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Church of Ancient Ways

Wedding Officiant in Long Island, NY and surrounding areas.

1 (516) 785-4191
Contact: Pastor April
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Long Island, NY 11757
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7 Reviews
betsey kimbrell
Look no further for you have found the most amazing person to officiate your wedding. She is not only an officiant, she is your guide. We had seen April at a friends wedding years ago and thought the same thing. WOW. She paves the aisle you walk down and makes the experience smooth and amazing. We met with her to write our ceremony and the experience was incredible. She guides you through the entire process and is there for any question you have. She is sweet, funny , an amazing writer and just all round FUN!
She was even there in the bridal suite to guide us when my daughter's dress broke...offering motherly advice and confidence. When April walks in the room, NOTHING CAN GO WRONG and you believe that! She exudes wisdom with every motion and applies her years of experience to every word. She is pure spiritual magic.
Look no further for you have found THE BEST person to be in charge of the union of our souls.

Kendra Dickerson
April performed our wedding ceremony in November of 2012. The same week of Hurrican Sandy-on Long Island, and we we were coming from NJ. Long story short, our wedding venue was flooded, there was a fire in the hotel, planes had been re-routed, bridges and tunnels were closed there was a gas shortage. Despite these obstacles, all of the details of our wedding were amazingly re-planned in about 48 hours! It was a totally different event than what I had envisioned. Well...almost. It had been such a great experience working with April the months prior, that I didn't want anyone else to perform the ceremony. It was really important to me that we had the ceremony that she had beautifully helped us to plan, wherever the wedding may be. April graciously accommodated us, and all the changes. She was a consistent, calming presence through the craziness. The ceremony was perfect, the guests laughed and cried. I was very grateful to have her there and cannot recommend a better person.
Steph B
Pastor April married my husband and I in October 2014. She married some friends of ours and we instantly knew we were going to use her for our wedding. She personalizes your ceremony and makes you feel like she has known you for years. She was responsive, prompt, and great to work with. So many of my guests told me it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they have ever been to; it focused on us as a couple and her delivery of our ceremony was perfect. Two couples have used her since our wedding, she is absolutely amazing!! I recommend her to everyone!!
Denise S
April performed our wedding ceremony 13 years ago. Except for who I was marrying, I would have changed any other detail of our wedding...where, when, etc. in order to have her officiate! Not only is April a highly experienced, consummate professional, she is deeply gifted in listening to couples and helping find or create a ceremony that suits each couple perfectly. She has a truly magical way with words. Her website is full of beautiful examples, readings and information, but she will also custom create a ceremony that is more personal and deeply meaningful than you might have imagined possible. Guest after guest at our wedding told us that it was the 'best wedding ceremony' they had ever been to. April is also very organized, and fantastic at worrying about all the little details, so you don't have to, and she is an expert at creating really captivating ceremonies that draw your guests in beautifully. I really can't recommend her highly enough.
Lesah KMS
Pastor April is the best. She can make your special day perfect!
Leesa Rhoden
April is amazing. I was a nervous wreck! April has such a calming beautiful presence that is truly special. She made everything perfect, natural, and unforgettable. I want to renew my vows just to have that experience again!
Pastor April married us in August of 2015. We were planning our Long Island wedding from our home in Florida, and spent hours searching all of the wedding planning websites looking for someone who fit our needs best. Finally, after reviewing tons of fabulous reviews about her, I found a youtube video of one of Pastor April’s previous weddings and was blown away. Pastor April has the ability to take your love story, and with just a few questions, is able to turn it into a work of art. Pastor April was able to keep the ceremony personal to the couple yet engaging for the guests, and the amount of compliments we received regarding her at our reception was unreal. If you are looking for someone who will bring a sense of magic to your ceremony, who doesn’t make it feel like the ceremony is something ‘you just have to get through’, then she is your gal. I couldn’t recommend her enough!

Church of Ancient Ways - Wedding Officiants in Long Island

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April would be honored to be your wedding officiant. She and her associates specialize in Couple Centered Wedding Ceremonies, no two marriage ceremonies are the same, just as no two couples are the same. With quality service and reasonable rates, April and her team are recommended and trust by many. They can also provide you with an Interfaith Minister and Rabbi Team.


Special wedding extras include 21st Century Wordsmithing, in original writing, for all of life's most important occasions. April will cater a ceremony tailored to your specific needs, whether you enjoy all the aspects of a traditional ceremony or you would like to leave some things out. April can perform any style wedding including:


Civil Marriage Ceremonies
Justice of the Peace Style Ceremonies
Interfaith Ceremonies


All ceremonies come with a keep-sake Certificate of Marriage. Couples choosing the "skip the meeting discount" may never get to see their choices. National and International Wedding Inquiries Welcome and we offer elopement specials. 

Located in Long Island, NY