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    Emma · Married on 12/01/2018

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    Wonderful!!! Our guests were blown away!

    Reverand Puja was the talk of our wedding! She did such a beautiful job on our ceremony it blew our family and friends away. She was extremely helpful through the whole process and very accommodating of traditions we wanted included. Puja made everything very personal and we could not be more grateful. She made our wedding ceremony the moving, intimate, and powerful event we had been dreaming of. We can't thank her enough.

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    Roots & Wings's reply:

    What I remember is how joyful your wedding ceremony was right from the start with the "elder flower girls" leading the way, and other "surprises"!! It was truly my pleasure to be your officiant. Thank you!
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    Emma Martin · Married on 12/01/2018

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    Wonderful!!! Our guests were blown away!

    Reverand Puja was the talk of our wedding! She did such a beautiful job on our ceremony it blew our family and friends away. She was extremely helpful through the whole process and very accommodating of traditions we wanted included. Puja made everything very personal and we could not be more grateful. She made our wedding ceremony the moving, intimate, and powerful event we had been dreaming of. We can't thank her enough.

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    Jian Ho · Married on 11/19/2018

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    Spiritually Uplifting

    We found Reverend Puja Thomson (“Puja”) through a referral by our wedding venue (Mohonk Mountainhouse), and we are immensely grateful for this chance encounter. Although I do not belong to any one specific religion, I am deeply spiritual, and I felt that sense of kinship with Puja. The closest description I can say is that she radiates goodness and positivity. We felt a deep connection with Puja who guided us and helped us craft a ceremony that was most appropriate for our wedding. Her officiating our wedding was truly a blessing.

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    Roots & Wings's reply:

    Thanks so much for your very touching comments. I wish you and Grace all the best for your first Holiday Season as a married couple..
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    Laurie · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Puja was the most amazing collector and organizer of all the different aspects of our wedding ceremony. We arrived at our meeting totally clueless and somewhat overwhelmed. She helped us understand tradition as well as personal choice. She gave us many options to choose from as well as being totally supportive of our ideas. The result was an amazing ceremony that was both official and very personal. I would give more than five stars if I could. Thank you Puja for an amazing event.

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    Roots & Wings's reply:

    I was delighted to be your officiant! Thanks for asking me... and I'm so please that that your ceremony exceeded your expectations. I'll always remember you singing the first part of your vows together!
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    Beth Ann · Married on 08/25/2018

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    So very grateful

    I have delayed writing this review because I felt my words couldn't fully express my gratitude for Puja. She helped to make our August 2018 ceremony so meaningful and was just a pleasure to work with. Puja helped us create a ceremony that reflected our personal beliefs while being accessible and welcoming to all our guests. It was an honor to have her as part of our wedding. Many of our guests, on the day and since then, described our officiant as the most wonderful they had ever seen. I agree and am so glad we found Puja.

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    Roots & Wings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your heart-felt review! I was so happy to work with you both and wish you all the best for 2019 and beyond! Do keep in touch...
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    Olesya · Married on 08/18/2018

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    Rev. Puja Thomson was our co-officiant at our August wedding at Onteora Mountain House. She came to our rescue after we realized our online-ordained ULC minister would not be viewed as legal on her own. Though she and our officiant did not meet each other prior to the wedding day, they blended perfectly to deliver a beautiful, seamless ceremony. It actually made the ceremony more lively and exciting to have two strong, wonderful women share the ceremony script. We had a Skype meeting with Rev. Puja to get to know each other better. She made helpful suggestions to improve our self-written ceremony script and vows. She is an organized, lovely, spiritual person who has passion for what she does. We would recommend Rev. Puja for any couple seeking an incredible officiant for their wedding.

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    Roots & Wings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your positive comments. It was a pleasure to walk up there with your friend as co-officiant. We did bond as a team on your behalf!
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    Erica · Married on 07/21/2018

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    Puja was a pleasure to work with & really takes the time to get to know you as a couple. She also explained everything about the ceremony very well to make sure we had a good understanding of all the details. Would highly recommend to anyone of all faiths.

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    Peggy · Married on 07/21/2018

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    Puja was a pleasure to work with! The day of the ceremony was better than I expected... The ceremony was opened with a Tibetan bowl sounding which Puja performed beautifully(feedback was that guests & myself wanted it to go on longer.) The ceremony as she recited and her deliverance of the wording of the ceremony was articulated and pronounced very deliberately and with reverence, which added to the feeling that something very special was happening. Loved her as our officiant!! Thank you, Puja for helping to make our day special.

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    Roots & Wings's reply:

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful and positive review!
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    Maggie · Married on 07/13/2018

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    Puja was absolutely amazing! The only thing we wish we had that we didn't get was more time with her! Everything went so fast, but we knew what an amazing person we had beside us! We strongly recommend her. She really takes the time to listen to what is important to you and helps guide your ceremony to be meaningful for a lifetime. Her spirit is bright and beautiful. You will not regret hiring her!

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    Lauren · Married on 06/23/2018

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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Puja, and I would highly recommend her to others. My husband and I were so glad to have her by our side throughout the planning process, at our rehearsal dinner, and during the day of our wedding. We were initially drawn to Puja because of her calming and grounding demeanor and her openness to working with us on our interfaith Jewish/Methodist ceremony. Her charming Scottish accent was a plus, as well! At the beginning, we had very general ideas of what we wanted from our ceremony. With Puja's guidance we were able to craft a truly unique and inclusive ceremony that incorporated elements from both of our families and faiths. The end result was a highly personal representation of the two of us as a couple – our values, families, and love for each other. Many of our guests commented on how moved they were by our ceremony, and how very "us" everything was. I really can't think of a higher compliment than that, and we have Puja to thank for helping us to achieve it!

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    Roots & Wings's reply:

    Thank you so much! It was a great pleasure to be your officiant!
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    Dawn · Married on 02/03/2018

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    She did an amazing job in such short notice and made my special day perfect

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    Maria · Married on 10/21/2017

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    We knew from our first meeting that Puja was the right officiant for us. Her warmth, knowledge and advice were everything that we needed to help create the ceremony we wanted. We received a lot of compliments at our wedding about how beautiful it was and how it expressed exactly who we were. As 2 people marrying later in life, we wanted something thoughtful and personal, which Puja helped us create. Additionally, her grace and presence at the wedding also fit perfectly.

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    Casey · Married on 10/13/2017

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    We can't say enough about how wonderful Puja was & is!

    Our wedding was made so wonderfully special & intimate due to Puja's attention to detail & love.

    We were looking for a more spiritual ceremony which was nature based and Puja made our dreams come true!

    Puja brought together elements of love, light, nature & family which was extremely important to us and we can't Thank her enough!

    We wholeheartedly recommend Puja as an officiant for all types of blessings & ceremonies!

    Love, Light & Life Casey & Brian *

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    Nicholas · Married on 07/29/2017

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    Puja was an excellent choice for our wedding ceremony at Mohonk Mountain House. She was very responsive and attentive in the planning process. She provided lots of examples of previous ceremonies with great meaning for us to pull from, since we did not know exactly where to begin. She provided us with an in-depth planning session where we drafted and finalized every step and what would be said. Come wedding-time, Puja was readily available to practice the day before. Our wedding guests were quite impressed with what a professional and beautiful ceremony that Puja presented. We are very happy with our choice!

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    Stephanie · Married on 07/15/2017

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    Puja was an exemplary officiant at our wedding. She was a very effective speaker and a valued spiritual help to us. With her guidance, we crafted the perfect wedding ceremony that spoke to us as a couple, and touched the hearts of our friends and family. She is a true professional who is flexible, punctual and reliable. I would recommend her to anyone without reservation.

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    C · Married on 02/14/2017

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    Working with Puja was a complete pleasure. She was very attentive to our desires and vision, and also extremely knowledgeable about how a ceremony can work. She had a wealth of examples of parts of the ceremony and entire ceremonies for us to look through. We were able to craft a perfect ceremony for us. Her presence was very warm and comfortable. I would absolutely recommend her to any other couples ready to make this commitment.

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    Tory · Married on 01/19/2017

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    Our ceremony was warm, personal and loving. Planning with Puja was professional, helpful and a pleasure. I am so happy we chose Puja to officiate.

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    Christopher · Married on 09/10/2016

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    Puja from Roots and Wings is truly a magical woman. Puja was easy to communicate with, very professional and helped make our ceremony decisions stress free and easy. We couldn't have asked for a better connection between us and our officiant PUJA. We didn't want the typical ceremony because we aren't typical people. We are spiritual but not religious and love nature. Nature and our love is what we wanted our ceremony based around and Puja did just that. Short, sweet, of nature and our union. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony and would recommend Puja without a second thought to everyone.

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    Peter · Married on 06/10/2016

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    Reverend Puja Thomson officiated our wedding at the Red Maple Vineyard in New Paltz, NY. From the beginning Ms. Thomson not only helped me and my betrothed understand all that it took to perform a marriage ceremony, she helped us along our path as a couple and helped us find a middle ground between both of our spiritual needs. The consultations prior to our wedding day were as important as the wedding itself.
    I would say that she is not only extremely well read and eloquent, but she really does help you flesh out your spiritual wants and needs with your partner. A loving and caring woman of the cloth.
    I would recommend to anybody looking to be joined in Union.

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    Janine · Married on 06/05/2016

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    It was a pleasure to work with Puja. She was one of the vendors recommended by Mohonk Mountain House where we had our wedding. After we had our introductory call, we went up to her place and talked about what we had in mind for our ceremony and she described her experience as an officiant. Puja was accommodating and worked with us to customize our ceremony. She made it an easy process for us since she had samples of previous ceremonies for us to review and get ideas from. During the ceremony she made us feel at ease with her calm and serene presence. Our guests later said they thought the ceremony was beautiful. We thought so too! I'd say the more specific you're about what you're looking for in your ceremony, the better the results. Puja will help you but you need to do your part too if you want the ceremony to reflect who you are as a couple. We'll always remember ours!
    We did interview other officiants who were either over the top or inexplicably very expensive or both. We highly recommend Puja.

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    Melanie · Married on 05/21/2016

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    We chose Puja as our officiant because we felt an instant connection with her. She is so lovely to work with and offered wonderful advice. She made our day even more special than we could have dreamed and we always felt like we had her undivided attention while going through the process of building our wedding ceremony. We would recommend her to anyone looking for an authentic, memorable, love-filled event.

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    Jim · Married on 05/14/2016

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    Puja was a sincere pleasure to work with as my spouse and I began to plan our wedding. Before our first meeting we had a really nice conversation with her on the phone where she asked us lots of questions and implored us to think about things that were important to us - as a couple - so that our ceremony would be well personalized. The meeting was a continuation of that exploration about us. There were a number of follow up calls where we further planned every detail of our ceremony with her. She really left no stone unturned as she seemed to want just what we wanted, which was a highly personalized and self styled ceremony. The wedding turned out to be beautifully just right and we were very happy. Puja is excellent, in all regards.

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    Elizabeth · Married on 04/30/2016

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    Puja was wonderfully helpful. We worked through a guided questionnaire that helped her get to know us, but also to focus us on what was important in our relationship that we would want to emphasize in our ceremony/marriage. She met with us and provided many examples of templates for different parts of the ceremony- some more elaborate and some more simple. We were able to find the tone we wanted to strike within the ceremony and she helped guide and tie the whole thing together so that it was meaningful and cohesive. She guided us through a practice of the ceremony so that we were prepared for the day of. Overall is was a wonderfully meaning ceremony to us, and we were so pleased to share our special day with Puja.

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    Puja was just wonderful. Very attentive. Gave us the guidance and advice we were looking for. Would highly recommend her

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    Alyssa · Married on 10/24/2015

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    Puja is AMAZING! She is kind, direct, patient and very easy to communicate with. Her spiritual presence and positive energy was instantly felt. Our ceremony was absolute perfection. It was the most beautiful day of our lives. Everyone who attended continues to talk about how unique and special our ceremony was, and that they have never been to a wedding like ours. She helped us to create a very meaningful and intimate ceremony that reflected exactly who we are, and what we believe, and that was most important to us. Puja worked with us over months via email, Skype and in person meetings. Her guidance throughout the process was beyond anything we both expected. We are so very grateful to her and what she helped to create for us. Puja is wonderful, professional and genuinely caring. We couldn't have picked a better person to be our wedding officiant. We highly recommend her services.

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