Weddings By Aretha is an award winning boutique wedding officiating company serving NY, NJ, PA and is owned and operated by Certified Celebrant and Wedding Officiant Aretha Gaskin, delivering bespoke wedding ceremonies to couples from around the world.
With a flair for the fabulous and a passion for wedding ceremonies, Aretha brings experience, spunk, and unmatched personalized services to all her couples. She has but one goal, to exceed your expectations in every way so that the memory of your wedding ceremony is never forgotten.
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Alessandra · Married on 12/07/2018
Simply the best!
We are so grateful to have found Aretha! From our first phone call, we knew we found a true professional. Aretha took her time to get to know us through several conference calls and surveys and crafted the most beautiful, sentimental and unique ceremony for us. We are still receiving compliments on our ceremony, it was all our guests were talking about at the cocktail hour.Sent on 01/07/2019
Working with Aretha was an absolute pleasure and we can’t thank her enough for being such an incredible part of our big day.
Izaya McGrowder · Married on 11/11/2018
The Must Have Wedding Officiant!
Aretha Gaskin made our wedding ceremony unforgettable! Wedding planning can be the most stressful and scary task to undertake. Choosing the right vendors is crucial to having the perfect day. Some people will say the officiant isn't that important of an investment in the grand scheme of your wedding day, or that choosing an officiant can wait until later in the planning stages – that couldn't be further from the truth.Sent on 12/10/2018
Hiring Aretha as our officiant was worth every penny, and I wish we had booked from the first day we began planning. We contacted her through her website, to which she promptly responded and set up a telephone consultation. The conversation lasted over an hour because she was so personable. We hired her that same day.
From that day forward Aretha was always available to answer any questions and offer guidance not only for the ceremony, but for the entire wedding process. We eventually added Aretha’s rehearsal services; it's a must do. Aretha is so professional and meticulous. She runs a tight ship so nothing will be out of place. She was able to point out things to our venue about setup and placement that would have definitely been overlooked.
We asked for a very simple ceremony format. She delivered just that, and it was still unique and very classy. The vows she crafted for us were so beautiful and reflective of our personalities, as though we had written them ourselves, or she had known us for years. Our guests enjoyed our ceremony and raved about our vows and the sophistication of our nuptials.
Aretha's process is amazingly thorough; we had only to follow her lead and our wedding ceremony was sheer perfection. Also taking her advice for the rest of the wedding helped to make the rest of the celebration as magical and memorable as the I do's!
Allison · Married on 10/13/2018
Professional, kind, incredible wedding officiant!
We are forever thankful to have found Aretha. She is professional, knowledgeable, and kind, but knows when to push the limits. Aretha pushed us to be more vulnerable and honest than we could have been without her. She is extremely organized and thoughtful. She does a beautiful job at analyzing what the couple's thoughts and ideas are and making suggestions for improvements, without being pushy.Sent on 02/11/2019
Above all else, Aretha was respectful of our beliefs and tailored the ceremony to our needs. She understood our views on spirituality and religion immediately and was able to write the ceremony around this. She was able to tell our love story to our friends and family in the most beautiful and respectful way. We are so thankful to Aretha and highly recommend her!
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I’ve met a lot of Wedding Officiants in my career as a DJ but by far, Aretha is definitely at the top of my list as the Officiant I will be recommending to future clients. She is very personable and knows how to engage with people. She is fantastic during the ceremony, makes the couple and their guests laugh which helps to make the mood less stressful. Aretha is also very professional and just very easy to work with. If you’re planning your wedding and looking for an excellent Wedding Officiant, I HIGHLY recommend Aretha.
When you've been in the wedding market for over 15 years like I have you come across many officiants. it takes a true professional to bring insight, humor and reflection during a couples most sacred moments. Aretha's words and positive energy add a special touch to every ceremony that I've worked alongside her. She sets a great tone for the day and that is crucial for any wedding! She is by far the best at what she does! I love her and you will too!
Aretha is a fantastic Wedding Officiant! Her ability to beautifully deliver your ceremony on your wedding day and the care that she takes with every couple leading up to the wedding, is the hallmark of a true professional. If you’re able to book Aretha (she’s booked up months in advance!) do it! You’ll be happy you did.