Joshua Bolinger and Christopher Udell Wed at Pine Manor

Married in a private elopement ceremony in front of the fireplace at Pine Manor, Joshua and Christopher exchanged vows and rings and then posed for a few photos during their elopement ceremony Monday night. Continue reading Joshua Bolinger and Christopher Udell Wed at Pine Manor

Location Wedding of Elvis Garcia and Christopher Saale, married on July 16th 2016

Congratulations to the absolutely wonderful couple of Elvis García and Christopher Saale. These two sweethearts were married at an on location wedding venue by Rev. Pam on July 16th 2016 at 6 o’clock pm during an on location wedding at the McCormick Bridge house Chicago River Museum. Their guests had a wonderful time celebrating the love shared between these two. Continue reading Location Wedding of Elvis Garcia and Christopher Saale, married on July 16th 2016

Personalized ceremony exactly how we wanted

I had a wonderful time yesterday marring a couple who have fast become some of my favorite people. Congratulations to Elvis García and Christopher Saale who I married last night at the McCormick Bridge house Chicago River Museum.

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The whole experience exceeded our expectations

5.0 stars

We wanted a small and private ceremony so we traveled to Chicago to get married. We were utterly satisfied with our choice with Pine Manor. The whole experience exceeded our expectations and we were so glad that we chose chicago and Rev Pam

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Congrats to Nichole Ochab Doracely Chavez

Congratulations to Nichole Ochab and Doracely Chavez who were married on May 14th 2016 at the historic home of Pine Manor at 2 o’clock pm.  The couple opted for the best value wedding package which included everything the couple could possible need. Having almost 30 guests at the wedding,it was a gorgeous ceremony. Continue reading Congrats to Nichole Ochab Doracely Chavez

Eat Cake!

A wedding cake is often the centerpiece of a wedding and is usually placed where guests can admire it. This carefully planned masterpiece is a tradition going back to Medieval times.

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A Love Story

Norma Kartes & Karen Diedrich, a lesbian couple were married by Chicago wedding officiant, Rev Pamela in a intimate garden ceremony at Pine Manor Chicago after being together 30 years in June of 2014. The video shows the honeysuckle archway, and the couples first bite of wedding cake as a legally married couple.

Legally married after 30 years – a Chicago LGBT love story.

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Adding A Little Unity

The tradition of the Unity candle is a fairly new one.  It is mostly practiced in the United States but is a tradition all over the world.  When a ceremony is held, two taper candles are used, usually by the bride and groom, to light a pillar (unity) candle.  In some ceremonies some couples will light the

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Why is Easter Associated With Bunnies?

Fertility ritual? Death of Christ? What do they have in common?

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