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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Coleen · Married on 09/13/2019

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    Larissa was lovely!

    We thoroughly enjoyed working with and getting to know Larissa. She was warm, professional and put us at ease throughout the entire process. And, at the ceremony, she was an absolutely lovely and inspiring presence!

    Sent on 09/29/2019
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    Laura · Married on 09/07/2019

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    Most personal ceremony ever!

    Larissa was an amazing officiant to work with. She is so sweet, funny and very laid back. It was so fun to fill out her questionnaire (and it actually really helped me write my vows) and from it she created an amazing ceremony that was SO personal, emotional, and funny. The best part was she allowed us to edit it any way we wanted so there was literally no way the ceremony wouldn't be perfect to us. She also helped us with our vows and edited them for us and had them printed out for us for the ceremony. After the wedding was over, we had some issues where we had put the wrong address on the license and she totally took care of it for us. She went above and beyond :) We are so thankful that we found her!!

    Sent on 09/11/2019

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Hey Laura (and Mike)
    Thank you both for such a lovely review. It was so great working with you both (you more!) and then performing the ceremony. I'm so happy you and your guests all liked it and I wish you both nothing but the best!
    Larissa
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    Stephanie · Married on 08/11/2019

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    She was amazing!

    I can't say enough good things about Larissa! She was absolutely amazing! Our wedding guests would not stop coming up to us saying how beautiful our ceremony was and how they all cried through the whole thing! She made it so personal and perfect for us, I still get chocked up thinking about it. She was so sweet and amazing throughout the whole process, and even calmed me down when we had a moment alone in the bridal suite before the ceremony. She was a such a calming and soothing presence! And the kicker, she emailed us prior to the wedding to randomly make sure we had everything in order, and we had totally forgot to get out marriage license! If it weren't for her sending that reminder we would have had a disaster! I can't thank her enough for everything she did for us! I would recommend her a thousand times over!! :)

    Sent on 08/19/2019

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thanks Steph (and Aldo!)
    It was such a pleasure working with you both and a fun and loving ceremony to write. And phew re the license :)
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    Rachel Brizzi · Married on 08/10/2019

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    Larissa was AMAZING to work with!

    Larissa was so wonderful to work with from the first email exchange until the very end! Our ceremony was perfect and better than I could have ever expected! I would highly recommend using her for your wedding - I don't think there is anyone else out there that could have been better!

    Sent on 08/15/2019

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thanks Rachel and Will, you guys were awesome to work with! The location was just beautiful and I had so much fun writing and then the ceremony itself!
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    Tom G · Married on 06/01/2019

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    The most perfect Officiant we could have ever dreamt of

    We can't say enough great things about Larissa. We had spoken to about 4 or 5 different Officiants before speaking with Larissa. Two minutes into the phone call I put my phone on mute, turned around to my fiancé and said "I think we've found our officiant". We were right.

    After a great intro call Larissa encouraged us to speak to others before making a decision. We were ready to just say yes, so we pretended to speak to others and then messaged her 4 days later saying we'd decided to go with her (haha, sorry Larissa)!!

    From that point on the experience got better and better. She sent a very thorough questionnaire through that not only was used by Larissa to write her portion of the ceremony, but also really helped me with writing my grooms speech. Don't fill this out on a plane though, you'll cry in public.

    A few weeks later we received a google doc with the first draft of the ceremony in. It was pretty much perfect. We jumped on a call, which Larissa actually agreed to do while she was on vacation - again, showing her flexibility and obsession with putting couple's first - and ended up with the most perfect ceremony.

    On the day, Larissa turned up early, made sure to make us feel as relaxed and at ease as possible before giving a confident and well spoken performance. She also perfectly mixed love, sentiment, family and humor into the ceremony and her delivery was spot on - exactly as we'd hoped for.

    One other thing I'd like to point out is something that I didn't notice on the day, but we had a few people mention to us after the ceremony and we've since noticed the impact of what Larissa did in our wedding photography. And that was that during the vows, she actually stepped to the side so she was out of shot and there was clear space between myself and my bride - meaning our photographer was able to take perfectly framed photos of us. Again, I didn't notice this at the time as I was too busy focussing on the whole getting married thing, but many others did notice and it's further testament to Larissa's attention to detail and willingness to put the couple first in every aspect of the pre, during and post wedding experience.

    I can't recommend her enough. Thank you Larissa!

    Sent on 06/29/2019
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    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thank you so much Tom for such a lovely (and long!) review. It was such an honor marrying you to each other! Go England!
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    Rebecca · Married on 01/27/2019

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    Wonderful Person, Beautiful Ceremony

    Larissa officiated our wedding in January, and we can’t say enough wonderful things about her. She is professional, but also so warm and friendly. Larissa took the time to get to know both of us during the months before the ceremony, which allowed her to make it personal, meaningful, and true to who we are as a couple. Some of our guests thought we had known her for years! On our big day, she had everything taken care of, which allowed us to relax and really enjoy our ceremony. We had three young nieces involved in our ceremony, and Larissa took the time to chat with each of them beforehand to put them at ease (she’s fantastic with children). She also chatted with family and guests—everyone had such nice things to say about her. We highly recommend her, with no reservations whatsoever. She was great!

    Sent on 03/09/2019
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    Leslyn · Married on 12/16/2018

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    More than I could have ever ask for!

    I could not recommend Larissa enough. We hired her for a more “elopement” style ceremony, but she didn’t treat us any different than her average client. The ceremony she wrote for us was absolutely beautiful. Not only did it bring tears to my eyes, but it actually made my “baby” brother cry (which was extremely unexpected)! I could not be more grateful for everything Larissa did for us. She was always so kind, and patient when it came to any questions, or waiting for responses from our end... I would recommend her 1000000 times over. You will NOT regret working with her!

    Sent on 12/19/2018

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thank you Leslyn! What a pleasure it was working with you both and I wish you lots of happiness. And Merry Christmas!
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    Lauren Mckeown · Married on 11/20/2018

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    We are so glad we chose Larissa

    From my first email to Larissa I knew I had found the perfect officiant for our NYC wedding. Living in the UK and trying to arrange a wedding abroad can be tasking, but with Larissa to hand to answer any questions, offer advice and give us tips, she was perfect. Very personable and really got to know us as a couple and what we wanted on the day. Our day was PERFECT and Larissa helped us achieve this by being her genuine lovely self. We married at the Top Of The Rock and what an experience it was. Larissa is definitely someone I have already recommended to people and I would tell anyone looking for a friendly, personable, down to earth professional officiant - choose Larissa. It is a day we will never forget and I am glad that this lovely lady was part of it.

    Thank you Larissa. Keep being your amazing self.

    Lauren & Shaun (Liverpool, UK)

    Sent on 01/18/2019
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    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thank you both for this lovely review. It was such a fun wedding on the TOTR and I'll never forget that excited old lady waving at you! All the best to you both for a lifetime of happiness!
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    Mary Beth · Married on 11/10/2018

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    Larissa was one of the high points of our Wedding!

    I can't say enough wonderful things about Larissa and her work as our officiant. I am admittedly a control freak, and wanted our ceremony to go a certain way and neither be too short nor too long. She accommodated all my wishes entirely, and by having myself and my husband fill out a detailed survey she was able to come up with lovely words & touches that felt like she had known us for years! She had our attendees laughing and crying (and me and my husband too!) throughout the ceremony. Many people came up to me during our reception to tell me how wonderful they thought she was. I am so happy we chose her to officiate our big day!

    Sent on 01/16/2019

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thank you Mary Beth, what a lovely review and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you! I'm glad we were able to come up with such a wonderful ceremony. Best wishes to Frank, Larissa
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    Olga · Married on 09/28/2018

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    Working with Larissa was very easy and pleasant. She was responsive to emails and did a great job of writing up the ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted - warm, sentimental and even funny at times.

    Sent on 10/06/2018
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    Miriam Fieldsend · Married on 09/13/2018

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    Thanks Larissa for being the perfect celebrant!!

    Highly recommend Larissa if you are looking for a celebrant for your wedding ceremony. My husband and I recently got married in Central Park at the ‘Treehouse for Dreaming.’ We organised everything from the UK and were so happy to find Larissa who was super helpful and gave us lots of advice and recommendations to make sure we had the perfect day 💖😍!

    Sent on 10/16/2018
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    Jennifer · Married on 09/07/2018

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    Larissa made our ceremony perfect! We wanted a lighthearted and warm ceremony and Larissa did just that! She was able to add all personal touches and truly make our ceremony unique. She is such a sweetheart and was so easy to work with and very organized. Thank you again Larissa!

    Sent on 09/28/2018
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    alexis · Married on 08/08/2018

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    With less than a week to plan, Larissa created the most amazing ceremony for us in Central Park. We were very last minute with planning because it was a spur of the moment decision. But we gave her a little background about us & she whipped up a personalized ceremony that included our love story. She recommended a great spot with the aesthetics that made for beautiful pictures. Right by the water, with the bridge behind, the sun hit us at the right spot where it felt like we were the only people on this earth and nothing else mattered. Couldn’t thank her enough. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 08/13/2018

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thanks Alexis, it really was put together last minute so I am so glad you liked it :)
    It was so beautiful and I will think of you every time I pass that spot!
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    Donna · Married on 08/04/2018

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    Ceremony perfection

    Having Larissa marry us was the easiest and best decision we made. From our very first phone conversation, we knew she was the one to marry us. Besides her incredible accent, she took her time explaining what a celebrant is/does, the process involved that she takes her clients through and answered any and all questions we had.

    We knew we wanted our ceremony to be intimate and have our guests feel the incredible love and authentic happiness that we had for each other and Larissa did that and more! Throughout the planning process, Larissa got to know us both as individuals and as a couple. Getting to know who we were, what our story was, and other details about our lives, helped Larissa write an amazing and incredibly touching ceremony script. She captured and told our love story perfectly and even made guests who never shed a tear cry!

    We may have only known Larissa for a short time while planning the wedding, but it was as if she was our closest friend. Two months later, our guests are still talking about how incredible and sentimental our ceremony was and how they wished they knew Larissa when they had gotten married.

    We still keep in touch with Larissa and plan to in the future. She truly cares about you and treats your wedding as if it was her own. We cannot thank her enough for making our wedding day and the planning process for the ceremony so memorable. You will not regret choosing Larissa to officiate your ceremony!! She is genuine and professional and incredible at what she does. Your ceremony may only be a small portion of your wedding day, but it is the most important moment of that day and Larissa will ensure that it will be unique, personal, and beyond what you could even envision so that it is perfection.

    Sent on 10/22/2018
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    Christina · Married on 07/21/2018

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    It was wonderful to work with Larissa. She was very easy going and totally flexible. We really wanted to personalize our ceremony and she could not have been more accomodating. Whether you want something religious or not, traditional or not, Larissa can make it happen. She contributed great ideas and guided us through every step of the process. We wanted to saber champagne as a unity ceremony, which is a bit outside the box, but she was totally game. We also really appreciated the fact that Larissa took care of all the paperwork involved with getting the marraige license, which gave us one less thing to worry about.

    Sent on 09/11/2018
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    Paige · Married on 06/22/2018

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    Larissa was an absolute pleasure to work with. She brought our intimate Brooklyn wedding to life with the delivery of the speech she had prepared. The process of discussing what it was we wanted the tone of our ceremony to be was effortless and she immediately understood what it was we wanted. Larissa is extremely professional and organized. I knew we were in good hands and all of our guests agreed it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever witnessed. Thank you Larissa!!

    Sent on 06/24/2018

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thanks Paige, absolutely pleasure to work with in return. I really enjoyed the intimacy of your wedding and wish nothing but the best for you and Rob!
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    Sile and David · Married on 06/14/2018

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    We found Larissa on a recommendation and we cannot say enough about her. Getting Married in another country can be stressful and confusing, but Larissa was always there to answer any questions. The day itself was amazing! She made the ceremony so special for us both and we cannot recommend her enough!!

    Sent on 06/23/2018

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thanks Sile and David. What a beautiful ceremony that was! I hope you had a fabulous rest of the trip and safe travels home.
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    Roza · Married on 05/26/2018

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    Larissa was thoughtful, funny, and such a pleasure to be around. The ceremony was perfect thanks to this beautiful person!

    Sent on 06/12/2018
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    Tiffany · Married on 02/03/2018

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    My husband and I got married on February 3rd, 2018 and Larissa was our celebrant. From the first phone call, we knew that Larissa was an amazing person and that we wanted her to be part of our wedding day. She is kind, caring, funny and easy to talk to. They way that she incorporated our lives as a couple, our personalities apart and our family and friends into the ceremony was everything we hoped for and more. With Larissa, we never felt any pressure along the way and she sent so many samples and ideas for us to look at, that it was effortless! So many of our guests commented on the ceremony, saying that they were so moved! Larissa had tears of emotion trickling down our cheeks... and cheers and laughter, all in the same 20 minutes! I would recommend Larissa to any couple who is looking for a unique ceremony to celebrate their love, life, adventures, hopes and dreams. Thank you!!!!!

    Sent on 03/05/2018

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    You guys were a dream to work with! Thank you for asking me to officiate.
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    Emily · Married on 11/12/2017

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    We just tied the knot on November 12, 2017 and could not recommend Larissa more. Everything about wedding planning and the day of is hectic but every experience we had with Larissa was lovely. Our ceremony was personal and really reflected who we are! our guests were saying they wanted to get married again just so Larissa could officiate! Our ceremony was funny, lighthearted yet meaningful and sentimental, exactly as we requested. Larissa was beyond personable, friendly and super responsive. I really felt like she put thought and heart into our ceremony. She even recommended a place for us to stay on our honeymoon in England and it was by far one of our favorite parts of the trip!! Ceremony and honeymoon planning in one!! We really look back on our ceremony as our favorite part of the day and we can't thank her enough for that!! She was even thoughtful enough to step out of the way during our first kiss and parts of the ceremony so it was only us in the shots and they came out amazing. She was flexible and put us at ease throughout the entire process. Ultimately your ceremony is the most important part of the day and ours was perfect and we never felt worried about it, we cant recommend her enough!

    Sent on 12/01/2017

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Hi - apologies for the delay! Thank you both, I really enjoyed coming up with your ceremony and delivering it. It was one of my last 2017 weddings and couldn't have been a better one!
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    Jill · Married on 10/08/2017

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    A zillion stars for Larissa...I am the mom of the bride. Our daughters wedding was last week, and people are still talking about how SPECIAL the ceremony was, which was because of Larissa. She made the service personal, sensitive, funny and intimate, having spent time learning about the bride and groom and putting together a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. Her amazing patience, support and personal touch were top notch. The ceremony had laughter, happy tears, funny stories and touching moments. From the start, she was so easy to work with, and she really got to know the bride and groom, which made the ceremony just beautiful and heart-felt. I can't say enough about her. We were told by our guests that the service was one of the most special they had witnessed, which set off for a wonderful night of celebration. Thank you Larissa....everything was exactly as the kids had hoped for...and being the "mom" - I am grateful.

    Sent on 10/16/2017

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thanks Irene! It was such a pleasure and honor being a part of Jill and Tony's wedding. And I'm glad I got to surprise you at the end with the breaking of the glass! I wish them both a long and happy life together!
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    Joanna · Married on 10/07/2017

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    Larissa crafted the most moving and beautiful ceremony we'd ever heard...and we couldn't have had a better time collaborating with her! She encapsulated the essence of both of us in a charming, heartfelt ceremony. She is so lovely, and she officiated with such warmth, humor and grace, all of the attendees fell in love with her as much as we did! Everyone said it was the most moving wedding they'd been to. We wish we could marry again to work with her again!

    Sent on 10/10/2017

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Thank you so much J&J - I truly enjoyed the entire process with you both and I wish you both much happiness!
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    Lindsay · Married on 09/23/2017

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    I'd like to share the email that my new husband and I wrote to Larissa right after we returned from our honeymoon:

    Hi Larissa,

    Now that the wedding craziness has died down a bit (we just got back from Montauk, back to the real world now), we just wanted to reach out and say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding what it was. We could not be more grateful for your talent in helping us put ourselves out there (however embarrassing it might have been with my snort crying) but I know that everyone was truly touched and that it felt personal and intimate, which is exactly what we wanted. Working with you has been such a pleasure and we really could not have pulled this off without you, so thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

    Sincerely,

    Lindsay and Chris

    ...and we meant every word!

    Sent on 09/27/2017

    Weddings by Larissa's reply:

    Lindsay and Chris - what a pleasure it was working with you both! I truly enjoyed every moment and the ceremony too. Be happy together, I know you will :)
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    Carissa · Married on 09/12/2017

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    Couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. Larissa was outstanding. She made our ceremony so relaxed and easy. We felt comfortable with her straight away and felt like we’d known her for years. Before our wedding was about to commence it had started raining and she was so patient and waited until the rain subsided. My husband and I could not recommend Larissa more highly. We are so grateful at how special she helped make our wedding feel especially given that we eloped. Best ever!!!!!

    Sent on 07/24/2018
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    Natasha · Married on 08/16/2017

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    We are thrilled to have chosen Larissa to officiate our wedding! Larissa was exceptional from start to finish and her sincerity, professionalism and warmth shone through right from our first conversation. She was very easy to work with and helped us to tailor a ceremony that was special and unique. As Australians holding our destination wedding in New York, we really appreciated that she was available to chat via skype. She alleviated any fears we had about holding our ceremony overseas, and we knew exactly what to expect and prepare before we arrived. It was all very simple and stress free. We have Larissa to thank for setting the tone for a beautiful occasion that we will always treasure. On our wedding day we shared a few laughs and shed a few tears, it was just perfect. Now 6 months on we still talk about our incredible officiant and how touching our elopement was due to her. Larissa, in the middle of busy NYC you made us feel like we were the only two people in the world! Thank you, we are forever grateful.

    Sent on 02/06/2018

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