+ Running off to Elope in New Hampshire | Gateway Celebrations, Wedding Officiant

7 Reasons to have a Secret Elopement |Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

When couples inquire about hiring me as their wedding Officiant, I take the time to meet with each of them so that we can learn a bit about each other, the couple can better understand what to expect in working with me and ultimately so, we can determine if we’re a good fit to work together…

During one of these meetings with one of my new couples recently (yes, we were both dying to work together!), I was reminded of how extra special a secret elopement can truly be. As the conversation continued, I got more and more jazzed up about the power and freedom held in their opportunity to celebrate their love in their own way, on their own terms. Continue reading “7 Reasons to have a Secret Elopement |Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ The Magical hidden moments within your wedding day | Maine Wedding Officiant

The Magical Hidden Moments within your Wedding Day |Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

As the saying goes, “Just open your eyes, there is magic everywhere in disguise.” As a professional wedding Officiant, I do my best to go above and beyond to be there for my clients. With that, I check into their venue early on wedding day to ensure our plans flow smoothly, I am there to support them in times of overwhelm and to greet some of their guest with a big smile and good energy. I often get to see or hear about so many of the special little moments in between all of the big ones. Continue reading “The Magical Hidden Moments within your Wedding Day |Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ Love on the rocks in Acadia Maine

A Picturesque Downeast Maine Wedding | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

I’ll never grow tired of love stories or the views they take me to… As a professional wedding Officiant, my client’s bring me to some of the most beautiful places in New England to Officiate their wedding with none other than, nature’s backdrop. Brynn & Logan’s Sullivan Harbor, Maine wedding took place at a quaint Downeast estate that felt like their childhood family home, with the most picturesque view of Cadillac mountain in the distance as they exchanged their vows and it could not have been more perfect in every way.  Continue reading “A Picturesque Downeast Maine Wedding | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ Unconventional Date Ideas | Gateway Celebrations

Get Inspired to Connect on a Deeper Level| Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

As a professional Wedding Officiant, I meet a variety of couples from all different walks of life. I’m always asking them a myriad of questions with the intention of diving beneath the surface to learn more about their story and how they got here… They range from simple everyday things to deeply personal ponderings that give opportunity for my clients to connect with each other in areas they may not think to pursue on their own. Continue reading “Get Inspired to Connect on a Deeper Level| Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ Reasons to renew your Marriage Vows and say, "yes!" again

7 reasons you should renew your Marriage Vows | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

As a Professional Wedding Officiant, most of my clients have never been married before. It’s normal that at times, they feel nervous, anxious and unsure of what to expect as they are walking a path that is entirely new to them. Thankfully, they have my expertise and support though, I know that unfortunately this may not have been the case for you when you got married… Continue reading “7 reasons you should renew your Marriage Vows | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ Wedding party on a boat in Maine

An elegant coastal Maine Wedding |Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

On a gorgeously sunny day in August, I made my way up the coast to one of my favorite quintessential Maine towns. As a professional wedding Officiant, I go above and beyond to offer my clients peace of mind that everything will run smoothly on their wedding day. I took a road trip to Camden, Maine a day in advance of Erik and Skye’s wedding to kick off their wedding weekend by gathering their whole wedding party for a fun ceremony rehearsal that evening.   Continue reading “An elegant coastal Maine Wedding |Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ Should you invite kids to your wedding? | Maine Wedding Officiant

Making the choice to include Kids in your Wedding Day | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

Making the decision to include kids in your wedding day can be a tough choice to make.

When you’re thinking about the decision to include kids in your wedding day and whether or not to include them in your wedding ceremony as well, there are a few important things to consider. As a professional Maine Wedding Officiant, my experience in helping couples coordinate and rehearse for a wedding ceremony that includes kids, affords them the peace of mind that they won’t be totally stressed out about how their wedding ceremony will play out because we plan accordingly and with realistic expectations in mind. In an effort to help you do the same, I’ve gathered a few important thoughts here to help you make a well-informed decision based on what YOU feel is best for your special day… Continue reading “Making the choice to include Kids in your Wedding Day | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ Intimate wedding ceremony at cabin on water in Maine

An intimate, family-style wedding at a cabin in Maine | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

When family comes first, an intimate cabin on the water in Maine is all you really need to bring your dream wedding day to life

Today I found myself reminiscing back to the wedding of a sweet couple who’s wedding I officiated in October of 2016. Set at an adorable little Airbnb cabin right on the water in the quiet rural town of Brownfield, Maine, Alexandria and Andrew’s story is honestly like one you only see in the movies, except they are the real deal, my friends. Continue reading “An intimate, family-style wedding at a cabin in Maine | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ Planning an adventurous destination wedding in Maine with intention for minimalist couples

Planning your Wedding with Intention when you Value Experiences over things | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

Do your relationship goals include living a more intentional life on your wedding day and beyond?

 

With the season of giving upon us, my partner and I have put a lot of thought into what we want most out of this time and what we want to remember when we look back on these days as a family… Each year, I find myself becoming even more drawn to living simply. I find that asking myself, “how does this serve me/them/us?” allows me to easily evaluate the importance of just about everything in my life whether it be gift-giving, buying décor for our home, what to focus on in my business as a professional Wedding Officiant and so on… I’ll explain how this relates to planning your wedding so, hang tight!  Continue reading “Planning your Wedding with Intention when you Value Experiences over things | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ advice for engaged brides and grooms before their wedding day for a happy marriage

11 pieces of sage advice every Engaged Couple should hear | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant

Beyond your wedding day – The honest truth about marriage

There are all kinds of books and publications out there about marriage these days… I know this because as a professional wedding Officiant who works so closely with couples getting married in Maine, it is important that I explore these offerings because it is just one of the many ways I offer value to couples who work with me… Continue reading “11 pieces of sage advice every Engaged Couple should hear | Gateway Celebrations, Maine Wedding Officiant”

+ Engaged Couples getting married hear story behind Maine Wedding Officiant, Vivianna Adams

How I became a professional Maine Wedding Officiant | Gateway Celebrations

I’ve come to realize that I am a straight up “love enthusiast” and love everything about Weddings, especially ones in Maine.

I didn’t always know this about myself but with each wedding I Officiate, I fall more in love creating these beautifully personal ceremonies that shed light on and celebrate the unique love story of each ‘soon to be married couple’ that I have the pleasure of getting to know when they work with me to plan their wedding ceremony in Maine… Continue reading “How I became a professional Maine Wedding Officiant | Gateway Celebrations”