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A Unique Wedding by Darlene

Portland , CT
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5 Russell Avenue
Portland, CT 06480 US (map)

PHONE

860-836-5104

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ABOUT US

Looking for a Justice of the Peace with a flair for something "UNIQUE". I've been a Justice of the Peace for the State of Connecticut for over 29 years. Not sure what vows you want in... Read more
Looking for a Justice of the Peace with a flair for something "UNIQUE". I've been a Justice of the Peace for the State of Connecticut for over 29 years. Not sure what vows you want in your ceremony or whether to incorporate readings, unity candles, a wine vessel, roses, sand or stones? When you hire a Justice of the Peace the choices are endless, and that's what makes your cermony yours! It doesn't matter where, when or how you get married as long as that moment is something created just for the two of you. After all it is your day and it should be exactly what the two of you want. I'll make sure the ceremony is perfectly tailored to the both of you so the memory is lasting for years to come.


Would you like to see some of the very unique weddings i've done over the last few years?. Visit my site at : www.auniqueweddingbydarlene and get a feel for why I love being a Justice of the Peace.

I wish you both years of great conversation and laughter. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination)
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Black Robe
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes and i've got samples to help them along should they decide differently also.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
yes
How long are your ceremonies?
From ten minutes to 20 minutes, depends on readings and other wonderful additions they may want in their ceremony
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, I am a State of Connecticut official and I have no authority to request that.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Absolutely
Do you supply a sound system?
No

REVIEWS

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Crystal
Wedding:
10/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Can we just say what a life saver? Our original JOP cancelled on us a week before our wedding. As soon as we got in touch with Darlene she was nothing but professional, reliable and extremely well organized! Her experience is unbeatable and she is fantastic to work with! She IS the best choice and made our ceremony feel so genuine, sweet and emotional. We are kicking ourselves for not going with her first! Thank you Darlene! Thank you x a million. We couldn't have asked for better customer service.
Can we just say what a life saver? Our original JOP cancelled on us a week before our wedding. As soon as we got in touch Read more...
Can we just say what a life saver? Our original JOP cancelled on us a week before our wedding. As soon as we got in touch with Darlene she was nothing but professional, reliable and extremely well organized! Her experience is unbeatable and she is fantastic to work with! She IS the best choice and made our ceremony feel so genuine, sweet and emotional. We are kicking ourselves for not going with her first! Thank you Darlene! Thank you x a million. We couldn't have asked for better customer service. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We were completely satisfied with the quality of service, professionalism and willing to work with our large family that participated in our rock/sand ceremony. Darlene was very creative and unique in helping createing a special event for our family which everyone was touched by.
I recommend this service to anyone looking for a quality, unique and valuable service and she is very personable!
We were completely satisfied with the quality of service, professionalism and willing to work with our large family that Read more...
We were completely satisfied with the quality of service, professionalism and willing to work with our large family that participated in our rock/sand ceremony. Darlene was very creative and unique in helping createing a special event for our family which everyone was touched by.
I recommend this service to anyone looking for a quality, unique and valuable service and she is very personable! Read less
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A Unique Wedding by Darlene responded with the following comments:

Thank you! From start to finish and with your adorable grandson in the middle it was a honor designing and celebrating your wedding ceremony with you both!
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Megan
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene is absolutely wonderful! From the first consultation we knew we had to have Darlene as our JP. She is so down to earth and has so many unique ideas to include in the ceremonies that she officiates. Darlene will make your ceremony exactly what you want it to be and is there to support you each step of the way. She was always fast to respond whenever I had any questions, whether it was about the ceremony itself, the marriage license, or now after the wedding, the process of changing my name. Darlene definitely stays true to her title: A *Unique* Wedding by Darlene! I loved every second of my ceremony.. she made us feel comfortable and stress free, both before, and during the ceremony. If you want a unique and perfect ceremony, book Darlene!
Darlene is absolutely wonderful! From the first consultation we knew we had to have Darlene as our JP. She is so down to Read more...
Darlene is absolutely wonderful! From the first consultation we knew we had to have Darlene as our JP. She is so down to earth and has so many unique ideas to include in the ceremonies that she officiates. Darlene will make your ceremony exactly what you want it to be and is there to support you each step of the way. She was always fast to respond whenever I had any questions, whether it was about the ceremony itself, the marriage license, or now after the wedding, the process of changing my name. Darlene definitely stays true to her title: A *Unique* Wedding by Darlene! I loved every second of my ceremony.. she made us feel comfortable and stress free, both before, and during the ceremony. If you want a unique and perfect ceremony, book Darlene! Read less
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A Unique Wedding by Darlene responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a wonderful review from my bride with the brightest smile and my groom with the best hugs. Your wedding was an absolute joy to perform! Would love to hear from you through the years!!
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Randy
Wedding:
7/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Darlene was absolutely amazing! She catered to us and truly made our special day unique and just about us. We had numerous people tell us it was the most beautiful ceremony they have seen and I must agree. Highly recommend her for your special day!!!
Darlene was absolutely amazing! She catered to us and truly made our special day unique and just about us. We had numerous Read more...
Darlene was absolutely amazing! She catered to us and truly made our special day unique and just about us. We had numerous people tell us it was the most beautiful ceremony they have seen and I must agree. Highly recommend her for your special day!!! Read less
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A Unique Wedding by Darlene responded with the following comments:

Randy and Song, you guys are the best! Wishing you both a wonderful journey together, and thank you again for the honor.
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Teresa
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Donna and I highly recommend Darlene as an Officiant. Her professionalism, attention to detail along with her flexibility in providing an event that was uniquely ours, exceeded all of our expectations.

As we were unsure of exactly what type of ceremony we were looking for, she provided options with care. We knew we wanted to include our family in our wedding ceremony and we had the most perfect day - loving, caring and with much humor.
Donna and I highly recommend Darlene as an Officiant. Her professionalism, attention to detail along with her flexibility Read more...
Donna and I highly recommend Darlene as an Officiant. Her professionalism, attention to detail along with her flexibility in providing an event that was uniquely ours, exceeded all of our expectations.

As we were unsure of exactly what type of ceremony we were looking for, she provided options with care. We knew we wanted to include our family in our wedding ceremony and we had the most perfect day - loving, caring and with much humor. Read less
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A Unique Wedding by Darlene responded with the following comments:

Weddings like this one are the best when you are already so close to a couple as I am these to amazing women. I wish you both all the best life has to offer...thank you for the honor.
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Kathryn
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a glitch in our wedding plans - we discovered very close to the wedding date that our officiant would not be allowed to "pronounce" my daughter and her fiance as husband and wife because he's from California and is not a minister and has no congregation. Panic!

But Darlene stepped in and smoothed the way. From our first conversation she was a calming, empathetic, wonderful resource, and she worked brilliantly with our long-distance officiant to make the wedding "official," provide him with a place in the wedding ceremony spotlight, and take care of all the behind-the-scenes red tape. She was always available and responsive, in addition to being discrete, kind, and enthusiastic. We count ourselves so lucky to have found her.
We had a glitch in our wedding plans - we discovered very close to the wedding date that our officiant would not be Read more...
We had a glitch in our wedding plans - we discovered very close to the wedding date that our officiant would not be allowed to "pronounce" my daughter and her fiance as husband and wife because he's from California and is not a minister and has no congregation. Panic!

But Darlene stepped in and smoothed the way. From our first conversation she was a calming, empathetic, wonderful resource, and she worked brilliantly with our long-distance officiant to make the wedding "official," provide him with a place in the wedding ceremony spotlight, and take care of all the behind-the-scenes red tape. She was always available and responsive, in addition to being discrete, kind, and enthusiastic. We count ourselves so lucky to have found her. Read less
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A Unique Wedding by Darlene responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a wonderful review. When clients hire me they don't realize that if I participate 10% or 100% in their ceremony the honor is still mine for being asked. I wish your family years of love and laughter!
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and i decided to have our wedding ceremony at an ice rink, having the entire ceremony on ice skates! Darlene stepped in after our first officiant cancelled 3 weeks before our wedding! She is am amazing lady! We lived well over an hour away and did most of our communication over the phone and emails. Darlene was very professional and took care of everything! When we officially met before the wedding she stayed in the room and helped with things then went to preform an amazing ceremony! She was even brave enough to put on a pair of ice skates and skate her way through our ceremony with her perfect words which were individual and overall fun which is just what we wanted for our wedding! if you are looking for someone personal, warm, and friendly I would recommend her to EVERYONE! Thank you for everything!!
My husband and i decided to have our wedding ceremony at an ice rink, having the entire ceremony on ice skates! Darlene Read more...
My husband and i decided to have our wedding ceremony at an ice rink, having the entire ceremony on ice skates! Darlene stepped in after our first officiant cancelled 3 weeks before our wedding! She is am amazing lady! We lived well over an hour away and did most of our communication over the phone and emails. Darlene was very professional and took care of everything! When we officially met before the wedding she stayed in the room and helped with things then went to preform an amazing ceremony! She was even brave enough to put on a pair of ice skates and skate her way through our ceremony with her perfect words which were individual and overall fun which is just what we wanted for our wedding! if you are looking for someone personal, warm, and friendly I would recommend her to EVERYONE! Thank you for everything!! Read less
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A Unique Wedding by Darlene responded with the following comments:

Your wedding was unique and beautiful. It was an honor for me to have been asked and I loved every minute of it. I'll not forget you or your love of penguins! Wishing all the best love has to offer.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Darlene was very accommodating, especially considering we only gave her 2 weeks notice before the ceremony. We had a very brief ceremony at home for family only, yet Darlene performed as if she knew us. She is very good at what she does, and the framed copy of the vows she wrote for us was a great touch. Thank you very much for helping make the day special!
Darlene was very accommodating, especially considering we only gave her 2 weeks notice before the ceremony. We had a very Read more...
Darlene was very accommodating, especially considering we only gave her 2 weeks notice before the ceremony. We had a very brief ceremony at home for family only, yet Darlene performed as if she knew us. She is very good at what she does, and the framed copy of the vows she wrote for us was a great touch. Thank you very much for helping make the day special! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
A Unique Wedding by Darlene responded with the following comments:

Thank you for allowing me to celebrate your special day with you, I am thrilled that I was able to be part of such a wonderful event!! Wishing you both many love filled years!
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Coming from a traditional family, most of the marriage ceremonies that I have been most familiar with happened in church. I was weary to tell my family that my husband and I were going to be married at our reception venue and knew I had to find a wonderful Justice of the peace to make it all "okay". Researching I found Darlene and read wonderful reviews about her and the ceremonies she performs. I contacted her and was immediately put at ease. She was so willing to hear our ideas and integrate them into the perfect ceremony.
We chose to incorporate a rock ceremony which my wedding guests are still talking about.
I would 100% recommend Darlene. She is a wonderful person and will give you a memorable experience!
Coming from a traditional family, most of the marriage ceremonies that I have been most familiar with happened in church. Read more...
Coming from a traditional family, most of the marriage ceremonies that I have been most familiar with happened in church. I was weary to tell my family that my husband and I were going to be married at our reception venue and knew I had to find a wonderful Justice of the peace to make it all "okay". Researching I found Darlene and read wonderful reviews about her and the ceremonies she performs. I contacted her and was immediately put at ease. She was so willing to hear our ideas and integrate them into the perfect ceremony.
We chose to incorporate a rock ceremony which my wedding guests are still talking about.
I would 100% recommend Darlene. She is a wonderful person and will give you a memorable experience! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kellie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Darlene is absolutely incredible. She made our ceremony so beautiful and thoughtful, there was not a dry eye throughout the entire time. We would highly suggest Darlene as an officiant seeing as she is creative, professional, and proves how important love really is.
Darlene is absolutely incredible. She made our ceremony so beautiful and thoughtful, there was not a dry eye throughout Read more...
Darlene is absolutely incredible. She made our ceremony so beautiful and thoughtful, there was not a dry eye throughout the entire time. We would highly suggest Darlene as an officiant seeing as she is creative, professional, and proves how important love really is. Read less
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A Unique Wedding by Darlene responded with the following comments:

Sometimes even a J.P. gets a tear in her eye when love fills the air. Thank you for the honor!

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