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Puja Thomson, Roots & Wings

New Paltz , NY
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LOCATION

P O Box 1081
New Paltz, NY US 12561 (map)

PHONE

845-255-2278

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ABOUT US

Rev Puja Thomson welcomes inquiries from couples blending different spiritual, religious and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those with a common heritage. She will create with you a... Read more
Rev Puja Thomson welcomes inquiries from couples blending different spiritual, religious and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those with a common heritage. She will create with you a heartfelt ceremony which reflects the uniqueness of your commitment to each other. She is respectful of all traditions, and yet open to new expressions of love. Her presence and lovely Scottish voice add a special touch, in addition to her experience of officiating hundreds of ceremonies. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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K
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Puja was wonderful. She offered guidance and provided many different examples of different types of ceremonies. This allowed us to create a ceremony that truly represented who we are as a couple and what we find to be important in our lives. She was very easy to work with and we received many compliments about our ceremony and our officiant. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to create a unique ceremony.
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Erika
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Puja brought magic, grace and charm to our glorious day! I knew from the moment we got engaged that I wanted Puja to be our Officiant! I know other couples who have had beautiful ceremonies led by Puja-she has a very respectable reputation. She worked with us to really make our vows flow seamlessly. She assists you every step of the way. She has many samples of vows to help guide you with a variety of ideas/styles etc. We received so many compliments about her from our assembly! We were so happy to have Puja lead our wedding.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Puja was very encouraging through helping us design our ceremony. She had great advice and was very responsive. Lovely woman!
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Puja helped us to create a truly meaningful and beautiful ceremony. She had a great balance of letting us make decisions and giving us guidance when necessary. She really helped to construct the perfect ceremony for us, and I recommend her highly.
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Emily
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Puja was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was upfront, professional and a wonderful guide during our process of choosing an officiant and then throughout the process of building out ceremony together.
During the ceremony, we had some comical interruptions (DJ wireless mic check and dropping of the rings by best man) and Puja just rolled with the situation and we all had a great laugh.
Puja really took the time to get to know us and I am so thankful that we had her apart of our special day.
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Debbie and Stephen
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
As soon as we met Puja, we got a warm comforting feeling. Her kind and gentle manner immediately put us at ease and we knew we had found the right person to be our officiant. She worked with us closely to plan the most perfect and personal ceremony. We were thrilled when she accepted our invitation to stay and join us in our celebration at the reception. She has great soul and spirit and we feel truly blessed having her in our lives. Thank You Puja... xoxo
Debbie and Stephen
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Julie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Puja Thomson is amazing. Upon meeting Puja her warmth, spirit, and kindness is palpable. Puja met with us and really wanted to get a sense of who we were and what type of Ceremony we were looking for. She presented us with many samples of Wedding Ceremony's she has officiated in the past. They ranged from beautifully traditional to completely customized and unique. She made the process so easy and was very responsive to questions along the way. Our Wedding was beyond anything we imagined. The presence of Puja and her delivery of the Ceremony was so peaceful and serene. People are still telling us that they have never have been to a Ceremony so heartfelt and meaningful as ours. We are thankful to have had Puja Thomson marry us and she will always be apart of our special day. Thank you so much Puja for everything!
Julie Sardo and Steve Smith
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Monica
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Puja was wonderful! There isn't one thing we didn't love about her! We were a little delayed and she didn't even mention it so her flexibility was something that stuck out. Her readings/ceremony are so beautiful, made our wedding day better than I could have imagined. She works with you so that you end up having a very beautiful and unique wedding. She was very nice and we highly recommend her!! So glad she decided to stay for our whole reception and that she made some new friends with some of our guests. Puja has a great spirit, personality, all around a great person!
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Puja was a wonderful officiant. She was recommended by our venue, and I am so thankful we found someone with her warmth and experience. She delivered on everything she offered, and our ceremony was the highlight of the wedding.

Puja guided us through the process of writing the ceremony, giving us options for how to structure it and examples of each element, so we were able to write something to reflect our values and beliefs, without anything that wouldn't. She had many examples of complete ceremonies, representing a wide range of beliefs—Judeo-Christian, Buddhist, Native American, Quaker, Humanist, etc. This was a big selling point because we were completely out of our element for the wording.

Puja was very easy to work with, and most of it was done by email. We had a quick rehearsal the evening before the wedding, and the next day everything went beautifully. Afterward, we received many compliments, and several were about Puja's officiating (and also her lovely Scottish accent). She gave us a beautiful keepsake copy, signed by her and by our witnesses, which it is making me teary to think about. I really loved everything about the ceremony!

I don't have anything but praise for Puja, and highly recommend her services.
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Robyn
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Puja was an excellent officiant, and I'd highly recommend her services. She's warm, personal, responsive, and professional.

My husband and I share two different belief systems, so it was important to find someone who was a bit more open minded than an average church pastor would be. She helped us customize our ceremony so it was exactly what we wanted. She provided a number of unique ceremony descriptions and different cultural ideas she's used in the past. It turned out better than we could have imagined!
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Catie
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Puja was wonderful to work with through the planning of our wedding and the actual event! We were doing our planning from the other side of the world and she was very accommodating setting up Skype sessions as well as doing the majority of our communication via email. Her suggestions for our ceremony and guidance was very helpful and we felt very comfortable with the plan for our big day. When the day arrived, Puja was a calming presence who fit right in with our guests and family! The ceremony she helped us create had many of our guests in tears and my husband and I beaming that we were able to express what we mean to each other so well. I would highly recommend Puja!
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Anne
Wedding:
5/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Puja was very helpful in encouraging my husband and I to be open minded and creative in the type of ceremony we would wish for and which would be most meaningful to us. She helped give ideas, offered thoughts and advice whilst being flexible to our wishes, letting us know that what we desired could be created.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Totally attentive to planning, very generous with her time, serious about the purpose while still having a sense of the fun and joy of the ceremony. I recommend her very highly. Thank you, Puja!
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Ann
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Puja Thomson was wonderful, we loved our ceremony and received many compliments from our family and friends. It was a pleasure to have Puja as our officiant.
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Private User
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Puja was a dream officiant. She was articulate and funny with her words - but most of all, she was sweet and heartfelt. She is the kind of person that you love the minute you meet her - and we are thrilled to have had her as our wedding officiant.
We spent time with her prior to the wedding preparing for the ceremony. She gave us many options for different parts of the ceremony which were very helpful. She was incredibly accommodating in our choices for a mixed and non traditional ceremony experience.
Our wedding ceremony was beautiful - and a huge part of that was due to her.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We loved puja and her open mindedness
She was very helpful in creating a perfect ceremony that acknowledged our personal spiritual beliefs and was careful to adjust some of our beliefs that could have been offensive to our ancestors - we were able to craft a ceremony that was at once thoughtful respectful and acknowledged everyone's religious affiliation so all could be happy with the nuptials
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Puja Thomson was a grounding force who held the space of our wedding ceremony with ease, grace and passion. She helped us create the ceremony of our dreams-one that reflected our connection and love and one that invited all of our family and friends into the most intimate moment of our lives with joy and spiritual beauty. We met with Puja at her home and spoke to her over the phone before the wedding to craft our ceremony. This guidance was extremely helpful.. On the day of, Puja appeared bright eyed and eager to share in our joy. Our friends and family commented on how powerful her presence was and how lucky we were to find such a beautiful, experienced, wise soul. She approaches this work from a place of love, gratitude and humility and made us feel safe and comfortable to envision our dream and supported us in making it a come true. We frequently talk about how special the ceremony was and that it was our favorite part of the wedding. Puja's presence is very calming and healing-at a time when there is so much going on we needed her energy to bring us into the moment to really appreciate the day.


Nicole and Emily
Brooklyn, NY
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courtney
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
On the day of our wedding, Puja cast a calming spell over our large wedding party and family as we prepared for the wedding and, with her singing bowl, brought a spiritual energy to our ceremony. She was an invaluable contribution to our day.
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Dria
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Puja Thomson. My husband and I felt lucky to have found her, and from the moment we spoke, we knew she was the right officiant for us. She helped us create a unique ceremony that suited us and our relationship perfectly. She took time to get to know us and asked such insightful questions about our relationship and our spirituality to help us make the ceremony what it was, which was perfectly reflective of our personalities and our feelings for each other. I can't recommend Puja highly enough!
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happiness
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
We originally planned to have our friends officiate the wedding, but they were unable to come. So at the last minute we were trying to find someone to perform the ceremony, which was very stressful.

However, Puja Thomson was amazing and such a calming force. She stepped right in and adapted to what we had already designed to help us create a heartfelt ceremony. Puja the amazing lady that she is produced a beautiful ceremony for us. We were so grateful for her services.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Puja was delightful to work with. Her.caring and sincere approach to working with us during the months before we got married was meaningful and purposeful. Puja made the ceremony personal and we were thrilled when we had her officiate our son's baby blessing 2 years later!
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Jean
Wedding:
8/18/2013
4.6/5.0
Puja is a consumate professional. Puja is attentive to every detail which is very helpful as weddings can often become overwhelmng for the bride and groom. Puja has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is able to share both in a way which is accessable to the bride and groom. Puja helps the couple find the right fit for them without being too directive. I would highly recomend Puja's services, expecialy to anyone whom is looking to be creative and fully customize teir service.
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