Kind Words from Happy Couples

Claire is absolutely amazing – I cannot say enough good things about her! My husband and I planned a very last minute elopement. When we booked Claire we had no timeframe, and didn’t know when or where the wedding be. She was beyond accommodating with working with us, as well as helping with referrals for any services we’d need for our day. Our ceremony was amazing and we have not stopped talking about it. We really couldn’t have asked for a more sweet or heartfelt woman to officiate – we absolutely love her and we are already talking about vow renewals because we want to do it all over again! The whole day was amazing and we couldn’t have dreamed of a better day! It poured the day of our wedding, and in time for the ceremony it let up to a drizzle/steady rain. Claire never complained about being outdoors in the rain with no umbrella or tent. In fact, she and our crew of photography members celebrated how gorgeous the rain was with us! It was a wonderful, beautiful day and Claire added personal touches to our ceremony like no one else could have. She was absolutely the best choice for our day!

Martha & Brian, August 2017

Savoir Claire responded with the following comments:
“This wedding was so unique and magical I sometimes wonder if I dreamed it. Martha & Brian’s story is extraordinary and their stunningly beautiful misty elopement at the Bethel Inn Lake House was too. It was so joyful, meaningful, and blissfully private. I’ve fallen for these two and plan to stay in touch as they live their happily ever after life as a married couple.”

Claire has written the most beautiful vows for her brides and grooms and she is a joy to work with. She’s warm and funny, kind and nurturing, professional and smart. She is passionate about making one’s wedding day perfect down to the last detail. If you want an inclusive and intimate experience, Claire is the wedding officiant for you. She is truly wonderful!

Kristy & Jarrett, September 2017

Claire was nothing short of amazing. We met with Claire in person and communicated fairly regularly by phone/email leading up the wedding. She was fun to talk to and genuinely cared about making sure that we had the ceremony we wanted. Once we got to the actual wedding, she was a calming presence and extremely easy to work with. During the ceremony, as an officiant, Claire was wonderful – she has a great officiant voice and delivery. We got tons of compliments on the ceremony and Claire’s officiating. People couldn’t believe we hadn’t known Claire our whole lives. I can’t imagine having chosen a different officiant and I would highly recommend Claire to anyone looking!

Jessie & Jake, September 2017

Savoir Claire responded with the following comments:
“What an awesome review. It was exactly how I remember working with Jessie & Jake. They were unflappable as ceremony plans developed, sending such calm edits and ideas – I loved working with them! Turns out I worked down the hall from Jake’s Mom for years in Boston. Such a small world. I’ll be staying in touch for sure – best wishes! PS: YES! They did indeed have a man wearing a bear head in the wedding party!”

Claire. Everything was absolutely wonderful yesterday. You made our dream wedding day come true. Everything about it was perfect. So relaxed. Your ceremony was fantastic. Your readings for the event were brilliant and fit us to a tee. The love story was dead on. You truly have a gift. We can’t thank you enough.

Morgan & David

Claire, I wanted to reach out to you and express a deep and heartfelt thanks for the wonderful marriage you gave us. From the moment we met I felt truly at ease and during our brief time together I felt that you had put in an extraordinary effort to make our ceremony meaningful and memorable and you far exceeded any expectations I had. Thank you for your readings: they were perfect in every way and I will have them forever to re-read and remember our wedding day. Morgan and I were truly blessed to have had you part of our wonderful day.

Morgan & David (They submitted another!)

I would highly recommend Claire Winston-Wade. She is personable, caring and loves to get to know you. Claire kept in contact with me, suggested and advised me in areas I was not to sure of. Claire’s professionalism, appearance and knowledge made us feel very comfortable. Claire did a great job with our very simple wedding.

Nancy, Bruce & Cuddles

This is Emma & Akira – I hope the world is ready for this power couple!
Venue: Union Bluff Hotel, York, Maine • Coordinator: Jenna • Photography: Hillary Deane Photography

Claire, with her sunny disposition and gregarious personality, was a perfect fit for our wedding! She gave wonderful advice and was super flexible with our meetings. She truly wanted us to have our day the way that we wanted it and I am forever grateful!

Emma & Akira

Claire entered our home and soon after our lives. Is she an expert at marriage? I don’t know. I do know she was instrumental at making our special day just that special.

Helen & Randy

Helen & Randy pulled off a fabulous wedding on their lakeside patio in Gardener, Maine. They did everything themselves with the help of wonderful friends and family who gathered for this very funny, very memorable and very touching event! Photography by their good friend, Michele.

Johnette & Thomas’ wedding can only be described as out of this world! I’d do it again in a second and I know they would too. The venue was their hilarious parents’ huge backyard in the woods of Wells, Maine – what an amazing wedding!

I cannot even begin to explain how perfect Claire was for us! She went above and beyond her duties to help us with the planning and actual ceremony. She listened to every wacky idea we had (and trust me, we had some wacky ideas!) and even offered some wacky ideas of her own! She fit so well with our personalities. She is extremely thorough, professional, smart and kind! It is so obvious and evident that she enjoys what she does! I could not have hoped for anything better; she is it!!!!

Johnette & Thomas

I’m so thankful I found you, I contacted you only a week or so before the big day and even though you were four hours away and the ceremony destination was a 45 minute hike through the woods, and it took place on a Monday early morning, you said yes!!! Up until the wedding you were always available if I needed to talk to you, and you really listened to my ideas and vision, and helped make it happen. I loved how you incorporated our three young children as well to play multiple roles throughout. You were the perfect person for the job, thank you Claire.

Brittney, Christopher, Scarlet, Violet & Sawyer

Speaking from experience, I would emphatically recommend Claire as the officiant for your wedding. She is a quirky combination of stand-up comedian and passionate master of ceremony. She possesses an unusual gift of being able to put virtually anyone at ease. When necessary, she can improvise with ease, grace, and her wonder sense of humor. As the years pass and you look back on your wedding day, I have no doubt that Claire will be remembered for her warm and sincere contribution to your special day. She truly is a special person.

Carolyn Brown

Claire has written the most beautiful vows for her brides and grooms and she is a joy to work with. She’s warm and funny, kind and nurturing, professional and smart. She is passionate about making one’s wedding day perfect down to the last detail. If you want an inclusive and intimate experience, Claire is the wedding officiant for you. She is truly wonderful!