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Celia Milton Celebrant

North Haledon , NJ

LOCATION

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

PHONE

201-563-5544

WEBSITE

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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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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Hindu, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Of course.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Black pants, dark jacket OR a robe if you wish. If you want an Elvis jumpsuit, it's gonna cost ya....
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Your wedding should consist of words you love.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
My couples are welcome to use my favorite readings or select their own.
How long are your ceremonies?
15-20 minutes; my sweet, tiny "elopement" ceremonies are about 10.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. I do a run though on the day of the wedding; separate rehearsals are usually not necessary.
Do you supply a sound system?
Usually not.

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Mrs. & Mrs Christina
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton, WOW she is Amazing she turned our ceremony from ordinary to Spectacular!!!! I could only say this there are not enough words or expressions to even come close to the quality and professionalism she has. Everyone had nothing but Great Praise for her and her ceremony there were no dry eyes in this house!!!!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Celia was BEYOND amazing for my wedding on July 3rd. She was extremely helpful throughout the whole process from phone conversations to emails. One thing among many others I admired about Celia was her warm nature and creativity. She is very knowledgeable on weddings and really caters to each ceremony based on the couple. Our ceremony was very personable and that is what my husband and I wanted.

Guests of my wedding are still talking about what an amazing job Celia did and I am still smiling from it all!
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Jenine
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
When planning a wedding, either small or large you want to be certain that it captures the essence of who you are individually and as a couple. When I asked for referrals, Celia Milton was highly recommended. I asked for someone with an amazing personality and we got JUST that. From start to finish, she was able to formulate a truthful story about my husband and I.... it seemed she knew us forever. That's what we wanted. At the wedding, there wasn't a dry eye. People kept commenting about how awesome and personal the ceremony was. It was personalized in every way and unforgettable. Instead of my guests being bored to tears there was laughter, good tears and they left the ceremony with an everlasting impression of love and the celebration of my husband and I. Thank you Celia!!!!!
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Celia was absolutely fantastic to work with from beginning to end. Neither me nor my husband are very religious so we wanted a ceremony that was more personalized to us and not the standard religious ceremony. The ceremony was perfect - many of our guests thought Celia was a close family friend given how perfect her ceremony was for us!

The process itself was very easy and flexible - Celia gave us some ideas for various things we could do and after a coupe calls and email exchanges she drafted the ceremony. We only had a few minor changes and I teared up when reading it which is a real testament to how well she pulls together a personalized ceremony.

I would highly recommend Celia as an officiant!
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Celia and her affiliate Michael were WONDERFUL! We had a "friend" that offered to officiate and she bailed at the last minute, so I was very concerned we would be out of luck. Celia totally accommodated us and sent Michael our way. They both took the time to answer all our questions and Michael crafted a ceremony that really represented my husband and I. Everyone at the wedding complimented us on the lovely ceremony. Much thanks to Michael, it wouldn't have been as flawless without you!
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Private User
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Celia officiated our wedding this past weekend, and we could not have been happier with our decision to hire her. The entire process of working with her was so easy, and that's exactly what you want when you have so much on your plate. The entire day was fantastic, but most of our compliments were about our ceremony. People thought it was unique, personal, and very tasteful. They loved how it was truly all about US. I would absolutely recommend Celia for your ceremony!
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Andrea
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Celia was a joy to work with and made our ceremony (despite the crazy rain) a personal and memorable one! She also helped us get all the necessary paperwork we needed which was great! Thank you!t thank you!
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Robert
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Celia was all I kept hearing about the next day. All my friends and family loved how personal she was and how she really set the ambiance of true love for the rest of the night. Easy to get in contact with and truly cares about making your day special!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Celia was wonderful to work with. She wrote a beautiful ceremony for us that reflected who we are as a couple. We got many compliments on how great the ceremony was.
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T&J2014
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Most asked question after our wedding: Who is your officiant….How did you guys find her!!! She was amazing! We’re still hearing comments like this a month after the wedding. Celia asked us specific questions about ourselves and came up with a ceremony plan that reflected us and was one of a kind. People thought she knew us for several years. She is extremely charming and her style is very unique. I’m glad we trusted her completely. There really is no competition. If I was more adventurous, I’d crash some weddings just so I can get to experience Celia officiate again. I recommend her without hesitation or reservation! Tips for future brides: Let go and accept suggestions from pros like Celia. They’ve been doing this for a while and Celia knows what she’s talking about! Thank You Celia for our wonderful ceremony :) Thank you John at the Olde Mill Inn for recommending Celia!
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Valerie
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone just absolutely raved about our ceremony and how beautiful it was. With our initial consult, Celia asked us a few pages worth of questions. Some were easy to answer and some we had to really think about which as a couple, we very much appreciated.
She incorporated many of the things she learned about us into the ceremony which made it so unique and personal. Celia provided a draft of the ceremony and we only went back and forth maybe twice; once to add some personal quotes that were important to us and another time when I wanted to add two more lines to our vows she wrote.
It was beautiful, emotional and even my stoic husband got a little choked up from it! Thank you Celia for being a part of our special day and for being part of the reason of why it was so beautiful!
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Out the Window
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone just absolutely raved about our ceremony and how beautiful it was. With our initial consult, Celia asked us a few pages worth of questions. Some were easy to answer and some we had to really think about which as a couple, we very much appreciated.
She incorporated many of the things she learned about us into the ceremony which made it so unique and personal. Celia provided a draft of the ceremony and we only went back and forth maybe twice; once to add some personal quotes that were important to us and another time when I wanted to add two more lines to our vows she wrote.
It was beautiful, emotional and even my stoic husband got a little choked up from it! Thank you Celia for being a part of our special day and for being part of the reason of why it was so beautiful!

~Valerie
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Geri
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wonderful wedding could not have been complete without Celia. From the first time we spoke with her, we could tell that our wedding ceremony would be the personal, professional, and upbeat ceremony that we wanted. Celia is prompt to return all emails and calls, and she doesn't mind nervous brides who want to review things a million times. Our ceremony is special because no one else will have the same ceremony as we had. She worked with us to add/remove things we wanted/did not want. My husband had some 'surprises' planned and she worked with him to keep them from me (which was great!). After the ceremony, most of my guests came to me and told me it was the best ceremony they had seen. Our wedding was amazing, and partly because we had Celia there. Definitely recommend, highly!
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Celia performed our wedding ceremony on April 19th and our friends and families are STILL talking about it. Our wedding was the first non-religious ceremony that my family has ever experienced and I was nervous about how they would feel about it. Everyone could not stop raving about how beautiful, personal, and meaningful our ceremony was. In fact, each side of the family thought that Celia was a member of the other! And we had never met her before our wedding day! I would strongly recommend Celia she did a fantastic job and we couldn't be happier with how our ceremony turned out.
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Victoria
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Celia was amazing. From start to finish Celia made our ceremony personal, positive, and exactly what we were looking for. It was the perfect mixture of laughter with sincere moments we will never forget. I lost my mother only a few months prior to our ceremony to a long battle with cancer and Celia made sure to incorporate just the perfect antecdote of rememberance for my mother while keeping my spirits high to remember she was shining down on me on my wedding day. It's hard to find people you instantly connect with and we truly felt that way with Celia. My now husband David and I couldn't be more happy that we chose Celia for our ceremony. It didn't matter if we had 30 people or 300 in the room, Celia made us feel infinite in the moments of our vows exchange. We felt like she was there with just us, you truly can get lost in her beautiful readings and the sound of her voice. I would highly recommend Celia to anyone and everyone. She demonstrates not only professionalism but TRULY cares about every couple she marries and you can't ask for a more genuine person who loves what they do! -Victoria & David
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Mary
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I've seen discussions on WeddingWire about whether or not an officiant is worth the money. I'm here to tell you that the answer to that is YES. Celia Milton did an outstanding job at our wedding. She was absolutely right when she said that guests would laugh, cry, and not be bored. I lost count of the number of people who came up to me throughout the night and after the wedding praising our "unique" and "meaningful" ceremony. We loved working with Celia and highly recommend her!
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Jen
Wedding:
12/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia was phenomenal to work with from start to finish. My husband and I got married in NJ, but coming from Rhode Island we had the challenge of planning from out of state. Throughout the whole process our communication was easy and seamless - via phone, e-mail, and Skype. We met over Skype a few times to discuss what we wanted in our ceremony. She answered all questions and provided great suggestions. We wanted a very personal ceremony, and Celia really blew away our friends and family with just how personalized the ceremony was. Guests remarked that they really felt like they were a part of the ceremony and even learned a few things about us. She took great care to perfect every little detail of our story. She even went above and beyond to help me out with my name-change process. We cannot imagine anyone else officiating our ceremony!
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia gave us the most beautiful wedding ceremony! So many of our guests have been talking about how touching and personal it was. A few even assumed that Celia had known us prior to the wedding because she described our personalities and love story so well! Our ceremony was my favorite part of the day! Thank you Celia!
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia is a fantastic officiant! She was recommended to us by another officiant at a friend's wedding and we couldn't be more pleased with her work. We spoke to Celia for an hour via Skype and knew she would be perfect for our ceremony. She asked us to fill out a questionnaire separately so she could write our story. She delivered a beautiful ceremony that was heartfelt and personal. Everything that was said was very "us" and brought tears to many eyes. I highly recommend Celia for any ceremony needs. She has no problem personalizing it to match who you are and knows how to deliver a speech.
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Amy
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot thank Celia enough for the wonderful wedding ceremony she created for our wedding. I knew I wanted to book Celia after reading all of the wonderful reviews on her website and, after speaking with her in person, I had no doubts that she would create the ceremony we had envisioned. We wanted the focus of our day to be on the ceremony, one that would be elaborate, inclusive of all of our guests (only 29 total), and tell our romantic story. Celia understood our goals and created a ceremony that not only told our love story, but managed to include every guest in the process. Each person personally touched our wedding bands before they were placed on each other's fingers, honored our mothers with a touching presentation of roses, participated in a traditional knot tying ritual, and shared personally selected readings and poems. Celia also included a wine ritual in our ceremony, one that allowed each guest to write a personal message that we would read on our 10th anniversary. The ceremony was creative, touching, and elaborate. The day was stress-free - we did not worry about the ceremony at all since Celia was so professional to work with and allowed our feedback and input before the big day. I would recommend Celia to anyone looking for a memorable, touching, and personal ceremony! It will be remembered by everyone that attended! THANK YOU CELIA!

Much love,
Amy and Todd Collier
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Melody
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
From the very start Celia was amazing! Return calls quickly and she really wanted to get to know us. Celia even helped us when our photographer canceled on us!

Celia matched us up with one of her associates, Michael Yelle, and he was fantastic. Before our wedding day we had several conversations and emails about our ceremony. He wanted it to be perfect! On the day of he showed up really early to ensure there was nothing we needed. Michael made sure everyone knew what was going on and that all was calm.

After the Ceremony everyone kept asking if he was a friend of the family, that is how unique and personalized our ceremony was. It was all about us and our friends said they will never be to a ceremony as unique as that. They even said they learn some things about us.

When everything was done Michael filed all the paperwork and handled everything. I had nothing to worry about.

I can honestly say that I can not recommend these officiants enough. They made my wedding so special!
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Jeanine
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a more perfect, wonderful, awesome Celebrant! We found Celia by chance while searching online for video clips of officiates. We wanted our officiate to be the perfect balance of funny, heartfelt and excited...and she was definitely all of the above!! From the beginning Celia's enthusiasm was contagious and made us excited for the ceremony script process. She provided a wonderfully detailed questionnaire to us individually to really get a sense of our story and hosted multiple phone meetings with us to review the drafts of the script until it is was perfect. Celia's specialty is making the ceremony unique to the couple and thinking outside the box. She was completely open and embraced our quirky ideas (including a Sushi Sharing ceremony)!! We would recommend Celia for any bride and groom who want a ceremony that is incredibly personalized to them and different from anything they have heard before. Our guests have said that our ceremony was amazing kept them laughing and crying through the whole thing! We could not have done it without Celia!! Top Notch!!!
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Vincent
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Celia Milton arrange the officiant services for our wedding in October, with her associate, Cari, presiding over the actual ceremony. Both Celia and Cari were terrific to work with, they were responsive, professional, and are positive and enthusiastic about everything they do. They both communicated with us frequently, answered any and all of our questions, and gave excellent suggestions and advice regarding the progression and design of the ceremony. Cari was perfect on the day of our wedding; she has a beautiful presence, voice, and her readings flowed seamlessly from one part of the ceremony to the next. Celia and Cari will also advise you regarding the procedure for obtaining your marriage license so you don't have to worry about that. We thoroughly enjoyed having them at our wedding and highly recommend them if you're looking for an officiant.
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Teri
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia is amazing!!! I cannot thank her enough for the beautiful ceremony she did for me and Jason last night at the Gramercy in Hazlet, NJ . Every quote, every word, everything she did was so perfect!!!!. Her personality is the best ever and we knew she was the perfect one. Our families were talking about how magical and personal it was rather than your "typical" ceremony. I would look no further in finding an officiant, Celia is your girl and you will be glad that you did! - Teri, Brick NJ
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bernadette
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia was truly a pleasure to work with. She took time to get to know my partner and I and to discuss how we envisioned our ceremony. We strategized on ways to include a deceased parent into the ceremony as well as several inspirational statements we found and wanted included in our ceremony. With these ideas, Celia was able to craft an amazingly individualized and personalized ceremony that we continue to receive compliments on. Celia is fun and light which created an easy, sweet and genuine ceremony. She was flexible and responsive to our ideas and was truly a pleasure to work with
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Wedpert
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
A groom's review:

Since my wife works with Celia, I already knew that she was friendly and funny and that we wanted her to officiate our wedding. The story she wrote for us was heartfelt and honest; it told the people we love about us and how our love and relationship has grown. I'm lucky enough to be married to the woman I love and I was so thrilled that we could be brought together by someone as expressive, charismatic, and fun as Celia Milton. Maybe I'm biased but you don't need to look any further for an officiant. Celia will give you the wedding of your dreams. With her hearty laugh and sentimental ceremony, she will feel like a part of your family.
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TinaMarie
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton was the best choice we could have ever made for our ceromony! She was a perfect fit for us! She was serious, funny & fun! So glad we found her!!
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starr
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are not religious at all, so we were nervous about how we were going to find an officiant. We still wanted to have a "traditional" wedding, just without the religious aspects. It seemed like it was going to be impossible until we found Celia Milton on this site. I had a good feeling about her from the start! We contacted her right away, and we had a very nice conversation over Skype.

Although she was already booked for a wedding at the same time as ours, she was able to set us up with another officiant she works with, Cari Chrisostomou. Cari was wonderful! She had a great personality and was fun to work with, and the ceremony she wrote for us was so moving. She did a great job getting to know us and our story, and putting it together very succinctly and beautifully. Knowing that our favorite band had a huge part in bringing us together, she figured out (without either of us telling her) the perfect song for "us" and included it in the ceremony! She even helped us figure out what kind of rituals to include, and she wrote an awesome wine sharing and hand-fasting ceremony for us. The ceremony was just magical. It had EVERYONE in tears! It couldn't have been more perfect.

Cari and Celia were both so sweet and helpful. In the week leading up to the wedding, we had a major crisis - we thought we could just go in and get a marriage license, but it turned out it was too late. Freaked out, I called Cari, and she calmed me down. My husband called Celia and she told us exactly what we needed to do to appeal the waiting period. The next day we went to the courthouse and got our waiver easily! They really saved our wedding.

Whether you end up working with Celia, Cari, or one of their other officiants, I think you'll be very happy with what you get. They're great people, and they really understand how to capture "you" in the ceremony!
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Meagan
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about the level of service Celia provided. She took the time to talk to me and get to know me to help identify the right officiant for our wedding. Kate Daly conducted our ceremony and it was a great fit. We met with Kate a few times before the ceremony (she was very flexible with meeting times - we were able to use FaceTime - and very responsive to make sure we didn't miss anything) to make sure we were all satisfied with the plan. She arrived promptly at the time communicated, delivered a heartfelt and moving ceremony. I couldn't have asked for a more accurate reflection of who my husband and I are as a family.
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Steff
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia was everything my husband and I could have asked for in a wedding officiant. The ceremonies she creates are truly works of art, personalized for each couple. Our ceremony was equal parts touching and hilarious...and by the end I do not think there was a dry eye in the house. And I cannot begin to count the number of compliments we received about the ceremony in the days following the wedding. If you are looking for a truly unique, memorable wedding ceremony I highly recommend you leave it to Celia!
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We got married on Sunday 8/18/13. Celia worked with us for months leading up to the big day. She helped us with every question we had regarding the ceremony, and even helped us finalize our order of ceremony. We are not very religious, and wanted a more lighthearted and personalized ceremony. We were so impressed with what she did based on our story and the information we gave her. The script was beautiful, and really made the whole ceremony personal for the both of us. It felt like it was just the 2 of us in the room, with her telling our story perfectly. She did a wonderful job, and even managed to incorporate our dog (who is like our child, but could not be there). It was such a great ceremony, and she was excellent!
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Paula
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I'm still hearing from family members and friends about how beautiful our ceremony was. Celia wrote a wonderful, incredibly personal ceremony for us based on several email and phone conversations. We explained that we wanted something lighthearted, yet touching, and she provided just that. She was so "go with the flow," which helped us to be the same. We are incredibly happy with the way our ceremony came out and wouldn't have changed a thing.
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Sonia
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia was very accommodating and took the time to personalize the ceremony. All the guests loved her and complimented us on choosing such a great officiant with a wonderful sense of humor. I would definitely use her again when I renew my vows.
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Victoria
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose Eve Young through Celia's website and we were so, so happy with our ceremony! Eve was great, and everyone commented to us that she has the most amazing voice. She was very proactive about keeping us on schedule and after just one questionnaire she put together a great ceremony that fit us perfectly. We really weren't sure what we wanted, but Eve's first draft was excellent and didn't need any revisions. It was the easiest part of our wedding planning.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia was amazing. She responded to our emails and phone calls immediately. She always had great energy, was professional, and fun. We designed the ceremony together to suit our needs. Sometimes Celia was just slightly disorganized but on the day of she was ready to go, extremely organized, was able to tell us what to do regarding marriage license processing, and gave us an amazing ceremony that exceeded our expectations. Our guests raved about it and it was perfect for us. Hire her!
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Celia as our officiant for our wedding in NJ on July 13th. We skyped with her for our first meeting and right away we felt comfortable and confident that she would be a fantastic officiant. She sent us drafts of the ceremony throughout the process and we were always able to give input and discuss with her any changes. She went through everything step by step so it was very clear and we had no worries for the wedding day. And to top it off, she was outgoing, friendly and funny! She really got the essence of our story and relationship and conveyed it in a compelling and touching way. All of our guests raved about our ceremony because it was uniquely ours and incorporated the things that are important to us and our families and friends. It was as if everyone was a part of it; people weren't just listening bored to tears- they were engaged and felt touched.

I can't say enough great things about Celia. She was responsive, caring, efficient and just all-around fantastic at what she does. If you're looking for an officiant, look no further. She made our ceremony so memorable and amazing.
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David
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We wish we could give Celia more than 5 stars. What an amazing person and what a beautiful ceremony she provided for us. Celia works with you personally and her interviews help her really get to know the couple she is marrying. We provided her with our story and she ran with it. Our ceremony was terrific. It was upbeat, fun, poignant and moving all at the same time. There was laughter, reflection and tears of joy. From the moment you meet Celia there is little doubt that she loves doing what she does. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her smile makes the whole room smile. We could not have been happier with our choice of Celebrant. That is a better name for Celia than Officiant, because our ceremony truly was a celebration.
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
There is so much to say about Celia!!!! Besides the fact that she just totally understood me from day one, she is just FABULOUS all around and so amazing at what she does. She totally understood my husband and I from the first call. Everything was a breeze and totally awesome. We told her exactly what we wanted for our ceremony and she literally wrote the most amazing script. We didn't even have to edit it, she's that good. All of my family and friends said it was the best ceremony they have ever witnessed and how extremely touched they were. Celia is honestly the best ever and I literally cannot imagine how any officiant could even come close. She answered all of my emails/calls in a timely manner, showed up on time and made sure everything ran smoothly. Thank you so much Celia!!!! Love, Meghan & Andrew 6/1/13
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Sheryl
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
WHOA! AWESOMENESS.....she is the BEST. Honestly MADE my ceremony AMAZING. So personalized, so funny, so perfect. Everyone kept buzzing about how wonderful she was. Everyone LOVED the ceremony. The level of care involved with writing our ceremony and then executing it so wonderfully..... Celia is a gem, and I feel so fortunate she was my officiant!!!
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Gina
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia was great and a pleasure to work with. Phone calls, emails and Skype made it super easy to do business and communicate. The ceremony was very personalized, nicely written and well spoken by Celia. She provided good ideas and a foundation for our ceremony wording. Including our pets was a hit and highlightfor me!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Celia was absolutely amazing!! I would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant. She was professional, extremely responsive and very easy to work with. She always was available to work on our vows together and was responsive to our input. The ceremony was very reflective my relationship with my fiance and reflected our personality. It was just the right touch of humor and romance needed. I would book her all over again!!!!
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Dayana
Wedding:
2/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia was more than AMAZING!!! She really takes the time to get to know you and turns your story into a work of art. We really wanted something that was non-religious, funny, and different and Celia was able to do that and more. Celia was able to give us an amazing ceremony that made everyone laugh and shed tears of joy. Celia is also easy to work with; she is very understanding, and flexible. From the moment you talk to her, you feel like you have known each other forever. Her positive energy and confidence definitely make you feel at ease. She is truly an amazing person and I would recommend her to everyone.

Dayana and Jordan :)
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Jennifer
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Celia to any bride – she was great to work with and we were so happy with the ceremony. Celia took the time to make a few revisions so the ceremony was really “us” and we were very happy with the end result. One of our guests actually asked us how we knew Celia – the ceremony was so personal that he thought we already had a relationship with her! So many people told us how great the ceremony was, and how it was one of the only wedding ceremonies they’ve seen that was actually fun. That was our ultimate goal, and Celia got us there!
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Tamara
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Celia was personable, listened carefully to figure out the type of people we were, creative with lots of ideas but also extremely flexible, and has just has a great sensibility and way about her. Highly recommended!!
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Kate
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia goes beyond being your officiant: she's your poet, your artist, the person who can transcribe your memories and your dreams and craft them into a ceremony that your friends and family will never forget. The ceremony Celia wrote for us had everyone in the room laughing out loud and shedding a few tears of joy as well. It was just beautiful and moreover, it was *just* what we wanted.

Celia is so easy to work with! She doesn't waste time, but you never feel rushed. In her busy schedule, the client she's speaking to has her entire attention during each and every meeting. Every bride is number 1! She's very professional and at the same time very relaxed and easy to talk with. I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony or a better Celebrant. I recommend her whole-heartedly: she's wonderful!
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia made our wedding exactly what we wanted. Both my husband and I grew up in religious families but chose not to have our wedding in a church. Celia was able to make it special, intimate and special. She made it about us, our love, the love of our families. her knowledge of ceremonies is vast and varied. After the service I received so many compliments from people about how wonderful it was and how people felt they knew us as couple better because of it. She is warm and friendly but takes what she does seriously. She wants to know what you want and will go in the direction that you both feel very comfortable about. She was there early and stuck around to talk to guests and answer any questions they had. She took care of the license agreement flawlessly. I highly recommend Celia to anyone who is looking for a officiant that creates ceremonies that are special without being tacky or overdone.
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Dana
Wedding:
11/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia's role in our wedding was really important to us- we wanted something fun, different, and free of any religion. After speaking with Celia on the phone about almost everything other than the wedding (music, food, restaurant industry, etc.) and meeting her at Panera Bread one Sunday afternoon, my husband and I knew we found the person who would marry us. Our friends and family continue to this day to rave about her.. everything from her confidence, positive energy, beautiful script( I think we used draft#6 hahahaha), and hand fasting ceremony (which was a big hit!) !!! Celia, we just want to thank you for becoming part of our lives that day!

Dana and Joseph
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Celia provided a personalized ceremony that all guests enjoyed. Would recommend her to everyone!
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Kristen
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We wanted our ceremony to be different, unique, and enjoyable. We searched and searched and finally came across Celia on the Knot.com. After hearing her answering machine message when I first called her, I knew she was the one we were going to use. Her chrisma and outgoing personality resonated through the phone. She took the time to get to know us and asked questions to really get a feeling of who we are as individuals, as a couple, and as a family. We were more than thrilled when we recieved the ceremony script. We have been to quite a few weddings where the ceremony was boring and unengaging. Ours was not be! Celia created the most beautiful wedding ceremony script for us. It was a week to our wedding and I was in tears as I read her words. Our ceremony turned out better than we ever dreamed of. Our guests talked about it for days and weeks. Anyone looking for a personalized, unique, special ceremony, Celia Milton is the officiant to do it for you. She has an amazing way with words and is a joy to work with. Celia, thank you so much for making our day so special!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Our Officiant was Michael Yelle through Celia's services. Celia was very helpful and directed us to Michael Yelle. Michael Yelle was fantastic. He was very thorough and took the time to get to know us. He customized our ceremony and added a lot of personal touches and it was a very personalized wedding ceremony. Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and they said how great it was that it was so personal. He really took the time out for us, skyping with us before the wedding and a lot of email exchanges. He offered up a lot of suggestions and gave us a lot of ideas. We were very pleased with our ceremony!! I also wanted to add, we had less than a month to look for a good officiant and we were very to have found Celia and Michael!
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Cindy
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so grateful that we were able to find Celia to be our officiant for our wedding! Not only did she write a beautiful, funny, memorable ceremony she also gave us ideas for our ceremony. Celia gave us two ideas, one was writing a love letter to each other and place it in a box with a bottle of red wine that will age in 10 years, on our 10 year anniversary we will read our letter to each other over the bottle of wine. She also had a fabulous idea that allowed our mothers to be part of the ceremony, our mothers were introduced and we gave them a rose and Celia explained the meaning of the rose as we gave them to our mothers. We had so many family members and friends come up to us even now and say how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Even though we did not know Celia for a long time, she provided such a heartfelt ceremony that everyone thought she was a long time friend. One of my guests, also a officiant, loved her ceremony so much that he is thinking of ways to incorporate some of her ideas into his ceremonies. Even my ceremony musician said that it was a one of a kind ceremony and he has never been to a wedding where everyone was enjoying themselves during the ceremony. Celia was also so great with our ideas and allowing us to change things around, we added a part to allow my husband's son to have a moment where we gave him a watch with our numbers engraved on the back, which represented that we are a family and he can call us anytime. One of my lifelong friends was able to write his own speech, instead of doing a reading. I also had an issue with my original venue and had to change venues 1 month before the wedding, Celia was awesome with that too!!! She said no problem with the change and even had info about the new venue since she has officiated ceremonies there before. All in all Celia was absolutely the BEST choice for a wedding officiant, I would recommend her to EVERYONE who is planning their wedding.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were very nervous about picking a wedding officiant and had no idea where to even begin. I came across Celia's website while searching the internet for recommendations. We didn't really know what we wanted, but we knew what we didn't want and Celia's ultra customizable service seemed like a perfect fit. After a brief email exchange we scheduled a phone call where Celia explained her process and answered all of my questions. Next, we arranged a skype session where the three of us discussed many many different options for the ceremony and got to know one another. After we paid our 50% deposit Celia sent us cute little box with an activity to get prepared for the process. The first step was for us to separately fill out an extensive questionnaire and send it back to her. She used the information gathered from both of us to tell our story from both perspectives and we loved the outcome. She sent us a draft of the ceremony, we made edits, she sent another draft, we made a few more edits and then it was perfect!! She arrived early the day of our wedding and went straight to work getting everything organized and coordinating with the venue. I thought she was fairly priced given her extensive experience, but by no means was she inexpensive. In my opinion it was money very well spent!!
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia was amazing!!! She really took the time to get to know our story and incorporated it into our ceremony. All of our guests complimented us on what an amazing ceremony we had. People are still talking about how personal and emotional it was. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a personal one of a kind ceremony. She is a pleasure to work with and we couldn't have been happier !!!
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Janean
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia was absolutely wonderful! Her unique off-the-beatin-path kinda style really had my husband and I looking forward to what she had in store. If you are the type of couple who is looking to have a mix of traditional, unique, and alternative elements in your ceremony then look no further Celia is the best! There is no need for a ceremony to be boring, after all, you only get married once... right? Be able to remember your ceremony being uplifting, lighthearted, witty, and most of all memorable. Celia will make sure you have all of these things!
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia was great to work with. We were very choosy about our ceremony text , and she was happy to send copies back and forth until it was exactly right. Everyone told us how lovely and personal our ceremony was, and how much they liked her.
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Nitza
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia,

I would like to thank you for a WONDERFUL wedding. We pulled it together in seven weeks and you were so helpful and patient with me and my BIG Caribbean family. You kept our ceremony on schedule and gave me confidence knowing I was in good hands. My guests said they had never been to a more personal union and months later they are still raving that this was the best wedding they ever attended. You took the stress out of a situation that doubled in size in two weeks. Your professionalism and paramount and I highly recommend your responsiveness.

Thanks Again,
Nitza and David
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We have had so many family and friends compliment us on our ceremony. Everyone loved it including us!!!! It was exactly what we envisioned.

Thank You!!!!!
Jamie & Bill Ference
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Leah
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in NYC and were fortunate enough to have Celia Milton, officiate our wedding. Celia was amazing and really customized the readings and ceremony to reflect who we are as a couple. It was sweet, personalized and funny at times.

Celia, thank you so much for joining us in matrimony on our wedding day. The ceremony was perfect and we couldn't imagine it without you. All night, we received compliments about how great the ceremony was and how well you knew us. Thank you for everything!

Leah & Scott Rubner
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Allison
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
What was important to us in a Celebrant was finding someone who could find a way to be humorous, classy and deliver a non-traditional but meaningful ceremony. From the moment we spoke to Celia we knew she was the one! She had a great sense of humor and she really worked hard to find what was important to us. She is a beautiful writer and her words were touching, funny and "us." Everyone at our ceremony raved about her. Most people remarked "she must know you very well" and "what an eloquent writer" and "the perfect ceremony" and "the most touching ceremony we've ever attended." It was spot on and wonderful. We couldn't have been happier with the experience from prep all the way to the day of.
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Rob
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia did an amazing job with our wedding. Her sense of humor and personality were a perfect fit with both of us. The script was tailored to our story, and she took so much time to get it just right. The ceremony was perfect - I wouldn't have changed a thing - and over 2 dozen guests came up to us to ask for her information.
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Dominika
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia was absolutely incredible! After being highly recommended from a colleague, from the moment we spoke on the phone, we knew she would be the perfect person to officiate the wedding. Celia completely customizes the ceremony to you, and tells a beautiful story of your relationship. Every single aspect of our ceremony was perfect, and we are getting so many compliments about how nice and personal it was. You will not regret booking her. Thank you Celia!!
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Sandra
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions of our wedding was asking Celia to officiate. Our ceremony was unique and personal, perfectly us. We received many, many compliments on the ceremony itself -- we couldn't have been happier. It was one of our favorite parts of the wedding (as it should be!) There are many, many officiants out there...but Celia is an excellent WRITER. She can take so much of your story and weave it together for an unforgettable ceremony. She responded to all of our emails, phone calls and revisions promptly. We had an inter-faith ceremony and Celia was respectful and very flexible with all of our requests. Would definitely, definitely recommend her to anyone hoping to have a very intimate, one-of-a-kind ceremony.
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Samantha Bergenty
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
From the first phone call, we knew that Celia was the right officiant for us! She was extremely attentive to our requests and offered many unique ideas to help make our wedding ceremony something special. Our ceremony was personalized to tell our story, and it was absolutely beautiful. Celia was always professional and prompt. We received many compliments from our guests on how much they enjoyed every second of our ceremony. Celia is warm, friendly, and has a wonderful sense of humor. She made our wedding ceremony more than just a ceremony... it was unique, creative, and personalized to fit us as a couple. It was the perfect day and our ceremony couldn't have gone any better! Celia would be a wonderful person to have as your officiant...thank you, Celia!!
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Eve Young from Celia's company. From the very beginning, Eve was extremely professional and helpful. I had no idea what goes into a wedding ceremony, but with Eve (and Celia's!) help it turned out to be a perfect representation of everything leading up to my marriage as well as what we want from our future.

After filling out a questionnaire, Eve created a script for our ceremony. She was extremely responsive to our comments and included so many special bits of information about me and my husband, including how and where we met, what we love most about each other, even our love for our dog.

We received so many compliments on our ceremony. Many guests asked how long we had known Eve, since the ceremony was so deeply personal. No one could believe we had only ever spoken on the phone, and didn't meet each other until 5 minutes before the ceremony.

Eve made our ceremony an unforgettable moment in our lives with her warmth and charisma. I would absolutely recommend her, as well as anyone else working with Celia.
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Diana
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia was wonderful from the beginning! She is very warm and inviting, which made us instantly trust her to create our perfect ceremony. She started with a "get to know you" session close to where we live so that she could really get a good sense of who we were in order to make the ceremony personal. She created the ceremony based on what we discussed plus a questionnaire we filled out and we loved it - we had very minimal changes and it was SUCH a hit! Our guests absolutely loved how personal it was and it gave them a sense of who we were together as a couple, beyond what many of them knew of us already, which was very special. She was amazing from beginning to end and I'd definitely 100% recommend her to anyone wishing for a nontraditional, personalized wedding ceremony!
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Katidids77@gmail.com
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Throughout our entire wedding planning Celia was there for anything we needed. She was always responsive to emails and phone calls. She was reliable and professional. One of the best decisions we made was hiring Celia as our officiant. Celia made our day the most personal and special day. It was even better than we could have imagined. Celia was by far the most amazing addition to our wedding. The ceremony was tailor made just for us. It was such a pleasure working with Celia and having her officiate our wedding. Our family and friends were so impressed. My only regret is that she didn't stay for the reception to dance and eat and celebrate with us, but she is one busy lady!! Celia made our day so spectacular and we are so thankful that she was a part of our day. THANK YOU, CELIA!!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin? It was a pleasure to work with Celia and we could not have asked for a better, more personal wedding ceremony. Celia really takes the time to get to know you as a couple through meetings and phone conversations and translates all of that into a beautiful ceremony. She sends you a copy of the ceremony before the wedding so you can make sure it is exactly what you want. There were tears and laughter all through the ceremony from us as well as our family and friends. I could not have imagined a more perfect ceremony and all of our guests kept telling us that it was the most beautiful/special/personal ceremony they had ever seen. Celia is the best!!
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GGiuntoli
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
It was amazingly simple and the team was helpful from start to finish and continue to be helpful after the ceremony. I would say I would use them again but that may come out the wrong way. You get the picture. We liked working with them that much.

The best around!
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Lisa&Ginny
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Ginny and I had a hard time finding a gay friendly Celebrant/Minister, after much searching we were referred to Celia ! One of the most memorable times in my life she made much more memorable by personalizing our Ceremony to fit me and my wifes life together. We wanted something light hearted and kind of comical, we wanted our Ceremony to be different and better than the rest and without her that wouldnt have been possible. She was excellant ! She had patience with me and my wife and our families, she has a fabu sense of humor but can pull you right back in to a emoitional place. I have reccommended Celia to quiet a few people already, however I really didnt need to sell her to anyone as everyone was so impressed during the Ceremony they approached Celia themselves as well. Celia will not steer you wrong and probably the best price we got when we were looking for someone. I will be having Celia be our officiant when we marry in NY and whenever we renew our vows ! Perfect person to have as your officiant !!
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jsayevich
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Celia was awesome to work with. We're a quirky couple and she really got to know us and our unique stories. Celia really personalized our ceremony and it was so special and meant so much to us. Almost the whole room was in tears. I'd recommend Celia in a heart beat to anyone - she's super fun, easy to work with, very talented and delivers an unforgettable ceremony. Thank you so much!
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carrie
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
celia was very attentive and friendly. She really took the time to make sure our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it down to the last detail. I loved the questionaire that my husband and I filled out to make it more personal. All of my wedding guests told me how much they loved my ceremony!
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kelswith
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was AMAZING!! Not only was she completely attentive to what we wanted but also helped us with things we didn't even know we wanted! Her creativity shined in the personalized ceremony for us! She was able to make everything sound amazing even when we only had a few ideas! She made me feel so comfortable with our multiple talks on the phone that it truly felt like a friend was marrying us! A ton of guests have since told us that her timing and delivery was clear and precise and they loved how she performed the ceremony! I would recommend Celia to everyone!!
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Since the ceremony is really what your wedding is all about, finding the right celebrant/officiant is so important. We wanted someone who would understand a couple who came from families of different faiths, a couple who wanted an intimate ceremony, oh, and a couple who wanted to incorporate their dog into their special day, and I can say Celia was a great match.
From the beginning, she was always quick to respond to emails and provide suggestions and was always very friendly in her emails and phone calls. We even had a last minute change to part of the ceremony the day of the wedding, and Celia accommodated with no problem.
Her ceremony was humorous, serious, personal, touching, and multidenominational—a perfect (and challenging) blend and she did a great job. We received numerous compliments on her ceremony.
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Mari
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Yesterday, Celia performed the most beautiful, personal, loving ceremony at my wedding. It was truly magical. There are many folks on both sides of the family that believe the only place one should be married in is a church, but after much thought, my husband and I wanted something less religious and more personal. Celia was amazing to work with. She has such a gift for telling a couple's story and I spent over an hour chatting away happily with her on my very first call inquiring about availability for my wedding day. I instantly felt as though she understood my wishes for the day and after ending our call, I phoned my husband-to-be and said, "I found her. We can stop worrying about the ceremony."
We had a relatively small wedding (~50 guests) and wanted a really intimate ceremony. Given the traditionalists in our families, we weren't sure how they would respond to the handfasting and ring warming rituals we included, but people literally raved about Celia and the ceremony the entire reception. I was amazed by the response and blown away when guests even began asking if we had transcripts! At first I was nervous that the wind, which had picked up quite a bit during our outdoor ceremony, had prevent some people from hearing. But the response was, "No, I heard every word and I was actually in the last row. I've just never been to a more beautiful wedding in my entire life." After that, others asked if we had copies too and I knew our ceremony had not only been right for us, but the love and truth we hoped to have shared was felt by our guests as well.
I could echo almost every other positive review that's already been given here. To Celia, thank you so very much! To other engaged couples out there, if you want a beautiful ceremony personalized to celebrate your union, do not hesitate to choose Celia. She will make all of your dreams for your special day a reality!
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FallWedding2011
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was our Officiant for our Wedding and she was awesome! She put so much work and time into writing and editing our ceremony that it truly felt like ours. She was available, flexible and made sure to take care of us through the whole wedding. It was great to have her experience to guide us. She has a great, joyful personality and quickly felt like family. We had such a wonderful day!
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Diamondgirl81
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was amazing! She truly worked closely with us to craft our ceremony and ultimately the "story of us." It read beautifully and had a natural flow that wasn't forced or too preachy for our tastes. Though both of our families share Catholic backgrounds and were used to that type of ceremony, we received rave, honest reviews on how our ceremony was so personalized , touching, loving and inviting. It literally brought all of our friends and family closer and made them more than just observers. To that end, we got everything we could have asked for in an officiant. Someone seasoned, responsive, adaptable, trustworthy, and genuine.

Thanks Celia!

Best,
Lauren and Brian
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KVasilik
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were looking for someone who would accomodate our requirements which was a non religious ceremony with hints of traditional and completely unique to our relationship. Celia met and exceeded all of those requirements. Celia was personable, down to earth and completely enthusiatic about being your officiant for the ceremony. She was very professional and knew what to do and how to have plan A,B,C ready if needed. She thought of everything.

After the Ceremony was over (which was beautiful and an amazing experience) we recieved SO many compliments from our guests about the ceremony. They could not stop singing Celia's praises about how unique and different the ceremony was. Our favorite comment was: 'I typically don't like Wedding Ceremonies. I find them boring. But this one was the best ceremony i've ever been to. I really enjoyed it'. Not only will we always remember our ceremony, but our guests will take away a truely amazing event. Thank you Celia!
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Marie
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton is THE most AMAZING officiant ever. She is warm, friendly and SO down to Earth. She takes the time to get to know her couples, to know your story, individually AND together. You give her pages of information, and she lovingly crafts your ceremony in a way that has everyone laughing, crying and talking about your wedding for years to come. We couldn't have chosen a better person to marry us. She was, without question, the BEST part of our day. We love you Celia!
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Marie
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton is such a consummate professional. She is warm and friendly from the minute you meet her , just making you love her all the more. She brings a sense of calm to an otherwise stressful time, something I can never really thank her for quite enough. If you are looking for a ceremony that is about the two of you, something that will make everyone laugh, cry and feel a part of your day, then you MUST book Celia. We did a ring warming ceremony, and every guest in attendance held our rings and put a blessing on them while Celia told our story. We carry the love and good wishes of everyone we invited, and two years later, they are all still talking about it. So special. Meet with her, you'll never be sorry you did.
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I'm not sure it's possible for me to express in words how wonderful Celia is. She is very passionate and knowledgeable about wedding ceremonies..she gave wonderful advice and was very patient with my husband and I, who weren't really sure about what rituals we wanted to include in the ceremony, and who are both terrible procrastinators. Celia was able to create a funny, touching, beautiful, and personal ceremony that my husband and I, and many of our guests, will never forget. I truly feel that the ceremony Celia performed set the tone for our entire day and put everyone in a joyful mood. I cannot count the number of family and friends who came up to my husband that day to tell us how wonderful our wedding ceremony was, to praise Celia, and to ask how we found her. Even my grandmother, who is Catholic, and was disappointed to learn that I wouldn't be getting married in a Church, said it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies she's ever been to....To this day, friends and family members are still talking about how beautiful our ceremony was... Celia is an amazing person and I cannot imagine anyone doing a better job than she did. Thanks Celia :) Sarah&Eric
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kilo002
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was exactly what we were looking for. Someone that listens to our story, and portrays exactly how we would, with some humor, and sentiment.
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vickiglm
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was simply a pleasure to work with. After our first conversation on the phone I knew that she would be the person that I would want to marry my new husband and I. She makes the ceremony personal, sentimental and humorous. All the things that we had asked. The ceremony was absolutely my favorite part of my wedding. I knew it would be mine but it also ended up being my husbands favorite as well!! I would recommend Celia to anyone looking for someone to marry them.
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Jayne
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was amazing, and made our wedding ceremony truly special. We had multiple conversations before our wedding day and Celia sent us drafts of our ceremony so that we could make changes as we liked. She was incredibly kind and fun to work with, and our ceremony ended up being very personal.
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Melinda
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was wonderful to work with and made our ceremony so personal and memorable. So many of our guests told us it was hands down the best ceremony they've been to. She really made it about us and I think our guests got to know us even better during our ceremony. So often the wedding ceremony is the part of the wedding you have to suffer through before you can have fun - but Celia changed that. Our guests really enjoyed the ceremony and, even more importantly, WE really enjoyed the ceremony. My only regret is not having the ceremony on video tape. Thanks for giving us such an amazing ceremony Celia!!!
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Carina
Wedding:
8/25/2011
5.0/5.0
When I began planning our wedding, there was only one thing we knew for sure…and that was that we wanted a personalized ceremony. I had attended countless weddings where the ceremony was less than moving, seemed routine and didn’t engage guests at all. For us, the ceremony was THE reason we were gathering our friends and family on our wedding day - the reception was just gravy! Therefore, we wanted our guests to not just attend our ceremony, we wanted it to be an experience they’d never forget.


I had not only heard amazing things about Celia, but as an event planner myself, had gotten the opportunity to work with her through one of my brides. Therefore, Celia was our first stop and when Andres and I initially met with her, we were thrilled! Celia is warm and funny we just knew she was the right fit for our wedding day. Looking back, this was hands-down the easiest (and best) decision we made during our wedding planning process. We filled out questionnaires about ourselves and our relationship and about a month before our wedding day, Celia sent us the first draft of our ceremony script. We cried as we read it because it was so “us.” Celia is a talented writer and told our story in a way that our guests would enjoy. There were only minor edits to that first draft and Celia turned around the changes quickly, always answering my emails within only hours. As we got closer to the wedding day, Celia even checked in with me to see how I was feeling. She offered us so many ideas and we ultimately incorporated a Ring Warming Ceremony, we honored our mothers and ancestors and we had a Blessing of the Animals (because our pets do mean that much to us!)


Our guests were completely engaged throughout our ceremony and that day, we received many compliments about what an amazing job Celia had done. They were especially surprised at how personal our ceremony was and that was confirmation that we had gotten exactly what we had wanted all along! When I look back at our wedding day, our ceremony was truly the highlight of it all and we will never be able to thank Celia enough for that! Celia is a true professional and I highly recommend her to couples who don’t just want to go through the motions during their ceremony and instead want one that is special and meaningful to them and their families.
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Jamie_Finger
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Are you looking for a unique, fabulous, and personal ceremony? Then look no further than Celia Milton.

Celia was absolutely fantastic. We had such a wonderful experience with her from the beginning. Since we live far away and couldn't meet with Celia in person, she met with us over Skype throughout our engagement to find out who we were, what we were interested in, and what made the most sense to include in our ceremony. She was always available to answer questions over the phone or email (and believe me, we did have quite a few questions!).

Celia did an amazing job at the ceremony. We had an intimate group gathered for our ceremony, and everyone thought she did a beautiful job. She included a good balance of prose, personal stories, and lovely rituals (we included a candle lighting and a ring blessing). I have never seen - nor do I anticipate that I will ever see again - a ceremony as personal, unique, and beautiful as the ceremony Celia conducted.

I cannot express how strongly we would recommend using her. She was simply fantastic.
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia is an amazing person! We were very lucky to have found and had her perform our ceremony. My guests said that it was the best ceremony that they have ever been to, definately one to remember! Celia was always responsive to my e-mails and phone calls, highly organized and never left me hanging lol I highly recommened her to anyone who is looking for an upbeat, organized, and well spoken officiant! :)
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keen
Wedding:
8/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We asked Celia to perform a very simple ceremony for us. We aren't big wedding people, and wanted to skip most of the normal wedding traditions. Like guests. Our wedding was completely private, but in a place and with vows that were meaningful to us. Celia was warm and flexible, and seemed to understand easily what we wanted. She gave us a nice text to start with and incorporated our specific words easily. She was also punctual, responsive and followed through with the legal things we needed.
We had a nice time at our little wedding. Thanks Celia!
-Keen
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BS
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was an absolute delight and truly provided us with the wedding of our dreams. The service was exactly what we wanted - meaningful, warm, touching and funny. Celia listened to our story and was able to translate our thoughts and words into the most beautiful ceremony - more than we ever could have imagined. I would reccomend her to anyone without hesitation!
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Cmickey408
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia officiated our Civil Union and did such a beautiful job. My wife and I were extremely pleased and have had all of our guests approch us with how beautiful they felt the ceremony was. Celia has such an open personality that made us love her from the 1st meeting. She did such a wonderful job putting our life together into a beautiful story for our guests and offered great ideas to include them all in the ceremony. We could not have picked a better person to officiate our wedding. Thanks a bunch Celia. Your the best :)
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kill_meg
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved the vows that Celia wrote for us. They were meant just for us and one of a kind.
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Nadia C.
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave and I didn't meet Celia until the day of the wedding but when we did, we felt like we already knew her. We had talked to her on the phone several times, answered a questionnaire, and read and revised our ceremony script a few times. Celia wove our love story, our disparate traditions (Celtic, Hawaiian, Native American), and our personalities into a 20 minute ceremony that our guests couldn't stop talking about. Celia's beautiful ceremony convinced our fairly religious families that a wedding that didn't take place in a church with a priest could still be as meaningful--if not even more special.
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Christia
Wedding:
6/26/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I actually found Celia from her great reviews on Wedding Wire. The ceremony is the most important part of any wedding. It was really important to us to have the perfect person to tell our story and to marry us. My husband and I do not currently practice any religion. However, our families come from different religious backgrounds. My family practices Catholicism and my husband's family practices Judaism. Because we do not practice either religion, we did not want a religoius ceremony nor could we have one without converting to the other's religion. We decided on a non-religious ceremony but wanted to incorporate some Filipino and Jewish traditions that are important to us and our families.

What interested us at first about Celia was that she had a lot of experience in performing non-religious ceremonies. We set up a first consultation and Celia was flexible in traveling to meet in the middle between North Haledon and Philadelphia where we are from. Our first impression was great! Celia has a bubbly personality and is very vocal, expressive and articulate. When we told Celia the Filipino and Jewish traditions we wanted to incoprate, she responded with " Like the lasso and the veil and glass breaking? What's funny is I did a wedding not too long ago that incoporated both traditions!" That's when we knew we had to book her as our officiant. I was expecting have to explain the arras (coin) ceremony, the cord (lasso) ceremony and the veil ceremony in great detail but she already knew all about it and had successfully performed these traditions at another wedding. She explained how the other wedding incorporated these traditions and reassured us that was just one option but we could figure out our own way of doing it. It was such a relief to not have to worry about how these traditions could be incoporated! Furthermore, my husband's grandfather recently passed away and she had ideas about ways to remember him without taking away from the joy and happiness of the ceremony. Before the wedding, we each filled out a questionnaire and she wrote a final script that we edited until it was just right. Celia was available via telephone for all my concerns as an anxious bride.

On our wedding day, Celia arrived very early and did a mini-rehearsal and went over everyone's role. The ceremony was beautiful! Celia's delivery of the final script that we approved was really well done. She spoke passionately, eloquently and incorporated some humor here and there. It was as if she had known us for years. We couldn't have been happier with the ceremony or happier with choosing Celia as our officiant.

Even after the wedding, Celia took care of all the paperwork to send in for our marriage license. She sent us a nice thank you card and e-mail with details about what to do next to obtain our marriage license and everything I would need to take care of in regards to changing my name.

Overall, our ceremony was a beautiful representation of the love my husband and I have for each other but Celia truly delivered our love story in a way that not only touched our family and friends but also touched us.
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Soph_tex
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia did a fantastic job officiating our wedding in June. We found her through the Wedding Wire and and all the reviews were true to their word and more. We arranged our wedding from the UK and all throughout Celia was reassuring, enthusiatic and genuinely cared about us. She wrote a fantastic ceremony, really capturing our personalities, our relationship and our hopes for the future. There were also plenty of laughs throughout. There was a real 'connection' to our story which guests commented was really special.

We both found Celia very easy to work with, which was great has we were arranging everything from afar and on a different timezone.

We would highly recommend Celia without any doubt, she is one in a million. Thanks again Celia!
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Esra
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
It has been a pleasure to work with Celia. She has helped us tremendously through the process by sharing her ideas from many years of experience to make our wedding unique. Celia has been friendly from the moment we met and kept in touch with us till the day of the wedding to make sure everything was running smoothly. She definetely made our day special. She is a pro at what she is doing could not have asked for anyone better.
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Jessica B
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I can't begin to properly express how essential and formative Celia was to our wedding. We knew we wanted a personalized, loving and slightly irreverent ceremony, but we didn't know exactly how to pull it off.
Celia listened carefully to our needs, expectations and ideas and crafted a ceremony that was perfect for us. What surprised us most was how fresh and unexpected the ceremony felt despite our involvement in the whole process. It was as though we were hearing everything, our love story, for the first time. We received compliments about her delivery and the ceremony all night long, and the positive feedback continues to trickle in now almost three months later.
It's also worth mentioning we got in touch with her about a month before the wedding (LATE!) and live out of town from the wedding location, so we had to arrange everything via skype, email and phone calls. On top that, she made herself available for late night meetings and called us a few days before the wedding, "just to see how we were managing the last week craziness?" So sweet!

We HIGHLY recommend Celia!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We feel so fortunate to have found Celia! From start to finish, she made the ceremony writing process enjoyable and easy. We received so many compliments during and after the wedding about how enthusiastic and well spoken she was and how the ceremony was so beautiful and personal. We highly recommend Celia!
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Niyati
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
We heard many compliments during and after our wedding but by far, the most were for our actual wedding ceremony. If you want an original and unique ceremony, Celia is who you want. She took detailed background information from us and then worked with us to come up with what she would say. Her personal story telling approach to the ceremony kept everyone interested. Even the husbands that have to be dragged to every wedding, came up to us and went on and on about how much they enjoyed listening to ours!

Celia is very easy to talk to and she was the first and only officiant we met with to know we wanted to book her and we are so glad we did!
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stwrtmtrha
Wedding:
5/13/2011
5.0/5.0
We found Celia online and were so pleased that we did! She took the time to get to know all about us through e-mail and phone calls and created a thoughtful and sweet ceremony that inspired us and our guests...all to the point of happy tears! Her contract is straightforward and she listened so well to us. Another officiant we spoke with gave the highest praise to Celia when he knew she was to perform our ceremony: He called her among the royalty of officiants, being featured in the media as a whiz at what she does. We were excited about so many things on our wedding day, but having Celia join us was one of our favorites. She helped make the day a truly memorable, heartfelt, personalized success.

Ladies, if you're looking for the BEST, look no further. Celia will not only write the ceremony of your dreams, but will become a friend who helps make sure you have everything (including vendor recommendations) you need on your special day...and beyond.
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sylviam
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Long story short, Michael Yelle did an amazing job.

Along with Celia Milton, he guided my husband and I patiently through the process of creating our perfect ceremony. Going into the process, all we knew is that we wanted a comfortable and romantic atmosphere - which, while that sounds nice, is admittedly not very practical.

Leading up to the wedding, Michael used his experience and creativity to guide us to our vision. From our first phone call to five minutes before guests began arriving, he was invaluable - asking the right questions, accommodating our budget without question or judgement, negotiating my very divorced parents with ease and poise, suggesting last minute solutions to those pesky last minute problems (quietly, professionally, in other words, pretty perfectly!).

I don't want to get married again, but if I had to, at least I could work with Celia and Michael again.
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tpineiro
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Celia! I had spoken to another officiant and just didn't feel that we were connecting, someone recommend Celia to me and she contacted me immediately. The thing that my husband and I found so refreshing about Celia was just how EXCITED she was for us. She is genuinely happy for you and wants to make sure that your day is special. She is always available on phone and email and willing to talk your ceremony out for as long as it takes to make it perfect!

Celia is a joy to work with and made our wedding day truly special! We recommend her without hesitation!
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Peggy
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
We feel so lucky we found Celia as the celebrant for our wedding. We did not want a dry impersonal, "one size fits all" cermony and were not going the Catholic route,(much to my mother's chagrin), although we do consider ourselves spiritual. So many people commented on how great the ceremony was and even my Mom was pleased. Celia told our story of how we met and the special things that we saw in each other. She was also so helpful with readings and making suggestions for the ceremony, although you are in control and she lets you review everything beforehand. She is a very nice lady and a true professional as well.
Peggy and Bob
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Mich
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton and Cari Chrisostomou did a fabulous job of officiating our wedding.
Celia helped us plan and arrange the ceremony through Skype and between herself and Cari performed a moving and beautiful ceremony for us.
thank you Celia
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lwalsh77
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia is a down to earth, fun and very easy going. she surpeised me with the way she spun our storry into a ceremony. I as well as all my guest were HIGHLY impressed with her. She is also very patient and punctual. I give her 10 stars!!!
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tobytaylor415
Wedding:
4/15/2011
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I were 3 weeks away from getting married our officiant bailed on us after very unprofessional behavior. We were completely distraught wondering how we would find someone in such a short time... He found Celia online and within hours we both knew she was the one. She was heaven sent to us.. She was supposed to marry us and be with us on our wedding day. She made everything so easy, the conversation flowed, her words were beautiful and everyone was impressed. We had written our own vows and actually saved them to read alone and used the vows she wrote because they were absolutely beautiful. Everything about Celia was super easy. She is an asset to any wedding ceremony.
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Kittycouture
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia is WONDERFUL. She is thorough, funny, kind, and an overall wonderful person. I was glad to have her a part of our day. She catered our vows to us and we still get compliments from our wedding guests. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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jennyrose
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia is absolutely a genius at what she does! She is kind and funny with a wonderful energy. She made us feel special and comfortable and went above and beyond our expectations. All of our friends and family were very impressed with her skill. She truly is a wonderful soul and we were beyond blessed to have her marry us. I would recommend her to anyone, and plan on doing so!
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Brigitte
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia made our ceremony everything we wanted and more. She created a ceremony that was beautiful, sweet, and funny - nontraditional, but perfect for us. Celia chose beautiful readings and really tried to make the ceremony about us. She was always available if we had questions about anything, and was willing to make any edits we felt were necessary to our ceremony (but we didn't need to change anything because it was great!) Thanks so much Celia, we loved our ceremony, and we've been hearing nothing but compliments from our guests at how sweet it was and how it made everyone cry! :) We would definitely recommend Celia to everyone!
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didoment
Wedding:
2/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was exactly the kind of officiant we were looking for when we were planning our wedding: kind, patient, collaborative, and most of all, DIFFERENT. While we are both spiritual people in our own way, we are not formally religious and did not want our ceremony to reflect sentiments we did not believe in or hold. Rather, we wanted our ceremony to reflect our own values and beliefs, our Italian and French heritage, our personal story, and the people who mean the most to us. Celia helped us to accomplish this and more. In a very short amount of time, she worked with us in a collaborative process to create the type of unique and memorable ceremony that we wanted. Instead of a rote exercise filled with cliched words and readings, we worked with her to craft something meaningful, a ceremony in our own words, with readings from important people in our lives that were taken from contemporary literature and poetry. There was also room for music that we selected ourselves. All the while Celia was patient and kind and exuded a sense of peace that is welcome to any couple planning and having a wedding. Many of our guests commented afterwards that it was one of the most beautiful and intimate ceremonies they'd ever witnessed. With Celia's help and guidance, we were able to make something special, which was a beautiful way to start off our new life together as husband and wife. To any couple who is looking for something different and unique for their wedding ceremony, who is not afraid to depart from the conventional and put more of themselves into an important part of a wedding that is often overlooked (or even if they're looking for a more traditional ceremony), we highly recommend Celia. She will help you tell your story and will transform your ceremony from a cliched and boring exercise you've heard 1000 times, into something unique and memorable that reflects you. That's the most one can ask of any wedding ceremony, and it's precisely what we wanted and received from Celia.
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Nicole Marsh
Wedding:
2/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia was absolutely wonderful! She worked with us to craft a ceremony that truly reflected who we are as a couple. Not only were we thrilled, but everyone in attendance at our wedding commented to us that it was the best eceremony they had ever been to, and that is certainly saying something. It was warm and loving, and it incorporated our family and friends. It was perfect.
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Leslie
Wedding:
1/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Celia did an amazing job officiating our wedding this past January! We received so many compliments on how intimate, funny, touching and beautiful the ceremony was. Many of our guests said it was one of the best ceremonies they ever attended. Celia really took the time to get to know me and my fiance before the ceremony, and we emailed back and forth until the vows were just right! She was also very patient and accommodating to some of our quirkier requests. I highly recommend Celia!!!!
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sueshe
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We LOVE Celia!! I read so many reviews that absolutely rave about her and they were all on point! I have to admit, when you hear things like this they sound too good to be true, but trust me you get everything you hear with Celia. I was hesitant to believe guests of previous weddings thought Celia was a personal friend of her clients', but I cannot even count the amount of guests who asked me how I knew her and really believed she was a family friend! So many people stopped me specifically to ask about Celia and to compliment the ceremony. We both have religious families, and were worried we would hear some backlash about having a completely nondenominational ceremony, but not one person said a word. We were complimented so much on how engaging and personal it was and how it was different than any other ceremony they had ever been to. Celia was amazing to work with and made the whole process fun and easy. We just love her and personally recommend her to anyone!
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Jaime
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Celia was a pleasure from our first meeting. She was able to listen to our vision and ideas for our wedding day and created a beautiful ceremony that made us laugh and cry and truely expressed our sincere love for one another. Through the readings, quotes and our love story Celia created a very special, intimate and memorable ceremony that we were extremely pleased with. My guests, while some did not know what to expect, were pleasantly surprised as to how moving our ceremony was. Our guests were able to connect to us on a closer level by experiencing our love story as part of our wedding ceremony. I would highly recommend Celia to as your officiant. She was dependable, reliable, and extremely flexible and easy to work with. Thanks again for making our day so special!
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Cigi
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was the perfect person to perform our wedding. She is warm , imaginative, and funny. The cereomy she created for us was our own personal love story. Our guests truely enjoyed listening to her and I am so glad we chose her to be a part of our special day.
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lotsoflove2011
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton was everything we wanted in an officiant and more. She was down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and funny, but also spiritual-ish without going too far in the woo-woo direction. So much of wedding planning is stressful, but working with Celia was definitely the least stressful aspect of our wedding. So many guests commented on how unique and touching the ceremony was. Thank you, Celia, for making our wedding so special!
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Christina
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. We wanted something different (not a traditional church type ceremony) but we also wanted it to be heartfelt and to really reflect who we are as a couple. Celia took the time to get to know us and help us make that ceremony a reality. I generally hate wedding ceremonies (they are always the most boring part) but ours was absolutely perfect!! Now I may be a bit biased because it was our own, but we received tons of compliments from family and friends about how touching it was and how much they liked it... more importantly my husband even raved about (and he's usually the indifferent easy going type lol).

I would most certainly recommend Celia to any couple from any walk of life. She is incredibly flexible and has so much experience. If you know exactly what you want she can make it happen. If you are like we were and had pretty much no idea then she can help by giving you endless examples from different ceremonies she's done. We simply cannot say enough good things about her :)

Thanks again Celia!!
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Esther Sadowsky
Wedding:
10/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Meeting Celia Milton was "heaven sent". My fiance & I enjoyed her compassion, her wit & humor & her sense of appropriateness. She listened to us and wrote our commitment vows as though we were speaking them. Jim & I would love to know that Celia has performed her magic at your wedding or commitment ceremony.
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HChatlos
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was very friendly and wrote the most amazing and beautiful ceremony for us. She incorporated our love story and interests, as well as, beautiful readings. Our guests loved Celia and our ceremony. I would absolutely recommend Celia Milton to future brides.
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dlapla02@aol.com
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
I found Celia on Wedding Wire and her feedback was so fantastic I had to see what all the buzz was about. After meeting with her she said, ok so you'll get back to me right? There was nothing to think about, we hired her right on the spot. From start to finish she was a pleasure and the response from our guests was amazing. They felt so personally connected to our love story and most who didn't know how we met or the road we took to this specific destination in life said it felt good to be a part of it all. Her attentiveness to detail and experience are priceless!
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brookenelson
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia gave my husband and I the gift of the most perfect ceremony. She is a true talent in the art of seeing love in other couples and manifesting that into a ceremony that every single one of my guests personally told me how beautiful it was. Her responsiveness and professionalism are incomparable. She handcrafted the story of our lives together with delicacy, humor and copious amounts of love. Celia is the best in what she does. The ceremony was the highlight of the day for my husband and I. If you are looking for a minister who will make you and all your guests laugh and cry with joy; she is your woman. I cannot thank her enough for making our wedding day flawless. Plus, she has the greatest laugh I have ever heard; contagious and warm.
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aleksandra
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
OH how we loved Celia. Celia came with a ton of original ideas that our friends and family have never seen at a wedding before. Some of these included a chocolate sharing, water wishing, sand ceremony and much more. The ceremony was amazing and our friends and family loved it.

Communicating with Celia was great. She was very responsive and got back to use even sometimes at midnight! We got to review everything that was said at our ceremony and we had 100% input as to what it said. I wouldn't have it any other way. I would strongly recommend Celia, she was truly amazing. We had a great vibe with her from day 1!
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gigantan
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia gave us the wedding of our dreams. Her ceremony was personal, meaningful, and fun. We were 100% satisfied with her prompt services from arriving early, to filing our marriage certificate while we were on our honeymoon. You will certainly be drawn to her good nature and warm heart.
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HappyGroom!
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was an amazing, amazing addition to our wedding. We had her perform our civil ceremony and we have never met someone so upbeat, so positive, so creative, and SO GOOD at what she does! From the minute we had our first phone conversation, you could get the sense that this was a person who had such passion and energy that she would do anything and everything to ensure that your biggest day was as special as it could be. We have had NUMEROUS couples that loved the quotations she compiled for us to use in our programs and our families that were a part of our civil ceremony were blown away by her professionalism, her gentleness, and the way she carried herself. She has an amazing sense of humor, her ability to bridge a ceremony across all religions, all cultures, and all types of personalities is truly a talent that you don’t come by very often. Her costs were unbelievably reasonable and she was more flexible than I could have imagined! Dealing with soon to be married couples has GOT to be a constant state of stress and looking at Celia, you could never, ever even tell a feather was ruffled. I would use her again in a heartbeat and recommend that if you have the ability to use her talent, do so and you and your spouse, family, and friends will love it!!!
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diglesias6
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We can't thank Celia enough for what a wonderful job she did with our ceremony. It was exactly what we had hoped for- super personal & full of love. So many of our guests told us it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever witnessed! All her positive reviews on wedding wire really rang true- we would absolutely recommend her to other couples :)
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Y.M. Penza
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton made our wedding unique and memorable- we received so many compliments on our ceremony! I highly recommend her- she's imaginative, friendly, and open-minded. She was the best part of our special day!
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Jodi
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was the glue that made our wedding perfect. She was so helpful and calming at what can be a stressful time. Her experience helped us make certain decisions and we loved her personal touch in writing the ceremony. We were complemented by EVERYONE at how special the ceremony was.
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Laurie
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
When we approached Celia, we had no vision for our ceremony, but we knew wanted something unconventional, personal and special. Celia spent time getting to know us. She seemed to understand who are are, what we valued and what we hoped for. With her insights and keen intuition, she helped us to shape the ceremony that was exactly perfect for us.

Not only did we think it was just right, everyone else commented about how beautiful our cermony was. Celia had everyone laughing, hugging and crying. It was wonderful!!!
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O'Reilly
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was open to our ideas, yet helpful in structuring the ceremony. She was funny, kind, and friendly from the start; which made this seemingly stressful part of our wedding celebration not stressful at all.

Celia made great suggestions and made the ceremony about us--myself and my husband. Our guests loved hearing about us, and told us that our ceremony was truly unique and enjoyable, and not too long! :D

We were recommended Celia by a friend, and we would recommend her to others as well.
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jgav
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was great from the beginning to the end. She was always responsive. She made our ceremony absoulutely beautiful. All our guests raved about our ceremony and it brought happy tears to their eyes. The ceremony was personable, touching, unique and different.
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sha1344
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton exceeded our expectations! Our ceremony was so beautiful and so personal, it will be something we (and everyone who attended) will never forget. People are still talking about how unique and special it was. I am so happy Celia was recommended to me. From the moment I spoke to her on the phone, I knew she was great! If you want a ceremony that is memorable and special and perfect, then she is the one for the job!
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myotis73
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was excellent! She took all the things that we wanted and really crafted them into a beautiful and memorable ceremony! Many of the guests complement us on how personal the ceremony was! We are so glad that we went with Celia!
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lydiaperry17
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
There is no one like Celia out there. She makes you feel like she's known you for forever and you're the best of friends! She had coffee with us on our first meeting and shared stories from past weddings and ideas for ours and LISTENED to us and our story. She wanted to know our story and why we loved each other. Our ceremony was personal and beautiful. We still (7 months later) receive compliments about our beautiful ceremony. We would HIGHLY recommend Celia!
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Steph
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton was the officiant for our wedding on 7/30/10. She did a very personalized ceremony which was sentimental, thoughtful, funny and most importantly memorable. Even the "tough guys" in the crowd had tears in their eyes, but the serious parts were very well balanced with the humorous ones which was very important to us. Celia also let's you customize it and really works with you to get a final draft that works for everyone. We were EXTREMELY happy with her and got many compliments from our guests on the ceremony thanks to Celia. I highly recommend her!
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mer8424
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
From start to finish Celia was a breath of fresh air. I am a very busy person in general, as most of us are, and I was an even busier bride. I never felt stressed out when I spoke to Celia, she related to me, and always assured me what I was going through was part of the whole wedding process. Celia came highly recommended from a friend of mine and I had the pleasure of watching her officiate at their wedding. Our wedding was July 24, 2010 and I am still receiving compliments about our beautiful ceremony. Most people who attended the ceremony did not know the story of how my husband and I met. They certainly left feeling that much closer to us. Celia had a vibrant personality, fantastic way with words and a true appreciation for the celebration of true love. Celia is responsive by both phone and e-mail and we never doubted the job she did would be fantastic. Celia exceeded our expectations and delivered a perfect ceremony, exactly the way we hoped. Celia will always have a very special place in our hearts. We highly recommend Celia for any wedding, vow renewal, etc. You will not regret choosing her!
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Christine
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was wonderful to work with. From the first day we spoke on the phone, I knew she was the right Officiant for our wedding. She had such excitement when listening to me share my ideas for the wedding. I could tell she really loves to work with people and she really loves what she does. She was also so professional and so helpful. My husband and I were totally lost when it came to starting to plan the ceremony. We knew how we wanted our ceremony to feel, but we didn't know which readings to chose. Celia provided us with a folder of sample readings and ceremonies and even a list of wedding movies to help get us started. She found the perfect readings to match our relationship and the mood of the day. So many people complimented me after the wedding saying how awesome Celia was and that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to. Her passion and hardwork doesn't stop there. She makes sure you are prepared by providing you with all the information you need after the wedding to obtain your marriage license and change your last name. We are so happy we chose Celia Milton to be our Officiant!
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JodiR
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia is the best! She made our wedding ceremony so amazingly special, and so personal. We have had requests, from several our guests, for copies of the ceremony as everyone enjoyed it so much! Celia really took the time to make the ceremony all about us. And even after the wedding she has been in touch with us with helpful tips and checklists, which we very much appreciate. We are extremely happy that we found Celia, and that she was available to do the ceremony. We would highly recommend her to anyone getting married.
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Christina Iannone
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was amazing. She was so thorough and professional. She took our questionnaires and made it into a beautiful ceremony, exactly how we wanted it. She helped us through every aspect of getting the marriage license and preparing us for all the things we would need to do after the wedding was done. She is priced very well and worth every penny! Everyone was telling us afterwards how lovely the ceremony was.
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anna
Wedding:
6/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia- Thank you so much for helping us create such a beautiful ceremony that truly reflected who we are as a couple!!! You took the time to personally meet with us, spent numerous hours on the telephone and was so fantastically quick replying to emails we sent. Our guests could not stop telling us how memorable our ceremony was. Aidan, our son, was so anxious to have his moment up there with us and you wrote the most beautiful words for him. I will absolutely be recommending you to any brides-to-be I run across. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!
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Liedra
Wedding:
6/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was everything we could have asked for in a celebrant! The ceremony was incredibly important to us, after all it is the bit that actually makes you married, and we really wanted to make it something that we would remember and that truly reflected us. We were travelling from the UK to get married in NYC and so all arrangements had to be made from afar. We spoke to several different officiants before making our decision, but Celia stood out from the start as we really clicked with her. She was friendly, bubbly and it felt like she was genuinely interested in us as a couple. Dealing with her remotely was no problem at all and even though we couldn't meet until the ceremony itself it felt as we'd known her for ages thanks to the frequent communication we'd had. Celia was very flexible in her approach and her writing was beautiful and really did capture us entirely. All our guests were extremely complimentary on what a great job Celia did and we agree. Professional, fun, superb speaker and a joy to work with. Thanks Celia! If we ever get married again, you'll be first on our list! :-D
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carolina
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia is funny, personable, reliable, professional and all things wonderful!!!
I could not have asked for a better officiant!!! Many of my guest have commented how much they loved her style.
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dpanno
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was a joy to work with! She is very open to any ideas you have in mind and brings original ideas to the table.
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Mark
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
We are so ecstatic and thrilled to have met Celia and allowed her to be part of our special day. Celia was organized, intuitive and professional in every step of the process. She exceeded our expectations by putting together the most unique, customized ceremony we could have ever imagined. Most of our guests assumed Celia knew us for several years by the way she was able to provide a portrait of our lives. They were surprised when we explained that we only met her during the planning stages just about three months prior to our wedding.

Celia understood our needs for something special and out of the ordinary by adding such touching moments as a ring warming. Our guests were so moved by this simple process as they became not only a witness but a participant in the ceremony. Her sense of humor at the just the right moments brought a more intimate feel to the ceremony. We found her spirit to be so warm and inviting.

As we initially described how my we met, Celia became teary eyed and touched by our lives. This close connection ran throughout the preparation process and the wedding.

We have other friends that have used her services as well, and they confirmed that our experience with her was special but Celia does this naturally with all her clients. She kept us calm and relaxed through a very stressful time and brought humor to the challenges every married couple faces when trying to put together an event like this.

Our guests continue to come up to us and say this was the best wedding ceremony they ever attended (We believe this too). Would we use her again for other events? Sure. Would we recommend her to our friends and relatives? Of course we would, without reservation!
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jmena
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was great to work with and was the best possible fit for us. We are still getting compliments for how great of a job she did.
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Lila & Chris
Wedding:
6/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was simply wonderful to work with. She was genuine, attentive, and truly honored to be part our ceremony. She is an excellent listener and picked up on exactly what we wanted for our ceremony, before we even articulated the details. She was extremely accommodating and willing to talk on the phone without any time pressure and meet in person even before we had officially agreed to work with her. She was particularly helpful with readings and suggestions at times when we needed her help and very discrete and sensitive at others. Celia provided us with a great selection of readings and ideas and she truly did a fantastic job putting everything together to create a wonderful ceremony for us. We had a very small wedding with only immediate family members so it was very important that our celebrant understood the private, very personal character of our ceremony. We couldn't have made a better choice! We will never forget her genuine kindness and her discrete but strong presence. And, although it was a very hot afternoon, she looked awesome in the black robe! Lila & Chris
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amy
Wedding:
5/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Asking Celia to officiate our wedding ceremony was the best decision we made! She wrote a beautiful ceremony, lighthearted and funny, which is exactly what we wanted. It added so much personality an charm to such a special day. Before we met Celia we found the task of finding an officiant very daunting. But she made the whole process so easy and really listened to what we wanted. We never thought we would have so much fun at our own ceremony but it ended up being our favorite part of the whole day. When we walked back down that aisle and out of the room my husband and I looked at each other and said "that was awesome!" And every single guest at the wedding had the same sentiments. Thanks, Celia!
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Kevin
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, my fiancée and I were determined to make our ceremony a memorable and compelling foundation for the celebration. We both agreed that we had never really been to a wedding where the ceremony was as exciting as the after party. In fact, apart from the vows, the “I Dos” and the kissing of the bride, neither of us could really remember anything in particular about any of the wedding ceremonies we had been to. For our wedding we wanted more than just filler in between the vows and the kiss, we wanted something special that our guests would remember forever.

Celia Milton is a total gem. She went above and beyond to customize every word of our ceremony to tell OUR story. Her eloquently written words had the whole room smiling, crying, and laughing out loud. Her mix of poetry and personal anecdotes kept our guests tuned in, and took us on all on wonderful journey together. Countless friends and relatives came up to us and raved about the ceremony. It was 30 minutes of our lives, but it is 30 minutes that we will always remember!
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katieweisberg
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was awesome! One of our best decisions. We wanted our ceremony personalized, meaningful, funny, and romantic-we got all of this and more. She brought out exactly what we wanted from our ceremony-LOVE! She was very responsive, flexible, & easy to get along with. There were many positive comments made about Celia after our ceremony!! We'd highly recommend her to anyone. We'll always treasure our ceremony. Thanks Celia :)
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KimstaR
Wedding:
5/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton is an AMAZING officiant. We had always envisioned what our wedding ceremony would be like and she made it a reality. Having been to countless cookie cutter and religious wedding ceremonies, we knew exactly what we did and did not want and knew we wanted something completely unique that we had not seen before. Celia created a ceremony that was completely unique to us. We worked with her to create exactly what we wanted. She is so sweet, fun, and eager to help and do basically whatever you want! We had a funny, lighthearted ceremony that reflected us and EVERYONE has complimented us on it. She will work with you from the ground up and go over every detail with you and make as many revisions as you need and make it as personal as you would like. Early in the process she gave us information on how to go about obtaining a marriage license and the day after the wedding she immediately mailed my license and instructed me on how to retrieve the official certificate and change my name. I have to say Celia was my favorite vendor! She was the most pleasant to work with, the quickest to respond, and she genuinely cares about her clients. I am so lucky to have worked with her and hope I can work with her on something in the future! :)
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MMneilson
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
She did an incredible job! People loved the personal touches she added to our ceremony. We highly recommend her. She is the perfect person for a touching ceremony.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton made our wedding day so special! We contacted her with very little notice (less than a week) and after a few conversations on the phone with her and my fiance she was able to write our ceremony. She made our wedding unique by including all of our little inside jokes and meeting us at our outdoor location with her easy going personality and great sense of humor. She fit right in like a friend we'd known for years.

In the days building up to the wedding she was always available by phone and email to answer any of my questions and always replied quickly. After the wedding she sent me a follow up email with all the things I would need to change once I changed my last name.

From planning to conception before during and after the wedding she was there for us at every step, making the seemingly impossible task of planning a wedding in less than a week seem not only possible but easy.

My family and friends are still talking about how the ceremony was colorful, entertaining and far from boring. Celia is the best officiant at any price!
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Jasmine
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
We could not have picked a better officiant to marry us. Celia really takes time to get to know her couple and really engages the crowd during the ceremony. We received so many compliments about Celia after the ceremony was over. She brought emotion, laughter and and joy to our special day. You will be 100% happy with Celia as your officiant.
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pcakes6862
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia definintely found her calling, not only was she as excited as we were about getting married, but the ceremony was beautiful and suited us just perfectly! We knew the day we met her that she was the one to marry us. Celia is very down to earth, no pretense about her and she has such enthusiasm about what she does.
Please do not hesitate to email or call her (Celia is very easy to reach) you will be very happy that you did!

Patty&Bruce
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Tanksmom1
Wedding:
4/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was Amazing!!!! After reviewing several candidates, Celia was the most flexible and agreeable to what we wanted. She made our wedding unique and special. My wedding was a fairytale and Celia played a huge part in that. She made sure everyone knew what they were supposed to do and it went off without a hitch! I would recommend Celia to anyone and everyone.
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barronessa
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia provided us with a personal, intimate ceremony that our guests are still talking about! The groom and I live in CA and got married in NJ and Celia made this part of the cross-country wedding planning experience seem easy. She was always available via phone or email at our convenience (which is made harder with the 3 hour time difference) and had great ideas/suggestions so that together we could create the ceremony we wanted. There was no zoning out or checking watches going on at our ceremony...everyone loved it! Most of all us!
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jamiegrasso4
Wedding:
3/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was amazing! A true professional with wonderful sense of humor-- what a great combination! You should definitely meet with her. You will love her. She was so helpful. She is well spoken, calming, and can make everyone smile/cry! She was very responsive whenever I needed her to answer a question. She even looked for, found, and bought yellow sand for our sand ceremony because I couldn't find it. And the morning of the wedding got it all set up for us! Super nice and genuinely cares for you. I'm so glad she married us!
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Brett
Wedding:
3/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was a complete dream. I would highly highly recommend her to any and every bride (and groom!). Not only is she a wonderful, kind, beautiful person but she went above and beyond in order to make our special day magical and stress free.
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vanina
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was excellant! She was always available and super flexibile. She made sure she was there for us and worked aroud our schedule. She also took time in making sure that she had every detail just right. I feel she really took the time to get to know us and this showed in her cerempony. She was really able to make it personable and intimate. We received rave comments about how wonderful the ceremony was, and how eloquent Celia's words were. As a teacher, I wanted to be able to bring in poetry and literary references I love. Celia was terrific, we were right on the same page with things the whole time. My Husband and I are super happy to have been able to find Celia and to have her officate our wedding. We would not change a thing. I would highly recommend her to any couple as I know they are not only in good hands, but will not be disappointed! Vanina and Junior
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Francine
Wedding:
2/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia was a heaven sent! From the beginning, I presented Celia with an "unusual" circumstance...my fiance and I are HS sweethearts with two biological children who were FINALLY tying the knot after 18 years...PHEW, that's alot! In addition, we wanted our children to play a very central part in the wedding as well. Well, not only did Celia accommodate ALL my requests, she exceeded them. I can't tell you the amount of guests who came up to me after the ceremony to comment on how engaging she was...they said it felt as if she knew our family for years!

Lastly, Celia continued to help out after the wedding with immediately sending me a copy of the license to take on our honeymoon, filing our license and offering helpful tips re: name changes.

I highly recommend Celia...my only wish is that she is able to perform my own daughter's wedding when that time comes ;)
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Derlita
Wedding:
1/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia is a true professional and is definitely a "master of ceremonies"!
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Shell
Wedding:
1/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton did a awesome job love,love, loved her. On time very prompt getting back to me and granting my special request for a non-denominational ceremony.

She was so sweet fit right in as if she was part of the family! Everyone in our family was very pleased with her delivery, she even gave me a chance to stop crying and get it together so I could give my vows. It was absolutely wonderful.

I would recommend you give her the oppurtunity to bless your special day you will not be disappointed!!!! :)
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imLissy
Wedding:
1/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Like everyone else here, I have nothing bad to say about Celia. She wrote a beautiful ceremony, just the way we wanted and was all around wonderful and fabulous.
Even though my family wanted us to have a religious ceremony, they only had positive things to say about Celia and the ceremony :D
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Bill
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
My wife and I are the kind of people who like to read a lot of reviews before making a decision, but rarely take the time to write reviews of our own... so that should give you some idea about how strong our endorsement for Celia's wonderful services are...

From the very first meeting, we were delighted to have found her. She was a calming, reassuring presence for us during the hectic build-up. She ensured that our ceremony was EXACTLY what we wanted in advance, then performed perfectly on the day. My wife and I, and our guests, at various points during the ceremony had tears in our eyes, smiles on our faces and "aaahhhs" coming from the deepest parts of our bellies ;) Celia did the absolute best job imaginable for us.

The reason for this lays in two factors: Firstly, Celia is the consummate professional - experienced, organized, calming. She knows what will happen before you do, and tells you exactly how it will unfold. I remember just before our ceremony on the big day when our musicians were running late in traffic... the panic was setting in... but suddenly I found Celia standing next to me. A few words of reassurance in my ear and I was good again... that kind of service you just can't put a price on and is the reason I wish there was a rating higher that 5 Stars to give.

The second factor is that Celia is one of the nicest people we have ever met! She is very considerate, kind and generous. She even drove to meet us one day to give us a huge bundle of willow branches for our center pieces! Her humanity allows her to really get to grips with the emotions on the day and produce superbly written ceremonies. As I mentioned, we felt a full range of emotion during the ceremony, and as such, I think the experience will stay fresh in our minds for so much longer than would otherwise be the case.

All in all, Celia was one of the best things about our wonderful wedding and we give her our full and absolute endorsement. We guarantee she will be the perfect addition to your big day!
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asimpson1011
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia was the only person that I trusted while planning my wedding. And she has so many connections it was as if she was our wedding planner along with our officiant. She met with us, called us and confirmed with us which is so helpful. During our ceremony everyone was either laughing or crying and they all were entertained.
Thanks Celia we couldn't have done it without you!!
Amanda, Erik and Abigail
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D+N2009
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
From start to finish Celia was a pleasure to work with. Planning a wedding can be really stressful and when looking for vendors customer service is huge. From the initial phone call to the first meeting, Celia provided an ease and excitement to this element of the wedding planning process. She was able to provide some really great ideas and was really great about including ours. Celia was laidback and as a result made us relax about our really important day. When all was said and done the ceremony was beautiful. Her abilities, both literary and in spoken word, left such an impact on our guests that it has been more than a month since the wedding and our friends and family still talk about her.
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Nina
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I am so pleased I don't know where to start. I have read reviews for Celia claiming that guests who had been to A LOT of weddings said the one performed by Celia was the best. And then, after our ceremony, we got the same comments from our guests. My uncle said "Your wedding was the most genuine, wonderful and heartfelt I have ever been to." But of course, Celia's job is not limited to what she does on the wedding day. Planning a wedding is stressful, but it always brought us peace to remember that Celia would be doing our ceremony. She's just wonderful to work with. So wonderful that as our day approached and the weather forecast rain and we questioned our choice of day, we remembered that it just so happened to be the one day that month Celia was available and we considered ourselves very lucky indeed.
Services Used: Officiant
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amycinema
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
If I could rate higher than a "5" I would. Celia is just an all-around great person to involved. She goes beyond her duties to help in any way she can and makes everything very special and personal. She takes the time to get to know you and work with you each step of the way. And believe me, all the guests will think so too, I can't stop hearing compliments to Celia from all who attended!
Services Used: Officiant
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togacrew3
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia was absolutely wonderful to work with. We needed a ceremony that would tread a fine line between our two faiths and our family situations. We wanted a ceremony that was deeply personal and spoke to who we are as individuals and a couple. We got all of that and more with Celia. Our guests haven't stopped raving about the ceremony. Many told us that it reminded them why they were married.

While we were hesitant at first to pay a high amount for a celebrant (when we could get someone much less expensive in our hometown) we realized that the ceremony was THE most important part of our wedding. And if we were going to spend thousands of dollars on food, music and flowers, then we should definitely pay a little more to have an amazing ceremony.

Best choice we made!
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Denise
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
We initially met with Celia for about 2 hours so that she could get to know a little about us and get a feel for the type of ceremony we wanted. And, also so that we could get to know her and decide if she was the Officiant we wanted to celebrate our wedding. We decided, she was!! She drafted our vows and they were amazing. She really picked up on our relationship as a couple and the type of ceremony that we wanted. We made only a few, very minor changes to the vows Celia wrote for us. And, they were beautiful. I couldn't read them without crying!! Celia was extremely flexible throughout the process. Afterall, it is your wedding and the vows should be meaningful to the two of you. I would highly recommend her. She is warm, friendly, funny and a really great person. Our guests thought our ceremony was beautiful!
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Fatima
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton was amazing! I'm so glad we chose her. We found her initially here on wedding wire and from the start she was so easy to work with! She is so laid back and easy going yet so good at what she does. You can totally tell that she loves it! People are still calling me and asking about her and wondering where we found her. Even my mother in law who is a devout catholic was so impressed with her and keeps talking about how much she enjoyed the ceremony. Everyone raved about how our ceremony fit our personalities to a T and how unique it was and we owe it all to Celia! I can't stop talking about this woman! Needless to say I highly recommend her!!
Services Used: Officiant
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buffystein
Wedding:
8/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Celia! She is a person who really enjoys what she does, and takes care to work with you to create a personal ceremony focused on the most important things - the love you have for each other and the marriage you will build. There is no sense that you are just another job - she is creative and fun, and gets to know you and what you want. Major kudos to her flexibility and spontaneity, as she was able to put together a unique and meaningful ceremony for us in less than two weeks, and walked out into the woods on the hottest day of the year. Working with her was a total joy and I would recommend her to anyone.
Services Used: Officiant
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racine16
Wedding:
8/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I was able to book my ceremony very quickly and easily. We wanted a very simple ceremony & Celia was able to customize our ceremony just as we wanted it so that everything went smoothly. She also suggested the sand ceremony which I loved. It was a pleasure working with Celia!
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1000 jefferson street apt 540
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia was an invaluable part of our wedding. From the beginning she was professional, friendly, and really listened to what we wanted. Her preparation and dedication made for a very special event. Our ceremony was so unique and exactly what we wanted. Our guests are still talking about her. Thank you Celia for all your attention and hard work! You truly made this a great day!
Services Used: Unique Services
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pelegok9
Wedding:
8/2/2009
5.0/5.0
She is very easy to get along with she helps youi with everything. She definently made the whole day complete..
Services Used: Officiant
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skay
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Words cannot describe what a beautiful ceremony Celia created for us. She captured both the joy and humor of the day. Our initial meeting was wonderful, and we knew right away that we would be a good fit for each other. Once we decided to hire her, Celia gave us a questionnaire to complete, so that she could get to know us even better. This had in-depth questions about how we met, fell in love, etc.
She then created a ceremony that was perfectly suited to both of our personalities. We wanted something spiritual, yet also fun - a ceremony that would reflect what we are really about as a couple. She began by telling the story of how we met and fell in love, something you don't often hear in a "traditional" ceremony. Her suggested readings fit us to a T. During the vow/ring ceremony, she suggested that we pass the rings amongst the guests. This was a beautiful idea, and we loved it. She also customized a wine ceremony for us, by incorporating a cultural tradition from Germany.
We had numerous phone conversations in the weeks leading up to the ceremony, and she helped to calm any of the nervousness that we had. Her joyous personality is absolutely infectious! So many people complimented us on the ceremony that Celia created, saying how beautiful and personal it was.
We found Celia quite by accident during a web search, and feel truly blessed that we were able to connect. We are so happy that Celia was a part of our day, and are grateful for the beautiful memories that she helped us create.
Services Used: Officiant
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Claudina
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia was wonderful! Our ceremony felt very personal and unique. She was very easy to work with and really used our notes to help shape a beautiful ceremony. I would definitely recommend working with her on your special event.
Services Used: Officiant
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Matt Morrison
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia was the very best we could've hoped for. The paperwork involved in getting married is the last thing you want to think about and she takes it completely off your plate. She wrote a beautiful ceremony that really captured our relationship very well and we got numerous comments at the reception about the ceremony and how great Celia was! Highly recommend her!!
Services Used: Officiant, Unique Services
Celia Milton Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Matt and Claudina! It's always a special pleasure to be able to work with a couple as creative and intuitive as you are. I know that the future holds all kinds of amazing and exciting experiences for you! Best, best wishes!
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lucy
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I would like to say Celia is wonderful to work with and she made it very easy. We both loved the way the ceremony went and my guest can not stop talking about the ceremony. She made it unique and the ceremony was about us. This made it more special for us and the family. She listen and ask a lot question about us. She gave us great ideas. She was just wonderful!! I happy I picked her and she is just a happy person. Just talk to her phone and you just love her.

We love Celia. Love Lucy & Dirk
Services Used: Officiant
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nicole
Wedding:
7/12/2009
5.0/5.0
What better word is there than SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC??? Well, Celia is better than that. Celia is upbeat and serious, smart and witty! She became my "go to" person with many things outside of my ceremony. Our ceremony was hearfelt, personal, deeply moving and funny! It was possible because it is so very obvious that Celia LOVES her job. She listens carefully to make your ceremony YOURS! The task of picking so many details seemed daunting at first thought, but she made the process effortless. THANK YOU CELIA, for your professionalism, caring, intelligence and now....friendship!
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Winston
Wedding:
6/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I am so thankful to Celia and I highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for an amazing experience led by a woman with a beautiful soul. Thank you.
Services Used: Officiant
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pandora6213
Wedding:
6/7/2009
5.0/5.0
We had interviewed several Officiants before finding Celia, and no one came even close to her warmth and attention to detail. There are truly no words to describe just how wonderful she really is, but as this is a review I will do my best!

Right from the start, she was made us feel so comfortable and calm. And don't be fooled by her title - while she is an Officiant, she reached out to us several times to be sure that we knew she was there to help in any way she could.

Our ceremony was both funny and romantic. Our friends and family are still complimenting us on it. One person had said they loved it so much they wish they could go back and do their own wedding ceremony over!

Celia made our ceremony a story about us and our relationship, while simultaneously making our guests a part of the celebration and not "audience members". We could not have asked for anything more.

Thank you for making our day so wonderful Celia! We couldn't have imagined it without you.

Mike & Michele
Services Used: Officiant
Celia Milton Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! You were so much fun to work with, and I absolutely loved being introduced to the Chauncey Conference Center! What a beautiful setting! I know you have a long, happy, funny partnership ahead of you!
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Barbara
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Our families and friends are all commenting on our unique and personal ceremony. Everyone is asking, "where did you find her?". Finding Celia was a gift. We instantly felt comfortable with her and enjoyed the entire process of working with Celia to create a ceremony that reflected our personalities and included our varied family traditions. If you are looking to create a meaningful ceremony, you definitely want to contact Celia Milton.
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rachellamb
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia is worth every penny- she has a special talent that I have yet to see in any other officiants- she really personalized our ceremony and made it spectacular. Everyone, and I mean everyone, has been telling me how special it was and how they loved that our animals were included. I am so happy we decided to use her as our celebrant- her positive energy and creative style created the exact vibe we were searching for. I can’t thank her enough. If you are looking to add that “wow” factor to your ceremony- hire Celia. She is truly amazing.
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Celia Milton Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Wow! You are lightening fast! Thank you so much, I appreciate your kind words!
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Christina
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia is amazing, she works magic. In the short amount of time she has to interact with you, she has the fabulous talent of really nailing down your personalities and writing a ceremony that reflects this. Everything based on the individuals, it is not a cookie cutter mold. Celia is full of many wonderful ideas & suggestions, and she knows how to deliver. Our wedding was perfect, and her words allowed us to shine.
Services Used: Officiant
Celia Milton Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Christina, you had such a great story and added so many personal touches that my "job" was just effortless. It's so easy to work with couples who have such a individual sense of style! I tell the story about your readers and their adorable performance all the time. Just a wonderful day; thank you for letting me be a part of it.
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jcmuggs
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia provided an extremely unique and personal ceremony for us. Everyone who attended our wedding was spellbound by our love story as she told it, tailoring our ceremony to who we are, why we were getting married and what we valued. It was one of a kind and started our wedding day off right. Not only did it bring all of our guests intimately into our wedding day, but it reminded everyone there of why they got married, or the love that they're looking for.
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Celia Milton Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! I really enjoyed working with you, and being introduced to Eagle Ridge was just a bonus too! What a gorgeous and gracious place. Best of luck to you,

C
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Michael
Wedding:
4/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia was a pleasure to work with. It almost seemed like she was a good friend doing a favor for us to create our perfect ceremony. Our wedding ceremony was truly memorable and our guests kept complimenting on how unique and personable it was and that Celia delivered the ceremony with such charisma and genuineness that it was like she knew us for years. We highly recommend her!
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Celia Milton Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Michael and May; it was such an honor to be part of your celebration; it so reflected you both in such a beautiful and individual way! Best of luck to you for a wonderful and exciting life!
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May
Wedding:
4/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Celia played a huge role in making our wedding ceremony an unforgettable moment in our lives. She was a great pleasure to speak and work with, and she happily customized our ceremony specifically to our needs. Our guests had the nicest things to say about the unique ceremony that Celia developed for our special day. We are forever grateful!
- May Upiya
Services Used: Officiant
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julissa
Wedding:
10/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton was exceptional; Highly Recommend
Services Used: Catering, Invitations, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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Mrs. Diaz
Wedding:
9/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia is a member of the good people club. It only took me 2 minutes into our first phone conversation to know she was the one for us. She is full of life and humor. She is smart and instantly put me at ease. Our wedding was so special that everyone who saw it walked away with tears of joy and smiles from ear to ear.

Our ceremony has left a lasting impression on our guests and will forever be the most beautiful part of our wedding day. I am so thankful to Celia and I highly recommend her for anyone who is looking for an amazing experience led by a woman with a beautiful soul. Thank you Celia!!! All our Love - Emily and Nick Diaz
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Christina
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia was so incredibly wonderful! She designed our wedding ceremony brilliantly! She incorporated so much of who my husband and I really are! She was so organized, we couldn't have been happier! The first time we spoke with her on the phone, we knew she was the one! She returned emails almost immediately, she's so funny, smart and accommodating! Thank you so much Celia! Everyone raved about you!! Love C & C
Services Used: Officiant
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deborah
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
I called Celia in a bit of hysteria because I had decided to plan a wedding in five weeks and on a holiday. It was a disaster waiting to happen. Since the wedding was so quick we where on a budget and every officiant I sought charged upward of $500. Which was not an option for us. Some of them even inserted your name into a pre-written package and called it "specialized." I thought "get real." I called her after reading a quote on her web site and we talked for almost a half hour. Another woman from Manhattan read me her fees then asked if I wanted to book only to hang up on me abruptly. But Celia talked with me and met with me for an hour even before a commitment was made on my part. How wonderful, different and sincere she was! I could go on and on about all the things she did (including doing 2 ceremonies on that Saturday so she could do mine) but I will give you the bottom line....I ended up paying the $500 that wasn't in my budget and only wished I could offer her more!
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sunny
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
We had a small (75 guests) outdoor wedding in our backyard . It was a second marriage for both of us and all four of our children (in their 20s) attended. Celia wrote a highly personalized ceremony after meeting with us and having us fill out detailed questionnaires. She is energetic, creative, and overall a pleasure to work. We loved the ceremony and almost all of our guests (from my 22 year old daughter to my 90 year old father) commented that it was that the best wedding ceremony they had ever been too. I would not hesitate to recommend her highly.
Services Used: Officiant
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kat
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton was a pleasure to work with on the most important day of our lives. She worked with us to create our ceremony and allowed us to have the freedom and ability to create our dream wedding. She is extremely professional, polite, and understanding of all types of people. We would reccommend her as a wedding officiant to anyone.
Thank you, Kathleen and Roland Hasbrouck
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Scott
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia did an amazing job on such short notice. She had everyone laughing and crying with her well thought out ceremony. The passages she picked touched everyone in our wedding. She was professional, curtious and a real pleasure to be around. Her spirit and love of life truely touched us!
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Tricia
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia was wonderful to work with! She created the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony we could ever have imagined. A great listener, Celia seriously considered our input and wishes and was very concerned with making sure we had the ceremony we truly envisioned. Plus she drove a long distance and basically went above and beyond every step of the way. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone!
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Jacki
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Everybody that attended our wedding had something wonderful to say about our ceremony. Celia took the time to make our ceremony personal to my Brian and myself and it just made it perfect.

Celia is a pleasure to deal with and was absolutely perfect for our wedding day! It could not have been better!
Services Used: Officiant
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LAYZBOYENG
Wedding:
6/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia Milton did a wonderful exceptional job as our officiant! She had put together a great personal ceramony just on the answers we provided her on her questionnaire. She was amazingly patient & helpful. Definitely recommend her!
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Gina
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia was AMAZING!! She deserves 10 stars across the board!!! She absolutely captured everything I was hoping for in my ceremony! I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!
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Melymel
Wedding:
9/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Celia was recommended by the country club where my wedding was held- The Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, NJ. I knew they were used to witnessing several officients perform ceremonies there each week, but Celia was the officent that really stood out to them. My husband and I are of different religious backgrounds, but neither one of us are particularly religious. We decided we wanted to do a ceremony leaving out religion completely. After meeting with Celia she was bubbly and sweet, and had a great sense of humor. I knew she was the one. My husband and I both have Irish roots and our families love nothing more than to have a drink and have good laugh. When I filled in our questionnaire I encouraged Celia to be herself and add humor to our ceremony. She did great- it was like stand up comedy. Our guests were giggling all the way through the ceremony. She had also given us a long list of non-traditional wedding traditions she was able to perform. Everything from jumping over broomsticks to passing out chocolates during the ceremony. I found one on her list that sounded interesting- handfasting. She explained to me that handfasting was an old Pagan ritual commonly practiced in Scotland and Ireland in the old days, and was even featured in the movie Braveheart. Mike and I may not be from the same religious background but we both had common ground with our Irish roots. We performed the handfasting ceremony and Mike's Irish family who flew in from Dublin was floored that we decided to add that to our ceremony. They just thought it was the coolest!! My friends are still talking about our wedding whenever we bump into them- some saying it was the best wedding they've ever been to, and most saying it was the most unique they had ever attended (in a good way!). We wanted to stray away from the traditional, and Celia held a key role in making our dream wedding a reality. We laughed, we cried- all in all, her ceremony was absolutely fabulous.

Melanie McLynn Conley
NYC
Services Used: Officiant
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Paula
Wedding:
5/9/2008
5.0/5.0
She was an awesome celebrant...she made our guests feel our love by the words she used. I will always recommend her.
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Writer-teacher-leader
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia was wonderdul...my wedding was by far the most personal, romantic wedding that any of my friends, or myself personally, has gone to. As a writer I knew what I wanted, and Celia made what my husband and I wanted come to fruition. She was funny, reverent, personal, kind, and very, very professional. Her energy screams love, positivity and hope. I would not even think of looking at anyone else- I guarantee you, people will be talking about your ceremony months and years after your wedding.
Services Used: Officiant
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MrsRance
Wedding:
1/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Celia was wonderful, she wrote a ceremony just for us. It made it so special and everyone who attended was truly moved. It makes it so much more personal when you truly get to have it the way you want and Celia was so helpful with helping us make it that way. She is a special person, extremely creative and we wouldn't have had it any other way. People still comment on how beautiful our ceremony was.
Services Used: Officiant
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librabaez
Wedding:
10/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Celia was a pleasure to work with. We had to fill out some questionaires and from that information she was able to give an amazing ceremony, about our life and our adventures.
Services Used: Officiant
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Denise
Wedding:
9/30/2007
5.0/5.0
Celia was extremely professional and a delight to work with. We met with her in person and also filled out an extensive questionnaire about our relationship and expectations. From these, she constructed a beautiful, warm, personal ceremony for our intimate celebration. It was a perfect fit. We were thrilled with the outcome. Thanks Celia! You can marry us anytime!
Services Used: Officiant
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Meryl
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
We weren't quite sure what we wanted out of our ceremony, but after our initial meeting with Celia, we knew that she'd be the person who would bring it to life. Celia was able to create an engaging, personalized ceremony based on our story. She was extremely flexible and valued our comments and suggestions throughout the entire process.

Since getting married we have received comments from our family and friends about how unique our ceremony was. People (ourselves included) actually listened to the words of the ceremony, which is in contrast to what I've heard from other's that have been married. We could not have been happier with her work and our experience in planning our ceremony with Celia.
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Having attended many weddings, I knew I wanted my own wedding ceremony to be personalized, funny, and warm. After an initial phone call with Celia, I knew she was the right officiant for us. She was very responsive to our questions and spent a tremendous amount of time walking us through the process of creating a ceremony that reflected who my fiance and I were as a couple. She took the time to get to know us and listened to our ideas. On our wedding day, Celia gave us the most unbelievably beautiful and lovely ceremony we could ever ask for. Many of our family and friends came up to us to say it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever seen: very personalized, touching, and focused on the couple. All I wanted was for our ceremony to tell our story...and we certainly got that and more! Again, Celia took so much time to get to know us, work on our ceremony, and deliver a very heartfelt ceremony. We were so appreciative!
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.9/5.0
Where do I even begin...Celia married us back in November. Before we met with Celia, I was convinced I just wanted a short, standard ceremony--no readings or jokes, just a quick and dirty couple of "I dos".

After connecting with Celia for the first time, I realized how silly my original idea was. Surrounded by friends and family, Celia told the story of Nicole and Adam before pronouncing us husband and wife in what I think was the most beautiful, thoughtful, love-filled wedding ceremony ever. I couldn't be happier with our ceremony--it fit us perfectly. So many guests told us that it was the most amazing wedding that they had been to, and that was before we opened up the bar and served dinner.

Celia was on top of everything, incredibly organized and a true professional. Our wedding was the weekend after Hurricane Sandy--she made sure to reach out to me right after the storm to reassure us that she was good to go for the big day and she would be leaving extra early to avoid any potential Sandy snags. The day went off without a hitch.

Thank you Celia!!!
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Jamie
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.9/5.0
When we got married one month ago, Celia Milton married us and she was the most memorable part of the entire day. Our guests are still talking about our ceremony. Celia's ceremony was so unique and special, it was unlike anything I had ever heard before and it was so perfect for us. We passed our rings around during our ceremony to have our guests bless them and I think of that every day when I look down and see my ring. I can't say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Celia, from our first meeting with her up to the day she married us, she was such a joy to talk to and she was very reliable and dependable. Our ceremony was so us, and that was truly such a gift. We will never forget how special our day was because we hired Celia. I would recommend her to anyone!
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andrewandveronicafox
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.9/5.0
I got your information from a venue that I was considering for my wedding. I don't know if you are already on the website already, but most of my venders I got from www.theknot.com
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TBSWedding
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.9/5.0
It is true that Celia was responsive, professional and flexible- She got back to phone calls and emails in a very timely manner, she was respectful and listened to what WE wanted our wedding to be and she had NO preconceived ideas about what our wedding SHOULD be- she let us create exactly what we wanted and what worked for us. And, her service is high quality and a value for the cost. She offers something beyond words at a VERY competitive price. You easily can pay the same or more for even a standard ceremony (not personalized). However, the best part of Celia is CELIA!

She is sweet and funny and provides something so unique and meaningful, there is no rating high enough! All of my guests were touched and impressed by how personalized our ceremony was. They enjoyed hearing our "love story" and the light-hearted nature of the ceremony allowed for our personalities to come through, while still respectfully treating marriage as the powerful and sacred committment that it is. Everyone had a great time, but certainly it was my husband and I who enjoyed Celia the most- for she helped to make our wedding the most lovely and special day we could imagine!!! Any bride would be lucky to have Celia as the officiant and celebrant!!! Celia truly made our ceremony a celebration of us, for us!!! Thanks, Celia!
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Corinne
Wedding:
5/31/2008
4.9/5.0
Celia was great to work with. She even called a a couple of months before the ceremony to check in. Towards the end, we had to adjust the ceremony and the day of the ceremony she even brought a few readings as an option. Everyone loved the personalized ceremony that she made.
Services Used: Officiant
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Grace
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.8/5.0
Celia was a perfect officiant for us. She worked with us though multiple iterations to create a personalized, interesting and unique ceremony that showcased our relationship. It was such a pleasure to work with her. She is charming, thoughtful and clearly loves her occupation. She wrote us a ceremony that we received many compliments on from our friends and family. Celia was very easy to work with and quick to respond to all emails and communication and was able to accommodate our requests for late calls. I highly recommend her!
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Robin
Wedding:
8/18/2012
4.8/5.0
Celia Milton was our favorite vendor. She was easy going and made us feel comfortable about the wedding process. Everyone loved how personal the ceremony was and she allowed us to have a lot of creativity and fun with it.

She also played the role of "wedding planner" for the day of, it was great to know there was another person making sure things ran smoothly. After the rehearsal, the bridal party had no confusion.

I would definitely recommend Celia for a bride that doesn't want a boring ceremony, but she'll do anything the bride wants, with guidance.
Services Used: Officiant
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JJDeCangi522
Wedding:
5/22/2011
4.8/5.0
When my husband and I starting looking for a wedding officiant, we had a few qualities in mind that we knew we wanted that person to have, AND Celia had them all! Not only did she write a ceremony that was based around our lives and that was totally unique, but she also really loved animals, as do we! We wanted our lives to reflect through the entire ceremony, and thats exactly what she did. She included a little bit of everything that we told her about us and as a result, the ceremony was perfect. :) Everyone, including my husband's father (who we thought would think that the ceremony was horrible, not only because it was different, but also non-religious), loved it! So many people complimented us after the wedding, on how beautiful it was and how "us" it was, which is all we ever really wanted that day! She also had to deal with alot of our own personal issues that day, because everything was all balled up (kind of unorganized to say the least) and the weather was freezing (in May no less) and almost raining, so there was a lot of confusion that she walked in on that day-BUT she held her own and did a remarkable job regardless! She even made us feel very comfortable with her smile and her sense of humor when things were messing up on us during the ceremony (bridal party didnt really know what they were doing!) We cannot thank her enough for her great work!!! :) We definitely would recommend her to someone who is looking for a ceremony that is based around the COUPLE, their lives and interests and for someone who has the attitude of "anything goes" (not bias). You wont regret it! :)
Services Used: Officiant
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Mr&Mrs Guy
Wedding:
10/25/2008
4.8/5.0
Celia's personality and words made our wedding ceremony absolutely lovely, eloquent, entertaining and charming. It fit our personalities and said what we wanted to say, to each other and to our friends and family. I was a bit worried because ours was the first in my family not to be held in a church. I thought some family members would think it not as meaningful, but the opposite was true. So many of our 100+ guests raved to us during the rest of the day, and since then. Before the ceremony, Celia was more than patient with our many questions, changes and worries.

I don't plan on ever getting married again :) but if you do, call Celia!
Services Used: Officiant
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pjz201
Wedding:
10/20/2007
4.8/5.0
Ms. Milton was great. After the wedding, everyone complimented on how personal and loving the ceremony was. She helped make it a perfect day for us. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of a celebrant. Thank you Celia!
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.7/5.0
Everyone cried at our ceremony, including Celia. She really became part of our special day and put together a ceremony that was really US. Received many compliments from our guests on how warm and personal it was.
Services Used: Officiant
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papoon
Wedding:
10/9/2011
4.7/5.0
Working with Celia was such a pleasure for my wife and me. Despite booking her services over a year in advance of our wedding date, she regularly checked in with us to see if we needed anything and even provided suggestions for other vendor's services we were still checking out at the time.

When it came down to crunch time too, she worked with us and our busy schedules to iron out the last minute details regarding our ceremony script, taking into account our input and suggestions and really coming up with a memorable ceremony that we both really loved.

It was especially helpful that she took care of submitting our wedding certificate to the city where our ceremony took place and again followed up with us with those details about who to contact to obtain notarized copies of our license.

It was a real pleasure working with Celia.
Services Used: Officiant
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Martina M.
Wedding:
12/17/2011
4.6/5.0
Celia was wonderful. Although she was a little expensive for our low key ceremony, the ceremony she performed was truly special. She was very knowledgeable, professional and kind. Our famillies had great things to say about her as well.
Services Used: Officiant
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H12345
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.6/5.0
Celia was a wonderful celebrant to work with - she ha sa great attitude and sense of humor, so fun to work with. She is open to new and creative ideas but really gives you place to start from - we had no idea what we wanted so she took the time to speak with us when our schedule permitted and really got to know us before she sent us a ceremony to begin working off of. We also made some last minute changes (the day before!) and she was fine with it. Highly recommended!
Services Used: Officiant
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ksen820
Wedding:
11/7/2010
4.6/5.0
Celia was wonderful to work with. She was able to capture our lives in a short ceremony and really tell our guests what our love was all about. We had final say on all the words and I was very picky :)

My only issue was that she did not come to the rehearsal and caused me and DH to have a last second misunderstanding, that i think could've been avoided, but i know a lot of people don't even do a rehearsal so i suppose it's not the end of the world. Overall, I still had a wonderful experience!!!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Tiffany
Wedding:
7/4/2008
4.6/5.0
Celia went out of her way to make sure that our ceremony script was exactly as we wanted it. She devoted a great deal of time to making sure that we were comfortable and happy with our ceremony. Many guests commented on how personal and touching it was.
Services Used: Officiant
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Susan
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.5/5.0
Celia was very nice and had a great sense of humor which helped me and my husband relax during the process. Her remarkable way of conducting the ceremony left our guests speechless as if she knew us for years. The ceremony will be remembered for years to come because of how special it was.
Services Used: Officiant
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E
Wedding:
11/25/2012
4.2/5.0
I saw Celia perform the ceremony at one of my friend's weddings and I LOVED the ceremony. So naturally I wanted the same type of ceremony. Celia tells a story about you and your spouse. It makes everyone feel included as opposed to being talked to. I still get compliments on our ceremony.
Services Used: Officiant
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Gabriela
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.1/5.0
Celia was absolutely wonderful to work with. Everyone loved her persona and how well she grasped our 8 year journey in under 30 minutes!
Services Used: Officiant
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the new Mrs. Orwig
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.0/5.0
From the first moment you meet Celia you can feel her fantastic energy and lust for life!!! I walked away from our first meeting feeling like i had known her forever- and knowing that she was going to create the perfect ceremony for us. She really took the time to get know my now husband, our story and the life we share together.

Her energy carried through to the day of--and she did a beautiful job. All of my guests were highly complimentary. I could not have asked for a better celebrant!!!! She is amazing!
Services Used: Officiant
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Megan
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.0/5.0
I had someone marrying us and she had to back out 3 weeks before the wedding. I found Celia online & she contacted me less than a few hours after I emailed her. The ceremony turned out beautiful. I had so many people telling me it was such a beautiful, original ceremony. It was light and personal and included everything that I wanted. My one girlfriend who went to ALOT of weddings this year told me it was her favorite ceremony out of all of them. I am truly happy that I found her and that things worked out for the better for me.
Services Used: Officiant
Celia Milton Celebrant responded with the following comments:

I'm not entirely sure how to explain the numerical rating that corresponds to the narrative about our work together. I appreciate all my couples that have taken the time to write about their experiences, but it does seem like flexibility and responsiveness were fully covered. As for my pricing, my fees are comparable and many times less than celebrants who do work similar to mine, and cover travel time and expenses.
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Keri and Joe
Wedding:
5/5/2012
3.8/5.0
When we first spoke with Celia, we loved her energy and passion for what she did. She told us how we could use our story as part of our ceremony and make it very special to us. We loved that! Although she was a bit out of our price range, we were so excited by her passion we knew we didn't want to pass it up. As the wedding got closer, we filled out a survey about the two of us so she could write our ceremony. At first glance it looked as though she had copy pasted our info into another person's ceremony. So we rewrote some of the info and sent to her our concerns. She sent them back with what she said were her corrections. She had the wrong names of our mothers who were going to be mentioned when doing the candle lighting and she had added a part we clearly had told her we didn't want in there. She sent 3 more drafts back and each time the names were wrong. It made us feel uneasy because nothing would be more embarrassing then saying the wrong names or telling the wrong story at our wedding. Although she did call us back right away and eventually fixed it, it came off as disorganized. When the final day came, she was there early and ready to go. She gave a beautiful ceremony which everyone loved. So although she gave us a bit of stress a few weeks before, in the end we loved the final product and so did the guests.
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