Reverend Annie Lawrence is an ordained Interfaith Minister and wedding officiant in New York City. Her calming presence and open mind make her the perfect choice for weddings that are out of the ordinary. Whether you want a small, intimate ceremony or plan on inviting every friend and family member you can think of, Reverend Lawrence will come prepared, engaged, and fully present to perform your wedding ceremony.
Reverend Annie Lawrence has fifteen years of experience officiating weddings. She has presided over 1,500 couples honoring their commitment, including one of the very first legal same-sex weddings in July of 2011. Her experience with couples from all walks of life helps her to craft personal, meaningful ceremonies that fit every couple.
Reverend Lawrence offers civil, spiritual, non-denominational and religious ceremonies. She invites couples to actively participate in the writing of the ceremony, from choosing their own readings to including traditions that are personally, spiritually, or romantically significant to them. She offers advice and selections of readings, rituals, and vows that reflect your beliefs and personalities. She invites you to also derive inspiration from quotations, family traditions or pop culture interests to make your wedding day one of a kind.
Recommended by 95% of couples
Jennifer · Married on 06/07/2018
We have just arrived home to Scotland from our wedding in NYC. Rev Annie made our day even more magical and special than we could ever have imagined. Her warmth, professionalism, compassion and love was evident - from the initial contact, booking and writing our wording together, right through to her brilliantly delivered ceremony on the big day - it was faultless. We can't imagine having anyone else marry us. If you're looking for the best officiant in New York, go straight to Annie (but then again, we're pretty biased!). Thank you Annie, from the bottom of our hearts. We were very lucky to have you on the day (and to provide tissues for my happy tears!). Love, David & Jen x
T · Getting married on 06/08/2019
Annie's heart and words make ceremonies so touching, special and memorable. I've had the good fortune of working with Annie on many occasions and am always moved by her sentiments and pleasantly surprised by how she is able to put a personal and unique spin on each couple's ceremony. Annie, you have a true gift and I am always so happy to witness as you bestow it on to deserving couples.
Jyothsna · Married on 08/26/2018
Annie is absolutely fantastic! Words can't express how incredible she was at our ceremony. Everyone was so moved by her, she truly creates love everywhere she goes :-) She's wonderful to work with, flexible and accommodating of our requests. She scripted a beautiful ceremony, and managed everyone involved in the processional/recessional so smoothly. She has this amazing positive energy about her, it is hard to miss :). We highly recommend her!
Annie Lawrence was such a pleasure to work with. I greatly appreciate the dedication she has to her work and to her couples, bringing them such peace and joy on their special day. My team and I hope to work with her again!
Annie Lawrence is a wonderful wedding officiant. As a professional wedding photographer, I always want to be as discreet and respectful as possible during the wedding ceremony. Annie understands how important photos are to the couples she marries while keeping the focus on the emotional and loving occasion that brought everyone together. In short, she is fantastic to work with. Highly recommended!
Rev Annie is a fantastic officiant!! She has a wonderful personality that shines in her beautiful and warm ceremonies. Highly recommended!