Authentic Heart Ceremonies is a wedding officiant based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Helene A. Goldstein, MA, S.S.Th., is an ordained interfaith minister who specializes in conducting weddings, elopements, and vow renewals for couples. The officiant helps couples and families make their ceremonies the highlight of their special day.
Rev. Helene has officiated hundreds of wedding celebrations over more than 20 years. She achieved her degree and ordination in interfaith studies from The New Seminary in 1991 and earned her bachelor's degree in history from Rutgers University in 1997. She also has a MA in Russian history and literature from the University of London in 1999.
Authentic Heart Ceremonies officiates various wedding types, such as civil unions, non-religious ceremonies, and interfaith ceremonies. Rev. Helene can oversee ceremonies based in a wide variety of religious traditions, such as Catholic, agnostic, Baptist, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Methodist, Buddhist, and more. She is licensed to officiate weddings in various states, including Louisiana, New Jersey, Mississippi, and New York.
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Recommended by 99% of couples
Jessica · Married on 11/21/2017
Helene was the officiant at our recent NOLA wedding at the Chateau Lemoyne. It was perfect!Sent on 11/27/2017
We are from Pennsylvania, and working via email with Helene was perfect and stress-free.
The wording she used for the ceremony was moving and right on point for the crowd and us, as a couple.
We met right before the ceremony and the ceremony went off without a hitch! Such a perfect day!
Lulu · Married on 09/23/2017
Helene was such a thoughtful officiant. She was easy to meet with both via Skype and in person. My husband is from another country and we live abroad, and she had great ideas of how to incorporate both of our cultures and traditions into the ceremony. As a non-religious couple with religious family, we were a bit worried about how to create a ceremony that was both meaningful and authentic to us, but that would be recognizable and meaningful to our families. Helene did this gracefully and thoughtfully. I could not recommend her enough.Sent on 01/08/2018
Angela · Married on 03/28/2017
We were very happy with our vow renewal service. I would definitely recommend!Sent on 03/29/2017
I am thrilled to have this opportunity to recommend Helene for all of your wedding ceremony needs. She has a thorough knowledge of many different ceremony styles, and can perform anything that your wedding day requires with a sincere heart to make it all that you've dreamed it would be. When you prefer something unique and sentimental, give this ordained celebrant a phone call! LuAnn Parks, Wedding Coordinator Timeless Weddings of Mississippi
I have known and worked with Helene for over a year. She is smart, prepared, and wonderful to work with. Couples who meet her will be impressed and have a very professional officiant.