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Rev. Mary-Rose Engle

New York , NY
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New York, NY US 10027 (map)

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646-872-6085

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ABOUT US

Your wedding ceremony marks the beginning of your marriage; give yours a brilliant start by contacting me today.

As your wedding officiant, I am deeply committed to providing... Read more
Your wedding ceremony marks the beginning of your marriage; give yours a brilliant start by contacting me today.

As your wedding officiant, I am deeply committed to providing you and your partner with the most eloquent expression of what gives your union cause to celebrate.

A sense of joy and happiness is what I take pride in bringing to your special day. Your experience with me will be pleasant, stress free and easy. I will treat you as if you are my first AND my hundredth couple – with great enthusiasm, professionalism and a little sparkle.

Upon our first meeting, be sure to bring your ideas and questions. We will go over your vision of your ideal wedding and the details of how I can make your ceremony memorable and meaningful so that you and your guests will have an extraordinary experience. By the end, any questions you have will be answered and you will have a clear idea of what your ceremony will be like.

Besides wanting something extra special, couples hire me for a ceremony that is either

* romantic, meaningful and enjoyable

* spiritual but not religious

* Interfaith, Cultural, Intercultural

* Hindu Plus (Hindu plus Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, etc., or Same Sex.)



A Little Bit About What Makes Me Different:

It is an honor and a blessing to preside over and witness the union of two souls. More than a means to make a living, joining two people in the name of love is my Dharma – a personal calling to serve. I am an ordained interfaith, non-denominational minister who doesn’t just study but actively participates in the world’s religions. I don’t just talk the talk, I walk the walk. It is not unusual to find me participating in services at a temple, synagogue, mosque, church, out in nature or in a yoga studio. I am actively involved at the United Nations Working Group on Girls. Together with my husband, Rev. Todd M. Engle, we founded Engle Heart. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Suite with optional stole
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely. You have the final say.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I encourage it. I have found that the most moving vows are those written from the couple's heart. If you'd like a little help in writing your vows, I can assist. If you don't feel comfortable writing your vows, I can provide a few suggestions.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
After I get to know you a little better, I will suggest several readings, blessings, vows, traditions, music, decor, etc. that I think are reflective of your style and faith. As always, you have the final say.
How long are your ceremonies?
Whatever your heart desires.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do not require it. However, I offer it should you wish or need it.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. They can be lots of fun and are a great way to relieve pre-wedding day anxiety.
Do you supply a sound system?
So far, I have not had the need to bring my own sound system but if the case should arise, I will do my best to accommodate.

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Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose was wonderful to work with. We went with a custom ceremony for our wedding since we had a smaller group, and she left almost everyone in tears. Many people came up to me after the ceremony and commented on how thoughtful and beautifully written the ceremony was. She was very responsive to our feedback and quick to make revisions. Overall she was a great person to work with and I would recommend her to anyone who wants a truly memorable ceremony that makes everyone attending feel special.
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Helen
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We spoke with 3 other officiants before we found Reverend Mary Rose. From the very moment I heard her voice on the phone, I knew she was the one for us. She spoke clearly, had a very soothing and pleasant tone in her voice and helped answer all our questions with ease. On our wedding day she arrived on time, which was all I could ask for considering it was Memorial Day weekend! She did a quick rehearsal with our parents and bridal party prior to the ceremony and made sure everything would go off without a hitch. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. It was emotional, touching, funny, everything we could've asked for. There was a moment I had to read my personal vows and started getting choked up. Rev. Mary-Rose told me to take my time and helped me through the moment. I cannot thank her enough for her professionalism and support. I highly recommend her. In fact one of my bridesmaids will be working with her for her October wedding as well :)
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Simon
Wedding:
5/8/2014
5.0/5.0
My now wife and I are from the UK and thought it would be amazing if we could get married in NYC... After a bit of research on Google we realised one of the things we needed to do was get a wedding officiant... We found Rev. Mary-Rose and boy are we glad we did! Rev. Mary-Rose went so far out of her way to help us, and give us advice right from day one. Over the seven months between initial contact and the ceremony itself any calls text or emails were answered straight away or very soon after. The ceremony itself was amazing and exactly what we had discussed. Rev. Mary-Rose was early for the ceremony and that was even after having to reschedule the time due to park permit restrictions... Mary-Rose even stayed around a while after the ceremony to make sure we were happy and didn't feel rushed or pressured. If we could rate her 10 out of 5 we would. I would highly recommend Rev. Mary-Rose for anyone anytime. 100% happy. Thank you Rev. Mary-Rose! You helped us fulfil our dream!
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Tara
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose was great, we couldn't have picked anyone better. She was one time and also followed up periodically till our wedding date. She did the ceremony exactly how my husband and I wanted it done.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are extremely happy we found Rev. Mary-Rose during our online search for a wedding officiant. She is the first officiant we met with and we knew from our first meeting that she was perfect for us. She is amazing!! She married us on May 3rd, 2014 in NYC and totally exceeded our expectations. What a pleasure to work with from our first meeting one year ago. She is so kind, genuine and calming. What a beautiful soul. She is also extremely professional, organized, timely and thorough. You can tell she spends a lot of time and effort to put together a perfect ceremony which she did for us. We are forever grateful for that. Our ceremony was so touching. We added a "circle of love with rose petals" in our ceremony and Rev. Mary Rose executed it so beautifully after giving us several suggestions for this piece. Our friends and family were completely moved by her beautiful words in our wedding ceremony. Thank you from the bottom our our hearts for make our wedding so special.
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Elissa
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I worked with Rev. Mary Rose closely over a 6-week period. We had a smaller ceremony/event (about 45 people), and pulled our wedding together rather quickly. We were still eager, even with that tight window and smaller group size, to mark the occasion with a memorable and meaningful ceremony, and with Rev. Mary Rose at the helm, it was orchestrated beautifully and exactly as we had hoped for.

She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process; patient, attentive, and always demonstrating great attention to detail. We wanted to incorporate some more unusual neopagan aspects into the ceremony, including an invocation of the elements, and a "handfasting" ritual. Rev. Mary-Rose didn't bat an eyelash at the request, was familiar with the concepts, and helped us to find the right words and means of incorporating both rituals into the ceremony.

Her presence was consistently soothing, and we instantly felt comfortable with her approach, working with her remotely via Skype on several occasions, and going through several drafts as we fine tuned the ceremony and wording.

​​She even came an hour before the ceremony was scheduled to start to ensure that our bridal party was comfortable with the ceremony flow and more unusual ceremonial aspects. Many of our guests complimented the ceremony, and how different and moving it was.

Rev. Mary-Rose is a standout professional, and there was never any doubt that our ceremony would go off without a hitch, with her leading the way. She is also a genuine and kind human being, and somebody who was a delight to have along for such a special time in our lives.
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Chelsea
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary-Rose MADE our ceremony. WE loved it, our family and friends loved it. It was perfect. We had people come up to us during the reception and were like "we absolutely loved how personal you made your ceremony" & "this was the best wedding ceremony that we've been to in years!" We wanted something fun, interesting & upbeat. We had all these ideas that we wanted to include & Mary-Rose made all of it happen. She was so friendly to work with & I recommend her to all of my friends/family & coworkers. She was worth every penny & made the whole process so much easier. She took the time to get to know us & it made all the difference. Thank you Mary-Rose.
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Glynn
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose was the perfect match for us! She was attentive to our requests, and very flexible to our wishes. We can't thank her enough for taking our last minute request, and transforming it into a loving and memorable experience. Rev. Mary-Rose went out of her way to assist us in finding the perfect location to recite our vows. She personalized the ceremony with just the right amount of detail to make it a memory to last a lifetime.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Glynn & Alejandro
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julien
Wedding:
1/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Suite à une recherche approfondie sur internet d’un officiant sur NYC, nous sommes tombés sur le site du révérend. Ses valeurs nous ont paru correspondre aux nôtres. Il fut très simple pour se mettre d’accord sur les détails de la cérémonie. Le professionnalisme dans l’organisation, la grande disponibilité pour nous aider dans nos choix nous ont rassurés. Le révérend a répondu a toutes nos attentes. La cérémonie s’est déroulée merveilleusement dans central park. Nous souhaitions quelque chose de très intime et de très personnel, nous avons été comblé !
Un grand Merci au révérend et à son mari pour nous avoir accompagné dans cette fabuleuse aventure qu’est le mariage.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mary-Rose exceeded our expectations in all regards. My husband and I planned our NYC wedding while living in Singapore. She was immediately responsive to all our questions and arranged to Skype us before we made any commitments. It is obvious that she took notes on our conversations and managed to incorporate special details into our ceremony which made it unique. We even said our vows in English and Maori! Throughout the planning and on 'the big day' Mary-Rose was calming, knowledgable, and someone you would want to be a part of your wedding. Her smile is warm and represents her caring and compassionate spirit. We were unable to have all of our family with us but Mary-Rose found ways to honor them. She is flexible and will craft a ceremony according to your level of spirituality and needs. She even helped us find an amazing photographer. The ceremony was so lovely that our moms cried all the way through. It felt as though she knew us for much longer and was able to capture exactly how we wanted our wedding day to be. I would recommend Mary-Rose to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
For our wedding, we wanted our own personalized ceremony, incorporating some of our heritage, but also incorporating elements of what makes us unique as a couple. For that reason, we searched long and hard to find officiants who took the time to understand us as couple. We read countless reviews and met/interviewed 3 officiants before choosing Rev. Mary-Rose.

Rev. Mary-Rose is warm, personable, and truly took the time to get to know us during our initial two hour casual meeting. This was very important to us, as we didn't want a random person standing up in front of our friends and family, talking about how great of a couple we are. At our meeting, she asked us many detailed questions, took detailed notes, and made sure we had all of our needs met.

Once we committed to her, we collaborated on a unique ceremony from start to finish, including a unique rock ritual that we created together. Mary-Rose wrote the drafts and we edited and modified to our liking. We met with her a second time in person for almost two hours, and also skyped a third time, in addition to exchanging countless emails and phone calls; Rev. Mary-Rose was very responsive, professional, and treated us as friends; we never felt as if we were burdening her.

It is clear that Rev. Mary-Rose loves what she does and takes a great deal of pride in both the writing and performing of each ceremony. We especially appreciated her willingness to be flexible with what we specifically wanted; if we wanted to modify, add or delete her writing, or deviate from her plans, she smiled and welcomed our changes with open arms.

On the day of the wedding, Rev. Mary-Rose was early, organized, and comforting. Rev. Mary-Rose performed a ceremony that brought our friends and family to tears. Countless attendees told us this was the best ceremony they had ever gone to. They said the ceremony was truly "us".

We cannot thank her enough for choosing to marry us. We love Rev. Mary-Rose!
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Casey
Wedding:
12/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience. She exceeded our expectations. We got married in Central Park on a day when it was raining outside and she was a professional about the weather. She helped us find a covered spot in the cold and rain and she was positive about everything. She delivered pictures and a video to us as promised following our ceremony.
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Michael
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Let me say from the start that we had an amazing experience with Rev. Mary-Rose. If you're looking for a compassionate and professional officiant, I really don’t think you can do better that Mary. She was not our original choice, but at the last moment, when things unexpectedly started coming apart with our original officiant, she stepped in and essentially saved our day. I will explain…

Like most, our wedding was in the planning for quite some time. It is not easy pulling off the quintessential NYC wedding, but we had done everything that we had needed to do, and we were ready to go on our wedding day. We had previously selected an officiant, had met with him for the usual pre-wedding counseling, and everything was fine. Without getting into the crazy details, a series of highly unexpected events occurred during the day, which required major time changes. To make a long story short, the original officiant refused to accommodate our time changes. One year spent in planning was about to go down the drain. In desperation we considered our options, none of which were enviable, as we were suppose to leave town for our honeymoon soon after the ceremony. Doing a ceremony down at City Hall early the next morning, after all that planning, would have been a terrible alternative, but it had started to look like our only viable option. Then our photographer suggested Rev. Mary, and in one phone call she was on her way. She met us and our wedding party at our venue, which was 21, and there she performed a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony. In the end everything ended up being perfect, (and actually better than the original plan), and it was all because Rev. Mary was gracious enough to perform a ceremony for us at a moment’s notice. We owe a lot to her, and we’re so very thankful to her. In closing, if you need someone who is genuinely a nice person, who takes great joy in joining couples in matrimony, and who is a consummate professional, then seriously…you cannot do better
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose Engle was fantastic.
We had searched for an officiant that was non-denominational and Mary-Rose was perfect. Working with her was great, she was easily accessible through all forms of social media- we held meetings through Skype and all of our emails and phone calls were answered or returned immediately. We completed a few questionnaires regarding our relationship and Mary-Rose used them to craft a beautiful, personalized ceremony. Leading up to the day, she checked in with us often, to make sure we were aware of how and where to obtain our marriage license and that there were no hiccups.

On the day of the wedding, which required her to travel, she arrived an hour early to meet with us and go over any final arrangements. The ceremony itself was lovely- she is an eloquent speaker and her "sermon" was heartfelt. She is a true professional, while she spoke at our wedding, we were completely captivated and aware that our guests were hanging on every word. Following the ceremony, she explained to us the next steps in getting our marriage license and then she stayed longer, in case we had any questions.

Many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and we owe that to Mary-Rose. Her level of expertise and personal touch truly exceeded our expectations. We recommend Mary-Rose Engle to anyone in need of a fantastic officiant.
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Olya
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary-Rose was a pleasure to work with from the very first meeting. She made us feel very comfortable and was very knowledgeable about all the little aspects that make a ceremony great, she brought up ideas we haven't even thought of which we of course incorporated into our ceremony!! We did not want a religious ceremony and wanted something a little bit more personal and unique and with all of her suggestions and insights that was made a reality. We loved everything about our experience with Mary-Rose and have gotten nothing but compliments about how great and touching the ceremony was from all of our guests. We highly recommend Mary-Rose for anyone's wedding ceremony.
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Meaghan
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary-Rose at Engle-Heart Weddings was such an incredible person to work with. We worked very hard with her for over 9 months to create the most perfect and personal wedding ceremony. While her method of creating a personalized ceremony can be quite tedious, the end result was worth it.

Our initial "meeting" with her was a three hour Skype call to understand her process and meet her, but also for her to start to understand our relationship and how we wanted to express our love. The conversation was intense, intimate, and made my husband and I think deeply and hard about what we wanted in our wedding ceremony. That call was truly what made us fall in love with Mary-Rose and her process, and made us hire her at the conclusion of our call (she was the one and only officiant we met with).

Upon our decision to hire MR, we were given a lengthy questionnaire to fill out - some parts separately, and others together. I'm not going to lie, it was long and rather exhausting, but it really is an amazing tool for Mary-Rose to use to start building the ceremony. She gives you lots of different options to really ensure she finds each couple's unique voice. We were given multiple drafts to read through and edit via email, which made the process of sharing information between the three of us very easy. We had some specific traditions and readings we wanted to incorporate and Mary-Rose helped us to ensure everything flowed seamlessly and appropriately. She really custom builds every ceremony so no two are alike and she is such a professional about it.

After the ceremony, we had a number of our guests go out of their way to tell us how they had never been to a wedding with such an amazing, personal, and intimate ceremony. Everyone couldn't stop raving about Mary-Rose and how fantastic she was. In the end, we knew that all our hard work was well worth it, and that choosing Mary-Rose as our officiant was one of the best decisions we had made throughout all of our wedding planning.
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Maribeth
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Rev. Mary-Rose! She worked very closely with my husband and I to create the most perfect, customized ceremony of our dreams. She spent hours refining it with us and made sure we were 100% satisfied with every single detail. Our ceremony was unlike anything anyone had seen or heard before. People cannot stop talking about it! Hiring Rev. Mary-Rose was easily one of the most important decisions we made and we could not be happier with how everything turned out!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Mary-Rose was my wedding officiant on 9/28/2013 at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, NY. After reading her excellent reviews on Wedding Wire, we contacted her through her website. She reached out immediately and scheduled an initial meeting. Upon meeting her, we both were very impressed by her professionalism, way with words, organizational skills, and general spirit.

We wanted our ceremony to be short, simple, and meaningful. We wanted it to be spiritual but not too religious. She was very open to our ideas, and offered many suggestions to incorporate those aspects into our ceremony. Throughout the process, we felt very comfortable with her. After reading the initial draft of our ceremony, we were in tears!

On the day of the wedding, she arrived promptly and reviewed the schedule with all our vendors. She delivered the ceremony beautifully. Our guests have commented that our ceremony was extremely sincere and meaningful, and many were moved to tears.

After the ceremony, she immediately got our signatures on the wedding license. She mailed in the signed wedding license to City Hall and sent us an e-copy as well. Shortly after returning from our honeymoon, we received the official marriage license in the mail. Thank you Rev. Mary-Rose for taking care of business so quickly!

I would highly recommend Reverend Mary-Rose as your wedding officiant!
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Erica
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Boathouse in Central Park last month and had the privilege of working with Rev. Engle. From our very first meeting with her, we were thrilled with her professionalism and attention to detail. She was an absolute dream to work with - very responsive whenever we had a question and helped us to craft the ceremony of our dreams. Our friends and family who were at the wedding continue to tell us how terrific the ceremony was and that they loved its many personal touches. We could not be happier with how everything turned out!!
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We contacted Rev. Mary-Rose less than a month from our wedding date. We were really getting concerned that we would not find the right officiant for us. She sent me back a very nice and detailed email very quickly and her website explained the different type of ceremonies. We spoke over the phone shortly after and she was very detailed, went over the whole traditional program with us, answered all our questions, gave us some ideas of things we can incorporate to make it unique and made us feel very comfortable. Rev. Mary-Rose was always very responsive to all my emails and always followed up with a call which made me feel that we had chosen the right person. We worked together to create a program that was special to us. We met her for the first time the day of the wedding. Rev. Mary-Rose was very warm and was there to give my now husband advice when he got really nervous about not having his vows ready. She checked in with me to make sure I was ready and gave me a few reassuring words. We are extremely happy that we chose Rev. Mary-Rose to officiate our special day. She truly cares about her couples and it really showed through with a most wonderful ceremony. We couldn't have been happier with our decision. Thank you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We chose to meet Rev. Mary-Rose Engle for the first time, 3 months before our wedding, because of her reviews. After a beautiful ceremony we wanted others to know about her wonderful work with us.

We found her to be warm, professional, and very enthusiastic about our wedding. While drafting the ceremony, she welcomed any suggestions and ideas making us feel this was really our celebration and we were in control. My wife is from Germany and I’m from Haiti, we ended up exchanging our vows in each other’ languages. Our families and friends loved how we peppered in different parts of each other’ culture into the ceremony.

Rev. Mary-Rose was absolutely the best officiant for us, and we can’t thank her enough for making our experience memorable, joyful, and unique. She exceeded our expectations and we believe she will do the same for anyone lucky enough to choose her
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Jonathan
Wedding:
9/10/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we met Rev Mary–Rose Engle , we were made to feel at ease and welcome .The words read during our service were perfect and although the service may have lasted about 15 mins, it was fantastic and we wouldn't change a thing.
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Rev. Mary-Rose Engle responded with the following comments:

Thanks!! So happy to hear that my “Sweet & Simple” ceremony was perfect for you and your new wife – I designed it just for elopements in places like Central Park.
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Søren
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We had our dream wedding in Central Park. A little tip, for those who might consider this, Wagner Cove is a beautiful setting and it has a sense of privacy and overall a perfect surrounding for a ceremony.

After the ceremony we went on a almost magical walk through the Park, taking pictures at all the beautiful spots near by. We could not have picked a better setting.

We are a Danish couple and we found our wedding officiant, Mary-Rose online. She was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. That made it so easy to do all the planning from home and after having a Skype meeting with her, we knew she was the perfect choice.

The ceremony was very intimate and personal, it was simply a choice we will never regret.
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Amira
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Rev. Mary-Rose was the best decision we ever took! From the very first email exchange to the wedding ceremony itself - Mary Rose was doing her utmost to capture exactly what we wanted our ceremony to be like and with the greatest success! Mary Rose was very responsive and thorough in her communications with us and always willing to incorporate new ideas at any stage in the process.
Being an interfaith couple, and coming from mix of a number of cultural backgrounds, Mary Rose was able to capture the diversity in a perfect and natural way. Mary Rose also suggested to us a ritual to be part of the ceremony, of having rose petals showered over us, by our guests as the rose petals meant something special in both our cultures and religions. This was a very special and personal touch that both ourselves and gests loved.
Much work was put in to our ceremony by her, and by the back and forth dialogue the final result was heartfelt and moving and more than we could ever have hoped for!
We had our ceremony on our own rooftop and Mary Rose gladly incorporated this 'non-location' in to the ceremony.
Following the ceremony, we had numerous guests asking us how 'we found Mary Rose' and complimenting the ceremony. Many even wanted the 'write-out' of the ceremony itself, because they thought it was so beautifiul and personal.
We send our warmest and most sincere recommendations to anyone who wants a wedding officiant that is very attentive to the couple she is working with and who will do her utmost to meet their expectations (and exceed them!) with great guidance in the process.
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Amber
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose was a joy to work with!! Here's why: she's 1) a consummate professional; 2) very patient and incorporates your input so that your ceremony is unique to the two of you; 3) extremely thorough -- we got a 22-paged outline/timeline of our ceremony a few months before our wedding which reflected all of our previous conversations, including things we'd said in our initial interview months before; 4) extremely personal and warm, and this came across in our ceremony-- it felt like we had someone who'd known us for years officiating; 5) experienced in a wide array of religions, which attracted us-- we asked for a non-denominational, but spiritual, ceremony, and she did an excellent job at incorporating this request into every element of the ceremony; 6) not only an officiant, but an excellent wedding consultant -- she provided invaluable input regarding how the processional, ceremony and recessional should flow.
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We are from St. Paul and planned an elopement to NYC (Central Park - Cherry Hill). Rev. Mary-Rose was extremely flexible with our dates. My husband and I probably changed our minds about eloping at least twice, and Mary-Rose made sure to stay connected to us.

We loved her first draft of our ceremony, and after the fact, feel like paying additional money for personalization is well worth it. The ceremony was heartfelt and something we will never forget. Our parents even commented that she delivered one of the best wedding services they had ever been to.

Rev. Mary-Rose is a kind woman and we knew we made the right choice after our first Skype interaction with her. Our wedding was perfect in so many ways, and we are grateful to Mary-Rose for her services.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose was amazing from our first meeting to the day of the wedding. After leaving our first meeting, my fiancé and I knew she was the one we wanted to officiate our marriage. Rev. Mary-Rose was also the only officiant we contacted (this shows how awesome she was). As an interracial couple, with different religious backgrounds, Rev. Mary-Rose was able to shape our ceremony to fit both of our needs. She was very attentive to what we were looking for, always asked for our opinions and offered us suggestions to help shape a more personal and meaningful ceremony. Rev. Mary-Rose was also very easy to talk to, friendly, and extremely professional each time we spoke. Whenever I had a question, she was no further than a text, e-mail, or phone call away. She made our wedding day so memorable and special with her presence and her words. We still have family and friends raving about how great Rev. Mary-Rose was and she even inspired a few of our friends to want to get marry soon. Just before the ceremony, my fiancé and I looked at the clouds and was terrified that it would rain. Rev. Mary-Rose was so calming, relaxed, and touching that she melted our fears away. We were able to bask in the moment and forget about the looming clouds. Rev. Mary-Rose definitely exceeded our expectations and we HIGHLY, and I mean, HIGHLY, recommend her to anyone.
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Laura
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
We came from the UK and got married on 21st June in NYC! It was the most perfect day and couldn't have asked for a nicer person to marry us! Thanks
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bianca
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose Engle was easily one of the BEST things about my wedding. I am SO grateful that I rolled the dice and chose her from the WeddingWire list of officiants. Her warmth, energy, professionalism and experience made for an amazing ceremony. She helped my fiance and I i dig deep and find the true meaning of what it meant for us to be getting married. She guided us and gave us invaluable advice when it came to choosing a ceremony style. We opted to write our own vows in addition to the more traditional ones and she worked with us to find our inner voices and bring the best out in our words. I can't thank her enough for the beautiful ceremony she performed and for all of her help coordinating it, from beginning to end! It was so much more than i expected from an officiant and I don't think we could have done it without her! Thank you Rev. Mary-Rose, Nelson and I are forever grateful, you made our wedding complete!!
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Jewelle
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
D'Wayne and I chose Rev Mary-Rose because we were looking for an personal and warm ceremony and having read her other reviews and looking at her website she seemed the perfect match.

She was extremely gracious and accommodating from start to finish. We met with her for longer than we had expected on several occasions to go over all of the details that were important to us. D'Wayne and I loved how she was able to incorporate our love story and our traditions--creating a memorable and magical ceremony.

She made herself available for a rehearsal and was one of the most professional and organized people we had interacted with throughout the entire wedding planning ordeal.

All the interactions we had with Mary were warm and inviting. She has a calmness about her that is felt throughout. She was helpful, enthusiastic, and passionate. Many of our guests mentioned how touched they were by the ceremony she had put together. She went beyond our expectations.
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Rev. Mary-Rose Engle responded with the following comments:

Jewelle and D'Wayne were a great couple to work with- open, sincere and with a lot of heart. My favorite quote, "I adore D'Wayne!"
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose Engle was great from the moment we found her on Theknot.com! We emailed her a little over three months before our wedding ceremony and she was quick to get back to us. Trying to plan a wedding in NYC from Arizona was a bit of a challenge from time differences, to being a same sex couple, to not knowing our way around, but Mary was there every step of the way more than willing to help. We wanted to have our ceremony at Top of the Rock and were told by many others from NYC that this was almost impossible and again, Mary was up for the challenge! After many emails and phone calls we had the pleasure of meeting up with Mary in NYC the day before the wedding. She more than re-assured us everything was going to work out fine. Before we knew it was May 25, 2013 and we were getting married!! Mary's words for our ceremony were beautiful and we could not have asked for more. Our day was absolutely perfect!! Mary is very passionate about her life as an officiant and will exceed the couples expectations.
Thank you Rev. Mary-Rose for being a part of our special day!
Mrs. and Mrs. Herrera!!
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Rev. Mary-Rose Engle responded with the following comments:

I had so much fun delivering their ceremony. Before I pronounced them as "wife and wife" a small crowd had gathered, cameras and phones raised.
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Alison
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose Engle was highly recommended to us by our wedding planner and having her as our officiant was the best decision we made. We met Rev. Mary-Rose about 5 1/2 months before our wedding and from our very first meeting, she was lovely. Very warm and genuinely interested in hearing all about us and our story.

She made us feel at ease and helped guide us through this process, always making sure that we were completely comfortable with the ceremony.

Even after the 5 1/2 months of knowing her, nothing could have prepared us for the day of and how incredible she was - our guests were so impressed by her and the way she delivered our ceremony. People are still talking about it. She has a gift and a way with words.

The ceremony was beautiful, unique and very much us. It definitely exceeded our expectations. We are so thankful and feel very blessed to have had Rev. Mary-Rose as our officiant and part of our wedding day.
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Rev. Mary-Rose Engle responded with the following comments:

Not every couple takes me and my husband out to dinner. Alison and Casey were the exception, and in so many other ways. Favorite quote, "Alison really is that nice."
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Erik
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was exactly what my wife and I hoped for: the genuine spiritual touch without being overtly religious. Mary was very flexible and accommodating; the ceremony, under her direction, was really about my wife and I, and she delivered it with a unique presence that drew admiration from our family and friends. I give her my highest praise and recommendation.
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Rev. Mary-Rose Engle responded with the following comments:

In spite of their original officiant canceling just 10 weeks before their wedding, the bride showed up incredibly calm *and* early. Very sweet couple.
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ANNA
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
If I could sum up Rev. Mary-Rose Engle's services in one word it would be OUTSTANDING! I can honestly say that there wasn't a dry eye in the house at our personal 40 person wedding. One of the things that stood out to me was her attention to detail. Our ceremony was extremely personalized and I truly felt like it was written for US and only US. We were in constant contact for about 7 months via email with timely, detailed and responsive answeres to my plethora of questions. After our ceremony, it just confirmed what I already knew from our initial meeting....that she was the right choice to make our wedding the personal and loving day that I always imagined!. She is as advertised.....I strongly recommend her services, a true professional in her craft.
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Rev. Mary-Rose Engle responded with the following comments:

It was important to the bride to honor her two children and make them feel a part of the service. We created a special Candle Lighting ceremony that symbolically represented their family coming together. In the cozy and intimate atmosphere of the restaurant, it was beautiful.
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Crystal
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiancé ( now husband ) and I wanted a spur of the moment wedding ceremony in NYC during my birthday stay from Hawaii. Rev. Mary was flexible. She met us at Rockefeller center to wed us. On time. Amazingly nice. For us hawaii people it was like having an aunty there with us. Rev. Mary-Rose was everything and more. I'm glad we found her.
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Rev. Mary-Rose Engle responded with the following comments:

Awww. Nice to know the couple felt really comfortable in spite of hustle and bustle of Rockefeller Center.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Simply put -Reverend Mary Rose did an incredible job for us! We chose her after an extensive search on the Internet. She was wonderful to work with, personable and genuinely interested in our love story.

She was able to weave together the details we wanted in our ceremony, and did so by creating a heart-warming ceremony so much so that my brother-in-law was brought to tears.

She arrived early with enthusiasm and yet as she spoke to us before the ceremony her calming nature put us both at ease. She exceeded all my expectations (and I have been told I am a perfectionist.) she made our short, simple ceremony magical for us!

The Pool area of Central Park West was a beautiful, private area to hold our small ceremony.
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Rev. Mary-Rose Engle responded with the following comments:

One of my hero couples. Twenty-five (25) years after their private Commitment Ceremony, this same-sex couple was able to tie the knot in NYC. Because of their home-state's laws, they were not able to publicly declare their new status back home. Here's to marriage equality for everyone.
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Tamara
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
What can we say about Rev. Mary-Rose? She delivered an incredible ceremony that set the tone for our entire wedding day. Mary-Rose was a true professional – when we first reached out to her, she was very prompt to respond to us and we set up a teleconference to speak together to see whether we were a good fit (one of us was in Washington, D.C. for work, one was in Brooklyn, and Mary-Rose was in NY). We were on the phone for over two hours and Rev. Mary-Rose asked the most pertinent questions – Tamara even cried. We were already so impressed with her at that stage. We knew that she was the officiant we had been looking for.

Rev. Mary-Rose spent a lot of time crafting a custom ceremony just for us – allowing us ample time and opportunity to make any changes we felt were needed. She also created a new wedding ritual based on an idea to seal our wedding vows into a special keepsake box with a bottle of wine, so we could open it on our anniversary to drink the wine and renew our vows to one another. We will keep this tradition in our marriage, and the passage Rev. Mary-Rose wrote for us for this ritual was just perfect.

Rev. Mary-Rose exceeded our expectations. She was very professional and also warm and welcoming to all of our guests at the ceremony. So many of our guests shared with us how much they enjoyed our wedding – and how personal it was. Rev. Mary-Rose had a large part in making our wedding day ours – and one we will always have the fondest memories of.
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Audrey
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We can’t tell you how much we appreciated everything Rev. Mary-Rose did for us in preparing for and officiating our wedding. It truly was the most exciting day and Rev. Mary-Rose helped make the most important part of it, the ceremony, so special and meaningful. She so wonderfully helped us address all of our concerns of meshing what we wanted with what our families expected, which allowed us to truly have exactly the ceremony we wanted. We knew right away that she was ideal for us. We loved how she related to us in so many ways. It was also extremely nice to have one aspect of the day – her – that I had the utmost confidence and assurance would go perfectly. I knew Rev. Mary-Rose could tactfully handle any situation that arose. We have highly recommended Rev. Mary-Rose to several folks and will continue to do so.We can’t tell you how much we appreciated everything Rev. Mary-Rose did for us in preparing for and officiating our wedding. It truly was the most exciting day and Rev. Mary-Rose helped make the most important part of it, the ceremony, so special and meaningful. She so wonderfully helped us address all of our concerns of meshing what we wanted with what our families expected, which allowed us to truly have exactly the ceremony we wanted. We knew right away that she was ideal for us. We loved how she related to us in so many ways. It was also extremely nice to have one aspect of the day – her – that I had the utmost confidence and assurance would go perfectly. I knew Rev. Mary-Rose could tactfully handle any situation that arose. We have highly recommended Rev. Mary-Rose to several folks and will continue to do so.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Mary-Rose officiated our October 5th wedding and I cannot speak highly enough about our experience with her. From the second my husband and I met her we were so impressed by her professionalism and obvious passion for her career. We immediately felt at ease with her and knew her calm and kind presence was exactly what we wanted on our wedding day. We did not regret our decision! She took the time to truly get to know us as a couple and to learn exactly what we were looking for. As a result our ceremony was so very special and so US. She managed to move everyone to tears and our guests cannot stop commenting on how unique and beautiful it was, as well as what a treasure Mary-Rose was. As your wedding officiant she will far exceed your expectations (as she did ours), and make the entire experience fun and stress-free. You will not be disappointed!
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Jenny
Wedding:
9/30/2012
5.0/5.0
My Uncle was supposed to come to America from the Philippines to marry my husband & I, but unfortunately he couldn't make it. Rev. Mary-Rose helped us have the perfect ceremony & incorporated Filipino traditions without being religious which is exactly what my husband & I wanted.

It was a pleasure to meet Rev. Mary-Rose. She was immediately warm & friendly without being overbearing, false or scary. From the time we met Rev. Mary-Rose to our correspondence after our lovely ceremony, she has been very reliable & professional.

Rev. Mary-Rose helped us make our ceremony at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens very unique and very "us." We felt at ease the entire ceremony & I could tell from looking at our guests that they were enjoying the ceremony & were emotionally moved.

Rev. Mary-Rose was very helpful with incorporating my husband's (he is from Dublin) Irish culture into our ceremony as well.

After the ceremony and to this day, our guests have been telling us that our ceremony was the most moving ceremony they have ever attended.


We trusted Rev. Mary-Rose with helping us make our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it to be & her segments were very powerful & apt. She has a very calming presence & we would definitely recommend her to anyone getting married. Our ceremony was perfect & better that we could have ever imagined it to be.
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Colleen
Wedding:
9/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We would recommend Rev. Mary-Rose to anyone looking for a wedding officiant in the NYC area. She was super to work with before and during the event, and our wedding ceremony ended up being everything we hoped for and more! Rev. Mary-Rose talked with us via phone (we live in Seattle!) several times as we were planning our event and we never felt that distance was a hindrance to planning our ideal ceremony. She gave us great ideas and insights, and allowed us to put our own personal touch on all aspects of the ceremony to ensure we were comfortable and satisfied with the plan. Meeting Rev. Mary-Rose on the day of the wedding made us even more comfortable with the plan because she was organized, prepared, kind and flexible. She had everything ready to go and easily mingled with our family and friends as we were waiting to start. Several of our guests remarked at how wonderful she was - and we completely agree! We would recommend Rev. Mary-Rose to anyone looking for a unique, personalized wedding ceremony overseen by a professional and caring officiant. She really made our ceremony special and got the day off to a great start!
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Paul
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose performed our beautiful wedding ceremony. The beauty of that ceremony far surpassed our expectations. It was exactly what we wanted. The gentleness of her voice soothed us and we are forever grateful for her presence on that very special day. She truly has the gift for performing wedding ceremonies, and we wish her luck and happiness in the future.
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Philip
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Mary-Rose Engle was very friendly and made my new wife and I feel very much at ease. Her lovely ceremony was enjoyed by all present and we all very much enjoyed the service and were glad this was conducted by Rev Mary-Rose Engle.
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Arnaud
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Perfect service as per our requirements! Highly recommended!
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Victoria
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We were absolutely thrilled with the amazing job that Rev. Mary-Rose Engle did at our wedding and during the planning stages. From the first time we spoke with her we were confident in her ability to provide a memorable and professional ceremony for us with a unique touch. She was very attentive to our needs and worked within our time frame and budget. Rev. Mary-Rose composed a beautiful and unforgettable ceremony that we and our guests both found added to the success of the wedding. Though our morning started with chaos (like most weddings), Rev. Mary-Rose arrived and her presence was calming and reassuring. Her professionalism during the ceremony was impeccable. We had audio mishaps that she handled with ease and humor. We are honored that she served as our officiant and highly recommend her to anyone that seeks a high quality, and flexible wedding ceremony.

"Don't worry. Be happy. Every little thing is going to be alright"

Sincerely,

Christopher and Vicky Pett
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Arlene
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We can't thank Rev. Mary- Rose enough. Our ceremony was so beautiful, more than we could have wished. We could not have asked for anything better. It's been a few days since our BIG day and our family and friends are still speaking about how beautifully or love story was delivered. Many of them were moved to tears. She really took the time to get to know us and we appreciate that because it showed in her hard work. She was always willing and available when we needed her help making things so easy for us to plan the perfect wedding. We confidently placed all of our trust in her and she never let us down. We're grateful that we had Rev. Mary-Rose Engle to help us begin the new chapter of our life together as husband and wife. She was awesome!!!

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rodriguez
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Based upon the recommendation of a dear friend, my then fiancé and I agreed to speak with Reverend Mary Rose Engle to determine if she was someone we would be comfortable in having marry us. Neither of us would consider ourselves “religious” nor are we regular church-goers, so it was important that whomever we selected for this most special day would perform our ceremony with genuine warmth and compassion without being to “preachy”. Based on our telephone interview, we both had a good feeling about Mary Rose and decided to select her as our officiant.

One week before our wedding, we met face-to-face with Mary Rose for the first time. She exuded such warmth and compassion. Her peaceful demeanor was a welcome calm in the midst of last-minute wedding preparations. Mary Rose walked us through the ceremony details and previewed some of our story headlines. She also listened carefully to our own wishes and requests so they could be incorporated into our ceremony.

Our ceremony took place on a lovely outdoor terrace overlooking Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. No words can describe the magic we felt. Everything came together beautifully and most importantly the ceremony itself. It felt like Mary Rose held us in the palm of her hand, easing our nerves and connecting us with our guests assembled to share this most special occasion with us. In the middle of a city with 8 million people, Mary Rose made us feel like we were the only two people on Earth! Her special touches throughout the ceremony truly made for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for my husband and me.

We invited Mary Rose to remain for the reception immediately following the ceremony. It was fun to introduce her to our guests, all of whom complimented her on having captured the essence of who we are as individuals and as a couple in the service.

We feel truly honored that Reverend Mary Rose Engle officiated our wedding ceremony and wholeheartedly recommend her for yours.
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Irita
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose Engle made our ceremony absolutely beautiful. She not only was able to provide us what to do once we got to New York but also provide beautiful locations to have the ceremony in Central Park. We are glad that we chose her to be our officiant. Without her we wouldn't have had the beautiful ceremony that we had always dreamed of.
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved the wedding ceremony Reverend Mary-Rose Engle prepared for us. We were having difficulty trying to create a non-religious ceremony which was still special and meaningful for us. Reverend Engle helped us with many ideas to add meaning and depth to our ceremony while still allowing us to remain ourselves. Also, the questions she asked us to respond to really allowed her to create a very personal and moving ceremony for us. Our guests even commented on how personal and intimate the ceremony was. Reverend Engle also made the entire process very easy and seamless. We easily created and refined our ceremony through email communication. She adjusted our ceremony with us until we were absolutely satisfied and felt it was perfect. She was very professional and asked all the questions (things we forgot about) to make sure the ceremony was seamless and beautiful. We had complete trust in her throughout the entire process. Her demeanor and voice were calm and inspiring, and created the perfect tone for our ceremony. We were thrilled, and highly recommend her.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I am forever grateful to our officiant, Rev. Mary-Rose Engle who truly made our ceremony so special with her spiritual presence, eloquently spoken words and her personal touches about my husband and me. We met Rev. Mary-Rose 5 months before our wedding and she was our second officiant we had met but as soon as we began speaking with her, I knew her calming presence and passion for what she did was perfect for our wedding. We instantly asked her to be our officiant that same day and we are so happy that she officiated our ceremony.

From the beginning, Rev. Mary-Rose made sure she created the ceremony that we wanted and she gave great suggestions for any questions we had. We wanted a simple, Christian but semi-traditional ceremony that didn't have too many religious rituals added and Rev. Mary-Rose made us feel so comfortable about it. She never tried to change our opinion about the type of ceremony we wanted and she was so accommodating on our requests including adding our traditional Korean bow to our parents that brought a great cultural element to our ceremony. Rev. Mary-Rose's professionalism, high level of organization and commitment to us helped us feel confident throughout the five months leading up to the wedding and during the ceremony. She was also so helpful in directing our large bridal party of 14 during our wedding rehearsal during a hot NY July summer day and was so reassuring throughout the whole process. She far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend her to any bride and groom who would like to find someone to entrust their confidence in. Many of our friends and family are still talking about how moving the ceremony was and how touched they were by Rev. Mary-Rose's words. My husband and I both felt so present and also felt so surreal during the ceremony and it was Rev-Mary Rose who helped make our ceremony so meaningful and so beautiful. Thank you Rev. Mary-Rose for creating such an extraordinary ceremony. It was truly a perfect day!
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Victoria
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary-Rose Engle was amazing. She listened to everything we asked and was so helpful in guiding us to the perfect ceremony. We received MANY compliments on her style from guests after the ceremony. I highly recommended her.
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Patty
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Rev. Mary-Rose because she made us feel really comfortable, her recommendations were great and she was very nice to work with. Great communication, very professional and awesome personality. She was very calm, relaxed and that helped us to feel GOOD...
We love her so much that we are planning on renewing our vows next year at Yankee Stadium!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose was fantastic. She really catered to our needs and was receptive to what we wanted in our ceremony. She was warm and engaging and really provided a beautiful and memorable ceremony!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We were all profoundly touched by the ceremony that Rev. Mary-Rose delivered for us this past weekend. Immediately afterwards and throughout the evening, our family and friends approached us to comment on the power and eloquence of her words and the beauty of her presence. One couple shared that the ceremony had moved them to recommit their own wedding vows! Others said that Mary-Rose prompted them to reflect in new ways on their relationships.

Several months prior to the big day, we had interviewed a few officiants, none of whom communicated the genuine warmth and commitment to her role in weddings that Mary-Rose did. At every stage of our preparations together, we felt that she was fully invested in getting to know us, sincerely cared about our union, and understood the potential power of the ceremony not only for us but also for our guests. Moreover, she was committed to helping us to express who we were as a couple through our vows, personalized rituals, thoughtfully composed sections dedicated to our family members' and our own story, and beautifully interwoven personal details. From start to finish, the ceremony felt uniquely us.

Throughout our preparation together, Mary-Rose was prompt and professional in her communications, even when she was on vacation on the West Coast just prior to our wedding. Our face-to-face meetings, which were thoroughly enjoyable conversations, affirmed our love and reenergized us through wedding preparations that at times were quite tedious or taxing. Mary-Rose has a great sense of humor and terrific personability.

We are thrilled to have had her. She was essential to making our day absolutely magical.
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bridgehudson6
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
After researching a few officiants, we decided to call Mary Rose for a consultation. From the very 1st conversation, we felt that she understood who we were as a couple and exactly what we wanted out of our ceremony. Through our conversations and subsequent assignments from Mary Rose, she helped us tap into our emotions and then blended our thoughts and our words into a ceremony that was deeply personal and specific to us. She made sure she understood our feelings about love, religion and culture and crafted the ceremony in a manner that was reflective of our values. To say that our guests were moved by her words doesn't even begin to cover it. After our wedding, we had countless guests coming up and saying how they were moved to tears. In the days following our wedding we had friends and family asking where we found her, what church she was part of and how they could get in touch with her. It was clear she had made a lasting impact on everyone in attendance. We would highly recommend Mary-Rose to anyone looking hoping to make a lasting impression on their special day.
Services Used: Officiant
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Peter
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we chose Rev. Mary-Rose to perform our ceremony. We couldn't have asked for a more professional, dependable, or organized officiant. From the moment we met Rev. Mary-Rose she made us feel very comfortable and answered any questions we had. Rev. Mary-Rose really takes the time to get to know the couple and through a series of questions/interviews she creates a very personal and touching ceremony. The couple is always engaged in the process and the end result is something very beautiful. Many of our guest commented on how intimate and personal our ceremony was. We would recommend Rev. Mary-Rose to anyone.
Services Used: Officiant
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Kerri
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
After reviewing several officiants online and contacting many, we knew Rev Mary-Rose was the one after our first phone call with her. She spent as much time on the phone with us as needed to get to know us, how we met, about our interest together and where we see ourselves in the future. She also was very kind to help us find the perfect spot in NY to get married as we were eloping from New Orleans and answered all of our questions (which we had MANY!) like, best time to get our marriage license, how far in advance, what happens if it rains, photographers and florist to recommend. She was just absolutely wonderful to work with. By the end of our first conversation, we knew she was perfect and we didn't need to look any further. We felt as if we knew her for ever. A few weeks later we had our first draft of our ceremony and it brought tears to our eyes as we read it. She had captured everything we told her in our conversation. As it got closer to the wedding day, Rev reached out to us many times making sure we were all set. She contacted us the day before making sure we were all set and had our meeting place figured out. On the day of we met just as we planned. Then the ceremony.... What can I say....absolutely perfect! There were 10 of us total and we all had a tear going at some point. The ceremony was personal, heartfelt, and sincere. We are all still talking about just how perfect our ceremony was. Thanks again Rev for sharing this special day with us and making it so memorable!!!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Tom
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so delighted with Mary-Rose's personal and sensitive wedding service to us, from helping us to define our ceremony to the clear and immediate communication all the way through the planning process. She was very open to the choices and the changes that we made to our ceremony, which we wanted to be heartfelt mixed with spirituality. Mary-Rose clearly has enough experience to know that the morning preparation of a wedding can be chaotic and nail-biting - she was there at the agreed time to make preparations and was very good at calming the nerves of the groom! Her delivery throughout the ceremony was faultless and her timing was perfect. All of our guests said how touched they were by the ceremony and how moved they were by her honest and authentic delivery. There was not a dry eye in the house!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Cand2012
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Rain or Shine - Rev Mary is your officiant! She was very professional and was available on short notice - 2 days! The ceremony was beautiful, personal and chosen by us, based on her great suggestions. She was very passionate in her delivery. We appreciated all she did for us and couldn't have asked for more. After the ceremony - she even stayed to help spray us with bubbles for our pictures! I highly recommend her!
Services Used: Officiant
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Gleanda
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
“Such a beautiful Wedding day”
It was a pleasure having Mary-Rose as our Wedding Officiant. We had a beautiful Wedding Day and the Ceremony was such a moving and memorable moment. We will carry that feeling in our hearts forever. I’m so grateful for the Reverend’s commitment to making our Wedding Ceremony something special. She put attention to all the details, sharing tips and advice to create a personal and beautiful moment.

From the moment we first spoke on the phone, through all the time used for preparations, to the final moment of the Wedding Ceremony we felt Mary-Rose’s caring and helpful support. We felt both comfortable and confident throughout the whole process. We felt your honest concern to make our Wedding ceremony a memorable and special moment reflecting our values, qualities and our joint story. We loved her interpretation of our history and how she brought to light all the beautiful details that makes our relationship unique.

Thank you, we will forever carry this blessed moment in our hearts.
Jonas & Glenda
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kate.johnson
Wedding:
2/26/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just returned from a romantic weekend in New York City, where we were married in Central Park. We had been carefully planning a private destination ceremony in New York for the last few months. We were so lucky to find Rev. Engle. She was friendly, open-minded and helpful from the very start. She returned e-mails and phone calls promptly and was very professional. Her personality was incredibly warm and approachable, which meant so much to us on our wedding day.
We found her prices to be quite reasonable and would recommend her services to anyone in the nyc area.
Services Used: Officiant
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Joseph
Wedding:
1/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Mary-Rose was fantastic from the start of our day. She identified me straight away as the nervous man stood outside Central Park. As we walked to Bow Bridge for the ceremony she took the time to find out a little more about us and helped to put my mind at ease, as well as recommending a few places to try out in New York during our stay. The actual service conducted by Rev Mary-Rose was absolutely beautiful, the words were so fitting and we will cherish them forever. She had a calming influence on our day and helped to make the memory special. All paper work and legal matters were taken care of effortlessly and everything ran smoothly despite the really cold weather. I can whole heartedly say that I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rev Mary-Rose to any of my family or friends considering getting married in New York.
Thanks again for making our day so special,
Joseph and Debra Gough, England.
Services Used: Officiant
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Mercedes
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved everything about our heartfelt ceremony. From the beautiful way Rev. Mary-Rose described our lives and love for each other to our guests, to the unique poem that depicts our love for dance. It was as though she had known us forever. Our guest are still talking about how moved they were by the words spoken that day. You could feel the love in the air. I forgot my vows the day of the ceremony. Rev. Mary Rose kept a copy of our vows with her just in case something like that would happen and sure enough while I was getting ready with my bridesmaids I forgotten to grab the sheet of paper I had written my vows on, during the ceremony Rev. Mary-Rose handed me her copy, I was so glad she saved the day. With all the emotions flowing, there was no way I would have remembered my vows. We wanted someone professional but not boring, someone who spoke with meaning and not just reading a script, someone with personality and confidence and all this we got from Rev.Mary-Rose. We were very pleased with our selection. Thank you Mary-Rose.
Services Used: Officiant
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Joseph
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
When we found ourselves months away from our wedding without an officiant, we asked everyone we knew for help. Then a friend told us about Rev. Mary-Rose. We reviewed her website and thought she was very down to earth and a possible match for us. After our first phone conversation, we knew she was perfect. She did a great job of combining our two very different backgrounds with subtle hints of each of our religions (Catholic and Hindu). We are very big music buffs and she even incorporated some very special lyrics that meant so much to us. We found her to be really flexible and friendly. On our wedding day, our ceremony was the least of our worries. She arrived totally prepared and ready to roll with the punches.
Services Used: Officiant
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Robert
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary-Rose did a beautiful job crafting the ceremony. When we were planning our wedding we knew that we wanted something very personal and special while not being a religious wedding. During our first meeting with Mary-Rose, we both were convinced that our wedding ceremony was in excellent hands. She left no stone unturned when asking about our wedding, ourselves, and how Shaz and I felt about each other in order to get inspiration and a clear idea of what to write and say for our wedding. Being an artist and illustrator myself I know that having as much information as possible for any job, makes the project run smoothly, quickly, and efficiently. By sending drafts and arranging phone meetings to discuss the drafts, it made the entire process since the meeting all the way to the day of ceremony efficient, well organized, and excellent. The result was a beautiful heartfelt ceremony, where all of our guests felt the energy and love that Shaz and I share and feel for each other. Mary-Rose is an artist of ceremonies, and every one of our guests told us how moved they were with the ceremony. I would recommend Mary-Rose to everyone especially those who want to truly express their love for each other and have their friends and family feel that love.
Services Used: Officiant
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karella
Wedding:
5/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Personal, Unique and Memorable
We had such a great wedding day and were pleased to have Rev. Mary-Rose as our Officiant, who did such an outstanding job composing and performing the ceremony. She was able create a ceremony the way we wanted (in a non-traditional way), and kept it simple and organized. Our wedding was held at Central Park on a beautiful spring day that left a lasting and meaningful impression to both us and all our guests. Rev. Mary-Rose integrated both of our different cultures with ease. In the weeks prior to the wedding, Rev. Mary Rose guided us through what was, for us, an intimidating process of selecting the various elements, rituals and readings to craft a ceremony that represented our diverse backgrounds and really reflected our personalities. She was ready with a bounty of information, ideas and resources. She is talented at what she does and listened to our needs. We had interviews with other Officiants but we found Rev. Mary-Rose and her husband Rev. Todd to be very personable and authentic and genuinely interested in creating a unique and special day for us. Rev. Mary-Rose was also great at managing our rehearsal and organizing the logistics of our unique outdoor ceremony so that everyone knew what was expected and everything ran smoothly. She created a unique and personal ceremony that will now be a lasting and precious memory for us and our guests; bringing a unique quality to the most meaningful day of our life.
--Roger and Carolyn (Manhattan, NY)
Services Used: Officiant
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Anthony Filipovich
Wedding:
12/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary-Rose was extremely professional and organized during the whole process of creating a ceremony that reflected our beliefs, values and love. But most importantly she had a genuine caring for us and a deep commitment in making our special day perfect. This was highlighted by the glow that came from her when she did the actual ceremony; she was beaming with joy and it was obvious that taking part in bringing two hearts together is a deep passion of hers.

Thanks and lots of love, Fatima and Anthony.
Services Used: Officiant
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Jenniwileman
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Mary-Rose was the best choice we could have made for our officiant. She met with us ahead of time to get a good feel for who we are and what we wanted to make our ceremony special. She put together a very personalized ceremony and it was perfct, we couldn't have been happier. We would recommend her to any of our family and friends!

David & Jenni Wileman
Wedding date: October 02, 2010
Services Used: Officiant
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cwong
Wedding:
2/1/2010
5.0/5.0
We wanted so much to express our appreciation for the most special and spiritual wedding that we had in Egypt on 1st Feb 2010.

The whole event came up almost overnight - it all started while we were on the River Nile cruise when Len (Haya) proposed, which really caught me by surprise and subsequently, we were overwhelmed by the idea to commemorate our wedding ceremony on the same day as Baba's birthday! It was meant to be that Rev. Mary-Rose was there with all of us on this trip and to make it happen.

The timeline in which Rev. Mary-Rose had to work to put together the ceremony was very, very short. I was very anxious and did not know what to expect but all that anxiety vanished the minute I listened to the ready suggestions she gave and at the same time open to the ideas we have in mind. Both of us are very impressed with the whole preparation because we depended fully on her arrangement. Everything went smoothly and it was beautiful.

The whole event was exactly what we wanted - we wanted it to be simple, sentimental and memorable. The best part is, there were 80 of us present in this ceremony and everyone was very receptive to it.

We can't thank Rev. Mary-Rose enough for her attention and expertise on our special day. We will always cherish our special day, thanks to her.

~With Much Love, Shreem & Haya, Singapore
Services Used: Officiant

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