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Alisa Tongg, Celebrant

Lehigh Valley, Philidelphia, New Jersey, Nyc, Destination , PA

LOCATION

Lehigh Valley, Philidelphia, New Jersey, NYC, Destination, PA US 18360 (map)

PHONE

570-369-3955

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement!

Since it’s important for me to create genuine connections with all of my couples, I tend to ask a lot of questions in the ceremony creation... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement!

Since it’s important for me to create genuine connections with all of my couples, I tend to ask a lot of questions in the ceremony creation process. One of the first questions I ask my couples is “Why did you hire me in the first place?” While each couple has their own expectations and family dynamics to navigate, the answer to this question tends to be, surprisingly, similar for all my couples.

All of my couples, no matter their age or background, can’t imagine themselves “just going through the motions” and saying “I do” in a cookie-cutter ceremony. Instead, they say it’s important that their “love story give context to all that is said and done throughout their wedding.” "We wanted something personal and memorable, something unique to us. We want our ceremony to be about us. Something that shows our guests how much love we have for each other.”

Often, couples feels that “a standard religious ceremony would not adequately express their unique relationship and hopes for the future.” They want their wedding ceremony to be about them and not a particular religion. Alternatively, many of my couples come from different faith and/or cultural traditions, and they want to “weave important themes and elements from their heritage into a broader story that celebrates them as a couple.”

Without a doubt, all of my couples feel that the ceremony is the most important part of the wedding day, “the reason why all our friends and family are coming together…” They want their ceremony to create an “experience that makes a lasting impression on everyone in attendance.” They want their guests “to have a great time”, “to be included”, to feel “the warmth, love and spiritual nature of their commitment.” They want their guests “to leave the ceremony feeling inspired and with big smiles on their faces.”

If this also resonates with you, please visit my website www.alisatonggcelebrant.com to learn more about how I create wedding ceremonies from scratch and perform them for couples who want an inspired, distinct story to be the centerpiece of their wedding. My goal is always to create authentic ceremonies that transform routine into inspired.

Lots of Love,

Alisa

Now serving New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Lehigh Valley and the Poconos.

Contact at 570-369-3955 or hello@alisatonggcelebrant.com to set up a free and no-obligation consultation. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes. My couples actually have final approval of every word that is said during their ceremony. I take great care to develop a ceremony that is a direct reflection of my couples.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes. And I am willing to help couples polish their vows to one another before they share them. I also can suggest different vows for couples who find vow writing to be an overwhelming prospect.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I do have a list of inspired readings that I personally like and am willing to share them with a couple who is looking for some suggestions. Some of my favorite pieces and poems have been introduced to me by my previous brides and grooms. My collection just keeps growing!
How long are your ceremonies?
Typically anywhere from 15-30 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes.

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GRana
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
"Absolutely Perfect!" The words that both my husband and I,and ALL of our guests used to describe our wedding ceremony. It truly was the most unique, personal and absolutely beautiful ceremony ever, and it happened to be ours! We owe it all to Alisa- what a wonderful person. Such a smart,kind, caring and attentive person...with an enormous talent!
It was important to my husband and I that we incorporated both of our Catholic and Sri Lankan Buddhist cultures for our ceremony. Alisa surprised me with her wealth of knowledge about Sri lankan ceremonies! She knew exactly what we envisioned and created a masterpiece. Alisa orchestrated our ceremony with such grace, care and love. We really could not hold back the happy tears from flowing throughout the ceremony!

I had given my now husband one wedding planning task... to find our officiant- and he gets an A++! :)

Thank you Alisa! For coordinating such a phenomenal ceremony for us, one that still brings tears to my eyes as I type this review. You are the best!!! Xoxo
"Absolutely Perfect!" The words that both my husband and I,and ALL of our guests used to describe our wedding ceremony. It Read more...
"Absolutely Perfect!" The words that both my husband and I,and ALL of our guests used to describe our wedding ceremony. It truly was the most unique, personal and absolutely beautiful ceremony ever, and it happened to be ours! We owe it all to Alisa- what a wonderful person. Such a smart,kind, caring and attentive person...with an enormous talent!
It was important to my husband and I that we incorporated both of our Catholic and Sri Lankan Buddhist cultures for our ceremony. Alisa surprised me with her wealth of knowledge about Sri lankan ceremonies! She knew exactly what we envisioned and created a masterpiece. Alisa orchestrated our ceremony with such grace, care and love. We really could not hold back the happy tears from flowing throughout the ceremony!

I had given my now husband one wedding planning task... to find our officiant- and he gets an A++! :)

Thank you Alisa! For coordinating such a phenomenal ceremony for us, one that still brings tears to my eyes as I type this review. You are the best!!! Xoxo Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
THE BEST CEREMONY EVER! Alisa really took the time to create a ceremony that was unique to us. It was perfect, and our guests could not believe how personalized to us it was. She had guests laughing, crying, and constantly engaged. Her passion for creating a memorable ceremony is obvious, we could not imagine it being any better. Thank you for making the first moments as husband and wife so special and beautiful!! xo!
THE BEST CEREMONY EVER! Alisa really took the time to create a ceremony that was unique to us. It was perfect, and our Read more...
THE BEST CEREMONY EVER! Alisa really took the time to create a ceremony that was unique to us. It was perfect, and our guests could not believe how personalized to us it was. She had guests laughing, crying, and constantly engaged. Her passion for creating a memorable ceremony is obvious, we could not imagine it being any better. Thank you for making the first moments as husband and wife so special and beautiful!! xo! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We can not express how much we appreciate your attention to detail for the most important day of our lives. You listened to every story, reaction, feeling, and emotion, and you were able to capture it all in a beautiful ceremony. It was breath taking, and everyone could not stop commenting on how unique and sentimental it was. You were able to embody the quirks of our relationship and our amazing love story. The pictures that you sent of our day were so precious. We wanted you to know that you have a special gift that does not go unnoticed. You are so wonderful ~ Mr. & Mrs. Scioli
We can not express how much we appreciate your attention to detail for the most important day of our lives. You listened Read more...
We can not express how much we appreciate your attention to detail for the most important day of our lives. You listened to every story, reaction, feeling, and emotion, and you were able to capture it all in a beautiful ceremony. It was breath taking, and everyone could not stop commenting on how unique and sentimental it was. You were able to embody the quirks of our relationship and our amazing love story. The pictures that you sent of our day were so precious. We wanted you to know that you have a special gift that does not go unnoticed. You are so wonderful ~ Mr. & Mrs. Scioli Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about Alisa. It is a second marriage for both of us and we were looking for a personal yet casual touch for our outdoor/house wedding. Alisa takes the time to get to know you both, learns your story and incorporates it into a beautiful personal tale. We were looking to add some structure to our ceremony but also some romance. She provided both! Alisa makes sure all the important people in your life are part of your ceremony or remembered. She has a beautiful soothing voice that calms you on your day and makes for a lovely officiant for the ceremony. We spoke and communicated many times over a 2 month period. This is one decision you won't have to sweat. You will love her!
We cannot say enough good things about Alisa. It is a second marriage for both of us and we were looking for a personal Read more...
We cannot say enough good things about Alisa. It is a second marriage for both of us and we were looking for a personal yet casual touch for our outdoor/house wedding. Alisa takes the time to get to know you both, learns your story and incorporates it into a beautiful personal tale. We were looking to add some structure to our ceremony but also some romance. She provided both! Alisa makes sure all the important people in your life are part of your ceremony or remembered. She has a beautiful soothing voice that calms you on your day and makes for a lovely officiant for the ceremony. We spoke and communicated many times over a 2 month period. This is one decision you won't have to sweat. You will love her! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Alisa truly exceeded any and all of our expectations. We can't overemphasize how important it is to have a meaningful wedding ceremony. Alisa created the most unique and heartfelt ceremony that any attendee has ever seen. We continue to receive daily compliments on how sincere, personal, and unique our ceremony was.
From the moment we first spoke with her, we knew Alisa was the perfect fit for our wedding. She is professional, experienced, and just delightful to talk to. My husband and I really only had a few things we knew that we wanted in the ceremony, and had no idea what else was even involved. Alisa took the time to talk to us and get to know us personally. From there, she was able to provide not only suggestions, but multiple options for many parts of the ceremony. She took the time to find out what would be perfect for each part of our wedding. As a result, she was able to come up with a beautiful ceremony incorporating the requests we had sent with other elements that perfectly fit our wedding and our personalities. It was built for us... which made all the difference in the world.
Aside from creating the perfect ceremony, Alisa is a pleasure to work with. We simply cannot say enough good things about her! Choosing Alisa as our officiant was the best decision we could have made. Our ceremony was hands down the most memorable part of our wedding day!
Alisa truly exceeded any and all of our expectations. We can't overemphasize how important it is to have a meaningful Read more...
Alisa truly exceeded any and all of our expectations. We can't overemphasize how important it is to have a meaningful wedding ceremony. Alisa created the most unique and heartfelt ceremony that any attendee has ever seen. We continue to receive daily compliments on how sincere, personal, and unique our ceremony was.
From the moment we first spoke with her, we knew Alisa was the perfect fit for our wedding. She is professional, experienced, and just delightful to talk to. My husband and I really only had a few things we knew that we wanted in the ceremony, and had no idea what else was even involved. Alisa took the time to talk to us and get to know us personally. From there, she was able to provide not only suggestions, but multiple options for many parts of the ceremony. She took the time to find out what would be perfect for each part of our wedding. As a result, she was able to come up with a beautiful ceremony incorporating the requests we had sent with other elements that perfectly fit our wedding and our personalities. It was built for us... which made all the difference in the world.
Aside from creating the perfect ceremony, Alisa is a pleasure to work with. We simply cannot say enough good things about her! Choosing Alisa as our officiant was the best decision we could have made. Our ceremony was hands down the most memorable part of our wedding day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Alisa was absolutely amazing! She made our ceremony completely tailored to how we wanted it, a love story and celebration of our love and that's exactly what she delivered. We received so many compliments on how beautiful it was! Definitely recommend :) Alisa is the best around!
Alisa was absolutely amazing! She made our ceremony completely tailored to how we wanted it, a love story and celebration Read more...
Alisa was absolutely amazing! She made our ceremony completely tailored to how we wanted it, a love story and celebration of our love and that's exactly what she delivered. We received so many compliments on how beautiful it was! Definitely recommend :) Alisa is the best around! Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I am the father of a bride that was married on July 5th at Blue Mountain. Alisa did a truly wonderful way of telling their "love" story and integrating a number of unique ways of blessing and officiating their marriage. Alisa was very deliberate (not rushed) and very warm and we received excellent comments from all that experienced this special event. It was the most warm and unique wedding ceremony that I have ever attended and would recommend Alisa for your special occassion.

Bob of Michigan
I am the father of a bride that was married on July 5th at Blue Mountain. Alisa did a truly wonderful way of telling their Read more...
I am the father of a bride that was married on July 5th at Blue Mountain. Alisa did a truly wonderful way of telling their "love" story and integrating a number of unique ways of blessing and officiating their marriage. Alisa was very deliberate (not rushed) and very warm and we received excellent comments from all that experienced this special event. It was the most warm and unique wedding ceremony that I have ever attended and would recommend Alisa for your special occassion.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Alisa married us on July 5, and she (and the ceremony she wrote) was fantastic! We wanted a secular ceremony that was meaningful, yet we also wanted our families--who are used to Catholic ceremonies--to feel comfortable. When we spoke with Alisa for the first time over Skype, we knew she was the one to help us with this goal. She completely understood our wishes, had lots of experience with similar situations, and quickly came up with a lot of wonderful ideas. Over the next months, she worked with us to craft a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. On the day of the wedding, she showed up looking beautiful, excited, and yet very composed. She was very organized, and made sure everyone involved in the ceremony knew what they needed to do. During the ceremony itself, she was wonderful! She spoke clearly, and at a perfect pace. She was also very attentive to details, clearly demonstrating her professionalism. For instance, during our vows, she turned away from the microphone, so that the guests only heard my husband and I speaking into the microphone and saying the vows to each other. The ceremony was an incredibly wonderful, emotional, and fun experience, and it was exactly what we were hoping for! Many of our family members and friends commented to me afterwards about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Even better, each person identified a different part or aspect of the ceremony as their favorite moment, but everyone thought it was meaningful. I would recommend Alisa without hesitation. You'll be able to rest assured that she will listen to what you want for the ceremony, and deliver something even better.
Alisa married us on July 5, and she (and the ceremony she wrote) was fantastic! We wanted a secular ceremony that was Read more...
Alisa married us on July 5, and she (and the ceremony she wrote) was fantastic! We wanted a secular ceremony that was meaningful, yet we also wanted our families--who are used to Catholic ceremonies--to feel comfortable. When we spoke with Alisa for the first time over Skype, we knew she was the one to help us with this goal. She completely understood our wishes, had lots of experience with similar situations, and quickly came up with a lot of wonderful ideas. Over the next months, she worked with us to craft a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. On the day of the wedding, she showed up looking beautiful, excited, and yet very composed. She was very organized, and made sure everyone involved in the ceremony knew what they needed to do. During the ceremony itself, she was wonderful! She spoke clearly, and at a perfect pace. She was also very attentive to details, clearly demonstrating her professionalism. For instance, during our vows, she turned away from the microphone, so that the guests only heard my husband and I speaking into the microphone and saying the vows to each other. The ceremony was an incredibly wonderful, emotional, and fun experience, and it was exactly what we were hoping for! Many of our family members and friends commented to me afterwards about how much they enjoyed the ceremony. Even better, each person identified a different part or aspect of the ceremony as their favorite moment, but everyone thought it was meaningful. I would recommend Alisa without hesitation. You'll be able to rest assured that she will listen to what you want for the ceremony, and deliver something even better. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Beautiful weather, 120 of our amazing family and friends, coupled with a personalized ceremony created by the one and only Alisa Tongg made for the most perfect wedding Steve and I could have ever imagined.
After contacting Alisa and talking with her through Skype she had us both fill out a couple's questionnaire. We had so much fun answering all the questions and reminiscing about our 12 year relationship. Having to write out our story was not only information for Alisa but it was an unexpected part of the process that really allowed us to examine ourselves and our relationship in a new and beautiful way. From these questionnaires Alisa swiftly created the first draft of our ceremony. As soon as Alisa emailed it to us we sat down together and read through it. She magically captured our personalities and combined our stories and memories in a way that simply brought tears to our eyes. It was heartwarming, humorous, and lighthearted and centered around meaningful themes and rituals that Alisa suggested and helped us choose. Each ritual made sense for us as a couple and it was important to us that our story gave context to all that we said and did throughout our ceremony. Fast forward to our wedding day! Alisa delivered the ceremony with professionalism and graceful excitement. Our guests laughed, they cried, and were truly engaged. So many guests were touched by how personal and unique it was and especially impressed with Alisa's talent and passion for officiating. A few guests went as far as saying that it was the best ceremony they ever attended! It is without a doubt that being a wedding celebrant is one of Alisa's many gifts. She is beautiful, authentic, and loves what she does. Steve and I are so so happy to have had Alisa create our ceremony because it was certainly an amazing and awesome experience that we will never forget. Thank you Alisa!! xoxo
Beautiful weather, 120 of our amazing family and friends, coupled with a personalized ceremony created by the one and only Read more...
Beautiful weather, 120 of our amazing family and friends, coupled with a personalized ceremony created by the one and only Alisa Tongg made for the most perfect wedding Steve and I could have ever imagined.
After contacting Alisa and talking with her through Skype she had us both fill out a couple's questionnaire. We had so much fun answering all the questions and reminiscing about our 12 year relationship. Having to write out our story was not only information for Alisa but it was an unexpected part of the process that really allowed us to examine ourselves and our relationship in a new and beautiful way. From these questionnaires Alisa swiftly created the first draft of our ceremony. As soon as Alisa emailed it to us we sat down together and read through it. She magically captured our personalities and combined our stories and memories in a way that simply brought tears to our eyes. It was heartwarming, humorous, and lighthearted and centered around meaningful themes and rituals that Alisa suggested and helped us choose. Each ritual made sense for us as a couple and it was important to us that our story gave context to all that we said and did throughout our ceremony. Fast forward to our wedding day! Alisa delivered the ceremony with professionalism and graceful excitement. Our guests laughed, they cried, and were truly engaged. So many guests were touched by how personal and unique it was and especially impressed with Alisa's talent and passion for officiating. A few guests went as far as saying that it was the best ceremony they ever attended! It is without a doubt that being a wedding celebrant is one of Alisa's many gifts. She is beautiful, authentic, and loves what she does. Steve and I are so so happy to have had Alisa create our ceremony because it was certainly an amazing and awesome experience that we will never forget. Thank you Alisa!! xoxo Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! I've only been to one of the weddings Alisa has coordinated, and that was mine. However, it was the best wedding ceremony I have ever attended! From start to finish, we felt like she really knew us and we didn't even meet until the rehearsal! She is warm and kind, I felt so relaxed and confident that we made the right choice every time I spoke with her. Since we live in San Francisco, we worked with her over the phone and through e-mail. We wanted a ceremony that involved our family, was light hearted, and represented us as a couple. There were so many unique elements of our ceremony that made it so special. Alisa has great ideas and composed a beautiful ceremony for us. I am looking forward to our vow renewal (because it was all just so perfect) and having her be a part of it!!!
Wow! I've only been to one of the weddings Alisa has coordinated, and that was mine. However, it was the best wedding Read more...
Wow! I've only been to one of the weddings Alisa has coordinated, and that was mine. However, it was the best wedding ceremony I have ever attended! From start to finish, we felt like she really knew us and we didn't even meet until the rehearsal! She is warm and kind, I felt so relaxed and confident that we made the right choice every time I spoke with her. Since we live in San Francisco, we worked with her over the phone and through e-mail. We wanted a ceremony that involved our family, was light hearted, and represented us as a couple. There were so many unique elements of our ceremony that made it so special. Alisa has great ideas and composed a beautiful ceremony for us. I am looking forward to our vow renewal (because it was all just so perfect) and having her be a part of it!!! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Alisa is just outstanding! Her authentic nature, genuine interest in getting to know myself and groom, and overall sense of elegance and grace captured the beauty and authenticity of our love and ceremony. Love her!
Alisa is just outstanding! Her authentic nature, genuine interest in getting to know myself and groom, and overall sense Read more...
Alisa is just outstanding! Her authentic nature, genuine interest in getting to know myself and groom, and overall sense of elegance and grace captured the beauty and authenticity of our love and ceremony. Love her! Read less
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Alisa Tongg, Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thanks Courtney! Here's my favorite line from your ceremony: "Steve recognized too, that there was something special about their immediate connection early in that first date, and when he found out that Courtney had other first dates “pending”, he did what any newly found soul mate would do—“I told her” Steve confesses, “I hope that goes terribly.”...
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the moment Andrew and I met with Alisa, we both knew she was the perfect person to join us in marriage. Alisa inspired us with her idea of a storytelling ceremony unique to our love story. She took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. She created a ceremony that was intimate, meaningful and touching to us and all of our guest. Her presence and smile exudes such a wonderful energy that everyone felt. Our guest absolutely loved her! I can't say enough wonderful things about Alisa, from her professionalism to her support throughout. She went above and beyond!

Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful memory!

xo, Gretchen and Andrew
From the moment Andrew and I met with Alisa, we both knew she was the perfect person to join us in marriage. Alisa Read more...
From the moment Andrew and I met with Alisa, we both knew she was the perfect person to join us in marriage. Alisa inspired us with her idea of a storytelling ceremony unique to our love story. She took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. She created a ceremony that was intimate, meaningful and touching to us and all of our guest. Her presence and smile exudes such a wonderful energy that everyone felt. Our guest absolutely loved her! I can't say enough wonderful things about Alisa, from her professionalism to her support throughout. She went above and beyond!

Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful memory!

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Maegen
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I spent a lot of time searching the internet for the perfect officiant for my May 24th wedding. I had this vision of exactly how I wanted my wedding ceremony to be, except it wasn't specific words or passages I was looking for, it was a specific feeling I wanted my officiant to convey. While reading through the websites and profiles of some of the officiants in the area I started to feel really discouraged.

Then I found Alisa...

Alisa Tongg truly is a breath of fresh air. You will not find another officiant as warm, genuine, and kind hearted as Alisa. She is friendly, compassionate, and absolutely vibrant. Many of our wedding guests were blown away by the wonderful job she did on our wedding ceremony, she made it truly unforgettable. The way Alisa captured our personalities and told our love story made our 160 guest wedding ceremony feel warm and intimate. Alisa is an absolutely beautiful person, inside and out. We feel so blessed to have found Alisa, and to have had such a perfect ceremony that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
I spent a lot of time searching the internet for the perfect officiant for my May 24th wedding. I had this vision of Read more...
I spent a lot of time searching the internet for the perfect officiant for my May 24th wedding. I had this vision of exactly how I wanted my wedding ceremony to be, except it wasn't specific words or passages I was looking for, it was a specific feeling I wanted my officiant to convey. While reading through the websites and profiles of some of the officiants in the area I started to feel really discouraged.

Then I found Alisa...

Alisa Tongg truly is a breath of fresh air. You will not find another officiant as warm, genuine, and kind hearted as Alisa. She is friendly, compassionate, and absolutely vibrant. Many of our wedding guests were blown away by the wonderful job she did on our wedding ceremony, she made it truly unforgettable. The way Alisa captured our personalities and told our love story made our 160 guest wedding ceremony feel warm and intimate. Alisa is an absolutely beautiful person, inside and out. We feel so blessed to have found Alisa, and to have had such a perfect ceremony that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Read less
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Alisa Tongg, Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Maegen, Your wedding was truly amazing! I loved how your family all came together to build such elaborate and beautiful pieces for your celebration. If I had to choose my favorite line from your ceremony, I think it would be this one leading up to your "I dos": "...These are the hands that make you mixed tape cds, and the arms that have pulled you close for movie-worthy kisses at carnivals..." --xoxo Alisa
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Hannah
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone that attended our ceremony said that it was very original and interesting. Our friends and family liked learning our story as part of the wedding. Some people even asked for business cards or where we found Alisa. She had prepared us for all parts of the ceremony through the drafts that she sent us. Alisa met every requirement we asked for and offered ideas that fit us so well. We are both so happy that we hired Alisa as our officiant. The ceremony was special and very meaningful to both of us!
Everyone that attended our ceremony said that it was very original and interesting. Our friends and family liked learning Read more...
Everyone that attended our ceremony said that it was very original and interesting. Our friends and family liked learning our story as part of the wedding. Some people even asked for business cards or where we found Alisa. She had prepared us for all parts of the ceremony through the drafts that she sent us. Alisa met every requirement we asked for and offered ideas that fit us so well. We are both so happy that we hired Alisa as our officiant. The ceremony was special and very meaningful to both of us! Read less
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Alisa Tongg, Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Hannah, thank you again. Here's the part of your love story for your ceremony I enjoyed telling the most: "... In December 2012, while on another bicycle tour--this time of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico--Brian and Hannah were riding along a remote dirt road along the Caribbean Ocean looking for the perfect spot on the beach to camp for the night. There was a spot where the coast bent and the jungle cleared revealing their first unobstructed view of the beach. Hannah remembers whispering to herself, “this is perfect.”
A few moments later, as they rode along the beach, Brian looked over at Hannah and said, “I love you Hannah Ruth”. Then Brian rode ahead and stopped. He wanted to take a picture of Hannah riding her bike on the beach. But when she started riding toward him, ready for her close up, he put his bike down and as she pulled up alongside him, he still didn’t have his camera out.
Straddling her bike and confused, Hannah asked “What are you doing?”
Answering, Brian went down on one knee and said, “I just thought I would ask you to marry me?”
Still straddling her bicycle, Hannah, while simultaneously laughing and crying, granted Brian’s wish to be his riding partner and his wife for life. "
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Alisa provided the perfect ceremony! She is a joy to work with! Alisa had great suggestions to make our ceremony very special. It was all we had pictured. We highly recommend Alisa as an officiant!!
Alisa provided the perfect ceremony! She is a joy to work with! Alisa had great suggestions to make our ceremony very Read more...
Alisa provided the perfect ceremony! She is a joy to work with! Alisa had great suggestions to make our ceremony very special. It was all we had pictured. We highly recommend Alisa as an officiant!! Read less
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Alisa Tongg, Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kelly! I still reflect on the profoundness of Rich's hopes for your future together. Here's one of my favorite lines from your ceremony: "For the future, Richard hopes that he and Kelly will continue to “live, love, and laugh with hands held tightly.'”
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Brianna & Michael
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Alisa was an absolute blessing to our ceremony! She is a wonderful person to work with. During our planning process, she was always there when we had questions and even suggested things we could add to make it even more extravagant. She is very polite and easy to get along with. Every one of our guests had nothing but awe when it came to our ceremony, saying it was "absolutely beautiful" and "very romantic & memorable." She even took some beautiful pictures of the groom, photographer and bridal party before the ceremony and surprised us by sending them to us in our final email. I don't think we could of asked for a better celebrant to perform our wedding ceremony! I would definitely recommend anyone to have Alisa perform on their special day! We promise you wont be disappointed! Thank you very much Alisa! I already miss our emails! ;)
Alisa was an absolute blessing to our ceremony! She is a wonderful person to work with. During our planning process, she Read more...
Alisa was an absolute blessing to our ceremony! She is a wonderful person to work with. During our planning process, she was always there when we had questions and even suggested things we could add to make it even more extravagant. She is very polite and easy to get along with. Every one of our guests had nothing but awe when it came to our ceremony, saying it was "absolutely beautiful" and "very romantic & memorable." She even took some beautiful pictures of the groom, photographer and bridal party before the ceremony and surprised us by sending them to us in our final email. I don't think we could of asked for a better celebrant to perform our wedding ceremony! I would definitely recommend anyone to have Alisa perform on their special day! We promise you wont be disappointed! Thank you very much Alisa! I already miss our emails! ;) Read less
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Alisa Tongg, Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Brianna, I enjoyed being a part of your love story. Here's one of my favorite sections from your ceremony: "...They stopped at a place called “The Kissing Bridge”, and just stood there admiring the view of water and the hanging mistletoe. Then Michael reached for Brianna’s hand, got down on one knee and asked her if she would marry him.

There at the Koziar’s Christmas Village, just one year after agreeing to be his girlfriend, Brianna agreed to become Michael’s wife."
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Erman
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Alisa was recommended to us by our wonderful photographer Douglas Benedict who was actually recommended by a good friend. Not knowing what to expect, we researched Alisa by viewing her website and reading some of her reviews. After learning a little about her we were intrigued and excited. Anyone who had the pleasure of working with Alisa had an amazing experience. We wanted to see what this was all about. We reached out to her to set up a conference call and she was extremely accessible and prompt. After our initial“meeting”she had us fill out a custom profile on ourselves which both myself and my bride completed in private.We emailed it to Alisa and within a few days she had our ceremony written out and it totally blew our minds.We were floored by the attention to detail, creativity, emotion,flow and passion that went into creating our story. She created our ceremony to read like a fairytale and she absolutely nailed it!!!!During the day of the Ceremony Alisa was equally pleasant, well dressed and very sociable with our guest. She made us feel comfortable and warm and took the stress out of the day.When the ceremony started, the guest were mesmerized with “our story” that Alisa created. It was the most quiet I have ever heard our friends and family. She did absolutely amazing with the others parts of the ceremony which she also suggested for us. For ex: the 7 steps which each one of our wedding party read out load.After the ceremony a majority of our guest came to us and complemented Alisa for her great work. Many thought she knew us for years and she was one of our closest friends. Others asked what church she belongs to so they can go hear her. “Best ceremony I have EVER been to was the common compliment”. Quite frankly, Alisa is one of the most amazing people we have ever met and I am proud to call her a friend. She is at the top of her “game”because she shows passion in what she does. Alisa, you are a life changer. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Alisa was recommended to us by our wonderful photographer Douglas Benedict who was actually recommended by a good friend. Read more...
Alisa was recommended to us by our wonderful photographer Douglas Benedict who was actually recommended by a good friend. Not knowing what to expect, we researched Alisa by viewing her website and reading some of her reviews. After learning a little about her we were intrigued and excited. Anyone who had the pleasure of working with Alisa had an amazing experience. We wanted to see what this was all about. We reached out to her to set up a conference call and she was extremely accessible and prompt. After our initial“meeting”she had us fill out a custom profile on ourselves which both myself and my bride completed in private.We emailed it to Alisa and within a few days she had our ceremony written out and it totally blew our minds.We were floored by the attention to detail, creativity, emotion,flow and passion that went into creating our story. She created our ceremony to read like a fairytale and she absolutely nailed it!!!!During the day of the Ceremony Alisa was equally pleasant, well dressed and very sociable with our guest. She made us feel comfortable and warm and took the stress out of the day.When the ceremony started, the guest were mesmerized with “our story” that Alisa created. It was the most quiet I have ever heard our friends and family. She did absolutely amazing with the others parts of the ceremony which she also suggested for us. For ex: the 7 steps which each one of our wedding party read out load.After the ceremony a majority of our guest came to us and complemented Alisa for her great work. Many thought she knew us for years and she was one of our closest friends. Others asked what church she belongs to so they can go hear her. “Best ceremony I have EVER been to was the common compliment”. Quite frankly, Alisa is one of the most amazing people we have ever met and I am proud to call her a friend. She is at the top of her “game”because she shows passion in what she does. Alisa, you are a life changer. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Alisa was absolutely incredible. My husband and I were at a loss when we got engaged. We have different faiths and we wanted a ceremony that reflected our relationship not something that was just based on tradition. Alisa was so professional and passionate about her job. She was always quick with a response, emailing, skype, phone, and anything else we needed. We worked through any revisions together and she has such a happy infectious personality and was always a pleasure to work with. During the day of the wedding and afterwards we were most surprised how many people listed the ceremony as their favorite part...in our experiences people (including ourselves) hated long drawn out ceremonies. There were a few close friends that said when they get married they are absolutely reaching out to book Alisa and others who simply raved about how our ceremony was the perfect balance between love and romance and cute silly moments that portrayed us as a couple perfectly. We wouldn't hesitate to use Alisa again. We highly recommend her and she is fantastic!!!!
Alisa was absolutely incredible. My husband and I were at a loss when we got engaged. We have different faiths and we Read more...
Alisa was absolutely incredible. My husband and I were at a loss when we got engaged. We have different faiths and we wanted a ceremony that reflected our relationship not something that was just based on tradition. Alisa was so professional and passionate about her job. She was always quick with a response, emailing, skype, phone, and anything else we needed. We worked through any revisions together and she has such a happy infectious personality and was always a pleasure to work with. During the day of the wedding and afterwards we were most surprised how many people listed the ceremony as their favorite part...in our experiences people (including ourselves) hated long drawn out ceremonies. There were a few close friends that said when they get married they are absolutely reaching out to book Alisa and others who simply raved about how our ceremony was the perfect balance between love and romance and cute silly moments that portrayed us as a couple perfectly. We wouldn't hesitate to use Alisa again. We highly recommend her and she is fantastic!!!! Read less
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Alisa Tongg, Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Monica! I still think about how lovely the remembrance for your father was in your ceremony. Your tributes to your parents were so personal and meaningful. This might be my favorite section: "Today, we’d especially like to remember Monica’s father, Adib R. Today, Monica’s bouquet is wrapped in the veil her mother wore on their wedding day. And when Monica came down the aisle a moments ago, Adib was there, in the locket wrapped around the veil. Monica was always a “daddy’s girl” and credits her father’s love, guidance, morals and memory in making her the person she is today. Throughout the day there will be moments of remembrance for Adib. His love is an integral part of our joy and celebration today and everyday..."
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Robin
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
There were two non-negotiables for my wedding: The venue (Terrain at Styers), and having Alisa as our celebrant. As soon as we read about her unique way of crafting a ceremony completely personalized to the couple, we knew there was no other option. We wanted a ceremony that was 100% true to who we are as individuals and to our relationship; we didn't feel any allegiance to traditional or religious wedding traditions, and we liked the idea of writing our own vows but my husband was worried about having to speak a lot in front of so many people. Alisa solved all of these problems and made our ceremony into more than I ever could have dreamed of. Using questionnaires that my husband and I filled out, she created a ceremony that told the story of our relationship in a tone that was both poignant and funny. The atmosphere was exactly what I was hoping for- it included all of our friends and family in the emotion of the moment while simultaneously allowing my husband and I to feel like we were just speaking to one another. She also had great suggestions for things to add to the ceremony in response to the sentiments that I wanted to express and the atmosphere that I wanted to create, and was very flexible as things had to be adapted here and there. I really cannot recommend her highly enough- she is a wonderful person and I can't imagine our wedding without the ceremony that she created for us.
There were two non-negotiables for my wedding: The venue (Terrain at Styers), and having Alisa as our celebrant. As soon Read more...
There were two non-negotiables for my wedding: The venue (Terrain at Styers), and having Alisa as our celebrant. As soon as we read about her unique way of crafting a ceremony completely personalized to the couple, we knew there was no other option. We wanted a ceremony that was 100% true to who we are as individuals and to our relationship; we didn't feel any allegiance to traditional or religious wedding traditions, and we liked the idea of writing our own vows but my husband was worried about having to speak a lot in front of so many people. Alisa solved all of these problems and made our ceremony into more than I ever could have dreamed of. Using questionnaires that my husband and I filled out, she created a ceremony that told the story of our relationship in a tone that was both poignant and funny. The atmosphere was exactly what I was hoping for- it included all of our friends and family in the emotion of the moment while simultaneously allowing my husband and I to feel like we were just speaking to one another. She also had great suggestions for things to add to the ceremony in response to the sentiments that I wanted to express and the atmosphere that I wanted to create, and was very flexible as things had to be adapted here and there. I really cannot recommend her highly enough- she is a wonderful person and I can't imagine our wedding without the ceremony that she created for us. Read less
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Alisa Tongg, Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Robin, thank you again for inviting me to play a role in your love story! There were so many great moments of your wedding ceremony too. My favorite section to write was about how you two came back together: "...But Alex refused and went into full wooing mode. Robin says that, “his incredible, seemingly irrational persistence in winning me back, and his commitment to me from literally the first week that we knew each other, is the most comforting and inspiring thing to me…” It wasn’t long before their undeniable attraction for the other and their best friend-like connection put this couple on a serious track. At the end of that year, they were planning their wedding..."

And then of course there was your surprise ceremony serenade. Best wishes to you both!!! xoxox
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Susan
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We knew Alisa was special and the one that we wanted to officiate our wedding from the first conversation we had with her. She made the planning seem painless and simple, yet it produced such wonderful results!
Our ceremony was extremely touching and unique, but yet very personalized and meaningful to everyone. Almost every guest commented about how great the ceremony was and many said it was the best wedding ceremony they ever experienced - even the servers at the facility were commenting about the ceremony during dinner. She truly is very talented and gifted in what she does.
We could not have made a better decision in choosing Alisa. Her smile is contagious and she has such a calming and peaceful effect on others around her. She truly did an excellent job not only officiating, but planning, writing, and creating such a meaningful ceremony for us. She truly is exceptional! My only regret is that we did not have a professional videographer to capture the complete ceremony.
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We knew Alisa was special and the one that we wanted to officiate our wedding from the first conversation we had with her. She made the planning seem painless and simple, yet it produced such wonderful results!
Our ceremony was extremely touching and unique, but yet very personalized and meaningful to everyone. Almost every guest commented about how great the ceremony was and many said it was the best wedding ceremony they ever experienced - even the servers at the facility were commenting about the ceremony during dinner. She truly is very talented and gifted in what she does.
We could not have made a better decision in choosing Alisa. Her smile is contagious and she has such a calming and peaceful effect on others around her. She truly did an excellent job not only officiating, but planning, writing, and creating such a meaningful ceremony for us. She truly is exceptional! My only regret is that we did not have a professional videographer to capture the complete ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wife and I chose Alisa to officiate our wedding and WE COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!!!! Alisa helped create a wedding that was unbelievably joyous. She met every expectation that we had and went above and beyond to capture a theme and atmosphere of love. Alisa worked with us diligently and was available to answer any questions at the drop of a hat. She is extremely professional, with a great personality to inspire. Very truly, NO ONE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER!!!! If ever someone had crafted and captured the essence of what a wedding is about, it is Alisa. Simply the best.
My wife and I chose Alisa to officiate our wedding and WE COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!!!! Alisa helped create a wedding that was Read more...
My wife and I chose Alisa to officiate our wedding and WE COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!!!! Alisa helped create a wedding that was unbelievably joyous. She met every expectation that we had and went above and beyond to capture a theme and atmosphere of love. Alisa worked with us diligently and was available to answer any questions at the drop of a hat. She is extremely professional, with a great personality to inspire. Very truly, NO ONE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER!!!! If ever someone had crafted and captured the essence of what a wedding is about, it is Alisa. Simply the best. Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa was absolutley wonderful. She created such a unique ceremony for us and it was amazing how well she seemed to know us from the questionnaire we filled out. So many people said it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever been to.
Alisa was absolutley wonderful. She created such a unique ceremony for us and it was amazing how well she seemed to know Read more...
Alisa was absolutley wonderful. She created such a unique ceremony for us and it was amazing how well she seemed to know us from the questionnaire we filled out. So many people said it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever been to. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband posted a review before, but I had to do one as well. Words cannot even express how amazing Alisa was to have as an officiant. I knew from our first phone conversation (which lasted over an hour and a half) that she was the perfect person to marry my husband and I. We are not religious people but believe deeply in love and happiness, and our mom's wanted some religious aspects in there and Alisa created the most beautiful ceremony we have ever heard, which we are so lucky was our own! We never actually met Alisa until our wedding day due to long distance, but we kept in contact often over the phone and through email and she was always quick with getting back to us. And despite not meeting in person, we felt like we had known her for years. She really got to know us and our relationship through the questionnaire we filled out and she absolutely nailed it. We got so many compliments from our wedding guests about our ceremony and the staff at our venue were even raving about how amazing she was. If you are looking for a unique, beautiful, and heartfelt ceremony filled with love, laughter and amazing words - do yourself a favor and hire Alisa as your officiant!!
My husband posted a review before, but I had to do one as well. Words cannot even express how amazing Alisa was to have as Read more...
My husband posted a review before, but I had to do one as well. Words cannot even express how amazing Alisa was to have as an officiant. I knew from our first phone conversation (which lasted over an hour and a half) that she was the perfect person to marry my husband and I. We are not religious people but believe deeply in love and happiness, and our mom's wanted some religious aspects in there and Alisa created the most beautiful ceremony we have ever heard, which we are so lucky was our own! We never actually met Alisa until our wedding day due to long distance, but we kept in contact often over the phone and through email and she was always quick with getting back to us. And despite not meeting in person, we felt like we had known her for years. She really got to know us and our relationship through the questionnaire we filled out and she absolutely nailed it. We got so many compliments from our wedding guests about our ceremony and the staff at our venue were even raving about how amazing she was. If you are looking for a unique, beautiful, and heartfelt ceremony filled with love, laughter and amazing words - do yourself a favor and hire Alisa as your officiant!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our florist (Sarah at Allium Designs) suggested Alisa to us, and we could not have been happier! She is deeply committed to helping couples discover how to tell their story in a way that is meaningful and memorable. From our first meeting on FaceTime to the Big Day, she was interested in learning about us as individuals and as a pair of people. The questionnaire that other reviewers have mentioned was very, very helpful, and we discovered new things about our relationship in the process of filling it out.

Another wonderful thing about Alisa is her overall presence. She brings everyone together and holds their focus with a combination of generosity and good humor. Many of our guests approached us at the reception to let us know how special they thought our ceremony was. It was wonderful to work with her to create a moment that we – and our loved ones – will remember forever.

No one else could have done for us what Alisa Tongg did. She is a beautiful person, and we feel so, so fortunate to have met her.
Our florist (Sarah at Allium Designs) suggested Alisa to us, and we could not have been happier! She is deeply committed Read more...
Our florist (Sarah at Allium Designs) suggested Alisa to us, and we could not have been happier! She is deeply committed to helping couples discover how to tell their story in a way that is meaningful and memorable. From our first meeting on FaceTime to the Big Day, she was interested in learning about us as individuals and as a pair of people. The questionnaire that other reviewers have mentioned was very, very helpful, and we discovered new things about our relationship in the process of filling it out.

Another wonderful thing about Alisa is her overall presence. She brings everyone together and holds their focus with a combination of generosity and good humor. Many of our guests approached us at the reception to let us know how special they thought our ceremony was. It was wonderful to work with her to create a moment that we – and our loved ones – will remember forever.

No one else could have done for us what Alisa Tongg did. She is a beautiful person, and we feel so, so fortunate to have met her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Alisa did an amazing job for us on our wedding day. She worked with us the entire way developing a ceremony that was unique to us as a couple and even managed to ensure the venue cleaned some things up for us last minute at the ceremony site that shouldn't have been there. We received more compliments from family and friends about how amazing Alisa and the ceremony were then anything else. I would recommend her to anyone!!
Alisa did an amazing job for us on our wedding day. She worked with us the entire way developing a ceremony that was Read more...
Alisa did an amazing job for us on our wedding day. She worked with us the entire way developing a ceremony that was unique to us as a couple and even managed to ensure the venue cleaned some things up for us last minute at the ceremony site that shouldn't have been there. We received more compliments from family and friends about how amazing Alisa and the ceremony were then anything else. I would recommend her to anyone!! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa was amazing to work with and made our special day unique, fun, and romantic. She had such great ideas for different ways to show our love and commitment during the ceremony, and how to involve our family and friends in our vows. She took our chicken scratch of how we met and fell in love and created a beautiful story, which she delivered so romantically. She also worked with our photographer, musician, DJ, and other wedding staff to assure our day was absolutely perfect. We HIGHLY recommend Alisa to anyone!
-Tiff and Mark
Alisa was amazing to work with and made our special day unique, fun, and romantic. She had such great ideas for different Read more...
Alisa was amazing to work with and made our special day unique, fun, and romantic. She had such great ideas for different ways to show our love and commitment during the ceremony, and how to involve our family and friends in our vows. She took our chicken scratch of how we met and fell in love and created a beautiful story, which she delivered so romantically. She also worked with our photographer, musician, DJ, and other wedding staff to assure our day was absolutely perfect. We HIGHLY recommend Alisa to anyone!
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa was a pleasure to work with. She was professional yet very personable from the moment we met her. We loved how she listened to us and was able to tell our love story to all of our guests in a way that was funny but romantic (just like us). After we met with her, she was always responsive via e-mail and got back to us on all our questions in a timely manner. We really loved the way she had ideas for our ceremony that were unique and we had never seen before. She would send us only ideas that she thought fit our personalities as well as our love story, which was perfect! It was a beautiful ceremony and we would not change a thing. Throughout the process, Alisa felt like a friend rather than someone we hired to marry us. We would recommend her to all of our friends and would not change a thing!
Alisa was a pleasure to work with. She was professional yet very personable from the moment we met her. We loved how she Read more...
Alisa was a pleasure to work with. She was professional yet very personable from the moment we met her. We loved how she listened to us and was able to tell our love story to all of our guests in a way that was funny but romantic (just like us). After we met with her, she was always responsive via e-mail and got back to us on all our questions in a timely manner. We really loved the way she had ideas for our ceremony that were unique and we had never seen before. She would send us only ideas that she thought fit our personalities as well as our love story, which was perfect! It was a beautiful ceremony and we would not change a thing. Throughout the process, Alisa felt like a friend rather than someone we hired to marry us. We would recommend her to all of our friends and would not change a thing! Read less
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Nicholas
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
When my wife and I decided that we weren't going to have a ceremony in a church, we began looking for someone who would personalize our ceremony and truly make it about our story. Alisa accomplished that and so much more. We received so many wonderful compliments about the ceremony and the way it included our family and friends in the process. And to top it off, Alisa was so much fun to work with!
When my wife and I decided that we weren't going to have a ceremony in a church, we began looking for someone who would Read more...
When my wife and I decided that we weren't going to have a ceremony in a church, we began looking for someone who would personalize our ceremony and truly make it about our story. Alisa accomplished that and so much more. We received so many wonderful compliments about the ceremony and the way it included our family and friends in the process. And to top it off, Alisa was so much fun to work with! Read less
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Cori
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa worked with us to craft a unique and personalized wedding ceremony that told the story of our relationship and reflected our personalities. She was extremely easy to communicate with and quickly responded to any questions we had. When we wanted to do something a little different for our unity ceremony she was prepared with lots of ideas and inspiration and helped us find something that fit us perfectly (and wowed all our guests too)!

I never thought I would have so much fun during my own wedding ceremony. Alisa had all of our wedding guests participating/interacting and everyone was smiling and laughing throughout the ceremony. So many of our guests told us how lovely, beautiful, perfect the whole thing was.

She does an amazing job! If you are looking for a memorable ceremony that speaks to who you are as people and as a couple you need to get in touch with Alisa. We couldn't be happier and would definitely recommend her!
Alisa worked with us to craft a unique and personalized wedding ceremony that told the story of our relationship and Read more...
Alisa worked with us to craft a unique and personalized wedding ceremony that told the story of our relationship and reflected our personalities. She was extremely easy to communicate with and quickly responded to any questions we had. When we wanted to do something a little different for our unity ceremony she was prepared with lots of ideas and inspiration and helped us find something that fit us perfectly (and wowed all our guests too)!

I never thought I would have so much fun during my own wedding ceremony. Alisa had all of our wedding guests participating/interacting and everyone was smiling and laughing throughout the ceremony. So many of our guests told us how lovely, beautiful, perfect the whole thing was.

She does an amazing job! If you are looking for a memorable ceremony that speaks to who you are as people and as a couple you need to get in touch with Alisa. We couldn't be happier and would definitely recommend her! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so glad that we hired Alisa as our officiant for our wedding. After interviewing several officiants, we felt that she was the best fit for us since she was genuine in getting to know us as a couple and would create a personalized ceremony. Alisa created a wonderful ceremony that incorporated our love story and a German log sawing ceremony (both my husband and I are of German heritage) that our guests loved. Several of our guests mentioned that this was best wedding ceremony that they attended. Through the entire wedding process, Alisa was the most organized and professional vendor that we worked with (and we worked with a total of ten vendors). Even during the day of the wedding Alisa did a great job of keeping me calm before the ceremony and asked if there was anything else she could do to make my day easier. We would hire Alisa again in a heartbeat!
My husband and I are so glad that we hired Alisa as our officiant for our wedding. After interviewing several officiants, Read more...
My husband and I are so glad that we hired Alisa as our officiant for our wedding. After interviewing several officiants, we felt that she was the best fit for us since she was genuine in getting to know us as a couple and would create a personalized ceremony. Alisa created a wonderful ceremony that incorporated our love story and a German log sawing ceremony (both my husband and I are of German heritage) that our guests loved. Several of our guests mentioned that this was best wedding ceremony that they attended. Through the entire wedding process, Alisa was the most organized and professional vendor that we worked with (and we worked with a total of ten vendors). Even during the day of the wedding Alisa did a great job of keeping me calm before the ceremony and asked if there was anything else she could do to make my day easier. We would hire Alisa again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
8/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa made our ceremony and the process leading up to our wedding very comfortable, special and exciting. We were both so impressed and moved with the ceremony made just for us based on our love story. The open communication, quick response time and of course her friendly and welcoming personality made planning this aspect of our wedding so easy. We received many compliments after the ceremony from all of our friends and family. One guest even said they would be flying her out to Arizona when she is ready to get married. Alisa is so personable and has a natural gift of making your love story shine...I would highly recommended her to everyone I know.
Alisa made our ceremony and the process leading up to our wedding very comfortable, special and exciting. We were both so Read more...
Alisa made our ceremony and the process leading up to our wedding very comfortable, special and exciting. We were both so impressed and moved with the ceremony made just for us based on our love story. The open communication, quick response time and of course her friendly and welcoming personality made planning this aspect of our wedding so easy. We received many compliments after the ceremony from all of our friends and family. One guest even said they would be flying her out to Arizona when she is ready to get married. Alisa is so personable and has a natural gift of making your love story shine...I would highly recommended her to everyone I know. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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sue
Wedding:
8/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa was born to do this. She made our wedding so special words cannot begin to describe her awesomeness. She took our words we wrote about each other and turned them into an amazing mini rad novel. Being a fan of romance novels it was simply amazing. Everything was so personal and she was so patient as I choked up though my vows, she made it possible to continue. I can't wait to renew our vows so we can "hire" her again. Everyone kept telling us how amazing our ceremony was and it was because of Alisa. Getting Married? Do it on Maui : ) And hire Alisa. You will have the most memorable wedding!
Alisa was born to do this. She made our wedding so special words cannot begin to describe her awesomeness. She took our Read more...
Alisa was born to do this. She made our wedding so special words cannot begin to describe her awesomeness. She took our words we wrote about each other and turned them into an amazing mini rad novel. Being a fan of romance novels it was simply amazing. Everything was so personal and she was so patient as I choked up though my vows, she made it possible to continue. I can't wait to renew our vows so we can "hire" her again. Everyone kept telling us how amazing our ceremony was and it was because of Alisa. Getting Married? Do it on Maui : ) And hire Alisa. You will have the most memorable wedding! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Randall
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and Ali and I married in Skytop, PA in the summer of last year. There were many parts of the planning and decision making process that were difficult and hard to know what choices were best. Having Alisa as our celebrant was a clear RIGHT choice from the moment we began working with her. We met with Alisa over Skype initially and immediately felt very comfortable with her as our Celebrant. Alisa was professional, caring and thorough from start to finish. She crafted a truly unique and thoughtful ceremony for us and provided guidance on how the ceremony should flow.

Alisa’s ability to make everyone in our party feel calm and comfortable during the rehearsal and ceremony was impressive and effortless! There was not a single part of her role in our wedding day that Ali or I would change. She delivered a wonderful ceremony!

We wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to recommend Alisa!
My wife and Ali and I married in Skytop, PA in the summer of last year. There were many parts of the planning and decision Read more...
My wife and Ali and I married in Skytop, PA in the summer of last year. There were many parts of the planning and decision making process that were difficult and hard to know what choices were best. Having Alisa as our celebrant was a clear RIGHT choice from the moment we began working with her. We met with Alisa over Skype initially and immediately felt very comfortable with her as our Celebrant. Alisa was professional, caring and thorough from start to finish. She crafted a truly unique and thoughtful ceremony for us and provided guidance on how the ceremony should flow.

Alisa’s ability to make everyone in our party feel calm and comfortable during the rehearsal and ceremony was impressive and effortless! There was not a single part of her role in our wedding day that Ali or I would change. She delivered a wonderful ceremony!

We wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to recommend Alisa! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
This was a second marriage for both & we wanted a ceremony that would be symbolic of the blending of our 2 families, which includes 5 young children. We didn’t want a boring, typical ceremony; we wanted something different. During a few months of preparation, Alisa provided us with numerous ideas & suggestions, listened to & incorporated our ideas, and the ceremony went through a few revisions before being finalized. Alisa was always prompt, friendly, & extremely helpful. As satisfied as we thought we were going to be, we were absolutely blown away on the day of our wedding. Any expectations we had were FAR surpassed, and Alisa provided a powerful, personal ceremony that had our guests listening attentively to every word, laughing with us at times, shedding some tears at others. I don't think anyone there will ever forget what they witnessed. The compliments on the ceremony and Alisa herself seemed endless. Alisa was like an ethereal presence that day....she dressed in a stunning outfit chosen specifically to compliment my choice of wedding colors. She had fresh sprigs of fennel in her hair handpicked from her garden. She arrived super early & was very comfortable with my family. The kids adored her. She took pictures of all of us getting ready. I felt so comfortable with Alisa; I truly feel that by the end of the day, we'd made a new friend. I'd readily recommend Alisa to anyone...she's eloquent in speech & appearance, extremely easy to work with, responsive & attentive to your needs, kind & friendly, & the hand-crafted ceremony she delivered was beyond anything I ever hoped for or experienced. She knocked it out of the park! Alisa creates memorable occasions! My husband and I were able to experience another "hand-crafted" ceremony by a different celebrant at a wedding prior to ours, & there was truly no comparison...the appearance of the celebrant, & the celebrant's delivery of the ceremony were nowhere near what Alisa delivers. Alisa is truly world class!
This was a second marriage for both & we wanted a ceremony that would be symbolic of the blending of our 2 families, which Read more...
This was a second marriage for both & we wanted a ceremony that would be symbolic of the blending of our 2 families, which includes 5 young children. We didn’t want a boring, typical ceremony; we wanted something different. During a few months of preparation, Alisa provided us with numerous ideas & suggestions, listened to & incorporated our ideas, and the ceremony went through a few revisions before being finalized. Alisa was always prompt, friendly, & extremely helpful. As satisfied as we thought we were going to be, we were absolutely blown away on the day of our wedding. Any expectations we had were FAR surpassed, and Alisa provided a powerful, personal ceremony that had our guests listening attentively to every word, laughing with us at times, shedding some tears at others. I don't think anyone there will ever forget what they witnessed. The compliments on the ceremony and Alisa herself seemed endless. Alisa was like an ethereal presence that day....she dressed in a stunning outfit chosen specifically to compliment my choice of wedding colors. She had fresh sprigs of fennel in her hair handpicked from her garden. She arrived super early & was very comfortable with my family. The kids adored her. She took pictures of all of us getting ready. I felt so comfortable with Alisa; I truly feel that by the end of the day, we'd made a new friend. I'd readily recommend Alisa to anyone...she's eloquent in speech & appearance, extremely easy to work with, responsive & attentive to your needs, kind & friendly, & the hand-crafted ceremony she delivered was beyond anything I ever hoped for or experienced. She knocked it out of the park! Alisa creates memorable occasions! My husband and I were able to experience another "hand-crafted" ceremony by a different celebrant at a wedding prior to ours, & there was truly no comparison...the appearance of the celebrant, & the celebrant's delivery of the ceremony were nowhere near what Alisa delivers. Alisa is truly world class! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Andrew
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
One word that describes Alisa.....amazing. She is by far the best officiant and I am not just saying that because we booked her. Everyone who attended my wedding said she was simply amazing. Alisa had a very easy going attitude, she kept the ceremony going with such a smooth flow, the story she told of us nailed it on the head. She gave us ideas how to include people into the ceremony to the ideas for tree planting. The way she spoke with such class to color coordinating with my bride with her colors...everything she did ha. I just can not say enough great things about her. I can go on and on and on about her ha. I do not trust many people and I felt extremely comfortable with Alisa. Not only did she make me relaxed she went above and beyond by speaking with all my groomsmen, parents, musicians, video and photo guys to make sure everyone was on the same page. Booking Alisa would be the easiest decision for future bride and grooms. No worries. We are forever in her debt!!!! THANK YOU
One word that describes Alisa.....amazing. She is by far the best officiant and I am not just saying that because we Read more...
One word that describes Alisa.....amazing. She is by far the best officiant and I am not just saying that because we booked her. Everyone who attended my wedding said she was simply amazing. Alisa had a very easy going attitude, she kept the ceremony going with such a smooth flow, the story she told of us nailed it on the head. She gave us ideas how to include people into the ceremony to the ideas for tree planting. The way she spoke with such class to color coordinating with my bride with her colors...everything she did ha. I just can not say enough great things about her. I can go on and on and on about her ha. I do not trust many people and I felt extremely comfortable with Alisa. Not only did she make me relaxed she went above and beyond by speaking with all my groomsmen, parents, musicians, video and photo guys to make sure everyone was on the same page. Booking Alisa would be the easiest decision for future bride and grooms. No worries. We are forever in her debt!!!! THANK YOU Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa specializes in personalized wedding ceremonies, which is something we wanted for our wedding. We were looking for a way to pick & choose the elements of a ceremony that we liked & to remove the aspects that weren't meaningful to us. If this is something that interests you as well, then Alisa Tongg is a perfect choice for your celebrant.
My husband & I were married in Pennsylvania but we live in Hawaii, so all of our planning was done long-distance. We arranged for a phone meeting with Alisa so that we could see if we wanted to work together. We had a long conversation to discuss our ideas & plans for the ceremony & this gave Alisa a chance to learn about us as a couple. In the months preceding the wedding we exchanged many e-mails, & Alisa was great about responding.
The way our ceremony was created was by Alisa sending us questionnaires that we were to fill out individually. The questions pertained to things like our goals as a couple, what we like about one another, & elements that we definitely do or do not want in the ceremony. Once we returned our responses, Alisa used this information to customize a ceremony. We were then able to review the ceremony & make changes. Additionally, Alisa helped us come up with non-traditional elements (e.g., ring blessing ceremony, herbal infusion) to add to our ceremony.
On the day of the wedding, Alisa was wonderful! She was so personable & professional & she even took it upon herself to track down herbs from the farm where we were married so that they could be used in the herbal infusion portion of our ceremony.
Afterwards, everyone told us how wonderful our ceremony was. Many people told us that it was the best & most special wedding that they have ever witnessed. Most importantly, my husband & I could not have been happier. Alisa helped us tell each other & all of our guests how much we care for & love one another. We were extremely pleased with our ceremony & we cannot recommend Alisa enough!
Alisa specializes in personalized wedding ceremonies, which is something we wanted for our wedding. We were looking for a Read more...
Alisa specializes in personalized wedding ceremonies, which is something we wanted for our wedding. We were looking for a way to pick & choose the elements of a ceremony that we liked & to remove the aspects that weren't meaningful to us. If this is something that interests you as well, then Alisa Tongg is a perfect choice for your celebrant.
My husband & I were married in Pennsylvania but we live in Hawaii, so all of our planning was done long-distance. We arranged for a phone meeting with Alisa so that we could see if we wanted to work together. We had a long conversation to discuss our ideas & plans for the ceremony & this gave Alisa a chance to learn about us as a couple. In the months preceding the wedding we exchanged many e-mails, & Alisa was great about responding.
The way our ceremony was created was by Alisa sending us questionnaires that we were to fill out individually. The questions pertained to things like our goals as a couple, what we like about one another, & elements that we definitely do or do not want in the ceremony. Once we returned our responses, Alisa used this information to customize a ceremony. We were then able to review the ceremony & make changes. Additionally, Alisa helped us come up with non-traditional elements (e.g., ring blessing ceremony, herbal infusion) to add to our ceremony.
On the day of the wedding, Alisa was wonderful! She was so personable & professional & she even took it upon herself to track down herbs from the farm where we were married so that they could be used in the herbal infusion portion of our ceremony.
Afterwards, everyone told us how wonderful our ceremony was. Many people told us that it was the best & most special wedding that they have ever witnessed. Most importantly, my husband & I could not have been happier. Alisa helped us tell each other & all of our guests how much we care for & love one another. We were extremely pleased with our ceremony & we cannot recommend Alisa enough! Read less
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Alisa Tongg, Celebrant responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Sarah. Being trusted to convey your story, feelings for each other, and hopes for the future was and is such an honor for me. Even though it probably was the hottest day of the year, I would not have changed anything about your wedding. The puppies, the view, the beautiful fans you gave to your guests, and the bounty of The Glasbern Inn's garden-- everything was lovely. Congratulations again on a beautiful start your married life together. Aloha.
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Matt
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa crafted our wedding ceremony perfectly. She took the time to learn about us and picked up on things that were unique about our relationship. There were no surprises during our ceremony, Alisa provided us with the final draft of the ceremony prior to the wedding day. She worked with us every step of the way and went above and beyond to make our ceremony truly special to us. Our guests loved the ceremony as well, we still receive compliments about it, months later.
Alisa crafted our wedding ceremony perfectly. She took the time to learn about us and picked up on things that were unique Read more...
Alisa crafted our wedding ceremony perfectly. She took the time to learn about us and picked up on things that were unique about our relationship. There were no surprises during our ceremony, Alisa provided us with the final draft of the ceremony prior to the wedding day. She worked with us every step of the way and went above and beyond to make our ceremony truly special to us. Our guests loved the ceremony as well, we still receive compliments about it, months later. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Karissa
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
They say a picture says a thousand words. I knew right away from seeing Alisa's smiling face on her website that she would make our ceremony every bit as beautiful as we wanted it to be and that she would be well worth the money my husband didn't want to spend. Alisa patiently answered all of my emails filled with my questions and my husbands concerns. She created a ceremony that was so personal and heartwarming, so unique. She has a voice made for public speaking and she delivered our ceremony without flaw. We got married a month ago today and people are still talking about how unique and beautiful our ceremony was.
They say a picture says a thousand words. I knew right away from seeing Alisa's smiling face on her website that she would Read more...
They say a picture says a thousand words. I knew right away from seeing Alisa's smiling face on her website that she would make our ceremony every bit as beautiful as we wanted it to be and that she would be well worth the money my husband didn't want to spend. Alisa patiently answered all of my emails filled with my questions and my husbands concerns. She created a ceremony that was so personal and heartwarming, so unique. She has a voice made for public speaking and she delivered our ceremony without flaw. We got married a month ago today and people are still talking about how unique and beautiful our ceremony was. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Rosalynn
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa performed a beautiful service for my family, capturing all the love, hope and dreams that have lasted ten years and began again on our wedding day! Truly a touching ceremony that received numerous compliments, can not began to touch on our gratitude! Thank you!
Alisa performed a beautiful service for my family, capturing all the love, hope and dreams that have lasted ten years and Read more...
Alisa performed a beautiful service for my family, capturing all the love, hope and dreams that have lasted ten years and began again on our wedding day! Truly a touching ceremony that received numerous compliments, can not began to touch on our gratitude! Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Alissa
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa was a pleasure to work with. My (now) husband and I did not want a religious ceremony, but we still wanted to incorporate some religious traditions. Alisa worked with us to give us a great ceremony with everything we were looking for. She was always very responsive and had a ton of great ideas to make our ceremony special. I had guests raving about how unique and beautiful our ceremony was and it was all thanks to Alisa!
Alisa was a pleasure to work with. My (now) husband and I did not want a religious ceremony, but we still wanted to Read more...
Alisa was a pleasure to work with. My (now) husband and I did not want a religious ceremony, but we still wanted to incorporate some religious traditions. Alisa worked with us to give us a great ceremony with everything we were looking for. She was always very responsive and had a ton of great ideas to make our ceremony special. I had guests raving about how unique and beautiful our ceremony was and it was all thanks to Alisa! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Raha
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa went above and beyond to make my ceremony personal, intimate, and extremely representative of my husband and my relationship. She worked with many different people and even learned about the customs of my culture (Persian) to create an unforgettable ceremony. My guests were beyond impressed. More importantly, she really cares about her clients' happiness and creating the most memorable weddings for them. She was such a pleasure to work with!!!
Alisa went above and beyond to make my ceremony personal, intimate, and extremely representative of my husband and my Read more...
Alisa went above and beyond to make my ceremony personal, intimate, and extremely representative of my husband and my relationship. She worked with many different people and even learned about the customs of my culture (Persian) to create an unforgettable ceremony. My guests were beyond impressed. More importantly, she really cares about her clients' happiness and creating the most memorable weddings for them. She was such a pleasure to work with!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Vicki
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
From the first moment I spoke with Alisa, I knew without one moment of doubt that she was the one to marry us. And sure enough, she made our wedding ceremony perfect! She told our personal love story in a way that was heartwarming, thoughtful and inspiring.

She had so many creative ideas that we just absolutely loved, and incorporated them into our ceremony. From the chuppa (arbor) my husband built to the blessing of the rings, it absolutely made our wedding a day to remember. We received rave reviews from all of our guests, and some even admitted they liked our ceremony more than their own!

I would absolutely, 100% recommend Alisa to you. Please do yourself a favor…book Alisa for your big day before someone else does!
From the first moment I spoke with Alisa, I knew without one moment of doubt that she was the one to marry us. And sure Read more...
From the first moment I spoke with Alisa, I knew without one moment of doubt that she was the one to marry us. And sure enough, she made our wedding ceremony perfect! She told our personal love story in a way that was heartwarming, thoughtful and inspiring.

She had so many creative ideas that we just absolutely loved, and incorporated them into our ceremony. From the chuppa (arbor) my husband built to the blessing of the rings, it absolutely made our wedding a day to remember. We received rave reviews from all of our guests, and some even admitted they liked our ceremony more than their own!

I would absolutely, 100% recommend Alisa to you. Please do yourself a favor…book Alisa for your big day before someone else does! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Alisa was absolutely amazing to work with throughout the whole process of crafting our wedding ceremony!! I initially found her by searching online and reading reviews that were posted and they were all correct- she is great!!

We live somewhat far a part so rather than meeting in person we used skype to talk (how accomodative) over what we wanted for our ceremony and to tell her about us and our story. We talked with her for about an hour and were so excited when we got off the phone because we knew we found the perfect person to marry us! She was very personable, easy to talk to with, and thoughtful which helped us make the decision easy :) Once Alisa sent us the first draft ceremony we were blown away - she captured everything we were hoping for and gave us great suggestions on how to make our day unique and special!! Fast forward to the day of the wedding, and it was perfect - Alisa(looked great and very professional), the ceremony was amazing - she was able to capture the essence of what made us the couple we are!! Everyone said it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever been to - that they cried and smiled and really enjoyed every moment!! I can not thank Alisa enough for making our day so special! All I can say is - I would recommend Alisa to anyone!!
Alisa was absolutely amazing to work with throughout the whole process of crafting our wedding ceremony!! I initially Read more...
Alisa was absolutely amazing to work with throughout the whole process of crafting our wedding ceremony!! I initially found her by searching online and reading reviews that were posted and they were all correct- she is great!!

We live somewhat far a part so rather than meeting in person we used skype to talk (how accomodative) over what we wanted for our ceremony and to tell her about us and our story. We talked with her for about an hour and were so excited when we got off the phone because we knew we found the perfect person to marry us! She was very personable, easy to talk to with, and thoughtful which helped us make the decision easy :) Once Alisa sent us the first draft ceremony we were blown away - she captured everything we were hoping for and gave us great suggestions on how to make our day unique and special!! Fast forward to the day of the wedding, and it was perfect - Alisa(looked great and very professional), the ceremony was amazing - she was able to capture the essence of what made us the couple we are!! Everyone said it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever been to - that they cried and smiled and really enjoyed every moment!! I can not thank Alisa enough for making our day so special! All I can say is - I would recommend Alisa to anyone!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/18/2013
5.0/5.0
When I found Alisa online, I went through reviews, all of which were great, and found photos and checked out her website. Everything looked great and we got in touch and we met and discussed details about my husband and I, how we met, when we fell in love, why we are still in love and why we wanted to get married.

Alisa wanted to know us and was thorough. She contacted each of us privately for asking us a few more questions and for our vows since we wanted to write our own. And she incorporated pieces of us into our wedding ceremony. My husband is a Lego guy, and instead of doing the traditional sand vase deal, Alisa found a way for us to incorporate Legos into the ceremony, and had us build a tower. She incorporated my passion for art with a dialogue by Vincent van Gogh and she made it all about us. I could not rave more about her wonderful, professional and passionate she is about what she does. After the ceremony, our friends and family commented on how nice she was and how great she was, and those who were engaged and still looking for someone as their celebrant, asked about her fees.
Let me just say that you will not be disappointed with Alisa as your officiant/celebrant. She will amaze you with her commitment and dedication and her passion for what she does. She is all about sharing YOUR love story and telling it in a way that best reflects YOU. Do yourself a favor and stop looking and book her now. You will be very happy that you did so. She will always return your call and answer your e-mail. She is professional in everything she does. She uses proper grammar in her e-mails (which is a pet peeve of mine when professionals don’t so) and is willing to work with you every step of the way.

We cannot begin to thank her enough for what she did for us. It was heartwarming and perfect and amazing way to end our single lives and begin our married one.
When I found Alisa online, I went through reviews, all of which were great, and found photos and checked out her website. Read more...
When I found Alisa online, I went through reviews, all of which were great, and found photos and checked out her website. Everything looked great and we got in touch and we met and discussed details about my husband and I, how we met, when we fell in love, why we are still in love and why we wanted to get married.

Alisa wanted to know us and was thorough. She contacted each of us privately for asking us a few more questions and for our vows since we wanted to write our own. And she incorporated pieces of us into our wedding ceremony. My husband is a Lego guy, and instead of doing the traditional sand vase deal, Alisa found a way for us to incorporate Legos into the ceremony, and had us build a tower. She incorporated my passion for art with a dialogue by Vincent van Gogh and she made it all about us. I could not rave more about her wonderful, professional and passionate she is about what she does. After the ceremony, our friends and family commented on how nice she was and how great she was, and those who were engaged and still looking for someone as their celebrant, asked about her fees.
Let me just say that you will not be disappointed with Alisa as your officiant/celebrant. She will amaze you with her commitment and dedication and her passion for what she does. She is all about sharing YOUR love story and telling it in a way that best reflects YOU. Do yourself a favor and stop looking and book her now. You will be very happy that you did so. She will always return your call and answer your e-mail. She is professional in everything she does. She uses proper grammar in her e-mails (which is a pet peeve of mine when professionals don’t so) and is willing to work with you every step of the way.

We cannot begin to thank her enough for what she did for us. It was heartwarming and perfect and amazing way to end our single lives and begin our married one. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I found Alisa online, I had spoke to her, and she asked if we would be willing to meet at her house. Although I was hesitant, we decided to take the gamble, and it was definitely worth it. When we finally went to meet with her, we both felt very comfortable around her. We spoke to her for at least an hour, and we both felt like we wanted to hear her speak, she just has this way about her that draws you in- she even cut me fresh flowers from her garden when we were leaving! Once we got into the car my husband and I both looked at each other and said "shes perfect!" Fast forward to a month or two before the wedding, we received our "first draft" of the ceremony, and we both loved everything about it. It was so personal and different, which is exactly what we were looking for. I spoke to Alisa, mostly through emails (which was easiest for me), about any concerns or changes we had to the ceremony, and she always got back to me right away. On the day of our wedding, Alisa (who looked beautiful!) took time to speak to everyone before the ceremony about any concerns they had. She then performed the most beautiful ceremony I could have asked for, everyone was raving about how amazing she was. She had everyone laughing, crying and smiling. I am so happy that we decided to go with Alisa, she really made our wedding so special. Definitely give her a shot, if you are looking for someone that will help make your ceremony special, you wont regret it!
My husband and I found Alisa online, I had spoke to her, and she asked if we would be willing to meet at her house. Read more...
My husband and I found Alisa online, I had spoke to her, and she asked if we would be willing to meet at her house. Although I was hesitant, we decided to take the gamble, and it was definitely worth it. When we finally went to meet with her, we both felt very comfortable around her. We spoke to her for at least an hour, and we both felt like we wanted to hear her speak, she just has this way about her that draws you in- she even cut me fresh flowers from her garden when we were leaving! Once we got into the car my husband and I both looked at each other and said "shes perfect!" Fast forward to a month or two before the wedding, we received our "first draft" of the ceremony, and we both loved everything about it. It was so personal and different, which is exactly what we were looking for. I spoke to Alisa, mostly through emails (which was easiest for me), about any concerns or changes we had to the ceremony, and she always got back to me right away. On the day of our wedding, Alisa (who looked beautiful!) took time to speak to everyone before the ceremony about any concerns they had. She then performed the most beautiful ceremony I could have asked for, everyone was raving about how amazing she was. She had everyone laughing, crying and smiling. I am so happy that we decided to go with Alisa, she really made our wedding so special. Definitely give her a shot, if you are looking for someone that will help make your ceremony special, you wont regret it! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Doug
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
With the personalized ceremony Alisa created, she made our day that much more special. We couldn't have asked for anything better.
With the personalized ceremony Alisa created, she made our day that much more special. We couldn't have asked for anything Read more...
With the personalized ceremony Alisa created, she made our day that much more special. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband, Doug, already wrote a review, but being that he is a man of few words, I wanted to elaborate a little more on what specifically made Alisa so wonderful. We knew we wanted our ceremony to be unique, and all about us and our love story, but that was about all she had to go on. We stumbled across Alisa on this website and when I got in touch with her I was most impressed with her responsiveness. I found that it was sometimes difficult to get a response from other vendors but I never experienced this with her. We knew we wanted to do a wine box ceremony, and the language she wrote for that section was amazing, beautiful and different than anything I had heard or read online. Her words throughout our entire ceremony were beautiful and I feel she has a real gift for telling your love story in a way that is personal, yet not awkward . It has been over a month since our wedding and I am still getting compliments on how beautiful and touching our ceremony was. It was all we wanted and I am so thankful to have worked with Alisa. An all around wonderful experience and perfect wedding day, thanks to her!
My husband, Doug, already wrote a review, but being that he is a man of few words, I wanted to elaborate a little more on Read more...
My husband, Doug, already wrote a review, but being that he is a man of few words, I wanted to elaborate a little more on what specifically made Alisa so wonderful. We knew we wanted our ceremony to be unique, and all about us and our love story, but that was about all she had to go on. We stumbled across Alisa on this website and when I got in touch with her I was most impressed with her responsiveness. I found that it was sometimes difficult to get a response from other vendors but I never experienced this with her. We knew we wanted to do a wine box ceremony, and the language she wrote for that section was amazing, beautiful and different than anything I had heard or read online. Her words throughout our entire ceremony were beautiful and I feel she has a real gift for telling your love story in a way that is personal, yet not awkward . It has been over a month since our wedding and I am still getting compliments on how beautiful and touching our ceremony was. It was all we wanted and I am so thankful to have worked with Alisa. An all around wonderful experience and perfect wedding day, thanks to her! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Alisa was wonderful to work with and made our wedding day very special. We planned our wedding in a matter of months and were having a hard time finding an officiant at the last minute, but Alisa just happened to be available and worked so hard to make our day wonderful on only a few weeks notice. She worked closely with us to create the perfect ceremony, and was very flexible and sensitive to our wishes. I recommend her service without any reservations!
Alisa was wonderful to work with and made our wedding day very special. We planned our wedding in a matter of months and Read more...
Alisa was wonderful to work with and made our wedding day very special. We planned our wedding in a matter of months and were having a hard time finding an officiant at the last minute, but Alisa just happened to be available and worked so hard to make our day wonderful on only a few weeks notice. She worked closely with us to create the perfect ceremony, and was very flexible and sensitive to our wishes. I recommend her service without any reservations! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Alisa was a pleasure to work with. She took the time to personalize a ceremony for us that was beautiful, heartfelt and told our story perfectly. She was very responsive during the planning process and was quick to make changes and provide feedback. She delievered the ceremony without a flaw and it was a truly magical experience.
Alisa was a pleasure to work with. She took the time to personalize a ceremony for us that was beautiful, heartfelt and Read more...
Alisa was a pleasure to work with. She took the time to personalize a ceremony for us that was beautiful, heartfelt and told our story perfectly. She was very responsive during the planning process and was quick to make changes and provide feedback. She delievered the ceremony without a flaw and it was a truly magical experience. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kenneth
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Alisa was an excellent choice for us to be the Officiant to our wedding. Her work was very professional and through. She provided numerous options for the ceremony plus she was open to any ideas or request you may have. Alisa made our day much easier and enjoyable with her great experience in what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants an Officiant that's knowledgeable, flexible, and will leave you with cherished memories.
Alisa was an excellent choice for us to be the Officiant to our wedding. Her work was very professional and through. She Read more...
Alisa was an excellent choice for us to be the Officiant to our wedding. Her work was very professional and through. She provided numerous options for the ceremony plus she was open to any ideas or request you may have. Alisa made our day much easier and enjoyable with her great experience in what she does. I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants an Officiant that's knowledgeable, flexible, and will leave you with cherished memories. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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anne
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Alisa is an extremely personable and authentic lady. She was easy to work with and quick to respond via email and/or phone. She worked very hard to understand the type of ceremony that we were looking for - and she delivered it in a classy, touching and meaningful manner. There was no awkward exchange of words and ideas with Alisa. From the beginning of the process, working with her was comfortable and easy. She is a wonderfully genuine person who will bring personality, humor, spirituality and intelligence to your day.
Alisa is an extremely personable and authentic lady. She was easy to work with and quick to respond via email and/or Read more...
Alisa is an extremely personable and authentic lady. She was easy to work with and quick to respond via email and/or phone. She worked very hard to understand the type of ceremony that we were looking for - and she delivered it in a classy, touching and meaningful manner. There was no awkward exchange of words and ideas with Alisa. From the beginning of the process, working with her was comfortable and easy. She is a wonderfully genuine person who will bring personality, humor, spirituality and intelligence to your day. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jonathan
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We only had three weeks to plan our wedding, yet we never felt rushed by Alisa. Our first meeting was at her home and lasted an hour and a half. She was very professional, put us at ease, and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us and the story of our relationship. She asked if she could e-mail us questionnaires to complete individually, so she could learn even more about our relationship, why we had chosen to marry, and to help her better personalize our wedding ceremony.

Alisa helped us locate a beautiful wedding site that perfectly reflected our desire to be married outdoors and the bride's cultural heritage. She also suggested we incorporate wedding customs from both of our cultural heritages. Alisa not only had great suggestions, but was also very flexible and receptive to the suggestions, changes and additions we made to her initial draft of our wedding ceremony. To summarize, we would unconditionally recommend Alisa to anyone who wants a memorable, personalized wedding ceremony. She truly was very instrumental in making our wedding day OUR day!

Mary and Jon
We only had three weeks to plan our wedding, yet we never felt rushed by Alisa. Our first meeting was at her home and Read more...
We only had three weeks to plan our wedding, yet we never felt rushed by Alisa. Our first meeting was at her home and lasted an hour and a half. She was very professional, put us at ease, and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know us and the story of our relationship. She asked if she could e-mail us questionnaires to complete individually, so she could learn even more about our relationship, why we had chosen to marry, and to help her better personalize our wedding ceremony.

Alisa helped us locate a beautiful wedding site that perfectly reflected our desire to be married outdoors and the bride's cultural heritage. She also suggested we incorporate wedding customs from both of our cultural heritages. Alisa not only had great suggestions, but was also very flexible and receptive to the suggestions, changes and additions we made to her initial draft of our wedding ceremony. To summarize, we would unconditionally recommend Alisa to anyone who wants a memorable, personalized wedding ceremony. She truly was very instrumental in making our wedding day OUR day!

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Services Used: Officiant
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Matt
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Alisa's services were top notch. We got married in June of 2012 and we wanted to use a family friend as the actual officiant, so we contracted Alisa to write the ceremony for us since we had no clue how to do this. She had a very complete and thorough questionnaire for us to fill out that asked just the right kind of questions so that she could get to know us and ask even better questions on our phone interviews since we were not local.

The ceremony that she created was a true work of art. We have it saved in our wedding folder and it was definitely one of the highlights of the wedding. The wedding was well planned out and went just the way we thought it was supposed to go. Seemed like she had done this a thousand times and knew how to craft it for our totally customized, weird and crazy wedding. Thanks a ton Alisa - you made our day that much easier on us.
Alisa's services were top notch. We got married in June of 2012 and we wanted to use a family friend as the actual Read more...
Alisa's services were top notch. We got married in June of 2012 and we wanted to use a family friend as the actual officiant, so we contracted Alisa to write the ceremony for us since we had no clue how to do this. She had a very complete and thorough questionnaire for us to fill out that asked just the right kind of questions so that she could get to know us and ask even better questions on our phone interviews since we were not local.

The ceremony that she created was a true work of art. We have it saved in our wedding folder and it was definitely one of the highlights of the wedding. The wedding was well planned out and went just the way we thought it was supposed to go. Seemed like she had done this a thousand times and knew how to craft it for our totally customized, weird and crazy wedding. Thanks a ton Alisa - you made our day that much easier on us. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Alisa officiated an event our group was hosting. The thoughtfulness of her ceremony, the nuanced understanding of our mission and the beauty of her symbolism made the day a resounding success. Beyond that, she has a way of making any event a special one by taking it to the next level. If only I had known Alisa when we were getting married and having our children's welcome to the world parties!
Alisa officiated an event our group was hosting. The thoughtfulness of her ceremony, the nuanced understanding of our Read more...
Alisa officiated an event our group was hosting. The thoughtfulness of her ceremony, the nuanced understanding of our mission and the beauty of her symbolism made the day a resounding success. Beyond that, she has a way of making any event a special one by taking it to the next level. If only I had known Alisa when we were getting married and having our children's welcome to the world parties! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.9/5.0
Alisa was just simply amazing! She took our love stories and wound them together into the perfect ceremony! Even though we never met before the ceremony we spoke on the phone and she felt like an old friend. People asked afterward..."where did you find her?" "that was the best wedding ceremony I have ever attended" non-stop! She was truly engaged with our thoughts and feelings and represented it perfectly in our ceremony. I LOVE ALISA!!!! She made it all come to life and I really can't say enough good things about it. My husband and I still talk about it this day. Almost 1 month later.
Alisa was just simply amazing! She took our love stories and wound them together into the perfect ceremony! Even though we Read more...
Alisa was just simply amazing! She took our love stories and wound them together into the perfect ceremony! Even though we never met before the ceremony we spoke on the phone and she felt like an old friend. People asked afterward..."where did you find her?" "that was the best wedding ceremony I have ever attended" non-stop! She was truly engaged with our thoughts and feelings and represented it perfectly in our ceremony. I LOVE ALISA!!!! She made it all come to life and I really can't say enough good things about it. My husband and I still talk about it this day. Almost 1 month later. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
alisa was able to create a beautify sweet ceremony for our wedding. Guest kept commenting on how much they loved it!
alisa was able to create a beautify sweet ceremony for our wedding. Guest kept commenting on how much they loved it!
alisa was able to create a beautify sweet ceremony for our wedding. Guest kept commenting on how much they loved it! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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