About Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is an experienced NYC wedding officiant known for her warm, loving, and creative approach to blessing couples of all backgrounds. Celebrate your love in a romantic and joyous personalized ceremony written just for you. She is dedicated to making your wedding ceremony as stress-less as possible. Her calming presence will put you and your family at ease on your big day!
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway is an experienced wedding officiant who has helped hundreds of couples create the weddings of their hearts desire.
She is a widely recognized as an expert on interfaith, intercultural, and highly personalized nondenominational weddings and also specializes in helping couples and families manage wedding conflicts and reduce wedding stress.
New York Magazine’s "New York Weddings" lists her as one of the city's top interfaith officiants and 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 couples of all backgrounds, cultures and religions.
Her couples are as diverse as the unique places they choose for their weddings. Rev. Laurie Sue writes each ceremony especially for, and with, 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.
Her wedding ministry is built on her well-established expertise in romance and relationships developed in her 20 years as a journalist, prior to becoming ordained.
She has continued to write on matters of the heart and soul. She serves as a love and weddings columnist for The Huffington Post, and she is a past relationship editor for EverydayHealth.com and Beliefnet.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.
She is author of 13 books, including these wedding books:
*Your Perfect Wedding Vows
* Your Interfaith Wedding: A Guide to Blending Faiths, Cultures and Personal Values into One Beautiful Wedding Ceremony (Praeger Books)
*Wedding Goddess: A Guide to Transforming Wedding Stress into Wedding Bliss (Perigee/Penguin).
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.