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Officiant in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts,
(617) 244-7155
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 254 Reviews


    Marjorie

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    5 out of 5
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  • My Life Partner (now Wife!) of nearly 20 years and I recently relocated to MA from NC. We are originally from Texas, so you can imagine our excitement at living in a state where our love for each other can be celebrated through the blessing of marriage. When we sought to have our ceremony performed by a JP we expected a nice simple ceremony officiated by a professional but not necessarily someone who would go out of their way to make our day special. We were blown away by Leslie. She responded within minutes to our email inquiry and then spent time with us on the phone and in person to get to know us and our story. She was genuinely excited for us and when she reviewed her ideas for the ceremony with us she had clearly listened to us because our love story was woven throughout ... It was so beautiful. After the ceremony we were surprised to find she had made a small and beautiful wedding cake for us and as we sat enjoyed we realized we had our first new friend as a married co... Read more

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    Hello Marjorie, This is a love match if ever I saw one. It was indeed my pleasure to be your Justice. Thank you for your trust in me. I felt the connection the minute we all began communicating before your move to Boston. I wish you continued happiness and joy, and a wonderful life that exceeds your expectations. Always, the best to both of you. Leslie

    Pablo

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  • Leslie help to make our wedding day so special. Made us feel so comfortable and was very supportive from start to finish. Incorprorated our daughter into the cermony for us. The cermomy was beautiful and we will always remember it. Thanks leslie

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    Hello Pablo, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Your wedding was very special. I had a good time! I loved working with you and Michelle and meeting your daughter. The evening was so festive and everyone seemed to rejoice in your happiness. BTW, exquisite bride and gorgeous cake!! I am so glad that you contacted me, and put your trust in me. It was my pleasure. I wish you, Michelle, and your entire family a very Happy New Year. All the best, Leslie

    Mario

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  • The warmest person i have ever met, five stars are not enough for her, 10 stars are the perfect rating, Leslie was amazing everything came out perfect, we are so happy we chose her, we would recommend her 101%, in the future when we renew our vows we will call Leslie again.

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    Hello Mario, We "hit it off" immediately when talkling about how often our paths could have crossed. Your correspondences and conversations were delightful, and were responsible for the wedding to go so smoothly. Your family were so kind. I wish you all well. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Justice. It was my pleasure. Thank you also for the very kind words of praise you left for me. Be well and happy! Best, Leslie

    Mara

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  • Leslie was AMAZING! She took the time to get to know us and to really talk to us about who we are and what was important to us. She incorporated our personalities perfectly into the ceremony and made it a one of a kind experience. From the moment we met her we felt an instant connection. Leslie was wonderfully calming during the ceremony and handled our very precocious 2 year old niece with ease! We would wholeheartedly recommend her!

    Darlene

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  • We were extremely pleased with our ceremony. My husband to be was left to make all the arrangements seeing I lived out of the country. He choose Leslie and I couldnt have been happier. Leslie spoke from the heart, her words tailored to meet our needs, as we are a middle aged couple with seperate grown families. She made our day very special and dear to us.

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    Hello Darlene, Thank you for your very sweet words. It was a pleasure for me to travel to the Inn on the beach to meet you and solemnize your marriage. I wish I could have recited the ceremony in French for you also! Glad you returned to Canada safely after such a long trip. Best wishes to you for a very happy and healthy married life. Sincerely, Leslie

    User2754410

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  • My husband and I eloped with only a couple of weeks notice, and Leslie was available, helpful and sweet. We wrote our own ceremony (which was very "us"), and Leslie came to our house and married us exactly the way we asked. I recommend her to any couple seeking a special ceremony.

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    Hi there, I shall never forget you, your ceremony, your communication, and the weather! Congratulations on your marriage. I know you are going to be so happy. I could see it in your eyes. Best wishes to you always. Thank you for trusting in me to be your Justice, and for your very kind words. Sincerely, Leslie

    Cheryl

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  • Leslie is just absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend her to everyone! She was just wonderful. It was a privilege to have her a part of our wedding. She gave our wedding the magical icing on the cake. Thank you Leslie.

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    Hi Cheryl, your compliments are lovely, and I thank you very much. Great couple, Great wedding, Great Day! it was a pleasure being your Justice. Regards to all! Leslie

    Crystal

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  • Leslie is AMAZING!!!!!! I can't even begin to describe our experience in working with her. She is so thoughtful, considerate, and just so...Leslie! Jeff and I first met Leslie to discuss our wedding a few months ago. During our meeting, she asked so many insightful questions; I could tell that she was not only trying to get a sense of what kind of ceremony we wanted, but what kind of people we are. Leslie has taken so much time to get to know us, and she's been a perpetual source of inspiration and support over the past months of planning. She's thoughtfully sent me e-mails to check up on me, making sure I was calm (enough), smiling, and happy. The day of the ceremony, she arrived at our venue super early to make sure that everything was ready! We were able to go over the ceremony one more time, and even then, Leslie managed to keep a few surprises for the ceremony that delighted both us and our guests! Our guests could not stop raving about how perfectly US the ceremony was, ... Read more

    Brandon

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  • Leslie was fantastic for us! My husband and I were planning a big wedding ceremony back home but had to get married in another state since our state does not recognize our marriage. Although we were just planning on going to city hall and having it done there, Leslie had a different idea. She helped to make our day much more special! Throughout the entire planning process, Leslie was always great to talk to and plan things even though we didn't know until the day of the wedding when it would be! She went through a lot of extra steps even though she didn't have to! In this day and age where customer service is not always at the top list, Leslie went above and beyond to make sure everything was fantastic! Our wedding wound up being in the gardens with a great backdrop! Thank you Leslie for being so great! I wish others had your great communication and customer service skills! Brandon and Mike :)

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    Hello Brandon, What a pleasure to meet you and your husband, and plan your wedding with your best friend Brett. We were all so excited and wanted it to be perfect for you. It was so much fun to be with everyone. What a great day and successful trip to Boston! Congratulations and best wishes to you both.

    User2704609

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  • It was a godsend to have Leslie as our Justice of Peace. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we ended up moving our wedding ahead of schedule last minute. Fortunately, we were able to reach Leslie, who answered our request promptly and accepted to be our JP on Columbus Day. Upon meeting with her, she immediately made us feel at ease. Having an outdoor wedding in fall, especially during a holiday weekend, many things can go wrong. Leslie pointed out all the little details in our plan that we had not thought through and offered assistance and support in so many ways. When our florist inadvertently got the dates mixed up and we had no flowers on the day off, Leslie was there to calm us down and offered suggestions as to places we could get last minute bouquets at amazing prices. She also arrived at the site really early just to get oriented and offered her scarf to me (the bride) as well as to some of my girlfriends who were shivering in the cold autumn air. She was always c... Read more

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    Hi J & S, It was a pleasure meeting your family and friends. What a tribute to have family arrive from opposite ends of the world, and friends here for the ceremony b/c you are so special,only to return to Medical School residencies in DC following your pronouncement. True friends. It was an honor to be with you at this lifetime event. Thank you for the opportunity. Let's all go for flu shots now! Best Wishes to you both, Leslie

    Casey

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I recently had a surprise wedding...at our engagement party. Leslie was an amazing Justice of the Peace and I highly recommend her! She found ways to speak to everyone in the room, which was no easy task. My mother was so moved by the moment of Quaker silence that she worked into the ceremony. My Father-in-Law was touched by the moment to think of those who are no longer with us. My Mother-in-Law loved her words about us needing to work together to maintain the relationship and love between us. My father and step-mother appreciated her acknowledging my grandparents. And our friends loved that she had a sense of humor. Beyond that, we just appreciated how easy and simple it was to work with her. She had something prepared in advance...hooray! I had been working so hard to get everything set up and the thought of having to start from scratch was scary. But she also was not wedded to her own words. She quickly made changes and let us really mold the ceremony into som... Read more

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    Thank you Casey for the wonderful comments about me. I want to share those remarks right back at you, as it was thrilling to work with you and Daniel, and fulfill your well planned SURPRISE engagement party/turned WEDDING! It was a supreme honor to have been asked to solemnize your marriage and incorporate all the traditions so meaningful to you and your beloved family. Pretending to be one of your many guests and mingle with family and friends until your amazing speech about your love and wedding wishes, after which you introduced me was exciting. A well kept secret until your ceremony which was so special, this was the most emotionally charged evening and a memory that will be treasured in the hearts of all who witnessed your marriage. Thank you for this privileged opportunity I shall never forget. Best wishes to you both, always.

    User1667109

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  • Leslie is an amazing officiant. Not only does she take the time to get to know you as a couple, but she really does tailor the ceremony to who you are as a couple. She added some playful jokes and humor into our vows (which is so us). Our guests made several comments how wonderful she was and really made the ceremony. As a bride, she did a wonderful job making sure everything ran smoothly and even made sure I was prepared with an umbrella in case it rained. Definitely recommend her! Thanks so much Leslie!

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    But it did not rain!!! It was a pleasure being part of your wonderful celebration. I am glad that I was available, and that you put your trust in me. It was a great afternoon, and a lot of fun. You are a lovely couple, and will indeed enjoy much happiness. I am glad that I was there at the beginning. Thank you very much. Sincerely, Leslie

    User2686981

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  • Leslie is awesome! she gave us such a wonderful ceremony! we and our guests loved her words; everybody commented her message during the dinner after the ceremony. She is so professional and friendly at the same time; and you don't have to worry of anything, she is very methodic and diligent in her job. I highly recommend her!!

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    Hello Anonymous, Thank you for the note you emailed to me. From that note, I know who you are HERE because of similar things that you said. You and your husband were so lovely, and a pleasure to work with from the beginning. Everything was so lovely. It was a pleasure to watch both of you and your famiy and friends delight in your happiness. Thank you for allowing me to be your Justice. I am thrilled that you liked your ceremony. That means a lot to me, as I worked very hard to make you happy. I wish you every happiness in the future. Best, Leslie

    User2704980

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  • Ms. Zises was wonderful, went above and beyond every wish. The marriage ceremony was beautiful she was able to personalize each and every paragraph she read. She was articulate and meaningful with each word. I as my guests and husband were impressed with her ability to touch all of us in a very special way. Ms. Zises is very gracious and genuine, she puts all parties at ease and I can not thank her enough for making the ceremony most special. She was as warm and personal as can be I recommend her with the highest of standards. thank you Anna

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    Hi Anna, We clicked from the first phone call, for which I thank you very much. You are a beautiful person, kind and generous with your words and deeds. Congratulations on your marriage and your lovely home. An exquisite bride, I am thrilled that you were happy with the ceremony. Thank you for your wonderful review. I appreciate it very much. Regards to your husband, your mom, and keep those chandeliers coming. They are gorgeous. Your dress should go to the Smithsonian! All the best, Leslie

    User2706791

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  • Leslie is warm and gentle, providing excellent services for our ceremony!

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    This was a pleasure. I had a wonderful time with all of you. Thank you for your very kind remarks. I was looking forward to this wedding. I hope you enjoy a wonderful life together. Sincerely, Leslie

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