Yesterday, I unexpectedly found myself going to Staten Island, New York’s forgotten borough. To be honest, I hadn’t been there in many years and was called over for a quick wedding by a local couple. The great adventure of going to Staten Island is, of course, the ferry. The passenger boat holds several hundred people, I imagine, and crawls across the expanse between Manhattan and SI for a 20-25 minute ride. As we passed the Statue of Liberty, I was reminded of a wedding early on in my celebrancy career.
Some time ago, a Canadian couple (originally from Austria) contacted me with an unusual wedding idea. The pair, who worked for the Canadian Foreign Service, had the brilliant idea to rent a boat which would circumnavigate Manhattan, as does the famous local “Circle Line.” As we came upon the Statue of Liberty, the boat paused in place for us to have a brief, but meaningful, wedding ceremony. The wedding was so richly symbolic, it made me feel like a proud American. I was especially touched by the fact that it was a couple from another country that thought about having this iconic statue featured, front and center at their wedding. This sort of wedding can be done as a private elopement or part of a larger wedding. It is truly a celebration that no one will forget. Interested in exploring the possibility of nautical nuptials? Please contact me at 917-282-6562 or firstname.lastname@example.org !