I am FULLY BOOKED for 2019 (with the exception of weekday elopements in the NH/So. ME seacoast). I am happy to refer you to one of my amazing colleagues, please message me with the location of your ceremony so I can refer you to an appropriate match.
2020 Weddings: I am ONLY accepting Elopements in the NH/So. ME/ No. MA seacoast region for 2020 AND I will also WELCOME English/Spanish Bilingual ceremonies.
After a decade of celebrating with so many wonderful couples I am stepping away from weddings for a while. I am happy to refer you to one of my amazing colleagues, please message me with the location of your ceremony so I can refer you to an appropriate match.
Jo Maden, LifeCycle Celebrant. I am a professional Wedding Celebrant based in Dover, New Hampshire. As an experienced officiant I am well-organized and dedicated to providing personalized service to each of my clients. I am a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, trained in the history, creation and presentation of unique wedding ceremonies. A great match for me is a couple seeking an original, memorable ceremony and who are open to a collaborative process. Conducting a rehearsal and communicating with your other ceremony vendors is also a part of my process and essential in ensuring 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.
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Jessica · Married on 09/08/2019
I only have amazing things to say about Jo Madden. We used her for our officiant for our wedding and we couldn’t be happier. Jo was timely, professional, and helpful. The wedding planning process was confusing and hectic but Jo made sure to make everything clear for us. The ceremony she created for us was exactly what we had imagined and fit us perfectly. She works with you as much as you need to develop the ceremony and makes it as brief or in depth as you’d like. She is creative, thoughtful, and open to absolutely any idea you may have. She is even helpful in providing ideas to you if you’re not sure where to start. She is very down to earth and knows how to handle an anxious bride or groom, she even took the time to meditate with me prior to the ceremony. She reached out to all our vendors prior to the wedding without me having to coordinate it which relieved a lot of stress. The ceremony itself went so smoothly and many of my guests said she did a beautiful job. After the wedding she handled our marriage license and I received the official signed copy in the mail from the town hall less than a week later. If you’re looking for an officiant and considering Jo you can stop your search here, I would definitely recommend her to anyone.Sent on 09/27/2019
Jared Taylor · Married on 07/19/2019
The ceremony was the best part of our wedding
We can't say enough about Jo! She made our wedding day extra special and it was truly our favorite part of our day! We saw her marry our close friends and knew we had to have her for our own wedding. She is extremely kind, genuine, thoughtful, and caring. She takes the time to make sure your ceremony is specific and meaningful to you. She really captured our story and presented it in a special way. We received numerous compliments from our guests regarding our ceremony. Jo is wonderful to work with and very responsive. We are eternally grateful for her and wouldn't have wanted anyone else being such an integral part of our marriage. Thank you Jo!Sent on 09/09/2019
Jo Maden, LifeCycle Celebrant's reply:Melissa & Jared ~ Thank you so much for your kind words. Your love and joy made everyone forget the 90-something degree temps! It was a true pleasure to work with you both and I wish you continued health and happiness. ~ Jo
Danielle Baier · Married on 07/05/2019
My cousin recommended Jo to me, their wedding was lovely and I knew we needed her for our wedding!! She is such a great person, attentive to detail, and on top of everything! She was our one vendor who let us know what was needed and when, she kept us in line. Even our other vendors said that Jo was so on top of everything and they appreciated and loved it! Our ceremony was beautiful, she knows what she is doing, she handled all of the little details. From choreography, to readings, and everything in between, it was amazing. She’s also a great person to get to know. Jo forever has a special place in our hearts!! We can’t thank her enough!!Sent on 07/11/2019
Jo Maden, LifeCycle Celebrant's reply:Danielle & Zach ~ thank you so much for your kind words. All of us who had the pleasure of sharing in your day had such a joyful experience. I wish you both continued love and happiness.
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!