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RevJeffNJ

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  • 14 years in business
  • 221 hires on Thumbtack
  • Trenton, NJ 08619

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Rev. Jeff was our officiant for our wedding on 9/27/14. I spoke with him on the phone as well as met in person to go over the ceremony and all the details involved. Rev. Jeff was professional, personable and affordable! He spoke clearly and loudly do our guests could hear and I would absolutely recommend him to brides that are looking for an officiant.

  • 38 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • East Northport, NY 11731

Catalina C.

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Father Callaham officiated my catholic wedding last December. He did a wonderful job and I would recommend him to anyone. He made our wedding so simple classy sophisticated. He did the ceremony in both English and Spanish, even though he's not native Spanish speaker, he does it very well, very clearly. First, we spoke with him a couple of times over the phone and then we met in person. He wanted us to discuss with him how exactly was the wedding we dreamt of. He's a good listener and kept into account every detail we told him. He even gave us very good ideas of things that we weren't even thinking about, gave us a wide selection of beautiful and appropriate readings including from the Bible. I wouldn't think twice if I had to recommend father Callaham to anyone , very professional and also punctual! he arrive to the venue an hour earlier!! Just the best officiant! :)

  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11222

Christina D.

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We could not have been more happy to have Cindy as our officiant for our wedding. She was professional, always responded in a timely fashion, sincere, and very patient. She worked with us to put together the perfect ceremony. She offered suggestions, which really helped to make the event go as smooth as possible. She also wrote her own beautiful piece which really touched our hearts. Just having gotten married herself, she can offer valuable insight in to your special day. She is genuinely a nice person and will do everything she can to make you happy with her services. I would recommend Happily Ever Blissful to any friend or family member. Thank you so much Cindy!

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  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Teaneck, NJ 07666

Ria F.

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Mary Carroll oficiated a wedding of a friend in a house in Cortland Manor in a ceremony that took about 20 minutes. I was quite impressed with her for the beautiful ceremony. She listened to what the couple wanted, and incorporated spiritual readings that reflected what my friends believed in. I was especially impressed with the reading she made that combined Christian and Buddhist poems. She had some problem finding the house and got a little lost but I think it might have been because my friend's house is difficult to find! I would not take a star just because of that. Thank you Mary for a wonderful ceremony. It made the night even more memorable.

  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10009

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Rev Francesca was the officiant for our wedding this passed January. She was not only helpful, but: knowledgeable, she arrived early, she is a true professional, courteous to guests, has excellent presentation skills, clear & loud voice. The ceremony was sweet and smooth! Rev Francesca started our special day with warmth and a positive spirit. My wife and I gladly recommend her valuable services to anyone in need. All the best, D. Jones

  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10011

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While researching wedding officiants, we were unsure between the common options of a “standard” ceremony versus a “customized” ceremony. The prior sounded too plain but we were also not the type of couple who needed to provide input on every word of our ceremony. We met with Peter for a consultation about a month before our wedding and got the impression that he could do as little or as much as we needed, which was the right fit for our situation. He also seemed polite, professional, and experienced. After we hired him, we received his draft within a week. To our relief and surprise, it was nothing like anything we’ve heard before and yet we also didn’t have to spend much of our own time modifying it to suit our liking. Peter was open to and quick in making the minor edits we did have. On the day of, he was punctual, prepared, and again polite and professional. He was definitely one vendor we did not have to worry about throughout the planning process. We are happy with our choice and would recommend him to others, especially couples who want something special but don’t feel the need to write every word themselves and want to trust the officiant to do that on the first try.

  • 8 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Middletown, NJ 07748

Lauren J.

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Rev. Ryan was amazing to work with! From our first video chat meeting to our actual wedding day she was great. We emailed back and forth all our questions and needs and she always responded quickly with the answers we needed. She was patient with us in our decision making process when it came to our ceremony, answered any and all questions we had, and provided us with ideas and suggestions that helped make our day even better. She never pushed us in any one direction and helped us in further developing our own ideas and plans. She arrived prompt and early to our ceremony like she said she would. I could not have asked for a better wedding officiant, I highly recommend her.

  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
  • Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

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Reverend Avila was wonderful. She was very responsive and helped us to make personalize our ceremony. She included an acknowledgement to our children which was very important to us. She even helped us add a hand fasting ritual to our ceremony which also made it extra special. She was very flexible and accommodated our change in ceremony venue on the day of the wedding due to inclement weather. She is extremely professional and I would recommend her to all. Thank you Reverend Avila!  Wedding: 05/25/2013

  • 14 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Ian M.

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Reverend Armstrong was excellent. He is obviously passionate about what he does, and was with us throughout the entire process. Laid back, he is also very professional and he helped make our ceremony as beautiful as possible. We are not particularly religious, and his flexibility about this allowed us to mix certain traditional elements with our own touch. We greatly appreciate reverend Armstrong's service, and would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone in need of a wedding officiant.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • East Meadow, NY 11554

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Rev Johnny Erato was great! He answered all my questions. He always got back to me right away. He was funny and the perfect officiant for my wedding.

  • 10 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Monroe Township, NJ 08831

Catriona M.

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It was an absolute pleasure to have Deborah officiate our wedding. From our initial correspondence with Deborah from our home in the Shetland Islands to meeting with her in Manhattan, Deborah was professional, knowledgeable and flexible in helping us to organise a wedding within 2 weeks of our trip to NYC. On the day of the ceremony Deborah was thoughtful, calm and considerate. We cannot recommend Deborah highly enough - she was fabulous. Catriona & Kevin from Scotland married 23/12/2014 in Grand Central Station, NYC.

  • 19 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11238

Daniel R.

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Nathaniel was awesome. Had a reasonable price range and was completely open for opinions while getting the ceremony together. Even though we challenged him a bit because the ceremony was in Spanish and he isn't fluent in it he pulled through and did a great job with his Spanish. As people know sometimes to communicate with a professional it gets a bit irritating but it wasn't like that in this case. He maintained in contact with me through out the whole time from when we first spoke till our hand shake goodbye. Both via email and phone. Also lets not say he is very patent the wedding ceremony originally was for 7pm he was at the location 30 minutes prior and the initial ceremony did not begin till almost 9 pm due to complications.Personally I would refer him too any other friends that decide to get married in the near future. With that said thank you Nate for your service to make the ceremony possible.

  • 7 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Newark, NJ 07104

Jessica M.

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I was very skeptical to use thumbtack only because i have never heard of it before. I almost gave up looking for an offiant until Khalifah came by. When we talked we were on the phone for more than a half hour talking like old friends. She met with analky and i and we fell in love with her. She made us feel so comfortable . She wasnt only there to get paid it was much more. She loves what she does and you can tell. She had so many ideas and was in constant contact with me. We were dead set on not saying our own vows but she helped us so much and gave us the courage to say what we feel for one another. She remembered little details about analky and i and incorporated it into our wedding. I told her i wanted it serious/romantic but with some funny parts.. and she delivered. I had guests tell me they have never been to a wedding where they cried and laughed at the same time. It was perfect. She was the final touch to our wedding. She wasnt someone we hired but more like family. We got married oct 15,2015. A day i will never forget. Trust me everyone you will not regret her services. She also helps you after with the paper work. Thank you khalifah ... analky and i are so happy with the way things came out!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bayonne, NJ 07002

Aimee L.

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Cathy was amazing from the beginning. She was very responsive and very very sweet. Her professionalism was out of the ball park. She wrote out a customized speech and added tidbits of her own wording so that it can be unique to the bride and groom, which I loved!! Over all I recommend her services. She was sweet, punctual and was very patient. She also took her time t o follow up on me. Thank you cathy!!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Linden, NJ 07036

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When we met Rev Martha, she treated us friends she had known forever. She performed a beautiful wedding ceremony for us exactly as we wanted. Our wedding was small and very special. She took the time to listen to us and help us to create a ceremony unique to our needs. Our wedding was two years ago and I still thank Rev Martha for helping us to make it happen. She helped with other aspects of the wedding planning. She kept in touch with us and even helped out with our baby shower. You would be very wise to ask Rev. Martha to perform your ceremony. She will go beyond your expectations and create a very special day with beautiful memories.

  • 31 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Wantagh, NY 11793

Louanna S.

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Words cannot describe how honored my husband and I are to have had Pastor Jim Barnum conducted our Wedding ceremony on June 20th 2015........He has capture the hearts and the hearts of our family and friends......my husband hasting and myself owe the excellent outcome to him......he was very articulate, funny and he made every single reading understandable and meaning full........ We thank him we thank him we thank him for be his loving, kind and honest self.......there is not enough thanks in the world to express how my husband and I truly feel.......so thank God for blessing us with him and his presence head helped taken the load off......God bless you Pastor Jim Barnum from our family and friends and with more of gods blessings we will be seeing you soon.......We are proud to stand up and recommend Pastor Jim Barnum to every couple who is planning there nuptials, you both will not regret it......so with a thankful heart again we'd humbly like to say thank you and may God continue to bless you with life's most richest blessings.......Hasting and Louanna Stainrod.......June 20th 2015......xoxoxoxo

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Baldwin, NY 11510

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I am a wedding officiant and minister. I am registered in NYC as a marriage officiant. I perform religious ceremonies, interfaith ceremonies, non-faith ceremonies, civil ceremonies, same-sex ceremonies, second marriages, and renewal of vows. I am available to perform everything from intimate ceremonies to big, lavish weddings. I am very professional, experienced, friendly, dependable, and extremely punctual.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10001

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When Ena and I married, we didn't want a religious ceremony. We also didn't want a lot of guests or the hassle associated with wasteful wedding planning. (Besides, whose got the money?) Nevertheless, we wanted "our day" to be symbolically significant and special. How would we acknowledge the real love we discovered and now share? When our special day arrived, we decided to marry in the building where it all started for us - the 92/y. I still remember the day, I asked Ena out - we were standing in the back row of the concert hall when I asked her to go see The Kills with me. Now, three years later, Ena and I are still listening (and making...) beautiful music together. At our "ceremony," we had no guests, our only witnesses were our matchmaker, Nancy, an Asst. House Mgr. of the 92/y, and, of course, Jimmy's charming wife (and Ena's good friend), Chili. Jimmy Low handled our ceremony with the perfect balance of professionalism and poised personality. Even though we had no guests (or even pre-prepared wedding vows!) Jimmy created a meaningful moment for us (he even took the time to create a "wedding invitation" keepsake card, with words from his oration printed inside.) Our day was perfect! Thank you Jimmy for being a fantastic wedding officiant. (And thank you Chili for the terrific photos!)

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Brooklyn, NY 11229

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My Background I'm an interfaith/nondenominational minister who officiates beautiful weddings (of any kind and civil unions in NJ) to your exact specifications. I'm also a registered wedding officiant with the office of the city clerk of the City of New York, which permits me to perform weddings in NYC, as well as the rest of the state. Where I Officiate I usually work in the NY Tri-State area -- NY, NJ, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, Southern CT. In warmer weather, I'm also happy to officiate weddings in Bucks County, PA (New Hope and environs), as well as Lambertville (Hunterdon County, NJ). Getting in Touch - Best to Phone If you are interested in my services, it's best to phone me at the number indicated above, rather than contacting me via e-mail. I don't have a fancy cell that picks up e-mail so I may be able to offer you more of what you're seeking than another minister, but you may not know unless you call. I'm really quite friendly, and I will wish you well no matter what decision you make regarding your officiant. Speaking with me allows me to get an accurate idea of what you're seeking and permits you to hear my voice (important). You would/should not want an officiant whose voice isn't pleasant! It would be like a bad but funny scene from a Woody Allen movie, and that's not what you're aiming for at your wedding! Please, I entertain serious inquiries only! For wedding planners, I'm happy to speak with you but after establishing the date and venue, it's best that I speak with the couple to establish a rapport and discuss all other important details. Types of Ceremonies I Officiate I perform elegant traditional, interfaith, same-sex weddings or civil unions (in NJ), Justice of the Peace type of ceremonies, elopements, renewal of vows, second marriages (for those whose faith of origin does not permit them), and intercultural (where I seamlessly blend the two cultures of each member of the couple so that each family is represented with eloquence and dignity). Your ceremony will be as long or as short as you desire! Languages in Which I can Officiate I can also officiate in Spanish and French, as desired, as well as English. Writing Custom Ceremonies and Researching Literature (Poetry, Prose and Spiritual Writings) to Include I write exquisite custom ceremonies at your request, of course. I am well versed in beautiful literature whether prose, poetry or spiritual (bible or others), that I can include in your ceremony, also at your request. I'm also a semi-retired librarian, teacher and academician, as well as a professional writer/editor. These skills permit me to help you write your own vows, include children from previous relationships in beautiful, creative and meaningful ways, etc. I'm delighted to include relatives and close friends for readings of poetry or spiritual passages of any kind; sometimes this lends a very personal and meaningful touch! Smaller Rituals to Include in Ceremonies Within my ceremonies, I can (optionally) perform lovely smaller rituals that offer unique touches such as a unity candle ceremony (once exclusive to Catholic weddings but now a favorite of all religions), as well as sand ceremonies (similar but colored sand is used and favored by many Middle Eastern couples), honey and wine ceremonies, and a beautiful, sentimental rose ceremony (for those couples for whom roses hold special significance). Couple's Meeting An initial couple's meeting (I encourage both partners to attend), usually takes place in a restaurant to allow us to become acquainted in a relaxed setting and review ceremonies that I've prepared. I usually bring two or three (one copy for each of us) depending on what the couple has described to me regarding their preferences, when we've spoken. I hand out pens, and we review them, and decide which aspects of each are meaningful to you, and the result (usually) is a fourth ceremony that is a compilation of the original two or three. It's like writing a term paper prior to computers and MS Word. Again, please call, so you have the chance to describe to me exactly what you want, and ask for details before deciding upon another officiant. I may be the right person to perform your wedding! Getting in Touch My phone number is listed above. Please feel free to leave a message (if I'm not immediately available, I will return your call as soon as possible!). Please speak slowly and clearly, and indicate if it's regarding a wedding (mention Thumbtack), as well as leave a return number where I can reach you, and the time and day you've phoned. I am always looking forward to speaking with you and wishing you well. I look forward to speaking with you and making your wedding day a day for you to treasure always.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • New York, NY 10002

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Ordained with Open Ministry, a non-denominational ministry located in San Diego, California, where he lived for 11 years, and a NYC registered wedding officiant, Minister Michael has brought his talents back home to New York, so that all weddings can be conducted without prejudice. Registered NYC wedding Officiant. Can perform weddings in ALL states. Minister Michael is not a member of any particular religious organization, so yes, he will marry you. If you want an intimate, large, military, not of the same faith, confidential celebrity, or short notice, regardless of your situation, the answer is still yes, he will marry you. This is what sets Minister Michael apart from other ministers. Minister Michael is charming, easygoing, a people person, and experienced officiant. Since his ministry is non-denominational, his doors are open to all, regardless of faith or sexual orientation. Every couple is treated like they are a part of the family. Other ministries may offer similar services, but our services come with a personal touch, above and beyond.

  • Monroe Township, NJ 08831

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Captain C.W. is a licensed ship's captain in the New York harbor, and is a registered minister authorized to perform weddings in NY and NJ. Your guests will love the nautical feel of having a true ship's captain perform your wedding service. He is a member of the American Association of Wedding Officiants! Let an authentic ship's captain officiate your wedding!

  • 10 years in business
  • Kew Gardens, NY 11415

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We would just like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Judie and Liam for helping to make our wedding day so special! Judie was absolutely fantastic from our first contact until we said our "I Do's". Being a couple planning our elopement from thousands of miles away Judie was so helpful when it came to providing us with a wealth of information to assist us with our organising. Judie was very quick to get back to my emails and very graciously answered all our questions! It was so stress free! We chose a short ceremony with some pre-selected vows and a section of our own vows, Judie's words to welcome our guests and to start the ceremony before we exchanged our vows were beautiful and captured us exactly! The whole ceremony exactly what we wanted and even more than we could have ever imagined! Thank you! As per her promise (which is also on their website) Judie submitted our wedding documents promptly to City Hall and we received our official certificate in Australia a very short couple of weeks later! Again a stress free process! As a very special wedding gift from some friends we were very grateful to have some moments captured by Liam and the pictures are AMAZING! We look at them and we get transported back to those very moments in time! We had a such a blast in the streets of Soho with Liam, he was very relaxed and was more than happy for us to suggest places we might like to have some photos taken. Both Judie and Liam were great to work! We would both highly recommend you to anyone who is considering Eloping in NYC!

  • Neptune, NJ 07753

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Relax and let the professionals handle it! Be stress free and happy. I am a professional bridal consultant and wedding officiant. I am a proud member of the Association of Bridal Consultants. We do birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, family reunions, and any event. If you can dream it, we will design it!

  • North Haledon, NJ 07508

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You've said, "I will!" Now, how will you say, "I do"? With style, personality and humor. You aren't boring and predictable; why should your wedding be that way? Together, we'll write a fantastic ceremony for your wedding or civil union; we'll include your family, friends and pets if you'd like. We'll talk about your history and your future. And together, we'll create a ceremony that no one will forget.

  • Montclair, NJ 07043

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Laughter, sentiment, and celebration should all be a part of the most important words you will ever say, and I know how to work with you and guide you, so that your ceremony tells your story with words you will treasure for the rest of your lives. As one of America's best-known storytellers, I use my skills to make your guests listen to the vows you are making, so that they remember your ceremony as the heart of the evening, and a true reflection of who you are as individuals and as a couple. "Gerald can absolutely make your ceremony special, unique and beautiful. "My husband just peered over my shoulder, and said "Make sure you tell them Gerald is awesome." Gerald is awesome, and we will always be grateful for making our wedding such a special day." - Sonia and Brian Conway "We wanted the type of ceremony where people were not bored, and where they sat on the edge of their seats waiting for more. Gerry gave us the perfect ceremony. It was funny, animated, and at the same time, sentimental. We could never have done it ourselves. Not only did Gerry tell our story, but he expanded on it, and made it a story that everyone wanted to hear. It was perfect!" - Jeff Smith and Tammy Probst We offer awesome wedding ceremonies to always remember.

  • Morganville, NJ 07751

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We provide a beautiful custom ceremony that is both personal and affordable. There are many additional features that can be added in to make your ceremony exactly like you've always wanted!

  • New York, NY 10024

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I am a NYC interfaith minister who creates original, customized or simple marriage or renewal ceremonies in Central Park and Manhattan. I am a bilingual and multicultural specialist. I also officiate same-sex marriages. Contact us to book a free Skype interview.

  • Keyport, NJ 07735

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I am a full-service wedding officiant who performs custom weddings all over NJ. I give the professional, yet personal touch to each wedding.

  • 31 years in business
  • Wayne, NJ 07470

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Beautifully customized wedding ceremonies are provided by a highly experienced officiant. Religious, spiritual, civil, contemporary or alternative, we do them all. We are non-denominational and not-for-profit, serving the NY/NJ area. We're a cut above! Interfaith same-sex or complicated marriages are a specialty! Civil unions too! We guarantee your satisfaction! Call me, Chaplain Bob Nulman, and let's discuss your ceremony. You won't be disappointed. Even if you are just shopping around, give me a call for wedding ceremony advice. There's no obligation. My services are guaranteed!

  • Sunnyside, NY 11104

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I offer unique and personalized ceremonies, for the urban dweller. You may want a spiritual or religious ceremony, or choose to have a civil or non-religious service. The aim is to provide traditional and non-traditional services, including interfaith, civil weddings, as well as reaffirmation of vows, to meet your unique needs, plus, baby/child blessings, memorials and spiritual counseling. I offer: * travel in the NYC area * reasonable fees (travel fees are dependent on location) * sensitive and caring minister Rev. Sandra Lee Schubert was ordained as an Interfaith minister in New York City, June, 1994. She has been the leader of the healing minister at the great Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

  • New York, NY 10040

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****Now proudly serving the LGBTQ community****** Are you getting married? Congrats on your engagement. This is more than likely the biggest moment of you life and there is sure to be lots of planning involved. Whether you are doing it all yourself or hiring a planner, I'm sure you want the wedding of your dreams and will pay close attention to detail. Let me help you make your dreams come true with a wedding ceremony that's personalized just for you. Whether you want a religious, non-religious, spiritual, same-sex or a civil ceremony, I can help you with the perfect ceremony. I take pride in making my couples' dreams come true. Your ceremony will be a true representation of you as a couple. You can also chose to have loved ones participate by offering readings, etc. Together, we will make it perfect. If you have already begun your planning, then I am sure you know most priests, pastors, ministers, etc. will only marry you in their house of worship; but maybe you always dreamed of saying you I Do's in a special place. Maybe you want to have your ceremony in a park, under a bridge, or somewhere else that has a special meaning for you and your future husband or wife. Let me help you make that dream come true. I am an interfaith minister, licensed by the City of New York to officiate weddings. We can meet in person or have a consultation over the phone; either way, I'd like to get to know the couple so I can personalize the ceremony and once its finalized, I'll ask you to review it for any changes you might want to make. I travel all over NYC and am based in Manhattan.

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We create custom, creative, unique and original wedding ceremonies that celebrate you! Eclectic Unions is dedicated to creating unique and beautiful wedding ceremonies. Your wedding ceremony is the essential element, the highlight of your wedding ceremony, and I work closely with my couples to make a ceremony that genuinely reflects who you and your partner are, and your love and devotion for each other. All traditions, religions and backgrounds (or lack thereof!) are honored and accepted. Together, we'll craft your ideal ceremony. I promise it will be special, funny and touching moment that you, your friends and your family will remember forever! As a wedding officiant and certified life-cycle celebrant, I am enthusiastic about making original wedding celebration! I'm authorized to exalt civil unions and marriages in the State of New Jersey, as well as marriages in the State of New York.

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