I am a Legally Ordained Non-denominational Reverend. I can perform your wedding ceremony wherever you may wish in Northern New Jersey and parts of Central New Jersey. (Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, and Warren County) as well as Pennsylvania, and NY . I can perform wedding ceremonies in traditional wedding locations such as Banquet Halls, Restaurants, Hotels, Chapels, Golf Courses as well as some Unique Locations like Parks, Farms, Camp's, Boats, Beaches, I can also perform your small ceremony at your home .
Most ceremonies last approximately 15-30 minutes but the length depends on what you want in your ceremony. There are no restrictions on ceremony length. Your ceremony can be as long or as short as you would like it to be. If you have Readings with multiple Readers, Poems, then your ceremony will be longer. Many reception halls and restaurants will only allow 30 minutes for a ceremony. Please keep in mind that the Processional (entrance) and Recessional (exit) are considered part of the ceremony and will need to fall within the 30 minute time frame .
If you wish to meet with me prior to your ceremony that is up to you. If you do wish to meet, we can schedule a meeting If you do not wish to meet, we can communicate by email and phone. I arrive 30 minute's early to every ceremony. If you are interested in using my services, I will email you a list of places to hold your wedding ceremony if you would like. You can also read through samples of custom ceremonies and vows that I have created to make it easier and take the stress off. Share your ideas and stories with me to create your unique ceremony or choose a sample ceremony and personalize it with your own touch. You can add as many poems, readings, as you wish. You can always involve family members by asking them to participate in the ceremony.I am very flexible when it comes to creating your ceremony - after all, it's your day!
Samples of ceremony's and explanation's
~ A Unity Candle consists of one large candle that sits in between two smaller candles. During the ceremony the mothers of the Bride and Groom, or any other loved ones, will light the two taper candles signifying your current family. You and your fiancé will take the taper candles and light the Large candle together, signifying your new family. You can either blow out the tapers or leave them lit. The ceremony can have a religious or non-religious meaning. There are different meanings for the Unity Candles.
~ A Rose Ceremony is an older tradition where the Bride and Groom, after taking their vows, exchange a single red rose to each other. It symbolizes their first gift to each other as husband and wife as well as an expression of their love for one another.
~ A Sand Ceremony is a Hawaiian Tradition that can be used in place of a Unity Candle, especially in beach weddings or outdoor weddings. It holds a similar meaning as the Unity Candle. Two small containers of sand are combined into one large container by the Bride and Groom, unifying the two.
I will arrive 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. As a Reverend and a New Jersey Wedding Officiant, I am more flexible about where and when I will perform ceremonies, as well as the types of ceremonies I can perform. My ceremonies are very personal and customizable. I will work with you and perform the ceremony you want making your day amazing and memorable .You can email me if you would like to book a ceremony please include your details and where you found me !