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Diane Stanley, Marriage Officiant

Herndon , VA
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LOCATION

Herndon, VA US 20170 (map)

PHONE

703-435-3274
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ABOUT US

Marriage Officiant- Authorized to perform marriages in Virginia
Non-religious Ceremony, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony from all Religions -Renewal of Vows


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Marriage Officiant- Authorized to perform marriages in Virginia
Non-religious Ceremony, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony from all Religions -Renewal of Vows


CONGRATULATIONS!

Upon retiring from the Circuit Court of Fairfax County at the end of 2000, I was appointed as a Marriage Celebrant. Since that time I have married over 2000 couples. My hours are very flexible and I enjoy traveling to new locations. A commitment of love is one of the most meaningful moments in a persons life. Some couples decide to celebrate this special moment with a simple private ceremony. Others decide to have a large celebration to invite their family and friends to celebrate with them.
Whether you decide to get married at the Courthouse, in your home, in a park, a historic mansion or in a ballroom the ceremony will be very beautiful and meaningful.

It would be an honor to help you start your new life together as a married couple!

If you are planning to renew your wedding vows, I would be happy to assist you.

Also available for commitment ceremonies and destination weddings

Available 7 days a week

On the preferred list of several area wedding sites.

"I Love What I Do"

You may contact me at:
703 435-3274 703 928-0824 cell

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, I am very flexible. I enjoy officiating for weddings in all types of locations. The ceremony can be in your home, a park, ballroom or any location of your choice. I'm waiting for the call to marry a couple in a hot air balloon
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, I would be happy to personalize your vows for you.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have several readings you may wish to select but you are not required to use these readings.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Went about wedding planning in an unconventional way, and wanted to find an officiant who could do the ceremony within a couple of week's time. Diane was great about suggesting locations, was very thorough, and we very much appreciated all that she did.
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Kelli
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Diane was recommended to us by friends so we knew that she would be great! My husband and I are not religions and wanted to have a quick but meaningful ceremony (quick because it was outside in July!!) Diane met with us before the wedding and shared some of her favorite readings with us and took into account what we wanted from our ceremony. When we discussed it being quick, she agreed, but also suggested that if it is too quick it may not be as memorable as we would like. That really stuck with us and we considered that as we chose our readings and wrote our vows. We would highly recommend her!!
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Courtney
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.9/5.0
Diane Stanley was very easy to book and communicate with leading up to our wedding day. She incorporated some of our requests into our ceremony and made it unique to us.
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane was truly professional. She helped prepare the ceremony schedule and was easy to work with. She made our ceremony special and memorable.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane did a lovely job with our wedding on 10/5! We are both non-religious and didn't feel comfortable having a minister perform a non-denominational ceremony. We found Diane on Wedding Wire and as soon as we spoke with her on the phone we knew we had our officiant. We loved her standard vows and added two readings we chose. She fit the readings into our ceremony perfectly and all our guests loved her. Her rate is SO reasonable and she was so sweet and warm. We loved everything about our wedding. Thank you Diane!
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mfrantz
Wedding:
7/5/2013
4.9/5.0
There's not much I can say that others haven't already. Diane was helpful and had a nice, pre-designed ceremony that we could use straight up or adjust to our needs. We used it almost exactly and added in a reading she showed us that we really liked. We wanted a short-and-sweet ceremony, and she did an excellent job pacing it so it wasn't TOO short. It was quick but it didn't feel like you blinked and missed it.
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Pamela
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane did a wonderful job as the officiant for our wedding. Lou and I were looking for a ceremony that was both memorable and beautiful. Neither of us practices a religion, but were both raised with it. So we wanted to find a balance. Diane provided a suggested ceremony that was exactly what we were looking for. She worked with us to add a few personal touches and did a great job working them in. We loved our ceremony!

We had such a good time with Diane. She was so easy to work with. I highly recommend Diane as a marriage officiant. Her husband even came to the reception and they won the anniversary dance for being married the longest! They had some great advice for the newly married couple!
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Margaret
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane performed a wonderful ceremony. We wanted it short and simple and she did it exactly as we wished. She was also professional and responded quickly to all my questions. It couldn't have gone better - I highly recommend Diane's services.
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane Stanley was a WONDERFUL officiant for my husband and my June 15, 2013 wedding at the Briar Patch B&B. My husband is not religious and I consider myself to be somewhat religious but certainly more spiritual and she was very flexible with us in creating a ceremony that would fit us and our family's needs. Diane is so sweet and you can just tell that she really loves what she does and we received many compliments on our ceremony. We were married outside and Diane knew just how loud to speak (into the mic our DJ provided) and had the right pace also. We wanted our ceremony to be relatively quick (15 minutes) but also not boring! We wanted our ceremony to represent a happy celebration of our love and the joining our lives and families. Diane certainly captured that for us! For most of the ceremony I was on the verge of tears and she quietly told me to take a deep breath without causing a disruption to the ceremony. When she would notice me getting a bit emotional she would slow down a bit - I was very appreciative of that! She is a civil marriage celebrant employed by Fairfax County and so is not affiliated with a specific church, so she can offiate just about any religion or civil ceremony (as far as I know). This was very important to my husband and I as our families have a bit of a blend of religious and spiritual beliefs. We are so happy with Diane. She was always on time (we met in person at a Panera before we chose her and we also had her come for a rehearsal the night before the ceremony) and she provided several ideas for our ceremony, including different poems and readings that she often uses. She also helped me in choosing the order of everything so that the ceremony would have a nice flow to it (which greatly helped me with the wording while ordering our Programs). Diane Stanley is wonderful - meet her in person and you will certainly agree! We are so glad we went with her and couldn't imagine anyone else marrying us!
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Ryan
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane went above and beyond for us... not only did she perform a moving, beautiful ceremony, but she also answered any and all questions I had about the ceremony and called/emailed the County when I realized my name was spelled incorrectly on the marriage license. Because of her, it was an easy fix. She is responsive, kind, pleasant to work with, and puts a lot of time/thought into her ceremonies. I would highly recommend her! :)
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Diane was a great officiant for our non-religious ceremony. I reached out to her almost a year in advance to touch base and she put me on her calendar. Since I was planning my wedding from across the country I really appreciated her scheduling so far in advance.

At one point when I got very emotional during the ceremony she cracked a small joke to get me to laugh which I greatly appreciated. Overall, Diane was fantastic and I greatly appreciate her being a part of our wedding day. I would definitely recommend her without a doubt.
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Anne
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I've seen Diane's reviews, and she probably doesn't need another one, but I am going to post it anyway. We went with her "standard" vows, but they felt personal and so well suited to the way we feel about marriage. I decided to add a bit where we each plant pieces of ivy in a larger pot with a trellis, and I explained to her sort of vaguely what I wanted. She emailed back (surprisingly quickly) with something that was much better than anything I could have written. We received a lot of compliments, especially from family, on how nice it was and how much it suited us.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a perfect ceremony, thank you Diane!
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Karen
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We had several compliments on our wedding. We couldn't have picked a better officiant to perform our ceremony.
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Caitlin
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.7/5.0
Diane was an incredible celebrant. During the planning phase she was easy to work with, provided excellent suggestions, and was open to the ideas we wanted to incorporate into our ceremony. On the day itself, many people told us how much they enjoyed Diane's words and how she conducted the ceremony itself. She made a special day even more meaningful. I highly recommend her to other couples looking for an officiant.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Diane was great officiant! She was so kind to perform wedding ceremony at Great Falls National Forest. She took time to meet us before the ceremony. She was on time in fact we came earlier than us both the times (preparation meeting and wedding). She was flexible to change in venue if needed due to weather. But fortunately rain hold off until the wedding ceremony was done. It was one of the best days of our life and Diane made it special for us. She a great person and an excellent officiant. Guests loved the vows and reading. She is without any doubt recommended as a wedding officiant.
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A
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We are highly recommending Diane Stanley to be the officiant for those getting married. She is very flexible with time and place, budget wise - excellent. She answered to all our queries in phone or email and even suggested and recommended websites that will help us get through with our preparations and we really appreciate it because it helped us in many ways. We did not regret getting her as our officiant, we even think that our wedding ceremony was made special because of her. She has a charm, warm personality as an officiant. Thank you Diane! I didn't get the chance to say thank you enough!
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Jeff and Sarah
Wedding:
2/14/2013
4.5/5.0
We are truly grateful to have had Diane Stanley marry us. We had a private service on Valentines Day and she was great about working with our location and time. She allowed us a lot of freedom in designing the type of service we needed from her for our special day. One thing my husband mentioned was how comfortable she made him, on a day where nerves are running high, this is an added bonus. She was calm, spoke clearly and made it very special and sweet. We would recommend her to our closest friends.
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Teresa
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane is a true professional in her career. She truly treats it as an art form. My new husband and I were thoroughly impressed with Diane's knowledge. She is also a fun and caring person. We met with Diane before our wedding day to go over details on our short wedding ceremony and she was very flexible with meeting our needs and throwing out great suggestions of her own. She spoke as though she truly knew us and it all came together perfectly for our ceremony. We had wedding guests comment after the wedding that they wanted Diane to speak for their own events! She has a great compassion for being a marriage officiant and was very prompt on submitting our paperwork for our marriage license days after the wedding (which was on a Saturday.)
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane was a complete lifesaver. She came through for us last minute and was wonderful. Diane saved the day and I can't thank her enough.
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Christina
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
She is so lovely! We thought we only wanted to just get the papers signed but her words and vows and little ceremony was perfect and brought me to tears! Really a lovely woman and very kind!
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jen
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane was very professional as well as personal. We received numerous compliments on our ceremony and her service.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Diane was wonderful! She provided us with really helpful suggestions, was totally flexible with the decisions we made regarding the ceremony and followed them to the 'T', and took leadership during the rehearsal. We really enjoyed working with Diane and would recommend her to other couples as well!
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Brian
Wedding:
8/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane was just wonderful and she helped to make our wedding day more memorable. We are very grateful that Diane was our Officiant.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Diane was professional and timely in her communications with me as we discussed the details of the ceremony. She arrived early to the wedding site and went out of her way to accommodate our desired location, agreeing to hike down a path for 5 minutes on a hot, August afternoon. She made our wedding day special and memorable, and I would highly recommend her to any couple looking for a wedding celebrant.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
Diane followed our requested sequence in the ceremony without question. That was much appreciated. As we planned the ceremony, she was eager to provide ideas. Her "sand" mixture suggestion was a hit!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We would certainly recommend Ms. Stanley as a wedding officiant. My wife and I were touched by the sentiment and tone she set for the ceremony. It was sincere, elegant, succinct, and thoughtful. Her words about our wedding bands resonated with us as we both have caught each other looking at our rings and thinking of those moments under the trees with each other and our family and friends.

Ms. Stanley was also very accommodating and available. We could not have asked for a better celebrant.

We would happily recommend her to anyone who is searching for an easy to work with celebrant who will make a wedding day a loving and solemn event.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Diane officiated our May wedding and also ran our rehearsal the day before. She was a pleasure to work with! She was more than helpful in planning our ceremony and seemed very experienced. For both the rehearsal and the ceremony, she was very prompt and prepared. She had wonderful presentation and made everyone feel comfortable. I would highly recommend her!
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Sheri
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane did a fantastic job officiating our wedding. We got many compliments about the ceremony from our friends and family. Diane is a true professional.
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LaShawn
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane was a pleasure to work with.
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Amy
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Diane's services. The words she used in the ceremony were heartfelt and meaningful. Several of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful ceremony they've ever heard. She was also very flexible with the time and location of our rehearsal dinner. I would highly recommend Diane.
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Kristen
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Came to meet with us early, was fast with emails, no problems at all great service
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gbjammin
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane was the perfect person for our wedding. She was great. Our ceremony was beautiful and exactly what we wanted it to be. We recommend her wholeheartedly.
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Amir
Wedding:
1/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Diane was a true pleasure to work with and helped make our ceremony amazing! We definitely recommend her to anyone that wants to have a lasting and memorable, and AMAZING ceremony. She really helped my wife and I be very at ease with the process as well as reading a few really heartfelt, amazing passages/poems.

We highly recommend anyone that is getting married, to use her services, as she is the best officiant ever, and an even better person. There really is no other choice :)
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Stefanie
Wedding:
12/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was wonderful! Our wedding was two days before Christmas and she graciously came out to our home to marry us. Her ceremony is beautiful and my husband loved it too.
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Jen
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was the PERFECT officiant for us. We used her suggested selections with one or two very minor tweaks and added a reading of our own (the Velveteen Rabbit). She read everything with clearly and with her heart, our guests were crying... but in a good way :) My now-husband was little nervous and she helped him relax and enjoy the moment. Thank you Diane for making the ceremony absolutely perfect!!
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nicole
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was absolutely fabulous! Her words really added that special touch to our ceremony that we wanted. Our guests really enjoyed listening, and we recieved many compliments. She also was extrememly helpful when it came to selecting vows that would work for us, as well as a big help at the rehearsal dinner. Diane always made herself available when we needed her and we are so thankful that she was a part of our wedding!
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Sarah R
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Chris and I want to thank Diane for doing such an excellent job officiating our wedding ceremony. We couldn't have asked for a better, warmer, or more professional marriage celebrant to share our day with us. She did exactly what we wanted just beautifully and, despite having met me only once months ago, added exactly the right touches to the ceremony we'd created.

We're so glad we chose Diane to marry us. Please consider her as you look for someone to help celebrate your day! :)
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Shelli
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We felt that Diane did a great job officiating our wedding! She put everyone at ease, seemed very comfortable in her role, was on time, and responded to calls and emails promptly in the preparation phase. Our guests made comments that they liked her and felt that she did a great job.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Diane was great! She was extremely helpful in putting together our ceremony, and provided tons of examples we could look through for our sand ceremony and wedding vows. She was very responsive, and was there early on the day of to go through everything since we were not able to have a rehearsal. She even typed up the ceremony for me ahead of time so I could look it over! I would highly recommend Diane if you are looking for an officiant, she did an excellent job, and we can't think you enough for making our wedding day memorable! Thanks again Diane!
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afilkins
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I looked all over to find that special person to marry us on our wedding day...we found it when we called Diane. She did an amazing job for us and I would recommend her to anyone.
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Janelle
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.7/5.0
We actually asked our venue for a list of vendors and Diane was one of their preferred and then we saw some reviews on here and gave her a call. She did a very nice (and quick ceremony...it was raining on and off all day long and we wanted to make sure we had our ceremony outside...she made sure we got it all in before the rain) ceremony. She even read the Corinthians for us. I think another added touch was she knew our colors were purple and she had her shoes match, it was really nice of her to think of that. She was very professional and was easy to work with.
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Jikilin81
Wedding:
8/7/2011
4.7/5.0
Diane was a pleasure to work with. She incorporated everything I wanted into the ceremony; as we had a family ceremony to include our children and the sand ceremony.
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erica0420
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was recommended by our venue. We wanted a short and sweet ceremony, and Diane gave us examples of vows and readings she frequently incorporates into ceremonies, and went over them with us to make the changes we wanted. Diane added in a wedding winebox section for us, and although she was unfamiliar with the tradition before, the words she chose to share at that moment were perfect. We were very pleased with Diane, got a lot of compliments, and have already recommended her to our engaged friends.
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Meg
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.5/5.0
For only meeting with our officiant once, the ceremony went perfectly and in the blazing heat! We enjoyed every second!
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Kfreedman
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was an amazing officiant, she made the whole process really easy for us. My husband and I were working off of a really busy schedule and Diane was very helpful with everything and understanding with our time constraints!
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Erika
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.8/5.0
You know you have a great officiant when your wedding guests comment on how well she ran the ceremony. Diane is a very sweet, friendly, creative, and knowledgable woman. We liked her personality right off the bat. In addition, she was very affordable, and she used to be a wedding planner so we appreciated her extensive wedding advice beyond the ceremony. She had a lot of ideas to help us make the ceremony perfect for us. She is responsible and was on time for both the rehearsal and ceremony. She ran a tight rehearsal where we were able to run through everything multiple times and still finish early. The only thing that I found a little frustrating about Diane's services was that she wasn't very responsive with e-mail. There were times I had to e-mail her more than once about a particular question before receiving a response. I found that calling her was more effective. This issue, however, is not something that should deter anyone from hiring Diane as your officiant. We highly recommend her b/c she did such a great job with our ceremony!
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lxypeal
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
We had last minute changes to our wedding celebration and contacted Diane less than a month before the wedding. She responded right away and was professional and accomodating throughout the entire process. She met with us prior to our wedding day to go over the vows and even gave us information about what we needed to do to get our paperwork done at the courthouse. On the wedding day Diane showed up early and included my son in our wedding vows which brought tears to my eyes. Diane was absolutely fantastic!
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Angie
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was wonderful! We put together a very intimate wedding in just a couple days, and she was able to fit us in on very short notice, which was fantastic! We loved how sincere of a person she is (not fake or putting on a show at all, just a normal real person). Our vows were short like we wanted, but beautiful and heartfelt. We were very happy, of course, to be getting married, and she seemed genuinely happy to be marrying us! I would recommend her for sure!
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ldreist
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Diane was great! We changed around the whole ceremony a week before the wedding and she was totally flexible. She offered a template but it was completely up to us how much, if any we wanted to use. Our ceremony was very personal to us and she was totally supportive. We were worried that being married by someone that we didn't know personally would make it a little impersonal, but Diane really spent time with us and got to know us. She even wore a bee pin on her outfit to our Bee themed wedding. She was easy to talk to, punctual and personable. An overall great experience!
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natalie
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.8/5.0
Diane was great! The ceremony was lovely but a little short.
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Marlene
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane - It was a pleasure to have you officiate our marriage. You made it a very pleaseant event. Your calm and yet very professional attitude was appreciated. You made it an extremely relaxed ceremony. I felt very comfortable to repeat my vows after you have read them. The choice of readings was exceptional. It brought tears to my eyes. The ceremony was not rushed and you made us feel at ease. Thank you so much. I would not hesitate to recommend you.
Chris and Marlene Hedge
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bky041611
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was referred to us after our original officiant had to cancel due to medical reasons 3 days before our wedding. She took on our original officiant's ceremony and carried it out without fail. She was a true blessing and we would highly recommend her to any bride and groom looking for a meaningful and unforgettable ceremony.
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Heather
Wedding:
4/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Diane was excellent to work with and we are so happy we chose her to officiate our wedding and share our special day with us. She was so helpful every step of the way. We werent sure what words we wanted to use for our ceremony and Diane helped us to find the perfect wording and also allowed us to add a few extras we loved to personalize our ceremony. She was wonderful to work with and did a perfect job. I would highly recommed her to everyone I know!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING..... we loved Diane..... very easy to work with
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JustMarried
Wedding:
12/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was so wonderful. She suggested a venue in Herndon, and everything was perfect. We definitely recommend her services!
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marvin.m
Wedding:
12/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you so very much for your services! I will recommend you to my friends when their time comes.

Thanks
Marvin
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Gil
Wedding:
12/21/2010
4.9/5.0
Diane did a wondeful job, and Susy and I both felt that we were well treated as individuals. Diane offered helpful suggestions and ideas, and was sensitive to our needs and desires.
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Jen
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was great! She was on time, spoke eloquently and made eye contact with not just us but with our guest too. She made our guests feel included, which was important to us. I would highly recommend her!
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Daniel
Wedding:
12/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend her to anyone! She was recommended to me by my sister's friend who was also married by her. Diane was very understanding as to our needs and was willing to work with us since me and my now wife =) wanted to say our vows from memory. She said she'd step in just in case since we were both nervous and helped out a great deal. She's very professional and punctual which I love!

Her sweet gestures and kind words really made everyone feel like connected with our ceremony. She came out to my parent's house to perform the wedding and was more than gracious in understanding everything we did, wanted to have done etc. Her responses to emails were fast and to the point but still showed she cared and wanted to make our day very memorable and special. I couldn't have imagined a better celebrant to have performed our ceremony. Thank you so much Diane and believe if anyone ever asks me for an idea I'll be sure to mention you for the ceremony. Thanks again!
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Mike D
Wedding:
11/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Many guests were convinced that Diane Stanley must be a friend of many years standing... In fact, we were all new. Diane Stanley kindly tailored her ceremony to best fit our circumstances, was on schedule and truly contributed to our wonderful event.
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Allison
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was great! She has a sample script with wording if you need help creating your ceremony script, including some great readings. She was extremely flexible too - as we customed our ceremony script which worked out well. Our guests loved her!
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Alayna
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was a pleasure to work with. She met with my husband and I two times prior to our wedding day. Once for the original consultation and a second time for our much needed rehearsal since I had my three year old cousin as my flower girl. She helped us to write our own vows and suggested the sand ceremony that added a very nice touch to the ceremony. She was always pleasant to work with and helped to calm my husband down at the alter when his parents got lost trying to find the venue. I highly recommend her as she made our big day run smoothly.
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MH
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was wonderful to work with! She truly helped make our wedding day extra special! :-)
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane did a wonderful job. I was a little nervous because I did not meet with her before the rehearsal but after the rehearsal I was totally at ease. She suggested vows and a reading which were both wonderful. I got many compliments on what a beautiful ceremony we had.
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M
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Our planned Officiant was unable to perform at our wedding, so I quickly scrambled and researched for an alternate Officiant on WeddingWire.com. I contacted Diane after reading her reviews, and all the reviews are 100 % correct - Diane is perfect! I am so happy to have found her to be the Officiant for our wedding.

When we first met with Diane, she was incredibly nice, professional, and laid back, and I knew she was the perfect person for our wedding. As we worked with Diane throughout the wedding planning process, she was always very professional, prompt, and consistently nice. She suggested two beautiful readings for our wedding, and we chose “Hands”, a very touching reading that brought a tear to everyone’s eye when she read it.

Overall I am so thrilled to have found Diane. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to officiate our wedding, and I recommend her highly!
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bnc10
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for everything. Diane made the entire ceremony run smoothly. She was so very easy to work with and made me feel at ease right away.
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Karyn
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was perfect! We are so happy we found her for our wedding. She was always extremely easy to work with and responsive. The words she offered to say for the ceremony were exactly what we were looking for, but she was totally flexible to switch anything up we wanted her to. I would highly recommend Diane!
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Snguyen
Wedding:
8/30/2010
5.0/5.0
She was punctual, prepared, and lovely. Couldn't ask for better.
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Megan
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane is wonderful and I would highly recommend her for other marriage celebrations. She is very kind and helpful in walking the couple through ceremony. She is also very patient and punctual.
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Kristi
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.8/5.0
Diane was lovely to work with. We did get the impression she was a little nervous that day, but so were we! We loved it, it made the day and ceremony very human. She was very responsive, and did what we asked of her. She is a very kind officiant who is flexible with your needs. She also has a very nice "skeleton" ceremony from which to work from and personalize what you want. Thank you, Diane!!!
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dportloc
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.9/5.0
We couldn’t have asked for a better person to officiate our wedding. Diane was very professional, prompt with all e-mail inquiries, arrived at the venue early, and delivered a beautiful ceremony! She was so wonderful in fact; I feel bad writing this one bit of feedback regarding traveling costs. When we first met with Diane she told us her fee and that there was no additional travel cost to come to our venue. On the day of our wedding when my father went to pay and tip her, she told him there was a $30 travel fee. Since we didn’t sign a contract with her we couldn’t verify if there was an additional charge or not.

Regardless, Diane’s fee is so reasonable considering the wonderful service she provides. I highly recommend her for your wedding, just make sure to clarify and document if there are any traveling costs and if so, how much :)
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carlsonlm
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane Stanley was a fabulous Officiant. My fiance and I had a fairly nontraditional wedding and Diane had great ideas to help us make our ceremony our own. And she withstood the 100 degree heat on our mid July outdoor wedding. Thank you Diane!
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
The minute we met Diane Stanley, we knew she was the one to officiate our wedding. The stars aligned and we were destined to meet. Her personal attention to detail was so amazing. Her words were so endearing and so personal and so very heartfelt. I received so many compliments on how amazing the ceremony was because of Diane. Her ceremony ideas are specific to each occassion and she personalizes your ceremony. I would recommend her to anyone getting married because she is amazing!
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Kim
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was an absolutely fabulous wedding officiant! We have received numerous comments regarding how nice our ceremony was. She is very easy to work with and extremely personable. My new husband and I are very glad she could take part in our special day!!
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kcapton
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was absolutely wonderful. She made everything very simple and our day was perfect! She handled my frazzled brain very well and I thank her for that. I am now happily married to the love of my life and Diane made that possible!
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane officiated the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony for our marriage. We were really blown away by her personal touch and to incorporate our values into the ceremony. We had a non-denominational ceremony that was very touching. We would highly recommend Diane to officiate any ceremony.
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Joseph
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything went as well as we expected.
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xpebblesx_1999
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are both happy that we chose Diane Stanley to perform the ceremony. She was very professional and comfortable to work with. My husband and I did not want a religious ceremony and we were having a difficult time trying to find someone to perform the ceremony that would fit our needs and budget. That is when our cake designer Wanda suggested Diane Stanley to us. The day we met Diane we knew right then and there that our search was over and we could not have been any happier the day of the wedding. The ceremony was very intimate and she did a wonderful job. I was a bit nervous before the ceremony started and Diane talked to me and told me to take a deep breath and everything would be fine and it was. Thank you so much Diane and we would highly recommend you.
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Debbie
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane Stanley is wonderful and professional to work with. She is willing to work with you and delivers a style of her own. She is pleasant and everyone likes her.
Thank you Diane for making our dream wedding special.
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Mshannon
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane is a sweet very responsible profesional woman, she was absolutle flexible and on the exact time we requested her, it was an honor to have her marry us.
God bless her,
Rob and Marleny Shannon
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Laura
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was a pleasure to work with. She promply replied to my e-mail request, and met me to go over plans prior to our wedding. Her reading was beautiful, and her voice was well heard. Thank you for helping to make my ceremony special!
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EHT
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Diane was fantastic. Her ceremony and vows are truly heartfelt and simple. Many of our guests complimented the vows thinking we had written them ourselves. Diane has great delivery and was heard clearly by our guests. She was very responsive to e-mails and answered all of our questions. Thank you, Diane!
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jazzlady
Wedding:
1/5/2010
5.0/5.0
When Jim and I decided to get married, I had been divorced for 25 years. As the ceremony progressed and Jim began reciting his vows, I suddenly truly became aware of our family in attendance, Diane giving the vows, and Jim reciting them with such love in his voice and eyes. As my turn came, I suddenly felt very overwhelmed with the magnitude of having our loved ones here to share this special day with us, and I began to get teary. Diane was particularly helpful when I lost control of my emotions during the ceremony and was able to ease my tension and lighten the situation as Jim gave me a huge hug and kiss. Her comment, "It's not time for that yet!" It made all of us laugh and to this day, we have a good chuckle when we talk about our wedding day.

Diane was very professional, on time, and was very easy to talk with. I'd recommend her in a heart beat!
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Mara
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane was great - we highly recommend her!
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JennDestroy
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.8/5.0
Diane was very easy to work with and super flexible with our ceremony. We really enjoyed having her as part of our wedding day. I highly recommend her!
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stella1278
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane was really excellant to work with and she performed a wonderful ceremony. She spoke clearly and everyone could hear her really well. She also always replied to e-mails in a timely manner and was always friendly. If you are looking for a simple sweet short ceremony Diane already has one prepared. It was so easy. You also can't beat the price; since Diane is a state official she only charges the states fee of $50 and milage and then we gave her a tip. We definitely reccommend Diane as an officiant!
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Milasy
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane is great! She met with my husband and I before the wedding and she is fun but also takes her work very seriously. My husband and I are silly and goofy and we loved that Diane also was able to play along with her. My guests loved her also!
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firefly620
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane did an excellent job for our wedding ceremony. We knew we wanted a meaningful, but non-religious ceremony and because of our tight budget, we really needed the officiant to be affordable. Diane went way beyond my expectations. We made arrangements to meet only once a few months before the ceremony and I really got the impression that she enjoys her work and cares about the people she is marrying. She asked us questions about ourselves and how we met. She also provided a template of a typical service. I made several changes and emailed them back to her a few weeks before the wedding. The day of the wedding, she was there on time and was extremely professional. She held the materials in a nice leather notebook for reference, but it never sounded like she was reading them. We had a lovely ceremony and it was a pleasure to work with her.
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justmarried
Wedding:
9/9/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved her very much! She was very professional and friendly at the same time. We were both very comfortable with her. I highly recommend her.
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lseplow
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane was wonderful to work with and a fantastic addition to our wedding. My husband and I are different religions so we really wanted a nondenominational wedding ceremony that included traditions from both of our faiths. Diane was more than happy to accommodate our wishes. Diane was able to come to our rehearsal which was great because it allowed us to run through the ceremony so we knew exactly what to expect on the day of. At the wedding, the readings that Diane did were beautiful and all of our guests commented on what a nice ceremony it was. I would definitely recommend using her as your officiant.
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markandstacy
Wedding:
8/21/2009
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about Diane Stanley. We contacted her on short notice to conduct our service but she did not miss a bit with setting up the details and pulling off a great ceremony. Everyone commented on how nice the ceremony was. Coincidentally two of our wedding guests had also been joined together by Diane and we did not know until after the service. What a nice surprise. A true professional that added a lot to our day.
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Addy
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
We throughly enjoyed her being there. She patiently waited for the bride to arrive who was very late. We will definitely try to have her as a celebrant when we exchange vows again after 1 year.
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane was great to work with! She did both our ceremonies and she was wonderful. Diane, was very flexible with her ceremony and with her availability. I have already passed her name along to many of my friends who don't just want to be married in a court room. Diane costs were very reasonable and people are still talking about our ceremonies. I will continue telling people about Diane because she was amazing to work with and I want others to have an amazing ceremony like she provided us.
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane was wonderful! She came to our rehearsal to make sure everything was set up perfectly for our big day. Her suggested readings were perfect and the ceremony she performed was absolutely beautiful. All of the guests were in tears during the "Hands" reading...including me (the bride)! Diane was exactly who we were looking for to perform our ceremony. She was prepared, articulate, and genuine. We loved her! Thank you, Diane!!
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Rashortt
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane is a very warm and caring person and did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. She was very flexible with our requests. A very lovely lady!
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HappilyMarried
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.6/5.0
Not only did Diane provide organized and professional officiation for our wedding day, she took the time to meet with us before the wedding, calmly and patiently awaited even when we ran late, and gave us very helpful tips on the readings and details of the ceremony. She made it even more perfect!
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Palmer
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane was great. She performed the simple, intimate ceremony we wanted perfectly. She suggested several very pretty readings, that even after many, many weddings neither of us had heard, that fit our wedding very nicely. We highly recommend Diane!
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B&CEverett
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane was amazing! Her voice was loud and clear, and she was very well spoken. Her poems and vows were beautiful! I would definitely recommend her services!
Thanks for a beautiful wedding service Diane!
Love,
Brandi & Chris
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FOB&Wedding Planner
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane Stanley, Marriage Officiant worked with us to make a perfect ceremony! Even though were were having a a civil ceremony, we had several religions represented including Jewish, Protestant Christian, and Hispanic Catholic. We used some traditions from each, as well as the standard vows. Ms. Stalnley went with th eflow, was very professional, and made it a very enjoyable and respectful event. THANKS Dianne!
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Anar
Wedding:
3/14/2009
4.8/5.0
Diane was great. She helped us select a location and was very patient with us while we couldn't decide on specific time and place. The ceremony was short and sweet as we wanted. She did a great job and I recommend her to anyone who wants great service.
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Visnja
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane was absolutely wonderful. She is extremely professional and was on time. She listened to our wishes carefully and carried them out exactly. We are very happy to have chosen Diane for our wedding ceremony.
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Shannon
Wedding:
3/1/2009
4.6/5.0
Diane made our day wonderful...she was on time and very responsive. She was professional (even though I laughed through the entire ceremony) and she made our day very special. Her vows and readings were perfect and I got a lot of compliments on the ceremony.
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Bing
Wedding:
2/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Ms. Stanley is very professional and supportive. We are very happy to have her as our marriage officiant.
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kamprowski
Wedding:
2/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Diane Stanley is a God send. I called her with a short notice wedding (hey it was short notice for us too) and she was polite, accomodating, and so helpful. She sent me a copy of the script she uses and I liked it so much that I am thinking of having some of the words transcribed onto the walls of our new home.

I just can not say enough good things about Diane. After my childhood pastor couldn't make the trip I had zero expectations and frankly I didn't care who married us, but I know it turned out better because she was there. What a kind and friendly woman!!! She couldnt spend much time with us afterward, but we are grateful she said she would do it. My hard to please Grandparents (who are close friends with my childhood pastor) were especially impressed with her class and presentation. She handled everything like a pro.

SO PICK HER ALREADY!!!!!
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emihutch
Wedding:
12/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Diane Stanley was incredibly professional, easy to work with, and had a very sweet ceremony. We received lots of compliments on everything she said. It was a very sweet service and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a civil ceremony.
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Anne
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
Diane really helped me to decide my vows, I appreciate her flexibility.
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Cathy
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.9/5.0
Working with Mrs Stanley was a pleasure.She was very nice and made us feel at ease during this special time.
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Mini
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Diane was easy to work with. Easily contacted by phone and email. She knows exactly what she is doing, having done this hundreds of times. I believe she uses the same vows in all weddings (not sure) with some nice optional readings. Easily adapted to our change in venue during the wedding planning. Professional appearance and speaking voice. No worries. Highly recommended.
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NovaBride
Wedding:
2/2/2008
5.0/5.0
She's so good. Our guests asked where we found her, she was so memorable! Did a great job and would highly recommend.
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