Ceremony Options

It is my ultimate goal as a wedding officiant to help each couple that I work with to create a ceremony that is perfect for them.  Because each couple has a different vision for their Best Day Ever, I offer different packages to help achieve that vision.  I love to help create magic moments within each ceremony that I officiate, whether it be an intimate elopement ceremony or my fully customized love story package. 

 

Included in each ceremony:

-My expertise as a professional wedding officiant

-A free, no- obligation consultation, either in person, video chat, or on the phone to see if we are a great fit

-Unlimited emails/calls/texts throughout the ceremony planning process

-Filing your marriage license with the town after the ceremony is complete

-Travel to the location of your ceremony site.  *Reasonable travel rates apply for locations over 20 miles from officiant’s residence in Derry, NH.  Additional fees may apply for locations over 1 hour from officiant's residence.

Elopement 
Ceremony

What’s included:

-Non customized, simple and beautiful ceremony for you and up to 8 guests

-Option to write your own vows or choose a repeat after me vow

-Meet you at the location of your choosing to officiate

Praise for the Elopement Ceremony:

Shelly did an amazing job with our ceremony! From the first response I received from her I knew she was the one we wanted. She was so warm and friendly and responded quickly and professionally to any questions we had about the ceremony. She was right on time and we loved the readings that she chose. Everything was perfect and we would highly recommend her! -Dianne and Joseph

Classic Ceremony

What’s included:

-Non-customized traditional and beautiful ceremony

-Option to write your own vows or choose a repeat after me vow

-Arrive 30 minutes prior to ceremony start time to meet with your key vendors

Praise for the Classic Ceremony:

We cannot say enough great things about Shelly! From the moment we first exchanged messages with her we knew she was who we wanted to marry us. Through the planning of our ceremony she was happy to offer suggestions and mold the ceremony to exactly what we wanted. On the day of our ceremony Shelly arrived early to help iron out last minute details and offer us a few words to help calm our nervousness. The ceremony she performed was absolutely perfect - it was meaningful, mindful of time constraints, and beautifully delivered. Multiple family members have reached out to us since the ceremony to comment on what a beautiful ceremony Shelly officiated. We HIGHLY recommend Shelly if you are looking to have a beautiful, memorable ceremony!  -Katie & Kati

Simply Sweet Ceremony

What’s included:

-Traditional and beautiful ceremony

-Brief relationship questionnaire to assist with simple customization for your ceremony

-Customization options include readings, choice of vows  and unity ceremony

-Arrive 30 minutes prior to your ceremony start time to meet with key vendors

Praise for the Simply Sweet Ceremony:

After seeing Shelly beautifully and articulately officiate a dear friend's wedding, she was the first (and only) officiant we reached out to when planning our wedding. Luckily for us, she was available on our day. Throughout the process she caringly got to know us via a phone interview, email and her well thought through couples questionnaire before writing a custom ceremony just for us. She allowed us to read through what she'd wrote and would have incorporated any edits or suggestions we had. The draft she sent via email was quite nearly perfect and we were both in tears reading it on our phones. Having attended, photographed and filmed dozens of weddings, I've come to realize the officiant is one of the most important pieces of the wedding puzzle. Ceremonies are all too often stymied by an unsure officiant tripping over their words. This wasn't a worry of ours with Shelly on our team. All you have to do is get your marriage license and she takes care of the rest!  -Mitch & Nicole

Love Story Ceremony

What’s included:

-Fully customized ceremony lasting up to 30 minutes

-Customized to reflect the tone that you wish to set for your entire wedding

-A Love Story Questionnaire to really help get to know you and build your ceremony around your unique relationship

-Arrive 30 minutes prior to ceremony start time to meet with key vendors

Praise for the Love Story Ceremony:

Shelly is simply amazing. From our first meeting to “you may kiss the bride” Shelly did an amazing job customizing every aspect of our wedding to fit us perfectly including a wonderful romantic history at the beginning of our service to excellent cute nods to our relationship in the vows. She was always available and provided us with updates and rough drafts all the way through to just 3 days before the wedding. We loved her.

-Shaun & Amy

Vow Renewal Ceremony

What’s Included:

-A beautiful and traditional ceremony

-Brief relationship questionnaire to assist with simple customization for your ceremony

-Customization options available include readings, vows, and unity ceremony (if applicable).

 

In most cases, rehearsals can be arranged upon request at an additional fee.