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Officiant in New Paltz, New York,
(845) 255-2278
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  • 78 Reviews


    Maggie

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  • Puja was absolutely amazing! The only thing we wish we had that we didn't get was more time with her! Everything went so fast, but we knew what an amazing person we had beside us! We strongly recommend her. She really takes the time to listen to what is important to you and helps guide your ceremony to be meaningful for a lifetime. Her spirit is bright and beautiful. You will not regret hiring her!

    Lauren

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  • It was an absolute pleasure working with Puja, and I would highly recommend her to others. My husband and I were so glad to have her by our side throughout the planning process, at our rehearsal dinner, and during the day of our wedding. We were initially drawn to Puja because of her calming and grounding demeanor and her openness to working with us on our interfaith Jewish/Methodist ceremony. Her charming Scottish accent was a plus, as well! At the beginning, we had very general ideas of what we wanted from our ceremony. With Puja's guidance we were able to craft a truly unique and inclusive ceremony that incorporated elements from both of our families and faiths. The end result was a highly personal representation of the two of us as a couple – our values, families, and love for each other. Many of our guests commented on how moved they were by our ceremony, and how very "us" everything was. I really can't think of a higher compliment than that, and we have Puja to thank for helpin... Read more

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    Thank you so much! It was a great pleasure to be your officiant!

    Dawn

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  • She did an amazing job in such short notice and made my special day perfect

    Maria

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  • We knew from our first meeting that Puja was the right officiant for us. Her warmth, knowledge and advice were everything that we needed to help create the ceremony we wanted. We received a lot of compliments at our wedding about how beautiful it was and how it expressed exactly who we were. As 2 people marrying later in life, we wanted something thoughtful and personal, which Puja helped us create. Additionally, her grace and presence at the wedding also fit perfectly.

    Casey

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  • We can't say enough about how wonderful Puja was & is! Our wedding was made so wonderfully special & intimate due to Puja's attention to detail & love. We were looking for a more spiritual ceremony which was nature based and Puja made our dreams come true! Puja brought together elements of love, light, nature & family which was extremely important to us and we can't Thank her enough! We wholeheartedly recommend Puja as an officiant for all types of blessings & ceremonies! Love, Light & Life Casey & Brian *

    Nicholas

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  • Puja was an excellent choice for our wedding ceremony at Mohonk Mountain House. She was very responsive and attentive in the planning process. She provided lots of examples of previous ceremonies with great meaning for us to pull from, since we did not know exactly where to begin. She provided us with an in-depth planning session where we drafted and finalized every step and what would be said. Come wedding-time, Puja was readily available to practice the day before. Our wedding guests were quite impressed with what a professional and beautiful ceremony that Puja presented. We are very happy with our choice!

    Stephanie

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  • Puja was an exemplary officiant at our wedding. She was a very effective speaker and a valued spiritual help to us. With her guidance, we crafted the perfect wedding ceremony that spoke to us as a couple, and touched the hearts of our friends and family. She is a true professional who is flexible, punctual and reliable. I would recommend her to anyone without reservation.

    C

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  • Working with Puja was a complete pleasure. She was very attentive to our desires and vision, and also extremely knowledgeable about how a ceremony can work. She had a wealth of examples of parts of the ceremony and entire ceremonies for us to look through. We were able to craft a perfect ceremony for us. Her presence was very warm and comfortable. I would absolutely recommend her to any other couples ready to make this commitment.

    Tory

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  • Our ceremony was warm, personal and loving. Planning with Puja was professional, helpful and a pleasure. I am so happy we chose Puja to officiate.

    Christopher

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  • Puja from Roots and Wings is truly a magical woman. Puja was easy to communicate with, very professional and helped make our ceremony decisions stress free and easy. We couldn't have asked for a better connection between us and our officiant PUJA. We didn't want the typical ceremony because we aren't typical people. We are spiritual but not religious and love nature. Nature and our love is what we wanted our ceremony based around and Puja did just that. Short, sweet, of nature and our union. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony and would recommend Puja without a second thought to everyone.

    Peter

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  • Reverend Puja Thomson officiated our wedding at the Red Maple Vineyard in New Paltz, NY. From the beginning Ms. Thomson not only helped me and my betrothed understand all that it took to perform a marriage ceremony, she helped us along our path as a couple and helped us find a middle ground between both of our spiritual needs. The consultations prior to our wedding day were as important as the wedding itself. I would say that she is not only extremely well read and eloquent, but she really does help you flesh out your spiritual wants and needs with your partner. A loving and caring woman of the cloth. I would recommend to anybody looking to be joined in Union.

    Janine

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  • It was a pleasure to work with Puja. She was one of the vendors recommended by Mohonk Mountain House where we had our wedding. After we had our introductory call, we went up to her place and talked about what we had in mind for our ceremony and she described her experience as an officiant. Puja was accommodating and worked with us to customize our ceremony. She made it an easy process for us since she had samples of previous ceremonies for us to review and get ideas from. During the ceremony she made us feel at ease with her calm and serene presence. Our guests later said they thought the ceremony was beautiful. We thought so too! I'd say the more specific you're about what you're looking for in your ceremony, the better the results. Puja will help you but you need to do your part too if you want the ceremony to reflect who you are as a couple. We'll always remember ours! We did interview other officiants who were either over the top or inexplicably very expensive or both. We highly r... Read more

    marjorie

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  • Puja did a beautiful job officiating our wedding! She was very sweet and flexible during the planning process which involved Skype calls and emails. She was responsive and eager to make the ceremony we were looking for. We got many many compliments after our wedding about how beautiful the ceremony was! Highly recommend Puja!

    Emily

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  • Puja was a fantastic addition to our wedding! She helped us figure out what kind of ceremony we wanted to have, and gave us all the materials we needed to plan it ourselves. While we maybe bit off more than we could chew in terms of planning out the ceremony on our own, she was there to give us tips and feedback when we needed them. Then on the day of the ceremony, she was extremely prepared and arrived calm and with a huge smile that helped ease some nerves. We enjoyed working with her, our wedding party loved her, and our guests said the ceremony that she helped us plan was beautiful. Overall, we would recommend Puja to anyone looking for a special, spiritual ceremony, regardless of denomination.

    Lauren

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  • We loved working with Puja leading up to our wedding. She is wonderful! She helped us create a unique ceremony that was reflective of our relationship and had and endless amount of material to get us started. Everyone raved about our ceremony and how it was unlike anything they had seen before.

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