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Officiant in Westmont, IL,
(630) 291-1620
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    Quinn Barth

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  • My husband and I are the 5th couple in our family to be married by Rev Russ. Each service was unique. Each service was superb. Ours was the best of course. Thanks Rev!!

    Gwen Quarrell

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  • We are thrilled with Rev Russ' services. From our first meeting we knew he would be wonderful in developing and leading our ceremony with a personal touch. So many of our guests told us it was the most beautiful and unique ceremony they had ever witnessed. Our friends and family learned special things about us as a couple. Rev Russ has wonderful ideas. We especially enjoyed having a section of the ceremony that was new to us to hear for the first time on our wedding day.

    Katie Kursmark

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  • We feel SO LUCKY to have had Russ officiate our wedding. It is a little hard to explain, but Russ literally radiates happiness and positivity. He's such a great spirit to have around on your big day. Rev Russ took time to get to know us, and our ceremony couldn't have been more personal. It captured our story so perfectly and was exactly what we wanted. Some of our guests thought Russ was an old friend!!! Best officiant ever.

    Liz Gioglio

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  • Rev Russ is an amazing officiant! He picked up on our personalities and the type of people we are and utilized his insight and created our special ceremony. He is gentle, charming and funny. He makes the whole process super simple. You don’t have to worry about a thing. I highly recommend Rev Russ to all the future brides and grooms out there, he is really the best you’ll get and a pleasure to work with!

    Michele Searcy

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  • Rev Russ is more than an officiant. We were struggling to decide if we even wanted an officiant for our wedding. This is because the ceremonies that we were attending were often tedious and impersonal. However, after reading some of Rev Russ’ reviews we decided to meet with him. We wanted to know what all the rave reviews were about. After meeting Rev Russ, we couldn’t imagine anyone else marrying us. Rev Russ gets to know each of his couples deeply. He understands intuitively what drives a relationship and can pull out common themes and core values of the couples he is marrying. Through his unique process, Rev Russ provides an intimate, fun, humorous, beautiful, and unforgettable ceremony. After our ceremony people could not stop asking how we knew Rev Russ and complimenting the moving words he spoke for us. If that wasn’t enough Rev Russ even helped us set up our venue and was around in case any unforeseen circumstances occurred. Simply put, Rev Russ is one of the warmest and m... Read more

    Iris Henneberry

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  • Rev Russ delivered our dream ceremony! We had the most amazing experience with him from start to finish. He put all the time and effort necessary to get to know us and our relationship, and he made our vision of a simple heartfelt ceremony come to life!

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    Dear Iris and Pete! You are an awesome couple. It was my joy to officiate your wedding. Everything was so beautiful - especially you and Pete.

    Heather Spoto

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  • Working with Rev Russ was such a wonderful experience. He is so caring and thoughtful. He took time to get to know us and asked us so many thoughtful questions in order to write the perfect ceremony for us. We really enjoyed talking with him beforehand and collaborating on the ceremony. The ceremony was perfect. He is truly a pro! It was beautiful, meaningful and joyful, and had the aspects of traditional ceremonies we wanted. Our guests were very impressed with the ceremony and how touching it was. We felt like we were in such good hands throughout the process because Rev Russ really knows what he is doing and gave excellent advice and suggestions. We couldn't have asked for more from an officiant. He took the stress out of planning our wedding ceremony and helped make it such a perfect experience.

    Meredeth Haitley

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  • From the moment we got in touch with Rev Russ we knew he was the one. What immediately stood out to us was his responsiveness. I swear Rev Russ must never sleep! He and his assistant, Donna, always answered our emails, texts, and phone calls. It gave us peace of mind knowing he was always there to answer our questions. Rev Russ was also very kind and thorough when providing us information. But what we appreciated most about Rev Russ was knowing we were not only working with a professional but a truly kind person. Rev Russ’ passion for making couples’ wedding days special. I thought I could not be more impressed with Rev Russ until the day of the ceremony when he presented our Love Story. His gift for storytelling left our guests laughing, crying, and smiling as they reminisced over our dating days. FYI – Rev Russ has a wonderful sense of humor and timing. Rev Russ truly went ABOVE AND BEYOND. His personalized touch made our ceremony truly unforgettable. Thank you, Rev Russ!

    Claire Stradley

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  • Rev Russ officiated our wedding at a friend’s home and did an amazing job! He was very respectful of our desire to keep the ceremony secular/non-religious. He also took the time to gather information from both of us so that he could personalize the ceremony. He worked with us in creating our own personal vows and provided many examples and ideas. The ceremony itself was beautiful and exciting. In short, I would highly recommend Rev Russ!

    Amber Zimmerman

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  • Russ was incredible. We wanted our ceremony to be different, powerful and sentimental. He nailed it. He understood our needs and wants and put so much effort into making the ceremony just want we dreamed of. We met with him a few times and created our ceremony and love story and he asked all the right questions to create such a beautiful evening. We could not have picked a better officiant. Rev Russ gets 5 Stars all the way. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and we are so thankful we choose Russ to be such a key part of our magical day!

    Connie Wu

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  • We were planning on spending a great deal of money on our dream wedding. Then, when it came time to choose an officiant, our first thought was to save some money. It was at this point that my cousin Anna stepped in. She asked me if I remembered her wedding. I said, “Of course I do, it was awesome. She proceeded to ask me what I had to eat, what color the tablecloths were etc. I had no recollection. I couldn’t even remember where it was held. She then asked, “What do you remember?” I responded instantly, “your ceremony!” “It was the best I ever witnessed,” I added. “The minister was wonderful—we laughed and cried.” “What was his name,” I asked? “Rev Russ” she said as she looked up his contact info. She then told me, “He is not the least expensive.” I realized right then and there that the ceremony was what mattered to me most. I wanted to celebrate my love for Shawn and share it with my friends and family. Guess who performed our wedding cer... Read more

    Shelby Spezio

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  • Stop looking for your minister, Rev Russ is your one! For any couple interested in a ceremony that is spiritual, loving and joyful, Rev Russ is the perfect match. Rev Russ is a dream to work with. Rev Russ provided ideas on readings as well as for our vows. All the items he shared were easy to reference and perfect to assist us as we built our perfect ceremony. Additionally, Rev Russ was very supportive during hectic times leading up to the wedding. Guests continue to compliment the ceremony and were so impressed with Rev Russ. I very much encourage speaking, calling Rev Russ as he is absolutely amazing!

    Eileen Ptasnik

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  • Rev Russ is incredible. From the moment we met him we knew we loved him. We were impressed with his knowledge of various ceremony styles and formats and his passion for his craft. Our guests all thought that he knew us for years. He put a lot of time and energy into writing the story that he shared during our ceremony, and we loved it. His calming presence was such a blessing on the big day to keep us centered and focused on our purpose. I simply love him and highly recommend him as an officiant.

    Kelly Corcoran

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  • We feel like Rev Russ is a member of our family. Everyone enjoyed him at our wedding, and we keep hearing how fantastic our ceremony was. From working with Rev Russ, we were confident that he would deliver, and he did. Thanks Rev!!

    Marissa Konklin

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  • What a wonderful day. We were thinking of just getting a judge to marry us or perhaps a family friend. We are so glad we followed a friend’s advice and reached out to Rev Russ. Our wedding day was so lovely and all our expectations (even my mom’s) were exceeded. I’ll give you the same advice that my friend gave me…reach out to Rev Russ.
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