Welcome to your new beginning! Now it’s time to celebrate!

Life as we know it has gone through so many shifts this past year it’s hard to even know how to plan your upcoming wedding, let alone your future.  The good news is, we can all begin to finally feel safe gathering with our friends and loved ones. And, if I’ve learned anything in these past 12 years as a wedding officiant, I can assure you that no matter how you choose to celebrate your wedding day, love is never canceled, and it will always be the Best Day Ever!!

Your wedding day will always be one of the most important and momentous occasions of your life. It marks the beginning of a new, exciting chapter for you, and I am here to show you how to create a meaningful celebration.  Now is the perfect time for you to focus on what is most valuable to you, and create a lasting memory for you and your loved ones to cherish for a lifetime.  

As an award-winning wedding officiant and pre-marital counselor, I am well-versed in crafting all styles of ceremonies. I have performed more than 1,500 wedding and vow renewals (baby blessings too!) with couples of all backgrounds, faiths, and cultures, and it is a blessing to have chosen this career path. I am always crafting personalized ceremonies that honor my couple’s ideas and preferences.  Some may include traditions and elements that are most meaningful to you and your family. Others may have unique touches to reflect a more personal spin. Whether you are a multi-faith couple, spiritual, non-denominational or humanist, I honor your beliefs, and I will always weave your personal love story throughout the ceremony. Most importantly, I am here to walk you through the often- confusing process and support you along the way. These are unprecedented times so let’s make the most of this unforgettable moment.

New York City offers gorgeous indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony. My Elopement wedding packages make planning your special day even easier. All you need to do is choose your date, time, and location, and we will take care of the rest. There are many beautiful outdoor wedding venues around the city such as Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Botanical Gardens, and outdoor venues with spectacular views and lovely rooftops around the Metropolitan area. These gorgeous settings are perfect for photos to document your big day.  My packages are budget-friendly and always include top-notch vendors (who happen to be awesome people too)  who offer photography, videography, live music, flowers, and day-of coordination.

As of now, virtual weddings are no longer an option in NY State. However, in NYC they are still requiring the online clerk appointment to be virtual (you must attend virtually from a NY State location) and scheduled through the Project Cupid portal. Since everything is “by appointment only”, once you have your license, I can offer you an in-person signing service for $200 (Marry Us Now) in case you are looking for a more convenient service. Fall is fast approaching, and one of my favorite photo seasons to book your outdoor Micro-Wedding.  Small and intimate weddings are all the rage and have become the preferred way to get married for most currently engaged couples.

The pandemic has also tested many marriages with divorce rates being at an all-time high, so for those of you who also wish to start your marriage off with a strong foundation, I offer pre-marital coaching. As a Dr. of Ministry and Spiritual Coach, I have created a self-guided, online Pre-Marital and Marital Coaching Program called The Marriage Success Blueprint. It is a 10-module program that prepares you for the unexpected curveballs while also empowering you with the tools for building a strong, rock-solid foundation for your marriage. And, you can do it in the safety and comfort of your own home. Experts say that couples who invest in pre-marital preparation have a 30 percent less chance of divorce, and have a much higher level of overall marital satisfaction. Why not give the same excitement that goes into planning your wedding to also planning your marriage? Please contact me directly to learn more, and book your free consultation.

If you are looking for an expert, award-winning New York Wedding Officiant who loves what she does, then look no further. I invite you to read my reviews and contact me today so we can begin planning your special celebration.

ABOUT

“Samora connected with us immediately. She understood who we were, what brought us together,
and what we envisioned for our big day. She guided us through the whole process
and made it easy for us to relax and enjoy it.” – June 2014


 

The Knot’s Hall of Fame Inductee & Wedding Wire Awards 

I am an Award-Winning Wedding Officiant, Interfaith Dr. of Ministry, and a Board-Certified Hypnotherapist, NLP prac. (The Psychology of Success), Reiki Master & Symbis Facilitator (Pre-Marital Counselor).  Over the past 10 years, I have performed more than 1,500 weddings and vow renewals, and it is an honor and blessing to be part of such an important moment in people’s lives.

Raised in a Multi-racial, Multi-faith, and Multi-cultured Family

I was born and raised in New York City, and feel so blessed to have been surrounded by so much diversity and culture. I, myself come from a multi-race, multi-faith, multi-cultural family, which has afforded me the experience and knowledge to support couples from all different cultures and backgrounds.  I grew up celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah, and I was also exposed to many spiritual sciences and philosophies. We were not a religious household, but my family still honored the values and tenets of many faith systems, while always keeping love at the center.  I don’t practice a specific faith, but I carry the belief that we are all connected, that love is love, and we are all spiritual beings having a human experience.

 

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Reviews


I truly love what I do! Each couple I marry remains close to my heart forever! No one can tell you better about my services than the couples I have already married.

Kathryn & Spencer

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It’s no exaggeration to say that without Samora – both as an officiant and as a wedding coordinator – our wedding would not have been what it was. My husband and I only had four weeks to plan our wedding in New York City, and Samora’s help was invaluable. Within an hour of meeting and chatting with us, Samora had found the ideal venue for us and our 40 guests. As well as helping us find a venue, Samora also helped us find and organise a wonderful photographer and beautiful flowers for the space, as well as offering guidance for how to create our wedding playlist. When it came to the ceremony itself, Samora was there early to help us get prepared (she even ran out at the last minute to get me cough drops for my bad cold!). The ceremony itself was absolutely perfect: thanks to Samora, we had a ceremony that was unique and personal to us a couple, but one that still retained references to tradition, which is exactly what we wanted. Many of our guests have said that it was one of the loveliest wedding ceremonies they have attended, thanks to the personal touch that Samora gave to it. Samora comes very highly recommended from both of us!

— Kathryn & Spencer-—-

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RITUALS


Rituals and Unity Ceremonies are a wonderful way to symbolize the joining of two people in marriage. I have chosen an array of rituals (tradition and non-traditional) that you may want to include in your ceremony.

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