Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown Reviews

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    Marc · Married on 01/26/2019

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    Excellent officiant

    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 02/16/2019

    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.
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    Kate Mcgregor · Married on 01/12/2019

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    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 xxx

    Sent on 01/24/2019

    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)!
    All the best, JIll
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    AmyV · Married on 12/30/2018

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    Great Officiant

    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!

    Many, many happy years are ahead of you, I'm sure!!
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    Gerry · Married on 12/09/2018

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    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.

    G and K.

    Sent on 12/16/2018

    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!
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    Vanessa · Married on 10/05/2018

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    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!
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    John David · Married on 08/17/2018

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    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
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    Andie · Married on 08/08/2018

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    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!
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    Erica · Married on 07/14/2018

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    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!
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    Shannon · Married on 07/07/2018

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    Jill was great. She really took the time to get to know us and understand our relationship and values.

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    Rebecca · Married on 06/30/2018

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    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!
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    Michelle · Married on 06/23/2018

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    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
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    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!
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    Bryan · Married on 06/16/2018

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    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!
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    Connie · Married on 06/16/2018

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    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.

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    Rachel · Married on 06/01/2018

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    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 Jill

    Sent 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!!
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    Jason · Married on 05/27/2018

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    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!
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    Taylor · Married on 03/31/2018

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    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!
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    Kelly · Married on 03/03/2018

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    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.
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    Amber · Married on 03/03/2018

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    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!
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    None · Married on 10/25/2017

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    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.

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    Xxxx · Married on 10/25/2017

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    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.

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    Kara · Married on 09/16/2017

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    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!

    Sent on 09/27/2017

    Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:

    Kara,
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to work with you and Tristan! It was indeed my pleasure! Much happiness to you both! Jill
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    Kevin · Married on 09/09/2017

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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!

    Sent on 12/25/2017
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    Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:

    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
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    Leang · Married on 08/18/2017

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    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.

    Sent on 08/22/2017

    Chicago Choice Ceremonies by Jill Brown's reply:

    Leang,
    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
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    Christopher · Married on 07/22/2017

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    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.

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