Your wedding is unique because you’re a unique couple with a unique story. Even a small and informal ceremony, including an elopement, is a special and powerful moment. Trust your special moment to experience …over 20 years and hundreds of weddings of every type. I’ll help you plan, then , on the day, I will work with you to make it all a reality. It’s an honor ( and fun ) for me to help you create the perfect ceremony…and, of course, I will take care of the legalities so it counts.

*My style is relaxed and easy-going… a little laughter goes well at a wedding. I was a high school teacher for 32 years, so I can engage comfortably with folks and adjust and adapt in the moment (Few weddings go exactly as planned).

*22 years and hundreds of weddings ; 7 times BEST OF WEDDINGS and 9 Times COUPLES CHOICE awards ( awards based on client reviews)

* Create the perfect, unique ceremony with my online ceremony-building template . … Or , if you want just the basics, I will create one for you…as much or as little direction as you need.

*Have your wedding anywhere in NH or Southern ME, indoors or out, even hike -in locations.

*On-line e-signature contracts…eliminate printing/scanning/e-mailing. … Make the process easy and less time-consuming.


* My fees start at $225, including travel, use of the ceremony template, and planning time by phone and/or meeting, and , of course, executing and filing the license to make it legal.

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*Simple Elopement Special: $195 I will meet you wherever you choose and perform my standard ceremony (link below)  then execute and file the license No planning meetings or calls, maximum of 5 guests, Monday thru Thursday only.

Dwights Standard Elopement Ceremony 



(elopement service doesn't include planning meeting or calls):

Although simple, this can still be, and should still be, meaningful.

I will meet you anywhere in NH or southern ME that is special to you ( also see Hike-in option below), or anywhere convenient. I will perform the basic legal wedding ceremony and file the marriage license, and you're set.

 I encourage you to write your own brief vows to one another, but that is not necessary. You can just show up and we'll go from there. No witnesses are required in NH, two in ME but you are welcome to up to five bring guests. It is particularly nice to have someone come along to take some photos. But if it's just you, I'll be happy to take a couple photos with your phone or camera.

Elopement Fee:    $195 Mon.-Thurs     Weekend  $225


( All can be added or removed after booking as your plans evolve. It’s best to get the date reserved as soon as possible )

  • Pre-Ceremony Acoustic Guitar as guests arrive; sets an elegant tone and focuses energy on the ceremony site: $150
  • Live Ceremony Music integrated gracefully into the ceremony: Processional and Recessional, perhaps a song during the ceremony. $200
  • Live music for post-ceremony cocktail hour or dinner …acoustic classics and oldies everyone knows make the perfect background during the transition from ceremony to reception: $150 and up.
  • Attending Rehearsal ( Rarely necessary and Contingent on availability ):   $200
  • Sound system to amplify the actual vows and any readers: ( Recommended for outdoor ceremonies over 75 guests) $150 Could also be used to play recorded music.
  • Hike-in Ceremonies: $150


  "Working with Dwight was absolutely wonderful. It is always difficult hiring someone you've found online that you've never met, and really...know little about. I hired Dwight based on the reviews (they are phenomenal!) and I am SO glad that I did! Dwight was an absolute joy to work with. When my husband and I met him to go over details before the wedding, it was like we had known him for years. He is such a pleasure to work with. He is trustworthy and truly cares about his clients."                                                   

Alessandra and Tim, , Old Orchard Beach, ME                    Originally posted and verified on TheKnot              603 942 5754