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Cierra Cotton · Getting married on 07/09/2020
Beautiful Day on Mt. Hood!
Mary Ellen was such a pleasure to work with! We especially appreciated her advice and direction to find the perfect words for our elopement. Mary Ellen took the time to get to know our unique love story and incorporate it into our ceremony. We weren't certain of what to expect or anticipate for a private ceremony and she did a wonderful job of guiding us through both the preparation and the wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!Sent on 10/20/2019
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Cierra & Alex....Thank you so much !!!........you are such an inspiring and happy couple...Yay...Happy Trails...M.E.
Ann B · Married on 09/17/2019
Best wedding officiant ever!!!
All I can say is, Mary Ellen is the best! She truly is interested in making your wedding ceremony unique and special. Mary Ellen took time to learn our individual love story, and incorporated that into the most beautiful ceremony. All our friends and family commented on what a great job she did, and said our wedding was one of the best weddings they had ever attended. Mary Ellen not only provided resources and suggestions to help us along in the process, but was a huge emotional support as the big day approached with rain clouds threatening to dampen our outdoor wedding at Sparks Lake. We have no doubt that when the skies opened up and the sun revealed itself just at the right time it was due to Mary Ellen’s positive energy! Our wedding day was a huge success and we cannot thank Mary Ellen enough for all she did to make it happen!Sent on 09/17/2019
Hillary B · Married on 09/12/2019
Mary Ellen is a delightfully compassionate person to work with and an even lovelier person to know. She put us at ease with her knowledge and helped us by suggesting locations, vendors, and provided ceremony examples for us to get ideas. Mary Ellen worked diligently with us to create our one of a kind elopement ceremony, which we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We appreciated Mary Ellen's demeanor and easy going approach. We had so much fun eloping! I wish we could do it every year!Sent on 10/12/2019
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Congratulations!! I hope you are enjoying every minute of marriage... What a beautiful couple you are..M.E.
Ryan K · Married on 09/03/2019
Mary Ellen made a perfect day!Sent on 09/19/2019
Shan O'brien · Married on 09/01/2019
Our Beautiful Wedding
Mary Ellen is the best. She works with you to give you the wedding that you want. This was very important to me to have her listening to our wants.Sent on 09/17/2019
She is the greatest. I highly recommend her to perform the perfect wedding for you.
Shan and Bill
Tia · Married on 08/31/2019
I highly recommend Mary Ellen to help make your big day complete.
I am so thrilled we had Mary Ellen as our officiant on our wedding day. She was awesome in helping to create a more than perfect ceremony that fit us perfectly. Mary Ellen expressed our love and relationship in a way that captured the emotion of the moment for us and all of our guests. She was extremely helpful on the day of and great fun to work with! I am so pleased because Mary Ellen is easy to work with, genuine, and reliable. I felt like everything was taken care of. Thank you!Sent on 09/19/2019
Adam Berson · Married on 08/30/2019
M.E. is phenomenal!
M.E. was a great partner in officiating our wedding! She had a lot of materials that guided us in defining our ceremony and personalizing it to who we are as a couple and as individuals. I'd highly recommend M.E. to anyone looking to get married in the PNW!Sent on 09/30/2019
Kellie · Married on 07/12/2019
Mary Ellen was great! I knew I wanted her to be our officiant from the very first time we talked. She asked about our love story and who we are for an hour before she even talked about herself or her services. She truly cared about us and our wedding from day one. My husband and I were planning our wedding in Oregon while living in Oklahoma and she worked with us every step of the way when creating the ceremony. She didn’t mind scheduling phone calls around the time difference and our busy work schedules. When it came to the rehearsal and the wedding day she was a pro! I would definitely recommend her based on her experience, professionalism, and true friendliness.Sent on 09/30/2019
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Thank you so much...YOu Wedding was so beautiful. You are such a good and kind couple ...I can't wait to hear all about how your life progresses in marriage..and your careers... Happy Fall...M.E
Ashley Tuttle · Married on 07/02/2019
Our dream wedding!
Words cannot describe May Ellen as she is such a wonderful beautiful person, she has been such a dream and her outgoing kind spirit just shines. When we came across her online and read about her own exciting life and adventures we knew she would be the perfect person to marry us! It has been such a personable experience working with her, our wedding and adventure was far from generic and was completely authentic. I cannot even count the times I have had tears of joy during this experience as she helped us dig deep into ours souls to really think and find new ways to express the special love my husband and I share. She will be a lifelong friend and we will cherish this unique experience FOREVER!Sent on 09/09/2019
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Thank you so much...you are such a beautiful and gracious couple. I was such a pleasure to get to know you and perform your ceremony on such a perfect day at White River Falls...Thanks you.. Sending you lots of Love...M.E.
Becky Hodgson · Married on 06/22/2019
Stress free and warm hearted. Fun and easygoing
Mary Ellen was a great help with ideas and suggestions for our wedding. She made it fun and stress free. Mary Ellen is a wonderful person and we would recommend her to our friends.Sent on 06/28/2019
Stephanie Marshall · Married on 06/15/2019
Spiritual Ceremony By a Special Person
Mary Ellen is amazing to work with. She spent a lot of time getting to know us, our story and what we hope for in marriage. Every step of the way, we felt like she heard us, honored our individuality, and in the end, created a beautiful, memorable ceremony we will cherish forever. With Mary Ellen’s help, we discovered and uncovered our truths. Our guests were brought into the entire experience, and it was just perfect in every way. Thank you for such a special day! Stephanie and Frank WoodSent on 07/06/2019
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Stephanie & Frank - I hope life is wonderful wonderful......in every way - and you are taking risks and adventures that you wouldn't of done alone... That you get to create a big beautiful life together for years to come...Sending you love your way. Maybe one day we can get together for coffee or tea or take a walk...Love Big - .M.E.
Jenn Showers · Married on 03/21/2019
Marry Ellen couldn’t have been a better fit for our Smith Rock elopement. She has an energy that absorbs you, and a genuine expression of joy when she speaks about the power of love. She was comforting, and easy going, exciting and sincere. We feel lucky to have come across her beautiful soul when we did. 💛🌲 AND she climbed Misery Ridge with us like the champ that
She is.Sent on 07/11/2019
Allison Hall · Married on 12/24/2018
Christmas Eve Elopement
Mary Ellen was amazing. She was extremely easy going and a great addition to our small elopement. She felt like family. Despite breaking her wrist a few days before the ceremony, us choosing to get married on Christmas eve which took the majority of the day, getting caught in horrendous traffic, and it dumping snow (a huge snowball fell from the tree above right on her head during the ceremony!), she pulled through with a great attitude and wonderful spirit. We were very pleased, and our families were very complimentary.Sent on 12/31/2018
Hannah Kirkland · Married on 11/21/2018
The perfect way to elope!
Mary Ellen was amazing and added the perfect touch to our elopement! She was easily available to chat whenever we needed to, provided tons of ideas for our ceremony, and added that special something the day of. We were thrilled to have her and have great memories from our day because of her!Sent on 12/05/2018
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Thanks, Hannah for such a nice and caring Review. You both are so lovely and full of kindness and goodness. I loved our short time together at Tumalo Falls - what a perfect day for your Elopement!...M.E.
Tanya Andre · Married on 11/10/2018
Mary Ellen was incredible!
My husband and I had planned on having a big wedding this summer (2019) and abruptly changed our plans to focus on a unique intimate experience. We did a quick google search and Mary Ellen’s website came up. We loved what we read and called right away. Within. A few hours we were talking on the phone and then even did FaceTime the same day so we could get to know each other better. Mary Ellen chatted with us for almost 2 hours getting to know our love story and her. It was a great experience and we knew based off of that video chat that we wanted to book her as our officiant.
Marry Ellen helped us find a photographer, venue and helped us with directions and everything we could possibly need. Our wedding day was beautiful, unique and full of love. Mary Ellen was so warm, personable and just a joy to be around. We will never forget our wedding day at Camp Sherman ❤️. We didn’t just find an officiant that day, we found a friend for life.
Tanya and BrennanSent on 12/17/2018
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Tanya and Brennan.. Congratulations ...What a beautiful, strong, and a courageous couple you are... Thanks for letting me be part of your Wedding Day, your life, and sharing your Love story with me.
Alexandra · Married on 11/10/2018
ME was wonderful!!!!
Mary Ellen was amazing! She made our ceremony so relaxing and full of love!Sent on 01/01/2019
Christina · Married on 09/07/2018
Mary Ellen was absolutely incredible! She gave us the wedding we always wanted. Her words at the ceremony were sweet and definitely resonated with my husband and myself. She was amazing, quick to respond and just made everything so easy for us. We live in California and she took away any and all stress I had of planning a wedding all the way in Orgeon but she made our experience easy and stress free. She walked us through everything and managed everything she could for us. She was sweet, accomodating, and you can tell she has so much love for her clients. I could not have been happier or asked for a better wedding and officiant.Sent on 09/12/2018
Ashley · Married on 08/12/2018
Mary Ellen was awesome! We did a blended family wedding with our kids, and needless to say things didn’t go quite as planned ME was able to gracefully move the wedding ceremony along! Would highly recommend her!Sent on 09/11/2018
andrea · Married on 08/02/2018
Mary Ellen went above and beyond for our elopement in Central Oregon, including a 2 mile hike and even stood IN a waterfall with us to perform our ceremony. She is a beautiful soul who is fun-loving, hilarious, encouraging, inspiring and truly cares about her couples. She got to know us prior to our ceremony via multiple phone calls (we live in California) and put together a meaningful ceremony that exceeded our expectations. We can't say enough about how great Mary Ellen was/is!Sent on 09/24/2018
Alexandra · Married on 07/07/2018
Mary Ellen was very flexible and helpful during the planning of our elopement. She took the time to get to know my husband and I even though we live about 600 miles away from Bend. She helped us write the perfect ceremony that would encapsulate who we are as a couple. And seemed as genuinely excited as our family did on the day of our ceremony. We would definitely recommend Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend.Sent on 09/07/2017
Elizabeth · Married on 07/06/2018
Working with Mary Ellen was awesome! Her vibrant spirit made our elopement fun and filled with love. She did a great job of personalizing our vows and making our simple wedding super easy. I love her relaxed style and her go-with-the-flow attitude. We traveled from South Carolina to Oregon for our vacation and wedding. We didn't even decide on a location until 2 days before our ceremony. Mary Ellen was cool with whatever we wanted and celebrated our unique ideas. If you want a one-of-a-kind wedding experience that will make your hearts happy, she's your gal.Sent on 07/24/2018
Erin Thompson · Married on 07/05/2018
She made our day more beautiful!
We were so lucky to have Mary Ellen as our wedding officiant! She was everything we were looking for, and more. She was professional but down to earth, she kept the ceremony light and lovely without sacrificing the depth of the love surrounding us, she was friendly and easy to get along with, she communicated effectively and respectfully, she was reliable, supportive, kind, thoughtful, prepared, and made us feel she understood our vision and carried it out. She has an ease and comfort about her that is so important as a guide for a day that can easily become stressful and overenergized. We are so grateful that she was the one who joined us together in matrimony. If it weren’t for the idea that we’ll be together forever, I’d want to use her again, lol. I hope she’s available should we renew our vows one day.Sent on 12/31/2018
Jessica · Married on 06/24/2018
My husband and I made a last minute decision to get married while on our family vacation in Bend. I was so happy to find Marry Ellen! She was so sweet and very happy to help. She gave us exactly what we wanted for it being such short notice.Sent on 07/07/2018
Cammy Barr · Married on 06/09/2018
Mary-Ellen is fantastic!
Mary-Ellen is so fabulous! We wanted a non-traditional ceremony that represented us well but without being too long or overboard into spirituality. She came out, met with us and worked through all the uniqueness in our family and helped us to create "one of the most romantic ceremonies I have ever been to" quoted by one of our guests. Our ceremony represented us so well, she helped manage our stress and our families and kept everything running smoothly by stepping in and taking charge. We cannot recommend her enough!Sent on 12/10/2018
Thank you Mary-Ellen for making our day so special!
Maria Wooten-Wilcox · Married on 05/20/2018
Wedding at remote location, White River Falls,
I can’t say enough about Mary Ellen officiating our cerimony she listened to our voice and perfectly put it into words. She gladly came to our location and was better than professional. I would highly recommend M.E. If you want a lovely wedding with a happy enthoused officiant.Sent on 12/05/2018
Weddings with Heart & Elope Bend's reply:Maria -Thanks so much for your Review... you are so kind. I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season with your family and friends. Big Love to you and thank you..M.E.