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The words of your wedding ceremony should reflect the love, commitment, and excitement of an extraordinary moment. I am an acclaimed storyteller, performer, and wedding expert, author of The Heart of the Wedding.
I write and perform your ceremony to reflect your story with traditional and contemporary elements that bring laughter, tears, and moments to remember for the rest of your lives. I am a registered New York City officiant trained as a Civil Celebrant in Melbourne, Australia, and a marriage equality pioneer in New Jersey and New York.
I will never forget the day New York legalized same sex marriages. I called my dear friend Scott and asked, "When are you getting married?" "I'm proposing tomorrow," he replied. "Want to come?" So the next day, I watched as Scott stopped traffic by going to his knee in the middle of Cornelia Street in NYC's Greenwich Village. The street and restaurant in which I was waiting went silent as everyone watched, listened, and, then, exploded in cheers and cries of YES!
Let me help you say yes to your future. As the Heart of the Wedding, my web site offers more information on how, -without imposing my choices, -I will help to bring your stories and traditions to life with a ceremony that is reflective of the future you imagine together. From the simplicity of Central Park to the elegance of the New York Palace, from the hip Highline, to the gardens of Wave Hill, New York City is a wonderful place to celebrate - and don't forget the Jersey side of the Hudson with its world class view of the skyline and the Jersey Shore with its Victorian charm.
My reviews speak for what I offer- Kristin said, "If you want a beautiful and memorable ceremony, choose Gerald as your officiant. I have never heard so many compliments about a ceremony before. It was exactly what we asked for and Gerald captured every emotion of ours. There were moments of laughter and moments of tears. He really knew how to include everyone. I've never seen people so tuned into a ceremony. Maybe it's because Gerald is a storyteller.
"It was as if he's known us for years. Even if you aren't certain about what you want in a ceremony, Gerald will help you. He has amazing ideas and he's incredibly creative. Our day was so much more special because of him. He's wonderful and he's brilliant. Make Gerald your officiant and you will be so happy with your day. A piece of advice, hire someone to record it or ask a friend. This is one of those ceremonies you will want to watch over and over again."
If you are looking for a gay friendly wedding officiant in NYC, give me a call.
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