Your Wedding, Your Way!

If you are looking for a kind, generous, and caring professional to officiate on your extraordinary day, then you have found her.  For almost 15 years, I have officiated weddings and renewal of vows along with pre- and post-marital coaching.  I am committed to excellence and professionalism limiting the weddings “ I do “ (no pun intended) annually to give you the attention you deserve.  My services are specialized and personalized, tailored for you in traditional or non-traditional  weddings.

Fostering The Journey facilitates spiritual or secular commemorations for:

  • Weddings
  • Baptisms
  • Vow Renewals

I believe in you having the freedom to choose where to hold your celebration and with whom you marry. I will write a custom ceremony especially for and with you. Your input is important because long-lasting memories and heart-warming experiences will forever share a place in your home.

Call me to set up a complimentary meeting so we can talk about what you envision for your wedding day.

Top photo credit:  Cherryville Photography

New Jersey Wedding Officiant
(908) 850-6475

Call (908) 850-6475 to set up a complimentary meeting!

As you plan to create long-lasting memories and heart-warming experience that will forever share a place in your home, remember the value of an informed officiate.  I am a non-denomination officiate with a Masters in Pastoral Ministry who performs spiritual, secular, or religious ceremonies and civil unions for all spiritual affiliations.  It is your wedding, your way, so I am here for you.

I have a history in theatre and public speaking which puts me in a unique situation should we need to improvise.

How personal is personal?  It’s up to you.  How often would you like to meet? How specific would you like the service?  I have included German, French, and Spanish in ceremonies to accommodate non-English speaking guests and family members.


“Our wedding ceremony with Jean Marie was absolutely wonderful. She was very professional, patient and very nice. It was our wedding our way like she always said. The ceremony was beautifully personalized. Our guests told us afterward that they have never seen a wedding ceremony this beautiful! She made a last minute organization seem like it was something that we prepared years. ”

– Gilles and Aline (Hackettstown, NJ)

“We were recommended Jean Marie from our wedding venue. We were able to meet with Jean Marie before the wedding and we both were completely confident in Jean Marie. She did a fantastic job of officiating our ceremony. From start to finish we couldn’t have asked for a better day and Jean Marie was a huge part of that! ”

– C & K (Long Valley, NJ)

“Jean Marie DuHamel officiated our wedding in New York. It was a humanist, non-religious ceremony and she was very flexible and was genuinely excited about our every wish and request. She was eager to help us perform a ceremony that was genuinely ours and spoke to our values. We knew nothing about how a wedding ceremony was supposed to go, and she helped us structure it from the beginning. She is enthusiastic and easy to work with. I would recommend her services without hesitation, I felt comfortable putting the centerpiece of our important day in her hands.”

– Kori and Peter
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How do we get started?2017-06-15T20:30:25+00:00

We sit for a complimentary meeting to see if we are right for each other.  I then mail to you (or have with me) a contract.  You will each sign it and send it back to me along with a deposit.  I then mark your date in ink!

Are you ordained?2017-04-28T14:34:44+00:00

No. There are no laws that state one must be ordained to marry, baptize, or officiate funerals.  I do have a graduate degree in Pastoral Ministry.

I am not affiliated with a church or any religion, is that ok?2017-04-28T14:34:25+00:00

Of course! My services include religious, secular or spiritual ceremonies.  It is your wedding, your way; just tell me what you envision and desire and I will make it happen.

Do you have samples of weddings?2017-04-28T14:34:10+00:00

No.  Each wedding is custom written for the individual couples so no two are alike. 


    Call me at (908) 850-6475 for a free consultation



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