Hello, gorgeous! I’m “not that kind of minister” and wedding officiant Marie Burns Holzer and I LOVE what I do!
People and the big moments in life are my jam. It is the best feeling in the world to get to the heart of an experience and help others live in a way that feels completely authentic. If you’re not having fun or finding meaning in an experience, what’s the point?!
Personal tidbits: I’ve been married to Husband the Therapist for 14 years. I’m a mother to a rambunctious girl, as well as a Girl Scout Troop leader, a devoted dog mom to Inara the Chocolate Labrador, a hardcore nerd from way back, and an avid Instagrammer. There’s also my love of coffee and tea, video games, delicious street food, and martinis somewhere in there too. I’m also a long-term yoga practitioner and a Spartan (Obstacle Course Training). Aroo!
Professionally speaking, I’ve been doing this since 2011 and have married over 800 couples since then. (I think I’ll hit 900 in autumn of 2018). I’m very proud to say that I have developed enough of a reputation in that time that I’m now considered an expert, teaching members of the European Celebrants Collective (celebrants are what everyone else in the world calls officiants) about business planning, social media marketing, and innovation in celebrancy and officiating. I’m in excellent company, as you can see!