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.
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.
136 Reviews for Jeddah Vailakis
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Beth Michele Greenberg · Getting married on 07/08/2021
We loved Jeddah!
We were very particular about the feelings we wanted our ceremony evoke - we wanted it to be heartfelt and touching, not too heavy but not necessarily lighthearted or funny. We wanted it to feel meaningful for all of our guests. We found all of this with Jeddah. She has such a beautiful and light spirit and was able to pull out of us all of the detail she needed to build an extremely beautiful ceremony incorporating our words with specific readings and stories we wanted to include but importantly with the setting and landscape of rolling hills and quiet, gentle breezes. We had just enough interaction that didn't feel like "work" and we had fun answering her questionnaire. It was just an absolute delight having her near. Strongly recommend.Sent on 10/23/2019
Jarrett Depasquale · Getting married on 08/04/2020
Thank you so much - you were wonderful to work with and your speech was perfect. We're so happy that you were up there with us, you made us both feel so comfortable. You made the process so easy for us, and we appreciate everything you worked through with us.Sent on 04/25/2019
Eliza T · Married on 09/21/2019
Very happy with Jeddah and our ceremony!
Jeddah was so helpful in putting together our ceremony, and she was amazing on the day of. We were not planning on writing our own vows and she encouraged us to do so, and we are very happy we did. I definitely recommend using Jeddah for your ceremony!Sent on 10/09/2019
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