What does Elopement mean to me?

A short, sweet, intimate ceremony for the two of you at a location of your choosing.

Though pre-scripted, your ceremony is originally written by Jo Maden, LifeCycle Celebrant and can include details unique to the two of you and a choice of vows or vows written by you.

Fee $200


An Elopement with Jo Maden LifeCycle Celebrant is a simplified wedding experience...

  • Guests number generally from zero to ten (**the state of ME requires 2 witnesses)
  • There are no other participants (e.g. wedding party, readers, etc. ) except when children are included in their parent's ceremony.
  • Photographers are often present and always welcome


Logistics & Legalities

  • I will travel anywhere within the NH seacoast area (Strafford & Rockingham Counties) or Southern ME (York County)
  • I may officiate in MA with one month advanced notice due to licensing requirements. Travel limited to Essex County.
  • All couples must provide their marriage license to me prior to the start of the ceremony.

A decade of gratitude....farewell to weddings

I have made the decision to retire from officiating Weddings.  I will continue to welcome elopements as described above.

I am tremendously grateful for the wonderfully collaborative, generous  and joyful couples and families I have had the pleasure to work with over the years.

I have also been so fortunate to work with some of the very best wedding professionals throughout Northern New England and made some true friends.

Crafting each love story; celebrating the past, present and future of each unique couple has been my joy and honor.


Awards & Reviews

Awards and Reviews