A VERY TENDER WELCOME FROM ME TO YOU.MY NAME IS CRISTOFORO PADULA,I AM AN ORDAINED PASTOR,CERTIFIED HOSPICE,AND NURSING HOME CHAPLAIN.AS A PROFESSIONAL OFFICIANT.I PERFORM BI-LINGUAL,CHRISTIAN,SPIRITUAL,ALTERNATIVE,,AND NON-DENOMINATIONAL WEDDING CEREMONIES .OUR MUSICAL STAFF AND I OFFER PERSONALIZ
Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?
He went out of his way to make us feel comfortable with the whole wedding process. We asked if we could do a non-religious ceremony and he had no problems or judgements when we asked if it was possible. His words were very touching. He definitely accepted us for who we were and encouraged us to make the ceremony the way WE wanted it.
What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?
There were a few unexpected things Cristoforo added. He's bilingual, so part of our ceremony was done Italian, which made my family very happy. In addition to that he provided us with a custom wedding certificate. He also came with his own equipment (mic/speakers/podium, etc). Before we married, he gave us a great counseling session.
How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?
We aren't religious people, so we wanted our wedding to be free of any religious rules or traditions. He did an excellent job of writing the ceremony to include what we wanted, but in a way that included everyone.
Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?
"It was the best wedding I've ever been to; from the ceremony to food, everything was great!"