Welcome to Modern, Joyful, Authentic Wedding Ceremonies

We’re so glad you’re here with us!

The Honeybreak Experience:

An aligned-with-the-times, love-filled, modern evolution of the wedding ceremony.

We Are…

A woman-owned business. We are award-winning modern officiants. We are love storytellers. And we’ve been celebrating love and writing and presiding over ceremonies all over New York since 2012.  Joy is our jam and we infuse it into each of our bespoke ceremonies.

We work with amazing couples from NYC, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Mexico, and all over the world who want their wedding ceremony to be personalized, authentic, and unforgettable.

We Support…

Marriage equality and stand by our motto, “weddings for everyone.” We are honored to celebrate the love stories of ALL couples who want to declare their commitment to the one they love.  Also, we honestly can’t wait for the day when “Do you officiate LGBTQ+ weddings?“ isn’t even a question anyone has to ask.

Here we are being celebrated by Catalyst Wedding Co. as one of the top 5 inclusive wedding officiants.

We Write…

Bespoke ceremonies that center around your love. You’ll resonate with each part of your ceremony, and it will ring true to what you and your partner feel about marriage. That means no prescribed rhetoric, no sexist speech, no snore-worthy moments, and no ick-factor. We also sign and process marriage licenses, and everything in between.

We Love…

Our awesome clients and treat each wedding of ours as a gift - you're trusting us with one of the most epic milestones in your relationship. 

We officiate ceremonies in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Westchester, and Long Island.

We Believe…

You found us for a reason. Click the button below to send us a note and check our availability.

Contact Us

P: (860) 478-6060

E: sayhello@honeybreakofficiants.com

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Jessica Bloom, Wedding Officiant

I love that my job title ‘Celebrant‘ is almost nearly the word ‘celebrate!‘ And that I get to celebrate love on a daily basis? It is the best privilege I can think of. My ceremony style is upbeat, joyful, and modern. Let’s make your wedding ceremony as radiant as your love!

“Jess was absolutely amazing - kind, personable, and professional. She listened to exactly what we wanted and somehow crafted something even better! It was personal, beautiful, and so meaningful. The ceremony was by far my favorite part of my wedding. I'd highly recommend Jess to anyone looking for a seamless and special ceremony.” ~Juliet, reviewed on Wedding Wire & Facebook 12/3/18

“Jessica was simply amazing! She was there for us from our very first meeting to the last emotional ending. Plus, she was there for us in between, with emails and texts which helped to keep us calm and feel secure. She was readily available to answer all our questions and offered helpful suggestions. Jessica was not only professional, but she was kind and genuine too. Our ceremony could not have turned out any better that it did. She listened to our stories with enthusiasm and incorporated them into a touching ceremony. Not only were we incredibly happy with Jessica, but we received so many compliments from our guests who were impressed and moved by the ceremony she conducted. Thanks Jessica for making our wedding feel so incredibly personal and special. Thanks also for your calming influence on us and your bright disposition. We would highly recommend Jessica any day. ” -Marina & Alex, reviewed on Wedding Wire 6/4/19

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Bizu Solomon, Wedding Officiant

I love celebrating love and learning about each person’s story. I believe there is incredible beauty in how two people share their stories with each other and bring their lives together. I’m trained as part of the LGBTQ+ support network at Fordham University and I support marriage equality. I also believe in unity among diverse cultures, honoring all backgrounds, and creating a ceremony that is authentic to you. Your wedding is a reflection of you and your partner and I want to help you express your love in a memorable, meaningful, and inspirational way. As a thoughtful and compassionate listener, I can’t wait to celebrate your momentous union through the essence of your love story. 

“The ceremony was one of our favorite parts! We were so happy working with Bizu as our officiant! She listened to what we were hoping to create and helped make it possible. Even though we have family in different states and are planning from a distance, she made it possible to bring everything together in a beautiful way. She is kind, calm, and felt constantly available to us. As we expected this process to be stressful, it was great to work with her because she made us feel at ease and understood. Our ceremony was one of our favorite parts of our wedding!” ~SK, reviewed on Wedding Wire 10/5/19

“Bizu is a wonderful officiant to work with. She is very understanding and is able to accommodate anything you envision or go through some options if you’re not sure. She is very attentive, knowledgeable about the process, and respectful to what we wanted as a couple and we couldn’t ask for a more smoother experience! Highly recommended!” ~Heidi, reviewed on Google 3/20/19

“I had a lot of ideas coming into ceremony planning and Bizu was there to make it work! It is clear she loves what she does and truly cares. She is wonderful at communicating and really made us feel heard as we described the different things we wanted to incorporate. She wrote such a personal ceremony for us that was incredibly thoughtful. We feel grateful we found her and are excited I’m to recommend her!” ~Saba, reviewed on Wedding Wire 2/23/19

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Alex Black, Wedding Officiant

I’m passionate about working with couples to craft a wedding ceremony that reflects their love for one another. My wedding ceremonies are abundant in joy, laughter, and heart-warming sentiments that set the stage for your life together and stand as an everlasting shared memory for you and your guests. Organization is my superpower, so my goal is always to make this experience as stress-free and enjoyable for you as possible. I can’t wait to work with you as we create the narrative that will launch your journey as a married couple.

“We got married at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and are so thankful to Alex for an amazing heartfelt ceremony!! She asked us questions, sprinkled some magic fairy dust, and wrote what can only be described as BEAUTY, to share our love story. It seemed effortless. We had and still have our friends and family members asking us about the ceremony and how we found our officiant. Thank you Alex!! Highly recommend.” -Haven, reviewed on APW 8/5/2018

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Kate Goldbaum, Wedding Officiant

Love stories - how you met, the qualities that first drew you to each other, and the experiences that strengthened your bond - have always captivated me. The unique set of events that brings a couple together and the life they then choose to build is always one of a kind, and your wedding should reflect that! My speciality is working closely with you to create a personalized ceremony that you and your guests will always remember. I can help you navigate all the details of wedding planning and make sure that your ceremony feels truly your own. I have a passion for words and celebrating life's blessings and I look forward to hearing your story.

“We were married in NYC in September 2018 and Kate was our officiant. We can't say enough about how great she was! After meeting with us she was able to help us plan the most perfect ceremony that told our story. On the day of our wedding she handled everything with such professionalism and charm. We highly recommend her and Honeybreak Officiants.” ~ MA and R, reviewed on Wedding Wire 12/16/18

“Kate officiated our October wedding and truly went above and beyond to make it special for us. We both have busy schedules, but Kate was super accommodating in meeting with us, and incredibly responsive to questions––we always knew we were in good hands. The ceremony itself was beautifully done––Kate is a great writer and crafted a ceremony that really reflected who we are as a couple. We can't recommend her enough!” ~ Laura, reviewed on Wedding Wire 12/12/18

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Mirelle Eid, Foundress & Wedding Officiant

I created Honeybreak Officiants with the core foundational belief that, just like all the other parts of your wedding, your ceremony should be something you choose.

Officiating weddings is a passion that was born from my love to write and lifelong fascination with love. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been so inspired by how two people find each other and fall in love, despite obstacles that may otherwise make their meeting seem impossible.

Weddings are quickly evolving as we move toward inclusivity, authenticity, and true celebration. My ceremonies are modern and engaging, full of warmth and light, and curated with the quirks and delights of your relationship, favorite cultural traditions, memories you’ve created together, toasts from your closest friends, meaningful readings, and the love you share with one another. I write each one to reflect your story, your relationship, your love.

“From the day I stumbled upon Mirelle's site, I knew she was the officiant we wanted for our special day. Not only was Mirelle knowledgeable about all things elopement, she was very flexible and communicative with us. All of my questions answered and all of my fears calmed. On the day we eloped, she was cool, confident and relaxed, which made us feel the same vibe. We loved every minute of our customized ceremony, everything was just perfect! Thank you Honeybreak Officiants! Mirelle, you truly are a gem! XOXO Meena & Dean” - Meena, reviewed on Yelp 8/3/2018

“Pot of Honey(break) at the end of the rainbow! I would 100% recommend Honeybreak to any couples looking for an officiant! I felt we struck gold when booking with them. Mirelle was so super knowledgeable, approachable, kind & responsive. She made me feel SO at ease regarding any queries or concerns we had regarding our ceremony & the process in general. Planning a wedding from the other side of the globe is not an easy feat, but knowing that the most important part of the day (the ceremony!) was sorted - rather easily too I might add - made everything else fall into place. Mirelle helped to secure our Central Park location, provided us with local vendor recommendations, has beautiful vow templates and ways to tailor them to suit the individuals, and was always on the other end of an email if/when I had any questions! She has a beautiful, sweet nature, and I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to officiate our wedding ceremony. Thank you so much again :)” -Karen, reviewed on Wedding Wire 10/24/2018

photo by: Sydney Angel Photography

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Ashley Sheridan, Wedding Officiant

I love making ceremonies feel authentic and fun – your wedding should feel like an expression of your relationship and that’s exactly what I bring to every ceremony I officiate. There is nothing worse than a ceremony that feels stale and outdated, so let’s work together to create a ceremony that is modern, fun and truly showcases the unique journey that has led you to your wedding day.

“Ashley helped make our wedding feel as beautiful as it looked. As an officiant, she carried our ceremony with ease and grace while always making sure there was an air of whimsy and fun added in. We had a simple wedding and we are not very religious, but Ashley understood exactly what this special moment meant to us and most importantly, she knew how to translate that to our family and friends in attendance” ~Kerry K., reviewed on Wedding Wire 4/18/2019

“We could not have chosen a more perfect officiant for our wedding. Ashley took the time to really get to know us and made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. She is kind and responsive to all questions and feedback. She personalized our entire ceremony and so many of our guests commented on how personal it felt. We are so happy we found Ashley and that she was such an important part of our special day! ~Rachel R.

“Ashley was the perfect officiant for my beach ceremony. The amount of time, care, and love that went in to the whole process was truly special. I would recommend Ashley to a wedding of any size. She is so talented and creative adding her own twist.” ~ Caitlin D., reviewed on Wedding Wire 3/23/2019

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Julia Pearlman, Wedding Officiant

There is no greater privilege than to witness two people full of love and joy at the beginning of their marriage. I became an officiant to celebrate love between all couples and to help them bring that joy into the world. I can’t wait to learn about your love story and to craft a wedding ceremony that is unique to your relationship and that reflects the happiness you find in each other and amplify in the world every day.

“My hubby and I wanted to renew our vows in New York for our 35th anniversary, and Honeybreak Officiants put us in touch with Julia Pearlman. She was so much more than we could have wished for! She took so much time emailing, texting, and then talking to us before we arrived in New York - she knew our entire love story; the journey we'd taken through the years of our marriage - the good and the not-so-good - and she helped us write the meaningful, touching renewal of our vows for the rest of our lives. Julia is such a great listener, we felt as if she knew us inside out. She wrote the most personal ceremony for us, full of personal details that applied to our hearts. We feel truly re-married, and as though we have a close, personal friend who simply gets us! We highly recommend Julia and Honeybreak Officiants.” -Susan, reviewed on Yelp 7/2/2018

“Wow! Julia officiated our June 9 wedding and we could not have been happier! First of all, she is an extremely kind person and easy to work with. I have a hectic work schedule and she was very flexible in arranging an initial call and meeting with us. Second, she happily accommodated our very secular/feminist ceremony, and even spun our love story (which is special to us but not terribly interesting to others) into a captivating narrative (she’s a great writer!). After the ceremony, people raved about what an awesome job she did and thought that she was a very articulate close friend we’d asked to marry us. We can’t recommend Julia enough!” -Katherine, reviewed on Wedding Wire 6/18/2018

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Raves and Reviews

Warm and charmING

"Mirelle Eid was absolutely wonderful as our wedding officiant.  She made terrific suggestions for our non-religious ceremony and was a joy to work with as we planned our big day.  The day of, she was terrific- calm and supportive, joyful and professional, charming and fun.  Perfect choice- we recommend Mirelle most highly!" ~Emma

Working with Julia and Honeybreak Officiants was the best choice we could have ever made! Julia made us feel so special and loved every step of the process. We felt sure we were in good hands and Julia performed the loveliest, most beautiful and warm ceremony that we will never forget.

We were looking for a while for the best officiant for our wedding and at from the very first second that we talked to Mirelle, we knew it was her. She is a very thoughtful person. Her voice, her personality, her charm, her manners…everything in her is serene and peaceful. And we were looking someone that could contribute with this spirit to our wedding. She helped us in everything, giving us multiple options and ideas every time that we needed. We really appreciate that she tailored the ceremony exactly as we wanted it to be. She adapted it to our needs and created a wonderful story of our relationship only with a few lines that we sent her. 

After all our research and conversations with several officiants, we can assure that Mirelle is the perfect officiant for someone that is looking for a beautiful soul and a positive person that will contribute and improve the ceremony like no one else. It will take you only a few seconds to realize it. ~Paula

 PROFESSIONAL and STRESS-FREE

"A wonderful day thanks to Mirelle! She was very responsive and available during the whole process, gave us good advice about the venue, hair stylist, florist...The ceremony was just how we wanted it to be, we could exchange our vows in French, and we had a little surprise when she gave us messages from our whole family. Thank you very much Mirelle!" ~Sabrina & Yoann

"Mirelle Eid was our wedding officiant in NYC and we were so lucky to have her. She was funny, patient and totally went with the flow when it came to our informal ceremony. Of course like most weddings we were running way late. She never complained and was super helpful the day of. She even endured the freezing cold with us while we got married on the terrace of our hotel. She had great tips and outlines when it came to our vows. Mirelle answered all questions promptly. I would suggest her to EVERYONE. Thank you again for helping us make our day so special." ~Veronica

"We couldn't have been happier with Mirelle Eid as our wedding celebrant for my February NYC wedding.  From our first conversation I knew that planning the program/vows with Mirelle would be stress-free and tailored just for us!  I hadn't met Mirelle until the day of my wedding but she made it a point to visit me in my hotel room prior to the ceremony.  Our wedding ceremony was beautiful and Mirelle did a wonderful job.  It felt like she was one of our guests and was so truly so happy to be there for our joyous occasion; everyone commented on our vows! (Not a lot of dry eyes).  I highly recommend Mirelle as a wedding officiant, she has an awesome personality and very professional!"~Melissa

"Mirelle Eid was a wonderful officiant.  My husband and I are from Miami and we had a destination wedding in New York City.  When deciding on an officiant, we were looking for someone who was dependable and professional.  Mirelle delivered and exceeded our expectations in every way!  She was sweet, responded quickly to my emails, and even scheduled a phone call appointment with us, where she was able to learn a little bit about us and she went into more details about how she works.  We immediately felt she was the perfect person to officiate our wedding.  She helped us write the perfect script for our wedding day and walked us through our rehearsal.  On our wedding day, we could not be happier with our decision.  Mirelle also submitted our marriage license application immediately after our wedding.  We enjoyed our 2 week honeymoon, and our wedding certificate was waiting for us when we got home! I would definitely recommend Mirelle as a wedding officiant.  We had a great experience with her!" ~Arelys

 MODERN AND FUN

"Review of Mirelle Eid: My husband and I were lucky enough to blindly stumble upon Mirelle on Google, and are SO pleased we did.  Here's why: Firstly, she is incredibly easy to talk to.  Before talking to her on the phone and Skype, I was MOST terrified of an old, stuffy, religious officiant who was completely out-of-touch.  Mirelle, in contrast, is like a fun girlfriend who happens to have an incredible way with words. She went out of her way to ask us a detailed history of how we met.  Her program was so heartfelt, actually, that we saved excerpts for our scrapbook.  Secondly, Mirelle was organized.  She not only helped us to put together a plan with less than a month's notice, she even suggested potential spots in NYC for the ceremony.  We also come from mixed backgrounds and Mirelle did a great job of integrating all the ethnic wedding customs we dumped on her shoulders.  Lastly, Mirelle is sincere. Your wedding ceremony is really the beginning of your life together...you need the material for a story, but you also need someone to put it together in a beautiful way.  Someone who can tell their story and also help provide perspective and insight on what is to come.  We wanted something short, sweet, and simple, and Mirelle was the perfect choice for us.  Fingers crossed I won't need a wedding officiant again in the future but I can recommend her to any pairs in New York looking for their own bard to describe their own epic saga together. :)" ~Natalie

POISED & WELL-SPOKEN

"It was a pleasure to have Mirelle Eid perform our wedding ceremony on 9/9/16 at the Bryant Park Grill.  From the very start, Mirelle was easy to work with, accommodating, and professional.  She took the time to meet with us months before our wedding and provided useful guidance in order to design and personalize our ceremony, which turned out to be absolutely perfect.  Mirelle has a wonderful presence- she is calm and poised, well-spoken, and kindhearted.  A number of our guests made the point to tell us what a unique and wonderful ceremony we had, and how they thought Mirelle did a fantastic job.  I would absolutely recommend.  Thank you!!!" ~Ali

Wow! Julia officiated our June 9 wedding and we could not have been happier! First of all, she is an extremely kind person and easy to work with. I have a hectic work schedule and she was very flexible in arranging an initial call and meeting with us. Second, she happily accommodated our very secular/feminist ceremony, and even spun our love story (which is special to us but not terribly interesting to others) into a captivating narrative (she’s a great writer!). After the ceremony, people raved about what an awesome job she did and thought that she was a very articulate close friend we’d asked to marry us. We can’t recommend Julia enough! ~Katherine

CUSTOMIZED & EPIC CEREMONIES

Exceeded all expectations! Mirelle went above and beyond for us! She was always so helpful and responsive when we had questions before the big day. After the ceremony, our friends and family continually commended her for a job well done. Mirelle was able to paint a beautiful picture of our love story, and it made our ceremony so unique and intimate. We couldn't have asked for a better experience! ~Sam & Tommy

Almost immediately we felt that [Julia] was going to be the right choice. She had a lot of good ideas but also listened to our requests. she customized our ceremony and vows to make it precisely for us. Our wedding could not have been more beautiful and complete without her. Our families and friends expressed to us what a real nice person that Julia was and how good she is at what she does. They were very impressed. Therfore we highly recommend Julia Pearlman. ~Cliff & Mary

"I was so happy to have [Mirelle Eid} as our wedding officiant...Mirelle sent us samples of ceremony wording by e-mail.  We had no idea about the ceremony so it helped us to design our own ceremony...I picked 'Tree Planting Ceremony' as our unity ceremony.  I just told her the idea briefly, she added a beautiful explanation...my guests were impressed.  Entirely, the words she used in the ceremony was so beautiful and heartwarming.  She was kind enough to slow down the ceremony for me who is not native to English word.  It is hard for me to repeat sentence in English, I appreciated her kindness.  I was so happy to have this beautiful and kind officiant as our wedding officiant." ~Hatsumi

"Working with Mirelle has been a dream.  It is the perfect balance between creating a ceremony that is unique and personal to us and also providing the right amount of guidance and expertise." ~Kate

The Best Wedding Officiant!

Mirelle was the absolute perfect wedding officiant. During the planning phase she was *so* kind, thorough, patient and accommodating. She made the process really easy for us with tons of recommendations for readings, ways for her to say things, etc., while also giving us plenty of opportunities to personalize and was completely flexible to anything we did/didn’t want to say or do. At the wedding she was poised, articulated and thoughtful. She picked up on our vibe quickly and was laid-back and lighthearted, just like we wanted our ceremony to be. We laughed and we cried, and it was truly the perfect moment. We absolutely, wholeheartedly, recommend her!!!” ~ Emily
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Pricing

 
 

Intimate Ceremonies 25 guests or less

~ $450 - $500

Full wedding Ceremonies

$550 - $900

Marriage License Signing

$200 - $300

Support for Friend or Family member officiants

$55 - $222

photography & Officiant Packages

starting at ~ $1500

Wedding wellness workshops

$22 - $44 per person

 
 

Questions? We have answers

1.     Can we choose our officiant? How do we know if you’re the right officiant for us?

When you contact us, please include your wedding date, time, and location.  The officiant who is available for your ceremony will get in touch with you right away.  We suggest a phone call or video call where we’ll learn more about your ceremony, share more about our approach, and answer any questions you have.  After our initial call, we can arrange an in-person meeting at a coffee shop or café.  We understand that life can be busy, especially when planning a wedding, so we are also happy to Skype or FaceTime if that’s more convenient for you.

If you are outside of NYC or the U.S. and are coming here for your destination wedding, let’s communicate by email, phone, or Skype to talk more in detail about your NYC wedding plans. Call us at 860-478-6060 or email us at Mirelle@honeybreakofficiants.com

2.     Can we write our own vows?

Of course! We welcome it.  Your wedding ceremony is about your relationship and your journey together.  You should feel free to express your love to each other with handwritten vows.  We offer many options for traditional vows which you can use for reference or mix in with your personal vows.  It’s up to you!

3. Will you help us write our personal vows?

Absolutely! Feeling a little lost about where to start and how long you should plan to speak for? That’s totally normal, and we are here to help.

4.     Can children, family, and friends take part in our ceremony?

Definitely.  Including your guests in your ceremony is a great way to make them feel special and an important part of your special day, which they are!  You can have them share a reading, give the final blessing, and/or take part in the unity ceremony.

5.     How long should a wedding ceremony be?

The length of your wedding ceremony is up to you.  On average, our custom ceremonies range from 15-30 minutes.  Quality over quantity; we take great care in crafting ceremonies that keep your guests present and engaged throughout.

6.     On our wedding day, what time will you arrive and leave?

We take timeliness very seriously.  We like to arrive 20-30 minutes before the start of the wedding ceremony, and sometimes sooner for weddings with larger wedding parties.  It’s important for us to check in with the two of you and everyone involved in the ceremony, to ensure everyone knows their roles and so that everything runs smoothly.  During this time, you may choose to complete your marriage license, or you may choose to complete this after the ceremony.  We typically do not stay to attend the wedding reception.

7. What if we’re already legally married? Does that change the price at all?

This does not affect our rates. The same amount of time, love, and preparation goes into writing and performing your ceremony.

8.     Do we need to have a witness present for our ceremony?

Yes.  New York state requires that you have on witness (separate from the Officiant).  If you’re from out of town and need a witness, we can usually provide one for a fee of $50. If you’ve hired a photographer, you can also choose to ask them to sign your license as your witness.

9.     Do you perform LGBTQ weddings?

Absolutely. We support marriage equality and stand by our motto, “weddings for everyone.” We are honored to celebrate the triumphant love stories of ALL couples who want to declare their commitment to the one they love.  Also, we honestly can’t wait for the day that this isn’t even a question. Here we are being celebrated by Catalyst Wedding Co. as one of the top 5 inclusive wedding officiants.

10.  How far in advance should I contact you to book my ceremony?

As soon as you have your date planned! We like to allow plenty of time get to know you, and to plan and personalize your wedding ceremony. We perform many last-minute elopements too, please call us to find out if we’re available.

11.  Do you travel outside of New York City to perform wedding ceremonies?

Yes! We perform weddings across New York State, in Long Island, Westchester County, The Hamptons, and Connecticut.  There is an additional travel charge for weddings performed outside of the city.  Let's set up a date to talk more in detail about your wedding plans.

12.  How do I obtain my marriage license?

You can expedite the process online but you must both be present to complete the process in person.  We'll review all of the details during our first meeting so that you understand your responsibilities. It's important have these requirements handled before your wedding day to ensure that your marriage is legal.

Here are some helpful links for New York State and NYC:
New York State Marriage License
The City of New York Marriage Bureau

13.  What if I want to change my name?

In many states, including New York, you must choose what name you will use before you apply for the marriage license and record that name on the license during the application process. 

After your wedding day, you will use your Marriage Certificate to change your name for Social Security, driver’s license, bank accounts and credit cards.

14.  What's the best way to contact you?

We would love to hear from you! For further information, to check our availability or inquire about fees, please send us an email or give us a call with additional information about your ceremony!

sayhello@honeybreakofficiants.com OR mirelle@honeybreakofficiants.com
860-478-6060

 

Giving Back

We are proud to donate a portion earned from our ceremonies in 2019 to the following three initiatives who are doing incredible work in this world. We wouldn’t be able to do this without you— our magnificent couples.

Days for Girls

Barefoot College International

Democracy in Colour