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Officiant in New York,
(917) 319-9303

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New York, NY
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(917) 319-9303

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  • 130 Reviews


    Michael

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  • Jeddah Vailakis is absolutely incredible. She put together the perfect ceremony for us. Jackie and I weren't 100% sure what we wanted in our ceremony. We joked that we wanted it to be 15 seconds... you do, I do, we do... let's start cocktail hour. Jeddah was so kind and patient, she said that it's tough being the center of attention but it's your wedding and helped us figure out the ceremony that we always wanted but just didn't know how to express it. We didn't make it easy on her... we want it to be fun but not funny, serious but not too serious, heartfelt but we don't want everybody crying, I think I said we want it "special" (most people can't take direction like "make it special" or "make it perfect" and pull it off... Jeddah did). Jeddah was able to take all of that and turn it into the perfect 20 minute ceremony that everyone at the wedding raved about... I'm so glad she talked us out of the 15 second version.

    sarah

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  • I am a wedding photographer and I met Jeddah at a client's wedding at Foxfire Mountain House, where we would be getting married a month later. My husband and I had decided to do a self-uniting, after we found out our original officiant was pregnant and due too close to our wedding to attend. As soon as I met Jeddah, I knew we needed to restrategize and hire her as our celebrant. Jeddah's energy is incredible, and exactly the kind of soothing calm and groundedness I wanted around us on our big day. I was SO delighted when she shared that she was free and willing to work with us. We spent a few Skype and email sessions sharing our story with Jeddah and filling out separate questionnaires that revealed a bit about us as a couple and about our attitudes toward marriage. Although she'd never met Sean and had only met me briefly, Jeddah felt like a natural part of our ceremony and so beautifully incorporated what she'd learned about us to make the ceremony feel deeply personal and tru... Read more

    Andrew

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  • A heartwarming experience for sure. She was professional, accommodating, punctual, and kind. She really made the ceremony feel like one of a kind.

    Chelsea

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  • Jeddah delivered our dream ceremony! We had the most amazing experience with her from start to finish. She put in so much time and effort to get to know us and our relationship, and she made our vision of a simple heartfelt ceremony come to life!

    Ashley

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  • From the moment we spoke with Jeddah, we knew we were the lucky ones in finding her. She just has this calming energy that immediately envelopes you, even via a Skype introduction phone call. My now husband and I were most looking forward to exchanging our own vows. There is something just so special about sharing such an intimate part of yourselves with your most trusted friends and family. As excited as we were, we were terrified! Terrified we would be a puddle of emotions, unable to focus in on the moment, or one spouse's vows would far exceed the other's. Jeddah took care of ALL of that...and then some. Even let us know how to tweak our vows to mimic more of the other one's flow (because we didn't want to hear the other's until the day of!). We had multiple Skype conversations over the 6 or so months leading up to the day. Talked about our concerns, or whatever evolved from there. It's so easy speaking to her. She has this total 'fairy godmother-esque' vibe. We got our 'homework... Read more

    Salah

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  • Working with Jeddah was a terrific experience. From our first meeting with her, we felt that she understood what we were looking for, and this carried through until the end. She was very helpful in guiding us through the process from start to finish, offering helpful advice and council along the way. During our event, Jeddah really helped make it a very special day through carefully chosen words that really helped set the tone and let us soak it all in. We are very grateful to have found Jeddah and to have had the opportunity to work with her. We would recommend her without hesitation. M & S

    Chris

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  • Jeddah worked with us in a very creative and personal manner. She was an integral part of making our ceremony uniquely our own, which will give us a lifetime of special memories. So many of our guests mentioned that they wished Jeddah had married them since she crafted such a moving ceremony! Some even thought she was a longtime friend since her words were so touching and personal. And one special moment was when she spoke a few words in Greek to honor my Greek relatives in attendance! We highly recommend Jeddah as a caring and supportive officiant for anyone’s wedding!

    Laura

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  • It is with the greatest pleasure that we give Jeddah a five star review as the officiant of our daughters fairy tale wedding in the Catskills mountains in Roxbury New York !! Her sensitivity ,grace and insight created the vessel of a story unfolding for all of our guests to revel in!!!! Tears flowed ..laughter poured from our family and friends faces !!! We cannot say enough wonderful things about this magnificent woman!!! Choosing her for your wedding is a choice that will last happily ever after Laura and Adam Weiss

    Julianna

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  • Working with Jeddah was the most wonderful experience. We knew that our ceremony would not be traditional, but after getting to know us and learning our story, Jeddah created a beautiful, personalized ceremony that made us laugh and cry and begin the happiest celebration of our lives. Many of our guests said it was the most memorable ceremony they had seen. Not only were her words thoughtful and meaningful to us, she also helped us be present on our big day. We can't recommend her enough!

    Laura

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  • Gifted. Full of grace ... in touch with a deep sense of embodied spirit My daughters ceremony was a story of love...with laughter funny moments and not a dry eye in the forest !!!! With gratitude Laura Weiss Woodstock ny

    Julianna

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  • Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us in order to write a beautiful ceremony that really spoke to us, made us laugh and brought all of our loved ones together. We were so happy with how it all turned out, and all of our guests could tell how happy we were. As you know, the ceremony was the one part I had nerves about before the big day, and writing my vows in particular, but you made the process so smooth and fun, and helped us remember what it was all about as we went along.. our love and starting our new lives together. I will never forget you asking us to look up into the trees before pronouncing us husband and wife, among many other memorable and special moments that helped us be present. Working with you was truly a gift, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work in making our dream ceremony come true!

    Sarah

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  • Jeddah was incredible! My family and friends just adored her, and she was excellent in creating a fabulous ceremony that was SO US! We laughed, cried, and were blown away by how personal and fabulous it was. We couldn't recommend her more!

    Mike

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  • Jeddah was great! We appreciated her thoroughness in preparing readings based off our answers to her questionnaire, and our ceremony was wonderful as a result.

    Stephanie

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  • Rick & I are so grateful for Jeddah. Our ceremony was beautiful! Our family and friends are still talking about the service. She really took the time to listen to us and got to know us on a personal level.

    Julia

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  • Jeddah was fantastic and we would give her more than 5 stars if we could! Working with her leading up to the wedding was great and she provided us tons of resources and options for me and my husband to go through to help us customize our ceremony. She helped us create a wedding that truly captured our personalities and the joy of our relationship. When I told her about how I was nervous standing in front of everyone she really helped to calm my nerves and made sure there were tissues nearby during the ceremony! We had numerous people tell us during the reception that the wedding ceremony was one of the best, if not the best, one they had ever attended since it was so heartfelt and personal. Thank you again Jeddah!
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