Weddings by Yael is a passionate wedding officiant based out of Norwalk, Connecticut. Yael Maxwell DeVita, the owner of this business, is non-denominational minister who performs ceremonies in and around New York City and Fairfield County, CT. She'll work with you one-on-one to create a custom ceremony that is personal to you as a couple. Weddings by Yael looks forward to sharing in your special day, whether you're having an intimate gathering or a grand affair.
Yael has a background in journalism, which allows her to craft your ceremony in a way similar to a profile of your relationship. She'll meet with you in person or via Skype to get to know you as a couple, and answer any questions you may have. Yael supports marriage equality, and is happy to incorporate any religious traditions you may wish to include. Her ceremonies usually last between 10 and 30 minutes, depending on the number of readings you would like and the length of your vows. Additional services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jenny Kai · Married on 08/18/2019
Lovely Officiant - Like a Friend
Yael was an absolute pleasure to work with from the beginning! We received praise from our friends and family and were actually asked if Yael was a friend officiating! A large reason why we chose Yael was because of her professionalism and friendliness, which she exuded even from our Skype call. There was no doubt in my mind at any point that she would deliver and was pleasantly surprised by how supportive she was throughout.Sent on 08/27/2019
Our initial conversation was for an hour, with fun and well-thought out questions which led to a beautiful rendition of our story for the ceremony. Yael was also happy to provide ideas of how to make our ceremony our own and include cultural traditions and readings. Finally, we were also able to send in our vows (separately) to Yael for a final read through and it was comforting to receive her encouragements before the big day!
If you are looking for a stellar officiant who can set the tone to your wedding in a lovely, warm, and intimate way, choose Yael!
Weddings by Yael's reply:Thank you so much for this kindhearted review Jenny! It was such a pleasure to work with you and Rob and I wish you the best in your future adventures together :)
samantha · Married on 06/29/2019
Yael is Fabulous!
We really lucked out when we found Yael to officiate our wedding! Meeting her felt like meeting an old friend - she made the conversation flow naturally and made us feel so comfortable. She seemed genuinely excited to get to know us and our story. We knew we wanted some Jewish traditions weaved throughout the ceremony which Yael was familiar with which was a plus. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect. She kept it short and sweet just like we wanted, but didn't leave anything out! She really nailed us and our story to a T! We couldn't be happier with our choice to have Yael officiate our wedding.Sent on 07/16/2019
Weddings by Yael's reply:Thank you so much Samantha! Reading this review just gave me goosebumps :) It was such a joy working with you and Dan and I'm so excited for your future together!
Miriam · Married on 06/15/2019
Our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without Yael
Yael did such a wonderful job with our June 2019 wedding. From the start, it was clear she wanted to get to know us as a couple and make the ceremony as personal as possible. She managed to get my husband, typically a man of few words, to talk about how we met, our relationship, and the proposal and turned our conversation into a really beautiful ceremony. She included just enough of our Jewish traditions but also worked with us to make it feel updated and modern — relevant to us as a couple. I can’t imagine having had our wedding with any other officiant.Sent on 08/28/2019
Weddings by Yael's reply:Thank you so much for including me in your very special day Miriam! I loved getting to know you and Josh and your venue was amazing. Best wished in the future!