The best wedding ceremony your guests have ever attended - and you will remember it forever! Emily VanLaeys provides meaningful ceremonies for those who recognize the importance of the words and rituals that will bind you together for a lifetime of shared experiences. Emily specializes in nonreligious, interfaith, spiritual, intercultural, and civil ceremonies. As a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation and Institute USA, she has been trained in the art and orchestration of ceremony.
Emily will create a heartfelt wedding ceremony that reflects your beliefs and values, and your unique love story. Emily's individualized ceremonies include not just your choices of readings and vows, but a script written just for you, based on your feelings and stories about each other. The bride and groom have the final say about every word.
Emily's services include an interview, unlimited consultation during the ceremony planning and writing process, the rehearsal or rehearsal instructions, and a keepsake ceremony. She will officiate at the ceremony with warmth and joy. Fees are variable depending on the complexity of the ceremony and the distance of the venue from Oneonta.
Please contact Emily via her website: http://www.customweddingceremoniesbyemily.com
Recommended by 94% of couples
Gabrielle · Married on 09/23/2017
Before we got married, we never really gave much thought to wedding ceremonies. It always seemed as something that was more a formality to do. Something to make sentimental family happy before you got the party part. With Emily, she made the ceremony more of an extension of us and our relationship with each other, and found a wonderful way to share that with our guests. She made them laugh (and a few cry) and made the ceremony a main talking piece with our guests. How many times have you said to some one that their ceremony was the best you’ve ever seen? For us, none, but at least half of our guests (and counting!) made a point to tell us just that. When I think of my wedding day, the very first thing I think back on and smile about is our ceremony. The ceremony that Emily helped us craft and make such a huge part of our day. If I could give Emily 6 stars I would, but alas I only have 5 to give. Thank you Emily for helping to make our wedding day as fantastic as it was.
Kaitlyn · Married on 09/16/2018
Emily was wonderful! She provided us with so many options and so much information for our ceremony so that we could have it just the way we wanted. Communication leading up to the day was very easy, and although she wasn't able to attend our rehearsal she sent along detailed instructions. She was very professional on the day of the wedding and managed to keep things moving for us on a very hot day without it feeling rushed.
Kristen · Married on 09/15/2018
Emily was fantastic. The ceremony she wrote for us was perfect! So many of our guests commented on how beautiful our ceremony was.