"Marriage is a door which looks out upon a beautiful view. As that door is opened and the horizon unfolds before you, know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another." ~ McCarty
The reverence and inspiring emotions I experience when I am standing with two people that are very much in love as they exchange their wedding vows, makes me believe that the world could be perfect. If I could describe what I am seeing and feeling at that moment, I would use words like grace, humor, courage, tender kisses, unconditional love, tears, respect, smiling eyes, strength, best friends and joy to name a few. I am delighted and touched when I see couples that are wedding guests holding hands during a ceremony, they get it.
Take a deep breath... relax (or a least try to) and just focus on each other and be in the moment. Every wedding from an elopement to a 250 guest list celebration is so special, so cherished.
I have been celebrating these moments with couples and families for over 19 years as a Notary Public and wedding photographer. I have loved every minute of it! I have ironed many a shirt, perfected the pinning of boutonnieres, and picked wildflowers for a last minute elopement.
I am well connected to my community and enjoy many friendly business relationships with wedding related vendors. I even know the do's and don't's for applying for a marriage license in the State of Maine and what is needed for a Special Use Permit to have a wedding in Acadia National Park.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Photography by Jennifer McWain
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Recommended by 99% of couples
Matt · Married on 10/15/2016
Book Jennifer! She was great for helping plan the ceremony and easy to work with. We had many family and friends say it was the best ceremony they have ever seen!Sent on 10/19/2016
Michael · Married on 09/24/2016
Jen is amazing. The service was very heartfelt and moving. I highly recommend her services.Sent on 10/03/2016
User7252179 · 2+ years ago
We are extremely pleased with Jennifer's officiant services and would highly recommend her to any couple planning to marry in the Bar Harbor, Maine area. Jennifer recommended various private locations along the coast and was very willing to drive to meet us at any location that we chose. She was very friendly, provided beautiful vows for us to exchange, and was responsive to our many email inquiries. Jennifer made our marriage very memorable.Sent on 09/27/2016
One of the sweetest and most personable officiants you can hope to find. You cannot go wrong with Jen!