An Uncommon wedding officiant and Life Cycle Celebrant based in Brooklyn, New York City and the Hudson Valley, Alice's warm, personal approach makes crafting your wedding ceremony fun and easy. Alice brings calm to your wedding day and delivers your ceremony with love. She will work with you to write and edit your ceremony until every word meets with your approval. Your custom-written ceremony will be warm-hearted, intimate, inclusive and absolutely full of love.
Alice is passionate about her work, and provides services to couples of all religions, faiths, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations. She offers full-service weddings, elopements, and her own “No Fuss I Do’s,” where you can get married by a warm fireplace in the comforts of home. Alice also coordinates with your venue, music provider, and other wedding pros, so you can be stress-free and present during your ceremony. You have her personal promise that she will create a one-of-a-kind ceremony that genuinely reflects who you are – a warm-hearted ceremony that kicks off your celebration and sets the tone for your marriage. Alice is the perfect officiant if you are looking for a truly unique experience for your wedding ceremony.
154 Reviews for Alice Soloway, Uncommon Wedding Officiant and Celebrant
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Laura Kukula · Getting married on 06/10/2021
A perfect elopement ceremony thanks to Alice!
We were so lucky to find Alice for our Central Park wedding, and can't recommend her highly enough. Finding an officiant was top priority for us, but we wanted to find a particular type of person. In our experience, celebrants are often a bit "showy" and somehow make the ceremony more about themselves than the couple. However, as soon as I read Alice's profile I knew she was different. She responded to our email straight away with a kind message, and suggested a Skype call. She was warm, down to earth, and interested to learn about our personalities. She talked us through the legal stuff, listed the pros and cons for different locations, and gave us different options for vows. She also recommended our fabulous photographer Jocelyn Voo who she's worked with before.
As for the ceremony it was everything we wanted it to be. Alice has a really calm aura so she helped my husband relax whilst he waited for me in the park. She told our story and read our vows in such a beautiful way that we both cried (we're very British and reserved, so that's saying something!). And when it was finished we didn't want her to leave - she's that lovely!
Sent on 11/18/2019
Alice Soloway, Uncommon Wedding Officiant and Celebrant's reply:Thank you Laura! Chatting with Stefan while waiting for you to arrive was special. Getting to know you both and pronouncing you "married" were highlights of my year! Wishing you love and the happiest life together!
Jonathan Rogoff · Getting married on 11/02/2020
Alice is THE best!
My wife and I re-read through many of the positive reviews on Alice’s site before writing our own and found ourselves nodding “yes, yes, and yes” in wholehearted and enthusiastic agreement with all of them. Alice is truly as warm, professional, respectful, supportive, and, most importantly, as amazingly personable as everyone else has said and then some!Sent on 12/29/2019
My wife and I are both introverts by nature so we decided to skip writing our own vows but didn’t want to lose the personal touch that comes with the gesture. We also wanted to keep our ceremony simple and concise but still convey our great love for each other in a meaningful way. When searching for an officiant, we mentally prepared ourselves to settle for “good enough” but then we came across Alice’s site. Between the rave reviews and all of the heartwarming photos of Alice with the other couples lucky enough to have been married by her, we had a gut feeling that we found someone great.
From our introductory video call to our in-person meeting, from logistics and planning right up to the big day itself, it turned out that Alice was better than great - she was perfect! Alice hit the nail on the head with our ceremony and had my wife and I completely teary-eyed just reading through the first draft. She captured all of the sentiments and feelings we would’ve wanted to say for ourselves only in a more eloquent and thoughtful way than we could’ve ever achieved on our own.
Our wedding day overall was the blur people warned us it would be but Alice’s ceremony truly stands out in our minds as one of the main highlights thanks to Alice’s comforting presence. Her confidence and warmth seemed to cut through all of the “wedding jitters” and helped keep us “present in the present” to enjoy the moment. We consider ourselves super lucky and are very thankful to have had Alice be our officiant.
Alice is truly amazing at what she does and she does so with a humble confidence. She seems to genuinely care about getting to know you both as a couple and as individuals which in turn makes the experience of working with her all the more personable. If you’re looking for someone to truly capture the spirit of who you both are, look no further and please book Alice without a second thought!
Alice Soloway, Uncommon Wedding Officiant and Celebrant's reply:Dear Jonathan, your winter wedding was a highlight of my year. Rereading your ceremony today made me fall in love with you and Sarah all over again. Wishing you the happiest upcoming one year anniversary and a lifetime of love. – alice
Toni Thomas · Married on 02/02/2020
Alice is simply amazing!
Alice was our officiant for our recent elopment and she was everything I could have hoped for and more. From the initial phone call to talk through what my husband and I were looking for, to her thoughtful questionnare that got us to write down how me met and what marriage meant to each of us; her system was approoachable and flawless. Alice came up with a beautiful description of how we arrived at our wedding day, and crafted a ceremony that was jovial as well as grounded in the committment that we were making official. My husband and I both felt moved, recognized, respected and celebrated which is amazing given we only had known Alice through this process. One of our guests remarked that Alice was perfect, and the perfect note to our ceremony. Can't thank her enough, and would highly recommend her for any couple looking to book a celebrant or officiant, you will be very glad you did.Sent on 02/06/2020
Alice Soloway, Uncommon Wedding Officiant and Celebrant's reply:Hi Toni, Thank you so much. I'm happy that you felt recognized, respected and celebrated... the hallmarks of a meaningful ceremony (and good rapport)! Wishing you both the happiest and most loving life together!