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Rev. Burns was absolutely amazing! She had everything ready and really calmed our nerves. She did an awesome job.

Erin & Amy (9/9/2011)


When my wife and I chose Rev. Burns for our ceremony we were sure she would do a wonderful job because of her experience and her understanding. She knew what we wanted and delivered it greater than we had hoped for. On our wedding day Rev. Burns touched each person with her words. I feel blessed to have experienced her as my officiant.

Sada & Margaret (8/27/2011)



From the moment I meet Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns, I thought she was wonderful. I loved her energy, coolness and a sort of jazziness about her. She was perfect for my non-traditional wedding. I loved that she was flexible and understood my vision of what my wedding day should be. She showed up on time. The family enjoyed her. Loved the way she presented the ceremony for my small cocktail wedding ( we only had about 12 guest and out of those 12 guest four were kids). I really think I was blessed with the perfect wedding. I was worried about find the right officiant to fit into my non traditional wedding. But after meeting her in one meeting. I told my husband that she was the one. She has a great sense of humor. she's laid back. very nice and put me to ease. She's got a zen quality about her. Trust me on your wedding day you will want as many chilled people around you as possible. Cause you will be a little stressed. So whether you want a traditional wedding or non-traditional like I had. I would highly recommend Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns.

Peter and Michelle Graves (5/21/11)



Rev. Burns was beyond exceptional. We had to travel to DC to be married and she made it so easy to make arrangements. We did not even have to be there anytime before the wedding. On the day of the wedding she was early and the ceremony was beautiful. She never stumbled over any words and it just flowed. The ceremony I have to say was the most beautiful that I have ever seen performed and I'm not just saying that because it was my day. She can be trusted to get your license and with your personal information. If you are planning to marry you should consider Rev. Burns. She will not disappoint...


Toni and LaShanda 5/20/11



My husband and I were married by Rev. Joyner Burns on May 1, 2011. Although I contacted several local officiants, Rev. Burns was by far the most professional, courteous, and responsive. She took the time to listen to our hopes for our wedding day and learn about us as a couple. I was a detail-oriented bride and I had very specific ideas about how I wanted the wedding to proceed. Rev. Burns listened to every idea I had and was diligent about incorporating my wishes into the ceremony. For those of you who may not be as anal-retentive as me, fear not! Rev. Burns comes prepared with an array of ideas and sample wedding services that you can adapt to your specific needs. Whether you are a spiritual, but non-practicing couple as we are, an interfaith couple, a God-fearing couple who hasn't found the right place of worship, Rev. Burns will respect your tradition and beliefs. She will provide you with a wedding ceremony that will honor who you are as individuals and a couple. I cannot say enough positive things about Rev. Burns! We think highly of her and we highly recommend her services!

Mrs. Darlington (5/1/11)



My partner, now wife and I, traveled from Texas to get married in DC.  Starlene Joyner Burns, is intuitive and did an amazing job for us. We chose her based on who we perceived her to be. We were both amazed by her.


She did and said all the right things. It was as if she knew us. Not only did she officiate our ceremony on the Lincoln Memorial, she served as our agent, filing for our license so we could avoid the 3 day waiting period. Her fees were very reasonable.

I must say, we would not do anything differently.  Starlene made our special time even more memorable. Thanks,"


Terri and Pamela (5/2010).



Starlene,   I just want you to know that this service you did for us really was such a blessing!  You basically are giving us a honeymoon because now we can come in right before and have the time after our ceremony to go somewhere quiet.  Had we not used you, all of our days would have needed to be spent before waiting for the marriage license. 


So thank you very very much, we really appreciate how quickly and efficiently you got our marriage license. 

Lisanne & Holly, OK  (3/2011)



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