"A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes, When You're Fast Asleep" ~ Walt Disney
I love watching wishes come true. As an interfaith ordained minister,
(NY ID number 1630387), it is my great pleasure to watch as the dreams of my couples unfold.
For ten years, I worked as a special education teacher, specializing in children and teens with emotional issues. When I began officiating weddings in 2012, I had no idea how it would change my life. I founded Footprint Ministry, upon the idea that God is too big to fit in one religion. Since then, I have met so many wonderful couples, many whom I now call friends. I have heard amazing, heartwarming, and hysterical stories from couples that make my job never feel like work. Since my first wedding, I have had the pleasure of officiating over 400 ceremonies. I have also been featured on television shows and radio, and have worked alongside celebrity wedding planners. I have been honored by winning The Knot's Best Officiant on Long Island and Wedding Wires' Couples Choice Award 2018-2014. In 2017 I was inducted into The Knot's Hall of Fame!
These great honors and wonderful couples have allowed me to expand Footprint Ministry. I have welcomed aboard four awesome associates. As of July 2014, I have been able to leave the field of teaching, and devote myself as a full-time officiant!
On August 3, 2012 my own wish came true when I married my husband, Jimmy, at The Candlewood Inn in Connecticut. The greatest blessing though has been our two sons whom we absolutely adore. We live on Long Island with our three dogs.
Mary Beth, is no stranger to working with couples. She is a marriage and family therapist who specializes in working with veterans. She is one of those people you can't help but like. She is kind, caring, and sensitive and goes above and beyond to make sure your day is special. I am so happy that she is not only my cousin; but one of my closest friends.
Mary Beth married her boyfriend from college in 2011. She grew up in Putnam County and several years ago moved up by Albany. She and her husband live with their dog, Porter, whom they spoil rotten.
Mary Beth officiates weddings in Westchester, Putnam, and the Hudson Valley
Alana and I met while teaching at Eastport South Manor H.S in 2013. She is personable and a great public speaker. When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I asked her to take over my weddings while I went out on a 2-week maternity leave. (Don't worry we notified the couples 6 months in advance, and I am done having children). The couples loved Alana so much that I made her an associate.
Alana was married at the East Wind on St. Patrick's Day 2011 (while she was sick with the flu). Alana lives in Wading River with her husband and two children. In the summer she lifeguards at Robert Moses and during the school year she is an English teacher at Wading River.
Alana officiates weddings throughout Long Island
Justine is one of those people who is beauitful inside and out. She radiates positve energy and you can't help but smile around her. She truly is so happy and excited for every couple. Though her favorite wedding was the one she officiated for her own brother!
Justine was married at Lombardi's in 2013 and now has two adorable children. She is also a licensed esthetician and runs a spa out of her home. She is happy to offer special wedding packages to pamper you in preparation for your big day!
Justine officiates weddings throughout Long Island.
Sarah M. and I have been friends for 30 years. She actually introduced me to my husband, and is responsible for my moving to Long Island! Sarah is a dedicated hard worker, so when my business began expanding I knew I needed her on my team.
Sarah had an amazing destination wedding in Punta Cana on May 11, 2012. She lives in East Setauket with her husband and 3-year-old daughter. She is a nutritionist and a lactation consultant.
Sarah M. officiates weddings on Long Island, Westchester, and Putnam.
If you inquire about a wedding date/time that I am already personally booked for, I will refer to one of my amazing associates at Footprint Ministry. My associates and I work very closely together. My associate and I would both meet with you and your fiance. I would then write your ceremony and my associate would perform it.
I have personally trained each of my associates to ensure they provide couples with the highest level ceremony experience possible.
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Mary Beth DeSario