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Officiant in Brooklyn,

Alice Soloway, Uncommon Wedding Officiant and Celebrant

Multiple Locations
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(347) 247-3009
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  • 161 Reviews


    Marcella Yakalis

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  • Hiring Alice to officiate our ceremony was the easiest decision that we made during the chaos of the last several months. We knew we still wanted to get married on our original date of 7/31, even though we postponed our large public ceremony due to COVID-19 until next year. We contacted Alice and right away, felt a personal connection with her. From the first zoom call we had, we knew we wanted to work with her, and made the decision to hire her within a day of speaking to her. Alice is warm, caring and takes interest in each one of her clients beyond just that of a business interaction. Alice made everything incredibly easy to fill out with her online portal, and via email. We gave her the information she would need to write our ceremony, and she curated a beautiful, personalized ceremony. Just before our ceremony, I was incredibly nervous. Alice greeted me with warmth and kindness, guiding us separately through the signing of the marriage certificate and helping us calm our n... Read more

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    Dear Marcy, I will always remember that moment you greeted me upstairs when I arrived, the way you and Ian looked at each other during the ceremony, and the tears that expressed your love during your vows. It was a pleasure to feel the love and support of your loved ones who were present (and masked:) and to witness your excitement when you saw all of your virtual guests on-screen after the kiss! Thank you for trusting me with your Covid (Plan B) ceremony. It was a joy.

    Mei Da Liu

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  • Alice Soloway was professional when performing our virtual ceremony. Excellent communicator and we can tell she loves her job. She had the warmest smile during the whole ceremony. She made us feel secure and assure us she was here for us and it was about us and she was here to help. We messaged her on the day our license was issued and she message us back quick. She was able to fit us in her schedule the next day. During the ceremony she gave us options on how to stand/sit and gave us words to exchange that made happy tears flow. It was a simple and beautify marriage ceremony. Thank you Alice we are very happy!

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    Thank you, Mei Da! Meeting you and Shirley and pronouncing was a beautiful experience. I could feel the emotion and the love between you. Thank you for sharing that moment with me! Warmest regards, Alice

    Sophia Dzanashvili

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  • Alice was wonderful. She answered all of my questions promptly. We got married on her lakefront property which was beautiful and made our small covid ceremony much more meaningful. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to get married.

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    Dear Sophia, It was a pleasure to work with you. I'm glad you were able to come to the lake and I can't wait to see your photos! Wishing you both a happy life together. With love, alice

    Laura Kukula

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  • We were so lucky to find Alice for our Central Park wedding, and can't recommend her highly enough. Finding an officiant was top priority for us, but we wanted to find a particular type of person. In our experience, celebrants are often a bit "showy" and somehow make the ceremony more about themselves than the couple. However, as soon as I read Alice's profile I knew she was different. She responded to our email straight away with a kind message, and suggested a Skype call. She was warm, down to earth, and interested to learn about our personalities. She talked us through the legal stuff, listed the pros and cons for different locations, and gave us different options for vows. She also recommended our fabulous photographer Jocelyn Voo who she's worked with before. As for the ceremony it was everything we wanted it to be. Alice has a really calm aura so she helped my husband relax whilst he waited for me in the park. She told our story and read our vows in such a beautiful way that ... Read more

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    Thank you Laura! Chatting with Stefan while waiting for you to arrive was special. Getting to know you both and pronouncing you "married" were highlights of my year! Wishing you love and the happiest life together!

    Jacqueline Huang

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  • Alice is amazing! Super helpful, genuinely kind, and clearly loves love and what she does! We had a virtual wedding and Alice was there to guide us through all the technical aspects. From the beginning, she made the process very smooth and easy for us. I really appreciated how invested she was in getting to know us, so she could make our wedding special. My husband and I were able to have a ceremony that was very much us and reflected who we are to each other - and we couldn't have done it without Alice being there to help celebrate our love!

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    Hi Jacqueline, I am so happy that you chose me to perform your virtual wedding ceremony. I could feel the love between you and the excitement of your guests – right through the screen! Wishing you and Franck the happiest life together, with good health and lots of love. Warmest, Alice

    Gabriel Mayorga

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  • My wife and I had no idea what to expect with our marriage planning since City Hall in NYC closed down due to Covid-19 in March. We already had our marriage license but had no place to get married. In May, the Cupid project was consolidated by NYC marriage bureau, which allows couples to get officially married online. We were so happy that our plan wouldn’t get further delayed. I did a quick search for virtual wedding officiants in hope to find a perfect match who will host our special zoom wedding event. Alice was the 4th person I spoke with and I immediately felt that she was the one we wanted. From her calming voice, friendly smile, and a brief explanation of the process, Alice provide us details on what to expect and gave us a solid plan since day 1. She really made me feel like she cared about us having a special day regardless of the situation, unlike some other people I spoke with that made things sound like a business transaction. 

Alice remained in constant contact wit... Read more

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    Dear Gabe and Rosy, I loved working with you through the entire process. I appreciated your enthusiasm, your attention to detail, your sense of humor and the tenderness of your vows. Thank you for trusting me and including me on your wedding day. Wishing you a lifetime of love together!

    Jonathan Rogoff

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  • My wife and I re-read through many of the positive reviews on Alice’s site before writing our own and found ourselves nodding “yes, yes, and yes” in wholehearted and enthusiastic agreement with all of them. Alice is truly as warm, professional, respectful, supportive, and, most importantly, as amazingly personable as everyone else has said and then some! My wife and I are both introverts by nature so we decided to skip writing our own vows but didn’t want to lose the personal touch that comes with the gesture. We also wanted to keep our ceremony simple and concise but still convey our great love for each other in a meaningful way. When searching for an officiant, we mentally prepared ourselves to settle for “good enough” but then we came across Alice’s site. Between the rave reviews and all of the heartwarming photos of Alice with the other couples lucky enough to have been married by her, we had a gut feeling that we found someone great. From our introductory ... Read more

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    Dear Jonathan, your winter wedding was a highlight of my year. Rereading your ceremony today made me fall in love with you and Sarah all over again. Wishing you the happiest upcoming one year anniversary and a lifetime of love. – alice

    Terri-Lyn Van Aken

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  • Alice did our wedding ceremony during COVID-19 during a zoom call. She was beyond professional and helpful the entire time. She answered all my emails, phone calls, and bothersome text messages leading up to the wedding. She helped ease my nerves and helped me write my vows with advice and encouragement. The words she spoke and her presence via zoom was beyond amazing. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants the most professional, caring, and sweetest person to marry them.

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    Dear Terri-Lyn, It was a great pleasure to be part of your wedding, from you getting your license to pronouncing you married. I'm so glad you shared personal vows. You made me teary! Congratulations and thank you again!

    Petra Claiborne

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  • We highly recommend Alice! She's lovely yet professional, and works with speed/efficiency. Due to Covid-19 pandemic we had to get married virtually (we had family members from around the world join in through Zoom), but she still managed to make it very sweet and personal. Who knew a zoom wedding could be so beautiful! :-)

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    Hi Petra, it WAS beautiful! Welcoming your family from around the world and feeling their support and love made me so happy! And it was indeed my pleasure to pronounce you and Sheldon MARRIED! Wishing you the very best! Alice

    Toni Thomas

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  • Alice was our officiant for our recent elopment and she was everything I could have hoped for and more. From the initial phone call to talk through what my husband and I were looking for, to her thoughtful questionnare that got us to write down how me met and what marriage meant to each of us; her system was approoachable and flawless. Alice came up with a beautiful description of how we arrived at our wedding day, and crafted a ceremony that was jovial as well as grounded in the committment that we were making official. My husband and I both felt moved, recognized, respected and celebrated which is amazing given we only had known Alice through this process. One of our guests remarked that Alice was perfect, and the perfect note to our ceremony. Can't thank her enough, and would highly recommend her for any couple looking to book a celebrant or officiant, you will be very glad you did.

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    Hi Toni, Thank you so much. I'm happy that you felt recognized, respected and celebrated... the hallmarks of a meaningful ceremony (and good rapport)! Wishing you both the happiest and most loving life together!

    Mallory Cairo

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  • I wanted an officiant that would be able to create a meaningful, secular ceremony. Alice delivered above and beyond. She starts with a questionnaire, which is extensive, but she was able to incorporate our personalities, dreams, hopes for our future so wonderfully based on the information we gave her. People were raving about her ceremony - my friends and family members asked how she knew me so well! She was able to create a ceremony that was deeply personal, meaningful, and tailored to our exact wishes, but beyond our imagination! She was professional throughout, making the entire thing seamless. Go for Alice!

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    Thank you, Mallory! I loved working with you and Kevin from the moment I met you. Wishing you a lifetime of good health and happiness together! – alice

    Jenna Kallapure

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  • We were lucky enough to have been able to pick Alice from Pop the knot. Alice was absolutely amazing to work with. She asked us questions to help personalize our wedding. She took that information and doctored it up to make it feel like something out of a movie. She was so warm and kind. She was so elegantly spoken. We felt like when she was speaking she took what we wanted to convey about our love and hit it out of the park. We live out of state and she so graciously submitted our marriage application for us which was a tremendous help since we were leaving NYC the next day. I would recommend Alice over and over. There are not enough amazing things I can say about our experience with Alice. I am so happy that she was our officiant.

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    Dear Jenna, Thank you so much for your feedback. It was an honor to tell your story and celebrate your love and commitment to each other. Many thanks!

    Charlotte Emily Casale

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  • From the moment my husband and I met Alice, we knew she would be the perfect officiant for our wedding. Alice is calm, compassionate and warm. In the lead up to the wedding Alice was extremely helpful, thoughtful and responsive. Alice wrote the ceremony for us, based on a questionnaire my husband and I both completed about how we met, how our relationship has evolved etc. The ceremony Alice wrote for us was the perfect balance of emotion and humor -- exactly what we were hoping for. Some of the wedding guests thought we knew Alice — that’s how part of her family she makes you feel! We highly recommend Alice.

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    Dear Charlotte, I fell in love with you and Mike the moment we met at Lea's, and working with you was so much fun! Thank you for the honor and for this lovely review! With love, Alice

    Madelaine Cochran

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  • Alice was the best officiant we could have asked for. We originally planned to elope at City Hall but we wanted a more personal experience and I’m so glad we chose to work with her. Our elopement photographer sourced Alice for us and I honestly couldn’t have picked anyone better myself. We had an initial skype meeting in the weeks leading up to our ceremony – with lots of technical difficulties on our end and she was very patient. She asked us about our relationship and how it evolved and turned our story into a very special ceremony. Alice is such a personable individual it made us feel completely at ease, almost as if we’d known her previously. The ceremony she wrote for us made us laugh and cry and will be something we remember forever. She even shared the ceremony with us afterwards so that we could pass along to our families who were not there with us. I would highly recommend Alice!

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    Dear Madelaine, It was my honor to be your officiant. Your intimate ceremony in the urban garden setting was fantastic! I hope your friends and family shared the experience and felt the love from the photos and the script. Sending love, Alice

    LAURA J

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  • We were so lucky to find Alice as our wedding officiant! She was so perfect for our wedding ceremony. We didn't want anything too traditional or generic... but also nothing too serious or emotional. Especially, because I really did not want to tear up on our wedding day. Alice understood all of our requests - She set such a lovely and witty vibe, but with so much thought and love put into our ceremony. Everything felt extra special - our favorite part was when she talked about our Love Story: How we met and what we love about each other. That really made our guests laugh.. it was a heart-warming story! It really added that sweet personal touch to the ceremony. Alice is very professional and is so on top of everything. She provided us with first draft, second draft, cue sheets.. she was able to guide us on some parts where we felt clueless during our planning process. Our FaceTime interview with Alice went smoothly and she made sure we covered all the details and agenda for the cerem... Read more

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    Dear Laura, thank you for trusting me to tell your love story. I appreciated the authenticity of your wedding. You are Sam are a treasure!
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