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Weddings by Larissa


And Welcome to Weddings by Larissa

I would consider it to be an honor and a privilege to witness and affirm your love, the joining of 2 lives, 2 families. As your Wedding Celebrant in New York City, I would undertake to make your special day unique to you.

Before we start, many people like to fast track to My Gallery to see instantly how beautiful your day can be.


Here are some more of my weddings, we have them all over New York.
Central Park, Roof Tops, The Beach, on a yacht on the Hudson, Under the bridge downtown ... you name it !
Wherever your imagination can take you !

Winter in New York
Beautiful Summer Wedding
Love the Scots !
Laughing all the way to wedded bliss !
It's all about fun !
This doesn't look like New York !
New York weddings can be elegant too !
Sometimes I cry too !
(You can click on the images to make them bigger)
Please see my Gallery for more !

If you're looking for a Certified Wedding Officiant in New York, then please get in touch so we can start planning your wedding day together. Your Wedding Ceremony is the chance to highlight what makes you special and unique, both as individuals and together as a couple. I promise to guide you both in creating a New York wedding and ceremony of your dreams.

If you'd like to check out some reviews about me, there are some further down on this page, or please just click on the Awards below, I've managed to be a Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award winner 6 years in a row now !

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You can contact me  by email at LARISSA@WEDDINGSBYLARISSA.COM or call for a chat on +1 (917) 607-3147 and we'll start planning!

I am committed to helping you create a service that reflects you and your partner. Your beliefs, your traditions, your spirit and your voice.


I am a certified "Life-Cycle Wedding Officiant" trained to perform any union of marriage in the New York City tri-state area, also working with many same sex couples, as well as conducting second time around weddings.
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I was born in London, England, but am now a proud citizen of the United States!
I am a writer and also have a background in event planning.

My Kids 2011 My Kids 2019
I live in Queens, New York City with my two amazing children that bring me laughter and light (and a few grey hairs), every day.


Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel - New York

Larissa Martell was a true and exceptional find.
Phil and I discussed our elopement to New York some 3 months ago and didn't actually do or make any arrangements until a month beforehand.
Larissa came on high recommendation. She confirmed her availability straight away and was extremely helpful with regards to the process.
Everything was confirmed again via email. Leading up to the date of our elopement Larissa asked for any special readings, family members that we wanted to remember and had asked questions of both Phil and I (separately) about one another. She managed to incorporate these just before our vows which made it personal, memorable and injected some humour too which made our photographers and witnesses to the ceremony laugh and smile.
Larissa made our day special. Before I/we finally met Larissa the day before the wedding at the Mandarin..I felt we were meeting up with a friend. She is truly lovely, personable and a gorgeous person and now our new friend.

If you are looking for an officiate, someone who can make your wedding special then pick Larissa....You wont regret it. - Shana & Phil

Location: Under the Brooklyn Bridge - New York

We travelled from Australia to get married in New York (at the Empire Fulton-Ferry Boardwalk), and of course not being in the city whilst planning our wedding was tricky for some aspects, this was not one of them. Larissa was so obliging, professional and honestly an absolute pleasure to work with.
Right from the beginning, we felt very comfortable with her and she understood exactly what we wanted.
Our day, whilst it flew by, was perfect and we have Larissa to thank for a big part of that! - Josh and Amanda

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