If you want to feel your ceremony, not just hear it, then a personalized ceremony by Connecticut Justice of the Peace Judy Thompson is for you. Imagine the possibilities... the story of how you met. Song lyrics that express the different facets of your love. Trinkets of your relationship from the cork from that special bottle of wine, to the concert ticket where you said your first "I love you's." This is your personal love story, and these wonderful details are woven into your own spoken script.
Every ceremony is absolutely unique, filled with love and laughter, reflecting your wishes and personal style. Whether your wedding will be extravagant, intimate, or slightly unconventional, Judy uses a creative approach to develop something truly memorable for all couples, meaning all genders and orientations, all ages, and all settings from elegant balconies to a tree by the river.
One of my greatest joys is providing a loving, safe space for all people to celebrate their lives and their love.
I have officiated ceremonies in private homes, outdoor public spaces, the gardens of my own home in Portland, and on the courthouse steps.
Other venues I have officiated at include...
Aria, Arrigoni Winery, Bald Hill Mansion, Bill Miller Castle, Bradford House, Campagna Restaurant, Connecticut River Valley Inn, Elizabeth Park, Gershon Fox Ballroom, Glastonbury Country Club, Hale Hill Homestead, Indian Hill Cemetery, Maneely’s, Mill On The River, Mystic Seaport, Riverview, Saint Clements Castle, Salt Water Farm Vineyard, Smith Farm Gardens, The Lace Factory, The Library Wine Bar and Bistro, The River House, The Wesleyan Barn, The Woodwinds, Tyrone Farm, Villa Louisa, Wadsworth Mansion, Waterview, Webb Barn, Wesleyan University Chapel, and Wickham Park.
It all starts with a conversation, because that's the only way you'll know if I'm the right person to officiate your wedding. In fact, regardless of who you choose for this sacred role, it should be based on getting to know each other rather than just words in an ad or a website. And then, if it feels right to you, we proceed to the next step - meeting in person.
We'll talk about how you imagine your ceremony, such as your wants and needs, wishes and hopes, and desire for (or lack thereof) rituals - traditional, modern, family, religious, or even not-yet created. And through a collaborative effort (in which I'll do most of the work!), your vision of the ceremony comes to life, from the most simple, classic and poignant ritual of union, to one filled with stories and laughter and all that touches your heart.
Ensuring that your special day is stress-free means making sure that everyone is not only on the same page, but that they're on your page.