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Last update: May 2023
An award-winning wedding officiant, Rev. Mary McCandless, delights in helping you create a memorable wedding ceremony that captures the true essence of your commitment to each other. Regardless of whether you want something "short and sweet", contemporary or traditional, personalized, sincere and meaningful wedding ceremonies, showcase the love and promises made by couples. Or, if you want to elope, she'll provide the setting and the witnesses.
She is on a preferred Vendor's list at Whispering Springs in Grafton, Meadowview Gardens in Roseneath, Bloomfield Gardens in Newcastle, The Mill in Cobourg and has recently take on the responsibility of Officiant/Celebrant for the new Micro Weddings at the Art Gallery of Northumberland in Cobourg.
An open and engaging personality, Mary McCandless exudes caring, warmth and a sense of calm, welcome at any wedding celebration and is perfectly comfortable performing all kinds of weddings, for all kinds of couples, including same sex, inter-faith or multi-cultural. "All you need is love."
Mary McCandless is a licensed wedding officiant in the Province of Ontario. Her life experience, as a professional musical theatre performer, sets her apart and ensures that she is comfortable and confident in any public situation or setting. Wedding ceremonies are as different as the couples celebrating. She listens and hears your unique wants and needs and strives to make every celebration perfect for those involved, regardless where it is held.
Mary's officiant services may include the following:
- Welcomes couples' own thoughts, readings, vows
- Unity Ceremony
- Tree Planting
- Premarital counseling
Among the other services she offers, you can find:
- Naming Ceremonies
- Celebrations of Life
- Funerals (Non-religious and Religious)
- Spiritual Counseling
- House Blessings & Clearings
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The perfect officiant for our special day!
Our guests still bring up what an amazing ceremony and how fantastic Mary was on the day. Highly recommended!
Warm, Charismatic, and Magical Officiant!
From our initial Zoom interview as a couple in getting to know her, we knew she was the one!
She took the time to get to know us as a couple, and was able to accommodate the ceremony to our needs. She was flexible, accommodating, and inspiring!
We had a non-denominational service and still, Mary made our special moment feel divine and sacred.
Her warm presence and charismatic nature made her performance as an Officiant memorable and impactful.
My partner and I are grateful for her service and our guests were touched by the Ceremony.
I highly recommend choosing Mary for your wedding.
If I could give 10000 stars I would!!!!
I cannot recommend Mary enough!!
Book with Mary - you won’t regret it!
Seamless and Flawless Wedding Ceremony
Our fairy god mother
Mary is an amazing person we definitely recommend to have her as your Officant
Amazing experience !!
I was in a wedding a few years ago where Mary officiated and she was so well spoken ! When I came across her on our search for an officiant I knew we had to use her!
The whole experience was great, and my family still talks about how well spoken, and the great energy Mary brought to our wedding !
Our very own Fairy Godmother
She genuinely cares about everyone included in the ceremony. From the Bride and Groom, to the shy lovely wedding guest in the back row.
Her melodic voice and words of wisdom, make all in attendance radiate with love and positivity.
All of our guests were absolutely taken with our enchanted officiant.
The care and detail she provides is second to none.
If you believe in love, Mary is the woman for you. She will make sure your love is represented and that everything is done to YOUR wants and needs.
Forever in our hearts,
Excellent - Definitely Recommend!
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