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A Sweet Start

a Maine wedding officiant
PO Box 984, Bath, ME 04530
207-380-2444
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5.0
60 Reviews
Katie
8/11/13
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My biggest fear in writing this review is that it won't fully capture how absolutely wonderful it was to work with Maria! We clicked instantly when we first video-chatted with her. Her genuine passion and excitement for weddings comes through in everything she does. She really listened to us and got to know us so that our personalities came through in our ceremony. Several our our guests commented on how unique and sincere they thought the ceremony was, and what a wonderful job Maria did. And she was more than happy to give us ideas and suggestions to help the planning since we were planning our wedding from afar. We absolutely recommend Maria, you will not be disappointed!
John
7/5/13
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Marie is absolutely amazing. From the minute we viewed her video on her website to the first time we met her in person to our wedding, itself, we connected with her. She is organized, professional, warm, and down-to-earth. I am so glad that we found her!
Christine
6/22/13
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
While planning a destination wedding in Maine, my husband and I contacted several officiants from basic online searching. We weren't pleased with any of them until we found Maria. Maria was so kind and professional from the start and was there to answer any and all questions (even some pertaining to other services/vendors in Maine). She knows plenty about the wedding business and was always responsive to any inquiry we had. We found her about a year and a half earlier then our wedding, yet we booked her right away. She even met with us for our yearly trip to Maine the summer before our wedding. She has such a passion for her work. She does all the planning pertaining to the ceremony, yet isn't overpowering to your ideas or personal wants. We even had a bridal party member back out last minute (4 days before the wedding) and after calling Maria at 8:00am, all was well again. She was able to adapt quickly to the change and our rehearsal was perfect. Even my hard-to-please dad turned to me and said "This definitely isn't her first go around at one of these." She came super early on the wedding day to accommodate our violinist who was unable to make it to the rehearsal the night before and for set up. She fielded many questions, organized like a champ, and was overall much more than an officiant to Michael and I. We can't thank her enough. PS- She also filed the marriage license quickly- we got our certified copies 2 days after our return!
Thomas
6/8/13
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maria was amazing! My wife and I were planning a destination wedding and struggled with the idea of who would officiate the ceremony. At first we hoped to find a family member that could because we didn't know anyone in Maine. That didn't pan out and I was worried about picking a random person, because frankly why do I care to have a stranger front and center of one of the most important days of my life. We came across Maria's website and instantly felt a connection. We set up a Skype "meeting". Before our conversation was over we knew she was the person to marry us. The ceremony was awesome. Maria worked with us to create the "script" of the ceremony and our vows. She offered samples of other weddings she has done to give us ideas and point us in the right direction. She made everything very easy. She even told us what we needed to do to obtain our marriage license in Maine. Although our time with Maria was brief, I feel as though I have made a friend for life.
Meaghan
6/8/13
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maria was the perfect fit for my wedding. After the first 5 minutes of meeting with Maria my husband and I knew we wanted her to marry us. She was all things you would want in an officiant plus so much more. She was timely in all responses and interactive with us through out the whole process. We found Maria more than a year before our wedding and she remained in constant contact with us the whole time. Maria made the process of writing our ceremony simple and fun. We didn't want to write our own vows but we also did not want a traditional cookie cutter ceremony either. She took all of our wants and customized the perfect ceremony that fit our personalities. It was better than I could have imagined! The best part about working with Maria is you can tell how much she loves what she does and how much she truly cares for her clients. I will always cherish our ceremony and I know that it would not have been the same without her. On a side note, just one of the MANY things I loved about working with Maria is her belief in marriage equality.
Jill
5/25/13
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maria was a perfect fit to be the officiant for our wedding. She helped customize our ceremony to be exactly what we wanted. Maria was available when ever we needed her. Our ceremony wouldn't have been the same with out her. She added a special touch to our day.
User2237401

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maria has been incredible to work with. We luckily found her early on, and from the first contact she was quick to respond, and she understands how to work with couples in such a way that the ceremony is memorable, individualized, and personable. She is professional, well organized, thoughtful, dependable, and she truly loves the work. We were continually impressed with her skill, and have had many positive comments from our guests. We wish her the very best, and know she will continue to make couples happy and be an integral part of the wedding day.
Marissa
9/22/12
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We found Maria, from a sweet start, about a month before our wedding. She was extremely responsive and helpful before the wedding and during the rehearsal. Maria helped us craft a ceremony that was thoughtful, moving, simple and very us! I could not have asked for a warmer, sweeter person to have performed our ceremony. I would recommend her to anyone and hope we see her again in the future!
MaryLee
8/18/12
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Thank you for helping make the wedding incredibly special and memorable. So many people have complimented us on the ceremony and its thoughtfulness. You helped us shape every piece of the ceremony - even suggesting the song that Rick's niece sang (which was perfect for her)! You also helped Rick and me, as well as everyone else in the ceremony, feel present and aware and to feel the love of those attending. We are still basking in the glory of the wedding and recounting every moment. What great memories and what a great way to start our marriage. So glad we found you!
amy
7/12/12
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
a sweet start was perfect for our wedding! Maria made us feel so calm and comfortable...everyone loved her! She was always on time and prepared for anything. Maria is the perfect officiant!
maryanne
6/25/12
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
With Maria's help (and calming influence!) the entire ceremony was even better than we imagined. During the planning and at the ceremony, she really impressed us with her efficient, professional and personal manner. She made our day so special!
User2535962

Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Maria is amazing! I really can not say that enough! She helped us craft a ceremony that was truly personal, heart felt and fit us like a glove. She sent fun ideas our way when she stumbled upon something that she thought we would love, she really did take time to get to know us as a couple and our personalities. It was a beautiful ceremony that of course we will treasure forever. We just clicked with her so amazingly and it was the best decision we could have ever made. If you are looking for someone who is filled with love, warmth and kindness to be part of your special day... this surely will be a sweet start to a very happy forever after!
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Officiant
What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
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