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Shauna Kanter Registered Wedding Officiant NYC & Hudson Valley

New York , NY
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219 Avenue B
New York, NY 10009 US (map)

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845-679-0154

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement!

Having performed 100's of weddings I will combine your story, beliefs and values, interweaving family & friends creating a unique ceremony... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement!

Having performed 100's of weddings I will combine your story, beliefs and values, interweaving family & friends creating a unique ceremony that expresses your love and commitment. I honor all traditions.; secular, spiritual, interfaith and intercultural.

It is an honor to craft and conduct a ceremony that is your choice. We start with a No-Obligation Complimentary Consultation. I will structure, organize and perform your ceremony with grace and warmth. I bring more than 30 years of experience offering a unique convergence of skills as a Celebrant Foundation Graduate, published writer and university professor.

I am your co-creator, resource person, encourager, and Legal Wedding Officiant. I create unique ceremonies and with each wedding that I write, I draw upon my writing skills to crystallize your story. My organizational skills as a director combine with my teaching skills to create an atmosphere of compassion. My vocal skills and command of language merge to beautifully express what is in your heart. For your no obligation complimentary consultation please call or Email. Thank-you for your consideration.

Website: www.Shaunaweddings.com

Email: Shaunacelebrant@yahoo.com

Phone: 917 494 6273

Serving New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Westchester.

Shauna Kanter is a legal registered wedding officiant, an ordained non-denominational minister and a celebrant. Read less
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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
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NJ, NY

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Mike
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Shauna is incredibly kind, creative, and professional. In working with her it was clear how much experience she has and excels are creating a unique and one-of-a-kind service. Would definitely recommend!
Shauna is incredibly kind, creative, and professional. In working with her it was clear how much experience she has and Read more...
Shauna is incredibly kind, creative, and professional. In working with her it was clear how much experience she has and excels are creating a unique and one-of-a-kind service. Would definitely recommend! Read less
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christina
Wedding:
4/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Shauna helped us create a customized ceremony and it turned out flawless. My husband and I knew we wanted something short yet meaningful. Neither one of us is very religious so to show respect for our parents who are, we needed a way to mention and include our families as much as possible. What I appreciate most about her is how she seamlessly coordinated many different personalities and people while we were rehearsing an hour before the wedding started! I remember getting very stressed out because no one was listening to directions and out of nowhere Shauna got everyone together and on point. She was professional and calm with managing our families, live musician, wedding coordinator, dj, and catering manager who all had a hand in the ceremony. I want to thank Shauna for helping us create a memorable day. People loved the ceremony and I think looking back it was my favorite part of the wedding.
Shauna helped us create a customized ceremony and it turned out flawless. My husband and I knew we wanted something short Read more...
Shauna helped us create a customized ceremony and it turned out flawless. My husband and I knew we wanted something short yet meaningful. Neither one of us is very religious so to show respect for our parents who are, we needed a way to mention and include our families as much as possible. What I appreciate most about her is how she seamlessly coordinated many different personalities and people while we were rehearsing an hour before the wedding started! I remember getting very stressed out because no one was listening to directions and out of nowhere Shauna got everyone together and on point. She was professional and calm with managing our families, live musician, wedding coordinator, dj, and catering manager who all had a hand in the ceremony. I want to thank Shauna for helping us create a memorable day. People loved the ceremony and I think looking back it was my favorite part of the wedding. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Shauna Kanter makes it SO EASY to have a beautiful, personal wedding. She’s warm, friendly, patient, funny, and very, very good at what she does. If you have Shauna as your officiant, you can be confident that your wedding ceremony is going to be wonderful! She guided us through the process with a gentle, steady hand, and she made it fun. She spent enough time with us to really understand what we wanted so she could create something that was personal to us. She gave us a lot of ideas to choose from—and I’m not just talking about music and readings. We chose ring vows that were meaningful to us, and we chose rituals that we wanted—like giving roses to our families during the ceremony, planting a rose bush and watering it together, remembering our deceased loved ones—and then Shauna put it all together and edited it, and edited it, and edited it again, until it was exactly as we wanted. Shauna gave us a tailor-made wedding. Many friends have told us it was exceptional. One dear friend said she’d been to many, many weddings, and ours was one of the best. She said it touched her deeply and warmed her heart, and that every word was perfect from beginning to end. We felt that way, too. We both beam when we talk about it. We simply cannot recommend Shauna highly enough, and we cannot thank her enough for taking such good care of us, and for making our special day so—well, special!
Shauna Kanter makes it SO EASY to have a beautiful, personal wedding. She’s warm, friendly, patient, funny, and very, very Read more...
Shauna Kanter makes it SO EASY to have a beautiful, personal wedding. She’s warm, friendly, patient, funny, and very, very good at what she does. If you have Shauna as your officiant, you can be confident that your wedding ceremony is going to be wonderful! She guided us through the process with a gentle, steady hand, and she made it fun. She spent enough time with us to really understand what we wanted so she could create something that was personal to us. She gave us a lot of ideas to choose from—and I’m not just talking about music and readings. We chose ring vows that were meaningful to us, and we chose rituals that we wanted—like giving roses to our families during the ceremony, planting a rose bush and watering it together, remembering our deceased loved ones—and then Shauna put it all together and edited it, and edited it, and edited it again, until it was exactly as we wanted. Shauna gave us a tailor-made wedding. Many friends have told us it was exceptional. One dear friend said she’d been to many, many weddings, and ours was one of the best. She said it touched her deeply and warmed her heart, and that every word was perfect from beginning to end. We felt that way, too. We both beam when we talk about it. We simply cannot recommend Shauna highly enough, and we cannot thank her enough for taking such good care of us, and for making our special day so—well, special! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Shauna was officiant for our wedding in Central Park Sunday October 12th. I can't imagine a better officiant than Shauna; she was friendly, very professional, quickly responded to emails, and took an interest in our story and helped make our vows and wedding personalized and special. Shauna put together our personal story into a beautiful ceremony. She arrived in Central Park before the ceremony to prepare, and helped us find the best location for the ceremony. As my (now wife) is from Japan, and her family attended, we hired a translator so that the family could clearly understand the details and subtleties in the vows as English is not their first language. This meant that Shauna had to go slowly with the ceremony and pause during the translation; this she did patiently and gracefully; I felt that she was very happy to be a part of it and make it a special day for everyone. I would highly recommend her as officiant - professional, courteous and considerate in every way. Thank you Shauna!
Shauna was officiant for our wedding in Central Park Sunday October 12th. I can't imagine a better officiant than Shauna; Read more...
Shauna was officiant for our wedding in Central Park Sunday October 12th. I can't imagine a better officiant than Shauna; she was friendly, very professional, quickly responded to emails, and took an interest in our story and helped make our vows and wedding personalized and special. Shauna put together our personal story into a beautiful ceremony. She arrived in Central Park before the ceremony to prepare, and helped us find the best location for the ceremony. As my (now wife) is from Japan, and her family attended, we hired a translator so that the family could clearly understand the details and subtleties in the vows as English is not their first language. This meant that Shauna had to go slowly with the ceremony and pause during the translation; this she did patiently and gracefully; I felt that she was very happy to be a part of it and make it a special day for everyone. I would highly recommend her as officiant - professional, courteous and considerate in every way. Thank you Shauna! Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Shauna is a DOLL and is super patient, responsive and flexible. We had a small wedding and organized it remotely from Australia in just 2 weeks time. No processional, no DJ, no wedding party -- and she guided us along so that we could craft vows that were more in line with a comedy skit than a traditional wedding. She also let us edit her opening to feel like it was more "us". Furthermore, on the day of the wedding, we forgot the rings and she calmed us while one of us went to go grab them and made light of the situation. She was a fantastic officiant, incredibly compassionate and all around lovely to work with. I highly recommend her! PS - thank you so much!!
Shauna is a DOLL and is super patient, responsive and flexible. We had a small wedding and organized it remotely from Read more...
Shauna is a DOLL and is super patient, responsive and flexible. We had a small wedding and organized it remotely from Australia in just 2 weeks time. No processional, no DJ, no wedding party -- and she guided us along so that we could craft vows that were more in line with a comedy skit than a traditional wedding. She also let us edit her opening to feel like it was more "us". Furthermore, on the day of the wedding, we forgot the rings and she calmed us while one of us went to go grab them and made light of the situation. She was a fantastic officiant, incredibly compassionate and all around lovely to work with. I highly recommend her! PS - thank you so much!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Shauna is amazing! From the first phone call I knew she was the perfect fit for our ceremony. Shauna has a calming effect on you and creates a relaxed atmosphere that really puts you at ease. We met in person and shared our love story with Shauna. She then did a fantastic job in 1) creating a detailed time line for us 2) writing a beautiful ceremony 3) being very open and responsive to any changes we had. The day of the wedding I was a nervous wreck. Once Shauna walked in I felt calm and in control of the day. She led a beautiful ceremony and my guests left talking about the ceremony (not just the reception!). I would recommend her to any couple. She has a wealth of knowledge/past experience to help guide you in creating your perfect day.
Shauna is amazing! From the first phone call I knew she was the perfect fit for our ceremony. Shauna has a calming effect Read more...
Shauna is amazing! From the first phone call I knew she was the perfect fit for our ceremony. Shauna has a calming effect on you and creates a relaxed atmosphere that really puts you at ease. We met in person and shared our love story with Shauna. She then did a fantastic job in 1) creating a detailed time line for us 2) writing a beautiful ceremony 3) being very open and responsive to any changes we had. The day of the wedding I was a nervous wreck. Once Shauna walked in I felt calm and in control of the day. She led a beautiful ceremony and my guests left talking about the ceremony (not just the reception!). I would recommend her to any couple. She has a wealth of knowledge/past experience to help guide you in creating your perfect day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for more from a wedding officiant. From the start when we first met her, Shauna really won us over with her warmth and sense of humor. She worked so hard to create a personal and intimate ceremony for us. On the day, our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be, all thanks to Shauna. She made our guests feel so welcome and relaxed, and we all had smiles on our faces from start to finish. She also made sure we were well prepared and had everything we needed for the big day. We're so thankful to Shauna for everything she's helped us with, and for making our wedding ceremony such a special time for us and our guests.
We could not have asked for more from a wedding officiant. From the start when we first met her, Shauna really won us over Read more...
We could not have asked for more from a wedding officiant. From the start when we first met her, Shauna really won us over with her warmth and sense of humor. She worked so hard to create a personal and intimate ceremony for us. On the day, our ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be, all thanks to Shauna. She made our guests feel so welcome and relaxed, and we all had smiles on our faces from start to finish. She also made sure we were well prepared and had everything we needed for the big day. We're so thankful to Shauna for everything she's helped us with, and for making our wedding ceremony such a special time for us and our guests. Read less
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Shir
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a hard time finding an officiant, and Shauna Kanter was sort of a last resort—I didn't know her or anyone she worked with: I found her during an online search, and decided to give it a shot. Well, it was the best decision I made... From the first email communication, through phone conversations and the entire process of writing the vows and editing them, Shauna was extremely professional, aware and sensitive to family dynamics and character and to the differences in communication between my husband and myself, and the result was a ceremony that was moving in its simplicity and honesty and as" close to home" as it could possibly be. If I had to do this again, I would not change a thing.
I had a hard time finding an officiant, and Shauna Kanter was sort of a last resort—I didn't know her or anyone she worked Read more...
I had a hard time finding an officiant, and Shauna Kanter was sort of a last resort—I didn't know her or anyone she worked with: I found her during an online search, and decided to give it a shot. Well, it was the best decision I made... From the first email communication, through phone conversations and the entire process of writing the vows and editing them, Shauna was extremely professional, aware and sensitive to family dynamics and character and to the differences in communication between my husband and myself, and the result was a ceremony that was moving in its simplicity and honesty and as" close to home" as it could possibly be. If I had to do this again, I would not change a thing. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Shauna worked us to create a beautiful wedding. From our first contact with her she was warm and calming. As a same-sex couple (two grooms) we did not have a long history of wedding tradition to fall back on. With Shuana, we developed a ceremony that called on some traditional aspects while also recognising what makes us as individuals, and as a couple, unique.

She listened to our history to interpret our "love story", she worked with us to develop our vows and she included parts that made our guests feel welcome and part of the ceremony. We really enjoyed working with her. She was an oasis of calm in the long process of planning and executing a wedding.
Shauna worked us to create a beautiful wedding. From our first contact with her she was warm and calming. As a same-sex Read more...
Shauna worked us to create a beautiful wedding. From our first contact with her she was warm and calming. As a same-sex couple (two grooms) we did not have a long history of wedding tradition to fall back on. With Shuana, we developed a ceremony that called on some traditional aspects while also recognising what makes us as individuals, and as a couple, unique.

She listened to our history to interpret our "love story", she worked with us to develop our vows and she included parts that made our guests feel welcome and part of the ceremony. We really enjoyed working with her. She was an oasis of calm in the long process of planning and executing a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Shauna officiated our wedding, and we could not have been happier! The search for an officiant was difficult, as we wanted to make sure we connected with the person. We knew Shauna was the right person on our first call. She was very responsive and was easy to work with. When she arrived the day-of, she was efficient and helped to calm our nerves. We would recommend her to anyone!
Shauna officiated our wedding, and we could not have been happier! The search for an officiant was difficult, as we wanted Read more...
Shauna officiated our wedding, and we could not have been happier! The search for an officiant was difficult, as we wanted to make sure we connected with the person. We knew Shauna was the right person on our first call. She was very responsive and was easy to work with. When she arrived the day-of, she was efficient and helped to calm our nerves. We would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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