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Celia Milton Celebrant

North Haledon , NJ

LOCATION

Linda Vista Ave.
North Haledon, NJ 07508 US (map)

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201-563-5544

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ABOUT US

You've said, "I will!" Now, how will you say, "I do"?

With all the style, humor and personality that makes you, well, you!

"Congratulations" is often the first... Read more
You've said, "I will!" Now, how will you say, "I do"?

With all the style, humor and personality that makes you, well, you!

"Congratulations" is often the first word that follows, "We’re getting married!" Usually, the next ones are, "Tell us about the ceremony!" Panic follows; you're certainly not boring and predictable; how do you make sure your wedding ceremony won't be that way?

The ceremony may seem like the most confusing piece of the puzzle. Of course, you want a ceremony that will mark your important commitment, but a traditional church setting may not be appropriate for you. You need an officiant who can help you create a ceremony that is spiritual and inspiring, without language or symbolism that restrictive or cliche.

And that is exactly what we can do together! As a Civil Celebrant, I've been uniquely trained to blend tradition, innovation, and ritual for the couple that wants an imaginative and personal wedding ceremony. You can truly have the celebration that you have dreamed about without compromising your personal beliefs or style! Your ceremony might be the first one your guests have ever listened to!

Who am I?



Honestly, it's not about me, but it is about us, so here goes! I bring a unique blend of talents to my work as a Celebrant. As an event planner, I have helped to orchestrate weddings and commitment ceremonies for over 20 year. As a motivational speaker, I create an atmosphere of excitement, of introspection and discovery. As a writer, I draw on a rich variety of traditional and contemporary resources, blending the inspiring and the significant with the humorous.

I have the best job in the world! I help my couples express themselves in ways that are truly meaningful to their families and friends. It is a wonderful way to start your journey as wedded partners in life!

Let’s talk!
about including children, pets, relatives or other special guests in your ceremony. about including traditions from your backgrounds or creating new ones. about readings, music and art that you love. about celebrating milestone anniversaries and renewal of vow ceremonies. about searching for unusual and charismatic sites for your wedding or commitment ceremony. about the five other officiants who work with me.
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, No Denomination

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Samantha
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I chose Celia to marry us after interviewing many, many other officiants. Our ceremony is scheduled for July 2015, so while Celia hasn't officially married us yet, we have been nothing but pleased with her so far. She's very friendly and responds to any questions you have asap. She seems to genuinely want to get to know you and be part of your special day. She's funny and experienced and able to answer absolutely any question you throw at her. Even the weird ones. She asks you all about your relationship and goals and uses your own personal love story in her ceremonies. I can't wait for Celia to marry us this year. We've only known her for a few months, but we were totally comfortable telling her our story. When you talk to her, she feels like an old friend.
My fiancé and I chose Celia to marry us after interviewing many, many other officiants. Our ceremony is scheduled for July Read more...
My fiancé and I chose Celia to marry us after interviewing many, many other officiants. Our ceremony is scheduled for July 2015, so while Celia hasn't officially married us yet, we have been nothing but pleased with her so far. She's very friendly and responds to any questions you have asap. She seems to genuinely want to get to know you and be part of your special day. She's funny and experienced and able to answer absolutely any question you throw at her. Even the weird ones. She asks you all about your relationship and goals and uses your own personal love story in her ceremonies. I can't wait for Celia to marry us this year. We've only known her for a few months, but we were totally comfortable telling her our story. When you talk to her, she feels like an old friend. Read less
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Cristin
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Celia was amazing. From our first meeting with her, we both knew she was the right one to do our service. Celia made our ceremony such a personal celebration, our guests assumed we had known her for years. During the process of writing the ceremony, Celia checked in with us at every step and made sure all things were accurate. She is so personable and easy to get along with, she instantly becomes your wedding guru, giving you all the information you would ever need to know. We would definitely recommend Celia to anyone looking for an officiant. She is professional yet friendly, and wrote the perfect ceremony for us.
Celia was amazing. From our first meeting with her, we both knew she was the right one to do our service. Celia made our Read more...
Celia was amazing. From our first meeting with her, we both knew she was the right one to do our service. Celia made our ceremony such a personal celebration, our guests assumed we had known her for years. During the process of writing the ceremony, Celia checked in with us at every step and made sure all things were accurate. She is so personable and easy to get along with, she instantly becomes your wedding guru, giving you all the information you would ever need to know. We would definitely recommend Celia to anyone looking for an officiant. She is professional yet friendly, and wrote the perfect ceremony for us. Read less
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Malka
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
There aren't enough stars! Celia is so utterly wonderful in every way. I can't imagine our wedding without her, and I had a nearly endless stream of questions from my guests about how we managed to find someone so extraordinary. (Some asked if she knew us in advance because she is so caring and so earnestly happy for us.) My guess didnt believe when my partner and I mention that we have only spoken to Celia over the phone. Celia is one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met—a sweet, loving and gentle spirit who is absolutely phenomenal at what she does.

She took care of every detail, guided us very gently through every step of the ceremony, handled the timing perfectly, and balanced our desire for a simple ceremony with meaningful words. ( Just perfect) Her words and sincerity and joy shine out, and I hope we get to see her again some day in the future.

She truly is a wonder, and we feel so fortunate to have met her, much less to have had her standing next to us on such an important day.
There aren't enough stars! Celia is so utterly wonderful in every way. I can't imagine our wedding without her, and I had Read more...
There aren't enough stars! Celia is so utterly wonderful in every way. I can't imagine our wedding without her, and I had a nearly endless stream of questions from my guests about how we managed to find someone so extraordinary. (Some asked if she knew us in advance because she is so caring and so earnestly happy for us.) My guess didnt believe when my partner and I mention that we have only spoken to Celia over the phone. Celia is one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met—a sweet, loving and gentle spirit who is absolutely phenomenal at what she does.

She took care of every detail, guided us very gently through every step of the ceremony, handled the timing perfectly, and balanced our desire for a simple ceremony with meaningful words. ( Just perfect) Her words and sincerity and joy shine out, and I hope we get to see her again some day in the future.

She truly is a wonder, and we feel so fortunate to have met her, much less to have had her standing next to us on such an important day. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
We originally came to Celia because we saw her marry friends of ours and LOVED her unique, personal and creative take on wedding ceremonies.

When we contacted her about marrying us, she was already booked for our date (she's popular!), but connected us with one of her affiliated officiants, Cari Chrisostomou Schonfeld.

Cari was wonderful. Things started with an in-depth (but fun!) phone call where she got to know me and my fiance, our story and how we envisioned our wedding ceremony. In addition to being easy to talk to and personable, she brought a sense of flexibility and expertise to the ceremony design process.

After the convo, we filled out a questionnaire that formed the basis of the ceremony Cari wrote for us. She met our needs on several levels: suggesting appropriate readings, building in the right amount of spirituality, and accommodating our requests for live musical interludes and a handful of special readers.

On the day of the wedding, Cari was the epitome of professionalism. She dressed gorgeously but appropriately--festive but still official in a dark colored dress--and was calm, cool and collected. She double checked a few name pronounciations for us and was totally natural and engaging during the ceremony. We couldn't have loved her more!
We originally came to Celia because we saw her marry friends of ours and LOVED her unique, personal and creative take on Read more...
We originally came to Celia because we saw her marry friends of ours and LOVED her unique, personal and creative take on wedding ceremonies.

When we contacted her about marrying us, she was already booked for our date (she's popular!), but connected us with one of her affiliated officiants, Cari Chrisostomou Schonfeld.

Cari was wonderful. Things started with an in-depth (but fun!) phone call where she got to know me and my fiance, our story and how we envisioned our wedding ceremony. In addition to being easy to talk to and personable, she brought a sense of flexibility and expertise to the ceremony design process.

After the convo, we filled out a questionnaire that formed the basis of the ceremony Cari wrote for us. She met our needs on several levels: suggesting appropriate readings, building in the right amount of spirituality, and accommodating our requests for live musical interludes and a handful of special readers.

On the day of the wedding, Cari was the epitome of professionalism. She dressed gorgeously but appropriately--festive but still official in a dark colored dress--and was calm, cool and collected. She double checked a few name pronounciations for us and was totally natural and engaging during the ceremony. We couldn't have loved her more! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Celia was one of the best choices we made when planning our wedding. The ceremony Celia put together was beyond our expectations. We wanted a unique, non traditional ceremony that was really special.. And thats exactly what we got! Not only were we blown away but our guests were blown away too. Everyone told us how awesome our ceremony was and how they had never seen anything like it.. You will have no regrets about choosing Celia as your wedding officiant!!! We HIGHLY recommend Celia and we can't thank her enough for making our ceremony everything we wanted and more!
Celia was one of the best choices we made when planning our wedding. The ceremony Celia put together was beyond our Read more...
Celia was one of the best choices we made when planning our wedding. The ceremony Celia put together was beyond our expectations. We wanted a unique, non traditional ceremony that was really special.. And thats exactly what we got! Not only were we blown away but our guests were blown away too. Everyone told us how awesome our ceremony was and how they had never seen anything like it.. You will have no regrets about choosing Celia as your wedding officiant!!! We HIGHLY recommend Celia and we can't thank her enough for making our ceremony everything we wanted and more! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Having Celia officiate our wedding was a dream come true! Our two families are from different states and (for the most part) haven't spent much time together. so to have Celia talk our our relationship, personalities and even our engagement during our ceremony helped our guests learn more about us as a couple. Neither of us are very religious and we both have been to more "traditional" weddings where there is talk of religion and readings that are a tad "over done", but Celia's style and fun-loving personality was exactly what we were looking for! Everyone raved about how excellent the ceremony was and how they've never been to a ceremony where they learned so much about the couple and laughed so hard. We are a young, fun couple and we couldn't have found a more perfect person to to help tell the story of our journey.

On a side note, we live in NC and Celia skyped with us a few times and hosted phone meetings to make sure we always felt comfortable and all our questions were answered. She made two drafts of our ceremony and really listed to our feedback and made sure that everything we wanted in there was there and anything we didn't was out. I highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for a unique and memorable ceremony!!
Having Celia officiate our wedding was a dream come true! Our two families are from different states and (for the most Read more...
Having Celia officiate our wedding was a dream come true! Our two families are from different states and (for the most part) haven't spent much time together. so to have Celia talk our our relationship, personalities and even our engagement during our ceremony helped our guests learn more about us as a couple. Neither of us are very religious and we both have been to more "traditional" weddings where there is talk of religion and readings that are a tad "over done", but Celia's style and fun-loving personality was exactly what we were looking for! Everyone raved about how excellent the ceremony was and how they've never been to a ceremony where they learned so much about the couple and laughed so hard. We are a young, fun couple and we couldn't have found a more perfect person to to help tell the story of our journey.

On a side note, we live in NC and Celia skyped with us a few times and hosted phone meetings to make sure we always felt comfortable and all our questions were answered. She made two drafts of our ceremony and really listed to our feedback and made sure that everything we wanted in there was there and anything we didn't was out. I highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for a unique and memorable ceremony!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Celia is amazing!! My husband and I are still receiving calls about how wonderful our ceremony was and we couldn’t agree more. From the start we knew Celia was different. She seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us as a couple and hearing about our story. When we got closer to the big day and she presented us with a draft of our ceremony, we were so impressed. She took careful time to intertwine meaningful readings with our own personal love story. On our wedding day, her ceremony was heartfelt, unique, personal, and engaging. We loved every moment and so did our guests. She was professional, showed up way earlier than expected to make sure she knew where to go, and was overall incredible to work with. We would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat. She is the best and you will not be disappointed!
Celia is amazing!! My husband and I are still receiving calls about how wonderful our ceremony was and we couldn’t agree Read more...
Celia is amazing!! My husband and I are still receiving calls about how wonderful our ceremony was and we couldn’t agree more. From the start we knew Celia was different. She seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us as a couple and hearing about our story. When we got closer to the big day and she presented us with a draft of our ceremony, we were so impressed. She took careful time to intertwine meaningful readings with our own personal love story. On our wedding day, her ceremony was heartfelt, unique, personal, and engaging. We loved every moment and so did our guests. She was professional, showed up way earlier than expected to make sure she knew where to go, and was overall incredible to work with. We would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat. She is the best and you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
We're really not too sure if there's any word that exists to justify and explain how great Celia is. I (the groom) had the pleasure of first meeting her at a ceremony she performed that I was doing the music for. This was by far the best and most personal ceremony I had ever been to and just knew she would be an excellent fit for what we were looking for. I took her info home to my then-future wife and told her all about her. The way she intertwines such beautiful literature and your personal love story into the ceremony is truly an art and it just makes your day so special. We had so many of our guests tell us how amazing, personal, and engaging they thought our ceremony was and we have Celia to thank for that. The time and energy that Celia dedicated getting to know us and understand our story is something that we are very grateful for and we can't thank her enough! Celia, you're amazing...and to all the future happy couples...you won't be disappointed with Celia, she is the absolute best :)
We're really not too sure if there's any word that exists to justify and explain how great Celia is. I (the groom) had the Read more...
We're really not too sure if there's any word that exists to justify and explain how great Celia is. I (the groom) had the pleasure of first meeting her at a ceremony she performed that I was doing the music for. This was by far the best and most personal ceremony I had ever been to and just knew she would be an excellent fit for what we were looking for. I took her info home to my then-future wife and told her all about her. The way she intertwines such beautiful literature and your personal love story into the ceremony is truly an art and it just makes your day so special. We had so many of our guests tell us how amazing, personal, and engaging they thought our ceremony was and we have Celia to thank for that. The time and energy that Celia dedicated getting to know us and understand our story is something that we are very grateful for and we can't thank her enough! Celia, you're amazing...and to all the future happy couples...you won't be disappointed with Celia, she is the absolute best :) Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Celia was an absolute pleasure to work with. My now-husband and I come from two different religious backgrounds, and we wanted an officiant who could provide a nontraditional ceremony which was warm, personal, and took into account our differences. The ceremony was so wonderful, and numerous guests remarked how well she seemed to know us. Answering her questionnaire about our relationship story and our goals was a great bonding experience, and also demonstrated how much Celia wanted to get to know us as a couple and individuals. I did not expect to enjoy our ceremony as much as I did, but it was probably my favorite part of the day. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend Celia for anyone looking to add that personal touch!
Celia was an absolute pleasure to work with. My now-husband and I come from two different religious backgrounds, and we Read more...
Celia was an absolute pleasure to work with. My now-husband and I come from two different religious backgrounds, and we wanted an officiant who could provide a nontraditional ceremony which was warm, personal, and took into account our differences. The ceremony was so wonderful, and numerous guests remarked how well she seemed to know us. Answering her questionnaire about our relationship story and our goals was a great bonding experience, and also demonstrated how much Celia wanted to get to know us as a couple and individuals. I did not expect to enjoy our ceremony as much as I did, but it was probably my favorite part of the day. I wouldn't hesitate for a second to recommend Celia for anyone looking to add that personal touch! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
5/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Celia is simply the best! She was a pleasure to work with and we couldn't have imagined a better wedding officiant. She took the time to meet us and really got to know us and wrote the most beautiful ceremony that was unique and encapsulated our story perfectly. She arrived early, was prepared, and made us feel so comfortable. I cannot think of enough nice things to say about Celia. I would recommend her to ANYONE. Seriously Celia, you are awesome!!
Celia is simply the best! She was a pleasure to work with and we couldn't have imagined a better wedding officiant. She Read more...
Celia is simply the best! She was a pleasure to work with and we couldn't have imagined a better wedding officiant. She took the time to meet us and really got to know us and wrote the most beautiful ceremony that was unique and encapsulated our story perfectly. She arrived early, was prepared, and made us feel so comfortable. I cannot think of enough nice things to say about Celia. I would recommend her to ANYONE. Seriously Celia, you are awesome!! Read less
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