Rev. Jeddah, is an amazing and lovely wedding celebrant. She made the whole process fun and interesting and brought a beautiful energy to our wedding ceremony
On the day of your wedding things are crazy and you have so many things on your mind, Jeddah has a very soothing and warm energy and makes you feel totally comfortable. She has the experience, confidence and vocal presence to takes control over the ceremony so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Many of our guests commented on the ceremony and how perfect Jeddah was, with her warm and composed energy she made the ceremony so special and unique to us as a couple. Jeddah is a joy to work with and prior to the wedding she was extremely responsive on e-mail, and made it known that she was there for us if we needed her for anything. I highly recommend Rev. Jeddah to anyone seeking a wedding celebrant in the NYC area.
Laura & Will , The Green Building, Brooklyn, NY 6/9/12
You truly have a gift and are following your calling. It is a joy to watch someone who is so talented at their craft- whether it is a master carpenter, a concert pianist, a skilled surgeon. It still astonishes me how serendipitous it was to find you. Your gift provided a vehicle through which I was able to achieve exactly what I wanted, but didn’t know how.
It didn’t come as a surprise to me that our guests said it was the best ceremony they had ever experienced. What left me in awe was the effect that going through the process had upon me not only as a partner but as an individual as well. When I met you, it was at the height of major changes in my professional life. Going through the process of planning the ceremony with you was incredibly therapeutic for me. I became an obstetrician for very specific reasons and I had lost a lot of “me” by the time I finally left the practice I was working at. My patience was virtually gone and I was certainly not as present as I had previously been. After my first baby delivery at the new hospital, the feedback that was given to my current practice was that I “have such an incredibly calm, caring and zen-like bedside manner. The fact that your presence in my life penetrated into the way I practice medicine is a profound statement. I am also extremely happy to tell you that our ceremony had the effect on our families that I had hoped for. On completely separate occasions his parents thanked me for loving and accepting their son.
Jeddah, I couldn’t ask for anything more. Thank you.
Brooke & Dave, Bridgewater CT, 9/10/11
Oh my, were we completely certain that we had found our minister after our first meeting with Jeddah. She completely “got” us and we felt a strong connection, something that had been lacking in our meetings with many other officiants. Her words reminded us just what all of this planning was about and truly changed how we went forth from there. All 3 of us shed tears during that first meeting. We rearranged our entire timeline for the day in order to have her there with us. On the day of, she arrived early and was a source of calm for my loved ones and for Adam and I. There were tears of love and joy throughout the ceremony and much laughter. She helped us choose a beautiful water ritual, which she had actually designed herself. She was genuine, tender, poetic, calming and brought a lot of light into our lives and into our day. I truly hope our paths continue to cross and I am so glad that she was able to contribute to our day. Jeddah is a special soul who we feel very grateful to have met.
Nicole & Adam, The Metropolitan Building, LIC, 5/5/12
It was such a pleasure working with Rev. Jeddah. My husband and I immediately felt her warmth upon meeting her for the first time. We really appreciated the time she spent meeting with us to learn about our backgrounds and what makes our relationship special. We could also immediately tell that she really enjoys what she does for a living, which was refreshing. Jeddah was able to make helpful suggestions around ways to incorporate traditions from both of our backgrounds (Jewish and Christian). The detailed information she requested from us made for a very touching, heartfelt ceremony. We are thrilled that she was able to be part of our most special day.
Anne & Moses, Pratt House, NYC 5/5/12
We could not have been more thrilled with Jeddah! Everyone keeps telling us that it was the most heartfelt and beautiful ceremony they have ever seen. Jeddah really brought out the best of my husband and me and was so delicate and thoughtful during the process of creating the flow of our ceremony. We will recommend her to everyone! What a lovely person!
Jessica & Eduardo, The Foundry, LIC 7/27/12
“We are forever grateful as you made our day so lovely and so loving.. we couldn’t have asked for a more personal, warm, and beautiful ceremony.. It really was everything we hoped for!
We loved the expression of appreciation for our guests and the travels they made to join us. We had a lot of loving family and friends who came distances to be with us, and it really expressed our gratitude towards them… such a wonderful personal touch for us. Gavin, myself, and all our family and friends were so heartened by our beautiful ceremony.. it was truly a blessing to have you officiate our day.. xo
Olivia & Gavin 9/08
Jeddah is an angel on earth. She is a wise soul who is passionate about her work and her clients. She was accessible to us and supportive of the kind of ceremony we wished to have. She was open to our suggestions and welcomed the collaboration on our wedding program. She has you fill out a thought-provoking, educational questionnaire to help her personalize your ceremony. Jeddah took great personal care with this information and treated us gently, lovingly, and with reverence. We cannot say enough about the connection we felt with her and our satisfaction with the beautiful way she united us. She is a highly respected professional and we just fell in love with her – our families did, too! You will have a deeply poignant and meaningful wedding with Jeddah to guide you.
Christa & Mark, The Upper Crust, NYC, 12/29/12
Steve and I were so happy that you lead our service! You made us each feel connected to the ceremony….honoring very different religious back grounds of each of us. Our children also felt connected and comfortable with the ceremony. You had such a wonderful sense of spirituality and elegance in your communication that was inclusive and beautiful and authentic even though we had not known you long! You made us all feel at home and involved in a very special occasion! So hard to do!
Karen & Steve, Carlyle Hotel. Dec ’10
Michael and I always hoped that our ceremony would be meaningful and memorable, but what unfolded on our wedding day was more special than either of us could have imagined. You captured our love story so beautifully, and the way you wove it through the ceremony left our guests with a feeling of true intimacy. Months have passed since the wedding, but our friends and family can’t stop talking about it. Thank you so much, Jeddah. You were kind and thoughtful from beginning to end, and you understood and supported every single one of our expectations. We are so, so happy and grateful that everything worked out so flawlessly. Some things are truly meant to be! Love,
Cara & Michael, Angel Orensanz, NYC , 11/08
Jeddah — Thank you for creating a ceremony that reflected so well our relationship and who we are. A countless number of people told us what a beautiful and personal ceremony it was. I was stunned at how relaxed and present I was during the whole thing. Maybe it was your coaching pre-ceremony or the bond of your buddhism and my yoga, but I’m very grateful. It was particularly amazing to hear each other’s words in the moment. What a wonderful beginning to our future as a married couple. Thank you Jeddah!
Sarah & Norbert, Studio 450, New York, NY, 1/10
Jeddah, Thank you for making our wedding day truly magical. The ceremony you designed was hopeful and romantic, while staying true to our vision. Your calming presence and serene demeanor let us relax so we could have fun and appreciate the act of getting married. I couldn’t have imagined getting married without you!
Thanh & Ross, Gramercy Park Hotel, 5/10
Aron and I had a clear idea of who would perform our wedding: Someone to not only bridge our different families and traditions but one who could also express the great fortune that we felt at being able to marry our best friend. In Reverend Jeddah we found someone who related to each of us as individuals while simultaneously showing how to merge the two into the unique foundation for a sustainable partnership. Her thoughtful pre-ceremony sessions allowed us to approach our wedding day with full confidence and transparency. Her ceremony honored both of our families, touched appropriately on the romance and playfulness of marriage and, in the end, so moved everyone in attendance. We left our ceremony feeling humbled by how perfectly the moment had been handled. Guests still compliment our ceremony for how personal and emotional it was while upholding the class and structure desired. Ultimately, Reverend Jeddah reaffirmed our hope and belief that love does not need to be bound – by church or tradition or preconceived expectation– and that, just like our wedding day, we are in control to create and relish in the adventure of what lies ahead.
Lauren & Aaron, Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs, 7/09
Jeddah— We wanted to reach out to thank you so much for being a part of our day. You officiated beautifully, and we were both so happy with the overall experience. You brought poetry, meaning, joy, and a sense of appreciation and connection with our guests who were present as well as remembrance of those important people in our lives who have passed and their special place in our lives . . . it was perfect. We felt that we were married by a very good and spiritual person – and that infused the day with a wonderful sense of happiness. I’m so glad that we connected with you.
Brynn & TP, Japanese Garden, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, 10/09
I wish I could have a wedding ceremony just one more time so I could have all my friends and family stand quietly together again.
But, mostly because then we would be with Jeddah again and feel the energy that she is spreading generously around. We had parents bawling and friends asking, “Where did you find this woman? She is unique”. Jeddah you put your time and effort into getting to know us and have a feeling of how we would have the best experience on our big day. From this you made the most wonderful and intimate ceremony and we will forever be grateful for this.
How lucky we are that you are you, and that we found you!
All the love in the world,
Michael and Kristin, Central Park, 9/4/10
Rev. Jeddah radiates love and peace and commanded the ceremony with a powerful gentleness and generosity of spirit. More than anything else that was complimented, the flowers, band, the food, my dress, (which were all wonderful), I hear how much our guests loved our ceremony and loved Rev. Jeddah. She facilitated and guided us in creating a wedding ceremony that was about us, for us and by us – a ceremony that was truly about two people joining their lives in love. The process was beautiful and in turn the ceremony was beautiful. I don’t know how I would feel if we’d done the usual recitations that are done in other ceremonies, but through Rev. Jeddah and our special ceremony I feel truly married to Tucker.
Working with her was such a wonderful process and kept me grounded in what the wedding day is really all about. Our ceremony set the tone for the rest of the evening — which was the best night of our lives. Everyone felt the love, and everyone was celebrating. Thank you, Rev. Jeddah!
Nina & Tucker, The Palm House, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, 4/08
Rev. Jeddah took all the anxiety out of searching for the right person to marry us. Immediately when we first connected, I knew that I wanted her to be a part of our special day. She not only made our day the most memorable of our lives but she brought us even closer together even before the marriage begun. She guided us on reflecting on our individual thoughts, desires and ambitions for ourselves and eachother, in order to build a strong foundation for marriage. Rev. Jeddah made our day not only special for us, but for our families and friends as well. Our hope was that everyone in attendance would feel comfortable during our ceremony, not matter what their beliefs were, and Rev. Jeddah made that happen! It was wonderful to receive so many compliments and for our love to be expressed so beautifully in front of all the people who mean so much to us.
Carli & Justin, The Brownston, Patterson, NJ, 4/09
Dear Jeddah, Words cannot describe how grateful we are for making our ceremony so special and personal. It was exactly what we wished for and we will always remember it. You made us feel very relaxed and present at our wedding, and that is not an easy thing to achieve. You hold a special place in our hearts. It’s a pity we can’t do it again…… Love,
Carima & Stephan, Carlyle Hotel, 5/09
Dear Rev. Jeddah, Thank you for the deeply meaningful ceremony you gave us. We have been to many weddings where the officiant reads from a canned script and if we wanted that, we would have married in City Hall. The wedding you gave us exceeded our expectations! You spoke with our own words and yet, we didn’t’ recognize them. They sounded so much better coming from the voice of someone so caring and gentle. You helped create a true night of magic. The ceremony was specific, beautiful, and spiritual. We were swept away in it. THANK YOU! Thank you for reminding us to be present. We were. We keep saying we remember every minute of the ceremony and how connected we felt. THANK YOU!
Jessica & James, Studio 450, NYC, 10/08
I cannot wait any longer to tell you that you created and performed the most beautiful, special, personal, heartfelt wedding ceremony that Paul and I could ever have hoped for. We so enjoyed every moment of the ceremony. Our guests cannot stop telling us how they have never experienced such a personal ceremony that truly reflected the bride and groom and their love for one another. I have had more than one guest tell me that they cried at our wedding and “never, ever, cry at weddings” And I have to also thank you personally for your advice prior to the ceremony about being present in the moment by feeling the floor under my shoes…it resonated, and worked. Paul and I have said to each other again and again that while the ceremony was everything we were hoping for, we were amazed it could actually have been delivered. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Tami & Paul, Studio 450, NYC, 10/06
Rev. Jeddah was truly a special addition to our wedding. As our officiant, her role began several months before the event; she was instrumental in helping us to examine our feelings and attitudes toward our relationship, marriage, and the wedding ceremony. Jeddah was extremely sensitive to our traditional and religious preferences, and was open to incorporating any and all ideas into the ceremony. As a result, our wedding came together in a way that was very personal and unique to us as individuals and as a family.
Carrie & Nuno, Ramscale Studios, NYC, 4/09
Dearest Rev Jeddah, We can not thank you enough for the most wonderful ceremony! I never thought that my favorite part of the evening was going to be the ceremony! What you said, the way you said it, the tempo, the feeling… it was all more than I could have ever imagined. It was perfect! You made me laugh, you made me cry, you made me realize the magnitude of the moment and helped me enjoy it at the same time. I also cannot tell you how many of our guests were just blown away by the ceremony. It was different than most were use to, and yet it felt so comfortable. Some of our married guests were jealous, wishing that their ceremonies had been so personal. That’s an amazing feeling that you are able to give people! You obviously touched and impacted our lives greatly that day, but you also reached people in the crowd in a very inspiring way. I have to say, even my parents, who are quite religious, and would have rather seen us married in a church, were very touched by the ceremony. The way you give it, it doesn’t seem non-religious… it just seems natural and so personal! Our wedding day was the happiest day of my life. Honestly. I never understood why people said that before, but now I do. And while I don’t feel all that different than before that day, every day is still getting better and better.
Erica & Chad, National Arts Club, NYC, 5/08
We are a Dutch couple who’ve gotten married in New York only three months after our arrival here. We were not familiar with American wedding procedures and rituals, so it is easy to imagine the questions and uncertainties that we came across. But after a phone call and a meeting with Rev. Jeddah all of that simply fell away. She has helped us tremendously in navigating our way through what we didn’t know. The result has been an amazingly personal and intimate ceremony, with some specific cultural touches. Our family and friends felt right at home. Thank you again, Jeddah, for your patience, flexibility and calmness. It’s been absolutely wonderful.
Kirsten & Pim, Hudson Hotel, NYC, 9/08
Dear Rev. Jeddah, We are so happy and grateful that you made our ceremony so special for us! We were so comforted by your warm, gentle presence and by your attention to the details about our lives. Our Japanese-American and Puerto Rican cultures were intertwined with such sensitivity and our ceremony was so personal and spiritual. We are so grateful to you for making it such a special moment for us to cherish for the rest of our lives.
Amy & Ricardo, Estia Restaurant, Philadelphia, 4/09
Dear Rev. Jeddah, Thank you for all your advice, your beautiful address, making the trains run, but most of all for being you. Your grace & wisdom are palpable. So many people commented on your wonderful presence. I loved the way you honored our families, their beliefs and traditions as well as our beliefs while being so inclusive. It was exactly as I hoped & dreamed. Our wedding was the best day of my life. With warmest regards & deep gratitude,
~ Nadine & Pouria, Rainbow Room, NYC, 8/08
The moment we met Rev. Jeddah we knew there was something very special about her. We were really looking for an officiant that would convey the love and emotions, Michael and I felt for each other. We did not want a typical ceremony but one that would speak to each one of our guests as well as speak to us. Rev. Jeddah provided this in her soft assuring voice and with the stirring words she so thoughtfully placed together. With a unique, peaceful, and collaborative perspective, she created the perfect mood and tone, one that embodied the experiences of love, family, and friends, past, present and future. It was truly a memorable service – the perfect way to begin such a special journey.
Michele & Michael, Cherry Hill, Central Park, NYC, 10/08
Dearest Rev. Jeddah, What can I say? How can I thank you enough? The most important part of the wedding was the ceremony and you were at the heart of it all. Despite the crazy weather and the fact that Aaron and I were complete emotional wrecks, when I looked into your eyes during the ceremony I felt grounded and centered and full of love. There is no other person I have ever met that could have created that space for us except for you. I can’t tell you how many people asked me where I found you and how amazing you were. We all felt that the ceremony was so personal –which kept everyone engaged and brought people even closer together. As you know I grew up in a strict traditional catholic family, and though I rejected the dogma and rules of my catholic upbringing, I have always searched for my own spiritual path. And it has been a lifelong search to find a minister who resonates with my values until we met you. We are very grateful to you for everything and we look forward to having you present in our lives for all of our landmark events.All of our love,
Elaine & Aaron, The Cleremont, Germantown, NY, 9/07
Meeting Jeddah was like a dream come true. Her amazing, giving spirit and understanding helped us shape our wedding into the perfect day. We felt truly blessed to have someone with such inner and outer beauty involved in our marriage. We could never thank Jeddah enough for such an inspired ceremony.
Caio & Kristine 7/07
Cleo & Kevin, Battery Gardens, NYC, 3/09
Dear Rev. Jeddah, Thank you. You have remained in our thoughts since our wedding day. As we continue to look back with family and friends, there are no comments nicer than those about our ceremony. We are so happy to hear that other people felt the intimacy and sincerity that we so wanted to create. While they believe it is a tribute to us, we know and share that our ceremony was a grounded and reflective event that we were only able to create with your caring and knowing guidance. Thank you for reminding us to be present. It seems to be your mantra, and we now know why. We were able to experience and enjoy each moment of our wedding day with that thought in our minds. It is something that we have tried to remember every day since. Meeting you has reaffirmed our belief in the goodness and beauty of the human heart. We feel privileged to have had you as our officiant, participating in the most intense and important day of our lives so far.
Greg & Jessica, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, NYC , 4/07
I cannot begin to explain how much we loved having Reverend Jeddah as our minister for our wedding ceremony. She guided us in creating a ceremony which reflected ourselves, and the values that we hold dear together. Her words were truly inspired, with touches of the historical meanings behind the ceremony itself. The response from our guests to her service was so overwhelming; everyone commented how loving her contribution was, and how she made it so very special even though it was not religious. The ceremony truly was the highlight of our wedding day (as it should be), and we have the reverend Jeddah to thank for that. I cannot recommend anyone more highly for a truly beautiful wedding ceremony.
Julie & John, Westhampton, LI
We are so fortunate that were were referred to Jeddah; we could not have chosen anyone better to officiate our marriage. Her calming spirit and insightfulness made her a joy to work with. We are still moved by how perfectly she was able to tap into the intimacy and sincerity that we were hoping to achieve during our ceremony. The beauty, depth and meaning of her words so accurately expressed our beliefs and the ceremony she put so much time and effort into crafting reflected each of us so well, which was important to us since we come from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. We were also going through a very difficult personal journey at the time with the recent loss of a family member and she helped us seamlessly honor his memory while keeping the spirit and the tone of the ceremony appropriately celebratory. So many of our guests, also from a variety of backgrounds, said they were honored to be a part of the ceremony and that it was the most beautiful ceremony that they had ever witnessed. We are also honored that Jeddah gave us such a wonderful gift. We will always remember and cherish this very personal part of our wedding day!
Noraan & Stephen, Studio 450, NYC, 5/08
Jeddah, we feel grateful and blessed to know you! When synchronicity brought us to your website, we were immediately attracted by the genuineness in the photos and testimonials. During our initial telephone connection, we knew we’d found the perfect person to preside over our wedding. Having you there provided this spiritual, almost ethereal presence. Every guest commented on the gentle, heartfelt flavor of the ceremony. You really delivered in personalizing the day to be uniquely ours. You are forever etched in time as standing beside us during those wonderful moments. More than simply pronouncing us husband and wife, we feel we’ve gained a friend for life. We both love you.
Jeffrey & Allison, Gershwin Theatre, 8/07
We could not have had a more wonderful minister than Reverend Jeddah! In fact, we knew that she was perfect for us even before we met. We had looked at Jeddah’s website and in every single photograph of her administering ceremonies, we were struck by her smile–it was absolutely true and sincere. We could tell from the photos alone that Jeddah was 100% in each of the moments she blessed. We wanted her to be there for us in the same way. Jeddah walked us through the steps of the planning process with care and wisdom. She had a relaxed attitude which we loved and needed in the stressful pre-wedding time. The ceremony itself was beautiful–meaningful, simple and very much our own. To us, this part of our celebration, carefully crafted by Jeddah, remains the favorite part of the beginning of our life together.
Inna & Reuben, Waters Edge, LIC, 8/04
From the first moment, we coincided with Rev. Jeddah in a precious way … she understood us, felt our love and beautifully expressed it during the ceremony … we are extremely grateful for her grace and heartfelt listening … our wedding would not have been the same without her … much love,
Monique and Jean-Claude, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, 6/07
Dear Jeddah, Thank you so very much for the lovely, moving, personal, intimate and fun ceremony. We simply could not have hoped for anything better. Our guests are still raving about it. We keep thinking of the words that you said and we really believe that they will make our marriage stronger. Again many, many thanks. You are fantastic!
Sonia & Mark, Onteora Mountain House, Boiceville, NY
Rev. Jeddah brings love, spirit, and beauty to her work. Through her guidance and wisdom Jeddah helped us piece together the unique words and actions that made our wedding ceremony so very special and heart felt. We can’t say enough about Jeddah’s level of professionalism and care.
Roseann and Mark
Dear Rev. Jeddah, We wanted to express our deepest thanks to you for helping us with our ceremony. With your wise guidance we were able to have a ceremony that was deep and meaningful to us and that brought our families together in a spirit of love. Just what we wanted! And you, you brought a warmth and joyfulness that was just wonderful. We felt it and our families felt it too. We heard comments about how lovely it was and many were surprised to learn that we hadn’t known you for a long, long time – a high complement indeed. We send you our good wishes. You will have a special place in our hearts always. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Carolyn & Donn 7/08
It makes me smile to think of Jeddah. Jeddah really made our wedding. She was everything we could have possibly wished for – and more. Even after talking together about the ceremony, Ben and I were really rather vague about what we wanted. With the help of Jeddah – her fantastic questionnaire, her never ending helpful suggestions, her gentleness of spirit – we had a very personal dream ceremony. It was incredibly special. It really was “intimate” and “joyous”. All our friends and family raved about how great she was. Jeddah was the catalyst to enable us to articulate everything we wanted in the ceremony, we praise the day we found her, she inspired us…
Claire & Benjamin, Tribeca Grand Hotel, NYC , Dec. 7, 2002