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Diane Stanley, Marriage Officiant

Herndon , VA
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Herndon, VA 20170 US (map)

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703-435-3274
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ABOUT US

Marriage Officiant- Authorized to perform marriages in Virginia and Maryland
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 and Maryland
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 2700 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 destination weddings

Available 7 days a week

On the preferred list of several area wedding sites.

Also available for rehearsals, vendor selection and planning

"I Love What I Do"

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

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.

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Megan
Wedding:
10/21/2016
5.0/5.0
I am very pleased with Diane and her service. She was very responsive during the planning and she provided the perfect tone for our ceremony. It was short, sweet, and a with a few touches of humor. Thank you!
I am very pleased with Diane and her service. She was very responsive during the planning and she provided the perfect Read more...
I am very pleased with Diane and her service. She was very responsive during the planning and she provided the perfect tone for our ceremony. It was short, sweet, and a with a few touches of humor. Thank you! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/1/2016
4.9/5.0
We are so happy that we decided to use Diane as our wedding officiant! She's the perfect choice for couples who want a shorter ceremony but still want something that feels personal. We ended up using her basic ceremony script but added some of our own language and readings, and she provided helpful guidance in terms of how to structure everything so it flowed well. On the wedding day she arrived early, was very organized, and did a great job delivering our ceremony script. My husband was a little nervous, and Diane picked up on this and cracked a few jokes to lighten the mood, which was perfect for us. Many of our guests commented on how nice the ceremony was. We also had Diane attend our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding, and we were so glad we did. She is really such a nice person and she has some great stories, and we and our families loved getting to know her better. We would highly recommend Diane to other couples!
We are so happy that we decided to use Diane as our wedding officiant! She's the perfect choice for couples who want a Read more...
We are so happy that we decided to use Diane as our wedding officiant! She's the perfect choice for couples who want a shorter ceremony but still want something that feels personal. We ended up using her basic ceremony script but added some of our own language and readings, and she provided helpful guidance in terms of how to structure everything so it flowed well. On the wedding day she arrived early, was very organized, and did a great job delivering our ceremony script. My husband was a little nervous, and Diane picked up on this and cracked a few jokes to lighten the mood, which was perfect for us. Many of our guests commented on how nice the ceremony was. We also had Diane attend our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding, and we were so glad we did. She is really such a nice person and she has some great stories, and we and our families loved getting to know her better. We would highly recommend Diane to other couples! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Having presided over 2700 + weddings, she is an expert! Diane was perfect for our non-religious ceremony - She offered wonderful reading options and is totally open to adding a reader, etc. Diane was easy to work with, prompt, and I had complete faith in her. Her experience is unmatched and her pricing is ridiculously reasonable! She is wonderful and made our short ceremony sweet and memorable!
Having presided over 2700 + weddings, she is an expert! Diane was perfect for our non-religious ceremony - She offered Read more...
Having presided over 2700 + weddings, she is an expert! Diane was perfect for our non-religious ceremony - She offered wonderful reading options and is totally open to adding a reader, etc. Diane was easy to work with, prompt, and I had complete faith in her. Her experience is unmatched and her pricing is ridiculously reasonable! She is wonderful and made our short ceremony sweet and memorable! Read less
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Diane Stanley, Marriage Officiant responded with the following comments:

Kristen, thank you so much for the nice words. It was a pleasure to be part of your wedding. You, Jason and your family made me feel like a family member,
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Teresa
Wedding:
6/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Diane is amazing! We had to find someone on very short notice (4 to 6 weeks I believe it was), and on a limited budget. Diane fit us right into her schedule, and was so unbelievably reasonably priced, especially compared to others in the same region. She performed a beautiful service, and had MANY wonderful vow add-on options to choose from. She fit us personally to a "T," even improvising some great humor into the service, which we appreciated being two people who value quick wit very much. Her delivery of our vows was just great, perfect timing and everything. We would recommend Diane to anyone looking for an officiant in the MD/DC/NOVA region! She is super responsive and truly just a pleasure to work with. - Teresa & Shannon Miller (Married - June 12, 2016)
Diane is amazing! We had to find someone on very short notice (4 to 6 weeks I believe it was), and on a limited budget. Read more...
Diane is amazing! We had to find someone on very short notice (4 to 6 weeks I believe it was), and on a limited budget. Diane fit us right into her schedule, and was so unbelievably reasonably priced, especially compared to others in the same region. She performed a beautiful service, and had MANY wonderful vow add-on options to choose from. She fit us personally to a "T," even improvising some great humor into the service, which we appreciated being two people who value quick wit very much. Her delivery of our vows was just great, perfect timing and everything. We would recommend Diane to anyone looking for an officiant in the MD/DC/NOVA region! She is super responsive and truly just a pleasure to work with. - Teresa & Shannon Miller (Married - June 12, 2016) Read less
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Diane Stanley, Marriage Officiant responded with the following comments:

Teresa & Shannon
Thank you so much for the review. It was a pleasure to be part of your wedding
Diane
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Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
We found Diane a bit late in the game after we did some research and found that VA has some pretty strict laws as to who can marry you. My husband is Jewish and I'm Catholic, so we wanted to honor both of our upbringings while maintaining an overall non-spiritual-specific vibe. Diane sent me some great reading ideas and a wonderful ceremony that hit exactly the right tone that we were looking for. She also was flexible the day of in that our ceremony site changed due to rain. For the actual ceremony itself she adjusted well to my husband and my energies (which was very goofy happy) and made a joke in the middle of the ceremony that was really playful but didn't lose the serious tone of the moment. Glad we went with her!
We found Diane a bit late in the game after we did some research and found that VA has some pretty strict laws as to who Read more...
We found Diane a bit late in the game after we did some research and found that VA has some pretty strict laws as to who can marry you. My husband is Jewish and I'm Catholic, so we wanted to honor both of our upbringings while maintaining an overall non-spiritual-specific vibe. Diane sent me some great reading ideas and a wonderful ceremony that hit exactly the right tone that we were looking for. She also was flexible the day of in that our ceremony site changed due to rain. For the actual ceremony itself she adjusted well to my husband and my energies (which was very goofy happy) and made a joke in the middle of the ceremony that was really playful but didn't lose the serious tone of the moment. Glad we went with her! Read less
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Martha
Wedding:
11/6/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband I were looking for an officiant that would allow us to semi-customize our ceremony, but would also help us with maintaining some traditional (but not religious) elements, and Diane was the perfect fit. She met with us to go over a few options, as well as provided a nice selection of potential ceremonies. On the day of our wedding, she showed up well before the ceremony to take care of all the paperwork, and her delivery of our ceremony was exactly what we wanted: thoughtful, heartfelt and genuine. Diane was a great officiant and we highly recommend her.
My husband I were looking for an officiant that would allow us to semi-customize our ceremony, but would also help us with Read more...
My husband I were looking for an officiant that would allow us to semi-customize our ceremony, but would also help us with maintaining some traditional (but not religious) elements, and Diane was the perfect fit. She met with us to go over a few options, as well as provided a nice selection of potential ceremonies. On the day of our wedding, she showed up well before the ceremony to take care of all the paperwork, and her delivery of our ceremony was exactly what we wanted: thoughtful, heartfelt and genuine. Diane was a great officiant and we highly recommend her. Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I booked Diane Stanley for our wedding on 10/3/15 after our original officiant passed away. From the moment we met Diane, we knew that was who we wanted to marry us. She has a wonderful presence about her and is a beautiful speaker. Many people (including ones who were already married) told us that our ceremony was one of the most touching and thoughtful they had ever been too, and we know a lot of that was thanks to Diane. Her flow and order for everything was incredible, and she gave us a lot of great ideas. She is genuine and warm and I am so thankful given the sudden turn of events, that we were able to find her and have her be available on such short notice.
My husband and I booked Diane Stanley for our wedding on 10/3/15 after our original officiant passed away. From the moment Read more...
My husband and I booked Diane Stanley for our wedding on 10/3/15 after our original officiant passed away. From the moment we met Diane, we knew that was who we wanted to marry us. She has a wonderful presence about her and is a beautiful speaker. Many people (including ones who were already married) told us that our ceremony was one of the most touching and thoughtful they had ever been too, and we know a lot of that was thanks to Diane. Her flow and order for everything was incredible, and she gave us a lot of great ideas. She is genuine and warm and I am so thankful given the sudden turn of events, that we were able to find her and have her be available on such short notice. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We needed an officiant for an outdoor wedding and found Diane through the website. She was easy to work with. She provided sample readings which didn't end up being used but it was nice to have the selection. She arrived early and made the bride and groom at ease. The wedding was a little delayed but we knew Diane was flexible so it worked out. Would definitely recommend using Diane's services!
We needed an officiant for an outdoor wedding and found Diane through the website. She was easy to work with. She provided Read more...
We needed an officiant for an outdoor wedding and found Diane through the website. She was easy to work with. She provided sample readings which didn't end up being used but it was nice to have the selection. She arrived early and made the bride and groom at ease. The wedding was a little delayed but we knew Diane was flexible so it worked out. Would definitely recommend using Diane's services! Read less
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Wedding 9/5/15
Wedding:
9/5/2015
4.9/5.0
Diane was great! Very friendly and nice. She attended the rehearsal for the same fee as the ceremony and provided us with many ideas for our ceremony. She had great readings to choose from.
Diane was great! Very friendly and nice. She attended the rehearsal for the same fee as the ceremony and provided us with Read more...
Diane was great! Very friendly and nice. She attended the rehearsal for the same fee as the ceremony and provided us with many ideas for our ceremony. She had great readings to choose from. Read less
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Grace
Wedding:
8/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We contacted Diane to do our marriage on short notice - we were getting married for legal and admin purposes but were holding a ceremonial event a month later. Diane was responsive and got back to us right away, she offered several different evenings when she could come to our home to officiate and brought a brief ceremony to us. We were married in our kitchen! She was professional, cheerful and entirely lovely to have. Her comments were warm and thoughtful. We very much appreciated having her as our officiant.
We contacted Diane to do our marriage on short notice - we were getting married for legal and admin purposes but were Read more...
We contacted Diane to do our marriage on short notice - we were getting married for legal and admin purposes but were holding a ceremonial event a month later. Diane was responsive and got back to us right away, she offered several different evenings when she could come to our home to officiate and brought a brief ceremony to us. We were married in our kitchen! She was professional, cheerful and entirely lovely to have. Her comments were warm and thoughtful. We very much appreciated having her as our officiant. Read less
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