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Rev. Annie Lawrence, NYC Wedding Officiant

New York , NY

LOCATION

Soho
New York, NY US 10012 (map)
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ABOUT US

Hi, I’m Rev. Annie, ordained Interfaith Minister & licensed Wedding Officiant in New York City
for ALL couples. I am proud to celebrate Marriage Equality!

I have over 10... Read more
Hi, I’m Rev. Annie, ordained Interfaith Minister & licensed Wedding Officiant in New York City
for ALL couples. I am proud to celebrate Marriage Equality!

I have over 10 yrs of experience in preparing and celebrating weddings,
and have now officiated over 1,000 ceremonies all over NYC and surrounding areas, as well as destination weddings. I love what I do!

It's my pleasure to create your civil, spiritual, non-denominational
or relgious ceremony, including the personal, cultural, and
romantic influences that make your ceremony meaningful to you.

I have performed weddings in Central Park, hotel suites, chapels,
private homes, rooftops, reception halls, restaurants and chartered cruises.
I have done ceremonies at the beach, on the Brooklyn Bridge
and in a helicopter over Manhattan. It's your dream and your day...
I love to travel, I'll go anywhere you go.

Whether you are eloping or inviting everyone you know,
I am just as comfortable officiating a small, intimate service
as I am in front of a large group of family and friends.

Every couple I meet, every ceremony I celebrate, is special and memorable.
I am confident, at ease, and at peace on your wedding day--
and I hope to allow you to feel the same way about your ceremony--
relaxed, ready, and truly present to enjoy and celebrate!

Please visit my website: www.revannielawrence.com

To inquire about my availability for your wedding call 917-620-6307
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely! Some of my favorite weddings have been in Central Park, restaurants, hotels, on the beach...and even in a helicopter!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I will dress in a ministerial robe or a suit--whatever represents your style and makes you feel more comfortable.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes. I will customize your ceremony to represent your beliefs and values. There are many different ways of saying your vows, from traditional to creative, "repeat after me" or in your own words. Let's discuss!
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Certainly, I encourage personalization and creativity in ceremonies. In addition I keep a "file" of suggested vows you can refer to and draw from for ideas.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have no required readings. I am happy to share with you my favorite readings, and point you in the right directions to find your own as well.
How long are your ceremonies?
The length of the ceremony is determined by the couple--"short and sweet" is about 15min. When we add readings, rituals, processions--it may be up to 30min. (or longer).
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No. I trust you have given this process great thought. If you choose to have pre-martial counseling before your wedding, I am available. Let's talk.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
I do not require a rehearsal before my weddings, unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary. We will review the "blocking" and stage directions in advance, you will know exactly where to stand, what to do, and what to expect.

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Moraima
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express the warmth Annie irradiates, she is caring, sweet, attentive and has an amazing ability to understand what your feelings are and the vision you have for your wedding. She truly loves what she does.
Thanks so much Annie for helping us make our day an amazing day for us and most importantly our family and friends
Moraima and Rodrigo
Words cannot express the warmth Annie irradiates, she is caring, sweet, attentive and has an amazing ability to understand Read more...
Words cannot express the warmth Annie irradiates, she is caring, sweet, attentive and has an amazing ability to understand what your feelings are and the vision you have for your wedding. She truly loves what she does.
Thanks so much Annie for helping us make our day an amazing day for us and most importantly our family and friends
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our wedding elopement with Rev. Annie Lawrence was perfect. Our original location didn't work out and she was able to improvise a new location that was better than we could have imagined. Her warmth and inspirational words during the ceremony were personal and natural as if she had always known us. We can't recommend her enough.
Our wedding elopement with Rev. Annie Lawrence was perfect. Our original location didn't work out and she was able to Read more...
Our wedding elopement with Rev. Annie Lawrence was perfect. Our original location didn't work out and she was able to improvise a new location that was better than we could have imagined. Her warmth and inspirational words during the ceremony were personal and natural as if she had always known us. We can't recommend her enough. Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Our guests loved her and won't stop speaking about it. I can't wait to see our video. I think i will be watching the ceremony part of our big day over and over again. She went way beyond what we expected. She even helped us prepare. She helped the ladies with their flowers and the men with pinning on their boutonniere's. She worked closely with the DJ, the photographer and the venue maitre'D. she is so easy to speak to and super friendly. We truly fell in love with Re. Annie and we thank her over and over again for making our big day even more special. Thanks again Rev. Anni.
Steven and Jason
Rev. Annie did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Our guests loved her and won't stop speaking about it. I can't wait Read more...
Rev. Annie did an amazing job officiating our wedding. Our guests loved her and won't stop speaking about it. I can't wait to see our video. I think i will be watching the ceremony part of our big day over and over again. She went way beyond what we expected. She even helped us prepare. She helped the ladies with their flowers and the men with pinning on their boutonniere's. She worked closely with the DJ, the photographer and the venue maitre'D. she is so easy to speak to and super friendly. We truly fell in love with Re. Annie and we thank her over and over again for making our big day even more special. Thanks again Rev. Anni.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was my officiant at my wedding on a Carnival Cruise ship. The wedding planners for the cruise line chose the officiant for us and I couldn't be happier about their choice. She was so sweet and walked us through the ceremony (as we didn't have a rehearsal being at that venue). All of my guests commented on how touching and romantic she made the ceremony. She even emailed me photos that she took at our reception. I would definitely recommend her!
Rev. Annie was my officiant at my wedding on a Carnival Cruise ship. The wedding planners for the cruise line chose the Read more...
Rev. Annie was my officiant at my wedding on a Carnival Cruise ship. The wedding planners for the cruise line chose the officiant for us and I couldn't be happier about their choice. She was so sweet and walked us through the ceremony (as we didn't have a rehearsal being at that venue). All of my guests commented on how touching and romantic she made the ceremony. She even emailed me photos that she took at our reception. I would definitely recommend her! Read less
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Spencer Jones
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was absolutely what we wanted! After having a "Skype" date with Annie to first get a feel of what she was like, we immediately were drawn to her loving, kind, and caring attitude and hired her. From that day (which was about 9 months before our ceremony), she was always there to answer emails, give advice for our written vows, and happy to re-write certain parts of the ceremony. The day of and leading up to, she was very clear on when she would show up, what we needed to bring and how everything would go down once she showed up. She arrived on time, dressed very appropriately and put us at ease with her calming energy. And the ceremony was THE BEST!!! It's as if she knew us for years and years. Our guests were all floored by how personal, touching and well spoken she was. We could not have asked for anything better!
Our ceremony was absolutely what we wanted! After having a "Skype" date with Annie to first get a feel of what she was Read more...
Our ceremony was absolutely what we wanted! After having a "Skype" date with Annie to first get a feel of what she was like, we immediately were drawn to her loving, kind, and caring attitude and hired her. From that day (which was about 9 months before our ceremony), she was always there to answer emails, give advice for our written vows, and happy to re-write certain parts of the ceremony. The day of and leading up to, she was very clear on when she would show up, what we needed to bring and how everything would go down once she showed up. She arrived on time, dressed very appropriately and put us at ease with her calming energy. And the ceremony was THE BEST!!! It's as if she knew us for years and years. Our guests were all floored by how personal, touching and well spoken she was. We could not have asked for anything better! Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie made our wedding ceremony an amazing event. She was so genuine and guided us through a very thoughful, touching, and (above all) celebratory ceremony. All in all, we couldn't be more pleased with her help!
Rev. Annie made our wedding ceremony an amazing event. She was so genuine and guided us through a very thoughful, Read more...
Rev. Annie made our wedding ceremony an amazing event. She was so genuine and guided us through a very thoughful, touching, and (above all) celebratory ceremony. All in all, we couldn't be more pleased with her help! Read less
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Céline
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We are french and we wanted to get married in New York for an unforgettable time with our guests who live in this city.
We wanted a ceremony in Central Park and Annie us immediately inspired confidence is very attentive, responsive, reagent and professional. Her worths ​​correspond to ours. It was a very romantic and elegant ceremony : she spoke with her ​​heart. Our guests and we loved it !
Thank you very much Annie ! You made this day the best day of our lives ! We never forget you !
Your french friends,
Céline & Arnaud
We are french and we wanted to get married in New York for an unforgettable time with our guests who live in this Read more...
We are french and we wanted to get married in New York for an unforgettable time with our guests who live in this city.
We wanted a ceremony in Central Park and Annie us immediately inspired confidence is very attentive, responsive, reagent and professional. Her worths ​​correspond to ours. It was a very romantic and elegant ceremony : she spoke with her ​​heart. Our guests and we loved it !
Thank you very much Annie ! You made this day the best day of our lives ! We never forget you !
Your french friends,
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Stephen
Wedding:
5/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was amazing! We received so many comments from our wedding guests about the wonderful ceremony that Annie performed. Everybody assumed we had known her for years, when in fact my husband and I had only met her briefly prior to the ceremony. We could not have asked for a better officiant. The ceremony was uplifting, magical and full of emotion.
I can't thank Annie enough for the incredible ceremony and the happy memories.
Rev. Annie was amazing! We received so many comments from our wedding guests about the wonderful ceremony that Annie Read more...
Rev. Annie was amazing! We received so many comments from our wedding guests about the wonderful ceremony that Annie performed. Everybody assumed we had known her for years, when in fact my husband and I had only met her briefly prior to the ceremony. We could not have asked for a better officiant. The ceremony was uplifting, magical and full of emotion.
I can't thank Annie enough for the incredible ceremony and the happy memories. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
5/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Acting as our celebrant Annie could not have been more helpful and supportive in any way; from the first moment we were in touch with her months before our wedding she was perfect. She provided help and information on flowers, clothing, locations and jewellery, even issues we hadn't considered when planning our wedding. On our wedding day itself she was such a positive and calm influence on everyone involved to make our day so special.
Acting as our celebrant Annie could not have been more helpful and supportive in any way; from the first moment we were in Read more...
Acting as our celebrant Annie could not have been more helpful and supportive in any way; from the first moment we were in touch with her months before our wedding she was perfect. She provided help and information on flowers, clothing, locations and jewellery, even issues we hadn't considered when planning our wedding. On our wedding day itself she was such a positive and calm influence on everyone involved to make our day so special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Annie was amazing. She was the most professional and offered so much helpful information as soon as we booked her. She was also super flexible to wait around even though we were running late on our horse and carriage!
Annie was amazing. She was the most professional and offered so much helpful information as soon as we booked her. She was Read more...
Annie was amazing. She was the most professional and offered so much helpful information as soon as we booked her. She was also super flexible to wait around even though we were running late on our horse and carriage! Read less
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Brit
Wedding:
5/7/2014
5.0/5.0
My partner and I eloped to New York from Toronto this past May and we booked Annie as our officiant after reading so many wonderful reviews of her services. I am happy to confirm what has been said by so many before me, you will not be disappointed if you choose Annie to lead your ceremony on your special day! We had an incredible experience with Annie as our officiant.
We had a very intimate ceremony, just my partner and I, my best friend and her husband, our photographer and Rev. Annie. She was very respectful of and receptive to our wishes and desires for our ceremony. Her thoughtfulness and effort was evident in everything she did. Everything from taking a moment all together to ground ourselves in the space before beginning, to the beautiful and thoughtful words she wrote for our ceremony, everything was perfect. Annie was thoughtful, professional, and caring. We felt comfortable with her immediately and truly cannot imagine anyone else leading us through such an important step in our lives any better. Thank you Annie for all your love and support!
We HIGHLY recommend you consider Rev. Annie for this important moment in your lives!
My partner and I eloped to New York from Toronto this past May and we booked Annie as our officiant after reading so many Read more...
My partner and I eloped to New York from Toronto this past May and we booked Annie as our officiant after reading so many wonderful reviews of her services. I am happy to confirm what has been said by so many before me, you will not be disappointed if you choose Annie to lead your ceremony on your special day! We had an incredible experience with Annie as our officiant.
We had a very intimate ceremony, just my partner and I, my best friend and her husband, our photographer and Rev. Annie. She was very respectful of and receptive to our wishes and desires for our ceremony. Her thoughtfulness and effort was evident in everything she did. Everything from taking a moment all together to ground ourselves in the space before beginning, to the beautiful and thoughtful words she wrote for our ceremony, everything was perfect. Annie was thoughtful, professional, and caring. We felt comfortable with her immediately and truly cannot imagine anyone else leading us through such an important step in our lives any better. Thank you Annie for all your love and support!
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Annie was truly wonderful and helped us to relax and find a perfect spot in Shakespeare Garden.
The ceremony was just what we wanted and Annie really made it a perfect memory for us. It could not have been better and we were delighted to have her as part of our special day.
I would recommend Annie in a heartbeat. x
Michelle and Hugo Warnock
Annie was truly wonderful and helped us to relax and find a perfect spot in Shakespeare Garden.
The ceremony was just Read more...
Annie was truly wonderful and helped us to relax and find a perfect spot in Shakespeare Garden.
The ceremony was just what we wanted and Annie really made it a perfect memory for us. It could not have been better and we were delighted to have her as part of our special day.
I would recommend Annie in a heartbeat. x
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Timothy
Wedding:
4/24/2014
5.0/5.0
My partner of 18 years and I decided to go to NYC and make our union legal. I was hesitant about having a city hall marriage. We wanted something a little more special. NYC has always been a special place for us. I searched for an officiant, and an angel was sent.... Rev. Annie Lawrence.

From the first initial contact, I felt Rev. Annie was the perfect person to marry us. She talked as if she were an old friend. She gave us every ounce of support we needed to plan our special day. She gave us a wonderful ceremony, and allowed us to make any changes we wanted to make, truly making it all about us.

Being a gay couple, we knew we wanted and needed a person who was supportive, understanding, and caring. Rev. Annie Lawrence are all of those things and so much more. I strongly suggest using her for your ceremony. I feel as if we made a life long friend, and a true kindred spirit in her! She is the BEST!
My partner of 18 years and I decided to go to NYC and make our union legal. I was hesitant about having a city hall Read more...
My partner of 18 years and I decided to go to NYC and make our union legal. I was hesitant about having a city hall marriage. We wanted something a little more special. NYC has always been a special place for us. I searched for an officiant, and an angel was sent.... Rev. Annie Lawrence.

From the first initial contact, I felt Rev. Annie was the perfect person to marry us. She talked as if she were an old friend. She gave us every ounce of support we needed to plan our special day. She gave us a wonderful ceremony, and allowed us to make any changes we wanted to make, truly making it all about us.

Being a gay couple, we knew we wanted and needed a person who was supportive, understanding, and caring. Rev. Annie Lawrence are all of those things and so much more. I strongly suggest using her for your ceremony. I feel as if we made a life long friend, and a true kindred spirit in her! She is the BEST! Read less
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Jim
Wedding:
4/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day could not have gone any better. Rev Annie made the whole event from initial plans to the finishing touches simply amazing. Thank you again!
Our wedding day could not have gone any better. Rev Annie made the whole event from initial plans to the finishing touches Read more...
Our wedding day could not have gone any better. Rev Annie made the whole event from initial plans to the finishing touches simply amazing. Thank you again! Read less
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Shelby
Wedding:
4/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Annie was an absolute gem from the very first email. Annie was so kind and calming on the day of the wedding. We felt like we had known her all our lives. I couldn't think of anyone better to marry us. All of our family have commented on how great Annie was. I am so glad Annie married us and I can't recommend her highly enough. She was with us every step of the way and is the most wonderful person you could meet.
Annie was an absolute gem from the very first email. Annie was so kind and calming on the day of the wedding. We felt like Read more...
Annie was an absolute gem from the very first email. Annie was so kind and calming on the day of the wedding. We felt like we had known her all our lives. I couldn't think of anyone better to marry us. All of our family have commented on how great Annie was. I am so glad Annie married us and I can't recommend her highly enough. She was with us every step of the way and is the most wonderful person you could meet. Read less
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stacey
Wedding:
3/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev.Annie was amazing, she is such a lovely kind hearted lady who really enjoys what she does. Rev.Annie always kept in contact with us over in the UK and really made us feel at ease about organizing a wedding from across the pond. Our wedding day was fantastic and Rev.Annie was there to meet with me before walking down to my groom, she gave me great advice and her calming words really kept my nerves at bay. Rev.Annie was always my number one choice of offciants and I am so glad she was.
Rev.Annie was amazing, she is such a lovely kind hearted lady who really enjoys what she does. Rev.Annie always kept in Read more...
Rev.Annie was amazing, she is such a lovely kind hearted lady who really enjoys what she does. Rev.Annie always kept in contact with us over in the UK and really made us feel at ease about organizing a wedding from across the pond. Our wedding day was fantastic and Rev.Annie was there to meet with me before walking down to my groom, she gave me great advice and her calming words really kept my nerves at bay. Rev.Annie was always my number one choice of offciants and I am so glad she was. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for everything you did for us to make our day so special. We couldn't have asked for more. You were so kind, creative, flexible, and patient. We were blessed to have you with us, and we will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who go to New York to get married.

Thanks also for help with all the filing of the paperwork, and for walking us through that process. You made it so easy! We got our license in the mail very quickly, just a few days after we came home!
Thank you so much for everything you did for us to make our day so special. We couldn't have asked for more. You were so Read more...
Thank you so much for everything you did for us to make our day so special. We couldn't have asked for more. You were so kind, creative, flexible, and patient. We were blessed to have you with us, and we will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who go to New York to get married.

Thanks also for help with all the filing of the paperwork, and for walking us through that process. You made it so easy! We got our license in the mail very quickly, just a few days after we came home! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Annie Lawrence was recommended to us by Michael Vellos at the W Union Sqare. The very first time we spoke to Rev Annie, we knew we had made the right choice. She coached us every step of the way and followed up with us to make sure we stuck to our timeline. On the day of the Wedding, she was just perfect. Most Weddings are memorable for the party, our wedding was equally memorable because of the ceremony thanks to Rev Annie. She is a beautiful person who performs an exquisite ceremony.

Amy and Michael
Rev Annie Lawrence was recommended to us by Michael Vellos at the W Union Sqare. The very first time we spoke to Rev Read more...
Rev Annie Lawrence was recommended to us by Michael Vellos at the W Union Sqare. The very first time we spoke to Rev Annie, we knew we had made the right choice. She coached us every step of the way and followed up with us to make sure we stuck to our timeline. On the day of the Wedding, she was just perfect. Most Weddings are memorable for the party, our wedding was equally memorable because of the ceremony thanks to Rev Annie. She is a beautiful person who performs an exquisite ceremony.

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Daniel
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was amazing, her website initially caught our attention and her references were bountiful. However when we met her in person we instantly feel at piece - the warmness she exudes, and the attention to detail made our wedding even more special. She brought a "newbie to our circle" to tears. Truly a pleasure having her be apart of our wedding.

Thanks Rev. Annie!
Love, Daniel & Joey
Rev. Annie was amazing, her website initially caught our attention and her references were bountiful. However when we met Read more...
Rev. Annie was amazing, her website initially caught our attention and her references were bountiful. However when we met her in person we instantly feel at piece - the warmness she exudes, and the attention to detail made our wedding even more special. She brought a "newbie to our circle" to tears. Truly a pleasure having her be apart of our wedding.

Thanks Rev. Annie!
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Nancy
Wedding:
12/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie Lawrence was absolutely wonderful. She put us at ease and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. The Ceremony was fabulous and her demeanor was just perfect.
Rev. Annie Lawrence was absolutely wonderful. She put us at ease and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. The Ceremony Read more...
Rev. Annie Lawrence was absolutely wonderful. She put us at ease and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. The Ceremony was fabulous and her demeanor was just perfect. Read less
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Jessa
Wedding:
12/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Annie is amazing! This is a super sincere lady who really puts a lot of thought, time and care into her clients. Our vows renewal was very personal and beautiful. Our children were included throughout our ceremony and Annie was very attentive and adaptive to them (it was cold that day)! Annie comes highly recommended by our whole family. Thank you! The Reddicks, from Canada.
Rev Annie is amazing! This is a super sincere lady who really puts a lot of thought, time and care into her clients. Our Read more...
Rev Annie is amazing! This is a super sincere lady who really puts a lot of thought, time and care into her clients. Our vows renewal was very personal and beautiful. Our children were included throughout our ceremony and Annie was very attentive and adaptive to them (it was cold that day)! Annie comes highly recommended by our whole family. Thank you! The Reddicks, from Canada. Read less
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Katrin
Wedding:
12/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Annie was the best choice we could do! Our wedding was absolutely perfect with a great officiant like her!
Annie was the best choice we could do! Our wedding was absolutely perfect with a great officiant like her!
Annie was the best choice we could do! Our wedding was absolutely perfect with a great officiant like her! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
12/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was perfect for us. She's warm, funny, and our wedding guests loved her service. She officiated our original ceremony and then also, recently, held a smaller service with us as my wife and I were recently able to make our marriage legal (thanks to the overturn of DOMA). I reckon I won't get married again (as I think this one will do the trick)...but any friends I have who are getting married in NYC, I would recommend Rev. Annie in a heartbeat. She's just the greatest.
Rev. Annie was perfect for us. She's warm, funny, and our wedding guests loved her service. She officiated our original Read more...
Rev. Annie was perfect for us. She's warm, funny, and our wedding guests loved her service. She officiated our original ceremony and then also, recently, held a smaller service with us as my wife and I were recently able to make our marriage legal (thanks to the overturn of DOMA). I reckon I won't get married again (as I think this one will do the trick)...but any friends I have who are getting married in NYC, I would recommend Rev. Annie in a heartbeat. She's just the greatest. Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
12/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Annie did an outstanding job with our ceremony, and made our day extra special. I would definitely recommend her services.
Rev Annie did an outstanding job with our ceremony, and made our day extra special. I would definitely recommend her Read more...
Rev Annie did an outstanding job with our ceremony, and made our day extra special. I would definitely recommend her services. Read less
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Sara & Michael
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Annie was great.. very responsive to emails, warm, and flexible in terms of combining her suggestions and ideas for the ceremony with our own. Guests remarked that she appeared very genuine and happy to be at the wedding and performing the ceremony. Our wedding was in December and it was snowing but Reverend Annie got there early.
Reverend Annie was great.. very responsive to emails, warm, and flexible in terms of combining her suggestions and ideas Read more...
Reverend Annie was great.. very responsive to emails, warm, and flexible in terms of combining her suggestions and ideas for the ceremony with our own. Guests remarked that she appeared very genuine and happy to be at the wedding and performing the ceremony. Our wedding was in December and it was snowing but Reverend Annie got there early. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Annie performed our double ceremony on December 7, 2013 in Central Park. It was the loveliest ceremony. All of our friends and family commented that it was the most beautiful they have attended and that Rev. Annie was outstanding. We would highly recommend Rev. Annie as she made the whole process from beginning to end was seamless personal and fun. Her recommended readings for the ceremony were beautiful and her personal style made our wedding so very memorable. Thank you Rev. Annie!
Anne O’Leary and Joy Maurer
Columbus, Ohio
Reverend Annie performed our double ceremony on December 7, 2013 in Central Park. It was the loveliest ceremony. All of Read more...
Reverend Annie performed our double ceremony on December 7, 2013 in Central Park. It was the loveliest ceremony. All of our friends and family commented that it was the most beautiful they have attended and that Rev. Annie was outstanding. We would highly recommend Rev. Annie as she made the whole process from beginning to end was seamless personal and fun. Her recommended readings for the ceremony were beautiful and her personal style made our wedding so very memorable. Thank you Rev. Annie!
Anne O’Leary and Joy Maurer
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M
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was absolutely fantastic. My wedding ceremony felt so personal and thoughtful. There wasn't a single guest I spoke to over the course of the evening who didn't compliment Rev. Annie and her ceremony. We wanted a meaningful ceremony that wasn't religious, and she nailed it. I didn't get any comments from religious family members--- in fact, they liked it the most out of anyone! Beautiful and moving... I wish I could do it all over again! She was an incredible guide throughout the entire process. Any bride would be doing themselves a huge favor by hiring Rev. Annie.
Rev. Annie was absolutely fantastic. My wedding ceremony felt so personal and thoughtful. There wasn't a single guest I Read more...
Rev. Annie was absolutely fantastic. My wedding ceremony felt so personal and thoughtful. There wasn't a single guest I spoke to over the course of the evening who didn't compliment Rev. Annie and her ceremony. We wanted a meaningful ceremony that wasn't religious, and she nailed it. I didn't get any comments from religious family members--- in fact, they liked it the most out of anyone! Beautiful and moving... I wish I could do it all over again! She was an incredible guide throughout the entire process. Any bride would be doing themselves a huge favor by hiring Rev. Annie. Read less
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jason
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how wonderful Rev Annie was to deal with. My partner and I live in Ohio and we were worried about "planning" a wedding out of state with someone that we had never met. Rev Annie made it a point to "get to know us" via email, and her genuine spirit was even more evident in person. Our double commitment ceremony with my sister-in-laws went without a flaw. I've told people before that I've heard of people saying their wedding day was the most wonderful day of their lives, and now I'm one of those people saying that. I'm certain that Rev Annie played a huge part of that. Our ceremony read like a well written book. 2 same sex couples joined together with very different vows, but still our guests shared laughter and tears. Rev Annie you are the best and I will never forget the specialness you made me feel on my wedding day.

Jason Huddleston (& Rob Maurer)
Words cannot express how wonderful Rev Annie was to deal with. My partner and I live in Ohio and we were worried about Read more...
Words cannot express how wonderful Rev Annie was to deal with. My partner and I live in Ohio and we were worried about "planning" a wedding out of state with someone that we had never met. Rev Annie made it a point to "get to know us" via email, and her genuine spirit was even more evident in person. Our double commitment ceremony with my sister-in-laws went without a flaw. I've told people before that I've heard of people saying their wedding day was the most wonderful day of their lives, and now I'm one of those people saying that. I'm certain that Rev Annie played a huge part of that. Our ceremony read like a well written book. 2 same sex couples joined together with very different vows, but still our guests shared laughter and tears. Rev Annie you are the best and I will never forget the specialness you made me feel on my wedding day.

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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved Rev. Annie. She provided us with such a warm and inviting ceremony. Everything she said was so intimate and from the heart. I couldn't have asked for a better vow renewal ceremony. There isn't one thing I would change about how she performed our ceremony. Thank you so much Rev. Annie!
We loved Rev. Annie. She provided us with such a warm and inviting ceremony. Everything she said was so intimate and from Read more...
We loved Rev. Annie. She provided us with such a warm and inviting ceremony. Everything she said was so intimate and from the heart. I couldn't have asked for a better vow renewal ceremony. There isn't one thing I would change about how she performed our ceremony. Thank you so much Rev. Annie! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie took time to listen to our wishes and beliefs, and honored the challenges that come with an interfaith marriage. Her passion for equality and dedication to the divine made our wedding even more than we had hoped for. The service she prepared reflected elements that she had integrated based on our conversations with her, showing the focus she had on our needs. We were truly blessed by working with Rev Annie!
Rev. Annie took time to listen to our wishes and beliefs, and honored the challenges that come with an interfaith Read more...
Rev. Annie took time to listen to our wishes and beliefs, and honored the challenges that come with an interfaith marriage. Her passion for equality and dedication to the divine made our wedding even more than we had hoped for. The service she prepared reflected elements that she had integrated based on our conversations with her, showing the focus she had on our needs. We were truly blessed by working with Rev Annie! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
She was very kind & helped put me at ease on my special day.
She was very kind & helped put me at ease on my special day.
She was very kind & helped put me at ease on my special day. Read less
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Karina
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie made our very special day - perfect. She also guided us through the marriage application process and helped us choose a beautiful venue in Central Park for our ceremony. Perhaps what we loved best was her kind spirit and warmth prior to and during the ceremony, as well as the personal information and influence she requested from us and incorporated into our ceremony and wedding vows.
Rev. Annie made our very special day - perfect. She also guided us through the marriage application process and helped us Read more...
Rev. Annie made our very special day - perfect. She also guided us through the marriage application process and helped us choose a beautiful venue in Central Park for our ceremony. Perhaps what we loved best was her kind spirit and warmth prior to and during the ceremony, as well as the personal information and influence she requested from us and incorporated into our ceremony and wedding vows. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was one of five officiants we met with prior to making a decision on who would marry us. This number probably sounds astounding to most, but it was important to us that we felt comfortable with the person marrying us. My husband and I wanted a ceremony that would allow our guests to feel apart of our love story. We are both private individuals when it comes to personal matters, and we wanted them to see inside our relationship and see how we had gotten to that very moment and why we would unite our lives into one. Annie wove beautiful surprises into our ceremony for us. She flawlessly helped us navigate a unity candle ceremony and also helped us incorporate a special request on our part where we presented a "gift of thanks" to our mothers.

She also went above and beyond. Let me list the ways Annie beyond promising us a ceremony we'd be married by the end:

1. She met with us twice prior to our ceremony and would have done so as often as we liked and needed to feel comfortable.
2. She provided unlimited email/phone access.
3. She arrived early to meet our families and mingled with our guests. She also spoke with them after the ceremony.
4. She helped bustle the bride's dress.
5. She. Is. ALWAYS. Smiling. (And, calming.)
6. Sent PDF files of our marriage paperwork to us prior to sending it to the courts in a timely fashion.
7. Delivered a ceremony which caused many laughs, smiles and tears to our family and friends.

In conclusion, we didn't want to just be married during our ceremony. We wanted those around us to be a part of that moment, and Annie helped us achieve that and more.
Rev. Annie was one of five officiants we met with prior to making a decision on who would marry us. This number probably Read more...
Rev. Annie was one of five officiants we met with prior to making a decision on who would marry us. This number probably sounds astounding to most, but it was important to us that we felt comfortable with the person marrying us. My husband and I wanted a ceremony that would allow our guests to feel apart of our love story. We are both private individuals when it comes to personal matters, and we wanted them to see inside our relationship and see how we had gotten to that very moment and why we would unite our lives into one. Annie wove beautiful surprises into our ceremony for us. She flawlessly helped us navigate a unity candle ceremony and also helped us incorporate a special request on our part where we presented a "gift of thanks" to our mothers.

She also went above and beyond. Let me list the ways Annie beyond promising us a ceremony we'd be married by the end:

1. She met with us twice prior to our ceremony and would have done so as often as we liked and needed to feel comfortable.
2. She provided unlimited email/phone access.
3. She arrived early to meet our families and mingled with our guests. She also spoke with them after the ceremony.
4. She helped bustle the bride's dress.
5. She. Is. ALWAYS. Smiling. (And, calming.)
6. Sent PDF files of our marriage paperwork to us prior to sending it to the courts in a timely fashion.
7. Delivered a ceremony which caused many laughs, smiles and tears to our family and friends.

In conclusion, we didn't want to just be married during our ceremony. We wanted those around us to be a part of that moment, and Annie helped us achieve that and more. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Ann was wonderful and so friendly, she made us feel so relaxed and made the day so special. We had such a lovely day.
Rev Ann was wonderful and so friendly, she made us feel so relaxed and made the day so special. We had such a lovely day.
Rev Ann was wonderful and so friendly, she made us feel so relaxed and made the day so special. We had such a lovely day. Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
10/22/2013
5.0/5.0
this was a very pleasant and wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend Rev Annie to anyone needing her services. She is delightful and very professional .
this was a very pleasant and wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend Rev Annie to anyone needing her services. Read more...
this was a very pleasant and wonderful experience. I would definitely recommend Rev Annie to anyone needing her services. She is delightful and very professional . Read less
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Todd
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Annie was everything we could have hoped for in an officiant. Her presence was a rock to the both of us, not just on our wedding day, but throughout the entire planning process. We received several compliments throughout our reception on how beautiful the ceremony was and that it set the tone for the entire party. My wife and I are not particularly religious, so we wanted to have a ceremony that was not heavily God-based, while paying tribute to each of our faiths (her Jewish, me Catholic). Annie stuck this balance PERFECTLY. Annie is a wonderful, warm, engaging person and was a friend and confidant to us. I would STRONGLY recommend Annie to ANY couple looking for an officiant.
Annie was everything we could have hoped for in an officiant. Her presence was a rock to the both of us, not just on our Read more...
Annie was everything we could have hoped for in an officiant. Her presence was a rock to the both of us, not just on our wedding day, but throughout the entire planning process. We received several compliments throughout our reception on how beautiful the ceremony was and that it set the tone for the entire party. My wife and I are not particularly religious, so we wanted to have a ceremony that was not heavily God-based, while paying tribute to each of our faiths (her Jewish, me Catholic). Annie stuck this balance PERFECTLY. Annie is a wonderful, warm, engaging person and was a friend and confidant to us. I would STRONGLY recommend Annie to ANY couple looking for an officiant. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
After meeting with a few potential officiants for our wedding, we went with Rev. Annie Lawrence. We had the unique situation of planning a wedding in NYC from LA, but she made planning the ceremony extremely facile. There was no limit to the amount of communication between her and us and we went through multiple revisions of the ceremony. Although, the ceremony script was incredibly well written, nothing could compare to her skills as an orator. After our ceremony, so many of our guests commented on her warm, caring and loving demeanor. Her voice and her words truly created an atmosphere of love and romance. We cannot recommend anyone else, but Rev. Annie Lawrence to officiate a wedding!
After meeting with a few potential officiants for our wedding, we went with Rev. Annie Lawrence. We had the unique Read more...
After meeting with a few potential officiants for our wedding, we went with Rev. Annie Lawrence. We had the unique situation of planning a wedding in NYC from LA, but she made planning the ceremony extremely facile. There was no limit to the amount of communication between her and us and we went through multiple revisions of the ceremony. Although, the ceremony script was incredibly well written, nothing could compare to her skills as an orator. After our ceremony, so many of our guests commented on her warm, caring and loving demeanor. Her voice and her words truly created an atmosphere of love and romance. We cannot recommend anyone else, but Rev. Annie Lawrence to officiate a wedding! Read less
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kenny
Wedding:
9/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was by far one of the best parts of our wedding process. She knew exactly how to mold our stories into one. I recommend her highly and hope that you can have her recreate what she did for us. We could not have imagined of going with anyone else for our ceremony.
Rev. Annie was by far one of the best parts of our wedding process. She knew exactly how to mold our stories into one. I Read more...
Rev. Annie was by far one of the best parts of our wedding process. She knew exactly how to mold our stories into one. I recommend her highly and hope that you can have her recreate what she did for us. We could not have imagined of going with anyone else for our ceremony. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie Lawrence exceeded our expectation as our marriage officiant. She was so warm and genuine with her words. She truly made our day complete and she touched the hearts of everyone there to witness our marriage. She spoke clear, she was in high spirit with a steady smile and was dressed appropriately. We would definitely recommend Rev. Annie Lawrence for any couple who is really looking to make their ceremony a truly special one.
Rev. Annie Lawrence exceeded our expectation as our marriage officiant. She was so warm and genuine with her words. She Read more...
Rev. Annie Lawrence exceeded our expectation as our marriage officiant. She was so warm and genuine with her words. She truly made our day complete and she touched the hearts of everyone there to witness our marriage. She spoke clear, she was in high spirit with a steady smile and was dressed appropriately. We would definitely recommend Rev. Annie Lawrence for any couple who is really looking to make their ceremony a truly special one. Read less
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Claudia
Wedding:
8/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank the heavens for rev. Annie I love the sense that she took into account that I wanted both civil and traditional. I felt like she definitely took to account our story it felt like a true friend was marrying us. Loved her for it all she will remain very special to our day and hearts.
Thank the heavens for rev. Annie I love the sense that she took into account that I wanted both civil and traditional. I Read more...
Thank the heavens for rev. Annie I love the sense that she took into account that I wanted both civil and traditional. I felt like she definitely took to account our story it felt like a true friend was marrying us. Loved her for it all she will remain very special to our day and hearts. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Was extremely helpful, very cordial, and very willing to work with what we wanted. I highly recommended Rev. Annie.
Was extremely helpful, very cordial, and very willing to work with what we wanted. I highly recommended Rev. Annie.
Was extremely helpful, very cordial, and very willing to work with what we wanted. I highly recommended Rev. Annie. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was amazing to work with from start to finish! She was always very responsive via email, and provided insightful advice regarding the crafting of our vows and ceremony. She was very professional, organized and detailed in all of her correspondence with us. On our wedding day, her calming presence and warm spirit was so incredibly moving and very much felt by not only us, but our guests as well. We would highly recommend Rev. Annie! She is wonderful!
Rev. Annie was amazing to work with from start to finish! She was always very responsive via email, and provided Read more...
Rev. Annie was amazing to work with from start to finish! She was always very responsive via email, and provided insightful advice regarding the crafting of our vows and ceremony. She was very professional, organized and detailed in all of her correspondence with us. On our wedding day, her calming presence and warm spirit was so incredibly moving and very much felt by not only us, but our guests as well. We would highly recommend Rev. Annie! She is wonderful! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We travelled from New Zealand so that we could be married by Reverend Annie and it was a service and day to remember.

Our plan to be wed in front of Belvedere Castle was thwarted by a Mariah Carey concert closing down Central Park (!) However Rev Annies calm professionalism meant we never panicked or despaired once! In fact the location became irrelevent because we were surrounded by all the people we loved and the service was tailor made for us. Tears and laughter and joy were the order of the day!

I don't believe we would have had anything like the brilliant perfect day without the assistance and input from Annie to our service. Her additional input prior to the service helping us plan in advance for our trip and keeping us calm on the day (and giving us useful information for our guests to find their way to our location - most of our guests travelled from abroad too) was all part of the package and invaluable!

Best tip ever from Rev. annie : Eat a banana in the morning for breakfast to calm bridal nerves (my best friend suggested I dip it in champagne - the combination worked! No nerves, just a lot of smiling and laughter -not even Mariah Carey closing down our wedding venue after we'd travelled 30 hours or thereabouts to get there (4 plane journeys) caused any angst - it was the best day ever!!!
We travelled from New Zealand so that we could be married by Reverend Annie and it was a service and day to remember. Read more...
We travelled from New Zealand so that we could be married by Reverend Annie and it was a service and day to remember.

Our plan to be wed in front of Belvedere Castle was thwarted by a Mariah Carey concert closing down Central Park (!) However Rev Annies calm professionalism meant we never panicked or despaired once! In fact the location became irrelevent because we were surrounded by all the people we loved and the service was tailor made for us. Tears and laughter and joy were the order of the day!

I don't believe we would have had anything like the brilliant perfect day without the assistance and input from Annie to our service. Her additional input prior to the service helping us plan in advance for our trip and keeping us calm on the day (and giving us useful information for our guests to find their way to our location - most of our guests travelled from abroad too) was all part of the package and invaluable!

Best tip ever from Rev. annie : Eat a banana in the morning for breakfast to calm bridal nerves (my best friend suggested I dip it in champagne - the combination worked! No nerves, just a lot of smiling and laughter -not even Mariah Carey closing down our wedding venue after we'd travelled 30 hours or thereabouts to get there (4 plane journeys) caused any angst - it was the best day ever!!! Read less
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sophie
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Anyone would be very lucky to have Rev. Annie Lawrence officiate their wedding day or vow renewal. She helped make our day so magical and perfect. Annie was professional and warm, and we couldn't fault anything at all. She went above and beyond, and we couldn't have wished for a better ceremony. Our day was beyond perfection. thank you. Rev. Annie Lawrence.
Anyone would be very lucky to have Rev. Annie Lawrence officiate their wedding day or vow renewal. She helped make our day Read more...
Anyone would be very lucky to have Rev. Annie Lawrence officiate their wedding day or vow renewal. She helped make our day so magical and perfect. Annie was professional and warm, and we couldn't fault anything at all. She went above and beyond, and we couldn't have wished for a better ceremony. Our day was beyond perfection. thank you. Rev. Annie Lawrence. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Annie was just amazing! Really made the ceremony! All the guests commented on how wonderful she is! Thanks so much!
Annie was just amazing! Really made the ceremony! All the guests commented on how wonderful she is! Thanks so much!
Annie was just amazing! Really made the ceremony! All the guests commented on how wonderful she is! Thanks so much! Read less
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John
Wedding:
6/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We both would like to convey our appreciation to you Annie for your sheer professionalism, sincerity, thoughtfulness and assistance when you officiated at the fabulous renewing of our 25th Wedding Vows in Central Park in New York City in June.

Of course, we had read the very impressive reviews on various web sites of yourself however it still went even better than we could have dream't. You are able to make a couple relax and it felt as though we had known you for years due to the way you tailored the service to our needs and made it so personal.

We loved being in New York again and hope to return next summer however by far the highlight was renewing our Wedding Vows in Central Park in the best City in the world by the best person possible to officiate.

Annie, thanks so much for making it a memorable day.
We both would like to convey our appreciation to you Annie for your sheer professionalism, sincerity, thoughtfulness and Read more...
We both would like to convey our appreciation to you Annie for your sheer professionalism, sincerity, thoughtfulness and assistance when you officiated at the fabulous renewing of our 25th Wedding Vows in Central Park in New York City in June.

Of course, we had read the very impressive reviews on various web sites of yourself however it still went even better than we could have dream't. You are able to make a couple relax and it felt as though we had known you for years due to the way you tailored the service to our needs and made it so personal.

We loved being in New York again and hope to return next summer however by far the highlight was renewing our Wedding Vows in Central Park in the best City in the world by the best person possible to officiate.

Annie, thanks so much for making it a memorable day. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie performed a Vow Renewal ceremony in Central Park, NYC for us and it was beautiful. Her calming manner instantly put us at ease and made it a perfect day.
Rev. Annie performed a Vow Renewal ceremony in Central Park, NYC for us and it was beautiful. Her calming manner instantly Read more...
Rev. Annie performed a Vow Renewal ceremony in Central Park, NYC for us and it was beautiful. Her calming manner instantly put us at ease and made it a perfect day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Annie and feel we are so lucky to have found her to officiate our wedding at Tribeca Rooftop. We were looking for a Christian officiant who could impart a certain tone of spirituality to our ceremony without it being too formal, or too reflective of a particular denomination, and who was flexible enough to let us make our ceremony what we wanted. Annie was the perfect find, and from start to finish she was a pleasure to work with. On our wedding day, she arrived early and led a rehearsal with our wedding party, many of whom were international and had never attended an American wedding before. Everything went smoothly, and we received many many compliments on the ceremony and particular on her tone of voice, her warmth and sincerity. We love that she joined us for photos afterwards and offered her support not only for the ceremony but for the marriage. Thanks so much for everything, Annie!
I would highly recommend Annie and feel we are so lucky to have found her to officiate our wedding at Tribeca Rooftop. We Read more...
I would highly recommend Annie and feel we are so lucky to have found her to officiate our wedding at Tribeca Rooftop. We were looking for a Christian officiant who could impart a certain tone of spirituality to our ceremony without it being too formal, or too reflective of a particular denomination, and who was flexible enough to let us make our ceremony what we wanted. Annie was the perfect find, and from start to finish she was a pleasure to work with. On our wedding day, she arrived early and led a rehearsal with our wedding party, many of whom were international and had never attended an American wedding before. Everything went smoothly, and we received many many compliments on the ceremony and particular on her tone of voice, her warmth and sincerity. We love that she joined us for photos afterwards and offered her support not only for the ceremony but for the marriage. Thanks so much for everything, Annie! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was fabulous - we couldn't have asked for anyone any better! She is just so nice, patient, flexible, and so thoughtful! She just always had the right words to say! We had our wedding on the Carnival Splendor in June and during our ceremony, an emergency test came over the loud speaker. She calmly incorporated it into the wedding - it was perfect! Would definitely recommend her! Thank you so much for being so wonderful!
Rev. Annie was fabulous - we couldn't have asked for anyone any better! She is just so nice, patient, flexible, and so Read more...
Rev. Annie was fabulous - we couldn't have asked for anyone any better! She is just so nice, patient, flexible, and so thoughtful! She just always had the right words to say! We had our wedding on the Carnival Splendor in June and during our ceremony, an emergency test came over the loud speaker. She calmly incorporated it into the wedding - it was perfect! Would definitely recommend her! Thank you so much for being so wonderful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie gave a lovely service and made us feel at ease!
Rev. Annie gave a lovely service and made us feel at ease!
Rev. Annie gave a lovely service and made us feel at ease! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was amazing to work with! She has such a calming nature, is extremely professional and helped tailor our ceremony to make it really personal and special. She was really positive, attentive and so easy to work with. Our ceremony was just absolutely beautiful and we couldn't haven't asked for anything more! We are so happy we had the opportunity to work with Rev. Annie, and if she's available for your wedding date, we would highly highly recommend you meet with her. Our guests loved the ceremony and commented (numerous times, by numerous guests) that our ceremony was one of the best they'd ever been to. She truly made our day, and it was a blessing to work with her!

Thanks you SO much Rev. Annie for making our wedding an extremely memorable day! - Stacy & Jason
Rev. Annie was amazing to work with! She has such a calming nature, is extremely professional and helped tailor our Read more...
Rev. Annie was amazing to work with! She has such a calming nature, is extremely professional and helped tailor our ceremony to make it really personal and special. She was really positive, attentive and so easy to work with. Our ceremony was just absolutely beautiful and we couldn't haven't asked for anything more! We are so happy we had the opportunity to work with Rev. Annie, and if she's available for your wedding date, we would highly highly recommend you meet with her. Our guests loved the ceremony and commented (numerous times, by numerous guests) that our ceremony was one of the best they'd ever been to. She truly made our day, and it was a blessing to work with her!

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Pia
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie Lawrence made our wedding at Prospect Park unforgettable. She has such a warmth about herself and a loving presence. -All our guests were raving about what a beautiful ceremony it was. She was funny, accommodating, kind and just delightful. I would recommend her to anyone!
Prior to the wedding she had time to meet us and showed a lot of patience to help us with any needs or calm our worries. She is very attentive and could answer any question! More than 5 stars!
Pia and Clemens
Rev. Annie Lawrence made our wedding at Prospect Park unforgettable. She has such a warmth about herself and a loving Read more...
Rev. Annie Lawrence made our wedding at Prospect Park unforgettable. She has such a warmth about herself and a loving presence. -All our guests were raving about what a beautiful ceremony it was. She was funny, accommodating, kind and just delightful. I would recommend her to anyone!
Prior to the wedding she had time to meet us and showed a lot of patience to help us with any needs or calm our worries. She is very attentive and could answer any question! More than 5 stars!
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/23/2013
5.0/5.0
When we began searching for a wedding officiant, we discussed what type of feeling we would like to have conveyed during our ceremony. We wanted our guests to know how deeply we loved each other and excited we were to be married, and how happy we were they were there to celebrate with us. When we met with Annie, within 5 minutes we knew that she would convey these feelings. Her tone of voice, the sparkle in her eyes, and the general warmth Annie exudes were exactly what we wanted. Annie listened intently as we told her about our courtship and what marriage means to us. As we worked together over the next few months to put together our ceremony, she wove these elements in and made any adjustments we asked for. She struck the right balance of spiritual without being overtly religious and helped to incorporate members both families and important traditions into her words.
One of the most important roles she played for us was sitting with each of us independently before the ceremony to help calm those last minute jitters. She helped us to focus on why we were there, to block out all that was happening around us and to breathe. This quiet time allowed both of us to find our center and quiet the nerves and excitement and allow us to fully enjoy our ceremony. She guided us throughout the 30 minute ceremony and there were very few dry eyes among our guests. So many people told us afterwards how genuinely happy she seemed marrying us and how lovely her words were.
When we began searching for a wedding officiant, we discussed what type of feeling we would like to have conveyed during Read more...
When we began searching for a wedding officiant, we discussed what type of feeling we would like to have conveyed during our ceremony. We wanted our guests to know how deeply we loved each other and excited we were to be married, and how happy we were they were there to celebrate with us. When we met with Annie, within 5 minutes we knew that she would convey these feelings. Her tone of voice, the sparkle in her eyes, and the general warmth Annie exudes were exactly what we wanted. Annie listened intently as we told her about our courtship and what marriage means to us. As we worked together over the next few months to put together our ceremony, she wove these elements in and made any adjustments we asked for. She struck the right balance of spiritual without being overtly religious and helped to incorporate members both families and important traditions into her words.
One of the most important roles she played for us was sitting with each of us independently before the ceremony to help calm those last minute jitters. She helped us to focus on why we were there, to block out all that was happening around us and to breathe. This quiet time allowed both of us to find our center and quiet the nerves and excitement and allow us to fully enjoy our ceremony. She guided us throughout the 30 minute ceremony and there were very few dry eyes among our guests. So many people told us afterwards how genuinely happy she seemed marrying us and how lovely her words were. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev Annie was absolutely amazing! We got married on 5/17/13 on the Carnival Splendor and she made our ceremony go so smoothly. We loved her energy and great spirit.
Rev Annie was absolutely amazing! We got married on 5/17/13 on the Carnival Splendor and she made our ceremony go so Read more...
Rev Annie was absolutely amazing! We got married on 5/17/13 on the Carnival Splendor and she made our ceremony go so smoothly. We loved her energy and great spirit. Read less
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Emma
Wedding:
5/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I traveled to NYC from Australia to get married and were lucky to have Annie as our officiant. After a year of emailing and skyping we finally got to meet on the wedding day and I have to say she was amazing! Before the wedding she was very efficient and responding to any emails and let us make any changes to the order of service. On the wedding day she performed the perfect ceremony just how we wanted it and made the day so memorable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone, especially those travelling from overseas as she made the process very easy!
My husband and I traveled to NYC from Australia to get married and were lucky to have Annie as our officiant. After a year Read more...
My husband and I traveled to NYC from Australia to get married and were lucky to have Annie as our officiant. After a year of emailing and skyping we finally got to meet on the wedding day and I have to say she was amazing! Before the wedding she was very efficient and responding to any emails and let us make any changes to the order of service. On the wedding day she performed the perfect ceremony just how we wanted it and made the day so memorable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone, especially those travelling from overseas as she made the process very easy! Read less
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Danica
Wedding:
5/7/2013
5.0/5.0
It is with great pleasure that both Wanda and I highly recommend Rev. Annie Lawrence for your special occasion.

We were married on May 7, 2013 in New York with an absolute beautiful ceremony officiated by Rev Annie Lawrence. We both felt that Rev. Annie with her special presence and her enduring warmth took our ceremony to a different level making our union and vows more meaningful than ever expected.

From our first contact with Rev Annie, oceans away in Australia, she captured our hearts with her caring nature. We both knew instantly that Rev. Annie was a perfect choice for our special day.

Rev. Annie has a special presence that brings such warmth and love with an instant feeling of being part of the family. She exceeded all expectations by listening to our story and personalising our journey to make our special day the most amazing experience both emotionally and spiritually.

We will be forever greatful and give our heartfelt thanks to Rev. Annie for making our day so memorable.

We hope that many more couples can experience the joy of having Rev. Annie as part of their special day.

Danica and Wanda
It is with great pleasure that both Wanda and I highly recommend Rev. Annie Lawrence for your special occasion.

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It is with great pleasure that both Wanda and I highly recommend Rev. Annie Lawrence for your special occasion.

We were married on May 7, 2013 in New York with an absolute beautiful ceremony officiated by Rev Annie Lawrence. We both felt that Rev. Annie with her special presence and her enduring warmth took our ceremony to a different level making our union and vows more meaningful than ever expected.

From our first contact with Rev Annie, oceans away in Australia, she captured our hearts with her caring nature. We both knew instantly that Rev. Annie was a perfect choice for our special day.

Rev. Annie has a special presence that brings such warmth and love with an instant feeling of being part of the family. She exceeded all expectations by listening to our story and personalising our journey to make our special day the most amazing experience both emotionally and spiritually.

We will be forever greatful and give our heartfelt thanks to Rev. Annie for making our day so memorable.

We hope that many more couples can experience the joy of having Rev. Annie as part of their special day.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been any happier with Reverend Annie. Her friendliness and warmth was exactly what we were looking for and her presence made our wedding day one we'll never forget!
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We couldn't have been any happier with Reverend Annie. Her friendliness and warmth was exactly what we were looking for and her presence made our wedding day one we'll never forget! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I have not been to many weddings. That being the case, I had no ideas as to what needed to be done as far as vows and readings. My Husband and I are not really religious, we wanted the ceremony to be about our love. The reverend was so accommodating. Out of my cryptic answers to her probing questions about what we wanted in the ceremony she created a wonderful heartfelt and beautifully done union. She knew just what to say, when, to each of us before and during the ceremony. She made my wedding so special. Thank you Reverend Annie. We could not have been blessed with a more perfect officiant.
I have not been to many weddings. That being the case, I had no ideas as to what needed to be done as far as vows and Read more...
I have not been to many weddings. That being the case, I had no ideas as to what needed to be done as far as vows and readings. My Husband and I are not really religious, we wanted the ceremony to be about our love. The reverend was so accommodating. Out of my cryptic answers to her probing questions about what we wanted in the ceremony she created a wonderful heartfelt and beautifully done union. She knew just what to say, when, to each of us before and during the ceremony. She made my wedding so special. Thank you Reverend Annie. We could not have been blessed with a more perfect officiant. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We connected with Annie within moments of our first meeting. She is super calm, gentle, and just lovely to work with. She also has a *beautiful* voice and way of reading that is just amazing and perfect for ceremonies. On the professional front Annie was responsive, clear, and helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend Annie!!
We connected with Annie within moments of our first meeting. She is super calm, gentle, and just lovely to work with. She Read more...
We connected with Annie within moments of our first meeting. She is super calm, gentle, and just lovely to work with. She also has a *beautiful* voice and way of reading that is just amazing and perfect for ceremonies. On the professional front Annie was responsive, clear, and helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend Annie!! Read less
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Vida
Wedding:
2/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie stood in for our original celebrant and was really helpful from the start. She was really attentive, accommodating and organised. She set up a skype conference (as we live overseas), listened to our plans and provided us with lots of advice and suggestions. On the day of our wedding, Rev. Annie was prompt and didn't even mind that we were running late. She even helped us carry things so that we could get our pictures taken unencumbered. We will always be thankful to Rev. Annie for ensuring that our wedding day was filled with wonderful memories.
Rev. Annie stood in for our original celebrant and was really helpful from the start. She was really attentive, Read more...
Rev. Annie stood in for our original celebrant and was really helpful from the start. She was really attentive, accommodating and organised. She set up a skype conference (as we live overseas), listened to our plans and provided us with lots of advice and suggestions. On the day of our wedding, Rev. Annie was prompt and didn't even mind that we were running late. She even helped us carry things so that we could get our pictures taken unencumbered. We will always be thankful to Rev. Annie for ensuring that our wedding day was filled with wonderful memories. Read less
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erin76
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie did a superb job officiating our marriage! She is fun, upbeat, heartfelt, and extremely professional. Rev. Annie really made our wedding special and memorable. We highly recommend Rev. Annie -- she is a delight to work with and I cannot imagine having had any other officient perform our ceremony.
Rev. Annie did a superb job officiating our marriage! She is fun, upbeat, heartfelt, and extremely professional. Rev. Read more...
Rev. Annie did a superb job officiating our marriage! She is fun, upbeat, heartfelt, and extremely professional. Rev. Annie really made our wedding special and memorable. We highly recommend Rev. Annie -- she is a delight to work with and I cannot imagine having had any other officient perform our ceremony. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
12/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Annie! She was calm and professional and really made our whole day more relaxed and enjoyable. We were nervous to find an officiant who would be able to navigate families with different religious backgrounds, but Annie made it easy. We really appreciated all of her expertise and caring.
-Hannah
We had a wonderful experience with Annie! She was calm and professional and really made our whole day more relaxed and Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Annie! She was calm and professional and really made our whole day more relaxed and enjoyable. We were nervous to find an officiant who would be able to navigate families with different religious backgrounds, but Annie made it easy. We really appreciated all of her expertise and caring.
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Mary
Wedding:
12/5/2012
5.0/5.0
We simply cannot recommend Rev Annie highly enough.
We had stated from the initial contact that our wish was for a simple ,personal ceremony and to this end we provided Annie with our preference for vows ,a simple reading Apache Marriage Blessing and our desire to have a Truce Bell ceremony .From the moment we arrived at Central park we were immediately at our ease with this lady.
Prior to the wedding i had never anticipated wanting to do it all again but theres a huge part of me which would love to do the ceremony all over again . It was immensely personal which we feel was down to having the right officiant.
Thanks so much Annie
Love Mary and Aoife
We simply cannot recommend Rev Annie highly enough.
We had stated from the initial contact that our wish was for a Read more...
We simply cannot recommend Rev Annie highly enough.
We had stated from the initial contact that our wish was for a simple ,personal ceremony and to this end we provided Annie with our preference for vows ,a simple reading Apache Marriage Blessing and our desire to have a Truce Bell ceremony .From the moment we arrived at Central park we were immediately at our ease with this lady.
Prior to the wedding i had never anticipated wanting to do it all again but theres a huge part of me which would love to do the ceremony all over again . It was immensely personal which we feel was down to having the right officiant.
Thanks so much Annie
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Scott
Wedding:
10/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie was AMAZING! She performed the ceremony for us and another couple in a double ceremony in Central Park.

Each couple wanted something a little different in their ceremony. Rev. Annie was able to give everyone what they wanted and make the whole thing one ceremony which flowed seamlessly.

Neither couple lives in the NYC area, so all of the commmunications and planning took place over the phone and via e-mail. She is incredibly responsive and helpful, making suggestions for special locations, getting the licences, and any other questions we had.

She was right on time and at the designated location, making it very easy to find her. The ceremony was even better than we hoped. Although there was a crowd of people near the Ladies' Pavillion, she made us feel like we were the only people there. It was an intimate, moving ceremony. Rev. Annie is so loving and kind, she made each couple feel special and blessed.

I highly recommend Rev. Annie to anyone who is looking for an officiant. She was incredible! The wedding photographer even commented that she was one of the best he had seen!

You can't go wrong with Rev. Annie!
Rev. Annie was AMAZING! She performed the ceremony for us and another couple in a double ceremony in Central Park.
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Rev. Annie was AMAZING! She performed the ceremony for us and another couple in a double ceremony in Central Park.

Each couple wanted something a little different in their ceremony. Rev. Annie was able to give everyone what they wanted and make the whole thing one ceremony which flowed seamlessly.

Neither couple lives in the NYC area, so all of the commmunications and planning took place over the phone and via e-mail. She is incredibly responsive and helpful, making suggestions for special locations, getting the licences, and any other questions we had.

She was right on time and at the designated location, making it very easy to find her. The ceremony was even better than we hoped. Although there was a crowd of people near the Ladies' Pavillion, she made us feel like we were the only people there. It was an intimate, moving ceremony. Rev. Annie is so loving and kind, she made each couple feel special and blessed.

I highly recommend Rev. Annie to anyone who is looking for an officiant. She was incredible! The wedding photographer even commented that she was one of the best he had seen!

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Zach
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Annie do our ceremony and she was great! She was eager to tailor the ceremony to our history and personalize it for our friends and family. She was very communicative and prompt in her responses and had great suggestions for flow and readings as we worked on our drafts.

Her amazing personality really shined through our wedding and all of our guests talked about how fun and personal our ceremony ended up being, which is mostly because of Annie. We absolutely recommend her for anyone looking into Officiants.
We had Annie do our ceremony and she was great! She was eager to tailor the ceremony to our history and personalize it for Read more...
We had Annie do our ceremony and she was great! She was eager to tailor the ceremony to our history and personalize it for our friends and family. She was very communicative and prompt in her responses and had great suggestions for flow and readings as we worked on our drafts.

Her amazing personality really shined through our wedding and all of our guests talked about how fun and personal our ceremony ended up being, which is mostly because of Annie. We absolutely recommend her for anyone looking into Officiants. Read less
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Siobhan
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
After carefully researching officiants in New York, my (now) husband and I decided that the Rev Annie Lawrence seemed perfect on paper; the numerous flawless reviews coupled with the promising content of her website and blog hinted that she could be the ideal woman for us. We accordingly emailed her and were promptly replied to. As we are based in the UK, we were able to schedule a coffee date to have a chat and see how we got on.

Annie was very accommodating and the meeting was a resounding success. She quickly made us feel like friends and was more than happy to discuss every tiny detail of the ceremony to ensure that it was exactly what we wanted. Without any doubt or hesitation, we then booked Annie for our August 12th ceremony.

In the interim, Annie constantly emailed us versions of the ceremony, made suggestions and incorporated everything we asked for. She was constantly upbeat, happy and a true pleasure to work with. We opted for a hybrid-type ceremony; whilst we wanted the vows to remain traditional, we coupled those with modern, quirky readings. Annie completely understood what we wanted and incorporated our wishes into the rest of the ceremony. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that was this personalised before!

On the big day, Annie was flawless. We are both over the moon with how she conducted the ceremony, dealt with a very emotional bride and enthralled the guests with her lyrical presentation. She kindly accepted an invitation to join us for the reception and everyone who was fortunate enough to spend time with her commented about her kind nature and her genuine love for people.

In short, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Annie as your officiant. If you are looking for someone who will really take the time to get to know you, understand you as a couple and do everything they can to make your ceremony perfect, then look no further.
After carefully researching officiants in New York, my (now) husband and I decided that the Rev Annie Lawrence seemed Read more...
After carefully researching officiants in New York, my (now) husband and I decided that the Rev Annie Lawrence seemed perfect on paper; the numerous flawless reviews coupled with the promising content of her website and blog hinted that she could be the ideal woman for us. We accordingly emailed her and were promptly replied to. As we are based in the UK, we were able to schedule a coffee date to have a chat and see how we got on.

Annie was very accommodating and the meeting was a resounding success. She quickly made us feel like friends and was more than happy to discuss every tiny detail of the ceremony to ensure that it was exactly what we wanted. Without any doubt or hesitation, we then booked Annie for our August 12th ceremony.

In the interim, Annie constantly emailed us versions of the ceremony, made suggestions and incorporated everything we asked for. She was constantly upbeat, happy and a true pleasure to work with. We opted for a hybrid-type ceremony; whilst we wanted the vows to remain traditional, we coupled those with modern, quirky readings. Annie completely understood what we wanted and incorporated our wishes into the rest of the ceremony. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that was this personalised before!

On the big day, Annie was flawless. We are both over the moon with how she conducted the ceremony, dealt with a very emotional bride and enthralled the guests with her lyrical presentation. She kindly accepted an invitation to join us for the reception and everyone who was fortunate enough to spend time with her commented about her kind nature and her genuine love for people.

In short, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Annie as your officiant. If you are looking for someone who will really take the time to get to know you, understand you as a couple and do everything they can to make your ceremony perfect, then look no further. Read less
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siobhan
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
After carefully researching officiants in New York, my (now) husband and I decided that the Rev Annie Lawrence seemed perfect on paper. The numerous flawless reviews coupled with the promising content of her website and blog hinted that she could be the ideal woman for us. We accordingly emailed her and were promptly replied to. As we are based in the UK, we were able to schedule a coffee date to have a chat and see how we got on. \r\n\r\nAnnie was very accommodating and the meeting was a resounding success. She quickly made us feel like friends and was more than happy to discuss every tiny detail of the ceremony to ensure that it was exactly what we wanted. Without any doubt or hesitation, we then booked Annie for our August 12th ceremony.\r\n\r\nIn the interim, Annie constantly emailed us versions of the ceremony, made suggestions and incorporated everything we asked for. She was constantly upbeat, happy and a true pleasure to work with. We opted for a hybrid-type ceremony; whilst we wanted the vows to remain traditional, we coupled those with modern, quirky readings. Annie completely understood what we wanted and incorporated our wishes into the rest of the ceremony. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that was this personalised before!\r\n\r\nOn the big day, Annie was flawless. We are both over the moon with how she conducted the ceremony, dealt with a very emotional bride and enthralled the guests with her lyrical presentation. She kindly accepted an invitation to join us for the reception and everyone who was fortunate enough to spend time with her commented about her kind nature and her genuine love for people.\r\n\r\nIn short, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Annie as your officiant. If you are looking for someone who will really take the time to get to know you, understand you as a couple and do everything they can to make your ceremony perfect, then look no further.
After carefully researching officiants in New York, my (now) husband and I decided that the Rev Annie Lawrence seemed Read more...
After carefully researching officiants in New York, my (now) husband and I decided that the Rev Annie Lawrence seemed perfect on paper. The numerous flawless reviews coupled with the promising content of her website and blog hinted that she could be the ideal woman for us. We accordingly emailed her and were promptly replied to. As we are based in the UK, we were able to schedule a coffee date to have a chat and see how we got on. \r\n\r\nAnnie was very accommodating and the meeting was a resounding success. She quickly made us feel like friends and was more than happy to discuss every tiny detail of the ceremony to ensure that it was exactly what we wanted. Without any doubt or hesitation, we then booked Annie for our August 12th ceremony.\r\n\r\nIn the interim, Annie constantly emailed us versions of the ceremony, made suggestions and incorporated everything we asked for. She was constantly upbeat, happy and a true pleasure to work with. We opted for a hybrid-type ceremony; whilst we wanted the vows to remain traditional, we coupled those with modern, quirky readings. Annie completely understood what we wanted and incorporated our wishes into the rest of the ceremony. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that was this personalised before!\r\n\r\nOn the big day, Annie was flawless. We are both over the moon with how she conducted the ceremony, dealt with a very emotional bride and enthralled the guests with her lyrical presentation. She kindly accepted an invitation to join us for the reception and everyone who was fortunate enough to spend time with her commented about her kind nature and her genuine love for people.\r\n\r\nIn short, I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Annie as your officiant. If you are looking for someone who will really take the time to get to know you, understand you as a couple and do everything they can to make your ceremony perfect, then look no further. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
7/8/2012
5.0/5.0
My (now) husband and I came across Rev. Annie on Twitter @RevAnnieNYC, of all places. We were originally coming to New York for vacation…and drop by City Hall to get married. Since I changed my mind and wanted to be legally married on our 23rd anniversary, which fell on a Sunday this year, we reached out to Rev. Annie to see what she was all about. She immediately replied to our email and we immediately fell in love with her. We figured it might be hard to connect with someone so far away, as we are in Asheville, NC getting married in NYC. She quickly defused those concerns as she was like talking with and working with your best friend next door.

She held our hands through everything from calming our nerves over 1,000 miles away, to giving us wonderful ideas for our ceremony. She listened to everything we said and she acted on it. We had no clue what we wanted or how to say it and she had the perfect personality and experience to pull it out of us. She created and preformed our ceremony in such a spectacular fashion, we and our guests could not have asked for anything more. She was touching, sincere, passionate and expressed herself in such a way that brought joy and love to me, my husband, as well as every guest that attended…even my mother, who was on speaker phone, not being able to attend because of medical reasons.

A week later, I am still getting emails and text messages telling my husband and me how touched they were by Rev. Annie and the ceremony she preformed. We could not be more please with her and now, we now have a dear friend for life. If you are seeking a professional, sincere and compassionate wedding Officiant, my husband, myself and every one of our guests would highly recommend Rev. Annie Lawrence, as she made our wedding the amazingly beautiful event that it was.

Rev. Annie, if you read this, thank you for believing in marriage equality and thank you for being such the special soul that you are! Cheers from Asheville, NC!
My (now) husband and I came across Rev. Annie on Twitter @RevAnnieNYC, of all places. We were originally coming to New Read more...
My (now) husband and I came across Rev. Annie on Twitter @RevAnnieNYC, of all places. We were originally coming to New York for vacation…and drop by City Hall to get married. Since I changed my mind and wanted to be legally married on our 23rd anniversary, which fell on a Sunday this year, we reached out to Rev. Annie to see what she was all about. She immediately replied to our email and we immediately fell in love with her. We figured it might be hard to connect with someone so far away, as we are in Asheville, NC getting married in NYC. She quickly defused those concerns as she was like talking with and working with your best friend next door.

She held our hands through everything from calming our nerves over 1,000 miles away, to giving us wonderful ideas for our ceremony. She listened to everything we said and she acted on it. We had no clue what we wanted or how to say it and she had the perfect personality and experience to pull it out of us. She created and preformed our ceremony in such a spectacular fashion, we and our guests could not have asked for anything more. She was touching, sincere, passionate and expressed herself in such a way that brought joy and love to me, my husband, as well as every guest that attended…even my mother, who was on speaker phone, not being able to attend because of medical reasons.

A week later, I am still getting emails and text messages telling my husband and me how touched they were by Rev. Annie and the ceremony she preformed. We could not be more please with her and now, we now have a dear friend for life. If you are seeking a professional, sincere and compassionate wedding Officiant, my husband, myself and every one of our guests would highly recommend Rev. Annie Lawrence, as she made our wedding the amazingly beautiful event that it was.

Rev. Annie, if you read this, thank you for believing in marriage equality and thank you for being such the special soul that you are! Cheers from Asheville, NC! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What can you say about Rev. Annie that hasn't already been said before?

I'll try: she's perfect.

From the moment we booked her, Rev. Annie was wonderful. Prompt with her e-mails, listened to everything we said and incorporated all that we wanted, although there was very little to change from the first draft - her words were beautiful.

On the day, she was early, communicative and smartly attired. She was caring, patient and made us feel like we were the only two people in the world. I hope she doesn't mind me saying so, but Rev. Annie gives off an Earth Mother vibe that I feel is entirely appropriate for her role. She's just gorgeous!

The ceremony was not informal but Rev Annie encouraged you to show what you're feeling and so we just smiled nervously and giggled throughout and Rev. Annie didn't seem to mind one bit! It was short and sweet - too short! - but we loved her and we're glad that Rev. Annie was part of our special day!
What can you say about Rev. Annie that hasn't already been said before?

I'll try: she's perfect.

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What can you say about Rev. Annie that hasn't already been said before?

I'll try: she's perfect.

From the moment we booked her, Rev. Annie was wonderful. Prompt with her e-mails, listened to everything we said and incorporated all that we wanted, although there was very little to change from the first draft - her words were beautiful.

On the day, she was early, communicative and smartly attired. She was caring, patient and made us feel like we were the only two people in the world. I hope she doesn't mind me saying so, but Rev. Annie gives off an Earth Mother vibe that I feel is entirely appropriate for her role. She's just gorgeous!

The ceremony was not informal but Rev Annie encouraged you to show what you're feeling and so we just smiled nervously and giggled throughout and Rev. Annie didn't seem to mind one bit! It was short and sweet - too short! - but we loved her and we're glad that Rev. Annie was part of our special day! Read less
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Anne-Sophie
Wedding:
6/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Annie’s performance was magical. We are both French and decided to have our destination wedding in New York with our close family. My husband’s parents and mine are not fluent in English but Annie spoke so well, distinctly and with so much emotion that she brought tears to their eyes. She made the whole audience feel part of this unique moment by looking at each of them, smiling and communicating her passion, her emotions.
My husband and I had read the ceremony a countless number of times before the wedding and we never expected that that actual “live” performance would be so intense and magical and this was thanks to the talent of Annie.
We were so happy and so lucky to have her as our officiant and would warmly recommend her!
Annie’s performance was magical. We are both French and decided to have our destination wedding in New York with our close Read more...
Annie’s performance was magical. We are both French and decided to have our destination wedding in New York with our close family. My husband’s parents and mine are not fluent in English but Annie spoke so well, distinctly and with so much emotion that she brought tears to their eyes. She made the whole audience feel part of this unique moment by looking at each of them, smiling and communicating her passion, her emotions.
My husband and I had read the ceremony a countless number of times before the wedding and we never expected that that actual “live” performance would be so intense and magical and this was thanks to the talent of Annie.
We were so happy and so lucky to have her as our officiant and would warmly recommend her! Read less
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RochelleLong
Wedding:
5/24/2012
5.0/5.0
After deciding that we wanted to travel to NYC to get married rather than doing so in the UK, we contacted Rev. Annie to see if she would be available to perform our ceremony.

We arranged to Skype with her one evening and couldn't have been happier with all the information and help she provided. Not only did she make sure we'd contacted the correct people regarding licenses and permits for our Central Park wedding, but she also suggested photographers and locations which was all very helpful.

Rev Annie totally put us at ease throughout the process of planning our wedding, even down to the exact wording of the ceremony.

On the day, she met our families in the park and made sure everyone was in place for our arrival. Once the main event was over, she stayed with us throughout a mega rain storm until every last guest had found transportation.

We would recommend Rev Annie to anyone looking to get married in NYC, she simply makes it perfect!
After deciding that we wanted to travel to NYC to get married rather than doing so in the UK, we contacted Rev. Annie to Read more...
After deciding that we wanted to travel to NYC to get married rather than doing so in the UK, we contacted Rev. Annie to see if she would be available to perform our ceremony.

We arranged to Skype with her one evening and couldn't have been happier with all the information and help she provided. Not only did she make sure we'd contacted the correct people regarding licenses and permits for our Central Park wedding, but she also suggested photographers and locations which was all very helpful.

Rev Annie totally put us at ease throughout the process of planning our wedding, even down to the exact wording of the ceremony.

On the day, she met our families in the park and made sure everyone was in place for our arrival. Once the main event was over, she stayed with us throughout a mega rain storm until every last guest had found transportation.

We would recommend Rev Annie to anyone looking to get married in NYC, she simply makes it perfect! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
5/17/2012
5.0/5.0
We are from the UK and recently got married in NYC with Rev Annie as our officiant. We chose Rev Annie from the many NYC officiants on line and are so pleased that we did. From the first contact with Annie via email she was friendly and professional and filled us with confidence. Despite the distance it was easy to build a rapport with her and this was reflected in the lovely ceremony that she wrote especially for our wedding day. When we arrived at the chapel Rev Annie was there waiting for us dressed in her ceremonial robes and conducted a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and how perfect it was for us. We would not hesitate to recommend Rev Annie to anyone else getting married in New York - you will not be disappointed!
We are from the UK and recently got married in NYC with Rev Annie as our officiant. We chose Rev Annie from the many NYC Read more...
We are from the UK and recently got married in NYC with Rev Annie as our officiant. We chose Rev Annie from the many NYC officiants on line and are so pleased that we did. From the first contact with Annie via email she was friendly and professional and filled us with confidence. Despite the distance it was easy to build a rapport with her and this was reflected in the lovely ceremony that she wrote especially for our wedding day. When we arrived at the chapel Rev Annie was there waiting for us dressed in her ceremonial robes and conducted a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and how perfect it was for us. We would not hesitate to recommend Rev Annie to anyone else getting married in New York - you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband, to be, and I had initially thought we would get married at City Hall. But luckily he found Annie and our wedding was more than we thought it could be. Annie was great! She helped us with location suggestions (we decided on Central Park) and helped us get organized. Nearly eveyone, including us, came from out of state so her advice and experience was very much needed.

Annie Skyped with us a few times to make sure the tone and scope of the wedding ceremony was just what we wanted. She also connected with our friends and family who were providing readings and made sure everything went smoothly.

During the ceremony, Annie helped connect us all with her words and actions. It was a perfect day. We are forever grateful.
My husband, to be, and I had initially thought we would get married at City Hall. But luckily he found Annie and our Read more...
My husband, to be, and I had initially thought we would get married at City Hall. But luckily he found Annie and our wedding was more than we thought it could be. Annie was great! She helped us with location suggestions (we decided on Central Park) and helped us get organized. Nearly eveyone, including us, came from out of state so her advice and experience was very much needed.

Annie Skyped with us a few times to make sure the tone and scope of the wedding ceremony was just what we wanted. She also connected with our friends and family who were providing readings and made sure everything went smoothly.

During the ceremony, Annie helped connect us all with her words and actions. It was a perfect day. We are forever grateful. Read less
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mikemc
Wedding:
4/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We booked our wedding through the Get Married in New York website about 3 months before the event itself - recommend them very highly, not least because they sent us detailed instructions as to what we would have to do get married in the US, but mainly because they introduced us to Rev. Annie who performed the ceremony for us on the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park's Strawberry Fields. The day couldn't have gone any better, we met Annie by the Dakota Building, and walked down to the Terrace in the unseasonal warm sunshine. She was warm, friendly, guided us through the ceremony, took photos, found witnesses for us (we left our family behind in Britain for the wedding) and even introduced us to the world as Mr and Mrs! Thank you again Annie, for making it a wonderful day. Michael & Alexandra (Liverpool)
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We booked our wedding through the Get Married in New York website about 3 months before the event itself - recommend them very highly, not least because they sent us detailed instructions as to what we would have to do get married in the US, but mainly because they introduced us to Rev. Annie who performed the ceremony for us on the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park's Strawberry Fields. The day couldn't have gone any better, we met Annie by the Dakota Building, and walked down to the Terrace in the unseasonal warm sunshine. She was warm, friendly, guided us through the ceremony, took photos, found witnesses for us (we left our family behind in Britain for the wedding) and even introduced us to the world as Mr and Mrs! Thank you again Annie, for making it a wonderful day. Michael & Alexandra (Liverpool) Read less
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tariec
Wedding:
3/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie Lawrence is hands down THE BEST! She was easy to work with and wrote a ceremony that we wanted to hear! She was on time, calming and knew just the right words to say and when. I am so glad that we found her!
Rev. Annie Lawrence is hands down THE BEST! She was easy to work with and wrote a ceremony that we wanted to hear! She was Read more...
Rev. Annie Lawrence is hands down THE BEST! She was easy to work with and wrote a ceremony that we wanted to hear! She was on time, calming and knew just the right words to say and when. I am so glad that we found her! Read less
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EricaandLea
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie officiated our same sex wedding in NYC this past March. Working with her was such a delight. She understood what we wanted our day to feel like and spoke the most beautiful words. She was kind enough to meet us the day before to go over any last minute details. She is very responsive to emails and was lovely over the phone. We loved her kind demeanor and graciousness. Rev Annie is someone who really understand how to unite to people in love, we recommend her to everyone!
Rev. Annie officiated our same sex wedding in NYC this past March. Working with her was such a delight. She understood Read more...
Rev. Annie officiated our same sex wedding in NYC this past March. Working with her was such a delight. She understood what we wanted our day to feel like and spoke the most beautiful words. She was kind enough to meet us the day before to go over any last minute details. She is very responsive to emails and was lovely over the phone. We loved her kind demeanor and graciousness. Rev Annie is someone who really understand how to unite to people in love, we recommend her to everyone! Read less
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Shane
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband, Chris, and I were blessed to have been "guided" to Rev. Annie to officiate our wedding in New York City. Not being from NYC, we did a Google search for wedding officiants. Being a same-sex couple, it was of course very important to find someone to preside over our wedding who was Pro Same Sex Marriage. We could not have been luckier! Rev. Annie returned calls, texts, and email promptly, taking time to include picture links of different locations in Central Park for us to review, among other helpful information and links. I like to think we were not too high maintenance, and Rev. Annie was all about tailoring our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it.

On the day of our ceremony, Rev. Annie did everything to ensure a memorable and stress-free day. During the ceremony, Rev. Annie did not "just" officiate. She conducted the ceremony as if we had been friends for years. We could feel the genuine happiness coming from her throughout the whole time. Again, we are so happy and blessed to have found Rev. Annie, and we now count her among our friends. We could not have asked for a more perfect day to start our married life together.

We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Shane and Chris
My husband, Chris, and I were blessed to have been "guided" to Rev. Annie to officiate our wedding in New York City. Not Read more...
My husband, Chris, and I were blessed to have been "guided" to Rev. Annie to officiate our wedding in New York City. Not being from NYC, we did a Google search for wedding officiants. Being a same-sex couple, it was of course very important to find someone to preside over our wedding who was Pro Same Sex Marriage. We could not have been luckier! Rev. Annie returned calls, texts, and email promptly, taking time to include picture links of different locations in Central Park for us to review, among other helpful information and links. I like to think we were not too high maintenance, and Rev. Annie was all about tailoring our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it.

On the day of our ceremony, Rev. Annie did everything to ensure a memorable and stress-free day. During the ceremony, Rev. Annie did not "just" officiate. She conducted the ceremony as if we had been friends for years. We could feel the genuine happiness coming from her throughout the whole time. Again, we are so happy and blessed to have found Rev. Annie, and we now count her among our friends. We could not have asked for a more perfect day to start our married life together.

We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

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angie & christine
Wedding:
12/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Beautiful. Warm. Heartfelt. Two weeks after our wedding, guests continue to use these words when talking about Rev Annie and our ceremony. My spouse and I, and our family and friends, are still basking in the glow of an amazing day orchestrated by Rev Annie.

We were impressed with her and felt an immediate connection to her from our first communications. Whether by email, phone or Skype - she radiates a genuineness that is rare among people. We finally "met” in person on our wedding day and her calm demeanor, gentle smile and honest happiness were exactly what we needed on our big day. She stayed connected with us throughout the process leading up to our wedding day and worked with us to create a perfect telling of our story – which she relayed during the ceremony as if we had been friends for years.

With absolutely no reservations, I highly recommend her. We fell in love with Rev. Annie and I have no doubt you will too.
Beautiful. Warm. Heartfelt. Two weeks after our wedding, guests continue to use these words when talking about Rev Annie Read more...
Beautiful. Warm. Heartfelt. Two weeks after our wedding, guests continue to use these words when talking about Rev Annie and our ceremony. My spouse and I, and our family and friends, are still basking in the glow of an amazing day orchestrated by Rev Annie.

We were impressed with her and felt an immediate connection to her from our first communications. Whether by email, phone or Skype - she radiates a genuineness that is rare among people. We finally "met” in person on our wedding day and her calm demeanor, gentle smile and honest happiness were exactly what we needed on our big day. She stayed connected with us throughout the process leading up to our wedding day and worked with us to create a perfect telling of our story – which she relayed during the ceremony as if we had been friends for years.

With absolutely no reservations, I highly recommend her. We fell in love with Rev. Annie and I have no doubt you will too. Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
11/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Annie was everything that all of the previous reviewers have already said and more! She was extremely responsive and created a perfect ceremony for us. We wanted to add in a personal anecdote as well as our first impressions of each other. We wrote a rather long, rambling story and sent it to her; she edited it, pared it down to its most essential parts, and combined it with our impressions, so that the end result was concise and lovely-- she really is a gifted writer. She also easily folded in all of the Jewish traditions that we wanted, as well as several readings. A few days before the wedding, she made herself available to us for some last-minute logistical questions we had. On the big day itself, she arrived at least an hour earlier than she said she would (our venue was very difficult to find), and she projected calm and control, which is really just what you want from an officiant. During the ceremony, she spoke clearly, loudly, and infused her voice with meaning and gravitas. She was the perfect officiant, and we can't recommend her highly enough!
Annie was everything that all of the previous reviewers have already said and more! She was extremely responsive and Read more...
Annie was everything that all of the previous reviewers have already said and more! She was extremely responsive and created a perfect ceremony for us. We wanted to add in a personal anecdote as well as our first impressions of each other. We wrote a rather long, rambling story and sent it to her; she edited it, pared it down to its most essential parts, and combined it with our impressions, so that the end result was concise and lovely-- she really is a gifted writer. She also easily folded in all of the Jewish traditions that we wanted, as well as several readings. A few days before the wedding, she made herself available to us for some last-minute logistical questions we had. On the big day itself, she arrived at least an hour earlier than she said she would (our venue was very difficult to find), and she projected calm and control, which is really just what you want from an officiant. During the ceremony, she spoke clearly, loudly, and infused her voice with meaning and gravitas. She was the perfect officiant, and we can't recommend her highly enough! Read less
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d0nnatr0y
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't emphasis enough how much my husband and I LOVE Rev. Annie! From our very first meeting with Rev. Annie we were extremely impressed by her thoroughness, professionalism, but most especially the love and warmth she expressed as she walked us through our ceremony. The fact that she spent several hours with us discussing the various directions we could take the wedding, and we hadn't even committed to her yet, showed us just how much she loves what she does.

From the beginning of my engagement, I was hesitant to have any ceremony at all, seriously considering eloping. But after walking through the script with Rev. Annie, I realized just how special and important it is to share these moments with family. She made us feel so special and she knew just how to bring out those aspects of our relationship that are really personal- we walked away more in love ever!

She was very easy to work with, accommodating a last minute change in time. She even had solutions to several of the logistical problems we had and offered fabulous recommendations for both a photographer and band (she really should have received a commission as we hired both her recommendations!).

At the actual wedding she was wonderful- speaking with honesty and passion. Everyone there loved her- even my conservative Catholic father!

I highly recommend Rev. Annie- who wouldn't want to get married by someone who clearly loves what she does and truly believes in the power of love!
I can't emphasis enough how much my husband and I LOVE Rev. Annie! From our very first meeting with Rev. Annie we were Read more...
I can't emphasis enough how much my husband and I LOVE Rev. Annie! From our very first meeting with Rev. Annie we were extremely impressed by her thoroughness, professionalism, but most especially the love and warmth she expressed as she walked us through our ceremony. The fact that she spent several hours with us discussing the various directions we could take the wedding, and we hadn't even committed to her yet, showed us just how much she loves what she does.

From the beginning of my engagement, I was hesitant to have any ceremony at all, seriously considering eloping. But after walking through the script with Rev. Annie, I realized just how special and important it is to share these moments with family. She made us feel so special and she knew just how to bring out those aspects of our relationship that are really personal- we walked away more in love ever!

She was very easy to work with, accommodating a last minute change in time. She even had solutions to several of the logistical problems we had and offered fabulous recommendations for both a photographer and band (she really should have received a commission as we hired both her recommendations!).

At the actual wedding she was wonderful- speaking with honesty and passion. Everyone there loved her- even my conservative Catholic father!

I highly recommend Rev. Annie- who wouldn't want to get married by someone who clearly loves what she does and truly believes in the power of love! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Annie made our day so special! My husband and I are both atheists and our parents are religious. It was extremely hard to find a non-judgmental, all embracing thoughtful officiant for our service. Annie got to the heart of the meaning of our wedding and represented us beautifully. She was kind and generous towards our wishes and accommodated our very lean budget. Whether religious or not she clearly values all human beings and respects and honors the day for the 2 people getting married.
Annie made our day so special! My husband and I are both atheists and our parents are religious. It was extremely hard to Read more...
Annie made our day so special! My husband and I are both atheists and our parents are religious. It was extremely hard to find a non-judgmental, all embracing thoughtful officiant for our service. Annie got to the heart of the meaning of our wedding and represented us beautifully. She was kind and generous towards our wishes and accommodated our very lean budget. Whether religious or not she clearly values all human beings and respects and honors the day for the 2 people getting married. Read less
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torpedex
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Reverand Annie. From the moment we first spoke over the phone, I felt confident that I had chosen the right person to officiate my wedding. She went over every detail with me and she's very hands on. She got to know my partner and I and came up with the perfect ceremony for us. The day of the wedding I was a nervous wreck and it was her calm and cool personality that made me feel at ease with everything that was happening. After the ceremony, all my guests kept commenting how beautifully she spoke. Reverend Annie is a genuine human being and I HIGHLY recommend her.
It was a pleasure working with Reverand Annie. From the moment we first spoke over the phone, I felt confident that I had Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Reverand Annie. From the moment we first spoke over the phone, I felt confident that I had chosen the right person to officiate my wedding. She went over every detail with me and she's very hands on. She got to know my partner and I and came up with the perfect ceremony for us. The day of the wedding I was a nervous wreck and it was her calm and cool personality that made me feel at ease with everything that was happening. After the ceremony, all my guests kept commenting how beautifully she spoke. Reverend Annie is a genuine human being and I HIGHLY recommend her. Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
10/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev Annie married Heather and I yesterday in central park after 20 years together. I truely believe we were blessed in finding Annie from our home in Australia. As a gay couple we have never felt more at ease or validated in public. All our concerns just melted away and we had the best of days.
Until marriage equality is a reality in Australia ( and afterwards) we will be advising all our gay and not gay friends to make the long trip to NYC and to consider you as their celebrant. Rev Annies words , spirit and geniune kindness cemented our love for each other and our love for NYC. We truly feel we have not only had a wedding ceremony but have made a new friend. We look forward to renewing our vows with Annie in the years to come and who knows this may be even happen in Australia. Thank you Annie it is hard to find the words to express the depth of our thanks and exactly how we feel but know you will understand.
Rev Annie married Heather and I yesterday in central park after 20 years together. I truely believe we were blessed in Read more...
Rev Annie married Heather and I yesterday in central park after 20 years together. I truely believe we were blessed in finding Annie from our home in Australia. As a gay couple we have never felt more at ease or validated in public. All our concerns just melted away and we had the best of days.
Until marriage equality is a reality in Australia ( and afterwards) we will be advising all our gay and not gay friends to make the long trip to NYC and to consider you as their celebrant. Rev Annies words , spirit and geniune kindness cemented our love for each other and our love for NYC. We truly feel we have not only had a wedding ceremony but have made a new friend. We look forward to renewing our vows with Annie in the years to come and who knows this may be even happen in Australia. Thank you Annie it is hard to find the words to express the depth of our thanks and exactly how we feel but know you will understand. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
My wife Mary and I decided on an untraditional event space for our wedding and knew we wanted a non-denominational officiant who reflected our personalities to marry us... this began as our most challenging wedding task. Our goal was to create a unique ‘feeling’ that we could share with our family and friends and hoped the right officiant would help us through the process, without a predetermined formal structure. We used the internet to research available candidates and we selected a few individuals that we liked based on their profiles. Before meeting with Annie, we had met others which we felt were qualified to stand aside us, and guide us through our momentous occasion. In fact, we thought we found our match.... then we met Annie, and it was clear that she was the right fit. Annie has such a warm smile and a spirit that radiates from her soul. She listened to us, and our personal story, with care and admiration. We knew that her interest in participating in our marriage was genuine, and that she truly enjoys being a part of the ceremonies.

Working with Annie pre-ceremony was simple. She offered several templates and idea generating passages for readings, vows, and ceremonial activities. We used her ideas to help structure the ceremony, and then included our own custom creations to piece it all together. The result was a ceremony full of sentiment, and even some giggles, that flowed in a smooth cadence from start to finish. At times, when emotions started to get the best of us, Annie’s sense of control and calming voice helped to keep us at ease. She guided us through moments that will forever be engraved in our memories.

If you are seeking a wedding officiant, we strongly recommend you meet with Annie to discuss your plans. We believe you will find her the right fit for your wedding day, just as we did.
My wife Mary and I decided on an untraditional event space for our wedding and knew we wanted a non-denominational Read more...
My wife Mary and I decided on an untraditional event space for our wedding and knew we wanted a non-denominational officiant who reflected our personalities to marry us... this began as our most challenging wedding task. Our goal was to create a unique ‘feeling’ that we could share with our family and friends and hoped the right officiant would help us through the process, without a predetermined formal structure. We used the internet to research available candidates and we selected a few individuals that we liked based on their profiles. Before meeting with Annie, we had met others which we felt were qualified to stand aside us, and guide us through our momentous occasion. In fact, we thought we found our match.... then we met Annie, and it was clear that she was the right fit. Annie has such a warm smile and a spirit that radiates from her soul. She listened to us, and our personal story, with care and admiration. We knew that her interest in participating in our marriage was genuine, and that she truly enjoys being a part of the ceremonies.

Working with Annie pre-ceremony was simple. She offered several templates and idea generating passages for readings, vows, and ceremonial activities. We used her ideas to help structure the ceremony, and then included our own custom creations to piece it all together. The result was a ceremony full of sentiment, and even some giggles, that flowed in a smooth cadence from start to finish. At times, when emotions started to get the best of us, Annie’s sense of control and calming voice helped to keep us at ease. She guided us through moments that will forever be engraved in our memories.

If you are seeking a wedding officiant, we strongly recommend you meet with Annie to discuss your plans. We believe you will find her the right fit for your wedding day, just as we did. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Annie recently performed our ceremony and we are extremely happy with it! Our guests and family couldn't stop raving about our ceremony and commented specifically on our wonderful officiant. My brother in law even turned to my sister and said, "I wish she'd been the officiant at our wedding." Everyone was impressed with how personable and warm and interested she was in us as a couple and in our family.

Annie met with us to get to know our story and visions for the ceremony, then emailed us a customized draft based on our conversation. We wanted something reverent, but not overtly religious or sappy, and she was able to craft a ceremony that fulfilled that. She was also able to incorporate Jewish cultural elements, which pleased my parents.

When she arrived before our ceremony, we were taking photographs. She mingled with the family and then went into the ceremony room with us to go over the details, then officiated as we signed our marriage license. What could have been just a clerical detail, she turned into a nice moment for our immediate families and bridal party, and treated it just as reverently as the ceremony in front of 130 people. That really put us at ease going into the big service!

Annie's delivery was light and humorous, but appropriately serious enough for the occasion. It's the part of the wedding that we will always most remember!

What was an added bonus was that Annie posted our wedding as her facebook status and then tweeted about us and our reception for the next several hours! We are putting the screenshots in our scrapbook!

All in all, we couldn't have found a better officiant. Highly, highly recommended.
Annie recently performed our ceremony and we are extremely happy with it! Our guests and family couldn't stop raving about Read more...
Annie recently performed our ceremony and we are extremely happy with it! Our guests and family couldn't stop raving about our ceremony and commented specifically on our wonderful officiant. My brother in law even turned to my sister and said, "I wish she'd been the officiant at our wedding." Everyone was impressed with how personable and warm and interested she was in us as a couple and in our family.

Annie met with us to get to know our story and visions for the ceremony, then emailed us a customized draft based on our conversation. We wanted something reverent, but not overtly religious or sappy, and she was able to craft a ceremony that fulfilled that. She was also able to incorporate Jewish cultural elements, which pleased my parents.

When she arrived before our ceremony, we were taking photographs. She mingled with the family and then went into the ceremony room with us to go over the details, then officiated as we signed our marriage license. What could have been just a clerical detail, she turned into a nice moment for our immediate families and bridal party, and treated it just as reverently as the ceremony in front of 130 people. That really put us at ease going into the big service!

Annie's delivery was light and humorous, but appropriately serious enough for the occasion. It's the part of the wedding that we will always most remember!

What was an added bonus was that Annie posted our wedding as her facebook status and then tweeted about us and our reception for the next several hours! We are putting the screenshots in our scrapbook!

All in all, we couldn't have found a better officiant. Highly, highly recommended. Read less
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Hemali
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying that people sometimes overlook what I think is the most important part of a wedding, which is the ceremony. From the beginning, we wanted a ceremony that would be true to who we are as a couple. My husband is Filipino/Catholic, and I am Indian/Hindu. We wanted a ceremony that incorporated both of our traditions. When we met with Rev Annie, she guided us through the ceremony and gave us ideas on how to blend our cultures. On the day of our wedding, she had me tearing up and our guests felt the emotions as well. Everyone was paying close attention to the ceremony, and we heard so many good things about it afterwards. Rev Annie truly made our day something we will remember and treasure.
Let me start by saying that people sometimes overlook what I think is the most important part of a wedding, which is the Read more...
Let me start by saying that people sometimes overlook what I think is the most important part of a wedding, which is the ceremony. From the beginning, we wanted a ceremony that would be true to who we are as a couple. My husband is Filipino/Catholic, and I am Indian/Hindu. We wanted a ceremony that incorporated both of our traditions. When we met with Rev Annie, she guided us through the ceremony and gave us ideas on how to blend our cultures. On the day of our wedding, she had me tearing up and our guests felt the emotions as well. Everyone was paying close attention to the ceremony, and we heard so many good things about it afterwards. Rev Annie truly made our day something we will remember and treasure. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie is the greatest officiant you will ever come across. Hands down.

My wife and I were matched with Rev. Annie through Pop-Up Chapel (www.popupchapel.com), and it was fate! If we had searched for years, we would have never found a more wonderfully compatible officiant for our big day.

A couple of weeks before the big day, Rev. Annie skyped us since we live out on Long Island and couldn't meet in person which was super helpful. She went over a general ceremony plan and we chatted and got to know one another a bit. Then, a couple of days later, she sent us a customized ceremony by email. A big plus for me was that she encourages revisions on the couple's part to make the ceremony more personal.

On the day of our wedding, Rev. Annie was truly a life saver. I hadn't realized how wound up my nerves were making me! She spoke with us before the ceremony and told us exactly how things would go, where we would stand, what to do if we got nervous, etc. We went over the ceremony quickly, then it started.

Even my mother keeps saying, weeks later, how Rev. Annie was amazing. She says that Rev. Annie seemed genuinely happy for us and was a very warm person. My mom had been very upset at how my wife and I were doing our wedding, but Rev. Annie, without even knowing it and just by being her awesome self, put my mom at ease and really made everything feel very personal.

The ceremony was about 20 minutes long, and afterwards, Rev. Annie posed for some pictures with us which was a lot of fun, and she stuck around while our photographer took our couples portraits. She even offered to help us grab a cab back to our hotel. A full service officiant :)

Do yourself a favor- contact Rev. Annie and make her your choice for wedding officiant. You can't go wrong with someone as spectacular as she is helping you to take the first step in your journey with your future spouse.
Rev. Annie is the greatest officiant you will ever come across. Hands down.

My wife and I were matched with Rev. Read more...
Rev. Annie is the greatest officiant you will ever come across. Hands down.

My wife and I were matched with Rev. Annie through Pop-Up Chapel (www.popupchapel.com), and it was fate! If we had searched for years, we would have never found a more wonderfully compatible officiant for our big day.

A couple of weeks before the big day, Rev. Annie skyped us since we live out on Long Island and couldn't meet in person which was super helpful. She went over a general ceremony plan and we chatted and got to know one another a bit. Then, a couple of days later, she sent us a customized ceremony by email. A big plus for me was that she encourages revisions on the couple's part to make the ceremony more personal.

On the day of our wedding, Rev. Annie was truly a life saver. I hadn't realized how wound up my nerves were making me! She spoke with us before the ceremony and told us exactly how things would go, where we would stand, what to do if we got nervous, etc. We went over the ceremony quickly, then it started.

Even my mother keeps saying, weeks later, how Rev. Annie was amazing. She says that Rev. Annie seemed genuinely happy for us and was a very warm person. My mom had been very upset at how my wife and I were doing our wedding, but Rev. Annie, without even knowing it and just by being her awesome self, put my mom at ease and really made everything feel very personal.

The ceremony was about 20 minutes long, and afterwards, Rev. Annie posed for some pictures with us which was a lot of fun, and she stuck around while our photographer took our couples portraits. She even offered to help us grab a cab back to our hotel. A full service officiant :)

Do yourself a favor- contact Rev. Annie and make her your choice for wedding officiant. You can't go wrong with someone as spectacular as she is helping you to take the first step in your journey with your future spouse. Read less
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Gemma
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We are from Scotland and had decided to marry in NYC. We had originally begun making our wedding plans with another officiant, but there was something not quite right. It seemed too 'business' like and non personal. Then we found Rev. Annie. Even at the first few emails we really liked her. We just got a good feeling about her. She gives off a warmth and is genuinely caring. We knew pretty much straight away that we wanted Annie to marry us. She gave us an amazing ceremony. It was sweet and personal and more perfect than we had even hoped. It is so obvious how much she really loves what she does and likes to have a connection to each couple that she marries. I am so glad that we went with our gut and found Rev. Annie. One of the best decisions we have made :)

Gemma and Kevin McKee
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We are from Scotland and had decided to marry in NYC. We had originally begun making our wedding plans with another officiant, but there was something not quite right. It seemed too 'business' like and non personal. Then we found Rev. Annie. Even at the first few emails we really liked her. We just got a good feeling about her. She gives off a warmth and is genuinely caring. We knew pretty much straight away that we wanted Annie to marry us. She gave us an amazing ceremony. It was sweet and personal and more perfect than we had even hoped. It is so obvious how much she really loves what she does and likes to have a connection to each couple that she marries. I am so glad that we went with our gut and found Rev. Annie. One of the best decisions we have made :)

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MelDPell
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
With a mixed family of religious and non-religious, it was important to us to have someone who is warm and compassionate that spoke about love and marriage in a way everyone could understand. She was perfect!
With a mixed family of religious and non-religious, it was important to us to have someone who is warm and compassionate Read more...
With a mixed family of religious and non-religious, it was important to us to have someone who is warm and compassionate that spoke about love and marriage in a way everyone could understand. She was perfect! Read less
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Miriam
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie did an amazing job. We had a small family ceremony in Battery Park. We only had 3 weeks to plan, as it was a surprise for our families. Rev. Annie is very flexible and kind hearted. We can only recommend her to anyone who is looking for a memorable and happy day.
Rev. Annie did an amazing job. We had a small family ceremony in Battery Park. We only had 3 weeks to plan, as it was a Read more...
Rev. Annie did an amazing job. We had a small family ceremony in Battery Park. We only had 3 weeks to plan, as it was a surprise for our families. Rev. Annie is very flexible and kind hearted. We can only recommend her to anyone who is looking for a memorable and happy day. Read less
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Lindsayd2011
Wedding:
4/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Annie was warm, friendly and reassuring throughout the whole of the planning phase and day of our wedding. We travelled from England to get married in NYC and despite the distance we were able to keep in close contact with her via email and skype. She was completely flexible with the words and vows for our ceremony and had wonderful suggestions for us to use.

On the day of she was also a great coordinator for us, our guests and our ceremony musician. The ceremony went without a hitch and Annie's personality and warmth really touched our guests. It was a pretty cold April afternoon so we needed that!

I would definitely recommend Annie to other brides getting married in NYC.
Annie was warm, friendly and reassuring throughout the whole of the planning phase and day of our wedding. We travelled Read more...
Annie was warm, friendly and reassuring throughout the whole of the planning phase and day of our wedding. We travelled from England to get married in NYC and despite the distance we were able to keep in close contact with her via email and skype. She was completely flexible with the words and vows for our ceremony and had wonderful suggestions for us to use.

On the day of she was also a great coordinator for us, our guests and our ceremony musician. The ceremony went without a hitch and Annie's personality and warmth really touched our guests. It was a pretty cold April afternoon so we needed that!

I would definitely recommend Annie to other brides getting married in NYC. Read less
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brynnfallah
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive things about Rev. Annie. She was incredible from start to finish. My husband and I met her at a coffee shop and chatted for about an hour. She was engaged and interested in us the entire time. We really felt like she wanted to get to know us. We met with a few other people, but it was evident that Annie was the right fit for us. The customized and personal ceremony that she created was phenomenal. We wanted something that reflected a hint of spirituality because my family is Catholic (though I am not practicing) and my husband is atheist. She hit this fine line perfectly. We incorporated several Persian traditions and she went with the flow so well. The ceremony reflected us as a couple perfectly. Annie was warm and calm and made us so comfortable (we were nervous!!) She was a perfect officiant for us and I would recommend her to everyone.
I cannot say enough positive things about Rev. Annie. She was incredible from start to finish. My husband and I met her at Read more...
I cannot say enough positive things about Rev. Annie. She was incredible from start to finish. My husband and I met her at a coffee shop and chatted for about an hour. She was engaged and interested in us the entire time. We really felt like she wanted to get to know us. We met with a few other people, but it was evident that Annie was the right fit for us. The customized and personal ceremony that she created was phenomenal. We wanted something that reflected a hint of spirituality because my family is Catholic (though I am not practicing) and my husband is atheist. She hit this fine line perfectly. We incorporated several Persian traditions and she went with the flow so well. The ceremony reflected us as a couple perfectly. Annie was warm and calm and made us so comfortable (we were nervous!!) She was a perfect officiant for us and I would recommend her to everyone. Read less
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Dane
Wedding:
12/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Dane and Shawn - Married December 28, 2011 from New Orleans, Louisiana

Several months ago I contacted Rev. Annie as I was planning on surprising my partner of almost 20 years by getting married during our trip to New York in December. His birthday is the day after Christmas, a Monday, the day we flew into the city and the day I proposed. Wednesday was our scheduled Ceremony as I had to give us time to get the legalities finalized so I had to let him know a little in advance. Rev. Annie and I had previously made contact mainly by my best friend, email, text and voicemail, due to my crazy work schedule. Thank goodness for technology. Just by our first contact I knew that she would give us the dedication for which I was searching and the emotion I wanted to convey for him and for us. She always made me feel like it is all about our celebration of love never once making me feel awkward because we are a same-sex couple. Together, again by email, we tweaked the Ceremony so that it fit us perfectly. She even suggested a fantastic idea of meeting in front of the Plaza Hotel, which is where one of my favorite movies takes place, the original Arthur, with Dudley Moore. In fact, she will not know that until she reads this for the first time. We would then walk to the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park for a quiet, private Ceremony. You can only imagine the thought of two men, in love, from the south, legally getting Married in Central Park , NY .

Our Wedding was very small with our best friends around who live mainly in LA, CT, NC, DE and NY, 14 guests in all, including Rev. Annie. Our friends think I am lying when I tell them that we did not have a meeting with her before, letting her know about us, our relationship and what we are all about. “It is as though she knows you both,” many our friends exclaimed. The people on the bridge above us even screamed and applauded at how fantastic the ceremony was and how special our day turned out to be. She made our small celebration, HUGE, for us, our friends and the people on the bridge! Rev. Annie used the word “celebration” because that is really what it is all about and my now, husband, tells me almost every day, “That was the best day of my life.”

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Rev. Annie.

Dane and Shawn….Married in Central Park , New York City
Dane and Shawn - Married December 28, 2011 from New Orleans, Louisiana

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Dane and Shawn - Married December 28, 2011 from New Orleans, Louisiana

Several months ago I contacted Rev. Annie as I was planning on surprising my partner of almost 20 years by getting married during our trip to New York in December. His birthday is the day after Christmas, a Monday, the day we flew into the city and the day I proposed. Wednesday was our scheduled Ceremony as I had to give us time to get the legalities finalized so I had to let him know a little in advance. Rev. Annie and I had previously made contact mainly by my best friend, email, text and voicemail, due to my crazy work schedule. Thank goodness for technology. Just by our first contact I knew that she would give us the dedication for which I was searching and the emotion I wanted to convey for him and for us. She always made me feel like it is all about our celebration of love never once making me feel awkward because we are a same-sex couple. Together, again by email, we tweaked the Ceremony so that it fit us perfectly. She even suggested a fantastic idea of meeting in front of the Plaza Hotel, which is where one of my favorite movies takes place, the original Arthur, with Dudley Moore. In fact, she will not know that until she reads this for the first time. We would then walk to the Gapstow Bridge in Central Park for a quiet, private Ceremony. You can only imagine the thought of two men, in love, from the south, legally getting Married in Central Park , NY .

Our Wedding was very small with our best friends around who live mainly in LA, CT, NC, DE and NY, 14 guests in all, including Rev. Annie. Our friends think I am lying when I tell them that we did not have a meeting with her before, letting her know about us, our relationship and what we are all about. “It is as though she knows you both,” many our friends exclaimed. The people on the bridge above us even screamed and applauded at how fantastic the ceremony was and how special our day turned out to be. She made our small celebration, HUGE, for us, our friends and the people on the bridge! Rev. Annie used the word “celebration” because that is really what it is all about and my now, husband, tells me almost every day, “That was the best day of my life.”

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Rev. Annie.

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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie did an absolutely INCREDIBLE job on our wedding day! We were thrilled with the ceremony, and our guests were too. Rev. Annie is sweet, warm and great to work with. She helped us put together an amazing ceremony that was so reflective of my husband and me. We were looking for a slightly off-beat and lighthearted ceremony, and Rev. Annie really helped us put together a ceremony that was truly unique. She allowed us the freedom to break tradition where we wanted to, while also providing the blueprints to keep it all grounded and tasteful.

Rev. Annie did an excellent job of tying everything together in a seamless way throughout the entire ceremony - she has such a great energy that made everything fun but still touching. She was so enthusiastic and it really kept everyone interested in our ceremony.

I highly recommend Rev. Annie as an officiant - she brought so much to our big day. You won't be disappointed!
Rev. Annie did an absolutely INCREDIBLE job on our wedding day! We were thrilled with the ceremony, and our guests were Read more...
Rev. Annie did an absolutely INCREDIBLE job on our wedding day! We were thrilled with the ceremony, and our guests were too. Rev. Annie is sweet, warm and great to work with. She helped us put together an amazing ceremony that was so reflective of my husband and me. We were looking for a slightly off-beat and lighthearted ceremony, and Rev. Annie really helped us put together a ceremony that was truly unique. She allowed us the freedom to break tradition where we wanted to, while also providing the blueprints to keep it all grounded and tasteful.

Rev. Annie did an excellent job of tying everything together in a seamless way throughout the entire ceremony - she has such a great energy that made everything fun but still touching. She was so enthusiastic and it really kept everyone interested in our ceremony.

I highly recommend Rev. Annie as an officiant - she brought so much to our big day. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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CDH
Wedding:
8/5/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! We had a very small (7 people, including us) wedding and Annie helped us include everyone in the ceremony. She did such a good job including our story into our wedding day, everyone was deeply moved. It was such a happy, joyful day! Afterwards everyone kept asking how we found such a magical person to guide us into the most important day of our lives! Thank you Annie!
AMAZING! We had a very small (7 people, including us) wedding and Annie helped us include everyone in the ceremony. She Read more...
AMAZING! We had a very small (7 people, including us) wedding and Annie helped us include everyone in the ceremony. She did such a good job including our story into our wedding day, everyone was deeply moved. It was such a happy, joyful day! Afterwards everyone kept asking how we found such a magical person to guide us into the most important day of our lives! Thank you Annie! Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
As an English girl getting married in New York finding a Reverend was a bit daunting, but Annie was fantastic. We talked on Skype beforehand and worked together on the ceremony. Annie was wonderful. She really made the ceremony extra special for us. I would highly recommend Reverend Annie. She enjoys her work and that really shines through her personality.
As an English girl getting married in New York finding a Reverend was a bit daunting, but Annie was fantastic. We talked Read more...
As an English girl getting married in New York finding a Reverend was a bit daunting, but Annie was fantastic. We talked on Skype beforehand and worked together on the ceremony. Annie was wonderful. She really made the ceremony extra special for us. I would highly recommend Reverend Annie. She enjoys her work and that really shines through her personality. Read less
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LATIFFAH
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Annie performed our wedding and it was absolutely amazing. She is kind and you can see how much she enjoys joining two people together. . She really customized the vows to say what we wanted. I would definitely recommend her for her heartfelt delivery and sincerity.
Annie performed our wedding and it was absolutely amazing. She is kind and you can see how much she enjoys joining two Read more...
Annie performed our wedding and it was absolutely amazing. She is kind and you can see how much she enjoys joining two people together. . She really customized the vows to say what we wanted. I would definitely recommend her for her heartfelt delivery and sincerity. Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
11/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Annie really made our wedding special to who we were. The ceremony had the perfect balance personality and spirituality. We are still receiving compliments for how lovely and original the ceremony was. She did a fantastic job of including all of the religious traditions that were important to my husband, still managing to keep the ceremony short!
Annie really made our wedding special to who we were. The ceremony had the perfect balance personality and spirituality. Read more...
Annie really made our wedding special to who we were. The ceremony had the perfect balance personality and spirituality. We are still receiving compliments for how lovely and original the ceremony was. She did a fantastic job of including all of the religious traditions that were important to my husband, still managing to keep the ceremony short! Read less
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Val
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Reverend Annie brings such enthusiasm and spirit to her ceremonies. She intuitively knows what couples want and is able to craft that into beautiful ceremonies. You can't go wrong with Annie!
Reverend Annie brings such enthusiasm and spirit to her ceremonies. She intuitively knows what couples want and is able to Read more...
Reverend Annie brings such enthusiasm and spirit to her ceremonies. She intuitively knows what couples want and is able to craft that into beautiful ceremonies. You can't go wrong with Annie! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie is AMAZING! She has an uncanny ability to read what's in people's hearts and the open-mindedness and knowledge to create the ideal wedding ceremony for them. We sent her a couple of readings we liked and had one conversation with her about our ideas about love. From that, she pieced together the perfect ceremony for us! She was able to weave together all the divergent little bits and paths of our spirituality, values, and culture into something that perfectly reflected our love and commitment and ideas about marriage. The ceremony she created pleased not only my husband and me, but also our divergent group of loved ones including my rather traditional Southern father, my Jewish New Yorker grandparents, and all of the weirdo nerds I call friends. The ceremony rang true for us, and it rang true for everyone who loves us. Everyone found something in it for them -- and they're still talking about it over two years later! Rev. Annie does an excellent job of communicating to the world what your love is, not what she thinks it ought to be.
Rev. Annie is AMAZING! She has an uncanny ability to read what's in people's hearts and the open-mindedness and knowledge Read more...
Rev. Annie is AMAZING! She has an uncanny ability to read what's in people's hearts and the open-mindedness and knowledge to create the ideal wedding ceremony for them. We sent her a couple of readings we liked and had one conversation with her about our ideas about love. From that, she pieced together the perfect ceremony for us! She was able to weave together all the divergent little bits and paths of our spirituality, values, and culture into something that perfectly reflected our love and commitment and ideas about marriage. The ceremony she created pleased not only my husband and me, but also our divergent group of loved ones including my rather traditional Southern father, my Jewish New Yorker grandparents, and all of the weirdo nerds I call friends. The ceremony rang true for us, and it rang true for everyone who loves us. Everyone found something in it for them -- and they're still talking about it over two years later! Rev. Annie does an excellent job of communicating to the world what your love is, not what she thinks it ought to be. Read less
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swalters12345
Wedding:
9/30/2006
5.0/5.0
Rev. Annie presided over my newborn son's blessing. We also blessed a tree in his honor to be planted in the front of our home. She took this unusual baptism/blessing and made it so touching, inclusive, warm and inspirational. She made a customized script which was beautiful. Her voice was very soothing to my son who behaved himself the whole time! The guests commented on how much they enjoyed her and appriciated how she included them in the ceremony in very creative ways. Highly recommened for any meaningful event.
Rev. Annie presided over my newborn son's blessing. We also blessed a tree in his honor to be planted in the front of our Read more...
Rev. Annie presided over my newborn son's blessing. We also blessed a tree in his honor to be planted in the front of our home. She took this unusual baptism/blessing and made it so touching, inclusive, warm and inspirational. She made a customized script which was beautiful. Her voice was very soothing to my son who behaved himself the whole time! The guests commented on how much they enjoyed her and appriciated how she included them in the ceremony in very creative ways. Highly recommened for any meaningful event. Read less
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Jaxie
Wedding:
12/19/2005
5.0/5.0
Reverend Anne Lawrence is the best minister any bride or groom would be able to find. She's not only very professional, very caring but also understanding. Also a firm believer and very respectful of your personal convictions. She performed a beautiful ceremony for us almost 4 years ago. We had a very small private wedding and she made it such a special ocassion. Helped us picking our readings , encourage us to do our own vows but above all, made us feel so cared about in our very important day.We still remember our wonderful wedding with so much love and we love her so much that we'll be renewing our vows in our 5th year with her help once again.She'll make you feel special in the most important day of your life.
Reverend Anne Lawrence is the best minister any bride or groom would be able to find. She's not only very professional, Read more...
Reverend Anne Lawrence is the best minister any bride or groom would be able to find. She's not only very professional, very caring but also understanding. Also a firm believer and very respectful of your personal convictions. She performed a beautiful ceremony for us almost 4 years ago. We had a very small private wedding and she made it such a special ocassion. Helped us picking our readings , encourage us to do our own vows but above all, made us feel so cared about in our very important day.We still remember our wonderful wedding with so much love and we love her so much that we'll be renewing our vows in our 5th year with her help once again.She'll make you feel special in the most important day of your life. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
5/23/2014
4.9/5.0
Annie was from the first contact the most fabulous, welcoming, professional and wonderful officiant. From guiding us through the ceremony to providing the most beautiful service that not only my wife and myself loved, but every single member of our family friends and some on lookers talked about all day and moved them to tears.

She's thorough, gentle, encouraging and quite simply perfect. You will be in the best hands when you choose Annie, there aren't enough words to recommend her enough,

have a great wedding!
Annie was from the first contact the most fabulous, welcoming, professional and wonderful officiant. From guiding us Read more...
Annie was from the first contact the most fabulous, welcoming, professional and wonderful officiant. From guiding us through the ceremony to providing the most beautiful service that not only my wife and myself loved, but every single member of our family friends and some on lookers talked about all day and moved them to tears.

She's thorough, gentle, encouraging and quite simply perfect. You will be in the best hands when you choose Annie, there aren't enough words to recommend her enough,

have a great wedding! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.8/5.0
Annie was extremely professional, sweet, and genuine. She made it really feel like she understood my husband and I. She beautifully translated our relationship to a completely customized wedding ceremony that we'll remember forever. We met with her in a coffee shop initially where she discussed her process for writing the ceremony, discussed our feelings on religion, and explained the process for the marriage license. She gave us a template to start from and we found vows and phrases to add or tweak. We added in a few cultural elements and also individually wrote lengthy descriptions of our relationship, how we met, things we liked about one another, etc. We decided to keep the "love story" part of the ceremony secret until the wedding day which was absolutely the right decision. We passed the ceremony back and forth a few times and met for brunch once to get to know each other a bit better. We felt really comfortable with Annie from the start and knew that she would be able to capture the essence of us.

Several people told us how much they loved the personal ceremony since we touched on some really important themes in our relationship, including equality and support. Annie was also spot on when describing our relationship, even though we had just met a few months prior. Her voice is extremely calm and soothing, which is pleasant especially when you're stressed out on the big day. When signing the marriage certificate, she had some extremely kind words for my husband and I and really encouraged us to savor the moment and think about the important things.

The only thing the I wish Annie would've done differently is attend the rehearsal. Although I had my wedding planner read through the ceremony, it would've been nice to have her walk us through it. Either way, the ceremony went without a hitch and Annie couldn't have been better!
Annie was extremely professional, sweet, and genuine. She made it really feel like she understood my husband and I. She Read more...
Annie was extremely professional, sweet, and genuine. She made it really feel like she understood my husband and I. She beautifully translated our relationship to a completely customized wedding ceremony that we'll remember forever. We met with her in a coffee shop initially where she discussed her process for writing the ceremony, discussed our feelings on religion, and explained the process for the marriage license. She gave us a template to start from and we found vows and phrases to add or tweak. We added in a few cultural elements and also individually wrote lengthy descriptions of our relationship, how we met, things we liked about one another, etc. We decided to keep the "love story" part of the ceremony secret until the wedding day which was absolutely the right decision. We passed the ceremony back and forth a few times and met for brunch once to get to know each other a bit better. We felt really comfortable with Annie from the start and knew that she would be able to capture the essence of us.

Several people told us how much they loved the personal ceremony since we touched on some really important themes in our relationship, including equality and support. Annie was also spot on when describing our relationship, even though we had just met a few months prior. Her voice is extremely calm and soothing, which is pleasant especially when you're stressed out on the big day. When signing the marriage certificate, she had some extremely kind words for my husband and I and really encouraged us to savor the moment and think about the important things.

The only thing the I wish Annie would've done differently is attend the rehearsal. Although I had my wedding planner read through the ceremony, it would've been nice to have her walk us through it. Either way, the ceremony went without a hitch and Annie couldn't have been better! Read less
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Rev. Annie Lawrence, NYC Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Congratulations Newlyweds! This is my 1st "less than perfect" (5.0) review on @WeddingWire, so I want to take the correction and respond in a way that supports future couples.

This wedding contract included a Day-of-Rehearsal before ceremony only. I take feedback seriously--so going forward, I will be sure to clearly offer Separate Date Rehearsals as an "add on" to our contract & fee to cover my time & preparation. Live Some, Learn Some!

With Love, Rev. Annie NYC
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Reverend Annie Lawrence did a wonderful job officiating our wedding and we were extremely happy we hired her to do so. She was consistently pleasant, polite, and professional throughout all of our interactions with her. I received multiple compliments from my wedding guests about Reverend Annie. She officiated with the appropriate amount of warmth and gravitas and she was able to set the perfect tone for our ceremony. The sample ceremony template she gave us after our initial meeting was a great foundation and we made minimal changes for the actual ceremony. We would highly recommend Rev Annie to any and all couples looking for a great wedding officiant!
Reverend Annie Lawrence did a wonderful job officiating our wedding and we were extremely happy we hired her to do so. She Read more...
Reverend Annie Lawrence did a wonderful job officiating our wedding and we were extremely happy we hired her to do so. She was consistently pleasant, polite, and professional throughout all of our interactions with her. I received multiple compliments from my wedding guests about Reverend Annie. She officiated with the appropriate amount of warmth and gravitas and she was able to set the perfect tone for our ceremony. The sample ceremony template she gave us after our initial meeting was a great foundation and we made minimal changes for the actual ceremony. We would highly recommend Rev Annie to any and all couples looking for a great wedding officiant! Read less
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