Over the past 10 years as a Non-Denominational Minister, I have performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies, working with couples of all faiths and cultures. But I don't just perform the wedding—I help create the wedding ceremony. Whether it's a civil, spiritual or religious ceremony, my experience will bring the most important parts of your relationship into the service, so together we will make your wedding personally and deeply meaningful as you commit yourselves to each other.
Creating your wedding ceremony:
Many couples are intrigued by the idea of creating vows, but don't know where to start. I offer a variety of services that will capture the spirit of your relationship. Whether you are religious or not, together we will craft a ceremony that will that express the deep love and connection you feel for each other. I will gladly supply you with ceremony samples upon request. References furnished upon request.
"From the moment Rev. Joe came to our home, we felt at ease. His warm personal touch made us feel like everything was going to be wonderful. Joe not only gave us excellent ideas for the wedding, he also was very flexible with the date in short notice. At our wedding, he made the entire ceremony very personal and so special. A couple of our friends that were getting married a few months after requested that he marry them as well. I would recommend Rev. Joe to anyone as he will deliver more than expected. Danielle and I consider Joe a best friend in our hearts."
–Bob & Danielle June 1, 2010, New York, NY
"We can't thank Reverend Joe enough for making our wedding day so extra special. Anyone who has ever planned or partaken in wedding planning knows the stress associated with it, and I truly think during all the stressful planning, and coordinating that couples might find themselves forgetting what their wedding day truly signifies. Reverend Joe's ceremony was so heartfelt, so sincere, and so beautifully spoken that everyone in attendance was reminded the true reason we were standing there. He holds a very special place in our hearts and our wedding would not have been the same without him."
–James and Margo August 18, 2018, Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ
"We want to thank you on the wonderful job you did officiating our wedding. Everyone has been coming up to us complimenting us on how heartfelt it was and how the wedding was NOT boring at all (which I had to laugh at because a lot of Filipino weddings tend to be long so everyone was surprised!). Thank you again for giving us a wedding to remember!"
–Vivienne & Alan September 27, 2011 The Bridgewater Manor, Bridgewater, NJ
"If you are looking for a Minister that is genuinely warm, caring and compassionate, then Reverend Joseph Schmidt is the perfect Minister to perform your wedding ceremony. The first time we met with Reverend Joe we knew we didn't need to look any further. He is so outgoing, has a great sense of humor and immediately puts you at ease. He involved us in every step of planning the ceremony to make sure that it was personalized not only for us, but for our families as well. He has a true joy and passion for what he does and he speaks from the heart. Reverend Joe will not only be your Minister, but he will also be your friend way beyond the day of your wedding ceremony."
–Sue and Steve, September 22, 2012 Baskimg Ridge Country Club, Basking Ridge, NJ
"Joe, thank you for the extra effort on our special day. From beginning to end you carried us with ease. Your professionalism and kindness was not only noticed by us but also by our family and friends. We cannot thank you enough, we will always remember you."
–Luis & Brenda August 23, 2012, The Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ
"Working with Reverend Joe Schmidt to create an intimate, interfaith ceremony for our wedding was a dream! We didn't even know where to start before meeting with him. He took a personal interest in us and guided us through creating a ceremony that was a true representation of 'us.' He acted as our coach, friend and advisor and even gave us an excellent recommendation for a florist! We were thrilled with his service!"
–Pamela and Eric, August 15, 2012, Liberty House, Jersey City, NJ
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Thank you for considering Rev. Joseph Schmidt to officiate your big day!