Serving a diverse community since 2004, over 1000 satisfied couples
Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns
Maryland Wedding Officiant
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Washington DC Wedding
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Southern Maryland Officiant
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Rev. SJ Burns
MD Wedding Officiant
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Congratulations on your decision to be one heart and one body. As we all know, marriage changes the way you see yourself and how others will see you and respond to you in the future.
If you're searching for an officiant to help you bring your vision for your wedding to life, then search no more.
I am Rev. Starlene Joyner Burns (pictured above), and I offers a unique style to every wedding, commitment ceremony, or civil celebration I officiate.
Whether you're having a traditional wedding, a customized one, a private celebration or an elopement; I will lend my expertise to you (from the processional to the recessional); so that your wedding day will be one to remember.
Since my ordination in 2004, I have been adhering to a strong code of ethics. I believe that a couple should be empowered with choices for their wedding day. Therefore, I am committed to providing a service that is modern, unique, dependable and encompasses the norm.
We can work together or I can do all the work for you. Either way, your ceremony will reflects your feelings, beliefs, and culture. Your ceremony can be:
Now let me talk about myself. Most people call me Rev. Burns, a MD wedding officiant, a Southern MD officiant, and marriage celebrant. And I live in Prince George's County. The part of Southern Maryland that's closer to Washington, DC.
In 2004, I was inspired to serve those of all faiths and all cultures. So I founded The Chapel of Love Ceremonies, and shortly after that, I started SJB Ministries LLC.
Research has shown me that many couples today, seek a celebrant who respects their beliefs, relationships, and values. And my training has taught me to embrace cultural and spiritual diversity openly, lovingly, and unconditionally.
As a licensed minister, I am authorized to perform weddings and other rites of passage in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. I received additional authorization from the Superior Court of Washington DC, and the City of Alexandria Virginia for the solemnization of marriages.
If you're ceremony is being held in Maryland, Washington DC, or Northern Virginia and my services appeal to you, call me (202) 253-3629.
Maryland Wedding Minister & Maryland Wedding Officiant
Now Serving More of Southern Maryland
Large Weddings - Small Weddings - Elopements
Small - Large Weddings
$435 (Within the Baltimore & DC Metropolitan Areas)
$435 to $895 (Outside the Baltimore & Washington DC Metro Areas)
Rehearsals (same venue as wedding)
$150 (Within the Washington DC & Baltimore City Areas)
If you are eloping extemporaneously or planning a wedding, please call for my availability.
And if you are eloping extemporaneously or planning a fabulous or simple wedding, please check my availability by calling or sending email.
Monday - Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
The above fees are based on wedding location, my experience, writing and revising the ceremony, traveling to and from the wedding site, rehearsal participation, wedding party direction and coordination (if needed), my time corresponding with you, filing the county marriage license, officiating the ceremony, and other logistics. And if applicable; a holiday wedding fee of $60 is added to the base cost.
Private Wedding for 2 (Sweetheart Ceremony)
If you are looking for an alternative to a courthouse wedding or to elope in Maryland, the sweetheart wedding is for you.
Southern Maryland Weddings - Initial Meeting (Free)
Call me for a free introductory meeting. 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 (at least 4 hour in advance), I will assume that you are no longer interested in my services.
Most meetings are held in Prince George's County, Maryland at Panera Bread in the Vista Gardens Marketplace: 10531 Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, Bowie, MD 20720. The shopping center is adjacent to my community.
If you would like to reserve my services at the end of our meeting, you will need and a $100 cash deposit. Checks, money orders, and credit cards are also accepted. You may also pay online with PayPal.
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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, Gay & Lesbian Marriages in DC & MD, 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, parts of Southern Maryland and Washington, DC fulfilling the needs of those who call.