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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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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 22 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 and I'm a trained Prepare/Enrich counselor. 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 wedding.celebrant@verizon.net 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?
Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Methodist
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

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Renae
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Leora was amazing. Very professional, very responsive, and very detail oriented. She met with myself and my (then) fiance for a first interview of sorts, completely with the goal of personalizing our ceremony and vows. She was open to us giving ideas, writing our own vows and offered to help for every step of the way. I preferred to give her free rein (afterall, this is her industry!) and within the span of our initial meeting, was able to pinpoint all of these things that made us... "us". The way we interacted with each other, our comments and speech, the things that make us happy, Leora interwove everything into a ceremony that really made us happy. She was such a pleasure to work with!
Leora was amazing. Very professional, very responsive, and very detail oriented. She met with myself and my (then) fiance Read more...
Leora was amazing. Very professional, very responsive, and very detail oriented. She met with myself and my (then) fiance for a first interview of sorts, completely with the goal of personalizing our ceremony and vows. She was open to us giving ideas, writing our own vows and offered to help for every step of the way. I preferred to give her free rein (afterall, this is her industry!) and within the span of our initial meeting, was able to pinpoint all of these things that made us... "us". The way we interacted with each other, our comments and speech, the things that make us happy, Leora interwove everything into a ceremony that really made us happy. She was such a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for an officiant that will work with you on your vows and make you feel at ease Leora Motley is 100% who you should hire. I knew from our first meeting she was hired. I wanted to sign a contract right then and there matter fact I had other officiants lined up to meet I cancelled all of those appointments. Leora listened to exactly what we wanted and made our ceremony so special. She used the perfect words to make our ceremony flow beautifully. We are so thankful we found such a wonderful person to officiate our day.
If you are looking for an officiant that will work with you on your vows and make you feel at ease Leora Motley is 100% Read more...
If you are looking for an officiant that will work with you on your vows and make you feel at ease Leora Motley is 100% who you should hire. I knew from our first meeting she was hired. I wanted to sign a contract right then and there matter fact I had other officiants lined up to meet I cancelled all of those appointments. Leora listened to exactly what we wanted and made our ceremony so special. She used the perfect words to make our ceremony flow beautifully. We are so thankful we found such a wonderful person to officiate our day. Read less
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Keisha
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
We are very thankful that Leora officiated our ceremony-it was thoughtful, warm and exactly what we wanted. She was very easy to work with and professional. She really listened to the type of ceremony we wanted and drafted the perfect script--it was funny yet touching and really captured our sentiments as a couple. I highly recommend working with her.
We are very thankful that Leora officiated our ceremony-it was thoughtful, warm and exactly what we wanted. She was very Read more...
We are very thankful that Leora officiated our ceremony-it was thoughtful, warm and exactly what we wanted. She was very easy to work with and professional. She really listened to the type of ceremony we wanted and drafted the perfect script--it was funny yet touching and really captured our sentiments as a couple. I highly recommend working with her. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Leora made our day amazing! She was such a great officiant. The ceremony was just the right length, and Leora's words touched everyone. I would recommend her to anyone!
Leora made our day amazing! She was such a great officiant. The ceremony was just the right length, and Leora's words Read more...
Leora made our day amazing! She was such a great officiant. The ceremony was just the right length, and Leora's words touched everyone. I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Deirdre
Wedding:
6/13/2015
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We feel so grateful and lucky that Leora officiated our wedding. She took the time to get to know us, made great suggestions (such as a "ring warming"), and created a personalized ceremony for us. She truly wanted our ceremony to reflect who we are, our relationship, and our families. Everyone thought she was just the best!
We feel so grateful and lucky that Leora officiated our wedding. She took the time to get to know us, made great Read more...
We feel so grateful and lucky that Leora officiated our wedding. She took the time to get to know us, made great suggestions (such as a "ring warming"), and created a personalized ceremony for us. She truly wanted our ceremony to reflect who we are, our relationship, and our families. Everyone thought she was just the best! Read less
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Leora was great! Extremely flexible and responsive - everyone in the wedding party said she was amazing!
Leora was great! Extremely flexible and responsive - everyone in the wedding party said she was amazing!
Leora was great! Extremely flexible and responsive - everyone in the wedding party said she was amazing! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
We heard about Leora from one of our vendors, and we cannot say enough good things about her. She is very professional, kind, joyful, calming. She took the time to really get to know us as a couple, was able to capture our sentiments and build a ceremony that truly represented who we are as a couple. Thank you Leora for helping make this day amazing for us, our family and our friends. We give her the highest of recommendations!!
We heard about Leora from one of our vendors, and we cannot say enough good things about her. She is very professional, Read more...
We heard about Leora from one of our vendors, and we cannot say enough good things about her. She is very professional, kind, joyful, calming. She took the time to really get to know us as a couple, was able to capture our sentiments and build a ceremony that truly represented who we are as a couple. Thank you Leora for helping make this day amazing for us, our family and our friends. We give her the highest of recommendations!! Read less
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Jeana
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Leora is really wonderful to work with. She tries to cater the ceremony based on her interview with us. She also has a great sense of humor and made the both of us laugh at our ceremony. It was beautiful.
Leora is really wonderful to work with. She tries to cater the ceremony based on her interview with us. She also has a Read more...
Leora is really wonderful to work with. She tries to cater the ceremony based on her interview with us. She also has a great sense of humor and made the both of us laugh at our ceremony. It was beautiful. Read less
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J
Wedding:
5/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Leora was a helpful and kind officiant. I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding.
Leora was a helpful and kind officiant. I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding.
Leora was a helpful and kind officiant. I would recommend her to anyone planning a wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Leora truly made our ceremony more special then we could have imagined. She took the time to get to know us in the months prior and was able to incorporate who we are as a couple into the service. Her calm presence helped us stay calm as we said our vows and even added some humor into the ceremony.
Leora truly made our ceremony more special then we could have imagined. She took the time to get to know us in the months Read more...
Leora truly made our ceremony more special then we could have imagined. She took the time to get to know us in the months prior and was able to incorporate who we are as a couple into the service. Her calm presence helped us stay calm as we said our vows and even added some humor into the ceremony. Read less
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