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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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  • 389 Reviews


    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!

    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

    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!

    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.

    Marisa Russell

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  • Stoddard was so awesome to work with! He was so helpful and made everything so easy!

    Gabrielle

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  • Stoddard was the absolute perfect JP. He was kindhearted, supportive, and helpful. He wrote the most beautiful personalized ceremony for us. He has so many resources to aide in creating your perfect ceremony. He uses profits to support greyhounds and you might get to meet his!!!

    Caitlin

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  • Stoddard was an excellent choice for our Justice of the Peace at our wedding start to finish. For our initial meeting Stoddard invited us into his home. We sat with him for quite awhile while he got to know us and our relationship (which he later wrote his own reading for the ceremony with) and walked us through all of the small details of the ceremony that we may not have thought about until the last minute. He was very timely in sending us the outline of our ceremony script and additional readings and vows for us to go through and was responsive to any questions we had between our meeting and the wedding. Stoddard also met us at our rehearsal dinner venue the day before to walk through the ceremony with those involved. He was very thorough and assured us that night that he would ensure everything went smoothly day of, so we can enjoy our day.

    Diana Filar

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  • One of the consistent things my guests said about our wedding was that the ceremony was incredible -- this is all because of Stoddard. First of all, he doesn't charge you for the first meeting unless you choose to go with him as the officiant. Even then, he is very reasonably priced, and beside that he is kind, sees you through every step of the process, and offers so many options so the wedding is tailored to your style. He also recommended the unplugged ceremony which people bristled at at first, but then loved. I truly could not believe how special the ceremony felt, and that's due to Stoddard and his helpful wife, Ky.

    Lauren

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  • Stoddard was absolutely amazing!!! He was always punctual, responsive, and unbelievably kind. During our pre-wedding meeting he took the time to go over all our options for the ceremony and had plenty of suggestions for different readings we could use. The night before the wedding at the rehearsal he pulled Brian and I aside to see how we were doing stress wise which was so thoughtful. Our wedding ceremony was the most beautiful, perfect, and individualized ceremony ever. Stoddard had beautiful words to say and we loved that he told the story of how we met which he got from our meeting prior to the wedding. We had so many guests ask us how we knew him during the reception and many thought he knew us personally from everything he said. Everyone was blown away by how beautiful of a ceremony he performed

    Christina

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  • My husband and I are so happy with how wonderful our ceremony was and it was all thanks to Stoddard! From the initial meeting we knew he would be great - he took the time to get to know us as a couple and our story as well as provide us with numerous options for how our ceremony would go. It was so evident how much he loves officiating and wants to make each ceremony special and unique - and he does! We highly recommend Stoddard!!

    Melissa Regan

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  • From the moment we came across Stoddard's website we knew he was the JP for us. That was only further validated when we met him at his home with his wife Ky. Their hospitality, genuine kindness and love for love made us feel so comfortable. Stoddard was so focused on making our ceremony what we wanted and gave us many suggestions along the way. Our family and friends thought Stoddard was just outstanding. He captured the true essence of our love. We can not begin to thank Stoddard enough. Our ceremony was so perfect and it truly was because we had Stoddard as our Justice of the Peace. Do not hesitate in booking him. Stop your search and contact Stoddard Melhado for the wedding ceremony you could only dream of.

    Alyssa

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  • We cannot say enough good things about Stoddard! He sat down with us and spent hours just speaking with us and getting to know us as a couple. We were nervous as our families really wanted a religious ceremony. Needless to say after the wedding we got numerous praises from several religious family members about how it was the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony they have ever seen. Throughout the whole process Stoddard was an absolute pleasure to work with. He answered any email or texts in a very timely manner and addressed any questions or concerns. He also gave us a very detailed outline of the ceremony in which we could choose from numerous reading selections as well as vows. These vow ideas were super unique and not "cookie cutter" at all! This gives you the option to personalize your ceremony. As he used to be a writing teacher, he had some really beautiful selections to choose from. We could not be happier with our selection and really will be forever grateful for all tha... Read more

    Lauri Rose Sciolto

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  • The venue I'd chosen, The Barn at Gibbet Hill, had Stoddard listed as one of their recommended officiants and I can absolutely understand why. From the very start, Stoddard and his wife, Ky, made my husband and I feel so comfortable. Stoddard listened to our story (from office crush to first date to engagement), taking notes while seated in his living room. He used those notes to create an incredibly thoughtful, personalized ceremony. Our friends and family could hardly wait for the reception to express how wonderful Stoddard's words were - how they were brought right into our journey and had never experienced anything like that from other officiants. This sentiment has lingered even months after the event. In addition, Stoddard's background as an English professor was ideal for my husband and I. Not only did he provide a packet of both traditional and unique passages to browse, he encouraged us to look through our bookshelves for inspiration. He was also willing to proof read our vows... Read more

    Alexa Lessard

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  • HIGHLY HIGHLY recommended Stoddard to anyone looking for a JP. Everyone after the ceremony was telling us how great of a job he did and how personal he made it. He made the whole process super easy. He is with you every step of the way and has it all outlined tons of examples to look at. He added a seperate part to the ceremony for our kids to be involved. It was absolutely amazing. Can not say enough good things about him.

    Alexandra

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  • We had a wonderful experience working with Stoddard. He helped us craft a beautiful ceremony that had our friends and family laughing, crying, and smiling ear to ear. He made the ceremony so personal, so that even distant family and friends felt like they knew us both by the end of the ceremony. Stoddard provided us with many options to choose from for readings, passages, blessings... basically every part of the ceremony. This made the ceremony feel tailored for us. The only thing we would have changed was that we wish we held Stoddard's ceremony book and read our vows to each other rather than repeating after him and holding hands the whole time. We spent a lot of timing writing our own vows and we think it would have been nicer to go at our own pace and hear them directly from each other the first time than through someone else. (A few times I realized I laughed at my husband's vows when Stoddard was whispering them and then not when my husband actually said them.) Stoddard ... Read more
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