Zorvino Vineyards, Sandown, NH

November 13, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Married a wonderful couple in a Classic Spiritual Ceremony at Zorvino’s on Saturday. The ceremony featured The Lord’s Prayer and the colors were champagne, blush, and sage green. Best Wishes Rob & Chelsea!

Hampton Beach

November 13, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Performed a wedding ceremony for a great couple on Hampton Beach Saturday. It was really cold on the beach Saturday, but the couple’s love kept us warm! The ceremony featured a Sand Ceremony that included the couple’s beautiful little daughter. Best of Luck Eric, Jessie & Lililynn!

Here are the words to the Sand Ceremony:

We are all members of one family – the human family.

Today, as Jessie and Eric have sealed their commitment to each other with the exchange of rings, they too make a commitment to their child.

We recognize the significant role that Lililynn plays in this marriage celebrated today.

She will now join Eric and Jessie in this commitment to each other by contributing a part of herself to one blended family.

Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these individual containers of sand, each representing a member of the family in all that they were, all that they are, and all that they will ever be, into the center container.

As each individual’s sand is poured into the family’s one united common container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one…
[Family members pour sand into container]
Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into their individual containers, so will become the bond with your family.

Exeter, NH

November 13, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Presided over two quick elopement ceremonies at the McDonnell Conservation Area over the weekend. On the second of the two, the groom led us right down to the bank of the river for the ceremony. Usually I wed folks on the landing above the bank, but it was cool to venture down there, and I’m going to offer that option to other brave couples from now on. Congrats Yahaira & Israel, and Jay & Stacie!

Exeter, NH

November 7, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Presided over a brief elopement ceremony for a nice couple and their young daughter yesterday. Best Wishes Dustin & Kayla!

Exeter, NH

November 6, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Married a wonderful couple in a short Spiritual Ceremony at the McDonnell Conservation Area on the banks of the Exeter River this past Saturday. The couple was accompanied by a few close family and friends. The weather was great! Best Wishes Paul & Silvana!

Towns of the Month – November 2017

November 1, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

If you’re getting married in Lee, Durham, Madbury, Farmington, Strafford, Barrington, NH; Lawrence, Methuen, Andover, North Andover, MA; or Eliot, ME and you book our JP Services in November, the reduced fee for a completely Custom Designed Ceremony starts at the special rate of $150. Wedding Officiant attendance at wedding rehearsals is $50. For ceremonies that require the Officiant’s attendance at the rehearsal, a Professional Ceremony Coordinator is provided at either the rehearsal or ceremony at no additional charge for ceremonies with large wedding parties at venues without a wedding coordinator.

Atkinson Resort & Country Club

October 30, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Wed a perfect couple at the Country Club on Sunday. The ceremony included personal vows that the couple memorized and a beautiful wine ceremony. Colors were burgundy, plum, and gold. Originally slated to be held outside, the ceremony had to be performed inside because of rain. But, as we all know, rain on your wedding day is good luck! So, best of luck Pres & Kaleigh!

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport, MA

October 23, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Presided over a quick spiritual elopement ceremony for a great couple at the Park last Saturday. A small group of their family and friends were in attendance. Congratulations, Martin & Erin!

Stevens-Coolidge Place, North Andover, MA

October 23, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Just returning form being out last week, but wanted to record weddings that happened two weekends ago. Performed a Classic Wedding Ceremony for a wonderful couple in front of a small group of family and friends at the Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover on Saturday the 14th. The ceremony included two great poems, and personalized vows by the couple. Color was navy blue. Best Wishes, Billy & Kate!

Three Chimneys Inn

October 9, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Helped to coordinate the rehearsal on Saturday, and performed the Custom Ceremony on Sunday for a great couple, for my second ceremony at the Inn on Columbus Day Weekend. Nice Autumn themed ceremony that included a Wine Ceremony. The Wine Ceremony involved two wines – one tart and one sweet. The tart wine symbolized the difficult times the couple would encounter in their marriage, and the sweet wine symbolized the richness of overcoming the difficult times. Colors were medium grey with a burgundy accent. Congratulations Ryan & Chelsea!