Jo Maden, LifeCycle Celebrant, is a wedding officiant in Dover, New Hampshire, who is experienced, respectful, and organized. As a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, she is a professional trained in the history, creation and presentation of wedding ceremonies. She loves to work with couples who crave a unique, memorable ceremony and who are open to a collaborative process. Jo inisists on conducting a rehearsal and communicating with your other ceremony vendors to create a professional and worry-free ceremony.
Jo has been a public speaker for over 25 years and began performing ceremonies in 2008. In addition to being a Certified LifeCycle Celebrant, Jo is an Ordained Interfaith Minister of The Universal Brotherhood Movement, allowing her to perform ceremonies in Massachusetts and Maine as well. She also serves as a Justice of the Peace in the state of New Hampshire.
Jo Maden, LifeCycle Celebrant, is a long-time ally and advocate of the LGBTQ community and welcomes the opportunity to celebrate with people of diverse ethnic communities and faith traditions. English/Spanish bilingual ceremonies are happily offered.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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breanna · Married on 11/17/2018
Kind, Professional, Gifted
Right from the first meeting, Jo got to know us personally and made us feel comfortable and confident. All throughout the planning we found her so helpful with guidance, ideas, suggestions and attention to detail. Each meeting, email, call or text was thoughtful, caring and productive. Jo really helped reduce our stress with her vast experience, calm demeanor and professionalism.
Since our wedding day, we have heard numerous compliments about our ceremony, specifically about how beautiful the flow, wording and delivery of the ceremony was. In truth, one Sister in Law added that it was the most beautiful ceremony that she had ever seen. From the beginning; our goal was to create a personal, warm ceremony and that is precisely what we got with Jo. We also greatly appreciated her professionalism towards other vendors which contributed to an overall smooth and seamless wedding weekend.
I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone in need of amazing officient. We were so lucky to have her!
11/17/18 Corey and Breanna McGrath
Sara · Married on 10/20/2018
Jo made our ceremony and day so special!
Working with Jo was an absolute pleasure from start to finish. She is so wonderful at what she does, and helped to create a custom ceremony that was personal to us. Every single person at the reception afterwards mentioned how amazing they felt that the ceremony was, and we owe that to Jo. We are so lucky to have had her for our big day!
Brittanie · Married on 09/29/2018
A Perfect Day Thanks to Jo!
At the beginning of our wedding planning journey we hadn't given much thought to who would marry us and figured we'd just find a local officiant and keeping it very short and traditional. Then my husband's boss recommended the celebrant who had married him the year before citing how unique and fun her approach was. Enter Jo.
From our very first correspondence Jo was nothing short of wonderful! She took the time to meet us multiple times and genuinely get to know us individually and as a couple.
Throughout this time she wrote a love story and a completely customized ceremony just for us and our guests! Knowing how much our dogs meant to us she even included them! Jo is so creative and authentic. The entire ceremony felt so organic. It was lighthearted and perfectly us.
There really aren't enough words to express our gratitude for Jo and her service. Not only did she write and deliver the a beautiful ceremony but she attended our rehearsal, working with the venue coordinators, other vendors and wedding party to make sure everyone was on the same page. The day of went so smooth and we owe that to Jo.
All night as we chatted with our guests everyone gushed about how amazing Jo was and my husband and I couldn't agree more! Thank you Jo!
I photographed a wedding that Jo Maden officiated at Longlook Farm in Sanbornton, New Hampshire. It was really wonderful to work with her and I know my clients loved her! Very professional, yet down-to-earth, taking care of all ceremony formalities in a personal way to reflect your traditions.
Jo Maden performs the most amazing and heartfelt ceremonies. She really spends the extra time to get to know each couples' background and love story and incorporates this into their ceremony. It's this personal touch that makes each wedding so memorable. It is always a pleasure to have Jo around. We are thrilled to have her as a part of the preferred vendor list at Castle in the Clouds.
Jo is so much fun to work with! Her organization and communication is very helpful for planning purposes. Her genuine relationships with couples keeps them at ease and helps them feel comfortable about the most important part of their wedding day!