As a certified life-cycle celebrant specializing in wedding
ceremonies and vow renewals, Emily VanLaeys provides the kind
of ceremony that quality shoppers are looking for. These words
from wedding photographer, Meg Arno, will give you a clear
picture of the kind of ceremony you can expect to have if you
work with Emily:

"Having photographed literally hundreds of weddings, it is with much
experience that I pronounce the professional services of Emily VanLaeys a
refreshing addition to the wedding world.  For couples seeking a more
non-traditional celebrant to conduct their marriage ceremony, Emily
provides a personal approach that adds as much  information to a
couple's vows as they would like to have.  Emily obviously spends time
with a couple before their wedding day, listening to their stories of how
they met and what they expect from their wedding ceremony.  

Emily carefully and creatively weaves those details together in a
story-like form to share with the wedding guests during the ceremony.  
While listening to Emily preside over a recent couple's wedding, I was
surprised to learn that she was not a relative of the couple.  She had
done her homework, knew the facts and prepared her statement to
reflect the love of the couple in a genuine, heartfelt manner which not
only embraced the couple but the witnesses as well.  

Beyond her well-prepared message, Emily also is instrumental in
organizing the wedding party and making sure the ceremony starts on
time.  Her sense of dedication to the couple is evident.  I would advise
couples who are interested in customizing their marriage ceremony to
discuss their ideas with Emily.  She is professional in every manner, yet
retains an air of friendship while doing so."

                                               ~Meg Anderson Argo

Custom Wedding Ceremonies
~ meaningful, memorable, and created just for you ~
Is a Celebrant-Led Ceremony Right for You?
The answer could be yes if:

  • You are looking for someone warm and personable to officiate at your
    central New York  wedding ceremony.

  • You want the ceremony to be the focal point of your special day.

  • You want a fun but meaningful ceremony that's all about the two of

  • You would like to collaborate with your celebrant on the creation of
    your personalized ceremony.

  • You want a civil ceremony that's more memorable than the usual
    justice-of-the-peace wedding.

  • You want an interfaith ceremony that incorporates traditions from
    both of your backgrounds.

  • You are looking for an upstate New York wedding officiant who will
    create and perform a ceremony that will be a true reflection of who
    you are and the way you love each other.
Contact Emily for a free interview:


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