Church of Ancient Ways
Marie April Gismondi ~ Wedding Officiant
The wedding ceremony shouldn't be the thing that you and your guests have to suffer
through to get to the good part. I promise you a meaningful, enjoyable, ceremony that
everyone will remember for years to come.

My name is April and I would be honored to be your wedding officiant!
My associates and I specialize in Couple Centered Wedding Ceremonies.
What does that mean? It means that no two marriage ceremonies are the same, just as no two
couples are the same. We offer 21st Century Wordsmithing, original writing, for all of life's
most important occasions. Let us help you find the words to the song your hearts share.
We can include all the aspects of a traditional ceremony that are important to you and leave
out the things that are not. By listening and caring about your input we keep everyone
emotionally and intellectually present with a "real" and "natural" feeling to our ceremonies.
Choosing us as your clergy, wedding officiant, wedding minister, or Humanist Celebrant
takes all the worries out of planning the perfect wedding ceremony.
~ Civil Marriage Ceremonies - Justice of the Peace Style Ceremonies ~
~ Traditional, Alternative, Spiritual, Religious, Interfaith Ceremonies ~
~ Interfaith Minister and Rabbi Team Available ~
~ Quality Service, Reasonable Rates ~
~ Recommended and Trusted by Top Locations ~
~ High Quality PA System Included ~
~ No Premarital Counseling Required ~
~ Serving the New York City, Long Island, Tristate area ~
~ Writing Services Available ~
~ National and International Wedding Inquiries Welcome ~
~ Elopement Specials ~

Although I go anywhere and everywhere,
I am primarily a NYC and Long Island wedding officiant.
Whether you are getting married near or far, please feel free to explore this website.
It is intended to be a resource for couples, ministers and officiants alike.
All I ask is that you do not republish anything that I have written without permission
and a credit to authorship with a link back to my website.
All the material on this website is protected by copyright laws.
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Wedding Ceremony Officiant in NYC
Annie & Marco
Photo from their

wedding ceremony
This is the mansion
on the campus of
Old Westbury
A beautiful location
for a beautiful
Photo thanks to their videographer Rob Coupe
Couped-Up Productions
If you have found me on one of the big wedding web sites,
please email me directly or use the form on my contact page.
Requests that come through 3rd parties don't always make their way here
and your request is important to me.
For Past Awards
see my
Newsletter Page
Michelle & Howie
Married in an outdoor wedding
ceremony at Westbury Gardens

Photo thanks to
Chris from