Our officiant vows to you

WE VOW to creatively intertwine any rituals, prayers, poems, music and readings into your ceremony or we can create a new one together! WE VOW to be available to you with any questions you have, either by phone, text or email. WE VOW to be at your ceremony one hour before start time with a calm presence to help with any issues that might arise. WE VOW to work with all your vendors in a professional and amicable manner. And last but not least, WE VOW to happily and wholeheartedly marry you and to remember “your love story” with a smile in our hearts!

Denise Drapkin

Premiere and Award Winning Officiant In New York’s Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, & Putnam Counties.

I am a registered and ordained New York State Non-Denominational Wedding Minister/Wedding Officiant so I travel to location to perform the customized couple centered ceremonies.

If you’re not part of a faith community, or you no longer identify with the tradition in which you were raised I can script a ceremony that caters to your wishes. You may think of yourself as non-religious or non-denominational, spiritual, secular or humanist.

As an Interfaith minister, I have worked with hundreds of couple’s and families with a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. As an award-winning officiant, I have over a decade of experience creating custom wedding ceremonies, baby blessings, memorials and more. For more information, see my story.

Denise’s Email: [email protected] | Text/Call: 631-495-4101

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“I have heard from many friends and family members that our ceremony was the highlight of our wedding and was the best they’ve ever been too! She truly took the time to get to know my husband and I as a couple, and it came across in our ceremony! I would highly recommend Denise!”
Lara & Bobby, married at Timber Point
“Tara officiated our wedding after hearing her officiate a friends wedding and she was nothing short of perfection in that she listened to our wishes from the very beginning. We wanted an intimate, authentic ceremony and she honored that and then some. She made an often canned impersonal process both comfortable and exceedingly insightful. She incorporated romantic elements of which felt true to us but would have been difficult to express on our own accord.”
Jen M.
“She was so easy to speak with, receptive to any changes requested, and I felt like she truly, genuinely wanted my husband and I to have the ceremony of our dreams. I had so many of my family and friends compliment our ceremony. Denise knew exactly what she was doing when it came to creating and holding a ceremony.”
Carissa & Spencer, married at Jericho Terrace
“My husband and I had the pleasure of having Denise officiate our wedding. She went above and beyond to ensure that we received a beautiful ceremony that was not only personalized to us, but also incorporated our interfaith religious backgrounds. Along the process leading up to the wedding she was extremely patient and a delight to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone I know!”
Isabelle & Jacob, married at Eastwind

Tara Damone

Prior to becoming an ordained Minister and discovering her love for sharing love stories, Tara received her bachelors with a double major in Mass Communications and Psychology, before discovering Occupational Therapy while working with children with Autism, psychiatric disorders, and profound intellectual disabilities.

It was then that she decided to pivot her life and obtain a degree in Occupational Therapy to pursue a more soul-adjacent passion: empowering others by helping them gain functional independence while rehabilitating from physical or mental illness, injury, disability, or trauma through strengthening activities of their daily living. Tara married her boyfriend Patrick of 10 years last May.

Today, when Tara isn’t working in Pediatric Occupational Therapy or writing ceremonies/officiating, she enjoys journaling, reading, philosophy, silent retreats, practicing yoga, (as well as sharing her practice with others that are new to the practice) pilates, and her weekly dance class. She is an old soul who revels in music, theatre, and love stories of all generations. Above all else, Tara values being a mother to her son Noah the very most in this life.

All of this to say that Tara truly loves getting into “the weeds” of a person to nurture their unique story. It is her deepest passion; the overarching impetus of almost everything she pursues and hopes to accomplish. From working with children and families to transmute barriers, to curating couple’s stories and fulfilling baby blessings-Tara aims to explore the soulful ways in which love expresses itself all around us.

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