+ 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”