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Services of Distinction

Baltimore , MD

LOCATION

Baltimore, MD US 21214 (map)

PHONE

443-844-1573

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ABOUT US

Why do I do this? Well, besides being a wife and a mother, I find there is no greater joy for me than to share in a couple's most special day. Whether it's before the world or simply... Read more
Why do I do this? Well, besides being a wife and a mother, I find there is no greater joy for me than to share in a couple's most special day. Whether it's before the world or simply between themselves, there is no greater gift than to witness the love when two people become one!

I am honored to serve the Mid-Atlantic and Greater Chesapeake region (and beyond!) and its need for unique, time-sensitive & cost-effective weddings with a special,caring touch. More than 17 years ordained & privileged to provide memorable, distinctive services to mark your special day. No counseling required.

Incorporating all wedding traditions at your chosen location I've officiated at hospitals, aboard yachts, at parks, in city settings, churches, private homes, waterfront piers, reception sites, chapels, even aboard an airplane! I am pleased to provide a ceremony that respects and incorporates ANY faith. Intercultural, interfaith,non-denominational, civil ceremonies and I welcome celebrating Blended Families. I gladly officiate same sex weddings and I eagerly support all organizations working towards Marriage Equality for all people! Every ceremony is customized to suit YOUR needs for your special day.

In some jurisdictions, I am able to serve as a proxy for your marriage application thereby shortening your stay in the locale while waiting for your license to become available. Ask me how! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, as long as proper permits are in order.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I typically wear a black judicial robe and often accompany that with a colored clergy stole. I have many! I can likely coordinate to match your wedding colors.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Most certainly. In general, I am agreeable to most any form of ceremony, but I AM a Christian and there are some forms of ceremony that I am not comfortable with nor qualified to perform (i.e. Jehovah?s Witness and Wiccan rites). I will work with you to find beautiful wording that will help you recognize and perform any unfamiliar elements to me.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
There are no obligations on earth sweeter or more tender than those you are about to assume. There are no vows more solemn than those you are about to make. Your vows are the words and promises of your hearts, NOT mine. I will gladly assist you with writing vows meaningful to both of you or leave it up to you to take care of. The choice is yours. I only ask that I am provided a copy of the vows so that I may ?prompt? you during the ceremony if needed. I will not make changes to them at all without your consent.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have literally THOUSANDS of selections to choose from and of course you can provide your own. No readings are compulsory, however.
How long are your ceremonies?
On average, most of the ceremonies I tend to perform last about 12-15 minutes. Of course, this all depends on the elements the bridal couple chooses to include, the processional, the bridal party, etc.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No. A marriage is the solemnization of a legal contract. I have been doing this for more than 13 years now and I find that most adults that seek me out have it in mind what they are capable of within the realms of their adult relationship. I can help you find someone that will help you determine where you are both going. I find that I am qualified to advise only on my own life and those of my children.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, of course. There are time and travel fees involved if the site is more than 25 miles from my home. In most cases, you will NOT need me to rehearse with you if you have a wedding coordinator. I will provide you with a copy of the ceremony and order of service from which you can arrange the walk, etc.
Do you supply a sound system?
I do not, but can offer one for rental at $225. Often your DJ or the ceremony venue will have amplification that works out very well. Be sure to check and see if it is included in your contract. I DO recommend that you check into one if you are having an outdoor ceremony--especially if it is near water.

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Todd
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Rev. Kirsten we were able to have the simple and private wedding we always wanted! Rev. Kirsten fully explained the requirements for obtaining our marriage license through the Application Via Proxy Service and even recommended the perfect location to exchange our vows. My husband and I immediately felt at ease with Rev. Kirsten and feel very fortunate to have had our wedding officiated by her. We would both highly recommend Rev. Kirsten and sincerely appreciate all of her assistance with our wedding!
Thanks to Rev. Kirsten we were able to have the simple and private wedding we always wanted! Rev. Kirsten fully explained Read more...
Thanks to Rev. Kirsten we were able to have the simple and private wedding we always wanted! Rev. Kirsten fully explained the requirements for obtaining our marriage license through the Application Via Proxy Service and even recommended the perfect location to exchange our vows. My husband and I immediately felt at ease with Rev. Kirsten and feel very fortunate to have had our wedding officiated by her. We would both highly recommend Rev. Kirsten and sincerely appreciate all of her assistance with our wedding! Read less
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What a lovely day for the perfect couple! I am so happy I could share the BIG day with you and make it special for you both.
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Theresa
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not have wished for a better service and Officiant for our special day. Many of our guests complemented our services and vows as being the nicest part of the wedding day. Her voice and tone were very pleasing and she was able to hold the attention of the guests.
We could not have wished for a better service and Officiant for our special day. Many of our guests complemented our Read more...
We could not have wished for a better service and Officiant for our special day. Many of our guests complemented our services and vows as being the nicest part of the wedding day. Her voice and tone were very pleasing and she was able to hold the attention of the guests. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Despite the rain, there was nothing but sunshine and happiness for your BIG celebration! Thanks for asking me to be a part of the special day for you and Donny. I am honored to have been asked!
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Warren
Wedding:
9/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten did an outstanding job putting together a civil, non-religious ceremony for us on short notice. My husband and I are not religious people and our ceremony by Rev. Kirsten was everything we could have asked for.
Rev. Kirsten did an outstanding job putting together a civil, non-religious ceremony for us on short notice. My husband Read more...
Rev. Kirsten did an outstanding job putting together a civil, non-religious ceremony for us on short notice. My husband and I are not religious people and our ceremony by Rev. Kirsten was everything we could have asked for. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

So glad to have been there with you both and I am happy it was what you wanted. Peace and blessings to you both....
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Was attentive to our desires and even provided several helpful recommendations to our ceremony. We enjoyed her personalization to our ceremony.
Was attentive to our desires and even provided several helpful recommendations to our ceremony. We enjoyed her Read more...
Was attentive to our desires and even provided several helpful recommendations to our ceremony. We enjoyed her personalization to our ceremony. Read less
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From the photos, you'd never know the weather was a total bust! What spectacular shots you got...and I am so glad I was there to share and witness it all with you and Brian. Thank you for asking me to be a part of the celebration. I am honored!
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Carrie
Wedding:
8/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was terrific! After receiving the required documentation for an Application by Proxy, she submitted the application the very next day! Moreover, her attentiveness put us at ease, ensuring that a potentially stressful process was instead a day we'll never forget. I would definitely recommend Services of Distinction to other same-sex couples seeking to obtain their marriage licenses in the District of Columbia.
Rev. Kirsten was terrific! After receiving the required documentation for an Application by Proxy, she submitted the Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was terrific! After receiving the required documentation for an Application by Proxy, she submitted the application the very next day! Moreover, her attentiveness put us at ease, ensuring that a potentially stressful process was instead a day we'll never forget. I would definitely recommend Services of Distinction to other same-sex couples seeking to obtain their marriage licenses in the District of Columbia. Read less
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Raytasha
Wedding:
8/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev Kirsten was amazing and provided us with quick responses, and professional service. She helped take a weight off of our shoulders as my wife and I had to travel from Florida to D.C. , so that we could be married. Highly recommend her services!
Rev Kirsten was amazing and provided us with quick responses, and professional service. She helped take a weight off of Read more...
Rev Kirsten was amazing and provided us with quick responses, and professional service. She helped take a weight off of our shoulders as my wife and I had to travel from Florida to D.C. , so that we could be married. Highly recommend her services! Read less
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Brad & Eli
Wedding:
8/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Westbrook made our day absolutely perfect. It felt as if she knew us both personally which made the ceremony a wonderful and comfortable experience. She was very patient and responsive to any questions we had.

The way the ceremony was conducted was very nice, and memorable. We are glad to have had you be apart of our big day, and would really like to thank you again for everything you've done.

-Brad & Eli
Mrs. Westbrook made our day absolutely perfect. It felt as if she knew us both personally which made the ceremony a Read more...
Mrs. Westbrook made our day absolutely perfect. It felt as if she knew us both personally which made the ceremony a wonderful and comfortable experience. She was very patient and responsive to any questions we had.

The way the ceremony was conducted was very nice, and memorable. We are glad to have had you be apart of our big day, and would really like to thank you again for everything you've done.

-Brad & Eli Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

What a beautiful day that was! Thank YOU both for asking me to share it with you and your family. It was MY honor to be a part of the special day for you all. Peace and blessings to you both!
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Kyrie
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not explain how amazing Rev. Kristen is!! She is so sweet and so personable. If we got married five hundred times over I would ask her to be the officiant every time. She's always quick to respond and even took the time to talk with us after about awsome places to visit around D.C. My wife and I will cherish the moment she gave us for a life time! Thank you for everything Rev. Kristen.
I can not explain how amazing Rev. Kristen is!! She is so sweet and so personable. If we got married five hundred times Read more...
I can not explain how amazing Rev. Kristen is!! She is so sweet and so personable. If we got married five hundred times over I would ask her to be the officiant every time. She's always quick to respond and even took the time to talk with us after about awsome places to visit around D.C. My wife and I will cherish the moment she gave us for a life time! Thank you for everything Rev. Kristen. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was wonderful. We had a pretty short time frame to work with and she jumped right on it and got everything arranged. She is kind, professional, and efficient.
Rev. Kirsten was wonderful. We had a pretty short time frame to work with and she jumped right on it and got everything Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was wonderful. We had a pretty short time frame to work with and she jumped right on it and got everything arranged. She is kind, professional, and efficient. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on taking such a big step in life. It was my pleasure to be a part of the BIG day!
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Darin
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Kirsten made our day more magical than we ever anticipated. I would (and have)highly recommend her.
Kirsten made our day more magical than we ever anticipated. I would (and have)highly recommend her.
Kirsten made our day more magical than we ever anticipated. I would (and have)highly recommend her. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. Many blessings to you!
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Cindy
Wedding:
6/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. KIRSTEN BLOM-WESTBROOK was friendly, courteous, and attentive to our needs. She made this formality a breeze and a pleasure.
She was genuine and caring to our needs, I highly recommended her services.
Rev. KIRSTEN BLOM-WESTBROOK was friendly, courteous, and attentive to our needs. She made this formality a breeze and a Read more...
Rev. KIRSTEN BLOM-WESTBROOK was friendly, courteous, and attentive to our needs. She made this formality a breeze and a pleasure.
She was genuine and caring to our needs, I highly recommended her services. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Glad it was a good time for all! Congratulations and thanks for asking me to share it with you!
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Robert
Wedding:
6/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We arranged for Rev Kirsten to officiate our wedding for us and we were very happy with the services she provided. We flew in from Florida and she had done all the footwork to make our special day a success. I would highly reccomend Services of Distinction.
We arranged for Rev Kirsten to officiate our wedding for us and we were very happy with the services she provided. We flew Read more...
We arranged for Rev Kirsten to officiate our wedding for us and we were very happy with the services she provided. We flew in from Florida and she had done all the footwork to make our special day a success. I would highly reccomend Services of Distinction. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

I am glad your time in DC was memorable...even though short-lived. I am happy to have been a part of a good memory made there. Congratulations!
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Leonard
Wedding:
6/23/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW

After Thirty Years with my Partner, We had both thought this day would not happen in our life time.

Dear Rev. Kirsten, you are a wonderful person and a part of our lives that we will cherish. I had read your blog and website, so I had an idea about meeting you. My partner on the other hand, skeptical as ever. Well you totally blew him away. He keep on an on about how much fun we had, and how friendly you are. My feelings are the same, from the minute I saw you, I knew we where in for a great day. Thank you very much for the service you provide. Your new friends from SC, Lenny/Gordon.
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After Thirty Years with my Partner, We had both thought this day would not happen in our life time.
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After Thirty Years with my Partner, We had both thought this day would not happen in our life time.

Dear Rev. Kirsten, you are a wonderful person and a part of our lives that we will cherish. I had read your blog and website, so I had an idea about meeting you. My partner on the other hand, skeptical as ever. Well you totally blew him away. He keep on an on about how much fun we had, and how friendly you are. My feelings are the same, from the minute I saw you, I knew we where in for a great day. Thank you very much for the service you provide. Your new friends from SC, Lenny/Gordon. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Well, such lovely words! Thanks so much for asking me to be a part of the special time in your lives and congratulations on 30 years of happiness together! I was happy to have been there for you!
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Gladys
Wedding:
6/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We can' t say enough as to how special Rev. Bloom made us feel. She was so thoughtful from the 1st. day we spoke. Feel so lucky to have met her.
We can' t say enough as to how special Rev. Bloom made us feel. She was so thoughtful from the 1st. day we spoke. Feel so Read more...
We can' t say enough as to how special Rev. Bloom made us feel. She was so thoughtful from the 1st. day we spoke. Feel so lucky to have met her. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

The weather was a bit gloomy, but the love in your eyes made the day much brighter! Thanks for your kind words and for sharing such a special moment with me. I am honored!
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Carly
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Beyond professional, made our special day drama and worry free!!!
Beyond professional, made our special day drama and worry free!!!
Beyond professional, made our special day drama and worry free!!! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

The look in your eyes and your son's eyes said it all. That was a spectacular moment to share with you all. Thank you for asking me to be with you at such an important time in your lives. My best wishes to you all!
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Corinne
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was fantastic to work with. We met with several other officiants when deciding and knew right after meeting her that we wanted her to perform our ceremony. She worked with us to personalize our ceremony and went above and beyond to find a special reading which helped make the day more special. We highly recommend Rev. Kirsten!
Rev. Kirsten was fantastic to work with. We met with several other officiants when deciding and knew right after meeting Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was fantastic to work with. We met with several other officiants when deciding and knew right after meeting her that we wanted her to perform our ceremony. She worked with us to personalize our ceremony and went above and beyond to find a special reading which helped make the day more special. We highly recommend Rev. Kirsten! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

That was a pretty special day Corinne and I was tickled pink that you and Nate asked me to officiate for you. I wish you a lifetime of happiness!
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Susan
Wedding:
6/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Totally awesome! Made our moment feel so special and was so helpful with all the what to do next questions. Everything was taken care of.. perfect!
Totally awesome! Made our moment feel so special and was so helpful with all the what to do next questions. Everything was Read more...
Totally awesome! Made our moment feel so special and was so helpful with all the what to do next questions. Everything was taken care of.. perfect! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on the BIG day! Thank you for asking me to share it with you.
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Violet
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Rev was great! We are from out of state and really had no idea what needed to be done in order to get a license and be married in DC. She took care of everything! We sent her our info and she picked up the license and met us at the location we chose. We asked for a very simple elopement ceremony, and had no prepared vows or any specific requests. She came prepared with a touching, and very beautiful ceremony that really surpassed my expectations. She was so very sweet and helpful, and helped make our wedding day amazing!
The Rev was great! We are from out of state and really had no idea what needed to be done in order to get a license and be Read more...
The Rev was great! We are from out of state and really had no idea what needed to be done in order to get a license and be married in DC. She took care of everything! We sent her our info and she picked up the license and met us at the location we chose. We asked for a very simple elopement ceremony, and had no prepared vows or any specific requests. She came prepared with a touching, and very beautiful ceremony that really surpassed my expectations. She was so very sweet and helpful, and helped make our wedding day amazing! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

When I pass through the station each day I think of you. Thanks for sharing those special moments with me.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev Kirsten went above and beyond what was expected. She put us at ease before the ceremony took place; then provided us with a wonderful ceremony. After the marriage, she was willing to help us get copies of the certificate and go to the social security office. She really bent over backwards to assist us with everything we needed. I highly recommend Rev Kirsyen.
Rev Kirsten went above and beyond what was expected. She put us at ease before the ceremony took place; then provided us Read more...
Rev Kirsten went above and beyond what was expected. She put us at ease before the ceremony took place; then provided us with a wonderful ceremony. After the marriage, she was willing to help us get copies of the certificate and go to the social security office. She really bent over backwards to assist us with everything we needed. I highly recommend Rev Kirsyen. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thanks for asking me to be a part of your BIG day. I wish you all the best~!
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Ben & Jake
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
So blessed to have found her. She made the day so special and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! We highly highly recomend Rev. Kirsten!
So blessed to have found her. She made the day so special and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! We highly highly Read more...
So blessed to have found her. She made the day so special and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! We highly highly recomend Rev. Kirsten! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

It was a fun way to start your married life! Now, onto December! Congratulations and thank you both for asking me to be a part of the BIG celebration. I am honored!
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Chris
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kirsten was awesome! She personalized our ceremony so successfully that several of our guests commented on how special and well done it was, and asked where we had found her. She handled everything from obtaining our license to assisting with our vows, and all of her efforts (which she made appear effortless) created a lovely and memorable moment for us.
Thank you, Rev. Kirsten!
Chris & Lisa
Reverend Kirsten was awesome! She personalized our ceremony so successfully that several of our guests commented on how Read more...
Reverend Kirsten was awesome! She personalized our ceremony so successfully that several of our guests commented on how special and well done it was, and asked where we had found her. She handled everything from obtaining our license to assisting with our vows, and all of her efforts (which she made appear effortless) created a lovely and memorable moment for us.
Thank you, Rev. Kirsten!
Chris & Lisa Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words and fro asking me to celebrate with you. What fun! I am honored to have shared the BIG day with you and your families and I wish you all the best!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We are so glad we found Rev. Kirsten's services online. She was very kind and personalized the ceremony to make our day special. She took care of all the administrative work for us which made things a lot easier coming from out of town. We'd definitely recommend Services of Distinction!
We are so glad we found Rev. Kirsten's services online. She was very kind and personalized the ceremony to make our day Read more...
We are so glad we found Rev. Kirsten's services online. She was very kind and personalized the ceremony to make our day special. She took care of all the administrative work for us which made things a lot easier coming from out of town. We'd definitely recommend Services of Distinction! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Congratulations! It was a privilege to be there for you and I am honored you asked me!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was great! I'd recommend her to anyone! Eventhough she didn't know us, she was able to personalize our ceremony beautifully with the background we provided. She was very kind and helped our day to be perfect!
Rev. Kirsten was great! I'd recommend her to anyone! Eventhough she didn't know us, she was able to personalize our Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was great! I'd recommend her to anyone! Eventhough she didn't know us, she was able to personalize our ceremony beautifully with the background we provided. She was very kind and helped our day to be perfect! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thanks for asking me to share the BIG day with you. Wishing you many years of love and happiness!
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Angel
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
REV Blom-Westbrook is the most incredible Officiant in the, Virginia, Maryland & Washington, DC area!!! Not only is REV Blom-Westbrook AMAZING, but she is full of creative ideas that will allow you’re ceremony to be unique. The creative ideas she came up with were just Amazing and priceless. REV Blom-Westbrook is so professional but you leave with a friend at the end. I will never forget the sense of calm that came over my husband and I just by the sound of REV Blom-Westbrook's voice. Anyone looking for someone to use for their wedding should look no further. Anyone I know getting married, I most definitely will be referring them to Services of Distinction. Thank you for making Our Wedding Day so special!!!!!
REV Blom-Westbrook is the most incredible Officiant in the, Virginia, Maryland & Washington, DC area!!! Not only is REV Read more...
REV Blom-Westbrook is the most incredible Officiant in the, Virginia, Maryland & Washington, DC area!!! Not only is REV Blom-Westbrook AMAZING, but she is full of creative ideas that will allow you’re ceremony to be unique. The creative ideas she came up with were just Amazing and priceless. REV Blom-Westbrook is so professional but you leave with a friend at the end. I will never forget the sense of calm that came over my husband and I just by the sound of REV Blom-Westbrook's voice. Anyone looking for someone to use for their wedding should look no further. Anyone I know getting married, I most definitely will be referring them to Services of Distinction. Thank you for making Our Wedding Day so special!!!!! Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
An amazing and heartfelt wedding ceremony, Rev Kirsten could not have been kinder, loving and memorable.
An amazing and heartfelt wedding ceremony, Rev Kirsten could not have been kinder, loving and memorable.
An amazing and heartfelt wedding ceremony, Rev Kirsten could not have been kinder, loving and memorable. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

It was a lovely, beautiful day to celebrate with you all and I am grateful that I was able to be a part of the BIG day. My best wishes to you both....
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Planning and working with Rev. Kirsten periodically over five months made it seem that we all knew each other for 10 years. Her questionnaire and talk with us pulled out the important parts of our story for her presentation at our ceremony.
Kirsten's confidence in her ceremony and friendly-professionalism put us at ease, and resulted in a natural ceremony that fit our personalities.
We would recommend Kirsten to family and friends.
Planning and working with Rev. Kirsten periodically over five months made it seem that we all knew each other for 10 Read more...
Planning and working with Rev. Kirsten periodically over five months made it seem that we all knew each other for 10 years. Her questionnaire and talk with us pulled out the important parts of our story for her presentation at our ceremony.
Kirsten's confidence in her ceremony and friendly-professionalism put us at ease, and resulted in a natural ceremony that fit our personalities.
We would recommend Kirsten to family and friends. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

My pleasure entirely to share your day! Thank you for your kinds words. I wish you all the best!
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Frank & Scott Hillman
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a wonderful service provided to us. We were given exactly what we desired and so much more than we expected. Working together was a delight and provided us with a wonderful wedding and memories for years to come. Communication was great, reliable and always with a quick response - decreasing any stress that would have or could have occurred. We are now and forever grateful for our special day, all the coordination and the wonderful memories provided us - it truly was a gift.
It was a wonderful service provided to us. We were given exactly what we desired and so much more than we expected. Read more...
It was a wonderful service provided to us. We were given exactly what we desired and so much more than we expected. Working together was a delight and provided us with a wonderful wedding and memories for years to come. Communication was great, reliable and always with a quick response - decreasing any stress that would have or could have occurred. We are now and forever grateful for our special day, all the coordination and the wonderful memories provided us - it truly was a gift. Read less
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What a fun day that was! Thanks so much for asking me to share those special moments with you and thank you also for joining me for my special event later in the week! Love abounds in Baltimore!
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Katelyn
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I recommend Rev. Kirsten to absolutely anyone. She is amazing and very professional! I have absolutely no regrets in who I choose to be the officiant for our wedding!
I recommend Rev. Kirsten to absolutely anyone. She is amazing and very professional! I have absolutely no regrets in who I Read more...
I recommend Rev. Kirsten to absolutely anyone. She is amazing and very professional! I have absolutely no regrets in who I choose to be the officiant for our wedding! Read less
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Congratulations again! Thank you for sharing your day with me!
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Trevor
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Blom-Westbrook was very helpful and accommodating with our needs, and anticipated many things we had not expected. She handled the ad-hoc nature of our ceremony planning with style and grace, and she was very good with my children in helping them participate in the ceremony to create some memorable moments. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.
Rev. Blom-Westbrook was very helpful and accommodating with our needs, and anticipated many things we had not expected. Read more...
Rev. Blom-Westbrook was very helpful and accommodating with our needs, and anticipated many things we had not expected. She handled the ad-hoc nature of our ceremony planning with style and grace, and she was very good with my children in helping them participate in the ceremony to create some memorable moments. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

You made a beautiful couple! Thanks for asking me to share the day with all of you. The girls were SO sweet!
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was an amazing officiant on my wedding day. She was very helpful and supportive throughout the whole process.
Rev. Kirsten was an amazing officiant on my wedding day. She was very helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was an amazing officiant on my wedding day. She was very helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

What a beautiful couple you were! Such a wonderful celebration with your families. Thank you for including me on this most important day in your lives!
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Arif
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
First off, we just want to thank Rev. Kirsten for officiating our wedding. The entire experience, from the time we met her at a Starbucks to the end of the Ceremony was fantastic! From the first meeting at Starbucks, Rev. Kirsten really focused on what we wanted and envisioned for our ceremony. Her demeanor and conversation style was very respectful, but also put us at ease - we were really able to talk to her casually - no awkward moments. We were so comfortable with Rev. Kirsten, that after the obligatory "we'll give you a call to discuss next steps" ...my wife and I just decided on the street that she is best person for our ceremony..after which we ran up to Rev. Kirsten on the street corner and signed the contract!

Also, Rev. Kirsten is extremely well organized...this was also something we needed, as we were planning a Washington DC wedding from Singapore. Rev. Kirsten had a great orientation form for us to fill out, did her research on our culture and ceremonies and showed up to the event very well prepared. This was the last thing we had to worry about for our wedding.

It was great to meet and have Rev. Kirsten for our special wedding day ceremony. My wife and I would both highly recommend her as the officiant for your wedding!
First off, we just want to thank Rev. Kirsten for officiating our wedding. The entire experience, from the time we met her Read more...
First off, we just want to thank Rev. Kirsten for officiating our wedding. The entire experience, from the time we met her at a Starbucks to the end of the Ceremony was fantastic! From the first meeting at Starbucks, Rev. Kirsten really focused on what we wanted and envisioned for our ceremony. Her demeanor and conversation style was very respectful, but also put us at ease - we were really able to talk to her casually - no awkward moments. We were so comfortable with Rev. Kirsten, that after the obligatory "we'll give you a call to discuss next steps" ...my wife and I just decided on the street that she is best person for our ceremony..after which we ran up to Rev. Kirsten on the street corner and signed the contract!

Also, Rev. Kirsten is extremely well organized...this was also something we needed, as we were planning a Washington DC wedding from Singapore. Rev. Kirsten had a great orientation form for us to fill out, did her research on our culture and ceremonies and showed up to the event very well prepared. This was the last thing we had to worry about for our wedding.

It was great to meet and have Rev. Kirsten for our special wedding day ceremony. My wife and I would both highly recommend her as the officiant for your wedding! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

What a beautiful day that was and I thank YOU for asking me to share it with you! I loved being a part of the celebrations and the planning. It was entirely MY pleasure and I wish you and Yakuta the very best!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook provided excellent services and on very short notice. She helped us to obtain the marriage license and file the necessary documents for a very reasonable fee. She performed a simple, yet wonderful ceremony. We were very happy and would recommend her to anyone in need of an officiant for their marriage.
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook provided excellent services and on very short notice. She helped us to obtain the marriage Read more...
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook provided excellent services and on very short notice. She helped us to obtain the marriage license and file the necessary documents for a very reasonable fee. She performed a simple, yet wonderful ceremony. We were very happy and would recommend her to anyone in need of an officiant for their marriage. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Many thanks for such kind words. It was my pleasure!
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Jay
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was incredible! From planning...to the completion of our wedding ceremony...so wonderful to work with. We live out of the area so planning via email correspondence was necessary. She was very timely in her responses and SO helpful.

The ceremony itself could not have been conducted in a more pleasant and caring nature. Her voice is calming and beautiful as she expressed the beauty of what marriage is. She was intent on making our day special to us and she soundly delivered...we are beyond pleased. We feel honored and blessed that we had her as our officiant. Truly a lovely, caring person!
Rev. Kirsten was incredible! From planning...to the completion of our wedding ceremony...so wonderful to work with. We Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was incredible! From planning...to the completion of our wedding ceremony...so wonderful to work with. We live out of the area so planning via email correspondence was necessary. She was very timely in her responses and SO helpful.

The ceremony itself could not have been conducted in a more pleasant and caring nature. Her voice is calming and beautiful as she expressed the beauty of what marriage is. She was intent on making our day special to us and she soundly delivered...we are beyond pleased. We feel honored and blessed that we had her as our officiant. Truly a lovely, caring person! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words. It was entirely my pleasure and honor to be there with you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great experience very customer service oriented from beginning to end. Kirsten was a delight and was genuinely committed to making the moment special for us.
Great experience very customer service oriented from beginning to end. Kirsten was a delight and was genuinely committed Read more...
Great experience very customer service oriented from beginning to end. Kirsten was a delight and was genuinely committed to making the moment special for us. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

It was my pleasure to be there with you. Thanks for asking me to share such an important day with you both!
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Anamariela
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kirsten was a sweetheart!!!! She was recommended to us by a friend and what a perfect recommendation he made. She was very kind, sweet, and her words during our wedding had so much meaning which was very important for us. We're a gay couple who had to travel to DC to get married, so she took care of getting our marriage licenses, and all the necessary permits to get married at a public place. We participated in a wedding event she held at the DC War Memorial where she married several couples every 20 to 30 minutes, she was on time, gave us souvenirs, was very accommodating and very friendly. I would recommend her without hesitation. Everybody in our families felt in love with her!!!!
Reverend Kirsten was a sweetheart!!!! She was recommended to us by a friend and what a perfect recommendation he made. She Read more...
Reverend Kirsten was a sweetheart!!!! She was recommended to us by a friend and what a perfect recommendation he made. She was very kind, sweet, and her words during our wedding had so much meaning which was very important for us. We're a gay couple who had to travel to DC to get married, so she took care of getting our marriage licenses, and all the necessary permits to get married at a public place. We participated in a wedding event she held at the DC War Memorial where she married several couples every 20 to 30 minutes, she was on time, gave us souvenirs, was very accommodating and very friendly. I would recommend her without hesitation. Everybody in our families felt in love with her!!!! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

What a wonderful crowd of family you had there to support you! I enjoyed sharing the day with you and I thank you for your confidence in me. Best of luck to always!
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tammy
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kristen is simply amazing. Sweet & Professional. She is truly meant to marry people. Our guests were in tears......and I cried through the entire ceremony. Good Stuff! She took care of everything from start to finish; license to ceremony. Truly fabulous!
I would have changed a thing!
Rev. Kristen is simply amazing. Sweet & Professional. She is truly meant to marry people. Our guests were in Read more...
Rev. Kristen is simply amazing. Sweet & Professional. She is truly meant to marry people. Our guests were in tears......and I cried through the entire ceremony. Good Stuff! She took care of everything from start to finish; license to ceremony. Truly fabulous!
I would have changed a thing! Read less
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Thanks so much! I wish you all the best!
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sean
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Kirsten provided the best and the most remarkable service! If we can get married every year She will be the one to do it. My husband and our family greatly enjoyed her service! Thank you Kirsten for everything! Two thumbs up :)
Kirsten provided the best and the most remarkable service! If we can get married every year She will be the one to do it. Read more...
Kirsten provided the best and the most remarkable service! If we can get married every year She will be the one to do it. My husband and our family greatly enjoyed her service! Thank you Kirsten for everything! Two thumbs up :) Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Every year? I have my calendar ready my friend, let's start the planning now! Congratulations. It was my pleasure!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great service whether you're in town or out of town.
Great service whether you're in town or out of town.
Great service whether you're in town or out of town. Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The two of us could not be happier with our choice of Officiant. Rev. Kristen is the abolute best. She was very professional and aslo very patient and caring. She went above and beyond what she had to, to provide the service requested of her and to make our day the most important and special to the two of us as could be. I feel grateful to have found her and would absolutely reccomend her!
The two of us could not be happier with our choice of Officiant. Rev. Kristen is the abolute best. She was very Read more...
The two of us could not be happier with our choice of Officiant. Rev. Kristen is the abolute best. She was very professional and aslo very patient and caring. She went above and beyond what she had to, to provide the service requested of her and to make our day the most important and special to the two of us as could be. I feel grateful to have found her and would absolutely reccomend her! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/16/2014
5.0/5.0
This woman did far more then expected I am forever grateful for her services!!
This woman did far more then expected I am forever grateful for her services!!
This woman did far more then expected I am forever grateful for her services!! Read less
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Vernice
Wedding:
3/16/2014
5.0/5.0
It was a great experience with Mrs. Kirsten being the officiant for my wedding! She helped me beyond measures. Even though I asked about a thousand of questions lol! I couldn't asked for a better person to have done it.
It was a great experience with Mrs. Kirsten being the officiant for my wedding! She helped me beyond measures. Even though Read more...
It was a great experience with Mrs. Kirsten being the officiant for my wedding! She helped me beyond measures. Even though I asked about a thousand of questions lol! I couldn't asked for a better person to have done it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Everything was done professionally. Thanks
Everything was done professionally. Thanks
Everything was done professionally. Thanks Read less
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Charlene
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was excellent, I highly recommend her to officiate your wedding. She handled our filing ahead of time, so we were able to fly in for the ceremony and not have to deal with the paperwork. Our ceremony was perfect. We were married in front of the Supreme Court by her suggestion and it was amazing. Thx RV. Kirsten
Rev. Kirsten was excellent, I highly recommend her to officiate your wedding. She handled our filing ahead of time, so we Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was excellent, I highly recommend her to officiate your wedding. She handled our filing ahead of time, so we were able to fly in for the ceremony and not have to deal with the paperwork. Our ceremony was perfect. We were married in front of the Supreme Court by her suggestion and it was amazing. Thx RV. Kirsten Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Was very convenient, my wife and myself chose the proxy service and made it SO simple!
Was very convenient, my wife and myself chose the proxy service and made it SO simple!
Was very convenient, my wife and myself chose the proxy service and made it SO simple! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was very professional and made our trip to DC very efficient!

Thank you!
Rev. Kirsten was very professional and made our trip to DC very efficient!

Thank you!
Rev. Kirsten was very professional and made our trip to DC very efficient!

Thank you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kirsten was energetic and cool. She took care of all of our needs. It was wonderful how easy she made the whole process.
Reverend Kirsten was energetic and cool. She took care of all of our needs. It was wonderful how easy she made the whole Read more...
Reverend Kirsten was energetic and cool. She took care of all of our needs. It was wonderful how easy she made the whole process. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/10/2014
5.0/5.0
The time we spent with Kirsten was such a dream! Even though she does hundreds of weddings a year, she made us feel like we were the only couple that she was working with! We chose to simply meet her for a signing ceremony and she made everything very easy for us! She is very friendly and personable. Meeting with her felt like we were meeting with a friend. She is truly invested in the work that she does and in the couples that she marries. If you have tag chance to work with her, I highly recommend doing so!!
The time we spent with Kirsten was such a dream! Even though she does hundreds of weddings a year, she made us feel like Read more...
The time we spent with Kirsten was such a dream! Even though she does hundreds of weddings a year, she made us feel like we were the only couple that she was working with! We chose to simply meet her for a signing ceremony and she made everything very easy for us! She is very friendly and personable. Meeting with her felt like we were meeting with a friend. She is truly invested in the work that she does and in the couples that she marries. If you have tag chance to work with her, I highly recommend doing so!! Read less
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Ritchie
Wedding:
3/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Very professional and personable. Went the extra step in helping us get certified copies of our marriage certificate!
Very professional and personable. Went the extra step in helping us get certified copies of our marriage certificate!
Very professional and personable. Went the extra step in helping us get certified copies of our marriage certificate! Read less
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Ritchie
Wedding:
3/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Very helpful and informative while being very personable and professional. Even went the extra step to offer additional help!
Very helpful and informative while being very personable and professional. Even went the extra step to offer additional Read more...
Very helpful and informative while being very personable and professional. Even went the extra step to offer additional help! Read less
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Elmer
Wedding:
3/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I would like to thank Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook for officiating our wedding. You're truly a professional.

Thanks again!
I would like to thank Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook for officiating our wedding. You're truly a professional.

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I would like to thank Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook for officiating our wedding. You're truly a professional.

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Britt
Wedding:
3/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten, although, I only knew her briefly, is one of the kindest souls I have come in contact with. Her mere presence brought me peace and set me at ease. She has a warm presence and an inviting spirit. She created a more beautiful ceremony than I could have imagined. I would highly recommend her for your special day! She is truly lovely! We loved her!
Rev. Kirsten, although, I only knew her briefly, is one of the kindest souls I have come in contact with. Her mere Read more...
Rev. Kirsten, although, I only knew her briefly, is one of the kindest souls I have come in contact with. Her mere presence brought me peace and set me at ease. She has a warm presence and an inviting spirit. She created a more beautiful ceremony than I could have imagined. I would highly recommend her for your special day! She is truly lovely! We loved her! Read less
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William
Wedding:
2/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The service provided was wonderful! I have recommended you to several people already. Thank you so very much for all you do.
The service provided was wonderful! I have recommended you to several people already. Thank you so very much for all you Read more...
The service provided was wonderful! I have recommended you to several people already. Thank you so very much for all you do. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev Kristen was a pleasure to work with. She made our elopement seamless. She took care of the proxy, planned a location to meet, she was prompt, kind, courteous and very funny. Ive already recommended other people to her. Thanks for helping our day to go off without a hitch!
Rev Kristen was a pleasure to work with. She made our elopement seamless. She took care of the proxy, planned a location Read more...
Rev Kristen was a pleasure to work with. She made our elopement seamless. She took care of the proxy, planned a location to meet, she was prompt, kind, courteous and very funny. Ive already recommended other people to her. Thanks for helping our day to go off without a hitch! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I *never* give a five star rating, but Rev. Blom-Westbrook merits five -- and more. What should have been a simple, quick event became a complicated mess due to DC court closings and other chance mis-steps. Rev. B-W rose above it all and went out of her way to make the wedding more special than my partner and I could have imagined. Her grace, professionalism and genuine caring added warmth and gravitas. We were in difficult health circumstances, and she offered to handle some of the complexities to make our path smoother. I don't plan to ever have another wedding, but if I did, Rev. Blom-Westbrook would be the only officiant I would consider.
I *never* give a five star rating, but Rev. Blom-Westbrook merits five -- and more. What should have been a simple, quick Read more...
I *never* give a five star rating, but Rev. Blom-Westbrook merits five -- and more. What should have been a simple, quick event became a complicated mess due to DC court closings and other chance mis-steps. Rev. B-W rose above it all and went out of her way to make the wedding more special than my partner and I could have imagined. Her grace, professionalism and genuine caring added warmth and gravitas. We were in difficult health circumstances, and she offered to handle some of the complexities to make our path smoother. I don't plan to ever have another wedding, but if I did, Rev. Blom-Westbrook would be the only officiant I would consider. Read less
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Leeanna
Wedding:
2/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten did an excellent job. I've very thankful for her service, and for making my wedding ceremony memorable!
Rev. Kirsten did an excellent job. I've very thankful for her service, and for making my wedding ceremony memorable!
Rev. Kirsten did an excellent job. I've very thankful for her service, and for making my wedding ceremony memorable! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
2/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I have absolutely no complaints when it comes to Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook. She is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! We live in Dayton, Ohio and already had our formal wedding ceremony and went to DC for our marriage license. Rev. Kirsten handled all the necessary paperwork for our marriage license and kept in contact with me through the whole process. When we arrived in DC, she came to our hotel and we finalized the paperwork. She really took all the stress away from us and handled everything in a manner of professionalism that is hard to find now days. 5 STARS ACROSS THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have absolutely no complaints when it comes to Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook. She is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! We live in Dayton, Read more...
I have absolutely no complaints when it comes to Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook. She is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! We live in Dayton, Ohio and already had our formal wedding ceremony and went to DC for our marriage license. Rev. Kirsten handled all the necessary paperwork for our marriage license and kept in contact with me through the whole process. When we arrived in DC, she came to our hotel and we finalized the paperwork. She really took all the stress away from us and handled everything in a manner of professionalism that is hard to find now days. 5 STARS ACROSS THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
1/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kristen went above and beyond to help us get married. We are unable to get married in our home state, we had called other officiants and they either could not be bothered or seemed to not care. Rev. Kristen, made our day special, and made sure everything was ready for our day. Thank you so much Rev Kristen... We felt like we had been married by our friend.
Rev. Kristen went above and beyond to help us get married. We are unable to get married in our home state, we had called Read more...
Rev. Kristen went above and beyond to help us get married. We are unable to get married in our home state, we had called other officiants and they either could not be bothered or seemed to not care. Rev. Kristen, made our day special, and made sure everything was ready for our day. Thank you so much Rev Kristen... We felt like we had been married by our friend. Read less
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carlos
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Very caring flexible and a lovely experience
Very caring flexible and a lovely experience
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Tammy
Wedding:
1/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Our officiant was amazing and caring!
Our officiant was amazing and caring!
Our officiant was amazing and caring! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

After all the trauma to get here, you were finally married! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your BIG day with me!
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Cotresha
Wedding:
1/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Very professional and willing to go the extra mile to make your event memorable. I was a little hesitant in the beginning with finding an officiant online, however she put me at ease from start until finish. She made our dream come true and she will do the same for others!
Very professional and willing to go the extra mile to make your event memorable. I was a little hesitant in the beginning Read more...
Very professional and willing to go the extra mile to make your event memorable. I was a little hesitant in the beginning with finding an officiant online, however she put me at ease from start until finish. She made our dream come true and she will do the same for others! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

What a worrisome day with the snow/ice but in the end it worked out just fine. So glad you contacted me and I am happy to have been a part of the celebration. Wishing you both well in the long journey ahead. Safe travels!
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Anthony
Wedding:
1/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten really helped make our day special. From the proxy marriage license application services through the actual signing of the certificate, the services provided were 100% professional and high quality!
Rev. Kirsten really helped make our day special. From the proxy marriage license application services through the actual Read more...
Rev. Kirsten really helped make our day special. From the proxy marriage license application services through the actual signing of the certificate, the services provided were 100% professional and high quality! Read less
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KD
Wedding:
12/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. made it all possible in a couple days notice. We were pressed for time and she made it all happen, official, and made sure our wishes were met. We want a quick wedding due to our time constraints of having to leave be out of town within hours of the wedding. We wanted a quick and very simple ceremony and she provided all with a smile. She even took several pictures for us since we didn't have time to hire a photographer. I would definitely recommend her for wedding services within D.C; area. I would also like to add a thanks to Rev. for bringing us two small wedding cake lollipops. They helped us survive our Metro train ride back into town to get our documents certified. She really knows her stuff and pointed us in the right direction with the right papers in hand. D.C. wedding office also provided exceptional service. Times we will never forget. Thanks and now I have to go and KISS my hubby. Happy New Years to all.
Rev. made it all possible in a couple days notice. We were pressed for time and she made it all happen, official, and made Read more...
Rev. made it all possible in a couple days notice. We were pressed for time and she made it all happen, official, and made sure our wishes were met. We want a quick wedding due to our time constraints of having to leave be out of town within hours of the wedding. We wanted a quick and very simple ceremony and she provided all with a smile. She even took several pictures for us since we didn't have time to hire a photographer. I would definitely recommend her for wedding services within D.C; area. I would also like to add a thanks to Rev. for bringing us two small wedding cake lollipops. They helped us survive our Metro train ride back into town to get our documents certified. She really knows her stuff and pointed us in the right direction with the right papers in hand. D.C. wedding office also provided exceptional service. Times we will never forget. Thanks and now I have to go and KISS my hubby. Happy New Years to all. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

You two are so CUTE together! Glad I could be of service and thank you for sharing the BIG moment with me!
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Marquita
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was amazing!! My ceremony was planned at the last minute due to a few unexpected changes (welcome to the life of service members!) and she was extremely helpful. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and even recommended a beautiful location for my wife and I to have our ceremony. Highly recommended!!
Rev. Kirsten was amazing!! My ceremony was planned at the last minute due to a few unexpected changes (welcome to the life Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was amazing!! My ceremony was planned at the last minute due to a few unexpected changes (welcome to the life of service members!) and she was extremely helpful. She answered all of my questions thoroughly and even recommended a beautiful location for my wife and I to have our ceremony. Highly recommended!! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

It was a beautiful day for sure! Thanks for asking me to be a part of it. Best of luck to you both in your lives together with your little one and abroad!
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Claude
Wedding:
12/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Could not have been more perfect. Thank you
Could not have been more perfect. Thank you
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Blythe
Wedding:
12/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten is an absolute angel. We live out of state so her services as an officiant didn't just start or stop on the day of our signing. She is the definition of professional. She applied for our marriage license via proxy and had everything ready when we arrived in D.C. She made us feel comfortable and shared the most amazing moment of our lives with us. You can tell she truly cares about her clients. It didn't feel like an assembly line like some of the other people offering the same services we researched. She is very reasonably priced and will far exceed your expectations. She is a true ally in our fight for equality. I would choose her again and again and would recommend her to anyone I loved.
Rev. Kirsten is an absolute angel. We live out of state so her services as an officiant didn't just start or stop on the Read more...
Rev. Kirsten is an absolute angel. We live out of state so her services as an officiant didn't just start or stop on the day of our signing. She is the definition of professional. She applied for our marriage license via proxy and had everything ready when we arrived in D.C. She made us feel comfortable and shared the most amazing moment of our lives with us. You can tell she truly cares about her clients. It didn't feel like an assembly line like some of the other people offering the same services we researched. She is very reasonably priced and will far exceed your expectations. She is a true ally in our fight for equality. I would choose her again and again and would recommend her to anyone I loved. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Awww shucks! I am honored to have shared this special moment in your lives! Happy New Year to you both!
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Kerrie
Wedding:
12/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Very nice service for those of us who have already been there, done that and needing that all important "Piece of Paper"
Very nice service for those of us who have already been there, done that and needing that all important "Piece of Paper"
Very nice service for those of us who have already been there, done that and needing that all important "Piece of Paper" Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev.kirsten was a perfect choice for Jim and I. It was like we knew her for years. She was so calming and professional. We all liked the ceremony she put together. Comments that I heard was she was very good from friends. Would not hesitate to suggest her to anyone.
Rev.kirsten was a perfect choice for Jim and I. It was like we knew her for years. She was so calming and professional. We Read more...
Rev.kirsten was a perfect choice for Jim and I. It was like we knew her for years. She was so calming and professional. We all liked the ceremony she put together. Comments that I heard was she was very good from friends. Would not hesitate to suggest her to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
What a caring individual. Couldnt have asked for better.
What a caring individual. Couldnt have asked for better.
What a caring individual. Couldnt have asked for better. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Thoughtful, kind and thoroughly personable. She made our wedding exactly as we wished it to be -- low-key and intimate.
Thoughtful, kind and thoroughly personable. She made our wedding exactly as we wished it to be -- low-key and intimate.
Thoughtful, kind and thoroughly personable. She made our wedding exactly as we wished it to be -- low-key and intimate. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was the perfect celebrant! She eased all the bureaucracy, was efficient, considerate, communicative and performed a thoughtful and meaningful ceremony. We were so fortunate to have collaborated with her.
Rev. Kirsten was the perfect celebrant! She eased all the bureaucracy, was efficient, considerate, communicative and Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was the perfect celebrant! She eased all the bureaucracy, was efficient, considerate, communicative and performed a thoughtful and meaningful ceremony. We were so fortunate to have collaborated with her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kirsten preformed the signing cermony for us on December 8th. We were not able to make it to DC 5 days prior to our cermony as required waiting period. Kirsten was able to go to the DC court house and have wedding license ready for us when we arrived.
During this weekend Washington DC had a bad storm with freezing rain. Kristen was still able to drive into DC to meet us to perform our cermony as scheduled. I would definately recommend Kirsten's services for anyone looking to do a signing ceremony in Washington DC area. k
Kirsten preformed the signing cermony for us on December 8th. We were not able to make it to DC 5 days prior to our Read more...
Kirsten preformed the signing cermony for us on December 8th. We were not able to make it to DC 5 days prior to our cermony as required waiting period. Kirsten was able to go to the DC court house and have wedding license ready for us when we arrived.
During this weekend Washington DC had a bad storm with freezing rain. Kristen was still able to drive into DC to meet us to perform our cermony as scheduled. I would definately recommend Kirsten's services for anyone looking to do a signing ceremony in Washington DC area. k Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

What a day! A beautiful memory--no matter what they weather was! Thanks for sharing this special day with me!
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Kirsten Blom-Westbrook is an excellent officiant. She is reliable and she is also very responsive. There was a problem with our certificate the morning of our wedding. She helped us problem solve, went the extra mile to get the right certificate, and the wedding went on without a hitch. We highly recommend her.
Kirsten Blom-Westbrook is an excellent officiant. She is reliable and she is also very responsive. There was a problem Read more...
Kirsten Blom-Westbrook is an excellent officiant. She is reliable and she is also very responsive. There was a problem with our certificate the morning of our wedding. She helped us problem solve, went the extra mile to get the right certificate, and the wedding went on without a hitch. We highly recommend her. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

As dreary and chaotic as the day started, I am glad things worked out in the end. Thanks for having me share your day. I am honored!
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Roxanne
Wedding:
11/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Westbrook was amazing!!! She was able to perform our service with a weeks notice. She was extremely sweet and very professional.
Rev. Westbrook was amazing!!! She was able to perform our service with a weeks notice. She was extremely sweet and very Read more...
Rev. Westbrook was amazing!!! She was able to perform our service with a weeks notice. She was extremely sweet and very professional. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thanks for asking me to officiate for you! I am honored to have been a part of the celebration!
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Sonia
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Rev Kirsten for been so kind and help us through all the process.
Thank you Rev Kirsten for been so kind and help us through all the process.
Thank you Rev Kirsten for been so kind and help us through all the process. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

WIshing you a happy life together!
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Trey
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was fantastic! Thanks for everything!
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was fantastic! Thanks for everything!
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was fantastic! Thanks for everything! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten's experience and professionalism immediately put us at ease. She worked w/ us to create an intimate, meaningful celebration that will never be forgotten.

Thank you!
Rev. Kirsten's experience and professionalism immediately put us at ease. She worked w/ us to create an intimate, Read more...
Rev. Kirsten's experience and professionalism immediately put us at ease. She worked w/ us to create an intimate, meaningful celebration that will never be forgotten.

Thank you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was warm and wonderful. She met us at our hotel and made this such a special event for us. Everything was flawless!
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was warm and wonderful. She met us at our hotel and made this such a special event for us. Read more...
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was warm and wonderful. She met us at our hotel and made this such a special event for us. Everything was flawless! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This was a great experience overall. She took all the stress off of us and made everything easy.
This was a great experience overall. She took all the stress off of us and made everything easy.
This was a great experience overall. She took all the stress off of us and made everything easy. Read less
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Nicholas
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely great, loved her would recommend to everyone.
Absolutely great, loved her would recommend to everyone.
Absolutely great, loved her would recommend to everyone. Read less
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David
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was OUTSTANDING! On short notice and with only a short discussion on our needs she was ready and able to completely make the experience exactly what was needed! She has a warm and kind demeanor and is a joy to work with.
Kirsten was OUTSTANDING! On short notice and with only a short discussion on our needs she was ready and able to Read more...
Kirsten was OUTSTANDING! On short notice and with only a short discussion on our needs she was ready and able to completely make the experience exactly what was needed! She has a warm and kind demeanor and is a joy to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Very kind and generous. Very flexible.
Very kind and generous. Very flexible.
Very kind and generous. Very flexible. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
10/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant than Reverend Kirsten! She was warm, kind, offered suggestions, and most of all was flexible! We had our wedding planned and the venue was at one of the memorials on the National Mall in DC. Then the government shut down occurred. Reverend Kirsten was made aware that the National Cathedral was making allowances for the couples affected by this, and quickly let us know. We had an even more beautiful venue than we had anticipated, and the service was perfect! She was great with our kids, and was sure to include them in the service. She was gracious and friendly to all the guests, and just an overall great person. The service she arranged was so pertinent and beautiful. Don't hesitate to use Reverend Kirsten as your officiant, you won't be sorry.
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant than Reverend Kirsten! She was warm, kind, offered suggestions, and most of Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant than Reverend Kirsten! She was warm, kind, offered suggestions, and most of all was flexible! We had our wedding planned and the venue was at one of the memorials on the National Mall in DC. Then the government shut down occurred. Reverend Kirsten was made aware that the National Cathedral was making allowances for the couples affected by this, and quickly let us know. We had an even more beautiful venue than we had anticipated, and the service was perfect! She was great with our kids, and was sure to include them in the service. She was gracious and friendly to all the guests, and just an overall great person. The service she arranged was so pertinent and beautiful. Don't hesitate to use Reverend Kirsten as your officiant, you won't be sorry. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

That was such a beautiful day to be a part of...not because of the setting (which WAS lovely of course...) but because of the love and joy in your hearts and all who were there. Thank YOU for asking me to share such a special moment in your lives. I am honored!
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Teraye
Wedding:
10/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Government shutdown 16 days before your wedding??? She was there when we needed her. She answered us immediately and offered us such flexability. She made our special moment just that and assisted us with learning how to embrace the moment. The amazing thing was we had never met her, yet it felt like she had been supporting us since our engagement. Thank you for your exceptional service!
Government shutdown 16 days before your wedding??? She was there when we needed her. She answered us immediately and Read more...
Government shutdown 16 days before your wedding??? She was there when we needed her. She answered us immediately and offered us such flexability. She made our special moment just that and assisted us with learning how to embrace the moment. The amazing thing was we had never met her, yet it felt like she had been supporting us since our engagement. Thank you for your exceptional service! Read less
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Erica R.
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Kirsten was amazing! She is very professional and is good at what she does. She really takes the time to get to know her couples and personalizes the ceremony to fit your vision. We had part Christian part Jewish ceremony and her ability to combine both exceeded our expectations! From the scripture that she chose to her speaking Hebrew for the seven blessings was truly more than we could have asked for. Thank you Rev Kirsten for making our wedding ceremony something that we will never forget.
Rev Kirsten was amazing! She is very professional and is good at what she does. She really takes the time to get to know Read more...
Rev Kirsten was amazing! She is very professional and is good at what she does. She really takes the time to get to know her couples and personalizes the ceremony to fit your vision. We had part Christian part Jewish ceremony and her ability to combine both exceeded our expectations! From the scripture that she chose to her speaking Hebrew for the seven blessings was truly more than we could have asked for. Thank you Rev Kirsten for making our wedding ceremony something that we will never forget. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Since we started planning so long ago, I was REALLY looking forward to this wedding day. I can't tell you how excited I was to be a part of the BIG day for you and it was entirely MY pleasure to share those special moments with you and Michael and your families. Thank YOU for asking me to be a part of it all!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev Kirsten was perfect for our wedding. Very laid back, down to earth, and happy to provide us with the relaxed ceremony that we were looking for. I would recommend her to anyone!
Rev Kirsten was perfect for our wedding. Very laid back, down to earth, and happy to provide us with the relaxed ceremony Read more...
Rev Kirsten was perfect for our wedding. Very laid back, down to earth, and happy to provide us with the relaxed ceremony that we were looking for. I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev Kirsten made our "courthouse" ceremony into something we'll never forget, and took care of the paperwork and related administrivia with a decidedly professional touch. Call her first.
Rev Kirsten made our "courthouse" ceremony into something we'll never forget, and took care of the paperwork and related Read more...
Rev Kirsten made our "courthouse" ceremony into something we'll never forget, and took care of the paperwork and related administrivia with a decidedly professional touch. Call her first. Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
10/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristen was amazing at being flexible with us. At the very last minute my partner and I need her to marry us a day earlier than we anticipated. She was very accommodating and even drove us to the hotel we were staying at after everything was said and done (we were visiting from out of time and our ceremony was at the peak of rush hour). She answered all out questions and even dropped off our copy of the marriage license at the appropriate office. Very professional and courteous. We would highly recommend her!!!! Thank you so for making a very crazy day run so smoothly!!
Kristen was amazing at being flexible with us. At the very last minute my partner and I need her to marry us a day earlier Read more...
Kristen was amazing at being flexible with us. At the very last minute my partner and I need her to marry us a day earlier than we anticipated. She was very accommodating and even drove us to the hotel we were staying at after everything was said and done (we were visiting from out of time and our ceremony was at the peak of rush hour). She answered all out questions and even dropped off our copy of the marriage license at the appropriate office. Very professional and courteous. We would highly recommend her!!!! Thank you so for making a very crazy day run so smoothly!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was very friendly and super oustanding. Thank you Kirsten for everything. I will be passing your infomation out to other couples I come across.
Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was very friendly and super oustanding. Thank you Kirsten for everything. I will be passing your Read more...
Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was very friendly and super oustanding. Thank you Kirsten for everything. I will be passing your infomation out to other couples I come across. Read less
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KJ
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristen was delightful, compassionate, and responsive. My partner and I had to drive several hours to have an opportunity to be married and she was quite supportive and understanding of the situation. Spur of the moment, she even performed a ring ceremony. We will be forever grateful.
Kristen was delightful, compassionate, and responsive. My partner and I had to drive several hours to have an opportunity Read more...
Kristen was delightful, compassionate, and responsive. My partner and I had to drive several hours to have an opportunity to be married and she was quite supportive and understanding of the situation. Spur of the moment, she even performed a ring ceremony. We will be forever grateful. Read less
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Niki
Wedding:
9/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Kirsten made our wedding so much happier and even more special than we could ever have hoped for it to be. She was friendly, open warm and welcoming, and really went the extra mile to fit in with our requirements. But best of all she made our wedding something more than we hoped for and a service that we will never ever forget. Thank you, thanks to you Rev Kirsten our wedding was a wonderful happy event!!!!
Rev Kirsten made our wedding so much happier and even more special than we could ever have hoped for it to be. She was Read more...
Rev Kirsten made our wedding so much happier and even more special than we could ever have hoped for it to be. She was friendly, open warm and welcoming, and really went the extra mile to fit in with our requirements. But best of all she made our wedding something more than we hoped for and a service that we will never ever forget. Thank you, thanks to you Rev Kirsten our wedding was a wonderful happy event!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Thank you for helping to make our dreams come true!
Thank you for helping to make our dreams come true!
Thank you for helping to make our dreams come true! Read less
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Bobbie
Wedding:
9/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We got exactly what we wanted. Thank you Rev. Kirsten.
We got exactly what we wanted. Thank you Rev. Kirsten.
We got exactly what we wanted. Thank you Rev. Kirsten. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kirsten was absolutely fantastic! Out wedding was made inspiring and joyous thanks in no small part to her wonderful participation as our celebrant. She conducted the ceremony with class and distinction which we will remember as the most important part of the occasion of our wedding day'
Reverend Kirsten was absolutely fantastic! Out wedding was made inspiring and joyous thanks in no small part to her Read more...
Reverend Kirsten was absolutely fantastic! Out wedding was made inspiring and joyous thanks in no small part to her wonderful participation as our celebrant. She conducted the ceremony with class and distinction which we will remember as the most important part of the occasion of our wedding day' Read less
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ken
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
It is a joy and pleasure to recommend Reverend Kirsten to officiate at any life cycle event. We had not met, nor had she been referred to me before I requested she serve as our wedding officiant when I learned there was a lengthy back-up for marriages at the DC Municipal Courthouse. She proved flexible when I changed time, she was responsive to my needs and surprised us with her deep knowledge of the kind of wedding my partner and I desired. She was interested in meeting all our guests and quickly proved to make certain we had a relaxed and happy ceremony. Reverend Kirsten added so much to what was already a deeply spiritual occasion. I will always be grateful to her for making our special day that much more special.

Ken Tiktin
It is a joy and pleasure to recommend Reverend Kirsten to officiate at any life cycle event. We had not met, nor had she Read more...
It is a joy and pleasure to recommend Reverend Kirsten to officiate at any life cycle event. We had not met, nor had she been referred to me before I requested she serve as our wedding officiant when I learned there was a lengthy back-up for marriages at the DC Municipal Courthouse. She proved flexible when I changed time, she was responsive to my needs and surprised us with her deep knowledge of the kind of wedding my partner and I desired. She was interested in meeting all our guests and quickly proved to make certain we had a relaxed and happy ceremony. Reverend Kirsten added so much to what was already a deeply spiritual occasion. I will always be grateful to her for making our special day that much more special.

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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

There was SUCH love in that room when I walked in on your wedding day. I was grateful to be a part of the celebration. Thank you for the honor!
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Denette
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Warm, professional, easy to work with - made the ceremony special. Would recommend to anyone!
Warm, professional, easy to work with - made the ceremony special. Would recommend to anyone!
Warm, professional, easy to work with - made the ceremony special. Would recommend to anyone! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My Finace, Jon & I ran into a bump in our wedding plans when our previous officiant we had in place could no longer perform our ceremony (2 months before our wedding!!!). After an exhaustive search and constantly running into "no's", fate intervened and lead us to Rev. Kirsten.

Rev. Kirsten is such a down to earth person, friendly and personable. She loves what she does and is passionate about love. After a wonderful one on one lunch with Rev. Kirsten, Jon & I knew that we would not want anyone else to preform our wedding but her. She is responsive, professional, attentive to detail, and really listens to how you want YOUR day to be like.

The day of the ceremony listening to her words I couldn't believe how spot on she got Jon and I's relationship even though she only had known us for such a short period of time. Her words of Love were such a memorable moment for Jon & I, that I will forever cherish. I received many compliments from family & friends about how great Rev. Kirsten is and how they all enjoyed the ceremony because of her. We couldn't have asked for a better person to share our day with and I will be singing her praises to anyone that needs an officiant!
My Finace, Jon & I ran into a bump in our wedding plans when our previous officiant we had in place could no longer Read more...
My Finace, Jon & I ran into a bump in our wedding plans when our previous officiant we had in place could no longer perform our ceremony (2 months before our wedding!!!). After an exhaustive search and constantly running into "no's", fate intervened and lead us to Rev. Kirsten.

Rev. Kirsten is such a down to earth person, friendly and personable. She loves what she does and is passionate about love. After a wonderful one on one lunch with Rev. Kirsten, Jon & I knew that we would not want anyone else to preform our wedding but her. She is responsive, professional, attentive to detail, and really listens to how you want YOUR day to be like.

The day of the ceremony listening to her words I couldn't believe how spot on she got Jon and I's relationship even though she only had known us for such a short period of time. Her words of Love were such a memorable moment for Jon & I, that I will forever cherish. I received many compliments from family & friends about how great Rev. Kirsten is and how they all enjoyed the ceremony because of her. We couldn't have asked for a better person to share our day with and I will be singing her praises to anyone that needs an officiant! Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
8/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely awesome in every way!
Absolutely awesome in every way!
Absolutely awesome in every way! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Awww....I think I am having an "awww shucks" moment here. It was entirely my pleasure and I wish you both every happiness in the world!
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Marc
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Kirsten is a lovely person, an attentive professional, considerate and thorough.
Kirsten is a lovely person, an attentive professional, considerate and thorough.
Kirsten is a lovely person, an attentive professional, considerate and thorough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Rev. Kirsten! She was recommended to us by our wedding venue and it turns out that she had just officiated a coworkers wedding as well. (He had nothing but good things to say).
All it took was one phone call with her and we knew that we were completely comfortable with her. She is so easy to work with. She definitely wanted to know what we saw for our ceremony and how we wanted it to go. She took our asks and gave our ceremony a direction. Many of the guests came up to me during the reception to comment on how great Rev. Kirsten was. We could not have asked for more that day.
We had a great experience with Rev. Kirsten! She was recommended to us by our wedding venue and it turns out that she had Read more...
We had a great experience with Rev. Kirsten! She was recommended to us by our wedding venue and it turns out that she had just officiated a coworkers wedding as well. (He had nothing but good things to say).
All it took was one phone call with her and we knew that we were completely comfortable with her. She is so easy to work with. She definitely wanted to know what we saw for our ceremony and how we wanted it to go. She took our asks and gave our ceremony a direction. Many of the guests came up to me during the reception to comment on how great Rev. Kirsten was. We could not have asked for more that day. Read less
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Dale
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Very professional. She listened to what we had to say to help make the perfect wedding.
Very professional. She listened to what we had to say to help make the perfect wedding.
Very professional. She listened to what we had to say to help make the perfect wedding. Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was absolutely amazing! We never met in person before the day of the wedding, but we spoke on the phone, and she had my husband and I write letters to her about our relationship, how we met...anything we thought may be something that could give her a feel for us as a couple. She took what we wrote and made what was quite literally one of the most beautiful services I have ever seen. It was personal, emotional, sincere, warm and even funny at times. Everyone at the wedding commented on how perfect she was, and she truly, truly, truly made our special day all the more so for her efforts. Thank you, Kirsten!!
Kirsten was absolutely amazing! We never met in person before the day of the wedding, but we spoke on the phone, and she Read more...
Kirsten was absolutely amazing! We never met in person before the day of the wedding, but we spoke on the phone, and she had my husband and I write letters to her about our relationship, how we met...anything we thought may be something that could give her a feel for us as a couple. She took what we wrote and made what was quite literally one of the most beautiful services I have ever seen. It was personal, emotional, sincere, warm and even funny at times. Everyone at the wedding commented on how perfect she was, and she truly, truly, truly made our special day all the more so for her efforts. Thank you, Kirsten!! Read less
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Bryan
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier. Reverend Kristen was fantastic. She gave great ideas, listened to our desires, and did a wonderful job. Lots of compliments.
I could not have been happier. Reverend Kristen was fantastic. She gave great ideas, listened to our desires, and did a Read more...
I could not have been happier. Reverend Kristen was fantastic. She gave great ideas, listened to our desires, and did a wonderful job. Lots of compliments. Read less
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Dale
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kristen did an excellent job. Everyone was impressed with her message. She made us feel comfortable before and during the service. We could not have asked for more.
Rev. Kristen did an excellent job. Everyone was impressed with her message. She made us feel comfortable before and during Read more...
Rev. Kristen did an excellent job. Everyone was impressed with her message. She made us feel comfortable before and during the service. We could not have asked for more. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kirsten did a fantastic job of taking our desires for a short-notice, no frills event and making it special. She was exceptionally responsive, and went above and beyond in every aspect. We highly recommend her services.
Kirsten did a fantastic job of taking our desires for a short-notice, no frills event and making it special. She was Read more...
Kirsten did a fantastic job of taking our desires for a short-notice, no frills event and making it special. She was exceptionally responsive, and went above and beyond in every aspect. We highly recommend her services. Read less
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Elaine
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev Kirsten was great. Got in touch with us immediately, was very flexible which was great when trying to get in touch while working crazy hours. Thank you!
Rev Kirsten was great. Got in touch with us immediately, was very flexible which was great when trying to get in touch Read more...
Rev Kirsten was great. Got in touch with us immediately, was very flexible which was great when trying to get in touch while working crazy hours. Thank you! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
My partner and I eloped to DC from North Carolina. Reverend Kirsten was absolutely incredible. We gave her the necessary information beforehand, and she submitted our application and picked up the marriage license for us. She was very quick with response emails/calls/texts leading up to our day. She even suggested a great location. Our special day was more special than we could have ever imagined, and Reverend Kirsten was a major part in that. I recommend her to everyone.
My partner and I eloped to DC from North Carolina. Reverend Kirsten was absolutely incredible. We gave her the necessary Read more...
My partner and I eloped to DC from North Carolina. Reverend Kirsten was absolutely incredible. We gave her the necessary information beforehand, and she submitted our application and picked up the marriage license for us. She was very quick with response emails/calls/texts leading up to our day. She even suggested a great location. Our special day was more special than we could have ever imagined, and Reverend Kirsten was a major part in that. I recommend her to everyone. Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirtsen was wonderful from start to finish. She was very responsive - easily available by phone, email, or text. The first time we spoke, she was at the pool with her children but took time out to speak with me. My partner and I were married in DC and she is very knowledgeable with all marriage laws and was very helpful in providing information we needed. She has a calm and kind demeanor that puts you at ease the moment you meet her. We loved her as did my family. As a matter of fact, we may try to have her officiate my niece's upcoming wedding. I highly recommend Rev. Kirsten. You'll love her.
Scott and Fernando
Rev. Kirtsen was wonderful from start to finish. She was very responsive - easily available by phone, email, or text. The Read more...
Rev. Kirtsen was wonderful from start to finish. She was very responsive - easily available by phone, email, or text. The first time we spoke, she was at the pool with her children but took time out to speak with me. My partner and I were married in DC and she is very knowledgeable with all marriage laws and was very helpful in providing information we needed. She has a calm and kind demeanor that puts you at ease the moment you meet her. We loved her as did my family. As a matter of fact, we may try to have her officiate my niece's upcoming wedding. I highly recommend Rev. Kirsten. You'll love her.
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words. You brought a smile to my face in remembering how lucky I felt to share your special. day. Wishing you a happily ever after...
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Erica
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten saved our day! Our June 1 wedding was supposed to be officiated by a family friend who backed out at the last minute. We had no idea what we were going to do or where to turn, but we know we needed a professional. We found Rev. Kirsten of Services of Distinction on weddingwire.com and met with her a few days later. She was thankfully available on short notice. We were on the fence when we initially began searching out officiants - we thought, they don't know us personally, how can they possibly craft a service that will be representative of our relationship and commitment to each other?! Well let me tell you, Rev. Kirsten is amazing! During the ceremony, I just kept thinking it's like she's known us for years! We had SO many compliments about Rev. Kirsten from our family and friends. Everyone thought she did a great job and loved her message - she listened to all of our requests and pain points and really tailored a service and vows unique to us. We wanted a short, non-religious service. We wrote some of our own vows and they flowed in so well. Not to mention, it was the first 95 degree day of summer on our wedding day and she was right along with us in the beating sun - thank goodness we had a short service! All together, I was blown away. Whatever you need in a wedding officiant, Rev. Kirsten has it. She will literally make your day.
Rev. Kirsten saved our day! Our June 1 wedding was supposed to be officiated by a family friend who backed out at the last Read more...
Rev. Kirsten saved our day! Our June 1 wedding was supposed to be officiated by a family friend who backed out at the last minute. We had no idea what we were going to do or where to turn, but we know we needed a professional. We found Rev. Kirsten of Services of Distinction on weddingwire.com and met with her a few days later. She was thankfully available on short notice. We were on the fence when we initially began searching out officiants - we thought, they don't know us personally, how can they possibly craft a service that will be representative of our relationship and commitment to each other?! Well let me tell you, Rev. Kirsten is amazing! During the ceremony, I just kept thinking it's like she's known us for years! We had SO many compliments about Rev. Kirsten from our family and friends. Everyone thought she did a great job and loved her message - she listened to all of our requests and pain points and really tailored a service and vows unique to us. We wanted a short, non-religious service. We wrote some of our own vows and they flowed in so well. Not to mention, it was the first 95 degree day of summer on our wedding day and she was right along with us in the beating sun - thank goodness we had a short service! All together, I was blown away. Whatever you need in a wedding officiant, Rev. Kirsten has it. She will literally make your day. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent service. She helped in arranging the details - took the stress out of planning so we could just focus on the meaning of the ceremony.
Excellent service. She helped in arranging the details - took the stress out of planning so we could just focus on the Read more...
Excellent service. She helped in arranging the details - took the stress out of planning so we could just focus on the meaning of the ceremony. Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was absolutely wonderful. We did not want a church wedding, but we wanted someone who would know us as well as any pastor would. She met with us months before, asked us to complete homework, reviewed our personal vows. Met with us 2 weeks before and finalized all details. We needed an interpreter for the deaf attendees and my husband to be - she was very flexible. She wore what we asked, avoided words we did not want included, listened to our dreams and fears for the event and worked very hard to include every detail we wanted. Sand Mixing, Recognition of missing family members, addition at the last minute of a guest reader, cueing musicians and the ring bearer as needed in a natural method. Everyone at the event commented that she seemed to have known us for years. My father who has done many weddings himself as a JP in Vermont said he has never been to anything as spiritual. If one were to calculate the number of hours invested with prep and negotiating, and the service itself to the cost of service, the hourly rate was far less than one would expect to pay for a top notch service. From the start to finish it really was Our Day having Kirsten was the best part of it !
Rev. Kirsten was absolutely wonderful. We did not want a church wedding, but we wanted someone who would know us as well Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was absolutely wonderful. We did not want a church wedding, but we wanted someone who would know us as well as any pastor would. She met with us months before, asked us to complete homework, reviewed our personal vows. Met with us 2 weeks before and finalized all details. We needed an interpreter for the deaf attendees and my husband to be - she was very flexible. She wore what we asked, avoided words we did not want included, listened to our dreams and fears for the event and worked very hard to include every detail we wanted. Sand Mixing, Recognition of missing family members, addition at the last minute of a guest reader, cueing musicians and the ring bearer as needed in a natural method. Everyone at the event commented that she seemed to have known us for years. My father who has done many weddings himself as a JP in Vermont said he has never been to anything as spiritual. If one were to calculate the number of hours invested with prep and negotiating, and the service itself to the cost of service, the hourly rate was far less than one would expect to pay for a top notch service. From the start to finish it really was Our Day having Kirsten was the best part of it ! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Your love and enthusiasm made being a part of the BIG day so much fun! I am beyond thrilled to have been a part of it. Thanks to you both for such kind words. I was honoured to have been asked to share this special day with you all.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was great. First off, let me give you a little background. She was not suppose to be our officiant for our wedding. Our officiant became very ill the week of our wedding. I did not find out that our officiant could not hold our rehearsal or wedding until the day of rehearsal, which was 3 days before the wedding!! Rev. Kirsten is a friend of our officiant and took over at a moment's notice. She was so pleasant and wonderful. She really put us at ease. On the day of, she made us feel really comfortable and the ceremony ran very smoothly. Come to find out, she even helped my father in law write a speech that he totally suprised us all with at the reception. We are so thankful and blessed that she was able to help!! Thank you Rev. Kirsten!!!
Rev. Kirsten was great. First off, let me give you a little background. She was not suppose to be our officiant for our Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was great. First off, let me give you a little background. She was not suppose to be our officiant for our wedding. Our officiant became very ill the week of our wedding. I did not find out that our officiant could not hold our rehearsal or wedding until the day of rehearsal, which was 3 days before the wedding!! Rev. Kirsten is a friend of our officiant and took over at a moment's notice. She was so pleasant and wonderful. She really put us at ease. On the day of, she made us feel really comfortable and the ceremony ran very smoothly. Come to find out, she even helped my father in law write a speech that he totally suprised us all with at the reception. We are so thankful and blessed that she was able to help!! Thank you Rev. Kirsten!!! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the lovely words! Glad to hear you liked his speech. I was so touched that he came to me for that assistance. You have a wonderful family there! It was great getting to know you both --even in the short time that we were together. I hope your day was everything you wanted it to be and that your lives together are even more fabulous!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was very flexible and helpful with how to conduct our ceremony. She was very friendly and put everyone at ease. After the ceremony, I received glowing reviews from guests about her sermon.
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was very flexible and helpful with how to conduct our ceremony. She was very friendly and put Read more...
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was very flexible and helpful with how to conduct our ceremony. She was very friendly and put everyone at ease. After the ceremony, I received glowing reviews from guests about her sermon. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

So much fun to share your day! Thanks for asking me to be a part of the celebration. I remain honored!
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stef
Wedding:
3/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Kirsten is very professional, courteous, and genuine. She has a calming ability about her that can quell any person. I first met Kirsten when she performed my cousin's marriage and knew right away that if I were ever lucky enough to get married, I would want Kirsten performing my ceremony. She is very flexible and extremely knowledgeable about different types of ceremonies, be it classic, cultural, etc. She is also well versed in scripture and different readings and such that intricately weave into the ceremony. I could not think of a better officiant than that of Services of Distinction... Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook.
Kirsten is very professional, courteous, and genuine. She has a calming ability about her that can quell any person. I Read more...
Kirsten is very professional, courteous, and genuine. She has a calming ability about her that can quell any person. I first met Kirsten when she performed my cousin's marriage and knew right away that if I were ever lucky enough to get married, I would want Kirsten performing my ceremony. She is very flexible and extremely knowledgeable about different types of ceremonies, be it classic, cultural, etc. She is also well versed in scripture and different readings and such that intricately weave into the ceremony. I could not think of a better officiant than that of Services of Distinction... Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook. Read less
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Deb
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more pleased!!! Rev Kirsten was so well prepared, personable and accommodating! The ceremony was perfect!!!
We could not have been more pleased!!! Rev Kirsten was so well prepared, personable and accommodating! The ceremony was Read more...
We could not have been more pleased!!! Rev Kirsten was so well prepared, personable and accommodating! The ceremony was perfect!!! Read less
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Rick
Wedding:
2/14/2013
5.0/5.0
As if she knew us forever .
It was a beautiful service
As if she knew us forever .
It was a beautiful service
As if she knew us forever .
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Many thanks for sharing such a special day in your lives with me. As I left, I kept looking up for the balloon I released in your honor...hoping I could make just one more good wish for you both. Happy life!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Wonderful & beautiful ceremony!
Wonderful & beautiful ceremony!
Wonderful & beautiful ceremony! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was simply incredible. Going into it, I really had no idea what I wanted for the ceremony, but she had a lot of nice suggestions and provided us with a lot of nice readings to choose from. She was also very attentive during the planning process and replied to my questions almost instantly. She does an excellent job with communication.
I really couldn't have asked for a more beautiful ceremony... I love how personal she made it, it really felt like us. I had so many of our guests tell us how amazing it was, and how great she did. Thank you so much again!
Rev. Kirsten was simply incredible. Going into it, I really had no idea what I wanted for the ceremony, but she had a lot Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was simply incredible. Going into it, I really had no idea what I wanted for the ceremony, but she had a lot of nice suggestions and provided us with a lot of nice readings to choose from. She was also very attentive during the planning process and replied to my questions almost instantly. She does an excellent job with communication.
I really couldn't have asked for a more beautiful ceremony... I love how personal she made it, it really felt like us. I had so many of our guests tell us how amazing it was, and how great she did. Thank you so much again! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Much love to you and your groom! This was a lovely day--glad we avoided the scary weather. You chose a charming location and I simply LOVED being a part of your special day. Thank you for that honor!
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Alison
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. We received so many compliments on the ceremony. It was personal, touching, and meaningful. Rev. Kirsten was an absolute pleasure during the long-distance planning process. we did not meet her until the day of.
I would recommend her to anyone. She made our day incredibly special!
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. We received so many compliments on the ceremony. It was personal, touching, Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant. We received so many compliments on the ceremony. It was personal, touching, and meaningful. Rev. Kirsten was an absolute pleasure during the long-distance planning process. we did not meet her until the day of.
I would recommend her to anyone. She made our day incredibly special! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

I simply LOVED being there with you both on your most special day. Surrounded by so much love, you couldn't help but glow...and I don't think I saw a smile leave Lenny's face at all! Thank you for sharing your memories with me and asking me to officiate for you. I am honored!
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Elan
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
For those who have worked with Rev. Kirstin, you know my words are true; for those who haven't, you're missing out! She is absolutely wonderful. From our first email exchanges, to our meeting, to the wedding day, she was by our side every step of the way. She made our ceremony wonderful and all the guests agreed. It was her goal to do what we wanted and she far exceeded our expectations. She is attentive and her personality is infectious. I LOVED having her as part of our special day...she is simply awesome!
For those who have worked with Rev. Kirstin, you know my words are true; for those who haven't, you're missing out! She is Read more...
For those who have worked with Rev. Kirstin, you know my words are true; for those who haven't, you're missing out! She is absolutely wonderful. From our first email exchanges, to our meeting, to the wedding day, she was by our side every step of the way. She made our ceremony wonderful and all the guests agreed. It was her goal to do what we wanted and she far exceeded our expectations. She is attentive and her personality is infectious. I LOVED having her as part of our special day...she is simply awesome! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Such a beautiful setting for an amazing couple. I loved watching Jesse's face as he saw you for the first time. Pure enchantment! Being your officiant was a special joy for me. Thank you for that distinction! I look forward to being in touch with my new friends and I wish you every happiness in the world!
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Stacey
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was a truly wonderful addition to our wedding day! She was very organized and accommodating from the beginning. She was very easy to talk to, warm hearted, genuine and you could see that she really loves what she does. We felt very comfortable that Kirsten would be a perfect fit for us in the style of ceremony we were searching for.
She provided lots of example ceremonies for our review and consideration when creating the ceremony that was unique to us. She asked us to provide private letters to her about what we love about each other to incorporate into the ceremony which was such a wonderful addition. She made sure we were comfortable with the phrasing and even offered to change up some of the language at our rehearsal to make sure we didn't trip over any wording.
We had so many compliments on not only what she had to say on our wedding day but her style and delivery – one friend noted that the ceremony felt like a “Big Hug” and that is thanks to Kirsten. She really did such a wonderful job – we can’t thank her enough!
Rev. Kirsten was a truly wonderful addition to our wedding day! She was very organized and accommodating from the Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was a truly wonderful addition to our wedding day! She was very organized and accommodating from the beginning. She was very easy to talk to, warm hearted, genuine and you could see that she really loves what she does. We felt very comfortable that Kirsten would be a perfect fit for us in the style of ceremony we were searching for.
She provided lots of example ceremonies for our review and consideration when creating the ceremony that was unique to us. She asked us to provide private letters to her about what we love about each other to incorporate into the ceremony which was such a wonderful addition. She made sure we were comfortable with the phrasing and even offered to change up some of the language at our rehearsal to make sure we didn't trip over any wording.
We had so many compliments on not only what she had to say on our wedding day but her style and delivery – one friend noted that the ceremony felt like a “Big Hug” and that is thanks to Kirsten. She really did such a wonderful job – we can’t thank her enough! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Such kind words! Thank you! I smiled as I read them recalling what a sense of joy and fulfillment I had after leaving your wedding. Despite the torrential rain, the showers of love and happiness you received from your friends and loved ones was obviously the highlight of your evening. I am glad I was able to contribute, in a small way, to the celebration. Thank you for that honor. I wish you both nothing but happiness.....Rev K
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was AMAZING. She made our ceremony so memorable and personal without asking much of us at all. She's very responsive and flexible and would HIGHLY recommend to anyone who is truly lost on what their ceremony vision is.
Rev. Kirsten was AMAZING. She made our ceremony so memorable and personal without asking much of us at all. She's very Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was AMAZING. She made our ceremony so memorable and personal without asking much of us at all. She's very responsive and flexible and would HIGHLY recommend to anyone who is truly lost on what their ceremony vision is. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Such a beautiful, windy day! You were a pleasure to work with...thanks for sharing your day with me!
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten did a wonderful job performing or ceremony. She added many personal touches which made our cermony unique and special for us. She is quick to respond when you email or call her which is wonderful and she is willing to travel. We feel blessed to have been married by Rev. Kirsten and would highly recommend her. Once you meet her you will instantly know what a wonderful and caring person she is. Words can not express how much we appreciate her. She is also very patient and works well with children. She is very organized and can help guide you on your ceremony. Thank you again Kirsten.
Rev. Kirsten did a wonderful job performing or ceremony. She added many personal touches which made our cermony unique and Read more...
Rev. Kirsten did a wonderful job performing or ceremony. She added many personal touches which made our cermony unique and special for us. She is quick to respond when you email or call her which is wonderful and she is willing to travel. We feel blessed to have been married by Rev. Kirsten and would highly recommend her. Once you meet her you will instantly know what a wonderful and caring person she is. Words can not express how much we appreciate her. She is also very patient and works well with children. She is very organized and can help guide you on your ceremony. Thank you again Kirsten. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

What a beautiful couple you made! Thank you for sharing your BIG day with me!
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Victoria
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was amazing. Everyone thought that we must have been friends with her for years, as the ceremony was so perfectly tailored to "us" and she really fit right in with the whole feeling of the wedding. She is attentive to detail, to the requests of the bride and groom, and really works her magic to run the show during the ceremony. She made the day perfect!
Rev. Kirsten was amazing. Everyone thought that we must have been friends with her for years, as the ceremony was so Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was amazing. Everyone thought that we must have been friends with her for years, as the ceremony was so perfectly tailored to "us" and she really fit right in with the whole feeling of the wedding. She is attentive to detail, to the requests of the bride and groom, and really works her magic to run the show during the ceremony. She made the day perfect! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! You made a beautiful couple and I loved such an "informal" atmosphere. That's what it's all about! I am honored you chose to share your day with me! Now..go get ready for your honeymoon!
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Yuyu
Wedding:
6/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Everything is great! We could not ask for more.
Everything is great! We could not ask for more.
Everything is great! We could not ask for more. Read less
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Matt Heffner
Wedding:
6/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kirsten was everything we could have asked for in an officiant. We put our wedding together in 8 days and she helped ease our stresses. She was eager to hear our story and use it to make our ceremony original. It was a beautiful ceremony and was exactly what we had wanted! She was very easy to talk to, like talking to an old friend. She made our day special and we are so thankful that we found her!
Reverend Kirsten was everything we could have asked for in an officiant. We put our wedding together in 8 days and she Read more...
Reverend Kirsten was everything we could have asked for in an officiant. We put our wedding together in 8 days and she helped ease our stresses. She was eager to hear our story and use it to make our ceremony original. It was a beautiful ceremony and was exactly what we had wanted! She was very easy to talk to, like talking to an old friend. She made our day special and we are so thankful that we found her! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

You are too kind. What a beautiful setting for an amazing wedding for you both. I was terrified of the height, but it had to be the most breathtaking setting to marry in that I have truly ever had a pleasure to be a part of. Thank you for asking me to share your day. I am honored!
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missrita04
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Rev. Kirsten, she did a wonderful job and did everything that we have asked of her, including some last minute changes that came up, her response to my questions was always quick (worked mostly by email) kept it short but spiritual, just as we asked. Her cost was also reasonable for the amount of time and work that she put in.
It was a pleasure to work with Rev. Kirsten, she did a wonderful job and did everything that we have asked of her, Read more...
It was a pleasure to work with Rev. Kirsten, she did a wonderful job and did everything that we have asked of her, including some last minute changes that came up, her response to my questions was always quick (worked mostly by email) kept it short but spiritual, just as we asked. Her cost was also reasonable for the amount of time and work that she put in. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

You made such a beautiful bride Serita and I wish you and John all the happiness in the world! Thank you for asking me to share your most special day and your kind words. It was MY pleasure to be there for you!
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LaurenSmey
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Nothing completes your perfect day like the perfect officiant. We live in West Virginia where Same-Sex Marriage is not legal. Rev. Kirsten was able to file our marriage license application in Washington, D.C. for us, saving us money and, even more important when planning a wedding, time. When we contacted her for the first time, we knew she would be perfect for us. She was easy going with a great sense of humor. She knew exactly what questions to ask so she could put together an amazing reading for our wedding ceremony. She officiated our same-sex wedding with poise and professionalism and I am sure she would do the same for anyone she works with. She made my wife and I the happiest people on the planet that day!
When looking for a wedding officiant Rev. Kirsten is the one for you!
Nothing completes your perfect day like the perfect officiant. We live in West Virginia where Same-Sex Marriage is not Read more...
Nothing completes your perfect day like the perfect officiant. We live in West Virginia where Same-Sex Marriage is not legal. Rev. Kirsten was able to file our marriage license application in Washington, D.C. for us, saving us money and, even more important when planning a wedding, time. When we contacted her for the first time, we knew she would be perfect for us. She was easy going with a great sense of humor. She knew exactly what questions to ask so she could put together an amazing reading for our wedding ceremony. She officiated our same-sex wedding with poise and professionalism and I am sure she would do the same for anyone she works with. She made my wife and I the happiest people on the planet that day!
When looking for a wedding officiant Rev. Kirsten is the one for you! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

I think Wedding Wire needs to make an avatar for same sex couples! YOUR wedding made me so happy my dear! I loved the looks in your eyes and seeing the anticipation at sharing your vows.Thank you for asking me to be a part of this most special say for you both! I wish you many years of happiness and can't wait to hear how your lives progress together!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten is wonderful! I knew exactly what I wanted, and she did an amazing job executing it. Her delivery was flawless, her manor was gentle and kind, her look was perfect! If I was ever planning to get married again, she'd be the only Officiant I would call. (But I don't plan on doing it again, so she'll have to settle for me telling EVERYONE I know!) There was nothing about working with Rev. Kirsten that wasn't above and beyond my expectations.
Rev. Kirsten is wonderful! I knew exactly what I wanted, and she did an amazing job executing it. Her delivery was Read more...
Rev. Kirsten is wonderful! I knew exactly what I wanted, and she did an amazing job executing it. Her delivery was flawless, her manor was gentle and kind, her look was perfect! If I was ever planning to get married again, she'd be the only Officiant I would call. (But I don't plan on doing it again, so she'll have to settle for me telling EVERYONE I know!) There was nothing about working with Rev. Kirsten that wasn't above and beyond my expectations. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
7/2/2005
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Kirsten from Services of Distinction. She was the officiant of my wedding and I was so impressed with her, I requested her to perform the blessing for my daughter.
You not only get wonderful service, you get a wonderful person. I was very blessed to find her!
I would highly recommend Kirsten from Services of Distinction. She was the officiant of my wedding and I was so impressed Read more...
I would highly recommend Kirsten from Services of Distinction. She was the officiant of my wedding and I was so impressed with her, I requested her to perform the blessing for my daughter.
You not only get wonderful service, you get a wonderful person. I was very blessed to find her! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kirsten was absolutely fantastic! We had initially contracted with another officiant, but she was hospitalized the week of our wedding and, two days before our wedding, arranged for Reverend Kirsten to fill in for her. Reverend Kirsten called us immediately to introduce herself and discuss the ceremony with us. We didn't get to meet her until just before the ceremony, but the ceremony was flawless and Reverend Kirsten was terrific. Several guests commented on her warmth and genuineness...and although we were completely nervous, she was a calming influence for us! We really couldn't imagine having had a nicer wedding ceremony.
Reverend Kirsten was absolutely fantastic! We had initially contracted with another officiant, but she was hospitalized Read more...
Reverend Kirsten was absolutely fantastic! We had initially contracted with another officiant, but she was hospitalized the week of our wedding and, two days before our wedding, arranged for Reverend Kirsten to fill in for her. Reverend Kirsten called us immediately to introduce herself and discuss the ceremony with us. We didn't get to meet her until just before the ceremony, but the ceremony was flawless and Reverend Kirsten was terrific. Several guests commented on her warmth and genuineness...and although we were completely nervous, she was a calming influence for us! We really couldn't imagine having had a nicer wedding ceremony. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Services of Distinction for our elopement ceremony in Washington, DC. Kirsten was amazing in designing our ceremony despite not meeting us beforehand. She was great in guiding us through the process and answered any questions we had in a prompt manner. She made our small ceremony very special to us and it was a wonderful day!!!! Thank you Kirsten!!! Your words still stay with us and we quote them often to each other.
We used Services of Distinction for our elopement ceremony in Washington, DC. Kirsten was amazing in designing our Read more...
We used Services of Distinction for our elopement ceremony in Washington, DC. Kirsten was amazing in designing our ceremony despite not meeting us beforehand. She was great in guiding us through the process and answered any questions we had in a prompt manner. She made our small ceremony very special to us and it was a wonderful day!!!! Thank you Kirsten!!! Your words still stay with us and we quote them often to each other. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Awwww...shucks! Thanks for your kind words! I was tickled pink to be a big part of your surprise and I still get a kick out of recalling hearing your mom's reaction when you called to tell her! Thanks for sharing the day with me!
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afosburg
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We ended up having to rush our wedding, while googling I found Kirsten Blom-Westbrook and I am very glad I did! She was able to fit us in immediately and work with our last minute schedule. She respected our wishes and was a very great lady to work with. When we renew our vows infront of our families she will defiantly be the first we contact.
We ended up having to rush our wedding, while googling I found Kirsten Blom-Westbrook and I am very glad I did! She was Read more...
We ended up having to rush our wedding, while googling I found Kirsten Blom-Westbrook and I am very glad I did! She was able to fit us in immediately and work with our last minute schedule. She respected our wishes and was a very great lady to work with. When we renew our vows infront of our families she will defiantly be the first we contact. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Ashely..I am looking forward to being a part of that bigger celebration! Congratulations on your BIG day...the bigger one is coming. Thank you for asking me to share your day!
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kate
Wedding:
4/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was absolutely fantastic. She catered the ceremony to us so well and was so natural in her role. She helped to put us at ease and helped to make a very beautiful day!
Kirsten was absolutely fantastic. She catered the ceremony to us so well and was so natural in her role. She helped to put Read more...
Kirsten was absolutely fantastic. She catered the ceremony to us so well and was so natural in her role. She helped to put us at ease and helped to make a very beautiful day! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

I LOVED the setting and your family. It was clear the love they all had for you was shining around you and Dave! You made such a beautiful bride and I can't wait to hear about how your family grows. Thank you for allowing me to officiate for you. It was entirely MY pleasure!
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oott
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
She was fabulous! She personalized the service to us and had creative ideas to include my children from a previous marriage in the ceremony. She truely cared about us and it was reflected in her kind words in the ceremony. I would highly recommend Rev Kristen. Thank you for making our special day so special!

Ofelia
She was fabulous! She personalized the service to us and had creative ideas to include my children from a previous Read more...
She was fabulous! She personalized the service to us and had creative ideas to include my children from a previous marriage in the ceremony. She truely cared about us and it was reflected in her kind words in the ceremony. I would highly recommend Rev Kristen. Thank you for making our special day so special!

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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a lovely response. You know...that had to be the most wonderful way I could ever imagine to end my year! Thank you for asking me to share that night with you and Bill. It was my pleasure!
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mnky24b
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Kirsten - was fantastic - she was clearly comfortable which helped me stay calm and she was very professional and well spoken. My special day was breeze.
Kirsten - was fantastic - she was clearly comfortable which helped me stay calm and she was very professional and well Read more...
Kirsten - was fantastic - she was clearly comfortable which helped me stay calm and she was very professional and well spoken. My special day was breeze. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind words! I LOVED watching your family join together to support you...and your new husband's sentiments moved me beyond words. One beautiful family. My best to sweet Charley! And to you all! Thank you for allowing me to share this day with you all!
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was sweet and so interested from the very start.
We have a blended family and she was not only accepting of that fact, but she made a point to include our children in the ceremony since our marriage was a union of all of us.
I felt that she took a real interest in us and that she didn't just use a "usual script" and plug our names in. She will be doing officiating our baby blessing in a few months.
I highly recommend her. Her fees are reasonable and she provides this service from a warm heart.
Kirsten was sweet and so interested from the very start.
We have a blended family and she was not only accepting of Read more...
Kirsten was sweet and so interested from the very start.
We have a blended family and she was not only accepting of that fact, but she made a point to include our children in the ceremony since our marriage was a union of all of us.
I felt that she took a real interest in us and that she didn't just use a "usual script" and plug our names in. She will be doing officiating our baby blessing in a few months.
I highly recommend her. Her fees are reasonable and she provides this service from a warm heart. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

She said "BABY". YAY! you know, hearing and seeing how your family is growing makes my heart sing Jacki! Thanks to you and David for sharing your most special day with me. I had so much fun preparing it and though you made a simply stunning bride, your beautiful children stole the show! I am so happy to be a part of your lives! Congratulations!
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Joanna8050
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was a pleasure to work with! We live in CA and were planning a wedding in Baltimore. She was super flexible and responsive. I loved working with Kirsten to develop the ceremony reading, and she did a great job making it perfect for my new husband and I ... she really captured our personalities and the theme of the day. She was also wonderful at calming me down when I got a little panicky :) Thank you so much for everything, Kirsten!
Kirsten was a pleasure to work with! We live in CA and were planning a wedding in Baltimore. She was super flexible and Read more...
Kirsten was a pleasure to work with! We live in CA and were planning a wedding in Baltimore. She was super flexible and responsive. I loved working with Kirsten to develop the ceremony reading, and she did a great job making it perfect for my new husband and I ... she really captured our personalities and the theme of the day. She was also wonderful at calming me down when I got a little panicky :) Thank you so much for everything, Kirsten! Read less
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xennus
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev Kirsten was great. Everyone in attendance complimented on how well she performed the ceremony. Some of them that aren't married yet said they would like to have Rev Kirsten perform their wedding when they decide to tie the knot.

She was very professional and catered to our preferences of how we wanted the ceremony. I highly recommend her.
Rev Kirsten was great. Everyone in attendance complimented on how well she performed the ceremony. Some of them that Read more...
Rev Kirsten was great. Everyone in attendance complimented on how well she performed the ceremony. Some of them that aren't married yet said they would like to have Rev Kirsten perform their wedding when they decide to tie the knot.

She was very professional and catered to our preferences of how we wanted the ceremony. I highly recommend her. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

What an absolutely beautiful day for an amazing couple! Thank you for sharing it with me. I wish you all the best!
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Maria
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
First let me say, I don't think I'm a skilled enough writer to even write a review that can do Reverend Kirsten justice.

From the very first time that my fiance, Eric, and I spoke to Rev. Kirsten over the phone, we KNEW that she was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony. Just the warmth and general happiness in her voice during our first conversation portrayed a genuine passion that Rev. Kirsten has for what she does. She actually wanted to get to know us. Go figure. Of all the officiants that we spoke with, Rev. Kirsten was the only one to actually ask how we got engaged, how we met, etc. This was very important to us. When we met with Rev. Kirsten. she picked our brains about what we actually wanted our ceremony to be like, gave us ideas, and truly taylored our wedding ceremony to be about "us".

The actual ceremony was more beautiful and personal, then Eric and I could have even imagined. All of our guests (even Eric's "Jewish" mother who seems to never be satisfied), could not stop raving about what a beautiful ceremony it was. Weeks later, and we are still getting compliments!

I believe that every couple is unique, and has a different story to be told. Reverend Kirsten told ours. That is all we could ever ask for. After all is said and done, that is all that matters to us when we think back on our wedding 50 years later.

Thank you, Reverend Kirsten, for making the most special day of our lives so far, just that - special! We will cherish the role that you had in our wedding day for the rest of our lives!

So, would I recommend Rev. Kirsten? - absolutely, any day of the week! If you want a personal ceremony that speaks to your own, personal journey as a couple, do not pass her up!
First let me say, I don't think I'm a skilled enough writer to even write a review that can do Reverend Kirsten justice. Read more...
First let me say, I don't think I'm a skilled enough writer to even write a review that can do Reverend Kirsten justice.

From the very first time that my fiance, Eric, and I spoke to Rev. Kirsten over the phone, we KNEW that she was the perfect officiant for our wedding ceremony. Just the warmth and general happiness in her voice during our first conversation portrayed a genuine passion that Rev. Kirsten has for what she does. She actually wanted to get to know us. Go figure. Of all the officiants that we spoke with, Rev. Kirsten was the only one to actually ask how we got engaged, how we met, etc. This was very important to us. When we met with Rev. Kirsten. she picked our brains about what we actually wanted our ceremony to be like, gave us ideas, and truly taylored our wedding ceremony to be about "us".

The actual ceremony was more beautiful and personal, then Eric and I could have even imagined. All of our guests (even Eric's "Jewish" mother who seems to never be satisfied), could not stop raving about what a beautiful ceremony it was. Weeks later, and we are still getting compliments!

I believe that every couple is unique, and has a different story to be told. Reverend Kirsten told ours. That is all we could ever ask for. After all is said and done, that is all that matters to us when we think back on our wedding 50 years later.

Thank you, Reverend Kirsten, for making the most special day of our lives so far, just that - special! We will cherish the role that you had in our wedding day for the rest of our lives!

So, would I recommend Rev. Kirsten? - absolutely, any day of the week! If you want a personal ceremony that speaks to your own, personal journey as a couple, do not pass her up! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

I have read and reread this a dozen times and I am touched that you think so highly of me. I truly LOVED meeting you and sharing that day with you--what a privilege! I can't wait to hear how wonderfully your life together progresses! And I am looking forward to seeing your love blossom! Peace--Rev Kirsten
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Eve
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Kirsten! We just had our wedding and the ceremony was fabulous. It felt so personal and was really a perfect combination of our two faiths. She blended our traditions in a way that really made all of our families and guests feel involved and comfortable and also truly reflected our beliefs. Kirsten’s voice is soothing and comforting, and her words were intimate, engaging, and brought some of our most stoic guests to tears. If you are considering asking her to officiate your wedding, please do it! Thank you so much Kirsten for giving us such a perfect wedding ceremony!
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Kirsten! We just had our wedding and the ceremony was fabulous. It felt so Read more...
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Kirsten! We just had our wedding and the ceremony was fabulous. It felt so personal and was really a perfect combination of our two faiths. She blended our traditions in a way that really made all of our families and guests feel involved and comfortable and also truly reflected our beliefs. Kirsten’s voice is soothing and comforting, and her words were intimate, engaging, and brought some of our most stoic guests to tears. If you are considering asking her to officiate your wedding, please do it! Thank you so much Kirsten for giving us such a perfect wedding ceremony! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

I walked away from your ceremony with pure joy in my heart Eve and Nick--simply because you shared it with me. I drove home with a BIG grin on my face. Thank you for the honor of allowing me to officiate for you! It was truly MY pleasure!
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kmccourtney
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was this past weekend and I am still reeling from the experience of how beautifully it all came together. Nathan and I contacted Kirsten very late in the game and though she was traveling at the time, she responded to my email almost immediately from the road. She accommodated our requests and needs with flexibility and grace, from the initial interview via Skype to our very different views on what we wanted to include in the actual marriage ceremony. She was full of ideas and suggestions when we got stuck trying to agree on a non-traditional ceremony that really felt like "us".

When we met in person for the first time 30 minutes before the ceremony began, Kirsten's warmth, confidence and calming presence helped me to just let go and trust in her guidance. She has a truly beautiful voice and her inspiring words set the stage for Nathan and I to exchange our very emotional vows in our own way. There was a lot of crying and some deviation from the original order of service, all of which she handled with grace.

I can not recommend Kirsten highly enough. She helped us to create a truly authentic wedding experience where we were able to be our best selves, celebrating our love and union with friends and family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Kirsten! Your efforts on our behalf will be remembered always. ~Kaylah & Nathan
Our wedding was this past weekend and I am still reeling from the experience of how beautifully it all came together. Read more...
Our wedding was this past weekend and I am still reeling from the experience of how beautifully it all came together. Nathan and I contacted Kirsten very late in the game and though she was traveling at the time, she responded to my email almost immediately from the road. She accommodated our requests and needs with flexibility and grace, from the initial interview via Skype to our very different views on what we wanted to include in the actual marriage ceremony. She was full of ideas and suggestions when we got stuck trying to agree on a non-traditional ceremony that really felt like "us".

When we met in person for the first time 30 minutes before the ceremony began, Kirsten's warmth, confidence and calming presence helped me to just let go and trust in her guidance. She has a truly beautiful voice and her inspiring words set the stage for Nathan and I to exchange our very emotional vows in our own way. There was a lot of crying and some deviation from the original order of service, all of which she handled with grace.

I can not recommend Kirsten highly enough. She helped us to create a truly authentic wedding experience where we were able to be our best selves, celebrating our love and union with friends and family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Kirsten! Your efforts on our behalf will be remembered always. ~Kaylah & Nathan Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

ALL of my weddings are wonderful occasions, to be sure, but yours moved me beyond words. Thank you for including me in this most special day in your lives.
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ajsmith71611
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev Kirsten was so wonderful to have be officiant at our wedding. Going into the whole process we did not really have any idea what we were doing and she was patient and helped guide us in making choice for our ceremony. When the time came for rehearsal she was very flexible since we could not even have the rehearsal at the venue! On our wedding day she was well spoken and eloquent! She is a great choice!
Rev Kirsten was so wonderful to have be officiant at our wedding. Going into the whole process we did not really have any Read more...
Rev Kirsten was so wonderful to have be officiant at our wedding. Going into the whole process we did not really have any idea what we were doing and she was patient and helped guide us in making choice for our ceremony. When the time came for rehearsal she was very flexible since we could not even have the rehearsal at the venue! On our wedding day she was well spoken and eloquent! She is a great choice! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

You were such a fun couple to work with! Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your most special day with me. I remain honored!
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was wonderful to work with for our ceremony. She was very professional, but also very personable. She was able to answer all of our questions and provide us with a wonderful ceremony. She was very easy to deal with and was quick to help us figure out all of the details. She made sure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted, and made sure the experience was wonderful and memorable. I highly recommend her to other future brides.
Reverend Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was wonderful to work with for our ceremony. She was very professional, but also very Read more...
Reverend Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was wonderful to work with for our ceremony. She was very professional, but also very personable. She was able to answer all of our questions and provide us with a wonderful ceremony. She was very easy to deal with and was quick to help us figure out all of the details. She made sure the ceremony was exactly what we wanted, and made sure the experience was wonderful and memorable. I highly recommend her to other future brides. Read less
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mrssuddith2011
Wedding:
7/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten is a God send. She was like a mother figure during the whole process. She worked with us with issues and was very compassionate when understanding our situation. She was always there when I had questions and she always reassured me that everything would work out. As a bride, I was of course very anxious and nervous. But I must honestly say that it was a perfect day! She gave me a pep talk to calm my nerves before the ceremony. The ceremony was more than I had hoped for and better than I imagined.She incorporated everything we asked for in terms of scripture readings and our vows seamlessly. Thanks so much for making my special day so wonderful. I would recommend Rev. Kirsten to do your wedding!!!!
Rev. Kirsten is a God send. She was like a mother figure during the whole process. She worked with us with issues and was Read more...
Rev. Kirsten is a God send. She was like a mother figure during the whole process. She worked with us with issues and was very compassionate when understanding our situation. She was always there when I had questions and she always reassured me that everything would work out. As a bride, I was of course very anxious and nervous. But I must honestly say that it was a perfect day! She gave me a pep talk to calm my nerves before the ceremony. The ceremony was more than I had hoped for and better than I imagined.She incorporated everything we asked for in terms of scripture readings and our vows seamlessly. Thanks so much for making my special day so wonderful. I would recommend Rev. Kirsten to do your wedding!!!! Read less
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Alexis
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
The service Rev K performed was exactly what we wanted there were a few other hurdles (change in venue, family members, etc) that she was able to navigate with grace and ease. We highly recommend her services. She is prompt in both phone and email replies and helps the ceremony run as smoothly as possible.
The service Rev K performed was exactly what we wanted there were a few other hurdles (change in venue, family members, Read more...
The service Rev K performed was exactly what we wanted there were a few other hurdles (change in venue, family members, etc) that she was able to navigate with grace and ease. We highly recommend her services. She is prompt in both phone and email replies and helps the ceremony run as smoothly as possible. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Did you REALLY post this from your honeymoon? OMG! How lovely of you to think of me and offer such kind words! Hope you're having a wonderful time and I'll look forward to seeing some ceremony pics when you return. Thank you for asking me to share your BIG day! I remain honored!
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katherinemiller
Wedding:
6/2/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband Jeremy and I were married by Reverend Kirsten this past June. Originally we were to be married by my childhood pastor, who is also a close family friend. Three weeks before the wedding, he was ordered into emergency surgery and required to be on bed rest for over a month. All of a sudden, we were without an officiate for our wedding with less than a month left to go. After contacting several officiates in our area and getting all negative responses, we were terrified that we would have to postpone our wedding. Enter Reverend Kirsten. We found her name on a referral sheet that we were given by one of the officiates who turned us down, and learned more from the Services of Distinction website and her reviews here on Wedding Wire. We thought sure that this late in the game, an officiate with such a large number of glowing reviews would be all booked up, but sent her an e-mail just in case. I guess she picked up on how panicked we were, because-- and I kid you not-- we received a call from her in less than a minute after I clicked send. She said that she would absolutely be able to officiate our wedding for us, that she was on her way to dinner with her family but she just hates to see these types of e-mails and wanted to call to tell me not to worry. My now-husband and I were so touched that she went out of her way to contact us right away to alleviate our fears.

We wanted a unique, very personal, non-denominational wedding that really reflected out personalities, and Reverend Kirsten helped us create just that. She made a real effort to get to know us and our story, and to incorporate that into the ceremony. She worked around our unusual schedule and was more than willing to meet with us over the phone or Skype at odd hours of the night. She asked for our input every step of the way; she let us take charge in the areas we wanted to, and was happy to take the reins in the areas where we wanted some guidance. There were many components that we know we wanted to include. For example, we wanted to write our own vows and have each of our parents write their own blessings. She was never judgemental of any of our choices, no matter how unconventional they were! Reverend Kirsten took the pile of ideas we had for everything that we wanted to incorporate, and wove them together into the perfect ceremony. Literally every guest we spoke to raved about how unique and beautiful it was. We cannot thank Reverend Kirsten enough for everything that she has done for us. In the future, when we are looking for someone to baptize our children or renew our vows, she will always be our first choice. She is not only a wonderful officiate, but a beautiful person with a great sense of humor and a kind heart. Thank you again so much for everything, Reverend Kirsten!
My husband Jeremy and I were married by Reverend Kirsten this past June. Originally we were to be married by my childhood Read more...
My husband Jeremy and I were married by Reverend Kirsten this past June. Originally we were to be married by my childhood pastor, who is also a close family friend. Three weeks before the wedding, he was ordered into emergency surgery and required to be on bed rest for over a month. All of a sudden, we were without an officiate for our wedding with less than a month left to go. After contacting several officiates in our area and getting all negative responses, we were terrified that we would have to postpone our wedding. Enter Reverend Kirsten. We found her name on a referral sheet that we were given by one of the officiates who turned us down, and learned more from the Services of Distinction website and her reviews here on Wedding Wire. We thought sure that this late in the game, an officiate with such a large number of glowing reviews would be all booked up, but sent her an e-mail just in case. I guess she picked up on how panicked we were, because-- and I kid you not-- we received a call from her in less than a minute after I clicked send. She said that she would absolutely be able to officiate our wedding for us, that she was on her way to dinner with her family but she just hates to see these types of e-mails and wanted to call to tell me not to worry. My now-husband and I were so touched that she went out of her way to contact us right away to alleviate our fears.

We wanted a unique, very personal, non-denominational wedding that really reflected out personalities, and Reverend Kirsten helped us create just that. She made a real effort to get to know us and our story, and to incorporate that into the ceremony. She worked around our unusual schedule and was more than willing to meet with us over the phone or Skype at odd hours of the night. She asked for our input every step of the way; she let us take charge in the areas we wanted to, and was happy to take the reins in the areas where we wanted some guidance. There were many components that we know we wanted to include. For example, we wanted to write our own vows and have each of our parents write their own blessings. She was never judgemental of any of our choices, no matter how unconventional they were! Reverend Kirsten took the pile of ideas we had for everything that we wanted to incorporate, and wove them together into the perfect ceremony. Literally every guest we spoke to raved about how unique and beautiful it was. We cannot thank Reverend Kirsten enough for everything that she has done for us. In the future, when we are looking for someone to baptize our children or renew our vows, she will always be our first choice. She is not only a wonderful officiate, but a beautiful person with a great sense of humor and a kind heart. Thank you again so much for everything, Reverend Kirsten! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

It was entirely my honor! Thank you for your kind words. I hope all the good wishes born for you and Jeremy on your wedding day come true ten-fold!

Peace,
Rev. K
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Kirsten is one of my very dearest friends, so it made perfect sense for her to be a part of one of the most memorable days of our lives. She was able to offer a ceremony that was personal and heart felt. Her service was exceptional, not just because she is one of my best friends though, she genuinely cares about the quality of service she provides.

She asked questions about myself and my husband, and then was able to take that information and determine what our likes/dislikes are to come up with the most fitting of ceremonies.

Kirsten and I live almost 300 miles away and we had to create our ceremony from a distance and didn't even have an opportunity to practice, but you wouldn't have known that from the service. It was flawless. Even spectacular.
Kirsten is one of my very dearest friends, so it made perfect sense for her to be a part of one of the most memorable days Read more...
Kirsten is one of my very dearest friends, so it made perfect sense for her to be a part of one of the most memorable days of our lives. She was able to offer a ceremony that was personal and heart felt. Her service was exceptional, not just because she is one of my best friends though, she genuinely cares about the quality of service she provides.

She asked questions about myself and my husband, and then was able to take that information and determine what our likes/dislikes are to come up with the most fitting of ceremonies.

Kirsten and I live almost 300 miles away and we had to create our ceremony from a distance and didn't even have an opportunity to practice, but you wouldn't have known that from the service. It was flawless. Even spectacular. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Awww shucks! I do believe you have me a bit blushed here Missus! It was absolutely MY pleasure and I would have been highly offended had you chosen a "local" officiant! Your day was perfect because you two make the best couple around, hands down! Thank you for asking me to be there with you. I love you both!
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Elle
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was wonderful. I had a hard time choosing an officiant for our day but knew as soon as I met Kirsten that she would be perfect. She helped me create and set the pace of the ceremony. She even took the lead at the rehearsal so I was able to relax and enjoy it. I had four flower girls and a ring bearer and she was great with them. She had even the shyest of the bunch following directions. Kirsten is such a warm and caring soul; she helped to make our day perfect!
Kirsten was wonderful. I had a hard time choosing an officiant for our day but knew as soon as I met Kirsten that she Read more...
Kirsten was wonderful. I had a hard time choosing an officiant for our day but knew as soon as I met Kirsten that she would be perfect. She helped me create and set the pace of the ceremony. She even took the lead at the rehearsal so I was able to relax and enjoy it. I had four flower girls and a ring bearer and she was great with them. She had even the shyest of the bunch following directions. Kirsten is such a warm and caring soul; she helped to make our day perfect! Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Given the rehearsal weather, I was a bit worried...but SO glad when it turned out just as beautiful as you! You and Michael make a lovely couple and I was honored to share the day with you. Many thanks for that. Peace...
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Loren & Aaron
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was awesome!!

When my husband and I originally met with her, she helped us have a better understanding of the whole wedding process and even gave suggestions to our planning that we had never thought of. When we left our original visit we were so happy and confident that it was going to be a great day.

When it came time for our wedding. Kirsten was happy to pretty much do two rehearsals, as we had a rain location for our outside wedding and on our actual wedding day she was happy to wait to the last minute to confirm our ceremony sight so I could have my dream wedding outside. The ceremony that Kirsten wrote was exactly what we asked for and I got compliments from other guests about how good of a job she did making it our day.

I would highly recommend Services of Distinction, their services clearly made our wedding wonderful!
Kirsten was awesome!!

When my husband and I originally met with her, she helped us have a better understanding of Read more...
Kirsten was awesome!!

When my husband and I originally met with her, she helped us have a better understanding of the whole wedding process and even gave suggestions to our planning that we had never thought of. When we left our original visit we were so happy and confident that it was going to be a great day.

When it came time for our wedding. Kirsten was happy to pretty much do two rehearsals, as we had a rain location for our outside wedding and on our actual wedding day she was happy to wait to the last minute to confirm our ceremony sight so I could have my dream wedding outside. The ceremony that Kirsten wrote was exactly what we asked for and I got compliments from other guests about how good of a job she did making it our day.

I would highly recommend Services of Distinction, their services clearly made our wedding wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

It was a great day despite the gloomy weather! Thanks for asking me to be a part of it! I am honored!
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halfull44
Wedding:
4/18/2011
5.0/5.0
The ceremony went off as planned and she was calm and helpful.
The ceremony went off as planned and she was calm and helpful.
The ceremony went off as planned and she was calm and helpful. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Claire
Wedding:
2/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Kirsten agreed to officiate for us on short notice due to my fiance's health. She was incredibly profesional and organized. Having her get our marriage license took the worry out of doing the paperwork. She also recommended a wonderful B&B for us to stay at in D.C., which wound up being a highlight of our trip. Her simple ceremony was lovely and truly heartfelt. We could not have asked for a better experience.
Kirsten agreed to officiate for us on short notice due to my fiance's health. She was incredibly profesional and Read more...
Kirsten agreed to officiate for us on short notice due to my fiance's health. She was incredibly profesional and organized. Having her get our marriage license took the worry out of doing the paperwork. She also recommended a wonderful B&B for us to stay at in D.C., which wound up being a highlight of our trip. Her simple ceremony was lovely and truly heartfelt. We could not have asked for a better experience. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Mrslawal
Wedding:
2/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I would refer Rev. Kirsten to anyone looking for someone to do their ceremony. She is real easy to talk to and was able to perform our wedding last minute. The words she used during the ceremony really described our relationship of my husband and I and what we will do for each other. THANKS AGAIN!
I would refer Rev. Kirsten to anyone looking for someone to do their ceremony. She is real easy to talk to and was able to Read more...
I would refer Rev. Kirsten to anyone looking for someone to do their ceremony. She is real easy to talk to and was able to perform our wedding last minute. The words she used during the ceremony really described our relationship of my husband and I and what we will do for each other. THANKS AGAIN! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! I can't wait to be there for Part II. Peace to you both...
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tanya.dunn
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start with all the wonderful things Kirsten did for us. First of all, we decided to have a small ceremony three weeks prior to New Year's Eve. Kirsten had several things going on that same day, but made it a point to work with our schedule. I can't thank her enough for the help, advice, ease in talking to her, and her amazing ability to accommodate us on such short notice. Her price for her services could NOT be beat. She showed up right on time, handled everything with such ease, the ceremony she performed was BEYOND perfect. I will recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Thank you Kirsten!!!
I don't even know where to start with all the wonderful things Kirsten did for us. First of all, we decided to have a Read more...
I don't even know where to start with all the wonderful things Kirsten did for us. First of all, we decided to have a small ceremony three weeks prior to New Year's Eve. Kirsten had several things going on that same day, but made it a point to work with our schedule. I can't thank her enough for the help, advice, ease in talking to her, and her amazing ability to accommodate us on such short notice. Her price for her services could NOT be beat. She showed up right on time, handled everything with such ease, the ceremony she performed was BEYOND perfect. I will recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Thank you Kirsten!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words! It was truly MY pleasure to share your special night with you!
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amp1976
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Re. Krisin was truly truly wonderful. She customized everything to suit us, and just provided the best ceremony I could have imagined. She was charming and pleasant, and really everything we could have wanted.
Re. Krisin was truly truly wonderful. She customized everything to suit us, and just provided the best ceremony I could Read more...
Re. Krisin was truly truly wonderful. She customized everything to suit us, and just provided the best ceremony I could have imagined. She was charming and pleasant, and really everything we could have wanted. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Amy...your night was magical! Thank you for choosing me to be a part of it!
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was extremely helpful in us choosing the perfect venue. She was informative, courteous and seemed to genuinely enjoy providing the services.
Kirsten was extremely helpful in us choosing the perfect venue. She was informative, courteous and seemed to genuinely Read more...
Kirsten was extremely helpful in us choosing the perfect venue. She was informative, courteous and seemed to genuinely enjoy providing the services. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thank you for sharing your special day with me. Happy New Year and Peace to you and Nikki always!
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Jessika
Wedding:
12/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten wrote a lovely ceremony for us - perfect and just what we hoped for. I highly recommend Kirsten/Services of Distinction.
Rev. Kirsten wrote a lovely ceremony for us - perfect and just what we hoped for. I highly recommend Kirsten/Services of Read more...
Rev. Kirsten wrote a lovely ceremony for us - perfect and just what we hoped for. I highly recommend Kirsten/Services of Distinction. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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marlene
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook has provided officiant/wedding ceremony coordinator the best I could ever imagined. From the moment we met her till the day of the event, she has guided us with every specific detail of the wedding ceremony. Being the wedding planner for my daughter's wedding, she recommended Filipino wedding rituals in the ceremony which has turned out to be an eye opener for other culture that has witnessed the event. She is the best officiant I had ever met.
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook has provided officiant/wedding ceremony coordinator the best I could ever imagined. From the Read more...
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook has provided officiant/wedding ceremony coordinator the best I could ever imagined. From the moment we met her till the day of the event, she has guided us with every specific detail of the wedding ceremony. Being the wedding planner for my daughter's wedding, she recommended Filipino wedding rituals in the ceremony which has turned out to be an eye opener for other culture that has witnessed the event. She is the best officiant I had ever met. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Venue
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Throughout the whole process of planning the wedding with you, I felt i was dealing with my own family and I only wanted the best for you all! The day was beautiful and I am so honored that you chose me to share it with you! Thank you!
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yeoman
Wedding:
11/11/2010
5.0/5.0
This was exactly the type of ceremony my wife and I wanted! She wrote a beautiful ceremony taking into account our preferences. The day of the service there were a few glitches in our plan and the Rev handled them with the most gracious flexibility! She was altogether accommodating and wonderful!
This was exactly the type of ceremony my wife and I wanted! She wrote a beautiful ceremony taking into account our Read more...
This was exactly the type of ceremony my wife and I wanted! She wrote a beautiful ceremony taking into account our preferences. The day of the service there were a few glitches in our plan and the Rev handled them with the most gracious flexibility! She was altogether accommodating and wonderful! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

It was a beautiful day despite the venue challenges! Thank you for the honor! Peace and blessings to you both!
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court1076
Wedding:
11/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was truly a blessing to my husband and I on our wedding day. She made everything from start to finish a breeze even with such short notice. We would be honored to have her perform our vow renewal ceremony next year. Rev. Kirsten is an angel in our book!
Rev. Kirsten was truly a blessing to my husband and I on our wedding day. She made everything from start to finish a Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was truly a blessing to my husband and I on our wedding day. She made everything from start to finish a breeze even with such short notice. We would be honored to have her perform our vow renewal ceremony next year. Rev. Kirsten is an angel in our book! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

I LOVED being there and sharing the day with you and your close family and friends! Thank you for the honor....I will be thinking of you as your family evolves and I'll be happy to be there for you next year...for whatever the occasion! Peace and blessings to you all!.
Rev. Kirsten
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psapp
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was wonderful. She helped us at the last minute, was thoughtful, and made us feel comfortable.
Kirsten was wonderful. She helped us at the last minute, was thoughtful, and made us feel comfortable.
Kirsten was wonderful. She helped us at the last minute, was thoughtful, and made us feel comfortable. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

You were a blast! And though it was last minute, I felt I knew you all along! Peace and continued blessings....
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shadowfaerie
Wedding:
10/7/2010
5.0/5.0
After having to change our original plans of an elopement in Alexandria VA, our destination changed to Baltimore, MD. We decided we would like to do a quick ceremony before setting sail on New England cruise in October. I did some searching online and found Rev. Kirsten and many wonderful reviews of her services a few weeks before our arrival in Baltimore. After a telephone conversation and quite a few emails, everything was set in place. Rev. Kirsten was extremely flexible in working with our very short window of time between the time our plane landed to the time we needed to be at the cruise port. We had a lovely ceremony atop Federal Hill on a very windy but beautiful, sunny day. Rev. Kirsten was very professional but down-to-earth and SO very pleasant and seemed genuinely happy to be marrying us. We couldn't have asked for anyone better!
After having to change our original plans of an elopement in Alexandria VA, our destination changed to Baltimore, MD. We Read more...
After having to change our original plans of an elopement in Alexandria VA, our destination changed to Baltimore, MD. We decided we would like to do a quick ceremony before setting sail on New England cruise in October. I did some searching online and found Rev. Kirsten and many wonderful reviews of her services a few weeks before our arrival in Baltimore. After a telephone conversation and quite a few emails, everything was set in place. Rev. Kirsten was extremely flexible in working with our very short window of time between the time our plane landed to the time we needed to be at the cruise port. We had a lovely ceremony atop Federal Hill on a very windy but beautiful, sunny day. Rev. Kirsten was very professional but down-to-earth and SO very pleasant and seemed genuinely happy to be marrying us. We couldn't have asked for anyone better! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

WOW! What kind words! I had a lovely time with you and was truly thrilled to have been asked to share it with you. Thank you for the honor and I wish you all the best!
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Miller1776
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was absolutely AMAZING. She went above and beyond for us. We had to book her at the last minute (The week of the wedding!) and she was still able to handle everything with the greatest of ease. She worked with us to figure out who we were as a couple, showed up early, and performed a beautiful service that I received a lot of compliments on from several of my guests. And the military discount was so very appreciated! Thank you Kirsten!
Kirsten was absolutely AMAZING. She went above and beyond for us. We had to book her at the last minute (The week of the Read more...
Kirsten was absolutely AMAZING. She went above and beyond for us. We had to book her at the last minute (The week of the wedding!) and she was still able to handle everything with the greatest of ease. She worked with us to figure out who we were as a couple, showed up early, and performed a beautiful service that I received a lot of compliments on from several of my guests. And the military discount was so very appreciated! Thank you Kirsten! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

I don't think I have enjoyed the emotion shared at a wedding like yours in a long time. I LOVED the fact that you were still overflowing with love for your husband even after one full year of marriage under your belt. THANK YOU for the honor of choosing me to celebrate your most special day with you! It was a pleasure!

Continued blessings and peace,
Rev. Kirsten
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Mandy
Wedding:
9/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was amazing! From the day I contacted her right up to my wedding day she was absolutely professional, punctual, and personable. I could not have asked for a more perfect fit for my new husband and I. The ceremony was just right and she exceeded my expectations by miles and miles! She was extremely accommodating, especially since we only had two weeks notice before our wedding. She had many great suggestions but also listened to what we wanted. I recommend Rev. Kirsten 100%, you will never regret having her as part of your big day!!! Love, Nick & Mandy Diamond
Rev. Kirsten was amazing! From the day I contacted her right up to my wedding day she was absolutely professional, Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was amazing! From the day I contacted her right up to my wedding day she was absolutely professional, punctual, and personable. I could not have asked for a more perfect fit for my new husband and I. The ceremony was just right and she exceeded my expectations by miles and miles! She was extremely accommodating, especially since we only had two weeks notice before our wedding. She had many great suggestions but also listened to what we wanted. I recommend Rev. Kirsten 100%, you will never regret having her as part of your big day!!! Love, Nick & Mandy Diamond Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Awww...thanks! That is wonderful to hear and I appreciate your kind words! I hope you enjoyed your evening out. You made a beautiful bride and groom and I hope your lives together are as happy as you were yesterday! Thank you for the honor of letting me share your day!

Peace,
Rev. K
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NewMrsAllen
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten is wonderful! She made our ceremony unique, special, and memorable. She has a calming effect and an infectious smile. We are so blessed to have had her as our officiant.
Rev. Kirsten is wonderful! She made our ceremony unique, special, and memorable. She has a calming effect and an Read more...
Rev. Kirsten is wonderful! She made our ceremony unique, special, and memorable. She has a calming effect and an infectious smile. We are so blessed to have had her as our officiant. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

The joy I shared with you that day will continue long after the day passed! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day. I wish you both the best...

Peace,
Rev. Kirsten
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Stacy Ann
Wedding:
7/23/2010
5.0/5.0
If your mother/mother-in-law is great at planning weddings/parties etc., you can totally have your wedding in 2 weeks. I did!!!
If your mother/mother-in-law is great at planning weddings/parties etc., you can totally have your wedding in 2 weeks. I Read more...
If your mother/mother-in-law is great at planning weddings/parties etc., you can totally have your wedding in 2 weeks. I did!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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jhedrick
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
She was a last minute replacement due to a family emergency with the other officiant. She returned my calls right away and met with us the following day just to make sure we were comfortable. She helped guide us through our day and even helped usher our guests outside for the ceremony. I would recommend her to anyone. GREAT JOB!
She was a last minute replacement due to a family emergency with the other officiant. She returned my calls right away and Read more...
She was a last minute replacement due to a family emergency with the other officiant. She returned my calls right away and met with us the following day just to make sure we were comfortable. She helped guide us through our day and even helped usher our guests outside for the ceremony. I would recommend her to anyone. GREAT JOB! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Jaime---it was indeed my honor to be a part of your special day! Thank you for your kind words! I can't wait to see the photos!
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Lola
Wedding:
7/11/2010
5.0/5.0
We planned our wedding for months on end it seems and in the end, we'd forgotten to secure a minister to officiate that day. We were referred to Rev. Westbrook from a friend who attended another wedding she'd served at and we were simply blown away by the level of service we received from her! From the moment I contacted her, she was warm and comforting and made me feel like everything would go perfectly. Well, the nasty heat on our wedding day not withstanding, she was right. Everything with our ceremony was perfect! From the smaller ceremonies and rituals she suggested to orchestrating the receiving line afterward, Rev Westbrook really made things run smoothly. She was well-spoken and conducted herself very professionally and fit in quite nicely with our guests. Though she couldn't stay for the whole reception, she did stay to offer a meal blessing (which we really should have asked her about before!) and surprised us with an Irish Wedding Blessing as well--which thoroughly pleased my grandmother!

I can't imagine my wedding day without Rev. Westbrook. She is now an indelible part of our wedding memories and will be a cherished part of our circle of friends forever. I would highly recommend her!
We planned our wedding for months on end it seems and in the end, we'd forgotten to secure a minister to officiate that Read more...
We planned our wedding for months on end it seems and in the end, we'd forgotten to secure a minister to officiate that day. We were referred to Rev. Westbrook from a friend who attended another wedding she'd served at and we were simply blown away by the level of service we received from her! From the moment I contacted her, she was warm and comforting and made me feel like everything would go perfectly. Well, the nasty heat on our wedding day not withstanding, she was right. Everything with our ceremony was perfect! From the smaller ceremonies and rituals she suggested to orchestrating the receiving line afterward, Rev Westbrook really made things run smoothly. She was well-spoken and conducted herself very professionally and fit in quite nicely with our guests. Though she couldn't stay for the whole reception, she did stay to offer a meal blessing (which we really should have asked her about before!) and surprised us with an Irish Wedding Blessing as well--which thoroughly pleased my grandmother!

I can't imagine my wedding day without Rev. Westbrook. She is now an indelible part of our wedding memories and will be a cherished part of our circle of friends forever. I would highly recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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tayansteve
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't believe we were so lucky to get someone so caring to share our special day with us. Rev. Kirsten went out of her way to work with us to create a memorable ceremony and all who witnessed it wondered if she'd known us for years!
I can't believe we were so lucky to get someone so caring to share our special day with us. Rev. Kirsten went out of her Read more...
I can't believe we were so lucky to get someone so caring to share our special day with us. Rev. Kirsten went out of her way to work with us to create a memorable ceremony and all who witnessed it wondered if she'd known us for years! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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brenda
Wedding:
10/25/2009
5.0/5.0
I would just like to say that our daughter hasn't even had her wedding yet but I couldn't be happier. Services of Distinction are quick to respond, friendly and so happy to answer any questions you may have. All I can say about them is WOW!!!
Go for it, and give her a call. You won't be sorry....
I would just like to say that our daughter hasn't even had her wedding yet but I couldn't be happier. Services of Read more...
I would just like to say that our daughter hasn't even had her wedding yet but I couldn't be happier. Services of Distinction are quick to respond, friendly and so happy to answer any questions you may have. All I can say about them is WOW!!!
Go for it, and give her a call. You won't be sorry.... Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words Mom! I am looking forward to sharing in your daughter's special day and rejoicing with your family! See you soon1
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shemel
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Great job! Wish I could get married again so we can do it all over.
Great job! Wish I could get married again so we can do it all over.
Great job! Wish I could get married again so we can do it all over. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

I had a wonderful time with all of you. Thanks for sharing your specil aday with me and for the kind words!
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Christina
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was great! She made the wedding very special and she was very organized and made everything easy and explained everything she was going to do, no surprises. Thank you very much Rev. Kirsten!!!
Rev. Kirsten was great! She made the wedding very special and she was very organized and made everything easy and Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was great! She made the wedding very special and she was very organized and made everything easy and explained everything she was going to do, no surprises. Thank you very much Rev. Kirsten!!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

It was MY pleasure to join you for your special day. I hope you and Manny enjoy a wonderful life together! Peace, Rev. K
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Theresa
Wedding:
7/14/2007
5.0/5.0
The service was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for anything more. She was alot of help and great all around.
The service was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for anything more. She was alot of help and great all around.
The service was wonderful. I couldn't have asked for anything more. She was alot of help and great all around. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/14/2007
5.0/5.0
Kirsten was very flexible and helpful when planning our ceremony. She was reassuring and confident. She helped us to plan a ceremony that was unique and we incorporated several readings that we picked out. She has a pleasant speaking voice and demeanor. We really enjoyed working with Kirsten and highly recommend her services.
Kirsten was very flexible and helpful when planning our ceremony. She was reassuring and confident. She helped us to plan Read more...
Kirsten was very flexible and helpful when planning our ceremony. She was reassuring and confident. She helped us to plan a ceremony that was unique and we incorporated several readings that we picked out. She has a pleasant speaking voice and demeanor. We really enjoyed working with Kirsten and highly recommend her services. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

How wonderful to hear from you again! You know, I do baptisms too! Hint hint.....
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved Rev. Blom-Westbrook. From the beginning of wedding planning she was responsive and easy to be reached. She met with us and went over our relationship history, wedding information, and just got to know me and my (now) husband. She cared about what we wanted for our wedding ceremony and made sure she made it about us. She had both of us write her emails about why we loved each other and send them to her separately. It was really nice for her to add a little of what we said into our ceremony. She was easy to reach via email and phone. Even when I made last minute changes and decisions she made everything run smoothly. She was able to fit my rehearsal in when I asked her to last minute. I would have been totally stressed otherwise! She spoke beautifully at the wedding and we got so many compliments regarding her and her speaking. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!
We loved Rev. Blom-Westbrook. From the beginning of wedding planning she was responsive and easy to be reached. She met Read more...
We loved Rev. Blom-Westbrook. From the beginning of wedding planning she was responsive and easy to be reached. She met with us and went over our relationship history, wedding information, and just got to know me and my (now) husband. She cared about what we wanted for our wedding ceremony and made sure she made it about us. She had both of us write her emails about why we loved each other and send them to her separately. It was really nice for her to add a little of what we said into our ceremony. She was easy to reach via email and phone. Even when I made last minute changes and decisions she made everything run smoothly. She was able to fit my rehearsal in when I asked her to last minute. I would have been totally stressed otherwise! She spoke beautifully at the wedding and we got so many compliments regarding her and her speaking. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

You made a stunning couple for sure Rachel! Glitches and all...it was a great wedding and I was glad to be a part of it. Thank you for allowing me to take part. I wish you every happiness in the world!
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Lady-Guinevere
Wedding:
7/18/2014
4.9/5.0
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was so amazing! She was so helpful and willing to work with mine and my wife's schedule. I would definitely recommend her to someone who needed help with their marriage!
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was so amazing! She was so helpful and willing to work with mine and my wife's schedule. I Read more...
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was so amazing! She was so helpful and willing to work with mine and my wife's schedule. I would definitely recommend her to someone who needed help with their marriage! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Keshia
Wedding:
4/6/2014
4.9/5.0
The wedding was beautiful. I loved the location of the ceremony.
The wedding was beautiful. I loved the location of the ceremony.
The wedding was beautiful. I loved the location of the ceremony. Read less
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Ciera
Wedding:
3/1/2014
4.9/5.0
Was able to come out on short notice when our plans to go to the Court House on Monday were rained out! Affordable, provided a nice brochure and friendly. Was very familiar with the Federal Hill area which was interesting to get that added bonus as we were visiting Baltimore from Tampa, FL.
Was able to come out on short notice when our plans to go to the Court House on Monday were rained out! Affordable, Read more...
Was able to come out on short notice when our plans to go to the Court House on Monday were rained out! Affordable, provided a nice brochure and friendly. Was very familiar with the Federal Hill area which was interesting to get that added bonus as we were visiting Baltimore from Tampa, FL. Read less
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Jacob
Wedding:
10/24/2013
4.9/5.0
Thanks to Reverend Kirstin for an amazing special day. She scheduled and planned around our needs. In the end, it was a perfect no-worries ceremony for us -- thanks again!
Thanks to Reverend Kirstin for an amazing special day. She scheduled and planned around our needs. In the end, it was a Read more...
Thanks to Reverend Kirstin for an amazing special day. She scheduled and planned around our needs. In the end, it was a perfect no-worries ceremony for us -- thanks again! Read less
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Cherish
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.9/5.0
This was a wonderful experience for us. Very specific to us and a wonderful ceremony. We only wish we hadn't had to pay twice for wedding officiants but we live in Tennessee and got married there and in DC so we needed 2 different people. We would definitely recommend Kirsten to others. In fact, we already have recommended her for some of our friends who just got engaged!
This was a wonderful experience for us. Very specific to us and a wonderful ceremony. We only wish we hadn't had to pay Read more...
This was a wonderful experience for us. Very specific to us and a wonderful ceremony. We only wish we hadn't had to pay twice for wedding officiants but we live in Tennessee and got married there and in DC so we needed 2 different people. We would definitely recommend Kirsten to others. In fact, we already have recommended her for some of our friends who just got engaged! Read less
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Krystal
Wedding:
6/1/2012
4.9/5.0
We were a few weeks away from our wedding date and our officiant bailed on us for medical reasons! I started calling around and the answer I kept getting was no! Nope! Sorry I'm booked! When Rev. Kirsten Westbrook answered she not only said Yes, she said, "don't stress, and please don't worry, I will get to know you both and will make your day incredibly special and all about your love story!"

That is exactly what she did. She got on Skype with us that night and we had a plan in place. We both went to bed and said , "We love her!" We were asked to write a love letter to our spouse or about our spouse and turn it in. It was so much fun for us both!

We had kids to introduce into the marriage and she did so beautifully by suggesting a sand ceremony! We all loved it!

Our wedding was in Old Town Alexandria and it rained and stormed beyond anything you could imagine! Rev. Kirsten didn't let it phase her or take away from our day. Our garden wedding was shoved under a tent and we were all silenced by the thunderous booms! But Rev. looked into our eyes and said "Do you want me to stop, and wait?" I smiled and said no, please continue. So, she raised her voice louder than the thunder and read the script she wrote that told our love story! It was perfect!

Thank you! You made our ceremony perfect. I have happy tears as I write this. It's our 1 year anniversary in a few weeks! Can we do it again? ;)

With fond memories,
Krystal and Brad Trager
We were a few weeks away from our wedding date and our officiant bailed on us for medical reasons! I started calling Read more...
We were a few weeks away from our wedding date and our officiant bailed on us for medical reasons! I started calling around and the answer I kept getting was no! Nope! Sorry I'm booked! When Rev. Kirsten Westbrook answered she not only said Yes, she said, "don't stress, and please don't worry, I will get to know you both and will make your day incredibly special and all about your love story!"

That is exactly what she did. She got on Skype with us that night and we had a plan in place. We both went to bed and said , "We love her!" We were asked to write a love letter to our spouse or about our spouse and turn it in. It was so much fun for us both!

We had kids to introduce into the marriage and she did so beautifully by suggesting a sand ceremony! We all loved it!

Our wedding was in Old Town Alexandria and it rained and stormed beyond anything you could imagine! Rev. Kirsten didn't let it phase her or take away from our day. Our garden wedding was shoved under a tent and we were all silenced by the thunderous booms! But Rev. looked into our eyes and said "Do you want me to stop, and wait?" I smiled and said no, please continue. So, she raised her voice louder than the thunder and read the script she wrote that told our love story! It was perfect!

Thank you! You made our ceremony perfect. I have happy tears as I write this. It's our 1 year anniversary in a few weeks! Can we do it again? ;)

With fond memories,
Krystal and Brad Trager Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

Sure! You bring the Marines and the kids and I'll be there. Oh...but leave the rain somewhere else please! I LOVED being a part of your day. Thank you!
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pamelakmartin
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.9/5.0
My original officiant dropped out two weeks before the wedding, and Kristen swooped in and did a better job on than the original guy ever could've. She's totally flexible, very responsive, and completely reliable. How else can you describe someone who gives you an awesome rate at such short notice, and does both the rehearsal and ceremony with less than ten days' notice despite taking care of two six month olds! She was awesome from the minute I met her. As the bride, she listened to me and only me--a true relief that empowered me to make the decisions I wanted, despite otherwise pressures from family members. She was straightforward and fun with the wedding party, going along with their antics while keeping them in line during the rehearsal. And best of all, she did the ceremony exactly the way my husband and I wanted without interjecting her own beliefs/ideas on a promise that is entirely personal in nature. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her, and I recommend her to any and everyone! Thanks Kristen!!!
My original officiant dropped out two weeks before the wedding, and Kristen swooped in and did a better job on than the Read more...
My original officiant dropped out two weeks before the wedding, and Kristen swooped in and did a better job on than the original guy ever could've. She's totally flexible, very responsive, and completely reliable. How else can you describe someone who gives you an awesome rate at such short notice, and does both the rehearsal and ceremony with less than ten days' notice despite taking care of two six month olds! She was awesome from the minute I met her. As the bride, she listened to me and only me--a true relief that empowered me to make the decisions I wanted, despite otherwise pressures from family members. She was straightforward and fun with the wedding party, going along with their antics while keeping them in line during the rehearsal. And best of all, she did the ceremony exactly the way my husband and I wanted without interjecting her own beliefs/ideas on a promise that is entirely personal in nature. I honestly don't know what I would have done without her, and I recommend her to any and everyone! Thanks Kristen!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Reverend Kirsten was very polite and provided answers to any questions I possibly had. I had no confusion whatsoever and she made everything very easy for my wife and I. I appreciate the quick responses and handling everything in a professional matter all through email. Thank you Kirsten you're the best!
Reverend Kirsten was very polite and provided answers to any questions I possibly had. I had no confusion whatsoever and Read more...
Reverend Kirsten was very polite and provided answers to any questions I possibly had. I had no confusion whatsoever and she made everything very easy for my wife and I. I appreciate the quick responses and handling everything in a professional matter all through email. Thank you Kirsten you're the best! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
5/2/2014
4.8/5.0
Did not realize rev Kirsten was available on weekends. Would have made our travel a but easier. But in the end no complaints. It all went very smoothly.
Did not realize rev Kirsten was available on weekends. Would have made our travel a but easier. But in the end no Read more...
Did not realize rev Kirsten was available on weekends. Would have made our travel a but easier. But in the end no complaints. It all went very smoothly. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to celebrate with you.Congratulations again!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Professional, thorough, easy to work with, accommodating, prompt, efficient and a good communicator--not to mention
very likable!
Professional, thorough, easy to work with, accommodating, prompt, efficient and a good communicator--not to mention
Read more...
Professional, thorough, easy to work with, accommodating, prompt, efficient and a good communicator--not to mention
very likable! Read less
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Jody
Wedding:
11/12/2013
4.8/5.0
Kristen was a pleasure to work with. While we had a small ceremony on our farm (and with short notice I might add) it was evident she still put the time and effort into personalizing our ceremony.
Kristen was a pleasure to work with. While we had a small ceremony on our farm (and with short notice I might add) it was Read more...
Kristen was a pleasure to work with. While we had a small ceremony on our farm (and with short notice I might add) it was evident she still put the time and effort into personalizing our ceremony. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was a delight to work with from beginning to end. She is laid back and very easy to talk to. She will cater your wedding (or event) to suit your individual needs. We went with a non-denominational ceremony that was light and fun, but still incorporated the seriousness of wedding vows. She did a phenomenal job incorporating our story to make the ceremony personal and perfect. Throughout the process, Rev. Kirsten was prompt in her responses to any questions we may have had and she was always a professional. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone.
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was a delight to work with from beginning to end. She is laid back and very easy to talk to. Read more...
Rev. Kirsten Blom-Westbrook was a delight to work with from beginning to end. She is laid back and very easy to talk to. She will cater your wedding (or event) to suit your individual needs. We went with a non-denominational ceremony that was light and fun, but still incorporated the seriousness of wedding vows. She did a phenomenal job incorporating our story to make the ceremony personal and perfect. Throughout the process, Rev. Kirsten was prompt in her responses to any questions we may have had and she was always a professional. I would recommend her services to anyone and everyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Reverend Kirsten was amazing and great to work with in setting up our wedding. We were coming to D.C. and she managed getting our license and conducted our signing. She was professional and very warm & approachable. She handled all the paperwork and made the day a breeze. After everything was over she even gave us a ride across town to our reception lunch! We would recommend her to anyone going to D.C.to get married.
Reverend Kirsten was amazing and great to work with in setting up our wedding. We were coming to D.C. and she managed Read more...
Reverend Kirsten was amazing and great to work with in setting up our wedding. We were coming to D.C. and she managed getting our license and conducted our signing. She was professional and very warm & approachable. She handled all the paperwork and made the day a breeze. After everything was over she even gave us a ride across town to our reception lunch! We would recommend her to anyone going to D.C.to get married. Read less
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diaz84happy
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.8/5.0
I loved Kirsten, when I felt overwhelmed with the venue she took charge at the rehearsal and I only had to worry about my part and my part only. Thank you soo much if it weren't for you I would have ended up stressing over things that didn't matter for myself. Thank-you for saving me from a disaster.
I loved Kirsten, when I felt overwhelmed with the venue she took charge at the rehearsal and I only had to worry about my Read more...
I loved Kirsten, when I felt overwhelmed with the venue she took charge at the rehearsal and I only had to worry about my part and my part only. Thank you soo much if it weren't for you I would have ended up stressing over things that didn't matter for myself. Thank-you for saving me from a disaster. Read less
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Alisa
Wedding:
9/6/2014
4.7/5.0
Kirsten did an excellent job at our ceremony. She did a great job using our words to personalize the ceremony--it felt very "us." All the guests remarked on how personalized it was and how it really suited us. We also had some last minute changes (it started raining the second we lined up at our outdoor ceremony!) and she rolled with all the changes. I definitely recommend her!
Kirsten did an excellent job at our ceremony. She did a great job using our words to personalize the ceremony--it felt Read more...
Kirsten did an excellent job at our ceremony. She did a great job using our words to personalize the ceremony--it felt very "us." All the guests remarked on how personalized it was and how it really suited us. We also had some last minute changes (it started raining the second we lined up at our outdoor ceremony!) and she rolled with all the changes. I definitely recommend her! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/11/2014
4.7/5.0
We thank Rev. Westbrook for all she did for us we could have not been happier with the service she has provided.
We thank Rev. Westbrook for all she did for us we could have not been happier with the service she has provided.
We thank Rev. Westbrook for all she did for us we could have not been happier with the service she has provided. Read less
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Dana Roberts
Wedding:
10/7/2013
4.7/5.0
Rev Kirsten's unflappable nature and her ability to work through a myriad of challenges beyond anyone's control were remarkable. Her wisdom shone through as she spoke at the ceremony and conducted our vows. Libby and I will recall our wedding with great happiness and take courage from the words she gave us to speak to each other. It was a gift we will hold on to forever.

Thank you.

Dana
Rev Kirsten's unflappable nature and her ability to work through a myriad of challenges beyond anyone's control were Read more...
Rev Kirsten's unflappable nature and her ability to work through a myriad of challenges beyond anyone's control were remarkable. Her wisdom shone through as she spoke at the ceremony and conducted our vows. Libby and I will recall our wedding with great happiness and take courage from the words she gave us to speak to each other. It was a gift we will hold on to forever.

Thank you.

Dana Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Kristin did a wonderful job with our signing ceremony. Even though it was a short procedure, she made it feel every bit as important as a large event!
Kristin did a wonderful job with our signing ceremony. Even though it was a short procedure, she made it feel every bit as Read more...
Kristin did a wonderful job with our signing ceremony. Even though it was a short procedure, she made it feel every bit as important as a large event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
She was great! A bit pricey for something that only takes five minutes, but I guess that's how the wedding business is. She was very flexible and overall did a good job.
She was great! A bit pricey for something that only takes five minutes, but I guess that's how the wedding business is. Read more...
She was great! A bit pricey for something that only takes five minutes, but I guess that's how the wedding business is. She was very flexible and overall did a good job. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.6/5.0
We have received so many compliments on Kirsten's ceremony - it was exactly the tone we were looking for, it felt personal yet meaningful for our guests. Highly recommended.
We have received so many compliments on Kirsten's ceremony - it was exactly the tone we were looking for, it felt personal Read more...
We have received so many compliments on Kirsten's ceremony - it was exactly the tone we were looking for, it felt personal yet meaningful for our guests. Highly recommended. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Fantastic, flexible and just great to deal with!
Fantastic, flexible and just great to deal with!
Fantastic, flexible and just great to deal with! Read less
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Tracey
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.5/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was more than we expected. I was running late and even had a wardrobe malfunction and she was so helpful. Without missing a beat, she helped me get myself together. The ceremony was also more than we expected, you can tell that she LOVES her job. I had many guests comment on her ceremony with sincere/positive feedback. I was concerned b/c of the email communications prior to our wedding seemed aloof but it was all forgotten once I met her. She is much more beautiful in person as well, not just on the outside but on the inside. I would highly recommend Rev. Kirsten for your wedding or renewing of vows.
Rev. Kirsten was more than we expected. I was running late and even had a wardrobe malfunction and she was so helpful. Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was more than we expected. I was running late and even had a wardrobe malfunction and she was so helpful. Without missing a beat, she helped me get myself together. The ceremony was also more than we expected, you can tell that she LOVES her job. I had many guests comment on her ceremony with sincere/positive feedback. I was concerned b/c of the email communications prior to our wedding seemed aloof but it was all forgotten once I met her. She is much more beautiful in person as well, not just on the outside but on the inside. I would highly recommend Rev. Kirsten for your wedding or renewing of vows. Read less
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KP2012
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.4/5.0
Rev. Kirsten crafted an amazing, and very personal ceremony for us. Guests said it seemed like she had known us both for years, when in reality, we had only met once prior to our wedding, and had communicated mainly over email. Communication was a little difficult because everything was over email or by phone and sometimes things got lost in translation. This was the only reason we did not give 5 star ratings across the board.

In the end however, the ceremony included all the elements we requested, and Rev. Kirsten put a unique and heartwarming twist on all of them. She also projected a really calming presence, which was very reassuring for us both. All in all, we had a ceremony that we will cherish and remember forever. We would recommend her to others getting married in the DC metro area.
Rev. Kirsten crafted an amazing, and very personal ceremony for us. Guests said it seemed like she had known us both for Read more...
Rev. Kirsten crafted an amazing, and very personal ceremony for us. Guests said it seemed like she had known us both for years, when in reality, we had only met once prior to our wedding, and had communicated mainly over email. Communication was a little difficult because everything was over email or by phone and sometimes things got lost in translation. This was the only reason we did not give 5 star ratings across the board.

In the end however, the ceremony included all the elements we requested, and Rev. Kirsten put a unique and heartwarming twist on all of them. She also projected a really calming presence, which was very reassuring for us both. All in all, we had a ceremony that we will cherish and remember forever. We would recommend her to others getting married in the DC metro area. Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
8/29/2014
4.3/5.0
Being that we are a couple that reside in NC, Mrs. Westbrook made sure that all paperwork was filed to the courthouse for us in a timely manner since we could not stay in the area long enough to do it ourselves.
Being that we are a couple that reside in NC, Mrs. Westbrook made sure that all paperwork was filed to the courthouse for Read more...
Being that we are a couple that reside in NC, Mrs. Westbrook made sure that all paperwork was filed to the courthouse for us in a timely manner since we could not stay in the area long enough to do it ourselves. Read less
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Carolyn
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.3/5.0
Rev Kirsten is very professional and quiet spoken. The service she performed was exactly what we were looking for. I gave a 3 on value only because, by my frugal standards, price seemed steep for the roughly 30 minutes involved (excluding travel time). And while she was very good with responding quickly to emails, the 3.5 I gave on flexibility is only because she is such a busy person. As long as you don't need to make time changes as your event date gets close, you should have no problem. We were very happy with Rev K.
Rev Kirsten is very professional and quiet spoken. The service she performed was exactly what we were looking for. I gave Read more...
Rev Kirsten is very professional and quiet spoken. The service she performed was exactly what we were looking for. I gave a 3 on value only because, by my frugal standards, price seemed steep for the roughly 30 minutes involved (excluding travel time). And while she was very good with responding quickly to emails, the 3.5 I gave on flexibility is only because she is such a busy person. As long as you don't need to make time changes as your event date gets close, you should have no problem. We were very happy with Rev K. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was very friendly and accommodating to our requirements. It was fantastic having her part of our day!
Rev. Kirsten was very friendly and accommodating to our requirements. It was fantastic having her part of our day!
Rev. Kirsten was very friendly and accommodating to our requirements. It was fantastic having her part of our day! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.3/5.0
Rev. Kirsten really personalized our ceremony for us, incorporating details about our relationship from letters we wrote and from our own vows. She helped us plan exactly the type of ceremony we wanted and was open to our requests and suggestions. She also provided us with sample readings to choose from and made recommendations on how to order the ceremony to make it flow better.
Rev. Kirsten really personalized our ceremony for us, incorporating details about our relationship from letters we wrote Read more...
Rev. Kirsten really personalized our ceremony for us, incorporating details about our relationship from letters we wrote and from our own vows. She helped us plan exactly the type of ceremony we wanted and was open to our requests and suggestions. She also provided us with sample readings to choose from and made recommendations on how to order the ceremony to make it flow better. Read less
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Shireen
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.3/5.0
I was very pleased with Rev. Kirsten, although the cost was slightly more than I had anticipated (through our email discussions, she indicated that we would receive a "military discount" as my husband served in the Navy - I don't know if this was applied to our price, though).
I was very pleased with Rev. Kirsten, although the cost was slightly more than I had anticipated (through our email Read more...
I was very pleased with Rev. Kirsten, although the cost was slightly more than I had anticipated (through our email discussions, she indicated that we would receive a "military discount" as my husband served in the Navy - I don't know if this was applied to our price, though). Read less
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Dan
Wedding:
3/6/2014
4.1/5.0
We were very pleased with the ceremony. It was very personal and was a perfect representation of who we are. Thank you so much for making our day unique and memorable!
We were very pleased with the ceremony. It was very personal and was a perfect representation of who we are. Thank you so Read more...
We were very pleased with the ceremony. It was very personal and was a perfect representation of who we are. Thank you so much for making our day unique and memorable! Read less
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marychat
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.1/5.0
Rev. Kirsten was extremely helpful, understanding, and responsive to our individual situation.
I would absolutely recommend her!
Rev. Kirsten was extremely helpful, understanding, and responsive to our individual situation.
I would absolutely Read more...
Rev. Kirsten was extremely helpful, understanding, and responsive to our individual situation.
I would absolutely recommend her! Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
11/29/2013
4.0/5.0
The service was brief, poignant and well spoken.
Perfect choice for quick service.
The service was brief, poignant and well spoken.
Perfect choice for quick service.
The service was brief, poignant and well spoken.
Perfect choice for quick service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.5/5.0
Kirsten was great to work with and everyone at my wedding raved about her delivery and the "personalization" of the ceremony. Even though we did not have the opp. to meet before the wedding as I was long distance she was able to help with important details including the flow and feel of the ceremony. One area of improvement would have been to receive the ceremony sooner (we waited a few extra days than promised, which was nerve racking during crunch time), but overall she did a great service.
Kirsten was great to work with and everyone at my wedding raved about her delivery and the "personalization" of the Read more...
Kirsten was great to work with and everyone at my wedding raved about her delivery and the "personalization" of the ceremony. Even though we did not have the opp. to meet before the wedding as I was long distance she was able to help with important details including the flow and feel of the ceremony. One area of improvement would have been to receive the ceremony sooner (we waited a few extra days than promised, which was nerve racking during crunch time), but overall she did a great service. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

While I am glad to hear I you felt that I gave you a "great service", I find it disappointing to know that you had issues that perhaps could have been corrected. Now, not knowing who you are in particular since you chose not to identify yourself, I can't address the situation specifically. I DO know that I go out of my way to offer exemplary service to ALL my couples and I am sorry to hear that I while I was "Great to work with", that I fell short of your expectations.
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/29/2014
0.6/5.0
My wife and I scheduled a wedding with Rev Kirsten for 29 Mar @ 10.Our wedding was private, with only a photographer present.We followed up with Rev Kirsten a few days prior and she said that everything was in place for that day.We showed up to Constitution Gardens at 10 and met our photographer.I called our officiant since she was not there.She first rambled off something that made no sense-she thought she had sent a text to my phone the day prior.Then, she said that she was stuck in traffic and would be there as soon as she could.First, we had never had a text conversation, so I don't know why she would even text me anything (although I never received a text).Plus, how is she even to know that my number was a cell phone?Also, she sounded like she had been asleep when I called.She certainly didn't sound like she was in traffic.And why not call if she knew that she would be late?It must have been a heck of a traffic jam because she showed up over two hours late.We had already used our one hour photography time, but luckily he was willing to stay until she arrived (of course for an extra fee).Once she finally arrived, she looked very unprofessional for officiating.My wife and I were matching and Rev Kirsten briefed us that she would be wearing her standard robe to marry us.She actually showed up with blue jeans, bright yellow shirt, bright pink jacket, and navy blue umbrella.She gave us a lie about how bad traffic was, but when we left we had no trouble with traffic other than the normal wrecks and weather related issues.Certainly no two hour traffic jam.The whole thing was unbelievable. If it weren't for the love my wife and I have and the flexibility of our photographer, our day would have been completely ruined.I would never recommend Rev Kirsten or Services of Distinction.Good luck to you if you do.
My wife and I scheduled a wedding with Rev Kirsten for 29 Mar @ 10.Our wedding was private, with only a photographer Read more...
My wife and I scheduled a wedding with Rev Kirsten for 29 Mar @ 10.Our wedding was private, with only a photographer present.We followed up with Rev Kirsten a few days prior and she said that everything was in place for that day.We showed up to Constitution Gardens at 10 and met our photographer.I called our officiant since she was not there.She first rambled off something that made no sense-she thought she had sent a text to my phone the day prior.Then, she said that she was stuck in traffic and would be there as soon as she could.First, we had never had a text conversation, so I don't know why she would even text me anything (although I never received a text).Plus, how is she even to know that my number was a cell phone?Also, she sounded like she had been asleep when I called.She certainly didn't sound like she was in traffic.And why not call if she knew that she would be late?It must have been a heck of a traffic jam because she showed up over two hours late.We had already used our one hour photography time, but luckily he was willing to stay until she arrived (of course for an extra fee).Once she finally arrived, she looked very unprofessional for officiating.My wife and I were matching and Rev Kirsten briefed us that she would be wearing her standard robe to marry us.She actually showed up with blue jeans, bright yellow shirt, bright pink jacket, and navy blue umbrella.She gave us a lie about how bad traffic was, but when we left we had no trouble with traffic other than the normal wrecks and weather related issues.Certainly no two hour traffic jam.The whole thing was unbelievable. If it weren't for the love my wife and I have and the flexibility of our photographer, our day would have been completely ruined.I would never recommend Rev Kirsten or Services of Distinction.Good luck to you if you do. Read less
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Services of Distinction responded with the following comments:

This review is very disturbing & I am very sorry I didn't meet your expectations. The day of your wedding was certainly a nightmare for me as being stuck just 6 cars behind a horrific, fatal accident & being nearly 2 hours late for my 3 weddings was certainly not on my agenda for the day. I can't imagine the disappointment you felt at me not being on time for your special day, but in all honesty, at that moment, you were never my primary concern as it was for the person who died & the families that were affected by the tragedy was unfolding before me. Since it was not something I'd ever experienced before & since I was a bit flustered, I apologize for being a bit confused at "which Rachel" I was texting with; I happened to have another couple on my schedule with a another bride whose name was also Rachel.

Your commentary about me "lying" is insulting &is not true. I have NEVER been late for ANY wedding that I have officiated at in nearly 18+yrs I have been officiating. NEVER. Since I was traveling to DC from nearly 50 miles away from north of Baltimore, it was unlikely that this fatal accident would have affected your traffic in Washington, DC & should not have cast doubt in your mind since you didn't experience the same delays.

I wasn't aware that my wardrobe was a concern of yours since it was obvious to me that it wasn't for each of you coming dressed to your own wedding in jeans. I had been dressed in a suit that morning & was soiled by assisting at the accident. As I had an overnight bag with me w/a change of clothes, I opted to change rather than appear with human blood on my pants. I NEVER promised to wear a robe. You didn't indicate your preference, so I wore mine. I am sorry the choice of the color of my umbrella was offensive to you.

1800+ couples may not have all been entirely satisfied with my services over the years, but the reviews here clearly indicate many have been and that is just fine with me. Peace....

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Provide copy of your deployment papers WITHIN 90 DAYS and your ceremony is only $250.00. That is a savings of more than $150.00! I will come to your location and provide officiant services for a gathering of no more than 50 guests wedding party. Please have proper local licensing in hand. This is for weddings planned within 3 months of deployment only. Recently returned VET with papers to prove it? Your ceremony is FREE! Just cover my travel expenses and I'll be honored to officiate for you.
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