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Wedding Ceremonies by Jeff

Alexandria , VA
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Alexandria, VA 22301 US (map)

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703-980-1677

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My name is Jeff Maszal and I have officiated wedding ceremonies for couples of almost every faith, race, and culture.

Each wedding is customized to meet your needs. I take... Read more
My name is Jeff Maszal and I have officiated wedding ceremonies for couples of almost every faith, race, and culture.

Each wedding is customized to meet your needs. I take pride in listening to you and working with you to create a ceremony that reflects who you are, what you want, and what your faith, family, and culture may request or require.

An Ordained Minister, in good standing (and a former management consultant), I officiate traditional, contemporary, religious (Christian, etc), non-denominational, spiritual, interfaith, cross-cultural, and secular/non-religious ceremonies.

Religious and interfaith ceremonies that I have officiated/co-officiated include those from the Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Bahá'í, Confucianism, and Taoist faiths. I have incorporated cultural traditions from most part of the world.

I’m licensed to officiate in Virginia, Washington D.C., and Virginia.

Check out my web page at www.weddingceremoniesbyjeff.com or contact me at 703.980.1677 and let me know if you have any questions. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
DC, MD, PA, VA

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jeff did an outstanding job officiating our wedding on June 20, 2015 at Belmont Country Club. We couldn't be happier with how to ceremony turned out. Jeff is very experienced and great at what he does. He had complete control of the ceremony and seamlessly transitioned everyone into the Manor house when it started to rain outside right before the exchange of the rings. Guests even commented on how much they liked the change in settings! From the planning stages, Jeff went through all the options available to us for our ceremony (there are A LOT!). He is very knowledgeable with different traditions, ceremony readings, vows etc. I was hesitant at first to spend a lot on an officiant, but I truly think it was worth every penny. We didn't have him attend the rehearsal, and it wasn't needed at all. Tons of guests complimented on how great he did. Thank you, Jeff!
Jeff did an outstanding job officiating our wedding on June 20, 2015 at Belmont Country Club. We couldn't be happier with Read more...
Jeff did an outstanding job officiating our wedding on June 20, 2015 at Belmont Country Club. We couldn't be happier with how to ceremony turned out. Jeff is very experienced and great at what he does. He had complete control of the ceremony and seamlessly transitioned everyone into the Manor house when it started to rain outside right before the exchange of the rings. Guests even commented on how much they liked the change in settings! From the planning stages, Jeff went through all the options available to us for our ceremony (there are A LOT!). He is very knowledgeable with different traditions, ceremony readings, vows etc. I was hesitant at first to spend a lot on an officiant, but I truly think it was worth every penny. We didn't have him attend the rehearsal, and it wasn't needed at all. Tons of guests complimented on how great he did. Thank you, Jeff! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Jeff was AWESOME. With his help, we were able to put together the PERFECT wedding ceremony. So many guests came up to us after the wedding to tell us how beautiful the words of the ceremony were. I'm so grateful to him for putting into words the love that my husband felt for each other, as though he had known us for forever.

Working with Jeff was equally as amazing. Despite our living in Boston, he took the time to really get to know us. By the time I finally met him, in the bridal suite before my wedding, I felt like I'd known him practically my whole life. In the weeks and months leading up to the wedding, he was always available to answer our questions about how weddings happen, wedding etiquette, and similar topics. He was always so kind and gracious and helpful.

Jeff was also funny. We had told him that we really enjoyed humor and hoped that it would be a part of our ceremony, and Jeff truly delivered. The ceremony never reached the point of feeling too stuffy or stiff - Jeff always had a funny jab here or there, which was exactly what we had wanted. He made everyone laugh, and in the end, our ceremony was a fun, joyous event.

Jeff seems like such a versatile guy, and he's especially really great at speaking. I'm certain that no matter what kind of ceremony you want, Jeff will be able to deliver the best possible message. Our wedding was made that much better by his distinguished presence, and we'll always be grateful to him for giving us the ceremony of our dreams. Thank you so much, Jeff!
Jeff was AWESOME. With his help, we were able to put together the PERFECT wedding ceremony. So many guests came up to us Read more...
Jeff was AWESOME. With his help, we were able to put together the PERFECT wedding ceremony. So many guests came up to us after the wedding to tell us how beautiful the words of the ceremony were. I'm so grateful to him for putting into words the love that my husband felt for each other, as though he had known us for forever.

Working with Jeff was equally as amazing. Despite our living in Boston, he took the time to really get to know us. By the time I finally met him, in the bridal suite before my wedding, I felt like I'd known him practically my whole life. In the weeks and months leading up to the wedding, he was always available to answer our questions about how weddings happen, wedding etiquette, and similar topics. He was always so kind and gracious and helpful.

Jeff was also funny. We had told him that we really enjoyed humor and hoped that it would be a part of our ceremony, and Jeff truly delivered. The ceremony never reached the point of feeling too stuffy or stiff - Jeff always had a funny jab here or there, which was exactly what we had wanted. He made everyone laugh, and in the end, our ceremony was a fun, joyous event.

Jeff seems like such a versatile guy, and he's especially really great at speaking. I'm certain that no matter what kind of ceremony you want, Jeff will be able to deliver the best possible message. Our wedding was made that much better by his distinguished presence, and we'll always be grateful to him for giving us the ceremony of our dreams. Thank you so much, Jeff! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Jeff worked with us from the beginning. He provided us with lots of ceremony options and allowed us the freedom to mix & match and completely customize what we wanted for a ceremony. I have been getting compliments left and right about how beautiful our wedding ceremony was and my husband and I couldn't be more pleased. I highly recommend Jeff - you won't be disappointed. Extremely fast responses too which is a huge plus because I didn't get so lucky with other vendors and it can get frustrating.
Jeff worked with us from the beginning. He provided us with lots of ceremony options and allowed us the freedom to mix & Read more...
Jeff worked with us from the beginning. He provided us with lots of ceremony options and allowed us the freedom to mix & match and completely customize what we wanted for a ceremony. I have been getting compliments left and right about how beautiful our wedding ceremony was and my husband and I couldn't be more pleased. I highly recommend Jeff - you won't be disappointed. Extremely fast responses too which is a huge plus because I didn't get so lucky with other vendors and it can get frustrating. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Jeff was the our wedding officiant, and we had a wonderful experience working with him from the moment we met him! He was reliable, professional and flexible with our needs & schedule. Jeff created a beautiful ceremony for us that was personalized and thoughtful and made our guests feel connected to "our story". He made my husband and I feel comfortable and provided a sense of ease by walking us through the ceremony step by step at the rehearsal. The helpful hints he provided for the ceremony, on how to obtain a marriage license and how to change your name guided us through some uncharted territory! If you are looking for a wedding officiant to make your wedding day memorable, look no further--we highly recommend him!
Jeff was the our wedding officiant, and we had a wonderful experience working with him from the moment we met him! He was Read more...
Jeff was the our wedding officiant, and we had a wonderful experience working with him from the moment we met him! He was reliable, professional and flexible with our needs & schedule. Jeff created a beautiful ceremony for us that was personalized and thoughtful and made our guests feel connected to "our story". He made my husband and I feel comfortable and provided a sense of ease by walking us through the ceremony step by step at the rehearsal. The helpful hints he provided for the ceremony, on how to obtain a marriage license and how to change your name guided us through some uncharted territory! If you are looking for a wedding officiant to make your wedding day memorable, look no further--we highly recommend him! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
We knew Jeff was the right person from the moment we met with him. He was so warm and friendly and felt honored to be part of our day. He was easy and enjoyable to work with and helped us create a ceremony that was unique and special. We received so many complements of Jeff and our ceremony. He made our guests feel welcomed and guided us through every step of the way. We would recommend Jeff to anyone!
We knew Jeff was the right person from the moment we met with him. He was so warm and friendly and felt honored to be part Read more...
We knew Jeff was the right person from the moment we met with him. He was so warm and friendly and felt honored to be part of our day. He was easy and enjoyable to work with and helped us create a ceremony that was unique and special. We received so many complements of Jeff and our ceremony. He made our guests feel welcomed and guided us through every step of the way. We would recommend Jeff to anyone! Read less
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Manuela
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Jeff was amazing and I received several compliments from wedding guests. I highly recommend Jeff for pre-marital education sessions and your ceremony!
Jeff was amazing and I received several compliments from wedding guests. I highly recommend Jeff for pre-marital education Read more...
Jeff was amazing and I received several compliments from wedding guests. I highly recommend Jeff for pre-marital education sessions and your ceremony! Read less
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Mineko
Wedding:
5/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Arigato, Jeff! My (now) husband and I are Japanese, and cannot thank Jeff enough for officiating our religion-lite, culture-heavy ceremony. Despite contacting him only a month before our May wedding, Jeff sprang quickly into action, offering much-needed guidance and suggestions for a traditional sake ceremony as well as our "I do's." Jeff was extremely accommodating, willing to meet us between appointments and ceremonies at area coffee shops to walk us through timelines and ceremony templates. We especially appreciated our impromptu "walkthrough" at Peet's Coffee & Tea, days before our big day, holding hands and repeating after Jeff while everyone around us got their caffeine fix. Since my husbands mother tongue is not English, we were able to tweak the wording of the vows so that no one would get tripped up by rogue l's and r's and th's on our wedding day. On the day of our wedding, Jeff was a calming presence, whispering the order of events to us, while addressing the audience with his radio-announcer voice. There was laughter, tears and an outpouring of joy and we will never forget our best day ever. Thanks again, Jeff!
Arigato, Jeff! My (now) husband and I are Japanese, and cannot thank Jeff enough for officiating our religion-lite, Read more...
Arigato, Jeff! My (now) husband and I are Japanese, and cannot thank Jeff enough for officiating our religion-lite, culture-heavy ceremony. Despite contacting him only a month before our May wedding, Jeff sprang quickly into action, offering much-needed guidance and suggestions for a traditional sake ceremony as well as our "I do's." Jeff was extremely accommodating, willing to meet us between appointments and ceremonies at area coffee shops to walk us through timelines and ceremony templates. We especially appreciated our impromptu "walkthrough" at Peet's Coffee & Tea, days before our big day, holding hands and repeating after Jeff while everyone around us got their caffeine fix. Since my husbands mother tongue is not English, we were able to tweak the wording of the vows so that no one would get tripped up by rogue l's and r's and th's on our wedding day. On the day of our wedding, Jeff was a calming presence, whispering the order of events to us, while addressing the audience with his radio-announcer voice. There was laughter, tears and an outpouring of joy and we will never forget our best day ever. Thanks again, Jeff! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jeff was absolutely wonderful for our ceremony and incorporated everything that we wanted. He added the right amount of humor as well to keep everyone interested and was a pleasure to work with!
Jeff was absolutely wonderful for our ceremony and incorporated everything that we wanted. He added the right amount of Read more...
Jeff was absolutely wonderful for our ceremony and incorporated everything that we wanted. He added the right amount of humor as well to keep everyone interested and was a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/1/2015
5.0/5.0
Jeff Maszal was our officiant for our wedding on May 1, and Jeff was a fantastic officiant. My husband and I are so happy we hired him, and the entire process, from initial conversations to ceremony to post-wedding communication, couldn't have been better. We had an "interfaith ceremony", and it's pretty difficult to find an officiant who will customize your ceremony to your individual needs without judgement or reservation; Jeff was able to accommodate us very well and gave us exactly the ceremony we wanted.

Jeff is highly responsive in his communication, has a great personality, and was very knowledgeable about the entire process, especially our venue. Our ceremony was at Top of the Town, and Jeff knew the venue very well, which was very valuable in ensuring that our day went smoothly. Jeff ran the rehearsal and made sure everyone knew what to do, and the rehearsal and the ceremony couldn't have gone better.

We received many compliments from our guests about Jeff and the ceremony-- everyone loved his personality and his words during the ceremony. Everything was great! My husband and I strongly recommend Jeff!
Jeff Maszal was our officiant for our wedding on May 1, and Jeff was a fantastic officiant. My husband and I are so happy Read more...
Jeff Maszal was our officiant for our wedding on May 1, and Jeff was a fantastic officiant. My husband and I are so happy we hired him, and the entire process, from initial conversations to ceremony to post-wedding communication, couldn't have been better. We had an "interfaith ceremony", and it's pretty difficult to find an officiant who will customize your ceremony to your individual needs without judgement or reservation; Jeff was able to accommodate us very well and gave us exactly the ceremony we wanted.

Jeff is highly responsive in his communication, has a great personality, and was very knowledgeable about the entire process, especially our venue. Our ceremony was at Top of the Town, and Jeff knew the venue very well, which was very valuable in ensuring that our day went smoothly. Jeff ran the rehearsal and made sure everyone knew what to do, and the rehearsal and the ceremony couldn't have gone better.

We received many compliments from our guests about Jeff and the ceremony-- everyone loved his personality and his words during the ceremony. Everything was great! My husband and I strongly recommend Jeff! Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
4/4/2015
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing! He made our ceremony both emotional and fun. Both my husband and I were absolutely in awe of his open and friendly attitude while still being in complete command of the ceremony. The consistent comment throughout the night from all our guests was how amazing Jeff was. Jeff was part of our rehearsal and his obvious competence was a greatly reassuring ahead of the wedding. Truly a fantastic officiant.
Absolutely amazing! He made our ceremony both emotional and fun. Both my husband and I were absolutely in awe of his open Read more...
Absolutely amazing! He made our ceremony both emotional and fun. Both my husband and I were absolutely in awe of his open and friendly attitude while still being in complete command of the ceremony. The consistent comment throughout the night from all our guests was how amazing Jeff was. Jeff was part of our rehearsal and his obvious competence was a greatly reassuring ahead of the wedding. Truly a fantastic officiant. Read less
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