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Jeddah Vailakis is a trustworthy and beloved New York wedding officiant and Interfaith Minister. When working with Jeddah, she will guide you through your inner journey leading up to the day of your wedding, and help you to connect to what matters most. Jeddah has a passion for storytelling, and will narrate your love story in ways that are meaningful and memorable for you and your guests. Her calming nature will guide you through the tough parts of planning, and will keep you centered on the big day. Choosing Jeddah as your officiant is a great first step for planning your wedding.

Jeddah Vailakis was ordained as a minister in 2002, after a close friend and mentor asked her to fill in as the officiant for a wedding of 350 guests. She fell in love with the role, and has been helping couples on their journey to marriage ever since. Jeddah has been featured twice in Martha Stewart Weddings, offering sage wisdom to couples about the planning process and what to expect during the ceremony itself.

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Jeddah offers religious, non religious and interfaith wedding ceremonies and civil unions. Jeddah believes that ceremonies should reflect the couple's love rather than adhering to strict traditions. She invites couples to choose their own reading materials and write their vows, and will help them to create the perfect wedding as they envision it. Jeddah also offers pre-wedding counseling for couples.

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Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Erin K. Married on 10/08/2022
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Truly the BEST!

Jeddah was the first and only officiant I spoke to - from the moment we met via phone, we connected, and I knew she was the perfect fit to marry my now husband and I. My husband and I have been together for a long time and have known each other 15+ years, so it was vital to have someone special and kind marry us. We wanted to incorporate specific things into our ceremony and make sure our families and guests truly felt the love and Jeddah made this happen. We appreciate Jeddah so much and will definitely ask her to do our vow renewal :)
Wesley B. Married on 06/03/2022
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So amazing!

EVERYONE was amazed and moved by our ceremony. It was SO special because of Jeddah. We couldn’t have asked for a more special ceremony. It was so much more than we could have envisioned. What a sweet and deeply caring person!
Tayler C. Married on 05/02/2022
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Jeddah is the best!

Jeddah was amazing and I would highly recommend her for any wedding! She took the time to get to know us as a couple and wrote a beautiful ceremony that captures so many special details about us as a couple. Thank you Jeddah!
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Reverand Jeddah is a beautiful gentle soul who will listen first and construct a ceremony that is truly you represented. Her demeanor and grace will add a note of calm to your wedding and you will feel the presence of her grace I adore working with her


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