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Ceremony Alchemy(formerly Weddings by Sandy)

Frederick , MD
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 3921
Frederick, MD 21705 US (map)

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410-340-3224

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ABOUT US

Weddings by Sandy is a group of wedding officiants who pay great attention to the details. Our clients say, we are with you every step of the way, creating unique, interesting and... Read more
Weddings by Sandy is a group of wedding officiants who pay great attention to the details. Our clients say, we are with you every step of the way, creating unique, interesting and captivating ceremonies that literally give you a magical moment, making you feel like your ceremony is the only one on our calendar. One phone call and let us set your crazy wedding mind at ease!

We officiate ceremonies in the states of Maryland, West Virginia, Northern Virginia, DC and Pennsylvania. We offer several services that are too numerous to mention here, but as a brief overview here are the basics:

Fees can start as low as $300 for elopement services. Most ceremonies average around $600 with rehearsals and travel costing extra. We will come to a location that is more than 2 hour away, but if an over night stay is required, a hotel room is requested so we can accomodate you and your wedding needs. A $150 deposit holds your date.

Fees included research on cultural, social and spiritual ideas, booking and holding your date and of course the ceremony.
If you are active duty military or getting ready to deploy please ask about a discount, giving a discount as a way of thanking you for your military service.

Rehearsals are an option I strongly recommend if you have more than 4 people involved in your wedding. Rehearsal fees start at $175 and must be scheduled in advance. If you choose not to rehearse, a rehearsal guide will be provided, to assist you through the process.

Meeting you and your fiancee to get your vision of your ceremony is essential. Vows are prepared based on what you choose to share with your officiant. A draft is emailed to you for your approval and together we work to get the words and the emotional elements appropriate for your ceremony to be memoriable. We will meet with you as many times as necessary. Phone calls and emails are unlimited.

On the day of your ceremony, if you don’t have an event planner, we can provide one for you for a resonable fee. If not, your officiant will do their best to direct your guests to the right spot, make sure everyone turns off their phones, everyone is in place and the guests stand when the bride enters the room. Your officiant will ensure you get through your vows; and try to keep you calm. Your officiant is also available for a blessing prior to sitting down to eat at your reception.

Because there are so many officiants available, there is back up just in case your officiant has a family emergency. You will be taken care of at no extra charge and no drama.

Please consider Weddings by Sandy your resource for all of your wedding needs.

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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, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baptist, Earth-Based, Jewish, No Denomination, Pagan, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, PA, TX, VA, WV

REVIEWS

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Mandi
Wedding:
9/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Sandy really took the time to get to know us and made sure that our ceremony mirrored our personalities and unique to us. All of our guests and family rave about how perfect the ceremony was. We could not have been happier with Sandy!
Sandy really took the time to get to know us and made sure that our ceremony mirrored our personalities and unique to us. Read more...
Sandy really took the time to get to know us and made sure that our ceremony mirrored our personalities and unique to us. All of our guests and family rave about how perfect the ceremony was. We could not have been happier with Sandy! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
We used Weddings by Sandy for our wedding officiant. We had Sandy as our officiant and she was amazing! She allowed us to be very involved with creating our ceremony the way that we wanted it to be. She provided us with an idea booklet and then helped create a beautiful ceremony based on what we liked and wanted to be included. She went out of her way to get to know us and our families by meeting us halfway multiple times to review our ideas and to have dinner with our families. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We had so many compliments by friends and family on how much they loved our ceremony and how nice it was. She also made keepsake copies of our ceremony for us as well as each of our parents! I would highly recommend Weddings by Sandy for your officiant for any occasion, but especially as a wedding officiant.
We used Weddings by Sandy for our wedding officiant. We had Sandy as our officiant and she was amazing! She allowed us to Read more...
We used Weddings by Sandy for our wedding officiant. We had Sandy as our officiant and she was amazing! She allowed us to be very involved with creating our ceremony the way that we wanted it to be. She provided us with an idea booklet and then helped create a beautiful ceremony based on what we liked and wanted to be included. She went out of her way to get to know us and our families by meeting us halfway multiple times to review our ideas and to have dinner with our families. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful. We had so many compliments by friends and family on how much they loved our ceremony and how nice it was. She also made keepsake copies of our ceremony for us as well as each of our parents! I would highly recommend Weddings by Sandy for your officiant for any occasion, but especially as a wedding officiant. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
We are so happy with our wedding ceremony! Sandy did an incredible job! Being able to create our own ceremony from her AWESOME idea book was perfect for us!
We are so happy with our wedding ceremony! Sandy did an incredible job! Being able to create our own ceremony from her Read more...
We are so happy with our wedding ceremony! Sandy did an incredible job! Being able to create our own ceremony from her AWESOME idea book was perfect for us! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Sandy (Bearden) Lynch was wonderful! She really took the time to get to know us and was very involved from the time I first contacted her. She helped us create the ceremony and made everything easy. I would recommend Sandy to everyone.
Sandy (Bearden) Lynch was wonderful! She really took the time to get to know us and was very involved from the time I Read more...
Sandy (Bearden) Lynch was wonderful! She really took the time to get to know us and was very involved from the time I first contacted her. She helped us create the ceremony and made everything easy. I would recommend Sandy to everyone. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to have Sandy Queen! She was amazing!! She was there to answer any question that we had and she made sure the rings made it from the bridal suite to the ceremony!!! We loved having her as our officiant!!
We were so lucky to have Sandy Queen! She was amazing!! She was there to answer any question that we had and she made sure Read more...
We were so lucky to have Sandy Queen! She was amazing!! She was there to answer any question that we had and she made sure the rings made it from the bridal suite to the ceremony!!! We loved having her as our officiant!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Private User
Wedding:
7/18/2015
3.9/5.0
I had Sandy Queen, and as soon as we met with her we loved her personality. My guests raved about her ceremony and she is warm and personable. Her process for composing the ceremony is easy and allows the couple to get the tone and wording they want. I will say she was at times challenging to communicate with; planning a wedding can make you very "type A" and it's important questions and details are addressed quickly and clearly. This was a challenge throughout the process. She also double booked our rehearsal with another wedding and waited until the morning of our rehearsal to tell me she could only be present at the rehearsal for 10 minutes. In the end, it worked out fine. Overall, there were moments I was frustrated by her, but she is so lively and warm and she made our ceremony incredible.
I had Sandy Queen, and as soon as we met with her we loved her personality. My guests raved about her ceremony and she is Read more...
I had Sandy Queen, and as soon as we met with her we loved her personality. My guests raved about her ceremony and she is warm and personable. Her process for composing the ceremony is easy and allows the couple to get the tone and wording they want. I will say she was at times challenging to communicate with; planning a wedding can make you very "type A" and it's important questions and details are addressed quickly and clearly. This was a challenge throughout the process. She also double booked our rehearsal with another wedding and waited until the morning of our rehearsal to tell me she could only be present at the rehearsal for 10 minutes. In the end, it worked out fine. Overall, there were moments I was frustrated by her, but she is so lively and warm and she made our ceremony incredible. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Sandy did a great job in helping us from the start to finish in developing our wedding ceremony. We really enjoyed having the control of creating our own ceremony (with help of her book) due to making it feel as if it were our own and very personalized. She had great ideas and suggestions for special additions to the ceremony. She was always quick to answer emails and was on time for all appointments, rehearsal and day of our wedding. We would recommend her to anyone!
Sandy did a great job in helping us from the start to finish in developing our wedding ceremony. We really enjoyed having Read more...
Sandy did a great job in helping us from the start to finish in developing our wedding ceremony. We really enjoyed having the control of creating our own ceremony (with help of her book) due to making it feel as if it were our own and very personalized. She had great ideas and suggestions for special additions to the ceremony. She was always quick to answer emails and was on time for all appointments, rehearsal and day of our wedding. We would recommend her to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Deborah
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Sandy Queen was just wonderful. She has a really helpful planning process, where if you don't know exactly what you want but are too overwhelmed to start from scratch, she provides a (pretty extensive) book of options to piece together a ceremony that works for you. She paid attention to all the little things, even on our wedding day of incorporating into the ceremony something my sister in law mentioned, which was really special to my husband's family. She was so reassuring during the rehearsal, working with the venue coordinator who was clearly having a bad day, and made our ceremony very special.
Sandy Queen was just wonderful. She has a really helpful planning process, where if you don't know exactly what you want Read more...
Sandy Queen was just wonderful. She has a really helpful planning process, where if you don't know exactly what you want but are too overwhelmed to start from scratch, she provides a (pretty extensive) book of options to piece together a ceremony that works for you. She paid attention to all the little things, even on our wedding day of incorporating into the ceremony something my sister in law mentioned, which was really special to my husband's family. She was so reassuring during the rehearsal, working with the venue coordinator who was clearly having a bad day, and made our ceremony very special. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Private User
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Sandy Queen did our ceremony and we could not have been happier with how everything turned out! She made us feel like we were more than just another wedding to her and that she actually cared about us and our marriage. The whole process was easy because she had a whole book of options to choose from to completely customize our ceremony. She also had great suggestions to make it even better. We had numerous people come up to us afterwards and tell us that they have never seen a more beautiful, personal, and meaningful ceremony. We are so grateful to Sandy and I cannot recommend her enough!
Sandy Queen did our ceremony and we could not have been happier with how everything turned out! She made us feel like we Read more...
Sandy Queen did our ceremony and we could not have been happier with how everything turned out! She made us feel like we were more than just another wedding to her and that she actually cared about us and our marriage. The whole process was easy because she had a whole book of options to choose from to completely customize our ceremony. She also had great suggestions to make it even better. We had numerous people come up to us afterwards and tell us that they have never seen a more beautiful, personal, and meaningful ceremony. We are so grateful to Sandy and I cannot recommend her enough! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Michele
Wedding:
1/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Sandy Queen was wonderful!
She walked us through the entire ceremony so there would be no surprises on our special day. She kept everything going smoothly even when my dog started barking during the ceremony.
I would highly recommend her services to everyone!!!!!
Thank you Sandy!!!!
Sandy Queen was wonderful!
She walked us through the entire ceremony so there would be no surprises on our special Read more...
Sandy Queen was wonderful!
She walked us through the entire ceremony so there would be no surprises on our special day. She kept everything going smoothly even when my dog started barking during the ceremony.
I would highly recommend her services to everyone!!!!!
Thank you Sandy!!!! Read less
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