I perform ceremonies throughout eastern Massachusetts and offer a wide range of services including pre-marital counseling and customized wedding ceremonies such as religious ceremonies, non-denominational, interfaith, , and vow renewal ceremonies, as well as notarization services.
My experience as a Massachusetts Justice of the Peace includes various themes. They range from the secular to the religious, from the traditional to the interfaith, from the beach to the forest and from a hotel to your home — all these themes are just samples of where I have officiated at weddings. I have experience arranging the following options: unity candle ritual, sand or salt ritual, jump the broom ritual, anam cara ceremony, hand ceremony, handfasting ritual, rose ceremony, wine ceremony and breaking the glass ritual. I have also participated in the gift of flowers, family unity rituals, special words of recognition for the deceased, special words for healing of the sick, and special readings related to the time of year or location of the wedding.
You may write your own vows or choose from the many beautiful ones that I can provide for you. You may also choose from a variety of rituals which I have provided on my web site.
Let me help you create a ceremony that will be perfect in every way on your special wedding day!
Why did I become a Justice of the Peace? Basically, because I enjoy being part of other people's happiness. Utilizing my communication and interpersonal skills for the past 35 years in public education, I believed that now was the time to transition to a new career in becoming a Justice of the Peace. Teaching large and small classes, being a department chairman dealing with parents, principals and school committee members, and teaching at the college level, have helped prepare me for this position. All of them have one thing in common—helping people. I especially enjoy the initial meeting with wedding couples—getting to know them, helping to plan out their wedding ceremony, calming their fears about their wedding day, and seeing the happiness in their faces as the ceremony forms in front of them. Keeping in communication with them regarding any last minute questions assures them that everything is “on track.” The climax is on the day of their wedding. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the couple hold hands, say their vows, saying their “I do’s” and finally being declared “husband and wife.” (I have to admit to getting a little choked up at times myself seeing some couples become very emotional saying their vows.) I have been a Justice of the Peace for three years and am a member of the Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association as well as the American Association of Wedding Officiants. Prior to becoming a Justice, I was an educator at a Boston area high school for 34 years and a department chairperson. I am currently an adjunct faculty member working at a college south of Boston. I am also a notary public.