Marriage Equality

Before marriage equality became the law of the land, I had this separate section on my website as a way to let couples know I am a supporter of the LGBTQ community, to which I also belong.  But now marriage is "just marriage", not "straight marriage" or "same sex marriage"!  Yet I feel inclined to leave this page up a little while longer, until those dark days of the lack of marriage equality become a distant memory.

Although the elements of a same sex ceremony are really no different from a ceremony for a straight couple, there are nuances. I understand those nuances and can help create a ceremony and make recommendations that reflect your needs.

Your ceremony can be anything you want it to be. Throw away old ideas about what a ceremony should include, and start fresh! Let's create your perfect wedding day!

Contact me so we can discuss your wedding dreams!

Valerie Coleman
Wedding Officiant and Celebrant
valcolemanweddings@gmail.com

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



Our guests said it was an amazing, unique ceremony, and a friend who is an event planner said it was the most moving and most meaningful ceremony he’d ever seen. We are forever in Val’s debt for making our wedding day the most perfect day we could have hoped for."- John & Wendell
We planned our NY wedding from Scotland and were so glad that we had Valerie as a celebrant. Although we never met her until the wedding day, her personality and professionalism shone through the emails. She gave us good advice and was always quick to answer any queries. We certainly didn't feel like the distance was an issue. The wedding questionnaire we completed helped her to get to know us better and we felt in control of what was being said on the day.Valerie made the wedding day itself very personal and made everyone feel at ease. I would definitely recommend her to anyone! - John and Gary, Scotland