Dear Rev Alison, Hi. I miss you! Here are my thoughts about our beautiful day. Feel free to show any prospective bridal couple looking for an officiant or even put it on your website. I am always willing to give a phone referral aswell. That is how passionate I am about you! Honestly, I relive the ceremony in my heart and mind constantly. It was truly the best day of my life. And you know, for Joe and I the ceremonywas the best part! I'd love to see you. Let me know if you have any time. All my love, Deb
To anyone looking for an officiant: Simply put, Rev. Alison is a GEM. My husband Joe and I knew we wanted a spiritual, loving, unique and very memorable ceremony for our wedding, but that is really all we knew. We met with Rev Alison and she instantly - GOT US! She was funny, attentive, warm, supportive and dedicated to her incredible craft. She shared great ideas and exercises with us to lead us to our perfect ceremony. She advised us on different rituals we could include such as; the flower ceremony - highly recommend it, the wine ceremony - bringing to faiths together in prosperity, the sand ceremony taking the place of the unity candle ritual because our wedding was at the beach. It was perfect. Joe and I wanted to engage and include our guests in the ceremony to bring everyone together with love and a light heart- Rev.Alison was right there to suggest an ice breaker so to speak at the beginning. Again it was perfect. Rev Alison really cared about us! And that cascaded throughout the entire process. (People thought we had known Rev Alison for years when in actuality we found her on the web) At the ceremony, she was warm, loving andhumorous - never preachy! She was professional, poised and articulate. She really was our calming and nurturing force.
Our guests still talk about the incredible ceremony as if it was a journeywe all took together. It was so US! Or personalities, our shared love and experiences and our commitment to one another was front and center for our community to share with us. And it was Rev Alison - as our minister, our interpreter, our narrator, our advisor brought it all to life for us.
The ceremony was incredibly loving, real and heart felt. It was funny, light and joyous all at the same time. There was not a dry eye in the house and you could hear the laughter a mile away!
There were so many incredible pieces to our wedding that brought it all to life. But it began with Rev Alison. She was and is a truly amazingperson and is a light that shined on us. We are honored to have been blessed with her presence in our lives and we hope our thoughts and feelings of truth lead you to her as well.
Best of luck
Debra and Joe
Dear Rev Alison How can we thank you for giving us an incredible gift—a fantastic and memorable wedding ceremony! It was as if you knew us our entire lives. Our families all felt so involved and it really brought the two families even closer together! There wasn’t a dry eye in the house, and I was speechless, I truly could not speak. To this day people still remember and talk about the ceremony you gave us. We promise to contact you for the blessing of our first baby With much gratitude and affection Susie and Scott
Dear Rev. Alison,
There are no words to describe how special you made our wedding day. As you were made aware, our situation with Matthew having just finished Basic Training was only going to be home for a short time, before he was heading upstate and then deployed overseas. Our entire lives have always led us to each other, making everything else fall into place so easily. Having found you on the first try made it mean that much more. Not to mention our wedding date also being your parents Wedding Anniversary was most definitely a good sign right there!
You were able to translate exactly how we felt to make our vows personal and unique. Being that the wedding was untraditional to begin with, you had that artistic, free-way about you that fell right into our energy. There aren't two people who love each other more, and we can't thank you enough for creating a day that we've been wanting for such a long time. Always, Kim and Matthew, June 25, 2007
Dear Rev Alison We could not wait to write to you to tell you how perfect our ceremony was. Whenever a couple gets married and brings children from past marriages into the marriage, there are a lot of different emotions and feelings that come into play. You beautifully weaved our children into the ceremony with the vows that we gave them. The children all held hands; it was so emotional and beautiful. We truly felt as if we became one big happy family that day. Love,Randy and Melanie
Dear Rev Alison We can't believe how lucky we were to find you, almost out of a hat! You were warm and fun but still so calming. I know both of our families were touched by the ceremony and vows. We both enjoyed the whole thing so much. Thank you, thank you xo Caroline & Dirk xo
Reverend Alison is the warmest, kindest, most professional officiant imaginable.
My husband and I were initially considering hiring a friend to marry us; I'm SO GLAD we chose Reverend Alison instead. It poured on the day of our wedding, and we had to scramble to change the plan for our ceremony. Rev Alison stayed calm and cool. She corralled the wedding party and created a new processional and recessional on the fly--something I'm positive none of our friends would have been able to do.
I admit, the downpour got to me, and I was having a hard time keeping my composure. My mother and sister tried to help me, but I was melting down (and in danger of crying off my false eyelashes!). Reverend Alison saw that I was upset, and pulled me aside. She said, "Listen to me. It's not about the rain. It's about this beautiful man you're marrying." Thanks to her, I was able to pull myself together and enjoy my wedding. I'll never be able to thank her enough for her strength and kindness.
During the ceremony itself, Rev Alison was the perfect blend of serious and funny. Our guests were crying one minute, and laughing the next. I got dozens and dozens of rave reviews--everyone said it was the best ceremony they'd ever attended.
Reverend Alison is completely unique among officiants in that 1) she personalizes every single ceremony she does (and she doesn't charge extra for this! It's just something she does out of the goodness of her heart), and 2) she lets the bride and groom read the final draft of the ceremony before the wedding. The result is a ceremony that feels completely special and personal, and that you know you'll love going in--you're not worried that a single sentence will rub you or your guests the wrong way.
If you're like me, you'll find that the ceremony is the single most important part of your wedding day--more important than the first dance, the cake-cutting, everything. It's the moment when you're actually pledging your life to your spouse. Reverend Alison made this moment so magical for us. I really can't recommend her highly enough
Who would have thought that shopping for an officiant online would have brought us someone so wonderful to celebrate our special day!
We were a bit apprehensive about finding an officiant online, but from the first contact, Rev.Alison was terrific! She really made us feel so comfortable! and seemed to immediately understand our needs.
I am Jewish and my husband is Catholic, yet we wanted to celebrate both of our heritages.
Not only did Rev. Alison work that in to a beautiful and unique ceremony, she also introduced a tradition that was new to us both. We got so many compliments on our ceremony - and still do to this day.
There aren't enough great things to say about Rev. Alison! She is an angel and we were blessed to have her marry us!
Robyn & Dennis
Dear Rev Alison,
It had always been our dream to travel to NYC to get married. It is very difficult, however to plan a NY wedding all the way from the U.K. We were also worried that the clergy that we chose would not know us and the wedding would be cookie-cutter. Well we found you Rev Alison, and you turned our wedding dreams into a reality! Not only were you kind enough to help us locate the perfect place to get married, but we couldn’t believe how personal and warm the ceremony was. You captured our feelings for each other perfectly. For that we are ever so grateful. Best
Kevin & Rachel
Alison helped us plan and married us for both our Halloween Wedding and our Beach Wedding. Her loving character and unique attention to us, her clients, made her services not only professional, but friendly and personable as well. She sat with of on several occasions to discuss all the fine details that were running in our minds to make sure both events fit our dreams perfectly. Not only did Alison help us reach these dreams, she made both our wedding ceremonies more loving and memorable than we could have ever hoped. If you are looking for a Minister that is not only good at what she does, but makes the experience fun, loving and unforgetable . . . Rev. Alison Caiola is the officiant for you!!
Dear Rev Alison
We just wanted to tell you how much we loved the ceremony that you created and performed for us. Being that we are a bi-racial, interfaith couple from different countries, we did not think that we would find someone who could take elements of our backgrounds and cultures that we both love so much, and put it into one ceremony. You did it, Rev Alison, you really did! Suggesting the Irish Hanky and Jumping The Broom together was brilliant and beautiful. We are very grateful. Blessings Maureen & Charles
Dear Rev Alison
Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect! Our ceremony was warm, spiritual, intimate and soulful. We truly loved everything about the way you put it together. We will always remember...
Felice and Dennis