About this Vendor
For a Wonderful Start to Your Wedding Day!
Your wedding ceremony begins your life as a married couple, and should be personal and unique to the two of you! As your officiant, I spend time getting to know you, and work with you to make your ceremony something that you will cherish and remember as one of the happiest moments of your life!
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Non-Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Oh wow. Hiring Renee at A Lovely Ceremony was one of the best decisions my husband and I have ever made. We had a shared vision on what a perfect ceremony was, but it was definitely one that was nontraditional-- and the hardest thing about being nontraditional is that there aren't a lot of references out there to go off of! And when you're planning a wedding, getting a ceremony down to the T can seem nearly impossible. The best way to describe Renee is she's an expert at her craft. I really never knew an officiant could be so good. When I first got ahold of her by phone, it was a relatively short period before the wedding. I left her a voicemail and that same day she got back to me. We spoke for over an hour! She just wanted to get a feel for what kind of couple we were, our passions, our likes and interests... She was easy to meet up with, and she gave us examples from what I imagine must be a huge arsenal of all the wedding ceremonies she's written. She had a plan for each part of the ceremony and helped us make it perfect. Day of, Renee had a bit of a scratchy throat but it didn't stop her at all. Seriously, no one had any idea, she's an amazing orator! She spoke perfectly: the right pauses, the right pace, all of it. She gave us lots of great advice for a more intimate ceremony. I had a funny couple of moments where one eyelash (!!) then the second (!!!!!) came off my makeup as I teared up, ohhhh my goooosh.... *boom,* there's a handkerchief from Renee. She, my husband and I all got to laugh to ourselves at such a funny moment, but nobody else in the crowd even noticed. She didn't skip a beat, and honestly, all of them were in tears anyways. *Happy* tears, obviously. It was THAT good. Hire Renee! You cannot go wrong with her. She will make your ceremony perfect. <3, Tina & Ethan
We were referred Renee and A Lovely Ceremony from friends of ours who had their wedding performed by her. After contacting Renee by email, she immediately scheduled a video call so we could get to know each other. A few moments into the video call my now wife and I had an instant rapport and immediately made the decision to have Renee to perform the ceremony. Not only did she work with us to provide us with a ceremony that would be both elegant as well as comedic, but she was able to assist in a number of facets that we, as Non-Florida residents, were uncertain about. For instance, Renee was knowledgeable about the marriage license application process and timeline which allowed us to easily complete it from hundreds of miles away. Due to circumstance, our rehearsal was held in a ballroom and our wedding was slated for a different venue. Renee was knowledgeable of the details of our Disney venue and was able to inform us on where certain markers would be. As a result we were able to visualize where we would stand, where to walk, and how to face. This made the actual ceremony comfortable and minimized the amount of faux pas on our part. Because of this, the ceremony went exceedingly well. Renee has a wonderful sense of humor that complemented our somewhat goofy personalities but is very professional to ensure the integrity of the ceremony. She is extremely personable and she was invested in our ceremony to ensure that it was as magical as we could have imagined.
Renee gave us an absolutely magical ceremony! I wish I could give more than 5 stars! We started with a skype chat to get to know each other, and her warm personality and love of geekiness hooked us right away. She even has a magic wand to wish us a Happily Ever After! Over several months and many emails, Renee helped us write a ceremony that had so much personal meaning for both of us. She started by sending us a lot of ideas and sample ceremonies, and we told her which ideas we liked. Then a rough draft, and more edits as time went on. It honestly felt like collaborating on a masterpiece. If you want a special and unique ceremony, Renee will work with you to give you that. By the time our wedding day arrived and we finally met in person, Renee felt like an old friend. On the big day, she gave us some good tips about how to keep our minds focused on the moment and keep it that much more meaningful. She helped us feel relaxed and calm and grounded to what really mattered. Our ceremony was full of pure joy. We want to get married again because it was so much fun the first time! Renee Silverman was absolutely the right choice for our wedding ceremony, we are so lucky to have worked with her.
The ceremony that Renee helped us to write was absolutely perfect, even with us being so heavily involved, which was an incredible experience, it far exceeded our expectations. The fact that there was not a single dry eye “in the house” is truly testament to Renee and how she brought our words to life. Renee, you are incredibly good at what you do and we are both so delighted that we found you and that you agreed to be our officiant. Every single one of our guests commented on the ceremony and how much they had enjoyed it… one even said that it was the best wedding they’d ever been to (my Mum.. so possibly a little bit of bias) however we are both inclined to agree! The three tips that you gave to both Mike and I on the day really did help to settle the nerves and as you know the “dabbers” that you brought along were put to good use, even in spite of me being adamant that I wouldn’t cry! The past couple of months have absolutely flown by and its hard to believe that it has been almost six months already, married life has been a great experience so far and we will never forget you and the ceremony that you helped us to create. You said to us a few times that you "love what you do"... without a doubt this is very obvious and we'd both just like to say, "you're incredible at what you do!"
She made our ceremony truly lovely ;) When my husband and I met her we knew that we liked her immediately, we probably talked to her for about an hour, and we felt like she made it so easy to get to know her and be comfortable. Its more awkward than you think to open up to a stranger about the intimate details of your life, but ultimately you want to incorporate those into your ceremony. She made it so easy, and gave us so much creative control, but also made sure that it would flow correctly. Our guests remarked that she made it seem like she had known us forever. She gave us advice to remember during the ceremony so that it would be even better too. The day of the wedding ( and every day leading up to it) she was so calm, and hunted down the maid of honor, and the best man to get their signature, and made my job of being the bride so much easier. Brides, trust me on this, anything to take the stress off you is worth it. I was very particular in not wanting a cookie cutter ceremony with the same stuff that is said at every wedding, and Renee helped us find the right blend. Our guests also commented on how the ceremony was "so us" and they could tell that it was written just for our special day. We also had the extreme displeasure of having to cancel our first attempt at a wedding due to Hurricane Irma, and she was totally calm and helped us find a new day. Thank you again Renee, you made our day beautiful, and we will always treasure it.
Nothing but great things to say about renee and our our beautiful ceremony. She is responsive and always receptive to changes and questions. Our beautifully custom written ceremony really represented what we wanted no cookie cutter pre made wording here
Renee was always our top choice! On the very first phone call she truly wanted to get to know us as a couple, what brought us together, our common interests and why were deciding to take the next big step. She told us how no to ceremonies are alike and she truly enjoys creating personal and memorable experiences. Along the way she kept us organized by giving us deadlines for the ceremony drafts and was clear about when payment was due. Renee was also a huge help when it came to the logistics of obtaining our marriage license. And of course, she brings her magic wand that added a very special touch to an already magical day.
Renee is such an amazing human. If the world was full of Renee what a truly loving place it would be. She left me feeling I’d know her for a life time. A life time full of love. Thank you for touching my life even for this short moment. You helped make our day truly special. I cannot thank you enough. May you receive as much love as you give. You deserve all the warmth of the sun. Much love xXx
I discovered Renee Silverman through a Facebook group of Disney Brides. Many brides had recommended her, and when my photographer told me to work with her for my Walt Disney World Vow Renewal, I knew I had to! My husband and I chose to utilize the benefits of a custom ceremony. Renee was flexible and worked around our schedules to accommodate our phone interviews. She put together the most beautiful, personalized ceremony (incorporating Disney elements, which we loved!) for our Disney Vow Renewal at The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. We were so happy with Renee's work. She even gave us a copy of the customized ceremony as a wedding gift! She is such a thoughtful person. We loved having her as our Disney Vow Renewal officiant! Thank you, Renee!! Five stars all the way!
My husband and I chose to have a Disney World wedding mainly because we were looking to have a magical day at our favorite place. I can honestly say Renee, and our ceremony, was the BEST, most magical part of our day. Renee was incredibly helpful with assisting us in preparing our vows and really took the time to get to know us as a couple. She was so, so creative in adding fun aspects to our ceremony, while perfectly capturing my husband and I's love story. She treated me as if we were lifelong friends on my wedding day, and the lovely chat she had with me before walking down the aisle really helped to calm any nerves. Renee goes above and beyond to help make it a perfect day. Not only was she amazing with vow writing, but her timeliness in responding to emails and her helpfulness with information on name changes and obtaining the marriage certificate was outstanding. My husband and I will most definitely book Renee for vow renewals in the future!!
The calm demeanor she brings to the ceremony is worth its weight in gold. She knows what she is doing and we would hire her in a heartbeat if we had to do this all over again. In fact, she will be hired for our vow renewal when the time comes. I was super stressed out leading up to the wedding for various reasons and Renee was able to break through that. I'm not even sure she is aware of it. Because of her, I was able to focus on the important things, my soulmate. She is someone you can count on to get it right the first time. She truly fits the role of a Fairy God Mother. Thank you, Renee!
Renee was practically the easiest wedding decision we made and she was just as wonderful as we had imagined. She is incredibly responsive with e-mails and made it easy to set up time to meet (via Skype since we are from Texas) when we first introduced ourselves and again when we were finalizing our ceremony and needed a little extra help and re-assurance. We had decided to write our own vows and Renee was a tremendous help for both of us when it came time to put our thoughts into words, helping us edit/revise the vows and making sure the tone matched (we kept our vows secret from each other until the big day.) At the rehearsal and on the big day she was a very calming and sweet presence and you truly feel that wedding ceremonies are a passion for her. She will give you lots of great tips throughout the process -- we could not have chosen someone better.
Renee is the sweetest woman you could ever work with for your wedding day. She genuinely wants to get to know you, the couple, so she can put together a ceremony fit to your interests and styles. She's prompt with emails and phone calls? Renee is the best officiant in the Orlando area. You start tearing up at the alter, she's got tissues. You want a magical end to your ceremony? She's got a magic wand! She makes sure you're happy with your ceremony so your wedding day is perfect. I recommend her for all those getting married!
If I could rate Renee higher, I would! Working with her on our wedding ceremony was so wonderful. My wife is often very shy, but Renee is very warm and has a kind presence, even over Skype, and you instantly feel comfortable with her. She is very thoughtful, came up with brilliant ideas, and created a ceremony that truly encompassed who we are as a couple and creatively worked in details specifically from our story together. At the rehearsal and on the wedding day itself, she was helpful in calming our nerves and making sure we all knew where we were meant to be. We both discussed later that hiring Renee was one of the best choices we made for our wedding. Thank you, Renee!
Renee was a wonderful officiant who gave us so much to work with and allowed us to create a unique experience that was entirely our own. She was a warm and wonderful presence at our special day and made it a breeze. I was able to do everything that needed doing all the way from Australia so when my husband and I arrived at our Disney Wedding everything was good to go. I could not recommend her more.
My husband and I were married in February 2017 at Sea Breeze Point on Disney's Boardwalk Resort. When it was time to select an officiant, my husband and I spent time viewing multiple officiants, performing ceremonies on their websites. These officiants, including Renee, are listed on Disney's preferred officiant list. As soon as we viewed Renee in action, we knew she was the one for us!! Renee promptly responded to my email and phone messages. We had a telephone interview that lasted about 2 hours. My husband and I connected with her immediately. After discussing with us what type of ceremony we were looking to have, Renee sent us multiple templates of different types of ceremony vows. She spent hours working with us on customizing our vows. Family members and friends were extremely impressed by how personalized and heartfelt the vows were. They were also taken by the amount of emotion that was invoked in both my husband and I throughout the ceremony! We both wanted to incorporate something creative into the ceremony. Renee introduced to the “Wine Box Ceremony.” It was another fabulous idea that my husband and I absolutely loved, as well as our wedding guests. Renee worked with us to keep our wedding ceremony at 10 minutes or less in length, which was very successful. We can’t thank Renee enough for making our wedding ceremony absolutely magical, heartfelt, and memorable!! If you are looking for an officiant, I encourage you to contact Renee. She is truly amazing!! Thank you again, Renee!! Sincerely, Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Davis
My husband Patrick & I could not have wished for a more wonderful officiant! Renee was absolutely magical and we both felt so blessed to be able to work with her. From the very beginning, Renee was so wonderfully involved and offered great advice during the planning process, she was always there for us and really quick to respond to any of our questions or concerns. On the day of the wedding i felt so comfortable and happy because i knew what Renee had put together for our ceremony and just her overall presence created the most magical atmosphere! I would reccomend Renee to everyone out there getting married, she is so trusting and knowledgeable about creating and presenting ceremonies. She makes every ceremony unique and special and we could not have been more thankful. The whole process was amazing and if we ever do a vow renewal she will be the first person we contact! We love you Renee!!! Happily in Love, Pat & Jess
My new husband, Todd, and I worked with Renee on our ceremony for our wedding in Walt Disney World earlier this month, and we can't say enough about how special she made our wedding day for us. From the intial point of contact to the wedding day, she worked with us on creating a truly unique, memorable ceremony that was EXACTLY what we wanted. We had a very small wedding with immediate family only, and we didn't get any sort of rehearsal included in our wedding package with Disney...but our ceremony was extremely important to us. We knew we needed a non-demoninational ceremony, and we wanted the ceremony to be all about us -- how we met, our shared passion for running, and, of course, incorporate a few touches of Disney magic. Renee not only helped us write a ceremony that captures so much of what makes us unique as a couple, but she took the time to schedule extra calls with us to ensure that we always felt comfortable and knew exactly what to do on the big day. She was always quick to answer e-mails and offer support and guidance on everything from the process of filing for a marriage license to offering feedback when we were writing our personal vows. On top of all of that, she is super sweet, personable, and an absolute pleasure to work with -- I was actually a little disappointed that we didn't get to spend more time together on the wedding day! If you are looking to create a wedding ceremony that's personal and unique, we can't recommend Renee enough -- hiring her was, by far, one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!
Renee was truly magical! From the start after calling a couple people as soon as we spoke to Renee in the phone we knew she would be the one we wanted to marry us and be apart of our best day ever! From making us feel like family and giving us a truly different custom ceremony to go with our beauty and the beast themed wedding that she did a fantastic job meeting all our expectations. Honestly she made the process so easy and fun and stress free by taking care of all the large and tiny details. After one draft we basically had a ceremony that needed no changes and that we had been beyond excited about! Also even in times where things got hectic for her she never didn't reach out and was always a call or email away no matter what! We feel so blessed to work with Renee as she truly is unbelievable and so sweet. Our day could never been as special without her help and her presence. We love you Renee we are forever grateful to have had you be apart of our happily ever after!!
Unbelievably wonderful person!! I knew from the moment I spoke to her, that she was the one!! She was extremely hands on and worked with us every step of the way, sending us numerous drafts of our ceremony, incorporating all of our ideas, and finally presenting us with the perfect ceremony! It would have been nowhere near as perfect without her!!
Renee married us on 10/16/16, and everything was utterly perfect. She listened to what we were like as a couple and made brilliant suggestions to match. The readings she suggested went over wonderfully with our guests, people kept asking what they were from! Renee is caring, sweet, and dedicated to making sure your wedding goes down without a hitch. Thank you so much for making our day at Disney that much more beautiful! <3
Jeremy and I wish we could give Renee a 1,000 star review. She deserves every single one! Having Renee be apart of our day was magical. Not only is she an amazing officiant but a truly wonderful person. She helped us to create such a great ceremony our guests are still coming up to us and complimenting her. I don't want to get married again but I'll certainly be giving her a call for a vow renewal! -Kristen Conlon Wedding Date 9/18/16
It was such an honor having Renee as our wedding officiant. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and perfect. Throughout the entire process Renee sent us many great suggestions, one of our favorites being the wine ceremony (which our guests could not stop raving about!). Renee made the entire process so warm and personable that we even had guests asking if she was a family friend. Thank you once again Renee for making our wedding ceremony an unforgettable part of our lives!
My wife and I got married April 19th of this year, so this review is long overdue! For us, finding someone to officiate our wedding was one of the most difficult and stressful aspects of planning our wedding. We really wanted to connect with our officiant and be able to feel truly comfortable with them. We had our first meeting with Renee over Skype and immediately knew she was the one! It was like we'd known her forever. She was just the sweetest thing ever, so genuine. You could see in her eyes that she really loves what she does. It was impossible not to fall in love with her! Over the course of a few months Renee helped us plan our ceremony, sending us tons of information and examples. We wanted to write most of our own vows and she guided us through the process ensuring every detail was perfect. We can not thank you enough Renee! You were such a huge part of our day and we couldn't have done it with out you!!! We absolutely adore you! xoxo-Jen & Melissa Deegan
Renee was such a joy to work with from start to finish. I had my first consultation with her over the phone last fall, and knew immediately that she was a perfect fit for my husband and I. She is such a kind, thoughtful and professional officiant. She really made us feel so special, and worked with us to create the most perfect ceremony. The day before the wedding, I was SO overwhelmed and stressed, and she melted all of the jitters away during our rehearsal. She even made sure to email us that night to check on me! I could not recommend her enough. What an amazing woman with the biggest heart!
Meet The Owner
I've been performing wedding ceremonies since 1977, and am passionate about what I do! The first ceremony I performed was for a dear friend -- we've stayed in close touch over the years, and always talk about the fun we had on their wedding day! Since that time, I've had the honor and privilege to be a part of so many weddings -- each one unique to the couple who's being married -- and it never gets old to me! "Do what you love -- love what you do" is so true! There's no better job in the world!