Elizabeth Phaire, Master Life-Cycle Celebrant® & Wedding Officiant

Westchester Harrison, NY 10528

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Elizabeth Phaire.


Master Life-Cycle Celebrant® & Wedding Officiant




As a Certified Celebrant, I am professionally trained to work in partnership with you to create a personalized ceremony that reflects who you are, and expresses your vision for your union. Your ceremony will be distinctly tailored with any creative ideas, traditions, readings, rituals, music, and themes that you wish. You will have the final say over all of the ceremony content. On your wedding day, your ceremony will be the highlight; a moving, memorable moment for you and your guests.


I specialize in interfaith and cross cultural ceremonies, blended family ceremonies, spiritual ceremonies, vow renewals, creative ceremonies and themes.


Celebrant training through the Celebrant USA Foundation. Meditation, eclectic spiritual practices.


Celebrant Foundation


Ceremonies for Couples, Ceremonies for Families and Children, Ceremonies for Funerals and Healing


"Best of the Knot Weddings" 2011-2013 "Bride's Choice" 2010-2013 on Wedding Wire


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Elizabeth is one of the most compassionate individuals I've ever met in my life. My husband and i were beyond pleased with her attentiveness leading up to the event. She took the time to meet with us and learn about the inner workings of our relationship. I was a bit nervous about our ceremony because I was raised Catholic and my fiance Jewish and was worried that the ceremony wouldn't be rooted in the values and traditions of our individual faiths, but Elizabeth was able to craft a ceremony that incorporated elements of both our religions without being overtly religious. She also spoke with us before the ceremony and provided us with support leading up to the big moment. Our families were beyond pleased with the ceremony. I feel blessed to have worked with someone as thoughtful as Elizabeth and highly recommend her to all!

We had an ABSOLUTELY beautiful wedding day and the highlight was the ceremony officiated by Elizabeth! It could not have been any more perfect. Elizabeth helped us symbolize our dedication to each other by providing options for meaningful rituals like the candle lighting and ring warming ceremonies, both of which we used. From our first meeting with her a whole year before our wedding day, Elizabeth provided gentle guidance and unyielding support to us. My husband says she was like a "floating angel." It's amazing that you can meet someone and instantly feel like they've been a part of your life for many years. That was the feeling we got from our interactions with Elizabeth. She blended notes from our meetings, emails and phone conversations and used them to craft a personal, unique ceremony that told the story of our love in a very special way. She even included a brief translation for the benefit of my husband's parents who do not speak English. We would choose Elizabeth over and over again for our vow renewals at the 10, 20, and 50 year marks because that's how long we plan to be in love! We extend our highest recommendation of Elizabeth as a wedding officiant for a truly memorable occasion!

Elizabeth was absolutely wonderful to work with. Our ceremony was exactly the way we imagined it would be. She really poured her heart out on crafting our ceremony and getting to know us individually, and as a couple. Our ceremony was personalized in a way that told our unique story, far from a templated type of ceremony. Every word, and each reading was focused on what was most important to us as a couple, love and compassion. Elizabeth is very natural at officiating. Her calm demeanor and angelic voice set the tone for a beautiful ceremony. It was magical. Two months into our marriage, friends and family are still talking about the ceremony, wondering how we found Elizabeth, and expressing how much the ceremony really spoke to them in a profound way. Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing you gift with us on our special day!!

Elizabeth Phaire was absolute perfection for our wedding. She worked with us to develop the ceremony and made several drafts before it was complete. Elizabeth took the time to know our story which showed in her excellent delivery of the service. All of my guests praised the ceremony. If I could give Elizabeth more than five stars I would!!

"Elizabeth was perfection. Not only did she completely respect our wishes for what kind of ceremony she wanted she gave so many great ideas for special ceremony ""extras"" that might as a certain something special."

Elizabeth made our wedding ceremony flawlessly perfect and special. From the beginning of our meeting to the ceremony she was very thorough in her preparation and in execution of officiating the wedding. Elizabeth advised on the order of the ceremony types of rituals we could include in our ceremony (which took place at Conservatory Garden in Central Park - we chose a coin tossing ritual) readings vow exchange and ring ceremony.

We had a great experience with Elizabeth Phaire as our Wedding Officiant. She was very professional composed and attentive. Initially we had a few unique requests due to private circumstances and she was willing to work with us which was much appreciated. She listened to our concerns and needs and tried to accommodate them. She even helped us with our vows which we had no time to prepare ourselves. She wrote a beautiful summary of our life story and kept our guests entertained with a combination of telling our story in a personalized way as well as adding some humor to it.

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