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.
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 include the following:
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91 Reviews for Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant
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Laural · Married on 17/08/2019
A Real Life Fairy Godmother
Mary came into our lives after our previous officiant had a scheduling conflict 2 weeks before the wedding. She swooped in by recommendation of a friend and immediately set our panic at ease with her warm spirit and grounded radiating confidence. Her approach to writing the ceremony was collaborative so we had ample back-and-forth to add in our specific spiritual traditions while also taking guidance from her experience as an officiant. On the day of our wedding Mary was a calm and joyful presence before and during the ceremony - even hearing the tone and cadence of her voice set our nerves at ease. If you are looking for a deeply spiritual woman who brings acceptance and wisdom to her work, Mary is the one.Sent on 28/08/2019
Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:I will never forget being part of your celebration. It was such a joyful experience and your ceremony was so incredibly special with your friends bringing their own gifts of blessings to share and the love and inclusivity that surrounds your lives. Continue to make a difference in the world. Let your love radiate to all you meet and bring comfort and peace to those in need. Endless blessings, always, M*
Darlene S. · Married on 20/09/2020
Our very own Fairy Godmother
There are no words to express the perfect feeling of magic or the exquisite words of love Mary imbued upon our ceremony.
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,
The ShoresSent on 25/09/2020
Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:It was an absolute blessing to be part of your celebration of love. It was you that really made it so meaningful. I was overjoyed to be part of it from the smudging to the singing of the blessing at the end. You both looked divine and the care you took in creating the atmosphere really kept the focus on what was important and meaningful. I wish you lots of love as you continue on your adventures in living.
Jaymie M. · Married on 14/09/2019
Excellent - Definitely Recommend!
Reverend Mary was fantastic! She thoroughly explained the entire ceremony and made some super cute suggestions on how to make the ceremony even more intimate and heart felt. She made us both feel very comfortable and was always quick to respond if we had any questions. I would definitely suggest paying for a rehearsal, she walks you and your wedding party/family step by step through the ceremony so that you know exactly what is going to happen. We had a beautiful ceremony with Rev Mary officiating :)Sent on 03/11/2019
Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:Jaymie, I absolutely loved it! All those little special things that you included that made us laugh, really could not have been more perfect. The laughter and the love really brought it all to life for me and I'm sure for your guests. Thanks for inviting me to be a part of it. I won't forget the experience. Lots of love and light, Rev. M*
Adam B. · Married on 27/07/2019
Mary was the perfect presence on our special day. She was fantastic and everyone had a great time. Thank you!!
Mary was an amazing part of our special day. You always hope that when you hire someone for an event like a wedding, that your officiant will be on point. Mary was! Everyone had an amazing time and spoke about how they loved our officiant. People thought that we knew her. Such an amazing experience with Mary there. She is the best!!Sent on 29/10/2019
Hayley · Married on 27/07/2019
Mary was spectacular!! She was kind, down to earth and focused on our wants for our special day. All of our guests enjoyed her personality and the ceremony. Mary was truly a pleasure to work with :)Sent on 28/07/2019
Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:Hayley, thanks so much for your kind comments. I absolutely loved helping you create the kind of wedding ceremony you wanted. It was the best kind of surprise and I loved it. The memory of standing under the tree in your new backyard surrounded by so much love will certainly stay with you for years to come. I do wish you the very best, with lots of love, M*
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