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Officiant in Ithaca, NY,
(607) 280-2803
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    Mary Conroy

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  • Ben was amazing and such a professional. He had so many different options available for the ceremony, and was so flexible to things that we wanted to include. He also was so helpful with suggestions for how things would flow, and was quick to respond when I had a million stupid questions as we approached the big day. He also has a such a warm and calming presence, which helped with any nervousness during the ceremony. He was absolutely the perfect choice for us, and I highly recommend him!

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    Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! That was such a sweet and romantic time. I loved your story and what a perfect day. Plusssss! That adorable super sweet little rescue pup. I told my girlfriend Hannah abt her (I think it’s a her?). Congratulations you two, and thanks again for including me. ❤️

    Caitlin

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  • Benjamin is an incredible officiator and writer - at least of wedding ceremonies if nothing else. From first contact to assistance after the wedding and every single step between he was our ideal officiator. He was helpful, kind, and passionate about his job. He even helped when we had some technical problems setting up a livestream for family and friends and assisted with staging things nicely for the ceremony. If you are looking for an officiator in the Finger Lakes, this is your guy. You will not regret it.

    Angela

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  • My fiancé and I were so lucky to have Benjamin be the officiant for our Wedding Ceremony a few weeks ago. Planning a wedding is stressful and Benjamin made this portion so easy. He was fantastic at communicating with us and was extremely prompt at answering all of our questions. He gave us some options and examples of how we could structure the ceremony and some choices for the wording of the whole event. My fiancé and I wrote our own vows and Benjamin was so flexible and let us create the ceremony that fit our style and beliefs. He was absolutely wonderful to work with. We felt so comfortable and calm with him officiating our special day! He was so professional and we are so grateful that we chose him. We'd recommend Benjamin to everyone!

    Cheyenne Chauvin

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  • Trying to plan a ceremony in 2020 is something else but Benjamin was amazing! He made everything simple to plan remotely and our ceremony was truly beautiful! I highly recommend him!

    Rachel Ray

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  • Benjamin created the perfect ceremony for us! He listened to what we wanted, was warm and attentive, and made us feel comfortable at all points in the process.

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    Thanks so much you guys! I’m sure I will see you around, and so cool Daniel is your brother - He’s the best!

    Destiny Metzler

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  • My fiancé and I were looking for a short, sweet and non-traditional ceremony. Ben was so easy to work with and put together a ceremony that was exactly what we were looking for! He was available for questions always and we are so thankful for him! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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    Thanks so much you guys!! So nice to be there for you and your family. Beautiful setting there and happy I could help create the day you were looking for.

    Bethany

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  • Benjamin was a great officiant for our wedding! He made a point to get to know me and my husband before the wedding, even though we were so far away from where the wedding took place. He helped us personalize our ceremony, making it as beautiful, and as special as we wanted it to be! He was also such a calming presence when I was in panic mode the night of rehearsal when we were double-booked at the venue! He went right with the flow and helped me in any way he could!

    Jennifer

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  • Benjamin did a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony! Everyone commented on how very "us" the ceremony was and that they loved how personal the ceremony was. Benjamin was a very calming presence at our wedding. He did a amazing job writing a story about us based on the emails my husband and I sent him. He was truly a pleasure to work with! We highly recommend Benjamin to officiate your wedding-He will make your ceremony so special. Thank you so much Benjamin for helping make our wedding day so perfect!!

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    Hi Jen and Eric!! You two have, and are creating a fantastic story! What a fun and romantic ceremony.. beautiful spot and wonderful people. Thanks so much!

    Annie Molodetz

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  • Ben is a truly kind and genuine person who created a personalized and special ceremony that was one of a kind and completely authentic to us as a couple. He was extremely responsive, flexible, professional, and open to designing a ceremony just for us. He made us feel so comfortable during a stressful time and having him stand up with us in front of our friends and family meant the world. Thank you, Ben!!

    Katrina Anderson

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  • I contacted Benjamin after another officiant cancelled on us two months out. I thinks things worked out for the better! He was so patient with us and was very available to ease any of my worries. He had no problem editing the script to match us and our wants. On our wedding day he was very professional and I everyone was complimenting his calm reading style.

    Kimi

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  • Benjamin was absolutely wonderful to work with from beginning to end. During our phone conversations, we noticed was his calm persona, he is very thorough, and has everything under control. This is a huge help on the day of the wedding when things were hectic. I did not anticipate 'leaning' on him so much when it came down to the time of the ceremony, but 100% Benjamin had things under control. We could not have asked for a smoother or more memorable ceremony. All of our family members loved the words be brought to our ceremony. It was truly a blessing that we found him and we could not be happier.

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    Thanks so much, Kimi!! Loved being there in that special place with your cute families... happy the rain cleared up for us just at the right time - could hear the birds chirping through the screen doors during the ceremony. Very happy to help out. Congratulations!! You two are so in love

    Paul Yakel

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  • We contacted Ben to officiate our ceremony in Utica, NY which was a bit of a distance from where he lives. From the very first phone call, he was fully invested and willing to work with us. Even with the distance (we live in Albany), we felt we had the opportunity to get to know Ben and for him to get to know us as a couple. We took time to Skype and figure out what we wanted out of a ceremony. The first time we actually met was at our rehearsal and for the remainder of the weekend, Ben was part of our family and wedding weekend! His ceremony was heartfelt and genuine and captured everything we wanted to say to each other. Ben was the perfect addition to our perfect wedding weekend! We couldn't have chosen anyone more fitting to kick off our journey together. Thanks, Ben!!

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    Awww you guys were so the best! Thank you so much for including me in your wedding day and weekend!!

    Elizabeth

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  • We absolutely adore Benjamin! He was amazing from the very start. We knew as soon as we met him that he was the one. He is a very sweet man and we would hire him again in a heartbeat. I was a worried bride and Benjamin was there and very responsive to all my emails and calls. He also took the time to walk me through the ceremony many times over the phone. I am glad we decided to have him at the rehearsal the night before. He knew exactly what he was doing and lifted so much weight off our shoulders. We had many compliments on how amazing our officiant was. His voice is so soft and calm which makes the ceremony that more beautiful! We couldn't have found a better officiant for our big day. I highly recommend him to anyone.

    Cassandra

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  • Benjamin was amazing since the first day we talked to him. We "met" him the first time over video chat since we lived 10+ hours away. Benjamin was always very responsive and wrote the most beautiful ceremony. We cannot talk him enough for being part of our magical day!

    Kimberly

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  • Benjamin is amazing so work with! He is so kind and does a wonderful job writing vows and making your ceremony unique! Thank you so much, it was a pleasure working with you!
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