23 Reviews for Chosen with Bonnie
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Bonnie really took the time to get to know us and listened to our vision for our ceremony. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted -- heartfelt, sweet, and most importantly, true to us. We were just married two days ago and have already taken the time to write this review because we can't thank her enough. We've received so many compliments on the ceremony and this is an absolute credit to Bonnie. Hire her!!
Ryan and Cindy,
Thank you so much for your kind words. Serving as your Life-Cycle Celebrant was an honor. The tender moments created during your ceremony are a testament to the love you share with one another. Enjoy each moment of your time together as newlyweds!
An exemplary officiant who was an absolute pleasure to work with! Would definitely recommend! ❤️
Thank you so much, Joe! Working with you and Kamille was incredible! xoxo
Bonnie was absolutely amazing! She is a kind, thoughtful, and joyous individual, and that was obvious during our first meeting with her. We knew that she would be a perfect fit for our ceremony! She was extremely helpful during the entire planning process and we had no worries that the wedding ceremony would go off without a hitch. Bonnie was extremely thorough, professional, personable, and responsive. We didn't want an overly serious or formal ceremony, but we wanted it to be meaningful as well. Bonnie was very flexible and was able to design a custom ceremony and suggested rituals that would best suit what we wanted the feel to be. We received several compliments on how wonderful our ceremony was (and are still receiving them months later)! Seriously - choose Bonnie for your ceremony!
Thank you so much, Katie! You are a love and I am absolutely over the moon about officiating for you and Rick. Your love is one of a kind.
Our friends and family raved about our ceremony. It was an emotional experience for not only us, but our guests too. Bonnie asks for each person in the couple to submit a detailed questionnaire and meticulously uses them to put together a ceremony that is thorough and unique. She also recommended other vendors which we used (and LOVED). She was extremely fast to respond to all our emails along the way. Cannot thank Bonnie enough for all her hard work. The ceremony she provided us laid the framework for the rest of our amazing wedding. Would recommend Bonnie without second thought.
Thank you, Alicia!! Creating your ceremony with you and Dana was such a pleasure. Seeing you both walk down the aisle looking radiant with the warmth and love of your family and friends around you in the ivy-lined garden at Firehouse Chicago created lasting memories. It was a joy to serve you and Dana!
From the moment you meet Bonnie, she feels like an old friend. I think meeting an officiant can feel an awful lot like meeting a therapist for the first time - having to share your story, your history, your future plans. But with Bonnie, she made it all so easy, comfortable, enjoyable, and fun. Her ceremony was so beautifully written, taking our stories and weaving them into a larger story to share with our guests. We were so delighted with the whole process that we'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. Bonnie's just the tops - she made our day.
Are you kidding me? Dana, my cup overflows. Thank you for your kind words. Marrying you and Alicia was such a thrill, I'd do it over again as well. xoxo
Bonnie curated the perfect ceremony for us! We didn't know Bonnie prior to our first interview with her, and we only conversed via email and her very in depth questionnaire, yet multiple people approached us after the ceremony asking how long we have known her. They were amazed that we hadn't known her for years.
Thank you for your sweet words, Bret! I appreciate the time spent with you and Kelli creating your ceremony.
Bonnie was the perfect choice for my August 2017 wedding! My husband and I did a lot of research to find our officiant and knew within the first minute that Bonnie was the one. Her personality is so warm and down-to-earth which is exactly what we were looking for. She wrote a personal ceremony for us and we received so many compliments from our guests that it was one of the best weddings they had been to. Plus, she was quick and prompt in sending in our marriage license. Thank you for everything, Bonnie!
Kelli! You are the best! Thank you for your kind works. Working with you and your husband, Bret, was a dream.
Working with Bonnie was a great experience. She helped guide us through the process and developed a service with which we were very happy. She was punctual, professional, and warm, and we couldn't be happier with our choice to go with her. Highly recommended.
Thank you, Mark! Creating a ceremony for your sweet family was one of the highlights of my summer!
Choosing Bonnie to officiate our wedding was one of the best decisions we could ever make! Bonnie starts off her process by getting to know both couples by meeting in person to discuss different ceremony options (sand ceremony, unity candles, ring warming, etc). After our initial meeting, we were both given a questionnaire that really helped Courtney and I dig into the nitty gritty about what we love about one another and Bonnie has an incredibly creative ability of weaving our answers into a beautiful story.
I would highly recommend Bonnie as an officiant to anyone getting married in the near future!
There are moments I will remember forever. Dane, the depth of your emotion while you awaited your bride was so touching. Working with you and Courtney, along with your sweet family, was such a joy. Thank you for your review! Your words help other couples make their decision for a Life-Cycle Celebrant who will share their love story with dear friends and family. Keep showing up in love with one another. You're off to a great start!
Bonnie was AMAZING during the entire experience working with her, from our first meeting to the couples classes she so graciously included us in to our wedding ceremony where everything came together. Having an interfaith marriage is difficult enough and the word's crafted by Bonnie made it a perfect mix of our Jewish and Catholic religion and most importantly what my wife and I meant to each other. Her calm voice and demeanor put us at ease leading up to our wedding and especially during our wedding. Everyone from both sides of our family and friends continue to tell us how genuine and thoughtful her words during the ceremony were and we couldn't agree more. Thank You, Thank You, THANK YOU!!
Bonnie takes the time to get to know you and your significant other. She is so good at writing your ceremony. It's unique. She asks many questions to make sure it's perfect. We loved our ceremony especially being binded by a ribbon and love.
Anne, officiating for you and Jon was a life-changing event. Your love touches so many. Keep it up! xoxo
If you don't want to worry one bit about whether the officiant will be lovely, warm, professional, on time and help guide you through a meaningful & personal ceremony book Bonnie!
Thank you, Lynne! I really appreciate your kind words. Marit and Stephane's ceremony was one to remember. I enjoyed getting to know each person in your family along with Stephane's. Your mother, Jeanne is so dear. I am thrilled that we were able to honor her in the same chapel where she was married 66 years ago. If I can be of service in the future, please reach out!
Bonnie was a wonderful officiant! She was very professional and wrote an amazing ceremony for my wife and I. Bonnie takes the time to get to know you and makes sure every detail counts. She made our day very special and we highly recommend her service!
Thank you, Stephane! It was a joy to work with you and Marit to create a very special day for the whole family.
Bonnie was an amazing officiant. She is warm, thoughtful, and was a very calming presence throughout the wedding planning process and on the wedding day itself. She was punctual, professional, and quick to respond with any questions we had. She created a ceremony that really embodied our relationship and what we wanted to express to our guests. We received many compliments from our friends and family about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Bonnie truly made our wedding day special and we couldn't have asked for anything more.
Thank you for your review, Amy! Officiating the ceremony for you and Ashley was so touching. Every detail reflected the warmth and commitment you have for each other. Thank you for including me in your day.
Bonnie was the officiant for the wedding of two of my closest friends. The ceremony was small and intimate with around 40 guests. After the wedding concluded, Bonnie felt like part of the family. I and the other guests were completely blown away by the ceremony! It was absolutely perfect. Knowing the couple as well as I do, I was very impressed with how well Bonnie encapsulated their love and relationship in her words. The couple has a favorite book that is very meaningful to their relationship. Bonnie incorporated words from the book into the wedding vows, which gave it such a special touch.
Beyond doing a phenomenal job personalizing the wedding ceremony, Bonnie is also a great person. I highly recommend her services to any couple looking to ensure their wedding ceremony is unique, personalized, and one you and your guests will never forget!
We loved Bonnie. She was genuine and warm, and we really felt like she cared about being a part of our union. Highly recommended.
Thank you, Nathan! You're the best!
Finding an officiant was the hardest part of our wedding planning. We had to accommodate two families (and us) with very different social/ political/ religious views. After meeting with several duds, Bonnie was a breath of fresh air. Her outlook on marriage and a life journey was a great compliment to ours. She facilitated a special hand-fasting ceremony that our families found unique and personal. Many of our guests thought that we had known Bonnie for years and instantly felt her warm personality. She did a great job or reminding us of due dates, and was very receptive to our edits on our ceremony which made it very personal and exactly what we wanted.
Thank you, Bethany! I really appreciate your kind words!
Bonnie was exceptional at our wedding! Many of our guests thought Bonnie had been a friend for years since she made our Ceremony so personable. She told our story so well and made our guests laugh, which was exactly what we wanted. Throughout the entire planning process, Bonnie was professional and extremely responsive. Anytime I had a question or request, Bonnie would jump to help. My husband and I truly feel lucky to have worked with Bonnie. Our wedding day is one we will remember forever, and Bonnie was the icing on the cake! Thank you Bonnie for being so great! :)
Thank you, Jillian! You and Scott created such a memorable day. It was my pleasure to create a ceremony that resonated with you and your guests. Your mid-ceremony selfie says it all. You are both the best!
'Chosen with Bonnie' was a positive experience start to finish. Bonnie was professional, personable and a pleasure to work with. Friends and family remarked that they enjoyed the ceremony, personal stories and vows, etc., which all added some nice personal touches. A few wedding guests were surprised that Bonnie was not our friend from years ago... A big thanks to Bonnie for the extra help on short notice and from afar via FaceTime, etc. Full disclosure: we had picked another officiant early on in the wedding planning process, forfeited our deposit and we are very happy we made the change. The ceremony more or less sets the tone for the wedding and glad we made the Chosen choice. Sounds like a paid advertisement. Not. haha. Five Stars for Chosen with Bonnie.
Kevin and Jennifer, you were wonderful to work with. Your kind words reflect your sweetness as a couple. You are the best!
So far, our experience with Bonnie has been wonderful! We haven't had our wedding yet, but everything she has done thus far has been so great and well received! She's extremely responsive, and has been very accommodating to all our wishes. She was extremely helpful from the get-go in offering suggestions to us newbies, and made us feel comfortable from the beginning. I left the meeting feeling relieved that we finally found someone who "got us", and my fiance couldn't agree more! We had met with a few other officiants, and Bonnie just seemed to "click" with us (anyone who mentions Beyonce in a sample ceremony outline gets my vote!). I'm so excited for our big day, and can't wait to see everything come together! Our ceremony outline looks wonderful on paper, and I can't wait to hear it in person! I would highly recommend to anyone who wants an easy going officiant who caters to you and your fiance, and who makes the wedding as unique and individualized as you both!
Bonnie was very professional and sensitive and was able to personalize the experience in great detail
Bonnie truly made our event special. Bonnie was the celebrant for my baby's naming ceremony. Her services were invaluable. I provided just a few thoughts on how I pictured the ceremony and she nailed it. Her words and elements brought to the ceremony were so spot on, I couldn't not have planned it better myself. She was quick to provide the outline for the ceremony and all communication was timely and clear. You cannot go wrong with using Bonnie as your service provider.
Thank you, Stephanie! The day was a dream. What a precious way to welcome Drew to your beautiful family.
At least 15 people have told us our wedding was the most personal, most enjoyable, most memorable wedding they have ever been to. And we attribute that entirely to Bonnie. Bonnie took the time to get to know us, asked us valuable questions about our relationship and hope for our marriage, and hand-crafted our ceremony to our exact specifications. It was truly incredible as a result. If you're looking for a non-traditional wedding that will satisfy even the most religious of your uncles, and leave your mothers crying their eyes out with joy, and will remind you that you're making the best decision ever - hire Bonnie. She will knock it out of the park and you'll never regret it. In fact, you'll remember it forever as money incredibly well spent.