Rev. Jude Smith

Hudson Valley Weddings and Ceremonies

Interfaith Non-Denominational Minister and Civil Wedding Officiant


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A Wedding Sampler

Ceremonies capture a special moment of time Whether you are celebrating a wedding, a commitment ceremony, a vow renewal, the naming and blessing of a new baby, or honoring a loved one in a memorial service, ceremonies mark the permanent transition from one expression of  life into another, doing so with words and rituals designed to open the heart so that those who participate are permanently changed.

You, too, can experience the deep beauty of a ceremony authentically co-created for you. Whether you choose to invite God into your ceremony, as did the couple in the sample below, or you choose instead to celebrate your wedding by using the language of love as do many of my couples, the only thing required is that you are willing to allow your hearts to be touched.

Although beautiful words are always spoken, transformation is as a result of more than mere words. For when two or more are gathered in the mystery and wonder of love, something absolutely magical occurs. And I continue to experience my own wonder at the way hearts are touched along the way.

It has been said that a picture captures a thousand words.  How better to share this magic with you, than to share some of the magical moments I have witnessed. 

Simply click EXPAND and let the ceremony begin!

Don't live in the area?  Worry not! The vast majority of my couples live out of the area, and I am very comfortable working remotely by conference call or by Skype. 

I invite you to contact me to begin to explore how, together, we can make your love come alive for you and your guests in a way that will be magical, memorable, and filled with joy.  I offer complimentary in-depth first consultations to allow you to get a true sense of what is possible when creating a ceremony that is uniquely yours.  Daytime, evening, and weekend appointments are available.

I look forward to hearing from you, and to exploring the next step in this journey called love.

Rev. Jude

Special thanks to Bill Celnick of Starlight Video Productions.

A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

Words can capture an experience.  But photos and video capture the experience in ways that can be felt. Allow me to share with you the happy moments my couples have shared with me.  May the joy felt by each couple serve to magnify your own.