Wisconsin Bride Magazine added the Officiant category for its 2011 Best of Weddings Award. The first winners of this prestigious award were Connie and James and Happily Ever After Wedding Officiants. They won again in 2012, 2013 and 2014 so they are the only Officiants to have ever won this honor! They are, indeed, Wisconsin's Best Wedding Officiants year in and year out! Below are the testimonials that appeared in Wisconsin Bride Magazine for each Award.


2011 “Wisconsin Bride Magazine” Best Officiants

"(Matt and I) chose Happily Ever After because Connie and Jim are down-to-earth people who understand exactly what we were looking for in our wedding ceremony. They allowed us to be a part of the process, explaining all of the details. I remember the first time that I met with Connie and Jim – our meeting was full of laughter and relief. I was so happy to find officiants like them who saw what our vision was and made us feel comfortable."

Cori and Matt, April 30, 2011: Pres House


2012 "Wisconsin Bride Magazine" Best Officiants

"I chose Happily Ever After because when I first came across their website, I noticed that Jim and Connie Engmann welcome diversity. Both my husband and I are from Taiwan and we were unsure as to ‘how' to get married here. But Jim are from Taiwan and we were unsure as made it really easy for us by letting us know what to do and when to do what, with great patience. On our wedding day, everything went perfectly because they made sure everything was in place."

Brandi and David, September 18: 2011, Epic


2013 "Wisconsin Bride Magazine" Best Officiants

"They easily made the ceremony completely customized for us without making it overwhelming. How many other people had a Lego-theme interwoven into their ceremony, with reading from Calvin and Hobbes and Winnie the Pooh? Rev. Connie Engmann and Rev. James Engmann were both great to work with and gave us a lot of direction in writing our own ceremony."

Kelly and Mark, March 30, 2012: Lake Windsor Golf Club


2014 “Wisconsin Bride Magazine” Best Officiants

“[Officiants] Connie and James Engmann were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout our entire wedding planning process. During our first meeting, they said something that rang true for us: ‘You’re already married; this ceremony is just a way to make it official.’ We would recommend Connie and James in a heartbeat to anyone. They were an essential piece to our wedding, and we couldn’t have done it without them.”

Allison and Scott, October 19, 2013: Union South