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Ceremonies without Boundaries

Shelton , CT
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

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 officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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:
1+ year 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reverand Jim did an amazing job making our wedding ceremony exactly the way we wanted. He was flexible and thorough in preparing us for the ceremony, and for the life ahead of us. He really takes the time to get to know the couple and personalize the ceremony. I highly reccommend him!
Reverand Jim did an amazing job making our wedding ceremony exactly the way we wanted. He was flexible and thorough in Read more...
Reverand Jim did an amazing job making our wedding ceremony exactly the way we wanted. He was flexible and thorough in preparing us for the ceremony, and for the life ahead of us. He really takes the time to get to know the couple and personalize the ceremony. I highly reccommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jim Francek was great! He was very professional and made our Wedding ceremony exactly as we wanted it to be.
Rev. Jim Francek was great! He was very professional and made our Wedding ceremony exactly as we wanted it to be.
Rev. Jim Francek was great! He was very professional and made our Wedding ceremony exactly as we wanted it to be. Read less
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Erna
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing ceremony. Guests said it was the best ceremony they have seen. We customized most of it and added cultural traditions.
Amazing ceremony. Guests said it was the best ceremony they have seen. We customized most of it and added cultural Read more...
Amazing ceremony. Guests said it was the best ceremony they have seen. We customized most of it and added cultural traditions. Read less
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Joanne
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jim was more than we had hopes for. He truly took the time to get to know us as a couple and customized our wedding around that. He will be a phenomenal addition to your wedding.
Reverend Jim was more than we had hopes for. He truly took the time to get to know us as a couple and customized our Read more...
Reverend Jim was more than we had hopes for. He truly took the time to get to know us as a couple and customized our wedding around that. He will be a phenomenal addition to your wedding. Read less
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Jake
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jim is the best! Though we live in Boston, and were not able to find time to personally meet with him, he made time for us to talk via skype. Even though up until our wedding our interactions had been only online, he made great efforts to know us well, and guide us on the path to our wedding. When the ceremony arrived, we had developed a nice bond with him, and he was able to accurately personalize everything to us, which made for a very special day!
Rev. Jim is the best! Though we live in Boston, and were not able to find time to personally meet with him, he made time Read more...
Rev. Jim is the best! Though we live in Boston, and were not able to find time to personally meet with him, he made time for us to talk via skype. Even though up until our wedding our interactions had been only online, he made great efforts to know us well, and guide us on the path to our wedding. When the ceremony arrived, we had developed a nice bond with him, and he was able to accurately personalize everything to us, which made for a very special day! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I can't speak highly enough about Jim. We met with Jim and his wife Pat several times before our wedding, and the insight that they gave us has been immensely helpful as we begin our marriage.

We were both raised in Catholic families, but are not Catholic, and Jim created a meaningful ceremony for us and our families. I'm very glad we met Jim and very highly recommend his services!
I can't speak highly enough about Jim. We met with Jim and his wife Pat several times before our wedding, and the insight Read more...
I can't speak highly enough about Jim. We met with Jim and his wife Pat several times before our wedding, and the insight that they gave us has been immensely helpful as we begin our marriage.

We were both raised in Catholic families, but are not Catholic, and Jim created a meaningful ceremony for us and our families. I'm very glad we met Jim and very highly recommend his services! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.8/5.0
Jim and his wife Pat were a delight to work with. They make sure to get to know you and make sure your partner and you get to know each other well before the wedding by hosting a full day retreat. They are inspiring as a couple and truly help you realize why you're getting married in the first place.
Jim and his wife Pat were a delight to work with. They make sure to get to know you and make sure your partner and you get Read more...
Jim and his wife Pat were a delight to work with. They make sure to get to know you and make sure your partner and you get to know each other well before the wedding by hosting a full day retreat. They are inspiring as a couple and truly help you realize why you're getting married in the first place. Read less
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hudsonvalleybride
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.8/5.0
We met with a number of officiants, who ranged from very strange to average before we found Jim Francek.

But we really clicked with Jim Francek right away and we were so grateful for all of his premarital counseling that he did before our ceremony. My husband wanted someone who had a connection to his Catholic roots and Rev. Francek, a former Catholic priest, was able to provide that without being didactic or for lack of a better phrase, too religious. During our meetings with him, Rev. Francek would make several small comments that really clicked with both of us and helped shape our vision of our marriage. (Not to get to woo about it.)

I only had two small things that I wanted to mention--the first was that the cost was on the higher end of average for New York. (He does mention that he will work with you for your budget.) It's still definitely within the average range of cost for the tri-state area and we had such a better rapport with him than with anyone else that we were happy to pay.

Secondly, I think he is occasionally a little absent-minded and toward the end, we had a number of back and forth emails about the ceremony that had already been discussed and that concerned me slightly. But in the end, everything was fine and he led a wonderful ceremony for me and my husband that we will always treasure.
We met with a number of officiants, who ranged from very strange to average before we found Jim Francek.

But we Read more...
We met with a number of officiants, who ranged from very strange to average before we found Jim Francek.

But we really clicked with Jim Francek right away and we were so grateful for all of his premarital counseling that he did before our ceremony. My husband wanted someone who had a connection to his Catholic roots and Rev. Francek, a former Catholic priest, was able to provide that without being didactic or for lack of a better phrase, too religious. During our meetings with him, Rev. Francek would make several small comments that really clicked with both of us and helped shape our vision of our marriage. (Not to get to woo about it.)

I only had two small things that I wanted to mention--the first was that the cost was on the higher end of average for New York. (He does mention that he will work with you for your budget.) It's still definitely within the average range of cost for the tri-state area and we had such a better rapport with him than with anyone else that we were happy to pay.

Secondly, I think he is occasionally a little absent-minded and toward the end, we had a number of back and forth emails about the ceremony that had already been discussed and that concerned me slightly. But in the end, everything was fine and he led a wonderful ceremony for me and my husband that we will always treasure. Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
10/25/2013
4.7/5.0
Working with Jim as our wedding officiant (and his wife) was a wonderful experience. He was very kind and easy to talk to. He remained professional throughout the entire experience but he made us feel comfortable. It felt as if we were planning the ceremony with family. Jim made it apparent that he took his job as an officiant personally. He wanted to get to know us and took time to council us on areas we needed more communication. The ceremony was so personal. He showed us so many options and allowed us to add in anything we wanted. After the wedding, we received so much praise from our guests about how beautiful and intimate our ceremony was. My husband and I would certainly recommend him to everyone.
Working with Jim as our wedding officiant (and his wife) was a wonderful experience. He was very kind and easy to talk to. Read more...
Working with Jim as our wedding officiant (and his wife) was a wonderful experience. He was very kind and easy to talk to. He remained professional throughout the entire experience but he made us feel comfortable. It felt as if we were planning the ceremony with family. Jim made it apparent that he took his job as an officiant personally. He wanted to get to know us and took time to council us on areas we needed more communication. The ceremony was so personal. He showed us so many options and allowed us to add in anything we wanted. After the wedding, we received so much praise from our guests about how beautiful and intimate our ceremony was. My husband and I would certainly recommend him to everyone. Read less
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