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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*
K. Young · Married on 29/12/2019
Magical, sincere, creative, accommodating and warm, our fairy godmother Mary!
Upon first conversing with Mary, just three weeks before our proposed December 21st solstice wedding, I felt she was warm and interested in marrying my beloved and I. She gave me the feeling of being our fairy godmother. She was thankfully and serendipisly, available. When the three of us met at her lovely, creative home, both Andrew and I were most happy. We felt Mary really took the time to hear us and the magical and spiritual entwining of our relationship. Mary was sensitive to the spiritual lives we live. A wonderful draft was sent as promised and we made our changes. Mary arrived December 21st in a fabulous violet cape to our home, a little early to go over the paperwork. Somehow, we misplaced our marriage certificate... Mary remained calm and said not to worry, it would show up. We found it days after the wedding and went to Mary's home to sign it together. She is a thoughtful, intuitive, and joyous woman.Sent on 29/12/2019
The ceremony was heartfelt, magical and sweet. When things seemed a little confusing at the beginning, (we had no rehearsal or discussion with our peeps beforehand, which would have been a good idea for clarification we later realized) Mary reminded me that Andrew and I were going to dance to the rest of the song my daughters and I walked to the altar to.
Thank God because this was SO perfect.
Like all fairy godmothers, they disappear when the timing is right......and she did, in her violet cape.
Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:Dear Hearts, I was overjoyed to be part of the two of you coming together at the perfect time. Your beautiful home filled with so much love and the setting you created outside with the branches and lights, really set the stage for something magical and it was all that and more. I look forward to our paths crossing again, with love and light. M*
Lynne · Married on 26/10/2019
Couldn't of asked for anything better
We couldn't of asked for anything better. She is outstanding. Most positive and accepting of my wife and myself truly made us feel at ease. Thank you so much for making our day truly special.
Lynne and CaroleSent on 28/10/2019
Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:It was my absolute pleasure. Such a wonderful, welcoming feeling your family provided. I felt as if I had known you forever and was so honoured to be part of your celebration of love. Endless blessings, M*McC
Jaymie Mohr · 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*
Patty Doughty · Married on 24/08/2019
Mary was very easy to talk to and she understood the way we wanted our day. She was very easy to get along with and professional with her services. I would recommend her to others.Sent on 03/09/2019
Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:Patty, I was so happy to be part of your celebration. It was gentle and the focus was on what was important. Love. I wish you the very best in your on-going journey together. All the Best, M*
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*
Adam Bingley · 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
Abigail Ring · Married on 06/07/2019
We were looking for an officiant on wedding wire for our Wedding July 2019. We came across Mary, she had such great reviews. We live pretty far away from our venue so she met with us over skype which was great. Once we met her we knew knew we had found our officiant. Mary is so friendly, very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour, our family and friends loved her. She wrote such a beautiful ceremony and even helped with our vows when we got a little stuck. I would 100% recommended Mary to anyone!Sent on 14/08/2019
Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:It was the best of times! How perfect you are for each other. I was so pleased to be included on such a special day. I began getting goosebumps during the rehearsal. A definite sign. Wishing you endless blessings and joy. Lots of love, M*
Melissa Stephens · Married on 13/10/2018
Mary is so wonderful! Highly recommend!
Mary was a delight to work with right from the very first time we contacted her. She made our wedding ceremony so special and worked with us to create a ceremony that was exactly what we were looking for! Mary was extremely responsive and helpful throughout the whole planning process! She even sent us a congratulations card after the wedding which was a lovely surprise! Thank you Mary for making our day so special!Sent on 10/11/2018
Trish · Married on 28/07/2018
A Ceremony of Peace and Love:-)
We found Mary through a mutual friend, and oh what a special find she was! As soon as we walked into Mary’s place, we both felt at peace. The positive energy and the warmth was very welcoming. As a same sex couple wanting to get married on our 20th anniversary, we wanted to make sure we found someone who made us feel comfortable and worthy of this special union. The ceremony was peaceful with a special spiritual feeling that we had never experienced before. We have both had a glow about us ever since. Thank you so much Mary for helping us celebrate our love in such a special way. You are amazing!
Love Trish and Brenda CookSent on 30/04/2018
Rev. Mary McCandless ~ Four Seasons Celebrations, Wedding Officiant's reply:Thank you for gracing my home with your celebration of love. It was so incredibly meaningful and I loved sharing in your stories of how you came to be. Regardless of all the excitement with the paperwork, you're hitched!