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About Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart

Based in downtown Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart is a top-rated professional Officiant/ Board-Certified Life Coach who has performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies in the Chicago area and beyond. A seasoned public speaker, preacher, and writer, she crafts ceremonies that include magical moments, laughter and happy tears, delivering an experience that reflects each couple鈥檚 beliefs, values, and personalities. Couples love Elizabeth's ceremonies as her presence is personal, professional and fun. Whether couples select a One of a Kind Ceremony or a Short & Sweet Ceremony, Elizabeth's goal is to help them celebrate Life and Love with solemnity, romance, moments of tenderness, and light-hearted playfulness. An interesting fact is that she has just been named as one of the Top 10 wedding officiants in Chicago; you can read the article here: https://www.weddingrule.com/wedding-officiants/illinois/chicago/

Elizabeth works with couples of all faiths or those without a faith tradition; using everyday language and concepts that touch the heart, incorporating each couple鈥檚 love story and ideas into the ceremony script, with a dose of appropriate humor and a touch of British class! In 2017, Dr. Stewart was inducted into The Knot's Hall of Fame as one of the top 2% of wedding vendors across America; she has been awarded both WeddingWire's Couple's Choice Award and The Knot's Best of Weddings Award for the last 8 consecutive years.

Services Offered

Dr. Stewart offers a range of ceremonies to suit every budget and circumstance, from simple Elopements to lavish One of a Kind ceremonies, from regally traditional weddings to weddings that incorporate pop-cultural elements. Her main ceremonies are:

1. the One of Kind Ceremony which is completely customized from beginning to end and can include the couple's love story. The possibilities for this type of ceremony are endless. It is best suited for couples who are looking for an absolutely unique ceremony and for those who want to incorporate special themes, inter-faith rituals, cultural elements, and blended families.

2. the Short and Sweet Ceremony which provides a series of options from which the couple can select their preferences. This ceremony feels personal but doesn't have the degree of customization that a One of a Kind Ceremony offers. It is best suited for couples who may prefer a low profile during their ceremony or for those who would rather leave planning up to the Officiant than participate more fully in the process.

A Board-Certified Coach/ ICF Professional Certified Coach, Elizabeth also offers optional Marriage Coaching before and after couples tie the knot. She also offers bi-lingual ceremonies with the assistance of a translator (Spanish and German) and is usually available for wedding rehearsals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$125

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

IL
IN
MI
WI

What languages do you speak?

English
French
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James S. Married on 08/26/2022
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James snd LingLing

Dr Stewart helped us on very short notice to get married. Very professional. She added beautiful additions to our wedding vows. A memorable ceremony we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
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Jordyn W. Married on 04/22/2022
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Great experience!

Elizabeth is wonderful to work with! I really appreciated how easy it was to communicate with her. She provided us with the exact wedding ceremony we were looking for!
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Dana Married on 12/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Convenient, affordable, safe, and surprisingly romantic virtual elopement

If you told us a year ago, that we would be ecstatic to be married over Zoom, it would be a really great joke! To say the least, COVID-19 has made for an interesting time to get married. Our December date for our destination wedding turned out to very optimistic and was rescheduled.
Although all the planning for the dream wedding turned out to be futile, we still wanted to move forward with our lifelong commitment on our anniversary in 2021. After scrambling for weeks to find ANY venue during tier 3 mitigations (including all the county courthouses!!!), we leaned into the idea of a Zoom wedding about a week before. While we contacted many officiants, Dr. Stewart was the most responsive, easiest to talk to, straightforward, and was not overselling.
Honestly, we thought we wanted to "just make it official," but so grateful we did not do a courthouse wedding. Dr. Stewart sent a worksheet and incorporated it into a beautiful script. Honestly, it inspired us to see it as a celebration, not a legal transaction. Reflecting on our journey before the ceremony galvanized us to make the most of it.
After our long saga, we were married in our backyard next to the firepit, snow, and in the presence of our dog virtually! It felt like Dr. Stewart knew us, our struggle, and was right there to support us in our journey to married life. Also a plus, free recording over Zoom! Thank you so much for making this the easiest and nicest experience during the pandemic!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Wandering Tree Estate Wandering Tree Estate Mansion Weddings

Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart is a wonderful wedding officiant! We highly recommend her to all brides and grooms who want a truly memorable ceremony.

Lisa Gordon Events Lisa Gordon Events Wedding Planners

I've been fortunate to work with Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart on a number of weddings over the past few years. When a couple tells me they have hired her, I'm always glad to hear it. Dr. Stewart understands both the liturgical/ritual necessities for a wedding and also the performative aspects. The wedding she officiates are always well-thought-out and heartfelt. She is always at the top of my list when I recommend officiants.

Oak Mill Bakery Oak Mill Bakery Wedding Cakes

Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart is fabulous. Very personable and the perfect person to officiate your wedding! -Bill Tempelaar-Lietz Oak Mill Bakery Sales Manager

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