Debra L Alt
North Branford, CT
Congratulations on your engagement! I love creating ceremonies designed to warmly reflect who you are as a couple. From simple or secular to deeply spiritual, I take pride in enhancing your wedding experience. I consider words as poetry, and can create your wedding ceremony with or without music. You can write your vows, I can make suggestions, or we can craft them together. I am here to support and inspire, and incorporate vows and traditions that meet your vision.
I am here to help you enjoy planning time leading up to your day and provide a unique opportunity for an economical and coordinated wedding within any tradition.
I’d love the opportunity to get to know you and to share song ideas that have heightened many a heartfelt ceremony. For samples of my singing and playing, please see my video below or follow the links on the Contact Me page.
About me personally, I am based in North Branford, Connecticut and will travel anywhere in the state. In addition to being a Justice of the Peace, I’m also an ordained minister. Therefore I will sometimes perform New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island marriages, as well. When I’m not officiating weddings, I am a singer/songwriter and study, write about and practice Shamanic Healing Arts. I love to dance to just about anything with rhythm and enjoy writing poems and songs. I published Each Moment We’re Alive, an inspirational song and book, and am currently working on a second book. Mostly I love helping to create memorably touching and beautiful life cycle ceremonies, marriages being my favorite.
I’d love for you to consider a free consultation in person, Zoom, FaceTime or on the phone.
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Deb is authentic and thoughtful!
Our wedding day was just what we had hoped for, and Deb was supportive and collaborative with us through the planning process. We had a very simple wedding, and when we told Deb our ideas and hopes for the short, simple and sweet ceremony, she essentially partnered with us through it to ensure it worked the way we had planned. Not only did she have a plethora of ideas and examples as we began to put the ceremony together, she also listened and absorbed the vibe we were hoping to create for our moment.
I remember when we first met her via Zoom (Covid times!), my husband said multiple times on the call, ‘I like her.’ We immediately felt her warm, calming energy and her confidence in helping us to make our day special.
Thank you Deb, we couldn’t have asked for a better officiant, and we felt like we had known you forever – even before meeting you for the first time!
We were over joyed with our experience with Debra. We were looking for a shamanic officiant and she was amazing. Debra walked us through the ceremony process from beginning to end. She has so many formats for you to choose from and use to create your own personal spiritual ceremony that has deep meaning just for you as a couple. Debra was available to answer any questions and guided us through the process with ease. We had multiple zoom meetings leading up to our ceremony. Her voice was amazing, so soothing, gentle and soul full. We asked her to play her guitar and sing. We had so many compliments from our guests about our ceremony and how it really spoke to them in their own personal way and I give Debra the credit for opening a space of love and acceptance.
Debra was amazing and the perfect person to marry us !!! To say Debra was amazing would be an understatement. From the first contact via wedding wire to the last moment the day of our wedding everything was absolutely perfect. Debra was extremely professional and organized. The ceremony was beyond beautiful . Be sure to bring plenty of tissues 🙂 We highly recommend you give Debra a call, you wont be disappointed I promise !!
Deb was spectacular in every way. She was prompt in responding, very detailed, and professional. She arrived early to our ceremony and was more prepared than any vendor. She did a beautiful job on both the ceremony and the music. Highly recommend if you are looking for an officiant and also include an entertainment piece. We were very happy and grateful!
My husband and I were at first very concerned over who would officiate our wedding. After dating for 9 years we had a lot of history and personal stories/growth we wanted to frame and emphasize during the ceremony instead of allowing a more traditional templated/scripted presentation. We wanted to focus heavily on our relationship and the uniquity of our union and marriage, and not just the vague bigger picture details of what it means to marry someone or love someone in general. When we first found Debra something told us both that she would be able to do this for us and make this vision a reality, and we were right. After only one zoom meeting Debra quickly grasped and was able to see what motivated and drove our love, our relationship, and now our desire to marry. She also captured what key events and growth milestones were important to us that we felt best displayed who we are as a couple. All of this was then written up, personalized, and delivered at our ceremony to create the ceremony of our dreams. We knew we were right to have chosen Debra when almost all of our guests spontaneously throughout the night and subsequent week reported that this was the best wedding and ceremony they had ever been to, and that it was the most personal, intimate, and embodied everything a marriage ceremony between two unique individuals should be. That was what we wanted. That was what we tasked Debra with helping to facilitate and create, and that is what was presented on our most special day. Debra truly takes the time to create a ceremony that tells the story of the two unique individuals who are getting married and their story together. All while staying far away from the vague and cold generalities of discussing love and marriage only in the broadest of terms in relation to all couples. Your ceremony is not for and about any couple other than the two people on the altar with Debra, and she will tell your story and start your next chapter beautifully, intimately, and uniquely.
Absolutely Magical! So blessed to have had Debra officiate our ceremony! Debra made it very easy to create and open up a space that was filled with loving intention. From start to finish she helped us create a ceremony specific to our desires and executed it flawlessly! My Step Father commented that it was hands down the best wedding he has ever attended! He’s not moved by much so this is very dear to me to know that he felt it! I would highly recommend Debra to anyone that is looking for a magical ceremony!
Perfect ceremony! Debra took us on very last minute. She worked quickly to write a personalized ceremony for us that we absolutely loved. We would recommend her to anyone!
Last weekend we had a small intimate wedding in a vacation home on the water in Milford. We chose Debra initially for her musical talents and the overall openness and spiritual strength that came through in our first zoom meeting. Debra did not disappoint! The wedding was everything we envisioned! Our guests raved about her calming presence, singing and the individuality of our ceremony. Debra came by the night before for rehearsal. She was warm and patient. She wowed the toddlers in the family with her guitar. Debra even went out of her way to learn a song that has great meaning for us- “Marry me” by Train. It’s that kind of personal attention that we are sure we would not have received elsewhere. We really can’t say enough!! Thank you so much Debra!!
Debra was amazing! Highly Recommend – Debra was an exceptional officiant. She helped us plan a ceremony that felt like us and exceeded our expectations. She offered a long list of options to pick and choose how you want your ceremony to come together and then worked with us to make sure everything flowed just the way we wanted. She offered some great suggestions on how to make the ceremony even more special. We asked Debra to attend a rehearsal, which was definitely so helpful in making sure everyone felt comfortable on the day of. Debra also helped to coordinate the set-up of our microphone and our classical guitarist ahead of time – above and beyond what we expected! When it came time for our wedding day and ceremony Debra did a wonderful job. She was not rushed and carefully guided us through the ceremony. We would highly recommend Debra to anyone looking for a caring, compassionate, and genuine officiant. Thank you Debra!!!
We would highly recommend Debra of Love, Light & Music, she was extremely professional and responsive throughout the entire process. Debra was also extremely patient with us and our changes along the way and even when our best man (who was traveling 12 hours) was an hour late to our rehearsal dinner due to traffic she did not complain once. It was an overall great experience and Debra helped keep everything moving along perfectly.
Debra was the perfect Officiant for our park wedding and is the perfect choice for yours! Debra is an outstanding officiant and I would recommend her to any couple who is looking for the perfect person for their wedding ceremony. Debra takes very good notes during your conversations with her, she is very inquisitive, listens carefully to your story and prepares a lovely tribute to you and your spouse on your wedding day. She was an enormous help during the rehearsal, as she was able to calm a lot of nerves about wedding party order, names, the parents and was able to give us the best guiding hand on our wedding day. She was also a great help with being able to conduct our interview, rehearsal and ceremony in a park, and with less than a month to really prepare. This was an incredible help, especially during covid, because our interviews were over Skype. There was a lot of pressure on her and she was aces, the compliments from our guests for Debra were 5 stars. Also, our wedding was in a park, which is not the norm, and my wife and I felt a little nervous about how it would work out, but Debra was perfect for us, she had no issues and took to our ideas seamlessly. In total, I cannot say enough kind words about Debra and her expertise as an officiant, as she made our day the best day of our lives. I would recommend her to any couple hands down, and hope you and your spouse choose her for your wedding.