Serving Greater NY and Tri State Area
Rev. Dr. Samora -Common Ground Ceremonies is a multi-award-winning wedding officiant based out of New York City. Over the past 13 years, Dr. Samora has officiated more than 2,500 ceremonies including weddings, baby blessings, and vow renewals. Dr. Samora comes from a multicultural and multi-faith background which makes her personally familiar with the dynamics of mixed households, having grown up in one, and is especially sensitive to the needs of couples who share different backgrounds and cultures.. Rev. Dr. Samora also believes in putting in the effort before the wedding to ensure a strong foundation for your marriage and has personally created an engaging and fun pre-marital coaching course called The Marriage Success Blueprint Program. Rev. Dr. Samora 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 was raised around many same-sex couples who were some of her favorite people in the world, and she always believed that everyone should have the right to love who they love. Common Ground Ceremonies offers customized vow renewals, baby naming ceremonies, native american 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.