"The journey is the treasure."
 - Lloyd Anderson
 

Wedding Ceremony Testimonials

"My husband and I had a quick last minute wedding in our living room with a few close family members. Marsanne made it feel just a s special and significant as a large ceremony. It was so beautiful! She has a calm, peaceful demeanor and made it so easy to feel comfortable."

–Grace, Fort Collins

"Marsanne authored and conducted the perfect wedding ceremony for my wife and I this past weekend! She took extreme care to personalize our message and even "crafted" a special unity ritual involving a black and tan craft beer pour. Her participation at the rehearsal ensured everybody was on the same page. Even though we only met Marsanne face to face at the rehearsal night given our destination wedding status, her communication over the phone and through emails were extremely warm and comforting and quite telling of her actual demeanor. We couldn't be more happy with our decision to have her officiate our wedding!"

-Ben, Estes Park

"We used Marsanne for our elopement ceremony. Marsanne wrote a draft of the whole ceremony after an initial hour long meeting. It was simply astonishing how she came up with something that fit us so perfectly after just meeting us so briefly. It's obvious that Marsanne is truly gifted at what she does and she enjoys her work. Thanks Marsanne for a wonderful celebration, we will re-read our ceremony on every anniversary to celebrate our union!"

–Gwen, Denver

"Marsanne authored and conducted the perfect wedding ceremony for my wife and I this past weekend! She took extreme care to personalize our message and even "crafted" a special unity ritual involving a black and tan craft beer pour. Her participation at the rehearsal ensured everybody was on the same page. Even though we only met Marsanne face to face at the rehearsal night given our destination wedding status, her communication over the phone and through emails were extremely warm and comforting and quite telling of her actual demeanor. We couldn't be more happy with our decision to have her officiate our wedding!"

-Ben, Estes Park

"Marsanne was exactly what we were looking for in our search for the perfect officiant. She is thoughtful, articulate, charismatic, and brought most of the audience to tears with her representation of our love for each other. She was observant of us, and noticed many little things about our relationship through our initial meetings. We felt that she "got" us, and made our ceremony perfectly tailored to us as a couple. We enjoyed filling out the questionnaire she provided and loved how she was able to work so many personal touches into the ceremony. Our ceremony was the perfect mix of heartfelt, touching, and personal but also light and funny at times as well. We couldn't be happier with her attention to detail, positive demeanor, and enthusiasm for officiating special moments in others' lives. We are sure that she will cater to your perfect idea of a wedding ceremony and make it special. Overall we are so happy with the services Marsanne provided for such an important component of our wedding day and recommend her highly!"

  -Amy, Denver

"Marianne was awesome! She did a wonderful job writing the ceremony and, at the wedding, her delivery was spectacular. She was very responsive and flexible with everything she did. I had guests coming up to me afterwards saying it was the best wedding they have ever attended."

–Helen, Fort Collins

"We are so glad we chose Marsanne to officiate our wedding ceremony! She was professional, very responsive and helpful to us leading up to our big day. She performed a beautiful ceremony for us and I would recommend her to anyone needing an officiant!!"

-Rena, Loveland

"My (now husband) and I could not have asked for a better person to officiate our wedding. We are very much "first impression" kind of people and when we met with Marsanne we knew she was the right fit immediately. A few highlights for us... neither one of us belong to a specific church so we didn't feel comfortable having a priest or church official. We did know that we liked and wanted some of the traditional parts of the ceremony and so we were on the hunt for a non-denominational officiant. We came across Marsanne who describes herself as a life-celebrant. That description is spot on. She was so receptive to what our thoughts and ideas were on the ceremony. She helped us keep some traditional parts but add in parts that were unique to us. She told our love story with such a loving tone. You could tell she was genuinely happy for us and for the step we were about to take. She had the audience laughing but so elegantly transitioned into our vows. Her delivery was beautiful and her presence was just so calming. She did an absolutely fabulous job at the ceremony but the ceremony wouldn't have gone so smoothly if she hadn't put all the work in prior to that. She kept us informed and on track months in advance. She gave us a questionnaire to fill out which helped her put together a ceremony unique to my husband and I. She came to the rehearsal dinner to run through things and I think she could tell we were a little nervous and she was so calming and reassuring. She left and I thought... we got this. Let's do this! Marsanne was the perfect fit for us and I highly recommend meeting with her. OH! She's also a local :) My husband and I are native Coloradoans and we were actually very happy and to have a "neighbor" of ours take us through such an important and amazing day :) It's funny... you know she's good when you talk about your special day and reference your officiant and how awesome she was! We hope to see her down the road and will always give her our best wishes!!"  

-Trelene, LaPorte

"Marsanne was amazing. I had friends come up after the wedding and mention how they thought it was so nice we got a family friend to marry us. They were blown away when I said that we had never met her before we hired her! She really learns about the couple and puts together a ceremony that reflects who the couple is, and how they want their lives together to be. She accommodated our every whim, and left us feeling thankful that we found her at the end of the day. One wedding is enough for me in this life, but, if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't hesitate to hire Marsanne again!"

-Dan

"Marsanne made the ceremony very meaningful and listened to our desires. She had several creative ideas that made our wedding special!"

- Valerie

"We couldn't have imagined our ceremony any better. It perfectly reflected our taste, was light-hearted without taking away from the serious event, was heart-felt and 100% personalized. We received many compliments from our guests that they haven't been to such a great ceremony ever before! Our officiant was extremely helpful in the preparation of the ceremony supporting us with advise and examples."

-Julia

"Marsanne really made our wedding so very special. She incorporated everything that we requested into the ceremony and walked us through the planning process of our ceremony as well. She was always very attentive and answered all calls and emails promptly. She directed the entire rehearsal and made it very relaxing for us. She truly made our day perfect and so memorable! I would highly recommend!!"

- Emily

"Marsanne was such a joy to work with! From the initial meeting, to the writing of the ceremony, to her calming presence on our wedding day, we were very fortunate to have found her. She was incredibly helpful and flexible during the whole process and it made for a very low stress and enjoyable experience. Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so special and memorable."

- Stephanie

"My husband and I met Marsanne Howard soon after we were engaged. We had not yet identified an officiant for our ceremony, but after our fortuitous first meeting, were certain we had found the perfect person to marry us on our wedding day! Marsanne is kind, thoughtful, funny, patient, and a great listener. We had such a positive experience with her. She listened to our hopes and desires carefully, and then crafted a most thoughtful, funny, heartfelt, and loving ceremony. Many people at our wedding told us it was the best they had ever heard, as it was full of personal touches and meaningful stories and rituals. We are so thankful to have worked with Marsanne. We will always remember the words we shared on our wedding day, and will always be thankful for the officiant that made it one of the most memorable and meaningful days of our lives."

- Lori

"My husband and I had a quick last minute wedding in our living room with a few close family members. Marsanne made it feel just a s special and significant as a large ceremony. It was so beautiful! She has a calm, peaceful demeanor and made it so easy to feel comfortable."

-Grace

"I loved Marsanne! She was wonderful and made the wedding unique and about us not just some reading from a book!"

- Bryanna

"Our wedding day exceeded all of our expectations and we can't thank Marsanne enough for all she did to make it happen. She worked with us closely from nervous beginning to the last joyful moments and i can honestly say it would not have been nearly as special without her. She guided us to beautiful readings and poems and blessings, helped us organize and rehearse, and then conducted our beautiful ceremony with poise and grace. Wonderful! I highly recommend Marsanne. Affordable, personable, dependable, outstanding. Thank You Marsanne!"

-John

"Everything was so special and perfect for us. The ceremony was simple, genuine and deeply meaningful. Exactly as we wanted it to be. Marsanne was so kind and sensitive to our expectations. I highly recommend her work!" 

-Gertri

"Marsanne really took the time to get to know my husband and I, even from afar. Our ceremony was so unique and individualized... everyone commented on how fitting it was for us. Many of my guests asked where I had found her! She took the time to understand our life and our families and captured us perfectly. Highly recommended!"

-Emily

"Marsanne is wonderful to work with! We were so happy with Marsanne’s creative insights, traditional and modern ceremony ideas, and overall professionalism. We loved collaborating with Marsanne who provided unique suggestions and also listened to and incorporated our feedback. Our wedding ceremony was meaningful, personalized, and fun because of Marsanne’s excellent officiant abilities, friendly personality, and great organizational skills with putting together our ceremony!" 

-Tori and Matt

"Marsanne was incredibly responsive, creative, and caring throughout the entire process of our wedding. She created an unbelievable customized ceremony that not only fulfilled the amazing lifelong memory we were hoping for, but she created and delivered a ceremony that kept the audience conpletely engaged and attentive. We could not have asked for a better officiant and would be more than willing to recommend Marsanne to all." 

-Cory and Kelsey

"Marsanne did an awesome job on personalizing our ceremony to us, very laid back. When I emailed her or asked a question she answered it in the same day if not it will be the next day. I liked how she got to know us and made it our story. Meeting with her was very convenient as she worked around our full time jobs. I liked it how she can make a ceremony how long or short you want it. I would recommend her to any one!"

-Shawn and Megan

"Everything you have here is PERFECT!!!  We love the poem, the sand ceremony, ALL of it!!!  I could not have put this better together myself.  There is just enough religion that captures what Seth and I and our families feel.  I hope you have a wonderful vacation, and again, thank you for all you have done.  You are amazing at what you do.  What you have provided spoke to BOTH of our hearts." 

-Angel

Winding Road Ceremonies

2628 Ferndale Drive
LaPorte, CO 80535
Phone: 970-219-3107

Proudly offering wedding and funeral officiant services in the Fort Collins/Estes Park, Colorado area:

Fort Collins, Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Allenspark, Longmont, Lyons, Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, Laporte and all of northern Colorado.

 

Officiant services are also available in Vail, Aspen, and Breckenridge.