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

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  • Gerold made this sooooo easy and care free no stress !! Wonderful day !!

    Lauren

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  • Gerry was fabulous! His speaking style and presence is remarkable, and did a great job captivating our guests. His price is a little expensive but he was head and shoulders better than the others we talked to, and were glad to pay the premium for the best.

    Scott

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  • Gerry is a wonderful creative, and uplifting spirit. My husband and I are fortunate that we were able to have Gerry create a unique ceremony for our 25th anniversary. And then, six year later, when same sex marriage was legalized, we again turned to Gerry to design and lead a stunning, mountain top marriage. What a joy, in every respect.

    User3613875

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  • We had the pleasure of having Gerald Fierst perform our wedding ceremony...Since my husband and I come from different religious backgrounds, the idea of the wedding ceremony had us baffled! We decided we weren't going to include religion in our ceremony but weren't sure where to go from there. We searched for an officiant blindly, but when we found Gerald and then found that he has a "storytelling" background, we were immediately intrigued. Without religion in the ceremony, our fear was that our guests wouldn't be able to relate and would feel that it wasn't a ceremony at all... Gerald asked us to complete a questionnaire (each individually) that gave him insights into us, our relationship with each other and with our families, provided him with stories and background, and with that and the other information he learned from us during our meetings, he crafted a ceremony. He provided us his draft and then allowed us to modify his creation so that ultimately, we ended up with a me... Read more

    Alexis

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  • Gerald, We cannot thank you enough for creating a ceremony that accurately expressed and described our love for each other. Your ability to listen to our ideas and formulate the most magical ceremony, is a true gift which you nailed on the first try. This was not a easy feat as we were very particular with what we had in mind, yet you made it seem so easy and it came so natural to you which allowed us to feel comfortable and trust in you. Richard and I are still having guests compliment us on the ceremony. One of the best compliments we received was that our guests felt like they got to know us better, and that they were let in on a secret and became part of our love story. Every detail from the recommended poetry reading, to the wine unity ceremony you suggested, added to the intimate experience which kept ceremony engaging yet true to ourselves and our vision. Even the small touches you shared with us regarding which way to turn to ensure our photographers could get th... Read more

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    What a memorable day. Your attention to detail made it extraordinary Thanks for the lovely review and for including me in a spectacular celebration.

    Andrea

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  • Our daughter and son-in-law were married by Gerald Fierst on Oct 27, 2012. It was the most beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony I have ever witnessed (and I am not saying that just because it was my daughter who got married). The ceremony was an interfaith one and Gerald did an amazing job of blending elements from both religions. EVERYONE was pleased and that is very difficult to pull off, especially when there are two religions involved. Gerald met many times with the bride and groom prior to the wedding to plan out the entire ceremony from beginning to end. He also conducted a rehearsal the day before the wedding with the entire wedding party so that there were no surprises and everyone felt at ease and knew what to expect. We could not have been happier with Gerald and highly recommend him to anyone who is getting married and considering using a celebrant.

    Kate

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  • Gerald made our day so special. The way he took our words and stories and wrote the most beautiful ceremony was amazing. Our guests couldn't stop commenting on how he did such a wonderful job. He had me crying when I first read the ceremony months ago...and he had me crying during the ceremony as well! I would recommend him to ANYONE looking to get married...he made our day amazing :)

    Laura

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  • We are both not religious but wanted an intimate and unique ceremony that reflected who we are so we are glad that we found Gerry to officiate at our ceremony. Gerry sat down with us to really get to know us as a couple, listened to what we were looking for and provided many interesting ideas. He made our ceremony perfect and uniquely us. Our guests told us that they had never been to a ceremony like ours and they loved it!

    User2635008

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  • Gerry was fantastic! He customized our ceremony to perfectly fit our needs. From the first meeting to the final ceremony, he was so helpful in every aspect imaginable. Gerry is definitely highly recommended!!

    Miranda

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  • Gerry was absolutely fabulous!! He had the most unique ideas for our ceremony. He took the time to get to know us and make our ceremony reflect our love story, values, and style. He sent us "the script" for the ceremony to approve or change as we wish prior to the big day. He truly wanted our ceremony to be all we hoped for. The one thing I did not stress about was our ceremony because Gerry made me feel confident that it would be beautiful. He exceeded our expectations! Our family and friends could not seem to rave enough about our ceremony, declaring it a "fairy tale wedding." Gerry found a way to draw our guests into the ceremony and make it one we all will reminisce about for years to come!

    Dana

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  • My husband and I come from different religious backgrounds and knew it was best to keep religion out of our ceremony. I was able to find Gerry on The Knot and setup a meeting with him to discuss our vision. We were very pleased with the overall process. We met with Gerry two times before our ceremony and we were very involved in the outline of the ceremony. Gerry was able to provide ideas to incorporate within, while still keeping religious aspects separate. We received so many compliments from friends and family on how wonderful everything was, hearing over and over how fresh some of the aspects were. I highly recommend this officiant to anyone looking to have an intimate ceremony, where it is more about the couple than anything else.

    Danielle

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  • Gerry was wonderful! We wanted a non-religious officiant to perform our ceremony. Gerry worked with us to customize a ceremony to fit our personalities, all the while remaining professional and clean-cut. Everything about it was beautiful and guests have commented how touching and unique our ceremony was.
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