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Listed below is a variety of press stories, articles, interviews and sound clips

Enjoy your look around, and read what others have said about our ceremonies and our Foundation


Press Stories

National Funeral Dir Mag Article: Celebration of Life or Denial of Death
by Linda Stuart Celebrant
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The Heart Within the Holidays, Spirituality & Health Magazine
by Marilyn Dion Celebrant
Read Article 12/12017

Creative Yoga events To Inspire Community, Spirituality & Health Mag
Authors: Charlotte Eulette and Pam Packard
Read Article -7.11.17

8.17, Sprituality & Health Mag,Celebrating Women’s Equality Day
by Elaine Voci Celebrant
Read Article - 6/2017

Mindful Studios Yoga Magazine - Yoga Professional and Celebrants, A Perfect Match
by Celebrants Lindsay Attalla and Charlotte Eulette
Read Article - 6/2017

Enliven Your Yoga Studio and Inspire Community,8.2017 Mindful Studio Magazine
by Pam Packard and Char Eulette
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Spirituality and Health Magazine - June the Month to Honor LGBTQ History and Celebration
by Celebrant Elaine Voci
Read Article - 6/2017

Wedding Wire Canada - What is a Wedding Celebrant?
Featuring Celebrant Lisa Hartley
Read Article - 6/6/2017

New York Times - At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death
With CF&I Funeral Celebrant Penny Allport.
Read Article - 5/25/2017

Birth Mother Found, Embraces Second Chance To Be A Mother, Family Gathers For Ceremony
With CF&I Celebrant Alisa Tongg in PA
Read Article - 5/10/2017

Packy the Elephant: Well Loved, Well Mourned
Holly Pruett/OR Celebrant, had the honor of writing and officiating a memorial service for Packy, a zoo-kept Elephant.
Read Article - 2/28/2017

21 Amazing Facts About Funeral Celebrants
By Celebrant Cyndy Neilly Spence
Read Article at LoveLivesOn.com - 12/12/2016

July 2016 National Funeral Director Magazine (NFDA)
When I Die, Please do Something, Linda Stuart, Celebrant
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"Little Woman LA." - Television Show
Celebrant Sarah Lemp officiated a wedding for the reality TV show called, "Little Woman LA", marrying Briana and Matt. - 4/13/2016

Radio Show - Death Matters. Celebrants Cheryl Pedly and Abegael Fisher-Lang.
Conversation about death and re-imagining ceremony around death and end of life rituals and ceremonies.
Death Matters Live Radio - 2/2016

Rachel Ray TV Show
Wedding with Celebrant Christopher Shelley
View - 2/19/16

Embracing a Loved One's Legacy: How a celebrant can be a strong asset to your funeral home
The Director, Funeral Magazine, Feb 2016 issue, Article by: Celebrant Diane Gansauer

Celebrants Sacha Jones and Charlotte Eulette, discuss Celebrant Ceremonies and Celebrant Carreer
Heritage Radio - 1/22/2016

Celebrer est Luer Metier Union! Journal du Dimanche (le Parisien)
Article about French Wedding Celebrants from CF&I
Journal du Dimanche (le Parisien) - 1/13/2016

Celebrants Mainstreaming LGBTQ Weddings
Montclair Times - 8/23/2015

First of its kind: An LGBTQ ceremony course that teaches the art of sensitive and politically-correct ceremonies - and not just for weddings!
2015-08-04 - Press Release for Celebrant LGBTQ Course

Celebrant Foundation & Institute Offers New Ceremonies for Healing and Transition Course: Specially Designed for Our Most Challenging Life Passages
2015-08-04 - Press Release for New Healings Course

Robin's Nest - TV34 Montclair, NJ
2015-05 - Host Robin Woods introduces us to the Celebrant Foundation Institute

The Celebrant Foundation & Institute Recognizes Legislative Sponsors of NJ Certified Civil Celebrant Law
2015-06-16 - Press Release - Legislative Sponsors of NJ Certified Civil Celebrant Law

Rachael Ray's Valentine's Day TV Show
Celebrant Christopher Shelley marrying a bride named Rachael to a groom named Brian
Rachael Ray's Valentine's Day TV Show - February 13, 2015

Forbes.com - Five Second Act Careers to Sail through Retirement - Eve Young Celebrant (Number 4)
Forbes.com - January 6, 2015

Celebrant Kim Kirkley speaker at Tedx New York Salon 2014
Tedx New York Salon 2014

Article for new Ontario, Canadian Celebrant Kelley Potter- Caledon has its very own life-cycle celebrant
CaledonEnterprise.com Celebrant Article

Parade Magazine 2015 - Celebrants as a Top Encore career
Parade Magazine 2015

Interview with a Savvy Celebrant, Lois Heckman
Featurend in Marlo Thomas' New Book: "It Aint Over Unitl it's Over"
Interview with a Savvy Celebrant, Lois Heckman

Money Magazine - Top Jobs for Re-Careering
Money Magazine

Huffington Post - September 9, 2015 - 3 Jobs You Didn't Know You Could Do In Retirement
Huffington Post - September 9, 2015

Montclair Times August 23, 2015 - Celebrants Mainstreaming LGBTQ Weddings
Montclair Times August 23, 2015

Post Bulletin.com, Human Rites, MN Celebrant, Kathy Diedrich
Post Bulletin.com 5.29.13

Non-Jewish Couples Embrace The Faith For Weddings
Huffington Post 4.3.2012

Untying the Knot and Bonds of Marriage
NY Times 4.2012

Wedding Ceremony: How Do I Choose An Officiant For My Gay Wedding?
Huffington Post 5.1.2012

Non-Jewish Couples Embrace The Faith For Weddings
Huffington Post 4/3/2012

Masters of ceremonies, where to turn when rituals won't do - Rotarian Magazine 3.2012
Featuring: Char Eulette, Marta Adubato and Kevin O'Brien

The Offiant Amoung us
The New York Times 3.2012

Arkon Ohio Beacon Newspaper 9/23/11
Celebrants make funerals more personal

Celebrants offer More Meaningful Funerals
Celebrants Dorry Bless and Linda Berger, Miller-McCune Magazine, July 2011 Issue

Gay Weddings Are Her Niche
Los Angeles Times - July 2011: Gay Weddings are Her Niche by Tina Susman

Gayopolis 2/2012
"Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: April Beer, Celebrant"

American Funeral Director, Spring 2011
Living Funerals-featuring Celebrant Dorry Bless

Kid Centered Ceremonies-The Wall Street Journal
Wedding celebrant proposal clears committee

Wedding Celebrant Proposal Clears NJ Judiciary Committee
Featuring: Char Eulette, Marta Adubato and Kevin O'Brien

Boston Weddings
Boston Weddings Magazine 8/201, MA Celebrant Cindy Matchett Article

Natural Awakenings Magazine December 2010
Kid Centered Ceremonies - share family rituals deepen bonds and make memories (pages 18-19)

NY Times September 2010
Vow Renewals: When One 'I Do' Is Not Enough

Conscious Dancer Magazine August 2010
Rituals to Grow On

Positively Transformative Learning centers offer that important personal touch!

Throw a Divorce Party May 2010
Celebrants in Oprah.com

Spirituality & Health Mag May/ June 2010
12 Life-Opening Rituals by Char Eulette

Natural Awakenings Magazine March 2010
Life's inevitable changes: Finding your way with ceremony and ritual” by Dorry Bless

Yoga Journal Feb 2010
Full Circle Funeral Celebrant Article, Dorry Bless + Donna Belk

Massage Magazine July 2009
Massage Therapists (as Celebrants) Celebrate Life

Awakenings Magazine Spring 2009
Wedding Stories

Celebrant Life Article May 2009
Massage Magazine, Massage Therapist

American Funeral Director Magazine March 2009
Green Funerals by Celebrants Donna Belk & Dorry Bless

Memorialization Article March 2009
American Funeral Director Magazine

Divorce Magazine 2009, Divorce Ceremony: A Healing Way to Begin Life Anew April 2009
Divorce Magazine 2009, Divorce Ceremony: A Healing Way to Begin Life Anew

Swan Connections March 2009
Connections, March 2009, Celebrant Michele Davidson Tap into the Power of Your Life Transitions

UTNE Magazine July/August 2007
Pursuit of Knowledge Article

MSN.com June 11, 2007
Celebrate Your Divorce

American Funeral Director April 2007
Celebrant Dorry Bless, Animal Memorials

American Funeral Director March 2007
Celebrating Life, Memorialization Issue

CNN Money Magazine.com March 2007
Celebrant as the New Second Career

Chicago Tribune February 14, 2007
Against Many Odds

New York Magazine Summer 2006
Weddings New York - Love Stories


UTNE Magazine July/August 2006
Follow your passion

Convene June 2006
Celebrants Make All Life Cause For Ceremony

The Star Ledger April 16, 2006
In War Zones and in Peace

UTNE Magazine May/June 2005
Distant / Life-long learning Article

The New York Times September 1, 2004
A Ceremony for All Occasions

CBS MarketWatch May 21, 2004
U.S. Job Growth

Wall Street Journal December 30, 2003
Downsizing Ceremony

The Montclair Times October 24, 2001
Remembrance, Sorrow and Hope in Nishuane Park


BeliefNet.net May 29, 2003
A Ceremony That Reflects You

New Jersey Monthly August 1, 2004
Celebrant Story

NJ Wedding August 1, 2004
Holiday Weddings

International Cemetery & Funeral Management March 2005
Creating Ceremonies Worth Remembering

The Montclair Times January 5, 2006
Rights of passage: Celebrants create new traditions for life transitions

The New York Times February 13, 2005
OK It's Over. Let's Party!

American Funeral Director May 2006
Funeral Trends

The NJ Record April 16, 2006
The New Ritualism