Reverend Joy Burke, Saratoga Wedding Officiant

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Overview

There will be tears of happiness, laughter and heartfelt emotion when you enlist Joy to officiate your wedding ceremony.

Joy has an unparalleled way of connecting with couples and synthesizing their love story into an extraordinary ceremony.  She will not only set the intention and tone for your sacred commitment to one another, but with her great enthusiasm will help you to get the celebration started.

Your wedding ceremony should be an extraordinary experience.  Whether you choose an Elegant Elopement at Joy’s amazing converted church home with just yourselves and two witnesses, or a Gala Event at one of our fabulous local venues, you are sure to be thrilled with the ceremony that Joy will create for you.

  • Are you a fun, smart, creative couple, excited to be undertaking this mission together?  
  • Are traditional elements important for your interfaith, interspiritual wedding ceremony?  
  • Would you prefer a ceremony that is sacred and meaningful, yet does not include religious references?  
  • Do you want your dog to participate in your wedding?  
  • Are you blessed with a beautiful, blended family?  
  • Are you an LGBT couple, thrilled to finally be able to experience marriage equality?   
  • Is yours a destination Saratoga wedding?
  • Is a romantic, elegant elopement in your future?  

Look no further.  You have found the right wedding officiant!  Because your ceremony is created especially for you, we can include elements from many cultural traditions and spiritual practices.  The ceremony we design together will be a unique reflection of your love for one another and your vision for your future together.  

More About Reverend Joy:

Officiating weddings is my calling, my passion and my full-time job.  

I am an Interfaith Minister, educated, ordained and legally registered to perform ceremonies for couples of all spiritual beliefs and practices.  I have studied interspiritual philosophies at The New Seminary and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary.  

I am also a Traditional Teaching Master of the Usui System of Reiki Healing, and a volunteer for Hospice of Saratoga and for Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue.  

For well over a decade, I have been creating and officiating unique, personalized and hand-crafted wedding ceremonies for people of all faiths and traditions.  

I am well- known and respected at all the great event spaces in the Saratoga area, and many of them list me as a preferred officiant. 

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Reviews (10)

My husband and I were married by Joy on 9/16/16. She was recommended to us by our Wedding Venue and was at the top of their list as one of their favorite vendors (not surprisingly!). The minute we walked out of our first meeting with Joy we knew she was the one. She was kind, professional, and so excited to learn about us as individuals and as a couple. She worked with us to make our wedding ceremony so unique and personal to us. She was able to incorporate the most important and meaningful aspects of our relationship into it. She had people laughing, crying, and enjoying every second (and how often does that happen?!). Our ceremony turned out to be the most beautiful and most memorable part of our entire wedding day, as it should be! So, if you want a Reverend who is dedicated to making your wedding ceremony beautiful, unique and special to you as a couple, there is no one better! Thank you Joy for being a part of the most beautiful moment on the best day of our lives!

Reverend Joy Burke, Saratoga Wedding Officiant
responded on Nov 21, 2016 9:55am
It was my absolute delight to officiate your wedding ceremony, Heather and Rob. I too, knew from the moment we met that our paths were meant to cross. I am so glad that your wedding day was everything you hoped and dreamed, and that you have these lovely memories to last a lifetime. Lots of love to you both, and to you wonderful families as well. xoxo-Joy

Words can not express how pleased we were to work with Joy for our Ceremony. Joy worked with us and made our ceremony unique and personalized. She provided us with so many ideas. Joy wrote an absolutely beautiful and touching ceremony for us. So many of my guests are still talking about it. Joy was so supportive throughout the entire time. The ceremony was perfect and exactly what we wanted. I can not thank Joy enough for making our special day, even more memorable and perfect! XOXO

Reverend Joy Burke, Saratoga Wedding Officiant
responded on Aug 22, 2016 3:50pm
Thank you, Melissa and Brian, for your kind words. It was my absolute delight to be able to share in your most romantic and lovely ceremony at Longfellows a few weeks ago. I wish you nothing but blue skies from now on. xoxo-Joy

We had a wonderful wedding ceremony with Joy. She is very personal and truly got to know me and my husband. It was more than the traditional ceremony, she tied in personal information that made our day special. She is very flexible and molds the ceremony to each individual couple. We are so thankful for her! Recommended HIGHLY.

Reverend Joy Burke, Saratoga Wedding Officiant
responded on May 25, 2016 2:33pm
It was my honor, my privilege and my absolute delight to officiate your wedding ceremony, Alyssa. It made my day to be a part of yours and Joey\'s happiness on that glorious day! Love and blessings for a lifetime of wedded bliss.

With a week notice before the wedding, Joy put up with us in the best way as possible! She was amazing during the rush process and the ceremony itself was unbelievable. In a cold weather outside, she kept it all together and truly made us and our guests feel special in the moment. She\'s a true professional and I cannot say enough good things about her!

Reverend Joy Burke, Saratoga Wedding Officiant
responded on Apr 6, 2016 2:00pm
Kelly and Michael, it was such a memorable day! It was my greatest honor to be invited to officiate your wedding ceremony. I loved that we were able to FaceTime with your family in France so that they could be present for your vows. Many blessings to you both for a lifetime of happiness together.

My husband and I got married on Friday October 30,2015 and Joy performed the most amazing ceremony for us. She took the time to get to know about us, our relationship, our values and plans for our future together and she put it together to create the most amazing ceremony for us. We wanted a way to remember our loved ones who passed away during our ceremony as well and Joy made it happen in the most beautiful way. All of our guests loved the knot tying, the had never seen anything like it before. The entire ceremony was a dream come true, it was everything my husband and I could have ever dreamed of. Our guests loved the ceremony and so did we. Joy was the best and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!

When we look back at those things that most made our wedding memorable and meaningful to us, Rev. Joy is at the center of them all. For us as a couple, Rev. Joy spent a great deal of time getting to know us so that she could put together the perfect ceremony that reflected us in every way. With her, it didn’t feel like we were working on another wedding detail. Rather, it felt like we were getting to know a new, lifelong friend. From that, Rev. Joy put together a ceremony that captured exactly what we envisioned, and much more. She was open and honest with us about her advice, and completely open to considering everything that we envisioned. For our guests who were there to support us, we are continuing to hear how much they enjoyed our ceremony and that Rev. Joy’s message was one of the best they had ever heard. That didn’t happen by magic. It happened because not only did Rev. Joy work hard to make sure we were pleased with every aspect, she has a true passion for what she does that is reflected in her work. That was immediately clear to us when we spoke with her the first time, and was also obvious to all our guests in attendance on our wedding day. We now have both great memories and a friend in Joy for life!

Reverend Joy created the most magical and memorable ceremony for us. She truly \"got us\" and created a beautiful experience. Every step of the process was fun and easy. We have just celebrated our third anniversary and our guests are still talking about our ceremony.

Rev. Joy is as good as it gets! She incorporated so many wonderful details that personalized the ceremony for us. Her professionalism and calming influence, made the day run smoothly.

Joy is amazing. She loves marrying people and it shows in her well crafted ceremonies. When we were searching for an officiant on short notice for our small intimate wedding, I found Joy and there was just something that made me want to contact her. I am so happy I did because she worked with us and our short timeline to craft a personalized ceremony. We left the entire ceremony in her hands and she delivered a beautiful ceremony. Our favorite part was when she passed the rings around our guests to bless the rings. She put so much thought into our day and helped it run smoothly. We received so many compliments about Joy. You will have no regrets with Joy, she is worth every penny!!

Joy is amazing. She loves marrying people and it shows in her well crafted ceremonies. When we were searching for an officiant on short notice for our small intimate wedding, I found Joy and there was just something that made me want to contact her. I am so happy I did because she worked with us and our short timeline to craft a personalized ceremony. We left the entire ceremony in her hands and she delivered a beautiful ceremony. Our favorite part was when she passed the rings around our guests to bless the rings. She put so much thought into our day and helped it run smoothly. We received so many compliments about Joy. You will have no regrets with Joy, she is worth every penny!!


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