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 20 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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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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