Sturgis Rally Wedding Officiant
Mary Maisey-Ireland

I love Rally weddings

I love weddings of all kinds, and I especially love Rally weddings because couples feel so much permission to create a celebration that is exactly right for them.

Plus, they get married while they are on vacation – and what’s not to love about hanging out with people who are having fun?

And many couples deliberately choose the Rally because every time they return (and they know they will), they get to celebrate all over again!

The perfect combination

When you choose me as your Rally wedding officiant, you’ll get the perfect blend of light-hearted and sacred, unconventional and personal, intimate and celebratory.

Years later, couples (and their friends) tell me that they still remember their ceremony. The ceremony! You know, that part you have to sit through in order to get to the party? One guest told me the ceremony was the coolest thing he’d ever seen – cooler even than a “burn-out”! Now, there’s a Rally wedding compliment for you.

As your Sturgis Rally wedding officiant, I will be your personal ceremony planner as well as the co-creator, consultant, resource person, encourager and officiant for your wedding ceremony.

Want to learn more about me from other people’s perspectives? Check out my online reviews and media page.

I follow your lead

My job is to give you lots of ideas to choose from. Your job is to tell me what you do and don’t like about what I send to you and to share your ideas.

I love new ideas, and I am open to almost anything. Naturally, there are some exceptions: I don’t jump out of airplanes, I don’t scuba dive, and I will wear clothing. (Though one couple told me that I just needed to hang out with them at their nudist colony to get over that limitation! True story.)

It’s a back-and-forth process, and together, we will create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind ceremony that feels just right to you and your love.

I’ll be your biker wedding resource

Even though my focus is on the ceremony (in other words, I’m not a wedding planner), I do know how hard it is to plan long-distance. I’ve been doing this for almost 20 years and I’ve married hundreds of couples. I know a lot about venues and vendors in the Black Hills, and I’m happy to be a resource or to make recommendations.

Take a peek at a few of the wedding vendors I know and trust on the Trusted Resources page and some of the beautiful landmarks, parks and places I love.

I honor and respect all beliefs and traditions

Because I feel that ceremony work is sacred, I put a lot of time, energy and heart into creating and officiating each ceremony — religious, spiritual or secular. What’s important to me is that it feels right to you.

I love being married!

And I think my love of being married shines through my work, along with years of crafting and leading unique ceremonies! David and I have two grown children, who continue to be our most loving and patient teachers.

I’m also a personal and business coach

As such, I know how to listen deeply, to ask clarifying questions, and to look for creative ways to honor and work within the commitments in people’s lives. As fate would have it, all of those skills are perfect for helping couples create one-of-a-kind wedding ceremonies.

Let’s make your Rally wedding meaningful, joyous and fun

Call me. (605) 484-8464

Email me.

Thank you for being so wonderful! It certainly was an amazing experience!
— Jenn & Derris
I cannot thank you enough for what was a beautiful day. We were so blessed to find you and are grateful for the work you put into our ceremony. The words you chose were absolutely perfect!

— Cheryl & Bruce

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