NY Times Square Valentine’s Day Love Display 2016

February 10th, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Every year on Valentine’s Day, the Times Square Arts council hold a contest for a “love-themed” art display.  This year the “Heart of Hearts” display will feature a ring nine mirrored hearts reaching 10 feet into the air.  Inside the ring of gold hearts, there are kaleidoscopic kissing booths reflecting the excitement of the lights … Continue reading

Book your Spring Wedding in Central Park Today

February 3rd, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Cherry Blossom trees begin to blossom on Cherry Hill in Central Park and the fragrance of Spring fills the air.  Book your elopement or wedding today for this upcoming Spring season in New York City.  Common Ground Ceremonies offers wedding packages that can include a live musician, bridal bouquet and park permit.  Central Park Weddings … Continue reading

The Wedding of Emmett & Claire

January 26th, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Emmett & Claire met while starring in the UK television show Hollyoaks.  They decided to have a small, intimate wedding here in NYC on New Year’s Eve at a unique warehouse-style wedding venue in midtown called Studio 450 .  Rev. Samora of Common Ground Ceremonies officiated the wedding ceremony in front of their closest family and friends. … Continue reading

We Won the Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award 2016!!

January 14th, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

We Won the Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award 2016!!  It feels amazing to be at the top 5% in the Wedding Officiants Category nationally!  Our 5th year in a row being recognized as a highly-ranked Wedding Officiant in New York!  We also offer many packages to fit your needs so please contact us at (646)709-2090 … Continue reading

The Knot-Best of Weddings “Hall of Fame” Award 2016

January 2nd, 2016 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

It has been an amazing journey from the moment I decided to become an Interfaith Minister back in 2005.  At that particular time I didn’t know where it would lead, but I knew that I had opened up myself to be of service to myself and others.  I still don’t define myself as religious but … Continue reading

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Winter Elopements in Central Park

December 17th, 2015 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Winter Weddings in Central Park are so Romantic!!  Central Park has some of the most picturesque locations that are easily accessible from your hotel or local shopping.  Mark and Lewis traveled all the way from Singapore and chose to have a non-denominational wedding in Central Park.  We met at The Plaza Hotel and boarded a … Continue reading

New York Winter Weddings

December 10th, 2015 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

Some people only imagine getting married in the warmer months of the year, especially when they envision having it outdoors.  New York City is the perfect landscape for weddings all year round.  Central Park offers many beautiful locations and if you love the many different tourist attractions, a wedding can even be performed there.  As … Continue reading

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Elopements

December 3rd, 2015 / Rev. Samora / 0 comments

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was lit here in New York City last night and will be displayed until January 7th, 2016.  This is one of the most magical times to get married in New York City.  As a NY Wedding Officiant, I have been honored to marry many couples under the tree or at … Continue reading