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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

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My husband and I are forever thankful for Maria’s ongoing support, creativity, and passion for what she does. She put her heart and soul into every aspect of our ceremony and was truly able to capture our personalities and vision. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. And that includes all the laughter that took place. We has such a blast! Her flexibility and ability to problem solve is also something that can be extremely hard to find. Whether it be phone, email, or text, Maria was always accessible and made sure to check in multiple times throughout the process. She kept me calm right up to the wedding day. Thank you Maria for making our wedding weekend so memorable and for telling our story. You truly have an amazing gift. And to any future brides- Maria will be the best decision you ever make!
— Danielle + Justin, On the Marsh Bistro, Kennebunk, Maine

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Maria was an absolute dream to work with. From the second that we met her we knew we had to have her officiate our wedding, and it was one of the best decisions we made! I cannot give Maria enough praise! So many of our guests could not stop complimenting her and her beautiful words. She truly took the time to get to know us as a couple and that reflected in our ceremony. I would absolutely recommend Maria to anyone getting married in the Maine area, you won’t be disappointed! THANK YOU!
— Kristina + Alex, Private Residence, York, Maine

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My wife and I could not have been happier with Maria as our officiant for our special day. She was honestly incredible and pulled the entire ceremony together. We could not have had such a special ceremony without her input and expertise. Her energy and positive disposition really made the event what it was. We could not recommend her more.
— Aaron + Ashley, Harbor View at Jones Landing, Peaks Island, Maine

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Our wedding ceremony was incredible which was a direct result of Maria’s warmth, insight, professionalism and organization! Our guests raved about her composure, enthusiasm and delivery. It felt like she was a part of our family and she is now a friend for life!
— Julia + Chris, Pemaquid Lighthouse, Bristol, Maine

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Maria is AMAZING!!!! My husband is French so we wanted to make sure that we had a ceremony that included both cultures as much as possible. Maria was open minded and was able to turn our ideas into reality. It turned out to be our dream ceremony. Everyone was so impressed with the ease of the ceremony and the way she spoke. Even the French people were able to understand her because she spoke slow and clear! I would recommend her to anyone getting married. It will be one of the best decisions you make. She makes it so easy and fun! WE LOVE YOU MARIA!
— Alicia + Johan, Ocean Gateway, Portland, Maine

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Having Maria officiate our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! She was eager to get to know us as a couple and learn about our wants and needs leading up to the wedding. We worked with her to create a ceremony that was simple yet incredibly meaningful to us and our families. At our rehearsal, Maria set the tone for what would end up being an unbelievably touching ceremony. As the nervous bride-to-be, I was amazed by the calm she brought to me and my fiance. But the real accolades came from our family and friends; everyone (and i mean everyone!) commented on what a wonderful job Maria did setting a relaxed, intimate tone and encouraging everyone to be present in the moment. To say we are pleased with how everything turned out is an understatement. Thank you Maria for being such an important part of our special day.
— Lisa + Jamey, The 1818 Farm, Bristol, Maine

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Maria delivers such an amazing and unique experience as an officiant. We knew we had made the right decision in hiring Maria immediately after our first skype conversation, and you know its a good sign when every other vendor you have booked exclaims “Oh, you booked Maria! She is the absolute best! I love her!”. Her connection with the Maine wedding community made her a wealth of knowledge of vendors and logistics, but what makes Maria truly unique and the best officiant we could have ever imagined is the detail and effort she puts into creating a truly one-of-a-kind ceremony. We spent several months going back and forth personalizing every moment of our ceremony, and the end result was something that was so special that we have heard from guests routinely telling us it was the most incredible ceremony they had ever seen. As if that wasn’t enough, Maria also makes the rehearsal and ceremony itself completely relaxed and immersive. She has an excellent presence, and was this perfect combination of grounding and calming while also keeping you so present in the moment and the result is that I remember every single detail of our flawless ceremony. She kept all the pieces moving together like clockwork while my husband and I stood there, completely engrossed in the ceremony. I had always loved the idea of being married by an officiant who was a friend and had a sense of our history as a couple. I can truly say that by hiring Maria, we had that experience because it is impossible to make it down the aisle that day without feeling so close to her, and generating a lasting connection. Thank you so much Maria! You crushed it!
— Meghan + Zach, Beech Hill Barn, Pittston, Maine