66 Reviews for Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown
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Jill was such a pleasure to work with throughout the wedding planning process and during the wedding day! Jill is extremely organized and helped ensure that our wedding ceremony progressed seamlessly. Jill was also very accommodating with all of our requests. She has such a calming demeanor that will calm anyone's (even the most stressed out grooms), and was very comforting and soothing during the moments leading up to the wedding. Jill really took the time to get to know us both as a couple and as individuals, which really shined through during our wedding ceremony. We loved working with Jill and would highly recommend her as an officiant!
Kevin and Don, you were both such a delight to work with this summer. I count myself lucky to have officiated your ceremony. May you have many years of happiness ahead of you!! Jill
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.
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.
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.
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!
From the initial phone call I was impressed with Jill’s warmth and knowledge. She understood my special requests and fulfilled them perfectly. During the process, Jill either answered her phone or responded to voicemail quickly. Her compassion and dedication truly minimized the stress. I have worked with many people on many personal and professional projects and I can honestly say Jill is a gem—she is kind, professional and enjoyable to be around. With Jill involved, your celebration is sure to be meaningful and memorable.
Jill Brown was perfect in every way. She crafted vows that reflected our wishes and created a touching ceremony. Jill is responsive, personable, easy to talk to and gets everything right. Thanks to Jill our ceremony was flawless.
Jill was fantastic to work with and did a wonderful job writing our ceremony! I recommend Jill for any type of ceremony. Thank you Jill!
Thanks so much for the opportunity to work with you and Tristan! It was indeed my pleasure! Much happiness to you both! Jill
We were referred by another Officiant that was booked for our wedding date, and couldn't have been happier how this worked out. Jill was very responsive, and she just got my husband's humor and our personalities. She was able to pick up on things from just a phone call and a few emails exchanged. She could have provided a very standard ceremony and vows for us, but she went above and beyond making something customized and personalized incorporating both of our cultures. It was a very thoughtful and much appreciated thing when you are planning a wedding that she can think of something that we didn't even think of, especially when you are in the thick of planning and thinking of so many other things for the wedding and other events going on in your life. She was on time and laid out expectations, easy to communicate with, and made everything simple. I must have also gotten quotes from more than 10 others and they were such ridiculously exorbitant prices for what in actuality might have been a half an hours worth of time that was spent in person. I feel like some people just capitalize on someone else's happiness and take advantage by charging a high fee or cost because you are getting married. This was not the case with Jill, as she was very reasonable in price and her personality really set her apart. We would highly recommend her.
Thank you so much for this lovely review. You and Crichton were a joy to work with. I'm happy that my tiered pricing and levels of service worked with your location and timing to give you exactly what you needed to have a beautiful, intimate, heartfelt ceremony! All the best to you! Jill
Jill was a great officiant, she listened to our specific requests and never deviated from them. This initial sit-down meeting was a good touch to ensure that our personalities met, she requires a lot of input from you, which makes for a more personal end product. We wrote our own vows and she helped us think about some key aspects we had not thought of. Our wedding ceremony was outdoor on an extremely hot day, not a complaint at all from Jill, trooper. Thank you Jill, we received many comments that the ceremony was beautiful.
Jill was great! she did a great job of getting to know us and was very responsive throughout the entire process.
Thank you, Geoffrey! I so enjoyed working with you and Kimberli and appreciate how easily we worked together to create some a warm ceremony! All the best to you both!
Jill was amazing to work with! She took time to get to know us and hear our whole story, and hear us talk all about who we are and our backgrounds. She was personable and very easy to talk to. She crafted a beautiful ceremony that was exactly what we wanted, and she found ways to tell our story that were perfect. She was flexible and accommodating, and was also a great help to us in dealing with the license. And finally, she did great in the actual ceremony too! It was a pleasure sharing our special day with her.
Megan and Adam, you were a joy to work with and the love an joy you share was a gift to experience! May you have many years of love and happiness! Jill
Jill was so easy to talk to, full of joy and humor, and we loved working on our ceremony with her. On the day of our ceremony, she was supportive and warm and did a wonderful job leading the celebration of our wedding. I'm so glad we chose her to officiate for us!
Erin and Tyler, your April 1st wedding was full of love and joy, no fooling! So grateful to have shared the day with you!
Jill is very professional and easy to work with, she is very detailed oriented and is a pleasure to work with! Jill made us feel comfortable when telling her our story, turned out to be an amazing ceremony!
Thank you, Daisy! Working with you and Don was a genuine pleasure. Telling your story of joy was fun and meeting your family made the evening a memorable experience. All the best to you both!
Jill was easy to work with and took the time to get to know us. She customized our vows and made them special for our ceremony. We highly recommend using her for your wedding!
Thank you so much, Jennifer. I so enjoyed working with you and Gabe. You made it so easy to create a beautiful ceremony. All the best to you!
Jill was absolutely fantastic! She crafted a loving, emotional ceremony for my wife and I's non-religious ceremony, and delivered it perfectly. Plus, she was always responsive, well-organized, and punctual to our rehearsal. We're so grateful to her for making the focus of our special day so absolutely magical.
Thank you Robert! You and Kait are such a warm, loving couple with an awesome story to tell. Thank you so much for the priviledge of being part of your day!
Professional, respectful, and compassionate. Jill was very helpful planning the service providing guidance and direction. She listened to our needs and put together a heart-felt and personalized ceremony. She understands how the components of the ceremony work together to create an emotional arc for the couple, as well as for the family and friends in attendance. There was never any pressure to do it "one way" or any requirements to include something that didn't feel right to us. Ultimately, we had a beautiful and stress-free service, albeit emotional (tears of happiness and joy in the moment). We were and are very happy.
Kathryn and Chris, it was my priviledge to work with you and to be a part of your love-filled celebration! I will remember you, the joyful tears and the evening for years to come!
Jill was amazing! she truly went above and beyond creating a ceremony that really communicated to us, she made sure that both my husband and I were happy with the end result.
From the moment that we met up the Jill to talk to her about our wedding, from our actually wedding day, Jill kept answering all my silly questions and kept assuring me that everything was going to be fine. She gave both my husband and I a package to answer and she created her ceremony from that. She not only took information from there, but she took quotes, moments, and some how she took our relationship from all that.
My husband and I had a small ceremony of 20 people, and Jill made it that much more intimate and special with the ceremony she created. If Jill is still in business in a couple of years when I do a bigger ceremony to bring all my family I would definitely book Jill again.
The ceremony is really what the whole day is about so, it was very important to us to have someone amazing and wonderful marry us. We knew right away that Jill was that person. She took the time to really listen to our love story -- how we met, how our relationship developed, the engagement -- and created a ceremony that truly reflected us as a couple. After the ceremony, our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was -- there were laughs, tears, the whole shebang! It was perfect and we feel blessed to have had Jill play such an important role in one of the most memorable days of our lives.
Working with you and Jay was a total pleasure and a highlight of the year! Your ace wedding pros made it a total joy in all ways. I loved telling your story in a way that touched your guests and helped them see how deep the love runs between you two!
Jill was wonderful and just added to our special day. We were lucky to have her marry us.
Her process was straightforward and easy.....and put us at ease.
Jill put us at ease from the very beginning. We contacted her after going through quite a few enquires and she seemed like the right fit. Her ceremony was very well-written, thoughtful and spoke true to the people David and I are. Everyone complimented our ceremony. We wanted something short, romantic yet light-hearted and she delivered! I would recommend her to anyone who wants a ceremony that is tailored to their needs and provides a representation of you as a couple.
Thank you, Clare! I'm so glad you and David found me! It was great fun sharing your story! All the best to you both!
Jill was fantastic! My husband and I wanted a short ceremony with minimal religious traditions involved. Jill wrote us a ceremony script that was absolutely perfect for us. She was extremely responsive, warm, and made us both feel extremely comfortable during the ceremony. Even though we chose a short ceremony, Jill still took the time to add personal touches to the script and answered every question we had!
Thank you so much, Jessie! All the best to you and Denis for a life of joy and contentment!! It was a lovely event and I'm so pleased to have been a part of your day!
Jill was wonderful to work with and was able to cater the ceremony to be exactly what we wanted. Thank you for being a part of our special day!
Thank you, Jessica and Denis! What a beautiful day! I so appreciate being a witness to your love and joy! All the best to you!
We were very happy with Jill! We loved the story she told about us and were so happy with the way she conducted the ceremony. She was very responsive throughout the process and her cheerful demeanor helped relieve our wedding-planning stress. It was a pleasure working with Jill. Highly recommended.
Thank you Matt and Maggie! It was a great pleasure to work with you!
Jill was absolutely fantastic! She was responsive, courteous, and understood our vision completely. And she crafted a ceremony that truly reflected our values and sentiments. We will always look back at our wedding with happy memories, in large part because of Jill's hard work and sincere dedication! :)
We enjoyed working with Jill from meeting her up through our ceremony. She wrote a ceromony that reflected us. Our friends and families our still talking about it.
Matt and Angie
Choosing an officiant was challenging for us. We wanted our ceremony to feel as personal as possible, but were new to the Chicagoland area and had not established a relationship with anyone yet who we felt could accomplish this. To further complicate things, we wanted a nondenominational ceremony with some prayer and religious reference, but nothing too traditional. Thank goodness we found Jill! She took incredible care in listening to our requests and getting to know us as a couple. She captured us beautifully, and our guests loved her! By the end of our time together, she felt like a friend and mentor. Any couple would be lucky to work with her.
Our time together was special and I'm so happy you found me. Such a pleasure to work with you and to know such special people!
All the best to you and Kyle!