Introduction: I love "moments."
When I'm around town and see people about to take a selfie, I approach them and offer to take a group shot with their camera. When they trust me and say yes, that's a moment. When they look at the shot and smile, that's an even better moment.
When I'm teaching and see the wheels turning, that's a moment.
When a couple arrive and settle down and we begin, that's a wonderful moment.
I work to provide warm, supportive, and efficient wedding moments for all kinds of my fellow humans. Ceremonies can be spiritual, secular, LGBTQ, interfaith, for the incarcerated, and, of course, Jewish.
I received a license to officiate from the Clerk of the City of New York in 2001. Good in all states.
A wide range of folks have sought me out to officiate their ceremonies: those with humanist and secular views as well as religious couples, and anyone inbetween. Straight and LGBTQ. Interfaith. Committed love is committed love. We all honor Love and Life in our ceremonies.
While I don't speak it fluently, I have officiated many weddings en Español, both completely and bilingually, using a written script. It has brought smiles and tears of joy in over 30 weddings. Todos estan contentos. Also, in Russian, German, Italian, French, and Hebrew.
Since October 2020, over 300 weddings.
Fridays from 2-7pm, and only after 6PM on Saturdays.
Clients have noted and appreciated that I am always — always — on time. Early, usually.
Some NYC Facts:
A New York State ceremony can't take place until 24 hours after the marriage license is issued. The license is good for 60 days.
You don't need a New York City Parks permit to have a ceremony if your group is smaller than 20. BUT, having a permit reserves the venue for you.
An important part of the process answering the questionnaire I’ll send you. really helps me create a ceremony focused on YOU.
Ceremonies last between 7-25 minutes, depending. This is the pattern:
Signing the Marriage License
Speech to the Couple
Ring Exchange (optional) and Vows
Jewish ceremonies follow the traditional pattern. Introductory blessings oncluding the one over wine, traditional wedding vow wording, the seven marriage blessings followed by a sip of wine, breaking the glass and signing the ketubah. All can be done in a variety of styles, but the structure remains.
The price you saw in my thumbnail is what we call “the base price.” Transportation and other considerations are then factored in.
Many couples say that the ceremony length is perfect – – not short, not long, and they like my pace.
So, that’s it.
Wishing you a very happy life together. I’d love to be the one to send you off, ceremony full of "moments."
Would you like to get in touch?
P.S. I sing.