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Ceremonies without Boundaries

Shelton , CT
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29 Old Orchard Rd
Shelton, CT 06484 US (map)

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203-513-2352

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ABOUT US

Ceremonies Without Boundaries is dedicated to offering a wide range of contemporary, traditional, interfaith or non-denominational ceremonies and may include same sex & other cultures... Read more
Ceremonies Without Boundaries is dedicated to offering a wide range of contemporary, traditional, interfaith or non-denominational ceremonies and may include same sex & other cultures that express the spiritual journey of those involved.



SERVICES:
• An initial in-person or telephone meeting to get to know you, discuss your ideas and hear from you an overview of your preferences for your wedding ceremony • Completion of a FOCCUS™ profile which is an inventory designed to provide engaged couples a PERSONALIZED PROFILE of their unique strengths, challenges and opportunities as they prepare for their marriage • A two-hour facilitated discussion of the results of this inventory • Collaboration in the creation of your ceremony • Suggestions for readings and ritual elements • Support in developing your own vows, or choosing from traditional formats • Final "talk through" meeting (either in person or via telephone) to review ceremony details 1-3 weeks before ceremony • A peaceful, warm, professional and heartfelt presence to support you on the day of your wedding • Filing of marriage certificate Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
We are very happy to have found Rev. Jim to officiate at our wedding. He has worked with us pre-wedding, made us rediscover things about ourselves and our relationship, basically had a mini-retreat filled with useful knowledge on marriage. Choosing a good officiant was our priority. I am Catholic and my husband is Agnostic, our guests are a mix of different beliefs and cultures - Rev. Jim has created a ceremony that was respectful to all. He crafted a reflection 'sermon' that was both insightful and funny. He has a deep booming voice and a presence that makes you feel at ease right away. Our guests were impressed on how accurate Rev. Jim described our personalities, loved how we incorporated traditions into the ceremony and was basically quoting Rev. Jim's 'sermon' the whole day. We highly recommend Rev. Jim. Thank you for sharing your time, skills and talent with us!
We are very happy to have found Rev. Jim to officiate at our wedding. He has worked with us pre-wedding, made us Read more...
We are very happy to have found Rev. Jim to officiate at our wedding. He has worked with us pre-wedding, made us rediscover things about ourselves and our relationship, basically had a mini-retreat filled with useful knowledge on marriage. Choosing a good officiant was our priority. I am Catholic and my husband is Agnostic, our guests are a mix of different beliefs and cultures - Rev. Jim has created a ceremony that was respectful to all. He crafted a reflection 'sermon' that was both insightful and funny. He has a deep booming voice and a presence that makes you feel at ease right away. Our guests were impressed on how accurate Rev. Jim described our personalities, loved how we incorporated traditions into the ceremony and was basically quoting Rev. Jim's 'sermon' the whole day. We highly recommend Rev. Jim. Thank you for sharing your time, skills and talent with us! Read less
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john and laura
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Jim let us craft our own wedding vows. Guided us with the order of service and offered lots of options. It was a pleasure working with Jim on our wedding day. Jim kept track of the details and our time together prior to the wedding was thoughtful and enlightening.
Jim let us craft our own wedding vows. Guided us with the order of service and offered lots of options. It was a pleasure Read more...
Jim let us craft our own wedding vows. Guided us with the order of service and offered lots of options. It was a pleasure working with Jim on our wedding day. Jim kept track of the details and our time together prior to the wedding was thoughtful and enlightening. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
We're so happy to have chosen Rev Francek for our wedding in May. The pre-marriage work was surprisingly interesting and very valuable - we definitely had some great conversations together that I think gave us a stronger foundation for our marriage. We were not originally looking for that when we were looking for an officiant, but I'm happy we did it. For the ceremony, Rev Francek provided very thoughtful structure and made good reading suggestions. We wrote our own vows. Our guests commented that it was an incredibly moving ceremony - I think we all cried through the whole thing. We would definitely recommend him for your wedding.
We're so happy to have chosen Rev Francek for our wedding in May. The pre-marriage work was surprisingly interesting and Read more...
We're so happy to have chosen Rev Francek for our wedding in May. The pre-marriage work was surprisingly interesting and very valuable - we definitely had some great conversations together that I think gave us a stronger foundation for our marriage. We were not originally looking for that when we were looking for an officiant, but I'm happy we did it. For the ceremony, Rev Francek provided very thoughtful structure and made good reading suggestions. We wrote our own vows. Our guests commented that it was an incredibly moving ceremony - I think we all cried through the whole thing. We would definitely recommend him for your wedding. Read less
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Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Rev Jim was an absolute pleasure to work with. Heave great advice on marriage, was easy to talk to, and kind. He gave great relationship advice and we loved the process leading up to the wedding day. He gave us a customized ceremony tailored to our desires. We wanted something lighthearted, personal, warm with some humor and he delivered just that. I can't recommend Rev Jim enough! He was fantastic and made our ceremony everything we hoped for.
Rev Jim was an absolute pleasure to work with. Heave great advice on marriage, was easy to talk to, and kind. He gave Read more...
Rev Jim was an absolute pleasure to work with. Heave great advice on marriage, was easy to talk to, and kind. He gave great relationship advice and we loved the process leading up to the wedding day. He gave us a customized ceremony tailored to our desires. We wanted something lighthearted, personal, warm with some humor and he delivered just that. I can't recommend Rev Jim enough! He was fantastic and made our ceremony everything we hoped for. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jim is warm and very personable, made us feel extremely comfortable and tailored the entire ceremony based upon our preferences. He did a wonderful job making our ceremony how we wanted it, accommodated us at all times. Took his time to get to know us individually and as a couple to help customize and tailor our wedding.
Highly recommended Jim!!
Reverend Jim is warm and very personable, made us feel extremely comfortable and tailored the entire ceremony based upon Read more...
Reverend Jim is warm and very personable, made us feel extremely comfortable and tailored the entire ceremony based upon our preferences. He did a wonderful job making our ceremony how we wanted it, accommodated us at all times. Took his time to get to know us individually and as a couple to help customize and tailor our wedding.
Highly recommended Jim!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Francek officiated our wedding. We knew we wanted elements of a catholic wedding but we also wanted it to be a reflection of ourselves. He worked closely with us to ensure that every detail and every reading was carefully selected to represent who we are. I enjoyed the marriage counseling sessions he provided and the review of personality assessments that allowed us to learn a lot our similarities and differences. I came across his services by chance but he made our ceremony everything we wanted it to be. Furthermore, he incorporated readings in Spanish that were read by people we selected, it gave our ceremony a personal touch.
Reverend Francek officiated our wedding. We knew we wanted elements of a catholic wedding but we also wanted it to be a Read more...
Reverend Francek officiated our wedding. We knew we wanted elements of a catholic wedding but we also wanted it to be a reflection of ourselves. He worked closely with us to ensure that every detail and every reading was carefully selected to represent who we are. I enjoyed the marriage counseling sessions he provided and the review of personality assessments that allowed us to learn a lot our similarities and differences. I came across his services by chance but he made our ceremony everything we wanted it to be. Furthermore, he incorporated readings in Spanish that were read by people we selected, it gave our ceremony a personal touch. Read less
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Marcia
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Jim helped make our ceremony PERFECT! He gave us some great ideas and helped us to create a ceremony that was a blend of religions and traditions that resulted in a meaningful and original service.

Our guests were surprised when they learned that we had only known Jim for a short time. His ability to personalize our ceremony led everyone to believe that we had known him all of our lives.

Jim is a true professional and he sincerely cares about his clients. Choosing Jim as our officiant was one of the best decisions that we made!

If you want a ceremony that is personal, meaningful, and officiated by someone that cares about your day; Do yourself a favor and contact Jim.
Jim helped make our ceremony PERFECT! He gave us some great ideas and helped us to create a ceremony that was a blend of Read more...
Jim helped make our ceremony PERFECT! He gave us some great ideas and helped us to create a ceremony that was a blend of religions and traditions that resulted in a meaningful and original service.

Our guests were surprised when they learned that we had only known Jim for a short time. His ability to personalize our ceremony led everyone to believe that we had known him all of our lives.

Jim is a true professional and he sincerely cares about his clients. Choosing Jim as our officiant was one of the best decisions that we made!

If you want a ceremony that is personal, meaningful, and officiated by someone that cares about your day; Do yourself a favor and contact Jim. Read less
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Luke
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Jim Francek set the stage for one of the most memorable nights of our lives. His kind words and sincere bellow moved just about everyone to tears, bride and groom included. We are forever indebted and always humbled by how much he cares about the couples he joins.
Jim Francek set the stage for one of the most memorable nights of our lives. His kind words and sincere bellow moved just Read more...
Jim Francek set the stage for one of the most memorable nights of our lives. His kind words and sincere bellow moved just about everyone to tears, bride and groom included. We are forever indebted and always humbled by how much he cares about the couples he joins. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Jim said it best when he said "I am here to help you with your marriage, not just your wedding". That said, the journey Jim took us on was completely unexpected! It became life and relationship altering (in the best way)! Jim became part friend, part therapist, part spiritual guide. His care for making sure we truly were compatible and making sure we became aware of where our differences lay, proved to create the strong bond that we both needed then (especially during stressful wedding planning times!) and still rely upon as a tool during our marriage today. To be honest, finding an officiant was the most diffifult part of planning for us. We felt it far fetched to think we'd just meet someone and expect them to get to know us well enough to marry us! When we were refered to Jim and finally met him, it was love at first meeting! Jim is deeply caring, thoughtful, thought-provoking, humble, honest, personal, spiritual, brilliant, and mostly WISE. He will pull threads from your relationship to create a ceremony handwoven just for the two of you. He made the ceremony my favorite part of our wedding day. The process leading up felt like a gift. You feel so fortunate to be spending time with such a great soul. We can't say enough about Jim, our diamond in the rough. Thank you to Jim for helping us CREATE our marriage. Jim truly changed both our lives in a way we will be forever grateful for!
Jim said it best when he said "I am here to help you with your marriage, not just your wedding". That said, the journey Read more...
Jim said it best when he said "I am here to help you with your marriage, not just your wedding". That said, the journey Jim took us on was completely unexpected! It became life and relationship altering (in the best way)! Jim became part friend, part therapist, part spiritual guide. His care for making sure we truly were compatible and making sure we became aware of where our differences lay, proved to create the strong bond that we both needed then (especially during stressful wedding planning times!) and still rely upon as a tool during our marriage today. To be honest, finding an officiant was the most diffifult part of planning for us. We felt it far fetched to think we'd just meet someone and expect them to get to know us well enough to marry us! When we were refered to Jim and finally met him, it was love at first meeting! Jim is deeply caring, thoughtful, thought-provoking, humble, honest, personal, spiritual, brilliant, and mostly WISE. He will pull threads from your relationship to create a ceremony handwoven just for the two of you. He made the ceremony my favorite part of our wedding day. The process leading up felt like a gift. You feel so fortunate to be spending time with such a great soul. We can't say enough about Jim, our diamond in the rough. Thank you to Jim for helping us CREATE our marriage. Jim truly changed both our lives in a way we will be forever grateful for! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Review of Rev. Jim Francek, Ceremonies without Borders:


What would any bride and groom want from the officiate of their wedding ceremony?


First of all, a genuine person who can listen closely to what you want, and not have a fixed, cookie-cutter wedding program to pull off-the-shelf. Rev. Jim guided us in developing a customized wedding ceremony that was really spiritual and moving, without a rigid religious script that could have left some people feeling left-out because they weren’t of “this or that” religion. Jim strives for inclusion, regardless of your or your guests’ faith tradition.
Next, you want your officiate to learn about who you are as individuals and as a couple and your vision for your married life together. Rev. Jim met with us a few times and asked us to express what we appreciated about each other. It was a great way for us to bring out the best in who we are and how we could be going forward as a married couple.
You also want your guests to participate in the ceremony. Rev. Jim guided us through a ‘blessing of the hands” activity, and guided all our guests, their hands held out to show their own support of us, in a blessing of our marriage that was very heart-felt. He gave us many ideas and options of readings and ceremonial activities that we might include in the service.
Jim has a lot of wisdom to share, a caring soul, an authoritative baritone voice, and a vast treasure chest of both personal life and inspirational stories to keep any group engaged, no matter what the ceremony.
In short, we had a wonderful, beautiful and unique outdoor wedding ceremony – despite extremely hot and humid conditions -- and received raves and compliments from all our guests. Rev. Jim was a big part of it.
We recommend Rev. Jim Francek no matter what type of ceremony you require. And, best of all, we really like him, and his lovely wife, Pat.

Regards,
Mo and Sharon
Review of Rev. Jim Francek, Ceremonies without Borders:


What would any bride and groom want from the Read more...
Review of Rev. Jim Francek, Ceremonies without Borders:


What would any bride and groom want from the officiate of their wedding ceremony?


First of all, a genuine person who can listen closely to what you want, and not have a fixed, cookie-cutter wedding program to pull off-the-shelf. Rev. Jim guided us in developing a customized wedding ceremony that was really spiritual and moving, without a rigid religious script that could have left some people feeling left-out because they weren’t of “this or that” religion. Jim strives for inclusion, regardless of your or your guests’ faith tradition.
Next, you want your officiate to learn about who you are as individuals and as a couple and your vision for your married life together. Rev. Jim met with us a few times and asked us to express what we appreciated about each other. It was a great way for us to bring out the best in who we are and how we could be going forward as a married couple.
You also want your guests to participate in the ceremony. Rev. Jim guided us through a ‘blessing of the hands” activity, and guided all our guests, their hands held out to show their own support of us, in a blessing of our marriage that was very heart-felt. He gave us many ideas and options of readings and ceremonial activities that we might include in the service.
Jim has a lot of wisdom to share, a caring soul, an authoritative baritone voice, and a vast treasure chest of both personal life and inspirational stories to keep any group engaged, no matter what the ceremony.
In short, we had a wonderful, beautiful and unique outdoor wedding ceremony – despite extremely hot and humid conditions -- and received raves and compliments from all our guests. Rev. Jim was a big part of it.
We recommend Rev. Jim Francek no matter what type of ceremony you require. And, best of all, we really like him, and his lovely wife, Pat.

Regards,
Mo and Sharon Read less
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