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About Rev. Laurie Sue
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is a leading interfaith and non-denominational 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.
New York Magazine’s "New York Weddings" lists her as one of the city's top officiants and The New York Press selected her as "Best in New York." Joan Hamburg recommends Rev. Laurie Sue in her book, "City Weddings."
As a contemporary clergy person, Rev. Laurie Sue specializes in creative and loving ceremonies for brides and grooms of all backgrounds, cultures and religions. She has happily married hundreds of couples in unique interfaith, multi-faith, non-denominational or non-religious wedding ceremonies, in locales that range from Central Park to castles to every place in between.
Her wedding ministry is built on her well-established expertise relationship dynamics, romance and relationships developed in her 20 years as a journalist, prior to becoming ordained.
Her couples are as diverse as the unique places they choose for their weddings. Rev. Laurie Sue writes each ceremony especially for each couples, 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 officiated weddings that have included rituals, readings or elements from: Kabbalah, Judaism, Islam, Catholicism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Toaism, African, African American, Latin, Filipino, Korean, Native American, Celtic and Persian cultures and more.
In her wedding ministry work, she has helped hundreds of brides and grooms through the “oys” and the joys of preparing for their wedding.
In addition to her expertise in interfaith, multi-cultural and non-denominational weddings, Rev. Laurie Sue is widely recognized as a bridal stress expert.
She serves as a love and weddings columnist for Wedlok.com and The Three Tomatoes. And she is a relationship editor for Everyday Health.
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.
In her newest book, "YOUR INTERFAITH WEDDING: A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures, and Personal Values into One Beautiful Wedding Ceremony" (Praeger), she helps couples navigate through the experience of blending their lives and families in a meaningful ceremony.
She is also author of "WEDDING GODDESS: A Divine Guide to Transforming Wedding Stress to Wedding Bliss" (Perigee/Penguin Books, in which she shares her sage insights on how women can prepare for marriage and plan a wedding without the typical wedding stress.
Rev. Laurie Sue helped establish, and co-led, the NYC branch of The Bridal Survival Club. She is also founder of The Annual Blessing of the Brides and Grooms in Central Park, which she co-officiates each year with her husband, Rev. Vic. Fuhrman.
She lives in New York with her husband, son and their dog Kismet, who they rescued from Katrina.