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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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What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely! I love performing weddings at non-religious sites.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Unless otherwise requested, I will wear a black pants suit with a pastel colored blouse.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I am extremely felxible. I can help you with choosing the right wording for your ceremony and vows.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Of course! I want my clients to personalize their ceremony to make their wedding day uniquely theirs.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have readings and ceremonies that can be cut and pasted together to create a custom ceremony for my clients. I also welcome readings and ideas from brides and grooms.
How long are your ceremonies?
On average, they can be around 10-15 minutes long. I can legthen or shorten as desired.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, I do not require counseling.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, for an additional fee and travel reimbursement.
Do you supply a sound system?
No, but I do project my voice well and have no trouble being heard.

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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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Amanda
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but good things to say about April! She provided us with such a beautiful and personal ceremony. We both commented that it seemed like she'd known us as individuals and as a couple forever and she really put a very personal and emotional touch on everything she did. From the first time I met April she put a lot of time and thought into helping us create the perfect ceremony, and I feel like we really got that! Also, several unforeseen issues came up at our venue about an hour before our ceremony was to begin and April stepped up to help reorganize things and get things rolling even though she didn't have to! It is people like April that you are glad to have around when things unexpectedly come up on your wedding day. She really worked with me up until the last minute to make sure we were able to pull off the ceremony we had hopped for!
I have nothing but good things to say about April! She provided us with such a beautiful and personal ceremony. We both Read more...
I have nothing but good things to say about April! She provided us with such a beautiful and personal ceremony. We both commented that it seemed like she'd known us as individuals and as a couple forever and she really put a very personal and emotional touch on everything she did. From the first time I met April she put a lot of time and thought into helping us create the perfect ceremony, and I feel like we really got that! Also, several unforeseen issues came up at our venue about an hour before our ceremony was to begin and April stepped up to help reorganize things and get things rolling even though she didn't have to! It is people like April that you are glad to have around when things unexpectedly come up on your wedding day. She really worked with me up until the last minute to make sure we were able to pull off the ceremony we had hopped for! Read less
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