I recently officiated a wedding for two of the most relaxed people I've ever had the pleasure of working with. They, along with their families, had done an incredible job of planning the wedding. Having all those details worked out ahead of time definitely reduced their stress on wedding, but something else was going on...Read More
What happens when two dog lovers get married? They include their dog family, of course! Barbie and Mark, who are the devoted parents of Jewel, Cory and Maddy, traveled all the way from Texas to get married on top of the mountain at the Granite Ridge Estate in Norway, Maine. While the doggies couldn't quite handle the duty of being "in" the wedding, they did a wonderful job walking down the aisle and being well-behaved through the whole thing.Read More
Sweet Caroline and dashing Tim got married in Maine right on the shores of Sebago Lake at the cozy, elegant (yes, those two adjectives can go together!) Migis Lodge. Early May weddings can be risky, weather-wise, here in Maine, but the weather held off and the vision they had of marrying lakeside became a reality. From Caroline's epic bouquet created by...Read More
I wrote a blog post about how I prepare for your wedding the week leading up to it. I included each activity I do each day up until the day of your wedding rehearsal. So, now I'm going to describe to you how I manage your rehearsal.
Not All Officiants Run the Rehearsal
For starters, let me tell you that, not only do not all officiants run the wedding rehearsal...Read More
How do we say enough about Maria? As a couple from New England but living in Oregon, Maria made crafting our ceremony seamless, even from a distance. From the very start, she made us so comfortable in an arena we knew absolutely nothing about. The process was so simple and easy to work into our busy lives- after finding out what we liked and disliked, we received a first draft, which we edited and sent back, repeating just a few times until we had a ceremony that we all adored. So many people came up to us or messaged us after the wedding to tell us that it was the most well-crafted and personalized ceremony they'd ever been to. During the rehearsal and ceremony, Maria was so organized but also incredibly warm and kept us at ease. She didn't want the rehearsal to feel too real and emotional, so she told my dad and I jokes as we walked down for practice. Little touches like that made us appreciate her so incredibly much. We all were tearing up during the wedding! Maria was such a big part of our wedding, and I can't recommend her enough. We can't thank her enough for making a truly one-of-a-kind ceremony that was incredibly personalized and reflected us more than we could have ever imagined. Get her on your vendor team now!
Maia + Jake
Live Well Farm