My name is Alise Snyder
I am a Certified Lifecycle Celebrant,
Maine Wedding Officiant, and Maine Notary.
I live on a small farm in southern Maine with my husband of 29 years, 3 dogs, 2 cats, a horse, and a mini donkey named Michael.
I love (besides my family and pets): traveling, reality tv on Monday nights, a great glass of wine, all types of music, going to antique fairs, sappy/cheesy romance movies from the '90s and 2000s, vintage clothing, and chocolate cake.
I came into the Wedding industry as a long time Professional Makeup artist, stylist/wardrobe stylist. I have worked with countless brides, couples, and professionals throughout the years and felt it would be an easy transition from behind the scenes of a wedding to front and center. I have loved every minute of it and found the transition to be an exciting one.
I am a bit of a training geek and wanted to offer clients the highest quality of service which is why I decided to attend the Celebrant Institute in New York for formal ceremony creation and business training. It is also why I became a Maine Notary feeling this was a bit more official than only becoming ordained online. Neither are requirements to marry a couple in Maine, I just love diplomas and certificates..told you I was a training geek.
As a Certified Lifecycle Celebrant, I feel continually blessed to be included as part of a couples wedding day. I am a true romantic at heart and love every minute of a wedding ceremony including reading the couple's homework replies returned to me (a tear-jerker moment), seeing the look in everyone eyes when the bride enters (bigger tear-jerker moment), and as they say their vows of love and commitment (biggest tear-jerker moment for me).
My hope as an officiant is to offer guidance and calm support to couples as they work through the process of planning a wedding together while helping them to honor the love between them and sharing that with the people they love the most on their wedding day.