“This review has been a long time coming, but I truly needed to be able to put into the right words what Maria’s services meant to us.
While all of the details were important, we knew that the ceremony was the thing that we really wanted to get right. We were looking for meaningful, honest, romantic, and with the right combination of sentiment to combine our lives together, with both our families and my 3 children. After explaining all of this to Maria via Skype and in person meetings, we knew that we had the right professional in our corner. It was SO important that we created a basis for our marriage and not just for the wedding day. And we did. During the ceremony there were tears, there was laughter, and most importantly we didn’t have to stress about anything. Maria was able to consult through the whole process (even proof reading our vows to ensure we were both on the same page with length and tone) and bring my three kids into the fold in a way that felt natural and appropriate.
As someone who works in the wedding industry, I see a lot of wedding officiants (and ordained family members, friends, etc) at work. Some wonderful, and some not. The most important thing I can say about Maria is that she is not just performing the ceremony. She is crafting these moments WITH you in a way that doesn’t feel contrived or rehearsed. We had to change a part of our ceremony last minute because of pregnancy (whiskey and babies don’t mix) and she offered an immediate solution and revised script that took any stress away before it even started. Our rehearsal was efficient and fun, and everyone knew what was happening at all times.
If you are looking for a professional that becomes a friend, and who will do the best job possible, we highly recommend Maria. We feel very lucky that we found her.