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Officiant role:Justice Of The Peace  

I love writing unique, customized, very personal ceremonies and strive to create beautifully reflective, highly romantic ceremonies, with subtle drama and splashes of good humor. I work closely with each couple to ensure their ceremony is "simply beautiful'" and becomes a sweet, enduring memory, as they go forward to experience all the seasons of their life.

Your ceremony should reflect everything that is of importance to you – it can be interactive with your guests, highlighted by special readings or mini ceremonies within the ceremony, and can also include wonderful traditions that are important to you to include. Parents can be honored, children can be included, candles can be lit, sand can be poured, a glass can be broken, and soft music can accentuate a really special moment – all with the intention of creating meaningful expressions of your love for each other.

Please feel free to contact me. It would be my pleasure to discuss your wedding plans with you and how I can create a truly beautiful and unique ceremony, accommodating all that is important to you.

  • Shelley Schulman is wonderful, because of her my wedding was a huge success. A mutual friend recommended her to me and even though she had a wedding the night before she agreed to officiate at our Sunday afternoon wedding. As soon as I met her, I knew that she was perfect. She was even kind enough to go to the venue with us before the wedding to help us figure out how the wedding would be staged. She did a wonderful, personalized ceremony and it was exactly what I wanted. She is a very organized and detailed person, she really enjoys being a JP and does an excellent job. I’m so glad that I found her.

    Vicki & Ted, Zandri's Stillwood Inn, Wallingford (4/17/16)
  • Shelley was such a pleasure to work with and she put together a perfect ceremony that reflected us as a couple. She took the time to get to know us and, in doing so, was able to add a special touch that was truly moving for us and our families.

    Sara & Bob, The Pond House, West Hartford (02/28/15)
  • I attended a wedding of my husband’s friends where I had never met the bride or groom, and while Shelley spoke about the couple during the ceremony I felt like I knew them. Shelley made the ceremony so personal, I knew I wanted her to be our wedding officiant. From our first meeting, to the rehearsal, to our wedding day, Shelley was a pleasure to work with. She listened to what we wanted, made suggestions and expand on our ideas, creating a unique ceremony that expressed who we are and what was important to us. It included our personal story, a surprise tribute to our parents and special wedding vows. Her warmth, attention to detail, and genuine interest in who Bart and I are as individuals and as a couple made us feel like we were being married by a friend. I\'m so glad when we look back on our wedding day we won\'t just remember a great celebration but we\'ll also remember exchanging vows in a very special ceremony tailored specifically for us.

    Julie & Bart, The Amber Room, Danbury (10/3/15)
  • Shelley, how do we begin to thank you for all that you did for us surrounding our Renewal of Vows Ceremony - the tender, meaningful ceremony that incorporated everything we had said was important to us, blending our twin daughters so beautifully into the ceremony, the pretty bouquet you made for me, the Best Man and Maid of Honor name tags you provided, and the lovely comments we received from our guests regarding the whole, wonderful experience. Thank you so much for your extraordinary efforts to make our 30th Anniversary Renewal of Vows Ceremony such an amazing and memorable experience! We will cherish it always.

    Janet & Mark, 30th Anniversary Renewal of Vows (8/20/16)
  • Shelley did an absolutely amazing job with our Wedding ceremony. She took the time to get to know us and to personalize our ceremony with our love story. Not only is she a talented writer but also knows how to deliver ... from tears to joy and laughter, we will never forget our beautiful wedding ceremony!

    Alli & Mike - Bill Miller's Castle, Branford, CT (7/22/16)
  • How to Contact Justice Shelley

    860.214.0611 (M) 860.236.8474 (H)

    Send an email to Shelley Schulman