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weddings & elopements

2019 Couples


I am happy to refer you to a trusted colleague

2020 Couples

I have  retired.

Please see my message below.

Please contact me and I will happily refer you to a trusted colleague.

*see exceptions in next panel*

2020 Elopements 2020 Bilingual Weddings

Elopements  Welcome!    Spanish/English Bilingual Weddings Welcome!

Spontaneous or planned elopements are welcome!

Spanish/English Bilingual officiants are hard to find...I'm still here for you!

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A decade of gratitude....farewell to weddings

I have made the decision to (semi) retire from Weddings.  I will continue to welcome elopements (see below).  

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.

I look forward to celebrating with my remaining 2019 couples and send much love and thanks to the hundreds who came before!


Awards & Reviews

Awards and Reviews




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.

Fee $200


An Elopement with Jo Maden LifeCycle Celebrant is a simplified 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 ceremony

Spanish/English Bilingual WEdding Ceremonies

Felicidades y Bienvenidos

Finding a Spanish/English Bilingual ceremony officiant in Northern New England can be a challenge.  Though I have decided to step away from my work as a Wedding Celebrant I will continue to offer ceremonies for couples in need of this service.

The Ceremony Fee is generally $600-650 and includes the following: 

· One-of-a-kind ceremony

· A unique Love Story 

· Personally designed rituals / ceremonial elements

· Readings (optional)

· Original or selected vows 

· Rehearsal

· ​Communication with vendors

· ​License filing

· ​Keepsake copy of your ceremony

**An audio sample is available upon request