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With This Ring I Thee Wedd

Alexandria , VA
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Alexandria, VA 22310 US (map)

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703-577-2164

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! I am a Marriage Celebrant authorized by Fairfax County Circuit Court to celebrate wedding ceremonies in Virginia. Additionally, I'm licensed in... Read more
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! I am a Marriage Celebrant authorized by Fairfax County Circuit Court to celebrate wedding ceremonies in Virginia. Additionally, I'm licensed in Washington, DC and have reciprocal standing in Maryland. With This Ring was recently featured in a blog post, Winery Weddings Magazine. Follow this link to that article. http://www.wineryweddingmagazine.com/qa-with-an-officiant/

With 24 years of experience, I possess the skills to assist you design a ceremony that is cross-cultural, spiritual, Christian, interfaith or secular. Every couple I meet, every ceremony I celebrate, is unique and memorable. I encourage couples who may not want a religious ceremony but a spiritual ceremony to embrace and include cultural traditions within their ceremony. From the volume of materials I've collected over the years, I will guide you as together we craft the ceremony that tells your story and expresses your values.

Wedding celebrations occur in just about every venue imaginable, from parks and backyards to churches and ballrooms, hospital chapels and historic properties. Also, consider a theme wedding...these of a few of the themed weddings I had the pleasure of being part of....Jimmy Buffet, renaissance and luau weddings. Regardless of where, when, themed or not, I will work with you to ensure your wedding is about you!

In April 1992 I conducted my first wedding and to date I've presided at more than 2000 weddings. I hold a M.Ed. in family counseling from the University of Maryland. Additionally, I am a Virginia Certified Mediator, Conflict Coach, Stephen Minister, and a Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest individual recognition bestowed by Toastmasters International.

To stay current with wedding matters, I am a member of the Association of Wedding Professionals. The meetings are planned to allow members the opportunity to network, and participate in an education component presented by a subject matter expert. Occasionally I am asked "what happens if something happens to you?" Through networking I have many resources available to me should I need a replacement due to an illness or personal emergency.

Contact me today at leora@withthisringitheewedd.com to set-up a complimentary get acquainted meeting. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
DC, MD, VA

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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/14/2017
5.0/5.0
Leora is phenomenal! She is warm, kind, and very patient. She took time to meet with us in order to get to know us as people and as a couple, so she could design our civil ceremony based on our needs. She wrote an absolutely lovely ceremony, adding in poems/readings that fit our unique 'situation' of preparing to move overseas, especially has a newly married couple. We, as well as our family that was in attendance, were absolutely thrilled with what she did for us. We highly recommend hiring Leora for whatever kind of wedding ceremony you plan to have...she's wonderful!
Leora is phenomenal! She is warm, kind, and very patient. She took time to meet with us in order to get to know us as Read more...
Leora is phenomenal! She is warm, kind, and very patient. She took time to meet with us in order to get to know us as people and as a couple, so she could design our civil ceremony based on our needs. She wrote an absolutely lovely ceremony, adding in poems/readings that fit our unique 'situation' of preparing to move overseas, especially has a newly married couple. We, as well as our family that was in attendance, were absolutely thrilled with what she did for us. We highly recommend hiring Leora for whatever kind of wedding ceremony you plan to have...she's wonderful! Read less
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With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jennifer I appreciate your kind words!
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Roque
Wedding:
8/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora's professionalism and charisma made our special day even more special. She was very responsive in times where we were very stressed with the planning which made our experience a lot more comfortable. We'll be always grateful with the beautiful ceremony she provided. Something we will always remember!
Leora's professionalism and charisma made our special day even more special. She was very responsive in times where we Read more...
Leora's professionalism and charisma made our special day even more special. She was very responsive in times where we were very stressed with the planning which made our experience a lot more comfortable. We'll be always grateful with the beautiful ceremony she provided. Something we will always remember! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora was absolutely fabulous to work with! She took the time to really get to know my fiance and I and really made our vows special and unique to us. She was super flexible since we were located on the west coast and planning from afar. She spoke with such passion and power, it was truly an honor to have her standing by us. I would highly recommend her! Thanks Leora!!
Leora was absolutely fabulous to work with! She took the time to really get to know my fiance and I and really made our Read more...
Leora was absolutely fabulous to work with! She took the time to really get to know my fiance and I and really made our vows special and unique to us. She was super flexible since we were located on the west coast and planning from afar. She spoke with such passion and power, it was truly an honor to have her standing by us. I would highly recommend her! Thanks Leora!! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thanks Anna for your kind words.
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Shannon
Wedding:
8/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora made the day! She was professional, warm and kept her cool through distractions (we were married on the waterfront, and our decorations started to come loose and blow around us. She paused, we fixed the problem and kept going). The readings she chose were beautiful, she kept a nice rhythm through the ceremony and our guests loved her. I definitely recommend Leora for Alexandria-area weddings.
Leora made the day! She was professional, warm and kept her cool through distractions (we were married on the waterfront, Read more...
Leora made the day! She was professional, warm and kept her cool through distractions (we were married on the waterfront, and our decorations started to come loose and blow around us. She paused, we fixed the problem and kept going). The readings she chose were beautiful, she kept a nice rhythm through the ceremony and our guests loved her. I definitely recommend Leora for Alexandria-area weddings. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Shannon, I appreciate your kind words!
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Brandice
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora is really great. You can trust that your day will be so special when your in her hands. She took the time to put our ceremony together with lots of personal touches which made it unique and special. I would definitely recommend Leora to my friends and family.
Leora is really great. You can trust that your day will be so special when your in her hands. She took the time to put our Read more...
Leora is really great. You can trust that your day will be so special when your in her hands. She took the time to put our ceremony together with lots of personal touches which made it unique and special. I would definitely recommend Leora to my friends and family. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Michael
Wedding:
8/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora was perfect for our occasion. The script of our ceremony and the vows we exchanged were nothing short of stunning and heartfelt.

Leora was exceedingly accommodating being able to perform our ceremony on a short notice, and then being flexible during a Friday evening to meet us when were delayed in arriving at our location for a short and sweet civil ceremony.

If you are reading this review, I'd recommend not wasting any more time. You should contact Leora immediately and look no further!

- Michael & Christina
Leora was perfect for our occasion. The script of our ceremony and the vows we exchanged were nothing short of stunning Read more...
Leora was perfect for our occasion. The script of our ceremony and the vows we exchanged were nothing short of stunning and heartfelt.

Leora was exceedingly accommodating being able to perform our ceremony on a short notice, and then being flexible during a Friday evening to meet us when were delayed in arriving at our location for a short and sweet civil ceremony.

If you are reading this review, I'd recommend not wasting any more time. You should contact Leora immediately and look no further!

- Michael & Christina Read less
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M
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
We couldn't imagine a kinder, warmer, easier to work with officiant than Leora. It's a daunting task to find a stranger to be so crucial in one of the most personal and intimate moments in your life...and we couldn't be happier that we found Leora to be there for us. We had a small, private ceremony with only the two of us, Leora, and a photographer present, and her presence and guidance made the day exactly what we wanted it to be. I also imagine that she would be absolutely perfect in a bigger and more formal setting, as she is so personable and welcoming to all. Her words were so lovely and meaningful, and we are so extremely happy with all that she did for us. We would absolutely 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a top-notch officiant. Thanks, Leora!
We couldn't imagine a kinder, warmer, easier to work with officiant than Leora. It's a daunting task to find a stranger to Read more...
We couldn't imagine a kinder, warmer, easier to work with officiant than Leora. It's a daunting task to find a stranger to be so crucial in one of the most personal and intimate moments in your life...and we couldn't be happier that we found Leora to be there for us. We had a small, private ceremony with only the two of us, Leora, and a photographer present, and her presence and guidance made the day exactly what we wanted it to be. I also imagine that she would be absolutely perfect in a bigger and more formal setting, as she is so personable and welcoming to all. Her words were so lovely and meaningful, and we are so extremely happy with all that she did for us. We would absolutely 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a top-notch officiant. Thanks, Leora! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

You are very kind M, thank you!
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Jordan
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora was great. She was very helpful in figuring out our vows and ceremony program. At the ceremony itself, she had a great "stage presence" and helped us stay focused and calm.
Leora was great. She was very helpful in figuring out our vows and ceremony program. At the ceremony itself, she had a Read more...
Leora was great. She was very helpful in figuring out our vows and ceremony program. At the ceremony itself, she had a great "stage presence" and helped us stay focused and calm. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jordan and Sarah! Have a wonderful marriage. Warmly, Leora
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Celine
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora's professionalism, warmth and attention to detail will make for a ceremony tailored to the uniqueness of each couple she serves. She's the best!
Leora's professionalism, warmth and attention to detail will make for a ceremony tailored to the uniqueness of each couple Read more...
Leora's professionalism, warmth and attention to detail will make for a ceremony tailored to the uniqueness of each couple she serves. She's the best! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Many thanks! It was a delight to stand with you, Rennie and your daughters.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ms. Willis was the best. Since the very beginning she was very responsive and courteous.
I have no words to express our gratitude to her for making our day so special. We had a first interview to meet each other where she made questions and gather information that later was used to compose her wedding speech.
She did a great job capturing everyone’s attention and delivering a message of love and truth.
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“Love is not a feeling. Love is a choice. You might not always feel love but you choose to commit to it.”
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Ms. Willis, we are truly grateful to you and your very professional work that made our wedding day an unforgettable experience.
Thank you very much!!
Rodolfo & Luis
Ms. Willis was the best. Since the very beginning she was very responsive and courteous.
I have no words to express Read more...
Ms. Willis was the best. Since the very beginning she was very responsive and courteous.
I have no words to express our gratitude to her for making our day so special. We had a first interview to meet each other where she made questions and gather information that later was used to compose her wedding speech.
She did a great job capturing everyone’s attention and delivering a message of love and truth.
Quote
“Love is not a feeling. Love is a choice. You might not always feel love but you choose to commit to it.”
Unquote
Ms. Willis, we are truly grateful to you and your very professional work that made our wedding day an unforgettable experience.
Thank you very much!!
Rodolfo & Luis Read less
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