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Rachel Mueller-Lust — Wondrance Weddings

Nyc, Westchester & Hudson Valley , NY
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NYC, Westchester & Hudson Valley, NY US

PHONE

845-809-5415

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ABOUT US

Congratulations! Have you been dreaming of a wedding ceremony that is as unique and special as the relationship you have with each other? Your wedding day is an important moment in your... Read more
Congratulations! Have you been dreaming of a wedding ceremony that is as unique and special as the relationship you have with each other? Your wedding day is an important moment in your life that you want to treasure in your memory. As a Wedding Officiant and certified Life-Cycle Celebrant® I bring my love of celebrating relationships to the creation of your personalized ceremony.

It is all about you.

You are unique and everything about your connection is special. So your wedding ceremony should also be unique and a beautiful testament to your loving bond. I am dedicated to working with you to craft a ceremony that reflects your values and is memorable and meaningful for you and your loved ones.

My job as your celebrant is to bring you ideas for what you can include in your wedding, write for you a beautiful, thematic and flowing ceremony that reflects who you are and of course perform the ceremony itself with love, presence and legal authority. You have complete control of the ceremony script!

I am a non-denominational minister and I serve the Westchester, New York City, New Jersey and Connecticut metro areas. I honor all beliefs, faiths and philosophies whether religious, interfaith, spiritual or secular and I support marriage equality. Please contact me to see how we can play together and create a wedding ceremony designed just for you.

(845) 809-5415

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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, 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, Evangelical, 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?
Yes, I love to perform ceremonies in any location that you want. My goal is to create a wedding that respects and reflects your uniqueness by weaving your personal story and individuality into your wedding ceremony. I work closely with you to handcraft a beautiful ceremony regardless of the size, location or formality.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
The ceremony is about you, not me, so I usually wear something neutral such as an elegant black or grey suit with a scarf or necklace. Or perhaps you have a theme for the wedding in which case I am glad to discuss other options.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
You can count on me to advise and coach you and provide resources and ideas for inspiration for what to include in the wedding. You always have final say on what is included in the ceremony because my focus is on you and what your vision is for your wedding.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Many couples write their own vows and that is wonderful way to personalize your ceremony. I am happy to help you create your own vows or if you prefer, I can offer suggestions for your vows.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
You can use whatever readings you desire! I am here to offer suggestions and work with you to create a custom ceremony that is memorable and designed just for you.
How long are your ceremonies?
The length of the ceremony depends on what you decide to include. In general, my custom ceremonies last about 15-25 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, I do not require premarital counseling. However, I am a life coach and I offer coaching services for engaged couples. Coaching will help you begin your lifetime together with open and clear communication about topics such as finances, raising children and in general how you will make decisions together.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
On your wedding day, you want to spend your time enjoying the occasion and not worrying about the ceremony. I highly recommend that you have a rehearsal to make sure that everyone is comfortable with the stage directions, props and readings.

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Browning
Wedding:
7/1/2014
5.0/5.0
When we first began talking with Rachel, we felt like we had known her for years. She is kind, genuine, loving and an amazing celebrant. After reading the first draft of our wedding script, it was absolutely perfect. Rachel wrote and developed a beautiful ceremony that captured the essence of our relationship.
When we first began talking with Rachel, we felt like we had known her for years. She is kind, genuine, loving and an Read more...
When we first began talking with Rachel, we felt like we had known her for years. She is kind, genuine, loving and an amazing celebrant. After reading the first draft of our wedding script, it was absolutely perfect. Rachel wrote and developed a beautiful ceremony that captured the essence of our relationship. Read less
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Lia
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was unforgettable. Rachel did an amazing job creating a ceremony that was personal and intimate. I would do it all again in a heartbeat.
Our ceremony was unforgettable. Rachel did an amazing job creating a ceremony that was personal and intimate. I would do Read more...
Our ceremony was unforgettable. Rachel did an amazing job creating a ceremony that was personal and intimate. I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
11/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased to have Rachel officiate our wedding at our home on Thanksgiving. We actually surprised our families--our three kids were home from college and neither they, nor the rest of our family, knew we were going to get married on that day. We were so grateful that Rachel took time out of her own holiday to come over to our home and officiate our wedding. She called us several weeks before and sent emails with the ceremony and sample vow ideas. She was very warm and professional, and really made our ceremony special. Our family was soo surprised, and it is something we will always remember. We would highly recommend Rachel if you want a special ceremony and are looking for someone you can trust and count on.
We were so pleased to have Rachel officiate our wedding at our home on Thanksgiving. We actually surprised our Read more...
We were so pleased to have Rachel officiate our wedding at our home on Thanksgiving. We actually surprised our families--our three kids were home from college and neither they, nor the rest of our family, knew we were going to get married on that day. We were so grateful that Rachel took time out of her own holiday to come over to our home and officiate our wedding. She called us several weeks before and sent emails with the ceremony and sample vow ideas. She was very warm and professional, and really made our ceremony special. Our family was soo surprised, and it is something we will always remember. We would highly recommend Rachel if you want a special ceremony and are looking for someone you can trust and count on. Read less
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Rachel and Frankie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rachel was not only an incredible officiant/life celebrant, but also a true help in planning our wedding ceremony. My husband and I asked her many questions throughout our planning in terms of the ceremony to get her advice on what would be best for certain things and her recommendations about things as well. Rachel always replied quickly with wonderful advice and help and always welcomed our questions. She also has an ample supply of resources that she had sent us to read, which helped for things such as choosing a reading for the ceremony, and ideas for writing our vows as well. Rachel has some fun little questionnaires to get to know you and when she writes her beautiful ceremony story, she includes wonderful details that came from your answers. Also, Rachel is wonderful for sending emails of encouragement, compliments, and even friendly reminders when you lose track of things that need to be done, which as a bride can be very helpful! She was never pushy though. I truly enjoyed working with Rachel and speaking to her often. She is readily available to help you in any way she can. She takes her job seriously and is passionate about it, which translated on our special day. My family and friends enjoyed her company and she was a pleasure to work with and significantly added to our experience! I highly recommend Rachel!
Rachel was not only an incredible officiant/life celebrant, but also a true help in planning our wedding ceremony. My Read more...
Rachel was not only an incredible officiant/life celebrant, but also a true help in planning our wedding ceremony. My husband and I asked her many questions throughout our planning in terms of the ceremony to get her advice on what would be best for certain things and her recommendations about things as well. Rachel always replied quickly with wonderful advice and help and always welcomed our questions. She also has an ample supply of resources that she had sent us to read, which helped for things such as choosing a reading for the ceremony, and ideas for writing our vows as well. Rachel has some fun little questionnaires to get to know you and when she writes her beautiful ceremony story, she includes wonderful details that came from your answers. Also, Rachel is wonderful for sending emails of encouragement, compliments, and even friendly reminders when you lose track of things that need to be done, which as a bride can be very helpful! She was never pushy though. I truly enjoyed working with Rachel and speaking to her often. She is readily available to help you in any way she can. She takes her job seriously and is passionate about it, which translated on our special day. My family and friends enjoyed her company and she was a pleasure to work with and significantly added to our experience! I highly recommend Rachel! Read less
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dan
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I have nothing but great things to say about Rachel! She took the time to go through our ceremony with us to make it personable and loving. She offered ceremony ideas that proved to be unique (wine unity & ring warming), and interesting. All of our guests said that it was a beautiful ceremony! We were very happy with Rachel's officiating from start to finish. She took the time to make sure that every detail was in place, and was open to specific changes that my wife and I wanted incorporated. We even had some last minute changes to the ceremony, and Rachel took it in stride and was completely understanding.

I hope anyone who reads this review takes the time to, at a minimum, sit down and talk with Rachel about officiating your ceremony, you wont regret it!
My wife and I have nothing but great things to say about Rachel! She took the time to go through our ceremony with us to Read more...
My wife and I have nothing but great things to say about Rachel! She took the time to go through our ceremony with us to make it personable and loving. She offered ceremony ideas that proved to be unique (wine unity & ring warming), and interesting. All of our guests said that it was a beautiful ceremony! We were very happy with Rachel's officiating from start to finish. She took the time to make sure that every detail was in place, and was open to specific changes that my wife and I wanted incorporated. We even had some last minute changes to the ceremony, and Rachel took it in stride and was completely understanding.

I hope anyone who reads this review takes the time to, at a minimum, sit down and talk with Rachel about officiating your ceremony, you wont regret it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I recently had the pleasure of working with Rachel Mueller-Lust. My husband and I were married in Poughkeepsie, NY in June. Rachel played an important role in making my wedding day everything I could have hoped for. She created a beautiful ceremony that was filled with meaning for me and my husband, and well as all of our guests. We were not planning on having a religious ceremony but still wanted to have a level of ceremony and formality. Rachel did exactly that. She wrote the ceremony based on our own words, but was able to use her experience as a wedding celebrant to create a heartfelt, appropriate and intimate wedding. Throughout the planning process Rachel had us do "homework", filling out questionnaires about our relationship and what we mean to each other. This homework forced us both to take time out to really consider why we were getting married and how we felt about each other. Planning a wedding is very stressful, and it is very easy to get caught up in the details. Rachel provided an excuse to take a step back and reflect on the big picture, the life long commitment that we were entering into. I highly recommend Rachel Mueller-Lust.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Rachel Mueller-Lust. My husband and I were married in Poughkeepsie, NY in Read more...
I recently had the pleasure of working with Rachel Mueller-Lust. My husband and I were married in Poughkeepsie, NY in June. Rachel played an important role in making my wedding day everything I could have hoped for. She created a beautiful ceremony that was filled with meaning for me and my husband, and well as all of our guests. We were not planning on having a religious ceremony but still wanted to have a level of ceremony and formality. Rachel did exactly that. She wrote the ceremony based on our own words, but was able to use her experience as a wedding celebrant to create a heartfelt, appropriate and intimate wedding. Throughout the planning process Rachel had us do "homework", filling out questionnaires about our relationship and what we mean to each other. This homework forced us both to take time out to really consider why we were getting married and how we felt about each other. Planning a wedding is very stressful, and it is very easy to get caught up in the details. Rachel provided an excuse to take a step back and reflect on the big picture, the life long commitment that we were entering into. I highly recommend Rachel Mueller-Lust. Read less
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