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Celebrated Ceremonies

Maryland, Washington , DC
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I travel throughout Washington, DC, MD and PA officiating weddings great and small! Unfortunately I am not authorized to officiate weddings in the state of Virginia. However, I have... Read more
I travel throughout Washington, DC, MD and PA officiating weddings great and small! Unfortunately I am not authorized to officiate weddings in the state of Virginia. However, I have performed symbolic VA ceremonies in the past; e-mail me to find out more if your wedding is in VA.

As a trained celebrant and wedding officiant, it's my pleasure to write beautifully personalized ceremonies with a touch of humor that are a true reflection of the relationship, personalities, and values of the couples I work with. I officiate with warmth and reverence for the importance of the memory I'm creating for my couples, and I'm proud to work with same-sex couples to make their wedding day a reality.


Whether you're seeking an inter-faith, non-denominational, spiritual, multi-cultural or civil/secular ceremony, I'll work to make your vision come to life! And if you aren't quite sure what you want, we'll explore those options together as we create the most important part of your wedding day...the moment you're united!

My pricing is competitive and includes an initial interview scheduled at your convenience where I can learn more about your partnership and you can get a feeling for who I am and why I've chosen this incredible work.

Please visit my website at www.celebratedceremonies.com for more information! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
DC, MD, NY, PA

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Quinn
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Jessica Ben Ami is a fantastic officiant - her ceremonies are personal and strike the perfect balance between serious, romantic and celebratory. When we were looking for officiants I'd see all these people with great reviews but then when I found videos of them performing ceremonies on youtube they would either seem disinterested, cheesy or have horrible word choice. In contrast, Jessica Ben Ami is eloquent (evident from the first time you meet her) and in our ceremony was able to perfectly capture dynamics of my husband and my relationship. Jessica meets with each couple in person for an interview/get to know each other coffee. Then, she has a questionnaire which you fill out and provides the basis for the love story that she writes. Suffice to say - good friends of ours asked us afterwards if Jessica had known us for 10 years or more!

I can't recommend Jessica Ben Ami enough - her services are well worth the cost and you will have a phenomenal ceremony if you use her!
Jessica Ben Ami is a fantastic officiant - her ceremonies are personal and strike the perfect balance between serious, Read more...
Jessica Ben Ami is a fantastic officiant - her ceremonies are personal and strike the perfect balance between serious, romantic and celebratory. When we were looking for officiants I'd see all these people with great reviews but then when I found videos of them performing ceremonies on youtube they would either seem disinterested, cheesy or have horrible word choice. In contrast, Jessica Ben Ami is eloquent (evident from the first time you meet her) and in our ceremony was able to perfectly capture dynamics of my husband and my relationship. Jessica meets with each couple in person for an interview/get to know each other coffee. Then, she has a questionnaire which you fill out and provides the basis for the love story that she writes. Suffice to say - good friends of ours asked us afterwards if Jessica had known us for 10 years or more!

I can't recommend Jessica Ben Ami enough - her services are well worth the cost and you will have a phenomenal ceremony if you use her! Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
12/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We cannot speak highly enough of Jessica Ben Ami’s amazing job as the officiant at our wedding. Her thoughtful, funny, and moving ceremony received unanimous praise from family and friends, who were under the assumption that we had known her for years, while in actuality we had only met her the month before.

Originally, we had planned to have a family member perform the ceremony, but plans fell through and we found ourselves without an officiant with the wedding only a short time away. We had done tons of research on venues, food, and decorations, but we were lost when it came to finding an officiant. My wife-to-be soon found WeddingWire and after reading many positive reviews about Jessica, we set up an interview. At that first meeting, she calmed our fears about getting an officiant at such a late date, and walked us through all of our options. Her thoroughness in the interview really helped us visualize the ceremony that we wanted have. After that interview, Jessica asked us about how my wife and I met and our life together, and she weaved it all into a beautiful ceremony that told the story of our relationship in our personal voices and style. By the end of our wedding, it wasn’t the food or the decorations that received the most compliments, it was Jessica’s ceremony. Everyone raved about how sweet it was, and they all agreed that it fit us perfectly. I even had family come up to me and say, “I learned something new about you both!” Jessica’s attention to the details of our relationship really made us feel special, and we can’t thank her enough for her fantastic job as our officiant.

From the catering to the photographers to the dinnerware, planning a wedding is so overwhelming. But I can’t stress enough how important it is to find the right officiant. A great ceremony is so much more memorable and fulfilling than what you eat at the reception. We will always cherish what Jessica Ben Ami did for us on our wedding day.

Steve and Gina
We cannot speak highly enough of Jessica Ben Ami’s amazing job as the officiant at our wedding. Her thoughtful, funny, and Read more...
We cannot speak highly enough of Jessica Ben Ami’s amazing job as the officiant at our wedding. Her thoughtful, funny, and moving ceremony received unanimous praise from family and friends, who were under the assumption that we had known her for years, while in actuality we had only met her the month before.

Originally, we had planned to have a family member perform the ceremony, but plans fell through and we found ourselves without an officiant with the wedding only a short time away. We had done tons of research on venues, food, and decorations, but we were lost when it came to finding an officiant. My wife-to-be soon found WeddingWire and after reading many positive reviews about Jessica, we set up an interview. At that first meeting, she calmed our fears about getting an officiant at such a late date, and walked us through all of our options. Her thoroughness in the interview really helped us visualize the ceremony that we wanted have. After that interview, Jessica asked us about how my wife and I met and our life together, and she weaved it all into a beautiful ceremony that told the story of our relationship in our personal voices and style. By the end of our wedding, it wasn’t the food or the decorations that received the most compliments, it was Jessica’s ceremony. Everyone raved about how sweet it was, and they all agreed that it fit us perfectly. I even had family come up to me and say, “I learned something new about you both!” Jessica’s attention to the details of our relationship really made us feel special, and we can’t thank her enough for her fantastic job as our officiant.

From the catering to the photographers to the dinnerware, planning a wedding is so overwhelming. But I can’t stress enough how important it is to find the right officiant. A great ceremony is so much more memorable and fulfilling than what you eat at the reception. We will always cherish what Jessica Ben Ami did for us on our wedding day.

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Victoria
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
Jessica is a lovely woman, who put together the perfect wedding for our small gathering. We wanted to make the wedding a family affair since we were blending families and she had some great suggestions and incorporated family vows into the ceremony. Our kids loved it! Jessica is very professional and her warmth really added to the event.
Jessica is a lovely woman, who put together the perfect wedding for our small gathering. We wanted to make the wedding a Read more...
Jessica is a lovely woman, who put together the perfect wedding for our small gathering. We wanted to make the wedding a family affair since we were blending families and she had some great suggestions and incorporated family vows into the ceremony. Our kids loved it! Jessica is very professional and her warmth really added to the event. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Amber
Wedding:
11/14/2015
5.0/5.0
There are so many wonderful things to say about Jessica and our experience with her as our officiant that I'm not sure I can put it all into writing. She was very easy to work with, was responsive and guided us every step of the way. She showed up on our big day on time and looking professional and ready to kick butt! She was incredibly attentive since day 1 and after having us each fill out her questionnaire and choose our vows and readings from a beautiful list that she provided to us, she was able to write an amazing ceremony that perfectly expressed our feelings about each other, and our love and gratitude for our most cherished family and friends. Multiple guests approached us afterwards and told us how they really loved that the ceremony took them along the journey of our lives together and our path to the aisle and also made them feel like they were a real part of our commitment to continue that journey into the future. Jessica was a perfect choice for our wedding and we can never truly repay her for the incredibly beautiful memory she has given us.
There are so many wonderful things to say about Jessica and our experience with her as our officiant that I'm not sure I Read more...
There are so many wonderful things to say about Jessica and our experience with her as our officiant that I'm not sure I can put it all into writing. She was very easy to work with, was responsive and guided us every step of the way. She showed up on our big day on time and looking professional and ready to kick butt! She was incredibly attentive since day 1 and after having us each fill out her questionnaire and choose our vows and readings from a beautiful list that she provided to us, she was able to write an amazing ceremony that perfectly expressed our feelings about each other, and our love and gratitude for our most cherished family and friends. Multiple guests approached us afterwards and told us how they really loved that the ceremony took them along the journey of our lives together and our path to the aisle and also made them feel like they were a real part of our commitment to continue that journey into the future. Jessica was a perfect choice for our wedding and we can never truly repay her for the incredibly beautiful memory she has given us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Minister Jessica is very flexible, she made a simple occasion very memorable in her own system and process

The payment terms is very easy and accessible
Minister Jessica is very flexible, she made a simple occasion very memorable in her own system and process

The Read more...
Minister Jessica is very flexible, she made a simple occasion very memorable in her own system and process

The payment terms is very easy and accessible Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
There are not enough nice things to say about Jessica. She facilitated such beautiful ceremony and totally captured our essence and story. We were nervous at first looking for an officiant as we are not particularly religious. Yet, she did a spectacular job making it deep and heartfelt.

Many people at the wedding asked where/how we found Jessica as they said it was one of the most memorable weddings to which they have been.

We would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant in the DC Area.
There are not enough nice things to say about Jessica. She facilitated such beautiful ceremony and totally captured our Read more...
There are not enough nice things to say about Jessica. She facilitated such beautiful ceremony and totally captured our essence and story. We were nervous at first looking for an officiant as we are not particularly religious. Yet, she did a spectacular job making it deep and heartfelt.

Many people at the wedding asked where/how we found Jessica as they said it was one of the most memorable weddings to which they have been.

We would recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant in the DC Area. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jessica officiated over our vow renewal ceremony. It was a very small ceremony, with immediate family only.Jessica officiated over our son and daughter-in-law's wedding in 2014, so we were familiar with her service and style. However, nothing prepared us for the intimate personalized ceremony we received. She incorporated personal touches in the vows and ceremony, making it so meaningful, there were tears all around! It was like she became part of our family. It was a beautiful ceremony and a memory we will cherish forever. We highly recommend Jessica!
Sue & Jim
Jessica officiated over our vow renewal ceremony. It was a very small ceremony, with immediate family only.Jessica Read more...
Jessica officiated over our vow renewal ceremony. It was a very small ceremony, with immediate family only.Jessica officiated over our son and daughter-in-law's wedding in 2014, so we were familiar with her service and style. However, nothing prepared us for the intimate personalized ceremony we received. She incorporated personal touches in the vows and ceremony, making it so meaningful, there were tears all around! It was like she became part of our family. It was a beautiful ceremony and a memory we will cherish forever. We highly recommend Jessica!
Sue & Jim Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Jessica was wonderful. She composed a beautiful ceremony customized to us. Absolute pleasure to work with.
Jessica was wonderful. She composed a beautiful ceremony customized to us. Absolute pleasure to work with.
Jessica was wonderful. She composed a beautiful ceremony customized to us. Absolute pleasure to work with. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
We were looking for a non-traditional officiant who would be able to capture our energy and personalities, and Jessica did just that. Her style of incorporating our "love story" into the ceremony was absolutely unique and perfect. It made our ceremony completely personal from start to finish, instead of the broad, over the top readings I am used to hearing. I still get told how beautiful and amazing the ceremony was, and it truly was all due to Jessica. I could not have been more impressed or happy with her!
We were looking for a non-traditional officiant who would be able to capture our energy and personalities, and Jessica did Read more...
We were looking for a non-traditional officiant who would be able to capture our energy and personalities, and Jessica did just that. Her style of incorporating our "love story" into the ceremony was absolutely unique and perfect. It made our ceremony completely personal from start to finish, instead of the broad, over the top readings I am used to hearing. I still get told how beautiful and amazing the ceremony was, and it truly was all due to Jessica. I could not have been more impressed or happy with her! Read less
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Candace
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Jessica was great! She customized everything to our personalities and came up with a great ceremony plan.
Jessica was great! She customized everything to our personalities and came up with a great ceremony plan.
Jessica was great! She customized everything to our personalities and came up with a great ceremony plan. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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