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 ~
Serving Central and Upstate New York, Western Massachusetts, and Southern Wisconsin
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.

  • 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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