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


    Gay

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  • Not living in NY and attempting to plan a wedding in NYC seemed a daunting task. We began planning in March for our August wedding. I truly had no clue where to begin! As I was searching for info, I stumbled upon Rev Samora and Common Ground Ceremonies! After reading reviews and looking at the website, I decided to contact Rev Samora. It was the best first step I could have made! Rev Samora was so warm and informative! My planning and preparation was so effortless! She had all the answers and communicated with me every step of the way. The planning, the vows, the professionalism, the music, the photographer... everything PERFECT! We were amazed at our experience! Everything fell into place perfectly! Rev Samora... you are the best!! Thank you so much for all of your help. The memories of our wedding day will forever be treasured thanks to your kindness and compassion.

    mogu

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  • Your services were invaluable to the wedding. It was a significant and meaningful ceremony.

    Dena

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    5 out of 5
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  • Words can’t express how beautiful and memorable our wedding ceremony was. When we first met Rev. Samora, we met with her at a cozy coffee shop in the Lower East Side. It felt as if we met before and we were catching up where we last left off. We instantly had a bond between the 3 of us. Her attentive and caring ways made us feel comfortable in telling our love story. Dena and I met 5 years ago and we always had faith we would be able to marry in the State of New York. Samora kept constant communication with us. Not only does she give a beautiful wedding sermon she also has a beautiful voice. She sang as we walked down the aisle joined by our 3 handsome boys. Knowing that she was right next to us as we exchanged vows was a tremendous comfort from the beginning to the end. Our celebration of love was portrayed in every word spoken by Samora. Our deepest gratitude to Rev. Samora for telling our love story through her voice. Our special day will be truly remembered for... Read more

    William

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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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!

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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

    Jean-Paul

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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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.

    lissa

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    4.8 out of 5
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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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