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Congrats! Getting married is awesome and finding the right officiant is a key part of getting the wedding you want, not just what you are “supposed” to be doing. I’ve done hundreds of weddings from traditional to wildly non-traditional, including at the top of remote mountains, Midtown Comics in NYC for a Marvel Comics contest, and at a Mad Hatter’s tea party.

If you want to get married by someone who feels more like one of your weirdo friends than a stuffy authority figure, I’m your dude! Same-sex, non-traditional and last minute ceremonies are a specialty, but anything you can think of, I’m happy to do.

I’ve been doing weddings since 2007 and have married well over 1000 couples. It’s amazing to me that I get to be a part of such an awesome moment with so many people!

Please get in touch and we can talk about what you’re looking for and how I can help that happen!


Other than weddings I’m a full time game designer, own a game shop, and teach design at a few colleges. So I spend my time making people happy and spreading joy, be it weddings or playing games. I live in New Haven with a couple cats, a dog, and a really awesome partner. I’m pretty stoked on life!

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

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Baha'i Faith
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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Kristen B. Married on 08/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great Experience

We had a great experience with Matt officiating our wedding. We went in not really knowing where to start, just knowing what we definitely did NOT want.

Matt was very professional and easy to work with. He gave us all the important information as well as some ideas for a ceremony that ended up being perfect. He incorporated aspects of us as a couple and things we enjoy together (including the mixing of two beers at the end of the ceremony!) in a way that was very genuine. The words were great on paper, but Matt's delivery really made them feel meaningful.

Matt was responsive to any of our questions and ideas, and was happy to meet with us to talk and go over things in person. He is also really fun to be around, and we wished he could have hung out the whole night at our reception!
Melanie Married on 03/31/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect officiant for our elopement

We planned a last minute elopement at New Haven City Hall, and Matt was the ideal officiant. He was super responsive via text/email/phone, tailored the ceremony to our preferences, was willing to dress up or down as needed, and showed up to the site before we did. He knew the ideal location within City Hall to hold our ceremony, with great natural lighting for pics! He exceeded our expectations and I highly recommend him.
Jessica N. Married on 05/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing officiant

Matt was amazing! I cannot even begin to say how great he was at our ceremony. He was exactly what we wanted and would highly recommend him. He is awesome, funny, flexible, and open to any suggestions. HIRE HIM!!!
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