We are excited to continue to bring you more wonderful vendors! Check out Wedding Officiant Charlotte Nolan!
TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR COMPANY!
Based in Scarborough, I have been officiating for 6 years. During that time I have
performed more than 100 ceremonies. My work is creating memorable and meaningful
wedding or vow renewal ceremonies
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO GET INTO THE BUSINESS?
A good friend of mine asked me to officiate for her wedding and it was such a wonderful
experience for me. Officiating combines all the things I love and am skilled at - meeting
new people, writing and public speaking. Plus, you are surrounded by love!
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB?
After I’ve spent time with a couple, getting to know them and their families and friends, and
created a ceremony that is truly reflective of them and their wishes, and they are so happy
standing at that altar with me, and their guests are crying and laughing and everyone
knows that they are witnessing something special - that’s my favorite part of my job. It’s
the best job ever!
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU LEARNED OVER THE YEARS YOU WOULD PASS ALONG TO OTHERS LOOKING TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
I’ve learned that there’s room for everybody in this business and to be myself. Don’t try to
be everything to every couple. Work with couples who want and appreciate what you have
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR TIME AWAY FROM WORK?
I’m a singer and sing soprano with Maine Music Society in Lewiston. I hike, comb beaches
with my 5 year-old yellow Lab, Lucy, garden, read good literature, and try to write daily. I
also bake a pretty unbelievable chocolate cake.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT IN YOUR BUSINESS?
I love the hugs I get from brides and grooms. I love that I get to be with them, supporting
them, on such an important day in their lives.
WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD?
I would say the level of service I provide sets me apart. I spend a lot of time getting to
know the couples I work with, making sure the ceremony we plan is as close to perfect as it
can be. I offer lots of examples and years of experience.
ARE THERE ANY TRENDS THAT YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE OR WOULD LOVE TO SEE LEFT BEHIND?
I LOVE the trend of couples choosing Maine for their destination wedding!
IF YOU COULD DO ANYTHING ELSE IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I have done other things - sold radio advertising, published poetry, been a spa director, law
office manager, environmental grant writer, and women’s advocate. Nothing compares to
being a wedding officiant, though (except that time I was a lead singer in a cover band
back in the early 90s - I’d do that again!).
If you would like to get in touch with Charlotte, take a look at her beautiful website here!