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Olivia V. · Married on 05/02/2020
Wonderful, responsive, and truly listened to what we wanted
Rev. Samora was perfect for us. She responded very quickly, honestly, and put us at ease. We married during the Pandemic and there was a bit of a learning curve to this process and Rev. Samora was very in the know and helpful with all of the details. She listened to us and created an individual ceremony for us. I recommend her fully and feel lucky we found her.Sent on 11/05/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Considering all the challenges we have faced throughout this period, I am so inspired by couples like you. Thank you for choosing me to be a part of such an important moment in your lives. Blessings to you!!
Daniel P. · Getting married on 03/05/2022
Rev. Samora performed a beautiful, personal, and heartwarming marriage ceremony for us in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Despite the remote nature, it felt every bit as intimate as a traditional wedding ceremony thanks to her.Sent on 05/27/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:It was so great to officiate your ceremony today. Congratulations again and thank you for leaving such a great review.
Rafaela T. · Married on 12/04/2020
Antonio was excellent, very attentive and responsible, I would definitely recommend him.Sent on 12/04/2020
Davitha R. · Married on 11/15/2020
Rev Samora helped make our ceremony unforgettable from start to end - she was so helpful in writing vows we both truly loved and delivered the ceremony in a wonderful way. All of our attendees/viewers commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and we will forever remember it. Would highly recommend her services!Sent on 11/29/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Thank you, Davitha! You are such a beautiful couple and you made me feel so comfortable and welcome in your home. Cheers to good health and an amazing, joyful new year!
Alicia C. · Married on 11/14/2020
Amazing, she was just perfect!
Samora made our ceremony absolutely perfect! The draft that she provided was great, but at the same time she was flexible to make the adjustments that we requested. We received many complements on how beautiful the ceremony was (specially from friends and family that connected trough zoom to watch it, because sadly Covid didn’t allow them to be there in person). The words were meaningful, perfectly chosen. She was very puntual, didn’t rush the ceremony and we can only say THANK YOU!! Highly recommendedSent on 12/02/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Thank you for the kind words! I am blessed to be able to show up and create some joy for you and your loved ones, near and far! Congratulations again!!
Tina · Married on 11/12/2020
Overall amazing experience. Thank you Samora for making my day even more specialSent on 11/30/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Congratulations! It was my pleasure to support you and share such a great moment with you! Happy Holidays.
Marco M. · Married on 10/30/2020
Antonio, our marriage official, who also speaks perfect spanish in case needed, performed our wedding ceremony in an incredible fashion. He was punctual, professional, and above all full of joy. He kept in touch with us for ever question we had, helped us through the process of getting our marriage license, and ultimately delivered an incredible speech. Incredible service, full of love and spirituality. Very respectful and understands every request made. Totally recommended.Sent on 11/19/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Thank you Marco for the amazing review. I am so happy that you were pleased with Antonio's service. He is a wonderful person and his love shines through in everything he does. Congratulations once again!!
Rashida D. · Married on 10/25/2020
She was amazing, she basically did everything i ask her and more.Sent on 10/29/2020
Paul R. · Married on 10/10/2020
Beyond our expectations
Reverend Dr. Samora was a dream come true for us! Trying to secure a meeting with the City Clerk was a challenge, but Rev, Dr. Samora updated us on newly scheduled times that we were able to secure. Energies run wild on a wedding day, but Rev. Dr. Samora’s calm demeanor was soothing and much needed for my husband and I.Sent on 10/21/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:I am so blessed to have met you and been the one to cross you over the threshold. Much love and blessings to a beautiful life together. Stay Gold!!
Kanassanan · Married on 09/14/2020
Rev. Samora was very professional and friendly. We love how our marriage was conducted. She asked our story and included our story in our ceremony, which was wonderful. She made our simple wedding into most memorable moment of our life.Sent on 11/05/2020
Fengyuan G. · Married on 09/06/2020
So talented and fun to be with. Nothing better!Sent on 11/02/2020
Alyssa N. · Married on 09/05/2020
Rev Samora was extremely professional, personable and made our wedding beautiful! She was promptly on time and was flexible once we had to change our wedding date. Definitely recommend!Sent on 10/23/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:It was such a joy to be in your presence and witness your love. You have a beautiful future to look forward and I am here to support you along the way. Thank you!
Nichcole G. · Married on 08/24/2020
My fiance and I had to cancel our larger wedding due to COVID-19, but still wanted to be legally married this year on our anniversary. Rev. Samora was wonderful throughout everything from questions we had about the ceremony, zoom, and the virtual wedding process that included our famous and close friends. We would recommend Rev. Samora to anyone looking for a professional and thoughtful ceremony!Sent on 11/07/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Thank you and may you both enjoy a long, successful, and loving marriage. I am grateful to have been able to support you during this challenging time. Congratulations and be well!!
Jameela A. · Married on 08/23/2020
Rev Samora was the perfect fit for our COVID wedding. We couldn’t have imagined our special day without Rev Samora being our officiant. She was able to seamlessly mesh our cultures while telling our love story.
Rev Samora, thank you so muchSent on 10/26/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Congratulations again to you and your beautiful family! May you always be blessed and protected on your journey together. Asé!
Dana S. · Married on 08/06/2020
My husband and I HIGHLY recommend her services. She made everything so easy and the experience was everything we wanted. Her calm voice, her beautiful words, made our day absolutely perfect. Thank you so very much.Sent on 10/20/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Congratulations again and thank you so much for your kind words. Please reach out if you need anything and stay safe and happy!!
Zhenhan Z. · Married on 08/04/2020
What an amazing experience with Samora. We were quite worried about how COVID could impact our wedding, but Samora did a wonderful job and made our ceremony still feel special, warm and unforgettable.Sent on 10/20/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so much for your warmth and gratitude. I am honored to have shared this time with you. Stay safe!!
Gabriel Q. · Married on 07/03/2020
Happy with her professionalism and class. Highly recommend.Sent on 10/08/2019
Rosa S. · Married on 07/03/2020
Wedding at Central Park
Out wedding was a miracle.Sent on 11/19/2020
Starting by the fact that we have been in the mist of a global pandemic. Every government office that could help us through the process of getting married was close and we had no hope on making our day a reality. We found Antonio on wedding wire and it was the best thing that ever happened to us. He helped us secure the perfect location for our wedding, guided us through the ceremony and held our hands every step of the way. Thanks to him everything was special and personal, very romantic too. I even recommended him to a cousin who’s officiant cancelled the day before her wedding and of course he was a dream.
Don’t hesitate to hire Antonio; he is an amazing human being, responsable and very organized. Both his Spanish and English are also impecable.
I couldn’t have asked for a better officiant.
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:Hi Rosa, congratulations to you again on being able to pull off such a wonderful ceremony during such unprecedented times. I am also grateful that Antonio was available to officiate and offer you such a memorable service. Thank you for your review and many blessings to you and your husband.
Priscilla T. · Married on 06/20/2020
Wedding Sept 26
Dr Samora was extremely professional, very helpful and understanding. We recommend her highlySent on 10/22/2020
Ya Peng · Married on 05/24/2020
I’m so happy to have found Samora! She made us feel comfortable and calm on the day of our wedding and on the days leading up to it too. We weren’t able to book her originally because she had 2 other weddings on the same day (she’s in high demand!) as ours but she managed to squeeze us in at the end. She was genuinely happy for us which makes a huge difference as an officiant. Thank you so much for making our day feel so special!Sent on 10/23/2020
Rev. Samora/Common Ground Ceremonies's reply:You are such a special couple with a beautiful story. I am so happy that I managed to be there on your special day to help you cross such an important threshold. I am especially appreciative of you both for being essential workers. I absolutely do care about your happiness and I am happy that you could feel that. Stay safe and be well!!
Martha · Married on 02/21/2020
Married us with 48 hours notice!
We didn’t want to get married in city hall after seeing the chaos while trying to register for our license, so we decided to do a quick civil wedding on our 10 year anniversary at our favorite restaurant. Samora was sweet, soft spoken, genuine, responsive, timely, and made our civil wedding flawless. Received our marriage license within 2 weeks!Sent on 01/16/2020
Samantha R. · Married on 12/09/2019
Wonderful from initial contact!
From the moment I connected with Samora she made the whole process of planning a wedding in New York all the way from England a complete dream. She was so helpful and was quick to respond. On top of this she is so warm and lovely! We had the most wonderful day and this was in great part due to Samora.Sent on 10/08/2019
Marisol · Married on 10/13/2019
We loved having Rev. Samora wed us in Central Park. Very professional and personally tailored our ceremony. It was beautiful and my guest loved it - “it was magical and perfect”. I’m extremely thankful for Rev. Samora.Sent on 11/19/2019
Storee P. · Married on 09/27/2019
This was such a special day for us and couldn’t have happened without you!Sent on 02/13/2020
Aeighra M. · Married on 09/20/2019
Having Rev. Samora officiate our wedding made everything just perfect. She was very sensitive, very responsive, engaging and ensures she caters to your preference, set budget and needs. As ours was a private wedding, she respected our choice and looked after us, as well as our guests, very well. We are extremely grateful as she made everything convenient for us: arranging our wedding venue, offered choices for reception, hired a photographer and violinist for us. We love her so much and we cant imagine anyone else marrying us. She was exceptional and we highly recommend her. It was lovely meeting her daughter too in the wedding. xx A&ASent on 09/27/2019