Celebrate Love

Celebrate Love

Creating beautiful memories, from start to finish.

Services

We specialize in writing and telling your unique story, and in helping you personalize your wedding ceremony to be celebrated at the venue of your choice. Non-denominational, ordained licensed wedding officiant. We work closely with...
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Meet the Minister

As a licensed, professional wedding officiant, Minister Debra Ann is a creative, compassionate, highly-intuitive person with a great sense of humor. For decades, she has planned, organized, and hosted a wide variety of events, and is...
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Love Stories

Love is in the making…..
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Meet the Minister

As a licensed, professional wedding officiant, Minister Debra Ann is a creative, compassionate, highly-intuitive person with a great sense of humor. For decades, she has planned, organized, and hosted a wide variety of events, and is known for her innovative and clever ideas. She is a highly-esteemed content developer as well as gift consultant, and helps clients customize both meaningful and spectacular celebrations. Debra has served as the director of a women’s ministry, a eucharistic minister to the homebound, and is an ordained minister licensed to perform wedding ceremonies, baptisms and funerals. She has officiated weddings of all faiths and ethnicities, and written and designed a multitude of customized rituals. She excels at crafting and delivering personalized love stories upon request.

Debra is also a wordsmith…a practiced poet, writer and editor.  She has advanced degrees in composition, literature, and technical writing. As a longtime university English professor, she specializes in writing and delivering original tributes and eulogies that both honor and delight. She coaches people in public speaking, and assists clients in creating everything from wedding vows to memorial programs. She can help you craft the perfect letter, speech, tribute or eulogy. She also specializes in planning proposals, engagement parties, vow renewals, and surprises both personal and corporate.

Celebrate love and let Vista Events help you put the creative sparkle in every occasion.

Set up a personal consultation with Minister Debra Ann today.

That’s Valentino, as in strength…

Valentino, as in love.

All-inclusive ceremony types include Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Secular/Non-Religious Ceremony, Non-Secular/Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding, Vow Renewal Ceremony. Religious Affiliations include Christian, Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Interfaith, Unitarian, Spiritual.

Services

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We specialize in writing and telling your unique story, and in helping you personalize your wedding ceremony to be celebrated at the venue of your choice.

Non-denominational, ordained licensed wedding officiant.

We work closely with couples in Chicago and surrounding suburbs to create the wedding ceremony of their dreams.

  • Engagement Planning
  • Marriage Officiating
  • Wedding Ceremony Planning
  • Love Story Composition
  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Elopements
  • Vow Renewals
  • Micro Weddings
  • House Blessings
  • Baby Naming Ceremonies
  • Event Planning and Accoutrements
  • Event Consulting and Photography
  • Couples and Family Coaching
  • Retirement and Tribute Writing
  • Writing & Editing

Solid pricing, solid service.

Payments can be made through Zelle, Venmo, Apple Pay, American Express and Quickbooks.

Photo credit: Skye Photography

Testimonials & Reviews

 

“The Most Creative Officiant…
We are so thankful for Debra to be our officiant for our special day! We met with her and she customized everything to what we have dreamed of for our wedding ceremony. She is very creative and thoughtful which provides a touching wedding ceremony! We would definitely recommend her and her creative service! If you want someone who really puts the time and customizes the wedding the way you want it, pick Debra!!”
—Krystal G.

 

“We just started with with Minister Debra and she has been very accommodating and easy to work with. You can tell she really cares about the couples she works with. Also, she provides a lot of services for a great price and is willing to work with you to make sure her services work within your budget.”
—Patrick B.

 

“My husband and I had the best time working with Minister Debra Ann. She is very professional and knowledgeable.
She helped us create and capture such a special moment in our lives, and went above and beyond our expectations!
We recommend her highly.”
—Nicole C.

 

“We had the greatest time preparing for our wedding with Debra Ann. She pays attention to detail and makes you feel like it is an experience, not just another wedding. We can’t wait.”
—Luke W.

 

“So much fun to work with. They make sure that your big day is special and really make sure to showcase your love.”
—Johnny A.

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Love Stories

Love is in the making…..