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Carissa Ceremonies

Niskayuna , NY
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Niskayuna, NY 12309 US (map)

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518-858-0141

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Congratulations on your upcoming ceremony and celebration! With Carissa Ceremonies, you have found just that “right fit” in an officiant for your day. With a philosophy that emphasizes... Read more
Congratulations on your upcoming ceremony and celebration! With Carissa Ceremonies, you have found just that “right fit” in an officiant for your day. With a philosophy that emphasizes your voice, your vision and your day, Ceremony Officiant Jessica Rowell works closely with each client bringing her warmth, creativity, professionalism, resourcefulness and dedication to the process of designing the ceremony of your dreams. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.

REVIEWS

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Ashley
Wedding:
4/4/2015
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to express how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to
work with Jessica Rowell. Although our ceremony took place at Brant Lake in the
Adirondacks, we planned the entire event while living in Okinawa, Japan and Jessica was
there for us every step of the way. Not having seen the majority of our families for
almost two years, we wanted an intimate and sentimental ceremony to reflect our love for
each other and our family; and so did Jessica. From the first time we spoke, Henry and I
felt her passionate, enthusiastic and endearing nature. Jessica didn’t simply envision
our perfect day on paper, she wholeheartedly felt the moment we would all share together.

Although we did not meet Jessica in person until our rehearsal, our first encounter did
not feel like we were simply meeting an acquaintance; it felt as though we were reuniting
with an old friend. Such is Jessica’s kindhearted and affectionate way which lifts the
spirits and the smiles of those around her. One of the best things about Jessica is her
ability to remain utterly professional while blending in as one of the family. She calmed
the groom’s nerves, dried our mother’s tears, soothed my niece’s screams and made me feel
beautiful. Jessica is not only a phenomenal officiant but an amazing person. Truly, one
of the best additions to any wedding.

With love and luck,
Ashley and Henry Winkler
There are not enough words to express how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to
work with Jessica Rowell. Read more...
There are not enough words to express how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to
work with Jessica Rowell. Although our ceremony took place at Brant Lake in the
Adirondacks, we planned the entire event while living in Okinawa, Japan and Jessica was
there for us every step of the way. Not having seen the majority of our families for
almost two years, we wanted an intimate and sentimental ceremony to reflect our love for
each other and our family; and so did Jessica. From the first time we spoke, Henry and I
felt her passionate, enthusiastic and endearing nature. Jessica didn’t simply envision
our perfect day on paper, she wholeheartedly felt the moment we would all share together.

Although we did not meet Jessica in person until our rehearsal, our first encounter did
not feel like we were simply meeting an acquaintance; it felt as though we were reuniting
with an old friend. Such is Jessica’s kindhearted and affectionate way which lifts the
spirits and the smiles of those around her. One of the best things about Jessica is her
ability to remain utterly professional while blending in as one of the family. She calmed
the groom’s nerves, dried our mother’s tears, soothed my niece’s screams and made me feel
beautiful. Jessica is not only a phenomenal officiant but an amazing person. Truly, one
of the best additions to any wedding.

With love and luck,
Ashley and Henry Winkler Read less
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Jennifer & Jeremy
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
When planning a wedding it is easy to get caught up in the superficial details, but ultimately the ceremony is the most important part of the whole day. From the moment we met with Jessica, from Carissa Ceremonies, we knew that she would help us honor our love story in the most meaningful way possible. With her easy going nature and extensive knowledge of wedding ceremony practices, she helped us to plan and carry out a moving and unique ceremony that truly represented our personalities and our love. If we could have stayed in the moments of our ceremony for the whole night, we would have. We highly recommend Carissa Ceremonies and thank Jessica for making the ceremony THE BEST part of our entire wedding.
When planning a wedding it is easy to get caught up in the superficial details, but ultimately the ceremony is the most Read more...
When planning a wedding it is easy to get caught up in the superficial details, but ultimately the ceremony is the most important part of the whole day. From the moment we met with Jessica, from Carissa Ceremonies, we knew that she would help us honor our love story in the most meaningful way possible. With her easy going nature and extensive knowledge of wedding ceremony practices, she helped us to plan and carry out a moving and unique ceremony that truly represented our personalities and our love. If we could have stayed in the moments of our ceremony for the whole night, we would have. We highly recommend Carissa Ceremonies and thank Jessica for making the ceremony THE BEST part of our entire wedding. Read less
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Carissa Ceremonies responded with the following comments:

Jeremy & Jennifer,
Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful review. I would humbly disagree though--- the BEST PART of your ceremony was truly the two of you! I loved every minute of working with you, your families and wedding party. Awesome, awesome experience! Congratulations!
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Cindy
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica from Carissa Ceremonies is the best! She met with us months before the wedding to learn as much about us as possible. She suggested many unique ideas for our day and helped us write the most personal and meaningful ceremony. Everyone raved about how wonderful she was in performing our ceremony. I would highly recommend her.
Jessica from Carissa Ceremonies is the best! She met with us months before the wedding to learn as much about us as Read more...
Jessica from Carissa Ceremonies is the best! She met with us months before the wedding to learn as much about us as possible. She suggested many unique ideas for our day and helped us write the most personal and meaningful ceremony. Everyone raved about how wonderful she was in performing our ceremony. I would highly recommend her. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
7/19/2014
4.6/5.0
Jessica provided us with a wonderful ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted and she was helpful every step of the way. Our guests commented on how lovely our ceremony was. I highly recommend Jessica as your wedding officiant. She made us feel comfortable and loved on our wedding day.
Jessica provided us with a wonderful ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted and she was helpful every step of the way. Read more...
Jessica provided us with a wonderful ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted and she was helpful every step of the way. Our guests commented on how lovely our ceremony was. I highly recommend Jessica as your wedding officiant. She made us feel comfortable and loved on our wedding day. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We were just married by Jessica at Carissa Ceremonies on November 23, 2013. Jessica was awesome and we would highly recommend her! She was responsive to our inquiries and incredibly helpful with all questions related to the process. She made our ceremony special to us and provided unlimited support throughout the planning process. If you are looking for an officiant who will go above and beyond to make sure your special day is perfect, Carissa Ceremonies is the way to go!
We were just married by Jessica at Carissa Ceremonies on November 23, 2013. Jessica was awesome and we would highly Read more...
We were just married by Jessica at Carissa Ceremonies on November 23, 2013. Jessica was awesome and we would highly recommend her! She was responsive to our inquiries and incredibly helpful with all questions related to the process. She made our ceremony special to us and provided unlimited support throughout the planning process. If you are looking for an officiant who will go above and beyond to make sure your special day is perfect, Carissa Ceremonies is the way to go! Read less
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John and Katie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Jessica from Carissa Ceremonies was spectacular as our wedding officiant and we could not have been happier to have her guiding us through our big day!. From our initial meeting, she really wanted to create as personal a ceremony as possible by having us tell her "our story". She truly helped us design a ceremony that centered around family and friends; exactly what we wanted. Initially, having to decide all of the wording of a wedding ceremony seemed like a daunting task, but Jessica provided us with a huge amount of samples that we could choose from and even encouraged us to find readings that would have particular meaning to us. Jessica was incredibly helpful during our rehearsal, taking the time to make sure everybody in our party knew exactly what to do and was even a great source of encouragement before the actual ceremony. With Jessica, it felt like a great friend was there guiding us through the most important day of our life. We would definitely recommend Jessica to anybody looking for a person that can make your wedding ceremony a beautiful, personalized event and a day you will never forget!
Jessica from Carissa Ceremonies was spectacular as our wedding officiant and we could not have been happier to have her Read more...
Jessica from Carissa Ceremonies was spectacular as our wedding officiant and we could not have been happier to have her guiding us through our big day!. From our initial meeting, she really wanted to create as personal a ceremony as possible by having us tell her "our story". She truly helped us design a ceremony that centered around family and friends; exactly what we wanted. Initially, having to decide all of the wording of a wedding ceremony seemed like a daunting task, but Jessica provided us with a huge amount of samples that we could choose from and even encouraged us to find readings that would have particular meaning to us. Jessica was incredibly helpful during our rehearsal, taking the time to make sure everybody in our party knew exactly what to do and was even a great source of encouragement before the actual ceremony. With Jessica, it felt like a great friend was there guiding us through the most important day of our life. We would definitely recommend Jessica to anybody looking for a person that can make your wedding ceremony a beautiful, personalized event and a day you will never forget! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Out of everyone in our wedding team, we received the most compliments about Jessica. Her warm spirit is contagious! Jessica led and coordinated our wedding ceremony with the utmost professionalism and confidence, demonstrating her credibility, knowledge, and experience in the industry. She provided us with example readings, vows, and traditions that we could use and tweak for our own ceremony, resulting in a very personal and unique ceremony that fit us perfectly. Jessica makes a strong effort in getting to know all of her clients, and we are so fortunate to have had her. We'd recommend her to anyone :)
Out of everyone in our wedding team, we received the most compliments about Jessica. Her warm spirit is contagious! Read more...
Out of everyone in our wedding team, we received the most compliments about Jessica. Her warm spirit is contagious! Jessica led and coordinated our wedding ceremony with the utmost professionalism and confidence, demonstrating her credibility, knowledge, and experience in the industry. She provided us with example readings, vows, and traditions that we could use and tweak for our own ceremony, resulting in a very personal and unique ceremony that fit us perfectly. Jessica makes a strong effort in getting to know all of her clients, and we are so fortunate to have had her. We'd recommend her to anyone :) Read less
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Keri
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.5/5.0
Jessica was great! She helped us through the ceremony. She was on time, she spoke great at the wedding. She got me through the ceremony without crying too much and was ready to go. She was a little expensive, but made me feel confident so we went with her and glad we did.
Jessica was great! She helped us through the ceremony. She was on time, she spoke great at the wedding. She got me through Read more...
Jessica was great! She helped us through the ceremony. She was on time, she spoke great at the wedding. She got me through the ceremony without crying too much and was ready to go. She was a little expensive, but made me feel confident so we went with her and glad we did. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.8/5.0
Jessica was fabulous to work with! Out of all of our vendors we received so many compliments about her and the ceremony. She made it so personal and was so genuine.
Jessica was fabulous to work with! Out of all of our vendors we received so many compliments about her and the ceremony. Read more...
Jessica was fabulous to work with! Out of all of our vendors we received so many compliments about her and the ceremony. She made it so personal and was so genuine. Read less
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Judith
Wedding:
11/11/2012
4.8/5.0
Jessica was responsive right from the start. She was referred to us by a trusted mentor and friend so I was not too concerned. However, we still reviewed all of her ratings online and they were stellar! Jessica "got us" from our very first meeting. We felt connected to her and trusted that she would execute our vision. Three months after our wedding people say to us that our ceremony was the most unique, loving and thoughtful ceremony they have ever experienced; it surely was (and in our personal opinion) should be the highlight of our wedding- for us, it was the most intimate and memorable part of the whole process. Jessica helped to make this so. She offered suggestions that gave our wedding a unique and special touch, She even researched some ethnic customs for us to consider, as this was important to us. I would recommend Jessica to serve as an officiant without any reservation.
Jessica was responsive right from the start. She was referred to us by a trusted mentor and friend so I was not too Read more...
Jessica was responsive right from the start. She was referred to us by a trusted mentor and friend so I was not too concerned. However, we still reviewed all of her ratings online and they were stellar! Jessica "got us" from our very first meeting. We felt connected to her and trusted that she would execute our vision. Three months after our wedding people say to us that our ceremony was the most unique, loving and thoughtful ceremony they have ever experienced; it surely was (and in our personal opinion) should be the highlight of our wedding- for us, it was the most intimate and memorable part of the whole process. Jessica helped to make this so. She offered suggestions that gave our wedding a unique and special touch, She even researched some ethnic customs for us to consider, as this was important to us. I would recommend Jessica to serve as an officiant without any reservation. Read less
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