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Officiant in Providence, Rhode Island,
(401) 286-5486
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    Brittany lynch

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  • Alyson was a pleasure to work with and took such a special part in our amazing wedding day. Alyson took the time to get to know my husband and I before she married us. I know I could call her at any time! She is funny and super easy going. Highly recommend Alyson if you are looking for the perfect ceremony! Many people came up to me during my wedding reception and asked who hosted the ceremony because he words were just perfect!! Thank you Alyson!!

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    Thank you so much for your sweet words, Mrs. Machado! :-) It was so much fun working with you and Jose!

    Shuyan Wu

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  • My fiancee and I wanted to get married despite the lockdown, and we were so glad that we found Alyson to officiate our ceremony. She was very responsive throughout our interaction and helped us craft a simple and sweet ceremony that fitted our needs. Alyson did a wonderful job officiating the ceremony, and she made everyone feel at ease with her warm personality and sense of humor. Thank you Alyson!

    Emily Brennan-Athas

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  • We knew as soon as we first spoke with her that Reverend Alyson was the right person to officiate our wedding at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, RI. She was easy to talk to, an experienced and dynamic public speaker, and a talented writer. Moreover, she was extremely generous with her time and sincere in her quest to get to know us as a couple and create a unique ceremony that accurately reflected our love story. We couldn’t be happier with the final result, which was a perfect combination of gratitude and remembrance, scripture and storytelling, personality and tradition. Alyson was a pleasure to work with, allowing us multiple opportunities to review and provide edits to the ceremony. She was very responsive and came to the table with the direction and vision we were lacking. The best testament to her work came from our guests, some of whom described ours as the most touching, personal wedding ceremony they’ve witnessed. Thank you Reverend Alyson for making ... Read more

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    Wow, Emily! I am truly humbled by your words. I thank you so much for writing them. I loved working with you both on the ceremony - and it was so exciting to have the ceremony on the tennis court! And I am so happy that you loved the ceremony!

    Anastasia Kerr

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  • When choosing an officiant for our wedding, we were immediately drawn to Alyson's picture and profile. We are eternally grateful for the service she provided for us on our wedding day. She not only was exactly the person we had hoped she would be, she exceeded all our expectations. Alyson was a key element to us having a blissful and memorable wedding day.

    Diane Lorden

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  • From beginning to end, it was a pleasure working with Alyson. She responded to my initial inquiry right away and even with only a few weeks' lead time, she was able to accommodate our needs. Alyson made the process easy by providing a number of templates so we could customize our experience. The end result was a perfect ceremony that reflected who we are.

    Derek Pompea

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  • Alyson was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was professional, helpful, guiding and caring. She helped us navigate the laws, build a thoughtful & custom ceremony and delivered a moving performance on our wedding day. Her message was so personal and moving that we had guests coming up and asking if we knew her for a long time! I highly recommend working with her!

    Sarah

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  • Alyson was super great to work with! My ~~husband~~ and I are not religious in any way so we were planning on just doing a super basic ceremony but Alyson actually gave us some really lovely suggestions and we ended up incorporating the ancient Celtic tradition of handfasting into our ceremony. Both of our families thought it was such a unique and sweet ritual to perform. Our families also just loved Alyson in general! She is easy to talk to, kind, inviting and has a great sense of humor! We absolutely would recommend her.

    Sarah Dantowitz

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  • We contacted Alyson about a month prior to our very small wedding ceremony and she responded instantly with her availability! Honestly, she just looked so happy and delightful in her photos and we just FELT like she was the one who was supposed to marry us. Alyson was super easy to communicate with! She met us for coffee (she's hilarious, it was just like hanging out with a friend!) to get to know us a little better which we really appreciated. The week before our wedding we met at our location (a state park) to scope out the exact spot we wanted to get married at. This is not an exaggeration, Alyson was dedicated to helping us find the best place - no steep path, rocky terrain or vegetation could get in her way! We loved her enthusiasm. It seems like such a daunting choice to pick a stranger to officiate your wedding. We are a non-religious couple and we really wanted someone who could capture our essence without imposing any of their own views on our ceremony AND could be personable,... Read more

    Rachael

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  • Alyson is down to earth, professional, and attentive, she is kind and knowledgeable, she was a great addition to our wedding and we really were thankful to have chosen her!

    Thomas Clark

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  • She was wonderful Funny and delightful

    Yuwei Yang

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  • The reason we chose Alyson is because she looks great in all pictures and very organized and responsive on emails and phone calls. Alyson had a very long questionnaire for us and it took us several weeks to finish ( also because we had a crazy wedding planning and working schedule). But it really helps to bring back the good memories of how we get together, why we want to get married and most importantly how much we love each other. Alyson has several professional outfits and we can choose from them, which I think is a fun part. The most important thing is Alyson suggested my husband to throw me a surprise on my wedding day! I complained that my husband is not a romantic guy in the questionnaire, and Alyson helped to make him better.

    Emma Rooks

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  • Our experience with Alyson was great! She was extremely flexible and accommodating to our needs and ensured that we could have a ceremony that reflected our values. Our families felt very included in the ceremony and felt that Alyson created a warm and personal setting.

    Sarah R

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  • Alyson was the officiant for our wedding in June. She was so warm and friendly at our first meeting making her an easy choice. Working with her on the ceremony script was also easy and she was flexible with what we wanted. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted, she did a wonderful job! I had quite a few guests tell me that it was one of the best ceremonies they have been to and thought Alyson might be a family friend because she fit in with us so well. Highly recommend her!

    Christopher

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  • Alyson was fantastic. I think she did an amazing job with taking the time out of her schedule to meet with me and my finance at the time, to really get to know us. We met on multiple occasions, conversed in emails, and Alyson was able to gain enough information and have an understanding of the type of people we are and how we want the ceremony to go. She did a phenomenal job the day of the ceremony, and had a well timed combination of funny, emotional, and seriousness. We were extremely pleased and glad we found her to be apart of our wedding ceremony.

    Krista Hill

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  • When we started the journey of planning our wedding I knew I had to have two things: great pictures and an inclusive and casual ceremony. We didn't set out to have the BEST officiant as a surprise 3rd requirement- but that is ultimately what we got with Alyson. From being super responsive to emails to being incredibly genuine and warm over coffee, Alyson is truly a hidden gem. Countless people asked us after our ceremony who our friend Alyson was because they could not believe we had simply hired her- she did so well at knowing us and knowing what we wanted that they attributed it to her understanding of us on a much more personal level. If you have stumbled upon this review and your date aligns with her calendar, I have zero hesitation recommending her for your ceremony.
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