When you select me to officiate your wedding, you receive so much more than just an officiant to legitimize your union. I am an Interfaith Minister, educated, ordained and legally registered to perform ceremonies for couples of all religious and spiritual beliefs. I have been officiating at wedding ceremonies since 2002, and have created and performed ceremonies for couples from a wide diversity of paths.
My Philosophy - Marriage is the most significant and sacred union of two people. Now you acknowledge your promise to one another. You announce to your family, your friends and to the world that you two will become one. Whether witnessed by a small, intimate gathering or a joyous crowd attending your gala event, this ceremony is an affirmation of your lifetime promise.
The Way I Work - I offer a free consultation so that we can determine if we are a good fit. If we decide to go ahead, I will prepare a unique, personalized marriage ceremony for you. I will advise you regarding elements of the ceremony such as readings, songs, rituals and traditions. I will guide you in preparing your very own personal vows of commitment. By the time your very special day arrives, you and everyone who witnesses your wedding ceremony will see a reflection of the true light of who you are, as individuals and as a couple, and what your marriage vows mean to you.
Marriage Equality - Hooray! - New York State has recognized marriage equality since 2011, and I have proudly officiated many LGBTQ weddings since that time.
Destination Saratoga Weddings - It has been my absolute delight to work with many couples planning Destination Saratoga weddings. I am happy to discuss the details with you long distance, by phone or email, and am thrilled to help make your Saratoga wedding a great event.
New York City Weddings - I am also fortunate to have a home base in New York City. I am registered with the City of New York and qualified to officiate wedding ceremonies in the five boroughs as well. As a life-long New Yorker, I can also help you with the details of a Destination New York City wedding.
My Fees - Because your wedding ceremony will be one-of-a-kind, I won't be able to tell you exactly what my fee will be until we've had a chance to talk. This is what I can tell you: a hand-crafted, unique and personalized wedding ceremony, totally fabulous and reflective of your love story, including all meetings, consultations, travel and officiating, will be in the range of $650-$950.
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