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


My Fees

VA Wedding Officiant - Celebrant - Minister - Photog


Elopements - Small - Large Weddings


Small - Large Weddings

$435 (Within the Northern VA Area)

areas beyond the DC Metropolitan area will be charged .70/mile (each way)


Rehearsals (same venue as wedding)

$150 (Within the Northern VA  Area)

areas beyond the DC Metropolitan area will be charged .70/mile (each way)


Quick Signing Ceremony (couple only)

$150  (Arlington & Alexandria VA)

weekdays only 11 am  - 3 pm (no holidays)


Elopements & PopUp Weddings

Fee vary according to location call for special weekday rates in Northern VA


After Ceremony Photo-Shoot with Rev. B.

call for rates


Upon booking your large wedding with me, you will receive a free wedding ceremony workbook.  This booklet has sample ceremonies, rituals, and readings.  In addition, you will receive a personalized draft ceremony, and guidance.  


Please Note:  All ceremonies require a valid marriage license or original marriage certificate (for previously married couples).  This document must be presented to me prior to the ceremony. For marriage licensing procedures, please check with the marriage bureau of the circuit court in the jurisdiction in which you obtained your marriage license.


The above fees are based on 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).


After reserving your wedding date and time with me, you may secure my services with a $100 nonrefundable deposit.  This payment can be made by check, cash, or money order.  I normally collect this fee at the conclusion of our first meeting (in person or over the phone).  The balance is due 60 days prior (check or cash) to your wedding.  For short notice weddings, all money is due at the time of booking.




About Me


I am, Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns a trained Spiritual Science Minister, authorized VA officiant, professional photog, marriage educator, marriage equality advocate, and spiritual coach.  In addition, I am the founder and director of SJB Ministries, LLC.


As a trained and ordained multi-faith minister, I am prepared for the responsibility of my office.  Moreover, I am compassionate, ethical, humorous, and a professional wedding officiant.  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; and parts of Loudoun County VA.


In addition, I will extend my services to the following to areas close to Richmond VA.




Premarital education program coming soon.







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



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