Helpful Links


The License et al. - Before you can marry on Long Island or in New York City you will need a marriage license - of course!

These sites will save you some time and trouble in securing one:

Wedding license information from

The Official Central Park Info Site

Hansom Carriage Rides in Central Park

Giant Wedding Planning Sites:
These are particularly helpful sites for planning your Long Island/ New York City wedding:

Recommended Wedding Halls:
These are a few of the places that recommend me, and that I'm glad to recommed to you.

Antun's In Queens Village

Glen Cove Mansion in Glen Cove

Any of Lessings elite venues:

  • Bourne Mansion in Oakdale, NY
  • Coindre Hall in Huntington, NY
  • The Mansion at Timber Point in Great River, NY
  • Three Village Inn in Stony Brook, NY
  • Dowling - Vanderbilt Mansion in Oakdale, NY

The Sterling Caterers in Bethpage

Milleridge Inn   in Jericho

Oheka Castle in Huntington

Wedding Planners
Here are some expert planners that do weddings on Long Island and in New York City:

Always a Bridesmaid  (718) 560-3187

Christine A. Wheat, Special Events Firm (516) 313-0704

Weddings By Lorelei, 1725 York Avenue 19D, New York, NY (212) 662-0290

Details by Gina  (516) 606-7095

Photography and Video:

BKITPhoto - Benny Lui

Jeffrey Lau Photography   (917) 763-3197

Elizabeth Solaka Photography
(917) 609-5590

Katie Lyman Photography (646) 352-1030

Brad Ross Photography  (908) 500-2311

Bill Wang Photography    888.424.5592

Carlos Castillo Photography

Brian Fried Photography    (917)  885-4670 

Goran Veljic (347) 938-5807

DJ Services and Other Music:

Mobile Music Masters

Grupo Latin Vibe (Salsa and Latin Jazz), Awilda Santiago (718) 787-9742, Tommy Mattioli (718) 349-1149

Hanan Harchol (classical guitar)  917 838-0054

Janet King, New York Harpist (516) 671-4519

Carol Moore, A Starry Night Elegant DJ services (212) 946-5119

Jerry Costanzo (big band, small ensembles, solid vocals)  (631) 473-1942

Valeriya Sholokhova, Cellist (plays with others also, including Slava Gelafud, below)  (718) 440-6989

Slava Gelfaud, Violinist (He and Valeriya were particularly good together.) (917) 596-9925

Capriccio Ensemble (Natalie Kriegler, Artistic Director)  (917) 273-9183 (best); Ofc. (212) 923-4807

Red: Wedding & Event Management (917) 232-9239  (especially for Chinese weddings) Ask for "May"

Lindsey and Nick (violin and bass)  (631) 398-2491

Wedding Clothing for the Bride:

Solotu, 557 Lake Avenue, St. James, NY   (631) 584-4644

Naomi's [dresses]
Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, Bay Shore Mall, and Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream

Mario Ramo Couture (custom made and alterations)
915 Second Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040    (516) 326-1010

Flowers and Floral Arrangements:

Designer Florals, Sharon Lange  (516) 244-3742


Wedding Cakes and Pasteries:

Haute So Sweet, owner Michelle Apiar (212) 673-7527.

Blogs for Brides:

Wedding Bee


Dance Lessons for Marrying Couples

Bet U Can Dance, 3021 Jericho Turnpike, East Northport, NY 11731  (631) 623-6559

Destination Dance Studios
Bayside Location (718) 225-1980
Forest Hills Location (718) 544-0911


Wedding Officiants in Other Regions:
These are people I like who are professional, personable, experienced, and who have the best interests of the couple at heart.

Celia Milton - North Haledon, NJ

Rev. Larry D. Goyda – Pittsburgh, PA

April Beer – Roseland, NJ

Mary Dougal – Northern NJ

Clergy on Call ministries was started by Reverend William Britton. Pastor Bill is an ordained minister (clergy) serving as a wedding officiant or wedding minister – helping couples to write their wedding vows and plan their wedding ceremony so that they have “no regrets” on their day of celebration - whether religious ceremonies or civil ceremonies. (Pastor Bill is also available if you’re renewing your marriage vows, or eloping or doing a destination wedding.) Pastor Bill serves couples planning a wedding in the Greater New York area including Long Island (Nassau County and Suffolk County), Queens, Brooklyn, New York City (Manhattan), and Westchester County. If you’re thinking of using a Judge for your wedding, or a Justice of the Peace – or if you’re thinking of going to city hall for your wedding – or perhaps you’re working on a last minute wedding plan –in any case, Pastor Bill would love to speak with you. (Pastor Bill is also available for families that have suffered the loss of a loved one and are planning a funeral.)

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