Rabbi David Gellman created a truly unique and heartfelt ceremony that really captured us as a couple and resonated with our interfaith guests. He really put a great deal of thought and care to personalize the service with our stories, inside jokes and little details of our lives together. We decided not to have a wedding party but wanted to honour our family and closest friends during the ceremony. Rabbi Gellman helped to facilitate this by suggesting special ways within the ceremony to incorporate each them. We couldn’t be happier!
Cathy & Max
The ceremony that David created for us was truly the highlight of our wedding. By listening, observing, and asking questions, he was able to capture not only the essence of our relationship, but our outlook on love, life, marriage, and the universe. We were both moved to tears upon reading through the ceremony when he had completed it, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house on the day of the wedding. We loved David's inclusion of so many different spiritual traditions from all over the world, his quotations of beautiful poetry and prose, and his exploration of the 1.11 ascension. Our guests' curiosity was piqued after the ceremony, and many imaginations were stirred to learn more about the universe and the spiritual world around us. Our vows were especially poignant, as they truly encapsulated our love for one another, and our zest for life. Above all, we felt that the ceremony that David wrote for us was unique, eloquent, beautiful and perfectly "us".
Rabbi Gellman officiated at our son and daughter in law's wedding in August 2015. He was very helpful and supportive during the weeks before the ceremony. The feedback from Mark and Lindsay’s wedding was over the top. The service was inclusive, spiritual, meaningful, and yet light and fun. I started that evening feeling an enormous sense of gratitude, then keenly aware of everything that is possible. I am very appreciative of the way he as a Rabbi connected with the bride and groom, explained Jewish marriage rituals, and made all of the bridal party and guests feel we were part of something extraordinary. Which of course, we were! Thank you, thank you!
I just want to thank you for gracing us with your beautiful energy at our wedding and for all the work both you and Rabbi Gellman put into preparing our ceremony. Everyone is talking about how amazing and meaningful it was! Rabbi Gellman is a true teacher. He was able to educate and inform the guests at our wedding - both Jewish and non-Jewish and engage us all in a way that was inclusive and entertaining.
With deepest appreciation and affection.
Rabbi Gellman was an incredible officiant for our wedding! He was helpful when it came to reigning in the expectations of family, listened to what my partner and I wanted for our ceremony and made it happen. He also helped to bring a fun twist to our wedding, by playing along with some of our themes. Excellent choice and highly recommended!