Rebecca with Joseph Campbell
Rev. Rebecca with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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Dear Rev. Rebeca ~ What can we say? You were simply fantastic. Really great. You made our special day extra special by hitting all the right notes. The Dylan Thomas love letter couldn't have been more perfect. It was our favorite part of the entire day -- such a nice surprise from you! Both of our families thought the ceremony was the highlight of the day. ~ Deb & Chris
Dear Rebecca ~ We just wanted to write and thank you for the lovely wedding service. You 'pulled the stitches" of the readings and the music together with your quilting and weaving metaphors and poetry. We were thrilled at how smoothly things went and how lovely the whole service was. Your benediction was truly inspired! ~ Mary Beth & Scott


Dear Rev. Rebecca, ~ We would just like to thank you very much for the wonderful ceremony that you performed for us yesterday. It was just perfect and exactly how we hoped our wedding day would be. We fly home to Ireland this evening and will look back on yesterday with fond thoughts. Best ~ Nuala & Matthew

Dear Rebecca ~ Thank you so much for being our special guide and making our day even more perfect. It was truly an honor to have your there with us at such a profound moment of our lives. Thank you, also, for the unexpected gift of our vows -- we framed them and have them hanging in a special place. We look forward to sharing a cup of tea with you soon! All the best ~ Jeff & Masayo
HAVE YOUR WEDDING, YOUR WAY!
Thank you for your interest in personalized ceremonies! I am a minister in the liberal religious tradition ~ dedicated to the free and conscious search for truth. Bring your own beliefs and values with you and I will weave them into your ceremony. Over the last 20 years I have created more than 700 weddings and look forward to making your wedding perfect for you -- unique, personalized, elegant, memorable, fun!

My specialties are in interfaith, humanistic, ethnic, celtic and "green" weddings. Many of the ceremonies I do are out in Nature and I love to accommodate the special needs for that kind of ceremony. I also offer special wedding packages if you are eloping, renewing vows, creating a public ceremony after being legally married, looking for a co-officiant, marrying after divorce, wanting to include your children in the ceremony, marrying in an unusual location, coming from abroad to be married in the U.S., and all sorts of other special circumstances.
Enjoy the site and give me a call!

MY WEDDING PHILOSOPHY

My deep and abiding interest in the role of STORY and RITUAL in human life has made me keenly aware of how important it is to build upon the specific words and images that inhabit the personal imagination. Simply borrowing other people's ideas about what a wedding is or should be does not give the grounding for a satisfying ceremony. I work with every couple to create, from the depths of your own hearts and minds, the perfect ceremony that expresses your core values and your highest aspirations. Only with this kind of depth preparation will your ceremony truly become the lasting fountain of inspiration that it is meant to be.

MY BACKGROUND

My gradute degrees from the University of Chicago Divinity School, the Unitarian seminary and Chicago Theological Seminary have prepared me to work with rigorous intellectual and spiritual honesty to do justice to this profoundly important event in your life. I am especially interested in INTERFAITH CEREMONIES which weave together important aspects from both spouse's traditions. My passion for interfaith dialogue has led me around the world, including a tremendous pilgrimage to India where I had the privilege of meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. (see photo)


WEDDING AS RITUAL
For many years I have explored the role of ritual, symbol and story in human communities. My long association with mythologist Joseph Campbell (The Power of Myth, Follow Your Bliss, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, etc.) has alerted me to the need for RITUAL ELDERS who understand how to help individuals move through the great stages of life. While it may be possible for anyone to become a mail-order minister, it takes training and experience to recognize the deep lineaments of metaphor and the truths they hold for the soul. In brief, ritual is a container to hold energy as it transitions from one state to another resulting in true transformation. To create rituals that do this is my expertise. This is what you are paying me for when you engage my services.
Rev. Rebecca Armstrong
847-707-1781
ceremonies@aol.com

Rev. Rebecca has a new office!

Just off Lake Shore Drive at
Irving Park - free, off-street parking!

The CoachHouse at
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ChicagoCeremonies.
com
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