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Officiant in Norwalk, New York,
(661) 644-0337

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Weddings by Yael

77 Sunrise Hill Road
Norwalk, New York, CT
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(661) 644-0337

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  • 21 Reviews


    Jennifer

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  • One of the hardest parts of planning our wedding was choosing an officiant that would fit our young, goofy yet loving personalities, and be able to blend our unique story with Jewish traditions. When we met Yael, we knew she was exactly what we were looking for. Yael does her homework. We met for dinner one night and she interviewed us for over an hour. She put together a beautiful ceremony, which explained all the Jewish traditions, included her own commentary on our love story, and she told it all in a beautiful, soothing voice that had the entire crowd both in tears and fits of laughter. Many people have remarked it was the most beautiful ceremony they ever witnessed.

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    Thank you for this review Jennifer! It was such a pleasure working with you and Alexander and I wish you the very best that life and marriage have to offer!!!

    Julia

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  • Yael was a great officiant who really took the time to get to know us in order to write a personalized ceremony. She was very responsive, on time and we got our marriage certificate back within about three weeks after the ceremony without any issues. She was also very flexible when we had a last minute time and location change for our ceremony due to rain,

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    Thank you so much for such a kind review, Julia! It was a pleasure working with you and Barry and I wish you only happiness in your life together!

    Jason

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  • Yael served as the officiant on our wedding on 7/7/18. It was the best decision we could have made! After an exhaustive search for someone to Wed an interfaith couple we concluded that Yael was heads and tails above the other vendors. She was a true professional throughout the process, captivated the audience at the ceremony, and took the time to get to know us and our relationship. Her personal touch truly paid off as our guests repeatedly commented on how it was nice we had a "friend" serve as our officiant. You made our day incredible Yael, Thank you so much! -Stacey & Jason

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    Thank you so much for such a kind review! It is THE best compliment I can receive when guests think I'm a friend of the couple. I hope we'll always be friends as the two of you begin your life together :) It was such a privilege working with you!

    Michele

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    5 out of 5
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  • Yael is simply the best! As we started looking for a wedding officiant, we knew we wanted our ceremony to be extremely personal with a touch of religion, but weren't quite sure if we were going to find what we were looking for. After doing some research, we came across Yael on Wedding Wire. From the start, Yael was very responsive and flexible to meet with us in order to start the process of getting to know each other. The first time we met, we sat in a coffee shop for almost 2 hours, while she carefully took detailed notes and got to know all about us and our relationship. We knew right from the start that Yael was going to craft a personal and thoughtful ceremony, which she absolutely did. As we got closer to the wedding, we were able to see a draft of the ceremony and made any necessary changes we wanted. On the day of the wedding, Yael delivered such a beautiful and personalized ceremony that we will never forget. We appreciate the time and effort she put in into getting to know us... Read more

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    Thank you for this wonderful review Michele! It was such a pleasure working with you and Justin and your words mean so much to me. I wish you both the best in your married future together! -Yael

    Kathryn

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  • We feel so lucky to have found Yael to be our officiant and would absolutely recommend her. She played a huge part in making our day come to life. Her warm disposition, calming voice, and ability to connect with us as a couple, all contributed to making our ceremony extremely special. We received several thoughtful compliments from our guests about how much they enjoyed the ceremony, and many actually thought that we had known Yael for years. Brian and I had a great first meeting with Yael; choosing to work with her was a very clear decision for us, and she was a pleasure to work with the rest of the way through. She was well organized, extremely thoughtful about the ceremony structure, responsive, and very accommodating of our requests. She very committed to making our ceremony exactly what we wanted. Thank you again Yael for contributing to what was truly an amazing day.

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    Thank you so much Kathryn! I enjoyed working with you and Brian and absolutely love that so many of your guests thought we had known each other for years! Congratulations again :)

    Niki

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  • My husband and I are so happy that we picked Yael to officiate our wedding! From the first phone call I knew she would be perfect. She is such a warm and genuine person and she instantly makes you feel comfortable. You can also tell she is truly passionate about officiating weddings! We booked Yael very early because we knew we would be moving out of the country before our NYC wedding and we wanted to make sure we were able to meet with our officiant before the wedding. Also, since we were getting married outside of our country of residence we needed a couple extra odds and ends and Yael was so accommodating and wonderful about everything. She met with us for coffee and did a really in depth interview about us as a couple so that she could write the perfect ceremony for us. Both my husband and I are pretty new to weddings and hadn't been to many before, so we were unsure about a lot of aspects. Yael really helped to calm some of our fears and was amazing at explaining our different op... Read more

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    Thank you so much for this glowing review! You both were so great to work with and I'm happy I could help make your wedding day something meaningful and memorable :) Keep in touch!

    Rose

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    5 out of 5
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  • I truly can't say enough great things about Yael! Leading up to the wedding, I was most excited about the ceremony; the words that would be spoken, how it flowed, how it felt. This was a huge deal to my husband Frank and I. We wanted someone that could lead the service with grace and had the perfect words to say. This was Yael. First of all, Yael is a great writer. She spent over an hour via Skype (this was an out-of-state wedding for Yael) getting to know Frank and I and our relationship with each other. She asked great questions. When she sent the final ceremony draft to us, I quite literally cried - happy tears! It was beautiful and I will cherish it forever. Yael pretty much handled everything from there on out. Any last minute changes I had with the ceremony she adjusted no problem. And any questions I had she always answered in a timely manner. But most of all, Yael has a great personality - you can tell she LOVES to officiate. After the wedding I had many guests tell us how beau... Read more

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    Thank you Rose! I'm so glad I was able to officiate your and Frank's wedding as my first out-of-state ceremony! It was a pleasure working with you two and I wish you all the best! -Yael

    Ana

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  • We are so happy we chose Yael to officiate our wedding. After our meeting we left feeling really happy and convinced that she had been the right choice. She was nice and warm, we felt like we were talking to a friend. She really took the time to get to know us and learn about our story together and addressed all of our questions and concerns. She helped us craft our ceremony the way we had envisioned it and it came together perfectly. Based on what we had talked about she created a beautiful ceremony that was personal, intimate and very close to our hearts. She captured us and the love we have for each other perfectly. Our family and friends loved it, and we got so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was, all thanks to Yael. We highly recommend her, we are so happy we shared our day with her!

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    Thank you very much for this thoughtful and kind review! It was an honor to be a part of your day and I wish you only the very best!

    yann

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  • We had a good feeling about Yael when we talked to her on the phone, and our first impression was confirmed when we met with her in person. She was open-minded and very flexible, and listened carefully to what we wanted from the ceremony. She also offered great suggestions based on her experience! We loved our wedding ceremony-- Yael made it sound like she knew us well, even though we only met once (in addition to exchanging several e-mails). In fact, a few of our guests thought that Yael was a friend of ours! We highly recommend her.

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    Thank you for this review! One of the best compliments I can receive is when wedding guests think I'm a long-time friend of the wedding couple, so thank you very much for sharing that. Congratulations and keep in touch! --Yael

    Emily

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  • Yael was just wonderful!!! We highly, highly recommend her! She was so nice and accommodating and helpful. She made the process completely stress-free and also fun. She was so knowledgeable about the entire process and wrote a wonderful ceremony that was exactly what we envisioned. She even researched quotes, readings, and traditions for us, based on what we were interested in. We were so comfortable with her and our families were too. She's the best!

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    Thank you so much Emily! It was a pleasure to work with you and Peter and so much fun finding the perfect quotes to include in your ceremony. Please keep in touch! Best wishes, Yael

    Allison

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  • From the second my husband and I met Yael, we knew she would be the perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. Coming from different religious backgrounds, we wanted a more non denominational ceremony that was still special. At our first meeting, Yael asked lots of questions about our relationship, and how we felt about eachother. She was extremely warm and had a genuine interest in what we had to say. Based on the info she gathered at our meeting, as well as some follow up phone calls, Yael put together the perfect ceremony. It so personal .. And perfectly captured the love between myself and my husband. Our wedding guests also raved about what a great and well written ceremony it was. I would highly recommend Yael... She's the best!

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    Thank you so much Allison! It was such a pleasure to work with you and Jared on your ceremony. Well wishes to you both and please keep in touch!

    Chantal

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  • Yael made our dream come true. Even if we were in different countries, for the preparations, she understood what we were looking for as a ceremony. Short as we wanted but so complete with the right words, it was simply wonderful! A pure bliss filled with love. I could never thank her enough for that special day.

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    Thank you so much for including me in your special day! It was a wonderful ceremony and I wish you the best going forward. Keep in touch :)

    Vilan

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  • Yael delivers exactly what you want from an officiant. She has a passion for what she does and aims to deliver exactly the kind of ceremony you're looking for. She'll ask all the right questions necessary for her to understand what kind of wedding you want and will create an experience that you and your guests will walk away from smiling (some crying but it's a wedding, people cry). Thank you!

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    Thank you for such a kind review! Happy I could make your guests smile (and even cry). Stay in touch and be well! -Yael

    User6406981

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  • Yael was incredible to work with, we met with so many other officiants but they all felt odd and cheesy. Yael really took the time to learn about our story and the result was a beautiful ceremony that was crafted just for us. She really took the time to listen and to understand what we had in mind. she's also incredibly personable and kind (when we could not meet her she would Skype or face time with us and she helped us with our vows). My partner and I really felt a great connection with her, she understood our vision. Our ceremony was just exactly what we had in mind, a personal and emotional celebration of our journey as a couple.

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    Thank you for such a wonderful review! It was a pleasure working with you. Enjoy married life! - Yael

    Betina

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  • You will appreciate Yael's approach to creating a personalized and unique ceremony that fits your story. Take the time to sit down with her so that she can learn about you. As a former reporter, she is good at ferreting out important nuggets and will use the details to make your guests laugh and cry as she paints a vivid picture of you and your relationship in her remarks.

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