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Timothy O'Connell

Falls Church , VA

LOCATION

Falls Church, VA 22046 US

PHONE

703-532-9791

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ABOUT US

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My name is Timothy O'Connell and as an ordained Catholic priest, I have been an Officiant for the celebration of Marriage Vows since 1966. I am currently licensed to... Read more
Hi,

My name is Timothy O'Connell and as an ordained Catholic priest, I have been an Officiant for the celebration of Marriage Vows since 1966. I am currently licensed to celebrate marriages in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. (and by reciprocity in states such as Vermont, Connecticut, California, Hawaii, New Jersey and New York). With the understanding that all of the true religions are equal in the sight of God and that this Humanity is one body and one Spirit, I have officiated at weddings of almost every religious and ethnic stripe and at weddings of athiests, gnostics and agnostics. My focus is to invite you to speak your Vows from the depth of your Humanity, may they be in the presence of the One as you know and believe in the One; or not.

With materials I send home with you, I can assist you in constructing a ceremony that reflects your values and respects your families' values. And I will recommend that whatever Vows you choose to speak that you frame them beautifully on the wall of your home so that they are present to your marriage every day. YOUR SACRED/SOLEMN VOWS ARE YOUR CORNERSTONE.

My Life's education includes degrees in Philosophy and Classical languages, and advanced degrees in Theology and Psychology. My passions and skills include 'dadding' three children to their maturity in Happiness and in service to this Humanity. Too, as a Proficiant in Philosophy, I have spent my last fourty years building a school of Wisdom akin to Plato's Academy.

I have met with and walked with Doctor King, written nationally regarding the radical equality of women and the need for women Catholic priests, been imprisioned for matters of war and conscience and stood toe to toe with the Pope asking publically that the issue of birth control be left to the informed consciences of each couple.

Should you want to speak with me regarding the possibility of my celebrating as Officiant on your special day, please call me at 703 532-9431 or e-mail me at: oconnell108@aol.com. You may also visit my website at: yourweddingworks.com. I will be very glad to converse with you in these matters.

Humanity-One

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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We had our wedding this past weekend, and Mr. O'Connell was booked to perform the ceremony. However, after numerous calls and emails, that all went unanswered we found out that he passed away in early March. His daughter works with him, but never bothered to notify us of his passing. Thank God we figured something was up and we were able to find another officiant who did an amazing job. We put a deposit of $300 down for his services, but have yet to receive that refund from his daughter, even after meeting with her and sending a certified letter to their business address. We wish she would understand that they are/were running a business, and if they are unable to provide the services promised, that they do their due diligence and notify the scheduled couples of his passing and issue refunds to those who have already paid. He was a wonderful human being, but that does negate the fact that his daughter failed to notify us of his passing and has yet to issue a refund to services not rendered.

NOTE: IF YOU BOOKED THIS OFFICIANT, FIND SOMEONE ELSE, ASAP!
We had our wedding this past weekend, and Mr. O'Connell was booked to perform the ceremony. However, after numerous calls Read more...
We had our wedding this past weekend, and Mr. O'Connell was booked to perform the ceremony. However, after numerous calls and emails, that all went unanswered we found out that he passed away in early March. His daughter works with him, but never bothered to notify us of his passing. Thank God we figured something was up and we were able to find another officiant who did an amazing job. We put a deposit of $300 down for his services, but have yet to receive that refund from his daughter, even after meeting with her and sending a certified letter to their business address. We wish she would understand that they are/were running a business, and if they are unable to provide the services promised, that they do their due diligence and notify the scheduled couples of his passing and issue refunds to those who have already paid. He was a wonderful human being, but that does negate the fact that his daughter failed to notify us of his passing and has yet to issue a refund to services not rendered.

NOTE: IF YOU BOOKED THIS OFFICIANT, FIND SOMEONE ELSE, ASAP! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved Rev Timothy O'Connell. And so many people raved about him that we knew we wanted him to do our ceremony.
I loved how he set up a meeting so we could meet each other and make sure we were a good fit. We spent several hours with him talking to him. It was an enjoyable experience.
And the fact that we also got to design our own wedding ceremony also made the whole thing special.
We loved Rev Timothy O'Connell. And so many people raved about him that we knew we wanted him to do our ceremony.
I Read more...
We loved Rev Timothy O'Connell. And so many people raved about him that we knew we wanted him to do our ceremony.
I loved how he set up a meeting so we could meet each other and make sure we were a good fit. We spent several hours with him talking to him. It was an enjoyable experience.
And the fact that we also got to design our own wedding ceremony also made the whole thing special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Timothy O'Connell worked with us to create a ceremony that perfectly reflected our relationship. We were so happy to have found him and are grateful for the advice and guidance he provided us during such a special time and event in our lives.
Timothy O'Connell worked with us to create a ceremony that perfectly reflected our relationship. We were so happy to have Read more...
Timothy O'Connell worked with us to create a ceremony that perfectly reflected our relationship. We were so happy to have found him and are grateful for the advice and guidance he provided us during such a special time and event in our lives. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I found Timothy O'Connell after he was the officiant of her brother's wedding. We instantly felt a strong connection and knew that he would be the perfect fit for us. From the start, Timothy was very attentive to the our vision. He asked questions and listened to our suggestions. Most of all, not only was he interested in us as a couple, but also as individuals. He was very genuine in his interests and wanted to feel as much of a connection with us as we did with him.

Months leading up to the wedding, we were in contact with Timothy through phone calls and email correspondence. His process is simple. He acted as a guide and made suggestions as we in fact created the wedding ourselves. In the early stages, we insisted that the ceremony reflected our beliefs and values as much as spiritual and religious beliefs. We wanted a ceremony that emphasized these ideals and created a sense of purpose and meaning. He was very instrumental in helping us focus our thoughts and to eventually compose an unforgettable ceremony.

Timothy would be the ideal officiant for all types of ceremonies. We were privileged to have him participate in our special day. In fact, we can't imagine having anyone other than Timothy officiate our wedding.
My wife and I found Timothy O'Connell after he was the officiant of her brother's wedding. We instantly felt a strong Read more...
My wife and I found Timothy O'Connell after he was the officiant of her brother's wedding. We instantly felt a strong connection and knew that he would be the perfect fit for us. From the start, Timothy was very attentive to the our vision. He asked questions and listened to our suggestions. Most of all, not only was he interested in us as a couple, but also as individuals. He was very genuine in his interests and wanted to feel as much of a connection with us as we did with him.

Months leading up to the wedding, we were in contact with Timothy through phone calls and email correspondence. His process is simple. He acted as a guide and made suggestions as we in fact created the wedding ourselves. In the early stages, we insisted that the ceremony reflected our beliefs and values as much as spiritual and religious beliefs. We wanted a ceremony that emphasized these ideals and created a sense of purpose and meaning. He was very instrumental in helping us focus our thoughts and to eventually compose an unforgettable ceremony.

Timothy would be the ideal officiant for all types of ceremonies. We were privileged to have him participate in our special day. In fact, we can't imagine having anyone other than Timothy officiate our wedding. Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Timothy was wonderful to work with! My husband and I were looking for a way to balance our religious backgrounds with our current spirituality in a ceremony that would not only provide the comforts of tradition that our families appreciate but also tailor it to something that was truly representative of us. From our first meeting on, we found that Timothy was the perfect balance! He had incredibly helpful resources to help us develop the structure of our ceremony and was able to guide us along the way to something that read beautifully on the day of. He was professional and punctual every step of the way and has this wonderful way of making you feel like so much more than just another customer. He connects with you on a personal level which adds a wonderful additional level of emotion to the actual ceremony. All in all, we would highly recommend Timothy to anyone we know who is getting married!
Timothy was wonderful to work with! My husband and I were looking for a way to balance our religious backgrounds with our Read more...
Timothy was wonderful to work with! My husband and I were looking for a way to balance our religious backgrounds with our current spirituality in a ceremony that would not only provide the comforts of tradition that our families appreciate but also tailor it to something that was truly representative of us. From our first meeting on, we found that Timothy was the perfect balance! He had incredibly helpful resources to help us develop the structure of our ceremony and was able to guide us along the way to something that read beautifully on the day of. He was professional and punctual every step of the way and has this wonderful way of making you feel like so much more than just another customer. He connects with you on a personal level which adds a wonderful additional level of emotion to the actual ceremony. All in all, we would highly recommend Timothy to anyone we know who is getting married! Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Timothy was great! He made our ceremony amazing and memorable. He helped us create a ceremony that so perfectly captured everything we wanted our ceremony to be about. The book he provided was a great help in planning and allowed us to customize everything exactly to our wishes. It was so touching and beautiful that he had many of the audience in tears. I would absolutely recommend him.
Timothy was great! He made our ceremony amazing and memorable. He helped us create a ceremony that so perfectly captured Read more...
Timothy was great! He made our ceremony amazing and memorable. He helped us create a ceremony that so perfectly captured everything we wanted our ceremony to be about. The book he provided was a great help in planning and allowed us to customize everything exactly to our wishes. It was so touching and beautiful that he had many of the audience in tears. I would absolutely recommend him. Read less
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dthomas
Wedding:
10/25/2014
4.9/5.0
We loved working with Rev. Tim to make our ceremony unique and special!
We loved working with Rev. Tim to make our ceremony unique and special!
We loved working with Rev. Tim to make our ceremony unique and special! Read less
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Brendan
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Timothy was everything we could ask for in an officiant. He allowed us full control of the design of our ceremony yet provided guidance when needed or requested. We met with him several times which helped my wife and I really get to know him. All of his efforts helped the ceremony run so smoothly and we were so comfortable and reassured. Timothy's custom reflection during the ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt. We were so happy with our choice and I encourage you to talk with Timothy if you are considering an officiant.
Timothy was everything we could ask for in an officiant. He allowed us full control of the design of our ceremony yet Read more...
Timothy was everything we could ask for in an officiant. He allowed us full control of the design of our ceremony yet provided guidance when needed or requested. We met with him several times which helped my wife and I really get to know him. All of his efforts helped the ceremony run so smoothly and we were so comfortable and reassured. Timothy's custom reflection during the ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt. We were so happy with our choice and I encourage you to talk with Timothy if you are considering an officiant. Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
For our wedding, my now husband was very concerned about how his family would react to us not having a wedding in a church. He is Catholic and everyone in his family before him had been married in a church. However, both of us wanted to get married outdoors at our hotel venue. We were so lucky to Timothy O'Connell. He was extremely warm and flexible and seemed as though he truly cares about his couples and his work. After one conversation, we knew we wanted him to marry us. Shortly before the wedding, I started to worry about the length of the ceremony so made some changes and Tim had no issues with the change and everything went great!
For our wedding, my now husband was very concerned about how his family would react to us not having a wedding in a Read more...
For our wedding, my now husband was very concerned about how his family would react to us not having a wedding in a church. He is Catholic and everyone in his family before him had been married in a church. However, both of us wanted to get married outdoors at our hotel venue. We were so lucky to Timothy O'Connell. He was extremely warm and flexible and seemed as though he truly cares about his couples and his work. After one conversation, we knew we wanted him to marry us. Shortly before the wedding, I started to worry about the length of the ceremony so made some changes and Tim had no issues with the change and everything went great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Timothy was the officiant at my wedding on October 5th, 2014 and he did an amazing job. My husband and I live in North Carolina, so we spoke with Timothy over the phone and on Skype. At the end of our first Skype call with Timothy, we decided right away that we wanted to go with him. We loved everything he had to say, and we felt so comfortable with him. We really enjoyed using the book he sends to create our own ceremony, it was such a great experience. On the day of the wedding when we finally met in person, I felt like we had known each other for years. The ceremony was went perfectly, and the reflection Timothy gave was so beautiful. Everyone in my family told me it was one of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies they have ever been to and that they could tell it was full of love. If you are looking for an officiant for your wedding, I highly recommend using Timothy. Choosing him was probably one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding.
Timothy was the officiant at my wedding on October 5th, 2014 and he did an amazing job. My husband and I live in North Read more...
Timothy was the officiant at my wedding on October 5th, 2014 and he did an amazing job. My husband and I live in North Carolina, so we spoke with Timothy over the phone and on Skype. At the end of our first Skype call with Timothy, we decided right away that we wanted to go with him. We loved everything he had to say, and we felt so comfortable with him. We really enjoyed using the book he sends to create our own ceremony, it was such a great experience. On the day of the wedding when we finally met in person, I felt like we had known each other for years. The ceremony was went perfectly, and the reflection Timothy gave was so beautiful. Everyone in my family told me it was one of the most beautiful wedding ceremonies they have ever been to and that they could tell it was full of love. If you are looking for an officiant for your wedding, I highly recommend using Timothy. Choosing him was probably one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding. Read less
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