Maria was an excellent wedding officiant! We chose to go with her after our seeing her officiate our friends wedding and thought she was great. Her tone and the way she conducted the ceremony put everyone in a very joyful mood. Everything went perfectly smooth and I would highly recommend her to anyone!




Maria is absolutely amazing. My husband and I didn't think we cared that much about who would marry us. But let me tell you, Maria goes above and beyond. We had actually booked a different officiant and later changed our whole wedding to a new location on a different day. We had to find a new officiant and we found Maria! It was the best thing thing that ever happened for us! She completely customizes the ceremony and takes care of all the little details. She is so utterly amazing that words can't even describe. I highly recommend Maria! <3





This morning I received an email that not only made me cry but validated for me that all the hard work is totally, 100% worth it! This came from Greta Tucker, a dear friendor (friend + vendor), who I had the pleasure of working with at this past weekend's wedding

You know, on Saturday I saw you in such a different way…not anything that I didn’t know before, but I didn’t realize it was THIS magical. :)
The way Lissa reacted to you coming into the [bridal suite], it was just amazing, she was SO happy to see you and you totally made her feel so much better and at ease. It’s so nice to see the relationships you build with your clients, the way you "get" them, their personalities, and their relationship. 
I wanted to tell you how much I LOVED seeing the magic you bring to people’s lives and how you treat everyone like they matter and they are not just one of your clients but personalities and stories that you helped write. You made a difference in their story and in such beautiful way. OMG! 

-Greta Tucker
Greta Tucker Photography

Maine rustic barn wedding

On a perfect autumn day at the stunning William Allen Farm in Pownal, Maine, Chris and Melissa tied the knot...literally. They chose to create a Lovers Knot during their ceremony to symbolize the joining of their two hearts. The ceremony took place under blue skies and a apple tree, and I had the great fortune of being their wedding officiant. 

Everything about this wedding was beautiful from the bride in a princess gown, to all the thoughtful rustic decor elements and the gorgeous overflowing of flowers from Snell Family Farm. It felt lush and comfy, rustic and cozy, elegant and comfortable. Just a perfect day all around! 

All photos below by me, A Sweet Start

Real Kingsley Pines summer camp wedding

A while back I posted some iPhone photos I took at a wedding I officiated at Kingsley Pines in Raymond, Maine. This wedding was a highlight of my summer for both the sweet couple, Amy and Dan, as well as the amazing staff at the camp. The weather was also beautiful and because I spent Friday night in one of the cabins I spent the morning on wedding day enjoying the camp (read that as: lounging in an Adirondack chair on the beach). Now we can relive that wedding with the gorgeous professional photos from Bill Marshall Photography. Enjoy!