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On WeddingWire since 2022 -Wedding Celebrant/Officiant is a wedding officiant based in Hartford, Connecticut. Working as a psychotherapist in private practice for more than 30 years, I have had the honor and privilege of listening and guiding many couples as they begin a new chapter in their lives. These experiences have enabled me to collaborate closely with each couple and make their vision a reality.

Services Offered

From intimate, personal ceremonies to larger occasions, -Wedding Celebrant/Officiant is flexible when it comes to curating unique experiences. I can meet you for an initial consultation to learn about your special plans and see if we make a good fit together! From custom-written ceremonies and handmade keepsakes to arranging your marriage license, I offer assistance from start to finish. I cherish love in all its forms, regardless of race, religion, orientation, and age.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?


Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?


Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Heather B. Married on 10/28/2022
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The most intimate, romantic, and spiritual ceremony

Numerous guests from our wedding told us that we had one of, if not the most intimate, romantic, and spiritual ceremonies they had ever witnessed. Francie was instrumental in helping us achieve that most honored praise. As an officiant, Francie delivered top notch service on multiple fronts. Leading up to the ceremony, she maintained a perfect balance of following up with us to ensure that she could do her job of crafting a beautiful, personalized service while not applying too much pressure, ever aware of the overall effort that goes into planning an entire wedding. Her questionnaire was a perfect tool to help script a lovely, personal preamble to our vows which gave our entire audience a brief but thorough recount of our love story. We highly recommend every couple take those questions seriously and make the time to answer them to the best of their ability because she uses those answers well. Ever communicative, Francie shared her script with us with plenty of time for us to review it and edit. She was humble and permissive, encouraging us to tailor it to us. Truth is, it didn’t require any major overhauls! Finally, at the rehearsal and ceremony, Francie was a professional, calming presence. She allowed us to have some fun and figure things out, all the while patiently guiding us to our goal of a romantic and personal ceremony. Our only regret is that things we went so fast after the ceremony and we didn’t get a chance to offer her to stay for our reception! We genuinely loved Francie and could not have achieved our dream ceremony without her spectacular efforts. Heather and Jared
Kayla Married on 10/02/2022
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Your search for an officiant stops here!

Francie is an absolute gem and truly, I am SO incredibly thankful and blessed I found her. How many weddings have you been to where the ceremony was not the memorable aspect and after all, that’s why we’re all there!?

I planned my micro-wedding in a little under two months but, just because the planning time was shortened did not mean I wanted to skip out on amazing vendors to make for a memorable day. And let me tell you, finding an officiant that feels authentic, kind and light-hearted, is not an easy task. Not because there are not good officiants out there but, finding someone that makes you feel calm, heard, and wants to move you in the best way possible is not easy and believe me, I reached out to several officiants all lovely but, no Francie! Francie brought into focus a moving and true-to-us ceremony. Tears, love, laughter were felt by all in the room. She wove into the ceremony our love story along with little bits and pieces of who we are both as a couple and as individuals. She took the time to meet with us, supported us at the rehearsal and submitted our marriage license in record time (we received it back from the town in less than a week from our wedding date).

All to say, Francie has all the elements you need (filing of the license, rehearsal support, etc.) plus all that you want (taking time to make the ceremony everything you never knew you wanted). My husband and I cannot thank Francie enough!
Caroline D. Married on 06/18/2022
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Francie was a beautiful addition to our wedding!

Francie was such a wonderful person to marry us! She really got to know us and took so much care in writing the perfect ceremony with us. Francie took many steps to ensure our ceremony was thoughtful and representative of our relationship. She is was also very capable when it came to to including both our Jewish and Catholic religions into the ceremony, which meant a lot to us and our families.

We felt incredibly comfortable throughout the entire process of working with Francie, she felt like a family member or close friend. We even had some of our attendees ask how we knew Francie, the connection we had with her clearly made an impact. My husband and I could not speak more highly of Francie, she was a wonderful part of our wedding!
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