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We found Jude after a few mishaps with a close friend who was supposed to officiate. However, I believe the stars aligned in connecting us with Jude. I was initially uneasy at the prospect of a "stranger" officiate but after my first phone call with Jude I felt like I was talking to an old friend. She brings an authentic warmth, love and care to the process of crafting a ceremony that transcended what I thought was possible in a ceremony. Each time we met in the (very thorough!) process, I felt more and more connected to my now-wife. On the day of the wedding, Jude's knack for planning and logistics set me at ease and our guests were truly invited to connect with our love and union. There was not a dry eye in the house! I can't recommend Jude enough.
I cannot imagine a better person to serve as our officiant than Rev Jude Smith. She is the most wonderful person—who guided us step by step through the process of creating an absolutely magical wedding ceremony filled with love. Rev Jude took the time to get to know us as individuals and asked us to take the time to express our feelings for each other in writing (an exercise you will cherish in the end). On the day of our ceremony Rev Jude’s energy was a point of warmth and comfort. She focused us and guided us through the most loving ceremony imaginable. Our wedding day was picture perfect and the 1# highlight was our ceremony with Rev Jude. We are honored to tell friends and family that Rev Jude Smith united us in marriage. We plan to stay in touch with Rev Jude and appreciate knowing her.
Rev Jude was absolutely wonderful and created the most heartfelt and personalized ceremony. She met with us several times to get to know the both of us and ask us detailed questions about our relationship, what are expectations of marriage were and how we perceived our ceremony to be. We also, separately, answered reflection questions Jude provided us that became part of our ceremony. it was the best process of putting together our wedding. Our guests enjoyed hearing Jude speak about love and what our love meant to each other and personal details that has defined our relationship. Jude incorporated our children and made them feel completely part of the day. Truly an amazing day!
Jude has a way of connecting with everyone. She has a warmth about her and she expresses herself very clearly. Many of my guests commented how heartfelt and personal our ceremony was and how they wanted to hear her every word because it held that much meaning.
I, as the bride, knew the ceremony we put together would represent how I felt in a very personal way. Jude's voice and steadiness gave me an assurance and a strong sense of self that allowed my wedding ceremony to be meaningful, representative of me, and just a moment of joy because I could be present, and not caught in a bundle of nerves.
Jude truly made my wedding day very special.
Jude is an incredible and rare gem. My wife and I are both nonreligious, but sought out someone who still understood that a deep love and spirituality brought my wife and me together. Jude worked with us over Skype, as we live in Rhode Island, and at first we were skeptical of being able to feel an authenticity this way. But Jude's warmth and compassion shone through even across that medium, and we knew we were on the right path. Jude helped us find our center again amongst all the chaos and anxiety of planning a wedding, and this was tremendously important. It gave us the space we needed in order to focus on why we were doing this in the first place, and to find a calm with ourselves that brought us even closer together. Her ceremony was perfect, and perfectly tailored to us. It was an incredible day, and I cannot recommend Jude highly enough.
Look no further, you found the perfect officiant for your wedding. We were married in August 2015 by Rev. Jude. Six weeks later our guests are still complementing us about our ceremony due to it's uniqueness and attention to personal details. Many thought we had known Rev. Jude for years. She took the time to get to know us and fully "got us." We had two lengthy personal meetings, two phone conversations and several email communications. There was a detailed questionnaire for both the bride and groom to separately complete. From all of this Rev. Jude wrote a personalized ceremony that was absolutely beautiful, memorable and truly unique. Not only did she get the details of our relationship right, but she clearly understood our personalities and included that in the ceremony. It's hard to express this in words, but she did. Rev. Jude's delivery of the ceremony was perfect, she speaks clearly and your guests will have no problem understanding her. For a truly unique, memorable and lovely ceremony meet with Rev. Jude. And on top of all of this she is a great person, you will enjoy your time with her.
Reverend Jude was the one and only one for us. We were looking for someone that would be able to personalize our wedding ceremony to reflect our relationship, values and personalities. She did that and more. She really took the time to get to know us and wrote a beautiful, customized and personalized ceremony for us. Reverend Jude was exceptional. Our wedding was in August 2015 and almost two months later, our guests are still talking about how wonderful our ceremony was.
She provided the most elegant ceremony. :)
Rev Jude Smith married my wife and I on 7/18/2015. Jude worked really hard with us to make our ceremony the most magical and special moment of our lives. We developed a connection with Jude and she got to know us and our love story really well. She created an amazing ceremony for us using that connection she developed with us in a manner that was very personalized for me and my wife. I will forever be grateful and feel really fortunate that she was our officiant. I cannot imagine anyone better to marry my wife and I.
Rev. Jude Smith was our officiant for our wedding on July, 18th 2015. Our whole experience with Jude was above and beyond our expectations! She is truly an amazing person and officiant! When looking for officiants we knew that we wanted our officiant to share and understand our love and open mindedness. We wanted someone that could feel our love and then take our love and have it be represented in our ceremony. Jude went above and beyond what we were looking for. She was the officiant for a wedding I was in a year earlier and I had remembered how her words and her positive energy impacted me. We decided we wanted to contact Jude and see if she matched with us. We looked over her website which was amazing and it made me smile because I could already tell that Jude was the perfect officiant for us. Jude met with us through video chatting and then in person and got to know us through asking questions and talking about our relationship. She had us each fill out questions about our significant other which she then used our answers to help create this magical ceremony filled with love and openness! The words that were used to create our ceremony were the exact words that my husband and I wrote about each other. This made our ceremony even more personal! I loved that she took the time to get to know us and to feel all of the love that my husband and I have for each other! I absolutely loved the process of creating our ceremony with Jude. Some ceremonies I have attended seem at times generic or not personal and Jude is the complete opposite of that! She connected with us, understood our likes and dislikes, respected our opinions and views and most importantly touched our hearts. I will always be grateful and honored that I was married by her!
Amazing! Jude was Absolutely amazing!?not only did she have to handle one bride she had to handle 2!! We had so much fun working with Jude! She really understands what love is all about! Our guests have not stop taking about what a wonderful and loving ceremony it was. Our goal was to have everyone fall in love all over again and after hearing our ceremony it worked!! Jude was so accommodating to both Lisa and I. Will highly recommend Rev Jude Smith to anyone looking for an officiant we love you Jude!!❤️?
Rev. Jude Smith married me and my wife on July 2, 2015 at FEAST at Round Hill. From the moment we met her the summer beforehand, we knew she was the right choice. She was not only responsive and attentive to our vision, but she created a ceremony that was moving and meaningful to both us and our guests. Her focus on the universal theme of love, no matter its origin, and her ability to reflect our intimate setting were both brilliant and magical. Rev. Jude is a consummate professional whose passion for her work goes above and beyond. We highly recommend her.
Rev. Jude was wonderful. She took the time to get to know us as a couple, meeting us in person and virtually in the months prior to our wedding. Jude provided us guidance to help craft an attainable framework, and then collaborated with us to achieve all the magic, elegance, and spiritual depth we needed for our ceremony. On the day Jude was focused and punctual, and she orchestrated the service so the participants could relax as much as possible. The result was a wonderful blend of ease, practicality, and uniqueness. We would highly recommend Rev. Jude for an unforgettable ceremony!
We think back with fond memories on May 14, 2015 , on that beautiful afternoon in Poets Walk Park you have helped us to renew our vows . We were very impressed by the way you did, with a lot of respect for the situation and the nice words that you spoke to us. It was a wonderful wedding that was full of love and still spiritual in our own way. We want to thank you again very much for your support.
My wife and I are from Louisiana and were completely overwhelmed with choosing an officiant. We were lucky enough to cross paths with Reverend Jude when she was referred to us by our photographer. With Reverend Jude, you will never have a mediocre ceremony. She made our ceremony more special than either one of us could have ever dreamed up. She put in the extra time through phone conversations and got to know us - not because she had to, but because she wanted to. She is extremely passionate about what she does and we were able to witness that firsthand. Words cannot express our gratitude! We are forever grateful for Reverend Jude!
Jude gave us a wonderful non-denominational wedding that was full of love and still spiritual in our own way. She is an amazing person to work with and got to know us before the wedding with some "homework" assignments - she crafted an absolutely beautiful ceremony from our input and we couldn't have written it better and more meaningful if we tried. We really enjoyed working with her and have wonderful memories of our ceremony that will last for many years.
Thank you so much, Nicole, for allowing me to share in your love. It was your willingness to share yourselves with me so openly, that made it so easy for me to bring that love alive for you and your guests on your wedding day. May you live happily ever after.