Celia was exactly the kind of officiant we were looking for when we were planning our wedding: kind, patient, collaborative, and most of all, DIFFERENT. While we are both spiritual people in our own way, we are not formally religious and did not want our ceremony to reflect sentiments we did not believe in or hold. Rather, we wanted our ceremony to reflect our own values and beliefs, our Italian and French heritage, our personal story, and the people who mean the most to us. Celia helped us to accomplish this and more. In a very short amount of time, she worked with us in a collaborative process to create the type of unique and memorable ceremony that we wanted. Instead of a rote exercise filled with cliched words and readings, we worked with her to craft something meaningful, a ceremony in our own words, with readings from important people in our lives that were taken from contemporary literature and poetry. There was also room for music that we selected ourselves. All the while Celia was patient and kind and exuded a sense of peace that is welcome to any couple planning and having a wedding. Many of our guests commented afterwards that it was one of the most beautiful and intimate ceremonies they’d ever witnessed. With Celia’s help and guidance, we were able to make something special, which was a beautiful way to start off our new life together as husband and wife. To any couple who is looking for something different and unique for their wedding ceremony, who is not afraid to depart from the conventional and put more of themselves into an important part of a wedding that is often overlooked (or even if they’re looking for a more traditional ceremony), we highly recommend Celia. She will help you tell your story and will transform your ceremony from a cliched and boring exercise you’ve heard 1000 times, into something unique and memorable that reflects you. That’s the most one can ask of any wedding ceremony, and it’s precisely what we wanted and received from Celia.