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Lindsey · Married on 06/03/2015
Larissa! I could not recommend her enough to be an officiant at your wedding. We worked with Larissa for 10 months before our big day. We live in Scotland and were getting married in NYC and Larissa was so helpful throughout the process. She is so personable, easy to communicate with and always keeps in touch. She personalised our wedding ceremony and it was beautiful. She is such a lovely person to work with and was always there to help with any questions we had to help us with our big day. Even if it wasn't related to the ceremony. I was quite apprehensive organising this wedding from afar but Larissa helped make this so much easier for us. I really couldn't recommend her enough. We hope to stay in touch with Larissa over the coming years!Sent on 06/08/2015
User5127520 · 2+ years ago
We were so happy to have our ceremony by Larissa. She is genuine, carrying and has wonderful presence. Thank you Larissa for making our ceremony specialSent on 05/30/2015
Gavin · Married on 05/28/2015
Larissa is warm and very accommodating. She was a joy to be around and easy to talk to. I have the highest regard for her and I think you'll be happy if you choose her as your officiant.Sent on 06/05/2015
Nicole · Married on 05/21/2015
We are a dutch couple that had an intimate ceremony in NYC (16 guests).Sent on 05/25/2015
From the first time we contacted Larissa by email we were certain we couldn't have picked a better celebrant for our dream wedding in NYC. We had a great meeting with her a few months before the wedding and kept in close contact via email.
Not only has she created a great ceremony, she has also been a awesome help in sorting out what we needed to do in order to get the marriage accepted by dutch law.
Our guests loved Larissa, she is fun, caring and knows how to create a warm and loving ceremony!
Sheila · Married on 05/16/2015
Larissa was warm and wonderful to work with. She personalized our ceremony, using information we'd given her and her own observations. She gave us plenty of opportunities for feedback, so that it was a truly collaborative process. Our ceremony was everything we wanted: loving and joyful with just the right touch of humor. Larissa helped to make our day exactly as we'd dreamed it would be.Sent on 05/18/2015
Kristy · Married on 03/21/2015
Larissa was an amazing officiant. We were looking for someone who wasn't too stuffy for our non-traditional ceremony. She has a beautiful voice and wrote our ceremony from scratch. We received so many compliments about how personal and perfect it was for us. Larissa is professional yet down to Earth and made us feel comfortable from start to finish. It was truly an original, funny, modern and endearing ceremony delivered by a charming and friendly personality.We couldn't have been more pleased with how everything turned out.Sent on 04/08/2015
Debbie · Married on 02/27/2015
Just amazing lady doing an amazing job! Very friendly, approachable and fun, she made our day ours! The contact before the wedding was at our own pace with no pressure, and tailored perfectly to our needs. Thanks so much xxSent on 02/28/2015
User4739291 · 2+ years ago
Larissa was really helpful and very accommodating! She had very little to work with but still did a fantastic job.Sent on 01/26/2015
Tess · Married on 12/23/2014
Larissa was extremely helpful and always willing to go the extra mile in offering assistance as we planned our elopement to New York. She always replied to emails in a timely manner and responded to concerns and questions in a caring manner.Sent on 12/26/2014
Michelle · Married on 12/23/2014
From the first e-mail we received from Larissa we knew she had to marry us! Larissa is as professional as she is lively, bubbly and just so easy to work with. She was extremely helpful leading up to the wedding as well making sure we had everything sorted before we flew out of Sydney to New York and the service she put together for us was just beautiful.Sent on 12/31/2014
We'd recommend Larissa to any bride or groom looking to get married in New York!
Jessica · Married on 12/20/2014
Larissa is a well rounded person. She is cheerful, friendly and creative. Most importantly she has a great spirit and I felt confident in my decision to hire her as my wedding officiant.Sent on 12/29/2014
User4516041 · 2+ years ago
We found Larissa in our last minute search for an officiant and could not be happier with our choice! Larissa made the process so easy and she helped us every step of the way. We wanted a very simple and short ceremony that included a reading that tied to our love of quantum physics and Larissa helped us put together beautiful vows! She is responsive and puts quite a bit of thought and prep into making the vows specific to the couple. We highly recommend!Sent on 11/03/2014
Nida · Married on 10/25/2014
Larissa was recommended to us by another officiant who was booked on the day of our wedding. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant / celebrant. Larissa spent a great deal of time getting to know us and worked with us to create a non-denominational ceremony that was perfectly tailored to us as a couple. She came up with ideas and readings that made the ceremony even more intimate and special than we could have imagined. It was a pleasure working with her and we would strongly recommend her to other couples.Sent on 11/29/2014
User4496373 · 2+ years ago
Larissa was amazing to work with. She was super responsive and flexible with our last minute elopement. She really listened to what we wanted and planned the most perfect ceremony and included our dog! Our ceremony and vows had such a personal touch, it felt like it was written by someone who had known us for years.Sent on 10/23/2014
Lilly · Married on 09/27/2014
We used Larissa to get married in New York and it was the best choice we could have made, as we eloped from the UK so were pretty much clueless with everything until we found her !!! She help with everything from flowers to make up to hair to location she could not have been more helpful, and that was all before we had even met her.Sent on 10/07/2014
She then came to met us the day before in the hotel where we were staying and instantly we were put at easy and reconfirmed that we had made the right choice it was like meeting with a friend.
The day of the ceremony she tailored everything to suit us and really really made our day super special.
I would recommend her to anyone she was totally fantastic and I can honestly say that without her the day would not have been the same.
Benjamin · Married on 09/26/2014
We found Larissa just a few short weeks before our wedding and she was warm, responsive, and helpful. She put up with my (admittedly insane) edits and delivered a great ceremony.Sent on 09/28/2014
Shahanaz · Married on 09/17/2014
Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel New YorkSent on 09/21/2014
Larissa Martell was a true and exceptional find. Phil and I discussed our elopement to New York some 3 months ago and didnt actually do or make any arrangements until a month beforehand. Larissa came on high recommendation. She confirmed her availability straight away and was extremely helpful with regards to the process. Everything was confirmed again via email. Leading up to the date of our elopement Larissa asked for any special readings, family members that we wanted to remember and had asked questions of both Phil and I (separately) about one another. She managed to incorporate these just before our vows which made it personal, memorable and injected some humour too which made our photographers and witnesses to the ceremony laugh and smile. Larissa made our day special. Before I/we finally met Larissa the day before the wedding at the Mandarin..I felt we were meeting up with a friend. She is truly lovely, personable and a gorgeous person and now our new friend.
If you are looking for an officiate, someone who can make your wedding special then pick Larissa....You wont regret it.
Shana & Phil
stacie · Married on 09/06/2014
Larissa was by far the most amicable and personable celebrant that we reached out to in NYC. During our consultation, she didn't impose her hand, lecture or interfere with what we envisioned for our ceremony. I say that because we had a consultation with a very well known "internet" older wedding celebrant in NYC that was very patronizing in his tone. This was a second marriage and we wanted to involve the children in a symbolic "light" way. She had a great idea to have them all briefly participate. Larissa conducted the ceremony beautifully and it was the most memorable and beautiful part of the whole evening. Wish I could go back to that moment again!Sent on 03/03/2015
Yasmin · Married on 09/04/2014
Everything was great thank you very much for making our special day happen!Sent on 09/04/2014
Alina · Married on 08/24/2014
Finding Larissa for our wedding was the best thing that could have happened for us. We searched online for many nights and the one person who was recommended to us by a friend was booked. As we continued to search and search we came across many strange people and could not find someone who we actually enjoyed talking to. We thought that is was going to be a disaster coming from two different cultures and that it wouldn’t be possible to create something that was unique and personalized for us but then we found Larissa online and set up a date to meet. As soon as she started talking to us we knew she was the one and booked her right away. She is extremely down to earth and caring and it was a great pleasure working with her each step of the way. She personalized our story and even managed to include our son and nephew into the ceremony (improvised), which was something I didn’t even think of because they are both 4 years old and can sometimes be tough cookies to work with. She really took her time and created something that was amazing and everything that we wanted and more. I highly recommend Larissa to anyone who wants someone who truly cares for the people she works with and who can personalize the ceremony to absolutely anything that you want it to be. THANK YOU LARISSA!Sent on 08/28/2014
Alina & Manuel Flores
Josh & Amanda · Married on 08/05/2014
We travelled from Australia to get married in New York (at the Empire Fulton-Ferry Boardwalk under the Brooklyn Bridge), and of course not being in the city whilst planning our wedding was tricky for some aspects, this was not one of them. Larissa was so obliging, professional and honestly an absolute pleasure to work with. Right from the beginning, we felt very comfortable with her and she understood exactly what we wanted. Our day, whilst it flew by, was perfect and we have Larissa to thank for a big part of that!Sent on 09/08/2014
Julia · Married on 07/26/2014
We would like to thank Larissa for the beautiful job she did with our wedding! It was fantastic to have her as our officiant!Sent on 08/13/2014
Preparations for our wedding took a bit of a dramatic turn when due to circumstances beyond anyone's control our work with our originally selected officiant had to be canceled.
So Larissa came to our rescue, and despite the short time she had to bring everything together, we could not be happier with the outcome!
We learned of Larissa through our wedding planner, Nina Hoffer, and we are so grateful for the recommendation! Larissa made us feel completely comfortable after just one meeting. She then followed up proactively with phone conversations and numerous emails back and forth, so we felt that we have her undivided attention and support. With less then a week before the wedding, Larissa managed to work with us on a script of the ceremony, modify some details and give us some valuable suggestions which made the ceremony even more personal and special. Larissa even gave us a book on wedding readings for inspiration, which actually contained a better version of a piece we originally selected!
We thought our wedding ceremony went very smoothly and beautifully, our guests are still remarking on what a lovely ceremony it was!
Larissa is a great speaker, wonderful professional and a very warm and fun person in general! We would highly recommend her!
Julia and Alex
Amanda · Married on 06/21/2014
Finding Larissa to officiate our wedding was a dream come true! Prior to being introduced to Larissa, I had spoken with a few officiants who couldn't have been farther from what we were looking for. Larissa is extremely down to earth, personable, and overall a wonderful person. She is genuine and really listened to what we were looking for and in the end, delivered exactly that in our ceremony. Throughout the entire process, Larissa was extremely accommodating (came to our apartment twice and braved our 7 pound "killer" of a dog) and really put us at ease. Overall, Larissa was absolutely amazing to work! I would recommend Larissa to anyone who is looking for an officiant who truly cares about what she does and the couples she marries.Sent on 08/05/2014
Emily · Married on 07/22/2017
We we SO happy that we chose Larissa as our officiant! From our first conversation with Larissa, she was warm and friendly, and she has a presence about her -- we really trusted that she would be able to lead our ceremony. We had many guests comment to us how personal the ceremony was, she did a great job conveying the tone that we wanted. Larissa was so easy to work with and so sweet, we loved her!Sent on 08/21/2017
User5261064 · 2+ years ago
Larissa was a pleasure to work with, she made the process of crafting our ceremony easy and stress free. She took our responses to a simple questionnaire and created a service that was personal and heartfelt. She was prompt in her responses to us and helped us to navigate the process. I'd definitely recommend working with her, especially if you are looking for a beautiful and low stress wedding day.Sent on 07/14/2015