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Officiant in Albany, NY,
(518) 339-6304
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    Kate M.

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  • Claudia is the most personable and caring individual in the business. She took her time to really get to know me and my now husband to ensure our wedding ceremony was personal and meaningful. She added the best little jokes in ceremony to ensure that everyone left with a smile on their faces, her write-up of our ceremony was so beautiful once it all came together! Claudia really took charge of the rehearsal and made sure that everyone participating knew their roles and responsibilities, and let me tell ya she even got the little kids to behave! Claudia worked really well with the DJ, and Photographer and Day-of-Coordinator to ensure everything went off without a hitch! We had two meetings before the wedding and at each step she was extremely professional, knew what questions to ask, and made the experience fun and unforgettable! Highly recommend Claudia for your wedding needs and services!!!

    Michele J.

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  • Chaplain Claudia assisted us in making our elopement even more special than it already was by sharing a poem she felt sent such a powerful message of love. She was upbeat and engaged with our happiness. I would recommend if you are looking for someone to officiate your wedding, she is your person. Look no further!

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    Thanks, Michele, for your kind review! Your "vacation-that-turned-into-an-elopement" was simply wonderful! It was so fun to be a part of your happiness, and I'm glad you were pleased with my service! All the best to you both! Claudia

    Paul J.

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  • Claudia was responsive from the initial contact. She traveled several hours to the mountains to officiate our ceremony. She was professional yet she gave us the ability to do what we wanted.

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    Thanks so much for your review, Paul! I love that your planned getaway to the woods turned into the perfect time to elope!! It was a pleasure helping you to tie the knot in such an intimate setting! Congrats and thanks again!

    Sara

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  • Claudia was an absolute superstar on our big day. She made us feel so comfortable and really touched us with her kind thoughtful ceremony. Will would 100% recommend her!! Cannot thank you enough Claudia for making our day so special :-)

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    Thank you, Sara, for your kind review! You & Rich chose an amazing location for your vey private wedding... I'm glad I was able to bring an equally stunning ceremony to help you tie the knot! All the best to you both! Claudia

    Ashley

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  • She made it PERFECT!! My husband and I eloped- I planned our wedding in 2 weeks and was so nervous that something would go wrong...when I contacted different ministers to see who was available, Claudia was the only one who responded with ENTHUSIASM and she was SO ORGANIZED it made me feel so comfortable hiring her!! I heard from her immediately and regularly. Any questions I had were answered right away, and she really goes above and beyond to make sure the wedding is exactly how YOU want it to be. She made my day PERFECT!!! Thank you Claudia!!!

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    Oh, Ashley... it was an honor to get to know you through the process of planning your intimate wedding! It was really wonderful to be a part of your super-secret ceremony and see the love between the two of you! I know you'll have many years of happiness together! Claudia

    Ashley

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  • She made it PERFECT!! My husband and I eloped- I planned our wedding in 2 weeks and was so nervous that something would go wrong...when I contacted different ministers to see who was available, Claudia was the only one who responded with ENTHUSIASM and she was SO ORGANIZED it made me feel so comfortable hiring her!! I heard from her immediately and regularly. Any questions I had were answered right away, and she really goes above and beyond to make sure the wedding is exactly how YOU want it to be. She made my day PERFECT!!! Thank you Claudia!!!

    Ren H.

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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

    Samantha W.

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  • Claudia is truly amazing, right from the beginning Claudia was so helpful and accommodating! I had the most gorgeous Fall Elopement and its because of Claudia and her team that made it so special and easy. Highly recommend!!

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    Oh my goodness, Sammy! Working with you an Tyler was a dream.... and we lucked out with an absolutely beautiful *peak foliage* day for your wedding! I'm so glad we connected and that I was able to have a part in making your intimate wedding so perfect!

    Katelyn F.

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  • When we were planning our wedding, finding an officiant seemed like one of the more difficult decisions but we instantly bonded with Claudia. She is sweet, professional, and really takes the time to know you as a couple. It felt like a genuine discussion and she sincerely cares about you. We had a major last-minute change in plans due to COVID and she was very accommodating; she even made me feel better while I was stressed about the changes. Most importantly. she gave us an absolutely beautiful wedding ceremony. We already hired her next year for a vow renewal! I would recommend her to anyone.

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    Thanks, so much, Katelyn! You and Cody had an amazing plan for your wedding from the start, and then we had to move to "Plan B," but you guys took it in stride and I was so glad things turned out the way they did! Your wedding was one of the most relaxed and fun celebrations I've ever been a part of! And I can't wait to celebrate with you again next year!

    Keryn

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  • Chaplain Claudia was perfect - she helped make our small ceremony this year in Cooperstown special and run so smoothly. She's been dependable and amazing from the beginning, and in particular since we decided to postpone the larger celebration to next year. She provided us with different options to really let us tailor the ceremony to something that fits us - we are so happy we hired her and can't wait to have the larger ceremony with her in July!

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    Keryn - Your wedding at the Otesaga was lovely beyond compare... and you were a joy to work with! I wish you all the best and I, too, look forward to celebrating again with you next year! Claudia

    Meghan F.

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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. :)

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    Meghan - I'm so glad we connected and I was able to help out with your wedding... even on short notice! I enjoyed getting to know you and your family (even those dialing in on Zoom!) and marrying you! Claudia

    Rebecca D.

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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

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    Oh, Rebecca! Thank you for your glowing review! I really enjoyed getting to know you & Aaron and helping reduce your stress about your COVID wedding. It ended up being so very personal and meaningful... exactly what you two deserve! All the best to you both! Claudia

    Elena N.

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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 W.

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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!
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