Rev Alison In The News
LIWeddings.comRev Alison Caiola Interview
Whether having a traditionally religious/spiritual ceremony is KEY to you or not, you may feel that customary ceremonies do not allow you to express your love and commitment to each other in your own "intimate" and personal style. And, regardless of your reasons, having a custom ceremony is increasing in acceptance and popularity.
Reverend Alison has pioneered such events and is noted for performing interfaith, non-denominational, spiritual and civil wedding ceremonies in the five boroughs and Long Island; as well as doing baby blessings, namings, and baptisms.
In addition, her penchant for the romantic and the written word, plus her many years experience as an Interfaith Minister allows her to not only create unique and custom ceremonies specifically for each couple, weaving their personalities and experiences into the ceremony, but to also guide them in crafting their wedding vows. It is her goal to make each couple feel like they are being married by a good friend and give guests the impression that she has known the couple for years. That she says, is why she emphasizes a ceremony that is beautiful, unique and fun, as well as one the couple can look back on fondly as they reminisce about their special day.
Taking the most beautiful and meaningful customs and traditions from each couples heritage and backgrounds, Reverend Alison works diligently to weave the best of both worlds into a cohesive, memorable, and touching ceremony that makes an impact on the couple and their guests, making bride and groom, and both sides of the family feel included, represented, and respected, and bringing both the couple and their families together.
She also offers special ceremonies that include a couple's child or children, should they have any, and making it a special event and celebration for them too.
She does however suggest booking with her as soon as possible giving her and the couple the most time possible to create an inspired and unforgettable ceremony.
New York TimesStephanie Bond, Jesse Newhouse
Published: October 28, 2007
Stephanie Linda Bond, a daughter of Barbara Bond of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and Richard Berljawsky of Montreal, was married yesterday to Jesse Louis Newhouse, the son of Lorry and Mark W. Newhouse of New York. The Rev. Alison Caiola, an interfaith minister, performed the nondenominational ceremony at the Harvard Club in New York.
Mrs. Newhouse, 30, has her own public relations consultancy, 007 Events, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Her father owns Vox Box, a business in Montreal that creates messages for corporate telephone systems. He was until 1993 a disc jockey in Montreal known professionally as Richard Berle. Her mother is a buyer in Rotterdam for a technology unit of Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company.
Mr. Newhouse, 31, is an executive producer of two recent films: "Memory," a psychological thriller starring Ann-Margret and Billy Zane, and "Afghan Knights," a drama about a rescue mission in Afghanistan.
His father is the executive vice president for newspapers at Advance Publications in New York, which owns Condé Nast Publications, Fairchild Publications and other publishing companies. He is also the president of the board of the New York City Opera and is also on the board of the New York City Outward Bound Center.
New York PostFuertes, 33, and Levine, 30
By Alana Newton
December 9, 2007 -- OCT. 5 - When Michael Levine proposed to Marcela Fuertes, it was only seven months after he saved her life. While vacationing in Puerto Rico, Fuertes, a nurse manager at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, was stung by a jellyfish, and Levine, a window treatment installer on Long Island, intervened and administerd CPR. "When he proposed, he said, 'I saved your life in Puerto Rico, but you save my life every day,' " said Fuertes. The Long Island duo wed in front of 150 guests at Chateau La Mer in Lindenhurst, NY, with the Rev. Alison Caiola officiating, then jetted off to a two-week honeymoon in Argentina and Brazil.