Reverend Vanessa Vaz
11 Reviews

Selected Best of 2010

1813 Wisteria Circle
Bellport NY 11713
United States




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A wedding is a celebration of the joining together of two lives. From the smallest to the largest detail, your wedding is a time for your dreams to shine! As your officiant I can help you create a heart-centered ceremony that is filled with lasting memories.

Together we will work out all the details of your vows, adding those special touches that reflect your lives. On the day of your wedding I will be there to guide you and your loved ones through the ceremony, creating an atmosphere of loving calmness. I will coordinate with your other wedding vendors to create the perfect day.

Afterwards, you can relax knowing that your marriage license will be completed and filed by a professional in a timely manner.

My services include:

Customized Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Vow Renewals, Elopements, Baby Blessings, Memorials, and Reiki Healing.

** MENTION THAT YOU SAW MY AD ON ONE WED AND RECEIVE 20% OFF ON ANY OF MY SERVICES!!




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JordanNeter
Wedding on 2014-09-27


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Shawn and Jordan Cohen

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev Vanessa Vaz made us both feel extremely comfortable. She helped us to create the perfect ceremony that combined our mixed religious backgrounds and cultures. She was very available in the weeks prior to our ceremony and very quick to respond to us with all of our questions. She had a calming effect even over the phone, so we knew that she had good energy prior to meeting her.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Rev Vanessa Vaz was very confident and calm in her ceremony delivery. She used her warm personality to create a magical ceremony for our beautiful wedding day. We could not have asked for a better officiant.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We worked with Rev Vanessa to customize our ideal ceremony- which included readings from both of our mothers, a beautiful sand ceremony (that many guest had never witnessed and noted how "unique" our ceremony was), ring ceremony, breaking of the glass (Jewish tradition), and exchanging our vows. It was the most perfect ceremony and we enjoyed every minute of it.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

All of our guests noted to us or our parents how beautiful our ceremony was and especially how great Vanessa was. Since our parents had not met Vanessa prior to the ceremony, we were especially relieved to hear from all of our parents how wonderful they thought Vanessa was and what an amazing ceremony she personalized for us. Several guests also noted how unique our sand ceremony was. It was the PERFECT ceremony for us and we could not have asked for anything more.


Michelle Anderson
Wedding on 2010-09-04


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The BEST!!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Making people feel comfortable is Vanessa's biggest gift. She has a very calming presence that comes through in everything she does.....even through emails! She kept me calm and relaxed even on the wedding day.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She gave us laminated copies of the entire wedding ceremony. This was so nice because I was able to re-read the entire thing after the wedding.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Vasnessa personalized our wedding by sharing our story.

Her process of getting to know the couple through questions and through our selection of readings is amazing. I didn't even know where to start, and she guided us each step of the way. My husband has daughters and Vanessa gave me ideas on how to make them a part of the wedding ceremony.

She was also very welcoming of our ideas.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Most of the guest though that Vanessa was a personal friend of ours who knew us for many years.....simply by the way she wrote our ceremony. It was so personal and beautiful there were men with tears in their eyes.


nicole carpentieri
Wedding on 2010-09-05


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Our Reverend, Vanessa Siders:)

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Vanessa made BOTH of us feel totally comfortable. She was very soothing and assured us ( especially my husband ) that all we had to was repeat after her and we would be fine. My husband was a nervous wreck and it is hard to make him feel comfortable in a situation where he is the center of attention. She accomplished this and I consdier that amazing!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

We knew she was going to go over the poems we had selected but she also through in a lot of moving comments and facts about marriage and what it is really about.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

we had Vanessa personalize it by telling our story because not all of the guests knew. We also picked "Angel" by Maya Angelou and The Irish Blessing which boht mean a great deal to us.Our Vows described us to perfectly as well.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

My father amongst a lot of other guests commented on how beautiful Vanessa's Ceremony was. He is a brutally honest man! He honestly could not stop talking about her. I recommend her 100% . She is truly professional, kind spirited and an angel as well. She is the Reverend you want to marry you!


Kristina Grosso


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The Best Reverend!!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Vanessa did a great job of making my husband and I feel comfortable on our big day. Vanessa never made me feel rushed or nervous whenever I would call with questions, or e-mail.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Vanessa included a laminated copy of our entire ceremony, which we will be able to look back on in years to come. This is a sweet touch especially since when the wedding is occuring there are so many things going on that one might forget everything that was said. By including this we will always have our ceremony right in front of us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Our wedding was personalized with the help of Vanessa, by providing us with sooo many different vows, readings, blessings, and prayers.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone loved how the ceremony was personalized to our liking. They also enjoyed the poem and readings we chose, as well as our vows!


Meghan Santangelo


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Rev. Vanessa Siders is simply the best!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Vanessa was absolutely amazing! She made all involved comfortable and at ease, especially my husband and I.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She added a special blessing at the end of our ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We submitted our own vows instead of selecting fromteh suggested list and she met that with an open mind.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

That the ceremony was beautifully done and that it was very "us."


Jacqueline Pizza
Wedding on 2010-07-09


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Best Wedding Ever

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Vanessa is fantastically soothing person. She walks into the room you feel like your in the hands of a pro who knows you and wants exactly what you want. It rained just as we were going to have the ceremony outside Vanessa made the transision so smooth and did not skip a beat to help us feel perfectly comfortable.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Vanessa definetly added lots of special personalized touches to our ceremony that we would never have gotten from a justice of the peace or traditional religous ceremony. From a questionaire we filled out before hand I really felt like vanessa new us and our story as well as our family around us.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We had a wonderfully small wedding just parents sibilings at our home with a fantastic sit down dinner. We did everything ourselves from the dress to the flowers my dad even built a room for us to have it in!!!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

There wasn't a dry eye in the house, and everyone just kept repeating "this is so different from every wedding I have been to it's the best wedding ever!"


Rosalind Tao
Wedding on 2010-06-09


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Menorah & Rosalind's Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev. Vanessa Siders made us very comfortable. She has an endless amount of respect for people of different cultures, backgrounds, religions, and sexual orientation. Knowing that she was more than willing to grant us a sense of normalcy in this society by marrying us just made her presence even more comfortable. Having Rev. Vanessa pronounce us as wives was a great honor.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

She took the time to get to know us on a personal level. During the ceremony, she had incorporated a poem very personal to us. She knew we were artists so the poem she selected had an artistic take on the meaning of love. Very beautiful and touching. We also loved that she took the time to write out the ceremony and didn’t make it a quick 3 minute ceremony. Everything was laid out to perfection.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose a public courtyard in the state of Connecticut. It was a beautiful setting to get married at.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone that came to our ceremony thought Rev. Vanessa’s words were very sweet and appropriate for us. Everyone was in tears! Good tears of couse!


Gina Roiban
Wedding on 2010-07-03


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Personable

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Reverend Vanessa made us feel very comfortable. She was absolutely amazing. She made everything seem so easy. Very special. She helped us pick the vows, she helped us by sending us sample vows and readings; she was open to us using a combination of vows, very easy to work with.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The very sweet thing that Vanessa put together for us was the schedule that included our vows and the reading we choose and the program.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We chose a very intimate ceremony in the backyard in a very beautiful place.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everybody loved the intimacy!


Julia Santana- Power


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Vanessa is amazing!

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

She made us sooo comfortable. My husband and I did not want to be "put on the spot" during our ceremony. Vanessa wrote our vows so that we spoke together and included our son in the entire ceremony!

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

Vanessa and I have been friends since we were in school. She added a little something about how long ago we met and how we are still friends!

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

My husband and I were raised catholic, but have gotten away from the church. Our families are still involved in the church and we had our family deacon speak during our ceremony. My son also walked me down the isle and we had a family sand ceremony!

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

I've never been to a ceremony like that! (i love having aspects that arent traditional!) Since my wedding, 2 other family members have booked Vanessa to officiate their weddings!


SCChadwick


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Sam and Christie Chadwick

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

Rev Vanessa made my husband and I very comfortable. I have been friends with Vanessa for 5 years and when she became a Reverand I told her she was going to officiate my wedding. I was single at the time!

She met my husband and made him feel so comfortable. He easily opened up to her about his spiritual beliefs and childhood experiences that molded them.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

My sister-in-law had given us Sam's mothers wedding rings. She died when Sam was just a toddler and he doesn't really remember her. Rev Vanessa added a wonderful segment about the ring to our ceremony. There wasn't a dry eye in the house at that moment. I'm sure Sam's mom was looking down on us smiling.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

Sam and I had written things that we love about each other and our relationship. Rev Vanessa turned it into a beautiful testament of our love.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

Everyone had commented on the ceremony. How different and personal it was. They had never seen - or heard - such personalization. Sam and I were so fortunate to have Rev Vanessa bless our union. We've already signed her up for our renewal of our vows!!


cedava


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Ced and Ava's Wedding

Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?

From our first meeting we knew that Reverend Vanessa was for us. We were able to see her calm and peaceful spirit from a mile away. She made us feel very comfortable and that we were in good hands.

What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?

The ceremony that we had was unique and personal to us. We had our daughter perform a reading. The reading that she read was one of several that Reverend Vanessa had avaliable for us to choose from. It spoke to our unique circumstances and evoked strong emotions from us and from our guests. In addition Reverend Vanessa walked us through our entire ceremony paying attention to even the smallest details such as having our vows pre printed on index cards to read. This was important because our venue had other events occurring and we were not able to have a rehersal prior to the ceremony.

How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?

We provided the information to Reverend Vanessa when we first met. By discussing with her who we were, what our past experiences were, what we wanted and what we didn't she was able to design the ceremony that was perfect for us. When she presented it to us in a subsequent meeting we were very moved and happy that she was able to capture the essence of who we were.

Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?

There was not a dry eye in the house. Our guests were so happy that they wanted to take pictures with Reverend Vanessa. The ceremony was BEAUTIFUL!!!


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