Christopher Shelley

CHRISTOPHER SHELLEY

 Shelley
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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant specialises in Funerals This Celebrant does not cater for Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

New York

Ohio

Kentucky

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Entertaining and unique love stories

Affiliations

Universal Brotherhood Movement, Celebrant Foundation & Institute

Spoken Languages

English, some French

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Christopher Shelley

CHRISTOPHER SHELLEY

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EXPERIENCE

Not only am I a Celebrant in the European sense, I am an officially licensed, trained, certified Life-Cycle Celebrant; I graduated from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute in 2012. I've been performing hilarious, dignified, meaningful, powerful, fun wedding ceremonies for couples over the past 7 years, in all kinds of settings and on television.

I am based in New York City, where the world comes to get married, but I also officiate for couples in New Jersey (where most of the world does NOT go to get married), Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, really, anywhere people will pay me to go. My ordination with the Universal Brotherhood Movement allows me to solemnify marriages all over the United States.

My background in professional acting and writing blends well with this work. I have a BFA in Acting from Boston University and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. Please see my website, www.IlluminatingCeremonies.com, for more info, and please see tons of couples' reviews for me on The Knot.

Oh - and congratulations on getting married.

CEREMONY STYLE

I belong to no religion: couples who hire me often hold their ceremonies in non-traditional venues (i.e., not churches!). It is very common for me to create ceremonies for couples from different faiths. I love my work: no two weddings are the same, no two couples are the same. My ceremonies are as dignified as anyone would ever want, but I include a lot more humor than anyone ever expects, much to the guests' relief. While I do occasionally do elopements, I often work with couples on major, elaborate weddings for anywhere from 3,4, 5 months ahead of time all the way to over a year in advance of the wedding. I prefer the longer client relationships, but I can also work quickly if you are a procrastinator.
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Why Choose Christopher

Couples that hire me appreciate the value of having a professional who can guide them through the process of creating a wedding ceremony, running a rehearsal, and putting their families and other guests at ease. Coupes who hire me respect that the ceremony is the most important aspect of the wedding, and lavish appropriate attention on it. Many couples these days consider having a friend officiate their ceremony - by the time their wedding day arrives, couples feel that I AM a friend, with the added bonus that I also happen to know what I'm doing.

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