It's hard to even put into words how wonderful working with Mary was. From day one she was so responsive, kind, and helpful. We met with her to figure out some details and she was on time and very professional. Even down to emailing her, she responded so fast we were completely amazed and blown away and especially grateful. We had made several changes to our ceremony over time and she was super accommodating with all of that as well. For our ceremony she arrived early and we even got a slightly early start which was very exciting. The ceremony itself was beautiful and she did such a great job. Overall I can't praise her kindness, patience, and work ethic enough. Seriously save yourself a headache and just pick Mary!!!
What a joy it was to work with Mary! My husband and I got married this past September and she made everything about this process easy and stress free. Not only does Mary care about her clients but she truly listens to what they would like in the ceremony. The way we go about deciding exactly what is said in the ceremony and how individualized it was, was amazing. Mary was very professional and was always on time! She really makes you feel at home and there is an ease about her that makes the ceremony magical. Our ceremony was so special because of her. We would recommend her to anyone that comes our way! She made our day wonderful!
Mary was awesome! As a "mature" couple, we found Mary to be extremely flexible and responsive to our style and needs. She was able to accommodate our very small, casual outdoor ceremony with an easy going but professional attitude. She was very timely with all correspondence, took away any stress related to the ceremony details, and was able to adapt to our last minute scheduling changes. We really enjoyed sharing this special day with Mary and our close friends and would strongly recommend her to officiate your ceremony.
Mary made us feel very comfortable and relaxed as soon as we met her. She offered to be contacted at any time to meet or all to ask questions. She gave us many options for the ceremony that we customized and selected. She made the license and contract process smooth. She made our day that much more special. Thank you, Mary. You were wonderful!
Mary was an absolute angel to work with. I could not have asked for a better, more helpful, sweet, caring, and attentive Justice of the Peace for our wedding. She was so flexible and easy to get ahold of and even helped me write our ceremony. If you're looking for a local, professional, easy-to-work-with JP, I highly recommended Kindred Spirits. It doesn't matter what kind of wedding you want, Mary will help your dream ceremony come true.
My husband and I don't have enough words to describe how wonderful Mary is. She conducted a BEAUTIFUL ceremony and was kind to move our ceremony by one hour (the day of the wedding) due to a bride's emergency. She also offered several beautifully written sections for us to choose to customize our intimate ceremony and make it ours. She was also very responsive and helpful through the planning process. We highly recommend Mary and Kindred Spirits. Thank you for being part of our special day!
"Mary was an absolute pleasure to work with during our September, 2015 lake wedding. She’s a real gem. Our ceremony was completely seamless thanks to her! During the planning stages, she was very responsive and helpful – answering any questions we had and pointing us in the right direction for ceremony ideas. We also met with her over Skype and she attended our rehearsal, which made us feel very comfortable with the overall process. On the day of the wedding, she arrived early. Her delivery was perfect and everything that we hoped it would be. There wasn't a dry eye in the audience.
You’re in good hands with Mary!"
My husband and I divorced after 25 years of marriage and were blessed and fortunate enough to realize our feelings again for one another and the importance we have in one another's lives. We contacted Mary to perform our wedding again. It meant more to me and my husband and felt that this small ceremony that she performed was so important in our lives even more than our first wedding. My cup runnith over with love, respect and emotions. Thank you Mary for making this day our special day, It meant a lot to us.
Thank you so much for the great job, it was everything my daughter had hoped it would be .. we can not say enough about how you took the time to make sure all are needs and everything we wanted in a ceremony and more . you where amazing
Mary from Kindred Spirits was our JP for our wedding this past saturday (8-15-15) and she was absolutely incredible. We had her come to our rehearsal dinner as well so that we could make sure everything went smoothly and she was one of the best choices we made. She was early both days and made our ceremony perfect. Their guide to help you pick what is said for the ceremony took all the stress away. One of our biggest concerns picking a justice of the peace was wondering what they would say, but this was great. It helps give a personal feel to it, because you get to choose exactly what is said. Again, i would HIGHLY reccomend Mary and the kindred spirits team. She even helped calm me down when the nerves were taking over! haha! Thanks again Mary, you were incredible and helped make our wedding the most incredible day of our lives! -Kori and Jeremy
Mary was a complete pleasure to work with. She was able to combine all my ideas into one ceremony that fit us perfectly. I could not have been more thrilled with the whole process start to finish
Mary was an absolutely wonderful officiant! She offered many wonderful suggestions for our ceremony, but also had us tweak things to make it our own. She was great during our rehearsal as well! She really took charge and helped to calm my nerves for the big day! She is also very quick to respond, and helpful if you have any questions. Overall, our ceremony was beautiful and we were so happy to have Mary as part of our special day! We would highly recommend!
I absolutely loved Mary! We contacted Kindred Spirits only two weeks before our wedding as we were having trouble finding an officiant. I finally took a look on Wedding Wire and was able to find Mary. When I contacted her and told her what I was looking for, a ceremony for our elopement in two weeks, she was excited immediately! I felt very comfortable with Mary even through e-mail. I live 8 hours away from where we were going to be getting married in NH and so we were unable to meet in person and discuss the ceremony, but we set up a phone meeting (she was also available to do Skype if I so desired) and we immediately clicked. Mary was absolutely amazing and made our day perfect. She sent us our ceremony and included a section for our own vows like we wanted and it was fantastic. She showed up at our ceremony site early and was dressed very nicely! I also was absolutely happy with the price we paid for Mary and would have paid more. Kindred Spirits prices are not only reasonable, but it is a down right steal, especially compared to some of the other prices I was told officiants cost. I believe part of the reason Kindred Spirits services are so reasonable is because they truly enjoy what they are doing and don't want to put anyone in debt as they start their lives as so many other wedding vendors tend to do just because it is a wedding. I was impressed with every aspect of Kindred Spirits officiant services and would recommend them to anyone! If I could use one word to describe their services it would heartfelt!
Mary was great, she provided us with a template and suggestions for our ceremony, but we got to decide every detail. Many other officiants had too much of an opinion on how we should do our ceremony, but Mary let it be exactly what we wanted. At the rehearsal she was on time and organized, but not in a rush. The day of she was extremely professional, waited out the rain with us, and even wore a go pro so we could have video of the whole thing. We highly recommend Kindred Spirits!
Where do I begin? Mary was excellent. She came early to meet us and was so accommodating. She is very professional and very reasonable. She was always available when we had questions and checked in with us prior several times. She even took our photos prior to the wedding. I would highly recommend Mary. Don't look any further call her you will be so happy you did.
Mary officiated our elopement and was a pleasure to work with. She gave us a large template to work off of for our ceremony, and we were able to customize it to our liking. She was lovely, sweet and wonderful to have at our tiny ceremony, and we are so honored she could help us out.
Mary did an excellent job with our ceremony and provided great guidance on crafting a ceremony that worked best for us.
Both in our 60's, we had an informal backyard ceremony with about 35 guests in July. We found Mary extremely flexible and helpful in tailoring the ceremony to fit our vision. I am a wedding professional myself ( musician), so I was able to see right away that Mary knew what she was doing. She has the ability to guide a couple while not getting in their way. Most of all we found her friendly and ready to laugh, while she clearly enjoy getting to know us a bit. We would highly recommend her to other couples.
Mary was an important part to our special day and she exceeded our expectations. She was very personable and did a great job during our wedding. I would highly recommend her!
Mary was exactly what we wanted in a JP. She was kind and flexible, and she seemed genuinely happy to be at our wedding. It was very obvious that she truly loves her job. I wouldn't have changed a thing! Thank you Mary!
Jaci and Mary at Kindred Spirits were absolutely wonderful! We had a very short engagement and they were very quick providing sample ceremonies for us to review and update. They also asked for us to make any changes we wanted to make it "ours." They were Extremely flexible; we moved our ceremony by 90 minutes to try to catch clear weather only 6 hours from our original time, "no problem, see you then."
For any ceremony, time constaints, or budget, I would highly recommend Kindred Spirits!
Mary did an excellent job with our wedding and was super flexible/accommodating to our wishes (once we figured out what they were!), resulting in a really memorable and special day for us.
We called her very last minute, but she was still able to help us out even with only a week's notice. Also, we weren't really sure what we wanted the ceremony to look like at first, but she was able to give us a bunch of suggestions and templates to choose from which we mixed and matched to arrive at our own unique ceremony.
And on top of all of this, when our day arrived and there happened to be a huge blizzard, she was really flexible and willing to travel in the snow to our various potential alternative locations (ultimately we ended up having it at home because of the weather). The clincher here though is that she sprained/broke her foot while leaving her house, and she STILL followed through and performed our ceremony (going to the hospital immediately afterwards!). That's some true dedication, so you can be sure she's reliable if you're thinking of hiring her. (Plus, since it was just us at our ceremony, she offered to conduct a future "duplicate" ceremony for friends and family in the summer, free of charge).
We would definitely recommend her to anyone, she did a great job and her rate is excellent-- couldn't have asked for better really, everything was pretty much perfect.
Mary was so great to work with! We loved being able to put together our own ceremony and we worked with Mary closely to get it the way we wanted it. She was so great to work with and was VERY responsive to any communication we sent her. We looked at other officiants but found they were very set in their own way and not really willing to make OUR ceremony our own. Mary worked with us from start to finish and was a fun person to work with! I am so glad we chose Mary to officiate our wedding.
My husband and I had a somewhat non-traditional wedding. Before we found Kindred Spirits, we had met with officiants who were more concerned with what they wanted than what mattered to us. One even suggested my father not walk me down the aisle! After feeling incredibly discouraged about our ceremony (and even our wedding) I stumbled across Kindred Spirits. My very first e-mail correspondence with Mary, I felt a connection and knew she would be perfect for our wedding. I met with her and her daughter, Jaci, in person shortly after and loved both of them. As I had more discussion with Mary, we chose her to be the officiant at our wedding. Mary was insightful, professional, and so kind. Not to mention she answered my e-mails usually within a half hour of me sending them. She was the one part of wedding planning I DID NOT have to worry about, she always replied timely and always showed up when she said that she would. Our ceremony was beautiful and everybody that attended mentioned how great Mary was at delivery and seeming to set my husband and I at ease. If I had to do it all over I would 100% go with Kindred Spirits again. If you want somebody that truly cares about what is important to you and makes that happen than Kindred Spirits is right for you. I honestly cannot thank them enough.
A very professional service that listened to our needs and responded accordingly. We are very specific about our desires for our ceremony and not only did Kindred Spirits respond, but gave meaningful feedback about other aspects of the ceremony that could be included.
Mary did a wonderful ceremony for us. She tailored the service to make it personal and very special. I'm glad we chose her to officiate at our wedding. I would highly recommend her services.
Mary was a pleasure to work with. She made time to meet with me catering to my busy work schedule. She made sure I understood everything and was eager to assist me with what I needed. She was at my rehearsal and made me feel very confident about my big day. She was always on time and patient when we were not lol she was professional and I wag pleased with the services rendered. I would recommend kindred spirits to anyone who is looking for the best wisely service at a great price !
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful service! She provided many options to customize our ceremony as we chose. She was extremely flexible with preparations. She is a sweetheart! Best JP in the area!!
I'm a local wedding planner/coordinator and referred Mary to one of my clients for their upcoming wedding... And what a gem she is! She was responsive and easy to work and communicate with. She bent over backwards to make my clients happy and their ceremony was beautiful! I will gladly use her services at any and every opportunity in the future.
Mary was a pleasure to work with! Always easy to get in touch with, and the paperwork with all the different steps, for the ceremony, was extremely helpful for us to select our personalized wording, made the ceremony absolutely beautiful, and memorable. Also, very reasonable fee. We without question,, recommend Mary to anyone. She was perfect!!!
Mary was so very kind, responsive, and brave, as our wedding was outside in the chilling Northeast weather...she was able to give us a ceremony that brought tears to both the Bride and the Groom's eyes...many of the witnesses also teared up. Mary's ability to calm nerves, and guide us through the jitters, is a remarkable talent...We both felt a certain kinship to her before, during and even after the ceremony...she deserves 5 stars, because quite frankly, she's a 5 star kinda person! Thank you Mary, for making our special day, even more special! With great sincerity, Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Regina Smith
Mary was extremely helpful and informative from the second she answered the phone. I had requested a simple wedding ceremony with only 48 hours notice! I could not believe that she was able to fit me in in such a short amount of time. She provided me with many options for the ceremony and took the guess work out of everything. She took the time to listen and made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I am so pleased with the way she did everything. Mary is a true professional and it is clear that she loves what she does!
Mary was very prompt with responding to emails, questions and checking back to make sure everything was all set. They designed a beautiful ceremony for our elopement. Jaci was very sweet and made our day very special and memorable. Overall they were wonderful and made the experience easy and something we will always remember. Thank you so much! I would recommend Kindred Spirits to anyone!
The options provided by Kindred Spirits enabled us to have a unique, beautiful service without any stress. Many of our guests commented on how nice the readings, vows and other aspects of the ceremony were. Little did they know, how easy it was to put together with the options and guidance that Mary provided. Mary did a great job adapting to the weather, jovial guests, and items that we forgot.
The ceremony was absolutely amazing! You did such a fantastic job and everyone loved the ceremony :) There were a lot of compliments about you and the ceremony!
I will be recommending you to everyone that I know of who is engaged and becomes engaged!
Our day would not have been nearly as special nor complete without having you there, not only to perform the ceremony, but also to be the first one to call us Mr. and Mrs :)
Mary Kernander and her daughter Jaci are absolutely WONDERFUL! It was an incredible experience having Mary as our Officiant with her daughter observing every step of the way. We knew instantly, upon our first meeting with Mary and Jaci, that they were the ones for us! They immediately felt like members of our family and their kindness made us feel like a member of their own family too. We feel so blessed to have found Kindred Spirits and HIGHLY RECOMMEND these amazing ladies and officiants to anyone and everyone looking for someone to make their special day even better. XOXO Lisana & Chris Alexander
Mary was wonderful. She helped us starting weeks before the ceremony with a wide variety of readings and suggestions.
She held our hand right up to the ceremony and afterwards too.
The day of the wedding she was so kind and encouraging.
When things did not go quite as planned she stepped in and directed the ceremony to a successful conclusion. The guests were commenting on how smooth and upbeat the festivities were. She is also flexible and accommodating to one's wishes.
Just a great experience all around.
Mary was fantastic. She held our hands throughout the entire process. Our ceremony was meaningful to us and made our day that much more special.
Mary was excellent, highly recommended!
Mary was a Godsend. She really made our day special.
I would absolutely recommend Mary Kernander to anyone who is planning a wedding! She was super flexible while we planned ours, even with constantly changing times and details. She was totally relaxed and did an excellent job making our ceremony as individual as we are. There was a lot of things we weren't sure about when it came to the finer details of the ceremony, and she offered us helpful advice whenever we needed it. Mary, thanks for making our special day spectacular :)
Mary was SO wonderful and accommodating. She was able to squeeze us in on a very busy day for her with only a month's notice and she even gave us an incredible rate. She preformed the ceremony exactly like I wanted and our wedding was perfect. I will recommend her to everyone.
Mary was wonderful in every aspect of helping us plan the service, providing many options and flexibility allowing us to personalize our ceremony. Whatever you would like or need help with Mary is there providing support. Her warm, kind and genuine words and manner made our ceremony perfect. I hve recommended her to others and they have been equally pleased. She is the best!
Time taken to offer vows that worked for the couple. Flexibility on a weekday and time of day.