The staggering number of weddings that have been rescheduled due to Covid-19 has been heartbreaking.
As of 4/24/20 CoAW is offering Legally binding, Virtual Weddings, via FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or any of the new streaming services, to all couples in possession of a valid NYS Marriage License. Intimate ceremonies in person that conform to current social distancing guidelines are also available.
Is your love unstoppable? Call us and we'll keep you moving forward!
Church of Ancient Ways is a fully accredited Interfaith Church, specializing in both secular and religious services, with multiple locations on Long Island and nationally. With over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, founder Marie April Gismondi and her team of seasoned officiants perform weddings all over Long Island, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Known for their fresh approach, creative writing skills and original content, they provide all couples with meaningful, enjoyable, ceremonies that fit equally well as the dress will. Their website has civil, religious, and fusion sample wedding ceremonies, marriage license information, a video section with 30 video samples, and much more. Whether you are a couple that’s planning a simple non-religious civil union, or want a traditional celebration with special rituals, Church of Ancient Ways offers couples a truly joyful ceremony, with the right balance of laughter and tears, to ensure that everyone is emotionally participating and enjoying this special moment in your lives. Their goal is always to together create and deliver a ceremony you will absolutely love, and remember as being the best part, of the most amazing day of your lives.
Church of Ancient Ways provides wedding ceremonies that meet your needs. From minimalist to more elaborate, Church of Ancient Ways offers the following services:
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Indy Singh · Getting married on 05/02/2022
Wedding planning made easier with April on your side
Well yes, "wedding planning" and "easy" can be used in the same sentence and not, they do not have to be separated by "is not".... My wife and I reached out to April and instantly knew she will be the one officiating our wedding. She made the entire process around our ceremony so effortlessly easy to plan with easy to follow templates, encouraging words and just so much love for what she does.Sent on 03/05/2020
Not a single soul at our wedding forgot to mention how much they loved April. She is a FABULOUS public speaker and makes your ceremony nothing less than magical.
If you are getting married and are looking for an officiant - please do yourself a favor and get in touch with April. This is one decision you will thank yourself for making every step of the way. She is amazing and so are the beautiful people that work with her. I'd marry (my wife) again just to have April conduct our ceremony again.. Need I say more? : )
Elizabeth Stachtiaris · Getting married on 05/15/2021
Beautiful Ceremony, Flexible Booking
April was able to fit us in a few weeks in advance with a socially-distant ceremony during the covid pandemic. When we were scrambling just to be able to get married, she suggested a nice area to get married outside with lovely scenery to make out day special. Her speech was lovely, she definitely does a great job. She was recommended to me by several friends. I also highly recommend her.Sent on 05/15/2020
Emily Rutter · Getting married on 04/05/2021
A wonderful experience!
Rev. Joe made the task of reimagining our wedding due to COVID-19 easy! As soon as we made the decision to postpone, we reached out to April via the website, and Rev. Joe got back to us immediately. Scheduling was flexible and he penciled us in right away, not knowing how the climate would be in a few weeks. He was instrumental in helping us secure our marriage license and so helpful every step of the way! The ceremony was perfect, exactly what we always imagined, personal and modern. We received compliments from all guests on what a wonderful job he did. We can't thank him enough for being an instrumental part of our big day!Sent on 05/21/2020
Free Witness for your Virtual Signature Service
New York State currently allows couples with a valid NYS Marriage license to get legally married with FaceTime, Zoom, Skype and any other virtual meeting room. Simple Signature Services are $100.00 and come with a Free Witness.
We are also offering intimate ceremonies with an officiant physically present, that conform to current social distancing guide lines.
Fees vary by location.
So you just want your license signed? I offer quick but beautiful ceremonies or a simple signature service at my home in Kings Park as well as our offices in Plainview and Bellmore. Weekday and evening availability, with a limit of 2 guests to witness or we can provide a witness if it's a secret. The weekends aren't impossable for this service, but may require flexible and creative scheduling.
Part of what makes for a good ceremony is your guests being able to hear you. My system is all wireless and the mic is smaller than my pinky nail. No big turkey leg of a microphone in my couple's pictures! If the venue does not include a microphone, this can save you $250 - $300
I LOVE working with Pastor April. She's amazing, kind, funny. Truly gets to know her couples and makes each and every ceremony unique and special.
Absolute pleasure to work with!
April is amazing, every time I see her officiate a service I get excited. She talks about each couple as if she has known them their whole lives and keeps the congregation engaged throughout the entire service.