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 personal, romantic, and inclusive. 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 officiate your wedding ceremony.
Reverend Annie Lawrence has fifteen years of experience celebrating weddings in NYC, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester & all over. 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 many countries, cultures, and walks of life helps her to craft civil, spiritual, and Interfaith ceremonies that fit every couple.
Reverend Lawrence 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 100% of couples
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Anoush · Married on 04/25/2019
After reading the "About Me" section of her website, we were hopeful that Rev. Annie would be a great choice to serve as our wedding officiant. She definitely sounded like so many of my closest friends based on her philosophy and interests!) To fit both our styles, my husband and I wanted a ceremony that would combine (his more) traditional and (my more) spiritual elements.Sent on 05/20/2019
After a Facetime and in-person meeting, we both felt very comfortable with Rev. Annie would present our love story. Her in-depth questionnaire was a wonderful way to express ourselves and also think about our relationship in a new way. And sure enough, from that exercise grew a beautiful ceremony that friends and family alike agree captured the two of us beautifully.
Thanks in large part to her kindness and glowing presence, the whole evening was absolutely magical!
Joanna Wills · Getting married on 10/05/2020
Thank you Annie
We can't recommend Annie highly enough! She officiated our elopement in Central Park, and made our day so memorable. She's exactly the kind of person you want to be there on your wedding day: calm, friendly and fun. She made it a beautiful ceremony for us, we're so grateful.Sent on 05/29/2019
Nikki Tundervary · Married on 08/07/2019
Surprise Vow renewal central park
Rev.Annie is the most amazing officiant you could ask for. I wanted to surprise my husband of 20 years with a vow renewal at Wagner cove in central park.We live in the UK but this was not a problem as throughout the planning Annie was very responsive to my emails, she even recommended other services we could use on our special day like the New York city horse carriage rides the driver Karl was great at keeping my secret as well he gave us a very detailed tour of central park before dropping us of at Wagner cove. Annie created a very personalized ceremony from the information I had sent, it was heartwarming,funny and very meaningful. Thank you so much Annie for making our vow renewal so special.Sent on 08/12/2019
Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village NYC is my "back yard." Do you want to sign your Marriage License before jetting off to your destination wedding outside the USA? Or say a simple "I Do" before the "big wedding" you are planning in the future? I'll make it official for you for $100 tip/gratuity--no meeting, no guests--short & sweet ceremony. Offer good only within 7 days notice. You must have your Marriage License 24hrs in advance. Please no calls/texts after 9pm!
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!