Welcome to my website!
Hi! I'm Veronica Maximo, owner of Wedding Officiant Indianapolis.
As you can imagine, I always ask couples their love story and different questions to get to know them better so if they decide to hire me, I can have more information to later email them the script.
But as much as I ask, you may also want to know about me and if I may be a good fit for you, so don't be shy to request a meeting!
They are free of charge and no strings attached!
I've been happily married for 12+ years.
We have a 7 years old son, 2 very friendly dogs and a bunny family in our backyard :-)
I'm originally from Chile and I've lived in Indiana for over 14 years.
I was brought up to the U.S to do a management training as I have a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management.
I worked in the Hotel industry for 8+ years as a Head Department and managed/coordinated large city events such Super Bowl,
Big 10, Final Four, Indy 500, NBA Teams, etc and serviced the everyday person to celebrities.
To me, everyone has always been a V.I.P, no difference!
And is the same concept I have carried as a Wedding Officiant, no matter how big or expensive a wedding is, is a moment for the couple to cherish for years to come.
When I met the love of my life and my best friend (a.k.a "my husband") a month after my arrival, I knew it was meant to be, and we have been together since then. When we decided to get married, we faced the reality that since we were from different countries, it was going to be a little difficult to have all of our loved ones here.
So one day we decided to get married just the two of us and to do it the next day, even if I have always been a planner this just seemed right. What we didn't realized was that everywhere we called, they asked if we were members of that church, we needed to have counseling or simply the minister will not do that type of "rush" wedding. Someone at work suggested to go to the court house, when the Judge used to celebrate marriages at the Clerk's Office and we got married there.
Years later, when I decided to stop working in the hotel industry to care for our son's multiple and special needs; due to unexpected life changes months later, I needed to work again but I couldn't go back to the hotel business and be a head department as now I couldn't work 14-16hrs+ shifts. That is exactly why I decided to become a Professional Wedding Officiant, so I can help those looking for a
Quick/Elopement/Same Day Wedding, Intimate Ceremonies, Traditional or Not, Vows Renewal and Commitment Ceremonies, Religious, Non Religious and Interfaith.
I'm a one woman show and all the ceremonies are written (copyright protected) and performed by me only because consistency is my priority so I can provide the best service for you, specially when couples read all those reviews - they know is me.
Since I write my own scripts- I write them to be unique, something new, a message of love, inclussion and celebration.
What I love the most of my job is that there is always something new as all couples are different. I'm booked by Drs, Engineers, Nurses, Police Officers, NBA Players, Painters, Construction workers, Teachers, Hair Stylists, etc, so you get the idea.
In some way, is very similar to what I did back when I was a head deparment-Everyone is same- no labels.
I just make sure you and your guests are confortable and welcomed, is who I am :-)
I'm just like Nanny McPhee: "I come when I'm needed and I leave when you want me to stay"
Neverthless to say...I'm very friendly and I like to interact with people!! I'm lucky to be able to meet people from all over the world with exquisite cultures, traditions, languages and beliefs that always makes me see life differently and I'm very thankful for that.
So share as much as you like of your love/life story with me since that is actually the best part of my job!!
Is like reading a romance book that change with each couple I meet.
I believe inclusion is a way of living so if you speak a language other than English or Español, I will be more than happy to
accomodate as much as I can, specially so parents and grandparents can follow the ceremony.
I've performed ceremonies in Hebrew, Mandarin, Korean, Italian and Russian.
If an ASL interpreter is needed, is offered at no cost to couples.
I'm open to any ideas/predilections you may have...I enjoy new traditions or create a new one!!
Well, I may think twice if you want to get married while sky diving but if that is what you want... I will put my aviator glasses on!
No matter how, where or why you decide to get married...IS YOUR DAY!!
More facts about me:
- My great great maternal grandfather was from Ireland and moved to Chile to do businesses. My paternal grandfather was from Spain, so my family traditions are very European.
-I'm 4th generation of college graduate and all my life I attended private schools.
-I attended Vet School at an Ivy League College for 2 years when I decided I wanted to be a Chef!! Yes, I can cook and bake...just don't remind my husband! So I kind of broke the family tradition! (Everyone is either a Doctor, Engineer or in the medical field)
-I wanted to work in Europe when I graduated from college (my roots were calling!) so I applied all over the world. They called from Indianapolis the next day after applying and 1 month later I was here...the rest is history!
-I was a Rose Award Nominee in 2009 (Indiana Hospitality Award) and Manager of the Year (2009) at the Hilton Hotel Downtown.
-I have received awards from The Knot, WeddingWire and known to have a respectable reputation within the Wedding Industry.
-My husband is a stay home dad and I work from home so we can support our son's multiple needs.
-I'm involved in the special needs community in different ways, from volunteering to supporting non profit organizations.
-I started to volunteer at Geist Elementary School in 2018 and
I'm the room parent for their special needs classrooms (CFL and Life Skills)
-I'm a philanthropist and give back to the community in different ways. I started a non profit Etsy store, to buy
"1 hr massage" gift cards to give to local special needs parents. Check the store
-I have a very diverse musical taste from Queen, Adele, George Michael, Jamiroquai, Frank Sinatra, Pink, Twenty One Pilots, U2,
The Coors, Robbie Williams to Opera (My son and I love "Mio Babbino Caro")
-I speak English, Spanish and French (little rusty now), learning ASL and AAC. Languages come easy to me!
-My favorite movies are "The Wizard of Oz","The Sound of Music", "Deadpool" and "John Wick"
-I'm quite crafty! I can knit (check my Etsy store!), sew and have a vegetable garden every summer
-I can change a flat tire and paint a house (inside and out!)
-Be prepared...because I hug!
Best wishes to both of you...Let's celebrate LOVE!
Let's face it, I'm going to be in your photos. So, please, don't be shy about asking me what I wear and I usually will ask about your dress code (What you are asking your guests to wear) so I can dress up accordingly.
You put so much effort into how the rest of the wedding looks, you don't want the officiant to be the "wild card"; you will look at those photos (which are expensive!) for years to come.
I'm happy to tell you my choices and I am also happy to adjust accordingly if you want something special.
I've designed most of the dresses I wear!! I bought the fabric, designed them and hired a seamtress. As unique as my scripts are,
I wanted my dresses to also be one of a kind. Should I add designer to my resume? :-)
I generally select according to the wedding style and weather.
Black shift dresses are my favorite.
You will always see me wearing pearls too. I was given my first South Sea cultured pearl earrings when I was 9 years old and have been a fan since then.
I promise to look cute, but not too noticeable. This is YOUR DAY.
What do I wear for formal affairs
Not into black? Not a big deal! Please talk to me about what you would like me to wear.
I've worn a red jacket for a Chinese Wedding (Tradition for good luck), a casual summer for a backyard wedding in July and a floor length dress for a black tie wedding.
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I perform weddings throughout the local area, including Marion County, Johnson County, Hendricks County, Boone County, Hamilton County, Madison County and Hancock County.
I'm a professional Wedding Officiant that has been part of the Indianapolis wedding industry for over 6 years.
I specialize in Romantic, Fun and Elegant ceremonies. Small, Intimate or Large weddings!!
Bilingual Ceremonies, Traditional, Non Traditional, Religious, Non Religious, Elopements and Same Day always available.
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