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I’m so fortunate to call Maria family. Not only because she’s warm, loving, kind, full of joy & laughter, and is that person everyone loves and instantly connects with but she’s actually my cousin. The idea of standing up and saying the most vulnerable things on the most intense day with a complete stranger was overwhelming. I never thought Maria would fly across the country to be with us on this day. But, she said ‘yes’. Our ceremony was small & intimate - family only; even more fitting that Maria was officiating. Maria worked on the ceremony for months, she was patient with our many revisions and contradictory input. She’s understanding, full of guidance and helpful insights. When she finally got to deliver the words that she’d practiced and meditated on - they were so full of intent and emotion. Her tone delivered a complimentary message to the words themselves. She had people hooked. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. Maria’s love of love is so palpable! I now know why people say they want to do it all over again. Thanks, Maria. For all that you do, all that you did and all that you are! xoxo
— Dana + Ian, Private Residence, Solvang, California

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Where do I even begin! My husband and I got married this past August in Maine, and Maria went absolutely above and beyond to help make our entire wedding experience perfect. From the moment we first skyped with Maria back in January, we knew she was exactly who we were looking for to perform our wedding ceremony. Maria is thoughtful and kind and helped us tremendously throughout our wedding planning process all the way through the end and for weeks beyond. She was, and is, so much more than a wedding officiant. She is a source of guidance and support, she is understanding, and you can see that, to her core, she is passionate about the work she does and the mark she leaves. I can’t think back to our wedding weekend without feeling so much love for Maria! She conducted the rehearsal walkthrough on Friday seamlessly and made it fun and special. On our wedding day, it started pouring rain 30 minutes before our ceremony start time, and she was there with grace to help talk us through a plan B or a plan C. Thankfully, the rain eventually and suddenly stopped. We didn’t know how long to rain would hold off, but Maria didn’t skip a beat. She had our 23 bridesmaids/groomsmen, 4 ushers, a ring bearer and a flower girl, 4 parents, 2 grandparents, and 250 guests organized and ready to go within minutes - and she didn’t even seem phased. Maria seemed to be the anchor of our wedding and I can’t thank her enough for all that she has done for us and with us over the past 10 months. We are so grateful and feel lucky to have had her by our side. I realize I haven’t even mentioned the written ceremony itself - as you probably already guessed if you’ve read through this in it’s entirety, it was perfect and exactly what we hoped for and more. Maria - we love you! Thank you for everything!
— Caroline + Maxx, Private Residence, Woolwich, Maine

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Maria was absolutely incredible, I can’t imagine anyone else as our officiant, nor would I want to. She listened to all of our hopes and dreams and made them all come true. She truly made our wedding day all about my wife & I. At the rehearsal she even kindly told our friends, bridesmaids, groomsmen, parents, etc. to direct their questions/concerns away from us so we could enjoy our day and live in the moment. I could go on forever, but all you need to know is that Maria will go well out of her way to make you happy and to give you the exact ceremony you’re hoping for. Can’t thank her enough!
— John + Kacie, Marianmade Farm, Wiscasset, Maine