As Seen on The Knot

Chicago Wedding Rites Wedding Minister

Dr. Elizabeth-Anne Stewart, Wedding Officiant


  Wedding Ceremony Options!

For many couples, planning a ceremony can seem like an overwhelming task. Typically, couples know whether they want to exchange personal vows or whether they want to say as little as possible; sometimes, they have already made music and reading selections but beyond that, the ceremony is a blank slate. This is where I come in!  Please watch my video and then visit Ceremony Details under Ceremony Choiceson the navigation bar! 

One of a Kind Ceremony

$600/ $750 for a completely personalized Wedding Ceremony that can be religious or secular but always fun! The ceremony can be as long or as short as you wish! This option is for couples who want to be involved in the planning process so that the ceremony truly reflects your shared vision and dreams, as well as your history together. After you have browsed through my complimentary E Book on ceremony planning, Great Ceremonies for Savvy Couples, I will create your ceremony using a Personal Questionnaire, a Ceremony Worksheet, an optional Couple's Compatibility Quiz and your input from our planning meeting; you get to make suggestions, proof the draft and request any changes.  The possibilities are as open as you are!  The higher price applies if you want your unique Love Story included! For an example of a humorous Love Story, watch Cheryl and Justin's Love Story!  Love Stories can also be romantic, inspirational, traditional and interactive--or a mixture of everything!

Short & Sweet Ceremony
$450 for a standard  Wedding Ceremony that can be religious or secular. This option is for those who want a short ceremony that is both fun and heartfelt but who want to be minimally involved in the planning process. It may surprise you that my version of a "Standard Ceremony" is what many other Wedding Officiants would describe as "Personalized"; your ceremony will not feel "cookie cutter" at all as my style is warm and highly personal.  You will also have choices that will make your ceremony feel unique to you and your partner. You can find full details under Ceremony Details.

Officiating & Photography Package
This option is for couples who are having a very small wedding but who would like to have professional portraits as a record of their special day. I can provide couple's shots and posed bridal party/family shots before or after the ceremony. If you have booked  me as your Wedding Officiant, for an additional $200 per hour for the first two hours and $100 per hour after that, you can have professional group shots, couple poses, and reception candids.  You will receive all images, high res, copyright free, on a DVD or USB, within a month of the wedding. Please visit to see the quality of my work; the slide show below is an example of a wedding at which I both officiated and provided 2 hours' of photography.


Please note that rehearsal fees and  travel fees /parking fees may apply.

Go to Ceremony Details (under Ceremony Choices on the Navigation Bar) for more information.

Wedding Officiating Options for 2018-2019 

Starting at $450 for a  Short & Sweet Ceremony  to  $600-$750 for a One of a Kind Ceremony .

  I also offer marriage coaching before and after you tie the knot,

as well as officiating/photography packages for very small weddings. 

Bi-Lingual Weddings (English/Spanish and  English/German) also available; see Ceremony Details.