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www.churchofancientways.org
(516) 785-4191
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The 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.

21st Century wordsmithing for all of life’s most important moments. Specializing in Couple Centered Ceremonies that speak your hearts, and can include all the aspects of ceremony that are important to you. Tell me your vision of your day and together we will bring it to life!

Serving the New York City, Long Island and Tri-State area

  • Beautiful Civil & Justice of the Peace Style Ceremonies
  • Spiritual, Religious, Interfaith
  • Traditional, Alternative, Multicultural
  • Quality Service, Reasonable Rates
  • Recommended and Trusted by Top Locations
  • No Premarital Counseling Required
  • Writing Services Available

(516) 785-4191

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Dear April,
A thousand thank-you’s for a perfect wedding ceremony. Both of our families, and our guests are still talking about how beautiful it was. You took our thoughts and presented them exquisitely. The ceremony would not have been the same without you. Everyone said that it was truly magical, and it was. I can’t tell you how wonderful I felt then and still do. Thank you for everything. We hope to see you again soon!
Love,
Gene and Alison

Dear April,
Words cannot begin to express how very happy we were with the ceremony. We felt your words truly expressed who we are as a couple We absolutely loved it. Thank you for your ideas, support, kindness and patience. You were wonderful. All the time and effort you put into our ceremony reflected the love you have for your job. We consider ourselves very lucky to have found you. Thanks again for everything!
Love,
Natasha and Dylan

Hi April,
We just wanted to drop you a note to say THANK YOU so very much for our beautiful ceremony yesterday!! So many of our family and friends told us that it was the most unique, moving and beautiful wedding ceremony they had ever seen. Everyone had so much praise for you and a few even said that your words and your smile brightened up the room :) Thank you again for making our day so special and so beautiful!!
Love,
Donna and Russ

April,
I just wanted to express my thanks, personally. Your service fit us, and the way we wanted to begin our life as a couple, in such a magnicifent way. So many people in attendance, from so many walks of life, ranging in spiritualities and religious beliefs, commented on how gorgeous and genuine your ceremony was.Your voice and delivery made every word poignant, subtle and true. We wanted our day to be a magnificentgift to those we loved and to ourselves, as a show of strength and what we can accomplish as a couple and family and your service did it such a great justice. We were fortunate to have you as part of our process.
Sincerely,
Ben Bonaventura

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The 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 com... MORE e.

21st Century wordsmithing for all of life`s most important moments. Specializing in Couple Centered Ceremonies that speak your hearts, and can include all the aspects of ceremony that are important to you. Tell me your vision of your day and together we will bring it to life!

Beautiful Civil & Justice of the Peace Style Ceremonies
Spiritual, Religious, Interfaith
Traditional, Alternative, Multicultural
Quality Service, Reasonable Rates
Recommended and Trusted by Top Locations
No Premarital Counseling Required
Writing Services Available
(516) 785-4191

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5 OUT OF 5
Marie and Lonnie
We had Rev. April officiate our wedding and she was great. We had a si... MOREmple ceremony so we just dealt with her through email in the months leading up to the wedding. She made the process so simple. You can either use a sample ceremony on her website or work with her to form your own. On the day of the wedding, she was extremely organized and helped us with everything including the marriage license/certificate process. She is a great public speaker and did a fantastic job officiating our ceremony and conveying our feelings to everyone. We've gotten so much positive feedback on her from our family and friends. She was always easy to reach and communicate with. We'd definitely recommend her. LESS
5 OUT OF 5
Melissa and John
We were more than happy with April! I would absolutely, 100% recommend... MORE her to anyone. The ceremony she personally wrote for us/with us was beautiful, and we got a very nice copy of it as well. She's wonderful to work with, a wealth of knowledge, the perfect personality for what she does, a beautiful person. We got wonderful comments from our guests about her and our ceremony, as well. LESS
5 OUT OF 5
Erica and Justin
April Gismondi at the Church of Ancient Ways was absolutely wonderful ... MOREto work with from day one. She custom-wrote two full ceremonies for us - our legal civil ceremony which was held privately, and our unity ceremony which was held during the larger reception - after spending nearly 2 hours talking with us to get to know us individually and as a couple and to learn our interests and values. She really listened to us and worked hard to make sure our ceremonies would be meaningful and thoughtful and would achieve exactly what we envisioned, despite our unconventional approach. She even helped us put together a truly unique-to-us unity ceremony in which we combined 8 spices to make a custom blend, aligning the spices to the four elements through traditional symbolism and spoken pledges offered by several of our closest friends. We got so many compliments on our spice ceremony - all of our guests recognized how much of us was in it, and we never would have gotten there without her insight and creativity in putting it all together. She also officiated our legal ceremony and was warm, down-to-earth, and genuine with a healthy sense of humor - our nearest and dearest who attended had so many kind words afterward. She made everyone feel calm and welcome and was so excited for us that it just felt like having another member of the family there! Afterward she followed up with an email giving us tracking info for our marriage license, and provided links and instructions for handling my name change, which was super-helpful. April clearly loves what she does, and it makes all the difference. I would recommend her to anyone looking to do something truly special for your wedding! LESS




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So many wonderful couples call with very little money to spend on thei... MOREr ceremony. For me even a simple ceremony is a 4 or 5 hour investment with writing, travel and preparation. However there are couples who really do only want 15 minutes of interaction. Lets face it the big fancy wedding isn't for everyone. Yet this is no reason to settle for the sterile, bare bones atmosphere of Town Hall either. I offer a low cost service in my yard under the arch for $75.00. Bride groom and 2 witnesses to sign the license. This includes a few quick words on marriage and then you may speak your hearts to one another. We follow with an exchange of vows and rings and the pronouncement of Husband and Wife! For more information or to schedule a wedding, please feel free to call me any time! L&L, Pastor April 516-785-4191 LESS


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