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Ritualisms by Alina M. Hensley

Troy , NY

LOCATION

Troy, NY 12180 US

PHONE

518-874-4033
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ABOUT US

It is my joy and honor to create for you a one-of-a-kind, fully customized wedding ceremony. I work with you to build the perfect ritual for your day, words and moments that will... Read more
It is my joy and honor to create for you a one-of-a-kind, fully customized wedding ceremony. I work with you to build the perfect ritual for your day, words and moments that will resonate with your beliefs and stay with you for the rest of your life. From creative readings and unique unity rituals to bursting into song, every aspect of your ceremony is 100% creatively, awesomely you.

I am always available to my clients, because I don't see them as clients, I see them as friends. You're welcome to contact me any time, with any thoughts, ideas, changes or requirements you have. I'm always excited to schedule collaborative sessions with you. We can get together at a coffee shop, my house/office or yours, and work on your ceremony organically, until it's done to your exact specifications. I'm not happy until you are.

The words spoken between two people can change them for a lifetime. I have a history with creative writing, religion and theater and I think the combination of these things have manifested in this wonderful career path of helping people create the extraordinary.

Please visit my website at Ritualisms.com (or click the link above) to learn more about how fun and memorable your ceremony has the opportunity to be!

Congratulations New York! YES, I support same-sex marriage! I would be honored to officiate your ceremony with love and the deepest joy! Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
12/31/2016
5.0/5.0
Alina was amazing! She was willing to book with little notice for a holiday wedding for my husband and I, and provided a beautiful ceremony that had all of our relatives (and us) in tears. We were looking for a completely non-religious hand fasting ceremony with meaning and Alina delivered. She shared her ideas for the ceremony which were okayed by my partner and I ahead of time and provided a wonderful, calming presence. Thank you so much Alina!
*note: cost was for a last minute holiday wedding, which we were more than willing to pay. Generally the cost is less.
Alina was amazing! She was willing to book with little notice for a holiday wedding for my husband and I, and provided a Read more...
Alina was amazing! She was willing to book with little notice for a holiday wedding for my husband and I, and provided a beautiful ceremony that had all of our relatives (and us) in tears. We were looking for a completely non-religious hand fasting ceremony with meaning and Alina delivered. She shared her ideas for the ceremony which were okayed by my partner and I ahead of time and provided a wonderful, calming presence. Thank you so much Alina!
*note: cost was for a last minute holiday wedding, which we were more than willing to pay. Generally the cost is less. Read less
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erica
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Ali was so great to work with for our wedding ceremony! Both of us did not really have anything set in stone for what we imagined we wanted for our ceremony, but Ali took the time to get to know us and created the most perfect ceremony. Both moms were so happy that they got their readings included, and we had so many compliments on how sweet of a ceremony it was! She was also super awesome getting us all ready and pumped up minutes before show time. Definitely hire her because she is amazing!!
Ali was so great to work with for our wedding ceremony! Both of us did not really have anything set in stone for what we Read more...
Ali was so great to work with for our wedding ceremony! Both of us did not really have anything set in stone for what we imagined we wanted for our ceremony, but Ali took the time to get to know us and created the most perfect ceremony. Both moms were so happy that they got their readings included, and we had so many compliments on how sweet of a ceremony it was! She was also super awesome getting us all ready and pumped up minutes before show time. Definitely hire her because she is amazing!! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
If you have any doubt in your mind about choosing Alina for your wedding officiant consider it squashed! She was amazing so look no further she is perfection! Her services are so heartfelt and sweet and you can tell just by talking to her she loves what she does. She is very quick to get back to you and has a sense of humor too which is refreshing. After the service was over she gave us a personalized booklet of of ceremony to have as a keepsake to look back on. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant... It's almost a shame I can't get married again to use her.... Just kidding.
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If you have any doubt in your mind about choosing Alina for your wedding officiant consider it squashed! She was amazing Read more...
If you have any doubt in your mind about choosing Alina for your wedding officiant consider it squashed! She was amazing so look no further she is perfection! Her services are so heartfelt and sweet and you can tell just by talking to her she loves what she does. She is very quick to get back to you and has a sense of humor too which is refreshing. After the service was over she gave us a personalized booklet of of ceremony to have as a keepsake to look back on. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant... It's almost a shame I can't get married again to use her.... Just kidding.
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Megan
Wedding:
6/18/2016
4.6/5.0
Alina was a wonderful part of our ceremony, and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun, unique officiant. Alina took the time to meet with us personally to ask what sort of ceremony we were looking for. She was well versed in a number of traditions, and answered any questions we had on them. To write our ceremony, she had the two of us fill out a questionnaire together, so that she could really get to know what it was that made our relationship unique. We opted to include a hand-fasting as part of the ceremony, and Alina made a beautiful cord--probably the nicest we've seen. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience!
Alina was a wonderful part of our ceremony, and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun, unique Read more...
Alina was a wonderful part of our ceremony, and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun, unique officiant. Alina took the time to meet with us personally to ask what sort of ceremony we were looking for. She was well versed in a number of traditions, and answered any questions we had on them. To write our ceremony, she had the two of us fill out a questionnaire together, so that she could really get to know what it was that made our relationship unique. We opted to include a hand-fasting as part of the ceremony, and Alina made a beautiful cord--probably the nicest we've seen. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Ali performed a beautiful blessing over our baby girl. She incorporated everything aspect we asked. I can't think of one thing I would have wanted differently.
Ali performed a beautiful blessing over our baby girl. She incorporated everything aspect we asked. I can't think of one Read more...
Ali performed a beautiful blessing over our baby girl. She incorporated everything aspect we asked. I can't think of one thing I would have wanted differently. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Unique Services
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Alina married us in August of 2013. She was so easy to work with and willing to change everything as many times as we asked to make our ceremony perfect. In just a few meetings and many many emails, she got to know us so well that people asked us after our ceremony how we knew her. People had a hard time believing that she wasn't a friend of ours. The ceremony book is a great keepsake as well.
Alina married us in August of 2013. She was so easy to work with and willing to change everything as many times as we Read more...
Alina married us in August of 2013. She was so easy to work with and willing to change everything as many times as we asked to make our ceremony perfect. In just a few meetings and many many emails, she got to know us so well that people asked us after our ceremony how we knew her. People had a hard time believing that she wasn't a friend of ours. The ceremony book is a great keepsake as well. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jess
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Alina was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony. My husband and I wanted a ceremony that was casual and personal for our outdoor wedding, with a personable officiant that worked with our personalities. Alina was a pleasure to work with. Alina worked with us during the months prior to the wedding to write the most personal and perfect ceremony we could have hoped for. We have had friends and family tell us that they actually learned more about us as individuals and as a couple from hearing all of the different parts of our ceremony. Countless people have told us it was one of the most romantic, beautiful, and unique wedding ceremonies they have ever seen. Alina was a huge part of making our day as wonderful as it was, and we couldn't be happier with our ceremony!!
Alina was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony. My husband and I wanted a ceremony that was casual and personal Read more...
Alina was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony. My husband and I wanted a ceremony that was casual and personal for our outdoor wedding, with a personable officiant that worked with our personalities. Alina was a pleasure to work with. Alina worked with us during the months prior to the wedding to write the most personal and perfect ceremony we could have hoped for. We have had friends and family tell us that they actually learned more about us as individuals and as a couple from hearing all of the different parts of our ceremony. Countless people have told us it was one of the most romantic, beautiful, and unique wedding ceremonies they have ever seen. Alina was a huge part of making our day as wonderful as it was, and we couldn't be happier with our ceremony!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Doryen
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
OMG Ali was amazing! She was incredibly professional and helpful in making our dream wedding become a reality. She helped us organize our readings and to make sure the ceremony (before AND after) went smoothly!

As for her role as officiant, she was an absolute delight. She wove our personal stories together to create a beautiful narrative of our engagement and relationship, and our future possibilities as a family.

We love Alina and could not have asked for a better person to make our wedding perfect.
OMG Ali was amazing! She was incredibly professional and helpful in making our dream wedding become a reality. She helped Read more...
OMG Ali was amazing! She was incredibly professional and helpful in making our dream wedding become a reality. She helped us organize our readings and to make sure the ceremony (before AND after) went smoothly!

As for her role as officiant, she was an absolute delight. She wove our personal stories together to create a beautiful narrative of our engagement and relationship, and our future possibilities as a family.

We love Alina and could not have asked for a better person to make our wedding perfect. Read less
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Lorien
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
Alina helped create an extremely personal ceremony script for our wedding. Her inspiration helped a frazzled bride find peace and reassurance in the words that would bring this couple together. I came to her at short notice, and she offered so much help. I wish I had had more opportunities to work with her because of how friendly and helpful she was.
Alina helped create an extremely personal ceremony script for our wedding. Her inspiration helped a frazzled bride find Read more...
Alina helped create an extremely personal ceremony script for our wedding. Her inspiration helped a frazzled bride find peace and reassurance in the words that would bring this couple together. I came to her at short notice, and she offered so much help. I wish I had had more opportunities to work with her because of how friendly and helpful she was. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Unique Services
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Denise
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Denise & Daniel, September 30, 2012, We are so happy we chose Alina as our wedding officiant. She made our special day even more special with her professionalism and warm personality. We are very pleased with the personalized pamphlets Ali hand-crafted for us. They will make wonderful keepsakes for many years to come!
Denise & Daniel, September 30, 2012, We are so happy we chose Alina as our wedding officiant. She made our special day Read more...
Denise & Daniel, September 30, 2012, We are so happy we chose Alina as our wedding officiant. She made our special day even more special with her professionalism and warm personality. We are very pleased with the personalized pamphlets Ali hand-crafted for us. They will make wonderful keepsakes for many years to come! Read less
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