Your Special Day

The decision to get married is one of the most significant of our lives. Your wedding day marks the transition from being “you” and “me” into becoming “us”. Your ceremony sanctifies the profound choice to share you life with your beloved. I offer a preliminary interview during which we can get to know each other well enough to determine whether we would like to walk this path together. We can meet in person, via Skype or over the phone. When you choose me to officiate at your wedding, you will receive much more than just someone to make your union legal.

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Cara and Paul’s Saratoga Polo Wedding

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Tell me about yourselves and your vision for your ceremony.

I will listen carefully so that your wedding day will be a true reflection of who you both are and what you envision your life together will become. I will be available to guide you through the process of defining the elements that will make this celebration uniquely your own. I will support and encourage you to write your own vows or help you find samples from which you can choose. Sometimes sample vows serve as inspiration for writing your own. Perhaps the perfect expression of your intent has already been written and you can choose to use it as it is. I will guide you in choosing elements of the ceremony such as readings, prayers, and rituals. Would you like advice regarding traditional elements for a religious wedding or an interfaith marriage? I will be available to guide you throughout the process of creating this affirmation of your lifetime promise to one another.

Together we will manifest your vision for your wedding day.

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Jamie and Andrew's Wedding in the Adirondacks
Photo by
Jessica Beamgard
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Alyssa and Eric's Lake George Club wedding
Photo by Casey Connell

"Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with during the whole planning process. Our ceremony was everything we ever dreamed of and more! You captured our relationship so perfectly and created a ceremony full of love and happiness through your words! So many of our guests raved about how wonderful you were and how unique and personal our ceremony was… we couldn’t agree more! Your advice, guidance and way with words made it so special! We appreciate everything you did and how smoothly you made everything during what can be a pretty hectic time!"

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It's official, we're married!

Karie and Todd at Spit and Spat, Congress Park
Photo by Josephine Solimene
  • Christine and Jeremy's Burlap and Beams Wedding

    Dave Bigler Productions

  • "Thank you for such an amazing ceremony. So many have expressed to me how lovely and personal it was. It has been wonderful working with you... "

    - Stephanie & Bob

    At Saratoga National Golf Club- photos by Matt Ramos Photography

  • " ... very heartfelt thanks for such a beautiful service. We're both so happy. It will give us many great memories."

    Betsy and Bill at Yaddo

Reverend Carol von Kaenel
518-584-4617 / 518-275-9986