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Visit my website www.asweetstart.com to see my prices and to check my availability!

SAVOR THE MOMENT, SAVE THE MEMORY

IMAGINE HAVING THE TIME AND SPACE TO EXPERIENCE EVERY DETAIL OF YOUR CEREMONY AS IT'S HAPPENING.

Imagine time has slowed down. You take a deep breath and exhale slowly. You look over at your beloved and realize this is the moment. After all these years, you’re getting married! You feel calm, at ease, completely present, and bursting with joy.

As a professional Maine wedding officiant, I know that when couples feel grounded and relaxed during their wedding ceremony, time seems to slow down. This allows you and your guests to give the moment the significance it deserves and ultimately create richer memories of the ceremony. If you’re provided the space to just “be,” you’ll be able to savor the moment and store the memories!

Your ceremony will be fun without being jokey, it’ll be serious without being solemn, it will be meaningful without being overly sentimental, it’ll be sweet without being sappy. I balance the gravity of this significant moment with enough levity to make it a joyful occasion. Your wedding ceremony experience will be a fabulous celebration for you and your guests!

You will love working with me because I'm down-to-earth; I have a positive, cheery attitude; I'm wicked organized; I'm LGBTQ+ friendly; I'm passionate about my work; and I care about your ceremony as much as you do! I can't wait to hear from you!

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1,400

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$1,000

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

ME
NH

What languages do you speak?

English
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Caroline Sent on 11/24/2023
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Simply the best officiant we could have hoped for!

Lindsay Gannon officiated our wedding this August and she blew us away with her professionalism, beautifully-written and deeply personal ceremony, and support as our wedding drew nearer and we were working on our vows. She really took the time to get to know us as a couple and was very sensitive to and provided great advice on dealing with our unique family situation, such that our ceremony felt really personal and both families felt included. From helping us make sure our vows matched in tone and length to running a seamless rehearsal to making our ceremony really special and filing all of our paperwork for us, we can’t imagine having worked with any other officiant.
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Sheila P. Sent on 01/28/2021
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A Sweet Start

Maria accommodated us with everything we asked for, and on very short notice!
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Courtney T. Sent on 11/22/2022
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Best Wedding Officiant

If you are looking for the best wedding officiant in Maine, look no further! Lindsay did such an amazing job running our rehearsal as well as officiating our wedding. She's so friendly, well spoken and easy to work with. Everyone at our wedding couldn't have said nicer things about Lindsay and our ceremony. Our ceremony was made by having Lindsay there and it was one of the decisions we made for our wedding. Book her to have the wedding ceremony of your dreams!
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Maria Northcott
Maria Northcott
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Native New Englander. Former schoolteacher. Sought-after wedding officiant. Of all the labels that describe Maria Northcott, however, the one you’ll hear most often is “creator of community.” It’s not just weddings that are Maria’s passion — it’s the people at the heart of those weddings. Whether it’s couples planning their wedding or the professionals who serve them, Maria thrives on building relationships and making connections. In 2015, she quit her full-time job to free her heart and soul to do exactly that. Not only is Maria in demand as an officiant by couples across the country, but she’s also the founder of the Maine Wedding Network, fostering a sense of collaboration and support among professional wedding vendors throughout Maine. Whether it’s by the wood stove in her midcoast cottage or at one of the many weddings she officiates each year, Maria exudes a warmth that draws people in, makes them feel comfortable, and sends them back into the world with a brighter spark in their eye.

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24 Endorsements
Dionne Entertainment Dionne Entertainment Wedding DJs

Maria is a super-pro, she's a fantastic officiant. I highly recommend her!!!

Sarah Jane Photography Sarah Jane Photography Wedding Photographers

Maria is an amazing officiant with a knack for creating a personalized ceremony that shares all the things that make each couple special and unique. Her enthusiasm and excitement is contagious and her professionalism is top-notch.

Flora Fauna Flora Fauna Wedding Florists

Maria is a pleasure to work with. So happy and upbeat she makes all her ceremonies thoughtful and fun! I love working with her.

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