Justice of the Peace: Maria  Canales

Maria Canales

Justice of the Peace

The excitement of a couple in love looking forward to starting their new life together is what I enjoy most about weddings. My passion is meeting with couples and learning about their love journey in order to create a personal ceremony that they will remember forever. My hope is that we could work together to make your wedding day as special as the love that has brought you to this moment. As a native Spanish speaker, I create vows that incorporate language and culture. I am also always willing to learn new languages for your ceremony.  Requests for special ceremony that culminate in the joining of your two lives into one new family are another fantastic way to make your wedding unique. 

My first exposure to weddings started with my love for baking when I was asked to make a wedding cake for a relatives special day. My hobby has grown into a side business and I have even had the pleasure of making wedding cakes for some of my couples. I take pride in being a helpful resource for my couples and help with what is needed.  

At the end of the day, what is most important to me is that your wedding day meets the vision that you have created for that day.  No ceremony is too small and I will work with you no matter the size or budget. I can travel throughout Connecticut and I am also licensed to perform ceremonies on the tribal nation at Foxwoods so if you choose this as a venue, I can help. Together we can make that special day a reality.

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Maria officiated a beautiful ceremony for my clients at Lighthouse Point Park. My clients appreciated her easy-going, yet helpful guidance throughout the process of creating their wedding ceremony script. Maria made herself available to be present at their rehearsal as well, which is always a plus. On the wedding day, Maria was dressed professionally and fit in beautifully with the gorgeous beach backdrop wedding ceremony. She brought confidence and poise to the ceremony itself! I look forward to recommending her to future clients.

Evan Chestnutt, @oneforthebooksevents , www.oneforthebooks-events.com

We were so glad to have Maria as our Justice of the Peace for our wedding ceremony at New Haven City Hall. Maria was an excellent communicator from the start, answering all of our questions and providing insight wherever she could. Having just moved from Australia to the US, we were particularly grateful for her detailed descriptions of the venue and process so we knew what to expect on the day. These processes can be stressful, but Maria made everything feel seamless. She also listened when we said we wanted a relaxed ceremony. She worked easily with our photographer and conducted an excellent ceremony that was both beautiful and casual. We had a great time with Maria and would highly recommend her services to other couples!

(image by Gale Zucker – photographer)

Kathleen and Sam