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

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259 Park Street
Montclair, New Jersey, NJ
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(973) 464-1374

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  • 107 Reviews


    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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    5 out of 5
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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

    Jordan

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  • Gerald was an amazing officiant and made our wedding ceremony very very special. From the planning stages by using his expertise on probably every religious and cultural norm, he had fantastic ideas on how to incorporate my brides customs (Persian) with my customs (Catholic) and together we created a wedding plan that tributed and complimented both sides in special ways. After learning about us as a couple (and our chihuahuas) Gerald, being the best storyteller I’ve ever heard, created a story of us. It was light hearted but also deep, funny but also serious, and most importantly it was a true reflection of who we are. The day of, Gerald was very professional and our guiding light for all things related to the ceremony. On a nyc rooftop where there can be lots of noises, wind, etc Gerald was perfect from his voice projection to his gestures and manorisms, he kept the audience on the edges of their seats and focused that attention onto us. He spoke with eloquence and heart, and to... Read more

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    Thanks for the lovely words and for sharing such a special moment with me.

    Michael

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  • We hired Gerald to officiate our recent wedding in NYC. He was fantastic from the very beginning! He first chatted with us via Skype for about an hour to get to know us as a couple and to find out what our vision was for our wedding. He was extremely easy to talk to, and it was clear that he had a lot of previous experience. After the initial Skype call, he sent us each a document with questions to fill out in order to find out more about our background as a couple and our preferences for the wedding. With this information he went to work to find pieces to use during the ceremony that fit our personal story. We talked once again via Skype so that he could explain the entire wedding ceremony he had drafted specifically for us. We could not have been any happier with the pieces he found to include in our ceremony. Each one that he reviewed with us was a perfect fit for our relationship. He then sent a word document with the entire ceremony outlined so that we could review and make any ch... Read more

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    Thanks for the great review These are the words I want to hear!

    J

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  • Gerald was absolutely amazing! We would like to thank Gerald so much for making our wedding so memorable! My husband and I were already married, but we wanted to have a wedding to share with our family and friends. We wanted to have something fun, meaningful and interactive. Gerald captured just that and more. Gerald is very responsive and kept in touch via email. He made the whole process seamless. We had our first meeting and he took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. We then had another meeting, where we all collaborated and shared ideas. It was a very open and fun process. I have to say it again, but Gerald takes the time to get to know you, to create a ceremony that is perfect for you. On the day of, Gerald arrived early and had a quick run down with us and everyone involved on timing and where to stand, etc. He was not just a wedding officiant, but he was like a friend. Things were going off track and I started to feel the stress, until Gerald cam... Read more

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    You summed up the whole evening as I always try to make it happen. Of course, it all happens because it reflects who you are, what you need and want. Such a pleasure to be a part of your celebration.

    cara

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