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Rev. Mary Calhoun

Seattle , WA
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15017 Linden Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133 US (map)

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425-442-4468

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ABOUT US

Voted Seattle Bride Magazine "Best Officiant" for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016! Fun, relaxed and innovative style. Author of "The Distinctive Wedding Ceremony" now on Amazon.... Read more
Voted Seattle Bride Magazine "Best Officiant" for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016! Fun, relaxed and innovative style. Author of "The Distinctive Wedding Ceremony" now on Amazon. With 20+ years officiating, Mary integrates your genuine style. ALL couples and faiths welcome. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
WA

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Hannah
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
So many guests approached me at the wedding ooing and awing over how wonderful and intimate our wedding ceremony was. I couldn't agree more. Everyone had tears and laughter from happiness and everyone said it was because she hit the nail on the head when describing us. I was told by many that they had never been to a ceremony that was so true to the couple. Again, I couldn't agree more.

I didn't think I cared much about the ceremony before the wedding... But wow. I'm still in awe over how beautiful it all was. So many classy touches Mary had that I would have never thought about (and I'm a researching bride).

We originally asked a dear friend to be our officiant and there was unfortunately a conflict and he was unable to make it. While I love our friend to death and wish hopelessly he could have been at our wedding, I am so happy that we ended up going with Mary. I have to admit that when I heard Mary's price, I was surprised (we were originally having a friend do it, remember)... But we already decided that we really liked her and I figured that since we wanted to have all top-notch wedding vendors, it made sense that we would pay a pretty penny.

By the end, you'll feel like Mary is a good family friend. My dear husband does NOT believe that he would feel that way in the beginning and hates meeting knew people... and he even ADORES her now. Your guests will feel like she is a family friend as well.

So happy we met Mary and so happy she performed our ceremony.
So many guests approached me at the wedding ooing and awing over how wonderful and intimate our wedding ceremony was. I Read more...
So many guests approached me at the wedding ooing and awing over how wonderful and intimate our wedding ceremony was. I couldn't agree more. Everyone had tears and laughter from happiness and everyone said it was because she hit the nail on the head when describing us. I was told by many that they had never been to a ceremony that was so true to the couple. Again, I couldn't agree more.

I didn't think I cared much about the ceremony before the wedding... But wow. I'm still in awe over how beautiful it all was. So many classy touches Mary had that I would have never thought about (and I'm a researching bride).

We originally asked a dear friend to be our officiant and there was unfortunately a conflict and he was unable to make it. While I love our friend to death and wish hopelessly he could have been at our wedding, I am so happy that we ended up going with Mary. I have to admit that when I heard Mary's price, I was surprised (we were originally having a friend do it, remember)... But we already decided that we really liked her and I figured that since we wanted to have all top-notch wedding vendors, it made sense that we would pay a pretty penny.

By the end, you'll feel like Mary is a good family friend. My dear husband does NOT believe that he would feel that way in the beginning and hates meeting knew people... and he even ADORES her now. Your guests will feel like she is a family friend as well.

So happy we met Mary and so happy she performed our ceremony. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
If 10 stars were possible that's what I would give Mary! Mary is a pleasure to work with, my husband and I felt honored to have her marry us. She helped to make a tailored ceremony to us. She was always so calm, cool and collected which helped to ease any stress we were feeling. I feel that she went above and beyond what most reverends do. I am sure not all brides can say that their reverend had them over for dinner and cooked them the best pasta dinner they had ever eaten! Mary is truly an amazing person and will always hold a special place in both mine and my husband's heart!
If 10 stars were possible that's what I would give Mary! Mary is a pleasure to work with, my husband and I felt honored to Read more...
If 10 stars were possible that's what I would give Mary! Mary is a pleasure to work with, my husband and I felt honored to have her marry us. She helped to make a tailored ceremony to us. She was always so calm, cool and collected which helped to ease any stress we were feeling. I feel that she went above and beyond what most reverends do. I am sure not all brides can say that their reverend had them over for dinner and cooked them the best pasta dinner they had ever eaten! Mary is truly an amazing person and will always hold a special place in both mine and my husband's heart! Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
When presented with a list of esteemed officiants from our unflappable wedding coordinator BreeAnn (Pink Blossom Events), my wife immediately chose Mary. While it was a mystery to me in the moment, upon meeting with Mary we found ourselves helpless in her tractor beam. The rays of compassion, care, sincerity, and knowledge for her craft was not only apparent in her presentation, but in the book she authored and presented to us, The Distinctive Wedding Ceremony. Not only did Mary guide us through the wedding/officiant process, but we felt so comfortable we decided to spend more time with Mary in support through counseling sessions to enrich our own relationship. We wanted Mary to know us through and through, and we found ourselves wondering why we had a Mary sized hole in our life previously. We have quickly grown to miss Mary and crave seeing her for check-ups, pointers, tools, advice, and as a sounding board for our developing interactions as a marital team; a wise mirror of sorts to help guide and redirect us, if need be. We have found not only an officiant who guided us through the marriage ceremony - the verbal contract and proclamation of love, but someone who is also guiding us to love each other through life’s most diverse challenges day in and day out.

The mechanics of Mary’s role in our wedding varied. She orchestrated the wedding rehearsal and a specially crafted and unique ceremony we had for our daughter. I could not have dreamed of having a more intimate, customized, and special sentiment crafted for our wedding than what Mary provided. Her participation was so integral and professional that it permeated through the rest of the event, and we will forever have fond memories of that day. Mary’s ongoing role in our lives is that much more special, as the woman who married us is also helping us grow together.
When presented with a list of esteemed officiants from our unflappable wedding coordinator BreeAnn (Pink Blossom Events), Read more...
When presented with a list of esteemed officiants from our unflappable wedding coordinator BreeAnn (Pink Blossom Events), my wife immediately chose Mary. While it was a mystery to me in the moment, upon meeting with Mary we found ourselves helpless in her tractor beam. The rays of compassion, care, sincerity, and knowledge for her craft was not only apparent in her presentation, but in the book she authored and presented to us, The Distinctive Wedding Ceremony. Not only did Mary guide us through the wedding/officiant process, but we felt so comfortable we decided to spend more time with Mary in support through counseling sessions to enrich our own relationship. We wanted Mary to know us through and through, and we found ourselves wondering why we had a Mary sized hole in our life previously. We have quickly grown to miss Mary and crave seeing her for check-ups, pointers, tools, advice, and as a sounding board for our developing interactions as a marital team; a wise mirror of sorts to help guide and redirect us, if need be. We have found not only an officiant who guided us through the marriage ceremony - the verbal contract and proclamation of love, but someone who is also guiding us to love each other through life’s most diverse challenges day in and day out.

The mechanics of Mary’s role in our wedding varied. She orchestrated the wedding rehearsal and a specially crafted and unique ceremony we had for our daughter. I could not have dreamed of having a more intimate, customized, and special sentiment crafted for our wedding than what Mary provided. Her participation was so integral and professional that it permeated through the rest of the event, and we will forever have fond memories of that day. Mary’s ongoing role in our lives is that much more special, as the woman who married us is also helping us grow together. Read less
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Kari
Wedding:
7/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Mary is the sweetest and very sincere person. She is very sensitive to our family situation and provides great advice that's beyond her services. She officiated our ceremony beautifully, and afterwards, several of our guests have approached us and inquired about her.

Mary also taken it into her hands in orchestrating our rehearsal, and this is probably the smoothest rehearsal I've every been to (and am I glad that it's my own :) ). She's able to get all of our wedding party engaged and focused to their tasks, while keeping the rehearsal fun and to the point. She even drew out a very nice seating and processional chart for us. What more can you ask?! IT was amazing!

We really cannot thank her enough for all the wonderful things she has done for us, and the wonderful words she has given us during our wedding. Give Mary a call, you won't regret it!
Mary is the sweetest and very sincere person. She is very sensitive to our family situation and provides great advice Read more...
Mary is the sweetest and very sincere person. She is very sensitive to our family situation and provides great advice that's beyond her services. She officiated our ceremony beautifully, and afterwards, several of our guests have approached us and inquired about her.

Mary also taken it into her hands in orchestrating our rehearsal, and this is probably the smoothest rehearsal I've every been to (and am I glad that it's my own :) ). She's able to get all of our wedding party engaged and focused to their tasks, while keeping the rehearsal fun and to the point. She even drew out a very nice seating and processional chart for us. What more can you ask?! IT was amazing!

We really cannot thank her enough for all the wonderful things she has done for us, and the wonderful words she has given us during our wedding. Give Mary a call, you won't regret it! Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
I had been investigating officiants and had seen Rev. Mary. Then, she was recommended to me as an option by my wedding planner. We really enjoyed our first meeting. She made dinner for us while we talked through everything. Our ceremony was perfect. The right amount of spirituality that was fitting for all in attendance. What a blessing she has been for us. Thank you!!
I had been investigating officiants and had seen Rev. Mary. Then, she was recommended to me as an option by my wedding Read more...
I had been investigating officiants and had seen Rev. Mary. Then, she was recommended to me as an option by my wedding planner. We really enjoyed our first meeting. She made dinner for us while we talked through everything. Our ceremony was perfect. The right amount of spirituality that was fitting for all in attendance. What a blessing she has been for us. Thank you!! Read less
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andrea
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I call her a woman with a big heart. She was very kind, professional and so great. Friends and family loved how she made our ceremony fun and memorable. We absolutely adore her. I couldn't help but to admire and love this woman. On the day of our wedding, I was shaking so badly because of excitement and nervousness (mind you, I think its always the case for first time brides). Ms. Mary went to my dressing room and Oh la she gave me a foot massage! She calmed me down and assured me that everything will be alright. Despite that we have no much time to prepare for rehearsal because of some issues my husband and I ran into she made everything seamless. We received a lot of praises how good she was. Was asked how we found her and of course we pride of finding her through Loren Callahan of Alante Photography. She will forever be treasured and will definitely have her renew our vows. Thank you Rev. Mary! You did a great job worth remembering!!
I call her a woman with a big heart. She was very kind, professional and so great. Friends and family loved how she made Read more...
I call her a woman with a big heart. She was very kind, professional and so great. Friends and family loved how she made our ceremony fun and memorable. We absolutely adore her. I couldn't help but to admire and love this woman. On the day of our wedding, I was shaking so badly because of excitement and nervousness (mind you, I think its always the case for first time brides). Ms. Mary went to my dressing room and Oh la she gave me a foot massage! She calmed me down and assured me that everything will be alright. Despite that we have no much time to prepare for rehearsal because of some issues my husband and I ran into she made everything seamless. We received a lot of praises how good she was. Was asked how we found her and of course we pride of finding her through Loren Callahan of Alante Photography. She will forever be treasured and will definitely have her renew our vows. Thank you Rev. Mary! You did a great job worth remembering!! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We just LOVED working with Mary. The most important thing for our wedding was the personalization and customization of our ceremony. Mary's experience and expertise was extraordinary, but what made her unique was her ability to receive responses from our guests such as "the best and most special wedding ceremony I've ever been to." Some of our single guests said..."this is exactly the wedding I want when I get married." Mary was wonderful and helped make our day perfect!!!
We just LOVED working with Mary. The most important thing for our wedding was the personalization and customization of our Read more...
We just LOVED working with Mary. The most important thing for our wedding was the personalization and customization of our ceremony. Mary's experience and expertise was extraordinary, but what made her unique was her ability to receive responses from our guests such as "the best and most special wedding ceremony I've ever been to." Some of our single guests said..."this is exactly the wedding I want when I get married." Mary was wonderful and helped make our day perfect!!! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Mary is truly an amazing woman! We were so blessed to have found her to perform our wedding ceremony. From the first phone call to our wedding, she was extremely upbeat and organized. She made sure that we were on track to have all the elements of our dream wedding in place. When you invite Reverend Mary into your wedding ensemble, you have made a friend for a lifetime. She gave us a book of many options for each part of the wedding ceremony. My partner and I took the time to read through them all and create the perfect wedding verses that fit our relationship. We also got to include a part of the ceremony with our kids, bonding our new family together in front of our friends and family. I love how on task she is and how she took the reins when it came to planning for our wedding, even our rehearsal. She made her expectations known so we knew exactly where to go and when. She worked extremely well with our wedding coordinator and other vendors, which helped in the wedding going on flawlessly. Thank you Reverend Mary for giving us the ceremony of our dreams!!!
Reverend Mary is truly an amazing woman! We were so blessed to have found her to perform our wedding ceremony. From the Read more...
Reverend Mary is truly an amazing woman! We were so blessed to have found her to perform our wedding ceremony. From the first phone call to our wedding, she was extremely upbeat and organized. She made sure that we were on track to have all the elements of our dream wedding in place. When you invite Reverend Mary into your wedding ensemble, you have made a friend for a lifetime. She gave us a book of many options for each part of the wedding ceremony. My partner and I took the time to read through them all and create the perfect wedding verses that fit our relationship. We also got to include a part of the ceremony with our kids, bonding our new family together in front of our friends and family. I love how on task she is and how she took the reins when it came to planning for our wedding, even our rehearsal. She made her expectations known so we knew exactly where to go and when. She worked extremely well with our wedding coordinator and other vendors, which helped in the wedding going on flawlessly. Thank you Reverend Mary for giving us the ceremony of our dreams!!! Read less
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Celine
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to begin. I had my wedding this past Saturday, and Rev. Mary was beyond amazing.
Between my husband and I, we have many complications in our families (parents that are divorces with new spouses, etc). Mary made the process for our 200 person wedding SEAMLESS and absolutely beautiful.
She helped facilitate the entire process, beginning when we first met with her 6 months ago. Her expertise provided so many helpful hints on making sure that everything went smoothly and that my husband and I were able to focus on the real reason that we were there, our commitment and love. I HIGHLY recommend Rev. Mary Calhoun... we could not have gotten through it without her.
I don't even know where to begin. I had my wedding this past Saturday, and Rev. Mary was beyond amazing.
Between my Read more...
I don't even know where to begin. I had my wedding this past Saturday, and Rev. Mary was beyond amazing.
Between my husband and I, we have many complications in our families (parents that are divorces with new spouses, etc). Mary made the process for our 200 person wedding SEAMLESS and absolutely beautiful.
She helped facilitate the entire process, beginning when we first met with her 6 months ago. Her expertise provided so many helpful hints on making sure that everything went smoothly and that my husband and I were able to focus on the real reason that we were there, our commitment and love. I HIGHLY recommend Rev. Mary Calhoun... we could not have gotten through it without her. Read less
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Eva
Wedding:
1/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I feel bad that I'm just getting to this now, but the honeymoon and newlywed life has kept us busy!
Mary was our wedding officiant for our small ceremony on New Years Day. I couldn't agree more with these reviews... she was so loving, warm, funny, welcoming, and professional. Her message was beautiful and she has already been hired for my sister's wedding and my childhood best friends. What a special person!!!!
I feel bad that I'm just getting to this now, but the honeymoon and newlywed life has kept us busy!
Mary was our Read more...
I feel bad that I'm just getting to this now, but the honeymoon and newlywed life has kept us busy!
Mary was our wedding officiant for our small ceremony on New Years Day. I couldn't agree more with these reviews... she was so loving, warm, funny, welcoming, and professional. Her message was beautiful and she has already been hired for my sister's wedding and my childhood best friends. What a special person!!!! Read less
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