Boring Weddings = Boring Photos. Rev. Phil Doesn’t Do Boring.
Booking Reverend Phil as our officiant was a great decision. While we knew we weren’t going to have a religious ceremony, I wanted to have a ceremony that was meaningful and personalized to us, and Rev. Phil helped us to craft exactly what we wanted. We had universally very positive reviews from our guests, and we were extremely happy with his ability to put together our “love story” that had everyone laughing and crying.
Don’t get sticker shock when you see his pricing, you’re really getting way more than just someone who is going to show up and marry you. By the time our ceremony rolled around, I was referring to him as our ceremony coordinator, because that is what he was. He worked with all of our other vendors, especially the venue, our DJ, and our String Trio, to make sure they were all aware of what he needed from them in order for the ceremony to run smoothly. His attention to detail is unrivaled, and with his experience he was able to work with us to tweak our ceremony until it was exactly what we wanted. At our rehearsal, he also worked with everyone in our wedding party, showing them what they need to do so that the photographers could get the best pictures, which I can appreciate now that I have my pictures and can recognize that the quality of the pictures was definitely improved by his advice. If you have wiggle room in your budget, you won’t regret booking Rev. Phil because honestly you’ll be happier with a better, meaningful, less stressful ceremony than with something else more superficial.
– Emily & Andres, Café Brauer, Chicago
Rev. Phil was an essential piece to our wedding that we wouldn’t have even known we were missing. From organizing the ceremony, providing a complete script, and giving fantastic attention to detail for the perfect photos, our wedding would not have been complete without him. We received an overwhelming amount of compliments on how great of a job Rev. Phil did during the ceremony.
We met Rev. Phil a few months before our wedding, but during the ceremony it appeared as though he had known us for years. His constant contact with us leading up to the wedding, hours of his time per week, made both of us feel confident that the ceremony would be one we cherish forever. Rev. Phil’s ability to capture the audience’s heart and bring tears of laughter and joy to us and our guests was a key reason we one hundred percent would recommend him to any couple looking for that extra special touch on their day. When we first met with Rev. Phil the pricing was more than “The Knot” told us to budget for an officiant. However, after reading reviews on our own time, meeting and talking with him in person, it made our decision that much easier. His years of experience doing weddings almost every single weekend makes it almost relaxing to talk to him. We put our trust in someone we did not know to make our day special, and we were not disappointed. If we had to go back and do it all over again, that is one decision we would not change.
-Ashley & Anthony, backyard, Oakbrook Terrace
Rev. Phil was so professional and easy to get along with. From the moment I met him, I felt comforted and relaxed. I felt like he understood what my husband and I were looking for and that he was as committed as I was to creating a once in a lifetime experience. He had such extensive knowledge about weddings that I would only expect from a high paid wedding coordinator. He knew about my wedding party placement, how to set up and stage so that we got the best shots from the photographer, helped coordinate with my other vendors and so much more. This was better than I every imagined. After meeting with Rev. Phil, he completely understood us, knew who we were as a couple and knew exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony. He captured us as he told our family and friends about our story better than we ever could of. I would defiantly recommend him to anyone and everyone!
— Jenna & Bernardo, Tamarack Golf Course, Naperville
‘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.