|Custom Wedding Ceremonies
with Celebrant Emily VanLaeys
Before discovering her true calling as a life-cycle celebrant, Emily’s work included free-lance writing,
editing, office and resource center management, and teaching. This varied background gave Emily
the organizational skills needed to work with multiple clients, the ability to collaborate with couples to
create ceremonies that are meaningful to them, and the expertise to weave the couple’s own thoughts
and feelings into a seamless script that evokes laughter and tears from guests and wedding
In May of 2008 Emily graduated from the Celebrant USA Foundation & Institute's wedding certificate
program, became a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant™, and established her business, Custom
Ceremonies. Since then Emily has created and performed over 200 ceremonies around New York
state, many of which guests have proclaimed to be the best wedding they ever attended.
Emily has been awarded Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Award every year since 2011.