I've been officiating weddings since 2011 and never have I seen it rain so hard on a wedding day. This wasn't just a little rain, this was a 20 minute torrential downpour with thunder and lightning! Needless to say, this wasn't what Kristina and Alex had planned for their outdoor seaside wedding ceremony in Cape Neddick, Maine.Read More
One of the things I love about being a professional wedding officiant is being able to help my couples find ways to personalize and customize their wedding ceremony. For this wedding, Erika and David wanted to incorporate a modified version of a traditional tea ceremony. We scoured the internet and I researched the tradition so I could write a custom introduction to their modern tea ceremony.Read More
They started out as clients, then became my friends, and are now wedding vendor colleagues. That's the story of my relationship with Collin and Abigail. These two sweeties got married at (one of my all time favorite wedding venues) William Allen Farm under an apple tree on a gorgeous fall day. I used this description of them during their ceremony:Read More
Kris and Andy scored the most perfect fall afternoon for their Maine wedding! I'm sure mother nature provided this to them because they're so sweet, kind, and in love. As their wedding officiant, it was my great honor to facilitate the union of these two AND at one of my favorite Maine wedding venues: Live Well Farm.Read More
Mark and Lauren love beer! Which is why they decided to include a black-and-tan beer ceremony into their wedding. Not only did this special moment symbolize their union and their first drink as a married couple, it was a fun, light-hearted way to bring some humor into their wedding. As an officiant, I strongly encourage my couples to find unique ways to personalize their ceremony.Read More
There's nothing quite like the crunch of fallen leaves under your feet and the smell of freshly carved pumpkins. Fall in Maine is one of the best times of year to get married here, especially if you're going to get married in an apple orchard when all the sweet apples are ripe!Read More
My husband and I are ecstatic with the work Maria did for our wedding. Maria goes above and beyond what is expected of an officiant. She helps couples every step of the way from planning the day, making herself available to ask questions and creating a ceremony that not only feels intimate for you and your partner, but also connected to all of your guests. Maria speaks eloquently, projects herself well, and truly knows what she is doing to make your ceremony flow, but also slow down and hold on to that special moment. We absolutely adore Maria and her work. We would recommend her to ALL! (: Thank you Maria!!
Granite Ridge Estate
How can I even begin to write about our experience with Maria? My husband and I were feeling anxious about finding the right person to officiate our wedding. We knew we wanted something special, personal, real, and fun without religious undertones, but had no idea where to begin. We set up a video call with Maria after reading reviews online and felt an immediate connection with her; we knew she was the right person to help us craft our fully-custom ceremony! From that day forward Maria was communicative, clear in her expectations, and available whenever we had additional questions. She set deadlines for us throughout the process, which allowed us to take the time we needed to be thoughtful about the pieces of the ceremony. We went back and forth with her over ceremony drafts 5 or 6 times, and it was finalized about a month before the wedding. I can't tell you how important this piece was - we had so many other things to think about in the weeks leading up to the wedding and I was so happy that we didn't have to scramble to write anything. The week of our wedding, we touched based again just to make sure we had all the timing right, and Maria made great suggestions about how to handle other details, like the processional. When it came time for the rehearsal, Maria was fun and assertive, making sure everyone knew where to be, which took so much pressure off of us and allowed us to relax and enjoy it! Thanks to Maria's help, our ceremony was just as we envisioned it. So many people commented later that they loved her energy and couldn't believe she hadn't known us for years! We watched our wedding video this week and couldn't stop smiling re-living the moment. It was perfect.
Ian + MIchelle
Clark's Cove Farm
Kristie + Matt
New Gloucester, Maine