Everly Studios

NYC Wedding Officiants

serving NYC, Hudson Valley, NJ, LI

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FAQs

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Who are you?

Everly Studios is a full-service wedding and elopement photography studio run by Jocelyn Voo, an NYC wedding photographer and — you guessed it! — an ordained NYC wedding officiant. In addition to offering photography services and photo + officiant packages, we also offer officiant services a la carte.

What is your NYC wedding officiant service all about?

We believe in thoughtful details and playful lightheartedness. We think ceremonies should be fun, romantic and personal. We believe weddings should be a celebration of YOU: references to what you love about each other, little inside jokes that you have, and other such details that make the ceremony uniquely yours. This kind of customization is our stamp on every wedding, whether you’re having a 200-person ceremony or two-person elopement. We’re personable, professional and ready to celebrate your day of love.

What do your NYC wedding officiant services include?

First we’ll have a pre-wedding phone or video consultation to get to know each other and understand exactly what kind of ceremony you’re envisioning. All officiant services are then customized to your specifications, to include the exact verbiage and rituals that you’d like on your special day. After the ceremony, the NYC wedding officiant will sign and take care of the paperwork to ensure your marriage is legal.

What is the cost for NYC wedding officiant services?

Prices start at $400 for in-person ceremonies, and $250 for online Zoom weddings.

Do you offer wedding packages?

Yes! We offer officiant + photography elopement packages. These include the same custom ceremony you’d receive a la carte, as well as planning assistance and multiple hours of photography by Jocelyn of Everly Studios.

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Where are your officiants ordained to perform?

Our NYC wedding officiants are not only ordained and registered to perform in the state of New York (including the 5 boroughs of NYC, Long Island and the Hudson Valley), but also New Jersey.

Can we say our own vows?

Absolutely. All officiants will work with you to create a perfect ceremony that allow for you to say personal words to each other if you wish (and just go by the script if you don’t!).

We want to have religious and/or cultural elements in our ceremony. Is that possible?

While we weren’t ordained in the Catholic Church and cannot perform as rabbis, we certainly can include certain elements. Let us know when you reach out!

Will you marry LGBTQ+ couples?

A hundred percent, yes. For us, love is love, and all lovers are welcome here. Same-sex marriages were legalized in NY in 2011 and NJ in 2013, and we are honored to wed any couple in love.

How long will the ceremony last?

On average, ceremonies last around 10-20 minutes. After the ceremony, we will sign the paperwork together.

We just made the decision to elope next week! Do you do last-minute ceremonies?

Yes, we do! Oftentimes 10 days or more is ideal to get everything squared away, but we’ve been known to swing last-minute ceremonies in 48 hours or less. Get in touch!

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How do we get our marriage license?

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all NYC Marriage Bureaus are currently closed. If you’re getting married in NYC, here’s the steps to getting a marriage license online via Project Cupid. You will need to get the marriage license at least 24 hours in advance of your ceremony (but no further out than 60 days). Please note, Project Cupid is backed up and appointments are scarce, so I’d recommend checking every Thursday around 9am, when they tend to release appointments. You can also go outside the NYC metro area (such as Long Island and Rockland County) and go to a City Clerk that is open for an appointment.

If getting married in New Jersey, you will need to get a marriage license at least 72 hours in advance of your ceremony. If you or your partner currently lives in NJ, you can get the license from the NJ municipality either of you live in. If neither of you live in NJ, you must obtain the license from the municipality you will be holding your ceremony. See more information here.

We’re internationals eloping in NYC. Can you help?

Absolutely, anyone — including internationals and non-New Yorkers — can get married in NYC. Here’s some info on how to get married in NYC as a foreigner.

I’m interested! How can we chat?

First, contact me and let me know the details of your wedding. When and where are you getting married? How many guests will there be? What kind of ceremony are you envisioning? We’ll have an introductory video call to get to know each other and discuss details. Then I’ll be able to give you a more accurate quote.

TESTIMONIALS

“Jocelyn was such a pleasure to work with. From the very beginning when we first reached out, she was super responsive and helped us through the entire process of location selection, lined up a wonderful officiant and made herself available for any other questions we had along the way. My husband and I are both pretty awkward when it comes to taking photographs and Jocelyn made us feel entirely comfortable which allowed us to really have fun with it. Our entire wedding album is amazing - her photography style and editing is crisp and natural and so beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer or officiant for our day."

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Madelaine & William

“When my husband and I wanted to renew our vows in New York, we searched so so so many photographers and officiants as we wanted the day to be perfect. We kept coming back to Jocelyn's photographs from Everly Studios. From the moment I contacted her I knew we'd made the best choice. She took the time to answer all of my questions and used her expert knowledge to suggest things that would make our day and our photographs amazing. Nothing was ever too much trouble. On the day, she was never intrusive, she just captured us having a ball and the photos really show how happy we were. Jocelyn also organised for Maggie to officiate for us and she was also incredible. The way they worked together was seamless."

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Gemma & Rob

PHOTO + OFFICIANT PACKAGE

Collection I

• Ordained officiant performing custom ceremony at NYC location of your choice
• 1+ hour(s) of photography
• Portraits at NYC location(s) of your choice
• Pre-wedding consultation
• Customized vows, ring exchange, pronouncement
• Signing and filing of NY paperwork

starts at $1,395

IN-PERSON CEREMONIES

Collection II

• Ordained officiant performing custom ceremony at NY/NJ location of your choice
• Pre-wedding consultation
• Customized vows, ring exchange, pronouncement
• Signing and filing of NY or NJ paperwork

starts at $400

ONLINE CEREMONIES

Collection III

• Pre-wedding consultation
• Online space via Zoom for couple and up to 100 attendees to participate in
• Delivery of personalized ceremony
• Legal signing of NY marriage paperwork
• Digital recording of Zoom ceremony

starts at $250
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