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Welcome

Congratulations on your Engagement!

Please call me, as it will be my privilege to officiate your marriage with grace and dignity. While I am not a wedding planner, I am a detail oriented person who can assist you with everything to customize your wedding ceremony.

Lunch time Weddings are one of my specialties. Why not try it?

Small, Large, at Home, at your Office, Hotels, Restaurants, Museums, Libraries, along the Freedom Trail, the Esplanade, Fenway Park, the Boston harbor and many other Waterfront locations, the public gardens ~ Swan Boats and other surrounding towns where beautiful and historic parks, landmarks, and venues share outstanding backgrounds for your wedding. I am a native of Boston, and am also familiar with unusual and less well known places.

Your Wedding can be Intimate, Elegant or Casual! I follow your lead!

Traditional, Interfaith, Same Gender, LGBTQIA...

Last Minute Ceremonies Welcome. I promise a Professional Job which will be a Treasured Memory.

Social Distancing Weddings
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“Just sent this email to you to let you know that we are extremely grateful to have you with us on our special day! You made the marriage extremely simple and beautiful, which we will remember all our lives! You are really very kind. A big big thank you from both of us!❤️ Really appreciate your efforts!!!”

Deepal (October 6, 2020)

“We contacted Justice Leslie Zises to officiate our wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many couples, our original plans were up-ended and we found ourselves making a relatively last-minute decision to get married, and decided to have a celebration down the road. In this situation, we were nervous whether we would be able to find somebody flexible enough to officiate our micro-wedding on a few weeks' notice.

We found Leslie through an online search and contacted her after reading her impressive reviews. From the first interactions, it was clear why Leslie is so acclaimed: Leslie was incredibly responsive, flexible, and went above and beyond to make sure that we had an unforgettable day. Leslie made a considerable effort to get to know us such that our ceremony could be tailored around our story as a couple, and written according to our preferences. All of our friends and family following along on Zoom were blown away by how masterfully and eloquently Leslie conducted the ceremony! It is worth emphasizing that Leslie did all of this during a pandemic, when many justices (understandably) shy away from doing ceremonies altogether. By contrast, we were able to work with Leslie such that the ceremony was safely conducted with COVID precautions and was an unforgettable experience overall.

In short, if you are thinking about having Leslie officiate your wedding, look no further. Leslie truly goes above and beyond, even in unprecedented times!”

MB

“Hi Future Married Couples, I highly recommend choosing Leslie for your special day. I have been dreaming of my wedding day since I was a little girl and because of covid we had to elope early. My husband and I got married in the Boston Public Garden and planned our elopement in under 2 weeks. I was nervous for the day because I had my dream wedding in mind for so many years, and Leslie truly made the day as special as I had always dreamed. From the start of our communication, Leslie personalized the experience to myself and my husband. She was quick to communicate with and truly showed an investment in our marriage. Leslie was early for our ceremony, she thought of the small details like bringing tissues for our family, and truly made our day the best it could be. She spoke for about 30 minutes and even though we had just met, her speech made it seem like we had known each other for years. It was so sentimental, yet also light-hearted and funny as well. It was so 'us'. I couldn't have asked for a better justice and I will think of her words forever. I can't thank Leslie enough and will cherish my memories. Again, I hope you choose Leslie as I know she will make your day as special as she made ours!”

JS

“Leslie was wonderful to work with!!! We spoke several times to ensure we had exactly what we wanted for our ceremony, short and sweet vows! We also spoke at length about COVID-19 and taking precautions which were always our first priority. Choosing to work with us during this time is something I will always be so grateful for! She is highly recommended!! Thank you so much for everything!”

Christina I (Married on Oct 2020)

“Leslie is amazing! She helped make our ceremony the beautiful experience we had imagined. She brought passion to her role and one can tell how much she enjoys bringing couples together.”

Married Oct 2020

“I wanted to take a moment to sit down and collect my thoughts and tell you how incredibly thankful I am for your beautiful speech. It was above and beyond my expectations. I have dreamed of my wedding for years and years and while I still hope to get my 'dream' wedding at the Aldrich Mansion, you truly made it a special day for us. I was nervous and excited and had so many emotions and your humor and excitement put us at ease. Your speech was sentimental, yet funny and I'll never forget it. I was intently listening to every word you said. I did not know what to expect going into the day, but you truly made it a special day for me. I feel like I'm talking in circles a bit, but I just want you to know how much your time and your words truly meant to me.”

J&C

We were just reminiscing about our wedding (nearly three years ago!) and we thought about how important you were to making that special day perfect. We hope that you are well and wanted to send you a quick “hello!” from Dallas, where we moved a few months ago. Here’s a recent picture with one of our two dogs. Warmest wishes and thank you for everything

A&P

Leslie helped to create our ceremony, and she made it run smoothly and effortlessly. My husband and I first met with Leslie about six months in advance of the ceremony, and she immediately drafted up some wonderful remarks—which were tailored to reflect us as a couple. For example, she incorporated facts about how we met, and the connection we both have to literature, which was particularly appropriate, as the wedding was literary-themed. Her attention to detail and her language use were both exquisite, as were her recommendations about how and when to incorporate readings. We wanted to interweave a couple of poems (as well as a multi-denominational blessing) into the ceremony, and were a little flummoxed in thinking about how to make the whole thing flow well—and not feel choppy or scattered. Leslie had terrific recommendations about where to place particular readings; in the end, the ceremony moved along effortlessly.

RL

Leslie was so considerate, composed, kind, and thoroughly professional. She went above and beyond in preparing and reviewing the vows—and in finalizing details with us before the rehearsal and the wedding day. During the rehearsal, as well as on the wedding day, she made sure that my husband and I were both feeling calm and comfortable.

SR

I loved collaborating with her, and think so highly of the work that she did. I can’t say enough about her dedication to us as clients, her work ethic--and her graceful, thoughtful presence.

AL

I found Leslie through all of her glowing online reviews; the reviews are very well deserved.

JJ

Leslie made our day truly special and memorable. She is a beautiful person who cares deeply about making the event special and memorable. Everyone at the ceremony complimented us on what an amazing job Leslie did. Thank you, Leslie for everything! Your role in our ceremony will be remembered always!

Scott

We got married just last week and I cannot speak highly enough of the amazing job Leslie did as officiant of our wedding! From everything starting from our initial conversations to the day of, Leslie was very responsive and professional in all communications. She drafted wedding vows for us and gave us the opportunity to review before our ceremony. She added so many personal touches from our lives that meant so much to us. We were nervous about some bad weather as our ceremony was outside and she completely put us at ease and suggested a few options for change if needed. If you are looking for someone to lead your ceremony we HIGHLY recommend Leslie!!!!!!! You will not be disappointed and on the contrary beyond amazed!!!