Weddings • Ceremonies • Initiations • Ordinations


We are fortunate to live in a time when we are free to seek inspiration from many traditions and sources. We are able to celebrate and honor the ordinary and the extraordinary while affirming and honoring the events, loved ones and stages that are meaningful in our life's journey.

Your ceremony may be a public or private affair. Your intent may be celebratory, transitional, honoring or healing, or a combination. You may choose to follow a particular format, or create a ceremony that supports your purpose, vision and beliefs.

Your interfaith ceremony minister, will assist you in creating the ceremony that reflects your intentions, spirit and heart; and welcome the opportunity of working with you to create your ceremony and celebrate your life's journey.

You can be as involved as you wish it to be in the process of creating, compiling or writing your own ceremony. Choose words & rituals that perfectly reflect your beliefs and lifestyle. Clarify your vision and move ahead. Your minister supports you in this process by suggesting possibilities and enhancing you vision.

Wedding Ceremonies

You can have the wedding you've always dreamed of!
It is your day and it can be design uniquely for you. Regardless of your faith and beliefs it can be glorious.

Wedding ceremony can be created for couples who:
– Don't belong to a church.
– Want a customized, personal wedding ceremony.
– Want a secular wedding ceremony with no reference to religion.
– Want a blended family ceremony that will include their children and/or their parents (or even family pets!) in their wedding ceremony.
– Have an outdoor or non-traditional wedding location.
– Would like to incorporate their personal stories into their wedding ceremony.
– Are having a second marriage.
– Same gender marriage.
– Are eloping.
– Want a quick, "short and sweet" wedding.
– Want something more creative than a courthouse wedding.
– Want to renew their vows.
– Want a theme wedding ceremony.
– Want the use of unity candles or other wedding traditions. 

For Connecticut marriage requirement and marriage license Laws in the state of Connecticut see below.

Other Ceremonies & Celebrations

• Baby Blessing & Naming Ceremony
• Rights of passage for adolescents wanting to celebrate their coming of age into adulthood
• Memorial service to honor the life of a loved one.
• Memorial service to honor the life of a pet.
• Celebration of one's commitment into God's service
• House Blessing to infuse positive energy and bring harmony in the sanctuary of your home or office. (House clearing upon request.)
• Ceremony for a deceased loved one, with the intent to help them move on into the light.


Initiations are celebrations of transition from the old to the new. These can be a physical, emotional/mental or spiritual transition. In any event, we honor what was and what is. Initiations come with a new set of ideals, precept and responsibilities.

Initiation into womanhood. Done at puberty either at the onset of the menses or a “coming of age” or graduation.
– Some of these ceremonies are a welcoming of the young girl into the realm of woman; and as such women solely attend the event. They may include a group of girls and their elders or a single family circle.
— Other such ceremonies are a celebration of an achievement by the entire family, community or association.

Initiation into manhood. Done at puberty to celebrate and mark a “coming of age” or graduation.
– Some of these ceremonies are a welcoming of the young man into the realm of man; and as such men solely attend the event. They may include a group of “boys” and their elders or a single family circle.
— Other such ceremonies are a celebration of an achievement by the entire family, community or association.

Spiritual initiations. These are to celebrate and reinforce the awakening process and atonement with Source. As an interfaith minister the ceremony can express your faith and vision as well as include rituals, energetic cleansing (chakra clearing and energizing), that reinforce your personal achievement.

Rev. Chantal Guillou-Brennan Interfaith Minister ordained in the Order of Melchizedeck.
For additional information
call: 203-980-4103 or email
Chantal Guillou-Brennan, Ordained Interfaith Minister

Ordinations into Interfaith Ministry

• Ceremonies to become an interfaith minister include all official documents and ceremony to connect you to Source and to your Soul path. Included in these is a clearing and strengthening of your aura to help you become a beacon of light and enhance your communication with Spirit.

• You also have the option to be ordained into the Order of Melchizedeck and the Great White Brotherhood of Light. As such you will be taught how to channel the Light to give blessings, how to perform a heart centered healing with the Light and how to send healing remotely.

Ordained priests in the Order of Melchizedek are dedicated to the graceful, peaceful, and joyous spiritual awakening of humankind and the transformation of the Earth into the “Golden Age”. Once ordained you may use the title priest, reverend, minister, sister, brother, or any another term that you are more comfortable with. Using a title is strictly optional.

Right to Touch • Liability • Hands on Healing

In the state of Connecticut as many other states in the USA or Canada, you have to be legally ordained to do "Hands on Healing." Being ordained under the Order of Melchizedek gives you legal status where this is required.
As an ordained minister, you may wish to establish regular meetings, a healing or prayer circle, study group, or conduct classes in your area. Or, you may wish to legally establish a church in your state or country. You may do this using the Order of Melchizedek name to show affiliation with them as long as it is not in any way implicated or held responsible in any legal or financial matters, or held liable in any way.

CT Marriage License Information

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In the eyes of the state, solemnizing marriage is the act of administering a contract (the marriage license) between two people.
Marriage licenses vary dramatically in appearance, but all ask for a similar set of information. Our How to Complete a Marriage License page explains all of the details that may be required on a marriage license.
Once completed, you or the couple must return the license to its office of issuance (usually by mail). In Connecticut, completed marriage licenses must be returned within 30 days of its issuance. The license is then recorded by the state and the marriage becomes a legal binding contract.

Connecticut Marriage Requirements
All persons who intend to get married in Connecticut State must obtain a Marriage License. U.S. Marriage Laws explains the procedure for obtaining a Marriage License in the State of Connecticut.

ID Requirement: Government issued ID such as drivers license, visa, passport, state or military ID. Bring your social security cards.
Residency Requirement: Do not have to be a resident of Connecticut.
Blood Test: No.
Connecticut Residents: Connecticut residents marrying elsewhere - not all states have the same premarital requirements. If you plan on marrying in another state, you must meet their requirements.
Waiting Period: No waiting period.
License Fees: $35 - Cash only.
Under 18: Applicants 18 years of age or over do not require parental consent to marry in Connecticut. If applicant is under the age of 18 written consent of the parent or guardian is required and under the age of 16 the Judge of probate must endorse with written consent on the license.
Same Sex Marriage: Yes.
Miscellaneous: If you plan to use your married name at work, be sure to have your name changed in Social Security records. This way, you will get credit for all your earnings. It's easy and it's absolutely free. Contact Social Security Online to locate your local office. You will need documentary evidence showing both your old name and your new name.
Additional Information: The premarital laws in some states are changing rapidly. If you have questions that cannot be answered by the town clerk of the town in which you plan to marry, contact the Public Health Laboratory, (860) 509-8505, for current information and requirements in Connecticut.
Officiants: All ordained or licensed clergymen belonging to this state or any other state may perform marriages as long as they continue in the work of the ministry. Marriage license must be completed by the minister and returned to the city or town clerk.
Valid: License is valid for 65 days.
The license can only be used within the State of Connecticut.

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:
You will need to contact the Town Clerk in the city or town where your marriage occurred.
Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.



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