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Officiant in Saratoga Springs, New York,
(518) 583-4668
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  • 233 Reviews


    Amy Mcguire

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  • My husband and I planned our wedding in 4 days. I found Joy online after we got our marriage license and she had availability on the Friday we wanted. She welcomed our son and us into her home and performed the most beautiful, special ceremony. Afterwards she brought out her sweet dogs Penny and Hannah, whom our son absolutely adored! Thank you Joy for being so accommodating and kind. It was an unforgettable ceremony.

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    Amy and Scott, your wedding was proof that you can have a beautiful and sacred ceremony without all the bells and whistles. All you need is love and a marriage license and a little bit of magic. It was my delight to welcome you and your son to my home. Hannah and Penelope have not stopped talking about how nice your son is!

    Janelle Rice

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  • Joy is amazing! She knows exactly how to capture a one of a kind ceremony that is perfectly tailored to the couple. She knows exactly what to ask in order to create a perfect summary of each couple's love story. She is patient and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. She is capable of doing all types (religious, casual, personal, ritual oriented, etc, ceremonies). We were in awe of how many of our guests thought she was a friend for years or the pastor of our church!! You wont go wrong with Joy!

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    Janelle, you made my day with your kind words. It was such a delight to get to know you and Josh and officiate your wedding ceremony at the Mansion last week. Wishing you both a lifetime of blessings of health and happiness. xoxo-Joy

    Katie

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  • I found Joy on Wedding Wire for our October 5th 2019 wedding. I reached out to Joy about 2 years prior, wanting to lock her in based on amazing reviews. Right away, she was so pleasant and beyond helpful with the whole process. She has amazing examples of vows, readings, etc to help you create your own special ceremony and vows. I grew up in Saratoga Springs, but live in Virginia now. Despite not being close, Joy was available by phone whenever needed, and when my husband and I went up to NY for vacation, we stopped by her wonderful home to touch base a few months before. We had some characters in our wedding party (mainly, the groomsmen :P) and Joy THANKFULLY kept them in line haha! As the bride I had enough to worry about. Our ceremony was magical. Afterwards, I had numerous people come up to me asking about Joy and how they were blown away by her readings, presence, and how she contributed to making that moment so special for us. Joy is a bit pricier than some other off... Read more

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    Katie and Danny, working with you for two years was a delight! Your families were so wonderful and your groomsmen were a hoot! It is my greatest honor to have been the one to create your beautifully unique ceremony and to pronounce you husband and wife. Many blessings to you both. xoxoxo

    Leah Hjort

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  • Joy- I'm sorry this is so delayed. I can't thank you enough for what you provided Frank and I on our wedding day. For only speaking with us a few times prior to, the ceremony your wrote was spot on, it seemed like you'd known us a lifetime! I would highly recommend your services and hope that other couples hire you in order to enjoy the experience as much as we did. Thanks again!!

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    Leah and Frank, yours was a truly beautiful story and it was my greatest honor to be the one to affirm your commitment as husband and wife. Wishing you all the best for a glorious future. xoxo-Joy

    Eric Tisaj

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  • Thank you Joy for making the ceremony for my bride and I the ceremony we asked for. Joy put our story, blessing, and incorporated two readers and our mothers in the ceremony. She was perfect and efficient. She had a nice touch and did everything we had asked for. Would highly recommend!

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    Eric and Stacey, yours is a wedding I will always remember. You it was beautiful and sacred and your moms were delightful. Much love to you both.

    Kristine Miller

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  • Joy was wonderful! We had extenuating circumstances and had to rearrange the wedding date. She was very flexible and accommodating!

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    Thanks for your kind words, Kris. Your extenuating circumstances only served to make your wedding more beautiful than you had previously imagined. Many blessings to you and Michel.

    mary f mccormack

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  • I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the ceremony! We received so many compliments on the ceremony and how beautiful and personal it felt! You did an amazing job on it and it made us feel even more special! We loved everything about it and I just wanted to thank you for everything!

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    Mary and Jim, it was my honor, my privilege and my absolute delight to officiate your wedding ceremony. Sending love and blessings. xoxo

    Steven Pappas

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  • Made the ceremony fun and easy. For those that would be tense or nervous shouldn't worry. Joy will get you settled and relaxed.

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    Thank you Steve. You and Jamie are living proof that a beautiful, elegant elopement in Saratoga Springs can be planned in under a week. Many warm blessings to you both.

    Courtney Warner

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  • Joy was fantastic. Very professional, thoughtful, and accommodating. We absolutely loved the ceremony she created with our input, and our wedding guests couldn't stop talking about how wonderful she was. Joy has our highest recommendation!!!

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    Dear Courtney and Tom, It was the most beautiful Fall Saratoga day for your wedding at the Gideon Putnam Resort. Everything could not have been lovelier. I am so honored to be the one to pronounce you husband and wife. Many blessings to you both for a beautiful future together. xoxoxo-Joy

    Sue Orton

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  • Joy was superb from beginning to end. I only wish I had the chance to have worked more closely with her - and that is our fault, not hers. Our very busy work schedules made it difficult to do so, and the fact that Joy understood and accommodated our schedules and availability only endeared her to me more. I found her so kind, helpful and most of all, wise as we needed to make some difficult last minute adjustments because of family demands. She handled the request, on our wedding day, with such aplomb that I will forever be grateful to her. She enhanced our wedding in such a meaningful way - Joy, your first name says it all!!

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    Sue and Stephen, you are so very welcome! It was my absolute delight to officiate your wedding and to get to know your wonderful group of family and friends. Many blessings to you both. xoxo-Joy

    Sarah

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  • Joy is AMAZING! She is one of the sweetest and most genuine human beings I've ever met. She does everything possible to make your ceremony as perfect as can be and that it matches all you envisioned. She is organized and full of ideas and tips if you need any guidance with anything, even something unrelated to ceremony. We were so happy with everything Joy did for us, and forever grateful!

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    Thank you so much for your lovely review Sarah. It was my greatest pleasure, honor and delight to get to know you and Brian and your families and friends, and to officiate your wedding ceremony. Wishing you a lifetime of blessings of love, health and happiness. xoxoxo-Joy

    Kayla

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  • Joy crafted the perfect wedding ceremony for us. She goes above and beyond in getting to know you as an individual and a couple, not only to write a beautiful ceremony, but because she truly cares in giving your story the love and attention it deserves. Joy provides guidance while giving you the liberty to make the ceremony your own. She told our story with the perfect words, energy and emotion. Everyone commented on how amazing and unique the ceremony was. Our wedding was better than I could have ever imagined it to be and that is because of Joy.

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    Kayla and Charlie, I can't tell you how happy I am for the two of you. When I get the opportunity to officiate for a dear friend who is also a wedding professional, well, it is a wonderful day! You two were absolutely stunning and the Yaddo Gardens were magnificent. There was so much love all around in your family and friends. Thank you for allowing me the honor. xoxoxo-Joy

    Susan Dimascio

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  • From the moment I contacted Joy her responsiveness and professionalism are outstanding. She performed our small but perfect ceremony to our request. She’s an incredible beautiful individual and so very happy we found her.

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    Dearest Sue and Gino, it was the the loveliest day for you to be wed in an elegant elopement ceremony in my front room. I am so grateful you found me and that our paths crossed for this perfect moment in time. Much love and many blessings to you forever. Joy

    Caitlin

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  • Joy is a must have for your wedding. She knows what she is doing and will make your ceremony personable and memorable. Joy wrote a 30 minute ceremony for us that took our guest through our journey in a tasteful yet funny and touching way. There were many tears! She also offers many options for special rituals that are optional, but there are so many great ideas you’ll be sure to pick one. She also gives lots of excerpts to pick from for family or friends to read at your ceremony. We had to fill out a questionnaire which was a great way to reflect on your love and helps her develop her speech. Joy also met with us for over an hour and never once did we feel pressure to hire her. We even got to meet her two dogs . What I appreciated most was her flexibility and assertiveness. She took many of our ideas but offered her suggestions and insight on what would work best. Never being married before, I really valued her advice and it made everything seamless. Lastly , she does do rehearsal pr... Read more

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    Thank you for your kind words Caitlin. You and Adam were such a blast to work with, and I loved being able to share your story to your family and friends. I wish you so much love and happiness in your future together. xoxox-Joy

    Alicia

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  • Joy was such a pleasure to work with. She is such a nice lady and her words were kind and warm. Thank you so much, Joy for making our day so special!

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    Alicia, a quick phone call a few days earlier turned into a lovely, sacred and meaningful wedding ceremony tucked into a sweet corner of Congress Park. I am so glad to have met you and Cristian and wish you so many blessings for a long, healthy and prosperous live together.
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