Custom Ceremonies is a wedding officiating company serving couples out of Oneonta, New York. Emily VanLaeys is a certified celebrant who takes a personal interest in getting to know the couples that come to her to lead their ceremony on their big day. She understands that the words and rituals that make this event so special play a big role for everyone involved, and she is willing to work with you to make sure it is nothing short of perfect.
Custom Ceremonies wants to work with you to showcase your beliefs, values, and ultimately your love story for you and your closest friends and family. Emily will work with you to customize your ceremony with readings, vows, and script written just for you based on your relationship and the feelings that you share. This customized process is initiated through an interview and then fine-tuned with unlimited consultations leading up to the big day. Whether you are looking for someone to lead your civil union, an interfaith ceremony, vow renewal, religious or not, she will work to create a ceremony you’ll love! Packages are based on your event details with the option to add on a ceremony rehearsal.
Recommended by 98% 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.
Scott A. Wrighr-Grant · Married on 10/20/2018
Emily made everything smooth and put us at ease
EMILY was wonderful. We were so grateful that EMILY was able to do our ceremony with only a month's notice. We had thought that my future sister-in-law was going to marry us but when that was not to be we had already set a date and had invited people. EMILY came to the rescue. She made us feel at ease and allowed my sister in law to focus on the pictures which really was better. I'm glad we got a professional in EMILY. She took care of everything and knew just what to do. I would not have changed a thing. Thanks Emily. Scott and Dann Wright-Grant.
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.