Before becoming ordained in the Universal Life Church in 2012, I worked as a writer, teacher, and labor support doula. My experience as a doula immediately informed my new life as a marriage celebrant, and I strive to bring the same calm and good-humored presence to the planning of your wedding ceremony that I brought into the labor and delivery room. I'm here to help you take a deep breath about all the logistics, and stay centered in the love and committment that brought you, not just to this monumental day, but also to your ongoing and future life together.
I'm also a poet and occasional journalist, so it brings me great joy to craft meaningful and personalized ceremony scripts, based on your story as a couple and your wishes for the wedding day.
I write personalized ceremony scripts, working with you to identify what ceremony rituals have meaning for you as a couple. There is also the option of having me interview family and friends. I then select anecdotes and details that seem to capture the heart of your relationship according to you and the people who love you. I primarily perform non-denominational ceremonies, but am happy to include religious rituals, passages, and songs to make your wedding day exactly how you envisioned.
26 Reviews for Jillian Buckley Wedding Officiant
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Jaclyn Berger · Married on 11/05/2019
Hiring Jillian is a no-brainer!
Jillian officiated our wedding in LIC this past May. She is so lovely to work with--we really enjoyed collaborating with her to create a beautiful, non denominational ceremony. Jillian has a great framework for creating a unique ceremony. She really listened to what we wanted (to be clear, we had no idea what we wanted when we first met her) and guided us through the process. Jillian has a graceful, calming presence and we were thrilled to see her on our wedding day. If you have come across this review: contact Jillian ASAP!Sent on 06/06/2019
Sarah Ashey · Married on 10/05/2019
Best Part of our Wedding!
Jillian went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony amazing. So many guests told us that our ceremony was one of the most beautiful they'd ever witnessed, and were asking where we'd found her! She really captured who we are as a couple, and made our ceremony feel so intimate, loving, and funny. I cannot recommend her enough.Sent on 12/30/2019
Allison Isenberg · Married on 09/21/2019
Jillian was an absolute pleasure to work with, highly recommend!!
We were planning a small legal ceremony in Fort Tryon Park before heading to Italy for the larger symbolic ceremony, and we wanted an officiant who could help us make the day incredibly special.Sent on 12/31/2019
Jillian was amazing from the first point of contact to the day of the event. She was very friendly, well-organized, and clearly knew her stuff. But most importantly Jillian took the time and care to make sure that she got to know us and helped craft a ceremony that was personal and intimate, and really was fitting of our love for each other.
Jillian was the consummate professional, and went above and beyond on the day of the wedding to make sure that everything ran smoothly and beautifully, and even helped calm my nerves before the big moment.
After the ceremony she took care of all the paperwork and followed up with very kind words of support for our marriage.
We would recommend Jillian in a heartbeat to anyone looking for an officiant in the NYC area!!!
Jillian is a wonderfully beautiful officiant who is communicative, creative, and down-to-earth. Any time I'm unable to officiate a wedding for a couple, I refer them to Jillian who I know will take wonderful care with their ceremony.