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Ceremonies of Heart

Fairfield County , CT
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Fairfield County, CT 06850 US (map)

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203-840-1364

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ABOUT US

Your ceremony is the centerpiece of your wedding day. Brimming with love, a well-crafted ceremony embraces you in moments of true meaning.



For example, after an... Read more
Your ceremony is the centerpiece of your wedding day. Brimming with love, a well-crafted ceremony embraces you in moments of true meaning.



For example, after an introduction, I tell your love story, sharing all the romance, humor, and unique details of your courtship, the proposal, and your hopes for your future together. Perhaps there will be poetic readings, or a lovely ritual. Then come the solemn vows and the exhilarating moment when I pronounce you "partners for life."



As a certified life-cycle celebrant and ordained interfaith minister, it is my honor to help you take these precious steps into married life. Whether you want your ceremony to be traditional or unconventional, simple or elaborate, interfaith or secular, I stand ready to help you put together the magical wedding ceremony you will always remember.



To schedule a complimentary meeting about your ceremony, please e-mail me:

maryjoy@ceremoniesofheart.com

or

call me at (203)840-1364



I create and officiate weddings throughout Connecticut

(specializing in Fairfield and New Haven Counties)



Rev. Mary Joy Leaper

Wilton, Connecticut Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Earth-Based, Hindu, Jewish, No Denomination, Quaker, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.

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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Mary Joy was a pleasure to work with. She was communicative and responsive to all of our requests. We met in person and reviewed several copies of the ceremony via e-mail. Although the survey you and your partner need to fill out is lengthy, it is worth it!!! Mary Joy used our response to create an incredibly personalized ceremony that we and our guests loved. She can accommodate anything you are looking for - spiritual, religious, humorous, romantic, sentimental, etc. We wanted a blend of humor and sentiment without any religion, and Mary Joy certainly delivered. We couldn't have been happier with our ceremony or with Mary Joy!
Mary Joy was a pleasure to work with. She was communicative and responsive to all of our requests. We met in person and Read more...
Mary Joy was a pleasure to work with. She was communicative and responsive to all of our requests. We met in person and reviewed several copies of the ceremony via e-mail. Although the survey you and your partner need to fill out is lengthy, it is worth it!!! Mary Joy used our response to create an incredibly personalized ceremony that we and our guests loved. She can accommodate anything you are looking for - spiritual, religious, humorous, romantic, sentimental, etc. We wanted a blend of humor and sentiment without any religion, and Mary Joy certainly delivered. We couldn't have been happier with our ceremony or with Mary Joy! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Throughout the process of creating our ceremony, Mary Joy put us at ease with her ideas and inspiration. She remained professional throughout the process of scheduling, communicating back and forth, our first meeting, and the day of. She is calming, realistic, and comes with a lot of experience and ideas, so you can actually enjoy what might otherwise be a stressful process. Our ceremony went very smoothly, and was totally "us". My husband and I recommend her services.
Throughout the process of creating our ceremony, Mary Joy put us at ease with her ideas and inspiration. She remained Read more...
Throughout the process of creating our ceremony, Mary Joy put us at ease with her ideas and inspiration. She remained professional throughout the process of scheduling, communicating back and forth, our first meeting, and the day of. She is calming, realistic, and comes with a lot of experience and ideas, so you can actually enjoy what might otherwise be a stressful process. Our ceremony went very smoothly, and was totally "us". My husband and I recommend her services. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier having Mary Joy as our Celebrant. From our first meeting we knew we were in the hands of a caring, loving person who was going to help us create the special ceremony we were looking for. Mary Joy assisted us wonderfully, selecting absolutely perfect readings and confidently guiding us in the planning process and she oversaw a perfect ceremony. We highly recommend her.
We could not have been happier having Mary Joy as our Celebrant. From our first meeting we knew we were in the hands of a Read more...
We could not have been happier having Mary Joy as our Celebrant. From our first meeting we knew we were in the hands of a caring, loving person who was going to help us create the special ceremony we were looking for. Mary Joy assisted us wonderfully, selecting absolutely perfect readings and confidently guiding us in the planning process and she oversaw a perfect ceremony. We highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Private User
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Mary Joy on our wedding ceremony. We were looking for someone willing and able to perform a handfasting ceremony in the forest, but her unique offering to also tell our "love story" is what hooked us. So many of our guests complimented us on our magical, special, and meaningful ceremony. It was so full of personal anecdotes and thoughtful references that some asked if we had written it ourselves. We did not -- it was all Mary Joy! Will always remember it!
We really enjoyed working with Mary Joy on our wedding ceremony. We were looking for someone willing and able to perform a Read more...
We really enjoyed working with Mary Joy on our wedding ceremony. We were looking for someone willing and able to perform a handfasting ceremony in the forest, but her unique offering to also tell our "love story" is what hooked us. So many of our guests complimented us on our magical, special, and meaningful ceremony. It was so full of personal anecdotes and thoughtful references that some asked if we had written it ourselves. We did not -- it was all Mary Joy! Will always remember it! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Viviane
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Mary Joy Leaper was great to work with - from the start, she was very resourceful and organised, helping us plan out our ceremony to reflect what we wanted. She had many vow, reading, blessing, and ritual options for us to choose from, and was able to make our ceremony heartfelt and personal using the information from the detailed questionnaire she sent us. After the ceremony, we received many comments about how beautiful the ceremony was, and received a copy of the final reading to keep - such a nice touch! We communicated mainly via email, and she was very quick to respond and to make amendments to the reading when needed. Mary Joy was also always available to answer any of our questions. Overall, Mary Joy provided us with a wonderful and memorable ceremony, and we would recommend her to anyone looking for a unique and personal ceremony.
Mary Joy Leaper was great to work with - from the start, she was very resourceful and organised, helping us plan out our Read more...
Mary Joy Leaper was great to work with - from the start, she was very resourceful and organised, helping us plan out our ceremony to reflect what we wanted. She had many vow, reading, blessing, and ritual options for us to choose from, and was able to make our ceremony heartfelt and personal using the information from the detailed questionnaire she sent us. After the ceremony, we received many comments about how beautiful the ceremony was, and received a copy of the final reading to keep - such a nice touch! We communicated mainly via email, and she was very quick to respond and to make amendments to the reading when needed. Mary Joy was also always available to answer any of our questions. Overall, Mary Joy provided us with a wonderful and memorable ceremony, and we would recommend her to anyone looking for a unique and personal ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kimberly
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Mary Joy Leaper was just so sweet and fantastic. She made our ceremony and wedding as a whole a beautifully personal one. My husband and I were so grateful for her to take part in our special day. Highly recommend!
Mary Joy Leaper was just so sweet and fantastic. She made our ceremony and wedding as a whole a beautifully personal one. Read more...
Mary Joy Leaper was just so sweet and fantastic. She made our ceremony and wedding as a whole a beautifully personal one. My husband and I were so grateful for her to take part in our special day. Highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Amy
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Joy was a wonderful celebrant who helped us create a unique ceremony filled with poetry and meaning - our guests are still talking about how moving it was. We couldn't have been more happy with her attention to detail, warmth, responsiveness, and efficiency. We highly recommend Mary Joy!
Mary Joy was a wonderful celebrant who helped us create a unique ceremony filled with poetry and meaning - our guests are Read more...
Mary Joy was a wonderful celebrant who helped us create a unique ceremony filled with poetry and meaning - our guests are still talking about how moving it was. We couldn't have been more happy with her attention to detail, warmth, responsiveness, and efficiency. We highly recommend Mary Joy! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Alison
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Mary Joy created the most beautiful ceremony for our wedding. We couldn't have imagined a more personal and special ceremony! She is amazing!
Mary Joy created the most beautiful ceremony for our wedding. We couldn't have imagined a more personal and special Read more...
Mary Joy created the most beautiful ceremony for our wedding. We couldn't have imagined a more personal and special ceremony! She is amazing! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Kathryn
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married by Mary Joy Leaper on the beach in Groton Long Point, Connecticut, on October 5, 2013. We had met Mary Joy by Skype 5 months prior and we immediately liked her strong, calm energy. We corresponded through email, filling out detailed questionnaires, that helped her write our unique ceremony. We first met her in person at the rehearsal the day before we were married, and we immediately felt that we were in good hands. Her ceremony for us was personal and detailed, but also understated, allowing our union to be the focus. The fact that the sun was shining and the weather was warm was icing on the cake. It was a beautiful ceremony that we will cherish for years to come. We credit Mary Joy for the success of our ceremony and strongly recommend her to others.
My husband and I were married by Mary Joy Leaper on the beach in Groton Long Point, Connecticut, on October 5, 2013. We Read more...
My husband and I were married by Mary Joy Leaper on the beach in Groton Long Point, Connecticut, on October 5, 2013. We had met Mary Joy by Skype 5 months prior and we immediately liked her strong, calm energy. We corresponded through email, filling out detailed questionnaires, that helped her write our unique ceremony. We first met her in person at the rehearsal the day before we were married, and we immediately felt that we were in good hands. Her ceremony for us was personal and detailed, but also understated, allowing our union to be the focus. The fact that the sun was shining and the weather was warm was icing on the cake. It was a beautiful ceremony that we will cherish for years to come. We credit Mary Joy for the success of our ceremony and strongly recommend her to others. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Beverly
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Mary Joy was fantastic to work with. From the very start she was very prompt to return emails and was flexible in arranging a time for our initial consultation. She did an excellent job of figuring out exactly the type of ceremony we were aiming for by meeting with us in person and through the very thorough couples questionnaire she asked us to complete. She was very helpful in giving us sample vows to pick from and was a great resource for selecting our readings as well. The editing process was extremely straight forward since there were only very minor changes to be made, and Rev. Mary Joy was very quick to incorporate any edits. We do not consider ourselves to be religious, but Rev. Mary Joy was not at all judgmental and helped us capture the symbolism and spirituality that we wanted to include. After the wedding, many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and really enjoyed how personal it felt. Rev. Mary Joy is a true professional and was a dream to work with. Although it may be slightly more expensive than a justice of the peace, it was truly worth it to have such a wonderful and meaningful ceremony.
Rev. Mary Joy was fantastic to work with. From the very start she was very prompt to return emails and was flexible in Read more...
Rev. Mary Joy was fantastic to work with. From the very start she was very prompt to return emails and was flexible in arranging a time for our initial consultation. She did an excellent job of figuring out exactly the type of ceremony we were aiming for by meeting with us in person and through the very thorough couples questionnaire she asked us to complete. She was very helpful in giving us sample vows to pick from and was a great resource for selecting our readings as well. The editing process was extremely straight forward since there were only very minor changes to be made, and Rev. Mary Joy was very quick to incorporate any edits. We do not consider ourselves to be religious, but Rev. Mary Joy was not at all judgmental and helped us capture the symbolism and spirituality that we wanted to include. After the wedding, many of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and really enjoyed how personal it felt. Rev. Mary Joy is a true professional and was a dream to work with. Although it may be slightly more expensive than a justice of the peace, it was truly worth it to have such a wonderful and meaningful ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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