Reverend Sandra Bargman

Raves and Gratitudes...

 "I cannot say enough about how
happy we were to have Sandra Bargman officiate
our wedding.
From the first meeting, Sandra's warmth and genuine love for her profession was evident.

She took the time to get to really get to know us
and understand our relationship.
Then, she crafted a beautiful ceremony that was exactly what we were looking for from Day 1.

We received compliments from many of our guests saying it was one of the most inspiring wedding ceremonies they had been to.

If you are looking for someone who will sit down with you and make the effort to understand who you are and what you want your wedding to represent,
look no further
than Reverend Sandra."
- Ursula and Bruce A.

B and U LG

Courtesy Sarah Smith Photography

"We are so happy we selected Reverend Sandra Bargman to officiate our wedding. She created and confidently performed a very personal,
loving and beautiful ceremony.

After several phone conversations and emails earlier in the year we met with Sandra and two other potential Ministers in March when we made a planning trip to New York City in advance of our June wedding.

We felt a special bond with Sandra.
While this was clearly the most important and most personal of all the wedding decisions we had to make we felt confident enough to make the decision on the spot and asked Sandra to officiate our wedding ceremony.
We absolutely made the right decision.

During that March meeting Sandra asked questions and listened carefully to all we had to say about ourselves, our 26 year relationship, our families and our hopes and plans for our wedding.
Later when she wrote the words she would be speaking at the ceremony she incorporated all the pertinent and personal details we shared with her at that March meeting. The ceremony was wonderfully personalized and we had a beautiful wedding.
 While the venue was very special to us and the view spectacular it is the loving, personal and beautiful ceremony that we will always remember. Sandra deserves all the credit for having created the feeling of love that surrounded all who witnessed the ceremony. Our memories of our wedding will forever we wrapped in that feeling. Sandra we love you and we are so very thankful."
- B.F. and J.W.


Courtesy Michael Simon Photography


"She also bridged our interests in Quechuan mythology, Spanish culture, and mountains with our traditional Christian backgrounds in a way that sensitively weaved old and new, sacred and profane. She had wonderful comic timing and incredible ideas for how to incorporate our parents.

The rehearsal day was very stressful for many reasons, but as soon as Sandra got there, I felt like we were in perfect hands. She was early; she helped organize everyone; and she asked all the right questions.

The wedding day was practically perfect. As I'd hoped, the ceremony was the best part (for me, anyway). Dozens of guests rushed up to us at dinner to tell us how our ceremony was the best they'd ever been to! I couldn't believe how many people commented on the ceremony, since usually that's the "boring" part, but SO many guests asked where we'd found Sandra and how we'd constructed such an amazing ceremony.

Anyway, if it's not obvious, we recommend her wholeheartedly! : )

Thank you, Sandra!!!"

Love, Christen and Jason

" My (now) husband and I were having a very hard time finding the right person to marry us; no one seemed to be the right fit, and the ceremony was the absolute most important part of the wedding for us, so this was very troubling. Through some recommendations online we finally found Sandra and met for coffee; within 10 minutes of our meeting, we knew she was perfect! She's an incredible listener; she's very spiritual and super open. We booked her on the spot and never regretted our decision.

My husband and I are both writers, and so we wanted to be very involved in the ceremony construction. We had no idea where to start though--until Sandra sent us an incredible questionnaire with deep, thoughtful, detailed questions that really helped us to think through our past, present, and future together. From our answers, Sandra crafted an incredibly personal ceremony and sent it back to us with plenty of time for us to add, cut, make suggestions etc. She is EXCELLENT with feedback (so many people aren't!) and really wants to work WITH you to create the perfect ceremony. We sent the draft back and forth several times, and yet she never seemed inconvenienced or annoyed to be working "overtime." She seemed just as excited about our union as we were! This is clearly not just a "job" for Sandra. She really cares; she even wrote a poem herself based on our relationship and all of the details we'd told her about our lives together!"

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"Reverend Sandra wrote the most inspiring,
down-to-earth, and beautiful wedding ceremony.

I will never forget the intimacy she created for our ceremony, particularly her own expression of happiness when I became tearful
reciting the vows she prepared for us!

Our wedding could not have been more perfect and it was all because of Rev Sandra's preparations and service. We will forever appreciate what she gave us!"
-Elizabeth and Robert

"Our wedding was truly magical all around
largely due to the perfect ceremony created by Sandra. From our first meeting with her, thru the wedding,
Sandra was a delight.
She really took time to get to know us and hear us, our suggestions and requests. Taking all the info we discussed and weaving in some very lovely rituals and words of her own, made for the most perfect and appropriate, tailor-made ceremony.
It was both moving and fun.
And we got great feed-back from many of our guests about Sandra and her work.
We highly recommend the Rev Sandra Bargman because she will, undoubtedly, take you on a magical, joyous journey, thru laughter and tears, as she did for us.
Best wishes,
- Jim & Kip

Jim and Kip 2

"My new husband and I could not have asked for a better officiant for our wedding than Sandra. She's really wonderful at what she does and she's also just a lovely and graceful person to work with.

Sandra was the perfect person to help us design a ceremony that was truly "us." Neither my husband nor I have strong religious ties, but nonetheless we wanted our wedding to be meaningful and to signify what the day meant for us. We really appreciated her approach; our initial meeting was in a cozy pub, and we found that though we're both fairly introverted people, it was very easy to open up to Sandra. She followed up with a detailed questionnaire that we filled out together, which asked us about our love story and encouraged us to think deeply about the things that we love about each other. This material essentially became our wedding vows, which were just perfect - this was a great process that allowed us to come up with personalized vows that we would have struggled to write ourselves!

The ceremony included special personalized rituals that Sandra helped us come up with (a beautiful handfasting ceremony, honoring our parents with a bouquet of flowers, and toasting to loved ones who couldn't be with us). Our wedding guests were coming up to us all night telling us how beautiful and touching the ceremony was - even guests that we didn't know so well commented that we were a really lovely couple and they could tell how much we love each other. I credit Sandra for really showcasing this, because that's what it's all about after all!

Sandra is a great "performer" in that she has a lovely voice, a calming presence, and the ability to make the crowd both laugh and cry. But I hesitate to use that word because you can tell that she is genuine and she really cares about the couples that she marries. You really can't go wrong because Sandra is all about designing a ceremony that reflects you as a couple. I'm forever grateful to her for making our day so special!"

- Kelsey and Mike

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Pix of Kelsey and Mike to come!

"Shawn and I had the good fortune to meet Sandra through a friend long before we ever planned to get married. After being together for 17 years, Shawn and I suddenly decided to tie the knot. To our surprise, we learned that our new, warm and funny friend, Sandra, officiates weddings!

It couldn't have been better. We, at first, fretted about where exactly we were to be married on the hotel rooftop terrace. Sandra assured us all was taken care of and we had nothing to worry about. Sandra's calming attitude and quiet confidence allowed us to relax with our guests before the ceremony.

Our ceremony and vows contained comic material that Shawn and I had written. Sandra's comedic timing was spot on. And when it was time to get serious, she easily switched gears to turn it into a moving experience. She was brilliant!"

- George Sanders and Shawn Curran
May 14th 2013

Shawn and George

"We are so lucky that we get chance to know Sandra
and find her to be our officiant.
We made a great decision on this.
Sandra is such a wonderful person who listens to us and cares about our feelings and our guests.
All my families and friends give a lot of compliment on our ceremony.
You don't know how much that we both love her.
You will never regret having Sandra as part of your wedding. Thanks so much again to you Sandra!!
We wish to see you again in the near future and best luck to you and your families!
Thank you for everything! Love, Yanan."
-Yanan and Chunxiou, Jersey City, NJ


"Among the many beautiful gifts we received at our wedding, the greatest and most valuable gift of all was being led into our married life by the wondrous Sandra.

No one could have put together a more loving, embracing, meaningful, funny, and FUN ceremony.
And the girl can SING!
A million thank you's!"

-Rob W. & Tom T.

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" We definitely made the right choice when we decided to have Reverend Sandra Bargman officiate our wedding at the Crooked Lake House in Averill Park, New York. I initially thought it would be difficult to choose an officiant without meeting in person, but I was wrong. My husband and I were able to “meet” Sandra through video chat and it really felt as though we were sitting in the same room with her. We quickly became very comfortable speaking with her and greatly appreciated her genuine interest, compassion, and understanding. We could tell that she was committed to helping us make our vision for our wedding day become a reality.

Reverend Sandra had us complete a questionnaire to help guide her in the process of creating our personalized wedding ceremony. Through video chat, telephone calls, emails, and our questionnaire responses, Sandra was able to accurately envision the experience we wanted to create for ourselves and our wedding guests. I asked that she include a brief funny poem that my teenage brother, who has special needs, could read. Without me asking, Sandra came up with a unique idea for my brother to be included during our sand ceremony. It meant so much to me and it is one of my favorite memories from our wedding. We really appreciate the amount of forethought that Sandra put into planning our wedding ceremony, including her kind and thoughtful interactions with my brother.

Sandra helped us feel very comfortable and prepared for the ceremony. It is extremely helpful to know what to expect on such an important day. We received numerous compliments after the wedding about our officiant. It felt good to know that not only were we very happy with Sandra and our ceremony, but so were our guests. Input from others included that Reverend Sandra is very well-spoken, she created a very personalized and beautiful ceremony, she easily and graciously adapted to unforeseen circumstances (noisy boaters during the ceremony), and had a calming, comforting presence. Reverend Sandra exceeded our expectations and helped us create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. We are forever grateful to her.

Thank you for everything!!

Abby & CJ Sweatt

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Sarah and Patrick 1

"We could not have been more pleased with our decision to work with
Rev. Sandra for our wedding ceremony,
feel extraordinarily lucky to have found her!

Sandra is warm, friendly, and genuine, which made working with her a delight. The level of attention that Sandra gave us as a couple resulted in a perfect and deeply personal ceremony that made our wedding day extremely special.

 Even though we were unsure of what we wanted to say, or how we wanted to say it, Sandra found the perfect sentiment by engaging up in thoughtful dialogue about what was most important to us as a couple.

What really made Sandra so special for us was her calming, comforting presence. We imediately felt comfortable with Sandra, allowing us to open up to her, as well as to each other. And this calming presence was huge asset when the big day arrived!!
Sandra was fantastic throughout the whole process. She made the planning of the ceremony an absolute pleasure and came through with an A+ performance at the wedding!
- Sarah and Patrick B

"We are so glad we found Sandra Bargman as our wedding officiant!
She was wonderful and helped us design the perfect ceremony. We were nervous about finding someone who could work well with us and she did just that.
She took the time to get to know us and helped us develope a ceremony that was the perfect expression of our desire to incorporate traditional elements into a more contemporary ceremony.
She was very accomodating in working over long distance with video chat and email in order to understand us and what we needed.
She made us feel comfortable and never judged.
Overall, she created a ceremony that put our own thoughts, words, and feelings into an eloquent expression on which we received many compliments from our guests. She has a gift for translating feelings into words, which made the happiest day of our lives also the most meaningful."
- Jonathon and Alasen Z.

Michele and David Perry

"David and I want to thank you
for our lovely ceremony and for making our day
so special.
It was just beautiful and you had so many heartfelt compliments from our family and friends.
You are a wonderful and amazing person and we thank you for being a part of our special day."

- David and Michele

Jess and Matt Corwin2

"Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding ceremony.
From our first meeting with you,
we knew it was the perfect fit!
The amount of time and personal detail made our ceremony better than we could ever have imagined.

The ceremony fit our personalities perfectly and we had so much fun throughout the process.
Thank you for your hard work - it wouldn't have been the same without you!"

- Jess and Matt C.

"Sandra, thank you for making our day
a special one
that we will never forget. Our ceremony was exactly what
we wanted and your words were personal and touching.
Our family raved about how intimate you made the ceremony! Thank you again!"

- Nancy and David A.

Nancy and David Aglialoro
Leslie and Sarah Butterfield

"Rev Sandra was fantastic!
We asked her to create a wedding ceremony for us, which she agreed to do. We really didn't do our homework thoroughly and just assumed that she would also be the event planner and master of the ceremony, like a DJ. At every turn, she stepped forward and handled those tasks for us, making our wedding flow much more smoothly than it would have. She really rose to the occasion.

She and her husband even took the time to light all of the many candles we had on our guest tables without being asked!!

AWESOME ENERGY, ceremony and help!"

- Sarah and Leslie


"Sandra is an outstanding Minister. She officiated with great sensitivity and sharp knowledge of who we are and what we care for.
She has that rare ability to seize the moment and sublimate it. She carved that unique and precious moment into our hearts with well chosen words, stunning presence, a vibrant voice and exceptional care.
We are really happy to hold her name next to ours on our marriage certificate."
- Nidal and Timothy, NYC

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