Custom Wedding Ceremony Styles

Unique, Personal, Meaningful

adriana-and-levWhen 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.

The mar­riage laws require that your cer­e­mony con­tain just three ele­ments; a vow, a pro­nounce­ment, and the sign­ing of your license. Everything else is optional and up to you. Your cus­tom writ­ten wed­ding cer­e­mony will reflect your choices. Below are a few of the most com­mon themes for wed­dings. You might select one or have a com­bi­na­tion of all three.

Wedding Ceremony Styles

Celebrate Your Love Story

Beth and ShellyYour per­sonal cer­e­mony can be about the two of you, focus­ing on your love and com­mit­ment to each other with or with­out any ref­er­ence to reli­gion. A cer­e­mony that is per­sonal, mean­ing­ful, and filled with the magic that brought you together and all that is uniquely you.

Blending Your Traditions, Uniting Your Lives: Interfaith/Intercultural/Interspiritual

Wedding Styles pageIf reli­gious rit­u­als, or cul­tural tra­di­tions res­onate for you, I can eas­ily incor­po­rate them into your cer­e­mony. Together we will explore what holds mean­ing for you. I am edu­cated and expe­ri­enced in the reli­gions of the world and have cre­atively blended wed­ding rit­u­als for cou­ples who are– inter­faith, inter­cul­tural, explor­ing new paths, desir­ing ele­ments from the reli­gion of their birth, while hon­or­ing the philoso­phies of their present. My expe­ri­ence spans the mys­ti­cal and tra­di­tional forms of — Christianity, Judaism, Sufism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Yoga, African, Native American and many other paths. It is all open to you.

Express Your Spirituality: A Spiritual Ceremony

Slide Show Lisa SizeRender-4 copyThe most rapidly grow­ing seg­ment of the American pop­u­la­tion are those who describe them­selves as “Spiritual But Not Religious”, “Religiously Independent” or “NONES”. Spirituality is very per­sonal and expresses itself in unique ways in each indi­vid­ual. As your wed­ding offi­ciant I will explore your spir­i­tual beliefs and core val­ues with you, find out what holds mean­ing for you and design your wed­ding cer­e­mony to authen­ti­cally reflect who you are.

Marriage Equality

Same sex wedding. Photo by Erica Peter Doyle.
Photo by Erica Peter Doyle.

We live in amaz­ing times, and I am so thrilled to finally be able to pro­vide every­one with an amaz­ing, per­sonal wed­ding cer­e­mony.

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Central Park Weddings

Whether you are elop­ing to New York or a local who just adores Central Park, these 843 acres are filled with so many roman­tic loca­tions for your wed­ding cer­e­mony.

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Destination New York or Eloping to New York City

New York City is a mecca for wed­ding cou­ples from all over the world. Its iconic parks, hotels, and pub­lic build­ings attract cou­ples from around the globe and from other states as well. New York is the per­fect place for your des­ti­na­tion or elope­ment wed­ding.

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Week Day Weddings

Have the wed­ding of your dreams for less. Same amaz­ing, cus­tom wed­ding cer­e­mony, (Same Venue, Same Cuisine). Schedule your cel­e­bra­tion on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

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Having a Friend Officiate?

Here are some things to con­sider: There is a trend today to have a friend or rel­a­tive offi­ci­ate your wed­ding. This can be a nice touch but is also fraught with poten­tial issues. Here are some things to con­sider:

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Other Services

Ceremony and rit­ual have been a part of the human expe­ri­ence for all of exis­tence. We mark all rites of pas­sage from birth, through life’s peak moments, to the end of life with a com­mu­nity cer­e­mony. Baby Blessings, Vow Renewals, Second Marriages, Memorials.

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