Officiant & Non-Denominational Minister
Rev. Russ is retiring as of January 1st, 2024.
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I have been performing ceremonies for over 25 years. I have been told, repeatedly, that I am a calming influence during what can be a very hectic day. Your ceremony will be unique, based upon your liked and dislikes, your personalities, and inclusive of your family.
Wedding? Commitment ceremony? Renewing your vows? Handfasting? Spiritual joining? Baptism? Funeral? Mixed religion or civil ceremony? Interfaith?
Same sex (LGBTQ+), Polyamorous? No problem! I have always just seen people in love.
Micro-ceremonies are also very doable. (By Wisconsin law you need two witnesses. So You two, me, and 2 more is all you really need)
Video streaming available for those guests who couldn't make the trip to the ceremony.
Theme weddings (Scottish, Celtic, Star Trek, Goth, or your own blend)
Pricing: ceremonies starting at $450 (Active military and LEO/First Responder discounts)
Russell "Rev. Russ" Witte-Dycus
Call Tel:(262) 853-3099 Text:(262) 853-3099
I have stepped into the audio world. I have a wireless microphone setup and I bought, what turned out to be, a large stand mounted speaker.
I can arrange a Zoom meeting to stream your ceremony
I can and will help you create that meaningful ceremony that expresses who you are as a couple and as individuals, I am very tolerant of all religious and spiritual beliefs, and therefore can create a memorable ceremony that reflects your personal religious choices, beliefs, and values. Civil ceremonies as well are no problem.
With Wisconsin and Illinois finally legalizing same sex marriage, I am ready to service the LGBTQ+ community with the same personal attention and concern.
Personalized ceremonies are our specialty; however standard marriage services are available as well. Either quick and simple or embellished with traditions, pomp and circumstance, you end up with a 'life ceremony done your way.'
Additional services: Baptisms, Christenings, naming ceremonies, and funerals.
I was recently asked "How am I different?" This was my answer:
I custom design the ceremony for each couple by talking with them about their relationship.
I have a wonderful baritone voice, a sense of humor, and I truly enjoy doing weddings.
I can be as religious as you want, but I'm not going to insist that your ceremony be more religious than you want.
My couples tell me that I put them at ease. Your wedding day can be stressful with all the details, expectations, and you having to be the center of attention.
Please let me help you enjoy your day with the least amount of hassle and stress possible.
Lastly, I only perform one ceremony a day, it reduces everyone's stress.