Wedding Info

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Rev. Maryalyce Merritt, Officiant

 Maryalyce Merritt is an Ordained Minister through the Universal Life Church.  She celebrates life and death and the milestones in between.  Travel within Dutchess County, NY is assumed, but we are happy to reasonably accommodate travel beyond that local area to include other counties in the Hudson Valley area as well as destinations within a 5 hour driving radius.  



Weddings and Handfastings

We are delighted to work with couples to create the ceremony of your dreams.  As a Wedding Officiant, we perform ALL types of wedding and handfasting ceremonies, and specialize in non-mainstream events.  We want your day to be a celebration of who you are.  Whether you prefer a spiritual or secular event; long or short; intimate or large; traditional or whimsical, we are here to help your dreams come true!   

Contact Us

Please contact us to discuss your event.  No request is too big or too small.  We want to make your dreams come true and ease the planning stress of your big day.   You can call or text (845) 244-0844 or send us an email akashasjourney@gmail.com 

other Services we offer

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Massage and Healing Modalities

We offer couples massage, Reiki, reflexology, crystal healing, private yoga instruction not only for the couple, but also for the bridal party.  We are happy to help you design a very special experience for you and your partner, bridal party, or family that will help you feel your best before your special event.

Henna Body Art

Looking for a unique expression for your event?  We have henna artists who would love to help you and your bridal party feel as special as you are. 

Unique Wedding Favors

We would be DELIGHTED to help you create affordable and unforgettable favors for your wedding day!  Some of the items we work with are crystals, tea, herbs, honey, wine glass charms, keychains, and more.  All of our items are hand crafted locally.  

Contact us

Contact us and let us help you manifest your vision. akashasjourney@gmail.com 

We recommend SWNY Photography

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SWNY Photography

Jenny Rutigliano of SWNY Photography captures those special moments, glances, and relationships shared during your event and preserves them through photographs.  She is happy to help you set up your engagement photos as well as photograph your special day.  Jenny's creativity allows her to dream with you so that your photos reflect the most perfect memories that will make your heart sing when you look back on your day.

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Candid moments captured...

  Make a statement without saying a word. Bringing an authentic, candid & fresh feel to the special moments that will last a lifetime. Lifestyle, Family, Event, Small Business & Wedding Photographer nestled in the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY!  


Contact Jenny Rutigliano to discuss your dream wedding.  (845) 832-1322 or swny.photography@gmail.com

We recommend Samantha Mcdonough

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Samantha McDonough, Makeup Artist

Makeup is art...

Beauty is Passion 


Samantha will help you feel your most beautiful on your special day.  She will help you create the perfect look that you dream about.

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Beautiful and unique...

 Contact Samantha to discuss your event.  (845) 808-6232 

We recommend Annmarie Acocella

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Annmarie Acocella

Annmarie is personable, professional, and cares about your special day.  She offers hairstyles for the bridal party while helping you to feel rekaxed, excited, and confident.

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Glow with Confidence

 Contact Annmarie to discuss your event. 

We recommend Flower Chix

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Flower Chix

 At Flower Chix, we believe that our exceptional design work can add elegance and ambiance to your party or event. We take your vision and turn it into reality. Our mission is to create incredibly beautiful arrangements that reflect our clients' own unique tastes, personalities and lifestyles.   ​Every client we see is given the very best personalized service. 

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Beautiful and unique...

 Contact Stephanie Orton to discuss your event.  (845) 235-9458  or flowerchix@yahoo.com

We recommend Falconwood Farms

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Falconwood Farms

Taste the love!  Why is the honey from Falconwood the absolute BEST around?  It's because there is love infused into every aspect of its production.  From the bees to the bottles, and each step of the way, their honey and honey products are cared for with diligence and intention, ensuring the best products around hands-down.  

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Eat, Drink, and BEE Married!

 Contact Falconwood Farms for your custom made honey favors.  Your guests will never forget these very special gifts. 

(845) 625- 7504 or falconwood@earthlink.net

We recommend Morning Star Car Service, Inc

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Morning Star Car Service, Inc.

 PROFESSIONAL - RELIABLE - EXPERIENCED - CLEAN - FRIENDLY - RESPONSIBLE 


Morning Star Car Service is available for weddings, local and long distance trips, airport and bus trips, and more.  They are reliable, friendly, clean, and will help you stay on time.  Luis and Roberto are happy to help you with your transportation needs for your special day.

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Responsible and Friendly

 Contact Luis or Roberto to discuss your event.  (845) 832-7933  or morningstarcarservice@hotmail.com