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Officiant in Hoboken, NJ,
(201) 388-0069
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    Sara F.

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  • There are not enough kind words to describe Jody! We originally had a Church wedding planned for September 19th 2020. Due to COVID we had to rethink the whole layout of our wedding a month before. We decided to have an intimate wedding celebration with only our closest family and friends. Jody is a family friend of my husbands and when we decided to tie the knot in my parents’ backyard it was an easy decision. Jody was SO easy to work with and I truly felt like we were meant to have her officiate our wedding. She met with us twice for 2 hours each so that we could fully get to know each other and she could better understand our love story. She was so easy to talk to and it made this whole process seamless. During the ceremony I truly feel she was able to tell our love story in a way that was so special and intimate that all our guests left with a better understanding of whom we are as a couple. Jody was always available to answer any questions and even walked us thro... Read more

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    Thank you for your kind words Sara! The honor of sharing this incredible milestone with you & Dan, and your families as your officiant was a rare COVID gift and my great pleasure. Your wedding day was filled with so much fun and joy as I know your life will be!

    Miri D.

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  • Wow there isn't enough words to describe how happy and fortunate we were to have Reverend Jody officiate our wedding. She was very easy to get a hold on and responded to my emails emediately. She took the time to get to know us on a deeper level and reflect that on her writing. Our guest were impressed by the vows and she had some humor to it to keep them laughing. We highly recommend Reverend Jody and her services.

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    Thank you so much for your kind words and for choosing me as your officiant. And, thank you for acknowledging my work made easy by you and Brandon who were so forthcoming and responsible. I very much appreciated how engaged and open all of your guests were to our ceremony which made those precious moments even more memorable & meaningful. I love the photos!

    Laura

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  • After 2 cancelled weddings in the UK (thanks to Covid!), we decided to do a small intimate wedding in Hoboken. We met Jody in her garden on several occasions and she really took the time to get to know us before our big day. She helped walk us through everything we needed to do and was great at communicating (ensuring we didn't miss anything important!) She wrote and delivered a fantastic ceremony, setting the tone perfectly, and interacted with our families on zoom to make them feel part of the day. This was really important to us as half of our family are in New Zealand and the other half in the UK. We really couldn't recommend Jody enough! Thank you Jody, for making what we thought would be a daunting process so fun and easy. Thank you for including our families

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    Thank you for your kind words, Laura, and for collaborating equally as precisely in every way. We had quite a bit of fun as we made these beautiful, heartfelt memories that will last a lifetime despite all that Covid threw at us! Congratulations!

    Juechen Y.

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  • Great experience with Joddy. She is really responsible and writes your unique story.

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    Ami, thank you for bravely writing this sweet review despite it being a stretch with English as you second language! It was a pleasure to officiate your wedding on the Jersey City waterfront. And, thanks to Zoom your family in China was also a part of the celebration!

    Veronica A.

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  • In searching for a wedding officiant, I wanted someone who has married a diverse range of couples, who is modern and progressive yet also knows how to tie in thoughtful tradition for family’s sake. Rev Jody was perfect for the role as officiant. She is very responsive and took time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. She is super charismatic and knows how to ask questions that help her articulate your love story in such a beautiful way. For the wedding, Rev Jody showed up ahead of time and worked with our vendors to ensure everything was ready. She took the time to meet the other important people in our bridal party, including the two mothers who did readings during the ceremony. Rev Jody was effortless in her facilitation, knowing when to step away for certain moments/pictures, and helping to usher the party out at the end. Her words lifted all of us, there was not a dry eye in that room!! She listened to our wants and needs, included a thoughtful prayer at the start... Read more

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    Veronica, our natural chemistry paved the way for a positive, meaningful and fun working relationship. You and Louis were fully committed every step of the way to making your ceremony meaningful. As I commented on your wedding day, your choice of vendors also made for a powerful team. The joy and love in everyone's hearts who was there also elevated our experience. Thank you for your kind words and choosing me as your officiant!

    Justin P.

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  • Jody was absolutely incredible! The ceremony was our favorite part of our wedding day, largely due to Jody’s magnificent delivery. She captured our love story so beautifully and accurate. Our guests were so impressed. She was responsive and available from the very beginning, always ready to answer any questions or provide feedback. She was so easy to work with as she was open to our ideas and vision. Jody really took the time to learn about our story and backgrounds which made our experience very special. Her ability to to create such an individualized and genuine ceremony was beyond impressive. Going with Jody as our officiant was the best decision we made for our wedding!

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    Justin, thank you for your kind words that touch my heart. The synergy between the 3 of us, rooted in all of our intentions to show up in the process, did create the most beautiful ceremony. I will add that your guests also filled the room with palpable and deep love for you both that truly elevated the experience. Thank you so much for choosing me as your officiant!

    Matthew P.

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  • After the pandemic made my fiancee and I change our wedding plans, we decided to have an elopement in Hoboken. Jody came to us per the recommendation of our wedding coordinator, and since we wanted a secular ceremony, I have to admit I was initially nervous seeing "Reverend" in the title. Thankfully, our anxieties were wholly unfounded - Jody wants first and foremost to create a personalized experience for your ceremony. She met with Tina and me over FaceTime and we told her our story, then she helped us outline a framework for how we'd like the ceremony to go (fairly easily, considering the guest count of zero) and gave us some pointers on writing vows. This extra personalization made an already quite intimate affair much more personal, as Jody wrote us a ceremony script very much tailored to us. The ceremony definitely exceeded our expectations and I feel deeply honored that Jody (and her impressive leopard print coat) was our officiant. Like the title says, I can't recommend her hi... Read more

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    Matthew, I am touched by your genuinely kind words and your raw honesty, an endearing and powerful quality in you both. Our short time together was potent and real - and I so much appreciate your looking kindly on my leopard coat! The two of you are truly inspiring!

    Todd L.

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  • Jody was such a wonderful officiant for our small wedding! Before our wedding, she met with us over video call due to the pandemic. She really took the time to get to know us, and she wrote a lovely, personalized ceremony. Throughout the entire process, she was professional and responsive. We highly recommend Jody!

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    Thank you Todd and Ale for your kind words and for choosing me as your officiant. It was a pleasure getting to know you both and it's so good to know you had a positive experience. All the best to you!

    Sebastien L.

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  • Jody helped us right away and ultimately crafted a very sweet and personal ceremony for my wife and I. Not only was her ceremony well done and personal to us, but she helped us with the logistics of applying for the marriage license and provided excellent professional service!

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    Thank you Sebastien, it was a pleasure to meet you both and collaborate to make your wedding day meaningful and special. The sun could not have shined brighter!

    Jennifer K.

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  • We are so grateful for the time Jody spent with us and the care she took when writing and delivering our ceremony. We could not have imagined a more special and personalized experience. When we were lucky enough to be put in contact with Jody, we only had a few weeks before our wedding. She quickly was able to make time for us that weekend and what was scheduled to be less than an hour became a 2-hour conversation. Through her thoughtful responses and questions, it was clear how important it was to Jody that she accurately captured our relationship and understood our story (all 8+ years of it). After these two hours, we better understood ourselves and our relationship through Jody’s insights and this time together helped immensely in writing our vows and truly appreciating our love for each other. On our wedding day, we ended up having to make last minute changes, and Jody was able to accommodate us, and her ceremony made the event so special. Even our friends and family members were... Read more

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    Jennifer and Jared, our time together was precious and meaningful. I'm so happy to know that both of you and your families felt that our ceremony reflected your great love that is unique and beautiful. Your thoughtful words mean the world to me!

    Carolyn L.

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  • My husband and I were supposed to have a big wedding in September 2020. That clearly wasn't going to be a possibility because of the pandemic, but we had a lot of trouble deciding what to do instead. It wasn't until a few weeks before our date that we decided to have a small elopement in Jersey City. We found Jody through Wedding Wire and she really helped us figure out what we wanted the day to look like. She was incredibly flexible, especially as we changed times and locations a couple times as we were planning. She helped us figure out what we wanted our ceremony to look like and really put together a ceremony that felt a lot like us, despite only knowing us for a few short weeks. We'd highly recommend Jody!

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    Carolyn, thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure meeting you both and sorting out your feelings until clarity. I happy to know the ceremony we created reflected what you had hoped for and imagined. Perhaps not ideal, though it was beautiful!

    Aloysius P.

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  • Jody was by far one of the most kind genuine person we have met during our journey. She took the time to get know both of us, and made our ceremony naturally beautiful. We could have not picked a better officiant for our marriage. I highly recommend her.

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    Thank you Al, I feel the same about you and Lisa, kind and genuine! We were all lucky to found each other, congratulations!

    Jen L.

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  • When two people and their families come together in marriage, they are like two countries being joined by a bridge. You wouldn’t take a chance on forever by allowing a shaky bridge to join all that you and your partner are, and rest assured, Jody is the farthest thing from a shaky bridge. One second you’re a couple smiling over dinner at the table together before watching your favorite show and then the next you’re engaged and thrusted into the world of figuring out your wedding. It is challenging to find the right place, the right aura, and the right energy that matches the love within your relationship. It’s rare to find all of that in the person officiating your wedding. Jody is that person. She speaks the one universal language - the human experience. Jody went above and beyond in her quest to identify and highlight our story, our relationship, and the nuances that make our relationship meaningful to us. Not only did she want to write our story and make it as specific and u... Read more

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    Jen and Danny, what an adventure we have all shared! As I said in your ceremony, witnessing the 2 of you move through this unimaginable set of circumstances required every skill built into the very foundation of any strong marriage. I have no doubt you two will navigate all life will brings you with graceful love in action! Thank you so much for choosing me as your officiant, a true honor!

    Bonny L.

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  • With Covid-19 changing our original plans to be married in City Hall we were in need of finding someone to be our officiant. My fiancé and I found Rev. Jody online, contacted her, and within minutes we heard back from her. She was professional but very easy to talk with. After our initial conversation we scheduled time to speak to her so we could all get to know one another more. Jody made the process so easy, exciting, and special. She wrote our vows and allowed us to make changes if we wanted. The day of the wedding she was at the location with ample time to spare. She was truly wonderful in presiding over our wedding. We are blessed to have met her and honored that she made the day even more special for us.

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    Thank you for choosing me as your officiant and for your kind words. Regardless of COVID and a heatwave, I'm happy we collaborated to create a meaningful and heartfelt ceremony enjoyed by all of us, including your family in person and online! All the best to you both!

    Ningxi

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  • We had a rather unusual wedding in the middle of the pandemic. Although we're planning on having more formal weddings/celebrations with family and friends next year, we're grateful to have found Jody who made our union official in the state. The ceremony was performed in her backyard, and with just us and our witnesses, the venue was perfect. Even though it was a very low-key ceremony whose main goal was to make our marriage legally recognized, Jody made it a special process beyond merely signing papers. She was also very flexible, responsive, and easy to communicate with.

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    Thank you for your kind words NIngxi. It was a pleasure to meet you both under these most unusual circumstances and mark this simple and meaningful milestone on your longer journey of celebrations.
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