Meet Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway
They call her The Wedding Goddess.
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is an experienced, ordained wedding officiant who is known for her warm, loving and creative approach to blessing couples of all backgrounds, and for guiding them on their journey to the altar and beyond. She is also an expert in reducing bridal stress.
For more than 20 years she has presided over a multicultural wedding ministry based in New York and is widely recognized as an expert on interfaith, intercultural, and highly personalized nondenominational weddings.
She has been called upon by couples around the world for her assistance in complex spiritual and cultural issues, and to help guide families through the interfaith marriage process. She honors relationships between all couples and believes in focusing on the common denominator of love.
"New York Magazine" selected her as one of the city's top officiants and Joan Hamburg recommends Rev. Laurie Sue in her book, "City Weddings."
As a contemporary clergyperson, Rev. Laurie Sue specializes in creative and loving ceremonies for couples of all backgrounds, cultures, and religions. She has happily married hundreds of couples in unique interfaith, multifaith, non-denominational, or non-religious wedding ceremonies, in locales that range from Central Park to castles to every place in between. She supports marriage equality.
Her couples are as diverse as the unique places they choose for their weddings. Rev. Laurie Sue writes each ceremony especially for each couple and is comfortable including and blending elements from any tradition.
She is also called upon to create spiritual ceremonies without religion, and romantic ceremonies without a spiritual focus.
She has written extensively on love, romance, sex, marriage, and weddings and is a blogger on these topics for HuffPost. She has also been Love and Family Editor for Beliefnet.com, Relationship Editor for DrLauraBerman.com, Emotional Health and Sexual Health Editor for EverydayHealth.com, Editor of wedlok.com and Spirituality Editor at Hitched.com.
She has been interviewed about weddings and marriage by The New York Times, Newsweek, USA TODAY, Associated Press, Modern Bride, Bridal Guide, The Bridal Book, Wedding Dresses Magazine, New York Magazine, NY Daily News, Newsday, Inside Edition, WE Network, WB11, Eyewitness News, Fox 5, and others.
Rev. Laurie Sue was one of the founding members of the New York Wedding Group and helped establish, and co-led, the NYC branch of The Bridal Survival Club.
She is the author of 25 books, including:
Your Interfaith Wedding
Your Hindu-Interfaith Wedding
Your Perfect Wedding Vows
The Goddess Pages
Goddess in the Mirror
Pet Prayers and Blessings
Soulmate Feng Shui
She Who Scrivens
Rev. Laurie Sue has a psychology BA from SUNY in Human Development and Relationships. She has studied Marriage and Family Therapy at Mercy College and the Ackerman Institute. She is a 1999 graduate of The New Seminary, where she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister in 1999. She returned to school for her Master of Interfaith Studies in 2020 and Doctor of Ministry in 2021.