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Church of Ancient Ways - Marie April Gismondi Wedding Officiant

Kings Park , NY

LOCATION

Kings Park, NY US 11754 (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. Serving Long Island and New York City.

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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), Christian - Catholic, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes! I am recommended by many of Long Islands top catering halls as well as historic sites and museums. I go anywhere that your heart desires... especially the beach! After all this is Long Island!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Usually Judicial Robes to cover the wireless microphone. I like to keep the background organic and the technology inviable.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, almost all of my ceremonies include original writings, written with the couple and a draft that goes back and forth via email till all the fine tuning is done and it's perfect. Some couples choose to take a reduction in fee by choosing a sample from my web site or by choosing to have me do a ceremony from memory. The first of those options gives total control of everything that I say, the second gives me a category to stay within. The only thing we need to include in all are the words that make you legally married!
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Of course, if you decide at the last minute not to speak them yourself I can do that too.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
My website has many sample readings but I have no restrictions on what my couples can choose as their sources.
How long are your ceremonies?
In a catering hall the couple rents the chapel for a half hour with cocktail hour to follow. 20 minutes is as long as a ceremony can be to work comfortably within that time frame. For ceremonies where the couple has opted for a ceremony only space, that is reserved for a larger window of time, ceremony length is as long as the couple desires.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No premarital counseling is required. However, two of my officiants are Social Workers and for those who wish counselling, it is insurance reimbursable.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
A rehearsal is included in my fee if it is on site one hour before the actual ceremony. Most of my couples do not require me to attend if it is on another night as the maitre-d usually runs it and there's no reason to pay me to show up and be strictly ornamental.
Do you supply a sound system?
I do! In order for everyone to be emotionally and intellectually present, it's important that myself and the couple are heard. My microphone is smaller than my pinky nail and is almost inviable during the ceremony. Although I do have a CD in my bag for emergency use, I do not supply music or anything to play it on.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor Marie April Gismondi was absolutely phenomenal throughout the whole process of the wedding. We had a customized ceremony that was beyond my wildest dreams. Her way with language is one of a kind, and truly represented us as a couple.
Everyone at my wedding raved about how wonderful the ceremony was and how special it was to us. I'd have to take their word because all I could do from crying happy tears is stare into the eyes of my beloved. After going over the ceremony so many times, I knew hearing it would just bring me to tears if I listened. So we stood there staring into each other's eyes and whispering to each other to stay strong as she told all of our friend and family how we felt about them, each other and the moment. Truly a one of a kind experience with Pastor Marie April Gismondi. We can't thank her enough.
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Vivian
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a joy and blessing to have Pastor Marie April Gismondi officiate our wedding at Westbury Manor. Amid the whirlwind of activity surrounding a wedding day, Pastor April's calm demeanor and soothing voice instantly relaxed me...it was priceless. I also appreciated that Pastor Marie brought her own clip-on microphone so everyone can hear! It's such a small but important detail that tends to be overlooked. Leading up to the wedding day, Pastor Marie was also very responsive to emails and phone calls, and touched base every so often to ensure things were on track (e.g., obtaining marriage license about 3 weeks before wedding day.) I highly recommend Pastor Marie April Gismondi.
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was wonderful. She was thorough and supported us through out the entire process. Everyone kept approaching us at our Wedding Reception telling us how touching, and special our ceremony was. We were all so impressed with Pastor April. Highly, HIGHLY recommend. She's amazing. You can tell she loves her job and treats each occasion as it is supposed to be... unique and special.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Ceremony could not have been more perfect!!!! Very personal, emotional, and inspiring! Pastor April is amazing and works with you every step of the way to create the most memorable and incredible ceremony!!!!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I first met April during my brothers wedding about 4 years back. When my fiancé and I were planning our wedding on Long Island, she was the first person I thought of to officiate the wedding. We contacted her and since we live in Maryland, she was very accommodating to our schedule and she was able to meet with us when we were available. She asked us questions about our past in order to get to know us, and on the day of our wedding I felt like we'd known her for many years, like she was an old friend. She provided us with multiple options for the ceremony itself and walked us through them all, how to choose what sounded like us, and was accommodating to the readings we chose friends to read, as well as helped guide us through our own vow writing. She speaks elegantly and clearly, and guests thought the ceremony and the officiant were beautiful. They couldn't believe something as simple as how well they could hear! Which to me seemed odd but many people have said they've been to outdoor ceremonies (which ours was) where they couldn't hear.
She helped guide us through some of the details of getting married, like the whole wedding license detail, and now she has helped guide me through the name change process.
April was responsive to every email and phone call, and of all things, my fiancé and I did not worry for a second about whether or not the ceremony would run smoothly. We even nixed a rehearsal, and she managed to help our whole bridal party through it without a test run.
I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant, she traveled quite a while to get to our venue at Martha Clara Vineyards, she was early, organized, and great at communicating the days before and day of.
We continue to hear how much our guests loved our ceremony, maybe even more so than the open bar! And we attribute the ceremony's success much in part to Officiant April.
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Val
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
She was extremely professional and helpful throughout the entire process.
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
This review is long over due, Im a June bride but Ive been so busy that I didnt have to chance to write one but Pastor April did such an amazing job that I have to give her a review. She's so amazing and easy to work with. Whenever I emailed her the day didnt go by without me getting a response. I was kind of bummed that my husband and I couldn't really have our ceremony in a church due to certain circumstance and I felt having a outside ceremony wouldnt really come to par with what I dreamed of but Pastor April changed all that. I was very precise about how I wanted the ceremony and to weave in our filipino culture and wedding traditions within the religious ceremony and she just created such a lovely outline for me. Until now my family and guest compliment me on how beautifully our ceremony was captured in film and in real life. Pastor April, Id like to thank you for making my wedding planning a breeze. You are truely a delight to work with and I'm sure you will continue to create more priceless memories for couples to come. ( jackie and Ron - Westbury Manor )
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Pastor April Gismondi was amazing in every way!!! She really made our ceremony very personal and special for our special day.
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Ryan
Wedding:
5/11/2014
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 wife 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 you truly are a Star!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Rev. Gismondi was a blessing to us. She was so helpful and easy to work with. She was able to answer all our questions quickly. With all the wedding planning and bridal brain, she really was a sigh of relief. We highly recommend her for an easy, stress free wedding officiant.
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Trisha
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
April was so easy to work with and did an excellent job with the ceremony, we got so many compliments from family and friends about it as well.
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Gina Marie
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Do not hesitate to call April if you are looking for someone to marry you. I am very picky and did my research on everything and I'm so happy Westbury Manor recommended April to us because she really is amazing! She is so sweet, helpful, full of useful information and a pleasure to deal with. She was more concerned with how she can make everything easier for us rather then herself! Our family and friends loved her and said they have never been to a ceremony like that before, the way she worded herself was so unique!
Thank you again April for marrying Michael and I. Wish we could of spoke longer at the wedding! When we're ready to renew our vows lol we will definitely call you!! :)

Gina & Michael 4/5/14 @ Westbury Manor
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Ryan
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.8/5.0
Pastor April was amazing. She was so personal and warm. We received tons of compliments about her after our ceremony. She was easy to work with and provided sooo much information about the legal process of marriage. I would recommend her in a heartbeat to anyone I know who didn't want a stuffy boring ceremony!
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Angela
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to tell you all how wonderful pastor Marie April was ..everything she did and said from the beginning of our wedding till the end was fantastic I absolutely loved her . She is so down to earth and truly as excited to be a part of your wedding as you are I could not recommend her any higher she was simply fantastic... Thank you for making our wedding as unforgettable as it was
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Pastor April is amazing and was definitely my favorite wedding vendor. I cannot say enough good things about her. She is warm, calming and friendly. She spent so much time with my fiancé and I when we first met with her and she worked closely with us in writing a perfect personal ceremony. She was quick to respond everytime I contacted her prior to the wedding and she also kept in touch leading up to the wedding. She was extremely informative about the necessary wedding documents before the wedding and even after. She even gave us a copy of our ceremony in a binder as a keepsake. All of our guests raved about Pastor April and our ceremony and I am so glad we chose her to marry us. She made our ceremony so special and absolutely perfect and I feel so lucky to have had her marry us.
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Jen
Wedding:
3/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Words can't properly express how wonderful our experience was with Pastor April. From the first meeting with her to discuss our personalized ceremony, to the ceremony itself, she was a wealth of information, comfort and counsel in the days leading up to our wedding. She is a warm and wonderful person, and anyone who can book her for their ceremony will be a lucky couple!
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Crystal
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
April was one of our favorite vendors. she is just absolutely amazing. I will never forget our ceremony or how she worded things. I don't think most of our friends will either. after our ceremony most of our friends/family all came up to us and was like where did you find her?????

in a few years I definitely expect many of my friends to be using her for their weddings lol. one of my friends not even in a relationship was like I already found the person to marry us it has to be her! she helped so much and at the end as I was overwhelmed she did the end of the ceremony for me instead of me having to do it. she even said I love making your life easier. I remember reading it to my mom and saying hey can you do that too? :) as I type this my girl just messaged me to tell me how much she loved April :) I'm like let me get back to the review she's like omg I told her how much I loved her at the wedding lol. though I bet most people at our wedding did that because she was so wonderful. just really from day one we knew we wanted her. I can't imagine anyone else being as great as her. I cannot wait to see our wedding video. it probably looked even more amazing from the outside then us nervous bride/groom on the inside :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Pastor April did an excellent job and my guests raved about her ceremony. She's not what you call a typical officiant. She took comman d of the room , was funny and didn't have us facing away from our guests for the duration of the ceremony.
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Meghan
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Having seen Pastor April officiate a friend's wedding in the past... I knew she had to be the one to marry my fiance and I. Pastor April is warm, friendly, quick to respond, and TALENTED!! She sat with us and asked us a few questions... and before we knew it, we had a wonderfully personal wedding ceremony. Our guests were completely blown away. They laughed, cried, clapped, cheered, and are still raving about it! If you want a personal, memorable wedding ceremony, Pastor April is the way to go! We can't thank her enough!
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Candida
Wedding:
11/29/2013
5.0/5.0
April had all my family and friends in tears, she performed the most beautiful, heartfelt and sweet ceremony i could have ever asked for.
Professional and kindhearted, when we first met her we realized right away she was going to leave a mark in our hearts, and the words she spoke were simply phenomenal.
A true gem!
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Samantha
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
April officiated my wedding ceremony on November 23. Neither my husband or I are very religious, and so we knew that our service would have to be customized to exclude any religious jargon. We were nervous that we wouldn't be able to find what we were looking for. In the end, what April created for us was a masterpiece.

We began by meeting her at her home, speaking to her, and telling her about ourselves and our relationship. After about an hour, she sent us on our way and followed up about two hours later having written our entire ceremony. It included everything from stage directions to sweet anecdotes about our relationship.

Over the following 6 months, April and I kept a living document wherein I re-wrote some of the ceremony and she made notations and amendments. She was honest and open with her opinions, but also took my edits willingly. In the end, the ceremony turned out to be unique and beautiful.

In addition to helping me write a beautiful ceremony, April called me the week before the wedding to check in and make sure I was feeling ok, she gave us a bound copy of our ceremony, and provided all the information we needed to get our marriage license, and took care of filing our paperwork while we were on our honeymoon.

She's like a one-woman stop for all your marriage needs. I can't say enough nice things about her, and all she did for us. I am so pleased as to how the ceremony turned out, and feel truly blessed that I found her. I've gotten loads of compliments from friends and family, and I will never cease to recommend her to people
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Carri
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Our guest did not stop complimenting us on such a wonderful ceremony and it was all because of Pastor April's gift of being able to translate a couple's love into words! She's worth every penny!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
She personally wrote such a beautiful ceremony, her words are just perfect. When she speaks it was so perfect in every way for our ceremony. I got so many compliments on pastor April, I would definitely recommend her to everyone and anyone in need of a wedding ceremony!!
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Danna
Wedding:
11/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have been happier with how our ceremony went. I received tons of feedback from family and friends on what a beautiful job Pastor April did and also that they were very pleased to be included in our vows---they were all too happy to yell "we do" in support of our union! Amazing job all around from helping to plan and pick our vows to ceremony and finally assisting with guidance on changing my name. Again, I couldn't have been happier!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
She really captured our relationship and made our ceremony very personal. Everyone kept talking about how well she summed up our love and we couldn't have been any happier. Our parents were upset at first that we were not doing a traditional ceremony but afterwards they expressed how much they loved our ceremony and vows.
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Marco
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor Marie April Gismondi was our officiant on November 1st, the day we got married. She was clear, kind and super easy to work with. Being as overwhelmed as my wife and I were it was great having her be part of our ceremony. Many of the Groomsmen and Bridesmaids were unsure of where to stand and what to do. She set everyone at peace by singlehandedly running our rehearsal. By the time the actual ceremony began, she had everyone in line. Everything went perfect. She spoke so eloquently and effortlessly, making us feel like the most important people on Earth. We're quite shy and she picked up on that by having us turn toward her after noticing how nervous we were while facing our family, friends and the blinding cameras. Her attentiveness to this put me and my wife at ease. She even went as far as to make us take the time to be seen for those magical moments where everyone cheered as she introduced us as man and wife.
Prior to getting married Pastor Gismondi made selecting the words we wanted to use as easy and uncomplicated as possible. She was extremely patient with us during this process.
Overall, she's a true delight. We still get people asking about her. We are so happy we chose her to be part of our special day. We truly can't thank her enough.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Pastor April did an amazing job as my officiant this past weekend. My husband, my guests, and I loved her enthusiasm, personalism, and professionalism. She listened to what we wanted and didn't want in a ceremony and it turned out perfect!
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Janine
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was amazing to work with. She created such a personal, special ceremony for my husband and I and it truly was the highlight of our wonderful day! All of our guests continue to say how incredible the ceremony was. We will never forget it! Thank you so much Pastor April!
Janine & John
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Francis & Jeremy
Wedding:
9/22/2013
4.9/5.0
April was absolutely awesome! She just makes you feel like she's known you forever!! Loved her!
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Christina
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on September 21st at Crest Hollow and we used Pastor April as our officiant. I have so many good things to say about her! From the first time we met with her to the day of the wedding she was so friendly and helpful! The initial meeting when she asked us questions and wrote up our ceremony (based on our answers) was so easy and actually fun. After that she emailed us our ceremony and we had time to look it over and make any changes we wanted, which she was always willing to help with. When we had to get our marriage license I got all the information from her website which was also very helpful. She communicated with us very well, always responded the same day or the next day. The day of the wedding she was on time. During the actual ceremony, I was very nervous at first. I was shaking. But after listening to her talk for just a few minutes I calmed down. My husband and I both loved our ceremony. It was perfect. The way she worded everything, made it about us and the way she speaks is so nice. Also, we have a lot of different religions in our immediate family and we told her we wanted a civil ceremony and she did a great job at that. We are both so happy that we chose Pastor April as our officiant.
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Bride2Be
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor April is amazing. Our ceremony was unique and beautiful. She is so pleasant and you feel like you've known her forever just at the first meeting. She is very warm and welcoming and truly understands you as a couple to deliver the best ceremony possible. Our marriage certificate was delivered to us a few days after the wedding and she took care of everything. I recommend her 1000x over.
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Lily
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
April was absolutely amazing!! She has a gift with words and wrote the most beautiful vows for our wedding. She will make your vows so perfect everyone will think you wrote them yourself. She was the talk of the wedding. Everyone is asking about her and for her contact info. I was so worried about having a stranger officiate our wedding but as soon as you meet her you'll feel like you've known her forever. I am so happy we chose April and you will be too!

Lily
Long Island, NY Wedding
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jacklyn
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Simply amazing from the first meeting. My husband and I just talked and the way Pastor April wrote everything up it was brilliant. She was amazing and so officiant with everything.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married at Crest Hollow Country Club on September 6, 2013. I found Pastor April on youtube and coincidentally my wifes good friend had also independently booked her for her wedding which took place a week before ours. Pastor April was every bit as professional and helpful in every way that you could imagine. Not once did I ever doubt that our Ceremony wouldn't go as planned. She's very friendly, down to earth and flexible to your schedule. I would recommend Pastor April to anyone who needs a wedding officiant.
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Mabel
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend April is such a delightful person and we are so pleased that she was a part of our wedding!! She made my husband and I feel so at ease for the ceremony. She was a pleasure to work with and accommodated to what we wanted in our ceremony. we could not be happier that she was our wedding officiant!
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Tom & Lisa
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend April was fantastic. So many of my friends and family raved about her after the ceremony. She is very helpful and easy to work with. We were so happy we had her marry us and she really makes you feel special on your very special day. Thank you so much for everything you did for us and would recommend you to anyone thinking about getting married. You were a big reason for making our day even more memorable for many years to come... Tom and Lisa
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Monique
Wedding:
8/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. April was amazing!!! She was very quick with her responses. Fairly priced and totally comforting on the day of my wedding. Every day I get calls about how wonderful the ceremony was. If you are looking for an officiant, please call her! She will make your special day so memorable.
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Paul
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Without hesitation, we would recommend Rev. April as an officiant. The amount of time she devoted to making the ceremony personal was priceless. Our guests were also very impressed and moved by the ceremony.
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved April from the moment we met her. She genuinely cares about each and every one of her clients. The ceremony she puts together is absolutely beautiful. My husband and I had been together for 8 years before getting married so it was important to us that our ceremony tell our history and the story of our relationship. When we first sat down with April, she asked us questions about each other and us as a couple. The ceremony she put together was absolutely amazing! Our guests were blown away with how detailed our ceremony was and described our love for each other perfectly. We would recommend April hands down. Anytime I ever reached out to her, she got right back to me...which when your a bride, that is very important! After we were married, April's website makes it very easy to start the paper work process to change your name. She was even there for me to answer any questions after the fact. She was awesome! Absolutely loved her!
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Colleen
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
April was amazing! I would highly recommend her. Very professional, sweet, accommodating. Very prompt to respond to emails and phone calls. Her ceremony fit perfect for my husband and I. Couldn't be happier!
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife Ali and I got married on July 6th in Eastport, Long Island,and Pastor April was our officiant. There are not enough words for excellence in the English language to describe the experience we had with her as we prepared for the big wedding day. I looked online for an officiant on Long Island and she showed up as highly recommended on Wedding Wire, so I immediately looked up her website and loved the ceremonies she had written and all the testimonials from happy couples. I decided I would try to get her to officiate our wedding, but thought we might not be able to book her since the wedding was only a month away. Luckily, she not only responded immediately, she also had time for us on her calendar for the day and time of our nuptials. We met with her to write our vows literally three days before the wedding. She was so empathetic to the very recent loss of my mother and Ali's mother to breast cancer, wrote a beautiful tribute to them both into the ceremony, and captured all the things we told her about our love and commitment to each other, in such a way that she should have a second career as a poet. On the day of our wedding, all of our family marveled at how fantastic she was, how professional, the feeling she captured in the vows, and just what a great person she is. As I said earlier, I highly recommend Pastor April to any couple who knows they want magic, delight and joy to be expressed in their vows to each other.
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
She performed a wonderful ceremony for us. The best day ever. Very professional and knowledgeable.
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/28/2013
4.8/5.0
Pastor April was amazing, she answered all of my questions and had no problems making changes to the ceremony a couple of days before
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Pastor April. There ceremony was so beautiful and completely perfect. She was so friendly and warm and really made it personal. I've had multiple people ask me for her information after the ceremony and I would recommend her to all of them. She was so helpful and made sure we were both comfortable throughout the whole ceremony. She even contacted me the day after to let me know the status of my marriage certificate and give me all the links and forms I needed to start changing over my name. I cannot put into words how much I LOVED her ceremony. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Not only was April wonderful to work with, she also helped us to craft a wonderfully touching and personal ceremony! Our friends and family were all moved and we received many compliments on the ceremony as well as April! Thanks again!
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Christie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
There isn't much I can say about April more than amazing. From the moment we met April we knew she was going to be the one for the most important day of our lives. She completed our fairytale. After our ceremony, we were told by many of our guests April made our ceremony. Thank you April for everything... We gained a life long friend! Love Mr. & Mrs. Elliott
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
April is such a wonderful, warm- hearted person. She loves what she does and it shows in her work. She was amazing to work with. She answered all our questions and phone calls promptly. She helped us compose a ceremony that was personal, short and to the point. I highly recommend April. She made our day very special!
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Private User
Wedding:
6/15/2013
4.9/5.0
We met the Rev. at a wedding expo and she impressed us immediately.Throughout the process she was great and always responsive to my emails.My guests thought she did a great job at ceremony.All in all couldn't ask for a better officiant.
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
April was amazing to work with from start to finish. We met with her at her house to tell her our story and about ourselves. She then wrote a beautiful ceremony for us which we could edit and give her our input. She always responded to my emails right away and followed up one week before our wedding. She arrived at our ceremony site early to make sure everything was ready to go. We had a beautiful ceremony that was special and individualized to us as a couple. Our friends and family loved it and wondered how we had found her. There wasn't a dry eye in the crowd! I would highly recommend Church of Ancient ways. She is priced right and does a wonderful job. We had so much fun working with her and recommend her to all of our friends. THANK YOU!!!
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Dawn
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev April made my husband and I's ceremony absolutely perfect. She helped me create and it and made the ceremony itself sound perfect! Many thanks for making our wedding the best day of our lives!!!
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Thomas
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was amazing. She interviewed us at her home and then wrote a beautiful ceremony that was extremely personal and fit us so well. She was prepared for everything (when we arrived at our location it turned out that the town did not have power running to the gazebo and Pastor April put a speaker in her car and everyone was still able to hear the entire ceremony). We had a perfect wedding that we will remember forever. Everyone that attended is still talking about how much they loved the officiant! We recommend her whole heartedly!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was outstanding and I've never heard a bad review of her. I am a little un traditional but nothing I wanted for my ceremony phased her. She informed me of all the traditions but let me keep the things I wanted and leave out the things I didn't.
Our ceremony was beautiful, personal and I couldn't have asked for more. We got tons of compliments and someone even asked for Pastor April's information for their own ceremony coming up next year.
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C.E.
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
If more people knew about the kind of wedding ceremony Pastor April could create for them, more people would get married! We were a somewhat older bride and groom, looking for something quiet and private to celebrate our marriage, something that blended traditional values and spirituality with our love of animals and nature, in a venue that best represented all of this: our home. It did not take long for us to realize that Pastor April "got" it! She understood totally what we wanted, and what we were trying to avoid, and walked us right down the bridal path to our destination with the right words and feelings, with spirit and most importantly, with laughter. It is clear she loves what she does, and she has tremendous affection for the brides and grooms she does it for. Our wedding day reflected all that and we will remember it "for as long as we both shall live."
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. April did a great job! She is very receptive and professional, incredibly helpful and so nice. She was very open to tweaking things and had some great suggestions herself. Great Work!!
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Chi Chi
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired April to officiant our wedding and we couldn't be happier. She is professional and knows her stuff. We were able to book her 2 weeks prior to our wedding (after our initial officiant backed out of his duties) and as worried and frantic as we were that time wasn't on our side, she didn't waste any time in getting to know us and customize our ceremony which made us feel we were in good hands. Everything was done from A-Z and she gave 110%. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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Ann Marie
Wedding:
3/24/2013
5.0/5.0
April was AMAZING! She always responded to any of our questions, last minuet changes and/or any concerns very promptly. From the first meeting with her where we sat and spoke, she started writing out a personalized ceremony. The end result was beautiful and light hearted, all of our guests still comment to us "how us" the ceremony was and how great of a job our Officiant did. We are both so happy & lucky we found her!
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Joanne
Wedding:
3/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We receieved numerous compliments from our guests.
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Deborah
Wedding:
3/23/2013
4.9/5.0
Marie April Gismondi was wonderful. She was so professional and was as excited for us as we were on our wedding day. Her warmth,sense of humor and her uplifting ceremony about love and marriage will be remembered forever. She has a way with words that will help future Brides and Grooms to write their vows if they choose to make them more personal and special.
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Joe
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was amazing and one of the biggest reasons it was so successful was Pastor April! She delivered a ceremony second to none. During the process of putting things together she was right there every step of the way, and because of that involvement we were able to come up with a unique and unforgetable creemony. Everyone that attended loved her thoughtful words as well as her heartwarming delivery. She's the best and we would have changed nothing. Thanks Pastor April....you will always be in our memories and our hearts!
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Carisa
Wedding:
3/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was the very first vendor I booked because I knew how badly I wanted her to marry us (and that is, after all, what the day is REALLY about). From our first phone call to the meeting to the week of the wedding to the final words of our ceremony, she was absolutely fantastic. There's a reason she marries so many people -- her personality, speaking style and commitment make her an obvious choice. Family members and other guests went out of their way to tell us how awesome the ceremony was. We HIGHLY recommend her for your wedding!! You will not be disappointed.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
April was so wonderful to work with. She was responsive any time I had a question or change to the ceremony. Because she is so experienced, she even highlighted issues that I didn't even think about asking for the ceremony and administrative items about being married. She spoke eloquently and I only have good things to say about her and using her as my officiant at my wedding a couple weeks ago in NYC. I highly recommend!
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Susan
Wedding:
2/2/2013
5.0/5.0
April is amazing! She has a way with words. I could not be happier with her service.
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Leslie
Wedding:
11/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was amazing!!! As the day got closer, she was in constant communication and emailed all the helpful information I needed to get my marriage license. She did an amazing job with the ceremony and spoke beautifully. Pastor April brides you have nothing to worry about!
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Maggie
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
April was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. From the moment my fiancee and I sat down with her and starting telling our story she got it. The ceremony she put together for us was beautiful and so personal. I have had multiple people tell me it was the loveliest ceremony they had ever been to and not one they will ever forget. She did an amazing job. April guided us towarded the perfect ceremony for us. I am eternally grateful for her part in bringing about a day I will always treasure.
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Crystal
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor April did an amazing job. She was helpful and great to work with throughout the whole planning process. On the day of her calm demeanor helped to ease any wedding jitters! It was a beautiful ceremony.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
April is fantastic!! We were worried our wedding would be ruined because of the hurricane. We started a back up plan & April was on board - taking one worry off our plate. Everyone has commented on how personal and lovely our ceremony was - we couldn't of done it without April.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Wonderful! April totally understood what my husband and I wanted and we were thrilled with her ceremony! Highly recommend!
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Alice
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I first saw Rev. April, she was conducting the ceremony for friends of ours. After sitting though the gorgeous and heartwarming ceremony, we knew that one day when it was our turn, we would like her to marry us as well. Fast forward to eight years later, we asked our friends for her contact information, one of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning process. No one can be more sincere and caring as she is. She made the entire ceremony planning process so easy and enjoyable. She has a great judge of character and made sure the readings were customized to us. She incorporated jokes and special moments that made the ceremony funny and genuine, completely in tune to our personalities. Our guests laughed and cried, as they cherished the moment with us. We were told by so many people that they truly enjoyed the ceremony and that it couldn’t have been more beautiful. We definitely recommend her to everyone who is getting married. It would be the best decision you make and your ceremony will be perfectly aligned to your cultural and religious needs.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
April was fantastic and we loved her energy. She took the time to get to know us as a couple and as individuals, which allowed her to create a perfect and personalized ceremony for our special day. She was attentive and quick in her responses. She helped us write our ceremony, listening to our ideas, and offering her own. Our ceremony was truly memorable and everything we imagined thanks to April.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Rev. April was AMAZING. So helpful and pleasant to deal with. Would highly recommend
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Erica
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Marie was very helpful in creating my ceremony program. She was prepared and helped me be prepared for the big day and also what to do afterward to work toward changing my name. Marie conducted a perfect ceremony and even the guests told us how mcuh they loved listening to her. Marie also printed our vows for us, which was very helpful.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Pastor April is a consummate professional. She worked with us to create a custom ceremony that truly fit our special day. My guests really enjoyed the ceremony and we couldn't ask for anything better. She was prompt, courteous, and on top of everything license related. A+
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Andrew
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
On Friday September 28, 2012 Pastor Marie April Gismondi officiated at our wedding. The ceremony was perfect. April has a way with words and there was not a dry eye in the house! Thank you April for everything! We will remember our wedding Ceremony for the rest or our lives!

Andrew & Kathryn Englander
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Linda
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with April. She made the process so less stressful and fun! April helped make my ceremony everything i dreamed it would be! Everyone complamented me on how great she was, and a few guests asked me for her number! She made my day so special and the best day of my life!
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Dawn
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married a month ago by Pastor April and she was amazing.

From the first day we met her we knew we had to have her. We sat down with her on our first meeting and watched her rough draft our ceremony while we were there. She asked us questions about ourselves and our relationship and then just started writing. Her words are amazing and she personalizes everything about you and your husband to be! She also made the process of everything so easy. We had some homework to do once we got the 1st draft but its all just about picking out the passages you want and fixing anything you may not like. She is also open to any ideas you may have. This whole process with her was painless and stress-free. We loved her.

After our wedding, I received compliment after compliment about how great she was and how beautiful our ceremony was. She is so articulate in the way she speaks and really gives you that extra happiness and excitement as you make this important step. She also makes your guests feel like a part of the ceremony. That they are witnessing such an important day. I cant go on enough about how much our guests loved her and her ceremony. The best compliment I received so far was that our ceremony "was the most beautiful ceremony that they have ever been and never felt so surrounded by love...it wasnt boring, it didn't drag and was beautifully written" Makes me tear up every time I think of them saying that =)

A week before our wedding we spoke so she could touch base and I really appreciated the excitement in her voice. She was amazing!

Thank you Pastor April for being such a part of our big day and for making our ceremony absolutely beautiful! =)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding was on September 14, 2012. Our experience with Marie of Church of Ancient Ways was fantastic. We originally found her online based on positive reviews and were very impressed with her website so gave her a call. We met about a year before our wedding to discuss the ceremony with Marie. She is very sweet and helped us plan the entire ceremony. Later that night she sent us a "first draft" of the ceremony. We were able to make any adjustments we wanted. basically, with the help of Marie, my husband and I were able to cusomize our ceremony, which was perfect for us because we wanted it to be special and highlight our relationship, rather than be a "cookie cutter" ceremony. Marie was professional, laid back, and a great public speaker. She gave us a binder on our wedding day with the ceremony printed out and a copy of our marriage license. After the wedding she follwed up with an email including links to all the paperwork that has to be filled out in order to change my name. We would definitely recommend her to anyone! Thanks Marie!!
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allison
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I got married to my new husband on September 8, 2012 and April conducted the ceremony. It was incredible and heartfelt, there was not a dry eye in the room. April was a pleasure to work with during the whole process and made the ceremony personal telling our guests about our story. She made it a ceremony that we will never forget and it is the best moment of our lives. I recommend her to anyone looking for the most amazing experience ever!
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Allison
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
April was outstanding! She made the ceremony so intimate and special, the entire room was crying! She had me and my husband go to her house and tell her about our love story and what she came up with was perfect. She even gave us a copy of the reading for us to keep which was very special and a nice keepsake to the ceremony. I loved her and highly recommend her!
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kelly
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was wonderful to work with. She has a great aura about her and she made my ceremony perfect. Would highly recommend her.
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Ariadna
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
If I could give Pastor April something above 5 stars for flexibility and responsiveness, I absolutely would. My husband and I had our hearts set on a particular date, and while we had a friend to handle the ceremony, we needed an officiant to sign our license. Pastor April made arrangements to have us stop by her home in the early AM the day of our wedding so that our marriage license date would match our ceremony date. She is a lovely, energetic, and very enjoyable person to talk to, and even at that late/early hour was so hospitable and welcoming. My husband and I are so grateful to spent that intimate moment with her and our close friends (witnesses)- it was an experience to remember. The icing on the cake was the setting- its beautiful, tucked away near a lake, and incredibly romantic. Thank you again!
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Nrosen9377
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
April was really great, she wrote a completely personalized ceremony for us and it was really wonderful.
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Joanne
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. April Gismondi was the officiate at our wedding ceremony at Brentwood Country Club on Aug. 11, 2012. She not only made our ceremony beautiful, she is one of the most caring, understanding people we have ever met. Rev. April followed up with us from start to finish. Everyone who attended our wedding raved about April. She helped make our wedding the most memorable day of our lives. I would recommend Rev. April to anyone that is looking for an officiiate.
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Ryan
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor April Gismondi was perfect for our ceremony and more, she was more than helpful in so many ways including preperation of the event, the ceremony, and ensuring that we would not forget the things we needed on the day of the wedding as well as providing us with all the information needed to complete all paperwork and name changes after the wedding. My wife and i were extremely happy with the service, it was delicate, personalized, and professional and all of our guest told us that she was a pleasure to listen to.
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Pastor April. She is amazing! All the great things I read about her were absolutely true. All my guests raved about the lovely service she gave. Do not look anywhere else if Pastor April is available for your wedding date and grab her up while you can!!!!
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Eva
Wedding:
7/12/2012
5.0/5.0
April is AMAZING!!! She was easy to communicate with, and extremely flexible with all our meetings/conversation times. She is extremely professional and works to make the ceremony exactly how my husband and I wanted. We couldn't have asked for anything better. She really is the BEST!!
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bowlergyal
Wedding:
7/3/2012
5.0/5.0
She was wonderful, from the time we spoke on the phone until I met her in person! Everyone says they loved how elegant she was and how the ceremony flowed, and was so romantic. Pastor April listen to what we wanted and made our day extra special.
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Lori & Michael
Wedding:
6/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael and I were extremely happy with Rev Marie April Gismondi. She was a lovely woman and she is the kind of person we would have in our circle of friends. We would like to thank her for having made our special day even more special!!
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Shauna
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
April is fantastic. She was everything we had hoped for and more. The ceremony we created together brought both men and women to tears and I have had numerous compliments over the last few weeks in regards to our wedding ceremony. She tailors your ceremony to you and delivers it in a manner that gives you chills. I highly recommend her for everyone and anyone!
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yolanda
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
pastor april was very professional and on time. very helpful and was there for us every step
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Teddy
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I LOOOOOOVE Pastor April!! She officiated my wedding last weekend and I received so many compliments on the touching ceremony that we had.

She also made sure my MOH fluffed out my dress properly so I had great shots! What would I have done without her??

My husband and I met with her months before and she spent so much time getting to know us. She then crafted an incredibly personalized ceremony that suited us perfectly.

I cannot recommend her highly enough!
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jacqui1598
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely adore Pastor April. She performed our Wedding Ceremony and it was absolutely beautiful and perfect in every, single way. She has a very unique way of sharing her beautiful heart while performing the ceremony. Our families were thrilled with her as well, and we plan on using her again in the future for different types of services we will need. I think she is absolutely wonderful and she is capable of performing whatever type of service you may need. Dave and I wouldnt have had the ceremony we did, without Pastor April. Jacqueline Hill
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7466xcoach
Wedding:
5/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I have been to many weddings in my life and have heard many officiants as well as priests. I recently got married to a beautiful woman and thru years of friendship with Pastor April she is by far the best around. April spends time with you getting to know the both of you while writing down in her own words what both of you are telling her. It is unbelievable what she writes down in her own words. Our wedding guests were mesmerized by her beautiful words which Pastor April spoke at our wedding. We both highly recommend Pastor April and I promise you will not be disappointed..Thanks again April we truly had a great and comfortable time...Jeanne and Peter
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jhynes3
Wedding:
5/18/2012
4.6/5.0
Pastor April was wonderful! She met with us for about 2 hours and after askinga few pointed questions, was able to write a ceremony that described us to a tee. She then sent us an outline and gave us options in terms of how we wanted the ceremony to be performed. We made changes and took out some things and added others and she was absolutely fine with all the changes.

At the ceremony, April was friendly and helpful and spoke to the small group of family members intimately and included them in the delivery. She wasn't speaking just to us but to them as well. It was wonderful!

We would definitely recommend her for your wedding.
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Erik
Wedding:
5/13/2012
5.0/5.0
April might have been the best vendor we had. Everything that needed to get done was done and then some. For example my wife the day of our wedding forgot the ring in the hotel room. She was willing to go to the hotel to get it and bring it back to the location of the ceremony so we can finish the ceremony. Mom got and it she stayed over an hour extra with no problems or complains. She calmed my wife down and everything was fine. April has such a wonderful character about her that it felt more like a friend marrying us then a stranger. In my mind if we went looking around the world we could not find a better person to marrying us then her.
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LSJChan
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
April is great! I was running late and she went to hang out with my guests and my guests thought she was wonderful as well! She is responsive and gets the job done. I was not sure what I wanted and she was there to help with suggestions! April is great and I would recommend her to anyone!
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mccluresgirl36
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was absolutely AMAZING.

April is original, creative, spiritual, easy going yet SO much fun and made our day what it was and if I can say, what had made our day that much more special! April had us so relaxed and so at ease, that we were not nervous a bit. She is everything we were looking for in the very special person that we would choose to marry us and the very special person that will never be forgotten!!

Since our wedding, I keep getting compliments on how great our day was and how it was the best wedding they have been to because of the great job she did..as well as how our ceremony was so original and that they are going to remember it in lieu of all others.

Kerry & I feel it was because of how unique and fun Pastor April made it...it was just as we had imagined but yet we couldn't have asked for anything more perfect....she is simply amazing, plain and simple- I would recommend her to anyone and so would ALL of the people that attended our wedding.

Erin & Kerry McClure -5/6/12
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christina
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
April wrote my ceremony almost on the spot and it was just beautiful. She had me in tears. We worked on our ceremony via email and that was a very smooth process. Her voice when she speaks at the ceremony is very eloquent and when she gives directions she whispers off the mic so no one can here. There was just a bit of trouble when it comes to doing things in a non traditional manner she doesn't really seem to like it.
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danieh415
Wedding:
4/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was an absolutely amazing officiant. Not only did she make us feel comfortable, she made the ceremony flow so well and everyone complimented us on her style and kind words. She really got to know us and took the time to execute an amazing ceremony for us that is unforgettable.

Highly reccommend her for a modern or traditional wedding with lots of personal touches.
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usafwife0418
Wedding:
4/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor Marie Gismondi was amazing! She help my husband and I with our particular situation. Seeing as he is in the military, we had to plan our wedding in a month's notice, around his "leave" period. I had to change the date once and this officiant was very flexible and helpful. She performed a beautiful ceremony in the exact style we were seeking. She was also very professional. Even my guests commented on how good she was. I would definitely recommend her to friends!
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jamie
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I am not sure I can give a proper comment to show how amazing she is! April is wonderful and at the wedding I had people asking me for her information for them to use at their wedding. I would highly recomment her to anyone!!!
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topher1916
Wedding:
4/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I was lucky enough to have Pastor April's services as the officiant to my wedding on April 1 2012 and I can not say enough about her or the service that she provided. From day 1, she was open, honest, informative, and as personable as an individual can possibly be without ever having met. The service was absolutely FLAWLESS and so incredible touching that you would have thought that Pastor April knew us for years! Over a week later, our guests are STILL raving about the ceremony, and more importantly, just how great April was. We got many many compliments from how personal and intimate it felt, to how beautiful both April and her service were. The only shame is that I don't plan on having another wedding to have Pastor April's services to! However, she is, and will remain at the very top of my list for vow renewals and any other event where her services can be used.
Thank you SO much for sharing our special day. It Truly and Honestly would NOT have been the same, or even nearly as memorable without you.
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moonstar8878
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was absolutely amazing... She was great to work with and made my wedding amazing... loved her!!!!
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Danielle
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank You so Much for an Amazing Job! Both Our Families said You were Great!! Were calling you for our renewal lol <3
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wmatosal
Wedding:
3/30/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted a simple private yet intimate ceremony. Pastor April exceeded our expectations. She is a caring, thoughtful, loving professional. The ceremony was incredibly beautiful, memorable and meaningful with Pastor April. Her voice is so beautiful, it is a pleasure to listen to. She really touched our hearts. We highly recommend her.
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JDahlstedt
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Pastor April,
I want to thank you so much for making my wedding day so special. I keep getting compliments on how personal you were and how when you spoke it sounded as if you had know us for years. That is exactly what we wanted. We both felt so comfortable with you and are so happy you were able to spend our wedding day with us. Thank you for being so genuine and caring.
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cheryl
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
she did great in our wedding ceremony! she made it more special. we will always be thankful for having her as our wedding officiant
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Jaimee
Wedding:
12/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I know it's easy to give anyone all 5 stars, but i do so only because it is truly deserved. Pastor April was amazing from start to finish. From sitting down at the first meet and greet i felt like Pastor April was an old friend. The way she works is incredible, her writing ability, her responsiveness to questions, and especially delivering the ceremony. I was lucky enough to see Pastor April in action at a friends wedding a few short weeks before mine and it only made me more excited for our very own ceremony. We were not disappointed the day of our wedding, i have received so many compliments from many of our guests (and there were a lot!) how inviting and warm she made the ceremony - it was a very personal and intimate. I would highly recommend Pastor April to anyone looking for an officiant. She was a great find and we were so lucky to have her. She is a great choice for any Bride!
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Evangelina
Wedding:
11/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was incredible. So many people were commenting on how amazing our ceremony was during cocktail hour. After the first meeting with her- which was only about an hour or so, she was able to write so beautifully about us... like she felt our love.. we felt very comfortable. I already recommended her services!
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mandibg
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was beyond words. The ceremony was so important to my husband and I- truly the core of what this was all about. April met with us and simply 'got it'. She created an incredible ceremony with us, allowing us to add input and shape the words together. She guided us throughout in a way I could not even imagine. Her words will stay with us for a lifetime. Each part of the ceremony was written with love, care, and spiritual goodness. I am forever grateful and thankful that April joined us on our journey and started us off in such an incredible place of harmony. She will have a place in our hearts always.
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Lfisher
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor April delivered an absolutely beautiful ceremony! We had so many compliments on how personalized our ceremony was and how our relationship and personalities were truly celebrated.
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ellen
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
April was amazing!!! She made our ceremony so personalized and all about us. We did not want a church feeling at our wedding and she totally made that happen. She is also a great speaker, she walked around and spoke to our guests. It was a very memorable ceremony and everyone keeps telling us how great she was.
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Doris
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
We had Pastor April marry us this past October and she is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Leading up to the wedding, the planning process with her was excellent! She always responded to my emails quickly, and was very accommodating with any changes or concerns that we had. She did an amazing job the day of our wedding. All of our guests loved her. We are so happy that we chose her to marry us. A+++++++ for April!
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Sheepypie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
From day one, Pastor April was flexible and accommodating. She was patient with me while I tried to coordinate a chapel and restaurant and secure a time for our ceremony. She is warm, knowledgeable and a beautiful person inside and out. My husband and I love her vibe and her happy disposition. She truly makes you feel special on your day, and makes a genuine effort to make you happy and to make sure you don't forget anything. We created our own ceremony by combining aspects of different ceremonies posted on her website and we were so pleased with the result. If we ever choose to renew our vows, it will be with April. :)
- Jennifer and Marc
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jcoady77
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor April did an outstanding job for our special day. She is very professional and courteous. From our first meeting we knew she would do a wonderful ceremony. My wife and I highly suggest using her.
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Callie
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
April conducted our ceremony on September 4, 2011 and it could not have gone any better. We had received numerous compliments throughout the night of our wedding about April and her presentation. She builds a connection not only with the bride and groom, but also with those attending. She is a true professional that conducts a personal and heartfelt ceremony and we would not hesitate to recommend her to our closest friends and family members.
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Kia
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.6/5.0
April was kind, efficient, and warm. I would recommend her to anyone who needs an officiant.
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nicole
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Pastor April that hasn't already been said? Nothing. She is the best out there, hands down! From just a few phone calls, and several emails, Pastor April made it sound like she knew DH and I for YEARS! She really is a gem! Everyone raved about how beautifully she spoke, and some of the guys even talked about how beautiful she IS - so she apparently even got the men paying attention! I already plan on using her when we renew our vows!
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df5152
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife and I found April on a recommendation from our caterer. She was very pleasant and responsive to our needs. She sat with us and listened to our story and was ale to capture the essence of our relationship. She provided us with a ceremony that was very personalized for us and also gave use the opportunity to tailor it to our exact desire. We made some changes to personalize what she had written including writing our own vows. I would highly recommend April whether you wanted a religious or secular ceremony. Dan
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swash820
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was always available and answered any questions we had before our wedding day. On August 20th, 2011, she did an outstanding job at our ceremony. We are still receiving compliments from a lot of our guests. Thank you Pastor April for making our day very memorable.
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Cheryl
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
April was outstanding! She made our day just perfect!!
Truly a professional and yet made the day so personal for us.
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victorialr
Wedding:
7/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Hiring April as our Officiant was without a doubt one of the best decisions we made for our wedding this past July. From day one, she was completely accessible, detail oriented and in control, helping us with all aspects of our ceremony planning and composing our vows. She was extremely professional and went above and beyond her duties, over extending herself in many ways. The day went as smooth as could be and we were thrilled with how the ceremony turned out. Our friends and family could not get over how unique, personal and touching the ceremony was. Her warmth, prescence and public speaking skills are unmatched. Our ceremony was in a public area, Brooklyn Bridge Park, and even as trains roared by in the background, April was easy to understand and in command of our guests attention. She really did an outstanding job. On a personal note, April is sweet, patient, felxible and an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her services!
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Mrs Tully
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.9/5.0
I am so happy that we chose Marie April Gismondi from Church of Ancient Ways as our wedding officiant. She was completely professional and clearly very passionate about her work. We received many compliments on what an incredible job she did. Our entire ceremony was composed by her for us personally, which was very important to me. On the day of our wedding she arrived promptly and got right to work setting up and getting the necessary documents signed. While performing the ceremony her vocal delivery, sincere smile and positive energy really radiated and made the event truly special.

Her follow up throughout the entire process was always quick and she even helped us on information on getting our license and paperwork for changing my name.

If you want an one of a kind ceremony preformed by an experienced and caring professional, this is the way to go!!!
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Lauren R
Wedding:
7/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor April performed my wedding ceremony at de Seversky Center and it was beautiful. She arrived early and delivered a wonderful ceremony. I received a lot of positive comments from my guests.
She is very creative and has such a positive energy. She will work with you to provide whatever you want for your wedding ceremony. I would definitly recommend her. Also she sent me really helpful information and website links after the wedding regarding my name change. ( actually before my wedding she also sent me info and links regarding our marriage license). We were very pleased to have found her.
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carol
Wedding:
7/17/2011
4.9/5.0
She was wonderful to work with..made our day just perfect!!
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Tiffani
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
She was everything any bride and groom could ask for!
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Jill and Craig
Wedding:
7/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I recently got married on July 15th and decided to have an outdoor ceremony. Therefore, we needed to hire a Wedding Officiant. I happened been to a friends wedding prior to mine and got the chance to see a ceremony performed by Marie April Gismondi. She was excellent at his wedding wonderful at mine. She takes the time to listen to what you have to say about one another. She is very thorough and will also help run your outdoor ceremony lining people up to walk down the aisle, etc as well. You complete paperwork prior to the ceremony choosing what you want and she takes this information and turns it into a little keepsake binder for you. She also takes the time to asnwer any questions or concerns that you may have. Marie April Gismondi has this charm about her. She is well spoken and sincere when she speaks. I received a lot of compliments from my guests about my wedding officiant and ceremony. I would definitely recommend April Gismondi for your wedding ceremony. She has a website that you can check out if you are interested (http://churchofancientways.org/).
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debbie
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We were extremely satisfied with the ceremony.
My guests were touched with the personalization that was provided and even cried.
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Cristina
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.3/5.0
Pastor April was wonderful, our ceremony was personal and engaging. She was exactly what we hoped she would be.
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Diane
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
The website was very useful in creating our custom ceremony. It also contained a lot of useful information regarding marriage license and name change information. April performed a beautiful ceremony for us! I would defintely recommend her.
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KStar
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
April Gismondi took our thoughts and feelings and eloquently conveyed them to our guests in a beautiful and unique ceremony. To me the most
important part of the day was the beginning, our ceremony. All of our
guests remarked about what a lovely and different ceremony we had.
Our ceremony was as memorable as our reception and I will be eternally
grateful to April Gismondi for that!
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tash982
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I married on June 24, 2011. Marie Gismondi performed a great service for us. Her tone was welcoming, lively, and engaging. So many people complimented Marie after the wedding. Our guests said she had a friendly approach and positive attitude. We'd have to agree! From hello, Marie Gismondi was extremely helpful and informative, making sure all of the details of our wedding were to the "T", and also informed us what's next, like how to change my name and links to the city clerk's office. We were also provided with a confirmation # to trace our marriage license after our wedding day. Overall, we are very pleased with Marie Gismondi's service and would recommend her to anyone!
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Mrs Bonawandt
Wedding:
6/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor April gave such an amazing and personal ceremony for our wedding! Our families and friends said it was the most emotional/heartfelt wedding they have ever been to and she spoke as if she knew us for years. The words that she wrote for us were just perfect! She went above and beyond helping us on the little touches that a Pastor usually doesn't do, i.e. preparing the sand ceremony items for us so that it would look beautiful, including preparing a funnel, bowls and seashells to scope with. Additionally, she advised my sister, the maid of honor on how to make sure my dress look fantastic. Every time when we contacted, she responded within 48 hours, none of our vendors respond that soon. What can we say, she was just fantastic! Any bride and groom would be lucky to work with her!!
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cassamelinda
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.8/5.0
I absolutely loved how Marie April Gismondi did my wedding, it was perfect and I got great reviews from my guest. She was excellent, professional, and friendly. She did a wonderful job and I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant.
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev April was amazing through our whole wedding planning process. The minute we met her, we just clicked and knew we wanted her to deliver our ceremony. She was always willing to help with any questions we had. She made our ceremony very personal and sweet. We got many compliments afterwards. She is highly recommended! Nicole & Joe
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was amazing to work with!!! She performed a beautiful ceremony and wrote a wonderful ceremony! Everyone complemented us on her performance. Pastor April was easy to work with, offered an amazing service (especially for the price) and the outcome was more than I could have imagined!!!
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Christine
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
April was absolutely amazing. Our ceremony was so beautiful and perfect. Every single one of our guests came up to us to say how wonderful she was. She included a personal section of the ceremony where my Husband and I faced our guests as she spoke about us. It was the most wonderful feeling and we will never forget it. Anytime we needed anything before the wedding she was always available to help. I cannot thank April enough for helping to make our wedding a dream come true.
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Littleone54
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.6/5.0
April did a great job officiating my wedding! Not only were we happy, but all of our guests commented on how great she was!
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adelz85
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about Pastor April - she truly made our ceremony so memorable and so genuine. My husband and I can't stop talking about how comfortable we felt with her, and how at ease she made everything. And not only that, but we felt as if she's known us for years, even though we met in person for the first time 30 minutes before the ceremony. She is extremely helpful, so responsive, and just such an amazing person that we are so happy and honored that she was part of our special day. It was the first time that both of our immediate families have seen a wedding ceremony and they can't stop talking about it - and I know it's all because of Pastor April. I couldn't imagine having our ceremony without her - thank you again!!!
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Genevieve
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
April was so wonderful throughout the entire wedding planning process! From the moment we met her she made us feel so comfortable and eased our anxieties. She exudes warmth, humor, wit and an understanding of what couples go through when writing their vows. We were so happy we chose her as our officiant. We highly recommend her to anybody and everybody!!
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emo4life26
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev April was awesome. She personalized the ceremony in a way I never thought we could do with a civil ceremony. We got so many compliments from our guests about how lovely the service was. I highly recommend her!
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mrsjohnson2012
Wedding:
4/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Marie April Gismondi was excellent! She was warm and inviting. She truly made our special day that much more special. My husband and I were blessed to have her marry us at a bridal expo of all places,
if u can believe that! Even with all that was going on around us she made us feel like we were the only 2 people there. I would definitely recommend Church of Ancient Ways for you wedding. You will not be disappointed!
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Michelle
Wedding:
3/27/2011
4.9/5.0
April arrived in a very timely manner...early. Way before the bride gets there, LOL! She came very organized, kept everything in order and directed us and our best man and maid of honor on where we should be at what time. She was a true delight to have perform our beautiful ceremony and did a wonderful job. Our ceremony was customized for us by her suburb writing stlye and read as if she knew us for years. Our guests commented for days on how beautiful it was. We would highly recommend her for your services.
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songstress20
Wedding:
3/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was the very first vendor we booked after the venue. The moment we met with her, my husband and I knew she was the one we wanted to perform our ceremony. She worked closely with us to personalize our ceremony (and was extremely helpful and patient) to ensure that it was not cookie-cutter and boring. Indeed, our ceremony was very personal, intimate and elegant, with the just the right amount of tradition from the Catholic and Jewish faiths without being too religious, which is exactly what we wanted. April was so articulate; so soothing and calming; and produced both laughter and tears. So many people told us that our ceremony was the most beautiful they had witnessed. We can't stop thinking about it, because it was truly about us--not just a means to an end to say "I Do." It was very special to us, and we thank Pastor April from the bottom of our hearts for a ceremony that, not only will we remember forever, but so will our guests.
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Evelyn
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
April was amazing!! She met with us before hand to talk about what exactly we wanted our ceremony to be like, to sound like and to feel like. We had a very intimate ceremony so we felt the officiant was an integral part of our wedding day. She far exceeded our expectations! Once you talk to her, you will see that her energy will bring sincere positivity to your special day!
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Lisa
Wedding:
2/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Perfect in every way which all still keeping the guest a flutter. April and did everything via phone and email due to some constraints on my end. The end result was perfect for us as we are an interfaith couple. Guests raved that they were being spoken to, not at for those 30 minutes and felt like they were part of the ceremony. Recommend wholehearedly
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sarahbee
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I come from two different faiths and two completely different cultures. We wanted a not-very-religious ceremony that incorporated aspects of both of our religions. April is a friendly and laid-back person. We met with her to discuss all of our ceremony wants and issues and she was ready with so many great ideas.

She was very responsive to our numerous emails and she walked us through every step of getting our marriage license and preparing for the ceremony. She arrived early on our wedding day and made sure everything was ready. The ceremony was lovely and April kept her cool and was completely professional - even as my 7 year old son attempted to disrupt things. She made sure that everything stayed on track and that the ceremony went off without a hitch.
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Wedding Bliss
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
She was excellent and real. We couldn't have ask for a better person.
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monkalina42
Wedding:
11/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor April radiated positive energy and joy throughout our service. She was so friendly and easy to work with. We LOVED her and would recommend her to everyone. Thank you <3
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved Pastor April. She was able to take our simple words we had for each other and change it into something so magical. Even on the day of our wedding, everyone had come up to me asking about her. They were so touched by the ceremony. I know everyone looks forward to their pictures and video, but if you want a true memorable piece of your wedding, please give Pastor April a call. She will give you a copy of your ceremony, and out of everything done that day I know I will look back to that the most.
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Gisela
Wedding:
9/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was absolutely amazing!!! She was so easy to work with and explains everything to the fullest. She made light of how important our family and culture was to us and worked with us to include these things in our ceremony. She even ad-libbed about the rude neighbor that was blaring his stereo throughout the entire ceremony (which made for a very funny moment and memory). She sat with us at our initial meeting and really got to know us which really helped in the Personal section of the ceremony. I have received so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and how warm and friendly Pastor April was. You can definitely tell that she knows her stuff and her website is awesom, gives you ideas and walks you through the entire process and even has links on how and who to contact for the name changing process.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to Pastor April for making our wedding ceremony such a memorable time for us!
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Kristynyc
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say about April that hasn't already been said? She is the sweetest most calming person who delivers an amazing personalized ceremony that will undoubtedly bring all of your guests to tears. Definitely recommend!
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Kerri
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Marie April Gismondi was the officiant for our wedding this past September. We can not be any happier with our custom and personalized ceremony. April was easy to get in touch with and was able to create a very personal and intimate ceremony that truly represented my husband and I as individuals and as a couple. We HIGHLY recommend April for couples who don't want your typical scripted ceremony and prefer something more creative.
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dee
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
April did a fantastic job!! Between the time we hired her and our wedding day she was always easy to get in touch with and responded quickly to emails and questions. She's very natural and comfortable with what she does and that made me and my husband very comfortable with her. We've gotten many compliments from family and friends on our beautiful ceremony and on how great April was. She was great to work with!
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BrianneLaFLair
Wedding:
9/10/2010
5.0/5.0
April Gismondi of Church of Ancient Ways is the best wedding officiant anyone could ask for! Our first meeting with April we didn’t know what to expect or what really went into crafting a wedding ceremony. But the moment we met April we knew she was meant for us. April is such a loving, kind, and caring person. She helped us craft an original ceremony that was more than we could ever dream of! At the wedding we got so many compliments from our guest saying that was the best ceremony they have ever been to. They said it was so heartfelt, honest and original everybody loved and we did too! Not only was the ceremony well written but April’s delivery of words were smooth and beautiful. She put emotion into her way of speaking she definitely wasn’t just reading from a book. So if you want a beautiful ceremony go with April Gismondi there is no one better! http://churchofancientways.org/
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shkoda66
Wedding:
8/29/2010
5.0/5.0
April was simply amazing! Her approach and professionalism were beyond what we had hoped. Our ceremony was so special and we couldn't be happier!
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klc618
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough how wonderful April was.. We had countless people come up to us and tell us how amazing the ceremony was and how wonderful the officiant was! She created such a beautiful ceremony that we will always remember (and bring me to tears , literally!)
~Kristin and Robert Cahill 8/14/10 ~
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vickirose42
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
April Gismondi who can be found through the website of Church of Ancient Ways was amazing. She performed such a beautiful ceremony that was completely centered around my husband and I and our family. We took part in writing the ceremony and editing the drafts until we were completely satisfied and knew that the ceremony would be something very special that we would always remember. April is a warm and caring individual who makes you feel completely at ease. Our family and friends raved at how special the ceremony was and how warm and inviting April made them all feel. I already have a friend who has asked for April's number so she can officiate her daughter's wedding next summer. We can't thank April enough for giving us the most special day of our lives. We will always be grateful to her.

Vicki and Vinny Santo
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rysmom
Wedding:
8/6/2010
4.9/5.0
I can honestly say that the best part of my wedding day was the ceremony. When I look back on the reception, food, music, etc... the par that stands out was April and our ceremony. My friends were raving about her and the ceremony and one friend even cancelled her officiant and booked April. She was professional, but yet personal. We were nervous about letting a stranger conduct our ceremony. We didn't even meet April. All correspondence was done through email or on the phone. It was a second wedding and we wanted our children involved as much as possible. April helped me tailor the ceremony to my wishes with the familly sand ceremony and the sibling vows. The children loved it! She was very kidfriendly, too. We have 5 children all under 12 years of age. I would highly reccommend April. She was fantastic!!
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grekatas
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. April was amazing! She made our day one our friends and family will never forget. We highly recommend her services to add that personal touch to your wedding ceremony.
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mindycz
Wedding:
7/18/2010
5.0/5.0
April was amazing! Her abiliy to read a couple, and weave an incredible ceremony is uncanny...she was made to do this! We loved every minute with her, and would recommend her for anyones wedding!
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Richard
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
April did a ton of work for us and made our day unbelievable. She was incredible.
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sassy826
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverand April was truly incredible in every step of creating, editing and performing our ceremony. My husband and I met with a lot of officiants in our search for an interfaith reverand, and no one even came close to the authenicity and creativity of Reverand April. She was pleasant to work with, always responsive to my emails or phone calls immediately, and helped make this process so easy for us. Our guests were touched by the very personal and unique ceremony, as were me and my husband. Many other potential officiants promised a "personal" ceremony, then had us flip though a book of pre-prepared ceremonies, asking us to choose what we liked. Reverand April met with us for over an hour at our first meeting and spoke to us, taking notes on what we said, and then created our ceremony from that. She is incredibly professional and reasonably priced as well. I could not recommend her more highly! Amazing.
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JuneBride2010
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Hi,
I was married June 26th of this year. Pastor April was our officiant. My husband and I met with her earlier this year. She was our first and only officiant we met with. Right from the beginning, we got an absolutely wonderful vibe with her. For my husband, this means alot, since he tends to want keep his options open and see more vendors. when we met, she sat us out in her yard (which was just a beautiful space) and we talked. she mostly listened and wrote. what she read back to us was a rough draft of our ceremony, which was awesome. it was everything my husband and I said about each other but with better words. she emailed us several samples of ceremonies that included these words and we just picked one.

The day of, Pastor April was at the venue early, just as she said she would. she did a quick rehearsal with everyone involved in the ceremony. she even jumped in and stood up for us when the catering manager wanted to bring our ceremony indoors due to inclement weather and she could tell I clearly didn't want to. For that, I am grateful and can't recommend her enough.

The ceremony was flawless. Afterwards, I got many comments on how some people cried because the ceremony was so personal and so us. Pastor April was definitely a crowd pleaser and a favorite. My family absolutely adored her. She rocks!!!
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apeiliker
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved Pastor April. At first, the ceremony overwhelmed us. I am Catholic and Matt has both Catholic relatives and Jewish relatives. We didn't want to offend anyone nor did we want to make our ceremony about something we may or may not believe in. When we first met Pastor April, she really took the time to try to get to know us. Our ceremony turned out beautiful. Most of our families and friends asked if we knew her for a long time because of her nature and delivery. I would highly recommend her. You will not be disappointed.
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ppm80
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience from start to finish with Pastor April. From the quick response to my first email asking about her availability to our wedding date to pronouncing us husband and wife, she was professional, thoughtful, efficient, and so nice as a person. After we met with her, she had our first draft out to us that same night. She is truly talented at crafting a personalized ceremony, and truly gifted as a public speaker. We got so many comments from our guests about the ceremony -- both the content and the "performance." Highly, highly recommended.
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songbrd77
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was wonderful! She was so eloquent and everyone loved her ceremony!
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ambermoone
Wedding:
5/31/2010
4.9/5.0
Rev. Marie April Gismondi (April) is the absolute most wonderful person to work with on your wedding. I cannot tell you how many of our guests commented on how terrific she was and how beautiful and touching our wedding ceremony was. It brought tears, laughs, smiles and applause!
Thank you so much!
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karenm
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was exceptional! She made our wedding ceremony so personal and special. I've had nothing but positive feedback from all of my guests. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful ceremony. I highly recommend her.
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kelley
Wedding:
4/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was wonderful to work with and we are so glad we used her as our officiant. From our very first meeting, my husband and I felt really comfortable with her. She took the time to find out about us so she was able to create a personalized ceremony. She had a draft of our ceremony to us in less than 24 hours from our initial meeting. At our wedding, Pastor April did a great job. We have received countless compliments from our guests about how beautiful our ceremony was and what a great job Pastor April did.
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Connie & Rich
Wedding:
4/18/2010
5.0/5.0
April was terrific. She was professional yet personalized our wedding ceremony very much to our liking. She listened to our ideas as well as giving us good suggestions. She felt like part of the family. We highly recommend her.
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samgoldstein
Wedding:
4/15/2010
5.0/5.0
April gave us a beautiful and memorable ceremony that surpassed our expectations. We booked our ceremony with April approximately a month before our wedding. My husband and I were planning to go to city hall but to satisfy everyone's needs we changed the venue to my mother in law's home. I spoke to April once prior to the ceremony and told her a bit about who we were and what we wanted. We decided she would ad lib and based on our conversation I felt comfortable with that. A few days prior to the wedding I checked in via email and all was confirmed.
The day of April was on time and performed an amazing ceremony. It was meaningful and fit our personalities. Our family was happy and while it was not religious she managed to incorporate rituals into it which was appreciated.
I feel very comfortable saying April is a professional and excellent choice of officiant for any occasion. I spoke with many other officiants and noone put me at ease like April did. I would highly recommend her services to anyone.
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Jrupols7@aol.com
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
April is amazing! She made our wedding day beautiful & memorable. Many of our guests commented on her soft voice & loved how intimate our ceremony was. We knew we liked April from the moment we met her. She really made our wedding ceremony very special! We are so pleased. Thank you April!

Jamie & Brian
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Tricia
Wedding:
1/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I found her website with only 2 weeks before the wedding. I was completely freaking out. She called me within moments of sending off the email to ask if she was available. She made everything so easy for me. What can I say?? she was amazing. Everything was perfect! We have received many compliments on the ceremony April was friendly and accommodating. She included my children in the Ceremony. She really cared about every detail. Thank you so much. Tricia and Casey Collins
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kademaio13
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
This officiant was awesome!! We wanted as close to a Catholic ceremony as we could get and April went above and beyond to create that!! She took all things we had to say to heart and she really made it a special day for me and my now husband but for my daughter who wanted to include in a very special way!! We have gotten and continue to get so many compliments on the writing of the ceremony and of the wonderful way April delivered it!! I am so happy with my decision to choose April as our officiant!! I would pick her a millions more times if I had to make the decision again!! She was just a wonderful, loving person who you can just see and feel how much she loves doing what she does!! You will have no disappointments with April!!
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rory
Wedding:
11/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Throughout the whole wedding process April was extremely helpful and kind. Since the wedding, people have been calling and telling us how touched they were with the beautiful ceremony that April provided. We are very pleased to recommend her to any of our friends and family or any couple who is looking for wonderful service on such an important and memorable day! It was unforgettable.
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Izzy
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor April is amazing - from the first moment we stepped into her home, we knew she was the one! Just from the couple of hours we spent with her, she made it seem like she was a part of our lives from the very beginning. Her words were incredible and everyone was touched by the ceremony. Her voice, her smile, her professionalism, everything about April is perfection. Some of our male guests even inquired who she was! She was always available to help and no matter how many changes were made or silly questions asked, she was calm, funny and amazing. I couldnt have dreamed of a better ceremony - thank you so much for making our special day even more fabulous with your words! I highly highly recommend her.
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JV
Wedding:
10/16/2009
5.0/5.0
We received an enormous amount of compliments regarding the service you provided for us. Everyone, especially us, felt it was the most touching and beautiful ceremony they had ever been a witness to. Bill and I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and personal touch. It meant the world to both of us. We will cherish the memory of our perfect wedding day forever. Sincerely, Jackie and Bill Vasold
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michesq
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor April is one of a kind and we got rave reviews. The way she personalizes the ceremony is so memorable. It made our day!
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LoisPaul
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.9/5.0
April performed a beautiful, personal, and sincere service for us. We could not have asked for more. Our guests commented about how they paid attention to every word and how warm and genuine she was. We will definitely recommend her to our friends and family in the future!
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alibali328
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
What can I say? Rev. April was one of the best parts of our wedding. People came up to us all night long and said how beautiful the ceremony was. April made it meaningful, romantic and right to the heart of things.
Leading up to the day, she was patient with any questions or concerns that I had through the whole process.
I wish I could give her 10 stars!
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flyingbunny
Wedding:
10/9/2009
4.8/5.0
Everything was perfect about our ceremony.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was great, she answered any questions we had very quickly and was always on top of things. She gave a great ceremony and we had nothing but compliments on her !
She was really easy to work with and very sweet too.
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nraboni
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was awesome!! She was very quick to return emails and phone calls and answered all of my questions. Her website is great because it allowed me to put together my ceremony and once that was done I emailed it to her for approval. She emailed me back quickly and told me everything was perfect and I did a great job putting together my ceremony. Any changes I had all I had to do was email her and she made the change and sent me the revised ceremony. The day of the wedding she was amazing! So organized and helped to keep all of us organized and on schedule. I would highly recommend her services!
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/4/2009
5.0/5.0
April made this day so easy for my husband and I. She was always there is I had questions and was so friendly that we just had to have her at our wedding. She was extremely professional and helpful she made my ceremony run so smooth and fun. For anyone who needs an officiant I highly recommend Reverend Marie April Gismondi.
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Sexy Santini
Wedding:
8/30/2009
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I loved the way how Marie April preformed our wedding ceremony. She based it around our lives and not from a book like what everyone else does. She looked very professional and she was at the wedding site early before the wedding. She was will to answer any questions that may have arise. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS. Great job!!!
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unoccme
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gismondi was truly one of the most helpful and informative people when it came to planning our wedding. She is an incredible wealth of information and made our experience really fun. From the beginning we saw her warmth and humor. We highly recommend sitting down and meeting with her. She created a personal, customized ceremony for us that was executed in a manner than was much higher than our expectations. We were married in August and we're still getting compliments on the ceremony. Reverend Gismondi made a really great impression on everyone, and other engaged couples who came to our wedding have requested her contact information. We never expected our wedding to be perfect but Rev April helped to make it as perfect as it could have been. She's really great!
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kdean213
Wedding:
8/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor April is the warmest sweetest person you will ever meet. Having her marry us made the day as perfect as it could be. I don't think in my wildest dreams I would have pictured such a perfect ceremony. I would recommend her to everyone!!! She is wonderful!!
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Brianne
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! I don�t even know where to begin when it comes to April. She is such a fantastic woman that has a special talent for putting into words everything we couldn�t say for ourselves. She was able to fully customize our ceremony from one meeting. She spoke as if she knew us for years, and was able to get out of us what we didn�t know we could say. The entire process of working with her was an absolute pleasure! We have had a lot of feedback about how it was the most interesting ceremony people have been to. They were really taken back by how special she made it. I have already given her info out to 2 people�they have sons/daughters getting married and want to hopefully use her.
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cmm356
Wedding:
7/24/2009
5.0/5.0
April is an incredibly thoughtful, professional, and charismatic wedding officiant. She is truly collaborative, involving you in every step throughout the process of crafting a beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony. So many of my wedding guests came up to me and my husband and said that this was hands down the most touching and engaging wedding ceremony they have ever seen. If you want a meaningful, personal, and beautiful ceremony that you and your guests will always remember, than book Marie April Gismondi to be you wedding officiant!
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
April is AMAZING!!! There was not a dry eye among our guests. She really delivered a heart felt and customized ceremony that really showcased the love me and my husband have for each other. We HIGHLY recommend her.
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/28/2009
5.0/5.0
It probably is not often that a vendor receives such high reviews in all categories, however, Marie April Gismondi was definitely deserving of all the stars we gave her! From day 1 she helped us along the way. She was able to answer all of our questions, and responded immediately to all emails and phone calls. She did a beautiful job at our ceremony. All of our guests loved her as well! We highly reccommend her services!
Jessica & Jason Longo
Oceanside, CA
Hauppauge, NY
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
April is absolutely wonderful. From the moment my husband and I met her until the wedding was over, she was so warm and was always there to guide us through everything. She was so thorough and helped to keep me, as a crazed bride, organized. The most amazing talent that she has is that she was able to help us express what my husband and I felt for each other beautifully just by having a casual chat with us. Our family and friends still continue to speak of the lovely ceremony that she had done for us.
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heather
Wedding:
6/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was absolutely amazing to work with and helped make our wedding ceremony a personal, fun part of our wedding. She took the time to meet with my husband and I to sit down and really talk about what type of ceremony we wanted, our lives, our relationship etc and worked with us to create a ceremony that truly reflected who we were. (quirky ,serious, spiritual, funny). All along the way she was amazingly accessible through both phone and email and we were so happy with the final result. I would highly recommend her. . I appreciated her creativity, flexiblity and warmness and even though we only met the once before the ceremony felt like a friend was marrying us and not just someone we found on the internet.
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Jmazza24
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with Pastor April was truly a dream. Going into the experience I had no idea how in depth planning a ceremony could be. While at first it seemed daunting she broke everything down and worked with us step by step. April asked a lot of questions so that she was able to incorporate a lot of us into the ceremony. She gave us tons of options so the ceremony felt like us. There was no final draft until we were comfortable with the outcome. On the day of the ceremony we had a ton of people complimenting us on the ceremony and on April herself. They loved how she read and how it was not a dry ceremony and unlike any they had heard before. When the ceremony is over April’s work is not done. She sent a follow up email with the UPS information to track our marriage license application. She also pointed me in the right direction on how to do the whole name change thing. I cant say enough good things about April, she was such a pleasure to work with and an honor to have her perform our ceremony.
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alexlchan
Wedding:
5/31/2009
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend April. The ceremony was beautifully written and presented, and more importantly it was exactly what we wanted. April met with us several months before our wedding to get to know us. She knew exactly what questions to ask and she perfectly transformed our stream-of-consciousness answers into well-written prose for the ceremony. She captured exactly why we were getting married and managing to portray that to our guests. We saw a draft of the ceremony literally within hours of our first meeting, which was great as it gave us plenty of time to review it and makes any changes.

Logistically, she was extremely flexible and willing to work with us on all aspects. She lives and works on Long Island, but we live and were getting married in the city. This was never a problem as she arranged times to meet with us in the city when her schedule permitted - and she was in the city often so it made it easy.

Lastly, what could have been a huge nightmare ended up being a minor inconvenience due in large part to April's flexibility. We actually forgot our marriage license before the actual ceremony, but April rearranged her schedule and we were able to meet with her later and take care of that.
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gypsyfairy
Wedding:
5/31/2009
5.0/5.0
I was so happy to have found April. We wanted a non-religious ceremony that was still meaningful and I had been having a hard time finding someone to do this. When I saw April's website I knew she was just what we were looking for. April met with us for about an hour and asked us questions and wrote up a personalized ceremony for us that day. We emailed back and forth to edit and in the end it was perfect. So many of our guests commented that it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever seen and for me it was one of the most memorable parts of our day. April is very talented at what she does (both writing and speaking) and she really made our day extra special!
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joe1896
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
I will make this very simple...if you decide to utilize Pastor April services, you will NOT regret the decision. In fact, I have no doubt that you will look back and feel truly blessed that such a warm, caring, and understanding person presided over your special day. From the FIRST phone conversation, it was evident that she cared as much as we did about capturing the perfect words to say what we wanted to say to our family, friends, and to each other. What's more, Pastor April puts in the time and effort truly understand the two people being joined together. Her help throughout the ENTIRE process was the personification of "putting in the extra effort." She was equal parts officiant, wedding planner, and therapist throughout the time we worked together. In all 3 capacities, her assistance was absolutely invaluable.

Finally, it's worth mentioning that after the ceremony was over, she made a point of coming up to the bridal suite (where we were eating and relaxing) to thank US for allowing her to preside over the ceremony. She told us that SHE had been excited for our wedding since she met us. It was an absolutely unbelievable feeling to be so connected with our officiant. Our wedding day was perfect, and Pastor April was a major reason why. Just as we do, you will feel truly blessed should you decide to work with her.
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Irene
Wedding:
5/17/2009
5.0/5.0
The Pastor Marie April Gismondi was the best person possible to officiate our wedding, she was a calming presence and made it possible for both of us to feel very comfortable.We would recommend using April Gismondi as an officiant to anyone who is having their ceremony in a non traditional location (not a church).
She did a great job as our officiant.
We are so happy with the whole experience!.
She is the best!. Highly recommend.
Irene and Robert Ballesteros.
05/17/09
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Julie
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
April was wonderful to work with. For us it was important that we have a spiritual rather than religious ceremony. The ceremony she prepared for us was beautiful and very much us. The whole process was just so easy and she is very responsive and flexible with all requests.
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jayevebx
Wedding:
5/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Marie April Gismondi was the best. She went above and beyond. Our communications were very easy and to the point. I would / I want to get married again and not a change a thing - it was the most prefect ceremony. I could have not dreamed it better.
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Maria
Wedding:
3/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was great. She was very helpful when we were writing our vows and preparing the ceremony order on our own. Her website is also very helpful with samples as well as information about name changes. She also guided us during the ceremony telling us what to do and where to stand. If it wasn't for that I'd be bumbling around not knowing what to do!! Definitely recommend her!
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Christine
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Pastor April was wonderful up to and through our wedding. Although she did tell me that I was running late and my violinists were going to leave. Not something you really should tell the bride right before she going to walk down the aisle. Especially when I was only 10 minutes late in arriving and my florist wasn't even done setting up. I think she was just trying to help, but what could I do. She should have been talking to the groom who was out there not me.
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Church of Ancient Ways - Marie April Gismondi Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you for all the stars! And I am sorry the timing concerns caused stress but I am also glad that we started right after we talked and were able to do the full 20 minute ceremony with music for the exit. We were scheduled for a 4pm start. Your musicians had to leave by 5pm for their next wedding. We were over a half hour late. The choice to start right away and do everything as planned, continue to wait and to shorten the ceremony in order to have recessional music, or to go without a recessional, I did not feel was mine to make without asking you. But as I said I am glad that everything worked out and was beautiful in the end.
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colleendmultari
Wedding:
2/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Pastor April is a genius. The process of writing ceremonies is special, unique and enjoyable. She wrote our ceremony and worked with us for a year to perfect it. We loved our ceremony as it was so personal. She's wonderful. Our guests are still raving about her!
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