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Custom Wedding Minister, Victoria O Milne

Glenville , NY
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Hello, I am Victoria O Milne, the NORTHEAST'S ONLY FULL-SERVICE CUSTOM WEDDING MINISTER/CHAPLAIN. Each wedding ceremony I provide is completely written specifically for each couple. ... Read more
Hello, I am Victoria O Milne, the NORTHEAST'S ONLY FULL-SERVICE CUSTOM WEDDING MINISTER/CHAPLAIN. Each wedding ceremony I provide is completely written specifically for each couple.

My couples never have to research on their own or on-line for readings or elements that everyone else will see....I do it all from planning, to wedding day detailing, to creating personalized vows just for them. My couples love finding their special romantic ONE-OF-A-KIND WEDDING VOWs left in their honeymoon suite to end their perfect day!

Each ceremony is 100% written for each couple to reflect their love, passion, family, faith, traditions and more.

I create and provide meaningful READINGS, UNIQUE UNITY ELEMENTS, PERSONALIZED VOWS which can't be found anywhere else.

My services are DISTINCT and UNIQUE and my satisfied couples love to offer references and wedding wisdom. I am professionally well known in the community for my work as a chaplain and Master's level counselor. My services include INTERFAITH/SPIRITUAL services, CUSTOM LIFE CELEBRATIONS and CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN services. Read less
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What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely, each ceremony is COMPLETELY WRITTEN FOR EACH COUPLE!
 The ceremony has to have meaning and be all about my bride and groom.
 I am also available to provide Catholic Prayers, as a Catholic Chaplain or Hebrew prayers, as trained by my seminary leader and Rabbi or I can provide many of the other extensive faith rituals and prayers I have studied.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I do so many different ceremonies for people of different backgrounds. I have worn traditional attire and cultural attire depending on the desires of the couple. My couples appreciate that I wear attire that coordinates with their color scheme for the day.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
The words used for the ceremony are written for the couple. The bride and groom and guests most often comment on how tailored and PERFECT the ceremony was.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I offer a special service to my couples that no other officiant offers, personalized wedding vows, created from love letters they write to each other.
 After the ceremony I deliver the love letters to their hotel and put them on their pillow for their first gift to each other on their honeymoon night. I love to spoil my couples.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Using the information the couple gives me I research and/or create one of a kind readings for my couples. Sometimes they reflect their passions, their friendship, their traditions and histories.
How long are your ceremonies?
My couples have final say, when it comes to deciding what will be included in their ceremonies. Since the wedding is the ceremony, my ceremonies are created to be meaningful and comfortable for my couples.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I am fully qualified to offer counseling to couples, since I work in the local community as a Catholic and All Faiths chaplain and I also possess a Master's Degree in counseling. However, most couples come to me prepared to marry. They do love a self reflection exercise that I give them to do independently.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I love to have my couples feel comfortable, accompanied and supported through the entire process - so rehearsals most often are a part of my services. I have established a wonderful rapport with most of the venue representatives and so we work together to cater to our couples' desires.
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Wedding:
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5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with the service. She went above and beyond and created an amazing ceremony personalized for my husband and me. She worked hard at creating the best ceremoney just like we asked. Some serious and some.funny.. I highly recomend her for everyone else. You will be very pleased.
I was very pleased with the service. She went above and beyond and created an amazing ceremony personalized for my husband Read more...
I was very pleased with the service. She went above and beyond and created an amazing ceremony personalized for my husband and me. She worked hard at creating the best ceremoney just like we asked. Some serious and some.funny.. I highly recomend her for everyone else. You will be very pleased. Read less
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daniel
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Victoria was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She was so gracious and flexible. We did not want a traditional wedding ceremony and Victoria was happy to listen to our ideas and created a wonderfully unique ceremony that was heartfelt and moving without feeling hoaky. The day of the ceremony she was a calming force along with her husband Nick as we searched for wildflowers to hand out to our family and friends. She was truly able to capture the very essence of our relationship and express it through the ceremony. She made what was already a very special day even more memorable and touching. Each one of our friends and relatives present on that day have since commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how accurately Victoria was able to embody the unique spirit and relationship that we share.

Daniel and Ashley Pardee
Victoria was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She was so gracious and flexible. We did not want a traditional Read more...
Victoria was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She was so gracious and flexible. We did not want a traditional wedding ceremony and Victoria was happy to listen to our ideas and created a wonderfully unique ceremony that was heartfelt and moving without feeling hoaky. The day of the ceremony she was a calming force along with her husband Nick as we searched for wildflowers to hand out to our family and friends. She was truly able to capture the very essence of our relationship and express it through the ceremony. She made what was already a very special day even more memorable and touching. Each one of our friends and relatives present on that day have since commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how accurately Victoria was able to embody the unique spirit and relationship that we share.

Daniel and Ashley Pardee Read less
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mrsp2014
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Recently married at The Sagamore Resort in Lake George. Victoria came to us by recommendation and we are VERY happy with the way our ceremony and wedding turned out. Having not met her until the day of the rehearsal all of our communication was texts, emails and phone conversations. She made it very easy but also took the time to get to know us so she could generate an AMAZING ceremony for us. The little details that she put together made us feel so special. She incorporated both our religious backgrounds and beliefs into the ceremony and our vows. It simply came out beautifully and everyone came up to us at the reception to tell us how much they ACTUALLY enjoyed the ceremony. It was the perfect start to our awesome day.

We highly recommend using Victoria for your upcoming wedding you will not regret it :)
Recently married at The Sagamore Resort in Lake George. Victoria came to us by recommendation and we are VERY happy with Read more...
Recently married at The Sagamore Resort in Lake George. Victoria came to us by recommendation and we are VERY happy with the way our ceremony and wedding turned out. Having not met her until the day of the rehearsal all of our communication was texts, emails and phone conversations. She made it very easy but also took the time to get to know us so she could generate an AMAZING ceremony for us. The little details that she put together made us feel so special. She incorporated both our religious backgrounds and beliefs into the ceremony and our vows. It simply came out beautifully and everyone came up to us at the reception to tell us how much they ACTUALLY enjoyed the ceremony. It was the perfect start to our awesome day.

We highly recommend using Victoria for your upcoming wedding you will not regret it :) Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I originally wanted a friend to marry us because a) we are not religious and b) we felt that a friend marrying us would make the ceremony more genuine. When that didn't work out, we felt lost. Until we found Victoria.

What can we say about Victoria? Well, from first minute talking with her, we were at ease and smiling. And that's saying alot, because I was initially skeptical and concerned about working with a 'stranger'. She's a truly down-to-earth, funny, smart, caring, rare woman. She asks valuable questions, listens carefully, and shares her background, experience, and stories, all of which will make you feel confident that she's not only an excellent officiant, but also a special person. And she's got a great sense of humor!

Planning our ceremony went smoothly, even though we weren't sure what we wanted at first.
From a few conversations, Victoria worked her magic to assemble the PERFECT ceremony, unique for us. We worked seamlessly with her to fine-tune it exactly as we preferred.

We wanted to write our own vows at first, but it proved more difficult than we thought. So Victoria suggested her "love letters" approach. She crafted our vows from our own love letters to each other. How beautiful it was to hear our own words and personalities in the vows as we said them aloud that day!

Our ceremony turned out to be my favorite part of our wedding (and we had an awesome reception!). Victoria arrived quite early to the ceremony site to double-check everything and when guests arrived, she welcomed and guided them. At one point during the ceremony, she included them! Everyone was laughing and engaged, it was incredible.

If you are seeking a custom ceremony that reflects your special love story, Victoria is the one for you. We'll always be grateful to her; she helped make our day more special than we could have ever imagined.

Thank you Victoria!!

Love,
Nicole & Chris
Married 9/20/14 in Windham, NY
My husband and I originally wanted a friend to marry us because a) we are not religious and b) we felt that a friend Read more...
My husband and I originally wanted a friend to marry us because a) we are not religious and b) we felt that a friend marrying us would make the ceremony more genuine. When that didn't work out, we felt lost. Until we found Victoria.

What can we say about Victoria? Well, from first minute talking with her, we were at ease and smiling. And that's saying alot, because I was initially skeptical and concerned about working with a 'stranger'. She's a truly down-to-earth, funny, smart, caring, rare woman. She asks valuable questions, listens carefully, and shares her background, experience, and stories, all of which will make you feel confident that she's not only an excellent officiant, but also a special person. And she's got a great sense of humor!

Planning our ceremony went smoothly, even though we weren't sure what we wanted at first.
From a few conversations, Victoria worked her magic to assemble the PERFECT ceremony, unique for us. We worked seamlessly with her to fine-tune it exactly as we preferred.

We wanted to write our own vows at first, but it proved more difficult than we thought. So Victoria suggested her "love letters" approach. She crafted our vows from our own love letters to each other. How beautiful it was to hear our own words and personalities in the vows as we said them aloud that day!

Our ceremony turned out to be my favorite part of our wedding (and we had an awesome reception!). Victoria arrived quite early to the ceremony site to double-check everything and when guests arrived, she welcomed and guided them. At one point during the ceremony, she included them! Everyone was laughing and engaged, it was incredible.

If you are seeking a custom ceremony that reflects your special love story, Victoria is the one for you. We'll always be grateful to her; she helped make our day more special than we could have ever imagined.

Thank you Victoria!!

Love,
Nicole & Chris
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rosemary
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We asked Victoria to be our officiant and couldn't have been happier with the ceremony. We both have children from previous marriages and she was able to include them in the service in a way that was relaxed but meaningful. She also included people that have since passed away but played an important role in our lives. She included a journey to reflect how we met and our lives leading up to the big day! We feel she touched base on everything we asked for and then some- if you are looking for a personal touch for your wedding-Victoria can make it happen!
We asked Victoria to be our officiant and couldn't have been happier with the ceremony. We both have children from Read more...
We asked Victoria to be our officiant and couldn't have been happier with the ceremony. We both have children from previous marriages and she was able to include them in the service in a way that was relaxed but meaningful. She also included people that have since passed away but played an important role in our lives. She included a journey to reflect how we met and our lives leading up to the big day! We feel she touched base on everything we asked for and then some- if you are looking for a personal touch for your wedding-Victoria can make it happen! Read less
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Mike and Karen
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We are new to Schenectady, relocating from downstate in January 2014. We knew how we wanted our wedding to be but we did not know how to find someone who would make it the way we wanted. We got a list of officiants from City Hall and Victoria was one of the first ones we called. It was clear from our first telephone conversation that Victoria was everything we wanted. We wanted a civil ceremony with no religious references. Victoria was accepting of that.
Victoria and Nick performed our wedding ceremony on June 28, 2014. The ceremony was customized to us and it captured our love story and devotion to each other as if they knew us for many years. They spent time with us to get to know us and what we mean to each other. It was clearly represented in the ceremony. It was everything we wanted it to be. They had our guests listening closely giving a few chuckles appropriately.
Victoria performed a wedding prior to ours not too far away. She made a point to be at ours also and she and her husband performed our ceremony together. We were married in the Schenectady Central Park Rose Garden and the weather and ceremony was perfect. We feel we are blessed to have found Victoria so easily. She and Nick are the best!

Mike and Karen Tropeano
We are new to Schenectady, relocating from downstate in January 2014. We knew how we wanted our wedding to be but we did Read more...
We are new to Schenectady, relocating from downstate in January 2014. We knew how we wanted our wedding to be but we did not know how to find someone who would make it the way we wanted. We got a list of officiants from City Hall and Victoria was one of the first ones we called. It was clear from our first telephone conversation that Victoria was everything we wanted. We wanted a civil ceremony with no religious references. Victoria was accepting of that.
Victoria and Nick performed our wedding ceremony on June 28, 2014. The ceremony was customized to us and it captured our love story and devotion to each other as if they knew us for many years. They spent time with us to get to know us and what we mean to each other. It was clearly represented in the ceremony. It was everything we wanted it to be. They had our guests listening closely giving a few chuckles appropriately.
Victoria performed a wedding prior to ours not too far away. She made a point to be at ours also and she and her husband performed our ceremony together. We were married in the Schenectady Central Park Rose Garden and the weather and ceremony was perfect. We feel we are blessed to have found Victoria so easily. She and Nick are the best!

Mike and Karen Tropeano Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony was perfect - it was a true pleasure to work with Victoria. She understood exactly what we were looking for and offered multiple options for the flow of the ceremony as well as for the different elements. Throughout the entire process, she paid attention to details and was quick to pick up on all of the little things that were important to both of us. She was very helpful in finding exactly the right readings and the right unity element (we used piano keys!), demonstrating not only how much she understood what we wanted, but her creativity.

During the ceremony she told our love story and it seemed as if she had been there for the most important events! Several of our guests noted how she wove the tale throughout the ceremony. We were very pleased with how Victoria included elements to the ceremony that were also important to our guests. We even received notes from invited guests that were not able to make it, indicating they had heard how beautiful the ceremony was and were thrilled that there were aspects of both of our traditions included - especially the religious aspects.

Victoria provided comfort and guidance throughout the ceremony - both in ensuring that we knew what to do at every point in the ceremony through great communication and subtle cues AND in her warm, welcoming manner.

Lastly, we would like to add that since we planned our wedding from out-of-state, Victoria was amazing in ensuring all the details were taken care of - she was, in many ways, our wedding planner!

We would HIGHLY recommend Victoria to anyone looking for an officiant.

-Dan & Josh Pasquarelli
Our wedding ceremony was perfect - it was a true pleasure to work with Victoria. She understood exactly what we were Read more...
Our wedding ceremony was perfect - it was a true pleasure to work with Victoria. She understood exactly what we were looking for and offered multiple options for the flow of the ceremony as well as for the different elements. Throughout the entire process, she paid attention to details and was quick to pick up on all of the little things that were important to both of us. She was very helpful in finding exactly the right readings and the right unity element (we used piano keys!), demonstrating not only how much she understood what we wanted, but her creativity.

During the ceremony she told our love story and it seemed as if she had been there for the most important events! Several of our guests noted how she wove the tale throughout the ceremony. We were very pleased with how Victoria included elements to the ceremony that were also important to our guests. We even received notes from invited guests that were not able to make it, indicating they had heard how beautiful the ceremony was and were thrilled that there were aspects of both of our traditions included - especially the religious aspects.

Victoria provided comfort and guidance throughout the ceremony - both in ensuring that we knew what to do at every point in the ceremony through great communication and subtle cues AND in her warm, welcoming manner.

Lastly, we would like to add that since we planned our wedding from out-of-state, Victoria was amazing in ensuring all the details were taken care of - she was, in many ways, our wedding planner!

We would HIGHLY recommend Victoria to anyone looking for an officiant.

-Dan & Josh Pasquarelli Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Victoria performed a beautiful and personal ceremony for us! She was flexible, helpful and thoughtful. If you are looking for that unique ceremony that's perfect for your relationship, get in touch with her. Our guests couldn't say enough good things about how special it was!
Victoria performed a beautiful and personal ceremony for us! She was flexible, helpful and thoughtful. If you are looking Read more...
Victoria performed a beautiful and personal ceremony for us! She was flexible, helpful and thoughtful. If you are looking for that unique ceremony that's perfect for your relationship, get in touch with her. Our guests couldn't say enough good things about how special it was! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Victoria made our day so special! Our ceremony was personalized to us which amazed everyone at the ceremony! I am still getting phone calls & emails about how great the ceremony was!
Victoria made our day so special! Our ceremony was personalized to us which amazed everyone at the ceremony! I am still Read more...
Victoria made our day so special! Our ceremony was personalized to us which amazed everyone at the ceremony! I am still getting phone calls & emails about how great the ceremony was! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot express in words what a joy and privilege it was to work with Victoria. If you are looking for an officiant, do not look any further, Victoria is who you should choose. She was such a pleasure to work with and was always there to lead a listening hear and give amazing advice throughout the entire wedding process. Victoria took the time to met with my husband and I, learn about us, listen to our love story, and create an amazingly unique, personalized, and special ceremony. The ceremony was both our favorite part of the entire wedding day. She completely "Got Us" and had our guests crying and laughing. Victoria will always hold a special place in our hearts and I continue to talk to her even since the wedding has passed. She has a beautiful calm and peaceful way about her that is so admirable. I love to hear her opinion and advice. If you are looking for someone, please reach out to Victoria. You will absolutely not be disappointed. Best of Luck!
I cannot express in words what a joy and privilege it was to work with Victoria. If you are looking for an officiant, do Read more...
I cannot express in words what a joy and privilege it was to work with Victoria. If you are looking for an officiant, do not look any further, Victoria is who you should choose. She was such a pleasure to work with and was always there to lead a listening hear and give amazing advice throughout the entire wedding process. Victoria took the time to met with my husband and I, learn about us, listen to our love story, and create an amazingly unique, personalized, and special ceremony. The ceremony was both our favorite part of the entire wedding day. She completely "Got Us" and had our guests crying and laughing. Victoria will always hold a special place in our hearts and I continue to talk to her even since the wedding has passed. She has a beautiful calm and peaceful way about her that is so admirable. I love to hear her opinion and advice. If you are looking for someone, please reach out to Victoria. You will absolutely not be disappointed. Best of Luck! Read less
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