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Our family and friends are still talking about how amazing our ceremony was!!! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect way to share our love story. Sheila deserves all the great reviews. As other reviewers have commented on, she completely made our ceremony unique and special. It was your not average "boring" ceremony. Sheila took the time to get to know us and to make sure that we were comfortable with how the ceremony would progress. My husband was even nervous about being overly emotional and Shelia's calming nature and experience enabled him to relax and just focus on taking it all in. After the ceremony a lot of friends and family (especially my father) approached us and mentioned numerous times that Sheila was the best wedding officiant that they have ever seen....we couldn't agree with them more. Sheila, you deserve all of your 5 star reviews. Thank you for making our day so memorable. We cannot wait to get our video so that we can relive it all again.
Sheila was an absolute joy to work with! Her warmth and passion were felt from the first phone call, through the ceremony itself. She is such a genuine and loving spirit, and made sure that our day was super special and personal to us. I fully recommend Sheila for weddings!
Sheila was absolutely amazing. The ceremony was so beautiful and moving. Everyone was touched by it. We had so many people tell us the ceremony was the best one they ever attended. She captured our lives so vividly and eloquently. There was not a dry eye in the house- tears of Joy and Happiness. The stories, memories, and empathetic personalization really brought out our lives and captured our personalities. She met with us in advance to get to know us and helped us with advice every step of the way. She was able to bring in our family members into the ceremony. She was always available and made the process very easy for us and kept things calm as well.
We can't sing her praises enough. We would highly recommend her.
My husband and I want to make it super clear how we feel about Sheila...
She is Awesome and Amazing and Fantastic!! In other words, we LOVE her!!
Choosing her as our officiant was the best decision ever!!
Everyday we receive numerous of compliments on how beautiful our wedding ceremony was!
Sheila created a very personal ceremony as she met with us months before our wedding day and took the time to get to know us and our love story.
She made the ceremony an unforgettable one! It was unique and our most favorite part of the day!
Thank you Sheila for making our ceremony so special!! It was perfection and a dream come true! We Love you!
Tommy and Cindy
Our wedding ceremony definitely stole the show. Sheila was accommodating and always responsive before and even after our wedding. She made me feel comfortable from our very first contact. My husband and I knew that we wanted a ceremony that was both heartfelt and meaningful and would have our guests truly understand how we felt about each other. We wanted the event to be true reflection of us. Sheila absolutely delivered on all counts and more. Our friends and family are still telling us that the ceremony Sheila delivered was the most memorable one they have ever been to. She has been absolutely amazing and I would recommend her a million times over!
There are so many things I can say about Sheila but the best word to describe her is phenomenal!! She was so amazing!! Our ceremony was beautiful! She took the time to meet with my husband and I so that she could get to know us better. With this she took all the things we told her and incorporated them into our ceremony, which made it personable and like no other ceremony I have ever heard or seen.
She also suggested we use a tradition called hand fasting and I was able to use my grandmother's scarf and my grandfather was the one that performed the fasting. It was so touching to be able to have him included in our ceremony and even though my grandmother could not be there she was there in spirit.
There was not a dry eye during the ceremony and everyone came up to us afterwards and told us how spectacular Sheila was.
She made our day special and I am so happy that she was a part of it and she will continue to be a part of our lives!
We love Sheila!
Our wedding ceremony on July 5th 2014 could not have been any more perfect thanks to Sheila! My husband and I spoke with Sheila several times and met with her in person twice before our big day and we felt so comfortable and at ease with her the moment we stepped into her lovely home. She was very warm and friendly and truly made every possible effort to get to know us and our love story. My husband and I endured four long years of long distance across oceans and Sheila was able to express the hardships we faced as well as the real significance of our union at our ceremony. Sheila was extremely flexible and listened to every request we had. She came up with the brilliant idea of a "gummy bear exchange," which represented a part of how my husband and I came in contact years ago. Our wedding ceremony was so personalized and heartfelt, ALL of our guests raved about how beautiful and emotional it was. There were so many people that could not hold back their tears. We loved Sheila so much we invited her and her husband to our wedding reception! No one could've done a better job at marrying us in front of our nearest and dearest. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU SO MUCH SHEILA for the best ceremony we could ask for! If you are looking for someone fun, caring and experienced, there is no question Sheila is your #1 choice! Love, E & S
Sheila was so easy and fun to work with. At our first meeting (in person) we spent a few hours at her home with her getting to know my (now) husband and I, our stories, what we loved about each other...etc and near the end of the meeting she began brainstorming ideas for our Catholic/Muslim/Persian spiritual ceremony:) At a certain point I honestly got the chills because so much of what she was saying rang true to me. No matter how busy she was, she was always there when I had a question or to discuss an idea but never pushy (either via e-mail or over the phone). After the ceremony, we were overwhelmed with friends and family saying that was the best ceremony they have witnessed. They laughed, they cried and felt joy. Which are the exact adjectives I told Sheila that I wanted our guests to feel during our initial meeting. Mission accomplished! Her advice in all aspects from practical to grammatical were on point and priceless. I am so very happy that she was our officiant and cannot imagine any one else being the one to have done so. Many many many thanks to you Dr. Gross!
She made us feel completely comfortable. We loved her style of providing her services compared to a traditional ceremony. She recognizes all religions with a little twist and at the same time makes the ceremony very personal. After the ceremony, my family and friends were really impressed with her performance.I definetly recommend using Sheila. :)
I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to Sheila. She truly made our wedding day the happiest day of our lives. To say she goes the extra mile for you is an understatement!
We are from the UK and our wedding ceremony was to be in central park which added a level of complexity to the arrangements, however nothing was too much trouble for Sheila. She always answered emails extremely promptly, she spent lots of time on Skype with us understanding who we were as people and what we wanted from our ceremony. She also gave us lots of recommendations including photographer and musician who were both fantastic.
The ceremony itself was so beautiful. Sheila made it so personal to us and told our love story as though she had known us all our lives. She made the ceremony very inclusive of our guests which was very important for us as we only had a small group of 22. Everyone commented on how lovely and special the ceremony was. I have already watched the video of the ceremony back many times and shed lots more happy tears!
Thank you again so much Sheila for creating such a beautiful ceremony for us and giving us the happiest day of our lives xxxx
Everyone says their wedding is one of the most special moments of their lives. Having your guests purposely contact you days and even weeks following the wedding, many on multiple occasions, to express how YOUR wedding was such a memorable, loving, tender, joyous and special moment for THEM makes it even more fulfilling. After being together for more than 22 years, it was important we find the right officiant to help us craft our wedding ceremony. We could not have selected a better partner! Sheila helped us create a ceremony to honor our past, celebrate the moment, and embark on a joyous future. We were not just another couple or a "job" to Sheila. She took the time to get to know us and really understand our 22 year journey, which she so beautifully shared with our guests as part of the ceremony. Full of laughter and tears, our ceremony was unique and all about us. Nothing was generic or something you would see at every other wedding. Many of our guests have expressed it was the most beautiful and wonderful wedding they have ever attended. If you want a run of the mill wedding, Sheila is a great officiant and can accommodate your needs. If you want a wedding tailored just for you, full of love, laughter and capturing the essence of who you are as individuals as well as a couple, then there is no one better than Sheila!
Sheila did a fantastic job with our wedding. Neither one of us is very religious so we asked Sheila for something different. She asked questions about the two of us and created a unique ceremony that celebrated our relationship and involved special people in our lives. It was a total hit with the crowd! I can't believe how many times I heard from people that it was the best ceremony they ever attended. Thank you Sheila for helping to make our day memorable and unique!
Words simply cannot express how blessed my husband and I feel to have had Sheila as our wedding officiant. But I will try to summarize it in three words. Sheila REALLY cares. I feel as if I have known her my whole life. The warmth she brought to our wedding was unbelievable. She really took the time to get to know us, and our "story." Sheila made the wedding party, our family, and all of our guests feel they were part of the ceremony. Sheila spent an amazing amount of time getting to know both of us, and created a ceremony that could not have been more "us." It was casual, warm, and REAL. We have heard over and over from our family and guests that it was the "most heartfelt, warm, and unique" wedding that they have ever attended. Sheila will help you organize, give suggestions, and offer advice about vows, but most importantly, she will listen to what is important to YOU. We had a destination wedding in Central Park 2,000 miles away from where we live, so much of our planning was done via e-mail and phone calls. I knew the moment we spoke on the phone for the first time that she was right for us. When we renew our vows in five or ten years, I know who we will have at the helm. Thanks, Sheila! From the bottom of our hearts!
My husband and I could not have had a more unique, entertaining, and personal ceremony without shelia! From the moment we met her, we felt that she truly wanted to hear our story and figure out who we are as people and a couple. We did not want a ceremony that was "cookie cutter" and she came up with ideas for our special day that was true and consistent with us! People left out ceremony and said to us "honestly the best ceremony we ever have been to"...."I loved how she told your story"....."It touched my heart"! I never ever expected people to actually enjoy a ceremony as much as they did! She also was there to help with your vows if needed and to meet with you whenever needed! I would 100% recommend shelia to anyone who wants a personal and custom wedding ceremony!!! Thanks so much shelia!
We contacted Sheila after reading a few comments left by previous couples who were married by her. We were made to feel so comfortable and we were enlightened by her vision of how our ceremony should be and she helped us through all the jitters of preparing our function, even communicating with the venue owner to make sure that everything would be in order. The ceremony was spectacular. EVERYONE commented on how beautiful it was and they were all captivated by Sheila's words. The ceremony was unique and expressly written for us with such care, touching upon the many experiences in our lives that brought us even closer together. Without a doubt, we would highly recommend the services that Sheila can provide.
After our first meeting with Dr. Gross, my fiancee and I were certain that she would provide us with a memorable ceremony. We were not mistaken. Dr. Gross (Sheila, as she insisted we call her) ensured that the ceremony reflected our personalities and desires, while also allowing for our guests to be a part of the process. We received many wonderful compliments about the ceremony. For the most part everyone agreed that the ceremony was very unique and that it nicely captured the love that my husband and I have for one another. This was largely because Sheila truly listened to what we wanted and what mattered to us. If you are looking for a dedicated officiant who will take the time to know you and your partner and speak from the heart at your ceremony, Sheila Gay Gross is the woman for you.