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Serving Greater NY and Tri State Area
Rev. Dr. Samora-Common Ground Ceremonies
Congratulations on your engagement! I am Rev. Dr. Samora, a multi-award-winning officiant and relationship coach. I am also the Assoc. Dir. for The New Seminary for Interfaith Studies where I play a pivotal role in promoting interfaith understanding and cooperation.
For over 13 years, I've had the joy of officiating more than 2,800 ceremonies, including weddings, baby blessings, and vow renewals. My background is enriched by a multicultural and multi-faith upbringing, which has made me intimately familiar with and sensitive to the dynamics of mixed households. Growing up with Jewish/Catholic/Muslim family members, I understand the importance of embracing and celebrating diverse backgrounds and cultures. I don't follow a specific faith and I personally identify as "Spiritual but not Religious". It's always a privilege to be part of the journey for couples who share different roots, supporting them in creating a harmonious union.
As a relationship coach, I've discovered that the key to a successful marriage lies in building a strong foundation from the start. That's why I've crafted The Marriage Success Blueprint Program, an engaging and enjoyable pre-marital coaching course that sets couples up for a lifetime of happiness together.
I firmly believe in the power of love and equality, and I wholeheartedly support the LGBTQ community. The moment Marriage Equality was recognized in New York during my first year as an officiant, I knew I was on the right path. Growing up surrounded by same-sex couples who were my family, I've always championed the idea that love is love and that everyone deserves the right to love who they choose.
At Common Ground Ceremonies, we offer an array of personalized services to make your day truly yours. From custom vow renewals and baby naming ceremonies to Native American and bilingual ceremonies, we celebrate love in all its forms. Our Central Park elopement packages are perfect for couples seeking an all-inclusive option in a picturesque setting. We also offer additional services such as photo/video coverage, live musicians, florals, and day-of coordination, ensuring every detail is perfectly in place.
Your wedding experience with us doesn't end with "I do." We provide ample support before, during, and after your special day. We service Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, New Jersey, or beyond, I'm more than happy to travel to your dream location.
Reach out to me directly to discuss your needs. I can't wait to be part of your love-filled celebration.View Vendor Storefront