January 2018 Towns of the Month

January 8, 2018 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Happy New Year! If you’re getting married in Brentwood, Epping, Newfields, Exeter, East Kingston, Kingston, Danville, or Fremont, New Hampshire, Newbury, West Newbury, Newburyport, Massachusetts, or Kittery, Maine and you book our JP Services in January, the reduced fee for completely Custom Designed Ceremonies starts at the special rate of $150. Wedding Officiant attendance at wedding rehearsals is $50.

Exeter

January 2, 2018 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Presided over a quick Lite Elopement Wedding Ceremony for a great couple at the Conservation Area on Sunday. It was probably the coldest day I’ve had so far for an outdoor wedding with a reading of 9 degrees and a stiff wind, but the couple didn’t mind, and neither did I! About 10 of their closest family and friends attended. Best Wishes, Alexander & Sarah!

Tuckaway Tavern, Raymond, NH

January 2, 2018 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Presided over my first wedding at the Tuckaway on Saturday. It was a Lite Elopement Ceremony for a wonderful couple in front of about 30 of their closest family and friends. Congratulations, Andrea & Patrick!

Ale House Inn, Portsmouth, NH

December 29, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Performed a Classic Single-Ring Spiritual Wedding Ceremony for a lovely couple at the Ale House yesterday. They were accompanied by a couple of good friends who did the ring and bouquet duties. The desk receptionist was kind enough to take photos of the proceedings! Color was red. Best Wishes, Jack & Carol!

Mombo, Portsmouth, NH

December 27, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Had the pleasure of performing my first wedding at the Mombo last Saturday. This is a great little restaurant and the perfect place for a wedding ceremony. When I first arrived, the power was out (due to weather conditions) but it came back on about 5 minutes afterward. The Custom Wedding Ceremony created by the couple was a delight to perform and went very smoothly. It featured a couple of readings – one by the Groom’s grandmother and the second by the Bride’s brother. The ceremony also included a Community Affirmation where the guests pledged to support the couple in their marriage. Here are the words to the Affirmation:

Celebrant: Friends and family, you occupy an important place in this couple’s lives.

It is in your company that these two have learned the lessons of friendship, of the tremendous act of giving one’s love to another, and they ask your blessing, as well, over their marriage.

Now that their life is entering a new phase, your role will be different, but not diminished.

And so on this, their wedding day, Siobhan and Geoffry ask you to remain steadfast, reaching out to them in times of trouble, helping them to celebrate their achievements and their joys.

Wherever your own destiny may carry you, we ask that you continue to include them in your lives.

If you will do this, please answer “We will.”

Guests: We will!

No special colors for this ceremony, but there was certainly a festive holiday atmosphere! Congratulations, Geoffry & Siobhan!

 

Buckley’s Great Steaks, Merrimack, NH

December 27, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Performed a Classic Ceremony for a great couple at Buckley’s Great Steaks on the Saturday before Christmas. Never did one here before. The couple had a small rustic room for their ceremony, and it was very nicely decorated for the holidays. The Flower Girl was cute as a button! Color was maroon. Best Wishes Jeff & Kim!

Exeter

December 27, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Presided over a quick elopement ceremony on the banks of the Exeter River last Thursday. Best Wishes, Cassy & Shawn!

Exeter, NH

December 22, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Presided over an elopement at the McDonnell Conservation Area yesterday. The place where we do ceremonies is snowcovered, but the river is still flowing and not yet frozen. Congrats, Cassy & Shawn!

Exeter, NH

December 14, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Presided over a quick elopement ceremony on the bank of the Exeter River on Wednesday. It was really cold and the ground was snow covered, but the setting was beautiful with the water rushing by the snow-covered trees. Congratulations, Nick & Brittany!

Salem, NH

December 12, 2017 by NH Justice of the Peace John Scuto

Wed a beautiful couple in a Classic Spiritual Wedding Ceremony at the groom’s parent’s home in Salem on Monday evening. The ceremony was attended by about 10 close family members. Color was red. Best Wishes Cameron & Regina!