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Captain Arnold (Chaplain) of Nautical Wedding Bells

Bayside , NY
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LOCATION

18-05 215th street
Bayside, NY US 11360 (map)

PHONE

718-767-6242

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ABOUT US

Dreaming of a perfect wedding? I'll make your dreams come true! See for yourself my 2 minute flash wedding performed LIVE on Good Morning America and my Mass Vow Renewal Ceremony in... Read more
Dreaming of a perfect wedding? I'll make your dreams come true! See for yourself my 2 minute flash wedding performed LIVE on Good Morning America and my Mass Vow Renewal Ceremony in Times Square this past Valentine's Day.


For almost 40 years, Captain Arnold has been an active U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. He is also the only Captain who is an "ordained chaplain" that is registered with the City Clerk’s Office of the City of New York. Captain Arnold performs beautiful, unique and memorable Wedding Ceremonies on land, sea, or at any reception facility of your choice. His “Ceremony of Love” has been seen around the world and he has been chosen to perform his ceremony at the “Wedding of the Year” special event for the prestigious and ever-popular LI Weddings.com. He has also been voted Best of Weddings from LI Wedding Brides & “Best of Weddings” by couples of “the knot”. View Captain Arnold on YouTube (http://youtu.be/AEztMUeAbZk) to see an amazing 2 minute flash wedding he performed on ABC’s Good Morning America on Valentine's day and for a beautiful vow renewal ceremony he performed before hundreds of couples from around the world in Times Square, NYC. He will assist you in personalizing your vows to highlight your sentiments and emotions for your wedding day. The Captain is the “exclusive” wedding officiant for major cruise ships such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruise Lines and Disney Cruise Lines. The Captain will assist you with every phase of your wedding ceremony so that it will indeed be "a wedding ceremony to remember." Visit his website for additional information that may help you in planning your wedding. View the many accolades of praise from couples that have experienced his beautiful ceremony and your search for a wedding officiant will be over. Guaranteed! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith 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, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
July 25, 2014
Dear Captain Arnold,
I’m reaching out to you and hoping this thank you is enough. Your marriage ceremony was not only beautiful, but genuine and heart-warming to us and all of our guests who attended. Not only did you perform a beautiful ceremony but, you made it unique and extremely touching, I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the room! Paul and I still have family and friends calling us complimenting what a great ceremony we had. Your gentle words of wisdom, respect to our loved ones who are no longer with us, and your prayer at the end really, really made our day not just enjoyable but a memory we will always have. You definitely found your calling and you and your wife are lucky to have each other. Paul and I take your words of advice for a long happy marriage and hold them dear to our hearts as you held us and comforted our nerves on an amazing day!
Cheers and best regards,
Paul & Jessica Mele Fords, New Jersey Married July 6. 2014 NCL Breakaway
July 25, 2014
Dear Captain Arnold,
I’m reaching out to you and hoping this thank you is enough. Your marriage Read more...
July 25, 2014
Dear Captain Arnold,
I’m reaching out to you and hoping this thank you is enough. Your marriage ceremony was not only beautiful, but genuine and heart-warming to us and all of our guests who attended. Not only did you perform a beautiful ceremony but, you made it unique and extremely touching, I don’t believe there was a dry eye in the room! Paul and I still have family and friends calling us complimenting what a great ceremony we had. Your gentle words of wisdom, respect to our loved ones who are no longer with us, and your prayer at the end really, really made our day not just enjoyable but a memory we will always have. You definitely found your calling and you and your wife are lucky to have each other. Paul and I take your words of advice for a long happy marriage and hold them dear to our hearts as you held us and comforted our nerves on an amazing day!
Cheers and best regards,
Paul & Jessica Mele Fords, New Jersey Married July 6. 2014 NCL Breakaway Read less
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Jermaine
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Captain,
Thank you again for the amazing ceremony!!! Kya and I are so grateful we found you. All of our guests agreed you put on an amazing ceremony, both for us and the ceremony for my stepdaughter. You were a major part of our special day and the most calm and professional despite all of the chaos that comes with a wedding day. Thank you, it was a pleasure.
Love,
Kya and Jermaine Lomax
Captain,
Thank you again for the amazing ceremony!!! Kya and I are so grateful we found you. All of our guests agreed Read more...
Captain,
Thank you again for the amazing ceremony!!! Kya and I are so grateful we found you. All of our guests agreed you put on an amazing ceremony, both for us and the ceremony for my stepdaughter. You were a major part of our special day and the most calm and professional despite all of the chaos that comes with a wedding day. Thank you, it was a pleasure.
Love,
Kya and Jermaine Lomax Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold was wonderful guides you the guest through the ceremony. He follows up after the dust clears helping with the changes afterward. I highly recommend
him and when we renew our vows it will be again with Captain Arnold
Captain Arnold was wonderful guides you the guest through the ceremony. He follows up after the dust clears helping with Read more...
Captain Arnold was wonderful guides you the guest through the ceremony. He follows up after the dust clears helping with the changes afterward. I highly recommend
him and when we renew our vows it will be again with Captain Arnold Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold is the best!! He made our wedding ceremony as special, unique, funny and lighthearted as we wanted it to be. Our guest were complimenting him throughout the night. He definitely gave us the memorable moment we were looking for!
Captain Arnold is the best!! He made our wedding ceremony as special, unique, funny and lighthearted as we wanted it to Read more...
Captain Arnold is the best!! He made our wedding ceremony as special, unique, funny and lighthearted as we wanted it to be. Our guest were complimenting him throughout the night. He definitely gave us the memorable moment we were looking for! Read less
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Dahlia
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to have accidentally come across Captain Arnold. I loved him from the moment i spoke to him on the phone and even more so during and after our wedding. Its amazing how much of a difference it makes having someone as such to make the ceremony so beautiful as he did. A day we will never forget and a Captain we will always appreciate! Thanks Captain Arnold!!
We were so lucky to have accidentally come across Captain Arnold. I loved him from the moment i spoke to him on the phone Read more...
We were so lucky to have accidentally come across Captain Arnold. I loved him from the moment i spoke to him on the phone and even more so during and after our wedding. Its amazing how much of a difference it makes having someone as such to make the ceremony so beautiful as he did. A day we will never forget and a Captain we will always appreciate! Thanks Captain Arnold!! Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold was a great choice to marry us. He made our beach ceremony so special. Before the ceremony he explained to our guests, his credentials and gave a little monologue about his duties as an officiant. My guests were very impressed and raved about him. We loved his style and appreciate his role in making our wedding an awesome event.
Captain Arnold was a great choice to marry us. He made our beach ceremony so special. Before the ceremony he explained to Read more...
Captain Arnold was a great choice to marry us. He made our beach ceremony so special. Before the ceremony he explained to our guests, his credentials and gave a little monologue about his duties as an officiant. My guests were very impressed and raved about him. We loved his style and appreciate his role in making our wedding an awesome event. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Captain,

Thank you for being a part of our special day! We could not have imagined it without you! We were so happy and comfortable with you from our first phone call with you. Thank you for such a wonderful and thoughtful ceremony that we will treasure always!

Mr. & Mrs. Baskahya

P.S. Even my grandmother who was upset we were not getting married in church said "You could never get such a wonderful and personal ceremony in any church!" - Stephanie
Captain,

Thank you for being a part of our special day! We could not have imagined it without you! We were so Read more...
Captain,

Thank you for being a part of our special day! We could not have imagined it without you! We were so happy and comfortable with you from our first phone call with you. Thank you for such a wonderful and thoughtful ceremony that we will treasure always!

Mr. & Mrs. Baskahya

P.S. Even my grandmother who was upset we were not getting married in church said "You could never get such a wonderful and personal ceremony in any church!" - Stephanie Read less
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Matteo
Wedding:
4/24/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I would like to thank Captain Arnold again and again for the beautiful, touching, happy and amazing ceremony! Captain Arnold is the best! We had a great time with him, with our families and friends. And if you don’t believe in super powers, now it’s time to change your mind. In fact Captain Arnold was able to do the magic: he turned the awful, cold, rainy and grey New York weather into an stunning, sunny, mild and perfect day for our wedding! He officiated our ceremony at the Ladies' Pavilion in Central Park, right in front of the lake, in a lovely, relaxed and intimate athmosphere. Like only an experienced and sure Captain can do, he accompanied the bride, the groom, our families and all our guests through a magic journey, with solemn, inspiring, touching and even funny words — because Love also needs cheerfulness. We are now married and so happy for the unique moment Captain Arnold was able to give us. We will never forget this ‘magic day’.
Thank you Captain Arnold, you are simply the best!
Isabella & Matteo
My wife and I would like to thank Captain Arnold again and again for the beautiful, touching, happy and amazing ceremony! Read more...
My wife and I would like to thank Captain Arnold again and again for the beautiful, touching, happy and amazing ceremony! Captain Arnold is the best! We had a great time with him, with our families and friends. And if you don’t believe in super powers, now it’s time to change your mind. In fact Captain Arnold was able to do the magic: he turned the awful, cold, rainy and grey New York weather into an stunning, sunny, mild and perfect day for our wedding! He officiated our ceremony at the Ladies' Pavilion in Central Park, right in front of the lake, in a lovely, relaxed and intimate athmosphere. Like only an experienced and sure Captain can do, he accompanied the bride, the groom, our families and all our guests through a magic journey, with solemn, inspiring, touching and even funny words — because Love also needs cheerfulness. We are now married and so happy for the unique moment Captain Arnold was able to give us. We will never forget this ‘magic day’.
Thank you Captain Arnold, you are simply the best!
Isabella & Matteo Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
12/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold provided the most memorable and touching ceremony at our Central Park wedding. He was incredibly thorough with all the details before, during and after the ceremony. The ceremony itself was very beautiful and moving. We will remember Captain Arnold's eloquent words forever.

I would highly recommend Captain Arnold to any couple getting married. He is as good as it gets.
Captain Arnold provided the most memorable and touching ceremony at our Central Park wedding. He was incredibly thorough Read more...
Captain Arnold provided the most memorable and touching ceremony at our Central Park wedding. He was incredibly thorough with all the details before, during and after the ceremony. The ceremony itself was very beautiful and moving. We will remember Captain Arnold's eloquent words forever.

I would highly recommend Captain Arnold to any couple getting married. He is as good as it gets. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold performed such an beautiful ceremony for us. So many of our friends
and family have told us how much they enjoyed his words, including his touch of humor, to make such a truly memorable ceremony that we will never forget.
Captain Arnold performed such an beautiful ceremony for us. So many of our friends
and family have told us how much Read more...
Captain Arnold performed such an beautiful ceremony for us. So many of our friends
and family have told us how much they enjoyed his words, including his touch of humor, to make such a truly memorable ceremony that we will never forget. Read less
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Felicia
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were VERY satisfied with Captian Arnold. He was very clear in what he offered and guided us threw the process to the end. The best part of his service is his attention to detail and willingness to help make our Ceremony personal and special. Our wedding theme was "THREE STRANDS". He wasn't familiar with this. But researched it and did an amazing job! His words spoke volumes not just to My husband and I, but to all of our guests. We were completely elated and satisfied!
My husband and I were VERY satisfied with Captian Arnold. He was very clear in what he offered and guided us threw the Read more...
My husband and I were VERY satisfied with Captian Arnold. He was very clear in what he offered and guided us threw the process to the end. The best part of his service is his attention to detail and willingness to help make our Ceremony personal and special. Our wedding theme was "THREE STRANDS". He wasn't familiar with this. But researched it and did an amazing job! His words spoke volumes not just to My husband and I, but to all of our guests. We were completely elated and satisfied! Read less
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Ana
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold had made our wedding so wonderful and amazing !!! Our family and friends still talk about the ceremony and how memorable he had made it. I highly recommend Capt. Arnold to officiate your wedding if you want a magical and memorable ceremony like we had!!
Captain Arnold had made our wedding so wonderful and amazing !!! Our family and friends still talk about the ceremony and Read more...
Captain Arnold had made our wedding so wonderful and amazing !!! Our family and friends still talk about the ceremony and how memorable he had made it. I highly recommend Capt. Arnold to officiate your wedding if you want a magical and memorable ceremony like we had!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
After doing some research on officiants, Captain Arnold definitely stood out among the rest due his professionalism and know-how about the legal process.

More than this, his warm character and words of wisdom is what we appreciated the most.

He truly cares about each couple he marries and enjoys doing it too.

Getting legally married at a diner in the presence of my father and grandparents is certainly a memorable experience, but having Captain Arnold to officiate us, made it all the more special.

We would like to recommend him to EVERYONE.
After doing some research on officiants, Captain Arnold definitely stood out among the rest due his professionalism and Read more...
After doing some research on officiants, Captain Arnold definitely stood out among the rest due his professionalism and know-how about the legal process.

More than this, his warm character and words of wisdom is what we appreciated the most.

He truly cares about each couple he marries and enjoys doing it too.

Getting legally married at a diner in the presence of my father and grandparents is certainly a memorable experience, but having Captain Arnold to officiate us, made it all the more special.

We would like to recommend him to EVERYONE. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
There are no accidents! As my husband and I were looking for local officiants that would be the perfect match for us, we came across information on the Knot for Nautical Wedding Bells. We were incredibly fortunate to have Capt. Arnold join us in marriage June 29, 2013. He is compassionate, understanding and willing to do anything he can to make your special day truly YOURS. There are not words to describe the beauty and wisdom behind every word spoken during the ceremony. And he' s absolutely right~ Remember to listen to each word. Even 2 months later, the complements from family and friends keep coming about the beautiful celebration of our love. We can't thank Capt. Arnold enough!! We look forward to seeing the Captain in Times Square on St. Valentine's to renew our vows! !
Mr. & Mrs. MM
There are no accidents! As my husband and I were looking for local officiants that would be the perfect match for us, we Read more...
There are no accidents! As my husband and I were looking for local officiants that would be the perfect match for us, we came across information on the Knot for Nautical Wedding Bells. We were incredibly fortunate to have Capt. Arnold join us in marriage June 29, 2013. He is compassionate, understanding and willing to do anything he can to make your special day truly YOURS. There are not words to describe the beauty and wisdom behind every word spoken during the ceremony. And he' s absolutely right~ Remember to listen to each word. Even 2 months later, the complements from family and friends keep coming about the beautiful celebration of our love. We can't thank Capt. Arnold enough!! We look forward to seeing the Captain in Times Square on St. Valentine's to renew our vows! !
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Jasmine
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
As I was waiting at the altar, the Captain told me to go get my bride when she was half way down the aisle. So I did! That moment was an exciting, romantic, and memorable gesture that got breathtaking reactions from the crowd. The awws from our family and friends during that moment and throughout his beautiful ceremony will forever be part of our treasured wedding video. Captain Arnold came highly recommended and it did not take a lot to figure out why. The moment we heard his rich, deep, reassuring voice over the phone we felt a sense of comfort and ease. Anytime we had questions or concerns, he gave us a call right away. The day of the wedding he was calm, cool, and collected. He soothed our nerves by preparing us with what to expect. Most importantly, he was not fazed by the fact that it was going to be a same-sex wedding, which is what we were concerned about when looking for someone to marry us. Captain Arnold saw only our love and made sure it was nothing short of special. We thank him for a heartwarming and touching experience. The whole experience was very professional and reasonably affordable. Truly a value. We highly recommend Captain Arnold!
As I was waiting at the altar, the Captain told me to go get my bride when she was half way down the aisle. So I did! That Read more...
As I was waiting at the altar, the Captain told me to go get my bride when she was half way down the aisle. So I did! That moment was an exciting, romantic, and memorable gesture that got breathtaking reactions from the crowd. The awws from our family and friends during that moment and throughout his beautiful ceremony will forever be part of our treasured wedding video. Captain Arnold came highly recommended and it did not take a lot to figure out why. The moment we heard his rich, deep, reassuring voice over the phone we felt a sense of comfort and ease. Anytime we had questions or concerns, he gave us a call right away. The day of the wedding he was calm, cool, and collected. He soothed our nerves by preparing us with what to expect. Most importantly, he was not fazed by the fact that it was going to be a same-sex wedding, which is what we were concerned about when looking for someone to marry us. Captain Arnold saw only our love and made sure it was nothing short of special. We thank him for a heartwarming and touching experience. The whole experience was very professional and reasonably affordable. Truly a value. We highly recommend Captain Arnold! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how grateful we are for the terrific job Captain Arnold did at our wedding! We were so moved by his beautiful words. The Captain's unique mix of poignant prose and comical anecdotes was perfect, and helped set the mood for a beautiful ceremony.
Both my fiance and I really felt like Captain Arnold had a grasp of who we are individually, and as a couple.
Again, we can't say enough about the marvelous job Captain Arnold did!
Words cannot express how grateful we are for the terrific job Captain Arnold did at our wedding! We were so moved by his Read more...
Words cannot express how grateful we are for the terrific job Captain Arnold did at our wedding! We were so moved by his beautiful words. The Captain's unique mix of poignant prose and comical anecdotes was perfect, and helped set the mood for a beautiful ceremony.
Both my fiance and I really felt like Captain Arnold had a grasp of who we are individually, and as a couple.
Again, we can't say enough about the marvelous job Captain Arnold did! Read less
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Captain Arnold (Chaplain) of Nautical Wedding Bells responded with the following comments:

thank you for that beautiful review. I really appreciate it. It's always nice to hear those wonderful comments from my couples. It tell me I'm still doing a great job. Be happy, enjoy life and maybe our paths will cross again when you're a guest at some ones wedding.
Take care,
Capt. Arnold
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Dear Captain Arnold,

Words cannot express how grateful we are for the terrific job Captain Arnold did at our wedding! Chris and I were so moved by his beautiful words. Captain's unique mix of poignant prose and comical anecdotes was perfect, and helped set the mood for a beautiful ceremony.

Captain Arnold provided so many personal touches during our ceremony. Both Chris and I really felt like he had a grasp of who we are individually, and as a couple.

Love,
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Butler
Dear Captain Arnold,

Words cannot express how grateful we are for the terrific job Captain Arnold did at our Read more...
Dear Captain Arnold,

Words cannot express how grateful we are for the terrific job Captain Arnold did at our wedding! Chris and I were so moved by his beautiful words. Captain's unique mix of poignant prose and comical anecdotes was perfect, and helped set the mood for a beautiful ceremony.

Captain Arnold provided so many personal touches during our ceremony. Both Chris and I really felt like he had a grasp of who we are individually, and as a couple.

Love,
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Butler Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
He was very professional and I will have him married me again I loved my ceremony and family loved it to .......
He was very professional and I will have him married me again I loved my ceremony and family loved it to .......
He was very professional and I will have him married me again I loved my ceremony and family loved it to ....... Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Could not have loved Captain Arnold more -- what a positive guy. We wanted a secular ceremony that still really felt like it meant something (just sans God references) and he delivered. He basically had a fan club after the ceremony was done -- he mixed some humor in with the emotion, and really delivered an awesome ceremony.
Could not have loved Captain Arnold more -- what a positive guy. We wanted a secular ceremony that still really felt like Read more...
Could not have loved Captain Arnold more -- what a positive guy. We wanted a secular ceremony that still really felt like it meant something (just sans God references) and he delivered. He basically had a fan club after the ceremony was done -- he mixed some humor in with the emotion, and really delivered an awesome ceremony. Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold performed the most perfect ceremony for us! We could not have been happier! He made our ceremony so beautiful and personal!
Captain Arnold performed the most perfect ceremony for us! We could not have been happier! He made our ceremony so Read more...
Captain Arnold performed the most perfect ceremony for us! We could not have been happier! He made our ceremony so beautiful and personal! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
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Hey Capt!
It's Julia and James
We wanted to thank you again for the wonderful ceremony!! We heard many wonderful compliments from our family and guests about how touching the ceremony was! You will always be a central part of the memories of our special day
Love
Julia and James
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Hey Capt!
It's Julia and James
We wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Read more...
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Hey Capt!
It's Julia and James
We wanted to thank you again for the wonderful ceremony!! We heard many wonderful compliments from our family and guests about how touching the ceremony was! You will always be a central part of the memories of our special day
Love
Julia and James
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chellebells
Wedding:
11/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold,

I cannot thank you enough for presiding over our nuptials at sea. Our ceremony was so much more than I ever could have hoped for as you took the time to get to know us and our story and made sure to incorporate small details that did not go unnoticed. I love how you were able to speak from the heart and bring tears to both of our eyes and then say something so sweet that it made us look into each other's eyes and smile. We appreciate the beautiful copy of the vows that you sent along with a copy of the license and some photos that you had taken. We are framing the vows and hanging them up to be a daily reminder of our special day.

Best Regards from the Newlyweds,
Michelle and Duane Cowhig
Captain Arnold,

I cannot thank you enough for presiding over our nuptials at sea. Our ceremony was so much more Read more...
Captain Arnold,

I cannot thank you enough for presiding over our nuptials at sea. Our ceremony was so much more than I ever could have hoped for as you took the time to get to know us and our story and made sure to incorporate small details that did not go unnoticed. I love how you were able to speak from the heart and bring tears to both of our eyes and then say something so sweet that it made us look into each other's eyes and smile. We appreciate the beautiful copy of the vows that you sent along with a copy of the license and some photos that you had taken. We are framing the vows and hanging them up to be a daily reminder of our special day.

Best Regards from the Newlyweds,
Michelle and Duane Cowhig Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/1/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with our wedding day thanks to the beautiful ceremony from captain Arnold. He was just wonderful and we couldn't be happier with all that he helped us with. Any one looking for the perfect person when it comes to weddings call Capt Arnold!
We were so happy with our wedding day thanks to the beautiful ceremony from captain Arnold. He was just wonderful and we Read more...
We were so happy with our wedding day thanks to the beautiful ceremony from captain Arnold. He was just wonderful and we couldn't be happier with all that he helped us with. Any one looking for the perfect person when it comes to weddings call Capt Arnold! Read less
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Eric
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Dear Captain Arnold:

Chip and I wanted to thank you again for officiating at our wedding and for your lovely vows.

We also appreciate your keeping our guests laughing as the wind and waves kept trying to take over our ceremony. You truly earned your captain title as a wave splashed on you.

Many of our guests have told us that our wedding ceremony was the nicest and most memorable one that they had ever attended. We truly want to thank you again for making that happen.

Eric and Chip
Dear Captain Arnold:

Chip and I wanted to thank you again for officiating at our wedding and for your lovely Read more...
Dear Captain Arnold:

Chip and I wanted to thank you again for officiating at our wedding and for your lovely vows.

We also appreciate your keeping our guests laughing as the wind and waves kept trying to take over our ceremony. You truly earned your captain title as a wave splashed on you.

Many of our guests have told us that our wedding ceremony was the nicest and most memorable one that they had ever attended. We truly want to thank you again for making that happen.

Eric and Chip Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved having Captain Arnold officiate our wedding. We received many wonderful compliments regarding our ceremony. He really made our vows special and intimate, and added his own light humor, which everyone loved. Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. Love Melissa & Jon
We loved having Captain Arnold officiate our wedding. We received many wonderful compliments regarding our ceremony. He Read more...
We loved having Captain Arnold officiate our wedding. We received many wonderful compliments regarding our ceremony. He really made our vows special and intimate, and added his own light humor, which everyone loved. Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. Love Melissa & Jon Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The ceremony Capt. Arnold performed for our wedding was truly wonderful. It was wise and heartfelt. He made us all think, reflect, laugh, and in some cases, cry! We will remember it always.
The ceremony Capt. Arnold performed for our wedding was truly wonderful. It was wise and heartfelt. He made us all think, Read more...
The ceremony Capt. Arnold performed for our wedding was truly wonderful. It was wise and heartfelt. He made us all think, reflect, laugh, and in some cases, cry! We will remember it always. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold,

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. It was everything we hoped for and more. It meant so much to me that the same man who married my sister married us. Thank you.

With Love,
Tom and Valerie
Captain Arnold,

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. It was everything we hoped for and Read more...
Captain Arnold,

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. It was everything we hoped for and more. It meant so much to me that the same man who married my sister married us. Thank you.

With Love,
Tom and Valerie Read less
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BETH
Wedding:
8/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Personable, prompt and prepared. Thank you Captain Arnold for being our officiant and doing a wonderful job. Our guests were very moved and loved the ceremony. Thank you for meeting with us prior to the wedding, you were very accommodating. We highly recommend Captain Arnold if you are looking for an officiant for your wedding or even want to renew your vows.
Personable, prompt and prepared. Thank you Captain Arnold for being our officiant and doing a wonderful job. Our guests Read more...
Personable, prompt and prepared. Thank you Captain Arnold for being our officiant and doing a wonderful job. Our guests were very moved and loved the ceremony. Thank you for meeting with us prior to the wedding, you were very accommodating. We highly recommend Captain Arnold if you are looking for an officiant for your wedding or even want to renew your vows. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Here is a copy of the letter we sent Captain Arnold after our wedding, I think it says it all:

Hi Captain Arnold,

We got home from our honeymoon in Belize and had received your package. The letter was beautiful and we really appreciate the copy of the wedding vows and photograph. You will always have a special place in our hearts (and mantel!) Thank you again for being our wedding officiant, it was an absolutely beautiful ceremony. You made us feel comfortable and at ease. Each and every guest told us how much they enjoyed the ceremony as well. We really feel as though you captured the sentiment of marriage perfectly. Your words touched us and our guests in a lovely way and I know we will remember that day forever as one of the happiest of our lives.

Thanks again,
Mary Allison and Richard Fiedler
08/18/2012
Here is a copy of the letter we sent Captain Arnold after our wedding, I think it says it all:

Hi Captain Arnold, Read more...
Here is a copy of the letter we sent Captain Arnold after our wedding, I think it says it all:

Hi Captain Arnold,

We got home from our honeymoon in Belize and had received your package. The letter was beautiful and we really appreciate the copy of the wedding vows and photograph. You will always have a special place in our hearts (and mantel!) Thank you again for being our wedding officiant, it was an absolutely beautiful ceremony. You made us feel comfortable and at ease. Each and every guest told us how much they enjoyed the ceremony as well. We really feel as though you captured the sentiment of marriage perfectly. Your words touched us and our guests in a lovely way and I know we will remember that day forever as one of the happiest of our lives.

Thanks again,
Mary Allison and Richard Fiedler
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rebecca and spike
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Dear Captain Arnold,

We want to thank you for a truly amazing ceremony that completely surpassed our expectations. We had an amazing evening and all that attended said it was the best wedding ever!

Thank you so so much for your lovely words, they gave real meaning to our ceremony and we will remember them forever. We are still on a high.

Lots of love,
Spike and Bec

8/11/12
Dear Captain Arnold,

We want to thank you for a truly amazing ceremony that completely surpassed our Read more...
Dear Captain Arnold,

We want to thank you for a truly amazing ceremony that completely surpassed our expectations. We had an amazing evening and all that attended said it was the best wedding ever!

Thank you so so much for your lovely words, they gave real meaning to our ceremony and we will remember them forever. We are still on a high.

Lots of love,
Spike and Bec

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Hi Captain Arnold,

We want to thank you for performing such a beautiful ceremony! It was an incredibly special day and you certainly helped to create that. Everyone had wonderful things to say about you, and loved the ceremony. We are so thankful for having you there for us on such an important day!

Thank you again, it was truly wonderful!!

All the best,
Jennifer & Corey
Hi Captain Arnold,

We want to thank you for performing such a beautiful ceremony! It was an incredibly special Read more...
Hi Captain Arnold,

We want to thank you for performing such a beautiful ceremony! It was an incredibly special day and you certainly helped to create that. Everyone had wonderful things to say about you, and loved the ceremony. We are so thankful for having you there for us on such an important day!

Thank you again, it was truly wonderful!!

All the best,
Jennifer & Corey Read less
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Tony & Gary
Wedding:
6/26/2012
5.0/5.0
From the first conversation we had with Captain Arnold, 10 months before our wedding up to the ceremony, he took a personal interest in our wedding. Our friends who came from around the United States all commented to us that they really enjoyed his service... as did we! I don't think we could done better for a wedding in Central Park!
From the first conversation we had with Captain Arnold, 10 months before our wedding up to the ceremony, he took a Read more...
From the first conversation we had with Captain Arnold, 10 months before our wedding up to the ceremony, he took a personal interest in our wedding. Our friends who came from around the United States all commented to us that they really enjoyed his service... as did we! I don't think we could done better for a wedding in Central Park! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I work at a venue where Captain Arnold is almost always the wedding officiant and have also been present at one of his ceremonies. Having worked with him for some time, I can say that Captain Arnold knows how to connect well with his clients and sets the mood for the entire event. His ceremonies are touching and heart-warming, and each one is unique as he caters to the different needs and wishes of each couple. He is an amazing wedding officiant, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to plan a wedding with personality and style.
I work at a venue where Captain Arnold is almost always the wedding officiant and have also been present at one of his Read more...
I work at a venue where Captain Arnold is almost always the wedding officiant and have also been present at one of his ceremonies. Having worked with him for some time, I can say that Captain Arnold knows how to connect well with his clients and sets the mood for the entire event. His ceremonies are touching and heart-warming, and each one is unique as he caters to the different needs and wishes of each couple. He is an amazing wedding officiant, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to plan a wedding with personality and style. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We are truly blessed that you performed our ceremony. We weren’t sure of all the details when we first started making our wedding plans. We were very fortunate to have found you and your services. You helped to make it our dream wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and we felt special as we repeated our vows. Thanks for your special touches and for helping to provide a wonderful photographer, Andi. We were able to capture moments that we want to cherish for a lifetime. The suggestion of the Ladies’ Pavilion helped to bring a gorgeous background to our special time. Due to your experience and expertise we couldn’t have asked for a better event. You are cherished and highly recommended by us.

Sincerely,
Troy and Alton
We are truly blessed that you performed our ceremony. We weren’t sure of all the details when we first started making our Read more...
We are truly blessed that you performed our ceremony. We weren’t sure of all the details when we first started making our wedding plans. We were very fortunate to have found you and your services. You helped to make it our dream wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and we felt special as we repeated our vows. Thanks for your special touches and for helping to provide a wonderful photographer, Andi. We were able to capture moments that we want to cherish for a lifetime. The suggestion of the Ladies’ Pavilion helped to bring a gorgeous background to our special time. Due to your experience and expertise we couldn’t have asked for a better event. You are cherished and highly recommended by us.

Sincerely,
Troy and Alton Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
6/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We were organising our wedding in New York from home in Australia. Captain Arnold was most helpful in offering advice on completing the correct marriage paperwork for the State of New York, arranging the park permit for Central Park and offering suggestions of other suppliers.

We loved the ceremony - heartfelt with humour. Andrew and I had an amazing day and remember fondly the service.
We were organising our wedding in New York from home in Australia. Captain Arnold was most helpful in offering advice on Read more...
We were organising our wedding in New York from home in Australia. Captain Arnold was most helpful in offering advice on completing the correct marriage paperwork for the State of New York, arranging the park permit for Central Park and offering suggestions of other suppliers.

We loved the ceremony - heartfelt with humour. Andrew and I had an amazing day and remember fondly the service. Read less
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Cheena
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
He was the best officiant I could have asked for. He married us and then remarried us a few months later.
He was the best officiant I could have asked for. He married us and then remarried us a few months later.
He was the best officiant I could have asked for. He married us and then remarried us a few months later. Read less
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Johnny
Wedding:
2/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Captain Arnold for your special day.
We highly recommend Captain Arnold for your special day.
We highly recommend Captain Arnold for your special day. Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
2/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so touched and moved by the magic of your ceremony and so was everyone joining us. We reflect back often to the meaningful words spoken and revel in your powerful and emotional ceremony.You did all the work finding just the right words so we could simply focus on the experience itself. We are so grateful for that.
We were so touched and moved by the magic of your ceremony and so was everyone joining us. We reflect back often to the Read more...
We were so touched and moved by the magic of your ceremony and so was everyone joining us. We reflect back often to the meaningful words spoken and revel in your powerful and emotional ceremony.You did all the work finding just the right words so we could simply focus on the experience itself. We are so grateful for that. Read less
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KATHERINE
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Capt. Arnold,

Everyone absolutely raved about the ceremony and how different it was from any wedding they had previously attended. The special touches you added made it even more so special .

We found it to be very personal and heartwarming. It was more beautiful than we ever could have imagined. It was indeed like a fairy tale!

Our friends and family were enamored by the love we expressed to each other. Your words touched all of our hearts. Thank you for making our day even so memorable.

From the bottom of our hearts. Thank You So Much, Mark & Katherine"
Happy Holidays and More Blessing in 2012!
Katherine
11-20-11
Capt. Arnold,

Everyone absolutely raved about the ceremony and how different it was from any wedding they had Read more...
Capt. Arnold,

Everyone absolutely raved about the ceremony and how different it was from any wedding they had previously attended. The special touches you added made it even more so special .

We found it to be very personal and heartwarming. It was more beautiful than we ever could have imagined. It was indeed like a fairy tale!

Our friends and family were enamored by the love we expressed to each other. Your words touched all of our hearts. Thank you for making our day even so memorable.

From the bottom of our hearts. Thank You So Much, Mark & Katherine"
Happy Holidays and More Blessing in 2012!
Katherine
11-20-11 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold is truly amazing. He helped me along the entire process of the wedding, from answering any neurotic questions I had to helping me and my husband during the ceremony because we were so nervous. Every person who attended the wedding that I spoke to had nothing but rave reviews about the beautiful words he spoke. He is a definite crowd pleasure with his humor as well. He almost had me in tears if it wasn't for my make up! I truly appreciate him being there as me and my husband joined our lives together and the words he spoke could not have rang any more true to our hearts. He also gave us a gorgeous sand ceremony and a print out of our vows that was mailed us. We kept them as treasures for the rest of our lives. The Captain had made my wedding perfect!!
Captain Arnold is truly amazing. He helped me along the entire process of the wedding, from answering any neurotic Read more...
Captain Arnold is truly amazing. He helped me along the entire process of the wedding, from answering any neurotic questions I had to helping me and my husband during the ceremony because we were so nervous. Every person who attended the wedding that I spoke to had nothing but rave reviews about the beautiful words he spoke. He is a definite crowd pleasure with his humor as well. He almost had me in tears if it wasn't for my make up! I truly appreciate him being there as me and my husband joined our lives together and the words he spoke could not have rang any more true to our hearts. He also gave us a gorgeous sand ceremony and a print out of our vows that was mailed us. We kept them as treasures for the rest of our lives. The Captain had made my wedding perfect!! Read less
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joann
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold was great!...he performed a beautiful wedding ceromony ...you wont be dissapointed!
Captain Arnold was great!...he performed a beautiful wedding ceromony ...you wont be dissapointed!
Captain Arnold was great!...he performed a beautiful wedding ceromony ...you wont be dissapointed! Read less
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Antoinette
Wedding:
9/11/2011
5.0/5.0
This is a copy of the email that I sent to Captain Arnold after the wedding.

Dear Captain Arnold,

Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony. The service was beautiful and the guests are still talking about how great you were. You captured everyone's attention and held their interest for a full twenty minutes, no small task. I am attaching a few pictures from the day. Feel free to use them if you'd like. They will come over in a few emails since the files are large.

Antoinette and Philip D'Ambrosio

09-11-11
This is a copy of the email that I sent to Captain Arnold after the wedding.

Dear Captain Arnold,

Thank Read more...
This is a copy of the email that I sent to Captain Arnold after the wedding.

Dear Captain Arnold,

Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony. The service was beautiful and the guests are still talking about how great you were. You captured everyone's attention and held their interest for a full twenty minutes, no small task. I am attaching a few pictures from the day. Feel free to use them if you'd like. They will come over in a few emails since the files are large.

Antoinette and Philip D'Ambrosio

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Melissa
Wedding:
9/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Dear Uncle Arnie,

John and I would like to sincerely thank you for performing our marriage ceremony. We were both very nervous but your words were soothing and inspiring. We remember speaking with you beforehand and your advice was to simply listen to my words and while we were up there you made it easy to do that. All of our friends and family could not stop talking about how wonderful your ceremony was and how it made them laugh at times but also touched them deeply. It was special for us to have a family member play such an important role on our wedding day. We also really appreciate your timeliness in getting our marriage certificate processed - we received it not even two weeks later! Thank you again for everything!

Love,
Melissa and John
Dear Uncle Arnie,

John and I would like to sincerely thank you for performing our marriage ceremony. We were Read more...
Dear Uncle Arnie,

John and I would like to sincerely thank you for performing our marriage ceremony. We were both very nervous but your words were soothing and inspiring. We remember speaking with you beforehand and your advice was to simply listen to my words and while we were up there you made it easy to do that. All of our friends and family could not stop talking about how wonderful your ceremony was and how it made them laugh at times but also touched them deeply. It was special for us to have a family member play such an important role on our wedding day. We also really appreciate your timeliness in getting our marriage certificate processed - we received it not even two weeks later! Thank you again for everything!

Love,
Melissa and John Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dear Uncle Arnie,

John and I would like to sincerely thank you for performing our marriage ceremony. We were both very nervous but your words were soothing and inspiring. We remember speaking with you beforehand and your advice was to simply listen to my words and while we were up there you made it easy to do that. All of our friends and family could not stop talking about how wonderful your ceremony was and how it made them laugh at times but also touched them deeply. It was special for us to have a family member play such an important role on our wedding day. We also really appreciate your timeliness in getting our marriage certificate processed - we received it not even two weeks later! Thank you again for everything!

Love,
Melissa and John
Dear Uncle Arnie,

John and I would like to sincerely thank you for performing our marriage ceremony. We were Read more...
Dear Uncle Arnie,

John and I would like to sincerely thank you for performing our marriage ceremony. We were both very nervous but your words were soothing and inspiring. We remember speaking with you beforehand and your advice was to simply listen to my words and while we were up there you made it easy to do that. All of our friends and family could not stop talking about how wonderful your ceremony was and how it made them laugh at times but also touched them deeply. It was special for us to have a family member play such an important role on our wedding day. We also really appreciate your timeliness in getting our marriage certificate processed - we received it not even two weeks later! Thank you again for everything!

Love,
Melissa and John Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold is an amazing officiant. His ceremony was full of life and humorous as well. He brought all of the wedding guests to tears. He is extremely professional and a veteran at what he does! One of the best vendors chosen for our wedding. I would recommend him to anyone!
Captain Arnold is an amazing officiant. His ceremony was full of life and humorous as well. He brought all of the wedding Read more...
Captain Arnold is an amazing officiant. His ceremony was full of life and humorous as well. He brought all of the wedding guests to tears. He is extremely professional and a veteran at what he does! One of the best vendors chosen for our wedding. I would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony was truly spectacular because of Captain Arnold...below is the letter that I wrote him after the wedding!
Dearest Captain Arnold,

Perfection….the only possible word we can think of to describe our wedding ceremony. From the moment we met you a few months ago, you have been so supportive and wonderful. You helped us make important decisions and assisted us with some fun surprises. During the ceremony your words were so gorgeous and romantic, and it is as if you have known us forever. When we spoke with you for the first time, we said we wanted our ceremony to be about love, and you made our visions come to life. Our guests complimented the ceremony over and over again, saying that this was the most beautiful and romantic ceremony they had ever seen. Thank you for everything, and thank you for playing such an important role in our very special fairy tale. You are amazing!
Our wedding ceremony was truly spectacular because of Captain Arnold...below is the letter that I wrote him after the Read more...
Our wedding ceremony was truly spectacular because of Captain Arnold...below is the letter that I wrote him after the wedding!
Dearest Captain Arnold,

Perfection….the only possible word we can think of to describe our wedding ceremony. From the moment we met you a few months ago, you have been so supportive and wonderful. You helped us make important decisions and assisted us with some fun surprises. During the ceremony your words were so gorgeous and romantic, and it is as if you have known us forever. When we spoke with you for the first time, we said we wanted our ceremony to be about love, and you made our visions come to life. Our guests complimented the ceremony over and over again, saying that this was the most beautiful and romantic ceremony they had ever seen. Thank you for everything, and thank you for playing such an important role in our very special fairy tale. You are amazing! Read less
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Jürgen
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Captain,

You made our day to one of the most impressing day´s in our life´s. Your recommended location was so beautifull and harmoniously, it will stay in our memory for ever. The way you did the ceremony was touching and empathetic, the sand-ceremony was a very nice idea and symbolizes a partnership very well. All together, I think there is no better way to celabrate a wedding. Sonja and myself, as well as our friends, enjoyed this great day a lot. Thank´s for all the activites you made for us in preperation for this day. You fullfiled all our expectations more than 100%, everything was so smooth and perfect in time.

To everybody who reads this blog on Captain Arnold´s homepage – You can´t find anyone better than the Captain !!!

Sonja & Jürgen
Captain,

You made our day to one of the most impressing days in our lifes. Your recommended location was so Read more...
Captain,

You made our day to one of the most impressing day´s in our life´s. Your recommended location was so beautifull and harmoniously, it will stay in our memory for ever. The way you did the ceremony was touching and empathetic, the sand-ceremony was a very nice idea and symbolizes a partnership very well. All together, I think there is no better way to celabrate a wedding. Sonja and myself, as well as our friends, enjoyed this great day a lot. Thank´s for all the activites you made for us in preperation for this day. You fullfiled all our expectations more than 100%, everything was so smooth and perfect in time.

To everybody who reads this blog on Captain Arnold´s homepage – You can´t find anyone better than the Captain !!!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
As a writer and teacher, I searched through many, many stacks of books trying to find the right words to pledge a lifetime to another person. You told me you had it all set and ready, and not to worry or stress. Finally, I had the faith to believe you and trust your experience and drop my intimidating task. After all, I had seen you perform ceremonies for other couples and each time was wonderful and flawless. I put my books away and left it up to you. I’m glad I did. Your ceremony is just the right balance of humorous and sentimental. It is exactly on the mark.

The funny thing is, many of the words spoken were exactly some of the things I stumbled across and loved the very most. Certain lines of poems and sayings that were exactly what I had found and underlined were weaved together with a masterful touch. It’s really as though you read our minds and found the wise words about the sacred commitment and unparalleled love marriage brings. You did all the work finding the right words so we could simply focus on the experience itself. I am so grateful for that.

You said everything we wanted you to say and much more. Your engaging, rich voice and touching sentiments brought tears of emotion to guests we know well and even to strangers witnessing the truth and beauty of your words. To listen to you speak about love is transformative and resonates with every person present. We were so touched and moved by the magic of your ceremony and so was everyone joining us in a perfect moment of connection and bliss.

We have and we will reflect back often to the meaningful words spoken and revel in the powerful and transformative ceremony you created. You helped us focus on the true purpose of the day: to connect our lives and pause to be grateful and celebrate the love that holds our families together.
As a writer and teacher, I searched through many, many stacks of books trying to find the right words to pledge a lifetime Read more...
As a writer and teacher, I searched through many, many stacks of books trying to find the right words to pledge a lifetime to another person. You told me you had it all set and ready, and not to worry or stress. Finally, I had the faith to believe you and trust your experience and drop my intimidating task. After all, I had seen you perform ceremonies for other couples and each time was wonderful and flawless. I put my books away and left it up to you. I’m glad I did. Your ceremony is just the right balance of humorous and sentimental. It is exactly on the mark.

The funny thing is, many of the words spoken were exactly some of the things I stumbled across and loved the very most. Certain lines of poems and sayings that were exactly what I had found and underlined were weaved together with a masterful touch. It’s really as though you read our minds and found the wise words about the sacred commitment and unparalleled love marriage brings. You did all the work finding the right words so we could simply focus on the experience itself. I am so grateful for that.

You said everything we wanted you to say and much more. Your engaging, rich voice and touching sentiments brought tears of emotion to guests we know well and even to strangers witnessing the truth and beauty of your words. To listen to you speak about love is transformative and resonates with every person present. We were so touched and moved by the magic of your ceremony and so was everyone joining us in a perfect moment of connection and bliss.

We have and we will reflect back often to the meaningful words spoken and revel in the powerful and transformative ceremony you created. You helped us focus on the true purpose of the day: to connect our lives and pause to be grateful and celebrate the love that holds our families together. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I attended the beautiful wedding ceremony of my cousin 2 years ago and the wise, comforting, and soothing voice of Captain Arnold made the special day even more special. He has so many years of experience in the wedding business as well as his own happy marriage of over 50 years. It's no wonder he has been chosen 2 years in a row to perform the Valentine's Day Vow Renewal Ceremony in Times Square and on Good Morning America! This chaplain is one of a kind, and he will make your special ceremony a beautiful memory to cherish forever.
I attended the beautiful wedding ceremony of my cousin 2 years ago and the wise, comforting, and soothing voice of Captain Read more...
I attended the beautiful wedding ceremony of my cousin 2 years ago and the wise, comforting, and soothing voice of Captain Arnold made the special day even more special. He has so many years of experience in the wedding business as well as his own happy marriage of over 50 years. It's no wonder he has been chosen 2 years in a row to perform the Valentine's Day Vow Renewal Ceremony in Times Square and on Good Morning America! This chaplain is one of a kind, and he will make your special ceremony a beautiful memory to cherish forever. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold is most fabulous. During my wedding ceremony, he had a sincere, thoughtful way of officiating and included some humor for good measure and quality laughs which made for stellar photos. My husband and I highly recommend Captain Arnold as does my mother and step-father who used him to officiate their wedding in 2005!
Captain Arnold is most fabulous. During my wedding ceremony, he had a sincere, thoughtful way of officiating and included Read more...
Captain Arnold is most fabulous. During my wedding ceremony, he had a sincere, thoughtful way of officiating and included some humor for good measure and quality laughs which made for stellar photos. My husband and I highly recommend Captain Arnold as does my mother and step-father who used him to officiate their wedding in 2005! Read less
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Homalyn
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Captain Arnold preformed my wedding on 09/19/09. He arrived early and helped guide my fiance through exactly how to ceremony would go based on the ceremonies that we wanted him to preform. We had a rose ceremony for our mothers, a sand ceremony and a wine ceremony. This helped calm down the groom-to-be's nervousness. He injected a little humor in to the ceremony to keep everyone's interest and said some lovely words on the meaning or marriage. As our friends our from many different faiths, Captain Arnold respected our wish for a non-denominational service allowing a moment for everyone to pray for our marriage as they wished.
Captain Arnold preformed my wedding on 09/19/09. He arrived early and helped guide my fiance through exactly how to Read more...
Captain Arnold preformed my wedding on 09/19/09. He arrived early and helped guide my fiance through exactly how to ceremony would go based on the ceremonies that we wanted him to preform. We had a rose ceremony for our mothers, a sand ceremony and a wine ceremony. This helped calm down the groom-to-be's nervousness. He injected a little humor in to the ceremony to keep everyone's interest and said some lovely words on the meaning or marriage. As our friends our from many different faiths, Captain Arnold respected our wish for a non-denominational service allowing a moment for everyone to pray for our marriage as they wished. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jess
Wedding:
8/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Capt. Arnold was everything he promised to be! Everyone came up to me after the ceremony and said what a wonderful job he did. My husband and I wanted a very non-religious ceremony and Capt. Arnold did a beautiful job! He spent time talking about love and the beauty of marriage and added a lot of other insightful words of wisdom that made the ceremony unbelieveable! His vows were amazing as well. He did perfect not to mention he kept the ceremony short which is also what we wanted :) You should definitely book Capt. Arnold as your officiant!!!!
Capt. Arnold was everything he promised to be! Everyone came up to me after the ceremony and said what a wonderful job he Read more...
Capt. Arnold was everything he promised to be! Everyone came up to me after the ceremony and said what a wonderful job he did. My husband and I wanted a very non-religious ceremony and Capt. Arnold did a beautiful job! He spent time talking about love and the beauty of marriage and added a lot of other insightful words of wisdom that made the ceremony unbelieveable! His vows were amazing as well. He did perfect not to mention he kept the ceremony short which is also what we wanted :) You should definitely book Capt. Arnold as your officiant!!!! Read less
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Priscilla
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Captain Arnold to everybody for all types of wedding. Nothing is too big or too small. He can make your wedding dreams come true.
I would recommend Captain Arnold to everybody for all types of wedding. Nothing is too big or too small. He can make your Read more...
I would recommend Captain Arnold to everybody for all types of wedding. Nothing is too big or too small. He can make your wedding dreams come true. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Nadine Shubailat
Wedding:
5/31/2009
4.9/5.0
Captain Arnold was delightful. He made our guests laugh and cry during our ceremony. His words made our married friends tenderly hold hands and one husband told his wife "why didn't HE marry us instead of your minister!" My husband and I highly recommend him.
Captain Arnold was delightful. He made our guests laugh and cry during our ceremony. His words made our married friends Read more...
Captain Arnold was delightful. He made our guests laugh and cry during our ceremony. His words made our married friends tenderly hold hands and one husband told his wife "why didn't HE marry us instead of your minister!" My husband and I highly recommend him. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Fantastic Wedding! So happy! Everything was great! My guests, my husband and I had a wonderful time!
Fantastic Wedding! So happy! Everything was great! My guests, my husband and I had a wonderful time!
Fantastic Wedding! So happy! Everything was great! My guests, my husband and I had a wonderful time! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
My husband and I were so happy with Captain Arnold performing our wedding on January 12, 2013 at the Noble Maritime Collection in Staten Island’s Snug Harbor. It’s been over two months since the wedding and we still have friends and family talking about the ceremony! He was a true hit. The ceremony was personalized, well planned and meticulously carried out. We could not have asked for a better officiant.
My husband and I were so happy with Captain Arnold performing our wedding on January 12, 2013 at the Noble Maritime Read more...
My husband and I were so happy with Captain Arnold performing our wedding on January 12, 2013 at the Noble Maritime Collection in Staten Island’s Snug Harbor. It’s been over two months since the wedding and we still have friends and family talking about the ceremony! He was a true hit. The ceremony was personalized, well planned and meticulously carried out. We could not have asked for a better officiant. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
Was there for me every step of the way! He was fantastic, ceremony was unforgettable!
Was there for me every step of the way! He was fantastic, ceremony was unforgettable!
Was there for me every step of the way! He was fantastic, ceremony was unforgettable! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Very intimate . Captain Arnold and his staff took care of everything. It made our day so relaxing and wonderful.
Very intimate . Captain Arnold and his staff took care of everything. It made our day so relaxing and wonderful.
Very intimate . Captain Arnold and his staff took care of everything. It made our day so relaxing and wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue

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