Reviews BY parents (of the bride)
From the MOTHER of the bride
Rev Phil = Perfect ceremony
Rev Phil is absolutely amazing. One of my duties as the Mother of the Bride was to find an officiant for the ceremony. And, with a daughter that strives for perfection in everything (apple doesn’t far from the tree), all my tasks were cut out for me. Rev Phil delivered PERFECTION. His planning with the bride and groom to tell their Love Story went above and beyond. During the ceremony, we were all laughing, crying and smiling. I have had so many attendees ask if Rev Phil was a friend of the family because his intimate knowledge of their love story was deeply and strongly portrayed through his words. His planning process in getting to know the bride and groom is the key to turning their love story into an amazing heartfelt ceremony.
Not only is his planning outstanding, but he is quick on his feet. When the bride and groom’s 4 year old son was too shy to walk down the aisle, the groom retrieved the youngster carrying him and his sign down the aisle. Rev Phil narrated the entire event and read the sign that was to be carried by the youngster .. Daddy, here comes our girl! The attendees loved it! Thank you Rev Phil!
-Cynthia, Mother of the Bride, Koten Chapel, Naperville
As Mother of the Bride, I was extremely pleased to hear the outpouring of compliments from our wedding guests after experiencing Rev. Phil’s ceremony. He drew the entire audience in, and mesmerized everyone with his flawless rendition of the bride and groom’s personal love story. The kids knew without a doubt Rev. Phil was the only Officiant they would consider to marry them. As time drew nearer to their big day, we were secure in our knowledge that Rev. Phil would be with us every step of the way. His communication was prompt and insightful. His direction and leadership was second to none. His talent for understanding a variety of personalities and age groups, while smiling and expressing an upbeat, professional style, were a breath of fresh air.
Without any hesitation, I highly recommend Rev. Phil as a trusted, experienced and caring Officiant for your wedding ceremony. Congratulations!
– Cindy, mother of the bride, Cantigny Park, Wheaton
From the FATHER of the Bride
Phenomenal Rev. Phil
Rev. Phil presided at my daughter’s wedding and he was PHENOMENAL! In preparing for the wedding, he obtained information on the bride and groom and families, which he used to personalize the wedding ceremony in a very entertaining but respectful manner. Everyone at the wedding loved him!
-Dale, father of the bride, Hampton Social River North, Chicago
Everything we expected and more
I bet it is not too often when a father of the bride sends in a rating, but I feel compelled to do it. Most of the weddings I have attended, the ceremony is just a prelude to drinks and dancing. My daughter and son in law had a vison for the ceremony which Reverend Phil structured into one of the most intimate and entertaining yet still religious events that our guests have ever experienced. Many reached out to express how much in tune they were to the love of the couple. Reverend Phil also facilitated the most comprehensive rehearsal I have ever participated in which was apparent throughout the ceremony. This was capped off when my daughter whispered during our dance that this was everything she always dreamed about.
-John, father of the bride, Chevy Chase Country Club, Wheeling
‘Meet’ Rev. Phil for a FREE unhurried consultation. He will take time to get to know you.
You will get an email with dates to Zoom.
If he is not available, he will refer you someone on his team who is.
If Style #3 might be for you, then he will get and share the beginning of your love story when you ‘meet’! No other officiant does that.