Paul Calabria officiated our wedding, both our Covid backyard wedding and our wedding celebration a year later, and did an amazing job. He was the first JP I have experienced (and I've been to a lot of weddings) who made the ceremony personal to us, thoughtful, and was flexible as to what we wanted the vibe to be. He included our personal stories of how we met, what we love about each other, how my husband proposed, and what obstacles we overcame during our first year of marriage during Covid. He helped us gear our ceremony readings toward our passions as well: our dogs. Paul also coordinated and DJ'd our wedding and did a fabulous job with everything from coordinating with our vendors to making sure we stayed on our timeline to including a special song for me and my step dad to dance to. He helped make our wedding day and celebration special, and I would highly recommend him as a JP for anyone looking for a meaningful ceremony tailored to your own wants and needs! As well as recommend him as a coordinator and DJ!
~ Nate & Sam, July 2021
Paul Calabria and Liz Calabria of Weddings in New England : Paul was our officiant, DJ and Month-Of Coordinator. He was super helpful and so accommodating to our ceremony and music needs. Our wedding ceremony was perfect and very personalized. Even though we did not know Paul prior to having him as a vendor he treated us as if we were long time friends. As a DJ & MC he was awesome and stayed on schedule for events as much as possible even though our day was delayed a
Little bit due to rain and a long photo session. He was also incredibly professional when communicating with vendors as our coordinator.
His wife Liz taught us our first dance in ONE LESSON and we nailed the routine on our wedding night. Of course you still need to practice leading up to your big day but her lesson style is simple and easy to follow so more than one lesson is not usually necessary. Honestly a fantastic duo here!
~Dariane & Pat Sullivan ~ 8/20/22
I highly recommend Weddings in New England for all of your ceremony and first dance choreography needs! We had the honor of working with Liz for our first dance lessons, and she also officiated our ceremony. While we may be biased because we have known the Calabria family for a long time, I can honestly say they treat everyone like family, and they work so hard to make their clients happy.
For our first dance, Liz choreographed the whole piece, provided us with a full dance lesson, and checked in with us to make sure we were doing okay afterwards with the dance. She made us laugh, made us feel comfortable, and really captured us as a couple within the choreography.
For our ceremony, Liz included our personalized story, and wrote such a beautiful ceremony for us! We laughed, cried, and smiled the whole time!
We had the best day of our lives, and we are so grateful for Liz and Paul. They are the best! If you’re looking to work with people who will go above and beyond to make your wedding day special, look no further!
~ Annie & Salya Murray-Sok 10/21/22
We had a dream for what we wanted our wedding to be, but we had no clue how to make it happen, and we certainly had a limited budget. We spoke with wedding planners who were discouraging, costly, and just not in sync with our vision. A close friend suggested Paul and from our first conversation with him we knew he was going to make our wedding dream come true. He was refreshingly encouraging, understood exactly what we wanted, and was truly excited about our vision. Rather than try to temper our hopes, he found ways to make them come true. He had an incredible, positive, supportive, will do attitude throughout the entire process. He was available on demand at any time we needed him with answers, and always picked up our phone calls no matter the time or day. And he wasn't alone, Liz, his wife, was working behind the scenes each step of the way making things happen. On the day of the wedding Paul and Liz were on site doing everything from coordinating vendors to picking up trash around the property (it was a backyard wedding). They were the invisible hand throughout the day making sure things went smoothly. Above it all, they were just fun and delightful to work with. Our wedding was the best day of our lives, and we can't thank Paul and Liz enough for the work they did to make it happen.
~ Rafia & Matt, May 21, 2022
"The Dynamic Duo of weddings!
Paul Calabria (wedding officiant) took the time to listen to our story, where we have been and most importantly where we are going. He got to know us a couple and as friends. Paul customized our ceremony that best suited us. He was soooo easy to work with and kept us calm and laughing throughout our special day. We are forever grateful to have these two guide us along as we ventured on together as one.
Liz Calabria (Day of Wedding Coordinator) Liz has got to be the sweetest person and most confident person I have met to make sure our day goes as smooth as possible. I can’t even begin to wonder the amount of things that she probably did to “make right” without anyone noticing. Thank you Liz and Paul your two will be forever in our memories!"
~Steph & Ricky Lumibao
Paul was the best! He’s so personable, we had our dogs enter to ‘who let the dogs out’ and my favorite video of our entire wedding is them walking down the aisle, and Paul is just smiling, laughing and jamming, dancing up and down. We got lots of compliments on him after our wedding what a great time he was. I made dozens of last-minute edits to our ceremony script and he added every single one. It is incredibly obvious he’s experienced, the way he reads and speaks in front of everyone, wasn’t fast or too slow, he was easy to hear and easy to understand, he can touch an audience, read the room. Every picture we have he has the biggest smile, he’s laughing, he’s in the middle of smiling at someone, saying something funny. **** PSA TO ALL BRIDES, Paul is one officiant that you don’t have to tell to move out of the way for your first kiss, he will do it without you even needing to ask or bring it up!*** That was one thing I knew I was going to forget to do, so when he did it on his own, I could remove that stressful thought from my mind. He even told me about it since i hadn’t thought about that. Although I wouldn’t mind him behind us in some of those pics but 25/10 take pics with him on your wedding day!! When we got engaged, the first thing I ran to go do was fight for Paul to be our officiant and it was so absolutely worth it. I would get married again and again.
~Morgan & Pat O'Mara ~ 9/24/22
If you're looking for someone to help you make your special day truly an amazing day ... look no further ... Paul and Liz ARE the dynamic duo and then some. I have known Paul and Liz for almost 25 years -- so when it came time to plan our Wedding Day ... I knew who to turn too. We hired them as our Wedding Planners & Same Day Wedding Coordinators. They helped us select vendors, sort out details and made what most people find to be a daunting process -- FUN! They met with us ...several times, answered endless questions and were so helpful and pleasant from start to finish. We never had a moment of worry or stress ... it was a perfect day and more!! They developed a detailed timeline and contacted all of our vendors. By the time the wedding came around it was like Paul & Liz knew all the vendors by name. I found out several weeks after the wedding that there was a problem with our tent. But it was all taken care of without my husband and I ever knowing! Paul was also our Justice of the Peace. The ceremony was beautiful and far beyond our expectations. These two are without a doubt THE BEST!!!
~Trisha & Doug
I do not know what we would have done without Liz and Paul! My husband and I hired this amazing duo as our "day of coordinators" and they were power houses! I really wish we brought Paul in sooner. Up until that point my husband was essentially planning our entire wedding. As soon as Paul came on board, all the stress and the mountain of questions like "does the florist or the table rental company do this?" melted away. Liz and Paul took the time to meet our vendors and really understand the vision my husband and I had for our wedding day. Paul work quickly and confidently to ensure all our vendors were taken care of, guests were seated, and all those little extras that go along with a wedding got taken care of. I can not recommend them enough!
~Nick & Nichole Pfenningwerth