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Officiant in Chicago, Illinois,
(847) 491-0603
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    David Bartolone

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  • Rev. Marian was the best of the best, her creativity, her passion, her professionalism and her dedication say it all. She walked us through one of the most special moments in our lives without any stress or anxiety, creating and incredibly beautiful ceremony that we will remember forever, All we can say is thank you from our hearts.

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    How lovely to see your wonderful feedback! It was a joy for me to assist you with your beautiful wedding. THANK YOU!

    Kayla

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  • Rev. Marian was amazing! She gave us the feeling that we’ve met her for a long time. We got a lot of compliments how beautiful our ceremony came out. She was so friendly and warm. She gave us lots of great suggestions as well! Thank you so much for an stress-free and beautiful ceremony Rev. Marian. It turned out exactly the way we wanted it.

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    Oh my, Kayla -- what a lovely way to start my day! Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback -- it was a privilege and a joy to assist you with your wedding. Many blessings to you both.

    Mike Hayes

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    5 out of 5
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  • Marian made our ceremony intimate, personal and all about us. It was perfect in every way. We loved our time meeting with her and her responsiveness. She’s the ultimate professional. We highly recommend!

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    How wonderful -- thank you, Mike! It was a joy to be part of your very special wedding, and I look forward to seeing the photos.

    E. H.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Marian was an amazing Officiant. She knew when to lighten the mood and when to be serious. Worked with us to make the right ceremony for us and made the day very special. I could not recommend her more highly for anyone getting married in the Chicago area.

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • We fell in love with Rev. Marian and her warm presence as soon as we met her. She made the process of planning our ceremony easy and stress free. She is helpful and incredibly talented. If you are looking for a unique ceremony, entirely personalized she is the one! She gave us an unforgettable experience and we are eternally grateful to her!

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    Wow, what a delight to read your wonderful feedback, Jess. I am SO glad you asked me to be part of your beautiful wedding, it was a complete joy! Sending blessings and hugs to you!

    Nick

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and i originally met Marian when she married my brother and his wife 4 years ago. She did such a great job we asked her to be our officiant. Marian just performed our ceremony over the weekend. It was perfect. Marian is an absolute professional. She guided us through the ceremony outline, readings, and provided many great recommendations and ideas along the way. Highly recommended.

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    Thank you so much for this lovely feedback -- it was a joy to be part of your special day, and to see your great family again! Sending blessings!

    Margot

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  • We got married on 8/18/2018 and Rev. Marian Hale officiated our wedding. It was a great experience from the first meeting, to vows creation to actual ceremony. Everything was very professional and well done. Marian personalized some of her speech which made the whole ceremony more special and intimate. We were really happy how everything went and I fully recommend Marian's Services.

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    Thanks so much for this lovely feedback, Margot -- I really appreciate you taking the time to review my services. It was truly a joy to create your beautiful wedding with you! Sending blessings, Marian

    Blaire

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  • I booked Rev. Marian through an Elope to Chicago package for our early August 2018 wedding. She performed a truly lovely non-denominational ceremony for our intimate wedding. From the moment we booked Rev. Marian, it was obvious just how much she cares about her role in your wedding day! We loved working with Rev. Marian because of her professionalism, but also her willingness to allow us to customize our ceremony to make it truly what we wanted. She also provided many suggestions that enhanced the ceremony, making it unique, while still traditional. Rev. Marian is a very experienced officiant and it shines through in all that she does. We were grateful to have her as part of our special day and recommend her without any reservation!

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    Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! It was a privilege and a joy to assist you with your beautiful wedding. Sending you blessings.

    Michael

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  • Rev. Hale was the perfect choice to serve as our wedding officiant. From our very first meeting we could see that she has a real passion for what she does and that she prides herself on helping couples put together a meaningful, personalized, and beautiful ceremony. Rev. Hale responded quickly to all e-mails, was patient with out last-minute revisions, etc. Her performance as officiant was flawless. She arrived early to go over logistics with ceremony participants and other vendors. She directed us through a very uplifting and emotional ceremony that was just perfect and something that we and our guests will never forget. We give Rev. Hale our highest recommendation!

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to give me this review -- it was such a joy to be part of your very special wedding. Hugs to you, and blessings!

    Jenna

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  • I cannot say enough how absolutely amazing Marian was to work with!!! The ceremony was just beautiful - so many guests came up to us to compliment us on how special and touching our ceremony was. I definitely couldn't keep from crying during the ceremony, despite my best efforts ;). She is such a pro, and had so many great suggestions for our ceremony that we would never have come up with on our own. We were really able to personalize our ceremony and make it unique and special to us. When we started planning, we contemplated getting a friend to marry us, and we are so glad we didn't do that! The ceremony was one of the best parts of our whole wedding experience, and Marian really made it so meaningful for us! On top of being amazing on the day, Marian was so quick to respond to emails and she made it so easy for us to meet up with her in advance to go through our plans. I very highly recommend Marian to anyone and everyone! Thank you again!! :)

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    How wonderful to read your feedback! It was a true joy to be part of your very special day, and I send you blessings for your life together. Thank you!

    Joshua

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  • Marian beautifully officiated our ceremony. We got to meet her well in advance of our wedding and feel that she got to us know us and was able to eloquently depict our relationship and create an extremely special and unique ceremony for us. She was spirited and enthusiastic, our family loved the ceremony!

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    How wonderful -- thank you for taking the time to send this great feedback. And the photos add so much -- it was truly a joy to be part of your very special day!

    Janie

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  • We found Reverend Marian through our venue's list of preferred vendors. We met with Marian and felt such a good vibe from her and loved the fact that she performs every type of wedding you can think of- for her, the most important thing is the love between the couple. She sent us a great draft of the ceremony and was receptive to our tweaks and feedback. The ceremony turned out absolutely beautiful. It didn't feel as though this was someone we had found on a list and met at Starbucks! It was such a heartfelt ceremony; I don't think there was a dry eye in the house! After the ceremony, we had so many people come up to us to rave about how great it was! A truly personal and heartfelt experience.

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    How lovely to read your feedback, Janie! It was a complete joy to be part of your beautiful wedding! Sending you blessings and thanks.

    Lindsay

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  • It was such a positive experience working with Marian. She was very flexible to work with and she arrived with ample amount of time before our ceremony to make sure everything was all set. My fiance and I had a quick wedding to include a family member that was sick. Marian planned a beautiful ceremony in a short time frame. She jumped on the opportunity to help us. During the ceremony itself, she was very lively and made everyone feel comfortable even though we did not have a reception the night before. I would highly recommend her!

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    How wonderful, Lindsay! Thank you so much, it was a joy to be part of your very special day!

    Robert

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  • Rev Marian was amazing. We planned our wedding from out of town and didn't get to meet in person until the wedding day. She does have a separate fee to show up for the rehearsal. Even though we opted not to do that, she did an amazing job. She checked up on us on a regular basis during the months we were out of town before the wedding to make sure we were comfortable with her. We appreciated that she started us off with some standard scripts and was extremely flexible in tailoring anything to our wishes and style. She even added an unscripted prayer at the end of the ceremony that was so beautiful. We had a lovely experience with her and are glad she was part of our wedding day.

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    Thanks so much, Robert -- I really appreciate you taking the time to review my services. And if you would possibly let me know how I could have done better (the grades for quality and service) -- that would be useful to know for future weddings. You have my direct email address, any time. Thanks again.

    Sheila

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  • My husband and I cannot say enough how wonderful Rev. Marian is. She met with us several times and patiently listened to our needs, wants and questions. The ceremony was beautiful and it was exactly what we wanted. We received so many compliments afterwards as to how lovely our wedding was performed. Thank you Marian for making our day so special.

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    Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! It was a privilege to be part of your very special wedding! Big hugs to you.
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