Long before I had any idea of what a celebrant does, I found joy and comfort in creating ceremonies for my family.
Today, I am honored to be a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant; creating ceremonies by working closely with you - tuning in to your vision, researching customs and rituals as appropriate, finding readings that resonate with you, interviewing key participants should you desire, and infusing my natural ability to weave a most meaningful story to create a celebration that will be remembered and cherished for years to come.
Having spent many years in the theatre industry; as a professional stage manager, as a theatrical production coordinator for a large university, and as a labor union representative for an entertainment labor union, I understand how a ceremony is orchestrated with all the pieces that must come together to make it a seamless and natural experience. This artistic and practical knowledge enables me to see the whole picture of an event.
Jennie is a licensed Florida Notary, member of Universal Life Church, and registered with the City of New York to officiate weddings.
As a graduate of The Celebrant Foundation and Institute, I am committed to upholding the code of ethics and will:
FreeBird Ceremonies flew in 2016 when I combined the best parts of my theatre work and connected them to my enthusiasm and flair for cherishing life events with personalized ceremonies. Whether your wedding ceremony is traditional or themed, simple or complex, upbeat or offbeat, my vow to you is a ceremony that is crafted and performed to honor your unique journey and what shines in your heart.
I am from New York, and will always have a special place in my heart for the big tall trees, twisty-turny roads, and crisp air of Long Island. I love living in Florida, and over the years have made my home in several cities throughout the Sunshine State.
In addition to work and family, I am a lifelong yoga practitioner and musician devoted to cultivating a mind-body-spirit balance that is both grounded and lighthearted.
"We couldn’t have been more impressed with the level of service, professionalism, and just the warm genuineness we received from Jennie. She was far more than we expected on our wedding day and so thankful she was able to be a part of our special day."
- ELISHA B.
"The most thoughtful and beautiful ceremony we could have ever imagined. Wonderful process."
- MELISSA K.
"We left the ceremony saying goodbye to Jennie as if we had been close friends for years. It will truly be a day we'll never forget and we owe it all to Jennie!!"
- RACHAEL C.
"Jennie was an absolutely perfect officiant for our wedding and I would recommend her endlessly! Jennie was very helpful and communicative throughout the whole process and helped us shape the perfect ceremony. Her presence at the ceremony was calming and elegant, and her words were so beautiful. She was the main ingredient to our wonderful wedding ceremony – even our guests and other vendors were full of compliments about her officiating. Thank you, Jennie!"
- TREY R.
"Exactly what we were looking for in an officiant. Jennie spent a lot of time with us going through what we wanted (and didn't want). She was attentive, supportive, and professional during the whole planning process. Our ceremony was perfect. Jennie incorporated all our "wants" and when we had an unexpected visitor accidentally interrupt our ceremony, she handled it with a bit of humor and a lot of grace. We highly recommend Jennie. You won't be disappointed."
- ROB T.
"Jennie was the missing puzzle piece to our wedding. We knew the second that we met her that she was it! She’s so lighthearted and down to earth and made everything so easy for us. Not to mention she showed us our hand fasting knot that became our favorite part to our ceremony. I would highly recommend her for your next ceremony hands down. An amazing person inside and out who you can tell enjoys what she does. We love you Jennie!"
- KATIE S.
"Our day was more than we ever imagined, thanks to Jennie! The ceremony was so meaningful and full of love. She is so down to earth, and was the perfect piece to our wedding. We will be forever grateful we found Jennie to perform our ceremony."
- ROCHELLE S.
"At the end of any wedding ceremony, you know that a couple got married, but at the end of a ceremony planned with the support of FreeBird Ceremonies, everyone present will understand WHY the couple got married, and will have a fuller picture of the deeper meaning and experiences underlying the union."
- MARK Z.
"It was refreshing and honest and, if I do say so myself, myself and my husband were both in tears the entire time! Our friends and family have come to us in droves to say how beautiful the ceremony was and it was the best they had been to. Thank you so much, Jennie! We appreciate you forever!"
- FELICIA T.