating weddings in the Omaha area, as well as the Kansas City when requested.

Rev. Tim and Rev. Melissa have a number of hand-selected clergy to whom we can refer you for those occasions when we are unavailable. Each one is an Ordained Minister in the Kansas City area and well experienced in officiating weddings. Therefore, there is no need for you to spend any more time or energy looking elsewhere for a wedding officiant who will work closely with you to create the wedding ceremony of your dreams.

Simple To Elegant Weddings continues to work with couples throughout the KC Metro area and beyond. To date we have traveled as far north as Oregon, MO; as far west as Ft. Riley, KS; as far south as Spring Hill, KS; and as far east as Lexington, MO.

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, No Denomination

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Laura
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Mark served as our officiant and was great to work with! He was responsive, flexible, and had suggestions when we needed some help picking a reading. The ceremony went very smoothly and we had several guests comment that they really enjoyed the Mark and the service.
Mark served as our officiant and was great to work with! He was responsive, flexible, and had suggestions when we needed Read more...
Mark served as our officiant and was great to work with! He was responsive, flexible, and had suggestions when we needed some help picking a reading. The ceremony went very smoothly and we had several guests comment that they really enjoyed the Mark and the service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mark Willis was the officiant for our wedding ceremony. We were very happy with his services. Before the ceremony, he was very responsive and helpful while coming up with our ceremony. We wanted something secular and and he worked with us to make it perfect. The day off the ceremony, his delivery was perfect. He kept it quick and light... just as we wanted!
Rev. Mark Willis was the officiant for our wedding ceremony. We were very happy with his services. Before the ceremony, he Read more...
Rev. Mark Willis was the officiant for our wedding ceremony. We were very happy with his services. Before the ceremony, he was very responsive and helpful while coming up with our ceremony. We wanted something secular and and he worked with us to make it perfect. The day off the ceremony, his delivery was perfect. He kept it quick and light... just as we wanted! Read less
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boravy
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Mark was amazing he provided the best ceremony vowels that fit us. His personality was fun and out going, which makes a serious moment relaxing.

Would definitely recommend him!
Mark was amazing he provided the best ceremony vowels that fit us. His personality was fun and out going, which makes a Read more...
Mark was amazing he provided the best ceremony vowels that fit us. His personality was fun and out going, which makes a serious moment relaxing.

Would definitely recommend him! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Tim and his wife Jan were so laid back and easy to talk to, they not only made the ceremony easy to plan but they also offerred to help with coordination on the wedding day. They were the only vendor we had that I didnt have to stress about, Reverand Brooks did a great job during the ceremony and personalized it to fit me and my new husband. They also had a very reasonable price for their services. They are not just out to read prewritten words and take your money like alot of other officiants I had checked out , Tim and Jan put in so much work and effort to personalize everything for our wedding and the rehearsal, I love these people. I would recommend him to other newlyweds to be.
Tim and his wife Jan were so laid back and easy to talk to, they not only made the ceremony easy to plan but they also Read more...
Tim and his wife Jan were so laid back and easy to talk to, they not only made the ceremony easy to plan but they also offerred to help with coordination on the wedding day. They were the only vendor we had that I didnt have to stress about, Reverand Brooks did a great job during the ceremony and personalized it to fit me and my new husband. They also had a very reasonable price for their services. They are not just out to read prewritten words and take your money like alot of other officiants I had checked out , Tim and Jan put in so much work and effort to personalize everything for our wedding and the rehearsal, I love these people. I would recommend him to other newlyweds to be. Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Tim to officiate at our wedding. He was very easy to work with and allowed us to choose exactly what we wanted him to say during the ceremony. Our initial meeting was about 45 min and then we met a second time about 6 weeks before the wedding to finalize last minute details. Our wedding was very small so we decided to skip a rehearsal. Even without the rehearsal everything went very smoothly. Jan helped coordinated the ceremony which helped immensely. Jan also helped bustle my dress and she was kind enough to help my maid of honor with a stain in her dress. Tim and Jan truly make a great team and we feel blessed to have found such wonderful people to be a part of our special day.
We hired Tim to officiate at our wedding. He was very easy to work with and allowed us to choose exactly what we wanted Read more...
We hired Tim to officiate at our wedding. He was very easy to work with and allowed us to choose exactly what we wanted him to say during the ceremony. Our initial meeting was about 45 min and then we met a second time about 6 weeks before the wedding to finalize last minute details. Our wedding was very small so we decided to skip a rehearsal. Even without the rehearsal everything went very smoothly. Jan helped coordinated the ceremony which helped immensely. Jan also helped bustle my dress and she was kind enough to help my maid of honor with a stain in her dress. Tim and Jan truly make a great team and we feel blessed to have found such wonderful people to be a part of our special day. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful and Melissa played a big role in making it so memorable for us, our family, and friends. Melissa was very personable, funny, and professional, keeping everything flowing smoothly. Before the wedding, she was there for us every step of the way with examples of ceremony ideas. We had no clue what we were doing or what we wanted, so that really helped and it made it feel very customized and personal.

I am still hearing from family and friends saying things like, "that was the best wedding ceremony I've ever been to." and "I've never been to a ceremony as beautiful and romantic as that."

Thank you so much Melissa for sharing your time, talent, and passion with us to make our wedding day so special!
Our wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful and Melissa played a big role in making it so memorable for us, our family, Read more...
Our wedding ceremony was absolutely beautiful and Melissa played a big role in making it so memorable for us, our family, and friends. Melissa was very personable, funny, and professional, keeping everything flowing smoothly. Before the wedding, she was there for us every step of the way with examples of ceremony ideas. We had no clue what we were doing or what we wanted, so that really helped and it made it feel very customized and personal.

I am still hearing from family and friends saying things like, "that was the best wedding ceremony I've ever been to." and "I've never been to a ceremony as beautiful and romantic as that."

Thank you so much Melissa for sharing your time, talent, and passion with us to make our wedding day so special! Read less
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Francis
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Mark Willis was our Pastor officiating over the wedding. I cannot think of a single thing that he could have done better. He worked with us from the beginning of our planning, meeting with us, counseling us on the positives and negatives of marriage and what to expect; he was very helpful planning the event, providing us with several choices of ceremonies from which to choose, arranging for the organist, custodian, and sound person. Mark was very prompt and flexible with changes we made and was very good at directing the practice the night before as well as the wedding ceremony on our big day. His message was great, he added humor as appropriate, yet was very serious with the sanctity of marriage. Mark is GREAT!!!
Mark Willis was our Pastor officiating over the wedding. I cannot think of a single thing that he could have done better. Read more...
Mark Willis was our Pastor officiating over the wedding. I cannot think of a single thing that he could have done better. He worked with us from the beginning of our planning, meeting with us, counseling us on the positives and negatives of marriage and what to expect; he was very helpful planning the event, providing us with several choices of ceremonies from which to choose, arranging for the organist, custodian, and sound person. Mark was very prompt and flexible with changes we made and was very good at directing the practice the night before as well as the wedding ceremony on our big day. His message was great, he added humor as appropriate, yet was very serious with the sanctity of marriage. Mark is GREAT!!! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Francis & I were so happy to have Mark Willis perform our wedding ceremony. We gave him more than he requested as an additional thank you! He is very professional;makes you feel comfortable in what could be a stressful event and a fun person to be around. I would highly recommend him for weddings, funerals, any event needing his profession.

We love him as our Pastor at Merriam Christian Church.
Francis & I were so happy to have Mark Willis perform our wedding ceremony. We gave him more than he requested as an Read more...
Francis & I were so happy to have Mark Willis perform our wedding ceremony. We gave him more than he requested as an additional thank you! He is very professional;makes you feel comfortable in what could be a stressful event and a fun person to be around. I would highly recommend him for weddings, funerals, any event needing his profession.

We love him as our Pastor at Merriam Christian Church. Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Reverend Tim for our wedding in the Kansas City area in the summer of 2015. We were consistently astonished by his professionalism, knowledge, easy-going personality, and passion for what he does. It was easily one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning.

Before accepting a dime from us, Rev. Tim met with us in person so we could get to know him. He wants to make certain that the couples he works with are comfortable with him before setting on a final choice. We particularly loved his flexibility - he excels at making the ceremony "your way". He came prepared with upwards of 10 sample wedding scripts and encouraged us to pick and choose our favorite parts of each. We took our favorites and customized some bits, and Rev. Tim incorporated the changes perfectly. He even made great suggestions along the way that came from his years of experience running beautiful wedding ceremonies. Nothing fell through the cracks - he remembered changes and details we talked about months before the big day.

You will have so much on your plate on the day of the ceremony. Rev. Tim eliminates a big stressor by taking charge of the ceremony itself. His wife even came at no additional expense to both our rehearsal and our wedding to serve as a coordinator. They worked with our venue to make sure the ceremony flowed beautifully. We got to pick how we wanted things to go, and they simply made it happen. The bride and groom need only show up and enjoy the day!

The ceremony itself was beautiful and incorporated everything we had talked about with Rev. Tim. The man is simply a professional - he knows when to take charge of the room and when to step into the background. He was punctual, excellent with communication, friendly, and just a pleasure to work with. We would recommend Rev. Tim to all our friends and family with no reservations.

Thank you Reverend Tim!
We hired Reverend Tim for our wedding in the Kansas City area in the summer of 2015. We were consistently astonished by Read more...
We hired Reverend Tim for our wedding in the Kansas City area in the summer of 2015. We were consistently astonished by his professionalism, knowledge, easy-going personality, and passion for what he does. It was easily one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning.

Before accepting a dime from us, Rev. Tim met with us in person so we could get to know him. He wants to make certain that the couples he works with are comfortable with him before setting on a final choice. We particularly loved his flexibility - he excels at making the ceremony "your way". He came prepared with upwards of 10 sample wedding scripts and encouraged us to pick and choose our favorite parts of each. We took our favorites and customized some bits, and Rev. Tim incorporated the changes perfectly. He even made great suggestions along the way that came from his years of experience running beautiful wedding ceremonies. Nothing fell through the cracks - he remembered changes and details we talked about months before the big day.

You will have so much on your plate on the day of the ceremony. Rev. Tim eliminates a big stressor by taking charge of the ceremony itself. His wife even came at no additional expense to both our rehearsal and our wedding to serve as a coordinator. They worked with our venue to make sure the ceremony flowed beautifully. We got to pick how we wanted things to go, and they simply made it happen. The bride and groom need only show up and enjoy the day!

The ceremony itself was beautiful and incorporated everything we had talked about with Rev. Tim. The man is simply a professional - he knows when to take charge of the room and when to step into the background. He was punctual, excellent with communication, friendly, and just a pleasure to work with. We would recommend Rev. Tim to all our friends and family with no reservations.

Thank you Reverend Tim! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mr. Tim Brooks (and his wife, Jan) were extremely professional and personal. He worked with us to customize our ceremony to be exactly what we were looking for.  We wouldn't change a thing, and highly recommend them for any event.
Mr. Tim Brooks (and his wife, Jan) were extremely professional and personal. He worked with us to customize our ceremony Read more...
Mr. Tim Brooks (and his wife, Jan) were extremely professional and personal. He worked with us to customize our ceremony to be exactly what we were looking for.  We wouldn't change a thing, and highly recommend them for any event. Read less
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