"Hi Rabbi Steve, 
We cannot thank you enough for officiating our wedding in June 2012 and making it so special for us. Your support before the wedding (especially as we came over from England!)was invaluable to us and something that we will never forget.
The ceremony itself was just perfect and we were instantly put at ease by your calming and kind nature. We loved everything about it and our guests agreed.
Thank you so much for everything, New York will always be such a special place for us and you have contributed to that, we are so grateful.
Kindest regards,
Sian and Chris Dakin
Nottingham, England 

It was a beautiful wedding- we couldn't ask for more!!! It was very intimate and honored wedding! We had so much fun!!
Thank You Very Much-
Eyal & hofit

You did such an amazing job. You made us feel comfortable and helped make it fun.
It was such a pleasure having your as our officiant. Thank you so very much for making our day special. Nikki 

"What can I say, everyone LOVED the rabbi!"      
E & J

Dear Rabbi Blane,
Preparing Shabbos dinner  and watching Sarah & Brian's video, as our Chanukah candles cast their shadows across the dining room ceiling. 
You did a great job, and acted with the steady patience that goes with that name. 
Thank you for a meaningful and haimish service.  We were all blessed to witness day give way to night as you led Sarah & Brian from singledom to marriage. Whew.
All the best. 
Peace & Love, 

From Jim: "I contacted Rabbi Steve to officiate at a renewal of vows for our 25th wedding anniversary. My wife Kelly had no idea I was planning this event so secrecy was paramount and as we were coming from Canada, I needed someone I could depend on to get everything set up in New York. Rabbi Steve was so helpful with the arrangements that I knew from the outset we were in good hands. When the day came and the surprise was sprung on my wife in Central Park, Rabbi Steve made us feel like we had been friends for years and made the occasion warm, intimate and truly joyful. Thanks to him, everything went perfectly - better than my highest hopes. It was obvious that he was enjoying the service as much as we were and we feel we have made a friend for life, because he was such an integral part of one of the happiest days of our lives. Rabbi Steve is friendly, helpful, full of joy and truly a beautiful man. I cannot thank you enough, Rabbi Steve, for what you did for us that day. We will never forget the day, or you." 

From Kelly: "Despite being completely lost for words at the time I can now say without reservation that the renewal of our vows and our commitment to each other was made even more special by the warmth and grace you brought to the occasion.  Jim has said it much more eloquently than I. Please know that you will always hold a special place in our hearts." 


Hi Rabbi Steve…

Thank you so much for making our wedding so special.  The service was everything we could ever have hoped for, especially on such short notice.  Most of our guests wanted to know who you were as they thought you and the service was fabulous (You were a big hit!!).  When I told them how we found you and that you lived in our neighborhood, they couldn't believe that either.  Our family and friends could not imagine how we pulled this off in only seven days.   Warmly, Karen & Mark.
We couldn't have chosen better people to co-officiate our wedding.. everyone said it was the most wonderful and fun and beautiful ceremony they have ever been to.. and we had such a great experience.. it was beautiful.. The gentle and reassuring approach that both, you and Father David infused into our ceremony put to rest any concerns with respect to our choice of an interfaith marriage..We loved the energy between you and Father David and your singing was beautiful!! It was more than we could have asked for.. Thank you so much for making it such a great experience for us and our guests!!
with love, Anna and David

We are on our way to Switzerland in a few hours from but wanted to make sure we let you know how very happy we are with the ceremony you conducted, many people complemented it and thought you had known us for a long time. We should have some good pictures to send you, we'll be in touch.

Best, Jason & Meredith

Sorry that it has taken so long, but we just wanted to tell you how happy we were with the wedding ceremony.  Everyone who attended commented on the ceremony.  Many people said it was the best wedding they had ever been to.  Roxann and I agree.  you did a great job!
Scott and Roxann

We loved our ceremony!
We received so many compliments on our ceremony. A lot of our friends said that they loved the Rabbi and that the ceremony was so beautiful and that it was the best ceremony they'd ever seen!
Khan & Erin

We had a wonderful time.  Everyone was saying that I could not have picked a better day or a better person to officiate! The quotes you choose for the ceremony were absolutely perfect! By the way, I will be recommending you to all of my unmarried friends!
Love, Pablo & Tammy

Alina and I just wanted to take the time to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. Your ability to translate one culture into another was uncanny, and very well spoken. Everyone is still talking about the Guitar and how fun it was for them to witness and experience our wedding, and we are forever grateful that it was because of you, that it was more of an experience than a "normal ceremony". You took the time to translate ancient traditions into lamens terms for those in attendance who maybe were unaware, and gave everyone a little involvement in our big day. So again, thank you for all you did, (especially making sure I wasn't dropped off of the chair), and for making mine and my wife's wedding, a day we'll not soon forget!!! Thank You So Much

 Sincerely, Timothy and Alina  

"Our ceremony was perfectly beautiful. You made it personal and intimate, just as we wanted it. He even mentioned our beloved dog Juana and read words in Spanish so that my grandmother could understand!! We are very very grateful!!" Mariangella & Ansley

Thank you so much for a wonderful, funny, interesting and very memorable ceremony! All of our guests were so impressed with you.  Most of the time Wedding ceremonies are long, boring and dull.  Yours was just the opposite.  You delivered everything that you promised and much more! Again, thank you for everything.  Please use our names for future references. Love, Michael and Natalya

We both thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making us officially family!  You did an amazing job and we plan to keep in touch.  Everyone truly enjoyed the ceremony and its all thanks to you!
Photos will be on the way!
Yeshnaya and Mike

Wow was that a dream come true -
I cannot thank you enough - people have been calling us - going on about how much they loved you as our rabbi and how they are all going to convert now - hehe...
I will for sure send you pictures -
We must stay in touch - and we would love to come to one of your services so please let us know where -
you are fabulous and I hope our months of back and forth communication was worth it - I know it was for me and my HUSBAND (wow) l
ove mia

Thanks so much for everything. You were a smash hit!
Quisha & Rob

Thank you so much for officiating at the wedding. You were great! It made our day awesome and everyone has told us how great our ceremony was! We have heard nothing but good things!
Thanks again for everything! We will definitely stay in touch!
Nikki & Gary


Thank you so much!!!!! The ceremony was everything I could have asked for. Everyone was coming up to me and asking about you. They thought you were wonderful and loved the ceremony.
I will send pictures soon...
Thanks for everything,
Sam and Brandon

Here are is an album of pics one of our friends took during the ceremony... thank you so much for your kind words in your email - we appreciate them and the beautiful ceremony you put together for us! We look forward to staying in touch with you.  As an aside, it looks like we have a common friend.  A close friend of mine from law school...  Speak with you soon.
Stu and Jill

Bob and I feel that it was an honor to have you officiate at our wedding.  We are both very fond of you.  Thank you for the kind words.  Stay well, and keep in touch!

I don't even know where to begin. First, I want to thank you for an amazing ceremony. Many of the people there have never been to a Jewish wedding and I am so glad you were able to be their first experience. I can' t tell you how many people came up to us to tell us how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Many people told us it was the best ceremony they have ever been to and I have to agree. It was the perfect mix of comedy and sincerity and I along with everyone else loved every minute of it. Minister Anthony was also a wonderful choice. He was warm and caring and we both really enjoyed working with him. Oh and the music was such a great addition to the ceremony! It's funny even before your email Shawn and I were talking about coming to see one of your services. You just have to let us know where you will be so we can come see a service. Thank you again for everything it was even better then Shawn and I could have ever imagined.   Shawn & Stephanie

Thanks again for officiating our wedding it was a wonderful ceremony that we will remember fondly always. We will be sure to send you pictures once we receive them from the photographer. Boris & Jeanette

You added so much!!! I have been telling everyone that this was the best service in which I have been involved.  I know that the ceremony will always be cherished by Erik & Tina...so unique....so special...After the ceremony was completed everyone was telling me how great it was...what a success!! And Rabbi.....it was because of YOU!! Thanks for the great experience.  Shalom, Judge Matt


Thank you for a most enjoyable experience at Mary Beth and Ian’s wedding. You are a good man and great to work with!

Have a good Winter!

Father Steve   

Thanks so much for being a part of our wedding day.  The words you spoke were so special to us and we are so glad you were able to officiate!  You were the perfect choice!
My mom actually couldn't stop talking about how handsome you were and everyone kept saying that the ceremony was just perfect!  We couldn't have picked a more perfect spot.  Thanks for all your advice and kind words of wisdom.
Best regards,

I can't tell you how much I appreciated your "officiation" of the wedding!  You were superb and I can't thank you enough.  :)

Everyone said it was one of the nicest ceremonies they have been to.  I'll be sure to send you the pictures as soon as I get some!