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Celebrated Ceremonies

Maryland, Washington , DC
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202-656-7746

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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,... Read more
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.

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.


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?
<30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
DC, MD, NY, PA

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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
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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
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Krystal
Wedding:
3/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Working with Jessica was extremely pleasing to work with and she was so helpful. I needed her assistance to be my Officiant at a very short period of time and she was flexible with me. She really made our dreams come true uniting us in a very difficult time that we are going through. I would definitely recommend her to everyone. Thanks Jessica for making our dreams come true.
Working with Jessica was extremely pleasing to work with and she was so helpful. I needed her assistance to be my Read more...
Working with Jessica was extremely pleasing to work with and she was so helpful. I needed her assistance to be my Officiant at a very short period of time and she was flexible with me. She really made our dreams come true uniting us in a very difficult time that we are going through. I would definitely recommend her to everyone. Thanks Jessica for making our dreams come true. Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Being that our wedding was an LGBT one, we were extremely concerned with being able to be ourselves on the most important day of our lives! Originally, we asked two of close friends to perform our ceremony because we thought it would be nice to have someone who truly knew us to speak on our behalf. We are so glad neither of those people worked out:) We could not have asked for a better person to marry us! Jessica was amazing from start to finish; the way she listened, gathered, and told our story was much more than we could have ever imagined. It was as if she knew us throughout our entire relationship. The ceremony went off without a hitch. It was beautiful and magical. Many unexpected tears were shed among guests and I think that says more than words when it comes to people connecting with our story. Everyone came up to us at the end saying Jessica did a tremendous job and it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had ever attended!

Thank you, Jessica, for everything! We had a wonderful wedding and much of that was thanks to you:)
Being that our wedding was an LGBT one, we were extremely concerned with being able to be ourselves on the most important Read more...
Being that our wedding was an LGBT one, we were extremely concerned with being able to be ourselves on the most important day of our lives! Originally, we asked two of close friends to perform our ceremony because we thought it would be nice to have someone who truly knew us to speak on our behalf. We are so glad neither of those people worked out:) We could not have asked for a better person to marry us! Jessica was amazing from start to finish; the way she listened, gathered, and told our story was much more than we could have ever imagined. It was as if she knew us throughout our entire relationship. The ceremony went off without a hitch. It was beautiful and magical. Many unexpected tears were shed among guests and I think that says more than words when it comes to people connecting with our story. Everyone came up to us at the end saying Jessica did a tremendous job and it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had ever attended!

Thank you, Jessica, for everything! We had a wonderful wedding and much of that was thanks to you:) Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica was absolutely wonderful! From the moment we first met with her, I knew we had made the right choice. She was in constant contact through emails and phone calls. The wedding ceremony she wrote for us was exactly what we wanted! We received comments all evening from our guests about what a beautiful ceremony it was.

Cully and Dana Pettenati
Jessica was absolutely wonderful! From the moment we first met with her, I knew we had made the right choice. She was in Read more...
Jessica was absolutely wonderful! From the moment we first met with her, I knew we had made the right choice. She was in constant contact through emails and phone calls. The wedding ceremony she wrote for us was exactly what we wanted! We received comments all evening from our guests about what a beautiful ceremony it was.

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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica helped us to have what many of our friends and family said was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen. She helped us to create a ceremony that was deeply personal and truly expressed how we felt about one another. She provided us with many ideas and options for readings and allowed us to supplement with some of our own. She was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend Jessica as an officiant at your wedding!
Jessica helped us to have what many of our friends and family said was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen. She Read more...
Jessica helped us to have what many of our friends and family said was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever seen. She helped us to create a ceremony that was deeply personal and truly expressed how we felt about one another. She provided us with many ideas and options for readings and allowed us to supplement with some of our own. She was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend Jessica as an officiant at your wedding! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not be more pleased with my wedding ceremony using Jessica. Looking for a meaningful and non-religious ceremony, I came to Jessica. She was easy to work with and provided an incredibly moving, funny, and personal ceremony. So many guests remarked it was one of the most amazing ceremonies they'd ever been to. I cannot thank her enough for ensuring the meaning of my wedding day was captured.
I could not be more pleased with my wedding ceremony using Jessica. Looking for a meaningful and non-religious ceremony, I Read more...
I could not be more pleased with my wedding ceremony using Jessica. Looking for a meaningful and non-religious ceremony, I came to Jessica. She was easy to work with and provided an incredibly moving, funny, and personal ceremony. So many guests remarked it was one of the most amazing ceremonies they'd ever been to. I cannot thank her enough for ensuring the meaning of my wedding day was captured. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with our wedding ceremony. Jessica put together a great narrative that touched on all the points we wanted. She was also very easy to work with. Several people, including our close relatives, remarked on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. She also addressed our concern about finding the right amount of time for the ceremony. At one point in our ceremony, the microphone cut out. Jessica continued with the ceremony and did not lose a moment. We are very glad we chose her as our officiant.
We were extremely happy with our wedding ceremony. Jessica put together a great narrative that touched on all the points Read more...
We were extremely happy with our wedding ceremony. Jessica put together a great narrative that touched on all the points we wanted. She was also very easy to work with. Several people, including our close relatives, remarked on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. She also addressed our concern about finding the right amount of time for the ceremony. At one point in our ceremony, the microphone cut out. Jessica continued with the ceremony and did not lose a moment. We are very glad we chose her as our officiant. Read less
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