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Officiant in Haledon,
(609) 651-6933
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    Carroll Elizabeth

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  • Michael made all the hard parts of getting married easy! He’s so nice and understanding and is very helpful when it comes to actually writing your vows and such. He goes above and beyond!

    Brian

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  • Michael performed our wedding ceremony on 1/12/2020 and was absolutely perfect. He wrote several drafts of the ceremony and worked with us to customize it to exactly what my wife and i were looking for. We had about 100 people, and several people complimented to us that it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they went to. Michael was great, and did an amazing job. Thank you Michael for all your help - we were very lucky to have you.

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    I was lucky that our paths crossed! Thanks so much for your kind words... you were a joy to work with and I'm so glad your ceremony was enjoyable for you and your guests. It was a beautiful day (especially for a January day) and I was happy to have been a small part of it. On to the future!

    Gary Savarese

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  • Michael was a great. My wife and I were very happy. We discussed the ceremony twice on the phone with Michael and he answered every question we had in addition to making some suggestions. We were able to build a ceremony incorporating what we wanted along with Michael's sentiments. On wedding day, Michael showed up 1/2 hour before the ceremony started and presided over a very beautiful, wonderful ceremony. His words were great, had meaning and his way put everyone at ease. It really was everything we could ask for! Thank you Michael.

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    Lisa and Gary: Congratulations on celebrating such a great moment... and for your kind words! It was my pleasure to have shared a part of your day and I'm so glad this worked out well for you. What a pretty place... an intimate gathering... memories for all of us to hold forever!

    Nicole

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  • Michael was the officiant for our wedding and he was the talk of the party. Our guests loved the way he told the story of how my husband and I met and how our relationship developed over time. Michael was truly a great person to work with. He was extremely organized, responsive, and just very kind and patient. He even helped us after our wedding with paperwork related information which was very helpful as much of the paperwork can feel overwhelming. Great officiant with a great sense of humor and heart.

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    Nicole: Thanks so much for a terrific review... That was a wonderful gathering and I'm so glad everyone enjoyed your ceremony. Yay! You did it! With style... and poise... and plenty of support from your friends and families. You're on your way into the future! Thanks again... cheers, Michael

    Courtney

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  • We found Michael through his wife, Celia after many interviews with a handful of officiants. My husband and I were relatively confident in the type of ceremony we wanted - personalized to us and our story, not heavily religious, but flexible enough to respect both of our religious backgrounds and traditions (I was raised Catholic, my husband Jewish). After the first phone conversation with Michael, we felt he had the right personality to deliver our story - sensitive and sentimental but with a touch of humor. We wanted people to walk away thinking our ceremony was personalized, unique and sentimental, while enjoying a few laughs. After our initial call, Michael sent us a questionnaire to fill out on our ends so he could get a good sense of our story from either side. We sent those back and within a few weeks, we received a generic timeline of how our ceremony would go. He was open to hearing our thoughts and edits (and we made many!) He was respectful and responsive upon new... Read more

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    Courtney and Stephen: Thank you so much for the kind words... for all of your effort in writing a wonderful review! It sounds like we accomplished just what we set out to do... perfect. It was a terrific moment you will remember forever and such an honor for me to have been a mall part of it. Oh... and I'm glad you received the package after the wedding (I'm never quite sure if they make it.). My best for a terrific journey ahead! Cheers, Michael

    Jaclyn

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  • Michael was an amazing officiant for our wedding! He officiated my husband's cousin's wedding several years ago and he did such a phenomenal job that it always stuck out in my mind. When we got engaged, we made sure to find who he was and booked him as soon as we had our wedding date set! He collaborates with you to create the ceremony and does such a great job in making everything personal, keeping the audience engaged and including a little bit of humor. We felt that our ceremony turned out perfect and so many of our guests remarked on how great it was afterwards! We could not have asked for a better officiant.

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    Jaclyn: I couldn't have asked for a better review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. Feedback like this is a great way for any of us who do this to know we're "on the right track"... You've mentioned all of the points that are part of my goal: to add some humor, to tell a fun story, to coax your guests into "leaning forward." Happy autumn to you both... just around the corner!

    Seamus Dubuss

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  • Michael officiated our wedding on 5/25/19 and did an amazing job. Our initial inquiry and call was with Celia Milton which went great. She responded to my e-mail immediately and provided her availability and we had a call that night. We discussed everything we wanted in an officiant and after our conversation we know that Celia was the officiant we wanted. She was not available but Michael was. Between the two of them they have officiated thousands of weddings – they are as experienced as you will find anywhere. We set up a call with Michael a week later (Celia told him everything we had already discussed) and it went great. He REALLY wanted to get to know us so the ceremony could be as personalized as possible. He also provided a ton of outlines/samples scripts/readings which really helped with the planning process and took a ton of stress off of us. We completed some information sheets so Michael could personalize our story. After choosing our readings he sent us the scripts. After... Read more

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    Lara and Seamus: WOW! Thank you so much for taking the time to add your thoughts here! You were both a joy to work with and it's gratifying to know that the ceremony started your evening off with a bang. That's what we always want... your feedback lets me know all of our efforts were in the right place. My best to you both... congratulations on such a marvelous new beginning! M

    Bayana Garzone

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  • Everything was great! A cute little gift, attention to all the details, advises and "nos" when needed. Michael was very tactic. He took care of all the little details nonchalantly from taking the bridal bouquets to "disappearing" right after "you may kiss the bride", so we could be alone with the view behind us. I loved it. Thank you, Mike!

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    Bayana and Anthony: A wonderful experience... your wedding! Thank you so much for your kind words here === it was a really pretty day with a great backdrop... for both of you to give all of us a glimpse into the wonderful life and relationship you have. Thanks for the view! Congratulations once again === yay!

    Shea

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  • Michael was wonderful during our entire process of finding an officiant, working through the ceremony script, and then the overall ceremony itself. Even after only meeting Michael via Skype once and the remaining communications over email, we felt like we got to know each pretty well leading up to our big day -- in fact the majority of our guests came up to us at the reception to compliment our ceremony and ask if Michael was an uncle. He was also extremely helpful as he walked us through NJ's complicated marriage license process. This was a major reason we chose to work with Michael instead of going with a close friend as an officiant. While we were worried our ceremony wouldn't be personal enough, we were blown away with how personal Michael was able to make everything feel. Michael's humor and candor added so much to our special day and we are so happy we decided to work with him.

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    Shea: Your words are simply wonderful === THANK YOU! It was such an honor to have been a part of this great celebration ... of YOU and the start of all the wonders to follow... Amazing things ahead for both of you === Cheers and all of the best, Michael

    Anthony

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  • The best. Thank you Anthony and joe

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    Wow, you're really prompt in sending over your thoughts! This is great... thank you so much for your kind words. Give those little furry friends a squeeze, too... yes, even Gizmo. I with you 31+31+31+... more years of love, happiness, and friendship! Cheers, Michael

    Michelle

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  • We can't thank Michael enough! He did such an incredible job narrating our story and directing our ceremony. We received so many compliments from guests, asking if we knew him because the ceremony included such personalized and genuine storytelling. It was also a pleasure connecting throughout the planning process, everything leading up to that special day. My husband and I had a lot of fun collaborating with Michael and really got into the creativity of it all. Together the three of us worked in subtle inside jokes and navigated the different elements of the ceremony. While Michael tied it all together in the most beautiful way - crafting a consistent theme and tone throughout. It really was perfect!! I could cry again just thinking about it. No more than a day after our ceremony, Michael sent his marriage license paperwork in to the town and wrote us a detailed follow-up email with next-steps, township contact info and advice about name change, etc. This was all very helpful an... Read more

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    Michelle: Your words are simply wonderful! Working with both of you was such a pleasure... now, to know how pleased you were really puts an exclamation point on all of it. And photos as well? Wow. Your ceremony was a sweet moment captured in time; knowing I was a part of it is a gift... for me. Thank you!

    Burcin

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  • Our wedding was Oct 8th and everything went beautifully! Working with Michael was truly a gift and the ceremony was PERFECT! Our friends and family are still talking about how Michael nailed the ceremony exactly. He really moved people, and made us feel comfortable the entire time. I was so nervous! A few of my family members AND uncles actually stopped to talk to Michael after the impression he left. If you decide to write your own vows he prints it out for you on beautiful paper that you can even frame it. The readings and quotes Michael suggestions are all so beautiful, and he's there with you every step of the way finalizing nothing until you give your approval. It was a pleasure working with Michael, thanks again!

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    Burcin: Thank you so much for such a thoughtful review! It's great to hear how much you (and your guests) enjoyed the ceremony and how well OUR work paid off. You were both a large part of the process and it only came together as truly YOURS from your own efforts. Thanks again for being so "engaged" in everything along the way. Don't forget to send photos from Alaska === Cheers, Michael

    diana

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  • Michael was an amazing addition to our special day. He was extremely helpful in the weeks leading up to the wedding sharing advice and stories. He is truly there for anything you need and any question you might have. Our guests afterward had to ask how he knew us because he wrote such a beautiful story about my wife and I. They were shocked when they found out the first time we met him in person was before the ceremony. Michael writes beautifully and tells the story of how you met and the things you love doing together. He is extremely professional and actually cares about your special day. He guides you through every step of the process. If you want an officiant to make your special day even more special than Michael is the best and only choice.

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    Diana: Thanks so much for all of these terrific thoughts! I'm so glad the ceremony "worked" for you... but hey, it was a perfect setting on a lovely day with two people I enjoyed working with a lot === two people really "engaged" in the ceremony. It was a lot of fun for me... and yes, we were joined by a "canine friend." Sounds like a perfect recipe. It was. Cheers and thanks agin, Michael

    Doris

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  • Michael officiated at the marriage of my daughter. He did a fantastic job. He was warm and professional. The ceremony was enjoyable. Not only was the ceremony appropriate, sentimental, and touching, he added just enough humor to lighten it up. I got so many compliments about how Michael performed the ceremony.

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    Doris: Thanks so much for a great review! It was a really fun setting and a GREAT couple === I'll look forward to sending them some thoughts, as well. And yes, we all noticed your work toward that terrific celebration. My best wishes to everyone!

    ray

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  • Michael was such a pleasure to work with. He tried to learn about my wife and me to make the ceremony truly ours. He brought up how we met and how the engagement went. And how our two beautiful girls were part of our ceremony was the highlight of the day for them when he mentioned them. We would tell everybody to use Michael if they could he really did make it so simple. Thank so much for that. Thanks to Michael from my wife and me

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    Ray: Thanks so much to BOTH of you for being truly in the moment during your ceremony... for being so gracious and welcoming... AND, of course for this great review. I'm so glad my little part in your day was a good one! Yay!
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