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Officiant in Littleton, MA,

Massachusetts Justice of the Peace Stoddard H. Melhado

32 Oak Hill Road
Littleton, MA, MA
Services: Officiant | Login to save vendor
(978) 857-9698
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    Martyn Royce

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  • 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 servi... Read more

    Kristin Taylor

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  • 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!

    Devyn

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  • Stoddard is an amazing person who truly cares about the love story between the people he is marrying. Upon meeting Stoddard, we knew right away he was the person we felt comfortable marrying us. He takes the time to get to know his couples and it showed during our ceremony. Our ceremony was everything we could have imagined and more. Stoddard was able to share our love story with the people we cared about the most, while making us feel like there was no one else around but myself and my husband. After our ceremony we had so many people come up to us saying how wonderful our officiant was and that our ceremony was one of the most beautiful and genuine ceremonies they had ever been to. My fiancé and I cannot recommend Stoddard enough!

    Taylor Lima

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  • From the first time my husband and I met with Stoddard we knew we were in good hands! Sometimes with a Justice of the Peace a ceremony can sometimes feel not as personal but that is not the case with Stoddard. He took the time to get to know my husband and I and our story and incorporated that into our ceremony into a way that made it seem like he's known us for years. All of our friends and family have given us so many compliments as to how intimate and personal our ceremony was and Stoddard was a huge part of that!

    Shannon

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  • Perfect. He and his wife were so easy to talk too. Felt completely comfortable sharing our story with them to make our wedding so special

    Michelle Kotkowski

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  • 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!

    Gezell Morin

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  • 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!

    Ken Kwasniewski

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  • I can’t say enough good things about Stoddard. He invited us into his home and got to know us so that he could develop a personalized service. His kind words and passionate expression made all of our guests praise him for the wonderful job he did. Even during Covid, he followed-through with our service which we appreciate so much.

    Sean & Leanne Cunningham

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  • Stoddard is an amazing person and was wonderful every step of the way! He really took the time to get to know us, he provided a wealth of resources, and truly made our ceremony feel one of a kind and personal. He was professional, responsive, and personable. We got married during COVID and he was incredibly flexible with our many plan changes. He did a phenomenal job for our backup plan intimate ceremony and we can't wait to use him again for our postponed larger vow renewal next year!

    Yen To

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  • In my role as a Wedding Coordinator, I have seen many wedding ceremonies. After witnessing Stoddard marry a couple at our venue, I knew I wanted him to be a part of our special day. Stoddard is kind, welcoming and very patient. He provided lots of information and recommendations on how to make our ceremony unique to us. Our ceremony was short, but he told our love story so eloquently! I would not hesitate to book with him!

    Jenna Protano

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  • Stoddard met with my husband and I when we were interested in using him for our JP. He invited us into his home and took the time to get to know us and our love story! I knew right then and there he would be a wonderful JP. He is a retired English teacher and he has his way with words and speaking. Our ceremony was special and unforgettable because of him!

    Kylie Noe

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  • Stoddard was the perfect JP for our wedding. He was very calm and professional throughout the experience. He helped us plan a ceremony that was unique to us. We keep getting fabulous reviews from guests about how much they loved a personal story he told about how we met. He will help make your day exactly how you want it.

    Melissa Davis

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  • My husband and I were able to completely customize our ceremony with Stoddard. His words were both personal and meaningful!

    Mike

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  • Incredible! There’s truly no other word I could use that would properly describe our experience with Stoddard, and even that one falls a bit short. Stoddard is a wonderful blend of professional and wise. From the first day we met him in his home, he made us feel welcome and comfortable with him, and made sure to make us feel like he truly wanted our experience to be magical for us. His years of experience showed from that first moment, and he helped to guide us with everything from selecting readings, to designing the ceremony we truly felt encompassed our love. If anyone needs further proof that the man lives what he speaks to all of the couples he meets with, he and his wonderful wife just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary themselves! Thank you Stoddard for making our ceremony as wonderful as it could possibly be! -Mike and Anna

    Kasey Crampton

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  • Stoddard was absolutely fantastic. We first encountered him as the Justice of the Peace for our friend's wedding and we knew we wanted him to perform our ceremony. He is very kind, and very thoughtful and the ceremony is very personal. He gives a lot of helpful information to ensure the ceremony is exactly what you want it to be whether it is non traditional across the board, a little bit religious or inclusive of both sides beliefs. He came very far for us to perform the ceremony and didn't hesitate to do so. I had a death right before my wedding that really shook me up, and Stoddard went out of his way to make sure I was ok and talked to me separately to help me get through the ceremony. We were thrilled with the way our ceremony was performed. I would highly recommend him.
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