Use an experienced officiant for your special day.

Joan is passionate about officiating weddings and makes sure that each ceremony she officiates is special and stress-free.  She honors the background and relationships of couples from all walks of life.  Each couple’s love story and words on love and marriage is beautifully crafted into each ceremony, making it a personal ceremony for each couple.

Using an experienced wedding officiant can make all the difference in the world on your wedding day. Joan brings her experience, warmth, wit and wisdom to make sure your wedding day is a special memory.  She pays attention to details and communicates with the other vendors (photographer, musician/DJ, venue coordinator) to guarantee your ceremony is relaxed and stress-free.  Your wedding ceremony shows your family and friends the deep love you share.

Put your mind at ease knowing your wedding ceremony is in good hands

Serving Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois regions

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Joan Fergus

Joan has a Master’s of Science Degree in Education from the University of Colorado and has spent over 20 years working with children and adults with special needs, along with teaching health and wellness programs in the community. She spent 12 years in the creative world of Waldorf education… as a parent of a Waldorf student and as the Enrollment Director in a Waldorf School.  

Joan became ordained as a non-denominational wedding minister in 2013., starting out training with an experienced officiant and creating ‘Ceremonies by Joan’ in 2018.  she became a certified Master Professional Celebrant through Celebrant Academy in 2021.

Officiating weddings is her passion, as she enjoys the connections she has with couples, helping them create a wedding ceremony that uniquely expresses their love and commitment. Joan has two adult children and lives in Racine, WI. She also serves as a substitute teacher,  Her joy is making a difference in the life of others.  She lives near Lake Michigan and enjoys sailing and kayaking…her happy place in on the water and renovating the family homestead in Racine.

Mikayla Dhein - Wedding Planner

Mikayla Dhein, CWP, has extensive experience in the wedding industry spanning from planning, detailing, scheduling, day of coordination, vendor relations, photo shoots, etc.  Her attention to detail and anticipation of unforeseen circumstances provide her clients with a sense of security knowing that their special day is streamlined and well planned so they may relax and enjoy their day.

Mikayla is a Certified Professional in Catering and Events, (CPCE),  which adds to her knowledge and inter-workings of event venues, catering and day of activities.

She spends her off time exploring the amazing city of Milwaukee with her dog Cheddar.  Days are spent between dog parks and farmer markets; they are also, of course, both avid packer fans…Go Pack Go!

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