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"The secret of a peaceful life is not just doing what you like, but to like what it is that you are doing." David Baird




Erica and Andy Shaw


We received numerous compliments from our guests about you and how much everyone really enjoyed the ceremony. 


Thank you so much for everything.  We couldn't have asked for a better ceremony.  It was wonderful!




April and Khary Brasher


Everything was wonderful.  It was what I expected and more.

Thank you.




Arthur and Nicole


We can't thank you enough for the beautiful ceremony.  Everyone loved it and was very impressed with all the original touches.  We really appreciated you making such an individualized ceremony possible. 

We are doing well, hope you are too!




Scott & Kristin

Scott and I were so grateful that you were the pastor for our wedding.  Your service was so beautiful that several of our guests requested a copy of your sermon. 

Thank you.  You were a large part of what made our wedding special.



Anita & Jonathan

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding.  Your direction during the ceremony was right on cue.  You can't imagine all the positive comments made by members of the wedding party. 

We all concluded, "Rev. Burns makes you feel like you have known her all your life."  And Jonathan was quite pleased with you, starting at the rehearsal. 

He even has some far fetched idea that he knows you!!

Much Love Rev. Burns. 

We will always recommend you.



Terri & Harry

We were so blessed to have our wedding presided by you.  It was our special destiny to find each other, and then find you

Your guidance was very much appreciated, and allowed us to create our unique day of marriage commitment. 

May God bless you and all you touch.. 




Nicole & Christopher

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding.  You were such a pleasure to work with.  All of your kind words and support has really meant a lot to us.

We are sorry that you were unable to stay for the entire reception. 

Thanks again for everything.



Laura & Craig

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony on June 9th.  The ceremony was perfect, and we had such a good time, despite being a little nervous!

Thank you also for coordinating the rehearsal so well and for getting our marriage off to such a good start.



Stacey & George

Thank you so much for a wonderful ceremony.  Family and friends raved about how wonderful it was and how excellent you were.  It was truly special.  Despite the heat (and my tardiness) it was spectacular!



Robin & Kacey

Thank you so much for the guidance that you provided Kacey and me to make our wedding ceremony beautiful and our marriage blessed.  We received so many compliments about the ceremony... beautiful, different, and meaningful to name a few. 

Kacey and I are truly happy and at peace with one another. 



Aaron & Simona

Thank you for making our event meaningful - we could have not made a better choice.



Pam & Vicki

Thank you so much for officiating our commitment ceremony on August 12. 

We received a lot of compliments on your excellent presentation.



Fatima & Laundis Johnson

Laundis and I would like to express our deepest gratitude to you for marrying us; and for all of your help, patience, and flexibility throughout the duration of this process.

We were blessed to be able to find you instead of having to go to the courthouse.  It was a very memorable and enjoyable occasion.  

Thanks again....



Julie & Randy Watts 

Randy and I can't say, Thank you enough for performing our wedding ceremony at The Villa.  The ceremony was beautiful, and several of our guest made comments regarding how excellent the service was performed.

Again, thank you for making our day very special.



Mr. & Mrs. Darent Polk 


Just wanted to drop a note of gratitude for the beautiful, special, private ceremony you made possible.  Thank you for ushering in our new lives.





Fabian & Natalie


We just wanted to say thank you again for performing our wedding ceremony.  We felt very comfortable and relaxed in your home.  



Roseanne and George 


Thank you so much.  We had many compliments on the service.  Everyone wanted to know where we found you.  It was a beautiful service.



Mary and Howard 


I am just writing this to say THANK YOU for doing such a great job on our wedding! We are beyond pleased.





Wayne & Giselle


Thanks so much for making our wedding a special event. Giselle, myself and our families loved everything about the ceremony that you provided for us and I will definitely be telling my friends about your services.


Thanks and God Bless.



Julian and Caren


On our wedding day, a lot had been achieved in a short time, after a lot of planning and activities.  We were a consecrated married coupled, gone through an incredible jovial, warm, friendly, and successful wedding ceremony.  


You, Rev. S.J. Burns, are one of those who played a role before and during the day of our ceremony,  to ensure the glamorous occasion of our wedding.


We and our parents wish to covey to you, our deepest appreciation for your services and all other contributions leading to the success of our wedding. 


Thank you very much.



Wayne and Kelly

Thank you for your excellent service which was greatly appreciated.



Eileen and William

I want to thank you for making our new beginning one to remember forever. The service was beautiful and you are GREAT!!



Rocio and Melissa


I wanted to thank you for the central part you played in our beautiful, wonderful ceremony. From our first conversation on the phone, your energy was peaceful, calming, reassuring, and positive. This energy carried through to our in-person meeting and during the entire ceremony itself. 


Even during the ceremony, when both Rocio and I were nervous and emotional while reading our vows, you were the calming voice that whispered, "take your time." That made all the difference. We planned our own wedding (ceremony and reception) and you helped take some of the chaos out of the planning process. 


You gave us structure without confining us, and direction without losing sight of our needs and wants to make the ceremony a reflection of us. You are easy to talk to and I felt comfortable disclosing information about us and our families and history that helped us in shaping the ceremony. Thank you!!



Phillip and Shellon


First, we would like to thank you very much for performing our marriage ceremony.  You were very prompt, thorough, and  professional from the very
beginning when we met you to the end and we really appreciated that. 

Everything on your part was done to our satisfaction.  THANK YOU!



Sharon and Norval


Thank you for officiating our wedding ceremony.  Everyone commented on how wonderfully you performed the service.  The evening could not have been more beautiful!  We appreciate your patience and kindness.



Krischa & Vincent


I cannot thank you enough for making my wedding day a very special day, considering the circumstances in which it took place.  This will be a day that Vincent and I won't forget.



Daquan and Joy

I wanted to take this time out and say thanks for everything.  It was so special and a memorable event.



Samuel & Lynda

Thank you for performing our ceremony on such short notice. We were very please with the atmosphere you have created in your home.



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