Personal Vow Writing

The promises you make to your partner on your wedding day are one of the most important aspects of your entire celebration. You may know how you feel, but putting those feelings into words can feel like a challenge. That’s not surprising. These words are some of the most intimate you’ll ever speak. We’ll help you represent the passion and respect you have for your partner on your wedding day, and the vows you hold for your future together.

Your taste, your voice, your love story.

Getting to know you

We’ll start with a phone interview during which we’ll talk about your relationship. This will lead to at least a couple of email drafts back and forth in order to polish the vows to your liking. By the end you’ll have a completely unique set of vows that ring true to you, to even your sense of humor.

How you deliver your vows

We can also assist each or both of you with public speaking advice. We can go over specific tips for each of you on how to deliver your vows with impact. For example, “Be prepared after you read this line because your guests might giggle a little, so pause before you proceed forward.”

The context of your ceremony

Whether secular or religious, or a little of both, we’ll help you convey your promise to one another with custom vows while maintaining a cohesive flow and theme for your wedding ceremony, as you want it. We’ll have a follow up session dedicated to designing the perfect ceremony.

“Her personalization and delivery to create our wedding ceremony, uniting our lives and including our children in our vows, felt as if a close family member was retelling our story. We can’t say enough about how wonderful she is!! Wish I could rewind time and relive our ceremony!”
Michelle & Adam, married at The Halyard
“She was absolutely wonderful to work with – guiding us and talking for hours so our wording was just right! She went over & beyond with all she did. We can’t thank Denise enough for giving us the beautiful, intimate ceremony we wanted. If you have the opportunity to work with her – do it!”
Rose & Anthony, married at II Mulino Restaurant
“Denise was attentive to the tiny details we shared in our conversations. She was thoughtful in her deliverance and structure of the ceremony. Every little detail of our time was well written and truly touched on my husband and I’s lives. Our guests were all tears. Denise felt like a family member delivering our ceremony.”
Heather & Chris, married at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
A bride and groom exchanging vows in a serene wooded area, accompanied by a wedding officiant in Long Island.

Sample Wedding Ceremony.

It has been said that “Falling in love isn’t like falling at all. It is walking – walking in to a house and suddenly knowing you are home.” Cara and Michael’s hearts and souls have indeed come home. Read their story, written and read by Denise at their Long Island ceremony and view their beautiful wedding, as seen on the Worldwide Blog, “Grey Likes Weddings!”

We are moved by love stories.

“When I listen to a couple’s love story, I can visualize how to frame that story and articulate it into wedding vows that will capture that story and those feelings. What I find most satisfying is how couples express how profound the whole process is as they prepare to officially start their lives together. I am blessed to do what I do.”

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A bride and groom embracing during their wedding ceremony, officiated by a long island officiant.
A bride and groom exchange vows in front of an archway, with the assistance of a wedding officiant in Long Island.
A bride and groom share laughter during their wedding ceremony officiated by a professional officiant from Long Island.
A long island officiant in a suit is reading a letter to his bride.
A man is gently touching his wife's face, as they receive guidance from a loving Long Island officiant during their wedding ceremony.
A bride and groom exchange vows in a barn with the assistance of a Long Island officiant.