Justice of the Peace: Mary C Pugh

Mary C Pugh

Norwalk, CT

Justice of the Peace, Notary, Minister, Celebrant

Top Justice of the Peace in Connecticut


I want your wedding to reflect your unique vision. Bringing years of experience as a Justice of the Peace to your wedding or vow renewal, we will work together to create an unforgettable dedication of love.

All beliefs and faiths welcomed.

Justice of the Peace and Notary since 2004. As the busiest JP in the state, I perform over 300 customized ceremonies in a year.

Your ceremony script is showcased on parchment paper in a laser cut portfolio with embossed gold stamped certificate. I can wear a robe (colors: black, with, cream, gold, silver, navy, red, purple) and stole.

I take photos and a video of the ceremony. I have a professional Bluetooth sound system with 50 hour battery with a microphone. Get married in one day! No waiting.

Just fill out the form on my website “Contact” to check my availability and get an immediate quote!


We can meet to discuss your vision and details in person at a Starbucks/coffee shop/diner, etc (Norwalk, Wilton, Westport, Darien or New Canaan) or via phone, via the Internet with Skype, FaceTime or Google Hangout.

You will decide exactly what type of ceremony you want: formal or casual, religious or spiritual. We can include religious references and prayers or nothing religious. You may want the ceremony to be laced with tradition. We can fill it with the personal touches that show the qualities and individuality of the two of you. If you don’t know what you want, I can provide some direction. As we work together, we will create a wedding ceremony that you and your guests will remember and cherish.

You might need me to recommend venues… give me an idea of your ideal location: wedding halls, beachside, waterside, garden, vineyard, club, restaurant, field, etc…

I can provide a list of referrals for venues, photographers, DJs, musicians, wedding planners, etc.

I perform wedding ceremonies in English and Spanish. In other languages for a bilingual wedding ceremony, a family member can participate by reading the ceremonial words in another language.


  • I perform your wedding ceremony. I create the script to fit your personal vision.
  • I take digital snapshot photos and a simple video (mounted on tripod) that I will send to you via your drop-box.
  • I prepare a customized laser cut navy portfolio and certificate (memento only, not a legal document) with your personalized vows printed in a lovely font on elegant blue parchment paper with a gold seal.
  • There are no extra charges for special ceremonies. Unity ceremonies (candles, painting, tree, plant and more), rose ceremonies, wine-box and more. You bring the set-up.
  • I wear a robe, stole, or a suit with tux lapels. The robe and stoles come in over 10 colors.
  • I have a sound system (50 hour battery) which I use for weddings that do not have a microphone or DJ.
  • I am a notary public, so if you need anything notarized I am happy to provide that service to my couples with my compliments.


To reserve a date and time I require payment upfront.

  • I cannot hold a date without a payment. Contact me if you want me to hold that space for 5 (five) days until your payment arrives.
  • To pay by mail
    • Via check/money order: Mail to Mary C. Pugh, 50 Toilsome Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851
    • You can also call me to make a credit card payment ($10 fee)
  • When I receive your payment, I will send you access to a personal Dropbox with sample wedding scripts and ideas:
    • Includes a free name change kit
    • Rehearsal tips “Quick Tips” so you can have your own rehearsal.
    • I will put your wedding video and photos into this same folder.
    • Worksheet forms you will need to fill out and give to the town clerk of the town where you are having your ceremony in order to get your license and your certified copies ($20 per copy).
  • I will send you a link to a questionnaire that will send me all the key details of your event.

I love helping to make your wedding day very special!

I look forward to meeting you to answer your questions and hear about your vision for the wedding… weddings are such fun!

Performing quite a few weddings in New York, I am also registered at the NYC Marriage Bureau. As a non-denominational minister, I am allowed to perform marriages in other states.

As much as I would like to think it is because of my melodious voice, my popularity is probably due more to a “quick to respond” personality and referrals from past couples. I am available 24/7 and am quick to answer the phone and respond to emails.


Best of the Knot 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 + 2018 + 2019 + Hall of Fame
Wedding Wire Couples Choice 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Also a personal award from the Gay/Lesbian CT Chamber of Commerce


Graduated from Columbia with an MBA in Marketing, I am a retired marketing professional and work hard to set up your wedding for the best photographs.  I have had photographers book me for their personal weddings…after watching how I work.

  • Ally & Gargano Advertising – VP Acct Director
  • MasterCard – VP Global Promotions & Sponsorship
  • Guinness Beer – US Marketing Manager
  • Nestle – Product Manager (New Products)
  • American Home Foods – Product Manager
  • Ogilvy & Mather Advertising – Account Executive

I have traveled a lot for work and pleasure. I particularly love Italy, France, England and Hawaii. I am drawn to beaches and love weddings by the water.

Let’s do it!

How to contact Justice Mary

Please use the provided contact form below. If you contact this officiant directly, please let them know you found them on findaJP.com!

Send an email to Justice Mary

To: mary@ct-jp.com

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With Mary, the wedding is in the details, and she will take care of every single one. We couldn’t believe how easy she made the entire process. She ensured that everything was in place for us to have a beautiful ceremony. All we had to do was show up. The best part is, she does all of this with the most warm and friendly attitude. She made the whole thing a cinch. She was incredibly helpful. And she’s a genuinely nice person. Can’t recommend her enough.

Colin and Joe – 12/26/11

Mary was great! I reached out to her to schedule a very last minute ceremony for my fiancée and I to have prior to our destination wedding at town hall. She responded immediately and was able to accommodate our short notice needs. She provided us with customized vows, a lovely keepsake of the vows, pictures and video! Everything went so smoothly with her and was just what needed! Thank you Mary!


Thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony, the location was amazing! We are more than satisfied with you going beyond your duty to accommodate our needs. We will never forget this day and all the more special you made it!!!

Christy and Jennifer – 10/7/11