Alyson C. Arnold is a ceremony officiant based out of Providence, Rhode Island. Alyson is dedicated to creating both religious and non-religious wedding ceremonies that are unique and spectacular. Alyson’s goal is to help couples celebrate the wedding of their dreams, specifically designed to fit their wants and needs. Alyson will work one-on-one with you to plan every detail of your ceremony from start to finish.
Alyson C. Arnold was ordained in 2007 as a Buddhist Chaplain at the Kwan Um School of Zen. After that, she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 2008 at the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York. Since then she has helped marry couples from a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds throughout Southern New England.
Alyson C. Arnold specializes in a variety of wedding types, such as interfaith ceremonies, vow renewals, non-religious ceremonies, and single religion ceremonies. Alyson performs ceremonies in RI, MA, and CT - but will also consider a destination wedding. She also allows for couples to create customized ceremonies so that your wedding is truly unique to you.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Derek Pompea · Married on 09/29/2019
Alyson was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was professional, helpful, guiding and caring. She helped us navigate the laws, build a thoughtful & custom ceremony and delivered a moving performance on our wedding day. Her message was so personal and moving that we had guests coming up and asking if we knew her for a long time! I highly recommend working with her!Sent on 10/10/2019
Sarah · Married on 09/14/2019
Peace of Mind
Alyson was super great to work with! My ~~husband~~ and I are not religious in any way so we were planning on just doing a super basic ceremony but Alyson actually gave us some really lovely suggestions and we ended up incorporating the ancient Celtic tradition of handfasting into our ceremony. Both of our families thought it was such a unique and sweet ritual to perform. Our families also just loved Alyson in general! She is easy to talk to, kind, inviting and has a great sense of humor! We absolutely would recommend her.Sent on 10/03/2019
Sarah Dantowitz · Married on 08/16/2019
We love Alyson!
We contacted Alyson about a month prior to our very small wedding ceremony and she responded instantly with her availability! Honestly, she just looked so happy and delightful in her photos and we just FELT like she was the one who was supposed to marry us. Alyson was super easy to communicate with! She met us for coffee (she's hilarious, it was just like hanging out with a friend!) to get to know us a little better which we really appreciated. The week before our wedding we met at our location (a state park) to scope out the exact spot we wanted to get married at. This is not an exaggeration, Alyson was dedicated to helping us find the best place - no steep path, rocky terrain or vegetation could get in her way! We loved her enthusiasm. It seems like such a daunting choice to pick a stranger to officiate your wedding. We are a non-religious couple and we really wanted someone who could capture our essence without imposing any of their own views on our ceremony AND could be personable, relaxed and comfortable. We knew our wedding ceremony was somewhat non-traditional in that it was extremely small and we didn't want any of the "fuss." We just wanted to be married! When our wedding day came, she gathered our little group around her and made our intimate ceremony a reality. Alyson never made us feel like what we wanted was silly - she gave us exactly what we wanted and we would recommend her in a heartbeat. Honestly, she might even be your friend after your wedding - that's how cool she is! Thank so much, Alyson!Sent on 08/30/2019
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