Celebrating with two people the birth of their marriage is an important time to express what the foundational elements of their lives together will involve. Andrea works with the couple to create a personal and meaningful service.
Contact Andrea as soon as you know your date!
If the date is open, she will send you financial information and a sample wedding. Once a deposit is received, a large packet of possible options will be sent. Andrea will work with you to make your wedding service very special.
Where to obtain marriage licenses:
Beautiful wedding locations where I have officiated:
Five Flags Center
405 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 589-4254 www.fiveflagscenter.com
200 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(563) 556-4200 www.hoteljuliendubuque.com
Grand River Center
500 Bell Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Four Mounds Inn and Conference Center
4900 Peru Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(563) 557-7292 www.fourmounds.org
Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
3800 Arboretum Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Mandolin Inn Bed and Breakfast
199 Loras Boulevard, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(563) 556-0069 www.mandolininn.com
Park Farm Winery
15159 Thielen Road, Bankston, Iowa 52039
(563) 557-3727 www.parkfarmwinery.com
L. May Eatery
1072 N. Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Stone Cliff Winery
600 Star Brewery Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
(563) 583-6100 www.stonecliffwinery.com
Port of Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Eagle Point Park
2601 Shiras Ave, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Clarke University Atrium
1550 Clarke Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
Bellevue State Park
24668 Highway 52, Bellevue, Iowa 52031
(563) 872-4019 1-877-427-2757 Bellevue@dnr.iowa.gov
Private homes in Dubuque and Maquokata
Eagle Ridge Resort
444 Eagle Ridge Drive, Galena, Illinois 61036
815-777-5000 800-892-2269 www.eagleridge.com
Galena Territories homes
2000 Territory Drive, Galena, Illinois 61036
504 South Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036-2126
(815) 777-1177 www.linmargardens.com
8700 West Chestnut Road, Galena, Illinois 61036
Galena Cellars Vineyard
4826 North Ford Road, Galena, Illinois 61036
LeFevre Inn & Resort
9917 West Deininger Lane, Galena, Illinois 61036
11383 W. Highway 20, Galena, Illinois 61036
From David and Roxanna:
The stress of a wedding is inevitable, but luckily my husband and I were fortunate enough to have Andrea help us through the process. From our first meeting, to the rehearsal, and up to the day of the wedding, words cannot describe how helpful Andrea was. Just prior to the walking down the aisle Andrea pulled me aside to see how I was doing (I was becoming quite anxious) and that eased my nerves. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful! David and I were also impressed with her homily which was created just for our occasion. If you want your day to be something to be cherished then Andrea will definitely do everything she can to make your day special.
From Dan and Jess:
"Thank you so much for creating such a memorable ceremony for us at Eagle Ridge. From the first time we met with you for lunch, we both knew you would make a perfect officiant for our wedding. It was such a pleasure talking with you about our relationship and hearing the personal touches you added into the homily at the ceremony. Many of our guests also commented on your beautiful ceremony and the way you conducted yourself. So thank you for going above and beyond for us. We really appreciate it!"
From Laura and Bob:
"We consider ourselves very fortunate (and definitely gratified!) to find Andrea. Luckily, she was listed as an officiant in one internet search result – so it’s wonderful Andrea has a website now! Andrea was perfect for us. Because she is so astute, adaptable, and inventive, Andrea contributed not only to creating the ceremony that we wanted, but she also provided valuable advice concerning our non-traditional family arrangements."
From Amber and Zach:
"From the first time we met with Andrea, we knew she was a perfect fit for our wedding. She seemed to understand what was important to us and made us feel completely at ease. We were planning a wedding in Iowa from Milwaukee, WI and she made it convenient and simple. Our ceremony was nothing short of amazing...to this day, we continue to get compliments on how spiritual and personal our wedding ceremony was. Andrea, we were truly blessed to have you be part of our special day!"
From Jim and Gary:
"Most weddings are wonderful of course, but ours was extraordinary
because Andrea enhanced every aspect of it. Prior to the wedding she
offered great insights into what we could include in our ceremony.
Then, on the day of the wedding, she not only accommodated our novel
time and location, but she orchestrated a ceremony that perfectly
blended solemnity and warmth with joyfulness and humor. In those few
moments she made everyone feel welcome and made two families one."
Thanks again for making our great day even better.
From Mark and Kate:
“From our first meeting with Andrea we were invited by her blend of warmth and confident leadership. She created a space that was safe and intimate where we approached our marriage feeling supported, knowing she carried our best interests at heart. The wedding ceremony she created was personal, and for that we thank her.”
From Dawn and Joe:
"Andrea was wonderful to work with! Second marriages with seven grown children can be complicated. She guided us in creating a meaningful and respectful program for all that attended. The day was seamless. So many guests commented on the ceremony, and enjoyed her company at dinner. In all of our pictures she is smiling. It meant so much to have everyone enjoy witnessing our committment!"
From Cassie and Kurt:
Andrea was a pleasure to work with. My husband and I were planning a wedding in Iowa from North Carolina and she made the process very simple. We loved that we could personalize our ceremony to our needs."
From Robert and Alyssa
Simply put, Andrea gave us the wedding ceremony of our dreams. Having never met her in person until the day prior to our wedding, we didn't know what to expect. Because we didn't know Andrea personally, we were slightly nervous our ceremony would seem generic or impersonal, but that was not the case at all. We wrote our own vows and Andrea had us seperately fill out information about our relationship. The whole thing came together beautifully and just felt like "us". The memories of the laughter and tears we shared during our ceremony will last us a lifetime. So many of our guests told us it was the best, most heartfelt ceremony they had ever attended. Many people asked us if Andrea had known us for our whole lives! Three months later, we still talk about how wonderful our ceremony was. We could not have been happier. It was the perfect balance of love and faith. Thank you, Andrea, for blessing us with your talents. You truly made our day special, unforgettable, and in our eyes, nothing short of magical. With Gratitude, Robert and Alyssa Burnett
From Scott and Emily
Andrea did a wonderful job tailoring our wedding ceremony to center around our core beliefs and values as a couple. The homily was personalized and sincere. Andrea was professional, timely and demonstrated great care and concern for everyone during the rehearsal and on our wedding day. We would highly recommend her services.
From Joel and Heidi
"We were so lucky to have Andrea be apart of our day! She was easy to work with and she helped make our day as beautiful and personal as we could have ever imagined."
From Mark and John
What a wonderful day! What a wonderful experience! We were very fortunate to find Andrea. We requested Andrea's services to perform our wedding via a few simple email interchanges, not anticipating what a lovely lady she is! With her guidance and direction, from location for the ceremony all the way to our reception lunch, she was right on cue! With just days to put things into place, she put together the most beautiful ceremony, that spoke from our hearts; her insightful grasp of who we are was so fully spoken in the words she wrote for us. We are ever thankful for the extra warmth, endearing personality and beauty she possesses deep in her heart. We will forever be grateful! Love, from us to you, Andrea!