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You shouldn't have to settle for a 'cookie cutter' wedding ceremony; your ceremony should be as unique as the two of you and as special as the love you share. We'll work with you to create that perfect ceremony whether it's religious, non-religious, wacky, traditional or something in between.
Our packages include virtually everything you'll need for the perfect wedding day such as a custom ceremony, pre-wedding planning assistance, and a rehearsal the day before. When you choose to book You Had Me At I Do, we take care of everything for your ceremony!
No matter where you choose to tie the knot, we'll be there! Our officiants have performed wedding ceremonies virtually anywhere you can imagine. It doesn't matter where you choose to get married when you choose to have You Had Me At I Do marry you!
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Reverend Chris is the Founder and Owner of You Had Me At I Do and our parent company, Edge DJ Entertainment. He is a Wisconsin native and lives in the Madison area with his wife and three children. He is involved in several fraternal organizations and charities and also volunteers for Junior Achievement.

Rev. Chris never set out to become a Wedding Officiant. He started Edge DJ Entertainment in the early 1990s, providing mobile disk jockey services for dances, parties, and weddings as a 'side job' of sorts. For Chris, deejaying was a great way to have a ton of fun while making a few extra bucks. His 'side business' quickly grew from a hobby into a full-fledged, award winning mobile entertainment company.

In the early 2000s, one of Chris' wedding DJ couples shared with him that they were having a very difficult time finding an Officiant to deliver the wacky, fun, personalized ceremony that they wanted. Neither their family minister nor the other Officiants they'd found were willing to cast tradition and 'standards' aside to give the couple their perfect ceremony.

As far as Chris was concerned, this was absolutely unacceptable. He felt that no couple should ever have to 'settle' for anything on their wedding day - especially their ceremony. A couple's wedding day should be absolutely perfect, exactly as they'd like it, no matter what "it" is.

After doing a bit of research, DJ Chris found a way to become Rev. Chris and gave the couple the ceremony of their dreams. It wasn't meant to be a career - only the fulfilling of one couple's request. A few of the guests in attendance loved the ceremony and work that Rev. Chris did, however, and asked him to be their Officiant. More guests at those weddings also wanted Rev. Chris to do theirs and it grew from there.

So many couples wished to have Rev. Chris officiate for them that he had to bring an additional Officiant, Rev. Dave, just to help keep up with all the requests and all the new clients. Both Officiants were hand picked by Rev. Chris because each has that 'special something' it takes to be an incredible Officiant.

Chris still deejays weddings, with many couples requesting his services as both DJ and Officiant and he is happy to oblige. His goal is simple - to give his clients their perfect wedding day, whatever that may be.

As Rev. Chris says, "you've been dreaming of your wedding day your entire life. We'll make those dreams come true."

To contact Rev. Chris directly, e-mail chris@youhadmeatido.com, call the office at
608-318-3541, or call his cell at 608-225-2269.


Reverend Larry was born in Texas but raised in North Central WI. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Education and taught music in grades K – 12. He is married and has 3 grown children, one of whom is You Had Me At I Do's owner and founder Rev. Chris.

He utilized his communication skills to become an award winning medical supply salesman and was in sales for over 40 years before becoming a personal banker where he once again received numerous awards for his communication and people skills.

Rev. Larry retired in 2009. Rev. Chris knew that Rev. Larry was looking for something meaningful and fun to do during his retirement. Being such an incredible communicator and public speaker. Rev. Chris knew that Rev. Larry would make an incredible Officiant and brought him in to the family business.

Rev Larry strives to make your wedding as perfect as you want it to be and will perform your ceremony wherever you would like to have it.

He has performed over 100 weddings in parks, on golf courses, in chapels, in back yards, at resorts and more.

He has the experience, knowledge and ability to make your wedding uniquely yours, regardless of your religious affiliation, or even if you have no religious affiliation.

Together with Rev. Dave and Rev. Chris, Rev. Larry is ready to make your wedding absolutely perfect!

To contact Rev. Larry directly, e-mail revlarry@youhadmeatido.com or call the office at 608-318-3541.


As with all three of our Officiants, Reverend Dave didn't set out to become an Officiant. His son Bryan asked him to perform his wedding ceremony. Being new to Officiating, he reached out to his friend and You Had Me At I Do's owner Rev. Chris for help.

Beyond helping Dave become an Officiant for his son's wedding, Rev. Chris saw that Dave would be an incredible Officiant. Rev. Dave fell in love with the idea of Officiating, helping couples celebrate the biggest day of their lives. He is committed to giving his couples the ceremony of their dreams!

Chris asked him to become a permanent part of the You Had Me At I Do team and the rest is, as they say, history! Rev. Dave has been a much loved member of the team ever since.

Dave is involved in several Fraternal and community based organizations where he developed his public speaking skills.

His greatest love is helping kids with special needs by being a Zor Shriner, and driving kids to Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago as he is able.

Rev. Dave has been married to Tammy for 25 years and they have a son, Bryan. They reside in Columbus. His 'real' job is working at a nationally known, steel building manufacturer for the past 19 years.

When he's not busy helping couples say 'I Do', Dave and and his wife Tammy like to golf and spend time at their Florida retreat as much as possible.

Together with Rev. Larry and Rev. Chris, Rev. Dave is ready to make your wedding absolutely perfect!

To contact Rev. Dave directly, e-mail dave@youhadmeatido.com, call the office at 608-318-3541, or call Rev. Dave's cell at 608-225-3631