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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

    Samantha Wilcox

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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 Finneran

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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 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. :)

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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 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

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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 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!

    Katie Huntington

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  • Claudia did an amazing job! We decided to elope because of Covid, and she helped make our tiny, unassuming wedding feel more special. She offered support and advice when we were writing our own vows, and encouraged us to tailor our ceremony to fit our specific needs and desires. I would recommend her to anyone!

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    Katie, I'm so glad that your simple elopement during COVID felt so special! Because #loveisnotcanceled ! All the best to you both!

    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!! ; )

    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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