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My Philosophy




Your wedding day is just that - YOUR wedding day.  I am merely there to facilitate your desire to become a married couple.  


I do not require pre-marital counseling.  If you've made it this far, I'm pretty sure you know what you're in for!  I will, however, help you along the way, to ensure that you remember your ceremony for all the right reasons, and none of the wrong.  So often, I have heard of other officiants insisting that a ceremony be performed the way THEY want, rather than how the couple desires.  This is the exact opposite of what I believe, and I look forward to the opportunity to prove it to you!


A wedding is a celebration, and I believe it should be treated as such. The love between the two of you is the focus of your wedding, and it is up to me to respect and lead that celebration.


Additionally, in 2013, I received certification as a wedding consultant, so please feel free to ask about my rates for consulting and wedding day coordination!  I am happy to take the stress off of your shoulders so that you can relax and focus on enjoying this momentous occasion!

A Note from Rev. Mary


I was ordained through The American Marriage Ministries ( in October of 2011, and received certification as a bridal consultant in 2013.  I began performing ceremonies in the spring of 2012.  Each time I perform a ceremony, it is another opportunity for me to celebrate the love between two people.  


I  understand the stress that can accompany planning your dream day.  That's why I strive to make your ceremony as close to perfection as possible - WITHOUT forcing my own ideas upon the two of you - from helping you customize the wording of your ceremony, to attending your rehearsal, to ensuring that your bridal party is well-informed of their duties during your special day.  


I welcome same-sex couples, because LOVE IS LOVE.  


I am quick to laugh, easily amused, and willing to do what you need me to do to make your day yours... unless it involves tarantulas, in which case, you are on your own.  


If you need a coordinator for your celebration, rather than an officiant, please ask about my rates!



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