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Officiant in Montclair, New Jersey,
(201) 396-9689
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    Alison O'connell

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  • Minister Alan is warm, friendly, professional and truly loves pulling together a beautiful ceremony. He is well-spoken, very organized and made the process very simple during a time where planning can be quite cumbersome. If you are looking for a minister for your wedding, he's a wonderful choice!

    Al Simon

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  • Extremely professional and easy to work with...he managed us thru the process, reviewed our vows & speeches and helped create a beautiful beach ceremony.

    Ariel

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  • Minister Alan was a complete professional from the very start. It's very clear that he has done this hundreds of times and knows all the ins and outs of how to put on a very good ceremony. Even on the day of the wedding when a change was made to do a tree planting ceremony, Minister Alan was very cool and collected and made it all happen without any stress or worry. Many of our guests told us how much they liked our officiant and how it was so easy to understand him because he enunciated very well. I would highly recommend Minister Alan to anyone who is looking for an extremely professional officiant. He also helps with your vows if you decided to write them yourself!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much, Ariel & Dan! I was happy to add the beautiful tree planting ritual to you ceremony. Best wishes always!

    Amie Avedissian

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  • Minister Alan made our special day perfect. He reviewed our ceremony with us several times before the big day (both in person and via email) to make sure we were comfortable with all of the parts. Because we had mixed cultures and languages at our wedding, he made sure to include all the special elements to make both families feel as though their traditions were being celebrated. Thank you Minister Alan! It was perfect!

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    Thank you, Amie. It was a personal pleasure to create an Armenian / American wedding ceremony for you and Mickael!

    Adam Barletta

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  • Minister Alan was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He was calm and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process. He was always available to answer any questions or provide feedback on the ceremony or vows. We received many compliments on how special and beautiful the ceremony was. We highly recommend Minister Alan.

    Ali

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  • Minister Alan was wonderful to work with. We were originally planning to have a family member perform the ceremony but things fell through, leaving us with little time to find someone. Luckily, Minister Alan had not been booked yet and provided us with a script for the ceremony even under short notice. He even eased us into writing vows for one another which we were initially too nervous to say in front of everyone, and I'm so happy he did!

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    Couples are often nervous about reciting vows to one another, and think about omitting them. But this is the emotional high point of any ceremony, and people are always glad that they rose to the challenge. Thanks to you and Richard, Ali!

    George

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  • My wife (thanks Alan! :)) and I were looking for a non-denominational minister to conduct our ceremony and spoke to several before choosing Alan. What made our decision so easy was the immediate professionalism and care he put into the whole process. We live in Seattle and decided to hold our wedding back home in NY. What impressed us right off the bat was how accommodating Alan was with Skype. He reviewed the entire process with us and made a real effort to understand our relationship. We were dreading picking an officiant for our wedding because most we found were a bit too casual for us. We wanted someone who we connected with and could trust would be more than capable of personalizing the experience in a professional way. We also wanted the pomp and circumstance of a religious wedding minus the religion, and Alan delivered in spades. He worked with us for two months to get our vows in place, determine a meaningful ritual (we decided to have a hand-fastening) and even went out ... Read more

    Chris

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  • A true professional, punctual calm and collected. Organized, beautifully written ceremony. As the groom I was confident in his capability. A calming personality to be around when my nerves kicked in moments before my bride arrived. Would highly recommend him to anyone who plans on being married by a Minister.

    responded with the following comments.

    Nerves are a part of every important milestone Chris. I'm glad to have shared this one with you and Shediah!

    Ashley

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  • We got married in June and I cannot tell you how amazing Minister Alan was! From the moment my husband and I met with him, we both knew he was who we wanted to marry us! He was super easy to work with and made the marriage process much less complicated than my husband or I had thought it might be. The entire night of our wedding, we kept getting compliments on how amazing his ceremony was! I highly recommend Minister Alan to anyone getting married!

    David

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  • Minister Alan was thoroughly kind and professional from the moment we met him all the way through our wedding day ceremony. We are so happy to have had him as a part of our wedding.

    kristina

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  • Very easy to speak with and is willing to listen to different ideas. Would definitely recommend!

    Natalie

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  • Minister Alan performed such a beautiful ceremony for me and my husband on November 4th, 2017. From start to finish, he was a pleasure to work with. Any time I had questions about the ceremony, the readings, our vows or any changes to be made, he responded right away and made that part of the wedding planning process seem like a breeze. All of our guests also told us how beautifully worded our ceremony was and I couldn’t have been happier. At the end of our ceremony I was so happy to be given the entire written version of our ceremony- it’s a great keepsake if you’re into that kind of stuff and he puts it in a really nice folder with your names on it. I’d highly recommend Minister Alan to anyone who is looking for an officiant, religious or non-religious because he really takes the time to understand what it is YOU want as a couple which is very important.

    Kelsey

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  • I would highly recommend Minister Alan to all couples. He was professional, responsive, and willing to create a ceremony for us that fit our vision. I was raised Catholic and my husband is Jewish; it was important to both of us to have our cultures represented without the wedding being overly religious. Alan co-officiated our ceremony with my husband's uncle who never performed a ceremony before. We were confident in this arrangement given Alan's expertise, organization, and can-do attitude. So many guests approached me at the reception and remarked on how beautiful the ceremony was, which was truly all because of Alan. Minister Alan was an absolute pleasure to work with, and if I had to do it over again, he would be my first phone call!

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    Thank you, Kelsey! It was my pleasure to work with Zach's uncle so important Jewish elements were included in the ceremony.

    Christina

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  • Minister Alan was so incredible from the moment we reached out for a first meeting all the way up to our "I DO's"! He was very on top of everything, always sending reminders and super helpful when it came to writing our own vows. We would highly recommend his services as you will not be disappointed!

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    Thanks Christina! It was my pleasure to work with you and Paul.

    Dana

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  • From the moment we met Minister Alan, he gave off a strong sense of confidence and professionalism. With everything from our initial discussion to the ceremony itself, on December 1, Minister Alan took charge and made us feel reassured and comfortable with his knowledge and calm demeanor. He took the writing of our ceremony very seriously and welcomed feedback and accommodated our requests and offered feedback on each of our vows. Our rehearsal ran extremely smooth and everyone was able to understand their roles quickly because of his experience and guidance.

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    Dana, it was my pleasure to work with you and Brian to create the ceremony you wanted! Best wishes always.
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