Category: Weddings

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

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

I thought I’d give you a little reassurance that running off to have a secret elopement isn’t the old age idea it used to be – in fact, it’s a completely valid way to get married (and a ridiculously fun one at that!) And if you need just a little more encouragement to put your idea to action, here a few reasons to have an intimate and wildly magical, secret elopement to celebrate your love…

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

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

In honor of all of the little moments I’ve been lucky enough to bear witness to, I’m sharing a list of just some of the incredibly special, yet hidden moments that can be found throughout your wedding day in hopes that this will inspire and remind you to slow down, embrace the magic and collect even more unforgettable moments to look back on when remembering one of the best days of your life.

+ 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, with the most picturesque view of Cadillac mountain in the distance as they exchanged their vows and it could not have been more perfect. 

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

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

I offer a modern approach to creating a wedding ceremony that is personal, heartfelt and fun, while fully equipping you to live out this experience in a way that celebrates the best parts of who you are and how you got here. I love every part of guiding you easily through this process and supporting you in your journey…

+ Wedding party on a boat in Maine

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

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 so, that meant 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. 

+ 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

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…

+ Intimate wedding ceremony at cabin on water in Maine

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

Remembering the wedding of a sweet couple who’s wedding I officiated on October 1, 2016 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 that of one you only see in the movies, except they are the real deal my friends…

+ 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

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! 

+ 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

There are all kinds of books and publications out there about marriage these days… I know this because as a wedding professional, especially as an Officiant who works so closely with couples getting married in Maine, I’d be foolish not to explore these offerings in case there’s valuable content I should be sharing with you…

+ 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 couple I have the pleasure of getting to know…