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Mary-Rose's officiant service was perfect!
She was attentive to all our needs and requests to tailor our wedding. From our initial meeting, we were completely confident and we are so glad we chose her.
The ceremony was warm and personal, and we could tell that our guests were hanging on Mary-Rose's every word as she spoke. During dinner and drinks later, many people told us what a special ceremony it was and how well it was delivered.
We felt that Mary-Rose went above and beyond in planning with us and offered expert advice with any questions we had and in anticipating the timing of things during the moments before and after the ceremony.
We would recommend Mary-Rose to anybody looking for a warm and expertly delivered ceremony.
When I was looking for a wedding officiant, I simply entered my zip code. Rev. Mary-Rose Engle immediately caught my eye with her genuine smile and 5 star reviews across the board! They were 100% true! Mary-Rose was very professional, extremely nice and wonderful to deal with. She picked up all our phone calls and responded promptly. She arrived early on the day of the ceremony and went over last minute things with us. We needed non denominational ceremony with standard vows and she did such a wonderful job delivering the speech at the wedding. It was so beautiful, that many of our guests mentioned how touched they were! Mary-Rose made our wedding ceremony very special and definitely exceeded our expectations. We would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a professional, supportive, enthusiastic and genuine wedding officiant. Again, thank you Rev. Mary-Rose so much for being helpful, cooperative and making our day even more special!
Ms. Engle was wonderful! She was very professional from the beginning and answered all our questions. She made us feel very comfortable throughout the process which made wedding planning very easy. We couldn't be happier! Highly recommended!
Rev. Mary-Rose Engle was a pleasure to work with. We planned our wedding in 8 weeks time ans she was the 2nd officiant that we spoke with. As soon as we spoke, we knew she was perfect for us and what we wanted. The ceremony was simple and short but it was beautifully executed. She reminded us to look around and enjoy ourselves during this time. Her warmth and compassion toward our guests also made everyone comfortable. As much as she was professional she was there to calm me down at times. She has followed up with us every step of the way. I cannot picture anyone else conducting our ceremony. She was a perfect match.
Rev. Mary-Rose was the officiant for our wedding ceremony on August 29th 2015. We wanted a ceremony that would incorporate some of our families’ traditions (Catholic and Greek Orthodox), but that would also be personal, reflecting the values that are important to us and who we are as a couple. We found Mary-Rose through Wedding Wire, and after we contacted her she quickly responded and arranged our first meeting. Her warm and very kind personality, together with her well-organized method to create a custom ceremony, made us confident that she would create a beautiful and unique ceremony that our families and we would be thrilled with. Mary-Rose worked with us to get to know us better individually and as a couple so that she could create a very personal ceremony. From the details we gave her she wrote a beautiful officiant’s address that captured the love and humor in our relationship. She also weaved into the ceremony readings by our bridal party, the exchange of the Stefana crowns and a unity candle. Both our families and all our guests said they were moved very much by the ceremony; we heard them laugh out loud and afterwards many of them told us they also shed a tear or two… Mary-Rose exceeded our expectations by making our vague idea of what we wanted for our ceremony come to life, and the ceremony is one of our favorite memories of our wedding day!
We were so pleased that we decided on Rev. Mary-Rose to be our officiant. From our first meeting where she proved to be reassuring, warm and clearly expert in navigating us through the process to our big day where we had one of the most personal but informal ceremonies I have ever seen. So many of our friends and family commented that our tailored ceremony really reflected the journey that we had taken together and represented our personalities. We also had many people say that they had never been at a ceremony where they had cried so much! Rev Mary- Rose, took considerable time and thought in developing our personalized ceremony based on conversations with us and through online correspondence she really managed to provide something that was unique to us. It was also a wonderful experience reflecting on our thoughts about each other and sharing these with her on the run-up to the wedding. She was always swift to respond and made the whole process very easy for us. We would recommend to anyone!
We consider ourselves truly lucky to have found Rev. Mary-Rose. I have to say that we were panicking a bit before we found her. We had no clue on where to start. My then fiancée (and now husband!!) and I opened up our computers and googled “officiant New York”
Out of the thousands that were listed, Rev. Mary-Rose was outstanding from the start. We read the most amazing reviews here in Wedding Wire so we decided to contact her. Her response was almost immediate! She has the BEST RESPONSE TIME EVER. As anyone planning a wedding can appreciate, this is certainly one of the best (and rare) traits to find.
We got married in Central Park. At first, stress invaded me because, of course, there were dozens of people around us. However, the moment Rev. Mary-Rose started the ceremony, everything around us disappeared. Her presence is very calming… I didn’t even notice that most of our guests had been crying the whole ceremony! Our guests kept mentioning that it was the most beautiful ceremony they had heard. I could not agree more. The ceremony was not cheesy. It was not cliché. It was just heartfelt and happy.
Every couple wants a beautiful ceremony. We wanted a beautiful ceremony. However, most importantly, we wanted a stress-free wedding. We wanted to have people around us that we could trust and that were organized and professional. The moment we spoke to Rev. Mary-Rose we knew that she possessed all those qualities. In the days prior to the ceremony she was kind enough to send us a few reminders on what we needed to bring for the ceremony.
The ceremony was beautiful; We will carry her words in our hearts forever.
We cannot thank her enough for her services and especially for all the support during the months prior to our wedding. She was always there for us. She exceeded every expectation we had and I have to say that out of all the decisions we had to make prior to our wedding, choosing her was by far the best.
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Mary Rose was amazing! She was more that we expected- attentive, helpful, caring. Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted!
June 18th, 2015 Rev. Mary Rose Engle was our officiant for our wedding ceremony. The experience was not stressful, beautiful words, and beyond what we imagined. Anthony and I are very pleased and our guest loved it as much as we did. The most valuable and memorable was the personalization touch & the feeling as we if we had known each other for many years. Many of my guests loved the words and flow of the ceremony performed by the officiant. It was beautiful that everybody loved our ceremony especially because my family is catholic, my husband family is muslim and christian and many of our guest are hindu, catholic, christian orthodox and jehova witness. We had such a huge diveristy of religions in our ceremony and not offending anyone's beliefs is truly an art. Everyone truly enjoyed the ceremony. Anthony and I decided to work with Rev Mary Rose Engle because she had great reviews by other couples. the first meeting made it very clear why everyone loved her and had a great outcome. She is very professional, structured and so easy going. She was very committed and very helpful during the process. She was punctual in responding to emails to many of our silly questions that we came across the marriage certificate process. She was very friendly throughout the process from start to finish. She was flexible and willing to help. At last minute we had a schedule change and we notified and her and she was so understanding and was able to accomidate the time schedule change. I had a great level of comfort, confidence and trust because from day one her professionalism and personality was reflected. She exceeded our expectation. My advise to other engaged couples if you want a memorable and unforgettable beautiful amazing ceremony you wont need to search any further for an officiant.Mary Rose Engle's carisma and her beautiful words can engage any audience (literally).I highly recommend booking her as your offciant b/c you want to remember your ceremony forever
Rev. Mary-Rose was the perfect officiant for our wedding! I found her on Wedding Wire about a year out and after reading all the amazing reviews I knew I had to meet her in person. Mary-Rose came totally prepared for our initial meeting and made a great first impression on us. My husband and I wanted a secular ceremony focused on love and family, and that’s exactly what we got. Mary-Rose has such a calming, spiritual presence; we knew our guests would love her. As the months went on, she crafted our perfect ceremony, complete with my mom’s reading and some personal vows we wrote to go along with the traditional ones.
On the day of the wedding, the ceremony went off without a hitch. I had multiple family members tell me the ceremony brought them to tears and that it was the most beautiful one they’d ever witnessed. We are so happy we chose Mary-Rose as our officiant. I would highly recommend her to any bride-to-be!!
Rev Mary-Rose is a very caring, helpful and professional wedding officiant. If you are currently looking for one I really wouldn’t look any further. I had the pleasure of meeting up with her in New York whilst on a brief wedding planning trip over there and I knew instantly that she was the one.
She carried out a heart felt and enjoyable wedding ceremony; my guests, partner and I felt very relaxed and reassured that all would be well. We loved every second of it. I can’t find the right words to describe how it was, but it truly was a ‘special moment’ that she had created. My mother was very moved.
Prior to even getting to the ceremony stage of things, Rev. Mary-Rose was always available and on hand to offer advice, suggestions and help with problem solving, which didn’t come as an additional extra. This was the only part of planning our wedding that caused no stress whatsoever. I cannot thank her enough for this. Her knowledge of the area, wedding ceremonies and weddings in general was a godsend, more so when you are from out of town. We live in Scotland in the UK.
If you are not entirely sure what type of ceremony you are after Rev. Mary-Rose can help there too, as she is very flexible. Our 4 year old son was included in our ceremony and addressed by Rev. Mary-Rose prior to speaking to the bride and groom. It was very touching, a truly unforgettable experience for us all and one that I am sure my son will never forget.
Unfortunately for us our marriage certificate arrived badly damaged in the post. Rev. Mary-Rose contacted the City Clerk Marriage Bureau on our behalf to find out what to do. This was done in a very timely manner, excellent after service in my opinion.
I’m not sure what else I could say but, I would most definitely recommend you get in touch with Rev. Mary-Rose. I’m sure your outcome will be a very happy one. I’m more than happy. Along the way I have made a very good friend in Rev Mary-Rose, I even hung out with her in Glasgow :)
We were honored to have Rev. Engle officiate our wedding. We wanted a ceremony that was short and simple but also meaningful and spiritual, and she tailored it just to our liking! She was very flexible with her time and patient with us when we wanted to make changes to the ceremony. We appreciated her professionalism and many of our guests commented that it was beautifully written and well articulated. She even stayed for our reception and got to know our family and friends. She exceeded our expectations and you will not be disappointed with her services. Thank you Rev. Engle!!!
We searched an Officiant in New York City via weddingwire.com all the way from Germany - so its been not that easy, but we made the right decision! The internet presentation of Rev. Mary-Rose seemed appealing, our Skype Date assured us to make her our officiant. She is so friendly, has a great charisma and her smile shines bright. The ceremony, taken place at Ladies Pavilion, Central Park, on Dec. 29th 2014 was very romantic. Mary-Rose did a great job, her peaceful way, her beautiful words combined with this amazing location and the sunny weather made it just perfect. Thank you for your work, we will never forget this NYC trip, this perfect wedding and you as the person you are! All the Best, Marie & Tom from Germany
As a newly married couple, we feel very blessed to have Mary-Rose acquaint our wedding reception. The online interview through skype and the official meeting was professional. She made our wedding such a memorable experience. Her guidance and coordinating our wedding vow during fiscal schedule was especially helpful. Thank you very much.
After our ceremony, our friends and family came up to us saying that it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had ever been to! It seemed as if we had such a deep connection with the officiant, and most of all, it was true to us: simple, short, and sweet!
My husband and I found Rev. Engle by looking at reviews for officiants in our area (NYC/Outer Boroughs) online. Like most brides can attest to, there's an inexplicable feeling of knowing when you put on a wedding dress that it is "the dress;" we had the same inkling based on reading her website and looking at her picture (she exuded such a beautiful aura). We followed up by emailing her and filling out a questionnaire on her website. We set up a Skype call with her and it further cemented our instincts that she was perfect for us. Her personality is youthful, positive, and bright! She carefully explained the process of getting married (license, certificate, etc...), and ran through what our ceremony would sound like. She tailored everything to our liking, and kept checking in as time approached. Every detail with her was covered which alleviated a lot of stress. We returned from our honeymoon to a beautiful congratulatory card from her!
Although we only had emails and a Skype call, she's just a genuinely easy person to make a connection with, and it was clearly obvious that day.
We couldn't have asked for a better person to perform our ceremony!
When my fiance and I were searching for an officiant, it was extremely important to us that our ceremony felt really personal...the only catch was that our wedding was 6 weeks away;)
We had a Skype call that lasted about an hour and a half and we immediately connected. She is so warm and is a great listener. We knew by the end of the call that she was the one.
And let me tell you, Mary-Rose KILLED it!
Immediately following our ceremony and throughout the evening, we had both friends and family tell us how much they loved our ceremony. How "perfect" it was and asked how well we knew Mary-Rose because she came off like she knew us so intimately. They commented on how the way that she looked at us "so lovingly" during the ceremony. We were SO happy to hear such positive feedback! We even had friends who had just gotten engaged ask for her info. THAT'S how awesome she was and is.
It really could not have been more perfect and we are forever grateful.