Marriage & Ceremony Officiant in New York, Connecticut & New Jersey

Ceremonies for All The Rites of Passage in Your Life

Couple from Scotland Say “I Do” in Central Park NYC with Reverend Sara Henderson

Reverend Sara Henderson Ceremonies from the Heart

Wedding Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies, Baby Blessing/Naming/Baptism Ceremonies, Funeral and Memorials Services

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”  His Holiness The Dalai Lama

 
Reverend Sara Henderson has performed close to 2,000 ceremonies during the past 13 years. She is a professionally trained interfaith minister and a graduate of The New Seminary, a 2 year interfaith seminary program in New York City. She was ordained at St. John’s The Divine Cathedral in New York City as an interfaith minister in 2003. She received additional professional training in creating and officiating Wedding/Marriage Ceremonies,  Renewal of Vows Ceremonies, Baby Baptisms/Christenings/Namings/Baby Blessings, and Funeral/Memorial Services at The New Seminary. Her diverse experience includes working with couples coming from many different religious/spiritual and secular backgrounds including non-denominational Christian, Buddhist, Humanistic,  Non-Religious, Wiccan/Pagan.

 

Her goal in working with couples is to create and officiate a personalized heart-centered ceremony that reflect their beliefs.

Many of her couples come to New York City from all over the world and the USA for Destination New York City Weddings or to renewal their vows in a Destination New York City Renewal of Vows Ceremony. For Much More on Renewal of Vows go to Renewal of Vows Page on this website

 

Wedding Ceremonies

Your Wedding Ceremony – The Ceremony that will Join You in Marriage.

“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life-to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable moments and memories.” George Eliot.

Choosing Your Wedding/Marriage Officiant/Minister

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your lives and the ceremony that will unite you in marriage will be one of the most important parts of your wedding day.

Your Wedding Ceremony

Are you like many couples and don’t really know what type of ceremony you wish to be married with? Uncertain where to begin? Are you not even sure of what questions to ask?

Simply set up a consultation in person, on the phone, Face Time or SKYPE with Rev Sara. By the end of your consultation you will have a ceremony vision that reflects your beliefs and values and celebrates who you are as a couple. 1914-799-5279. Email: ceremonies4u@gmail.com

 

Different Types of Wedding Ceremonies

Traditional Wedding Ceremony

Faith based and gathered from the tradition the bride and groom were born into.

Non-denominational

Basically a spiritual ceremony that includes reference to God, but does not comply with any specific religious protocol.

Non-religious Wedding Ceremony or a Civil Wedding Ceremony

Usually does not mention God. Can be simple, short and sweet or tailored/personalized to include whatever you wish to include.

Interfaith Wedding Ceremony

Blends elements from two or more religious faiths including religious rituals, religious readings and prayers symbolic of each faith.

Intercultural Wedding Ceremony

Elements blended from different cultures such a Celtic Hand Fasting Ceremony with Jewish Breaking of the Glass Ceremony.

Spiritual Wedding Ceremony

A non-religious personalized wedding ceremony that honors and blesses your love and celebrates the sacred mystery and meaning of love and marriage. A spiritual wedding ceremony does not include religious dogma and doctrine and it may or may not include God or a “Divine presence”. A spiritual ceremony can also include aspects of your traditions or inner-ceremonial rituals from other cultures and traditions.

Contemporary Culture Wedding

This is usually a ceremony theme adapted from contemporary culture that is meaningful to you such as a ceremony based on a favorite romance novel or movie.

Including All the Above

You can actually do all of the above in one specially tailored ceremony. The biggest issue is deciding whether you wish to include God. Some couples do wish to include God and some do not. Most couples wishing to have a spiritual ceremony want to have something about their love and relationship. Most importantly, figure out together what you truly want in your wedding ceremony. It’s your wedding and you have the right to create a ceremony that is uniquely YOU. You shouldn’t have to please others.

Your Wedding Officiant

Your wedding officiant should be a qualified experienced professional wedding/marriage minister/officiant who will create and officiate the ceremony of your choice.

Reverend Sara’s 13 years of extensive experience as an ordained Interfaith/Non-denominational minister reaches around the globe.

Reverend Sara has had the honor of working with over 2,000 couples.  Much of her work has been with couples originating from an array of different cultures, traditions, countries and religious backgrounds. Many couples are those visiting New York City from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Australia who wish to be married or renew their vows in New York City.

Her 13 years of experience have given her exceptional skills in creating and officiating ceremonies for couples originating different cultures, traditions, countries and religious backgrounds. This includes non-religious, interfaith, secular, contemporary, and inter-cultural couples.

Additionally, her experience has given her excellent skills in  helping couples and families deal with the often delicate issues of inter-faith marriage, inter-cultural marriage same-sex marriages.

Reverend Sara serves Manhattan,  Metro NYC, Upstate New York, Connecticut & New Jersey. Metro NYC includes: Queens, Long Island, Brooklyn. Counties Upstate include: Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Albany, Columbia & Saratoga and The World.

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Whether you decide to have a spiritual, interfaith, non-religious or religious ceremony, secular or civil ceremony Rev Sara will create a unique and loving wedding ceremony that radiates with your love and all that you cherish most in your lives.

Reverend Sara will do all the above and more. Give her a call or send her an email to find how she will create and officiate a wedding ceremony for you that far exceed your wildest dreams and expectations: 1914-799-5279. Email: ceremonies4u@gmail.com

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Renewal of Vows

Renew, revitalize and fall madly in love all over again. Plan a special day to honor & celebrate your love with a renewal of vows ceremony & celebration! Central Park New York packages offered which can include procurement of a permit for your preferred renewal of vows ceremony site in Central Park. Options can include a photographer, videographer, car service with your photographer around NYC to capture photos of you in famous NYC locations, a romantic horse and carriage ride to and from the ceremony site location of your choice in Central Park, NY, and flowers and more.

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Same-Sex Marriage

Ceremonies from the Heart is dedicated to supporting & serving the Gay, Lesbian, LGBT Marriage. I have had extensive experience with the LBGT Community and have performed over 300 Gay Wedding Ceremonies beginning from when Gay Marriage was first legalized in Connecticut in 2008. For information on Gay Marriage go to Litchfield County Times.

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Baby Blessings / Christenings / Baptisms

A baby ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate your baby’s safe arrival into the world in a formal way. It’s also the perfect opportunity for friends and relatives to greet this new member of the family with love and affection. And, for you as parents as well as for the God parents & grand parents to state your/their commitment to your child’s welfare.

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Memorials and Funeral Services


Whether you choose to have a traditional religious, spiritual or non-religious funeral or memorial service, Reverend Sara will create a uniquely personalized, heart-centered service focused on your wishes, as well as the beliefs and the wishes of the bereaved. Additionally she will help you choose readings, scriptures, rituals, prayers and music for the service.

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Reverend Sara Henderson
Ordained Interfaith Minister

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Phone: (914) 799-5279
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