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Jeff Petersen travels around the Chicago suburbs performing weddings in Chicago’s Western Suburbs and at Chapel in the Pines. Contact Jeff to get a great, experienced Wedding Officiant and to ensure your wedding ceremony goes smoothly! Openings available, packages as low as $250. Please contact me for availability and questions.

Prelude
Ushers seat wedding guests
Officiant and Groom enters and walks to front (if not already there)
Ushers seat Grandparents (or they are already seated)
Ushers seat parents of the Groom
Ushers seat parents of the Bride
Lighting of candles or other special starting element

Processional
Bridesmaids and Groomsman walk down aisle
Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man walk down aisle
Ring Bear walks down aisle
Flower Girl walks down isle
Bride and escort walk down aisle

Ceremony
Opening words by the Wedding Officiant
Giving of the Bride
Gathering words
Remembrances and Acknowledgements
Presentment of roses to mothers
Charge
Declaration of Support
Marriage Address
First reading by family member or friend
Commentary on marriage by the Wedding Officiant
Prelude to the wedding vows
Exchange of wedding vows
Prelude to the wedding rings
Exchange of wedding rings
Unity Ceremony
Second Reading by family member or friend
Final commentary by the Wedding Officiant
Bride and Groom kiss
Introduction of the Married Couple

Recessional
Bride and Groom exit
Flower Girl exits
Ring Bear exits
Maid/Matron of Honor and Best Man exit
Bridesmaids and Groomsman exit
Ushers escort parents of the Bride
Ushers escort parents of the Groom
Guests exit

The above ceremony is a typical wedding ceremony outline for my Premium wedding ceremony package. My wedding ceremonies are described as Romantic/Contemporary, non secular. The final wedding outline and content is up to the discretion of the bride and groom. Wedding readings, wedding music, unity ceremonies or other special wedding elements can be interspersed throughout the Wedding Ceremony.

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Customer Review

It was a pleasure having you marry us. … I feel so good about having you as a part of our wedding day.  It was such a special moment for me to come around the corner and see you waiting for us by the red oak windows.  I felt comfortable and confident you had all under control through your professionalism.  One of my favorite repeated compliments has been that the ceremony had "Nick and me written all over it" that my friends could tell that this had my touch.  People thought it was = how a wedding should be, comfortable, loving, personal and not long winded.  THANK YOU JEFF!!!!!  P.S. I am flattered with your impression of our pre vows.  Makes me feel good to know your opinion was so high of it.

Annie & Nick

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