"A marriage is based upon a foundation of trust, faith, and commitment. Trust to keep you open and honest with each other. Faith in each other to allow you to overcome doubt and adversity. Perhaps most importantly, commitment to keep you true to the promises you make to each other today."
Michael Moody, author of the self-improvement book Redefine Yourself: The Simple Guide to Happiness, serves as an ordained minister in Chicago and has performed several of his wedding ceremonies at the Rookery, Stan Mansion, Bridgeport Art Center, the Michelin-starred restaurant Spiaggia, and more! He recently was honored with the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award for 2019 (the fourth consecutive year).
Michael's philosophy has evolved from a foundation of health, happiness, and mindfulness. His writings and speeches reflect the hope and inspiration of the people who surround him and the innate character of all beings. Michael believes that marriage will make each of you stronger so you will have the energy and passion to do things you might not choose to do alone.
Ultimately, Michael's holistic experience has helped him recently publish his book and serve as the Chicago officiant for many wedding ceremonies.
Please visit michaelmoodyofficiant.com for more details!!!
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Kevin Graham · Getting married on 07/10/2020
Michael was amazing! We were very happy with how our ceremony was performed and would absolutely recommend him. After meeting with him and filling out a questionnaire, he was able to personalize our ceremony. Some of our friends and family even asked if he was our close friend since he seemed to know us so well! He is very detailed, professional, and personable. He checked in with everyone involved before the ceremony and made sure everything ran smoothly. We could not have had someone that was more organized. We were relaxed before the ceremony knowing that he had everything taken care of. He even gave us some great tips on how to take time for ourselves before we returned to our guests after our ceremony and that was probably our favorite moment of the night. We highly recommend!Sent on 11/25/2019
Michael Moody, Ordained Minister and Author's reply:Kevin, it was such a joy to celebrate the love that you and Nimra share! I wish you the most happiness on your new adventures as a married couple! ---- Michael Moody
Amy Manfredi · Married on 11/09/2019
Hire Michael! Don’t look anywhere else!
Everyone I talked to at the ceremony said that we had such a sweet, intimate, ceremony and they truly enjoyed being there. The best compliments my guests gave him were that they thought he was a personal friend of ours because of how sweet and personal the ceremony was. It was so funny how shocked everyone was when we told them we just met him over the phone!Sent on 11/10/2019
We are from out of state and Michael still made it effortless to get everything g taken care of and I truly was so excited to work with him after our discovery call!
Michael Moody, Ordained Minister and Author's reply:Thank you for the kind words!!! The ceremony couldn't have been more memorable! I wish you and Eddie the most happiness! Cheers!
Mackenzie · Married on 08/10/2019
August 2019: I still cannot get over how personalized and perfect our wedding ceremony was. Michael incorporated so many details about our relationship history, aspirations, and personal interests from our introductory phone call. During planning, he gave us unique suggestions to include in the ceremony. All around very happy that we booked Michael - my wedding guests gave raving reviews and I will continue to recommend Michael to all!Sent on 09/03/2019
Michael Moody, Ordained Minister and Author's reply:Mackenzie, your wedding was absolutely stunning!!! Thank you for including me on your memorable day. I wish you and your husband the most happiness!!!