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Nicole Wambach · Married on 10/25/2019
Claudia is amazing!
Claudia is a consummate professional. She is prepared for everything down to the last detail. Not one stone was left unturned nor was any of her process shrugged off. She is detail oriented and that is a huge plus. We felt upon first meeting her a sigh of relief as she not only put us first but also got to know us and really understand us. This attention to not only detail but personalities is what makes her uncommon. Her ceremony was written with such intention that many in our audience felt she had known us for years when in fact we had only known her briefly. Claudia is a coordinator too, and her ability to take the pressure off of us and allow us to focus on each other and the day made the difference. She is most of all patient. Claudia took the time with us both in planning and on our day to make sure we were not only set with everything but all the details and our headspaces. Claudia brings a adaptable personality to her roll which we found truly refreshing and pleasant. She is both a voice and guide while also being a silent observer. She even set my husband at ease by having a beer with him shortly before our ceremony! You can’t go wrong with Claudia: attention to detail, professionalism, courtesy, and most important of all personable.Sent on 11/06/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Thanks so much for your review, Nicole! I think you know I adored our Halloween-themed wedding and how invested you and Nick were in making it a fun celebration! I'm glad that you were happy with my work. But don't let it get out that I had a beer with your husband pre-ceremony... I don't do that with everyone!! ; )
Allison · Married on 10/19/2019
Couldn't have been better!
First I have to say we were constantly given compliments about how awesome Claudia was for our ceremony. You can really tell she loves doing what she does and that just makes for an amazingly beautiful ceremony. She really wants you to have the wedding of your dreams. And she makes it happen. Before the ceremony she was checking up on us to make sure we were doing good and if we needed anything. Not only is Claudia a fantastic officiant, but a truly amazing friend.Sent on 11/09/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Allison, thanks for taking the time to review my work. I'm so glad you loved your ceremony! I took it as a personal challenge to put as much of my heart & soul into your ceremony as you put into your wedding planning & decor! Together we made a great team! Thanks again for trusting me!
Ashley Brackett · Married on 09/21/2019
Exceeded all of our expectations
Working with Chaplain Claudia was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We have talked to a few other officiants before Claudia and they just did not feel right. When we met Claudia we knew we found the perfect match for us. Claudia really knew what she was doing and was a huge help when we had no idea what we were doing. She is very easy to work with and tailors everything to be exactly how you want. She definitely has a lot of experience and is great at what she does, and it is clear she loves doing it. She gave us deadlines when we needed to have things to her which was very helpful with staying on track when things got crazy with planning other things. She really walked us through the whole process so we knew what was going on the day of the wedding. Her price is very fair also. After our wedding we got so many compliments on how great she was. We will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant.Sent on 10/14/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Oh, Ashley.... thanks so much for your kind words! I really do enjoy guiding couples through a process that is completely new to them... and I'm glad my service made your day smooth and successful! All the best to you and Greg!!
Danielle · Married on 09/20/2019
Super easy, Very personalized, most of all UNIQUE!
I would HIGHLY recommend Claudia! When we first met I had so much resting on my shoulders and the biggest weight was choosing the best Officiant. My husband and I were BLOWN AWAY with her expertise, service and dedication to us! She's super flexible with meeting places and times, super detail oriented and even offers advice! Our ceremony script took hard work and time to put together and she made sure it was unique but most importantly, shed light on how our journey truly began and how it will continue to grow. Something like this that was so complex to me, she made very easy and that weight was lifted! Super thankful for Claudia and her dedication to making this a breeze for us!Sent on 10/02/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Danielle - Working with you and Nick to create a "lightly religious" but personal ceremony was a delight! Thanks for your review... I'm so glad I was able to lift that weight off your shoulders! All the best to you both!
Leah Swett · Married on 09/07/2019
Chaplain Claudia is the best!!
We were absolutely thrilled with Chaplain Claudia, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect person to officiate our wedding. She was eager to meet with us beforehand and discuss our vision for the day, and she was reassuring and warm throughout that meeting as she could probably tell we were feeling a little overwhelmed. On the day of the ceremony she helped calm us and gently remind us of timing while offering to help in any way she could so that things went smooth. And they truly did go perfectly. She has a gentle yet commanding presence and nearly everyone commented afterwards what a great job she did. We feel so grateful that we found her. And did we mention she gives THE BEST hugs?! We cant recommend her enough. Thank you for everything Chaplain Claudia!Sent on 09/09/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Awwww, Leah... you're making me blush! I'm so very pleased that our paths crossed and I had the privilege of conducting your ceremony! It was truly a special event, and all the planning and work you put into it showed! Congratulations again!
Kayla Boomhower · Married on 07/24/2019
There are not enough good things to say about Claudia! From the moment we had our first conversation until even after the ceremony she has been incredible! Throughout our experience we could really tell how much she loves doing this and that made us feel 100% secure that we made the right choice in choosing her. Once our vows were written she took the time to read them over before the big day and that was a huge added bonus. Everything that she said during the ceremony fit my wife and I to perfection. We received so much positive feedback from our family about choosing Claudia. I would recommend Claudia to anyone and everyone!Sent on 07/30/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Thanks so much,Kayla! Your intimate and meaningful wedding was a real joy, and I'm so happy I got to be a part of it. I'm glad to hear that I helped keep it stress-free and so positive. Wishing you all the best!
Monica Grimes · Married on 07/14/2019
Claudia was a delight to work with , starting with our first meeting she came well-prepared providing ideas and suggestions for our ceremony and was flexible to ours. She has a bright and friendly personality and after meeting with a few other chaplains we knew she was the right fit. We received several emails leading up to our special day and she always responded to our questions within 24 hours communication was seamless . She is extremely professional . We would highly recommend her services to all. Claudia helped to make our wedding day even more special and we will never forget it!Sent on 07/21/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Monica - I also knew from the first time we met that you & Andy had something very special and that your intimate wedding was going to be amazing! I'm so happy you were able to incorporate some of my suggestions, and everything came together beautifully! Congrats again!
Kasey Gruendle · Married on 07/13/2019
Wedding July 13
Cladiua was very easy & pleasant to work with! She was very attentive and responded quickly.Sent on 07/17/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Kasey - Thanks for your kind words. Your small family wedding was a lovely event! Thank for trusting me to be a part of your big day!
Rocco Mancusi · Married on 07/11/2019
Great Experience for us both
wedding was held in a cottage in Lake George NY, she was on time and performed a great ceremony for us in front of my familySent on 07/22/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Rocco - It was a pleasure getting to know you and helping to make your wedding personal and meaningful. All the best to you!
Alyssa Gilhooly · Married on 05/18/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer... the best!!!
Claudia was actually the first vendor we hired. We knew as soon as we spoke with her over Skype that we wanted her to marry us. We were looking for someone to make our ceremony special, personal and memorable, and Claudia did all of that and more. She is professional, passionate and so clearly loves every part of what she does. Our ceremony was so perfect - our guests all told us it was beautiful!!! Thank you Claudia!!!!Sent on 05/28/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Hi Alyssa. You and Jeff have an extraordinary love, and I had as much fun as you did celebrating it and helping you to tie the knot! I'm glad you were so pleased. All the best to you both!
Peiyang Ding · Married on 05/05/2019
She listens to all of our requests and help us to achieve them :) Really appreciate it!Sent on 05/12/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Thanks for your kind words, Peiyang. It was a real pleasure marrying you and Lissi! All the best to you both!
Victoria · Married on 05/04/2019
She's the best!
If you want a ceremony that is thoughtful and personal and beautifully delivered then you want Chaplain Claudia as your officiant! We knew from the start that Claudia was the right fit for us, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Claudia really collaborated with us to make our ceremony special and unique, and our guests loved how personal and fun it was. She is a true professional and it's clear that she really cares about her couples.Sent on 05/14/2019
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Thanks so much, Tori! It was clear from the beginning that you and Justin were a couple that I would love working with... I'm so glad we worked together to create such a personal ceremony to celebrate you two! Congrats again!
Alisha · Married on 10/14/2018
3rd time's a charm!
I can't say enough about Claudia! She was the 3rd officiant we had met but the minute my (now) husband walked out of the Panera after first meeting her, we were like omg...we just found the person whose going to marry us. She's personable, supportive, enthusiastic, a good listener...everything you want in your officiant! She's open to new ideas and we were able to make our ceremony truly our own. Guests are still raving about our ceremony. It was the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary, which is exactly what we were striving for. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is engaged and planning their wedding.Sent on 10/24/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Alisha - Thanks so much for your kind words!! I knew from the first time we met that you & Andrew were a cool couple and I was just as excited to work with you as you were with me! So glad everything came together to give you the perfect ceremony for your big day!
Kerry Conlan · Married on 10/11/2018
The Perfect Choice for the Best Day of Your Life!
We feel absolutely blessed to have found Claudia. From the moment I spoke to her on the phone, I knew that we found the perfect person to marry us! Claudia knows exactly what to do. She is very organized, notably responsive, cheerfully professional, wholeheartedly kindhearted, and exceptionally gifted. One thing that really stood out to us was the time that Claudia put in to really get to know us. She creatively inputted a bit of our relationship history into our beautiful and sentimental ceremony. For example, it absolutely poured on our wedding day, but Claudia didn't see the rain; she saw a meaningful story. She told a tale of how it is impossible to untie a knot that is soaked in water. This was so appropriate not only due to the rain, but because we got married lakeside. Everything Claudia said or did stood out to make our special day one that we will treasure forever. Our guests spoke of how Chaplain Claudia Meyer made our ceremony momentous. We are forever grateful for her calm demeanor and warm sincerity. Trust me, Claudia is the only person you want to officiate the most important day of your life!Sent on 10/30/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Kerry - Thank you so much for your heartfelt comments on my work. Your wedding was intimate and one-of-a-kind, and it was my honor to oversee the details and create a ceremony that celebrated your story! All the best to you and Mike!
Beth Matzkin · Married on 10/06/2018
Amazing to work with
Claudia was more than we could ever hope for. She was attentive and understood our needs. We was able to take two different cultures and blend their traditions seamlessly into one beautiful ceremony. She was always well prepared and had plenty of availability to meet. We had many compliments on our wedding ceremony and none of that would have been possible without Claudia.Sent on 10/30/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Beth - I'm so glad you were pleased with the ceremony. When I met you and Michael, I knew your cultures, traditions and family were so important and needed to be celebrated, but not in a way that would overshadow your relationship. Thanks for giving me a joyful challenge!
Cindy · Married on 09/29/2018
Claudia was wonderful...we thought so and so did all of our guests! We met with Claudia several times and she gave us guidance, got to know us and offered up great suggestions to make our ceremony reflect "us". It was just the perfect wedding ceremony...personal, serious, humorous, traditional with lots of "us" throughout. The ceremony was the JOY of day and that was due in large part to Chaplain Claudia. Can't thank her enough for her energy, enthusiasm and her ability to keep everyone so calm, comfortable and smiling.Sent on 10/10/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Cindy - It was a genuine pleasure getting to know you and Pat, and I'm so glad you were comfortable with making the ceremony both funny and romantic - because that's what you two are!! All the best!
Jackie · Married on 09/22/2018
Claudia was absolutely amazing! As an anxious person, I knew I needed some handholding through this process and she did just that. It is very obvious when working with Claudia that she has many years of experience. Claudia is so organized and great with communication. She would call or email and perfectly lay out any information we needed to know. When I got the first draft of our wedding ceremony script, I instantly starting crying because she just knew exactly what we wanting. We did have some slight tweaks we wanting to make (just for our own preference, nothing that Claudia did wrong) and she was so open to any changes and was ready with suggestions. At the rehearsal, Claudia took charge and made sure that everyone was lined up correctly and standing where they needed to stand along with guiding us through how the ceremony was going to go. This made for a very efficient rehearsal along with just an incredible wedding day ceremony. We will never forget our wedding day and that is with the help of Claudia.Sent on 10/11/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Jackie - Wow! What an epic celebration your wedding turned out to be! Thanks for your review... it was so great working with you to create a ceremony that reflected you both... including the surprise arrival of Tyson (your dog!) with the rings during the ceremony! So glad I was able to contribute to making it such a great day!
Laura Lyden · Married on 09/08/2018
Chap Claudia to the rescue
Claudia performed a beautiful ceremony for us on edge of Lake George at the Sagamore ! She offered many suggestions, asked many questions and delivered a very personal ceremony. Our guests commented on how lovely it was and that it felt like she really knew us. We were a bit casual on the schedule for the rehearsal day of and the ceremony, even though we had a lot of moving parts, and Claudia really helped to manage everyone. She was a huge asset and we could not have had the beautiful day we did without her. Thankful and grateful for her involvement.Sent on 10/30/2018
Sarah · Married on 08/11/2018
We could not have had anyone better than Claudia for our wedding ceremony. When we first met it was over a Skype call but we knew right away we made the right choice. Claudia has such a wonderful energy and is so easy to communicate with. The way she understood my husband and I and what we were looking for in our ceremony made planning easy and stress free. She even made suggestions we would have never even thought of that we ended up using in the ceremony. The rehearsal went so smoothly and she was able to instruct everyone in an informative yet easy going manner. Even when rain changed things on our wedding day, she was quick to adapt and keep the ceremony flowing smoothly. We are truly grateful to have worked with someone who was able to understand so much about us and our love for each other. Family and friends can't say enough about how personal and beautiful our ceremony was. Thank you Claudia!Sent on 08/19/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Sarah - Your words are exactly why I love doing this work!! So glad I was able to make things less stressful and help things flow smoothly... even when the rain fell! Your & Greg's love is amazing, and it was my privilege to come along and celebrate it!
Erin · Married on 08/04/2018
Claudia was a pleasure to work with and we cannot recommend her enough! Claudia is passionate about her work and took the time to truly understand my husband and I. She asked thought provoking questions during our first meeting that made their way into a beautify crafted ceremony script! We used her wedding vow guide as a tool to create personalized vows, held a beautiful rose ceremony for our mothers and enjoyed her poem and blessing selections throughout. Claudia guided us throughout the entire process and we felt confident with her by our side. Thank you for helping make our wedding day a dream come true!Sent on 08/16/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Awwww, Erin... you're making me blush! Your & Ricky's story and ideas about the ceremony were so fun to work with! Thanks for allowing me the chance to tell your story & celebrate your love!
Caitlin · Married on 07/27/2018
Claudia was amazing, from the moment we first spoke until after our ceremony was done, and through every little detail in between!!! She goes above and beyond! We had a maid of honor dress disaster the day of rehearsal dinner. My MOHs dress got lost in the mail and we were going to buy a new one last minute, we called Claudia to push back our rehearsal time. She with out hesitation agreed and said no problem at all! She made our special day just as I was dreamed it would be!!! So many thanks to her! ❤️Sent on 08/02/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Thanks, Caitlin! Your & Micheil's wedding was really something special! Thanks for choosing to work with me and celebrate in such a meaningful way! All the best to you both!
Kristen · Married on 07/07/2018
Wonderful Officiant and Person!
I cannot recommend Claudia Meyer enough! What initially drew us to her was her very reasonable price point, and we were immediately confident with choosing her after our first phone conference. We wanted a completely non-religious ceremony and had several members of the LGBTQ+ community in our bridal party and in attendance as guests. Not once did we feel any pressure to include religious script nor that she would be in any way uncomfortable with any person that would be at our wedding. Claudia was professional, warm, and friendly with every single person she interacted with.Sent on 11/03/2018
Claudia was extremely organized and flexible. She also has an incredible personality - she’s the kind of person that immediately puts you at ease and gains your trust. This feeling is a welcome one during the wedding planning process. Throughout the process, Claudia provided helpful resources and was available for any questions we had. During the rehearsal, Claudia got to know our parents and bridal party by name and did a wonderful job taking charge, making sure everyone knew exactly what to expect.
During the preparations and planning of the ceremony, she was welcoming of edits and adjustments we made to the ceremony script, which resulted in us having a ceremony that truly felt like “us.” Many guests complimented how personal the ceremony felt and how great of a speaker Claudia was. Many said it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to and I’ve already been asked for her name by several people!
Deb · Married on 05/19/2018
Claudia was perfect! So glad we found her. She is outgoing, well spoken, at ease, and professional.Sent on 05/25/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Deb - Your love and commitment were so beautiful, even a torrential rainstorm couldn't dampen the mood! Thanks for trusting me to be a part of your big day!
Michelle · Married on 05/18/2018
Claudia is amazing! From the first time we spoke on the phone, she was so helpful and open to what we were looking for. We also changed location last minute and she was great with it! She was always there for questions and support. Made the day smooth and perfect. Highly recommend Claudia!Sent on 06/03/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Hi Michelle. Thank you for your kind words! Your "simple elopement" was simply beautiful! I was honored to be a part of your special day, and so glad you chose 'Simply Unforgettable Elopements' to marry & photograph you!!
Danielle · Married on 04/26/2018
Claudia was awesome from the very first time we met her! She responded to my inquiry immediately and was incredibly accommodating! We were planning our wedding in the Capital Region, but we live an hour and a half away. Claudia set up our first meeting at a location halfway between both towns, and was flexible in scheduling our second meeting for a time when we were already in the area meeting with our venue. At our first meeting, we felt comfortable with her right away. She took a genuine interest in our story and in our expectations for our ceremony. Claudia did not just hand us vows that we would be using, but instead helped us incorporate our own unique touches into the ceremony. The result was a breathtaking ceremony that fit our relationship perfectly. We selected vows that perfectly described our relationship, but did not realize how emotional they would be to say in front of all of all friends and family until it was time to recite them. I was fighting back tears throughout the vows! Luckily, Claudia noticed this and injected some light humor into the ceremony. She adapted easily to all the changes that occurred that day (rain moving the ceremony, dropping the rings during the ring exchange), and had such a positive attitude that was downright contagious! All of the guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, and how friendly Claudia was! We never would have thought that someone we found online and had never met before would end up being more than just a “vendor” contributing toward our big day, but Claudia made such an impact on both of us that we felt like close friends by the end of the process. We are truly hoping to have another occasion to meet up with her in the future, and are beyond happy that we had the opportunity to work with her for such a special day.Sent on 05/07/2018
Chaplain Claudia Meyer's reply:Wow. Just Wow. Thank you, Danielle, for your wonderful words! I knew that you and Anthony were looking for something "out of the ordinary" for your wedding, and I'm so glad our paths crossed and we were able to work together to make your dreams come true! I wish you both all the best!