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The Heart of the Wedding

Montclair, NJ View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$752 Typical Price

Based in Montclair, New Jersey, The Heart of the Wedding offers wedding officiant services throughout New York and New Jersey. Officiant Gerald Fierst is a Civil Celebrant and Interfaith Minister who creates unique and memorable ceremonies that tell your love story your way. Gerry is a renowned storyteller who has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival and at various universities and cultural centers across the United States. He has officiated hundreds of weddings throughout the Northeast and brings his exceptional public speaking skills to each of these celebrations.

Services Offered
The Heart of the Wedding presides over nuptials and civil services of all religions and traditions, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Chinese, and South Asian. He will work with you and your partner to craft an exchange of vows that reflects your backgrounds, values, and the future you’ve imagined together. He is a proud officiant for the LGBTQ community and has conducted same-sex ceremonies everywhere from Greenwich Village to Williamsburg art galleries. This minister is licensed to perform weddings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$752

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$359

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$151

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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    Sarah W. Married on 12/12/2021
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    Gerry was amazing!

    Gerry was the absolute best to work with. He guided us through every step and was very accommodating and flexible. He was an integral part of our wedding and we would recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant to make their wedding magical and special.

    The Heart of the Wedding's reply:

    Thanks so much for this lovely compliment . It was such a pleasure to share and be a part of your celebration
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    Nicole R. Married on 09/05/2021
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    Personalized and beautiful

    Gerry is a great guy who really cared about making our wedding day personalized and special. Our family all said that it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they'd ever been to. We would 100% recommend his services.

    The Heart of the Wedding's reply:

    I'm so lucky to be able to share such wonderful moments with you and your family. Thanks for the kind words

Awards

  • 129
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Bridal Music 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, NJ, 07043
9734641374
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