A wedding ceremony as exceptional as the two of you

Ceremonies that are unique, personal, meaningful

Blending your traditions. Uniting your lives.

Hand-crafted celebrations for every love story

Congratulations! You are getting married.

As a unique couple, you can have a ceremony created just for you.

You're getting married!As one of New York’s top, legally reg­is­tered wed­ding cel­e­brants I have worked with hun­dreds of cou­ples, cre­at­ing mem­o­rable, extra­or­di­nary wed­ding cer­e­monies for more than 18 years.
 
Your wed­ding cer­e­mony is about the two of you: the very per­sonal expres­sion of your love story, your beliefs, your tra­di­tions, your rela­tion­ship, and your path together. It is my role as a wed­ding officiant/celebrant to deeply lis­ten to your ideas, needs and desires, and then to syn­the­size the essence of who you are into a cus­tom designed cer­e­mony that is imbued with all that is uniquely you. I will be your guide and resource from the plan­ning of your cer­e­mony to offi­ci­at­ing on your wed­ding day.

When two peo­ple unite their lives, it is a time for cel­e­bra­tion. Whether you long for the tra­di­tional, envi­sion some­thing uncon­ven­tional or any­thing in between, I can pro­vide you with the wed­ding cer­e­mony of your dreams.

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Weddings Styles

Always custom written for you.

Photo by Nicole Reno-Bielak
Photo by Nicole Reno-Bielak

When you want some­thing more than a cer­e­mony taken from a book, some­thing that reflects your shared love and dreams, I am here to cre­ate your per­sonal cer­e­mony. As a pro­fes­sional with vast expe­ri­ence, I will guide you from our first meet­ing to your wed­ding day.

Whether your cel­e­bra­tion venue is a for­mal New York hotel, a bucolic coun­try farm or a small, inti­mate, infor­mal affair for two under a Central Park tree — your cer­e­mony will reflect your style. I will work with you to imbue your wed­ding with all that holds mean­ing for you.

If I am already booked for your wed­ding date, no wor­ries. I will refer you to one of the many offi­ciants I have trained.

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About Susan Turchin

Wedding Officiant & Life Celebrant

SusanTurchin_headshotOfficiating wed­dings is a pas­sion, a joy and a call­ing. I did not choose this work — it chose me. And what an honor it is to work with every cou­ple. Each love story I hear touches my heart. I could not be more grate­ful to be a part of your jour­ney to mar­riage; to hear how you met, under­stand what has brought you together and why you are ready to become part­ners for life. Then tak­ing all I have leaned about you, enter­ing into the cre­ative process, trans­lat­ing your story into the cer­e­mony that for­mally unites your lives. Is there a more amaz­ing way to spend a day? Each year I offi­ci­ate 40 to 50 wed­dings, baby bless­ings, and other life cel­e­bra­tions. I also love my role as lead instruc­tor of wed­ding cer­e­monies for One Spirit Interfaith/Interspiriutal Seminary and adore the yoga stu­dents I instruct each week in the pracice of vinyasa.

From today’s van­tage point I can see how the sum total of my past pre­pared me to do this work.

Here is how I came to this amaz­ing work…

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Testimonials

Michelle Abboud 3We loved Susan the minute we met her. She is very warm and sin­cere in her inter­est in get­ting to know us. She guided our first inter­view with won­der­ful insight­ful ques­tions. The answers we pro­vided were incor­po­rated into our cer­e­mony giv­ing it a VERY per­sonal touch! She pro­vided plenty of guid­ance as we wrote our vows. She was very pro­fes­sional and extremely respon­sive in a very timely man­ner. Our fam­i­lies and friends were very moved and impressed with our cer­e­mony. We loved her and am so glad she was a part of our spe­cial day!
—Michelle, bride

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