Vista Events, LLC offers Weddings by Minister Debra Ann in the Chicago, IL, Downtown, O'Hare, suburban north, northwest, western, and south suburban area.
Minister Debra Ann is an experienced ceremony and event designer, as well as a professional writer and editor. A winner of The Knot's Best of Weddings two years in a row and the Wedding Wire's Couples Choice Award, she conducts in-depth consultations prior to your wedding ceremony, which enable her to write and deliver your own personalized, exquisite and original love story.
As a creative developer, the better she knows you, the more ideas she can generate on how to make your wedding unique. If you prefer a toned-down affair, Minister Debra Ann will keep it elegant, however brief. Basically, your personalities and family values are captured and celebrated on a delightful day that is all about you. Debra is generous of spirit and very intuitive, so you will be amazed at how she "gets you," works to fulfill your dreams, and accomplishes exactly what you hope for and more!
Vista Events, LLC / Weddings by Minister Debra Ann also offers premarital and family coaching to married couples and to couples planning and approaching their wedding day. Everything goes smoother with input and support from Minister Debra Ann, and you will love the confidence you'll feel going forward, or going into the big moment together!
For a customized, meaningful, fun, and unique ceremony that's all your own, contact Minister Debra Ann today.
Services also include: religious and non-religious as well as LGBTQ ceremonies, micro weddings, intimate and private elopements, pop-up surprise weddings and engagements, marriage license signings, vow renewals, baby naming ceremonies, house blessings, retirement and birthday celebrations large and small.
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Kristine Baldwin · Married on 09/04/2020
September 2020 Wedding
Debra Ann married us on 9/4/20 at Venuti’s in Addison. Throughout the planning period, Debra was always very organized and knowledgeable. She made the ceremony planning easy and fun. The entire ceremony was customized to exactly what we wanted. My favorite part was how she surveyed us separately, and asked us questions about each other. We then heard each other’s responses for the first time during our ceremony. It was a sweet surprise. She also surveyed some of our close family and friends, and asked questions about what they thought of us as a couple. That was also a pleasant surprise!Sent on 09/10/2020
With Debra everything is personalized to the couple, and nothing is a one size fits all. She is very personable and wants to get to know you and your SO, and she’ll even remember you after your wedding day!
Debra also organized the order of the entrance and the recessional and everything in between. She worked with our musician and other vendors to make sure everyone was in sync. All you have to do is give her their names/contact info and she does the rest.
Several guests at the wedding mentioned after the ceremony how much they enjoyed it. It was exciting and engaging. Some guests didn’t know how we met, and they enjoyed hearing our love story. Others has said it was very personalized and detailed. Even people that knew how we met said they learned something new. When people ask us how we met, we always say “we met at a bar.” However, when Debra shares our love story, you feel like you were sitting at the bar with us watching it all play out.
Everyone could tell our officiant Debra Ann had put a lot of time and effort into writing the ceremony, and it’s was beautifully delivered. The ceremony was fantastic, and set the tone for the rest of the wedding. Our original wedding was planned for March, but was cancelled due to the shutdown.. this ceremony was well worth the wait! Thanks Debra!!
Vista Events's reply:Kristine, thank you so much for these kind words! I love how your Love Story became one of the highlights of your entire ceremony. It was fun telling it in the intimate space at Venuti's, and I truly could see your guests enjoying it as I told it. I also loved working with all your vendors including your violinist, photographer, and videographer. I am thrilled we accomplished to have a safe and beautiful wedding ceremony during these uncertain times. To feel that your ceremony was "fantastic" and "set the tone for the rest of the wedding," is always our goal; so I am beyond thrilled that we accomplished that for you. Many joys ahead to you and your new husband!
Dennis Casimiro · Getting married on 07/31/2021
Minister Debra helped us create a magical ceremony in only 2 weeks as we decided to not let COVID deter our wedding! She made the time to get to know us so that we could feel that weren't just getting a canned program. We would highly recommend her!Sent on 10/05/2020
Vista Events's reply:Thank you, Dennis! Your ceremony was magical in so many ways, and it seemed that everyone contributed to the joy. I'll never forget it, and how we brought so much beauty to a completely scaled-down event during a pandemic year. It was my honor.
Margaret B · Married on 09/04/2020
Debra officiated the wedding for my daughter recently. We were pleasantly surprised by how organized and professional the ceremony was. It was entertaining, light-hearted, and uplifting. It fit my daughter and son-in-law well. Debra was very calm and made me feel at ease as we walked down the aisle. Debra is a very kind and caring. I will recommend her anybody looking for an officiant in the future. Thank you for a memorable wedding!Sent on 09/10/2020
Vista Events's reply:Thank you so much for this thoughtful review, Margaret! You and your family deserve the very best. It was my honor to witness all the love and beauty this ceremony contained. So many tender moments remain memorable in my heart as well (along with a few humorous ones). I'm still smiling thinking of it, and I'm so happy that you are as well.
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