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The energy of love is strong enough to reach across the
universe and connect two people who are
destine to be
together. And I am always honored to be part of a couple's
public celebration of love.
Witnessing the beauty of two souls
merging together to build a home based on their love, understanding,
respect, promises, and spiritual beliefs; is a wonderful experience for me.
I will work with all
couples to create a
special ceremony that demonstrates who they are as individuals and
as caring partners.
As a Baltimore
Officiant, I will come to your wedding site. Your site can be a home,
garden, park, banquet hall, country club, ballroom, hotel, restaurant,
Letting me know
where, when, and how to get there; puts me at the right place at the
Baltimore Weddings - Metropolitan
Area & Suburbs
- Large Weddings
the Baltimore City Areas)
(same venue as wedding)
Baltimore Metro Areas)
- Private Wedding for 2 (couple only)
for special weekday rates in MD, DC, & VA
Upon booking your wedding with me, you
will receive a free wedding ceremony workbook with sample ceremonies,
rituals, and beautiful readings. In addition, you will receive a
personalized draft ceremony, and a premarital questionnaire.
There is a $100 nonrefundable deposit
required to secure my services for your wedding day. This
deposit is subtracted from the total cost.
Please Note: All ceremonies
require a valid marriage license or original marriage certificate (for
previously married couples) that must be presented to me prior to my
officiating the wedding ceremony.
licensing procedures, please check with the marriage
bureau of the circuit court in the jurisdiction in which you are
planning to get married, or click the above link.
above fees are based on my experience, writing and revising the ceremony,
traveling to and from the wedding site, rehearsal attendance, wedding party direction and coordination, my time corresponding
with you, filing the county marriage license, officiating the ceremony,
advertising cost, website hosting, 5% cost of living increase, other
logistics, and (if applicable) a holiday
wedding fee ($60 is added to the base cost).
Make your deposit now!
Premarital coaching is
available, but not required. For additional information, kindly
Starlene Joyner Burns, a Nondenominational - Interfaith Baltimore
Wedding Minister and Baltimore Officiant. And
the founder and director of SJB Ministries, LLC.
of you have seen me standing with our state governor in support of the
marriage equality bill this year.
Upon graduating from seminary, I had
made a commitment to serving our LGBT people openly and unconditionally.
I studied four years at the National Spiritual Science Center School
(seminary). And became an ordained minister at NSSC following my
graduation. Now I teach spiritual growth and development,
meditation, and healing.
My training as a wedding officiant and
all the holy sacraments was received through the Sanctuary (with Rev. Joyce
Klein) to enhance my ability to deliver a quality service to those in need of
an independent nondenominational wedding minister.
I decided to perform weddings in Baltimore,
because I am a native
Baltimorean. Born in Baltimore City in the
late 50's, where I lived with my parents until age four. Baltimore has
changed a lot over the years,
and I am always happy to come back just to see
The territory in which I will be offering my
services as a Baltimore
Baltimore County, MD; Baltimore
City, MD; Howard
County, MD; Anne Arundel County, MD; Frederick County, MD;
County, MD; and Hartford County, MD
In addition my services will be extended to
parts of the Eastern Shore that is within a 70 mile radius of my home in
And if you would like to read my
reviews, click the link.
Monday - Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
to check my availability for your wedding.
Meeting (Initial Consultation)
Once we have agreed on a meeting date and time; kindly confirm it with
me the day before or the morning (after 10:00 am) of our meeting.
This way I will know that you are sincere about your
wedding plans and meeting with me. If I do not hear from you, I will
assume that you are no longer interested in my services.
All meetings are held at Panera Bread in the Vista Gardens Marketplace: 10531 Martin
Luther King Jr. Highway, Bowie, MD 20720. This shopping center is
adjacent to my community. And there are
times when I hold meetings at my home or via Skype.
If you would like to reserve my services at the end of our meeting, you will
need and a $100 cash deposit. Checks and money orders are also
Click here for directions to my home office.
Chapel of Love Ceremonies
Starlene Joyner Burns
Baltimore Wedding Minister
and Baltimore Officiant
4722 Morning Glory Trail
Bowie, Maryland 20720
- Serving Maryland, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, and Washington DC
Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns
Performing Weddings in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia
Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns supports Nondenominational Ministers, Baltimore
Baltimore Wedding Ministers, Baltimore Wedding Officiants, and Maryland
Officiants across the Baltimore Metro area.
A Baltimore Wedding Ministers and Baltimore Wedding Officiants Site
Serving a diverse spiritual community in
MD, VA and
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SJB Ministries LLC
Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns, Your Minister on Call
Traveling the highways
Northern Virginia, & Washington DC to serve the needs of
a diverse spiritual community
Faiths, All Weddings, All Ethnicities
Rev. SJ Burns is listed on many websites under: Baltimore Officiants, MD Officiant,
Maryland Wedding Officiants, Baltimore Officiant, Interfaith Wedding Ministers, Nondenominational Wedding Officiants,
Baltimore Celebrants, Justice of the Peace, Marriage
Celebrant, and Clergy.
Rev. Burns (your
minister on call and resident MD Officiant) loves performing
Maryland Weddings, DC Weddings, Baltimore Weddings, Virginia
Weddings, Civil Weddings, Interfaith Weddings, Nondenominational Weddings,
Nonreligious Weddings, Integrated Weddings, Interracial
Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Elopements and Washington DC
Weddings. She travels
up and down the highways from Bowie to Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Annapolis, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg,
Rockville, Alexandria, Fairfax, and Washington, DC
fulfilling the needs of those who call.
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