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Officiant in Albany, NY,
(518) 339-6304
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    Danielle

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  • Claudia was awesome from the very first time we met her! She responded to my inquiry immediately and was incredibly accommodating! We were planning our wedding in the Capital Region, but we live an hour and a half away. Claudia set up our first meeting at a location halfway between both towns, and was flexible in scheduling our second meeting for a time when we were already in the area meeting with our venue. At our first meeting, we felt comfortable with her right away. She took a genuine interest in our story and in our expectations for our ceremony. Claudia did not just hand us vows that we would be using, but instead helped us incorporate our own unique touches into the ceremony. The result was a breathtaking ceremony that fit our relationship perfectly. We selected vows that perfectly described our relationship, but did not realize how emotional they would be to say in front of all of all friends and family until it was time to recite them. I was fighting back tears throu... Read more

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    Wow. Just Wow. Thank you, Danielle, for your wonderful words! I knew that you and Anthony were looking for something "out of the ordinary" for your wedding, and I'm so glad our paths crossed and we were able to work together to make your dreams come true! I wish you both all the best!

    Katie

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  • We hired Claudia for our wedding on 4/21/2018, and I’m so glad we did! Several of our guests commented that she was the perfect balance of seriousness and humor, and we absolutely agree. She was very easy to work with and was super organized helping us talk through ideas. Our ceremony was so special to us, and we’re so grateful to her for all the work she put in making it absolutely perfect!

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    Hi Katie. Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review! Knowing that John is a writer, I wanted to make your ceremony extra special... I'm so happy to hear that you (and your guests) were pleased with how it all turned out! All the best!

    Katelyn

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  • Claudia did a wonderful job with our wedding, she wrote a beautiful unity candle ceremony! She is one of the kindest spirits I have ever met and you can tell joining people together in marriage is her passion in life

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    Thank you so much, Katelyn!! Your winter wedding ceremony was really special, and I was honored to be a part of your big day! Hooray! You did it!

    Nicole

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  • Chaplain Claudia was very interested in creating an experience that was both unique and comfortable.

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    Nicole - Thanks for your nice words. Your & Calvin's wedding was a fabulous tribute to his service in the Marines and to your love and relationship! I has a great time being a part of legalizing your union. Congrats again!

    Jenn

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  • Claudia was very professional and organized. She guided us through our specific vision for our ceremony, and we were very specific and picky. We highly recommend Claudia

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    Hi Jenn.... You were not picky.... just selective and knew exactly what you wanted! I'm so glad that your "epic" ceremony turned out to be all that you hoped it would be! You two deserve all the happiness the universe can give! Congrats again!

    Desiree

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  • While looking for a non-denominational chaplain for our wedding we came across Claudia. She had excellent reviews and when we first met with her it was very evident why. Claudia truly loves what she does and enjoys creating the perfect ceremony. She offered us many different ideas, options, and things we could do with our ceremony that we never even thought of doing. She customized the most amazing, heartfelt, and personalized ceremony we could have ever dreamt of. Many of our guests said that it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever witnessed. It is very evident that Claudia puts in a large amount of time to make the ceremony script perfect. She was very helpful with the rehearsal dinner. She could sense that I was very nervous about the weather on the wedding day and offered her grandmother's rosary. She uses her grandmother's rosary to help keep the rain away for the ceremony if there is ever a chance of rain. She told me to hang it from a branch on a tree outside... Read more

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    Desiree - Thank you for your kind words! Yes, your wedding was an amazing celebration of your love... thanks for allowing me to be a part of your special day!! The butterfly flitting around during your sunny ceremony is a memory that I will cherish forever! All the best to you both! Claudia

    Teri

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  • My first encounter with Claudia was at a funeral. I arrived late and only heard her for the last 5 minutes. I was amazed. I found I needed her services shortly after that for my mothers funeral. Again, she was amazing. I knew that following November when I got engaged, she was the one to perform the service. She is funny, caring, professional and most importantly she listens. She does everything she can to make your ceremony exactly what you want!

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    Wow, Teri.... I had forgotten the details about how you met me for the very first time... I'd say the universe had a hand in bringing us together, wouldn't you? Your wedding was filled with so much fun and joy... I'm thrilled that I got the chance to be a part of it!! Thanks for sharing...

    Jillian

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  • If you’re looking for a wedding officiant than look no further, she’s here! From the moment my husband and I met Claudia we knew she was what I had been tirelessly looking for. Our venue did not have a wedding coordinator or someone to assist with ceremony specifics which was not a problem for her. Although she had never performed a ceremony at our venue before she took the time to familiarize herself with it and took initiative when necessary. Claudia put together an incredible ceremony with a mix of traditional and non traditional pieces that really expressed who we are as a couple and created a feeling of warmth and love during our ceremony. In my opinion, she went above and beyond and we cannot thank her enough. Book her and you won’t be disappointed! Jillian & Daniel

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    Thanks for reviewing me, Jillian! I really enjoyed working with you and Daniel, and am happy to say that I'm booked to work again at your venue several times this year! All the best to you both!

    James

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  • Claudia was fantastic! She was incredibly easy to work with, matched the vibe that we were going for, and delivered an amazing, heartfelt and sincere ceremony. We received compliments from guests as well. We were lucky to have her!

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    Thanks for your review, James! Your wedding to Hillary was quintessentially "classy yet relaxed," and I'm so glad we met and connected so I could be a part of your big day!

    Lisa

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  • Claudia was a great officiant! She was very sweet and professional and made our day perfect!

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    Thanks, Lisa! Your & Roxy's close friends-and-family-only wedding was so very special... and reminded me why I love intimate celebrations like yours! Congrats again!

    Imbi

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  • It was a pleasure working on our wedding ceremony with Claudia. My husband and I immediately felt connected to her after we first met! We knew some of the elements we wanted to include, Claudia talked us through other ideas and elements, explaining what they were but never pushing up to include anything in particular. After our ceremony, many of our family and friends commented on how beautiful and personal it was, and how sincere and warm Claudia was. Thank you Claudia, for helping us create the type of ceremony we wanted! We would recommend Claudia as a wedding officiant to other couples in a heartbeat!

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    Imbi, Thank you so much for taking the time to review my work! I'm so glad the ceremony was exactly as you wanted it. Your love story was just so beautiful, and I enjoyed getting to know you and celebrating your love!

    Marlene Ann Yantz

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  • Claudia made our wedding experience so much fun. She gave us ideas that were different from the traditional wedding. It was like a friend was marrying us as she made us feel so comfortable.

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    Thanks, Marlene! Your wedding was the best of everything... family & friends, love for each other, and a good dose of humor! All the best to you and Finn!

    Kelsey

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  • We are so happy we found Claudia! We spoke to numerous officiants and no one seemed special enough to be a part of our wedding day. But her warm and loving spirit is perfect for celebrating love. She allowed us to customize our ceremony and gave us guidance along the way. Our ceremony felt very special as a result. We got so many compliments from our guests- some said it was the best ceremony they've ever been to! Claudia is easy-going and very professional. It was a joy to have her on our team. There was threat of rain and on the eve of our wedding and Claudia loaned me her Grandmother's rosary beads to hang out my window (an old tradition to stave off wedding-day rain). The rosary beads worked because the rain held off just in time for our reception inside! We highly recommend Claudia:)

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    Kelsey - Thanks for the kind review, and I, too, am so happy the rain held off and allowed your celebration to be outside in nature as you envisioned!! You & Logan have the BEST families, and I really enjoyed being a part of both your planning process and your actual wedding!

    Sara

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  • Claudia was absolutely amazing. From the first meeting we had with her she made sure that my husband and I were comfortable and that we got everything we wanted.My husband and I knew we wanted a unique ceremony that combined our faiths in an interfaith ceremony and she did a wonderful job. She wrote our wedding ceremony and it was unique and was tailored to us. Everyone commented how wonderful our ceremony was. Claudia also provides you a copy of the ceremony so you always have it as a keepsake. She is highly recommended and is so passionate about all the ceremonies she puts together.

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    Sara, Thanks for your review... and for allowing me to celebrate your unique story! I has a lot of fun working with you and your fiance (now husband!). All the best to you both!

    Hallie

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Asking Claudia to officiate our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! She brought professionalism, organization and most importantly her warm heart showing how much she loves doing what she does. We were provided with scripts before hand which she adapted to suit our wishes and she gave us ideas for the structure of our vows. I couldn't have asked for anything better and will be recommending her to everyone I know!

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    Hallie, Working with you and Will was one of my great pleasures this year. Your intimate elopement was so very special... I'm so glad you were pleased! It was a lot of fun being a part of your special day!

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