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Officiant in Chicago, Illinois,
(773) 929-2840
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    Shannon Pickens

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  • We were introduced to Jill via the Elope to Chicago company after our original wedding plans were derailed due to CoVID-19. Jill was so helpful during the process of deciding what we did and did not want in our ceremony and I feel like she really “got” us after our consultation phone call. She was super professional, a great public speaker, and really helped make our elopement special. Would highly recommend Reverend Jill for your officiant!

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    Thank you for your kind recommendation! Celebrating with you and Keven and Fluffy was great fun and a true honor to officiate for you! All the best to you all! Jill

    Stacy B

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  • We had planned a larger, international ceremony in June 2020. We had to postpone for multitude of reasons, but we still wanted to get married in 2020. The courthouse was booked out for months and we had a mild panic cause we were trying to plan only 2 weeks out from the new wedding date. Jill was recommended to us by another officiant and I'm so happy that happened! Jill was very responsive over email and her getting to know us chat was really fun and got deeper than expected. She worked all these little details from that chat into our short ceremony which was so unexpected since we did request the basic elopement type ceremony. Additionally, we had a family emergency the week of the ceremony and she was very understanding and flexible. We were definitely not the best couple in terms of organization or communication, but she kept us on track which was so vital. Also, she was a true expert in returning the license which is needed. We highly recommend Jill and if our postponed larger... Read more

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    Stacy, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and an honor to create a special ceremony to celebrate your love. Many good wishes to you and Patrick for a long and happy journey together! Jill

    Christina Doherty

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  • Throughout our planning, Jill really took an invested interest in us and it showed in our ceremony. She customized everything to our love story and journey and truly made it so special. Her warm presence made it so easy to be open with her and in turn it made our ceremony more personable. I recommend Jill 100% for anyone!

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    Thank you so much for your kind words, Christina. It was an honor to officiate for you and Dylan and a true pleasure to word with you to tell your beautiful story of love and commitment. Much happiness to you!

    Ian Horne

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  • Jill did an incredible job at planning and officiating our ceremony. We only met with her in person one time before the rehearsal for 3 hours and from that one meeting and a few questionnaires, she was able to design a beautiful wedding ceremony that perfectly captured our relationship. All of our family and friends were very moved by the ceremony. Many of them walked up to us afterwards and asked if she has known us for years; she was able to make our ceremony that personal. We could not have been happier with the service!

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    Ian and Mickella, Thank you so much for your kind words. You were wonderful to work with and your relationship offered many options for telling your love story. I am so happy that you, your families and friends enjoyed the ceremony so much. Many years of happiness to you! Jill

    Gretchen Hickman

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  • Bobby and I loved working with Jill. Because of Covid-19 we had to cancel our destination wedding plans. Jill stepped right in, and worked with us to develop a new, beautiful ceremony that incorporated many elements from our original plans. Thank you for making our day so special Jill!

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    Thank you, Gretchen! The pleasure was all mine. You and Bobby were such a joy to work with and it was an honor to celebrate your love!

    Erin R Tepastte

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  • Jill is very professional and well spoken. She talked with us to get to know us and personalize the ceremony script. The ceremony was created especially for us. It was truly special and touching. Highly recommend.

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    Erin, it was such a pleasure to marry you and Thomas. Thank you for your kind words. All happiness to you both! Jill

    Ashley Orosz

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  • I am tearing up writing this review. Jill is such an amazing person. She is SO sweet, calm, and professional; all qualities a Type A Bride appreciates beyond measure. In fact, after one phone call with Jill, I knew she was “the one” to officiate for my husband and I. She was so accommodating and respectful of our vision, curating an extremely thoughtful script that documented our journey together. Jill is a stellar professional and I honestly feel sorry for everyone who does not utilize her. 10/10, would get married again 😉

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    Ashley, you and Brendan were a dream couple for me! Sometimes the perfect connection happens and all parties are lucky! Thank you for choosing me to share in your day and thank you so much for this wonderful review. Many, many years of happiness to you both! xo

    Spencer Blaney

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  • Jill was the best officiant we could have hoped for. She is extremely professional yet personable. Rest assured you will be in good hands with someone who has the experience of officiating many weddings. Jill will tailor the ceremony to your specific needs. When you are planning for a wedding things get hectic and it is easy to get overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done. Jill kept us on track and was proactive with communication to make sure we were prepared for ceremony. She was responsive to our emails and accommodating to our changing schedule. Early on Jill will provide each of you a questionnaire to complete with questions about your relationship with eachother as well as other personal details. She takes these questionnaires and creates a narrative story that is personal and specific to every couple to be read at the ceremony. It is apparent she takes her time to write these couples stories and it is not something that is quickly thrown together. At the end you ... Read more

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    Spencer and Fabi, It was a true pleasure to work with you to create your love-filled celebration. I so appreciate your positive feedback and the time and consideration you gave to the review. Your commitment to the creative process helped us achieve just the right tone for your ceremony! Many years of happiness to you both!

    Jenny Luo

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  • Jill was amazing through this entire process. She was very easy to work with and incredibly personable, and it was easy to see that she was genuinely invested in our relationship and telling our story. She was open minded and willing to learn and do research and worked hard to write a script that really brought out who we are - not easy for an unconventional couple like us! We got so many compliments from our guests on how well-spoken she was and how sweet the ceremony was! So glad we went with her.

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    Jenny, it was such a pleasure to work with you and Ken and to learn about your online world! I so enjoyed exploring and creating with you and I'm so glad your guests appreciated our collaboration! I felt a lot of love for you and Ken in that room: everyone there is fortunate to be connected! All the best to you both!

    Elise Gonzalez

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  • Jill was so amazing to work with. She took about an hour to chat with me and me then fiancé (now husband) on the phone about our story and got to know us to be able to craft her words for our ceremony. She provided us with options for standard vows but was absolutely flexible when we decided to go our own route. She showed so much care and enthusiasm when working with us to tell our story, and it showed beautifully during our ceremony. We were so happy to have selected Jill and I’d highly recommend her.

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    Elise and Alex, such a joyful, love-filled intimate wedding to be a part of! It was a true pleasure to work with you and to contribute to your special day! All the best to you and thank you for my 100th WW review!! Jill

    Michele Mcmanmon

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  • Jill went above & beyond even learning a new ethnic ritual we added to the ceremony. She executed this ritual smoothly and beautifully along with the rest of the ceremony. She really kept us organized and made helpful suggestions throughout our process as well as being extremely communicative. We'd recommend her for any wedding because she is a very special person, has a great sense of humor and a calming personality. We already recommended her to friends getting married in 2020!!!

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    Michele, Thanks you so much for the opportunity to work with your and Michael and your amazing families. What a lovely, warm, heartfelt event! Warmest wishes and thanks! Jill

    Brittani

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  • Jill made our ceremony simply amazing. Often couples and guests think this is the part to rush through to get to the next event.... but really this is the most important time to be present. Jill takes the time to get to know you as a couple and as separate people to make a ceremony one could only dream possible. Jill makes a lifetime memorable event...a week later and many people are still commenting on on how wonderful the ceremony was and... we couldn't be happier. Jill is a genius at what she does!

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    Brittani and Ambrose, Working with you was such a wonderful experience. As I mentioned to you, working with great couples makes my work look easy! Your openness and willingness to share with me allowed my creativity to flow. I'm so grateful you and your guests enjoyed the ceremony and I so appreciate your kind words. All the best to you both!

    Jose Randall

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  • We are grateful to Jill for presiding over our wedding ceremony. Her approach and flexibility were perfect for our situation (interfaith, etc.). From our experience we learned that the reviews we read prior to working with her did not adequately describe her value. She is a wonderful person as well as an excellent celebrant! We enjoyed the opportunity to meet Jill and to have her share in our special commitment to each other. - JR and JS

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    Thank you so much for your kind words, Jose! I so enjoyed working with you and your beautiful bride and I am honored to have witnessed your love and commitment to each other! I wish all good things and a happy, happy life together! Jill

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  • Jill was the officiant at our wedding, and truly a delight to work with. We wanted a warm ceremony that truly reflected us, and Jill's process for creating one was a wonderful, reflective activity during a very hectic engagement period! As a bride I was extremely nervous about the ceremony and its tone, but Jill's professionalism and thoroughness assuaged all of my worries. She wrote a moving ceremony script, was responsive to our edits, and delivered it beautifully at our wedding. We can't recommend her highly enough!

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    Thank you, Rachel! It was a true pleasure working and creating with you and Ben! Happy wishes to you for a long and happy marriage!

    Nova K

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  • I can't imagine anyone but Jill to have lead our wedding ceremony, it was beautifully written and delivered. Jill is a skilled writer and genuinely feels for her couples. She spoke of my partner and I's journey, capturing all our challenges and triumphs in such a heartfelt way. We had our guests laughing and crying throughout! Even now, people will tell us how moving and beautiful the ceremony was. And Jill was a major part of that. When we were planning, my partner and I were very mindful of who we selected as the officiant as they set the tone of the ceremony. We talked to multiple officiants who never really fit our personal dynamic. Jill was recommended to us and we are so glad she was! A major challenge during our planning was that were were doing it from a distance. So it was vital that our officiant would be to work with us from afar. Jill was so flexible, we had calls and talked over email, planning was a breeze. She gave us a timeline of what to expect, such as get to know you... Read more

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    Nova, Thank you so much for your feedback. It is gratifying to know I had a small part in making your beautiful day special. We were a great team and I am so happy and grateful to have shared in your joyful celebration! May you have a long and happy marriage!
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