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Marianne de Bretan
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Best Wedding Officiant Ever!
We reached out and met with Marianne first over video call - she was very kind and easy to talk to! Important when it comes to getting to know your officiant for your special wedding day. We met a few more times over video and exchanged many e-mails. She had my now husband and myself fill out questionnaires about each other to get to know us better. I feel like she really got down to the nitty gritty of our relationship!
Fast forward to our wedding day and we are blown away with how unique, personalized, and special our wedding ceremony was because of Marianne. She constructed a beautiful ceremony intertwined with all of my partner's and my fondest memories, stories, jokes, and laughs. Our family and friends still talk about what a perfect ceremony this was. It was truly unforgettable and by far a superior part of our wedding day.
We are so thankful Marianne travelled to us to be a part of our day, she truly helped make it as special as it could be. We would highly recommend her services to anyone!
The most magical wedding
Thank you Marianne for everything, you made our day that much for memorable!
Janessa and Jonathan
Best choice i ever made
Made our ceremony perfect
She's a hero for helping us accomplish a wedding like no other!
We got tired of waiting for all the lockdown restrictions to ease up and opted in for a low-key non-traditional civil ceremony at a park. Just as we had that spontaneous idea, we made a post on WeddingWire and she got back to us in literally an hour on a Sunday evening! And somehow this brave woman went along with our plans to make this event happen within a week!
With such short notice and given the challenging circumstances, we did not expect much from this occasion, but Marianne insisted that we must make this day fun and special. Thanks to her involved guidance and joyful optimism we came up with a solid plan, and now we have so many exciting memories to look back on! We had it all - a flower girl, a ring bearer, a beautiful cake, floral decorations, personal speeches, lunch, and outdoor activities! Our families loved it - and no one ever expected it to be this good!
Most importantly, Marianne makes sure to get to know her couples personally. She asked us some questions about our story and our lives, and in a week it felt as if she has known us for years. Her ceremony was very personal and accurate, and that was precious to our families.
We were so blessed to have Marianne take part in our special day - she truly made us have the best day of our lives and she was such a great support throughout the whole time.
Personable, warm, flexible, went the extra mile
All the work we did together paid off. The rehearsal made us feel so confident in what we were doing. She worked with us to incorporate every guest of our small ceremony into the event (such as my stepmother holding the rings and my stepbrother holding the handfasting cord).
The ceremony was so emotional and special. We live-streamed due to Covid and almost everybody with the link said the ceremony made them cry! Many people have said it was the most beautiful ceremony they have ever seen. Marianne was dressed beautifully for the ceremony and was mindful of things like stepping aside for photographs of the first kiss.
What Marianne brings to the table is a very personal touch. We felt she was very invested in our love story.
Following the wedding Marianne handled paperwork for us and made clear what our next steps were - one less thing for us to worry about.
Investing in including Marianne in our wedding team was one of the best decisions we made in our planning! Cannot imagine having worked with anybody else. I’m a very type-a, anxious bride, and she always made me feel important and never like a burden.
Absolutely Incredible Experience
I could not recommend Marianne enough!
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My 34 years as a Registered Nurse has prepared me for my next career. I was a sought after speaker for conventions and educational events so speaking in front of crowds has become second nature to me. I am also a hopeless - or should I say- hopeful, romantic and I love weddings! I get energized by meeting new people, especially those that are in love!
1. To create and deliver an intimate and personal ceremony
Today, more than at any other time in wedding planning history, there are countless choices and options for your ceremony. In keeping with this reality, I offer many ceremony choices or you can provide me with something you like. It is important that you, the couple, make these choices. This allows you the greatest level of control in the actual content spoken at your ceremony, and therefore the greatest level of comfort. I firmly believe that the words I say that are scripted belong to you. You always have final say. This allows for each ceremony to be personal and intimate.
2. To create and deliver a ceremony with great passion:
Great ceremonies are great because of passion. Passion is reflected in communication skills, in a desire for excellence, and in a belief in the importance and value of great relationships. I love giving the best of myself to couples who are passionate about my role in their ceremony, and who are also committed to having a great connection.
3. To create and deliver a ceremony with the utmost professionalism:
I believe in professionalism at every level. From dress and deportment to communication, to presentation, to resources offered, to collaboration with other wedding service providers.
I believe this is one of the most important days of your life and so it is paramount to me that everything, especially the ceremony and the vows you will make, be a reflection of the couple you are.
If you have family members, i.e. children, that you want to be a part of your ceremony, we can work them in for a special part.
And if yours is a love that has lasted the test of time, I am available to help you renew your vows.
I am a graduate of the Unboring Wedding Academy and will work with you to make a memorable ceremony, however you see fit.