About this Vendor
Romantic & Intimate NYC Weddings
Congratulations on your Engagement! I'm overjoyed to celebrate your Love Story. "I Do" Weddings in NYC that are happy, personal, intimate, & uplifting. In over 10yrs & 1,000+ ceremonies from elopements to 5 star locations, couples & guests tell me The Ceremony was the *best* part of the day.
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony
People can not stop talking about how amazing our wedding ceremony was and that is thanks to Rev. Annie. From the moment we met with her a year before our wedding we could tell that she was the officiant for us. She understood where we were coming from and what we wanted and had great suggestions as to how to make our both (very different in terms of religion) families happy. We wanted to ceremony to be about our two amazing families coming together - and she did that with grace and ease. Even my mother who had her heart set on a church wedding said that she did a wonderful job. We are so grateful for her calming presence before the ceremony - standing with us during pictures and doing a small talk on the importance and significance of the marriage license. We are forever grateful - thank you for making our day so special!
Fantastic Officiant!Reviewed on 8/19/2015 Claire S
Review from the Groom: Cannot recommend Annie enough. She gave me the feeling to be with the right person from the first minute we met her! We did not really know what our ceremony should look like, so Annie gave us helpful recommendations and guidance for us to create our very own wedding ceremony. Preparation for the big day can be tiresome, and Annie managed to balance the interaction with us so we always had the feeling that the ceremony preparation was always in good shape, without it being overwhelming to us. Her presence at our wedding had a calming effect on both of us, and she did a marvelous job hosting the ceremony, as well as guiding us through it. Review from the Bride: Annie Lawrence did an amazing job helping us planning our ceremony. From the day we met her in a coffee shop in the west village, we knew she was the right person to officiate our wedding. We were still in the infancy of the planning stages of the wedding and she really helped us identify the right "feel" we wanted for the ceremony by giving us several options for how it could go. She checked in with us consistently over the next few months and was very patient, even when we were being a bit indecisive about some of the wording. On the day of the wedding, Annie arrived early and went through a quick rehearsal with us and our families, which really helped us feel relaxed. The ceremony was perfect. Many family members and other wedding guests commented on what a beautiful job Annie did. Her warmth, sincerity and wealth of positive energy really helped to make our wedding day extra special.
The perfect officiantReviewed on 8/13/2015 Julie Y
Not only was Rev. Annie wonderful to work with, we received so many compliments from our guests about how wise of us to choose her. Everyone kept telling us how great she was...we couldn't agree more. She was heartfelt, cheerful, a joy to listen to and work with, attentive, just truly a wonderful person. Thank you for making our special day so beautiful. We couldn't be happier! We highly recommend Rev. Annie if you're looking for someone to make your special day even more special than you could imagine.
Amazing Officiant!Reviewed on 11/08/2015
Rev Annie made our ceremony very special! There wasn't a dry eye in the house. She was articulate, passionate, expressive and joyful, which helped our vows come to life. She was amazing with our flower girls as well as ourselves at making sure we were all at ease. Annie made sure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted and what we had envisioned. Rev Annie surpassed our expectations. She is just a lovely women.
Annie was an amazing addition to our wedding! She was so easy and comfortable to work with leading up to the big day and really aimed to ensure that we, our family and our friends were all considered during the day. We had so many of our guests tell us that they really enjoyed the ceremony. Many thanks again Annie!
Rev. Annie is so incredibly warm and kind. We are so honored that she performed our ceremony. Honestly we spent the least amount of time preparing for our ceremony, but Rev. Annie made it so beautiful (she did a phenomenal job gauging our interests, personalities from our Skype sessions and questionnaire) - so many guests commented on how moved they were!! 6 stars for this incredible woman.
Wonderful Wedding Officiant! Annie performed our surprise wedding ceremony in August. She made our ceremony romantic and personal. Our guests loved the ceremony. She is a warm, caring and inspiring person. We are both so happy and would highly recommend Annie.
Rev. Annie was absolutely perfect. She put together a beautiful ceremony on very short notice. All of our guests were very impressed and thought it was one of the most intimate, special weddings they have ever attended. We strongly recommend her!!
Rev. Annie was the perfect choice for our ceremony. We gave her little guidance of what to say during the ceremony, yet every word she spoke described our relationship to a T. She is professional, kind, caring, very accommodating and was always available to talk when I needed to speak with her. I have only been married once so I have no other experience with officiants, but so far Rev Annie Lawrence is the best and I would not have wanted anyone else!
Rev. Annie officiated our Central Park wedding a few months ago and my partner and I couldn't be happier. She's exceptionally warm and friendly and has a calm, spiritual presence about her. She was also incredibly helpful throughout our entire wedding planning process; she explained the ins and outs of the ceremony, recommended ideas that we could implement, and completely calmed our nerves. She also worked with us to create a wedding ceremony that highlighted our relationship story, personalities, and spiritual beliefs, resulting in a deeply meaningful ceremony. We highly recommend her to all couples looking for a NYC wedding officiant!
We used Rev. Annie in partner with Le Image photography for our Central Park Elopement. She literally brought all 8 of our guests to tears and was sure to make note of the special moments as they happened. (My mother lost it when I signed the certificate and Rev. Annie pointed out that it was the last time I would be signing my legal maiden name.) I would recommend her services even if you're not eloping as she did an amazing job scripting the service to be *just* exactly what we were hoping for. <3
Rev. Annie is the best!!! Annie was our officiant for our wedding at the Central Park boathouse August 28, 2015 and we are so happy she was a part of our special day! From the first conversation I had with her over the phone I could tell how genuine she was. After meeting with her we knew we had found the perfect person to marry us! She really took the time to get to know our story as a couple and the type of ceremony we wanted. It is so clear from working with her that she is passionate about what she does and she does an amazing job! Once I saw her on my wedding day I felt much more calm knowing she was there. She put together the most beautiful ceremony I received compliments about her throughout the evening. Annie is truly such a sweet and caring person and I couldn't imagine a better person to marry us! If you're searching for a wedding officiant look no further and call her she is simply the best! Thank you for everything Annie !!
Thank you Annie you made our day so special. From the very first time we contacted you made us feel at ease and when we finally met on the big day you were much more than we expected, softly making suggestions and guiding us through the ceremony, putting all of us at ease and making sure we enjoyed every minute. We had waited 28yrs for our special day and you made sure all went to plan and better that we could have hoped.
We literally count give Annie enough stars! From the moment we contacted her until our big day she was patient, knowledgable and an absolute Saint! It's never easy to plan a wedding from another country but she helped take all the stress out of it. From the very beginning she gave us the steps we had to take to get our paperwork sorted so it was all legal. She also helped us choose our spot at the Bethesda fountain. On the day itself New York traffic was its charming self causing us to be late but Annie patiently waited and chatted to our guests and my husband to be until I could arrive. The ceremony was beautiful and her words heartfelt and worth all the many months of planning! Overall I can't recommend her enough! Don't wait.. Choose Annie!
Annie was simply amazing, she was so sweet and so caring (she gave us the motherly earth we needed for the ceremonial scene). What a wonderful person, and true professional at all means. Her words were emotional and had a deep meaning to us. She was extremely punctual and direct. I honestly have nothing bad to add about Annie.
Annie was fantastic! We could not have imagined any one else marrying us. She made it personal and special. She was supportive throughout the whole process and made us feel so comfortable on the day. Our ceremony was everything we wanted and more and so much of that was because of Annie! We loved her!
Truly magical! Rev Annie is amazing!! It poured on our wedding day at Cop Cot in Central Park and her calm enthusiasm made our day perfect. She made the experience so personal and easy. I can't say enough positive things about the wonderful Rev. Annie.
Not enough stars!Reviewed on 4/22/2015
Reverend Annie is so utterly wonderful in every way. My partner and I are from SC and got married in Manhattan having only spoken to Annie over the phone. I can't imagine our wedding without her, and I had a nearly endless stream of questions from my guests about how we managed to find someone so extraordinary. (Some asked if she knew us in advance because she is so caring and so earnestly happy for us.) Annie is one of the kindest, most genuine people I have ever met—a sweet, loving and gentle spirit who is absolutely phenomenal at what she does. She took care of every detail, guided us very gently through every step of the ceremony, handled the timing perfectly, balanced our desire for a simple ceremony with meaningful words, directed the venue and the crowd where we needed her and stepped back when the timing was right. Her words and sincerity and joy shine out, and I hope we get to see her again some day on a future trip. She truly is a wonder, and we feel so fortunate to have met her, much less to have had her standing next to us on such an important day.
Annie is AWESOMEReviewed on 12/26/2014 Carol M
Annie was AMAZING! We got married on a cruise ship and thus did not get to pick or meet our officiant prior to the day. Annie was so positive and uplifting and personable. She made our ceremony so special and unique to us. I could not have picked a better person to marry us! She drove my husband to tears with her words. I can not sing her praises enough!
Absolutely wonderful - book her now.Reviewed on 12/20/2014 Sheryl G
I don't know where to begin with this review. First of all, I don't normally write reviews but I want everyone to know and read about Annie. If you're reading these reviews because you are planning a New York wedding and need an officiant then stop right now, look no further - Annie is for you. I promise you from the moment you make contact with Annie you will not regret it. I was planning a New York wedding from Scotland and found it hard to make decisions on vendors without meeting them but as soon as I reached out to Annie I felt like I'd known her for ages, She was very quick at replying to my emails and helpful in answering all my questions. Punctual for our many Skype calls always with a huge smile on her face. We were made to feel like her No 1 client even though she was probably managing lots of other weddings. She would answer my questions before I even asked and any issues I had in my head about the day (what if it rained, where will we go) she made me feel so at ease, always providing me with a solution and I knew I could trust her. She knew how to manage and deal with me, someone organising an overseas wedding, so well and I can't thank her enough. Annie is without a doubt professional, kind, caring and I promise you, not only will she make you smile and make you feel relax throughout the whole process, but all your guests too will smile and love her. Every single guest at my wedding complimented Annie - she has the most lovely nature and it reflects onto you. She came to our hotel the morning before our wedding to go over everything, which was the first time we met and she was such a joy with us. We can't thank Annie enough, from the bottom of our hearts for making our ceremony one we will never forget. It's nice to know that whenever we're in New York we now have a friend to look up. I can't stress enough - Annie is the best and a true, sincere person!
Friendly and proffesionalReviewed on 12/14/2014 Ashley T
We came all the way from Scotland to NYC to get married in a very small intimate ceremony. I had a chat with Annie on Skype a few months before and I had no hesitation for her to be part of our day. She is friendly and very helpful and all of my family spoke so highly of her after the ceremony. We kept things very simple however Annie was always at the other end of an email had we wanted to add or change anything. I love that she has a great social media presence, so even although we never met before the day her posts on twitter, facebook and instagram made me feel like I knew her well and helped me visualise how our day would be. For all destination wedding couples considering her I would say go for it. I was so happy to finally meet her and filled full of excitement as it hit 3pm, she came out to greet us and was so calming as she explained how things would work. She made my nervous dad feel much more at ease as we waited to make our entrance! This is one of my favourite moments from the day and annie was part of it!
Excellent OfficiantReviewed on 11/02/2014
Myself and my husband were wed by Rev. Annie in August. We arrived from Ireland and had been let down by our officiant we had previously booked. Rev Annie was recommended to us and she was excellent. She skyped us to nail down exact ceremony details and then she was in touch with us regularly to ensure we got our personalities into the ceremony.Also she had no problem with us adding to it. She makes everyone so relaxed on the day and she is very much in tune with peoples needs. I would thoroughly recommed her for the big day.
So happy with Rev AnnieReviewed on 10/31/2014 Erica
Rev Annie was quite literally the BEST vendor out of all the vendors we worked with for our wedding. We got married in Long Island, NY, but live in CA, so with the time difference, calls can be hard. She was happy to work via e-mail. Right from the beginning and all through the process her e-mails were clear, friendly and she responded in a timely manner. We had a video call with her to just make sure it would be a good fit and my (now) husband and I thought she was just great over video. So glad she chose her! Over the course of the months, she coached us through writing our parts of the ceremony and totally went with the flow when there were things we wanted to change (we found this "go with the flow" attitude rare with other vendors). She gave us lots of options and suggestions. The day of the wedding, she was AMAZING. My family is a tad high-strung and she was on-point keeping everything together. She talks in the most light, calming way, I have ever heard :) So peaceful! Which is just what we all needed. The ceremony was lovely and we still have guests telling us how nice it was. Annie was at the start of our cocktail hour and sweetly asked if she could get a photo with us. She also grabbed a few other photos on her phone and sent them to me later. What a sweetheart. Thank you Annie! All good things! See you on Facebook!
NYC - Central Park WeddingReviewed on 10/30/2014
Rev Annie officiated our intimate wedding ceremony in Central Park New York. She made our day perfect. She spent time with us before the ceremony to calm our nerves and bring us into the moment. The ceremony itself was delivered with so much love and sincerity. The whole experience was perfect! Annie is a beautiful endearing woman who I will never forget x
10 star officiant! Book her now!Reviewed on 10/30/2014
We are a New Zealand couple who eloped to New York in September 2014 and had the privilege of having Reverend Annie officiate our day. There aren’t enough words to describe how perfect Annie is! We chose her from her online description and her hundreds of amazing reviews and she was a superstar from the moment we met her on skype. Annie made us feel supported every step of the way and helped us create an amazing one of a kind ceremony that we and our guests loved. We highly recommend Annie to anyone getting married, she truly deserves a 10 star rating!