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Illuminating Ceremonies/Christopher Shelley
On WeddingWire since 2011
I'd like to be the easiest vendor for you to work with. For every wedding I'm lucky enough to officiate, I try to create a ceremony that your guests will be talking about for years to come, ceremonies that are more personal, enjoyable, funny, meaningful and celebratory than most guests have ever seen. It's a high bar but I aim for it every time.
I'm a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. I can legalize marriages all around the country. I'm the author of Best. Ceremony. Ever (The Countryman Press/WW Norton). I'm a member of the NY chapter of the National Speakers Association. I'll be presenting at Wedding MBA in Las Vegas and The Special Event in Orlando.
For four years in a row, I appeared on 'The Rachael Ray Show', on Valentine's Day, officiating ceremonies in front of a massive national audience. In April 2014, I appeared on Joan Rivers' reality show, 'Joan Knows Best', emceeing a memorial service for her dog Max. Not many people can say that and have it be true.
Please note: if you reach out to me, PLEASE let me know where and at what time your wedding will take place, thank you!!!
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Christopher is an excellent officiant! He brings his charming, joyful personality to his work and it's evident he gives 100% to every client. There is no such thing as a boring or dry wedding when Christopher is the Officiant!
Christopher is a suburb choice as an officiant for your wedding. I guarantee that you will have a unique and fun wedding ceremony with his creative and lively touch.
Christopher really is illuminating! He is by far the funniest person I know and there won't be a face in the crowd without a smile on their face when Chris performs a ceremony. He is charming, polite and the best listener I know. He will deliver a ceremony that would surely put a smile on even "Aunty Betty that disapproves of this union" face.... Highly recommend.