Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Stoddard H. Melhado is a wedding officiant service based in Littleton, Massachusetts. Stoddard H. Melhado, the officiant, specializes in personalized wedding ceremonies tailored to the couple’s needs. For the ten years that Stoddard has officiated weddings throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire, he has crafted beautiful, meaningful, and personal ceremonies that reflect the couple’s values and personalities. From intimate gatherings to large celebrations, he works with weddings of all sizes and helps couples make their vision a reality. Stoddard is a member of The Massachusetts Justices of the Peace Association, The Justices of the Peace of The U.S., and The American Council of Wedding Officiants.
Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Stoddard H. Melhado offers counseling services, as well as customized vow for each couple. He officiates several types of wedding ceremonies, including interfaith, non-religious, and vow renewal. Stoddard is about to officiant ceremonies for the following religions:
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Whitney · Married on 07/13/2018
A wonderful experience with an attentive and caring officiant
If you are looking for a wedding officiant who truly cares about your love story, wants to get to know your personalities and is willing to put great time and effort into creating a ceremony that will suit you perfectly; you’ve found that in Stoddard Melhado. When we first started planning our wedding (we were married at The Barn at Gibbet Hill in July 2018) one of the first vendors we looked into was an officiant. Stoddard stood out to us when browsing online because he seemed very detail oriented and was also willing to do the ceremony any way that a couple wanted. We were the first of our friends to get married and neither of us had been to many weddings in the past, so we felt pretty clueless on what we wanted in the ceremony and didn’t even really know what included/ what order things would be happening. When we reached out to Stoddard he responded quickly with details on his services and pricing and told us that the first step in the process would be to have a meeting at his house so that he could get to know the two of us and learn about what we wanted the ceremony to be like. During the meeting, Stoddard walked us through the entire timeline and was patient and informative, taking time to answer all our questions and explain all the options we had in different ways to go about the ceremony. He also asked lots of questions about who we are as people, as a couple and what our love story has been like. By the end of the meeting we felt he really understood us and what we were looking for and were excited to hear what he would put together for us. He communicated wonderfully throughout the planning process and sent us drafts of the ceremony as well as sample vows and passages that we could include if we wanted. We felt involved in each decision and could tell how much he cared about the words having a personal touch. During the actual ceremony we were blown away by how beautiful everything he had to say was, especially the preface that he began with. He starts by talking about who you are as a couple and the road you have travelled to get to this place (of getting married!). His speech was hilarious and also very touching. Both us and our guests were moved by it, and it was especially exciting because we had not been able to hear that part of the ceremony until the wedding day! Stoddard made the ceremony better than we ever imagined it would be, and you definitely will not be disappointed if you decide to use him as your officiant.
Graham Butler · Married on 10/20/2018
Amazing job, straightforward and stress free
We absolutely recommend Stoddard to anyone considering a JP. Stoddard was more than we could have hoped for in an officiant. Working with him was simple, straightforward and stress free. His fees are very reasonable and he is able to offer guidance (in planning and stress relief) with his years of experience. In our first visit he guided us through planning out our ceremony and asked us questions to get a glimpse into our relationship and lives together. Stoddard was able to transform our conversation into a ceremony that truly reflected our uniqueness. We loved what he brought to our wedding day and we got several compliments on him from our family and friends.
Katelynn · Married on 10/19/2018
Stoddard was very responsive from the first interaction to the last. He made our ceremony personal and special. All of the guests are still talking about how genuine it was. Would highly recommend using him for your wedding.
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We have photographed a few weddings that had Stoddard as their officiant. He is always respectful and makes the ceremony romantic and special for each couple. We love to work with him.