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Ronnie Swiech · Getting married on 06/10/2021
More than A Lovely Ceremony!
There are not enough good things I can begin to say about Renee. It was not until we began the process of selecting an officiant that we realized the importance of their role. We were having a Disney wedding, and with my husband and I having a love for Disney, we wanted someone who would embody the Disney spirit. First, we researched all of the officiants on the list- google searches, web sites, pictures- everything. Something about Renee stood out immediately. Her website really conveyed her excitement for what she does. Being one that exhausts every decision, I needed more. I emailed all of the officiants that were of interest. Their responses set them apart. They were all kind, but Renee's response had a warmth behind it. It was more than words in an email or a business transaction. In between the lines, you can really sense that Renee has a deep love and passion for what she does; she wants to make this day magical for you. Her emails were very detailed and thoughtful- she really has a desire to make that connection with couples. In the spirit of Disney, I said to my fiancé "she reminds me of the Fairy Godmother...I think I want her." He agreed.
We scheduled a phone call with her, and she thoroughly went over every detail of the ceremony, fine-tuning it to personalize everything to US. She had so much to offer that we didn't even think of! The 3 of us talked for well over an hour, and even though it was our first phone conversation, it felt as if we'd known her for years. She made us feel so comfortable and reassured. Until that point, the wedding was just a list of things we had chosen through Disney's coordinator- but Renee brought it to life and got us even more excited! She made it more real in that phone call.
As the wedding approached, she was in constant contact- reminding us of important dates, keeping us informed on everything we needed, even helping us pick out elements for our ceremony when we were unsure. And then the actual day came. I emailed her the morning of with a little freak-out moment. She called me immediately to offer reassurance and answer all of my questions until I was comfortable. We finally met that afternoon right before the ceremony. It didn't even feel like a first meeting because we had gotten to know each other so well over the months prior. The ceremony was obviously perfection and Renee performed it effortlessly. Some of the guests had roles in the ceremony, and beforehand, Renee was sure to go over everything carefully with them to make sure it was seamless. I was so worried they would arrive and be confused about what to do, but Renee made sure she talked to them and explain everything so they would be comfortable. I've never said to other people after their wedding "wow, we really liked your officiant," but the days following the wedding, we received so many comments from our guests about how much they loved Renee. We're so grateful that Renee officiated our ceremony. She is not only a great officiant, but a kind, genuine, soul.
Sent on 11/20/2019
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Ronnie, your kind words made me cry (happy tears)! It was such a joy to work with the two of you, and to make sure that your wedding ceremony was something you'll always remember with a happy memory. Couples like you are why I love doing what I do -- thank you again!
Sean Solarte · Getting married on 06/04/2021
A Lovely Experience!
We were looking for a non religious officiant for our Disney World Wedding and after much research Renee seemed like a good fit for us. From the very beginning she was warm, personable, and a joy to work with. During our first conversation with Renee, she seemed genuinely excited to work with us. Renee thoroughly explained the different packages to us but was never pushy one way or the other, which we really appreciated. Once it was time to actually move forward with the marriage license process, Renee was helpful beyond belief. Being that we were getting married in Florida but living in New York, her step by step guidance streamlined the process and made it easier than we could have ever imagined. During our rehearsal, Renee walked us through our ceremony and gave everyone helpful tips for making the ceremony seamless. The same can be said for the big day - Renee was a joy to work with and we are so happy we chose her to be a part of our special day!Sent on 05/07/2019
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Sean and Jen, thank you so much for your review and kind words! It was truly a pleasure to work with you, and to see how the two of you shared every moment of your ceremony!
Caroline Burmester · Married on 11/22/2019
Renee was our magical fairy godmother!
When we were deciding on an officiant for our Disney wedding, we knew we wanted to have someone that would make the ceremony personal and unique to us. Renee did not disappoint. From our first conversation through the actual wedding day, she was incredibly sweet, thoughtful, and responsive to our questions and needs. We got so many compliments on our ceremony and how special it was. Our guests also enjoyed her magic wand waving at the end of our ceremony. I cannot recommend Renee enough. She was truly our fairy godmother and I couldn't imagine our ceremony being as wonderful as it was without her.Sent on 12/09/2019
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Thank you so much for the honor (and fun!) of being a part of your wedding day. Working with wonderful couples like the two of you is why I say that I love what I do!
Cate Hargreaves · Married on 10/29/2019
A true fairytale wedding service!
Renee from A Lovely Ceremony worked with us to create a truly bespoke ceremony. We wrote it together with her and she guided us, made suggestions and tweaked it until it was absolutely perfect for us!Sent on 12/05/2019
So many guests have said to us that our wedding was the best ceremony they'd ever been to, and although I may be a little biased - I have to say I agree!
Go for the bespoke ceremony - worth every single penny! Xxx
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Cate, thank you so much for such kind words! It was a pleasure, and so much fun, to work with the two of you to make your ceremony 100% unique to the two of you!
Robin Kolmansberger · Married on 06/07/2019
Renee is the best!
We had our Disney Fairytale Wedding on June 7, 2019. It was literally a dream come true. I truly had an amazing team to help pull all of it together, but there is one person who definitely stands out, and that is our officiant- Renee Silverman @ A Lovely Ceremony. I'm religious and my (now) husband is Agnostic, so we wanted a ceremony that could be tailored to our needs and completely customizable. After receiving our first email from Renee, I knew she was the one ;-) I felt like she really took the time to ask about our relationship and hear our story because she genuinely cares about her couples! She kept communication with me throughout the entire planning process and made sure we were on time with getting the legal process taken care of. I really appreciate this, because the closer you get to the wedding day, the more tasks you have to complete and little things can get forgotten or missed! After communicating for months via email, we finally were able to meet at the Wedding Rehearsal and instantly I knew we made the right decision! Renee has such a calming voice in the midst of all the chaos and gave me the best advice for the big day. Because of her, I was able to remain calm at the altar, look into my husband's eyes and take it all in. I did not see anyone else in those moments, which is a gift I will forever cherish and never forget. My wedding party and guests had nothing but great things to say... My planner and photographers love working with her for Disney Weddings! ... My husband says she made him laugh ;-) We both absolutely adore you, Renee, and can't thank you enough for joining us for such a special occasion! We look forward to planning a vow renewal in the future years with you! Thank you so much for everything! You are amazing!Sent on 06/22/2019
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Robin, I will always remember your wedding ceremony with a smile on my face -- especially since I made your sweet hubby smile!
Brittany Mae Harrison · Married on 06/01/2019
A perfect ceremony!
We can’t say enough good things about Renee! We had the honor of her being our officiant for our Disney World wedding. Our ceremony turned out absolutely perfect, and that’s because of the beautiful and personal script that Renee helped us put together. She can be as creative, funny, or serious as you want. And you can add whatever elements or events you want. The sky was the limit while we spent the 12 months before our wedding working together to craft something that ended up feeling so uniquely us. The process was so easy and fun. Renee took care of everything, was so quick to respond to every email, and was also so quick in her ability to present us wonderful and well-written drafts. She was always great at initiating conversations with us throughout the year, always checking in every couple weeks to see how we were doing. Renee also guided us through the marriage license process, and despite the fact that we are from New York and had to do it all through mail, she made it all so easy to understand and complete. My fiancé (at the time) asked Renee for advice while he wrote his own vows, and she helped him through it with helpful suggestions, which resulted in an absolutely beautiful piece that came from his heart. Renee is incredibly generous, compassionate and patient, and it showed through in the way she spoke at our ceremony. Not only did Jeremy and I love how it all turned out, but we also received a lot of compliments from our guests that really appreciated how personal and unique our ceremony was and how they really enjoyed Renee’s presentation of it all. It’s common to not put a lot of planning and attention into the ceremony, but I highly recommend that you work with Renee because you will soon realize how much the ceremony can greatly enhance your day. She helped us create something unforgettable that ended up being our favorite part of the day.Sent on 06/17/2019
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Oh, Brittany, your beautiful review made me cry tears of happiness! It was so wonderful to work with both of you on your wedding ceremony, with the end result being, in your words, "unforgettable." I will always remember it as one of my all-time favorites!
Faye at Glossytots · Married on 05/28/2019
We had a destination wedding in Florida on 28th May and I feared that it was going to be tricky due to the long distance from the UK. Renee made everything so simple and such a great experience. Everything was done ready for the day all with Renee’s help. She was fantastic. Meeting her at the wedding was lovely, she’s such a heartfelt person and involved my 7 year old as much as possible which was fantastic as I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The words read at our wedding were beautiful and I am so glad we picked Renee, she was such a special part of our day. Thank you Renee.Sent on 06/14/2019
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Faye, thank you for your wonderful review, and for including some of the photos I took! It was truly an honor to be a part of your wedding day!
Alexa Bevan · Married on 03/17/2019
Best in Central Florida
We could not have asked for a better officiant! Renee was friendly, upbeat, and got to know us from the minute we met her. Her ceremony was just the right mix of modern and traditional and she worked with us to add the elements we wanted. She offered excellent guidance on a secular ketubah and on the process for our marriage license. Any time we sent an email we heard back from her within a day (sometimes within an hour!) and her responses were always thorough and helpful. Do yourself a favor and pick Renee for your officiant!Sent on 04/08/2019
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Thanks so much, Alexa, for your kind words! It was a joy to work with the two of you on your meaningful wedding ceremony!
Florian Beattie · Married on 02/14/2019
The perfect fairytale wedding!
We spent some time last year researching officiants to perform our wedding at Disney’s Wedding Pavillion and Renee caught our eye. We had an initial Skype call and me and my partner Jo instantly said to each other after the call ‘Renee is perfect!’Sent on 03/01/2019
How right were we!
Renee spent a lot of time with us going through every little detail for the ceremony and also getting to know the two of us. Our ceremony was tailor made and had some ‘moments’ which all turned out perfectly on the day.
One thing that really struck us was how calming Renee is. A wedding can be a nervous moment but having our ‘Fairy Godmother’ :-) running the show, we had nothing to worry about!
I really can’t recommend Renee enough, an absolute pleasure to work with and the perfect person to deliver our ceremony. We had such a good time on our journey putting all the details together.
We can’t wait for the video to be produced and sent to us to watch it all back, it truly was a fairytale day.
Thank you so much, you really contributed massively in giving us our perfect day.
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Flo, thank you SO MUCH for your review! It was so much fun for the three of us to create your ceremony, and I'm glad that you and Jo were pleased with the results!
Nicole Comeau · Married on 02/08/2019
Thanks for making our day special!
Renee was outstanding. She was quick to answer any questions and made the moment for us so special. You could tell her experience through her work and advice. We were privileged having her be a part of our day!Sent on 02/09/2019
Sandra Brighouse · Married on 01/28/2019
The best wedding officiate ever!
My husband and I renewed our Wedding Vows at Disney World and we are thrilled that we selected Renee Silverman to be our wedding officiate. She is extremely professional, punctual in answered e-mails and her dedication to her work is exemplary!!!!! She made us feel so important and she even has a magic wand and reminded us of Cinderella's godmother. We HIGHLY recommend Renee to all of the young brides to be and for vow renewals!!!!!!!! We think the world of her!!!!!Sent on 02/12/2019
Kelly · Married on 08/21/2018
My husband and I are so grateful and happy that we got to share our day with Renee! We are both introverted people and were having a tiny Disney wedding for our immediate family, but even so, we were nervous about the ceremony and being in front of people while sharing a very personal moment. Working with Renee was an absolute pleasure--she put us at ease and gave us advice to help calm our nerves. She was always quick in answering any of our frequent questions and had a calm confidence that put us both at ease. I cannot recommend her highly enough.Sent on 08/28/2018
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Kelly, thank you so much! It was a pleasure and honor to help to make your wedding day meaningful and memorable!
Michael · Married on 07/17/2018
Perfect scores for Renee. During our Disney wedding planning she was always willing to work with us and clarify if we had any questions. Her professionalism and quality are second to none as she made sure that both myself and my wife were comfortable and prepared for our big day.Sent on 08/16/2018
Beth · Married on 07/09/2018
GRATEFUL is the first word which comes to mind when thinking of what to write about our experience with Renee. I am so grateful for EVERYTHING Renee contributed to our wedding. From the very first phone call I truly felt as though it was destiny I was put in contact with her. The time and effort Renee gives to making sure the ceremony is exactly what you envision is unprecedented. Whatever anxiety we may have had at rehearsal about the wedding was put to rest that evening in large part because of Renee; her directions and tips for the ceremony made all the difference in the world. The actual ceremony was perfect- it felt as though a family friend who has known my husband and I our entire lives was marrying us. Everyone who attended the wedding was wildly impressed with how personal and natural feeling the ceremony was. I just cannot imagine the day and Renee not being a part of it -- my husband and I feel so thankful our memories of that day include her! We WHOLEHEARTEDLY recommend Renee --- you will not be disappointed.Sent on 08/03/2018
Carolyn · Married on 05/26/2018
It really was a "Lovely Ceremony"!!
Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect thanks to Renee! My now husband and I came to Orlando from New England for our wedding so all of our ceremony planning was done by phone & Email, but the quality and thoughtfulness our ceremony had felt as if we had had numerous in person meetings. The best part was Renee surprising us with some wording from our favorite Disney movie "Frozen" at the end of our ceremony (the exact same wording happened to be on our cake topper!). This really made our ceremony that much more special and personal. Anyone who chooses Renee to be their wedding day officiant will not be disappointed; she puts in the time and effort to make sure your ceremony is personal, meaningful, and certainly unforgettable! Thank you Renee!Sent on 02/03/2019
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Carolyn, thank you so much for your kind words! It was an honor to be a part of your wedding day, and I'm so glad that the surprise wording I added to your ceremony made you happy!
Daniella · Married on 02/14/2018
Choosing Renee as our officiant was the best decision we made. As soon as we Facetimed Renee we had an instant connection with her and knew she was the one for us, so warm, kind, happy (we came off the call saying she reminded us of the fairy godmother) and knew exactly what we wanted. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Renee and we cannot recommend her highly enough. We felt so lucky to have found someone like Renee.
The ceremony was so important to us, that it was unique to us as a couple and Renee understood this straight away. She was so helpful sending us ideas and reviewing our ceremony draft regularly until we were completely happy with the finished ceremony. All of our wedding guests commented on how lovely the ceremony and Renee were. She made our very special day all the more magical and her 1, 2, 3 wise words of advice is the best advice we have ever been given and it made the ceremony all the more special for us as we really stayed in the moment, a moment we will remember forever.
Thank you Renee, for everything, no words can really express how blessed we feel to have met you.
Lots of love, hugs and pixie dust
Dani and Ben xxxSent on 04/12/2018
Emma · Married on 01/14/2018
We contacted Renee because of all of these 5-star reviews and now she gets another – she is terrific! She is very prompt in responding to emails and we had fun drafting our personalized ceremony with her. I felt confident she would be great, but on the day of the wedding she exceeded expectations. We got many compliments on our ceremony and my mom said Renee was among the best officiants she’s seen. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would recommend her to anyone looking to have a unique ceremony with personal touches. She clearly loves what she does. Our ceremony felt so special to me and I was SO happy with how everything went.Sent on 03/21/2018
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Emma, thanks so much for sharing your experience! It was so much fun to work on, and create, your wedding ceremony, and I'm so happy that you were pleased with the result!
Brian · Married on 01/08/2018
We were referred to Renee and A Lovely Ceremony from friends of ours who had their wedding performed by her. After contacting Renee by email, she immediately scheduled a video call so we could get to know each other. A few moments into the video call my now wife and I had an instant rapport with her and immediately made the decision to have Renee to perform the ceremony.
Not only did she work with us to provide us with a ceremony that would be both elegant as well as comedic, but she was able to assist in a number of facets that we, as Non-Florida residents, were uncertain about. For instance, Renee was knowledgeable about the marriage license application process and timeline which allowed us to easily complete it from hundreds of miles away.
Due to circumstance, our rehearsal was held in a ballroom but our wedding was slated for a different venue. Renee was knowledgeable of the details of our Disney venue and was able to inform us on where certain markers would be. As a result we were able to visualize where we would stand, where to walk, and how to face. This made the actual ceremony comfortable and minimized the amount of faux pas on our part. Because of this, the ceremony went exceedingly well.
Renee has a wonderful sense of humor that complemented our somewhat goofy personalities but is very professional to ensure the integrity of the ceremony. She is extremely personable and she was invested in our ceremony to ensure that it was as magical as we could have imagined.
Sent on 01/19/2018
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Brian, thank you so much for your kind and wonderful review! It was so much fun to work with the two of you on your wedding ceremony, and I will never forget the special moments that made it uniquely yours!
Caroine · Married on 10/14/2017
Renee was always our top choice! On the very first phone call she truly wanted to get to know us as a couple, what brought us together, our common interests and why were deciding to take the next big step. She told us how no to ceremonies are alike and she truly enjoys creating personal and memorable experiences. Along the way she kept us organized by giving us deadlines for the ceremony drafts and was clear about when payment was due. Renee was also a huge help when it came to the logistics of obtaining our marriage license. And of course, she brings her magic wand that added a very special touch to an already magical day.Sent on 10/22/2017
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was a joy to work with both of you, and I'm glad that Hurricane Irma stayed far away so that all went exactly as planned!
Laura · Married on 09/28/2017
Renee is such an amazing human. If the world was full of Renee what a truly loving place it would be. She left me feeling I’d know her for a life time. A life time full of love. Thank you for touching my life even for this short moment. You helped make our day truly special. I cannot thank you enough. May you receive as much love as you give. You deserve all the warmth of the sun. Much love xXx - Laura & GarethSent on 10/17/2017
Andrew · Married on 09/01/2017
The ceremony that Renee helped us to write was absolutely perfect, even with us being so heavily involved, which was an incredible experience, it far exceeded our expectations. The fact that there was not a single dry eye “in the house” is truly testament to Renee and how she brought our words to life.
Renee, you are incredibly good at what you do and we are both so delighted that we found you and that you agreed to be our officiant. Every single one of our guests commented on the ceremony and how much they had enjoyed it… one even said that it was the best wedding they’d ever been to (my Mum.. so possibly a little bit of bias) however we are both inclined to agree!
The three tips that you gave to both Mike and I on the day really did help to settle the nerves and as you know the “dabbers” that you brought along were put to good use, even in spite of me being adamant that I wouldn’t cry!
The past couple of months have absolutely flown by and its hard to believe that it has been almost six months already, married life has been a great experience so far and we will never forget you and the ceremony that you helped us to create.
You said to us a few times that you "love what you do"... without a doubt this is very obvious and we'd both just like to say, "you're incredible at what you do!"Sent on 02/19/2018
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Andrew and Mike, thank you SO MUCH for your kind words! The two of you were so delightful to work with -- your ceremony was truly special -- and the joy on your faces as you were married is something that I will never forget!
Erin · Married on 07/21/2017
I discovered Renee Silverman through a Facebook group of Disney Brides. Many brides had recommended her, and when my photographer told me to work with her for my Walt Disney World Vow Renewal, I knew I had to!Sent on 08/13/2017
My husband and I chose to utilize the benefits of a custom ceremony. Renee was flexible and worked around our schedules to accommodate our phone interviews. She put together the most beautiful, personalized ceremony (incorporating Disney elements, which we loved!) for our Disney Vow Renewal at The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa on Thursday, July 27th, 2017.
We were so happy with Renee's work. She even gave us a copy of the customized ceremony as a wedding gift!
She is such a thoughtful person. We loved having her as our Disney Vow Renewal officiant!
Thank you, Renee!!
Five stars all the way!
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Thank you so much, Erin, for your kind words! It was a joy to work with you on your Vow Renewal Ceremony, and the happiness on your faces said it all!
Marissa · Married on 06/30/2017
My husband and I chose to have a Disney World wedding mainly because we were looking to have a magical day at our favorite place. I can honestly say Renee, and our ceremony, was the BEST, most magical part of our day. Renee was incredibly helpful with assisting us in preparing our vows and really took the time to get to know us as a couple. She was so, so creative in adding fun aspects to our ceremony, while perfectly capturing my husband and I's love story. She treated me as if we were lifelong friends on my wedding day, and the lovely chat she had with me before walking down the aisle really helped to calm any nerves. Renee goes above and beyond to help make it a perfect day. Not only was she amazing with vow writing, but her timeliness in responding to emails and her helpfulness with information on name changes and obtaining the marriage certificate was outstanding. My husband and I will most definitely book Renee for vow renewals in the future!!Sent on 07/10/2017
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Marissa, thank you for your sweet review! Working with the two of you was a pleasure, and I'll never forget your smiles as you were pronounced husband and wife!
Stephanie · Married on 03/18/2017
Thanks Thanks Thanks!!!! =) Super happy with everything you did for us!!Sent on 03/31/2017
Jennifer · Married on 11/10/2016
My new husband, Todd, and I worked with Renee on our ceremony for our wedding in Walt Disney World earlier this month, and we can't say enough about how special she made our wedding day for us. From the intial point of contact to the wedding day, she worked with us on creating a truly unique, memorable ceremony that was EXACTLY what we wanted. We had a very small wedding with immediate family only, and we didn't get any sort of rehearsal included in our wedding package with Disney...but our ceremony was extremely important to us. We knew we needed a non-demoninational ceremony, and we wanted the ceremony to be all about us -- how we met, our shared passion for running, and, of course, incorporate a few touches of Disney magic. Renee not only helped us write a ceremony that captures so much of what makes us unique as a couple, but she took the time to schedule extra calls with us to ensure that we always felt comfortable and knew exactly what to do on the big day. She was always quick to answer e-mails and offer support and guidance on everything from the process of filing for a marriage license to offering feedback when we were writing our personal vows. On top of all of that, she is super sweet, personable, and an absolute pleasure to work with -- I was actually a little disappointed that we didn't get to spend more time together on the wedding day! If you are looking to create a wedding ceremony that's personal and unique, we can't recommend Renee enough -- hiring her was, by far, one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!Sent on 11/21/2016
A Lovely Ceremony's reply:Jen, thanks so much for your wonderful words! Working with a creative couple like the two of you is what makes for a wonderfully unique ceremony, and I'm so glad you were happy with the result!