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Officiant in Forest Hills,
(917) 301-6665
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  • 121 Reviews


    Caresse Singh

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  • I first came across Reverend D at the wedding of two close friends of mine. They’re metal heads and Rev D really matched their aesthetic while being hilarious and touching. So when it came time for me to walk the aisle she was the first person to come to mind. We even have a friend who is a certified officiant and offered to do it for free but I was like “no, thank you, we need Rev D” She was so personable and easy to talk to. She hails from my native New York but was willing to driving to Baltimore for our wedding - which was held at the National Aquarium. And because her price was so reasonable (if anything she COULD easily charge more) we had no problem covering hotel and parking. Our wedding was black and purple themed a few days before Halloween, held at an Aquarium and my whole look was inspired by The Little Mermaid. I told Rev D to use those facts and surprise us. She showed up as freaking Ursula! And not just the Ursula costume you can buy on Amazon. It was so... Read more

    Elaine

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  • Rev D was the officiant for our wedding and she went above and beyond. The survey she sent us was in depth and she follows up with additional questions/clarification a couple of weeks prior to the wedding. Rev D wrote a beautiful ceremony for us and we received so many compliments from our guests. The ceremony was so heartfelt that many people thought she was a friend of ours. Additionally she was incredibly accommodating, we had a filipino ceremony and she worked with us to create a ceremony that reflected us as a couple and respected my culture. Outside of the ceremony she was very helpful. A couple of the guys had issues with the boutonnieres and she jumped right in to help out. I would recommend Rev D to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, professional, and one of a kind officiant

    Ashley Bennett

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  • I usually only use the word INCREDIBLE to describe My (Now) Husband,but RevD is just that!! She went the extra mile In every way to Insure us a totally personalized,intimate,BLAST of an elopement!..I found her through our photographer,whom she had worked with many times before,and upon first glance I knew she was going to be the one for us!(My then fiancé,completely conquered after one video chat with The Rev)...My Husband,is not religious,and is a constant joker.Together,we are a Non-traditional,Fun-loving ,over-emotional couple, who knew that a more traditional,stodgy officiant was not gonna work for us..Enter Rev D!! The off-beat officiant of our dreams.We put our trust in her,and she exceeded our expectations in every way..We HIGHLY recommend her!!

    Susie & Rocco

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  • Without a doubt Donna was the hit of the day and we had a magician and a comidian and DJ with a violinist. She is great and if you want a different memorable day she is a must.

    Samantha

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  • Rev D was OUTSTANDING & I highly recommend her for your big day. From our 1st consultation to our in person meeting Rev was responsive, knowledgeable, understanding and genuinely cared about us and what we expected from our ceremony. We received SO MANY compliments throughout our Wedding Night about how personal, unique and US our ceremony was. Our ceremony could not have been more perfect.

    Jordan

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  • What can I say about Rev D. She was absolutely AHHHMAZING. When We got engaged, we knew we wanted a themed wedding, we wanted something different and we wanted vendors that would fit and understand our vision. After searching, I found Rev D and knew immediately that she was the one we wanted and we didn't want to settle for anyone else. Right from the first google call, we loved her. She is funny, she's sarcastic, she is endearing, she was someone we could see ourselves hanging out with. She went above and beyond for us, she gives your surveys and that you each fill out (NO PEEKING AT EACH OTHER's ANSWERS), and through that survey, she will write the speech, and the one she did for us was so beautiful. It was Heartfelt, it was funny and perfect for the two of us. She even will dress up! I suggested one costume but did not expect her to go along with it, due to the makeup, BUT SHE DID and it was amazing. Rev D was absolutely one of the best parts of our wedding. We loved her, o... Read more

    Meagan & Thomas

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  • Donna Marie, the Reverend D made our wedding special from the very beginning. Before the guests arrived, when I met her she had this incredible warm feeling emanating from her. My bridal part immediately gravitated towards her, as did the rest of my family who was in the bridal suite. My husband Tom and I were always confident in her ability to make our wedding special, but boy did we not realize HOW special she would make it. Donna Marie was not only able to get this professional crier to stop crying for longer than 30 seconds, she had me, my husband, and all of my guests roaring with laughter. There were more smiles and happy vibes in the room that I was able to fully comprehend. Donna sent magic through the room. She took Tom and I’s questionnaires to heart. Our relationship was encapsulated in the most wonderful Disney inspired ceremony. We were afraid honestly to incorporate Disney into our romantically dark wedding. But, Donna Marie truly picked up on our shared love for the s... Read more

    Mark

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  • When we were planning our New York holiday to coincide with a huge motorcycle event, we also decided to get married during the event. After searching literally hundreds of officiants we somehow came across Donna Marie, aka The Reverend D. We contacted her via email and explained what we were planning on doing; it was a proper elopement with no family attending and was to happen during a large Motorcycle Rally with 800 plus bikers. Donna Marie replied to our email and we arranged a video chat, as we were visiting from the United Kingdom. When we fully explained what was happening The Reverend D was excited for us which made us get really excited for the big day. She sent us a pretty in depth questionnaire and then contacted us several times within the year to make sure everything was ok. We didn't give her much to work with on our questionnaire but she turned what we did give her into the perfect ceremony for us. We loved her energy We loved her laid back attitude We loved... Read more

    Dustin

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  • The Reverend D is simply the best. She kicked off our wedding day on the most positive note possible, a beautiful quote from Ann Druyan! Gah! I still get shivers thinking of it. Our ceremony was a complete surprise for us, which was the best decision we could have made. During the ceremony we were able to totally focus on each other and be in the moment. It was touching, it was personal and it was hilarious. Our guests loved the Reverend D and we got so many compliments on how funny and sweet the ceremony was and how it felt like she really knew us. I loved it from the moment it started til the end. It sticks in my mind when I think of our wedding day and it's all thanks to the Reverend D. The Reverend is also so supportive and fun, she made us feel at ease throughout the process and always had amazing positive energy. She is an absolute pro. I would highly highly recommend her to any couples looking for a personal ceremony that reflects you and your partner and tells your unique s... Read more

    Carlos

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  • We originally contacted DonnaMarie because of her glowing reviews and we must confess that she lives up to the hype. After having sat through many boring ceremonies of our friend’s weddings, we knew we wanted something better. It’s rare that someone would say that the ceremony was the highlight of the wedding but in our case we might have to say it. Everyone at our wedding complemented us on our touching, funny and personalized ceremony and confessed that if they could go back in time they would hire DonnaMarie as well. Our friends assumed DonnaMarie was an old friend which is a testament of how good her work is. If you want your wedding to be the best day of your life, hire DonnaMarie.

    Sara

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  • When my now husband and I got engaged we were really struggling to find an officiant that felt like a good fit for us. We even knocked the idea around of self uniting (which is legal where we live) until I found Rev D via some exhaustive searching. I immediately knew from her website and sense of humor that she was the one for us! Rev D did a great job explaining large parts of the wedding process to us and made sure we put some thought into who we wanted to officiate our ceremony. We had multiple skype dates throughout the process and I felt like she really put a ton of effort into getting to know us/what we were about/what was important to us. She showed up early to our venue, helped wrangle and transport guests and was generally a calming, helpful presence as we struggled to get ourselves organized. Rev D then went on to officiate an amazing ceremony that felt so personal, fun, and special. I had numerous compliments on how it was the 'best wedding ceremony' friends had ever wi... Read more

    Mindy

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  • There are not enough words in all the languages combined to describe the awesomeness that is Rev D. Her confidence and quirkiness are largely what kept me calm before my wedding ceremony, and she far exceeded my expectations. Rev D is your blank slate; she will be whatever and whomever you want. Want a traditional ceremony with your own written vows? She's the one for you. Need a short but sweet sermon tailored to your personal lives? Call Rev D. Want her to dress up as slave Leia from Star Wars while she reads her sermon from the Necronomicon? You know what to do. Months before the wedding, the Rev will email a survey to both you and your significant other. Answer them honestly, for she will be using your words in her sermon. Be warned that SHE WILL USE YOUR EXACT WORDS! Don't do what I did and tell her about your bowel movements, because yea... I mentally face palmed during that part. All I can say is that her sermon blew me away. It was funny, it was sweet, it included a lot o... Read more

    Nicole

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  • I read through all of the other reviews for RevD and had pretty high hopes for what she would deliver - but I have to say I was still shocked by how absolutely incredible our ceremony was. There are many reviews here talking about how all of their guests were wow'd by the ceremony and asking how long RevD had known them - and that is exactly what happened to us! We met with RevD once and from that very first meeting, she just made us feel so excited about the ceremony and about getting married. We loved her energy and laid back attitude. She sent us a pretty in depth questionnaire, and then followed with a few additional questions. I had a lot of my own questions for her along the way, and she answered them all quickly over email. From there, she crafted a ceremony that fit our personality and relationship perfectly and truly set the stage for a wonderful evening. The ceremony was funny, sweet, had about 10 references to our cat (which is very fitting) and left us and our guests fee... Read more

    Cassie

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  • The Reverend D did an AMAZING job writing and performing our ceremony. It was super personalized, and the perfect balance of humor and earnestness. Many people came up to us afterwards and said it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever seen! Rev D also gave us super helpful advice at the beginning of our wedding planning journey that made our whole experience much easier. We really can't say enough good things about her - hire her ASAP!

    Nina Arden

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  • This woman is a force of nature. We hired her SPECIFICALLY because she has the capacity to go from zero to 60 in 3 seconds, to downplay certain parts, enhance others with just a look. What I liked from RevD was two major things. 1. She gave ME what I wanted, a hilarious speech with entry point where I could inject my own brand of funny into there. She gave me pockets of opportunity when I could say one line, guaranteed to land. I’m not a comedienne by any means, but I understand timing and she GAVE ME TIMING. 2. She gave my husband an experience. He finds security behind being erudite, holding a strong presence, unwavering. RevD gave him the space to be vulnerable and for the first time ever, I watched him get overwhelmed and not be embarrassed by it. He had an emotional release and cried during the vows, through the entire ceremony. Yes, RevD is talented, she is a chameleon who is able to project what others need to see, but more importantly – she was able to give us what we neede... Read more
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