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lisa traina

Of all the treasured moments in our lives, few are as memorable as your wedding day.  Through the years, you will reminisce about the setting, the fashions, the food, the festivities, family & friends and, perhaps most significant, the ceremony.

Selecting the perfect Wedding Officiant is among the most important choices you will make for that special moment. 

As a certified and experienced Officiant, it has brought me great pleasure and joy to work with couples in crafting the perfect wedding ceremony of their dreams; or if already married, renewing their vows by personalizing those events to create a true reflection of their history together as a couple.

The act of committing or recommitting yourselves to one another
in a Wedding or Vow Renewal Ceremony is an intimate and personal experience, and doing that in front of a group of people can be intimidating.  I will create an atmosphere of love and trust for you to convey your commitment.

It will be your ceremony, and I will be your guide, nurturing a loving environment as you express your love and devotion to one another.

   

"One of the joys in life
              is the acquisition of memories."

what is your ideal wedding?

Wedding ceremonies today are joyful celebrations that comprise a multitude of options including the blending of different religions, families, traditions and diversity. 

Your dream wedding ceremony can include any and all of the elements of a traditional or nontraditional service, while incorporating the very personal aspects that speak directly of your own relationship.

As an experienced and trusted Wedding Officiant, I have created numerous and very unique services reflective of a couple’s personal journey.  Let me help guide you with your goals to create a wonderful, memorable and timeless experience that will be remembered and treasured for a lifetime.

what is your ideal renewal?

If you are already married, you know how special your first walk down the aisle was for you as a couple.  As time passes, new moments and memories in your married lifetime are created that you may wish to acknowledge and celebrate.  The perfect way to express your continued love and devotion is a Renewal of Vows, allowing you as a couple to revisit and re-commemorate that moment in time when your life changed forever.  Renewal Vows are becoming more and more popular as couples of all ages take time to reflect back on their lives and the world they created for themselves since their wedding day.

The road traveled offers a wealth of ways to say I love you, again.

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From the very first moment we met Lisa, we felt she was the best person to officiate our ceremony. Her kindness and the special connection which she had with us made every single moment very unique, intimate, caring and beautiful. She perceived our feelings and found the right words to enhance the love and commitment which we share for each other. Our relatives and guests praised Lisa for creating an unforgettable atmosphere and a ceremony which they will always remember. We sincerely thank Lisa for being with us the day of our wedding and touching our hearts in such a special way.
— estefania and miguel
Lisa was the absolutely perfect person to officiate our ceremony. From the first time we met, our nerves were calmed about how we were going to incorporate aspects of our families faiths and our upbringing while remaining true to who we are as a couple. Lisa clearly understood our vision and made us confident that she could pull it together perfectly, which she did! She truly made a ceremony that was the perfect representation of who we are as a couple! Our family and friends are still telling us that it was one of the most beautiful and personable ceremonies they have ever attended!
— diana & jack
Lisa is not only an amazing wedding officiant but a wonderful person. She is incredibly warm and compassionate and genuinely gets to know her clients in order to deeply understand what is important to them. She seeks to find the most meaningful aspects of the couple’s character and family history to uniquely tailor the wedding ceremony. Lisa also has a tremendous talent to work through family dynamics and bring great solutions to cultural differences. We continue to glow from our wedding day and receive amazing comments from friends and family noting how special, heartfelt and perfectly personalized our ceremony was. Lisa made us (and our guests) laugh, cry and reflect. We are still smiling several weeks later as we remember this joyous occasion. We expect Lisa will continue to be a positive figure in our lives for years to come and we are incredibly grateful to have formed a lasting relationship with such a beautiful soul.
— jenna & chad
Our service couldn’t have been more perfect. We are so glad we found Lisa. Taking time getting to know us, she guided us through writing our vows and putting together our ceremony. The tone she set perfectly matched our desires. Lisa made everyone feel included. The end result exceeded our expectations with respect to the depth of emotion that the ceremony evoked. Thank you Lisa for making our day so very special!
— eric & margot
Lisa did an amazing job tailoring our wedding ceremony. She made it romantic and meaningful, but also surprised us and kept it light with funny experiences and anecdotes about our relationship so the both of us weren’t blubbering the entire time. She really went the extra mile to get to know us, check in regularly during our planning, and help keep us calm. We highly recommend Lisa to officiate any wedding, be it on top of a skyscraper in NYC or in an old inn on a college campus.
— mallory and steve
Lisa is truly amazing at what she does. My husband and I were looking for a heart-felt, simple, yet elegant ceremony and with Lisa as our officiant, it was exactly that. She took time to meet with my husband and I multiple times to get our vision…she is sincere, professional, and an absolute pleasure. My ceremony was the most beautiful moment of my life…and Lisa helped make that possible. I can’t express my gratitude enough.
— allie & gary
Lisa performed our ceremony to perfection. She spoke beautifully of what brought us together, to that moment, painting a colorful picture of our lives. How we came together. How we blended our families and our lives. Lisa was careful to include the people we love the most, both present or not. Our ceremony was very personal, funny, touching, emotional, but most of all, very professional. Lisa and Nick go back many years, which made her officiating even more meaningful for us. In spite of her personal knowledge, Lisa made sure she spoke to us many times to be sure of what we wanted, who we wanted to include or mention. Lisa is one for very fine details, and it is obvious in her heartfelt words and professional manner.
— valerie & nick
Our wedding was a fairy tale, and you made it even better. It wouldn’t have been the same without you. Your voice, your calmness, your warmth, your genuineness and especially the words was everything we could have ever imagined for our ceremony. We loved you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
— jessica & nick
After unforgettable and wonderful days in New York we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding ceremony so unique and special. Without you this would not have been possible and we will forever be grateful for everything you have done for us. We are so glad to have met and hope we will meet again in New York one day!
— ilka & fabian
From the very first moment we met Lisa, we knew she would provide us with an amazing wedding ceremony. She is a warm, sincere person who took the time to talk to us, get to know the “hows and whys” of our relationship. Lisa wrote a truly amazing wedding ceremony for us! It meant a lot to us that she paid attention to the details of our lives and wove them into the ceremony to be shared with our loved ones. On our wedding day, Lisa captivated our guests with her amazing story-like sermon. She incorporated significant aspects of our lives in such a way that it captured the very essence of why we were standing before each other on our wedding day. Our sincerest gratitude for making our day so special!
— alyssa & peter
From the moment we met Lisa and felt her warm and calming presence we knew we wanted her to officiate our wedding. Lisa got to know us as a couple and as individuals and took the time to really understand our love for each other. She crafted the most beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony that was so unique to us and our relationship. Our ceremony was by far our favorite part of our wedding day and we have received so many compliments and kind words about it from our friends and family. We are forever grateful to Lisa for helping us to begin our marriage in such a beautiful and memorable way.
— cheryl & adam
We loved Lisa’s approach! She took the time to get know us and tailored the ceremony around our personalities. Lisa is funny, compassionate, intelligent and inspiring. She was wonderful to work with and delivered a beautiful ceremony.
— brandy & philip
The memories from our wedding will always be treasured. Thank you for adding to the joyful spirit of our wedding day in such a special way. You made our ceremony the most beautiful part of our day!
— anthony & starr
Thanks to Lisa, our wedding ceremony was all that we imagined and more. From the first time we met, Lisa made us feel completely comfortable and at ease. She understood what was important to us and she held our hands every step of the way as we crafted our ceremony into something that felt truly authentic and special. Lisa has a very generous spirit, she is an excellent listener with a creative mind, and a true collaborator. She delivered our ceremony beautifully and we are incredibly grateful to have been in her care for the most important moment of our lives.
— danielle & dan
We picked Lisa because, when we saw her website, she looked like she really spoke from the heart. That is exactly what we got from her. Not only were we pleased, but our guests are still saying how much they loved our officiant. Lisa took time to get to know us as a couple and not only considered everything we wanted, but found a way to incorporate it all into a perfect wedding ceremony. Lisa is charming and kind and was a big part of why our day was so special!
— amber and chad
We dreamt of a wedding ceremony that was uniquely us and would set the tone for our future married home - one in which holidays and heritage would be celebrated in accordance with our chosen traditions. Lisa’s ability to build a ceremony from scratch for us incorporating Church of England and Jewish rituals was not only beautiful but also incredibly personal and special. Lisa got to know and understand us as a couple and we were so lucky that she performed one of the most important rituals in our lives. Our guests are still talking about our ceremony and how much they enjoyed Lisa and the intimacy of her words. She certainly helped start our marriage in the most exquisite way.
— lindsay & gavin
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lisa traina
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a very heartfelt thank you to the following people for whom this website, and my career, would not be possible.

Lesley Blackburn
- you gave me my first wedding and started me on this journey

Leslie Mastin Events
- thank you for your inspiration and encouragement

Photographs & Video by Hechler Photographers
- everyone at Hechler Photographers are Rock Stars!

Web Design by Mike Palmieri
- couldn’t have done it without you, Mike!

Sally Esposito
- without you, none of this would have been possible

My Family and Friends, who I love very much.
I am, because you are.