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I can't begin to express how wonderful it was to work with Dorry and how truly special and amazing our wedding ceremony was. We had the opportunity to work with Dorry twice. Due to some health issues Dorry married my husband and I in a private ceremony just the two of us and then again a year and a half later in front of our family and friends. Both ceremonies, for different reasons, completely exceeded any expectations I had. She has an amazing gift for getting to know people and learning what is important to them. Additionally she is a beautiful writer and I have received so many compliments from guests about how special our ceremony was. We are truly grateful to have founded her through a friend and the best thing I did with regards to our wedding was hire her to marry us.

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Christina, Wedding Date: 10/24/2015

About

A celebrant wedding reflects your truth, your personality and your beliefs. It tells your story in a creative, expressive way; and that is essential to assuring your ceremony is one-a-kind.

It’s your wedding day. In a celebrant ceremony the focus is on you and your partner from the moment you enter -- and it continues as you walk back down the aisle as a married couple! Of course, it’s obvious the emphasis would be on you, after all – it's your wedding day. However, at a celebrant wedding the whole idea around being the center of attention is distinctively unique. That’s because your ceremony is designed to celebrate all that is special about you in a way that is personal and sincere. As a result, your guests come away knowing that they are fundamental to the joy of your celebration.

As your wedding celebrant I work with you to select the music to be played, the rituals to be performed, the order and pageantry of the processional, the traditions, readings or blessings which you feel a connection to; assuring that the fiber of your ceremony is woven with authenticity, meaning and care. Together we consider the tone of your ceremony; light-hearted, serious, whimsical, spiritual, romantic, personal, or some combination of these or other feelings. You’ll see every word to be spoken beforehand – the ceremony script is forwarded for your feedback. That’s how you know the ceremony will honestly reflect you and and your values. 

From the very beginning it’s your story that’s told – there isn’t the slightest chance of being plugged into a formulized wedding template. True, it won’t be the same as other ceremonies you attended last month or even last year. This I promise; your wedding ceremony will be unique and touching – a memory to cherish on each anniversary and for your entire lifetime.

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Officiant - Frequently Asked Questions
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NJ, PA
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

57 Reviews

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5.0/5.0
User6930473, Wedding Date: 1+ year ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

My husband and I are from different backgrounds in terms of our faith, so when we set out to find someone to marry us we knew we wanted to find someone who would accept our interfaith marriage and work with us to craft a ceremony that was unique to us, incorporated traditions and readings that spoke to both families' religions, and focused primarily on our love and relationship. When we first spoke to Dorry, we knew we had found the perfect person to craft our ceremony. Not only did Dorry share a deep understanding of our long-distance relationship (she confided that both she and her husband did the same long-distance when they first met!), she also took extreme care to know and remember by name, the important people in our lives: from family members to best friends. She took the time to meet with us in person without any pressure to sign a contract, but to get to know us better. And, in the lead up to the wedding, she helped us prepare with a thorough questionnaire that allowed us to introspectively reflect on our feelings for one another and the importance of the step we were making in our relationship in the lead up to our big day. We worked with her to edit the ceremony to make it exactly what we wanted, and she was grateful to include all of our personal anecdotes, our personal vows, and rituals. Now, three weeks after our wedding, my husband and I are still receiving compliments from guests for how personal, touching, and inspiring our wedding ceremony was. The wedding venue, photographer, and videographer have all asked for Dorry's information to share with potential clients - because she was THAT good. And we can't say enough how special it was for us to work with Dorry, create a ceremony that was meaningful to us and our guests, and that truly stands out as the most important part of our wedding day.

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5.0/5.0
patricia, Wedding Date: 10/25/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I am still coming down from an absolutely wonderful day!

I can not find the words to express how blessed and fortunate I felt to have Dorry speak at our wedding. She is a wonderful artist and I am left stunned and in awe of what she created for my husband and I.

The morning after the ceremony, my husband and I had a very special and quiet moment in front of the fire place at the Inn in Princeton were it was held. It was still dark and no one was around, plus the moon was full and shining down through the windows. We stood close in the exact same spot and held hands. A rush of emotions come over us as the memory of what we experienced with Dorry came back to our hearts and minds, plus the realization that something remarkable happened there.

I felt as though we were in the mist of something very special, almost magically divine during the ceremony. I hung on every word and have never felt so in the moment in my entire life, ever. It was truly a spiritual and emotional experience that I will never, ever forget!

Dorry made our ceremony exceptionally unique and memorable. She is truly gifted and we feel blessed to have come together with her to create such an wonderful ceremony.

Services Used: Officiant

5.0/5.0
John, Wedding Date: 10/25/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Few things in life are as important as the day you get married. Few things in life should generate life long memories for you, your spouse, and those you love as the wedding day. My wife’s and my journey with Dorry began some six months before the wedding. Dorry worked closely with us to learn about us as individuals and as a couple. Her experience and her commitment to her art of developing the perfect story of a couple’s journey through life that led them to becoming joined in marriage is nothing less than amazing.
Dorry is committed to you as a couple. She takes her time to artfully craft a ceremony that is moving, joyous, and memorable. My wife’s and my ceremony will be lovingly etched in our memories for a life time, all thanks to Dorry. Her experience and her devotion to what she does can take the weight of stress and anxiety out the planning process. Her ability to communicate what she is thinking allowed my wife and I to be intimately involved in the creation of a beautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding in a way that makes you completely enjoy the process.
Dorry ensures that the wedding day is about the bride and the groom. She is quite engaging in her ability to tell your individual story without her becoming the focus of an event. This truly is an art, and she is truly an accomplished, professional artist. When my wife’s and my day finally came we were able to experience a ceremony so beautiful that it is beyond description.
Dorry was able to convey the level of love that my wife and I have for each other that each person attending was able to understand and experience our love story. Words absolutely fail to give Dorry the credit that she deserves. If you want to make your wedding one of the most memorable events in your life and in the lives of those that mean much to you, then all I can say is that I would recommend Dorry with the highest marks.

Services Used: Officiant

5.0/5.0
Christina, Wedding Date: 10/24/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I can't begin to express how wonderful it was to work with Dorry and how truly special and amazing our wedding ceremony was. We had the opportunity to work with Dorry twice. Due to some health issues Dorry married my husband and I in a private ceremony just the two of us and then again a year and a half later in front of our family and friends. Both ceremonies, for different reasons, completely exceeded any expectations I had. She has an amazing gift for getting to know people and learning what is important to them. Additionally she is a beautiful writer and I have received so many compliments from guests about how special our ceremony was. We are truly grateful to have founded her through a friend and the best thing I did with regards to our wedding was hire her to marry us.

Services Used: Officiant

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