Other Awards and Honors

Wisconsin Capitol Pride and Outreach Pride

Connie and James are strong supporters of Marriage Equality for their LGBT sisters and brothers. They have officiated Commitment Ceremonies for gay and lesbian couples since 1997. In 2009, Wisconsin Capitol Pride asked Connie to be one of several officiants for a Commitment Ceremony in the Capitol for which James wrote the ceremony. WI Capitol Pride asked Connie and James to co-officiate their 2011, 2012 and 2013 Commitment Ceremonies as part of Gay Pride Week. Outreach Inc. sponsored the 2014 Pride Commitment Ceremony and they too asked Connie and James to officiate. They are and have been committed to equal rights for all people, straight and gay, to marry.

 

Wedding Industry Experts

Wedding Industry Experts named Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants to its Industry Peers 2014 Honor Roll.

Connie received the Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Award as Most Popular Individual Wedding Officiant in the State of Wisconsin. She was second runner-up for Most Popular Individual Wedding Officiant in the United States!

Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants received the Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Award as the Most Popular Wedding Officiant Service in the State of Wisconsin AND the Most Popular Wedding Officiant Service in the United States!

 

The Knot and Wedding Wire

Connie and James and Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants consistently receive The Knot’s Best Wedding Officiants Pick and the Wedding Wire Bride’s (now Couple’s) Choice Award. All testimonials on their web page come from The Knot.

Reviews

To read all of their reviews on The Knot, connect here; and on the Wedding Wire, connect here.

 

National Association of Wedding Professionals

Connie and James served on the Board of Directors of the Madison Chapter of the National Association of Wedding Professionals (NAWP) from 2011-13. The NAWP honored them with its Industry Service Award in 2012 and 2013.

 

Media

NBC15 asked James to write and officiate the wedding ceremony for its Married in the Morning Wedding Show Special. FOX47 included Connie and James and Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants in its Ultimate Bridal Survival Guide Mini Series. In addition, James contributed a two part series for Pridezillas.com on what every LGBT couple needs to know about Commitment and Wedding Ceremonies.