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Mary Coburn, Wedding Celebrant

Mansfield Center , CT
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P.O. Box 884
Mansfield Center, CT 06250 US (map)

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860-519-4127

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What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

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aprilandamy
Wedding:
4/11/2012
5.0/5.0
My partner and I first spoke with Mary by phone several months before our wedding and felt an instant connection to her. We were planning a small ceremony in CT (while living in SC). Mary was able to help us organize our thoughts for the ceremony, including recommending a fabulous photographer for our intimate day, and her calming presence was translated even through email. We communicated with Mary on a regular basis, and all emails were returned within 24 hours. By the time our wedding rolled around, I felt like we were old friends! I still feel that way. She provided us with a magical ceremony. She took the details of our relationship and created the most beautiful vows from our own personal love story. I have never witnessed anything quite like it. We were all in tears! (Happy tears, of course)! I have gone back and read the beautiful keepsake copy of our vows numerous times since the ceremony, and am still moved by her thoughtfulness, attention to detail and the connection she had with us on that day. I would enthusiastically recommend Mary's services to any and everyone. She helped make our special day perfect. She is a gifted wordsmith and a unique individual. She was truly invested in providing us with the ceremony that we envisioned and so much more. I am honored that she was able to pronounce us legally married.
My partner and I first spoke with Mary by phone several months before our wedding and felt an instant connection to her. Read more...
My partner and I first spoke with Mary by phone several months before our wedding and felt an instant connection to her. We were planning a small ceremony in CT (while living in SC). Mary was able to help us organize our thoughts for the ceremony, including recommending a fabulous photographer for our intimate day, and her calming presence was translated even through email. We communicated with Mary on a regular basis, and all emails were returned within 24 hours. By the time our wedding rolled around, I felt like we were old friends! I still feel that way. She provided us with a magical ceremony. She took the details of our relationship and created the most beautiful vows from our own personal love story. I have never witnessed anything quite like it. We were all in tears! (Happy tears, of course)! I have gone back and read the beautiful keepsake copy of our vows numerous times since the ceremony, and am still moved by her thoughtfulness, attention to detail and the connection she had with us on that day. I would enthusiastically recommend Mary's services to any and everyone. She helped make our special day perfect. She is a gifted wordsmith and a unique individual. She was truly invested in providing us with the ceremony that we envisioned and so much more. I am honored that she was able to pronounce us legally married. Read less
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raeann
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary performed our interfaith ceremony and she was the most wonderful person and celebrant to work with. We really felt that she cared and she took time to get to know us during this exciting time on our lives. Our ceremony was very special and she made it our own. Many guests told us at the wedding that it was the nicest ceremony they have ever been to. I would highly recommend Mary!
Mary performed our interfaith ceremony and she was the most wonderful person and celebrant to work with. We really felt Read more...
Mary performed our interfaith ceremony and she was the most wonderful person and celebrant to work with. We really felt that she cared and she took time to get to know us during this exciting time on our lives. Our ceremony was very special and she made it our own. Many guests told us at the wedding that it was the nicest ceremony they have ever been to. I would highly recommend Mary! Read less
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Bartol79
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Mary came highly recommended by our wedding planner, and for good reason. She is professional, creative, and caring. Mary worked very closely with us to ensure that we got the ceremony we wanted. Her questionnaire was thoughtful and thought provoking, and the communication was consistently satisfying. Mary put us at ease throughout the whole process and I would not hesitate to recommend her to any couple looking for an officiant.
Mary came highly recommended by our wedding planner, and for good reason. She is professional, creative, and caring. Mary Read more...
Mary came highly recommended by our wedding planner, and for good reason. She is professional, creative, and caring. Mary worked very closely with us to ensure that we got the ceremony we wanted. Her questionnaire was thoughtful and thought provoking, and the communication was consistently satisfying. Mary put us at ease throughout the whole process and I would not hesitate to recommend her to any couple looking for an officiant. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
It has been almost nine months since our wedding and we continue to receive compliments from family and friends about Mary and the beautiful ceremony that she crafted for us. Mary perfectly captured our personalities, our values, and our love. In fact, many of our guests assumed that Mary had known us for years, which is not the case. Most important for us, Mary guided us through the wedding process. For example, it can be intimidating to think about choosing readings and drafting vows. Mary, however, presented us with a tailor-made set of options. Because she took the time to get to know us, our likes and our dislikes, all of the options that she presented to us were perfect. Planning a wedding involves many compromises and staying within budget isn’t easy. We chose a DJ over a band, a winter wedding over a summer wedding. We could not be happier, however, about not compromising when choosing our officiant. Mary is the best - we love her, our guests loved her, and we recommend her without reservation.
It has been almost nine months since our wedding and we continue to receive compliments from family and friends about Mary Read more...
It has been almost nine months since our wedding and we continue to receive compliments from family and friends about Mary and the beautiful ceremony that she crafted for us. Mary perfectly captured our personalities, our values, and our love. In fact, many of our guests assumed that Mary had known us for years, which is not the case. Most important for us, Mary guided us through the wedding process. For example, it can be intimidating to think about choosing readings and drafting vows. Mary, however, presented us with a tailor-made set of options. Because she took the time to get to know us, our likes and our dislikes, all of the options that she presented to us were perfect. Planning a wedding involves many compromises and staying within budget isn’t easy. We chose a DJ over a band, a winter wedding over a summer wedding. We could not be happier, however, about not compromising when choosing our officiant. Mary is the best - we love her, our guests loved her, and we recommend her without reservation. Read less
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SandyPants10
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Mary Coburn. This day in age where anyone can get ordained, it has become popular to have a friend or relative officiate your ceremony. Some people feel it's odd to have someone marry you that doesn't know you that well. Though I understand their thought process, the other side of that coin is that the person marrying you needs to be able to speak well and thoughtfully to a crowd. The great thing about Mary is that not only is she great at leading a crowd, but you meet her and you feel like you HAVE known her for years. I mean that in all sincerity. She has this special way about her, and you know that she truly finds joy in being your celebrant. She listended so intently and excitedly to our stories, and it just turned into a conversation among friends. She wrote us the most beautiful, and thoughtful ceremony. The most compliments I got from guests was about her and what an amazing ceremony it was. She is extremely helpful and supportive throughout the process, and always responds quickly. Hire Mary; you will be so happy you did.
I cannot say enough good things about Mary Coburn. This day in age where anyone can get ordained, it has become popular to Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Mary Coburn. This day in age where anyone can get ordained, it has become popular to have a friend or relative officiate your ceremony. Some people feel it's odd to have someone marry you that doesn't know you that well. Though I understand their thought process, the other side of that coin is that the person marrying you needs to be able to speak well and thoughtfully to a crowd. The great thing about Mary is that not only is she great at leading a crowd, but you meet her and you feel like you HAVE known her for years. I mean that in all sincerity. She has this special way about her, and you know that she truly finds joy in being your celebrant. She listended so intently and excitedly to our stories, and it just turned into a conversation among friends. She wrote us the most beautiful, and thoughtful ceremony. The most compliments I got from guests was about her and what an amazing ceremony it was. She is extremely helpful and supportive throughout the process, and always responds quickly. Hire Mary; you will be so happy you did. Read less
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YogiGirl
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary Coburn made planning our wedding a unique and personally exploratory experience. From the first phone interview to the last meeting, Mary made us feel comfortable and that she was genuinely interested in our story. Mary loves what she does and it shows through every detail she puts into a ceremony. She acted the narrator to the story of "us," always keeping us at the forefront of the conversation. The best part about her methodology is that she involves the community of people you have asked to gather with you on your wedding day. In the end, your guests feel more a part of your story - and life - than they did before. We couldn't be happier with the creation and delivery of our ceremony - compliments are still flowing in from our guests!
Mary Coburn made planning our wedding a unique and personally exploratory experience. From the first phone interview to Read more...
Mary Coburn made planning our wedding a unique and personally exploratory experience. From the first phone interview to the last meeting, Mary made us feel comfortable and that she was genuinely interested in our story. Mary loves what she does and it shows through every detail she puts into a ceremony. She acted the narrator to the story of "us," always keeping us at the forefront of the conversation. The best part about her methodology is that she involves the community of people you have asked to gather with you on your wedding day. In the end, your guests feel more a part of your story - and life - than they did before. We couldn't be happier with the creation and delivery of our ceremony - compliments are still flowing in from our guests! Read less
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Kevill22
Wedding:
9/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mary Coburn to anyone who is looking for a professional officiant who can provide a totally unique, extremely personalized ceremony.

My husband is Jewish and I am Catholic so doing the traditional church wedding was not going to work for us. We chose instead to do an outdoor ceremony that, while it touched on our religious backgrounds, focused on who we were as individuals and as a couple. Mary was able to write THE PERFECT ceremony for us.

We also threw in the challenge of asking her to make the ceremony humorous AND we asked her to include six of our family and friends as participants in the ceremony. She never flinched. She took on each challenge with a positive attitude and she delivered on every request!

Having Mary as our officiant actually provided us with a lot of comfort because we knew instantly upon meeting her that she was going to insist on perfection as much as we wanted perfection. We basically put the responsibility of making the ceremony perfect into Mary's hands and we never once worried about how it would turn out.

The compliments from our guests started pouring in immediately after the ceremony ended. Our guests LOVED it. Many people said they had never been to such a great wedding (ceremony). They loved how it was different - relaxed, fun, and personalized.

Mary could easily disappear into the night after the ceremony, but she doesn't! When we returned from our honeymoon, we discovered that Mary was going to over-deliver by sending us a commemorative copy of our ceremony which was unexpected, but so beautiful!

Our advice - if you want a ceremony that is totally "you" - ask Mary Coburn to be your officiant. You will NOT be disappointed.
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mary Coburn to anyone who is looking for a professional officiant who can provide a totally unique, Read more...
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mary Coburn to anyone who is looking for a professional officiant who can provide a totally unique, extremely personalized ceremony.

My husband is Jewish and I am Catholic so doing the traditional church wedding was not going to work for us. We chose instead to do an outdoor ceremony that, while it touched on our religious backgrounds, focused on who we were as individuals and as a couple. Mary was able to write THE PERFECT ceremony for us.

We also threw in the challenge of asking her to make the ceremony humorous AND we asked her to include six of our family and friends as participants in the ceremony. She never flinched. She took on each challenge with a positive attitude and she delivered on every request!

Having Mary as our officiant actually provided us with a lot of comfort because we knew instantly upon meeting her that she was going to insist on perfection as much as we wanted perfection. We basically put the responsibility of making the ceremony perfect into Mary's hands and we never once worried about how it would turn out.

The compliments from our guests started pouring in immediately after the ceremony ended. Our guests LOVED it. Many people said they had never been to such a great wedding (ceremony). They loved how it was different - relaxed, fun, and personalized.

Mary could easily disappear into the night after the ceremony, but she doesn't! When we returned from our honeymoon, we discovered that Mary was going to over-deliver by sending us a commemorative copy of our ceremony which was unexpected, but so beautiful!

Our advice - if you want a ceremony that is totally "you" - ask Mary Coburn to be your officiant. You will NOT be disappointed. Read less
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robleaf
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
We cannot praise Mary's qualities as a wedding officiant or as a person highly enough. From the beginning we found Mary to be warm, intelligent, calm and extremely capable. During our engagement we were very impressed with the quality and the process of her writing. If Mary had written the whole ceremony without our input (as many other officiants do) it probably would have been adequate but Mary took the extra time to ask about our tastes and expectations to ensure that the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She asked us to respond to a questionnaire that she constructed and she deftly wove our personal stories and narrative into the ceremony. It was so perfect that many of our guests were moved to compliment her in person or through us. Such was the quality of the the ceremony and her excellent delivery that even some of our most skeptical, and traditional, family members were singing her praises. This cannot be overstated - some of these skeptics considered it unseemly to be married outside the church but based on their gushing compliments afterword I really think they will use our ceremony as their benchmark of quality.

We mention that Mary has many admirable qualities as a wordsmith, a professional, a master of ceremonies but the quality we most valued was her dedication and persistence to make our day exactly what we wanted. Our vision of our perfect (outdoor garden) ceremony was nearly compromised by the arrival of Hurricane Irene. We had many stressful days leading up to the reception and ceremony as almost all of our plans were changed. Mary was determined not "to make the best of it" but make it the best, regardless of circumstances. She went above and beyond - she mobilized our caterer and other vendors to ensure that we were able to use our limited covered outdoor space and have our garden wedding. It was absolutely perfect.

On the day of our wedding we really needed someone to step up because there were so many changes. We told Mary what we wanted and she would not be deterred. From the start, we knew Mary would do a great job as our officiant and she only exceeded our expectations. We could not imagine having any other officiant share the day with us.
We cannot praise Mary's qualities as a wedding officiant or as a person highly enough. From the beginning we found Mary to Read more...
We cannot praise Mary's qualities as a wedding officiant or as a person highly enough. From the beginning we found Mary to be warm, intelligent, calm and extremely capable. During our engagement we were very impressed with the quality and the process of her writing. If Mary had written the whole ceremony without our input (as many other officiants do) it probably would have been adequate but Mary took the extra time to ask about our tastes and expectations to ensure that the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She asked us to respond to a questionnaire that she constructed and she deftly wove our personal stories and narrative into the ceremony. It was so perfect that many of our guests were moved to compliment her in person or through us. Such was the quality of the the ceremony and her excellent delivery that even some of our most skeptical, and traditional, family members were singing her praises. This cannot be overstated - some of these skeptics considered it unseemly to be married outside the church but based on their gushing compliments afterword I really think they will use our ceremony as their benchmark of quality.

We mention that Mary has many admirable qualities as a wordsmith, a professional, a master of ceremonies but the quality we most valued was her dedication and persistence to make our day exactly what we wanted. Our vision of our perfect (outdoor garden) ceremony was nearly compromised by the arrival of Hurricane Irene. We had many stressful days leading up to the reception and ceremony as almost all of our plans were changed. Mary was determined not "to make the best of it" but make it the best, regardless of circumstances. She went above and beyond - she mobilized our caterer and other vendors to ensure that we were able to use our limited covered outdoor space and have our garden wedding. It was absolutely perfect.

On the day of our wedding we really needed someone to step up because there were so many changes. We told Mary what we wanted and she would not be deterred. From the start, we knew Mary would do a great job as our officiant and she only exceeded our expectations. We could not imagine having any other officiant share the day with us. Read less
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JaQue07
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
You will notice a common thread throughout all of Mary's reviews... When you're looking for someone to unite two loving souls together on one of the most important days of your life, you want to know that this person is going to be more than you could have ever expected. That your wedding will stand out from all the rest... Not because of the location, the venue or the dollar amount you spent on dinner and top shelf open bar service, but because of the message and spirit your ceremony had that resonated with each and every guest at your wedding. You do your research, read the reviews and make a few phone calls just to feel like you did your due diligence. Well, I'm here to save you time and lead you to the best decision you could ever make for a wedding you've always dreamed of...

From the moment I picked up the phone and heard her calm voice on the other line I knew right at that moment, she was the one! She encouraged me to look around to see if someone else might be a better fit, but I wanted to say, "No, let's get started!!" Mary was extremely thorough, thoughtful, and to be quite honest timely. There's plenty to worry about leading up to the day of the wedding and she reassured us that she was prepared to tell our love story. The compliments from our guests flowed all night and days following the wedding. "This is the absolute best wedding I've ever been to... Mary's words really spoke to me". Our intimate and personal ceremony gave our guests from all over the country a chance to get to know us better and bring us all closer together. Mary I can't thank you enough for all you've done for us. Love you!!
You will notice a common thread throughout all of Mary's reviews... When you're looking for someone to unite two loving Read more...
You will notice a common thread throughout all of Mary's reviews... When you're looking for someone to unite two loving souls together on one of the most important days of your life, you want to know that this person is going to be more than you could have ever expected. That your wedding will stand out from all the rest... Not because of the location, the venue or the dollar amount you spent on dinner and top shelf open bar service, but because of the message and spirit your ceremony had that resonated with each and every guest at your wedding. You do your research, read the reviews and make a few phone calls just to feel like you did your due diligence. Well, I'm here to save you time and lead you to the best decision you could ever make for a wedding you've always dreamed of...

From the moment I picked up the phone and heard her calm voice on the other line I knew right at that moment, she was the one! She encouraged me to look around to see if someone else might be a better fit, but I wanted to say, "No, let's get started!!" Mary was extremely thorough, thoughtful, and to be quite honest timely. There's plenty to worry about leading up to the day of the wedding and she reassured us that she was prepared to tell our love story. The compliments from our guests flowed all night and days following the wedding. "This is the absolute best wedding I've ever been to... Mary's words really spoke to me". Our intimate and personal ceremony gave our guests from all over the country a chance to get to know us better and bring us all closer together. Mary I can't thank you enough for all you've done for us. Love you!! Read less
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MollyBT
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding day. From her true thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and loving ceremony that she wrote, everything was perfect. We would highly recommend her to any couple looking to be married by a true wedding celebrant!
Mary was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding day. From her true thoughtfulness, attention to detail, Read more...
Mary was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding day. From her true thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and loving ceremony that she wrote, everything was perfect. We would highly recommend her to any couple looking to be married by a true wedding celebrant! Read less
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