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Officiant in Saratoga Springs, NY,
(518) 229-3435

About Us

Blissful Beginnings is a wedding officiant service based in Saratoga Springs, New York. Wedding officiant Florence Shaw is passionate about providing you with a wedding ceremony that is as special and unique as your relationship. She believes in the value of your commitment, and wants to create the perfect experience for you to share with your loved ones. Regardless of the size or type of your wedding, Blissful Beginnings will craft the perfect ceremony for you to share in a glorious, memorable moment with your significant other.

Services Offered

Florence Shaw exhibits professionalism, creativity, and passion in her officiant services, and genuinely loves to share in the planning of your special day. She offers officiant services for all wedding types, and performs religious and non-religious ceremonies. She performs customized vows and also offers pre-marital counseling. She performs wedding officiant services, such as:

  • Civil union
  • Interfaith ceremony
  • Non-religious
  • Rehearsal
  • Single religion
  • Vow renewal
  • Counseling
  • Customized vows


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  • I attended the wedding of a good friend of my wife and I. The venue was extremely well decorated and at the front of the room was a white archway with lights, a fabric walkway covered with flower peddles. Under the arch stood Florence with her a stole over her black dress. It was easy to identify her as the one performing the service. After speaking to her after the service I found out that she’d met earlier that week with the Bride and Groom to go over their Vows they had created. She also added something I have never seen at a wedding before, each of them added sand to a glass as a remembrance of their uniting their lives. The sand symbolizes that they now are joined and that their lives are now as one. The glass of sand is something that they take with them as a memory of the wedding. Florence was very smooth in her delivery of the ceremony, didn’t rush, explained things clearly to all attending. Her words had meaning, and sent a message to all attending that the new couple we... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 250.00

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 250.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

    $ 125.00

    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 50.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

    What languages do you speak?


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