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All Faiths Ceremonies by Dr. Sheila Gay Gross

Edgewater , NJ
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104 Panorama Drive
Edgewater, NJ 07020 US (map)

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201-886-3007

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ABOUT US

Welcome! I am an ordained, licensed interfaith minister who goes beyond traditional limits to help you create the most unique, loving, and personal wedding you have ever wanted or... Read more
Welcome! I am an ordained, licensed interfaith minister who goes beyond traditional limits to help you create the most unique, loving, and personal wedding you have ever wanted or dreamed of. This ceremony is the cornerstone of your marriage, and it should reflect who you are, your unique relationship, and include those you love. You will be amazed and delighted by how creative you can be on this, your special day. I will work and be with you with great care and joy.

I feel that the best way to know if you and your officiant are a good match is to talk in person. Rather than give you an abundance of information that you don't need or want, I will happily share my life, history, education, experience, philosophy or anything else you want to know (except my weight--yes, I will reveal my age) if you ask.

What you should know about me is that I have a big warm heart, infinite creativity, and I care very much about helping you to have the most joyous and magical ceremony you can imagine. I am thoroughly capable and professional and will listen to your wishes. I can create any type of ceremony that you want, and include any spirituality, heritage, or aspect you wish to express. I am exceptionally intuitive, and I can offer many suggestions that might appeal or inspire you. My vision is expansive and all-inclusive. I see, listen, and care.

I serve all people--all faiths, traditions, orientations. I have always seen what unites us at the core, rather than what separates us. What is important is the love between you, and the people you are choosing to include in your day. Every couple has their own essence, and expressing this in their ceremony is an artistic and loving endeavor.

I would be honored to be your partner in creating your ceremony for your special day. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
In which states are you licensed?
AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, HI, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VT

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Misun
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Sheila was absolutely wonderful as our wedding officiant, and she is one of the warmest and caring people I have ever met! I wanted a non-religious ceremony that would represent the humanist/feminist views that my fiancé and I shared, and Sheila wrote us a wonderful ceremony--a ceremony that was spiritual, inclusive, celebratory, and full of love. She made sure we included people who we loved in our ceremony and made excellent recommendations when it came to many things like vows, and even for some of the more logistical things. Sheila's insight got us through the wedding prep and created a wonderful day for us. She took a lot of time to get to know us and really created a thoughtful story for our family and friends to hear. We love Sheila and highly recommend her to officiate your wedding! Thank you, Sheila!
Sheila was absolutely wonderful as our wedding officiant, and she is one of the warmest and caring people I have ever met! Read more...
Sheila was absolutely wonderful as our wedding officiant, and she is one of the warmest and caring people I have ever met! I wanted a non-religious ceremony that would represent the humanist/feminist views that my fiancé and I shared, and Sheila wrote us a wonderful ceremony--a ceremony that was spiritual, inclusive, celebratory, and full of love. She made sure we included people who we loved in our ceremony and made excellent recommendations when it came to many things like vows, and even for some of the more logistical things. Sheila's insight got us through the wedding prep and created a wonderful day for us. She took a lot of time to get to know us and really created a thoughtful story for our family and friends to hear. We love Sheila and highly recommend her to officiate your wedding! Thank you, Sheila! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Words cannot begin to describe Sheila’s poise, elegance, unique storytelling, and general passion she pushes out in each ceremony she does. I read hundreds of reviews for dozens of officiants along with dozens of other vendors. Every beautiful review written about Sheila doesn’t even compare to how truly wonderful she is. She was the ONE and ONLY officiant we met with. After meeting her, there was no need to look elsewhere. She is quite a talker and you get a sense of the passion and love she shares for her work within the first few minutes of our first phone call. Then we went to her house and spent 4 hours just talking! She wanted us to walk her through our lives and she uniquely used all of the stories and anecdotes to perfectly describe us, our story, our lives, and our future together. She was always present and had such a thirst to know everything about us to be able to put together “Our Story”. The day of the ceremony was here. Brilliance! The only way to describe her is just beautifully brilliant and articulate. We both work in theatre so telling a story is what we do with our lives every day and she nailed it. Every single person at our wedding came up to us (and are still contacting us) to say that this was the best wedding they’d ever been to and the best ceremony they’d ever witnessed. Anything I write in this review can’t do her justice but she is hands down, THE BEST. Trust me.
Words cannot begin to describe Sheila’s poise, elegance, unique storytelling, and general passion she pushes out in each Read more...
Words cannot begin to describe Sheila’s poise, elegance, unique storytelling, and general passion she pushes out in each ceremony she does. I read hundreds of reviews for dozens of officiants along with dozens of other vendors. Every beautiful review written about Sheila doesn’t even compare to how truly wonderful she is. She was the ONE and ONLY officiant we met with. After meeting her, there was no need to look elsewhere. She is quite a talker and you get a sense of the passion and love she shares for her work within the first few minutes of our first phone call. Then we went to her house and spent 4 hours just talking! She wanted us to walk her through our lives and she uniquely used all of the stories and anecdotes to perfectly describe us, our story, our lives, and our future together. She was always present and had such a thirst to know everything about us to be able to put together “Our Story”. The day of the ceremony was here. Brilliance! The only way to describe her is just beautifully brilliant and articulate. We both work in theatre so telling a story is what we do with our lives every day and she nailed it. Every single person at our wedding came up to us (and are still contacting us) to say that this was the best wedding they’d ever been to and the best ceremony they’d ever witnessed. Anything I write in this review can’t do her justice but she is hands down, THE BEST. Trust me. Read less
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Lea
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I don't even where to begin! With less than a week before our wedding my husband and I had no one to marry us. I frantically made about 40 phone calls. Once I talked to Sheila and we spent the better part of an hour effortlessly chatting on the phone, I knew fate had brought us together! Jay and I went to her house (with no obligation that we use her as our officiant) and just talked about ourselves and our love story and the time flew by! She crafted a BEAUTIFUL, unique, and moving ceremony that our family and friends are still talking about and insist it's the best ceremony they've ever been to, there wasn't a dry eye in the crowd, including my husband and I. She uniquely incorporated family members and life stories. Sheila is truly passionate about what she does and it shows, she was even willing to work with us on our tight budget. We're so glad we had the pleasure of her marrying us and if you feel the instant chemistry like I did when I first talked to her, you won't be disappointed if you choose her as your officiant.
I don't even where to begin! With less than a week before our wedding my husband and I had no one to marry us. I Read more...
I don't even where to begin! With less than a week before our wedding my husband and I had no one to marry us. I frantically made about 40 phone calls. Once I talked to Sheila and we spent the better part of an hour effortlessly chatting on the phone, I knew fate had brought us together! Jay and I went to her house (with no obligation that we use her as our officiant) and just talked about ourselves and our love story and the time flew by! She crafted a BEAUTIFUL, unique, and moving ceremony that our family and friends are still talking about and insist it's the best ceremony they've ever been to, there wasn't a dry eye in the crowd, including my husband and I. She uniquely incorporated family members and life stories. Sheila is truly passionate about what she does and it shows, she was even willing to work with us on our tight budget. We're so glad we had the pleasure of her marrying us and if you feel the instant chemistry like I did when I first talked to her, you won't be disappointed if you choose her as your officiant. Read less
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Chelsey
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Very unique service. Everyone who attended said it was the best and most emotional they'd ever been to. Sheila even enclosed my parents and children. Sheila treats you like a friend or family. Great job Sheila!
Very unique service. Everyone who attended said it was the best and most emotional they'd ever been to. Sheila even Read more...
Very unique service. Everyone who attended said it was the best and most emotional they'd ever been to. Sheila even enclosed my parents and children. Sheila treats you like a friend or family. Great job Sheila! Read less
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Joanne
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Your wedding ceremony should be all about the two of you, not some random scripture, poem or the like. In choosing Sheila for your wedding day, you will get just that!! An intimate, personal, bring you to tears ceremony that is about your love, your life and zest for each other... it just shouldn't be any other way. Being wedding photographers we had the pleasure of working with Sheila many times, and each time her words to and for the couples always made my eyes well up...everyone in the room knew exactly how that couple felt for each other by the words spoken. So, when we decided to get married, we knew immediately who we wanted to perform our intimate ceremony, a "no brainer' if you will! Sheila is very intuitive and sweet with her words..... So, what are you waiting for?? Congrats!
Your wedding ceremony should be all about the two of you, not some random scripture, poem or the like. In choosing Sheila Read more...
Your wedding ceremony should be all about the two of you, not some random scripture, poem or the like. In choosing Sheila for your wedding day, you will get just that!! An intimate, personal, bring you to tears ceremony that is about your love, your life and zest for each other... it just shouldn't be any other way. Being wedding photographers we had the pleasure of working with Sheila many times, and each time her words to and for the couples always made my eyes well up...everyone in the room knew exactly how that couple felt for each other by the words spoken. So, when we decided to get married, we knew immediately who we wanted to perform our intimate ceremony, a "no brainer' if you will! Sheila is very intuitive and sweet with her words..... So, what are you waiting for?? Congrats! Read less
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Frank
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
"Best wedding ceremony I have ever attended!" That was what EVERYONE at this wedding ceremony said to me, and I could not agree more. I was the father of the bride. Maybe I was more nervous than my daughter that everything would go well. After all, she's doing this only once. Let's hope the officiant can nail it instead of providing a ceremony we all can't wait to end (we've all been there, right?) The wedding celebration begins with the ceremony and sets the tone for the evening. All I can say about Sheila can be summed up with this: we love her
"Best wedding ceremony I have ever attended!" That was what EVERYONE at this wedding ceremony said to me, and I could not Read more...
"Best wedding ceremony I have ever attended!" That was what EVERYONE at this wedding ceremony said to me, and I could not agree more. I was the father of the bride. Maybe I was more nervous than my daughter that everything would go well. After all, she's doing this only once. Let's hope the officiant can nail it instead of providing a ceremony we all can't wait to end (we've all been there, right?) The wedding celebration begins with the ceremony and sets the tone for the evening. All I can say about Sheila can be summed up with this: we love her Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband John and I met Sheila over a year ago. I knew instantly that she was the one to marry us. I felt an immediate connection with her warmth, personality and passion. She is so open minded and welcomed us to her home graciously. I've never felt so comfortable divulging my relationship history with someone. But it came so naturally to discuss with Sheila everything we went through. She is a true professional! She communicated with us via phone, text and emails at any time we needed her. One day before our wedding, my 27 year old husband suffered a massive heart attack. Everything was cancelled and we spent over five days in the hospital! Our wedding date was important to us and we asked her to come to the hospital to legally marry us. Sheila without hesitation came right to us. The hospital did everything they could to turn it into a mini ceremony as a surprise to us! It was very touching, but most importantly Sheila was able to just go with the flow. We had no idea that the news station would come out to cover our story. Sheila turned our small and unexpected ceremony into a beautiful memory. She is so devoted to her clients and I will forever be grateful for her services. We had to reschedule our wedding and with very sudden notice to our vendors. Sheila is forgoing her vacation to be there for us to perform our true ceremony we had planned. She truly is a gem and an angel is disguise!
My husband John and I met Sheila over a year ago. I knew instantly that she was the one to marry us. I felt an immediate Read more...
My husband John and I met Sheila over a year ago. I knew instantly that she was the one to marry us. I felt an immediate connection with her warmth, personality and passion. She is so open minded and welcomed us to her home graciously. I've never felt so comfortable divulging my relationship history with someone. But it came so naturally to discuss with Sheila everything we went through. She is a true professional! She communicated with us via phone, text and emails at any time we needed her. One day before our wedding, my 27 year old husband suffered a massive heart attack. Everything was cancelled and we spent over five days in the hospital! Our wedding date was important to us and we asked her to come to the hospital to legally marry us. Sheila without hesitation came right to us. The hospital did everything they could to turn it into a mini ceremony as a surprise to us! It was very touching, but most importantly Sheila was able to just go with the flow. We had no idea that the news station would come out to cover our story. Sheila turned our small and unexpected ceremony into a beautiful memory. She is so devoted to her clients and I will forever be grateful for her services. We had to reschedule our wedding and with very sudden notice to our vendors. Sheila is forgoing her vacation to be there for us to perform our true ceremony we had planned. She truly is a gem and an angel is disguise! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Shelia was extremely personal and made our special day just perfect!
Shelia was extremely personal and made our special day just perfect!
Shelia was extremely personal and made our special day just perfect! Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
5/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Sheila is a true blessing to this world. Her sincere, heartfelt, and eloquent presence brought the exact personal touch my husband and I envisioned for our wedding. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to any couple looking to create a beautiful, lifelong memory they will always be able to cherish.

Through out the entire process Sheila was a gem. She was understanding and accommodating with our limited budget. She was readily available day & night to answer all our questions. She happily traveled well over an hour to our remote cottage in the woods to conduct the ceremony. She even rearranged her personal schedule so we could get married on the exact day we desired - with very little notice too.

My husband and I are eternally grateful to Sheila. It was an honor and a privilege to be married by someone as experienced, professional, genuine, and wise as she.
Sheila is a true blessing to this world. Her sincere, heartfelt, and eloquent presence brought the exact personal touch my Read more...
Sheila is a true blessing to this world. Her sincere, heartfelt, and eloquent presence brought the exact personal touch my husband and I envisioned for our wedding. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to any couple looking to create a beautiful, lifelong memory they will always be able to cherish.

Through out the entire process Sheila was a gem. She was understanding and accommodating with our limited budget. She was readily available day & night to answer all our questions. She happily traveled well over an hour to our remote cottage in the woods to conduct the ceremony. She even rearranged her personal schedule so we could get married on the exact day we desired - with very little notice too.

My husband and I are eternally grateful to Sheila. It was an honor and a privilege to be married by someone as experienced, professional, genuine, and wise as she. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/19/2015
5.0/5.0
From the very beginning when we emailed Sheila about potentially doing our ceremony we felt a connection with her. You could feel the genuine interest she had in getting to know us as a couple. We agreed to meet at her house and she spent hours just asking us questions and learning about our love story. My husband and I were both brought to tears that day when she had us speak about the love we had for each other. When she walked us through the ceremony she had in mind for us we knew it was exactly what we were looking for, for our small intimate family only wedding. As promised, the day of our wedding, she gave us the most personalable, intimate, and memorable wedding, beyond anything we could have hoped for. Every one of our family members raved about how it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever witnessed and there wasn't a dry eye there. We can't thank Sheila enough for blessing us with a ceremony that touched our hearts forever. Look no further, she is the absolute best. ?
From the very beginning when we emailed Sheila about potentially doing our ceremony we felt a connection with her. You Read more...
From the very beginning when we emailed Sheila about potentially doing our ceremony we felt a connection with her. You could feel the genuine interest she had in getting to know us as a couple. We agreed to meet at her house and she spent hours just asking us questions and learning about our love story. My husband and I were both brought to tears that day when she had us speak about the love we had for each other. When she walked us through the ceremony she had in mind for us we knew it was exactly what we were looking for, for our small intimate family only wedding. As promised, the day of our wedding, she gave us the most personalable, intimate, and memorable wedding, beyond anything we could have hoped for. Every one of our family members raved about how it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever witnessed and there wasn't a dry eye there. We can't thank Sheila enough for blessing us with a ceremony that touched our hearts forever. Look no further, she is the absolute best. ? Read less
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