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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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  • 420 Reviews


    Jessica Sommerville

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  • Stoddard did an amazing job officiating our wedding. He took great care in getting to know us and our story, and crafted a beautiful ceremony that was very heartfelt and personal. He was so helpful in providing us with resources for inspiration, and was very responsive to our questions. He walked us through various examples of what the structure of a ceremony can look like, but also encouraged us to add what we wanted to really make it our own. From the first meeting with him, we could tell we were in good hands. Our original wedding plans were impacted by covid-19, but luckily he was with us every step of the way. We would recommend Stoddard to anyone. His thoughtfulness and attention to detail really made our small intimate ceremony extra special.

    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

    Lauren Moffett

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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!

    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

    Rachel Ricciardi

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  • Stoddard performed our ceremony on 10.10.20 and we could not be happier, he was just wonderful! If you're looking for a Justice of the Peace look no further, we highly recommend Stoddard he is the sweetest man, so humble and kind!

    Meg Rina

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  • Stoddard made our elopement a breeze! He speaks perfectly and made everything more special than we could have asked for :)

    Kathryn

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  • Stoddard was absolutely amazing. He made the ceremony so special. He personalized the ceremony to fit my husband and I without even knowing us. We cannot thank him enough.

    Sonya Salem

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  • Stoddard made every moment through our ceremony special. His choice of words were just perfect !

    Nathalia

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  • My friend recommended Stoddard to us and he was simply amazing! Professional but personal at the same time! He was so helpful and went above and beyond to help make our day perfect. It was everything I wanted and we couldn't have done it without Stoddard. I will most definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a Justice of the Peace! Thank you so much!

    Dylan Howes

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  • My wife and I are both the kind of people that do everything on the fly, and our wedding was no different. While we'd been together for 10 years before we finally said "I Do", we spent about 3 hours in total planing for our big day. Stoddard helped to make our ceremony truly special, without us really preparing anything. Our ceremony was very small (just immediate family) and was held in a public park. All in attendance spoke highly of the nice readings that Stoddard had prepared to add substance and context to the ceremony. Stoddard was also very accommodating, We had originally planned to have the ceremony right in his back yard ( A service he offers for very small ceremonies), and at 6pm the day before the wedding which was to be held at noon, we stumbled across the perfect little spot in a public park and called him up to ask if we could move the ceremony to a different location. He accommodated without issue. I know that most people aren't as off the cuff as we are, b... Read more

    Mandi Salvatore

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  • I reached out to Stoddard after doing a lot of research for the perfect officiant - I wanted someone with whom I felt a connection, after all, this was such an important day. I came across a video of a wedding he had previously officiated and got teary- eyed; it was a done deal. He invited us to his home to meet him and to get to know my husband and I better. Stoddard was so kind, warm and welcoming that we knew he was the best person to officiate our wedding on 9/6/2020. When our wedding day plans changed, he was very flexible and accommodating. The day of our wedding, it was just my husband and I, Stoddard and his wife and our photographer; we held the ceremony on one of the docks along Fan Pier in the Seaport and everything was perfect. We are truly thankful we found Stoddard and if you haven’t found an officiant yet, we highly recommend you hire him. He’s the best.

    M and C

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  • Very professional and organized. On a day when you have many things to worry about he makes it so there's at least one thing you don't have to worry about.
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