130x130 sq 1344951664323 timothyoconnell

Timothy O'Connell

Falls Church , VA
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Falls Church, VA 22046 US (map)

PHONE

703-532-9791

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

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... 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

Timothy Read less
Officiant

PHOTOS

130x130 sq 1336744077723 wedding8
130x130 sq 1336744085949 wedding1
130x130 sq 1336744092107 wedding2
130x130 sq 1336744100825 wedding3
130x130 sq 1336744108409 wedding4
130x130 sq 1336744118405 wedding5
130x130 sq 1336744128774 wedding6
130x130 sq 1336744136081 wedding7
130x130 sq 1348149442547 wedding
130x130 sq 1348159794327 wedding2

INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
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 - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

5.0
out of 5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
5.0/5.0
4.9/5.0
5.0/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
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
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Kate
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Timothy was a wonderful Officiant for our wedding. We met with him the initial time and then had a few meals with him over the months leading up to the wedding so that by the time we reached the wedding date, we felt like we were being married by a friend. He was so calming the day of and was just really thrilled to be part of it. He wrote us a lovely welcome and reflection and we enjoyed using the book he provided to put our ceremony together just how we wanted it.
Timothy was a wonderful Officiant for our wedding. We met with him the initial time and then had a few meals with him over Read more...
Timothy was a wonderful Officiant for our wedding. We met with him the initial time and then had a few meals with him over the months leading up to the wedding so that by the time we reached the wedding date, we felt like we were being married by a friend. He was so calming the day of and was just really thrilled to be part of it. He wrote us a lovely welcome and reflection and we enjoyed using the book he provided to put our ceremony together just how we wanted it. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Paul
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Timothy O'Connell was a true joy to have as our wedding officiant. He has a very kind, nurturing, and respectful way about him that puts everyone at ease and allows you to focus on the important details of your wedding ceremony. We knew immediately when we met him that he would be a great fit. He is extremely flexible and promoted the intimacy of our vows - helping us to tailor and create a ceremony that made sense for us as a couple. He is an incredibly bright and talented person and I would recommend him for anyone getting married within the greater DC area!
Timothy O'Connell was a true joy to have as our wedding officiant. He has a very kind, nurturing, and respectful way about Read more...
Timothy O'Connell was a true joy to have as our wedding officiant. He has a very kind, nurturing, and respectful way about him that puts everyone at ease and allows you to focus on the important details of your wedding ceremony. We knew immediately when we met him that he would be a great fit. He is extremely flexible and promoted the intimacy of our vows - helping us to tailor and create a ceremony that made sense for us as a couple. He is an incredibly bright and talented person and I would recommend him for anyone getting married within the greater DC area! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Mary
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
It was very important for my husband, John, and I to find the right officiant. Although both of us came from a Catholic background, we envisioned a ceremony that was more of a reflection of who we were as a couple rather than a series of words and actions that held little to no meaning to us personally. Yet, we knew that our families expected us to honor the traditions we were raised by. We were very lucky to have found Timothy because he made it possible for us to have it all.

I can't say enough good things about Timothy because he connected with us on so many levels. From the very first contact with him via email, he was responsive, welcoming, and open to sharing more about himself and his practice. He invited us into his home to better get to know one another and we felt very comfortable in his presence. He inquired about who we were as individuals, who we were as a couple, and who we aspired to be as husband and wife. Timothy lives a beautifully spiritual life and is very happy to share about his thoughts on love, life, and the beyond. What's important though is that he emphasizes that it's not about him, it's about you as a couple. His range of flexibility for how he could conduct a wedding ceremony gave us an open canvas on which to design ours. In case we weren't sure which direction to head, he provided us with resources including a CD and book, along with his unlimited guidance, to help us. We never had to worry about his accessibility,

In the end, we developed a highly detailed and complex ceremony script and plan. Timothy rose to the challenge and delivered a service well beyond our expectations. From the mood he set for the wedding to the administrative details of quickly processing our wedding certificate, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Timothy is by far the best choice for a wedding officiant. We have him to thank for allowing us to have such a memorable and absolutely perfect wedding ceremony.
It was very important for my husband, John, and I to find the right officiant. Although both of us came from a Catholic Read more...
It was very important for my husband, John, and I to find the right officiant. Although both of us came from a Catholic background, we envisioned a ceremony that was more of a reflection of who we were as a couple rather than a series of words and actions that held little to no meaning to us personally. Yet, we knew that our families expected us to honor the traditions we were raised by. We were very lucky to have found Timothy because he made it possible for us to have it all.

I can't say enough good things about Timothy because he connected with us on so many levels. From the very first contact with him via email, he was responsive, welcoming, and open to sharing more about himself and his practice. He invited us into his home to better get to know one another and we felt very comfortable in his presence. He inquired about who we were as individuals, who we were as a couple, and who we aspired to be as husband and wife. Timothy lives a beautifully spiritual life and is very happy to share about his thoughts on love, life, and the beyond. What's important though is that he emphasizes that it's not about him, it's about you as a couple. His range of flexibility for how he could conduct a wedding ceremony gave us an open canvas on which to design ours. In case we weren't sure which direction to head, he provided us with resources including a CD and book, along with his unlimited guidance, to help us. We never had to worry about his accessibility,

In the end, we developed a highly detailed and complex ceremony script and plan. Timothy rose to the challenge and delivered a service well beyond our expectations. From the mood he set for the wedding to the administrative details of quickly processing our wedding certificate, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Timothy is by far the best choice for a wedding officiant. We have him to thank for allowing us to have such a memorable and absolutely perfect wedding ceremony. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Luisa
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Timothy was exceptional! Since the moment we met him we knew he was the one for us. We knew this because he explained everything related to the ceremony in great detail. He also respected out spirituality and encouraged us to really invest into our ceremony and vows. He emphasized that the ceremony is the most important part of the day and boy was he right! He also availed himself to questions and concerns we had along the way. He was on top of the logistic of the ceremony and we did not have to worry about a thing. My husband and I are extremely satisfied and would recommend Timothy to everyone looking to get married.
Timothy was exceptional! Since the moment we met him we knew he was the one for us. We knew this because he explained Read more...
Timothy was exceptional! Since the moment we met him we knew he was the one for us. We knew this because he explained everything related to the ceremony in great detail. He also respected out spirituality and encouraged us to really invest into our ceremony and vows. He emphasized that the ceremony is the most important part of the day and boy was he right! He also availed himself to questions and concerns we had along the way. He was on top of the logistic of the ceremony and we did not have to worry about a thing. My husband and I are extremely satisfied and would recommend Timothy to everyone looking to get married. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Here's the easiest way to sum up Tim: During the reception, we had family members from both sides actively looking for him because they wanted to talk with him more about anything and everything. Everybody loves Tim, and for good reason. Just trust me, if you're thinking about using his services, just do it and save yourself the trouble of finding somebody who won't be half as good.
Here's the easiest way to sum up Tim: During the reception, we had family members from both sides actively looking for him Read more...
Here's the easiest way to sum up Tim: During the reception, we had family members from both sides actively looking for him because they wanted to talk with him more about anything and everything. Everybody loves Tim, and for good reason. Just trust me, if you're thinking about using his services, just do it and save yourself the trouble of finding somebody who won't be half as good. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Timothy was the perfect officiant for our August 2014 wedding at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church VA. Working with him was fun; he provided a workbook to help us put together the type of ceremony we desired, he reviewed the complete script a few weeks before our wedding and we felt he was a great value for the price he asks. The day of our wedding we were lucky to have perfect weather and Timothy was able to give a great opening reflection to our ceremony to set the tone. We could not have asked for a better officiant, he really was wonderful to work with and very reliable.
Timothy was the perfect officiant for our August 2014 wedding at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church VA. Working with him was Read more...
Timothy was the perfect officiant for our August 2014 wedding at 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church VA. Working with him was fun; he provided a workbook to help us put together the type of ceremony we desired, he reviewed the complete script a few weeks before our wedding and we felt he was a great value for the price he asks. The day of our wedding we were lucky to have perfect weather and Timothy was able to give a great opening reflection to our ceremony to set the tone. We could not have asked for a better officiant, he really was wonderful to work with and very reliable. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Oliya
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to find Timothy O'Connell in the months before our wedding. He came very highly recommended by prior clients, all of whom had written glowing reviews on popular wedding websites. We understand why. Hiring Tim was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding - he helped to make it truly unique and memorable.

When we interviewed Tim, he explained to us his personal philosophy on marital unions and shared with us his extensive experience performing marriage ceremonies. All of this gave us a terrific sense of confidence about his ability to do the job well. We also knew that he had the skills and tools to make it special! Tim gave us a short manual for drafting your own ceremony as well as a CD of the same material. My spouse and I collaborated and bonded over the ceremony drafting process, reading the manual, selecting our favorite passages together, and writing some of our own. We incorporated into our ceremony a reflection to be spoken by Tim, and the result was a fresh and unique celebration that tied together our values and ideas about love and marriage. Tim helped us create a truly personal and original ceremony.

Throughout the process, Tim was responsive, detail oriented, and incredibly attentive. He offered helpful advice that made the logistics of our ceremony smoother. Tim attended our rehearsal and helped us stay on track amid the happy chaos of distant family and friends seeing each other for the first time. Tim's delivery at the ceremony was perfect. He has a peaceful presence and a quiet confidence that has a way of channeling the eternal values behind marriage. His comments during our ceremony were profound and inspiring. We happily endorse him as a capable and truly gifted officiant. We were so lucky to have him join us on our special day!
We were so lucky to find Timothy O'Connell in the months before our wedding. He came very highly recommended by prior Read more...
We were so lucky to find Timothy O'Connell in the months before our wedding. He came very highly recommended by prior clients, all of whom had written glowing reviews on popular wedding websites. We understand why. Hiring Tim was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding - he helped to make it truly unique and memorable.

When we interviewed Tim, he explained to us his personal philosophy on marital unions and shared with us his extensive experience performing marriage ceremonies. All of this gave us a terrific sense of confidence about his ability to do the job well. We also knew that he had the skills and tools to make it special! Tim gave us a short manual for drafting your own ceremony as well as a CD of the same material. My spouse and I collaborated and bonded over the ceremony drafting process, reading the manual, selecting our favorite passages together, and writing some of our own. We incorporated into our ceremony a reflection to be spoken by Tim, and the result was a fresh and unique celebration that tied together our values and ideas about love and marriage. Tim helped us create a truly personal and original ceremony.

Throughout the process, Tim was responsive, detail oriented, and incredibly attentive. He offered helpful advice that made the logistics of our ceremony smoother. Tim attended our rehearsal and helped us stay on track amid the happy chaos of distant family and friends seeing each other for the first time. Tim's delivery at the ceremony was perfect. He has a peaceful presence and a quiet confidence that has a way of channeling the eternal values behind marriage. His comments during our ceremony were profound and inspiring. We happily endorse him as a capable and truly gifted officiant. We were so lucky to have him join us on our special day! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We wanted to find someone who would provide a thoughtful and personalized ceremony, and Timothy delivered exactly what we hoped for! Timothy guided us through our choices for putting a ceremony together, answered all our questions, but let us choose the exact format and readings we wanted. His input and advice from the first meeting through the day of the wedding put us both at ease through the entire process.
We wanted to find someone who would provide a thoughtful and personalized ceremony, and Timothy delivered exactly what we Read more...
We wanted to find someone who would provide a thoughtful and personalized ceremony, and Timothy delivered exactly what we hoped for! Timothy guided us through our choices for putting a ceremony together, answered all our questions, but let us choose the exact format and readings we wanted. His input and advice from the first meeting through the day of the wedding put us both at ease through the entire process. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Default vendor profile pic
GoToSleep
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Timothy was wonderful in every aspect of our wedding! Timothy allows you to plan your entire wedding ceremony so you get to add your own unique style to your wedding. We had a fusion wedding, both Christian and Hindu ceremonies, and Timothy was extremely flexible. Timothy really allowed us to make this day everything we dreamed of and we are so thankful!
Timothy was wonderful in every aspect of our wedding! Timothy allows you to plan your entire wedding ceremony so you get Read more...
Timothy was wonderful in every aspect of our wedding! Timothy allows you to plan your entire wedding ceremony so you get to add your own unique style to your wedding. We had a fusion wedding, both Christian and Hindu ceremonies, and Timothy was extremely flexible. Timothy really allowed us to make this day everything we dreamed of and we are so thankful! Read less
Services Used: Officiant

MAP

 
Falls Church, VA 22046 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Timothy O'Connell
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
 
220x220 1344951664323 timothyoconnell