BRIDE & GROOM
You two will possibly cry – genuine, heartfelt emotion during your ceremony.
We were beyond pleased with our experience with Rev. Phil, from start to finish. His organization, communication, delivery, and thoughtfulness far exceeded our expectations. All questions were answered promptly and thoroughly throughout the planning process. Though more expensive than other officiants we researched, our experience was worth every penny. The ceremony was personal and sentimental. We laughed and I cried (and cried and cried), exactly how we pictured it. Our guests continue to rave about the ceremony and we couldn’t agree more. One guest said if she had known her and her husband could have had a ceremony like ours, they would have forgone the traditional church wedding. She is writing Rev. Phil’s name down for future vow renewals. We cannot thank Rev. Phil enough for making our day absolutely flawless, beautiful, and perfect!
Reverend Phil was one of the first vendors we booked and he set the tone for the rest of our wedding planning. From the moment we met him, we both felt like he understood us and got our vibe. And, the man knows his way around a wedding! He talked us through everything and gave us a lot of great ideas. He spent a good amount of time with us and really put us at ease with all the ceremony planning.
We quickly booked him, and though he is more expensive than some of the other officiants we looked at, we had a strong feeling that it would be worth it. We were so right! A few months later, we met up with Reverend Phil for 2.5 hours telling him our love story. He took copious notes the whole time and then gave us more tips on ceremony planning. A month or so before the wedding, he sent us a script of the ceremony for our review. After choosing vows and readings, we ended up with a great script that we both were so excited to hear come to life!
– Becky & Garrett, Meson Sabika, Naperville
He was excellent at the rehearsal — he guided us all through the whole ceremony without giving away any of the little secrets we had planned. He was very efficient but still very personable and fun. Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect.
Reverend Phil was so organized – he worked with our vendors to make sure everything was ready to go and then came to check in with us and our readers to make sure WE were ready too.
The highlight of the ceremony was how we told our love story and revealed the things we love most about each other (secretly confided in him before the ceremony so that our wedding was the first time we each heard them). He has perfect comedic timing – he had everyone laughing out loud at how we met and got engaged. He also knows when to take things seriously — I cried like a baby through our vows and heard later that I definitely was not the only one. All in all, it was an absolutely beautiful ceremony — funny, sweet, emotional, lovely. I am SO glad we picked Reverend Phil. If you’re on the fence, he is WORTH IT!
– Christy & Alex, The Grove / Redfield Estate, Glenview
Greatest Wedding Ceremony EVER!
Wedding Ceremony is very important to me– and Rev. Phil made it extra special by adding Filipino traditions (Veil, Cord and Coins) and Unity Sand, while explaining every single of it which my guests appreciated especially since we both come from different background. Our love story was a surprise to our guests. I heard giggles from them as well. My husband said, “everybody was crying and I was fighting back my tears so hard”. We both like the UNPLUGGED Ceremony suggested by Rev. Phil., we feel like everyone was really present not just physically, and that’s how everyone was touched and felt the emotions during the ceremony. It was beautiful and our guests kept talking about it and they said– it is one of a kind ceremony that will mark their heart! Most memorable ceremony for everyone! Rev. Phil went above and beyond! Couldn’t thank him enough for the wonderful ceremony!
— Cathy & Vladimir, St Paul United Church of Christ, Palatine
Reverend Phil made the ceremony so memorable!
— Kendall & Jonathan, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago
‘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.