William Mason Photography

I was honored to be a part of Laura and Marshall's romantic elopement in Central Park.  William's photographs are stunning.  He is an amazing photographer who makes the magic and emotion of the moment come through in his photos.

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Central Park Location - Bethesda Fountain

The  centerpiece of Bethesda Terrace, Bethesda Fountain is one of the most recognized fountains in the world. The neoclassical sculpture, also known as The Angel of the Waters, was designed by Emma Stebbins in 1868 and dedicated in 1873, at which point Stebbins became the first woman to receive commission for a major work of art in the city of New York. Whether you choose to wed by the fountain itself or in the shelter of the lower passage with it magnificent tiled ceiling, this is one of Central Parks most loved wedding sites.

In order to get married in Central Park you do not need a permit, unless you have over 20 people in your party.  The permit is $25.  For more information on Central Park locations, ceremony information and our wedding officiant services please call us at 347-268-1331 or go to our website www.officiantnyc.com

In Celebration of our LGBT Couples!

We are so excited that we are one step closer to marriage equality following the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding DOMA and Prop 8.

We look forward to the day when all couples who are in love are able to marry freely in all fifty states.

Until then, we will continue to celebrate the joining of two unique individuals in marriage, regardless of sexual orientation, here in New York.

Battery Gardens

Robin and Chad's wedding at Battery Gardens overlooked a beautiful view of the sunset over the Hudson and the Statue of Liberty.  The ceremony was a wonderful combination of both Chad and Robin's cultures, with traditional Scottish outfits and a breaking-of-the-glass ceremony.

Guests arrived and were greeted by this gorgeous panoramic view of the Statue of Liberty.

Robin and Chad hold hands and say their vows before their 100 guests. 

The plaid-clad bridal party look on as Robin and Chad prepare to exchange rings. 

Wagner's Cove

Wagner's Cove is a beautiful wedding spot in Central Park.  It is a quaint nook close to the West 72nd Street entrance complete with a gazebo that overlooks a small pond.  It was an absolute pleasure officiating Bob and Diana Weissman's wedding ceremony at this location.  The ceremony included handwritten vows, a heartfelt reading about love written by the groom, and the couple's closest friends and family.  

Bob and Diana prepare to say their vows to each other.

The newlyweds seal the ceremony with a passionate kiss!

A gorgeous photo of the newlyweds on Bow Bridge.

Perfect timing- the rain waited until the ceremony and photos were over.

Rick and Stephanie's Hollywood Film Noir Wedding @ Rebar in Brooklyn

Hollywood Film Noir Themed Wedding
Themed Weddings are always a pleasure to do. As seen here, Rick and Stephanie have a Hollywood Film Noir Wedding at Rebar in Brooklyn

Rick and Stephanie's Hollywood Film Noir Themed wedding at Rebar in Brooklyn
Rebar is a unique location for indoor weddings. It is located in the heart of Dumbo Brooklyn and offers a variety of options for catering.
Hollywood Film Noir Themed Wedding at Rebar in Brooklyn
If you have a special theme in mind, don't hesitate to ask us to dress to style!
Rick and Stephanie's Hollywood Film Noir Wedding at Rebar in Brooklyn
What makes themed weddings so special is that the ceremony is a lot of fun not only for the bride and groom and their guests, but for us as well!


You don’t often associate the word “surprise” with the word “wedding.”  In fact, I imagine most people try to minimize the number of surprises that come their way on their wedding day.  But for two of the couples that I had the pleasure of marrying this past October, “surprise” was the theme and, in both cases, the surprises were a big hit. 

Christine & Cathy
Little did Christine and Cathy’s siblings know that when they were invited to Razzie’s Restaurant in Sunnyside, Queens to celebrate the couple’s tenth anniversary, they were also being invited to attend their sisters’ wedding!  But that’s exactly what was in store.  A few minutes before their guests arrived, Cathy and Christine walked in wearing identical off-white satin cocktail dresses and pearls.  And, as their family members arrived to attend what they thought would be a lovely seated dinner to toast the couple’s ten years together, Cathy and Christine let everyone in on the surprise:  they were getting married!  THAT NIGHT!

That’s right -- Cathy and Christine threw their own surprise wedding (very Julia Roberts and Danny Moder for you celebrity followers out there).  The wedding was a beautifully intimate affair.  The room was dimly lit with candles and the alter was decorated with pictures of Cathy and Christine’s parents on their wedding days.  Guests were inspired by Christine’s sister, a courageous breast cancer survivor, who read Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians during the wedding, and, after the ceremony, the couple and their guests joined one another at the same, large table for celebratory cocktails and dinner.  

Tommy & Jeff
After 13 years together, Tommy and Jeff were looking forward to getting married in New York City on 10/11/12.  Hailing from Mississippi, the couple originally planned to marry at City Hall with three of their friends in attendance.  Little did Tommy and Jeff know that their friends were putting together something a little more special for their wedding day and planned to surprise Tommy and Jeff with their very own Central Park wedding! 

Realizing that many of their friends and family would be unable to attend their wedding in New York City, Tommy and Jeff planned a pre-wedding reception in late September back in Mississippi to celebrate their upcoming nuptials.  And it was at this party that their friends surprised Tommy and Jeff with an invitation to their own wedding on October 11, 2012 at Central Park’s Wagner Cove.  I could hardly wait to reach out to the grooms directly and get started on their ceremony – in fact, I put an alert in my calendar that reminded me the day after the party that it was “Okay to contact Jeff & Tommy, NOW!” 

In Conclusion...
Cathy and Christine surprised their siblings with their wedding and in doing so, found a creative and exciting way to share their ceremony with those closest to them.  Jeff and Tommy’s friends wanted to give Jeff and Tommy something more than a City Hall ceremony, and in doing so, gave them a memorable New York City wedding in one of the most romantic spots this city has to offer.   Though perhaps a bit unconventional, the surprises behind these two weddings only added to the specialness of Cathy and Christine’s, and Tommy and Jeff’s wedding days!

Luke and Suzanne's Ceremony and Beautiful Wedding Video

Luke and Suzanne had a beautiful ceremony in Central Park this summer.  They made a beautiful video with their GoPro camera and wedding photos.  I loved it and wanted to share.

Suzanne also had balloons instead of a bouquet.  Such a great idea and looked beautiful in the photos.

Wedding Location from Sex and the City

Sex and the City has made many low key Manhattan places a staple for class, elegance and style. The weddings featured on the series have attracted couples local and abroad seeking classy, intimate alternatives to the highly popular Central Park. One featured treasure is the garden where Miranda Hobbs and Steve Brady tied the knot.

Steve and Miranda's Ceremony at Jefferson Market Garden in Sex and the City

The Jefferson Market Garden (Greenwich Village, Manhattan)
This photo taken by Officiant Anabelle highlights the spacious garden grounds

The Garden is beautiful in all seasons and features grounds large enough to accommodate even large wedding parties, but still retains an intimate feel behind its gates. The Garden is open for weddings April through October.

Happy couple Lizzie and Carlos share a nuptial kiss in the garden during their beautiful fall ceremony

The Garden is on Greenwich Ave between 6th and 10th
 To book your ceremony at Jefferson Market Garden, contact the booking manager at: vgpnyc@gmail.com

Ceremonies by Anabelle

Each ceremony is different and unique. Central Park remains one of the most popular locations to perform weddings, however some couples do find some low key treasures around the city to have their weddings at.

Jens and Verena with the Bow Bridge in the Background, Central Park
Kevin and Christy tied the knot in Central Park at an unmarked stone nook overlooking a pond near the Plaza Hotel

Carlos and Lizzie's beautiful intimate ceremony in the Jefferson Market Garden in Greenwich Village

Shana and Ashton's Wedding in the Waldorf Astoria

In Celebration of our LGBT Couples
This couple exchanged vows in their home in the West Village

 Central Park is a favorite spot for couples
This couple exchanged vows in Ladies Pavilion