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Officiant in New York, NY,
(646) 736-2510
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  • 241 Reviews


    William

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  • As we contemplated our wedding, one of the most important things to us was our ceremony. We spoke with many prospective officiants and knew the very first time we spoke with Rev. Samora that she was the person we wanted to lead us through this journey. After meeting with her in person, she was able to create a ceremony for us that reflected our personalities as well as our connection to each other. We were particularly happy to include the Hand Fasting ritual in the ceremony (literally the Tying of the Knot). After the ceremony many of our guests commented on how beautiful it was and how Rev Samora was so calm and soothing with the way she conducted it. In fact, one person commented that it made her want to get married all over again. We appreciate everything Rev Samora did for us and highly recommend her for your ceremony. We believe you will not find anyone better! William and Humber

    Jenna

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  • I would highly recommend Rev. Samora. She was extremely personable, very professional and worked with us to ensure the ceremony was perfect for us. She definitely played a huge part in making our big day very special and very memorable.

    Annette

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  • Rev. Samora Smith was so awesome! I can't believe we are writing this review so late! We just celebrated a year in July and we couldn't be happier that our marriage began in Central Park with Rev. Samora. She made every thing very easy for us and even came up with the words we felt but couldn't put together. Every part of our day was amazing. From the photographer she recommended, Shan Lotsen, and the guitarist who learned and played our music, to the animals I swear she trained to join us as we committed our lives together. As two trained marine biologists we were very excited to see the little animals all around our gazebo. As a same sex couple from Texas we were a little worried about finding a supportive, loving presider but she was and still is so supportive. We made a friend for life! Thank you Rev. Samora for making our dreams come true, we never in a million years ever thought we would have the guts to make that day happen or find someone who would love helping us make it happe... Read more

    Enrique

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  • Reverened Samora performed our ceremony in Central Park. She truly made our day that much more special. I highly recycle end her to anyone that is considering using her services.

    Yury

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  • Rev. Samora is a great officiant! Prior to our first meeting, she asked us to tell her about our relationship. We thought it was just for her records. When we had the meeting, Samora had already written out a draft of our entire ceremony using the information we gave her and brought another script from a ceremony she did in the past (with client names removed, very professional) so that we could see that we had other options. We ended up using the the script she wrote for us without changing a word. On the day of our wedding, Samora arrived promptly to take care of the necessary paperwork and went well beyond her duties by lending a hand when she saw that one was needed. If you are in need of an officiant, we highly recommend Rev. Samora!

    Carolina

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  • Rev Samora was amazing, she was very professional, flexible and friendly. Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect and her words very touching.

    David

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  • Since we were getting married in NYC Central Park and we were not from NYC, Rev Samora was most helpful in getting the arraignments made. She offered many excellent suggestions which we did use. The ceremony was ideal of which most of it was suggested by her. She was always on time and responsive to our needs and questions.

    randall

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  • Rev.somora was grate.. Stayed in contact with me and kept me up dated On every thing . I would recommend her to every one she aint one Of the ones that wants it her way she is open for any thing and a real Sweet heart

    Molly

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  • We highly recommend Rev. Samora for your special day! She is very easy going, and made us as relaxed as possible at a time that can be increasingly stressful. She is very flexible and was willing to accommodate our wishes and needs to make the day all that we hoped for and more! We couldn't have chosen a better officiant and we were so glad she made our day special and memorable!

    Jean-Paul

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  • On your special day, you'll definitively want someone who will treat you as family... With Rev. Samora, you'll get that treatment. She's not just about the money, she takes time to talk to you and make your wedding about you, what you want, and how you want it. she's very flexible... Thank you for taking your time out of your schedule to make our wedding day a special one!

    Loren

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  • Amazing Job! Over exceeded our expecations.....took extra care to make sure that all details were covered and made it very special and personalized for me and my know husband. We lived out of state and we had to do everything over the phone. Rev. Samora made her self available to us and always was reliable when we had a scheduled call. I think this says it all! My mother was more then pleased with the ceremony and she is truly a critic. I would highly recommend her. She is professional, nice and caring......you will see this for yourself if you use her. You will be very pleased.

    Christine

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  • Rev. Samora was exactly what we were looking for: a super warm, friendly, flexible, and understanding interfaith minister to create a marriage ceremony that would honor both of our backgrounds (Roman Catholic and Jewish). We were comfortable with her from the first moment we met. Her suggestions and experience were invaluable to us as we were unsure of how a combined ceremony would look, neither of us having been to one before. We had collaborative input at every step of the ceremony "script writing" process, and never felt pressured to do things a "certain way." Rev. Samora is totally accommodating and supportive of what the couple wants to do! While all of our wedding guests complimented us on how beautiful the ceremony was, perhaps the best feedback I can share is that my husband's very opinionated 91-year-old Jewish grandmother was absolutely enchanted by the ceremony-- and specifically loved the typically Christian tradition of lighting the Unity Candle! It is 3 months ... Read more

    Emmy

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  • On Friday the 2nd of March 2012 my husband and I, after flying in from Sweden where we live, we got married in Central Park by the lovely Samora. We could not have been more lucky to have chosen her to perform our ceremony. We feel so blessed to have had her help us on our special day and it is with so much love in our hearts and gratitude we give our warmest recommendations to Samora. You can not get a warmer more loving person, that with grate detail caters to your wishes and needs. We feel blessed to have met her and will cherish her always. Thank you so much Samora... hope to see you on our next visit to New York! Bless and Love Andreas & Emmy Huggins Ifwer

    Tanya

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  • Rev.Samora was the best choice for an officiant we could have made . She arrived before the scheduled time and was very professional and sweet . She express such a positive energy that it was very comfortable to have her as an officiant . She send us in acvance the script of the ceremony for our approval, it was exactly what we wanted . We highly recommend her .

    lissa

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  • Rev. Samora was excellent. Despite my overall anxiety, everything went well. Rev. Samora has a very calming way of making one feel confortable. The ceremony was delightful. She executed the ceremony exactly the way we wanted it.

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