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Officiant in Albany, NY,
(518) 339-6304
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  • 65 Reviews


    Alyssa Gilhooly

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  • Claudia was actually the first vendor we hired. We knew as soon as we spoke with her over Skype that we wanted her to marry us. We were looking for someone to make our ceremony special, personal and memorable, and Claudia did all of that and more. She is professional, passionate and so clearly loves every part of what she does. Our ceremony was so perfect - our guests all told us it was beautiful!!! Thank you Claudia!!!!

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    Hi Alyssa. You and Jeff have an extraordinary love, and I had as much fun as you did celebrating it and helping you to tie the knot! I'm glad you were so pleased. All the best to you both!

    Peiyang Ding

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  • She listens to all of our requests and help us to achieve them :) Really appreciate it!

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    Thanks for your kind words, Peiyang. It was a real pleasure marrying you and Lissi! All the best to you both!

    Victoria

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  • If you want a ceremony that is thoughtful and personal and beautifully delivered then you want Chaplain Claudia as your officiant! We knew from the start that Claudia was the right fit for us, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Claudia really collaborated with us to make our ceremony special and unique, and our guests loved how personal and fun it was. She is a true professional and it's clear that she really cares about her couples.

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    Thanks so much, Tori! It was clear from the beginning that you and Justin were a couple that I would love working with... I'm so glad we worked together to create such a personal ceremony to celebrate you two! Congrats again!

    Alisha

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  • I can't say enough about Claudia! She was the 3rd officiant we had met but the minute my (now) husband walked out of the Panera after first meeting her, we were like omg...we just found the person whose going to marry us. She's personable, supportive, enthusiastic, a good listener...everything you want in your officiant! She's open to new ideas and we were able to make our ceremony truly our own. Guests are still raving about our ceremony. It was the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary, which is exactly what we were striving for. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is engaged and planning their wedding.

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    Alisha - Thanks so much for your kind words!! I knew from the first time we met that you & Andrew were a cool couple and I was just as excited to work with you as you were with me! So glad everything came together to give you the perfect ceremony for your big day!

    Kerry Conlan

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  • We feel absolutely blessed to have found Claudia. From the moment I spoke to her on the phone, I knew that we found the perfect person to marry us! Claudia knows exactly what to do. She is very organized, notably responsive, cheerfully professional, wholeheartedly kindhearted, and exceptionally gifted. One thing that really stood out to us was the time that Claudia put in to really get to know us. She creatively inputted a bit of our relationship history into our beautiful and sentimental ceremony. For example, it absolutely poured on our wedding day, but Claudia didn't see the rain; she saw a meaningful story. She told a tale of how it is impossible to untie a knot that is soaked in water. This was so appropriate not only due to the rain, but because we got married lakeside. Everything Claudia said or did stood out to make our special day one that we will treasure forever. Our guests spoke of how Chaplain Claudia Meyer made our ceremony momentous. We are forever grateful for her calm ... Read more

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    Kerry - Thank you so much for your heartfelt comments on my work. Your wedding was intimate and one-of-a-kind, and it was my honor to oversee the details and create a ceremony that celebrated your story! All the best to you and Mike!

    Beth Matzkin

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  • Claudia was more than we could ever hope for. She was attentive and understood our needs. We was able to take two different cultures and blend their traditions seamlessly into one beautiful ceremony. She was always well prepared and had plenty of availability to meet. We had many compliments on our wedding ceremony and none of that would have been possible without Claudia.

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    Beth - I'm so glad you were pleased with the ceremony. When I met you and Michael, I knew your cultures, traditions and family were so important and needed to be celebrated, but not in a way that would overshadow your relationship. Thanks for giving me a joyful challenge!

    Cindy

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  • Claudia was wonderful...we thought so and so did all of our guests! We met with Claudia several times and she gave us guidance, got to know us and offered up great suggestions to make our ceremony reflect "us". It was just the perfect wedding ceremony...personal, serious, humorous, traditional with lots of "us" throughout. The ceremony was the JOY of day and that was due in large part to Chaplain Claudia. Can't thank her enough for her energy, enthusiasm and her ability to keep everyone so calm, comfortable and smiling.

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    Cindy - It was a genuine pleasure getting to know you and Pat, and I'm so glad you were comfortable with making the ceremony both funny and romantic - because that's what you two are!! All the best!

    Jackie

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  • Claudia was absolutely amazing! As an anxious person, I knew I needed some handholding through this process and she did just that. It is very obvious when working with Claudia that she has many years of experience. Claudia is so organized and great with communication. She would call or email and perfectly lay out any information we needed to know. When I got the first draft of our wedding ceremony script, I instantly starting crying because she just knew exactly what we wanting. We did have some slight tweaks we wanting to make (just for our own preference, nothing that Claudia did wrong) and she was so open to any changes and was ready with suggestions. At the rehearsal, Claudia took charge and made sure that everyone was lined up correctly and standing where they needed to stand along with guiding us through how the ceremony was going to go. This made for a very efficient rehearsal along with just an incredible wedding day ceremony. We will never forget our wedding day and that is wi... Read more

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    Jackie - Wow! What an epic celebration your wedding turned out to be! Thanks for your review... it was so great working with you to create a ceremony that reflected you both... including the surprise arrival of Tyson (your dog!) with the rings during the ceremony! So glad I was able to contribute to making it such a great day!

    Laura Lyden

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  • Claudia performed a beautiful ceremony for us on edge of Lake George at the Sagamore ! She offered many suggestions, asked many questions and delivered a very personal ceremony. Our guests commented on how lovely it was and that it felt like she really knew us. We were a bit casual on the schedule for the rehearsal day of and the ceremony, even though we had a lot of moving parts, and Claudia really helped to manage everyone. She was a huge asset and we could not have had the beautiful day we did without her. Thankful and grateful for her involvement.

    Sarah

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  • We could not have had anyone better than Claudia for our wedding ceremony. When we first met it was over a Skype call but we knew right away we made the right choice. Claudia has such a wonderful energy and is so easy to communicate with. The way she understood my husband and I and what we were looking for in our ceremony made planning easy and stress free. She even made suggestions we would have never even thought of that we ended up using in the ceremony. The rehearsal went so smoothly and she was able to instruct everyone in an informative yet easy going manner. Even when rain changed things on our wedding day, she was quick to adapt and keep the ceremony flowing smoothly. We are truly grateful to have worked with someone who was able to understand so much about us and our love for each other. Family and friends can't say enough about how personal and beautiful our ceremony was. Thank you Claudia!

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    Sarah - Your words are exactly why I love doing this work!! So glad I was able to make things less stressful and help things flow smoothly... even when the rain fell! Your & Greg's love is amazing, and it was my privilege to come along and celebrate it!

    Erin

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  • Claudia was a pleasure to work with and we cannot recommend her enough! Claudia is passionate about her work and took the time to truly understand my husband and I. She asked thought provoking questions during our first meeting that made their way into a beautify crafted ceremony script! We used her wedding vow guide as a tool to create personalized vows, held a beautiful rose ceremony for our mothers and enjoyed her poem and blessing selections throughout. Claudia guided us throughout the entire process and we felt confident with her by our side. Thank you for helping make our wedding day a dream come true!

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    Awwww, Erin... you're making me blush! Your & Ricky's story and ideas about the ceremony were so fun to work with! Thanks for allowing me the chance to tell your story & celebrate your love!

    Caitlin

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  • Claudia was amazing, from the moment we first spoke until after our ceremony was done, and through every little detail in between!!! She goes above and beyond! We had a maid of honor dress disaster the day of rehearsal dinner. My MOHs dress got lost in the mail and we were going to buy a new one last minute, we called Claudia to push back our rehearsal time. She with out hesitation agreed and said no problem at all! She made our special day just as I was dreamed it would be!!! So many thanks to her! ❤️

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    Thanks, Caitlin! Your & Micheil's wedding was really something special! Thanks for choosing to work with me and celebrate in such a meaningful way! All the best to you both! Claudia

    Kristen

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  • I cannot recommend Claudia Meyer enough! What initially drew us to her was her very reasonable price point, and we were immediately confident with choosing her after our first phone conference. We wanted a completely non-religious ceremony and had several members of the LGBTQ+ community in our bridal party and in attendance as guests. Not once did we feel any pressure to include religious script nor that she would be in any way uncomfortable with any person that would be at our wedding. Claudia was professional, warm, and friendly with every single person she interacted with. Claudia was extremely organized and flexible. She also has an incredible personality - she’s the kind of person that immediately puts you at ease and gains your trust. This feeling is a welcome one during the wedding planning process. Throughout the process, Claudia provided helpful resources and was available for any questions we had. During the rehearsal, Claudia got to know our parents and bridal party by ... Read more

    Deb

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  • Claudia was perfect! So glad we found her. She is outgoing, well spoken, at ease, and professional.

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    Deb - Your love and commitment were so beautiful, even a torrential rainstorm couldn't dampen the mood! Thanks for trusting me to be a part of your big day!

    Michelle

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  • Claudia is amazing! From the first time we spoke on the phone, she was so helpful and open to what we were looking for. We also changed location last minute and she was great with it! She was always there for questions and support. Made the day smooth and perfect. Highly recommend Claudia!

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    Hi Michelle. Thank you for your kind words! Your "simple elopement" was simply beautiful! I was honored to be a part of your special day, and so glad you chose 'Simply Unforgettable Elopements' to marry & photograph you!!

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