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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 ceremony options to help achieve that vision.  I love getting to know each couple that I work with, and strive to make everyone feel comfortable, happy and confident as they stand before their family and friends.  I pride myself in providing couples with the warmth and personalization of a friend, while maintaining a high level of calming professionalism and the knowledge to handle just about any situation. 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 on video chat or on the phone to see if we are a great fit

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

-Accurate and punctual filing your New Hampshire marriage license with the appropriate Town Clerk after the ceremony is complete

-Travel to the location of your ceremony site.  *Reasonable travel rates apply for locations over 30 minutes from the Officiant’s residence in Derry, NH.  Additional fees may apply for locations over 1 hour from officiant's residence.

***Rehearsals are not included in the price of your ceremony, but may be arranged upon request at an additional fee.

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License Signing or Elopement 


What's Included in Legal Signing:

-A very simple ceremony the includes the Declaration of Intent and the Pronouncement for you and up to 4 guests

-Performed outdoors, rain or shine, at my home arbor in Derry, NH or at the Derry Town Hall, for your convenience 

What’s included in Full Elopement:

-Non customized, simple and beautiful ceremony for you and up to 4 guests

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

-Performed outdoors, rain or shine, at my home arbor in Derry, NH only​

**If you would prefer to elope at a different location I am happy to join you! Please note that your ceremony will automatically be upgraded to a Classic Ceremony.

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

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Classic Ceremony

What’s included:

-A beautiful, romantic and modern take on a traditional ceremony 

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

-Option to include a friend or family reading

-Option to include a unity ceremony

-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

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Love Story Ceremony

What’s included:

-Fully personalized ceremony. Just as each relationship is unique, each of my Love Story Ceremonies are unique and personal, truly capturing the essence of a couple's relationship.  

-A comprehensive 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:

First of all, GO FOR THE LOVE STORY PACKAGE!! It's your wedding day, and you deserve this. Shelly will write up a beautiful story about your life together, and it really allows your guests to see inside your love life. Shelly is a wonderful JOP and made sure we were satisfied with everything before finalizing anything. I will admit, Shelly wrote out our story perfectly the first time, and I didn't want to change anything because it was so beautifully written. Trust me, she would make the perfect JOP for your wedding!! 5 stars all around!! We are so thankful to have worked with Shelly!!!  -Ashley& Michael

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Vow Renewal Ceremony 


What’s Included:

My approach to writing a vow renewal ceremony is very similar to how I would write a wedding ceremony.  Please see my Classic and Love Story ceremony options to get a feel for how I would craft the perfect vow renewal ceremony for you and your spouse.

Private Parties
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