Civil Marriage NYC: Let's Celebrate!

As an ordained wedding officiant in New York, certified by the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, I want to serve the Gay and Lesbian community, by creating and performing your same-sex ceremony, your way.

Your perfect commitment ceremony reflects your history, philosophy, and creativity – as individuals and as a couple. Let’s craft a wonderful, meaning filled LGBT ceremony that expresses the most significant aspect of your lives…one that recognizes the profound commitment you are making, as well as the sheer joy of the occasion.

As an ordained non-denominational Minister, Certified Celebrant, and Civil Union and Wedding Officiant, I come to your ceremony with more than 20 years professional experience in education, nonprofit management, and event planning. I'm proud to offer information on gay marriage in New York as well as civil marriage services.

Having spent decades studying history, religion, art, and music, I am able to offer you a comprehensive and creative approach to developing and delivering the civil union and wedding ceremony that you have always imagined.


The Right Choice

How do you find the Celebrant who best fits you as a couple, and all your needs for your ceremony? I created a Top 10 list of things that you should keep in mind when choosing your Celebrant. To learn more, visit my blog posting "Choosing your Celebrant."


Last-Minute Ceremonies

I am happy to work with couples who make New York City their destination wedding location, as well as local couples who desire an impromptu ceremony. I will assist you in negotiating the LGBT civil union license process and offer ceremony planning services related to the venue selection, music, decorations, photography, and reception planning. Contact me to learn more about my services and availability.


Marriage Vs. Civil Union

What’s the difference between a marriage and a civil union? Is same-sex marriage an option in your state? All the facts and recent changes can be found on my Rites & Rights fact sheet.