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Thank you for your interest!


Marriages do last. For a few decades, social and economic changes caused adjustments. Today, with greater equity and knowledge, marriages are strengthening. This takes time. And quarreling is likely inevitable. Yet, if we are willing to learn, we may become wiser, kinder, and happier as anniversaries pass.

As a full-time registered marriage officiant in New York, I feel honored to participate in weddings, vow renewals, engagement celebrations, as well as baby welcomings, and funerals. Particularly with the introduction of Marriage Equality across the states, I am proud to have legally officiated 1400 ceremonies and counting for very diverse couples. 

I endeavor to provide a gentle, dignified ceremony. I cannot promise a perfect day. I do promise to offer diligence on my part. By better understanding the many values of marriage, I may give you a ceremony filled with integrity and insight.

Most of those who find me are looking for an earthy and caring celebrant for their full wedding or Justice of the Peace style elopement. My couples marry throughout the New York Metropolitan region in parks, gardens, the beach, homes, hotels, restaurants, museums, and historic landmarks.

Whether your attendants be lots of family and friends, only your kids and dogs, your photographer and myself, or even only a kind stranger as your sole witness, I will do my best to make your wedding day peaceful and joyful.  


Warm regards, 

Judie L. Guild

Registered Marriage Officiant #77862

NewYorkOfficiant@gmail.com