The wedding ceremony is holistic: while at the centre are two souls intertwined, there is no audience—everyone present is a participant-witness to this sacred bonding between two human beings.
The celebration that follows is a tribute to a new unity for all who attend and a joyous blessing for the new couple who have transformed before our eyes.
And while we are most often called upon to officiate inter-faith marriages, we also administer and celebrate traditional Jewish weddings. We are happy to officiate for any couple who would like to be married or renew vows, including inter-faith weddings, from diverse cultures, and the LGBT+ community.
Our experiences are many and varied and we are delighted to provide references for your own expectations and comfort.
The couples and celebrations featured throughout are real—we have officiated for each of these wonderful people and their families.
“Thank you from all of us for a magnificent wedding ceremony. You were epic and we loved every minute. Much love.”
“From the bottom of our hearts…Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable. You wrote a beautiful ceremony for us and every moment of it was from your heart. All of our guests are talking about how moving our ceremony was and how informative, clear and wonderful our Rabbi is!”
“Thank you for the anniversary wishes !!! And thank you for marrying us. We are forever connected !!”
“Our 25th wedding anniversary was coming up, and Scott asked Rabbi Gellman if he would help us renew our vows. Both Alex and Rabbi Gellman not only went above and beyond what we could have expected, but made an incredible ceremony involving all of our children, and many fellow cruisers. It was a magical evening that we will never forget, and talk about to everyone to this day.”
“The feedback from Mark and Lindsay’s wedding has been over the top. Your service was inclusive, spiritual, meaningful, and yet light and fun. I am very appreciative of the way you connected with the bride and groom and made all of the bridal party and guests feel we were part of something extraordinary. Thank you, thank you!”
“It was truly the nicest ceremony I have ever seen, I couldn’t have dreamed of anything better! The details put into each and every aspect were so beautiful, and our wedding day would not have been as special as it was if it weren’t for Rabbi David.”
“My new step Mother-In-Law cannot get over how much she has learned about Judaism! Thank you for your patience and humour.”
“It was the most beautiful and moving service I have experienced in many years. I was deeply moved.”
“It was wonderful…a simple yet very personal and joyous moment…the two of you made it feel so special…thank you so very much.”
“How you connected with both of our families was so special. The time you took to consult with everyone was …”