"Virginia Marie was a calm influence on our last-minute destination wedding. She was engaging and extremely gifted in her positive approach to our premarital counseling; so much so, Erika and I happily completed some useful homework before the wedding that brought us so much peace on our special day. When we came to her with non-traditional ideas and extremely non-traditional ideas, Virginia Maria blended our wishes seamlessly into an elegant ceremony alive with spirit, family, love, tears, and beautiful laughter. She kept in contact with both my wife and I throughout the process before the wedding; so we were all on the same page! On a technical note, she was always prompt and courteous when communicating prior to the ceremony. She was early and very patient when the ceremony was delayed, and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect wedding officiant!" -Anel Flores
"Virginia Marie is a gift to all who know her. I appreciated the complete thoughtfulness of the our time together. The balanced combination of mind, spirit and body was exceptional. I left feeling this balance. A centering energy resides in the casita. I immediately felt a sense of release of tension and a call to calm. I left the session feeling grateful, energized, and peaceful." -a visitor to Casita Elena
"All of our significant milestones as a couple have been marked with ceremonies led by our beloved Madre, Virginia Marie--from our house blessing to our engagement and wedding ceremony. Rev. Virginia Marie has a dynamic way of guiding the community together for a sacred purpose.
"As a couple, Virginia Marie met with us for spiritual counseling sessions before our wedding and our house blessing. She worked with us to create ceremonies that were a celebration of our own beliefs as well as a welcoming space for our guests, who represented many different walks in life and spiritual beliefs. After our wedding, so many people came up to us and commented on how moved they had felt by the ceremony.
"Virginia Marie created a powerful space that was at once intimate for us as a couple and deeply inclusive of our friends and family. The love and power of the event was palpable to everyone present. Rev. Virginia Marie has held and guided us through such beautiful moments in our lives and we are so grateful." -Matthew and Alicia Enciso