Having been awarded The Knot's prestigious, review-based Best of Weddings Award for seven consecutive years (2013-2019), I am also a proud member of The Knot's Hall of Fame; this places me in the top 2% of wedding professionals nationwide. Currently, I am one of 3 Wedding Officiants in the greater Chicago area who is both in the Hall of Fame and a recipient of the annual Best of Weddings Awards, and who also offers pre-marital coaching.
WeddingWire has honored me with its review-based Couple's Choice Award for Wedding Officiating every year from 2013-2019. WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism.
Sarah · married on 06/30/2018
Elizabeth was absolutely amazing to work with! We are so grateful we found her. From our first conversation, we knew that she would be a great fit for the type of wedding ceremony we were looking for. She was professional, organized, and quick to respond. We loved that we got to meet and collaborate all of our ideas into a unique ceremony script. Our ceremony was very special to us with the perfect amount of humor and story telling. Elizabeth did a grab time gaining and holding our guests attention. We laughed and cried together the whole time and it is something we will never forget.
Mary · married on 06/29/2018
We had a great experience with Elizabeth. We had a phone call, then an in person meeting and many email and phone call follow ups to make sure everything we wanted included in our ceremony was there. She really listened to what we wanted and created a One of a Kind ceremony for us. She included a lot of personal details and really intertwined Catholic and Jewish elements that were important to both of us. Would highly recommend her to others trying to figure out a interfaith ceremony. We hope to keep in touch with her as well!
Alison · married on 09/08/2018
We first "met" Dr. Stewart at a wedding she was officiating for a close friend. We really enjoyed her ceremony, and the detail she portrayed about the couple. We decided to hire her initially as a marriage coach. Dr. Stewart was a joy to work with and set the tone for our union. She is thoughtful, attentive, caring and offered useful advice/ insight that as a couple we value and will use indefinitely. One of the most valuable aspects of her coaching is that she tailors to your needs as a couple, giving you PROACTIVE ways to approach or solve things before they become an issue. She helps you think of things that may not have already come up between you and your significant other and how these may shape your relationship. There is no imposed agenda on her part, which allows the sessions to flow with your needs as a couple. Dr. Stewart's services laid a strong foundation for our union and communication. She emphasized learning to think as a "we" and putting each other first in our marriage. She is intuitive and modern in her thinking and offers "tools" one can use throughout their lives again and again. She is also very flexible with scheduling and takes great care and detail to get to know you two as individuals and as a couple. This is very important as her services are not one size fits all or generic, they are truly tailored to the people she works with. Her services are timeless and I foresee coming back to her throughout the years to continue to strengthen our marriage. After coaching, we decided to hire Dr. Stewart to officiate our civil ceremony. She again tailored our ceremony to our needs and gave it style and elevation through her eloquent expression of love in the context of what it meant to us.She helped us think of ways to include our family and have the ceremony resonate with our true selves. I give Dr. Stewart my highest recommendation as I think anyone would be pleased with her and the dedication she portrays in her work for her clients.
Stephanie · married on 08/26/2018
Elizabeth created the most beautiful wedding ceremony for my husband and I. Guests could not stop talking about how beautiful and unique our ceremony was. She met with us twice before writing our ceremony script and had us fill out an intake form to really get to know us. She really had us down to a tee! Her address was absolutely beautiful and tailored so perfectly to us. Guests even stated they felt like they really got to know us during our ceremony. Elizabeth included humor in the ceremony that really lightened things up considering it was 90 degrees during our outdoor ceremony. Her voice sounds beautiful and soothing. I couldn’t have picked a better officiant for our special day!