12/7/13 Carla
One word describes Mary. AMAZING. From the minute Mary responded to my email to see if she was available on my day she was just so kind. My husband and I live out of town and we didn’t want to travel 4 hours round trip to find a JP. Mary was willing to do everything over the Internet. Normally I would be nervous about doing anything wedding related directly over the Internet, but Mary kept in contact with me and helped me every step of the way. Let’s face it, most of us looking for a JP have no idea what to expect on our wedding day, as it is our first wedding. Mary has an application called drop box and it gives you step by step of what you have to do as far as paperwork to get your license and also gives you different ideas for your ceremony.

Mary was fun during our rehearsal dinner, yet she was thorough and professional. My entire wedding party including myself remembered to hold our flowers low all because of Mary’s jokes during the rehearsal.

As if I didn’t think Mary was already one of the best people that made my wedding the greatest day it could have possibly have been. I noticed that I didn’t quite have any detail pictures of the wedding when I got my (photographer’ pictures back. I was very sad as you can imagine. It bothered me for months. Two months later I went back on drop box and I remember MARY took pictures of our wedding and of our rehearsal dinner. She also posted a video of our entire wedding ceremony. To this day I can not wipe a smile off of my face thinking about my wedding photos because she took pictures of the building, cake, invitations, guests at cocktail hour, etc. This was such a great touch that she didn’t have to do. When I emailed her to tell her how thankful I was for this she explained how she likes to take pictures as if she were the Bride and we had free time to take the pictures. Who would have thought that a JP would be so passionate about what she does? I was under the impression that they marry you and they call it a day. But Mary is so different. I can not thank Mary enough for all that she did. She made our experience a nice one. She also captured memories that I was afraid I wasn’t going to have in pictures. Thank you again for all of your hard word and dedication.

4/19/2017 (updated 4/20/2017)
Mary was great! I reached out to her to schedule a very last minute ceremony for my fiancée and I to have prior to our destination wedding at town hall. She responded immediately and was able to accommodate our short notice needs. She provided us with customized vows, a lovely keepsake of the vows, pictures and video! Everything went so smoothly with her and was just what needed! Thank you Mary!

posted 11/12/2016 (updated 12/18/2016)
Mary was very accommodating and made our special day a walk in the park!
We can’t thank you enough Mary for our amazing ceremony!

Wedding: 11/5/2016
posted 10/31/2016 (updated 11/1/2016)
Mary has been a pleasure to work with since our first conversation – we felt at ease with her experienced perspective. We were nervous, didn’t know anything about what we were doing – but she calmed us, made us laugh, eased the nerves and provided an incredible amount of detailed information. She’s lively, warm and organized. Mary provided us with a few ideas for our ceremony that we have never seen before – she’s crafted our ceremony to make it very unique but classic! The best thing about MARY is her eagerness to create your vision – I don’t think anyone listened to me like she did!

Wedding: 10/15/2016
posted 10/30/2016 (updated 10/30/2016)
My husband and I were searching for a JP for our outdoor CT ceremony and found Mary on The Knot and we are so happy we did! Mary was so responsive from the first email and continued to be even after our wedding. Mary is professional, kind, fun, and knows how to run a ceremony so that everything is perfect. We didn’t have Mary join us for our rehearsal but she showed up to the venue early and was ready to get me, my husband, and our bridal party ready to go. The ceremony ran smoothly with just some slight hiccups that Mary handled with ease, professionalism, and humor. She took care of the marriage license and provided us with pictures of our guests during the cocktail hour, a portfolio of our ceremony and vows, a name change kit, and my favorite — a video of the ceremony. Mary was wonderful from start to finish and I would absolutely recommend her as a JP for your wedding!

Wedding: 8/18/2016
posted 10/24/2016 (updated 10/30/2016)
We too found Mary on the Knot. She was excellent, and very prepared. She helped us through the whole process and you could tell she knew exactly what she was doing. Would highly recommend.

Wedding: 7/29/2016
posted 10/11/2016 (updated 10/11/2016)
I would highly recommend Mary to anyone and everyone (and I have)! She is professional, experienced, witty, and responsive, which are all great characteristics for stressed out couples on such a big day. She was helpful not only on the day of the wedding but throughout the planning process, and after the wedding as well. She truly went above and beyond and was quick to whip everything into shape after some unexpected last minute changes. Thank you Mary, for being such an important part of our wedding day. We felt so comfortable and prepared for everything that occurred thanks to your guidance.

posted 9/25/2016 (updated 10/11/2016)
Mary Pugh was great since our first contact with her. She was one of the first Justices of the Peace to answer us back and she not only answered our email, but she called us to know more about what we wanted for our wedding – after that call we knew that her warm personality would be the best to celebrate our big day!
She was also very quick and thoughtful on answering emails and all of our doubts!

During the celebration it was clear to us that she was the best! Very warm person to everyone, very calm and also worried about broadcasting our wedding to our friends and family in Brazil – even them loved her!

We would highly recommend her!

posted 9/2/2016 (updated 10/11/2016)
Mary was the perfect choice for our intimate outdoor ceremony. She went above and beyond by taking video and pictures of our special day. She really understood what we wanted for our ceremony and made it flow well despite not having a rehearsal. Great experience!

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Wedding: 6/19/2016
posted 6/25/2016 (updated 10/11/2016)
We interviewed Mary because she performed bilingual ceremonies, and booked her immediately because she is an amazing spirit. After a few minutes of talking it felt like we had known each other for years. I’ve watched over our video multiple times since getting married 6 days ago, and am in awe of how wonderful it was. I’ve received a number of compliments about how personal the ceremony felt, and many guests were surprised that Mary was not a close friend or family member. I would highly recommend Mary for any wedding type because of her caring personality, attention to detail, and her professionalism!

posted 6/20/2016 (updated 6/20/2016)
Mary was SO great. She was helpful throughout the entire process. She adds so much to her services and makes them personal to you! She wrote such a beautiful script and found an even more gorgeous place for our very personal ceremony. She responded to all personal wants and demands and offered endless suggestions. She always responded to emails extremely efficiently and day of got our pictures and video to us within an hour. Being from the south and moving to the north she was so caring and it was like being with a longtime friend. She made us so comfortable and told us many stories to keep us at ease and make us laugh. I would recommend to anyone, big or small ceremony. She will do whatever you need and it is so obvious she cares about what she does! I absolutely loved it and was so glad she was part of our special day!

Wedding: 6/8/2016
posted 6/9/2016 (updated 6/9/2016)
We loved Mary! She was very prepared and answered emails promptly. I would definetly recommended her.

posted 3/8/2016 (updated 6/9/2016)
Mary Pugh was caring and reliable and went out of the way to make our day special. Pay attention to her suggestions. IT doesn’t matter what they are – I know they will be good ones. She married us 6 years ago. She took pictures and videos and sent them to us later. She prepared a wedding book for us at the time. And now, 6 years later, having lost the photos, I contacted her to see if she might still have them. She emailed them to me within the hour. Mary Pugh is very detail oriented, thoughtful, and classy. I would recommend her to anyone!

Wedding: 7/25/2015
Member Since: 9/26/2014

Highly recommend – Customizes Ceremony Just for You posted 12/17/2015 (updated 6/9/2016)
Mary served as the Justice of the Peace at our wedding. We found her name online and she had such great reviews, we reached out to talk. She was everything we wanted in a Justice of the Peace. Her many years of experience made it an easy planning process. She offered many options for our ceremony and helped us create the perfect day. She was also a master of the “incognito” – meaning, she knew where the cameras were and did a really good job of moving out of shot for those pictures that you want of just you and your husband at the alter (i.e. our first kiss as husband and wife). I also highly recommend that you do the rehearsal with her. She instructed our bridal party how to walk and when to proceed up and down the aisle so that the timing was right and our photographer had time to capture everyone. Both my husband and I highly recommend Mary C. Pugh as a Justice of the Peach for weddings.

\Wedding: 5/30/2015
Member Since: 11/22/2013

Good officiant posted 11/22/2015 (updated 6/9/2016)
We enjoyed having Mary as our JP for our wedding. She did a nice job, and she even took photos and sent them to us after the wedding. Before the wedding, she had a lot of resources for us to research what kind of ceremony we would like to have, as well as what kind of readings and vows we would like. We didn’t do anything too customized, and we held our rehearsal on our own without JP, so a few tiny details could have been more perfect had we had more time to practice, but overall we were satisfied.

Karen said…
Mary was excellent! I can’t say enough about her. Professional yet friendly. She was the first to reply and even called. Mary is accommodating and wants to make your day as special as possible. Cost for Ceremony, Still Video and Pictures is very reasonable. She prepared a customized laser cut portfolio with the personalized vows and certificate printed in a lovely font on elegant blue parchment paper with a gold seal which she gives to you as a gift from her. She will wear robes, a suit or whatever is appropriate. She has several colored robes and can also wear a non-religious stole which also comes in many colors.She even brings music with her and personalizes your Ceremony. When she sends you (Drop Box) video and pics she includes a list for changing your name – info and forms. A daunting task made easier by Mary! She is a notary and offers her services to you … and it is complimentary. My husband and I just moved here so didn’t know where to get married. Mary suggested places and sent info. I have already recommended Mary to a few folks and will continue to do so. I can see why she does so many weddings!

Karen, Thank you so much for your wonderful review… it was lovely getting to know you both!! Your wedding was lovely- even with all the breeze on the water!! Take wonderful care of each other!!
Wedding: 04/01/2017
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 05/11/2017

Bruno said…
Mary Pugh was great since our first contact with her. She was one of the first Justices of the Peace to answer us back and she not only answered our email, but she called us to know more about what we wanted for our wedding – after that call we knew that her warm personality would be the best to celebrate our big day! She was also very quick and thoughtful on answering emails and all of our doubts! During the celebration it was clear to us that she was the best! Very warm person to everyone, very calm and also worried about broadcasting our wedding to our friends and family in Brazil – even them loved her! We would highly recommend her!
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Your wedding was so much fun. I am glad your family could view it!! Take wonderful care of each other!!
Wedding: 09/24/2016
Services Used: Officiant

Reviewed On: 09/25/2016
hayley said…
Mary was SO great. She was helpful throughout the entire process. She adds so much to her services and makes them personal to you! She wrote such a beautiful script and found an even more gorgeous place for our very personal ceremony. She responded to all personal wants and demands and offered endless suggestions. She always responded to emails extremely efficiently and day of got our pictures and video to us within an hour. Being from the south and moving to the north she was so caring and it was like being with a longtime friend. She made us so comfortable and told us many stories to keep us at ease and make us laugh. I would recommend to anyone, big or small ceremony. She will do whatever you need and it is so obvious she cares about what she does! I absolutely loved it and was so glad she was part of our special day!

Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Hayley, Thank you so much for your tremendous review. You are so sweet to take the time to submit it! I enjoyed getting to know you …and your wedding was so special. I loved performing the wedding — it was a lot of fun. Take wonderful care of each other and friend me on facebook….want to see your adventures!!

Wedding: 06/20/2016
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 06/20/2016
Caitlin said…
We interviewed Mary because she performed bilingual ceremonies, and booked her immediately because she is an amazing spirit. After a few minutes of talking it felt like we had known each other for years. I’ve watched over our video multiple times since getting married 6 days ago, and am in awe of how wonderful it was. I’ve received a number of compliments about how personal the ceremony felt, and many guests were surprised that Mary was not a close friend or family member. I would highly recommend Mary for any wedding type because of her caring personality, attention to detail, and her professionalism!
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Caitlin, Thank you so much for your kind words. Your wedding was so lovely and it was my honor to officiate. I love that historic church- what an awesome venue…and Latitude 41 was a super outdoor setting for you cocktail reception. I was thrilled when a few of the Spanish speaking guest told me how shocked they were that I could speak Spanish so well (I always assume guests are just being sweet….) they assured me that it was great! YAY Take wonderful care of each other…remember “michel thomas” for the parents to get busy before the grandchildren show up!!

Wedding: 06/04/2016
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 06/25/2016
Lucresse said…
Mary Pugh is the best JP ever. We could not have chosen a better one. Professionalism is her last name. We highly recommend her to anyone who’s looking to have an unforgettable ceremony. You will be as happy as we are.

Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Lucresse, It was so lovely at the gazebo – you are such a beautiful couple. Thanks o much for your kind comments!!! Take wonderful care of each other!

Wedding: 10/17/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 10/19/2015
Jennifer said…
We absolutely loved Mary! She was funny and witty and personable. The ceremony had all the elements I wanted. It was romantic without being sappy, and it had serious and lighthearted moments. Mary showed up early to meet with everyone involved to make sure the ceremony went off perfectly. I didn’t have to do anything except walk down the aisle! She tailored the ceremony to be exactly what we wanted. Several guests approached me at the reception to say how much they liked our officiant! I can’t recommend her highly enough!

Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Your wedding was beautiful– I enjoyed officiating for you. Thank you so much for your kind words, it warms my heart! I am happy that your guests enjoyed the ceremony and commented on my work….how sweet of them. Take wonderful care of each other!
Wedding: 10/10/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 10/19/2015
Gary said…
Mary is so very down to earth. She is a pro, the ceremony will be about you and not about her. We are so very pleased with her services.
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks Gary for your review! I enjoyed your wedding… and appreciate your taking the time to share your comments! Take wonderful care of each other!
Wedding: 10/04/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 10/14/2015
estefany said…
Loved working with her, very sweet person. Listens to all your needs, I had
last minute changes and it was not an issue with her. Love all the pictures she took as well as the video.
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Estefany, I enjoyed your wedding! Changes do not bother me at all. Particular for sweet couples like you, two! Thanks for your sweet words….. I am feeling so happy! Take wonderful care of each other!
Wedding: 09/26/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 10/12/2015
Troy said…
My wife and I do not have enough positive things to say about Mary. She was amazing to deal with and made the whole process easy and stress free. She helped us pull together a ceremony that was perfect for us and she even provided us a video of the whole thing the very next day, as well as a bunch of awesome photos she had taken. If you are looking for a great JP for your wedding, you really cannot go wrong with Mary. Thank-you so much!
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Troy, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It makes me feel so joyful when I read it!! I enjoyed your wedding so much…everything was wonderful. Take wonderful care of each other!
Wedding: 09/25/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 09/26/2015
Caitlin said…
Mary was very professional. She helped personalize our wedding the way we wanted!
Wedding: 09/06/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 11/03/2015
User5516876 said…
We used Mary for our wedding because she was so enthusiastic when we spoke on the phone. You could tell it was more of a passion for her than just a job. She told us of all of the options that were available to us an ensured that we would get everything the way we wanted. She arrived early to get setup. She was very friendly to everyone there. Our ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. She took photos and video as well…could not ask for more. I would not hesitate to recommend Mary to anyone.
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for the great review. You are so thoughtful to take the time to make comments….and reading them makes me feel proud. You are both so sweet… thanks again and enjoy each other!
Wedding: 1+ year ago
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 10/12/2015
Hope said…
Mary Pugh is excellent. She is very professional and personable. She personalized our beachside sunset wedding ceremony to fit our desired theme. The dedicaton to my dad and sand ceremony was especially memorable. I truly enjoyed every moment of my ceremony. Her fees compared to what she offers is so worth every dollar. She clearly loves what she does and it resonates through her presentation… the video clip and snap shots of the ceremony was like icing on the “wedding” cake. I highly recommend Mary Pugh to officiate your wedding. She will make it extra special just for you!
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Hi Hope, Thank you so much! You went all out decorating for your beach wedding! I was so impressed…and everyone enjoyed the entire event! People came up to comment to me…and they were so kind to share that with me. I am glad you enjoyed the video of your wedding and the photos…. It is such fun to share those beautiful moments! Take wonderful care of each other!
Wedding: 08/29/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 10/12/2015
Richard said…
Great vendor would recommender it to anyone
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Hi Richard, Thanks for the recommendation! You are sweet to take the time to write a review! I enjoyed meeting you all and performing the wedding! Take wonderful care of each other!
Wedding: 08/25/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 08/25/2015
Gustavo said…
She was easy to reach and provided a excellent service with extra perks like video and pictures included for a great price. It was a small ceremony for 16 people and she made it feel like a great wedding. Thank You Gustavo and Leslie

Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Gustavo and Leslie, It WAS a great wedding. It was so great meeting you both and your families. Everyone was so excited…and I was happy I could do the ceremony in Spanish for everyone. The decorations were lovely….and you had the perfect spot for a wedding. Take wonderful care of each other!

Wedding: 08/23/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 10/12/2015
Jon said…
Choosing someone to officiate our wedding was not a task that my wife and I took lightly. The decision to hire Mary Pugh was easy: she is rated as one of the top officiants in Fairfield county. What we discovered about Mary is that she is a genuine person who believes in the sanctity of marriage and the important role that the ceremony plays. And we could tell that she was genuinely happy for us. Mary took the time to rehearse every detail of the ceremony with us, all the while, quietly reminding us of the beauty and the spirit and the purity of our union. Our wedding ceremony was perfect; Mary was a calm and guiding influence. We whole heartedly recommend Mary Pugh as an officiant. You will not regret this!
Wedding: 08/11/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 10/22/2015
Jennifer said…
We contacted Mary the day before we wanted to get married in a civil ceremony. She was extremely flexible, professional, punctual and so kind! She had vows, a transcript of the ceremony and met us at the courthouse! Later the same day she sent us a video AND pictures of the ceremony! She was AMAZING and we highly recommend her!
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Wow….what a great review… thanks so much! I enjoyed your wedding and I am so happy you loved the video and photos. It is great to send you something immediately that you can share with friends and family …far away. I appreciate your taking the time to write such a sweet and thoughtful review! Enjoy each other!
Wedding: 08/08/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 02/20/2015
Melissa said…
Mary Pugh was wonderful, friendly and very helpful. Our wedding ceremony was beautiful. She provided us with so many different options for our ceremony and vows. She also provided us with helpful instructions for obtaining our license and a name change kit. We highly recommend her
Wedding: 08/07/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 11/02/2015
Megan said…
Mary was awesome! We had a small intimate wedding in the backyard at my mother’s house. With about 15 people, she still made the event feel really special by taking videos and photos. Mary brought a camera and great vibe with her to the wedding which I wasn’t even expecting! Mary even told us how to pose for the pictures and took the time to capture every detail. Mary was just delightful. The best part was that she was able to say the ceremony in English and Spanish which was very important for me and it went just as I had dreamed! Mary is the best, I called her and she was able to come do my wedding the next day no problem! Fast, friendly, and accommodating. I would recommend Mary to everybody!
Wedding: 08/04/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 08/05/2015
Napaporn (Nikki) said…
Mary is amazing and easy to work with… she helped us all the way through even without any rehearsal!
Wedding: 08/02/2015
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 10/13/2015
User6063520 said…
Mary served as the Justice of the Peace at our wedding. We found her name online and she had such great reviews, we reached out to talk. She was everything we wanted in a Justice of the Peace. Her many years of experience made it an easy planning process. She offered many options for our ceremony and helped us create the perfect day. She was also a master of the “incognito” – meaning, she knew where the cameras were and did a really good job of moving out of shot for those pictures that you want of just you and your husband at the alter (i.e. our first kiss as husband and wife). I also highly recommend that you do the rehearsal with her. She instructed our bridal party how to walk and when to proceed up and down the aisle so that the timing was right and our photographer had time to capture everyone. Both my husband and I highly recommend Mary C. Pugh as a Justice of the Peach for weddings.
Mary Pugh, CT’s Top Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks so much for the review! I am so happy you enjoyed the wedding and that the photos turned out great! Your wedding was so special and it was my pleasure to help make it supergreat! Thanks again…and take wonderful care of each other!!
Wedding: 1+ year ago
Services Used: Officiant
Reviewed On: 12/17/2015

filipiakj
Wedding: 6/6/2015
Member Since: 9/22/2013

AWESOME JP! posted 11/18/2015 (updated 11/18/2015)
I can’t say enough great things about Mary. She is very knowledgeable, organized, and proactive. Mary made my husband and I feel like we at least had one thing under control for our wedding day! Mary met with us and discussed how the ceremonies usually go, what she recommends, what she doesn’t recommend, etc. Mary was able to train our bridal parties on where to stand, how to walk to look great in pictures, timing for events, when to walk, when to smile, etc. Having Mary was like having our own personal wedding planner! She kept everything “ceremony” based under control and was able to organize our 16 person bridal party to make our day flow absolutely perfectly. She sent us a bunch of ceremony templates we could choose from and then from there we built our own personalized ceremony. Mary spoke loud and clear when addressing our ceremony. Everything turned out absolutely perfect! 100% recommend!

Knottie37285923
Wedding: 11/15/2015
Member Since: 10/28/2015

Top Notch! posted 10/28/2015 (updated 11/16/2015)
We utilized Mary Pugh for our wedding last year and could not have been more pleased. We both have never been married and were not sure what the process was for registering with the Town which she was an expert. She was also very helpful in helping us to choose vows that were meaningful and fit our lives. We highly recommend!

David and Brian
Norwalk, CT

Knottie75094714
Wedding: 8/11/2015
Member Since: 10/22/2015
Wedding Bliss posted 10/22/2015 (updated 11/16/2015)
Choosing someone to officiate our wedding was not a task that my wife and I took lightly. The decision to hire Mary Pugh was easy: she is rated as one of the top officiants in Fairfield county.
What we discovered about Mary is that she is a genuine person who believes in the sanctity of marriage and the important role that the ceremony plays. And we could tell that she was genuinely happy for us.
Mary took the time to rehearse every detail of the ceremony with us, all the while, quietly reminding us of the beauty and the spirit and the purity of our union.
Our wedding ceremony was perfect;
Mary was a calm and guiding influence.
We whole heartedly recommend Mary Pugh as an officiant.
You will not regret this!
And good luck to every lucky couple who finds love and commitment!!
Jon C. Zendman
Nikoletta Pados
Husband and Wife!

jamiemazz
Wedding: 3/15/2014
Member Since: 1/25/2013

Pleasure to work with!!! posted 10/20/2015 (updated 10/20/2015)
Mary was extremely kind and helpful with the ceremony. She was well prepared and helped to keep things in order. I highly recommend her 😀

Knottie1445280174
Wedding: 10/10/2015
Member Since: 10/19/2015

Excellent Justice of the Peace!! posted 10/19/2015 (updated 11/16/2015)
We absolutely loved Mary! She was funny and witty and personable. The ceremony had all the elements I wanted. It was romantic without being sappy, and it had serious and lighthearted moments. Mary showed up early to meet with everyone involved to make sure the ceremony went off perfectly. I didn’t have to do anything except walk down the aisle! She tailored the ceremony to be exactly what we wanted. Several guests approached me at the reception to say how much they liked our officiant! I can’t recommend her highly enough!

Amazing Mary!!!!! posted 10/15/2015 (updated 10/15/2015)
Mary was amazing, her service was way above what my expectations were. She was kind and warm and friendly and caring thru the entire ceremony held in Seymour…She took photos and video of the ceremony that I still till this day watch. I can not say enough wonderful thing about this lady as my Justice of the Peace…She married my husband and I 4 years ago this April 2016. Thank you Mary…Stay awesome!!!!

Knottie1444674148
Wedding: 9/28/2014
Member Since: 10/12/2015
Great officiant posted 10/15/2015 (updated 10/15/2015)
she did our important day very carefully and very creative

Knottie18924777
Wedding: 6/15/2016
Member Since: 10/14/2015

excellent in all posted 10/14/2015 (updated 10/14/2015)
Mary Pugh was our JP at our wedding. She was excellent in every way expected. Mary went over and beyond to make sure our wedding was perfect.
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Knottie65448223
Wedding: 5/20/2015
Member Since: 10/13/2015

Excellent Service! posted 10/13/2015 (updated 10/13/2015)
Mary provided excellent service with reasonable price. She sat down with us in a coffee shop to help us choose the best options and customized scripts. She asked a lot of details and really understood what you need. We had some changes on our scripts several days before our wedding (Maybe we were too nervous then). Mary said no problem and easily accommodated our changes. She did a very good job at our wedding. Thank you again, Mary!
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Knottie26174336
Wedding: 10/4/2015
Member Since: 10/13/2015
Mary Pugh posted 10/13/2015 (updated 10/13/2015)
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent. She will understand you and your guests. All will be wonderful.

Knottie87719255
Wedding: 8/20/2016
Member Since: 10/12/2015
Small and Short Notice posted 10/12/2015 (updated 10/13/2015)
She was so great with us. We planned all within a week of the date. She was quick to respond and answer all of out questions. She sent the ceremony before hand to read all she was going to say and do. She also did it in spanish for us as well. Loved the extras like Pictures and video she gave us with the service. We only had 16 guest small but she made it feel like a great and loving wedding. Thank you.

Gustavo and Leslie
Wedding: 9/3/2015
Member Since: 6/20/2001

Perfect Beach Wedding posted 10/12/2015 (updated 10/13/2015)
Mary Pugh was reasonbly priced for the excellent services she provided. She personalized our ceremony to include the bride, groom, wedding and all our guests. She was professional, personable and perfect for my beachside wedding. The extras she included (video clip & snap shots) were like icing on the “wedding” cake! I highly recommend Mary to officiate your wedding ceremony. You will be very happy you did; we are!
Knottie79743426
Wedding: 12/23/2013
Member Since: 10/12/2015

Genuine passon for what she does. posted 10/12/2015 (updated 10/13/2015)
Mary C Pugh helped my wife and I when few others would even try. I would not recommend anyone else. She has a genuine passion for people. She went above and beyond.
nfeld
Wedding: 8/15/2015
Member Since: 2/5/2014

Best choice! posted 10/12/2015 (updated 10/12/2015)
Mary was the best choice we could’ve made for our wedding. Her rave reviews don’t do her justice! She is very reasonably priced and on top of every single detail… all the way down to what her outfit will be. She has great communication and a quick response time to emails or messages. I had no concerns because of her positive and reassuring attitude. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful! I would recommend Mary to anyone looking for he best Justice of the Peace!!
Candyoolala
Wedding: 10/4/2014
Member Since: 9/7/2008

Great officiant you can trust! posted 10/12/2015 (updated 10/12/2015)
I actually found Mary on the knot and I am so glad I did. Her prices were extremely reasonable and the service she provided was excellent. I paid extra for the rehearsal day and am very glad I did. She was on time and gave everyone their instructions. My husband joked that she was like a drill sergeant however after seeing my brothers officiant and how whenever he asked what they should do and she just responded whatever you want I was very happy she told us exactly what to do. Obviously many people have not been through this before so if you don’t know what to do where to stand where everyone else should stand etc. It is extremely helpful. Mary always responded to my emails promptly and answered any questions I had. On the wedding day I was extremely happy. She was on time and the ceremony went smoothly. She also video taped our entire ceremony and took many pictures that were sent to us the same night! I would highly recommend her to anyone!
Knottie95808782
Wedding: 6/28/2016
Member Since: 6/26/2014

Personal Service posted 10/12/2015 (updated 10/12/2015)
Mary Pugh was fantastic! We were very impressed with her work and so happy she was there for us. Our friends and family said it was the most intimate and real ceremony they have ever witnessed.

My father in law is a deacon from Brazil and Mary was very flexible with incorporating his parts of the ceremony. We did not have a rehearsal dinner so when Mary arrived she just took charge and worked closely with my husband and my maid of honor. I did not have to worry about a thing.

Before the ceremony, Mary and I spoke on the phone a few times and emailed back and forth a lot. I live in NY and got married in CT. She was very accommodating. She always responded to my emails!

Since my husband is from Brazil she was able to point us in the right direction to getting his green card paperwork started.

Fantastic all around!

Knottie67628799
Wedding: 9/26/2015
Member Since: 9/28/2015
Yan’s & Estef’s Wedding posted 9/28/2015 (updated 10/10/2015)
Wonderful person to work with, I had a last minute date change and she was more than glad to be my officiant and most importantly she has great communication, no matter what time of day it is she has an answer for any of your questions or concerns.
Knottie36230801
Wedding: 9/5/2015
Member Since: 9/28/2015

Wedding was perfect posted 9/28/2015 (updated 10/10/2015)
We used Mary for our wedding because she was so enthusiastic when we spoke on the phone. You could tell it was more of a passion for her than just a job.
She told us of all of the options that were available to us an ensured that we would get everything the way we wanted.
She arrived early to get setup. She was very friendly to everyone there.
Our ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted.
She took photos and video as well…could not ask for more.
I would not hesitate to recommend Mary to anyone.
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marisdowling
Wedding: 9/25/2015
Member Since: 8/5/2010

Outstanding JP posted 9/26/2015 (updated 10/10/2015)
My wife and I do not have enough positive things to say about Mary. She was amazing to deal with and made the whole process easy and stress free. She helped us pull together a ceremony that was perfect for us and she even provided us a video of the whole thing the very next day, as well as a bunch of awesome photos she had taken. If you are looking for a great JP for your wedding, you really cannot go wrong with Mary. Thank-you so much!

Knottie10396642
Wedding: 8/4/2015
Member Since: 8/5/2015

Mary Pugh JOP posted 8/5/2015 (updated 10/10/2015)
Mary was awesome! We had a small intimate wedding in the backyard at my mothers house. With about 15 people, she still made the event feel really special by taking videos and photos. Mary brought a camera and great vibe with her to the wedding which I wasn’t even expecting! Mary even told us how to pose for the pictures and took the time to capture every detail. Mary was just delightful. The best part was that she was able to say the ceremony in English and Spanish which was very important for me and it went just as I had dreamed! Mary is the best, I called her and she was able to come do my wedding the next day no problem! Fast, friendly, and accommodating. I would recommend Mary to everybody!

Knottie51878693
Wedding: 6/27/2015
Member Since: 7/8/2015
The Very Very Best posted 7/8/2015 (updated 10/10/2015)
Mary is a wonderful Justice of the Peace. She guided us the entire path to our wedding day and helped make it a wonderful, memorable day (despite my screw-up)!

Mary, our deepest thanks and we hope to see you again soon.
johnanddani0831
Wedding: 10/10/2014
Member Since: 6/23/2013

Our wedding experience posted 10/20/2014 (updated 10/10/2015)
Mary is wonderful! From the very moment John and I met her we knew we wanted to use her as our JP. She was so friendly, professional, and quick to answer all of our questions. She also helped us create a ceremony that was perfect for our style and what we envisioned for our wedding day. She is also extremely flexible. We live a good distance away from Mary (she was located close to our venue though) and so it was challenging to find meeting times but she was ALWAYS available by email and kindly shared all of her helpful tools via dropbox. She gave us EVERYTHING we needed and showed up early to the wedding and met with all of us that day to make sure we were ready to go/answer any of our questions.

If you need a JP, I highly recommend Mary! You will not be disappointed!!!!

erinluk
Wedding: 7/13/2014
Member Since: 6/26/2013

Mary is the best! posted 9/26/2014 (updated 10/12/2015)
Mary is not only a wonderful person who loves to officiate. She is amazing at it! She totally put our mind at ease, we didn’t even have a rehearsal!

We met her and talked for a long while and I knew she was perfect! She is prepared for everything and I highly recommend her!!!

agleason225
Wedding: 9/13/2014
Member Since: 12/15/2013

So much more than an Officiant! posted 9/17/2014 (updated 10/10/2015)
Mary Pugh was the most helpful and pro-active vendor of our entire wedding planning experience. She not only provided us with excellent advice and reading materials leading up to the wedding but also provided so much more than was required of her on the day of the wedding including printing out our readings and vows and taking pictures which she shared with us the next morning. She is incredibly professional and extremely easy to reach in the time leading up to the ceremony which was very helpful in terms of our planning. I would recommend Mary to anyone I spoke with and give her the highest compliments possible.

CNewmark
Wedding: 8/3/2014
Member Since: 9/20/2013

Very reliable posted 9/7/2014 (updated 10/10/2015)
Mary was always available to answer questions, or just quell our anxiety. She is direct and reliable. In addition, she video taped our ceremony, but didn’t tell us she was doing so. How wonderful it was to receive her DVD of our ceremony so we could relive the day. In addition, she was extremely reasonably priced. Thank you, Mary.

Knottie70186764
Wedding: 7/1/2012
Member Since: 8/27/2014
Amazing posted 8/27/2014 (updated 10/12/2015)
Mary married me and my husband off two years ago and till this day we are so thankful and grateful for her service. Our wedding was planned late so we had to work with what we had and Mary did as well . She married us for free ,due to my husband being Military which was nice of her. My parents and close friends enjoyed her service and we did as well. Today by bad luck my dog ate our only copy of our a Wedding disc. I was so hurt , I emailed Mary and asked if she remembered us and did she have an extra copy .she responded right away and yes she rememberd who we were and she is sending another copy right away. She was and still is a life saver . If your looking for a great service and a great persons to marry you off pick Mary P.

Knottie46646990
Wedding: 8/15/2015
Member Since: 8/18/2014

So happy we selected Mary!!! posted 8/18/2014 (updated 10/12/2015)
Our experience with Mary was OUTSTANDING, from the very first phone call many months ago through our wedding ceremony. Mary made the process as easy as it could be, she presented us with options, scripts, sites for the ceremony and did it all with warmth, positive energy and support. I am a career counselor and I can tell you that Mary loves what she does and she excels at her chosen profession. Thank you Mary for having such a wonderful impact on our life and family. –John & Ryan

lparsons529
Wedding: 7/12/2014
Member Since: 7/22/2013

She did a great job! posted 7/29/2014 (updated 10/12/2015)
Mary did a great job as the Justice of the Peace for our wedding on 7/12/14. She sent me information on marriage, along with several different wedding ceremony scripts. She allowed us to personalize and customize our wedding ceremony.

We forgot to add in the ring exchange, but thankfully Mary was able to remember it and acted like it was there all a long. Quick thinking!

She took a video of the ceremony, which was great since we did not have it in our budget to hire a videographer.While we were taking photos during cocktail hour, she went around and took photos of the guests! It was great! We got to see some of what we missed! Mary nicely, typed up and put in a decorative folder, our wedding vows so we could have them forever.

Mary did a great job, she is great to work with, and I highly recommend her!
Knottie35697691
Wedding: 6/28/2014
Member Since: 7/7/2014

CT -Justice of Peace posted 7/7/2014 (updated 10/12/2015)
My husband and I strongly and without reservation recommend Mary! Not only was Mary extremely well prepared and willing to help with input and guidance, but she was exceptionally patient and personable. Despite our crazy personal and business travel schedules, Mary was helpful and accommodated our changing needs. In the end, we opted for a vintage, classic romantic sunset wedding at Longshore, located in Wesport. Mary’s guidance to find the right scripts and listing inspirational options made our planning an easy and smooth experience. Our experience was smooth and hassle free. We would highly recommend Mary anytime.

prisscella
Wedding: 5/25/2014
Member Since: 8/14/2013

Made our May wedding legal! posted 6/11/2014 (updated 10/12/2015)
It was really important to us that my husband’s godfather officiate our wedding but after doing some research on marriage licenses in CT we discovered that since he was ordained online, if he officiated it wouldn’t be a legal marriage in CT! We were devastated! Thankfully Mary was VERY understanding and was able to put us in touch with a JP who would perform a quick private ceremony afterwards that would make everything legal and keep up appearances for all the guests. Mary was very responsive, called me right back after an email inquire, had lots of advice and wanted to make sure we got the wedding we were looking for. It was the perfect solution and we couldn’t be happier!

On a more personal note to anyone else in the same predicament: 1) do your research carefully, there are only a few states that are this persnickety but the last thing you want is to find out that your marriage was never really legal. 2) Think very carefully about who you want to marry you. We interviewed a lot of people once we realized the situation we were in and it took a while before we found Mary whose ideals lined up with ours. If you don’t find someone right away, don’t settle, they are out there 🙂
The Knot Member 2014

Member Since: 5/28/2014

Mary C Pugh Rocks posted 5/28/2014 (updated 10/12/2015)
A quick note to say how enjoyable it was to have Mary Pugh officiate over our wedding in Bethel, CT. She went above and beyond the call of duty—supplied us with a ton of options, took great pictures, and was also a delight to include among our eclectic gathering of friends and family. Best part was she did what she said she would and really came through. Thanks, Mary.
Barb and Anna, Alabama

The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 3/30/2014
Member Since: 10/9/2013

Patty and Marc Goldsmith posted 3/31/2014 (updated 10/13/2015)
Mary is a gem!! She creates a wonderful memory and her attention to detail is amazing! You cannot go wrong with her!!

The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 12/7/2014
Member Since: 12/8/2013

Amazing posted 12/8/2013 (updated 10/13/2015)
Mary is absolutely great. I reached out to Mary in late September/early October to hire her for my January wedding. From our first phone call, we got along very great and she made me feel comfortable and informed me across the board. Not being familiar with Connecticut she asked what we were interested in and gave us many choices as far as locations, cities, and so forth.

We reserved Mary via Paypal and the moment that she received payment I got a personal drop box filled with photos, forms, hotel/restaurant recommendations, and anything I would need to consider such as vows and different types of ceremonies. Recently, we had to relocate our wedding to closer to home instead of traveling to Connecticut. Reaching out to Mary about our changes in plan, not only was she really pleasant and actually provided a refund of the full amount.

I really loved working with Mary and appreciated how much information she provides. I like to know all my choices and like being able to reach out to someone immediately and I can do that with Mary. She answered whenever I called and always emailed back immediately. I would honestly recommend her to anyone who wanted to get married in that region and we’re upset that we had to change our plans because of how much we really enjoyed her.
The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 10/27/2013
Member Since: 10/29/2013

Thank you Mary!! posted 10/29/2013 (updated 10/10/2015)
Mary made our day unforgettable. She made it so easy to pick out exactly what we wanted by filling out her online questionnaire. It also helped us pick some special things to make the day perfect. She took so many pictures and even a video. She was warm and caring and just a joy!

The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 10/12/2013
Member Since: 4/12/2013

Mary C. Pugh posted 10/21/2013 (updated 10/13/2015)
My Fiancee and I heard of Mary through another gay couple who had used her, so we decided to contact her and get some information back in the spring for our upcoming wedding in October. She responded immediately and was very thorough with everything. She even suggested a town where we could get married on the same day, since the day we chose was important to us! She immediately emailed us all the paper work we would need to fill out so we would have it done ahead of time, and gave specific directions to town hall. She took a lot of nice pictures of us and even videoed the ceremony! It was wonderful and I highly recommend her!

The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 9/28/2013
Member Since: 10/17/2013

She is outstanding!! posted 10/17/2013 (updated 10/13/2015)
Mary Pugh performed my wedding ceremony in Fort Stamford park, in Stamford Ct. The park was like a private Victorian garden. I would have never known about this place if Mary didn’t suggest it. She catered to our every need, and wrote the most beautiful vows that spoke to our hearts. Thanks so much Mary, we will always appreciate you.
The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 10/15/2014
Member Since: 10/17/2013

Mr. and Mrs. Carmichael’s Wedding posted 10/17/2013 (updated 10/10/2015)
Good Morning Ms. Pugh,

On behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Carmichael we would like to again truly say THANK YOU!!!!! It brings tears to my eyes and truly warms my heart when I think of how you literally organized an “Amazing” wedding for us on the beach in Connecticut in less than 24 hours after a 5 minute phone call. In my mind I cannot explain it other than knowing…”There is a God who sits high and looks low and intervenes in the affairs of mankind,” and I no doubt believe that you are one of God’s Angels!!! You have a Divine calling and we must again say THANK YOU for marrying us; THANK YOU for your amazing support to the Military and for not charging Military members for weddings; THANK YOU again for organizing our amazing wedding (to include the beautiful pictures) in a moment’s notice and in less than 24 hours. Ms. Mary Pugh we truly appreciate and Thank God for you and all that you do!

Our thoughts and prayers are and will forever be directed toward you and your family and we are and will continue to pray all of God’s Best for you!

One final time, again, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 8/28/2013
Member Since: 10/7/2013
Peg Walsh and Emelyn East posted 10/7/2013 (updated 10/7/2013)
Mary was absolutely great. She assisted with everything and it all went like clock work.
We are from Atlanta, GA and did not travel to CT until the day before the wedding, however we felt completely comfortable. Mary had assisted with everything, from the Vows to the location selection in advance.
Most of all we were completely comfortable with her.

I would highly recommend Mary Pugh for you wedding.
The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 10/5/2013
Member Since: 10/6/2013

Mary Pugh is terrific! posted 10/6/2013 (updated 10/6/2013)
Mary made our day effortless and special. She was very buttoned up and proactive from the day we approached her and took care of all the details down to taking digital pics after the ceremony and even video taping it for us without our even asking! Highly recommend Mary!

The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 4/2/2013
Member Since: 10/6/2013

Loved Mary! posted 10/6/2013 (updated 10/6/2013)
I called Mary from Michigan. She told us exactly what to do, where to go, even gave us a tip on a discounted place to stay. She’s the real deal!
The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 9/25/2013
Member Since: 10/2/2013

wonderful JOP posted 10/2/2013 (updated 10/6/2013)
Having Mary Pugh as our Justice of the Peace made our elopement so easy and hassle free. She recommended locations and ceremony options. Even called us when there was an issue with the trains the day we arrived. Couldn’t be happier with how our ceremony and trip went. Thanks!
The Knot Member 2011
Wedding: 7/19/2013
Member Since: 1/23/2011

50/50 experience posted 9/29/2013 (updated 10/24/2013)
Up until the wedding day we were looking forward to working with Mary, she has that type A personality, seemed very well organized and prepared me with a ton of information for the wedding ceremony which I greatly appreciated. At the end we also got our ceremony printed out in a folder, she took some great photos she sent us after as well which were extra things many JPs would not do. With all of that I was so very surprised as how upset we were with her performance on the actual wedding day.

We created our own ceremony based on samples she gave us but I was disappointed she didn’t spend more time reviewing what we put together or give us some suggestions as to how it was ordered, everyone said we jumped into vows pretty quick which I figured she would have caught and told me about, but no. I also wanted a 15/20min ceremony, which she claimed it was set to be, and it lasted about 7 minutes which was a huge disappointment to me as I would have included more in the ceremony had I known I had the time! We also started a few minutes late on her account. Mary said she’d be there early to get everyone ready and had a few things to tell the bridal party. She was nowhere to be found and she apparently showed up and sat in her car until the Best Man called to ask where she was. She also mispronounced my husband’s last name!! I found this unacceptable, we reviewed it plenty of times and she said she had it down but to be announced at the end of the ceremony incorrectly was unbelievable.
The Knot Member 2013Wedding: 8/26/2013
Member Since: 8/28/2013
Awesome!!! posted 8/28/2013 (updated 10/6/2013)
Mary was extremely helpful prior to our ceremony by providing us with detailed information about how and where to obtain our marriage license. We flew into CT from FL just to get married.

The wedding service was superb!!! Just the way we asked for it: simple, but sweet!! And the photos Mary took are awesome!!!

We recommend Mary for ANY wedding type, but especially same sex ceremonies!!

THANK YOU, VERY MUCH, MARY!!!

Bob and Mike
The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 7/25/2013
Member Since: 8/22/2013

Mary was fantastic! posted 8/22/2013 (updated 10/6/2013)
Mary made our wedding day stress free and very special. She is professional and pays attention to every detail. We were given the opportunity to write our own ceremony or choose from a variety of types she provided. Mary recommended a venue for us that turned out to be perfect. She was very well prepared, helping us acquire a same day marriage license and performed a flawless ceremony. The photographs taken were great quality and captured the special memories. Several of our friends mentioned how much nicer our photo’s were compared to the their wedding pictures taken by expensive photographers. After the ceremony, Mary went with us to Town Hall to sign the marriage certificate and we were official the same day! We were very pleased with our wedding and would recommend Mary to anyone!
The Knot Member 2010
Wedding: 8/18/2013
Member Since: 5/13/2010

Papergirltiger727
08/08/2015

5.0
We contacted Mary the day before we wanted to get married in a civil ceremony. She was extremely flexible, professional, punctual and so kind! She had vows, a transcript of the ceremony and met us at the courthouse! Later the same day she sent us a video AND pictures of the ceremony! She was AMAZING and we highly recommend her!

Private User
5.0
Mary was a great officiator for our wedding ceremony. we had something very particular in mind and she was very responsive and made sure that our day went precisely as we had envisioned. If you have questions or concerns, she will get right back to you!
She takes great photos and made our special day very memorable. Thank you Mary.

Molly
10/24/2014

5.0
Mary was amazing! She was so great and easy to work with and helped us customize our ceremony for the most perfect day. We loved working with her 🙂

Daniela
10/11/2014
5.0
Strongly recommended she couldn’t be more appropriate! My husband and I really loved her service!
Services Used: Officiant
Chris
09/13/2014
5.0
Mary Pugh was the most helpful and pro-active vendor of our entire wedding planning experience. She not only provided us with excellent advice and reading materials leading up to the wedding but also provided so much more than was required of her on the day of the wedding including printing out our readings and vows and taking pictures which she shared with us the next morning. She is incredibly professional and extremely easy to reach in the time leading up to the ceremony which was very helpful in terms of our planning. I would recommend Mary to anyone I spoke with and give her the highest compliments possible.

John
08/15/2014

5.0
Our experience with Mary was OUTSTANDING, from the very first phone call many months ago through our wedding ceremony. Mary made the process as easy as it could be, she presented us with options, scripts, sites for the ceremony and did it all with warmth, positive energy and support. I am a career counselor and I can tell you that Mary loves what she does and she excels at her chosen profession. Thank you Mary for having such a wonderful impact on our life and family. –John & Ryan

Kellie
08/01/2014

5.0
Mary was such a HUGE help on the one day that I have been waiting my whole life for. She was very professional and the one thing I loved about her is that she responded right away. I was looking around for a Justice of the Peace for our wedding and my friend (and bridesmaid) helped me out big time. We were at work and she googled around Mary’s name popped up so I decided to give her a quick email. I emailed several other JP’s and did not hear back from one. Right away I had received an email back along with a meeting a few days later.
After meeting Mary my fiancé and I knew she is going to be perfect. We booked her right away. Mary was very helpful throughout the entire process. I was able to read what the ceremony was going to be a few weeks before our wedding day to make sure it was what we would like. Everything was perfect!
Along with performing the ceremony Mary takes pictures along with a video to help remember your day and makes a keepsake of the ceremony for you as well.
I highly recommend Mary to anyone who is looking for a JP

Anna
06/28/2014
5.0
My husband and I strongly and without reservation recommend Mary! Not only was Mary extremely well prepared and willing to help with input and guidance, but she was exceptionally patient and personable. Despite our crazy personal and business travel schedules, Mary was helpful and accommodated our changing needs. In the end, we opted for a vintage, classic romantic sunset wedding at Longshore, located in Wesport. Mary’s guidance to find the right scripts and listing inspirational options made our planning an easy and smooth experience. Our experience was smooth and hassle free. We would highly recommend Mary anytime.

christine
06/15/2014

5.0
We got married on June 15,2014 and we asked Mary Pugh to be our JP. She did a fantastic job. Mary has a friendly personality and she is an amazing person. Mary did a lot of extras for the same price. She went far beyond her job. Thank you Mary you did an wonderful job with our ceremony, certificate, pictures and great personality.

Private User
1+ year ago
5.0
Mary is absolutely great. I reached out to Mary in late September/early October to hire her for my January wedding. From our first phone call, we got along very great and she made me feel comfortable and informed me across the board. Not being familiar with Connecticut she asked what we were interested in and gave us many choices as far as locations, cities, and so forth.
We reserved Mary via Paypal and the moment that she received payment I got a personal drop box filled with photos, forms, hotel/restaurant recommendations, and anything I would need to consider such as vows and different types of ceremonies. Recently, we had to relocate our wedding to closer to home instead of traveling to Connecticut. Reaching out to Mary about our changes in plan, not only was she really pleasant and actually provided a refund of the full amount.
I really loved working with Mary and appreciated how much information she provides. I like to know all my choices and like being able to reach out to someone immediately and I can do that with Mary. She answered whenever I called and always emailed back immediately. I would honestly recommend her to anyone who wanted to get married in that region and we’re upset that we had to change our plans because of how much we really enjoyed her.

Rain
10/27/2013
5.0
Mary made our day unforgettable. She made it so easy to pick out exactly what we wanted by filling out her online questionnaire. It also helped us pick some special things to make the day perfect. She took so many pictures and even a video. She was warm and caring and just a joy! Thank you Mary. Kevin & Rain

Roselyn
10/17/2013
5.0
I’ve heard of Mary Pugh through reviews on theknot.com. I am very happy we chose her to be our officiant. She was professional and so sweet. She gave us tips on what we should do and how we should stand during the ceremony. She made us feel comfortable. She also gave us ideas and choices to choose from for our ceremony and vows if we did not have any. She also took some pictures for us and our guests during the wedding and emailed it to us. She also gave us a folder with a copy of our ceremony and vows on the day of our wedding. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for an officiant.

Private User
1+ year ago
5.0
Good Morning Ms. Pugh,
On behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Carmichael we would like to again truly say THANK YOU!!!!! It brings tears to my eyes and truly warms my heart when I think of how you literally organized an “Amazing” wedding for us on the beach in Connecticut in less than 24 hours after a 5 minute phone call. In my mind I cannot explain it other than knowing…”There is a God who sits high and looks low and intervenes in the affairs of mankind,” and I no doubt believe that you are one of God’s Angels!!! You have a Divine calling and we must again say THANK YOU for marrying us; THANK YOU for your amazing support to the Military and for not charging Military members for weddings; THANK YOU again for organizing our amazing wedding (to include the beautiful pictures) in a moment’s notice and in less than 24 hours. Ms. Mary Pugh we truly appreciate and Thank God for you and all that you do!
Our thoughts and prayers are and will forever be directed toward you and your family and we are and will continue to pray all of God’s Best for you!
One final time, again, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

Angela
10/15/2013
5.0
My Fiancee and I heard of Mary through another gay couple who had used her, so we decided to contact her and get some information back in the spring for our upcoming wedding in October. She responded immediately and was very thorough with everything. She even suggested a town where we could get married on the same day, since the day we chose was important to us! She immediately emailed us all the paper work we would need to fill out so we would have it done ahead of time, and gave specific directions to town hall. She sent us MANY different vow choices, and different nice spots where we could have the ceremony. She took a lot of nice pictures of us and even videoed the ceremony! It was wonderful and I highly recommend her!

Private User
1+ year ago
5.0
Same-sex marriage officially began in New Jersey yesterday, October 21st, 2013. The governor withdrew his second appeal (which would have put those getting married in limbo). We really thought it would not happen until 2014. That being said, we’re still glad that we chose Connecticut to get married. Darien is a beautiful town, it is only 60 miles from our home, the beach was a perfect setting (although Mother Nature didn’t comply . . . it was chilly and drizzling), we had 33 days to arrange our wedding with Mary Pugh. She (and the state of Connecticut) made everything easy and stress free. Connecticut is one of the few states where one can apply for their license and get married in the same day. Mary was always an email or phone call away and always timely getting back to us.

We loved the pictures and video that Mary took for us. The shore-themed ceremony that she penned was just perfect. The wedding package that she provides is a great value, cost-wise.
Mary Beth & Stephanie from Northern New Jersey

C
09/25/2013
5.0
Having Mary Pugh as our Justice of the Peace made our elopement so easy and hassle free. She recommended locations and ceremony options. Helped with obtaining marriage license. Even called us when there was an issue with the trains the day we arrived. Couldn’t be happier with how our ceremony and trip went. Thanks!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for your review. It was lovely performing your ceremony on the beach- you are cuddle bunnies and the pictures are so romantic and happy!
What fun to have a couple from my “home state”- I know that trip must have been a bit crazy arriving at the airport and no trains to CT. But I was happy to pick you up at your hotel in Stamford to get your license then help you get your rental car. Later, meeting you at the beach at sunset made the whole day worthwhile! So sweet of you to give me a generous tip- so unexpected, but much appreciated….and now this wonderful review…such sweeties! thanks so much, I appreciate it.

Bob and Mike
08/26/2013
5.0
Mary was extremely helpful prior to our ceremony by providing us with detailed information about how and where to obtain our marriage license. We flew into CT from FL just to get married.
The wedding service was superb!!! Just the way we asked for it: simple, but sweet!! And the photos Mary took are awesome!!!
We recommend Mary for ANY wedding type, but especially same sex ceremonies!!
THANK YOU, VERY MUCH, MARY!!!
Bob and Mike
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Bob and Mike,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! You warmed my heart with your kind words!
Your wedding was so lovely, overlooking the water on the deck was the perfect spot to get married.
I enjoyed meeting your family….and the beautiful thoroughbred dalmatian dogs!!!
You have take wonderful care of each other for years….and I know you will continue to so happy together…there is such joy in your relationship. Thanks again and keep in touch!

• carla
• 08/17/2013

5.0
Mary you are absolutely amazing at what you do. I couldn’t have been happier to have you marry Patrick and I.
You are like no other officiant I have seen.
From the rehearsal to the day of the wedding and even after the ceremony you made me feel at ease with everything because you had everything under control.
You were so great, fun, and thorough. Thank you again!
My friends from Massachusetts are getting married next September and asked about you, but you don’t come to Massachusetts 🙁 They were so sad.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Carla and Pat,
Now I ask you…. could you have had a more spectacular wedding? The venue was perfect, you both looked awesome…the wedding party was a collection of beauties…. the SUNSETTING! Wow…so many spectacular moments!
Thank you for your kind words about my services. I love to take wonderful care of my couples…. going that extra mile to make them smile and be happy! With you two, everything was so easy!
Hey, let’s do it again! A vow renewal at the beach….
Thanks again for taking the time to share your experience with other couples….it means so much to me.

Private User

2+ years ago
5.0
Mary was wonderful.. She was very professional
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Aren’t you sweet! Thanks so much….I am so happy you are pleased!

Matt
06/01/2013
5.0
Mary was an absolute joy to work with as the officiant for our wedding! From start to finish Mary made the process easy for my wife and I, by asking us questions, listening to our ideas and feedback, and encouraging us to think of things we may not have thought of by ourselves. Our ceremony couldn’t have gone any more smoothly, and we owe that to Mary Pugh. Thanks again, Mary! – Matt + Lindsay Vallee
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Lindsay and Matt,
You are so sweet to take the time to write such a nice review. I loved helping you create a special wedding…. it was very dramatic doing the wedding from the balcony!! Everything was lovely!!
It was so kind of Janice to recommend me to you …. I enjoyed your wedding so much. Glad you had a great honeymoon… you must have just returned!! Take wonderful care of each other…I know you will!

Lauren
05/18/2013
5.0
It is no surprise that Mary does hundreds of weddings each year- she is truly the best of the best! Mary writes incredible ceremonies for every kind of couple, and was open and willing to make changes to personalize so that our ceremony reflected us. We were able to watch the video of our ceremony (an awesome included perk) as soon as the next day! Mary did such a great job and we would recommend her to anyone in need of an officiant!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Lauren, thank you for your beautiful and heartfelt review. It warmed my heart. I love making my couples happy and I think that shows with the photos and video and make and send over ASAP… I try to think of what my couples would enjoy…and then do that!!
Weddings are SO much fun, it is great being there… Your wedding was so beautiful at the Guilford Yacht Club… I was so happy the weather cleared so you could enjoy your wedding on the water…such a beautiful venue. How clever to provide those pashmina stoles…to keep all the ladies warm…very thoughtful!
Thanks again for such a wonderful review…I appreciate your taking the time!! Stay in touch…. on facebook !!

Matthew
05/10/2013
5.0
Mary was easy to work with, accomodating with our schedules, and worth every penny for officiating, picture taking, a movie, and binder with all pieces of documentation including copies of personal vows.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks for the review! I appreciate your kinds words…. it is fun to work with couples and try to make it all work for them. We are all pretty busy these days so flexibility is a plus! Glad you like the photos, movie and portfolio!! thanks again!

Heather
05/05/2013
5.0
Thank you so much Mary, you did such an amazing job with our ceremony, and we are so happy we chose you as our officiant! We received so many compliments saying how beautiful it was! We also appreciate all the guidance you were able to give to us and the wedding party, and because of that everyone knew what to do when it came time for the ceremony and everything ran smoothly. We highly recommend your services to anyone looking for a high quality JP who goes above and beyond!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
What a wonderful review…thank you so much. I love performing weddings and making the day special for my couples!!
You had a great wedding party!! Good listeners and everyone had so much fun.
You are a beautiful couple…inside and out…and it was my honor to officiate at your wedding…. thank you again for your kind words of appreciation!!

Private User
2+ years ago
5.0
We had a great experience working with Mary for our wedding. She was highly professional and had very helpful suggestions about the content of the ceremony. She was generous with her time, conducting several calls and an in-person meeting with us prior to the big day. She also took some really great photos and her video camera captured the ceremony beautifully. We would definitely recommend her services to others. – Kate & Bill
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you for your wonderful review… just the pick-me up I needed on this rainy day!! You made my day!!
Your wedding was beautiful and such fun. I am glad you like the photos and the video.
Enjoy this weekend…and let’s hope for some sun on Monday!!

Eric
04/22/2013
5.0
Mary did a great job communicating with us as we planned our ceremony. At the time of the wedding, she was prompt, professional, and sincere. She helped to make our special day perfect.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Eric…… what a fabulous evening… I loved performing your wedding up on the “High line” in NYC…. what a beautiful spot…perfect for a special couple.
I loved that you used my photos right away on facebook…and your honeymoon to Paris…wow, what a great time you both had. Smiling from ear to ear…..all across Paris!!
Thank you for your great review… I really appreciate it. Such a sweet couple…..everyone stopped and watched..and I think enjoyed seeing you get married…… one fella in particular…I am waiting for him to call me..lol

Gina
03/23/2013

5.0
Loved Mary, Did a wonderful job. I highly recommend her.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you Gina!! Your wedding was great and it was my honor to officate!! You are such a beautiful couple and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in taking the time to provide a review to other couples.
thanks again!

Peggy
12/29/2012

5.0
Excellent! Mary was extremely kind and knowledgeable in all aspects of wedding planning. She answered all our queries promptly and guided us through the license application. Her friendly manner set the perfect tone for our ceremony which was customized to us to a tee. I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Hi Peggy,
What an exciting evening we just had! Lots of snow…. which made the Lockwood Mansion look even more spectacular! Your wedding on the red steps was magnificent. You and Bill look fantastic together. I wish I were tall…. sigh! I still cannot believe that you are your sister are not twins…. you looked so beautiful together.
Thanks for writing such a wonderful review. It was fun getting to know you both…and I love your zest for life.
Take wonderful care of each other!!
Services Used: Officiant

Deborah
12/19/2012
5.0
Mary provided us with excellent service. Ours was a private wedding, just me and the groom, and we didn’t have much money. We thought it wasn’t going to be that big of an event for us because of that, but Mary was able to make it so much more. She recommended a venue for us which was free to use and she did the process to get it. She provided us with video of our ceremony as well as wedding photos which made us so happy since we couldn’t afford having any pictures taken. She even provided music during the ceremony and let us choose what she would wear. She took care of all those little details which made that day absolutely perfect for us. We really appreciate everything Mary did for us!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Deborah….it gives Joy to my Heart to be able to help couples on a tight budget, have a lovely wedding…in spite of it. Everyone should have a wonderful start to their wedding…and it does not have to be an expensive affair to be wonderful!
It was my pleasure and delight to help you have a great wedding….and photos and a video to share with your family and friends.
Thanks again for the sweet review… and take wonderful care of each other!!

Anonymous
25 Reviews
2+ years ago
5.0
mary was great
she let us write our whole same sex wedding ceremony and put in some beautiful surprises that delighted us during the ceremony
i.e. we had a floral crown ceremony borrowed from the greek tradition and she added the switching of the crowns and kisses in between each switch even though we didn’t write that in and it was one of the most delightful memories we have of the ceremony.
she was warm and affordable and got back to all my emails right away
she wore a white “robe” similar to a judge’s black robe for our ceremony and used a custom wedding book to read our vows from she did all the legal stuff for us of making the marriage official etc.
no complaints, mary was great!!!! she did rub our other vendors the wrong way and could be kind of bossy, but no one can please everyone all the time 🙂
she was great to us!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Lol…thank you for your review… YES, I AM BOSSY! As I say to my wedding parties….I am overdirective!! BUT is is NOT MY FAULT, the couple picked me.
And frankly, couples pick me typically because they have seen one of my weddings and see the difference a BOSSY JP can make!!! If something is happening that can impact the day, I will speak up and try to rectify it… So Bossy be me….and that might be what makes me a wee bit special…. thanks again!! You are both so beautiful…I loved all the PINK and WHITE…it was like an old fashioned wedding…..all styled by the two of you….Great job!

Esmeralda
11/17/2012
5.0
Mary made our special day even more so!
She made everything easy and stress-free! It was the perfect simple ceremony, just the way we wanted it and she understood exactly what we wanted.
Mary also sent pictures right after the wedding that were absolutely beatiful. It was a great surprise to have these while still waiting for photographer to send the wedding pictures.
Michael and Esmeralda
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Esmeralda for the wonderful review. Your wedding was beautiful and I am glad I got to be part of such a special day!
I am so pleased you are enjoying the photos and video. It is great to have them to share the day with others who could not come…and just to have photos quickly… The photographers make their photos perfect and that takes TIME!! But these are fine for sharing and enjoying quickly.
Thanks again for sharing your experience with me with others…so they can reflect on what they want from a JP.

Cat
10/26/2012
5.0
Mary is wonderful!! She knows exactly how to make any ceremony go as smoothly as possible, and can whip any wayward wedding party member into shape 🙂 Without even attending the rehearsal, she had every single person in our party where they needed to be, when they needed to be there the day of. She also was completely open to meeting with us a few times before the actual ceremony to clarify everything and ease our minds. She has hundreds of options of vows, ceremony types, and so forth, for you to take pieces from, to use, or you can create your own! She truly loves what she does, and as a result, comes across to couples and guests as incredibly genuine. It makes the ceremony that much better! Highly recommended!!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Cat, your review is so great, that I think that angel mom of mine must have been sitting on your shoulder as you typed it!
Wow, I am blow away by your kind words!! Thanks so much for sharing all this with the world of KNOT brides and grooms!!
Your wedding was beautiful and a lot of fun. I always come early if my couples don’t want a rehearsal to make sure everyone knows what to do. With the QUICK TIPS file I send for you to share with everyone….and my arriving early…that tends to do the job well.
Thanks again…and take wonderful care of each other!

Anonymous
2+ years ago
5.0
Mary was great!! We were a clueless bunch and she knew exactly what she was doing to direct us in both a fun and professional way!!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks for the review- lots of couples are anxious before a wedding…but it is fun to see them relax and enjoy it.
Weddings are so much fun. I am glad that you came to me so I could calm your fears and make it fun for you.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review for me! I appreciate it. Now maybe another anxious couple will call me….. hey, that’s my job…to create calm out of chaos!!

Christine
10/14/2012
5.0
Mary brought the love of my life together on our special day. She is very positive and energetic. Mary made us feel very comfortable and everything went very smooth. I would highly recommend Mary’s services. Thank you for being you.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks Christine for the great review. I love to help couples make their wedding as special as it can be!!
You are so sweet to take the time to write a review for other couples!
thanks again…..

Lauren
09/29/2012

5.0
Mary was absolutely amazing and I cannot say enough good things about her. My fiance and I searched through many reviews to find all of our vendors and couldn’t pass up on Mary due to all of her wonderful testimonials. Well, she definitely did not disappoint! She was so helpful during the planning process and answered all of our many questions very quickly. She also helped us plan a wonderful ceremony that was geared completely towards us. When we finally met her the night before our wedding, she was instantly friendly and warm and it felt like I’ve known her for years. She was so wonderful at our wedding and we were constantly receiving comments about how great and special our Officiant was. She even taped our whole ceremony and sent us a ton of pictures the very next morning which was so nice to see right before leaving for our honeymoon. I highly highly recommend her as your wedding officiant!!…
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Lauren,
Thank you so much for your spectacular review. I loved performing your wedding… you are such a beautiful bride!
Your testimonial means so much to me….it means I lived up to your expectations after you read the testimonials on my website.. www.ct-jp.com
I love taking photos at the wedding so my couples have something to see really soon after their wedding….and can even post on facebook right away.
Take wonderful care of each other!!

Meggan
1 Review
09/27/2012
5.0
They day was perfect. My wife and I enjoyed our special day because Mary made everything chaos free and it ran smoothly.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you Meggan …. your wedding was so much fun. It was great getting to know you both… thank you for your kind words!!
Take wonderful care of each other!!!
You are so sweet to share your thoughts with other brides and grooms… it means so much to me…thank you again.

Anonymous
7 Reviews
09/02/2012

5.0
Mary was very professional, responded quickly by email to all my questions and ceremony revisions, and was great to work with. She supplied us with dozens of sample scripts to read through in order to find the tone and content that we were looking for in our ceremony. We were very pleased with the modern options and examples she provided to us, and we ended up with a very unique and thoughtful ceremony that we were thrilled with.
Overall we were incredibly happy with Mary’s performance and all of the services she provides. I highly recommend her!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for writing such a sweet review. You may be anonymous here, but I know who I married on that date!
I am so happy you enjoyed looking through the wedding script samples. I am writing vows all the time and it is fun to create scripts that fit my couples well
Take wonderful care of each other…..and thanks again for the review!

Daryle
5 Reviews
08/18/2012
5.0
We loved Mary! She was amazing!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Daryle,
Aren’t you sweet! Thank you so much for your kind works.. It is easy to be amazing when you have a great couple to work with!!
Take wonderful care of each other!! And thanks again for taking the time to comment… it really means a lot to me!

Anonymous
1 Review
2+ years ago
5.0
Mary Pugh made our event memorable. Everything we wanted in our ceremony she made sure to do! She was very enjoyable to work with and I would recommend her to anyone planning on having a beautiful ceremony. Planning the event was so easy with the help of Mary Pugh. She supplies many ideas of vows that you can read through and guides you through all the steps needed to be married.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks for your review. It was my pleasure to create a special day for you! Couples enjoy looking at a variety of possibilities…and having created so many ceremony scripts…it is fun sharing them.
Thanks again for taking the time to add your comments here!
Take wonderful care of each other!

Rere
1 Review
07/01/2012
5.0
I love Mary P. She is amazing and a life saver !

Brandi and Brittany
1 Review
06/23/2012
5.0
Mary made our day special! We felt like she cared as much about our day as we did. We will definitely call her again when we are ready to renew our vows!
Brandi & Brittany Banks
6-23-2012
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with all the other brides and grooms on WW.
Your wedding was beautiful– I was honored to perform the ceremony and would love to see you again and perform your vow renewal!
Have a wonderful new year…and look forward to your 1st anniversary!!

Selina
1 Review
06/01/2012
5.0
Professional, very accommodating, just a gem of a lady! Mary Pugh made our wedding day “perfect”! Thank you, Selina & Lisa Cash
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks Selina and Lisa! How kind of you to take the time to write a review for me.
Your wedding was so sweet and beautiful, I am so glad you enjoyed it! After coming up all the way for Georgia, it surely had to be great!!
I enjoyed getting to know you both and sharing “Georgia” stories… it has been a while since I have been there…need to head on down for a visit soon!! Before it gets too hot!
Thanks again for this wonderful review…I appreciate it…and you two take wonderful care of each other!

Michelle
1 Review
05/04/2012
5.0
You are simply amazing, god bless you and your family!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank you…..you are so sweet to say that…. and I need all the blessings I can get!!
You are so kind to share your thoughts…I really appreciate it. thanks again… and take wonderful care of each other!!

TarazzleDazzle
5 Reviews
10/01/2011

5.0
Mary is fantastic! She is funny, professional, and goes above and beyond. She helped us to create a ceremony that was the right fit for us and it turned out beautifully. Mary even filmed our ceremony for us with her video camera and tripod (as we did not have a videographer) and took tons of photos before and after the ceremony (so that we’d have some immediate shots to see). The day after our wedding, I already had photos of the big day to gush over!
Mary is extremely responsive and is always happy to answer questions or offer up an idea. She kept our wedding party laughing and smiling during our rehearsal and did a great job with the ceremony.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks for the great review….I take pride in creating wedding script ceremonies that fit my couples and express that they want in a wedding. I enjoy taking pictures and a video so you can enjoy it that soon after the wedding….typically same day…but as I told you….. don’t worry about email on your wedding night!!
Yes, I am all over my couples like a wet pancake… because I know if I were the bride..I would not want to wait for a response…!!
Thanks again for your kind words! I appreciate it!

Shelley
09/10/2011

5.0
We selected Mary Pugh as our wedding officiant. We talked on the phone initially and were impressed with her warm, sincere personality. She is a great listener and cares about delivering a ceremony that is unique and customized to meet the bride and grooms needs. Mary is very organized, returns phone calls and emails promptly and is on time! She worked with us to create a memorable,
ceremony that captured everything and more we asked for. Mary worked hard with the entire wedding party at our rehearsal dinner to ensure we were ready for our “Big Day”. The day of our wedding she was all set up with her audio, coordinated with our flutist, harpist and wedding planner to align with the sequence of our wedding program. She is an excellent public speaker and coached us all on appropriate wedding etiquette. She provided those “extra touches” of memorial remembrance, hand blessing, ceremonial braid and an overall ceremony that was appreciated by all. Mary also as a “special gift” took photographs of our wedding right after the ceremony and created a memorable CD for us- it is beautiful- and much appreciated. She also provided us with a beautiful copy of the wedding ceremony on gorgeous paper with lovely font. Mary also was very instrumental in assisting us with the process of obtaining a marriage license. Mary is very experienced as a wedding officiant- She offers those special touches to customize and meet your needs on your special day. We highly recommend Mary Pugh as a wedding officiant!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Wow Shelley…this review is so great…they will think my mother write it!
Thanks so much! I do take a lot of pride in what I do…and I really do my best to make the ceremony really create a statement about my couples!!
I am thrilled you enjoyed the photos and the video. I know that if I were the bride I would want to see cool pictures as quickly as possible….waiting for weeks would be so hard….so at least my couples have photos to send to family and friends…and to post up on facebook. A LOT of couples post ALL of my photos…which is fun to look at online.
Thanks again for great review….I really care about my weddings and I appreciate your noticing that!! Take wonderful care of each other!!!

equichik11
5.0
Mary was great, loved that she took the time to sit down with us to get to know us prior to the wedding and did everything we asked her to!!
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thank so much for the great review! Yes, I love meeting with my couples at a local Starbucks so I can get to know them. It was fun getting to know you and creating a ceremony that works so well.
Thanks again…and take wonderful care of each other!!

dena.reiter
10/03/2010

5.0
mary was extremely knowledgeable and helped us from start to finish in terms of picking out a script for our vows, helping us with the structure of the ceremony, going through the rehearsal with us, getting the marriage license, and finally, performed a beautiful ceremony on the big day. she is reliable, punctual, and very nice and personable. everyone commented on how nice and smooth our ceremony was. mary took her own photos before and after the ceremony and sent them to me and my husband the day of the wedding. it was so fun to see what everyone was doing while we were getting ready, taking pictures, etc. it was definitely a nice bonus! mary definitely takes her job very seriously and really seems to care about each and every person she works with.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks so much for this fabulous review! Your wedding was so much fun. I really enjoyed working with you to make it special.’
Yes, I do take my weddings seriously…it is one of the most important events in your lives…and I NEVER forget that!!
I am glad you enjoyed the photos. I have fun taking them…I try to take all the pictures that I think YOU would take if you weren’t so busy being the bride!!
Thanks again!! and take wonderful care of each other!!!

Howard
12/30/2009
5.0
Mary made our very simple ceremony a very special day. She provided exactly what we asked for, and made it even better with her own ideas.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks Howard….how kind of you to write a review. I KNOW how busy you are!!
Your wedding at Calf Pasture Beach was great. It was a bit nippy….but you both dressed for the weather and it was a lot of fun…we took our time and enjoyed it out there and took lots of pictures! One more year and it is time for your 5th anniversary and a vow renewal!!
Thanks again for being so sweet!

Skip
08/21/2006

5.0
Mary really cares for her couples. She always goes out of her way to make everything special for all who attend.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Skip, aren’t you sweet. There aren’t many couples that get married in a French castle…but you are one!
thanks so much!

Carolyn
06/26/2005

5.0
Ms. Pugh arrived early for the ceremony so she could take pictures, and took pictures after as well, which she sent me on a beautiful disk. I didn’t ask for this service, but was so grateful to her. The pictures were beautiful. Mary spent a lot of time working with my husband and myself on our vows, and provided a beautiful ceremony for us. I recommend her to anyone.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Hi Carolyn,
Sorry for the slow response. I hadn’t been checking for reviews. In fact, I just discovered I got the award for 2012 when then called me to say I got it for 2013…so I went to look…and saw these reviews…wow…so I then got myself into gear and send out one of their little requests for review…so a bunch just got added.
Your wedding was beautiful…and it was fun making the personalized cds for my couples. Now, I send the photos and video, name change kit, copies of the script and the certificate…all via Dropbox! It makes it easy to send them…NOTE: And if any of my couples have lost their photos….I have most of them so just ask…and I can send them via dropbox! now)).
Thanks again for the review…you are every sweet and I appreciate it. Take wonderful care of each other!!

amber
03/23/2013

4.8
Mary was wonderful. she married my girlfriend and I and her example ceremonies for same sex weddings were amazing and beautiful. I would strongly recommend her.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Thanks so much for your review! I enjoyed meeting you both….and performing your wedding. I hope you enjoy the photos and video!!

Anonymous

4.8
Mary was super friendly during our meeting, and very very organized at the rehearsal. DH & I thought this was really important, because we had seen another relative’s wedding ceremony that hadn’t flowed very well. Mary took care of positioning our party, talking about how to walk, hold flowers, smile, and more during the rehearsal. DH had basically written our whole ceremony from her template suggestions (taking a bit from here, and a bit from there), and she had no issues with us doing that. The one part we had trouble with, was that each of us was to say our vows, then she was supposed to ask the other if they accepted them- this way we could say “I do.” Then we would say something while giving our rings. During the ceremony, she handed DH a paper with his vows AND the ring words written on it, so when it came time for her to ask me if I accepted, she forgot she had to say something. I had to mouth to her quickly to ask, and DH showed her the paper, at which point she did. A minor problem in all. What we really liked about Mary was that she would step to the left and right during the ceremony. This was perfect for our venue, because then our photographer (and friends!) could get clear shots of just the two of us standing at the venue. It made for some really fantastic pictures. Mary also took some of her own pictures before and after the ceremony, as well as a video of the ceremony, which is included in her price.
Mary Pugh, Justice of the Peace responded with the following comments:
Your wedding was one of my favorites… I love performing weddings at Mystic….and yes, I did get a little distracted for a second when those two Beluga whales zoomed over when I moved to the side for the vow exchange…oops…. but it all went well. It is not typical for the couples to verbally accept each other’s vows… so I missed that for a second…good thing you whispered a clue to me. But that is a VERY nice touch in a ceremony…. I love all the photos with the Beluga and the video was great. It is such fun when they spritz water on us all… It is a wonder I wasn’t fumbling all over the place!!
Yes, I tend to optimize how I position myself…and the entire bridal party so that the photographer can get the best photographs. A lot of my weddings are actually referred to me by photographers for that reason. They know the bridal party has been trained and rehearsed to have the setup for great photos of everyone…not just the couple…and the spacing and pauses add elegance and pagentry to the event. You did a wonderful job planning out your entire wedding…and I was honored to be chosen to officiate at it.
Thanks again for your great review.

Thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony, the location was amazing! 

We are more than satisfied with you going beyond your duty to accommodate our needs. 

We will never forget this day and all the more special you made it!!!

 Christy and Jennifer – October 7, 2011

 With Mary, the wedding is in the details, and she will take care of every single one. 

We couldn’t believe how easy she made the entire process. 

She ensured that everything was in place for us to have a beautiful ceremony. All we had to do was show up. 

The best part is, she does all of this with the most warm and friendly attitude. She made the whole thing a cinch. 

She was incredibly helpful. And she’s a genuinely nice person. Can’t recommend her enough.

Colin and Joe – December 26, 2011

You were wonderful and we want to thank you so much for a wonderful day!!!

Giovannis was amazing!!!!!!

Great recommendation!!!!

You rock!!!

Talyah and Tiffany – May 14, 2011

 Thank you Mary!
I couldn’t have asked for more than what you did for our special day!
You were perfect at accommodating our ceremony and we had so much fun!
I can’t say thank you enough!
You do have.permission to use our photos on your site and I will get to the testimonial as soon as I can. Its going to be a very busy week tying to change my name as soon as we get the certificate in the mail. Very happy you sent me the instructions! !!!
I will highly recommend you to all I know when they need a JP!

Andres and Tracy – July 9, 2011

 I’m so glad everything went great as planned.
Thank you so much for doing our wedding we couldn’t be happier.
We were glad to see the pictures, they look beautiful.
Definitely looking forward to seeing the video

Mr and Mrs Piterson Juste – August 7, 2011

(Christy performed this ceremony)

Thank you both so much for all you did for our ceremony.

We are so happy with how it all turned out. You both made this so easy for us.

We loved Connecticut so much that we want to move there. Seriously, we do.

I have already started looking for a job. Thank you for the extra attention you gave to the girls (our dogs), it was so nice having them be a part of it.

Dave and Ken were right, you guys are awesome. 

Tracy and Melissa – August 12, 2011

(Christy performed this ceremony)

Thank you both so much for all you did for our ceremony.

We are so happy with how it all turned out. You both made this so easy for us.

We loved Connecticut so much that we want to move there. Seriously, we do.

I have already started looking for a job. Thank you for the extra attention you gave to the girls (our dogs), it was so nice having them be a part of it.

Dave and Ken were right, you guys are awesome.

Tracy and Melissa -August 12, 2011

Thank you so much for making our wedding in Connecticut special, it was more than we ever could have expected.

You can tell that you truly love your job as it shows in the quality of work that you do and the memories that you create for your customers.

We also appreciated the photos and the video, it will allow us to remember this day forever.

Heather and Sander – August 12, 2011

 Thank you for making our special day a truly memorable one!!
We were very impressed with the attention to detail, from the wedding music, to the beautiful ceremony, the photos and video and the beautiful folder with our wedding ceremony enclosed.
We will definitely recommend you to our friends.

Eugenia, Terry and Marco (pet) – September 21, 2011

Thank you so much for everything.  Thanks to you – we are married!!!  🙂  Life could not be better.

We are spreading the word of your services.  Let us know when you update your website or get a Facebook page, so we can share that with our friends.

Caitlin and Elizabeth – June 24, 2011

Dear Mary:  Once again I would like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony on Sunday.  

It was perfect as was the rest of the day.  

Jackie and Karl truly had the happiest day of their lives (so far).  

Mary, I can’t believe that you took all those wonderful pictures and that we have video as well!  

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.  

I can’t express enough what all the memories you left us with mean.  

You definitely put the saying go the extra mile to the extreme.  

Thank you again –I am so glad that we found you!!  And we will keep in touch!  Love Ellen(Bride’s mom)

Jackie and Karl Anderson – September 4, 2011

Thank you so much Mary!

You were great , and helped us so much with the most important part of the night.

We had everyone compliment  you on the ceremony . They said you were very engaging , clear and very thoughtful.

 Again thanks for all you have done!

Anthony & Heather – September 11, 2011

 We couldn’t have picked a better person to marry us.
Mary was relaxed and laidback enough to make us feel at ease, but still remained earnest, and placed importance on the occasion.
The guidance during picture taking was awesome, and she went out of her way to help us make the day special.
If getting married wasn’t a one-time thing I would definitely use her again

Lesa and Robin – August 25, 2011

 We would like to express our deepest gratitude to your fabulous service as our Officiant.
You were superb!
We appreciate that you were sensitive to our needs and incorporated our story into the wedding vows.
You practively developed a poem and qoutes that were tailored to our guests, the environment to which the event was held as well as our eclectic life experiences.
We were fond that you worked to make the experience a delight by also providing tips and offering suggestions suitable to our taste.
You were professional, empathetic and simply fabulous.
You made our day.
You were really wonderful, supportive and kind. It was such a pelasure working with you. Our guests wre especialyl happy with you and remembered a lot of your quotes.

We knew we had the perfect person to officate our grand day!

Thank you kindly for your graciousness.

Harlem and John – September 24, 2011

Mary,

Thank you for all of your help with our wedding.
From the first meeting all the way through the ceremony you gave us invaluable advice that no one else mentioned.
You provided incredibly useful materials that made creating our own ceremony approachable, fun and some of our favorite memories of wedding preparation.
You were open to our ideas and helped us craft them into an elegant ceremony.
You made sure the practical stuff (license, copies, other forms) was easy.
You brought an understanding of us together with knowledge of what works for weddings.
Your suggestion that Bruce play an introduction for himself on the Sax inspired him to burst out the first bars of Laura’s Theme and brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you for wading through mud, fending off geese,  hammering a wine box, laughing with us and helping to make this a wonderful day. 


Thank you so much for the pictures they are wonderful and it is fantastic to have them in these first few days when the memories are still fresh.

We curl up together and watch the pictures, laugh and tell each other stories about the wedding. Thank You!

We can only hope that sharing our superb experience with you helps other couples to find you too!

Thank You!

Laura and Bruce – September 24, 2011

 Thank you Mary!

I couldn’t have asked for more than what you did for our special day!

You were perfect at accommodating our ceremony and we had so much fun!

I can’t say thank you enough! You do have.permission to use our photos on your site and I will get to the testimonial as soon as I can.

Its going to be a very busy week trying to change my name as soon as we get the certificate in the mail. Very happy you sent me the instructions (note: sent name change kit)! !!!

I will highly recommend you to all I know when they need a JP!

Andres and Tracy Hernandez – July 8, 2011

Thank you so much for everything!

The pictures were very nice and allowed us to prepare an album.

We will definitely forward a testimonial soon.

Brittanny and Shavonne (Yorktown Heights, NY) – July 15, 2011

Hi Christy, 

We wanted to thank you sooooo much for the pics and what a great job you did performing the ceremony.

We will pass your name on. Everyone we talk to said it was the best wedding they have ever been to.

Dawn and Shannon – August 6 2011

I’m so glad everything when great as planned. 

Thank you so much for doing our wedding we couldn’t be happier. 

We were glad to see the pictures, they look beautiful. 

Definitely looking foward to see the video.

Mr and Mrs Piterson Juste – August 7, 2011

Thank you both so much for all you did for our ceremony. (Christy performed the ceremony)

 

We are so happy with how it all turned out. You both made this so easy for us.

 

We loved Connecticut so much that we want to move there. Seriously, we do.

 

I have already started looking for a job.

 

Thank you for the extra attention you gave to the girls (our dogs), it was so nice having them be a part of it.

 

Dave and Ken were right, you guys are awesome.

Tracy and Melissa (Michigan) – August 12, 2011

Thank you so much for making our wedding in Connecticut special, it was more than we ever could have expected. 

You can tell that you truly love your job as it shows in the quality of work that you do and the memories that you create for your customers. 

We also appreciated the photos and the video, it will allow us to remember this day forever.

Heather and Sander (Orlando, FL) – August 12, 2011

 Mary,
I just wanted to take the time to let you know how pleased I am with your services.  The ceremony was sweet and simple, just what we wanted.

I just finished viewing the pictures you took.  Seeing them made me feel like it was Saturday June 18th all over again. I must have watched the slide show at least 3 times.  They captured the day perfectly.  We will cherish those pictures for years to come.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Trudi

Trudi and Wendell Walter – June 18, 2011

Just wanted to let you know that our wedding day went perfectly. 

As you know, we came from out of town and had a fairly tight schedule, so we had a bit of anxiety flying across the country to get married by someone we had never actually met in person.  

You helped allay those concerns by promptly contacting us immediately after our initial inquiry and by providing us with detailed written information regarding the marriage license, the ceremony, the driving directions, etc…

It also was very helpful that your emails and website outlined exactly what services you would be providing. 

Fortunately for us, things turned out exactly as advertised.  

We met at the town clerk’s office for the initial paperwork and then went to a beautiful park for the ceremony. 

We had a gorgeous day and we love the photos and video that you provided. 

It was an added touch that the people who were relaxing in the park were so moved that they applauded at the end of the ceremony and came over to congratulate us.  

We then went back to the clerk’s office with you and picked up our certified copy of our license and we were on our way to Giovanni’s to celebrate (great recommendation, we loved it).

 Thanks again for all your help and your professional service.

Gregg and Mac – June 15, 2011

We were so happy that we chose to have Mary officiate at our ceremony.
She was so helpful with every step of the process and she did a beautiful job at the ceremony.
We couldn’t have been more pleased.
Thank you, Mary, for making our day so special!

Louie and Lane – June 22, 2011

I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything on Saturday.
Wow – what an amazing and moving ceremony.
You were wonderful and did a fantastic job.

I am so grateful that Michelle recommended you to me.

Rosanna Traina – Vow renewal for Maria and Frank – June 4, 2011

 I just wanted to thank you for all you did for us.

You really made our day special with all the craziness around us.

I am sorry I didn’t touch base with you sooner, but we start construction on the house the day after the wedding and the holiday weekend this is the first chance I had to touch base.

Again thank you so much, I now understand why you are #1 in the state.

A title well deserved.

Lisa & Jim Binkley – May 22, 2011

Tom and I want to thank you again for performing our marriage yesterday in Darien and especially for arranging to have all the necessary paperwork taken care of in a single trip.  

It was a pleasure to meet you, and in such pleasant circumstances, and Tom and I both appreciate all the trouble you went to on our behalf.

I hope that, fairly soon, no one will have to cross state lines to get married, but until then, we wish you tons of success at getting awkward, uptight same-sex couples, from Connecticut, New York or even deepest Texas, to kiss in public after they’ve said I do.

Tom and Ned – May 31, 2011

 We are so happy that we chose Mary as our JP.  She helped turn what we thought might be a crazy day into an amazingly, beautiful occasion.

From the time we selected Mary until the last photo, we knew we made the right decision.  The files she sent us with ceremony options and potential locations were so helpful in planning the perfect ceremony.

Mary took so many beautiful photos and a great video of the ceremony that she sent to us the very next day.

As an officiant, she was professional and flexible and fit right in with our fun-loving and sometimes silly personalities.  She even let us pick the color of her robe!

We both highly recommend Mary Pugh as a Justice of the Peace.  She will help make your day very special.

Sarah and Michelle – May 29, 2011

 We were so blessed to have Mary officiate as our Justice of the Peace for our wedding,
and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts.

She did an amazing job!  From all the information she sent us before hand, all our questions she answered, guidance, the photos and video she took, her responsiveness and attention to detail, and all the special touches, she definitely went out of her way and above and beyond!

She made everything feel so easy and organized, which made us both feel so relaxed and peaceful, knowing everything would go just perfectly, and she truly made our wedding day perfect!

We will definitely be recommending her to all of our friends!

Peter and Angel – May 21 2011

We would like to sincerely thank you for everything you did to make our wedding the best day of our lives!  

You were professional, but very personable when dealing with our desires and we appreciate every detail!  

Being that we live in Florida, we had to find someone we could trust with our event planning. 

With just a few phone calls and emails here-and-there, we were able to have everything arranged just the way we had always envisioned it.  

Thank you for your encouragement and support through the entire process.  

You were helpful from start to finish, and beyond!!!  Wishing you great continued success!!!!

With our love,

Tiffany & Talyah Vann – May 14, 2011

 Wow so much more than I was expecting.
The price was nothing compared to what we received.
We received a personalized certificate of our vows.
I have been to many civil ceremonies before but nothing like this.
Mary has made this a day to remember.
With her happy smiling face and beautiful grace in which she performed our ceremony.
The photos and Video were a nice touch.
We had our ceremony in Conn but we would like her to do our Ceremony in NYC. Thank Mary for making our day wonderful.

Noemi & Sandra – May 16, 2011

Mary was an absolute treasure from the first call through planning and culminating our nuptials in a stress-free and magical ceremony.

She delivered way above and beyond through her support, responsiveness, and attention to detail.

She customized our ceremony in a way that was personal, and reflected my and my partner’s unique personalities.

This is not the typical, generic justice of the peace experience;

Mary’s sensitivity and insight create a really special and memorable occasion that you will cherish forever.

We will recommend her to all of our friends!

Manuel & Andrew – May 20, 20 11

 We want to thank you so much for such a beautiful heartfelt ceremony and making our wedding day be filled with so much love.

Thank you for adding all the detailed touches, providing intimate soft music, personalizing our ceremonial words and capturing the wonderful gift of everlasting memories through numerous photos and video.
We definitely were blessed to have found such a wonderful person to marry us.
We are the happiest couple in the world.

Deborah and Jose Cruz – May 1, 2011

 We just wanted to thank you again for all the beautiful pictures and the video of our wedding.
Our guests really enjoyed your personality and we will definitely refer you to any other friends/ family when the opportunity comes along.
Thanks again for all of your help and suggestions…
everything turned out simple yet lovely, just as we had hoped for!

Josie and Ricardo 🙂 – March 26 2011

We are home and have settled back into our everyday life of work. 

We wanted to thank you for everything. 

The pics are great and so is the video.

I will post a testimonial on your site for you. Once again thank you so much.

Tania and Julie – April 13, 2011

Thara and I would like to thank you for performing the wedding for us.

It was everything that her and I envisioned plus more! 

It will definitely become one of our most memorable moments in each other’s lives and hopefully just the beginning of future enjoyable moments. 

Thank you once again and best of wishes.

I will be certain to refer you to other friends and family in the future.

O’Kufre and Thara – August 21, 2010

Thank you so much for performing our ceremony.

We heard and felt each word you spoke. 

You touched our hearts and our guests’ hearts! 

 We got your photos and video. Thank you so much for those!

Nyree and Brian Pieck – September 19, 2010

We were so happy to have found Mary Pugh to officiate over our wedding. 

She made everything feel easy and organized – from the first conversation. 

Mary’s resources for writing our ceremony and her advice on what would complete our special day were a gift.  

Also, we were SO thankful we opted to have Mary at the Rehearsal. 

 It really helped to ease any potential nerves on how the actual ceremony would go.  

It was really perfect.  And having her send pictures was just icing on the cake! 

Meagan & Rachel – October 2, 2010

 Mary is an amazing Justice of the Peace.
She is kind, funny, smart and most of all, she made our marriage memorable.
At a time when gay marriage is contentious, Liz and I were lucky to find Mary to officiate our lesbian wedding.
Taking the train from New York, Mary kindly picked us up, drove us to the town hall and drove us back in time to get the next train back home.
Her ceremony was fun and regardless of the simple option we chose, the wedding was anything but simple!
Mary took tons of photos and made our day especial.

Lyra & Liz – September 2010

It was our pleasure. Jonathan and I are ski/snowboard fanatics, so snow on the beach sounds perfect. I’m glad it all worked out. The ceremony was wonderful on Sunday

Hi Kevin and Simon,

 Thank you so much for highly recommending my services as a JP to Jonathan and Eric.  

We had a great wedding in the snow at the beach!!

Yes, it was chilly….but we had a great time! 

I appreciate your thinking of me…and I know you are taking wonderful care of each other.

Do stay in touch!!

thanks again, 

Mary

Kevin & Simon’s recommendation – January 2011

 

We both want to thank you very much for your assistance in our special day.
Everything turned out perfect,
and your warm touches made the ceremony more memorable.

John & Humberto – March 25, 2011

 

We both want to thank you very much for your assistance in our special day.
Everything turned out perfect,
and your warm touches made the ceremony more memorable.

John & Humberto – March 25, 2011

I would love to thank you Mary for making my wedding the best moment in my life.

With Traveling from another state. U made it so easy and comfortable for us.

From the taping to the pictures. the helping with the Vows.

Words can not truly Express How much Of a great thing you have done.

If I ever have to Refer anyone. U will be it.

Because you’re Awesome And professional.

And I thank you so Much!

Kenneth Phillips – Valentine’s Day 2011

Thank you so much for wonderful ceremony you performed! You made our day special!

 Thank you so much also for great pictures and video.

 Happy Holidays and have a great week!

Joanna and Piotr – December 19, 2010

The ceremony was everything we could ever ask for filled with laughter and love.

I couldn’t have asked for anything more

Thank you Mary for inviting us into your home to share a beautiful important moment in the beginning of the rest of our lives.

AMIE JOHNSON and LARRY RUFFIN II – December 18. 2011

 We decided to elope and everything was better than we had hoped.
Thanks to Mary, instead of just a trip to the courthouse– we ended going to the beach and
now have a great video of our wedding.

D and A (1-11-11) – January 11, 2011

 What can we say??? The wedding ceremony was beautiful!!! The gazebo and the beautiful fall surroundings added a lovely touch to our special day!!  You really took some AWESOME pictures of us. Our family and friends were very impressed as well. Although it was a bit chilly out, we all looked like a million bucks!! The video is breathtaking!!!  Thank you for a wonderful unforgettable day!!! We have already told a few friends about you …soooo.. you should be hearing from them soon!!!!

Deb and Rho – October 22, 2010

Mary, I wanted to thank you so much for all of your work for the above wedding.  I know Meredith & Randy appreciated all your professionalism, information, guidance and suggestions in making their ceremony so very special.  My husband, Scott, and I felt great knowing they had you in their corner to help everything move along.

Just wanted you to know we appreciated you!

Coralie King – Mother of the Bride (Meredith King and Randy – August 28, 2010

Thank you so much for helping us in our wedding. We really liked the pictures you took of us. You made the whole process smooth, easy and stress free.

Ann and Errol – September 17, 2010

Austin and i just wanted to say THANK YOU for being such a wonderful and integral part of our wedding. people were commenting on how great the ceremony was, how smooth it went, and how much they liked your voice! i just finished looking at the pictures you sent me and i am so happy you did this for us, you have no idea. i have been dying to see pictures from the wedding and so far all i have is a few shots on facebook. you really captured what was going on that day, especially during the times when austin and i were off getting ready and taking pictures. it was fun to see what everyone was doing when we weren’t there with them.

We will be sure to write a great review on your site as well as recommend you to our friends who are looking for a JP in CT.

Dena & Austin – October 3 2010

We were so happy to have found Mary Pugh to officiate over our wedding. She made everything feel easy and organized – from the first conversation. Mary’s resources for writing our ceremony and her advice on what would complete our special day were a gift.

 Also, we were SO thankful we opted to have Mary at the Rehearsal.  It really helped to ease any potential nerves on how the actual ceremony would go.  It was really perfect.  And having her send pictures was just icing on the cake!

Meagan & Rachel – October 1 2010

 Lilly and I want to thank you for making our  wedding ceromony so wonderful and non stressful.

Your professionalism, knowledge and caring personality made both of us so comfortable and happy.

We  feel  that we were blessed to have you and such a wonderful day to get Married on.

Lilly and I are also so very grateful for all the wonderful photos  and the video that you took and it was such a surprise that with your busy schedule you were able to get them to us so fast, we enjoy looking at them over and over.

Lilly wants me to let you know that she will be recommending you to anyone who wants to get married.

She also wants you to know that  you have our permission  to you use our photos on your web site with our blessings.

Thank you so much for everything that you have done for us and for making us feel so special. We wish you all the best with your daughter’s wedding.

May you continue to give the special gift that we received to all who choose you as their Justice of the Peace.

Bob and Lillian Murphy – September 4, 2010

Mary,

I just want to let you know how thrilled Joe and I were with our wedding ceremony.  Everyone loved you and I have received so many requests for the details of our ceremony that I had to post the ceremony on our wedding web site – how many times have you heard of that?  Our parents loved the personalized details in the ceremony.  So many of our family and friends, who have been married for years now, raved about the Rose ceremony and the Blessing of the Hands saying they wish they knew about these before they got married.  I know the purchase of roses will be increasing with our family and friends for a while.

You paid attention to so many details and made us feel so at ease, especially when you knew how anxious I was about having an audience for such a personal event.  Working with us to find just the right passage that fit us for my sister Kim to read was great.

When we received our CD I was amazed.  I know you told us what would be on it but the video was more than I could have hoped for, it came out so fantastic.  I know I will cherish this for years and years to come.

Most weddings I have been to have all the same components and most people talk about the reception when talking about a wedding, with our wedding people are talking about how special the ceremony was and that is a credit to you, giving us all the resources to work with to design something unique for us that fit our situation.

I now can say without a doubt I know why you are the number 1 JOP in CT.  You have earned that ranking.

Chris Weady and Joe Trudeau – August 14, 2010

 UPDATE:
I am making it a priority to get the last year or so’s testimonials up.  I have been so busy with weddings that I have tagged them, but need to load them in.

I also need to update my site.  I laugh when I see my  100 weddings a year  comment…Last year I did over 300 weddings.

Plus this year I was the featured JP on a televised wedding on the Tyra Banks show.  I plan to pop that video up soon.

In the next few months I will be upgrading my site…it is due for an overhaul!!

Thanks to all my beautiful couples who keep me so busy by sending all their friends and family members to me.  I don’t even bother to advertise anymore….you are all keeping me busy in my quest to make wonderful days for wonderful couples.

Mary  June 2010

a note from Mary – June 2010

Thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony and wedding us and being there on our special day.

Off course we will recommend you for everyone

much love and thank you so so much

Bo & Jacqui Winnberg – July 9 2009

 David and I wanted you to know how delighted we were with the entire day on July 1st.  You helped us make it memorable, and we appreciate and thank you for your kindness, thoughfulness, and sincerity.  You will always be in our hearts every time we look at our wedding rings.

I just received the disc you made, the disk itself is impressive, with the burned-on picture and verbage – outstanding!     Thanks

David & Michael – July 1 2009

   Jim & I wanted to thank you for performing such a nice wedding ceremony for us.  All of us thought it was lovely. I am looking forward to the pictures!!!  We went back to Beth & Steve’s house and had a nice BBQ with some other friends.. very low key, just as we wanted. The day could not have turned out better. Again, Thanks

Patty & Jim Heaton – July 27 2009

Alrighty!
We  wanted to thank you soo very much for performing our service. It was so wonderful, and the wedding of our dreams (despite the weather. Thank you so much for everything.

We got everything, and we wanted to tell you thank you so much for the photos. They turned out so wonderful! We can’t wait to get them printed and show off your skills. 🙂
Again, thank you so much for everything.
We’re going to recommend you to every other couple we see that want to get married.

August & Ashley – September 11, 2009

 Thank you for the wonderful job you did with our wedding.

You really made the entire experience a joy.

Your suggestions and guidance for our ceremony helped take the stress and worry out of the entire process which allowed us to enjoy our special day even more.

Sergio and I will tell anyone getting married in Connecticut to get in touch with Mary!

Steve & Sergio – January 22, 2010

Kathy and I just wanted to thank you for all your help with our wedding at Green Rocks B & B.  Your website made it easy for us to decide what we wanted and how we wanted our wedding to take place and most of all you helped us with our vows.  Your words made it is easy for us pick a ceremony that was simple and elegant but still expressed our feelings for each other.  We wish we could have met you but having Senator Bob Duff officiate at our ceremony was a real treat, he made us comfortable and at ease right away.

Senator Duff was quick with a smile but he understood how much being able to get legally get married meant to us.  We really appreciated the copy of our vows and having it all captured on a DVD that we can share with our family and friends.

You made it easy for us and that made our day memorable because it went so smoothly.

Kathy and Sheila – September 25, 2009

 We would like to thank you for giving us such a wonderful wedding ceremony. From the very first contact, we knew that we were dealing with someone special who cared about our experience.

Your insight in addition to your website provided us with valuable information so that we could create the perfect ceremony.

You went above and beyond to ensure the wedding ceremony was personalized for us.  We were definitely put at ease by your responsiveness, relaxed nature and professionalism.

Mary, you are definitely Connecticut’s top Justice of the Peace and we would recommend you to any prospective couple. Tim and I would like to thank you for being part of a truly memorable experience

Martin & Tim – September 18, 2009

 We wanted to thank you so very much for performing our wedding
ceremony.The day was very special to us and you made it that
much better.
Thank you for being so positive and thoughtful. We love the CD and it
will be a great memory for us to have forever.
You really made our day special and to never forget.
Thanks again
!

Maria & Claudia – November 14, 2008

 We just wanted to say what a great job you have done on Saturday! It was wonderful, and more than we expected! Thank you so much for making our day very special!

Thank you once again and we just can’t wait to see the pictures that you took!
.

Bojana and Andreas – December 13, 2008

We did receive the DVD. We got it Thursday. We can’t wait to have it playing at the reception. It is awesome! We are having the reception at the vineyard in Louden county Virginia. We will keep you posted on the date. We would love for you to come. Again, thank you so much for everything!!

You have made the wedding so easy and stress free. All of our are friends now want to get married! I have forwarded your name to them. Let us know when you are in the area. We would love to do lunch or something.

You are the best!!

Greg & Rob – March 16, 2009

Sorry it took so long to get back to you but we just got home from our vacation.

Thank you again for such a lovely ceremony, it is exactly what Jason and I wanted.

You did a wonderful job and both of us felt very comfortable in your presence in such an important, intimate moment of our lives.

We received the DVD and loved the photos that you took…All of our friends and family can’t say enough about the folder you created.

Kristin & Jason Studeny – April 10, 2009

We are back home this evening and still kind of glowing from the wedding. You all did a wonderful job of absolutely everything. It could not have been more perfect. We look forward to getting the pictures. Of course, family and friends here are awaiting their chance to see our wedding day.

Oh my gosh! We expected a simple slide show of pictures. The music, the hearts! What a sweet presentation for us to share with our friends. Thank you again for everything you did to make our wedding a memory to last foreve

Joyce and Helen – July 29 2009

Thank you so much Mary!!!

We thought the ceremony was just beautiful and perfect in everyway.  The ring ceremony for the girls was truly special and unique.

Thank you for everything you have for us….

Cyndi & Mark Berardi – August 30, 2009

Thank you so much — we talked the rest of the day of how seamless you made our very special day — the restaurant choice was wonderful– we enjoyed a beautiful view and great food

 Thanks so much –we will be in touch

Ash & Mel – September 8, 2009

We had a blast yesterday… getting married with you was fabulous.
Your sparkling cheery personality and attention to detail was truly wonderful.
Thank you so so much for going the extra miles for us!

You’re a gem and you made our very special moment even more special.

I wish we could get married by you every day it was so lovely and an amazing memory that we will cherish for the rest of our lives together!

It was the greatest time, you were an absolute pleasure.

Thank you and all the very best to you,  love Tania and Michaele

Tania and Michaele – August 5, 2009

 Jim & I wanted to thank you for performing such a nice wedding ceremony for us.  All of us thought it was lovely. I am looking forward to the pictures!!!  We went back to Beth & Steve’s house and had a nice BBQ with some other friends.. very low key, just as we wanted. The day could not have turned out better.

Patty & Jim Heaton – July 27, 2009

Both Glenn and I want to thank you so very much for the outstanding job you did as our JP for our wedding.
The ceremony, the vows, the music, the personal touches and everything you did was exactly as we had envisioned it!

There was nothing that could have made our day more perfect.

 

Thank you for the pictures and the video.
Your kindess and special way of doing things is super and we are really glad you were there to share our special day.
Kudos!

 

Anne and Glenn French – July 3 2009

We have just received the CD you sent us. The pictures you took are very good. It has been our pleasure to have you hold our wedding, and thank you for sharing those precious moments with us. We hope we will stay in touch.

Hui and Xiaopu – July 25, 2009

 Hello Mary Pugh,
I thank you for being our justice of the peace on my wedding day. My husband and I are very happy. He said to me Rosse, how do you know about this JP? She’s well organized, and did a professional job. I’m glad I selected you; not only did my husband have compliments about you, but also my family and (in the future, they would love to have you at their ceremony.) I love the pictures, I can’t wait to receive more pictures by mail.

I’m so sorry  for not telling you this earlier, but I’m very happy I choose the right justice of the peace and I have to say you’re very nice lady and you care (from these days I’ve been talking to you.) Good Luck with everything I’m pretty sure you get LOTS of compliments:)
take care.

GOD BLESS YOU!

ps. I hope you post this on your wall so people can see and select you to be jp for their wedding, they won’t regret it.

Rosse and Gabor Kiss – August 1, 2009

 Mary was a perfect mistress of ceremonies, she knew exactly what we wanted and created it.

And she delighted in marrying a same-sex couple!

 

 

Michael and Jess, Wilton, CT – July 15, 2009

 Ms. Pugh was a wonderful officiant for our wedding ceremony.
She worked with us in customizing a ceremony that we felt suited our personalities and beliefs.
She is very responsive to emails and questions and has creative suggestions.

The wedding certificate and copy of the vows that she gave to us are very special and sentimental tokens of our wonderful day.

In addition, she took pictures on the day of the wedding which captured some great moments.

If you are in need of a justice of the peace, we highly recommend Ms. Pugh.  She is so nice, has a great sense of humor, and makes you feel great on your wedding day!

Denise and Sean – May 16 2009

Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special.  You really went out of the way for us, and it was greatly appreciated.
All of the information you gave us before hand was also helpful.
You are very organized and efficient with everything.  It was helpful having you to answer questions that we had (and we had plenty) lol.

 We enjoyed having that quick breakfast with you before the ceremony- it was a great way for us to get to know you (the person who would pronounce Nichole and I as married!!!).

We are very happy that we choose you to perform the ceremony. You and the people in Darien were just wonderful.  We felt so comfortable and at ease.

You did an awesome job and everyone there loved the music and bubbles!!  We have such beautiful memories.  Today we received the dvd and pictures that you sent, they are great! We cant wait to share them with everyone!

PS-  Thanks for suggesting where to go for lunch, we had a great time celebrating.   :o)

Isabella & Nichole – June 2009

 We’d like to thank you very much for the great service you did to us for our wedding.
Your flexibility and attentiveness allowed us to have the ceremony on the beach in Norwalk like we wanted to, despite the last-minute difficulties.
Your professionalism allowed us to have a lovely ceremony (the music added a lot, as well as other things you thought of).
By driving our friends and us from the train station and back you also made everything simpler, and we really appreciate your devotion throughout the process, including the ordering of the taxi, etc.

We had a very enjoyable weekend in Newport, RI afterward, and we’re now back in NYC.

So thank you again.
We’ll definitely recommend your service to our friends.

Doron & Amir – June 26, 2009

 I just got back to Florida and received your CD. It is wonderful!
Thank you, again, for making our wedding ceremony so meaningful.

You did a phenomenal job, and we will have this CD to remember it, and you, for a very long time.

The music, the bubbles, your beautiful voice, and your personalization, made our service so special, poignant, and enjoyable.

While it was solemn, we had so much fun!!!

Jian and Shula – June 18 2009

 Phill and I cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did on our wedding.

With your guidance and sample vows before; and your calming and humorous presence during the landscaper debacle you made the day even more perfect for us.

Planning a wedding in three weeks is no small feat, and your site provided us with so much help and material that we were much less stressed about the whole thing.

We both appreciate your being part of the bridging of our past and future together. We can’t wait to see the DVD!

Phill and Dan Coppock-DuBoff – June 20, 2009

 Hey Mary,
Mike and I wanted to thank you so much for your part in our special day. We are so ecstatic over the little special touches that you added to the ceremony, You played a major part in helping make this the best day it could be.

It was a great touch adding the bubbles and the playing of music. It added that extra special touch we needed for that day. We really appreciate the customized portfolio with our personal vows (GREAT TOUCH), and those Wonderful pictures  –
( My favorite are the one with the Bubbles- Im still laughing )

Thanks again – We now consider you FAMILY

THE LOGANS

 

The Logans – June 7, 2009

Hi there Mary!
I just wanted to let you know that we did get our marriage license and are so excited to officially be husband and wife.

Also the CD is absolutely wonderful!

I was so excited that you took pictures of the food because I felt like I was not able to eat any of it! It did look really good!

Once again thank you as well for our beautiful ceremony.
Everyone I have talked to commented about how wonderful it was.
Thank you for making out big day even more special!

Thanks so much!

Alyssa and Peter – May 23, 2009

Hello Sweetheart! 

I just received your dvd in the mail on Thursday, Thank you so much.. I love the inscribed photo on the face of it.

 

Mary I just wanted to say how much I really appreciate your time involved and your patience with our wedding party.
My wedding day was the best it could have been because of you and everything you done for us. I am so grateful that you were of course heaven sent because I walked into this completely blind.

I had no idea where to find someone to marry us, nor did it know who to trust.

I feel like I have known you for quite some time now and of course I consider you a wonderful friend. Include a pic of our wedding on your site to go with my testimony because I think its important for everyone to see the beauty of Darien, I am so very happy with everything you have provided for us.

I am of course going to send all of my friends your way, I think we’ve opened a can of worms here at home.. haha.. now everyone else is talking marriage.

I am going to give them your info! I am so glad you were a part of our special day and you are completely totally awesome in all that you do!   We must keep in touch. You’re my friend now   Ill send you pics of our reception!

 

Lots of hugs!    Joshua and Carlos

Joshua & Carlos – May 22, 2009

Mike and I were so happy to have chosen you to be a part of our very special day.

You were easy to work with, very proactive, patient with our many questions, and always exceeded our expectations.

We came home from our honeymoon only to find that you had not only emailed us pictures of our wedding – but we also received our certified marriage licenses in the mail (that was quick!).

You made this whole process MUCH easier for us and we greatly appreciated your extra efforts to assure that our wedding day was as special as could be.

You are definitely not a typical Justice of the Peace!

We have enjoyed getting to know you over the past year and would eagerly recommend you to absolutely anyone looking for a JP to marry them.

You are without any doubt the BEST – and yes – we mean every word of that Lisa & Mike J
Lisa & Mike

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Juliano – May 30, 2009

Three RVing Women United for Joyous Event

 

Thanks to a wonderful ad placed in the May/June edition of RVing Women, Linda Sweely and Linda Baldassari learned of Mary Pugh, a justice of the peace in Connecticut, who performs same sex marriages.

Linda and Linda are full-time RV’ers and had returned to Pennsylvania to visit family members after working for a while in Baton Rouge, LA. When Linda saw the ad in RVing Women for Mary’s services she knew that it would truly be special to have a woman RV’er marry them. Connecticut is among the growing list of states that have legalized same sex marriages. Linda and Linda had planned a trip to New Jersey to visit a brother there and with Connecticut only two hours away it was an opportune time to take advantage of Mary’s services.

With only a few days notice, Mary helped them decide on a beautiful outdoor location, with a stone pavilion, pond and multiple fountains as a backdrop. She gave them all the specifics on what they would need to obtain their marriage license once they arrived in Darien, CT. She also assisted them with the writing of their own vows. All of this took place in the matter of three short days.

On the morning of May 28 Linda and Linda drove up to Darien, CT and although there was a light rain falling, the whole process went seamlessly. The clerks at Darien’s town hall were wonderful to deal with. With license in hand, the two Linda’s and Mary went to Tilly Pond Park for the ceremony. Mary took a video of the exchanging of vows and many, many pictures…to capture their special day.

We are so thankful for finding an RVing woman that could make our special day even that much more special. It was also very special to be the first RVing Women that Mary has been given the opportunity to marry. We were doubly honored !

Linda Sweely and Linda Baldassari are full-time RV’ers who travel the US in their 36′ Excel 5th wheel with their two pooches, Boomer and Schroeder. You can follow along on the two Linda’s travels at http://lindaxtwo.blogspot.com

Linda Sweely & Linda Baldassari – May 29, 2009

When my then fiancée and I decided to wed, we knew that we were going to have one major challenge; Who would marry us?

Being raised along very different branches of the religious and spiritual tree, we sought a blend of beliefs that would honor each other’s heritage while staying true to our own personal understandings.

We literally stumbled upon Mary using a popular Internet search engine. After learning more about her, we decided that she was the right person.

We are over-joyed with her. She did such a remarkable job! My goodness, by the time the ceremony had ended, we had grafted her as part of the family and insisted that she take photos with us.

She encouraged us, with guidance and samples, to write our own vows.

Even though we needed to plan our wedding from 2500 miles from our hometown, she made us feel comfortable, confident, and empowered.

Truly, we cannot begin to express our appreciation. She is awesome.

We added some humor to our vows and she delivered the lines with such poise and grace that it took a moment before our audience caught the joke. When they did, the crowd exploded with delight.

We HIGHLY recommend her. She goes well beyond expectations and will make your ceremony an personal, unforgettable, beautiful, and transplendant event.

Peter & Anne Tyrrell – May 24, 2009

Mary, what can we say? We thought it would be stressful trying to plan a wedding in a State we’ve never been to, and choosing a wedding location that fits the personality of the two of us.

Thank you for helping us every step of the way, from calling us within the first hour that we sent an inquiry, to sending photos of multiple wedding locations for us to choose from.

You ensured we arrived safely to CT, and even gave us suggestions on where to eat dinner on our wedding night.

You even hid Yolanda away from me so that we didn’t see each other until right before the ceremony began, and that was special and exciting for us!

The cd of photos and the mini videos will be shared with our friends and family for years to come.

We will recommend you to all of our friends that will decide to make this very important life decision. Thank you, Mary! Blessings to you always!

Gwen and Yolanda Pearson – May 8, 2009

We would again like to thank you for being so kind and aiding us in accomplishing our wedding in a rather spontaneous way and while we were traveling for other reasons!

We greatly appreciate all of the effort and time that you spent assuring that we had the perfect ceremony yesterday and want to let you know that, even if we had planned it, could not have had a better day in Connecticut, nor could we have had a better person to officiate!

I would also like to ask if Norwalk puts any notification of weddings in the newspaper as a matter of record and if so, could we trouble you to pick up a few copies and allow us to send you the funds to purchase and mail them to us? I would be eternally grateful if this is possible!

We are looking forward to receiving our photos as well.  From what we saw last evening, they are lovely!  Once again, thank you and thank Andy from the bottom of our hearts!

Barb Sutherland & Judi Stankovic – May 22, 2009 town hall closed

Mary,

Just a quick note to apologize, thank, and praise you.

Rick’s Mother passed away this past Thursday and he immediately drove from his apartment in Maryland to Savannah, GA. to join his Father and brother in mourning her loss. Unfortunately, in the scramble, he had not taken the opportunity to express our thanks to you.

We simply could not have been more thrilled, pleased, and gratified in having selected you as the Justice of the Peace to preside at our recent wedding.

Your assistance and guidance before we arrived in the great state of Connecticut was invaluable. You recall, that we decided to marry (on our 25th anniversary together) was made a scant few days in advance of that date. What with Rick temporarily living in Bethesda, Maryland and me maintaining our home in Atlanta, Georgia, you provided the professional guidance and thought to smooth everything out. Darien is a beautiful city and the park provided a perfect ceremony location.

Rick drafted the vows we wanted, and you polished the ceremony to perfection! Your suggestions on lodging, timing, location, and even in places to dine beforehand and to celebrate afterwards were all so perfect.

Your follow-up with emailed photos and the mailed C.D. were like icing on a beautiful cake.

We will always remember that you were THE big part of our big day, and we will always be in your debt.

Patrick and Rick – May 11, 2009

Thank you for everything!
Our wedding was the happiest day of our lives!

We appreciated your organization, your fun spirit, and the professional way you delivered the ceremony.

It meant so much to us to have someone who knew us personally deliver such important words of advice.

We’ll remember that day forever! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day!

Thanks a million!

Steff and Tim – May 9, 2009

I wanted to take a moment to express our sincere thanks.  We had decided to get married in Connecticut to give it legal standing somewhere.  Our minds had been focused on bureaucracy of it and its legal significance.  We are planning a much larger ceremony at our Temple where our rabbi will join us together in front of about 90 guests.

But we were not prepared for the emotional high that we would get from the ceremony in Connecticut.  We were so happy with the way that you and everybody at the Darien Town Hall treated us from the time we entered us to the moment we left.  You really made the day special in so many ways.

My Dad, Step mom and the cousin Dana all agreed that you handled the whole thing with grace and charm.  Please extend our thanks to the women at the Darien Town Hall.

We look forward to getting the DVD with the pictures and film.

I don’t know if this e-mail expresses just how thankful we are and how joyous you helped make the day.

Lawrence & Scott – March 23, 2009

Wow!  Mary, you are so wonderful!  (sound like a song!)  

Anyways, it goes without saying that Howard and I had the most amazing time.  I think our guests, family and friends, did too.

You really helped make our event very special and meaningful.  Even though you’ve done so many of these, you gave it such a personal and upbeat touch.  Little things you did like taking pics (and sending some of them a few hours later!); wearing a coordinating stole (your lavender one was perfect with the lilacs and casablanca lilies); giving us little trinkets, bubbles, etc, and the way you did the personalized certificate (we’re going to keep it just the way you gave it to us!) added so immeasurably to our event.

Your caring, sensitivity and professionalism really helped make our special day smooth and fluid; we felt no worries about any of the ceremony because you are so reassuring!

I really can’t say enough about you!  Sorry if i sound like I’m gushing, but it is what it is!  We were so lucky to find you and lucky that you were free to officiate for us!

If anyone wants a recommendation from us, please feel free to give them my email or even my cell phone!

Mark Hsiao & Howard Koeppel – May 2 2009

 We received your disk thank you very much everything was great.

I am glad we chose you to do our service.

Dawn & Juan

We got your email. The pictures are Beautiful. We truly appreciate you seeing us on short notice yesterday. You helped make our day tremendously special.

It would  be our pleasure to refer you to our friends and family.

Thank you, and have a wonderful New Year.

Mario & Trina Cardillo and the girls. – December 29, 2007

Sorry it took so long to get back to you but we just got home from our vacation. Thank you again for such a lovely ceremony, it is exactly what Jason and I wanted. You did a wonderful job and both of us felt very comfortable in your presence in such an important, intimate moment of our lives.

We received the DVD and loved the photos that you took…All of our friends and family can’t say enough about the folder you created.

Kristin & Jason Studeny – April 10, 2009

 I just wanted to thank you for making our Wedding Day wonderful and personal.

You have a way about you that made us feel like we have known you for years! You really personalized the ceremony and made it our own, something unforgettable and touching and all that we could have wanted.
I look forward to getting the CD of pictures and look forward to keeping in touch with you in the future.

Thanks again and we sure will keep you in mind for our friends and family who are ready to take that wonderful step.

Jeannine & Cindy Gentile-Rivera – April 3 2009

      This trip was so unplanned and last minute. With being concerned about Monica’s health, we were rushed and VERY stressed. The 9 1/2 hour drive was no problem compared to all the obstacles in our way once we got there. (i.e.,Flat tire, hotel room too small, not cleaned)

I must admit, you were able to make us feel so much better, take a break and calm down, while you really handled everything for us and kept our hopes and spirits high! We can’t thank you enough for everything you did for us.

Without your kindness and caring so much for people you barely know, I’m not sure how the ceremony would have turned out! I’m so sorry we had you out in the rain on the beach!! The weather was just another obstacle we overcame though!

Thanks to you and your friendly service, our wedding was amazing and full of beautiful memories!!! I’m SO glad we found you!!!!

Ashley & Monica Coble – April 3, 2009

Mary was helpful from the very beginning.  We came from out of state, and had only a few days where we could plan and have our wedding.

Mary worked with our schedule and extremely short notice, plus it was during the holiday season!  She also told us about places where we could hold the ceremony and sent us all of the information we needed to get our license as well as volumes of other helpful information.

If she wouldn’t have helped us with the prep work before we came up, I’m not sure how we would have been able to do everything in such a short amount of time.

The ceremony itself was beautiful, she had us fill out a questionnaire, so that the service met our needs and tailored the vows and prayers to suit us and our beliefs.

She even made sure we had pictures!

Her demeanor was absoultely joyous as she seemed to share in the happiness we felt in our moment; we felt like she really wanted to perform our ceremony, instead of doing her job.

We would recommend Mary time and again.

Beth and Lin (Linda) Ronk – December 30, 2008

 Hi Mary!

We did receive the DVD. We got it Thursday. We can’t wait to have it playing at the reception. It is awesome! We are having the reception at the vineyard in Louden county Virginia. We will keep you posted on the date. We would love for you to come. Again, thank you so much for everything!! You have made the wedding so easy and stress free. All of our friends now want to get married! I have forwarded your name to them. Let us know when you are in the area. We would love to do lunch or something.  Thanks again, you’re the best!

Greg and Rob (flew in from MD) – March 16, 2009

 My partner Rob and I were married by Mary Pugh on March 7th 2009. It was the perfect ceremony with Mary’s help. From the first communication Mary went above and beyond duty. She allowed us access to her website were we found tons of information for planning our day. Everything from legal issues to music and a lot of details I would have never thought about. We asked for a special ceremony which was a little formal but not too formal. Mary arrived at our house were we held the ceremony and she was very professional made sure the right paper work was in order then preformed the best ceremony we have ever heard. Was exactly as we asked. It seemed custom made, one of a kind ceremony. She made it real but at the same time made it fun using humor. Everyone at the ceremony really enjoyed her style and just loved Mary. She even took photos! And gave us a CD of them. I recommend her to all my friends and family and everyone I meet. Perhaps one day we will renew our vows and of course will have Mary do it once again. If you are looking for the best, look no farther then Mary Pugh.

Update:  Part 2-Rob and I were looking at the photo cd you sent. that photos were amazing!!! Very hard for me take a good photo but I found a few that you took that I love. and the video of Rob saying his vows was amazing! You can hear in his voice the emotions and when we played it he got emotional again. Do you charge extra for the cd photos? Well, you should. It was so great to see and relive the experience. I really think you do so much you should charge more for you service. Well must thank you again you took many many great photos!!

Rob and Thomas Dennis – March 7. 2009

I’ve been wanting to write to you to thank you for officiating our wedding ceremony. Our ceremony turned out perfectly – everything went so smoothly. AND, I wanted to thank you for all the pics you sent too. You got some great shots that others didn’t get so I’m quite happy about that. Anyways, I’m glad you found me on here as I’ve been wanting to send you a thank you but I’m keep getting wrapped up with things… I still have so many things on my to-do list even though the wedding is over… haha.  

…Thanks again for your help with the ceremony. I don’t think anyone else would have done a better job. 🙂

 

Talk to you soon,

Tricia

Tracie and David – November 23 2007

WOW !! thank you so so so so very much for the name change kits!

you are such an amazing person.!! you keep surprising me again and again.

i can’t wait to meet you and thank you in person.

We have a friend who has been with his partner for 5 years and trying to convince them to marry. i will send him your info as when we first talked you said you were the top connecticut JP and now i can see its soooo true.


thanks again.

Thomas and Rob – 1/24/2009 upcoming

Thank you so much for all of your help.  We were so grateful that you were able to make yourself available on such short notice.   Thank you so much for making the day so easy and pleasant for the both of us.  We are both very happy and impressed with the job you did.

We don’t know if you come to New Jersey but we have already discussed having you do our official ceremony in the future.  Thanks again for everything, you were wonderful.    

M and N

M & N – March 23 2007

Thank you so much for being such an instrumental part in our special day.
We really enjoyed the fantastic words that you had to say and couldn’t have done it without you.

We really appreciate it.

Cintrece & Andrew

Cintrece & Andrew – October 28, 2008

We just got back last night and it was so nice to receive your cd in the mail. The photo on the actual cd was great too.

My family is still talking about how lovely the ceremony was. You were terrific!, we can’t thank you enough.

We would love to write a proper testimonial, but I wanted to let you know right away that we loved the pictures you took. I missed the beginning so it was nice to see the arrival shots!

I can’t believe you took over 200 pictures!!!

Thanks again, talk soon,

Jill and Robert.

Jill & Robert – June 1, 2008

 Thank you so much for these photos.
We just got back from our honeymoon (two weeks in Greece…. it was amazing!)

Thanks again for the great ceremony.

We have already received a ton of compliments on it.  Everyone seemed to really enjoy it.
Have a great day and thanks again
Crystal

Crystal & Ken Gustaitis – May 17, 2008

I cannot believe it has been almost two months since Maegen and I got married.

Well, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful services your provided on our wedding day.

I have to say, we were a bit nervous not knowing how the whole process would work between the rehersal and the big day, but your experience, knowledge, and patience made everything run smooth.

We are so thankful for the pictures/dvd you sent us as well.  This is over and above what you needed to do and our family has enjoyed looking at them.

It is clear that you enjoy doing this and it is clear that you are one of the best JP’s in CT.

I hope you enjoy the holiday season and if any of our friends or family need the services of a local JP, we will be sure to have them contact you.  Thank you again for all that you did for us and please take care!! 

Much love,
Darren Valencia

Maegen & Darren Valencia – October 13, 2007

We just wanted to thank you so much for everything, you went above and beyond. We just received our CD with the photos u took they are beautiful.

We really loved the cerimony; it was exactly how we wanted it. You gave us great advice to make our ceremony special even though it was small and you made it absolutely perfect; we cannot thank you enough.

We also wanted to thank you for opening your house to us and our family for the site of the ceremony; it was so nice of you.

We were so glad we found your web site; you did an amazing job. We couldn’t believe all the effort you put into our wedding.You had every detail covered from the cd with the pictures to the certificate of marrige with our vows; you even sent in our marrage license.

You can tell you love what you do and you’re good at it. You were so helpful in the whole wedding process and answered every question I had — just for that I’m thankful.

We would definitely recommend you to everyone; you really are the best JP in the state of Connecticut. thank you so much.

 thank you, Mr.&Mrs. Marquis

Jamie & James Marquis – April 12, 2008

Many, many thanks from Mark and me for being so wonderful from the moment we contacted you through to when we saw you leaving during our wedding reception.

Your professionalism, responsiveness, cheerfulness and encouragement helped us to craft what we and all of our guests loved as a ceremony and vows.

You nudged when you needed to and left us alone when that was appropriate.

Your Web site had so many ideas that we never suffered writer’s block.

I could not recommend you more highly and would be happy to talk to any prospective couple considering whom to use as their J.P.

 

Warmest Regards,

 

Nancy

Nancy & Mark Vassalotti – October 23, 2008

Many, many thanks from Mark and me for being so wonderful from the moment we contacted you through to when we saw you leaving during our wedding reception.

Your professionalism, responsiveness, cheerfulness and encouragement helped us to craft what we and all of our guests loved as a ceremony and vows.

You nudged when you needed to and left us alone when that was appropriate. Y

our Web site had so many ideas that we never suffered writer’s block.

I could not recommend you more highly and would be happy to talk to any prospective couple considering whom to use as their J.P.

Warmest Regards,

Nancy

Nancy & Mark Vassalotti – October 23, 2008

We just wanted to thank you for giving us such a wonderful wedding ceremony.

You really worked with us to give us exactly what we wanted. And the special touches you brought to our service were greatly appreciated.

We were definitely put at ease by your kindness, understanding, and professionalism. If we ever renew our vows we will definitely call on you again.

Thank you for making such a special day truly memorable.

 

Sincerely,

 

Miko and Scott

Miko & Scott Frerichs – March 31, 2008

Sorry I am finally sitting down to write you a thank you note, but I wanted to let you know through all our E-mails the ceremony is exactly how we envisioned it!  John and I thought your expressiveness, your quotes, your flair were captivating and sincere.

Everyone raved about the ceremony and I think each couple that attended took your words,  wisdom and spirit to heart.

 

We loved watching the CD you sent us of the wedding. The pictures, video and the music captured the day from beginning to end.  We would be glad to recommend you to anyone.  John and I want to thank you again for a truly memorable day!

Kathy F. Kimmel, MSW (Rasimas)

Kathy & John Rasimas – August 17, 2008

My wife and I would like to say thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed for us on July 12, 2008 at the Farmington Club in CT.

Your insight along with your website full of valuable information allowed us to feel confident that we would create the perfect ceremony custom to our preferences.

After the ceremony several of our guests commented on how nice the ceremony was and that our Justice of Peace (Mary Pugh) did a beautiful job.

Mary, your voice was clear and projected out so everyone could hear the words.

Mary, you did an excellent job orchestrating a smooth ceremony that incorporated children and many special themes.  The rose ceremony was a very special enhancement to the ceremony that was new to us and probably all of our guests.

All in all everything was perfect and we owe a great deal of thanks to all your work throughout the entire process.  Please feel free to give my name to anyone interested in a work reference.

            Have a nice day =)

            Thank you,

Pat Tempestilli

Sadaf & Patrick Temestilli – July 12, 2008

We received the DVD today – the pictures are just beautiful and along with the music it is just such a wonderful keepsake to have of our wedding!  We just came back home from a few nights up at Mohegan Sun where we had such a great time.  We will always remember our wedding and can not thank you enough!

 

Sandy & Brian

Sandy and Brian – May 3, 2008

 Mrs. Pugh,
We wanted to thank you, not only for performing a beautiful ceremony, but also your help and patience during a stressful setup!  Everything turned out very well in the end though and we loved all the wonderful pictures.  You really go out of your way and it is very much appreciated.

Thanks again for being part of our wonderful wedding day.
Warmest regards
Craig and Sabine Gatter

Sabine and Craig Gatter – Oct 18, 2008

 Thank you so much for the wonderful service you performed at our wedding.  The pictures are beautiful, everything was beautiful.  You definitely went above and beyond!  Thank you for your patience and guidance

Love
Deidre & Tim Neff

Deidre & Tim Neff – Sept 6, 2008

 Mary, what a beautiful day really!!!!! I really loved what you did for us, you were great! We were all so happy, and you made that happen. All of us think you did a great job, also my mom from Brazil said that too just watching the way you were acting. She asked to me to say thank you.

Thank you for sending us the pictures, and one more time, we really enjoyed that moment.

Have a happy new year!!

(note: broadcasted wedding to mom in Brazil via Internet using my laptop).

Priscilla and Mike Irey – December 22, 2007

 When I first sent Mary Pugh an email to see if she was free for the day of my wedding I could never have imagined what a joyous event she would help to create.

From the first response, working with her was pure pleasure; every detail- even down to the pre-written vows on her site- was picture perfect.

Even though I was laughing and the groom was crying, her simple and eloquent words during our ceremony touched each of our hearts and those of our family.

On a professional level, she was prompt, efficient and blessedly organised, which was a great help to me. We kept things low key on our wedding day, but I have every confidence had it grown into an elaborate affair, Mary would have kept pace just as effortlessly.

Coming home exhausted to find an email full of beautiful pictures was wonderful end to the magic, especially because I could forward them right away to my father who could not attend. It was my gift to him on a day we were unfortunately apart- I could never thank Mary enough for making that possible.

Ian and I both appreciate her gracious, friendly character and would recommend Mary to officiate for any of our friends – our only regret is we don’t know more people!

Erica and Ian Murray – November 10, 2007

 Thank you so much for the wedding CD. Your pictures are great!!

Peg and I were so pleased that everyone made the effort to be there to celebrate with us and they all looked great!

Your presentation of the ceremony was just perfect. Our expectations were exceeded in every way!

And then our reception dinner at Dina’s was fabulous! As the day unfolded it really did feel like a wedding! Thank you for helping to make the day so special for Peg & me and our family.

Thank you again for the pictures!!!!

Denise & Peg

Denise & Peg – September 10, 2007

  Dear Mary,

We could not of gotten married twice without you. You helped us out in a New York minute when we learned Paul’s Dad was dying and would not make the wedding and you were there again when we tied the knot the second time with all the fan fair of a traditional wedding.

Your words were pitch perfect and you sensed exactly where we were each time we needed you to unite us in-front of the people we love most in world.

Thank you from the bottom of hearts for launching us twice into a life that will be filled with love.

And for giving Paul and his parents the gift of having been there. Thank you.

All Our Very Best,

Paul & Gwen Pierleoni

P.S. Attached is a picture taken on our honeymoon in Maine and 3 on the first night you married us.

Paul & Gwen Pierleoni – August 18, 2007

Dear Mary,

Thank you for everything! Yesterday will live in our memories forever and you made the day even more special with your expertise and kindness. The pictures are beautiful; we can’t wait for the DVD! Thank you also for your advice on the marriage license copies. We will be sure to get three copies. 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Thank you again…

Warmly,

Regina and Brendan

Regina and Brendan Leahy – August 28, 2007

  Dear Mary,

Thank you so much for coming to our wedding. James and I enjoyed having you there as our Justice of the Peace–you were both peaceful and organized, unlike us. The ceremony went perfectly, and the wedding was precisely the joyous and memorable occasion we’d hoped it would be. And then to get photos from you while we were on our honeymoon was fabulous — we got to relive the memories! A million thanks.

Best,

Meghan and James

Meghan and James – July 21, 2007

 You are awesome; I can’t believe how lucky we are to have chosen you for our wedding.

We are elated with the service you provided.

A million thanks…

The Wiggins Family

Crystal and Vince Wiggins – August 11. 2007

 Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony. It was very special and personal to all of us and we weer thrilled to be able to incorporate a stepmother vow to include our whole family in the actual ceremony (there weren’t many dry eyes in the house!) Thanks also for the fantastic CD, we just received it upon our return from our honeymoon.

Geri and Sal – July 21, 2007

 I wanted to thank you for performing my wedding ceremony. It was exactly what I wanted and what I envisoned it would be. Everything from the first phone call I made to you to the last goodbye on my wedding day was perfect. I have to have a renewal ceremony next year for our families, and I thought it would be nice if you can perform that ceremony as well. We will be in touch. Thank you again for everything. 

Kristin and Doug – July 20 2007

I cannot even begin to tell you how thankful we both are for how you have helped to make our day such a special one.

I received so many compliments from guests who thought that the way you conducted the ceremony was very alive and heart warming. They also loved the candle and, especially, the rose ceremonies.

Your ideas and assistance throughout this process from day one have been above and beyond anything we ever expected of a Justice of the Peace.

There was a genuine caring that enfused all that you did for us.

Again Mary, we thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for contributing towards making our day an unbelievably unforgettable one. You are awesome.

Tina and Helen – July 7, 2007

 Love, love the disc you made. Can’t wait to show Carlos. Thanks so much, Mary!!

Mary!

Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony you put together for us. Carlos and I never seemed to get our acts together in time to get the necessary items for the sand ceremony for which we had hoped, but your well put together ceremony involving the children and special vows made anything extra totally unnecessary anyway.

We received numerous comments from our friends and family regarding how sweet and sentimental the ceremony was, while still being simple and totally relaxed. Someone commented to us today that you ought to do voice-overs, or be a reader for children’s books on tape, since your voice is so soothing!

Thank you, too, for saving the day with regard to the processional music (and boom box) and for being so easy with the last minute setting change due to the rain. Wow!

Received the disc you put together for us, and it is great….only pictures we have seen so far…and, undoubtedly will be the only video footage we will have at all! Muchas, muchas gracias, Mary.

Pamela and Carlos Cruz – July 28, 2007

 We are just back from our honeymoon and I wanted to send you an e-mail to thank you SO MUCH for everything.  The ceremony was wonderful.  We had so many comments about how fitting and beautiful it was.  Our guests really enjoyed it, and we think it fit us perfectly.

And when I got home today, I had in the mail, your wonderful surprise CD.  It is fabulous.  They are the first pictures I have seen of the wedding and I love them.  I adore the slideshow as well.  It was so thoughtful.

Thank you Mary for being a part of our special day and for the great touches and presence that you brought to it.  If we can ever do anything for you, please just let us know.

Andrea and Matthew Falco – July 12, 2007

 James and I send you our heartfelt thanks for making our wedding ceremony a joyous and memorable occasion. We were truly blessed in having you officiate. We really appreciate how helpful you were through the entire process, the beautiful personalized certificate and vows, and the wonderful photo CD. Thank you !

Vivian and James – July 5, 2007

  Mary,

Dan and I would like to thank you for the wonderful ceremony.

We could not have asked for more. Many of our guests commented on the great JP and the lovely job she did.

One guest said to me she really seems to know you guys.

Thank you for making it all feel relaxed and easy.

You really have gift for what you do!

Candice & Dan Hanson – July 14, 2007

  Mary,
Tim and I want to thank you for writing the most wonderful vows for us. Our family members and many of our friends thought we wrote the vows because our spirits were so vividly present in the words. When we told them you wrote them, everyone was shocked….except for Tim and me.

We knew we chose the best person to perform the most important part of our day, the marriage! We can’t thank you enough Mary for making our day extremely special!!

My mom is forever greatful! She waited 40 years for me to get married. All kidding aside, the wedding was wonderful! I have never felt so special in all my life.

The CD you put together for us is also amazing. You captured some great shots and even got some the photographer didn’t. I hope you continue to bring joy into other peoples lives as you did for Tim and me. You are amazing! Thanks again and again and again.

Liz and Tim Avenia – June 22, 2007

 Mary set up our ceremony to include the children. Everyone thought was the nicest ceremony they had ever seen. We thought it was beautiful and so did the kids! She personally helps you pick the right ceremony for you and makes you feel comfortable. Mary takes a ton of pictures for your own personalized CD. We thought the attention to detail was awesome. Thanks Mary, for making our special day even more special!

Rebecca and Jeremy Lyman – June 4, 2007

 Thank you and I received a lot of compliments in the way you ran the rehearsal and performed the ceremony! It was just a great feeling to hear the nice words and I wanted to pass them along!

Thank you again for making our day so special!

Kevin & Kelly – April 14, 2007

 I just want to thank you again for a WONDERFUL ceremony. We look at these pictures at least 3 times a week. You really helped make it such a successful and special day for us.

I’m glad I was able to e-mail you about questions that I had and received a quick response. We received the 2 licenses in the mail last Saturday. Now are living our life as Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Joseph.  Thank you

Shilanda and Sherwin Joseph – March 3, 2007

Thank you for officiating at our wedding. You brought high energy and professionalism to the ceremony. Your organization and thoughtfulness was much appreciated. We appreciated the extra effort you put into the photographs, which turned out very well.

We also appreciated your detailed and comprehensive website, and have found it most helpful. It is clear that you have put a lot of time and energy into it. Thank you once again for a great ceremony

Prefers to remain private – February 17, 2007

 We both wanted to thank you for being a part of our special day. The ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted it to be. We really appreciated the time you took to answer our questions and get our input.

The pictures and personalized vows were also very considerate. We’ll be sure to recommend you to our friends.

Ursula and Derek – February 17, 2007

 HI MARY!!   Michael and I are great!!  We’ve been so happy together!!

Our daughter has 10 teeth now and is learning more words. Michael and I are even considering moving to florida.  We have family down there and we love Florida!

I just wanted to let you know that all is well and that we thank you so much for all you’ve done for us..

You’ve made my husband and me become tied forever and we love it!
: )

 

Briana McGrath – January 5, 2007

  We would like to thank you for a very lovely ceremony for our wedding.  You made everything so warm and elegant.

We also appreciate how easy you made it for us.  We loved that you look care of everything for us, which made it a pleasant experience rather than a stressful hassle.

We love the vows that you chose for us, which really suited us and our situation.

I appreciate the time that you took before-hand to chat with me for so long to discuss our needs.  You kind and relaxed nature was a pleasure to work with throughout our experience with you.

Our friends and family were also impressed with you and how well you handled our wedding.  I have gotten so many compliments on your services.  I would highly recommend you to anyone.

Thank you again for a lifetime of memories.  We will always remember our special day, thanks to you!

Jen and John Olivieri – February 24, 2007

 Thank you so very much for helping to make our special day the perfect day it was. You did a fantastic job, and many of our family and friends commented on the wonderful ceremony. We are looking forward to seeing the pictures. Thank you again!

The cd arrived and the pictures are fantastic!!!!!! We will definitely send a testimonial when we get a few minutes to put it together!!! Thanks again for everything!!!!!!!

Karen and Tom – January 6, 2007

 Fortunee and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for performing such a great ceremony yesterday. It was truly magnificent.

Again, thank you!

Quedel and Fortunee – December 5, 2006

 I want to thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony/services you provided to me and Dan on November 25, 2006. It was such a pleasure to finally meet you and speak with you in person.

You had a way of comforting our wedding jitters that morning. I know I was a little nervous (not as nervous as my groom) but after speaking with you prior to the ceremony, I knew we were in very good hands.

We and our family and friends all agree that the ceremony was absolutely perfect. Everyone was able to hear you clearly without a microphone and it was a very relaxed environment for us all. The readings and vows we chose were beautiful (thanks for the suggestions).

And since we were on a tight budget, I was very happy to learn that you also took the time to show up earlier than the ceremony to take pictures. The CD you mailed to us was the icing on the cake. We were able to pick and choose which pictures we liked best to print out and put a wedding album together ourselves.

You went above and beyond what a Justice of the Peace would normally do.

Thank you for sending me the appropriate forms for changing my name, changing my social security card, etc. I can’t thank you enough for helping to make this day so special for us.

Mary, I took a chance when I found your information on the Internet and I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who may be looking for a JP! We were so pleased with how easy you made everything for us.

Silvana and Daniel Mulroney – November 25, 2006

 We have not, as yet, come down from Cloud 9 but just had to tell you how spectacular your presence and performance was at Michael and Marissa’s rehearsal and wedding.

In all the works of Shakespeare (and others) there aren’t enough words to express our appreciation in helping make the past weekend most memorable.

I will go on, for some time now, thanking you every time I see you, and reminded of your service that we see in every photo of the event.

Just two more words (for now) — thank you.

Stan Siegel (father of the Groom) – November 18, 2006

 Thank You..Thank You.. It was an amazing day.

I got my beach wedding in the middle of winter with temps running close to 60’s and rain just looming in the skies until we finished with all the pictures. I had my friends, family, my hubby and best of all, you, to be there to make it a great experience.

Everyone loved the pictures and the CD came fast in the mail (day after wedding).

You are definitely prompt, professional and dedicated.

If anyone is not sure about having you as a JP for their wedding, tell them to give me a call.  Thanks!

Sopoline and Madhu – December 13, 2006

 Thank you so very much for helping to make our special day the perfect day it was.  You did a fantastic job, and many of our family and friends commented on the wonderful ceremony. We are looking forward to seeing the pictures.  Thank you again!

Karen and Tom – January 6, 2007

 Mary was fantastic.

We knew the minute we found her website that she was extremely organized and professional.

Before the wedding day, we spoke to her about the specifics of our ceremony and customizing certain aspects (e.g. having a translator present) and she was always accomodating and had great ideas.
On the actual day – the ceremony went without a hitch – everyone loved the intimacy of the ceremony and how Mary delivered the blessings and vows.

The day would not have been as special without her officiating.

Now we want to do it all over again!

The Zohars – New Year’s Day 2007

 Our wedding day was absolutely perfect.  Obviously, planning your wedding day can be stressful before it even begins.  However, once you arrived all of my worries vanished.  You took control (which was great since I had 1 million things to think about) and basically organized everyone.  Not only that, we have a wonderful rendition of our day through the endless amounts of photos you took of us and our family.  It was like having a professional photographer there without having to pay hundreds of dollars. The ceremony was beautiful, and most importantly you are an extremely easy person to talk to and relate to.  That  means a great deal to us.  Thank you for doing such an amazing job.  We definitely recommend you as a Justice of the Peace to anyone planning a wedding.

Joe and Whitney Margaitis – October 14, 2006

 I just wanted to take the opportunity to say Thank you, for all your help and great advice. Your website was the biggest help and very informational.

Thank you for making our wedding day a stress free and fun event. We enjoyied the ceremony and I look forward to getting the cd.

Glenroy & Tamala – 7-1-2006

 I just wanted to thank you for the **WONDERFUL** day we had on Monday. The ceremony was beautiful and you really did everything to make us feel special. It really was our dream wedding!!

Later that day we all agreed that its easy to see how much you enjoy what you do, and that helps to create a relaxed, lovely atmosphere. Everything went very nicely in our ceremony.

It was a very special day! Thanks so much for everything – including the pictures.

Israel & Jorge – 6-26-2006

 Mary Pugh is a wonderful JP!

Not only did she help us find a wedding coordinator for our event, but she assisted us in designing our ceremony, met with us to go over important details, and was prompt and professional the day of our wedding.

We got lots of compliments on how nice our ceremony was and Mary even took some photos of our day and mailed it to us on a CD.

She’s the best.

Aisha Barnes & Aaron Hull – 6-10-2006

 Michael and I wanted to formally thank you for the wonderful job you did regarding our ceremony and to thank you for all of your help throughout the entire wedding process, especially your suggestions on vows, flowers, websites and other numerous ideas, which you emailed us during the planning stages of our wedding. For a first time bride, such as myself, these suggestions were warmly welcomed.

As for the ceremony, our guests were enchanted by the tone and deliverance of the vows, which added to the romantic feeling we wanted for our special day. Your thoughtfulness in everything from taking time just before the wedding to visit with the bride, to matching your outfit to our color scheme, to the bubble moments, all were greatly appreciated.

In addition, Michael and I were extremely delighted when we returned from our Hawaiian honeymoon to find the official Wedding CD in our mailbox. It was chock-full of many memorable pictures that you had taken before and after our ceremony, which were simply amazing. Your pictures truly rivaled our professional photographer pictures! We have shown your pictures to our family and friends, all were amazed at the quality and professionalism of each snap shot taken. The pictures have added to the great memories we all share of that day. You truly have an eye for the perfect picture and had captured many moments that our professional photographer missed. Thank goodness for your eye for detail!

In closing, there aren’t enough words to truly convey our admiration and love for all that you have done to help to make our Wedding Day the most special day for our family, friends and especially for us the Bride and Groom!

All we can say is THANK YOU MARY!

Susan & Michael Rosso – 5-20-2006

 Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for making my daughter’s wedding ceremony so beautiful.

She was indeed very surprised and happy. She can’t stop thanking me.

Again, thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful holiday and summer.

Miriam Rodriguez (Mother of the Bride- surprise wedding) – 5/19/2006

 Hi Mary – Thank You for the pictures! They look great.

Also, I wanted to extend my deepest appreciation for the wonderful ceremony you preformed.
You made our day even more special than I ever imagined.

Nicole Frisby & Eddie – 5-13-06

We are back from our Honeymoon and we got the CD you sent.  Your photos are absolutely gorgeous!  You got the best pictures of me that anyone did –

Thank you again for everything, it was just perfect!

Martha & Jason – 5-6-2006

Good evening,

Patrick and I are so pleased with our wedding. Thank you soo much

OUR DAY WAS FUN INTERACTIVE AND MOST IMPORTANTLY MEMORABLE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH WE ARE SO HAPPY TO HAVE SELECTED YOU TO SHARE OUR SPECIAL AND JOYOUS OCCASION.

WE CAN`T SAY THANKYOU ENOUGH.

Thank you,

Trenda & Patrick – 4-30-06

  Mary,  Thank you so much for a lovely ceremony!

We both felt very comfortable with you and the nerves subsided.  We can’t thank you enough.  Our families and friends also thought the ceremony was wonderful and touching.

Sue and Linda – 4-23-06

 Everything was lovely – we had such a perfect day.

These pictures are great – we look forward to seeing the rest!!

Thanks again,

Anne & Jason – 4-8-06

Thank you so much!  Everything was perfect, including your role.

The ceremony wouldn’t have been as special without your help in putting it together and without your officiating it.  We couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome!

We are still away and these are the first pictures we have seen from our big day–we can’t wait to see more!

We are still talking about what a great day that was and how everything about the event was just perfect!  Thanks again!

Kathy & Beth – March 31, 2006

 Great thanks so much.
I have to tell you when Mike and I decided to get married and use a JP we had no idea who to use. We are both so glad we chose you. You made the day so special and the ceremony so personal.

At one point my step mother was raving about a wedding she went to and the JP was fantastic. She was angry because she could not remember her name. Once she saw you, she came into the bathroom and said to me, Gina, that is the women I was talking about. She is awesome. My stepmother said you did this thing with a rock and had everyone touch it and then put it in a jar (I think) for them. She could not stop saying great things about you.

I can not thank you enough for everything. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful.

Gina and Michael Bennett – 3-18-06

  Thanks Mary.

The ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Thanks so much for making our night so memorable!

Jen and Christopher – 2-24-2006

Where do we begin?   Tom and I were so pleased in every aspect of your truly professional and friendly service.

Somehow you were the first website we looked at for a Justice of the Peace, no matter what else was found we kept going back to you.

From the very first contact, I knew that we were dealing with someone special who cared about our experience.

You made it so easy to work with you on the private ceremony, the words and vows. Well, it turned out just as lovely, if not more, than expected.

We were so pleased with the setting at The Silvermine Tavern and the privacy that was given us.

We enjoyed your kind, gentle way in performing the ceremony, it made a relaxing and stress free atmosphere.
And then, all the pictures you took! The CD is such a good keepsake, music and all.

Mary, It honestly couldn’t have been a better wedding for us than it was.

Joanne and Tom. – February 23, 2006

  Hi Mary

I wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony and the wonderful pictures that you sent to us on CD.
I have to tell you that Eddie has a wonderful program that he downloaded the pictures you took for us and has put it on DVD as a slide presentation. It is really great.  Eddie is now thinking of starting a business.  The people who have seen the DVD are asking him to put other memories on DVD!

Everyone who attended our wedding was so happy and amazed of how wonderful you do weddings.  I’m so grateful that I found you (smile)

Cheryl and Eddie Alexander – 2-18-2006

  Thank you for a wonderful ceremony.  It was beautiful.  We can’t stop talking about it.  Even with the rain, the night was perfect.

We rec’d the disc yesterday.  The pictures are beautiful, we loved them.  You did a great job, thanks again!

Marcia & Annette – 1-22-2006

 Thank you so much for everything Mary!

We received your package yesterday!  Thank you so much for the great pictures!

Thank you for the awesome ceremony and for all the little extras you take the time to do.  We appreciated it so much.

Thank you also for your patience in our technical delay.  For us it was worth the wait to see the video the next day! …and with all you’ve done and the fact that you waited, I feel like we probably owe you more!  (Note: no extra charges)

Everyone was telling us how wonderful you were (and of course we agreed!)… everyone was totally impressed with you… We will be recommending you to anyone who needs a JP….

Thank you again!  you made our day absolutely PERFECT!!!

Thank you, Thank you,  Thank you!!

Thanks, Kas

Kas & Stephanie – 1-7-2006

 I just wanted to send you a quick note of great appreciation.

You were wonderful and I don’t think we would have gotten through the ceremony without you.

We were hopelessly trying to figure out how to line ourselves up and our best man was certainly giving it his best shot, until you walked in and took command and put everyone at ease.

I cannot thank you enough for a perfect ceremony and everyone commented on how well rehearsed it sounded.

And the pictures!!! I just have to tell you that my favorite picture is one that you took. I have attached it so you know which one it is.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Monica & Mike – 10-21-06

 Mary:

Thank you very much for participating in our day. Your professionalism, kindness and warmth helped make our day even more special.
My entire family was very appreciative of the ceremony you put together along with the special touches.
I love the picture CD and will treasure those memories.

I will be very forthright in recommending your services!

Thank you again,

Missy and Allan – 11-24-2006

 We are so glad to have chosen Mary Pugh to officiate our wedding.
It took almost no effort to get a hold of her and from there, the communication between her and us was exceptional.
Mary is very organized, efficient and heartfelt with her ceremony.
Her website is so easy to follow and has more information than we had ever imagined.
The CD she provided us with pictures and extra instructions is fantastic.
Mary even took pictures that the photographer missed!
We are so pleased to have chosen Mary Pugh.
She incorporated everything we wanted into our ceremony and more.
We would highly recommend Mary to anyone interested in getting married. S
he is absolutely terrific!
Thank you Mary!!!

Sincerely,

Kerin and Eric Mull – 10-14-06

 Herb and I are delighted to express our sincere gratitude for the beautiful wedding ceremony you performed for us on November 4.

When I realized we wanted a justice of the peace to officiate, I went looking on the Internet, hoping to find some sort of directory. Your listing stood out, head and shoulders above the rest, for its presence and professionalism.

Once I read a bit more, I knew that you would be great because your heart shines through in everything you’ve got on your website.

It was so helpful to have so much information, and to be able to create our customized wedding vows from the beautiful selection you presented us with.

Your suggestion to add the Unity Candle Ceremony was perfect. It added a grace note to our vows, and everyone who attended the ceremony was touched by it.

Thank you so much for helping to make this a very memorable day for us.

Your presence and the way you handled the ceremony added to our joy and made our special moment all the more meaningful.

Judy & Herb – November 16, 2006

 Things are starting to settle down now from the wedding and Mike and I are back from our honeymoon.

Thank you so much for all the hard work that you put in, in regards to our beautiful wedding.
Words will never be able to fully describe how wonderful the ceremony turned out. The ceremony and reading was beautiful.

Thank you so much for the wedding pictures and a copy of our wedding ceremony. That will be nice to show the family some day.

I can’t tell you how many people remarked on the wonderful job that you had done.
Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to making this the most important day of our lives.

I will definitely recommend you for future engagements. Please keep in touch.
Thanks again for all your hard work and dedication.

Kelli McGrath (Newman) – 10/02/2005

  Mary, Thanks again.

Thank you so much for everything you have done for us.

Your ability to accommodate our needs and aid in the process was more than helpful. The ceremony was beautiful, and the pictures were beyond great! Your quick response to our emails and phone calls was also quite nice. A special thank you for your generosity toward military personnel. We have already recommended you to friends, Air Force and civillian, who say they will be looking into your services soon!

A Happy Pair Of Newlyweds, Bradley and Danielle – 10/17/05

 You did such a good Job. Like my mother said it was not a wedding, it was a marriage.

We felt so good about yesterday we could not have asked for a better person to marry us. Thank you again.  We will stay in touch

Anna & Robert Green – October 15, 2005

 Our wedding was Christmas Eve Eve, and we were worried about finding a good officiant during the business of the holidays.

I found Mary’s website and was thoroughly impressed with the testimonials I read, the sample vows she included, and the suggestions and other links she provided.

When I called her a few months before the wedding, I was reassured by her warm voice and immediately apparent confidence and intelligence.

Throughout the planning process, Mary promptly responded to all of my emails and calls.

Because of Mary, our rehearsal ran perfectly, and on the wedding day, everyone knew exactly what to do and when to do it. Our actual wedding ceremony was more beautiful than either of us could have hoped.

Everyone said it was the most special ceremony they had ever witnessed. I thank Mary for that.

And the CD she sent with all of the pictures was so wonderful– I had been dying to see some images, and hers were the first we saw.

If you are looking for a true professional who cares about you and the memories you’ll have of your special day,

Mary Pugh is an ideal choice. We are so thrilled that we found her! Thank you, Mary!

 

Tami and Michael Fagan – 12/23/05

 After driving in hours of traffic in the rain (which we were told by several people will bring us abundance in our lives together) and stopping at the Nyack mall for a couple of hours we arrived home late but safe and sound and happy beyond belief. It was a wonderful surprise to find some of our pictures waiting for us–they are great!!!

On the way home we debriefed and relived our ceremony which was far beyond what we even imagined it to be. Thank you!!!

Speaking for myself, I never realized how differently I would feel after the ceremony having already made a commitment to Didi, however, being married changes everything in such a wonderful, special way.

Your contribution was very special and we both thank you. We look forward to renewing our vows in the future and we will stay in touch.

Sue and Didi – October 14, 2005

 We just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did.

You truly went the extra mile for us, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Our wedding would not have been a true wedding without the marriage license, and you performed a miracle by arranging for Town Hall to be opened for us on a holiday!!

We will not hesitate to recommend you to anybody we know who is getting married.

The photo CDs are a wonderful bonus, and we appreciate you getting them to us so quickly!

Thank you for helping to make our wedding day a memorable one!

Ema & Norb – 4-15-2006

  Mary,
Hi,
We are extremely grateful for all your help,we saw the snapshots they are wonderful.
Thanks again.

Bertha and Julio – 10/08/05

 I’m glad you made it to the other wedding in time! (Note: this wedding was delayed over an hour waiting for guests.)

Thank you for such a beautiful ceremony – as I am sure you noticed…we were all moved.

Thanks also for the photos – they look great.

If you ever need a reference or anything else, we would be happy to let anybody know how wonderful you made our marriage.

Cristina – October 8, 2005

 It’s clear you really enjoy working with people, because you do everything imaginable to help a bride and groom enjoy a relaxed, joyous wedding.

You don’t try to impose anything on anyone.

You offer all sorts of choices that one might not know are choices.

If somebody asks you to wear a white robe and blue stole, you do that.
You offer advice as needed about vows, blessings, how best to enter, where to stand, coordination of the ceremony with music, etc.
You offer discrete assistance if somebody forgets a line.
You’re reliable, gracious, helpful.
What more could one ask? Thanks!

Jim Powell – Westport – March 29, 2006

 Mary Pugh was pleasant and accommodating during every step of our wedding planning and ceremony. She understood right away what kind of ceremony we wanted and provided us with just the right ceremony to suit us.

She kindly agreed to a time change on the day of our wedding to give time for our relatives to arrive here — events were complicated by a blizzard! Mary’s officiating was lovely, all that we had hoped for, and we feel that selecting her as our Justice of the Peace beyond a doubt the right choice. Thank you, Mary!

Stanley H. Thompson and Lee Fleming Thompson – 01/23/05

 We want to say Thank You for the ceremony that you performed for us on January 26, 2006. It was absolutely beautiful.

Despite the fact that we chose to have a beach wedding in the middle of winter on one of the windiest days, you somehow managed to make everything a dream come true.

Our keepsake vows that you made for us are wonderful and the pictures you took and gave to us on CD were spectacular.

I have to tell you that I was a little hesitant about chosing a Justice of the Peace off the Internet, but you exceeded our expectations and you went that extra mile to make us feel special.

We truly can’t thank you enough. The memories you made for us will live in our hearts forever.

Pat & Jennifer Torre (@ Penfield Beach below freezing) – January 26, 2006

 Mary & Christy,

Thank you for the photos. I look forward to seeing the disc. Christy, I love the watercolor. That is so neat. You have talent!

Our families are delighted with the news. My sisters all screamed with excitement and Eric’s Mom was crying (with joy).

I told my friends at work today and they all had great reactions of surprise and big smiles.
Thanks again for making our evening possible.

Michele & Eric – 02/19/05

 Our experience working with Justice of the Peace Mary Pugh was lovely from start to finish. First, for our initial contact with Mary, we emailed her. Amazingly, she called us back five minutes later! Mary was able to perform the ceremony for us when we wanted – two days later. She advised us on how to obtain license, and she sent us a catalogue of vows for us to pick what we wanted. Mary customized the vows for us and sent to us before ceremony so we could make sure they were perfect. At the ceremony, she took digital photos and sent us a disc with the photos. The photos and copies of our vows and license arrived at our home just two days after the ceremony.

Mary was more than just a justice of the peace — she was an advisor to us. Thank you Mary for making our ceremony one we will always cherish.

A couple from Danbury, CT who were married April, 2005 in Wilton, CT

 Mary has simply done an outstanding and highly professional job for us.
Her warm wonderful tone and joie de vivre throughout the entire planning process and ceremony put us at ease.

With a personal touch we will always cherish, Mary helped make our wedding ceremony not only a great success, but a truly memorable and magical moment.

In advance of the wedding Mary was accessible for any questions we had and took the time to meet with us so we could get to know one another before the wedding.

She provided personal counsel regarding our ceremony options as well as a handy reference CD chock-full of resources including party planning tips and cost savings advice.

Mary was there on the spot with her digital camera during the flurry of activity before the wedding to catch some precious candid shots that no one else thought to take.
We even had the picture CD in hand to show our out of town guests before they departed several days later.
Mary is versatile, knowledgea
ble and sophisticated. She even would have performed our ceremony under water had we asked.
Simply stated Mary really has her act together as a JP!
Anyone would do well to secure her services for their wedding ceremony above or below water.

Jody & Paul – 10-15-05

 I would like to take this moment to thank you for the perfect ceremony you did for us on October 15, 2005 at the Continental Mannor, Norwalk CT.

I could not have asked for more, all was perfect. Everyone loved it !!!!

Wilfredo and I can not express how much we appreciated all the help you were to us and our guests.
Thank you for even the smallest details.

I also want to take the opportunity to thank you for the Picture CD ( I love the pictures!!!) I also received the form for us to obtain an original copy of our marriage certificate.

Words cannot express how grateful Wilfredo and I are.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

Wilfredo & Nancy Soto – October 15, 2005

 Steve & I would like to say Thank You for the wonderful service you performed at our wedding!

We so thoroughly enjoyed working with you from day one and you certainly exceeded our greatest expectations!

You are so kind and thoughtful and just plain pleasant to speak to, whether it be about the wedding or just life in general. You had the most extensive collection of planning tools, vows, and general wedding information and it was so convenient to be able to pop onto your website or check on the CD you sent us to find things out.

You took great care to be extra communicative, which is very settling to a busy bride! You offer all of these extras that just make a difference.

When we got home from our honeymoon and got your mail that included pictures from the wedding along with a copy of our vows and so forth it was such a great surprise – and since obviously we don’t get to see what goes on before the ceremony with our guests, you allowed us to get a sneak peek with these shots!

We watched our video for the first time yesterday and you are so calm yet excited during the ceremony and your voice was easily heard by all. In a nutshell, you were perfect!

Thank you again, we do hope to keep in touch with you, and please feel free to use us as a reference at any time – you have our top recommendation!!

Erica & Steve Kowalski – May 21, 2005

  Stephen and I want to thank YOU very much for all your help. Everyone said the ceremony was very special. Your compassion and special touch made all the difference. You did a wonderful job. You helped make this wedding special for all of us.  Thank you!

Donna (step mom of bride) – June 25, 2005

 Thank you so much for everything. We are overjoyed with everything and promise to stay in touch.

Marlene – October 29, 2005

 Thanks so much for the pics, I love them!

Thanks again for everything, you did an incredible job and Steve and I would be happy to give you a testimonial for your website!

Sue and Steve – October 22, 2005

 Our wedding on June 26, 2005 was an absolute dream come true. It was a beautiful ceremony, and the pictures we received afterwards were above and beyond the call of duty for our officiant. We are so grateful to have had someone so warm and professional to conduct our ceremony.

With Thanks,

Kevin and Carolyn Keutmann – 6/26/05

 Steve & I would like to say a big Thank You for doing such an amazing job officiating at our wedding!

We had a difficult time finding the right JP for our personal style and we were delighted to find you. Our wedding was so special because you spent the time to really get to know us and personalized our day to match. Your CD of information and vows was such an organized way for us to get things together and in it we found the perfect wording for our ceremony.

We really enjoyed working with you and it was SO convenient to use email to work out the details since it can be difficult to find time to pick up the phone before the big day.

Our wedding ceremony was fantastic! Our guests RAVED about you in particular, specifically about how they were able to hear every word (even with our outdoor ceremony!), how sincere you were, and how naturally you performed.

It was a thoughtful extra you took to step out of the way so that our first kiss was of just the two of us in the photographs (although our pictures with you in them are great too!!!) – no other JP that we met with even thought about this.

The follow-up information and photographs you sent were such a nice gesture as well.

All in all, you offer a top-notch service and we would not have wanted to be married by anyone else! Please feel free to use us as a reference at any time and we are sure to keep in touch. Thank you again!!

Erica & Steve Kowalski – May 21, 2005

 I just wanted to write to tell you once again how much your ceremony meant to us.

You were the reason our anniversary and following weekend was the best we have ever had.

From making the trip to the beautiful vows, you really were a anniversary saver.
I don’t really know what else to say other than Thank you.

You are a special person that will never be forgotten by either of us.

Jim (vow renewal- surprise for wife) – July 29, 2005

 I really enjoyed your service. Thank you so much for coming out there. You made us feel like we were confident in what we were doing. I felt so happy and confident. You were wonderful!
Thank you so much.

Shamese and David – July 20, 2005

 (her posting on THE KNOT)

I’ve gotten some great recommendations on this board so I thought I’d share one with everyone who might be interested.

I had a difficult time finding a JP for my 5/21/05 wedding but then met Mary Pugh of Norwalk and I am so glad I did!!

She can travel anywhere in CT (my wedding is in Brookfield) and offers so much for the ceremony. If anyone wants more information about her feel free to email me @ ferica1234@yahoo.com.

I normally don’t post but I felt this one was worth it.   Good luck!

Erica Forde/Kowalski – 5/21/2005

 I just wanted to drop a little note to thank you for making our wedding day so perfect.

Despite the weather, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!

Paulo and I are so happy. The honeymoon was excellent! Barbados is absolutely beautiful.

I’m sending a couple pics from the wedding & from the honeymoon.

Thanks again. We will highly recommend you to any future bride & grooms in the future.

Paulo & Jill Santos – August 14, 2005

 Thank you so much for a wonderful job on Saturday…it couldn’t have been better!! We had a terrific day.

Again, thanks so much for a job well done…it was perfect!

Emily Reginio (Wright) – August 20, 2005

 We are so happy we chose you as the JP for our wedding!

You helped us from the beginning stages (planning the ceremony, ways to save money, choosing vows) until the end of our beautifully conducted ceremony.

Your calm presence, professionalism, and readiness for any situation kept everyone in the wedding party prepared and on track.

Many of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and wanted to know how we found you.

Having planned our wedding from the other side of the country, we feel incredibly lucky to have found you on the internet!

Thank you so much! We recommend you for any type of ceremony!

Robb and Emily Sandagata – June 25, 2005

 Mary Pugh is the best Justice of Peace in CT. My wife and I were happy and pleased to meeting her. Her web site is great. It is very helpful and informative for couples who want to get married.

Ali Cinar – 2/14/05

 Mary married my husband and I on a rainy day in November. Even though it was cold and rainy, she didn’t let it effect our very important day.
She had a wonderful certificate of marriage made up along with a CD of photos.
It could not have been more perfect.
Thanks Mary for your help with everything and making our special day even better!
 (note:  beach wedding in Stamford)

Pamela & Myron – 11/19/05

 Hello from Mr. and Mrs. Saunders, your most recently happily married couple!

I wanted to take a few moments to say thank you and to hopefully put into words what a wonderful job you did on Saturday night. Steve and I were very happy to have you be a part of our special night!

Many of our friends and family commented on your ceremony and how well you blended in with the special surprise.

We truly appreciate your extraordinary style and all the special touches you contributed to our evening.

Thanks again! and we look forward to the opportunity to recommend you as a JP in the future!

Michele (Kana) Saunders – August 20, 2005

 We chose Mary at random, truth be told, and never knew what a find she would be!

Married the night of the worst snowstorm of 05. 

Generous, thoughtful, accomodating and genuinely a sweetheart of a woman.

Mary has our total and unequivocated endorsement to officiate at your wedding regardless of size, ceremony or religious denomination.
…Chris Evans former morning personality WEBE108

Jack Camarda – 01/22/05

 Mary is extremely professesional and responsive to any and all inquiries. She cares deeply about her couples and doing the best she can for them.

Janice Favreau (fellow JP)

 I just want to say thank you, we had a beautiful wedding at the beach, we enjoyed so much your company and we had a really nice time. Everything came out better than we expected.

We have a lot of pictures, and they look great. I am attaching some pictures of Argentina and some from here.

Thank you for everything!!!!!!!

Karin and Patricio Urbina – August 17, 2005

 Mary was very professional and yet very warm and personable. We enjoyed our experience with her immensely and thank her for her patience amidst all of our chaos. We gladly recommend her for services as a Justice of the Peace to everybody.

Apu Pandya – 07/09/05

  Mary is a gracious justice of the peace.

She has qualities that I wish and aspire to personally have as a J.P., including: her extreme dedication to her clients, her motivation and organization and people skills and a refreshing personality.

Not only do I recommend her, but I would have her perform my own wedding!

Adam Cote (fellow JP)

 Mary Pugh is timely, professional and well-spoken. She truly enjoys what she does and it shows. I received several compliments about what a wonderful job she did. She spoke clearly and smiled through the whole ceremony. Also, the personal touches she added were wonderful.

My husband and I highly recommend her.

Dawn Coelho Kubie – 9/18/05

 I can’t tell you how much we appreciated your enthusiastic participation in our recent marriage.

We could not have found a better person to work with us….even if we had not requested a bilingual Justice of the Peace. You clearly understood the depth of our commitment, the inclusion of families that came before us, and the joy that we both feel in finding each along our separate journeys through life.

Thank you for all of your help with our vows, the suggestions that made the event more festive and meaningful, and your joyful presence for the evening. Your graciousness to all present has left a special and lasting memory with each guest.  Independently each has asked me how we were so lucky to find you!!!

Truly…you were the perfect person! Porfirio and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 

Ruth Ann & Porfirio – September 17, 2004

 Mary’s ceremony was just what we wanted for our special day. She worked with us to create a message tailored to our personal thoughts and hopes for our future together.
She provided useful information for us as we planned the wedding and kept in touch throughout the process to assure that the event was memorable. Mary is poised and warm.
She was a welcomed addition to our wedding party. Mary is professional, gracious and knowledgeable in her role as Justice of the Peace. She provided us with useful information to prepare for our wedding and performed a ceremony beautifully tailored to our wishes.

Thank you for making our wedding day extra special. The ceremony you created for us conveyed our thoughts and dreams for each other to all of the wedding guests.
We will always treasure the copy of our wedding vows and the photos. Many thanks to your daughter for capturing the moment.

Niki Munroe Janosko – April 16, 2005

 Thank you so much for an absolutely lovely wedding. It was exactly what we wanted.

We’ll be happy to write you a testimonial and probably share a picture or two (they turned out really well – please thank Andrew for us). It will have to wait a while though – we’re going to be gone for much of November and then, of course, there are the holidays. We’ll get it done by early January, if not before.

We had lunch at Harbor Light. The food was great and the setting was gorgeous. Two women sitting at the table next to us noticed our flowers and asked why we were wearing them. When we told them we had just gotten married, they bought us champagne. It was the perfect gesture to cap off a lovely celebration.

Elise and Joseph – 10/31/04

 We received the disk yesterday, thanks and thanks to your daughter for taking the pictures. You did a great job of performing our ceremony. I’m off from work starting tomorrow until Jan. 10 and cannot wait for the honeymoon in the Fla. Keys!

Geeta and Gary – 12/19/04

 I would like to thank you so very much for the wonderful job you did with our wedding last Tuesday.
The ceremony was beautiful. We could not have asked for a better officiant.

We received the CD with the pictures you took only two days after the wedding, and I was very happy with the way they turned out (after seeing the pictures, my friend’s little daughter now refers to Darryl and I as the Prince and Princes of the castle ).

I plan on framing one or two of the pictures and the marriage certificate that you also gave us as a lasting memory of this special day. Thank you again.  All the best for the future

Kerstin and Darryl – December 12 2006

 I will forever feel lucky for having discovered Mary Pugh’s website on the internet.

From the moment I read through her site, I knew that she was the right person to officiate the most important day of my life. Mary was responsive and incredibly flexible accommodating our every want and need with cheerfulness and a professionalism that is assuredly unrivaled.

Not only did she officiate the wedding with grace and tact but she went above and beyond, providing me with material to help design the ceremony, taking pictures before, during and after the wedding, giving us a keepsake of the ceremony, and following up only days after the ceremony with our first pictures.

And quite frankly, her pictures are the best ones I have of our special day.
It is rare to meet a person that takes such personal pride in her work and delivers well beyond expectations!
Anyone who hires her for their wedding will be eternally glad that they did.

Thanks again Mary for making our day so wonderful!

Mary McDonald – November 18 2006

I enjoying making my couples have the best ceremony which is customized to them – a ceremony that moves them because it was personally written to fit them.

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We wanted to thank you so very much for performing our wedding ceremony.The day was very special to us and you made it that much better. Thank you for being so positive and thoughtful. We love the CD and it will be a great memory for us to have forever. You really made our day special and to never forget.

Thanks again!
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