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Officiant in Merrimack, New Hampshire,
(603) 429-0902
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    Diane

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  • I can't even begin to say enough about how wonderful Steve was as the officiate at my daughter's wedding. He put the bride and groom at ease so that they were truly able to enjoy the ceremony. The guests loved him as well! Prior to the ceremony, he was available to meet with the bride and groom several times, as well as being available by phone and email, and was very flexible and willing to work around their busy schedules. He played a big part in making their wedding a truly joyous occasion!!

    Top S.

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  • We reached out on short notice (36 hours) during a blizzard, and Steven still followed up right away with a call to talk through the process of working with a JP and getting a license in NH broadly, and our 11th hour 2020 marriage plan specifically. He passed zero judgement on our last-minute decision, and was willing to meet us at our home for a small, outdoor ceremony. In our brief time together - on our initial call, even - Steven picked up on our senses of humor and what was most important to us, and he brought that to the ceremony and the vows. We were overwhelmed at the thought of writing our own (again, short notice) and Steve heard our preferences and translated them into vows that were perfectly tailored and felt perfectly natural to us. We'll cherish those moments, and Steve's clear care and humor in meeting us where we were and encouraging us to embrace our own unique journey. We can't recommend Steven enough as an officiant - he is personable, caring, calming, flexible, and... Read more

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    Dear Kate & Jack: Shhhh - I won't tell anyone you got married! When the time is right, you can do that yourselves … but, in the meanwhile, enjoy this Christmas and New Years as newlyweds nonetheless! Thank you so much for reaching out to me, and for your very lovely words - I was delighted to meet you both and experience this very special time - and in such a wonderful, snowy setting! I hope you have many, many happy years in your mountain retreat - good luck with the renovations, and stay well! Kind regards, Steve

    Autumn E.

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  • Steven did an phenomenal job at our wedding! He was so much fun yet he was professional. He really made sure we were comfortable and fully happy with the ceremony he put together. My friends and family all fell in love with him as well!! I cannot say enough good things about Steven. I wish I was getting married again just so I can use his services more haha!

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    Good morning to my newest newlyweds! And a hearty thank you for the kind words ... I agree that we had great fun throughout our planning and the Big Day, and I am so happy that you were pleased with everything. Mike, you can rest easy ... Autumn will take it from here!!! Kind regards, Steven

    Cari

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  • We were looking for a JP to quickly conduct our legal paperwork/marriage prior to our destination wedding next month. Steve responded immediately and was flexible to fit us in within a few days. We met with him prior and to our surprise he put in the effort to know us and our story. This became much more meaningful than we anticipated and we are so grateful he treated it with the love and respect a “just” legal wedding deserved. Our ceremony was unique, special, and humorous all thanks to Steve. He did an awesome job and we highly recommend him !

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    Good evening Cari (and Jon)! I couldn't have said it better - really, though - your words mean so much! The special intimate ceremony on Friday, with just your mother-in-law and sister-in-law present, was meaningful to me, as well. Thank you both for reaching out and honoring me with the privilege of serving as your officiant ... and safe travels to Costa Rica for your destination wedding to follow! Kind regards, Steve

    Kevin W.

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  • From start to finish, Steven was the best! It’s very apparent he cherishes the importance and meaning of marriage. From his quick response ,his helping hand with the last minute decorations, to the amazing Ceremony he performed, we couldn’t have asked for anyone better!! So much so that we are going to have him do our reception in the summer!!

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    Dear Kevin & Jacki: Lovely words to hear!!! I am so happy I was available to officiate your ceremony on such short notice; it was a pleasure meeting all of you - and I trust everyone has warmed up since! I look forward to our "repeat performance" this summer... Kind regards, Steven

    Alyssa C.

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  • My husband and I could not have asked for a better wedding officiant! As you can imagine, a pandemic wedding was even more stressful than a regular wedding. Steven was there every step of the way reassuring us and helping us. He walked us through getting our marriage licenses and even told us about a document that we could fill out to make it easier. Steven met with us twice in person and was always available by email. He attended our rehearsal and made sure everything was perfect. He is funny, relatable, professional, and the touches he added in to our ceremony were perfect. We highly recommend Steven, we couldn't have asked for a better officiant.

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    Hello Alyssa & Chuck: Many, many thanks for taking the time to add your comments about your wedding ceremony! I appreciate your kind words and hope that other couples searching for the right officiant will find them helpful. Best wishes to you both in the New Year! Kind regards, Steven

    Keri F.

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  • We couldn't have asked for a better JP!! Despite all the unexpected twists and turns of 2020, Steven was there for us every step of the way and made our wedding day one we will never forget. He perfectly delivered a ceremony that was both sincere and loving with a mix of light-hearted jokes that displayed our relationship so well. He had the crowd crying, laughing, and entertained the whole time! He made me feel so calm and comfortable (even as I fumbled over the words.. I mean who can pronounce "lawfully" under that kind of stress anyway!?). He goes out of his way to make sure your big day will be perfect. We HIGHLY recommend Steven, he is truly a wonderful person with a great personality!

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    Dear Keri & Jim: Such wonderful words!!! Are you sure they were meant for me? Yes, we had tons of fun working together on your ceremony, and I am glad you were happy with the result; it was all my pleasure to help you along the way! Many, many years of all good things to come - my wish for you … Kind regards, Steven

    Elizabeth

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  • We met with Steven after our original JP was unable to perform our service due to covid. We immediately felt comfortable with him, and he matched our banter with fun. Planning with Steven during COVID was a breeze and he is so easy to chat with. He performed part one of our wedding this year on 9/12/20 with our closest friends and relatives. Everyone raved about how perfect the ceremony was, and we had a mix of tears and laughter! We all cannot wait to see what next years “renewal” will look like as he performs part deux! Don’t hesitate if you want that personal yet fun ceremony! Thanks Steven!

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    Hey Liz & Rob: You mean we're gonna' have to do this all over again next year? GREAT - I can't wait!!! I promise it will be even better then - with family and friends to share in your joy! Thanks for asking me to do this for you!!! Kind regards, Steven

    Timothy C.

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  • My wife and I contacted Steven looking to do a small ceremony due to the pandemic. We couldn't of asked for a better day. Steven made it very personal with a touch of his wonderful humor. I would highly recommend Steven! he is the best at what he does!

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    Good evening Mr. & Mrs. Wright (how does THAT sound???): Thank you both for your very kind words - they really do mean a lot to me! I wish you much joy and happiness in the years to come … Steven

    Holly G.

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  • Hired on the spot, literally. Great personality, very genuine. Would recommend Steve to anyone. Made our ceremony special and not so stressful.

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    To Holly & Dave: It was one of the hottest weddings I've ever done, but I had a wonderful time doing it with such a great couple and family. Thank you for including me on your special day - and for your very kind comments! Regards, Steven

    Colleen G.

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  • We could not have been happier with Steven. He was so accommodating and willing to work with us during all of the craziness of the pandemic. We even have him coming back to do our one year anniversary "wedding" next summer when we can have all of our family and friends there. Highly recommend!

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    Good morning Colleen: Many thanks for your kind words - they really mean a lot to me! I am looking forward to next year when we can do it all over again!!! Steven

    Haji A.

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  • I do not feel that words will do justice for what an amazing ceremony Steven wrote & spoke for our ceremony. We appreciated everything he did for us. He took us in on a minutes notice responding to our need immediately. You would be lucky to have Steven officiate your wedding future brides & glooms! 😉

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    Hello Haji and Rebecca: What fun we had trudging up that "short little walk" to the top of the cliffs yesterday! Do you know that I got lost on the way down? Since nothing was marked and I was not rea;;y paying attention to our surroundings on the way up, I took a couple of "detours" and was very happy to finally get to ground level and to my car! May you both find health, happiness and blue skies for years and years to come … and, by the way, the word was "goons"!!! Kind regards, Steven

    Jessica

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  • Steve did a great job! He was awesome and I felt like an old family friend was marrying us. I would highly recommend him, he has the perfect combination of professionalism and charisma!

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    Good evening Jessica & Tommy: Thank you for your kind words - and for sending those great photos of your day! It was my honor and pleasure to have met you and your families, and I thank you for asking me to play a small role in the festivities. I hope the upcoming Holiday season will bring you both much joy! Best regards, Steven

    Allyn D.

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  • Steve was incredibly flexible, understanding, supportive, and helpful throughout our whole wedding planning process. None of knew what the future would hold, but Steve was always there to reassure us that everything would be ok. Steve was very thorough and made sure to check with us that he understood what we wanted and on the day of our wedding, he did a great job of helping us focus only on each other. Our guests kept telling us how much they enjoyed Steve's humor and the way he made the ceremony feel like it matched our personalities. We are so pleased with his thoughtful approach and would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for an officiant for their special day!

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    Good morning Allyn and Danny: WOW! I couldn't have said it better myself!!! Thrilled that I got the chance to help you on your big day - despite the circumstances … it was my great pleasure, indeed! Be well - be safe - and enjoy!!! Kind regards, Steve

    Sarah P.

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  • Steven was incredible, it was very important to my husband and I to incorporate humor in our ceremony and Steven did just that. He responded quickly to any question I had. I tried my best not to be a bridezilla and he did an amazing job putting me and my anxiety at ease.

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    Good morning Sarah! Apparently, your definition of a "bridezilla" and mind are quite different! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you, Joe, the kids and your bridal party and family, and I thank you, once again, for asking me to officiate your ceremony. I wish you and yours all the best in the future! Kind regards, Steven
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