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Officiant in Keene,

Jane E. Rokes, NH Justice of the Peace / Wedding Officiant

31 Dover Street
Keene, NH
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(603) 313-4107
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  • 279 Reviews


    Caitlin

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  • Jane was wonderful to work with. We were not 100% sure which elements we wanted in our ceremony and she took us through options until we knew what was right for us. She wrote a beautiful ceremony that many guests complimented. Her delivery during the ceremony is beautiful. Working with Jane, it's obvious she loves what she does. We couldn't imagine a better officiant for our wedding day. Thank you Jane!!

    Haley

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  • I have known Jane since I was a freshman in high school. I knew that I wanted Jane to craft our wedding ceremony the moment Aaron proposed. I have also been able to see weddings that she has done in the past, solidifying my confidence! She is very professional and very thorough and makes sure all the details are ready for the big day. Jane did a fabulous job and wrote the ceremony from her heart as well as our hearts after meeting Aaron and I as a couple. I received several compliments after the wedding about Jane's ceremony and ability to "work a room." Jane was wonderful, and I am so blessed to have had her part of my life as both a friend and part of our next chapter as husband and wife! Thank you, Jane!

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    Haley and Aaron were married in Whately, Mass, at The Quontquont Farm - a venue rich in history - they included their parents (combined 60+ years of marriage) in their ceremony, which was profound.

    Kimberly

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  • Jane is the best of the best. We met her at a wedding show at our vendor, and my husband demanded on the way home that we MUST hire her, and so we did. What a great decision!! Jane met with us to talk, and also supplies a questionnaire where she can get to know the couple on a deeper level. She then creates a really personalized ceremony unique to the couple. She proposed a few wonderful unity piece ideas, and we were able to incorporate our lost loved ones (without it being too sad) in ours and ALSO our guestbook. She is personable and approachable and a STEAL if you can book her for your wedding. Thank you Jane for helping us in the most important and memorable part of the whole day!

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    Alyson's Orchard was the lovely backdrop for Nick and Kim - we enjoyed a painting unity which was fun and the orchard was replete with lots of people, creating traditions while this wedding filled the air with warmth and love.

    Becca

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  • When I got engaged, there was no doubt in my mind that Jane would be our officiant. She is so easy to work with, flexible about literally everything and very professional! While there is so much to worry about when getting married, Jane wasn't one of them! She put all my worries to rest. I would (and have!) Suggested Jane to anyone who is looking for an officiant!!

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    Becca and Josh were married at The Shattuck in Jaffrey, NH. It was a great day for a great couple. I officiated for Becca's brother Zach a few years ago so it was challenging to make sure that every element and every word was different and unique. It was a truly humbling experience.

    User6898518

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  • Jane is fantastic! We were a little worried about the ceremony - how can you put all of the things you feel for the other person into the right words?? Jane took the time to make us both feel comfortable with the process and did an amazing job. We couldn't have imagined anyone else marrying us!

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    Michaela and Cho were married in Ipswich, Mass, at The Mansion at Turner Hill - beautiful venue for a beautiful couple - their ceremony spoke to their love. 200 people in the audience - a lifetime of love.

    Sally

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  • I've known Jane since I was in elementary school with her daughter. She officiated my sister in laws wedding a few years ago and when I realized she was a JP I knew she was the one I wanted for ours. My husband is not the type to show emotion or say how he feels, so she have us a short list of words to define based on our definitions together. She then created our vows from there. It was amazing. She told us that she wanted to do something special for have knowing me my whole life. So.... I didn't start with a bouquet. I collected flowers from special people who had made a special impact on my life before and after meeting my husband. When I got down the aisle to my husband I had a full bouquet. Our theme/colors were tie dye so for our unity piece she had me get a blank white canvas and between myself my husband and our 3 children we poured 4 colors down from the top of canvas to make our tie dye unity piece, then used it as our guest book for people to sign. Everything about our cerem... Read more

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    Sally and Marko were married at Marko's family home in Swanzey, NH. I had officiated for Marko's sister, Lauren, years earlier. Sally worked hard to make sure every detail was perfect. Sally collected her bouquet, as she mentioned, walking down the aisle. Each flower came from a family member or close friend.

    Allison

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  • Jane is such a loving and caring person. She takes many hours specializing your perfect vows- I highly recommed Jane E. Rokes :)

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    Allison and Jeff were married in her parents' yard - which is sprawling and lovely. A backyard wedding is as challenging as any venue wedding, since you have to bring your vendors in and fill the space so it is aesthetically pleasing. Mission accomplished. The space was warm and inviting and writing a ceremony that resonated to them in the same way their ceremony site was important was a task I welcomed. Much love Alli and Jeff.

    Lily

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  • Jane was amazing! She was super flexible and willing to work with our short time frame in preparing our ceremony, she was even willing to travel to Vermont to perform our ceremony for us. My fiancé and I wanted a personalized ceremony but were having a difficult time writing our own vows, after answering a short questioner and sharing our vision with her, Jane was able to write a beautiful set of vows and bring our ceremony vision to life! She worked with us and helped every step of the way. We could not have asked for a better, more genuine, caring person to officially name us Mr & Mrs! ❤️

    Stacey

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  • Jane was wonderful as our wedding officiant. Jane is a pleasure to work with and made the whole process smooth and easy for us. She sent us out an in depth questionnaire to really learn about who we are and what makes our relationship work. Based on our answers, Jane put together a beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony that was personal and meaningful to us. Thank you Jane for making our day special! Stacey & Mike

    Jewel

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  • Jane did my wedding in August. My husband and I gave her a challenge writing our wedding because of how completely opposite we are. But we couldn't have put our trust in the hands of anyone better. I wanted to write vows, my husband did because he's quite shy, and she came up with a great solution of having us define several words "marriage, love, trust, etc." And then took our definitions of those words and wrote beautiful vows for us to repeat. I couldn't have thought of anything better myself. Drew and I were extremely pleased with our ceremony, and the direction she gave us in preparing it. After our wedding so many people came up to us and commented on the fact that it was the most beautifully written ceremony they have seen. Jane really has a way with words, and you're missing our if you don't use her as your JP!

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    Jewel is a gem. Her wedding was at the home of her husband's grandparents with views of Mount Monadnock in Cheshire County - pretty as the day is long. We laughed and enjoyed the nearly 200 guests that added a deep sense of comfort as they move into the next chapter of their lives. I am a fortunate Officiant to have officiated for them.

    Shannon

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  • Jane was awesome to work with. She officiated my sisters wedding in 2016, whose ceremony was amazing, so I knew I wanted her to officiate ours as well. She is kind and compassionate. She has a talent for writing her ceremonies. She got to know us and made it personal and fit us perfectly. We got several compliments on our ceremony. Everyone could hear her as she projected her voice without needing a mic. She came up with a very special sand and stone ceremony for us and now we have a beautiful keepsake for many years to come. Her enthusiasm and passion make it evident that she loves what she does. Thank you Jane for writing such a special ceremony for us!

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    Shannon and Jason were married at Hidden Hills in Rindge, NH - As Shannon mentioned, I officiated for her sister a year earlier and their ceremonies were entirely unique from each other - every element. They added a tropical feel to their ceremony with their exotic choice of colors and pineapples lining the aisle. They enjoyed beautiful photo opportunities by virtue of their decor. Shannon was a beautiful bride.

    Kristen

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  • Jane was amazing! We have known her for many years and when we decided to get married there was no other place to look that her to do our ceremony. She wrote 2 separate ceremonies, one being a family ceremony that involved my husband's children and our families with a special canvas painting activity. The large ceremony, she wrote from our hearts and hers as well. There wasn't a dry eye in the place! She added so many heartfelt family touches as well as our own personal touches to make it special and perfect. To say we are happy and pleased is an understatement, Jane is amazing and we love her!!

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    Kristen and Jason married at Mt. Snow in Vermont - the venue is lovely and the staff is extremely helpful. Before I performed their ceremony, I wrote a family ceremony for Jason, Kristen and Jason's two daughters from a prior relationship - it was heartfelt and very sweet.

    Nicole

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  • From the moment we spoke on the phone, my now husband and I knew we wanted Jane to officiant our ceremony. She sends you this amazing questionnaire that helps her get to know your background as a couple, your shared goals and values, your family, and what you want out of a marriage. The ceremony she wrote for us was not only beautiful, but made us feel like she had known us our whole lives. It was so deeply personal and unique to us as a couple. Our guests keep commenting on how moved they were by her words, there wasn't one dry eye in the house throughout the whole ceremony! She is such a gifted writer and a wonderful person. We are so grateful we got to work with her. Thank you Jane, we will cherish your words forever!

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    Nicole and Nate were married at LaBelle Winery in Amherst, NH and Nicole is right - we shared an instant connection, because we both listened and valued each other's opinions throughout the entire process - hmm, kind of like a successful marriage. When I close my eyes, I can still see Nate standing next to me with a tear in his eye as his beautiful bride descended "the aisle." It was amazing!

    Christina

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  • Jane was so wonderful to work with. We met briefly a couple times, filled out a questionnaire, answered a few questions and with just a little information she wrote the most beautiful ceremony. She spoke of us like she's known us our whole lives. We told her different ideas we had, and she suggested doing a handfasting for our vows, and it couldn't have worked out more perfectly. We were able to include our children and our wedding party in the handfasting and it made everything that much more special. I would definitely recommend Jane to anyone looking for an officiant :)

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    Performing a hand fasting ceremony, which is a Celtic ritual is wonderful and unique. Christina and her husband included their bridal party and children in the hand fasting as well.

    Kim

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  • Jane did an AMAZING job on our ceremony. Everyone was talking about how good the ceremony was after it was over. She made it personal to my husband and I and we will remember the words she said forever. She even took the time to mention our baby that is on the way. I would recommend Jane to anyone who lives in the NH area!!

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    Kim and Casey were married at Hidden Hills in Rindge, which is lovely and replete with photo opportunities. They had a large bridal party so making sure every detail was in place was important. The ceremony was family oriented and spoke to their opposite and wonderful personalities. They are both coaches so that similarity will balance their opposite personalities.

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