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Weddings with Heart - Bend, The Metolius, Black Butte, Sunriver, Broken Top, Brasada

Bend , OR
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Bend, OR US 97701 (map)

PHONE

541-312-3393

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ABOUT US

As a Non-denominational Minister, Officiant, & Celebrant - I am dedicated to making your ceremony unique, intimate, fresh, and lovely.

I offer contemporary to traditional to... Read more
As a Non-denominational Minister, Officiant, & Celebrant - I am dedicated to making your ceremony unique, intimate, fresh, and lovely.

I offer contemporary to traditional to whimsical ceremonies; that are Simple to Formal to Sacred; reflecting your personal style, love, and values.

Whether you want a large formal traditional celebration or a small unique ceremony.
I will support you in creating a lovely and meaningful ceremony just the way you want it in the setting of your choice.

I am very open and acknowledge all paths and journeys to love. I have performed over 700 Wedding over the past 19 years enhancing my ability to be creative, flexible, and supportive. I am highly organized, personable, inspiring, friendly, and fun.

Designer, Intimate, and Elopement Ceremonies
I offer interfaith ceremonies and same sex ceremonies. - I love to incorporate aspects of each person's faith into your Ceremony. The Designer Ceremony:
To make the Wedding designing process simple and easy - I give you many Ceremony ideas to craft your ceremony from.
I then script your entire Wedding and your Processional. At your Rehearsal we refine your ceremony process even further.

When creating your Designer Ceremony - you can call me or email me anytime during this process as we create your ceremony together. Along with the consultation meeting we will have.

Because of my experience and organizational skill you will be able to fully relax and enjoy your Wedding Ceremony.


The Intimate Ceremony

For less than 20 guests- designed and created to have a intimate and genuine feel that if a full expression of your Love.

Exquisite Elopement in my English Garden in July and August in Bend, OR or I help you find a beautiful location in nature or a cool hotel, or that perfect vacation rental for your Elopement.

Most couples who request my services are looking for a ceremony that celebrates
the miracles of love and connection versus having a strong religious focus.

Besides co-creating a beautiful Wedding Ceremony with you, I make sure every detail of the ceremony
is addressed before and during the ceremony to ensure that the entire process is effortless and exactly what you want.

I have been ordained as a Minister by the Universal Life Church, a non-denominational, interfaith church, since 1995.

I lived all over the world making me very open to your unique expression of our Love. I am also trained as a Relationship Happiness Coach - making it easy for me to get to know you - to create rapport so that I can truly create a beautiful ceremony with you.

Let me be the one to support you in creating, designing, & facilitating your Wedding Ceremony of Love.

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

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)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes. Most of my Ceremonies are outside in Beautiful Locations.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I dress to mirror what you are wearing. Usually, I am understated so that I don't upstage the Bride or the Groom. I dress very professionally. For simple simple Weddings I can be as casual as you are.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes....I am totally flexible when it comes to creating your ceremony. I am fun, passionate, and creative.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes.......I encourage my couples to write their own vows. I also give you lots of support and ideas. Since I am a Relationship Coach..I support you to really express your love story in words.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes. I have many options in terms of ceremony ideas, vows, poems, readings, and ceremonies within the ceremony...etc. I send you 11 Wedding Ceremony Ideas.
How long are your ceremonies?
Ceremonies length is a totally a reflection of what we co-create together. I would say in general 15 to 30 minutes max. Most ceremonies are around 23 minutes long. They can be longer or shorter.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I don't require Pre- Commitment Counseling but ..I offer it. I am trained as a Relationship Coach....I design all my pre-commit/ premarital coaching to address your specific needs. Often my clients say.....they can't believe how helpful, supportive, and extraordinary the coaching is. They love learning ...new ways to relate that deepen their love.
 
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes....I love to perform pre-ceremony as it makes the Wedding Day so much easier and so much more fun. It usually creates an incredible amount of Peace of Mind. For very small Wedding sometimes we don't need a pre-ceremony rehearsal. I will offer whatever you want though.
Do you supply a sound system?
No, The DJ's at the Wedding usually supplies the sound system. Often I don't need a sound system as I have the capacity to project....If you as a couple want to be heard we work with the DJ or you rent or find a Sound system.

REVIEWS

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Darci
Wedding:
8/24/2014
4.9/5.0
ME made our wedding truly memorable, she took time to understand what our values were and what we wanted out of our ceremony. She is easy to work with and very warm and friendly!! Highly recommend her to anyone getting married in Bend.
ME made our wedding truly memorable, she took time to understand what our values were and what we wanted out of our Read more...
ME made our wedding truly memorable, she took time to understand what our values were and what we wanted out of our ceremony. She is easy to work with and very warm and friendly!! Highly recommend her to anyone getting married in Bend. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen provided us with the most sincere, heartfelt and wonderful ceremony. She was very professional yet still very compasssionate. My ceremony and working with her were all that I had hoped for!
Mary Ellen provided us with the most sincere, heartfelt and wonderful ceremony. She was very professional yet still very Read more...
Mary Ellen provided us with the most sincere, heartfelt and wonderful ceremony. She was very professional yet still very compasssionate. My ceremony and working with her were all that I had hoped for! Read less
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Lalena
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen (ME) was incredibly supportive and flexible throughout the entire planning process. I had a lot of ideas and tried to include too much in the ceremony at first. She asked all the right questions and helped guide us to the best ceremony we could have hoped for! ME personalized our ceremony by including menton of our dogs, which was important to us as well. Overall, ME was a joy to work with, Fun, vibrant and professional! We had the best day of our lives!
Mary Ellen (ME) was incredibly supportive and flexible throughout the entire planning process. I had a lot of ideas and Read more...
Mary Ellen (ME) was incredibly supportive and flexible throughout the entire planning process. I had a lot of ideas and tried to include too much in the ceremony at first. She asked all the right questions and helped guide us to the best ceremony we could have hoped for! ME personalized our ceremony by including menton of our dogs, which was important to us as well. Overall, ME was a joy to work with, Fun, vibrant and professional! We had the best day of our lives! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary Ellen, "M.E. Emmy", was absolutely amazing! She officiated our wedding this past August 16th in such a personal and beautiful way.

Emme made a point to meet with us at Anthony's in Bend and get to know us. She shared some very beautiful things at our ceremony (with our consent, of course!), with family and friends.

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous, but before too long, Emme made me feel right at ease, with her reassuring manner.

We are so happy to know Emme, and she is someone who you would want to continue to communicate with even after the big day has passed!

I highly recommend Emme for any type of wedding you may have!
Rev. Mary Ellen, "M.E. Emmy", was absolutely amazing! She officiated our wedding this past August 16th in such a personal Read more...
Rev. Mary Ellen, "M.E. Emmy", was absolutely amazing! She officiated our wedding this past August 16th in such a personal and beautiful way.

Emme made a point to meet with us at Anthony's in Bend and get to know us. She shared some very beautiful things at our ceremony (with our consent, of course!), with family and friends.

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous, but before too long, Emme made me feel right at ease, with her reassuring manner.

We are so happy to know Emme, and she is someone who you would want to continue to communicate with even after the big day has passed!

I highly recommend Emme for any type of wedding you may have! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Weddings With Heart was a perfect match for our 'Surprise Wedding' for our families. It was small and intimate and held with the Sacredness that we were looking for. Mary Ellen was everything and more that we were looking for in an officiant. I would recommend her to any and everyone I know. She has the capacity to perform any type of wedding, in any type of setting, as she takes the time to really get to know her couple before creating their ceremony with them. She is delightful, thoughtful, and professional. We will be forever grateful for her Presence on our wedding day.
~Erin & Steve
Weddings With Heart was a perfect match for our 'Surprise Wedding' for our families. It was small and intimate and held Read more...
Weddings With Heart was a perfect match for our 'Surprise Wedding' for our families. It was small and intimate and held with the Sacredness that we were looking for. Mary Ellen was everything and more that we were looking for in an officiant. I would recommend her to any and everyone I know. She has the capacity to perform any type of wedding, in any type of setting, as she takes the time to really get to know her couple before creating their ceremony with them. She is delightful, thoughtful, and professional. We will be forever grateful for her Presence on our wedding day.
~Erin & Steve Read less
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Katy
Wedding:
7/4/2014
3.9/5.0
Mary Ellen was great!! Our ceremony was at Crater Lake National Park, she drove down there and performed like a champ, it was very windy!! Several of my family members commented on how unique the ceremony was that she provided.
Mary Ellen was great!! Our ceremony was at Crater Lake National Park, she drove down there and performed like a champ, it Read more...
Mary Ellen was great!! Our ceremony was at Crater Lake National Park, she drove down there and performed like a champ, it was very windy!! Several of my family members commented on how unique the ceremony was that she provided. Read less
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Paula
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her extensive experience working couples and conducting personalized ceremonies was readily apparent. She is warm, easy to connect with, professional, and very flexible. We truly valued our pre-wedding couples sessions with Mary Ellen, and were able to create a positive dialogue and clear intentions to carry us into our marriage. Under her guidance, the ceremony came together better than we could have imagined. We are very grateful to have had her as part of our wedding.
Mary Ellen was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her extensive experience working couples and conducting personalized Read more...
Mary Ellen was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her extensive experience working couples and conducting personalized ceremonies was readily apparent. She is warm, easy to connect with, professional, and very flexible. We truly valued our pre-wedding couples sessions with Mary Ellen, and were able to create a positive dialogue and clear intentions to carry us into our marriage. Under her guidance, the ceremony came together better than we could have imagined. We are very grateful to have had her as part of our wedding. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
EM was amazing! She helped guide us and create the perfect ceremony for us. She really listens and tries to figure out who you are and what you want your ceremony to look like. We are really grateful that we found her! The actual ceremony was perfect.. she has a wonderful energy and you can tell she truly loves what she does and cares about the people she is marrying. Very much recommend!
EM was amazing! She helped guide us and create the perfect ceremony for us. She really listens and tries to figure out who Read more...
EM was amazing! She helped guide us and create the perfect ceremony for us. She really listens and tries to figure out who you are and what you want your ceremony to look like. We are really grateful that we found her! The actual ceremony was perfect.. she has a wonderful energy and you can tell she truly loves what she does and cares about the people she is marrying. Very much recommend! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen is wonderful!!! Her time taken to get to know us before our special day was really commendable and meant so much to us!! When she married us we didn't view her as a licensed stranger but more as a supporter and encourager for our commitment! When she spoke to our guests about who we are as individuals and as a couple, it was genuine and she was able to draw from her own observations!

Mary Ellen is organized, on time always and very professional! Beyond those qualities, she is fun, energetic and a believer in love and companionship! I will be recommending her to others in the future for their special day or even for relationship counseling! Time spent with M.E. is time well spent and won't be forgotten!!!
Mary Ellen is wonderful!!! Her time taken to get to know us before our special day was really commendable and meant so Read more...
Mary Ellen is wonderful!!! Her time taken to get to know us before our special day was really commendable and meant so much to us!! When she married us we didn't view her as a licensed stranger but more as a supporter and encourager for our commitment! When she spoke to our guests about who we are as individuals and as a couple, it was genuine and she was able to draw from her own observations!

Mary Ellen is organized, on time always and very professional! Beyond those qualities, she is fun, energetic and a believer in love and companionship! I will be recommending her to others in the future for their special day or even for relationship counseling! Time spent with M.E. is time well spent and won't be forgotten!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen Deckelmann couldn't have been more perfect for our wedding. She was extremely flexible, trusting, professional, fun and kind in her fee structure. Other wedding planners wouldn't even speak to us unless we were planning a costly extravaganza. Mary Ellen helped us with a beautiful, intimate ,and very low cost ceremony which just included two wonderful friends. We loved her. Our special day was tailored exactly to our needs. We had a wonderful time.

Adelle and John
Mary Ellen Deckelmann couldn't have been more perfect for our wedding. She was extremely flexible, trusting, professional, Read more...
Mary Ellen Deckelmann couldn't have been more perfect for our wedding. She was extremely flexible, trusting, professional, fun and kind in her fee structure. Other wedding planners wouldn't even speak to us unless we were planning a costly extravaganza. Mary Ellen helped us with a beautiful, intimate ,and very low cost ceremony which just included two wonderful friends. We loved her. Our special day was tailored exactly to our needs. We had a wonderful time.

Adelle and John Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding day! We are from out of state so only met her 10 mins before the ceremony and she still managed to make it a very personalized, wonderful experience - building this rapport so instantly is an incredible talent that Mary Ellen has! It was a perfect day and we couldn't have asked for anything more from our elopement! Highly recommend her! Thank you again Mary Ellen!
Rebecca and Charlie
Mary Ellen did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding day! We are from out of state so only met her 10 mins before the Read more...
Mary Ellen did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding day! We are from out of state so only met her 10 mins before the ceremony and she still managed to make it a very personalized, wonderful experience - building this rapport so instantly is an incredible talent that Mary Ellen has! It was a perfect day and we couldn't have asked for anything more from our elopement! Highly recommend her! Thank you again Mary Ellen!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
March 8, 2014 Mt. Bachelor tree-line wedding.

Reverend Mary Ellen's time investment in our wedding was extraordinary & unexpected. She prepared an address that was specially tailored to be most meaningful to us, and she delivered it in a challenging natural outdoor cathedral. Her robust enthusiasm and lively spirit provided positive reinforcement throughout the entire process.
We are extremely pleased with our choice of Reverend Mary Ellen to officiate for this once in a lifetime celebration.
March 8, 2014 Mt. Bachelor tree-line wedding.

Reverend Mary Ellen's time investment in our wedding was Read more...
March 8, 2014 Mt. Bachelor tree-line wedding.

Reverend Mary Ellen's time investment in our wedding was extraordinary & unexpected. She prepared an address that was specially tailored to be most meaningful to us, and she delivered it in a challenging natural outdoor cathedral. Her robust enthusiasm and lively spirit provided positive reinforcement throughout the entire process.
We are extremely pleased with our choice of Reverend Mary Ellen to officiate for this once in a lifetime celebration. Read less
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Erin and Dean
Wedding:
12/31/2013
4.9/5.0
ME is everything she says she is. She likes to listen to the couple she is working with, and come to know who they are, then she uses this information to individualize the ceremony. ME clearly is a non judgmental person, who appreciates how two people love each other.
Our ceremony was small, sweet, and perfect for us, just like our marriage.
Thank-you ME.
ME is everything she says she is. She likes to listen to the couple she is working with, and come to know who they are, Read more...
ME is everything she says she is. She likes to listen to the couple she is working with, and come to know who they are, then she uses this information to individualize the ceremony. ME clearly is a non judgmental person, who appreciates how two people love each other.
Our ceremony was small, sweet, and perfect for us, just like our marriage.
Thank-you ME. Read less
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Sheri
Wedding:
10/25/2013
4.9/5.0
We were very pleased with our wedding day! Mary Ellen Deckelmann did a great job; the two witnesses she provided were fantastic. We could not have had a nicer wedding on such a beautiful day in the park!
We were very pleased with our wedding day! Mary Ellen Deckelmann did a great job; the two witnesses she provided were Read more...
We were very pleased with our wedding day! Mary Ellen Deckelmann did a great job; the two witnesses she provided were fantastic. We could not have had a nicer wedding on such a beautiful day in the park! Read less
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Laurie and Jan
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen helped us to find the perfect outdoor location for our wedding. She understands that we are nature lovers, and created the ceremony with awareness of the trees, the river, and the wind. It was very special to us. She found two awesome women to be our witnesses. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience, with better people. The day was absolutely magical for us both!
Mary Ellen helped us to find the perfect outdoor location for our wedding. She understands that we are nature lovers, and Read more...
Mary Ellen helped us to find the perfect outdoor location for our wedding. She understands that we are nature lovers, and created the ceremony with awareness of the trees, the river, and the wind. It was very special to us. She found two awesome women to be our witnesses. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect experience, with better people. The day was absolutely magical for us both! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We knew Mary Ellen was the one for our special day within the first minute of our very first phone conversation. She is full of love, happiness, and joy! The three key components to an amazing day! We felt as though we had been friends before we ever met in person and we knew our day would be special! We are so very thankful for finding Mary Ellen and between her and Amanda Conde our photographer, we had an amazing elopement wedding and actually still had money in the bank when we were done! I always try and find the best person in their field for whatever it is I am doing and we found that in Bend! Thanks Mary Ellen!
We knew Mary Ellen was the one for our special day within the first minute of our very first phone conversation. She is Read more...
We knew Mary Ellen was the one for our special day within the first minute of our very first phone conversation. She is full of love, happiness, and joy! The three key components to an amazing day! We felt as though we had been friends before we ever met in person and we knew our day would be special! We are so very thankful for finding Mary Ellen and between her and Amanda Conde our photographer, we had an amazing elopement wedding and actually still had money in the bank when we were done! I always try and find the best person in their field for whatever it is I am doing and we found that in Bend! Thanks Mary Ellen! Read less
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Channy
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I would 100% recommend Mary Ellen to be any couples officiant!
The first day I talked with Mary Ellen over the phone I knew she was going to be the one to mary us!
Mary Ellen was very kind, compassionate and interested in my husband and I. She spent time (which a lot of people in the wedding vender world are lacking) with me on the phone talking and asking about our how are love grew and where we see our love taking us. She helped me visualize our special day and helped me feel at ease with our 3 month planing process.
Mary Ellen met up with us in person for lunch and spent a lot more time getting to know us on a friendship level. We then spent the next 3 months emailing back and forth about our ceremony and vows.
She was wonderful, patient, funny, open minded and creative throughout the whole process of writing our ceremony and vows.
On the day of our wedding Mary Ellen helped with making our special day everything we dreamed of! We had a big intimate wedding thanks to the words Mary Ellen spoke to make our union official. She was very professional yet relaxed throughout the whole process!
We have been asked many of times from our family and friends if Mary Ellen is our close friend and how long did we know her... everyone loved her and thought we new her since we were kids! She made all of our guests feel our love and our connection. She listened to everything we said and custom wrote our ceremony exactly the way we would have wrote it if we could write as well as her!
I feel like we have a great friend in Bend for as long as our love will last~ Forever!
I would 100% recommend Mary Ellen to be any couples officiant!
The first day I talked with Mary Ellen over the phone Read more...
I would 100% recommend Mary Ellen to be any couples officiant!
The first day I talked with Mary Ellen over the phone I knew she was going to be the one to mary us!
Mary Ellen was very kind, compassionate and interested in my husband and I. She spent time (which a lot of people in the wedding vender world are lacking) with me on the phone talking and asking about our how are love grew and where we see our love taking us. She helped me visualize our special day and helped me feel at ease with our 3 month planing process.
Mary Ellen met up with us in person for lunch and spent a lot more time getting to know us on a friendship level. We then spent the next 3 months emailing back and forth about our ceremony and vows.
She was wonderful, patient, funny, open minded and creative throughout the whole process of writing our ceremony and vows.
On the day of our wedding Mary Ellen helped with making our special day everything we dreamed of! We had a big intimate wedding thanks to the words Mary Ellen spoke to make our union official. She was very professional yet relaxed throughout the whole process!
We have been asked many of times from our family and friends if Mary Ellen is our close friend and how long did we know her... everyone loved her and thought we new her since we were kids! She made all of our guests feel our love and our connection. She listened to everything we said and custom wrote our ceremony exactly the way we would have wrote it if we could write as well as her!
I feel like we have a great friend in Bend for as long as our love will last~ Forever! Read less
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Hilary
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.6/5.0
ME came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She provided us with very helpful ideas as we wrote our wedding vows and planned our ceremony. We had pre-wedding consultations with her and she orchestrated our ceremony rehearsal. She was invaluable in the rehearsal, providing excellent guidance to our friend who served as our officiant. ME was professional and thoughtful and definitely brought a creative heart centered approach to planning our ceremony.
ME came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She provided us with very helpful ideas as we wrote our wedding vows Read more...
ME came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She provided us with very helpful ideas as we wrote our wedding vows and planned our ceremony. We had pre-wedding consultations with her and she orchestrated our ceremony rehearsal. She was invaluable in the rehearsal, providing excellent guidance to our friend who served as our officiant. ME was professional and thoughtful and definitely brought a creative heart centered approach to planning our ceremony. Read less
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Pawnee
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen was perfect for our wedding. It was small intimate ceremony on the cliffs above Dillon Falls, Bend OR. Since we were out of town, she gave me a few places to choose from and it couldn't have turned out more perfect. She is a very caring loving person that made my day the best. Thank you ME!
Mary Ellen was perfect for our wedding. It was small intimate ceremony on the cliffs above Dillon Falls, Bend OR. Since we Read more...
Mary Ellen was perfect for our wedding. It was small intimate ceremony on the cliffs above Dillon Falls, Bend OR. Since we were out of town, she gave me a few places to choose from and it couldn't have turned out more perfect. She is a very caring loving person that made my day the best. Thank you ME! Read less
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Lea
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.8/5.0
We were very happy with Mary Ellen as the officiant for our wedding and recommend her highly. She was extremely helpful in assisting with the creation of our ceremony and very patient. She also has an amazing prescence and was able to organize and competently guide our wedding party during the rehearsal which was so reassuring and helpful. It's obvious she truly cares about the couples she works with too! Thanks Mary Ellen! Lea and Kyle
We were very happy with Mary Ellen as the officiant for our wedding and recommend her highly. She was extremely helpful in Read more...
We were very happy with Mary Ellen as the officiant for our wedding and recommend her highly. She was extremely helpful in assisting with the creation of our ceremony and very patient. She also has an amazing prescence and was able to organize and competently guide our wedding party during the rehearsal which was so reassuring and helpful. It's obvious she truly cares about the couples she works with too! Thanks Mary Ellen! Lea and Kyle Read less
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amber
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Maryellen met all of our needs and made our ceremony perfect in every way shes great at helping you get everything in order . She has a great heart and is a very sweet caring women.
Maryellen met all of our needs and made our ceremony perfect in every way shes great at helping you get everything in Read more...
Maryellen met all of our needs and made our ceremony perfect in every way shes great at helping you get everything in order . She has a great heart and is a very sweet caring women. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen was a great officiant for our wedding. She was promt with email responses and performed a great ceremony. Lots of guest came up after the ceremony and mentioned how great a job she did. Highly recommended.
Mary Ellen was a great officiant for our wedding. She was promt with email responses and performed a great ceremony. Lots Read more...
Mary Ellen was a great officiant for our wedding. She was promt with email responses and performed a great ceremony. Lots of guest came up after the ceremony and mentioned how great a job she did. Highly recommended. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen was great! she was very helpful to my husband and I and knew good spots in the outdoors. She did an absolute beautiful job choosing and reciting the words at our wedding. I would absolutely suggest her to any bride and groom.
Mary Ellen was great! she was very helpful to my husband and I and knew good spots in the outdoors. She did an absolute Read more...
Mary Ellen was great! she was very helpful to my husband and I and knew good spots in the outdoors. She did an absolute beautiful job choosing and reciting the words at our wedding. I would absolutely suggest her to any bride and groom. Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
MaryEllen is amazing, that's all I can say. Words don't say what she really is as a person. We had a Celtic, Christian, Japanese ceremony and...wow more beautiful and deep then I ever imagined. You want a plain jane wedding, she can provide that any day but you want a unique one of a kind wedding, use her for sure!!! She spent months with us creating our special moment and it was worth every minute. People are still talking about how truly beautiful it was. Whole ceremony only took about 20 minutes yet we got to hear and share everything we dreamed. I can't wait to have an excuse to work with her again. She not only is a wonderful Reverend but has many other amazing gifts and talents to share with the world!! We're all honored and so blessed to know her and now have her apart of our world. Thanks MaryEllen it was a dream come true.
MaryEllen is amazing, that's all I can say. Words don't say what she really is as a person. We had a Celtic, Christian, Read more...
MaryEllen is amazing, that's all I can say. Words don't say what she really is as a person. We had a Celtic, Christian, Japanese ceremony and...wow more beautiful and deep then I ever imagined. You want a plain jane wedding, she can provide that any day but you want a unique one of a kind wedding, use her for sure!!! She spent months with us creating our special moment and it was worth every minute. People are still talking about how truly beautiful it was. Whole ceremony only took about 20 minutes yet we got to hear and share everything we dreamed. I can't wait to have an excuse to work with her again. She not only is a wonderful Reverend but has many other amazing gifts and talents to share with the world!! We're all honored and so blessed to know her and now have her apart of our world. Thanks MaryEllen it was a dream come true. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen made our day just that much more special. We had special circumstances for a late planned wedding and she had our best interest at heart. Great communication, she is just great all around. I would highly recommend her.
Mary Ellen made our day just that much more special. We had special circumstances for a late planned wedding and she had Read more...
Mary Ellen made our day just that much more special. We had special circumstances for a late planned wedding and she had our best interest at heart. Great communication, she is just great all around. I would highly recommend her. Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen was wonderful! She very much embodies the very essence of the name of her offerings as an officiant. Weddings With Heart! She brought warmth, kindness, and reverence to the sacred space our gathering created. (we all hiked in together and found a spot by the Tumalo River to hold the service) I can not NOW imagine anyone else having preformed our very special ceremony. Thanks Mary Ellen, we are off on our honeymoon to traipse around Zion, and the Southwest. Warm Blessing upon you,
Debi & Jeff
Mary Ellen was wonderful! She very much embodies the very essence of the name of her offerings as an officiant. Weddings Read more...
Mary Ellen was wonderful! She very much embodies the very essence of the name of her offerings as an officiant. Weddings With Heart! She brought warmth, kindness, and reverence to the sacred space our gathering created. (we all hiked in together and found a spot by the Tumalo River to hold the service) I can not NOW imagine anyone else having preformed our very special ceremony. Thanks Mary Ellen, we are off on our honeymoon to traipse around Zion, and the Southwest. Warm Blessing upon you,
Debi & Jeff Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
10/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Maryellen was amazing! She was easy to contact and communicate with. She worked with my husband and I to tailor our custom ceremony. She made our day together special and sincere. It was just perfect!
Maryellen was amazing! She was easy to contact and communicate with. She worked with my husband and I to tailor our custom Read more...
Maryellen was amazing! She was easy to contact and communicate with. She worked with my husband and I to tailor our custom ceremony. She made our day together special and sincere. It was just perfect! Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
She was very professional and yet personable, which was important for both of us. She gave us a lot of ideas to assist with details of the wedding in general. We were both very pleased with the outcome.
She was very professional and yet personable, which was important for both of us. She gave us a lot of ideas to assist Read more...
She was very professional and yet personable, which was important for both of us. She gave us a lot of ideas to assist with details of the wedding in general. We were both very pleased with the outcome. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen was great to work with. She was very flexible and had great ideas. We wanted to get married in a remote area with just us and our kids and she was willing to travel to where we needed her. We also wanted a very informal ceremony and she did a great job of getting to know us and adding information about us to our vows. She also provided great ideas on how we could include the children in our ceremony. We do not live in the area and she was able to answer questions for us and kept in contact via e-mail and phone up until the day of our ceremony.
Mary Ellen was great to work with. She was very flexible and had great ideas. We wanted to get married in a remote area Read more...
Mary Ellen was great to work with. She was very flexible and had great ideas. We wanted to get married in a remote area with just us and our kids and she was willing to travel to where we needed her. We also wanted a very informal ceremony and she did a great job of getting to know us and adding information about us to our vows. She also provided great ideas on how we could include the children in our ceremony. We do not live in the area and she was able to answer questions for us and kept in contact via e-mail and phone up until the day of our ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
She's awesome and very helpful to make each wedding personalized to the couple at an affordable rate.
She's awesome and very helpful to make each wedding personalized to the couple at an affordable rate.
She's awesome and very helpful to make each wedding personalized to the couple at an affordable rate. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.9/5.0
Mary Ellen was great! She listened to our needs, she gave good ideas and suggestions, she provided fantastic witnesses for us and she was very pleasant to talk to. I would recommend her to others.
Mary Ellen was great! She listened to our needs, she gave good ideas and suggestions, she provided fantastic witnesses for Read more...
Mary Ellen was great! She listened to our needs, she gave good ideas and suggestions, she provided fantastic witnesses for us and she was very pleasant to talk to. I would recommend her to others. Read less
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EColvill
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary Ellen was absolutley wonderful to work with. She was open to our suggestions and was able to create a unique ceremony that fit our personalities and love story. Being a bride from out of town, she was flexible with meeting times and was able to address all of my questions via email or phone calls. By the time the wedding actually came around, we felt like Mary Ellen was a friend participating in the event and not just somebody we hired to be there.
Rev. Mary Ellen was absolutley wonderful to work with. She was open to our suggestions and was able to create a unique Read more...
Rev. Mary Ellen was absolutley wonderful to work with. She was open to our suggestions and was able to create a unique ceremony that fit our personalities and love story. Being a bride from out of town, she was flexible with meeting times and was able to address all of my questions via email or phone calls. By the time the wedding actually came around, we felt like Mary Ellen was a friend participating in the event and not just somebody we hired to be there. Read less
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carotello
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I am shocked to see a negative review for Mary Ellen. I got married a couple weeks ago, and I cannot say enough positive things about her, and the way she conducted and prepared our ceremony.
We live in California, but wanted to get married at my husband's parents house in Sunriver, where we have been spending holidays since we started dating. Preparing a wedding from far away, even a small one, presents some challenges, and the choice of an officiant was one of them initially, because we are not religious and did not want a religious service, but still wanted a personalized one that highlighted the love we have for one another.
We picked Mary Ellen from a list, based on what she said on her website, and just sort of a gut feeling. We contacted her, and had a phone conversation in which she asked questions trying to get to know us. She was diligent but also extremely friendly and funny.
After the phone call, we decided to go ahead and have her marry us. She sent us an email with a variety of previous ceremonies she had prepared for people, and we got to write what we liked about them and what we would want to change. In addition we wanted to not only write our own vows, but to say some words to each other about our love and what we mean to one another. Mary Ellen embraced this initiative, and I feel that the ceremony she wrote for us was a custom-made introduction to highlight our vows and words to one another.
Prior to the wedding we met in person at her office, and it was not only a wonderful way to get to know each other better, but very therapeutic in the way she made us feel at ease, and took us out of the place of stress prior to our ceremony, and into the important place which is the awesome thing we have together.
We decided to have a rehearsal as well, because we were both nervous wrecks, and I am really glad we did, because we were able to clear our minds a little before the big day and really take a minute and see and enjoy what we were doing.
In addition, Mary Ellen was very aware and gave us some excellent feedback on logistical stuff we had not thought about at all. Things like music for people to gather, who would enter with who and what musical queues we would look for. Spacing, timing, placement, and safety. We were glad to have her expert eye.
In response to the previous reviewer's unkind remark about Mary Ellen's personality: I'd say Mary Ellen has a quirky, slightly weird sense of humor, but in life I have learned that these are the best people to know, who have an unusual point of view and that don't take things too seriously. We loved Mary Ellen's quirk, and so did our families and friends. We also can say that when she means business, she can put the quirk aside and take care of business.
Thank you, Mary Ellen, for making our day extra special and for working with us to make it so personal and wonderful. We will remember you as one of the highlights of our wedding, and will keep in touch forever.
I am shocked to see a negative review for Mary Ellen. I got married a couple weeks ago, and I cannot say enough positive Read more...
I am shocked to see a negative review for Mary Ellen. I got married a couple weeks ago, and I cannot say enough positive things about her, and the way she conducted and prepared our ceremony.
We live in California, but wanted to get married at my husband's parents house in Sunriver, where we have been spending holidays since we started dating. Preparing a wedding from far away, even a small one, presents some challenges, and the choice of an officiant was one of them initially, because we are not religious and did not want a religious service, but still wanted a personalized one that highlighted the love we have for one another.
We picked Mary Ellen from a list, based on what she said on her website, and just sort of a gut feeling. We contacted her, and had a phone conversation in which she asked questions trying to get to know us. She was diligent but also extremely friendly and funny.
After the phone call, we decided to go ahead and have her marry us. She sent us an email with a variety of previous ceremonies she had prepared for people, and we got to write what we liked about them and what we would want to change. In addition we wanted to not only write our own vows, but to say some words to each other about our love and what we mean to one another. Mary Ellen embraced this initiative, and I feel that the ceremony she wrote for us was a custom-made introduction to highlight our vows and words to one another.
Prior to the wedding we met in person at her office, and it was not only a wonderful way to get to know each other better, but very therapeutic in the way she made us feel at ease, and took us out of the place of stress prior to our ceremony, and into the important place which is the awesome thing we have together.
We decided to have a rehearsal as well, because we were both nervous wrecks, and I am really glad we did, because we were able to clear our minds a little before the big day and really take a minute and see and enjoy what we were doing.
In addition, Mary Ellen was very aware and gave us some excellent feedback on logistical stuff we had not thought about at all. Things like music for people to gather, who would enter with who and what musical queues we would look for. Spacing, timing, placement, and safety. We were glad to have her expert eye.
In response to the previous reviewer's unkind remark about Mary Ellen's personality: I'd say Mary Ellen has a quirky, slightly weird sense of humor, but in life I have learned that these are the best people to know, who have an unusual point of view and that don't take things too seriously. We loved Mary Ellen's quirk, and so did our families and friends. We also can say that when she means business, she can put the quirk aside and take care of business.
Thank you, Mary Ellen, for making our day extra special and for working with us to make it so personal and wonderful. We will remember you as one of the highlights of our wedding, and will keep in touch forever. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
M.E. was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She was professional but not stiff, fun but responsible. She provided great ideas and helped facilitate all the ideas the we wanted and even improved on a few. She was super flexible with our needs and wants for our nontraditional ceremony.

A year and half later, we still love communicating and staying in touch!

I would and do recommend her to anyone and everyone for their wedding. M.E. is a perfect fit for any wedding type, from low key to grand and everywhere in between. And when it comes time to renew our vows, I will use her again. :D
M.E. was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She was professional but not stiff, fun but responsible. She provided Read more...
M.E. was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She was professional but not stiff, fun but responsible. She provided great ideas and helped facilitate all the ideas the we wanted and even improved on a few. She was super flexible with our needs and wants for our nontraditional ceremony.

A year and half later, we still love communicating and staying in touch!

I would and do recommend her to anyone and everyone for their wedding. M.E. is a perfect fit for any wedding type, from low key to grand and everywhere in between. And when it comes time to renew our vows, I will use her again. :D Read less
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nicholecpb
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose Mary Ellen because she was highly recommended to us by some close friends of ours. We wanted our wedding ceremony to be non-traditional, non-religious and fun but also an elegant and beautiful expression of our love. We thought this might be a bit of a challenge but Mary Ellen came through for us and helped us to craft a ceremony that was absolutely perfect. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of time that Mary Ellen spent with us - getting to know us and what we were looking for in our wedding. Her sincere enthusiasm for us left us feeling so excited every time we left her office. She is extremely easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about logistics and what to expect. She never once pushed any of her own ideas onto us and strongly encouraged us to write our own vows which I am so grateful for. She was extremely flexible with our non-traditional ceremony and open to changes even at the last minute. When it came to the actual ceremony, her smile and sense of humor put us at ease so that we were able to relax and enjoy the ceremony. I never thought I would laugh or have as much fun as I did during my wedding! Our ceremony felt personal and custom made for us - far from most of the cookie cutter wedding ceremonies I have seen. My family and friends all loved her as well! Another part of Mary Ellen's service that I couldn't have been more grateful for was her professionalism and experience. She made sure the logistics of a complicated wedding ceremony with a large wedding party ran smoothly and effortlessly. Throughout the entire process Mary Ellen made many helpful suggestions for us while always keeping what we wanted in mind first and foremost. She NEVER acted offended or argumentative if we wanted something different. It took so much stress off of me knowing that everything would happen as it was supposed to. Thanks to Mary Ellen, I was actually able to relax and enjoy my wedding which I hear doesn't happen that often! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to have a wedding ceremony that is completely personalized and will put a smile on their face.
My husband and I chose Mary Ellen because she was highly recommended to us by some close friends of ours. We wanted our Read more...
My husband and I chose Mary Ellen because she was highly recommended to us by some close friends of ours. We wanted our wedding ceremony to be non-traditional, non-religious and fun but also an elegant and beautiful expression of our love. We thought this might be a bit of a challenge but Mary Ellen came through for us and helped us to craft a ceremony that was absolutely perfect. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of time that Mary Ellen spent with us - getting to know us and what we were looking for in our wedding. Her sincere enthusiasm for us left us feeling so excited every time we left her office. She is extremely easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about logistics and what to expect. She never once pushed any of her own ideas onto us and strongly encouraged us to write our own vows which I am so grateful for. She was extremely flexible with our non-traditional ceremony and open to changes even at the last minute. When it came to the actual ceremony, her smile and sense of humor put us at ease so that we were able to relax and enjoy the ceremony. I never thought I would laugh or have as much fun as I did during my wedding! Our ceremony felt personal and custom made for us - far from most of the cookie cutter wedding ceremonies I have seen. My family and friends all loved her as well! Another part of Mary Ellen's service that I couldn't have been more grateful for was her professionalism and experience. She made sure the logistics of a complicated wedding ceremony with a large wedding party ran smoothly and effortlessly. Throughout the entire process Mary Ellen made many helpful suggestions for us while always keeping what we wanted in mind first and foremost. She NEVER acted offended or argumentative if we wanted something different. It took so much stress off of me knowing that everything would happen as it was supposed to. Thanks to Mary Ellen, I was actually able to relax and enjoy my wedding which I hear doesn't happen that often! I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to have a wedding ceremony that is completely personalized and will put a smile on their face. Read less
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Jim
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen with Weddings with Heart in Bend, Oregon truly cared about helping us have a fantastic Wedding day.

The two of us, and all of our (50) guests agreed that Mary Ellen gave us that great feeling you get with a favorite teacher.
Carol and I couldn’t offer a more emphatic recommendation to anyone looking for an Officiant, Minister, or Celebrant.

Our relationship with Mary Ellen started a few months before our wedding. For our introductory meeting, we met at our selected venue for over an hour with the intention to get to know each other. Mary Ellen said that she would be able to guide and support us to create a wonderful Wedding day filled with fun and emotion. Carol and I both wanted to create a "formal", but casual Wedding. About 30 minutes into our meeting with Mary Ellen, Carol and I knew that we’d found the right person. Mary Ellen is genuine, fun, professional, and someone we knew we could trust to support us every step of the way.

Mary Ellen’s depth of knowledge was obvious to both of us. She has apparently seen it ALL, and that experience helped us be very well prepared – not just with logistics (a variety of ceremonies / scripts to choose from, as well as timing, wedding-party stuff, etc.), but also with preparation for much of the mental stuff that occurs before and during the ceremony. Mary Ellen shared with us what we might emotionally be experiencing during the wedding, the vows, and the ring exchange. She also gave us examples of how to stay calm, be present, and to continue breathing :) She recommended for example, that if you become nervous to just focus on one another or focus for a moment on your Mom and how happy she is in this moment.

Finally, Mary Ellen’s sincere enthusiasm (big nature, but never over-the-top ) and her years of experience as a Minister and a Relationship Coach surely made the whole Wedding experience much better – great planning, great energy.

Mary Ellen most certainly upped our calm, our happy, and our focus on everything special and meaningful.

Carol & Jim
Mary Ellen with Weddings with Heart in Bend, Oregon truly cared about helping us have a fantastic Wedding day.

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Mary Ellen with Weddings with Heart in Bend, Oregon truly cared about helping us have a fantastic Wedding day.

The two of us, and all of our (50) guests agreed that Mary Ellen gave us that great feeling you get with a favorite teacher.
Carol and I couldn’t offer a more emphatic recommendation to anyone looking for an Officiant, Minister, or Celebrant.

Our relationship with Mary Ellen started a few months before our wedding. For our introductory meeting, we met at our selected venue for over an hour with the intention to get to know each other. Mary Ellen said that she would be able to guide and support us to create a wonderful Wedding day filled with fun and emotion. Carol and I both wanted to create a "formal", but casual Wedding. About 30 minutes into our meeting with Mary Ellen, Carol and I knew that we’d found the right person. Mary Ellen is genuine, fun, professional, and someone we knew we could trust to support us every step of the way.

Mary Ellen’s depth of knowledge was obvious to both of us. She has apparently seen it ALL, and that experience helped us be very well prepared – not just with logistics (a variety of ceremonies / scripts to choose from, as well as timing, wedding-party stuff, etc.), but also with preparation for much of the mental stuff that occurs before and during the ceremony. Mary Ellen shared with us what we might emotionally be experiencing during the wedding, the vows, and the ring exchange. She also gave us examples of how to stay calm, be present, and to continue breathing :) She recommended for example, that if you become nervous to just focus on one another or focus for a moment on your Mom and how happy she is in this moment.

Finally, Mary Ellen’s sincere enthusiasm (big nature, but never over-the-top ) and her years of experience as a Minister and a Relationship Coach surely made the whole Wedding experience much better – great planning, great energy.

Mary Ellen most certainly upped our calm, our happy, and our focus on everything special and meaningful.

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Stepanie
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
When we first met Mary Ellen we knew that she was the one we wanted to marry us! She was so warm and welcoming and down to earth and listened to us as a couple and was very intuitive. We felt so comfortable we wanted to have her over for dinner! She is very organized with her work and very reliable. She really created a very nice layout of our vows and was flexible in moving things around. We were so glad to have her part of our wedding day and we highly recommend her!
When we first met Mary Ellen we knew that she was the one we wanted to marry us! She was so warm and welcoming and down to Read more...
When we first met Mary Ellen we knew that she was the one we wanted to marry us! She was so warm and welcoming and down to earth and listened to us as a couple and was very intuitive. We felt so comfortable we wanted to have her over for dinner! She is very organized with her work and very reliable. She really created a very nice layout of our vows and was flexible in moving things around. We were so glad to have her part of our wedding day and we highly recommend her! Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Mary Ellen was our officiant from Weddings with Heart at our Sunriver wedding ceremony this summer. We reviewed and called several prospects as we planned our big day and she was by far the most personable. We wanted a small, intimate ceremony and she made this possible by coming to us in Sunriver. In just a few conversations by phone and email, along with one meeting the week prior to our wedding, she helped us put the perfect ceremony together for my husband and I. We were able to incorporate our own vows into the wedding with ease. She kept us relaxed and went out of her way to include our families and friends in the ceremony. It was a very memorable day. I highly recommend Mary Ellen for ANY wedding ceremony.
Mary Ellen was our officiant from Weddings with Heart at our Sunriver wedding ceremony this summer. We reviewed and called Read more...
Mary Ellen was our officiant from Weddings with Heart at our Sunriver wedding ceremony this summer. We reviewed and called several prospects as we planned our big day and she was by far the most personable. We wanted a small, intimate ceremony and she made this possible by coming to us in Sunriver. In just a few conversations by phone and email, along with one meeting the week prior to our wedding, she helped us put the perfect ceremony together for my husband and I. We were able to incorporate our own vows into the wedding with ease. She kept us relaxed and went out of her way to include our families and friends in the ceremony. It was a very memorable day. I highly recommend Mary Ellen for ANY wedding ceremony. Read less
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siouxzanne
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We chose Mary Ellen to marry us and everything was perfect. She was very easy to communicate with, responded to our every request with ease, and was very professional. She is very organized so we knew just what to do and expect. I really loved the pre-nuptiul counseling, and we consider her our marriage coach as well. Our families come from different and staunch religions and everyone remarked at how well she covered everything! We requested a short, casual (2nd marriage for both of us) ceremony with a sense of humor. In the beginning, Mary Ellen gave us many ceremonies to choose from, rather than a real traditional ceremony we chose the sacred one. Everything happened without a hitch. Everyone afterward remarked to me how great the ceremony was. We couldn't have been more satisfied. She took care of details that were overlooked. Now, when i get into a blind area of marriage and I don't know exactly how to handle the situation i call Mary Ellen and she has always had a perfect solution for me. I just asked Don if he had anything to add...he said "she's great!"
We chose Mary Ellen to marry us and everything was perfect. She was very easy to communicate with, responded to our every Read more...
We chose Mary Ellen to marry us and everything was perfect. She was very easy to communicate with, responded to our every request with ease, and was very professional. She is very organized so we knew just what to do and expect. I really loved the pre-nuptiul counseling, and we consider her our marriage coach as well. Our families come from different and staunch religions and everyone remarked at how well she covered everything! We requested a short, casual (2nd marriage for both of us) ceremony with a sense of humor. In the beginning, Mary Ellen gave us many ceremonies to choose from, rather than a real traditional ceremony we chose the sacred one. Everything happened without a hitch. Everyone afterward remarked to me how great the ceremony was. We couldn't have been more satisfied. She took care of details that were overlooked. Now, when i get into a blind area of marriage and I don't know exactly how to handle the situation i call Mary Ellen and she has always had a perfect solution for me. I just asked Don if he had anything to add...he said "she's great!" Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/11/2010
1.3/5.0
I would not recommend using Mary Ellen. She was very difficult to work with and had little to no flexibility with us writing our own vows. We originally selected her for her 'open-mindedness' and flexibility on religious views, but I think we pegged her wrong. A very odd woman, she originally was onboard with us writing our own vows and them got more and more difficult to work with as the wedding approached. Then at the rehearsal she scolded me for asking what she was going to wear (became very abrupt and had an attitude), even my mom was shocked at the way she talked to me. On the day of the wedding, she completely did not read what was agreed upon and changed a bunch of phrasing in our vows. I was very disappointed. My groom is a very laid-back guy, and even he thought that she was been weird and unprofessional. But there were no problems with our wedding, it went perfectly. It was still the HAPPIEST day of my life. So I will say that she is a good wedding overseer and can coordinate the bridal party well. But if you want your vows YOUR way, I would definitely use someone else.
I would not recommend using Mary Ellen. She was very difficult to work with and had little to no flexibility with us Read more...
I would not recommend using Mary Ellen. She was very difficult to work with and had little to no flexibility with us writing our own vows. We originally selected her for her 'open-mindedness' and flexibility on religious views, but I think we pegged her wrong. A very odd woman, she originally was onboard with us writing our own vows and them got more and more difficult to work with as the wedding approached. Then at the rehearsal she scolded me for asking what she was going to wear (became very abrupt and had an attitude), even my mom was shocked at the way she talked to me. On the day of the wedding, she completely did not read what was agreed upon and changed a bunch of phrasing in our vows. I was very disappointed. My groom is a very laid-back guy, and even he thought that she was been weird and unprofessional. But there were no problems with our wedding, it went perfectly. It was still the HAPPIEST day of my life. So I will say that she is a good wedding overseer and can coordinate the bridal party well. But if you want your vows YOUR way, I would definitely use someone else. Read less
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