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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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  • 432 Reviews


    Martyn R.

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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

    Lauren M.

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  • 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. 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!

    Walter S.

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  • Stoddard was incredibly easy and reassuring to work with. He was very patient answering all our questions and worked with us to make sure things were just the way we wanted them to be.

    Caren R.

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  • Stoddard and his wife KY are the perfect team to work with for your wedding! It's like getting a planner and officiant together. They were very helpful at de-stressing the bride and making our special day all the more perfect!! Thank you sooo much Stoddard and Ky!! - Chris and Caren Reid

    Julie C.

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  • We had such a great experience working with Stoddard. When my husband and I started the wedding planning process we had absolutely no idea where to begin when it came to planning the ceremony portion. From the beginning Stoddard was very responsive, easy to work with and made us feel confident that our big day would be exactly how we wanted it. We aren’t very religious and he helped us customize our entire ceremony to fit us as a couple. He recommended readings and suggested different introduction wordings etc. He helped organize our handfasting ceremony, provided guidance on how we would go about applying for our marriage license. He also brought his own microphone and speakers which was very helpful for our large outdoor wedding. He really made the entire process very easy! I highly recommend Stoddard to any couple searching for a JOP!

    Cynthia K.

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  • Stoddard officiated our wedding on 6/17/21. We were nervous going into creating our ceremony and putting our thoughts into words, but Stoddard has a wealth of experience and resources that were organized in such a way that made the process fun and thoughtful as we approached the big day. We had an intimate wedding with just our immediate family, and he graciously allowed us to hold the ceremony in his beautiful backyard. He is a true professional and did an exceptional job as the Justice of the Peace. He is kind, well-spoken, and radiates warmth. It was a joy getting to know his wife and beautiful greyhounds. I can't recommend Stoddard highly enough. We are so grateful for everything he did to make our day so special.

    Tracie B.

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  • An incredible communicator, took the time to get to know us and provided us with a ceremony that was beyond our expectations. Thank you!

    Kristin T.

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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!

    Ilona

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  • 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 Stodd... Read more

    Danielle L.

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  • 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!!

    Ken H.

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  • Stoddard was a pleasure to work with. He was kind, thoughtful, flexible, and truly took the time to get to know us.

    Kristy S.

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  • Stoddard (and his wife) are just amazing people. The amount of time he takes to get to know his couple, his attention to detail, his organization, follow up, and last but not least- his presentation on your special day are second to none. We are truly so happy that he was available to officiate our wedding and would recommend him to absolutely anyone!

    Ruta S.

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  • 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 & Sushrut

    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

    Kiera S.

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  • Stoddard was such a great addition to our wedding! From the moment he and his wife graciously welcomed us into their home to get to know us and our story up to the wedding he was extremely helpful and kind. He was very professional but also warm and welcoming. He really made our ceremony about us in every way and so many of our guests commented on what a wonderful and heartfelt job he did. It was such a pleasure to work with him and we can not recommend him enough! His experience, calm demeanor, and insight on marriage are such an important part of making the day so special and personal. We were so happy and honored to have him marry us!
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