Joyful Promises provides wedding officiant services in Bolingbrook, Illinois and surrounding communities. The officiant Marti Barton is passionate about providing you with sweet, romantic and heartfelt moments, creating memories that last a lifetime. With expertise in a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional wedding ceremonies, Marti can accommodate weddings of all types and sizes. Joyful Promises uses a relaxed planning and ceremony approach so you have the peace of mind of knowing that you will enjoy the process free of stress from start to finish.
Wedding officiant Marti Barton has performed hundreds of ceremonies, with a range of traditions and rituals, since her ordination in 2010. She is also a professional writer and an award-winning Toastmaster, so you know you will be in experienced hands when you entrust your ceremony to her.
Joyful Promises provides wedding officiant services for wedding ceremonies within a 20-mile radius of Bolingbrook, Illinois. Officiant Marti Barton will work alongside you to help plan the wedding ceremony or vow renewal that best suits your romantic story and who you are as a couple. Officiant services offered include the following:
14 Reviews for Joyful Promises
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Joshua L. · Married on 08/31/2019
A Perfect Experience
For us, the most important item was to be able to have a wedding ceremony that would demonstrate our very own inner-faith marriage, conducted in a manner that was comfortable for all our guests but most important our immediate family and us as husband and wife. Let it be known that in this case, the groom is of the Jewish faith, while the bride is of the Catholic faith. Each of us have family that are very religious while some others are not so much.
Due to the fact that we ourselves are more reform, we decided against having a rabbai or priest marry us. Through our search of officiants and screening them, once we came across Marti, we knew that we needed to reach out to inquire about availability for our date, and were eager to chat more about her services. Learning via her own website that just some of her credentials are that of an award winning toastmaster, author and has an incredible amount of experience with weddings, it was evident that Marti is definitely very qualified.
Marti calls herself a Celebrant. A unique title, but a fitting one. Though Marti had been doing weddings for years, this was her first one requiring the Judaism element to be incorporated. She embraced the opportunity to take on the challenge and prove that we’ve selected the right individual for the job. One thing is certain, she nailed it out of the park. Our entire ceremony was written word for word, authored by her, with the exact amount of focus we each wanted to have with regards to religion, so as to ensure it not seem smothering, but also not too subtle.
Following the ceremony and still to this day, we continue to receive great praise on how nice our ceremony was from various family and friends that don’t even know each other. Very religious family from both sides have even complimented us on how much they enjoyed it. That right there should further support the above-and-beyond like expectations anyone will experience with Marti.Sent on 09/19/2019
Joyful Promises's reply:Thank you so much for your very kind words. I really enjoyed collaborating with you to create a ceremony that respected both of your belief systems and your spiritual journeys to the point at which you wanted to join your lives together. I especially appreciate that you entrusted me with this, knowing it was my first experience doing a Catholic/Jewish interfaith ceremony. I am heart-warmed to know that it exceeded your expectations! Yours is a ceremony I will always remember.... I am honored that you chose me to do it.
Erika · Married on 10/13/2018
A pleasure to work with!
Marti was a pleasure to work with. She was very thorough in her preparation and was a great communicator. Always on time and organized. I would definitely recommend!Sent on 09/02/2019
Joyful Promises's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! You and Chris were great to work with, and have to be the couple most willing to take a leap of faith, booking a venue that wasn't even built yet! Wishing you two the very best!
Jaime · Married on 09/15/2018
We had a great experience with Marti. From our first meeting, she was asking the right questions to make our ceremony just how we dreamed. She was easy to work with and very responsive to questions, she also helped us create our own vows. Everything went perfect during the ceremony.Sent on 10/09/2018
Joyful Promises's reply:It was a real pleasure to work with you and Greg to create your ceremony, and a privilege to be a part of your special day. What a beautiful home and garden! Thank you for choosing me to celebrate the beginning of your married life together.