Meet our two wonderful officiants on the Elope to Chicago team! Below is a little bit about each one of them!
If you choose a package with an officiant and you have a preference please let us know. We can not promise their availability which is why we have two amazing choice for you! They have tailored their services for our packages to provide our couples with exactly what they are looking for in an intimate wedding or elopement!
REV. MARIAN HALE
“As a Chicago wedding minister, I provide professional wedding services as minister, officiant, clergy, celebrant or reverend for weddings, including wedding vows, interfaith wedding ceremonies, nondenominational wedding ceremonies or renewal of vows, civil ceremonies or elopements. I was ordained in 1997, after completing a two-year interfaith course of study at The New Seminary in New York. And our ordination ceremony took place in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine — we were blessed by priests, rabbis, imams, ministers and many other religious leaders.
Since then I have been assisting couples with their personalized wedding ceremonies, and completely enjoy this work. I am still deeply moved by participating in weddings, and it’s not just my relationship with you that causes this. It’s my relationship to the depth and power of the wedding ceremony itself.
You see, my own ceremony changed me deeply. I felt different — more committed, more centered and much more ready to work at our relationship after we were witnessed saying our vows to one another.
And it’s this “magic” that I carry into every ceremony — to open the door for you on this new stage in your relationship.”
REV. EVA LAROCHE
“Let me introduce myself, so you may get to know me better. My name is Eva LaRoche, and I am an ordained minister and wedding officiant. I am the wife of a wonderful man for the past 27 years, a mother of two lovely young adult children and have been many different things in between. The ‘in between’ things have contributed to my vast experience in writing and speaking in front of large audiences on and off camera and is the reason why I am highly capable of performing all types of ceremonies.
If it’s a love story that needs telling, then you’ve found THE officiant that will not only create your magical ceremony script by churning and spinning and blending the potpourri of words resulting in a masterpiece, but will perform eloquently and elegantly to where you and your guests will be absolutely enthralled! I’m known for churning out humorous ones as well if that’s more your style. ;)”