Serving Greater NY and Tri State Area
Reverend Samora -Common Ground Ceremonies is an award-winning wedding officiant business based out of New York City. Rev. Dr. Samora is the Associate Director for The New Seminary of Interfaith Studies (the first seminary of its kind), as well as a board-certified hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner, and pre-marital counselor offering lifelong tools for her clients to have not only a successful wedding but also a long-lasting, fulfilling marriage. As an officiant for the past 12 years, she has married more than 1,800 couples of all different backgrounds and beliefs, and she looks forward to celebrating many more unions to come. Rev. Dr. Samora is personally familiar with the dynamics of multicultural and multi-faith households, having grown up in one, and is especially sensitive to the needs of couples who share different backgrounds and cultures. Rev. Dr. Samora has been assisting unions blossom for over 12 years and feels honored to have been a part of each and every one. She is also supportive of the LGBTQ community and strongly resonates with the term "love is love". When Marriage Equality first passed in New York during her first year of officiating, Rev. Dr. Samora knew that she was on the right path because she always believed that people should have the right to love who they love. Common Ground Ceremonies offers customized vow renewals, baby naming ceremonies, and bilingual ceremonies. They also provide a wide variety of services like Central Park elopement packages, photo and video, live musicians, flowers, and day-of coordination. Packages are created for every budget and can include nearly any element that you can dream up. Couples receive ample support before, during, and after their wedding. Based in Manhattan, Rev. Dr. Samora also travels to any of the five boroughs, as well as Long Island, Westchester, NJ, and further destinations when available. Should couples have any specific questions about services offered by Common Ground Ceremonies and Rev. Dr. Samora, they may reach out to her directly.