Wedding Blog

Planning Your Wedding Ceremony

By adminjosh | February 26, 2024 |

A Wedding Ceremony is a once in a lifetime event.  On your wedding day you stand before your family and friends and declare a commitment to share the rest of your life with you chosen partner.  For most of us the only thing we now about a wedding ceremony is what we have seen if…

Ceremonial Painting

By David McFadden | July 21, 2018 |

It was a real pleasure to work with Alexander and Melanie and to be the officiant for their wedding.  The couple resides in Louisiana and until recently we did most of our planning by online video conferencing.  These two are former Marines and met as they were being deployed to combat duty. The worked hard…

Ketubuh Tradition

By David McFadden | July 21, 2018 |

Ron and Christy were married at the Enzo and Lucia Ristorante in Long Grove on Saturday, July 14. We had originally planned to have the wedding outside by a beautiful fountain in the back garden area of the restaurant, but it was raining lightly and the wedding was moved inside to one of the private…

Bridal Train

By David McFadden | July 21, 2018 |

Sarah and Mike invited me to be involved in their wedding ceremony at Kuipers Farm in Maple Park on Friday the 13th of July. I had a great time officiating their ceremony and they were fun to work with. Kuipers Farm is a great setting for an outdoor wedding and they have a fun train…

1800s Chapel

By David McFadden | June 24, 2018 |

I had never officiated a wedding before at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton for Juan and Jenice on June 16, 2018.  The original chapel of the church is a beautiful building that dates from the 1800’s and is a perfect setting for a wedding.  The all dark wood building has super high arches and beautiful stained…

Beautiful Lakeside Ceremony

By David McFadden | June 24, 2018 |

The Weston Hotel in Itasca was the setting for the wedding I officiated for Leo and Mary on June 15, 2018.  I had not been at this venue and is it ever a beautiful setting for a wedding.  Attached to the hotel is a giant air conditioned/heated tent that overlooks the lake and is a wonderful place…

Campground Ceremony

By David McFadden | June 23, 2018 |

I officiated the ceremony for Robert and Rachel in a forest preserve on Saturday, June 16 which was a day that came close to setting the record high temperature and the wedding was in the full sun at 1:00 PM.  Guest had to park about ¼ mile away and they had a golf card shuttling them to…

Such a Friendly Family

By David McFadden | June 23, 2018 |

Michael and Tina choose me as their wedding officiant for their June 23, 2018 wedding at Venuti’s Italian Restaurant & Banquet Hall.  I had the opportunity to attend the rehearsal dinner in the restaurant and it was a wonderful meal and what a friendly family to meet!  Michael and Tina wrote their own vows and when they read…

Cool Tradition

By David McFadden | June 23, 2018 |

I officiated the wedding for Johnny and Rabiya at Chateau Ritz in Niles on Milwaukee Road on June 23, 2018.  It was my first time at this venue and it is a great setting for a wedding,  There is plenty of parking, a great upstairs room for the bride to prepare and it is big enough that they took…

Debbie’s Latest Article

By David McFadden | May 19, 2018 |

Debbie wrote and excellent article on becoming soulmates with your spouse(link is external). Hope you enjoy.