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Officiant in Riverside, California,
(951) 468-5699
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  • 124 Reviews


    Becky Morgan

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  • We didn't know how much we needed Marie until we got her! From our initial interaction with her, we knew that she was our gal for the job. She was professional, fun, passionate and dedicated. She got to know us both personally and infused that knowledge into our ceremony. Our guests, and both of us were completely blown away by the ceremony. It turned out to be our favourite part of our day! Marie doesn't just show up for your ceremony, do her job and leaves. She tailors an experience for you. It's unlike anything I've ever seen before. We feel so lucky to have been able to book her for our wedding day!

    Luke O'riordan

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  • Marie's authentic, caring, and whole-hearted approach to our wedding and the way she valued us and our story made our elopement magical. Marie guided us through then process with such ease and grace, making getting married out of our home country a stress-free experience (and she's even been on hand to help with questions about legal stuff since). We knew approximately where we wanted to get married and Marie's expert knowledge of Southern California ensured our ceremony and photos were in our ideal location. We found Marie's services online and of all the wedding officiant/elopement packages we found serving the area it was Marie who stood out to us. Her personality shone through on her website and she delivers exactly who she is in every email, video call, and in-person. Her touching words and personal experiences made our day and have resonated with us on our journey as newlyweds. If you're looking for a soul-filled, fun, authentic, and whole-hearted officiant to bring beauty... Read more

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    Thank you so much, my dear!! It was such a pleasure to design and craft your fun, chill J-Tree elopement. You two are so sweet and I wish you every happiness!

    Kelly

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  • There are a few basic, universal feelings that all couples want for their wedding day: fun, happiness, ease. In addition to those things, we knew we wanted to be married by someone who shared our deep reverence for nature, and who was kind and easy to be around. We found all of these in our elopement experience with Marie, even during a global pandemic! We had originally planned for a temperate Spring ceremony with her at Joshua Tree National Park and she helped us with every step along the way. Permits, licensing, etc. Then the pandemic hit, our April date would no longer be possible, and suddenly there were additional things that we needed from our experience: safety, communication, compassion. Marie embodies all of these and she quickly became a beacon of hope during a very uncertain time. She is extremely professional, experienced, and intuitive which means she is able to pivot and problem solve if you let her. (Please just let her lol.) We couldn't recommend her more highly and ar... Read more

    Zahida Lujano

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  • There are not enough words to describe how incredible Marie and her services are. We wanted an elopement and even through two reschedules and a pandemic, she was always so supportive, caring, and flexible. We are not traditional people and wanted our elopement to be a reflection of that. MARIE DELIVERED ABOVE AND BEYOND. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, the location was stunning, the photographer was amazing. If it was socially acceptable, I would probably still be crying from happiness and excitement HAHA LOVE LOVE LOVE her! We cannot recommend her enough. She is your girl if you want any and all of your wedding/elopement visions to be a reality. She will do exactly what you want and make this day all about you. Thank you, Marie!

    Erica & Cameron

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  • Marie is outstanding! We decided to elope and contacted Marie for her services. She kept in touch with us all throughout our engagement and made this whole process so incredibly easy. She took care of the flowers, coordinating with the photographers, and filing the documents. We loved her method in having us each fill out a questionnaire privately so that she could learn more about our love story and using this to put together our beautiful ceremony. We got married right at the beginnings of the city mandates related to the pandemic and she immediately went into action and thought of all our available alternatives. She pretty much did all the work for us and thanks to her, we had a completely stress-free experience. Thank you so much Marie!

    Marina

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  • Hiring Marie was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding by far! I was initially concerned about hiring an officiant online, after all you're essentially hiring a stranger to play a crucial role in the most important day of your life! But all my doubts were quickly absolved when we had our first meeting with Marie! She's very personable and friendly, and is clearly very passionate about what she does. She always made sure we were feeling comfortable and understood, and asked all the right questions to really get to know us, our story, and what we wanted out of our ceremony. She talked to us together and individually, helped us write our vows, and put together a ceremony that was more perfect than we could've imagined! It was so "us", full of love and joy, there were good laughs and tearful moments too. We had kind of a specific request to do a wine sharing in honor of my late stepdad and Marie worked it into the ceremony so perfectly. We got so many compliments from guests ab... Read more

    shaun

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  • There's nothing like a wedding to make you question who you are as a person and a couple. And after meeting with a few officiants who weren't quite "us," we went on a search for someone who could deliver the unstuffy, the untraditional, and the funny. And after seeing Marie in an Offbeat Bride article about a Star Wars wedding, we declared, 'I think we found her.' And after talking with her, we instantly knew. She got us. By the time we got to the wedding, it was like she knew us and it showed at the ceremony. She and her ceremony were warm, funny, and struck the perfect balance of heart-felt and light-hearted. Everyone laughed and everyone cried. I'm bias, but it was the best ceremony I've ever attended (and some of my guests whole-heartedly agree). I can't tell you how many of them raved about Marie (and are still).

    Sarah

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  • Hiring Minister Marie was by far one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The ceremony she delivered was outstanding and every single person we talked to in the frenzy after the ceremony was gushing about how excellent it was, asking how we found Marie, and then going up to meet her. We booked Marie from across the country and she does an amazing job of getting to know you via video conferences and a questionnaire she has the groom and bride answer to build a personal ceremony. She is very willing to build the ceremony however you want, and to help with vows or anything else you may need. She is very organized and sticks to a schedule to guide you along to a finalized ceremony. Although we found ourselves checking in with other vendors, we never felt the need to do that with Marie! We couldn’t have been happier with Minister Marie and highly recommend her if you want a truly personal and unique ceremony.

    Jaclyn Del Greco

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  • I was astonished to have found Marie. She made our wedding ceremony better than I ever imagined. Full of life, love, and so much joy. We were truly lucky for her to be apart of our day. She isn’t just a minister, she’s a truly special human being that makes your dreams a reality.

    Jennifer

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  • I can’t even begin to say enough about Marie! She was amazing, our guests actually had fun during the ceremony too! So fun, really asks the right questions to get to know each of you and custom create the ceremony of your dreams. I am beyond happy we found her and it feel like we have made a new friend 💕 Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You created a ceremony we will always remember and our friends and family can’t stop talking about how fun and funny it was. They loved that it was a story of our love and that we chose to include them too. -JenEric ;)

    Rose Collins

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  • When we first met with Minister Marie we didn’t know what we wanted other than not wanting a boring ceremony. She definitely delivered! She was able to personalize our ceremony so well we received so many compliments from our guests all night. I’m not sure anyone else could have worked a Chinese finger trap into the unity portion of the ceremony but she did! And it was awesome. So so so so happy. Don’t stress out anymore, book!!!

    Jem

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  • Even with an ocean between us throughout the planning process, we were made absolutely confident and comfortable through Marie's finely tuned processes that she would deliver a ceremony that perfectly reflected us and our needs. And she did. Thank you so much for ensuring our day was amazing Marie! Photo credit: Jennandpawel.com

    Jason Cassidy

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  • We met Marie thru my mother as she officiated another wedding and my mother loved her so we chose her to do ours. I am so glad that we did because she was the best. Me as well as my wife were obviously nervous like most people walking into her office and before we even sat down she was so outgoing and hilarious and we warmed up instantly. She was so helpful and eliminated most of the stress of our wedding day because she is so organized with everything. Everyone at the wedding loved her because she knows how to make your special day so Amazing! I would highly recommend making her your officiant. You will not be let down. Thank you so much Marie for making our day so heartfelt and special

    Anthony

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  • When i get married again, i will definitely use Marie for the ceremony.

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    Anthony, you don't say much but when you do, you mean it and I appreciate that about you. I give it a year. ;)

    Randi

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  • Marie is awesome! I hate going to weddings and it is obvious it is a generic script and the couples names were inserted. We knew we wanted a ceremony that reflected our personalities and who we are as a couple. We are so lucky we came across Marie. At our initial consultation we chatted about random topics, laughed a lot and learned a little bit about Marie as a person. I knew she would be able to give us the ceremony we wanted. We met a second time for a planning session which was great because she gave us so many cool options and ideas. The day of the wedding she was there extra early and checked in on both of us before the wedding started. The ceremony was perfect and definitely us! She made everyone laugh which was important to us but also highlighted our love story. Several people commented how great Marie was and I definitely agree. You will be in amazing hands if you book with her. Thank you Marie for giving us a ceremony which was even better than we expected!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for sharing your experience, Randi! I loved celebrating your marriage to Erik and I can't thank you enough for your generosity of spirit. I'm so grateful you brought me into your lives for this fun, beautiful moment. Keep in touch and take excellent care of each other!
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