What our couples say about us.
Connecting with Maria and having her perform our ceremony was one of the best choices we could have made for our wedding! Maria has a warm and caring personality that shines through from the first meeting to the ceremony (and beyond!), and she earnestly and carefully worked to get to know us and understand different facets of our personalities and relationship. We are grateful to her for helping us celebrate our marriage and recommend her to anyone considering marriage. Her sparkling eyes, bright smile and fabulous energy truly added a depth to the first moments of our marriage that we will always remember.
For my 15-year vow renewal, I can't imagine it would have gone any smoother with anyone else besides Jessica. Never having met her, living in Florida, and trying to plan a surprise renewal for my husband in New York was certainly a challenge, for myself and I am sure for Jessica. She calmed my anxiety when I thought I couldn't make it happen and reassured me that it would be wonderful. The ceremony was everything I expected and more and I couldn't have been happier. She is a true professional and I am so happy I chose her to celebrate my marriage!
Jessica absolutely made our wedding ceremony the most memorable moment of our lives. We felt like she was part of our family. She understood that we wanted to showcase how important family and friends are to us and especially central on our wedding day. She embraced all of the personal touches we discussed with her and weaved them beautifully into our ceremony. She had great pointers on the flow and special moments for our ceremony. Her positive energy, professionalism, guidance, charisma, and warmth made our big day perfect.
Jessica was incredible!!! She took the time during our initial meeting to really get to know us as a couple (from how we met to what our families are like). She made our ceremony about us and not some cookie-cutter ceremony. We were totally at ease with her like a friend that you've known for years. She was able to take the tension of being the center of attention and make it feel like it was just the 2 of us.
Maria was the officiant for our wedding in 2017 and I truly can not imagine anyone else officiating our day. Maria is the warmest, kindest woman I have ever met and she just gives off the most beautiful energy to everyone she meets. Maria wasn’t just an officiant to us. She meant so much more because she made a point to get to know us on a deep level. Maria’s words were customized and tailored to our relationship and to this day, our guests still talk about how beautiful our ceremony was.
My husband and I were referred to Jessica from Carissa Ceremonies by our wedding planner for our fall 2012 wedding. Neither my husband nor I belong to any religious institution or particular school of thought but knew we wanted to have a meaningful ceremony that was a direct reflection of us and our love story. Jessica was a huge help from the very beginning, she provided us with many samples of past ceremonies she performed for reference and offered up unique ideas and solutions for issues we had trouble working out ourselves.
My wife & I decided not to wait till after the pandemic to get married, & a family member was planning to officiate. Two days before the wedding, we found out they could not officiate-we were in a panic. Maria had our backs from the moment we asked her to officiate. I am still amazed at Maria’s poise and professionalism, as well as the calm she brought before, during, and after the ceremony. Having an experienced, kind, brilliant officiant made our entire day. When we decide to have a bigger wedding to celebrate with family, we will absolutely be asking Maria to be part of that day. Thank you!
Our ceremony went off beautifully, earning us (unprompted!) rave reviews from our guests in the days and weeks following the wedding. What is more, everyone who had any level of contact with Jessica mentioned how wonderful she was.