Rev. Christine Schmieder, Toms River, New Jersey 08757
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Your Sacred Ceremony

Jersey Shore Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister & Wedding Officiant ​

Weddings

Congratulations! 

You're about to start your new life together. This is truly a reason to celebrate! 

I'm a Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister and Wedding Officiant serving the Jersey Shore and surrounding areas. Whether you're looking for a spiritual or a civil ceremony, something short and sweet, fully customized or something in between, we can create a wedding ceremony that is perfect for the two of you!


Short & Sweet Wedding Ceremony

If short and sweet is your style, I may have the ceremony that you're looking for. Simple and beautiful, meaningful and heart-felt.  


​All packages include officiating your ceremony on your wedding day, a pre-wedding appointment to finalize details and review your ceremony, and filing your license with the appropriate township. There's no additional cost for travel.

Custom Wedding Ceremony

Working together I'll use your stories, your traditions, and your dreams to create a personalized wedding ceremony that reflects who you are as individuals and as a couple.  Add your favorite readings and/or a ritual (such as sand ceremony, unity candle, hand-fasting, wine ceremony, breaking of the glass etc) and your ceremony is completely your own. I'm not finished creating your ceremony until it's just what you want. You get final approval!


Semi-custom Wedding Ceremony​

Perhaps you like short and sweet but would like to add some personal touches such as a reading or a ritual. You can do that! Let me know what's important to you and we can work together to make your ceremony your very own!



Interfaith Wedding Ceremony

It's not uncommon for me to meet couples who come from different religious backgrounds. As a trained  interfaith minister, I know how to incorporate both traditions into one beautiful ceremony that honors both of you and your families. 


Elopements

There are many reasons to choose to elope. I've done many elopement weddings on the beach, in a park or in a private home. If you're looking for a simple wedding with just your beloved and your witnesses, an elopement wedding may be just what you're looking for. I can provide the witnesses too if necessary. Special pricing for mid-week or off-season elopements.


Same Sex Wedding Ceremony

Congratulations New Jersey for making same sex marriage legal! I honor and celebrate all love, there is no difference.  What better way to support marriage equality than to officiate same sex weddings! It would be my honor to officiate your wedding!



About Rev. Chris

I'm a Non-Denominational Interfaith Minister and Wedding Officiant. I worked for many years as a Meeting and Event Planner long before I began officiating weddings.  


I attended One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City because I wanted to know more about different religions and ancient traditions. I had no intention of becoming a minister but along the way, I realized that I had a love of ritual. Officiating weddings is pure joy for me. I studied all the major religions without belonging to any one in particular. I've discovered we are far more similar than we are different. ​I consider myself to be spiritual but not religious. I graduated and was ordained in 2010 and have been officiating ceremonies ever since.


I've been blessed with a wonderful family. My husband Frank and I have been married for more than 40 years. We have 2 beautiful children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and 3 terrific grandchildren.


Frank often accompanies me to the weddings that I officiate. He takes photos for my website and he sets up my microphone. Frank is also an Interfaith Minister and he is my back-up if I'm ever unavailable because of illness or injury. So I've got all my bases covered!


REVIEWS

Rev. Christine did our wedding ceremony and it was absolutely perfect! My husband and I are of different religions and she worked with us to make the ceremony our own. She is such a warm, lovely person and we were so comfortable with her. She is open to any suggestions as well as very helpful with her on ideas and experience! Thank you so much Christine. You really made our ceremony amazing!!!
-Megan & Jim, Barnegat, NJ


The ceremony was felt in the hearts of each and every person attending. We are still hearing comments on how beautifully chosen and delivered the words were. Christine offers a warmth that makes you feel she cares as much about our special day as you do, and truly she does! She easily helps you feel relaxed , calm and centered. She is attentive, so any questions we had, we could just call or email and she was quick to response with answers and ideas. Her gentle nature and happy smile is reassuring and friendly. Christine is so easy to work with that we will highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. Thank you Chris for making our special day so perfect!!!!
-Ellen & Jim, Toms River, NJ


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Your Sacred Ceremony

Toms River, NJ 08757

(201) 230-4485