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Church of Ancient Ways - Marie April Gismondi Wedding Officiant

Kings Park , NY

LOCATION

Kings Park, NY 11754 US (map)

PHONE

516-785-4191

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The wedding ceremony shouldn’t be the thing that you and your guests have to suffer through to get to the good part. I promise you a meaningful, enjoyable, ceremony that everyone will... Read more
The wedding ceremony shouldn’t be the thing that you and your guests have to suffer through to get to the good part. I promise you a meaningful, enjoyable, ceremony that everyone will remember for years to come. Our website has sample wedding ceremonies, testimonials and reviews, marriage license information, a video section with 30 video samples, and much more.

Myself and my team service Long Island, New York City and the Tri-State area. Destination wedding requests are also welcome!

Ask about our $75.00 you come to me elopement special.

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY

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Jenny
Wedding:
12/31/2016
5.0/5.0
April officated my June 4th wedding, and was just so wonderful. She was kind and helpful and fun throughout the entire process, helping us come up with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. I also love having a copy to save for the future. Our families and friends all said it was a beautiful ceremony, and we ate so greatful to have had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you!
April officated my June 4th wedding, and was just so wonderful. She was kind and helpful and fun throughout the entire Read more...
April officated my June 4th wedding, and was just so wonderful. She was kind and helpful and fun throughout the entire process, helping us come up with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. I also love having a copy to save for the future. Our families and friends all said it was a beautiful ceremony, and we ate so greatful to have had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Pastor April performed a wonderful ceremony for us! She always responded to my emails in a timely fashion and was very flexible to our suggestions. She reached out to us before our ceremony to make sure we knew what was needed on our wedding day. She arrived early the day of and walked us through what was going to happen during the ceremony as well as finding us afterwards to give us a copy of our certificate and letting us know that she was going to mail out what was necessary for the official one. It was all very simple and easy with no fuss, thank you for that !
Pastor April performed a wonderful ceremony for us! She always responded to my emails in a timely fashion and was very Read more...
Pastor April performed a wonderful ceremony for us! She always responded to my emails in a timely fashion and was very flexible to our suggestions. She reached out to us before our ceremony to make sure we knew what was needed on our wedding day. She arrived early the day of and walked us through what was going to happen during the ceremony as well as finding us afterwards to give us a copy of our certificate and letting us know that she was going to mail out what was necessary for the official one. It was all very simple and easy with no fuss, thank you for that ! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Mike and I had April as our officiant at our October 22 wedding. From the moment we met her she was so involved in our ceremony planning and immediately took the time to find out about mike and myself. She truly wanted to know about us as individuals and us as a couple. This enables her to make the ceremony so personal and so special for us. April was so enthusiastic during the ceremony and made us and our guest truly get involved. She included my step daughter which was so important to us. I completely recommend her because our ceremony was special, professional and had every touch of who mike and I are included. We love you April
Mike and I had April as our officiant at our October 22 wedding. From the moment we met her she was so involved in our Read more...
Mike and I had April as our officiant at our October 22 wedding. From the moment we met her she was so involved in our ceremony planning and immediately took the time to find out about mike and myself. She truly wanted to know about us as individuals and us as a couple. This enables her to make the ceremony so personal and so special for us. April was so enthusiastic during the ceremony and made us and our guest truly get involved. She included my step daughter which was so important to us. I completely recommend her because our ceremony was special, professional and had every touch of who mike and I are included. We love you April Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Pastor April performed a beautiful and personal ceremony for us! She was extremely easy and fun to work with and helped us feel so comfortable speaking in front of our families. Pastor April captured what being married meant to my husband and I and how important it was for our families to be included and there to stand witness. She reached out to us before our ceremony to make sure we had everything that was needed on our wedding day. She arrived early the day of and walked us through what was going to happen during the ceremony. That was incredibly kind of her, it really helped relax the bridal party. Pastor Aprils attention to detail shined through our ceremony and we will be forever grateful for such a stress free and beautiful day!
Pastor April performed a beautiful and personal ceremony for us! She was extremely easy and fun to work with and helped us Read more...
Pastor April performed a beautiful and personal ceremony for us! She was extremely easy and fun to work with and helped us feel so comfortable speaking in front of our families. Pastor April captured what being married meant to my husband and I and how important it was for our families to be included and there to stand witness. She reached out to us before our ceremony to make sure we had everything that was needed on our wedding day. She arrived early the day of and walked us through what was going to happen during the ceremony. That was incredibly kind of her, it really helped relax the bridal party. Pastor Aprils attention to detail shined through our ceremony and we will be forever grateful for such a stress free and beautiful day! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
10/14/2016
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My husband and I just recently got married at the Old Field Club on 10/14/16. We chose Pastor April to be our wedding officiant, she was absolutely AMAZING!!! From the moment we met with her, we were in awe of her and how she was able to take our re-telling of how we met and turn it into the most beautiful, funny, and moving story! She truly has an amazing way with words! She put together the most beautiful ceremony for us and guided us through all that we wanted to convey on our special day! We Highly recommend Pastor April!!! She will without a doubt help you to create your own special and unique wedding ceremony!
My husband and I just recently got married at the Old Field Club on 10/14/16. We chose Pastor April to be our wedding Read more...
My husband and I just recently got married at the Old Field Club on 10/14/16. We chose Pastor April to be our wedding officiant, she was absolutely AMAZING!!! From the moment we met with her, we were in awe of her and how she was able to take our re-telling of how we met and turn it into the most beautiful, funny, and moving story! She truly has an amazing way with words! She put together the most beautiful ceremony for us and guided us through all that we wanted to convey on our special day! We Highly recommend Pastor April!!! She will without a doubt help you to create your own special and unique wedding ceremony! Read less
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Private_User784
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Pastor April officiated Our Wedding on October 9th and was just so wonderful and amazing. She was kind and helpful and fun throughout the entire process, helping us come up with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. I also love having a copy of our certificate to save for the future. When I had any questions at all about the marriage process, from paperwork we needed to obtain, or pointers and reminders as the day was approaching, April was amazing. She is a great public speaker and did a fantastic job officiating our ceremony and conveying our feelings to everyone. Our families and friends all said it was a beautiful ceremony, and we are so very greatful to have had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you!
Pastor April officiated Our Wedding on October 9th and was just so wonderful and amazing. She was kind and helpful and fun Read more...
Pastor April officiated Our Wedding on October 9th and was just so wonderful and amazing. She was kind and helpful and fun throughout the entire process, helping us come up with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. I also love having a copy of our certificate to save for the future. When I had any questions at all about the marriage process, from paperwork we needed to obtain, or pointers and reminders as the day was approaching, April was amazing. She is a great public speaker and did a fantastic job officiating our ceremony and conveying our feelings to everyone. Our families and friends all said it was a beautiful ceremony, and we are so very greatful to have had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Best part of our wedding for sure! Easy to work with, amazing speaker, and writer.. Super cool and easy to talk to. Very professional and pretty darn rad too. Our guests were floored!!! Awesome awesome awesome
Best part of our wedding for sure! Easy to work with, amazing speaker, and writer.. Super cool and easy to talk to. Very Read more...
Best part of our wedding for sure! Easy to work with, amazing speaker, and writer.. Super cool and easy to talk to. Very professional and pretty darn rad too. Our guests were floored!!! Awesome awesome awesome Read less
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John
Wedding:
10/2/2016
4.9/5.0
We are so glad we went with Pastor April to be our wedding officiant! From our first consultation all the way to the wedding day, everything was smooth and worry free thanks to April. Her policy was always "call me if you have any questions, no matter what!" And we definitely did. She was always available to answer any and all questions or concerns we had in the days leading up to the wedding and really helped ease our minds of so many things.

On the day of the wedding she was on hand hours before to go over the itinerary of the day and answer more questions - she even did a full "dress rehearsal" prior so that no one in the wedding party would be lost when the time actually came.
And all of our guests could not stop raving about how fun and beautiful the actual ceremony was. She kept it non specific to any one religion (which was much appreciated by our melting pot of guests from all walks of life) but filled the time illustrating the love my wife and I share and the joy and happiness we have to look forward to. Injecting a personal touch that was unique to my wife and I really made for a truly beautiful and heart warming ceremony.
Weddings are definitely stressful times for the bride and groom. But I promise you - putting your ceremony in April's more than capable hands will give you one less thing to stress about. She is truly amazing at what she does.
We are so glad we went with Pastor April to be our wedding officiant! From our first consultation all the way to the Read more...
We are so glad we went with Pastor April to be our wedding officiant! From our first consultation all the way to the wedding day, everything was smooth and worry free thanks to April. Her policy was always "call me if you have any questions, no matter what!" And we definitely did. She was always available to answer any and all questions or concerns we had in the days leading up to the wedding and really helped ease our minds of so many things.

On the day of the wedding she was on hand hours before to go over the itinerary of the day and answer more questions - she even did a full "dress rehearsal" prior so that no one in the wedding party would be lost when the time actually came.
And all of our guests could not stop raving about how fun and beautiful the actual ceremony was. She kept it non specific to any one religion (which was much appreciated by our melting pot of guests from all walks of life) but filled the time illustrating the love my wife and I share and the joy and happiness we have to look forward to. Injecting a personal touch that was unique to my wife and I really made for a truly beautiful and heart warming ceremony.
Weddings are definitely stressful times for the bride and groom. But I promise you - putting your ceremony in April's more than capable hands will give you one less thing to stress about. She is truly amazing at what she does. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/22/2016
5.0/5.0
April officiated our wedding on 9/22/16. From the very beginning she was so helpful and just a pleasure to work with. You can just tell she loves her job. She wrote us a beautiful personalized ceremony that we and our guests really loved. She even gives you a beautiful book of the ceremony printed and a certificate. She had a special dr who certificate made for us since we both are big fans and it is just so perfect. She even adapted really quickly to a last minute processional change I had. I was going to have my sister walk down with the best man and have my grandfather wait in his wheelchair at the end of the aisle for me but my sister really wanted to wheel him down and include him more and I did too. We had a quick and very efficient rehearsal before the ceremony and it worked out just how I wanted it to. She was awesome! We can't thank her enough!
April officiated our wedding on 9/22/16. From the very beginning she was so helpful and just a pleasure to work with. You Read more...
April officiated our wedding on 9/22/16. From the very beginning she was so helpful and just a pleasure to work with. You can just tell she loves her job. She wrote us a beautiful personalized ceremony that we and our guests really loved. She even gives you a beautiful book of the ceremony printed and a certificate. She had a special dr who certificate made for us since we both are big fans and it is just so perfect. She even adapted really quickly to a last minute processional change I had. I was going to have my sister walk down with the best man and have my grandfather wait in his wheelchair at the end of the aisle for me but my sister really wanted to wheel him down and include him more and I did too. We had a quick and very efficient rehearsal before the ceremony and it worked out just how I wanted it to. She was awesome! We can't thank her enough! Read less
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Annemarie
Wedding:
9/11/2016
5.0/5.0
April is one of not only the nicest and most genuine person I have ever met but she is so extremely helpful with not only putting a wedding ceremony together but her wealth of knowledge on weddings in general. My husband and I, including our friends and family thought April did an incredible job of keeping our ceremony short and sweet and direct to the point, just as we wanted. If you are looking for an officiant to make your wedding complete, she is the perfect fit. Thanks for everything April !
April is one of not only the nicest and most genuine person I have ever met but she is so extremely helpful with not only Read more...
April is one of not only the nicest and most genuine person I have ever met but she is so extremely helpful with not only putting a wedding ceremony together but her wealth of knowledge on weddings in general. My husband and I, including our friends and family thought April did an incredible job of keeping our ceremony short and sweet and direct to the point, just as we wanted. If you are looking for an officiant to make your wedding complete, she is the perfect fit. Thanks for everything April ! Read less
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