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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant

New York , NY
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New York, NY 10028 US (map)

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212-628-2596

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ABOUT US

You've found the perfect mate, now let's have a perfect wedding! Your wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life! You should hire an officiant that... Read more
You've found the perfect mate, now let's have a perfect wedding! Your wedding day is going to be one of the most memorable days of your life! You should hire an officiant that understands your needs and your vision, and then creates it! Here's what one of my couples said:



"She says she does it because she just loves it. She may not realize it but Valerie Coleman is amazingly gifted in creating and writing the most beautiful, simple, romantic and very moving wedding ceremonies. Our guests remarked that our wedding was full of personal touches and was the best they had ever attended! Thank you so much Val for making a great success of the best day of our lives!"



I promise that if you hire me, you will feel the same joy that all of my couples have felt on their wedding day. And isn't that what it's all about!



You'll tell me all about yourself, your love story, your hopes and dreams for your wedding. I will then design a ceremony that is unique to you and reflects exactly who you are as a couple. The ceremony will be full of personal touches. Guests often tell me that it felt as if I knew the couple for a very long time.



I am a Celebrant and ordained nondenominational Minister. I have a diploma in Marriage Celebrancy through the Celebrant Institute. I am a licensed officiant in New York City and also serve eastern New Jersey, Westchester County New York, and The Berkshires Massachusetts, where I have a second home.



Let's meet to discuss how to make your ceremony truly special.



valcelebrant@yahoo.com

212-628-2596 home office

917-846-1431 cell



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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, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NJ, NY

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
I found Val online after searching for non-denominational officiants in Western MA. She doesn't typically do weddings in MA, but was happy to get the necessary license to to officiate our wedding. Val always responded to our emails within a day or two and worked closely with us to craft a ceremony that was personal and exactly what we were looking for. We worked remotely via phone/skype (we were in DC and she in NY) to design the ceremony and I felt like Val spent time getting to know us. She met with us multiple times to really understand what we were looking for in the ceremony and was always flexible and positive. She provided great suggestions for readings and ideas on how to make the ceremony really reflect our relationship and heritage. She also set deadlines for deliverables which I greatly appreciated, as i didn't want to be writing my vows the night before the wedding! So many guests commented on how beautiful, personal and unique our ceremony was. Tears were flowing and everyone was laughing throughout. For us and the guests it was the highlight of the whole wedding. You can't go wrong with Val!
I found Val online after searching for non-denominational officiants in Western MA. She doesn't typically do weddings in Read more...
I found Val online after searching for non-denominational officiants in Western MA. She doesn't typically do weddings in MA, but was happy to get the necessary license to to officiate our wedding. Val always responded to our emails within a day or two and worked closely with us to craft a ceremony that was personal and exactly what we were looking for. We worked remotely via phone/skype (we were in DC and she in NY) to design the ceremony and I felt like Val spent time getting to know us. She met with us multiple times to really understand what we were looking for in the ceremony and was always flexible and positive. She provided great suggestions for readings and ideas on how to make the ceremony really reflect our relationship and heritage. She also set deadlines for deliverables which I greatly appreciated, as i didn't want to be writing my vows the night before the wedding! So many guests commented on how beautiful, personal and unique our ceremony was. Tears were flowing and everyone was laughing throughout. For us and the guests it was the highlight of the whole wedding. You can't go wrong with Val! Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Laura and Brett- thanks so much for the great review! One of the joys of my "job" is meeting fantastic, happy couples such as you two, and making their wedding dreams come true!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had an out of state wedding and Val helped us with numerous details. She was very professional and made is feel very comfortable with the whole process. We truly enoyed working with her through out the entire process. I highly recommend her services.
We had an out of state wedding and Val helped us with numerous details. She was very professional and made is feel very Read more...
We had an out of state wedding and Val helped us with numerous details. She was very professional and made is feel very comfortable with the whole process. We truly enoyed working with her through out the entire process. I highly recommend her services. Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Elizabeth --- I'm so glad I was able to make your dreams come tru!
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Leanne
Wedding:
12/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Valerie performed a Vow renewal service for us in Central Park. we were celebrating 30 years of marriage. She did a wonderful ceremony based on our answers to her survey. From the start Val was very helpful, accommodating & friendly. We communicated by email as we live in Australia, and all replies, requests were met with efficiency.
It was lovely to meet her on the day, & we thoroughly enjoyed the celebration that she wrote for us. We would highly recommend Val .
Valerie performed a Vow renewal service for us in Central Park. we were celebrating 30 years of marriage. She did a Read more...
Valerie performed a Vow renewal service for us in Central Park. we were celebrating 30 years of marriage. She did a wonderful ceremony based on our answers to her survey. From the start Val was very helpful, accommodating & friendly. We communicated by email as we live in Australia, and all replies, requests were met with efficiency.
It was lovely to meet her on the day, & we thoroughly enjoyed the celebration that she wrote for us. We would highly recommend Val . Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

I loved meeting you two! 36 years together and you still seem so much in love. Everyone should be so lucky! Congratulations!
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Grace
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Val did an amazing job as officiant for our wedding. She truly captured the love of me and my husband and wrote a personal and beautiful ceremony. She guided the ceremony perfectly, sensitive to sticky situations, and situated herself so that the photographer could capture the super special moments. Val responded quickly and kept the everything on track. She is professional, kind, and truly gifted at her craft. I would recommend her to anyone getting married.
Val did an amazing job as officiant for our wedding. She truly captured the love of me and my husband and wrote a personal Read more...
Val did an amazing job as officiant for our wedding. She truly captured the love of me and my husband and wrote a personal and beautiful ceremony. She guided the ceremony perfectly, sensitive to sticky situations, and situated herself so that the photographer could capture the super special moments. Val responded quickly and kept the everything on track. She is professional, kind, and truly gifted at her craft. I would recommend her to anyone getting married. Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Grace, I absolutely loved making your wedding dreams come true for you and Oussama. Such an amazing couple! I wish you both much happiness!
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Melisa
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Val was so kind, and worked with us before the ceremony to make sure she really understood us. The ceremony was lovely, and we received so many compliments about it. I would recommend Val to anybody in need of an officiant!
Val was so kind, and worked with us before the ceremony to make sure she really understood us. The ceremony was lovely, Read more...
Val was so kind, and worked with us before the ceremony to make sure she really understood us. The ceremony was lovely, and we received so many compliments about it. I would recommend Val to anybody in need of an officiant! Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thanks Melissa and Stephen. The day was spectacular and I could see how much you enjoyed the ceremony. Your guests were smiling, laughing and crying as well. I enjoyed working with you!
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Tonyia
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with a Val as our officiant was an absolute pleasure for our wedding on September 26th. My husband and I had to plan our NYC wedding from London and Val made the process very simple and straightforward. We answered a few questions about ourselves and how we met, shared the information with Val and voila, our ceremony was created.

Val is very prompt in all communications. Even though we were 5 hours ahead of NY, we received responses back from Val within 24 hours of sending a query. She even offered to set up calls or Skype to review the ceremony. It was not necessary given the format she shared with us was exactly what we were looking for. Simple, lighthearted and personalized!

We explained that we didn't want a cookie cutter ceremony and worked with Val to deliver the ceremony we both wanted. She reviewed the ceremony with us until we were both 100% comfortable it was what we envisioned.

All of our guests were very complementary of how perfect and personalized our ceremony was and that was largely due to the work Val put in to make it special. I would highly recommend working with Val.
Working with a Val as our officiant was an absolute pleasure for our wedding on September 26th. My husband and I had to Read more...
Working with a Val as our officiant was an absolute pleasure for our wedding on September 26th. My husband and I had to plan our NYC wedding from London and Val made the process very simple and straightforward. We answered a few questions about ourselves and how we met, shared the information with Val and voila, our ceremony was created.

Val is very prompt in all communications. Even though we were 5 hours ahead of NY, we received responses back from Val within 24 hours of sending a query. She even offered to set up calls or Skype to review the ceremony. It was not necessary given the format she shared with us was exactly what we were looking for. Simple, lighthearted and personalized!

We explained that we didn't want a cookie cutter ceremony and worked with Val to deliver the ceremony we both wanted. She reviewed the ceremony with us until we were both 100% comfortable it was what we envisioned.

All of our guests were very complementary of how perfect and personalized our ceremony was and that was largely due to the work Val put in to make it special. I would highly recommend working with Val. Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind review! It was a pleasure working with you two and I so enjoyed meeting your families. Best wishes for a wonderful marriage!
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Dear Val,

Words cannot express how thankful we are to you. You made our ceremony absolutely incredible and guests came up to us the whole night (and even still!) commenting on how beautiful and unique it was. I will never forget how meaningful it was. All of your hard work truly made our wedding a dream come true. You are an incredible person and we felt so comfortable and confident with you by our side.

We cannot wait to receive the keepsake copy of the ceremony. What a beautiful idea!

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!

Love,
Lauren and Greg
Dear Val,

Words cannot express how thankful we are to you. You made our ceremony absolutely incredible and guests Read more...
Dear Val,

Words cannot express how thankful we are to you. You made our ceremony absolutely incredible and guests came up to us the whole night (and even still!) commenting on how beautiful and unique it was. I will never forget how meaningful it was. All of your hard work truly made our wedding a dream come true. You are an incredible person and we felt so comfortable and confident with you by our side.

We cannot wait to receive the keepsake copy of the ceremony. What a beautiful idea!

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!

Love,
Lauren and Greg Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

I absolutely adored working with you two! You were so obviously meant to be together and it was a true joy creating your ceremony. I hope you stay in touch!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Val was very warm, friendly, professional, and patient. She made a real effort to shape the ceremony to fit our preferences. We strongly recommend her.
Val was very warm, friendly, professional, and patient. She made a real effort to shape the ceremony to fit our Read more...
Val was very warm, friendly, professional, and patient. She made a real effort to shape the ceremony to fit our preferences. We strongly recommend her. Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for this kind review! I enjoyed meeting you two, and was touched to see your family come from so far away for the ceremony. Have a great celebration in Egypt with Hani's family! All the best to you.
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J. D.
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
VALERIE COLEMAN WAS SIMPLY THE BEST OFFICIATING AT OUR WEDDING WITH EASE AND GRACE AT OUR HOME WITH A SMALL CIRCLE OF FAMILY & FRIENDS. IF YOU WANT THE BEST CHOOSE VALERIE COLEMAN
VALERIE COLEMAN WAS SIMPLY THE BEST OFFICIATING AT OUR WEDDING WITH EASE AND GRACE AT OUR HOME WITH A SMALL CIRCLE OF Read more...
VALERIE COLEMAN WAS SIMPLY THE BEST OFFICIATING AT OUR WEDDING WITH EASE AND GRACE AT OUR HOME WITH A SMALL CIRCLE OF FAMILY & FRIENDS. IF YOU WANT THE BEST CHOOSE VALERIE COLEMAN Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved the way she wanted to get to know us and how she had prepared for the ceremony. It made it all the more special. The best thing about her is that she can put you at ease and make you see over the stresses of getting married and reminding you why you are embarking on the journey. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant and celebrant for our special day.
We loved the way she wanted to get to know us and how she had prepared for the ceremony. It made it all the more special. Read more...
We loved the way she wanted to get to know us and how she had prepared for the ceremony. It made it all the more special. The best thing about her is that she can put you at ease and make you see over the stresses of getting married and reminding you why you are embarking on the journey. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant and celebrant for our special day. Read less
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Valerie Coleman, Wedding Officiant and Celebrant responded with the following comments:

The process is fun, isn't it! That's why I enjoy doing what I do!

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