"Rachel recently officiated my Oheka Castle wedding.  From the planning stages, Rachel provided helpful insight and feedback on our nondenominational ceremony.  In addition, Rachel was extremely proactive in reaching out to the appropriate contacts for timelines, fulfilling requirements of the venue and also ensuring that we had all necessary documentation for our marriage license.  Rachel was not only extremely professional but made our ceremony so personal and special.  I highly recommend Rachel and would be happy to be a reference for her in the future."


Lauren M.,

Oheka Castle, NY

"We had a very impromptu wedding ceremony that would not have been possible without all of the love, support, positive energy and heartfelt happiness Rachel brought and shared with us.  From being super flexible to super available and making everything easy yet personalized, Rachel really made our day special.  We were so happy to have her share these moments with us and our families."


Intimate Elopement

"Even before the ceremony began, Rachel created a wonderful atmosphere through her beautiful smile and warm, gentle, reassuring manner.  The ceremony was touching, filled with love and joy, which was perfectly fitting as two people so in love were joined together."

Paola and Michael, Dante's Restaurant

"My wife and I were fortunate to have Lydia of Love & Light Wedding Officiants to renew our wedding vows in front of friends and family.  I cannot imagine a more professional, warm and loving person to orchestrate this special occasion.  If we had to pick one word it would be genuine.  Genuine in her ability and nature to project love and happiness into others' lives."

Bob G.,

Vow Renewal

"Lydia Gilbert did our wedding and it was absolutely perfect.  Her ease, organization, and professionalism really made the ceremony go smoothly.  We couldn't have asked for anyone better to marry us.  The way she spoke was filled with enthusiasm and she was always quick to answer questions and emails about the ceremony.  We want to thank her for making our ceremony so memorable and so easy.  It was truly an amazing day."


Sky View Golf Club

"Lydia was excellent.  She was everything we were hoping for during our ceremony.  We had met in person a few times then connected via email for the majority of the planning due to me and my wife's schedule.  That being said, everything was so smooth we felt extremely comfortable with her.  I can say I had a lot of people say how great the ceremony was and how they really enjoyed the way the officiant did the readings and led the ceremony.  I would be happy to recommend Lydia to any friends or family that are looking for a great wedding officiant!"

Joe F.,

Pleasantdale Chateau



"Lydia was so wonderful!  She made the process so easy.  From how to apply for the license to every nuance of the ceremony and vows she helped us with every step in planning our special day.  Many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and it was Lydia that made it possible.  We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her!!"

Bernadette S.

"I attended a wedding last night and Lydia was the officiant.  Her professionalism shone through.  The words that were selected for the ceremony were so beautiful and appropriate when the groom got choked up and could get his vows out Lydia's calm and understanding way helped him succeed.  What a wonderful wedding!"

Laura C.

"We were thrilled with the super sweet ceremony that Rachel provided for us.  We're an older couple who are not religious but feel a profound spiritual connection.  Rachel's ceremony reflected our deep devotion, as well as the playfulness we inspire in each other.  For us, the wedding came together very quickly and Rachel was the perfect officiant.  We highly recommend Rachel's services!"

Jan and Mike

"We had the pleasure of working with Rachel as our officiant!  Love and Light was recommended to us by one of our vendors after our friend was unable to perform our ceremony.  Rachel was so helpful throughout the process!  We were able to customize our ceremony through the workbook.  Rachel is wonderful, from the minute we spoke on the phone, it had felt like we had known her for years!  She made us feel comfortable in front of 250 guests and even wiped off my mother's lipstick from my cheek, so it wouldn't ruin my pictures!  I highly recommend Love and Light for your ceremony!"

Jennifer K.,

Seasons Catering

"Our experience with Rachel was great from start to finish!  She is very personable and responsive. We loved the "Wedding Workbook" which allowed us to pick and choose each element of our ceremony to make it that much more special.  Rachel met with us beforehand and spent time getting to know who we are as a couple.  We decided to write our own vows, for which she provided us some inspiration.  She arrived early the day of the wedding and was knowledgeable about completing the license paperwork and the process.  She delivered a fabulous ceremony and even stayed after for some pictures.  We would highly recommend Love and Light Wedding Officiants!"

Danielle S.,

The Palace

"Surpassed every ceremony expectation with Love and Light!!!

From the beginning of our process to the day of, Lydia brought the uttermost professionalism, communication, sincerity and compassion to every conversation with my wife and I.  Our ceremony was THE most beautiful part of our big day with big thanks to "Love and Light"/Lydia!  I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone!  My wife and I couldn't be happier that we chose Love and Light Officiants.  Thank you again!

Meaghan M.,

The Whitney Houston Estate

"Rachel was a dream to work with and made this sometimes stressful process so enjoyable.  She is knowledgeable, professional and has such a calming and sweet nature about her.  Planning a wedding out of state is difficult, but after FaceTiming with her and chatting on the phone, we knew we made the right choice.  She truly listens and attempts to get to know her couples and their families.  She was responsive with any questions we had and was flexible with scheduling a time to meet in person to go over details.  She gave us such a warm and joyous ceremony that our guests were raving about for days after.  I cannot recommend Rachel enough and am so thrilled with our decision to use Rachel for our big day.

Kelly C.,

Park Savoy Estate and Gardens

"We had a wonderful experience with Rachel!  She was  super organized, efficient, encouraging and helpful throughout the entire process.  Her workbook was fun and easy to navigate and left us with a beautiful, personalized ceremony.  She took the initiative and lead in areas of the ceremony before we ever had to ask her.  The process of planning a wedding can be incredibly overwhelming and to have someone like Rachel part of your team is invaluable.  The added bonus is her encouraging words and reminders to be present and enjoy the moment.  You can truly tell she loves what she does and is completely there for you!"

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