My name is Larry Adler and I’m a wedding officiant. I’ve been asked what a wedding OFFICIANT is? To me it’s an over-arching term that encompasses minister, priest, rabbi, justice of the peace, celebrant and any other person that can officiate or solemnize a wedding according to New York State.
A blog, or at least the idea of a blog, is daunting. To know that I’m committing to sitting down and writing something on a somewhat regular basis is a little scary. And not just anything but something relevant to weddings and being a wedding officiant. I mean, I know that I have a bunch of stories, maybe some hints and ideas, but at some point they have to run out. And I really don’t know if I will get replacement stories in order to continue. Although if the past is any indicatio there shouldn’t be a problem.
But at the moment, stories I have. And pictures.
So I am an ordained minister and I officiate weddings mainly, but not exclusively, on Long Island.
Long Island – home to almost three million people. In close proximity to New York City, home to another eight million people.
Long Island – where there are so many fantastic wedding venues that I have heard of, been to, or officiated at. And so many more that don’t fall into any of those categories.
Long Island – surrounded by beaches; on the North Shore, the South Shore, and, yes, the tip of the fish’s tail. A place full of restaurants, backyards, boats, picturesque farms, arboretums, vineyards, lakes, ponds and trees (about that another time). A melting pot in its own right, with English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Albanian, Portuguese and more, all spoken here.
And I’ve done weddings in all those places and, at least in part, in those languages.
So this will be a blog about my experiences. Hopefully you’ll laugh, maybe feel the love that many couples have felt, and the joy that they’ve shared. It’s possible that you’ll get some ideas, or recognize something that you thought would be a good idea but now realize is not for you.
Feedback is welcome, and actually sought, that’s how I’ll grow and change. Will this be a daily blog? I don’t think it should be. But I would like to get down to doing it on a regular basis.
And I mentioned pictures, so I guess I’ll include one of me with this first blog. Have a great day.