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Officiant in Montclair, New Jersey,
(973) 464-1374
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  • 111 Reviews


    Samantha

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  • The ceremony Gerry created with us was one of a kind and unique to us, and our guests were both moved and impressed by the ceremony. To me, a writer and a romantic, the content of the ceremony was one of my top priorities as a bride and Gerry was instrumental in making the ceremony a beautiful focal point of the wedding-- what the wedding is truly about! We wanted a secular wedding with Jewish cultural elements, and Gerry made that happen! He has a wealth of knowledge on many backgrounds of weddings and many texts to refer to to find the right passages. He made our ceremony truly interactive with "Modern 7 Blessings" where friends popped up at the end to read a blessing to us. This was not only a lovely way to honor friends and family- they were so moved to do it- but also created a fun element of surprise and joy. As the bride and groom, seeing and hearing our friends like that was so meaningful. The process of working with Gerry was great- he sends a questionnaire to each person in t... Read more

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    Thank you so much for your lovely and detailed review- I loved working with you. You capture why I call my work The Heart of the Wedding

    Susan Golden

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  • Jerry officiated my daughter's wedding this past Sunday. The service was extraordinary, and with Gerry as our celebrant, it exceeded our highest expectations. Gerry brings a special mix of joy, beauty, and serenity to the ceremony. I received so many compliments from friends and family about the service; many said it was the best service they ever witnessed. I highly recommend Gerry to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding.

    Emily Dillon

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  • Gerald was absolutely amazing to work with. We met with him to create our ceremony and he had so many options for us depending on the vibe we wanted. He was also absolutely willing to use any readings we brought in and figured out how to work them into the ceremony. We got exactly what we wanted from him. He showed up early the day of the wedding to go over everything with our bridal party and family involved in the ceremony. Incredibly nice and professional and we highly recommend him!! We received so many compliments on our ceremony and we couldn't be happier.

    Michelle

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  • Gerry made our wedding day ceremony touching, personal, and beautiful. By sending us a few questions to get an understanding of what we want in a ceremony, Gerry was able to work with us to craft the entire it together. He took the time to rehearse with our family and just made us feel relaxed about the whole process. During the ceremony, Gerry spoke meaningfully and with a warm tone. The entire experience was so exactly what we were looking for and I am so happy we chose him for our very special day.

    Julie

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  • Working with Gerald was effortless. He partnered with us and created a ceremony that felt unique and personalized to our story and taste. He also helped with our logistical questions about filing the marriage license, this can otherwise be overwhelming. Gerald is a great writer and speaker. He has a comforting presence and his delivery is perfect for an intimate and meaningful ceremony. Many of our wedding guests complemented on how great our ceremony and officiant was.

    Jessica Weiss

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  • When we first met Gerald we immediately knew he was the officiant for us. His process is very smooth and straightforward, we never worried about how the ceremony would go. When he learned more about us and had a longer session with us, he drafted the most beautiful ceremony, which was light-hearted and very personal to us. Many of our guests commented how beautiful our ceremony was and how much they loved the officiant and his words. We would recommend Gerald, a perfect 10 out of 10.

    Christine

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  • Gerald was very helpful in recommending a great location for us. Also, he as a person was reliable, very uncomplicated and warm-hearted. We absolutely recommend Gerald´s services and am sure that he will be a valuable part of every wedding ceremony! Thanks Gerald!

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    Thanks so much for the kind words A memorable day! New York is a great place to celebrate. Lovely to help you find the perfect location

    Jennifer

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  • Gerald made our wedding ceremony a highlight of the day and had our guests talking about it all night! He created a ceremony that reflected our personalities and it was heartfelt, humorous, uplifting and had our guests actively participating. We met with Gerald twice in the months leading up to the wedding so it was really a collaborative effort and he really took the time to get to know us and write a ceremony that conveyed our love and commitment to each other. He executed it perfectly – just flawless. We were in great hands from start to finish!

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    I love when I hear that guests talk about the ceremony all night That is the point The ceremony, bot the fish, will be remembered!

    Hamed

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  • Gerald is amazing. Professional, thoughtful, and organized. He did an amazing job at our wedding. Highly recommend him.

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    It was such a pleasure to share this special weekend with you and Tracey. I wish you all the treasures offered on the sofreh and hope your lives together are showered with sweetness like the sugar that fell upon your canopied heads. I love the Persian images. May they all come to you.

    Shuang

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  • Having Gerald as our officiant is definitely one of the best decisions we made during wedding planning. He is very professional, nice and very important, open minded and creative. We have Harry Potter as our wedding theme and I like the idea of making an Unbreakable Vow. Gerry accepted the idea immediately and even brought out more good ideas such as casting a Patronus Charm with my wand. He finished the draft in a very short time and it came to be very beautiful and exactly what I want. During the last month before wedding, I send him a couple of emails to adjust the details and Gerry always replied in time and was always patient. The ceremony turned out to be very successful, everyone keeps telling me how special and touching it is. Trust me, Gerry can realize whatever you want without a single doubt.

    Emily

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  • Gerry was amazing!! It was exactly the ceremony that we wanted- full of love and down to earth. Gerry was open, flexible, and genuine. Our guests said it was the best wedding ceremony they’ve ever been to. One person even told us that it made them believe in love again! Gerry’s the best!

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    I will quote this- It made them believe in love again- how wonderful!

    Joelle

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  • Gerry was great - professional, timely and a good sense of humor

    Anna

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  • Gerry went above and beyond to make our day perfect. We met a few weeks before to come up with a personalized and very unique Ceremony. I must say he has a very vast knowledge of different cultures and traditions, which definitely helped in merging our families and the different backgrounds. The day of the wedding we had a quick rehearsal, which made everyone very comfortable with the proceedings. Most of all, however, I believe it was Gerry's personality and way of speaking that just put us all at ease and made the day go by smoothly. Would not hesitate to recommend Gerry to my family and friends in the future.

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    Beautiful!

    Alice

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  • We are so lucky that we found Gerald to be our officiant! We interviewed 10 officiants until we met him, and from that first meet-up, we knew he would be perfect. His demeanor is genuine and enthusiastic, and he commands presence in a subtle and sweet way. Some of our favorite things about working with him were: 1) He is a pro at weaving together a ceremony that is meaningful for each couple. We weren't sure exactly which elements of a ceremony we wanted, but his suggestions captured exactly the feel and vibe we were going for. For example, we wanted to honor my Bulgarian roots by using Orthodox crowns, but in a subtle and not weird way. We were leaning towards nixing it all together until we saw his suggested phrasing and timing, which we loved. I'm so glad that we were able to have this ode to my heritage as part of the ceremony, all thanks to Gerald! 2) He is reliable. Gerald always replied promptly to any emails, he showed up on time for the rehearsal, and he kept our rowdy c... Read more

    cara

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  • Highly recommend ! Customizes the wedding just the way you like !
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