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Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant

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About

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."

Experience

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.

Services offered

Mary's officiant services include the following:

  • Welcomes couples' own thoughts, readings, vows
  • Licensed
  • Premarital counseling

Other services

Among the other services she offers, you can find:

  • Baptisms
  • Naming Ceremonies
  • Celebrations of Life
  • Funerals (Non-religious and Religious)
  • Memorials
  • Events

Highlights

Wedding Types

Civil union, single religion, interfaith ceremony, non-religious, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal

Officiant Services

Licensed, allow couple' own vows, premarital counseling

Religious Affiliations

Agnostic, baha'i faith, buddhist, anglican, baptist, catholic, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, mormon, no denomination, orthodox christian, presbyterian, quaker, earth-based, evangelical, hindu, islam, jewish, pagan, taoist, unitarian, sikhism

Wedding Services Starting Price

$350

More information

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$150

If you offer pre-marital counseling, what is the starting price for (per session)?

$100

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    Stephanie G. Married on 12/09/2021
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    Our fairy god mother

    Mary did an absolutely amazing job officiating our wedding!! Mary is professional, reliable, and truly amazing at what she does. Would recommend.
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    Christine J. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Mary is an amazing person we definitely recommend to have her as your Officant

    We highly recommend Mary she is so caring and makes you feel so comfortable and calming for your special day
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    Darlene S. Married on 20/09/2020
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    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 Shores

    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.
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    Jaymie M. Married on 14/09/2019
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    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 :)

    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*
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    Adam B. Married on 27/07/2019
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    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!!
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    Hayley Married on 27/07/2019
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    Absolutely Wonderful!

    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 :)

    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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    A Wonderful Ceremony by a Wonderful Officiant

    We were truly blessed to have found Mary to officiant our wedding. She was nothing short of amazing. She is so kind and patient. We had an idea of how we wanted the ceremony to go and she ensured it was accommodated. We had her for our rehearsal and she prepared us for the day, which took a little bit of the nerve away. My now husband and I feel very grateful that we had Mary officiant our wedding.

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    “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something brewed.”
    I'm so pleased you enjoyed your celebration as much as I did! Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of it. I wish you endless beer blessings with love, M*
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    Maya H. Married on 12/08/2017
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    Mary did such a fantastic job officiating our wedding. She took the time to meet with us and answer questions whenever we needed before the wedding. She is an incredibly warm, welcoming, and sparkly person. Mary was the first and only officiant we met with, we knew immediately that she was the one we wanted. She helped guide us and created a ceremony that was personal and very fitting for us. We received so many compliments from guests about the ceremony, they really felt the love! We would highly recommend her services to others!

    Maya & Ryan

    Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Maya, thank you so much! Your wedding was as memorable for me as it was for you and your guests. Simple, elegant, heartfelt, meaningful. All the things that you wanted it to be. You looked so incredibly beautiful, which only matched the setting and the harpist was a perfect addition. I have never experienced such an exchange of vows and I will carry the experience with me always. Much love to you both, M*
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    Mary is the best!!

    We found Mary through our wedding venue who recommended her. She was absolutely amazing!! It is nerve wracking up there on the day of the wedding when everyone is looking at you while you say your vows, but Mary made us feel so comfortable and even added a little humor to the ceremony. It was exactly what we needed for the ceremony to feel seemless, authentic and genuine. Mary is calm and collected and it makes you trust that everything will go perfectly. And it did!

    Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Brooke, what a wonderful day it was! I'm so delighted that I was invited to be part of your celebration. It was absolutely beautiful and to experience your love for each other is really what its all about. I wish you endless joy and happiness in your life together. Much love, M*

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2014 Winner

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