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April Barden - Wedding Officiant

Aldie , VA
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LOCATION

39737 Toad Hall Lane
Aldie, VA 20105 US (map)

PHONE

703-919-5195
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ABOUT US

I can perform marriages within the borders of Virginia. I am happy to travel to your location! I am professional in appearance and perform my ceremonies in a black business suit. I have... Read more
I can perform marriages within the borders of Virginia. I am happy to travel to your location! I am professional in appearance and perform my ceremonies in a black business suit. I have several sample vows and ceremonies that can be tailored to meet the needs of your event.

You may also come to my home for your intimate ceremony on 10 acres in Loudoun County, Virginia with a pond and gazebo.

I also have Renaissance Faire garb that I can use to officiate your Celtic or Renaissance Wedding at your location or at my home. Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
10/14/2016
5.0/5.0
We got married at Bluemont Vineyard recently, and our coordinator there had recommended April as an officiant. We ended up booking with her and could not be happier with that decision. April was so nice and easy to work with, she made us feel very comfortable right away. She worked with us to keep the ceremony short and simple like we wanted. She took care of our marriage license and everything went perfectly. She was also very affordable. We could not be happier. If you are looking for an officiant in Loudoun County we definitely recommend April!
We got married at Bluemont Vineyard recently, and our coordinator there had recommended April as an officiant. We ended up Read more...
We got married at Bluemont Vineyard recently, and our coordinator there had recommended April as an officiant. We ended up booking with her and could not be happier with that decision. April was so nice and easy to work with, she made us feel very comfortable right away. She worked with us to keep the ceremony short and simple like we wanted. She took care of our marriage license and everything went perfectly. She was also very affordable. We could not be happier. If you are looking for an officiant in Loudoun County we definitely recommend April! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
April Barden was our officiant for our October 2016 wedding, and she was absolutely wonderful. April was so organized and professional, my husband and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Prior to the wedding, April responded to all of our questions professionally. She reached out to us prior to the rehearsal to remind us not to forget the marriage license, and at the rehearsal she took the license (so we wouldn't have to worry about it the day of) and assured us she'd place it in the mail immediately following the ceremony. On our wedding day, April led a beautiful ceremony for us. We wanted it to be short and sweet, and April delivered while still ensuring the ceremony was memorable, intimate and special. My husband and I received many compliments on the ceremony and how wonderful they thought it was. No one was bored, it didn't drag on, and it was beautifully done, according to the feedback we received. I myself was a very nervous bride, and April worked to make sure I was comfortable and helped me to relax. We would highly recommend considering April if you are getting married in Loudoun County. She was a pleasure to work with.
April Barden was our officiant for our October 2016 wedding, and she was absolutely wonderful. April was so organized and Read more...
April Barden was our officiant for our October 2016 wedding, and she was absolutely wonderful. April was so organized and professional, my husband and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Prior to the wedding, April responded to all of our questions professionally. She reached out to us prior to the rehearsal to remind us not to forget the marriage license, and at the rehearsal she took the license (so we wouldn't have to worry about it the day of) and assured us she'd place it in the mail immediately following the ceremony. On our wedding day, April led a beautiful ceremony for us. We wanted it to be short and sweet, and April delivered while still ensuring the ceremony was memorable, intimate and special. My husband and I received many compliments on the ceremony and how wonderful they thought it was. No one was bored, it didn't drag on, and it was beautifully done, according to the feedback we received. I myself was a very nervous bride, and April worked to make sure I was comfortable and helped me to relax. We would highly recommend considering April if you are getting married in Loudoun County. She was a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We had a friend marry us so we contacted April to make things official. She made things so smooth by letting us know exactly what we needed to do, and showed up on our day to witness the ceremony and sign the papers. She made everything so quick and easy, and mailed them in for us.
We had a friend marry us so we contacted April to make things official. She made things so smooth by letting us know Read more...
We had a friend marry us so we contacted April to make things official. She made things so smooth by letting us know exactly what we needed to do, and showed up on our day to witness the ceremony and sign the papers. She made everything so quick and easy, and mailed them in for us. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/30/2016
4.8/5.0
When looking for an officiant for our wedding, my husband and I were focused on finding someone with two main qualities:

- He/she would be comfortable with a secular service
- He/she could give us some pointers on creating a secular ceremony, since we had no idea where to start

April Barden was the perfect fit for us, and went above and beyond to make sure our ceremony went off without a hitch and reflected our love for each other, our families, and our friends. After we signed our contract with her, April sent us several ceremony templates to use so that we could craft our own vows. We drew heavily from those templates and added our own touches (including a wine ceremony), which April seamlessly executed the day of our wedding. She was also very helpful in organizing the details of our ceremony with our wedding party at the rehearsal, which put us at ease leading up to the big day.

Aside from the usual marriage license, she also provided an unofficial-but-suitable-for-framing marriage certificate. When my husband forgot to bring it the day of the wedding, she was perfectly willing to send a completed one to us by mail.

If you’re looking for an officiant who will help make your ceremony beautiful and memorable, you can’t go wrong with April Barden!
When looking for an officiant for our wedding, my husband and I were focused on finding someone with two main Read more...
When looking for an officiant for our wedding, my husband and I were focused on finding someone with two main qualities:

- He/she would be comfortable with a secular service
- He/she could give us some pointers on creating a secular ceremony, since we had no idea where to start

April Barden was the perfect fit for us, and went above and beyond to make sure our ceremony went off without a hitch and reflected our love for each other, our families, and our friends. After we signed our contract with her, April sent us several ceremony templates to use so that we could craft our own vows. We drew heavily from those templates and added our own touches (including a wine ceremony), which April seamlessly executed the day of our wedding. She was also very helpful in organizing the details of our ceremony with our wedding party at the rehearsal, which put us at ease leading up to the big day.

Aside from the usual marriage license, she also provided an unofficial-but-suitable-for-framing marriage certificate. When my husband forgot to bring it the day of the wedding, she was perfectly willing to send a completed one to us by mail.

If you’re looking for an officiant who will help make your ceremony beautiful and memorable, you can’t go wrong with April Barden! Read less
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William
Wedding:
4/23/2016
5.0/5.0
April was an absolute pleasure to work with and was incredibly helpful leading up to our wedding. When we initially met with her we immediately knew that she was the right fit for our ceremony. She offered several great suggestions for the ceremony and was open to any of our ideas (several of which came very last minute). She was extremely professional and her experience was demonstrated by her preparation and ability to easily incorporate our all of our last minute edits into the ceremony without an issue. April was a major part of what made our day so perfect.
April was an absolute pleasure to work with and was incredibly helpful leading up to our wedding. When we initially met Read more...
April was an absolute pleasure to work with and was incredibly helpful leading up to our wedding. When we initially met with her we immediately knew that she was the right fit for our ceremony. She offered several great suggestions for the ceremony and was open to any of our ideas (several of which came very last minute). She was extremely professional and her experience was demonstrated by her preparation and ability to easily incorporate our all of our last minute edits into the ceremony without an issue. April was a major part of what made our day so perfect. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/25/2015
4.8/5.0
April was so easy and pleasant to work with. I didn't start looking for an officiant until about 2 months from the wedding, so needless to say I was in a time crunch! We were also on a budget, and April was great at working within that. I sent her a rough outline of some ideas I had and within a week or so, she sent back a script for me to review. I edited and added to it and that was that! It was such a simple process. She was available for our rehearsal and we got everything sorted with our marriage license then. She sent the paperwork back to our local courthouse after the wedding so that saved me some extra work. She was prompt on the day of the wedding and rolled with the punches when I was late to my own ceremony! She performed our ceremony with ease and my parents commented on how much they enjoyed her. All in all, April was seamless and I am thrilled we found her!!
April was so easy and pleasant to work with. I didn't start looking for an officiant until about 2 months from the Read more...
April was so easy and pleasant to work with. I didn't start looking for an officiant until about 2 months from the wedding, so needless to say I was in a time crunch! We were also on a budget, and April was great at working within that. I sent her a rough outline of some ideas I had and within a week or so, she sent back a script for me to review. I edited and added to it and that was that! It was such a simple process. She was available for our rehearsal and we got everything sorted with our marriage license then. She sent the paperwork back to our local courthouse after the wedding so that saved me some extra work. She was prompt on the day of the wedding and rolled with the punches when I was late to my own ceremony! She performed our ceremony with ease and my parents commented on how much they enjoyed her. All in all, April was seamless and I am thrilled we found her!! Read less
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Rosalind
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
So happy we chose April to officiate our wedding, I would recommend her. She was easy to work with and open to any ideas we had.
So happy we chose April to officiate our wedding, I would recommend her. She was easy to work with and open to any ideas Read more...
So happy we chose April to officiate our wedding, I would recommend her. She was easy to work with and open to any ideas we had. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
April was our officiant for our very private ceremony. She was very kind, and very professional. We found her on very short notice, and I couldn't be happier with choosing her to be involved with our very special day.
April was our officiant for our very private ceremony. She was very kind, and very professional. We found her on very Read more...
April was our officiant for our very private ceremony. She was very kind, and very professional. We found her on very short notice, and I couldn't be happier with choosing her to be involved with our very special day. Read less
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michaelandsusanna
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
A big Thank you to April for being our wonderful Officiant!
Our wedding(non dom) was July 10th 2011 and went quite smoothly, we had a late addition to the wedding party(my sister gave me away)and April was wonderful and just adapted our ceremony to include her.
We are very glad we chose April as officiant,she was very professional and is a wonderful person.
A big Thank you to April for being our wonderful Officiant!
Our wedding(non dom) was July 10th 2011 and went quite Read more...
A big Thank you to April for being our wonderful Officiant!
Our wedding(non dom) was July 10th 2011 and went quite smoothly, we had a late addition to the wedding party(my sister gave me away)and April was wonderful and just adapted our ceremony to include her.
We are very glad we chose April as officiant,she was very professional and is a wonderful person. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband found April Barden through Wedding Wire and we were never more happy with her service. I am Methodist and my husband is Catholic, so we decided to have a non-denominational Christian wedding with a bit of more simple ceremony. We got married at Bluemont Vineyard, outdoors at the end of June, and knew it could be hot or "just perfect". So, we decided we wanted an officiant that could be flexible depending on the weather and location.

We met with one other officiant prior to meeting with April. We were not impressed with the first individual, and were really crossing our fingers when we set-up the meet-and-greet with April. It was approximately 1.5 months before our wedding, so we were already down to the wire! We met April and instantly loved her! She is very professional, thorough, and pleasant to work with. She wasn't pushy, definitely flexible with the format of the ceremony, and offered quite a few suggestions, etc. April came to the meeting VERY WELL PREPARED, which was refreshing and helped keep stress levels in check, being that the officient really does make or break the wedding.

We hired April instantly, on the spot, and to this day are incredibly happy with her services. She performed the rehearsal and the wedding flawlessly!! The day of the wedding went without a hitch and everyone was very impressed...many provided feedback to us afterwards and were so happy with how the ceremony was conducted (tons and tons of compliments). While it was borderline hot on the day of our wedding, April methodically, joyfully, and easily made everyone feel/think our 30 minute ceremony was only 15....it was that well paced, planned, and efficient!! Also, it's important to note that while we picked our ceremony, April was very helpful in "filling in the gaps" where we weren't quite sure what to do (i.e. good places for prayers, the wine ceremony, music, etc.).

We highly recommend having April as your officient and know you won't be disappointed!!!
My husband found April Barden through Wedding Wire and we were never more happy with her service. I am Methodist and my Read more...
My husband found April Barden through Wedding Wire and we were never more happy with her service. I am Methodist and my husband is Catholic, so we decided to have a non-denominational Christian wedding with a bit of more simple ceremony. We got married at Bluemont Vineyard, outdoors at the end of June, and knew it could be hot or "just perfect". So, we decided we wanted an officiant that could be flexible depending on the weather and location.

We met with one other officiant prior to meeting with April. We were not impressed with the first individual, and were really crossing our fingers when we set-up the meet-and-greet with April. It was approximately 1.5 months before our wedding, so we were already down to the wire! We met April and instantly loved her! She is very professional, thorough, and pleasant to work with. She wasn't pushy, definitely flexible with the format of the ceremony, and offered quite a few suggestions, etc. April came to the meeting VERY WELL PREPARED, which was refreshing and helped keep stress levels in check, being that the officient really does make or break the wedding.

We hired April instantly, on the spot, and to this day are incredibly happy with her services. She performed the rehearsal and the wedding flawlessly!! The day of the wedding went without a hitch and everyone was very impressed...many provided feedback to us afterwards and were so happy with how the ceremony was conducted (tons and tons of compliments). While it was borderline hot on the day of our wedding, April methodically, joyfully, and easily made everyone feel/think our 30 minute ceremony was only 15....it was that well paced, planned, and efficient!! Also, it's important to note that while we picked our ceremony, April was very helpful in "filling in the gaps" where we weren't quite sure what to do (i.e. good places for prayers, the wine ceremony, music, etc.).

We highly recommend having April as your officient and know you won't be disappointed!!! Read less
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