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Terry Brady Ceremonies

Oakwood Hills , IL
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222 Lakewood Dr
Oakwood Hills, IL US 60013 (map)

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224-357-4078

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What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Catholic, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

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Allison
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful ceremony thanks to Terry. He really commands the crowd, and everyone just LOVED our ceremony and kept commenting on how nice it was. I had a few people say, "normally nobody really goes to a wedding for a ceremony, but for your wedding, the ceremony was just as joyful and fun as the drinking and dancing at the reception!" Also, Terry meet with us 3 times and made sure that our ceremony was just perfect. His attention to details of your love story is outstanding, and he really perfectly conveyed our love story and our love for each other. I highly recommend Terry for your event!
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Katy
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Terry did a fantastic job officiating our wedding! We could not have been happier with our wedding ceremony and we received many compliments. Terry really took the time to get to know us on a personal level and tailored our ceremony to reflect our personalities and wishes. Terry went above-and-beyond to ensure that we were pleased with our wedding ceremony. He will absolutely work with you so you know exactly how the ceremony will go. Terry is extremely professional but also allows for some humorous, yet appropriate, moments which we really appreciated. One of my favorite things about having Terry as our officiant was that we did not feel like we had a cliche, cookie-cutter ceremony. By our wedding day, we really felt like Terry was an old friend! We were nervous about selecting an officiant since he or she really makes or breaks your ceremony; however with Terry you cannot go wrong!
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Jill and Adrian
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Terry is phenomenal! From our first phone call, to our initial meeting(and 2 more face to face meetings), check in emails to our ceremony, he made our entire experience comfortable, informative, and exciting. Terry had an innate ability to listen to us and help us plan the most personal ceremony making our experience easy and fun! Terry is #1 in our book!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Terry did an amazing job as our officiant. It felt as if we have known him for years. He got to know us on a personal level, and that showed in his ceremony. He made the ceremony warm and personal. We have received so many compliments on his services and requests for his information. Thank you Terry for making our ceremony so special and starting our marriage off on such a positive note!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
He was great. I would recommend him for any wedding.
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Mrs. B
Wedding:
11/10/2013
4.9/5.0
We found Terry on weddingwire, and we just clicked as soon as we met him and knew he would do our wedding. He's friendly and funny, and his "standard" ceremony was the perfect length -- we didn't want a long ceremony, but he pointed out that you don't want it to be TOO short, and his came in right around 22-24 minutes, which was great.

He was also really flexible in personalizing it to be about us and fit with personalities and our semi-but-not-really-religious style -- and when he wrote up our full ceremony, he was super receptive to my edits. We had lunch with him a few weeks before the day, and I love that this is part of his process -- we got to "meet" each other again after months of communicating only via email, and it sort of helped us catch up with each other and re-establish that chemistry, which just made it feel so much more personal on the day, like our officiant was also our friend. He kept our guests' attention and kept them involved, made people laugh and cry at appropriate times, and everyone loved him and still talks about how great our officiant was.

He really made us feel like our day was special and one-of-a-kind, all about us and this amazing adventure we were going on together. So glad he was part of our wedding, and would definitely recommend him.
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Angela
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry was awesome! He officiated our wedding and made it so special for everyone involved. He took the time to get to know us, was very professional, and followed through on everything he said he was going to do. My husband and I would definitely recommend him to anyone getting married!
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Janelle
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I am another wedding professional (a harpist), and I have played over 1,000 weddings in the past decade. Whenever I arrive to play harp at a ceremony that Terry is officiating, I know that I can breathe easy and enjoy the flow of the day.
Terry makes each ceremony unique and meaningful. Because Terry is truly a professional, I never need to worry about timing. If you want someone to entertain your family and friends with stories about the meaning of marriage and your personal journey while still keeping the value of your commitment as the focus, Terrance Brady is your officiant.
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Kristen & Bryan
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Your wedding is one of the most special and important days of any relationship. Terry made that day even more than that. Terry brought an inspirational message into an amazing ceremony. He put a special feeling in the room on a day that we will never forget. He is genuine and true. The best decision we made regarding our wedding prior to the "i do's." Thank you Terry!
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady performed a wonderful ceremony for us. While looking for an officiant, I learned that other officiants charged a similar amount and only showed up on the day of the wedding. Terry took the time to get to know us on multiple occasions to create a ceremony that was perfect for us, as well as attend the rehearsal. After the wedding, people asked how long we had known Terry as it appeared we had known him for years! What a compliment to his service. Communication was very easy and Terry was very responsive. We would highly recommend Terry as an officiant!
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dana
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Terry we instantly felt at ease. He’s so personable and kind, he really gets all aspects of a wedding and knows how to personalize.
My husband and I had two face to face meetings with Terry prior to our wedding day. He took the time to get to know us and it really showed during the ceremony. There were tears, laughter and a lot of wonderful moments throughout the ceremony. We still have people asking us how we found Terry and if we knew him as a close family friend beforehand. He truly made an impression on us and every single guest in the room that day.

If you’re looking for a warm, kind, funny wedding officiant, Terry Brady is your guy.

Terry, thank you again for making our day so memorable. You allowed us to just focus on “us” and will forever be grateful to you for your contribution to our special day!

Sincerely,
Dana & Safar
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Beth and Craig
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We were instantly comfortable with Terry upon meeting him. His genuine interest in our relationship and marriage was reflected in the ceremony. Terry's down to earth and warm personality is perfectly balanced with his professionalism. We highly recommend his services to any couple looking for a heartfelt ceremony delivered by more than just an officiant, but by someone who could be a member of your family.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry was amazing to work with - he met with us several times prior to the ceremony to ensure that he had a good grasp on who were are as individuals, as well as couple, and to understand the journey that we have shared together. He crafted a beautiful ceremony, and we have already received many comments about the job that he did. He kept the ceremony light and had a few comedic references for the guest! I really love that he incorporated our family into the ceremony, especially with both of us having loved ones that could not join in our special day. I would highly recommend anyone working with Terry - you won't regret the decision!
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Mary
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady was such a wonderful person to have married us. He was able to make our ceremony about us. He was so flexible with adapting to our views and beliefs. We went over out ceremony with him numerous times before our wedding because it was important to him. He really took our event seriously and did such an amazing job. I hope everyone gets the same experience I had because of him. I highly, highly recommend anyone considering him to do their ceremony!!
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Christopher
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady made our wedding day absolutely wonderful. He has such a beautiful way with words. Leading up to our big day he was so attentive and made us feel truly special. He is dedication to his bride and groom is extraordinary. He is very patient with requests and does a great job making sure that everything is in place for the big day. He is so flexible with schedules and meetings and his follow-up is great. If you want someone who is passionate and committed, you can't do better than Terry Brady. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Terry was wonderful! He took the time to get to know us as a couple, create a ceremony that we would enjoy, and spoke beautifully. His service was exactly what we were looking for and he really personalized the ceremony. I was nervous about standing in front of everyone but he made us feel comfortable enough to truly enjoy the moment. Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony!!!
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Private User
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more happy with how my wedding ceremony went. Terry is wonderful! He is the first officiant we met with, and we knew right away that we didn't need to meet anyone else. To us, Terry felt like someone we had known forever. He made us both very comfortable, and we could tell that he is very confident and loves what he does.

After meeting with Terry, he sent us a questionnaire to help him get to know us. He then took that info and incorporated it into the ceremony. After reading the first draft, there were a few things that I wanted to change. Terry had no problem doing that, within a few hours of letting him know I received a new draft of the ceremony. At the last minute we decided we wanted to add a quote from a TV show that we both love, Terry was able to incorporate that into the ceremony flawlessly.

We have had many compliments on our wedding ceremony, and on Terry in particular. To this day (almost 6 months later) I still hear from family members about how wonderful "that officiant" was. On the day of the wedding, and the night before at the rehearsal, I was so nervous and was having major anxiety (I am not good at being the center of attention), but the moment we started the rehearsal with Terry I immediately relaxed and felt comfortable and confident. I was finally able to have fun because I knew Terry would guide us in the right direction. I also need to add that Terry is so dedicated, he performed our ceremony while sick with the flu! And he was very cautious at our rehearsal to not shake hands with anyone or get too close in order to prevent any of the wedding party from getting sick. I am so grateful to Terry for making our wedding ceremony the perfect memory!
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Shannon
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My now husband and I found almost all our vendors from Wedding Wire. When I came across Terry, he was the closest to us and his reviews on the website were all so great. We met with him at his house, was very professional, told us stories and made it feel like he was a friend we had never met before. So we booked him for our wedding day. Kept in contact through email and had another meeting a week before wedding day. Very reliable, very personable, and service he had written was rightly said and perfect length in time. Thank you, Terry!
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Anne
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady is so wonderful to work with! He is quick to reply and answer questions. He is flexible and open to all your thoughts, concerns and ideas. He did such a fabulous job on our wedding! Our guests even commented on what a great job he did. I would recommend him very highly for your wedding! Thank you, Terry!

Annie & James
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Terry for your wedding day! From the first meeting all the way through the ceremony he was amazing! Very friendly, made us feel comfortable and assured us we had nothing to worry about! The ceremony was perfect and we've had several people compliment what a wonderful job he did. Thank you, Terry!!!! You are a natural when it comes to marrying couples:) We were lucky to have you officiate our big day!!!
~Rhonda & Mike May
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Sean and Sara
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I interviewed a handful of potential officiants for our wedding but we never left a meeting feeling like we found that perfect person to conduct our ceremony. That was until we met Terry Brady. My wife found Terry through Yelp and Wedding Wire and it was there that we read nothing but amazing reviews. After our first meeting, we found Terry to be very professional, with a great sense of humor, and a deep interest in getting to know us both on a personal level. That's what we loved about Terry: he truly cared about us and knowing our story. After a couple meetings, it was like Terry was a family friend, someone that you feel you've known for a long time.

Terry's knowledge and experience really helped when it came to planning our ceremony. He took our ideas and requests seriously and in the process put together an amazing ceremony that was both personal to us and fun for our guests. It really was an amazing day! Our parents and guests have not stopped raving about Terry and the ceremony. We are extremely glad we got to know him and that he was able to be apart of our special day. We would recommend Terry to anyone!
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Terry Brady highly enough! When I emailed Terry to check his availability, he was very prompt with his response. At our first meeting, Terry read through a sample ceremony script that he had already customized based on the little information that he knew about us. He assured us that he would keep writing and re-writing the ceremony until it was just the way we wanted. Terry will script the ceremony to suit the clients' preferences. As Terry told us, he can incorporate "a whole lotta God, a little bit of God, or no God at all" into the ceremony. My husband and I are a non-religious interracial couple, and there was not even a hint of judgement from Terry.
Terry took the initiative to visit our wedding website to learn more about us, and he used that information to write the most beautiful, memorable, meaningful, non-boring ceremony. He made references to very special details such as our first date and the moment of our proposal, and even cracked a few jokes that everyone loved! We incorporated a special African tasting tradition into our ceremony, and I later found out that Terry, upon seeing the empty bowls, took the initiative to fill all of the bowls with the necessary ingredients (including asking the caterer for lemon slices) and place them on the table himself before the ceremony! How sweet was that?!
After the ceremony, our guests were RAVING about Terry. One of our guests - a baptist minister - asked Terry if he could 'steal' some of his material to use when he officiates weddings in his own church! Our wedding was two months ago, and we're still getting compliments on our wonderful officiant. We had great food, cake, dancing, and even a caricature artist on our wedding day, but Terry's ceremony was my favorite part of the entire day. We met with one other officiant after meeting Terry, and she could not even compare to him!! Do yourself a favor and hire him; you'll be thankful you did. ;-)
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jennifer
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry was amazing from the moment we got engaged and contacted him through our wedding. He made our ceremony absolutely beautiful and we will never forget you!

Jennifer and Yari
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John & Joyce
Wedding:
3/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Mr. Brady is by far one of the most caring and gracious people that we have ever met. The time he spent with us preparing for our wedding was far and above any expectations my wife and I could have imagined. From our first meeting to get acquainted with each other, to the follow up phone calls and our second meeting. Mr. Brady worked very closely with us to ensure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. In the end we would be happy to call Terry Brady our friend.
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Holly
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady is an amazing officiant and just a kind-hearted person. He put an extra special touch on our wedding and we were more than happy with his every effort to make our ceremony perfect. His extreme professionalism also made him an ideal choice for our officiant. Terry also has a unique and kind voice at which he carries out well. He also made an effort to include that we are military and thanked us during the ceremony. It was very honoring and we are so happy we chose him. Although Terry seems to be a busy man, he was more than willing to work with our schedule. We highly recommend Terry Brady to make any wedding day just that more special. You will not be disappointed. :)
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Rosa
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very lucky to have found Terry on yelp. We were looking for someone to marry us in a non-religious ceremony, and Terry was perfect. At the initial meeting, he was very warm and professional and we felt comfortable with him immediately. He has the right mix of humor and seriousness and truly enjoys his work. We could tell that he really wanted to get to know us before he married us. He was very willing to tailor the ceremony to our specific needs and wants, which we really appreciated. The ceremony felt relaxed, and I am so happy that Terry was the one to marry us! We couldn't have asked for anyone better.
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Deena
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
BOOK TERRY! Seriously, this officiant is great. Every time my husband and I met with him, we were very nervous - but he always made us super comfortable and the process was so easy. Terry was very warm, kind, funny (without being over the top) and a great value. I would recommend Terry to anyone.

After our wedding, we got more compliments on the ceremony (and Terry) than anything else. Everyone raved about it and him. My husband grew up Jewish, and me Catholic. I was nervous about our families not seeing any traditional religious aspects in our ceremony (this was by our choice), but Terry still made it spiritual and most important, about our love. He also had a fresh idea (a shadow box) that we used as part of ceremony.

overall, I just can't say enough good things about Terry. Use him!!
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erin
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady made our wedding unique, personal, and meaningful. Terry took the time to get to know us as a couple and integrated our love story into the ceremony. Terry also brought great ideas to the table as far as alternatives to the candle lighting/ sand pouring ritual. We have been married 3 weeks now and our guests continue to compliment us on how beautiful our ceremony was.
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady was fantastic! We were in a bit of a bind, all of the officiants that were recommended to us were booked on our date so I went to google and started looking officiants up. It ended up being a blessing in disguise because Terry was absolutely phenomenal to work with!

The day I emailed him I received a response that he was available for our date, and wanted to make an appointment to meet with us. He was very flexible when my fiance had to go out of town and changed the date of our appointment for us. It was great that he insisted on meeting with us 3 times before our wedding (a perk that is sometimes an upcharge with other officiants) and it made sure we really got to know him, and he got to know us. We knew we wanted to book him when my fiance and I had tears in our eyes when he read through his basic ceremony, without any personalization.

From the first meeting it was great. He answered any random emails I sent, met with us again to go through the ceremony, and then attended our rehearsal. And all of that was included in his very reasonable price. People commented after the ceremony that he talked about us like he knew us most of our lives (they couldn't believe we found him the way we did!)

I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs an officiant, and I already have to several of our family members who are planning on getting married in the near future. He really was a joy to work with, and I hope our paths cross again in the future!
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Rob
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.9/5.0
Terry was amazing. We met with Terry on two occasions in advance of our wedding. Terry took the time to get to know about us and about our families and our background. Terry makes the ceremony very personal, very relaxed and those attending the wedding raved about Terry. I highly reccomend Terry Brady for your wedding. You will not be disappointed and he will help make your special day even more special!! Rob Bussey
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Katie
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Terry was amazing!! HE was everything and more! Since I film weddings, I was very picky on who I selected to marry us, and Terry was absolutely perfect. He was friendly, flexible, and made us feel like we'd known him our whole life. He sat down and talked with us and really took the time to know us to make our ceremony unique and true to who we are. We liked him so much we still keep in touch!! I would recommend him to anyone!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
People might think it’s impersonal or not as special if they find an officiant online for their wedding ceremony. After our first meeting with Terry, I couldn’t disagree more! Getting married outside, our options for an officiant were limited. After searching reviews online, I came across Terry’s website. He was super quick in responding back to my initial email and we had a meeting set up the next week. In what can only be described as an “it’s a small world” moment, Terry recognized my husband’s last name during our meeting and realized that he used to work with his mother and aunt and uncle some 30 years ago. Aside from this little coincidence, the meeting went great; in an hour’s time Terry was able to give us a brief glimpse into what our wedding ceremony would feel like…it was serious (but not too serious) and lighthearted. We decided immediately after our meeting that Terry was our guy. After a few emails and a final meeting, we were ready for the wedding. Terry’s delivery of the ceremony was just beautiful. His voice and delivery were wonderful, and he truly captured the spirit of the day. I would recommend Terry 100% to anyone looking for a personal wedding ceremony.
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Jenna
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Terry did the most amazing job at our ceremony at The Onion in Lake Barrington. He made a strong point to really get to know us not only as individuals but also as a couple and a family. He was very flexible with time and meeting, which works great being out of towner. Everyone at our wedding commented on how you would have thought Terry knew us for years making our ceremony very personalized. He even brought a bit of humor which was very fitting for us. We could not talk highly enough about Terry, he did a fantastic job with our ceremony.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were married by Terry just this past weekend. We cannot recommend him enough. Terry was very flexible in meeting with us- I even had to cancel our first meeting at the last minute! He was accommodating and able to work with our schedules. We really appreciated the time he took to get to know us and to get an understanding of what we wanted from our wedding. Choosing an officiant seemed like the most daunting part of the wedding preparations. Terry definitely knows what he's doing. From the first meetings through to the rehearsal, he made us feel calm and comfortable. Our ceremony was special, meaningful, and enjoyable, thanks to Terry!
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Tonya
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Terry was absolutely amazing!!! If you want your wedding to be special you need to hire Terry. He met with us several times to make sure our ceremony was absolutely perfect! There was not a dry eye on our wedding day. He truly made our day memorable!
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We had an outdoor wedding and unfortunently a catholic priest wasn't able to perform a ceremony outside. Our wedding was at Pinstripes in South Barrington, IL and they recommended Terry. Everything went very smoothly and the ceremony was perfect for our wedding. I would def. recommend Terry!!
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Vrakas
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Mr. Brady was exceptional. He went above and beyond everything we could have asked for. It was a pleasure working with him due to his genuine enjoyment of what he does. He helped make our ceremony as beautiful as it was.
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Alisha
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady was phenomenal,my husband and I could not be happier. We are so grateful he was able to perform our wedding ceremony. He is such a personable wonderful man and will highly recommend to anyone who needes his services.
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TGIF512
Wedding:
3/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We had signed a contract with another officiant to come to our wedding. The day after we signed the contract, we were contacted by him and told that he already had booked a wedding for our date. We were very upset and disappointed in his unprofessional actions because this left us without someone to perform our wedding ceromony. Later we discovered this was one of the best things that could of happened to us. Terry took us in, booked us on such short notice and put together a ceremony one could only dream of. Terry was very nice, polite, funny while being informative throughout the entire process. He incorporated all of the readings that we wanted including learning "Blessing of Hands." Which he was not familiar with. Terry helped ease our nerves until the ceremony took place. He got along well with our family and guests, which was evident from all the compliments. Many people said it was the best ceromony they had ever seen done for a wedding. Including my Aunt who has been to many weddings over the last 75 years and has been married herself for 54 years! We will highly recommend Terry Brady Ceremonies to anyone we know or meet who is getting married. THANK YOU TERRY, You are AWESOME!!! Wish you the best and much continued success!!
- Dustin & Thea
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LishandBen
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We found Terry Brady through Yelp and contacted him based on his reviews (which were all glowing). After emailing him a few preliminary questions and giving him our contact information, it was all down hill from there. He contacted us right away with referral links, his website information and various dates to meet. We walked into our first visit not knowing what to expect, but left feeling comfortable and confident that we found the person who would be marrying us. Right off the bat, we could tell Terry 'loved love' and was really committed to knowing about us, our relationship, our story and making sure he reflected that in the ceremony. I (the bride) didn't see much of Terry the day of the wedding but he was certainly a HUGE support to my husband, 'the groom', while the venue was being chaotically set up and flowers, half of the guests and 'the bride' were all running late. He performed a beautiful ceremony, which carried the crowd though joyful tears, into laughter, and wrapping it up with some helpful words of wisdom. The end of the ceremony was all a blur, being rushed out to take photos and say hello to the guests, but Terry managed pull us aside for one photo with him and to say thank you. He left us with one last surprise, a beautiful card full of well-wishes, that we found right before we left for our honeymoon. That card really meant a lot. It showed that he really cared about us and our marriage, it showed that we would always remember him as a part of that special day and that he would remember us as well. We would certainly recommend using Terry as the wedding official to anyone who wants there wedding ceremony to reflect to love you share for one another.
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Siobhan
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Terry was the officiant was our ceremony last Saturday. He did a wonderful job and we couldn't be more pleased. The ceremony was the perfect length and had wonderful personal touches. Terry makes a point of meeting with you a couple of times before the wedding and disscussing what you would like. He was great at responding to questions and emails. I feel like we got everything that we wanted and asked for and even more. We even didn't have a rehersal dinner and he was still able to coordinate well with the wedding party and pull off a perfect ceremony. I couldn't thank him enough.
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Emma
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married 2 weeks ago and we are still hearing compliments on our wedding ceremony. Terry created such a perfect personalized ceremony for us, it touched us as well as every one of our guests. He was really able to capture our relationship with sincerity and the right amount of humor. and he delivered it beautifully. We were also planning long distance (living in Atlanta getting married in Illinois) and he was able to work with our schedules. First meeting we did through a Skype chat. He was able to meet with us when we came to visit IL for a week. He's been doing this for a while so he also provided tons of great advice, on the ceremony, vows, and unity candle (he also described several other optional traditions). We were looking for something unique and personalized and we got just that. I am so happy we found Terry, he made our ceremony so incredibly special and unforgettable.
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Jan
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady took the time to really get to know us before the ceremony. His questionare was a great way to personalize the ceremony and brought tears and laughs to those that really know us. We are so glad that we chose Mr. Brady and would highly recommend him to anyone. What a wonderful memory he created for us. Thank you.
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karolina
Wedding:
11/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Terry was recommened by one of my friends who knew he officiated weddings. We had met with Terry to see if we would be a good fit. We were! He is very personable and an excellent speaker. Being that my husband and I are not religious, but are families are avid practicing Catholics and Jehovah's Wittness, composing a ceremony that appeased both families would be a challege we thought. Not for Terry, he really did save the day because we had no idea how to approach the situation. After the ceremony was given we recieved multiple compliments from both sides. I would recommend Terry to all of my friends. He is awesome.
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had nothing but the best experience with Terry. We got married on October 15th, 2011, and Terry was just fantastic. I searched on Wedding Wire for an officiant, and quickly found Terry thanks to his excellent reviews. I could tell from his photos that he was someone we were looking for... a happy and kind person who seemed like he'd be a friend of both our dads'. When we met him, he was that and more. He's such a genuinely nice man, who wants to take the time to get to know you, which makes the wedding ceremony go that much smoother. We met with him twice before the ceremony, once at his office, and the second time at his home. We met his wife, and she was just as sweet as Terry. After chatting with them, we knew we wanted them to stay and celebrate with us at the reception. Terry is open to whatever kind of ceremony you would like, and helped to make ours very enjoyable and meaningful.
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JMB26
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't thank Terry enough for all that he had done for my husband and I. He made our ceremony so special to us! His amazing ceremony was the buzz for weeks after our wedding. His honesty, genuine care for the couple, humor, and inclusion of family and friends is what made him stand out above the rest. He's not cheesy and you can tell he doesn't do what he does to run a business- he does it because he really cares. You would have to be nuts to not like Terry and his services, I'd highly recommend him to anyone!
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lynnfarrell
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady is a great person and very funny! We couldn't of been happier with our choice. We were very nervous on our wedding day and he made us feel so comfortable. We were honored to have Terry marry us on our special day. We HIGHLY recommend Mr. Brady. We hope to run into him in the future, we liked him so much!!
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Dawn
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Terry was a great officiant. He was always there with any questions that we had, gave us advice on certain things. He is great to talk to and as a great personality.
I would recommend him to any one for there wedding...
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Tom
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We were very fortunate to find that Terry was available just 8 weeks before our big day. Normally, Terry is booked up to a year in advance. Despite the short period of time, Terry made sure to meet with us several times, and to speak to us on the phone several more times, in order to customize the perfect ceremony for us. Everything was beautiful, and Terry's officiating garnered rave reviews from everyone that attended our wedding. Terry kept things lighthearted, but also very sincere and meaningful. He also suggested a "sand ceremony" in the place of a candle ceremony, since our ceremony was outdoors, and it was perfect. We cannot say enough great things about Terry, and we would 100% recommend him to anyone that wants the perfect wedding. Thanks very much Terry..... -Alma and Tom
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hlarson45
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Terry went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony one of the best and most meaningful (and tear inducing...in a good way) moments that my husband and I will never forget. I can't say enough wonderful things about Terry as a person and professional. One of our groomsmen has already told us that he will be contacting Terry for his own ceremony. Since my husband and I are not members of a church, but have our beliefs, Terry was able to provide a perfect balance of humor and sentiment with the religious tone we had hoped for.
Services Used: Officiant
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mickey88
Wedding:
7/10/2011
4.5/5.0
Terry was extremely professional and easy to talk too and we are very happy we chose him as our officiant at our wedding. Terry was very flexible in how we wanted our wedding and provided a lot of valuable suggestions. Terry had insisted that we meet a couple of times before the wedding so that he can get a better understanding about us and we found this very helpful as you don't feel like you are strangers at the wedding. He was always on time and always came prepared.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Terry has all 5-star reviews for a reason! We met with several officiants for our ceremony, and Terry was the most down-to-earth, easy going person we met with. He led our ceremony exactly how we wanted it - about US. Everyone gave us compliments on such an amazing ceremony. It felt like we had known Terry for years (especially how he added several personal touches to the ceremony)!!! He was wonderful to work with and extremely responsive. Thank you, Terry!
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Christina
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady truly helped make our wedding day perfect. As neither I nor my husband belong to a church, we were very worried as to how we would find someone that would make our ceremony personal and memorable. We orignally found someone that would only meet with us the day of our wedding. So to find Terry was a blessing! Terry insisted that we meet with him at least twice before the wedding. He went over all the details our ceremony with us. He came to our rehearsal and he and his wife came to our wedding. We got so many compliments on our ceremony. It was about us, marriage, and our future lives together. We are so happy with how it all turned out and would love to keep in touch with Terry. He really made the start of marriage wonderful!!! I can't say thank you enough!
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whyner77
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Terry was absolutely amazing and I couldn't have been any happier. He made us both feel very comfortable before and after the ceremony. Terry took the time to get to know us and make sure our ceremony was a perfect fit for us. I would highly recommend him to any couple looking for an officiant on their special day.
Services Used: Officiant
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Lisa Baekkegaard
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were extremely happy with Terry. And we have had so many compliments about him from our family and friends that were at the wedding! I think at least half of them commented on how great he was! He truly made our wedding day extremly special and I could not recommend him enough. If and when we ever renew our vows it will be with Terry!!!!
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Kim
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady officiated our wedding ceremony in October and my husband and I would highly recommend him. I had contacted a number of officiants when I began our search, and Terry was the only one who didn't try to use a sales pitch on me. He met with us twice before the wedding in order to get to know us as a couple so that he could make our ceremony unique and personal. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted - not over the top religious, relatively brief (15-20 minutes), and he used just the right amount of humor to make people smile without joking so much that it took away from the specialness of the ceremony. Overall, I would highly recommend Terry Brady if this is what you are looking for.
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Jeff
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Terry is beyond compare. He met with us at our convenience and asked the right questions to make the ceremony that much more personal for us and everyone attending. His easy delivery, sincere approach, and overall jovial demeanor made more than a few guests comment how they felt like they knew him for years despite never meeting him before that day. Our ceremony was even better than we could have imagined and it was all due to Terry.
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were nervous about this part, as we preferred not to have our ceremony in a church. We wanted to find someone who brought both the elements of a church wedding and a casual, non-wordy ceremony together for a short and sweet telling of our relationship and future. Terry intertwined personal likes and events of our lives into the readings, and it was very comfortable for us to stand there and exchange vows. Nerves were few if any, and occasional, lightedhearted laughter added to the special feeling in the room. It was a wonderful ceremony and Terry did a perfect job.
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The Future Mrs. Oberhart
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady provided an excellent personalized service filled with sincerity, thoughtfulness, religious meaning and humor. We are so grateful to him for the time and effort that he devoted to our wedding ceremony. He truly made it a special day to remember!
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msepsey
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Terry was ABSOLUTELY wonderful! I couldn't have asked for a more flexible, responsible, funny, and on-time officiant! In fact, of all the vendors I used on my wedding day, he is the only one who followed through his contract. Every other vendor skimped out on something or changed their mind on something else. Terry outlines his ceremony and expectations from day one and follows through until the bitter end.

He is such a wonderful person. He'll laugh with you, cry with you (maybe.....or just make you laugh), and sympathize with you through the trials and tribulations that are wedding planning. He is great, reliable, and well worth the cost.
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Terry officiated my September 11, 2010 wedding ceremony and did an absolutely fabulous job from start to finish. He was very flexible and easy to work with and was open to incorporating ideas that we had and wanted in our ceremony. He helped make our wedding ceremony extremely personal and heartfelt and we received so many compliments to that effect. He was very easy going and patient with our schedules as well, since originally at the time we began speaking we lived out of state. We immediately felt comfortable with him even after only speaking on the phone and are so happy we went with our instinct and picked him to officiate our wedding. It was one of the best decisions we made throughout the process!
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kris0903
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Terry made our ceremony absolutely beautiful and personal. We couldn't have asked for anything better! We can't thank him enough for being so wonderful to work with and for making our day special!
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CLall
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Mr. Brady was an amazing officiant! My husband and I fell in love with him when we met him and our first impression was spot on.

Mr. Brady is an incredibly warm, genuine, and approachable person...our guests enjoyed chatting with him and loved his personal and thoughtful speech. Moreover he is a true professional: working with our schedules, wedding theme, and spiritual leanings (which are less than traditional).

What surprised us the most is that after a truly beautiful and tear-jerking ceremony -- Mr. Brady confidently and serenly at the helm -- we learned that he was actually quite ill. He was so ill, in fact, that he probably needed to be in a hospital. But he held it together so beautifully that no one, not even us (both MDs) could tell.

We are so grateful for meeting and having Mr. Brady be our officiant. He helped make our wedding a beautiful and memorable event. We would (and have been!) recommending him to all our friends.

--Casey
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Katherine L C R
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.9/5.0
We do not live in the Chicago area, but Terry was very flexible and worked with us over Skype, phone, and email to customize our ceremony and get to know us. We didn't meet until our wedding day, but felt very comfortable with him. Strongly recommend his services.
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AKotlarz
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked a better officiant!! Honestly we were completely happy with how our service went. I really liked how Mr. Brady took the time to get to know us as a couple and gave us a questionnaire to fill out. I loved how the ceremony was directed around us and he told little stories about us. I felt that we did receive our intimate personal ceremony that we wanted. We recommend Mr. Brady to a few of our friends who just recently got engaged and were hoping that they choose him as their officiant. Thank you for making our wedding so memorable!
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Patty
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful thanks to Terry. We would recommend him to everyone. He personalized our ceremony to our lives and started our day with such happiness! We had guests come up to us (including the paid violinists) just to tell us that was the best ceremony they have ever been too!
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aduffy
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Terry made sure that he gathered the right information from us to personalize our ceremony and make it special and meaningful to our family and friends. He is a great speaker and has a warm heart - you can tell he really cares about what he's doing. He doesn't settle for second best, making sure everything is exactly the way you want it. He was also the officiant for my brother's wedding and both of us, including our spouses, would highly recommend him. He is an absolute pleasure to work with.
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Robin
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Terry is awesome. He's non demominational and is available to come to your ceremony (we were married at Brookfield Zoo). We met personally with him so he could get a sense of who we are as a couple. He went over all parts of the ceremony with us and incorporated as much religion as we wanted. We filled out a questionairre so Terry could get insight for the personal story part of the ceremony. He also included the readings of our choice. He's very down to earth and his ceremony reflects the true meaning of a wedding ceremony and what we all gathered to witness. I had married couples tell me that the ceremony brought back memories of their wedding and they feld a renewed committment to their own vows because of what Terry had spoken.
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Gabe & Michelle
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Mr. Terry Brady was very endearing. Our ceremony was scheduled last minute and he was able to gather accurate information making our ceremony very personal and fun.
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Terry Brady is absolutely amazing! He has a great personality and made our ceremony so personal. He made it seem like he has known my husband and I our entire lives! Terry puts so much work into his ceremonies and it's evident in his final product. We got so many compliments on how wonderful he was. Actually a family friend liked his work so much she wants to renew her vows with her husband just to have Terry Brady speak at the ceremony! His words on marriage is so meaningful and deep without being too over the top and cheesy! Terry is very affordable and offers so much for his price. My husband and I met with Terry twice just to prepare for the ceremony and for us to get to know each other more. Then Terry even came to the rehearsal and stayed for dinner just to get to know our wedding party! I looked at a lot of ministers and nobody compared to Terry Brady and his services. He was so perfect and we are very appreciative of Terry's hard work. He truly helped to make our wedding perfect! You must consider Terry Brady for your ceremony!
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gus
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Terry met with us a few times in order to get to know us. We felt very comfortable telling him about us. He incorporated our lives into the ceremony and our friends and family thought that he was a friend of ours as they related what he has to say about us. We do consider him a friend and have told many people about him
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RCWK
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Terry made our ceremony one to remember. We got a lot of compliments about how great the ceremony was. Terry met with us a couple of times before our wedding in order to get to know our story and it really came across in the ceremony, he felt like an old family friend by that point. He put us at ease right away and provided us with a unique, endearing, personal ceremony that we will remember forever.
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Heather
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Terry is great at what he does! We couldn't have asked for someone better to marry us.
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Julie
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Terry did a wonderful job at our wedding. He was extremely flexible to make the ceremony the way we envisioned it. Most importantly, his passion for marriage showed through the kind words he said during the ceremony. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. He personalized our ceremony and the words that he said we will remember forever. We give him our highest recommendation and it once decision we will never regret!
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Pamela
Wedding:
3/1/2009
5.0/5.0
we had a very simple wedding without any religious influence. my husband is mexican and i am jewish. terry listened very well to what we wanted and devised a ceremony that fit our needs. the ceremony was beautiful and my husband and i could not be happier with his service
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jg1025
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I could not recommend Terry as an officiant strongly enough. From the moment we met him (he was flexible with the meeting location) he made us feel relaxed. He went through the ceremony, asked questions and really listened to our input. The week before the ceremony he spent awhile talking to me about how we met, our relationship, etc so that he could personalize the ceremony. He found the perfect balance of serious vs. lighthearted and reallly made a connection with us and the entire crowd. If you are looking for an officiant, you will not be disappointed with choosing Terry, he made our ceremony what it was.
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amanda
Wedding:
9/26/2008
4.8/5.0
Great guy He got a 4 for professionalism because he was more like a friend. He was willing to do my crazy ceremony ideas and work with us as all points of the wedding. Wonderful man great Rev.
Services Used: Officiant
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Alice
Wedding:
9/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Terry was truly a fantastic officiant. He met with us several times prior to our wedding day to get to know us as a couple. He was also extremely open to our ideas for the ceremony content and made it just perfect for us on our special day. He has a way of captivating the audience but also getting to the point quickly enough so that the guests do not get restless. I am so glad that we chose him as our officiant.
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Kim
Wedding:
8/9/2008
4.7/5.0
Terry was the first and only officiant we met with. He is a down to earth family man that we connected with right away. The wording used for the ceremony was beautiful and personalized. I would highly recommend Terry!
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J.C.
Wedding:
9/29/2007
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Terry we knew it was a match. We spent our first meeting chatting for awhile getting to know each other. It was a real pleasure that Terry wanted to know who we were as individuals and as a couple. There were a few funny moments and personal touches that I appreceiated during the ceremony. He tweaked the ceremony so that it reflected us and therefore created special memories for my husband and I.
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