Ceremonies of Heart

Rev. Mary Joy Leaper | Celebrant and Wedding Officiant

Ceremonies of Heart Reviews

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips that you kissed, but my soul.”

~ Judy Garland

Wedding Ceremonies:  

Your Wedding Ceremony: Expressing Your Own Special Love

The love you and your partner feel for each other is unique, singular, powerful. Your wedding day is your opportunity to share with everyone just exactly how you feel about each other. And your wedding ceremony is the way that you do that.

A carefully crafted wedding ceremony by Ceremonies of Heart allows you to truly savor the moment as you step over the threshold of this major life transition. Your guests may not remember much about the flowers or the food at the reception but they will definitely remember a lovely, heartfelt ceremony that has them teary-eyed and joyous all at the same time.

Whether you prefer formal or informal, traditional or very nontraditional, I am here to listen to you and to create with and for you these most important moments. Your wedding ceremony will be custom written to express your values, your style, and your particular love.

I have access to many resources such as poems, readings and sample vows, as well as a knowledge of rituals from many sources that can enrich your ceremony. I can create blended ceremonies for couples with different faiths or cultural backgrounds, combining traditions from each. For couples who do not belong to any particular church, a ceremony with overtones of universal spirituality may be suitable. I also write and officiate wholly secular ceremonies for those who prefer this.

Because Connecticut law makes same-sex marriages legal, it is my distinct pleasure to officiate these weddings, for out-of-state couples as well as for those from Connecticut.

I also happily prepare vow renewals, commitment ceremonies and milestone anniversary celebrations. Wherever in the state of Connecticut your ceremony may be held, I am ready to serve you. Please contact me at Ceremonies of Heart to set up a complimentary first meeting to talk about ideas for your special wedding day.


Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony