Judy Thompson, Certified Celebrant/Wedding Officiant, Justice of the Peace

Judy’s blessings were written and spoken with the highest vibrations of respect and love. - Lisa B

Testimonials

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Nothing less than perfect

Judy was nothing less than perfect for our ceremony. She was easily accessible throughout the entire process. She was very helpful and accommodating as well being that we got married out of state. Judy made us feel so comfortable from our first meeting we knew she was the one to officiate our wedding! 

- Caitlin & Craig


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Our family loved every word

I want to thank you so much for all the beautiful sentiments that made our ceremony picture perfect. Our entire family loved every word and as I looked out I saw most of them crying, which was so nice. We had a wonderful family day and I really appreciate your attention to detail!

- Kristi & Shawn

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Unpretentious with a calming spirit

Judy Thompson is an absolute joy to work with. She is prompt and courteous and most importantly has a passion for her work. She is unpretentious and has a calming spirit which takes the nervousness away from your special day.. It is totally about you and your partner. Judy does many different life celebrations. Last spring she designed a tender ceremony for our precious Papillion when he passed away. It was a ceremony that me and my family and grandkids will always remember. - Pat B

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A wonderful experience!

So grateful to have chosen such an open and warm-hearted person to officiate our marriage! 

- Lorriane & Eden

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80th Birthday & Vow Renewal

Thank you so much for this beautiful ceremony. Larry and I were truly blessed to have such a wonderful birthday celebration for his 80th birthday. At the same time, we had our wedding vows renewed for our 54th anniversary. Judy performed such a wonderful celebration. The ceremony was done with such dignity and spirituality. It was an evening we will hold in our hearts forever.      

- Susan & Larry

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Exceeded Expectations

Words cannot express my deepest gratitude for making Laura and Chelsea’s wedding so special. I did not know what to expect but it exceeded anything I could have ever hoped for. Judy brought so much spirit and personal touch to the ceremony. Everyone was commenting on how special it was. Thanks you! 

-Carol (Mother of the Bride)

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Memorable & Personal

We wanted our ceremony to be memorable and personal, but had no idea where to start. Judy gave us lots of ideas and organized the whole thing. Many of our guests commented on what a special job she did, and one assumed she must be our relative since she knew us so well!

Thank you 

- Sarah & Ryan  

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I feel like I've known her for years

We worked with Judy Thompson and we loved her right from the start! She was very personable and easy to talk to, I felt like I’ve known her for years. She really made our love story specific to us and helped make the day extra special. 

- Alisia & Matthew

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Elopement in Judy's Gardens

Judy married my husband and I in a small service in her amazing garden. She was very thoughtful and open to our ideas when creating our one of a kind ceremony. She took the time to make sure everything we wanted was touched on and included our family in the ceremony.

- Emily & Dan

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Surrounded by Judy's glorious gardens

We had a wonderful experience planning our wedding, and an awesome ceremony with Judy officiating onsite, An extra, we were surrounded by her glorious gardens. 

- Jane & Art 

Elopements at Judy's House
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Elegant backyard wedding


Judy was such a pleasure to work with. She helped us personalize our vows and ceremony by offering us several templates to help guide us. We could then take those outlines and add our own personal story and thoughts to develop a beautiful ceremony. She was patient and friendly and even included our dog in the ceremony, 


Our wedding was a back yard wedding but Judy made it elegant. We got several positive comments from friends and family on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. My husband and I incorporated a remembrance table to include our dads who had passed - and his mom who couldn’t be there due to health issues - and that meant a lot to us.


 Noreen & Jay

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Highly recommended

My husband and I highly recommend Judy as an officiant for a wedding or other celebrations. From the first time we reached out to her to even after the wedding, we felt nothing but support from Judy. She was organized, knowledgeable, had recommendations for vendors, and most importantly was easy to talk to. 

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Creative and Sincere

Judy was so pleasant to work with. We weren’t sure where to begin with planning the ceremony so Judy guided us in developing and designing our ceremony, She’s very creative and sincere. Her professionalism created a very stress free relationship with her. She made a point to get to know Marty and I as a couple and she included those details in our ceremony, making it warm and personal. 

- Debbie & Marty

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Nicest wedding they ever attended

Judy Thompson of Sacred Dove is incredible. She will compose a ceremony based on your life and experiences as a couple. My friends, who came from NYC to attend the wedding, are still saying it was the nicest wedding they have ever attended. I recommend Sacred Dove highly. You will not be disappointed!! 

- Jeff & Heather

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Absolutely Wonderful!

Judy was wonderful! She made our small ceremony so special. She took time to get to know us and came up with a ceremony and vows that were perfect for us. I would highly recommend Judy to anyone getting married! 

- Catie & Kyle

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Profound

Judy was the perfect choice for an officiant. She was personal, timely, organized and has a warm personality that made the entire process so easy and enjoyable. She spent so much time really getting to know us as a couple and as individuals and created a love story and personal ceremony that was a profound and memorable experience. Highly recommend!! Thank you again Judy!

- Laura & Chelsea

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Lucky to have Judy!

We are so lucky to have a warm, wonderful person officiating our wedding! Thank you! 

- Carolyn & Dave  

Testimonials for Celebrations of Life

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Just as my mom would have wanted

Thank you Judy, it was wonderful tribute and I could not have been happier. It just all flowed exactly as my mom would have wanted. She was surrounded with such love and caring. Thank you for being you. 

- Gale 

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Judy created a space for others

This was the first celebration of life that I had ever attended, and it was for a very dear, close friend's beloved mom who had recently passed. I was overly impressed with Judy because of how she organized (and led) the ceremony - or "event" I should say, She led it, but she created a space for many others to speak out as well, to the group, and also to each other, It was powerful; she's amazing 

- Maribeth


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The send-off she would have wanted

My family chose to do something small and personal, just our family and my mom's hospice nurse. My mom always gave people tea whenever they went to her house, so we wanted to put her ashes in a teapot. Judy actually went and found one for us. An oversize teapot, and it was perfect. I miss my mom and my family misses my mom, but I know we gave her the send-off that she would have wanted. 

- Dave

Sandy Hook Memorial Dedication

Judy Thompson presented a blessing during our May 23, 2015 Sandy Hook Memorial Fountain Celebration, the culmination of a two and a half year project.


As the designer of the fountain it was important that I found someone who respected the sole purpose in the creation of the fountain, which was to honor and celebrate the lives of the twenty six who transitioned on December 12, 2012.


Judy’s blessings were written and spoken with the highest vibrations of respect and love as she honored the fountain’s purpose and the driving force behind it, healing and love. Her contribution to our celebration was a gift. I am honored she accepted my request to give the blessings and I highly recommend Judy for any occasion. 


Lisa Barrett, Artist

Memorial fountain designed by artist Lisa Barrett

Memorial fountain designed by artist Lisa Barrett

Judy Thompson, Certified Celebrant, Justice of the Peace, Wedding Officiant

COnsistent 5-star reviews

Judy Thompson received the coveted Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award for excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. 

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