— natalie & jonathan
Absolutely the best wedding decision my Husband and I made for our special day! From the moment we first met Lisa we knew she was the one for us. Apart from her professionalism, Lisa went beyond measures in making sure to grasp every personal, special, loving detail of us to ensure our ceremony and our day truly represented us. There was not one detail in our ceremony that was forgotten. She touched every sentimental part of us. Our guests are still speaking of her! Her guidance throughout our wedding planning process, her constant genuine caring, helpful advice goes beyond words. Lisa, we will forever call you our angel. We will never find enough words to say THANK YOU!! We wish we could do it all again with YOU by our side. You will forever stay in our family, wedding memories and lives forever!! Thank you!
— lindsay & kibichii
We had the pleasure of Lisa officiating our wedding in May 2021. She is professional, warm, gracious and really cares about creating a ceremony that is unique and special to the couple. From our first meeting through our special day, Lisa put our mind at ease and calmed our nerves. She is great at capturing the essence of your partnership and has a wonderful personality as well. Highly recommend – also important note, her attire does not distract from your wedding or photos. Classic black, a chic New Yorker which I completely appreciate as those small details really matter to a perfectionist like me. Thank you so much Lisa for being a calm force in an otherwise nerve-wracking process. You made our ceremony truly special.
— elizabeth & matt
From our first conversation with Lisa, we felt confident we had found an officiant we could trust to oversee our ceremony. She didn’t disappoint, and we are grateful for the structure, dignity, and joy she fostered during the event. Would strongly recommend to anyone seeking an officiant in New York.
— sam & adam
Lisa was a joy to work with. Without her, who knows where we would be! Her professionalism helped give us structure and guidance, and her ability to learn and get to know us helped the ceremony feel personal, and really encompassed who we were as a couple. We received complements all night and are still receiving them on how amazing Lisa was.
— vondechii & adam
Lisa was wonderful. She adapted to our situation effortlessly and was a calming and supportive presence through the whole process. She provided expert knowledge and made our day emotional, exceptional and special. We did not expect it but we were brought to tears by her kind and insightful words and stunned by her willingness to help out any way she could. I could not say too much on how large a role she played and how indispensable she was. Highly recommend.
— tina & paul
A Covid wedding with only 10 people is not what we expected for our special day, but Lisa made it perfect. Going above and beyond, Lisa created an intimate and romantic ceremony, with a few giggles thrown in. There was not a dry eye present or among the many family members and friends zooming in. Days later we continue to receive emails about how awesome our ceremony was, and we can only thank Lisa for that. It was absolutely perfect! Lisa takes pride in her work. She was a pleasure to work with and took great measures to learn about our family, making the ceremony that more personable and heartwarming. She not only made the entire process easy but made our most special day the most memorable and one we will never forget. We highly recommend Lisa. Thank you, Lisa, for everything. We can’t thank you enough!
— carly & jesse
WOW, there is no better wedding officiant than Lisa. Despite all of the hardships and struggles due to COVID, Lisa was the CONSTANT in our wedding day. Lisa is gracious, kind and empathetic to her couples. She truly wanted to get to know myself and my husband and understand what brought us together as a couple. Lisa’s understanding of us is what made our ceremony so personal and eloquent. Amidst all of the craziness in the world, Lisa took the time to slow down, listen, learn and watch us as a couple. A few days before the wedding, my husband and I decided to do a virtual ceremony for all those who were not able to attend. Lisa embraced our change of plans and delivered a ceremony that was engaging to all those watching physically and virtually. It was absolutely spectacular, and we have gotten endless compliments on how beautiful and genuine Lisa made our ceremony. Lisa – thank you from the bottom our hearts!
— tiffany & clayton
From the moment we met her we knew Lisa would be the right officiant for our wedding in New York City. She took the time to really get to know both of us personally and to understand our story and transform that into a loving tribute that awed both our family and friends at the ceremony. We especially appreciated her kind and caring approach to details and her understanding that we had cultural values like our tea ceremony that were just as important to our ceremony. In addition she helped us pay tribute to those most dear to us that were no longer with us and honor them in a special way. If you are getting married in NYC, you definitely need to consider Lisa as your officiant. She is sure to make your wedding an extra special day!
— devin & kendale
If you are getting married and you are lucky enough to have Lisa as your officiant, your day will be phenomenal. My husband and I, as with many couples, had planned to get married in 2020. We were fortunate enough not to have to change our date, but many plans had to change. With that said, we chose Lisa to officiate our wedding and we literally couldn’t have made a better choice. Lisa’s love for love is evident when you meet her and the true joy she exudes for getting to know couples is rare. Lisa took the time to meet with us and get to know what made us who we were as a couple and that flawlessly translated during our ceremony. I am not a person that writes reviews, but Lisa made our wedding better than we could’ve ever hoped in a year that has made everything uncertain. Although one thing I am certain of is that Lisa will make your day unforgettable!
— alicia & jake
This was our third wedding plan due to Covid-19 and I was so grateful that Lisa was available to perform a ceremony for us as we made new plans to get married in Central Park, even with only a few weeks to do so. She was helpful and patient as we made our decisions. Lisa created a perfect ceremony. She really listened to our story and customized the ceremony so that it felt special and unique to us. Our guests kept commenting throughout the day about how impressed they were with our officiant- she seemed to really know us! Lisa was professional, organized and most importantly, kind. She reminded us that our wedding ceremony should be true to who we are as a couple, and we could not have been more pleased with our decision to work with Lisa and have her play such a crucial role in our special day.
— janet & chris
Highly recommend Lisa as an NYC wedding officiant! We had a small New York City wedding in Central Park and Lisa was amazing to work with, even with Covid challenges. We had a Zoom call with Lisa leading up to the wedding where we got to know her and she got to know us and our story. She also talked us through the process and answered all our questions so we knew what to expect. Lisa made our ceremony feel very personal to us, made us feel comfortable throughout, and the energy and tone she set was exactly what we were looking for.
— kyela & robert
Lisa was astonishingly organized as she helped us build the ceremony from scratch and allowed us to customize and make the ceremony our own. She continuously helped ease our nerves with her expertise in the planning process and again the day of our wedding. She is especially calming, kind and professional. We did not have any amplification. Due to COVID the majority of our family was unable to join us in NYC and we had them on Zoom. Each and every one commented on how lovely Lisa was and how perfectly clear she was. We are extremely grateful to have found and worked with Lisa and cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Lisa for such a heartwarming experience to begin our marriage with.
— casey & matt
I have known Lisa for many years, and I have always known that I wanted her to marry me – even before I met my husband!! Lisa is warm, comforting, funny and spiritual. She is a great listener and a great storyteller. She engages all of your family and friends, while making the best day ever really become the best day ever! Lisa patiently coached Matt and me through two date changes, and then two ceremonies on the same day enabling both families to be safe and distant…(not an easy task). She did this all with ease, professionalism and incredible patience!! Thank you Lisa for starting us off on our new life as Mr. and Mrs.!!
— joanna & dave
We are so grateful to Lisa and would recommend her in a heartbeat. She was a model of stability, always reminding us to stay focused on what was important when we felt overwhelmed by the details of wedding planning. She managed to show a genuine understanding of our relationship and values and share that with our loved ones in a truly beautiful and eloquent (and fun!) way. We received endless compliments from our guests about the ceremony, something we feel is quite rare and very special.
— liane & simon
Lisa was recommended to us by our wedding planner. We couldn’t be more grateful. She was the perfect officiant for our wedding. We were organising everything from the UK and Lisa was so flexible. She took time to get to know us and our story. She put together the perfect ceremony, we wouldn’t change anything. Thank you for making this so special for us and for keeping us calm and checking in regularly.
— holly & rob
What a magical experience for us to get married in New York at Christmas! We traveled from the UK and Lisa was recommended to us months in advance. We could not have honestly asked for a more perfect officiant! Lisa was kind and heartfelt with the delivery of the ceremony. She had taken time to find out all about us via Skype calls and gave us a wonderfully customized experience. She took the time to carefully construct the wording to give us the soul and romance that we were looking for. We would recommend anyone looking to take their ceremony in New York to the next level please pick up the phone and have a conversation with Lisa Traina.
— taylor & shane
Working with Lisa was a dream. For the two of us, our ceremony was the most important aspect of our wedding. We wanted to bring together our different backgrounds and incorporate family traditions. Lisa made this all happen. Not only was the ceremony itself exactly what we envisioned and dreamed of, leading up to the wedding Lisa took the time getting to know us and understand our story. Our families and friends truly felt the love and energy in the room as much as we did!
— mel & leah
It was such a pleasure to get to know Lisa and share our love story with her! She took the time to learn about the details that made our relationship tick and crafted the perfect words for our ceremony. She included wonderful details that perfectly intertwined with our personal vows for each other. Thank you Lisa, we can’t express enough of our appreciation for the time and details invested in making our ceremony such an intimately perfect experience for us!
— ella & luis
We are so happy that we found Lisa to officiate our wedding in Brooklyn. We wanted to bring together two cultures for the ceremony and Lisa made the process such a seamless and enjoyable experience. She took the time to really get to know both of us, helped us understand the steps of the planning process, and helped take information from both of our lives and our relationship together to craft a beautiful and personal ceremony. Thank you for everything that you did for us, Lisa!
— nikki & tim
We knew after our initial consultation with Lisa that she was perfect for the atmosphere we were hoping to achieve on our special day. She has an impeccable sense of style and delivery. Her manner was indispensable at a time when things felt the craziest! Lisa is a real pro, offering help with the details of our ceremony from start to finish with a keen eye for pacing and resources for flourishes she could add to the script. Our day went off without a hitch, in large thanks to Lisa’s good work. We really can’t recommend her enough.
— margaret & abel
Lisa was without a doubt the best and easiest choice when deciding on an officiant. Her energy is warm, genuine and inviting. From our first conversation I was comfortable with her and felt a connection. Lisa is AMAZING at what she does. She was able to create a ceremony for us that really captured our relationship and felt special and also created a little window into our journey for all of our guests. Our ceremony was meaningful with a little humor which was PERFECT for my husband, myself and our crowd.
— lisa & arthur
Passionate, witty, sensitive, funny and serious at the same time – Lisa is a real Superstar officiant! When I was planning to a surprise renewal of our vows and I really didn’t have a clue on how to go about it, Lisa so expertly guided me and brought to life a dream that my wife and I had for many years. Lisa connected on a deeply personal level and so fully understood us, our children and our life story. The ceremony could not have been more perfect with tears flowing abundantly and I will be forever grateful to Lisa for having been the one to make it all possible.
— kristen & jon
We were so happy to find Lisa in our search for a wedding officiant! She is personable, calming, sincere and fun to be around. We appreciated that she “checked in” with us every time we spoke to see how we were feeling about the planning and preparations for the wedding, constantly reminding us to stay present and remain in our bubble. She wrote a lovely ceremony, and even shared her reading glasses with our best man so he could sign as a witness!
— michelle & andre
What was supposed to be a casual civil ceremony before leaving for our actual wedding in Paris became a magical evening. We honestly kept saying after Lisa’s ceremony that we could just go off to our honeymoon now and that our hearts were full and we truly felt married. She chose such wonderful, heartfelt readings for us that truly spoke to our heart and soul of our relationship. She continued to speak of us and our entire family as if we’ve all known each other forever.
Oh, and did I mention she did this in a week! We cannot thank Lisa enough for the beautiful evening she created and the memories that we will forever cherish.
— elizabeth & kevin
Even in the madness of getting married in Central Park on Easter Sunday, we can both vividly remember Lisa’s words. She said everything we wanted our friends and family to hear and more. She somehow knew exactly just what to say and when to say it and made the entire experience all the more memorable. From the beginning, she was there for us, and made sure to emphasize the “us” part of the wedding. Whether we were laughing or crying, her ceremony was perfect and we wouldn’t want it to have happened any other way.
— philip & konstantinos
Some people leave a mark when you meet them. They make you feel you’ve known them all your life and you were meant to cross paths. That’s the feeling we both had when we first met Lisa. Her calm, loving nature, her kindness and her wise words filled our hearts with joy and a sense of sweet anticipation for our big day. Our wedding ceremony in Central Park was truly magical and unbelievably romantic! Lisa’s words about love, family and marriage felt personal, deeply moving, and made the beginning of our journey as a married couple an experience we’ll never forget.
— cassandra & mohammed
Lisa was perfect! She made our day perfect! Everyone was amazed by her. Her voice is projected phenomenally, it’s one of those that you’ll never forget. There is no other person who would make your day as personalized and as unique as Lisa can. She makes sure your day is exactly what you want and expect.
— amanda & ben
Lisa was a highlight of the night, with countless people telling us they had never been to a ceremony that was so perfectly designed for a couple, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room! She effortlessly created a ceremony that incorporated different religions and became so uniquely us. I remember telling people – we had so much fun at the ceremony! We really did, it was so perfectly us, and unforgettable.
— janet & thom
Lisa embraced our story and made our ceremony a fairy tale. She spoke to every detail that was special to us with such grace that it touched every heart at the wedding. She encouraged us to feel our emotions and her words spoke perfectly to our love. She is intuitive to bringing out the very best in people. We loved our wedding ceremony and treasure the moments she created for us!
— sabrina & josh
From our first time meeting via FaceTime, we knew Lisa was the perfect person to officate our wedding. It’s not very easy to plan a wedding out of state, but she made us feel at ease and made our wedding ceremony feel very special and personal. Thank you Lisa for everything, we wouldn’t have imagined it any other way!
— lauren & sam
How lucky we were to find Lisa to marry us. Now looking back, I cannot imagine anyone more perfect for our ceremony than her. She had a calming effect on both of us but mostly Lisa made it so special and unforgettable. What great “tone” and she seemed to be as happy for us as we were excited to be finally married. Thank you, Thank you for all the pre wedding help but mostly for making the ceremony special beyond our wildest hopes.
— tiarna & alexander
Leading up to the wedding my husband and I weren’t sure on how to write our vows or how to word what we were wanting to say. Lisa was amazing. She helped us word our vows in the way to make our promise special, she created an atmosphere of love and connection while telling our story of how we met and her relaxed, loving, welcoming vibe on the day is exactly what we wanted to feel when being married.
— shadi & a.j.
We knew Lisa had to officiate our wedding from the moment we met her. Lisa took time to get to know us individually, our story, and the way we felt for each other – which translated into the most personal, captivating ceremony that so accurately portrayed our love for one another. We would totally do it again!
— laura & mikey
“Lisa was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She got to know us prior to the wedding so she could really personalize the ceremony and make it ‘us’! She was happy to include any extra readings we chose and we feel this made a huge difference in how special the ceremony and vows were. Lisa truly made us feel at ease throughout the day, you could tell she really loves what she does. Overall a great experience working with Lisa, she made our ceremony perfect!”
— jennifer & derek
Lisa really took the time to get to know us as people and as a couple. She made the process so easy, weaving together the perfect ceremony. She also did a wonderful job of incorporating our children and our families both present and departed into the ceremony. At many weddings the ceremony is rote, or it is an afterthought to get through so everyone can get to the reception. Our ceremony, thanks to Lisa was incredibly meaningful and a real highlight of our day. We treasured working with Lisa and we couldn’t possible recommend her more highly.
— sarah & lewis
“We are so thrilled we chose Lisa as our officiant. From the first Skype call we knew Lisa was the one for us! On the day of the wedding not all went to plan and we really appreciated her calming and positive presence. Being a destination wedding it was lovely having the chance to speak to Lisa prior to the wedding day and we felt we had known her for years. Thank you so much Lisa!”
— leah & ben
“Our wedding ceremony with Lisa was perfect! She spent a lot of time getting to know us in the months leading up to our wedding, creating a ceremony that seamlessly incorporated both of our backgrounds and family traditions. Every detail of the ceremony was tailored to us. We will always remember the joy and love we felt on that day. We could not have asked for a better officiant.”
— justine & chris
— jessica & christopher
“We booked Lisa to be our celebrant on the recommendation of our wedding planner, who said she was “the best”; and she was 100% right. Being Aussies getting married in NYC, there was no way to meet prior to the week of the wedding; but Lisa was 100% flexible with holding all initial meetings on Skype to make sure she got the chance to chat with us. Lisa’s on-the-day presence was amazing; she herself was beautifully presented, the ceremony she had written had everyone in tears, and her warm lovely voice was perfect for the occasion. Do yourself a favor and book this wonderful woman!”
— alexis & mark
“We knew from our first meeting with Lisa that we wanted her to officiate our wedding – it was as if we had known her for years. She spent substantial time getting to know us, learning what we wanted, and incorporating what was important to us in our ceremony. We loved her sense of humor, honesty, and sensitivity to our desires. Every aspect of our ceremony was perfect and we will always remember that incredible day and our wonderful officiant!”
— jess & pete
“We were so nervous about choosing a wedding celebrant without being able to meet them in person. However, Lisa calmed our nerves the moment we had our first video meeting! She made us feel so relaxed and comfortable that she would ensure our wedding ceremony was everything we could have dreamed of. Regardless of the cold weather, Lisa’s words warmed our hearts and made our ceremony a day we will never forget.”
— therese & aaron
“Lisa not only officiated our wedding ceremony, she became one of our highlights of our night! Countless guests complimented the emotion they felt throughout the ceremony, and a few even asked if Lisa was a life-long family friend. I can unequivocally say that her charm, warmth, and calming nature made our day even better than it was destined to be.”
— lily & chris
“We knew from our very first phone conference with Lisa, that she was a special person: sweet, funny, honest, and reassuring in all the ways we needed. And when we met her in person on the day of the wedding, it felt as though we were embracing someone that we’d known for years. What she put together for our ceremony was utterly unforgettable, weaving one phone call and an e-mail or two into a beautiful speech; one that you’d expect from someone who was a fly on the wall for our entire relationship.”
— louise & michael
“We were nervous about having a wedding abroad, delivered by someone who didn’t know us. However, Lisa was absolutely amazing!! She took her time to get to know about us; how we met, how our love had developed. She made sure to learn about the special people in our lives, those who had made the trip to New York, and those who sadly had passed away. Lisa made us both feel at ease and everyone LOVED her!”
— brian & david
“Lisa brought such a positive energy when helping to prepare and organize before the wedding and carried that energy into the actual ceremony. All of our wedding party and guests were happy and were able to witness our wonderful day because of Lisa. She helped us organize, craft, and shape our ceremony into an experience where we were able to really reflect deeply into our ceremony and helped create an amazing flow. Our wedding would not have been as amazing without the help of Lisa.”
— brittney & ryan
“We were so very pleased to have Lisa officiate our wedding. Her gentle and compassionate approach allowed us to feel calm and comfortable throughout the entire process. Lisa took the time to get to know us as a couple and managed to style her wording for the ceremony in such a way that incorporated everything we had asked without it feeling long. She was the perfect fit for the most important day of our lives.”
— stephanie & jordan
“My husband and I come from different religious backgrounds and wanted our ceremony to be representative of us, while pulling in some elements of tradition from both of our religions. Through her keen attention to detail and her warmth and aura, Lisa was able to craft exactly that. What she created simply blew us away, and we still get chills when we think about how beautiful and special it was.”
— jess & craig
“A HUGE thank you for helping us to create the most perfect wedding we could ever have wished for. Lisa completely exceeded our expectations and we can’t thank her enough for her help and support throughout the process. The day was perfect, and Lisa is just fab! If only we could do it all over again!”
— april & nick
“It was clear from the start Lisa, was going to be the perfect fit to officiate our wedding. We loved her tasteful approach, and really appreciated the clarity and freshness that she gave to our ceremony. Our guests felt welcomed and appreciated her sensitivity and thoughtful delivery of words. So much to be grateful for on our wedding day and so happy to have had Lisa present at the start of the evening to set the tone for the celebration.”
— michelle & randy
“We met Lisa when she officiated my sister Cheryl’s wedding. We absolutely loved the ceremony she put together, and when we started planning our own wedding, we knew that we had to hire her. Lisa is an incredibly warm person. She took the time to get to know us and craft a beautiful ceremony that made us very happy. She made us feel comfortable and in control at every step of the process.”
— kimberly & leighton
We want to thank Lisa once again for making our wedding ceremony perfect and special. My husband and I especially loved how she got to know us and incorporated the essence of our personality into our ceremony. We are coming up to our 2nd anniversary and we still remember all the parts of the wedding and I can say it was because of Lisa making it unique and memorable! We hope many other couples have the privilege of having her perform their ceremony too!
— amber & chad
“We picked Lisa because, when we saw her website, she looked like she really spoke from the heart and that is exactly what we got from her. Not only were we pleased, but our guests are still saying how much they loved our officiant. Lisa took time to get to know us as a couple and not only considered everything we wanted, but found a way to incorporate it all into a perfect wedding ceremony”
— lindsay & gavin
“We dreamt of a wedding ceremony that was uniquely us and would set the tone for our future married home – one in which holidays and heritage would be celebrated in accordance with our chosen traditions. Lisa’s ability to build a ceremony from scratch for us, incorporating Church of England and Jewish rituals, was not only beautiful but also incredibly personal and special. Our guests are still talking about our ceremony and how much they enjoyed Lisa and the intimacy of her words. She certainly helped start our marriage in the most exquisite way.”
— valerie & nick
“Lisa performed our ceremony to perfection. She spoke beautifully of what brought us together to that moment, painting a colorful picture of our lives, how we came together, how we blended our families and our lives. Lisa was careful to include the people we love the most, both present or not. Our ceremony was very personal, funny, touching, emotional, but most of all, very professional.”
— danielle & dan
“Thanks to Lisa, our wedding ceremony was all that we imagined and more. From the first time we met, Lisa made us feel completely comfortable and at ease, understanding what was important to us and holding our hands every step of the way as we crafted our ceremony into something that felt truly authentic and special. She delivered our ceremony beautifully and we are incredibly grateful to have been in her care for the most important moment of our lives.”
— cheryl & adam
“From the moment we met Lisa and felt her warm and calming presence we knew we wanted her to officiate our wedding. She crafted the most beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony that was so unique to us and our relationship. Our ceremony was by far our favorite part of our wedding day and we have received so many compliments and kind words about it from our friends and family. We are forever grateful to Lisa for helping us to begin our marriage in such a beautiful and memorable way.”
— jenna & chad
“We continue to glow from our wedding day and receive amazing comments from friends and family noting how special, heartfelt and perfectly personalized our ceremony was. Lisa made us (and our guests) laugh, cry and reflect. We expect Lisa will continue to be a positive figure in our lives for years to come and we are incredibly grateful to have formed a lasting relationship with such a beautiful soul.”
— diana & jack
“From the first time we met Lisa, our nerves were calmed about how we were going to incorporate aspects of our families’ faiths and our upbringing while remaining true to who we are as a couple. Lisa clearly understood our vision and made us confident that she could pull it together perfectly, which she did! Our family and friends are still telling us that it was one of the most beautiful and personable ceremonies they have ever attended!”
— estefania & miguel
“From the very first moment we met Lisa, we felt she was the best person to officiate our ceremony. Her kindness and the special connection which she had with us made every single moment very unique, intimate, caring and beautiful. Our relatives and guests praised Lisa for creating an unforgettable atmosphere and a ceremony which they will always remember.”
— allie & gary
“My husband and I were looking for a heart-felt, simple, yet elegant ceremony and with Lisa as our officiant, it was exactly that. She took time to meet with my husband and me multiple times to get our vision…she is sincere, professional, and an absolute pleasure. My ceremony was the most beautiful moment of my life…and Lisa helped make that possible. I can’t express my gratitude enough.”
— mallory & steve
“Lisa did an amazing job tailoring our wedding ceremony. She really went the extra mile to get to know us, checking in regularly during our planning, and helping keep us calm. Lisa made it romantic and meaningful, but also surprised us and kept it light with funny experiences and anecdotes about our relationship so the both of us weren’t blubbering the entire time.”
— ilka & fabian
“After unforgettable and wonderful days in New York we want to thank Lisa from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding ceremony so unique and special. Without her, this would not have been possible and we will forever be grateful for everything she has done for us.”
— alyssa & peter
“Lisa wrote a truly amazing wedding ceremony for us! It meant a lot to us that she paid attention to the details of our lives and wove them into the ceremony to be shared with our loved ones. On our wedding day, Lisa captivated our guests with her amazing story-like sermon. She incorporated significant aspects of our lives in such a way that it captured the very essence of why we were standing before each other on our wedding day.”