Inclusive Ceremonies by Master Life-Cycle Celebrant, Cristina Kollet

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Inclusive Ceremonies by Master Life-Cycle Celebrant, Cristina Kollet

Your wedding ceremony can be anything you want it to be.

I've spent the last 10 years helping couples like you create unique and personal wedding ceremonies. What do I mean by unique? Well, that's entirely up to you! The most important thing is that you celebrate your way.

It's your ceremony. You can tell your love story. Get creative with readings that inspire and rituals that capture the heart and spirit of your relationship. Write your own vows or have custom vows written for you.

You can include your kids to truly celebrate your blended family and even include all of your guests in your ceremony. Celebrate with old traditions or start new ones.

Your ceremony can be as creative or simple as you want it to be. I'll work with both of you to bring your vision to life. And if you're not sure what you want your ceremony to be, I can help with that too.

Whether you're eloping, having a small backyard wedding, or inviting everyone you know, your ceremony will be a custom creation, just for you. Learn more here.

It all begins with a conversation.

Contact me online or you can call or text me
at 973-985-0798. Let's talk about your wedding ceremony today.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I chose the name "Inclusive Ceremonies®" as a message that I am eager to serve ALL couples and families.

I know there are no rules to what defines offbeat couples and families. If you want a more traditional ceremony with just a little personalization, I can make those little personal details shine while honoring the time-honored elements that are important to you.

If your plan is more outside the box, I have the training and experience to take your ideas and weave them into a seamless ceremony that doesn't just honor your vision but draws everyone else in with you.

Every ceremony is custom written. So whether you're planning a big wedding or an intimate elopement, your ceremony will be full of the little details that matter to you.

You'll never have to worry about being surprised by something you didn't want in your ceremony. You'll get to review your script and I'll work with you to make sure it's all you want it to be. I can even come to the rehearsal.

Helping people celebrate the important moments in their lives in ways that are meaningful to them is my calling and the best job I've ever had.


Contact me
(or call 973-985-0798) today to see what we can create for you.

"I cannot express how truly wonderful she is. Working with Cristina was a pleasant experience in an otherwise stressful time. My husband and I clicked with Cristina immediately and she seemed to become our friend in the process of preparing our ceremony. Cristina is an exceptional writer and storyteller and captured every bit of sentiment I was hoping for in the ceremony. The day of the wedding her performance was stellar. ALL my guests were raving about how special, personal and intimate the ceremony was and were asking…"where did you find her, she's wonderful" I am so glad I found her! She seriously made our wedding complete and memorable. She's awesome" – Lauren

Examples of my work

Inclusive Ceremonies will help you defeat these 3 ceremony-writing challenges

Dawn and Chris wanted their wedding ceremony to include all the things they love. Video games, sci-fi, fantasy, books, movies and more played a part in their courtship and in their every-day life together. It was only natural to weave these things through their ceremony—especially in their love story. I helped them do it in a way that was meaningful to them and approachable to everyone.

Vows can be the most personal part of a wedding ceremony. Bruce and Marcos had some of my favorite wedding vows of the year. They celebrated their many years together with vows that show that, in marriage, the little things are the big things. And Maria and Bill's vows remind us that when it comes to zombie bites, all bets are off. Read how some of my favorite couples made their vows here.

Chris and Kim's wedding honored Kim's Jewish heritage and the couple's Pagan beliefs. As they stood beneath a beautiful Chuppah, in front of a roaring fire on Imbolc Eve we talked about this festival of fire and included their guests in its warmth and beauty. I’d had the honor of creating a wedding ceremony for Kim’s brother Jon and his bride Aidan a few years earlier and it’s always an honor when a family calls me back for another ceremony.

Brittany and Chris met at a Phish concert and love their music. So I built their ceremony around musical references and quotes from their favorite artists and lyrics.

MaryAnne and Bucky wanted to surprise their guests by getting married at their Father's Day BBQ. But Bucky wanted one more thing—for me to deliver the ceremony astride his Harley Davidson motorcycle. I was happy to oblige. Their ceremony was a tribute to their love for each other and the open road and included a special gift for their son.

After over 20 years of love, Kate and Leland celebrated their wedding in an intimate, at home ceremony that included burning sage, poetry and singing. Everyone who attended had a role to play.

I am thrilled whenever I read that yet another state has marriage equality. When I started my practice in 2006, I called it Inclusive Ceremonies as a clear signal that I wanted to serve all couples and it has been my privilege to serve the LGBTQ community, first through civil unions and then, finally, in legal marriage ceremonies.

Lauren and Johnny's beautiful outdoor ceremony had a traditional structure with personal touches They used their ring-warming to honor old friends. And when they said they liked the reading "These Are the Hands", I thought we could go one better, so I wrote a custom hands ritual based on their life together.

Kate and Mike celebrated their wedding in Renaissance fashion with a handfasting, Celtic music and everyone (myself included) in period garb.

Chris and Cindy's beach wedding was full of laughter and fun. We marked the combining of their families with a sand ceremony that included their four children.

Megan and Johnnie's wedding ceremony reflected their philosophy of life with four fun readings, each tying in to a special part of their love story.

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