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lexi · Married on 03/16/2019
Thoughtful, Funny and HIGHLY recommend!
I chose Jill to be our officiant based on the instant draw I had to her over the phone. Her presence is calming and cheerful. She draws her inspiration from the personality of her clients and you can that she carefully crafts each word of her script to accurately reflect her experience and perception of the couple. I received SO many compliments on our ceremony - guests loved Jill's thoughtful words, light hearted presence and the fact that they could tell she spoke from a genuine place as she shared about our love story and connection. Jill we can't thank you enough! You made us feel comfortable in a situation that took us out of our comfort zone and the love was felt throughout the room.Sent on 07/28/2019
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you so much, Lexi! You and Dan made my work so easy to do! I always smiled each time I saw your name in my inbox! True connections with couples is the best part of my work and I have loved working with you and Dan. May you have many, many years of happiness together! XO
Ian Horne · Getting married on 12/03/2020
Jill did an incredible job at planning and officiating our ceremony. We only met with her in person one time before the rehearsal for 3 hours and from that one meeting and a few questionnaires, she was able to design a beautiful wedding ceremony that perfectly captured our relationship. All of our family and friends were very moved by the ceremony. Many of them walked up to us afterwards and asked if she has known us for years; she was able to make our ceremony that personal.Sent on 04/21/2019
We could not have been happier with the service!
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Ashley Orosz · Getting married on 05/05/2020
Personable, lighthearted, and meaningful.
I am tearing up writing this review. Jill is such an amazing person. She is SO sweet, calm, and professional; all qualities a Type A Bride appreciates beyond measure. In fact, after one phone call with Jill, I knew she was “the one” to officiate for my husband and I. She was so accommodating and respectful of our vision, curating an extremely thoughtful script that documented our journey together. Jill is a stellar professional and I honestly feel sorry for everyone who does not utilize her. 10/10, would get married again 😉Sent on 05/22/2019
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Ashley, you and Brendan were a dream couple for me! Sometimes the perfect connection happens and all parties are lucky! Thank you for choosing me to share in your day and thank you so much for this wonderful review. Many, many years of happiness to you both! xo
Jose Randall · Married on 08/13/2019
Thank You Jill Brown!
We are grateful to Jill for presiding over our wedding ceremony. Her approach and flexibility were perfect for our situation (interfaith, etc.). From our experience we learned that the reviews we read prior to working with her did not adequately describe her value. She is a wonderful person as well as an excellent celebrant! We enjoyed the opportunity to meet Jill and to have her share in our special commitment to each other. - JR and JSSent on 08/13/2019
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, Jose! I so enjoyed working with you and your beautiful bride and I am honored to have witnessed your love and commitment to each other! I wish all good things and a happy, happy life together! Jill
Walker Van Dixhorn · Married on 05/25/2019
Absolutely amazing - a perfect day curated by the wonderful Jill Brown! Highly recommend!
Jill was absolutely incredible. We talked with her over the phone first, then met with her in person. She really wanted to get to know us personally and that allowed her to write a truly beautiful ceremony. On the day of the ceremony she arrived promptly, and did a great job of helping us to organize our guests and start the ceremony on time. The readings she helped us choose were absolutely perfect, and her delivery was outstanding. My favorite part was the personal touches she added about me and my wife. She made our guests laugh and cry, and the ceremony flowed beautifully. My wife and I cannot speak highly enough of Jill - she is truly fantastic. We also received multiple compliments on the service from many of our guests. 10/10 - we HIGHLY recommend her services. Thank you Jill for helping make our day absolutely perfect!Sent on 05/29/2019
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you for your kind workds, Walker! It is easy to create a perfect event when the clients are perfect to work with! Such a pleasure to be a part of your journey to forever!
Ashley Parker · Married on 05/07/2019
Intimate and personalized
Jill was amazing and so sweet! Her script was personalized for us and gave us the opportunity to write our own vows. That being said, she even stepped away while we were reading them to eachother a chance to have pictures with just us two during the ceremony, which is something I never even thought about.Sent on 05/16/2019
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thanks so much, Ashley! It was so fun to work with you and Aaron and to witness your vow exchange in such a lovely space. Your love was in full blossom along with the flowers!! All the best to you both!!
Marc · Married on 01/26/2019
We needed an officiant on relatively short notice. Jill was extremely responsive and crafted a perfect ceremony for us on an abbreviated schedule. She was perfect and her ceremony was a real highlight for our guests.Sent on 02/15/2019
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Marc, working with you and Kim was a delight. I believe we created a warm and welcoming wedding celebration for your family and friends on a chilly January day! May you two enjoy many years of love and happiness.
Kate Mcgregor · Married on 01/12/2019
The perfect wedding
Having Jill as our officiant was the best decision we ever made for our wedding. Professional, open, dedicated and warm, she really got to know us and cared not only about the day itself but Phil and I as a couple. I cannot recommend her highly enough. The wedding itself was personal, emotional and true to us in every way. Thank you Jill xxxSent on 01/23/2019
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Kate, you and Phil created a joyful collaboration and I am so honored to have met you and worked with you. I look forward to following your journey from afar (literally)!
AmyV · Married on 12/30/2018
Jill made our day together one we will always remember. She was incredibly kind, wrote a beautiful ceremony for us, printed out our vows, used a poem we liked and, listened to what we wanted and had great insights for us. My husband and I would highly recommend her services.Sent on 01/07/2019
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you so much, Amy! I so enjoyed creating and working with you...the setting and the pure joy and love between you are just a few of the ways I'll remember you!
Gerry · Married on 12/09/2018
Personal and perfect
We found Jill online because of the great reviews. And she lived up to every one of them! We wanted a simple ceremony in front of some friends and talked to Jill about it the week before. She must have written everything down because the detail and personal touches she put into our ceremony we’re perfect. She brought us to tears and made our evening perfect. Thank you Jill for everything.Sent on 12/16/2018
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Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:It was truly my pleasure to officiate your ceremony. I wish you many happy years of joyful marriage!
Amanda Reagan · Married on 12/08/2018
A perfect match
I was lucky enough to get some referrals that led me to Jill, and I'm so thrilled that she was the officiant for our wedding. Finding the right officiant isn't exactly easy — we put a lot of effort towards creating a celebration that felt true to us as a couple, and we didn't want to necessarily follow the normal flow or traditions of a wedding ceremony. Jill was a perfect partner in helping us create something uniquely meaningful to our relationship. She was warm, personable and inquisitive during each of our meetings. I was impressed on her skill at picking up all the small details of our relationship and crafting them into a compelling story for our wedding guests. She was so excited to help us craft the right type of unity ritual — she was a great creative partner and balanced our ideas with her sense of what would be most impactful for our event. I am so thrilled that the universe brought us together with Jill. Our wedding was a perfectly memorable event, and she played a huge role in making it so magical.Sent on 01/16/2019
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Amanda, you and Eric were dream clients! You created the perfect team and worked so well with us to bring your vision to fruition! It was my pleasure and honor to work with you. I too am grateful the Universe brought us together! I wish you both many years of happiness and joy.
Vanessa · Married on 10/05/2018
Our Perfect Ceremony!
Jill officiated our wedding early October and we were so happy with everything. When we met Jill in person, we knew right away she was a good fit for this important moment in our lives as she was extremely personable and really tried to get to know our story to make that the focus of the ceremony. We had a get to know you phone call and then sat with her for a couple of hours and chatted and she asked such great questions to get to know us! Many, many people came to us during our cocktail hour and commented on how much they loved the ceremony and were impressed by our officiant! The only small tweak we would have made would have been going through everything 2-3 times during the rehearsal instead of just once! The rehearsal was only about ~20 mins and when we were up there for the ceremony we forgot which way to turn at one point but Jill realized and handled it expertly. So grateful for Jill and her writing and speaking capabilities!!!Sent on 10/18/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thanks so much! I so enjoyed meeting and working with you to create and deliver a memorable and authentic ceremony! Wishing you much love and happiness for the rest of your lives!
John David · Married on 08/17/2018
We loved having Jill as the officiant for our wedding. She did a wonderful job, made it personal, and customized to our needs. Great to have someone who loves working with LGBT couples.Sent on 08/19/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:John David, you and Thomas were wonderful to work with. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your joy and love with your family, friends and me as well! May you have a long and happy marriage! Jill
Andie · Married on 08/08/2018
Jill was wonderfully warm and accommodating. She listened to everything we asked for, arrived early and performed the perfect ceremony. We're so thankful she agreed to marry us!Sent on 09/14/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Andie, working with you and Bobby was a joy! What a lovely evening we had and I felt honored to be a part of your heartfelt wedding! Warmest wishes to you both!
Erica · Married on 07/14/2018
From the moment we spoke to Jill on the phone we knew we wanted her to be a part of our special day. Jill took the time to get to know each of us and did a beautiful job sharing our love story. We still get compliments on our endearing ceremony. We highly recommend Jill because she will get to know you, communicate often, and make your ceremony yours!Sent on 08/21/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thanks so much, Erica! I loved working with you and Ben and telling your happy story. My wishes go out to you for a long and happy marriage!
Shannon · Married on 07/07/2018
Jill was great. She really took the time to get to know us and understand our relationship and values.Sent on 08/05/2018
Rebecca · Married on 06/30/2018
We highly recommend Jill Brown, as she was one of our favorite vendors to work with for our wedding! With her beautiful writing and great presentation, we were given a special gift of a personalized and thoughtful ceremony we will remember forever. We loved her attention to detail and her way with words, as we couldn't have written our ceremony script any better! I also happen to be a Catering Manager in the wedding industry, and have worked with many officiants, and none compare with Jill's professionalism and presentation. Do not think twice with booking her for your special day!Sent on 07/11/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you, Rebecca! Working with you and Arron was such a great experience and it was so easy to celebrate your love in the creation of your ceremony. I award you 5 stars for being great clients! Enjoy a lifetime of love together!
Michelle · Married on 06/23/2018
Jill Brown was everything we could have hoped for and more! We were looking for a very simple ceremony and an officiant that would make our very small wedding ceremony easy and stress free. I could not be more impressed with her professionalism, warmth, service, and heartfelt yet simple ceremony that we wanted. I really appreciated that the questions she asked in preparation for the ceremony were very thorough and easy to answer. With them, she tailor made and artistically crafted a brief ceremony speech that really made my husband and I feel special and made the moment very memorable. If I could give Jill 10 out of 5 stars in all of the above categories I would!Sent on 07/23/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you for your elegant words, Michelle! It was a great pleasure to work with you and Michael. Celebrating your love was one of the joys of my summer! Happiness always!
Bryan · Married on 06/16/2018
Jill did a wonderful job tailoring our ceremony and crafting a personal love story!Sent on 06/19/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you, Bryan! Such fun to work with you and Connie! Many happy wishes!
Connie · Married on 06/16/2018
Jill did a great job with our ceremony, we received a lot of compliments! She is so knowledgeable and provided us with a bunch of options but was also focused on making sure we had the ceremony we wanted. She spent a lot of time getting to know us and crafting a script and was wonderful and gracious when we ended up changing a lot of it! I would highly recommend her services, she was a great resource and an excellent officiant.Sent on 06/21/2018
Rachel · Married on 06/01/2018
I cannot say more about Jill, she is an professional, kindhearted woman! :) I contacted Jill a week, yes one week, before my elopement ceremony. It was also a Thursday before a holiday weekend. Jill responded fast and professional to my inquiry. We chatted over the phone as a 'get to know you' conversation because we had less then then a week to plan and execute the elopement ceremony. We emailed back and forth with ceremony scripts and information to make it more personal. Not only was Jill very responsive she is SUPER flexible. I changed the venue of the ceremony about a good 5 times before finalizing it LESS THEN 24 HOURS before the ceremony. Due to weather changes, permits and conflicted timing it was tough to find a space in such a small time frame. Jill was flexible and adaptive to whatever I threw her. My husband and I are seriously so THANKFUL for Jill!! We are so lucky for JillSent on 06/07/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Rachel, I couldn't have enjoyed working with you more! It was a pleasure to pull things together and create the beautiful intimate event you were looking for! I wish you two only happiness for many, many years....remember me on your 50th!!
Jason · Married on 05/27/2018
Jill was great to work with. She took the time to understand us and craft our story. She also made great suggestions on different readings. Jill's warm hearted and very easy to work with.Sent on 05/31/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you for your kind words, Jason! You and Alberta were so easy and fun to work with! Best wishes for a wonderful marriage!
Taylor · Married on 03/31/2018
Jill was a breeze to work with. From the first meeting we had with her, where we were able to share a bit about ourselves, to the questionnaires and help she gave with writing vows for the ceremony, she was organized intuitive. She wrote a beautiful ceremony for our wedding that truly reflected our personalities.Sent on 04/29/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you so much, Taylor and Kyle. Such a great experience to work with you and share in you love and joy! Thank you for the honor!
Kelly · Married on 03/03/2018
Jill was wonderful to work with. My husband and I wanted a simple ceremony that would (in his words) "say some nice things that will make me cry." Jill delivered! I highly recommend Jill.Sent on 03/08/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you, Kelly! While I didn't know the specific goal, I'm happy I met it! I think I saw a few sets of teary eyes!! Your family was such a wonderful treat for me.
Amber · Married on 03/03/2018
My husband and I are hosting a destination wedding in Mexico and decided that we preferred to have a private legal ceremony here in Chicago beforehand. We made this decision spur of the moment, so I turned to WeddingWire to find a highly recommended officiant and that's where I found Jill. I sent her an inquiry late one evening explaining our situation and I had a response waiting for me first thing the next morning. She told me that she had done this plenty of times and provided me with all of the information needed to help us make a decision. Jill also offered to set up a call with us so she could get to know us a bit so she could personalize the ceremony. We really appreciated this, especially given the short notice. Jill crafted the ceremony and sent me a copy to review beforehand, and it was like she had known us for years. I literally wept at my desk at work when I read it. The day of, she was prompt and so sweet. We can't thank her enough for making our private ceremony so special for us.Sent on 03/27/2018
Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, Amber. I was honored and grateful to share this intimate and genuine moment with you and Frank. I'm so happy you found me! I wish you two years of happiness!