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

What is the new normal?  With so many unexpected shifts it’s hard to even know how to plan your upcoming wedding, let alone your future.  The good news is, we can all finally begin to feel somewhat safe as we gather with our friends and families. If I’ve learned one thing in the past 12 years as a wedding officiant it is no matter how you choose to celebrate, love always wins, and your wedding day will always be your Best Day Ever!!

In fact, your wedding day is one of the most important and momentous occasions of your life. It marks the beginning of a new, exciting chapter in your life, and our aim is to support you in creating a meaningful celebration.  This is the perfect time to focus on what is most valuable to you so we can create a lasting memory for you and all your loved ones to cherish for a lifetime.  

As a 10-time award-winning wedding officiant and pre-marital counselor, I am well-versed in crafting all styles of ceremonies. I have performed more than 1,800 weddings and vow renewals (baby blessings too!) with couples of all backgrounds, faiths, and cultures, and it has been an exciting and rewarding path. I am always creating personalized ceremonies that honor each couple’s ideas and preferences.  Some include family traditions or elements that are most meaningful to the family, faith, or culture. Others may have unique touches to reflect a more personal spin. No matter if you are a blended-faith couple, a “spiritual but not religious” couple,  or a non-denominational or humanist couple, I honor your beliefs.  The most intimate and joyous part is being able to weave your personal love story throughout the ceremony. Rest assured, 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 your unforgettable day.

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

Virtual weddings are no longer an option in NY State. However, in NYC you are still required to pre-schedule your clerk appointments either in-person or virtual (if it’s virtual you must be in NY State) to obtain your license. You can begin the application process through the Project Cupid portal. Once you have your marriage license, I offer “sidewalk signings” if you can’t find an available appointment slot, or you can book a court-style wedding for $250 (Marry Us Now) as an alternative and more convenient service. The 2021 holiday season is fast approaching and happens to be my personal favorite time of the year for weddings and vow renewals in NYC. Book your romantic, holiday elopement, or outdoor Holiday Micro-Wedding package now before they get booked up.  Small and intimate weddings are still trending and have become many couples’ preferred way to get married during this time.

The pandemic has definitely 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 am getting ready to launch my online pre-marital coaching program. As a Spiritual Coach and Relationship Expert, I have created a self-paced, online Pre-Marital and Marital Coaching Program called The Marriage Success Blueprint. It is a 10-module program that not only prepares you for the unexpected curveballs but also empowers you with the tools for building a strong, rock-solid foundation for your marriage. The best part is, you can do it in the safety and comfort of your own home. Experts have said that couples who invest in pre-marital preparation have a 30 percent less chance of divorce, and also have a much higher level of overall marital satisfaction. Why not give the same excitement that goes into planning your wedding toward 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 the newly-appointed Assoc. Dir. of The New Seminary of Interfaith Studies, a 10-time Award-Winning Wedding Officiant, a Relationship Coach (pre-marital counselor too), and a Board-Certified Hypnotherapist/NLP Practitioner, and Reiki Master.  Over the past 12 years, I have officiated more than 1,800 weddings, vow renewals, and baby blessings, and it has been an honor to witness such momentous milestones 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 I have always been surrounded by diversity and culture. I come from a multi-racial (BIPOC), multi-faith (Jewish/Muslim/Catholic), diverse-cultured family, which has honestly afforded me the personal experience and knowledge to support couples of all varieties of cultures, faiths, and backgrounds.  I personally grew up celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah, and I became more interested in the spiritual sciences and Eastern teachings in my later years. I was not raised in a religious household, but my family always instilled the values and tenets of many faith traditions, with love always being at the center.  I identify as “Spiritually Fluid” (or a “None”/non-identifying), and I lead with the belief that we are all connected, that “Love is Love”, and we are all spiritual beings sharing 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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