I'm Alise Snyder, and I couldn't be more excited to share a bit about myself with you.
I live in the quiet rural town of Standish located in Southern Maine about 20 miles from Portland. I share my home with my husband of 32 years, our two loyal dogs, a big old horse, a mini donkey named Michael (yes, he has quite the personality) a large heard of wild deer, and our newest addition, a playful kitty named Luna. I have two grown children. My daughter was recently married to her long-time sweetheart this past September in Orlando, Florida, and my son is a musician and lead singer for his band 5Cent Sundays.
When I'm not tending to my "needy" pets I am spending quality time with my loved ones, where you'll often find me indulging in some of my favorite pastimes. I thrive on making memories and cherishing life's simple pleasures.
I have a bit of a guilty pleasure for reality TV shows, often paired with a great glass of Rose, of course. And when it comes to entertainment, you can't go wrong with sappy romance movies from the '90s - 2000s. Throw in some vintage clothing shopping, chocolate cake, and a sunny day at the beach with Kenny Chesney playing in the background, and you've got my idea of bliss.
As a graduate of the Celebrant Foundation and Institute located in NJ, I received my training and certification in the Fundamentals of Celebrancy, Weddings, and Funerals, I am also a Licensed Maine Wedding Officiant and owner of Little Robin Ceremonies. My officiating journey now spans almost 6 years and I have officiated more than 100 ceremonies both big and small. I consider it an honor to be a part of such a transformative moment in your life. I am now working through more advanced ceremony and handfasting training taught by the awesome Celebrant River Jones at the Order of Bairds, Ovates, and Druids located in the UK. I love crafting meaningful and personalized ceremonies for couples embarking on their life story as well as creating transitional ceremonies for life's most important moments.
From the tender moment you walk down the aisle to the heartfelt exchange of vows, I'm there to ensure every detail is perfect and reflective of your love story. And yes, I'll admit, I'm often moved to tears witnessing the depth of emotion shared between couples and their families—it's truly a privilege to witness.
A few final tidbits about me: I'm celebrating my 33rd wedding anniversary this year (time flies when you're having fun!), I'm an avid real estate investor, and I love to travel, with Key West, palm-fringed beaches, and Glastonbury, England ranking among my favorite destinations.
I've had some incredible experiences, from visiting Stonehenge to exploring the mystical energy of Avebury in the UK. And yes, I love reading Tarot Cards—a passion I've cultivated alongside my previous 25-year career as a busy commercial hair and makeup artist.
As an individual, I value kindness, honesty, and hard work. My motto for life is a glass always being half full (or more), and I'm always up for a day trip to North Conway, NH or whipping up some delicious baked goods to share with family and friends.
As I continue to grow and evolve, I'm committed to expanding my Officiant/Celebrant knowledge and skills through ongoing training and education both near and far. I'm dedicated to continued learning and offering the best possible service and ceremony I can to my clients.
So, whether you're planning a wedding, vow renewal, baby naming ceremony, or pet celebration of life, I'm here to make your special day unforgettable. I am and will always be dedicated to serving couples with warmth, passion, and a touch of magic.
Now that you know a bit about me, I can't wait to learn more about you and your love story. Here's to you and your special day—may it be everything you've ever dreamed of and more!