Ceremonies by Joan

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About Ceremonies by Joan

Joan Fergus, founder of Ceremonies by Joan, is a professional wedding officiant serving southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Officiating weddings since 2013, her passion is crafting and delivering exceptional ceremonies that will bring your story to life.

Rev. Joan listens and makes it a priority to get to know couples, developing an understanding of their individual style and taste. In addition to writing a unique, personalized wedding ceremony, she assists couples in all the details that have to do with their ceremony (working with vendors, directing the rehearsal, obtaining your license, etc.) to make your day stress-free.

Rev. Joan's talent for writing and her calm and warm presence helps your wedding ceremony have a look of professionalism and elegance. Your love story is unique, so your ceremony should be, too!

Planning a wedding during COVID-19?

Rev. Joan has been officiating weddings during the 2020 pandemic...from small backyard weddings...nature preserves...lakeside...to traditional large wedding venues. Weddings can come in all shapes and sizes, but what is most important is to share your love and commitment and become married. No matter the size or location. It all works!!

Do you want a ceremony that reflects you as a couple and not the standard script? Let's talk!

* Check out the testimonials left by happy couples. Click 'Reviews' above.

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A destination wedding
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The excitement!
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The Legends of Bergamont
Wedding Vows
Wedding Vows
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Joy!
Sharing Vows
Sharing Vows
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Rev. Joan
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Mercantile Hall
Sharing Vows
Sharing Vows
Harbor House
Harbor House
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The Kiss!
The Ridge
The Ridge
Ivy House
Ivy House
Backyard wedding
Backyard wedding
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Love is in the air!
Backyard wedding
Backyard wedding
Vows
Vows
Hawks View Golf Course
Hawks View Golf Course
Indoor weddings sparkle!
Indoor weddings sparkle!
The Atrium in Shorewood
The Atrium in Shorewood
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Happy and in love!
Lake Lawn Resort
Lake Lawn Resort
The Barn at Harvest Moon Pon
The Barn at Harvest Moon Pon
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Oh, the joy!!!!
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The Barn at Harvest Moon Pon
Frostwood Kitchen
Frostwood Kitchen
Madison
Madison
Lakeside wedding
Lakeside wedding
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Expressions of joy!
Happily married
Happily married
Pabst Best Place
Pabst Best Place
Their Love Story
Their Love Story
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Mr. & Mrs.
The Abbey Resort
The Abbey Resort
A destination wedding
A destination wedding
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The excitement!
The excitement!

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23 Reviews for Ceremonies by Joan

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Emily

    Emily H. · Married on 07/31/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Ceremony!

    Planning a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic had many moments of uncertainty. Joan helped us through many moment of uncertainty and was willing to create the perfect wedding ceremony regardless of the ceremony changes we might of needed to make. Joan met with us various times to review our ceremony, she offered suggestions on what she thought would be best, and made sure the items that were important to us were included. Joan also ran our rehearsal which was fabulous, she really took the lead to ensure everyone felt comfortable and knew their role for the day. We received many compliments regarding our ceremony! It was a remarkable day and Joan made our ceremony a moment we will cherish forever. I highly recommend Joan for your wedding ceremony!

    Sent on 08/15/2020

    Ceremonies by Joan's reply:

    Hi Emily (and Jake) - thanks so much for the great review. You two nailed it and planned the best wedding, inspite of a global pandemic. What stories you will have to tell your children!! You looked so beautiful and Jake's eyes were full of love for you as you walked down the aisle. I really enjoyed creating your beautiful ceremony together and I wish you all the best as husband and wife.

    Thanks again!!!!

    Warm regards,
    Joan
  • Carly

    Carly A. · Married on 07/04/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We Love Joan!!

    Joan made our rehearsal day + our wedding day smooth, it was an absolute pleasure to work with her and we loved having her as a part of our big day! We would recommend her to ANYONE!!

    She made our - middle of the pandemic not so perfect wedding - a PERFECT WEDDING. She was the calm of the day and we couldnt have been happier to have her there with us.

    Sent on 07/27/2020

    Ceremonies by Joan's reply:

    HI Carly - thanks for the great review. It was SO much fun to be there with you and Austin...fireworks and all!!! You both were SO excited to get married. The feeling was contagious. You have many memories to share about planning a wedding during COVID...and you made it through, both looking amazing! Thanks for including me in your big day. I had lots of fun!!

    My best to you,
    Joan

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

Ceremonies by Joan FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 675
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 675
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    Yes
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 50
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
    Licensed
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    No Denomination
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    IL
    WI
  • What languages do you speak?
    English

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