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A More Perfect Union - Hope Mirlis

New York , NY

LOCATION

New York, NY US 10032

PHONE

917-504-4468

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Hello and congratulations on the next step in your journey. The wedding day is a celebration of your love with those closest to you. The ceremony while usually just a small portion of... Read more
Hello and congratulations on the next step in your journey. The wedding day is a celebration of your love with those closest to you. The ceremony while usually just a small portion of the day is the main reason for gathering - a chance to create a meaningful and important ritual of your union. As a Wedding Officiant, I instill an atmosphere of relaxation, humor, and honesty - including only what you want for your special day. I listen to your story and write a completely custom ceremony making it very "you," but a completely memorable experience.

I approach the ceremony from a secular/non-denominational place, but am happy to include anything from a religious tradition, if you have one. I also offer pre-marital counseling and a yoga practice designed for couples and/or their wedding parties.

Please contact me for a complimentary consultation to begin discussing the journey ahead. 917-504-4468 or hope@perfectunionNY.com Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

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Melanie
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are considering Hope for your ceremony, don't think another second. She is a true professional and made our day more than special. From our first meeting until our wedding day, she took care of every detail. There are things that come up that you don't even think of and Hope always had it covered. She created a ceremony that was authentic to us and very memorable for our guests. She can make the ceremony to whatever you dream it to be.
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Whitney
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Hope was awesome and I would recommend her to anyone getting married.
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Hope for a lovely ceremony.
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Salua
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We began searching online for officiants and found only people who were offering cookie-cutter services – only one in person meeting, one phone call and arrival only 10 minutes before the ceremony type nonsense – and we knew that the ceremony we would end up with would be impersonal, bland and lacking.

After a few frustrating days of this, we came across A More Perfect Union, and the description just gave off a very different, inviting feel. We set up a meeting with Hope, and before the introductions were far behind us, we already knew we had found the officiant for Our wedding.

In our discussions, we learned more about the services Hope provides in addition to officiating, which include life coaching, wedding yoga and pre-marital counseling. We had already decided that we had wanted to start things off on the right foot, so we also signed up for counseling. Hope met us for four sessions, and helped us discuss issues which most commonly cause marital troubles and divorce. We both felt the sessions were very effective, and we plan to meet with Hope every so often in the future for periodic marital refreshers/check-ins.

Leading up to the wedding, we touched base often with Hope and she put together many drafts (I think more than 10!) of our ceremony just to tweak and refine the words to perfectly reflect our personalities and wishes. The final version was exactly what we envisioned, before we even knew what kind of ceremony we would want. Since the wedding, one of our most common things we've heard was how wonderful our ceremony was, how much it reflected the two of us and how excellent Hope was in her delivery and presence during the ceremony.

In all, we couldn't have asked for a better officiant or counselor. Hope helped to guide us through the wedding process and gave us a wedding ceremony we only could have dreamed of. We could not give her a more enthusiastic recommendation for other couples!
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Selene
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Hope was exactly who we needed to lead our wedding. She worked closely with us over the course of two months to design a totally custom ceremony, incorporating all of the elements we wanted. She helped us to focus our ideas and then expanded upon them with her own words. We loved that she was totally open to feedback and would eliminate any phrasing that we didn't respond to without taking it personally. She also offered great advice on readings.

At the rehearsal, Hope quickly bonded with our families and bridal party- but at the same time kept everyone in line as people were wandering off to photograph the sunset.

And on the big day, Hope was just perfect. Sometimes when planning a non-denominational wedding, the ceremony is an afterthought. You focus on the party and the design and when it comes time to pick an officiant you think maybe you should just have a friend do it. I'm SO glad we didn't do that. The ceremony was absolutely our favorite part of the day and Hope was an integral part of it. We're so happy we chose her.
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Chris
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot imagine preparing for marriage without Hope's insight and guidance. She helped me and my fiancee navigate some very important (and sometimes difficult) topics that we would never have thought of otherwise. Through our sessions, she learned so much about us as a couple, and incorporated this knowledge into our ceremony. Because of her care, attention, and presence, what could have been a mundane ritual was transformed into a hand-tailored ceremony and a true celebration.
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angela
Wedding:
9/24/2011
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I was lucky enough to have Hope not only serve as our pre-marital counselor and officiate our wedding, but also to guide me, my maid of honor and two close friends in a wedding-day yoga practice. Hope got us out of our heads and into our hearts. The focus on breath and heart was so soothing, and was absolutely perfect - just what I needed to settle myself before our ceremony. I felt truly centered, awake and aware, and because of that, I was able to be fully present as I entered marriage. Our ceremony, written primarily by Hope, was deeply personal and full of meaning. She was accommodating and encouraging of the Buddhist tone we were looking for, and provided some lovely touches by way of her own research. I cannot express how grateful I am to have had her support by way of yoga, officiating and serving as a personal centering point for me on that day.
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