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Spirited Weddings

Chicago , IL

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Chicago, IL US 60610 (map)
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ABOUT US

Rev. Bruce Otto of Spirited Weddings conducts all types of weddings based entirely on your wishes. The process normally begins with a no-cost, no-obligation meeting to get acquainted and... Read more
Rev. Bruce Otto of Spirited Weddings conducts all types of weddings based entirely on your wishes. The process normally begins with a no-cost, no-obligation meeting to get acquainted and so that Bruce can explain how he would work with you to design a ceremony that is perfect for you.

If you are looking for a beautiful, sincere and heartfelt ceremony that you will remember for the rest of your lives, Bruce can help you get just that. You will enjoy using his wedding planning booklet to personally select what you want to be included in your ceremony. Long before the wedding date, Bruce will provide you with a script of the entire ceremony for your review and approval. If you are not working with a wedding planner, Bruce will help you think through all the details of the ceremony and then on your wedding day, he will coordinate all those details for you. There will be no surprises in the ceremony and it will flawlessly reflect your love for and commitment to each other.

If you wish, Bruce can conduct a rehearsal that will help you and everyone participating in the ceremony to feel calm and comfortable on your wedding day.

Bruce is not a high-volume Officiant and normally does not conduct more than one wedding a day. Call or email Bruce today for more information, botto@spiritedweddings.com or 312 671-1804. You can also review his blog at ChicagoWeddingsBlog.blogspot.com Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, in fact almost all of the weddings that I conduct are at non-religious sites
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely, in fact each ceremony is put together by the bride and groom, there are no surprises.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, and I also provide samples that they can choose from.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have a list of readings but only as examples, the couple can select their own readings
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do not but I can make a referral if the couple wants one.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, most of the weddings I conduct also include a rehearsal.

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Juan
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.9/5.0
Bruce did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Several married couples approached us after the ceremony to confirm for us the truth and value in Bruce’s advice during the ceremony. We received many more compliments from our guests on as to how beautiful the ceremony was and how much they liked Bruce himself. It’s hard not to like Bruce. He has such a warm personality but also has a commanding presence when addressing a crowd. That’s a perfect combination for wedding officiant!

Working with Bruce was a breeze. He is very organized and professional and makes it easy for you to customize the ceremony to your own style. He provided excellent suggestions that worked well with the aesthetic and flow of our ceremony. He was also fantastic during the rehearsal dinner, efficiently guiding everyone through the ceremony and making sure everyone understood their role. And he was able to accomplish this while keeping everyone smiling and laughing. His years of experience and keen attention to details impressed not only us but our entire bridal party.
Bruce did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Several married couples approached us after the ceremony to confirm for Read more...
Bruce did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Several married couples approached us after the ceremony to confirm for us the truth and value in Bruce’s advice during the ceremony. We received many more compliments from our guests on as to how beautiful the ceremony was and how much they liked Bruce himself. It’s hard not to like Bruce. He has such a warm personality but also has a commanding presence when addressing a crowd. That’s a perfect combination for wedding officiant!

Working with Bruce was a breeze. He is very organized and professional and makes it easy for you to customize the ceremony to your own style. He provided excellent suggestions that worked well with the aesthetic and flow of our ceremony. He was also fantastic during the rehearsal dinner, efficiently guiding everyone through the ceremony and making sure everyone understood their role. And he was able to accomplish this while keeping everyone smiling and laughing. His years of experience and keen attention to details impressed not only us but our entire bridal party. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I found Bruce through our wedding Planner, Lindsay Stein Cohen with Designer Event Chicago. At first, I wanted a friend to marry us. Now that I look back on it, I am so glad that we went with Bruce. Sometimes having someone you know marry you can get a little awkward - especially if they have never performed a ceremony before. Bruce is a pro. He is cool, calm and collected. Meeting with him is also very easy. He makes you feel right at home and he is easy to discuss things with. He also has everything outlined perfectly for you. He gives you a ceremony packet and instructs both the bride and groom to go through it on their own and then together. He lets you pick out what you want included in the ceremony. At first, the reading material may seem a little frightening, but it actually is a great activity to do together and a way to make your ceremony "yours." Bruce truly sets the bar high for wedding officiants.
My husband and I found Bruce through our wedding Planner, Lindsay Stein Cohen with Designer Event Chicago. At first, I Read more...
My husband and I found Bruce through our wedding Planner, Lindsay Stein Cohen with Designer Event Chicago. At first, I wanted a friend to marry us. Now that I look back on it, I am so glad that we went with Bruce. Sometimes having someone you know marry you can get a little awkward - especially if they have never performed a ceremony before. Bruce is a pro. He is cool, calm and collected. Meeting with him is also very easy. He makes you feel right at home and he is easy to discuss things with. He also has everything outlined perfectly for you. He gives you a ceremony packet and instructs both the bride and groom to go through it on their own and then together. He lets you pick out what you want included in the ceremony. At first, the reading material may seem a little frightening, but it actually is a great activity to do together and a way to make your ceremony "yours." Bruce truly sets the bar high for wedding officiants. Read less
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Tasiah
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I put my FH (now husband) in charge of finding us an officiant for our wedding he hit a home run when he found Rev Bruce Otto of Spirited Weddings. We emailed him and he immediately responded. My husband and I reside in LA so we had a small window of time to meet with Bruce to discuss our ceremony. He was incredibly accommodating and invited us to his home to explain his services. We were immediately comfortable with Bruce and we loved the fact that we could tailor the ceremony to suit our needs exactly. Bruce gave us a booklet with a large variety of options from religious to spiritual and was also open to any other suggestions we had for the ceremony.

Bruce organized the processional and really understood how the flow of things should be. The ceremony went by in what felt like a the blink of an eye. He really put the whole bridal party at ease and the ceremony was amazing! We received so many compliments from our guests. It was very heartfelt and the perfect reflection of us as a couple. I would highly recommend Spirited Weddings. Bruce is a true professional who knows how to capture all the elements of a good ceremony.
I put my FH (now husband) in charge of finding us an officiant for our wedding he hit a home run when he found Rev Bruce Read more...
I put my FH (now husband) in charge of finding us an officiant for our wedding he hit a home run when he found Rev Bruce Otto of Spirited Weddings. We emailed him and he immediately responded. My husband and I reside in LA so we had a small window of time to meet with Bruce to discuss our ceremony. He was incredibly accommodating and invited us to his home to explain his services. We were immediately comfortable with Bruce and we loved the fact that we could tailor the ceremony to suit our needs exactly. Bruce gave us a booklet with a large variety of options from religious to spiritual and was also open to any other suggestions we had for the ceremony.

Bruce organized the processional and really understood how the flow of things should be. The ceremony went by in what felt like a the blink of an eye. He really put the whole bridal party at ease and the ceremony was amazing! We received so many compliments from our guests. It was very heartfelt and the perfect reflection of us as a couple. I would highly recommend Spirited Weddings. Bruce is a true professional who knows how to capture all the elements of a good ceremony. Read less
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Kaori
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Bruce officiate our wedding a few weeks ago and he definitely delivered. He wrote us a short but sweet ceremony, which is what we wanted. He is a great speaker and all of your friends and family enjoyed the ceremony he put together for us. He is very nice, calming and laid back which is my husband and my style. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great officiant!
We had Bruce officiate our wedding a few weeks ago and he definitely delivered. He wrote us a short but sweet ceremony, Read more...
We had Bruce officiate our wedding a few weeks ago and he definitely delivered. He wrote us a short but sweet ceremony, which is what we wanted. He is a great speaker and all of your friends and family enjoyed the ceremony he put together for us. He is very nice, calming and laid back which is my husband and my style. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great officiant! Read less
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colrobb
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased having Bruce as our officiant. His organizational skills and calm demeanor made our wedding day very easy for us. We loved that we really got to have a hand in choosing our wedding ceremony and yet Bruce also added his own personal touch which we loved. I had many compliments on him from my friends and family who were in attendance.
We were so pleased having Bruce as our officiant. His organizational skills and calm demeanor made our wedding day very Read more...
We were so pleased having Bruce as our officiant. His organizational skills and calm demeanor made our wedding day very easy for us. We loved that we really got to have a hand in choosing our wedding ceremony and yet Bruce also added his own personal touch which we loved. I had many compliments on him from my friends and family who were in attendance. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Bruce did an amazing job! He was so easy to work with. Once we met with him initially, we knew he was the person for the job. It was so much fun to customize our entire ceremony (Bruce gave us lots of suggestions to pick from so we didn't have to start from scratch). Our parents and all the guests loved him too.
Bruce did an amazing job! He was so easy to work with. Once we met with him initially, we knew he was the person for the Read more...
Bruce did an amazing job! He was so easy to work with. Once we met with him initially, we knew he was the person for the job. It was so much fun to customize our entire ceremony (Bruce gave us lots of suggestions to pick from so we didn't have to start from scratch). Our parents and all the guests loved him too. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Bruce was great to work with every step of the way from our initial meeting til the rehearsal and wedding day. He has a calm about him that helps when you are trying to imagine how everything is gonig to come together. the ceremony was wonderful, everyone enjoyed it and his kind words.
Bruce was great to work with every step of the way from our initial meeting til the rehearsal and wedding day. He has a Read more...
Bruce was great to work with every step of the way from our initial meeting til the rehearsal and wedding day. He has a calm about him that helps when you are trying to imagine how everything is gonig to come together. the ceremony was wonderful, everyone enjoyed it and his kind words. Read less
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Jada
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Love Bruce! He did a fantastic job as the officiant at our wedding in May 2011. Not only is he super easy to work with and walks you through the whole ceremony "design" process, but when it's showtime, he's on point! We wanted a short, sweet, non-religious ceremony and Bruce definitely delivered! Everyone loved it and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Also, I was very nervous about the ceremony ( walking down the aisle, stnding in front of all those people, reciting the vows, etc) and Bruce has a very calming presence which was great. Thanks Bruce!
Love Bruce! He did a fantastic job as the officiant at our wedding in May 2011. Not only is he super easy to work with and Read more...
Love Bruce! He did a fantastic job as the officiant at our wedding in May 2011. Not only is he super easy to work with and walks you through the whole ceremony "design" process, but when it's showtime, he's on point! We wanted a short, sweet, non-religious ceremony and Bruce definitely delivered! Everyone loved it and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Also, I was very nervous about the ceremony ( walking down the aisle, stnding in front of all those people, reciting the vows, etc) and Bruce has a very calming presence which was great. Thanks Bruce! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Bruce was really wonderful to work with. During parts of our long engagement I was worried the ceremony was not going to get enough of our attention, but in the end Bruce did such a wonderful job all of our guests could not stop gushing about what a special and beautiful ceremony it was. Bruce really gives you everything you need to craft your own type of ceremony, and we found him to be extremely open to any requests or suggestions. We found Spirited Weddings by reading online reviews and as suggested by our venue, but so many guests asked us during the reception how we met Bruce, and if we had known him for a long time based on the very personal qualities of the ceremony and the warmth of his presence.
Bruce was really wonderful to work with. During parts of our long engagement I was worried the ceremony was not going to Read more...
Bruce was really wonderful to work with. During parts of our long engagement I was worried the ceremony was not going to get enough of our attention, but in the end Bruce did such a wonderful job all of our guests could not stop gushing about what a special and beautiful ceremony it was. Bruce really gives you everything you need to craft your own type of ceremony, and we found him to be extremely open to any requests or suggestions. We found Spirited Weddings by reading online reviews and as suggested by our venue, but so many guests asked us during the reception how we met Bruce, and if we had known him for a long time based on the very personal qualities of the ceremony and the warmth of his presence. Read less
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CateM
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I'd seen Bruce on Yelp and Wedding Bee before choosing him to be our officiant this past weekend. I saw his profile and for some reason, got it in my head that he looked super nice, friendly, and would definitely be our officiant.

I was right. He was definitely super nice and very friendly. I liked him immediately. We had originally talked about going with the shorter 5-8 minute ceremony ($350), but when I thought about it (okay, I asked my mom and my MIL also), I knew I wanted to do the longer ceremony (15-20 mins or so and $600). It was definitely the right choice.

Like Michelle, we don't really have any religious affiliation and I worried it might be hard for us to figure out what to say in the ceremony. It really wasn't. He put together an extremely helpful booklet for us and we were able to pick and choose what we liked for the ceremony.

Bruce is very well spoken (as another reviewer stated) and had the perfect volume for our 30 guest ceremony.

We had very little time to work out all the details (we were engaged for a little less than 3 months when we got married), but Bruce made time for us in his already busy schedule with no problem. We really appreciate all the help he gave us and would gladly recommend him to anybody looking for a wonderful and very personalized ceremony. Thanks Bruce!
I'd seen Bruce on Yelp and Wedding Bee before choosing him to be our officiant this past weekend. I saw his profile and Read more...
I'd seen Bruce on Yelp and Wedding Bee before choosing him to be our officiant this past weekend. I saw his profile and for some reason, got it in my head that he looked super nice, friendly, and would definitely be our officiant.

I was right. He was definitely super nice and very friendly. I liked him immediately. We had originally talked about going with the shorter 5-8 minute ceremony ($350), but when I thought about it (okay, I asked my mom and my MIL also), I knew I wanted to do the longer ceremony (15-20 mins or so and $600). It was definitely the right choice.

Like Michelle, we don't really have any religious affiliation and I worried it might be hard for us to figure out what to say in the ceremony. It really wasn't. He put together an extremely helpful booklet for us and we were able to pick and choose what we liked for the ceremony.

Bruce is very well spoken (as another reviewer stated) and had the perfect volume for our 30 guest ceremony.

We had very little time to work out all the details (we were engaged for a little less than 3 months when we got married), but Bruce made time for us in his already busy schedule with no problem. We really appreciate all the help he gave us and would gladly recommend him to anybody looking for a wonderful and very personalized ceremony. Thanks Bruce! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Otto came recommended to us from my old roommate and we couldn't have been happier. He made us feel very comfortable and at ease the first time we met. He was very helpful through out the entire planning process and walked us through all the different selections and options. We were able to pick and choose exactly how we wanted the ceremony to flow so it made it very personal and there were no surprises.

He was very calming and organized the day of the rehearsal and I had a number of people come up to me after the wedding to comment on how good of job he did. He definitely puts couples at ease and makes sure to put the couple first.
Rev. Otto came recommended to us from my old roommate and we couldn't have been happier. He made us feel very comfortable Read more...
Rev. Otto came recommended to us from my old roommate and we couldn't have been happier. He made us feel very comfortable and at ease the first time we met. He was very helpful through out the entire planning process and walked us through all the different selections and options. We were able to pick and choose exactly how we wanted the ceremony to flow so it made it very personal and there were no surprises.

He was very calming and organized the day of the rehearsal and I had a number of people come up to me after the wedding to comment on how good of job he did. He definitely puts couples at ease and makes sure to put the couple first. Read less
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renko09
Wedding:
8/9/2009
4.6/5.0
We chose Bruce based on reviews we saw here, and he delivered on our expectations. We wanted to craft a ceremony truly our own with language we chose and elements of various faiths and heritage. Bruce facilitated this and made recommendations, and allowed us to make changes up to the day of the rehearsal. At times our communication was a bit delayed but not so much that it was a problem. Bruce has a phenomenal demeanor - a twinkle in his eye, not overly religious but not too casual either.
We chose Bruce based on reviews we saw here, and he delivered on our expectations. We wanted to craft a ceremony truly our Read more...
We chose Bruce based on reviews we saw here, and he delivered on our expectations. We wanted to craft a ceremony truly our own with language we chose and elements of various faiths and heritage. Bruce facilitated this and made recommendations, and allowed us to make changes up to the day of the rehearsal. At times our communication was a bit delayed but not so much that it was a problem. Bruce has a phenomenal demeanor - a twinkle in his eye, not overly religious but not too casual either. Read less
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David
Wedding:
7/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Bruce Otto has a very strong presence. His approach to your ceremony is very flexible. He has a booklet with a lot of options for each step of the ceremony. The bride and groom pick which parts to keep in the ceremony then compare notes and combine their choices. It makes your ceremony unique. He is very professional. He will take any worries about the ceremony off of your back so you both can focus on other things. We highly recommend Bruce Otto as your Officiant.
Bruce Otto has a very strong presence. His approach to your ceremony is very flexible. He has a booklet with a lot of Read more...
Bruce Otto has a very strong presence. His approach to your ceremony is very flexible. He has a booklet with a lot of options for each step of the ceremony. The bride and groom pick which parts to keep in the ceremony then compare notes and combine their choices. It makes your ceremony unique. He is very professional. He will take any worries about the ceremony off of your back so you both can focus on other things. We highly recommend Bruce Otto as your Officiant. Read less
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Cathie
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met with Rev Otto we knew a) that he would be the officiant for our wedding and b) that he would do an amazing job. And he did. We had many guests comment that it was the best ceremony they had been a part of and it was exactly what we wanted.

Bruce is an amazing, calming, professional person to work with during your wedding planning.
From the moment we met with Rev Otto we knew a) that he would be the officiant for our wedding and b) that he would do an Read more...
From the moment we met with Rev Otto we knew a) that he would be the officiant for our wedding and b) that he would do an amazing job. And he did. We had many guests comment that it was the best ceremony they had been a part of and it was exactly what we wanted.

Bruce is an amazing, calming, professional person to work with during your wedding planning. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Planning our wedding ceremony was such a delight once we had found Bruce to guide us. As a couple who is not committed towards a specific religious affiliation, we were worried that we would struggle for a ceremony that was personally warm and meaningful. Not so with Bruce!

He worked together with us right from the beginning to use only the words we were comfortable with and convey the meaning we so dearly hoped we could. Bruce has an amazing and unique quality about him, a presence that is a combination of warmth and charm and poise and genuine respect for the couples that he marries.

At our rehearsal and on the wedding day itself, both our families commented on how they were moved by his words and impressed at his having gotten to know us that well as a couple prior to the wedding. His personal thoughts and inspiring marital advice were a wonderful start for us into married life, as well as a kind and welcome reminder to many of our married friends and family.

Bruce lead such a special and joyous part of our wedding day - highly recommended!
Planning our wedding ceremony was such a delight once we had found Bruce to guide us. As a couple who is not committed Read more...
Planning our wedding ceremony was such a delight once we had found Bruce to guide us. As a couple who is not committed towards a specific religious affiliation, we were worried that we would struggle for a ceremony that was personally warm and meaningful. Not so with Bruce!

He worked together with us right from the beginning to use only the words we were comfortable with and convey the meaning we so dearly hoped we could. Bruce has an amazing and unique quality about him, a presence that is a combination of warmth and charm and poise and genuine respect for the couples that he marries.

At our rehearsal and on the wedding day itself, both our families commented on how they were moved by his words and impressed at his having gotten to know us that well as a couple prior to the wedding. His personal thoughts and inspiring marital advice were a wonderful start for us into married life, as well as a kind and welcome reminder to many of our married friends and family.

Bruce lead such a special and joyous part of our wedding day - highly recommended! Read less
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LibraryBride
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Bruce was great - he was totally understanding about the very unique type of ceremony we wanted. He totally worked with us and was able to give us helpful suggestions about how to organize our ceremony. I would recommend him to anyone. We had a totally secular ceremony and it turned out beautifully.
Bruce was great - he was totally understanding about the very unique type of ceremony we wanted. He totally worked with us Read more...
Bruce was great - he was totally understanding about the very unique type of ceremony we wanted. He totally worked with us and was able to give us helpful suggestions about how to organize our ceremony. I would recommend him to anyone. We had a totally secular ceremony and it turned out beautifully. Read less
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Kellen
Wedding:
11/14/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in November of 2008 and could not have been happier with our choice of Bruce Otto as our officiant! He did an incredible job from start to finish. Upon meeting him, I knew he was the person I wanted conducting our unique ceremony, as he was so professional and calming. He helped us design our ceremony from start to finish, and was always available to answer any questions or concerns. Bruce truly helped give us the wedding we wanted and did an amazing job doing so---numerous guests commented on what a beautiful ceremony it was, and complimented Bruce. I highly recommend him as an officiant, he did an excellent job!
My husband and I got married in November of 2008 and could not have been happier with our choice of Bruce Otto as our Read more...
My husband and I got married in November of 2008 and could not have been happier with our choice of Bruce Otto as our officiant! He did an incredible job from start to finish. Upon meeting him, I knew he was the person I wanted conducting our unique ceremony, as he was so professional and calming. He helped us design our ceremony from start to finish, and was always available to answer any questions or concerns. Bruce truly helped give us the wedding we wanted and did an amazing job doing so---numerous guests commented on what a beautiful ceremony it was, and complimented Bruce. I highly recommend him as an officiant, he did an excellent job! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Rev. Otto officiated our wedding in November, 2008. He was professional and courteous with us, our wedding party, and guests. Our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be. We appreciated his timely responses to any and all of our questions and would be happy to recommend him to any couples who are planning their wedding.
Rev. Otto officiated our wedding in November, 2008. He was professional and courteous with us, our wedding party, and Read more...
Rev. Otto officiated our wedding in November, 2008. He was professional and courteous with us, our wedding party, and guests. Our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be. We appreciated his timely responses to any and all of our questions and would be happy to recommend him to any couples who are planning their wedding. Read less
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aug2008
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Rev. Otto was the officiant at our wedding in August 2008. He was a pleasure to work with - professional, organized and took care of all the details. He made the entire process very simple and we didn't have to worry about a thing.

We just received our wedding video and enjoyed watching back Bruce's homily which was very heartfelt and which we will remember for years to come. We received numerous compliments about Bruce from our guests and were very happy we chose him as our officiant.
Rev. Otto was the officiant at our wedding in August 2008. He was a pleasure to work with - professional, organized and Read more...
Rev. Otto was the officiant at our wedding in August 2008. He was a pleasure to work with - professional, organized and took care of all the details. He made the entire process very simple and we didn't have to worry about a thing.

We just received our wedding video and enjoyed watching back Bruce's homily which was very heartfelt and which we will remember for years to come. We received numerous compliments about Bruce from our guests and were very happy we chose him as our officiant. Read less
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kpongpaet
Wedding:
2/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Reverend Otto was a pleasure to work with. We wanted to exchange personal vows as well as have traditional vows. He put together an absolutely beautiful script for our special day. I cried just reading it. The reverend was kind and compassionate. He was willing to work with me on price (we had a very small budget). I’d highly recommend him to my dearest friends and family.
Reverend Otto was a pleasure to work with. We wanted to exchange personal vows as well as have traditional vows. He put Read more...
Reverend Otto was a pleasure to work with. We wanted to exchange personal vows as well as have traditional vows. He put together an absolutely beautiful script for our special day. I cried just reading it. The reverend was kind and compassionate. He was willing to work with me on price (we had a very small budget). I’d highly recommend him to my dearest friends and family. Read less
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mauiwedding
Wedding:
1/19/2008
5.0/5.0
I initially found Bruce from an internet search. I had planned to outline what we wanted and talk to a few candidates. We had contacted him and shared that I was Jewish and my fiancee was Catholic and that we really wanted an intimate and personal wedding. Prior to meeting Bruce my wife and I were a little nervous about what someone we found from the web. We really liked him right from the start and thought he would be great. After we left his home, my wife turned to each other as soon as we got to the car and instantly agreed he was the one. We called him immediately.

We had a Hawaiian themed wedding in January and everyone thought it was great and also thought we had known Bruce for years. He was great to work with and I strongly recommend him.

If you want to know more and are unconvinced, ask Bruce for my contact info.
I initially found Bruce from an internet search. I had planned to outline what we wanted and talk to a few candidates. We Read more...
I initially found Bruce from an internet search. I had planned to outline what we wanted and talk to a few candidates. We had contacted him and shared that I was Jewish and my fiancee was Catholic and that we really wanted an intimate and personal wedding. Prior to meeting Bruce my wife and I were a little nervous about what someone we found from the web. We really liked him right from the start and thought he would be great. After we left his home, my wife turned to each other as soon as we got to the car and instantly agreed he was the one. We called him immediately.

We had a Hawaiian themed wedding in January and everyone thought it was great and also thought we had known Bruce for years. He was great to work with and I strongly recommend him.

If you want to know more and are unconvinced, ask Bruce for my contact info. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
1/12/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I highly recommend Reverand Otto's services. We were planning an out of state wedding, and were very pleased with Reverand Otto's flexibility and availability. He was always available via email and/or phone. His genuine and warm and caring demeanor helped to put us at ease, and made the whole process rather fun. Reverand Otto also gave us many options for the ceremony, and one of the best parts was going through all of the different ways that we could personalize our ceremony. The two questions that I got the most that night were about my dress, and 'who was the wonderful person who did your wedding?'!!!
He was a pleasure and joy to work with during this special time in our lives.
My husband and I highly recommend Reverand Otto's services. We were planning an out of state wedding, and were very Read more...
My husband and I highly recommend Reverand Otto's services. We were planning an out of state wedding, and were very pleased with Reverand Otto's flexibility and availability. He was always available via email and/or phone. His genuine and warm and caring demeanor helped to put us at ease, and made the whole process rather fun. Reverand Otto also gave us many options for the ceremony, and one of the best parts was going through all of the different ways that we could personalize our ceremony. The two questions that I got the most that night were about my dress, and 'who was the wonderful person who did your wedding?'!!!
He was a pleasure and joy to work with during this special time in our lives. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Maureen
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
Bruce Otto was extremely easy to work with and made a real difference in our having a beautiful and personal ceremony. He was completely open to our ideas about the ceremony itself, but also provided enough options that it was very easy to put the cermony together. His specific guidelines and walk-through about how the cermevery would go also helped us feel calm and comfortable on the day. And his delivery of the ceremony was beautiful -- he made it seem as though we truly were the most important people to ever get married, and made us and everyone in attendance feel part of this special and important occasion. I would highly recommend Spirited Weddings.
Bruce Otto was extremely easy to work with and made a real difference in our having a beautiful and personal ceremony. He Read more...
Bruce Otto was extremely easy to work with and made a real difference in our having a beautiful and personal ceremony. He was completely open to our ideas about the ceremony itself, but also provided enough options that it was very easy to put the cermony together. His specific guidelines and walk-through about how the cermevery would go also helped us feel calm and comfortable on the day. And his delivery of the ceremony was beautiful -- he made it seem as though we truly were the most important people to ever get married, and made us and everyone in attendance feel part of this special and important occasion. I would highly recommend Spirited Weddings. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Cher
Wedding:
9/14/2007
5.0/5.0
The first time we met Bruce it was at his home... we were more than a little apprehensive as we found him through an online search. But the moment we met him at the door, Bruce made us feel comfortable and at home immediately! He has a charisma about him, a charm... we felt we could trust him - and after that initial meeting, we left knowing that our ceremony was in good hands! Our second meeting was even better than the first - we were really beginning to LIKE this man! The day of the ceremony, he was truly our guardian angel, keeping everything on time and perfectly coordinated. Not to mention, delivering a beautiful, sincere and heartfelt ceremony that we'll remember for the rest of our lives. If you stumble across Spirited Weddings - stop your search, Bruce is your guy. My husband and I are both in the media and have extremely high expectations - and Bruce blew us both away! Hire him before somebody else does!
The first time we met Bruce it was at his home... we were more than a little apprehensive as we found him through an Read more...
The first time we met Bruce it was at his home... we were more than a little apprehensive as we found him through an online search. But the moment we met him at the door, Bruce made us feel comfortable and at home immediately! He has a charisma about him, a charm... we felt we could trust him - and after that initial meeting, we left knowing that our ceremony was in good hands! Our second meeting was even better than the first - we were really beginning to LIKE this man! The day of the ceremony, he was truly our guardian angel, keeping everything on time and perfectly coordinated. Not to mention, delivering a beautiful, sincere and heartfelt ceremony that we'll remember for the rest of our lives. If you stumble across Spirited Weddings - stop your search, Bruce is your guy. My husband and I are both in the media and have extremely high expectations - and Bruce blew us both away! Hire him before somebody else does! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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parkhyatt2007
Wedding:
7/1/2007
5.0/5.0
Reverend Otto was great. He made the whole process very easy and comfortable. Starting from the meet and greet, to planning the ceremony, to rehearsal, to the actual ceremony, he was just great to work with. He made some suggestions to us, one being the sand ceremony. We ended doing that and all my guests loved it! I got some great compliments. My dad also stepped on my veil after he gave me away and my MOH/sister had to fix it in the middle of the ceremony. During all the awkwardness, Reverend Otto made a simple joke and made everyone at ease. It was great. I would highly recommend Reverend Otto.
Reverend Otto was great. He made the whole process very easy and comfortable. Starting from the meet and greet, to Read more...
Reverend Otto was great. He made the whole process very easy and comfortable. Starting from the meet and greet, to planning the ceremony, to rehearsal, to the actual ceremony, he was just great to work with. He made some suggestions to us, one being the sand ceremony. We ended doing that and all my guests loved it! I got some great compliments. My dad also stepped on my veil after he gave me away and my MOH/sister had to fix it in the middle of the ceremony. During all the awkwardness, Reverend Otto made a simple joke and made everyone at ease. It was great. I would highly recommend Reverend Otto. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Lena
Wedding:
5/11/2007
5.0/5.0
Bruce was very courteous and professional. He was really a pleasure to work with. He made us feel at ease and made our big day even more special. The ceremony was beautiful. Bruce delivered a short homily on the importance of appreciating people in your life, especially spouses. Our friends still talk about his message and how it really touched their hearts.

We really appreciate all of the help, support, and spiritual advice that Bruce provided. We couldn't ask for a better minister to pronounce us husband and wife and to help us start our married life together.
Bruce was very courteous and professional. He was really a pleasure to work with. He made us feel at ease and made our big Read more...
Bruce was very courteous and professional. He was really a pleasure to work with. He made us feel at ease and made our big day even more special. The ceremony was beautiful. Bruce delivered a short homily on the importance of appreciating people in your life, especially spouses. Our friends still talk about his message and how it really touched their hearts.

We really appreciate all of the help, support, and spiritual advice that Bruce provided. We couldn't ask for a better minister to pronounce us husband and wife and to help us start our married life together. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Margaret
Wedding:
4/21/2007
5.0/5.0
Bruce gave us such a beautiful wedding ceremony. We felt he was the right person to officiate our wedding immediately after our first meeting. We enjoyed using his planning booklet to personally select what would be said at the ceremony. Bruce really helped us through the whole process, and the end result was ideal! Also, the rehearsal really made us feel at ease the night before the wedding.

We especially liked how he spoke casually to us and our guests during the ceremony rather than just reciting exactly what was on the pages. Several of our guests complimented his style and homily. We enjoyed the homily as well. We also appreciated having a copy of the marriage license and instructions on how to get certified copies waiting in our mailbox when we got back from our honeymoon. Bruce gave us exactly what we wanted for our wedding ceremony!
Bruce gave us such a beautiful wedding ceremony. We felt he was the right person to officiate our wedding immediately Read more...
Bruce gave us such a beautiful wedding ceremony. We felt he was the right person to officiate our wedding immediately after our first meeting. We enjoyed using his planning booklet to personally select what would be said at the ceremony. Bruce really helped us through the whole process, and the end result was ideal! Also, the rehearsal really made us feel at ease the night before the wedding.

We especially liked how he spoke casually to us and our guests during the ceremony rather than just reciting exactly what was on the pages. Several of our guests complimented his style and homily. We enjoyed the homily as well. We also appreciated having a copy of the marriage license and instructions on how to get certified copies waiting in our mailbox when we got back from our honeymoon. Bruce gave us exactly what we wanted for our wedding ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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