We knew as soon as we first spoke with her that Reverend Alyson was the right person to officiate our wedding at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI on 9/26/20. She was easy to talk to, an experienced and dynamic public speaker...
, and a talented writer. Moreover, she was extremely generous with her time and sincere in her quest to get to know us as a couple and create a unique ceremony that accurately reflected our love story.
We couldn’t be happier with the final result, which was a perfect combination of gratitude and remembrance, scripture and storytelling, personality and tradition. Alyson was a pleasure to work with, allowing us multiple opportunities to review and provide edits to the ceremony. She was very responsive and came to the table with the direction and vision we were lacking. The best testament to her work came from our guests, some of whom described ours as the most touching, personal wedding ceremony they’ve witnessed.
Thank you Reverend Alyson for making our ceremony the highlight of our wedding day!
Reviewed On 12/10/2019 by Rachael H
Alyson is down to earth, professional, and attentive, she is kind and knowledgeable, she was a great addition to our wedding and we really were thankful to have chosen her!
Reviewed On 11/05/2019 by Sarah W
Alyson was the officiant for our wedding in June. She was so warm and friendly at our first meeting making her an easy choice. Working with her on the ceremony script was also easy and she was flexible with what we wanted. The ceremony was exac...
tly what we wanted, she did a wonderful job! I had quite a few guests tell me that it was one of the best ceremonies they have been to and thought Alyson might be a family friend because she fit in with us so well. Highly recommend her!
Reviewed On 5/07/2019 by Krista H
Alyson is such a warm, genuine person- she makes the perfect ceremony officiant. She took the time to get to know us and what our wants were for the service and WOW did she deliver! I wish weddings were like birthday parties and we could have h...
er marry us every year.
All of our adult guests commented on how friendly and amazing she was, many assuming she was a friend who had rallied to the charge of helping us to marry. When explained we only knew her for a couple of months, they remarked on how well she knew us and how well she met our "feel" for the wedding.
Alyson's process is simple and painless and she is awesome, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
Reviewed On 11/20/2018 by Meghan F
Alyson was wonderful to work with and helped us create the most beautiful ceremony. She really takes the time to sit down with you, understand your relationship deeply, and create a perfectly represented ceremony. She is also super open to feed...
back and input, and I always felt like she wanted the ceremony to be ours. The result was fantastic, touching, and unique -- definitely not your average cookie-cutter ceremony. If you want someone that will make it super personal and truly cares, Alyson is your officiant!
Reviewed On 8/06/2018 by Majken Caroline M
Where do we start? Alyson was simply amazing. First off she took the time to get to know us, so she'd know what we wanted. This wasn't easy because I lived in an other state and my fiancee' lived in another country, but she managed just ...
the same (thank you, Skype). Then she catered the ceremony to exactly what we wanted, and then also came up with additional fantastic ideas all her own that we hadn't even considered. On the day of the wedding, she eased our nerves with her gentle warm nature and good humor and made the day just....perfect. Both my wife and I are very grateful and we highly recommend her to future couples.
Reviewed On 6/18/2018 by Chad C
Alyson served as the officiant at our wedding, and she helped us create a wonderful ceremony that combined our own unique elements with tradition. We wanted someone who had officiated same-sex weddings before and could help us answer some of th...
e questions we couldn't solve on our own, and Alyson was just the right person. She was so friendly and pleasant from the beginning. When we met with her to discuss our ceremony, we talked with each other for a couple of hours and she was extremely easy to talk to, but pushed the two of us to think. About each other, our reasons for getting married, and what we wanted from our ceremony. Then, she put it all together into the most amazing ceremony we could imagine. We both teared up when we read Alyson's first draft. She helped us incorporate meaningful readings into our ceremony and gave us tips as we wrote our own vows. On the day of the ceremony, Alyson performed an absolutely stunning ceremony and included a moment for the two of us to really experience our union that our guests say "give them goosebumps when they think about it." She made us laugh, cry, and really experience the joyous occasion as it was happening. We're so grateful to have found Alyson and highly recommend her for other couples who are searching for an officiant.
Reviewed On 6/17/2018 by Shumei H
I found Alyson on line since I wanted an officiant who can customize a ceremony that isn't entirely conventional. Alyson really took the time to get to know us: she had a detailed questionnaire for us and then we chatted for a good two hours. S...
he listened to our vision for the ceremony and then wrote a script for us to review. Alyson was also good at making practical advice on the time frame of the ceremony and giving suggestions on different elements to add to the ceremony. Most importantly she has a warm personality that put people at ease. She did a full rehearsal with us two days before the wedding and the big day went very smoothly. We'd definitely recommend Alyson especially if you're looking for an officiant who is open-minded and experienced who can make your ceremony "yours."
Reviewed On 6/22/2017 by Emily P
Alyson went above and beyond our expectations of what to expect for our wedding ceremony! She is extremely receptive and quick to make excellent recommendations. My new husband and I were pretty vague about what we wanted because we weren't exa...
ctly sure, but we knew what we didn't want and Alyson accomplished it perfectly. We gave her a few guidelines when we met with her in person, and she asked us questions about ourselves and wrote the most beautiful ceremony that was custom tailored to us. No "insert-name-here" and repeat ceremonies here, everything was beautifully written and personal! There was not a dry eye in the house! Thank you Alyson!
Reviewed On 4/28/2017 by Peter O
Alyson officiated our wedding on April 15th. Things went off without a hitch!! And this was in VERY large part as a result of her. We went back and forth and made changes along the way during the planning process and her suggestions were spot o...
n. She also recommended a couple things that very morning once she saw the venue and layout and her suggestions made our day that much more special. I don't plan to get a divorce so I'll probably never need to hire Alyson again BUT if you are getting married you SHOULD. A-One!!!!!
Reviewed On 7/26/2016 by Marc M
Reverend Alyson was very attentive, helpful, and positive.
She helped make our wedding the perfect moment we were hoping for.
Reverend Alyson is an excellent choice for your wedding officiant!
Contact Info for Alyson C. Arnold, Ceremony Officiant
The wedding ceremonies I create and officiate are very unique – as unique as the couples I marry. Once you fill out a questionnaire that tells me what makes you different from all the other couple’s out there getting married, we will meet. Sometimes it takes an hour – sometimes 2. We laugh, we joke, we dig - until I finally understand the essence of this life that is happening between you. My fees vary from $295-$650. Please visit my website for lots more information, fee structure, and many more reviews.