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Officiant in Woodbury, NY,
(516) 785-4191
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    Christina

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  • April is an incredibly thoughtful, professional, and charismatic wedding officiant. She is truly collaborative, involving you in every step throughout the process of crafting a beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony. So many of my wedding guests came up to me and my husband and said that this was hands down the most touching and engaging wedding ceremony they have ever seen. If you want a meaningful, personal, and beautiful ceremony that you and your guests will always remember, than book Marie April Gismondi to be you wedding officiant!

    Melissa

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  • April is AMAZING!!! There was not a dry eye among our guests. She really delivered a heart felt and customized ceremony that really showcased the love me and my husband have for each other. We HIGHLY recommend her.

    Danielle

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  • April not only did our wedding ceremony but also was part of our first borns blessing. She personalized everything and truly listened to us! If I was still In ny she would have done something for my son as well! She is amazing and I'm so thankful to have worked with her!!

    Jessica

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  • It probably is not often that a vendor receives such high reviews in all categories, however, Marie April Gismondi was definitely deserving of all the stars we gave her! From day 1 she helped us along the way. She was able to answer all of our questions, and responded immediately to all emails and phone calls. She did a beautiful job at our ceremony. All of our guests loved her as well! We highly reccommend her services! Jessica & Jason Longo Oceanside, CA Hauppauge, NY

    Jennifer

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  • April is absolutely wonderful. From the moment my husband and I met her until the wedding was over, she was so warm and was always there to guide us through everything. She was so thorough and helped to keep me, as a crazed bride, organized. The most amazing talent that she has is that she was able to help us express what my husband and I felt for each other beautifully just by having a casual chat with us. Our family and friends still continue to speak of the lovely ceremony that she had done for us.

    Heather

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  • Pastor April was absolutely amazing to work with and helped make our wedding ceremony a personal, fun part of our wedding. She took the time to meet with my husband and I to sit down and really talk about what type of ceremony we wanted, our lives, our relationship etc and worked with us to create a ceremony that truly reflected who we were. (quirky ,serious, spiritual, funny). All along the way she was amazingly accessible through both phone and email and we were so happy with the final result. I would highly recommend her. . I appreciated her creativity, flexiblity and warmness and even though we only met the once before the ceremony felt like a friend was marrying us and not just someone we found on the internet.

    Jennifer

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  • Working with Pastor April was truly a dream. Going into the experience I had no idea how in depth planning a ceremony could be. While at first it seemed daunting she broke everything down and worked with us step by step. April asked a lot of questions so that she was able to incorporate a lot of us into the ceremony. She gave us tons of options so the ceremony felt like us. There was no final draft until we were comfortable with the outcome. On the day of the ceremony we had a ton of people complimenting us on the ceremony and on April herself. They loved how she read and how it was not a dry ceremony and unlike any they had heard before. When the ceremony is over April’s work is not done. She sent a follow up email with the UPS information to track our marriage license application. She also pointed me in the right direction on how to do the whole name change thing. I cant say enough good things about April, she was such a pleasure to work with and an honor to have her per... Read more

    Alexander

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  • We would highly recommend April. The ceremony was beautifully written and presented, and more importantly it was exactly what we wanted. April met with us several months before our wedding to get to know us. She knew exactly what questions to ask and she perfectly transformed our stream-of-consciousness answers into well-written prose for the ceremony. She captured exactly why we were getting married and managing to portray that to our guests. We saw a draft of the ceremony literally within hours of our first meeting, which was great as it gave us plenty of time to review it and makes any changes. Logistically, she was extremely flexible and willing to work with us on all aspects. She lives and works on Long Island, but we live and were getting married in the city. This was never a problem as she arranged times to meet with us in the city when her schedule permitted - and she was in the city often so it made it easy. Lastly, what could have been a huge nightmare ended up being ... Read more

    Holly

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  • I was so happy to have found April. We wanted a non-religious ceremony that was still meaningful and I had been having a hard time finding someone to do this. When I saw April's website I knew she was just what we were looking for. April met with us for about an hour and asked us questions and wrote up a personalized ceremony for us that day. We emailed back and forth to edit and in the end it was perfect. So many of our guests commented that it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever seen and for me it was one of the most memorable parts of our day. April is very talented at what she does (both writing and speaking) and she really made our day extra special!

    Joseph

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  • I will make this very simple...if you decide to utilize Pastor April services, you will NOT regret the decision. In fact, I have no doubt that you will look back and feel truly blessed that such a warm, caring, and understanding person presided over your special day. From the FIRST phone conversation, it was evident that she cared as much as we did about capturing the perfect words to say what we wanted to say to our family, friends, and to each other. What's more, Pastor April puts in the time and effort truly understand the two people being joined together. Her help throughout the ENTIRE process was the personification of "putting in the extra effort." She was equal parts officiant, wedding planner, and therapist throughout the time we worked together. In all 3 capacities, her assistance was absolutely invaluable. Finally, it's worth mentioning that after the ceremony was over, she made a point of coming up to the bridal suite (where we were eating and relaxing) to thank US f... Read more

    Irene

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  • The Pastor Marie April Gismondi was the best person possible to officiate our wedding, she was a calming presence and made it possible for both of us to feel very comfortable.We would recommend using April Gismondi as an officiant to anyone who is having their ceremony in a non traditional location (not a church). She did a great job as our officiant. We are so happy with the whole experience!. She is the best!. Highly recommend. Irene and Robert Ballesteros. 05/17/09

    Julie

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  • April was wonderful to work with. For us it was important that we have a spiritual rather than religious ceremony. The ceremony she prepared for us was beautiful and very much us. The whole process was just so easy and she is very responsive and flexible with all requests.

    Ivette

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  • Marie April Gismondi was the best. She went above and beyond. Our communications were very easy and to the point. I would / I want to get married again and not a change a thing - it was the most prefect ceremony. I could have not dreamed it better.

    Maria

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  • Pastor April was great. She was very helpful when we were writing our vows and preparing the ceremony order on our own. Her website is also very helpful with samples as well as information about name changes. She also guided us during the ceremony telling us what to do and where to stand. If it wasn't for that I'd be bumbling around not knowing what to do!! Definitely recommend her!

    Christine

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  • Pastor April was wonderful up to and through our wedding. Although she did tell me that I was running late and my violinists were going to leave. Not something you really should tell the bride right before she going to walk down the aisle. Especially when I was only 10 minutes late in arriving and my florist wasn't even done setting up. I think she was just trying to help, but what could I do. She should have been talking to the groom who was out there not me.

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    Thank you for all the stars! And I am sorry the timing concerns caused stress but I am also glad that we started right after we talked and were able to do the full 20 minute ceremony with music for the exit. We were scheduled for a 4pm start. Your musicians had to leave by 5pm for their next wedding. We were over a half hour late. The choice to start right away and do everything as planned, continue to wait and to shorten the ceremony in order to have recessional music, or to go without a recessional, I did not feel was mine to make without asking you. But as I said I am glad that everything worked out and was beautiful in the end.

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