The Heart of the Wedding

259 Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07043 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Heart of the Wedding

The Heart of the Wedding offers wedding officiant services in Montclair, New Jersey, as well as the surrounding areas. Create a truly unique and memorable ceremony experience with this wedding expert, who will work with you to tell your love story in a way that reflects who you are. The Heart of the Wedding will work with you to celebrate the joining of your lives, hopes and dreams so that you can have the beautiful wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

Services Offered

This civil celebrant and interfaith minister cherishes your unique vision and will help create a ceremony reflective of your traditions, values, and the future you’ve imagined together. Whether you’re celebrating a religious or non-denominational service, The Heart of the Wedding can cover a variety of faiths and beliefs. Licensed to perform in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington and the District of of Columbia.

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  • Average response time 5.0

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    Emily Dillon · Married on 03/30/2019

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    Kind & Professional

    Gerald was absolutely amazing to work with. We met with him to create our ceremony and he had so many options for us depending on the vibe we wanted. He was also absolutely willing to use any readings we brought in and figured out how to work them into the ceremony. We got exactly what we wanted from him. He showed up early the day of the wedding to go over everything with our bridal party and family involved in the ceremony. Incredibly nice and professional and we highly recommend him!! We received so many compliments on our ceremony and we couldn't be happier.

    Sent on 04/01/2019
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    Samantha · Married on 03/23/2019

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    Unique, heartfelt, & personal ceremony that we (and guests) loved!

    The ceremony Gerry created with us was one of a kind and unique to us, and our guests were both moved and impressed by the ceremony. To me, a writer and a romantic, the content of the ceremony was one of my top priorities as a bride and Gerry was instrumental in making the ceremony a beautiful focal point of the wedding-- what the wedding is truly about! We wanted a secular wedding with Jewish cultural elements, and Gerry made that happen! He has a wealth of knowledge on many backgrounds of weddings and many texts to refer to to find the right passages. He made our ceremony truly interactive with "Modern 7 Blessings" where friends popped up at the end to read a blessing to us. This was not only a lovely way to honor friends and family- they were so moved to do it- but also created a fun element of surprise and joy. As the bride and groom, seeing and hearing our friends like that was so meaningful. The process of working with Gerry was great- he sends a questionnaire to each person in the couple and you fill it out separately, and then he uses your exact words with some editing to tell your story in a way that will get to the heart of you as a couple as well as entertain guests. Once he writes the first draft he sends it to you and you are free to work on it and edit it together to get to what you're dreaming of, and Gerry is totally open and flexible to make changes.

    On the day of, Gerry has a background in acting and it shows! He knows how to stage the ceremony for the guests to see best and for photos, and his pacing was fantastic. He has a delightful speaking voice. He also officiates the legal aspects before and after the public ceremony and that was done well and with no problems.

    Our wedding ceremony was spoken of as so unique and everyone wanted to know where we found him and who he was! Our photographers even added him to their preferred vendors list after the wedding.

    If you are looking for a truly heartfelt and full civil ceremony that will be true to you and unique to you as a couple, I cannot recommend Gerry more!

    Sent on 07/04/2019
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    The Heart of the Wedding's reply:

    Thank you so much for your lovely and detailed review- I loved working with you. You capture why I call my work The Heart of the Wedding

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The Heart of the Wedding FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services? $ 752.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 359.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal? No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals? $ 151.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for? Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union
  • What services do you provide? Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
  • What religious affiliations do you serve? Agnostic, Buddhist, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, No Denomination, Taoist
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate? Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed? CT, DC, MA, NJ, NY, PA, WA
  • What languages do you speak? English

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    Bridal Music Wedding Musicians

    Dear Brides to Be, Our Flute and Violin Wedding Duo had the honor of working with Gerald of "The Heart of the Wedding" at a stunning Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, taking place at The Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank, NJ. Gerald's presentation is elegantly polished and outstandingly professional. He expertly, and magically, kept a very nervous Bride and Groom, calm and collected, throughout their Ceremony! Bravo, Gerald! Sincerely, Flutist/Artistic Director Michele, Bridal Music

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  • 259 Park Street Montclair, New Jersey, 07043 See on map
    973-512-2418 (Phone number)

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