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.
George Wakanya · Married on 03/01/2019
Amaizing experience between my husband and I and our friends and family would definatley recomend him
He is very patient and included simple details to the ceremony which made it very personal to us, and made our friends and family feel like they were part of the ceremony
Chrissy Dion · Married on 03/01/2019
Stoddard's name happened to be on a vendor list provided by our venue. After meeting Stoddard at his home, it was apparent that his love for rescue animals along with his professionalism and gentle character, made him our obvious choice for officiating our wedding.
Stoddard walked us through the whole process and happily answered any questions or concerns that we had along the way. He assisted us in customizing our ceremony and our guests absolutely loved his balance of seriousness and humor, which perfectly captured who my husband and I are as a couple. He helped ease our anxiety as well as perfectly setting the tone for what turned out to be an amazing and unforgettable day.
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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.