Inclusive Ceremonies by Master Life-Cycle Celebrant, Cristina Kollet

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Inclusive Ceremonies by Master Life-Cycle Celebrant, Cristina Kollet

You deserve a personal, meaningful wedding ceremony that celebrates what you love about each other…and does it your way.

Whether you're planning a spontaneous elopement, an intimate at-home wedding, or a fantasy wedding surrounded by everyone you know, your ceremony can be anything you want it to be. I can help.

I have over a decade of training and experience creating custom ceremonies in New Jersey and New York. I'm proud to say that the families I serve, and their friends, often come back to me for other weddings, vow renewals, and baby blessings, making me their family celebrant. And I've received the Wedding Wire Couple's Choice award every year since 2013.

The best way to find out if I'm the right officiant for you is for us to have a chat. I would love to hear all about your wedding plans. And if you don't have a clear vision of your ceremony yet, I can help you see the possibilities. But rather than keep talking about myself, let's look at some of those possibilities…

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.

At the end of the day, I want you to remember your wedding ceremony as being exactly what you wanted. It all begins with a conversation.

I hope you'll click to learn more here.

Or better yet, contact me online or 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® so you would know that I'm 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.

If you're planning your ceremony on a short timeline, I can help with that too. Many of the couple's I've worked with have come to me with the clock ticking. While a longer timeline is always preferred, there's no reason why you can't have a beautiful, meaningful ceremony on short notice.

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

"Cristina was a pure professional and made our Jersey City wedding a perfect event!…she took the time to work with to prepare a perfect ceremony, with a sermon and vows tailored to us as a couple. I expected a garden-variety, cookie cutter response doing a river-side destination wedding, and was shocked that is was the absolute reverse. It was perfect and Cristina is the best!" – Drew & Emma

"Cristina was beyond patient and responsive for all questions or concerns regarding our ceremony. She went above and beyond to ensure that we had the ceremony of our dreams on a 3 week notice! We could not be more grateful to have had her officiate our marriage. Thank you Cris, we will never forget you!" – Penelope

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Examples of my work

  • Inclusive Ceremonies will help you defeat these 3 ceremony-writing challenges.
  • Vows can be the most personal part of a wedding ceremony. I can help you write your vows or write custom vows for you. Bruce and Marcos had some of my favorite wedding vows ever. They celebrated their many years together with vows that show how, 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.
  • 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.
  • Suzan and Roger's wedding honored Suzan'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 Suzan’s brother Alan and his bride Becky 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.
  • 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.
  • I am thrilled that marriage equality is now the law of the land. When I started my practice in 2006, I called it Inclusive Ceremonies as a clear signal that I wanted to serve all couples. Since then, it's been my privilege to serve the LGBTQ community, first through civil unions and then, finally, in legal marriage ceremonies.
  • 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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