Testimonials

    Mary Lee gives the perfect personal touch to her weddings. We met her about a year in advance, and after an hour or so in a cafe, she felt like family! I really appreciated getting to read her speech ahead of time. I was worried that, because we aren't religious and didn't have any special passages to read, the ceremony would be bland, but Mary Lee put together a moving piece that honestly made me cry the first time I read it. She's also flexible - a few months before the wedding we decided to add a moment of silence for deceased loved ones, and it was no problem. AND she's funny - we were giggling through our entire rehearsal. :)

     

    Jessie & Zack

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    Mary made this very special day wonderful for Deb and me. After hearing our "love story" of our reuniting after 39 years, Mary was passionate in making our re-marriage to each other after those many years most memorable. We give Mary our heartfelt endorsement for those who want an Officiant who can make your special day even more so.

    Jim & Deb

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    Mary Lee made my husband and I feel comfortable from the very start. She wrote us a beautiful ceremony and customized it to fit our personalities. My dad mentioned at the rehearsal dinner and after the wedding how we picked a great officiant and that he was impressed with her. I highly recommend Mary Lee to anyone looking for an officiant!

    Emily H.

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    Mary Lee was so amazing to work with, 5 stars aren't enough! So professional... Speaks about you and your husband as if she has known you for years! Reasonably priced. I would recommend her hands down!

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    We are so looking forward to our beautiful ceremony that you've created; again, we think it is absolutely perfect, and we are so grateful that you were able to capture our essence in such an authentic way. It's going to be a wonderful day. (and it was!!!)

     

    With Gratitude, 

    Hannah 

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    Chris and I really want to thank you so much for such a beautiful ceremony. It was perfect. Everyone loved it and it truly was so special to us. Also, we received our marriage license in the mail the other day. Thank you again for everything!

     

    Kathleen and Chris

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    Mary Lee is the best!

    We hired Mary Lee to marry us in a non-religious ceremony. She was amazing! We met with her so she could get to know us, and she was so friendly and professional. She then let us see what she would be saying (it was written beautifully and written just for us) for our consideration and feedback. She was absolutely perfect and exceeded all of our expectations. We would definitely recommend her!

    Quinn Egner

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    We hired Mary Lee to help with the legal process of our marriage as we wanted to include an officiant that wasn’t able to fulfill this part. She walked us through the process, was super knowledgeable and handled all of the paperwork. She was awesome to work with to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted!

    Claire & Matthew

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    Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding! we couldn't have asked for a better person to officiate our wedding. We are so happy it worked out. We are so excited to stand up and say "I do" with you. Thank you so much for being a part of this.

    Madison & Richard

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    We just wanted to thank you again for officiating our wedding! The ceremony was so lovely and beautiful.

    Tori & Michael

     

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    Thank you, Mary, for making it such a wonderful and relaxed experience. It would not have been the same were it not for you. Thank you, again. We appreciate it very much.

     

    Matt and Sara

     

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    Thank you so muc for officiating our wedding and making it so special! We appreciate you working so closely with us and making the ceremony so personal.

    Kristy & Christopher

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    Emily Benusa

     

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    Wonderful woman - wonderful officiant!

    Mary Lee is was the perfect officiant for our big day. She was very responsive and truly got to know us and what we were looking for before our big day. Mary provided us with wonderful advice, guidance and suggestions for our ceremony. She was early to the rehearsal, and stayed late to ensure my husband and I were comfortable and confident for our big day. She wrote the most heartfelt, and personally meaningful ceremony for us that we still cherish! We are so grateful to her for her services and making us feel so special.

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    Courtney & Jesse

    It was so wonderful to meet you and have you officiate our wedding. We are so glad that you were able to make it, and so thankful your trip was safe! Our service was perfect- we could not have imagined anything more beautiful or special. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for giving that to us!!! You are amazing! 

    Now we are just going to enjoy the rest of our magical day! 

    Much love,
    Courtney & Jesse 

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    We read over it tonight, and you have just what we wanted.  It's the perfect balance--you truly listened and know what we are looking for.  Thank you!  We are very happy!

    We will be coming back to Richmond in early May for a friend's wedding, so we will get our marriage license then.  Thank you for sending us the details we need so we don't forget something important.  

    Thank you again!  We enjoyed meeting you!

    Cara and Michael

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    Erin Clem 

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    Fantastic!

    Mary Lee was a joy to deal with. We told her what we wanted and she filled in the gaps. We have received multiple compliments after the wedding about how great she was and how much she cared about us. Highly recommend to any bride and groom looking for someone to make their ceremony perfect,

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    Mary, 

    It was absolutely wonderful to finally speak with you - Jesse and I can't stop saying how much we adore you! And, we are SO honored that you are taking the time out of your busy schedule to officiate our ceremony! The ceremony draft is beyond what we could have imagined - we LOVE it!! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of both our hearts! Your words and presence will undoubtedly make our day incredibly special. 

    :) Courtney & Jesse 

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    Mary Lee,

     Thank you so much for making our day so special! Your ceremony was truly beautiful- thank you!

    Kristen & Scott

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    Jacqueline Barnaby  recommends Wedding Officiant Mary Lee.

    Mrs. Mary is just amazing! I asked her last minute to do my wedding ceremony due to the hurricane changing our plans and she was available and more than willing to accommodate in any way needed:) The ceremony was beautifully prepared and fit just want I wanted! Her words are beautifully said and have true meaning behind them! Highly recommended to all:)

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    5 Stars!

    Mary was the best! She was so accommodating when I was a total space case while preparing for a huge exam. She sent really sweet gentle reminders and was super flexible and was able to go with the flow when things needed to change at the last minute! She's also just wonderfully sweet and kind. My dad emailed her the NIGHT BEFORE OUR WEDDING asking where to stop because he was getting nervous and she calmed his nerves instantly. Absolutely wonderful!

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    5.0/5.0

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    Mary came to our house to marry us since we didn't want anything big. She was super nice and even my cat liked her. She also advised us about what paperwork we needed and had everything else ready to go when she arrived. Thank you again! A++

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    The best wedding officiant ever!!!! What a beautiful energy. God bless you for ever.  

    We will post on your Facebook our gratitude and happiness with you. You are awesome.

    Maribel & Jimmy

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    Our Officiant Mary Lee was the Best. My wife and I were extremely comfortable with her and was pleased with her professionalism and how down to earth she was. We recommend Mary Lee to Everyone who's looking for an Officiant. Thank you ML, Brittany and I appreciate you tremendously.

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    Mary Lee thank you again for helping us deliver a beautiful ceremony!! 

    Brittany & Shaniqua

     

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    We want to thank you again for being a part of our special day. We are both so happy we chose you to officiate our wedding. You were so wonderful to work with and we absolutely loved our ceremony.

     

    jenna and Justin

     

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    Tony and I are still recovering/basking after what was, to us, an absolutely amazing and perfect day--even with the motorcycles and loose bricks! Thank you so much for writing and delivering such a beautiful ceremony! We will carry your words in our hearts as we move into the future together. 

     

    Thanks again,

    Meridith (and Tony)

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    Mary, 

    Thank you so much for the ceremony last night. It was perfect for us! We appreciate all of your attention to detail and thank you so much for leaving the copy of the ceremony with the wedding certificate. We appreciate all that you did!

    Thanks!

    Lori

     

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    Booking Mary Lee was the best decision we could have ever made, to make our ceremony so incredibly special! My husband and I come from different religious upbringings and we wanted a secular ceremony with only minor nods to each of our backgrounds. Mary was so accommodating and wrote a beautiful ceremony that she allowed us to work with her on to edit to our exact desires. She was extremely professional with every phone call, email, and personal interaction. We were not surprised when Mary executed the ceremony beautifully at our rehearsal and on the day of our wedding. We feel so blessed to have found her! We HIGHLY recommend her to all couples of all backgrounds!

    Holly & Jeff Goldman

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    Thank you again with helping create such a beautiful wedding ceremony! The only reason I didn't cry was because I essentially put it in my mind that I was going to smile the whole time, but at times your words made that quite a wonderful challenge :) 

    All the best, 

    Megen and Chris 

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    Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for being part of a magical evening for us. Sometimes the universe provides the perfect person to be a part of a special night. That was you; warm, professional, funny. We will remember you always. Be well. 

    Patty M.

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    Derek and I just wanted to thank you so much for Saturday. You did a great job and made us both feel at ease. It was like you were part of the family. 

     

    Thank you again,

    Derek and Nicole Kendall

     

     

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    5.0/5.0

    • Quality of Service: 5.0

    •  Responsiveness: 5.0

    •  Professionalism: 5.0

    •  Value: 5.0

    •  Flexibility: 5.0

    HEATHER said... 


    Mary Lee married us on 9/11/2017 with less than 8 hours notice! She was prompt with all paperwork and (obviously) flexible with her schedule to make it happen. Thanks, Mary! I just referred a friend Alex and her future husband to you.

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    Chris and I would like to Thank you for marrying us and the time and effort for creating an amazing ceremony. 

    Dora & Chris

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    5 STARS!

    First of all, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful ceremony on August 27. It was so touching and heart-warming, everyone got so emotional. My family and relatives kept saying what a sweet ceremony we had. For that, I thank you. You have made our wedding day truly memorable. 

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    5 STARS!

    8/16/2017

    "The Best Wedding Officiant Around", An Eventective User from Harrisonburg

    I had never been married before so I had no idea what to do. Mary Lee was very helpful and she made our wedding beyond perfect! She was very nice and so great to work with. I would recommend her to everyone.

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    Mary was our officiant and it could not have gone more perfectly! Mary was very responsive to all my emails, and even kept me on track when I took my time getting our ceremony outline to her. I knew right away the first time we met that she would be the one to perform our ceremony. She was kind, funny, and very encouraging on how to make the ceremony exactly what we wanted. She even gave us the copy of the ceremony she read from the day of, which we have packed away as a great keepsake. I feel like a lot of people stress over the reception, but the ceremony is the real reason everyone is there and Mary helped us make it extremely special.

     

     

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    • Value: 5.0

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    Nicole said... 


    Mary Lee is so sweet! She was so nice and worked with us to create the perfect ceremony. The day before the ceremony we made a change to the reading and she was able to accommodate!

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    Mary Lee was an amazing officiant. She listened to all of my fiance and I's wishes and perfectly captured what we wanted for our wedding ceremony. She was extremely easy to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

     

     

    Kristina A. 

     

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    Mary Lee was professional and was able to personalize our ceremony. Mary Lee was awesome.

    P. Mello

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    She was so sweet and knowledgeable!! We are so lucky to of had her there for our special day! Thank you for making us feel comfortable:) ❤️   Kenzie & Kyle

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    OMG!! Mary Lee was just awesome as our wedding officiant!!! She's a very sweet lady, she answered all our questions, and took care of business!! We have gained a friend for life! I highly recommend her!! Great experience all around!!!  

     

    Rachel & Ann

     

     

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    By the way, I must share the wonderful feedback from the wedding. Wade's father said, That was the most meaningful wedding ceremony he had ever seen. My mother was with him in agreement. It was perfect. We are so lucky to have found you. Thank you for orchestrating a beautiful and lasting memory for us. Much love,

    Melinda and Wade Inge.

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    Awesome Wedding Officiant

    We were very pleased with how Mary Lee officiated our wedding. She was extremely professional and considerate of how we wanted our wedding ceremony to be. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for someone to officiate their wedding.

    Julie C. 
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    Wonderful

    Mary was amazing! She was very sweet, warm, and efficient. She did exactly what we asked, and it was perfect! We would highly recommend her to anyone.

     

    Samantha B. 
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    Perfect!

    Mary Lee was a pleasure at our small, intimate wedding ceremony. She embodied our love so well, we couldn't have said it better ourselves. She is respectful, kind, and deeply caring.

     

    Lorena C. 
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    Thank you ! Mary!

    Mary provided us exactly what we were looking for. I would highly recommend her.

    Michael W. 


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    5 stars

    She was absolutely wonderful and extremely professional! I am so glad we chose her to do our wedding!

     

    Kathy D. 


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    Dreams Do Come True

    Mary was extremely professional. She always asked me what I wanted (which is extremely important to the bride fyi). She not only help us renew our vows but she help brought 2 family together which meant the world to my husband and I. Thank you, Mary 😊😊

    Latasha W. 


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    What a great officiant!

    We loved Mary! We eloped in October 2016, at Libby Hill Park, in Richmond, Va. The setting and atmosphere was beautiful, but the final touch was Mary Lee. She was willing to meet all of our needs and spent time revising our ceremony. She was patient with us, as we finalized our date and time. At our elopement, she was so very sweet. Even though it was the first time we met her, our ceremony and interactions with Mary, were very personal! Thanks again, Mary! :)

    Natasha S. 
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    Mary Lee was outstanding

    Mary Lee made our day that much special for our wedding. We would highly recommend Mary

    Ed O. 


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    ThankYou Mary Lee

    She did an amazing job. I love the ceremony she created for us, it was absolutely perfect.

     

    Victoria K. 


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    Highly recommended

    Mary Lee was so nice and accommodating. I also appreciated that she wanted to go over the ceremony first to ensure it goes smoothly.

     

    Pam Z. 


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    so happy!

    My newlywed wife and myself loved having Mary at our wedding, she was attentive and respectful to our requests and wishes. Mary kept the wedding ceremony fun and happy and got some laughs in there too! We are so excited to have had her with us and appreciate everything she did for us.

     

    Matthew and Laura J.
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    Mary is the Greatest

    Mary is an amazing wedding officiant! She made my wedding day even more perfect! The fact that she was so professional and helped make my special day fit together and run smoothly! I couldn't have asked for

    Thank !you Mary :)

     

    Audalyn S. 


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    A++

    Could not have asked for a better experience than the one my wife and I had with Mary the day we got married! She was very professional and even let us tailor the ceremony to fit both of our personalities, which we both loved. Certainly my top recommendation for anyone getting married!

     

    Jasmine H. 


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    Wonderful!

    It was wonderful working with Mary from start to finish! She did exactly what we wanted & her suggestions were very helpful & things we hadn't thought of!

     

    Megan B. 


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    Mary Lee was amazing. Made my fiancé and myself very comfortable and everything very

    casual just like I asked for. She became part of the family after performing our ceremony. :) :)

    I've had the honor of attending a wedding officiated by Mary Lee. It was a beautiful, casual wedding outside on a hill overlooking the water in front of the couples' home in Urbanna, VA. The couple was super "themselves" and had a very specific vision of what they wanted the ceremony to entail (I know, I helped them plan it and put it together!) Mary followed their vision to a tee. She kept the ceremony light-hearted and short (it was a pretty blustery November day) just as the couple had requested. Despite the wind and the fact that
     

     

     

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    outside she spoke loudly enough for everyone to hear her. Mary made the entire process as easy as possible for the couple which is so important! (Really, who has time to worry about more details on their wedding day or the time leading up to it???) I had an amazing officiant at my wedding so I can relate to how important these details are. Finally, and most importantly, Mary Lee is completely open-minded to all requests and knows when to interject with thoughts and knows when to keep silent and respect the couples' wishes. As much as I LOVED my officiant, I wish I'd had the privilege of working with Mary Lee! 

     

    Alyson

     

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    true joy to be around! Rachel and Taylor

     

    true joy to be around Taylor and Rachel,
     

    Mary is AWESOME!! She met with us before the wedding at our home so she could get to know us and help us put together our ceremony. We had so much fun with her. She gave us samples to start, and then let us completely edit everything as many times as we needed until it was right. We wanted to keep everything religiously neutral, which she was very helpful with. I can't even count the number of people who commented on how beautiful and genuine our wedding ceremony was! We heard over and over about how true to us it was, and how special it felt. We agree!! It was perfect. Mary is great at what she does