Owen Borda, PhD
Owen Borda, PhD

Owen Borda, PhD

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Introduction: With over 30 years experience in preparing and performing weddings, I am here to help you have the ceremony you design. As an ordained priest in the American National Catholic Church, I am able to provide a Catholic ceremony in the location of your choice, lead a simple civil ceremony, or work with you do customize a unique ceremony. My passion is to make your wedding a powerful expression of your love. All are welcome, heterosexual and LGBTQI+ are equally served.
Overview

Hired 17 times

Serves Cortlandt Manor, NY

1 employee

4 years in business

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Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Irene C.
Dec 13, 2021
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We loved having Owen officiate our wedding! He officiated our tiny, informal ceremony (4 guests total) in December 2021. When we first contacted Owen, he was incredibly charming and open and it was clear that all he wanted is to take our stress away and be very flexible in making the ceremony what we wanted it to be. He sent us a draft of the ceremony within 48 hours of our first meeting, let us edit it as we wished and was excited and supportive when we wanted to incorporate slightly unconventional vows. He was in constant communication over email about logistics and arrived incredibly promptly on the day (despite driving 1+ hour to us). He was easy-going about our last minute preparations and completely charmed our parents in the meantime. The ceremony was simple and beautiful and exactly right for us as a couple and it was just obvious that Owen derived so much joy from being able to participate in our special day. I was afraid my mother-in-law wouldn't let him leave that's how lovely he was :) Thank you for making our special day ever more special and stress-free, Owen! Highly recommend.

Details: Wedding • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Keenan M.
4 weeks ago
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Owen was an absolute pleasure and the best possible choice for me and Fiancé's elopement ceremony over New Years weekend. Smart, witty, and kind, he understood exactly what we were looking for in a ceremony and delivered it in spades. Our families absolutely loved him as well. If you're looking for an officiant and are hesitant about searching online, I would rest easy knowing you found your way to Owen.

Details: Elopement • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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Ellen T.
Oct 18, 2021
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Father Owen was kind enough to drive quite a distance to marry my son and his new wife. He is a genuinely kind man and extremely personable. He conducted the ceremony in a backyard wedding and it was perfect. He guided the couple through the process and helped them to design the words to be said on their special day. I would highly recommend him. Extremely happy that we asked him to be a part of our family's special day.

Details: Wedding • Catholic • 21 - 50 guests • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Date and time has not yet been chosen

Owen Borda, PhD's reply
Thank you, Ellen. What an honor to be invited into this special moment with them and to celebrate with their family. And, by the way, you know how to plan a party! LOL My prayer is for many blessings be yours today and always. Owen+
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David G.
Jun 16, 2021
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Found ourselves in a bind when our scheduled officiant failed to show on Saturday morning. In a scramble we reached out to Owen to see if by chance he was available. He asked that I call and I did just that and explained our situation- without batting an eye and showing us empathy for the situation, Owen went out of his way to make our day possible- meeting us at a location of our choice and fitting us in on his way to a previously scheduled engagement. His concern was focused on us and how we were feeling and he literally saved the day. Thank you Owen.

Details: Elopement • Non-denominational (mentions God) • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

Owen Borda, PhD's reply
David, I was very happy to help you out. I am blessed to be able to make myself available to help in tough situations. May all good things be yours, Owen+
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Patricia M.
May 18, 2021
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I have no words to describe how happy I am to have met Owen Borda. He is amazing, professional, punctual, friendly. He was so patient with us (we are a Brazilian couple and our English isn’t the best). HE is the BEST, thank you so much for making it easier with your friendly way. I’m going to be thankful for the rest of my life. You did my wedding so especial! Thank you so much 🙏🏻 I highly recommend your service!! Thank you again

Details: Wedding • Catholic • 20 guests or fewer • Help writing vows will not be needed • English • Officiant will not be needed at the rehearsal • Officiant does not need to be present at rehearsal

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have an established fee schedule that provides a guide to our conversation. I can be flexible. Some discounts apply.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    After the initial email contact, we will arrange an initial conversation (unperson or remote) to review your hopes and imagination. We will put a plan in place at that point.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been providing planning and services to couples for over 30 years in Catholic, Christian, interfaith and secular settings. W a priest in the American National Catholic Church, I am honored to offer a Catholic option to couples that want to be a part of the tradition but are not comfortable I the Roman Rite.

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