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Shauna Kanter Registered Wedding Officiant NYC & Hudson Valley is a wedding officiant and ordained non-denominational minister in New York City. Her experience and genuine care for the couples who come to her make Shauna Kanter a beloved minister and lifelong friend. Whether you're planning a simple ceremony or a custom, spiritual experience for family and friends, Shauna Kanter could be the perfect officiant for your wedding.

Shauna has performed hundreds of weddings for almost a decade, making each one special and meaningful for the couple and guests. She is not only a registered wedding officiant, but a published writer and university professor as well. Her experience as a speaker and writer add depth to her ceremonies. You can feel confident with Shauna as she leads the ceremony and shows the values that matter to you and your partner most.

Services Offered
Shauna Kanter Registered Wedding Officiant NYC & Hudson Valley performs secular, spiritual, interfaith and intercultural weddings, and provides services LGBT couples. She provides unlimited ceremony scripts, with frequent updates and revisions until your ceremony is exactly what you want. A complete draft of your ceremony will be sent to you for final approval. There are no improvisations or extra touches; Shauna honors your wishes and performs the ceremony you create.

Other Services
Shauna Kanter Registered Wedding Officiant NYC & Hudson Valley also officiates vow renewals. She encourages couples to make their vow renewals as unique as their wedding ceremonies. These ceremonies may include honoring children, family members and friends, or can be a simple dedication between the couple.

Areas Covered
Shauna Kanter Registered Wedding Officiant NYC & Hudson Valley offers wedding and vow renewal services in New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Mid-Hudson Valley, and Westchester.

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Ceremony Rehearsal

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

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Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Reviews of Shauna Kanter Weddings

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Eric G. Sent on 06/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Special Officiant who cares

Shauna was the perfect officiant throughout the entire planning process. You can tell she really cares about the people she works with. She starts the process with a phone conversation to help get to know the couple and explain next steps. Then, we filled out a short and easy to complete questionnaire which she uses to write a personalized love story. It was a very collaborative process and we were able to provide feedback on the love story and make it perfect for us. The most impressive part was her delivery during the ceremony. She has a calming presence and that really helps when you're up there reciting your vows. We loved her and you should not hesitate to use her for your wedding, we would book her again in a heartbeat! Thank you Shauna! Much love, Eric and Lindsey.
Erica Sent on 12/28/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Officiant

We couldn’t be happier with Shauna as the officiant at our wedding. From the beginning, her calming and caring personality made us feel at ease and definitely helped on our wedding day, which was one of the main reasons we chose her. We received so many compliments on the way she officiated, and it was so nice to work with her throughout the process of writing our ceremony from beginning to end. On your wedding day, you need as many reassuring people around you as possible, and Shauna was exactly that to the both of us. She speaks gently, but so that people listen and are drawn into the ceremony, and helps make sure everything is in place so the ceremony runs smoothly. It really was just beautiful and we can’t thank her enough .
Naomi G. Sent on 01/20/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Shauna is an absolute must!

Shauna was an absolute gift in so many ways. My husband and I planned our own wedding of 160 people and what we thought to be simple was extremely difficult.
Shauna completely grabbed the wheel at times to assist us through the navigation of the most important part- The Ceremony.
She was fabulous and captured our story, our audience/guests and the it was just so beautiful There was not a dry eye during the entire ceremony!
I recommend her highly - you will not be disappointed.

Naomi Acompora
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