Today’s interview is with wedding officiant Mary Rincon of Mary’s Weddings, based in Queen Creek, AZ! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am a wedding officiant. I can come to your location or you can come to my location for a ceremony at Mary’s Weddings.

Read the full interview after the cut!

How did you get into wedding officiating?

I became a Minister after my wedding to my husband Eddie Rincon. We were married in Vegas. I thought it was so neat how there were chapels everywhere. Later on, after my bible studies, one ministry that God spoke to my heart about was being a Wedding Minister and I remembered how special my Wedding Day was. I wanted to be a part of making someone else’s day special and being able to bless their marriage was a plus.

What’s your favorite part of the job?

All of it, the whole nine yard shabang :)

What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned, and would pass along to other new wedding officiates just getting started?

Bring a copy of the vows for the couples because a lot of times they forget with all the excitement of their wedding. Lol .

What are your hobbies or non-work-related activities?

Writing, photography and dancing.

Any great stories from a wedding you’ve officiated?

Michael proposes to Karla in a surprising but special way before getting married. He wanted her to be surprised and know he loves her in a very special way. We brought the wedding to her. She thought she would be late. She was just expecting a quick ceremony, when Michael expressed his excitement in how he wanted to surprise her in a special way I wanted to be in on it. We all drove at Canyon Lake and surprised her with a ceremony at the lake. Michael got down on one knee and purposed. Karla of course said yes. Then he gave her a bouquet of roses; it was very special and romantic for them both. You can see the pictures and videos on my blog.

What advice would you pass along to couples planning their wedding?

The best advice I can give is to come up with your own vows; it leaves a sweet impression and it shows how much thought you put in the ceremony.

Thanks Mary! For more information about Mary’s Weddings, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to her website.

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