My husband and I originally planned our wedding for November 2020 but ended up moving the big party to November 2021. We had a friend officially marry us in 2020 but we really wanted our 2021 wedding to feel real. Maria was amazing during the whole process. She took the time to get to know us and make sure it was a very personal ceremony. Since we were already legally married, we were worried it would seem too fake if we went through all the stuff you would normally do. Maria gave us some different suggestions and really tailored our ceremony to us and our situation. We felt so comfortable with her from the start and would absolutely recommend her to anyone. She is a dream and an absolute must for anyone looking for an officiant.
Hi! My name is Maria, and I'm The Officiant. My entire adult life has been based on connecting with people; whether I'm passing someone on the street, or running into an acquaintance at the grocery store. My ability to listen with an open-mind and ear is what has lent so well as a professional wedding officiant. From your first interaction I thrive on putting your mind at ease and making you feel relaxed; with my calming energy, warm smile, and personability, while it's as if you're having a conversation with an old friend.
I am a non-denominational, non-traditional, ordained wedding officiant and pride myself on providing a relaxed experience with the couples that I work with. This is a BIG day, and my goal is to make your ceremony speak to who you are as a couple, engaging your community of family & friends, and creating a moment that you and your guest will remember far beyond your wedding day.
Let's connect! I want to get to know you; how you met, how you became engaged, what your visions are for your wedding day.
Every couple is unique...your ceremony should be too! Every ceremony is written from scratch (No cookie cutter here!); including help with vow writing, incorporating special elements/rituals into your ceremony. It's about creating a ceremony that speaks to the two of you.
With over 8 years of experience I am very familiar with all facets of your wedding day; including collaborating with the other vendors that make up your vendor team to ensure we're all on the same page. It's then about setting the tone for your ceremony, creating a calm and engaging environment while captivating your audience and telling your story.
It’s all about the connection! Being a wedding officiant is more than just reading some words off of paper. It’s about first building a connection - how else will I then be able to create a wedding ceremony that tells your story? I want to get to know you; how you met, what your proposal was like, what role your families play in your lives. When you sign on with The Officiant I welcome you into my family as my wish is that the relationship will continue far beyond your wedding day..
“For me, officiating is like being a storyteller; telling the story of your love, your connection, and what will be the start of your married life together."
The love and emotion in the room was so real! I cannot thank Maria enough for working with us to make our special day perfect!
Maria was an amazing officiant. From our initial zoom meeting to the actual day of the wedding, I felt like she listened to what we wanted and turned that into a beautiful ceremony. She is a breathe of fresh air and has such a calming presence especially on the day of! I couldn't of asked for a better person to do the job!
Maria officiated our wedding on 10/10/2021 and I cannot give her enough praise. Maria was so attentive with our needs and did an absolutely beautiful job with our ceremony. We eloped last year due to the virus so I had no idea what to plan for our ceremony- already being legally married kind of complicated things. Maria knew exactly what to do and she made our day better than I ever could have imagined!