Teaches: Fundamentals of Celebrancy; Weddings
Jessie Blum-Gabriel has been a certified Wedding Celebrant since graduating from the Celebrant Institute in 2008, and completed her certificate in Ceremonies for Families & Children in 2011. She left her day job behind to become a full-time Celebrant in September 2009. She also has completed the Institute's advanced Celebrancy Business course. Jessie became a Celebrant after her best friend asked her to perform her Lutheran/Jewish/Pagan interfaith wedding in 2007, and since then has performed over 250 weddings, in a variety of places -from tattoo parlors to churches, and just about everywhere in between. She was a pick for The Knot Best of Weddings in 2011 and 2012, and received the Bride's Choice Award from WeddingWire.com in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Her background is in theatre, performance, and women's studies. Prior to becoming a Celebrant, Jessie worked in ticketing and box offices for a variety of Off-Broadway and Broadway theatres in New York City. She lives in Rutherford, New Jersey, with her husband and their two cats.