I’m an Ordained Minister through Pathways of Light and I emphasize the practice of helping people quiet their mind to better hear their Inner guidance, and in the process, strengthen their connection with God. When I am not officiating weddings, I am available for baptisms, memorial services and other ceremonies of life transition. My passion to inspire others helped me start the first Spanish ministry at Unity of Burbank where I also speak on rotation at the English service. Originally from Miami, I moved to pursue my dreams in Hollywood, and after great success in my field, I felt an inward calling to become a non-denominational minister. I share a deep spiritual connection with the LA Wedding Women sisters and I feel so very blessed to be sharing my love of weddings through this incredible company!
Hola! Soy ministra de Pathways Of Light y mi función es de ayudar a las personas acallar su mente para oír mejor su guía interior, y en el proceso, fortalecer su relación con Dios. Cuando no estoy oficiando bodas, estoy disponible para bautizos, misas conmemorativas y otras ceremonias de transición de vida. Mi pasión para inspirar a otros me ayudó a comenzar el primer ministerio en Español en Unity Of Burbank; donde también doy sermones en los servicios en Inglés. Nací en Miami, me mudé a realizar mis sueños en Hollywood, y después de un gran éxito en mi carrera como actriz, sentí un llamado interior para convertirme en una ministra. Comparto una profunda conexión espiritual con las mujeres de LA Wedding Women y me siento muy bendecida de estar extendiendo mi amor haciendo ceremonias de boda a través de esta increíble compañía.
See below for loving reviews from my clients on Yelp and Wedding wire!
Regina: Maria Felipe was our officiant for our wedding. She is not only beautiful but has an amazing personality. We wanted to meet our officiant in person before signing a contract. Maria was very flexible and agreed to meet at a coffee shop. I immediately loved her personality and how warm and easy going she is. At the meeting, we went over a run through of the ceremony and we signed that day. We did the custom wedding package which includes one meeting. So since we decided to meet our officiant first before signing that counted as our one meeting which was ok with us because we now knew how passionate Maria is and we were confident she would do an excellent job at our wedding.
Henry: Maria Felipe was the wedding officiant for my wife and I this past Saturday and she was awesome!!! From the first time we came in contact, she was extremely helpful, sweet, and attentive. I knew I had to look no further as soon as I found her. Then on the actual day of the wedding, she was perfect. The ceremony was beautiful and she was very knowledgeable about the marriage certificate process. It was also great that she’s bi-lingual. I highly recommend!!!
Roger: After 8+ years together, my partner and I decided to take the plunge – now that we can do it legally in the great State of California! Maria Felipe officiated at our July 13 ceremony, and was so wonderful, so calming, so organized, soso so perfect. From our initial contact, through the ceremony itself, we felt so well taken care of. Despite giving her only 3 days notice, I felt like she knew us. Thank you!
Garrett: My now wife and I recently had Maria of LA Wedding Woman officiate our wedding. She was great leading up to the event, promptly answering emails and clearly laying out our options. On the day of the wedding, she showed up early and gave us additional details as to what to expect. During the ceremony, she did a great job of “reading” the room and guiding the ceremony in an appropriate direction. Ours was a more informal crowd. She was enthusiastic, polite and personable. Our attendants all had wonderful things to say about her too!
Andrew: Look no further! If you’re looking for a genuine, sincere, non-pretentious Officiant – Maria Felipe will make your dream wedding a reality. She officiated at our Sand Ceremony in Pacific Palisades and it felt as though she was a good friend who had known us for years. She was extremely flexible, sensitive to our needs and a quintessential professional. My partner and I were unbelievably happy and Maria was a very special part of our memorable life-event. Thank You LA Wedding Woman! – Randy & Andrew
Medini: I don’t normally write reviews like this, but after recently getting married I wanted to recommend Maria Felipe from LA Wedding Woman as an absolutely wonderful officiator. My husband and I wanted a customized ceremony that recognized our union and commitment to one another. Maria was absolutely supportive and encouraging of the sort of wedding we wanted to have. We discussed at length the type of ceremony we were looking for and Maria was brilliant at understanding our wishes and offering suggestions for how to achieve our perfect ceremony. Like most brides I was nervous before the ceremony, but Maria absolutely calmed my nerves and talked me through the ceremony. Maria felt like an integral part of the wedding party and guests commented repeatedly on how wonderful and supportive she was. I highly recommend Maria, I cannot imagine a more supportive and friendly experience.
Carol: Maria Felipe married my husband and I last weekend. It was the loveliest of ceremonies! We went with Maria because we were interested in having a bilingual ceremony as I have Spanish only speaking family. The ceremony she crafted for us was a perfect blend of English and Spanish. When we first met with Maria to go over our ceremony, I instantly knew that we went with the right person. Maria was very professional, friendly, and gave my husband and I that confidence we needed in knowing we had found the right person. The day of the ceremony Maria arrived early to brief the bridal party on specifics regarding walking down the aisle, where we should stand, and who would do what and at what time. She was a very calm presence in what seemed to me a very frenzied time! Maria conducted the ceremony in a very lighthearted way. She was funny and serious when she needed to be. At one point, my dad got up and asked for the microphone from Maria and proceeded to give us his words of advice. This was all very unexpected and Maria handled it like a champ. She translated what my dad had said and carried on like it were part of the ceremony. All in all, Maria did a spectacular job! If you’re looking for a bilingual officiant for your wedding, Maria is your gal!
Alondra: Yo tube la oportunidad de que Maria Felipe oficiara mi ceremonia Marzo 15, 2014. Fue exelente trabajar con ella. Siempre estuvo al tanto de todos los detalles para la ceremonia.Siempre contesto mis preguntats con claridad y detalles. Despues de que estuve buscando tantos y tantos oficiantes que oficiaran mi ceremonial en espanol no entoncte a nadie hasta que entontre a Maria. Me dio mucho gusto que ella oficiar mi ceremonia en espanol ya que todos nuestros familiars hablan ese idioma y ella hizo un excelente trabajo.Tambien se tomo el tiempo de esribir nuestros votos en tarjetas para leer los el dia de nuesta ceremonia y ella misma se tomo el tiempo de enviar nuestra licencia de matrimonio. Si buscan a alguine amable, profecional, y bilingue para su ceremonia Maria seria perfecta. It was a pleasure working with you.
Rosabel: What do we have to say about Maria? Nothing but great things!! We feel like we could not have had a more perfect person to officiate our wedding. She’s truly genuine and intuitive and made us feel like we have known her forever. We flew in from Miami and had our wedding in Laguna Beach on 5/21/2014 and only spoke to her a few times over the phone prior to our special day. However, those few conversations were enough for her to get to know us enough to prepare the perfect wedding ceremony for us. She was simply lovely and we give her nothing but high recommendations! Thank you Maria for being part of our special day!