Joyous Journey Celebrations

Watervliet, NY

About Joyous Journey Celebrations

We are not “wedding planners”, we help you to plan just the ceremony itself. It’s our goal to help you to create a ceremony that will be a reflection of your Love. Ceremonies are performed by The Reverend JC (Joannie) Jenkins, Interfaith Minister, Officiant, Celebrant, and Healer with Joyous Journey Celebrations. From civil ceremonies to grand weddings, your marriage will be legal and beautifully performed. Everyone is welcome here. We are non-discriminatory and LGBTQ friendly. ASL Interpretation Available. We service the upstate New York, Capital District and surrounding areas. Ceremonies can be performed almost anywhere from a city or state park, to Churches, reception halls, living rooms or your backyard. Whatever makes it most personal and special to you is how and where you should begin your life together. Joyous Journey would be honored to share this very special moment in time with you. We work with you to keep pricing fair and within your budget. **Mention Eventective when booking and receive a special wedding gift

Package Pricing

Weddding Pricing
$100 - $900 /event
Pricing for weddings only


Simply Amazing - An Eventective User from Johnstown, New York

Reverend Joannie is guaranteed to provide you with both a professional and amazing experience. She performed our Covid-19 wedding this past weekend. Even though we weren't able to meet before hand, she teleconferenced us and checked in throughout the planning process, always making herself available to answer our questions and to help us customize our perfect ceremony. She drove over an hour to our location and agreed to come out earlier for a last minute rehearsal. It was more than a job for her; she was personally invested and just amazing to work with from beginning to end. Thank you Joannie!! 5 Stars is not enough. We Strongly Recommend!

Amazing experience - An Eventective User from Latham, NY

Thank you for making our day beyond special. There ceremony was short and sweet, as requested, yet had an amazing amount of personal attention and flare. We loved when you asked us each a couple of unexpected questions about what we loved most about each other and what one thing we vow above all else to each other. That caught us off-guard but in a way that helped us connect.. it made our day more special. Really an amazing experience.

Saved Our Wedding - An Eventective User from Ticonderoga, NY

Joannie is a lifesaver. After our original officiant, Jeff Dorrance cancelled on us, just 4 days before our wedding to attend a football game - Joannie came into our lives and saved the day. She took on our ceremony last minute and was an absolute delight to work with. She respected our wishes for the ceremony, introduced herself to our vendors beforehand, and made our ceremony feel like she was a part of it all along. She also traveled so far out of her way to accommodate us (4 hours round trip). I can’t thank Joannie enough for saving our wedding and making it so special. I highly recommend her for your future wedding.

Joannie is Fabulous! - An Eventective User from Rochester, NY

Joannie married Cathy and I and it was the best decision we ever made to work with her! She helped us be worry-free, confident and as stress-free as possible. Joannie has an amazing personality and soul, and has so much love to give. There's nothing better than to start out your marriage than by working with her and having her stand by your side! ~Chris & Cathy

Just fantastic! - An Eventective User from Albany, NY

Joanne was just fantastic! We wanted a very simple ceremony and we needed an officiant at the last minute. Joanne was both flexible and happy to help out! The ceremony was just wonderful - Joanne had written some vows for us that were perfect. Even though we hired her last minute, she still was well prepared for our day. She was thoughtful and caring through the whole ceremony. I can not stress enough how happy we are to have found her! I can't believe that we found someone so great who was willing to do a ceremony on such short notice. Add to that the fact that she had great vows and a very nice unofficial certificate prepared for us (what a great touch!), and we had the best officiant we could have asked for!! Thanks Joanne!

  • Special Features: ASL Ceremony Interpretation Available We support Marriage Equality Proud Member of the International Association of Wedding Officiants