Thanks for visiting. Please take a moment to browse the different sections of my website by clicking on the links to the right. View Fees, Unique and Traditional Ceremony Ideas, Photo Galleries 1-13, which displays over 750 weddings that I have officiated all over Massachusetts, The Process, which details the requirements for getting married in Massachusetts, as well as addresses many frequently asked questions about getting married.
Please note that while I am known for marrying couples at Fenway Park ~ thirty-four couples to date, at America's Most Beloved Ball Park ~ I am not affiliated in any way with the Red Sox Organization. However, I am happy to connect you with the appropriate contact person at Fenway Park, who can answer your questions about the information, and cost, in order to get married at Fenway Park.
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WEDDING OF YOUR DESIRE by Carol J. Merletti NAMED WINNER / TOP PICK IN
THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2013
Boston, Massachusetts (January 23, 2013) – Wedding of Your Desire by Carol J. Merletti is pleased to announce that she been selected as a 2013 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, a special section featured on TheKnot.com/BOW. TheKnot.com the number-one wedding destination, most trusted by brides.
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WGBH and Boston A-List 2012, 2011, and 2010 First Place Winner
MASSACHUSETTS BEST WEDDING OFFICIANT
As your Massachusetts Justice of the Peace, I want your ceremony to be a memorable event for you, as well as for your family and friends. I am happy to sit with you to help you plan for your special day, answer any questions that you may have, and to help you personalize a unique wedding ceremony that fits your style and wishes. This day is about YOU! Not your wedding officiant. I am here to help you design wedding vows for your special day that you will always remember for the rest of your life. Just because I know, as an officiant, how to write wedding vows ~ your day is not about me ~ it is about you! I can provide you with many wedding vow samples, but the end result is that you must be happy with what we create together ~ to reflect your dream of a perfect wedding day. I am very open to ideas, and I am a fun person to work with, but at the same time, I am a professional.
I have been fortunate to have married over 750 couples to date, from every religion under the sun, and at some of the most unique places all over Massachusetts ~ Fenway Park, U.S.S. Constitution, Boston Public Garden, Top of the Hub, Liberty Hotel, Museum of Science, Boston Public Library, New England Aquarium, Les Zygomates Restaurant, Peabody Essex Museum, Locke-Ober Restaurant, Andover Country Club, Danversport Yacht Club, and many, many more.
I love what I do ~ marrying people! There is no better feeling than knowing that I have contributed to the happiness of others!
FENWAY PARK - GREEN MONSTER SEATS 9/30/2007
ABOVE: My dream, since becoming an officiant, was to marry a loving couple at Fenway Park. As an avid Red Sox fan, I was thrilled when I was asked, by Annette & Larry Rine, of Scanectaty, New York, to marry them on the Green Monster Seats on Sunday, September 30, 2007 during the Seventh Inning Stretch, at the last game of the regular 2007 Red Sox Season against the Minnesota Twins.
FENWAY PARK - RED SOX DUGOUT 7/7/2012
ABOVE: I married Carly and Drake on the Fenway Park field, in front of the Red Sox Dugout.
FENWAY PARK 7/19/2008
ABOVE: This was my first formal wedding at Fenway Park, in front of Home Plate. A dream come true! Everything was perfect! A beautiful day, a lovely, lovely couple. Wonderful family and friends. Very professional wedding planner, extremely friendly staff at Fenway. It was just perfect!
Thank you Mai & Adam forthis wonderful experience!
FENWAY PARK ~ 3rd Base ~7/8/2011
ABOVE: Officiating my lst Fenway Park wedding for the 2011 Season! This was my 17th couple that I have married at Americas Most Beloved Ball Park! Courtney and Dave were from Las Vegas, and are huge Red Sox fans. They had a private area for their wedding guests on the 3rd Base Deck. It was a lot of fun.
FENWAY PARK - GREEN MONSTER SEATS 9/23/2010
ABOVE: Sandi and Dave were married in front of the Red Sox Dugout. Here we are for a photo shoot on the Green Monster. I really enjoyed working with this lovely couple from Pennsylvania.
FENWAY PARK - 8/7/2010
ABOVE: I loved working with Sally and Jim from Manchester, Connecticut! They were a blast! They had meincorporate the Red Sox opening line for their ceremony: "Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, Welcome to Fenway Park, Americas most beloved ballpark, for this afternoons wedding between Jim and Sally." "Please be seated. Everyone loved it!
FENWAY PARK ~ Valentine's Day ~ 2/14/2010
ABOVE:Mia and Dan were determined to get married on Valentine's Day at Fenway Park. We had fun, but it was cold and windy on the Green Monster!
FENWAY PARK ~ Left Field Grand Stands ~ Wedding 1 of 3 on 9/9/2009
ABOVE: I married Rick and Benita from California while they were visiting Boston to shoot a new reality show for The Travel Channel called "America's Worst Driver", which is scheduled to air in March 2010.
Their ceremony took place during the Seventh Inning Stretch with a few of their crew members as witnesses, not to mention Red Sox fans!
Thanks Rick and Benita! I had so much fun sitting with you at the game that night. You were a joy and very much in love! (Rick, you still remind me of (the new) Johnny Damon, only better looking!)
TD Garden, Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls 12/3/2010
ABOVE: I married Kelly and Jimmy at the TD Garden~ Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls game on 12/3/2010, in the Premium Club Garden Suite. The couple invited 50 guests who believed that they were attending an engagement party, and a Celtics Game. Kelly is a Bulls fan, Jimmy a Celtics fan. They told their guests that they were going on a tour, only to be brought into a suite and told they were really attending their wedding! At the end of the ceremony, I handed Kelly a Celtics Jersey, from Jimmy, to convert her into a Celtics Fan. Lovely time, exceptional treatment from the Celtics Management team! A HUGE thank you to Nicholas Cacici, Premium Event Account Excutive for the Boston Celtics, for his incredible attention to this wedding and hospitality! THE BEST PART? Kelly and Jimmy were the first couple to ever get married at a Celtics game! I was the first officiant! Management really liked this idea! We shall see what the future holds!
FENWAY PARK ~ Left Field ~ 9/19/2008
ABOVE:This lovely couple from Pennsylvania were such a pleasure to work with! They flew to Boston just to get married at Fenway Park, as they are die hard Red Sox Fans!
FENWAY PARK ~ Budweiser Right Field Roof Deck ~ 8/10/2008
ABOVE: This couple flew in from Ohio just to get married at Fenway Park! The bride's bouquet was set in a white baseball glove. Their bat was purchased from Pawtucket and had their names and wedding date engraved on it.
FENWAY PARK ~ Green Monster ~ 7/17/2010
ABOVE: Sue and Shane drove to Boston from
Pennsylvania to get married at Fenway Park! True Boston Red Sox die hard fans! We toured the Park and then I married them on the Green Monster!
I had a blast with you guys, and one thing that you will never forget on your Anniversary -- our "friendly" Fenway Tour Guide!
FENWAY PARK ~ Green Monster ~ 9/11/2009
ABOVE: Stefanie and Chuck, from Florida, flew to Boston just to get married at Fenway. Both are huge Red Sox fans. Before their ceremony, they were given a tour of Fenway and took photos with the two trophies.Stefanie and Chuck, it was such a pleasure working with you, and I truly enjoyed the company of your friends as well. I am so thrilled that everything worked out for you as planned.
FENWAY PARK~ On Field in Garage with Stop & Shop sign, Bleacher Bar ~ Wedding 2 of 3 on 9/9/2009
ABOVE: Denise and Don, from Pennsylvania, wanted a unique location and special date for their wedding. They were such a fun, loving couple to work with. They were so fortunate that Fenway was more than accommodating to them by allowing them to get married where they did at Fenway. Some of the staff members participated as witnesses to their during their vows, and one of the players walked over and handed them a baseball. Talk about their lucky and special day! Thank you Denise and Don and my best to you both for a life time of happiness!
FENWAY PARK~ Green Monster ~ Wedding 3 of 3 on 9/9/2009
ABOVE:I loved marrying Maureen and Joe. They were the sweetest couple and so in love. Once again, the Fenway Park staff were very kind to us by allowing us a whole row to ourselves for the ceremony. It was perfect and a dream come true for Maureen and Joe.
FENWAY PARK ~Green Monster~ 9/6/2010
ABOVE: Laura and Josh, from Charlottetown, Canada, were clearly Red Sox Lovers who were determined to get married at Fenway Park!
Thanks Laura and Josh for being my very first Canadian couple to allow me to make your dream cone true!
FENWAY PARK ~ Green Monster ~ 1/22/2011
ABOVE: I officiated Jennifer and Thomas Wedding at Fenway Park on the Green Monster on 1/22/2011. While it was very cold and snowy, we had a blast! We first met up at Cask N Flagon, next it was off to the Yawkey Way Store to meet up with our tour guide who was awesome and fun! Guests were allowed to try on the World Series Rings. Lastly, it was off to Fenway Park for the ceremony and a tour of Fenways Absolut Clubhouse to view the Cy Young Awards and Gold Glove Awards.
FENWAY PARK ~ Green Monster ~ 6/18/2010
ABOVE: Stephanie and Eric flew to Boston from Tennessee, just to get married at Fenway Park. We had a blast with the Red Sox fans! They cheered on this lovely couple!
FENWAY PARK ~Yawkey Way~ 6/7/2008
ABOVE: Another Boston Red Sox devoted couple whos dream to marry at Fenway Parkduring a Red Sox game, came true! Annette Keen and Steve Davis from Pennsylvania.
Upon this couple contacting me, it turned out thatI also had tickets to the same game on the day that they wanted to get married at Fenway Park. Not only that, it was also my 21st Wedding Anniversary. I had already planned a special message to be put up on the Red Sox Jumbo Tron screen as a surprise to my husband, Ron.
The day was perfect! Great weather! Marrying another happy couple! Surprising my husband! AND WINNING 11-3!!!
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