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Officiant in Brooklyn,

Alice Soloway, Uncommon Wedding Officiant and Celebrant

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(347) 247-3009
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  • 168 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.

    T S

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  • We were so lucky to find Alice for a marriage officiant. The entire process with her was very smooth. She was very responsive, kind, and made us feel comfortable from the beginning to the end. We also appreciate her flexibility and kind gesture when we wanted to change our wedding date at the last minute due to the weather condition. She absolutely made our wedding day so special with her great lead and we could not ask for more! If you are looking for a very special, but private, cozy and heartwarming ceremony, Alice is the right person to be your marriage officiant. I trully recommend her on your very special day :)

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    Dear T and L, I was teary witnessing your emotion as you honored your parents who were watching your wedding from around the world. Thank you for your vision, intention and heartfelt appreciation. Wishing you good health and happiness, always!

    Kiersten Spagli

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    5 out of 5
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  • I am so glad that my husband and I chose Alice to officiate our elopement! She has such a warm and calming energy and our ceremony was absolutely perfect! She made the whole process easy and fun. She even sent us a whole list of beautifully written vows to choose from. We highly recommend Alice!!!

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    Hi Kiersten, Marrying you and Zachary was spectacular. The view was almost as inspiring as the emotion you shared. Wishing you the very best! Alice

    Margo Ruban

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    5 out of 5
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  • Alice is a wonderful and very thoughtful officiant! She has led our online wedding ceremony via Zoom so gracefully and beautifully that all our guests were absolutely enjoying each and every second of it. I can highly recommend Alice to any couple wishing to getting married!

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    Dear Margo, From our first phone call, through the planning and pronouncing you married, it was a joy to work with you. Wishing you both a happy and healthy life together! With love, Alice

    Marissa Larkin

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot put into words how amazing Alice was for our wedding ceremony. We received compliments from our guests the entire night. We had Alice write our entire ceremony and did not write/read our own vows. I highly recommend doing it this way as Alice wrote a beautiful ceremony and you get to focus on listening to it. We also did a handfasting ceremony which was amazing. Everyone loved it and most had never seen/heard of it before. Book Alice for your wedding, you will not be disappointed!

    Denisa Haas

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  • Alice was a wonderful officiant!! We had a great experience from start to finish and our guests even made sure to note how empathetic she sounded, and how well written her speech was during the ceremony. At our first conference call with Alice, she made sure to get to know us as best possible, and proposed three options to how the ceremony could be performed. She also clearly answered any questions we had about the process of signing and submitting a marriage license online in times of Covid. We opted for a speech that would incorporate our story. Alice sent us 4 questions she would then use to craft her beautiful speech. The following emails were answered promptly and in a very professional matter, we never had to worry about her role in midst of all the preparations! Thank you so much for being a part of our day and for helping us translate our relationship to our family and friends :) Denisa and Ketty

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    Dear Denisa, It was a pleasure working with you both to actualize your creative wedding vision, despite the challenges posed by Covid. The setting was perfect, your love and warmth, and the excitement of all your loved ones was truly felt online. Thank you for allowing me to participate. I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    Toni Thomas

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    5 out of 5
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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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    5 out of 5
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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!

    Cheryl Chan

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Alice is a great officiant. She is responsive and considers each couples needs, comfortability, and time. My husband and I opted to do a in-person wedding that we were able to hold in upstate New York at locations Alice had provided. It was a lovely area and picturesque with the leaves changing colors. We are glad we opted to do in person if only to bring a little normalcy to this year. Alice was very considerate of the Covid regulations and recommendations while making our wedding still feel intimate. I had a great wedding day in part to Alice and would highly recommend her for either in-person or virtual.

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    Dear Cheryl, I was so happy you came to the Hudson Valley to get married. It was a pleasure to feel the love between you and Sven and the excitement of your loved ones who cheered you on both in person and online! Wishing you every happiness!
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