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Officiant in New York,

Shauna Kanter Registered Wedding Officiant NYC & Hudson Valley

219 Avenue B
New York, NY
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(845) 679-0154
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 78 Reviews


    User4262942

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  • We could not have asked for more from a wedding officiant. From the start when we first met her, Shauna really won us over with her warmth and sense of humor. She worked so hard to create a personal and intimate ceremony for us. On the day, our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be, all thanks to Shauna. She made our guests feel so welcome and relaxed, and we all had smiles on our faces from start to finish. She also made sure we were well prepared and had everything we needed for the big day. We're so thankful to Shauna for everything she's helped us with, and for making our wedding ceremony such a special time for us and our guests.

    Eric Gentile

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    5 out of 5
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  • Shauna was the perfect officiant throughout the entire planning process. You can tell she really cares about the people she works with. She starts the process with a phone conversation to help get to know the couple and explain next steps. Then, we filled out a short and easy to complete questionnaire which she uses to write a personalized love story. It was a very collaborative process and we were able to provide feedback on the love story and make it perfect for us. The most impressive part was her delivery during the ceremony. She has a calming presence and that really helps when you're up there reciting your vows. We loved her and you should not hesitate to use her for your wedding, we would book her again in a heartbeat! Thank you Shauna! Much love, Eric and Lindsey.

    Erica

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    5 out of 5
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  • We couldn’t be happier with Shauna as the officiant at our wedding. From the beginning, her calming and caring personality made us feel at ease and definitely helped on our wedding day, which was one of the main reasons we chose her. We received so many compliments on the way she officiated, and it was so nice to work with her throughout the process of writing our ceremony from beginning to end. On your wedding day, you need as many reassuring people around you as possible, and Shauna was exactly that to the both of us. She speaks gently, but so that people listen and are drawn into the ceremony, and helps make sure everything is in place so the ceremony runs smoothly. It really was just beautiful and we can’t thank her enough .

    Naomi Greenbaum

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    5 out of 5
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  • Shauna was an absolute gift in so many ways. My husband and I planned our own wedding of 160 people and what we thought to be simple was extremely difficult. Shauna completely grabbed the wheel at times to assist us through the navigation of the most important part- The Ceremony. She was fabulous and captured our story, our audience/guests and the it was just so beautiful There was not a dry eye during the entire ceremony! I recommend her highly - you will not be disappointed. Naomi Acompora

    Jenn

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    5 out of 5
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  • When I was looking for a wedding officiant I was not sure where to begin or who to look for. I stumbled upon Shauna's profile and when I read her bio I immediately knew I had to call her and find out more. When speaking to her on the phone not only was she a pleasure to speak with but she explained everything in great detail and what needed to happen. I loved that she was accommodating to everything that we wanted for our wedding and always kept in contact with us. No matter how many questions or changes that needed to be made she was right there and as helpful as could be. She has a way of speaking that makes you feel very relaxed and I knew everything was going to run so smoothly and it did. Everyone at my wedding raved about how wonderful she was, her delivery and presence during the ceremony was amazing. Thanks to her help, guidance and skills we had a beautiful ceremony. We are very thankful to have found her and to have her there with us on such a special day. Thank you a... Read more

    Craig

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I were in search for an officiant that would be able to conduct our non-denominational ceremony. After a few telephone conferences with other officiants, we spoke with Shauna. From the first conversation, to the pronouncement of man and wife, we could not have been happier with and more thankful for Shauna. Simply put, Shauna is warm, confident, thoughtful, committed, and someone that just got us. My wife and I wanted to perform a hand-fasting ceremony to acknowledge our Serbian and Scottish roots; no problem. Shauna was all over it with suggestions, options, instruction, etc. We wanted to have our two nieces and two nephews as our wedding party; no problem, Shauna walked through the ceremony with four kids in such a fun, kind and effective manner. We wanted to have someone tell our story; done, Shauna was meticulous in her preparation, follow-up phone calls to finalize the content (and last minute changes). On a personal note, Shauna was so special not only because of her... Read more

    Nicole

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  • My husband and I had one wish for our wedding: We wished for the day to be a celebration of our love and if our guests only remembered one thing from our wedding we wanted them to remember the ceremony. Thanks to Shauna we were able to achieve our dream! Our guests could not stop raving about the ceremony! Shauna was truly a pleasure to work with for as our wedding officiant. She communicated frequently to make sure we were on track in terms of our time management and provided us with many options for rituals and vows as well as a detailed ceremony script to work from. My husband and I made a lot of edits to the script and Shauna welcomed our input and was great to collaborate with. On the day of the wedding Shauna executed the ceremony to perfection and we received many compliments on her performance and style. Our ceremony was truly special and I will cherish it forever.

    Hellen

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  • We had a tiny last minute wedding in the Catskills. It was less than a month before our wedding that we found and contacted Shauna. She wrote a beautiful and short ceremony, just like we wanted. She got there early and performed the ceremony beautifuly. She is very sweet and nice and we felt very comfortable with her. Considering how last minute everything was we think what she charged was reasonable. Thank you Shauna!

    John

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  • Both my husband and I highly recommend Shauna Kanter, Wedding Celebrant! Shauna made our wedding day more than perfect and exceeded our expectations entirely. When my partner and I first met with her, we immediately felt a connection. It was as if we had known her for a long time. She gave us a fun assignment -- answering thoughtful questions about ourselves and our expectations of the big day. We had to fill the surveys out separately and not share our answers with each other. Then, Shauna wrote a beautiful ceremony, which we were able to read, edit, and review prior to the wedding. I should also mention that Shauna has a skillful way of nudging you to move towards the goal of the big day. If she needed us to share information in a timely way, she was proactive about getting in touch with us. Our wedding was unique, as we didn't have the blessing of my partner's family. They did not attend the ceremony. We both had some important conversations with Shauna about how to n... Read more

    Nicole

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  • Shauna made our elopement so special! there are no words I can even come up with right now to explain how my husband and I feel! Loving, kind, sweet, outgoing, patient, respectful - and so much more! My husband and I got married in grand central station and for anyone who's ever been there knows how crazy and hectic it is of a place BUT Shauna's calming and mellow voice made it to where we just zoned out on one another and totally forgot where we were! A scale of 1-10? A 30!!! She's the one!

    Amanda

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  • Shauna helped create a perfect, beautiful ceremony for us! She's fantastic - charismatic, warm and full of enthusiasm! Every guest at our wedding was moved by her words. As she was telling the story of us, it felt like she had known us for years, even though it had only been a few months! Her focus, organization and attention to detail is impeccable - she had our full confidence at every step, and we went into our wedding ceremony knowing it would be everything we hoped it would be.

    Lauren

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  • Shauna was great to work with, very clear and straightforward about the process and our ceremony was perfect.

    Alison

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  • Shauna was wonderful! She was very responsive and great to work with!

    Lynne

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  • Shauna understood our needs and was understanding. Our wedding ceremony was just what we wanted.

    Maya

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  • We loved having Shauna as our officiant/celebrant. She was fantastic! Very organized and kept us on task. The ceremony was just as we had hoped and Shauna really helped it come to life. She is thoughtful, articulate, and professional. Could not have picked a better officiant!
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