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Officiant in Newport, VT,
(802) 334-2575
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  • An inquiry was sent on the availability for our chosen date, and Stephen’s response was immediate. He asked some questions to determine criteria to help plan our perfect, customized wedding ceremony. He made some recommendations on ideal locations, and his suggestion was everything we were seeking. Stephen made frequent contact and follow up, with rapid response time. He was extremely thorough, and detailed throughout; making sure we had everything we needed along the way. Wedding planning can often be stressful, but with Stephen’s assistance, it was stress free. Stephen did an amazing job as officiant; the ceremony was absolutely perfect, and the evening is one forever etched in memory. If you’re looking to get married in the State of VT, and want a smooth, easy and fun process, I definitely recommend giving Stephen Laurie a call; you’ll be glad you did! 🙂

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    Thank you so much for your kind words! I so glad that everything turned out just as you wished! ~ Stephen

    Holly

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    5 out of 5
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  • We were extremely happy with Stephen as our officiant. He did an amazing job and helped us create the perfect intimate ceremony that we wanted. He was very professional and informative, yet very friendly and makes you feel relaxed and comfortable to be around. He responds to emails very quickly, is very helpful and goes the extra mile for you. We highly Recommend Steven.

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    Thank you so much, Holly! It was a real joy working with you both! Have a wonderful and healthy holiday season... ~ Stephen

    Amanda

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  • Stephen Laurie did an amazing job helping us stay prepared and on top of ceremony prep. He did an amazing job officiating our wedding and making us all feel comfortable and ready for the ceremony. He made it a beautiful ceremony and was very proffessional. I would highly recommend.

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    You two were wonderful to work with - it was my pleasure! Thank you for including me in all your planning ... ~ Stephen

    Dan L.

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  • We thoroughly enjoyed working with Stephen as our wedding officiant. He was very attentive to all the elements that we wanted (and didn't want) to be included in our ceremony. He and his wife joined us for the reception afterwards, which was great! We've seen other officiants at other weddings do their thing and bail immediately, so the fact that they stayed and ate with us gave it a much more meaningful and personal feel. Stephen will definitely bust out his teacher voice for the rehearsal, which was absolutely required for our group of friends and family. It was very appreciated that he took the reigns and made sure everybody knew what needed to be done. We would absolutely recommend Stephen for your wedding!

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    Thank you for including us - we very much enjoyed celebrating with you, your family and friends! It was a thoroughly wonderful day!

    Ying

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  • We were overjoyed that Stephen was our officiant! He was very responsive, thoughtful, and professional from the very beginning. He gave us helpful tips on how to frame and personalize our ceremony. Being an intercultural marriage, we wanted to incorporate a Chinese tea ceremony into our wedding to honor the bride's heritage. We were thrilled when we found out that Stephen actually had experiences traveling to China and had a good understanding of the Chinese culture and language! He wrote a wonderful introduction for our tea ceremony, and was able to incorporate both western and Chinese traditions into our ceremony. It was a perfect day! Thank you, Stephen!

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    It was a perfect day, indeed! The "Spirit of Ethan Allen" cruise was a wonderful setting for your intercultural celebration - I was so please at how both families were included, giving equal weight to both languages and both cultural traditions... this says quite a bit about the kind of people your are, and the kind of relationship you share. 百年好合! (Bǎi Nián Hǎo Hé!)

    Marley

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  • Stephen married us this past August and he was fantastic! Always helpful with suggestions, and easy going to make sure the ceremony was just what we wanted! Great at communicating, and kind when it took us a bit longer to get back to him. The ceremony was gorgeous and just what we wanted! He arrived early and made sure all was set and he was very prepared! Highly recommend. :)

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    I was great fun working with you, and meeting all of your family and friends! Thank you for including Peggy and me in your celebrations!! Best wishes for a long, happy, and adventure-filled marriage... Stephen

    Rebekah

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  • Stephen did an amazing job making our wedding a reflection of who we are. We told him from the beginning that we needed a ceremony that blended very different roots and he made it happen! He wasn't just a great officiant, but was a great addition to the memory of our wedding day.

    Rebecca

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  • I cannot say enough wonderful things about Stephen! We got married in East Burke, VT and live in Connecticut. The first time I met him was on our wedding day when I walked down the aisle! We worked together via email and he always responded immediately and was so accommodating of our requests. My father brought him a poem to read that he wrote for us on the day of our ceremony and Stephen was able to make it work flawlessly and adjust his ceremony accordingly. He was an absolute pleasure to work with. He and his wife are the sweetest couple and we also enjoyed having them attend our reception. Thank you so much Stephen for making our day so incredible!!!! Our ceremony was exactly how we pictured it. Wedding planning is so hectic and stressful. Stephen made it easy :)

    Kellie

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  • Stephen was great to work with. We were planning our wedding from CT, but he easily guided us and gave thoughtful advice and suggestions to plan our ceremony. We even used one of the readings he wrote in the ceremony, which was great as we felt like we were getting a little personalization that our guests wouldn’t have heard at other weddings before. I didn’t really start getting nervous until the night before but Stephen worked so well with our planners at Jay Peak to sort out the final details at the rehearsal to make sure everyone knew exactly what we needed to do - and our ceremony went perfectly. We had both Stephen and his wife as guests to our reception too, which was fantastic. We had a very small wedding and the two of them fit in perfectly with our guests. They were out on the dance floor all night with the rest of the group and helped get others in the partying/dancing spirit too. Everyone said our ceremony was wonderful, our reception was amazing and everythi... Read more

    Keisha

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  • We can not have been any more lucky to have found Stephen Laurie to officiate our wedding! Stephen is kind and professional offering a variety of ceramony styles, readings and ring exchanges. Stephen takes time to draft a ceremony that is best tailored to the couples wants. We would highly recommend him!

    Curtis

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  • Stephen was an amazing officiant every step of the way. We were a few states away while planning the wedding and worked over just email and phone calls. Even with just that we felt like we really got to know him. He helped us create the perfect ceremony and was a pleasure to work with. We were able to choose every aspect of the ceremony and he provided great examples and coached us through the flow. The ceremony itself was flawless thanks to his timeliness, execution, and good humor. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking an officiant.

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    It was such a pleasure working with you both! The weather didn't cooperate for the outdoor ceremony that you had imagined, but you didn't let that become a disappointment, and the indoor ceremony was just as intimate and just as beautiful ... that tells me a lot about how you will deal with life's curve balls - together, with good humor and good grace. Best Wishes!!! - Stephen

    Amanda

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  • It was a pleasure working with Stephen and my husband and I couldn't have asked for anyone better to officiate our wedding! Stephen was so attentive and responsive throughout the planning process and made our ceremony very personalized and unique to us. He was so much fun to work with and really understand what we were looking for in our wedding. We would highly recommend Stephen!

    Mike

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  • Contacted him Friday requesting a service Saturday. Stephen returned my call quickly and made the time for us with extremely short notice. He far exceeded our expectations and was professional, on time, well spoken, and helpful. We were worried about not having a photographer, but his wife saved the day. Can't say eneough good words about our experience. Mike/Julie

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    It was my (our) pleasure! Best wishes to you both on a long and happy marriage!!!

    Laura

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    5 out of 5
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  • Stephen was great! He was extremely flexible and helped us to put together our perfect ceremony. He kept great contact throughout the process and even called us 2 days before to get out all the last minute jitters and questions. He did a fantastic job with our ceremony, and really made our ceremony special. f you are looking for a Justice of the Peace, Stephen is definitely the guy!

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    Thank you for the kind words, and for your gracious invitation for Peggy and I to celebrate with you! Best Wishes for a long and happy marriage!!

    Chelsea

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  • Stephen Laurie did a phenomenal job at our wedding 3 years ago. Since the day I came across him online, he was very responsive through email and extremely informative. We had continuous conversation throughout a year and as our date got closer, he reached out with our next steps to consider. He ranges from religious and modest, to humorous with a smile. The night of our rehearsal he was there ready to go and gave great instruction with room for laughter. He put on an excellent speech for our ceremony that we still talk about to this day. We wanted a more laid back but romantic feel and he gave us that!
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