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Celebrations Of Marriage

La Plata , MD
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402 Linden Lane
La Plata, MD 20646 US (map)

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301-641-3028

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ABOUT US

I believe every wedding ceremony should be as unique as the couple getting married. Whether you are traditional or want something different from everyone else, I would be thrilled to... Read more
I believe every wedding ceremony should be as unique as the couple getting married. Whether you are traditional or want something different from everyone else, I would be thrilled to work with you to make your wedding ceremony meet your every desire.

My services begin with a face-to-face meeting to get to know you and discover how YOU envision your ceremony. Shortly after our meeting I will provide you with a draft of the ceremony for your approval. I can help with all aspects of planning the ceremony - as much or as little assistance as you want - from vows to music, processional to recessional, I'm here to help with whatever you need. I'm also happy to attend your rehearsal if you'd like.

Quite simply, I LOVE weddings - and I want to share my joy with others by officiating a ceremony that will be memorable and special to the couple getting married, as well as their guests.

Ceremonies conducted throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Unusual venues not a problem!

Also available for Vow Renewals, House Blessings, and Handfastings. Please contact me today to start planning YOUR special ceremony! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
After doing some research my husband and I had contacted Fran to be our officiant for our wedding. We met with her several months before hand so she could get a feeling for what type of ceremony we were looking for. She really took the time to really getting to know us and let us know all of our options. She gave us some great ideas for a unique ceremony. After receiving the rough drat of the ceremony, I could not believe all the personal touches she was able to fit in! It was very easy to let her know if you wanted to change anything to make it just right! She was very professional with all the equipment included to make sure all of our guest could hear and enjoy the ceremony as well. Her gentle words had everyone in tears and led the way to a great day! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a meaningful, heartwarming ceremony, no matter who you are.
After doing some research my husband and I had contacted Fran to be our officiant for our wedding. We met with her several Read more...
After doing some research my husband and I had contacted Fran to be our officiant for our wedding. We met with her several months before hand so she could get a feeling for what type of ceremony we were looking for. She really took the time to really getting to know us and let us know all of our options. She gave us some great ideas for a unique ceremony. After receiving the rough drat of the ceremony, I could not believe all the personal touches she was able to fit in! It was very easy to let her know if you wanted to change anything to make it just right! She was very professional with all the equipment included to make sure all of our guest could hear and enjoy the ceremony as well. Her gentle words had everyone in tears and led the way to a great day! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a meaningful, heartwarming ceremony, no matter who you are. Read less
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Celebrations Of Marriage responded with the following comments:

Dear Erin - you and Jason are absolutely perfect together. Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding day. It was fantastic! I'm so very happy you liked the ceremony :)
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
REVIEW PART TWO (Had to make another account for the rest of the review)

The second interview with Fran was extremely helpful. She answered all my questions about the wedding and how it is supposed to be performed. She also made last minute changes and gave me great advice as to how to have a wonderful ceremony.

Now, on the wedding day, which is such a stressful and yet wonderful day, I was almost on the verge of tears when Fran finally came to the venue. When I saw her face, I felt immediately at ease. She helped to take charge of all the issues that were occurring. She reassured me that it was going to be a beautiful day, a beautiful wedding and there was nothing to worry about. She was right. Fran not only officiates a wedding but makes you feel at ease with no need to stress the small stuff. Without her, my wedding would have been much harder than it should have been.

Everyone loved Fran was the officiant. Friends and family asked me where I found her and complimented to me about how great her ceremony was. Fran is an amazing woman who turns a wedding ceremony into the most personal ceremony you could possibly ever witness. She let's you write your own vows also while having your own personal ceremony. She makes sure to get the small stuff out of the way like mailing off your marriage license to the clerk of circuit court and having your personal vows with her so you won't accidentally forget them the day of the wedding. She even takes pictures of your ceremony which is a huge plus. She really goes all out for your wedding day.

I could go on for paragraphs telling you how wonderful Fran is but I will say this, choose Fran and you will have one amazing ceremony and wedding experience. See for yourself!
REVIEW PART TWO (Had to make another account for the rest of the review)

The second interview with Fran was Read more...
REVIEW PART TWO (Had to make another account for the rest of the review)

The second interview with Fran was extremely helpful. She answered all my questions about the wedding and how it is supposed to be performed. She also made last minute changes and gave me great advice as to how to have a wonderful ceremony.

Now, on the wedding day, which is such a stressful and yet wonderful day, I was almost on the verge of tears when Fran finally came to the venue. When I saw her face, I felt immediately at ease. She helped to take charge of all the issues that were occurring. She reassured me that it was going to be a beautiful day, a beautiful wedding and there was nothing to worry about. She was right. Fran not only officiates a wedding but makes you feel at ease with no need to stress the small stuff. Without her, my wedding would have been much harder than it should have been.

Everyone loved Fran was the officiant. Friends and family asked me where I found her and complimented to me about how great her ceremony was. Fran is an amazing woman who turns a wedding ceremony into the most personal ceremony you could possibly ever witness. She let's you write your own vows also while having your own personal ceremony. She makes sure to get the small stuff out of the way like mailing off your marriage license to the clerk of circuit court and having your personal vows with her so you won't accidentally forget them the day of the wedding. She even takes pictures of your ceremony which is a huge plus. She really goes all out for your wedding day.

I could go on for paragraphs telling you how wonderful Fran is but I will say this, choose Fran and you will have one amazing ceremony and wedding experience. See for yourself! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations Of Marriage responded with the following comments:

I truly feel like I have made a lifelong friend! It was such fun and an honor to be a part of your wedding day :) You were so beautiful, both inside and outside. Congratulations again to you and Ben. I know you will have a wonderfully happy life together :) Remember to always keep an eye on his ties!!!!! <3
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Brittany
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
REVIEW PART 1
In a nutshell, my wedding ceremony was beautiful, personal, poetic and fun all because of Fran. She was able to make such a beautiful ceremony and fill it with who my husband (Ben) and I are.

However, I want to give the whole story of why I believe Fran is the best officiant for a wedding. I have been to a few other weddings before for friends and family. Yes they had wonderful ceremonies and yes their officiants were nice but there is something about Fran that makes it so much better.

I found Fran on WeddingWire and I searched around quite a bit and I called a few other officiants. When Fran called me back after I sent her an e-mail about officiating my wedding, I knew she would be the one. Her excitement about weddings, the sweet tone in her voice and her encouragement to create a personal ceremony for the couple made me choose her after the phone call.

The first interview with Fran was about eleven months before the wedding and it was great. She sat down with both Ben and I and got to know us. She asks all sorts of questions like who are your favorite authors, hobbies that you both share, how did you meet, and other topics like such. However, I believe when Fran interviews a couple, she may ask all these basic questions but she can read the happiness and excitement in their faces and brings out the love the couple feels for each other in their ceremony. Which is what makes Fran much different from the rest. After the first interview, Fran makes sure to let you know that she can be reached by phone, e-mail and facebook whenever you have any questions, changes or details about the wedding.
REVIEW PART 1
In a nutshell, my wedding ceremony was beautiful, personal, poetic and fun all because of Fran. She was Read more...
REVIEW PART 1
In a nutshell, my wedding ceremony was beautiful, personal, poetic and fun all because of Fran. She was able to make such a beautiful ceremony and fill it with who my husband (Ben) and I are.

However, I want to give the whole story of why I believe Fran is the best officiant for a wedding. I have been to a few other weddings before for friends and family. Yes they had wonderful ceremonies and yes their officiants were nice but there is something about Fran that makes it so much better.

I found Fran on WeddingWire and I searched around quite a bit and I called a few other officiants. When Fran called me back after I sent her an e-mail about officiating my wedding, I knew she would be the one. Her excitement about weddings, the sweet tone in her voice and her encouragement to create a personal ceremony for the couple made me choose her after the phone call.

The first interview with Fran was about eleven months before the wedding and it was great. She sat down with both Ben and I and got to know us. She asks all sorts of questions like who are your favorite authors, hobbies that you both share, how did you meet, and other topics like such. However, I believe when Fran interviews a couple, she may ask all these basic questions but she can read the happiness and excitement in their faces and brings out the love the couple feels for each other in their ceremony. Which is what makes Fran much different from the rest. After the first interview, Fran makes sure to let you know that she can be reached by phone, e-mail and facebook whenever you have any questions, changes or details about the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations Of Marriage responded with the following comments:

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Love you guys :)
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bethany
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Fran was AMAZING. Our ceremony was very original, meaningful, moving, I just can't say how wonderful a job she did. Everyone commented on how moving our ceremony was thanks to her. She was incredible and i highly recommend her.
Fran was AMAZING. Our ceremony was very original, meaningful, moving, I just can't say how wonderful a job she did. Read more...
Fran was AMAZING. Our ceremony was very original, meaningful, moving, I just can't say how wonderful a job she did. Everyone commented on how moving our ceremony was thanks to her. She was incredible and i highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations Of Marriage responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Bethany. The day was so emotional and I was so happy to be a part of it! You looked stunning and David was so handsome. What a great day!
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Darlene
Wedding:
5/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Lost our minister a week and a half before the wedding couldnt find anyone to return my call found celebrations of marriage on wedding wire.com and got an imeadiate response. Fran & her husband made our day absolutely perfect. Highly recommend her.
Lost our minister a week and a half before the wedding couldnt find anyone to return my call found celebrations of Read more...
Lost our minister a week and a half before the wedding couldnt find anyone to return my call found celebrations of marriage on wedding wire.com and got an imeadiate response. Fran & her husband made our day absolutely perfect. Highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations Of Marriage responded with the following comments:

Thank you Darlene. I'm very happy that you contacted me - it was a wonderful honor to be able to marry you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
As a bride, the wedding planning was stressful and difficult for me. Fran was extremely flexible with where and when she could meet with us. Upon first meeting with Fran, she takes the time to get to know the couple. She then whips up an extremely unique, personable story for the wedding. Fran was a breathtaking officiant at our wedding! Our guests were talking about her ceremony for days afterwards.

She was extremely fast at responding to emails filled with questions. She was very professional, polite, calming, reassuring, and a fabulous officiant. I would recommend to her all my friends, family, coworkers or anyone getting married!
As a bride, the wedding planning was stressful and difficult for me. Fran was extremely flexible with where and when she Read more...
As a bride, the wedding planning was stressful and difficult for me. Fran was extremely flexible with where and when she could meet with us. Upon first meeting with Fran, she takes the time to get to know the couple. She then whips up an extremely unique, personable story for the wedding. Fran was a breathtaking officiant at our wedding! Our guests were talking about her ceremony for days afterwards.

She was extremely fast at responding to emails filled with questions. She was very professional, polite, calming, reassuring, and a fabulous officiant. I would recommend to her all my friends, family, coworkers or anyone getting married! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations Of Marriage responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! It was a fabulous day - and the two of you make such a great couple. Always stay as happy as you were that day!!!!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Fran performed the ceremony for our wedding. We basically planned the whole wedding in a matter of 3 weeks. Even with this short time frame, Fran was very accommodating. The reviews online for Celebration of Marriage were great and after meeting Fran we knew they spoke of the truth. Fran took the time to get to know us and create a ceremony that would fit us. She also took the time to work with us on different ideas for the service. We decided to include hand fasting in our ceremony and it turned out to be one of the most memorable moments. Thank you Fran for making our wedding day special!
Fran performed the ceremony for our wedding. We basically planned the whole wedding in a matter of 3 weeks. Even with this Read more...
Fran performed the ceremony for our wedding. We basically planned the whole wedding in a matter of 3 weeks. Even with this short time frame, Fran was very accommodating. The reviews online for Celebration of Marriage were great and after meeting Fran we knew they spoke of the truth. Fran took the time to get to know us and create a ceremony that would fit us. She also took the time to work with us on different ideas for the service. We decided to include hand fasting in our ceremony and it turned out to be one of the most memorable moments. Thank you Fran for making our wedding day special! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations Of Marriage responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! Your wedding day was so sunny and bright - and you looked so happy :) It was such a pleasure to share in it with you!
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Ariel
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Fran was a wonderful officiant. She combined our faiths and included meaningful rituals in the ceremony. She was very responsive and enthusiastic. And, when a technical issue occurred during the ceremony, she thought quickly on her feet to help move past it.
Fran was a wonderful officiant. She combined our faiths and included meaningful rituals in the ceremony. She was very Read more...
Fran was a wonderful officiant. She combined our faiths and included meaningful rituals in the ceremony. She was very responsive and enthusiastic. And, when a technical issue occurred during the ceremony, she thought quickly on her feet to help move past it. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Fran officiated our wedding on March 8, 2014 and our ceremony was perfect! Fran is a true professional and she's fantastic at her job. She met with us ahead of time to really get to know us and to craft a ceremony that fit our personalities as well as the tone we wanted to achieve for our ceremony. After the initial meeting, she was easy to contact throughout the process with any questions or changes. She arrived early to the location to make sure everything was set-up properly. And the end result was better than I could have imagined. Fran is warm and genuine and all our guests raved about the service. Just meet with her. You won't regret it.
Fran officiated our wedding on March 8, 2014 and our ceremony was perfect! Fran is a true professional and she's fantastic Read more...
Fran officiated our wedding on March 8, 2014 and our ceremony was perfect! Fran is a true professional and she's fantastic at her job. She met with us ahead of time to really get to know us and to craft a ceremony that fit our personalities as well as the tone we wanted to achieve for our ceremony. After the initial meeting, she was easy to contact throughout the process with any questions or changes. She arrived early to the location to make sure everything was set-up properly. And the end result was better than I could have imagined. Fran is warm and genuine and all our guests raved about the service. Just meet with her. You won't regret it. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations Of Marriage responded with the following comments:

Thank you Missy! I loved performing your ceremony. John's vows made me laugh so hard - I'll never forget how much fun we had. It was a beautiful day at a gorgeous venue! Thank you again for letting me be a part of it!
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Sarah
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Fran did an incredible job. Our first meeting she got to know us and used that in our ceremony. She is very sweet and has a beautiful speaking voice. She gave us advice on some things to use for our ceremony and it made everything perfect.
Fran did an incredible job. Our first meeting she got to know us and used that in our ceremony. She is very sweet and has Read more...
Fran did an incredible job. Our first meeting she got to know us and used that in our ceremony. She is very sweet and has a beautiful speaking voice. She gave us advice on some things to use for our ceremony and it made everything perfect. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Celebrations Of Marriage responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Sarah! Meeting you and Eric was such a pleasure. Everything about your wedding day was beautiful. Thank you again for letting me be a part of it!

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