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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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Bryan
Wedding:
10/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora was fantastic! She was extremely responsive, extremely personable, and the most professional! When my wife (fiance at the time) and I met Leora for the first time during the planning stages, we sat and chatted with her for an hour and a half at a Starbucks in the mall. It was a great chance to connect and talk about what we envisioned for our wedding. While we talked Leora took notes on some of the things we were saying about each other and our experiences in life. After the meeting Leora put together and emailed us a sample ceremony script that had a couple different examples of each part of the ceremony and worked with us to finalize everything. We could not have asked for more! Leora added the perfect amount of professionalism, personalization, and grace to the ceremony!
Leora was fantastic! She was extremely responsive, extremely personable, and the most professional! When my wife (fiance Read more...
Leora was fantastic! She was extremely responsive, extremely personable, and the most professional! When my wife (fiance at the time) and I met Leora for the first time during the planning stages, we sat and chatted with her for an hour and a half at a Starbucks in the mall. It was a great chance to connect and talk about what we envisioned for our wedding. While we talked Leora took notes on some of the things we were saying about each other and our experiences in life. After the meeting Leora put together and emailed us a sample ceremony script that had a couple different examples of each part of the ceremony and worked with us to finalize everything. We could not have asked for more! Leora added the perfect amount of professionalism, personalization, and grace to the ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thank you Bryan and Sarah for your very kind words. It was a joy to be a part of wedding day festivities!
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Suzy
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora was fantastic. From meeting with us before the wedding, to writing up multiple ceremony outlines/vows, to being on time (early) to the wedding, to doing everything we asked, Leora was on top of it. All of our guests had nothing but positive, great things to say about the ceremony. It was absolutely freezing on our wedding day and Leora did a great job of getting us back inside, but didn't cut any corners.
Leora was fantastic. From meeting with us before the wedding, to writing up multiple ceremony outlines/vows, to being on Read more...
Leora was fantastic. From meeting with us before the wedding, to writing up multiple ceremony outlines/vows, to being on time (early) to the wedding, to doing everything we asked, Leora was on top of it. All of our guests had nothing but positive, great things to say about the ceremony. It was absolutely freezing on our wedding day and Leora did a great job of getting us back inside, but didn't cut any corners. Read less
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Gabby
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Leora was amazing. We had a small ceremony in a restaurant w/ no rehearsal time before and having her there made everything so easy. She had answers for everything and experience she displayed was comforting. She was also very flexible in the moment and made jokes during the ceremony to help ease our nerves, which is exactly how we wanted the ceremony to go :) She is also very affordable, especially if, like us, you are going for non-traditional/small/affordable wedding.
Leora was amazing. We had a small ceremony in a restaurant w/ no rehearsal time before and having her there made Read more...
Leora was amazing. We had a small ceremony in a restaurant w/ no rehearsal time before and having her there made everything so easy. She had answers for everything and experience she displayed was comforting. She was also very flexible in the moment and made jokes during the ceremony to help ease our nerves, which is exactly how we wanted the ceremony to go :) She is also very affordable, especially if, like us, you are going for non-traditional/small/affordable wedding. Read less
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Sharyum
Wedding:
10/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Besides our vows and having our friends and families all together, Leora Willis was our favorite aspect of our wedding! From our first meeting Leora impressed and delighted us with her professionalism, honesty, integrity, responsiveness and warmth. She is also very skilled at her profession. Our ceremony was spot on for us as a couple and all who attended our wedding said how perfect she made the ceremony.
Couples would be wise to retain Leora. She is a treasure to us and you will feel the same! We feel like we gained a friend.
Besides our vows and having our friends and families all together, Leora Willis was our favorite aspect of our wedding! Read more...
Besides our vows and having our friends and families all together, Leora Willis was our favorite aspect of our wedding! From our first meeting Leora impressed and delighted us with her professionalism, honesty, integrity, responsiveness and warmth. She is also very skilled at her profession. Our ceremony was spot on for us as a couple and all who attended our wedding said how perfect she made the ceremony.
Couples would be wise to retain Leora. She is a treasure to us and you will feel the same! We feel like we gained a friend. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your heartfelt words!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Leora was great to work with. She is so patient and kind. She was genuine in getting to know us as a couple and asking us about our families and the type of celebration we wanted. She knew our dog was very important to us and even mentioned her by name in our ceremony. She was very accommodating and flexible with our input. I would not hesitate recommending her to another bride and groom to be.
Leora was great to work with. She is so patient and kind. She was genuine in getting to know us as a couple and asking us Read more...
Leora was great to work with. She is so patient and kind. She was genuine in getting to know us as a couple and asking us about our families and the type of celebration we wanted. She knew our dog was very important to us and even mentioned her by name in our ceremony. She was very accommodating and flexible with our input. I would not hesitate recommending her to another bride and groom to be. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your generous review and the opporrtunity to stand with you on your wedding day!
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Kathleen
Wedding:
9/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Look no further!! Leora is extremely professional, knowledgeable and wonderfully kind and calm.....all very much needed on a wedding day! The entire process was seamless and our ceremony and vows were perfect. We highly recommend her and couldn't be happier with our choice.
Look no further!! Leora is extremely professional, knowledgeable and wonderfully kind and calm.....all very much needed on Read more...
Look no further!! Leora is extremely professional, knowledgeable and wonderfully kind and calm.....all very much needed on a wedding day! The entire process was seamless and our ceremony and vows were perfect. We highly recommend her and couldn't be happier with our choice. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
With This Ring I Thee Wedd responded with the following comments:

Thank you Kathleen for your time and kind words. It was a delight to stand with you and Steven and your children on your wedding day! Best always
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are very appreciative of the wonderful ceremony Leora officiated for us. She was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Leora is professional, responsive, and dedicated to providing a ceremony that is very special to the bride and groom. Before the ceremony, she offered advice and wisdom to the bridal party making everyone feel more at ease. After the ceremony we received so many compliments about the beautiful ceremony that Leora led. We highly recommend her!
My husband and I are very appreciative of the wonderful ceremony Leora officiated for us. She was a pleasure to work with Read more...
My husband and I are very appreciative of the wonderful ceremony Leora officiated for us. She was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. Leora is professional, responsive, and dedicated to providing a ceremony that is very special to the bride and groom. Before the ceremony, she offered advice and wisdom to the bridal party making everyone feel more at ease. After the ceremony we received so many compliments about the beautiful ceremony that Leora led. We highly recommend her! Read less
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Virginia
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Lenora is the greatest! She was very accommodating with my tight schedule. She went above and beyond to help us out on our very special day.
Lenora is the greatest! She was very accommodating with my tight schedule. She went above and beyond to help us out on our Read more...
Lenora is the greatest! She was very accommodating with my tight schedule. She went above and beyond to help us out on our very special day. Read less
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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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