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Kenneth C. Knapp

Fairfax , VA
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3522 Jean Street
Fairfax, VA 22030 US (map)

PHONE

571-218-5118
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ABOUT US

I am a resigned (ex) Catholic priest who worked as a parish priest in the interior of Brazil. I left the active ministry to marry and am licensed to perform weddings as an independent... Read more
I am a resigned (ex) Catholic priest who worked as a parish priest in the interior of Brazil. I left the active ministry to marry and am licensed to perform weddings as an independent minister in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. My ceremonies are of a general spiritual nature and inclusive so that everyone present will identify with the tone and message. I also work closely with each couple to tailor the ceremony so that they are completely comfortable with the final version. I have been officiating at weddings since 1989 and have performed over 700 weddings.

I have two one-hour meetings with each couple prior to the ceremony. The first meeting is a no obligation meeting to get to know each other and to see if their is a connection between us. The second meeting, if we continue to proceed, is held about two weeks prior to the wedding where we will finalize everything that will be said during the ceremony and walk through the logistics. This takes the place of me attending a rehearsal the night before. But I assure you that we will cover all the ceremony details in great detail. Then I officiate at your ceremony on your wedding day. My fee for these services is $500.

In choosing an Officiant for your wedding here are some important qualities to look for and which I believe I bring: 1. Someone with whom you intuitively feel a connection. 2. Someone who is flexible enough to work with you to tailor the ceremony so that you are completely comfortable with the final version. 3. Someone whose delivery and message will touch people’s hearts, be inclusive, and strike a balance between seriousness and celebration. 4. Someone who is interested in getting to know you as individuals, not just as a bride and groom, and who is willing to share his philosophy of life with you. 5. Someone who has experience, integrity and a sense of humor. The best way to get to know me is for us to meet in person. Just give me a call if you would like to do this. I usually meet on a weekday evening about 8:00 PM in Fairfax, VA. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
DC, MD, VA

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Melissa
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Knapp was absolutely wonderful!

Leading up to the big day the Groom suffered a leg injury that required several modifications to the ceremony and the preparation leading up to it. Reverend Knapp was more than happy to accommodate our requests, and even came to our house to handle the rehearsal, since the groom couldn't leave the house at the time.

A simple review is not enough to explain how great Reverend Knapp is, but suffice it to say that our day wouldn't have been the same without him.
Reverend Knapp was absolutely wonderful!

Leading up to the big day the Groom suffered a leg injury that required Read more...
Reverend Knapp was absolutely wonderful!

Leading up to the big day the Groom suffered a leg injury that required several modifications to the ceremony and the preparation leading up to it. Reverend Knapp was more than happy to accommodate our requests, and even came to our house to handle the rehearsal, since the groom couldn't leave the house at the time.

A simple review is not enough to explain how great Reverend Knapp is, but suffice it to say that our day wouldn't have been the same without him. Read less
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J
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.9/5.0
Ken Knapp was a great officiant. My husband and I wanted a ceremony that incorporated some religious elements, but was not overly religious. Ken Knapp created the perfect balance. Our ceremony was personal and appealed to both us and our guests. We particularly liked how Ken has a basic ceremony template that we could use or modify in anyway. He has a good sense of how long a ceremony should be to capture the sentiment one wants to create, but not lose the guests' attention.

Ken is very experienced in performing ceremonies, and he took care of all the details. He does not attend the rehearsal, but does a walk-through of the ceremony one-two weeks prior to the ceremony. At first, I was concerned about this, but it worked great! Doing the walk-through in advance allowed us to discuss questions and concerns well before the hustle and bustle of the wedding weekend.

We were very pleased with Ken, and highly recommend him.
Ken Knapp was a great officiant. My husband and I wanted a ceremony that incorporated some religious elements, but was not Read more...
Ken Knapp was a great officiant. My husband and I wanted a ceremony that incorporated some religious elements, but was not overly religious. Ken Knapp created the perfect balance. Our ceremony was personal and appealed to both us and our guests. We particularly liked how Ken has a basic ceremony template that we could use or modify in anyway. He has a good sense of how long a ceremony should be to capture the sentiment one wants to create, but not lose the guests' attention.

Ken is very experienced in performing ceremonies, and he took care of all the details. He does not attend the rehearsal, but does a walk-through of the ceremony one-two weeks prior to the ceremony. At first, I was concerned about this, but it worked great! Doing the walk-through in advance allowed us to discuss questions and concerns well before the hustle and bustle of the wedding weekend.

We were very pleased with Ken, and highly recommend him. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Ken made my fiancee (now husband!) and I feel at ease immediately. He was so easy to talk to at each of our meetings and we really enjoyed the conversations we had! He made our ceremony personal and intimate. Our family and friends all commented on how touched they felt by the ceremony. Ken hung around during the cocktail hour and our guests loved getting to meet and speak with him! We can't say enough good things about Ken! He comes highly recommended!
Ken made my fiancee (now husband!) and I feel at ease immediately. He was so easy to talk to at each of our meetings and Read more...
Ken made my fiancee (now husband!) and I feel at ease immediately. He was so easy to talk to at each of our meetings and we really enjoyed the conversations we had! He made our ceremony personal and intimate. Our family and friends all commented on how touched they felt by the ceremony. Ken hung around during the cocktail hour and our guests loved getting to meet and speak with him! We can't say enough good things about Ken! He comes highly recommended! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Ken did such a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony! He is incredibly friendly, accommodating and flexible. My husband and I clicked with Ken right from the start--he is so easy to talk to and you feel as though you've known him for years even just after meeting him! My husband and I are spiritual but not super religious, and I feel like Ken totally understood where we were coming from and what kind of ceremony we wanted. He gave us great suggestions for personalizing our ceremony and met with us twice before the wedding day to go over all the details. His words on the wedding day were beautiful and many guests were commenting on what a wonderful ceremony we had! Thank you, Ken!
Ken did such a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony! He is incredibly friendly, accommodating and flexible. My husband Read more...
Ken did such a fantastic job with our wedding ceremony! He is incredibly friendly, accommodating and flexible. My husband and I clicked with Ken right from the start--he is so easy to talk to and you feel as though you've known him for years even just after meeting him! My husband and I are spiritual but not super religious, and I feel like Ken totally understood where we were coming from and what kind of ceremony we wanted. He gave us great suggestions for personalizing our ceremony and met with us twice before the wedding day to go over all the details. His words on the wedding day were beautiful and many guests were commenting on what a wonderful ceremony we had! Thank you, Ken! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I hired Ken to perform my recent wedding and received many compliments on what a great job he had done on the ceremony. Although my husband and I attend church, it was much easier and less costly to use Ken instead of a priest from our church.

We met with Ken twice before the wedding, and he provided a very meaningful ceremony. I would definitely recommend him!
I hired Ken to perform my recent wedding and received many compliments on what a great job he had done on the ceremony. Read more...
I hired Ken to perform my recent wedding and received many compliments on what a great job he had done on the ceremony. Although my husband and I attend church, it was much easier and less costly to use Ken instead of a priest from our church.

We met with Ken twice before the wedding, and he provided a very meaningful ceremony. I would definitely recommend him! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Father Kenneth officiated our wedding this past Saturday and it was truly wonderful. He took the time to get to know us before the wedding and made sure we "clicked" before agreeing to officiate, which I think was important to ensuring that the ceremony felt personal and authentic. He is a very nice man, very flexible and extremely easy to work with. We really enjoyed getting to know him and are so happy he was our officiant on our special day.
Father Kenneth officiated our wedding this past Saturday and it was truly wonderful. He took the time to get to know us Read more...
Father Kenneth officiated our wedding this past Saturday and it was truly wonderful. He took the time to get to know us before the wedding and made sure we "clicked" before agreeing to officiate, which I think was important to ensuring that the ceremony felt personal and authentic. He is a very nice man, very flexible and extremely easy to work with. We really enjoyed getting to know him and are so happy he was our officiant on our special day. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Ken was awesome!! He provided tons of guidance and advice for us. We had no idea what to expect but he helped us make our ceremony our own. He was very responsive during our planning process. We received many compliments about our ceremony.
Ken was awesome!! He provided tons of guidance and advice for us. We had no idea what to expect but he helped us make our Read more...
Ken was awesome!! He provided tons of guidance and advice for us. We had no idea what to expect but he helped us make our ceremony our own. He was very responsive during our planning process. We received many compliments about our ceremony. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Knapp was a pleasure to work with. He was exactly what my husband and I needed. We wanted a simple, catholic infused wedding ceremony and he was able to offer us just that. It flowed beautifully! He even gave us a blessing over dinner. Rev Knapp is experienced, professional and accommodating. I would highly recommend him to any of our friends.
Rev Knapp was a pleasure to work with. He was exactly what my husband and I needed. We wanted a simple, catholic infused Read more...
Rev Knapp was a pleasure to work with. He was exactly what my husband and I needed. We wanted a simple, catholic infused wedding ceremony and he was able to offer us just that. It flowed beautifully! He even gave us a blessing over dinner. Rev Knapp is experienced, professional and accommodating. I would highly recommend him to any of our friends. Read less
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Meghann
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Our officiant was GREAT! It was important to us to have someone marry us that was special... and Kenneth is special. We met with two officiants and as soon as we sat down and talked with Kenneth for 2 minutes - I knew he would be the one to marry us. His words were so heartfelt and charming. I didn't want a 5 minute ceremony and I didn't want an hour long ceremony. I wanted it to be intimate and romantic. Kenneth did just that. EVERYONE at the wedding commented on how sweet his words were and everyone kept saying they felt like he really knew my husband and me as a couple. He made our day all the more special and we will always cherish it. Our photographer even asked for his contact information because she said it was one of the best weddings she had been to! :)
Our officiant was GREAT! It was important to us to have someone marry us that was special... and Kenneth is special. We Read more...
Our officiant was GREAT! It was important to us to have someone marry us that was special... and Kenneth is special. We met with two officiants and as soon as we sat down and talked with Kenneth for 2 minutes - I knew he would be the one to marry us. His words were so heartfelt and charming. I didn't want a 5 minute ceremony and I didn't want an hour long ceremony. I wanted it to be intimate and romantic. Kenneth did just that. EVERYONE at the wedding commented on how sweet his words were and everyone kept saying they felt like he really knew my husband and me as a couple. He made our day all the more special and we will always cherish it. Our photographer even asked for his contact information because she said it was one of the best weddings she had been to! :) Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Ken was tremendous. His energy, compassion and enthusiasm made our ceremony so touching and memorable. He took time to get to know both of us and ensured that our personalities and beliefs were reflected in the ceremony. He helped us choose readings, prayers, and vows that best suited us and that resonated with our parents, families, and friends. His style during the ceremony itself struck just the right balance of solemnity and infectious happiness that fit us perfectly. He also was kind enough to have his final meeting with us several weeks earlier than normal, since we were both traveling for work in the weeks prior to the wedding. We really appreciated his flexibility, even though he was packed with weddings that month. We highly recommend him to anyone!
Ken was tremendous. His energy, compassion and enthusiasm made our ceremony so touching and memorable. He took time to get Read more...
Ken was tremendous. His energy, compassion and enthusiasm made our ceremony so touching and memorable. He took time to get to know both of us and ensured that our personalities and beliefs were reflected in the ceremony. He helped us choose readings, prayers, and vows that best suited us and that resonated with our parents, families, and friends. His style during the ceremony itself struck just the right balance of solemnity and infectious happiness that fit us perfectly. He also was kind enough to have his final meeting with us several weeks earlier than normal, since we were both traveling for work in the weeks prior to the wedding. We really appreciated his flexibility, even though he was packed with weddings that month. We highly recommend him to anyone! Read less
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