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A Wedding Officiant and Registered Celebrant

New York , NY

LOCATION

219 Avenue B
New York, NY US 10009 (map)
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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement!

I will combine your story, beliefs and values, interweaving family & friends creating a unique ceremony that expresses your love and... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement!

I will combine your story, beliefs and values, interweaving family & friends creating a unique ceremony that expresses your love and commitment. I honor all traditions.; secular, spiritual, interfaith and intercultural.

As your Celebrant it is an honor to craft and conduct a ceremony that is your choice. We start with a No-Obligation Complimentary Consultation. I will structure, organize and perform your ceremony with grace and warmth. I bring more than 30 years of experience offering a unique convergence of skills as a Celebrant Foundation Graduate, published writer and university professor.

As your Celebrant I am your co-creator, resource person, encourager, and Legal Wedding Officiant. I create unique ceremonies and with each wedding that I write, I draw upon my writing skills to crystallize your story. My organizational skills as a director combine with my teaching skills to create an atmosphere of compassion. My vocal skills and command of language merge to beautifully express what is in your heart. For your no obligation complimentary consultation and to check my availability please call or Email. Thank-you for considering me as your Celebrant. I



Website: www.Shaunaweddings.com

Email: Shaunacelebrant@yahoo.com

Phone: 917 494 6273

Serving New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Westchester.

Shauna Kanter is a legal registered wedding officiant, an ordained non-denominational minister and a celebrant. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
All ceremonies are written and approved in advance with each couple. Every word, phrase, poem and quote is approved by every couple.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, of course.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have many many selections that are Emailed to couples so they can choose vows, re-write and/or change existing vows or get their own ideas to create their very own original vows.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, either the day before or one or two hours before the ceremony.

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for more from a wedding officiant. From the start when we first met her, Shauna really won us over with her warmth and sense of humor. She worked so hard to create a personal and intimate ceremony for us. On the day, our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be, all thanks to Shauna. She made our guests feel so welcome and relaxed, and we all had smiles on our faces from start to finish. She also made sure we were well prepared and had everything we needed for the big day. We're so thankful to Shauna for everything she's helped us with, and for making our wedding ceremony such a special time for us and our guests.
We could not have asked for more from a wedding officiant. From the start when we first met her, Shauna really won us over Read more...
We could not have asked for more from a wedding officiant. From the start when we first met her, Shauna really won us over with her warmth and sense of humor. She worked so hard to create a personal and intimate ceremony for us. On the day, our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be, all thanks to Shauna. She made our guests feel so welcome and relaxed, and we all had smiles on our faces from start to finish. She also made sure we were well prepared and had everything we needed for the big day. We're so thankful to Shauna for everything she's helped us with, and for making our wedding ceremony such a special time for us and our guests. Read less
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Shir
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a hard time finding an officiant, and Shauna Kanter was sort of a last resort—I didn't know her or anyone she worked with: I found her during an online search, and decided to give it a shot. Well, it was the best decision I made... From the first email communication, through phone conversations and the entire process of writing the vows and editing them, Shauna was extremely professional, aware and sensitive to family dynamics and character and to the differences in communication between my husband and myself, and the result was a ceremony that was moving in its simplicity and honesty and as" close to home" as it could possibly be. If I had to do this again, I would not change a thing.
I had a hard time finding an officiant, and Shauna Kanter was sort of a last resort—I didn't know her or anyone she worked Read more...
I had a hard time finding an officiant, and Shauna Kanter was sort of a last resort—I didn't know her or anyone she worked with: I found her during an online search, and decided to give it a shot. Well, it was the best decision I made... From the first email communication, through phone conversations and the entire process of writing the vows and editing them, Shauna was extremely professional, aware and sensitive to family dynamics and character and to the differences in communication between my husband and myself, and the result was a ceremony that was moving in its simplicity and honesty and as" close to home" as it could possibly be. If I had to do this again, I would not change a thing. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Shauna worked us to create a beautiful wedding. From our first contact with her she was warm and calming. As a same-sex couple (two grooms) we did not have a long history of wedding tradition to fall back on. With Shuana, we developed a ceremony that called on some traditional aspects while also recognising what makes us as individuals, and as a couple, unique.

She listened to our history to interpret our "love story", she worked with us to develop our vows and she included parts that made our guests feel welcome and part of the ceremony. We really enjoyed working with her. She was an oasis of calm in the long process of planning and executing a wedding.
Shauna worked us to create a beautiful wedding. From our first contact with her she was warm and calming. As a same-sex Read more...
Shauna worked us to create a beautiful wedding. From our first contact with her she was warm and calming. As a same-sex couple (two grooms) we did not have a long history of wedding tradition to fall back on. With Shuana, we developed a ceremony that called on some traditional aspects while also recognising what makes us as individuals, and as a couple, unique.

She listened to our history to interpret our "love story", she worked with us to develop our vows and she included parts that made our guests feel welcome and part of the ceremony. We really enjoyed working with her. She was an oasis of calm in the long process of planning and executing a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Shauna officiated our wedding, and we could not have been happier! The search for an officiant was difficult, as we wanted to make sure we connected with the person. We knew Shauna was the right person on our first call. She was very responsive and was easy to work with. When she arrived the day-of, she was efficient and helped to calm our nerves. We would recommend her to anyone!
Shauna officiated our wedding, and we could not have been happier! The search for an officiant was difficult, as we wanted Read more...
Shauna officiated our wedding, and we could not have been happier! The search for an officiant was difficult, as we wanted to make sure we connected with the person. We knew Shauna was the right person on our first call. She was very responsive and was easy to work with. When she arrived the day-of, she was efficient and helped to calm our nerves. We would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
After being together for nearly four years, my partner Martin and I decided to officially tie the knot in New York City. After reviewing and communicating with many of the officiants on wedding wire, we decided to ask Shauna to officiate our ceremony. We couldn't have made a better choice. Shauna was extremely professional yet very easy to talk to and plan with. We had very little experience with New York's venues, but Shauna provided very helpful advice which helped make our big day extremely special. We had high expectations for our ceremony and Shauna met and exceeded each expectation. The ring vows that Shauna had provided us were some of the most beautiful vows that I have ever heard she conducted the ceremony as though she had known us for years. I would recommend Shauna without reservation to anybody who is planning on getting married in the New York area.
After being together for nearly four years, my partner Martin and I decided to officially tie the knot in New York City. Read more...
After being together for nearly four years, my partner Martin and I decided to officially tie the knot in New York City. After reviewing and communicating with many of the officiants on wedding wire, we decided to ask Shauna to officiate our ceremony. We couldn't have made a better choice. Shauna was extremely professional yet very easy to talk to and plan with. We had very little experience with New York's venues, but Shauna provided very helpful advice which helped make our big day extremely special. We had high expectations for our ceremony and Shauna met and exceeded each expectation. The ring vows that Shauna had provided us were some of the most beautiful vows that I have ever heard she conducted the ceremony as though she had known us for years. I would recommend Shauna without reservation to anybody who is planning on getting married in the New York area. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Shauna worked with us to develop a personal ceremony. She was incredibly responsive and organized and made sure that we had the ceremony and vows complete in advance. We went back and forth on drafts 3 or 4 times until we had it just right, and Shauna was very responsive each time. We picked Shauna over other officiants because of her organization and attention to detail but also because of her manner -- when we met her she was happy and vibrant and so pleasant to be around. Her voice is just lovely and we knew that her personality and presentation would create the warm, personal ceremony we wanted for us and our guests. We highly recommend Shauna if you want to create a personal ceremony that is all your own and not worry about any details with your officiant!
Shauna worked with us to develop a personal ceremony. She was incredibly responsive and organized and made sure that we Read more...
Shauna worked with us to develop a personal ceremony. She was incredibly responsive and organized and made sure that we had the ceremony and vows complete in advance. We went back and forth on drafts 3 or 4 times until we had it just right, and Shauna was very responsive each time. We picked Shauna over other officiants because of her organization and attention to detail but also because of her manner -- when we met her she was happy and vibrant and so pleasant to be around. Her voice is just lovely and we knew that her personality and presentation would create the warm, personal ceremony we wanted for us and our guests. We highly recommend Shauna if you want to create a personal ceremony that is all your own and not worry about any details with your officiant! Read less
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Sevgi
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Shauna was great throughout the entire process. She was always quick to respond to our questions and concerns and very receptive to our personal needs. She provided us with a great frame to structure our wedding vows.

My husband and I had a ceremony at the Boat House in Central Park on Valentine's Day. We had made sure everything was set up with the management beforehand, but were still met with some resistance from the general manager once we arrived. Shauna quickly intervened in the conversation and diffused the situation very kindly as well as with our best interests in mind. She is a pro!!!

She was well-organized and performed a beautiful and an intimate ceremony, with her lovely voice :), that everybody loved..

We recommend her to everyone..

WE LOVE YOU, Shauna :)
Sevgi & Eric
Shauna was great throughout the entire process. She was always quick to respond to our questions and concerns and very Read more...
Shauna was great throughout the entire process. She was always quick to respond to our questions and concerns and very receptive to our personal needs. She provided us with a great frame to structure our wedding vows.

My husband and I had a ceremony at the Boat House in Central Park on Valentine's Day. We had made sure everything was set up with the management beforehand, but were still met with some resistance from the general manager once we arrived. Shauna quickly intervened in the conversation and diffused the situation very kindly as well as with our best interests in mind. She is a pro!!!

She was well-organized and performed a beautiful and an intimate ceremony, with her lovely voice :), that everybody loved..

We recommend her to everyone..

WE LOVE YOU, Shauna :)
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Candy
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Shauna not only served as our officiant, but our wedding planner/wedding hero! We planned our wedding from Louisiana, so she was our eyes, ears and all-around go-to person to pull together a beautifully staged venue and ceremony! The ceremony was heartfelt, funny, engaging and perfectly executed. It was as-if we had known each other for years...not just in the many phone calls along the way. She captured our love in her words and was, without a doubt, meant to be in our lives and part of our big day. 20+ family members and friends traveled to NY to witness our wedding and rave reviews of the ceremony were plentiful. From one of the wedding guests..."Hands down best wedding I've been to!" We couldn't agree more, but we're a little biased. Make the phone call and talk to Shauna. You will thank me for years to come!
Shauna not only served as our officiant, but our wedding planner/wedding hero! We planned our wedding from Louisiana, so Read more...
Shauna not only served as our officiant, but our wedding planner/wedding hero! We planned our wedding from Louisiana, so she was our eyes, ears and all-around go-to person to pull together a beautifully staged venue and ceremony! The ceremony was heartfelt, funny, engaging and perfectly executed. It was as-if we had known each other for years...not just in the many phone calls along the way. She captured our love in her words and was, without a doubt, meant to be in our lives and part of our big day. 20+ family members and friends traveled to NY to witness our wedding and rave reviews of the ceremony were plentiful. From one of the wedding guests..."Hands down best wedding I've been to!" We couldn't agree more, but we're a little biased. Make the phone call and talk to Shauna. You will thank me for years to come! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Shauna did a wonderful job officiating our wedding! She was professional but also warm. When we first were considering Shauna, we emailed and then Skyped to get to know one another. Then she sent us a questionnaire to fill out and a collection of vows and readings to look through. We had a bump in the road in our planning process, as the first draft we received was not at all what we were expecting. However, when we spoke and explained what we felt was missing and needed to be reworked she was incredibly receptive and worked to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted it to be. When we got the next draft- it was perfect. Shauna did a wonderful job. We were so happy with our ceremony.
Shauna did a wonderful job officiating our wedding! She was professional but also warm. When we first were considering Read more...
Shauna did a wonderful job officiating our wedding! She was professional but also warm. When we first were considering Shauna, we emailed and then Skyped to get to know one another. Then she sent us a questionnaire to fill out and a collection of vows and readings to look through. We had a bump in the road in our planning process, as the first draft we received was not at all what we were expecting. However, when we spoke and explained what we felt was missing and needed to be reworked she was incredibly receptive and worked to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted it to be. When we got the next draft- it was perfect. Shauna did a wonderful job. We were so happy with our ceremony. Read less
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GJ
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I contacted Shauna about my wedding approximately 1 month before our wedding. She was very responsive and took the time to meet with me before she headed off to vacation.

As a person that was rushed for time, she helped us customize a ceremony that was beautiful. She helped us write our own vows and find a ritual to perform for us at a reasonable price.

I would recommend her to our friends.
I contacted Shauna about my wedding approximately 1 month before our wedding. She was very responsive and took the time to Read more...
I contacted Shauna about my wedding approximately 1 month before our wedding. She was very responsive and took the time to meet with me before she headed off to vacation.

As a person that was rushed for time, she helped us customize a ceremony that was beautiful. She helped us write our own vows and find a ritual to perform for us at a reasonable price.

I would recommend her to our friends. Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Someone described our ceremony as magical. While a lot of things went into making it a perfect day, Shauna was a big part of it.

She worked with us over a period of months to write a very personal ceremony. Then on the wedding day, she showed up well organized and with purpose (which I like). She immediately had me point out all of the pre-defined important people for the ceremony (best man, maid of honor, parents, etc) and made sure everyone had there cues. She also met with the band and made sure they had their cues. She then performed a beautiful ceremony that everyone loved. She definitely knows what she is doing.
Someone described our ceremony as magical. While a lot of things went into making it a perfect day, Shauna was a big part Read more...
Someone described our ceremony as magical. While a lot of things went into making it a perfect day, Shauna was a big part of it.

She worked with us over a period of months to write a very personal ceremony. Then on the wedding day, she showed up well organized and with purpose (which I like). She immediately had me point out all of the pre-defined important people for the ceremony (best man, maid of honor, parents, etc) and made sure everyone had there cues. She also met with the band and made sure they had their cues. She then performed a beautiful ceremony that everyone loved. She definitely knows what she is doing. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We were looking for someone who could provide a non-religious ceremony that spoke about our commitment to each other, and who could provide a personalized ceremony. Shauna met with me (unfortunately my husband couldn't attend due to work at the last minute), and she spent the time to listen to how we met, what kind of ceremony we wanted, if we wanted to add any traditions or readings. She gave great advice, and then even skyped with us after the initial meeting so that she could get my husband's feedback as well. Everyone said they loved how honest the ceremony was, including our vows, and how natural and about us it was. They appreciated the personalization of it & many said it made them tear up. So, very successful and beautiful, plus I heard after that she was very helpful to my husband when he was getting stressed about what to do with himself when I was running late to the ceremony! So - thank you Shauna for taking care of my husband that day :)
We were looking for someone who could provide a non-religious ceremony that spoke about our commitment to each other, and Read more...
We were looking for someone who could provide a non-religious ceremony that spoke about our commitment to each other, and who could provide a personalized ceremony. Shauna met with me (unfortunately my husband couldn't attend due to work at the last minute), and she spent the time to listen to how we met, what kind of ceremony we wanted, if we wanted to add any traditions or readings. She gave great advice, and then even skyped with us after the initial meeting so that she could get my husband's feedback as well. Everyone said they loved how honest the ceremony was, including our vows, and how natural and about us it was. They appreciated the personalization of it & many said it made them tear up. So, very successful and beautiful, plus I heard after that she was very helpful to my husband when he was getting stressed about what to do with himself when I was running late to the ceremony! So - thank you Shauna for taking care of my husband that day :) Read less
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Lenny
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
When my wife and I first met with Shauna, we knew we'd found our officiant. She was very warm and funny and most of all, she was extremely professional and very organized. She listened to our ideas and was able to piece together the personalized, intimate ceremony we wanted. She was great to work with and was very accessible and collaborative throughout the entire process. Don't be a fool and hire Shauna.
When my wife and I first met with Shauna, we knew we'd found our officiant. She was very warm and funny and most of all, Read more...
When my wife and I first met with Shauna, we knew we'd found our officiant. She was very warm and funny and most of all, she was extremely professional and very organized. She listened to our ideas and was able to piece together the personalized, intimate ceremony we wanted. She was great to work with and was very accessible and collaborative throughout the entire process. Don't be a fool and hire Shauna. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Shauna did a BEAUTIFUL ceremony! She did a perfect job! We got compliments all night long about how touching and full of love and warmth our ceremony was. We really appreciated her professionalism and amazing execution of the best night of our lives! I would recommend her to anyone I can.
Shauna did a BEAUTIFUL ceremony! She did a perfect job! We got compliments all night long about how touching and full of Read more...
Shauna did a BEAUTIFUL ceremony! She did a perfect job! We got compliments all night long about how touching and full of love and warmth our ceremony was. We really appreciated her professionalism and amazing execution of the best night of our lives! I would recommend her to anyone I can. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Dear Shauna,

We just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you!!!! We were so pleased with the poise and professionalism you showed during our lovely ceremony. All of our guests were fawning over how beautiful it all turned out! You made our ceremony so personal and heartfelt...we couldn't be happier! We will be singing your praises to everyone for many years to come! Thanks again.

Matt and Melissa Toubin
Dear Shauna,

We just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you!!!! We were so pleased with the poise and Read more...
Dear Shauna,

We just wanted to reach out to you and say thank you!!!! We were so pleased with the poise and professionalism you showed during our lovely ceremony. All of our guests were fawning over how beautiful it all turned out! You made our ceremony so personal and heartfelt...we couldn't be happier! We will be singing your praises to everyone for many years to come! Thanks again.

Matt and Melissa Toubin Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. Shauna was extremely professional from start to finish. She worked with us in the months leading up to our wedding, connecting with our story so that she could personalize our experience. She listened carefully and provided exactly what we wanted, which in our case was a brief but intimate secular ceremony. Shauna was emotionally invested but completely composed and articulate, maintaining a distinctly personal feel. There was not a dry eye in the house. Shauna was able to meet our particular needs while making us feel welcomed, special, and as though we were in the hands of a total professional.
We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. Shauna was extremely professional from start to finish. She worked Read more...
We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. Shauna was extremely professional from start to finish. She worked with us in the months leading up to our wedding, connecting with our story so that she could personalize our experience. She listened carefully and provided exactly what we wanted, which in our case was a brief but intimate secular ceremony. Shauna was emotionally invested but completely composed and articulate, maintaining a distinctly personal feel. There was not a dry eye in the house. Shauna was able to meet our particular needs while making us feel welcomed, special, and as though we were in the hands of a total professional. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Shauna did an amazing job with our ceremony. So many people told us that they loved the ceremony and asked us how we found her. They said the ceremony was touching and sincere and just the right length. It meant so much to Joe and me to have a ceremony that was so "us." We will remember it for the rest of our lives.
Shauna did an amazing job with our ceremony. So many people told us that they loved the ceremony and asked us how we found Read more...
Shauna did an amazing job with our ceremony. So many people told us that they loved the ceremony and asked us how we found her. They said the ceremony was touching and sincere and just the right length. It meant so much to Joe and me to have a ceremony that was so "us." We will remember it for the rest of our lives. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I would definitely qualify myself as an anxious bride! I wanted things in a very specific way, which is why I feel absolutely blessed that I found Shauna! Poor thing went through 7 drafts of my ceremony with me until I felt totally calm and comfortable - such a saint! We both spent quality time getting to know each other over the phone, which was also incredibly helpful for me. She took what I had in mind and incorporated exactly everything I asked for. She even created such a beautiful love story of how I met my husband - people were absolutely blown away.

You rarely hear from your guests that your ceremony is the most memorable, romantic experience they've ever witnessed and I heard that throughout the entire evening of my wedding and ever since. You will not be disappointed - Shauna is amazing!
I would definitely qualify myself as an anxious bride! I wanted things in a very specific way, which is why I feel Read more...
I would definitely qualify myself as an anxious bride! I wanted things in a very specific way, which is why I feel absolutely blessed that I found Shauna! Poor thing went through 7 drafts of my ceremony with me until I felt totally calm and comfortable - such a saint! We both spent quality time getting to know each other over the phone, which was also incredibly helpful for me. She took what I had in mind and incorporated exactly everything I asked for. She even created such a beautiful love story of how I met my husband - people were absolutely blown away.

You rarely hear from your guests that your ceremony is the most memorable, romantic experience they've ever witnessed and I heard that throughout the entire evening of my wedding and ever since. You will not be disappointed - Shauna is amazing! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I surprised my husband this year with a vow renewal in Central Park. We were visiting NYC from Australia for only a week and as he was working during some of this time I only had limited time and days to organise our renewal. I contacted Shauna and was impressed and grateful for her prompt and professional response.

Shauna was always obliging to answer my questions and concerns even when she herself was in the middle of Hurricane Sandy. There are no words to express my gratitude to a very special lady who helped make one of our dreams come true. I would highly recommend Shauna exceptional service to anyone wishing to marry or renew their vows.

Shauna will always have a special place in our hearts tied with wonderful memories of such a beautiful city. Thank you again lovely lady.

Kristy & Jason Clifford
Australia
I surprised my husband this year with a vow renewal in Central Park. We were visiting NYC from Australia for only a week Read more...
I surprised my husband this year with a vow renewal in Central Park. We were visiting NYC from Australia for only a week and as he was working during some of this time I only had limited time and days to organise our renewal. I contacted Shauna and was impressed and grateful for her prompt and professional response.

Shauna was always obliging to answer my questions and concerns even when she herself was in the middle of Hurricane Sandy. There are no words to express my gratitude to a very special lady who helped make one of our dreams come true. I would highly recommend Shauna exceptional service to anyone wishing to marry or renew their vows.

Shauna will always have a special place in our hearts tied with wonderful memories of such a beautiful city. Thank you again lovely lady.

Kristy & Jason Clifford
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We could not be more grateful that we hired Shauna to officiate our ceremony. We live in Florida but were getting married in NYC and she went above and beyond to accommodate us, even Skyping us and setting things up from afar. From the beginning, she was warm, compassionate and so lovely to work with. She took the time to understand us, had us fill out information about ourselves and each other so that she could better understand us as a couple, and when possible, met with us in the city to go over all information. She was thorough and detailed and we couldn't have asked for a better reflection of us then what Shauna created for our ceremony. Guests came up to tell us how much they loved the ceremony and how personal it was. This was because of Shauna's words and her character. We highly recommend her.
We could not be more grateful that we hired Shauna to officiate our ceremony. We live in Florida but were getting married Read more...
We could not be more grateful that we hired Shauna to officiate our ceremony. We live in Florida but were getting married in NYC and she went above and beyond to accommodate us, even Skyping us and setting things up from afar. From the beginning, she was warm, compassionate and so lovely to work with. She took the time to understand us, had us fill out information about ourselves and each other so that she could better understand us as a couple, and when possible, met with us in the city to go over all information. She was thorough and detailed and we couldn't have asked for a better reflection of us then what Shauna created for our ceremony. Guests came up to tell us how much they loved the ceremony and how personal it was. This was because of Shauna's words and her character. We highly recommend her. Read less
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Elisabeth
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I spent a significant amount of time in selecting our wedding officiant...as we spent a lot of time with every aspect of our big day. The most important thing to us was having a day that was as personal as possible. Because we are not part of any church, we did not have an easy "go to" person to officiate our wedding. We met and chatted with several different people, trying to find someone who was willing to go that extra mile to get to know us and our needs. When we first spoke with Shauna on the phone, we spent over an hour just getting to know each other, and what we were hoping for. Never once did we feel rushed or that we had unrealistic expectations, or that we were being judged for not having a specific religious belief.
I knew immediately upon hanging up with Shauna, that she was "the one"! We spent months communicating back and forth, working on the ceremony. She never seemed annoyed or frustrated with our changing of drafts, or additions and subtractions, and I feel like this communication also aided in us getting to know each other as well!
The week before the wedding, the weather looked like it was going to rain on our outdoor wedding ceremony, and I was in an all-out-panic. After speaking with Shauna, and having a mini freak out, she re-assured me that everything would work out, and no matter what, she would be totally flexible with whatever last minute adjustments need to be made. Not only was she flexible, and so accommodating, she did it all with a smile on her face and a calm in her voice. We were so fortunate with all of the people we selected as "vendors" for our big day, but Shauna is truly amazing. She is friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and I believe truly loves what she does. I understand she may be more expensive than your local judge, but every cent is worth it if you are looking for someone who is willing to go the extra mile and do a fantastic job!
My husband and I spent a significant amount of time in selecting our wedding officiant...as we spent a lot of time with Read more...
My husband and I spent a significant amount of time in selecting our wedding officiant...as we spent a lot of time with every aspect of our big day. The most important thing to us was having a day that was as personal as possible. Because we are not part of any church, we did not have an easy "go to" person to officiate our wedding. We met and chatted with several different people, trying to find someone who was willing to go that extra mile to get to know us and our needs. When we first spoke with Shauna on the phone, we spent over an hour just getting to know each other, and what we were hoping for. Never once did we feel rushed or that we had unrealistic expectations, or that we were being judged for not having a specific religious belief.
I knew immediately upon hanging up with Shauna, that she was "the one"! We spent months communicating back and forth, working on the ceremony. She never seemed annoyed or frustrated with our changing of drafts, or additions and subtractions, and I feel like this communication also aided in us getting to know each other as well!
The week before the wedding, the weather looked like it was going to rain on our outdoor wedding ceremony, and I was in an all-out-panic. After speaking with Shauna, and having a mini freak out, she re-assured me that everything would work out, and no matter what, she would be totally flexible with whatever last minute adjustments need to be made. Not only was she flexible, and so accommodating, she did it all with a smile on her face and a calm in her voice. We were so fortunate with all of the people we selected as "vendors" for our big day, but Shauna is truly amazing. She is friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and I believe truly loves what she does. I understand she may be more expensive than your local judge, but every cent is worth it if you are looking for someone who is willing to go the extra mile and do a fantastic job! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
With so many details to attend to and very little time to plan our wedding, it was a joy and a total relief for us to find Shauna. My husband and I had less that 5 months to plan our wedding. By the time we got serious about finding someone to marry us, we were 2 months away from the bid day! From the moment that Shauna and I first spoke I felt confident we'd be in great hands. She was very clear about the process involved and sounded very friendly. We booked our meeting with her and on a rainy day in NYC and came away excited about how meaningful and personalized our ceremony could be! The questionnaire and vow writing was a really profound experience for both Nik and I and with Shauna's help we truly had created a ceremony that we loved. On wedding day, the reality of how this ceremony she performed for us - which we created together - impacted ourselves, our friends and our family... well, it really was an incredible once in a life time beautiful experience!
With so many details to attend to and very little time to plan our wedding, it was a joy and a total relief for us to find Read more...
With so many details to attend to and very little time to plan our wedding, it was a joy and a total relief for us to find Shauna. My husband and I had less that 5 months to plan our wedding. By the time we got serious about finding someone to marry us, we were 2 months away from the bid day! From the moment that Shauna and I first spoke I felt confident we'd be in great hands. She was very clear about the process involved and sounded very friendly. We booked our meeting with her and on a rainy day in NYC and came away excited about how meaningful and personalized our ceremony could be! The questionnaire and vow writing was a really profound experience for both Nik and I and with Shauna's help we truly had created a ceremony that we loved. On wedding day, the reality of how this ceremony she performed for us - which we created together - impacted ourselves, our friends and our family... well, it really was an incredible once in a life time beautiful experience! Read less
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Billy
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were married by Shauna this past August. I must say, the day went off without a hitch. We were lucky that venue where we got married (Onteora Mountain House-beautiful place) suggested Shauna, as we couldn't have found a more perfect officiant. We initially had a conference call with Shauna, and we both agreed she had the warm, caring vibe that we wanted. Shauna has extensive experience in theatre/stage management, so she is well spoken and very organized! She gave us a very detail oriented schedule of how the ceremony would go, maybe even more detailed than we needed (our wedding was pretty simple :) but it was great....everyone knew what to do. Shauna gathered the info we gave her, put it together in a way that flowed very nicely, and she didn't get too weirded out when we requested that she mention our legendary "pizza parties".
On the day of the wedding, she arrived promptly, was wearing a nice dress and looked very pretty, which is good because she's in a lot of pictures! Shauna is the best! We highly recommend her services!
My wife and I were married by Shauna this past August. I must say, the day went off without a hitch. We were lucky that Read more...
My wife and I were married by Shauna this past August. I must say, the day went off without a hitch. We were lucky that venue where we got married (Onteora Mountain House-beautiful place) suggested Shauna, as we couldn't have found a more perfect officiant. We initially had a conference call with Shauna, and we both agreed she had the warm, caring vibe that we wanted. Shauna has extensive experience in theatre/stage management, so she is well spoken and very organized! She gave us a very detail oriented schedule of how the ceremony would go, maybe even more detailed than we needed (our wedding was pretty simple :) but it was great....everyone knew what to do. Shauna gathered the info we gave her, put it together in a way that flowed very nicely, and she didn't get too weirded out when we requested that she mention our legendary "pizza parties".
On the day of the wedding, she arrived promptly, was wearing a nice dress and looked very pretty, which is good because she's in a lot of pictures! Shauna is the best! We highly recommend her services! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Shauna came very highly recommended and we knew after our first meeting with her that she was the perfect celebrant for our wedding. Shauna is very articulate, warm and caring. Shauna picked up during our first meeting how important it was to us that our children be a part of our special day and included them whenever possible in our ceremony while keeping the focus on us. We strongly recommend Shauna if you would like a very special ceremony that is personal, beautiful and elegant. Thank you for making our special day everything we dreamed of. Karen & Phil
Shauna came very highly recommended and we knew after our first meeting with her that she was the perfect celebrant for Read more...
Shauna came very highly recommended and we knew after our first meeting with her that she was the perfect celebrant for our wedding. Shauna is very articulate, warm and caring. Shauna picked up during our first meeting how important it was to us that our children be a part of our special day and included them whenever possible in our ceremony while keeping the focus on us. We strongly recommend Shauna if you would like a very special ceremony that is personal, beautiful and elegant. Thank you for making our special day everything we dreamed of. Karen & Phil Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Shauna Kanter helped make our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect. The ceremony turned out just as we had envisioned it. We received so many compliments on how lovely and personal the ceremony was. One guest (who knows us less well than most of the other guests) commented that she cried during our ceremony because it was so beautiful; she did not even cry at some of her best friends weddings. What a testament to Shauna's writing and delivery! We feel honored that we had the opportunity to work with her, and we thank her for making the whole process a joy.
Shauna Kanter helped make our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect. The ceremony turned out just as we had envisioned it. Read more...
Shauna Kanter helped make our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect. The ceremony turned out just as we had envisioned it. We received so many compliments on how lovely and personal the ceremony was. One guest (who knows us less well than most of the other guests) commented that she cried during our ceremony because it was so beautiful; she did not even cry at some of her best friends weddings. What a testament to Shauna's writing and delivery! We feel honored that we had the opportunity to work with her, and we thank her for making the whole process a joy. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
6/12/2012
5.0/5.0
All of our wedding plans were conducted online, as I reside in OH and my (now) wife is working overseas. I found Shauna via a basic search for an officiant who was experienced in non-religious ceremonies, as we desired no such allusions to religion in our ceremony. She was very friendly and accommodating to our limited availability prior to the ceremony. We sent her our vows, and chose a template for the ceremony from her recommendation with a couple of tweaks for personalization. Shauna arrived in the park for the ceremony and just so happened to be wearing what had been our desired colors. The ceremony was very small and intimate, with only a handful of our friends and family able to attend. She was very professional and conducted the ceremony exactly as promised. I would insist that anyone I knew getting married in or around the NYC area use Shauna.
All of our wedding plans were conducted online, as I reside in OH and my (now) wife is working overseas. I found Shauna Read more...
All of our wedding plans were conducted online, as I reside in OH and my (now) wife is working overseas. I found Shauna via a basic search for an officiant who was experienced in non-religious ceremonies, as we desired no such allusions to religion in our ceremony. She was very friendly and accommodating to our limited availability prior to the ceremony. We sent her our vows, and chose a template for the ceremony from her recommendation with a couple of tweaks for personalization. Shauna arrived in the park for the ceremony and just so happened to be wearing what had been our desired colors. The ceremony was very small and intimate, with only a handful of our friends and family able to attend. She was very professional and conducted the ceremony exactly as promised. I would insist that anyone I knew getting married in or around the NYC area use Shauna. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Shauna Kanter was recommended to my husband Bill and me by the Special Events coordinator at our wedding venue, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Shauna was a perfect fit for us. She spent time getting to know both of us. She asked thoughtful and thought provoking questions to understand not only what type of ceremony we wanted but to have us articulate what we wanted our friends and family to experience through our wedding ceremony. She followed up with a very detailed questionnaire and substantial materials from which to select readings vows, etc. enabling Shauna to personalize our wedding with details and anecdotes that we shared with her. Shauna's warm and welcoming personality helped our guests to really experience not only the joining of the two of us but that our families and friends were also now joined as one. Bill and I are delighted to recommend Shauna Kanter as a sensitive, thoughtful and attentive officiant. ~ Susan Ehmann
Shauna Kanter was recommended to my husband Bill and me by the Special Events coordinator at our wedding venue, Blue Hill Read more...
Shauna Kanter was recommended to my husband Bill and me by the Special Events coordinator at our wedding venue, Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Shauna was a perfect fit for us. She spent time getting to know both of us. She asked thoughtful and thought provoking questions to understand not only what type of ceremony we wanted but to have us articulate what we wanted our friends and family to experience through our wedding ceremony. She followed up with a very detailed questionnaire and substantial materials from which to select readings vows, etc. enabling Shauna to personalize our wedding with details and anecdotes that we shared with her. Shauna's warm and welcoming personality helped our guests to really experience not only the joining of the two of us but that our families and friends were also now joined as one. Bill and I are delighted to recommend Shauna Kanter as a sensitive, thoughtful and attentive officiant. ~ Susan Ehmann Read less
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Valdy
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Shauna Kanter officiated the wedding ceremony for my partner and I this past May. From the moment that we first contacted Shauana, we found her to be warm, caring, and very professional. She was very flexible in arranging times to meet with us, and held our hands in helping us to write our vows by asking insiteful questions, carefully listening, and making sure to fully understand what was imporatnt to us, and our families. Her attentiveness to detail made sure that everything went smoothly and nothing was overlooked.

The experience can be best summed up by a comment from my mother - she wondered why more weddings couldn't be as intimate and as lovely as what we experienced with Shauna.

Thank you, Shuana for making a long awaited day very special.
Shauna Kanter officiated the wedding ceremony for my partner and I this past May. From the moment that we first contacted Read more...
Shauna Kanter officiated the wedding ceremony for my partner and I this past May. From the moment that we first contacted Shauana, we found her to be warm, caring, and very professional. She was very flexible in arranging times to meet with us, and held our hands in helping us to write our vows by asking insiteful questions, carefully listening, and making sure to fully understand what was imporatnt to us, and our families. Her attentiveness to detail made sure that everything went smoothly and nothing was overlooked.

The experience can be best summed up by a comment from my mother - she wondered why more weddings couldn't be as intimate and as lovely as what we experienced with Shauna.

Thank you, Shuana for making a long awaited day very special. Read less
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mary
Wedding:
2/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Shauna was a joy. At every step of the way she made the creation of our special ceremony easy and fun. We learned a great deal about each other as well. She was very detailed oriented and guided us when we had questions and listened to what we wanted at every step of the way. I would whole heartedly give her a major thumbs up she was great and our guests adored her.
Working with Shauna was a joy. At every step of the way she made the creation of our special ceremony easy and fun. We Read more...
Working with Shauna was a joy. At every step of the way she made the creation of our special ceremony easy and fun. We learned a great deal about each other as well. She was very detailed oriented and guided us when we had questions and listened to what we wanted at every step of the way. I would whole heartedly give her a major thumbs up she was great and our guests adored her. Read less
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caitlin
Wedding:
1/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Shauna was warm, sincere, to the point, organized and generous from our very first meeting. Shauna's questions and thoughts added to our wedding shaping it into the ceremony that we just loved. A structure emerged for the ceremony that our guests couldn't stop talking about. They loved her and her beautiful authentic warm voice. We will never forget what she gave us on our special day....
Shauna was warm, sincere, to the point, organized and generous from our very first meeting. Shauna's questions and Read more...
Shauna was warm, sincere, to the point, organized and generous from our very first meeting. Shauna's questions and thoughts added to our wedding shaping it into the ceremony that we just loved. A structure emerged for the ceremony that our guests couldn't stop talking about. They loved her and her beautiful authentic warm voice. We will never forget what she gave us on our special day.... Read less
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maki
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We met Shauna via Email and Skype. I was in Akron, Ohio and my wife to be was in Japan. Shauna helped us plan our wedding ceremony and it went way beyond what we expected. She helped with difficult choices and guided us to include all that we wanted in the ceremony. She was kind, clear-headed and on the day we were so crazy nervous and she was our calm reference point....

Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted, thanks to her careful editing methods and we had more fun during the ceremony than we ever dreamed possible. Thank-you Shauna!!
We met Shauna via Email and Skype. I was in Akron, Ohio and my wife to be was in Japan. Shauna helped us plan our wedding Read more...
We met Shauna via Email and Skype. I was in Akron, Ohio and my wife to be was in Japan. Shauna helped us plan our wedding ceremony and it went way beyond what we expected. She helped with difficult choices and guided us to include all that we wanted in the ceremony. She was kind, clear-headed and on the day we were so crazy nervous and she was our calm reference point....

Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted, thanks to her careful editing methods and we had more fun during the ceremony than we ever dreamed possible. Thank-you Shauna!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Shauna Kanter, our wedding celebrant, exceeded our expectations and brought a special energy to our wedding ceremony. Even after just speaking on the phone, I had a feeling that she was the perfect officiant/wedding celebrant for us, and once my then-fiance and I met with her in person, he couldn’t agree more. Shauna exudes a personable and warm energy, which was important to us in creating the kind of intimate, personalized ceremony we sought. She also has the experience, confidence and vocal presence to embody such a significant role that can influence the tone of the entire wedding day. Shauna asked my fiance and I to each complete her questionnaire, detailing everything from how we met and what we love about each other to the vows and specific traditions and wording we wanted included, and she then wrote our personalized love story, around which she formed the ceremony. She was very open to our editing and very detailed in all aspects of planning surrounding the logistics of the ceremony, and we are so thrilled to have chosen Shauna to be part of our day. So many of our guests commented that she, with her warm and composed energy made the ceremony so special and unique to us as a couple. We whole-heartedly recommend Shauna to anyone seeking a wedding officiant to create a personalized, intimate and joyous ceremony!
Shauna Kanter, our wedding celebrant, exceeded our expectations and brought a special energy to our wedding ceremony. Even Read more...
Shauna Kanter, our wedding celebrant, exceeded our expectations and brought a special energy to our wedding ceremony. Even after just speaking on the phone, I had a feeling that she was the perfect officiant/wedding celebrant for us, and once my then-fiance and I met with her in person, he couldn’t agree more. Shauna exudes a personable and warm energy, which was important to us in creating the kind of intimate, personalized ceremony we sought. She also has the experience, confidence and vocal presence to embody such a significant role that can influence the tone of the entire wedding day. Shauna asked my fiance and I to each complete her questionnaire, detailing everything from how we met and what we love about each other to the vows and specific traditions and wording we wanted included, and she then wrote our personalized love story, around which she formed the ceremony. She was very open to our editing and very detailed in all aspects of planning surrounding the logistics of the ceremony, and we are so thrilled to have chosen Shauna to be part of our day. So many of our guests commented that she, with her warm and composed energy made the ceremony so special and unique to us as a couple. We whole-heartedly recommend Shauna to anyone seeking a wedding officiant to create a personalized, intimate and joyous ceremony! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Shauna served as the officiant for our August 2010 wedding. Her insight was helpful from the start; at our initial consultation, she suggested the perfect spot in Central Park for our 40-person ceremony. She provided some structure to the service by giving us examples to work with, but then let us loose to modify those templates and create our own text. She was approachable and easy to contact with lots of back and forth as we worked through our drafts, and she handled license and other administrative details with ease. She understood the feeling we were trying to achieve, and helped make the day itself one I will remember and cherish forever. Thanks, Shauna. -Jen and Joe
Shauna served as the officiant for our August 2010 wedding. Her insight was helpful from the start; at our initial Read more...
Shauna served as the officiant for our August 2010 wedding. Her insight was helpful from the start; at our initial consultation, she suggested the perfect spot in Central Park for our 40-person ceremony. She provided some structure to the service by giving us examples to work with, but then let us loose to modify those templates and create our own text. She was approachable and easy to contact with lots of back and forth as we worked through our drafts, and she handled license and other administrative details with ease. She understood the feeling we were trying to achieve, and helped make the day itself one I will remember and cherish forever. Thanks, Shauna. -Jen and Joe Read less
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crumpits
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
We are pregnant and Shauna will be doing our baby naming ceremony. We loved working with her. We got so many compliments and so many of our friends loved the ceremony. Shauna made our ceremony special and completely unique, she was there at every step of the way, gently advising us and leading us with a great deal of patience and compassion. During the ceremony people laughed, they cried and we truly celebrated our wedding in just the way we wanted to. Shauna created exactly what we wanted. Thank-you Shauna from the bottom of our hearts.
We are pregnant and Shauna will be doing our baby naming ceremony. We loved working with her. We got so many compliments Read more...
We are pregnant and Shauna will be doing our baby naming ceremony. We loved working with her. We got so many compliments and so many of our friends loved the ceremony. Shauna made our ceremony special and completely unique, she was there at every step of the way, gently advising us and leading us with a great deal of patience and compassion. During the ceremony people laughed, they cried and we truly celebrated our wedding in just the way we wanted to. Shauna created exactly what we wanted. Thank-you Shauna from the bottom of our hearts. Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Shauna was a delight! She led us through every step of our ceremony from listening to our ideas to organizing with our friends to writing our story to holding a wedding rehearsal to performing our wedding - one that we will hold dear forever. She is a true generous spirit. She is our family Celebrant now!
Shauna was a delight! She led us through every step of our ceremony from listening to our ideas to organizing with our Read more...
Shauna was a delight! She led us through every step of our ceremony from listening to our ideas to organizing with our friends to writing our story to holding a wedding rehearsal to performing our wedding - one that we will hold dear forever. She is a true generous spirit. She is our family Celebrant now! Read less
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krissy547
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Shauna gave my husband and I the ceremony that we wanted. Working with her was a joy and when we were stressed or concerned about any ceremony details she was reassuring and calm. Her presence on our wedding day was comforting to both of us and we were extremely happy with her services.
Shauna gave my husband and I the ceremony that we wanted. Working with her was a joy and when we were stressed or Read more...
Shauna gave my husband and I the ceremony that we wanted. Working with her was a joy and when we were stressed or concerned about any ceremony details she was reassuring and calm. Her presence on our wedding day was comforting to both of us and we were extremely happy with her services. Read less
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Katco
Wedding:
7/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Shauna is a genuinely enthusiastic person who helped us through every step. She is truly a lovely lady.
Shauna is a genuinely enthusiastic person who helped us through every step. She is truly a lovely lady.
Shauna is a genuinely enthusiastic person who helped us through every step. She is truly a lovely lady. Read less
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kristboo
Wedding:
6/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Shauna was extremely professional; she was fun to work with, very organized and guided us in ways we couldn't have even known about. She was flexible and really included what we wanted for our ceremony every step of the way. And, she followed up on all the legal stuff. She listened to what we really wanted and then performed this beautiful ceremony. Her voice is to die for, it's so clear and warm. During the reception we got so many compliments on the ceremony. It was such a glorious surprise!
Shauna was extremely professional; she was fun to work with, very organized and guided us in ways we couldn't have even Read more...
Shauna was extremely professional; she was fun to work with, very organized and guided us in ways we couldn't have even known about. She was flexible and really included what we wanted for our ceremony every step of the way. And, she followed up on all the legal stuff. She listened to what we really wanted and then performed this beautiful ceremony. Her voice is to die for, it's so clear and warm. During the reception we got so many compliments on the ceremony. It was such a glorious surprise! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.9/5.0
Shauna wrote a sentimental, funny and heartwarming ceremony. Her words fit us perfectly as a couple. Her delivery was on point, allowing people to take time to laugh and absorb special comments. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful it was. Shauna was punctual, professional and very calming in the midst of an emotional day.
Thank you Laura and Vinnie
Shauna wrote a sentimental, funny and heartwarming ceremony. Her words fit us perfectly as a couple. Her delivery was on Read more...
Shauna wrote a sentimental, funny and heartwarming ceremony. Her words fit us perfectly as a couple. Her delivery was on point, allowing people to take time to laugh and absorb special comments. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful it was. Shauna was punctual, professional and very calming in the midst of an emotional day.
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Linda
Wedding:
5/12/2012
4.9/5.0
We had a great experience with Shauna. She was warm and welcoming from the beginning and we couldn't have been happier with our wedding. She took the time to get to know us and find out what was important to us for the ceremony. Shauna was very responsive to our feedback and incorporated everything we asked, going through multiple revisions well before the day of the wedding. She was very professional and delivered a beautiful ceremony. Shauna was recommended to us by our event coordinator and I'd highly recommend her as well.
We had a great experience with Shauna. She was warm and welcoming from the beginning and we couldn't have been happier Read more...
We had a great experience with Shauna. She was warm and welcoming from the beginning and we couldn't have been happier with our wedding. She took the time to get to know us and find out what was important to us for the ceremony. Shauna was very responsive to our feedback and incorporated everything we asked, going through multiple revisions well before the day of the wedding. She was very professional and delivered a beautiful ceremony. Shauna was recommended to us by our event coordinator and I'd highly recommend her as well. Read less
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S
Wedding:
9/10/2010
4.9/5.0
Shauna Kanter is a wonderful Celebrant. She helped to craft our ceremony and make it our own. During the ceremony writing process, she was very patient and helpful. She worked with us on each draft until our ceremony was perfect. At the actual wedding, she handled the marriage license process seamlessly. Her delivery of our ceremony was also wonderful -- Shauna has a very calming and charming delivery style. I heard nothing but great things from our guests! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a highly personalized ceremony.
Shauna Kanter is a wonderful Celebrant. She helped to craft our ceremony and make it our own. During the ceremony writing Read more...
Shauna Kanter is a wonderful Celebrant. She helped to craft our ceremony and make it our own. During the ceremony writing process, she was very patient and helpful. She worked with us on each draft until our ceremony was perfect. At the actual wedding, she handled the marriage license process seamlessly. Her delivery of our ceremony was also wonderful -- Shauna has a very calming and charming delivery style. I heard nothing but great things from our guests! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a highly personalized ceremony. Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
6/20/2014
4.8/5.0
Shauna was fantastic! We had a very short time to plan our wedding and thankfully Shauna was able to help us. She is a writer and it really helped us customize our vows to make our wedding unique and resemble who we are as a couple. She was efficient with excellent communication. I never had to worry about anything!
Shauna was fantastic! We had a very short time to plan our wedding and thankfully Shauna was able to help us. She is a Read more...
Shauna was fantastic! We had a very short time to plan our wedding and thankfully Shauna was able to help us. She is a writer and it really helped us customize our vows to make our wedding unique and resemble who we are as a couple. She was efficient with excellent communication. I never had to worry about anything! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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JC
Wedding:
4/19/2014
4.8/5.0
We chose Shauna because we wanted to craft a ceremony that was "us". Shauna definitely delivered for us. From the beginning, she was very warm and friendly. She worked with us to get our ceremony details correct and was receptive to any changes we wanted to make to her drafts.

We were very pleased with our light-hearted, touching, and short-but-sweet ceremony. Shauna did a great job putting it all together and giving us everything we had envisioned for our ceremony and more.
We chose Shauna because we wanted to craft a ceremony that was "us". Shauna definitely delivered for us. From the Read more...
We chose Shauna because we wanted to craft a ceremony that was "us". Shauna definitely delivered for us. From the beginning, she was very warm and friendly. She worked with us to get our ceremony details correct and was receptive to any changes we wanted to make to her drafts.

We were very pleased with our light-hearted, touching, and short-but-sweet ceremony. Shauna did a great job putting it all together and giving us everything we had envisioned for our ceremony and more. Read less
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Cavan
Wedding:
10/19/2013
4.8/5.0
Shauna officiated our ceremony with an authenticity and spirit that set the perfect tone for our outdoor wedding in Prospect Park. She made things extremely easy for us, from the writing of the vows to the day-of ceremony. And it wasn't just us who were impressed with her poise and delivery, our guests raved about her too.
Shauna officiated our ceremony with an authenticity and spirit that set the perfect tone for our outdoor wedding in Read more...
Shauna officiated our ceremony with an authenticity and spirit that set the perfect tone for our outdoor wedding in Prospect Park. She made things extremely easy for us, from the writing of the vows to the day-of ceremony. And it wasn't just us who were impressed with her poise and delivery, our guests raved about her too. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Shauna was a pleasure to work with and made us feel extremely comfortable right away which is why we didn't look further. Our ceremony was beautiful and we were not interested in writing our own vows so she gave us several options to choose from and helped us customize it. She took all the stress away and I knew I could count on her to help our ceremony run smoothly. She has a great personality. I highly recommend her. The only thing I would point out is that she added a little bit more to her fee once she found out we were getting married at a restaurant because she felt in her experience, there is no real "coordinator" at a restaurant and she ends up having to be a coordinator in addition to officiant. I felt this was odd and actually, the staff at our venue couldn't have been more professional and took care of everything. However, it wouldn't stop me from shouting her praises!
Shauna was a pleasure to work with and made us feel extremely comfortable right away which is why we didn't look further. Read more...
Shauna was a pleasure to work with and made us feel extremely comfortable right away which is why we didn't look further. Our ceremony was beautiful and we were not interested in writing our own vows so she gave us several options to choose from and helped us customize it. She took all the stress away and I knew I could count on her to help our ceremony run smoothly. She has a great personality. I highly recommend her. The only thing I would point out is that she added a little bit more to her fee once she found out we were getting married at a restaurant because she felt in her experience, there is no real "coordinator" at a restaurant and she ends up having to be a coordinator in addition to officiant. I felt this was odd and actually, the staff at our venue couldn't have been more professional and took care of everything. However, it wouldn't stop me from shouting her praises! Read less
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Kath
Wedding:
12/31/2012
4.8/5.0
I would recommend Shauna to anyone who is after a stress ceremony!

As we are from Australia and married in New York, it was really important for us to know that everything was organized in advance. Shauna was great and made herself availabe via Skype and was really quick at responding to emails to answer all of our questions (big and small)

Shauna has the ability to make you feel instantly at ease & like you had known her for a long time. Our ceremony was just as we had imagined it to be and Shauna really helped make it special.
I would recommend Shauna to anyone who is after a stress ceremony!

As we are from Australia and married in New Read more...
I would recommend Shauna to anyone who is after a stress ceremony!

As we are from Australia and married in New York, it was really important for us to know that everything was organized in advance. Shauna was great and made herself availabe via Skype and was really quick at responding to emails to answer all of our questions (big and small)

Shauna has the ability to make you feel instantly at ease & like you had known her for a long time. Our ceremony was just as we had imagined it to be and Shauna really helped make it special. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
12/27/2013
4.7/5.0
Shauna did an incredible job as our officiant. She took time to help us craft our entire ceremony - from the readings, to the exchanges, to the vows. She provided numerous examples and also helped us edit and write our own ideas. She was fantastic, friendly and always responsive. She will get to know you and adapt her style, speaking and tone to the type of wedding you are looking for. Again, she was great to deal with. Also, very flexible - we had a last minute time change and she just rolled with it.

A true pro - was more helpful than the wedding planner was at our wedding day. Can't recommend her highly enough!
Shauna did an incredible job as our officiant. She took time to help us craft our entire ceremony - from the readings, to Read more...
Shauna did an incredible job as our officiant. She took time to help us craft our entire ceremony - from the readings, to the exchanges, to the vows. She provided numerous examples and also helped us edit and write our own ideas. She was fantastic, friendly and always responsive. She will get to know you and adapt her style, speaking and tone to the type of wedding you are looking for. Again, she was great to deal with. Also, very flexible - we had a last minute time change and she just rolled with it.

A true pro - was more helpful than the wedding planner was at our wedding day. Can't recommend her highly enough! Read less
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Valentina
Wedding:
12/28/2012
4.7/5.0
We loved how Shauna guided us through the process of preparing for our wedding . She has a very personal approach that made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. The result was a ceremony just how we had hoped it would be- even better in fact- and all our guests told us after how much they loved it !!
Shauna is a very warm, expressive and personable lady with a lot of creative thoughts and suggestions that turned out all to be very valuable contributions to a fantastic ceremony. Highly recommended !!
Valentina and Rogier
We loved how Shauna guided us through the process of preparing for our wedding . She has a very personal approach that Read more...
We loved how Shauna guided us through the process of preparing for our wedding . She has a very personal approach that made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. The result was a ceremony just how we had hoped it would be- even better in fact- and all our guests told us after how much they loved it !!
Shauna is a very warm, expressive and personable lady with a lot of creative thoughts and suggestions that turned out all to be very valuable contributions to a fantastic ceremony. Highly recommended !!
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.6/5.0
Shauna officiated my wedding on 10/06/12. We chose her because my husband and I are two different religions and were looking to customize a ceremony that would represent both of us. From the beginning, Shauna was very warm, flexible and helpful. She provided a ton of options of readings, ceremony structure, vow samples and traditions etc. that we were able to use to develop our own ceremony. I especially appreciated that she worked with us during the few months before the wedding to write, and re-write, our ceremony. With each step, we were given the opportunity to edit, re-write, include updates to our preferences. In the end, quite a bit of the ceremony she read was very personal and written in a style that was very much our personality. We got several compliments during the reception regarding how personal the ceremony was and how much our guests enjoyed it - especially when, unfortunately, that isn't always the part that most guests enjoy.

Overall, we were very happy with our services. I think if I could comment on anything that was "concerning" (especially having read the few negative comments posted previously) would be her responsiveness and/or her organization. She seemed very organized - but yes, we went over things several times just to be sure we were all on the same page. This is exactly what I'd expect her to do given the seriousness of her job. I, like many other brides, definitely got stressed as the date grew closer - but this is when her responsiveness and frequency of contact increased. Just because you don't hear from her every day or within 24 hours doesn't always mean you're not on her radar. If your wedding is months out, or she's got other weddings with closer dates, I think it's fair to assume that she's more responsive to those brides first.

Bottom Line: No regrets. We got exactly the ceremony we wanted and she delivered the ceremony perfectly.
Shauna officiated my wedding on 10/06/12. We chose her because my husband and I are two different religions and were Read more...
Shauna officiated my wedding on 10/06/12. We chose her because my husband and I are two different religions and were looking to customize a ceremony that would represent both of us. From the beginning, Shauna was very warm, flexible and helpful. She provided a ton of options of readings, ceremony structure, vow samples and traditions etc. that we were able to use to develop our own ceremony. I especially appreciated that she worked with us during the few months before the wedding to write, and re-write, our ceremony. With each step, we were given the opportunity to edit, re-write, include updates to our preferences. In the end, quite a bit of the ceremony she read was very personal and written in a style that was very much our personality. We got several compliments during the reception regarding how personal the ceremony was and how much our guests enjoyed it - especially when, unfortunately, that isn't always the part that most guests enjoy.

Overall, we were very happy with our services. I think if I could comment on anything that was "concerning" (especially having read the few negative comments posted previously) would be her responsiveness and/or her organization. She seemed very organized - but yes, we went over things several times just to be sure we were all on the same page. This is exactly what I'd expect her to do given the seriousness of her job. I, like many other brides, definitely got stressed as the date grew closer - but this is when her responsiveness and frequency of contact increased. Just because you don't hear from her every day or within 24 hours doesn't always mean you're not on her radar. If your wedding is months out, or she's got other weddings with closer dates, I think it's fair to assume that she's more responsive to those brides first.

Bottom Line: No regrets. We got exactly the ceremony we wanted and she delivered the ceremony perfectly. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
3/26/2011
4.3/5.0
Shauna was a fantastic officiant for our non-religious ceremony and wrote a beautiful introduction to us on our big day. She really captured everything about us in a few short paragraphs. She was so amazingly accommodating with all of our requests (e.g. nothing religious, keep it short, but still personal). So many of our guests told us how much they actually enjoyed the ceremony-part of the wedding (and no one ever likes that part!). She even came to CT and did a rehearsal for us. So flexible !
Shauna was a fantastic officiant for our non-religious ceremony and wrote a beautiful introduction to us on our big day. Read more...
Shauna was a fantastic officiant for our non-religious ceremony and wrote a beautiful introduction to us on our big day. She really captured everything about us in a few short paragraphs. She was so amazingly accommodating with all of our requests (e.g. nothing religious, keep it short, but still personal). So many of our guests told us how much they actually enjoyed the ceremony-part of the wedding (and no one ever likes that part!). She even came to CT and did a rehearsal for us. So flexible ! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/22/2012
0.5/5.0
We hired Shauna as our wedding officiant based on the reviews that we read. However, we were extremely disappointed in her services. First off, the ceremony she wrote for us was basically copied from the sample she had showed us. Second, she kept emailing me for the vows even though I had given it to her when we first booked her (very disorganized!). Then, she pronounced my husband's name wrong in the ceremony (even though he had called her a few days before)!! Also, we were supposed to exchange garlands at the end of the ceremony but she did that beforehand. When I emailed her to tell her how upset and disappointed we were, she did not even respond. These are moments that you never get back, so do not book Shauna!
We hired Shauna as our wedding officiant based on the reviews that we read. However, we were extremely disappointed in her Read more...
We hired Shauna as our wedding officiant based on the reviews that we read. However, we were extremely disappointed in her services. First off, the ceremony she wrote for us was basically copied from the sample she had showed us. Second, she kept emailing me for the vows even though I had given it to her when we first booked her (very disorganized!). Then, she pronounced my husband's name wrong in the ceremony (even though he had called her a few days before)!! Also, we were supposed to exchange garlands at the end of the ceremony but she did that beforehand. When I emailed her to tell her how upset and disappointed we were, she did not even respond. These are moments that you never get back, so do not book Shauna! Read less
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