Become one of my Happy Couples!


"We could not possibly be more thrilled about the way our ceremony turned out!  Val did the most AMAZING job putting together a heartfelt, personal, sweet, and funny ceremony. We wanted to do something a bit different - we had a non-denominational ceremony despite my Catholic upbringing, but we still wanted to retain some of the traditions like readings and a memorial candle lighting to give structure to the ceremony. 
 
From the moment we contacted Val, she conducted herself in the most sincere and professional manner and demonstrated that she was a true pro at this and could craft any style of ceremony that we wanted. We could tell right away that this was a warm and caring person that truly enjoyed being a part of the happiest day in her clients' lives.
 
She crafted the most personal ceremony I've ever read/heard. I seriously cried my eyes out when I read it because it was completely "us." 
 
Countless guests came up to us during the reception to say what an amazing job Val did and how unique and personal our ceremony was. Nick and I were thrilled and we cannot recommend Val enough. Seriously - you will not regret hiring Val as your officiant. She made our big day so special. THANKS VAL!!!"  - Claire and Nick, New York

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"Dear Val, Words cannot express how thankful we are to you. You made our ceremony absolutely incredible and guests came up to us the whole night (and even still!) commenting on how beautiful and unique it was. I will never forget how meaningful it was. All of your hard work truly made our wedding a dream come true. You are an incredible person and we felt so comfortable and confident with you by our side. We cannot wait to receive the keepsake copy of the ceremony. What a beautiful idea! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!" Love, Lauren and Greg, Long Island

" From the very first moment we spoke with Val, we knew we had found the one! Val was very sweet and encouraging, and explained the process to us every step of the way. She was always there when we called or emailed with questions.
  
The ceremony she wrote for us was perfect,
capturing our relationship so well. She allowed and encouraged us to write our own vows, which meshed perfectly with our ceremony. She recommended a beautiful spot in Central Park to us when our original spot fell through, and on the big day was very accommodating as we found the exact spot for the ceremony for the best light of all.
I would highly recommend Val to anyone wanting a very special wedding!" - Valerie and Caroline, Alabama

"We selected Val to officiate my wedding because we wanted to customize our wedding ceremony. We wanted something unique, very much personalized, but yet have a few traditional elements tied in. Val was exactly what we were looking for!    

Val truly loves what she does. Upon receiving my long response to the questions, Val immediately replied to my email with such enthusiasm towards reading my story. There was always great transparency when working with her. I never had to wait long to hear back from her. At every step of the process, I felt confident that everything would be done on time and done well. Val certainly delivered!  Marc and I were thrilled with the results and all the guests loved the personalized ceremony that kept them on their toes. We couldn't have been happier!

Thanks to Val, our vision of a perfect wedding ceremony was realized with no stress or hassle!" - Maja and Marc, New York
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"When my now-husband and I first set out to find an officiant for our wedding, we were at a complete loss on where to start. It seemed like an incredibly daunting task. Our experience from previous weddings was that officiants typically delivered ceremonies that were simple and elegant, but dull and cookie-cutter. Instead, we were looking for something that could give our guests a better idea of who we were as a couple and why we were getting married. With few options, we forged ahead with interviewing people we found online for months, but the results were disappointingly inexperienced, unreliable, or otherwise lacking. Until, at long last, we found Val!

From the moment we met with her, we felt at ease and could sense that she genuinely cared about us as a couple. Her initial ideas for the ceremony, clear experience, and strong writing samples more than sealed the deal. Despite all the craziness of wedding planning, Val worked with us closely and patiently to craft our ceremony and nail down all the details until it was perfect—though with her skills, we had very few edits to make to her initial draft (as someone who works in the Publishing field, such instances are rare!). On the big day itself, Val delivered on everything we had hoped for and more. She infused our ceremony with warmth, humor, and wit, and gave our ceremony life and meaning. She even took the technical difficulties that we had due to the unexpectedly windy day in her stride and expertly kept the momentum going. I am not sure what we would have done without her. We are so glad to have had Val take part in our wedding—we couldn't be happier!"- Gloria and Ben
, New York City

"Val was great! From the very beginning she made us feel comfortable and we knew we were in good hands. She offered a very personalized experience and created a custom ceremony for our informal and intimate gathering.

Her professionalism and sensitivity made our destination wedding in New York City seamless. She helped us have a warm and spiritual event despite our different faiths.
All of our family members commented how wonderful Val was." - Brian and Chris, Atlanta

"We came to Valerie because we wanted a personal ceremony that would reflect both our cultural backgrounds and our faith in God. Valerie did a wonderful job and we couldn't imagine having a better ceremony.

We would recommend Valerie wholeheartedly to anyone who wants a unique ceremony tailored to their own personal style.
Thanks again for a beautiful ceremony!" - Julie and Asa, New York

"We scheduled our wedding with Val from Utah and had a great experience working long distance with her. She was always very quick to respond to our questions and requests.

She sent us a questionaire which we filled out, and from that she was able to make a very personal and meaningful ceremony. She sent us a copy of our ceremony well in advance and was happy to make any changes we requested. She even asked our wedding colors and came dressed appropriately.

We had a great experience working with Val and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant
." - Amy and Hillary, Utah

"We enjoyed every moment working with Valerie. Val paid special attention to what our ideas were and did her best to make sure our Ceremony was perfect- and it was!

It was touching, personal, spiritual, lighthearted, and our friends and family felt included which they loved.
Our Ceremony was a beautiful start to a beautiful day and we will always thank Val for that." - Tahisha and Deron
, New York

"We would highly recommend Valerie to any couple planning a wedding. We planned our wedding from Australia, and right from the beginning Valerie was very responsive, helpful and really took the time to get to know us, even though we couldn't meet face to face.

Valerie also stayed very calm and patient when we realised we had forgotten the marriage licence and had to race back to the hotel to get it! Our ceremony was perfect and exactly what we wanted - thank you!" -  Amy & Julian, Australia

"Val has the wonderful ability to adjust to each couple's style. If you are a "hands-on" type of couple  (like us), she will work with you to tweak the details until you are completely satisfied. However, if you are more the "leave it to the pro" type of couple, then you can trust Val to prepare a thoughtful and complete ceremony for you.

She arrives early & prepared, she has a great sense of humor, she handles herself with grace, and she stays cool & calm under pressure.
We are so happy that she was the officiant on our very special day and would highly recommend her to anyone!" - Melinda & Tristan, New York & England
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"Valerie was an absolute pleasure to work with! She is very organized, very patient. She wrote a beautiful ceremony and is one of the kindest people I've ever met! And not only was she completely non-judgmental and open minded (I'm pagan/spiritual and my husband is spiritual and into metaphysics - our familes are catholic & evangelical christans), working on the ceremony included her sharing kind words when religious family members were upsetting our non-religious selves over the ceremony details. We simply wanted a theme of universal love. She made us feel at ease during the whole process which in turn lead to a magical wedding day! Valerie is a wonderful person! Please book with her, you'll be thrilled you did!!" - Dena and Hal, upstate New York
BECOME ONE OF MY HAPPY COUPLES!

Valerie Coleman
Wedding Officiant and Celebrant
valcolemanweddings@gmail.com

(212) 628-2596 office
(917) 846-1431 cell