Member Since: 12/10/2012
Annie brought such amazing spirit, warmth and calm to our wedding and the whole planning process. She was one the best parts of our wedding experience and the best decision we made! Our guests were so excited by our ceremony and it set the tone for the whole night. On a more personal note, her calming aura right before the ceremony was exactly what I needed in those moments. She's amazing! Thanks Rev. Annie!
Member Since: 11/24/2013
The thought of planning a wedding in New York City was a bit daunting, not the least of which involved finding the ideal officiant. Fortunately, we found Reverend Annie who not only conducted our wedding ceremony in a most thoughtful, warm and loving way, but also guided us through the entire planning process, culminating in a picture perfect day in Central Park. Best of all, Reverend Annie's grace and charm wasn't lost on our guests, many of whom shared our impression.
Like others here, it was important to us to strike a proper balance between our Jewish and Protestant beliefs, all the more challenging as neither of us is especially religious. Annie did so beautifully and we're so appreciative of all she did on our behalf.
Member Since: 11/16/2013
My wife and I are a same sex couple from Australia. Unfortunately Australia does not agree with same sex marriage so We decided to elope in New York City. We did an online search for someone to marry us that supported our decision as a lesbian couple to show our commitment to one another by sharing a life united by marriage. We found Rev Annie and fell in love with her immediately! From the moment we contacted her She walked us through the whole process and made us feel very at easy with everything. On our amazing wedding day Rev Annie was so sweet and friendly. She made us feel very relaxed. She will forever hold a special a part in our hearts!!!
Member Since: 11/15/2013
My wife and I were truly blessed by everything Rev. Annie did for us and our wedding. She listened to us, worked with us, and kept us calm and in the moment. Annie provided a guiding hand as we made our decisions, and she always kept us pointed toward love rather than getting caught up in details. Her equal passions for equality and spirituality helped keep us focused and blessed from our first moments until our last.
Member Since: 11/10/2013
Rev. Annie made our very special day - perfect. She also guided us through the marriage application process and helped us choose a beautiful venue in Central Park for our ceremony. Perhaps what we loved best was her kind spirit and warmth prior to and during the ceremony, as well as the personal information and influence she requested from us and incorporated into our ceremony and wedding vows.
Member Since: 10/30/2013
Annie was everything we could have hoped for in an officiant. Her presence was a rock to the both of us, not just on our wedding day, but throughout the entire planning process. We received several compliments throughout our reception on how beautiful the ceremony was and that it set the tone for the entire party. My wife and I are not particularly religious, so we wanted to have a ceremony that was not heavily God-based, while paying tribute to each of our faiths (her Jewish, me Catholic). Annie stuck this balance PERFECTLY. Annie is a wonderful, warm, engaging person and was a friend and confidant to us. I would STRONGLY recommend Annie to ANY couple looking for an officiant.
Member Since: 10/6/2013
I cannot say enough about Reverend Annie! She officiated the most perfect wedding imaginable and made possible a day we will never forget. Her warmth radiates with each word she speaks and her mere presence evokes a feeling of serenity and love. So lucky to have been married by Reverend Annie.
Member Since: 10/5/2013
After 19 years my partner and I decided to get married. Unfortunately North Carolina does not believe in marriage equality; fortunately New York and Rev. Annie do! Rev. Annie performed the most magnificent, intimate sunset wedding at Wagner's Cove on September 5, 2013. Planning a wedding can be stressful in itself, top that with planning a destination wedding with an online officiant and the stress is bound to rise. However, with Rev. Annie that was not the case. From the first phone call to the I Do's, we could not have asked for better communication or support. No only was Rev. Annie our officiant, she was our friend through the whole process.
Member Since: 10/4/2013
I attended a wedding for my friends. It was at the last minute that they contacted Rev Annie. She accommodated them without hesitation. fit them into her schedule and really put them at ease. She met with them before the ceremony and really listened to what they said. She incorporated their story into this beautiful and sincere wedding ceremony that was done from her heart.
Rev Annie is warm and loving to all people and definitely made this wedding a memorable one.
Member Since: 10/9/2011
Where do I even begin about this incredible woman?! We were hooked up with Rev. Annie by a total accident, and I think it was fate that brought us to her!! The officiant we had originally hired could not perform our wedding due to a serious illness. We found out about 5 months before our wedding, the script was in final draft and everything. Annie was a trusted colleague of hers and came to the rescue.
We met and felt immediately connected to her. Once we received her draft of the ceremony we were thrilled; she stayed true to our vision but added her own sweet and romantic twist on things. She was in contact with me leading up to the day of, I did not once have to reach out to her. She contacted my vendors and venue and coordinated with them without my telling her to do so. All in all, she works so efficiently and is always a step ahead of the game.
On the day of the wedding she completely blew us and our guests away. Her calming and "zen" nature was EXACTLY what I needed; her pep talk right before I walked down the aisle really helped center me. I also loved our signing of the marriage license before the ceremony, she made a beautiful speech and it was almost like a mini-ceremony with our parents and bridal parties. That was a really special moment for me.
And of course our ceremony was FLAWLESS. People still can't stop raving that it was the best, most romantic ceremony they had ever been to. She took what hubby and I wanted and went above and beyond. The ceremony was by far my favorite part of the wedding, (even though I was a nervous wreck!) and that was all because of Rev. Annie!! We will cherish her forever!!
Member Since: 10/4/2013
Rev. Annie was professional, caring and authentic through out the entire process. From the initial Skype introduction, drafting the ceremony, and delivering a personalized and touching ceremony.
She believes in customizing the ceremony to what is important to you and your family, goes the extra mile during the ceremony and in the preparation stages as well.
We loved that she was LGBT friendly as well!
You won't be disappointed!
Member Since: 5/27/2010
Rev Annie was absolutely perfect for our wedding a little over a year ago. We were married on the Bow Bridge in Central Park and she helped us almost every little detail. We first met close to one year prior to the day at a coffee shop to find out our couple style and help us design our wedding. On the day of she helped everyone get out to the site including arranging a petty cab for my grandma! My family members still talked about how amazing she was!! She will really make your day even more special!
Member Since: 10/4/2013
Our wedding was a wonderful day thanks to Rev Annie Lawrence. On the day, we met for breakfast at Sarabeth's, wandered to Central Park and, near the Gapstow Bridge, Annie took us through a lovely, loving wedding ceremony that we could not have had in Australia. Rev Annie is a sincere, warm person who, when planning her involvement in your wedding, focuses on making the day one to remember for the future, and this is what occurred for Pam and me. We are so pleased that we found Annie and that she was so supportive of our wedding plans prior to the event and on our special day. We have stayed in contact with Annie, even from Australia, and have recommended her to friends travelling to New York and contemplating marriage. Annie is a special person who is a dedicated wedding officiant and is a big part of a wonderful occasion. Good luck Rev Annie! Heather & Pam
Member Since: 5/19/2012
Rev. Annie officiated at my daughter's wedding in August. She was amazing, gentle and spiritual. Couldn't have asked for a better ceremony.
My husband and I were married on 8/19/2010 on the Carnival Miracle. Because it was a cruise wedding, we were unable to meet with Rev. Annie before the day of our wedding. Through the ceremony company, we sent her an outline of what we would like for our wedding, but we did not speak to her until right before our ceremony. Of course, I was nervous about the ceremony running smoothly. When the ceremony started, I was completely at ease. It was like Rev. Annie had known us for years! She performed a beautiful ceremony, exactly as we had hoped, and included every detail we asked for. My mom still talks about how heartwarming the ceremony was, and how Rev. Annie was able to perfectly capture the love we share.
Member Since: 10/3/2013
We can't say enough wonderful things about Rev. Annie! We knew the first time we talked to her that she was the one to marry us. She is kind, thoughtful, patient and passionate about what she does. She worked with us to make our ceremony everything we wanted it to be. She gave us ideas and listened to our ideas so that our special day was perfect. The communication was great, from the first email until right up to our ceremony. And that has continued even after our ceremony. I wish that everyone could be married by Rev. Annie!
Member Since: 10/3/2013
Reflecting on our wedding two years ago now and wanted to let everyone know that you won't do better than Rev Annie if looking for a celebrant.
Married in Central Park and arranged from Australia.
Our experience could not have been better.
Compassionate ,caring and professional celebrant who was not only present practically but emotionally .
Such a joyful day and one we will never forget.
We recommend Rev Annie to all our friends and do so with full knowledge that she is the most capable and caring person in who to entrust your big day.
Member Since: 10/3/2013
Rev Annie was simply amazing. My fiancé and I really wanted a special ceremony -- from the very first meeting we knew Rev Annie would be perfect. She walked us through everything. Created an absolutely beautiful ceremony, and was a true professional. She took care of everything, kept us calm and was a joy to work with. Everyone at our wedding said the ceremony was one of the best they'd ever been too! I couldn't recommend Rev Annie enough.
Member Since: 10/3/2013
Annie married us on the steps of the NYC public library just after same sex marriage was legalised. We travelled all the way from Australia and Annie was so lovely helping us to arrange what we needed. We couldn't have asked for anyone who is more lovely or more suited to bring people together. She is amazing and made our day so special!
Member Since: 2/2/2012
Sadly, Rev. Annie was not our initial choice in officiant. We had booked someone else more than a year out and were happy with our choice. After not speaking with her for about four months (no need to bother someone so far out!), I tried contacting our original officiant when we were about 7 months out from the wedding, just to check in. Three weeks and multiple emails later, we heard nothing from her. We decided to cut our losses and cancel our contract with the other officiant. If you can't bother to get back to me now, I don't want to be dealing with that when we're only a month away from the wedding.
I then began my second search for a new officiant...and it was tough going for a while. Most of the officiants I was finding seemed to be unresponsive, too casual, or uninterested in co-officiating with our best friend at the ceremony (apparently, some officiants are most interested in the spotlight than accommodating their paying clients' requests).
Then I came across Rev. Annie. She had impeccable reviews, of course, but it wasn't until our Skype call with her that we understood how incredibly professional she was as well. We booked her immediately.
Ever since that point, Rev. Annie was in constant contact. She was incredibly responsive to all my queries and even put up away messages on our email if she was going to be off the grid for a weekend (I SO appreciate that!). Her ceremony draft came to us quickly after the initial booking and from there, she worked to make it perfect as well as to integrate our friend seamlessly into the ceremony.
On the day of, Rev. Annie was early so we could get a quick rehearsal in and even helped to calm the nerves that sprung up in me right before the ceremony.
The ceremony went flawlessly and Rev. Annie was great. Though nobody wants to deal with an absentee vendor after booking, it was clearly a blessing in disguise that led us to Annie Lawrence!
Romantic & Intimate NYC Weddings
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- Denomination: Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Civil Marriage, Interfaith, Jewish, Muslim, New Age, Non-Denominational/Secular, Premarital Counseling, Commitment Ceremonies
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012