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Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns, Northern VA Officiant, serving beyond tradition  (202.253.3629)


Serving a diverse community since 2004, with over 1000 satisfied couples



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Virginia Weddings

serving beyond tradition


Wedding bells are now ringing loud for all couples in the state of Virginia.  And I'm ready to help you create a ceremony that reflects your love and devotion to each other. 


I have officiated more than 1000 weddings throughout the Washington DC and Baltimore Metropolitan areas.  And I am authorized by the City of Alexandria Circuit Court to solemnize marriages in the commonwealth of VA.  That means I can perform your marriage anywhere in Virginia as long as you have a valid VA marriage license. 


My signature style of delivery, spontaneity, care, understanding, ethics, and couple satisfaction places me amongst the best officants and clergy you will find in the DMV.  If you're looking for a modern-day VA wedding officiant / ceremony minister who provides customized spiritual, religious, or secular ceremonies (at your location with care), you have found her. 


Travelling to your ceremony site in the Northern Virginia area would be my honor.   Areas outside of the DMV will be charged a round-trip travelling fee.


Once you're ready to say I Do, please don't hesitate to book your FREE get acquainted meeting today.




VA Wedding Officiant - Celebrant - Minister - Photog

My fees vary according to your VA wedding location.  To learn more, click fee page or call (202) 253-3629.



Time to Meet


If you're planning a wedding (big or small), we need to meet. 


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 on 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 accepted. 



About Me


I am, Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns an ordained Spiritual Science Minister recognized as a national religious leader for marriage equality by Equality Illinois.  In addition, I am a court authorized Northern VA officiant, marriage educator, spiritual coach, professional photog, artist, and founder of SJB Ministries, LLC.


As a trained multi-faith minister, I am prepared for the responsibility of serving all couples.  Moreover, I am compassionate, ethical, humorous, and a professional wedding minister.  Therefore, I will work hard with you to ensure that your wedding ceremony is memorable.


The territory in which I will be offering my services as a VA officiant and VA wedding celebrant are:  all of Northern Virginia which includes;  the City of Alexandria VA, Arlington County VA, Fairfax County VA, Prince Williams County, Loudoun County, and parts of Richmond VA. 




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Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns

SJB Ministries, LLC

 VA Wedding  Officiant, Celebrant, Minister &  Photog






Serving Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia


Maryland Weddings, Baltimore Weddings,

Washington DC Weddings Black Weddings

Waterfront Weddings, Nondenominational Weddings

Civil Weddings  Private Weddings

VA Gay Marriages




All Rights Reserved

October 2005 - 2014



Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns

Your Minister on Call

Traveling the highways of  Northern Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC

to serve the needs of a diverse spiritual community

All Faiths, All Weddings, All People



Virginia Wedding Receptions