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

Testimonials

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

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

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