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Martyn R. · Getting married on 03/03/2022
An exceptional man (for an exceptional wedding!)
My (now!) wife Brooke and I had been in a long distance relationship for around two years before finally tying the knot, but had known one another for almost seven. Brooke is born and bred in Fitchburg, whereas I lived my whole life in Oxfordshire, England, prior to emigrating and marrying in March 2020. Our backstory and chance meeting was one which Stoddard submerged himself in and took a genuine and pure curiosity to our relationship. His humility and personable nature was apparent from our first meeting, and these were features apparent at all stages in the process and planning of our big day. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic putting paid to us having a better attended ceremony, Stoddard was still more than happy to marry us at a beautiful and tranquil setting at his home in Littleton. Whilst our wedding will be unforgettable for very different reasons, Stoddard made the day special in spite of the current way of the world. Brooke and I are beyond grateful to have had Stoddard's services and recommend him thoroughly.Sent on 05/22/2020
Lauren M. · Getting married on 01/07/2022
Stoddard was amazing. He really cares about getting to know you and your story. He pays attention to every little detail you mention. Of course when going through your story as a couple there are always side stories and distractions, he was amazing at making sure one thought was fully wrapped up and not missing anything.Sent on 08/13/2020
The ceremony was great, he captured everything we talked about and really got who we were as a couple. In the weeks after our wedding we keep getting comments on how great Stoddard was! We could not have been any happier with him!
Tracie B. · Married on 05/23/2021
An incredible communicator, took the time to get to know us and provided us with a ceremony that was beyond our expectations. Thank you!Sent on 05/25/2021
Kristin T. · Married on 05/09/2021
Stoddard was wonderful!!! He captured our story brilliantly in his ceremony. We loved everything he had to say about us, the ceremony we created together, and I really can't say enough great things about him!! Our guests loved his ceremony too!Sent on 10/10/2019
Ilona · Married on 04/25/2021
Fantastic officiant - just book him!
It says something that after our ceremony, several family members demanded to know where we had found such a fantastic officiant!
Stoddard was a joy to work with and created a delightful ceremony for us – we felt like he genuinely cared about us and our marriage. We came with only vague ideas for the ceremony, and he made the process easy. He helped customize the ceremony to make it our own, while also guiding us enough that we weren’t overwhelmed with options.
Moreover, we gave Stoddard a challenge with a pandemic, two-bride wedding held outdoors at a public park (rather than a proper address, all we could share with him was a dropped pin on a Google map). The day of was a cold and rainy affair, and not only Stoddard but his wife Ky came out to make it happen. We have a photo in which Stoddard is holding an umbrella above both my and my wife’s head so that we can share our first kiss, while he himself is getting wet. What a champion!
Seriously, could not recommend Stoddard more highly!Sent on 05/15/2021
Danielle L. · Married on 03/27/2021
We would highly recommend Stoddard to officiate your wedding ceremony. Over a year before our wedding we met with him where he asked to learn more about our relationship and we were so surprised how perfectly he incorporated our story during the ceremony. He provided us with a lot of helpful ideas including different options for vows, readings, blessings and ultimately made the ceremony He was extremely responsive to any questions we had and we could not have imagined working with anyone else! He was amazing to work and made the ceremony one we will never forget!!Sent on 05/13/2021
Ken H. · Married on 01/23/2021
Stoddard was a pleasure to work with. He was kind, thoughtful, flexible, and truly took the time to get to know us.Sent on 02/16/2021
Ruta S. · Married on 12/07/2020
Perfect intimate ceremony officiated by Justice Stoddard
Justice Stoddard was amazing and we had a great experience to have him officiate our wedding. After reading all the great reviews, we decided to contact him and received a quick response. We chose the custom ceremony option wherein Justice Stoddard works with couples personally and gets to know them & their story. It was a pleasure meeting him and talking to him about us, and how we imagined our wedding ceremony to be. He kindly explained all the aspects of the ceremony and was very receptive to our requests to make it even more personal. He was very open-minded and welcoming to our suggestions. Our ceremony turned out to be beautiful and was adored by our families and guests. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Justice Stoddard and we highly recommend him to other couples!
- Ruta & SushrutSent on 12/15/2020
Shannon · Married on 10/17/2020
Professional smart. Responsive. Insightful
Perfect. He and his wife were so easy to talk too. Felt completely comfortable sharing our story with them to make our wedding so specialSent on 10/22/2019
Meg R. · Married on 10/10/2020
Stoddard made our elopement a breeze! He speaks perfectly and made everything more special than we could have asked for :)Sent on 10/16/2020
Rachel R. · Married on 10/10/2020
We were very pleased to have Stoddard Melhado as our JP
Stoddard performed our ceremony on 10.10.20 and we could not be happier, he was just wonderful!
If you're looking for a Justice of the Peace look no further, we highly recommend Stoddard he is the sweetest man, so humble and kind!Sent on 10/24/2020
Sonya S. · Married on 10/03/2020
A special moment we won’t ever forget !
Stoddard made every moment through our ceremony special. His choice of words were just perfect !Sent on 10/07/2020
Kathryn · Married on 10/03/2020
Stoddard was amazing! 10/10 recommend him!
Stoddard was absolutely amazing. He made the ceremony so special. He personalized the ceremony to fit my husband and I without even knowing us. We cannot thank him enough.Sent on 10/21/2020
Nathalia · Married on 09/20/2020
The best officiant ever!
My friend recommended Stoddard to us and he was simply amazing! Professional but personal at the same time! He was so helpful and went above and beyond to help make our day perfect. It was everything I wanted and we couldn't have done it without Stoddard. I will most definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a Justice of the Peace! Thank you so much!Sent on 08/12/2020
Dylan H. · Married on 09/10/2020
My wife and I are both the kind of people that do everything on the fly, and our wedding was no different. While we'd been together for 10 years before we finally said "I Do", we spent about 3 hours in total planing for our big day. Stoddard helped to make our ceremony truly special, without us really preparing anything.Sent on 10/16/2020
Our ceremony was very small (just immediate family) and was held in a public park. All in attendance spoke highly of the nice readings that Stoddard had prepared to add substance and context to the ceremony.
Stoddard was also very accommodating, We had originally planned to have the ceremony right in his back yard ( A service he offers for very small ceremonies), and at 6pm the day before the wedding which was to be held at noon, we stumbled across the perfect little spot in a public park and called him up to ask if we could move the ceremony to a different location. He accommodated without issue.
I know that most people aren't as off the cuff as we are, but Stoddard really helped make our day stress free and special. I'm certain he would do an excellent job at large and well planned weddings just the same!
Mandi S. · Married on 09/06/2020
Simply The Best
I reached out to Stoddard after doing a lot of research for the perfect officiant - I wanted someone with whom I felt a connection, after all, this was such an important day. I came across a video of a wedding he had previously officiated and got teary- eyed; it was a done deal. He invited us to his home to meet him and to get to know my husband and I better. Stoddard was so kind, warm and welcoming that we knew he was the best person to officiate our wedding on 9/6/2020. When our wedding day plans changed, he was very flexible and accommodating. The day of our wedding, it was just my husband and I, Stoddard and his wife and our photographer; we held the ceremony on one of the docks along Fan Pier in the Seaport and everything was perfect. We are truly thankful we found Stoddard and if you haven’t found an officiant yet, we highly recommend you hire him. He’s the best.Sent on 10/20/2020
M And · Married on 09/04/2020
Very professional and organized. On a day when you have many things to worry about he makes it so there's at least one thing you don't have to worry about.Sent on 10/16/2020
Jessica S. · Married on 08/29/2020
Incredible! Great to work with.
Stoddard did an amazing job officiating our wedding. He took great care in getting to know us and our story, and crafted a beautiful ceremony that was very heartfelt and personal. He was so helpful in providing us with resources for inspiration, and was very responsive to our questions. He walked us through various examples of what the structure of a ceremony can look like, but also encouraged us to add what we wanted to really make it our own. From the first meeting with him, we could tell we were in good hands. Our original wedding plans were impacted by covid-19, but luckily he was with us every step of the way. We would recommend Stoddard to anyone. His thoughtfulness and attention to detail really made our small intimate ceremony extra special.Sent on 09/11/2020
Frank F. · Married on 08/28/2020
it was a great wedding
The wedding was perfect he helped out so muchSent on 09/17/2020
April S. · Married on 08/22/2020
Due to covid we had to forego our original wedding plans and have a much smaller ceremony on a different date. Working with Stoddard was great, and he really helped to make the ceremony special to us. Highly recommend working with him to all.Sent on 07/29/2020
Nicole H. · Married on 08/16/2020
Our day was perfect!
I chose Stoddard from a search online for a Justice of the Peace. The reviews were great and now I see why. He was very professional as well as personable. We couldn't have been any happier with our choice and would choose him again with no questions asked. He made our day completely perfect and we can't thank him enough!Sent on 08/19/2020
Tina C. · Married on 08/15/2020
Wonderful, humble and very professional
My husband and i met with Stoddard to go over some things that we wanted included in our wedding. On our fist meeting with him we both knew right away that he was the right person for us. Stoddard is very helpful in helping us decide what was important and what we could do without. He gave us lots of choices and he made ore ceramony much more than we could have imagined.Sent on 09/17/2020
Elizabeth · Married on 07/31/2020
Best ceremony ever!
We had the best experience working with Stoddard! He made our ceremony so unique and personal so to us. It was the most special day, we are so grateful to him!Sent on 09/02/2020
Michelle K. · Married on 07/05/2020
Stoddard did a wonderful job accommodating us at his home. The readings he chose were perfect and we couldn't have asked for a better experience!Sent on 05/07/2020
Gezell M. · Married on 06/27/2020
The most genuine experience!
Stoddard was hands down made for this! He is so genuine, organized and heartfelt in every aspect. Hands down the easiest "vendor" to work with, professionally and on a human level. Our day wouldn't have been complete without him there!Sent on 07/03/2020