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Ben Anderson · Getting married on 04/10/2020
Treated like family
Our first meeting with Claire was at a new coffee shop in downtown Portland. Originally the meeting was supposed to be a quick meet and greet but we all got along so well that we spent a couple of hours there. Claire made us feel comfortable, excited for the future, and confident that she was the right officiant for our elopement. It felt like we knew her our whole lives. She was wonderful with our families and friends, she was quick with documentation, and she took care of every little last detail. We would recommend her to anyone and everyone!Sent on 11/25/2019
Kasey Rosala · Married on 09/07/2019
Claire made our ceremony so special
I found Claire online since my husband and I don’t live in Maine. She was so easy to work with and was very helpful in making our ceremony exactly how we wanted it. Honestly I can’t think of anyone better to have officiated our wedding. There was so many personal touches she added that made the day perfect!Sent on 09/23/2019
Rebecca · Married on 09/07/2019
Claire is *the* best.
Claire is warm, bubbly, funny, dependable, and goes the extra mile. She is everything you could want from an officiant and more. I am so glad that she officiated our wedding. Leading up to the wedding communication was great and, despite us being out of state, she made us feel like she was right there with us. On the day of the rehearsal and wedding day, she made everything easier and was a zen angel. And by the end of the wedding, she felt like family. I can't recommend her enough.Sent on 10/08/2019
Natalie Canaday · Married on 08/31/2019
Wedding at Granite Ridge Estate and Barn
Claire is absolutely wonderful. She went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony special. We couldn’t recommend her more!Sent on 09/23/2019
Anna Groman · Married on 08/24/2019
MADE our wedding day!
Wow, just wow! Claire was absolutely unbelievable. We contacted her for our wedding in Maine and since we are living in Colorado she facetimed us and she immediately just ~got~ us. She went through so many different versions of the ceremony with us and was patient while we decided which readings we wanted. She came all the way to my parents house the weekend before the wedding to meet us and really put us at ease! She is such a charismatic person the entire ceremony everyone was in tears at times and laughing till they cried at others. She made all our guests feel welcome and so loved and we are forever grateful for her!!!Sent on 09/18/2019
Savoir Claire's reply:I thought Anna & Nathan's wedding ceremony was charming on paper. But the emails between us and print outs did not reveal the gorgeous, luscious, delicious, delightfulness of their wedding weekend. A new term "gourmet glamping" must now enter our vocabulary. Their vision, which was storybook to begin with, came to life under the direction of Kmarie Events. WITH an equally delightful plan B as there was strong chance of rain. The rain held off, but right on cue a rainbow appeared over the mountains beyond the altar. Then a country music song began and the bride came out with her charming parents. This wedding was one of the best I've ever officiated because of the warmth of the people plus the planned and unplanned moments like that. Well done, thank you and a very happy life to you both!
Brian Dwyer · Married on 08/17/2019
Claire really couldn't have been a better officiant. We don't live in Portland (where we were married), so we didn't have the chance to meet her in person until a couple of days beforehand. But we did facetime calls to get to know each other and collaborate on the ceremony plan (Claire took the lead). She really hit all the perfect notes, and more importantly developed a great chemistry with us and the crowd. Multiple guests told us that this was the best ceremony they have been to and they really weren't just saying that. I couldn't imagine a better officiant and wedding ceremony.Sent on 09/01/2019
She is truly gifted at connecting with people and being able to lead the ceremony in the right direction. Of course, she's also easy to deal with and a big help in getting things organized.
Savoir Claire's reply:If I was able to review couples, Brian and Zayi would get 5 starts too! They worked so hard to give each wedding element their own touch. The ceremony became an exact reflection of their love for each other and everyone there. The guests responded by being as in the moment as Brian and Zayi were - it was a really exciting wedding! Thank you for this outstanding review and come back to Portland soon!
Myla · Married on 07/07/2019
Bar Harbor Elopement
We contacted Claire a year prior to our elopement to plan our special day. We had numerous face time sessions and email check ins to follow-up, get to know one another and stay on top of things. Claire was extremely receptive to feedback and eager to please. The day of our elopement Claire arrived early and mingled with our family/friends at our hotel which really made her feel like a member of our family. Claire kept the ceremony on track time wise and it did not lag or feel too brief.Sent on 07/28/2019
Savoir Claire's reply:Myla, I still have to pinch myself when I think of your AH-MAZING elopement on top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. It was THRILLING to be up there on top of the world while you two exchange such heartfelt vows. I adore your children and had the best adventure with your friend Joy! Many, many thanks for including me in your beautiful wedding vision!
Nikita · Married on 05/26/2019
Such a fun energy!
Claire was so helpful and so much fun to be around! She was totally flexible and willing to make our day 100% about our unique love story. We threw out tons of ideas, gave lots of feedback, and she totally rolled with it and did an awesome job! Her energy was laid-back and calming, while also fun and upbeat. We highly recommend her!Sent on 07/18/2019
Savoir Claire's reply:Thank you, Nikita, dear! You and Matt really surprised me with the depth of DIY planning that went into your wedding. All totally Pinterest-worthy! I loved your ceremony - it was such a fun collection of readings and elements. Your family's contributions were beautiful. Well done and best wishes to you both!
sharyn · Married on 12/01/2018
Amazing and Incredible...you cant go wrong by choosing Claire!
Claire is absolutely AMAZING! She is one of the sweetest and funniest people I have ever met and both of those thing shined through during the ceremony. Our ceremony was very personal, intimate and romantic thanks to her incredible and kind words. It was exactly as we hoped it would be! She helped make our dream wedding a reality and we cant thank her enough! She fine tunes everything specific to her couples and performs the most wonderful ceremony! My guests were blown away and so were we. It was the perfect blend of sweet romance and funny uplifting moments. You honestly cant go wrong by choosing Claire to be a huge part of your big day!Sent on 12/03/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:Sharyn had a vision of her wedding and she allowed NOTHING to get in her way. I cannot believe the curves thrown at this couple (everything-included-vendor bailed) but they remained calm and incredibly joyful throughout the entire weekend! Their families blend seamlessly and made me feel right at home. The groomsmen could've jumped out of a firemen's calendar (!) and were so fun all day. Can you tell? I would do this wedding again in a minute!
Dan Ehrmann · Married on 11/28/2018
From the minute my wife and I contacted Claire it was an absolute joy. She got back to us very quick and not only that - she arranged a Skype interview with us to get to know what we wanted and had in mind for our wedding. From that day forward she was very consistent with reaching out to us and was very quick in response to any questions we had. Apart from all of this, she is such a sweet, kind, and loving person. It’s hard to imagine what our wedding would have been like without her as our officiant and she holds such a special place in our hearts!Sent on 11/28/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:Thank you Dan & Kate! Yours was my first elopement on Cadillac Mountain. I wish I could add a photo because this couple is stunning! They drove from RI to Bar Harbor, Maine for their runaway wedding weekend. They were so excited, endearing and genuine. On elopement day, a storm chased us off the very top of Cadillac Mt, but our intrepid photographer (Ashley Jardin of She of the Woods Photography) had a great backup location further down. I prevailed upon two visiting biophysicists from Germany to get out of their warm car and be our witnesses. They were a hoot: "But we are not related to them!" This elopement was just thrilling - I can't think of another word for it. The wedding, the mountains, the foliage, the linda vista. I won't soon forget any of it and wish Dan and Kate the very best!
Madeline · Married on 10/14/2018
Amazing from the Start!!
All I can say is so helpful!! She always answered all my questions and gave me suggestions when needed. She was excellent with communication from the start. Savoir Claire was a god sent when my other minister cancelled on us! Call it fate!! Thank you Claire!!!!!!Sent on 12/03/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:I loved Madeline & Adam from the moment her Mom Suzy called me and told me about them! Their wedding at Stage Neck Inn in York Harbor was stunningly beautiful. Every detail planned & executed with perfection. This couple and their children were delightful and I hope to see them all again (i.e., dibs on the boys weddings!) The love between Madeline & Adam is palatable - I was so honored to be part of this union!
Renee · Married on 10/13/2018
More than we could have asked for!
I cannot say enough good things about Claire! Her positivity and excitement are infectious! We had no idea going into this what to expect or how to create a ceremony and she made the entire process from beginning to end smooth and fun! She listened to what we were looking for and created a beautiful and memorable ceremony. Claire surprised us with this absolutely amazing and personal touch of including our guests in the ceremony. We could not have asked for anything more and would recommend Claire to anyone!Sent on 11/29/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:Too sweet! I loved this wedding! From the glorious drive to Fryeburg to the delightful woodland altar, this wedding was completely beautiful, unique and so meaningful. The surprise Renee speaks of was my version of The Seven Blessings - I use 8 Blessings. See, I knew they wanted to add an element of some sort, but couldn't decide on one in time for the wedding. So, on the day of the ceremony, before the processional began, I chose 8 guests at random and gave them each a blessing to read. Right before the Ring Exchange, I said "we have a surprise for you" and one by one, the chosen 8 stood and read my slightly revised versions of that lovely wedding tradition. Renee & John were thrilled - it was fun watching their heads turn back and forth seeing who would stand up next! Some readers read their blessing with real gusto which was an added treat. I wish this couple the best of everything. I can't wait to see and share photos of this glorious autumn wedding at Hardy Farm in the mountains of Fryeburg, Maine!
Amanda G · Married on 10/07/2018
We hit the jackpot hiring Claire
Claire was everything we could have hoped for in an officiant. She is so genuine, warm, friendly, and very skilled at making everyone around her feel immediately at ease. She was incredibly responsive and helpful, and we received so many compliments from our guests - they all wanted to know how long we'd been friends with her, and no one believed us when we said we met her for the first time that day. The ceremony she wrote for us was perfect and exactly what we wanted. I can't recommend her enough.Sent on 12/28/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:Dear Amanda & Kevin! I knew I was in for a treat when I heard you were from Alaska - this couple travelled all the way to back Maine to get married. Playing a role in that adventure was my honor indeed. I had so much fun at your wedding! Your family and friends were delightful and the location - deep deep in the forest - also added tp the extraordinary time. Thank you for this glowing review and know I feel the same. Best always, Claire
Kathleen · Married on 10/02/2018
beyond special – it was magical
Claire made our ceremony beyond special – it was magical. We eloped, and while it was very small, the ceremony was loving, filled with laughter, happy tears, and truly customized to what we wanted. We are so happy that we found Claire, and that she absolutely and effortlessly captured the day for us. We always felt like we were in the very best of caring hands with Claire, and we are so grateful for finding her!Sent on 12/24/2018
Arielle · Married on 09/14/2018
Claire was an absolute star. From the moment we met her, she brought joy, laughter and energy to our wedding planning and ceremonies that helped everyone at our weddings feel at ease. She is an excellent communicator, and puts her whole self into the job--you can tell she really cares and is genuinely present for you, which helps you be more present too. She is also on time, responsive, and responsible.Sent on 09/23/2018
We had originally planned to have her only officiate our legal City Hall elopement, but once we met her we wanted her to be at everything we had planned! She traveled a long ways to come to a rehearsal we hadn't even planned to have her there for--but she volunteered, because she genuinely wanted our weddings to be as smooth as possible. We cannot recommend her highly enough. We love Claire!
Savoir Claire's reply:Every wedding is so different and this Couple proved it. The weddings they planned and executed were meaningfully unique, deeply personal and filled with love. Once I was selected as their Officiant, I simply held on for the ride. I was charmed by this Couple, their darling family and such genuine friends. Thank you sooooo much for including me and my very best to you both. Love, Claire
Dawn · Married on 09/12/2018
Savoir Claire gave us exactly what we were going after. She suggested the place, since we were from out of state. It was absolutely perfect. She provided a very intimate , fun ceremony. We couldnt have been more pleased with the day. Claire was very professional and quick to respond to our questions. I would highly recommend Claire for your special day. We felt as if we have known her forever. Claire was the perfect fit for us, we could not imagine the day without her.Sent on 12/02/2018
Michael · Married on 09/02/2018
Claire was absolutely wonderful to work with! She added the perfect touch to our elopement. She was quick and helpful in communication. She was professional, personable and made everything stress free. She listened to what we had to say but gave us suggestions to make our elopement the best. She made the extra effort to make a connection with us and make the day as special as we imagined it would be. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks!Sent on 09/19/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:The depth of love and devotion shared, your beautiful elopement on the rocks, it all took my breath away. Thank you so much for choosing me as your Officiant and for your wonderful testimonial. My very best to you both always! - Claire
Melissa · Married on 08/21/2018
We had the greatest day and Claire was a big part of why it went so well! We had a last minute change in location for our elopement and Claire was up for the adventure. She has the most wonderful, warm personality and I can say 100% honestly that she helped to make our day special. I wish there were more than 5 stars to select!Sent on 10/10/2018
Kaitlin · Married on 08/18/2018
Claire took the time to get to know us and gave us the wedding of our dreams! She is so sweet and kind hearted and knew exactly what to say to make a beautiful ceremony! We are so happy we chose Claire and thank God for her! Thanks again Claire we love youSent on 10/13/2018
Kristin · Married on 07/28/2018
Claire was an absolute pleasure to work with and a calming presence the months leading up to our wedding. She has a great sense of humor and takes love very seriously. She really wanted to get to know my husband and me to make the ceremony as intimate and special for us as possible. That included, speaking a little french for our guests coming from France :) For the rehearsal, she came to the venue the day before the wedding to meet the wedding party. She made the rehearsal fun for everyone and really prepared us for the next day. Our guests all commented how thoughtful the ceremony was and that Claire was one of the highlights of the day. We couldn't agree more!! Thank you, Claire, for everything. Merci beaucoup!!Sent on 10/06/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:Merci beaucoup to you too, Kristin! Theirs was the most beautiful wedding - the colors, the French influences thruout and wonderful people. I instantly loved them all. I recall when the processional music began, I was in a deep interesting conversation with several guests and had to hurry to the altar! What glorious photos! I wish this couple the best of everything. Bisous!
John · Married on 07/21/2018
Ladies, you better love your man because after you meet Claire you will want to marry Her. She's perfect in every way from beginning to end.
She's very professional and her whole aura is soulful and soothing. We were blessed to find her. Everyone at our wedding commented on how wonderful she is. 5 stars is not enough . Thank you Claire!!Sent on 07/31/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:John, that is BEST. REVIEW. EVAH!!!! Thank you so much. What a way with words. I've highlighted that review on Wedding Wire. Who wouldn't?! I expect bus-loads of incredibly cool couples to be contacting me very soon. Thanks again and like I said, you ain't seen the last of me.
Patricia · Married on 07/14/2018
Claire made our wedding the magical experience we dreamed it would be. Both my husband and I loved her! My family can’t stop raving about her and what a special experience it was thanks to her!Sent on 07/28/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:This ceremony occurred solely because of the perseverance of this Bride: Undeterred by international regs & snags and everyone so willing to plan around a family illness, this elopement represents the sheer force of will. It was such an honor to be part of such an important time in the lives of this couple and their family. I know they heard my voice crack during their vows - that kind of love gets me in the adams apple! Best of luck always!
Jeremy · Married on 07/02/2018
Clair provided a personalized and touching Wedding. She took the time to get to know us and to tailor the service to match what we were looking for. Clair is a warm wonderful person to work with and she made our special day surpass all that we hoped for.Sent on 08/04/2018
Christina · Married on 06/23/2018
Hiring Claire was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding.Sent on 07/31/2018
She is warm, passionate, and diligent, and it was a joy to work with her and have her officiate our wedding. She did a great job putting together readings and guiding us through all the other components of the ceremony. We really would have been lost without her. She even kept our guests entertained while the ceremony was delayed due to rain.
I highly recommend her!
Amber · Married on 06/08/2018
Simply put… Claire is AMAZING! From the moment we contacted her, she helped guide us towards the wedding of our dreams. Her professionalism made the planning process stress free and enjoyable. She exceeded our expectations by not only delivering a warm and heartfelt ceremony but also by imparting her wisdom upon us. We are forever grateful that this woman made the two-hour trip from Portland into the secluded backcountry of Maine to officially bring our lives together as one. There really are no words to truly express our level of appreciation.Sent on 07/11/2018
Savoir Claire's reply:If we reviewed our couples, Amber & Dale would get 5 stars too! They put together the most loving, heartfelt ceremony including delightful romantic details from beginning to end. Watching Amber and her dog crossing the little bridge to Dale, was such a little moment, but so extraordinary. I feel so lucky to have been part of this blissfully magical elopement in the forest. Thank you Amber & Dale!