Rev. Mary-Rose Engle
Rev. Mary-Rose Engle was highly recommended to us by our wedding planner and having her as our officiant was the best decision we made. We met Rev. Mary-Rose about 5 1/2 months before our wedding and from our very first meeting, she was lovely. Very warm and genuinely interested in hearing all about us and our story.
She made us feel at ease and helped guide us through this process, always making sure that we were completely comfortable with the ceremony.
Even after the 5 1/2 months of knowing her, nothing could have prepared us for the day of and how incredible she was - our guests were so impressed by her and the way she delivered our ceremony. People are still talking about it. She has a gift and a way with words.
The ceremony was beautiful, unique and very much us. It definitely exceeded our expectations. We are so thankful and feel very blessed to have had Rev. Mary-Rose as our officiant and part of our wedding...
The ceremony was exactly what my wife and I hoped for: the genuine spiritual touch without being overtly religious. Mary was very flexible and accommodating; the ceremony, under her direction, was really about my wife and I, and she delivered it with a unique presence that drew admiration from our family and friends. I give her my highest praise and recommendation.
If I could sum up Rev. Mary-Rose Engle's services in one word it would be OUTSTANDING! I can honestly say that there wasn't a dry eye in the house at our personal 40 person wedding. One of the things that stood out to me was her attention to detail. Our ceremony was extremely personalized and I truly felt like it was written for US and only US. We were in constant contact for about 7 months via email with timely, detailed and responsive answeres to my plethora of questions. After our ceremony, it just confirmed what I already knew from our initial meeting....that she was the right choice to make our wedding the personal and loving day that I always imagined!. She is as advertised.....I strongly recommend her services, a true professional in her craft.
My fiancé ( now husband ) and I wanted a spur of the moment wedding ceremony in NYC during my birthday stay from Hawaii. Rev. Mary was flexible. She met us at Rockefeller center to wed us. On time. Amazingly nice. For us hawaii people it was like having an aunty there with us. Rev. Mary-Rose was everything and more. I'm glad we found her.
What can we say about Rev. Mary-Rose? She delivered an incredible ceremony that set the tone for our entire wedding day. Mary-Rose was a true professional – when we first reached out to her, she was very prompt to respond to us and we set up a teleconference to speak together to see whether we were a good fit (one of us was in Washington, D.C. for work, one was in Brooklyn, and Mary-Rose was in NY). We were on the phone for over two hours and Rev. Mary-Rose asked the most pertinent questions – Tamara even cried. We were already so impressed with her at that stage. We knew that she was the officiant we had been looking for.
Rev. Mary-Rose spent a lot of time crafting a custom ceremony just for us – allowing us ample time and opportunity to make any changes we felt were needed. She also created a new wedding ritual based on an idea to seal our wedding vows into a special keepsake box with a bottle of wine, so we could open it on our anniversary to drink the wine and renew our vows to one another. We will keep this tradition in our marriage, and the passage Rev. Mary-Rose wrote for us for this ritual was just perfect.
Rev. Mary-Rose exceeded our expectations. She was very professional and also warm and welcoming to all of our guests at the ceremony. So many of our guests shared with us how much they enjoyed our wedding – and how personal it was. Rev. Mary-Rose had a large part in making our wedding day ours – and one we will always have the fondest memories of.
Simply put -Reverend Mary Rose did an incredible job for us! We chose her after an extensive search on the Internet. She was wonderful to work with, personable and genuinely interested in our love story.
She was able to weave together the details we wanted in our ceremony, and did so by creating a heart-warming ceremony so much so that my brother-in-law was brought to tears.
She arrived early with enthusiasm and yet as she spoke to us before the ceremony her calming nature put us both at ease. She exceeded all my expectations (and I have been told I am a perfectionist.) she made our short, simple ceremony magical for us!
The Pool area of Central Park West was a beautiful, private area to hold our small ceremony.
We can’t tell you how much we appreciated everything Rev. Mary-Rose did for us in preparing for and officiating our wedding. It truly was the most exciting day and Rev. Mary-Rose helped make the most important part of it, the ceremony, so special and meaningful. She so wonderfully helped us address all of our concerns of meshing what we wanted with what our families expected, which allowed us to truly have exactly the ceremony we wanted. We knew right away that she was ideal for us. We loved how she related to us in so many ways. It was also extremely nice to have one aspect of the day – her – that I had the utmost confidence and assurance would go perfectly. I knew Rev. Mary-Rose could tactfully handle any situation that arose. We have highly recommended Rev. Mary-Rose to several folks and will continue to do so.We can’t tell you how much we appreciated everything Rev. Mary-Rose did for us in preparing for and officiating our wedding. It truly was the most exciting day and Rev. Mary-Rose helped make the most important part of it, the ceremony, so special and meaningful. She so wonderfully helped us address all of our concerns of meshing what we wanted with what our families expected, which allowed us to truly have exactly the ceremony we wanted. We knew right away that she was ideal for us. We loved how she related to us in so many ways. It was also extremely nice to have one aspect of the day – her – that I had the utmost confidence and assurance would go perfectly. I knew Rev. Mary-Rose could tactfully handle any situation that arose. We have highly recommended Rev. Mary-Rose to several folks and will continue to do so.
Reverend Mary-Rose officiated our October 5th wedding and I cannot speak highly enough about our experience with her. From the second my husband and I met her we were so impressed by her professionalism and obvious passion for her career. We immediately felt at ease with her and knew her calm and kind presence was exactly what we wanted on our wedding day. We did not regret our decision! She took the time to truly get to know us as a couple and to learn exactly what we were looking for. As a result our ceremony was so very special and so US. She managed to move everyone to tears and our guests cannot stop commenting on how unique and beautiful it was, as well as what a treasure Mary-Rose was. As your wedding officiant she will far exceed your expectations (as she did ours), and make the entire experience fun and stress-free. You will not be disappointed!
My Uncle was supposed to come to America from the Philippines to marry my husband & I, but unfortunately he couldn't make it. Rev. Mary-Rose helped us have the perfect ceremony & incorporated Filipino traditions without being religious which is exactly what my husband & I wanted.
It was a pleasure to meet Rev. Mary-Rose. She was immediately warm & friendly without being overbearing, false or scary. From the time we met Rev. Mary-Rose to our correspondence after our lovely ceremony, she has been very reliable & professional.
Rev. Mary-Rose helped us make our ceremony at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens very unique and very "us." We felt at ease the entire ceremony & I could tell from looking at our guests that they were enjoying the ceremony & were emotionally moved.
Rev. Mary-Rose was very helpful with incorporating my husband's (he is from Dublin) Irish culture into our ceremony as well.
After the ceremony and to this day, our guests have been telling us that our ceremony was the most moving ceremony they have ever attended.
We trusted Rev. Mary-Rose with helping us make our ceremony exactly the way we wanted it to be & her segments were very powerful & apt. She has a very calming presence & we would definitely recommend her to anyone getting married. Our ceremony was perfect & better that we could have ever imagined...
We would recommend Rev. Mary-Rose to anyone looking for a wedding officiant in the NYC area. She was super to work with before and during the event, and our wedding ceremony ended up being everything we hoped for and more! Rev. Mary-Rose talked with us via phone (we live in Seattle!) several times as we were planning our event and we never felt that distance was a hindrance to planning our ideal ceremony. She gave us great ideas and insights, and allowed us to put our own personal touch on all aspects of the ceremony to ensure we were comfortable and satisfied with the plan. Meeting Rev. Mary-Rose on the day of the wedding made us even more comfortable with the plan because she was organized, prepared, kind and flexible. She had everything ready to go and easily mingled with our family and friends as we were waiting to start. Several of our guests remarked at how wonderful she was - and we completely agree! We would recommend Rev. Mary-Rose to anyone looking for a unique, personalized wedding ceremony overseen by a professional and caring officiant. She really made our ceremony special and got the day off to a great start!
Rev. Mary-Rose performed our beautiful wedding ceremony. The beauty of that ceremony far surpassed our expectations. It was exactly what we wanted. The gentleness of her voice soothed us and we are forever grateful for her presence on that very special day. She truly has the gift for performing wedding ceremonies, and we wish her luck and happiness in the future.
Rev Mary-Rose Engle was very friendly and made my new wife and I feel very much at ease. Her lovely ceremony was enjoyed by all present and we all very much enjoyed the service and were glad this was conducted by Rev Mary-Rose Engle.
Perfect service as per our requirements! Highly recommended!
We were absolutely thrilled with the amazing job that Rev. Mary-Rose Engle did at our wedding and during the planning stages. From the first time we spoke with her we were confident in her ability to provide a memorable and professional ceremony for us with a unique touch. She was very attentive to our needs and worked within our time frame and budget. Rev. Mary-Rose composed a beautiful and unforgettable ceremony that we and our guests both found added to the success of the wedding. Though our morning started with chaos (like most weddings), Rev. Mary-Rose arrived and her presence was calming and reassuring. Her professionalism during the ceremony was impeccable. We had audio mishaps that she handled with ease and humor. We are honored that she served as our officiant and highly recommend her to anyone that seeks a high quality, and flexible wedding ceremony.
"Don't worry. Be happy. Every little thing is going to be alright"
Christopher and Vicky Pett
We can't thank Rev. Mary- Rose enough. Our ceremony was so beautiful, more than we could have wished. We could not have asked for anything better. It's been a few days since our BIG day and our family and friends are still speaking about how beautifully or love story was delivered. Many of them were moved to tears. She really took the time to get to know us and we appreciate that because it showed in her hard work. She was always willing and available when we needed her help making things so easy for us to plan the perfect wedding. We confidently placed all of our trust in her and she never let us down. We're grateful that we had Rev. Mary-Rose Engle to help us begin the new chapter of our life together as husband and wife. She was awesome!!!
Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rodriguez
Based upon the recommendation of a dear friend, my then fiancé and I agreed to speak with Reverend Mary Rose Engle to determine if she was someone we would be comfortable in having marry us. Neither of us would consider ourselves “religious” nor are we regular church-goers, so it was important that whomever we selected for this most special day would perform our ceremony with genuine warmth and compassion without being to “preachy”. Based on our telephone interview, we both had a good feeling about Mary Rose and decided to select her as our officiant.
One week before our wedding, we met face-to-face with Mary Rose for the first time. She exuded such warmth and compassion. Her peaceful demeanor was a welcome calm in the midst of last-minute wedding preparations. Mary Rose walked us through the ceremony details and previewed some of our story headlines. She also listened carefully to our own wishes and requests so they could be incorporated into our ceremony.
Our ceremony took place on a lovely outdoor terrace overlooking Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. No words can describe the magic we felt. Everything came together beautifully and most importantly the ceremony itself. It felt like Mary Rose held us in the palm of her hand, easing our nerves and connecting us with our guests assembled to share this most special occasion with us. In the middle of a city with 8 million people, Mary Rose made us feel like we were the only two people on Earth! Her special touches throughout the ceremony truly made for a once-in-a-lifetime experience for my husband and me.
We invited Mary Rose to remain for the reception immediately following the ceremony. It was fun to introduce her to our guests, all of whom complimented her on having captured the essence of who we are as individuals and as a couple in the service.
We feel truly honored that Reverend Mary Rose Engle officiated our wedding ceremony and wholeheartedly recommend her for yours.
Rev. Mary-Rose Engle made our ceremony absolutely beautiful. She not only was able to provide us what to do once we got to New York but also provide beautiful locations to have the ceremony in Central Park. We are glad that we chose her to be our officiant. Without her we wouldn't have had the beautiful ceremony that we had always dreamed of.
We loved the wedding ceremony Reverend Mary-Rose Engle prepared for us. We were having difficulty trying to create a non-religious ceremony which was still special and meaningful for us. Reverend Engle helped us with many ideas to add meaning and depth to our ceremony while still allowing us to remain ourselves. Also, the questions she asked us to respond to really allowed her to create a very personal and moving ceremony for us. Our guests even commented on how personal and intimate the ceremony was. Reverend Engle also made the entire process very easy and seamless. We easily created and refined our ceremony through email communication. She adjusted our ceremony with us until we were absolutely satisfied and felt it was perfect. She was very professional and asked all the questions (things we forgot about) to make sure the ceremony was seamless and beautiful. We had complete trust in her throughout the entire process. Her demeanor and voice were calm and inspiring, and created the perfect tone for our ceremony. We were thrilled, and highly recommend her.
I am forever grateful to our officiant, Rev. Mary-Rose Engle who truly made our ceremony so special with her spiritual presence, eloquently spoken words and her personal touches about my husband and me. We met Rev. Mary-Rose 5 months before our wedding and she was our second officiant we had met but as soon as we began speaking with her, I knew her calming presence and passion for what she did was perfect for our wedding. We instantly asked her to be our officiant that same day and we are so happy that she officiated our ceremony.
From the beginning, Rev. Mary-Rose made sure she created the ceremony that we wanted and she gave great suggestions for any questions we had. We wanted a simple, Christian but semi-traditional ceremony that didn't have too many religious rituals added and Rev. Mary-Rose made us feel so comfortable about it. She never tried to change our opinion about the type of ceremony we wanted and she was so accommodating on our requests including adding our traditional Korean bow to our parents that brought a great cultural element to our ceremony. Rev. Mary-Rose's professionalism, high level of organization and commitment to us helped us feel confident throughout the five months leading up to the wedding and during the ceremony. She was also so helpful in directing our large bridal party of 14 during our wedding rehearsal during a hot NY July summer day and was so reassuring throughout the whole process. She far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend her to any bride and groom who would like to find someone to entrust their confidence in. Many of our friends and family are still talking about how moving the ceremony was and how touched they were by Rev. Mary-Rose's words. My husband and I both felt so present and also felt so surreal during the ceremony and it was Rev-Mary Rose who helped make our ceremony so meaningful and so beautiful. Thank you Rev. Mary-Rose for creating such an extraordinary ceremony. It was truly a perfect day!
Mary-Rose Engle was amazing. She listened to everything we asked and was so helpful in guiding us to the perfect ceremony. We received MANY compliments on her style from guests after the ceremony. I highly recommended her.
We chose Rev. Mary-Rose because she made us feel really comfortable, her recommendations were great and she was very nice to work with. Great communication, very professional and awesome personality. She was very calm, relaxed and that helped us to feel GOOD...
We love her so much that we are planning on renewing our vows next year at Yankee Stadium!!
Rev. Mary-Rose was fantastic. She really catered to our needs and was receptive to what we wanted in our ceremony. She was warm and engaging and really provided a beautiful and memorable ceremony!
We were all profoundly touched by the ceremony that Rev. Mary-Rose delivered for us this past weekend. Immediately afterwards and throughout the evening, our family and friends approached us to comment on the power and eloquence of her words and the beauty of her presence. One couple shared that the ceremony had moved them to recommit their own wedding vows! Others said that Mary-Rose prompted them to reflect in new ways on their relationships.
Several months prior to the big day, we had interviewed a few officiants, none of whom communicated the genuine warmth and commitment to her role in weddings that Mary-Rose did. At every stage of our preparations together, we felt that she was fully invested in getting to know us, sincerely cared about our union, and understood the potential power of the ceremony not only for us but also for our guests. Moreover, she was committed to helping us to express who we were as a couple through our vows, personalized rituals, thoughtfully composed sections dedicated to our family members' and our own story, and beautifully interwoven personal details. From start to finish, the ceremony felt uniquely us.
Throughout our preparation together, Mary-Rose was prompt and professional in her communications, even when she was on vacation on the West Coast just prior to our wedding. Our face-to-face meetings, which were thoroughly enjoyable conversations, affirmed our love and reenergized us through wedding preparations that at times were quite tedious or taxing. Mary-Rose has a great sense of humor and terrific personability.
We are thrilled to have had her. She was essential to making our day absolutely magical.
After researching a few officiants, we decided to call Mary Rose for a consultation. From the very 1st conversation, we felt that she understood who we were as a couple and exactly what we wanted out of our ceremony. Through our conversations and subsequent assignments from Mary Rose, she helped us tap into our emotions and then blended our thoughts and our words into a ceremony that was deeply personal and specific to us. She made sure she understood our feelings about love, religion and culture and crafted the ceremony in a manner that was reflective of our values. To say that our guests were moved by her words doesn't even begin to cover it. After our wedding, we had countless guests coming up and saying how they were moved to tears. In the days following our wedding we had friends and family asking where we found her, what church she was part of and how they could get in touch with her. It was clear she had made a lasting impact on everyone in attendance. We would highly recommend Mary-Rose to anyone looking hoping to make a lasting impression on their special day.
We are so happy that we chose Rev. Mary-Rose to perform our ceremony. We couldn't have asked for a more professional, dependable, or organized officiant. From the moment we met Rev. Mary-Rose she made us feel very comfortable and answered any questions we had. Rev. Mary-Rose really takes the time to get to know the couple and through a series of questions/interviews she creates a very personal and touching ceremony. The couple is always engaged in the process and the end result is something very beautiful. Many of our guest commented on how intimate and personal our ceremony was. We would recommend Rev. Mary-Rose to anyone.
After reviewing several officiants online and contacting many, we knew Rev Mary-Rose was the one after our first phone call with her. She spent as much time on the phone with us as needed to get to know us, how we met, about our interest together and where we see ourselves in the future. She also was very kind to help us find the perfect spot in NY to get married as we were eloping from New Orleans and answered all of our questions (which we had MANY!) like, best time to get our marriage license, how far in advance, what happens if it rains, photographers and florist to recommend. She was just absolutely wonderful to work with. By the end of our first conversation, we knew she was perfect and we didn't need to look any further. We felt as if we knew her for ever. A few weeks later we had our first draft of our ceremony and it brought tears to our eyes as we read it. She had captured everything we told her in our conversation. As it got closer to the wedding day, Rev reached out to us many times making sure we were all set. She contacted us the day before making sure we were all set and had our meeting place figured out. On the day of we met just as we planned. Then the ceremony.... What can I say....absolutely perfect! There were 10 of us total and we all had a tear going at some point. The ceremony was personal, heartfelt, and sincere. We are all still talking about just how perfect our ceremony was. Thanks again Rev for sharing this special day with us and making it so memorable!!!!
We were so delighted with Mary-Rose's personal and sensitive wedding service to us, from helping us to define our ceremony to the clear and immediate communication all the way through the planning process. She was very open to the choices and the changes that we made to our ceremony, which we wanted to be heartfelt mixed with spirituality. Mary-Rose clearly has enough experience to know that the morning preparation of a wedding can be chaotic and nail-biting - she was there at the agreed time to make preparations and was very good at calming the nerves of the groom! Her delivery throughout the ceremony was faultless and her timing was perfect. All of our guests said how touched they were by the ceremony and how moved they were by her honest and authentic delivery. There was not a dry eye in the house!!
Rain or Shine - Rev Mary is your officiant! She was very professional and was available on short notice - 2 days! The ceremony was beautiful, personal and chosen by us, based on her great suggestions. She was very passionate in her delivery. We appreciated all she did for us and couldn't have asked for more. After the ceremony - she even stayed to help spray us with bubbles for our pictures! I highly recommend her!
My husband and I just returned from a romantic weekend in New York City, where we were married in Central Park. We had been carefully planning a private destination ceremony in New York for the last few months. We were so lucky to find Rev. Engle. She was friendly, open-minded and helpful from the very start. She returned e-mails and phone calls promptly and was very professional. Her personality was incredibly warm and approachable, which meant so much to us on our wedding day.
We found her prices to be quite reasonable and would recommend her services to anyone in the nyc area.
Rev Mary-Rose was fantastic from the start of our day. She identified me straight away as the nervous man stood outside Central Park. As we walked to Bow Bridge for the ceremony she took the time to find out a little more about us and helped to put my mind at ease, as well as recommending a few places to try out in New York during our stay. The actual service conducted by Rev Mary-Rose was absolutely beautiful, the words were so fitting and we will cherish them forever. She had a calming influence on our day and helped to make the memory special. All paper work and legal matters were taken care of effortlessly and everything ran smoothly despite the really cold weather. I can whole heartedly say that I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rev Mary-Rose to any of my family or friends considering getting married in New York.
Thanks again for making our day so special,
Joseph and Debra Gough, England.
We loved everything about our heartfelt ceremony. From the beautiful way Rev. Mary-Rose described our lives and love for each other to our guests, to the unique poem that depicts our love for dance. It was as though she had known us forever. Our guest are still talking about how moved they were by the words spoken that day. You could feel the love in the air. I forgot my vows the day of the ceremony. Rev. Mary Rose kept a copy of our vows with her just in case something like that would happen and sure enough while I was getting ready with my bridesmaids I forgotten to grab the sheet of paper I had written my vows on, during the ceremony Rev. Mary-Rose handed me her copy, I was so glad she saved the day. With all the emotions flowing, there was no way I would have remembered my vows. We wanted someone professional but not boring, someone who spoke with meaning and not just reading a script, someone with personality and confidence and all this we got from Rev.Mary-Rose. We were very pleased with our selection. Thank you Mary-Rose.
When we found ourselves months away from our wedding without an officiant, we asked everyone we knew for help. Then a friend told us about Rev. Mary-Rose. We reviewed her website and thought she was very down to earth and a possible match for us. After our first phone conversation, we knew she was perfect. She did a great job of combining our two very different backgrounds with subtle hints of each of our religions (Catholic and Hindu). We are very big music buffs and she even incorporated some very special lyrics that meant so much to us. We found her to be really flexible and friendly. On our wedding day, our ceremony was the least of our worries. She arrived totally prepared and ready to roll with the punches.
Mary-Rose did a beautiful job crafting the ceremony. When we were planning our wedding we knew that we wanted something very personal and special while not being a religious wedding. During our first meeting with Mary-Rose, we both were convinced that our wedding ceremony was in excellent hands. She left no stone unturned when asking about our wedding, ourselves, and how Shaz and I felt about each other in order to get inspiration and a clear idea of what to write and say for our wedding. Being an artist and illustrator myself I know that having as much information as possible for any job, makes the project run smoothly, quickly, and efficiently. By sending drafts and arranging phone meetings to discuss the drafts, it made the entire process since the meeting all the way to the day of ceremony efficient, well organized, and excellent. The result was a beautiful heartfelt ceremony, where all of our guests felt the energy and love that Shaz and I share and feel for each other. Mary-Rose is an artist of ceremonies, and every one of our guests told us how moved they were with the ceremony. I would recommend Mary-Rose to everyone especially those who want to truly express their love for each other and have their friends and family feel that love.
Personal, Unique and Memorable
We had such a great wedding day and were pleased to have Rev. Mary-Rose as our Officiant, who did such an outstanding job composing and performing the ceremony. She was able create a ceremony the way we wanted (in a non-traditional way), and kept it simple and organized. Our wedding was held at Central Park on a beautiful spring day that left a lasting and meaningful impression to both us and all our guests. Rev. Mary-Rose integrated both of our different cultures with ease. In the weeks prior to the wedding, Rev. Mary Rose guided us through what was, for us, an intimidating process of selecting the various elements, rituals and readings to craft a ceremony that represented our diverse backgrounds and really reflected our personalities. She was ready with a bounty of information, ideas and resources. She is talented at what she does and listened to our needs. We had interviews with other Officiants but we found Rev. Mary-Rose and her husband Rev. Todd to be very personable and authentic and genuinely interested in creating a unique and special day for us. Rev. Mary-Rose was also great at managing our rehearsal and organizing the logistics of our unique outdoor ceremony so that everyone knew what was expected and everything ran smoothly. She created a unique and personal ceremony that will now be a lasting and precious memory for us and our guests; bringing a unique quality to the most meaningful day of our life.
--Roger and Carolyn (Manhattan, NY)
Rev. Mary-Rose was extremely professional and organized during the whole process of creating a ceremony that reflected our beliefs, values and love. But most importantly she had a genuine caring for us and a deep commitment in making our special day perfect. This was highlighted by the glow that came from her when she did the actual ceremony; she was beaming with joy and it was obvious that taking part in bringing two hearts together is a deep passion of hers.
Thanks and lots of love, Fatima and Anthony.
Mary-Rose was the best choice we could have made for our officiant. She met with us ahead of time to get a good feel for who we are and what we wanted to make our ceremony special. She put together a very personalized ceremony and it was perfct, we couldn't have been happier. We would recommend her to any of our family and friends!
David & Jenni Wileman
Wedding date: October 02, 2010
We wanted so much to express our appreciation for the most special and spiritual wedding that we had in Egypt on 1st Feb 2010.
The whole event came up almost overnight - it all started while we were on the River Nile cruise when Len (Haya) proposed, which really caught me by surprise and subsequently, we were overwhelmed by the idea to commemorate our wedding ceremony on the same day as Baba's birthday! It was meant to be that Rev. Mary-Rose was there with all of us on this trip and to make it happen.
The timeline in which Rev. Mary-Rose had to work to put together the ceremony was very, very short. I was very anxious and did not know what to expect but all that anxiety vanished the minute I listened to the ready suggestions she gave and at the same time open to the ideas we have in mind. Both of us are very impressed with the whole preparation because we depended fully on her arrangement. Everything went smoothly and it was beautiful.
The whole event was exactly what we wanted - we wanted it to be simple, sentimental and memorable. The best part is, there were 80 of us present in this ceremony and everyone was very receptive to it.
We can't thank Rev. Mary-Rose enough for her attention and expertise on our special day. We will always cherish our special day, thanks to her.
~With Much Love, Shreem & Haya, Singapore
I've worked with Mary-Rose on several occasions. She is professional, polite, extremely loving, and compassionate. Her ceremonies clearly establish the uniqueness of each relationship as she works to portray the details of their love. Bottom line, she has heart.
Rev. Mary-Rose ("Janani") is a friend & colleague that I am overjoyed to refer to when I am not available for a wedding inquiry. Not only have I had a long friendship with her as one of her Deans in Seminary, I was honored to officiate *her* wedding ceremony that she wrote herself, incorporating her personal Interfaith practices in the presence of Christian, Hindu, and Interfaith family & friends. I have personally witnessed Rev. Mary-Rose's attention to heart, mind & spirit, as well as her gift in writing ceremonies. Her sweet, quiet nature, her inquistive mind & reverence for cultural ritaul, and her easy smile & true attention to listening to couples go far beyond the basic "cookie cutter" ceremony. She is an intelligent, responsible, and trusted friend & colleague, and you can rely on her for a personal, meaningful wedding experience that surpasses your wildest dreams!
Your wedding ceremony marks the beginning of your marriage; give yours a brilliant start by contacting me today.
As your wedding officiant, I am deeply committed to providing you and your partner with the most eloquent expression of what gives your union cause to celebrate.
A sense of joy and happiness reminding everyone of why your union is special and profound is what I take pride in bringing to your special day. Your experience with me will be pleasant, stress free and easy. I will treat you as if you are my first AND my hundredth couple – with great enthusiasm, professionalism and a little sparkle.
Upon our first meeting, be sure to bring your ideas and questions. We will go over your vision of your ideal wedding and the details of how I can make your ceremony memorable and meaningful so that you and your guests will have an extraordinary experience. By the end, any questions you have will be answered and you will have a clear idea of what your ceremony will be like.
Besides wanting something extra special, couples hire me for a ceremony that either
* has a lot of heart, or
* is spiritual but not religious, or
* is Interfaith, Cultural, Intercultural, or
* is Hindu Plus (Hindu plus Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, etc., or Same Sex.)
A Little Bit About What Makes Me Different:
It is an honor and a blessing to preside over and witness the union of two souls. More than a means to make a living, joining two people in the name of love is my Dharma – a personal calling to serve. I am an ordained interfaith, non-denominational minister who doesn’t just study but actively participates in the world’s religions. I don’t just talk the talk, I walk the walk. It is not unusual to find me participating in services at a temple, synagogue, mosque, church, out in nature or in a yoga studio. I am actively involved at the United Nations Working Group on Girls. Together with my husband, Rev. Todd M. Engle, we founded Engle Heart.