Rev. Samora Smith of Common Ground Ceremonies is a highly-acclaimed and award-winning wedding officiant and pre-marital counselor based in New York City. Rev. Samora brings more than 9 years of experience as an officiant and has united more than 1,000 couples of all faiths and backgrounds. She was raised in a multi-faith and multi-racial family which naturally gives her the compassion and sensitivity when working with couples of unique backgrounds and beliefs. All of her ceremonies are couple centered, love-filled and inclusive, always leaving a lasting impression upon you and your guests.
Common Ground Ceremonies perform personalized ceremonies that reflect the individual styles and tastes of each couple. Rev. Samora performs a wide spectrum of ceremonies including non-denominational ceremonies, spiritual weddings, interfaith ceremonies, LGBTQ weddings, vow renewals, and baby namings. She is also a licensed NLP/Hypnotherapist specializing in marriage preparation and relationship skills building. Rev. Samora understands the importance of seamless service, offering support to each couple beyond the wedding, not only ensuring a wonderful wedding, but also a successful marriage.
242 Reviews for Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Gabriel Quant · Getting married on 07/03/2020
Happy with her professionalism and class. Highly recommend.Sent on 10/08/2019
Martha · Getting married on 02/21/2020
Married us with 48 hours notice!
We didn’t want to get married in city hall after seeing the chaos while trying to register for our license, so we decided to do a quick civil wedding on our 10 year anniversary at our favorite restaurant. Samora was sweet, soft spoken, genuine, responsive, timely, and made our civil wedding flawless. Received our marriage license within 2 weeks!Sent on 01/16/2020
Samantha Rodriguez · Married on 12/09/2019
Wonderful from initial contact!
From the moment I connected with Samora she made the whole process of planning a wedding in New York all the way from England a complete dream. She was so helpful and was quick to respond. On top of this she is so warm and lovely! We had the most wonderful day and this was in great part due to Samora.Sent on 10/08/2019
Rev. Samora comes to your wedding day with a wealth of experience--as a musician, as a mother, as a minister. Her warm smile & candid conversation will immediately put you at ease. You can trust her to listen closely to your wedding requests, offer you experienced advice, and be there for you every minute of your ceremony to support you, honor you, and bring out the best in you! I am happy to recommend her as a friend & colleague, and encourage you to ask her to SING at your wedding!