Reverend Shobha Diane Hughes
Ordained Interfaith Minister
Congratulations Dear Couples,
It is a joy for me to introduce myself to you and be able to share a little about myself. Throughout my life I have always been interested in diversity and I have traveled the world studying its' rich cultures, traditions and spiritual paths. I have also devoted a large part of my life studying human nature and how to help people achieve more joy and satisfaction in their lives.
In 2011 I was ordained an interfaith, interspiritual and non-denominational minister. I received my two year training and ordination through OneSpirit Interfaith Seminary in Manhattan and then studied for an additional two years and received Certification as a Spiritual Counselor. I have an uncanny ability to quickly connect and tune into people. I bring all my accumulated knowledge and natural gift to my ceremonies.
My ceremonies reflect my respect and validity of all paths. I have married couples from all over the world and in all types of settings and venues… in parks, wedding halls, country clubs, on bridges, on beaches, at Rockefeller Center skating ring, in limousines, private offices, in family living rooms and backyards as well as penthouses and yachts. When I write a wedding ceremony I am able to call upon a richness of experience and incorporate a couples chosen customs and styles into their ceremonies. I see marriage as a conscious choice and a natural enfoldment of love which goes beyond race, creed or sexual orientation. I am universal in my approach to spirituality. I am equally at ease with traditional as well as nontraditional ceremonies. All of my ceremonies are written and presented with heartfelt dedication, extensive preparation and loving attention and sensitivity to the needs and expectations of my couples, their families and all guests. Your wedding ceremony is a declaration of your love and should reflect your very unique relationship. The ceremony is the highlight of your wedding and is truly the heart and foundation of the day. I would be honored and happy to create the perfect ceremony for you!
I am legally registered to perform marriages throughout the United States.