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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 took any and all stress out of our ceremony by handling the logistics and working with us to make sure it was EXACTLY what we wanted. She is so solid, kind, and beyond capable and saved the day several times with her emergency wedding kit in her car (fish line for the flower swag, she had it!). She was kind, communicative, and connected with our family and wedding party. Everyone felt comfortable asking her any questions they had, and she ensured our ceremony was perfect without any stress for anyone. Her voice and presence in front of guests is beyond amazing, and our guests commented ALL NIGHT about how incredible of a ceremony it was. She was recommended to us by two separate individuals and we are so glad we found her!! One phone call with a Maria and you’ll be psyched about your ceremony.
— Kaitlyn + Ben, Lull Farm, Hollis, New Hampshire

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With so many choices in front of us my fiancé and I were overwhelmed (to say the least!) we had no idea what we wanted in a ceremony, but we certainly knew what we didn’t want. Right from the very first conversation we had with Maria we were at ease she was able to figure out by our “not” list what it was we wanted.

Life threw us some curve balls and we had to split our wedding up into two ceremonies— Maria was more than understanding & accommodating. We had a small “sweet & simple” ceremony last week and very much look forward to working with Maria to create our “super sweet” ceremony next May.
— Stephanie + Chris, Belfast, Maine

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Choosing Maria of A Sweet Start to officiate our wedding day ceremony was hands down the best decision we made during our wedding planning process! My husband and I are not very religious and knew we wanted to get married outside, but that was about all we were sure of. After meeting Maria on Skype, we knew we could fully trust her to help us create the ceremony of our dreams. Maria custom tailored a ceremony for us that was unique and meaningful and she embraced our idea of a beer ceremony and turned it into reality! My husband and I are in our mid 20’s so we thought most of our guests would be talking about “the party” the next day, but everyone could not stop raving about our ceremony! I had multiple people tell me it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever attended. I cannot recommend Maria enough!

Lauren + Mark
Spruce Point Inn
Boothbay Harbor, Maine