We booked Shelly without ever meeting her in person during the first stages of Covid. She was so kind and enthusiastic through every step from the initial messages, to the phone conversation about details, even the days leading up to the big day she stayed in communication and made sure we had everything we needed. She did a wonderful job making the ceremony feel so uniquely tailored to us as a couple, people who know us well thought we were the ones to pick the theme or the reading. But Shelly is just that good. She does amazing at reading people and reading into their stories and expressing it so well. She also made us very comfortable through the process to really get a feel for what we wanted. We are so thrilled that we had Shelly as a part of our special day! -Sammie & Nick
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! -Nicole & Mitch
Shelly was absolutely amazing to work with! We met with her shortly before Covid became a thing and immediately loved her demeanor. She was very organized and you could tell she really likes to get to know the couple. She was able to take answers from a questionnaire we both filled out and make a beautiful personalized ceremony that brought both laughs and tears. Since we wed during the pandemic with restrictions, Shelly was extremely aware of the rules and regulations to maintain safety. Thank you for being such a pivotal part in our special day! -Jessica & Bobby
Shelly was amazing. We did a small ceremony at our house because our wedding was pushed due to COVID. I wanted to keep it small and simple but Shelly made it feel like the wedding I had dreamed of. We even felt like we didn't need the big one next year because it was so wonderful. She was professional and kind and the vows she put together were perfect for us. Would highly recommend, everyone spoke about her and how great she was for hours after. -Ashley & Jonah
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! -Kati & Katie
Shelly was amazing! She was quick to respond every time we emailed her and spent a lot of time making sure the ceremony was everything we wanted and sent us exactly what she was going to say so we could approve it or make changes! We wanted to do a unity ceremony and she suggested we do one with beer. It was so unique to us and it was a great addition to our ceremony. She was quick to answer all of our questions, no matter how silly we thought they were. She was on time and professional the day of our wedding. We would highly recommend! -Mary & Craig
Shelly was amazing! Shelly is not only wonderful ceremony writer, but she is an eloquent speaker! She spent months communicating back and forth with me and my husband to make sure we got the ceremony of our dreams. She included all of the ceremony pieces that we wanted and wrote some parts that we didn't even know we wanted until we heard them! -Teala & Mike
Shelly officiated our wedding on May 22, 2021 and she was fantastic. We did a zoom call first, and honestly she was was the first and only officiant we interviewed. We immediately felt secure that Shelly would accurately convey our love for each other to our wedding guests. We then opted to fill out a Simply Sweet questionnaire (6 questions) for her to get to know us and our relationship. Let me tell you…the ceremony she wrote for us was nothing short of incredible. I cried…then I reread it and I cried some more (all happy tears). She recommended a sand ceremony for my husband, 2 y/o daughter and me. Shelly read a beautiful reading during the unity pouring. In a nutshell, Shelly has a gift and utilizes it well. She is sweet, passionate and patient…yet organized, punctual and honest. A perfect balance. We received many compliments from our wedding guests about Shelly and the beautiful ceremony. If you don’t hire her as your JP you’ll be sorry you didn’t. Thank you Shelly!!
-Breanna & Mike
Shelly officiated my wedding on 9/4/21. The ceremony she wrote was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we wanted. It was so personalized and delivered wonderfully. She was flexible on location as our original venue cancelled so we had to reschedule. She even recommended the venue we ended up using. It was a pleasure to have her as our JP and we cannot thank her enough for being a part of our day. -Jordan & Jimmy
Shelly officiated our October 2nd wedding and we couldn’t be happier with our ceremony. She worked with us for months beforehand perfecting the script. We had many people complement our ceremony- saying how personal, unique and loving it was. People were shocked that we had just met in person for the first time an hour before the ceremony. Shelly truly gave us the ceremony of our dreams.
-Rachel & Chris
Shelly was absolutely a pleasure to work with. She did an amazing job with the ceremony, was fully prepared, and went through the ceremony with such grace. The opening that she went through and the reading meant everything to us! If you are getting married in the NH area, you absolutely need to reach out to Shelly to officiate your ceremony! -Marissa & Brian
Shelly was amazing in every sense of the word. She met with us prior to our original wedding date that had to be postponed due to COVID and worked with us every step on get things rescheduled. On the day of Shelly showed up early to talk with us and The ceremony itself was made more wonderful by her beautiful words. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to officiate their wedding! -Emily & Juliana
We found Shelly through a referral and we are so glad she was a part of our special day! She was extremely accommodating and so nice when we had to postpone our wedding from last year. She truly captured what we wanted for our ceremony. Our guests were so impressed by the story she had put together for us. Some guests said it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever attended! We wanted a sweet, short, and relaxed ceremony with some humor; and Shelly delivered 1000%. I can’t recommend Shelly enough! Don’t hesitate to book her! She perfectly captured the essence of our love through the questionnaires we filled out for each other. -Rebecka & David
I can not thank Shelly enough for how beautiful she made our ceremony. What she wrote was so beautiful and is something I will treasure always. Shelly is so down to earth, understanding, and really listens to what you want for a ceremony. From the very beginning she made us feel comfortable, and you could tell she really got a sense of who we are as a couple in a short amount of time. I love how she personalizes the ceremony to responses you give her from a questionnaire so the ceremony isn’t generic and can be applied to anyone. I highly recommend her to anyone getting married, she made the process so easy! And the day of the ceremony she spoke so clearly and with confidence I loved it. Thank you thank you Shelly for making our day so special!! -Vanessa & Jesse
Since the very get-go when I read her email there was no question she was the perfect JP to officiate our wedding. Shelly was very enthusiastic and never left our questions unanswered. She is very diligent and dedicated in what she does. She included a lovely poem that symbolized our love, and made our ceremony unique and special by including specific details of our love story, and by also incorporating the sand ceremony that we had requested. Thank you Shelly for officiating our wedding and for making it the most special and memorable day of our lives. We are so happy with Shelly’s work and would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a JP to make their ceremony as special as ours!
-Jennifer and Pierry
Shelly put together the most perfect ceremony for us. From the first day that we contacted her, she got to work getting to know us and our story so she could create a ceremony that was truly personal. She is incredibly professional, caring and passionate about creating a memory that will warm the hearts of the couple and their guests. If you are looking for a wedding celebrant who loves love, Shelly is for you! -Heidi & Richard
Shelly was an amazing JP! Not only did she take the time learn about us, but she wove details about our relationship into the ceremony. Additionally, she was totally flexible with some last minute changes we had to make due to the weather.
-Sarah & JB
Shelly led an excellent ceremony at our wedding. Due to an illness in the family, the wedding was planned in just three weeks. Shelly was quick and easy to communicate with and quick to get things done on her end. We didn't even get a chance to meet before the wedding but Shelly provided us with a questionnaire which she used to write a wonderful ceremony. I heard many positive comments from my guests about the ceremony.
Because the wedding planning was so rushed, I was worried so many things would go wrong. But instead so many things went great and Shelly's service was one of them. I am very grateful and I can't thank her enough. -Katie & Dennis
Shelly is an absolute pleasure to work with. From our first communication to after our wedding, Shelly is authentic, clear and timely. She runs a tight ship! Her level of customer service and thoughtfulness exceeded our expectations. Despite not meeting Shelly in person due to COVID, it felt like meeting up with an old friend when we finally met on our wedding day. The absolute best. -Carol & Max
So thankful we found her! She was very professional and accommodating. She has a true passion for her job. Shelly picked out a great reading that fit us perfectly! We are very happy with the ceremony and I would recommend her to anyone looking to get married. She deserves more then a five star!!! -Erin & Leon
Shelly was an absolute pleasure to work with! I recently had a small ceremony in my backyard due to the Coronavirus. I wasn't able to meet with Shelly in person, but it didn't even matter because she created the most beautiful vows after we filled out a few brief questions. We didn't even have a rehearsal! Shelly arrived on the wedding day and quickly told me where I would be standing etc. She was an absolute rockstar and I would recommend her to anyone! -Lauren & Tim
I would 100% recommend Shelly to officiate your wedding! She was very sweet, kind, knowledgeable and her communication was fantastic. We instantly loved her in our first meeting. She offered great non-traditional ideas, which was extremely important because we are not traditional brides. She was very respectful on our wish to not include any religion into our ceremony, which was also very important to us. Overall an amazing JP! Look no further for the best JP for your special day!
- Ashley & Val
Shelly was a JOY to have officiate our wedding ceremony! From our very first meeting with her she helped us feel so comfortable and at ease with the way our ceremony would be scripted. It was evident she put time and thought into creating a ceremony tailored specifically to us and even thought to send us helpful reminders about having someone hold my bouquet and present the rings; all little details that may have slipped our minds but were so thoughtful. We were so thrilled to have her be a part of our day! -Tracy & Alan
We had an amazing experience working with Shelly for our 11/12/22 wedding. From the start and throughout the experience, Shelly was kind, prompt, detailed and incredibly thorough. We felt the utmost confidence knowing that our ceremony was in her hands. After my husband and I each completed questionnaires for Shelly separately, she created a ceremony that was beautiful, unique, and incredibly true to us both as individuals and as a couple. It was wonderful and authentic. We cannot thank her enough for her calming demeanor, her attention to detail, and her beautiful and artful writing skills. We received countless compliments from our friends and family about how beautiful, true to us, and moving our ceremony was. Thank you truly, Shelly! We would highly, highly recommend her to any couple in search of a true, meaningful and authentic wedding ceremony. – Shannon & Brian
Shelly was the officiant for our October 2022 wedding. She made my husband and I feel so at ease with the whole process of formulating how we wanted the ceremony to go and any suggestions that were made she adjusted accordingly before our big day. Shelly wrote and read a beautiful love story about not only us, but our family which made so many tear up at our wedding. Shelly was a kind and warm face to look and listen to during those emotionally points of the ceremony. Our guests have repeatedly told us how beautiful and unique our ceremony was all due to Shelly. If you are considering her for your officiant, don't hesitate. Just meeting with her will help you understand how wonderful she is! -Haley and Jared
Shelly is not only an awesome JP but she is an amazing person! She made our ceremony so unique to us and added in some fun surprises for the guests. Her and I discussed and perfected doing a "social media moment" for everyone to take a few moments to take a picture of my husband and I but then kindly put their phones away. She made sure our ceremony was exactly how we wanted, changing little things whenever I asked and giving me ideas when I wasn't sure what I wanted to do exactly. A lot of my guests said they really loved the ceremony and made sure to tell me how beautiful it was. Shelly was always so easy to get a hold of whenever I had questions which is a blessing for stressed out brides! I would recommend Shelly to anyone looking in the area, she is a sweet soul :) -Libby and Josh
Shelly officiated our wedding and she did such an amazing job! She made the planning process easy and she really took the time to get to know us, which was evident in the script she created. We were able to see the script beforehand and make any tweaks we needed. Shelly did a fantastic job capturing our story! It was like we had known Shelly for a long time, that’s how personal and special it was. Shelly also helped handle the marriage license paperwork which was so helpful! She gave us great direction which we really appreciated. After the ceremony was over we received so many compliments on Shelly and her script - she made it so personal to us and everyone said she did such a great job, and we couldn’t agree more! We loved working with Shelly and were so so happy with our ceremony!
-Laura & Mike
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!!! <3 Love, The Pevines -Ashley and Mike
Shelly was amazing! Before the wedding she was great with communication and always answered my emails so quickly! Everyone loved our ceremony and at the reception we had many people come up to us and ask where we found her! 10/10 would recommend!! -Kelsey & Brent
Shelly is very sweet, professional and genuine. She was a pleasure to work with and helped make our wedding ceremony extra special. She responded quickly and was helpful when we were unsure what to do as far as vows and what to say at the ceremony. Definitely recommend Shelly Mead!
-Destiny & Michael
Shelly was amazing! She stayed in contact with us leading up to our wedding day and helped put together a short ceremony that was perfect for us. Extremely professional and understanding of every detail we wanted to include. I would highly recommend Shelly to any one looking to partner with their JP and create something wonderful for their special day!!! -Michelle & Russell
Shelly was easy to contact and quickly responded to my emails. She lets you make any edits to your ceremony, but for us we loved what she wrote the first time so we didn’t need to make any changes. She arrived to the venue on time and was very professional. She really set the mood for the intimate ceremony we were looking for. Highly recommend her! Thank you again Shelly! -Taylor & Joe
Shelly is amazingly helpful in every way and created an incredibly beautiful script that had me crying the first time reading it. My husband and I live in FL, but she was so amazingly responsive and thorough about helping us do everything long-distance and communicating with us over email and skype. She is also extremely knowledgeable and let me know about all of the little ceremony details that I would have never thought about! Highly recommend to anyone and everyone! -Kathleen & Lucas
Shelly was immediately available to take our call and was able to perform her serviced on short notice. She was here promptly at the time we requested and met with my family prior to the service. She custom tailored the service to allow our kids to be an active part of the ceremony. She was dressed and conducted herself very professionally and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. We highly recommend her! -Eliana & David
Shelly was soo professional and did everything possible to understand our different culture (Nigerian). She took the time to make sure we were pleased and comfortable with the service she provided us. We truly appreciated her presence on our big day, and would highly recommend her service. -Montunrayo & Opeyemi
Shelly put together a beautiful ceremony script that fit perfectly to our style. She was very kind and professional. Many guests commented on how graceful Shelly conducted the ceremony. It was an enjoyable experience to work with her! -Melissa & Nick
I can't thank Shelly enough for her time and the beautiful dialogue she presented at our ceremony. She was able to help us out on short notice and was absolutely exceptional! She was professional, aware of COVID, but it was still so special nonetheless. She was communicative and made our day so much more memorable. -Kristen & Josh
We had a small last minute elopement ceremony and Shelly did an amazing job creating a beautifully personalized ceremony for our special day. She called and spoke to us on the phone initially to ensure it would be a good fit and also got some information about our relationship. She used this to create a personal and elegant ceremony. We were both so impressed with Shelly's professionalism, compassion, and flexibility. -Sarah & Tyler
She was great from Day 1 of contacting her. She made a beautiful custom ceremony reading for us. She is super nice and easy to talk to. She emailed us every so often to check in and make sure things were going well. She was great with dealing with my wedding day jitters lol! I actually had a couple of people ask us if we knew her personally because they liked her. -Jennifer & Kory
We couldn't have been happier. She's poignant, professional, and the ceremony
was perfect. Great warm vibe and smile. Do yourself a favor and give Shelly Mead a call. -Elizabeth & Jason
Shelly was wonderful in adjusting the date of our wedding ceremony and making our day so special. She made sure to include our children as we blended our families and even remembered that our youngest had a birthday. She was so pleasant and easy to deal with that it made planning our day so much easier. -Judy & Antonio
One of the best experiences of our lives! Shelly's meaningful and moving vows brought us both to tears! Shelly delivered the service passionately and professionally. We are so happy we chose Shelly and recommend ONLY Shelly for everyone who wants to get married!!! -Bernadette & Bill
Shelly was so great! She was very responsive and easy to work with. My HUSBAND and I eloped after almost 12 years together!!!! Shelly was able to help us preform a perfect little ceremony for ourselves and our kids on short notice. She kept it short and sweet and with the right touches to make it feel catered and personal to us. She’s very professional. Would definitely recommend for any kind of ceremony you plan! Mr.&Mrs!
– Stephanie & Scotty
Upon our first consultation with Shelly, we were so excited to pick her as our officiant. Shelly has a calming presence, is attentive, and reliable. She helped us throughout our planning journey and always had prompt responses. Even with an injury, Shelly arrived at our ceremony with a huge smile and shined positive energy. She picked a beautiful reading for us and although we had not known Shelly for a long time, she made our ceremony feel as if she knew so much about us and our journey. Thank you Shelly for being so kind and making our ceremony so special. – Meredith & Joey
Don’t be hesitant about hiring Shelly. We decide to do the love story questionnaire and it was SO SPECIAL. She is the sweetest human being who you can tell loves what she does. Thank you so much Shelly for making our special day even more perfect. -Jess & Joe
Thank you so much, Shelly! Kait and I are huge nerds, and Shelly managed to tell a love story about us that was both elegant and fantastical at the same time. People...she quoted Tolkien for us! She's extremely charismatic and provides you with a draft copy of her story way in advance. Kait and I didn't need to change a thing about it! We were crying just reading through what would eventually be a story told to our friends and family. Please hire Shelly to be your officiant. I promise you won't regret it for even a second. -Kait & Cole
Shelly was AMAZING! She made everything simple and was one of the best parts of the entire planning process. She worked closely with my husband and I and answered my numerous questions without batting an eye. Our ceremony was PERFECT because of Shelly. I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding officiant. Pick her, you won’t be disappointed! -Ashley and Mike
Shelly has such an amazing energy she puts into her work. She is extremely thorough and attentive to any needs and requests, and responds very quickly. You always feel heard with her. My wife and I elected to do the Love Story ceremony, and it was more than worth it. Thank you Shelly for making our special day even more special! -Michelle & Rob
Shelly officiated our October 16th, 2021 wedding and she was absolutely fantastic. She was the one and only wedding officiant that we interviewed with! She was able to capture my husband and I's love for one another so beautifully and incorporate small references to our already begun lives. She made us feel incredibly secure through the planning process and people were shocked to know we had only met her in person hours before the ceremony! She offered advice to both my husband and I when we were nervous about saying our vows and made us feel so at ease! If you're getting married in the southern NH area, Shelly is your gal! -Jeana & Mike