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

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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

    Cari S

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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

    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 Christopher Wright

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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 Gage

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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 Gill

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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 Alizad

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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 Doyle

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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 Parker

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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

    Angela

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  • He was very professional and guided us through the whole process with ease!

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    Dear Angie and Nicholas: Thank you for taking the time to write a few words for the Wedding Wire community to see! I was happy to be available on your date,and pleased that all went well at your ceremony. My best wishes are with you both! Kind regards, Steven

    Rey LeBlanc

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  • My wife and I researched and interviewed a number of wedding officiants before selecting Steven. We wanted a ceremony that highlighted our love for one another with a light hearted touch. Steven delivered and was able to strike a perfect balance. He has the unique ability to connect with the bride and groom while also entertaining the audience through the ceremony. As you navigate through the complexities of planning a wedding, you can have peace of mind when working with Steven. His combination of energy, passion and charm makes him the right choice for your wedding officiant!

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    Good evening Rey & Jenna: You make me blush! Thank you so much for your words - they really mean a lot to me - and are the reason why I keep doing what I do. All good wishes of the Season to you both - and always!! Kind regards, Steven

    Mackenzie Martin

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  • Steven was recommended to us through a friend. He is very personable and he even attended my husband's gig that he played the drums for in town. What he wrote for our ceremony was beautiful and he made sure to continually send us drafts to make sure everything was correct. I would highly recommend Steven!

    Samantha Gaudet

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  • Words cannot express the love we have for Steven and the most amazing experiences our families shared!

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    Dear Samantha and Jeremy: Thank you for your very touching comments; as I've told you before, your ceremony will stand out in my mind forever. The kids were adorable (as they are!), you (Samantha, were beautiful) and the weather just gave us enough of a break to git' 'er done! Enjoy your lives together - Love, Steven

    Samantha

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  • Steven was very easy to work with, he was quick to respond to emails and had a lot of good ideas to add to our ceremony. Steven had asked that I write him an e-mail so he could get to know myself and my fiance. This was challenging to do as compressing 6 years of your life into one e-mail feels near impossible, though I knew it was a necessary evil so he could write a ceremony that felt personal to us. When it came time for him to write the ceremony, he went me the rough draft on Monday night for our wedding that Saturday. He said the e-mail I had sent him was so well written he essentially put it into the ceremony. When I went to look at the ceremony, he was correct, the e-mail was basically copied and pasted into the ceremony. I didn't like this at all as it felt too personal, and the e-mail was written so he could get to know us better. Everyone attending the wedding already knows us so that e-mail contacted a lot of information they didn't need to hear again. We went back and forth... Read more

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    Good evening Samantha: Thank you for taking the time to summarize your thoughts about your recent ceremony; I, of course, was not happy to learn that you felt there were two things that "left a bad taste in your mouth." Believe me when I say that you are correct in that I meant absolutely NO disrespect to you or your grandfather by anything I might have done or said. My style may be considered "folksy" and "relaxed" by some, and, in this instance, it is obvious that my approach was the wrong one to take. Please convey my sincerest apologies to you and your grandfather and to any guests or members of your bridal party who may have been offended, for, clearly, that was not my intent. Regarding the ceremony I put together, the reason for e-mailing it to you for review was to ensure that you and your husband were comfortable with it and whether changes were necessary; had you asked for further edits, I would have been happy to do so without question - right up until the last minute. Some couples are fine with lots of details; others, perhaps, not so much. I take my direction from each couple, but I need to know their honest feelings about what I put together for them. I am truly sorry you didn't give me another opportunity to further edit the ceremony if you were still not satisfied with the revision I sent you. Having said all of this, I still would like to thank you for using my services, and I wish you and Robert all the best! Kind regards, Steven.
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