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WeddingCeremony.org, Jim Burch

Clifton , VA

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Clifton, VA 20124 US (map)

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703-818-8080

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ABOUT US

YOUR love shines through my ceremony. Non-denominational, different religions, Catholic, Christian and/or spiritual ... from the heart. My ceremony reflects and honors YOU as you are.... Read more
YOUR love shines through my ceremony. Non-denominational, different religions, Catholic, Christian and/or spiritual ... from the heart. My ceremony reflects and honors YOU as you are.

The love you feel for each other really comes through in my carefully-crafted ceremony ... both for you and for your guests - that is what I have been told is what distinguishes my ceremonies from what people are usually expecting. The really remarkable feature is that your family and guests actually feel the love you share and are gripped in the moment, consciously participating. I often see couples in the audience reach out to hold each other's hands as the ceremony unfolds, so lots of good things happen here! Most people today are not overly religious, but want a beautiful and meaningful ceremony ... not just a run-of-the-mill, as-expected repeat of something they have seen many, many times.

My wedding ceremonies are definitely spiritual. They have to be when you think about it: marriage is much more than a kiss and a binding contract. Mine is a Christian perspective as Jesus might have done it ... which means it offends no one, honors everyone (no matter their religion or lack of it), and joins our common humanity in its universal trait, love. At your wedding, you will have family and friends of every eclectic sort: very pious and wouldn't-set-foot-in-a-church-if-you-paid-them, Jews, Muslims, Christians and atheists. Universally, they all come out saying to each other, "That was the best wedding I ever saw!"

I will go anywhere, indoors or outdoors ... in Washington, DC, suburban Virginia (inner suburbs out to Winchester and Fredericksburg, especially Hunt Country), Maryland (inner DC suburbs, plus all of the wonderful locations in Baltimore, up to Frederick and to Harve de Grace). If you like, call and tell me what you want your wedding to be like. We'll talk, and, if that sounds initially attractive, we'd meet and get to know each other, and we would go over the ceremony I use. You take it home after our meeting and read it over. If you like it, you then call back and confirm, and we go from there. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, KY, LA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, VT, WV

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were referred to Jim by family friends who had worked with Jim in the past. We are so grateful that those family friends referred us because we had such a pleasant experience with Jim throughout our entire wedding process. He was super friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and flexible in the months leading up to our wedding day. After presiding over the wedding itself, we lost count of how many guests came up to us saying how great the officiant was. We can't thank Jim enough for being such a huge part of our big day.
We were referred to Jim by family friends who had worked with Jim in the past. We are so grateful that those family Read more...
We were referred to Jim by family friends who had worked with Jim in the past. We are so grateful that those family friends referred us because we had such a pleasant experience with Jim throughout our entire wedding process. He was super friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and flexible in the months leading up to our wedding day. After presiding over the wedding itself, we lost count of how many guests came up to us saying how great the officiant was. We can't thank Jim enough for being such a huge part of our big day. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so glad that Jim was our officiant!! My husband have different religious backgrounds, and our guests differed widely in their religious beliefs and cultures. Jim was a bridge for everyone, and we were so impressed with Jim's eloquence and understanding of different views and beliefs. In fact, several guests of different backgrounds told us after the wedding how impressed they were by Jim.

I cannot underestimate the importance of having an officiant who is also a great public speaker, and Jim was both and worth every penny and more of his fee. Do not feel intimidated by his fee as it is a bit higher than the average officiant fee, but you get what you pay for. Jim was very easy to work with, came very well rehearsed, and produced a flawless ceremony. I would book Jim again in a heartbeat since he is everything we wanted and more in a wedding officiant. Thanks for everything, Jim! We would not have had such a wonderful wedding without you!!
My husband and I are so glad that Jim was our officiant!! My husband have different religious backgrounds, and our guests Read more...
My husband and I are so glad that Jim was our officiant!! My husband have different religious backgrounds, and our guests differed widely in their religious beliefs and cultures. Jim was a bridge for everyone, and we were so impressed with Jim's eloquence and understanding of different views and beliefs. In fact, several guests of different backgrounds told us after the wedding how impressed they were by Jim.

I cannot underestimate the importance of having an officiant who is also a great public speaker, and Jim was both and worth every penny and more of his fee. Do not feel intimidated by his fee as it is a bit higher than the average officiant fee, but you get what you pay for. Jim was very easy to work with, came very well rehearsed, and produced a flawless ceremony. I would book Jim again in a heartbeat since he is everything we wanted and more in a wedding officiant. Thanks for everything, Jim! We would not have had such a wonderful wedding without you!! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
10/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Jim was extremely approachable and easy to work with. His particular views were in line with my own and my spouse's and he tailored the ceremony to what worked best for us. We felt very comfortable and he made the ceremony seamless. I recommend him without reservation.
Jim was extremely approachable and easy to work with. His particular views were in line with my own and my spouse's and he Read more...
Jim was extremely approachable and easy to work with. His particular views were in line with my own and my spouse's and he tailored the ceremony to what worked best for us. We felt very comfortable and he made the ceremony seamless. I recommend him without reservation. Read less
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Jwilbur
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
1. Jim Burch was the perfect person to lead our wedding ceremony. He helped us stay relaxed and comfortable through the entire thing with his confidence and warm smile. Everything went smoothly and was meaningful. His explanation of the meaning of marriage was a very special part of the ceremony.
Thank you once again.
Joanna & Carl
1. Jim Burch was the perfect person to lead our wedding ceremony. He helped us stay relaxed and comfortable through the Read more...
1. Jim Burch was the perfect person to lead our wedding ceremony. He helped us stay relaxed and comfortable through the entire thing with his confidence and warm smile. Everything went smoothly and was meaningful. His explanation of the meaning of marriage was a very special part of the ceremony.
Thank you once again.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jim Burch really made our wedding day beautiful and amazing. He gave us the opportunity to meet with him prior to our ceremony, and he provided us with very helpful service selections, which we were able to use to personalize our ceremony. He was timely, professional, accommodating, and personable with us and our guests on our big day. If we got married again, we would request Jim without question. It was so much more than the quick Justice of Peace deal that we could have gotten with anyone else.
Jim Burch really made our wedding day beautiful and amazing. He gave us the opportunity to meet with him prior to our Read more...
Jim Burch really made our wedding day beautiful and amazing. He gave us the opportunity to meet with him prior to our ceremony, and he provided us with very helpful service selections, which we were able to use to personalize our ceremony. He was timely, professional, accommodating, and personable with us and our guests on our big day. If we got married again, we would request Jim without question. It was so much more than the quick Justice of Peace deal that we could have gotten with anyone else. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Jim performed our ceremony and was wonderful! He has a tried-and-true ceremony blueprint that makes the process easy, efficient, and sufficiently customizable. Our experience was wonderful!
Jim performed our ceremony and was wonderful! He has a tried-and-true ceremony blueprint that makes the process easy, Read more...
Jim performed our ceremony and was wonderful! He has a tried-and-true ceremony blueprint that makes the process easy, efficient, and sufficiently customizable. Our experience was wonderful! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
While our wedding ceremony has now 'come and gone'...and our Virginia "Wine Country Wedding" trip is now in the books...thanks to Jim Burch, we will always have the wonderful memories of September 24, 2016 to look-back on. Jim brought-together such a beautiful ceremony, working with us...and then adding the special touches he integrated into our celebration. We are so glad that we selected Jim to officiate at our commitment of everlasting love for each other. It will be a 'moment in time' both Angela and I remember fondly forever. We highly recommend Jim Burch..!!
While our wedding ceremony has now 'come and gone'...and our Virginia "Wine Country Wedding" trip is now in the Read more...
While our wedding ceremony has now 'come and gone'...and our Virginia "Wine Country Wedding" trip is now in the books...thanks to Jim Burch, we will always have the wonderful memories of September 24, 2016 to look-back on. Jim brought-together such a beautiful ceremony, working with us...and then adding the special touches he integrated into our celebration. We are so glad that we selected Jim to officiate at our commitment of everlasting love for each other. It will be a 'moment in time' both Angela and I remember fondly forever. We highly recommend Jim Burch..!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
He was professional and quick to respond. We truly enjoyed working with him and he made it easy!
He was professional and quick to respond. We truly enjoyed working with him and he made it easy!
He was professional and quick to respond. We truly enjoyed working with him and he made it easy! Read less
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Brianne
Wedding:
8/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Jim was amazing -- he called me as soon as I made an inquiry and also assisted in helping me and my fiancé with our vows (he sent some samples, ideas). We had a small, "just us" ceremony, which will be followed by an actual wedding (for all friends and family) next year, on our one-year anniversary. Jim wrote a beautiful service for us, even though this was just the "small" wedding. He also had a lovely certificate printed (much better than the one from the courthouse!) and provided a copy of the ceremony. We will probably use him again next year, for the "big" wedding.
Jim was amazing -- he called me as soon as I made an inquiry and also assisted in helping me and my fiancé with our vows Read more...
Jim was amazing -- he called me as soon as I made an inquiry and also assisted in helping me and my fiancé with our vows (he sent some samples, ideas). We had a small, "just us" ceremony, which will be followed by an actual wedding (for all friends and family) next year, on our one-year anniversary. Jim wrote a beautiful service for us, even though this was just the "small" wedding. He also had a lovely certificate printed (much better than the one from the courthouse!) and provided a copy of the ceremony. We will probably use him again next year, for the "big" wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jim officiated our wedding this past weekend and he was absolutely fantastic!! My wife and I could not have asked for a more professional, attentive, or flexible officiant.

Jim did a great job of tailoring the ceremony to exactly what we were looking for. He made us feel at ease during the ceremony as well by reading us our vows and lines to make sure that we wouldn't forget anything.

Jim went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for and we are truly blessed that he was able to officiate our wedding.
Jim officiated our wedding this past weekend and he was absolutely fantastic!! My wife and I could not have asked for a Read more...
Jim officiated our wedding this past weekend and he was absolutely fantastic!! My wife and I could not have asked for a more professional, attentive, or flexible officiant.

Jim did a great job of tailoring the ceremony to exactly what we were looking for. He made us feel at ease during the ceremony as well by reading us our vows and lines to make sure that we wouldn't forget anything.

Jim went above and beyond anything we could have hoped for and we are truly blessed that he was able to officiate our wedding. Read less
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