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Church of Ancient Ways - Marie April Gismondi Wedding Officiant

Kings Park , NY

LOCATION

Kings Park, NY 11754 US (map)

PHONE

516-785-4191

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

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

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

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

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

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

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Jenny
Wedding:
12/31/2016
5.0/5.0
April officated my June 4th wedding, and was just so wonderful. She was kind and helpful and fun throughout the entire process, helping us come up with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. I also love having a copy to save for the future. Our families and friends all said it was a beautiful ceremony, and we ate so greatful to have had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you!
April officated my June 4th wedding, and was just so wonderful. She was kind and helpful and fun throughout the entire Read more...
April officated my June 4th wedding, and was just so wonderful. She was kind and helpful and fun throughout the entire process, helping us come up with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. I also love having a copy to save for the future. Our families and friends all said it was a beautiful ceremony, and we ate so greatful to have had the opportunity to work with her. Thank you! Read less
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Aliza
Wedding:
6/5/2016
5.0/5.0
We just had Pastor April officiate at our wedding on 6/5/16 and she was AMAZING!!! From the first time we met her, she was so warm and caring that there was an instant connection. We told her our story and she turned it into the most beautiful ceremony. All of our guests were amazed by her as well and asked where we found her. If you want your ceremony to stand out, look no further than Pastor April!
We just had Pastor April officiate at our wedding on 6/5/16 and she was AMAZING!!! From the first time we met her, she was Read more...
We just had Pastor April officiate at our wedding on 6/5/16 and she was AMAZING!!! From the first time we met her, she was so warm and caring that there was an instant connection. We told her our story and she turned it into the most beautiful ceremony. All of our guests were amazed by her as well and asked where we found her. If you want your ceremony to stand out, look no further than Pastor April! Read less
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Lonnie
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
We had Rev. April officiate our wedding and she was great. We had a simple ceremony so we just dealt with her through email in the months leading up to the wedding. She made the process so simple. You can either use a sample ceremony on her website or work with her to form your own. On the day of the wedding, she was extremely organized and helped us with everything including the marriage license/certificate process. She is a great public speaker and did a fantastic job officiating our ceremony and conveying our feelings to everyone. We've gotten so much positive feedback on her from our family and friends. She was always easy to reach and communicate with. We'd definitely recommend her.
We had Rev. April officiate our wedding and she was great. We had a simple ceremony so we just dealt with her through Read more...
We had Rev. April officiate our wedding and she was great. We had a simple ceremony so we just dealt with her through email in the months leading up to the wedding. She made the process so simple. You can either use a sample ceremony on her website or work with her to form your own. On the day of the wedding, she was extremely organized and helped us with everything including the marriage license/certificate process. She is a great public speaker and did a fantastic job officiating our ceremony and conveying our feelings to everyone. We've gotten so much positive feedback on her from our family and friends. She was always easy to reach and communicate with. We'd definitely recommend her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony for us. If anyone is having an interfaith wedding you are the best choice! We feel so lucky to have found you; your service couldn’t have been more perfect. You made the ceremony our own, and at the same time made sure that our guests felt comfortable and understood the meaning behind and reasoning for all aspects of the ceremony. It was such a perfect balance between both Jewish and Catholic traditions. Your knowledge of us as a couple, as well as your sense of humor, really made our guests feel they were part of the experience. They continue to call us and say that our ceremony was incredible. Thank you for all your attention to detail and professionalism! We wish you so much success and we highly recommend you!!
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony for us. If anyone is having an interfaith wedding you are the best Read more...
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony for us. If anyone is having an interfaith wedding you are the best choice! We feel so lucky to have found you; your service couldn’t have been more perfect. You made the ceremony our own, and at the same time made sure that our guests felt comfortable and understood the meaning behind and reasoning for all aspects of the ceremony. It was such a perfect balance between both Jewish and Catholic traditions. Your knowledge of us as a couple, as well as your sense of humor, really made our guests feel they were part of the experience. They continue to call us and say that our ceremony was incredible. Thank you for all your attention to detail and professionalism! We wish you so much success and we highly recommend you!! Read less
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christine
Wedding:
5/13/2016
5.0/5.0
April Is amazing!!!! she really works with you to make your ceremony as personalized and unique as possible, she has a real way with words to transform your feelings and emotions into an amazing ceremony, we couldn't be happier with all the hard work she put in for us!
April Is amazing!!!! she really works with you to make your ceremony as personalized and unique as possible, she has a Read more...
April Is amazing!!!! she really works with you to make your ceremony as personalized and unique as possible, she has a real way with words to transform your feelings and emotions into an amazing ceremony, we couldn't be happier with all the hard work she put in for us! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
We were more than happy with April! I would absolutely, 100% recommend her to anyone. The ceremony she personally wrote for us/with us was beautiful, and we got a very nice copy of it as well. She's wonderful to work with, a wealth of knowledge, the perfect personality for what she does, a beautiful person. We got wonderful comments from our guests about her and our ceremony, as well.
We were more than happy with April! I would absolutely, 100% recommend her to anyone. The ceremony she personally wrote Read more...
We were more than happy with April! I would absolutely, 100% recommend her to anyone. The ceremony she personally wrote for us/with us was beautiful, and we got a very nice copy of it as well. She's wonderful to work with, a wealth of knowledge, the perfect personality for what she does, a beautiful person. We got wonderful comments from our guests about her and our ceremony, as well. Read less
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betsey
Wedding:
4/17/2016
5.0/5.0
We met with April last night to customize our wedding vows. Wow she is amazingly intuitive, informative, compassionate and a great writer. We felt comfortable and confident in her capable hands. She is friendly adorable and professional and I cant WAIT to hear the final result as we get married in April ....

Dont look any further than this woman ...she is fabulous !
We met with April last night to customize our wedding vows. Wow she is amazingly intuitive, informative, compassionate and Read more...
We met with April last night to customize our wedding vows. Wow she is amazingly intuitive, informative, compassionate and a great writer. We felt comfortable and confident in her capable hands. She is friendly adorable and professional and I cant WAIT to hear the final result as we get married in April ....

Dont look any further than this woman ...she is fabulous ! Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
4/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Rev April was recommended to us for our wedding. From the moment that we spoke to her on the phone, we knew we were headed in the right direction. She was excited and enthusiastic. We met with her for about an hour and half and she was able to capture the whole story of our lives. She worked diligently with us to make sure we were happy with our vows.
The day of our wedding was spectacular. Our guests said it was one of the best wedding’s they ever been to, and that Rev April was mesmerizing with our vows. Everyone, including us, was amazed at her work.
We can’t imagine our wedding day without her. Thank you Rev April.
Sharon & Diane
Rev April was recommended to us for our wedding. From the moment that we spoke to her on the phone, we knew we were headed Read more...
Rev April was recommended to us for our wedding. From the moment that we spoke to her on the phone, we knew we were headed in the right direction. She was excited and enthusiastic. We met with her for about an hour and half and she was able to capture the whole story of our lives. She worked diligently with us to make sure we were happy with our vows.
The day of our wedding was spectacular. Our guests said it was one of the best wedding’s they ever been to, and that Rev April was mesmerizing with our vows. Everyone, including us, was amazed at her work.
We can’t imagine our wedding day without her. Thank you Rev April.
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Private User
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
April was a wonderful officiant and spoke beautiful words spoken at my wedding. Although my fiance and I were active participants in writing the vows, April's delivery and interaction with our family and friends during our ceremony was more than we imagined it could be. Everyone was blown away by how personalized and unique our ceremony was. I can only thank April for helping us along in our journey. We sincerely appreciated it.
April was a wonderful officiant and spoke beautiful words spoken at my wedding. Although my fiance and I were active Read more...
April was a wonderful officiant and spoke beautiful words spoken at my wedding. Although my fiance and I were active participants in writing the vows, April's delivery and interaction with our family and friends during our ceremony was more than we imagined it could be. Everyone was blown away by how personalized and unique our ceremony was. I can only thank April for helping us along in our journey. We sincerely appreciated it. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
April was absolutely wonderful to work with from day one. She custom-wrote two full ceremonies for us - our legal civil ceremony which was held privately, and our unity ceremony which was held during the larger reception - after spending nearly 2 hours talking with us to get to know us individually and as a couple and to learn our interests and values. She really listened to us and worked hard to make sure our ceremonies would be meaningful and thoughtful and would achieve exactly what we envisioned, despite our unconventional approach. She even helped us put together a truly unique-to-us unity ceremony in which we combined 8 spices to make a custom blend, aligning the spices to the four elements through traditional symbolism and spoken pledges offered by several of our closest friends. We got so many compliments on our spice ceremony - all of our guests recognized how much of us was in it, and we never would have gotten there without her insight and creativity in putting it all together.

She also officiated our legal ceremony and was warm, down-to-earth, and genuine with a healthy sense of humor - our nearest and dearest who attended had so many kind words afterward. She made everyone feel calm and welcome and was so excited for us that it just felt like having another member of the family there!

Afterward she followed up with an email giving us tracking info for our marriage license, and provided links and instructions for handling my name change, which was super-helpful.

April clearly loves what she does, and it makes all the difference. I would recommend her to anyone looking to do something truly special for your wedding!
April was absolutely wonderful to work with from day one. She custom-wrote two full ceremonies for us - our legal civil Read more...
April was absolutely wonderful to work with from day one. She custom-wrote two full ceremonies for us - our legal civil ceremony which was held privately, and our unity ceremony which was held during the larger reception - after spending nearly 2 hours talking with us to get to know us individually and as a couple and to learn our interests and values. She really listened to us and worked hard to make sure our ceremonies would be meaningful and thoughtful and would achieve exactly what we envisioned, despite our unconventional approach. She even helped us put together a truly unique-to-us unity ceremony in which we combined 8 spices to make a custom blend, aligning the spices to the four elements through traditional symbolism and spoken pledges offered by several of our closest friends. We got so many compliments on our spice ceremony - all of our guests recognized how much of us was in it, and we never would have gotten there without her insight and creativity in putting it all together.

She also officiated our legal ceremony and was warm, down-to-earth, and genuine with a healthy sense of humor - our nearest and dearest who attended had so many kind words afterward. She made everyone feel calm and welcome and was so excited for us that it just felt like having another member of the family there!

Afterward she followed up with an email giving us tracking info for our marriage license, and provided links and instructions for handling my name change, which was super-helpful.

April clearly loves what she does, and it makes all the difference. I would recommend her to anyone looking to do something truly special for your wedding! Read less
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