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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), having completed her Master of Divinity degree at St. Paul School of Theology in June of 2012. Since completing her year-long Chaplain Residency in August, she has worked as a Chaplain for two large Kansas City hospitals. Melissa accompanied her father, Tim, to countless weddings for 15 years and has officiated several hundred weddings since 2007.

Rev. Melissa continues to be an important part of Simple To Elegant Weddings, however she has relocated to Omaha, Nebraska and is working as the Lead Chaplain in a large hospital. Melissa will not be officiating any further weddings in the Kansas City Region, however she is available for a limited number of weddings in and around Omaha.

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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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, Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely. Most of the weddings we lead take place in couples' homes, in parks, wedding venues around Kansas City and many other places.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
It depends upon the wedding - we dress anywhere from casual to a black suit to clerical gown and stole. We work with each couple to determine their preference
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
That is really at the core of our values - that the ceremony be taylored to fit each individual and couple uniquely. Our practice is to offer to email a number of ceremonies to couples for them to edit, cut, and paste and add to their heart's delight. While we add new ones regularly, what we have includes traditional and nontraditional, religious and secular, as well as family vows to actually include the children when they are becoming a blended family..
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes. we encourage them to do so if they are so inclined.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
From which they MAY choose, but not Must.
How long are your ceremonies?
Couple dependent - always less than 30 minutes unless the couple choose elements for a wedding that makes it longer.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Absolutely - especially with larger weddings it is helpful to have a rehearsal so that at the wedding everything runs smoothly.
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Melissa
Wedding:
11/14/2014
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Rev Tim Brooks was absolutely amazing! When we met with him for the first time, we knew immediately that this is who we wanted to marry us. He was so personable and knew exactly what we wanted. He has a natural way of just making you feel at ease. His wife was with us as well and she was such a major help in coordinating things for us. She did so much running around for us the day of our wedding. We truly believe that Rev Tim and his wife were such a major part in making our wedding going so smoothly. Our wedding guests were complimenting us regarding Rev Tim. He's was awesome!!!
Rev Tim Brooks was absolutely amazing! When we met with him for the first time, we knew immediately that this is who we Read more...
Rev Tim Brooks was absolutely amazing! When we met with him for the first time, we knew immediately that this is who we wanted to marry us. He was so personable and knew exactly what we wanted. He has a natural way of just making you feel at ease. His wife was with us as well and she was such a major help in coordinating things for us. She did so much running around for us the day of our wedding. We truly believe that Rev Tim and his wife were such a major part in making our wedding going so smoothly. Our wedding guests were complimenting us regarding Rev Tim. He's was awesome!!! Read less
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Sheena
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Mark to officiate our wedding and were very satisfied! He did a great job of keeping the bridal party's attention during the rehearsal and keeping the ceremony structure. I had 6 flower girls and he was very patient with them as well. He has a great delivery and really made our ceremony memorable and flawless. Highly recommended!
We hired Mark to officiate our wedding and were very satisfied! He did a great job of keeping the bridal party's attention Read more...
We hired Mark to officiate our wedding and were very satisfied! He did a great job of keeping the bridal party's attention during the rehearsal and keeping the ceremony structure. I had 6 flower girls and he was very patient with them as well. He has a great delivery and really made our ceremony memorable and flawless. Highly recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Reverend Tim. He made the entire process easy and enjoyable. He provided us with plenty of options to customize our ceremony to meet our individual needs. He was punctual, professional, and affordable.
I would highly recommend Reverend Tim. He made the entire process easy and enjoyable. He provided us with plenty of Read more...
I would highly recommend Reverend Tim. He made the entire process easy and enjoyable. He provided us with plenty of options to customize our ceremony to meet our individual needs. He was punctual, professional, and affordable. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Rev. Tim Brooks. He did an amazing job!
I would highly recommend Rev. Tim Brooks. He did an amazing job!
I would highly recommend Rev. Tim Brooks. He did an amazing job! Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I wanted to have a very special wedding that was unique only to us. Mark was so helpful throughout the planning process and we were able to give him ideas that he transformed into something even better. He was open to our ideas and when it came time to the wedding day, Mark made it perfect! Our guests kept telling us how great he did, and we thought so too! Mark, thanks for being a part of our special day and delivering exactly what we were looking for!
My fiancé and I wanted to have a very special wedding that was unique only to us. Mark was so helpful throughout the Read more...
My fiancé and I wanted to have a very special wedding that was unique only to us. Mark was so helpful throughout the planning process and we were able to give him ideas that he transformed into something even better. He was open to our ideas and when it came time to the wedding day, Mark made it perfect! Our guests kept telling us how great he did, and we thought so too! Mark, thanks for being a part of our special day and delivering exactly what we were looking for! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Rev. Mark Willis was exceptional! We were very impressed with the professionalism and he made our ceremony touching and memorable. Impeccable delivery, we would recommend his services to anyone.
Rev. Mark Willis was exceptional! We were very impressed with the professionalism and he made our ceremony touching and Read more...
Rev. Mark Willis was exceptional! We were very impressed with the professionalism and he made our ceremony touching and memorable. Impeccable delivery, we would recommend his services to anyone. Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
He was absolutely wonderful. He was professional and the whole ceremony was wonderful. It wasn't just a script he really puts thought into it and it spoke to both my husband and myself! I would recommend him to all my family and friends.
He was absolutely wonderful. He was professional and the whole ceremony was wonderful. It wasn't just a script he really Read more...
He was absolutely wonderful. He was professional and the whole ceremony was wonderful. It wasn't just a script he really puts thought into it and it spoke to both my husband and myself! I would recommend him to all my family and friends. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I would recommend his services to anyone. The ceremony was beautiful and flawless. I can't say enough wonderful things about Rev. Tim and his wife. We appreciate their attention to the details and guiding us through the day.
I would recommend his services to anyone. The ceremony was beautiful and flawless. I can't say enough wonderful things Read more...
I would recommend his services to anyone. The ceremony was beautiful and flawless. I can't say enough wonderful things about Rev. Tim and his wife. We appreciate their attention to the details and guiding us through the day. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Tim was a fantastic choice for our wedding. He is sincere, witty, and quick (especially when I couldn't repeat after him because I was crying too much). His humor was a nice touch that everyone enjoyed. He provided us with a ton of options and examples so we could put together our perfect ceremony. Although I can't remember much of what was said, the video and everyone's reaction was proof enough that we picked the right officiant.
Rev. Tim was a fantastic choice for our wedding. He is sincere, witty, and quick (especially when I couldn't repeat after Read more...
Rev. Tim was a fantastic choice for our wedding. He is sincere, witty, and quick (especially when I couldn't repeat after him because I was crying too much). His humor was a nice touch that everyone enjoyed. He provided us with a ton of options and examples so we could put together our perfect ceremony. Although I can't remember much of what was said, the video and everyone's reaction was proof enough that we picked the right officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We only had a couple of weeks to notify Reverend Tim of our wedding ceremony. Even with a full schedule, he was able to accommodate us. It was a memorable ceremony because he allowed us to personalize our vows. Thank you Reverend Tim!
We only had a couple of weeks to notify Reverend Tim of our wedding ceremony. Even with a full schedule, he was able to Read more...
We only had a couple of weeks to notify Reverend Tim of our wedding ceremony. Even with a full schedule, he was able to accommodate us. It was a memorable ceremony because he allowed us to personalize our vows. Thank you Reverend Tim! Read less
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