Showing posts from March, 2018

It Is An Honor to Perform Your Wedding Ceremony

It is an Honor to Perform Your Wedding Ceremony Bill and I, as Marriage Officiants, have the honor of performing weddings in New York State and New York City and beyond.  Bill is a Retired Judge and I am a Former Village Mayor, but we are also recognized as Ministers, qualified to perform religious and faith-based wedding ceremonies in addition to civil wedding ceremonies.  When the Bride and Groom surf the Internet to find a qualified Marriage Officiant to perform their wedding ceremony, they encounter a variety of titles and positions, including justice of the peace, judge, justice, town/county clerk, mayor (government officials), commissioner, minister, celebrant, clergyman or clergywoman, rabbi, nondenominational, interdenominational and interfaith minister, priest and more. Note that marriage laws spell out the requirements to qualify to be a Marriage Officiant, and these vary from state to state and city to city nationwide. No, Bill and I did not go on the Internet and magi

Why Include a Special Ceremony in the Wedding Ceremony?

Why include a special ceremony such as the Unity Candle Ceremony or Unity Sand Ceremony in the Wedding Ceremony? Bill and I have found that short, meaningful ceremonies offer a unique way to: include loved ones in the wedding capture keepsake memories on video and in photos. incorporate cultural, religious or family traditions share feelings of love for each other in public acknowledge the sanctity of marriage remember love ones who have passed embrace children and family life evoke tender emotions celebrate a life-changing milestone These are just some of the many reasons couples decide to include special ceremonies or what are also referred to as “rituals” in a wedding ceremony. The most popular ceremonies are the Unity Candle, Unity Sand, Embracing Children and the Glass-Breaking ceremonies. However, Bill and I perform all of these and variations of them as well as a number of other very wonderful ceremonies. Sometimes we change words or rewrite or augment a ceremo