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Interfaith Weddings

Silver Spring , MD
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3340 Gleneagles DR #2D
Silver Spring, MD US 20906 (map)

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301-538-2001

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ABOUT US

I perform interfaith and humanist weddings, encouraging the couple to have an active part in fashioning the ceremony. We try to meet at least twice.There is no cost or obligation for the... Read more
I perform interfaith and humanist weddings, encouraging the couple to have an active part in fashioning the ceremony. We try to meet at least twice.There is no cost or obligation for the first meeting. I have a Master's in Pastoral counseling and I am certified as a marriage counselor. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely. In fact, most of my weddings are at non-religious sites.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
I am completely flexible. I strongly believe that it is the bride and groom's wedding and not mine.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes.It frequently happens in my wedding ceremonies.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes, I have a 15 page booklet that the couple can choose from.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I do some light counseling in the course of two meetings. I do have a Master's degree in counseling and am certified to do pre-marital counseling so that more extended counseling, which is optional can be provided.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, I do perform rehearsals.

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Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gaffney was a fantastic officiant for our ceremony on 10/19/13. We especially enjoyed the two meetings that we had with Rev. Gaffney leading up to our wedding day. He really takes the time to get to know you as a couple and works with you to make sure you understand the importance of communication and love. Rev. Gaffney really gives you the opportunity to build and personalize your own ceremony. We truly enjoyed selecting the readings and prayers and it made our ceremony feel special and completely unique. He was also very responsive and flexible, especially when our wedding plans changed last minute!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Rev. Gaffney officiated our wedding ceremony about 2 weeks ago and also provided a bit of premarital counseling. My husband and I felt comfortable with him from the start and the more we got to know him, the more we knew he would be the perfect person to marry us. We had a beautiful bi-lingual ceremony ceremony with the help of Rev. Gaffney and our interpreter. The only reason he did not get a 5/5 is because he was late for the ceremony (which may have been due to the huge traffic jam, but still) and because he prepared an unexpected (yet beautiful) speech which our translator was unprepared to translate to my fiance's family. Overall, I would suggest Rev. Gaffney because he has beautiful rhetoric and really knows how to make everybody feel comfortable on the potentially most stressful day of your life!
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Colleen
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.2/5.0
Rev. Gaffney married us on April 28th, 2012 in Arlington, VA. He is one of the sweetest people on this planet and felt like he could be family. He is very open minded and had the perfect demeanor for what we wanted in our wedding ceremony. He seemed genuinely interested and happy for my now-husband and I, and during the 2 pre-wedding sessions we had before the big day, he really learned a lot about our relationship, our families, and what we wanted our future together to hold. It was wonderful to meet Rev. Gaffney and I would definitely recommend him.
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Kevin
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gaffney did a great job for us on our big day. He has a very interesting history, and he definately "got us". He provides lots of material to help you design your own ceremony and we used a lot of it yet he is very flexible and lets you put you own personality into it. We had a couple of sessions which was very helpful for us to get to know each other. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful venue which inpired him to add a little of his own touch and it was a very nice touch. It turned out that he had also married some friends of ours. It is a small and wonderful wolrd. We highly recommend Rev. Gaffney and could not have been happier with his work.
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Tammy
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Gaffney is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very kind and patient. He provided us information so that we can create our own special ceremony -- he assured us that our wedding day was all about us and it was. I highly recommend Rev. Gaffney.
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beth76ny
Wedding:
10/24/2008
4.8/5.0
Rev. John was a wonderful officiant for our wedding ceremony! He met with us twice prior to our wedding to discuss our needs, plan for and create a personal ceremony, and even offered information for healthy marriages. He is bi-lingual in English and Spanish, and did both for our wedding. He was very warm and genuine, and did an excellent job!
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hhaines
Wedding:
10/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Reverend Gaffney was absolutely amazing to work with. We not only had him offiate our wedding, but also attended counseling sessions with him, as well. We found him to be extremely thoughtful, compassionate, and very wise.

Both my now-husband and I were actually sad when our sessions with Rev. Gaffney ended.

He's a fabulous reverend and an amazing human being.
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Chels
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.7/5.0
Reverend John Gaffney did a beautiful job with our ceremony. Although, he did get confused when we arranged ourselves according to Jewish tradition (the bride’s family was on the right) and kept looking at the father-of-the-groom when he was referring to the father-of-the-bride (plus he called my dad by the wrong name). However, it made for some very funny stories and it really was no big deal at all. Overall, we were very happy that we asked Reverend Gaffney to preside over our wedding.
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Molly
Wedding:
7/3/2008
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Rev. Gaffney. He responded to our questions promptly (even while he was vacationing in Mexico!), and took our frequent changes to our ceremony in stride. The workbook he provided as a jumping-off point to creating a unique and personal ceremony was extremely helpful, and his open-mindedness allowed us to create vows that were truly meaningful to us as a couple.
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Michelle1981
Wedding:
10/6/2007
4.4/5.0
Reverand John did a great job. He forgot my name once during the ceremony, but it was not such a big deal. He is a personable, sincere, warm man. Most of all, he is very flexible.
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