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Officiant in Albany, NY,
(518) 339-6304
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    Ren Haight

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  • Claudia really made our wedding day special, she responded and replied quickly to messages and request and even gave us the idea where to do conduct our elopement ceremony. I highly recommend Chaplain Claduia Meyer!

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    Ren - Your elopement in downtown Albany was such a pleasure to be a part of! I'm glad you were pleased with having me officiate! All the best to you both! Claudia

    Meghan Felice

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  • When our original officiant stopped responding to our texts and emails less than 2 weeks prior to our ceremony, we gave Claudia a call. She responded almost immediately and with a weeks notice she was there for us on our wedding day! Granted our wedding was much smaller (definitely not what we originally planned due to covid), she made it very special for us! She was flexible with us when she arrived and the wedding party wasn't even dressed! She fit into our family and party very well on our wedding day. We could not have been happier with her service. :)

    Rebecca Dinkel

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  • Claudia is absolutely the officiant you should hire for your wedding. We were a COVID wedding and without her help and expertise we wouldn't have managed the ever changing tides of our wedding. We eventually had a socially distanced, outdoor, eight person wedding that we streamed. Everyone commented on how beautiful and moving the ceremony was and asked how we found our officiant. Just Wedding Wire and good luck, but if I could go back in time I'd make the same choice. What is great about Claudia is she will work with you as a couple and customize your ceremony to your needs. We were looking for a secular wedding, but didn't want a courthouse wedding that felt just like signing paperwork. We had no idea how to accomplish this, especially during COVID. She took the time to meet with us and get to know us as a couple and had a very helpful guide on how to write your own vows. The ceremony was so beautiful - we are going to frame a copy of it. Her delivery and charisma really brought a lo... Read more

    Elena Neumann

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  • Claudia is the best of the best. She was beyond responsive during the planning process and put in above and beyond effort to learn all about us in order to make our ceremony as personal as possible. She is fantastic! Highly recommend!

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    Elena - Thanks for your kind words! I loved everything about your beer-themed wedding! And we get to do it AGAIN next year!! Wohoo! Claudia

    Trinity

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  • Claudia was great from start to finish. She not only was our officiant but she gave us other referrals and ideas for our day.

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    Thank you, Trinity! Your private wedding at home with your children and those closest to you was just beautiful! I was so happy to be a part of your celebration!

    Derrell Waylon

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  • Chaplain Claudia was great to work with. Our elopement wedding was an awesome experience thanks to her. She is kind, caring professional and flexible - we were able to combine “traditional” wedding vows with “modern” vows.

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    Thanks so much, Derrell! Your simple but beautiful elopement was a dream - to work on and to witness! And remember, you're off to a great start! All the best!

    Kenneth Hulbert

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  • Right now in NY with everything being shut down because of this covid/flu issue we had to cancel the main wedding we had planned later on this year but contacted Chaplain Meyer an she was more then happy an willing to just come to our house an do a ceremony for us an got everything handled for us

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    Kenneth - Thanks for taking the time to write a review of my work. I'm so glad that I was able to help you out and get you married! Because #loveisnotcanceled!

    Patricia Reeder

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  • We’re so glad we had Chaplain Claudia as the officiant for our elopement! We decided to get married — by ourselves — on a very short timescale the week before Christmas 2019. We had *no* idea what we were doing, but our photographer (Nicole Nero) recommended Claudia, and we’re so lucky she did. Claudia put us at ease from our very first Skype chat. She worked with us to craft a personalized and heartfelt ceremony that was a wonderful, authentic celebration of our relationship.  And she made the *entire* process stress-free…she took the time to get to know us, really listened to our ideas, and then proposed some beautiful, customized ceremony options for us. We didn’t get to meet Claudia in-person until the day of our wedding, since we were coming in from out-of-town. There was a snowstorm the night before, and it was -17F the morning of.  But Claudia came prepared with snow gear, just in case, and wasn’t phased by the inclement conditions! Because we included handf... Read more

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    Patricia - Wow! Thank you for your lovely review of my work! Your wedding to Davis defied the cold weather by being one of the warmest and most loving elopements I've experienced in a long time!! It was an honor to be a part of such a wonderful event! I wish you both all the best! Claudia

    Amanda Herrera

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  • Claudia was amazing from start to finish. Very kind, professional and attentive. She was able to convey our love story in the most beautiful words only after our first phone chat. Delivered an emotional yet lighthearted and beautifully written ceremony to fit our style. She was able to incorporate our English/American heritages and traditions to blend well together. Claudia worked well with our other vendors to help make our vision come to life. She truly had the most important role of the day. We got so many compliments from our guests of how great she was and preformed a beautiful and touching ceremony. Thank you Chaplain Claudia Meyer!!!

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    Amanda - Thank you SO much for your review of my work. You & Matthew struck me from the beginning as a couple with much love and a great story to tell. I'm glad I was able to celebrate your love on your special day with your wonderful families present!! Claudia

    Nicole Wambach

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  • Claudia is a consummate professional. She is prepared for everything down to the last detail. Not one stone was left unturned nor was any of her process shrugged off. She is detail oriented and that is a huge plus. We felt upon first meeting her a sigh of relief as she not only put us first but also got to know us and really understand us. This attention to not only detail but personalities is what makes her uncommon. Her ceremony was written with such intention that many in our audience felt she had known us for years when in fact we had only known her briefly. Claudia is a coordinator too, and her ability to take the pressure off of us and allow us to focus on each other and the day made the difference. She is most of all patient. Claudia took the time with us both in planning and on our day to make sure we were not only set with everything but all the details and our headspaces. Claudia brings a adaptable personality to her roll which we found truly refreshing and pleasant... Read more

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    Thanks so much for your review, Nicole! I think you know I adored our Halloween-themed wedding and how invested you and Nick were in making it a fun celebration! I'm glad that you were happy with my work. But don't let it get out that I had a beer with your husband pre-ceremony... I don't do that with everyone!! ; )

    Allison

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  • First I have to say we were constantly given compliments about how awesome Claudia was for our ceremony. You can really tell she loves doing what she does and that just makes for an amazingly beautiful ceremony. She really wants you to have the wedding of your dreams. And she makes it happen. Before the ceremony she was checking up on us to make sure we were doing good and if we needed anything. Not only is Claudia a fantastic officiant, but a truly amazing friend.

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    Allison, thanks for taking the time to review my work. I'm so glad you loved your ceremony! I took it as a personal challenge to put as much of my heart & soul into your ceremony as you put into your wedding planning & decor! Together we made a great team! Thanks again for trusting me!

    Ashley Brackett

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  • Working with Chaplain Claudia was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We have talked to a few other officiants before Claudia and they just did not feel right. When we met Claudia we knew we found the perfect match for us. Claudia really knew what she was doing and was a huge help when we had no idea what we were doing. She is very easy to work with and tailors everything to be exactly how you want. She definitely has a lot of experience and is great at what she does, and it is clear she loves doing it. She gave us deadlines when we needed to have things to her which was very helpful with staying on track when things got crazy with planning other things. She really walked us through the whole process so we knew what was going on the day of the wedding. Her price is very fair also. After our wedding we got so many compliments on how great she was. We will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant.

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    Oh, Ashley.... thanks so much for your kind words! I really do enjoy guiding couples through a process that is completely new to them... and I'm glad my service made your day smooth and successful! All the best to you and Greg!!

    Danielle

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  • I would HIGHLY recommend Claudia! When we first met I had so much resting on my shoulders and the biggest weight was choosing the best Officiant. My husband and I were BLOWN AWAY with her expertise, service and dedication to us! She's super flexible with meeting places and times, super detail oriented and even offers advice! Our ceremony script took hard work and time to put together and she made sure it was unique but most importantly, shed light on how our journey truly began and how it will continue to grow. Something like this that was so complex to me, she made very easy and that weight was lifted! Super thankful for Claudia and her dedication to making this a breeze for us!

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    Danielle - Working with you and Nick to create a "lightly religious" but personal ceremony was a delight! Thanks for your review... I'm so glad I was able to lift that weight off your shoulders! All the best to you both!

    Leah Swett

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  • We were absolutely thrilled with Chaplain Claudia, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect person to officiate our wedding. She was eager to meet with us beforehand and discuss our vision for the day, and she was reassuring and warm throughout that meeting as she could probably tell we were feeling a little overwhelmed. On the day of the ceremony she helped calm us and gently remind us of timing while offering to help in any way she could so that things went smooth. And they truly did go perfectly. She has a gentle yet commanding presence and nearly everyone commented afterwards what a great job she did. We feel so grateful that we found her. And did we mention she gives THE BEST hugs?! We cant recommend her enough. Thank you for everything Chaplain Claudia!

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    Awwww, Leah... you're making me blush! I'm so very pleased that our paths crossed and I had the privilege of conducting your ceremony! It was truly a special event, and all the planning and work you put into it showed! Congratulations again! Claudia

    Brandon F. Terrizzi

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  • Because my brother-in-law was going to officiate our ceremony (and not a religious figure), we felt completely overwhelmed with the task of writing our own ceremony. We knew we wanted something meaningful and special, and that pressure was just enough to stifle our writing creativity. We're so glad I found Chp. Claudia - she was such a joy to work with! Despite having all our meetings online, she immediately put us at ease. Having served as a hospital chaplain for most of her career, she knows how to see and understand people immediately. In just a few short minutes of chatting on the phone, we felt that she had read "us" so well, and had wonderful suggestions for our ceremony that felt really tailored to who we are as a couple. When our ceremony was cancelled due to COVID-19, she reached out to let us know how sorry she was and to offer support. I only wished we lived in NY state so she might have been able to officiate our much smaller COVID wedding! Can't recommend her highly enough... Read more

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    Brandon (and Kendra) - Thank you for your kind review! I really enjoyed connecting with you both (and your brother!) and felt privileged to be allowed to get to know you and write your ceremony! I wish you all the best...and hope to meet face-to-face one day!
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