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


    Meghan

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  • My husband and I got married on June 26, 2018. Our wedding officiant was Rev Joy Burke. Rev Joy was absolutely AMAZING in every way! Rev Joy really got a feel for us as a couple and captured the essence of our love for one another and created the most beautiful and poignant ceremony. As two very spiritual people, my husband and I really wanted God and our spirituality to be the basis for our wedding ceremony. Rev Joy brought God to the forefront of our ceremony. She also gave us creative options to bring to the ceremony in terms of readings and a Celtic hand fasting component! Our ceremony had us and all of our guests crying one moment and laughing the next. My husband and I were so beyond happy with our wedding ceremony! Rev Joy surpassed everything we hoped for and all of our family and friends that day and throughout the Summer have commented on what a beautiful, unique and moving wedding ceremony it was! In fact, so many of our guests said it was the best ceremony and wed... Read more

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    Yours was the most magical, sacred and wonderful celebration! It was my absolute delight to get to know you both and to officiate your beautiful wedding ceremony at The Mansion of Saratoga. I am so grateful to have been part of such a perfect moment in time. Much love to you both.

    Ryann

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  • Choosing Joy as our wedding officiant was one of the best decisions we made during our wedding planning process. She created the most authentic, beautiful, loving, and personal ceremony for us. Our guests continually came up to us during our reception to tell us that the ceremony was their favorite part of our wedding because they were so touched. It was our favorite part of the day too! Her thoughtfully crafted words allowed our guests to truly see inside our hearts and be an active participant in our wedding day. She has unique and personalized ideas on traditions, readings, and vows that allow you to make your ceremony your own. Joy’s personalized ceremony exceeded our expectations and allowed us to create a beautiful start to our marriage. If a highly personalized, thoughtful, and heartfelt ceremony is important to you, you must contact Joy.

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    Thank you Ryann. What a beautiful day for you and Michael. The rain could do nothing to dampen our spirits. The floral decor that transformed a sweet restaurant space into a whimsical garden brought some more magic to add to that which we were creating. It was my greatest joy to work with you both over the months leading up to your day. Love and blessings forevermore.

    User4235896

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  • Joy officiated our wedding and we could not have been happier!!!!! From the very first meeting with Joy we knew that she was the one we wanted to help make our day perfect! The wedding questionnaires were such a wonderful idea to help her in making our ceremony so personalized! And we were so grateful for all the samples of vows, ceremony ideas/rituals, etc. that she gave us! Her personality and calming presence, vast knowledge of dos and don’ts were so welcomed! We would recommend her to anyone and everyone. We are grateful to call her a friend!

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    It is always especially touching when I am called upon to officiate the nuptials of another wedding professional. Thank you so much for including me in your most special day, Dani. As a woman who has been to hundreds of weddings, you really had a vision and I am thrilled to have helped you make it a reality. xoxoxox

    Jacqueline

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  • We were so honored to have Joy as part of our big day. She went above and beyond to make our day special. We enjoyed every moment working with her. She truly took time to get to know us and made excellent recommendations that made our ceremony unique. She made us both feel so comfortable up in front of our family and friends!

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    Dear Jacqueline and Brian... wasn't it the most glorious day Lake George had to offer! It was so wonderful to work with you over the months leading up to your day, to make your ceremony spectacular. Brian's dad sharing advice from a dog, was a real treat! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness. xoxoxoxo

    Jack

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  • Rev. Joy is amazing, highly recommend her services to couples looking for someone to make their day special, majestic and remembered forever.

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    It was my delight to officiate your Elegant Elopement. I am so happy you chose me to do the honors. Much love to you both for a beautiful future together.

    Katie

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  • Joy was absolutely amazing to work with. My husband and I could have have picked a better Reverend. Joy is not like many other Reverends she makes the ceremony truly about you as a couple. We are still getting compliments about how wonderful the ceremony was because of Joy. She will truly give everyone happy tears!

    Mara

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  • Finding the perfect officiant was so important to my (now) husband and I, and when we found out that we were expecting and would be moving our wedding date up by 6 months, we were so afraid that our rushed planning would lead to us not finding the perfect person. BUT when we first talked to Joy over the phone all of our worry disappeared. Joy is everything we always wanted in an officiant; kind, relaxed, confident, reassuring, organized, knowledgeable. The whole ceremony planning process was wonderfully easy on our end, and the end result was an absolutely lovely ceremony. Joy made sure to accommodate for all of our needs and requests, making the ceremony personal and perfect. Our family and friends are still reaching out to us about how beautiful it was. We highly recommend Joy to anyone in search of an officiant! Thank you Joy! Love, Mara & Erik & Future Baby Boy :)

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    There was so much love and celebration in the room for your wedding Mara and Erik. It was my greatest delight to be the one to take you through the process of getting yourselves married. I can't wait to meet Baby Boy and watch you grow together with him. xoxoxo-Joy

    Nina

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  • Joy took time on her New Year's Day to come and officiate our elopement ceremony, and did so with total professionalism, a wonderful approach, and a warmth and style that made us feel relaxed, comfortable, and confident in her knowledge and ability to bring added meaning to our ceremony. We would absolutely recommend her to any of our friends and family seeking a thoughtful, thorough officiant for their ceremony.

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    I couldn't think of a better way to begin the new year than to officiate your wedding, Nina and John. It was the most perfect day and will last forever in my heart. xoxoxo

    Sarah

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  • Reverend Joy made our day beyond special. We continue to hear from guests just how personal, unique, and filled-with-love our ceremony was. Joy did a beautiful job taking what we wanted in our ceremony and turning it into a beautiful, memorable event. At the rehearsal dinner, I remember her telling us: "Don't look at me while I'm speaking. Look at each other. It's all about you." Her humility and guidance helped us remain mindful, awake, and aware of the magic happening during our ceremony. Thank you, Joy, for guiding us through the sacred, special, and intimate moments of ceremony.

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    Working with you and Mike to craft your ceremony was such a wonderful experience for me. I will always remember your charge to be kind, curious and brave. Much love to you both. xoxo-Joy

    Amanda

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  • Joy was amazing! She provided a beautiful, personalized ceremony that we'll never forget. Highly recommend!

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    Amanda, I am so happy your mom called me and insisted you call me. It was so lovely to work with you and Matt to craft your perfect wedding ceremony, and to see the looks on your faces as you exchanged your vows was the highlight of my day. Many blessings to you both for a beautiful future together. xoxo

    Meaghan

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  • Reverend Joy Burke was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was friendly, professional and you can tell she loves what she does. She spent time getting to know my husband and I as individuals as well as a couple, which allowed her to write and perform a beautiful ceremony. We were so thankful Joy was a part of our wedding experience and we would highly recommend her to anyone! Meaghan & Sam

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    Dear Meaghan and Sam, It was an absolutely perfect day, and I am so grateful to have been a part of it. Much love, Joy

    Aly

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  • Reverend Joy is incredible! My husband and I are so glad we discovered her. We wanted a ceremony that was unique, creative, and personal while incorporating a touch of religion. Joy nailed it! She mentioned our background as a couple, included some entertaining anecdotes about our relationship, mentioned our parents and their respective marriages, and made our ceremony truly enjoyable! It was honestly my favorite part of the entire day. Joy was also a wealth of information regarding all aspects of our wedding day - we took all of her advice to heart and we're so glad we did. Our day was so special to us and she was a huge part of that. Thank you, Joy! Love, Aly & Kyle

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    To be involved in such a magnificent event was an honor, a pleasure and a delight. I am so happy for you two and will always remember your special day. xoxo-Joy

    Matthew

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  • Joy was amazing on our wedding day and really helped us to make sure everything went smoothly. She is the best!

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    I couldn't have been happier to officiate your wedding ceremony, Matthew. Wishing you and Kristina nothing but happiness, love, peace and prosperity from this day forward. Love and blessings, Joy

    Jenny

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  • My new husband and I are so glad that we found Joy and that she was the officiant at our wedding! Neither of us had attended many weddings, so we were unsure what we wanted our ceremony to look like. We didn’t even agree on how to say our vows! Joy had many great ideas, was very responsive when I emailed questions, and she created our dream ceremony! She flawlessly weaved scripture, stories about my husband and I, and blessings into our ceremony. I had many guests comment about how unique and meaningful the ceremony was. Thank you Joy!

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    Jenny and Nick, your wedding at the National Museum of Dance was so lovely, romantic and etherial. I was so happy to see the looks on your faces when you took your vows to one another. Wishing you a wonderful lifetime together, Joy

    Jaime

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  • If we could rank her higher than 5/5, we would. Joy was a true blessing on our wedding day. I wanted to have a friend marry us, but my fiance (now husband, yay!) wanted to hire a professional. Since meeting Joy at our initial meeting I think I have thanked him every day for his decision and persistence. I even thanked him and said "YOU WERE SO RIGHT" while walking up the aisle immediately after getting married, while our wedding party was still standing up there. That's how good she is. Truly... Worth every penny, and then some. Her sense of professionalism and knowledge of just the way things should go was truly priceless. I felt as though at the beginning of our rehearsal, between my family, my husband's family and all of our (bossy) friends plus our wedding planner, it was like herding cats. Joy immediately stepped up with much appreciated authority and knowledge and provided us with the guidance and direction we needed. My father and i learn by doing, therefore we asked 100 questi... Read more

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    Jaime and Jon, your words brought me to tears. Your love story inspired me. Your families delighted me. Being a part of your day is now one of my favorite memories. So much love to you both. xoxo-Joy

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