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My Mission Statement:

Branford-House_studio-foto_00246I, Marie T. Wiley, as a Connecticut Justice of the Peace & Non Denominational Minister, will provide the happy couple with a passionate ceremony that will reflect YOUR dreams for YOUR special day!

My promise as your Connecticut Justice of the Peace:

I will be Prompt, Respectful, Enthusiastic and Professional. Whether you are planning the wedding of the century or an intimate gathering or even a renewal of your vows, I will be guided by what YOU want. I will make your day, all that it should and can be.

Marie’s Life Story in a Nutshell:

I thought it would be nice for you to be able to get somewhat of an idea of what I’m all about. I was born and raised in CT. I am one of 10 children, number 6 to be exact! When you grow up in a household that big…you kind of end up being, well, to the rest of the world,…identified as a mere number. All said in humor of course!

Most of my adult life I’ve been involved with the public in one way or another; most of it having to do with politics and/or the environment. I was Vice President of C.A.S.E. (Citizens for a Sound Environment). My dear departed friends Jay Becker, Ted Rice and I spent a great deal of time courting Congress & Senators down in D.C. as well as our local Rep’s and Governors. I am one of those people who commits themselves 110%. I say what I mean and I mean what I say. As a result, I was lucky enough to present testimony before the U.S. Congress way back when, meet all sort of impressive people and learn a little bit more about myself in the process!

After CASE, I got involved with a number of different initiatives. Public Relations is my forte’. If I believe in something I’ll go to the ends of the earth to make it happen. So I decided to be come a wedding officiant…why not have some fun and marry people!!! It’s so much more rewarding!!! And there are no hassles. It’s a win/win!! So I became a Justice of the Peace as I find it easier and much more fun to be involved with happy events.

Besides, I was married by a total yahoo of a JP who spent all of 15 seconds performing the ceremony. Bottom line…I’ll tell you the story if you ask…it’s laughable at this point. You know how they say parents live vicariously through their children in sports etc??? I live vicariously through my couples.

When it comes to Love I am highly motivated to make sure every couple’s wedding day dreams come true: From start to finish!!! In fact, I make it my mission. It isn’t just enough that I perform the ceremony…I actually really do care that their entire day goes off without a hitch. And well…if a hitch comes along…you can bet that I’m going to do what it takes to get things back on track making sure their mind set is where it belongs…HAPPILY ON THE PRIZE…with each other!!!! From the caterers, to the photographers…I keep my eyes on things.

And about the things I love in life? My family, friends, the fine arts, music and the great outdoors…mostly traveling and sailing, of which sailing takes the cake (no pun intended) because that gives me the best of both worlds…family and friends!!!

And I thought I’d share one of my favorite sayings by Audrey Hepburn. “For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others”.

If you have any questions, please, always feel free to ask away.

My motto says it all: IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU!!!
Have a sparkling day!!!
-Marie Tyler Wiley